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Dammit, when the "How sitting wrecks your body" part came up, I was in the EXACT same position the white outline(?) was in.

GG guys, Ill see you all in 15 years!
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post #42 of 66
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

Wait we can't have strength and endurance? Man the human body sucks if that's the case.

Thats how all muscle works, there are two seperate muscle fibers known as fast and slow twitch and you can't make both grow at the same time because it require two seperate stimuli. When you train for both you actually negatively impact your results for both which is a scientifically known interference that has been documented since the 1970s I believe. Anything more than brisk walking can cause this. A lot of people just don't do any research so they only hurt their own results by doing a bunch of cardio when they are trying to gain muscle mass and other stupid things like thinking working abs or, and I hate this word "core", will make you lose fat in one area. If you strength train properly you are doing cardio anyway and will lost more fat so there is really no point in cardio unless you are obese, injured so you cant lift, or your job/sport specifically require endurance. Most people who do cardio are just stupid people who didn't do any research, well 90%+ of the people in the gym. For instance women think they will get muscles from strength training even though they lack the testosterone to gain muscle so they just do cardio crap.

But most people dont do research and listen to the idiot personal trainers who dont know what they are doing and dont really care. Thats why you see the 150lb nerd doing 50 upper body exercises trying to shape his biceps and pecs, which he doenst have, or the guys doing 3x10 when they have no base muscle mass to start with anyway. Cant sculpt if you dont have any clay. And these same guys are chugging supplements and muscle milk while eating 2500 calorie diets and give up mid january.

stronglifts.com is a good site to find info or startingstrength

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post #43 of 66
I'm safe I guess... I cannot sit for more than an hour before getting an urge to go see my family, or go to check whatever thing at the garage biggrin.gif
   
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post #44 of 66
Been sitting in the 135-degree posture for years now, people at work tell me "gonna break your back man!" but I'm not the one walking away with a back ache after an 8 hour shift tongue.gif

However I do realize that sitting so long has done bad things to my legs. I'm not obese, quite the opposite - such little movement has basically weakened my arms and legs to the point I can barely do half the press-ups or squats I used to be able to do without cramping up. Time to hit the daily exercise routines again I say!
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post #45 of 66
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Originally Posted by Ploppytheman View Post

Thats how all muscle works, there are two seperate muscle fibers known as fast and slow twitch and you can't make both grow at the same time because it require two seperate stimuli. When you train for both you actually negatively impact your results for both which is a scientifically known interference that has been documented since the 1970s I believe. Anything more than brisk walking can cause this. A lot of people just don't do any research so they only hurt their own results by doing a bunch of cardio when they are trying to gain muscle mass and other stupid things like thinking working abs or, and I hate this word "core", will make you lose fat in one area. If you strength train properly you are doing cardio anyway and will lost more fat so there is really no point in cardio unless you are obese, injured so you cant lift, or your job/sport specifically require endurance. Most people who do cardio are just stupid people who didn't do any research, well 90%+ of the people in the gym. For instance women think they will get muscles from strength training even though they lack the testosterone to gain muscle so they just do cardio crap.
But most people dont do research and listen to the idiot personal trainers who dont know what they are doing and dont really care. Thats why you see the 150lb nerd doing 50 upper body exercises trying to shape his biceps and pecs, which he doenst have, or the guys doing 3x10 when they have no base muscle mass to start with anyway. Cant sculpt if you dont have any clay. And these same guys are chugging supplements and muscle milk while eating 2500 calorie diets and give up mid january.
stronglifts.com is a good site to find info or startingstrength
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" Most people who do cardio are just stupid people who didn't do any research, well 90%+ of the people in the gym." That's just a silly argument, granted a lot of people who go to a gym a posers, most have no idea what they are doing, others just go there to get hurt with terrible form excercise and so on. There are plenty of misinformed people who just eat up whatever silly pills and supplements to get results. Long story short you are what you eat, you cannot replace meals with supplements period and imo cardio is a must regardless of your goals, you just have to adjust the intensity and how much you do in order for it to be productive.

"Strength training 3days/week for 2hrs or less each will keep you very very strong and fit for men or women" not everyone train for the same results, and every person is different , for me that kind of workout is a waste and bear no fruits for my goals, hence why I do 4 day/week weights in routines of 1 hour and some light intensity cardio on my free days no more than 20 -30mins depending how i feel, that way I train weights 1 day on and 1 off, and a light cardio won't impact or ruin my progress on my free day after im rested. I discovered what works best for me and my goals after 10 years of training and research, there is no "standard regime" for everyone to follow, you have to set some goals, do your research, go out there and see how it goes. From there keep modifying until you are happy with it. thumb.gif
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post #46 of 66
That image is great. Just great.

Things like "Between 1980 and 2000, exercise rates stayed the same, sitting time increased 8%, obesity doubled"

Oh wow, it must be the sitting that is doing it eek.gif

OR maybe it is diet changes, or lifestyle changes, or cost of living changes, or many other things that have changed in the 20 year time period. You might as well say that between 1970 and 2000 the amount of manned moon landings doubled, and obesity rates doubled. Coincidence? I think not!

It's official:

Moon landings cause obesity!

NASA, stop landing on the moon and making us all fat!
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post #47 of 66
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post

Honestly, if you have a obesity/back issues hitting the gym and doing some cardio should be priority #1.

Actually a recent study found that sitting for extended periods EVEN with daily excercise negatively impacted health.
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I'd stand, but my tables are too short.
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Standing for long periods of time can cause fatigue. Fatigue weakens the immune system which then makes the body susceptible to illness.

 

At least that is how I feel after standing for hours on end at a time.

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How tall would most cars need to be to accommodate that...
I think the idea is interesting, I think there's one guy at work who normally works at his desk standing. I can't help but think that first few weeks would be oh so unpleasant though as you get used to standing all the time instead of sitting...

Yes and no.

Back when I used to build things for a living I would be stood up all day and not even notice. Now that I sit at a desk for a living I reckon I could still go back to my old job and not need a single day to adapt to standing up again.

The problem arises when you're stood stationary for too long, which unfortunately you would need to be stationary whilst stood at a desk. If you're moving about all day doing a manual labour job, you wouldn't even notice it.
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