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Exercises for everyday life

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  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Im trying to think of exercise routines for everyday life.

    For example i dont need to go to the gym and do squats , it serves me no benefit, other than maybe damage my knees .nor doing tricep curls etc

    Im currently wanting to doing exercises that will benefit me to help me get through the days.with enrrgy staminaand flexibility etc

    What exercises do u think are important ?

    Cardio probaly number 1 ... So plenty of walking, walking up hills, for weight loss and stamina building.
    Also i saw a guy carrying a heavy ball running around the gym.
     
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    I wouldn't dismiss exercises such as squats.
    Good for your overall strength, with extra benefits such as inducing growth hormone release.
    Good for your bone density.
    Builds muscle which in turn builds mass.
    Muscle is good.
     
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    Deadlifts
     
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  4. Darlinghurst Boy

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    maybe some weight training... But im talking about exercise to help you through life day to day activities such as climbing stairs,lifting things , bending over , crouching down , lifting and walking with groceries etc

    People who work long hours ... Dont have time to do pointless exercises.. They want exercises to benefit their day to day quality of living.. Stamina, energy, etc.

    Is exercise training such as the chicken walk still beneficial, i never see it nowadays and i remember we used to do it at school.
    You have to crouch down in a squat and either put your hands on your hips or head and walk.

    I notice there was balancing exercises on youtube , stretching and flexiblity i guess are something we should do a few tmes a week.

    Warching the elderly chinese in the parks in Sydney last week I saw them do exercises I never saw before !! But they looked very flexible and fit !!!:eek:

    Personally i dont like spending hours in a gym.. I want to train or exercise in something which will benefit my day to day quality of living... Not using machines for the sake of it.
    30 minutes a day preferably is what i prefer .

    My doctor suggested doing sit ups at least 3 tmes a week for core strength.

    Balancing exercices are something im looking at trying to do at least once a week too... I saw the chinese doing this in the park last week.
     
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  5. Ambit

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    Google HIIT high intensity interval training, it's the new miracle exercise regime, seriously it's getting really good reviews. There was a programme on the ABC I think recently it involves short bursts (say 30 seconds) of running/cycling as hard as you can, easing up then repeating a few times. Doing that 3 times a week is apparently fantastic for general fitness and health
     
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  6. D.T.

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    Squats!
     
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  8. Darlinghurst Boy

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    According to my knee doctor squats can damage your knees and i use to be a high user of the hack squat when i was younger... I believed these did damage to my knee.
     
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    Yes !!! I have been doing this ... And its achieving results !!!
    I went hard on the exercise bike today for about 3 minutes got out of breathe rested about a minute then hit the treadmill.
     
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    They only damage your knees if you do it wrong or don't go down past parallel. This creates a sheer force.

    Do them properly and they're the best things you could do.
     
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    It improves the health of the mitochondria in the cells which is good for, well, just about everything.
     
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    "functional fitness"
     
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    Squats are what fixed my 'bad knee' - took about 10 days to improve a condition I suffered with for months.
     
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    Burpees +/- star jumps (I think they're sometimes called jumping jacks)...................covers a significant number of muscle groups and cardio built in.

    Start slowly and build up and careful if you already carry injuries. Seek clearance from physio's or medico's and the like
     
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    Dammit. I'll have to get an asian toilet installed in my house.......... no more luxuriating on the bowl.....

    The Y-man
     
  16. Darlinghurst Boy

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    Well yesterday i hit the gym in this high intensity HIIT way...going fast pace on the exercise bike then a minutes rest then treadmill etc.
    Havent lost any weight but today i feel much energised and jumping out of my skin !!

    Maybe its mind over matter...but i really feel if you can train hard at least 20 minutes a day it can benefit you so much.
    Im now having different days where i practise balancing exercises ..standing on one leg holding a medicine ball etc.
    I went with a friend yesterday to the gym...he was a bit embarrassed because i was standing on one leg holding the medicine ball above me....he is one of those persons who is looking around the gym to see if anyone is looking..because he gets embarrassed.
    I never care what other people think..in fact i never look at others in there.

    Im paying to use the gym..if i want to run around with kettlebells i dont care what others think.
    I noticed sometimes if i take a friend to the gym and he is a Orthodox Jew some people will stop and stare...
    I only ever had maybe two times someone try to interfere in my business...and this was on the tricep pull down machine...as i stepped back to get my breathe but still in space a man quickly grabbed the tricep bar..but i didnt move from it ..and he couldnt use it even though he had his hands on it so without words he left.
    Already i had to ask for a discount due to not being able to use machines..one man had his towel on a machine so no one can use it..then on another he put his water bottle..then another he had his jacket..so no one can use these machines.

    This is the same people when i stand barely 30cm from the mirror doing my armcurls they just walk and stand in front of me pretending to look at the dumbells below.

    I would like to do that exercise carrying the heavy weights in each hand and walking fast around the gym ..this is great for training for carrying grocery bags.
     
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    In the last 3 months have put a real focus on legs (squats, dead lifts ( I still use the smith machine as fear of pulling my back), lunges etc) and it has helped massively from my previous lower back issues. Helps you sit and bend properly so very functional.

    I have been changing exercises within my routine as I find it shocks my body. For example I swapped in 3 new exercises for my chest/shoulders day and my body is screaming at me now (in a good way)

    Can I suggest you try Pilates for 3 months, it will change your breathing, posture and will have you in touch with your body. Very functional for the every day.