Non-Gymers

  • Latenight30

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    Jul 21, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    yes I just made the word Gymers up.
    I'm referring to the gays who are like "what is this gym you speak of?"
    then they try to claim they have a good build and can build muscle easily.
    I know we are all in this cause it's a passion and a lifestyle, but do "nay sayers" annoy you?
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    Depends...guys who absolutely refuse to exercise annoy me. I don't mind guys who like to exercise but prefer to do so in places other than the typical globo-gym.
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    Jul 21, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    I say, each unto his own. HOWEVER...I have no sympathy for, and no attraction to, people who are out of shape, overweight, lazy, have low energy or otherwise a burden to their own existence (not to mention society). I don't care how you do it, just do everyone (most of all Yourself) a favor and take care of your body. You only get one, make the best of it.
  • MercuryMax

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    Jul 22, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    LVmotoJock saidI say, each unto his own. HOWEVER...I have no sympathy for, and no attraction to, people who are out of shape, overweight, lazy, have low energy or otherwise a burden to their own existence (not to mention society). I don't care how you do it, just do everyone (most of all Yourself) a favor and take care of your body. You only get one, make the best of it.


    I'm trying...getting better at it, but still not up to the level of 90% of you guys on this site....
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    Jul 22, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    LVmotoJock saidI say, each unto his own. HOWEVER...I have no sympathy for, and no attraction to, people who are out of shape, overweight, lazy, have low energy or otherwise a burden to their own existence (not to mention society). I don't care how you do it, just do everyone (most of all Yourself) a favor and take care of your body. You only get one, make the best of it.


    They dont annoy me... I'm gonna keep working out and they can keep on sitting down watching TV all day and eating some terrible fast food.
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    Jul 22, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    I know a couple where one is a heavy gymer and the other can't muster any enthusiasm. It's a strained relationship at times particularly since the gymer started working out with an gym buddy that's an ex boyfriend of his icon_neutral.gif
  • DrewT

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    Jul 22, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    CHIdude said

    They dont annoy me... I'm gonna keep working out and they can keep on sitting down watching TV all day and eating some terrible fast food.


    Exactly. Well, unless they ask me for fitness advice, and then don't take it. But whatevs. I love going, and if they don't, then their might be an issue with time, as in "You're not spending enough time with me." I like to be somewhat active. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    The other side of the story are all the gymers who work to have the perfect body purely for vanity but can't do anything else. They get in their car rather than walk to the gym, take the elevator rather than walk the steps and forget about trying to get them interested in a new sport.

    Just because one doesn't go to a gym does not mean one is out of shape. You don't need a gym to stay in shape. There's mountain biking, running, swimming, kayaking, surfing, yoga, gymnastics, skiing and many other sports that can keep you fit. What's the point of all the fitness if you're not outside having fun on occasion?
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    Jul 22, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    What IS this gym you speak of? I haven't been to one in almost a year.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 22, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    friendormate said
    Just because one doesn't go to a gym does not mean one is out of shape. You don't need a gym to stay in shape. There's mountain biking, running, swimming, kayaking, surfing, yoga, gymnastics, skiing and many other sports that can keep you fit. What's the point of all the fitness if you're not outside having fun on occasion?


    I've belatedly found I need to workout my legs now. I used to keep them in good shape with occasional biking and almost daily mountain hiking.
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    Jul 22, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    friendormate saidThe other side of the story are all the gymers who work to have the perfect body purely for vanity but can't do anything else. They get in their car rather than walk to the gym, take the elevator rather than walk the steps and forget about trying to get them interested in a new sport.

    Just because one doesn't go to a gym does not mean one is out of shape. You don't need a gym to stay in shape. There's mountain biking, running, swimming, kayaking, surfing, yoga, gymnastics, skiing and many other sports that can keep you fit. What's the point of all the fitness if you're not outside having fun on occasion?


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    It took me awhile to realize that when it comes to fitness, "pretty" and "useful" are two separate things. (Though being pretty doesn't necessarily mean being not useful, and vice versa.)

    Someone posted these pics of Navy SEALs working out. They don't exactly look like the models on the cover of fitness mags, but I'd consider them much more "fit" than the average "gymer".

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/05/02/navy-seals.html
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    Jul 22, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    Kettlebells (in various sizes from 16kg to 24kg), my bodyweight, a chinup bar, and a set of dining room chairs ballasted by the KB's to stabilize them for dips.

    And a 10-LB. longsword with one-handed Fechtbuch drills.

    And some Shattered Blade on the Wii for light upper arm cardio.

    The only thing I'd hit a gym for is to watch the free floor show provided by the boys cruising the steamroom. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    MercuryMax said
    I'm trying...getting better at it, but still not up to the level of 90% of you guys on this site....


    Max- Looks like you're doing great. I'm no where near where I'd like to be either, but at least we give a shit about how we look and feel. Keep at it bro- we'll get there!
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    Jul 22, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    wildtype87 said
    friendormate saidThe other side of the story are all the gymers who work to have the perfect body purely for vanity but can't do anything else. They get in their car rather than walk to the gym, take the elevator rather than walk the steps and forget about trying to get them interested in a new sport.

    Just because one doesn't go to a gym does not mean one is out of shape. You don't need a gym to stay in shape. There's mountain biking, running, swimming, kayaking, surfing, yoga, gymnastics, skiing and many other sports that can keep you fit. What's the point of all the fitness if you're not outside having fun on occasion?


    +100000
    It took me awhile to realize that when it comes to fitness, "pretty" and "useful" are two separate things. (Though being pretty doesn't necessarily mean being not useful, and vice versa.)

    Someone posted these pics of Navy SEALs working out. They don't exactly look like the models on the cover of fitness mags, but I'd consider them much more "fit" than the average "gymer".

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/05/02/navy-seals.html

    I agree whole-heartedly. And being that I have worked with Navy seals for years, I know first hand that they are probably more physically fit, from the athletic/endurance standpoint, than most gym-built guys who live for pumping iron, but do nothing functional or practical with their muscles. Furthermore, if you take a look at some of the worlds greatest athletes, Navy Seals included, and put them side by side to cover models and body builders....there is no comparison. I'd rather be in the "athletic" category, than in the "bodybuilder" category any day. It just makes more sense to me.
  • Zcube

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    Jul 22, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI know a couple where one is a heavy gymer and the other can't muster any enthusiasm. It's a strained relationship at times particularly since the gymer started working out with an gym buddy that's an ex boyfriend of his icon_neutral.gif



    Haha this sounds like my situation, except for the gym buddy that's an ex.

    But to add to what everyone else was talking about, Sometimes we can't underestimate fellow gym-goers. I am friends with some who have very successful lives outside the gym and do know how to cook eggs. icon_smile.gif

    Remember, we weren't always gym goers and we did learn a few things before the gym, like changing tires, changing oil, fixing this and that. hehe.

    Anyhow I have really good endurance because I'm a cardio guy. Sometimes I teach back to back cardio for 2 hours... but I don't have the muscles that most men have here.