Gaymers are a good fit for the gym

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    Oct 27, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Don't take my word for it...take it from gamers Dick Talen and Brian Wang icon_cool.gif

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/14/health/video-gamers-bodybuilders-fitocracy/index.html

    (CNN) -- They've been trained to focus for weeks at a time on a single goal. They know how to clearly identify obstacles and form step-by-step plans to overcome them.

    They're obsessed with improving specific skills but judge success only by overall progress made in the world they've decided to conquer -- as realistic or fantastical as it may be.

    It's precisely these traits that make video-gamers great bodybuilders.


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    Oct 27, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    *drool*
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    Fitocracy's great for motivation. I resumed my 100 pushup workout after several lazy months.
    And the gamer in me has found that tricep dips are worth more than bench dips, while pullups are worth more than pushups. Bicep exercises don't earn you many points.
    Here's an invite if people want to try it out:
    http://ftcy.co/oIUmZ0
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    Ooooh, I like this Fitocracy thingy. I just joined, and I'm already level 3 after just today. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    I think gaymer see the controller as a fleshlight
  • Sayrnas

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    Oct 27, 2011 9:25 AM GMT
    benz72 saidI think gaymer see the controller as a fleshlight


    It isn't a joystick?! icon_eek.gif
  • bad_wolf

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    Oct 27, 2011 9:30 AM GMT
    Put down the controller and discovered sex.
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    Oct 27, 2011 11:31 AM GMT
    So for those who joined, there's also an RJ group.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    Hell yeah we are.

    We know how to identify problems and form solutions to overcome said problems, as efficiently as possible. (that means not wasting any megalixers or phoenix downs u noob)

    Unfortunately with gaming results r way more immediate than bodybuilding.

    Also us gamers are easily distracted by something shiny and new. So it takes a certain determination that all bodybuilders require for success. I think that is the most crucial factor in bodybuilding success... Granted I'm no expert lol.
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidFitocracy's great for motivation. I resumed my 100 pushup workout after several lazy months.
    And the gamer in me has found that tricep dips are worth more than bench dips, while pullups are worth more than pushups. Bicep exercises don't earn you many points.
    Here's an invite if people want to try it out:
    http://ftcy.co/oIUmZ0


    No more invites available : (
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidFitocracy's great for motivation. I resumed my 100 pushup workout after several lazy months.
    And the gamer in me has found that tricep dips are worth more than bench dips, while pullups are worth more than pushups. Bicep exercises don't earn you many points.
    Here's an invite if people want to try it out:
    http://ftcy.co/oIUmZ0


    I put in my email a few months ago for an invite...I'm still waiting for it icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    I'm looking for an invite if anyone has any left!
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    I would like an invite too.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    Current RJ members at Fitocracy are
    Chewey_Delt
    Kobaltjak
    BloggingFit
    MSUBioNerd
    q1w2e3
    milo

    And these are just the ones that have joined the RJ group. I'm sure some of those who have joined via my (used up) link would be willing to give an invite if you ask them nicely. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    Some evidence of the nerd-to-hunk fairy tale. I'm a HUGE gamer and a total nerd and found fitness after college.
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    Sayrnas said
    benz72 saidI think gaymer see the controller as a fleshlight


    It isn't a joystick?! icon_eek.gif


    idk, they spend days and nights with that thing. If only it has an actual built-in fleshlight icon_surprised.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    I didn't start going to the gym until grad school. I have been a gamer since age 5 =P