HighVoltageGuy said[quote][cite]ulises said[/cite]I understand your friend. I find that when I commit to a routine I must adhere strictly. Any break leads to more breaks. Yeah, My friends think I am a pain in the ass, but focus is important.
Totally! There's nothing wrong with being selfish when it comes to one's body. [/quote]
And going for a 30-40 mile bike ride is in some way abusing or being neglectful about your body? (Sorry, sarcastic side that I just can't contain
ides saidMaybe he just doesn't feel like hanging out with you?
But seriously, it is an "idiotic rant"; just because someone is unwilling to change his schedule to suit yours on a night's notice, he's unreasonable??? Give him a break. Next time, call a few days earlier.
Clearly, this is situation is entirely my fault. No one ever plans anything last minute. Ever.
Chizzad saidPeople trying to get big do not do 3 hours of cardio in a single day. That is just too much for someone trying to gain muscle!
He already rides anyways, so I'm not suggesting he do anything new or shocking.
LaSalle04 saidDevils Advocate: If someone asks me to vary my weekly routine, I don't unless I plan it out. It normally throws my entire out of whack then. Plus that would be an interruption to my "personal time". Sometimes it's hard enough just to get some time to yourself and some weights for an hour let alone go for a THREE HOUR bike ride after work lol...ask on the weekends or find out what days he takes off from the gym and see if some cardio would be good then. I mean you are asking him to go...though you could always go by yourself and commune with nature haha or other friends.
Damn gym bunnies and their routines
I can't argue with this one. I totally get how workout time = personal time.
I would now like to apologize en masse for my blatant sarcasm.
However, after reading the responses, I've come to realize that I will never see eye to eye with most people on this. I will always ditch the gym for the opportunity to swim, run, or bike outside, or even do something more leisurely, like snowboard or go hiking. Today has a high of 80, low humidity, light winds, and is partly cloudy, so in my view, the perfect day to be outdoors (hence why I've got my laptop on the front porch with me).
I do appreciate the few people who can understand my viewpoint. I guess my next question for you "gym bunnies" would be: whatever happened to "variety is the spice of life?", "Carpe diem", and all those other cliches? Is it something that you feel that you've lost, something you feel like you never had, something you're glad to be rid of, or something that you've sacrificed in pursuit of a different goal?