How long have you been working out?

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    Jul 08, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    It's been about 2.5 years that I've been working out and I've made some great gains. To truly be where I want to be, I figure I have about 3 more years to go. How long have you been working out to get to where you are today?
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    Jul 08, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    on and off, inconsistent, the model of non-compliance for many years. However, I'm making that change. Ask me this in January and I had better say 6 months solid!!!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 08, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    Pretty much since I was 12
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    Jul 08, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    i started may 2007 ... i used to go to bally's ...

    by july 2007, i became skinny at 140 lbs from 160 lbs ...

    in november 2007, i moved to gold's ...

    now, i still go to gold's ...

    gold's keeps me motivated even if i get bored sometimes ...

    i go to gold's 5 times a week ...

    it's been 15 months now ... thats 1 year and 3 months ...

    i have gained muscles ... though i still have a little bit of fats ...

    and i have maintained my weight between 150 - 152 lbs ...

    so the question is ... am i skinny? ... or just normal?
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    Jul 08, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    Been working out seriously for 6 months.
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    Jul 08, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    5 years and 3 months
  • JohnG16775

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    Jul 08, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    Been going to gym regularly since Feb, going almost every day doing cardio mostly for now. At 54 I figure its now or never. Its been an awsome experience for me. Its humbling but the euphoria after one hour on the treadmill leaves me in extacy..:icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    Only started actually working out january this year.
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    Jul 09, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    started weight-training in October of 2005 when i joined Bally Total Fitness

    it has been slow, but i've made GREAT progress considering what i was like in 2005.

    i'm up there with highvoltageguy, i think i have another 3 years too :-)
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    Jul 09, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    Well, in this time around, I've only been able to (really) work out again for the past 2.5 years, and I've really made a lot of improvements in the little over a year that I've been doing the 12 week training programs here at RJ. I still have a bunch to go, but when I consider that I was really not able to exercise for about 5 years, and dealing with a middle aged metabolism, I think I'm doing okay. I know that I'm a lot stronger and have better muscle tone. I can do more push ups and ab work than I used to, so I know that at least I've got functional strength even if it's not as apparent on the outside.

    More cardio needed! I'm hoping by the end of the summer to feel more comfortable with how I look, and I'm hoping by next summer to look good enough to have a photo that would inspire someone to hot list me. icon_smile.gif
  • MuslDrew

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    Jul 09, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    I started goofing off at gyms about 20 years ago. didn't get serious about it until 10 years ago. I did miss about 10 months in '03 due to elbow surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome. Then I was sidelined last year for 6 months after developing a blood clot in my right thigh.
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    Jul 09, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    I started in August 2002. I was around 165lbs. I currently go between 185-189lbs. In the begining of my training I did little to no cardio. I have been running long distances for about 3 years now.
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    Jul 09, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    I have been running since I was 21 and lifting weights off and on until I got serious about it around 10 years ago. The weight lifting plus cycling are my cross training program.
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    This latest bout of working out started in April 2007. I can now out run my 22 year old nephew! Not that I am competitive or anything. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    I started running on September 5, 1995. I added free weights work soon after. Abandoned that for yoga and pilates in August of 1996. Finally joined a gym in 2004, quit that mess in 2006 when I got into body weight conditioning and plyometrics.
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    been running since i was 5. 1987, but lifting seriously, sept of 2000. havent stopped since.
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    Jul 09, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    And now to single myself out...

    I've been ran every morning in high school, but I got out of the habit once I made my out to DC for college.

    And I've yet to actually step foot in a legitimate gym. I've been riding my bike about eight miles five days a week, and I know its not much, but I'm just getting the hang of it.

    I just started doing basic crunches, push ups, and pull ups in my room every day, and I can already tell the difference as far as tone and definition is concerned.

    I'm trying to get myself to get to the gym, but I've got a serious mental roadblock in the form of fear. I'm working on it, and I plan on getting there before this summer is out. It's a big step for me, and I'm excited to take it.

    GO NOOBS.
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    Jul 09, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    20+ years
  • UncleverName

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    Jul 09, 2008 3:52 AM GMT
    About ten years, since high school ended.
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    Been working out seriously for about 5 years (on and off before that). At this rate, have about 25 years to go in order to get to where I want to be. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:27 AM GMT
    Other then the 3 years of being told I cant workout from my doc I have pretty much been working out for 23years. From the time I could walk and comprehend my mother had me train in martial arts. That spurred my competitiveness and and pretty much been working out ever since, minus the 3 years about 4 years ago.
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:36 AM GMT
    I've been athletic and into sports all my life. I started advanced swimming lessons at age five. I didn't start weight lifting until I was about fifteen - and have kept on working out continuously. I still swim laps, and am into tennis, cycling, running and volleyball. I love staying in shape, and I feel / look very healthy.
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    Jul 09, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    Aerobically 15yrs, anaerobically 8yrs. It's as natural as brushing my teeth and I am PISSED when I rarely miss a workout.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 09, 2008 11:04 AM GMT
    I've always been active but really started making it a priority in my life in college
    Hmmm... also around
    the time I came out...

    ... I wonder if that had anything to do with it? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 12:24 PM GMT
    7 months now, still seriously bummed about finding the right equipment with everyday objects. I wish for a gym this Christmas. LOL