Thoughts on the going to the gym craze

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    Aug 15, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    Okay so I have noticed that a lot of people love to workout with that being said I don't as in, I don't go to the gym. So, is it strange to not want to be sucked into the whole gym rat craze because I would consider dancing a more fun and effective workout. Thoughts? BTW if you like to go to the gym please don't be offended because I don't mean to rub anyone the wrong way. icon_question.gif
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    Aug 15, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    Some like the gym, some don't. Personally, I don't, though I do enjoy working out...hence the reason I bought my favorite equipment and workout at home.

    Likewise, you do what you enjoy. Dancing is fun. Go for it. icon_biggrin.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 15, 2014 2:00 AM GMT

    If and when I go back to the gym again to resume a bodybuilding routine, I want to go to a gym that is a serious bodybuilding and fitness venue not one of these chain commercial gyms and health clubs with aggressive sales staff along with that horrible techno disco music blaring all over the damned place. I don't blame the OP for rejecting the gym and pursuing something different that is more effective for him. To each his own.
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 15, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    olaff saidSo, is it strange to not want to be sucked into the whole gym rat craze because I would consider dancing a more fun and effective workout.


    Depends on your goals. You wanna get swole? What do you want?

    If you love to dance, go for it. It would be fun, and yes effective as well. Effective in burning fat (but you're already lean) and cardiovascular health. But if you would like to build some strength, then you're gonna have to lift. Even if you don't wanna get big.
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 15, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    Dancing usually involves drinking and sometimes getting hit on and etc etc... Gym involves feeling healthy while improving the way you look. Both are social. One is good for you and the other usually isn't. It isn't a fad or a "craze." It is a conscience decision to have a healthy, strong body. And it takes work and precision. Are you talking about studying dance and training your body or just flailing on a dance floor at 1am because you just live for (other people's) music?
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    Aug 15, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidDancing usually involves drinking and sometimes getting hit on and etc etc...
    Dancing =/= stripping
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 15, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    I assume by "dancing" he meant dancing at a gym studio with an organized group? Not hitting the clubs for his "exercise"? OP please clarify.
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    Aug 15, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    just noticed?

    Craze?

    Must have missed it, being embryonic and all...
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    Aug 15, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    Personally, I prefer to get outside and do stuff. But if you have to sit in a cubicle 16 hrs a day, then drive home to your other cubicle to watch tv and sleep, you need some place to exercise the body. It's a matter of survival. Poor schmucks.
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 15, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidPersonally, I prefer to get outside and do stuff.


    And you're also one of those genetically-lucky bastards that came out of mama's womb with broad shoulders and a wide back. I'm not. So, lifting it is, then. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 15, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    Gym craze = Attention whoring.


    Thank you selfie culture.
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    mindgarden saidPersonally, I prefer to get outside and do stuff.


    And you're also one of those genetically-lucky bastards that came out of mama's womb with broad shoulders and a wide back. I'm not. So, lifting it is, then. icon_biggrin.gif


    LMFAO. That's not genetics. That's toting hay bales and swamping fruit and digging rocks out of the fields.
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    jjguy05 said
    mindgarden saidPersonally, I prefer to get outside and do stuff.


    And you're also one of those genetically-lucky bastards that came out of mama's womb with broad shoulders and a wide back. I'm not. So, lifting it is, then. icon_biggrin.gif


    LMFAO. That's not genetics. That's toting hay bales and swamping fruit and digging rocks out of the fields.



    Do you have a farm or something?
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:23 AM GMT
    Time to start cutting, splitting, and stacking fire wood pretty soon. I could maybe, offer an introductory rate on "splitting classes."
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:30 AM GMT
    mindgarden said

    LMFAO. That's not genetics. That's toting hay bales and swamping fruit and digging rocks out of the fields.


    Proves my point. Some guys' bodies respond amazingly to non-specialized physical activity. It's genes. I'm not saying what you're doing is easy. It's tough as shit. But won't give most guys the results it's given you.
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:33 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    mindgarden said

    LMFAO. That's not genetics. That's toting hay bales and swamping fruit and digging rocks out of the fields.


    Proves my point. Some guys' bodies respond amazingly to non-specialized physical activity. Genes.


    Breh, do you even science?
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 15, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    kevex said

    Breh, do you even science?


    Do you know anything about fitness?
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:40 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    mindgarden said

    LMFAO. That's not genetics. That's toting hay bales and swamping fruit and digging rocks out of the fields.


    Proves my point. Some guys' bodies respond amazingly to non-specialized physical activity. It's genes. I'm not saying what you're doing is easy. It's tough as shit. But won't give most guys the results it's given you.


    Obviously not. icon_rolleyes.gif I am widely regarded as a wimpy fag around here.
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 15, 2014 5:42 AM GMT
    mindgarden said

    Obviously not. icon_rolleyes.gif I am widely regarded as a wimpy fag around here.


    Not sure if you're being serious or sarcastic.

    "Wimpy" is the exact opposite of how I'd describe you. Both from what you've said, and from your pictures.

    My point is that heavy lifting alone doesn't give everybody muscle growth. Some may need to eat more than you have. Some may have to do specialized isolation lifts with light weights and at high reps. There's countless factors.
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:44 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    jjguy05 said
    mindgarden said

    LMFAO. That's not genetics. That's toting hay bales and swamping fruit and digging rocks out of the fields.


    Proves my point. Some guys' bodies respond amazingly to non-specialized physical activity. It's genes. I'm not saying what you're doing is easy. It's tough as shit. But won't give most guys the results it's given you.


    Obviously not. icon_rolleyes.gif I am widely regarded as a wimpy fag around here.


    It's the legs and arms, right? They're too skinny? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 15, 2014 5:57 AM GMT
    olaff saidOkay so I have noticed that a lot of people love to workout with that being said I don't as in, I don't go to the gym. So, is it strange to not want to be sucked into the whole gym rat craze because I would consider dancing a more fun and effective workout. Thoughts?


    No, ofcourse not.
    If dancing satisfies you then do that. :^]
    Dancers always have great bodies just doing what they love and have fun doing.

    I don't go to the gym. I only do Gymnastics and Acrobatics and that's enough for me.
  • buddycat

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    Aug 15, 2014 6:26 AM GMT
    I don't go to the gym now, I have free weights and a Gold's gym bench at home. Works for me now but if I want to go the next level a gym may be needed. The OP does need to clarify. Does he mean dance class, the club, or something like this below? It looks fun. Personally I prefer running while listening to my favorite divas.
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    Aug 15, 2014 12:49 PM GMT
    jjguy05 saidI assume by "dancing" he meant dancing at a gym studio with an organized group? Not hitting the clubs for his "exercise"? OP please clarify.


    Yes by dancing I mean a organized group or making choreography for new songs at my house not in a club people usually don't "Dance" there they, bump and grind.
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    Aug 15, 2014 4:49 PM GMT
    I am runner and enjoy being outside . I do frequent the gymn twice a week to strengthen my back muscle , do i enjoy working out ?, not really , do i mind going to the gymn ? no , plenty of nice blokes to look at ..lol..