need workout inspiration!

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    Apr 30, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    hey guys i need help. i've totally lost all desire to workout. i'm bored and the thought of hitting the gym after work well...i'd rather not. i've simply just lost the drive especially now that it's getting warmer and sunnier here in seattle! after working inside all day i don't want to spend the next few hours inside at the gym too. does anyone recommend foregoing weight training and spending time outside running, kayaking, etc? thoughts/ideas?
  • cacti

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    Apr 30, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    My rough thoughts are that you should definitely keep up a lot of resistance training, and cut your two hour workouts in about half that time.

    And here's some inspiration:

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    Apr 30, 2009 6:04 AM GMT
    "few hours inside at the gym"??

    Split your workout. Exercise different muscle groups on different days. If you break it down to 2 muscle groups per day, you should be done with your workout in less than an hour.
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    Apr 30, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    running, kayaking a few days a week, uphill if possible. others days of the week hit the weights
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    Apr 30, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    Understand how you feel sea98102. I feel kind of the same. Part of it for me is spring, when it's a lot more fun to do something outside than spending time in a gym. I would not presume to give fitness advice to a 29-year old man who does triathlons, but for me the best fitness inspiration is to look in the mirror. Gets me to my gym everytime!
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    Apr 30, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    me infront of the mirror nude, and getting annoyed and disgusted that i gain weight inspires me! lol

    give that shyt a try!
  • Timbales

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    Apr 30, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Maybe you should consider going back to basics. You can do push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups anywhere, can't you? Enjoy the nice weather while you can.
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    Apr 30, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    How often do you change your routine? What about going to the gym before work?
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    Apr 30, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    Flirt at the gym (and do shorter workouts).
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    Apr 30, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    You could do your workouts outside, and keep to jogging, kayaking, rock climbing, biking, etc.

    I'm right there with ya. Now that the weather is nice, I won't be going to the gym very often. I'd rather do the things I go to the gym for, staying strong so I can do the sports I enjoy.

    Why do you go to the gym? Many people here go for vanity. They want to look big and strong, so they can be hit on by big and strong men. For them, working out indoors all year at a gym is a good idea. Have to stay looking pretty, after all. But if you're going just to stay in shape, stay strong, and be better at the activities you like to do, your best bet will be just to do those activities. After all, for things like kayaking, biking, etc, winter is the off-season. Well, off-season is over, go out and have fun!
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    Apr 30, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    Save the gym for the rainy days. I'm no longer a member of a gym as I get plenty of exercise from whitewater kayaking. I miss using the pools and the spa facilities but that is about it. The gym is good for weight training but I'd rather develop my muscles having fun. Also I get more satisfaction out of mastering a sport than perfecting the look of my body. That being said my body looks just the same whether I workout indoors or out. Trying to eddie hop and ferry a class IV rapid gives me more of a workout than the gym could. The look of an Olympic slalom boater's body is inspiration enough for me.