What are your fitness priorities?

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    Jul 18, 2007 11:35 PM GMT
    I'm not asking why you work out, I'm asking what are your priorities when it comes to working out?

    Is it more important for something to be effective, or healthy? Would you choose the thing that will make you look healthier or the thing that will feel healthier? Something to make you leaner, or bigger?

    For me, my fitness priorities are:
    1. Health in general
    2. Eating healthy
    3. Getting bigger
    4. Learning a skill
    5. Easy to maintain
    6. Vanity

    Those are the main reasons I work out. Health is paramount to me, over supplements that will work, but throw my body out of whack. I'm in no hurry, and I am seeing results fast enough that I'm not too worried. I also like my training and weightlifting to have an ultimate goal in mind, of something I will be able to actually do. I have been working my way towards boxing, and soon I will have the funds to do so. I also try to avoid getting into supplements and things that I can't afford to keep up, as keeping on a plan is no problem for me. When I can, I will probably get deeper into supplementation to reach my peak potential. In the end though, all of it damn well make me look good.

    What is important to you in reaching your fitness goals?

  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 18, 2007 11:47 PM GMT
    My fitness goals are simply:

    (1)Increased endurance capacity.

    (2) " muscle size/definition.

    (3) " flexibility.

    (4)Improved/maintained health.

    (5)Reduced body fat.

    And lastly....(6)Vanity!
  • atxdavid

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    Jul 19, 2007 11:11 AM GMT
    Interesting topic. Mine are:

    1) Health. Specifically, as I mentioned in another post recently, I have a family history of adult-onset diabetes. Every adult on both sides of my family older than 50 has it. Of course, they're all also significantly overweight. I may or may not be able to avoid developing diabetes, but I'm sure not going to accelerate the onset by neglecting my health.

    2) Energy & stamina. My work requires long hours and lots of travel. I find when I'm working out, I have more energy and stamina when a client crisis erupts and we have to pull an all-nighter to fix it.

    3) Vanity. Who doesn't like to look good?
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    Jul 19, 2007 3:49 PM GMT
    Same as above, really.

    1) Health
    2) Eating correctly
    3) Getting bigger
    4) Maintaining
    5) Vanity

    I think most of us will have something similar. Except vanity might jump around a bit...

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    Jul 19, 2007 4:51 PM GMT
    The possibility of sex with hot men at some point in the future.
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    Jul 19, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    Professionally Appropriate Physique!

    I am a junior faculty in a medical college and looking "thin and cute" is a contrast to my aggressive scientific pursuit. Thats why I am trying to get better muscular definition to put forth a coherent image.

    apart from that being strong and healthy, both in body and mind, revigorates personal and professional life equally.

    I have to keep this objective in perspective and make sure the changes I make in my lifestyle are sustainable.
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    Jul 20, 2007 1:07 PM GMT
    For me this is now a hobby and probably turning into something more.

    I've been keeping "healthy" for too long, now I'm setting goals:

    1) Fix my endurance
    2) Bulk up
    3) Compete

    It's a long road to getting to competition level but it's the challenge that keeps me going. I wouldn't be doing this if I thought I wouldn't go anywhere with it besides it makes me feel good about myself in general and more confident.

    It shits me when people tell me I'm over doing it because I'm not, this is my interest, this is where I want to go. It's not interfering with any aspect of my life in fact it's making it better and even that has to count for something!

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    Jul 20, 2007 1:16 PM GMT
    My fitness priorities are :

    1 - Vanity (nice body)
    2 - Health
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 22, 2007 2:20 PM GMT

    what are you on?
  • GQjock

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    Jul 24, 2007 9:48 PM GMT
    Who are we trying to fool...?

    Yeah...I'll give you that Health is likely going to be on everyone's first pick list
    ....But vanity's never anywhere near the second?

    If you ask me there's alot of euphemistic terms being applied around here

    Getting Bigger? = VANITY
    Losing weight? = VANITY

    Call a spade a spade ... and ... a Queen a Queen :)