How much ya bench?

How much ya bench?

This is a discussion on How much ya bench? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This post is really about fitness training. Intrested in what fellow forum members do to keep fit. I train with Russian Kettlebells, sandbags, sledgehammers, tires, ...

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    How much ya bench?

    This post is really about fitness training. Intrested in what fellow forum members do to keep fit. I train with Russian Kettlebells, sandbags, sledgehammers, tires, logs, wieght vest...long walks, jump rope ..might get back to the boxing gym a couple days a week...what do you do?


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    I lift free weights in my basement. I wish I had a lifting partner, but it's still better than going to the gym. I hate running, but that's what I have been trying to do more of lately.
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    I train at home, or the fire Dept. Or the park.

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    What are you doing with the sandbags? Lifting, throwing, etc?
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    I drag concrete pumping hose around. I carry up to four fifty foot lengths that way roughly 200 lbs a piece on my truck plus other associated gear. Depending on the jobsite I may have up to all 4 sections out at a time. Now fill that full of concrete and when that hose is over my shoulder I can have between 300 and 400 lbs on my shoulders and can be dragging well over a 1000 lbs when making adjustments. Now do 3 to 4 jobs a day of completely unloading your gear, setting up, do the job, cleanout, pack it all up, and head off the next job. Now you have a workout. Two summers ago I calculated up what I was eating daily and it came down between 5000 and 6000 calories daily and I was still losing fat.

    Oh yea, and I do lift weights too.
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    I eat lots of doughnuts to stay in shape. Hey, a pear is still a shape.


    Ok I have a nice smith machine in my basement so I don't squish myself. It has a butterfly and a leg press too. It's pretty nice. I'd like to get a nice preacher bench too, but money is tight these days. I also ride my bike allot (in the summer). My bench isn't too much over 200lbs because I have two damaged shoulders. Not bad enough to go under the knife, but not good enough to really load em up.
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    different lifts, carries. take a hundred lb duffle bag filled with sand , shoulder it. clean and press it...good stuff on you tube if your interested .

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    I train with 1 Lbs chili dogs and 1 pint curls. I wonder what my Dr. will find out during my visit tomorrow.

    When I am feeling motivated I have a squat rack and olympic plates at home, when I want pain I do a farmer's walk down the alley with 45 Lbs dumbells. There is also the cardio and standard PT type stuff I do in TKD class twice a week.
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    I ride my bike a lot, (20 miles a day) weather permitting. And I swim as much as I can, but not enough. Lifting is my favorite, but since I broke my collar bone snowboarding 10 years ago, I am still not back to my best bench max. During my senior year of high school, I put up 295, the best Iv'e been able to get since the accident is 245. Not bad but I'd really like to break the 300 lb. mark.
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    Single stack home gym by Body Solid does it for me.

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    I do 12oz curls....they get lighter with each rep
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    I pay young kids to do my heavy lifting.
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    I'm a runner, and I do some body weight exercises routinely (including pull-ups).
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    I go to the local YMCA and lift about 3 days a week. I hate running, it's my personal least favorite thing in the world. My wife and I walk a couple of miles in the evening when not at the Y. We are also thinking about buying a couple of bicycles for the summer.
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    lift weights 4 times aweek. Love it. as for cardio I need to start doing that part. Not real impressed with my strength but you got to start somewhere and ever since surgery I cant strain myself or it feels like my abs re-rip.... but its good to workout. what better way to take your mind off the current troubles in one's life.

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