Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by randy56, Aug 21, 2014.
Gym (powerlifting), swimming for cardio.
Badminton. Nothing gets the heart rate going like beating a shuttlecock into submission.
I'm new to EMS, but I was an athlete in HighSchool. By far the best strength and conditioning workout I've ever done that also helped relieved stress and was just down-and-dirty fun was by far Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are gyms all over the United States that are very welcoming to newcomers. There's nothing like combining physical stress, mental release, self-defense, and having fun all in a 1 and a half hour class
*sorry for the late post*
Saw this in the "new posts" tab and was like ooo I'll make a plug for BJJ. Guess I didn't have to though! I've been at it for ~3 years now. Great for strength training and self defense, and I haven't ever had a serious injury from it - just tap early and don't spazz out!
Honestly, it's my personal favorite. I have people at my gym who have actually safely recovered from injuries situationally rolling whereas someone who might favor the gym could possibly be out for a few weeks!
Weight training is the most effective way to become or stay fit.
No other single activity does more to improve every dimension of fitness than working to increase the weights you cane handle in the squat, deadlift, and press.
Yeah, I can agree with that. I do go to the gym. It's very effective. I'm just saying that for me, personally, I like the fun of rolling in BJJ. It helps motivate to go, yknow
I could never motivate myself to go to the gym and lift... Started doing BJJ and what do you know, now I'm lifting so I can be better at that! Nothing quite as motivating as a 220lb dude trying to tear your head off.
I would agree 100% that the best exercise is the one you enjoy and can stick with and work hard at consistently.
I was on a 5x5 powerlifting regiment for a few years, on & off. Finally transitioned to F/T swimming, and couldn’t be happier. From personal experience with free weights - injuries are unavoidable, no matter how closely you watch your form. Once you hit a certain weight, all it takes is a tiny wiggle & you end up with a sore back.
But you gotta get them gains brother!
You hit a plateau with a little over x2 your body weight, if you work out clean
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