Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:29 pm

True! :lol:
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:31 pm

I lost ten pounds from this exercise alone!

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Savannah wrote:True, crunches alone don't equal great abs. Having ripped abs is a combination of 1) ab exercise and 2) plentiful cardio to peel the fat off. So, you can have abs of steel but still not be able to see them, in the same way that one may have a small waist from lots of cardio and still have little definition.

Running is the fastest way to peel fat off, provided one doesn't have joint injuries or other distinct health reasons why not. One may walk/run at first and then run more and walk less. It's not fun at first, but it works. :lol:

(Weak abs can exacerbate back problems because the back is doing a disproportionate amount of work holding you upright.)

3) Also do the exercise known as "push-aways" - involves a table. ;)
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby tatonka » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:49 pm

ya know if a women straddles your lap when your bench pressing , your testosterone level shoots up. Thats science .
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:49 pm

I bike to work so my legs are in acceptable shape and I don't get saddle sore. However, as a lamplighter last year, I found myself really wishing I had better arm muscle endurance. Balancing a lit lantern at the end of a long, thin pole while lifting it above my head several dozen times every night was tiring!

Guess I'll be adding some extra arm pumps while carrying grocery bags between now and playa time.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:22 am

Wow. You just gave me a legitimate excuse for doing all these pushups. I remember my arms being sore as hell when I was a Lighter last year. Thanks! =p

BoyScoutGirl wrote:I bike to work so my legs are in acceptable shape and I don't get saddle sore. However, as a lamplighter last year, I found myself really wishing I had better arm muscle endurance. Balancing a lit lantern at the end of a long, thin pole while lifting it above my head several dozen times every night was tiring!

Guess I'll be adding some extra arm pumps while carrying grocery bags between now and playa time.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:48 am

I'm skeptical. We should establish a Playa Science Center, recruit some delightfully gung ho female volunteers, and test this theory out. For science n' stuff.

tatonka wrote:ya know if a women straddles your lap when your bench pressing , your testosterone level shoots up. Thats science .
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Canoe » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:07 am

Starting on Beefaroni to get accustomed again...
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Canoe » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:29 pm

Three hour conversation in the sun on hot asphalt with no sunscreen. Instant base.
No dust or loud music though...
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:03 pm

Canoe wrote:Three hour conversation in the sun on hot asphalt with NO SUNSCREEN


Incredibly bad advice.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Canoe » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:56 pm

Yup, but if that's where your battery goto guy is standing and you expected to move indoors but didn't...
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:03 pm

Speaking of bad advice, here's something I just posted in the Bad Playa Prep thread:

  • Reduce calorie intake and alter macronutrient ratio accordingly to lose some weight.
  • Then after losing 15lbs or so, add in the Hundred Pushups program. Progress to the second day of week 2.
  • Then have a look at the Couch to 5k program, decide to add that in too, and run 1 1/2 miles in the dark randomly before bed to see where you're at. Trash quads. Body goes nuts. Leave work early the next day due to inexplicable anger and inability to focus. Go home. Fall into bed and crash for two hours, before the sun is even down. Wake up. Chow down on can of delicious delicious beans.

1 x overtraining
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