Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Savannah » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:15 pm

JasonFL wrote:Thanks for the relocate, Savannah!


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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:17 pm

You should be working on your squat and thrust right now.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby fresh » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:14 am

Pound rebar into ground. Pull out with vice grips. Repeat 25 times. Drink a PBR. 3 time per day.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby fresh » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:08 am

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Ok pounding rebar = no fun. Hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte = fun. Wildflowers in full bloom, but not in this pic.

To see the belly sticking out over the pack waist strap tells me i need to add some crunches in there before the playa or else I'm shirtcocking. :oops:
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:11 pm

cool pic, fresh 8)
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby gyre » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Beautiful there!
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby fresh » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:08 pm

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Here is one more pic from the other side. I never saw so many different types of wildflowers... Why I waited 12 years to do this hike, i do not know....
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:08 pm

Aw, that's beautiful.

Breaking news: The playa isn't quite that hilly. ;)
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Savannah » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:13 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Aw, that's beautiful.

Breaking news: The playa isn't quite that hilly. ;)


I dunno . . . it felt like that last year, at 3:15 & G. :lol:
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Canoe » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:19 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:I've recently been riding the bicycle into town, getting drunk at various bars, hanging out on the pier, making it home in the early a.m., sleeping out on the front porch... By August I ought to be in playa shape.

There's a Virgin for 2013 that I know. After reading this, despite being a Virgin, he figures he might be forced to register in the "pro" category.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby gyre » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:15 am

I could swear it's always uphill to the Esplanade.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby tatonka » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:28 am

Walked all day at the Oregon country fair . Im pooped .
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby JasonFL » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:36 am

I'm 12 days into the diet and fitness routine. Hit my three mile stride last night a few days early... and I didn't die! I need to set new goals...

I've been out on the asphalt almost everyday and have severaly cut back on my calorie intake. I'm no longer randomly shoving food in my mouth just because I want to. I was a social/light smoker (1 or 2 a day), but I haven't had a cigarette in over 2 weeks, and I've lost 4 lbs.

Just came across this great 6 part cartoon from The Oatmeal called "The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances." (http://theoatmeal.com/comics) If you're a runner, check it out!
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby lemur » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:46 am

useful training?


STAND.


yep.

just stand around....

stand and watch TV...

if youre one of those folks that does a desk job and does an hour of running or 'working out' ..or riding on a bike after work.. youll find yourself standing around a hell of a lot more than normal at burning man.


so, train....... stand.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby mulch » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:55 am

I'm trying to get down to the lower end of my weight range (170 5'11) and lifting some weights and sit ups so that when I'm being introspective and meditating on the playa I won't be distracted by thoughts that I'm old and out of shape. When I'm in the throws of a mental cosmic journey, historically this can be one of my most distracting thoughts. Kind of not liking what I see in myself in that regard, and I want to nip that in the bud. Also, as someone who has recently been carded for alcohol because I look very young for my age and at the same time get literature from AARP (WTF), with some physical conditioning I can take my shirt off (pants stay on) and hang with the cool millennials and feel vicariously youthful. or not.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:57 am

tatonka wrote:Walked all day at the Oregon country fair . Im pooped .


Useless hippie.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:58 am

i'm getting botox for my buttocks so i can rock the thong without fear of people making fun of my cellulite.


of course, this means my ass will be totally expressionless, but it's worth it.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:27 am

I've added a three mile bike ride reversing the direction of my daily three mile walk.
It's been >100f every day this week.

I've been making a conscious effort to drink more water.

I've been getting more exercise running to the rest room.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby lemur » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:31 am

mulch wrote: with some physical conditioning I can take my shirt off (pants stay on) and hang with the cool millennials and feel vicariously youthful. or not.


i cant speak for ALL of the younger folks.. but according to wikipedia i am on the border betwixt being a 'generation x' and 'generation y' (or, millenials)..so maybe i can speak for some..

few things will make you un-hip faster than referring to them (us) as "the cool millennials"
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but thats OK, we'll be happy to be interacting with folks outside of our typical age group anyways...and that goofy disconnect will just be endearing

and its ok to go pantsless.

dont forget to stand.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:36 pm

H.G.Crosby wrote:i'm getting botox for my buttocks so i can rock the thong without fear of people making fun of my cellulite.


of course, this means my ass will be totally expressionless, but it's worth it.

Just be careful of sitting more than 4 hours straight.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Bless » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:19 pm

I'm working on my base tan :oops:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Bless wrote:I'm working on my base tan :oops:


I guess we're not getting any pics until after the event; at that point, you won't stop posting them. ;)

Most of us are getting our exercise by beating dead horses. You might try it. Quite invigorating you know.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:09 pm

DO DIPS!!!

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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby marcgorcey » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:50 pm

If you are like me, ie. middle aged and desk bound, then be careful of your back as well. I had issues in 2006 that took me out of the last 1/2 of the Burn. Stretch daily, as well as hydrating and following the directions above. Listen to your body, and not just when it farts....
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Boijoy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:54 pm

don't forget to exercise that bladder. when you think you have to pee.. wait a 1/2 hour. every day try and wait longer & longer.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm doing a lot of bike riding, have restricted my diet for awhile now to lose some weight, and am following the infamous 100 pushups program. I should have lots of energy for the Playa.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Schtev » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:38 pm

I'd read that whole crunches to lose belly fat thing was a myth beyond posture improvement. Fat can't be really lost from a specific spot. Just the whole body, and then hormones and such decide its distribution.

fresh wrote:Ok pounding rebar = no fun. Hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte = fun. Wildflowers in full bloom, but not in this pic.

To see the belly sticking out over the pack waist strap tells me i need to add some crunches in there before the playa or else I'm shirtcocking. :oops:
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:45 pm

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.)
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby BeeWeeDee » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:38 pm

Do a walkabout around 11000' - have lunch and then turn in for a good 8 hour sleep. Good for the body and the mind.
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Re: Useful Physical "Training" for the Playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:45 pm

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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