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Subject: Re: Gym Fit
From: HHH <hholli...@gmail.com>
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agreed! and that's a great exercise :)
On Feb 8, 9:33=A0am, Tuck <tuck...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Pull-ups also. =A0Need to climb that tree...
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM, HHH <hholli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I could be off here but as I think about basic human movements as we
> > look back in history, at least for survival purposes, we had to run
> > (we know what's entailed in that), and picked things up which is
> > pretty closely related to curls, we had to walk and hold things in our
> > arms or above our heads, we crawled, etc.
> > So what exercises are most closely related to such movements? =A0I'd
> > argue sit ups, push ups, curls and I'm sure I'm missing something but
> > seems that some exercises aren't that helpful other than if your
> > purpose is just to develop muscles for the sake of muscles . . . for
> > me, I want to develop strength I need to function each day which is
> > running, walking and lifting/holding things . . .
> > Harry
> > On Feb 8, 9:24 am, Doug Sims <wdsim...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I agree with curls as well, of all the gym exercises, that one is
> > > probably the most beneficial upper body exercise. Especially when a
> > > pull up is too difficult to do more than 1 or 2 at a time.
> > > On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM, HHH <hholli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Interesting post. =A0As I think back to all my collegiate basketbal=
> > > > training, I'm not convinced lunges or bench pressing did much for m=
> > > > at least as a point guard. =A0The most valuable exercises were push=
> > > > sit ups, and curls funny enough. =A0They gave the strength I needed=
> > > > the arms and the core . . . the rest wasn't that helpful to me . . =
> > > > maybe our power forwards and centers would have a different
> > > > perspective :)
> > > > Harry
> > > > On Feb 8, 7:30 am, Tuck <tuck...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >> So we have a phrase in my gym we use to torment the trainer (when
> > he's not
> > > >> tormenting us): gym fit.
> > > >> This refers to exercises that have no purpose outside of the gym.
> > =A0They
> > > >> don't increase your fitness for anything other than doing that
> > exercise in
> > > >> the gym.
> > > >> Now, obviously, that's often debatable, and one person's useless
> > exercise
> > > >> may be key to another person's sport.
> > > >> But I do think that there are some exercises that fall entirely in=
> > > >> category of "gym fit".
> > > >> Lunges is the one I'm thinking of. =A0I do these occasionally, and
> > everytime
> > > >> they have the same effect: they make me sore. =A0There seems to be
> > absolutely
> > > >> no cross-training effect with any of the sports that I do regularl=
> > as
> > > >> none of those sports seem to maintain the muscle tone that is
> > required to
> > > >> effectively do lunges. =A0The only time I'm fit for doing lunges i=
> > when I've
> > > >> been doing lunges. =A0Running, skiing, mountain biking; none of th=
> > seem to
> > > >> make me fit for doing lunges.
> > > >> Are lunges a complete waste of my time, then?
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