Do you have weight-training in your exercise?

Philippines
May 24, 2012 12:18pm CST
I think the most common way to exercise is to do an active aerobics exercise to sweat a lot and lose some pounds. Maybe a moderate number of people add weight-training in their exercise routines. How about you, do you add weight-training exercise to your regular regime? If yes, how do you go about it and what benefits do you think you can get by adding this type of exercise?
5 responses
@agent807 (723)
• United States
27 May 12
Most of my exercises is nothing but weight training. I need the strength. I do too many things that require excessive muscle and strength. So I do the weight training to make sure that my body can handle whatever I am crazy enough to throw at it. And I am crazy because I like moving heavy stuff. I should be training for strongman, or weightlifting, or powerlifting, but knowing me, I will get them confused, and I end up with the regimen of all three plus bodybuilding, and football (this is what happens when you aren't focused, you do all of this stuff, and just get big. If I had the money, and space, I would set up the equipment at home, but it is easier to go to the gym. At home, I can do bodyweight exercises, especially for me since I am heavy that alone helps strengthen my body, make it more durable, and flexible. Weight training also allow a person to handle physical tasks better in day-to-day living. One does not have to become a bodybuilder, or a musclebound gorilla to reap the benefits of a stronger body. For me, bodyweight exercises help with the weights in the gym to go in there and lift heavier. The two combined go together hand in hand to building stronger muscles. Another benefit for me, personally, are bragging rights, because people think that because I am big and heavy, I cannot do as much as other people, so I show them up. It just fuels the ego a little bit. I will disclose that my personal goal is to become one of those musclebound gorillas just because I like the freakish strength.
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• Philippines
28 May 12
Hi agent807, I hope you could show us pictures so we have something to admire. I know it's really difficult to go do heavy weight training regularly so I could only admire you for your strength and power. And it's true, people who are big and muscular like you have an immediate strong presence and I know most guys wouldn't want also to try and irritate you guys..lol.
@agent807 (723)
• United States
29 May 12
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of myself. I have this terrible shyness in front of a camera. Trust me, if you saw pictures of me in front of a camera, I'm either too dark, or because of my cheeks, the light bounces off and you see are two big white spots. Without the flash, I look like a criminal. I am not some ripped bodybuilder, but I don't come on here posing with a bunch of crazy lies. The funny thing is that unlike that common perception of big guys being unapproachable, and scary, and dangerous, I am far from it. I tried hard to act like I am dangerous and unapproachable, but I keep hearing that I am a big teddy bear. I am the complete opposite of the perception, just too laid back I guess. As for training, I am not sure what I am doing. Everything I have tried so far has been trial and error. I don't have a personal trainer, nor I am one, so please don't take my advice. I do everything the hard way first before I find there are twelve easier ways of doing something. My head is backwards like that.
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• Philippines
30 May 12
Well Teddy Bears are indeed loveable. Because of what you have described about yourself, I would rather take pictures of you with a flash then :) Yes, I would admit that my common perception of big guys are those that can bully others and are scared of them, in general terms. Anyway, concerning workouts, I'm sure you could find a lot of training ideas online which you could use effectively. Anyway, I'm sure I can't carry the weights that you carry. I'm only 5'6" and weighs only 154 pounds and I don't have lots of experience carrying heavy barbells.
@cloud31 (5811)
25 May 12
Exercise.. - Getting Fit
I used treadmill everyday for 25 minutes at home its easier for me to have a regular exercise when doing it at home,in the morning before going to work.Apart from treadmill I play hoolla hoop for my waist maintenance for 20 mins a day.I have my yoga course twice a week 1 hour in the evening after office hours.And that's all for my exercise. I don't have to lose a pound I'm happy with my weight now and that I will just have to maintain it by having a regular exercise and a balance diet. Happy mylotting!
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• Philippines
27 May 12
You sure seem to have developed that important discipline to get to your ideal weight. I know how important it is to have a regular exercise and a balanced diet, but knowing and doing are two different things. Congratulations to you and good luck to me...hope I too can accomplish what you have already accomplished for your fitness goals. Happy mylotting too!
• United States
24 May 12
I don't have any weights here at my home. I do have my treadmill that I will get on if I gained more weight. the weight I am right now is not bothering me so the treadmill will be there incase I gain a pound or two.
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• Philippines
27 May 12
I guess the treadmill is a great indoor exercise. It's good you still maintain your ideal weight, giftsandbagscom. In my case,I wanted to lose probably about 7 more pounds to get to the weight I desire. I read in one magazine that incorporating jogging with weight training would speed up the burning of fats.
@TheIzers (680)
24 May 12
Well I do 30 minutes treadmill in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening and 45 minutes aerobic in the evening 4 times a week as result I lost 25 pounds a month. Now that I m back to my normal weight 88 pounds I still do my routine treatmill aerobic just twice a week and I eat everything I want without worry gaining weight ^_^
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• Philippines
27 May 12
Losing 25 pounds in one month is a great feat! I only hope I could lose 5 pounds in a month, and I would be very happy. Anyway, thanks for sharing your routine because now I know exactly what to do if I wanted to lose a lot more pounds to get to my ideal weight.
@bent31 (86)
• Canada
23 Jul 12
I recently started to workout (mostly lifting weights) but I also incorporate cardio. For example, on Wednesday I would do jump rope for 15mins then legs workout for 30mins. Since my body type is an ectomorph, I have read that it is recommended not to workout for longer than 45 mins. I try to do as much cardio since I'm trying to gain weight, most of the weight I will gain is in my stomach, LOL.