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Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2013, 07:28:02 AM »
I used to cut weight while gaining strength for powerlifting competitions. I lifted in the 148# division. It was all about really understanding nutrition. Absolutely every calorie I ate was for the purpose of muscle building. I have no desire to exercise that much disipline ever again.
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« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2013, 02:07:19 PM »
Yeah, I'm sure t can be done but it's a lot easier to increase your strength when your weight increases. I used to run approx 30 miles a week, average and dropped down to 158, as trim as I could get, and my bench press and squat went down a lot. I was in great physical shape, just not as strong.
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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2013, 02:18:38 PM »
That much cardio will also decrease your strength. But you are right, it is MUCH easier to maintain or gain strength when your heavier.
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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2013, 02:56:30 PM »
Yeah, I'm sure t can be done but it's a lot easier to increase your strength when your weight increases. I used to run approx 30 miles a week, average and dropped down to 158, as trim as I could get, and my bench press and squat went down a lot. I was in great physical shape, just not as strong.
+1.  I played football up through high school, and have lifted weights ever since. The strength and weight feed off each other for me. Lift more= stronger =hungrier=heavier. Repeat. If I run I lose weight but strength too.
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« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2013, 03:05:14 PM »
i work in the film business and my job includes lots of walking and carrying of cable and heavy lights and walking for 12-14 hours a day. i also run a fair bit. i turn 35 at the end of july. i have my grandfather's looks and build; i am a skinny man.

will be starting training for my first triathlon on monday.

i drink many beers a week but am also not too worried about how strong i am.
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« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2013, 03:10:21 PM »
I actually would love to start running again. Super easy way to take off weight. Just don't think my body could handle it physically and be on my feet all week long hunping grain/kegs/brewdays.
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« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2013, 03:11:21 PM »
read born to run.

you can do it.
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« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2013, 03:12:31 PM »
I actually would love to start running again. Super easy way to take off weight. Just don't think my body could handle it physically
Same here.  My knees have taken a beating over the years. Would love to run, but may be past everyday running.
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« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2013, 03:18:50 PM »
i work in the film business and my job includes lots of walking and carrying of cable and heavy lights and walking for 12-14 hours a day. i also run a fair bit. i turn 35 at the end of july. i have my grandfather's looks and build; i am a skinny man.

will be starting training for my first triathlon on monday.

i drink many beers a week but am also not too worried about how strong i am.
Not overly worried about strength either, but with bad knees, weightlifting keeps the beer belly to a minimum (see thread title).
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« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2013, 03:27:46 PM »
read born to run.

you can do it.

says the 35 year old. ;)
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« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2013, 03:33:16 PM »
Actually I was  still running @ 35.  Not @ 46.
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« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2013, 03:55:28 PM »
...if you will it, it is no dream..

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/25/world/marathon-man-retires

but yeah, I'm sure it's easier to do for me right now.

I won't stop trying though!  ;D
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« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2013, 04:32:22 PM »
If I wasn't on my feet literally 8-12+ hours a day I'd still run. Yesterday I got to brewery @ 6 am and didn't get home until 11:30. Pretty wiped out today. Granted, that was the longest day I ever put it but I just don't think my feet or ankles or knees could take the pounding of anymore concrete.

I'm hoping we get a little more automated in the next few years and it won't be so hard on me. But for now, and I've tried it, it just doesn't happen. I can't get the routine down and any runner knows that routine is essential.
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« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2013, 04:39:51 PM »
Bicycling is a great alternative to running if you have knee problems.
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« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2013, 04:43:53 PM »
I've been working for years in XRay/CT Scan, on my feet on hard surfaces too, so I'm with you. Playing sports started it, work finished it. I miss the days of running after work   ;)
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