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Date:2009-04-01 12:13
Subject:Sorry about the spam

I've reset the community to screen posts for a while, in an effort to block the spam bots ;)

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Date:2009-01-28 11:27
Subject:Hello! Is anybody out there? :)

Is there a LJ community like this one that gets more traffic?

I'm looking for a community of other gay males to discuss physical, mental, and sexual health issues and questions in both a familiar and professional capactiy.

I'd like to discuss things like workout tricks, share eating tips, how to cope with body image, gay community issues, and erotic kinks and how fitness enables them.

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Date:2008-09-01 00:22
Subject:A quick question.

To put this simply, I've been curious what sort of basic excercizes I can do to lose belly fat, get a bit slimmer in that area, and not lose anything (or minimal) off of my.. well... backside. I honestly know little about fitness and exercize, and am currently around 5'11 and 220LBs

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Date:2007-12-20 19:01
Subject:Alt.fitness chat group


This could be an interesting support/discussion group for GLBT folks especially those of us who are even less mainstream than that. :)

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Date:2007-11-14 11:55
Subject:Sigh. Targetted by spammers, looks like

So, does anyone have a good intervals program that's aimed at improving rugby fitness? I'm still plagued with the realization that my slow-twitch long-endurance fitness isn't properly suited for rugby, which involves a lot of explosive, fast-twitch movement.

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Date:2007-07-16 16:41

Does anyone have any experience/tips with this high-intensity program?


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Date:2007-04-30 00:02
Subject:Here I go again

For those of you not into weight lifting and such, sorry for the long post.

So, after about a 3 month lapse in training, I am back to the gym. Been a couple of weeks now (actually signed up to a new gym too which has really been helping out). So, I have been getting by body used to the new equipment and getting my body used to moving again. I am doing 3 days a week, full body workout for now, probably for another month, then will be going to a 3 day split. Here is what I am doing. Any suggestions or comments?

15 minutes stretching
5 minute cardio warm-up

3 sets of 10 reps of the following, change the order around depending on muscles:

machine preacher curl - biceps
standing dumbell curl - biceps
pushdowns - triceps
machine chest press - chest
machine incline press - chest
pec deck - chest
machine shoulder press - shoulder
machine side raises - shoulder
lat pulldown - back
seated machine row - back
lower back machine - back
crunches - abs
hanging leg lifts - abs
leg extentions - quads
leg curls - hams
standing calf raises - calves

20 minutes cardio

Its a pretty long workout, I know, but I am about 2 weeks from being at the weights I was as before. Well, I welcome your comments!

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Date:2007-04-24 21:40
Subject:Turning the corner...
Mood: curious

I have now been going to the gym regularly for the last 9 months. Before that, I was sporadic, at best for about 2 years. I am 42, 215-220, 5'11". I work out 3 times / week. My workouts typically alternate between A) 20 to 30 minutes on a rowing machine followed by 35 minutes on an elliptical, and B) weightlifting on nautilus & cybex machines, working larger muscle groups first (chest, back, abs) then arms & legs, for about 30 - 45 minutes -- followed by 35 minutes on an elliptical. I tried following a regimen of lifting on a circuit of weight machines, but I felt that I was overworking some muscles & under working others. I also tried exercising more that 3 times/week, but found that I didn't recover completely, and actually was losing strength & endurance.

It has been in the last 3 weeks or so, that I have noticed a real increase in the amount of weight I am lifting and the length of my weightlifting workouts. As an example, my chest press has increased from 110lbs to 170lbs (for 3 sets of 12). The rowing machine still kicks my butt, but I can consistently row 6,400 meters in under 30 minutes. I have also noticed that my clothes are fitting better -- even though my weight has been relatively constant.

I would like to know of other guys (especially guys in their 30's & 40's) who have found effective, sustainable workouts.

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Date:2007-01-16 21:24
Subject:Today's workout
Mood: disappointed

30 minutes on the elliptical
1600M on the rowing machine
15 minute walk
2-3 sets on the Nautilus machine circuit

Just a comment about the locker rooms - the guys that should have been walking around naked didn't even bother to shower & the guys that really needed the exercise should have kept their clothes on.

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Date:2007-01-04 17:40
Subject:Rowing Machine
Mood: curious

I have discovered that I really like using the rowing machine... It's a Concept2 flywheel version that my gym has 4 of. Anyway, it has been a good counter to the treadmill & elliptical.

My question is this... how fast is a good workout pace 3:00/500m? 2:15/500m? or something in between?

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Date:2006-12-21 23:19

Anyone have the 411 on testosterone triggers and/or supplements? Input would be greatly appreciated.

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Date:2006-11-29 23:38
Subject:An introduction and a couple questions!

Hey, everyone. I’m Joshua. 17 years old, 6'2", and (at the moment) 158 lbs.

Some other background info: I’m vegetarian for about a year now and have always had a fast metabolism. I’ve been lifting weights pretty regularly (i.e. three times a week) since maybe July—my best friend taught me how to work with free weights, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This increased my weight, since I was at 142 lbs. before (I know—yikes!). It’s still taking some getting used to that my chest isn’t quite as scrawny anymore. :)

Please forgive me if I’m clueless, because I’m pretty new to the world of athletics and stuff.

Anyway, here are my questions:

  1. A friend of mine mentioned something to me about how since you can’t gain muscle mass and lose fat at the same time (conflicting calories … made sense), people who are trying to do both often cycle through gaining muscle and losing fat. Does anybody here do this? If so, how long of periods do you give yourself between gaining and removing?
  2. Since right now I’m working on gaining muscle (I’m aiming for 170 lbs.), I’ve been taking whey protein after I work out. However, the container I have only has 15 servings of about 25 grams each, and it cost $17. Is there a cheaper alternative to whey protein? Or, alternately, is the place I’m buying it from totally ripping me off and I could find more of it for cheaper elsewhere?
  3. Last but not least, I’ve noticed that while my upper body is shaping up nicely, but my lower body still leaves a lot to be desired. Thighs, ass, etc., are all a little bit less muscular than I’d prefer. I’m starting running with a friend, though, so will that probably take care of muscle development there? Alternately, are there free weights exercises to do for those areas?


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Date:2006-07-03 16:26

Looking for a new fitness program? How about trying the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This challenge comes in three varieties:

1. The Active Lifestyle Program - For those of you who aren't active on a daily basis yet, this is a great way to begin. The rules are basically to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.

2. The Presidential Champions Program - If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.

3. The Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program - This is basically the same system as the Presidential Champions Program, except that the award goals are higher. For instance, you need to get 40,000 points to earn a Bronze award.

The Presidential Champions Fitness Program Website (where you can log your progress and also order your awards when you've reached your goal)

Also, if you want, come join the LJ pres_challenge community to chat with others who are challenging themselves with this program.

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Date:2006-06-20 10:55
Subject:Dude, WTF?


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Date:2006-06-13 10:22

I used to be a serious TaeKwonDo competitor, however I no longer train. I have a bunch of  white uniforms for $5-$20. Nearly all are crisp and white, and all were well cared for.

one size 0
six size 3
one size 4
one size 5
(plus extra pieces include three size 3 pants, one size two top, one size three top)

Also available is one black/red hogu (chest protector), 1 set cloth forearm guards, 1 set Adidas forearm guards, 1 set Adidas shin/instep guards, 1 set red foam boots, 1 white foam Macho helmet, 1 set of boxing gloves, one pair Masterline training shoes (fits womens 8-8.5).

Pix & specific uniform details available at request.

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Date:2006-05-02 20:50
Subject:My DAMN Tummy
Mood: aggravated

What can I do about the FLAB that's refusing to go away at my abs?

I'm far from a 6-pack, but when I tense my stomach, I can feel the muscle that's there. There's just this layer of fat or whatever that I can't quite get rid of.
I've gone from 190lbs to 146lbs and I look decent, I'm going for healthy trim, not muscular.

I'm now a vegetarian and try to be very scarce with the junk food.

Are there any specific exercises or recommendations for this problem area of mine?

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Date:2006-03-24 14:11

Hello, we are two students at Rochester Institute of Technology currently engaged in an independent study project addressing the issue of hazing. The goal of this project is two-pronged - we wish to discover the prevalence of hazing in the state as well as get your opinion on what should be done about it, if anything.

Under the lj-cut is our survey, which asks a variety of questions about your personal experiences with hazing, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a minute or two from your time to fill it out really quickly. We even have questions at the beginning for those who have never experienced hazing but wish to share their opinion on the subject. Additionally, each question gives you the option to answer in more detail beyond the choices we have already provided. We encourage you to take advantage of this if you have more include in your answer.

Your responses to this survey are anonymous, so please do not put your name (or any information that would identify you) anywhere on this survey. You may quit the survey at any time and for any reason, or you may decline to answer any of the questions, but your responses to every question are important and we ask that you answer as many of the questions as you possibly can. You may post your answers however you like - under your user name, anonymously, or you may e-mail them to us at hazing.survey@gmail.com. All posts will be screened, so no one except you, us, and the community administrator will be able to see your responses.

Please inform us of any questions, concerns, or feedback you might have. Thank you in advance for your time.

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(X-posted to other New York communities)

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Date:2006-01-02 14:44
Subject:A new bike

Okay... I'm officially confused.

I want to buy a bike. Part-road-bike-part-mountain-bike, something basic to start with. But there are so many! And the idiots at the stores I'm going to are exclusively "Um... This is a good bike, I think... *scratch foreheard*" Almost everytime, the 'bike expert' is at lunch. Grr.

I'm looking at spending between $300-400, but can go over if absolutely necessary.

Any suggestions?

(Cross-posted in gymrats.)

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Date:2005-12-09 08:20
Mood: curious

What are the BEST ways to get your metabolism up?

What are the EASIEST ways to get your metabolism up?

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Date:2005-10-18 20:21

HI all,
I love this community.I learned a lot by joining it
question, does anyone know if any good website/s that show you definitions of different kind of wieght lefting workout and animations on how to do them? I hope my question is clear. thank you

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