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post #46 of 80
2 Oz. of Old Raj with a bit of Dolin Blanc, stirred over ice and then poured into a cocktail glass, lifted and put back on the bar makes for an excellent workout. I'll let you in on a secret, it's the number of repetitions that really pays off.

As a bonus, you can wear a suit while getting this valuable exercise.

True story.
Edited by Archivist - 12/17/11 at 5:36pm
post #47 of 80
Do all of you thin buff twenty somethings honestly think that we fifty somethings were overweight in our twenties and thirties? Many of us fifty somethings that are now twenty to thirty pounds overweight only became so over the last fifteen years or so.

Do you believe that yours will be the first generation that is "fit for life" as you enter your golden years?

It is not my intention to start a war here...just curious as to your thoughts.
post #48 of 80
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post

Do all of you thin buff twenty somethings honestly think that we fifty somethings were overweight in our twenties and thirties? Many of us fifty somethings that are now twenty to thirty pounds overweight only became so over the last fifteen years or so.
Do you believe that yours will be the first generation that is "fit for life" as you enter your golden years?
It is not my intention to start a war here...just curious as to your thoughts.

It really depends on what is considered overweight. I'm a young, thin guy, but I do not consider 15-25 pounds overweight to be fat. I think it is almost impossible at an older age for most guys to NOT be a bit overweight. Take my dad vs my uncle, for instance. My dad and uncle were both rail thin until 40 (dad 6'2", uncle 6'1"). They didn't do anything DIFFERENT in their 40s from in the past, but a slowing metabolism caused my uncle to reach around 230 pounds and my dad 235. Not terribly overweight, but perhaps the look of a man 5-6 months pregnant lol8[1].gif

My uncle decided to take care of himself a bit. He works out sometimes and watches what he eats. He's dropped to around 200 pounds, and while he has a slight gut and is naturally a bit chunkier than he was 15 years ago, at 55, I would certainly not consider himself overweight (even if the BMI crap does). My dad has decided to keep it lax, though as of late he's been walking 20-30 mins a day, and he's around 225-230. Those 25 pounds or so make a huge difference in appearance, believe it or not. It is all concentrated at the waistline.
post #49 of 80
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Originally Posted by Archivist View Post

2 Oz. of Old Raj with a bit of Dolin Blanc, stirred over ice and then poured into a cocktail glass, lifted and put back on the bar makes for an excellent workout.

2oz? Is this a cocktail for your Pomeranian?
post #50 of 80
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

]...There are not too many very recent pictures of me on the forum, but there are older ones, and my build is not that different from those.
You looked good last week, although you did eat a lot of lamb. And I may never forgive you for taking the last bit of octopus.
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

So, here we go again... NOT ALL OF US ARE BLESSED YOU KNOW! Some of us were born with poor genetics, bad looks and an excess of body fat. In the UK, every street corner has a coffee shop selling mocha flake with whipped cream and marshmallows. In London, lunch can only be satisfied by hamburgers, chips etc. Trying to eat anything else is almost impossible. I challenge you to walk down Bond Street and NOT consume a nibble or two (or three) of luxury Belgian chocolate. I was tempted by such confectionery displays today: the shop on the corner of Burlington Arcade, one by the top of Bond Street and the one up that diagonal street, just off Brook Street.
As for the gym, it's at least a mile to drive there (even if you could park), but obviously too far to walk.
So, we cover the scaffolding with tarpaulin and hope for the best frown.gif
Lear
A mile walk would be a perfect warm-up. Although there are other good options. For example, I'm finishing my third fudge-coated Joe-Joe on my way to the gym right now.
post #51 of 80
So, the consensus of this learned thread is that Sidney Greenstreet
looked poorly in clothes despite his innate elegant taste:

http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0107/05/1_4b89bec90f087ee1b326e7daa703a7bb.jpg
post #52 of 80
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Before the cruelness starts, I'd like to remind you that some women prefer meat on the bones and sizable buttocks. They find a flat behind unappealing. As it is, I've always considered myself to be gravitationally stable. The excess folds on the front, are naturally counterbalanced by what's carried on the rear. One without the other makes no sense at all, as I'd probably fall over. Nature, as always, has its own way of keeping things in check..
Lear

" Skinny is NOT always best you know"

Especially if you live in a famine zone.
post #53 of 80
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I feel miserable when I don't go to the gym ory each day. I look forward to working out.

"engage in some vigorous activity"

It is also well known in the medical community that compulsive masturbators
are invariably fit.
post #54 of 80
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post

Do all of you thin buff twenty somethings honestly think that we fifty somethings were overweight in our twenties and thirties? Many of us fifty somethings that are now twenty to thirty pounds overweight only became so over the last fifteen years or so.
Do you believe that yours will be the first generation that is "fit for life" as you enter your golden years?
It is not my intention to start a war here...just curious as to your thoughts.


Well, with a little bit of workout you could still be fit. My dad is in his mid 50s and still works out 2-3 times a week for about an hour. He doesn't hit the gym, he just jogs and does push ups, pull ups along with crunches. His diet includes a low carb, low fat, high protein, high fibre diet.


Although he has put on a little weight in the years, he is still maintaining what is left of his 6 pack abs which is 4 actually. He still looks pretty damn young because of his active lifestyle and I'm ashamed to say he is possibly fitter, buffer than me.


It is not impossible to maintain your fitness, it's all a matter of personal choice and whether you are willing to make some sacrifices. Which I know is not easy, seeing as most probably want to enjoy the finer things in life when they hit that age with an established career.
post #55 of 80
OP makes a very compelling point.. Fitness > Style
post #56 of 80
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

While there is certainly something to be said for physical activity, and certainly, someone with good body image will probably exude more confidence, all other things being equal, being fat certainly does not exclude someone from wanting to, and dressing well, and looking good. There is a fundamental logical fallacy in your OP.
OP, before you slam me, I'm about to go do my usual 90-100 minute daily workout, and yes, I can do F. Corbera's double digit weighted pullups (though these days, I'm doing most of them unweighted due to ageing joints.) There are not too many very recent pictures of me on the forum, but there are older ones, and my build is not that different from those.

Ageing joints, tell me about it .
In my effort stay fit over the years-
I used to run 20-30 miles a week. I now walk half that distance

Result: a low pulse and major disc problems

I've also exercized with free weights for the past few years.
Result well- maintained upper torso and basically inoperable
torn ligaments in my left wrist
post #57 of 80
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

2oz? Is this a cocktail for your Pomeranian?

An important aspect of this fitness regime is repeated refills. Lifting the bottle to fill the shaker adds quite a lot the the workout.

Edited by Archivist - 12/17/11 at 10:37pm
post #58 of 80
All of us should take a moment to reaffirm that we do not use clothing to cover up other issues that are within our power to address. If any of us are unable to do so in good consciousness (as I have realized is the case for me) then we should be comfortable stepping back from the English shoes and Italian clothes and focusing on what's underneath.
post #59 of 80
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Originally Posted by swiego View Post

All of us should take a moment to reaffirm that we do not use clothing to cover up other issues that are within our power to address. If any of us are unable to do so in good consciousness (as I have realized is the case for me) then we should be comfortable stepping back from the English shoes and Italian clothes and focusing on what's underneath.

What in God's name are you going on about?
post #60 of 80
While I agree with OP that being fit is just as important as clothing in how you look, I think he has missed something. For a lot of people, an interest in clothing is not entirely based on how you look to other people. A suit that is tailored to your form perfectly is an enjoyable thing, regardless of what exactly that form is, simply because we appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well tailored garments. Creating a wardrobe and making outfits of it is not just a means to an end; it is a hobby that you enjoy whether other people are impressed by how you look or not.
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