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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tired of sitting on my ass

I sit on my ass at work all day long. Before this job, all my other jobs required me to move around a lot. This one, unfortunately, has me tied to my desk for 7 1/2 hours. I come home and then sit on my couch and surf the net (cause I can't do that at work) and eat and watch TV. Well, over the past year, I've started to get a gut and I don't like it. So, I took action. I still want my time to surf the net and watch TV at home, but don't want to sit on my ass anymore. Here's what I did...
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 09:03 AM
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Good for you! Buying it is the easy part, USING it consistently is the tough part.
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Take that thing out into the middle of the street... and light it on fire... Then pick up those dumbells and really work out. I'd rather hack off my yarbles with a spork than run on a treadmill... Plus dude, chicks like a fat guy... I am living proof.
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Nice looking clothes rack.
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You went out and bought a leg dyno? How do you know when your running rich? Where do you put the 0xygen sensor If you get it working right let me know I may need to upload your map...You still run Cap'n Morgan hi octane race fuel right?
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Good for you! Buying it is the easy part, USING it consistently is the tough part.

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Nice looking clothes rack.
Both of those completely describe my treadmill experience!! (and all the other equipment I have bought! ) Most expensive clothes racks EVER!!

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You went out and bought a leg dyno? How do you know when your running rich? Where do you put the 0xygen sensor If you get it working right let me know I may need to upload your map...You still run Cap'n Morgan hi octane race fuel right?

Thats friggin hilarious!!
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to all. I don't intend to run on it much, but rather just walk while I'm surfing the net or watching TV. So far, it's worked out great. I'll let you know in a couple months if it's worth it. And as for the dumbells, I have been using them, but only every other day. I can use the treadmill on a daily basis. I hope.
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to all. I don't intend to run on it much, but rather just walk while I'm surfing the net or watching TV. So far, it's worked out great. I'll let you know in a couple months if it's worth it. And as for the dumbells, I have been using them, but only every other day. I can use the treadmill on a daily basis. I hope.
ummm walk n type.

Some one get the typonese dictionary ready
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You went out and bought a leg dyno? How do you know when your running rich? Where do you put the 0xygen sensor If you get it working right let me know I may need to upload your map...You still run Cap'n Morgan hi octane race fuel right?
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That's a awesome idea!!! I have a dust collector/space waster in my basement...




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to all. I don't intend to run on it much, but rather just walk while I'm surfing the net or watching TV. So far, it's worked out great. I'll let you know in a couple months if it's worth it. And as for the dumbells, I have been using them, but only every other day. I can use the treadmill on a daily basis. I hope.
You can do thousands of exercises with those dumbells... I wish I had a set...
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You can do thousands of exercises with those dumbells... I wish I had a set...
I want to get a set of those bowflex selecttech dumbells... they go from 5 up to 52.5 lbs each... you just twist a dial and it changes what combination of plates will come with the handle when you lift it out of the rack.

They save tons of space and have gotten great reviews from what I've heard.
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I want to get a set of those bowflex selecttech dumbells... they go from 5 up to 52.5 lbs each... you just twist a dial and it changes what combination of plates will come with the handle when you lift it out of the rack.

They save tons of space and have gotten great reviews from what I've heard.
Yeah, I've checked those out... They are the cat's meow... There's a few manufacturers that offer similar ones...
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I feel your pain- I've never been able to gain weight- six pack all my life without even excercising... until about 5 yrs ago- when I got my indoor job. Sitting in a cubicle will ruin you. All my coworkers are having health problems- one of which is 28 yr old and having heart problems. One other has developed diabetes. The others are going bald... these are guys who all started to fall apart since we left the floor and got into management. I cant wait to get out of there- I'm going BACK TO THE FLOOR as soon as I tranfer to LA. Humans were not meant to sit on their ass all day.
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I feel your pain- I've never been able to gain weight- six pack all my life without even excercising... until about 5 yrs ago- when I got my indoor job. Sitting in a cubicle will ruin you. All my coworkers are having health problems- one of which is 28 yr old and having heart problems. One other has developed diabetes. The others are going bald... these are guys who all started to fall apart since we left the floor and got into management. I cant wait to get out of there- I'm going BACK TO THE FLOOR as soon as I tranfer to LA. Humans were not meant to sit on their ass all day.
Its also called GETTING OLD
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I feel your pain- I've never been able to gain weight- six pack all my life without even excercising... until about 5 yrs ago- when I got my indoor job. Sitting in a cubicle will ruin you. All my coworkers are having health problems- one of which is 28 yr old and having heart problems. One other has developed diabetes. The others are going bald... these are guys who all started to fall apart since we left the floor and got into management. I cant wait to get out of there- I'm going BACK TO THE FLOOR as soon as I tranfer to LA. Humans were not meant to sit on their ass all day.
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My favorite job was workin for GMU as a student, delivering all the large stuff to campus offices (boxes of paper, furniture, computers/etc). That and I spent most of my afternoons either driving around campus checking out the 'scenery' or hanging in the student union building, shooting pool. Unfortunately, it just didn't pay enough.
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I want to get a set of those bowflex selecttech dumbells... they go from 5 up to 52.5 lbs each... you just twist a dial and it changes what combination of plates will come with the handle when you lift it out of the rack.

They save tons of space and have gotten great reviews from what I've heard.
I thought about buying a set, but already had dumbells up to 35 pounds at that point. Wasn't worth the money. I could buy 3 more sets of dumbells and be at the 50 pound mark. A pair of dumbells basically costs the "weight" of one (i.e. 50 pound dumbells are about $50 for the pair). Since the Selecttech is about $300-$400 and only go up to 52.5, it just wasn't worth it to me. Now, if I didn't have ANY dumbells at all, I would buy the Selecttech for sure. Well worth it if you're starting with nothing.
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this is exactly why I refuse to be management. fluck that. I"d go completely insane and do things OSP only fantasizes about in his sickest nightmares to my coworkers.
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