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User avatar #2 - thephoenix (11/16/2013) [-]
Fortunately there's more things to do at the Gym than stationary bicycles
User avatar #7 to #2 - ronyx (11/16/2013) [-]
Still, we lose too much dam time in our lifetimes stuck in trafic or driving in general.
User avatar #38 to #2 - kanpai (11/16/2013) [-]
stationary walking
stationary stairs
stationary rowing
and if you look around the reception desk you might even find some stationery
#16 - durkadurka (11/16/2013) [-]
I prefer treadmills because my motivation to run around on my own accord is pretty low. Treadmills show you how many calories you've burned, how far you've gone, how fast you're going etc, so I treat these stats like a game and try to see how high I can get them.
I prefer treadmills because my motivation to run around on my own accord is pretty low. Treadmills show you how many calories you've burned, how far you've gone, how fast you're going etc, so I treat these stats like a game and try to see how high I can get them.
User avatar #68 to #16 - nabbit (11/16/2013) [-]
But running outside in the park or in a forest trail is such a better experience
#46 to #16 - liversupporter (11/16/2013) [-]
I have much more motivation on a treadmill as well, i can spur myself to run much longer knowing that if i stop i'll be 			*******		 thrown to the floor if i stop!
I have much more motivation on a treadmill as well, i can spur myself to run much longer knowing that if i stop i'll be ******* thrown to the floor if i stop!
#22 to #16 - anon (11/16/2013) [-]
Yeah, and you can do it during the winter too without killing yourself on the ice.
User avatar #56 to #16 - greenstrongworld (11/16/2013) [-]
But are you going fast?
User avatar #17 to #16 - sorryminesbigger (11/16/2013) [-]
i concur entirely and dont forget that you can watch tv/listen to music while you do it!
User avatar #23 to #16 - copyhat ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
Get Endomondo sports tracker for your phone and running outside becomes a whole new game.
#24 to #16 - meierme (11/16/2013) [-]
so does this. i got one not to long ago and love it
User avatar #3 - Mrvercettivice (11/16/2013) [-]
because the only things the gym have to offer are bikes
User avatar #67 to #3 - korten (11/16/2013) [-]
User avatar #11 to #3 - jibb (11/16/2013) [-]
He did not imply that everyone goes to the gym to ride bikes.

sounds funny if you think about it "I go to the gym to lift heavy things"
User avatar #10 - ajperry (11/16/2013) [-]
You are not stuck in traffic. You are traffic.
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User avatar #33 to #10 - strelokkk (11/16/2013) [-]
If you put it that way, that's true !
User avatar #19 to #10 - goldenarm (11/16/2013) [-]
My ***** . That was deep.
User avatar #13 to #10 - anonymoose (11/16/2013) [-]
You're also stuck in traffic.
#31 - themongoose (11/16/2013) [-]
It's an odd realization that when you look at the cardio area, most of them are fat. If you look at the free weights, the people are mostly fit. If you look at the machines, people are really not trying.

mfw free weight master race
#34 to #31 - lordpancake (11/16/2013) [-]
Mostly because they're wanting to burn calories while doing cardio. A lot of the times, from what I've seen, people doing cardio are trying to either get into shape or stay. People doing weights are mostly already in shape and are trying to get stronger or improve.
Though if I see a rather large person on a treadmill I can't help but laugh. I'm not judging, some of the nicer people I've met are bigger. It's just i cant handle the flapping flubber when they wear tighter clothing while on those machines.
User avatar #36 to #34 - articulate ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
>running to lose weight
Laughable regardless of how fat they are.
#39 to #36 - twentyten (11/16/2013) [-]
Well you can't really lose weight by lifting now can you?
User avatar #41 to #39 - articulate ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
I thought the point of lifting was to gain weight?
#42 to #41 - twentyten (11/16/2013) [-]
Hence why people should be doing cardio to lose weight. Lifting weights doesn't always mean gaining weight. You may gain muscle mass and still stay the same weight because you might lose just as much mass in fat. You know what I mean? It also depends on your diet.

You stated that: >running to lose weight

Which I think you're implying it's an oxymoron or something.
User avatar #71 to #42 - themongoose (11/17/2013) [-]
They should be watching their diet first and foremost. This is why bodybuilders go through bulk-cut phases. Cardio can end up oxidizing a lot of muscle, so you may lose WEIGHT, but you're not necessarily losing FAT. You are losing plenty of muscle with it. Cardio is great for the heart and increasing cardiovascular endurance, but once you get to a certain point, conditioning does nothing for you and can be gained and lost within six weeks for a healthy person. At the same time, weightlifting may increase your VO2 Max, making your body more efficient at using the air you breathe, increases strength, metabolism (because muscle is "thirsty" for energy), speed, agility, power, muscular endurance,

In 8 months, I went from a "skinny-fat" 183 lbs @16.9% body fat to a bulked 207 lbs @ 17.5% body fat. I overbulked a bit and started with too much fat on my body anyway, so I am currently doing a mini cut. I am down to 195 lbs. I do no cardio (though I may add some HIIT or sprints soon), I only watch what I eat - and by "watch" I mean I weigh out my portions, making sure I am getting the correct amount of macronutrients (while still eating nutrient dense foods to get my micronutrients as well). If everyone did this along with a strength training regiment, they would all lose fat and maintain or even increase their muscle mass.

You may find the sites below interesting. Though the first is very heavily focused on bodybuilding, the principles work for everyone. No, it's not a "what works for you may not work for someone else" thing. It's just how the body works. If cardio actually helped you lose fat efficiently, especially alone, then bodybuilders would be all over it. But it doesn't. The second talks about building a routine involving both cardio and strength training, with focus on strength to improve fitness.
#73 to #71 - twentyten (11/17/2013) [-]
Doesn't your body use carbs/glucose first, then fat, and then amino acids/protein (muscle) afterwards? So you wont lose much muscle mass depending on how much you run. Just run until you start losing fat and not protein, which is bad. And yes I do agree, people should watch what they eat and how much first and foremost.
#44 to #42 - articulate ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
Sorry, I mean to say "only running."
User avatar #62 to #44 - raamageddon (11/16/2013) [-]
I've managed to lose forty pounds almost purely through cardio. Haven't been able to check it in a while though, so it could be more.

I do eat less junk food, but my overall diet is the same.
#48 to #44 - twentyten (11/16/2013) [-]
You mean only running to lose weight? It works depending on your diet, and how long you run. Cardio burns a lot of calories and fat.
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User avatar #43 to #37 - jagenblitz (11/16/2013) [-]
>90% of weight loss is diet. Exercising to lose weight isn't a bad thing per se, but you need to have a good diet to compliment it or it won't work.

Think about how many calories you actually lose by running. The vast majority of people who don't emphasize their diet will eat more fat in their next meal than they lost by running. Especially since overweight/obese people can't effectively do HIIT, which is the best type of cardio for fat loss.
#47 to #43 - ennemi (11/16/2013) [-]
I agree it's a combination of both, but doing a diet without training is also bound to fail, especially after you finish the diet.
User avatar #49 to #47 - jagenblitz (11/16/2013) [-]
Well only changing your eating habits temporarily instead of permanently is stupid to begin with if you're trying to lose weight. And while exercise should obviously compliment an attempt at weight loss, simply changing your diet for the better should cause you to lose at least a moderate amount of weight relative to your size.
User avatar #72 to #34 - themongoose (11/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, i tried the treadmill thing for three years. Up to five miles 3-7 mornings a week, and then some lifting. I did this because I was under the impression that cardio would help me lose fat. I didn't lose my fat until I started lifting and cut the cardio. You get in shape not from cardio, but from lifting. Simple as that. Cardio can help, but it's not the foundation for a good program.
#63 - plaruti (11/16/2013) [-]
lol yeah that's stupid
User avatar #12 - lasomacintosh (11/16/2013) [-]
They use other machines too, ass.
User avatar #4 - koobzacc (11/16/2013) [-]
or a moment of hearty laughter
User avatar #64 - mookiez (11/16/2013) [-]
Never understand why people would use those instead of real bikes. The wind in your hair, the speed, the feeling of adrenaline as you crash and land face first onto the cement and break your teeth, The feeling when you get to your destination to sacrifice a child to Satan.
User avatar #6 - vladhellsing ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
I know a really cool place to go and exercise; it's open 24/7 and it's free!

#26 to #6 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
Why the thumbs down? You're not wrong. How do people think cavemen got fit? roman soldiers? Warriors? Barbarians? Knights? They've used their own bodies long before the first gym was invented.

Though I've got to say the gym is more fun if you don't have anyone you can exercise with.. Can talk to others there, more motivation seeing other people doing stuff, etc, etc.

Lucky for me, I have both.
User avatar #40 to #26 - jagenblitz (11/16/2013) [-]
Yeah I'm sure running down the crowded sidewalk while swinging a sword around for exercise will go over swimmingly.
User avatar #53 to #40 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
I meant more classic training methods like push ups and pull ups.
User avatar #55 to #53 - jagenblitz (11/16/2013) [-]
Well pull-ups require a bar of some sort, and body weight exercises eventually lose their effectiveness on their own.
User avatar #30 to #6 - nigeltheoutlaw (11/16/2013) [-]
In their defense, it can be difficult to exercise outside in the city, especially if it's dark out or you're a lone woman.
#65 - snakefire (11/16/2013) [-]
I wonder how fat OP is.
User avatar #70 to #65 - danyoung (11/16/2013) [-]
Lydia was my gf when i was 6
User avatar #45 - princessren (11/16/2013) [-]
gyms could be pretty useful in the winter or when it's raining and such though
as you can't slip on water or ice and hurt yourself
and it's warmer in a building too
User avatar #58 to #45 - sairajayn (11/16/2013) [-]
I prefer running in the rain. It cools you.
User avatar #51 to #45 - playerdous (11/16/2013) [-]
or the opposite in a really hot/humid area where cool/dry air is nice.
User avatar #1 - mintyfreshmenthol (11/15/2013) [-]
this has always irked me :/
User avatar #5 - failtolawl (11/16/2013) [-]
thats a traffic jam in China.
User avatar #8 to #5 - dutchderpina (11/16/2013) [-]
People go to the gym in China.
User avatar #52 to #8 - playerdous (11/16/2013) [-]
by gym you mean factory, right?
#20 - partisan (11/16/2013) [-]
>run to gym
>lift weights
>run back
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#59 - soundofwinter ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
I can explain! The area I live in has horrible air quality which makes it almost impossible to run well with my asthma. Though, the gym has filtered air which allows me to breathe so I can properly exercise!
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#35 - budva (11/16/2013) [-]
because people solely use the static bikes in the gym... I probably spend 5 minutes on it as part of a warm up for an hour and a half session... suck a dick OP
User avatar #29 - nigeltheoutlaw (11/16/2013) [-]
The jokes on you, all I own is a bicycle.
User avatar #32 to #29 - rekkan (11/16/2013) [-]
Then no moment of silence for you!
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