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Do you also lift/train?

Like the ladies featured here, do you also lift/train regularly? (257 total votes)

Sort of (occasional gym work 2-3 days a week, not much emphasis on nutrition) (107, 41.6%)
Yes (dedicated training consistently 5+ days a week with nutrition in check) (102, 39.7%)
No (sedentary lifestyle) (48, 18.7%)
Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

If you train, what are your motivations?

And if you don't, why not?

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

If you train, what are your motivations?

And if you don't, why not?

I train some just to keep from falling apart as I age. But I'm lazy AF

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

I usually train with my girlfriend she goes to the gym almost everyday but I got sick 3 times in a row and lost all the gains so im not really going anymore since I also have a lot of work and I dont really enjoy it I really only did it to feel better about myself but Ive overcome my depression and Im finally happy with myself!

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

I usually train with my girlfriend she goes to the gym almost everyday but I got sick 3 times in a row and lost all the gains so im not really going anymore since I also have a lot of work and I dont really enjoy it I really only did it to feel better about myself but Ive overcome my depression and Im finally happy with myself!

Congratulations! I know that depression can be a very difficult struggle. I hope that you maintain your joy and happiness.

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

Congratulations! I know that depression can be a very difficult struggle. I hope that you maintain your joy and happiness.

Thank you so much!

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

Yep, I train 5 days a week with a little bit of a nutrition focus. Not too strict though or I'd go crazy. I just do it because it feels good, and it's a good separation from work and stress. Very meditative.

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

Well i try to do some exercises and i make sure to walk every day. but its not much i just do pushups against my coffee table for a few minutes a day but i do make sure to do it every day no matter what. i got a little bit stronger from this but i am still very weak compared to most men and i have been doing it for over 1 year. i should spend many hours working out but i can't handle that i am too lazy.

and while i like to walk. in the last few months the weather has been so shit and the sun goes down quickly. i only walk 15 minutes a day on average while in the summer i would walk for hours and i noticed my legs where hardened from it. but even in the summer you sometimes have rainy periods like one day i was far from home when there was a sudden thunderstorm not fun. a lot of people do jogging but that does not look fun to me. i also like to mostly eat vegetable soup with some bacon and i also eat a lot of tuna but multiple times a week i get invited to mc Donald's by my friends. so i stay slightly overweight. i have always been a picky eater i never eat fruit and i only like vegetables when they are in soup for some reason.

Jan 22, 2023 - permalink

I train 3 to 5 times a week mostly high intensity. Trying to do strenght as well from time to time

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

3-5 days weight training and cardio

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

5 days,different body parts each day,use only dumbbells and a curling bar,1,000 steps on a step machine 5 days,all at home,only do it to stay in softball shape and to look in fairly decent shape,i do the steps so I can eat what I want

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

I do some form of exercise most days, probably average 6 days a week. I go to the gym, run, cycle (road and mountain bike). Some days I'll do 2 things, depending on what's on, the weather, work, social commitments etc. Partner does gym and pilates, usually averages about 4 days a week (her kids are younger than mine so require more supervision!). Don;t watch diet at all, have a pretty fast metabolism; plus I really like good food, beer and wine haha.

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

I used to go to the gym but I stopped ever since the pandemic started and I haven't come back since. I don't really feel the difference, I wasn't making any progress anyways.

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

I answered “No“ because I don't work out at a gym, but I exercise in other ways; I wouldn't say I have a “sedentary lifestyle” like the question suggests

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

Started 2 months ago, about to start training 5 days a week with a professional bodybuilding coach

Jan 23, 2023 - permalink

Well, not atm but might start in summer

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

Depends what you mean by training. I don't lift weights, but I jog, walk, cycle and do bodyweight exercises. I'm not trying to gain strength or muscle, but I'm just trying to prevent myself from becoming overweight.

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

i rockclimb, and train upper and lower body partly to improve at that, but also generally to be more fit/muscular/stronger in my day-to-day life. i have tiny chicken legs (or this is how they appear to me) so that motivates me to do squats and deadlifts.

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

I train for two reasons. 1) vanity and confidence 2) I do feel better, breathe better, eat better, sleep better, mental health, etc

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

I do boxing and resistance band training. I keep nutrition mostly in check. I've dropped 50 lbs over the last year. Plan on another 15 and I'll hold right around 210

Jan 24, 2023 - edited Jan 25, 2023 - permalink

Work out with weights in the gym 3-4 times per week to stay in shape. Could definitely benefit from upping my cardio. I keep to mostly a high protein, low carb diet. Currently trying to drop 10-15 lbs gained last year from straying from diet and exercise during the holidays. Off to a good start in 2023 so far.

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

I train about 3 times a week now, cut back from 5 times a week. I'm older than dirt now, so it gets harder to get my butt down there. Just set up a home gym...so maybe I can elevate my workouts again. My diet sucks because I love cinnamon almost as much as female muscle. 😳😁

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

I train for two reasons. 1) vanity and confidence 2) I do feel better, breathe better, eat better, sleep better, mental health, etc

I agree with all of this.

Jan 24, 2023 - permalink

i exercise with bros at home we got bench, 2 sets of dumbbells and a barbell. i also do cycling for cardio. motivation: it just feels good to lift

Jan 25, 2023 - permalink

I train about 3 times a week now, cut back from 5 times a week. I'm older than dirt now, so it gets harder to get my butt down there. Just set up a home gym...so maybe I can elevate my workouts again. My diet sucks because I love cinnamon almost as much as female muscle. 😳😁

Cinnamon? Nothing wrong with cinnamon. Now Cinnamon Toast Crunch, maybe. But throw cinnamon in your oats, make protein peanut butter cinnamon pancakes, make protein bars with a ton of cinnamon, get some low calorie ice cream and dump cinnamon and nuts on it for a good treat. Actually it’s supposed to be good for you. Studies show it reduces some inflammation and good for circulation.

But anyway, 3 training days is still great. I’m currently do a 5 day plan (basically PHAT), but think I’ll change soon to 3 days of full body plus a 4th for some lagging body parts. I was a high level athlete that couldn’t keep going due to injury so I definitely know my way around a lot of different types of training. And the more I train hard, the more my wife trains hard too so I keep it up. We’re both very competitive.

Jan 25, 2023 - permalink

@nbunited...No, sadly my cinnamon binge isn't always on the healthy side. I was asked one time, if I was stuck on a deserted island and could only have one food, what would it be. I said, without hesitation...Cinnamon Rolls. 🤣😂

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