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Old 01-07-2017, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Winter workout routine

I gave myself a kick in the butt and started losing weight on January 1. I watch what I eat and hit the treadmill every night. I'm down about six pounds, which is good, but it is time to start lifting as well. Now that I'm an old man I need to keep myself in fishing and boating shape. Fighting a tuna, climbing in, out and around the boat, and jumping in and out of the water all take a certain level of fitness. How about the rest of you? Do you do anything this time of year to stay in shape?
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That's like a pound a day.... you'll be too skinny to fight tuna by the time the boats are back in....

Back strength would be the best focus... helps with fighting fish, but also loadin boat and even more so lasting the long days on your feet.
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Don't laugh - but try yoga I think you would be surprised if you stuck it out and went more than once or twice
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fighting a tuna, climbing in, out and around the boat, and jumping in and out of the water all take a certain level of fitness
Ain't that the truth!

Portion control and swimming several times per week is the program for me this year. I may add some weight training. A family member is a nutritionist/trainer and she recommended mixing in the weight training instead of doing all cardio.
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Don't laugh - but try yoga I think you would be surprised if you stuck it out and went more than once or twice
I heartily second the suggestion that you consider yoga. Thirty years ago i had a bad back issue. Started doing yoga daily- rather than going to a class i got a video that has 5 or 6 basic twenty to thirty minute routines- I rotate these - while I might enjoy looking at the 40 and 50 year old hotties in a yoga class, doing it at home is far easier - no commute etc., Since I started i have had no back issues and have maintained flexibility- flexibility is important. I also do a hand weight routine to maintain some upper body strength. Aging is a bitch- fight the good fight!
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yea - I shift my routine quite a bit in the winter. I do a ton of mountain biking and yes some cycling (not in packs) and running in the summer. As much as I enjoy that, all the cardio gets you pretty skinny. Really too skinny. End up losing a bit upper body muscle. Winter is more weight training, lighter on cardio to build back the lost muscle. Cardio is really just 3-4 week, with lifting 5-6. I also add some core specific workouts, almost daily. At least for me, core workouts seems to allow me to do everything better biking, running and yes hauling heavy fish. I seem to get lower back pain pretty easy, the core stuff pretty much eliminates the back, shoulder, neck pain. Of course the only thing I hate more then core workouts are dog fish. So that takes some discipline.

You are obviously on the right track. My only suggestion would be too add dedicated core workouts. I also picked up one of those TRX things, which I am seeing really good results.
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Wow. Lots of yoga support. I may get a DVD or look around on youtube and give it a try.

Right now I'm going do some core work while I watch the game.
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I was always a gym rat back in the day. go big or go home type of attitude. Well after years of doing heavy weights and abusing my body I changed over to yoga with some light weight training.
The low impact, the flexibility and less stress on the joints that yoga provides will keep you in shape. I wish i skipped the abuse long before i did, but you cant look back.
Give it a shot, it is much tougher than you might think.
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Wow. Lots of yoga support. I may get a DVD or look around on youtube and give it a try.

Right now I'm going do some core work while I watch the game.
Check out "starting strength".


PM me for any tips you need. If i'm not at sea or at work i'm at the gym since fishing here stinks.
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I understand from some friends of mine that go to yoga classes that yoga keeps quite a few things in shape!
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I understand from some friends of mine that go to yoga classes that yoga keeps quite a few things in shape!
I'd rather move floor joist ,rafters and fish totes,Happy New Year
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I'd rather move floor joist ,rafters and fish totes,Happy New Year
And 12 ounce curls with frosty cans
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I'd rather move floor joist ,rafters and fish totes,Happy New Year
Ya, I hear ya Pete! No yoga pants on the job though😜
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Lifting the basket out of the deep fryer loaded with beer battered Black Sea Bass Filets and hoisting pints of Newcastle is a decent upper body work out. Not the best for definition but it will get you the power.....
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I started doing Crossfit almost 2 years ago works well for me.

For grip strength so you don't get your forearms burnt get one of these there are a long list of exercises you can do with it. I use it at my desk at work.

http://www.thera-band.com/store/products.php?ProductID=20
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Gym 5 days a week, stay active on weekends, but I find that eating better has been where I get best results.

Good for you for getting ahead of it.
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I lost about 40 lbs with weight watchers. it really helps you learn portion control, not even so much diet. ive always been a competitive swimmer. so i still swim. my main issue was i still eat like a college swimmer. you know the michael phelps diet? im like... yeah thats normal
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Work out 5 - 6 days a week, combine cardio and weight training. Helped to shed some weight and also tone and tighten the physique. Feel better but more importantly I get more attention for significant other as well.


Son went to a nutritionist last year, learned a lot about what to eat and not eat. Lots of natural foods in their natural state. Few grains, limited sugar, and nothing from a wrapper. Takes some getting used to, but so does the improved feeling of health.


ohh yeah and don't be afraid to look at some supplements. Our bodies change as we get older. Sometimes we don't produce enough of the chem's we need to live a healthy life and sometimes we produce others that get in the way.
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Lifting the basket out of the deep fryer loaded with beer battered Black Sea Bass Filets and hoisting pints of Newcastle is a decent upper body work out. Not the best for definition but it will get you the power.....
Don't forget the fresh-cut fries. Lightly salted of course.
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Don't forget the fresh-cut fries. Lightly salted of course.

As long as you utilize "SEA" salt to season the fries they no longer have any calories and are infact good for you....

You know just like how you can eat a large pizza with full garbage dress but as long as you wash it down with light beer you're good to go.
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