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Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals?

Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals?

Yes   87% (34)
No   12% (5)
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2009/08/03 09:43:06 (permalink)
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Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals?

I've been pondering on this one for a little while...
 
I helped unload a few bales of hay and a few sacks of other horse feed from the truck to the barn for my girlfriend
Felt like i had just ran a marathon... huffing and puffing after.
 
A few times i've been out of breath just walking up a hill at a steady pace.
 
I'm now introducing some proper cardio work (more for fitness than fat loss) as i hate being this unfit... i used to be able to jog 6km without any hassles and fight 6x 3 min rounds in boxing/MMA lol!!!
 
So...does physical fitness factor into your goals at all?
post edited by Incredible Bulk - 2009/08/03 10:08:33

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    AWG
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 09:47:54 (permalink)
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    No it's not one of my goals to be physically fit...allthough I did realise how unfit I was when I did my first Muay Thai session, but that improved in time

    I do cardio for fat loss only, now that I have finisihed my diet it will probably be scrapped all together untill about May next year
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    Drago
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 09:51:19 (permalink)
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    yes it is

    but my aim isn't to be immensely 'fit' per se. I want to look like I am fit but the my training seems to be making me fitter as well as losing fat

    this will change during bulking phases though
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 09:56:05 (permalink)
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    I do 3 x MA sessions per week now so yes, physical fitness is important to me now, perhaps more than muscularity.

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 10:00:06 (permalink)
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    How long did it take your GF to eat the hay?


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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 10:03:38 (permalink)
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    arf arf!

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 10:09:28 (permalink)
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    Not at present - mainly because i enjoy doing weights more than fitness-based cardio sessions.

    That said, i've also been feeling rather sluggish as of late and have thrown in a few low intensity cardio sessions to bump up my activity levels a bit. Although i seem to cope with it (in terms of Heart rate, breathing rate etc) better at 15 stone than i did when i was cutting? Sweat like a pig though
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 10:41:28 (permalink)
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    I know I'm as unfit as hell, wanted to hit a certain weight and then work on my fitness, never gonna happen though I reckon - oops.


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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 11:18:48 (permalink)
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    It is now a big part of my goals. Earlier in the year I was bigger, but also pretty unfit and found that I was becoming sluggish and out of breath after playing sport for 10 minutes.

    I'm now doing hiit and steady state cardio for vo2 max and general fitness rather than for fatloss.


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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 11:50:02 (permalink)
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    Have been working on my fitness/conditioning more this year and definitely feel better for it.

    I do find that when I do more intense CV work, rather than just fatloss type cardio, I definitely feel it in my legs when it comes to 'leg-day'. Not heard anyone else mention this though so it's probably just me. I also find that if I do too much it can leave me feeling 'run-down'.

    I'd definitely say that maintaining a decent base level of fitness has become a goal though.
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 11:53:39 (permalink)
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    Hand in hand for me.

    I include some form of cardio every day (steady state on weights and high intensity on rest days) my recovery is miles better as well.

    I wont be massive with this routine, but its what i feel comfortable with.
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 12:14:18 (permalink)
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    Yes very much so, it's important for my sport

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 12:20:15 (permalink)
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    Yes other wise its like a Lambo body kit on a Nova

    Everyone has been in shape,but not everyone is IN shape,its about where your going not where you have been.
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 12:25:50 (permalink)
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    I like to keep my fitness levels up even when going for size as being unfit just isnt good really.
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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 12:29:43 (permalink)
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    Yep, currently training for a 10k obstacle course so it's the most important goal at the moment.

    Planning to keep at least 3 fitness sessions in per week after that.

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 12:49:15 (permalink)
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    Yeah- always has really.  Ice-hockey for my fitness now.

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 14:25:04 (permalink)
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    Just as important for me

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 14:43:27 (permalink)
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    I hate being unfit so vary from above average to very good depending on whether trying to lose weight or gain it.

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 15:22:58 (permalink)
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    Couldnt care less really, ive always said that i will take my hand to fitness training at some point but not while im am trying to bodybuild.

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    Re:Do you rate physical fitness as part of your goals? 2009/08/03 16:33:09 (permalink)
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    Physical fitness for what?

    If you are a decent bodybuilder, then you will have a specific level of fitness that a marathon runner does not: they would not be able to complete a heavy workout.

    Likewise, a 300lb powerlifter may not be out of breath quickly going up stairs, but he is very fit for purpose: banging out 700lb squats and deads is a huge physical strain on the human system.

    I think what you meant was cardio vascular fitness.

    I do the very minimum to maintain a healthy heart, but 3/4 heavy workouts a week and 2/3 low intensity cardio sessions is a lot more than most of the public.

    A base level of cardio is important but I think that over-doing cardio is a great way to jeapordize strength/muscle, esp if natural.
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