Curious if anyone else excersizes regularly and what they do.
Sitting alone in my office trading I often feel like a hermit. I try and excersize daily I feel it helps get the
cobwebs out in addition to some level of social activity. I go to the local gym and attend a 1 hour 'body pump'
class. The class usually has 10-25 others in - and you perform repetitive reps with weights to work all the major muscle groups. The music keeps it from being boring although the music generally sucks
I am usually the only man in the class and I'm ok with that. I wear a heart rate monitor and at the end of the class everyone wants to know what the calorie burn rate was for the day. I do this 4 days a week then 3 days a week I will usually take the bike out for a 16 - 40 mile ride.
I could never do this when I had a 'real job' and to me being able to do this is another huge benefit of doing this for a living. Curious if anyone else thinks this as well? If so what do you do?
I like to jog about a half mile to a mile on the tread mill to get my blood flowing and then I might do 20 bicep curls with 25 pound weights and 20 push ups. Sometimes I'll add a different muscle into the mix. The important thing to gather here is that I try to be consistent day in and out. It only takes 10-20 minutes but it keeps me relatively fit. Anytime I start getting more elaborate with the routine it ends up being a phase.
Last edited by Itchymoku; December 17th, 2013 at 04:11 PM.
I've been doing bodybuilding style of workouts for nearly 5 years.
I started doing CrossFit a few months ago to bring up my endurance and conditioning.
I also train on a powerlifting team.
I'll be doing a half marathon in May.
Here's today's workout
5 Rounds for time of:
25 Pull Ups
Back Squat: 30 Reps at a weight of your choice.
Strategy ≥ Money
Last edited by Massive l; December 17th, 2013 at 02:53 PM.
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I wish I lived in Portland. I visited there for a couple weeks. It's completely different there in the pacific northwest than it is over here in the tri-state area. I've always wondered what you guys think of this area in comparison. I couldn't imagine people from Oregon finding the east coast at all enjoyable considering how much more friendly people are in portland.
I'm probably going to move out there next year.
Last edited by Itchymoku; December 17th, 2013 at 04:12 PM.
I did not work out as much as I should have (or get enough sleep) the first 4 years of full-time trading and I am paying for it now. I got sick this past spring and involuntarily lost 45 lbs in 3 months. When I started working out again seriously about 5 months ago, I was far weaker than I have ever been.
Now diet and exercise are a priority over even trading. I am working out with a personal trainer doing crossfit style workouts twice a week and am hoping to add more workouts and start regular crossfit when I get my strength back.
I guess I am lucky to have gotten a wakeup call at a relatively young age (48) where I may be able to change my lifestyle and fix things.
I've been working out for several years now pretty regularly. When I get through trading I go to the gym and do 20 minutes on an elliptical, then work out with weights. I go through my whole body with the weights once a week. Say chest on Monday, back on Tuesday, etc. It normally takes me less than an hour. I'm getting older so I'm not trying to win Mr Olympia or anything, so I don't overdo it. Most of the time lighter weights with more reps. I do it 4-6 days a week just depending on what is going on.
I don't trust the traditional medical establishment much ( long story). Anyway I see a Naturopath ND who focuses on excersize and nutrition. Here ie a recipe that both my wife and I really like and take within an hour of working out.
1 cup blueberries (frozen)
1 cup mixed fruit or strawberries
1 cup almond milk
2 scoops Thorne mediclear +
2 fish oil capsules
for general health.
It tastes awesome after workouts.
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