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So, I blew my ankle out a few months ago in a basketball game and it still hurts if I run on it too much, and this, in combination with a knee I screwed up many years ago, is hurting my typically awesome physical fitness. I need to cut down on the running and supplement it with something that won't require orthopedic surgery and/or developing an addiction to pain meds.

Has anyone tried yoga? It doesn't look like it would work, but you always hear about how great it is for your mind and body, blah blah blah. If it's good for the mind, that would be cool too because I often fantasize about brutally killing people.

Any advice would be appreciated!

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So, I blew my ankle out a few months ago in a basketball game and it still hurts if I run on it too much, and this, in combination with a knee I screwed up many years ago, is hurting my typically awesome physical fitness. I need to cut down on the running and supplement it with something that won't require orthopedic surgery and/or developing an addiction to pain meds.

Has anyone tried yoga? It doesn't look like it would work, but you always hear about how great it is for your mind and body, blah blah blah. If it's good for the mind, that would be cool too because I often fantasize about brutally killing people.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Funny you should mention this. Had a conversation with a good friend the other day. I know a few "yogies" - people who partake in a lot of yoga. And, we came to the conclusion that neither one of us has ever seen a fat yogi. I mean, people who do yoga all the time are fit as fiddles and look really, really good. There must be something to it. I tried it a few times...just isn't my cup of tea. Especially the cool down. Something about good thoughts, and rainbows and puppies and such nonsense. C'mon now. I just can't do that. I found a great compromise. Pilates.

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I started a thread ages ago about Tai Chi, and I lived to regret it. I just wanted opinions, but I didn't get anything useful from the query. I guess it all depends if you like being in a room with other people when it comes down to it. I don't.

I stick to the woods, swing from vines, and do dangerous things. My sense of balance is horrible, which makes it more personally prolific. Works for me.

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Most certainly. Making a long story short; increases muscular strength, muscular endurance, insanely increases flexibility and VO2 Max. My buddy here in grad school is big into it and so I did it for about a month before my schedule got too crazy and it is without a doubt the best/hardest core workout you'll ever go through.

Skip the pansy ass breathing crap, as I have not the patience for that nor the need to destress by it...there's internet porn for that.

Provided you eat right, i would say within a month, not only will you see a big change in flexibility, but you'll see some inches drop off and your core more shredded.

The biggest thing is, do you have an hour a day to spare just doing these stretches?? People think it's just stretching, but it's basically just a full body/core workout.

I plan on picking it back up once classes get out. Hope that helps.

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I started a thread ages ago about Tai Chi, and I lived to regret it. I just wanted opinions, but I didn't get anything useful from the query. I guess it all depends if you like being in a room with other people when it comes down to it. I don't.

I stick to the woods, swing from vines, and do dangerous things. My sense of balance is horrible, which makes it more personally prolific. Works for me.

Just grab a DVD and go at it.. I say screw the classes; much less expensive, you can wear or not wear whatever and ya don't have to deal with that breathing nonsense, if you just wanna do it for the workout/physical benefits.

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Depends.

My office decided to have a yoga instructor come and do classes on site for about 6 months. I figured what the hell... here is how yoga "worked" for me... granted I was 240lbs and very out of shape at the time.

1. I got to see all of my young and milfy co-workers in yoga pants and sports bra's... hard nipples, camel toes and cleavage from in front and behind... if you were having trouble wondering what a co-worker looked like when she bends over and touches her toes without bending her knees... this will fix that.

2. Being the fat guy that everyone likes, I got extra attention. Especially at the end of class when teh instructor gave us massages and special "touching" in the dark for cool down.

3. You will inevitably hear people fart, that you didn't want to hear fart.

4. I can't think of any other scenario in which you can get women to check out your package, without getting into some sort of how water.

5. I got a little more flexible, but also aggravated a neck problem. You have to bow out of certain things if you think a pose will cause more harm than good.

6. The breathing exercises are good, if nothing else, and they helped mellow me out.

7. Yoga, if you commit to it, is without question an amazing workout. My arms, shoulders and chest tightened up quickly... as did my ass and thighs. I carried my weight in my gut at the time, and the yoga didn't do much to help that. Diet.

That's all I've got. I can say, there is something to be said for the mellowing out and full body workout. It did have an impact in the bedroom too... but that could have had something to do with imagining a room full of co-workers with their ankles behind their heads.

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Damn you people. I have to wait until Verde logs in tomorrow until I get a LOL for saying Tom has no soul.

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Tom (and you should phone home to nyjetschat): One of my best friends in the world did craniosacral therapy. She knew I would laugh in her face, but if you think it's gonna work, it works. And that's the point.'

Anyway, we were 18 at the time, and we'll be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her double lung transplant in April. As our mutual friend Steve said, she's his Hero. The most amazing thing you could possibly say about anyone.

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I take Yoga now in college and I'm half asleep pretty much the entire time. You're gonna fart your ass off, too.

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Tom,

I am not an expert on this, I never even thought about doing yoga. But from what I have read yoga is very good for the soul.

In other words it would have no impact on you.

:-P

Phil has commented now TWICE in a thread concerning physical fitness. Quick, someone start a thread on the intricacies of establishing nuclear fission and see how many times he offers his opinion in THAT one, too. Over/Under is 9.

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Funny you should mention this. Had a conversation with a good friend the other day. I know a few "yogies" - people who partake in a lot of yoga. And, we came to the conclusion that neither one of us has ever seen a fat yogi. I mean, people who do yoga all the time are fit as fiddles and look really, really good. There must be something to it. I tried it a few times...just isn't my cup of tea. Especially the cool down. Something about good thoughts, and rainbows and puppies and such nonsense. C'mon now. I just can't do that. I found a great compromise. Pilates.

Thanks, Garb! I want to try Pilates as well. I hear both are challenging and I HAVE to do something. God, if I lose these ripped-up abs...

And thanks to all you's for the tips. I'm sold. I will definitely buy the video, though. I don't like doing weird **** in front of people unless I'm paid for it. Or drunk.

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Phil has commented now TWICE in a thread concerning physical fitness. Quick, someone start a thread on the intricacies of establishing nuclear fission and see how many times he offers his opinion in THAT one, too. Over/Under is 9.

3rd time.

Still doesn't change the fact that you have no soul. :winking0001:

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I've been interested for a while, but never did anything about it. Posting on this site is about my limit for interpersonal relating. What DVD do people recommend?

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I'm in the midst of P90x and one of the workouts is Yoga. I thought it was gonna be easy. HA. My body doesn't allow me to do half the workout. It's ALOT harder then it looks.

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So, I blew my ankle out a few months ago in a basketball game and it still hurts if I run on it too much, and this, in combination with a knee I screwed up many years ago, is hurting my typically awesome physical fitness. I need to cut down on the running and supplement it with something that won't require orthopedic surgery and/or developing an addiction to pain meds.

Has anyone tried yoga? It doesn't look like it would work, but you always hear about how great it is for your mind and body, blah blah blah. If it's good for the mind, that would be cool too because I often fantasize about brutally killing people.

Any advice would be appreciated!

I'm tempted to call you a wuss but I won't. :)

If I'm being serious.. one of my good friends is a yoga instructor and she swears by Bikram yoga.. http://yoga.about.com/od/bikramyogahotyoga/a/bikram.htm. She's in great shape and yoga is the only exercise she does.

Damn you people. I have to wait until Verde logs in tomorrow until I get a LOL for saying Tom has no soul.

I want more work from you so I'll even give you one of these.. :rl:

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I've heard great things about yoga but personally have never and will never do it.

Simply because I don't have the time. I already workout 4 days a week lifting weights and 2 days cardio. Adding in another workout just seems like over kill to me.

If you're looking just to do something that won't hurt your ankle/knee and will keep you physically active then yoga should be a good alternative. I know lots of guys who prefer to do the yoga over doing cardio.

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you necro the weirdest sh*t joes willy

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3 hours ago, CTM said:

you necro the weirdest sh*t joes willy

Notice the pic @Verde  posted.....................

Sick em killer. 

Just in case @T0mShane  crosses paths with a goat tonight. 

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On 12/24/2019 at 11:09 AM, CTM said:

you necro the weirdest sh*t joes willy

 

And he didn't even have the decency to ask @T0mShane about how its been going.  What a jerk.

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11 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 

And he didn't even have the decency to ask @T0mShane about how its been going.  What a jerk.

No name calling its against the rules. 

Did @T0mShane say he went to yoga classes? No he was asking about yoga. 

Reading comprehension always been an issue for you. 

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