I think a lot of people's ideas of "fitness", "nutrition", and "health" have more to do with ritual purity than science. eg, adipose tissue makes you ritually impure. A slice of pie is "bad for you". Running 45 minutes is "good for you" and can make up for other transgressions. What's the other way? Well, you have certain goals or ends, and the things you do are evaluated in terms of those ends using the best available science and wisdom. And I would just like to point out that you really don't ever need to run for 45 minutes unless your goals include specific goals tied to distance running performance or it's the only program you'll conform to.
It's no wonder they wouldn't conform to a running program: running is boring. Sprinting is all right, and, well, everybody should be able to run a 10K at a decent clip and the only way to know you can is to actually do it sometime, preferably somewhere with nice scenery so you don't get bored.
I have some Ricola left over from ages ago at my desk. This stuff is a life saver.
I think I left my toothbrush in Texas.
My goal is to be a strong guy. Once I'm a strong guy, I'll lose some of the fat I gained to become a strong guy. And then work on getting stronger. Today's challenge from 70sbig.com is to compete sometime next year. I doubt, at my height, I could fit into the 105kg class at weightlifting and do the best I can, especially as a casual lifter not incredibly intent on minimizing bodyfat, so I'd be a superheavyweight. In powerlifing, I might fit in at 110kg, but I'd have to see how it goes. At my height, competitive people are at least 125, or 140, or superheavyweight. I'm not interested in being competitive because it's simply not possible. A 500# squat is a reasonable long-term goal that I probably will not hit, 600 is not reasonable, 700 is beyond impossible - so I'm not going to be "competitive". But, I said it here, and I expect you all to hold me to it: I will enter at least one meet next year in either weightlifting or powerlifting.
I'm going to go out and get a toothbrush and something to eat now.
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