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    Not formerly being much of an exerciser, I used to think Pilates was for women.

    3 weeks into it, I've dropped 8 pounds, can chew through steel, and lift automobiles.

    Want to build a good core quick?

    Holy mackerel... Pilates is the way to go.
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    I did pilates with my wife for two weeks then the roof on the gym collapsed. We have since moved but thought that it was a very effective exercise program. Cycling is another that I need to get back into.

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    Were you the reason why the roof collapsed You didn't make that clear lol

    Actually I have been doing Yoga and it is amazing how these workouts really work if you keep at it. Congrats Kevin keep it up.
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    Big snowstorm during the spring dumped 3 foot in 12 hrs of very wet snow. It was too much for that part of the building which was a 50 year old airplane hangar. And no Vinny it was not due to my 250# lard ass bouncing from pilates!

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    I took up Pilates on a regular basis myself just a few weeks ago (have dabbled over the years), it's stunningly effective!

    It's very deceiving as well as you don't ever really "hurt" during the workout.. only when it's over do you feel the pain!

    Awesome way to get in shape...

    I'm in 100% agreement with you!

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    I love Pilates!
    and there is another set of non-impact workout called Callanetics. I tried it a few times, and it is much harder to do it than it actually looks. I didn't do it regularly so not sure how effective is, but many people say its good.

    waiting for spring to start working out again. in my "gym" (an empty spear room) is no heating at all, so it is very very cold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick
    I did pilates with my wife for two weeks then the roof on the gym collapsed. We have since moved but thought that it was a very effective exercise program. Cycling is another that I need to get back into.
    Man, lucky you were not at gym that time

    I didnt make up to my gym too as i do outdoor....
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    craigstephen my outdoor workout is walking my crazy dog )) oh I can't wait for spring and summer... it means 3-4 times a week about 2 hours of walk each time don't really need anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Not formerly being much of an exerciser, I used to think Pilates was for women.

    3 weeks into it, I've dropped 8 pounds, can chew through steel, and lift automobiles.

    Want to build a good core quick?

    Holy mackerel... Pilates is the way to go.

    Picturing you with one leg wrapped around your head, an arm in places that it just shouldn't be and I don't have a clue what is holding the fishing pole....

    No wonder the newbie fishermen in your vids are kicking your ass!


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    I'm not combining it with fishing just yet Jimmy, but this year, I'm going to have the wherewithal to out-paddle him to the good spots...
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    I am a runner, but I really need to do something about my core and the overall stiffness (=age) in general. Is Pilates the answer? I don't know anything about it.

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    Seriously, I've lost about 70 pounds in the last year and a half or so, due to heart surgery ( stent ), pneumonia and being in a coma last Jan / Feb for 16 days...

    Scared the crap out of me and I started eating Veggies like they might be non-existent soon.

    But I need something to strengthen my core..

    Arms are getting a little slim ( I'm gonna be 48 next week ) and my legs are a little weak.

    I bought my grand poopers new bikes for Xmas and have been riding most days, unless it's freezing.

    I have a great universal weight machine in my room that gets used as a hat rack most of the time.

    Where'd you get the vid Kev?

    I'll give it a shot!

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    Geez, you went straight for the grand prize, didn't ya . Glad you made it through it and are doing what is necessary. I do have high Cholesterol and heart disease in the family - so, I started running when I reached 175 lbs and are now running 6 miles a day 5-6 times a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusa
    Geez, you went straight for the grand prize, didn't ya . Glad you made it through it and are doing what is necessary. I do have high Cholesterol and heart disease in the family - so, I started running when I reached 175 lbs and are now running 6 miles a day 5-6 times a week.
    They ripped my lung out from my back and had to do some scraping or something..

    I couldn't run 6 miles to save my family right now...

    Must be a great feeling to finally get home, knowing that you had run 6 miles.

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    At Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pilates-Men-DV...5233239&sr=8-3

    (Not an aff link, obviously)

    I, of course, would have to mention you should consult with your physician, etc. etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    I, of course, would have to mention you should consult with your physician, etc. etc.
    My doc told me while I was lying on a stainless steel table, pumped full of drugs, as he was pushing a tube or something into me for my stent...

    YOUR FAT...

    I knew this was true, 'cause lying there on my back and him at my feet, I COULDN'T SEE HIM -

    LOSE 50 lbs... ( I was at about 250 lbs )

    I'm down to about 175 or so now and feeling great.

    I think I'll order this in a minute....

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    Thanks, Kevin. I might actually give that a try, too.

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    Another good workout is Taebo with Billy Banks. It is more energetic than Pilates but still not so hard like running. Who likes the slow moves, may try out Callanetics to.

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    Don't they take away your man card when you leave your first pilates class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dflsports
    Don't they take away your man card when you leave your first pilates class?
    you don't see it :P
    in pilates classes there are a bunch of good looking womens in tight clothes... why to go to gym, and watch ugly mans makign workout, when you can go to pilates, and see good lookign woman moving in front of you

    oh well :P some of you guys don't get it...

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    I get it. I had rather watch women any day.

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    I see your point, though I'm sure the women are thinking "There's always at least one pervert in class"

    I thought Zumba was all the rage? Every class at our gym is packed, I even saw a few ladies in the hallway following along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dflsports
    Don't they take away your man card when you leave your first pilates class?
    I was waiting for this one

    I would point out that Pilates was invented by Joe Pilates, not Jane Pilates, and it was the staple physical fitness routine for the US Army for like 40 years in the first half of the 20th Century.

    So NYAAAAH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    I was waiting for this one

    I would point out that Pilates was invented by Joe Pilates, not Jane Pilates, and it was the staple physical fitness routine for the US Army for like 40 years in the first half of the 20th Century.

    So NYAAAAH!
    I bet that a lot of the strongest and fittest men used pilates as part of their fitness routine.

    Some of the moves would make even the toughest men struggle.

    I would definately join a class. It is a pity that a lot of pathetic men see the classes as a way to oggle the women. That makes life difficult for those men that actually want to be there to do the pilates.

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