I'm into powerlifting, biking, hiking, climbing and white water rafting at some point in time I'd like to get into local strongman events.
Originally Posted by Vhan juju
Since graduating from university I put on about 2 stone. I used to cycle and walk everywhere since having to travel and get stuff printed etc.
Now that I have moved back home, my intake of cake has increased and my exercise has decreased. I think the only thing keeping me from putting on more weight is the fact that I'm a fidget. My legs are constantly wriggling and bouncing around so I'm probably achieving some sort of equilibrium.
*Edit* I forgot to mention that I used to go to a Capoeira class. It was soooooo fun, especially when you managed to learn a new acrobatic skill! It certainly beats the typical chore of going to the gym. It's just a pity that the closest class is too far to go to, I miss it
A while ago I noticed that Keith Thompson draws standing up. I think I'm going to give that a try.
Last edited by Mr Man; June 4th, 2011 at 05:48 PM.
I have to workout to stay in shape when in the service. Since they're always giving to claim we're over man and looking to get rid of people.
I do all types of workouts from:
Combative Art Training (Hand to Hand)
Weights & Kettle ball
My Favorite: 90lb Rucksack running or swimming.
man! Everyone here is so fit. I can run a bit more than half a mile before I drop dead and die. sad but true
This last year of uni I put on a full stone, due to constantly being at my desk, living a 5 minute walk from uni, chugging energy drinks and soda and my friends all doing the same. We went out for fun about 6 times total?
I'm moving back home in a few weeks, I live in a rural area, so the first thing I'm doing is getting a mountain bike and taking it off some sweet jumps. I might help out at the stables too, get a bit of horse riding in, thats great exercise. Hrm, I'd probably have to do weights or something to balance out the super muscles I'd get on my legs, hahaha.
Well part of the reason I made this thread was to help inspire people currently working out to keep it up, give them new things they might be able to try, and to hopefully inspire people who are currently not working out to take up the challenge. .
When i am able to I really enjoy rock climbing and hiking. Sadly I don't get to do either very often but I want to start doing them more often. I need more friends that go outside XD.
Ever heard people say that vegans eat nothing but salad and don't have to do anything to stay stick-thin? Yeah. It's not true. I'm living proof.
I love cooking and snacking way too much, thankfully I'm 6ft tall so at least it evens out and I don't look chubby. Still, I dance and do yoga as well as walk places a lot. And within the next year I'll have a job that requires a lot of outdoor and manual work, I'm hoping that it'll help me lose some weight as well. Oh, and hooping. I do lots of hooping, which is really great fun and more of a workout than it looks.
Yeah, I'm not athletic, but I eat more healthy than anyone I know personally and I enjoy sports, provided they're the right kind. I'm pretty content.
Check these out too:
Rotor - GoGoJoJo
"Limited drawing skills are OK if they are offset by a fearless commitment to putting images on paper."
"I mean, What is a chair? It's an anti-gravity device." Glen Keane
"The difficult part is continuously realizing when you've stopped enjoying the process, and re-aligning yourself. It's kind of like meditation/being an art ninja..." ceddo
"It felt good to have a purpose, a dream, and to follow it. I never told them I didn't know the way."
The long, hard road out of suck AKA My Sketchbook
Also, http://www.liamrosen.com/fitness.html is a good guide.
Last edited by B u r l; June 7th, 2011 at 06:28 AM.
Because of where I live and where the places that I need to get to on an almost daily basis are I walk around 2-5 miles a day. Then there are several chores around my parents place I'm required to do that contribute to exercise like logging firewood, mowing the lawn (we have an old-fashioned lawnmower that needs some heavy pushing), carrying water in big cans for all the 349237 plants in the yard etc. And since it's summer I also get outside more for various semi sportsy activities. During wintertime shoveling snow is the bane of my existence. I'm also programmed to eat relatively healthy since birth. All in all I think I'm in OK shape and as a girl I've never really aspired for the muscle look.
I'm trying to eat more plant-based proteins. I feel like I should exercise more though. Sadly, the air quality here is kind of horrible, combined with the heat. Maybe it'll get a little bit better once I move away from the city. My parents are planning to move into a home, something they've always wanted to do.
Quitting coffee is next to impossible no matter what I try but one of these days I really want to do it. I think it's having a negative effect on my health. I'm tired of craving it, spiking up, and then crashing and burning to the ground. It gets worse during the winter where I crave the taste and need something warm to drink.
I run 5km (3 miles) almost everyday. I used to run 5k daily but summers (100 degrees + and high humidity) are... challenging.
I work out at least 5 times a week. I do not go to gym, though I have tried it. I find it so much better money-wise to work out at home. I just bought 2 sets of dumbbell-sets (for extra weight) for strength, a rubber-band for those spots that need extra care, the weak support-muscles, and a pullupbar (very cheap and extremely worth it!). That is all you need really, that and perhaps a few walks/jogs outside for the extra fresh air.
Now, the challenging thing about working out at home is motivation. But I have figured out for myself that if I stick at if for a week, you get addicted. If you work out properly and hard, you do not really need more than 20min. But I have noticed it is important to make a routine that works. A private instructor can help here, or do it yourself like me, but then you have to do a lot of research and spend a lot of time trying things out to see what works for you.
Well thats my two quick cents. Stay motivated people! Check out youtube videos, Scooby`s is especially good for those who want to learn smart tricks for home training.
There are some very fit artists on this forum posting above.
My life is simple: Art and Boxing.
These are the two great passions of my life at this moment.
I don't really have much of a life outside of those two areas.
I have no social life; I have no girlfriend; I have no social skills, ergo I don't get invited out and I have plenty of time that would have been otherwise spent enjoying my fleeting youth, as most normal twenty-somethings do.
Unlike many who work out, I care not a whit about my health nor looking pretty for the girls.
Indeed, I'm doing my best to avoid bulking up, as I'd rather not go into a higher weight class.
I work out because I have a competitive streak, and I enjoy boxing well; I like winning and I hate losing. Boxing is a large part of my identity and my ego; I cannot stop working out without regret.
Boxing when out of shape sucks.
I cannot stop working out.
Lately, boxing has been taking much of my time. I run 5 miles at a time, 3-5 times a week. I've been working in more sprinting, as it hurts more and feels a little more like what I experience in the ring.
I normally run in combat boots (Corcoran boots, the World War II ones if you were curious), as it makes the running a little harder, and I haven't had any issues.
I am of the opinion that if it hurts, as long as it doesn't kill you, can only make you stronger.
Still, don't over train, as the main training should take place in the boxing gym; all else is supplemental and peripheral.
I train in boxing 3-5 times a week, around 2-5 hours a time, depending on the day, my mood, and whatever happens to be happening in my life outside the gym (ie schoolwork, papers, illness, etc).
The boxing workout is different everyday. Most of the times it's shadowboxing and punching the heavy bag, in order the work on technique.
On good days I get some sparring in with another athlete intent on causing me head trauma.
Often, I go into the ring practicing defense; I am not allowed to throw any punches as the other fellow gets to punch me as many times as s/he can; I have learned a good deal of defense from this and am not an easy man to punch.
Traditionally, everything in the boxing gym goes to the rhythm of the round timer: 3 minutes of work with 1 minute of rest.
I am naturally very slim, with high metabolism, so I don't have those issues with weight that you see in crappy boxing films. I generally eat whatever, though normally I have healthy meals and don't make trips to McDonalds a habit.
I've been trying to do more core work. It is odd, but the skull makes a good helmet for the brain, but it really hurts to get punched in the stomach.
Aside from the obvious core workouts, to harden the stomach we take turns throwing a medicine ball at each other's stomachs. It kind of hurts, but after you're done you almost feel accomplished.
That's my workout in a nutshell. Not really certain that was very relevant to concept art, or anything really, but I do hope that answered your question.
Unless you were planning on competing in boxing, I would not recommend my workout, as it would be overkill and take too much time away from your art.
Last edited by Aaron Fung; June 17th, 2011 at 05:07 AM. Reason: proofreading and typos
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For the last few months I have been doing weights, eating more healthily (I'm trying to lose wieght) and it has worked for the most part, I have lost [dunno the number or unit] but it all came to a standstill during my exams, getting back into it now though.
The kind of weights I have been doing are chest and arm ones (are there others?) but i need to do sit ups for what someone called the core muscles, but I find them hard to do properly because of the floor space (or lack of it).
I finally got off my butt and joined the local gym. I'm going to start with my old workout routine and then try some new stuff. I kinda wish it weren't so expensive though. @_@
I try to walk /at least/ half an hour every day. I try to aim for a full hour though. I also do 2 minutes of stretches two or three times a day to take some of the tension out of my back, neck and shoulders. I should do more.
As for diet more veggies and fruit like everyone suggested also water. Water is super important. I read somewhere that sometimes when you think you are hungry and want a nibble it's actually because your body wants water so drink a glass of water before you snack and see if that helps. Also I cut out pop and juices from my diet (though will have them for an occasional snack and even then I usually have to water down the juice as it is just too sweet) and with the exception of a cup of coffee in the morning I drink nothing but water and herbal teas with just a bit of honey or agave nectar (they are better for you than cane sugar).
"This is a paint and pixel-splattered furnace that forges the swords of artistic mastery. This is a place where swarthy and belligerent dwarves drink turpentine mead, berate their apprentices and slap the trade into their skulls. It's where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares." --Jason Rainville
martial arts... various... stretching.... sword fighting... walking and having an 8 year old...
im not healthy, i smoke... replace meals with coffee... but i like most healthy fresh food so...
i spent years lifting weights, training body builders, but its been awhile.
just gotta work on stamina mostly...
If I ever have a cup of coffee or something now, though, it's INTENSE. I get so hyped up that I can't sit still. It also really bothers my stomach now, which it didn't really before.
And would it actually be worth it to stand all the time while drawing? I find that I often lean forward while drawing on the computer and it kills my back (which I already have a long history of problems with.) Standing could help that, I suppose, as well as eliminate the sitting health risks. I always stand during figure drawing and I love how you can almost draw with your whole body!
Last edited by OldJake666; June 18th, 2011 at 01:13 PM.
i do NOTHING
i am naturally fit and healthy
what i am worried about are my joints and my veins but i heard theres nothing i can do for veins except eat cholestrol-free food
maybe its just that i have pasty pale skin hahaha
It's hard to stay fit. When you go to the uni and focus on your hobby there is almost no time for exercise.
I have no car, public transport sucks, that pretty much takes care of it.
It's a ten minute walk to a place that will sell me anything beyond milk and bread, thirty minutes if I want that chorizo or Couscous that I really like.
Hard to get fat in that scenario.