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Good that you've managed to turn your health around a bit after a bad relationship.   What muscle groups do you focus on primarily and do you use machines or free weights?

i've been doing upper body pretty adamently for about a year and a half now, arms back and chest, and crunches when I feel like it, usually all machines sparing the occasional freeweight tricep extension. I actually just very recently started doing leg lifts because for a long time I was simply relying on extensive runs and incline walks for that, but with my knee problems those chickens have already come to roost, so I decided to try to build up a bit around them in hopes that they'll hold up a bit more through the years. I fractured the patella in my left leg when I was 11 and my right has been dislocated and sprained so many times that even it gives me a some trouble sometimes. Man does the first week of legs suck or what? 

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On 7/25/2020 at 9:04 AM, Vampyrique said:

I never go to the gym for exercise. I much prefer the lab.

Way to bump a 5 year old thread Vampers. 

I never go to the gym either. When you look as good as me the whole concept is redundant. 

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6 hours ago, Requiem said:

Way to bump a 5 year old thread Vampers. 

I never go to the gym either. When you look as good as me the whole concept is redundant. 

I figured I'd find out if anyone had been to the gym in five years or if they had all just permanently resigned themselves to the couch. Of course, the only thing resembling sit-ups in this thread being the movement from off the couch thence over to the fridge. 

That's true, didn't you star in Interview With the Vampire? Or was that me? Maybe both of us were in there. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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