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Old 02-19-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Not what I would do, but..Mucho respect
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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While I LOVE outdoor exercise, taking it to this level would take all the enjoyment out of it. Talk about boring. Ugh. This would take up half your day, every day. I ran my first marathon last year, and just training for that consumed a great deal of my free time.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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That's overtraining any way you slice it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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That's overtraining any way you slice it.
It's only overtraining if your body can't handle it. That's like saying Dean Karnazes overtrains for his ultramarathons but he's very healthy and in great shape.

And why is this ocd or obsession? This guy pushes himself everyday in the military and in his personal life. Nothing wrong with seeing how far you can go.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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"But, a newly published report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that the damage endurance athletes do to their hearts actually adds up over time. Repeated extreme exercise or long-distance racing can cause a buildup of scar tissue on the heart, which can lead to the development of patchy myocardial fibrosis in up to 12% of marathon runners. The effects of “chronic exercise” can also include premature aging of the heart, stiffening of the heart muscles, and an increase in arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation."

How Much Running Is Bad For Your Heart?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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As mentioned, I wouldn't do a routine like this..then again, I see why he earned the Trident.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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It's only overtraining if your body can't handle it. That's like saying Dean Karnazes overtrains for his ultramarathons but he's very healthy and in great shape.

And why is this ocd or obsession? This guy pushes himself everyday in the military and in his personal life. Nothing wrong with seeing how far you can go.
I cannot agree more.
I don't understand the whole OCD twist people mentioned here.
He's in shape and can handle it.
Me...I'm jealous as hell.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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My thought exactly. Kudos to him, I guess, but that doesn't sound like a very interesting life.
Traveling and seeing things that 99% of the people in the world won't... sounds interesting to me.

And for everyone else... everyone has an obsession. Whether it's American Idol, cigarettes, or fitness. Olympic athletes train 8+ hours per day. Soldiers train 12-16+ hours a day sometimes.

Just because it's something different doesn't mean it's "obsession".

Like schmedes says, over training is if the body cannot handle it. Obviously the guy didn't start out doing this from day 1. For most of us it would not only be over training, but not physically possible.

The people that scream overtraining, obsession, ocd.. to me, don't know what sacrifice, hard work, passion or dedication is (what is wrong with modern society).

There is absolutely nothing wrong with testing the limits of the human condition... whether it is physical, mental, intellectual or as a group (society). To stand by idly and accept mediocrity is foolish. It's "obsessive" types like this, that further our capacity as humans and progress our race. What if those "obsessive" types didn't try so hard to find technological advances that all of you enjoy today? There is a perceived ceiling on everything, if we as humans accept that... then how would we progress? Peacekeepers in third world countries are obsessive. Scientists are obsessive. Doctors are obsessive. Firefighters are obsessive. Who the hell would run into a burning building? Without these "obsessive people", most all of you would fall by the wayside.

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5:23, I'm never happy or content with the things I do
Sounds a lot like researchers and scientists. Good thing Galileo Galilei was 'obsessive', otherwise we might still think the Earth is the center of the universe.


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Old 02-21-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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As a caveat to what I just typed above, here is a quick post written by Paul Carter of Lift-Run-Bang...

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I'm really having trouble grasping how it is, that Planet Fitness can air the commercials they do, write the things they do, and have a "lunk alarm" to throw people out, in case they actually put forth some effort in the gym.

I don't care about the legal implications, however morally I find it strange that we as a society claim to "live and let live" and then sit by idly and let an actual gym franchise stereotype and trample an entire group of people beneath their feet.

Can you imagine if a franchise did this to gays, or African Americans, or any minority? Yes, I understand very clearly there is a difference in being black and making the choice to be a "meathead."

However why must a business cast out and demean and entire demographic, in this case powerlifters, bodybuilders, strength athletes, in order to appeal to another one? In this case, insecure men and women who are intimidated by those of us that go into the gym to strain, work hard, and get better.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Because its just not good for your body. This has nothing to do with health and everything to do with obsession. The body can only take so much wear and tear.
Unique Aspects of Competitive Weightlifting [Paper] - All Things Gym

In the case of this article (and many others) ELITE international weightlifters have a higher bone density and soft tissue density through all ages, compared to the average adult, up until 65. >65 means those elite level weightlifters have stopped lifting weights and have the same bone density and soft tissue as those same average adults. Elite international level weightlifters train 2-3x per day, 4-8 hours per day total.

I'm not too sure about endurance athletes, but I just wanted to add this in about strength training.
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