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any of you do any weightlifting/powerlifting/bodybuilding?

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Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ED. Has 4 years experience.

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tronix304

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ED. Has 4 years experience.

im tryin to gain a little weight and i wanna get really cut but bein healthy is good too:). i wanna get superhumanly strong too lol

I'm not into powerlifting or bodybuilding but I do like to look fit and strong. I used to be into bodybuilding in my early 20's, but I didn't like the way I looked. My legs didn't want to grow to match my upper body. I'm actually stronger now than I ever was. I've been a residential electrician for the past 15 yrs.. Older muscles seem to be way more efficient than young muscles.

I'm amazed how many health care professionals are out of shape. If nurses and doctor's don't care enough about their own health enough to go to the gym or run 10 mile twice a week and eat healthy foods, then how much do they really care about other people's health? Am I about to get pounced on?

I'm amazed how many health care professionals are out of shape. If nurses and doctor's don't care enough about their own health enough to go to the gym or run 10 mile twice a week and eat healthy foods, then how much do they really care about other people's health? Am I about to get pounced on?

Because taking care of people is their job and they get paid to do it. Taking care of themselves is not their job and they dont get paid for it.

I think we're on to something. Offering pay bonuses could encourage many more people to get in shape. The costs would be offset by savings in employee health plans and added productivity.

A cheaper solution still would be to install mirrors all throughout the building!:chuckle:chair:

My fire department had a health and wellness program, and bought 5 memberships to a gym. So 5 people could work out at a time for free from the fire department, we also got to work out on duty. We just placed ourselves "oos" during that time and went back into service if there were ambulances/engines in service.

I do believe that staying in shape will prevent a lot of injuries. Too often I hear "my lower back is sore". Most back injuries can be prevented by occasionally working out your lower back and abdominal muscles. Back injuries is also the most common injury, workers comp also loves to fight it (and any other injuries sustained "on-duty"). Also the "health and wellness program" at my work saved $$ in workers comp.

Mirrors would be great so I can walk by and check out the striations in my deltoids while I flex. :roll

I think we're on to something. Offering pay bonuses could encourage many more people to get in shape. The costs would be offset by savings in employee health plans and added productivity.

A cheaper solution still would be to install mirrors all throughout the building!:chuckle:chair:

Pay bonuses to anyone who can bench press their own weight x10!!

Bobylon

Specializes in Coronary Rehab Unit.

Pay bonuses to anyone who can bench press their own weight x10!!
OK :yeah: Where do I sign up ???!!!???

I've been doing some powerlifting the past couple years got all my weight up pretty good. i'm 5'6'' 145lbs got my bench up to 275 deadlift up to 450 and squat up to 315 (my weak point) so i'm pretty happy with it. anyone else do anything?

I'M 6'4 and 300 lbs with 19 inch arms. I can beck 340, squat 400, skull crush 160, curl 120.

I always joke they can fire the lift team when they hire me.

Crossfit SRNA2b

Specializes in Cardiac ICU.

I'M 6'4 and 300 lbs with 19 inch arms. I can beck 340, squat 400, skull crush 160, curl 120.

I always joke they can fire the lift team when they hire me.

6'4" 300, your a big dude. Your numbers are solid, but not great for your size, but what a lot of people don't realize is natural strength is more important (in a fight or lifting random objects) than bench numbers.

I'm like 5'8" 175, and bench around 330-365, power clean 265, and squat about 405, but i'm sure you would win in a pushing match.

But yea, i played football forever so i have always been lifting. I used to be 190, but since i no longer need to eat like a horse for football, i lost some weight to get more defined. Plus 190 is too big for 5'8".

Any1 do crossfit? thats what i've been on for the last yr. its a great program.

6'4" 300, your a big dude. Your numbers are solid, but not great for your size, but what a lot of people don't realize is natural strength is more important (in a fight or lifting random objects) than bench numbers.

I'm like 5'8" 175, and bench around 330-365, power clean 265, and squat about 405, but i'm sure you would win in a pushing match.

But yea, i played football forever so i have always been lifting. I used to be 190, but since i no longer need to eat like a horse for football, i lost some weight to get more defined. Plus 190 is too big for 5'8".

Any1 do crossfit? thats what i've been on for the last yr. its a great program.

I have 24 inch wide shoulders, alot of my weight is my extra large bone structure.

I agree I chould lift more, but I have no time with all the extra bs projects nursing scool gives me.

i do go to the gym after work. i see to it that even after working for 12 hours a day, i still can go to the gym. its fun though. it really is a stree-reliever.

Crossfit SRNA2b

Specializes in Cardiac ICU.

I agree I chould lift more, but I have no time with all the extra bs projects nursing scool gives me.

tell me about it, i just got done spending 10 hours writting up a clinical data base (care plan) for a patient.

ughh, i haven't even been to the gym since last monday. I need to step it up.

Ammonurse

Specializes in Med/surg.

As the old guy in this group, I just maintain what I have. I started lifting in the Air Force 22 yrs ago. I retire next month. I'm in my second week of orientation in Med/Surge. I'll do reps with 300lbs for bench and 800lbs on the leg press followed by dumbbell lunges for legs. I also do 30 min of cardio every other day so I can drink my beer (Samual Adams baby!) without getting a beer gut.

wlb06

Specializes in Emergency.

Hey guys,

I lift a lot and take it pretty seriously. I am a personal trainer and live what I preach. Just started nursing school and am honestly blown away at how many of these LARGE nurses there are. How do you run around on a hospital floor all day if you smoke and your obese??

Back to the lifting...

im 6' 190 lbs and havnt maxed out on anything for years, but im a low body fat and only do cardio 2x week and focus on compound lifts and stretches on my lifting days.

I could talk for a long time on this post about everything but I will say that living a healthy lifestyle and exercising is the way to go!

How do you run around on a hospital floor all day if you smoke and your obese??

Overweight people tend to have WAY stronger leg muscles than 'smaller' folks and obese does NOT mean out of shape. People talk about squatting 300 pounds... Puhlease, try running up the stairs with 350 pounds!

As to smoking. In the Army we would sit around stretching and smokign about 4-5 cigarettes then go run 13-15 miles and smoke some more as we cooled down?

The myth of smoking devastating your breathing is that. By the time smoking really hurts your breathing you are in trouble. Mostly the times you see smokers having trouble breathing is due to them being out of shape as smokers aren't usually exercisers...

I have lost most of my weight and gotten back to close to my original fitness level with the weights but geez if I still don't smoke like a chimney... :smokin:

Hey guys,

I lift a lot and take it pretty seriously. I am a personal trainer and live what I preach. Just started nursing school and am honestly blown away at how many of these LARGE nurses there are. How do you run around on a hospital floor all day if you smoke and your obese??

Back to the lifting...

im 6' 190 lbs and havnt maxed out on anything for years, but im a low body fat and only do cardio 2x week and focus on compound lifts and stretches on my lifting days.

I could talk for a long time on this post about everything but I will say that living a healthy lifestyle and exercising is the way to go!

Unfortunatly many nurses do not value their health.

wlb06

Specializes in Emergency.

Overweight people tend to have WAY stronger leg muscles than 'smaller' folks and obese does NOT mean out of shape. People talk about squatting 300 pounds... Puhlease, try running up the stairs with 350 pounds!

As to smoking. In the Army we would sit around stretching and smokign about 4-5 cigarettes then go run 13-15 miles and smoke some more as we cooled down?

The myth of smoking devastating your breathing is that. By the time smoking really hurts your breathing you are in trouble. Mostly the times you see smokers having trouble breathing is due to them being out of shape as smokers aren't usually exercisers...

I have lost most of my weight and gotten back to close to my original fitness level with the weights but geez if I still don't smoke like a chimney... :smokin:

No disrespect but...

I not only plan to be a great nurse but, I also plan on being a great role model to the up and coming generation of male nurses. I hope to be a smart up-to-tune-on-healthy guy who is in a great career and hopefully I will contribute to killing this stupid "strange male nurse" complex. To be honest with you, I find anyone but especially a nurse strange for not taking care of themselves and living a healthy life.

I use to smoke 5 - 10 years ago and since then i have made a full 360 in lifestyle and look back and I am disgusted with myself. I never worked out and didn't care about myself or my body, I look at that as an immature stage of my life. So anyone who is past adolescence and lives like that I consider them strange.

No disrespect but...

I not only plan to be a great nurse but, I also plan on being a great role model to the up and coming generation of male nurses. I hope to be a smart up-to-tune-on-healthy guy who is in a great career and hopefully I will contribute to killing this stupid "strange male nurse" complex. To be honest with you, I find anyone but especially a nurse strange for not taking care of themselves and living a healthy life.

I use to smoke 5 - 10 years ago and since then i have made a full 360 in lifestyle and look back and I am disgusted with myself. I never worked out and didn't care about myself or my body, I look at that as an immature stage of my life. So anyone who is past adolescence and lives like that I consider them strange.

Well since you are becoming a nurse (I am assuming you are new to nursing) you will want to start learning WHY people are overweight and that it isn't a choice for everyone. There are more factors involved than you may be aware of.

Also, addiction is not so easy to shrug off for everyone. There are reasons for addiction and not everyone gets past them.

When you understand those you won't be so shocked, and you'll be a better nurse. ;)

No disrespect intended of course...

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