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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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wlb06

Specializes in Emergency.

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...

I understand them, I am well educated...I have a bachelors degree in exercise science which covered health promotion, disease, and psychology in exstensive detail. Another problem with that is people don't start incorporating "health" into their lives early enough and ends up being something that they cant control anymore once it gets past a certain point. I also think that many people use the "i have no control" term when they are overweight wayyyy too often and as an excuse when they are completely responsible. Everyone IS different, and everyone must do what it takes and to be as healthy as they possibly can. Everyone will look different and vary in levels of health due to genetics, but, their is a lot of things we CAN control about our health.

Another big one is that it is useless to attempt to fix these weight and addiction problems until one deals with the psychological problems associated with such conditions.

I understand them, I am well educated...I have a bachelors degree in exercise science which covered health promotion, disease, and psychology in exstensive detail. Another problem with that is people don't start incorporating "health" into their lives early enough and ends up being something that they cant control anymore once it gets past a certain point. I also think that many people use the "i have no control" term when they are overweight wayyyy too often and as an excuse when they are completely responsible. Everyone IS different, and everyone must do what it takes and to be as healthy as they possibly can. Everyone will look different and vary in levels of health due to genetics, but, their is a lot of things we CAN control about our health.

I am a martial artist who has bodybuilded for 12 years, I totally agree with you. I don't have a B.A. or B.S. but I do have 2 A.A. degree's and have learned so much while in the gym and reading fitness mags over the last 12 years I chould fly through a nutrition or fitness degree. What you say is correct, people love to make escuses because they don't want to put forth the proper time of effort.

What you say is correct, people love to make escuses because they don't want to put forth the proper time of effort.

I would like to point out that NOT EVERYONE is just making excuses.

While some do make excuses there are plenty that AREN'T making excuses. As a nurse this should be common knowledge...

I would like to point out that NOT EVERYONE is just making excuses.

While some do make excuses there are plenty that AREN'T making excuses. As a nurse this should be common knowledge...

Seeing many people over many years, say it is biological, then asking them when and how much they exercise, they always answer they don't or it is very minimal.

I worked in a martial arts studio for over 5 years seeing 1,000's of people make see same escuse. Hands on with people has taught me that the majority are just making escuses.

Seeing many people over many years, say it is biological, then asking them when and how much they exercise, they always answer they don't or it is very minimal.

I worked in a martial arts studio for over 5 years seeing 1,000's of people make see same escuse. Hands on with people has taught me that the majority are just making escuses.

Many people do make excuses. Just not all of them...

Plus, approaching people with that attitude isn't conducive to getting them to change to a healthy lifestyle.

You can't just CHANGE your lifestyle. That's a major life change. It's a slow process. It takes a lot of time.

In any case, who care what others are doing. It's all about what we are doing personally to be healthy.

I've been doing 'standard' weight training for a bit.. and just ordered a kettlebell. I have wanted to progress more towards dynamic full body movements - the 'crossfit' approach..but have also been intrigued by the simplicity of a chunk of iron/steel... I have high hopes for the KB..and I'm sure it will be a beast at first... anyone had some hands on experience with them?

wlb06

Specializes in Emergency.

I've been doing 'standard' weight training for a bit.. and just ordered a kettlebell. I have wanted to progress more towards dynamic full body movements - the 'crossfit' approach..but have also been intrigued by the simplicity of a chunk of iron/steel... I have high hopes for the KB..and I'm sure it will be a beast at first... anyone had some hands on experience with them?

one of the few things i havn't had experience with are kettle balls, but i hear a lot of good things about them. lots of mma fighters are using them now days and you can do A LOT of different moves with them. good luck and good fitness.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

About kettlebells ...

I am a 53 year-old woman who is not a buff athelete, but who has been doing some basic aerobics and a little weight training at home for 2 years. In that time, I have lost (and maintained) a weight loss of 30 pounds -- but as I said, I am not a "serious athelete" by any stretch of the imagination.

I recently bought a 4 pound kettlebell because I saw it on TV and in some magazines -- and I would like to work my core muscles better for general toning and better posture.

Overall, I like it. I can really feel it working my core muscles including both my abs and my back. However -- BE CAREFUL. Correct form is a must and there may be some moves that you should avoid. Swinging a weight (which is what you actually do with a kettlebell) can easily cause injuries. If I am not careful, my lower back hurts after using it -- and there are some movements that hurt my back (disk problem? sciatica?) even if I only do them once very slowly. So there are some moves that I avoid altogether.

I am experimenting slowly with it to find those moves that I can do safely. Those are the ones that work my abs, arms, and legs -- but that don't involve too much strain and/or twisting of my lower back.

Let me know what you think, just cause. I'm curious.

wlb06

Specializes in Emergency.

About kettlebells ...

I am a 53 year-old woman who is not a buff athelete, but who has been doing some basic aerobics and a little weight training at home for 2 years. In that time, I have lost (and maintained) a weight loss of 30 pounds -- but as I said, I am not a "serious athelete" by any stretch of the imagination.

I recently bought a 4 pound kettlebell because I saw it on TV and in some magazines -- and I would like to work my core muscles better for general toning and better posture.

Overall, I like it. I can really feel it working my core muscles including both my abs and my back. However -- BE CAREFUL. Correct form is a must and there may be some moves that you should avoid. Swinging a weight (which is what you actually do with a kettlebell) can easily cause injuries. If I am not careful, my lower back hurts after using it -- and there are some movements that hurt my back (disk problem? sciatica?) even if I only do them once very slowly. So there are some moves that I avoid altogether.

I am experimenting slowly with it to find those moves that I can do safely. Those are the ones that work my abs, arms, and legs -- but that don't involve too much strain and/or twisting of my lower back.

Let me know what you think, just cause. I'm curious.

you are correct, always read and understand how to do an exercise correctly before you do it. they can really help you or really hurt you

I would like to point out that NOT EVERYONE is just making excuses.

While some do make excuses there are plenty that AREN'T making excuses. As a nurse this should be common knowledge...

I've always understood that excess fat is the result of I/O imbalance. I don't believe it is possible to take in 1200 Kcals/day and burn 2000 Kcals/day over a long period, and still gain weight. I understand that food is an addiction for many people, but addiction is treatable. There is no medical condition that MAKES people obese, however some medical conditions make it easier to become obese. Thereby providing an excuse.

Now, to get us back on the subject of weightlifting, today in class the teacher asked me to pick her up to demonstrate body mechanics. I asked her how she wanted me to pick her up and she said "Just pick me up like you picked up your wife on your wedding night as you carried her into the honeymoon suite". So I did, and teacher started to giggle and so did some of the girls in the class. Then teacher looked at me and said "(turtleherder) I was just kidding, you can put me down." Then my face turned really, really red and the whole class was laughing at me and teacher was laughing so hard that she snorted, and one girl fell out of her chair. It was embarrassing but also it was liberating as at the end of class I got several pats on the shoulder and nice smiles. I think I'm going to love working in a female dominated industry.

Terdherder,

Actually there are 'medical' disorders that will lead to obesity. Hypothalmus and thyroid disorders are just two of many......

Just cause,

did you read my post? we seem to agree that some conditions lead to obesity. So why the name calling? When you grow up maybe you will explain to me in scientific terms how a person with a basal metabolism of 1500 cal/day could gain weight on a 1000 cal/day diet. I think that would amount to making something (stored fat) out of nothing. If you can't reply nice, don't reply. This thread is supposed to be about weightlifting, not obesity and I'm sorry it came to this. I didn't mean to offend anybody. Your ( just cause ) irrational reaction to my post tells me that it affected you personally, I a truly sorry, but read it again and then take a few deep breaths before you reply, not with a reply, but with an answer to how someone with a thyroid or other disorder can become obese on a calorie restricted diet and excercise program.

Turtle,

I apologize about butchering your name above.

I pretty much just zoomed in on the bold sentence you wrote...

"There is no medical condition that
MAKES
people obese, however some medical conditions make it
easier
to become obese."

..and I still feel that is false. However, I agree with you on the intake vs output and your general sentiment of 'personal responsibility'.

If either of us could create additional calories from nothing then we would solve world hunger and perhaps cut down on our grocery bills. I hope the recent public education on nutrition and exercise starts yielding some 'diminishing' results as our nation has had a rather startling obesity rate~

Audrey28

Specializes in Wannabe NICU/PED Nurse.

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?

Well I'm not really a powerlifter -but I have really come to love the gym and working out. I went from 168LBS to my current weight of 138LBS in under 2 months. I did Atkins [still on]- and went to the gym 5 days a week. I really miss working out- I had a discount where I worked- and I got let go so now I'm not going there. But will be joining Gold's gym very soon! I can not weight- and I do incorporate weights into my workout- my goal is to get some hot guns- and tight abs- I still have a ways to go and my overall weight goal is b/t 115-120. [i'm a chick- just so you know and only 5'3 1/2]. But I just wanted to say good luck with your goals!

~Audrey:D

wlb06

Specializes in Emergency.

Well I'm not really a powerlifter -but I have really come to love the gym and working out. I went from 168LBS to my current weight of 138LBS in under 2 months. I did Atkins [still on]- and went to the gym 5 days a week. I really miss working out- I had a discount where I worked- and I got let go so now I'm not going there. But will be joining Gold's gym very soon! I can not weight- and I do incorporate weights into my workout- my goal is to get some hot guns- and tight abs- I still have a ways to go and my overall weight goal is b/t 115-120. [i'm a chick- just so you know and only 5'3 1/2]. But I just wanted to say good luck with your goals!

~Audrey:D

I couldnt resist, no pun intended right? :)

Well I'm not really a powerlifter -but I have really come to love the gym and working out. I went from 168LBS to my current weight of 138LBS in under 2 months. I did Atkins [still on]- and went to the gym 5 days a week. I really miss working out- I had a discount where I worked- and I got let go so now I'm not going there. But will be joining Gold's gym very soon! I can not weight- and I do incorporate weights into my workout- my goal is to get some hot guns- and tight abs- I still have a ways to go and my overall weight goal is b/t 115-120. [i'm a chick- just so you know and only 5'3 1/2]. But I just wanted to say good luck with your goals!

~Audrey:D

Just out of curiosity as a nurse - why do you put yourself on the Adkins? I don't see anything positive from the nutritional / physiological stand point except that the shock will probably result in a short term drop of weight....

Audrey28

Specializes in Wannabe NICU/PED Nurse.

I couldnt resist, no pun intended right? :)

LOL I didn't even realize I spelt wait as weight. LMAO- sorry blonde moment... [i am blonde btw].... :yeah:

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