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Discussion: home gym

in: khall; khall > 2020-03-23

Mar 24, 2020 1:19 PM # 
I've never had any great desire to have a lot of cardio equipment at home (and not that we'd have the space for it now) but it would be really nice to have given the current circumstances!

I suspect some people will come out the other end of this pretty fit, and others of us less so.
Mar 24, 2020 5:53 PM # 
I watched Brittany runs a marathon, and enjoyed it.

I've also seen a statement that some people will emerge from this business as excellent cooks, and others as alcoholics. I suspect the amount of fitness you emerge with has a lot to do with how much of your job you're required to keep doing - if suddenly you're made to work full time from home sharing space with a partner and taking care of a kid or three, no way will you have time for exercise. If you no longer have a job to do, or have less of it to do, why not spend that time exercising?
Mar 25, 2020 2:30 AM # 
I am exercising. But so much of my 'normal' job involves being on my feet and moving around ... now my days are a lot of sitting, staring at a screen, with a bout of exercise. I'm not sure that I'll come out of it more fit, unfortunately. Did rig up a standing desk on my counter today (laptop on top of saucepan, on top of two tissue boxes standing on end) - got it to my eye level :-)

My newspaper article reading found the prediction that there would be a lot of babies in 9 months time, and a lot of divorces. I'm not planning on either of those ;-) I'd rather emerge with better abs, and maybe a really good front garden. The cooking thing is hampered by trying not to go to the store very often.
Mar 25, 2020 12:15 PM # 
I think the fitness level will be highly dependent on the number and age of children people are stuck in the house with. It’s exhausting for us, with one preschooler, but then I think about my friend whose husband is sick and quarantined in their bedroom (she’s sleeping on the couch next to the new puppy) and she’s left to school/feed/keep alive all three of the kids. She’s going to need a long vacation after this and I’m pretty sure the only exercise she’s getting is chasing the kids (and puppy).
Mar 27, 2020 1:08 AM # 
Yeah, not really managing to get in any exercise as still supposed to be working full time. Exhausted by the afternoon. It's not easy.
Mar 27, 2020 8:25 AM # 
My days are now - get up, start work at 7am..... stop work about 16.30, go for an hour's run on the moors, get home, drink beer, eat food, go to bed.

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