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    This week on The Surgery Gemma and Dr Radha are talking about sport and fitness.

    Do you exercise regularly? If so, do you do it to keep fit or to look good? Is it possible to become too focused on fitness? Or do you lack confidence to go to the gym or on a run so avoid it all together?

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    I try to exercise at a minimum 3 times a week doing a mixture of resistance and cardio. However I'm currently struggling to keep up because it's the run up to finals now so the workload i have is intense. I like to exercise mostly as a stress/tension release which never fails to work but i do think it is easy to focus on fitness too much because I know if i do less than 3X a week i feel bad about not doing it or i get insanely grumpy. I don't enjoy going to a gym as such because i feel awfully judged by regulars not because I am unhappy with my body but because they know what they're doing and I don't really and I have a lot of work to do yet with weights etc. I enjoy running outdoors the most because you can go so many different places its so refreshing
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    Yes, I exercise almost everyday by running or cycling and sometimes other sports. I do it because I feel healthier and find it relaxing. I also like being in good health. I suppose someone could become too focused on exercise but like with anything else one just has to be vigilant not to become overly dependant on it (like with chocolate really).
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    (Original post by BBC Radio 1)
    This week on The Surgery Gemma and Dr Radha are talking about sport and fitness.

    Do you exercise regularly? If so, do you do it to keep fit or to look good? Is it possible to become too focused on fitness? Or do you lack confidence to go to the gym or on a run so avoid it all together?

    Tell us what you think on here! Remember, you can post anonymously on this forum!
    I lift 6 times a week. Occasionally it is 7 times a wek and other times it's only 5 but averages out to 6 recently.

    I do it to be able to lift heavy things, primarily "keep fit" but i now compete in powerlifting where the sport is to lift heavy things so i lift heavy things to lift heavy things.

    Too focused on fitness? Would rather be too focused on fitness rather than too focused on sitting on the couch watching tv...

    Everyone with no confidence needs to realie that firstly, everyone starts the same way, when i first went into the gym i was barely able to use the empty bar on overhead press and bench press and now bench 140kg. Secondly, they need to realise that noone in the gym actually cares what you're doing. You may think they're staring or caring but they're not. I train 6 times a week and other than the guys i know and talk to i don't know what anyone else was doing at any point.
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    I hardly ever exercise. just can't seem to find something I can stick to.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    And how often do you exercise boxing a week? nice to see that a girl loves to box.
    Only once a week
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    On a weekly basis i would go to the gym 3 - 4 times a week focusing on different muscle groups. I usually go during the afternoon to ensure i have eaten before for energy usage. Depending on the muscle group i would do HiiT running, which in this case would be for large muscle groups such as back and chest, other muscles such as arms, core, legs and shoulders i would avoid doing cardio. During the weekend i would only do a long run for a day between 3 - 4 miles jogging/running, but also during that day i would do ab exercises before. Keep in mind rest days are important.

    At this point i think im addicted to fitness, which also takes up energy on you, thus the reason why food/nutrition and rest are important factors. However, i wouldn't call this an addiction but more of a natural lifestyle.

    What lead to this lifestyle is mainly for aesthetics, i mean.. come on 90% of the people that go gym do it to either lose weight, or gain muscle which both lead to a great looking body. On the other hand, because of trying to make your body look good, you also gain and develop your strength along the way, both a plus!

    So i suggest you go do some exercise as it greatly benefits you, and keep consistent and set goals along the way to keep you motivated.

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    Only once a week
    Same here, plus one up to two time Taekwondo and last but not least one time fitness in a gym.
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    I walk to and from the train station almost every day.
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    20 minutes rowing machine every day, and sailing less frequently
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    When I can/could afford it, Muay Thai 2x per week and Pole 3-4 times a week. Pole was expensive though with yoga tossed in. The occasional ballet class.

    Now, 1/2 hour yoga 7 days per week focusing on strength and flexibilty with a few minutes later in the day for push ups and wall sits.

    A big problem for me is that I am thin and I hate to lose weight, so sometimes too much Muay Thai can lead to weight loss. I like the treadmill type thing at the gym, but again, I'm very conscious of my weight.

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    I used to dance something like 8 classes a week, so I'm used to a certain type of physicality. When I fail to move, I lose the flexibility and strength and I hate that. I hate the fight back to good form.

    Now I exercise primarily for a) character formation/discipline/spiritual development , b) strength building through bodyweight exercises c) emotional regulation, and d) to get back in shape before uni starts, so that I can take part in pole and Muay Thai agin.
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    I do an hour class of body combat four times a week- cardio
    and I go to the gym for an hour twice a week- strength training

    so 6 days a week in total

    also looking to start MMA at some point
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    I do at least a 1.5 mile run once a week however I lift weights twice a week - legs mon, upper body fri.
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    I go kickboxing twice a week.
    In the autumn my housemates and I would go running two or three times a week, but we havent recently, im hoping we'll start up again as the weather gets warmer.
    I have to do sit up, squats press ups and the like every day or when I comes to kickboxing I wount be able to keep up!
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    (Original post by BBC Radio 1)
    This week on The Surgery Gemma and Dr Radha are talking about sport and fitness.

    Do you exercise regularly? If so, do you do it to keep fit or to look good? Is it possible to become too focused on fitness? Or do you lack confidence to go to the gym or on a run so avoid it all together?

    Tell us what you think on here! Remember, you can post anonymously on this forum!
    I'm not sure if it counts as exercise but I work at a restaurant where I spend 7+ hours running and walking around clearing up after people, sweeping, mopping and scrubbing and that's usually 3 or 4 times a week
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    Reading these and being like, 'I seriously need to work on my fitness game'. xD I go to the gym once a week with a friend, occasionally walk to or from college, (about two miles down/uphill), and generally just dance or use fitness applications or use those huge Lucozade bottles or a keyboard as weights in my room.

    You can definitely get sucked up into the whole fitness thing. Young people need to be educated more than ever on the dangers of going about losing weight or gaining muscle the wrong ways. It's not just girls who are affected and pressured by the media to look a certain way, guys are too and that needs to be acknowledged on a wider scale.

    I have a lot of anxiety about engaging in fitness in the outside world due to being bullied for my weight and for my athletic capability as a kid. There are good days and bad days. There are days at the gym where it feels like everyone is watching and judging me and days where going to the gym is one of the highlights of my week.

    As you keep going though, you have so many more good days than bad days and since I started getting more comfortable and enjoying it, my anxiety has lessened both at the gym and just generally.
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    (Original post by Soontobesuper)
    I go kickboxing twice a week.
    In the autumn my housemates and I would go running two or three times a week, but we havent recently, im hoping we'll start up again as the weather gets warmer.
    I have to do sit up, squats press ups and the like every day or when I comes to kickboxing I wount be able to keep up!
    SInce when the kickboxing training is dependent on climate? the training is in a hall. If it is too cold, you can turn the heat up, maybe the one for the floor.
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    (Original post by BBC Radio 1)
    This week on The Surgery Gemma and Dr Radha are talking about sport and fitness.

    Do you exercise regularly? If so, do you do it to keep fit or to look good? Is it possible to become too focused on fitness? Or do you lack confidence to go to the gym or on a run so avoid it all together?

    Tell us what you think on here! Remember, you can post anonymously on this forum!
    I usually cycle for 30minutes 3 or 4 times a week. However, I am studying at the moment and wish I could exercise more; before I started my Masters I was playing tennis 4 times a week and going to the gym twice a week. I do it to mostly keep fit and healthy. However, I do think that the more I exercise the more positive I feel about myself. Exercise has so many more benefits than just keeping fit and looking good too. It's a way to socialise and as long as you don't go overboard, it is good for your mental health.
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    (Original post by BBC Radio 1)
    This week on The Surgery Gemma and Dr Radha are talking about sport and fitness.

    Do you exercise regularly? If so, do you do it to keep fit or to look good? Is it possible to become too focused on fitness? Or do you lack confidence to go to the gym or on a run so avoid it all together?

    Tell us what you think on here! Remember, you can post anonymously on this forum!
    (Original post by Slowbro93)
    Me? I train in jitsu at least twice a week although I tend to do 3 sessions in total a week, walk everywhere and planning to do Tough Mudder in the summer.

    I think I'm a little too active
    You're not - I think I am, so I'm taking a break from one sport and I've given up another

    (Original post by chikane)
    I have been going to the gym since last month and currently go twice a week. I go because i have put on a bit of weight and wanted to lose a few pounds but i find it helps me to relax and i feel great after a workout.
    I do feel it is possible to become too focused as i have been eating junk for the past few days and feel guilty that i need to exercise more.
    Saame! I started going last month and started eating more healthily, which isn't too hard tbf. I go twice a week and it all makes me feel a better about myself, it'll definitely make me feel much better about myself in the long term and I'm getting better confidence

    I go gym twice a week, fencing twice a week, and GAA season's starting (yay!) so that'll be twice a week as well. I've quit the football and I'll probably take a bit of a break from fencing so as not to overdo it and make my grades suffer

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    It's usually that quick desperation when you realise summer is approaching that lasts approximately a week before you go binge on double the food to make up for the lost calories
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    Lol no, I do not. I just don't eat a lot.
 
 
 
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