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men at aerobics class

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  1. raskolnikov

    raskolnikov Brownlow Medallist

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    I go to the gym three times a week. Twice I do a Body Balance class and once I do a Body Pump class. I love them and it gives you a really good workout. However, there is usually no or only one other man there and I feel a bit conspicusous. Is there any reason men don't go to these classes?
     

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    Easy, they think that you're a perve. Could be a bit of territoriality, like if a girl started footy training with the boys.
     
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    Spot on!

    Sad though. Aerobics is excellent for building up flexibilty and overall body strength. In all honesty, you'd be crazy to leave it out of your weekly routine. Personally, I know I should be doing aerobics. My flexibility is shot. :(

    Blame social ethics for this one...

    .... and blame Canada!
     
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    yep
    p1ss in the corner to make sure you mark your territory before they have a squat
     
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    to be fully serious though
    a lot of guys think its a bit gay, and not very manly, not like lifting weights for instance, they might feel too embarrassed to go to aerobics and stuff

    but its fantastic for your cardio-vascular system, as well as flexibility etc, everything Funkalicious said above. dont stop it, worry about yourself and your own fitness and dont bother about what other people think mate, you wont get anywhere that way

    :thumbsu:
     
  6. Binxy

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    Pump classes are great. You might be the only guy in there at the moment but not for long. A great workout and chicks in gym gear? They'll figure it out sooner or later. ;)

    The first time I did a pump class, I did the manly thing and put too much weight on the bar - the next day I could not move my arms - not even to type. :eek:
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, is a pump session aerobics with weights?
     
  8. Binxy

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    Essentially - it's done to music. So when you're doing bicep curls for instance, you end up doing them (or variations of them) for 3 minutes solid. As I said, I put too much weight on the first time and by 2:40, I couldn't lift the bar.
     
  9. raskolnikov

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    Ha ha, I did the same thing. :D
     
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    I used to do Pump quite a bit.... there was always a handful of blokes in the classes I went to. Same with the couple of Balance classes I did.

    Pump is a great workout. Especially if you have no desire to build huge muscle but want to looked toned.
     

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  12. raskolnikov

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    Lol. I can't remember making this thread. I have since moved on to bigger and better things (i.e. CrossFit):D
     
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