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Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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I call it sculpting fwiw. I don’t train my abs…I sculpt them


Now this I can definitely get on board with. I mean, if we are going to be douche bags, lets do it right!


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lsu777
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
For the record if I'm just talking to a friend or my wife I just say working out. But if talking programming I don't say ...let's talk strength working out. I say strength training.

You are still a giant douche but I kind of like you for owning it


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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For the record if I'm just talking to a friend or my wife I just say working out. But if talking programming I don't say ...let's talk strength working out. I say strength training.


And this pretty much sums up why I brought up the topic to begin with. I understand that lifting weights or whatever it is you do in the gym is technically "training", its just in some circumstances, calling it that comes off cringe worthy to me. The rest of my arguments were basically just to argue, as I am not married to those ideas, and I enjoy arguing.

But that's ultimately what I mean. In casual conversation between buddies or coworkers, when someone says they are going train, it makes me feel like they are trying to hard, I guess, depending on what exactly their "training" intels.


Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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its just in some circumstances, calling it that comes off cringe worthy to me


Almost as cringe worthy as whining about it in two threads


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
CSB


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lsu777
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
I actually usually say going to lift.


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
My typical comment is "im going get swole as frick" or "time to go get jacked". Then someone calls me a douche. Then i smile, and walk out.

This is probably startling to most of you...


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biglego
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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that Coyote weirdo


Really becoming a great poster


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
Saying “training” is stupid unless you compete.

Just say you’re going to lift or work out.


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DeafJam73
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
Yes, I train. I am trying to accomplish a lifelong goal. To be strong and capable until I die. I also compete in strongman comps. Training is a relative and is different from exercise, but both are great. Everyone should at least exercise. If you’re working for something specific, then you are training. I don’t think being a competitor is a prerequisite to training, but whatever.
This post was edited on 6/25 at 6:03 am


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DeafJam73
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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I actually usually say going to lift.


I like to say I’m training, because I think using that word “training” means something more intense and goal oriented. When I go to the gym with training in mind, I take what I do much more seriously. I hope people don’t take that as me having an inflated ego. I just like going into things with a good mindset. If I say “I’m going to exercise” then I feel like I’m going to let myself off easy.


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
When I go to the gym, my mindset is always the same. To have as hard of a workout as possible, and to give it as much effort as I can.

Earbuds in, zone out. Add weight. Do more reps.

I still don't call it training.


Glizzy
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
Imagine caring about what people call their own exercise time… How did we get to the point where our biggest grips in life revolve around what other people do with their own lives? Sounds pretty trivial to me


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jkylejohnson
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
I say I’m either gonna lift, workout, or run.


Dixie Normus
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
I just move things from point A to point B repetitively


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
I think it's kind of an elitist attitude. For me personally, when I'm going downstairs for my lifting session I tell me wife I'm going down to lift. When I'm going down for my treadmill session, I tell my wife I'm going to exercise.

That being said, when I lift I am training to deadlift 350, I'm training to squat 300, I'm training to benchpress 225. On the treadmill I'm training to finish a 10k, I'm training to reduce my 5k time to 30m, I'm training to improve my incline volume.

I'm legitimately training.
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Athos
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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Homey the Clown


Username checks out.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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Exercising. Unless there is money or a trophy involved you’re just exercising.



Or your life

You know they whole training for military, LEO, Fire etc


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Forever
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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Can you read? I was referring to people who are not training for an event, yet still call it training. You're about as dumb as you are douchey

I do BJJ and call it training even when I’m not actively training for a competition. Should I refer to Jiu jitsu as working out when I don’t have a competition coming up, but training when I do? Kinda weird that you’re so hung up on this

“Working out” has evolved into a phrase to describe a specific type of casual lifting for the purpose of hypertrophy. I wouldn’t call cycling, Olympic lifting, MMA, BJJ, or any other sport like that “working out”


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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know this has nothing to do with Health/Fitness, and is more of an OT topic, but it just rubs me the wrong way when someone, who isn't training for an actual competition (lifting competition, fitness competition, a race, etc.) says they train instead of saying they workout or lift weights or whatever..


I once heard someone say that if you look at it as exercising, you won’t focus on technique as much as effort to get though, and you won’t realize improvements and very likely end up hurting yourself. If you view every rep as training to get better at the exercise you’re doing, you’ll focus on making each rep perfect, improving technique, increasing improvements in ability, and much lower potential of hurting yourself.

It made sense to me even though I say I go work out.


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