How often you work out to live your beer life?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by crow121, Nov 30, 2017.


You work out?

  1. Nah, I'm good. 0 days

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  2. Little bit. 1-2 days

    27 vote(s)
  3. Little more. 3-4 days

    68 vote(s)
  4. Gym rat. 5-7 days.

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  1. crow121

    crow121 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Maryland

    Just curious after reading that calorie thread.
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  2. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,895) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    I consider carrying my beers after running errands as ''working out''.

    So probably once or twice a week.
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  3. Beernut9230

    Beernut9230 Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2016 New York

    Love working out more than I enjoy drinking... I can really embrace a beer depending on how much work I put in at the gym
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  4. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    I have always been into working out just for my overall health. I don't workout to drink, it is more just what I enjoy, honestly it takes a lot of stress out of the work day, etc. Beer is like anything else, if you over do it and don't offset with exercise you will gain weight, same as food, etc. Overall I really don't worry about it, I love my beer and enjoying working out so in the end it works.
  5. loebrygg

    loebrygg Aspirant (222) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

    Brewing is a god exercise
  6. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,320) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    We walk about 6.5 miles a day, so there ends up being a little time for beer. We are 66 and 60.
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  7. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Crusader (747) Mar 19, 2012 California

    There are other reasons for "working out". For many years, I played team sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball). It allowed me to eat and drink pretty much what I want (within reason). As I have gotten older, my joints don't like jumping and twisting as much. So, it's basic running and cycling.
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  8. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan

    7 days a week. (early riser)
    I do 30-60 minutes of cardio every morning before work. Lift twice a week, usually after I get the kids to bed.
    Weekend mornings - cardio session before the rest of the house wakes up.
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  9. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,963) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    Work out 5 to 6 days a week and between walking the dog,gardening,and other hobbies and chores im always active. I have enjoyed working out since I was 19 and ran a marathon, its just a huge part of my lifestyle
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  10. ypsifly

    ypsifly Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    I pretty much quit driving just over a year ago. If I'm going somewhere, 90% of the time its on a bicycle. I have commuted to work by bike every day, 9 miles round trip in rain, snow, and driving winds...whatever since late October last year. I have a dozen bikes with two set up specifically for rain and/or snow. So 5 days a week has me in the saddle for 45 miles plus I do about another 50 or so going wherever. I probably drink more now than I was a couple years ago but have maintained the same weight.

    I didn't start getting serious about riding so I can drink more beer, it just sort of worked out that way, lol.
  11. Bryan12345

    Bryan12345 Zealot (528) Mar 17, 2016 Texas

    45-60 minutes on the bike, 4 or 5 days per week. I think exercise and beer are pretty similar... good for the body and good for the soul :slight_smile:
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  12. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Work out? Like in a gym? Never. Active life and work. Trail work for mt bike stuff, mt biking, bikepacking, commuting by bike, all good.
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  13. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Walk about 3 miles a day but I'd do that even if I quit drinking beer.
  14. mannrw61

    mannrw61 Initiate (47) Nov 30, 2017 Massachusetts

    This has recently been a dilemma for me. I had been trying to drop ~10-15 extra pounds I'm carrying. I started working out (45-60 minutes of cardio plus some weights) 3 times a week and allowed myself one beer (typically 16 oz.) every night. I mostly found myself staying stagnant, so have begrudgingly started to try only drinking beer on the weekends and keeping my workout the same. Started it on Monday and have actually dropped 2 pounds so far so there's either something to my new method or I'm finally losing the sodium water weight from thanksgiving.
  15. Chipotle

    Chipotle Aspirant (204) Apr 23, 2017 New York

    I do a lot of working around home, Don't know if I'ld feel like getting stuff done if I used up my energy "working out".
    This is the first year in ages that I didn't walk the golf course 3 or 4 times a week. I do miss golf. hopefully next year I'll get back to golf. Did gain a little weight this year without golf, but built a log building and cut a lot of firewood, Seems like a workout to me.
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  16. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (4,790) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Well, I cycle about 300 miles a month, on average. Bit more in the summer, bit less in the winter, to be honest. Since I tend to cycle long distances, that comes down to around 2-4 times a week, on average, again.
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  17. swenny916

    swenny916 Crusader (721) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I work at a university rec center, so it makes it easier to work out. Try to do cardio 3-4 times a week at least to try to break even on those beer calories. Try is the key word...
  18. IBUBrew

    IBUBrew Aspirant (270) May 6, 2017 Vermont

    Workout? Only 16oz curls!
  19. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,363) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    If I were to "werkout" it'd probably kill me - COPD
  20. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I don't work out but walk 3-5 every day weather permeting.
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  21. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (556) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Almost everyday, but that's to eat what I want. Before marriage, I actually cared. Now, I just do it because I enjoy it.
  22. Chris619

    Chris619 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2017 California

    Absolutely never. I have a fast metabolism, an active life, and eat/drink what I want. I never gain weight. Just lucky I guess.
  23. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,932) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    4-5 times a week, resistance training and some cardio, I also eat like a pig, so I have to workout
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  24. flaskman

    flaskman Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    I do 12 ounce curls at least 5 times week. Sometimes I even do 16 ounce curls. I have been known to run to the bathroom now and then too.
  25. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,957) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    5-7 days a week, but not sure I'm winning. Those high ABV BA stout bombers supposedly have a couple of calories in them, as I understand it.:astonished:
  26. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,320) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    All of the concussive shock from years of basketball, my knees and hips suffer during weather changes, and sometimes just generally. My son was a professional skater, is 32, and has back, knee, and ankle issues. But I'll take it!
  27. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,514) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I'm running anywhere from 40 miles a week in the off season, to 70 when I'm training for a big race. Looking to bump that max mileage to 80 for the next training cycle. Regardless, that equates to about 5 days of running a week minimum.

    I'm not going to be that guy with man boobs at the bar, and the stouts taste better when I know I've gotten in at least 6 miles over my lunch break.
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  28. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm not sure if it counts as "working out" per se, but between my dog and my wanting to carve out some extra calories for beer I hike 3 miles or so a few times a week.

    When I lived in the Midwest and there were no hills or forests nearby my waistline was noticeably less cooperative (not that it's completely tame now by any means).
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  29. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (474) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    key for me is calorie intake. lots of protein at breakfast followed by soup for lunch, snacks consisting if nuts and yogurt and then a reasonable dinner -- that leaves room for a couple of 16s of my favorite IPA -- probably 600 calories or so a day. Cheers!!
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  30. Kozaka

    Kozaka Defender (617) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Push - legs - pull. 3 days on, 1 off.
    Try not to drink on most days but typically have a few Fri - Sun, regardless of rest days.

    Didn’t exercise for several years in my late 20s through early 30s and regret it - start young if you still are!
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  31. Jagrs_Mullet

    Jagrs_Mullet Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    I play ice hockey twice a week and walk my dog for at least 30 minutes each day.
  32. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (441) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    I'm not a skinny guy, always carried weight. However, I'm a Clydesdale Runner. I'm not competitive with elite runners. However, my 225 lbs 6'3" frame is going to pass most within age group either half or full marathon. When training for halfs, like I am now, I run about 35 miles a week and for a fulls I'm into the 50 miles range. For either training plan, I'm running 5 days a week. All of which certainly helps me enjoy beers.
  33. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,110) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'll go with the Apostle Paul on this: "Bodily exercise profiteth little." (1 Tim. 4:8)
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  34. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,045) Aug 16, 2009 North Carolina

    i run at least once a week and play soccer either that same day or another day

    my job is physically demanding so i may have a slight gut but i'm in good shape and i have popeye forearms
  35. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,514) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    I don't currently have a gym membership, although I plan on signing up again soon. However, I do usually go for hikes once or twice a week, so I still get a little exercise. Plus I do lot of a walking and heavy lifting at my main job.
  36. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,394) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Five days a week, 1-1.5 hours a day. But it doesn't have anything to do with my beer drinking. I just love working out. My wife is a personal trainer too, so she keeps me honest.
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  37. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,980) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    I workout about 1.5 hours a day, 6 days a week.
  38. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,484) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Minimal 5 days a week, more in the summer. Less around the winter holidays. 1.5-2 hours of cycling cardio per day(trainer or otherwise), combined with a very restricted protein rich diet. I own 3 bikes now. I used to be 320 lbs 9 years ago, but now hover around 190-200. I will never let myself get back to that previous weight ever. Cycling is an addiction now, and I hate feeling weight gain bloat, so it just adds to my overall passion to ride more often. Rail and MTB trails.
  39. LavaLite

    LavaLite Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2016 Illinois

    I workout every time I breathe.
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  40. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,377) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Half marathons, centuries, and and two soccer teams for me. Have played since I was 5. Also try to lift, but that tends to be on and off depending on gym access. I much prefer being outside. None of these things are for beer drinking, but it helps keep a balance. If I live longer, I will have more years to drink great beer!
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