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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby menudown » Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:59 am

something different you can try mixed martial arts (mma)

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby samee » Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:11 am

Join a running group? I run at botanic gardens every tuesday morning at 6.30am. Good to kick start your day with some exercise. Everyone is welcome :)

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby Sadali Ami » Sat, 05 Dec 2015 3:39 pm

Zavier0 wrote:Hi guys, I am a 25 year old guy who is just bored of going to the gym. Anyone has any good alternative activities that can help me keep fit? Some of my friends suggested fencing and horse-riding...

There are some obstacle race training. I know of East Coast, Pearl's Hill, Choa Chu Kang. Different from the usual run or gym workouts.

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby lucassmith » Wed, 30 Dec 2015 2:11 pm

menudown wrote:something different you can try mixed martial arts (mma)


Yea MMA has been the hype nowadays.
Great way to keep fit and also learn some self defense (not that you need it in sg...)
8-)

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby lucassmith » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 2:30 pm

menudown wrote:something different you can try mixed martial arts (mma)


do you have any recommendations for a beginner wanting to learn some basic MMA like BJJ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 4:58 pm

lucassmith wrote:Yea MMA has been the hype nowadays.
Great way to keep fit and also learn some self defense (not that you need it in sg...)
8-)


:-k The stuntman down on the quay might be inclined to disagree with you, if he were still alive. :oops!:

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby lucassmith » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 5:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
lucassmith wrote:Yea MMA has been the hype nowadays.
Great way to keep fit and also learn some self defense (not that you need it in sg...)
8-)


:-k The stuntman down on the quay might be inclined to disagree with you, if he were still alive. :oops!:


It's really sad news. He's a 2nd degree friend of mine. Stepped in to protect a drunk girl from other drunkards and ended up losing his life. RIP :(

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby nakatago » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 7:38 pm

You will NOT learn self-defense from MMA. Modern MMA has become a sport and with it rules. Those rules don't apply in the street.

A fight in the street is nasty, dirty and leagues more chaotic than an MMA fight. You will have multiple opponents and they will hit you from behind when they get the chance. They'll target you in spots that are illegal to hit in an MMA match.

Learn MMA if you like it but don't be under the delusion that you can use it in a street fight. Learn it like you would, say, basketball. It gives you exercise, you enjoy doing it but the skills you will gain will only be tangentially useful outside its realm.

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 7:40 pm

At home, anyway, my response about someone claiming to know one martial art or another, is I only know Smith & Wesson and I don't even have to get close to you.

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby nakatago » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 7:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:At home, anyway, my response about someone claiming to know one martial art or another, is I only know Smith & Wesson and I don't even have to get close to you.


I know martial arts and when someone realizes I do, they ask me how to defend themselves. Here's what I always tell people:

1. plead
2. if that doesn't work, run
3. if they catch you, see #1.

That said, running is always a good way to be fit, not to mention a self-defense technique.

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby nakatago » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 7:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Smith & Wesson.


If choreographed correctly, a gun fight can still look "graceful":



And how brutal a fight can be can still be cinematic:


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 8:08 pm

Only if your knees & feet allow it. Mine are shot!

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby nakatago » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 8:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Only if your knees & feet allow it. Mine are shot!


Don't get into a fight. :cool:

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Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Postby dreamyjez » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 4:22 pm

Zavier0 wrote:Hi guys, I am a 25 year old guy who is just bored of going to the gym. Anyone has any good alternative activities that can help me keep fit? Some of my friends suggested fencing and horse-riding...


Hee horse riding is really expensive in SG, better off trying that in Johor.

I think the usual ones will be running, swimming, cycling, racquet sports like tennis, badminton, fitness classes such as kickboxing, boot camps etc, rockclimbing.

Water sports - canoeing, dragon boating, windsurfing

If you dun mind learning dance, try salsa, ballroom dancing, hip hop, zumba etc.
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Postby AmiN1798 » Mon, 16 May 2016 10:55 pm

Akimbo wrote:I'm doing parkour. The conditioning can be a killer if the coach feels like torturing us :twisted: Jumping and climbing around the urban jungle that is Singapore is quite fun.

Heyy Akim, which parkour grp are u in? Mind intro? Id really love to do parkour as well.

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