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Fat old guys?

Postby ShortTimer » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:02 pm

What's up with all of the old guys getting fat? How in the hell do they expect to climb if they weigh 40 or 50 extra pounds? Then they actually complain about their so-called fitness level. Like they could climb if they were strong with a 50 pound weight belt bolted on? Come on!
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:18 pm

Is it just a problem with old guys? Most of the kids walking to school around here look overweight.
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Postby graham » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:32 pm

ShortTimer wrote:What's up with all of the old guys getting fat? How in the hell do they expect to climb if they weigh 40 or 50 extra pounds? Then they actually complain about their so-called fitness level. …..
Hey hey……I thought that was a private conversation :lol:
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Postby Bob Burd » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:44 pm

heh. I was going to start a thread some time ago about how old climbers seem to have a few extra pounds while the old peakbaggers stayed trim. But it would probably have been seen as an exercise in selective photo choice. :)

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Postby Dow Williams » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:51 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:I don't know any old fat climbers. I know some young fat climbers though. They don't keep up so well...

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that is more reflective of what I see...surprised sometimes....because yeah, if you aspire to be a climber....that is one hell of an handicap.....lose some weight dude
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Postby Andinistaloco » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:57 pm

Does seem to me to be more of a young thing. When I was in jr. high, I can remember about 5-10 fat kids in my whole school. Working at a jr. high on a health day last year, I noticed that something like 1/4 of the kids weighed in the 180 and up range (the girls too). So there's definitely that trend.
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:10 pm

I saw a 69-year-old on Telescope at 10000'; he had just come up from Badwater (not Shorty's Well-- he started 6.5 miles farther away). He didn't look fat.
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Postby Augie Medina » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Bob Burd wrote:heh. I was going to start a thread some time ago about how old climbers seem to have a few extra pounds while the old peakbaggers stayed trim. But it would probably have been seen as an exercise in selective photo choice. :)

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The man hikes hard every day of his life so there's no way calorie overload is gonna lay a glove on him.
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Postby Bob Burd » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:04 am

Gary Schenk wrote:I'm not sure Ron's gonna like you calling him old! :-)


Hell, I'm old, and he has 15 years on me. I bet he's good with it. 8)
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Re: Fat old guys?

Postby Big Benn » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:07 am

ShortTimer wrote:What's up with all of the old guys getting fat? How in the hell do they expect to climb if they weigh 40 or 50 extra pounds? Then they actually complain about their so-called fitness level. Like they could climb if they were strong with a 50 pound weight belt bolted on? Come on!


A thread just for me, SP's Ugly Fat Bastard! :wink:

Oh. I don't climb but I do struggle up mountains in all weathers. Slowly of course. But I'm quite happy about that. It means I mainly choose to walk alone to stop slowing others to my pace.

Been doing it since I was 55, nearly 7 years ago, when I discovered what a mountain was. Something like, 1500 to 2000 miles walked every year, and a vertical ascent of 200,000 to 250,000 feet every year since.

For various reasons I even gave up alcohol nearly 4 months ago.

And the impact of all of the walking etc and now no alcohol on my 250 lb , 6 foot body.

Zero. Not one effing ounce of weight lost!

And I do eat fairly healthy. Always have done.

So, sod it. :shock:

I'll just keep going the way I am, and take the regular flak about it on these Forums.

And love it as well! :D :D :D

Note to Elves. In reality I am actually quite happy for derogatory remarks about the size of women's breasts to cause a thread to be nuked. But I am equally happy for threads about fat old bastards like me to be kept going ad infinitum.!
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Postby GEM Trail » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:19 pm

Entropy is a bitch; as people get older many will gain weight. I am getting so frustrated trying to lose weight as I passed 40. I was always a lion and now I am a bear! Much respect to all who keep in shape and never let themselves gain weight.
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Postby MoapaPk » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:39 pm

Bob Burd wrote:Hell, I'm old, and he has 15 years on me. I bet he's good with it. 8)


Mid-Life Crisis! (abbreviation:...)
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