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Old 12-01-2012, 01:48 PM   #51
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I think that some of you clearly have some very old-fashioned notions that frankly sound like a '70s popular culture notion of "weight lifting". I don't think it's valid to assert that this antiquated Arnold Schwartzenegger stereotype is "generally" what "weight lifting" is about.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #52
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Re: Macrobiotic Diet

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I think that some of you clearly have some very old-fashioned notions that frankly sound like a '70s popular culture notion of "weight lifting". I don't think it's valid to assert that this antiquated Arnold Schwartzenegger stereotype is "generally" what "weight lifting" is about.
Who's talking about an "antiquated Arnold Schwartzenegger stereotype"? So far as I noticed - I never mentioned any specific types of weight lifting at all. In any case, what I'm talking about is what you'll see virtually everybody doing when you walk into the local gym. You may be doing something different, and that's fine.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #53
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Mary,
I was comparing work-related lifting and movement, to just lifting weights... the general, conventional sense of weightlifting in a sport environment, on a flat, even surface, as opposed to walking, climbing and otherwise moving across varying terrain while bearing loads. The former requires many gross- and fine adjustments to adapt to the changes in the ground surface, topography, load shifting, etc.

The horticultural/gardening work I do isn't "weight lifting," either, but it builds strength and bone density as a result of a lot of low-impact load bearing. I also try to incorporate. as best I can, support and movement that is different from conventional body movement and use, in nearly everything I do, including load-bearing and tasks that ordinarily would employ upper-body and arm muscles, such as pruning with pull-cut saws, cutting with machetes and hatchets, and shoveling/pitchforking mulch and compost. It's not muscular strength that allows me to perform this work for hours on end without exhaustion, but the ability employ other processes that support each other and make movement more efficient and less reliant on muscle power.

It would be really fascinating to know how Morihei Ueshiba was using his body, when he returned to doing farm work.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #54
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I was comparing work-related lifting and movement, to just lifting weights... the general, conventional sense of weightlifting in a sport environment, on a flat, even surface, as opposed to walking, climbing and otherwise moving across varying terrain while bearing loads. The work-related action, as in landscaping, gardening and farming labor, requires many gross- and fine adjustments to adapt to the changes in the ground surface, topography, load shifting, etc.
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