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Old 08-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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Fitocracy makes your exercising into a game. It allows you to track your workouts and awards you experience points accordingly, which earn you new levels. So it basically turns all of your exercises into potentially addictive RPG-style level grinding; there are even Quests and Achievements.


It is currently in closed beta, but this site still had some invites available when I checked is out of invites. You are able to follow people and join groups to make things a little more competitive, so anyone interested can find me here.

I currently have 10 invites available, but they will only be given out to people I like.


UPDATE: Anyone who is invited also gets their own invites, so if you are interested then post asking for one, and someone will send it to you. When you get your own invites, make sure you come back and invite the next person and provide a link to your profile. This way, everyone who is interested on NL can join and still have 9 invites left to invite everyone they want outside of NL.

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:09 AM   #2
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Re: Fitocracy

DO YOU LIKE ME MAL!? DO YOU!?!!! (I once directed you to a Wikipedia article on red light districts... remember that... remember that...)


Can I have an invite please?

Edit: Also, could make this a general exercise thread for people who are interested or need advice or anything of the sort. If so then could just sticky it.

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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PM me an email address and I'll invite you.

I suppose making it a general exercise thread would be a good idea. And while you're at it you could probably unsticky the threads that have seen no activity since 2009 so they're not taking up so much space. It really makes no difference to me since I use the New Posts search, but it may be annoying for other people.

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Old 08-20-2011, 06:12 AM   #4
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Re: Fitocracy

Sounds like a strange but interesting concept. Thing is, how do you progress? Isn't it easy to cheat when you can insert numbers as you like?

If you wouldn't mind, I'd be interested in seeing what's it all about.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:52 AM   #5
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You just punch in what exercise you did for how long/how many and it gives you experience based on amount/time/distance/intensity of exercise. It is certainly possible to just punch in whatever numbers you want, but for what purpose? Ultimately, you're doing it for yourself anyway and being at an artificially high level is just going to make you feel guilty or stupid.

It also occurs to me that anyone I invite may also get some invites of their own, so I'll try inviting Demi first and if he does get his own invites then he can invite you and you can invite the next person and so on.

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: Fitocracy

Right-o. Still pretty interesting concept. I'll wait for demi. Have to write a character for UT's story now.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:31 AM   #7
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Re: Fitocracy

Mr. Douglas may I have an invite please sir?
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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Re: Fitocracy

I saw an idea like this but for schoolwork, pretty interesting. Though the only exercise I do is swimming. I can't do push ups because of my arm, I can't do abs because of my back and I can't jog because of my knee :/
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Re: Fitocracy

How does the weight lifting work? Does it measure it by individual exercises and weight used in each, or time it took for the overall workout? I like to try to keep time between sets short, and with some things I'll just alternate between two exercises. Like, I do a set of one thing, then immediately do a set of the other thing, and switch between both until I'm done. I could see the individual exercise thing being a bit tedious, but I'm hoping they have some ground rules on the time thing so that they make you subtract time for when you're waiting around between sets and shit.

Because a lot of pussies just screw around and take forever working out, and it would be slightly irritating if those pussies got better strength level ups than me because I don't dick around like a pansy. Lol.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #10
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I like to keep my time about 30 seconds to a minute between sets, then usually a minute between exercises. Longest break I take is about 10 to 15 minutes after weights and then go on to cardio.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:04 PM   #11
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Re: Fitocracy

^That's good shit, not fucking around.


I actually saw one of the little pictures on the front page seemed to have different exercises, and it looks like you put the weight and reps in. So I would assume it doesn't take time into account. Pretty awesome then.
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Re: Fitocracy

I've been weightlifting for about half a year now, full body, upper body one day, lower body the next. Generally, I've been doing ten reps/three sets with a minute cooldown. I feel I should either lower the reps and increase the weight, or cut down the cooldown.

I think for my purposes (I'm trying to build more muscle stamina than actual density, generally) I should cut down on the cooldown, unless that's a bad idea. I'm just trying to condition my muscles into dealing with longer strain (the motive for weight lifting is to run track, primarily the 400m dash). I figure I'll gain body weight at a modest clip (I've accrued ten lbs of what I have to assume is muscle since I've started working out), but generally, I'm just trying to make sure I keep to my routine, and add intensity tolerance.

I don't know about any of this fitocracy stuff, though.

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What you want to be doing is lowering your weight but upping your reps. General rule would be doing 3 times the amount of kg you're doing. So if you lower it down to 10kg then do 30 reps, that'll help build muscle stamina as well as toning and fat burning but not build too much mass. 1kg is about 2.2lb if you're using pounds.

As for increasing weights, the moment you can easily surpass 12 doing one weight then you should increase it then. But you shouldn't go too high, keep your reps between 8 and 12. If you're hitting 8 or 10 and then struggling with 11 and 12 then you've got the right weight for you, if you can't even get to 8 reps then lower it.
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What you want to be doing is lowering your weight but upping your reps. General rule would be doing 3 times the amount of kg you're doing. So if you lower it down to 10kg then do 30 reps, that'll help build muscle stamina as well as toning and fat burning but not build too much mass. 1kg is about 2.2lb if you're using pounds.

As for increasing weights, the moment you can easily surpass 12 doing one weight then you should increase it then. But you shouldn't go too high, keep your reps between 8 and 12. If you're hitting 8 or 10 and then struggling with 11 and 12 then you've got the right weight for you, if you can't even get to 8 reps then lower it.
Yeah, I know the 8-12 rep thing. It's difficult. I guess I'm trying to find the right work out for me. I still want explosion (because you still need that sort of thing in track), and you only get that with high intensity. But I don't want to assume too much muscle mass, because that will have detrimental affects on my running efficiency. Hmm. I'm sure there's a mathematical formula in there, somewhere.

Perhaps in order to improve consistency I should enforce a stricter diet. I'm kind of all over the place with my eating habits.
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What workouts are you doing when you do upper body and lower body and how many times a week?
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