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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 07:40:19 PM »
I tried the biking thing--good for the heart, bad for the knees. I tried the running thing (actually, fast-walking)--good for the heart, bad for the knees. Best aerobic workout would be swimming, but I hate chlorine and I don't live by a beach. If I had a spring-fed pond in my back yard, that would be perfect. I'd do a couple of laps when I felt like it, then chill in privacy.

I've thought about doing stuff that's fun in order to exercise, but haven't taken it to the next step. I worked with weights for a year or two, then stopped because I didn't have a work-out buddy any more. I think that's probably the best scenario for me--having someone around to play raquetball with, or whatever.
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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2011, 09:38:59 PM »
I've mentioned it in other threads, but I mainly do brazilian jiu jitsu as my exercise.  It's very Dude.  You go with the flow, and you get to spend most of the time laying on the ground.
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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2011, 11:26:48 PM »
I've mentioned it in other threads, but I mainly do brazilian jiu jitsu as my exercise.  It's very Dude.  You go with the flow, and you get to spend most of the time laying on the ground.

I watched the documentary here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVCKEbiEJNc. Cool! It made it look fairly tame because it was instructional, but from the little I saw of other documentaries, I see that it can get real intense.

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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2011, 01:42:55 AM »
Looks like exercise and taking care of one's body in general helps people keep the Dudeness in them alive and kicking. And I tend to agree with this idea. But question I have is: Do you need to have another Dude with you through all these activities or does it work as effectively when done by oneself?
I for one, like photography. I almost get an orgasm every time I realize i have got a superb shot. It makes me feel very Dude.

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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2011, 01:46:31 AM »
Some dudely things that I keep in mind (emphasis on the "I", because not everything works for everyone) are eating well and putting myself in other peoples places. Like if someone is pissed off or is being un dude, I imagine what it's like for me when I'm in that situation.

So when I get to that level of un-dude, it's easier to imagine myself being the 'dude in me' watching how well I perform under that level of stress/bullshit.  I see improvements all the time.

Relaxing things?  Routine helps, having a steady job and a place to go that's away from home, and a home to go as a place to stay. 9-ball is extremely fun when you can't afford bowling.

Ever try working out? Exercise is very dudely. Probably the most dudeist thing you can do in my opinion is take care of yourself, your body being the zenith of that concept. The body is the vessel for the mind and spirit, it needs to be strong and healthy if you are to perform at your peak dudeliness.

This is all simple stuff, but again, fresh perspective and a place like this forum really help center you, having that reminder of common sense when it's presented from others helps blend your own intuition about these things and make it a core belief structure, instead of just a passing expermientation in our short lives.

It's good to have other dudes in the struggle for finding who you are. One for all, and all for one, or so the saying goes.

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Dude. You got it spot on man. I do that shit all the time. And during the few times I get into situations where someone's pissed on my rug, or some undudely thing happening in general, I feel very happy with myself with the way I respond in a Dudely manner. Makes me feel that I am slowly getting the hang of being Dude.

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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2011, 10:27:49 AM »
...far out.
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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2011, 06:06:16 PM »
since i got our rescue dog, lebowski, i started walking her a 2 miles 'hike' in our neighborhgood hills, gets my heart pumping, not too long or too fast to hurt the ol' knees and its very dude, we stop and watch gophers and shit like that.

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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2011, 11:34:02 AM »
I've mentioned it in other threads, but I mainly do brazilian jiu jitsu as my exercise.  It's very Dude.  You go with the flow, and you get to spend most of the time laying on the ground.

I understand that martial arts, practice correctly with $4 in hand...can effectively fend off a gaggle of nihilists.
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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2011, 10:43:57 AM »
Hey Dudes,
For maintaining dudeness and fitness, I like Qigong. It's a little like Tai Chi, and a little like yoga, with lots of deep breathing and relaxation. It's a workout, a meditation, and a great way to stay Dudely.



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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2011, 03:08:39 PM »
Hey Dudes,
For maintaining dudeness and fitness, I like Qigong. It's a little like Tai Chi, and a little like yoga, with lots of deep breathing and relaxation. It's a workout, a meditation, and a great way to stay Dudely.




Thanks for the info dude...and welcome to the forum. 8)
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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2011, 09:10:55 AM »
...I'm sorry, I wasn't listening.

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Re: How to Stay Dude?
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2020, 04:37:05 AM »
In some way I have always been a Dude because I am doing things much slower than people around me. Kind of reversed ADHD, not sure what the exact cause is, neurological stuff or something else. The trouble is everybody wants me to speed up and do multitasking. Heck, when I am making some tea, I am making some tea. I guess my task is to stop feeling guilty because of that.
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