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2023 Fitness Trends

This week’s new Dustinland comic is a satirical take on modern fitness trends. They do seem to be getting more and more minimal and hardcore at the same time, which I think isn’t the worst thing in the world. I recently watched this new Chris Hemsworth show on National Geographic and boy did it make me feel like a pile of garbage. I mean, I knew I didn’t have any kind of hardcore workout routine as a part of my life, but now I know it’s literally going to make me die earlier. Fun times. Guess I need to do some ice bagging.

Animal Movement

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about getting ripped. Or swole. Getting gains. Muscles. You get the picture. Pilates. Powerlifting. Zumba. That’s what I do. Actually it’s not. I do pushups and sit-ups on weekdays. You guys do all that other stuff. UGH it’s boring. I mean, yes, of course it’s good, it can be invigorating, it can be interesting if you do the right thing… but honestly, it’s just not interesting. It’s not mentally stimulating to me to find infinite ways of reaching the same result. Although maybe that’s what comics are. Who knows. Nothing matters.

Carry On

Yup, as I say in this week’s Dustinland comic, as a parent, you have to carry a lot of stuff. What I didn’t mention was that you have no time to do any other sort of physical activity but that, unless you’re one of those people who can somehow can fit it into some super early morning routine. So that body you see at the end, that’s about what you get. Your arms stay strong from constant lifting. Your lower back gets a good workout too, although perhaps too good, and it may all backfire and start hurting. And your shoulders might hurt too. And your joints. And all of you. It’s called getting old. Thankfully I am a super skinny little twerp so the dad gut hasn’t hit me yet. But man, any non-arm muscle I put on in the years leading up to baby time has vanished. Good times.