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Post by Mugsy » 07 Jan 2018, 13:57

So we're approaching the end of week 1 of 2018. How's everyone's fitness regimes going?

Just continuing from last year? Haven't started yet and looking for inspiration?

I'm finally on my way to implementing the exercise routine the exercise physiologist from work set me about 4-6 months ago. So my left foot is bugger due to plantar fibromatosis so have had to change around the activities where I get my cardio.

Prior to new years, I started doing some tabata intervals on the rowing machine at the gym which I quite enjoy. However, since I'm only at the gym once a week for pilates and said gym is 20-25min away, I'm going to have to try harder to work in another visit.

For now though, I've decided to squeeze in something closer to home and more doable. After 3yrs living in my townhouse complex, I've finally gotten into the pool here. Woke at 4:45am this morning (despite sleeping about 12:30am) and was in the pool at 6am when it opened. Sun was hardly up yet but the water was lovely and I managed a 1hr 15min routine of swimming one lap, walking back down and repeat for half the time and just walking with the water at chin height for the other half. Hoping to squeeze in at least 3 mornings of swimming per week.

Lets see how I can improve things next week.
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Re: Fitness 2018

Post by Disco » 07 Jan 2018, 14:04

Mine's been pretty bad, although as much as I hate to say it going back to work tomorrow and having a routine is going to help a lot - I signed out the end of 2017 having lost 12kg, I probably put a few back on in the last 2 weeks though so I'll just hit the ground running and see how it goes.

I'm just going to keep what I was doing, which was C25K and I've just purchased a power rack so I can do some proper lifting at home without worrying too much about hurting myself. I'll run, lift, and follow a decently strict 1500 calorie per day intake limit and continue the grind! I did hurt my knee on my last run just before Christmas, so I've taken a few weeks off C25K rather than risk injuring myself further, so I'll drop back a few weeks and start the program again (hurt it on W6D3, so will jump back to W4D1 and evaluate.)
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Post by storm84 » 07 Jan 2018, 19:32

I've been meaning to get back into running, though it's hard when there's oppressive heat so I'm easing back into that slowly.

13 days ago, I started doing the 30 day 100 push up challenge. I don't know if this is a challenge beyond a video I saw on YouTube, but I've been able to do those 100 push ups (broken up throughout the day into lots of small sets) each day for the last 13 days. Realised it's tough now I'm back at work because it means I have to do the 100 before or after work, rather than gradually through the course of the day.
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Post by Mugsy » 21 Jan 2018, 20:43

So far I've had good success getting into the pool on at least 3 mornings each week with maybe an arvo swim as well. Lets see how next week goes.
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Post by Nekosan » 21 Jan 2018, 21:42

Rack and weights should be here by the end of the week, currently polishing off my second baconator meal for dinner.

I'm doing this the opposite way to Disco.
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Post by Mugsy » 11 Feb 2018, 19:58

Between the calf muscle cramp this week and storms both yesterday and today, swimming time has been limited this week. Still managed to get out for an hour in the pool this morning.
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Post by storm84 » 11 Feb 2018, 21:03

Just got back from a 5.75km run. Happy with the effort, but I've got a long way to go before April when the Canberra Running Festival is on. Hoping to do a sub-60 10K.
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Post by Mugsy » 11 Feb 2018, 22:35

Managed to get out to the pool just after 8pm when the storm died own.

Water was still relatively warm which was nice at this time of night. Got a full hour of swimming done which, along with the hour this morning, makes up a little bit for everything earlier this week.
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Post by Mugsy » 15 Feb 2018, 13:32

Might have over done the swimming last night and this morning. Legs are so tired still.
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Post by Disco » 19 Feb 2018, 11:01

I've been a bit stagnant lately, let this knee injury get the better of me.. but it's doing heaps better, off to physio again today though to get some strengthening exercises - hopefully I can get back to squats and deadlifts soon.
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Post by Disco » 19 Feb 2018, 12:17

And back from Physio, no more appointments necessary - I can go back to doing Deadlifts and modified squats (no weight, starting with wall squats then door squats then back into it with light weights. Plus I've got to throw in some lunges on my rest days.

This on top of hamstring stretches - apparently it's a curse of desk jockeys.

Woohoo!
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Post by Yurtles » 20 Feb 2018, 17:30

Been slacking with my exercise. Came down with a serious case of "I don't want to's" for the last month and a half. Went straight back into my old routine, found it completely exhausting. It's a bit scary how quickly things can get away from you if you let them.
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Post by Mini » 21 Feb 2018, 11:04

I need to make some time to get some exercise into my day again.
Bought myself a push bike for Christmas, so I have been riding to and from work at least 3 days a week, but that is only a 5 minute ride, so it isn't really doing much. But I need to start doing some weights as well, as I have the bench, just no where to set it up. Need to clean my garage out a bit so I can fit it in there.
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Re: Fitness 2018

Post by Disco » 21 Feb 2018, 11:24

Since lunges are a big part of my quad recovery, I've taken to making sure I include them by doing lunges for the walk back from the bathroom at work to my office - means I can squeeze a few sets in throughout the day.
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Re: Fitness 2018

Post by Mugsy » 21 Feb 2018, 19:03

The muscle under my right trap is strained it seems. My bro (a remedial massage therapist) and my osteo have relieved as much of the pain as possible but it builds up during the day still. Missing out on Pilates tonight and haven't swam properly in almost a week as a consequence.
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Post by André Axe'm » 25 Feb 2018, 13:10

Managed to lose 4 kg over the summer due to anxiety and depression. Apparently having a panic attack can totally ruin your digestive system.
Looks like stopping antidepressants half a year ago has left me vulnerable to panic attacks, so I'm going to take a whole year off my PhD to work on my health (also, I still have depression that is now untreated and I need to rethink my PhD).
I have no idea what sort of fitness options to go for, but I guess I'll have time to try almost everything.
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Post by Disruptor4 » 26 Feb 2018, 13:54

Nekosan what's with the bent safety rails? Never seen that before!
André Axe'm sorry to hear mate. Depression and anxiety are not fun to deal with. I know a few people really close to me with either and they struggle at times. Exercise can really help as it feels re-leaving and releases a lot of endorphins etc Make sure you look after your health first and foremost.

I feel my fitness is ok, it's definitely my diet that needs to be kicked into shape. Been eating and drinking whatever the hell I want the past 3-4 months.
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Post by storm84 » 26 Feb 2018, 14:11

Wish my fucking knee would stop hurting so I can get back to running.
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Post by Disco » 26 Feb 2018, 14:41

Disruptor4 wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 13:54
Nekosan what's with the bent safety rails? Never seen that before!
André Axe'm sorry to hear mate. Depression and anxiety are not fun to deal with. I know a few people really close to me with either and they struggle at times. Exercise can really help as it feels re-leaving and releases a lot of endorphins etc Make sure you look after your health first and foremost.

I feel my fitness is ok, it's definitely my diet that needs to be kicked into shape. Been eating and drinking whatever the hell I want the past 3-4 months.
They're straps not rails, not really sure of the benefits though tbh
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Wish my fucking knee would stop hurting so I can get back to running.
Mine is getting there, I'm keeping up with my stretches and easing back into working the quads - you see a doc or a physio?
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Post by storm84 » 26 Feb 2018, 14:47

Not yet, trying to see if it goes away on its own for now. Had similar problems in the past and solved it by changing shoes and exercise patterns. Hoping the same will work again.

I should add that I'm still able to walk, and do ~10,000 steps/day on the knee. Just that there's a dull ache at times that's preventing me from doing anything that will really push it like running or squats.
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Post by kharis » 26 Feb 2018, 16:00

My knee is stuffed today but it’s rainy so that explains that. Smashed it 20 odd years ago and had to get a bunch or cartilage taken out because it was moving around. It’s good at weather predicting now
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Post by Mugsy » 26 Feb 2018, 20:30

So my lower back pain over the weekend was a deep tissue muscle strain. Gonna take a few more days to fully heal so no Pilates this week either.

When my osteo started digging in my left glute, I told him that as long as I could wipe my arse without my back feeling like it was gonna snap, any pain will be worth it. He laughed as that was the second arse wiping comment for the day.

And Andre, taking a year off from studies for your health is a good idea. I was keen to do a Grad Cert this year but having gone my Masters whilst working full time in the past, I knew it would be taxing on my health which isn't the best atm. Taking a year off to deal with health issues will do you good mate.
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Post by Nekosan » 27 Feb 2018, 00:18

Disruptor4 wrote:
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Nekosan what's with the bent safety rails? Never seen that before!


Yeah they're straps:

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Rated to 450kg for a static load (which i'll never need) and unlike rails etc it means i can set one end lower than the other... makes me feel better about dumping a bar if it ever happens because i know exactly which direction the weight will move and its not going to smash me in the legs etc. Fuk getting an injury pressing something big and it bouncing into your back etc.

Likewise i can have one end set low enough that i can bench sufficiently deep and still get out from under a failed rep by pushing it towards my head since the strap is supporting much of the weight.

It's also really handy if i want to do say, rack pulls at a certain height, because i just just load the bar on the strap and it's quiet as hell AND it doesn't fark the knurling on my bar etc.

My only gripe is that i'm too tall (6'1") to OHP inside the rack to full extension, for a shorter guy it would be SPECTACULAR to be able to load the bar at the perfect height in the center of the rack(and its not going to move because of the slight slack) and just set/press. Would be like the press equivalent of a monolift.



Edit: deadlift warmups too, i'm still relatively weak so i warm up starting with the bar and it's helpful to set the straps so the bar is at the height full plates will leave it at anyway and im hitting the right motion.
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Post by storm84 » 27 Feb 2018, 22:40

On the plus side of things, I was able to get out for a short run (3.3km) this evening. Hopefully my knees won't be too wrecked tomorrow.
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