Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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by BTB » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:25 am

Brerlappin wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:If I'm doing HIIT on a bike it tends to be 60 seconds hard, 60 seconds soft for twenty minutes, but I don't really know what the science behind it is.


Thats about what i do too, on the elliptical i would do 1 min hard, 1 min easy. When i use battle ropes i do 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off, because doing a straight minute of that would strawberry floating kill me :lol: Tho i do a skipping exercise that absolutely destroys me now, 1 min skipping, 1 min of various pushups/mountain climbers etc, repeat for 5 minutes. 1 min rest, then back at it for another 5 mins. Its strawberry floating murder


That sounds quite good actually, I've got a skipping rope at home so I could easily do that in the garden. Although i'm fairly gooseberry fool at skipping... i'm sure that'll improve with practice.

Will give that a go this weekend!
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by Brerlappin » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:05 pm

BTB wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:If I'm doing HIIT on a bike it tends to be 60 seconds hard, 60 seconds soft for twenty minutes, but I don't really know what the science behind it is.


Thats about what i do too, on the elliptical i would do 1 min hard, 1 min easy. When i use battle ropes i do 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off, because doing a straight minute of that would strawberry floating kill me :lol: Tho i do a skipping exercise that absolutely destroys me now, 1 min skipping, 1 min of various pushups/mountain climbers etc, repeat for 5 minutes. 1 min rest, then back at it for another 5 mins. Its strawberry floating murder


That sounds quite good actually, I've got a skipping rope at home so I could easily do that in the garden. Although i'm fairly gooseberry fool at skipping... i'm sure that'll improve with practice.

Will give that a go this weekend!


Yeah im shite at skipping too but every now and again i can make it the full 60 seconds without strawberry floating up :lol: Its a pretty good little routine tho. Skipping is fun as gooseberry fool when you get into a good rhythm tho and a strawberry floating great cardio workout. One of these days ill be as good as this..

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PostRe: Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Mini E » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:04 pm

I absolutely love skipping. I just worked out that I do 550 skips on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1100 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. As Brelappin says, once you get into a rhythm it feels incredible.
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PostRe: Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Poser » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:08 pm

+1 for skipping.

We used to do minute-long sets, including a recovery. 30 on, 30 off, or 40 on, 20 off, etc, for ten minutes or so.

Essential plyometric work, made you feel great and very bouncy, and I found it used to help to really clear your mind, too. Try thinking about anything else while you're skipping quickly. It's impossible :lol:
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by Brerlappin » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:26 pm

ProPoser wrote: Try thinking about anything else while you're skipping quickly. It's impossible :lol:


my train of thought when skipping

"1, 2, 3, 4,
1, 2, 3, 4,
1, 2, 3, 4,
1, 2, 3, 4
what am i having for dinn-
*trip over rope*
strawberry float"
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PostRe: Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Mini E » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:40 am

Well we can't have this not on page one of the forum...

Was feeling slightly lethargic and considering not hitting the gym today but after 30 minutes of watching the marathon I really can't bring myself to be lazy :lol: :fp:
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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:13 pm

I know that feeling ME, having a clear out of old clothes today and it's a hell of a motivational tool(also I have no clothes that fit). Football tops that were too small for me before are too baggy to have any use now.

I bought, and fit easily into, a pair of 32" jeans and two small men's t-shirts on Thursday. I've never fit into 32"s, I pretty much went from XL kids to 34" and 36".

Tl;dr: feels good man, let's hit the gym. :mrgreen:

Edit: it's occurred to me that most of my posts in here lately are about effects rather than actual fitness. Getting back on the ball in the gym tomorrow and a circuits session on Tuesday, so that'll balance us out. :slol:
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PostRe: Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Fatal Exception » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:19 pm

Deadlift up to 130kg from 120. Max reps at this weight went down from 12 to 9 but god damn it feels good to have that much weight on.
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PostRe: Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by PsychicSykes » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:33 pm

On account of being a disgusting slob I'd mostly blocked this thread out of my vision. With Shime Waza disappearing I'm going to need one of you magnificent specimens to step up and make a new thread. Anybody want to do the honours?
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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:46 pm

I nominate Cal.
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by Hawky » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:50 pm

Do we actually need a new thread?

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