The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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PostThe New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Mini E » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:55 pm

:( This place is run by tyrants.

2016 Goals:

Saigon Slick wrote:
- Sit at roughly 12.5-13 stone
- Improve diet
- Incorporate regular weight and cardio training throughout the year
- Begin running 5/10ks in April and onwards
- Glasgow half marathon in October


Rocsteady wrote:Much of my fitness goals are going to be dependent on whether I spend months living on the road again. If so, maintaining roughly where I am now will be enough.

If I settle somewhere after February I want to add another 8 pounds of muscle to bring my weight up to 13.4 stone, get my deadlift back above 200kg and hold it there, maybe try push for about 220x6. Keep cracking out the HIIT four times a week.


Mini E wrote:My 2016 goals:

- Successfully complete the Reading Half Marathon, Great South Run, and Bournemouth Half Marathon
- Keep my diet as on point as it was for most of 2015.
- Get body mass down to around 75-76kg. Less fussed about this one because anything below 83kg or so is fine - it's just about what the mass consists of...
- Get my 10k time down below 50 minutes. Best is currently 50:51 so this should be do-able.
- Get my resistance stuff noticeably better than it is now (which won't be hard. I used to be strong but only because there was so much fat behind my movements)
- Get my waist size to a comfortable 30". Currently a 32". Was a 36".
- Stop drinking as much wine.... December especially was extremely stressful and white wine seems to have become my coping mechanism.


Oblomov Boblomov wrote:My goal is to have done a lot of sparring by this time next year and to generally be doing a lot more boxing training, but I also want to keep up a decent level of strength.


Leftover Falsey Sandwich wrote:- Get hench


blackoutHERO wrote:- 260 deadlift again
- 180 squat for reps
- don't get fat

blackoutHERO wrote:Gonna be more specific with my goals and go for month to month before I go travelling in Europe during the summer. Format is 1RM (ish) squat/bench/deadlift so I currently sit at about 150/100/210

February 1st: 155/102.5/220

March 1st: 160/105/225

April 1st: 165/107.5/230

May 1st: 170/110/235

June 1st: 175/112.5/240

July 1st: 180/115/245


Tinsel's not a guarantee wrote:-Body weight below 80kg
-Waist 32"
-45 min 10k
-Beat my previous times in 10k's that I do with my family (assuming they don't change the routes)
-Deadliftt 1.5x bodyweight
-Bench bodyweight
-Squat bodywight
-10 sets of 5 slow and controlled pull ups and chin ups with no assistance


I'm trying to convince a friend to compete against me at a bleep test in 6 months time, so if I can: kick his arse at it.


*<]:^D wrote:- fix my shoulder :'(


Hawky wrote:Goals:

220kg deadlift
100kg bench for reps
Be able to do a muscle up with good form.



Cuban Pete wrote:2016:

Get knee fixed.
Get back running.
Get back in shape.

Currently sitting at 102kg, put 5kg on in last few months. Not all muscle either *sad face*

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:12 pm

Sure. Might be a good idea to have different people post what their regime is just now as well and have that in the OP.

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:17 pm

:toot:

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Mini E » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:36 pm

Please post your workouts everyone and any before/current pictures so I can put them in the OP.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by BTB » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:52 pm

Don't want this new thread to fail!

My current routine is push/pull. Doing both strength (5x5) and size (3x12) days.

Push:
Squat
Bench
OHP
Dips
Calves (GVT)

Pull:
Deadlift
Rows
Lat pull downs
Curls

Also attempting to add some HIIT when possible. Makign steady progress on the lifts at the moment, trying to gain some weight so eating more, but trying to make sure it isn't junk. Gained 2kg so far. Don't have any progress pics though.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:31 pm

I have a 10K charity run in a couple of weeks so i might post some brogress pics afterwards as ive been gymming/running alot more this last month or so to get ready for it. Did an 8K run in 44 mins on Sunday, so hopefully ill be able to do 10k in a little under an hour. If i can do that ill be happy as my old boxing coach just posted on FB his 10k time which was like 55 mins or so!

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:36 pm

I forgot to post, weighed and measured in on Saturday.

In exactly 30 days I have:

Gained 2 inches on my chest
1 inch on my arms
1.5 inches on the legs
0.5 inches off my waist

Weight is holding at 73.7, peak is 74.

Pleased. I want to lean off a little though, trim some bodyfat away. I can see some muscles trying to show but have a little too much surface fat to see them.

Was talking to someone at work about cycling for my cardio, and he said he regularly goes to some really good mountain trails in Wales and I can join him. Reminded me we have a ride to work scheme where you can essentially get a couple of grands worth of bike at a massive discount and have it dripped out of your wage. Might get on that.

Fitness is pretty much the only thing keeping me going at the moment, although my appetite is non-existant so Im essentially just force feeding myself to not lose any weight.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by <]:^D » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:16 pm

where are the pics you bastard?

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:32 pm

Ill be honest, Ive not been in a great place recently and as such I dont think Im looking particularly impressive. Just me, but bigger.

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by <]:^D » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:33 pm

only joking - good progress i'm glad you're enjoying it!

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:12 pm

Just hit a new PB 1 RM dead. 115. Over the strawberry floating moon. Me and trainer both thought after that I had a 120 as 115 went smooth, but as Id just done 105, 110 & 115 we didnt want to push it. Next week we are going for 120 and then going to bang out sets of 100x5 which was my next personal goal.

I also have some gooseberry fool progress pics. They are gooseberry fool but its the best I can do right now. I should also clarify I dont think Im in any way impressive or bragging, but Im pleased with how far Ive come.

Before:
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Now:
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I stumbled upon the before picture the other day when I was sorting some folders out, and found it pretty shocking. At the time I remember reading about Christian Bale in The Machinist and how he was 55/56kg and looked like he was dying - I was a couple of kg below him but I didnt think I looked that bad. I can see now that I was strawberry floating dying, and it coincides with some of the shittest times in my life.

The now pic is over 4.5st(!) weight difference.

Im having people actually come up to me and tell me that Im looking healthy and that I seem to be growing out, which is good.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Rocsteady » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:22 pm

God, you look so much better.

Don't really have much to contribute right now as my comparison pics would be rather underwhelming using current shots and my routine's an ad-hoc mess I wouldn't recommend any copy due to my wrists. Plus my diet's always bizarre for you normo's as it's tailored for a crohn's sufferer. Will get plenty added up in time mind.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:46 pm

Thanks man, I didnt realise how bad I was until I saw it.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Mini E » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:49 pm

Good effort Falsey - very noticeable improvement.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:15 am

You look miles better False, can see a massive improvement in the chest and arms. Keep it going man.

I need to ask though, what were the three of you doing in the first picture?

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Poser » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:39 am

Anybody here use suspension/TRX trainers? I'm tempted to get some to use in my garage. I don't really want to be 'big' but I need to be stronger and leaner. They seem to be pretty well thought of for generic upper body stuff. Thoughts?

Edit: good work Falsey.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:51 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:I need to ask though, what were the three of you doing in the first picture?


You remember that picture that used to appear years ago when there are like 3 guys who are dead bored on a sofa, then the next one they are all cheering? Seemed like a great idea at the time.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by <]:^D » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:24 am

great job Falsey - as someone you mentioned said: you look like a normal human now!

Poser we use them at our s&c gym - they're really good for all sorts of stuff, just don't buy the TRX branded one because they're overpriced.

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:30 am

Thanks dudes

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by Brerlappin » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:30 am

Thats a ridiculous improvment Falsey, from noodle armed choirboy to hulking beefcake! Seriously good improvement man :D
I found soem of my heaviest photos buried in old facebook photos today. Fat face, double chin and man tits...when i get some decent new photos ill post a comparison

ProPoser wrote:Anybody here use suspension/TRX trainers? I'm tempted to get some to use in my garage. I don't really want to be 'big' but I need to be stronger and leaner. They seem to be pretty well thought of for generic upper body stuff. Thoughts?

Edit: good work Falsey.


I did TRX for a few months, and every now and again i do it at the gym since they put in some TRX equipment. Its really good for upper body and core strength. Its pretty brutal on you, but definitely feels good afterwards. My biggest complaint tho was that i found it seemed to induce an awful lot of foot cramps any time id use it, couldve jsut been me tho. But if youre looking for good bodyweight training, TRX is awesome. Love doing pushup/knee tuck combo (1 push up, pull knees up to chest and back, repeat). A minute or so of that and the arms turn to rubber :lol:

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