The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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by That's not a growth » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:39 pm

About a month ago I decided to start properly stretching my legs at the beginning of every session, rather than just when they're bothering me, since I've always been annoyed by my lack of mobility and couldn't reach the top of my ankles when bending over with straight legs. Today, for the first time in my life, I touched my toes.

Also, I bought a bike online last night so to force me to try to do another triathlon. I've got my eye on one in...May, think it is. Works out well since I turn 30 in June so would like to undo last year's failure before then.

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by Rocsteady » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:43 pm

Nicely done TNAG, I'm still a fair bit from touching my toes but yoga's being a godsend for me. Do it every rest day and I can really feel the difference in the gym already, my limbs feel looser which will hopefully make them less prone to tearing.

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by Banjo » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:48 pm

I was thinking of fitness goals for the year. I don't think there's anything particularly remarkable to achieve for myself, but I would like a steady consistency of good eating and training. If I can consistently practice yoga, dance and maybe some bodywork while maintaining a varied, healthy diet I'll be pleased.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:46 pm

Just got myself a sick new BJJ gi. No longer using the crappy starter gi i got last year. Feel like going from a free skin to an ultra-rare orange tier skin in a F2P game :lol:

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by Rocsteady » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:42 am

Nice, looks smart as.

I'm dreading the gym today, was going nicely but I strawberry floated a long weekend by getting messed up and barely eating while skipping all my yoga sessions. Muscles are consequently feeling tight and sore and I feel weak/light, not gonna be a fun session.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:10 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Nice, looks smart as.

I'm dreading the gym today, was going nicely but I strawberry floated a long weekend by getting messed up and barely eating while skipping all my yoga sessions. Muscles are consequently feeling tight and sore and I feel weak/light, not gonna be a fun session.


Im sure after one session youll be back to normal :D I was out the last week myself with a cold. Gonna be rough tonight too. Ive been getting cold after cold this strawberry floating year.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Yeah it actually went surprisingly well, sure you can push yourself through it too! Managed to hit 3x6 at 85kg on the bench which is the heaviest I've lifted since tearing my shoulder over a year ago :D

Didn't even experience any muscle pain with it. Yoga :wub:

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by Brerlappin » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:50 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Yeah it actually went surprisingly well, sure you can push yourself through it too! Managed to hit 3x6 at 85kg on the bench which is the heaviest I've lifted since tearing my shoulder over a year ago :D

Didn't even experience any muscle pain with it. Yoga :wub:


Nice! I really must try yoga. They do yoga classes in my gym, I'm tempted to check it out next time it's on. A lot of BJJ guys swear by yoga too.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:06 pm

Definitely should if you can spare the time. It's already helped my flexibility to the extent I'm hopeful I'll actually manage to try out BJJ in the fairly near future without instantly tearing or pulling a muscle. Which would be nice.

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by Brerlappin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:54 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Definitely should if you can spare the time. It's already helped my flexibility to the extent I'm hopeful I'll actually manage to try out BJJ in the fairly near future without instantly tearing or pulling a muscle. Which would be nice.


Youd have a pretty good advantage over most new starters. The flexibility, and probably even more importantly, the breathing techniques you do in Yoga would reaaaaally help in BJJ. Learning to control your breathing when sparring is a huge deal.

Man some of the warmups they do in this new BJJ gym are nuts tho. Im wrecked today. At one point we had to run on all fours while your partner just laid on his back and clung to your belt. So you were spider running up the length of the gym hauling dead weight of a fully grown adult male attached to your belt :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:51 pm

Why did I decide to try no gi sparring

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Even my hair hurts. I feel like I straight up just got jumped. :dread:

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 pm

email from a fellow GRcader:

I've been sticking to the working out - 30mins kettlebell, 30min run every other night. Lifting the bell doesn't get any easier so I'll probably have to do some strength work on top of the rest - mainly my left arm, the usual.

Get this - part of the run lap is up a hill. A street on a hill to be exact; I run up it like times. Anyway - I was running up it one night and there was a skip right at the top of it, so thought I could get rid of a mattress that was under a bed once I'd finished the run. I ran past the skip a few times and there was no one about, so decided it was time to get rid and I went and got the mattress and ran - literally ran up this hill to avoid being seen - dragging the mattress behind me by the two handles.

By the time I got to the skip I had *NO* energy to actually lift the mattress into the strawberry floating skip. Each time I tried I got weaker so I had to wait 8 or 9 minutes before I could lift it in. Of course cars and people decided to go this way and they all seen me loitering beside a skip with a double mattress half destroyed by being dragged up a hill.

Meh, lol - got it in eventually!


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by That's not a growth » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:32 am

Wat :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:38 pm

That could be some kind of new super exercise. Mattress carry Hill sprints

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by That's not a growth » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:59 pm

I have finally gotten over the point where one of my belt notches was too tight, and one was too loose, and my waist must have shrink a little since I was able to go for the smaller one today. Weight is still basically the same it's been for months, so guess that's a sign my recomp is going well.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:21 pm

Just signed up to do a triathlon in May which is the same course as the one i failed to do in September. Got myself a new bike a few weeks ago, so hopefully it'll work out this time.

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by Brerlappin » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 am

Nice on TNAG. Triathlons are nuts. Im not sure i could do a regular marathon, nevermind a triathlon.

Got a weird pain in my knee these last couple days. If i squat down, it feels fine for about 5 seconds, then i get a stabbing pain just below the right kneecap. Not sure if its from lifting, BJJ, or something else. Its worrying tho :/

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by That's not a growth » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:25 am

Oh, I should clarify, it's a sprint triathlon, so the shortest distance. Hopefully work up to longer ones in future, though.

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by Mini E » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:46 am

Good man! Good luck with it :) Hope your knee sorts itself out Brerlappin... Have a few non-weight-bearing days if possible (I know easier said than done...) - I've had to have 6 weeks off training with a couple of foot injuries which is an absolute pain in the arse. I've put on 7kg since just before Christmas - up from 83 to 90kg - being injured sucks balls. Foot seems to be okay as of this Monday and girlfriend has just begun a 12 week placement in Barcelona so I'm using that 12 weeks as a small training macrocycle. Should be able to get back to where I was before Christmas, although I am concerned about watching calorie intake when I have the Reading and Bath halves in March and the Brighton marathon 2nd week in April. My fitness is very much not up to these after six weeks out :fp:

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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by That's not a growth » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:48 am

Should pick back up fairly quickly, but yeah, it's annoying the difference a bit of time off makes.


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