The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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by Hime » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Rocsteady wrote:What is it you find difficult with diet? Just getting enough protein/calories in? I had to tailor mine a lot as I'm a natural ectomorph and since being diagnosed with crohns I've had to pile the food in.

Nah man just pleasure only lift on business trips and when backpacking for a long amount of time. Normally like to go crazy the last few weeks before a holiday and use the time away as deload time but hasn't worked out like that this time.

Managed to keep myself from going tonight, no point in overworking and strawberry floating up my health for the holiday just to stay in shape. As i probably won't get a decent session in for a few weeks now i took a couple of shots, bit less muscle mass than i was packing before and the terrible lighting removes all definition but still think I'm looking decent. Come back with a tan and within a month of lifting I'll have surpassed it.

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When I was really into T25 with dieting I got down to 11st 9 at my lightest and had really defined abs but not much upper body and most importantly I felt gooseberry fool with no energy (same thing happened when I was 19 Thai boxing, got down to 11st 5 but had no energy at all, could barely get through 3 rounds). I've found that around 12 stone 7 is my ideal weight but although I'm happy with my shape I struggle to get reallh defined abs. It's probably a worthy sacrifice because I love eating. All very first world I know, must be really tough having crohns.

Looking good man. You're going to Thailand right? Worth having a go at a Thai boxing gym if you fancy killing yourself. If the weather is anything like it was when I went you'll be able to eat and drink whatever you want as you'll sweat a couple of pounds every day.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:38 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
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Looking strawberry floating jacked mate 8-)

:lol:

Cheers man.

What height are you hime? I’ve not weighed myself in so long I can’t even remember my ideal weight, I think at around 13st I feel good. Still light enough to be mobile while looking pretty big.

It’s not too bad, used to be absolutely awful but weed/cbd oil has pretty much sorted it out. Did look into doing that as I thought it’d be cool learning over there, no chance the couple of mates I’m travelling with would be into it though.

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by Hime » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:04 am

I'm 6ft, pretty broad so I figure I'll always be at the top end of the BMI. Do you have any metrics for recording progress?

Does anyone here have a chicken and boiled veg diet or are you more easy going?

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by Rocsteady » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:43 am

I used to be really anal about counting calories and protein when I started, but I started out weighing about 8 and a half stone so I felt like I had to track that gooseberry fool to make sure I was gonna progress. I’ve lifted for so many years now that I don’t really bother and eat what I want to an extent, I know roughly what will keep me in decent shape but eat dark chocolate most days and a few pizzas or whatever else junk food a week, etc.

My only method of tracking progress has ever been my memory. Not really one for keeping a diary or similar.

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by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:38 pm

My god that first session back :wub:

Felt like I was about to pass out a couple of times but thankfully my chest still feels quite clear, will find out tomorrow if it was a terrible idea or not.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:04 pm

Rocsteady wrote:My god that first session back :wub:

Felt like I was about to pass out a couple of times but thankfully my chest still feels quite clear, will find out tomorrow if it was a terrible idea or not.

This is the longest time since I started training (around 12 years ago) that I've not been to the gym. I think it's been around 5 weeks, simply down to everything that goes along with a wedding. I'm going tomorrow, as long as I stop strawberry floating drinking right now, and I cannot wait for the pain I'm going to experience in the following 3-5 days :lol:.

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by Rocsteady » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:54 am

Had my first muay thai fight yesterday. It was a slightly gimped version, 3 rounds with elbows and knees disallowed, still quite the experience though.

Was paired with a French guy in his mid 30s. Towards the end of the first he hit me with a straight left that i saw coming but couldn't dodge in time, landed flush on my chin - never been hit like it. Started seeing hazy colours all around the edges of my vision. Was so tempted to retire at the end of the round but though I'd come that far already.

In the end he won by decision which, looking back at the video my friend took, I feel was fairly harsh. I think I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the better blows while using some of my slightly greater strength to keep him at decent range. He was a speedy strawberry floater though and pretty adept at landing on the inside.

Kicks from both of us were limited, I have no experience in them so literally only threw punches. Probably counted against me. He landed a flat blow on the side of my knee which I barely felt at the time but is now a monster bruise.

Feel good about doing it despite the loss. I'm still getting adrenalin rushes thinking about it, similar to when you first start getting regularly laid as a teen and it consumes your mind. Can still see that left jab coming towards me, my left pushing his head to set up distance for a right hook and forcing myself to keep pressure on as the urge to vomit from exhaustion was rising.

Might try it again tonight but not certain. Professional fighters are strawberry floating mental.

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by Brerlappin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:04 pm

Awesome man, I didn't even know you were training. Yeah I'd say not throwing any kicks definitely counted against you. I think MT judging does look for that and will score negatively against you for not using kicks. At the very least throw a few teeps just to get distance!

Combat sports really gets into the blood like that tho. You get fixated on that gooseberry fool, I still constantly relive rolls I've had in BJJ all the time just thinking about gooseberry fool I could've done differently or the rare time I did get a submission and gooseberry fool. Upload your footage if you can I'd love to see it!
Oh and yeah professionals are nuts. I can't imagine the balls it takes to do that gooseberry fool for a living.

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by Rocsteady » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:48 am

Let me watch the footage again and I'll see if it's worth uploading :slol:

There were a few times I thought about kicking but I was still adopting a traditional boxing stance out of habit and could feel my balance going whenever trying to manoeuvre round for a kick.

My footwork most disappointed me, when boxing consistently a few years ago it used to be my strongest aspect. Was lighter back then so didn't have as much power but could avoid blows and control the ring much better. Think I'm just out of practice but my footwork the other day was dire, couldn't manufacture the right space between us at all. He knew his reach was shorter so stayed in my face the whole time but I could've backed off more effectively and set the range much better. There was one uppercut in particular which I think could have ended the fight had it landed but I slightly misjudged the distance and came up a couple of inches short.

It is harder too when he used kicks to bridge the gap between us, not used to that at all.

Totally agree about the fixation though, as you can probably tell :lol:

Moving in to a different flat when back from Thailand in a couple of weeks which is reasonably close to a boxing gym which has produced a couple of recent world champions.100% getting down there and getting my skills up. Think my muay thai days are over, spending the rest of my time here partying :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:46 pm

Did you actually fight a Thai bloke in Thailand for your first ever foray into MT?? :lol: Thats madness! Fair play to you tho man, not many people would have the balls to do that. The little bit of MMA sparring i did was enough for me to know that im not too keen on getting punched in the face! Enjoy the partying, you earned it :D

Feeling like a fat gooseberry fool here myself, because of the snow i couldnt get to the gym, and then after that iw as on holidays last week, so another week of no gym and eating like a pig. To cap it all, my gym fees are due and ive just spent a week in Copenhagen, super strawberry floatin expensive city, to come home and find my cat got his ear completely strawberry floated up in a cat fight, so thats more money. But i cant NOT train... gonna have to put it on the credit card or something til next month. And on top of it all i want to go back to jiu jitsu too but thats another 50 quid i can ill afford. Being an adult strawberry floating sucks.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Nah I'm not quite that mental! :lol: was a French bloke instead, figured that'd be a bit easier :shifty:

It was a heavy first day's introduction to muay thai for real though, my nose still feels out of joint.

That is rough man, I find personally that eating well and sufficient amounts cuts crazy amounts into my budget too. Definitely not always the cheapest of hobbies to stay in shape. Like you though training long term's not an option, training/food is basically the last thing I cut back on when rough on money.

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by Brerlappin » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:05 pm

I was thinking of going back to BJJ training in April as my chest is feeling a bit better, only to find out my strawberry floating gym is moving across the city :lol: Its a ball ache to get to as it is, this would be easily 30-40 minute walk from work just to get to. I don't think ill be going back to be honest, and every other gym in the city is crazy money i just cant afford. That's probably my training done for the foreseeable future at any rate sadly. There is a Judo place near me that charges next to nothing tho so i might check that out. At least im back to normal training now tho. After 3 weeks off i had to do a big deload so my squat is now only at 115kg down from 135.5 at the end of February :(

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by Hime » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:59 am

What have you done to your chest Brer?

Unfortunately I finely hurt my back doing deadifts. I've been making done great progress but I got lazy and went straight in at a reasonably heavy weight (for me, obvs). Thankfully though the strength training has helped my back no end, 5 years ago this would have stopped me doing anything for at least a week but after stretching and some anti inflammatory's I'll be good to go today.

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by Brerlappin » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:51 pm

Hime wrote:What have you done to your chest Brer?

Unfortunately I finely hurt my back doing deadifts. I've been making done great progress but I got lazy and went straight in at a reasonably heavy weight (for me, obvs). Thankfully though the strength training has helped my back no end, 5 years ago this would have stopped me doing anything for at least a week but after stretching and some anti inflammatory's I'll be good to go today.


Just had bad asthma issues for the last few months. Means I cant do any cardio at all of my chest feels like its on fire.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Ah man that sucks. Ditto the gym moving. Hopefully the Judo joint will pique your interest.

My workouts have been going a-okay but I have also been eating all sorts of crap this past week :lol: and so also feel like a bit of a oinker. Hopefully new month new/old attitude of sticking to mostly healthy diet will kick in for rest of April. A big help to that would keep not taking too much money with me to work and so not being able to splurge on lunch and "walking home meals" :lol: (Seriously though, working regular office hours brings on the hungies like crazy at 5 PM!)

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by Rocsteady » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:33 pm

I’m only using dumbbells for a few months to cure my muscular imbalances once and for all. Not put a massive effort into diet since Thailand so I’m down almost a stone in weight in the last month, means my arms aren’t popping but my abs are next level from what they’ve ever been before. Feel quite sprightly too, it’s nice.

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by Hime » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:01 pm

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Hime wrote:What have you done to your chest Brer?

Unfortunately I finely hurt my back doing deadifts. I've been making done great progress but I got lazy and went straight in at a reasonably heavy weight (for me, obvs). Thankfully though the strength training has helped my back no end, 5 years ago this would have stopped me doing anything for at least a week but after stretching and some anti inflammatory's I'll be good to go today.


Just had bad asthma issues for the last few months. Means I cant do any cardio at all of my chest feels like its on fire.

That sucks man, is there anything you can do it do you just have to wait for it to pass?

Rocsteady wrote:I’m only using dumbbells for a few months to cure my muscular imbalances once and for all. Not put a massive effort into diet since Thailand so I’m down almost a stone in weight in the last month, means my arms aren’t popping but my abs are next level from what they’ve ever been before. Feel quite sprightly too, it’s nice.

Having put weight out trying to increase upper body mass and strength I do miss having really defined abs. I have a lot of respect for people who can get big and cut but I know I don't have the discipline for that.

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by Brerlappin » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:23 pm

Hime wrote:
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Hime wrote:What have you done to your chest Brer?

Unfortunately I finely hurt my back doing deadifts. I've been making done great progress but I got lazy and went straight in at a reasonably heavy weight (for me, obvs). Thankfully though the strength training has helped my back no end, 5 years ago this would have stopped me doing anything for at least a week but after stretching and some anti inflammatory's I'll be good to go today.


Just had bad asthma issues for the last few months. Means I cant do any cardio at all of my chest feels like its on fire.

That sucks man, is there anything you can do it do you just have to wait for it to pass?
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Just gotta wait and see if it gets better sadly. Doctors can't seem to do much and it's been 5 months now. But it's a bit better now so hopefully I'm over the worst of it

Saint of Killers wrote:Ah man that sucks. Ditto the gym moving. Hopefully the Judo joint will pique your interest.

My workouts have been going a-okay but I have also been eating all sorts of crap this past week :lol: and so also feel like a bit of a oinker. Hopefully new month new/old attitude of sticking to mostly healthy diet will kick in for rest of April. A big help to that would keep not taking too much money with me to work and so not being able to splurge on lunch and "walking home meals" :lol: (Seriously though, working regular office hours brings on the hungies like crazy at 5 PM!)


Judo is supposed to be even tougher on your body than BJJ so I'll probably give it one class and be like "nah you're alright I prefer having working joints" :lol:
I hear you on the walking home meals tho. If I don't bring a set lunch to work with me all day long I'll be thinking about buying myself some strawberry floating snacks :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:19 am

I checked out the Judo class last night. Good god. It didnt go at all like i expected. The guys were able to throw me easily alright, standing up i didnt have much of a clue against them which was what i was expecting. But i kinda though theyd be better on the ground than they were considering how closely related Judo and BJJ are. There were only 4 of us there and on the ground i beat all of them including their strawberry floating brown belt of 13 years. Like no exaggeration but i was always the bottom bitch in BJJ and got strawberry floating rekt by everyone so it was a bit of a shock to say the least. I honestly couldnt even believe it but i managed to pull off a strawberry floating anaconda choke on the brown belt. Ive NEVER done that in live sparring, or even come close to it. The last time i even drilled one was close to 2 years ago but the guy shot in on me and i just thought "strawberry float it do an anaconda choke" :lol:

This is the anaconda choke. Im still in shock i even remembered how to do it but i love this choke.



Im not sure if ill go back tho. Kinda feel now like maybe i should just tough it out and try to find a BJJ gym thats close to me and relatively cheap, but thats the problem as there are none :?


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