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Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:35 pm
by Mini E
Had four-six weeks off from running and really suffering trying to get back into it. Doing a 13-14k route which is ridiculously hilly outside Winchester and it's absolutely brutal. I have the New Forest Half Marathon in 10 days and I'm hoping this hill training really leads into a nice flat-ish 21k but right now I am so far from confident :dread:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:46 pm
by Brerlappin
Falsey wrote:Aye I was thinking about insanity or p90. I was concerned it might be a bit deep end for her.


Theres also that T25 thing, my sister is doing that now after her pregnancy so it seems like a good place if youre starting from scratch. Its only 25 min exercises too so not a huge effort required

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:44 am
by That's not a growth
Mini E wrote:Had four-six weeks off from running and really suffering trying to get back into it. Doing a 13-14k route which is ridiculously hilly outside Winchester and it's absolutely brutal. I have the New Forest Half Marathon in 10 days and I'm hoping this hill training really leads into a nice flat-ish 21k but right now I am so far from confident :dread:


Personally I found fartlek and hill sprint sessions the most beneficial, but I can't imagine doing a race with a month and a half off. Good luck.

I got a 10k trail run tomorrow in the lakes, should be nice as long as it doesn't piss it down. Took my training easy this week, mainly because I was too busy working on the bike over the weekend but it's also been good to let my body recover from the 6 day weeks I was doing.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:45 pm
by Hawky
Back in the gym 3 months after injuring my wrist and my knee again. Wrist is still painful when I'm holding a loaded barbell so bought some KT Tape the other day to try and help, not really sure if I believe it works.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:42 pm
by Rocsteady
Have you tried other wrist supports? I found bear grip ones really helpful when I tore the ligaments in my wrists.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:21 pm
by BTB
I'm trying to go the the gym before work more frequently. But that meant I do t have time to eat a proper breakfast before going to the gym (unless I get up stupid early).

What would you guys suggest I have before going when I do go early? Probably hitting the gym 30 mins after waking up. I normally have a coffee, but are there any foods I can eat/drink that would be beneficial, but not obviously too filling before going to the gym?

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:49 am
by Grumpy David
So only started regularly going to the gym in late July. Gone from benching 60KG 3x5 to 85KG 3x3. Went for a 100KG bench 1rm yesterday and failed it, but managed 95KG.

I'll definitely have 100KG bench done by the end of month.

People in the gym must think I'm on something for strength gains to come about so rapidly. :slol: Good ol' muscle memory and creatine.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:30 am
by Rocsteady
BTB wrote:I'm trying to go the the gym before work more frequently. But that meant I do t have time to eat a proper breakfast before going to the gym (unless I get up stupid early).

What would you guys suggest I have before going when I do go early? Probably hitting the gym 30 mins after waking up. I normally have a coffee, but are there any foods I can eat/drink that would be beneficial, but not obviously too filling before going to the gym?

Couple of bananas is pretty decent and super easy, provides ample energy.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:14 pm
by That's not a growth
That's not a growth wrote:I got a 10k trail run tomorrow in the lakes, should be nice as long as it doesn't piss it down...


Well it did rain.

Also due to weather earlier in the week/ year the course had to be changed so was about 11k. Now keep in mind in July I did a flat road race in Leeds that was 10k in 55:24.

I did the 11k trail run in 55:40 and came 83rd out of about 460.

Pretty damn pleased with myself.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:19 pm
by Fatal Exception
BTB wrote:I'm trying to go the the gym before work more frequently. But that meant I do t have time to eat a proper breakfast before going to the gym (unless I get up stupid early).

What would you guys suggest I have before going when I do go early? Probably hitting the gym 30 mins after waking up. I normally have a coffee, but are there any foods I can eat/drink that would be beneficial, but not obviously too filling before going to the gym?


I eat some Soreen before the gym to give me some energy, then a protein based snack afterwards for recovery.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:39 pm
by Mini E
I think I have a stress fracture in my foot :dread: - I have a half marathon on Sunday :dread:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:52 pm
by Brerlappin
Mini E wrote:I think I have a stress fracture in my foot :dread: - I have a half marathon on Sunday :dread:


Jesus don't run on that! :lol:

They made us do a full 30 minutes of sparring tonight. I have never, ever, been as physically exhausted in my life. I was more chipper after a 10k than this.

Everything hurts

Everything :dread:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:36 pm
by Mini E
Brerlappin wrote:
Mini E wrote:I think I have a stress fracture in my foot :dread: - I have a half marathon on Sunday :dread:


Jesus don't run on that! :lol:


I honestly feel like I have to. It's one of my runs for Cancer Research - I really can't drop out of things I've been sponsored to do. I'll see how it holds up to dancing like a madman at PPM's wedding reception tonight and hopefully that'll loosen it up :lol:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:50 pm
by Albear
I've heard that dancing is actually the best thing for a fractured foot.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:09 pm
by Grumpy David
Grumpy David wrote:So I've been to the gym 9 times in August so far. Back at the start of the month, I had just started weightlifting for the first time in about 4+ years. Was doing 60KG bench 3x5. Yesterday I did 90KG 1rm @ bodyweight of 85.8KG. Then 80KG 3x8 then a 4th set for 5

Muscle memory is legit. Wouldn't be surprised if I was back to benching 100KG by the end of September.

Weight on the scales hasn't really budged in 7-8 weeks so I decided to start weightlifting again and keep up the swimming. Now I do swimming 3x a week in addition to weightlifting 3x a week. Clothes feel looser but the scales is stubborn, fingers crossed it's recomposition - losing same weight of fat at same rate of gaining muscle weight. Abs certainly feel like they're becoming firmer and more visible (still a long way to go before I have 6 pack showing!) so I don't think it's optimistic thinking.

I'll hop on Testosterone Enthanate, Trenbolone Acetate, Deca Durabolin, Clenbuterol and DNP if all else fails. :slol:


Made this post just under 2 weeks ago.

I turned the 90KG 1RM bench press into an easy 3x3 90KG bench press.

Thankfully, still no back pain/sciatica, although I had shocking quads/hamstrings/glutes DOMS from squats on Wednesday, I suspect people watching me walk today and yesterday must have thought there was something wrong with me. :slol:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:56 pm
by Mini E
Took super-strength ibuprofen and used voltarol gel and managed to get the New Forest Half done in 1:57:30 which I'm pretty happy with all things considered. Bournemouth in three weeks :)

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:25 pm
by Cuban Pete
Good running TNAG!

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:11 pm
by Brerlappin
Mini E wrote:Took super-strength ibuprofen and used voltarol gel and managed to get the New Forest Half done in 1:57:30 which I'm pretty happy with all things considered. Bournemouth in three weeks :)


Good job you strawberry floating madman :lol:

I went to the gym yesterday, did my warm up, some chins, light lifting and some cardio but my arms were absolutely strawberry floating shot. To the point where it was just too sore to continue. Thursdays BJJ utterly strawberry floating destroyed me. I was so exhausted that even by Friday night my wife couldn't sleep and got up out of bed 3 times, turned the lights on, did 3 loads of washing, at one point leaned over me in bed, and I slept through it all :lol: Not even kidding but I think it was the most physically exhausted ive ever been, out of all the training ive done since I started getting fit back in 2012.

It was all worth it tho cause I got a nice armbar from guard on a chap who guillotined me the other week :nod:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:24 pm
by Saint of Killers
State of Brer's arms after the workout:

Image


:P

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:32 am
by That's not a growth
Cuban Pete wrote:Good running TNAG!


Cheers mate!