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

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:22 pm
by Rocksleddy
Busy gyms are the worst, mine never has too many people in it but those who do go are super chatty - which is pretty decent, although most of them are ultra lad types. Last time I was sitting chatting with them between sets and an Italian guy was complaining about being tired cos he'd been strawberry floating some lass then immediately afterwards had to head home and strawberry float his girlfriend so she wouldn't notice anything was wrong :fp: Knobend. Still, is a great place.

Had a gooseberry fool week this one with it, skipped a couple of sessions and my shoulder's still playing up a bit, hoping to hit it hard 5 days a week for the next two weeks then have another deload week to give my body time to recover.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:59 pm
by That's not a growth
New gym was pretty good today. Weight section was a little busy, but manageable. Pool was dead. Everywhere else fine. Considering its a Monday this is very promising.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:17 pm
by Rocksleddy
My gym went above and beyond today, was chatting to some random woman when she disappeared for a few minutes, came back out in nothing but the skimpiest bra and pants and was talking to me and the older male receptionist like nothing was going on. Think she's pushing late 30s but cracking body, really athletic with massive silicone chest. Not sure if this is some semi-nudist trend going on here, fat dude with a small towel was at it the other day.

Only had about 35 mins free so just had a quick leg sesh, squats and cycling then out. God I'm still pretty unfit.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:03 pm
by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
That's amazing :lol:

I had my first gym session in 3 weeks on Saturday. Felt so good to have DOMS again! I tried weighted chins for the first time. No belt but I just grabbed a 10kg core bag with my feet while doing them, way harder than I thought it would be but really good fun

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

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:03 pm
by That's not a growth
Well that's certainly different, don't get ladies like that in the north west, that's for sure.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:41 pm
by Mini E
Signed up for another couple of halves today. Had the New Forest and Bournemouth halves recently. Great South this weekend then a break. Might fit a couple in that break before Bath and Reading (again) in March, then the Brighton Marathon in April, then the Cotswold 24 hour relay run in July. I need to stop signing up for this gooseberry fool :lol:

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

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:04 pm
by Grumpy David
Got my blood cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels checked yesterday.

Cholesterol.
Total: <2.59 (below 5 is the figure to aim for)
HDL: <1.19 (above 1 is the figure to aim for)
Ratio: machine wouldn't calculate this because my total Cholesterol was too low. :datass:

HDL is the good cholesterol.

Blood sugar.
5.2 (below 6 is the goal). Taken about 90 minutes after eating a banana and about 180 minutes after eating a roast beef bagel with a coffee.

I didn't expect my results to be that good. :D

I'm wanting to get my Testosterone levels checked... :shifty:

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

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:12 pm
by Grumpy David
Just set a new lifetime PB (pre-sciatica record beaten) in the Bench Press.

115KG 1RM at 85KG bodyweight. :datass:

I'm so close to Two Blues and a Green either side. :datass:

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

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:41 am
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath
Rocsteady wrote:My gym went above and beyond today, was chatting to some random woman when she disappeared for a few minutes, came back out in nothing but the skimpiest bra and pants and was talking to me and the older male receptionist like nothing was going on. Think she's pushing late 30s but cracking body, really athletic with massive silicone chest. Not sure if this is some semi-nudist trend going on here, fat dude with a small towel was at it the other day.

Only had about 35 mins free so just had a quick leg sesh, squats and cycling then out. God I'm still pretty unfit.


Used to have a lass in my gym that who did bikini competitions. She'd come in, change into the skimpiest bikinis with stripper heels and practice her walks etc. Inbetween the walks she would do squats, stiff legged deads, kettle bells etc.

It was alright.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:47 pm
by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Falsey wrote: She'd come in, change into the skimpiest bikinis with stripper heels and practice her walks etc. Inbetween the walks she would do squats, stiff legged deads, kettle bells etc.


This sounds like the most amazing idea for a strip club ever

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

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:46 pm
by That's not a growth
Well I saw today what I thought was just an internet legend: a naked old man drying his balls with a hair dryer. As an added bonus he was also drying his hair with a secondary wall mounted dryer. He's clearly got life figured out.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:55 am
by blackoutHERO
Grumpy David wrote:Just set a new lifetime PB (pre-sciatica record beaten) in the Bench Press.

115KG 1RM at 85KG bodyweight. :datass:

I'm so close to Two Blues and a Green either side. :datass:


:toot:

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

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:05 pm
by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Man. Just finished a half hour of sparring. I've done a ton of HIIT training, TRX, ran a fair few 10ks, etc etc but strawberry float me sideways. I've never come across something that kills you quite like this. It's absolutely exhausting. Everything hurts. Everything :lol:

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

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:38 pm
by blackoutHERO
220kg for 5 reps in deadlift tonight. My 250kg birthday present in January is coming.

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

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:28 am
by Grumpy David
blackoutHERO wrote:220kg for 5 reps in deadlift tonight. My 250kg birthday present in January is coming.


strawberry floating beast! Well done. :) What's your height and weight?

Treat yourself to some Test and Tren for your birthday. :shifty:

I'm still too paranoid to deadlift heavy, I did 190KG about 5 years ago, but post sciatica, I've not gone above 100KG.

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

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:00 pm
by blackoutHERO
I'm 6'1 and about 95kg. Goal is to get a 300kg deadlift under 100kg BW before I'm 30. Very difficult but that's the plan.

More short term goal I'm hoping for a 180/120/250 by January 19th.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:04 pm
by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
No updates since the 5th of November??

How's everyone doing??

My own routine could be better. Had a rough month in November with awful eating habits. I put on 5kg. I can't see any real difference physically, so I'm hoping maybe ive actually put on a small bit of muscle as I have upped my lifting a little. Finally hit over a 100kg DL which is amazing for me as I'm really not a big lifter (I know that's light as strawberry float compared to some of you guys!!) so hopefully it's some extra muscle and not fat...

Trying to do 2 days BJJ and 2 days gym. It's easier said than done sadly but for the most part I'm managing. BJJ is still a long painful learning process. But definitely learning. A guy who usually kills me easily complimented me last week that I was getting harder to submit which was awesome :lol: and I could easily spot mistakes a rookie I was rolling with that I armbar'd him in seconds. I'm still dreadful at it but I'm a million times better than when i started and that's good enough!

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

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:17 pm
by Rocksleddy
Lately I've been struggling with motivation, more so now than ever since I first started lifting I think.

I'm still looking pretty good and hitting the gym 3 times a week on average but my cardio's gone to gooseberry fool, my diet isn't quite on point enough to hit the previous heights of bodybuilding, and my shoulder's still giving me major troubles - was hoping to easily be into BJJ and back into boxing by now but still can't see it happening in the foreseeable future.

I still look pretty great but my lifts are currently unspectacular and I just don't feel quite the same passion as I used to. I can summon enough of the old willpower to pull me through workouts but it's not as it used to be, currently. Need to get back into some regimented sport I think. Or just hope it's an overly lengthy malaise that will go away soon enough.

Nice work on the bjj though, should we ever meet in a gym I'll know to keep my distance ;)

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

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:30 pm
by Grumpy David
I think I'm getting a build up of fatigue. And I think regular pull ups and chin ups are causing it. I would take a longer break if I didn't have OCD level determination to go 3x a week. Maybe some "active rest" sessions involving light dumbbell work and LISS cardio.

Diet has been a little more relaxed, I still don't eat junk foods but I've been eating out at restaurants a fair bit (too many delicious cheeseburgers and all you can eat Brazilian BBQ) and drank alcohol more frequently than normally would do.

Weight seems to fluctuate 83.6-85.9KG (always measure first thing in the morning after pissing).

Bench Press 1RM increased to 117.5KG. I reckon I'll go 120KG before Christmas. :datass:

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

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:55 am
by That's not a growth
Things not going too bad. Joined a new gym a month and a half ago, and in the last 2 months I've lost about 4kg and put on a bit of muscle. Taking it easy this week, then just going to stay the course for the rest of the year, then in Jan going to get a little bit more strict for the first couple months or so. I've been doing weights, running, cycling and swimming. Weights have been slowly increasing, but I've not really pushed myself with the rest which I'll start to do, and also alternate my weights to one week strength then one week hypertrophy. Got a stretching session tomorrow, for the first time, which'll be horrible no doubt.