Managed four gym sessions so far this week after tendinitis knocked me out for a month, definitely enjoying getting back into it. The chest in my t-shirts feels a bit tighter and my jeans are slightly looser. Awesome.
That's not a growth wrote:Ran the Leeds 10k in 55 mins and feeling a bit gutted, I had a stich for the last 4km which really slowed me down. Oh well, something to improve on. Serves me right for drinking for 9 hours yesterday.
Good time all the same tho. Well done! I know the feeling tho, when I did a 10k last year I had cramps in both feet that really strawberry floated me over
Thanks. The feeling mainly come from with this being a very flat course I was looking forward to seeing my "true" race time would be since I've only done tail runs before. Not the end of the world, though.
Was able to squat 5x6 at 80kg after an hour's cardio last night, which is probably an indication that I should move the weight up a bit next leg day. Ideally I'd like to be back up at my PB of 120kg(or four of my dog) by the end of September. I'm chest pressing at 60kg now as well, which is PB kind of level for that so I'm clearly getting stronger.
Annoyingly enough, I'm not losing any weight. Been hitting the gym, weights and cardio, five times a week for three weeks since I hurt my foot and still sit in at 90kg on the scales. Keeping track of what I eat, too. I'd like to think I'm losing fat and gaining muscle, but I don't even think I am.
I got up to 60kg 5x10 last week, 5 weeks post-op (knee...not sex change!)
Making good progress accordingto Physio, albeit with a compel of clicks that are now there, but I think the main drawback is psychological. I seem reluctant to do things that is not usually give a second thought to! Just cautious about doing too much too soon maybe
Great work Cora, I'm sure your muscle mass will be increasing even if it's not immediately evident - I always have the same issue when starting back up at the gym, takes a while to be really sure that while the scales stay the same my fat is lessening. Got any excess sugar/shite in your diet that you could cut down on to make sure?
I'm in the exact same position as you just now cp, shoulders still coming along and I'm slowly upping all my lifts but I'm really reluctant to push it hard. Get the clicks and everything. Whereas before I wouldn't have thought twice about banging out a few more reps on any given lift once it starts getting hard, now once I feel even the slightest streets I'm stopping. Hopefully it'll only be another month or so in this state and I can properly get back on it, and start incorporating more taxing lifts on my shoulder like chin ups.
Going to hit 130kg 3x6 on the deadlift today anyway which isn't too appalling, the numbers are rising quickly for it at least.
Yeah Ian, my diet went to gooseberry fool for six weeks after a breakup so I've taken serious steps to cut the crap.
My mate's back home from China next Thursday for a month and I had a goal of 20 gym sessions in 22 days from finding out to him touching down, and no junk food. strawberry floated it and missed a couple of extra days, and got a Chinese in last Wednesday but I'm motoring away and it's been good to get back in about it. Going for the 90kg squat tonight, 5x6. Will report back
After getting the gooseberry fool knocked out of me every week at BJJ sparring since I started, I finally smashed someone to bits tonight Got an armbar and and an Americana on my partner. Felt good to not be the class bottom bitch for once. Even managed to land a sweep on a more experienced partner too. Most basic sweep ever, the idiot trip, but it works like a charm. Landed a bunch of other sweeps I learned on YouTube last night too
Great work brer, how long you been going for? Been reading around it a little bit and it does sound as though everyone gets beaten down for a fair while when starting until they properly know the ropes.
4 months now, but only sparring about a month. Yeah I might be feeling badass right now but on Saturday a strawberry floating kid who looks about 14 hit me with a bow and arrow choke (look it up, it's fun ) and had me tapping like Fred Astaire. I just got lucky tonight in that my partner was a total rookie. I'll go back to being the whipping boy by next class
It's been years since I've been inside a gym thanks to a disc herniation/sciatica. I do swimming 3x a week (3/4 of a mile) and have done since August 2015.
However, last Saturday I went bouldering in Dublin, I had absolutely brutal DOMS in my forearms, biceps and abs, plus a few other muscles too. Absolutely crippled by it, struggled to change gears whilst driving and I still have very minor DOMS.
I am checking out a gym after work tomorrow and will give some light weightlifting a go, I dread to think how bad the DOMS will be from the and how weak I'll have become. My 1 rep maxes used to be:
Squat 182.5KG Bench 112.5KG Deadlift 190KG
Done at approx 92KG bodyweight. I'm now about 87KG after weighing around 104kg in July 2015.