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by Rocsteady » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:35 pm

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:49 am

:shifty: Winkle, he's talking to you.

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by Ecno » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:11 pm

I'm slightly worried about my dead lift form, I'm not really feeling it in my legs, and a bit worried about my lower back.

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by That's not a growth » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:51 pm

I started doing them from a raised level, at most a few inches high. Forced me to use my legs more, and works that first part of the lift if you notice that's your weakest bit.

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by Dig Dug » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:20 pm

Went jogging this week for the first time in months because it's finally warm enough for me to not risk a cold.
My recent training habits have slimmed me down a bit and I think I'm overall in better shape. That said I'm going to need a few runs to get that conditioning back to stop soreness.
Also decided to start implementing shadow boxing into my routines. The constant punching and weaving is really working muscles I don't normally use, it's quite painful to be honest but I get a good sweat on from it.
I'm hurting pretty badly today and I can't make my mind up if I want to get on the bike and do a session. It's pretty light exercise and taking a long walk got me in the mood.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:52 pm

Ecno wrote:I'm slightly worried about my dead lift form, I'm not really feeling it in my legs, and a bit worried about my lower back.

Best thing you can do is to set up your phone or ask someone in the gym to record you. Post it up here and we can see where you're going wrong.

If that's too awkward, ask someone at the gym who looks like they know what they're doing to watch your form.

Always good to review the basics too: https://stronglifts.com/deadlift/#gref

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by Rocsteady » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:53 pm

Also God I hate running. strawberry floating hate it. Not been doing much cardio except lots of hiking lately as there's no boxing gym near me and even hitting the treadmill after weights is just dire. Find it so boring.

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by Joer » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:34 pm

I’ve finally got back in to the gym over the past few months. My aim is purely to lose weight at this star as I’m a chunky mess.

I’m currently doing a mixture of weights, couch to 5k and swimming. I work up an unsightly sweat after each run so am I best to focus on that for weight loss or should I keep doing a mixture of things?

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by That's not a growth » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:14 pm

Do a mixture. More sweat doesn't mean more weight loss than something else. Diet is key. Really cut down sugar.

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by Joer » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:12 am

Cool, cheers! I’ll rotate my schedule up rather than focus on just one thing then.

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by Winckle » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:17 pm

Started counting calories using MFP. It's absolutely shocking how many calories are in some things you wouldn't think of as being calorific, and (happily) the vice versa can also be true.

I'm also getting an irrational hatred for companies marking "portion sizes" as being tiny so they can get away with saying "Ah but a single portion isn't too bad!".

I took home a slice of cake from a relative's birthday party, and it was a 1940g cake from M&S that allegedly is 24 servings. Of 80g each.

So I dilligently measured out my 80g sliver of cake (about a 15 degree arc of the original circular cake), a piece so thin it was almost see-through. And it was more than 450 KCals. What's the point of it? Not filling, nutritionally void, and frankly not worth it out of the calorie budget.

I was never one to eat pre-packaged treats and cakes, usually because they're too dry and unappealling, but now I know the calorie contents of them I'm even more put off.

My problem is being a middle class wanker, and visiting posh bakeries etc on weekends. The cakes or savories there are just as unhealthy (sometimes worse) but are much more delicious.

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by Albear » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:10 pm

Calorie counting is very enlightening i found as well.

Eggs and bacon are your friends.

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by Ecno » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:33 pm

On the Calorie front, I've found ice cream to be far less calorific than pastries and similar things. I'm trying to get down to about 73kg- which would put me at at health weight. Currently at about 85kg, down from about 95kg (and possibly 98kg at one stage).

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by Garth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:07 pm

I've been doing some healthier eating lately too, as I was eating a lot of junk previously and got close to 100kg towards the end of last summer which was the heaviest I've ever been. I'm now down to 82kg, which I'm pretty happy about and I'm feeling a lot better for it. I haven't done much exercise though, so starting this month I began doing 30mins of daily exercise - hopefully I'll be a good bit fitter by this summer! :)

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by Rocsteady » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:09 pm

I’m mad back into the gym just now, typically been doing weights every second day then running round my neighbourhood every night on the weights rest day.

Apparently there’s been a bunch of muggings in my kinda ghetto neighbourhood in Sofia lately too so that spurs me on to run faster in the dark, gotta be ready.

The gym here is brilliant, new equipment and fairly quiet. Plus the weights look massive so even squatting 100kg appears unbelievable, looks about double that with regular weights.

Got a few events in early May that I want to be in crazy shape for which is spurring me on. Aiming for about 13 and a half stone with virtually no fat. Think my bf % is really low just now but only sat at about 13 stone, a pound a week of lean muscle at this stage of lifting will probably be totally unrealistic but I’m going to give it my best shot.

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by Winckle » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:44 pm

A pint of Guinness is 200 KCals. strawberry float this earth.

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by Albear » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:48 pm

Thats not too bad. Premium lagers are like 275kc! :(

Vodka and slimline tonic is the way to go.

Whats your calorie intake target?

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by Knoyleo » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:52 pm

Winckle wrote:A pint of Guinness is 200 KCals. strawberry float this earth.

That's not bad for a small meal. :shifty:

Does anyone have any experience with mats or other flooring solutions for a home gym? I currently do kickboxing drills with a heavybag hanging in my garage, but the bare concrete floor is pretty uneven, making footwork painful, especially when turning on the balls of my feet, and the other day, I ended up pulling a bit of glass out of my foot that I must have missed when sweeping.

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by Winckle » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:51 pm

Albear wrote:Thats not too bad. Premium lagers are like 275kc! :(

Vodka and slimline tonic is the way to go.

Whats your calorie intake target?

Mfp is suggesting 2500, but I've been aiming for 2000, and hitting it most days. I went a bit over yesterday because I made a fish dish for dinner that wouldn't keep as leftovers.

I've also mostly stopped drinking alcohol, and been drinking alcohol free beers instead, most of which are about 70 calories per 330mls. It saves me money on getting a taxi home because I can drive home from the bar.

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by Grumpy David » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:19 pm

Did my first ever 10KM (on a treadmill). Didn't know if I'd have the stamina for it, but it went surprisingly easy. Managed it in 58 minutes and 9 seconds, which is 5 minutes and 43 seconds per 1km. :toot:

Also managed 19 Pull Ups in a row last Friday whilst Tuesday session included 80 Pull Ups; 8 sets of 8. 1 set of 6. 2 sets of 5. :datass:


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