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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:27 am

Is this normal? I went into the sauna at my gym and one fat ugly guy moved his towel aside and then stroked his dick a few times... :dread:

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by Mafro » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:34 am

Mafro wrote:Can anyone recommend a decent little exercise bike? Something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072JWVX77/ ... dp_it&th=1

Bought this bike in the end and it came yesterday, it's really strawberry floating good https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003FSTA0U/ ... dp_it&th=1

Was worried the resistance levels would be all that at higher levels but the top two settings are pretty tough once you get going. Gonna get one of those bike phone holder things for the handlebars.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:00 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Is this normal? I went into the sauna at my gym and one fat ugly guy moved his towel aside and then stroked his dick a few times... :dread:

Totally normal, that’s how people say hi in saunas.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00 am

Rocsteady wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Is this normal? I went into the sauna at my gym and one fat ugly guy moved his towel aside and then stroked his dick a few times... :dread:

Totally normal, that’s how people say hi in saunas.

Yeah that's just basic sauna etiquette.

Please don't tell me you didn't stroke your dick back at him :fp:.

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by Knoyleo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:11 pm

There was a coach at my kickboxing class who I've not seen lead before, and oh boy, he was intense. Very attentive and exact when we were going over some technique work, but then he was absolutely wailing on people when he was demonstrating the sparring moves :lol:

Super intense, and I'm going to be very sore tomorrow, but it felt so good to really push myself today.

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by Ecno » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:48 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
BTB wrote:Gym I go to has been redone, so the free weight area is a lot bigger which is great, but they didn't add any additional equipment, so when it is busy it doesn't really help which is quite annoying. Definitely thought they would add another squat rack (currently only has one).

Back in the gym this week after a couple of weeks off due to stag dos, weddings and having a cold. Feels good but want to try and mix up my exercise a bit more to have more cardio and include yoga as well, just will have to see how much time I can spend on each.

Same they did my gym up too but added no new equipment. Pointless! I don't get why they let it oversubscribe...PureGym greenwich


I use PureGym Borough, it was previously a Soho Gyms at about £70 but under Pure it was about £20 a month (think it's gone up to £30 since I joined).

They've not got any wipes/tissues to wipe stuff down, which I think is pretty awful. And they've not sorted the air conditioning out from when then bought it. However it's so close and too crowded if I avoid the real peak time between 6-8 that it's still worth it.

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by Winckle » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:00 pm

So a month after my last post I thought I'd check in again. I went on holiday for a week and didn't track my calories at all for the ten days I was off work. I felt any tracking would be so inaccurate as to be meaningless, and I didn't want the stress on holiday. I don't think I went too crazy, though I have virtually stopped drinking and when on holiday I had quite a lot of wine and beer.

This has put me behind schedule so my subgoal of escaping obesity is now on track for the end of September rather than August.

I've also shifted my ultimate goal from a BMI of 24.9 to 23. I figured it's not a good idea to be just in the boundary of a normal weight. With all that said, here's the graph.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 pm

That's not a bad blip for a holiday, and good work for getting straight back on the wagon again. You'll be hitting that goal before you know it.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 pm

Yeah, don't worry too much about it, holidays are about having fun. You're making great progress, nice one!

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by Dig Dug » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:05 pm

Not much has changed training wise but I've finally got past my ice cream addiction so I am on a relatively path of healthy eating once more.
Also I've made peace with my father this week after not talking for a year so I should be okay to use his gym again.

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by Winckle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:34 pm

Dig Dug wrote:Not much has changed training wise but I've finally got past my ice cream addiction so I am on a relatively path of healthy eating once more.
Also I've made peace with my father this week after not talking for a year so I should be okay to use his gym again.

Is your father the famous sportswear and gym magnate "JD"?

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by Mafro » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:15 pm

Dig Dug Bannatyne.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:51 pm

For about a month now I've been back at the gym I used to go to when I was at my strongest, several years ago.

Somehow I am already deadlifting 120kg for 10 reps and benching 90kg for 5 reps :shock:. This is progress I've just not managed to achieve at any other gym since.

Reckon I can increase the deadlift some way for another few weeks, but I can tell the bench is already peaking. Would love to try a 1RM for 100kg, but will have to get a spotter for that!

Much better at running in general than I ever was back in the strong days. Doing a Rough Runner in London next weekend, which should be a laugh.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:49 am

I'm still doing my cardio with weights *thing*. I've been doing fasted workouts for about 3 weeks now and while I have no idea if it's helping with fat loss, I do know I procrastinate a hell of a lot less than I did when working out after breakfast :lol: So I'm going to stick with it. Makes gooseberry fool a lot less complicated first thing in the morning and that's welcome too!

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by Winckle » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 pm

Hello GRFit, checking in again since my last post in July.

I've not been as good at going the gym lately. As the nights get darker is hard not to just want to stay home and warm rather than drive in traffic for a bit, exercise, and then drive back.

Food wise I'm still doing well. I've dropped to a 750 kcal deficit from 1,000 as I was finding 1,600 too difficult to achieve, even with me eating the same 180 kcal breakfast and 450 kcal lunch every weekday.

The upshot of that is I didn't reach a sub-30 BMI by September as I had predicted back in July, but I feel the progress is still good.

I'm just now reaching the not-obese point for the first time since I was a child, hopefully on my next update I'll be well into it. Interestingly you can probably pick out LFC home games from my weekend spikes when I have unhealthy food and beer at the match.

Here's the graph.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:00 am

After strawberry floating up my ankle last year during a 10k trail race this year has mostly been about recovery. First 5 months getting back to the point where it doesn't hurt after a run, then the next 5 months building up my stamina, strength and speed back to something approaching my peak.

After several 10ks that have gone well on Saturday I had my last race of the year, a 5k trail race in the same location where I injured my ankle. I bossed it, coming 11th out of over 75 runners (27:34), mostly only being beaten by under 16s from running clubs (holy strawberry float they're quick).

My plan is to now get back into weights for the winter as I've not done them for a year. Yesterday was my first session. I'm currently struggling to bring my brew to my mouth, yet really happy. It's great to be back.

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by Hime » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:34 am

Winckle wrote:Hello GRFit, checking in again since my last post in July.

I've not been as good at going the gym lately. As the nights get darker is hard not to just want to stay home and warm rather than drive in traffic for a bit, exercise, and then drive back.

Food wise I'm still doing well. I've dropped to a 750 kcal deficit from 1,000 as I was finding 1,600 too difficult to achieve, even with me eating the same 180 kcal breakfast and 450 kcal lunch every weekday.

The upshot of that is I didn't reach a sub-30 BMI by September as I had predicted back in July, but I feel the progress is still good.

I'm just now reaching the not-obese point for the first time since I was a child, hopefully on my next update I'll be well into it. Interestingly you can probably pick out LFC home games from my weekend spikes when I have unhealthy food and beer at the match.

Here's the graph.

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Good work Winkle. Are you still going to the gym? Do you track macro's or just calorie count?

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by Winckle » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:41 am

I try and go the gym three times a week, but I'm lacking discipline, so usually only manage two. I don't pay too much attention to macros, but they are tracked by my app.

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by Hime » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 am

You try changing to workout plan that is designed for two days a week rather than three? Are you still doing weight lifting? If so you should pay attention to your protein intake, you're in a unique position being relatively new to weight training in that you have a small window that you can lose fat while gaining muscle mass*.

*Apologies if that comes across as patronising.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:43 pm

I've decided to stop eating meat as much as possible. Time to hit up that vegetarian lifestyle :datass:.

Deadlift is up to 142.5kg but left me feeling very sore to the point of being unable to walk properly for 3-4 days, so I'm taking it down again.

Feeling in pretty good shape these days, all considered.

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