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by Hime » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:43 am

It's the boredom I hate. Being outside walking the dogs is far more enjoyable for me, the same with running outside, if you go a reasonable distance you have no choice but to come back. I'd much rather use a prowler in the gym.

Although not as productive I am enjoying the time it saves working out at home.

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by Hime » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:55 am

Jeff Nippard cited a study in one of his most recent videos that showed a test group did 1/9th of their training volume for 8 months and kept all the muscle mass while another group did no training for the same period of time and lost everything. The point being that it would seem doing something is indeed always better than doing nothing.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:58 am

Wow, if that's true that's unreal.

I'm really noticing the additional free time too.

Did another 3x run through of workout A yesterday. I think my shoulders and chest will come out of this period still looking ok, rest of body not so much.

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by Peter Crisp » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:10 pm

I just tried the new exercise bike :slol: .

I've been swimming for well over 5 years now and doing personal challenges that meant I was doing an average 3.5km swims in just over an hour with no breaks 4 times a week but I just tried 10 minutes on an exercise bike and managing 3.5 km in that time with a break after 2.2km and I'm now more strawberry floating knackered than I ever remember being.
It doesn't help that 90% of my power in swimming comes from my arms (I honestly think I swim faster if I don't use the leg kick and do exactly that if trying to pass someone in the lane swimming area) so my legs are just used when I'm plodding about at work doing my job (I walk many miles a day doing that but it's walking) and I may now have crippled myself for life.

This next 12 weeks is going to be strawberry floating fun :fp: .
Please Boris open up the swimming pools or at least leave them unlocked so IO can sneak in :cry: .

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by That's not a growth » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:29 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I just tried the new exercise bike :slol: .

I've been swimming for well over 5 years now and doing personal challenges that meant I was doing an average 3.5km swims in just over an hour with no breaks 4 times a week but I just tried 10 minutes on an exercise bike and managing 3.5 km in that time with a break after 2.2km and I'm now more strawberry floating knackered than I ever remember being.
It doesn't help that 90% of my power in swimming comes from my arms (I honestly think I swim faster if I don't use the leg kick and do exactly that if trying to pass someone in the lane swimming area) so my legs are just used when I'm plodding about at work doing my job (I walk many miles a day doing that but it's walking) and I may now have crippled myself for life.

This next 12 weeks is going to be strawberry floating fun :fp: .
Please Boris open up the swimming pools or at least leave them unlocked so IO can sneak in :cry: .


I miss swimming too Pete, although it's forcing to me cycle which is good as I got a bit too much into my head after coming off my bike a couple of times. Although you should use your legs!

Today I did a back and biceps workout.

• One Arm Water Row 8x3 (used a washing basket (it can squeeze the handles together so I can grab both at once) filled with bottles for this, as a bucket wasn't heavy enough)
• Pull up / chin up (alternate) 5x4
• Reverse water fly 8x3 (buckets)
• Broom chair row 8x3 (actually used my pull up bars on the chairs, rather than a broom handle)
• Curls (3x8) (this looked ridiculous, I hung two buckets of the side of my pull up bars (the ends curl so it was secure), then curled it from the middle on arm at a time. Only way I could get the weight high enough with a comfortable set up, but it was sturdy and it worked)

Then a 6km run. I was going to go longer but I was strawberry floating knackered.

Not too bad a workout, don't think I need to change it for next week, but I'll have a think just in case. Really need to have think about what I'm going to do for legs on Sat, last week was a bit crap.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 pm

God I miss the gym

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by Igor » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:47 am

You guys haven't considered getting any resistance band sets? None on Amazon but plenty on eBay. Resistance isn't as precise as weights, obviously, so you're working more on 'feel', but they're great for getting some training in.

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by Hime » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:56 am

Igor wrote:You guys haven't considered getting any resistance band sets? None on Amazon but plenty on eBay. Resistance isn't as precise as weights, obviously, so you're working more on 'feel', but they're great for getting some training in.

I thought about it but pull up bar has my covered for pull up/chin up, reverse row and leg raises, I've filled my gym bag with books for legs which I would guess is heavier than legs so I don't really know when I would use them.

Rocsteady wrote:God I miss the gym

I'm trying to look forward to going back on a novice programme and progressing every week again.


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by Winckle » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:17 am

Grumpy David wrote:I knew I was fooling myself but treadmill running is really ridiculously easy compared to actual outdoor running on grass. :slol:

I have DOMS from cardio. Weirdly even my biceps felt sore! :fp:

Did flat out sprinting, then a gentle jog and repeat on Saturday and still feeling it now although managed to motivate myself to go again this evening.

Wish I could be picking heavy gooseberry fool up and then putting it down again but at least with the nice weather, it makes the forced change more tolerable.

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:36 am

gone back to running 3 times a week now. Going out really early to avoid people and getting 4.5 miles in each time, hoprfully I'll be back to my usual self relatively quickly.

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by Hime » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:03 am

Thought I had gotten lucky as Argos have the Men's Health power rack available for £200. "Max Weight 140kg" :| who is this useful for? I really don't mean to be a dick, that's the upper range of my squatting but if you're lifting enough to consider buying a rack surely you'd hope to go beyond that at some point.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:41 pm

Hime wrote:Thought I had gotten lucky as Argos have the Men's Health power rack available for £200. "Max Weight 140kg" :| who is this useful for? I really don't mean to be a dick, that's the upper range of my squatting but if you're lifting enough to consider buying a rack surely you'd hope to go beyond that at some point.

Is it a full power cage? If so surely that's just a case of you get what you pay for. You need to be shelling out some way over £200 for a decent power rack.

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by Hime » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:24 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:Thought I had gotten lucky as Argos have the Men's Health power rack available for £200. "Max Weight 140kg" :| who is this useful for? I really don't mean to be a dick, that's the upper range of my squatting but if you're lifting enough to consider buying a rack surely you'd hope to go beyond that at some point.

Is it a full power cage? If so surely that's just a case of you get what you pay for. You need to be shelling out some way over £200 for a decent power rack.

Yeah I know but most places are sold out, thought I'd gotten lucky.

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by Dig Dug » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:41 am

With the gym being closed I need ways to better exercise from home. Anyone got any recommendations for skipping ropes, yoga mats, ab rollers and resistance bands?
The bands in particular I want a set which gives me some flexibility is how I train. Most sets I see use the 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 lbs system but I want to know if there are any others I should look into first.

I have vinyl flooring also which I'll need to account for when buying a mat and roller.


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