GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Peter Crisp
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:05 pm

I just did a 20km bike ride on the exercise bike in the garage in about 45 minutes with the friction (whatever it's called) set at a fairly decent level for a beginner.
Being that up to now my exercise is swimming and I'm ok for an amateur (I manage an average of 2k a day) I have no idea if that's good or not. I will be going for a walk later with my dad around some fields out the back for about an hour and hope to do another bike ride later as I'm not at work either so need the exercise.

I think this should be enough until I get back to work and swimming and I'm not trying to be an athlete just trying not to turn into Fat Bastard.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
User avatar
Oblomov Boblomov
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Mind Crime, SSBM_God

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:06 pm

Great going, TNAG 8-) keep it up!

Image
User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:57 pm

I think I'm finally gaining on my forearms thanks to hammer/Zottman curls and Fat Gripz :toot:

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
gaminglegend
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: North East, UK

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by gaminglegend » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:49 pm

Got to say since lockdown my running fitness has increased exponentially (live right beside the woods/fields), but I'm concerned about losing upperbody, arm mass & previous gains. I've very little weights to use indoors, and apart from a pressup- don't feel I can do much.

Part of the draw of the gym for me is slinging headphones on, zoning out, punishing myself (to an extent), and coming back outside to the real world. Working out in the living room, isn't the same.

Last edited by gaminglegend on Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:52 pm

100% agree. Garden is better than inside but it's still not the same as 'going' to train. The ritual of throwing your bag down at the rack, doing mobility, warm up sets, loading the bar, it's all part of the process.

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Hime » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:08 pm

Got the email from Strength Shop about barbells coming back.in stock and strawberry floating missed them :cry:

Image
User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:37 pm

Got my squat rack set up in my rents garage now. Going to ease back in with some 5x5 on all lifts and just slowly progress. Starting very light and giving myself a full three months to regain strength lost from this layoff.

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Fri May 01, 2020 1:46 pm

I've been gone for a while.

How's everyone's squat, bench and deadlifts coming on?

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
Oblomov Boblomov
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Mind Crime, SSBM_God

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri May 01, 2020 1:49 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:I've been gone for a while.

How's everyone's squat, bench and deadlifts coming on?

Was getting back on track before lockdown. Have gone to pretty much complete gooseberry fool since!

Image
User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Fri May 01, 2020 3:21 pm

Yeah it's a nightmare for so many people. I have gone about 6 weeks without now and what an effect it was having on mental health. Literally danced out of my first warm up squat in my garage.

Forgive me if it's someone else but you were injured for a while few years back aye?

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
Oblomov Boblomov
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Mind Crime, SSBM_God

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri May 01, 2020 3:28 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:Yeah it's a nightmare for so many people. I have gone about 6 weeks without now and what an effect it was having on mental health. Literally danced out of my first warm up squat in my garage.

Forgive me if it's someone else but you were injured for a while few years back aye?

I've had a couple: ACL left knee and slipped disc in the lumbar.

Mental health is huge with this. I credit weight lifting (and running, to be fair) with keeping my brain in very good shape (for the most part, pending potential-but-probably-not-actually alcoholism) over the years.

Image
User avatar
That's not a growth
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by That's not a growth » Fri May 01, 2020 3:39 pm

Good to see you BH. I posted some gifs of bodyweight workouts if you're willing to resort to such means, and you need some inspiration. I'm mainly lifting water bottles in buckets and washing baskets, which is better than nothing.

I lost a bit more weight this week, which I'm happy with. Still only drinking once a week, and cut back chocolate after Easter. Starting to see the beginning of some abs.

Water bottle weight training still going well.
Running going well, up to 16km on my longer runs.
Didn't cycle on weds as it was cold and wet, but planning on getting back to it tomorrow.
Yoga is still horrible. My body is so inflexible. I'm a sweaty mess at the end of every session. I hate it, but hoping I'll get better soon so I can start enjoying it.

User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Fri May 01, 2020 3:56 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
blackoutHERO wrote:Yeah it's a nightmare for so many people. I have gone about 6 weeks without now and what an effect it was having on mental health. Literally danced out of my first warm up squat in my garage.

Forgive me if it's someone else but you were injured for a while few years back aye?

I've had a couple: ACL left knee and slipped disc in the lumbar.

Mental health is huge with this. I credit weight lifting (and running, to be fair) with keeping my brain in very good shape (for the most part, pending potential-but-probably-not-actually alcoholism) over the years.


Think it was the slipped disc I'm remembering.

That's not a growth wrote:Good to see you BH. I posted some gifs of bodyweight workouts if you're willing to resort to such means, and you need some inspiration. I'm mainly lifting water bottles in buckets and washing baskets, which is better than nothing.

I lost a bit more weight this week, which I'm happy with. Still only drinking once a week, and cut back chocolate after Easter. Starting to see the beginning of some abs.

Water bottle weight training still going well.
Running going well, up to 16km on my longer runs.
Didn't cycle on weds as it was cold and wet, but planning on getting back to it tomorrow.
Yoga is still horrible. My body is so inflexible. I'm a sweaty mess at the end of every session. I hate it, but hoping I'll get better soon so I can start enjoying it.


Fair play getting that long cardio in. I did some bodyweight stuff early days but realised how bad my muscles were for endurance.

All sorted now though, 220 of weights, squat rack and bench. The barbell is shite now with almost no grip so deadlift tonight will be interesting :slol:

Starting very light though ease back into everything. Was hitting 5s at 180 on squat, 120 on bench and 230 on deadlift before all this nonsense annoyingly, had been on a good cycle first time in two year. Starting Monday I'll be doing:

Monday: Heavy Squat 5x5 90kg
Tuesday: Heavy Bench 5x5 70kg
Wednesday: Heavy Deads 5x5 (will figure out starting weight tonight)
Thursday: Light Squat 5x4 (80% of heavy weight)
Friday: Light Squat 5x4 (80% of heavy weight)

Then add 5kg each week so within 3 months I should be back to a decent enough level I can start another three month cycle.

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Rocsteady » Fri May 01, 2020 4:34 pm

Mad numbers pre-lockdown.

Image
User avatar
That's not a growth
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by That's not a growth » Fri May 01, 2020 4:48 pm

I know, almost a quart of a ton deadlift? Squatting more than double my bodyweight? Benching my deadlift pb? strawberry floating hell.

User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Sat May 02, 2020 5:07 pm

World Record deadlift attempt live now: https://www.twitch.tv/hafthorjulius

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Hime » Sat May 02, 2020 6:53 pm

That was awesome, he made that look easy. He should have gone for 505 or higher in my opinion. Looked like he had more in the tank.

Image
User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by blackoutHERO » Sat May 02, 2020 7:11 pm

Yeah 501 is a bit of a snide one :slol:

eat gooseberry fool glowy
User avatar
Grumpy David
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Cubeamania

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Grumpy David » Sat May 02, 2020 11:25 pm

Apparently The Mountain challenged Eddie Hall to a boxing fight after doing the 501kg Deadlift which Eddie has now accepted.

If the below clip is anything to go by they are going to gas out hard. :slol:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_sz4NVlpeXYvgQnV42BEDJS6ZkxE9UgHac3dU0/?igshid=4gmitw0vfgfp

Will be like this iconic fight.


User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRFit | Fitness | Weightifting | Martial Arts | Join the club! Or do it next week.
by Rocsteady » Sun May 10, 2020 9:18 pm

Anyone have good recipes for high protein, low calorie meals? For the first time in my life I'm unintentionally putting on weight.

Image

Return to “Stuff”