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by Rocsteady » Wed May 13, 2020 10:20 am

Shakes are a good shout, the farts though :dread:

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by Hime » Wed May 13, 2020 10:28 am

Rocsteady wrote:Shakes are a good shout, the farts though :dread:

Better or worse than 15 servings of vegetables ;)

Has anyone else tried intermittent fasting? I'm not strictly fasting but I've found moving meal times really helpful for shift work, the fact me and the missus normally eat late and being able to have one big meal a day.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed May 13, 2020 10:33 am

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Rocsteady wrote:15 portions of veg?! The strawberry float are you eating? :lol:

I've just started cutting the amount of carbs for my meals so, e.g., less rice with my curries, less spaghetti with my bolognese. Still using stuff like full fat coconut milk though, strawberry float compromising on the taste!

Can't eat too many vegetables, that's what I say :datass:.

Embrace the carbs. Just avoid the simple sugary/refined variety.

That amount of fibre would leave me really bloated and uncomfortable. It's all about calories in Vs calories out.

Everybody reacts differently but I can assure you I have the exact opposite problem :slol:.

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by Hime » Wed May 13, 2020 10:38 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:15 portions of veg?! The strawberry float are you eating? :lol:

I've just started cutting the amount of carbs for my meals so, e.g., less rice with my curries, less spaghetti with my bolognese. Still using stuff like full fat coconut milk though, strawberry float compromising on the taste!

Can't eat too many vegetables, that's what I say :datass:.

Embrace the carbs. Just avoid the simple sugary/refined variety.

That amount of fibre would leave me really bloated and uncomfortable. It's all about calories in Vs calories out.

Everybody reacts differently but I can assure you I have the exact opposite problem :slol:.

To be fair there might not be that much fibre in what your eating, I track fibre for that very reason and I'm amazed how much fruit and vegetables you can eat for not a huge amount of fibre. I would imagine must people massively underestimate how much they eat, I have a friend who famously only gooseberry fools one a week ago swears he eats a ton of fibre but must be talking bull gooseberry fool.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed May 13, 2020 11:02 am

Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:15 portions of veg?! The strawberry float are you eating? :lol:

I've just started cutting the amount of carbs for my meals so, e.g., less rice with my curries, less spaghetti with my bolognese. Still using stuff like full fat coconut milk though, strawberry float compromising on the taste!

Can't eat too many vegetables, that's what I say :datass:.

Embrace the carbs. Just avoid the simple sugary/refined variety.

That amount of fibre would leave me really bloated and uncomfortable. It's all about calories in Vs calories out.

Everybody reacts differently but I can assure you I have the exact opposite problem :slol:.

To be fair there might not be that much fibre in what your eating, I track fibre for that very reason and I'm amazed how much fruit and vegetables you can eat for not a huge amount of fibre. I would imagine must people massively underestimate how much they eat, I have a friend who famously only gooseberry fools one a week ago swears he eats a ton of fibre but must be talking bull gooseberry fool.


Can you have too much fibre? Back when I was stupidly eating too many kidney beans I would poo only once a week! And it would take ages. Legs going numb was the worst. I'll spare you all from the worst of the details though :slol:

One of the other things which I think helped me (you know, other than quitting the kidney bean overdose) was swallowing a tablespoon of oil for a week to lubricate my innards. I don't really know if that helped :slol: but things did improve around that time. Thank god. (I've now been going once a day for years :toot: )

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Hime » Wed May 13, 2020 11:07 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:15 portions of veg?! The strawberry float are you eating? :lol:

I've just started cutting the amount of carbs for my meals so, e.g., less rice with my curries, less spaghetti with my bolognese. Still using stuff like full fat coconut milk though, strawberry float compromising on the taste!

Can't eat too many vegetables, that's what I say :datass:.

Embrace the carbs. Just avoid the simple sugary/refined variety.

That amount of fibre would leave me really bloated and uncomfortable. It's all about calories in Vs calories out.

Everybody reacts differently but I can assure you I have the exact opposite problem :slol:.

To be fair there might not be that much fibre in what your eating, I track fibre for that very reason and I'm amazed how much fruit and vegetables you can eat for not a huge amount of fibre. I would imagine must people massively underestimate how much they eat, I have a friend who famously only gooseberry fools one a week ago swears he eats a ton of fibre but must be talking bull gooseberry fool.


Can you have too much fibre? Back when I was stupidly eating too many kidney beans I would poo only once a week! And it would take ages. Legs going numb was the worst. I'll spare you all from the worst of the details though :slol:

One of the other things which I think helped me (you know, other than quitting the kidney bean overdose) was swallowing a tablespoon of oil for a week to lubricate my innards. I don't really know if that helped :slol: but things did improve around that time. Thank god. (I've now been going once a day for years :toot: )

From a comfort point of view definitely, it's why eating vegan can be a problem as the protein sources also have a gooseberry fool load of fibre.

Anyone who's made the mistake of high protein low fibre will attest that there are few things worse. It still haunts my dreams.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed May 13, 2020 11:11 am

Yup. It really was a living nightmare. (I'm shocked the toilet and pipes survived :slol:)

| (•_•)| 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)
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by Hime » Wed May 13, 2020 11:15 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Yup. It really was a living nightmare. (I'm shocked the toilet and pipes survived :slol:)

In every sense.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed May 13, 2020 11:30 am

:lol:

| (•_•)| 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)
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by blackoutHERO » Wed May 13, 2020 11:50 am

Hime wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Shakes are a good shout, the farts though :dread:

Better or worse than 15 servings of vegetables ;)

Has anyone else tried intermittent fasting? I'm not strictly fasting but I've found moving meal times really helpful for shift work, the fact me and the missus normally eat late and being able to have one big meal a day.


Did IF for over a year about 6-7 years ago and did it for about 6 months recently. Once I lost my job I stopped the fasting and haven't gone back yet. I like it though. Feel good for it, lifts didn't suffer, felt more alert in the mornings at work and actually looked forward to a big lunch.

Will get back to it once I recover from all this and get my life on track again.

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by Ecno » Mon May 18, 2020 1:03 pm

Does anyone know of/recommend a fitness DVD which is about upper body (no equipment), I'm coming back from a him injury so can't do one which is mixed with lots of running in the spot/jump squats etc.

I know I could put together a session through various exercises, but what I really want is someone timing out exercises etc for added motivation.

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by BTB » Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 am

Struggling with motivation for workouts at the moment, was doing the A/B home workout posted on here a while back, started well but now a bit bored of it. Ordered some resistance bands but they are taking an age to arrive. Considering ordering dumbbells/a kettlebell, but mostly seem to be sold out or now very expensive.

Luckily I'm doing a lot more running and making good progress, so I'm still exercising, but the thought of gyms presumably being one of the last places to open is daunting.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue May 19, 2020 11:18 am

Yeah I just cannot keep on top of it. I'm also eating so much less than usual, I can practically feel any muscle I had dropping off and my wife has commented that I'm looking skinny these days! Guess the regular running isn't helping there...

Need to get back to the gym, really. There's only so much that can be done and because of that, it makes it so much harder to be fully-motivated to keep on top of the things that can be done.

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by That's not a growth » Tue May 19, 2020 11:50 am

I'm lucky in that losing weight is one of my main goals right now, and isn't really any more difficult than normal to achieve in this current situation. In fact, it's a little easier since there's no impulse buying for me currently, and I can't justify overeating by lying to myself and say it's good for the gains.

Still working out, and only missed about 2 or 3 sessions these last 9 weeks of me working out at home. I'm still lifting water bottles in buckets and a washing basket, and using pull up bars. It's going well, and I'm able to incrementally increase the weight of exercises which really helps keep me motivated. I think I too would be finding it difficult if I were only doing bodyweight exercises.

Yoga is still horrible, but I'm getting a little bit better at it, but I don't think I would ever do it in a group - it would be far too embarrassing.

Went for a 17k run on Sunday after drinking a bottle of wine and 3 large glasses of bourbon on Saturday evening while chatting to mates. Not doing that again, let me tell you.

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by Hime » Thu May 21, 2020 6:45 pm

If I do another spilt squat it will be too soon.

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by Saint of Killers » Fri May 22, 2020 10:14 am

Worst thing about getting fit and losing weight/humblebrag: I can now nick my Adam's apple with ridiculous ease while shaving or you know, even just by looking at it in the mirror.

Ecno wrote:Does anyone know of/recommend a fitness DVD which is about upper body (no equipment), I'm coming back from a him injury so can't do one which is mixed with lots of running in the spot/jump squats etc.

I know I could put together a session through various exercises, but what I really want is someone timing out exercises etc for added motivation.


A lot of these have weights, some don't, but you could just do them without: https://www.youtube.com/user/KozakSport ... =Upperbody The channel has tons of workouts you could adapt. This is another good one to get ideas from: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjnHUD ... E6TfXEl2UQ but he doesn't workout with you in all of them. I know you wanted a fitness DVD but I think these would make for a good substitute.
Is your recouperation going well?

| (•_•)| 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)
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by Rocsteady » Sat May 23, 2020 4:50 pm

I'm still doing the A/B routine with kettlebell deadlifts and split squats thrown in occasionally but yeah, I've lost motivation to strawberry float. Manage it 2 or 3 times a week but it's pretty lazily done, I've clearly lost muscle mass, gotten smaller arms and a considerably bigger belly.

I'm hoping that by start July, Poland will be in a state where gyms are open and it's safe for me to enter. Looking realistic so far thankfully. Been closed since the very start of March.

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by BTB » Tue May 26, 2020 12:24 pm

The resistance bands I ordered finally arrived, just in time as well as I managed to hurt my ankle running the other day, so not been out running since.

Done a couple of workouts with them and I got DOMS for the first time in weeks! Feels good! But also made me realise how much I've missed the actual gym and no doubt how much progress I've lost.

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by Ecno » Tue May 26, 2020 2:03 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Worst thing about getting fit and losing weight/humblebrag: I can now nick my Adam's apple with ridiculous ease while shaving or you know, even just by looking at it in the mirror.

Ecno wrote:Does anyone know of/recommend a fitness DVD which is about upper body (no equipment), I'm coming back from a him injury so can't do one which is mixed with lots of running in the spot/jump squats etc.

I know I could put together a session through various exercises, but what I really want is someone timing out exercises etc for added motivation.


A lot of these have weights, some don't, but you could just do them without: https://www.youtube.com/user/KozakSport ... =Upperbody The channel has tons of workouts you could adapt. This is another good one to get ideas from: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjnHUD ... E6TfXEl2UQ but he doesn't workout with you in all of them. I know you wanted a fitness DVD but I think these would make for a good substitute.
Is your recouperation going well?


It's going ok. I lost access to my physio following covid. It's now been 7 months, it doesn't tend to hurt whilst running but is now sore for a few days afterwards, and sometimes feels a bit iffy around the house randomly.

I've been trying to do 3 runs of 5k each week, but I think that's slightly too much at the moment and is slowing recovery.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue May 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Have you been able to chat to a physio? Those runs definitely sound like they're hampering your recovery.

| (•_•)| 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)

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