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by Rocsteady » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:41 pm

Dem squat racks won't know what hit them (20kg barbell since no one has done legs in 12 months)

Can't do legs but managed 22 clean pull ups in one set the other day which I was very happy with.

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by Buffalo » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:28 pm

Can’t wait, tbh. None of my jeans fit any more!

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by Squinty » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:09 pm

Buffalo wrote:Can’t wait, tbh. None of my jeans fit any more!


Yes. I understand this feeling :lol:

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by Grumpy David » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:10 pm

I seem to have tweaked a nerve running from my finger tip to my elbow. Googling about and it seems to be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. :x Had it for probably 2 weeks now.

I'll be taking it very easy next Monday not just because of the above but last July I had the worst DOMS ever when I first returned after several months off. Walking down stairs the days after was awful. :lol:

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by Dig Dug » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:26 pm

Invested in some resistance bands recently and these things are actually pretty alright :slol:
It's no substitude for actual weights but they let me work my muscles in ways weights can't and I''m going to keep using them after the pandemic is over.
Something good from something bad I guess.

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by Rubix » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:20 pm

Rubix wrote:Doing the 200 push-ups a day challenge. Day 1 was pretty easy but yesterday had to split it into 4x50 and than today its even worse so dropped to 8x25. The first couple every time I start is so painful, I am retreating it.


This every day is killing me. My chest and now arms have little energy

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by Rocsteady » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:52 pm

When you say day 1 was easy - did you do 200x1? Are you doing any other exercises? I'm not sure just 200 push ups a day is a great idea... (at least drop in rest days for recovery)

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by Rubix » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:56 am

Rocsteady wrote:When you say day 1 was easy - did you do 200x1? Are you doing any other exercises? I'm not sure just 200 push ups a day is a great idea... (at least drop in rest days for recovery)


The challenge is 200 a day with only day 1 and 30 in one go. The rest of the days I can do them throughout the day (normally split into 8X25).

I have been running alongside this challenge but dropped the weights and HIIT for this month.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:08 am

I would recommend doing a similar level of back exercise as well - you never really want to be 'unbalanced' with your bodies training, as it can cause an injury down the line.

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by Rubix » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:50 am

That's not a growth wrote:I would recommend doing a similar level of back exercise as well - you never really want to be 'unbalanced' with your bodies training, as it can cause an injury down the line.


I disagree, if you are doing proper form than your back should improve anyway with core strength.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:05 am

Push ups are barely going to do anything to your core and back, especially compared to the work out they'll give your chest.

Also, muscle imbalance is something you should try to avoid where possible. I found this which words it better than I can be bothered to write out:

If one muscle group is much stronger than the opposing group, this can disrupt the natural range of motion of the joint and lead to injury. For example, if you have very strong biceps but weak triceps, this can limit your ability to fully extend your elbow. Tight, overdeveloped chest muscles and neglected back muscles can not only limit shoulder range of motion but also negatively impact your posture, resulting in a rounding of your shoulders. Tight hip flexors inhibit the opposing buttock (gluteal) muscles, which can result in a destabilization of the lower back. If your lower-back muscles are much weaker than your abdominal muscles, or vice versa, you’re likely to have bad posture and possibly back pain.


https://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitnes ... r-workouts

EDIT: If it were possible to work out your back by doing chest exercises, then the concept of muscle imbalance wouldn't even exist in the first place.

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by Rubix » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:20 am

That's not a growth wrote:Push ups are barely going to do anything to your core and back, especially compared to the work out they'll give your chest.

Also, muscle imbalance is something you should try to avoid where possible. I found this which words it better than I can be bothered to write out:

If one muscle group is much stronger than the opposing group, this can disrupt the natural range of motion of the joint and lead to injury. For example, if you have very strong biceps but weak triceps, this can limit your ability to fully extend your elbow. Tight, overdeveloped chest muscles and neglected back muscles can not only limit shoulder range of motion but also negatively impact your posture, resulting in a rounding of your shoulders. Tight hip flexors inhibit the opposing buttock (gluteal) muscles, which can result in a destabilization of the lower back. If your lower-back muscles are much weaker than your abdominal muscles, or vice versa, you’re likely to have bad posture and possibly back pain.


https://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitnes ... r-workouts

EDIT: If it were possible to work out your back by doing chest exercises, then the concept of muscle imbalance wouldn't even exist in the first place.


This is only a month challenge, once this month is over I’ll be going back to my usual workout.

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by BTB » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:00 am

Just signed up to my new local gym (my previous gym was through work and my membership ran out last summer), will be my first gym visit in a year next week :dread:

Used resistance bands (a couple have broken now) and done home workouts in that time, but oddly the closer it has come to gyms re-opening the more I've lost motivation recently. But looking forward to getting back, just hope it isn't too busy.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:25 am

Bit of a brag:

Having worn my garmin for a week now it feels happy to tell me how fit it thinks I am, and generally how my fitness is improving. Apparently I have the fitness of a 20 year old, which as someone who's turning 34 in a couple of months isn't too bad a thing to be told. Initially was a little worried that my resting heart rate might be a tad low - it looks like if your resting rate is between 49-54 you're in the 'athlete' range, and mine sits around 44 (hitting 40 for a bit the other day), but I feel fine on the whole (although I do get a little light headed in the evening after strenuous session). But my v02 max at 54 is marked as 'superior', apparently in the top 5% for my age.

I was a bit surprised by this since while my running ability is the best it's ever been, I wouldn't say it was that competitive when compared to people who take it more seriously - my 10k is around 45 mins, and my 1/2 marathon at 1:45 (the latter I'm more proud of, even though it looks like it should be quicker when compared to the 10k, as it's 10 mins better than the last time I did one as a race a few years ago) - and this is currently the only cardio I do, and 'only' 3 times a week too. I wonder how things might change once I to get back to swimming and cycling too, which I haven't done since last year but wont be for a while yet. I'm hoping to improve my running times further this year since I figured this is my best opportunity, and the ability to see what pace I'm running at has been an eye opener - I've got quite a bit of work to hit some goals I've got, and maintain certain speeds for a the length of a race.

On another topic, my weight loss has plateaued since before the weekend - hopefully this is just from eating extra things like hot-cross buns, and progress will resume in the coming days. Still 3kg to go until I hit my goal.

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by blackoutHERO » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:43 am

Rubix wrote:The challenge is 200 a day with only day 1 and 30 in one go.


You can do 200 press ups in a set?

Joined a new gym yesterday ready for next week. Called Gymbox and is the best equipped I could find in London. It's a bit gimmicky in way (resident DJ, neon lights) but it's got plenty racks and weights.

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by Rubix » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:50 am

blackoutHERO wrote:
Rubix wrote:The challenge is 200 a day with only day 1 and 30 in one go.


You can do 200 press ups in a set?

Joined a new gym yesterday ready for next week. Called Gymbox and is the best equipped I could find in London. It's a bit gimmicky in way (resident DJ, neon lights) but it's got plenty racks and weights.


No there were breaks. Day 1 I did 51 in 1:17 without stopping than continued to 200. Took 15:37 to complete 200.

Feels easier today, not so sore.

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by blackoutHERO » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:51 am

Jesus man 51 is very good. What do you bench? #bro

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by Rubix » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:53 am

blackoutHERO wrote:Jesus man 51 is very good. What do you bench? #bro


Have no idea at the moment as haven't set foot in the gym since the first lockdown.

I was benching 90kg just before and 100kg in 2019. I'll be shocked if I could do that when I go back in May. I'm not getting any younger :(

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by Rubix » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am

My YouTube channel has all my 25 press-ups a day for 25 days challenge. (actually I missed the last day as I didn't upload it) This was for mental health awareness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQHG83t ... k3d1rI0yiI

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by blackoutHERO » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am

Great numbers. I found my best reaction to coming back after a layoff is 5x5 at an easy weight, add 5kg a weekfor squat and deads, then 2.5kg for bench. Got me back and even surpassed by old numbers within 3 months or so.


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