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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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