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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #150 on: September 19, 2019, 04:37:34 PM »
I could see some benefits.  It seems like an activity someone could do at any fitness level, you could increase the intensity by speeding up or increasing the speed.  It keeps you cool, which is a major benefit in the tropics.  It also seems like it would be easy on the joints.

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Right across the street from my house is a track and a soccer/football field.  My youngest has been into running lately.  She keeps wanting to race me and she's pretty quick for her small size!  I've been doing some sprints chasing her.




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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #151 on: September 19, 2019, 05:10:02 PM »
30 mins (8km) on the bike today at highest resistance, done nothing for weeks, eating well and smoking less, realising that drink is the trigger of the domino-effect of excuses stopping exercise. Bloody gf keeps buying booze, i'm strong-willed enough not to go and buy it but if it's in the house ...
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #152 on: September 19, 2019, 05:17:34 PM »
>Bloody gf keeps buying booze, i'm strong-willed enough not to go and buy it but if it's in the house ...

I was like that with food.  I made up some rules and decided I was going to keep to them.  Trying means you're going to fail, you have to be 100% on board with your choice; know that you have already made up your mind and nothing will break it.

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« Reply #153 on: September 19, 2019, 09:03:06 PM »
>Doesn't seem very manly.

If its man enough for Baz Rutten...

40 degree weather and 80% humidity makes it enjoyable.

Get some of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00T4J02VK and give it a try. The quicker you move, the more resistance, try and clap you hands together;) Some vinyl kettlebells and step up to https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M01MSUR and you have a decent upper body/abs workout. The pool not great for legs use the baby pool for squats etc. 25 reps about the sweet spot, no rest between excercises.

I found it transfers very well to improvements in the gym and cardi/boxing.

Alright, if you're still doing this next pool season opener, I'll buy em.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #154 on: September 20, 2019, 02:42:47 AM »
>Alright, if you're still doing this next pool season opener, I'll buy em.


You would enjoy it. It is much more challenging than it sounds and *way* more manly than that volleyball you play ;)

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #155 on: September 24, 2019, 01:00:59 AM »
Fucken lawnmowers man. Something has got to be done.

From my local newspaper
https://www.mariposagazette.com/articles/local-woman-dies-in-lawn-mower-wreck/

Nobody I knew, but still terribly sad. You can't read the full article without a subscription, but she apparently got close to the edge of a hill and rolled it.

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« Reply #156 on: September 24, 2019, 02:33:43 PM »
Damn, that's terrible.

I squeezed in 6 last week. M-Sat

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« Reply #157 on: September 30, 2019, 12:27:35 PM »
7 last week. 5x gym. Sat. I spent a couple hours hacking on a trail in my yard, and rode it a bit. Sunday I rode it a couple hours.

Here's a quick vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZCdOIqUeVs

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« Reply #158 on: September 30, 2019, 12:44:27 PM »
Nice one Drastic!

2/3 last week, aiming for 3/3 this week.
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« Reply #159 on: September 30, 2019, 07:33:17 PM »
Drastic - how long is the trail? Looks fun. Now you have to do it for speed ;-)

Mix of running and climbing for me. Not great, but not terrible. On one of my regular runs, I did my fastest time in a long time a couple of weeks ago and one of my slowest times ever a couple of days ago. Oh well.

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« Reply #160 on: September 30, 2019, 10:24:36 PM »
Not sure, half mile maybe?

Yeah speed will come, it's not something to force. I hadn't ridden for 2 years prior to this weekend, so it was fast enough.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #161 on: October 03, 2019, 06:43:23 AM »
I'm happy t see you all staying active.  I've not been outside as much as I'd like but I did my regular 4/4 gym sessions last week.  I've been eating a bit more protein lately and trying to add a bit more muscle.  Sitting at 200lbs. atm.

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« Reply #162 on: October 03, 2019, 12:27:12 PM »
I am now doing protein shakes for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Just one regular meal at dinner for over 2 weeks now, M-F and try to keep it lean and healthy. Energy levels were rough for a bit but seem to be normalizing now.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #163 on: October 03, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »
I am now doing protein shakes for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Just one regular meal at dinner for over 2 weeks now, M-F and try to keep it lean and healthy. Energy levels were rough for a bit but seem to be normalizing now.

That seems drastic! Wouldn't you be better off having small, healthy meals in place of the shakes?

I've been having porridge with fruit and nuts for breakfast (fills you up for a good few hours), beans and lentils soup for lunch, then a green soup (brocooli, spinah or what you like) in the afternoon then an evening meal.

Hainvg said that, i usually spoil it by having a spliff in the evening and then munching on crap :(
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #164 on: October 03, 2019, 12:49:50 PM »
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