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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #225 on: May 23, 2020, 06:18:26 AM »

It never gets easier, you get faster and stronger, but it its never easy :)

Yes! Same for weights, they are always heavy.

Best purchase I have made is an Apple watch. I like it to keep track of heart rate while exercising but the "I couldn't live without it feature" is an app called Auto Sleep http://autosleep.tantsissa.com/ . Cannot express what a game changer it is, sleep tracking is great, add on resting HR and HRV and it's a great way of tracking fitness/health.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #226 on: May 24, 2020, 05:37:33 PM »
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I'm worrying about how long it's taking my short daily routine to get easier

It never gets easier, you get faster and stronger, but it its never easy :)

Thank you for your positivity :)
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #227 on: August 30, 2020, 07:57:07 PM »
So, how you all doing? 

I am still doing home workouts, I've missed a few but I've probably been at about 90% overall.   The workouts have been strictly at-home and with the fires making the air quality very bad I haven't been outside much.  The gym was opened back up for a while, but there's no way I'd go into that petri dish during the pandemic.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #228 on: August 30, 2020, 08:35:23 PM »
Solid 3 workouts per week over the Summer. Weights and short runs. Lots of 20+ mile e-bike rides, but that is for the mental benefit of getting outside. No real physical benefit.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #229 on: August 30, 2020, 10:18:14 PM »
Doing a fair bit of running and filling in with biking when my foot is acting up. A bit of climbing and the occasional weight workout too. I'm still doing most of my runs and rides as LHR/MAF (low heart rate, usually about 120bpm) which means that when I say I am "running," I'm referring more to the motion than the speed.

On those times where I run at whatever speed I want, I find I'm basically as fit as when I was defaulting to running harder, but I'm a lot less beat up. The other day, afternoon rolled around and I was thinking I really needed to get out and get some exercise, and then I remembered, I had done 6 miles at LHR that morning, but my body didn't feel it at all.

We were getting out backpacking a bit until Theresa twisted her ankle and got an avulsion fracture (that's when you sprain it bad enough that the ligament pulls off a piece of bone - ortho appt on Wednesday). Rather an ordeal for her - we were a bit over 10 miles from the car when it happened. Long, unpleasant hike home for her.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #230 on: August 31, 2020, 12:30:40 AM »
I'm glad to read that you are exercising again Travoli.  How are your injuries doing?


Ergo, your LHR/MAF workout seems like a pretty good hack for staying healthy and still managing to keep enough energy for the rest of the day.

That avulsion fracture Theresa suffered sounds extremely painful.  Ten miles back with such an injury must have been awful.  I hope she has a speedy recovery.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #231 on: August 31, 2020, 01:11:59 AM »
A few days ago I became the owner of an adult trike, courtesy of my middle son.

He knew I was somewhat interested in a trike because of a conversation last year. Two of my sons had worked in bike repair shops so I figured they'd give me the best info around. I didn't do anything more about it at the time.

Fast forward to last week ... on a Grandma visit ... and three-year-old Kate blurted out, "Come and see the bike we got for you!" Ray had spotted a used trike in the secondhand ads. He drove 70 miles to the city to pick it up. He was going to clean it up like new before presenting it, but Kate spilled the beans. At present it has no cargo basket, but one is on order.

The first time I rode it I was surprised at how differently it handles compared to a two-wheeler, especially for turning. It will take some practice to ride it with confidence and control. A new learning curve!

My grandfather rode an adult trike around town until a week before he died at 96. I have a good role model.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #232 on: August 31, 2020, 01:26:32 AM »
>injuries

Ankle is 100%, right shoulder still sore during bench press. Might be forever. But that's a fortunate outcome. Glad to hear you are finding exercise opportunity at home while the outside world (literally and figuratively) burns.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #233 on: August 31, 2020, 06:16:39 PM »
I've been a bit lazy and a seefood/seafood diet hasn't helped.

Couple of home workout recommendations though:

https://www.roguefitness.com/onnit-steel-maces Take up almost no room, interesting workout, progress just by holding ever nearer to the end. I got a 6 and a 9kg which is a good starting point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBwDFD2GO7Y Again almost no room, no as hard as it looks. Great cardio workout and just the thing to keep the more mature of us light on our feet and quicken reactions.


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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #234 on: August 31, 2020, 06:49:22 PM »
>>trike

That's great. I sometimes wonder about how I feel like I don't see as many these days as I remember as a kid.

>>A new learning curve!

The big thing is how unstable that platform is if you hit a bump with the back wheel, that's why they quit making the motorized three-wheelers. I assume you will keep your off-roading to a minimum though.

>>Ten miles back

Long day. I was grateful and proud that she made it back in one day - 9 hours to walk 10 miles, but she made it to the car just before we would have needed to pull out the headlamps. It's a bummer for her though. Our access to the outside has made Covid restrictions relatively painless for us, but now she's getting the cabin fever that the rest of the world has had to deal with these last month.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #235 on: August 31, 2020, 06:59:22 PM »
>> keep your off-roading to a minimum

Yes, minimum! I plan to use it for errands around our small town, partly for exercise and partly to reduce car usage. Most travel would be on pavement.

I will be practicing on grass until I feel more in control!

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #236 on: September 01, 2020, 08:40:54 AM »
I like the spar bar,  looks like a great way to build reaction time when training alone.

Those mace must do a number on hand and forearm strength.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #237 on: September 01, 2020, 11:20:09 AM »
Still hitting the gym 5x most weeks.

Pic from a few weeks back.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #238 on: September 01, 2020, 03:11:38 PM »
Dang Dras, you keeping stats? Weight, composition, etc? Nice work!

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #239 on: September 01, 2020, 03:33:21 PM »
Nice work Dras! I take it you got serious about your diet?  Yeah, we need the details.