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littleman

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2018, 12:52:44 AM »
A repeat of last week, 4/4 gym sessions.

littleman

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2018, 12:21:36 AM »
4/4 gym sessions

*crickets*

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2018, 03:45:28 AM »
>> *crickets*

We're all embarrassed :-)

Been getting out on our new climbing wall. Ran at lunch today. Have gotten out skiing a few times and biking. California is kind of incredible that way.

But it's been a busy time. Getting a bit too flabby. My arm finally doesn't hurt, even after climbing, so hoping I can start doing some strength training - I love running, but I've never found it effective at getting rid of flab unless the mileages get really high.

littleman

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2018, 05:32:41 PM »
It sounds like you have been staying pretty physically active, I'm glad your arm is feeling better.  This time of year is hard when it comes to callories in and out.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2018, 07:03:21 PM »
Started weight training again last week, although the right shoulder is still a limiting factor.
2/3 last week

littleman

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2018, 09:33:42 PM »
Cool Travis!

I am not sure what exactly you are dealing with with your shoulder, but I've found that working around injuries can be very beneficial.   I don't know what type of training you are doing, but avoiding compound movements that would engage the injured area and replacing them with more isolated movements can be a nice way to strengthen the rest of the body (or at least keep it from losing muscle mass) as you recover.  Another thing that has helped me with various injuries is to work the injured area with light weight or low resistance -- light enough that it doesn't hurt at all.  Sometimes to do this you have to put your ego in check, but I think it has really helped the bits of me that I've hurt recover quicker.  Obviously it depends on what type of injury you have and you shouldn't do anything that your PT would say no to.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2018, 10:25:08 PM »
Good ideas, littleman.

>put your ego in check
So very true. Had to reset expectations and start with bar-only bench presses. I'm only up to 65lbs (ugh). Failed many attempts at pull-ups, but now doing short sets. Progress. If necessary, I'll go kicking and screaming to an expensive PT/normal gym and work on isolation machines before returning to compound movements.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2018, 02:35:18 AM »
4/4 gym sessions

Sounds like you are being smart about your recovery Travis.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2018, 07:04:47 PM »
Just back from a week in Death Valley. Not high intensity, but enough walking to count

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2018, 08:37:20 PM »
Nice Ergo, I've always wanted to visit Death Valley.  I'd like to go in the Spring someday.  Long walks surrounded by nature are one of those things that make life worth living.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2018, 03:30:19 AM »
I did my last workout for 2018, 4/4 gym sessions; and I'm feeling pretty good about avoiding most of the ever present delicious sweets this Holiday season.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2019, 04:53:22 PM »
Death Valley is beyond amazing. A lifetime of interesting hiking, over 1000 miles of road, many of which require a high-clearance 4WD and most of which are dirt. It's the only place I've been in the Lower 48 that reminds me of my time working in Alaska in the 1980s.

BTW, we camped and hiked with Jake "bakedjake", known to many of you.

Been doing some skiing since I got back. Took a couple days off after a bit of a tumble, but will go today.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2019, 03:13:32 AM »
4/4 this week, last week I only made it for 2/4 because of a harsh cold.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2019, 03:42:32 AM »
3/3 weights this week.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2019, 04:20:13 PM »
Lots of skiing this week and one run... including lots of teaching a four year old (which involves lots of skating and towing uphill).