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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #180 on: November 08, 2019, 06:12:07 PM »
201#, getting closer.

5 last week. 4 so far this week, took wed. off due to feeling a bit rough. Planning to dirt bike all day sun though.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #181 on: November 10, 2019, 07:57:09 AM »
>Been on a new thing - very slow running

When I was seriously boxing training I don't think it was the brutal workouts that increased my fitness level the most, pain threshold for sure. The biggest bump I saw was from 45 min brisk walks on the treadmill, 5% incline, touch under 4 mph. Heart rate likely around the 110 mark although generally my heart rate seems to be less than the norm.

From memory Lyle McDonald notes that for a lot of elite athletes hard training is a very small part of their total.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #182 on: November 12, 2019, 03:16:59 AM »
Oh... and I installed a barrel sauna a week ago tonight. I think I've used it five times. A little too much - had to take an electrolyte supplement. I think long-term it will be 2-3 times per week.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #183 on: November 19, 2019, 11:46:46 PM »
I missed a workout a couple of weeks ago, 4/4 for the rest of it.  We had a few days of nice weather and I did a little sprinting and skateboarding.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #184 on: November 20, 2019, 05:23:07 PM »
Still doing a lot of the lowe heart rate stuff. Very frustrating. We'll see if it reaps benefits in the long run.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #185 on: November 22, 2019, 01:38:03 PM »
Steady at 5x per week. One of those was dirt biking last week, can't wait for the next.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #186 on: November 22, 2019, 10:12:05 PM »
I'm getting back on track with running/lifting mix. 2x weights, 1x run this week.

What bike are you riding these days, Drastic?

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #187 on: November 23, 2019, 07:00:51 AM »
Its good to see you exercising again Travis.  How are your injuries recovering?

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #188 on: November 23, 2019, 07:45:45 AM »
I'm pretty much back to normal, thanks LM. Ankle is 100%. Shoulder still bothers me occasionally, but it's minor. Heavy travel has thrown the schedule off, but still getting runs in and things should calm down in January.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #189 on: November 23, 2019, 01:06:02 PM »
>What bike are you riding these days, Drastic?
Still on the yz250f.

You still thinking about the TA trail again? I will definitely be in shape for it this year.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #190 on: November 23, 2019, 10:02:21 PM »
>still thinking about the TA trail again?

Yes, but still undecided. Would love to have the company.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #191 on: December 09, 2019, 04:51:46 PM »
Still trying to do quite a bit of the "zone 2" training - so went for a three-hour ski tour yesterday, mostly in zone 2. I need to increase the volume (serious endurance athletes average at least eight hours a week of zone 2; elite athletes might do more as well as some at higher intensity).

Also trying to revive the "Wake Up 10s" - a varying thing I do in phases. Basically, 10 each of a few exercises, just to wake up the body. So currently it's 10 pushups, 10 pullups, 10 ab wheels, 10 single-leg squats each leg and 1 minute each foot of standing on one foot with my eyes closed.

The last one is a great way to wake up your body since pretty much every muscle up to your neck gets at least some activation, though obviously 90% in your lower leg. The goal is 1 minute without touching the other foot to the ground or opening your eyes.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #192 on: December 10, 2019, 08:46:29 PM »
That's all pretty great Ergo.  I think the "Wake Up 10s" would be a great thing for most people and probably all that would be needed to prevent a lot of disease caused by inactivity.

Not that I get much endurance benefit from short duration (like 15 minutes) zone 2 level training, but I've been doing a little bit of it at the end of my weight training sessions -- mostly because I like the way I feel afterwards.  Physically I feel light, and I notice that I get in a good mood.

Last week I did my usual 4/4, the week before that I was sick and took the week off ( this seems to happen once a year or so).  My daughter got herself a boyfriend isn't really going to the gym these days.  I hope that's temporary.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #193 on: December 10, 2019, 09:17:04 PM »
I think the "Wake Up 10s" would be a great thing for most people and probably all that would be needed to prevent a lot of disease caused by inactivity.

It's minimal, but along the lines of your thinking, I got motivated to restart after hearing Peter Attia talk about the Centenarian Olympics on the Tim Ferris podcast. Basically, he came up with a list of things he wanted to be able to do at 100 (play on the floor with his great grandchildren, for example) and then the movements that would require. And that's what he's training for.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #194 on: December 11, 2019, 06:02:11 PM »
Plan to be back in the new year.

Tennis has stopped... tennis elbow.
Swimming, as above.
Running, bad hip,

Cycling, still managing bits, but not enough.  And I keep on walking the dog.  So the Christmas break is the time I am planning to start a bit of gentle running, and go from there.

I will be back :) 
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