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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #210 on: February 29, 2020, 06:41:32 AM »
Another great idea.  My main concern is back right now -- pull-ups seem to irritate my  shoulder joint, so I am stuck doing rows.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #211 on: March 16, 2020, 02:55:08 AM »
CoronaVirus Addition

How you all doing with your exercise and nutrition during the isolation and social distancing stage of this pandemic?


Here is my breakdown...

Food:
My family is staying home.  We live in an area where it is possible to go for walks without getting close to others, so I've gone out with them to walk around the neighborhood.  We have plenty of food, but I find that I need to be flexible with my diet and I am not getting to eat as much meat and vegetables as I'm use to.  Being satiated and eating healthy will probably get more difficult as we adopt to eating more traditional staple foods.  Those foods are healthy, but I find it hard to eat them in moderation as someone with obesity in my history.

Exercise:
In the last couple of weeks I've been doing calisthenics and working with a  home set of dumbbells.  The amount of weight to move is limited, but I've been doing more reps to make up for it -- not idea, but its working.  The higher reps feel kinda good as I get more of a pump than I did with the heavier weight at the gym.

4/4 home sessions, a good amount of walking with the family

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #212 on: March 16, 2020, 06:43:34 PM »
No issues with food here but I have found myself doing some comfort eating this week.

Have a home gym here so all good. Attached.

>low weight/high reps

Seen a lot of research that says for hypertrophy it doesn't really matter as long as you go to or near failure. Strength may be another matter.
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #213 on: March 16, 2020, 07:02:12 PM »
Food: Ordering bulk fresh, nutritious "meal prep to go" items from a local business that caters to the fitness crowd. Handling the containers as infectious until microwaved. Amazon NOW supplies to supplement.

Fitness: Power rack is in the garage. Miles of running trails in the neighborhood. Should be good to go!

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #214 on: March 16, 2020, 10:21:53 PM »
LOVE the gym :)
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #215 on: March 17, 2020, 04:11:50 AM »
Looks like you two are set.  I'm a little envious!

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« Reply #216 on: March 18, 2020, 07:39:47 PM »
This is a good video showing a bunch of exercises possible with minimal equipment.

How To Adjust Training & Diet For Coronavirus + At Home Workouts (No Equipment Needed!)

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #217 on: May 22, 2020, 09:45:41 AM »
Just popped into this thread to see how you Guys were doing.... :) 

I have been steadily increasing exercise over the last 2 months, for a short walk every day, to a long walk, to now pulling in workouts swimming and cycling. It is all at the pace of Sue and Lucy, so no muscle work specifically, and a lot of time spent on stretching.  Some of that has also been heavy gardening, sawing, pulling down an old shed (Its a heavy one, it was an old railway carriage).

I can say I had not realised how lethargic I had become. I cannot say I am fully back on form, but after 2 months, I am getting there.   The break from work has been good for me.  I have only just started spending time stretching in the morning, instead of rushing off to do the first job.

The key is going to be how we all maintain this going forward, and as I need to work still, I am not sure how I am going to do it....  which I know is not a great start.

How are all of your commitments going? I hope you are finding this experience  an uplifting one, on top of all of the worry that comes with it, and snatching some Magic moments from it.
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« Reply #218 on: May 22, 2020, 10:05:13 AM »
Forgot all about this thread!

Had a bit of a scare earlier this year when i used a peak flow meter, and i've been exercising at least 3 times a week since then, rowing, cycling (machines) and weights. It's basically a habit now. Loving the weights, haven't done them regularly for long before.
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #219 on: May 22, 2020, 02:58:51 PM »
>I am not sure how I am going to do it

Two quotes helped me;

A one hour workout is just 4% of your day.

If you don't make time for fitness you need to make time for sickness.

Neither has helped me with stretching though, boring  ;)

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« Reply #220 on: May 22, 2020, 07:34:24 PM »
>If you don't make time for fitness you need to make time for sickness.

This. You will experience pain. You choose which type. Fitness vs. sickness, risk vs. regret, etc. Universal application.

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« Reply #221 on: May 22, 2020, 09:14:59 PM »
I've been doing some sort of exercise daily.   I have my regular weight training I do four times a week.  I'm working with limited weights so my reps are quite high, but I've found that even with light weights at 25 reps my muscles will let me know they are working.  My 15 year old daughter is doing some youtube fitness regiment with a lot of floor exercise, I am doing a few minutes of them with her on my off days.  There is a large church parking lot next to my house, yesterday I took my eight year old there so she could ride her bike; I road a skateboard along with her -- that was fun.

One thing I didn't do enough of in the gym is stretching mostly due to not wanting to touch the floor at the gym too much.  Since I am now working out at home I've upped my stretching quite a bit.


I've upped my sun exposure, trying to get 15 minutes or so a day to keep my vitamin D up.  I've been taking D supplements over the winter, but I do notice that the sun makes me feel better physically and mentally.

>pain

I am not convinced people need to feel pain to be healthy.  Yes, to be very fit one will have to have pain in one way or another, but to just be an active healthy person moderate exercise and eating healthy is all that's needed; someone can just go outside and hike an hour or do some mild calisthenics and walks a few times a week.  Really, any type of moderate physical labor will keep most people healthy for most of their life provided that their nutrition is right and they don't have any other health wrecking habits.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #222 on: May 22, 2020, 09:37:48 PM »
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A one hour workout is just 4% of your day.

If you don't make time for fitness you need to make time for sickness.

Ok on the wall :)
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« Reply #223 on: May 22, 2020, 11:38:16 PM »
I've been doing some sort of exercise daily.   I have my regular weight training I do four times a week.  I'm working with limited weights so my reps are quite high, but I've found that even with light weights at 25 reps my muscles will let me know they are working.  My 15 year old daughter is doing some youtube fitness regiment with a lot of floor exercise, I am doing a few minutes of them with her on my off days.  There is a large church parking lot next to my house, yesterday I took my eight year old there so she could ride her bike; I road a skateboard along with her -- that was fun.

One thing I didn't do enough of in the gym is stretching mostly due to not wanting to touch the floor at the gym too much.  Since I am now working out at home I've upped my stretching quite a bit.


I've upped my sun exposure, trying to get 15 minutes or so a day to keep my vitamin D up.  I've been taking D supplements over the winter, but I do notice that the sun makes me feel better physically and mentally.

>pain

I am not convinced people need to feel pain to be healthy.  Yes, to be very fit one will have to have pain in one way or another, but to just be an active healthy person moderate exercise and eating healthy is all that's needed; someone can just go outside and hike an hour or do some mild calisthenics and walks a few times a week.  Really, any type of moderate physical labor will keep most people healthy for most of their life provided that their nutrition is right and they don't have any other health wrecking habits.

Agreed about no need for pain, slow build up is good, and yes good diet. I'm worrying about how long it's taking my short daily routine to get easier it's been over 2 months and only feels slightly easier, haven't increased reps. Must be age or cancer, i can joke about that coz i'm a smoker ;+}
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #224 on: May 23, 2020, 05:34:44 AM »
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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 :)
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