What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

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TheJimi

19,474 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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You ether dropped it or the decking couldn't handle, what - 250kg? biggrin

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi said:
You ether dropped it or the decking couldn't handle, what - 250kg? biggrin
Started cracking underfoot mid swing, so I put it down it a hurry, and it cracked there too...... ffs!

TheThing

634 posts

98 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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didelydoo said:
That is brilliant!

ORD

16,322 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi said:
Tempted to say that you just haven't found the right sport yet.

The one sport that really me zone (or zen?!) out, is rock climbing, and in particular, dry tooling - and that's nothing like running or weight-based training.
Just different personality types. I never get any kind of high from any solitary training. Sport is different. Lots of happy feels from football or martial arts.

TheJimi

19,474 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ORD said:
TheJimi said:
Tempted to say that you just haven't found the right sport yet.

The one sport that really me zone (or zen?!) out, is rock climbing, and in particular, dry tooling - and that's nothing like running or weight-based training.
Just different personality types. I never get any kind of high from any solitary training. Sport is different. Lots of happy feels from football or martial arts.
Yeah, that's also a fair point.

Mr Obertshaw

2,124 posts

194 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I committed myself to doing a half marathon In November yesterday. I'm 139kg currently and after doing intervals for 5k today and yesterday I can barely make it up my stairs now! This feeling of clarity people get from running hasn't hit me yet!

mcelliott

6,999 posts

145 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I've never got runners high, just runners thigh biggrin, anyway today is more of the same , bay swim press ups and a horrid session on Zwift, feeling really strong and light on my feet at the moment, gyms open next Monday too.

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I dislike team sports- I like when I’m solely responsible for my progress. I loved climbing when I did, but was more a fan of technical bouldering by the end. MT, boxing, strongman, OL, Powerlifting, bodybuilding, and now I just like getting big and strong and fit. I’ll never be a runner, Im too big for now, and I don’t want to be, but if I can bang out a mile at a decent pace, that’s all I want. Far enough to get away from zombies see.

If I can total 800kg in powerlifting, run a 7 min mile, do muscle ups, and Be in shape step on stage with 3 months notice- that’s a good level in my mind.

Edited by didelydoo on Wednesday 3rd March 22:27

elvismiggell

1,516 posts

115 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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didelydoo said:
I’ll never be a runner, Im too big for now, and I don’t want to be, but if I can bang out a mile at a decent pace, that’s all I want. Far enough to get away from zombies see.
I've made exactly the same observations about the zombie apocalypse to friends as well!

ORD

16,322 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I’ve always thought ‘I don’t want to run away from zombies. I want to kick them stless.’

Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I still had slightly tired/sore legs from the Monday evening run. My Garmin watch suggested an easy base level run of 40 mins at 5:30/km for a light training stimulus.

I tend not to run unless I feel fully recovered, however, after much indecisiveness I decided to give the suggested run a go. Went out at 9:40pm and did just over 7km at 5:30/km. Surprisingly quite tough on tired legs.

Got home and saved the run on the Garmin device with a training status result of "unproductive". Not sure why the device suggested it then... It's difficult to please those algorithms! hehe

gregs656

6,473 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th March
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I did one arm chip ups progressions and PPPUs, with a bit of an work after.

I find this much more taxing than the Monday workout I am doing (tuck front lever pulls or a variation and hand stand pushups on the wall, with abs) so need to up the intensity on Monday’s some how.

I occasionally get a runners high. For some reason rarely on the road but on a cross trainer with some music I have definitely experienced it or something like it.

ORD

16,322 posts

91 months

Thursday 4th March
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Squatted for the first time in months on Tuesday. Been doing single leg squats instead. I took it very easy: front squats 5 x 5 (80kg) and then 2 sets of single leg squats.

DOMS is still absolutely brutal. Novelty effect sucks!

joshcowin

4,517 posts

140 months

Thursday 4th March
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Mr Obertshaw said:
I committed myself to doing a half marathon In November yesterday. I'm 139kg currently and after doing intervals for 5k today and yesterday I can barely make it up my stairs now! This feeling of clarity people get from running hasn't hit me yet!
Great work, there is a running thread that's really good, some really nice blokes with some great information! You are going to need to be very careful regarding injury prevention in order to be able to train consistently over time.

I never got the high when I started out as it was such hard work, I started from not running a mile (107kg midget) to running a Marathon. On my long runs I get a feeling of timelessness if that makes sense, I could run 1 hour and it would feel like 5 minutes!

I have never had a euphoric high but sometimes I feel really strong running and that's a great feeling, I remember the first run when I left my door and didn't think about my breathing at all, I had obviously reached a level of fitness I hadn't attained before, that was an epic feeling but took months of consistent running.

joshcowin

4,517 posts

140 months

Thursday 4th March
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Chicken_Satay said:
I still had slightly tired/sore legs from the Monday evening run. My Garmin watch suggested an easy base level run of 40 mins at 5:30/km for a light training stimulus.

I tend not to run unless I feel fully recovered, however, after much indecisiveness I decided to give the suggested run a go. Went out at 9:40pm and did just over 7km at 5:30/km. Surprisingly quite tough on tired legs.

Got home and saved the run on the Garmin device with a training status result of "unproductive". Not sure why the device suggested it then... It's difficult to please those algorithms! hehe
Unproductive for fitness great for recovery?

I am also following a Garmin programme at the moment I often have a 30 minute recovery run the morning of a decent session.

Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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joshcowin said:
Unproductive for fitness great for recovery?

I am also following a Garmin programme at the moment I often have a 30 minute recovery run the morning of a decent session.
I tend to use it just as a guide or for inspiration/motivation. I don't wear the watch while not exercising and I also don't have a setup that measures VO2 max while cycling or skating. Therefore, I'm aware it's not going to be entirely accurate.

Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Sunday 7th March
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Today it was 16km of mountain biking. Was supposed to be just over 23km which doesn't sound a lot but it's very technical terrain and I was going slightly short of race pace.

My chain snapped three times, hence it was cut short. It snapped once on the way to the trails and twice during the ride. It wasn't a badly repaired chain either because I used power links each time to fix it. Just a worn out, weakened chain. Needless to say, I'll be ordering a new one.

Still, was good fun while it lasted and I don't really consider it 'training'.

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Monday 8th March
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Going back to my dislike of static stretching-

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348485756...

Proof that full ROM strength training is as effective at improving ROM as any stretching protocol. So why bother stretching with its potential down sides? Just get your full Rom strength training in.

Johnny

9,488 posts

248 months

Monday 8th March
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An hours worth of full body (ish) home stuff before work today:

Squats
Romanian Deads
Barbell Curls
Face Pulls
Chest Press
Lat Raises
Woodchops
Push Ups


Edited by Johnny on Monday 8th March 15:23

Prof Prolapse

15,514 posts

154 months

Monday 8th March
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Deadlift
Pendlay rows
Punch bag HIIT

Need more cardio.