Fitness Checkin

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by kimc, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. jamestyler

    jamestyler Commodore Commodore

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    It's odd how very few people understand tat - but I do ;)

    I've got a 5x5 deal to kick off the year after being decidedly lazy over the holidays. It's something reasonably new so it's keeping the boredom away.

    I've been trying to take it easy as my backs in pretty bad shape, but I'll be back training at weekend in wrestling and am considering going back to rugby on Wednesdays as it's right outside my house and would give me a more entertaining cardio workout.

    I've got two weeks to really enjoy myself as I might go back into a normal job at the start of next month which would screw up the routine.

    What upsets me more though is that I'm actually losing my belly. I was beginning to really enjoy it being there :(
     
  2. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    My new gym, while convenient, is very much on the small side, and there is no squat rack. I need to figure out a new leg routine.
     
  3. galleywest

    galleywest whaaaaaat?? Premium Member

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    Hi chickens!

    Ran 3 miles in 26:33 on Monday night. This is one of, if not the, best times I've had for a 3 mile run. :)
     
  4. kimc

    kimc Coffee Mod Admiral

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    Well I've been lax about posting but I did go XC skiing on Saturday, aerobic weight-training on Sunday, pilates on Monday and weights yesterday.

    Tonight I'm planning on throwing in a salsa dvd for fun. :)
     
  5. Laren

    Laren Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just got back from my gym. Today's workout was really weird. When I was on the elliptical, my heart rate was all over the place. First it dropped to the low 130s and then it went up to the 180s when it should have been in the 150/160s range. :confused:
    Since I didn't feel dizzy I still finished my routine and feel fine now.
     
  6. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Admiral Admiral

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    I leg-pressed 800 lbs / 8 reps tonight!
     
  7. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    Awesome!

    My legs are so sore...I love it.

    RAMA
     
  8. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Admiral Admiral

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    I know what you mean about the legs.. love that soreness.

    Yeah, it was 740 in plates, and the machine says the sled is 60. I felt insanely burly!
     
  9. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    I never count the sled with leg press.

    RAMA
     
  10. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Admiral Admiral

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    Usually I don't but it made for a nice round number. :) Either way, 740, 800... for me that's a PB.

    'Sides, I've seen people - mostly women - use just the sled as resistance. So it can "count" for something.
     
  11. Triskelion

    Triskelion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Forget the cycle. Took up boxing instead. Yeah!
     
  12. kimc

    kimc Coffee Mod Admiral

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    Hey fitness chickens!

    Well I skipped the salsa on Wednesday - me bad.

    I'm back on the wagon now though:
    Thurs: pilates
    Fri: 40 min on elliptical
    Today: Upper body weights + lower body with the torture device known as the magic circle.

    I'm bummed because I was supposed to go XC skiing today but it's too dang cold!

    Perhaps I'll throw that salsa dvd in tomorrow. :)
     
  13. JonathonWally

    JonathonWally Admiral Admiral

    Yesterday I went a bit overboard in the gym, I was there for a few hours, I had a lot of energy and stuff to work out, plus I was having a good time. It was the close of my 2nd week on my 14 week program that I planned out for myself, and I was pretty damn happy with myself.

    So, I tested my limits with weight on a few exercises, to see not only I was ready to increase the weight or if I just wasn't working with enough to begin with.

    All said, a very good day at the gym yesterday, but a bit sore today.
     
  14. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    I did legs Saturday and back tonight.

    For legs I did:

    Leg Press: 1x12 warm up, 810lbs; 1x10, 900lbs; 1x10, 990lbs; 1x10, 1080lbs; 1x8, 1170lbs; 1x8 1260lbs

    hack Squat: 1x12 warm up, 450lbs; 1x10 540lbs; 1x8 630lbs; 1x8 680lbs; 1x8 680

    Leg extensions: 1x12 200lbs, 1x8 280lbs, 1x8 360lbs, 1x8 400lbs, 1x6 400lbs

    Hamstrings: Standing leg curl 5 sets

    (I worked on calves twice already this week)

    Back night: Lat pulldowns: 1x12, warm up 210lbs; 1x10, whole stack, 1x10 whole stack; 1x10, whole stack, 1x10 220lbs

    Seated cable row: 1x12, 240lbs; 1x12 250 lbs; 1x12 250, 1x12 250lbs, 1x10 250lbs

    Hammer Strength rows: 1x12 4 plates; 1x10 6 plates; 1x10 8 plates; 1x10 10 plates, 1x10, 8 plates.

    Shrugs: 120lb dumbells, 4x10-12

    RAMA
     
  15. JonathonWally

    JonathonWally Admiral Admiral

    I know I'm 2 weeks into my program, but I haven't started working on my legs yet besides the running on the treadmill.

    I'm kinda nervous about it so I've been putting it off for a while, I broke my back in 5 places when I was 15 and even though it's been 12 years, I'm still kinda weary about it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  16. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    I did legs for the first time in over three months last Friday and I am still paying for it. Squats: 3 sets of 8, Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 8, walking lunges: 3 sets of 8, and standing calf raises: 3 sets of 8.

    Note to self: Don't ever take 3 months off from doing legs again.
     
  17. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    Kicked into high gear. Did a set of bench presses 315x12, 365x8 during a workout and it was easy.

    RAMA
     
  18. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Lots of drunk happened the last week for me, so I'm gonna call that a set back.

    Oh well, I had my fun, and it was totally worth it. Now back to grindstone...
     
  19. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    I ripped my second button down shirt in 3 weeks, I must be getting bigger...ugh, nice shirts too.

    RAMA
     
  20. backstept

    backstept Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    joined a gym a couple weeks ago . . . it's great because I go past the place on my way home from work, so under absolutely no circumstances can I use the excuse "too out of the way"/"don't want to drive that far" etc :D

    been doing treadmill . . . nothing too exciting.
    avg about 2.7 mph started at 15 minutes and then 20, 25 and did 30 minutes yesterday and even managed a 4mph jog for about a minute towards the end

    I'm about 275 at the moment, and for years and years I've been pretty sedentary, so it's taking my muscles and tendons a while to get used to it :lol: