Fitness Checkin

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

  1. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Took the plunge and committed to my first Ironman.

    So now I need to learn how to swim good. And bike good.
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I hooked up with a coach on TrainingPeaks to train for the Ironman. It's not till next August so right now just base building on bike and swim. He's great but the problem with no face to face contact I can't get direct feedback on form which is extremely important for especially a swimming beginner. The Y I joined has a 'Two free one on one classes' offer and I might try to use them for form feedback.

    One issue I'm having is it seems almost every time I swim I have a mild cold in the morning, and I've been having sore throat symptoms, but not sure whether that's the swimming or related to the renovation going on at work.

    Also some workouts are like "Bring fins, a pull buoy, a swim snorkel, and paddles!" So I'm walking into public swimming lanes with a bag full of equipment.
     
  3. JirinPanthosa

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    Haven't done any max assessments lately so checked my max deadlift today.

    Previous was 225. Today got 230 triple and (Bad but complete) 235 single. So some progression, though I'd prefer a little more over the timeframe.
     
  4. Refuge

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    This might be the wrong thread... some of you guys seem hardcore - fit.

    One is female, small boned, 172 cms and to her horror is 62 almost 63 kilos :weep: I have never been fat and it feels foreign to me. So for the last week my hourly walk has been supplemented with 40 minutes aerobics. One meal a day Monday to Friday. Two meals a day Saturday and Sunday. Lost a kilo and plan on keeping this up till Christmas. Should be at my goal of 59 kilos by then. Essentially I would say I was pretty fit just not sportswoman fit.
     
  5. StarCruiser

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    Be careful about skipping meals too often...

    It's often better to simply eat smaller (and better balanced) meals. It's often even suggested to eat 3x light regular meals and then have a very light snack during the day.

    The problem with cutting back hard is missing out on the nutrients you NEED in your diet. Getting more active also means you may need a little more every now and then. Especially in the 30-60 minutes after a serious workout - you will need protein and some carbs (a mix of simple and complex) to recover.

    You don't have to eat a huge meal after a workout, since you aren't going for muscle gain, just shooting for loosing weight and maybe toning...
     
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  6. JirinPanthosa

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    I lost 60 pounds when I got into running. Part of it was the running, but the big key to the diet changes is to gradually make small changes.

    The reason a lot of people don't stay with diets is because the changes are too radical so they're constantly hungry and never enjoying food. To make changes I stayed with I made more small changes. Stop having muffins at dunkin donuts. Have tea or coffee instead of coke. Have a third of the pasta package for a meal instead of half. If I need a snack have a couple pinches of sunflower seeds or almonds instead of a candy bar. Make one small change, get used to it, make the next.

    My Ironman training program has been ramping up. Individual workouts haven't been that hard but the amount of them has been tough. Can only imagine what it will be like in the few months before the event. But my body seems to be responding, my morning heart rate variance readings have gone from averaging around 60 to averaging around 150 in the last three weeks. (This indicates my body has been in recovery mode and adapting more to the training.)
     
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  7. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Okay, guys, confession time for me... I'm the heaviest I've ever been, and I'm not sure how to proceed. I just tried a cinnamon supplement if there's any chance of my body not properly processing sugar. I'm up and down constantly during the day...
    So how do I fix myself? Should I try a detox diet briefly to get the ball rolling?