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Re: Strength & Fitness 2017
« Reply #550 on: March 06, 2017, 10:26:20 AM »
Lagom, I think it's funny- our gym also had a 9 month break even time frame... but that was with wood stands and the barbell being a birthday present! Haha. But our gym fees were only $20/mon for each of us.

Your gym looks great though. That'll be our eventual goal setup!
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« Reply #551 on: March 06, 2017, 10:42:56 AM »
Lagom, I think it's funny- our gym also had a 9 month break even time frame... but that was with wood stands and the barbell being a birthday present! Haha. But our gym fees were only $20/mon for each of us.

Your gym looks great though. That'll be our eventual goal setup!

You realize that everyone here is going to be super disappointed if you don't get a sign that says "YES!" right?
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« Reply #552 on: March 06, 2017, 10:45:12 AM »
Lagom, I think it's funny- our gym also had a 9 month break even time frame... but that was with wood stands and the barbell being a birthday present! Haha. But our gym fees were only $20/mon for each of us.

Your gym looks great though. That'll be our eventual goal setup!

You realize that everyone here is going to be super disappointed if you don't get a sign that says "YES!" right?

Haha, fair. I need to embrace my inner arts and crafts maven (assuming I have one of those...?) and make one! Or, you know, have DH print one out for me =P That's a totally reasonable use of a big work plotter, right!?
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Re: Strength & Fitness 2017
« Reply #553 on: March 06, 2017, 11:19:42 AM »
Lagom, I think it's funny- our gym also had a 9 month break even time frame... but that was with wood stands and the barbell being a birthday present! Haha. But our gym fees were only $20/mon for each of us.

Your gym looks great though. That'll be our eventual goal setup!

You realize that everyone here is going to be super disappointed if you don't get a sign that says "YES!" right?

Haha, fair. I need to embrace my inner arts and crafts maven (assuming I have one of those...?) and make one! Or, you know, have DH print one out for me =P That's a totally reasonable use of a big work plotter, right!?

Arg, I totally spaced. I was going to make a YES sign before I posted pics, just for you guys! ;)

@Bracken, I was seriously impressed by your squat setup. Thought about trying to make my own, but ultimately decided since I'm going to be squatting 400+lbs with no spotter I really needed a power cage for safety. Same for bench. Plus the combo deal I found was too good to pass up. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Mustachians are welcome to drop by to lift any time :)

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2017
« Reply #554 on: March 07, 2017, 08:09:00 AM »
My hand is turning out to be a bit more of an issue than expected. Tentatively, I might have torn a tendon that connects to my thumb...at least partially but maybe completely (from manual exam only, no pictures yet). It's an old injury so lots of scar tissue involved as well. Could explain the persistent problem. Bottom line: still not cleared for push-ups.

I am lumbering along on the couch to 5k program. I will be joining in with a couch to half marathon group in May. So my new goal for this year is to finish the half in October.

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« Reply #555 on: March 07, 2017, 05:17:06 PM »
I just finished C210k week 5 day 2. It actually felt much easier than I was expecting, in large part because I caved and nudged the speed on the treadmill down a bit. I hate that it feels like failure when I have to decrease the speed, but it felt like winning when I could do the whole run without too much trouble. Lesson learned I guess.

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« Reply #556 on: March 08, 2017, 12:29:58 AM »
I just finished C210k week 5 day 2. It actually felt much easier than I was expecting, in large part because I caved and nudged the speed on the treadmill down a bit. I hate that it feels like failure when I have to decrease the speed, but it felt like winning when I could do the whole run without too much trouble. Lesson learned I guess.

Good for you. I don't know your running history etc. but I generally believe that people try to push the speed too much when they first get into running. It takes maturity to reduce speed, sacrificing short-term ego for the long-term goal. Nice!

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« Reply #557 on: March 08, 2017, 07:25:03 AM »
I'm sidelined for a bit... I've been battling some lower back discomfort for a while that I didn't worry about because it was just a very minor discomfort if I stood or sat too long. But apparently it was causing me to move differently because it flared up into a sharp right hip pain mid-run last week. Took a couple days off, didn't get better. Made a doctor's appointment... he wants no running/cycling/really anything but walking until at least the end of next week. I've already had a week off. Sigh. Send positive vibes to my husband. I've been much more irritable than normal.

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« Reply #558 on: March 08, 2017, 07:29:16 AM »
I'm going to go at this slower this time after dropping couch to 5k twice due to scheduling problems and trying to run too fast. I only have to average 2.65 mph to complete my event before the course closes. So I'm going to ease in to trotting along just above 3 mph with walk intervals for the 7 weeks before the "official" group program starts. Hopefully then I won't be the one holding everyone else back. :-)

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« Reply #559 on: March 08, 2017, 11:12:11 AM »
I just finished C210k week 5 day 2. It actually felt much easier than I was expecting, in large part because I caved and nudged the speed on the treadmill down a bit. I hate that it feels like failure when I have to decrease the speed, but it felt like winning when I could do the whole run without too much trouble. Lesson learned I guess.

Good for you. I don't know your running history etc. but I generally believe that people try to push the speed too much when they first get into running. It takes maturity to reduce speed, sacrificing short-term ego for the long-term goal. Nice!

My running history is that I'm a slow poke. I always wish I was a faster runner than I am, but since I'm already kinda pokey, going slower just feels sad. But either way, I did it, and it felt good.

Also (cross post warning), I just registered for a half marathon in October.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2017
« Reply #560 on: March 08, 2017, 02:43:10 PM »
woohoo!

I get to put all of my strength training to use tonight! Had a big ass tree fall over in my yard over the weekend and tonight will be the first time I'm home before dark to get started on it. Got my chain saw sharpened and am hooked onto the car trailer. If anybody is within 45 minutes of me I will have FREE dead lifts and loaded carries at my place starting at 4:30! I'll even provide some post workout "recovery drinks"
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« Reply #561 on: March 08, 2017, 03:44:41 PM »
In honor of International Women's Day (also my bday), I did deadlifts and pull ups today. It just felt right =)

woohoo!

I get to put all of my strength training to use tonight! Had a big ass tree fall over in my yard over the weekend and tonight will be the first time I'm home before dark to get started on it. Got my chain saw sharpened and am hooked onto the car trailer. If anybody is within 45 minutes of me I will have FREE dead lifts and loaded carries at my place starting at 4:30! I'll even provide some post workout "recovery drinks"

DH will be so sad we don't live nearby. He's all about the type 2 fun. That would be his perfect day, right there.
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« Reply #562 on: March 08, 2017, 05:18:48 PM »
woohoo!

I get to put all of my strength training to use tonight! Had a big ass tree fall over in my yard over the weekend and tonight will be the first time I'm home before dark to get started on it. Got my chain saw sharpened and am hooked onto the car trailer. If anybody is within 45 minutes of me I will have FREE dead lifts and loaded carries at my place starting at 4:30! I'll even provide some post workout "recovery drinks"

Awesome, nice one! I had an "aha this shit actually is useful in the real world" moment last summer when I had to move and literally everyone I knew who could help was unavailable and my wife was (very) pregnant so also not too able-bodied. After 10 hours of lifting, carrying, loading, and unloading heavy and awkward pieces of furniture (ask me how fun it is to move a sectional couch solo!), boxes, rugs, etc., I was exhausted but also feeling like a boss. It's fun to see the fruits of strength gains beyond the numbers on the bar going up. Keep on keepin on!

In honor of International Women's Day (also my bday), I did deadlifts and pull ups today. It just felt right =)

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« Reply #563 on: March 08, 2017, 05:58:42 PM »
Lagom, I think it's funny- our gym also had a 9 month break even time frame... but that was with wood stands and the barbell being a birthday present! Haha. But our gym fees were only $20/mon for each of us.

Your gym looks great though. That'll be our eventual goal setup!

You realize that everyone here is going to be super disappointed if you don't get a sign that says "YES!" right?

Agreed...without the real "YES!" sign you're squating in a house of lies (which just doesn't sound right). 

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« Reply #564 on: March 08, 2017, 06:12:36 PM »
I just got an excellent free personal training session from a colleague. :)
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« Reply #565 on: March 12, 2017, 10:11:46 AM »
woohoo!

I get to put all of my strength training to use tonight! Had a big ass tree fall over in my yard over the weekend and tonight will be the first time I'm home before dark to get started on it. Got my chain saw sharpened and am hooked onto the car trailer. If anybody is within 45 minutes of me I will have FREE dead lifts and loaded carries at my place starting at 4:30! I'll even provide some post workout "recovery drinks"

Awesome, nice one! I had an "aha this shit actually is useful in the real world" moment last summer when I had to move and literally everyone I knew who could help was unavailable and my wife was (very) pregnant so also not too able-bodied. After 10 hours of lifting, carrying, loading, and unloading heavy and awkward pieces of furniture (ask me how fun it is to move a sectional couch solo!), boxes, rugs, etc., I was exhausted but also feeling like a boss. It's fun to see the fruits of strength gains beyond the numbers on the bar going up. Keep on keepin on!

In honor of International Women's Day (also my bday), I did deadlifts and pull ups today. It just felt right =)

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Sectionals are  no fun to move even with a team of horses let alone by yourself. I moved our old one down stairs by myself with gravity's help. The log splitting and hauling off went great. I ended up getting a friend who has a loader come over and help dig the stump up. Then we split the wood and hauled it off with the loader too. It makes unloading really easy. some of the big stumps we didn't bother splitting and just rolled them into the bucket. some of these were close to 40 inches in diameter and still full of water. I didn't have any problem flipping these into the bucket.

I am also amazed at how fast I recovered. Last night I was TOAST. I sat on the couch and nursed a whiskey drink thinking about how sore I would be the next day. I feel great this morning no soreness at all. I was a little tight in the lower back this morning, but a little mobility before my squat workout cleared that up. Squats felt great today hit a rep max of 260 and powered through my 5 x 10 sets probably faster than I have since I started following this program. Now if I can just figure out how to keep my knees from caving in when my squats get heavy I'll be in good shape. I always call it when this happens even though the weight still feels fairly light.


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« Reply #566 on: March 13, 2017, 06:49:16 AM »

Goals:
  • Lose 20lbs (bonus points if by Memorial Day)
  • Complete all the OCR's I'm signed up for without dying . Currently signed up for 7 races for a combined 32 miles. Will probably signed up for 2-3 more for another 7-10 miles
  • Get stronger. I want visible muscles. I'm starting with pushups in January because I feel my arms are my weakest point
  • Run a sub-30 minute 5k. Despite how the second point looks I am NOT a runner. Currently I "run" about the same speed I walk so a 5k takes about 45 minutes
  • Log more steps in 2017 than I did in 2016. According to my Fitbit I did 3,267,297 steps in 2016
One of the ways I'm prepping for my OCRs is by signing up for trail runs. I did a 4 miler in November, a pretty weak 5k in February, and had a 10k Saturday. Well, my 10k accidentally turned into 10 miles when I ended up on one of the extra loops intended for half-marathoners. Until this weekend the furthest I had run was the 4 miler in November and I guestimate I only ran 2.5-3 miles of that one while I'm pretty confident I ran at least 8 of the miles this weekend. My legs are quite sore but I survived

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2017
« Reply #567 on: March 13, 2017, 06:56:23 AM »

Goals:
  • Lose 20lbs (bonus points if by Memorial Day)
  • Complete all the OCR's I'm signed up for without dying . Currently signed up for 7 races for a combined 32 miles. Will probably signed up for 2-3 more for another 7-10 miles
  • Get stronger. I want visible muscles. I'm starting with pushups in January because I feel my arms are my weakest point
  • Run a sub-30 minute 5k. Despite how the second point looks I am NOT a runner. Currently I "run" about the same speed I walk so a 5k takes about 45 minutes
  • Log more steps in 2017 than I did in 2016. According to my Fitbit I did 3,267,297 steps in 2016
One of the ways I'm prepping for my OCRs is by signing up for trail runs. I did a 4 miler in November, a pretty weak 5k in February, and had a 10k Saturday. Well, my 10k accidentally turned into 10 miles when I ended up on one of the extra loops intended for half-marathoners. Until this weekend the furthest I had run was the 4 miler in November and I guestimate I only ran 2.5-3 miles of that one while I'm pretty confident I ran at least 8 of the miles this weekend. My legs are quite sore but I survived

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« Reply #568 on: March 13, 2017, 07:15:22 AM »

Goals:
  • Lose 20lbs (bonus points if by Memorial Day)
  • Complete all the OCR's I'm signed up for without dying . Currently signed up for 7 races for a combined 32 miles. Will probably signed up for 2-3 more for another 7-10 miles
  • Get stronger. I want visible muscles. I'm starting with pushups in January because I feel my arms are my weakest point
  • Run a sub-30 minute 5k. Despite how the second point looks I am NOT a runner. Currently I "run" about the same speed I walk so a 5k takes about 45 minutes
  • Log more steps in 2017 than I did in 2016. According to my Fitbit I did 3,267,297 steps in 2016
One of the ways I'm prepping for my OCRs is by signing up for trail runs. I did a 4 miler in November, a pretty weak 5k in February, and had a 10k Saturday. Well, my 10k accidentally turned into 10 miles when I ended up on one of the extra loops intended for half-marathoners. Until this weekend the furthest I had run was the 4 miler in November and I guestimate I only ran 2.5-3 miles of that one while I'm pretty confident I ran at least 8 of the miles this weekend. My legs are quite sore but I survived

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« Reply #569 on: March 17, 2017, 04:14:38 PM »
I'm really happy today. I almost let a mild cough (thanks husband!) stop me from doing my run today. Instead I decided to try it anyway and see how it went. Well, 22 minutes of running, no walk breaks. C210k Week 6 day 3 done! That's the longest I've run in over a year, closer to two.

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« Reply #570 on: March 17, 2017, 06:01:55 PM »
I'm really happy today. I almost let a mild cough (thanks husband!) stop me from doing my run today. Instead I decided to try it anyway and see how it went. Well, 22 minutes of running, no walk breaks. C210k Week 6 day 3 done! That's the longest I've run in over a year, closer to two.

Can you link your program? I'm just really surprised, my C25k seems to be the same program. I just ran 25min no breaks for week 6 run 3. Does it just take the C25k then add some weeks?
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« Reply #571 on: March 17, 2017, 06:52:40 PM »
I'm really happy today. I almost let a mild cough (thanks husband!) stop me from doing my run today. Instead I decided to try it anyway and see how it went. Well, 22 minutes of running, no walk breaks. C210k Week 6 day 3 done! That's the longest I've run in over a year, closer to two.

Can you link your program? I'm just really surprised, my C25k seems to be the same program. I just ran 25min no breaks for week 6 run 3. Does it just take the C25k then add some weeks?

I use the app put out by Zen Labs (on android). To answer your question, yes, it takes C25K and just keeps going. The first 8 weeks are identical. The 10k app is 14 weeks long.

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« Reply #572 on: March 17, 2017, 07:00:01 PM »
I'm really happy today. I almost let a mild cough (thanks husband!) stop me from doing my run today. Instead I decided to try it anyway and see how it went. Well, 22 minutes of running, no walk breaks. C210k Week 6 day 3 done! That's the longest I've run in over a year, closer to two.

Can you link your program? I'm just really surprised, my C25k seems to be the same program. I just ran 25min no breaks for week 6 run 3. Does it just take the C25k then add some weeks?

I use the app put out by Zen Labs (on android). To answer your question, yes, it takes C25K and just keeps going. The first 8 weeks are identical. The 10k app is 14 weeks long.

Ah, okay! That makes so much more sense =P I was like, wow, these are super similar! =P

I'll look into the 10k when I finish the C25k, it really hasn't been bad.
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« Reply #573 on: March 18, 2017, 10:29:14 AM »
Lagom, I think it's funny- our gym also had a 9 month break even time frame... but that was with wood stands and the barbell being a birthday present! Haha. But our gym fees were only $20/mon for each of us.

Your gym looks great though. That'll be our eventual goal setup!

You realize that everyone here is going to be super disappointed if you don't get a sign that says "YES!" right?

Haha, fair. I need to embrace my inner arts and crafts maven (assuming I have one of those...?) and make one! Or, you know, have DH print one out for me =P That's a totally reasonable use of a big work plotter, right!?

Arg, I totally spaced. I was going to make a YES sign before I posted pics, just for you guys! ;)

@Bracken, I was seriously impressed by your squat setup. Thought about trying to make my own, but ultimately decided since I'm going to be squatting 400+lbs with no spotter I really needed a power cage for safety. Same for bench. Plus the combo deal I found was too good to pass up. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Mustachians are welcome to drop by to lift any time :)

If I ever make it to SF I'll get in a squat sessh with you. I currently lift about 1x a week with a group of people who have a squat cage built in their basement. It's sweet.


I went on vacation and didn't log onto MMM much. Nothing has really changed except I do have my sights set on entering a bench only powerlifting meet in August. My training is the same currently though. I will start ramping up the weights in April.

Thinking about doing Smolov Junior for bench leading up to the contest, if I do indeed enter. I've done it before with a lot of success: http://www.smolovjr.com/smolov-squat-program/

Anyone else done smolov or smolov jr?

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« Reply #574 on: March 20, 2017, 09:33:05 AM »
I took my students on a service trip for spring break. It was a construction trip in which we did a lot of digging (digging dirt out a crawl space to get to the floor joists), carrying (buckets of dirt and a lot of lumber to replace said floor joists), and general construction type things. Going in, I knew I was in good cardio/endurance shape, but I never realized I have pretty decent functional strength to go with it. I mostly worked circles around my much (ahem) younger students and really wasn't sore after any of the work (maybe I didn't work hard enough!)

Back to running this week. The doc gave me the go ahead as long as I didn't re-injure myself last week. Overall, my back and hip feel pretty good (I took almost two weeks off pre-trip). So I'll give it a couple shorter, easy runs this week to test the waters.

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« Reply #575 on: March 20, 2017, 09:41:07 AM »
I took my students on a service trip for spring break. It was a construction trip in which we did a lot of digging (digging dirt out a crawl space to get to the floor joists), carrying (buckets of dirt and a lot of lumber to replace said floor joists), and general construction type things. Going in, I knew I was in good cardio/endurance shape, but I never realized I have pretty decent functional strength to go with it. I mostly worked circles around my much (ahem) younger students and really wasn't sore after any of the work (maybe I didn't work hard enough!)

Back to running this week. The doc gave me the go ahead as long as I didn't re-injure myself last week. Overall, my back and hip feel pretty good (I took almost two weeks off pre-trip). So I'll give it a couple shorter, easy runs this week to test the waters.

In my circle of friends it seems like somebody is always doing some sort of construction. Since getting back into working out regularly I've noticed I'm able to pretty much work circles around everybody. I was before too I would jus be sore the next day. One of the guys is 22 years old I think and he gets wore out first. It's a little sad. I've offered to let him strength train with me to help him out but he doesn't see it as a problem. Even though his 50 ish year old dad is working circles around him. to each their own I guess.
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« Reply #576 on: March 20, 2017, 10:23:11 AM »
I realized that I never did an update on my knee! Happy to report that it's back to being good. Although now that I'm more aware of how weak it is, I definitely am hesitant to push it too hard- I'm definitely hypervigilant during lifts and runs. But if that's what it takes, that's fine. Now that it's had some time to cool down while I 'just' run and do basic form work, I'm going to move into unilateral strength work.

I took my students on a service trip for spring break. It was a construction trip in which we did a lot of digging (digging dirt out a crawl space to get to the floor joists), carrying (buckets of dirt and a lot of lumber to replace said floor joists), and general construction type things. Going in, I knew I was in good cardio/endurance shape, but I never realized I have pretty decent functional strength to go with it. I mostly worked circles around my much (ahem) younger students and really wasn't sore after any of the work (maybe I didn't work hard enough!)

Back to running this week. The doc gave me the go ahead as long as I didn't re-injure myself last week. Overall, my back and hip feel pretty good (I took almost two weeks off pre-trip). So I'll give it a couple shorter, easy runs this week to test the waters.

It's always awesome to realize that your fitness gains translate to REAL gains. Definitely an awesome moment- this shit really works! =D
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« Reply #577 on: March 25, 2017, 11:27:47 AM »
Been away from forum for a while...big move coming up and massive amounts of time catching up on work crap unfortunately.

February was on track with 10 strength training sessions (same as January) and following sleep rules most of the time.  Progressed to "rings wide pushups" in the Reddit recommended routine:  https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/exercises/pushup

March has fallen apart a bit as noted...on target for maybe 5 training sessions and have been working late too much :(

The move is a 3 month Temp Expat in Tokyo--I've loved my 3 shorter trips, but a bit more work going into preparing for 3 months.  Head out next week and will be busy, but hoping to keep up fitness in some ways.

Tentative plan: (no need to update the goals, I'm still targeting essentially the same, just doing a few different things).
  • Walk to/from work everyday (looks like 20-25 min walk).
  • Take stairs (work is on 16th floor and in June moves to new building on 35th).  Not positive what floor my place is on.  I'd like to work in some stair sprints as a part of this
  • Work out at Hibiya park 2x a week. I can't (and likely shouldn't) do any of this crazy stuff, but pullups bars, rings, dips, etc looks available:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0og5P_QkFOw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv8wXqKpcxg
  • I booked 1st 3 weekends with sightseeing so lots more walking.

We'll see how working out fits into my days there...it may lag either from jet-lag/work or from sightseeing--which will at least will include lots of walking, which is one of the best things to do anyways.  I've always liked this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo

Presently procrastinating about working out today and test packing for the trip.

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« Reply #578 on: March 25, 2017, 03:42:20 PM »
Hi, my name is longwaytogo and I failed epically in all of my 2016 fitness goals. At first due to just laziness and not prioritizing; and then due to a major injury/surgery I obtained while mountain biking very fast down a hill :/

Luckliy my helmet cracked saving me from any brain injuries but I did manage to break my collar bone. The let it heal in the sling method was failing so after 4 weeks I had surgery to add a plate and some screws. So between that failed 4 weeks and then 4 more weeks after of being in the sling I lost a LOT of muscle and flexibility. Like so much that push-ups are painful/difficult and I can't even think about a pull-up.


2017 Goals:

-Complete a set of 10 pull-ups


Awwwww yeah, first pull up today since breaking Collar bone in August!!! Joining the gym over the winter for 3 months was a huge help. Took my lat pull from 100 pounds to 180 over the 3 months and my membership just ended last week. Figured if I was hitting 180 for 6-7 reps maybe I could pull my 215 BW one time and sure enough I did,  but could barely start a 2nd one.

Anyone have a good pull up progression plan to get from 1-10 by years end (or sooner) ?

I have other goals too but snipped them out of the quote, I'll post a first qtr update next week.

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Also I don't post in this thread much but read along and everyone is doing great in their progress!!

I'm also really impressed with the breadth of some of you alls knowledge which is whey I proposed the pull up question :)
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« Reply #579 on: March 25, 2017, 04:39:39 PM »
After spending mid November through mid Feb in Asia and Mexico, my training and diet suffered. Been back hitting it hard the last 6 weeks. Today I was able to bench 265x8, which isn't far off my PB of 275x10.

I'm trying to bulk but having a hard time, and I'm trying to eat mostly clean food which is what makes the struggle. My wife isn't in the same boat as me (she's thin, but not bulking) so I'd feel a bit bad eating tons of delicious crap. I started at 196 and am now up to 203. If I could get to 210 or so and maintain that until I cut hard this summer, that'd be ideal. We'll see.

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« Reply #580 on: March 25, 2017, 04:42:22 PM »

Here's my current split:
New workout split
Day 1: Chest/Triceps/Calves
Day 2: Quads/Biceps/Abs
Day 3: Shoulders/Triceps/Calves
Day 4: Back/Hamstrings/Abs


Last year we trained 3 days a week, this year we're shooting for 4. We do a heavy week, light week, then a drop set week, repeat. We used to do standard cardio but trying to incorporate more stuff like kettle ball swings, box jumps, etc.

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« Reply #581 on: March 25, 2017, 06:07:07 PM »
Hi, my name is longwaytogo and I failed epically in all of my 2016 fitness goals. At first due to just laziness and not prioritizing; and then due to a major injury/surgery I obtained while mountain biking very fast down a hill :/

Luckliy my helmet cracked saving me from any brain injuries but I did manage to break my collar bone. The let it heal in the sling method was failing so after 4 weeks I had surgery to add a plate and some screws. So between that failed 4 weeks and then 4 more weeks after of being in the sling I lost a LOT of muscle and flexibility. Like so much that push-ups are painful/difficult and I can't even think about a pull-up.


2017 Goals:

-Complete a set of 10 pull-ups


Awwwww yeah, first pull up today since breaking Collar bone in August!!! Joining the gym over the winter for 3 months was a huge help. Took my lat pull from 100 pounds to 180 over the 3 months and my membership just ended last week. Figured if I was hitting 180 for 6-7 reps maybe I could pull my 215 BW one time and sure enough I did,  but could barely start a 2nd one.

Anyone have a good pull up progression plan to get from 1-10 by years end (or sooner) ?

I have other goals too but snipped them out of the quote, I'll post a first qtr update next week.

---------------

Also I don't post in this thread much but read along and everyone is doing great in their progress!!

I'm also really impressed with the breadth of some of you alls knowledge which is whey I proposed the pull up question :)

LWTG, I am partial to the slow progressions in Convict Conditioning. I will try to find a good image, but essentially, this is it:



Doing a google search for Convict Conditioning Pullup Progression should provide additional resources. Also, based on 2300's comment earlier, and the fact I didn't know that r/bodyweightfitness had a wiki, I found this: https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/exercises/pullup
Haven't looked at it in depth though. Glad your collar bone is feeling better.
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« Reply #582 on: March 26, 2017, 09:12:30 AM »
Well, I missed my running goals last week due to a cold that kicked my ass. However, I started again today. C210k week 7 day 1 is done. Not as pretty as I would have liked, and with more walking than I would have liked, but since I'm still recovering from being sick, I'll take it.

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« Reply #583 on: March 26, 2017, 02:40:56 PM »
Ran 10k on a treadmill last week - took it slow at 60 minutes, the point was to complete it not complete it quickly.

I've also signed up for a half marathon in September which I hope to do in under 2 hours.

Lot of training to do between then and now.

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« Reply #584 on: March 26, 2017, 04:13:02 PM »
Ran 10k on a treadmill last week - took it slow at 60 minutes, the point was to complete it not complete it quickly.

I've also signed up for a half marathon in September which I hope to do in under 2 hours.

Lot of training to do between then and now.

I'm signed up for a half marathon in October. I'm only at around 2 miles at the moment, but I have a plan in my head to get me there. I'm hoping to do a 10, at the end of May.

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« Reply #585 on: March 26, 2017, 04:32:18 PM »
Ran 10k on a treadmill last week - took it slow at 60 minutes, the point was to complete it not complete it quickly.

I've also signed up for a half marathon in September which I hope to do in under 2 hours.

Lot of training to do between then and now.

Took it slow?  Bugger, my only 10K race finished in 59mins something.

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« Reply #586 on: March 28, 2017, 08:37:54 AM »

LWTG, I am partial to the slow progressions in Convict Conditioning. I will try to find a good image, but essentially, this is it:

Haven't looked at it in depth though. Glad your collar bone is feeling better.

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« Reply #587 on: March 28, 2017, 08:43:45 AM »
Just a quick update here on building a fitness routine.
I now have the ability to get my kayak to the water, so have been doing that about once a week. I've also started the blogilates 30day beginner calender, I certainly build up a swaet doing those exercises!
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« Reply #588 on: March 28, 2017, 08:50:12 AM »
Oh hopefully didn't find this too late...Is it too late to join? And if not how do I join?

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« Reply #589 on: March 28, 2017, 09:00:27 AM »
Oh hopefully didn't find this too late...Is it too late to join? And if not how do I join?

Just jump in =) What are your goals, and how are you working toward them? =)
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« Reply #590 on: March 28, 2017, 09:01:33 AM »
Oh hopefully didn't find this too late...Is it too late to join? And if not how do I join?
It's never too late to join in. Most people on here post some sort of fitness/health goals, which get added to the first page.
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« Reply #591 on: March 28, 2017, 04:14:53 PM »
Just a quick update here on building a fitness routine.
I now have the ability to get my kayak to the water, so have been doing that about once a week. I've also started the blogilates 30day beginner calender, I certainly build up a swaet doing those exercises!
Went for a bike ride today, I think I need a cushion!

No cushion required, just more time on the bike :)

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« Reply #592 on: March 28, 2017, 04:20:07 PM »
First quarter update:

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Lower back PT exercises >= 5x/week
Bike commute >= 26x
Cardio >= 3x/week

I've met my weekly goals for PT and cardio every week but one!  I'm doing less well on the bike commute: today was only day 2 of 26.


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« Reply #593 on: March 28, 2017, 04:31:41 PM »
After a week off for being sick, I'm once again back at it. Second run of the week, and I ran 25 minutes (2 miles or so, because I'm slow). Hoping to hit my first goal of a 5k next week.

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« Reply #594 on: March 28, 2017, 07:07:03 PM »
Just a quick update here on building a fitness routine.
I now have the ability to get my kayak to the water, so have been doing that about once a week. I've also started the blogilates 30day beginner calender, I certainly build up a swaet doing those exercises!
Went for a bike ride today, I think I need a cushion!

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« Reply #595 on: March 29, 2017, 11:45:30 AM »
I found a pregnant walking buddy! I think I'm going to talk with her about making our visits a regular thing if we can both make it work.

I am failing miserably at my goals. I need to schedule and book my daily fitness stuff into a calendar so I'm committed to it. I've been going when hubby goes but he's been traveling and on a terrible rotational schedule so he hasn't been going lately either. :/

I know what I need to do, I just need to kick myself in the butt and do it.

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« Reply #596 on: March 31, 2017, 05:47:12 AM »
Monthly update and progress so far
Update and goals.

Strength wise I worked up to a 3 rep max last week
Military press 135 120 x 5 rep max 140 set on 3-14
Bench press 195 180 x 8 rep max 241 set on 3-18
Squat 240 205 x 8 rep max 260 set on 3-12
Dedlift 310  255 X 12 rep max 358 set on 3-28

I would like to set the goals of
Military press 155
Bench press 225
Squat 315
Deadlift 395



So in 5/3/1 on your last work set you go for an AMRAP and then calculate an estimated one rep max (I have my current PR's bolded above). It doesn't really mean this is your one rep max it is more of a way to judge yourself from workout to workout since the program has you use sub maximal loading. Lifting has been going really well. I just need to get my conditioning going. I'm hoping to have enough time to build a tire sled this weekend to drag around when I don't feel like running.
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« Reply #597 on: March 31, 2017, 10:01:02 AM »
Last day of March. I missed 2 days of activity this month, which I think is probably my sustainable level. There are definitely some "Life Happens" moments in every month, between the occasional long work day, not feeling well, or just needing a day to be a slug.

Shoulder is doing well. I'm still doing PT 1 day per week and have a long list of daily stretches and strengthening exercises. I've spent $800 on copays already, but I might keep up visits through April. Things are much better but there is still some residual crunchiness I want to address.

New goal for April - Do pilates 2x per week. PTs and I have realized part of my issues are related to a weak core. Pilates should address a lot of that for me.

Modified goal for April - Some activity every day, with 2 off days permitted.

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« Reply #598 on: March 31, 2017, 10:20:47 AM »
Shit. I have to get my quarterly stats done this weekend. Is anyone else doing that?
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« Reply #599 on: March 31, 2017, 12:14:57 PM »
March Goal update:

March was pretty much a fail all around. The back strain/hip bursitis ended up knocking me out of running for three weeks.  And pretty much everything else (note the doc said I could continue to do things that didn't cause me a lot of pain, but I got lazy). Still counting the construction trip as a win. Always nice to be in better shape than you thought. Basically march boils down to 4 runs, 1 swim, and 1 round of yoga. Whomp, whomp.

Starting April with a race tomorrow. It'll be slow and probably uncomfortable given how little I have run, but it'll be nice to see the run club folks again.