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Title: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 18, 2019, 07:36:12 am
So how are you doing, what are your plans?

Any mountains to climb?


Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Liep on February 18, 2019, 07:56:09 am
Running and cycling a bit, in march I have 4 weeks to cycle around Portugal and southern Spain. I'll probably have to climb a mountain or two.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 18, 2019, 07:58:49 am
Paternal leave has fattened me up, I'm up to 84 kg (13.23 stone for you brexiters) right now, and that's at least 10 too much.

So last Friday I went running, we have a treadmill in the garage, so the kids were milling around in there with me. And today I ran again.

I have issues with my knees, so I take it easy. Fridays run was 4 km (20 furlongs for..) and today was 3 km (meh, you can convert for yourself). I also did some exercise with the exercise ball. That is brutal for my stomach muscles, but again, I take it easy.

My plan is to be in better shape when it's time for our motor home trip. It would be nice to go jogging and also to buy some clothes. And there's a 10 km run with my work in August, would be nice to do that comfortably under the hour so I try to keep 6 min/km. (about 17000 furlongs/fortnight)
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Tamas on February 18, 2019, 08:00:56 am
I am keeping a decent weight (81kg) mostly by minimising carbo-intake (within reason). This year I'll need to supplement it with ample cardio as my fitness is lacking and I think I am getting to the age where my heart starts suffering for it.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 18, 2019, 08:02:21 am
And on the minus side I'm baking a Bienenstich right now. https://www.oetker.de/rezepte/r/bienenstich-klassisch.html (https://www.oetker.de/rezepte/r/bienenstich-klassisch.html)
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Grey Fox on February 18, 2019, 08:05:11 am
I run about 3 km 4 times a week on my threadmill. It's been a year since I've started to run the improvement has been substansial but my feet still ache while running. Shins are getting better but will have difficulty if I push the speed up to high.

Learning how to run when you are over 30 isn't easy for the body or the mind.

(I have lost no weight, don't care to. Muscle - Fat offset has kept me at 180lbs.)
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Liep on February 18, 2019, 08:06:51 am

I have issues with my knees, so I take it easy.

Beginning to feel that as well and was shown a technique to lessen the strain on the knees. It's basically a faster cadence and lifting the knees a bit more, it makes you land on the front of the foot instead of the heel and it takes some of the shock absorption from the knee. It's bloody hard on the lungs though. :P
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 18, 2019, 08:14:18 am

I have issues with my knees, so I take it easy.

Beginning to feel that as well and was shown a technique to lessen the strain on the knees. It's basically a faster cadence and lifting the knees a bit more, it makes you land on the front of the foot instead of the heel and it takes some of the shock absorption from the knee. It's bloody hard on the lungs though. :P

I've heard about that, if they get worse I will have to learn it. If I take it easy on the treadmill my knees aren't too bad. I run with a 1 or 2 degrees upward slope all the time. We have a very nice gravel road in the forest just behind my house, a 5 km run with about 140 height meters. It's very beautiful and one sometimes gets to see wild animals. I once rounded a corner and ran into a family of elks lying down having a rest. I went full Usain Bolt the other way.

But I can't really run it regularly, the downward slope absolutely kills my knees.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Tamas on February 18, 2019, 08:20:36 am
Running is horrible on the knees. Switch to a bike.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 18, 2019, 08:25:01 am
Running is horrible on the knees. Switch to a bike.

Word.  :D
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 18, 2019, 08:28:00 am
I have a not very good mountain bike and also I sometimes cycle with the kids on a trailer behind. It's just that I find cycling so very boring. To get the same exercise as running I have to spend more time on something that is absolutely mind-numbingly boring.

That said, I am trying to convince the wife of our need for an exercise bike in the garage. Slow progress so far.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Tamas on February 18, 2019, 08:33:35 am
I have a not very good mountain bike and also I sometimes cycle with the kids on a trailer behind. It's just that I find cycling so very boring. To get the same exercise as running I have to spend more time on something that is absolutely mind-numbingly boring.

That said, I am trying to convince the wife of our need for an exercise bike in the garage. Slow progress so far.

You need an exercise bike where there's a TV. :) I find it helps. It is absolutely boring to sit on a stationary bike
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 18, 2019, 08:40:13 am
Yeah, I usually listens to podcasts or something. I find that it helps to have something to think on when on the treadmill, otherwise I just keep looking at the clock.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 18, 2019, 08:48:19 am
I have a not very good mountain bike and also I sometimes cycle with the kids on a trailer behind. It's just that I find cycling so very boring. To get the same exercise as running I have to spend more time on something that is absolutely mind-numbingly boring.

That said, I am trying to convince the wife of our need for an exercise bike in the garage. Slow progress so far.

I think the problem here is regarding it as an extra onerous task you have to do.

A  better approach is to integrate it into one's daily life, be that sometimes cycling to work, doing some local shopping, visiting a friends, going down the pub etc.

So that it's just another mode of transport, which happens to get you fitter as an added bonus and will probably save you money, occasionally even saving some time if your local road traffic is anything like it is here.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on February 18, 2019, 08:50:41 am
I'm back to 110 Kg  <_<

I've been extremely sedentary these past 3 months and put on a lot of weight - job has been very intense. I started a proper diet and I'm back going to the gym regularly, so hopefully there will be progress.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 18, 2019, 09:11:45 am
Any special diet or just eating less?
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Habbaku on February 18, 2019, 09:21:33 am
Weight has never been an issue for me (~145 pounds since high school), but I'd say I'm pretty out of shape in general. I intend to start with light weightlifting and regular hiking again as soon as the temperature improves.

Has anyone had any experience with a home rowing machine or something similar?
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on February 18, 2019, 09:34:00 am
Any special diet or just eating less?

I'm actually just reusing the same diet I used to shed 10 Kg 3 years ago. It worked a treat. It's mostly based around veggies/lowfat meats/fish. But yeah, there's a plan for what I'm going to eat every day of the week, calorie counting... the whole shebang.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: fromtia on February 18, 2019, 02:37:24 pm
I had high hopes for 2018 to be a year of glowing, svelte vigor and manliness but I had a few injuries in June that arrested that. 2019 and I'm starting out from a fairly shabby position fitness wise, so just trundling around the local park twice a week right now, 3 miles at a positively stately 10 minute pace. Bike rides are an hour about once a week. I'll aim to steadily increase both pace and distance of these activities in the months ahead. I'll also add some resistance training, using bodyweight - I have one of those phone apps that coaches you (and it's a real fucker) and got some great results last year.

Diet wise I've been pretty decent for several years, high on the fruits and veg, not a lot of meat or processed food. Lots of room for improvement on the sugar front. I get my bloodwork done once a year and apparently look great on paper for a 48 year old.

I'm presently 185 pounds*. I'd like to be back to the 170 I was about 4 years ago, so that's a big goal for the year. I have stopped eating at night, which has already helped tremendously.

I exercise for mental health primarily, and vanity secondly. Third, for longevity. Everything I've read about ageing gracefully says "exercise, low weight, good diet, low stress, rest, water" and the more of all of those the better one is controlling ones controllables.

I have become a lot more interested in resistance training in recent years, which has huge benefits for mental health and ageing apparently. Haven't actually done much though.


* not sure what free market Murican pounds are in EU-Commie-Nazi socialist-serf weight measuremnts.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on February 18, 2019, 04:42:36 pm
I've switched to diet sodas. Still quite a bit larger than you lot.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: alfred russel on February 18, 2019, 09:55:26 pm
I don't know yet...my girlfriend signed up for her first half marathon and so I signed up with her...it is in a month. Every half marathon I've run has been between 1:50 and 1:55...I thought...it would be nice to break 1:50 finally...only then I did a super flat 12.5 mile training run and felt quite beat up and was at a 1:58 pace...it won't be easy to just get back under 1:55, and no way I'm breaking 1:50.

So for at least the next month I guess I'm focusing on getting under 1:55?

A bigger goal will come along.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 19, 2019, 07:47:05 am
I don't know yet...my girlfriend signed up for her first half marathon and so I signed up with her...it is in a month. Every half marathon I've run has been between 1:50 and 1:55...I thought...it would be nice to break 1:50 finally...only then I did a super flat 12.5 mile training run and felt quite beat up and was at a 1:58 pace...it won't be easy to just get back under 1:55, and no way I'm breaking 1:50.

So for at least the next month I guess I'm focusing on getting under 1:55?

A bigger goal will come along.

 :cool:

Well that's still quite impressive AR, for an first off go and you've yet to get back into it.

For you next big goal, what about one of those desert run marathons in North Africa?  :)

edit:
Seriously, what about taking up that canyon ravine running/climbing thing, seems to be an up and coming sport and you've got all the skills and the right mental attitude to plough on through.

Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: alfred russel on February 19, 2019, 11:05:25 am
I don't know yet...my girlfriend signed up for her first half marathon and so I signed up with her...it is in a month. Every half marathon I've run has been between 1:50 and 1:55...I thought...it would be nice to break 1:50 finally...only then I did a super flat 12.5 mile training run and felt quite beat up and was at a 1:58 pace...it won't be easy to just get back under 1:55, and no way I'm breaking 1:50.

So for at least the next month I guess I'm focusing on getting under 1:55?

A bigger goal will come along.

 :cool:

Well that's still quite impressive AR, for an first off go and you've yet to get back into it.

For you next big goal, what about one of those desert run marathons in North Africa?  :)

edit:
Seriously, what about taking up that canyon ravine running/climbing thing, seems to be an up and coming sport and you've got all the skills and the right mental attitude to plough on through.

I can't run a marathon...when I used to focus more on running, I tried hard to do one, with a maximum time of 4 hours (no interest in run/walking). I pushed my runs out to 16 miles, but it was excruciating - like I could barely walk the next day. I don't know what it is, but my body seems to break down if I run more than about 14 miles. The limitation isn't cardio--it is physical. I've talked to a couple doctors and there may be a hip issue...both recommended I go to a sports medicine place to figure it out but I haven't done so.

I really enjoy climbing and hiking more than running anyway. But someday I plan to figure out the marathon thing.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on February 19, 2019, 12:11:57 pm
Last week I hit a new PB for a static bench press lift of 415 lbs. and all my other weights have increased accordingly.  Had to stop doing deadlifts though.  I really need to strengthen some of my supporting muscles more and so still doing RDLs for that.  The sitting disease continues to be a real killer for me though on that front.  Also I need to find a trainer who knows the mechanics of doing the lift properly for a tall person.

Over all I have hit a plateau for weight loss at 255.  My waist line continues to shrink though and so I put that down to building more muscle mass.  But I would still like to get down to the 240s by May.  More intense cardio is in my future and when the weather warms up I can start biking to work again.

I have been eating a more protein rich plant based diet along with eggs and fish.  It has the benefit of being both delicious and healthy but I still eat meat ever once and a while.  No matter how good it is for me and the environment to avoid, I still like a good steak every few weeks.  And when I do have it, it tastes especially good.  :D
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Grey Fox on February 19, 2019, 12:49:23 pm
Having a plant based diet sucks when you have to avoid Soy.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on February 19, 2019, 01:42:39 pm
Last week I hit a new PB for a static bench press lift of 415 lbs. and all my other weights have increased accordingly.  Had to stop doing deadlifts though.  I really need to strengthen some of my supporting muscles more and so still doing RDLs for that.  The sitting disease continues to be a real killer for me though on that front.  Also I need to find a trainer who knows the mechanics of doing the lift properly for a tall person.


The "sitting disease"?

When I do 400+ lb deadlifts I can barely walk the following two days. I probably should isolate them and not do other leg stuff that day, maybe move it to back day...
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Habbaku on February 19, 2019, 01:45:13 pm
I believe he's talking about the prevalence of sitting down all day, 8+ hours, while in an office environment.

I am very lucky that my office has standing desks for every employee. I try to use it as much as possible.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: fromtia on February 19, 2019, 01:49:00 pm
The "sitting disease"?

My doctor, a lovely fellow, regards what I do for a living - waiter- quite highly for this reason. Scampering about constantly, bending , reaching, crouching and so on. The current place, very fancy has three floors so I've added dashing up and down stairs in the last 18 months as well.

My Doctor is a former waiter though, so it could be bias.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on February 19, 2019, 02:09:22 pm
I believe he's talking about the prevalence of sitting down all day, 8+ hours, while in an office environment.

I am very lucky that my office has standing desks for every employee. I try to use it as much as possible.

Yep, exactly. 
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Iormlund on February 19, 2019, 03:23:32 pm
I've never been this fat (~10 kg overweight). I've tried to switch to a diet with more veggies, but it invariably ends in significant intestinal pain.  :pinch:

I've started going out on the bike and swimming, but as mentioned by others, I find it really boring. Can't realistically bike my way to work either, since it'd be a two hour trip each way.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 19, 2019, 03:53:58 pm
The "sitting disease"?

My doctor, a lovely fellow, regards what I do for a living - waiter- quite highly for this reason. Scampering about constantly, bending , reaching, crouching and so on. The current place, very fancy has three floors so I've added dashing up and down stairs in the last 18 months as well.

My Doctor is a former waiter though, so it could be bias.

 :cool:

I should give that a try.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 20, 2019, 01:18:58 pm
I've never been this fat (~10 kg overweight). I've tried to switch to a diet with more veggies, but it invariably ends in significant intestinal pain.  :pinch:

I've started going out on the bike and swimming, but as mentioned by others, I find it really boring. Can't realistically bike my way to work either, since it'd be a two hour trip each way.

If weight is the only issue you could try weight watchers or a calorie counter. I had a lot of success with that and I didn't have to change what I ate.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 24, 2019, 01:19:29 pm
Barely done a couple of hundred miles a month on the bike this winter.  :Embarrass:
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on February 25, 2019, 11:42:10 am
Shitty winter here. Running has slowed down, become irregular, inconsistent, because of recurring ice, snush and sidewalk treachery.

Hence, ran out of gas on Sunday's long run at the 22 km mark. :P
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 25, 2019, 01:32:48 pm
Shitty winter here. Running has slowed down, become irregular, inconsistent, because of recurring ice, snush and sidewalk treachery.

Hence, ran out of gas on Sunday's long run at the 22 km mark. :P


:cool:

Sasks, that's a pretty decent distance for a Winter run, even before you're extenuation circumstances.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 25, 2019, 01:49:21 pm
I was out with the chainsaw in the forest all day yesterday and today I went running for 5 km. It feels hard on my old broken body, but spirits are high. I was only going to run for 30 mins, but it actually felt good to exhaust myself, so I ran for 5 minutes more to the 5 km mark.

I try to increase the speed with 0.2 km/h every time I run and so far so good.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on February 27, 2019, 01:35:10 pm
Shitty winter here. Running has slowed down, become irregular, inconsistent, because of recurring ice, snush and sidewalk treachery.

Hence, ran out of gas on Sunday's long run at the 22 km mark. :P


:cool:

Sasks, that's a pretty decent distance for a Winter run, even before you're extenuation circumstances.

I'm teasing and bragging. I did hit 25 K in late December, before winter really started.

I'm trying to build up to making a true marathon possible. But I have never made my body run for 4 hours, only 2 and a half. It's hard to scale up.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 27, 2019, 01:37:21 pm
Shitty winter here. Running has slowed down, become irregular, inconsistent, because of recurring ice, snush and sidewalk treachery.

Hence, ran out of gas on Sunday's long run at the 22 km mark. :P


:cool:

Sasks, that's a pretty decent distance for a Winter run, even before you're extenuation circumstances.

I'm teasing and bragging. I did hit 25 K in late December, before winter really started.

I'm trying to build up to making a true marathon possible. But I have never made my body run for 4 hours, only 2 and a half. It's hard to scale up.

But do able, no? at your age.

Wish you luck, I'm sure you'll get there once you throw off the winter cobwebs.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on February 27, 2019, 01:44:59 pm
Its still quite possible.

I've managed to get off the cigarets and now only vape (mostly). I am a horrible addict. But it should help.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: 11B4V on February 27, 2019, 05:33:47 pm
Any of you all use/used a foam roller as part of your stretching routine? Opinions?
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 27, 2019, 06:07:15 pm
Any of you all use/used a foam roller as part of your stretching routine? Opinions?

Can't help you there buddy, I know stretching is an important part of exercise, but I never seem to get around to it.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on February 27, 2019, 06:21:21 pm
Any of you all use/used a foam roller as part of your stretching routine? Opinions?

Yep, most important piece of equipment you will ever use.

btw, get a hard foam roller, not one of those squishy ones.  I also recommend you  get one that is smooth - not one with the foam spikes.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: 11B4V on February 27, 2019, 07:05:52 pm
Any of you all use/used a foam roller as part of your stretching routine? Opinions?

Yep, most important piece of equipment you will ever use.

btw, get a hard foam roller, not one of those squishy ones.  I also recommend you  get one that is smooth - not one with the foam spikes.

Thanks
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Maladict on February 28, 2019, 03:13:26 am
Any of you all use/used a foam roller as part of your stretching routine? Opinions?

Can't help you there buddy, I know stretching is an important part of exercise, but I never seem to get around to it.

I've never seen the point of stretching, the only result I've observed is occasionally pulling a muscle while doing it.
Stopped doing it years ago, except halfhearted attempts at spinning class out of politeness.

There's plenty of research supporting the idea that stretching is fairly useless. Unless the point is becoming more flexible, of course.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 28, 2019, 03:20:13 am
Wouldn't more flexibility help with injuries though? Lessens the risk of pulling a muscle or a ligament or something?
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Maladict on February 28, 2019, 04:13:44 am
Apparently increased muscle flexibility doesn't necessarily translate to better performance or reduced risk of injury. But opinions are very divided on the subject.

For me, keeping my muscles warm for a couple of hours after a hard workout is much more effective than stretching. To each their own, I guess.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on February 28, 2019, 04:29:30 am
Regarding stretching I admit I do very little of it (5-10 minutes after weightlifting), and I've never had muscle injuries of any kind - I used to have lots of back troubles but those have mostly gone away since I started exercising regularly.

Maybe I'll regret it when I'm older, dunno.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: alfred russel on February 28, 2019, 09:20:43 am
Apparently increased muscle flexibility doesn't necessarily translate to better performance or reduced risk of injury. But opinions are very divided on the subject.

For me, keeping my muscles warm for a couple of hours after a hard workout is much more effective than stretching. To each their own, I guess.

I'm really adamant about stretching after a really hard run. My anecdotal experience is that it dramatically reduces soreness the next day.

Pre exercise, i do very light stretching - like 45 seconds unless i find some thing is unusually tight. Basically just to figure out if everything is okay. Unless I'm doing something that is going to be super explosive, I don't see the point. If I am doing something super explosive, then I do the same activity at an easier rate to warm up.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on February 28, 2019, 11:39:36 am
Most people do it wrong, so I am not surprised by anecdotal stories about it not helping.  There was once a time when static stretching was primarily used (and that is what I see a lot of people still doing).  That is now recognized as not beneficial and dynamic stretching is the way to go.  The purpose of stretching pre workout is to get the blood (and oxygen) moving to the parts of your body you are about to put strain on.  After the workout the purpose is to maintain flexibility.  Both are important to maintain range of motion and reduce risk of injury.




Apparently increased muscle flexibility doesn't necessarily translate to better performance or reduced risk of injury. But opinions are very divided on the subject.

Not really.  There is agreement about the benefits of dynamic stretching.

Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on February 28, 2019, 12:59:56 pm
I donít stretch myself and like Maladict I donít see the point. But i havenít  heard about this dynamic thingy. Any good reading up links?

Today I fixed up my old mountain bike. The gears donít run perfect, but the rear wheel gears are smooth and I can get it into any gear with some work. The issue is in the ďgear handleĒ and itís to fragile to open and fix.  Iíll see if I can get it out a few times, running is hard on the knees.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on February 28, 2019, 01:43:27 pm
It really depends on what activity you are warming up for.

The other advantage is, for a large range of athletic activities, moving from static to dynamic stretching increases performance.  Since you don't stretch that won't mean much to you but it indicates the difference between the two.  I first learned about it when my boys started doing their athletics at a high level and one of their coaches explained to me that static stretching before a game actually decreased vertical over a short period of time.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on February 28, 2019, 02:26:43 pm
I donít stretch myself and like Maladict I donít see the point. But i havenít  heard about this dynamic thingy. Any good reading up links?

Today I fixed up my old mountain bike. The gears donít run perfect, but the rear wheel gears are smooth and I can get it into any gear with some work. The issue is in the ďgear handleĒ and itís to fragile to open and fix.  Iíll see if I can get it out a few times, running is hard on the knees.

 :cool:

Good luck.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: 11B4V on February 28, 2019, 03:43:22 pm
I do dynamic stretching prior to a workout tailored to what the actual workout is. Once the main workout is done, I do static passive stretching.

2-3 times a week I do PNF stretching after static passive stretching.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: 11B4V on February 28, 2019, 05:47:28 pm
Most people do it wrong, so I am not surprised by anecdotal stories about it not helping.  There was once a time when static stretching was primarily used (and that is what I see a lot of people still doing).  That is now recognized as not beneficial and dynamic stretching is the way to go.  The purpose of stretching pre workout is to get the blood (and oxygen) moving to the parts of your body you are about to put strain on.  After the workout the purpose is to maintain flexibility.  Both are important to maintain range of motion and reduce risk of injury.




Apparently increased muscle flexibility doesn't necessarily translate to better performance or reduced risk of injury. But opinions are very divided on the subject.

Not really.  There is agreement about the benefits of dynamic stretching.

CC you are correct. Dynamic before and static passive stretching after.

For the nonstretchers;
https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/new-ideas-on-proper-stretching-techniques#1

Basically;
Warm-up: Joint rotations etc.
Dynamic stretching
Main workout
Cool Down: Static passive stretching
PNF or also called Isometric stretching optional after cooldown.

There is truckloads of research that's been out there for decades.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: 11B4V on February 28, 2019, 06:06:40 pm
For the nonstretchers there are basically these categories of stretching;

Static Passive
Static Active
Dynamic
PNF
Ballistic
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on March 01, 2019, 05:14:52 am
I do a bit of dynamic before working out, and a bit of passive after. But it's really little, like 5 minutes each block, if even that.  :blush:
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on March 01, 2019, 05:16:14 am
I also had this trainer that made me stretch the relevant muscles/joints after each series, but I was never too sure of that to be honest.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on March 01, 2019, 10:45:41 am
I also had this trainer that made me stretch the relevant muscles/joints after each series, but I was never too sure of that to be honest.

I do that for my shoulders when I do lifts that directly engage them. It's not much, just a few seconds, but I find it really helps keep the mobility and avoid stiffness and pain in the joint.  I also do dynamic stretching in between squats at the squat rack, each set gets better in terms of my mobility and getting ass to grass.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 14, 2019, 09:45:53 pm
bump.

Not doing a lot myself.  :blush:
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on March 15, 2019, 03:06:15 am
I've been running on the treadmill and also cycling with the mtb in the forest. It's absolutely awful, I could barely walk afterwards, so apparently I need the training.

I've also been doing some exercise with a big ball, situps and stuff like that. Also horrible, my stomach was convulsing for days afterwards, so apparently I need the training.

I've come to the conclusion that I am in quite bad shape, but no injuries yet, so the training continues.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on March 16, 2019, 10:13:47 am
After 15 years of stormy relationship, my aunt is finally getting married (it's the third time she announces it, but now it looks for reals).

Since I'm her closest male relative, I'm to be the best man. That means I have two months to find a way to fit in my suit...
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 16, 2019, 10:25:16 am
After 15 years of stormy relationship, my aunt is finally getting married (it's the third time she announces it, but now it looks for reals).

Since I'm her closest male relative, I'm to be the best man. That means I have two months to find a way to fit in my suit...

I'm told Spain still has some excellent tradition tailors.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on March 16, 2019, 10:37:07 am
Gym and lettuce are cheaper than bespoke suits  :hmm:
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: alfred russel on March 18, 2019, 08:39:42 pm
I set a pr in a half marathon (1:48:55). Kind of bizarre sine it was a hard course and I used to run more than I do now. I guess being more active more than offsets the reduced running.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 18, 2019, 09:02:52 pm
I set a pr in a half marathon (1:48:55). Kind of bizarre sine it was a hard course and I used to run more than I do now. I guess being more active more than offsets the reduced running.

 :cool:

Also maybe a case of 'a change is as good as a rest'?

AR, well you know what I mean, I find trying to do too much of one thing can be a bad idea, so this year I'm scalling back on the amount of bike riding I do. :gasp:

Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: alfred russel on March 19, 2019, 04:38:39 am
I set a pr in a half marathon (1:48:55). Kind of bizarre sine it was a hard course and I used to run more than I do now. I guess being more active more than offsets the reduced running.

 :cool:

Also maybe a case of 'a change is as good as a rest'?

AR, well you know what I mean, I find trying to do too much of one thing can be a bad idea, so this year I'm scalling back on the amount of bike riding I do. :gasp:

Well, at the end of the day, I'm a shit runner and always have been (I assume you are the same regarding cycling, if the comparison is to top guys, no offense  :P).

The best runners are putting in more mileage in a week than I would in just about any month, even when I focused on training, and they usually have a morning and evening run. I'm confident that with a proper amount of preparation, that is the best way to get positive results (obviously a guy off the couch is going to be crippled with injuries if jumping into such a program).

I'm not going to do that. However, if I'm going to spend say 5 hours a week on exercise, while really good runners may be putting in a dozen just running, I'm getting better results by not devoting 100% to running. Which is probably reasonable considering the top runners are doing more than just running as well, even if that is the emphasis.

I'm just a bit surprised I set a PR because i didn't shift my training with running in mind, but to shift my focus to climbing.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on March 19, 2019, 10:17:06 am
Did battle ropes this morning for the first time in years.  Man that is a good workout.
Title: Re: Fitness? 2019 thread
Post by: celedhring on March 22, 2019, 05:21:22 pm
I'm back to 110 Kg  <_<

I've been extremely sedentary these past 3 months and put on a lot of weight - job has been very intense. I started a proper diet and I'm back going to the gym regularly, so hopefully there will be progress.

Down 2kg in 1 month. So far so good. I guess I'll be able to get to 104 Kg relatively fast - I've been hovering around that weight for the past 2-3 years. After that, it's always been a brick wall.

But I'm determined to make this they year where I go back to double figures.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Liep on March 23, 2019, 10:48:41 am
120 km along the coast in two days. Pretty tough going as itís windy and very hilly, but a pastel de nata as an after ride snack is making up for it.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 23, 2019, 04:26:28 pm
120 km along the coast in two days. Pretty tough going as itís windy and very hilly, but a pastel de nata as an after ride snack is making up for it.

 :cool:

This is in Portugal too, so doubly cool. Have a nice trip.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Liep on March 24, 2019, 09:45:00 am
1340 m ascent so far, nothing I havenít done before but these comes in small hills with like 20% inclines, Iíd prefer a proper mountain to this. My legs demand a day off.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 24, 2019, 09:47:47 am
1340 m ascent so far, nothing I havenít done before but these comes in small hills with like 20% inclines, Iíd prefer a proper mountain to this. My legs demand a day off.

:cool:

Damn Liep, I feel for you.  :(

Yeah small sharp hills can be a bugger.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on March 28, 2019, 01:26:19 pm
A new study to encourage us in or approaching middle age, to keep up our fitness programs - taken from the NYTimes

Quote
Not surprisingly, those men and women who had been sedentary throughout their lives were the most likely now to have died, particularly from heart disease.

But those people who always had been active, exercising consistently for a few hours a week, were about 30 to 35 percent less likely to have passed away from any cause and about 40 percent less likely to have died of a heart attack than the consistently inactive people.

More buoying, people who had stopped exercising for a decade or two but begun again during their 40s or 50s, working out then for a few hours a week, shared the same relative protection against premature death as the people who always had exercised.

On the flip side, people who had been active and in shape as teenagers or young adults but sedentary in middle age seemed to lose any longevity benefits. They were as likely as the always-inactive group to have died.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/well/move/what-your-exercise-habits-might-say-about-how-long-youll-live.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 28, 2019, 03:38:28 pm
A new study to encourage us in or approaching middle age, to keep up our fitness programs - taken from the NYTimes

Quote
Not surprisingly, those men and women who had been sedentary throughout their lives were the most likely now to have died, particularly from heart disease.

But those people who always had been active, exercising consistently for a few hours a week, were about 30 to 35 percent less likely to have passed away from any cause and about 40 percent less likely to have died of a heart attack than the consistently inactive people.

More buoying, people who had stopped exercising for a decade or two but begun again during their 40s or 50s, working out then for a few hours a week, shared the same relative protection against premature death as the people who always had exercised.

On the flip side, people who had been active and in shape as teenagers or young adults but sedentary in middle age seemed to lose any longevity benefits. They were as likely as the always-inactive group to have died.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/well/move/what-your-exercise-habits-might-say-about-how-long-youll-live.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage

Interesting, CC.

But I guess difficult reading for some people.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 28, 2019, 03:39:51 pm
Done 220 km on the bike over the last six evenings, nice to get a bit back into the swing of things.  :)
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on March 28, 2019, 04:16:13 pm
But I guess difficult reading for some people.

Yeah, it is bad news for people who think exercise is optional at middle age.

regarding your distances on the bike, how long does your usual excursion take?
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: PRC on March 28, 2019, 04:50:24 pm
Done 220 km on the bike over the last six evenings, nice to get a bit back into the swing of things.  :)

What kind of bike are you riding?  I assume road bike, but what model...
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 28, 2019, 04:55:00 pm
But I guess difficult reading for some people.

Yeah, it is bad news for people who think exercise is optional at middle age.

regarding your distances on the bike, how long does your usual excursion take?

With stops for photos etc, 3.75 hrs for salisbury on saturday, this evening 1.5 hrs for a local shop mainly off-road there and back.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on March 28, 2019, 04:58:12 pm
Done 220 km on the bike over the last six evenings, nice to get a bit back into the swing of things.  :)

What kind of bike are you riding?  I assume road bike, but what model...

I generally use hybrid bikes, currently one I bodged up out of spare bits, has 28 mm tyres, probably put on some armoured 32 mm later for better going on off-road section.

If I'm using trains a fair bit, I'll stop taking a hybrid and take the folder.   :bowler:
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Liep on April 03, 2019, 01:34:02 pm
1000m climbing in one day, I definitely feel my form improving but that might have been overdoing it. Beautiful ride though along parts of what I think was the old railway line between Madrid and Cůrdoba. 
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on April 03, 2019, 02:20:11 pm
1000m climbing in one day, I definitely feel my form improving but that might have been overdoing it. Beautiful ride though along parts of what I think was the old railway line between Madrid and Cůrdoba.

 :cool:

Liep, that sounds like a very nice ride.   :)
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on April 03, 2019, 03:11:39 pm
You're still in Spain, eh.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on April 04, 2019, 05:22:34 am
I set a pr in a half marathon (1:48:55). Kind of bizarre sine it was a hard course and I used to run more than I do now. I guess being more active more than offsets the reduced running.

That's awesome Dorsey. Congrats. That's faster than me and you are now the Languish half marathon champion.

I currently have an active job, and am pressed to find enough time to run regularly, esp in the winter. It feels great when I do.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on April 10, 2019, 05:16:21 am
I've had this weird cold for a few weeks. There wasn't much sneezing or runny noses, but I've been extremely tired. It hurts in my muscles to do the slightest thing. It has slowly been getting better and now I think I'm ready to start exercising again.

I started by going to the sawmill yesterday. During the winter I've felled the trees that the drought has damaged and yesterday it was time to saw it up into timber. I plan on building a small workshop in an old fashioned way, doing my own windows and everything else out of wood. Some dude not far from here has a small sawmill so we went there. I can tell you it's hard work sawing, pulling the trees onto the table, righting them up correctly with the saw and then turning them around a few times before it's done.

So today I'm hurting all over, good exercise for the entire body.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on April 10, 2019, 07:41:40 am
I've had this weird cold for a few weeks. There wasn't much sneezing or runny noses, but I've been extremely tired. It hurts in my muscles to do the slightest thing. It has slowly been getting better and now I think I'm ready to start exercising again.

I started by going to the sawmill yesterday. During the winter I've felled the trees that the drought has damaged and yesterday it was time to saw it up into timber. I plan on building a small workshop in an old fashioned way, doing my own windows and everything else out of wood. Some dude not far from here has a small sawmill so we went there. I can tell you it's hard work sawing, pulling the trees onto the table, righting them up correctly with the saw and then turning them around a few times before it's done.

So today I'm hurting all over, good exercise for the entire body.

 :cool:

You should start up an exercise routine themed around the 'Sawmill Workout'. Some people jump any new exercise fad,  you could end up making a couple of million.   :)
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Threviel on April 10, 2019, 11:05:56 am
The trouble with that is that my hand sometimes was decimeters from the saw. I wouldn't trust that the fad people could handle that.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on April 13, 2019, 08:08:16 pm
1000m climbing in one day, I definitely feel my form improving but that might have been overdoing it. Beautiful ride though along parts of what I think was the old railway line between Madrid and Cůrdoba.

Liep, all told just how successful was your Iberian adventure?
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Liep on April 13, 2019, 10:42:56 pm
1000m climbing in one day, I definitely feel my form improving but that might have been overdoing it. Beautiful ride though along parts of what I think was the old railway line between Madrid and Cůrdoba.

Liep, all told just how successful was your Iberian adventure?

Iíd say very. Mostly great weather and landscape, my form has improved dramatically, Iíve eaten very well and met some fun people on the way.

Pictures to follow.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on April 14, 2019, 07:21:30 am
1000m climbing in one day, I definitely feel my form improving but that might have been overdoing it. Beautiful ride though along parts of what I think was the old railway line between Madrid and Cůrdoba.

Liep, all told just how successful was your Iberian adventure?

Iíd say very. Mostly great weather and landscape, my form has improved dramatically, Iíve eaten very well and met some fun people on the way.

Pictures to follow.

 :cool:

Excellent, glad you a had a good time.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on May 22, 2019, 07:42:52 am
Rescued from the 3rd or 4th page. :whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on June 27, 2019, 05:18:29 pm
So, fitness goals and accomplishments for 2019 (so far):

* Lost all accumulated weight from dating sedentary guy (above and beyond his 180 pounds ;) )
             - Down 20 pounds from December 2018
             - Another 30 pounds to go (hopefully before December 2019)
* Back to walking 35-50 miles a week
* Calories are very low right now, but I've figured out through trial and error how many net calories I need to maintain weight going forward. so once I'm at goal weight, I should be good so long as I'm careful
* No longer "obese" by the BMI scale - just overweight
* Waist-to-hip ratio still sucks (and in fact, is worse because I've lost a lot of the extra padding on my hips/bottom)

Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on June 27, 2019, 07:55:52 pm
So, fitness goals and accomplishments for 2019 (so far):

* Lost all accumulated weight from dating sedentary guy (above and beyond his 180 pounds ;) )
             - Down 20 pounds from December 2018
             - Another 30 pounds to go (hopefully before December 2019)
* Back to walking 35-50 miles a week
* Calories are very low right now, but I've figured out through trial and error how many net calories I need to maintain weight going forward. so once I'm at goal weight, I should be good so long as I'm careful
* No longer "obese" by the BMI scale - just overweight
* Waist-to-hip ratio still sucks (and in fact, is worse because I've lost a lot of the extra padding on my hips/bottom)

 :cool:

Keep up the good work Meri.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Eddie Teach on June 27, 2019, 11:19:06 pm
Rescued from the 3rd or 4th page. :whistle:

You haven't given an update since March.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on June 28, 2019, 07:47:50 am
Rescued from the 3rd or 4th page. :whistle:

You haven't given an update since March.

Because I'm not doing much, for me it's a case of managed decline.  :P
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on June 28, 2019, 08:24:26 am
I am in a comfortable groove with my workouts now.  I bench 225 twice a week and in one of those days also add in a static lift set of 405.  One day is devoted to dead lifts and RDLs.  The other days I do a range of strength and flexibility exercises.  Most days I finish off with a few sets of ropes.

Friday is my rest day :)
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on June 28, 2019, 08:48:10 am
So, fitness goals and accomplishments for 2019 (so far):

* Lost all accumulated weight from dating sedentary guy (above and beyond his 180 pounds ;) )
             - Down 20 pounds from December 2018
             - Another 30 pounds to go (hopefully before December 2019)
* Back to walking 35-50 miles a week
* Calories are very low right now, but I've figured out through trial and error how many net calories I need to maintain weight going forward. so once I'm at goal weight, I should be good so long as I'm careful
* No longer "obese" by the BMI scale - just overweight
* Waist-to-hip ratio still sucks (and in fact, is worse because I've lost a lot of the extra padding on my hips/bottom)

The BMI scale is pretty bad.  According to it I have always been obese - even when I was playing ball. It doesnít take muscle mass into account.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Legbiter on June 29, 2019, 07:27:41 am
I am in a comfortable groove with my workouts now.  I bench 225 twice a week and in one of those days also add in a static lift set of 405.  One day is devoted to dead lifts and RDLs.  The other days I do a range of strength and flexibility exercises.  Most days I finish off with a few sets of ropes.

Friday is my rest day :)

 :thumbsup:

We have enough lifters here now with celed to have a Languish powerlifting meet.

Off to lift something heavy.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on July 07, 2019, 10:10:21 pm

A rare day today, this evening I cycled twice as far as the tour de france stage, usually this only happens 2 / 3 times a tour, that is on one of the time trials and the two rest days.  :D
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on July 13, 2019, 07:59:42 pm
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on July 13, 2019, 08:11:54 pm
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.

Are you looking to do a marathon, Sask?

I'm thinking that starting in December, I'm going to try to do a 5k a month, and finish the year with a half-marathon. That'll give me just over 50 miles run in competitions in my 50th year. :D
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Razgovory on July 13, 2019, 08:47:26 pm
I think I have diabetes.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on July 13, 2019, 08:54:12 pm
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.

Are you looking to do a marathon, Sask?

I'm thinking that starting in December, I'm going to try to do a 5k a month, and finish the year with a half-marathon. That'll give me just over 50 miles run in competitions in my 50th year. :D

Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on July 13, 2019, 08:54:57 pm
I think I have diabetes.

boo! Stop eating processed sugar.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on July 13, 2019, 08:56:08 pm
I think I have diabetes.

 :(

Raz, is that a medical opinion, a concern or just a fear?

Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on July 13, 2019, 09:28:26 pm
I think I have diabetes.

What makes you think this?
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on July 13, 2019, 09:29:21 pm
Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.

I've walked three half-marathons. I want to try to run one, now. And I think a year of practice should get me there.... right?
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on July 13, 2019, 09:39:54 pm
Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.

I've walked three half-marathons. I want to try to run one, now. And I think a year of practice should get me there.... right?

Go for it Meri, I'm sure you could do it, unlike my decrepitude.  :)
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on July 14, 2019, 05:57:48 am
Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.

I've walked three half-marathons. I want to try to run one, now. And I think a year of practice should get me there.... right?

yep. lots of people do this. Here's one 12 week plan: https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/half-marathon/a25887045/beginner-half-marathon-training-schedule/

Note that it has lots of rest days, which are important.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Iormlund on July 14, 2019, 07:26:58 am
Are you looking to do a marathon, Sask?

I'm thinking that starting in December, I'm going to try to do a 5k a month, and finish the year with a half-marathon. That'll give me just over 50 miles run in competitions in my 50th year. :D

A half-marathon. Yikes! I'd probably croak in the first km.

Though I finally decided to get on the waiting list to fix my minor congenital heart condition, so that might not necessarily hold true in a year or so. Can't say I'm looking forward to being perfectly awake while they do their stuff.  :XD:
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: alfred russel on July 14, 2019, 08:48:38 am
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.

Ugggg....that is so far, just thinking about running that distance makes me hurt. How much pain are you in?

I just did a 10k in 49:14...someday i want to get down to ~45 minutes but I don't want to put in the work so...

I'm backing off running a bit to focus more on strength training and rock climbing. We will see what happens the next 6 months.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: Razgovory on July 14, 2019, 09:49:25 am
I think I have diabetes.

What makes you think this?


Tests results from a medical exam last week.  I go back this week to find out more.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: saskganesh on July 14, 2019, 04:08:31 pm
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.

Ugggg....that is so far, just thinking about running that distance makes me hurt. How much pain are you in?

I just did a 10k in 49:14...someday i want to get down to ~45 minutes but I don't want to put in the work so...

I'm backing off running a bit to focus more on strength training and rock climbing. We will see what happens the next 6 months.

Pain was not bad at all. Just fatigued. Woke up and went on a slowww 60K bike ride, which had many breaks and took me 5 hours.

My best 10K was 46:30. I also did a 8k in 39:01. But those were a few years ago. I haven't been in a chip race for a few years as I'm usually just running for the zen.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on July 15, 2019, 02:09:21 pm
I think I have diabetes.

What makes you think this?


Tests results from a medical exam last week.  I go back this week to find out more.

I was diagnosed as diabetic two years ago. I'm sure you'll get lots of great advice, but if I can help, let me know.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: mongers on August 18, 2019, 05:32:55 pm
Not doing a whole lot of exercise these last few days, so much so I had to go and do 25 miles on the bike yesterday, simply to ward of the aches, pains and stiffening that comes with old age.  :(

It seemed to work; use it or lose it, I guess.


edit:
NB all us slackers, thread 'rescued' from page 3.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on August 19, 2019, 05:42:16 pm
Don't worry, mongers. I'm doing enough for both of us right now. :lol:

I'm still walking between 7-10 miles a day, plus I've added 50-100 squats a day. Yesterday, I did all of that and went kayaking for 90 minutes.

Down to 155; only 20 more to go. My waist is still making me mad, but I've added the squats to build up some tush to help with that hip-to-waist ratio my doctor keeps yammering on about.
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: merithyn on August 20, 2019, 02:59:35 pm
I'm so frustrated. :mad:

I've lost 30 pounds and five inches off my waist, and I'm *still* considered high-risk because my hip-to-waist ratio is still well above the desired 0.80 at 0.88. I still have another 20 pounds or so to lose, but even so, this is getting really old.

To date, I'm averaging around 7.5 pounds lost per month. Another three months, and I'll be at goal. Maybe then that stupid ratio will finally be "healthy". :(
Title: Re: Fitness 2019 thread
Post by: crazy canuck on August 20, 2019, 03:08:50 pm
Wow, you are doing great. Keep it up  :)