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Old 01-05-2019, 07:27 PM
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The 2019 fitness and exercise thread

2019 is upon us, so time for new fitness and exercise thread!

As before in previous threads, here is the place to share your fitness goals, routines, post questions etc.

No accomplishment too big or too small, these are usually enjoyable and encouraging, so please share what you're up to!
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:54 PM
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When running, after maybe 40 minutes or 4 miles, I sometimes experience something strange: It's as if my body was running on its own. I feel a muscle impulse jolt my legs and arms in the right direction but it feels like it's being done as a reflex, like that knee-jerk medical test. My lower arms and neck feel independent of the rest of my body that's on automatic mode; they can loosely swivel while the rest of my body feels hard/tense in a good/neutral way. I also feel very little tiredness. Does anyone else get that? What causes it?


What are the best ways not to run out of electrolytes during aerobic exercise, besides drinking high-sugar drinks like Gatorade?



As for sharing accomplishments: Today, I aimed to do 700 push-ups, 300 sit-ups and 100 chin-ups. I ended up doing 150 sit-ups and 25 chin-ups, largely because I couldn't be bothered. I did do the push-ups though. I've been trying to improve pectorals so they don't lag behind the shoulder and arm muscles. I wish I knew a way to exercise that muscle group thoroughly while still being able to watch a screen so if anyone has suggestions, I'd like to hear them.

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Old 01-05-2019, 09:17 PM
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How long did it take you to do 700 pushups?

As for a pec exercise that allows you to watch screen, I don’t know of any, although you could somehow support an iPad in front of a seated pec machine.
But, generally, most people don’t spend a lot of time working their pecs (on one particular exercise), so the machines aren’t set up for video.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:32 PM
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It took me from about 8AM to 8PM, intermittently. I'd get done doing one thing then remember I hadn't done push-ups in a while so I'd do some. At the end, I could only manage about 10 at a time. I wonder how sore I'll be tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:36 PM
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If you haven’t done this recently, I’d say - pretty sore. Maybe even more sore on Monday.
Let us know...

ETA: Got to the gym today, and my buddy pointed to the ground and said “shoulder tap push-ups.”
That’s a plyometric exercise where you set up some weights on-end to act as a platform, then do pushups on them, touching each shoulder after each rep, then “hop” down between the weights and do the same thing, then push up to land back on the weights. Lather, rinse, repeat. We did 40 sets (which is 200 pushups total).

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Old 01-05-2019, 09:42 PM
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What are the best ways not to run out of electrolytes during aerobic exercise, besides drinking high-sugar drinks like Gatorade?



As for sharing accomplishments: Today, I aimed to do 700 push-ups, 300 sit-ups and 100 chin-ups. I ended up doing 150 sit-ups and 25 chin-ups, largely because I couldn't be bothered. I did do the push-ups though. I've been trying to improve pectorals so they don't lag behind the shoulder and arm muscles. I wish I knew a way to exercise that muscle group thoroughly while still being able to watch a screen so if anyone has suggestions, I'd like to hear them.
Unless you're doing high mileage or your weather is unusually hot, you don't need to worry. Dilute the Gatorade to half strength. I typically fill my Camelback with calorie-free drink mix with a bit of salt and use salt in my food.

As for pushups, try to lead with your pecs. There's a natural tendency to push through the hands and that over-involves the shoulders and triceps. Focus on contracting the pecs first and push through the elbows. You can also try to squeeze the hands together as you push, this will also help focus on the pecs.
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Love it! Off and "running" already
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Ok, started the thread but didn't have time to sit and type my contribution.

So my big goal this year is to do a trail ultramarathon. I decided on that back in the late summer, so I've been working very slowly to get in shape specifically for that. I have two races I have my eye on; a 50k at a race I have done the 25k at several times, and my "Cool Impossible", a 100k. I figure at least I'll manage the 50k, and that will either be my achievement for the year or it will be a training race for 100k.

Apart from talking about it with my wife, this is the first I've put that 100k goal out there. I'm not at all sure that it's do-able for me, and if I attempt it all I will be trying to do is beat the 23-hour cutoff.

I also just put my name in the lottery for the 50-mile option at the Dirty Kanza gravel grinder. My longest bike rides so far have been less than 25 miles, but I'm sure 50 will be do-able by June.

So my routine this winter has been much better than last winter. I used to love running in the cold, but for some reason don't enjoy it much anymore. So last year that kept me inside and drastically hurt my fitness. So this fall in anticipation I got a membership to Planet Fitness. I've been using that to try to simulate a trail race; jogging, then cranking up the incline and power-hiking, then jogging some more, then hitting the stair climber for a while. Repeat and mix it up. I think it's working rather well. I actually would love to run the trails, but they've been pretty consistently closed due to being wet for quite a while now.

I'd also like to drop about 20 pounds. I can do that and still be well within but at the low range of my healthy weight. Would be nice to not have to haul that around with me for miles, whether on foot on on wheels.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:38 AM
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Good luck with your Ultramarathon goal! My gym buddy runs 50Ks several times a year. He’s beginning to find them not challenging enough, and he is gunning for a 100mi race (!).
Me, I’m just hoping to complete the Spartan Super (10 mi) with him without dying.
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My accomplishments are a bit smaller.

I carried 20 kg of water bottles about 100m from the car to the house. Probably could not have done it last year.

Did a 75 minutes minutes vinyasa flow yoga class. A flow class involves moving quickly between poses, so it's a cardio workout as well As flexibility.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:31 PM
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What are the best ways not to run out of electrolytes during aerobic exercise, besides drinking high-sugar drinks like Gatorade?
Gatorade G2 has Ĺ the calories & Powerade Zero has, you guessed it, 0 calories. Also, as running coach stated, you shouldn't need it for normal, everyday runs.


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this is the first I've put that 100k goal out there. I'm not at all sure that it's do-able for me, and if I attempt it all I will be trying to do is beat the 23-hour cutoff.
It's tough, but doable. The trick is to keep going thru the night.
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If you havenít done this recently, Iíd say - pretty sore. Maybe even more sore on Monday.
Let us know...
I did it Saturday. Sunday, I wasn't that sore which usually indicates that Day 3 will be very sore and it's definitely the case today.


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Unless you're doing high mileage or your weather is unusually hot, you don't need to worry. Dilute the Gatorade to half strength. I typically fill my Camelback with calorie-free drink mix with a bit of salt and use salt in my food.

As for pushups, try to lead with your pecs. There's a natural tendency to push through the hands and that over-involves the shoulders and triceps. Focus on contracting the pecs first and push through the elbows. You can also try to squeeze the hands together as you push, this will also help focus on the pecs.
Thanks.

I'm not doing much mileage now but when spring comes, I plan to. After about how much distance does replacing electrolytes and such become a factor?

I'll try leading with the pecs next time. Not today, not tomorrow but maybe Friday.


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Gatorade G2 has Ĺ the calories & Powerade Zero has, you guessed it, 0 calories. Also, as running coach stated, you shouldn't need it for normal, everyday runs.
I didn't know they had a zero calorie one. That will be useful, thanks.
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I mastered the 6 ft lache yesterday! So my goal now is to get the 8 ft lache.

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Old 01-20-2019, 10:44 AM
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As for pushups, try to lead with your pecs. There's a natural tendency to push through the hands and that over-involves the shoulders and triceps. Focus on contracting the pecs first and push through the elbows. You can also try to squeeze the hands together as you push, this will also help focus on the pecs.
That works well, I can feel exertion in my pectorals before I do in other muscle groups, thanks.


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If you havenít done this recently, Iíd say - pretty sore. Maybe even more sore on Monday.
Let us know...
With the 700 push-ups being done on Day 1, soreness peaked on Day 3, was still present on Day 4 and minor in Day 5. I think I took 7 or 8 days before doing push-ups again out of patience/laziness.
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I’d like to increase my squat to over 600 pounds and Deadlift to over 650 (they are both within 50lbs if that current). My shoulder is trash so bench press is out.

But same goals as every other year: bigger, leaner, stronger.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:01 PM
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I have small potatoes compared to some of you. I do a lot of cycling year round, but in the winter I have a bicycle on a trainer indoors so I can ride during inclement weather or when it's too dark during the week before or after work (yes, I know about lighting, but why risk it). I could go to the gym, but don't.

Anyway, this winter I had been doing daily 60-min indoor rides and decided to mix-up the riding with some weights, so brought-in a pair of 20 lb dumbells, to break-up the ride. I started with just simple curls, then overhead lifts, and behind the head lifts. At first I was barely able to lift them from behind my head, but now can freely do that. I also added planks - I read somewhere a fit guy should be able to hold a plank for 2 minutes, so set that as a goal. At first I could barely last 30 seconds, but now I can hold it for 2+ minutes. So, the indoor ride now includes a couple minutes of dumbells (2x) and a couple of 2 minutes planks during the hour. It is encouraging when you can see your progress from a starting point.

My main goal for this year is to remain active, and improve my core strength. I am also looking to get back into running after a 2-year break, but will start small there.

I am going to add some pushups, and incorporate running coach's tip for pecs.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:37 PM
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Anyway, this winter I had been doing daily 60-min indoor rides and decided to mix-up the riding with some weights, so brought-in a pair of 20 lb dumbells, to break-up the ride. I started with just simple curls, then overhead lifts, and behind the head lifts. At first I was barely able to lift them from behind my head, but now can freely do that. I also added planks - I read somewhere a fit guy should be able to hold a plank for 2 minutes, so set that as a goal. At first I could barely last 30 seconds, but now I can hold it for 2+ minutes. So, the indoor ride now includes a couple minutes of dumbells (2x) and a couple of 2 minutes planks during the hour. It is encouraging when you can see your progress from a starting point.
Excellent video on why you shouldn't press behind the neck.
You can damage the rotator cuff muscles.
Pressing to the front is fine.
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I'm trying to get in shape for a 60K near Bryce Canyon in May but there have been few sub-75 weekends this winter in Florida to get long runs in on. I did a 14 mile loop this weekend but it was starting to get warmish by the end. My highest so far this season is 37 which is exactly 60K (but less than 500' elevation change and at sea level) in 9 1/2 hours.

Acclimation won't be an issue (even though overall performance at height will be), and I hope to impress myself again by repeating my run up Guadalupe Peak, the nearest at-height place to visit coming from Florida, first thing on my vacation, and afterward will give myself at least another week at > 5K and I should be good to go for at least 25 miles during the race. We'll see about the rest.

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Had no luck in my 6th Western States 100 lottery in December, so that goal will have to wait for another year (perhaps 2020??!!)

For now, I'm registered for two 100K's and a 50K. And i'll likely do an event I did last year called "Last Runner Standing" where you have 1 hour to complete a 4.1 mile loop on trails (with 700-800ft of gain). Then the next hour a new loop starts if you're there to start it. The event lasts until there's one person left! Last year I was treating it as a training day for my 100 mile race so I decided to stop after 12 hours (50 miles), this year I've made a promise to myself that I'm going to keep going until I miss a cutoff.
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I got knocked off a bit after my lay off in November, but boot camp is back on so I'm back to getting up at 4:30a three days a week, plus a double class on Saturday of Pound and Body Pump. I've slacked off of my Fri 5:30a Body Pump but I'm going to get back into it.

At this point I'm maintaining. I'm in damn good shape for my age and I especially notice it when I squat down. I don't have to grunt and grab on to things to heave myself back up...my shapely quads to that just fine.
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Last year I was treating it as a training day for my 100 mile race so I decided to stop after 12 hours (50 miles), this year I've made a promise to myself that I'm going to keep going until I miss a cutoff.
That would be about my limit even at sea level at a level field. My only official ultra a few years ago, I did 50 miles in 12:30 but I had to wait far too many minutes waiting for a restroom to try to do number 2. in my favor also, a mile or so of the trail course was sand, which makes things a lot harder especially when you're doing it a second time around.
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So my big goal this year is to do a trail ultramarathon. I decided on that back in the late summer, so I've been working very slowly to get in shape specifically for that. I have two races I have my eye on; a 50k at a race I have done the 25k at several times, and my "Cool Impossible", a 100k. I figure at least I'll manage the 50k, and that will either be my achievement for the year or it will be a training race for 100k.
In a fit of insanity, I signed up for a 100K in September, then decided I better try a 50K first, so I'm signed up for that in May. I've run a couple road marathons and lots of trail half marathons, but nothing like this. I'm not sure what I was thinking.

The 100K is a single-track trail along a beautiful river (uphill) for the entire distance, with 11K feet elevation total climb and 3500' net climb.

Which 100K do you have your eye on?
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Excellent video on why you shouldn't press behind the neck.
You can damage the rotator cuff muscles.
Pressing to the front is fine.
Thanks for that. I did not know. Will adjust routine.
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That would be about my limit even at sea level at a level field. My only official ultra a few years ago, I did 50 miles in 12:30 but I had to wait far too many minutes waiting for a restroom to try to do number 2. in my favor also, a mile or so of the trail course was sand, which makes things a lot harder especially when you're doing it a second time around.
Sand is the worst, especially in an ultra! So hard to compare trail races, they all have their own unique challenges, and we all have our good and bad days, and unique strengths. but I'd say 12:30 was great for your first (or any) 50 mile!

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On the effects of exercise on the circulatory system: I used to have blood stats that were 120/80 and 80-85bpm resting heart-rate. I thought it would be a huge undertaking to improve that, as in: maybe years from now it might be 10% lower.

I did some strength and endurance training since the beginning of last June and it's improved a lot, now I'm usually around 100-110/60-65 and my resting heart-rate is usually in the 55-65bpm range. That's a lot more improvement than I was expecting.

Diastolic pressure seems to have decreased more than systolic pressure. How come?

Is there risk in getting my blood pressure and resting heart-rate lower still? I've heard about cyclists having issues with that but I figure it's the side effects of performance-enhancing drugs.



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Unless you're doing high mileage or your weather is unusually hot, you don't need to worry. Dilute the Gatorade to half strength. I typically fill my Camelback with calorie-free drink mix with a bit of salt and use salt in my food.
I may do high mileage when summer's back so around what mileage or temp do I need to start worrying?


What's good nutrition for early morning exercise, whether strength or endurance training?
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I may do high mileage when summer's back so around what mileage or temp do I need to start worrying?


What's good nutrition for early morning exercise, whether strength or endurance training?
You'll have to experiment.
Carry water and/or train before sunrise/after sunset.

I train fasted in the morning (lifting) simply because I don't like food in my system too close to a workout.
I generally prefer a couple of hours between eating and a workout. Moreso when I could still run than riding the handcycle.
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I think it's mostly what you need to get through the workout and what your body will tolerate. People are all over the map with that. Some can't go without something for energy, some can't go with anything in their stomach.

I eat nothing for workouts of an hour or less. For longer runs, my standard is a yogurt/banana/peanut butter smoothie and a latte. Lots of people avoid dairy before exercise, but I have no issues with it.

Try different things and see what works for you.
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Rock-n-roll, just got an e-mail from the organizers of my goal 50K with an early-bird, previous registrant discount. $25 for a race?? Fuck yeah, I'm in. 7 months to go.....
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Rock-n-roll, just got an e-mail from the organizers of my goal 50K with an early-bird, previous registrant discount. $25 for a race?? Fuck yeah, I'm in. 7 months to go.....
A Rock 'n' Roll race, or just a saying? I didn't think they did anything over a marathon.


I'm waiting to hear on two lotteries myself.
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A Rock 'n' Roll race, or just a saying? I didn't think they did anything over a marathon.


I'm waiting to hear on two lotteries myself.
Oh! No, "rock-n-roll" like "Whoohoo!"

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Well, the Spartan Super is Sunday.
I’m a little apprehensive. My back is bothering me, and some of the challenges require picking up and carrying heavy, awkward things (Atlas stone, anyone?).
Wish me luck...
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Well, the Spartan Super is Sunday.
Iím a little apprehensive. My back is bothering me, and some of the challenges require picking up and carrying heavy, awkward things (Atlas stone, anyone?).
Wish me luck...
You could always just do thirty burpees.
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Burpeeeeesssssss. We hates them!
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My goal is down 21 lbs total by April vacation (hiking in Utah) and down 31 lbs total by July vacation (hiking in the Alps). My current trajectory will hit those targets but I know it gets harder as more weight comes off.

Running 2-3 times a week, trying to get my mileage back up. I should sign up for a trail 10K with my running club, that's always good motivation.
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You could always just do thirty burpees.
In your training/research leading up to the event, have you run across a lot of controversy regarding participants not doing their burpees?
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In your training/research leading up to the event, have you run across a lot of controversy regarding participants not doing their burpees?
I ran in the Spartan (the Sprint) in 2017.
There is "cheating" going on all over the place - people not doing burpees, skipping obstacles, not filling their buckets to the top (or carrying the bucket on their shoulder, which is against the rules). But, as far as I'm concerned, they are just cheating themselves. All the masses are doing is getting a "finisher" T-shirt and a nifty medal.
I'm sure the elite competitors (where there is real money involved) are judged more strictly.
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My goal in 2019 is simply to be better at going to the gym.

(By way of introduction, I am genetically feeble, physically - while not sick or injured in any way, I come from a family of ectomorphs. My natural physical shape is 'skinny with a bit of a belly'; not a good look.)

In 2018 and 2017 I did the gym wrong..

- I went sporadically - months on and months off
- I spent far too long on the same old machines, and did not consume enough protein for proper 'gainz' (I have a naturally low appetite)
- I drank far too much wine in the evenings, both on and off gym days
- I over-trained for my age (38) sometimes, spending over an hour doing weight machines on every area then pounding the treadmill, and wondering why I felt like shit for days afterwards with not much to show for it
- I wasted time and money on stupid snake-oil supplements

So far in 2019 I have been much better:

- I actually track my exercise and diet with a range of apps & movement trackers
- I have protein after gym in the morning and again before bed
- Creatine, multivitamins & fish oil - check; L-Theaphosphoramiclitate (etc.), nah
- Go to the gym most days, rotating on a 'top half', 'bottom half', 'cardio' type deal. Am never there for more than 45 minutes.
- Have levelled up to barbells and HIIT, leaving the old machines behind.

How's it going?

Well, my having stuck to the same machines for too long is really showing now. Evidently, I had done a reasonable job of developing a limited range of musculature while not developing anything else surrounding it. A few cases in point - here is what happened after my attempts at doing free(r) weights exercises the first few times:

- My first ever deadlift session - apart from when the trainer was showing me how to do them - was humbling to say the least. I struggled through a pathetic number of reps for 3 sets with 40kg (i.e. a 20kg bar + 2x10kg weights), and limped away feeling like I'd just been hit by a truck. All kinds of muscles I had no idea existed protested for several days afterwards, including in places as unlikely as my shoulder.

- Bench-pressing on a Smith Machine, tried 25kg in total. Did not manage 3x10. Then went off to try preacher curls, and got a stabbing pain in my (other) shoulder before I could even do the first rep. Went home and felt sorry for myself.

- First time on preacher curls it was the forearms that gave way before the biceps. Who'd a thunk it...

- Squats - again on Smith Machine. 3x10 of 30kg. I was walking funny for days afterwards. Glutes were fine, it was the other muscles that I still-don't-know-the-names-of that were giving me hell.

So, even though I thought I was being responsible by choosing light weights at first, evidently I was still overdoing it. On the chest and leg press machines, for instance, I could work with far heavier weights than with the above. I did already know on a factual level that free weights are a different game because of the range of muscles they train; I suppose I wasn't quite prepared for how much that is the case. If I could go back and do it again, I'd skip the machines and go straight for the barbells and dumbbells...

There are skinny female gym-goers in their late teens/early twenties who can comfortably squat far more than I can (I know, I have seen them - out of the corner of my eye, ahem...), it does feel a little like I am starting again right at the ground floor. When I do the upright row, for instance, I just do it with the bar. There is no-one in the weights area who is ever scrawnier than me (apart from the girls, who can still lift heavier).

But, I am not despondent - this has been kind of an inevitable outcome, and it is already getting easier. Plus, in a few short weeks I have made more progress in terms of getting buff than I seriously did in a year of not-doing-it-properly (one advantage of having skinny arms is that 'noob-gainz' happen quickly). And HIIT is a waaay more efficient way of doing cardio, and quite exciting to boot.
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Good for you for upping your game!
Don’t worry about the amount of weight - just do strict reps (good form, no swinging, full range of motion), and slowly try to increase your weights. Don’t try to do more than you can handle with good form.
The strength will come...
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Thank you, Beowulff!
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Well, the Spartan Super is Sunday.
I’m a little apprehensive. My back is bothering me, and some of the challenges require picking up and carrying heavy, awkward things (Atlas stone, anyone?).
Wish me luck...
Should we ask how it went? Well, I hope!


I feel like I had a pretty good workout at the gym today, working the plan. For the first hour I alternated 5 minutes on the treadmill and 5 minutes on the stepmill, with a 1-minute, 4-mph mile walk break at each transition. On the treadmill, I did a 'pyramid' with the speed each time, going from 5 mph, to 5.5, 6, then back down. I did a similar thing on the stepmill.

The second hour I followed the same routine, except I traded out the stepmill for incline on the treadmill. That 5 minutes was 2 minutes at 10 degrees and 3.5 mph, then 1 minute at 15 degrees and 3 mph, then another 2 at 10/3.5.

The last 12 minutes of hour 2 was a cooldown. I was properly tuckered but encouraged by this workout. I feel like I should have another half-hour, then hour tacked on soon.

Eventually, I only need to do that for the better part of a day.....

No chance of running trails any time soon, the ground is thoroughly soaked and frozen. At this rate, I would expect I won't set foot on dirt until the trees start to leaf and begin pulling the moisture out of the soil.

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Should we ask how it went? Well, I hope!
Thanks for asking.
I was slow as crap, but finished. Blew a few of the obstacles (including the damn rope climb, which I got within a hands reach of the top, and then lost my foothold on the rope). I had someone help me lift the atlas stone, and then I did the carry ok. The bucket and sandbag carry weren't too bad.
I was able to do most of the walls without help, including some of the ones that gave other guys problems (the reverse-angled one, for instance).

Back feels OK, but I'm still hella sore...
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We have a small gym in our office building. I get down there at lunch about 4 times per week. Half the days, I am on the treadmill for 32 minutes. The other days are for weights and stretching.
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I just did my first 3 mile treadmill run in quite a while. Trying to build up my distance for when the weather is nice and I run outside before work.
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