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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby JonjoShelvey » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:22 am

i hate when i get out the office and just wanna catch a few waves but dont have the time to change

thanks quiksilver
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:15 pm

So in BJJ you can do "no-gi" which means you grapple without wearing the uniform. You end up needing to wear tight fighting clothes and shorts (ideally sweat-wicking because you get mad sweaty). A lot of BJJ no-gi clothes (rash guards and "spats" which are tights) look like they were made by high-as-fuck web comic artists, but there's also some cool stuff.

Scramble makes great looking stuff, and you can tell they got some serious-minded designer leading up their creative. I just got this rash guard

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here's some spats. you know i love my camo

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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:16 pm

Would it be weird for me to wear Pro Combat padded clothes around while, say, lifting weight or shopping for flowers?

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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby twins » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:55 pm

on a "loose" cut rn
weekdays i do great, not counting but probably around 1600 calories or so, but when the weekend comes and i go out with friends and shit and end up eating 2k+ calories in one meal
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bels » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:51 am

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Progress progress. Hopefully I can maintain that weight gain trajectory this week.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby JonjoShelvey » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:27 am

gj man. you still lifting the weights?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bels » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:53 am

Yeah flaxsisters. Red is walking, light blue is biking, purple is tennis and dark blue is weights.

Going to graduate from goblet squat to front squat next week I think. Also going to add some dedicated core work in to help with my groundstrokes.

Gym is closed from today till Monday though whilst they put in a studio
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:50 am

i have a gnarly pinched nerve in my neck and now i have about 60% of my strength in my left arm. seeing a doctor but wanted to see if you young bucks ever have something like this.

if not: behold your future and despair.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bels » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Front Squat is going OK Teck though I have been feeling sort of disenthused about all my lifts lately. I know this feeling will pass so I'm just going ride it out.

I started doing a spin class on Tuesday mornings which isn't doing my calorie surplus any favours but it feels good to do cardio.

Signed up for more tennis lessons in the new year. Hopefully will manage to play 2x a week again.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:01 pm

do you guys have the 'exercise as clubbing trend' e.g. Soulcycle?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bels » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:30 pm

I think there was something about ravercise a while ago? But I read about it in a Cambridge magazine like a year ago so it is probably NOT a current trend.

There is Soulcycle in london though.

My gym is unlikely to go that way though. They just launched a spin class recently and the only people there 90% of the time are me and a girl who squats double my body weight.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:38 pm

so doc says its probably a pinched nerve. basically gave me a Rx for really strong ibuprofen and PT. prob no jitsu for like 6 weeks. super sad. bought some vans to make myself feel better. it helped.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bels » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:08 pm

now's the perfect time to beat up teck and become one of the top five toughest care taggers
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby donut_milk » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:56 pm

I hit a 5.10a and 5.10b climbing tonight! I can't believe I actually did it. I did a few more but only got halfway up or a few moves away from the top. I was out for 3 weeks and was only doing 5.7-5.8 for a looong time. Finally getting over that mental barrier of, "Oh crap, I'm so high up!"
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby brlmski » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:29 pm

i recently hurt my ankle which was the excuse i've been looking for to cast all lower body exercises out of my routine
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby silvaeri » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:59 am

Can't believe we don't have a climbing thread, so this will have to do.

Been climbing a bunch lately because I haven't been able to ride/race my bike. Finally decided to video this v3/4 boulder problem from last night and was super happy with how it went, really want to focus on getting this problem super smooth in all the movements.

Also really made me notice how nice my calves are, stoked on that.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby ptozzi » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:15 pm

Finally back at the gym after a year. Good thing my school's campus is a ghost town in the summer. Starting over with ICF. Gonna try to be stricter this time. Starting off at 155 squat, 115 bench, 195 deadlift. should be easy to progress up to around 195/135/225. I guess we'll see.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby alby » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:03 pm

Does anyone have resources they would recommend for someone who is a gym novice? I picked up a summer pass at my campus gym. I have been eating healthier and want to compound on that by working out. Looking to lose belly fat (work abs, I think) and work on my arm strength. I'm not much interested in leg workouts since I like how my pants fit.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby pirxthepilot » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:29 am

was gonna show you what a torn rotator cuff looks like but too graphic
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby JewTurk » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:12 am

@silvaeri

Funny enough, the person who developed the scaling of bouldering routes currently lives in Flagstaff, AZ, where I'm living right now. I got to meet him at a bouldering gym earlier this summer.

On that note, got a 3 month membership to a pretty well-known bouldering gym, at least in the southwest, and I've been going about 5 times a week for the while.

Kind of at a loss about what my workout schedule should be though. I'm training for a collegiate tri in late october. I've been biking about 20 miles a day 3 times a week then running and lifting in between those bike days. Then I've been just bouldering on weekdays.

Fitness goals are really just to gain weight, get enough endurance to have a decent tri time (maybe sub 2:30), but also get better at bouldering so I can start climbing/bouldering outdoors instead of in a gym.

Suggestions?

The bouldering gym only has racks that I can use for bench/squats/deadlifts and then very minimal free weights and kettle bells.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby mittens » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:19 pm

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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby jujumaster » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:35 pm

Eat more.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby ramseames » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:19 pm

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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby sknss » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:58 am

Hi, I've been going to the gym 3 times a week for a month now and I've been following a programme one of the coaches gave me.

First i do a 5' warm up on the bike.
Then shoulder press, chest press, low row. I do some dumbbell curls and some kettlebell squats. I've been doing 3 sets of 10 reps.
I also do some planks, hollow body holds, crunches, kettlebell side to side crunches, and negative pullups. I've been doing as many reps as I can for these.

Can you guys tell me if this programme looks balanced? Am I getting deformed?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bels » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:49 am

What are your GOALS sknss?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby sknss » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:08 am

My goal is to get stronger
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby pirxthepilot » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:00 pm

looks pretty good to me, compound movements like squats and pullups and lots of core work. you could add in a bit more posterior chain stuff like glute bridges for balance i think? (at 1.20 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bbE64NuDTU)
i'd say the main thing to focus on is correct form, once trainers realise you're not interested in regular personal sessions they often just leave you to it, i see beginners at my gym doing all kinds of strange things. try to look in the mirror, check that you're keeping core muscles engaged, going deep enough on squats etc.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:44 pm

you've got a lot going on, but i think it's solid for a beginner, until you can get a sense of what you want to do.

my biggest thing about fitness is that it has to have a "gaming" element to it. you have to be able to see/measure progress, otherwise you're sisyphus.

a powerlifter can measure gains in weight. a runner can measure gains in speed or distance. as a swimmer, i found that as i got better i could get across the pool in fewer strokes (and of course speed). a climber gets better by doing harder routes, which are helpfully graded in bouldering.

so by stronger do you want to be able to squat twice your weight? do you want to be able to do an L-sit? do you want to be able to outwrestle a bear? you dont have to have answers now but they should be in the back of your mind as you craft a plan.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby psyche_of_frogs » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:30 pm

Yeah, measuring progress via weights/reps is the best way to keep you motivated and on target. I'd say the crunches could be left off - also are you doing any posterior chain work (i.e. hamstrings, glutes). Also learning how to deadlift would be great and v helpful for strength based goals. Also glute bridge/hip thrust for helping build up your squat and deadlift (but mostly for those booty gainz). Feel free to message me if you want a general plan outline or have form questions or whatever!
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