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mandela

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Yeah this amazes me actually.

I keep my fitness life to myself at work, I don't like these overpowering people who bang on about exercise and nutrition, so I just do my own thing. Every now again someone is like "you're just eating tuna for lunch, don't you get sick of it" and I'm like nah mate.

But whenever someone at work starts getting into fitness all I hear is "OMG everyone I cannot move, I'm so sore from the gym OMG so sore" or "I cannot eat that, I'm on my diet"

But I digress, so anyways about a year back in my staffroom someone was saying how they'd learnt to do pressups and everyone was like "wow I still do them from my knees and even that's a struggle" and I casually say I can do 20 without breaking a sweat (not even impressive, believe me I know) and literally no one believed me, I had to bang them out, in my full suit just to prove a point (I did actually get back sweat stains on my shirt the fuckers).

Saying that, someone did comment a couple of month ago at work because I ate two bakewell tarts (I don't even like the fuckers) and they said "I thought you was all healthy, is that out of the window now" and I explained I'd just have 400 calories less throughout the day and actually it won't make me fat at all, they decided I was chatting shite so to prove a poin I ate a third one.

Not even sure what my point was, or if it relates to the post I've quoted, but basically I often go out of my way to prove a point.
The fuck is wrong with you?

Cherry bakewells are GOAT.
 
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I didn´t run for some months until today... went back to try a little run in the woods... fucking hell my legs began to itch like a motherfucker !
And had to stop after only a few minutes.... it´s winter here which makes this worse but absolutely worst feeling, had this before, it generally gets better after some weeks running.
I guess it is the blood flow right ? Not being used to?
I did warm up before the run, by walking a few minutes...
No idea, but I will say that when I was on blood thinners I got CRAZY itchy all over my body, to the point I was scratching so much I'd draw blood. Fucking horrible feeling. Hated it.
 
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Yeah this amazes me actually.

I keep my fitness life to myself at work, I don't like these overpowering people who bang on about exercise and nutrition, so I just do my own thing. Every now again someone is like "you're just eating tuna for lunch, don't you get sick of it" and I'm like nah mate.

But whenever someone at work starts getting into fitness all I hear is "OMG everyone I cannot move, I'm so sore from the gym OMG so sore" or "I cannot eat that, I'm on my diet"

But I digress, so anyways about a year back in my staffroom someone was saying how they'd learnt to do pressups and everyone was like "wow I still do them from my knees and even that's a struggle" and I casually say I can do 20 without breaking a sweat (not even impressive, believe me I know) and literally no one believed me, I had to bang them out, in my full suit just to prove a point (I did actually get back sweat stains on my shirt the fuckers).

Saying that, someone did comment a couple of month ago at work because I ate two bakewell tarts (I don't even like the fuckers) and they said "I thought you was all healthy, is that out of the window now" and I explained I'd just have 400 calories less throughout the day and actually it won't make me fat at all, they decided I was chatting shite so to prove a poin I ate a third one.

Not even sure what my point was, or if it relates to the post I've quoted, but basically I often go out of my way to prove a point.
I get the same thing at work. I don't bang on about it unless I'm asked, but people always comment about how healthy I'm eating (most people just do microwave ready-meals or leftover slices of pizza), or if I happen to be carrying my training gear in I might get asked about it. I don't mind talking to students about it when they ask, but to other teachers I start to feel a bit preachy
 

Vic

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No idea, but I will say that when I was on blood thinners I got CRAZY itchy all over my body, to the point I was scratching so much I'd draw blood. Fucking horrible feeling. Hated it.
Oh no, I don´t use no medicine.

And I just googled.

"When your capillaries expand, the surrounding nerves become stimulated and send messages to the brain, which reads the sensation as itching. Unfortunately, your itchy legs are the price paid for falling off the exercise wagon. To prevent itchy legs, keep up with your regular exercise routine "


The only cardio I did the last two months is boxing, all the workout I been doing is weights and pull and push ups.
 

Vic

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I have a big muscular spasm in my back muscles though so the doctor said I shouldn´t do anything, so the only workout I can do for a few weeks is some bike and a running, only things for the legs.
 
May 25, 2013
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Been doing a wee ad hoc workout on Friday's instead of my usual run recently.

Just because i work from a different ofice that has a gym so i can do some moves i can't do in my home gym.

DB snatches to overhead 5x20 (10 each side)
Inverted grip chin up / DB pullover
Straight arm pull down / face pulls
Back extensions / cable flies

I also done my plank challenge. I'm up to 1:40 and, tbh, it doesn't even tax my core but by shoulders are struggling like fuck now, man. Anyone else suffer from this on planks? My shoulders are just overall weak as utter fuck, i think. I read up on and it's not uncommon and just have to persevere.

Haven't change the plank style, btw. Still doing basic straight arm.
Yeah that's where I tended to feel it the most when doing planks. My core doesn't feel taxed much until I get over the 2 min mark.
 
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The amount of fully grown people who can't do a single push up kind of staggers me. Had a bunch of kids doing proper form push ups yesterday, no problems as all. Adults though? Struggle town. One of the easiest exercises that is always available to us and people can't even do one.
Yeah it surprises me too how many people can't do a push up. Worked with this big guy, wasn't overweight, just naturally big, he'd just started working out and he literally couldn't do a single push up.


And you can forget about pull ups. The amount of young people that can´t do 1 single pull up is shocking too.

If you are old okay I understand... but a 25 year old guy not being able to do 1 ? What do you expect though all these guys are doing is drinking and getting fat.
I remember P.E as a kid, we'd do circuit training and I don't think I saw a single kid do a pull up. Then one time I was at a house party and there was a pull up bar of all the people there only me and one other guy could do a pull up.

Pull ups are hard unless you are small and low in body weight. I think the averaged untrained person cannot do a pull up, a few smaller people below 65kg might be able to do one. Unless you do some kind of strength training a pull up is simply beyond the vast majority of people. I couldn't do a single one at age 25 despite my low body weight.
 
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I didn´t run for some months until today... went back to try a little run in the woods... fucking hell my legs began to itch like a motherfucker !
And had to stop after only a few minutes.... it´s winter here which makes this worse but absolutely worst feeling, had this before, it generally gets better after some weeks running.
I guess it is the blood flow right ? Not being used to?
I did warm up before the run, by walking a few minutes...
Not sure what causes this but I recall this happening to me, I'd just be really itchy at the start of runs. Doesn't happen much to me now, so I guess eventually your body will get used to whatever is happening.
 
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Maaaan...I fuckin dread to think, tbh.

I do sprints and try and measure it out to around 100 metres, but I'm eyeballing it, and I timed it at 18 seconds, straight after the mile over, so maybe I could do 17?? I'm guessing though but can say with certainty it's not impressive.
That's pretty slow man. I'm almost certain you're going further than 100m at that time. That's 20kph pace. I'd expect for a healthy, athletic person to be at least dipping under 16 seconds.
 
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That's pretty slow man. I'm almost certain you're going further than 100m at that time. That's 20kph pace. I'd expect for a healthy, athletic person to be at least dipping under 16 seconds.
I'd be surprised if I could get below 17
 
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Yeah it surprises me too how many people can't do a push up. Worked with this big guy, wasn't overweight, just naturally big, he'd just started working out and he literally couldn't do a single push up.




I remember P.E as a kid, we'd do circuit training and I don't think I saw a single kid do a pull up. Then one time I was at a house party and there was a pull up bar of all the people there only me and one other guy could do a pull up.

Pull ups are hard unless you are small and low in body weight. I think the averaged untrained person cannot do a pull up, a few smaller people below 65kg might be able to do one. Unless you do some kind of strength training a pull up is simply beyond the vast majority of people. I couldn't do a single one at age 25 despite my low body weight.

I’m 95kg and I can do 7-8 clean reps now from dead hang each time. Proper happy with that. I got 9 the other day but the last one involved some flailing of the legs and a real stretch to get the chin up.

I’m carrying a lot of blubber as well, I think if I slowly dropped to 80kg by some miracle I’d be getting 15+.
 
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Hmm. And do you do any sports or running? I'd really expect anyone at that age and those stats to be hitting 16 seconds at least.

There are women at our club, mid 30's , not particularly gifted who hit 18 seconds. I just envisage Mandy being as slow as them.
 
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Hmm. And do you do any sports or running? I'd really expect anyone at that age and those stats to be hitting 16 seconds at least.

There are women at our club, mid 30's , not particularly gifted who hit 18 seconds. I just envisage Mandy being as slow as them.
I've never been a particularly fast runner. The hill sprints I do, on a decent incline, ~90m takes me a shade under 20.
 
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mandela

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Hmm. And do you do any sports or running? I'd really expect anyone at that age and those stats to be hitting 16 seconds at least.

There are women at our club, mid 30's , not particularly gifted who hit 18 seconds. I just envisage Mandy being as slow as them.
:lol:

Well, as always, I'm estimating up so I ain't devastated when I try this. I did time running the length of the fitba pitch as slightly over 15 (including time to stop the watch) but that's under 100...but not by much I'd have thought.
 
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:lol:

Well, as always, I'm estimating up so I ain't devastated when I try this. I did time running the length of the fitba pitch as slightly over 15 (including time to stop the watch) but that's under 100...but not by much I'd have thought.
Obviously you'll be slower on grass too. Go to a track, use the traps and get someone to time you. I'm certain that you won't be 18 seconds, even without technique training.
 
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:lol:

Well, as always, I'm estimating up so I ain't devastated when I try this.
Same.... Except I actually think I'll do it in 17/18. I'm so confident of it, I'm actually embarrassed to invite anyone with me and I'm planning on going to the track at like midnight so no one can watch me.
 
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Clarence Worley

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Same.... Except I actually think I'll do it in 17/18. I'm so confident of it, I'm actually embarrassed to invite anyone with me and I'm planning on going to the track at like midnight so no one can watch me.
get some ankle weights on all day then take them off before you do it. i do this at tennis and always feel faster - if i am or not i dont know but feels it.