90 Day Fitness Thread: Day 1!

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  1. kmk108

    kmk108 Senior Member

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    I haven't seen a specialist for years, but I've done trial and error on my own.

    There's three things that matter when it comes to deciding on a shoe: weight, cushioning and drop. I prefer lower drop, lighter shoes. It has to have some cushion, but not so much that my ankles can flex laterally even more than they do. So far, the New Balance Boracay is my favorite shoe.
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    Plenty of cushioning but with a wide enough base to stay stable. It has a 4mm drop. I think my next pair will be Hoka One One Cliftons, but my god, they are ugly.
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    The biggest thing that helped was fixing my form. Going from a heel-to-toe strike to a mid-foot strike, straightening my body, and increasing my cadence all put less stress on my body while running and made it a more pleasant experience.

    I think I just reached a weekly mileage that I may have mentally and cardiovascularly ready for, but my muscles and joints weren't.
     
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  2. Emmitt Fitzhume

    Emmitt Fitzhume Senior Member

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    I broke my leg skiing early 2013. That's what started me going to the gym. I shattered my tibia, broke my tibial plateau and my fibula in my right leg. After a couple of months of PT the orthopedist said he could write me another script for more PT or I could just go to the gym. I already had a family membership at the Y down the street so I started going to the gym.

    I stayed going four or five days a week but didn't lose any weight because I still ate a lot. I was getting stronger and felt a lot better and was back to skiing the next winter but I was still 30 lbs. overweight. I obviously was eating more since I was working out regularly but maintaining my 30 lbs. extra.

    In 2015 I was eating with my crew on a layover and my copilot showed me his MyFitnessPal app. I downloaded it and started counting calories the next day. I set it for lose a pound a week and stuck with it. I lost 30 lbs. in three months. Once I hit my goal weight I set it to maintain. Now almost two years later I still use it every day and I'm still at my goal weight. I have to keep using it because I like to eat so it helps keep me in check and plan my eating.

    I'm still going to the gym four or five days a week doing cardio and weight training when I'm home and usually just cardio when I'm on the road. Sometimes I feel like I just go to the gym so I can eat but I enjoy working out. I listen to tunes on my phone and read on my Kindle app while I do cardio so it's pretty enjoyable. I also look and feel great. I half jokingly credit breaking my leg skiing with getting me in shape.
     
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  3. Oranjeaap

    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Well the surgery fucked my knee up, so I'm still experiencing pain when doing any weightlifting, my maximum now is what I used to do warming up with before my accident. My legs look like those of an anorexic person. Its really hard to find any motivation to train because at some point the pain will return and I need to take a few weeks break again.
     
  4. bildozr

    bildozr Deliberately Obtuse V.I.P. Member

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    I'd advise you get a nice pair of 7mm neopreme knee sleeves. Rehband 7051 are my favorites. I have some undiagnosed issue with my knee, pain in my quadriceps tendon. However, the warmth and compression they provide goes a long way. I typically do not experience pain while squatting. After, I aggressively massage the tissue. Getting over the initial hump for injury is pretty shitty. It's important not to rush it. I've been in and out of therapy for my back over the past few years. Now I'm training 4-5 days a week, and have already done a Weightlifting meet. I'm chasing a 225 kg squat now, at 180.
     
  5. Oranjeaap

    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Thanks for the advice but I don't think it will help fo rme. To fix my broken leg they had to put a metal rod inside the bone and the only way in is trough your knee. They go trough the quadriceps tendon, that part that is between your knee cap and shinbone. They also go trough the pad of fat that is underneath the tendon, this pad is dense with sensory nerve fibers. There's a lot of scar tissue in the tendon, causing a slight functional decrease and some pain, and also scar tissue in the fat pad causing quite some pain with any weightlifting. Strictly speaking, the pain is not an indication of things going bad, it's just a side effect from the surgery. Normally when you have pain you're probably doing something wrong or causing damage, but in my case it's just there and nothing is wrong. But it is quite unpleasant to the point where I cant do certain exercises and maintain good form. Ah well, atleast I can walk, run and cycle without too much hinder, walk stairs with slight pain etc.. I dont want to set new personal records in squats or something, I just want some more mass on my legs. My legs look like I skipped leg day for the past 10 years. If I get more gains on my upper body than I have now I'm gonna look really silly.
     
  6. lucidspoon

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    There's a nice paved trail about 2 miles north of my house. I rode my bike there one time a few years back, but there wasn't any good way to get there, so I ended up riding 4 miles, on sometimes narrow roads with no shoulder, so I never went again. The trail was only about 2 miles long, so it seemed not worth the effort. Since then, they've extended it another 2 miles, and when I looked at a map the other day, they've built up a couple neighborhoods between mine and the trail, so it only takes me about 3 miles of riding to get there now.

    Decided to try it out yesterday, and made it most of the way to the end of the trail (almost 7 miles) just fine, but then it started pouring down rain. I should have just found a dry spot and waited it out, but I decided to power through all almost 7 miles back home. Of course, it stopped raining as soon as I got home...

    Went and did the same ride this morning with no rain. But I did run into a different problem about 4 miles from home. Went over a bumpy bridge, and it was just enough to loosen my handlebars... They kept twisting and as I got closer to home, they started wobbling to the point where I could barely steer! As soon as I pulled into my neighborhood, I walked it the rest of the way back. Didn't want to end this ride with the handlebars flying off!
     
  7. matthew bear

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    Hey i remember this place...

    I suppose it's time to start hanging out with you guys a bit more. Although I'm not lifting any weights these days I am working a very labor intensive job and have been losing pounds like crazy. I'm also ready to start running again, though I average about 6.5 miles a day with the job. It's taken almost 3 months to adapt to the intense workload. Also I had mentioned in a sobriety thread that I was struglling with beer abuse and was starting fresh. I was 200 lbs in late april, I'm 178 today on the way down to I'm guessing 155 or so. I'm not too far from my lightest weight as an adult! And I have always been overweight, since age 8 or so, I may finally have figured it out for myself how to control my health and well being :thumb:

    Glad to see the running conversation, it's really enjoyable after the initial pain :laugh2:
     
  8. Seven

    Seven Senior Member

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    Hitting some chest and tri's. Getting harder to stay in shape the older I get. Will be 54 in 2 weeks. I have started adding lots of cardio into my training lately.


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    Hey guys, quick question for you guys with home gyms. I've been lifting weights for about two years now and have really not increased my weights in the past six months or so. The reason being that I don't have a spotter. When I first started, I was dealing with lighter weights, and If I got stuck bench pressing for instance, I could just roll the bar off my body. Last time it happened it wasn't so easy. So how do you guys increase weight without risking your safety? Currently I do 5 sets of 5, maybe I just increase the weight for the first set and build from there? Opinions?
     
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    bildozr Deliberately Obtuse V.I.P. Member

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    I bought a stand with safeties.
    See below.


    Ideally, you'd set it so that you can collapse your arch, and set the bar on the safeties, and roll it toward your head.

    The company is a shameless ripoff of Rogue, but about half the cost, and 75% of the quality. The big difference is their finish.
    https://www.titan.fitness/
    I have the X-3 Stand $300 shipped.

    Are you doing Strong Lifts? Not a fan.
     
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  12. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    I do heavy on things that don't need a spotter. Can't do squats anymore. Bench with dumbbells. Pull ups and add weight. Push ups and add kids.
     
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  13. Oranjeaap

    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Not bad for 52 man!
     
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  14. Oranjeaap

    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Do more reps (with fewer weight). If you aim for 10 or 12 reps, you start feeling things getting tough at rep 7, rep 9 will be really hard to complete and you'll know rep 10 wont make it, so you stop at 9. When you do 5 reps you might still be fine at 4 and collaps at the 5th. You won't have that grey area where you can still complete but are near failure.

    After warming up, try 3x 12 reps. At your max weight it will probably end up in, 12, 12, 9 reps. Or even 12, 10, 7. Keep on training till you can hit 3x 12 and then increase the weight.

    Or you could call a friend to spot you.

    A gym membership is also worth it.
     
  15. Oranjeaap

    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Yesterday I went out to destroy my chest muscles with my buddy at the gym. Also did some dips. I wanted to do some push ups as a cooling down but I was unable to do even 1 proper push up. I think I can say chest day was succesfull
     
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    Thanks bro, turned 54 last Sunday.

    I set a goal to weigh in @ 175lbs on my 54th and hit it a day early. I have been training and eating for a lean physique for years now and I think it's time to switch up my training to see if I can actually put on a couple pounds of muscle by the time I turn 55.
     
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    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    Good luck!
     
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    bildozr Deliberately Obtuse V.I.P. Member

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    Weightlifting is hard. I have the strength to pull 20-30 kilos higher, but I'm missing 100. The sport is all about technique and speed, of which I have neither lol.
    I jumped back a bit, and lost the barbell on the turnover. :/ Hoping I'll be able to hit a 110kg at my meet in October.


    But I hit a 78kg snatch two days ago. Aiming for 85+ by the meet. Really hoping I can make 90 happen.
     
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  20. lucidspoon

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    Ran a 5K this morning. Got 32:48, just over 3 minutes faster than last year. :) Pretty good for barely running at all over the past year.
     
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