The fitness thread

Thread in 'Other Chat' started by kam, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. el_bandido

    el_bandido Member

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    Kam - mine was a rotator cuff injury as well! Knackered it in on the assault course at an assessment for the Royal Engineers. I couldn't even lift a cup of coffee for 6 weeks.
     
  2. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Friggin rotators!

    Annoys me, I've got mates that just walk into the gym, pick up 40's and flat bench them no problem. I always warm up, start light etc and get problems! Just fragile :(
     
  3. el_bandido

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    Just too manly for your own muscles.
     
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    Back on topic - Anyone got any experience with high intensity interval training? I'm getting bored of running and want to mix up my cardio a bit.[/QUOTE]

    Yes I have. You ever heard of Tabata!
    It's a bit like circuits, however you do 20secs on and 10 off for 4 minutes each time.
    For example. 4 stations.
    1: punch bag
    2: burpees
    3: sprints on crash mats
    4: kick bag
    At each station you do 4 minutes. (You can download a tabata app on an iPhone)
    For 20secs you work like a bitch, then rest for 10secs. After 4 minutes is up you can take a 60second rest before moving to next station. And so on.
    Great training for me as being a kick boxer I need to have explosive energy!




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    And as for my own training, pretty pleased with myself tonight, did a couple of 6 minute rounds of fighting, didn't "gas out" and only stopped when I got knocked out by a spinning back fist to the temple :D
    Lots of leg conditioning tonight, black and blue :D love it!


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  6. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    That's it mate, I'm a 10st weed at heart :'(
    haha

    *Just had my Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey delivered.
    Best mixing, smoothest whey I've ever had. Tastes great! 10/10!

    Per scoop is 24g protein, 5.5g BCAA, 4g glutamine.
     
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  7. FireStorm999

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    Did u know a mcds big breakfast has 27g of protein in.
     
  8. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    I love big breakfasts <3

    The above has 110cal and 0.9g fat though, what does Maccies have?!?!
     
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    I ignored that bit <3
     
  10. -Marc-

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    After going to the gym on my own for nearly 6 months because of lame friends who always flake, I've started going with another guy I know and could really push on the bench again. Haven't lifted more than 100kg for all that time but had a heavy session today (well heavy to me).

    10x60kg
    10x90kg
    5x100kg
    5x110kg
    2x120kg

    Was pretty happy with that. It would seem that having a break from heavy bench for a while has really helped me improve.
     
  11. markturbo

    markturbo Tarmac scrapper

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    Good work mate, does help having a descent training mate :)

    Hada good shoulder day today, normally do 5x5 on viking press but did 3x5 instead, was good doing heavy shit lol :)

    Still struggling with arm pain, so haven't been doing arms, having to work around it during back too :(
     
  12. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Stong! Flat/incline/decline?
     
  13. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Solution for stopping your knees going inwards towards failure when squatting anyone?
    Or does it happens to "everyone"?
     
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    Someone might come along with a better solution but try and perfect the form on a lighter weight and slowly increase it again. Getting form right is more important than how much you're lifting.

    Not posted on the forum for ages but never noticed this thread and quite keen on fitness, I tend to do mostly; bodyweight exercises, high intensity interval, cross country runs and using the elements to try demolish myself. Got a good training partner and use each other for carries and drags which kills the legs off. I've signed back up to a decent gym again to get back on the weights after 2 years to improve strength and I've developed an obsession with squats. I try and have a good balance with every aspect of fitness and have no intention of becoming massive or twig like and not too fussed with aesthetics either, just purely functional as there's nothing better than surprising people with how fit you are.

    Going to keep an eye on here for good tips and hopefully help where I can
     
  15. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    ^ My knees only move inwards when I'm nearing failure and with 140+ KG.
    Like my 40th and onwards rep.
     
  16. DPS

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    Ah I read it as they were just doing it anyway. Not really any suggestions there then as mine do the same when at failure haha, sorry.
     
  17. el_bandido

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    That sounds a lot like how I used to train when I was kickboxing.

    Right, I'm on day 3 of a HIIT circuit I put together and I'm fucking knackered. Definitely feeling better already though, had that endorphins rush for 3 days straight now.

    Basically, 20 minute session of this:

    3 minute warmup
    60 second burpee with chest to floor pressup and knees up jump
    60 second alternate knees up
    60 second star jumps (bit of a rest period)
    20 second rest
    repeat above with 50 second, 40 seconds etc until death. Day 1 was a chunderstorm in the sink.

    After that some skill work, L sit, handstand etc. Been doing a good core exercise, basically 5 sets of reps until failure of the following:

    Hanging leg raise into knees to elbows, back to leg raise position and down, chin up. = 1 rep

    edit: Maximum effort plank hold, up to about 7 minutes now

    I'm aching like a motherfucker today but it feels good.
     
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  18. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Yeah I think it's just things going as you get tired, seen some huge dudes online with the same thing happening, but not as much as mine do.
     
  19. DPS

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    I think unless your knees are knocking together it's a given when going to fail. Just shows everyone else around you they've not done enough haha.
     
  20. Jason

    Jason Nurse?

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    Kam, it's basically cos your inside leg muscle is stronger than the outside. Do leg raises with your toes pointed in to strengthen the outside. X
     

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