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Thursday was generic fighting, Friday was an hour of boxing, then light sparring today.

Boxing tomorrow.

I do not think I can get much fitter.

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Thursday was acceleration and rugby. Friday was lower body gym. Today was agility, upper body and fitness, and tomorrow is max speed and lower body. Feeling like im making good progress at the minute! Testing the week after next should be interesting. 

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Having largely given up for most of the year, signed up for a virtual Hadrian's Wall challenge yesterday, 90 miles to walk/run, they suggested doing it over 12 weeks to get started, but opted for 5 weeks to make it more of a challenge.

Thinking of doing Lands End to John o Groats for the next one, slightly more challenging at 1083.8 miles!

Costs 25 quid a challenge, but I need the financial buy in, even if its only small investment for motivation!

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30 minutes ago, shrek said:

Having largely given up for most of the year, signed up for a virtual Hadrian's Wall challenge yesterday, 90 miles to walk/run, they suggested doing it over 12 weeks to get started, but opted for 5 weeks to make it more of a challenge.

Thinking of doing Lands End to John o Groats for the next one, slightly more challenging at 1083.8 miles!

Costs 25 quid a challenge, but I need the financial buy in, even if its only small investment for motivation!

Whatever you find works!

Good luck

 

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On 27/10/2019 at 19:31, Bob8 said:

Whatever you find works!

Good luck

 

Hi Bob and everyone.

Last week at the gym I had muscular pain after the gym and the gp referred me to the physio next week. 

He said try to do some stretching exercises for hips and lower back. 

I've looked online but I'm not sure which ones to do. 

I don't know if you or anyone are familiar with these please?

I weighed 72.5 which is ideal for me but the Dr said just do the stretching exercises for now and no gym.

 

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2 minutes ago, Niels said:

Hi Bob and everyone.

Last week at the gym I had muscular pain after the gym and the gp referred me to the physio next week. 

He said try to do some stretching exercises for hips and lower back. 

I've looked online but I'm not sure which ones to do. 

I don't know if you or anyone are familiar with these please?

I weighed 72.5 which is ideal for me but the Dr said just do the stretching exercises for now and no gym.

 

Youtube. Hasfit lower back. 

10 mins stretching and 10 mins strengthening. 

Trust me

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13 minutes ago, Niels said:

Hi Bob and everyone.

Last week at the gym I had muscular pain after the gym and the gp referred me to the physio next week. 

He said try to do some stretching exercises for hips and lower back. 

I've looked online but I'm not sure which ones to do. 

I don't know if you or anyone are familiar with these please?

I weighed 72.5 which is ideal for me but the Dr said just do the stretching exercises for now and no gym.

 

 

11 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

Youtube. Hasfit lower back. 

10 mins stretching and 10 mins strengthening. 

Trust me

Sounds good. Plenty of yoga videos for that too. 

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15 minutes ago, Niels said:

Hi Bob and everyone.

Last week at the gym I had muscular pain after the gym and the gp referred me to the physio next week. 

He said try to do some stretching exercises for hips and lower back. 

I've looked online but I'm not sure which ones to do. 

I don't know if you or anyone are familiar with these please?

I weighed 72.5 which is ideal for me but the Dr said just do the stretching exercises for now and no gym.

 

When I have had lower back issues, often it has been my hamstrings at fault so it's worth looking to stretch those too. 

Cat & Cow stretch have also helped me with lower back issues by improving my ability to flex and extend my spine, sometimes muscular pain isn't tightness or weakness as much as poor movement quality - 

 

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I did the exercises thanks. 

I ignored doctor's advice and went to the gym, though I reduced the time and weights.

It seems to have been ok.

71.67 today.

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Beckley 10k today.

Apparently it is "hilly". I've found the Strava detail. I'm going with "WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY".

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10 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Beckley 10k today.

Apparently it is "hilly". I've found the Strava detail. I'm going with "WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY".

And, to my slight surprise, I really enjoyed that. Even the hills that hurt.

Made it round in 57:36 which was good enough for 96th place out of 185. Surrounded by serious runners though so pleased with all that.

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146.8 today.  Going the wrong way too quickly!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Did parkrun #245 yesterday as a pacer (32 minutes) at my home run, then did a gentle 5 miles today.

Still at 77kg which is too much but manageable.

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On 03/11/2019 at 20:27, tim2 said:

Did parkrun #245 yesterday as a pacer (32 minutes) at my home run, then did a gentle 5 miles today.

Still at 77kg which is too much but manageable.

I finally did my first ever Parkrun on Saturday in Edinburgh. Very enjoyable, 33.5 minutes so very much plodding but I achieved my goal of jogging the whole way round.

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Date Shadow Matt Santos Bedford Roughyed tim2 Saint 1 Canabull Niels
16-Sep 87.9 114 142.8     80.92 TBA
04-Oct 87.2 tba 142.6     tba 71.67
11-Oct 86.8 `+3 stone 143.5     77.33 72.58
19-Oct 87.2 118 144.3     TBA 71.22
06-Nov 87.1 117 146.8 77 80 TBA 71.67
               
loss/gain -0.1

-1

2.5 0 0 TBA 0.45
               
Overall Change -6.4 3 -9.7 1 -2 TBA -0.9

 

Apologies for the delay, i wanted to make sure I reversed my weight gain before I posted :kolobok_biggrin:

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Bench and chin up are both up 12kg or so in the last 8 weeks, both still disproportionately weak compared to lower body! Hit 85kg on bench and +20kg pull up.

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On 03/11/2019 at 19:22, Saint 1 said:

145kg squat today at 80kg, after legs Friday, fitness Saturday and sprints earlier. Pleased with that, probably have another 5-10kg when fresh.

When you said this was the 80Kg a weight you lifted or your weight? I nearly put you in the spreadsheet at 145Kg :kolobok_biggrin:

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1 hour ago, Shadow said:

When you said this was the 80Kg a weight you lifted or your weight? I nearly put you in the spreadsheet at 145Kg :kolobok_biggrin:

145kg squat at 80kg bodyweight. 145kg bodyweight would have made my weight loss for next week very impressive though!

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Apologies, been a bit MIA this last little while.  Was at 169.5lbs for the first TBA on @Shadow's list and 168.8lbs on this weeks weigh in.

Started back at the gym with light weights a couple of weeks ago and slowly working my way up on running; did 800m in one go last week which is longest I've run in over a decade, then blew the calf in the bad leg a couple of days later.  I was oddly pleased with being able to work a muscle hard enough to pull it!  😁 Still a lot of imbalance there with the other side which I'm at the physio working to rehab what's left and keep the atrophy to a minimum.  Was ###### off with not being able to run so took out that frustration at the pool and did my quickest on 40 lengths at 35 minutes! 🤣  That's ten minutes down on when I started swimming again.

Getting fitted for a new brace in the coming weeks, custom made in carbon fibre which should replicate at least some of the energy return that's missing from not being able put the Achilles on the bad side to use.  Leg and foot cast was made last week, more gait analysis on Monday.

Sometimes I still get upset about what I can't do compared to what I used to, but then look at how far I've come this year: Over 60lbs off and staying off, running at all when I could barely walk 2 km this time last year, signing up for 5k's and half marathon walks and just signed up for my first mud run next May.

Mental year!

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3 hours ago, CanaBull said:

Apologies, been a bit MIA this last little while.  Was at 169.5lbs for the first TBA on @Shadow's list and 168.8lbs on this weeks weigh in.

Started back at the gym with light weights a couple of weeks ago and slowly working my way up on running; did 800m in one go last week which is longest I've run in over a decade, then blew the calf in the bad leg a couple of days later.  I was oddly pleased with being able to work a muscle hard enough to pull it!  😁 Still a lot of imbalance there with the other side which I'm at the physio working to rehab what's left and keep the atrophy to a minimum.  Was ###### off with not being able to run so took out that frustration at the pool and did my quickest on 40 lengths at 35 minutes! 🤣  That's ten minutes down on when I started swimming again.

Getting fitted for a new brace in the coming weeks, custom made in carbon fibre which should replicate at least some of the energy return that's missing from not being able put the Achilles on the bad side to use.  Leg and foot cast was made last week, more gait analysis on Monday.

Sometimes I still get upset about what I can't do compared to what I used to, but then look at how far I've come this year: Over 60lbs off and staying off, running at all when I could barely walk 2 km this time last year, signing up for 5k's and half marathon walks and just signed up for my first mud run next May.

Mental year!

Superb!

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New job started this week, and I now do a 9-5 with commute.  Still, I'm doing 7-8000 steps a day just walking to the station/tube etc.  After this settling week I might start seeing what I can fit in.  

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Date Shadow Matt Santos Bedford Roughyed tim2 Saint 1 Canabull Niels
16-Sep 87.9 114 142.8     80.92 TBA
04-Oct 87.2 tba 142.6     tba 71.67
11-Oct 86.8 `+3 stone 143.5     77.33 72.58
19-Oct 87.2 118 144.3     77.05 71.22
06-Nov 87.1 TBA 146.8 77 80 76.73 71.67
               
loss/gain -0.1 TBA 2.5 0 0 -0.32 0.45
               
Overall Change -6.4 TBA -9.7 1 -2 -22.15 -0.9

 

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