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9 hours ago, MattSantos said:

Strenghthen my core through movement i suppose. Increased flexibility in the hip and hammy as well maybe

I'd be more inclined to pursue those things independently through things like gym and mobility work. If your back isn't robust enough for those exercise modalities, I would expect adding greater load (and more chaotic load) through a combat sport is more likely to magnify issues rather than resolve them.

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15 minutes ago, Saint 1 said:

I'd be more inclined to pursue those things independently through things like gym and mobility work. If your back isn't robust enough for those exercise modalities, I would expect adding greater load (and more chaotic load) through a combat sport is more likely to magnify issues rather than resolve them.

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As we have reduced to Niels, Canabull, Bedford Roughyed and me being the only regular posters of our weight I will be mothballing the spreadsheet with immediate effect, unless there's a sudden clamour of "No Shadow, don't do it"

If there's a will amongst the gang I'll start a new one in January to review our new years resoultions.

I've found it a great help having a regular review of my BMI and weight and I've been particularly impressed with the efforts from Bedford losing 11Kg or in old money 1Stone 10.2lbs  / 24.2 lbs and Canabull shedding an incredible 23.13Kg in 10months 3Stone 8.7lbs or nearly 51lbs. 

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I'll be having a thunk about my weight in the new year. Most of the second half of the year has been spent just being sensible about movement and the like after the farce of The Pain.

Well done to everyone who stuck with it.

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165.2lbs this week, seeming to stay in a reasonable range between 164 & 168 for the last while.  Was a little weirdly 'light' for a time but getting used to it.  Ran (jogged) 2km earlier this week, which considering the old kit longest distance was 800m, was an awesome milestone for me.  Last night I got my 1km in the pool down from 29 minutes to 26m45s.

Fitness and stamina slowly coming up which is really satisfying.

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Will be good to start again in the New Year, lets face it, we will all be doing those resolutions!

145.6kgs this week by the way ?

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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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And as we’re coming up to year end, I’m going to shamelessly toot my own horn as I’m damn proud of what I’ve achieved this year as far as getting my weight down, resetting my relations with food and hopefully for good as well.

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10 hours ago, CanaBull said:

And as we’re coming up to year end, I’m going to shamelessly toot my own horn as I’m damn proud of what I’ve achieved this year as far as getting my weight down, resetting my relations with food and hopefully for good as well.

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That is what weight loss looks like!

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8 hours ago, Bob8 said:

That is what weight loss looks like!

I'm going up at the moment Bob.

Waist size still ok and I go to the gym to try to distribute it.

74.39 for Shadow please.

 

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12 hours ago, Niels said:

I'm going up at the moment Bob.

Waist size still ok and I go to the gym to try to distribute it.

74.39 for Shadow please.

I am back at the gym after having a couple of bugs. It was hard work.

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I had a yoke carry session this morning.

That piece of equipment seems to work nearly every part of my body.

I’m utterly exhausted now.

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21 hours ago, Copa said:

I had a yoke carry session this morning.

That piece of equipment seems to work nearly every part of my body.

I’m utterly exhausted now.

I successfully carried no fewer than twelve yokes yesterday...back from the supermarket...and the egg whites surrounding them!

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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

I successfully carried no fewer than twelve yokes yesterday...back from the supermarket...and the egg whites surrounding them!

You fitness fanatics and your egg-white omelettes!

Back in training now. I was OK on Friday, terrible in sparring on Sunday and dragged myself through the boxing training on Sunday. Not feeling 100%.


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71.67 yesterday at the gym please Shadow. 

I had eaten less this week so back to the weight I like. 

Thanks for all your hard work Shadow over the year and for everyone else for their encouragement. 

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Well, after The Pain, I'm pleased to say I hit my revised target of 700km in the year yesterday. Strava now showing 700.1k which pleases me greatly.

I have the Hastings Half Marathon in March as a target for next year and we'll see how things feel after that.

My weight is still far too tubbysome - checking the start of the thread, I see I am 2lbs lighter than the start of the year but I think that's a margin of error change rather than anything else. I need to sort that out.

All in all, could be a lot worse, could be a bit better. But at least I'm still out there running.

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Date Shadow Matt Santos Bedford Roughyed Canabull Niels
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 145.8 76.73 71.67
18-Nov 86.2 117 145.5 75.75 TBA
23-Dec 86.1 118 145.6 74.93 71.67
           
loss/gain -0.1 1 0.1 -0.82 0
           
Overall Change -7.4 2 -10.9 -23.95 -0.9

Last one of the year

Seriously well done Canabull, that's a significant weightloss. You must be feeling so much better in so many ways.

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Thanks guys, much appreciated!  This is me back in 2013 when the Wolverines beat the Tomahawks to win the Colonial Cup that year versus a couple of weeks ago.  Yes it's been no mean feat, had to dig into the mental reserves a lot but came down to disciplined choices at the end of the day.  No hacks, no shortcuts, just grinding the work out.

Was in at the gym on Boxing Day, sort of ###### off (a mate ended up in the pysch ward over Christmas week, long story) ended up doing 2.2km run which was 200m longer than my previous best.  Head was still going after doing weights so went back onto the track and ended up doing a full 3km.  Nice to be over halfway to my 5km 2020 goal before 2020 even gets here! LOL

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I'll start up a new weight chart from tomorrow and will try to update it every friday, if you want to be in it can you post a starting figure sometime between now and 9am tomorrow.

@MattSantos  @gingerjon  @Moose  @Bob8 @tim2 @Saint 1 @CanaBull @Niels @Bedford Roughyed  @Wiltshire Rhino 

were the runners and riders from last year.

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14 minutes ago, Shadow said:

I'll start up a new weight chart from tomorrow and will try to update it every friday, if you want to be in it can you post a starting figure sometime between now and 9am tomorrow.

@MattSantos  @gingerjon  @Moose  @Bob8 @tim2 @Saint 1 @CanaBull @Niels @Bedford Roughyed  @Wiltshire Rhino 

were the runners and riders from last year.

79.3 kg

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54 minutes ago, Shadow said:

I'll start up a new weight chart from tomorrow and will try to update it every friday, if you want to be in it can you post a starting figure sometime between now and 9am tomorrow.

@MattSantos  @gingerjon  @Moose  @Bob8 @tim2 @Saint 1 @CanaBull @Niels @Bedford Roughyed  @Wiltshire Rhino 

were the runners and riders from last year.

Count me in please.

17 Stone (108kg)

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