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Maybe this is for the Rant thread:

Why do gyms put the heaviest dumbells, kettlebells on the lowest shelf in the corner. Its always a task getting him home correctly.

Put the 1k ones in the corner and the big lads on the easily accessible top shelf in the middle.

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1 minute ago, MattSantos said:

Maybe this is for the Rant thread:

Why do gyms put the heaviest dumbells, kettlebells on the lowest shelf in the corner. Its always a task getting him home correctly.

Put the 1k ones in the corner and the big lads on the easily accessible top shelf in the middle.

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Because most GloboGyms don't expect people to use the heavy ones?  Gets some 1Kgs for toning. 

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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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10 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Day 2 done! I even ran* the last 100m or so. Not much I know but, for a 21st, 48 year old, I'm pleased. Maybe the last 200m tomorrow. 

*OK, jogged but it was faster than walking. 

That is the equivalent to me running 100m while carrying eight stone in weight. That is good going, and if it pushed your limits, then it is a success.

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2 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

That is the equivalent to me running 100m while carrying eight stone in weight. That is good going, and if it pushed your limits, then it is a success.

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1 hour ago, Bob8 said:

That is the equivalent to me running 100m while carrying eight stone in weight. That is good going, and if it pushed your limits, then it is a success.

When I was on the Swindon Town Fat Club, at the half way point of the course the leaders brought in some bags of sand. You then had to carry the bag that match your weight loss up the stands. It was a real eye opener on how much unnecessary weight I'm actually carrying. 

Thanks for starting this thread Bob. It's the "competition" that will help keep me going. If I miss a day or two then I'll be  expecting you lot to write "Oi fat man! Get your sorry a**e out that door!" Or some other kind encouraging words. ?

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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Day 2 done! I even ran* the last 100m or so. Not much I know but, for a 21st, 48 year old, I'm pleased. Maybe the last 200m tomorrow. 

*OK, jogged but it was faster than walking. 

*makes careful notes*

Aged 48, lives in Swindon, surname Rhino.

I reckon if I keep being nice on this thread I can clean out a few bank accounts by Easter.

And nice work.

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The Half Marathon training thing said today I should do something called fartlek but as that sounded rude I thought I'd just play around with different speeds during the run.

Hastings seafront is, I can thus confirm, 8.8k on a 'from Rock-a-nore to the Old Bathing Pool and back' basis.

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4 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

The Half Marathon training thing said today I should do something called fartlek but as that sounded rude I thought I'd just play around with different speeds during the run.

Hastings seafront is, I can thus confirm, 8.8k on a 'from Rock-a-nore to the Old Bathing Pool and back' basis.

That's been about for years and I remember doing it 20+ years ago. Its basically just mixing up your running with faster and slower speeds which as you did that anyway I suspect you knew. One simple example would simply be sprinting (or running at a faster pace) between lampposts then slowing the pace between the next lampposts and sprinting again between the next lampposts (or whenever you are comfortable again to do so). It is very good for seeing gains and lifting you out of that comfort zone, which you sometimes get with just jogging at a steady pace.

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5 minutes ago, Damien said:

That's been about for years and I remember doing it 20+ years ago. Its basically just mixing up your running with faster and slower speeds which as you did that anyway I suspect you knew. One simple example would simply be sprinting (or running at a faster pace) between lampposts then slowing the pace between the next lampposts and sprinting again between the next lampposts (or whenever you are comfortable again to do so). It is very good for seeing gains and lifting you out of that comfort zone, which you sometimes get with just jogging at a steady pace.

Yes, it was my funny joke. And also because I mentioned the word to Tiny Ginger a few weeks ago and I’m not entirely sure he’s stopped laughing.


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3 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Yes, it was my funny joke. And also because I mentioned the word to Tiny Ginger a few weeks ago and I’m not entirely sure he’s stopped laughing.

It is very good though but also very difficult depending how much you push yourself.

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50 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

When I was on the Swindon Town Fat Club, at the half way point of the course the leaders brought in some bags of sand. You then had to carry the bag that match your weight loss up the stands. It was a real eye opener on how much unnecessary weight I'm actually carrying. 

Thanks for starting this thread Bob. It's the "competition" that will help keep me going. If I miss a day or two then I'll be  expecting you lot to write "Oi fat man! Get your sorry a**e out that door!" Or some other kind encouraging words. ?

Whilst hiking in the Himalaya in 2014, our main kit bag was only allowed to be 10kgs, a yak would carry 3 of these.  It was sobering to realise I had lost 3 of those bags worth in weight.  

I have now put 4 bags back on mind you...

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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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I actually thought this on Saturday when I was training as I want to lost about 2 stone (about 15kgs or so) when I was picking up a 15 kg weight. That is the amount of extra weight I am carrying about and then some, for no good reason, and its certainly not good for an already bad knee.

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35 minutes ago, Damien said:

It is very good though but also very difficult depending how much you push yourself.

Yes. It was interesting thing to do. Not really done it properly before. I also don’t have a watch for time and distance whilst running so trying to make judgements in my head may not be the best way.


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So from today I'm back to behaving. Nothing extreme, just more running/gym (within physio guidelines) and no booze, chocolate, chocolate etc etc. food wise, Breakfast, Dinner, Tea and that's it (please, no arguments about lunch/dinner)

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Done my weights for today and still sticking to just breakfast, dinner and tea with all the rubbish outside this cut out. No bread either. Going well so far.

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fit does not equal healthy, but running equals endless knee problems 

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Thus far today:

30,000 steps (not too bad for someone doing a sedentary desk job)

2 X 10 press ups

2 X 10 sit ups

2.5 miles bike ride 

Not that great compared to some, but much better than I was doing 2 weeks ago (i.e. feck all).

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20 minutes ago, Griff9of13 said:

Thus far today:

30,000 steps (not too bad for someone doing a sedentary desk job)

2 X 10 press ups

2 X 10 sit ups

2.5 miles bike ride 

Not that great compared to some, but much better than I was doing 2 weeks ago (i.e. feck all).

That is a big success. 

Went to boxing training for an hour and a half. But, it was rather lackadaisical and my muscles are not as worn nor am I as knackered as I should be. 


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6 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

That is a big success. 

Went to boxing training for an hour and a half. But, it was rather lackadaisical and my muscles are not as worn nor am I as knackered as I should be. 

Thanks.

I'd hold your verdict on how your muscles feel for 24 hours. I've found as I've got older these things get you later!

I've also found, because of that, that it's best to start anything a bit under what you think you're capable of for the first session or two and then step it up once you have some knowledge of how it's going to affect you. That way you don't over do it and crash and burn.

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3 minutes ago, Griff9of13 said:

Thanks.

I'd hold your verdict on how your muscles feel for 24 hours. I've found as I've got older these things get you later!

I've also found, because of that, that it's best to start anything a bit under what you think you're capable of for the first session or two and then step it up once you have some knowledge of how it's going to affect you. That way you don't over do it and crash and burn.

Good point, but I am not that new to it - only new to this gym. I was expecting more as I was bumped up into the “training for fights” class. 

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12 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

Good point, but I am not that new to it - only new to this gym. I was expecting more as I was bumped up into the “training for fights” class. 

I assume you'll be Danish national champion within the fortnight.


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3 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

I assume you'll be Danish national champion within the fortnight.

I might need to make my own belt up. I will ask the missus to help. 


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Just now, Bob8 said:

I might need to make my own belt up. I will ask the missus to help. 

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12441 Steps so far today.

3.24 mile walk at work (12 laps of 0.27!)

34.17 miles walked for the month.  That's deliberate walks, not every step taken (walking to shops, etc are not counted).

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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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