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  1. #661
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by ClemmonsDevil View Post
    Excellent! I do a lot of heavy bag work. Boxing is a crazy good workout. Cardio disguised as strength.
    That's a really good reminder. I have a heavy bag and gloves but don't use them much. Technically I bought them for my daughters but I use the bag from time to time. Might be time to add it back in.

    Been back in a gym lifting for a few weeks. Really enjoy lifting again.

  2. #662
    Quote Originally Posted by elvis14 View Post
    That's a really good reminder. I have a heavy bag and gloves but don't use them much. Technically I bought them for my daughters but I use the bag from time to time. Might be time to add it back in.

    Been back in a gym lifting for a few weeks. Really enjoy lifting again.
    I usually ask Siri to set a timer for 3 minutes. I hit the bag for 3 minutes and then set a one minute break. Rinse and repeat 3 to 5 times. If you go hard for those 3 minutes, you'll be spent after 5 rounds.

  3. #663
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outside Philly
    Feeling pretty froggy. Made it to the pool 3 times this week.

  4. #664
    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    Had a great morning workout today, but not before arguing with myself about getting up for like 20 minutes.

    Anybody got any helpful hints on how to more easily win those arguments?
    This probably isnt helpful but for some reason it has stuck with me. I read awhile ago that Dwayne the Rock always goes to the gym but he doesn't always work out. No matter what, he gets ready, drives all the way to the gym, grabs the handle of the door and at that moment he decides if he wants to work out. If he still doesn't feel like doing it then he simply turns around and drives home. Obviously there are some flaws but I have found it helps my motivation.

  5. #665
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by thedukeman View Post
    This probably isnt helpful but for some reason it has stuck with me. I read awhile ago that Dwayne the Rock always goes to the gym but he doesn't always work out. No matter what, he gets ready, drives all the way to the gym, grabs the handle of the door and at that moment he decides if he wants to work out. If he still doesn't feel like doing it then he simply turns around and drives home. Obviously there are some flaws but I have found it helps my motivation.
    The easy days are the ones where you are up for it, get to the gym (or wherever you workout) and get after it. To me, however, the days that make a difference are the days where you're not really up for it but workout anyway. Today's a perfect example for me. I wasn't really up for the workout. Went anyway, did 25 minutes on a treadmill...mostly walking (I usually do intervals). Then I did 1 back exercise (assisted chins) and some curls and I left. Taken out of context, a pretty lame workout. But in the context of "I really didn't want to go but I went anyway" it's a great workout and it's days like this that I feel make a big difference in the long run.

  6. #666
    Quote Originally Posted by elvis14 View Post
    The easy days are the ones where you are up for it, get to the gym (or wherever you workout) and get after it. To me, however, the days that make a difference are the days where you're not really up for it but workout anyway. Today's a perfect example for me. I wasn't really up for the workout. Went anyway, did 25 minutes on a treadmill...mostly walking (I usually do intervals). Then I did 1 back exercise (assisted chins) and some curls and I left. Taken out of context, a pretty lame workout. But in the context of "I really didn't want to go but I went anyway" it's a great workout and it's days like this that I feel make a big difference in the long run.
    Perfect. Exactly.

  7. #667
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Finished my first marathon yesterday morning. 2:42:43. Quads are absolutely shot today.

  8. #668
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outside Philly
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    Finished my first marathon yesterday morning. 2:42:43. Quads are absolutely shot today.
    Congratulations!

  9. #669
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    Finished my first marathon yesterday morning. 2:42:43. Quads are absolutely shot today.
    That's an amazing time. Well done!

  10. #670
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    Finished my first marathon yesterday morning. 2:42:43. Quads are absolutely shot today.
    Amazing!

  11. #671
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    Finished my first marathon yesterday morning. 2:42:43. Quads are absolutely shot today.
    Impressive, well done!

  12. #672
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Congrats, luburch! That's amazing, and something I will never accomplish.

    My current goals are far more modest: I want to get my 5k time back down. In the before times, I was down to where my standard morning runs were between 23 and 24 minutes, with a PB of 22:01.
    Right now, I'm still very much earning my way back after Covid interruptions, vacation, etc. Today I ran a 26:25 5k, which is not horrible and represents recent progress, but I want to get those last 3 minutes shaved back off (and then ideally keep pushing lower).
    I've read that one or two sessions per week with sprint intervals of about 200m each can help build muscle strength and improve speed in longer runs, so I'm going to try that out soon.
    Anybody got any other recommendations?

  13. #673
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    Congrats, luburch! That's amazing, and something I will never accomplish.

    My current goals are far more modest: I want to get my 5k time back down. In the before times, I was down to where my standard morning runs were between 23 and 24 minutes, with a PB of 22:01.
    Right now, I'm still very much earning my way back after Covid interruptions, vacation, etc. Today I ran a 26:25 5k, which is not horrible and represents recent progress, but I want to get those last 3 minutes shaved back off (and then ideally keep pushing lower).
    I've read that one or two sessions per week with sprint intervals of about 200m each can help build muscle strength and improve speed in longer runs, so I'm going to try that out soon.
    Anybody got any other recommendations?
    Get motivated:

    https://www.active.com/atlanta-ga/ru...3-834768568B7A
    Hard at work making beautiful things.

  14. #674
    Quote Originally Posted by Edouble View Post
    Go get em!

  15. #675
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outside Philly
    I got a pork loin I plan on fitness mouth later.

  16. #676
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by Edouble View Post
    I registered on Sunday! Will you be running? We should drink a beer afterward.

  17. #677
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    I registered on Sunday! Will you be running? We should drink a beer afterward.
    Nice, I may or may not run it depending on my plantar fasciitis. It has been a thorn in my side all year. Beer for sure if I end up running it. I will register just to get the shirt though, and give my number away if I don't run it.
    Hard at work making beautiful things.

  18. #678
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    Finished my first marathon yesterday morning. 2:42:43. Quads are absolutely shot today.
    Great time! Got me beat by 22 minutes! Which did you do? Will you do Boston now? Thatís the best event of any Iíve done. Big Sur is the most beautiful course.

  19. #679
    I have done pushups in 20 states, Washington DC and Canada since January.

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