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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:34 pm

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:39 pm

RIP

20 year old bodybuilder that I knew from various lifting boards pronounced dead in a hospital last night

it wouldn't surprise me if it comes out he was abusing DNP or other various substances and mixed them with drinking last night

Kid was fitness model-esque shredded, people would murder for his genetics and physique....

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:52 am

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:40 pm

Kinesio tape. Yay, or nay?

My chiro has been taping my shoulder and calf (had that terrible knot addressed today; I've had broken bones that hurt less than that deep tissue work), and I have to say it's either psychosomatic or the stuff actually works. Between KT Tape and Rocktape I seem to like Rocktape better; the adhesive is way stronger, so even tho KT seems to stretch a bit more it won't hold as long or as well.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:26 pm

I used it for GoRuck and it worked great until it came off. Most people aren't doing that kind of activity though.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:59 pm

yay for me. I used the KT tape for some ankle pain. worked good for me. :)
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 pm

What are the secrets of an inexpensive gym membership?

The girl I'm dating wants to join one in the east end - so that would be LA Fitness in Bakery Square, Fitness Factory on S Highland, or Shadyside X on Walnut. Any that I'm missing? Given that LA Fitness is a huge chain I thought I'd be able to find some promo codes online or something.

I usually just jog and lift dumbells at home, but I'd join with her at a bogo rate.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:25 pm

I think fitness factory is the only you'd get a reasonable rate at, but they probably want much more $$ up front.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:50 pm

Is there a planet fitness up there? It's like $10 a month down here.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:59 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Is there a planet fitness up there? It's like $10 a month down here.


There are a few in the suburbs but none anywhere around me. I miss living on the South Side and working out in that roidhead trailer on Wharton Street that never seemed to remember to bill me.

I can get some kind of discount rate at Fitness Factory through my health insurance - but theres no discount. Just additional fees :evil: Either way its around $300 for the year, the work program just tacks on additional enrollment fees. And that doesn't help her either.

I feel like I've seen deals for you and a buddy to sign up and get one free, or get one half off. Not seeing anything like that online though.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:24 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Is there a planet fitness up there? It's like $10 a month down here.


at PF you can do the Black Card for $20 which gives you a free guest any time, access to the hydromassage beds (love'em!) and access to any PF in the country.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:34 am

Just incase anyone was wondering if they even lift.

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby GJ on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:46 pm

I ran my 100th marathon last Sunday.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:06 pm

GJ wrote:I ran my 100th marathon last Sunday.


Congrats. And ugh. I've never had a desire to run anything longer than 5 miles.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:18 pm

GJ wrote:I ran my 100th marathon last Sunday.


I'll probably never see my first one. :(

I'm usually content doing 5ks and probably even enjoy 10ks more than the 5's. I start doing the longer races last year, ones that are longer than the 10k but not quite a half-marathon and those really knock me down for a day or so. I couldn't imagine going 26 miles on foot. I'm not getting any younger and I'm sure my knees aren't getting in better shape.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:07 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:
GJ wrote:I ran my 100th marathon last Sunday.


Congrats. And ugh. I've never had a desire to run anything longer than 5 miles.


fixed it for me.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:09 am

I try to avoid running and just make sure when i'm at the gym I keep my heart rate elevated nonstop for 20-30 minutes. My knees don't like running, which sucks because I do like it. I've never had interest in running more than 5 or so miles either though and really never more than 5k. That was what I worked up to last year when I was running and then was just working on getting down to a 20 minute 5k. I think I got it down to like 21:30 or so as my best time before I got out of it. Marathon running has to do harm to your body.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:28 am

Lately I've really been trying to focus more on HIIT, since I've really been getting in a regimented lifting schedule. Like Wednesday for example, I only worked out for like 13 minutes, but during that time I sustained something like a 7:40 mile pace. I was doing 1:15 jog, :45 all-out sprint. By the end of those 13 minutes, I was sucking wind hard, it's definitely a whole different beast.

I40, I'll probably never run a marathon for that exact reason. Obviously there are people that run a ton of them (congrats GJ), but there is clear, documented evidence that they actually destroy your heart tissue, as well as have other debilitating effects. I also have a family history of cardiac events, so I'd rather not risk it. I'll do up to a half-marathon and that's about it.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby GJ on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:53 am

shafnutz05 wrote:I40, I'll probably never run a marathon for that exact reason. Obviously there are people that run a ton of them (congrats GJ), but there is clear, documented evidence that they actually destroy your heart tissue, as well as have other debilitating effects. I also have a family history of cardiac events, so I'd rather not risk it. I'll do up to a half-marathon and that's about it.

The type of form you use for running makes a huge difference. I'm a Pose runner. But whatever distance you run, have fun with it. It's just running. Nice article on some little known marathon dangers... :wink:
http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/7-surpr ... age=single
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:00 am

GJ wrote:The type of form you use for running makes a huge difference. I'm a Pose runner. But whatever distance you run, have fun with it. It's just running. Nice article on some little known marathon dangers... :wink:
http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/7-surpr ... age=single


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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:58 am

What are the expert opinions on the elliptical?

I've never used one much before. I ran on it for 60 minutes yesterday with my heart rate around 150. Wasn't too tiring, but the machine seemed to think I was burning about 100 calories every 10 minutes.

I could dig that - I could rewatch all of 24 on this thing leading up to the new season.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby pensfan1989 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:42 am

Ran 6 miles on the treadmill yesterday. Decided to do the Pittsburgh Half in May. Can't wait.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby dodint on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:45 am

I'm tall, and the geometry of the elliptical just doesn't work for me. It wrecks my calves and is half the workout of real running. I burn 200/cal a mile which I can cover in about 8 minutes, so 500/cal in the same time it'd take to burn 200 on the elliptical. If I need something low impact I'd just bike, skate, or swim.

Wife loves the elliptical, and she's a marathoner, but she's 10" shorter than me. YMMV.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Grunthy on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:48 am

The calorie counter on an elliptical is off. You might burn 60 % of what it is telling you.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Grunthy wrote:The calorie counter on an elliptical is off. You might burn 60 % of what it is telling you.


I always wondered how accurate these measurements are on all equipment.

It was definitely not very tiring. I often do a 2 mile loop around Shadyside in around 15 minutes (Negley to Highland, Baum to 5th) and am breathing pretty heavily at the end. This was a cakewalk.

If I jog straight up Center Ave from my office to my home 3.7ish miles away I burn roughly 500 calories in 35 minutes (according to my cellphone).
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