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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:59 am

how long for the pull ups?

I would do some weighted ones, strap a 25 pound weight on and see how many you can do.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:01 pm

Pull-ups are definitely my weak point. I've gotten to be a pretty quick runner (not fast, but I can do a 26 minute 5k or so). Still a good ways off for the pullups though.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:10 pm

Troy Loney wrote:how long for the pull ups?

I would do some weighted ones, strap a 25 pound weight on and see how many you can do.


No real time limit. I can only do 1 right now. Lol. Real.pull ups too. Chest to bar. If I fail I fail. I'm not looking to be a full time employee for.at least another year. I've got plenty of time to get there.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:57 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I have to pass a.PFT sometime in January to remain employed at SoldierFit. 16 minute 2 mile, 46 pushups in 2 min, 75 sit ups In 2 min, 12 pull ups. The only thing I don't think I'll be able to do in 30-45 days are the pull ups. Starting Interval run training Thursday.


How are you with the run? I spent my Navy career at 5'10", roughly 200 lbs., passing bodyfat measurements by the skin of my teeth, but was consistently able to outrun 95% of the people I was with, with a run time around 9 minutes for a 1.5 mile run. The main thing I always told people was to focus on their breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth, big deep breathes. Don't pant. Don't breath instride. Don't take short, quick breathes. Let your legs run, focus on how you breath when you run. It helped me immensely when it came to improving my run times.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:59 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I have to pass a.PFT sometime in January to remain employed at SoldierFit. 16 minute 2 mile, 46 pushups in 2 min, 75 sit ups In 2 min, 12 pull ups. The only thing I don't think I'll be able to do in 30-45 days are the pull ups. Starting Interval run training Thursday.


How are you with the run? I spent my Navy career at 5'10", roughly 200 lbs., passing bodyfat measurements by the skin of my teeth, but was consistently able to outrun 95% of the people I was with, with a run time around 9 minutes for a 1.5 mile run. The main thing I always told people was to focus on their breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth, big deep breathes. Don't pant. Don't breath instride. Don't take short, quick breathes. Let your legs run, focus on how you breath when you run. It helped me immensely when it came to improving my run times.


This. I figured this out a couple years ago, because I was never able to run distances... Sprinting though I was the fastest white boy I knew :lol:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby King Sid the Great 87 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:00 pm

Minimize the time between sets when lifting. That's the best cardio you can get.

For pull-ups, I've seen people that struggle throw a resistance band around the bar and use the handles as stirrups.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:45 pm

King Sid the Great 87 wrote:Minimize the time between sets when lifting. That's the best cardio you can get.

For pull-ups, I've seen people that struggle throw a resistance band around the bar and use the handles as stirrups.


I got me some olympic rings for that :D

I'm doing interval training for the run. I need to complete a 2 mile run in 16:36 if they let me slide into the 32-37 year old range since I'll be a month shy of 32 at the time.

Here's the program.

1/2 mile at 4:18 pace -> 1/4 mile walk
X6

1/4 mile at 2:10 pace -> 1/8 mile walk
x6

1/8 mile at 1:05 pace -> 100 yard walk
x6

Once a week I'll do a full 2 mile run just to gauge time. I doubt I will pass on the first try but I get to try again every month. I just wont be able to work for them until I pass.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:07 am

Man, it's plainly apparent that abs are the least-used muscle (or least exercised) in my body...I did a couple extra ab exercises at the gym on Wednesday and it still feels like I have a broken rib :lol:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:59 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Man, it's plainly apparent that abs are the least-used muscle (or least exercised) in my body...I did a couple extra ab exercises at the gym on Wednesday and it still feels like I have a broken rib :lol:


We shouldn't do more than 12-15 minutes of core exercise in a day. We use those muscles for pretty much everything we do so anything more than that and they aren't able to heal fast enough. I learned the hard way. I learned the hard way...
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Did a photo shoot yesterday. I look...um...huge...


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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:36 pm

Whole grain pasta with EVOO, garlic, and some other seasoning is rapidly becoming my favorite side dish with a protein dinner. Easy to make, full of good stuff for you, and tastes great. Also helpful for loading up on calories if you are running a deficit.

And I think it tastes 10x better than white pasta
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:56 am

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:40 am

New eating plan starting tomorrow. This is all the food I will eat in 1 full week.

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:49 am

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:52 am

I disagree with that chart. I think more protein, less grains.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:54 am

I have my own diet, That's loosely based on that pyramid.

I don't eat fungus at all, not even yeast, and I load up on antifungal foods and herbs

I don't eat Cashews, Eggs or butter.

I don't consume gluten and I only eat alkaline grains, save Brown rice
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:58 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I disagree with that chart. I think more protein, less grains.


Buckwheat, Quinoa and Brown rice basically my grains
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:00 am

I am doing sweet potatoes. One a day. I can sub brown rice for a 1/2 a sweet potato if I so choose. Eating lots of eggs. That might change though. 3 a day might be excessive...
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:01 am

And there is no gluten in this eating plan. I do, however, get to eat pre breakfast. Yep. Im a hobbit...
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:03 am

Yeah, after trying HIIT a couple times, I may never go back to steady cardio. Way better workout, and way less monotonous
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby steelhammer on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:26 am

You can still do steady-state cardio in between HIIT sessions. You shouldn't do HIIT more than 3 or 4 times a week, and best to give yourself at least 48 hours between HIIT sessions.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:29 am

steelhammer wrote:You can still do steady-state cardio in between HIIT sessions. You shouldn't do HIIT more than 3 or 4 times a week, and best to give yourself at least 48 hours between HIIT sessions.


I'm thinking a combo of strength and HIIT, five days a week.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby steelhammer on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:31 am

That works too!
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:57 am

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Rylan on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:46 pm

I miss working out.
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