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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:02 AM

Still a fat ass, though a healthier-eating, more physically-active fat ass. I should qualify as chubby fit before too long.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:55 AM

I am still going with Stronglifts 5x5. Missed one week for vacation back in June but haven't missed very many workouts. I only have 190 pounds of weight and I am currently maxed at that on squats and deadlifts. Hopefully next month I will be getting some more weight. Also, I have been taking my family on hikes during the weekend. We all get some sun and see the outdoors. Good family time and pretty fun too.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

up to 180lbs now.

squatting 275 for sets (5x5) on the reg. doing 225 for 5x8's (trying to get to 5x10's

and for bench i can do 235 for 5x5's, and can do 245x5 now. i haven't tried more than that yet, but i will soon. pretty awesome cause as recently as this spring 245 was my one rep max.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:20 AM

seeing a few squats in this thread. whats everyones opinion, parallel or below?
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:47 AM

The depth of the squat depends on persons flexibility but should be at least parallel. I go below but only because I have that range of mobility.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:24 AM

as low as you can get, but at least parallel. if you can't get that low, you need to lower the weight until you can and work back up.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:27 AM

I am moving towards getting a newer pair of gym shoes after (probably) too long of the ratty ones I have been toting around. Is anyone hip on the athletic shoe world? Are cross trainers still appropriate for a mix of weightlifting and low speed jogging? Brand wise - is New Balance the general goto for cheap-yet-effective?
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:42 PM

i like nike free's.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:01 PM

My goals are lose some weight and get my right leg on par with my left leg. I want to get back into the sub 200's again. Besides losing weight the one goal I really want to hit is to able to dead lift 400lbs. Last year I had foot surgery and had a pin in my toe for about a month. The swelling didn't go down for another two months. I couldn't fit my foot in most of my shoes. My foot did not like my cycling shoes for about 3 and half months.

I try to cycle between 50 and 100 miles per week depending on work and school. When I started riding again, I felt like I was starting from ground zero. Last year I only rode about 500 miles or so. My cycling fitness is starting to get back on par my climbing (cycling) is still a bit off. This year I think I logged around 1200 miles? 1200 miles isn't that bad but my climbing is way off

I go to the gym 2 to 3 times a week, my work outs changes monthly. This month my workouts have been core and leg focused. Plus some upper body exercises in each workout too. Lately I've been loathing walking lungs and dead lifts.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:30 PM

I've had really good experience with the free's, found them a good fit for basic weights, not so much for Olympic lifts, and running. Trying Nano's now, better for weights but not so great for anything over a 5 k(3 miles) run
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:34 PM

Just an update here. my midsection measurements have plateaued (hovering around 47 for everything from gut to moobs- for reference, the widest measurement- the widest part of my waist- started at 59, and the smallest measurement was- I think- somewhere around the 54 mark), my calves have essentially stayed the same the whole time (18.75 and 19, right and left- this is mostly muscle, there's no jiggle here), but thighs are down ~3.5 inches each (currently down to 30), and all of my arm and neck measurements have dropped recently. Most specifically, I've lost what seems like an inch of thickness off my back-fat that went around the top of my shoulders- so my neck, shoulders, and collarbone are becoming well defined now, where it was just a homogeneous doughy lump before.

In terms of numbers on weight, I've long since hit my limit on the available weight on dumbbell presses (my heaviest dumbbells are 50 lbs), so I've switched to doing "butterflies" (these guys) with 16/10/6 sets at 30/35/40 lbs respectively (most recent- monday- was 16/8/8 with these weights, so it may be time to move weight up and reps down). I'm also close to hitting a limit on yoinks <bent over rows alternating between palms down and palms in>, I'm doing 50 lbs on all three sets (16/8/4 reps). Also have been doing lunges/squats/straight leg deadlifts. I know I can deadlift about 350 lbs, because I've lifted the family piano that weighs about that much, in order to put it up on blocks <to protect the hardwood floor from scratches>. Lunges I've also particularly made progress on, I started out barely able to do 8 and am now doing 16 with a 20 lbs dumbbell in each hand.

This is without mentioning cardio, I'm not doing much but typically 10 minutes on an elliptical before every weight session, doing HIIT fast jogging/slow running, just as a warmup <so that I can jump in to very intense weight sets and not have to waste time on lighter sets at the beginning>. I'm somewhat randomly doing HIIT on other weekdays, so numbers here are improving too.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 19 September 2014 - 09:46 AM

Random update here.

I lost an inch in the shoulders, chest, and mid section. Gained one inch in my biceps, lost half an inch in things, and my calfs remained the same. :bananaman:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:24 PM

Which things did you lose a half inch in?
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:54 PM

don't worry dude, Dr Long says with his help you can get those inches back and more!

....or so i hear...
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Re: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:38 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 19 September 2014 - 03:24 PM, said:

Which things did you lose a half inch in?



ah ha, My thighs.
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