TIME TO GET RRRIIIIIIIPPED!!!!! - the exercise thread

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by wixbloom, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    I sprained my left pectoral muscle doing some really heavy shield work yesterday.

    Oof ouch my tiddy.
     
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  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Super cushy thick yoga mat might help me be more encouraged to do yoga. Mm, bouncy.
     
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  3. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    I've been doing a lot of carrying heavy boxes indoors and hauling around compost outside! My biceps hurt but they haven't looked this good in years :D
     
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  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Got my step count up to roughly 4k a day, which hauling around the weight of my body is enough to make a noticeable dent in the calorie decrease I'm supposed to be going for. Not bad!
     
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  5. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I just did a half hour boxing class with actual bag work for the first time! I wonder if I'll have arms tomorrow :P

    I've also adjusted my diet to something I'm more happy with and I'm getting the results I want! :D
     
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  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Oh, boxing is great! But yeah, you are likely to be left feeling like your arms are dropping off the first couple times.
     
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  7. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Yeah, especially because this was my first time with the bag. I've been doing airboxing for the past few weeks, but when you have to do things with power without resistance it's always a bit of a mixed bag.
     
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  8. Acey

    Acey our liaison—oh, it was poison, baby!

    I’ve been noticing a real increase in my endurance lately!

    For context, my main form of exercise is going for long walks. Almost every day, I walk from my house to a nice local park—a distance of around a mile, with the first quarter or so being down some steep hills. I used to have to take frequent breaks while doing this, but I barely need to anymore!

    Plus I’ve managed the walk back a few times now—the hill is steep enough that it’s exhausting to walk up at the end of a decently long walk, but I’m at the point where it’s doable if needed, and I’m pretty dang proud of that. :D

    Anyway my legs are getting MEATY and I love it, my goal of having Garnet Stevenuniverse’s lower body is coming along great.
     
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Made it up to 6k steps today! Goal's supposed to be 10k, I can probably get there well within the few months the wellbeing course runs for. Mercifully, I realised I was reading it wrong when I thought we were supposed to walk for four hours a day.
     
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  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    What I need is a place where I can brag about my achievements and be encouraged to work on losing weight while also being told it's okay and I'm still a worthy human if I don't. I can't rely on anywhere to be like that... except here. You guys have all been great.
     
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  11. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    I've been working through recovering from achilles tendonitis, finally back up to being able to do ~1 1/2 mile walks without irritating my tendon, tho I'm having a bit of new arch pain that i'm hoping to resolve w/ my PT quick |:

    The one nice thing about it is my PT also focused a lot on building core strength and i've reeaaaaallly enjoyed being able to see and feel muscle development, and now that i have established a habit of doing 20-30 minutes of PT twice a day I'll be able to transition it to general strength training over time, hopefully -w-
     
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  12. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I’ve discovered the joys of microblogging my night walks, which has really gotten me out of the house. It’s been so good with my joints. My knees are practically singing kumbaya.

    I’ve walked and jogged enough in the past week that my quarantine treadmill attempts have been completely put to shame. Walking on a steep slope seems like it was really good for cardiovascular health, and for walking up slopes obviously, but less for sheer muscle. And I wouldn’t be walking for hours on the treadmill like I might outside, so while my cardiovascular endurance is up for pretty much anything as long as I don’t sing too intensely while doing it, my legs are a bit sore. They feel heavy and potentially clumsy if I try to run or do any fancy footwork after I’ve been out for a while, so I’m taking it carefully on that. If I did something normally harmless in that state, like step off the edge of the pavement by accident and roll an ankle, I wouldn’t completely trust that I could catch myself like normal before I got hurt. No cramps though, so I’m not exhausting my electrolytes or becoming dehydrated.

    I’m drinking plenty of water and eating probably better than I ever have and significantly more than I was recently. It’s been a slow task of getting comfortable with cooking and getting to where it feels less arduous through exposure. I seem to just have more energy available for things like having the zooms at night. It’s really nice.

    Tweeting about things I see or do while walking at night has a surprising amount of audience, which is pretty motivating tbh. Maybe it’s because it’s a little different? I guess no one is likely to have ever ninja’d any particular tweet, because who would have been looking at any given weird arrangement of lawn furniture (the things people do with chairs) under similar circumstances with a similar frame of mind? It’s literally outside content. In any case, it’s really cool that people wanna read it. It makes it matter more. I love where I live, and if I can get exercise and also explain to people why I love the fucking Midwest suburbs of all places, why they’re interesting, then party! I’m not likely to run out of birds and skunks and construction and abandoned shoes to describe any time soon.
     
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  13. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Ordered a pair of wrist weights so I can add resistance training to my cardio without using up more time.
     
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  14. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    @Verily , ngl i'd love to follow that account

    I made a beautiful discovery that a lot of my trouble building distance back up was partially that the path i'd been walking, though pretty, is also like, crap and very uneven side to side, i went on some different, flatter paths and i'm beating 2 miles without pain during or the morning after!!! i'm so excited that i'm finally gaining distance, i want to start trailside camping/backpacking if possible, and if the trail i'm planning to hit sometime this weekend goes well i'll finally be well enough to book my test camping trip at the local state park :D they allow one night stays at some wild campsite about 2- 2 1/2 miles from the parking lot, it's peeerfect and i'm so pumped to finally test all my gear for real
     
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