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Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2019, 08:08:46 am »
The lone form of physical exertion I ever well and truly enjoyed was ocean kayaking in Monterey Bay. If I could go kayaking every day, I would. Sadly, as I'm sure you could guess, that isn't really an option for me, hahaha.

https://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=36007.0
This thread is pretty old, but apparently there were (and probably still are) quite a few kayaking options in Korea, especially in Gangwondo.
  ...although, I'd be a bit skeptical of adverts claiming "white-water kayaking": I did one of those in Japan a few years back, and I swear to god, I've gone through worse rapids on an innertube and flip-flops. XD


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2019, 10:30:31 am »
Winter/ Summer: just body weight exercises at home using a free app. Gain weight in winter because my body enters hibernation mode. Lose weight in summer because skipping multiple meals is the only effective way of staying cool that I've found (outside of AC).
Spring/ Autumn: Run every other day (weather permitting) between 6-12 miles and eat whatever I want because I earnt it, dammit.

My focus is aesthetics (I'm fairly vain) but mostly mood-lifting. I literally am unable to maintain a bad mood after a long-distance run.

Supplements: all the wine.

You run 20km every other day? Bloody hell! Don't you find yourself battling or dealing with constant injury like shin splint?

A certain degree of aerobic capacity is required for sprinting (even over short distances like 100m). It's always been difficult for me to build up aerobic fitness by long distance running as the impact on my joints almost always leads to injury, which is why I rely on HIIT to build up my endurance.

My mom, who'll be 60 next year, still runs between 5-10km 3 times a week, on beach sand. I'm approaching a sub-11 100m, but I still feel like a fat kid chasing an ice-cream truck when I run anything over 5km.

How you lot are able to manage this is beyond me.
Winter/ Summer: just body weight exercises at home using a free app. Gain weight in winter because my body enters hibernation mode. Lose weight in summer because skipping multiple meals is the only effective way of staying cool that I've found (outside of AC).
Spring/ Autumn: Run every other day (weather permitting) between 6-12 miles and eat whatever I want because I earnt it, dammit.

My focus is aesthetics (I'm fairly vain) but mostly mood-lifting. I literally am unable to maintain a bad mood after a long-distance run.

Supplements: all the wine.

You run 20km every other day? Bloody hell! Don't you find yourself battling or dealing with constant injury like shin splint?

A certain degree of aerobic capacity is required for sprinting (even over short distances like 100m). It's always been difficult for me to build up aerobic fitness by long distance running as the impact on my joints almost always leads to injury, which is why I rely on HIIT to build up my endurance.

My mom, who'll be 60 next year, still runs between 5-10km 3 times a week, on beach sand. I'm approaching a sub-11 100m, but I still feel like a fat kid chasing an ice-cream truck when I run anything over 5km.

How you lot are able to manage this is beyond me.

I've only just started again this year. I did a 9 mile jog yesterday so if I'm true to my word I should go again tomorrow but it'll probably only be 6. I built up gradually over years so I think that conditioned my legs to be resistant. They're weirdly heavy and definitely in much better condition than my top half. During a high-stress stage of my masters degree I was running a half-marathon every other day for about 2 weeks and did end up messing up my left ankle for a while.  I suspect that genetically I'm not just not made for explosive activity or muscle building so these days I just stick to what I'm good at.

Good on your mom; that's how I wanna be at that age. I feel like slender man with a paunch whenever I try and lift weights so, running it is.


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Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2019, 11:59:00 am »
Who
Training: I drink beer

Exercise: I walk to the fridge to get beer.

Just had a complete physical for work including bloodwork etc etc, everything fell within normal healthy parameters for a guy my age.

Relax....you only live once, why waste time in a gym? I just don't get it.

Drinking makes you happy, becoming more athletic makes me happy.

From my perspective, spending my limited time rotting on a couch would be the waste of time and I just don't get. 

Who's rotting on a couch? I'm outside all the time, I live in the tropics. I also read and write. I have a couple of big dogs that I walk twice a day and watch them chase chickens, goats, cows, other dogs, the occasional cat...I used to see a good dog fight every now and then but my rottie and dobie have chewed up the local mutts so they all go running now.  Life in the tropical countryside isn't quite like big city downtown. I couldn't handle rotting away in a city and lifting pieces of iron into the air. That's wacky. 

You're the one who listed going to the fridge to get beer as your training so don't blame me for simply going off what you wrote.
While walking is exercise, watching your dogs run around isn't, neither is watching your dog kill other dogs... that's actually pretty despicable and barbaric, you shouldn't have anything to do with animals.

This is a thread about training, in Korea, for people who're interested in it.

I don't drink, which is why you won't find me on threads dedicated to brewing trying to annoy everyone by lecturing how terrible I think alcohol is. You're not in Korea either.

Go start a thread about dog fights and drinking beer on a forum dedicated to expats in whatever country you're in and I promise not to bother you. Deal?


watching your dog kill other dogs.

Critical reading not your forte I gather. Where did I say my dogs killed other dogs? Dogs fight, it's what they do to establish dominance in a hierarchical system. No different than people or countries.

And walking is exercise. 


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2019, 01:08:13 pm »
Who
Training: I drink beer

Exercise: I walk to the fridge to get beer.

Just had a complete physical for work including bloodwork etc etc, everything fell within normal healthy parameters for a guy my age.

Relax....you only live once, why waste time in a gym? I just don't get it.

Drinking makes you happy, becoming more athletic makes me happy.

From my perspective, spending my limited time rotting on a couch would be the waste of time and I just don't get. 

Who's rotting on a couch? I'm outside all the time, I live in the tropics. I also read and write. I have a couple of big dogs that I walk twice a day and watch them chase chickens, goats, cows, other dogs, the occasional cat...I used to see a good dog fight every now and then but my rottie and dobie have chewed up the local mutts so they all go running now.  Life in the tropical countryside isn't quite like big city downtown. I couldn't handle rotting away in a city and lifting pieces of iron into the air. That's wacky. 

You're the one who listed going to the fridge to get beer as your training so don't blame me for simply going off what you wrote.
While walking is exercise, watching your dogs run around isn't, neither is watching your dog kill other dogs... that's actually pretty despicable and barbaric, you shouldn't have anything to do with animals.

This is a thread about training, in Korea, for people who're interested in it.

I don't drink, which is why you won't find me on threads dedicated to brewing trying to annoy everyone by lecturing how terrible I think alcohol is. You're not in Korea either.

Go start a thread about dog fights and drinking beer on a forum dedicated to expats in whatever country you're in and I promise not to bother you. Deal?


watching your dog kill other dogs.

Critical reading not your forte I gather. Where did I say my dogs killed other dogs? Dogs fight, it's what they do to establish dominance in a hierarchical system. No different than people or countries.

And walking is exercise. 

Don't try to sidestep, you like watching dogs fight.

Dogs fight to assert dominance, IN THE WILD. Why? Dogs hunt in packs to survive, the fight to establish the hierarchy from the alpha and down. It's done to figure out who does what during a hunt and the responsibilities in the pack.
Your dogs:

- Do not rely on hunting to survive
- Are not part of a wild pack
- live in a closed ecosystem
- ARE NOT WILD ANIMALS

By siccing your dogs on other animals, you're simply getting your own sadistic and childish rocks off. Yes, by not keeping your dogs in a contained enclosure and on a leash, YOU are responsible for whatever or whoever your dog injures or kills.
Ultimately, you could've just said "I walk my dogs twice a day"... nobody asked you to elaborate on what you dogs killed and... I don't follow how:

- living in the tropics
- reading and writing
- what your dogs chase, kill or do

Has anything to do with training. You live in the countryside, great... nobody asked or cares.
Your post is an illustration of irrelevance and stupidity.




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Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2019, 09:46:28 am »
Who
Training: I drink beer

Exercise: I walk to the fridge to get beer.

Just had a complete physical for work including bloodwork etc etc, everything fell within normal healthy parameters for a guy my age.

Relax....you only live once, why waste time in a gym? I just don't get it.

Drinking makes you happy, becoming more athletic makes me happy.

From my perspective, spending my limited time rotting on a couch would be the waste of time and I just don't get. 

Who's rotting on a couch? I'm outside all the time, I live in the tropics. I also read and write. I have a couple of big dogs that I walk twice a day and watch them chase chickens, goats, cows, other dogs, the occasional cat...I used to see a good dog fight every now and then but my rottie and dobie have chewed up the local mutts so they all go running now.  Life in the tropical countryside isn't quite like big city downtown. I couldn't handle rotting away in a city and lifting pieces of iron into the air. That's wacky. 

You're the one who listed going to the fridge to get beer as your training so don't blame me for simply going off what you wrote.
While walking is exercise, watching your dogs run around isn't, neither is watching your dog kill other dogs... that's actually pretty despicable and barbaric, you shouldn't have anything to do with animals.

This is a thread about training, in Korea, for people who're interested in it.

I don't drink, which is why you won't find me on threads dedicated to brewing trying to annoy everyone by lecturing how terrible I think alcohol is. You're not in Korea either.

Go start a thread about dog fights and drinking beer on a forum dedicated to expats in whatever country you're in and I promise not to bother you. Deal?


watching your dog kill other dogs.

Critical reading not your forte I gather. Where did I say my dogs killed other dogs? Dogs fight, it's what they do to establish dominance in a hierarchical system. No different than people or countries.

And walking is exercise. 

Don't try to sidestep, you like watching dogs fight.

Dogs fight to assert dominance, IN THE WILD. Why? Dogs hunt in packs to survive, the fight to establish the hierarchy from the alpha and down. It's done to figure out who does what during a hunt and the responsibilities in the pack.
Your dogs:

- Do not rely on hunting to survive
- Are not part of a wild pack
- live in a closed ecosystem
- ARE NOT WILD ANIMALS

By siccing your dogs on other animals, you're simply getting your own sadistic and childish rocks off. Yes, by not keeping your dogs in a contained enclosure and on a leash, YOU are responsible for whatever or whoever your dog injures or kills.
Ultimately, you could've just said "I walk my dogs twice a day"... nobody asked you to elaborate on what you dogs killed and... I don't follow how:

- living in the tropics
- reading and writing
- what your dogs chase, kill or do

Has anything to do with training. You live in the countryside, great... nobody asked or cares.
Your post is an illustration of irrelevance and stupidity.




You missed your calling, you should have been an empath or a comedian.

However, it is just as well because you are wrong on every count. You are funny though, at least to me. Not funny ha-ha...more funny like wow, can a human really be that obtuse. Can a person really read something and be that far off the mark. That's funny, as in strange.

Laughing is exercise. I laughed loud and long reading your response. Thank you for spotting me.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 09:48:15 am by LIC »


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2020, 08:02:57 am »
With my ongoing knee problems, I found this video that I've been doing for the last week and it seems to be helping a fair bit.  Basically, saying the glute medius around your hip can be responsible for your knee pain.  Even for the first two exercises, I get a burning feeling in my hip.  Gonna be a while before I can do a side plank hip abduction with a band.  But good so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6guW0_zGN6M


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2020, 08:13:43 am »
The glute med is an extremely neglected muscle. It was the source of my ankle injury too. I'll admit, I don't focus on it as often as I should, my routine is already loaded, which is why I like these exercises, as they can be done anywhere and don't need any equipment. So, I do them when I'm at work.
 
When I'm at home, I do the same exercise with a stability ball as resistance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz1gh_aYn5k


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Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2020, 09:11:02 am »
I've been doing the Les Mills body pump workouts at home every 2 - 3 days, I'm trying for every 2 days, but depends on how fast I recover.
On the days I'm not doing bodypump, I've started to do yoga.
I've also started a new healthy diet. But, I tend to fall off the wagon when I get bored :\


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2020, 09:13:45 am »
Does anyone have any advice for exercise routines that can help strengthen back/stomach muscles without hurting the lower back? I had 2 back surgeries, so only a small portion of my lower back is flexible.


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2020, 09:35:55 am »
Does anyone have any advice for exercise routines that can help strengthen back/stomach muscles without hurting the lower back? I had 2 back surgeries, so only a small portion of my lower back is flexible.

Rehab is critical after surgery, the muscles need to regrow and rehab is essentially a strengthening routine. A qualified doctor or physio, familiar with your surgery should've given you a routine. I'm not familiar with your surgery nor am I a doctor so it's difficult to give advice.

I will say that, typically, if your back is hurting during an exercise then you're:

- Not doing the exercise correctly
- Have overloaded the resistance so you can't do it correctly
- Aren't flexible enough so you can't do it correctly

You back shouldn't be bending during exercises/movements. You should be hinging at the hip, with a straight back, or squatting, with a straight back. I'd say you need to focus on your glutes, hip flexors, hanstrings, core and quads, these are all the muscles related to doing the work your back shouldn't be doing. Essentially, your back will get injured when it's forced to do the job of these other muscles because they're too tight or weak.

If I were to recommend a few exercises I'd say:

- Stiff-Leg deadlift
- Athlean-X core routine
- HB back squat
- Split Squat or Lunges


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2020, 10:52:37 am »
Rehab is critical after surgery, the muscles need to regrow and rehab is essentially a strengthening routine. A qualified doctor or physio, familiar with your surgery should've given you a routine. I'm not familiar with your surgery nor am I a doctor so it's difficult to give advice.

I will say that, typically, if your back is hurting during an exercise then you're:

- Not doing the exercise correctly
- Have overloaded the resistance so you can't do it correctly
- Aren't flexible enough so you can't do it correctly

You back shouldn't be bending during exercises/movements. You should be hinging at the hip, with a straight back, or squatting, with a straight back. I'd say you need to focus on your glutes, hip flexors, hanstrings, core and quads, these are all the muscles related to doing the work your back shouldn't be doing. Essentially, your back will get injured when it's forced to do the job of these other muscles because they're too tight or weak.

If I were to recommend a few exercises I'd say:

- Stiff-Leg deadlift
- Athlean-X core routine
- HB back squat
- Split Squat or Lunges


Thanks. I know we aren't doctors, but thought I'd ask anyway. ....I had brief therapy after, but it consisted of pool arm resistance exercises, hot packs, and side planks....that was pretty much it.


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2020, 11:48:43 am »
Yeah, the physio and rehab available here is really subpar, from what I've heard. There's not a lot of emphasis placed on it as compared to back home. One friend had knee surgery and they were reluctant to even refer her to their rehab clinic, they kept telling her to do seated leg curls at home and that's it, lol.

She finally managed to get the referral, but she had to visit 2-3 different clinics before she could find one she was happy with. I've read some stories here on this site, too, where a couple of people had to wait to go back to the States to get the physio that they needed because the doctors here kept telling them they didn't need it. I think in one case a guy confirmed that a serious injury he had to have surgery for hadn't healed properly due to the lack of proper aftercare he'd received here. Ended up having to get a second surgery to fix it, lol, followed up with rehab once he'd healed enough.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 11:55:50 am by Chinguetti »


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Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2020, 11:05:34 pm »
I destroyed my left shoulder several months ago. I was riding my dirt bike through the jungle and tried a jump thinking I was 16 instead of nearly 60.

Now I know most of you kids have never driven a dirt bike let alone driven one through the jungle...but, it seems many of you like lifting pieces of iron into the air. Have any of you gym room warriors got any advice on how to mend my shoulder? You know, real men wanna get out and do stuff.


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2020, 10:11:36 am »
Training routine? Let's see...

Every few days - and weekends for sure - I walk over the hill, down to my favourite pub...there I lift many heavy pints, perhaps a pizza/sandwich, exercise my jaw constantly BSing about myriad topics with others on the same regimen, solve all the world's problems (usually) in one session, then finish up after about 5 hours of hard yakka, and walk back up and over the hill to my place!

  Seems to keep me slim and trim...


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Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2020, 03:28:27 pm »
Better to know the truth, no matter how painful. Then use that knowledge to inform a positive change in life. Mediocre men get angry when their beliefs are challenged. Higher level men try to grow and improve.


Re: Post your fitness/training routine
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2020, 04:02:15 pm »
Back on topic, I actually am looking for ideas

I haven't trained as regularly these past few weeks, but I went to the track today and ran a few 40yd dashes and 100ms.

I clocked a 4.89 FAT for my 40, which I'm pretty happy with, considering I'm not conditioned to accelerating to top speed in so short a distance.
My 100m was terrible and I can blame that on my neglect for speed endurance training... with good reason, it's boring.

Ramadan is coming up next Friday, so no food or water from sunrise to sunset, but I'm looking for ways to train my endurance just before sunset. Problem is, it's difficult with no water and endurance training has a way of burning muscle mass (catabolic) under these kinds of conditions.

IF guys, how do you manage endurance training?  How long are your endurance sessions?