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    Fitness thread

    Bring it on! I have been traveling these past two weeks, and haven't run or lifted in that time.

    Hopefully, starting today, I can go back to my running and lifting regimen whilst eating delicious salads and drinking protein shakes.

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    Well, I've started training for a half-ironman next summerr. So I'm training (or at least doing something) most days.

    Minimum of a 5 k run 5 days a week - with at least one 10+ km run each week. This schedule gets interesting when the temperature hits -20 C and lower. I hate the tread mill, and only the absolute worst days outside will force me to the gym.

    It's snowy up here, so bike training is tough. Working out on a stationary bike isn't quite the same thing. Contemplating getting a trainer so I can at least do time on the bike I'll be using. Also thinking about trying to bust out my hybrid when the roads aren't unreasonably snow / ice -covered.

    Swimming, I've been trying to hit between 1 and 2 km of distance in a pool once or twice a week. The problem here is the fact that the local, free, pool is used somewhat frequently by undergrad bros as a place to party / flex. Makes for interesting training. Thinking about getting a membership at a local gym that has an Olympic sized pool. But the cheap-skate in me wonders why I'd pay money for something I have for free.

    Weight training, etc. needs serious work. Trying to get at least two days a week in. Right now it's the thing I'm most behind on. I know, logically, that you need to do it to be a good triathlete. At the same time, it's so much easier, and relaxing, to bust out a run or a swim.

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    I broke my finger so no training for a while but planning at least two Tough Mudders next year so hope I'm not off too long.

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    I'm in reasonable shape but I'm on a drive to get big and ripped so I'm hitting the gym hard 6 days a week, eating as much as I can (pretty clean though) and 3 protein shakes a day (salted caramel myprotein whey hmmmm)... Still formulating my routine so I don't overtrain a body part but something like this:

    Day 1
    Shoulders (mil press, Arnold press, standing row, front raises)

    Day 2
    Legs and back (squats, deadlift, sldl, calf raises)

    Day 3
    Cardio/rest

    Day 4
    Chest and arms

    Or something. Someone said 72 hours rest for each muscle. Do you concur? 48 is much easier to accommodate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    I'm in reasonable shape but I'm on a drive to get big and ripped so I'm hitting the gym hard 6 days a week, eating as much as I can (pretty clean though) and 3 protein shakes a day (salted caramel myprotein whey hmmmm)... Still formulating my routine so I don't overtrain a body part but something like this:

    Day 1
    Shoulders (mil press, Arnold press, standing row, front raises)

    Day 2
    Legs and back (squats, deadlift, sldl, calf raises)

    Day 3
    Cardio/rest

    Day 4
    Chest and arms

    Or something. Someone said 72 hours rest for each muscle. Do you concur? 48 is much easier to accommodate!
    I think 48 is probably fine - I mean that's two full days/ Most advice I've heard is that you should give your muscles a day or two off. As a general guideline. And that it's at least someone dependent on the intensity of the previous work out.

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    Chest, shoulders, triceps, and also did legs today. Didn't run, though. Ran last night and did chest too. Feeling it now, though. Feels good!

    The plan I'm following is 3 days on (push day, pull day, leg day), 1 rest. This gives 72 hours of rest to each group you're working. Cardio everyday.

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    I keep in shape by chasing Geoff around the internet.

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    I try to keep in shape (round IS a shape) with swimming, surfing, snorkelling and kayaking from April to October. My partner and I and friends also do geocaching, mostly from October to April, when it's cooler out. I also like cycling. We have an exercise room at home with treadmill, stationary bike, road bike on a fluid trainer, and free weights.
    I can't go at things like I used to due to a cardiac problem and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome , but I keep on keepin' on the best I can. I like being active.


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    Just remember; John Candy of SCTV fame once showed how not to overdo it:

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...p;b=1&tt=b

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    So in !!!!!!!!

    Been fighting the flu all week long and being oncall at work last 5 days, I haven't done anything at all (for oncall, I have to cover a 200 mile radius and 24/7 availability means no tiring work end of day in case I have to wake up and do a 2 hr drive in the middle of the night.

    Wasn't feeling it today but I was what the heck....did my All Pro workout ..reduced the load by 30% and skipped the post cardio. Was able to make it to the end without collapsing in my home gym. For post shake, drinking a big cup of tea with ginger/spices. TheraFlu for later.

    Cardio tomorrow so I'll take that slow as well. Being sick sucks!!

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