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Mebs Fitness

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Mebs, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Mebs

    Mebs Active Member

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    Yes, I shall be the first to create a fitness log as my lazy ass needs one!

    I am aiming to keep on top of my fitness, particularly my running.

    Monday night, tonight, I ran 6.5 km. I did not time it though, unfortunately, but I was happy with being able to do it at all! Onward and upward!
     
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    Wish I could still run but I need both knees replaced so just walking is a bitch. I remember when I was 24 I went for a night run as usual since it was cool and I worked early in the morning. I got lost, ran for well over two hrs, strange but I wasn't even that winded
     
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    Oh feck, sorry to hear that Party. That sounds tough. Is it the same with all other types of exercise too? Can you do upper body exercises? I hear cleaning naked burns calories :D
     
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    Well my son still lives with us so can't clean naked that often. Yes I can still pump iron, 15 years ago, when I lost 30 lbs because I temporarily fell in love with someone else, I bulked up. Benched 275 lbs free weights. Now I'm not sure I could do a push up. Don't really care, if I lost weight it's about my fat bad. With my BPEL gains, there's a monster in there somewhere.
     
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    Oh. Also forgot to mention I'd rather spent my time hanging than lifting, if I could do both at the same time, I would.
     
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    Mebs do you ever do high intensity exercises like sprints? They're said to be great for many different things (growth hormones, hormones) .
    Besides, one needs much less time to get exhausted.
    I'm a bit wary of damaging the heart though.

    I should probably keep a log for fitness.
    Today I ate chocolate, can't wait for tomorrow (chocolate brownies' day :love: ).
     
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  7. FossilHead

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    There should be no reason for such concern unless there exists some family history of cardiac issues, or some personal diagnosis which would elicit this type of concern.
    The benefit of intense aerobic exercise such as sprints---- especially done as interval-training---- would be the actual strengthening of the cardiovascular system.....
     
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  8. Mebs

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    Party - yes, that would be ideal! Maybe hang and with your spare weights, do bicep curls while hanging haha :D

    LifeApprentice - no, as Fossil stated, high intensity would not be bad for your heart unless you have some kind of genetic issues with it or a freak accident occurs. If anything high-intensity exercise really strengthens your heart by making it pump like a mo'fo!

    I prefer steady-paced running. I hate high-intensity exercise unless I really have to or it is part of my Muay Thai training etc. I am just going to stick with running for the time being. I might join the gym again soon though.
     
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    Tuesday's Workout:

    10 km cycling - 40 minutes.

    5.5 km run, which took 30 minutes exactly.

    Tonight's run was a lot tougher than last night, I was feeling exhausted and weak after around 4 km and really had to push myself to do it all. I am going to try to keep 5.5 km as my running benchmark and try to improve on the time a little. It is perfect because it is 4 laps of my park (around 1.4 km a lap). I am accounting for my cycling everyday to and from work because it is still technically exercise and is keeping me fit-ish.
     
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    Wednesday's Workout:

    40 push-ups

    10 km cycling

    No running, was too bolloxed from the previous nights.
     
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