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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I actually love to walk and find it very relaxing and given the time I could walk for miles. However I’m a full time working, business running, mom of one whose life is total chaos most of the time :) so I’m trying hard to fit home workouts into my day as an attempt to introduce some form of workout. Doing 3days on, 1 off just because without regular rest days I know I’ll give up as if my body hurts too much I become a bit of a wimp
     
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    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    And you! I also usually set out before the hoards, but save canal walking for holiday times rather than weekends. Oh, and one of my other favourite walks through one of our urban country parks for when the horses are not out!
     
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  3. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Evening. Day off yesterday so back to it today. Decided my back doesn’t feel up to the plank to press ups as it’s been twinging all day, so just did 3 full circuits with each circuit consisting of 60 thigh crunches, 30 star jumps and 30 leg raises. Hopefully tomorrow I can bring back the planks
     
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  4. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Possibly not the best place to post this, but it’s exercise related and not worthy of its own thread.

    My goodness human biology is miraculous. Having successfully carried out a little miniature experiment on myself yesterday, with correctly predicted results, it was my intention to fast all day today. However, I just decided to do a few sets with my dumbbells. This time with a little extra weight added than I would normally lift. Felt fine and powerful throughout the sets but, and here’s the part I find fascinating, almost literally the second I was finished, I was instantly starving hungry and have decided to have a hearty lunch.

    Talk about perfectly tuned anotomy. Love it! :D
     
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    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder.

    The homeostasis idea is something athletes have known of for a long time.

    3 days in a row is oft cited as not giving the muscles recovery time yet...

    There may be benefit for diabetics.

    I don’t know.

    I consider if I was a farmer and needed to do some specific work that taxes my legs this way.

    Regardless, Kev, you’re doing awesome.
     
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  6. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can’t lie, the last thing I wanted to do today is work out. But I have so feels like a win. 3 full circuits with circuit of:
    50 thigh crunches
    45 second plank hold
    25 star jumps
    25 leg raises
     
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  7. johnpol

    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello again everyone, been missing in action due to a nasty sinus infection but will be training again from tonight. My last workout consisted of Bench press 5x5 x100kg followed by squats 5x5x 125kg then home as this was the beginning of the wheels falling off the bus!! 15 training weeks until the British Champs so no more being ill thank you, just makes it all the more enjoyable.

    Take care everyone.
     
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  8. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tonight’s circuits were 3 sets with each set having:
    60 thigh crunches
    15 sit ups
    25 star jumps
    10 plank to press ups
    Glad it’s rest day tomorrow as I can feel the ache setting in already
     
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  9. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not great lately for exercise but some basic moving about. Saturday 6k steps which was good for how I felt. Sunday 10.5k steps would have been more but literally blown about walking the dogs and they didn't like it. Today 14.5k steps. No variety and nothing very good but not just sitting.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    Catching up after my weekend away, which proved to be a little more active than planned. No gym time (need to get back to that) but plenty of walking. Working backwards, yesterday was 14.6k steps. Sunday 26.2k, Saturday 18.4k and Friday 26.5k, including a very long early morning walk at speed. Definitely the most satisfying day exercise wise.

    Urban parks are the best!

    Take care and don’t push it. I’m an example of doing too much too soon - took many months to sort out shin splints caused by over enthusiasm, still get the odd problem.

    Great to see you back @johnpol
     
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  11. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Emma_369 you are really doing well! Y’know? I despised PE too. I was not good at anything. My first high school had a 2-yr requirement, so I took phys ed as 9th and 10th grader. Then we moved... new school not so many farm kids, 4-yr requirement and I was introduced to the concept of jocks, male and female. Ugh. But as I was taking ballet classes and riding my bike I was in decent shape.
    @ianpspurs of course all your exercise dies you good, even if only keeping the lanolin out of your hair!
    Well I can’t currently live up to any of you here, but I have 6 years mostly off because of one then the other bad hip. Excuses schmooses! All that was finished more than a year ago, and time’s a-wastin’!
    Back in my 40’s, I had a full time job, two little boys, jogged 20+ miles/week, and did enough weight training for upper body that I had really nice arms. And lower body Jane Fonda routine so quite toned bottom half. Also during that lost the same 30 lbs I’ve lost in the past 6.5 months (and yoyo’d with that for years after)
    So now, I walk. Not far, not fast, but asthma and a heart thing have been with me for a long time. Somebody was walking 12 minute miles- at my BEST, I could jog 3.5 11minute miles... so walking an 11 minute half mile for up to 4 miles (steep hilly roads) makes me happy. That 4 miles only happens in one location, on vacation. We walk to the lighthouse. At home, it gets old walking the same streets more than twice each, and 3 is about the max I get in this little suburban ‘hood. At least it also is straight up (then of course back down!).
    Today before bed I walked 2.6 miles with most of it at 21 minute miles, which is an achievement for me. I have been super energized since a large supper, and am not sleepy yet
    We shall see what chances tomorrow brings. I really have to seriously rehab both hips. Did a good job with the first but it soon became too painful to lie on the other one. And upper body, yes I’d like to do that too. But I ain’t 45 any more. Nor 55...nor 65...sigh. Another bday coming up, too. How did I do all that stuff 30+ years ago? I thought nothing of a Saturday which went like this: go to morning rehearsal (work), do my total 4.25mi jog, go grocery shopping, shower maybe, fix family supper, and go back to the hall and play the concert(work). Go home wrung out. “That was a long song!” if Mahler or Bruckner. In bed by 10:45 or so. 6:30 or 7:00 next morning there are the thundering hordes, all two of them multiplied by ADD, ready to make trouble if I don’t get up.
    Ah for lost youth!
     
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  12. johnpol

    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, bench press last night whole new set up/technique so back to the beginning (again, you never stop learning) so 90kg 5x5, felt relatively ok considering, then side lateral raises 15kg 3x15 then that was it off home as still getting tired easily.


    Take care everyone.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Swimming lesson and 12.4k steps today so break even maybe.
     
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    11k steps today and 20 mins Youtube led weights session
    Didn’t do much yesterday but did at least have a decent step count the day before (>17k a great score for me!)
    Must get back into the habit of posting here, it encourages me to do stuff.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Paltry 8.2k steps yesterday. Must do better.
     
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  16. johnpol

    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Assistance work last night, facepulls 5x15, side lat raises 3x15, shoulder press 3x20, rear delts 3x15 then finished off with tricep push downs 3x20, I can't remember the weights used as still feeling a bit rough from last week, only 15 training weeks until comp so have to get going.



    Take care everyone.
     
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  17. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I’m too lazy to do step counting. Yesterday’s .23 mi walk with much body English to help ward off early morning leg cramps was followed by 50 minutes of right leg massage by my Kneading fingers 2000 machine. Got rid of a huge knot of trigger points in my calf that I’ve been growing for a couple of years. ! IMG_7378.jpg
    The readers are for scale. This thing is unwieldy, weighs a ton, and would keep running if an elephant sat on it! Bought it at a state fair exhibit 20+ years ago.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    11k steps an 14 hrs with 250+ steps. Somehow I have hurt a muscle on left hand side so weights and exercise bike are out.
     
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  19. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope the muscle pain eases soon!
     
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  20. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tonights 3 circuits consisted of :
    60 thigh crunches
    30 legs raises
    12 sit ups
    10 squat jumps
    Left the plank/press up work today as woke up feeling like my right shoulder had been taking part in an all night shot put contest whilst the rest of me was sleeping
     
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