Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JackWheel, Feb 24, 2013.
^Good stuff! Congrats on your win.
Continuing my journey to better health. Been at it over 5 weeks now and I'm seeing some promising results. I've gotten down to a 38 waist in pants size. Clothes are starting to fit looser and my blood sugars are always in the 80 to 120 range that they need to be at. I walk 5 days a week and it has to be several miles, I really need to measure it somehow. I don't smoke marijuana anymore so I don't snack on junk food and haven't eaten fast food in the 5 weeks as well. I'm eating better but do allow myself a cheat meal once a week. I'm hoping to get into a gym but with the retail holiday season coming I'll be working longer hours, so I may start at one in the new year. I'm feeling a lot better and looking forward to getting even better.
Deadlift 622 with no belt!
That dumb Thanksgiving wrecked my diet like you wouldn't believe. I decided to do an older program I hated during rainy day gym time. Abs of Steel. Hey if it works for the abs of steel chick it could work to trim me down right?
My goals aren’t really centered on weight, because my body cares about as much about calories intake vs output as it does meeting doctors’ expectations, but I am and have been very into hiking and climbing for years!
I had major surgery this year, after organ failure caused by a hereditary condition independent of anything I can control, likely, my doctors told me, spurred on by me having been sick with Covid in weeks prior.
But!!!! I’m back up to 10-15 mile walks and hikes less than 6 months later, and I’m considering non-competitive sports with other adult women.
I absolutely ADORE exercise, cooperation, and casual socialization mingled with what is essentially glorified cardio-heavy “play”, but I despise competitive environments.
Hoping I can find a comfortable way of meeting those needs without running into what, if one were being polite, one could call hyper-competitive, cliquey, female jock blowhards, which are far more common than anyone thinks.
Best I've done is a set of 465x8 reps, no belt but with straps. I prefer to work in sets of 8, but when I was doing sets of 5 I managed to get to 500x5reps.
Other human beings actually having this kind of strength is almost more surreal to me than the idea of the fictional alien robots this site is dedicated to.
Are we the same species?
I mean that in a positive and impressed light, to be clear, just. A shocked one.
Still nothing to laugh at there. Still putting up good weight!
Hahah thank you I appreciate it. I just wanna be built as big as the red and blue truck we all love.
My shoulders are shot....again. Plus, I'm down to two days a week in the gym.
Been a few years (4-5 years) but competed in a powerlifting competition yesterday, WABDL Federation.
Masters Men (40-46) & Open divison, 165# class, Raw.
Bench pressed 275.5#. Attempted 292.0# but couldn't finish it. Deadlifted 391.2#.
Happy with my results. Bench pressing on a competition style bench was still harder as I was used to the gym bench even after training on a competition bench for 10 weeks. Been having a lot of mental block on lighter deadlift weights for the past few months after re-hurting it (pulled it but not as bad as a back spasm).
I heard they might have another competition down south during the summer. Depending on the day, I might try to do it.
shot from just aging...or activity...or?
I'm nosey but also...cuz I like to make suggestions
Activity. Shoulders are better now. I can't bench heavy because I've been out for a while.
Now, I did six reps of 245lbs and squated 315lbs five reps last Sunday.
Buying a cheap smartwatch off Amazon can help with that. I got one for 30 bucks and it measures my blood o2 level, how many steps I've walked, heart rate, and even how many calories I've burned that day. A smartwatch, even a cheap one, is a seriously helpful fitness tracker
It's always awesome to see people's fitness journeys. I'm not sure how many people here use martial arts as a vehicle for weight loss, but I love it. Keep up the good work everyone, the wife and I are right along with all of you.
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