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Pakar Ilusi
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In the sense that we keep a schedule and help motivate each other! Smile

We also keep each other in check regarding our weekly exercise workouts.

Can be as many people although it is "Buddy"! Smile

So...

Who's with me?

Even if you're just beginning, this is great for motivation.

(Check with your Doctor first if you have NOT exercised for some time of course...)

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My Exercise Regiment. (You don't have to follow me btw...)

I aim for the modest 3 times a week, 1 hour per day workout (4 times if I'm in the mood... Smile )

I do interval training, both cardio and strength, separating days according to the exercise.

The exercises are, Mixed Pull Ups(8 to 10 sets). Mixed Push Ups(8 to 10 sets). Crunches(8 to 10 sets). One day for each of these.

Being Interval Training, I run on the spot (or dance!) in between sets for 3 minutes.

Of course cooling down and stretching at the end.

I know, I know, not the best approach but one I can keep up with. Smile
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I can help you, but just today.

Ready?

One...

Two...

One...

Two...

One...

Two...

One...

Two...

Had enough yet?
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I go to the gym in my office every day after work, no one else in my department (they have a phobia of sweating in public). In fact, I'm there now. Push!
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Rossmacrae! Smile


So Josh, wanna start a Fitness Club here?

Can't imagine there'll be a lot of members... Smile

What's your Gym regiment btw?
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No one?

It'll be fun... Smile
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Sure, we can start a club here. Right now, I usually start off with 30 minutes on the treadmill, which gives me about 4km then I do work with free weights and a couple of the machines, 5 reps of 10. In all, about a 45 minute to an hour workout.
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On 2011-07-24 05:19, Josh Chaikin wrote:
Sure, we can start a club here. Right now, I usually start off with 30 minutes on the treadmill, which gives me about 4km then I do work with free weights and a couple of the machines, 5 reps of 10. In all, about a 45 minute to an hour workout.


Nice. How many days a week?

Always the same routines?
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5 days a week, routines are the same, but weight limits and sequence vary. I might do more reps with less weight, or less reps with more weight, but the numbers tend to stay the same.
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Wow, it doesn't tax your muscles too much doing the same regiment EVERY exercise day? And 5 days at that! Wow!

I just went crazy yesterday and did my 10 sets of pullups together with my 10 sets of crunches and am really feeling it today... (Even with taking the L Glutamine for the recovery.)

But it hurts so good... Smile

You take any supplements Josh?
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I already workout almost every day.
Weight training Monday Wednesday and Friday. I alternate between free weights and The Pit.
I train technique for my Heavy Events on non-weight weekdays and also Saturdays. But no resistance exercise on Sundays.
Yoga and Martial Arts training almost every day, unless I get too wrapped up in schoolwork. Then I might skip a day.
Yoga is also a fantastic cardio workout if you do it in the right way for that.

I don't really train for looks, but rather for functionality and longevity.
The weights and stones are all comprised of functional strength exercises (mostly geared towards Highland Games, but some general stuff too.) The Yoga is rehab/prehab to help heal old injuries and prevent new ones (longevity.) The martial arts are to keep someone else from killing me (also longevity.)

I also ride my bike and walk in the park/woods a lot, but I don't count this as part of any regular exercise routine.
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Not at all surprised critter... As I know you're preparing for them games... Smile

I don't really include the Martial Arts training as exercise as that training I consider a "bonus" workout. I share your view on it being for "longevity"! Smile Not necessarily just self protection but also "centering" myself. Knowing and experiencing how easily you can hurt or be hurt (read "killed") does tend to put things into perspective. Especially when/if you train in the weapons arts. My Silat training insures that.

I am setting a goal for a Black Belt in Karate hough (I've settled for that to be my goal), in 3 years time. I do some BJJ but that's more for the escapes and don't really need a ranking in that, just ability. Saying that, a Blue Belt would be nice though... Smile

You guys have any goals, exercise/fitness wise?

So, how bout we check in with each other every week to check our progress?
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It doesn't really tax my muscles, because I think they're getting used to the regimine, which is why I try to change things up a little every day. I don't really take any supplements, though I do have a power bar (with moderate protien and carbohydrates) about 30 minutes before the workout and one immediately after. I noticed a gradual increase in strength for a while, then I started feeling weaker, this stopped after I started increasing protien intake.

My results are not coming as quickly as I'd like, but I do have a few years of a sedentary lifestyle to make up for. I also park at the bottom of the hill by my office, and I take the stairs instead of the elevator. I'm hoping that by year's end I'll be in a much better state, physically. If I keep to the routine, and stay away from bad foods, I think I can make it. Smile
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No supplements at all?

I would suggest then you try L-Glutamine. Actually good for you even if you're not working out.

And of course a multivitamin a day. Smile

Consult your physician first yah... Just in case.
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Okay, here's your one week follow up. I picked up a multivitamin and L-Glutamine at the grocery store (only one bottle was left on the shelf). Too soon to see any results with those yet. I am noticing marked increases in my stamina. After an extended period of jogging, I need a shorter period of time to catch my breath than I used to, and my heart rate is a lot lower too.

As for the weights...that's coming along a lot slower, I think I need more modification to my diet to see greater changes there (not that I'm eating a lot of junk now, almost none actually, I just don't eat a lot during the day...gotta bulk up!)
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On 2011-08-02 10:03, Josh Chaikin wrote:
Okay, here's your one week follow up. I picked up a multivitamin and L-Glutamine at the grocery store (only one bottle was left on the shelf). Too soon to see any results with those yet. I am noticing marked increases in my stamina. After an extended period of jogging, I need a shorter period of time to catch my breath than I used to, and my heart rate is a lot lower too.

As for the weights...that's coming along a lot slower, I think I need more modification to my diet to see greater changes there (not that I'm eating a lot of junk now, almost none actually, I just don't eat a lot during the day...gotta bulk up!)


Great news Josh, loved that the supplements are helping! Smile
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My follow up for this week...

Did my Pull Up and Chin Up Regiment yesterday. 5 sets Pull Ups and 5 sets Chin Ups, to failure.

Still have the Crunches and Push Up days.

I miss my Martial Arts training, too busy with Shootings to go frequently enough. Smile

Anyone else wanna join in? Smile Smile Smile
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Another follow-up...might be past the one week mark though!

I'm noticing gradual increases in my strength. I start off with the weight I've been using, then after the first three sets, I notice that I can increase the weight by 10-20 pounds and get the same resistance that I was at the other level.

As far as cardio goes, most of what I was doing on the treadmill previously was a walk. I'm now jogging 1.5 miles without getting winded. I can also run or sprint at high speed for moderate distances without feeling like I'm about to die.

I'm gaining faster, better results with the running than weight training, but I used to run track, so that's hardly surprising.
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I'm cutting fat now that the games are over. Still lifting to boost strength for next year. But only lifting Mondays and Fridays.
Running hill sprints and throwing on Teusday/Thursday/Saturday. Except today is Wednesday and I ran and threw 'cause I didn't yesterday.
Also doing the yoga, jits, and bicycling regularly, though I don't count those as part of the regular workout.

When I lift I do mostly full body speed lifts. Power cleans with push press, high pulls, stuff like that.
I've sqatted over 500 lbs for 20 reps about a year and a half ago. If I get back to that I might videotape it for YouTube just to prove it.

For fat loss I am eating a lot of white fish and vegetables. Oatmeal for breakfast.
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Josh, I'm quite sure the supplements are kicking in... Smile

critter, 500lbs? Smile
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Been a little more than a week since updates were posted (seems a month actually)...I plateaued with what I was doing so, after being a member of the gym where I was for two months, I did what I should've done from day one: had them create a workout for me...already I can tell this will be much more efficient than what I was doing myself. Yesterday was legs...walking hurts!
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