The Workout and Fitness Thread

thestaggy

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To the lifters in here;

Recently I've started waking up at stupid o'clock in the morning, midnight to 1 am-ish, and it is because I am hungry. This is something new to me as I have never experienced it before. I'm full when I go to bed but clearly not full enough. I do have a fast metabolism so I guess that is kicking it in to overdrive.

Any advice for a supplement or something?
 

Meister-Man

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To the lifters in here;

Recently I've started waking up at stupid o'clock in the morning, midnight to 1 am-ish, and it is because I am hungry. This is something new to me as I have never experienced it before. I'm full when I go to bed but clearly not full enough. I do have a fast metabolism so I guess that is kicking it in to overdrive.

Any advice for a supplement or something?
As someone who's interested in building muscle, it's always a good idea to give your body some protein before bed, so I'd start with this.
Even just a glass of milk.
 

BrendanSmurf

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First day of my new routine... Can't remember what split it's called: bro split, dude split, banana split haha

Chest
4x12 barbell press (as heavy as I can go)
4x15 dumbell flies
4x15 incline dumbell press
4x10 standing pinch press

Biceps
4x8 barbell curls (heavy)
5x12 dumbell drag curls
5x8 dumbell hammer curls (heavy, pause repped at the end)

Core
3x25 Crunches
4x 45s plank (last one was not 45s haha)
3x30 side plank.

I pretty much alternated everything: chest then biceps then core.

Felt good (in that I'm pretty dead).
Tomorrow, back, triceps, calves.
Monday, legs and shoulders.
 

BrendanSmurf

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So I had a touch of the cold (runny nose, cough etc) so skipped gym Sunday and Monday...

Managed to get through a back and tricep day but yeah it's still in the system and probably wasn't a good idea to gym. Weak and no stamina. Irritated.
 

syntax

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So I had a touch of the cold (runny nose, cough etc) so skipped gym Sunday and Monday...

Managed to get through a back and tricep day but yeah it's still in the system and probably wasn't a good idea to gym. Weak and no stamina. Irritated.

Getting sick sucks when you are in the training groove.
I typically keep training unless it hits my chest, although I take the sessions much easier.
 

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You always seem to run at the same pace? Doesn’t it bore you? What’s your 5K pace?
I don't get bored when I run cause I just switch off think about other stuff. You're right though I am just plodding along at the same place at the moment rather than training with purpose or pushing myself - true for my other training at the moment as well as the running.

Lockdown and wfh has been a challenge for fitness and workout routine change of schedule, much less opportunity to work out with others. A lot of the time at the moment I am forcing myself to work out just to get it done and at least maintain some of the fitness I built up over the last few years.
I'm still healthy but no where near as fit as I was back in 2018, 2019. My park run PB from 2018 was 25.03 (on trail) - not sure what I would manage now!

Keeping at it anyway. When I'm ready and feeling more motivated I will focus and push for more improvements.
 

GaskooN

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Depending on your HR, I assume you would be building good endurance anyway. Yeah you could push for a hard tempo run but then there's risk for injury and more recovery time.
 

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You always seem to run at the same pace? Doesn’t it bore you? What’s your 5K pace?
Plenty of Zone 2 (65-75% of max heart rate or about 80% of threshold pace) running is a great way to get your running fitness up with lower risk of injury than hammering it all the time.

For my training I do 3 runs a week and two are Zone 2 (one "short" one during the week and one "long" run on the weekend) and then one is a track or hill session. Conversely with the cycling I also do 3 sessions but two are hard interval sessions and one is a long Zone 2 ride. Less chance of injury on the bike because it's much lower impact.

As for the pace, my Zone 2 pace is around 6 min/km whereas my 5km PB pace is around 4:25 min/km.
 

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My previous 3 workouts.

I realized I wasn't listening to the app and that's why I failed on 37.5kg for overhead press. I was resting on 1min30secs instead of 3min.

When I rested 5min after failing on the 3rd set, I was able to do the next 2 sets. Same is going for Squats, need those 3 min rests now.

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6spdmanual

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My previous 3 workouts.

I realized I wasn't listening to the app and that's why I failed on 37.5kg for overhead press. I was resting on 1min30secs instead of 3min.

When I rested 5min after failing on the 3rd set, I was able to do the next 2 sets. Same is going for Squats, need those 3 min rests now.

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What would an ideal rest time between sets be if you are going heavy? I find that I am wildly inconsistent with rest times.
 

Meister-Man

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My previous 3 workouts.

I realized I wasn't listening to the app and that's why I failed on 37.5kg for overhead press. I was resting on 1min30secs instead of 3min.

When I rested 5min after failing on the 3rd set, I was able to do the next 2 sets. Same is going for Squats, need those 3 min rests now.

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Nice job!
Yip, you need your rest between sets, a lesson well learnt
 

Tinuva

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What would an ideal rest time between sets be if you are going heavy? I find that I am wildly inconsistent with rest times.
I think it is relative depending on how heavy the weight is for you and how it feels at the time.

It should be based on how difficult it is for you. The app generally says the following:
1. If the set was easy, take 1 minute 30 seconds rest
2. If the set was difficult, take 3 minutes rest (and this works from recent experience)
3. If you failed to do all reps, take 5 minutes rest and try again.

It generally the app only show #1 and #2 but if you failed to do all reps, it shows only #3 and it actually has a timer and a bell ringing on 1m30sec and 3min.

Since using the app, I have been very consistent with my times. Its like having a coach, but its an app.
 

6spdmanual

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I think it is relative depending on how heavy the weight is for you and how it feels at the time.

It should be based on how difficult it is for you. The app generally says the following:
1. If the set was easy, take 1 minute 30 seconds rest
2. If the set was difficult, take 3 minutes rest (and this works from recent experience)
3. If you failed to do all reps, take 5 minutes rest and try again.

It generally the app only show #1 and #2 but if you failed to do all reps, it shows only #3 and it actually has a timer and a bell ringing on 1m30sec and 3min.

Since using the app, I have been very consistent with my times. Its like having a coach, but its an app.
Nice! What’s the app called? Does it need to be paired with machines or something?
 

syntax

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What would an ideal rest time between sets be if you are going heavy? I find that I am wildly inconsistent with rest times.

Depends on sets, type, how heavy, body load etc
If I am pushing very heavy weights I take quite a bit of time between sets, maybe 4 minutes or so

95% of the time I rest around 90 seconds max
 

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Quick question for you guys. I’m currently running all sorts of sleep experiments on myself and I was wondering if 7hrs/day is compatible with weight training or if I need more?
 
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