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Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Sgt. Serious, Mar 25, 2009.
I'll take that time.
He wasn’t but he’s not played in about 8 months now. Got a local semi pro keeper in net for us now, helps when I get skinned by all the 18 year olds
Jeez I've just started running alright alright I wont kid myself it's more like slight jogging before one minute later feeling like a sack of sh1t.
When I was younger even through my teens playing football I had so much energy and my cardio was well on point but now I find even doing the couch to 5k BBC App thing a pain. I'm 6ft and weigh pretty much dead on 13 stone, arms are like twigs, legs are decent enough from my cycling days but I'm starting to get a bit of a belly so feel I need to act now.
Diet wise I'm not doing anything in particular besides not snacking between meals and making sure the meals fill me up. That's not so easy when I'm a fussy eater and dislike so many things, probably getting 3-4 fruit or veg a day
Do people follow set routines for fitness and dieting? I don't have a particular goal in mind really besides being more active and losing some weight. Was thinking of doing some of those HIIT workouts but my flat lacks space and I'd probably piss people off downstairs
I'm not dieting as such - I haven't got much fat on me (5' 10" - 11st 7lbs).
My training regime is fairly fixed because I've built exercise into my routine.
I'm lucky to live only 2 miles from my workplace (3 miles if I go the 'pretty way') so I run or cycle to work.
There's also a gym/swimming pool nearby so I on my way to/from work.
Running is my main enjoyment, and I do swimming, weights and yoga to support it. I exercise about 6 hours a week at the moment, though I don't have any events booked at the moment.
My advice is to find something you enjoy doing, and find a convenient time to do it. Don't give yourself an excuse to duck out of it.
I struggle a lot with motivation to be honest. I used to enjoy going to the gym and football but the the latter's out for now as I've had complications on a fractured foot I got last summer.
I haven't done much exercise for more than 2 months now but the weird thing is I'm still on a higher protein, lower carb diet so I'm still eating reasonably healthy but doing nowt at all. As a result I'm in worse shape than I was but not chronically worse as I still watch what I eat.
I have a gym membership and it's right next to my office but I hate having to lug my work gear and gym gear and have a shower there as well then go to work. I hate going to the gym afterwards as it's rammed. And I really hate busy gyms. Don't know what to do. I always find some kind of excuse not to go but I want to go and feel guilty about it. Think the guilt's weirdly stopping me in some way.
First parkrun for me today. I tried 2 x couch to 5k runs and struggled but felt I should give the actual 5k park run a go and I'm glad I did. I did it in a relatively slow 31mins 50secs but I'm really chuffed with that, my aim was 45mins! I hadn't managed to jog for more than 90secs continuously before this so it was a different experience and I only stopped twice during the 5k to walk and both times for less than 30secs. Really happy, the legs are aching a bit though!
Shin splints? Has anyone had them? Went for a short jog last night and felt a bit of discomfort in the side of my left shinbone. To be honest, even before the jog I had felt a bit of tenderness there for weeks/months but thought nothing of it. Today, when looking, the outside of my left shinbone has swollen a bit. Looked on Google and most seems to suggest Shin Splints, but in the description it says they are painful, this isn't painful at all, it feels tender and thats about it.
One thing I have thought of is a undetected stress fracture. At my computer desk I have a small set of drawers and it has a handle that sticks out a bit, in the past I have often knocked this exact same area, several times whilst getting up or sitting down, wondering if this could be part of the problem. Going to keep an eye on it, if it doesnt go down will go the hossy for an x-ray.
Shin splints are a sign of weakness elsewhere. Weak calfs perhaps. Or weak glutes. Could also be as simple as not warming up or stretching properly. Could even be poor technique.
Weak shin and/or calf muscles. Try calf raises on the stairs and for shins, sit down on the stairs, feet flat, then raise them up simultaneously. You should feel a burn in about 20 seconds.
Used to get them as well but those two exercises got rid of them rather quickly. Also, if you haven't worked out your calves in a while, be prepared to not be able to walk for a few days
If you spend most of your time sitting at work, you probably have weak glutes, which is very common as a contributing factor for causing shin splints. Work on your glutes daily. Google exercises to target this muscle group and you'll reap the benefits.
It could be a number of other things too, as the lads above me have alluded to. You could even be wearing running trainers that aren't suitable for your running style. Regardless though, most people need to work on their glutes more (including me, I'm actually doing a program for them daily).
After having a rough period, finally decided to try and regain my fitness a little.
Less than half a hour of football and I was ****ing dying
I had never noticed my asthma in my life really, but after a sizeable break from any real exercise it hit me like a truck today.
Any tips on how to best regain stamina, lower heart rate and manage asthma while working out after a fair period of neglect?
Just keep doing it man.
I started 5 a side myself in the new year and I’m also an on and off smoker.
Like you the first half hour of the first time killed me. And now after the hour has finished I’m still hungry for more, even still with intermittent smoking.
Just keep at it. If you want to throw in some jogs around the football so you’re not waiting a week each time that won’t do you any harm either.
I do cycling and football
Tried a bit of sprint training today, heartbeat pushed close to 200 bpm
Feel like the next few weeks of training are going to be a nightmare.
Lesson learnt, never put your fitness on hold.
Mix up your activities a little as well, Matt. That's if you can. I used to just do bike and swimming for cardio, then wondered why I was knackered whenever I tried running or the rowing machine. I feel great doing it all in balance.
Rowing machine is a great workout. Love it.
Yeah its a belter. Need to get back on mine, as had a look in a mirror today and it wasn't good!
The London Marathon is this week.
Hoping my training pays off. Its all about crossing the line for me anyway, but if I can do it in one piece that would be great.
Just want to say thanks again to those that supported me in the scratchcard game x
I've put too much weight on recently. I felt fatigued all day today, everything felt like hard work.
I was disgusted with myself yesterday. 16st 3 on the scales which is my highest weight ever. Under 2 years ago I got married at just under 14 stone and 9 years ago I went travelling and came back at 12 stone! Chased the dog a bit around the garden (and I mean a bit) and thought I was going to die.
Fractured my ankle in 2 places in November and it seems to be taking forever to fully heal so I'm limited with exercise. Need to do something though as at this rate I'll be seriously in danger of health issues soon.