Workout/Lifting Thread and Health Thread

  • Thu, Jan 4, 2018 9:50 PM
    posted by justincredible

    I remember the yoga portion of P90X kicking my ass when I did it way back when. As I get older I think I should probably give it another try, my flexibility is shit.

     

    PLT: P90X3 yoga is only 30 minutes.

    Thu, Jan 4, 2018 10:25 PM
    posted by superman

    I'm assuming you mean Smith machine?  

    There really is not a conversion,  but I would use 75% as a rule of thumb.   It depends on much experience you have with free weights.   

    Smith. Yes, that's it. Thanks. I figured it was about that as well. I'm at like 250 on the thing, but last time I used a free bar for benching it was closer to 190...

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 12:09 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    Yoga is legit. Not only will it make you burn serious calories, it will also humble you.

    It is def very humbling and I can also see why it burns a decent amount of calories. 

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 12:28 PM

    I'm not a fan of treadmills or indoor tracks but I just can't run when it's this cold outside. It kills my lungs and I never feel very loose. Usually I won't run when it's less than 40 but next week in Dayton it's finally suppose to get back to mid 30s and I may make an exception. 

    My running is continuing to progress. Last summer I could barely run a couple miles at 9:30/mile pace. I'm up to 3-4 miles now around 8:10/mile now. I'm doing a 5K time trial towards the end of each month. I did 24:40 towards the end of November then 24 flat at the end of December. Shooting for 23:30 in a few weeks. 

    My weight peaked several months ago at 250lbs. I'm down to 229 as of the other day. 

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 7:22 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    I'm not a fan of treadmills or indoor tracks but I just can't run when it's this cold outside. It kills my lungs and I never feel very loose. Usually I won't run when it's less than 40 but next week in Dayton it's finally suppose to get back to mid 30s and I may make an exception. 

    My running is continuing to progress. Last summer I could barely run a couple miles at 9:30/mile pace. I'm up to 3-4 miles now around 8:10/mile now. I'm doing a 5K time trial towards the end of each month. I did 24:40 towards the end of November then 24 flat at the end of December. Shooting for 23:30 in a few weeks. 

    My weight peaked several months ago at 250lbs. I'm down to 229 as of the other day. 

    This is hard to believe and goes against human instincts.  Distance running should be at zone 2 (220 minus age 70%-80%), 2 minutes slower than race pace for extended distances for 80% of your running workouts.  I.E. 5-6 miles at 10-10:30 pace for a better 5K time.

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 7:49 PM
    posted by Verbal Kint

    This is hard to believe and goes against human instincts.  Distance running should be at zone 2 (220 minus age 70%-80%), 2 minutes slower than race pace for extended distances for 80% of your running workouts.  I.E. 5-6 miles at 10-10:30 pace for a better 5K time.

    I wouldn't put too much thought into it. I'm not running 6 miles on a treadmill/indoor track anyhow. I can see the progress so I know what I'm doing is working. If my workouts start to stagnate then I'll start to consider how I can be more by the book. 

    My main goal right now in the middle of the winter is to just show up and do something. When it gets warmer and I can get outside I'll reexamine the process. 

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 7:58 PM

    I just signed up for a 10-mile Tough Mudder with my brother-in-law in June. I haven’t ran more than a mile in 8 years and my only cardio is basketball. Hopefully 2 months is enough to train because I don’t think I’ll want to start running before spring. 

    Fri, Jan 5, 2018 8:21 PM

    I did a Tough Mudder in the mountains about 6.5 years ago without training at all. It was rough, but I made it through alright. If you train pretty solid for 2 months you will be fine.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 2:33 PM

    Drinking flavored sugar water as a health benefit on another thread reminded me.  Anyone else see Dr Shawn Baker and his experiment with going full on carnivore for 6 months?  Interesting, but I don't want to give up my vegetables. 

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 2:40 PM

    He ate nothing but meat? | feel like that would get tiring after a few days.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 2:44 PM
    posted by justincredible

    He ate nothing but meat? | feel like that would get tiring after a few days.

    I've started to go keto and it's not really an issue. Keep my carbs between 25-50g's day. I will spike them up to around 50g's on weight training days. Key thing with this is monitoring electrolytes. Screw that up and you'll be dealing with some serious keto "flu." Don't know about meat only but carbs aren't really a requirement for body function (only need a limited amount). The body can live off of it's fat stores as energy.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 3:59 PM

    I love me some carbs; brussels, peppers, califlower.  Occasional sweet potato or squash.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 7:01 PM
    posted by Verbal Kint

    I love me some carbs; brussels, peppers, califlower.  Occasional sweet potato or squash.

    You do realize that cauliflower and other veggies arent a good source of carbs?  They have almost none in them.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 7:05 PM
    posted by Spock

    You do realize that cauliflower and other veggies arent a good source of carbs?  They have almost none in them.

    No, tell me, what is a good source of carbs?

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 8:40 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    I've started to go keto and it's not really an issue. Keep my carbs between 25-50g's day. I will spike them up to around 50g's on weight training days. Key thing with this is monitoring electrolytes. Screw that up and you'll be dealing with some serious keto "flu." Don't know about meat only but carbs aren't really a requirement for body function (only need a limited amount). The body can live off of it's fat stores as energy.

    I just read up a little on the basics of Keto, it seems interesting. Any books or good resources you would recommend for more than just the basics?

    I ran across this recipe, it looks pretty damn good and easy to make.

    https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2018/01/10/keto-bacon-cheeseburger-casserole

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 8:40 PM
    posted by Verbal Kint

    No, tell me, what is a good source of carbs?

    Gatorade.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2018 10:22 PM
    posted by justincredible

    I just read up a little on the basics of Keto, it seems interesting. Any books or good resources you would recommend for more than just the basics?

    I ran across this recipe, it looks pretty damn good and easy to make.

    https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2018/01/10/keto-bacon-cheeseburger-casserole

    "Fat Adapted" is close to, but not full on Keto.  

     

    Thu, Jan 11, 2018 7:38 AM
    posted by justincredible

    I just read up a little on the basics of Keto, it seems interesting. Any books or good resources you would recommend for more than just the basics?

    I ran across this recipe, it looks pretty damn good and easy to make.

    https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2018/01/10/keto-bacon-cheeseburger-casserole

    I'd go to robbwolf.com and marksdailyapple.com as resources. For the most part, these guys are paleo but big advocates on keto.

    Thu, Jan 11, 2018 7:56 AM
    posted by BR1986FB

    I'd go to robbwolf.com and marksdailyapple.com as resources. For the most part, these guys are paleo but big advocates on keto.

    I thought Sisson was more FatAdapt than Keto, either way, he is pretty informative

    Thu, Jan 11, 2018 8:08 AM
    posted by Verbal Kint

    I thought Sisson was more FatAdapt than Keto, either way, he is pretty informative

    He's been beating the keto "drum' a lot, as of late.

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