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ncsuallday
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Last year's thread: http://thewolfweb.com/message_topic.aspx?topic=646826

What are your goals for the new year?

1/2/2017 10:28:38 PM

LunaK
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Same ones

I've also gained 10 pounds since the ironman in October... so I need to lose that weight

1/2/2017 10:41:04 PM

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This is a call for any gyms with bumper plates, but do not require attendance in a 60 minute class. Any ideas, suggestions? And stocking my garage with equipment is currently not a solution, due to preponderance of baby stuff.

1/4/2017 1:26:58 PM

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Trying to cut some, never really have. Fiance has been kinda sorta meal prepping lunches, but nothing too significant.

Will attempt to complete another Spartan trifecta....the Sprint in Charlotte, Super in Asheville, and more than likely the Beast in SC again. I would consider more races for a 2x trifecta or more, but wedding plans likely will push that to 2018.

And finally keep trying to increase strength by pushing for new 1 rep maxes in the Wendler 5/3/1 program I've followed the past 2 years.

1/4/2017 1:34:31 PM

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trying to keep the momentum from the past few months

- 10k steps a day
- 45 minute cardio
- maintain weight lifting program (5 days a week)

1/4/2017 2:23:54 PM

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"This is a call for any gyms with bumper plates, but do not require attendance in a 60 minute class. Any ideas, suggestions?"


Probably not what you want but Triangle Rock Club has a nice selection of bumper weights and rubberized flooring in their North Raleigh location. Since it's a rock climbing gym, pretty much nobody uses the free weights wing of the building. Downside is paying $60 a month but upside is basically having a gym to yourself even during peak hours and being able to climb if you want and take all the yoga/cardio classes you can for free.

1/4/2017 3:30:30 PM

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^Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely look into it. And most x-fit gyms are $120-%150/month, so $60 is relatively cheap.

[Edited on January 5, 2017 at 9:09 AM. Reason : Let me know if you are a member, and I will say you refered me so you can get the referal credit.]

1/5/2017 9:06:47 AM

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I am a member kind of. Right now my account is on hold (my climbing partner got married and wanted to watch his finances for the first few months or whatnot - or that was his excuse at least).

1/5/2017 9:14:19 AM

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Got a new KB for Christmas so my home Xfit gym is growing. Need to add a slamball next.

Using that leftover coffee in the pot that's not quite enough for a full cup in your afternoon protein shake - how did I just recently discover this? There's my 2017 nutrition tip for everyone.

1/5/2017 9:39:30 PM

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I do it all the time....excellent pre-workout kick to add!

1/5/2017 10:19:26 PM

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"This is a call for any gyms with bumper plates, but do not require attendance in a 60 minute class."


Lifetime Fitness on Falls but its kinda pricey at $85/month

1/5/2017 10:32:05 PM

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Off to a good start. I cut from 180 to 165 from oct - dec. Now gonna bulk for 15-18 weeks then cut for summer.

APT is getting better but still work on mobility to improve it. It really limits my ability to do squats and deadlifts

1/6/2017 6:07:01 PM

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Age and Grad School have caught up with me =( I gained 15lbs of not muscle over the last two months.

My goal is to get down to 185 by February, and see how cut up I can get in 9 weeks of real discipline. I'm lifting or otherwise working out 6 days a week and really watching my calorie intake. (2K a Day... mostly vegetables and protein)

1/6/2017 7:07:11 PM

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Goal is to cut out sweets - but it's damn near impossible.

1/6/2017 8:44:38 PM

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I'm starting a weight loss competition at school on Monday. I should be able to take it. Most of my comp walk with limps.

1/6/2017 9:00:16 PM

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^^ Easiest way for me - just don't have them around the house so it's harder to indulge. At least limits your access to work or other places away from home. You really do wean off the sugar after a few weeks, but all it takes is one candy-filled holiday like Valentines or Easter to knock you off the wagon.

1/7/2017 6:20:25 AM

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I pay 20 bucks a month at the Lifetime Fitness on Six Forks by Costco. There are 4 platforms with squat racks and bumper plates. Gets pretty crowded, but if you come in the morning or during the day you shouldn't have to wait.

1/7/2017 12:11:14 PM

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Goals:

- seriously improve my sleep hygiene
- reduce consumption of desserts
- eat as close to a vegan diet as I can
- eat 1 lb of veggies daily
- eat 1.5-2 cans of beans daily
- gain 10 lbs muscle by May
- lose 10 lbs fat by May
- do 150-200 push-ups daily

1/7/2017 1:12:52 PM

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Ive been slowly cutting sugar out. Less bloated and cravings.

1/12/2017 11:44:03 PM

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On a whim I decided to train and run the half-marathon portion of the Rock & Roll Marathon. Coming from someone who hasn't ran a 10k since college and probably hasn't jogged in the last few months, I know I've got a long road ahead for me.

Finishing the second week of my training regimen, I'm surprised my body is holding up as well as it is. I'm overweight, so I figure the training alone will help me drop 15-20 pounds as long as I can stick with it and get to a respectable 170.

1/13/2017 12:32:08 AM

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Every year I want to start doing this and sometimes I start but its really hard to stay motivated for longer than a few weeks. I havent really gained much weight in the last 5 years or so but I could definitely stand to lose some weight as well. The fact that I havent gained much despite lack of exercise and poor diet makes me think if I actually put in effort dropping some wouldnt be that hard. My first goal is to start drinking more water and get some of those meal prep containers and start fixing healthier stuff on the weekends to take to work during the week.

1/13/2017 8:07:08 AM

JP
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Hit a new squat PR of 315 lbs today! Got two reps in, but the 2nd was a little wobbly. Have come a long way since this time last year when I was just cleared to start lifting again & had quite of bit of atrophy after knee surgery.

1/13/2017 8:28:51 AM

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congrats!

1/13/2017 8:38:52 AM

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Just getting back into exercising. My goal is to get healthy and shed some lbs. Not too concerned with bulking up or anything. Aside from diet, what type of weight training should I be doing to supplement my cardio workouts? My goal is 2 lbs a week.

[Edited on January 16, 2017 at 8:29 AM. Reason : 1]

1/16/2017 8:26:09 AM

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not a fitness pro, but I would recommend lifts that hit multiple muscle groups or target large muscles.

- lunges (front, back, side)
- lunging reaches with barbells with a forward or side raise
- squats (standard, single leg, split)
- push ups
- shoulder press
- bent over rows and raises
- burpees, mountain climbers, planks, bench dips
- mix in some more specific lifts like curls or flys every now and then to target specific muscles

I would also do sets of 10 (for lunges that would be each leg) and 3-4 sets. Try to do one lift one after the other to keep your heart rate up.

My two cents.

[Edited on January 16, 2017 at 11:11 AM. Reason : ]

1/16/2017 11:09:25 AM

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I did push-ups today for the first time with hands pointing to the sides instead of pointing straight. Anybody else tried them? Are they supposed to be easier, cuz I did a lot more -- 50, 45, 40, 40 vs. 35, 30, 35 -- than I did just two days ago with hands pointing straight? BTW, both were incline push-ups.

And, what name do they have? Need to write in my diary!

1/18/2017 9:29:36 PM

GoldieO
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^ These actually go back centuries. The ancient Aztecs often referred to them as "sideways pointing hand not straight pointing hand push-ups." Shaun T on Insanity refers to a variation as "lat push-ups."

1/19/2017 9:34:07 PM

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^^ Yes they're supposed to be easier.

Has anyone pulled a hip flexor before?? I was doing bowler lunges (think normal lunge with back foot crossing behind the body about 45 degrees) and I felt a ripple go through my upper thigh on the back foot. It wasn't really painful, but i knew something was wrong.
I stopped exercise, did some light stretching specifically for my hip flexor and I noticed it, but it again wasn't particularly painful. I'm icing it right now. I can feel it when I walk, but otherwise I have full mobility. On the pain scale I'd say like a 1 or 2 dull ache. HALP DR. TWW!!

1/22/2017 2:24:36 PM

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hey now, i also started working out three weeks ago.

I've had back problems in the past, and have gained a little weight (10 lbs in a year), so I wasn't looking for going to the gym or high impact stuff. I've been doing a resistance band routine from men's fitness with some exercises from PT.

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/workout-routines/full-body-resistance-band-workout

I've lost about 3 lbs so far, and my scrawny arms are less scrawny and I've got some more meat on my chest boneses.

[Edited on January 23, 2017 at 10:08 PM. Reason : ]

1/23/2017 10:08:28 PM

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Cool. Thanks

1/27/2017 10:13:43 AM

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Is anyone else using myfitnesspal.com (and the associated app) to track diet and exercise?? It's free (with adds for all the Underarmour you can stand) but I'm noticing it's keeping me accountable to the calories I put in my body, and tracking how much I really exercise.

Down 10 lbs since new years!

1/28/2017 12:20:38 PM

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I'm down 100 lbs since last year. (Seriously.) And lately I've been finding myself sliding back into old habits despite surrounding myself with like minded folks. How do you stay motivated? I've hit my goal so I find myself justifying unhealthy behavior (like oh you deserve a slice of cake) and I know that mind set is going to sabotage all of my hard work.

1/28/2017 9:36:45 PM

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^I use the above tracker... it's not to say that it keeps me from eating cake, but it shows me how much damage I'm doing by eating that cake (drinking beer is my cake). So it helps me to only make bad decisions every once in a while.

Also, (And I got this from Bob Harper's book) choose your cake ahead of time. Try to limit impulsive poor diet decisions, but if you know the Super Bowl is coming up and you're going to eat like crap, then earn it by keeping your diet on point for a week or two leading up to super Sunday. This keeps you in control vice impulsively eating junk when it shows up, AND keeps you sane.

1/29/2017 11:16:47 AM

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320lbs Deadlift for Reps (270 Current)
255lbs Squat for Reps (225 Current)
225lbs Bench for Reps (190 Current)
5K in under 26 minutes (29:00 now).
10 pullupsx3 sets (6 Current)
< 20% Body Fat (24 Current)

Doing SS program, but with running in the mix so I'm not a full Rippetoe cult member. Interested for any tips on what to add weightlifting. I know there are other programs with more accessory lifts.



[Edited on January 29, 2017 at 2:01 PM. Reason : a]

1/29/2017 1:57:49 PM

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Still on track with my training for the half-marathon in April.

Completed 5 miles yesterday without stopping. My route is particularly hilly so I feel pretty good knowing that if I can tough out the training in my routes, I'll be just fine in the flats.

I know the speed will come eventually, I'm just glad I've got the endurance at this point.

Thankfully I'll be done with the Whole 30 on Tuesday so I can adjust my diet to something that'll be more conducive to my training.

1/29/2017 2:07:00 PM

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"Doing SS program, but with running in the mix so I'm not a full Rippetoe cult member. Interested for any tips on what to add weightlifting. I know there are other programs with more accessory lifts."


I'd keep at SS until you feel like you're hitting a plateau. I didn't start doing SS, but I've always heard it's a pretty good beginner program to learn the basic mechanics for your main lifts. But I hear once you start pushing serious weight, it's better to move onto something else. I've done the Wendler 5/3/1 program and have seen some pretty decent gains by pushing my maxes. It has its drawbacks (not enough volume, can be boring, accessory lifts), but I think if you keep the core programming of your 4 main lifts (OHP, Deadlift, Bench, Squats) supplemented with volume work you can pretty much do any kind of accessory lifts that can help aid in getting you stronger for those lifts.

1/30/2017 8:31:14 AM

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Has anyone consistently stuck with P90x, Insanity, Sweatin to the Oldies, or other similar video fitness programs and achieved any results?

2/6/2017 2:38:30 PM

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I think even if you walk for 30 minutes a day, every day for 90 days you'd see results. I don't think it's the program as much as it is staying consistent in some sort of fitness regiment.

But to answer your specific question, I know plenty of people who have made noticeable gains from P90x/Insanity

2/6/2017 2:48:45 PM

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I did the full 90 days of P90x about 5-6 years ago with a couple buddies in the dead of summer. It was some of the best shape I had ever been. Of course now, the thought of spending 60-90 minutes a day exercising is a luxury I cant even dream about.

2/6/2017 2:54:42 PM

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Yea, I think that's the appeal of the Insanity/Insanity Max programs - 30 minutes and you're done. I, too, wouldn't know what to do with 60-90 minutes a day just to work out.

2/6/2017 3:11:49 PM

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"I, too, wouldn't know what to do with 60-90 minutes a day just to work out."


I do at least 60 mins of weightlifting and could easily go another 10-15 mins on accessory exercises if I wanted to. I take 2-3 min breaks between heavy sets because they take a lot out of me. It's really not about the amount of time you put in, as long as you're efficient with it.

2/7/2017 8:34:50 AM

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"Has anyone consistently stuck with P90x, Insanity, Sweatin to the Oldies, or other similar video fitness programs and achieved any results?"


I have done P90X and am currently doing Body Beast. I am a HUGE FAN of beach body products.. or the videos at least. (I don't buy any of their supplements) If you can stick with their programs you will see results, and the longer you do them, the better you'll look/feel. Some of their stuff isn't really my thing (country heat is a recent zumba/dace type thing) but overall they have a lot of challenging workouts.

I do the BOD $99 a year program to access all of their content online and really enjoy it. I think it's better than the similar stuff offered by Dailyburn.

2/7/2017 5:06:03 PM

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I just finished up Insanity Max and started on Body Beast too, DVD not streaming - only three days into Beast though. The leg day was pretty tough. Only problem is they don't leave much time between sets for switching weights on the bar - I have an old standard size barbell with the damn threaded ends so it's not quick taking weights on/off.

2/7/2017 9:29:49 PM

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Yea... don't be afraid of that pause button. Especially early and if you're trying to bulk. How's your diet? I simply CAN'T get the protein the program calls for without greatly exceeding the calorie count.

2/8/2017 8:40:48 AM

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Agreed - definitely making use of the pause button. Diet is a problem, I don't eat bad but I don't eat super clean either. I have been doing better with the sugar though - but I still relapse on occasion. I just get so tired of eating nothing but chicken and fish all day long and don't feel like spending $$ on some of these paleo-delivery services for more creative meal options.

[Edited on February 8, 2017 at 12:26 PM. Reason : ...]

2/8/2017 12:26:00 PM

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So I'm specifically trying to use beast to lean out and change my body composition. So, that drives my calorie count. I try to get about 1900 calories a day. The problem is getting 30-40% of that from Protein. I take a protein supplement just about every day, and eat eggs and turkey sausage (with veggies) for breakfast, but I just can't get my macro percentages right.

As far as eating clean I struggle with friday night. I just have to have a beer or something, and I know it's not helping ANYTHING... first world problems I guess...

2/8/2017 2:25:01 PM

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My fitness is running races now!
Progress.
sub 22 5K in December
sub 21 5k in February
GOAL sub 19 5k by June.

Any other races or interesting things that will challenge post this way!!!

2/9/2017 1:00:31 AM

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Pretty sure I strained a calf while running the other day. Really don't want to do it but will take the week off, let the legs heal up. Probably also need to lay off the hills, or at least take routes where there isn't so many.

2/9/2017 9:06:53 PM

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Hello diet my only friend Ive been RIP GIRLFRIENDING again

Down to 15-16% bodyfat. Going to increase the old strength pouch for a few weeks then get lean beans for the spring

2/12/2017 11:34:53 PM

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^^^^ switch to liquor.

2/13/2017 12:58:51 AM

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