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dbhawley
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After talking with a couple of bike shop guys, I ended up decided to go with a hybrid bike. I picked up one the Trek FX 3's and absolutely love it. It should fit my needs well. Just need to find a more comfortable seat, this thing is not comfortable.

5/15/2020 1:51:44 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Very nice bike. I started with an FX 3 when I was riding to lose weight. It would've been fine for my first sprint tri as well.

Be careful with seats. It's counterintuitive, but the big cushy seats that look comfortable can cause excessive friction. Get some good padded bike shorts instead.

5/15/2020 3:51:34 PM

dbhawley
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Any of y'all do regular bike rides around Raleigh? Looking to ride with some other people. I've been exploring the greenways around Raleigh, regularly doing 12-15 mi rides (still building up).

Thanks for the tip about padded bike shorts. I did read about not going with super wide seats, so if I did replace the seat it would just be with narrow, more padded seat. But maybe i'll check out the bike shorts.

5/17/2020 4:54:39 PM

skywalkr
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Used this pandemic to sell off some extra equipment and move everything around. Might squeeze in a functional trainer with the money I pulled in from selling so much stuff.

Rogue rack with a Squatmax MD in the back, 6-shooter plates, Powerblocks up to 90lbs, Ironmasters up to 120lbs, Powertec lat pulldown/low row, hyper extension I’m trying to flip, AB TGrip bar, Rep PowerSpeed bar, and a shitty Titan multigrip bar.

5/18/2020 5:48:19 PM

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Nice! I love my powerblocks, also up to 90 pounds. Sold the squat rack I had, live in a small apartment and just totally killed the free space, especially with a rower too

5/18/2020 6:09:36 PM

skywalkr
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I sold my rower for $1200 during this. Had it for over a year and paid $1000 shipped. Sold a squat stand, bar, bumpers, cheap curl bars, and two benches all at a profit. Replaced the benches with a Rep AB-5200 when it was in stock.

5/18/2020 6:52:26 PM

JP
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^Damn, sold my Concept 2 for $900, but I only had $500 in it. I also sold a trap bar, GHD, spring clips, Titan pull up bar, Atlantis T-bar row, and other assorted gym items for more than I paid new & used. Took that money to buy a new Rep PR-4000 rack w/ storage and accessories, some spotter arms for my Rogue HR-2, and a used Titan reverse hyper.

Would love some Ironmasters or Powerblocks, but that isn't happening anytime soon lol.

[Edited on May 19, 2020 at 8:22 AM. Reason : ]

5/19/2020 8:22:02 AM

skywalkr
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Very nice, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to sell it all for what I did. Think I might throw it all, plus too much cash unfortunately, at the Prime Fitness functional trainer. That thing is badass and the moveable arms makes it so versatile.

5/19/2020 12:35:20 PM

StTexan
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Had personal best(at least recently) walking on treadmill today. 456 calories in 30 minutes. 15” incline 3.5mph. If I could quit smoking(again) I’d be able to run again...

5/19/2020 9:55:53 PM

spchandr1
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You can do it!

5/27/2020 3:30:14 PM

spchandr1
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My diet is going well. 1200 calories per day is not as bad as I thought. One thing I could improve on is exercising every day and taking in more protein.

5/27/2020 3:31:44 PM

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Curious why those who had rowing machines sold them? I've been wanting a Concept 2 for a while to give the treadmill a break, but I only ever used to do short workouts with them back in the crossfit days. Worth the $1000 or so I'll prob spend on one, or should I just stick with the treadmill on cardio days inside?

5/27/2020 3:42:03 PM

JP
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^It's a great machine, and a worthy investment. But I got mine used at 500 bucks & decided to sell for a profit of 400 dollars for other equipment (been eyeing a new rack). That's really the only reason, as I may buy one later if/when the home gym hysteria subsides.

5/27/2020 3:50:51 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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^^^check out http://www.reddit.com/r/volumeeating . they have a ton of ideas on how to stay satiated while on a calorie restriction.

protein is definitely important. my favorite low cal protein sources are canned chicken and nonfat greek yogurt. some whey protein powder is also good to put in other foods. whip some chocolate whey powder into some plain greek yogurt and you something like chocolate mousse.

[Edited on May 27, 2020 at 7:36 PM. Reason : daf]

5/27/2020 7:31:32 PM

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this guy has insane control over his pecs being able to contract bundles of fibers separately and with that rhythm

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxobK6jfd5iCSmcr9NmitSiddvDiPItIU7ou80/

never seen anything like that before

5/29/2020 2:24:38 PM

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Well I was running really well doing 5k 2-3 times a week, got down to 28min or so, even did a 10k. Once I tried to up my weekly mileage I started getting pain in my arches (plantar fasciitis?), which is something I’ve never experienced. Gonna be sidelined a bit while that heals. I’m so injury prone with running it’s frustrating. Gained a few pounds without cardio and am now trying keto plus weight training 4-5 days a week.

Good news is that I ended up buying a road bike today. Went with a new one so I wouldn’t be risking more Craigslist fraud drama. Got a Specialized Allez Elite. I was thrilled they had my size, they’re backordered for several months right now. I have a lot of friends getting into riding so hopefully going to be doing the greenway loop soon. I’m sure they’ll be happy to add riders if anyone wants to join, I saw some posts about riding groups at the top of the page!

7/11/2020 5:36:56 PM

rwoody
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What kind of shoes do you wear? My podiatrist made me stop wearing nikes, i just got some Brooks.

7/11/2020 8:31:05 PM

ncsuallday
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^Nike Pegasus Turbo 1s. They’re shot, too. I’ll take a look at brooks. I need to go to a good running shop - maybe Bill City Running? and try some

7/11/2020 10:01:16 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Fleet Feet is usually pretty good.

But good call on the bike. A lot easier on the body as long as you don't get hit by a car.

7/11/2020 10:16:12 PM

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