Exercise/Diet Support Group

FancyFeet

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Went to the office gym instead of my usual haunt yesterday, and the weights are in lbs (not kg) - plus there is no 'ladies bar'... so I guessed on my working weight for squats based on how it felt. Getting home and using the googles, I was within 1.5kg of where I was working before the holidays, so yay for muscle memory and for not losing too much over the break/with that nasty virus!
 

Mr 4 styles

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Completed a one month burpee challenge. Tested by doing 100 burpees in 8 min 26 seconds. This is considered "super athlete" if I can go sub 8 minutes it's "total badass" that's the goal. And adding in a prisoner squat/wall sit challenge in prep for spartan race later this month. Also 6 to 7.5 mile trail runs twice a week. And lifting and dancing. It's a second job!!
 

3wishes

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After spending since really November 5, sitting, resting, getting over that DA__
Virus of whatever that was, it felt slow but amazing to do my regular exercise plan again. Although, Zumba instructor had it in for everyone with an entire 20 minutes of dumbbell weights. Yeah, try lifting the arms to the steering wheel, ugh but a good ugh.
 
Also, found out through a couple free personal training sessions that I quite like Olympic weightlifting - can't wait to be able to start working it in more regularly post nationals (I'm not mucking with my strength / conditioning program until then, other than taking rest days when my body tells me they're needed).
 

3wishes

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Ok, why oh why does my body give out at 2.5 miles, power walking.
My goal was been to do a 5k walk....and yes I know how many miles that really is,,, crap!,,, I guess I am going to have to slow down to make that goal, this has been going on for way too long.
Stellar achievement walk goal......the Revlon 3 day walk. That's the goal. I may have to wear roller skates!!! Sigh.
 

raindance

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Ok, why oh why does my body give out at 2.5 miles, power walking.
My goal was been to do a 5k walk....and yes I know how many miles that really is,,, crap!,,, I guess I am going to have to slow down to make that goal, this has been going on for way too long.
Stellar achievement walk goal......the Revlon 3 day walk. That's the goal. I may have to wear roller skates!!! Sigh.
I think you are on the right track... build to the distance you want first, then build speed at that distance. Or switch back and forth (do a 3 mile walk, then do it faster, do a 3.5 mile walk, then do it faster, etc). Sustained fast walking takes a lot of energy!
 

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