Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. R.O. Thornhill

    R.O. Thornhill Senior member

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    You are probably right... I do have a program of sorts, which works pretty well - but not as fixed in terms of volume as it should be

    The real problem, however, is that when I find I have the time (and time is usually my downfall) I tend to go nuts. So what should have been a four-day-a-week program turns into a six-day-a-week program, with very little adjustment to the volume in each workout

    Stupid, I know
     


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  3. Axelman 17

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    Depends. Any movement that compresses my leg into my torso is prone to cause pain. If I am sitting in a car with minimal leg room then yes, less so if i have lots of room. I bet it would be worst if I sat on the toilet for a long period of time. The good news is it doesn't seem to be getting worse.
     


  4. GraphicNovelty

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    Silvy is an awesome fitness redditor :inlove:


    This is me as well. Like i said, doc says it's a strain in the groin. It was clearing up until i re-aggrivated it. :fu:
     
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    If you're looking to build the kind of endurance that lets you run 15 kilometers, you probably don't want to include flat-out sprinting into your HIIT. Potential for hamstring injuries is too high, especially if you maintain it for as long as you're talking here.

    If you have a good treadmill, try the following cycle:
    * 30 second run, 80-90% effort, at about 2-4% incline. Conveniently, if you're in decent shape, "80-90% effort" is about the max speed on most treadmills.
    * 1 minute jog, same incline
    * 30 seconds of the same jogging speed, but at maximum grade (about 15% on most good treadmills)
    * 1 minute jog, 2-4% incline
    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    This cycle is intense, no doubt. But, the two high-intensity parts are different -- the 80-90% run part will train your glutes and hamstrings preferentially, and the max incline will nail your quads and calves. You'll still want to puke when you're done, but at least focusing on those groups alternately will allow a bit of "recovery" (well, relatively speaking).

    If your inner thoreau is begging you to run outside, rather than on a treadmill, go ahead and try your sprint/jog plan. But instead of running the sprints flat out, try running them at 90% and then immediately following them with a set of 10-15 squat jumps and/or 15-20 maximum vertical leaps. If you like pain, you'll love that.

    Also: Estimate how much water you'll need to drink to stay hydrated. Then drink 1.5 to 2 times that amount of water.
     


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    Quote: How much rest in between?

    Try running backward as fast as you can for 100-200 meters in between your quarters.
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    How are you dealing with it?
     


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    I have always had a problem with being too skinny, I recently got on protein and creatine and have been hitting the gym regularly. The results have been pretty good, even though I am beginnning to parallel. I have been doing the same amount of weight with little gain for the past month, its getting very frustrating.
     


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    Tiger balm removes the pain. Avoiding things that seriously engage the core.

    KB C&P and SLDL were not the best of ideas.
     


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    What sort of things have you been doing at the gym?
     


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    1 round slow jog in-between
     


  12. mrchariybrown

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    Back to heavier deadlifts today after ~12 weeks off of heavy stuff.

    Wow.. 455 x 5 actually felt kind of heavy in my hands. Probably going to take a week or so to get used to the heavy stuff again.
     


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    Well, Im able to run the 15km without a problem and think that Im still in pretty good shape, but I need to prepare for the upcoming season, especially in regard to speed/swiftness. Regular jogging for 15km would surely improve my endurance, but not my tempo that much, wouldn't it?
    I have no access to treadmills for the time being, unfortunately.

    Thanks for squat jump-advice, sounds like a good idea!
     


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    Inspiration for back day!
     


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    Bought some purple wraath bcaa's to try out training fasted. And a box of OSTrim beef/ostritch jerky. for high protein low-cal snackin'.
     
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