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Re: FitClub
« Reply #120 on: November 01, 2017, 06:56:21 PM »

Our skipper is a pt who I use

Some of best money Ive spent as we go as a group of 4 and do circuits etc and has helped us all massively

Plus go to his place for Pilates which has made the biggest difference in terms of flexibility and strength

Each to their own I guess as good and bad trainers out there but some just need the extra help
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #121 on: November 01, 2017, 09:23:41 PM »

With all due respect why you hire a PT.
No one knows your body better than you. i am sure here there will be a number of members quite knowledgeable to help you get you goal.

In my opinion getting a PT is waste of money . I see lots of people in my gym with PT wasting their hard earned money. the fees you pay to PT you can easily buy your food for 3 days.

PT has been the best money i have spent. Ever!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #122 on: November 01, 2017, 10:31:18 PM »

I have heard good and bad about PTs! Some really know their stuff and provide superb motivation! Others are not that energetic and are more like glorified gym instructors, if that.
But whichever they are, they do provide one very thing! They get you exercising and ensure you go to that workout! That has to be a good thing for people who struggle to get up and out the door!?
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #123 on: November 02, 2017, 09:28:00 AM »

@petehosk  is my remote PT!  He's done me an exercise routine which is equally as unpleasant and exhausting as working with a PT!

I mean really - who invented 'Burpees' - they are the very devil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #124 on: November 18, 2017, 11:21:24 AM »

Bear crawls are the devil Brucey especially backwards

Made my crazy choice this week of doing a half marathon next year and ran 8 miles yesterday 3 today and already regretting it

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Re: FitClub
« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2017, 05:42:50 PM »

Leg day this afternoon post season squat PB...

1000m row
Squat 100x5 110x5 115x5 117.5 120x5
Hip raises 50kgx10x3
Lunges 32kgx20x3
Calf raises 40x3
Leg press drop set 140 120 100 x10

Finished with..
Skipping 2min x3
Ab Planks 2min
Leg raises 4kg x20
Cable twist 10x10

Focusing on strength and power up until Christmas then will up the cardio from Jan onwards!

Hows everyone elses fitness goals getting on...?


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Re: FitClub
« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2017, 05:46:20 PM »

Not too bad - did rest day today.....phew! Held up 3 cushions on the sofa whilst stretching and snoring!   :D
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2017, 06:06:39 PM »

What do people think of the resistance weights machines in gyms? Or kettle bell training? I try to stay away from the free weights area as I am particularly allergic to beafcakes and meatheads!
My main goal is weightloss- for the last three weeks I've been doing about 3 spinning classes per week.I have been doing some bodyweight workouts but feel I need to do more weights stuff
My stomach seems to have shrunk and I feel healthier and slimmer,but this doesn't seem to be translating into much of a change in the scales!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #128 on: November 18, 2017, 06:20:52 PM »

I'm generally pretty anti resistant machines they engage fewer muscles than free weights i.e leg press= mainly quad activity squat= quad hamstring core stability list goes on. Appreciate the free weight can be pretty scary at first but ultimately we all start somewhere and you quickly realise no one really gives a (No Swearing Please) what others are up to.

I'm no PT but i would advise a combination of strength and cardio based training the more useful muscle you put on the higher your metabolic rate will be which is the amount of calories your body needs to maintain an equilibrium (essentially you burn more calories when your doing bugger all) cardio training to keep you in a calorie deficit.

I would ignore the scales muscle weighs more than fat go by how you feel and look and hopefully the numbers on free weight days go up and the intensity of cardio workouts the same!

 
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #129 on: November 18, 2017, 06:29:31 PM »

I'm a big kettlebell convert, love em
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #130 on: November 18, 2017, 06:39:47 PM »

I think kettle bells are excellent. Any exercise is better than none at all!!
But people just need to decide what the want to do and work around that in the way they want to. If unsure then there are some decent fitness trainers at gys who can advise.
My personal preference at my age is cardio. I am just under 17 stone so I am not interested in bulking up! So more toning for me.
I know about running having done a few half marathons, a full one, plus various other shorter events. But as I am just working on base fitness at the moment, Therefore my workout is:
SAT: Running Intervals for 50 mins (2 mins 12-13kph an 1 min 10kph recovery - repeat 10 times. Then go faster)
        Followed by Dumbell workout list below
TUE: 70-80mins easy pace (10kph)
WED: 45 mins brisk walk (6kph) at 10-12 degrees incline.
         Followed by Dumbell workout again
THU: 30mins at 10kph, 20mins at 11kph, 20 mins back down to 10kph and cool down.

Dumbbell workout is down pretty fast. I use light weights but when I do a set, I do not rest between!

Set 1: 12 x pressups, 12 x shoulder press (10kg), 12 x hammer curls (10kg), tricep pull down on machine. Rest for 1 minute and repeat without resting in between!
Set 2: 12 x dumbbell pullover (15kg), upright rows Dumbells (12kg), Concentration curls (8kg), French press (10kg). Rest for 1 minute and repeat.
Set 3: 12 x Dumbbell side raises (8kg), 12 x front raises (6kg), tricep kickbacks (5kg). Rest for 1 minutes and repeat.

Stretching is the most important aspect of the workout in my eyes! Whether running or whether using weights, I always allow 15 minutes for full stretches after!
That is mine currently anyway! I have worked up to this in 2 months as I have been very lazy for the last couple of years. So felt it time to either get fat or get fit!! I could argue that I am a little bit of both!

So find your own balance and find the best schedule that fits in with your working weeks. Then find the exercises which work for you and try and slowly introduce little healthy changes in diet! Nothing too radical but one little step at a time is what I find works well!
But most of all, stay motivated and keep going! No excuses for skipping an exercise day chaps!!

And before the keener eyed person will tell me that I skipped my Saturday workout, that was because I had a days holiday yesterday, so I spent 2 hours of it in the gym doing running and dumbbells.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #131 on: November 20, 2017, 06:55:45 PM »

Strength-based exercise is the best thing you can be doing, particularly as you get older. Use it or lose it, as they say! That doesn't mean going full meathead, chowing down loads of protein shakes or aiming your workout solely at standing still lifting heavy things, but it's gotta be done in some form or other ('bulking up' not necessary! ;)). Squats/other exercises that work your legs and back are vital too, you use your legs and core in absolutely every athletic movement. Here's something that actually just got published: https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/11/01/strength-exercise-as-vital-as-aerobic-new-research-finds.html

@golders - if you're slimmer and feel healthier I wouldn't worry too much about what it says on the scales! Weight training will definitely help though, both in fitness and weight loss terms, you'll find a relatively short time spent with kettlebells or similar will be a lot more effective than hours on the treadmill. It's all about how you use them, the same way as running isn't just running - Usain Bolt and Mo Farah don't have very similar training regimens! As Davehugh said, resistance machines have their uses but they just isolate whatever movement the particular machine is for. Great if you really want to work a particular muscle, less good for actual athletic benefit as when it comes to sport or daily life you're moving in complex ways rather than sat on a machine flexing one set of muscles. I'd highly recommend kettlebells (as would plenty of others on here), kettlebell swings and similar exercises are much more of a full-body movement than most weight training methods, so you work all different parts of your body and have to make coordinated movements rather than attacking muscles one by one. They're also good cardio if used right, and you can get great results with relatively small weights. Have a chat with a trainer if you can and experiment though, variation and finding what you enjoy is always good!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #132 on: November 20, 2017, 11:43:09 PM »

Another 2.5lb down this week, 3 stone 6lb in total.

Would like another 1st before Christmas but may be a push, will have to have a couple of decent losses over the next couple of weeks.

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Re: FitClub
« Reply #133 on: Yesterday at 08:45:56 PM »

Another 2.5lb down this week, 3 stone 6lb in total.

Would like another 1st before Christmas but may be a push, will have to have a couple of decent losses over the next couple of weeks.

Thats great work!! I had a couple of bad weeks and put half a stone back on, keeping off the beer on a weekend when weve got dos to go to is hard
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #134 on: Yesterday at 09:09:30 PM »

Ive just gone back to slimming world.
Weighing in at 18st 5lbs at the moment, hoping to get down to 16st 8lbs.
Just want to lose the belly more than anything, gonna run this alongside my gym plan so should really see some difference
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