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    by sageoftruth » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:32 pm

    onenight wrote:What's wrong with kitchens, it's the best room in the house.


    Nah! That would be my bedroom. Privacy and video games rule.
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    by Stained Class » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:33 pm

    sageoftruth wrote:
    onenight wrote:What's wrong with kitchens, it's the best room in the house.


    Nah! That would be my bedroom. Privacy and video games rule.

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    by Ingrid » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:31 am

    Yeah, today it was the first time that I ran 5 kilometers within (exactly) half an hour!!!! :mrgreen: :headbanger: :mrgreen: :headbanger:
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    by ShoreSlayer » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:26 am

    Ingrid wrote:Yeah, today it was the first time that I ran 5 kilometers within (exactly) half an hour!!!! :mrgreen: :headbanger: :mrgreen: :headbanger:

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    by Ingrid » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:18 am

    Thanks!

    Now I'm not allowed to run for 6 weeks, so my injury can finally heal (stubborn me just continued) so I subsribed to the gym yesterday and paid my first visit today.

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    by viathyn » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:09 pm

    Hit a personal weightlifting milestone today:

    I'm now in the 1000 lb club for combined max weights for the 'big three' lifts.

    Back Squat: 405 lbs
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    by alex_canada » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:21 am

    Very impressive! I wish I could do barbell bench, but my shoulders don't like it. My gym only has dumbbells up to 90 lbs, so I've just been hanging around with them and doing stupid high reps for chest press. You will definitely be the most jacked guy in the Canadian hot tub
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    by viathyn » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:00 pm

    Yeah I can see how barbell bench could be irritating for some shoulders.
    Still though, doing high reps of 90 lb dumbbells is impressive as hell man. The balance and control required for that is much more of a workout than doing 250 with a bar.

    I don't want to change my lifestyle of eating and drinking lots, so being cut is out of the question. Fat muscular. Bearmode!
    Don't think you'll be able to get me into the hot tub though!!
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    by alex_canada » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:14 pm

    So with my hurt shoulder, I decided all I could really do is cardio. I set a goal to run 40 miles a week (I run usually a tenth of that) and of course promptly injured my achilles and am now wearing a boot as often as I can throughout the day. But! - one of the few exercises I actually can do at the moment is deadlift, which I haven't really touched for 8 years, always being worried about my back. Started out just working on range of motion a few weeks ago, now at 225 x 8. Still haven't felt it at all in legs....shit my lower back is incredibly weak.

    Pretty sure I'm 5 lbs lighter than this time last year, which for me isn't a good thing...it's incredibly hard for me to put ON weight.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by Emma » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:20 am

    This will be my first cruise but I've read somewhere there is usually a running track on deck but I'm guessing it might not be there for our cruise because of stage stuff or that people are everywhere including on the track? Anyone who knows?
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    by Speedy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:42 am

    Emma wrote:This will be my first cruise but I've read somewhere there is usually a running track on deck but I'm guessing it might not be there for our cruise because of stage stuff or that people are everywhere including on the track? Anyone who knows?

    The promenade on deck 7 is probably your best bet. The jogging track on deck 12 will be full of people, except possibly early morning before the first gig.
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    by Emma » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:08 am

    Speedy wrote:
    Emma wrote:This will be my first cruise but I've read somewhere there is usually a running track on deck but I'm guessing it might not be there for our cruise because of stage stuff or that people are everywhere including on the track? Anyone who knows?

    The promenade on deck 7 is probably your best bet. The jogging track on deck 12 will be full of people, except possibly early morning before the first gig.
    http://www.royalcaribbean.no/royal-cari ... e-seas.htm


    Thanks!
    Guessing that in my head I really think I will take time for running, but in reality I'll just take the stairs (elevator....) holding a beer...
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    by mooyagi » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:53 am

    gnoff_the_creep wrote:off topic as usual I am, but the elevators are very slow and I usually just take the stairs, with beer in hand or not


    Stairs only. No elevators for me.

    Emma wrote:This will be my first cruise but I've read somewhere there is usually a running track on deck but I'm guessing it might not be there for our cruise because of stage stuff or that people are everywhere including on the track? Anyone who knows?


    I believe there is a fitness center on the ship that you could use if you have no luck with the running track.

    Also, I need people to give up on their New Year Resolutions already. Damn fitness center at our apartment complex is packed now. :bitch:
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    by viathyn » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:04 am

    alex_canada wrote:So with my hurt shoulder, I decided all I could really do is cardio. I set a goal to run 40 miles a week (I run usually a tenth of that) and of course promptly injured my achilles and am now wearing a boot as often as I can throughout the day. But! - one of the few exercises I actually can do at the moment is deadlift, which I haven't really touched for 8 years, always being worried about my back. Started out just working on range of motion a few weeks ago, now at 225 x 8. Still haven't felt it at all in legs....shit my lower back is incredibly weak.

    Pretty sure I'm 5 lbs lighter than this time last year, which for me isn't a good thing...it's incredibly hard for me to put ON weight.

    Deadlifts are sweet. I ripped a callous off of my left palm yesterday doing sets of 405 x 2, which promptly ended that portion of the workout haha.

    You're a tall dude. Doing any kind of Olympic lift is already harder because you've got to push/pull/lift farther than shorter guys. Do you use a belt for deads? Once I started using it, I stopped worrying about my lower back as much.
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    by Ingrid » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:14 pm

    Emma wrote:This will be my first cruise but I've read somewhere there is usually a running track on deck but I'm guessing it might not be there for our cruise because of stage stuff or that people are everywhere including on the track? Anyone who knows?



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    by alex_canada » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:13 pm

    viathyn wrote:
    alex_canada wrote:So with my hurt shoulder, I decided all I could really do is cardio. I set a goal to run 40 miles a week (I run usually a tenth of that) and of course promptly injured my achilles and am now wearing a boot as often as I can throughout the day. But! - one of the few exercises I actually can do at the moment is deadlift, which I haven't really touched for 8 years, always being worried about my back. Started out just working on range of motion a few weeks ago, now at 225 x 8. Still haven't felt it at all in legs....shit my lower back is incredibly weak.

    Pretty sure I'm 5 lbs lighter than this time last year, which for me isn't a good thing...it's incredibly hard for me to put ON weight.

    Deadlifts are sweet. I ripped a callous off of my left palm yesterday doing sets of 405 x 2, which promptly ended that portion of the workout haha.

    You're a tall dude. Doing any kind of Olympic lift is already harder because you've got to push/pull/lift farther than shorter guys. Do you use a belt for deads? Once I started using it, I stopped worrying about my lower back as much.


    I don't use a belt, perhaps I should try it out and see if I like it. But yeah, in terms of appearance and weight I can move, it would be a massive difference if I was shorter. Still though, it's better to have good sight lines.
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    by BehnWilson » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:35 pm

    At work they gave us all Fitbits which are devices which count the number of steps you take each day. They are having a competition in the office but there are a couple of young people in the office that regularly play basketball and they are blowing away the rest of us old folks. Playing basketball evidently gives an Ungodly step count.

    But its a good motivational tool, will get on the bike or elliptical at home to add some points when watching tv.
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    by TOM CRUISE » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:26 am

    There comes a time in your life where you just decide your health is more important. After the 5th time in a year a complete stranger walked up to me in public and told me that I looked like the comedian Penn Jillette, I decided to do something about it. Granted I was also called a "fat" piece a shit, by a family (not blood related) member several times with in the past 2 years.

    Well I joined Golds Gym Sunday and I have worked out two days in a row. I decided to do 8 personal training sessions too. I have eliminated sugar from my diet and junk food. My goal is to lose 50 or 60 lbs and look like a chemo patient by June.
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    by TOM CRUISE » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:11 am

    Still going. Only day off from killer hardcore cardio was Friday. Hired a personal trainer and start training march 16. I had no idea how much I weighed until yesterday at the gym. Scale there said 245 pounds. :bitch: The no booze for 8 days has been the hardest. Lol

    I'm trying to lose 40lbs by MDF and my June 13th graduation, with Hellfest the following week..
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    by TOM CRUISE » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:59 am

    Update- I am still going strong. I have lost 12 lbs and have a personal trainer now. My first session was yesterday and I am sore today. We did my Body fat measurments (BMI- BODY MASS INDEX) and I have 35% fat on my body right now. We are trying to cut that in half. My ultimate goal is to lose 40 more lbs by June 13th. My graduation day from college.
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    TOM CRUISE wrote:Update- I am still going strong. I have lost 12 lbs and have a personal trainer now. My first session was yesterday and I am sore today. We did my Body fat measurments (BMI- BODY MASS INDEX) and I have 35% fat on my body right now. We are trying to cut that in half. My ultimate goal is to lose 40 more lbs by June 13th. My graduation day from college.


    Good for you, Scott!

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before but there is this app called "My Fitness Pal" and it really helps you keep track of your diet (if you're honest). It has helped me lose weight and have better nutrition.
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    Samhain wrote:
    TOM CRUISE wrote:Update- I am still going strong. I have lost 12 lbs and have a personal trainer now. My first session was yesterday and I am sore today. We did my Body fat measurments (BMI- BODY MASS INDEX) and I have 35% fat on my body right now. We are trying to cut that in half. My ultimate goal is to lose 40 more lbs by June 13th. My graduation day from college.


    Good for you, Scott!

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before but there is this app called "My Fitness Pal" and it really helps you keep track of your diet (if you're honest). It has helped me lose weight and have better nutrition.


    Thank you ! No I have never heard of that app. I will download it now and add my 1/2 a grapefruit and Dannon Light and Fit Greek yogurt (Pineapple) to my food diary. :D
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    TOM CRUISE wrote:Update- I am still going strong. I have lost 12 lbs and have a personal trainer now. My first session was yesterday and I am sore today. We did my Body fat measurments (BMI- BODY MASS INDEX) and I have 35% fat on my body right now. We are trying to cut that in half. My ultimate goal is to lose 40 more lbs by June 13th. My graduation day from college.



    Congrats!


    I wish I could do that. I have no motivation.. I need to lose 50-60lbs and am depressed over being fat... I would love to reach my goal by the time next cruise rolls around.. but I highly doubt it as it has been my goal for years now....
    I'm lazy.. and can't afford a gym/trainer.. and I have no one to push me or go with me....it sucks.. I am right now trying to change my eating habits ... but yeah.. I just don't enjoy anything about exercising....can someone send me some motivation!!!!!!!

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    by onenight » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:36 pm

    LadyBlackfhyre wrote:
    TOM CRUISE wrote:Update- I am still going strong. I have lost 12 lbs and have a personal trainer now. My first session was yesterday and I am sore today. We did my Body fat measurments (BMI- BODY MASS INDEX) and I have 35% fat on my body right now. We are trying to cut that in half. My ultimate goal is to lose 40 more lbs by June 13th. My graduation day from college.



    Congrats!


    I wish I could do that. I have no motivation.. I need to lose 50-60lbs and am depressed over being fat... I would love to reach my goal by the time next cruise rolls around.. but I highly doubt it as it has been my goal for years now....
    I'm lazy.. and can't afford a gym/trainer.. and I have no one to push me or go with me....it sucks.. I am right now trying to change my eating habits ... but yeah.. I just don't enjoy anything about exercising....can someone send me some motivation!!!!!!!


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    by AlaskaRachel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:49 pm

    A couple weeks ago I bought a simple elliptical/stair climber and I've been using it every other day for about 20-30 minutes. For those that don't know the extreme depths of my laziness, this is a big deal for me :lol:
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    AlaskaRachel wrote:A couple weeks ago I bought a simple elliptical/stair climber and I've been using it every other day for about 20-30 minutes. For those that don't know the extreme depths of my laziness, this is a big deal for me :lol:


    how much did you spend on it?

    I feel like if I could do something like that at home I'd be more into it then having to travel ....
    again... lazyness gets the best of me...

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    LadyBlackfhyre wrote:
    AlaskaRachel wrote:A couple weeks ago I bought a simple elliptical/stair climber and I've been using it every other day for about 20-30 minutes. For those that don't know the extreme depths of my laziness, this is a big deal for me :lol:


    how much did you spend on it?

    I feel like if I could do something like that at home I'd be more into it then having to travel ....
    again... lazyness gets the best of me...

    It was less than $300 on Amazon, and doesn't take up very much space. Fits nicely by my couch in front of the TV :cool: I really don't like gyms and it would be impossible to get me to go to one every other day.
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    by LadyBlackfhyre » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:12 pm

    AlaskaRachel wrote:
    LadyBlackfhyre wrote:
    AlaskaRachel wrote:A couple weeks ago I bought a simple elliptical/stair climber and I've been using it every other day for about 20-30 minutes. For those that don't know the extreme depths of my laziness, this is a big deal for me :lol:


    how much did you spend on it?

    I feel like if I could do something like that at home I'd be more into it then having to travel ....
    again... lazyness gets the best of me...

    It was less than $300 on Amazon, and doesn't take up very much space. Fits nicely by my couch in front of the TV :cool: I really don't like gyms and it would be impossible to get me to go to one every other day.



    Something I will consider when I get some extra $$$$

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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by viathyn » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:55 am

    I got smoked by a car while crossing the street in mid-May, and I injured my knee so I've been unable to do leg-related workouts for the last 6 weeks.

    But my bench press is at 275 lbs now, which is nice.
    Gonna go for 285 next week.
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    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:59 pm

    Nice Jake ! I started out with the bar (weighs 45lbs) and now I am at 160. I started deadlifts last week ., Those are cool. I have been with a personal trainer for 3 months and plan to train with him for a year.

    I am down another 5 lbs now. 222 lbs and on the cruise I was 252 lbs.

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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:05 pm

    viathyn wrote:I got smoked by a car while crossing the street in mid-May, and I injured my knee so I've been unable to do leg-related workouts for the last 6 weeks.

    But my bench press is at 275 lbs now, which is nice.
    Gonna go for 285 next week.


    Sorry to hear that. I cracked a rib 2 weeks ago doing 1 leg , leg presses. had like 300 lbs on the fucker. I am almost better. But I can still do squats, lunges and step -ups and leg extensions and hamstring curls and the calve machine.

    If you fuck your knee up it sucks. I love leg day. I am usually sore the next day and the day after !
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    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:08 pm

    i have also been doing 25 to 30 miles per week of cardio. Usually 5 miles everyday. And I drink over a gallon (usually gallon and a half) of water everyday

    Pre workout- Muscle Pharm- "Assault" fruit punch flavor
    Post workout- Muscle Pharm- Protien Shake cookies and cream flavor

    And a multi-vitamin. :)
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by CountArioch » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:00 am

    I have likewise been working on health stuff.

    I can't claim any desire to be "fit", as I'm lazy and I just don't want to work that hard. But my doc said I need to drop 50 pounds or die, so I've been working on that. 2 months and 20 pounds are down so far, and I do feel a lot better than I have before.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by sageoftruth » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:37 pm

    I did two 4-mile runs yesterday and Monday. It seems to be replacing taewkando as my preferred way of getting exercise, since I don't have to worry about leaving work early enough to get there on time. Yesterday, I was running to the songs "Heathen Arise" and "Frail Titan" (Thanks Viathyn!"). I may have eaten away all of that progress today though, thanks to a trip I took to Five Guys.
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    by TOM CRUISE » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:44 pm

    Good luck to everyone. Once you realize "This is a lifestyle" and not "I need to drop" thing then you will succeed greatly.

    I am strength training 4 days per week (2 with a personal trainer) Before the workout, I take 1 heaping spoonful of Muscle Pharm "Assault" (fruit punch). Post workout I take 3 heaping spoons of Muscle Pharm Protein powder (cookies and cream)

    Then I do cardio (4 to 5 miles) 6 days per week.

    My broken rib is STILL healing after 5 weeks since injury. Sam Peters said it took 4 months for his 2 broken ribs to heal after he broke them during "Pull the Plug" by DTA in the Chorus Line on the last cruise.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by klons » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:35 pm

    TOM CRUISE wrote:Good luck to everyone. Once you realize "This is a lifestyle" and not "I need to drop" thing then you will succeed greatly.

    I am strength training 4 days per week (2 with a personal trainer) Before the workout, I take 1 heaping spoonful of Muscle Pharm "Assault" (fruit punch). Post workout I take 3 heaping spoons of Muscle Pharm Protein powder (cookies and cream)

    Then I do cardio (4 to 5 miles) 6 days per week.

    My broken rib is STILL healing after 5 weeks since injury. Sam Peters said it took 4 months for his 2 broken ribs to heal after he broke them during "Pull the Plug" by DTA in the Chorus Line on the last cruise.


    Broken ribs are fucking terrible, massive hindrance on everything you try to do.

    I fully agree on the "this is a lifestyle" comment. As an example for myself, just doing a full on change in diet at home has allowed me to drop 25 pounds over the last year (and I'm generally considered a "smaller" person).
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by viathyn » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:16 am

    TOM CRUISE wrote:
    viathyn wrote:I got smoked by a car while crossing the street in mid-May, and I injured my knee so I've been unable to do leg-related workouts for the last 6 weeks.

    But my bench press is at 275 lbs now, which is nice.
    Gonna go for 285 next week.


    Sorry to hear that. I cracked a rib 2 weeks ago doing 1 leg , leg presses. had like 300 lbs on the fucker. I am almost better. But I can still do squats, lunges and step -ups and leg extensions and hamstring curls and the calve machine.

    If you fuck your knee up it sucks. I love leg day. I am usually sore the next day and the day after !

    Things are getting better for me! Did my first leg workout last week since the accident and will be doing another one today :)

    I'm very happy that you're working so hard and seeing the results you wanted, Scott. Keep it up, man! How's your rib feeling now?
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by viathyn » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:17 am

    sageoftruth wrote:I did two 4-mile runs yesterday and Monday. It seems to be replacing taewkando as my preferred way of getting exercise, since I don't have to worry about leaving work early enough to get there on time. Yesterday, I was running to the songs "Heathen Arise" and "Frail Titan" (Thanks Viathyn!"). I may have eaten away all of that progress today though, thanks to a trip I took to Five Guys.

    Hahaha nice, man! There's a bunch of fast ones on the new one too, so hopefully you'll have a couple additions to your running soundtrack.
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