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I know short answers might be 'I'm not!' but I'm keen to know what people are doing.

 

I'm struggling alot to find motivation so I'd love to take some inspiration from all of you and get some tips to get my arse out of this sofa!

 

I've been trying to get out in the garden and play a little football game once or twice with my daughter which isnt much but it breaks the day up. Also, done some Yoga Cosmic Kids video with them which was fun...and made me realise I'm not as flexible as I once was 🤣

 

Let's hear what you've done!

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I have my super fit son living at home now and he's doing 'Dad work out' programmes for me in the garden while he does his more strenuous stuff. Doing it every other day atm

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@GazzaGarratt I normally do my press-ups in 3 sets between getting up and going to work during the week and I don't prefer any part of the day above another tbh. I did find the 100 press-ups a day for

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I’ve been doing Joe Wicks in the morning to get me back into exercise and mixing it in with some of of my old rugby training exercises. I must admit he talks a lot but it is also for kids, so if you’re an adult just push your a bit harder.

 

Also all the money he generates from these videos goes straight to the NHS, so stick it on in the background even if you’re not exercising. If you can’t even do that then you truly are lazy.

 

I also went on a bit of a jog yesterday but my back hasn’t been great over the years and jogging isn’t good for my back. Im determined to keep up with exercise so hopefully I can get back to my shredded self or just be a bit fitter. I think I go for a bit fitter 😄

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Well while me and Euan were trying to nail the strippers tonight, Fufu said she doesn't sleep around... Other than that the game is perfect

 

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As they closed the gym at work we needed something else so we've been getting a 2.5-3 mile walk in during our lunch break. Seems weird at 2 in the morning to get waved at and not stopped by the multitude of police that pass us nightly.

I also have a bench and some weights at home that I use sporadically and I've gone back to 100 press ups a day. I've lost the motivation to go out walking at the weekend but I'll have to do it while off work next week.

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I have my super fit son living at home now and he's doing 'Dad work out' programmes for me in the garden while he does his more strenuous stuff. Doing it every other day atm

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On 4/6/2020 at 8:19 AM, uberwarrior said:

Well I've had a healthy breakfast!! Banana, Greek yoghurt and honey, after walking the dog. That's about as good it'll get today at least.

 

 

Well half the job is eating well Mark so fair play! I must admit, I just eat one Granary piece of toast so maybe swapping it for banana and cereal could be freshen it up.

On 4/6/2020 at 8:21 AM, tronic44 said:

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I’ve been doing Joe Wicks in the morning to get me back into exercise and mixing it in with some of of my old rugby training exercises. I must admit he talks a lot but it is also for kids, so if you’re an adult just push your a bit harder.

 

Also all the money he generates from these videos goes straight to the NHS, so stick it on in the background even if you’re not exercising. If you can’t even do that then you truly are lazy.

 

I also went on a bit of a jog yesterday but my back hasn’t been great over the years and jogging isn’t good for my back. Im determined to keep up with exercise so hopefully I can get back to my shredded self or just be a bit fitter. I think I go for a bit fitter 😄

 

Yeah, he's done a great job doubling up by giving all proceeds to the NHS. Kids did it once, we've lost momentum since so sounds like it's time to find it tomorrow morning 👍

On 4/6/2020 at 9:53 AM, Middle Class Caveman said:

Giant home gym + being an S&C coach = still as fit as I was 3 weeks ago 😎

 

That would be a dream to have right now. Do you do any cardio at all Elliott?

 

On 4/6/2020 at 10:52 AM, techno said:

As they closed the gym at work we needed something else so we've been getting a 2.5-3 mile walk in during our lunch break. Seems weird at 2 in the morning to get waved at and not stopped by the multitude of police that pass us nightly.

I also have a bench and some weights at home that I use sporadically and I've gone back to 100 press ups a day. I've lost the motivation to go out walking at the weekend but I'll have to do it while off work next week.

 

3 miles is still a trek so I dont think you're missing out. Better than zero right? What time of day do you do your 100 pressups? Do you find set times work better.

On 4/6/2020 at 10:54 AM, phil bottle said:

Cycling to get my supplies mostly. 

 

Bike huh? What type would you recommend for an everyday ride for 20 minutes Phil?

On 4/6/2020 at 11:17 AM, Plumbers Crack said:

I have my super fit son living at home now and he's doing 'Dad work out' programmes for me in the garden while he does his more strenuous stuff. Doing it every other day atm

 

That's awesome Dave. It must feel better mentally too having the boy around? Everyday training would be a challenge for me too btw.

 

 

Great advice all. I may look at varying up over a few days. A youtube workout, walk, might even look into a bike if we seem to be like this for a while.

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@GazzaGarratt for bicycles you want to go for a hybrid. But one with a large frame. I have a Specialized Crossroads which has lasted me 10 years so far. Although I've changed all of the parts at some point or other. Cycling every day means I need to change the chain and cogset every couple of years, brake blocks can be yearly. Once in a while I get a professional to service it as I'm only an amateur and some things, like greasing ballbearings, take me too long to do. But that's a once every 5 years type job.

I cycle from Hackney to Barbican/St Paul's for work but I cycle for leisure too. There's a canal in Hackney which takes you to the river Lea and there's a whole section of east london green space around that way that many people don't know about, as even in summer its fairly peaceful. There's an old overgrown waterworks and bird sanctuary, plus hackney marshes to the north, and you almost feel like you're in the countryside.

I hate walking but on a bike I feel magnificent.

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2 hours ago, phil bottle said:

@GazzaGarratt for bicycles you want to go for a hybrid. But one with a large frame. I have a Specialized Crossroads which has lasted me 10 years so far. Although I've changed all of the parts at some point or other. Cycling every day means I need to change the chain and cogset every couple of years, brake blocks can be yearly. Once in a while I get a professional to service it as I'm only an amateur and some things, like greasing ballbearings, take me too long to do. But that's a once every 5 years type job.

I cycle from Hackney to Barbican/St Paul's for work but I cycle for leisure too. There's a canal in Hackney which takes you to the river Lea and there's a whole section of east london green space around that way that many people don't know about, as even in summer its fairly peaceful. There's an old overgrown waterworks and bird sanctuary, plus hackney marshes to the north, and you almost feel like you're in the countryside.

I hate walking but on a bike I feel magnificent.

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I used to love Hackney marsh area, walking down by the little stream does make you feel like you're in the countryside!

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Well while me and Euan were trying to nail the strippers tonight, Fufu said she doesn't sleep around... Other than that the game is perfect

 

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@GazzaGarratt I normally do my press-ups in 3 sets between getting up and going to work during the week and I don't prefer any part of the day above another tbh. I did find the 100 press-ups a day for 30 days to see if it was a gimmick but I actually felt it worked for me, I went from struggling through 30 to actually hitting 50.in 1 go.

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Nothing in-doors but as you know my usual running outside is what keeps me sane.  Hopefully the measures we are now under don't get tighter and they don't take away exercising outdoors.  @techno  I struggle with push-ups, too weak to do them.  I've been trying to do them during lockdown, just 10 on a night and the last 2 pushes are hard on my arms.  I'll try continue with it though and see if I can improve to do them for longer.

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20 hours ago, Middle Class Caveman said:

Cardio, is that Spanish?

Naw, it’s Greek in origin...kardia - heart ......just saying 😎

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@phil bottle never heard of specialised crossroads so i've just taken a look. They seem to be decent bikes and especially for the stuff you do. Not many places to go on bike rides here but there are a few parks not far away so maybe as the lockdown settles down a bit and people stop being dicks then its a viable option for sure. Any provider would you recommend?

 

On 4/8/2020 at 2:39 PM, techno said:

I did find the 100 press-ups a day for 30 days to see if it was a gimmick but I actually felt it worked for me, I went from struggling through 30 to actually hitting 50.in 1 go.

 

That's a simple decent challenge to do,  maybe I can get the kids involved too. Nice one!

 

On 4/8/2020 at 3:28 PM, Spacedeck said:

Nothing in-doors but as you know my usual running outside is what keeps me sane.  Hopefully the measures we are now under don't get tighter and they don't take away exercising outdoors.  @techno  I struggle with push-ups, too weak to do them.  I've been trying to do them during lockdown, just 10 on a night and the last 2 pushes are hard on my arms.  I'll try continue with it though and see if I can improve to do them for longer.

 

My arms are my weakpoints however when I did do some press ups for a few weeks most mornings about 6 months ago I know it does make them stronger. Its repetition that will get you there and squeezing maybe 1 or 2 more extra every so often. I'm sure Elliott can confirm the basics of muscle building (as far as I've always been taught at school) is too much them a little bit over the limit so they burn and internally your muscles need to tear and reattach themselves stronger each time. Gary's suggestion above seems a good one - just set a lower target and see how you go. Worst thing you can do is set unrealistic goals based on where you're starting. The original goal of 100 then becomes more realistic over time.

On 4/8/2020 at 3:54 PM, Middle Class Caveman said:

Cardio, is that Spanish?

 

Oui. It means how hard do you flex your handshake 😎

 

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On 4/6/2020 at 10:52 AM, techno said:

As they closed the gym at work we needed something else so we've been getting a 2.5-3 mile walk in during our lunch break. Seems weird at 2 in the morning to get waved at and not stopped by the multitude of police that pass us nightly.

I also have a bench and some weights at home that I use sporadically and I've gone back to 100 press ups a day. I've lost the motivation to go out walking at the weekend but I'll have to do it while off work next week.

As of yesterday when I tried to go for a walk it seems I may have developed shin splints (oh joy) so for now it seems even bloody walking is off the table. Pissed off doesn't begin to cover it!

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As of yesterday when I tried to go for a walk it seems I may have developed shin splints (oh joy) so for now it seems even bloody walking is off the table. Pissed off doesn't begin to cover it!
I heard that pain is awful and can last a few weeks. Time to invest in a punch bag. Preferably non-human[emoji106][emoji16]

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Nasty @techno , do a good deed and your body says fuck off. Hopefully abit of rest will mean you can back to midnight moonlighting in no time.

 

On 4/13/2020 at 6:20 PM, francisbaud said:

To stay healthy I mostly eat healthy (except the box of Oreo biscuits I ate recently), this morning an omelet with vegetables and a fruity smoothie.

 

What fruit do you put in it and prepare importantly what flavour are the Oreo biscuits?

 

4 hours ago, uberwarrior said:

Is this classed as healthy??

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100% yes. Looks like a knackering fitness regime, fingering a bowl of Wotsis for 4 hours whilst you're on your back.

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Im still working like fuck so my fitness level hasnt dropped. Press ups, sit ups and chins in the house and 40kg dumbbells to keep me going.

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Need to go for a walk today. Been too easy for days to pass by and no fitness to happen whatsoever.

 

Any good dumbbell routines that people do in like 5-10 minute spells?

 

 

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