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Devon, UK

After ropey weather keeping me indoors for a few days, just got in a cheeky 8 miles with 500ft elevation.

Probably not a lot of proper back country rides left in the season before weather and daylight make it too dangerous and unpleasant, but theres a 24 hour gym that's a nice, streetlit distance away that should mean if I ride there it'll take care of my cardio and Incan just throw weights about, so I think that's my winter program.

Also, as someone who is as big and heavier than The Rock, I think I need to beef up my brakes before the spring.

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Just 5 miles tonight, but 4 gold medals on Strava and some proper mountain biking as I discovered one of my cut throughs turns into a waterfall when there's a bit of rain.

You know it's been a hard one when you get home with a nearly empty water bottle, but I do think I've fixed my rubbing rear brake, so most of the ride was in glorious mechanical near silence.

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Did some weights for the first time in a bit. Planning a wee run next to get back into a bit of cardio.

Also cutting out the crap.

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Went for a run this morning, nice break from the usual slam PT sessions.

8.6km in 38.29 minutes, not cruising along, but not at maximum exertion.

Although my takeaway has been that the heart rate monitor on my watch is out, or that my heart rate zones need to be calibrated (to Google!), because it has me in Zone 5 for nearly 90% of the run, when Zone 5 is supposed to only be sustainable for short periods.

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Devon, UK

9m today, which is a distance record since I restarted cycling in late August. Included a couple of climbs that I'd never consider on a normal bike, but my Fathom climbs like a champ.

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

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Bodt

 SkavenLord wrote:
Been taking self-defence lessons lately. After a warm up featuring a lot of push ups and planks, and after taking a few kicks to the stomach, I realize my core muscles are kind of awful.

Any advice for additional exercises that can be done to improve core muscles?


Deadlifts, squats and pull-ups. Basically any complex movement. The core is used as a stabiliser. Also anti rotation exercises like pallof press are good.

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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
 SkavenLord wrote:
Been taking self-defence lessons lately. After a warm up featuring a lot of push ups and planks, and after taking a few kicks to the stomach, I realize my core muscles are kind of awful.

Any advice for additional exercises that can be done to improve core muscles?


Deadlifts, squats and pull-ups. Basically any complex movement. The core is used as a stabiliser. Also anti rotation exercises like pallof press are good.


Interesting. I hadn’t thought of the core muscles that way. I’ll have a look at those suggestiosn though, thanks!

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 SkavenLord wrote:
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
 SkavenLord wrote:
Been taking self-defence lessons lately. After a warm up featuring a lot of push ups and planks, and after taking a few kicks to the stomach, I realize my core muscles are kind of awful.

Any advice for additional exercises that can be done to improve core muscles?


Deadlifts, squats and pull-ups. Basically any complex movement. The core is used as a stabiliser. Also anti rotation exercises like pallof press are good.


Interesting. I hadn’t thought of the core muscles that way. I’ll have a look at those suggestiosn though, thanks!


Most 'core' excercises people suggest just target abs, which really don't do that much in the grand scheme of movements. One of their main purposes is helping you defecate. Having abs won't necessarily make you better at taking hits their either. for that you'd be better off trying to condition toughness or work on avoiding the hits in the first place.
Getting strong in the obliques, serratus, spinae erectors will be much more beneficial for overall strength and conditioning.

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I'd say lumbar spine muscles (and spine muscles in general) are key. You can think you can lift a lot with muscular arms, but your spine will start collapsing under the weight if you neglect muscles in your back, causing pain and discomfort.
   
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You need the entire core and lower posterior chain developed. The abs do assist in keeping the torso rigid.

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Frostgrave

 Azreal13 wrote:
9m today, which is a distance record since I restarted cycling in late August. Included a couple of climbs that I'd never consider on a normal bike, but my Fathom climbs like a champ.


Giant Fathom? How do you find it?
I've been looking longingly at a Fathom 2 29'er for a while.
   
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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
 SkavenLord wrote:
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
 SkavenLord wrote:
Been taking self-defence lessons lately. After a warm up featuring a lot of push ups and planks, and after taking a few kicks to the stomach, I realize my core muscles are kind of awful.

Any advice for additional exercises that can be done to improve core muscles?


Deadlifts, squats and pull-ups. Basically any complex movement. The core is used as a stabiliser. Also anti rotation exercises like pallof press are good.


Interesting. I hadn’t thought of the core muscles that way. I’ll have a look at those suggestiosn though, thanks!


Most 'core' excercises people suggest just target abs, which really don't do that much in the grand scheme of movements. One of their main purposes is helping you defecate. Having abs won't necessarily make you better at taking hits their either. for that you'd be better off trying to condition toughness or work on avoiding the hits in the first place.
Getting strong in the obliques, serratus, spinae erectors will be much more beneficial for overall strength and conditioning.


It is worth considering that still a proper abbs workout can be extremely beneficial for modern people who sit a lot and fall into an anterior pelvic tilt. From a pure "workout" perspective I agree with you, though

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Herzlos wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
9m today, which is a distance record since I restarted cycling in late August. Included a couple of climbs that I'd never consider on a normal bike, but my Fathom climbs like a champ.


Giant Fathom? How do you find it?
I've been looking longingly at a Fathom 2 29'er for a while.


It's the E+ which will colour things a bit Vs the regular person powered one (I live on the fringes of Exmoor at the bottom of a valley so I can't even get to the shops without a long uphill drag, and I'm just not fit enough to do that unassisted, and when I am there's plenty more challenging climbs I can tackle.)

But, that said, I spent months researching a bike and I have no regrets.

I was convinced I needed one of the technically illegal 1000w+ 150nm+ torque Chinese jobs, but the desire for some aftersales support on such a big spend won out, and it constantly surprises me as to how much I can do that I'd feel was impossible on a normal bike while still feeling like good exercise.

The non electric components have so far been excellent too. I'm not subjecting it to particularly harsh riding conditions, but I got an MTB because I'm a big unit and I'd probably be too hard on a road or hybrid and it has stood up well.

For me personally, given my needs and the terrain I ride, it is probably a little under braked, so over the winter I plan to upgrade to something more downhill orientated for more power and better heat management, but that won't be the case for everyone.

I will caveat this with the fact that I am a very casual rider, my last bike was the cheapest thing that Halfords sold with a big enough frame some 10+ years ago, and prior to August hadn't turned a pedal in about 8 years, but if anyone was going to break the bike just by riding it, yours truly would be the man, and it's held up admirably.

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Frostgrave

Thanks!

I live half way up a hill so any route I take involves some sort of hill. I only ride for leisure so I don't mind dropping right down to the lowest gear and pootling up so have been managing fine without assist though a motor would certainly let me cover a lot of additional routes in the same time.

I'm still trying to justify the human powered one at £1400 since my current bike does everything fine. Finally a hobby that makes 40K look cheap!

   
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With the year coming to an end soon does anyone have any fitness goals for 2022? If you do what are your plans to get there?

I plan on finally hitting a 495lb deadlift, 405 squat, and 315 bench press in 2022. As long as I can stay healthy I should get there by the end of the year, probably faster if I put on ten or fifteen pounds.

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 DrGiggles wrote:
With the year coming to an end soon does anyone have any fitness goals for 2022? If you do what are your plans to get there?

I plan on finally hitting a 495lb deadlift, 405 squat, and 315 bench press in 2022. As long as I can stay healthy I should get there by the end of the year, probably faster if I put on ten or fifteen pounds.


Sounds great, those are some rather impressive numbers! My strength suffered tremendously during the pandemic (wife's pregnant and I wont take any risk, so haven't been to the gym in almost a year), but I plan on getting back to my old weighted pull-ups!

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 DrGiggles wrote:
With the year coming to an end soon does anyone have any fitness goals for 2022? If you do what are your plans to get there?



in 2022, I have 2 main or "major" plans for the year: my first solo century, and riding up/around (as much as paved roads will allow) the super famous mountain in my state. . . The latter one would be ideally from my house, as I'm at around 200 ft above sea level, and near as I can tell, most of the roads run out at around 5-6000 feet elevation.

I started the fitness journey portion of 2021 with the express aim of re-joining the military. . . That is still a goal, but now that I am returning to a certain comfort level on the bike, 2022 is about ramping that up.
   
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Frostgrave

 DrGiggles wrote:
With the year coming to an end soon does anyone have any fitness goals for 2022? If you do what are your plans to get there?


I'm going to try and double my cycling ride distance (from 30k to 60k), double my running from 5k to 10k, and maybe cover a few specific routes. Also attend some group rides and maybe enter a casual event.

I started strong in 2021 but life and illness has been getting in the way on and off since about June. I reckon some indoor training over the winter and I'll be in a better position to get back outside in the spring.
   
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Nice thread!

I used to bike-commute to work, but now that I work from home, I've had to incorporate that routine into work - I just take an hour to get on the bike and do an 8 mile route I have. With COVID the city has shut down several streets, so my whole route now falls on "slow streets" or in the Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco. I try to do it 3 times a week.

What I'm having more trouble with is other strengthening exercises. I used to try to get in three sets each of sit ups, push ups, and arm curls when I'd finish riding, but I rarely do that anymore. By the time I'm back, I'm often stressed about getting back to work, or just too tired. I'm also getting older (52!) and I don't bounce back from even little injuries, so if I mess something up, it can take weeks (months!) to recover.

I'm thinking of getting a heart rate monitor to record my rides, but haven't got one just yet.

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Attempting a 60km walk/run with some mates tonight.

Hot as hell, and humid to boot, up here, so the plan is the kick off 8pm and go through the night, aiming for under 8 hours.

No weight beyond pers water and some gels/bars, thank god, but it's the longest any of us have ever attempted, so it's a bit nerve wracking.

Hope is finishing early Saturday gives us enough recovery time for work come Monday.

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Achieved my goal of a 700lb trap bar deadlift (with the handles). Ended up being much easier to achieve than I had anticipated.

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Well, gave that ultramarathon a crack. 61km total.

Of the 4 of us, 2 tapped out with injuries at 30 and 40km - only moderate, but we'd agreed beforehand that even a small niggle, we'd drop out, and they made a good call.

Third one of us made it 56km and called it, burnt out.

I managed to make it the full 61km, and nearly cried. It was bloody hard. It bucketed rain for 10 minutes around the 25km mark, and we wound up finishing at about 3.30am. But I made the 8hr mark, 7hrs 46minutes.

I also learnt that energy gels are disgusting, and energy bars aren't much better, they're far too sweet.

Got some good blisters on my toes and sore legs as well.

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Wow, 'grats on making it. Now you can go back to normal exercise! lol

(unless you've got the bug and it becomes a habit...!)

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