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  • #61
    Originally posted by Zach View Post
    Come on over, baby! Jumping in that lake any time of the year is polar plunging. The water never gets above 50 degrees. Super refreshing in the summer. And yes to ice skating! The harber side of the lake freezes and you can skate for miles.
    One word Zach: photos!

    You too Derp.

    This can become the exercise porn thread
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • #62
      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      One word Zach: photos!

      You too Derp.

      This can become the exercise porn thread
      Originally posted by CiKi90
      Oooh, yeah, totally. If Derp & Zach post their pics, I'll totally post the links to mine! lol!

      Wait a minute, what are we supposed to be taking pictures of?

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Zach View Post
        Wait a minute, what are we supposed to be taking pictures of?
        Lol - places we exercise in! I wanna see that lake and Derp's desert.
        Last edited by YogaBare; 05-18-2013, 02:46 PM.
        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

        - Ray Peat

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Zach View Post
          Wait a minute, what are we supposed to be taking pictures of?
          Your stomachs.

          Saturday, May 18

          - 9 min extreme HOME cardio... It sounds dumb, but I used to do it all the time when I lived in the dorms and had minimal space. It will have you panting by the third rep. Even this guy is out of breath.
          - Fitness bender butt toning exercises. Damn, Ci, no wonder you're sore. I couldn't do the last rep because my legs were still such jelly from the cardio. I'll probably do it later.

          I'll probably do some light lifting later today since I don't have much going on and I'll be too busy tomorrow to do much of anything.
          Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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          • #65
            Fitness 4

            Movement, ABWE, Yoga, Cycling

            Movement / warmup:

            Explored movement of hips, arms, bending into triangle pose etc.

            ABWE: Handstands

            Practice:
            Handstand against wall w/ 3 press-ups (against wall); 40 secs
            Handstand against wall w/ 3 press-ups (against wall); 20 secs
            Handstand against wall; 7 secs

            Strength:
            Couldn't practice handstand pushups (as distinct from press-ups) so did Pistols; sitting onto low coffee table, 10 reps each side. Found them way easier than I have done the last two times! Probably I know how to do them now, so my co-ordination is better. And could I possibly already be building strength?

            Accessory:
            Tripod (1 min 30 secs)
            Headstand 16 secs
            Two Scorpion Handstand against wall: 30 secs; 23 secs

            Yoga
            45 mins Aerial Yoga



            Cycling
            50 mins

            Observations
            My arms are definitely getting more muscular. Pretty quick change, considering I've only been on this programme for four days!

            I have to sprint tomorrow. My aim is to do it twice a week, but I hate the thought of it. But I know in my case it's good for weight loss. I went through a (short) phase last autumn when I was sprinting every day and after four days I really noticed the difference: my jeans were suddenly really loose in the thighs. Hoping twice a week might be enough.
            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

            - Ray Peat

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            • #66
              Originally posted by CiKi90
              Wow, YB, that's a lot of exercise today! I am soo jealous that you did aerial yoga, too! Ive been reallllllly wanting to go to the studio near my house! Is it difficult?

              And, what's the difference between press ups and push ups? I love doing handstands, all the blood rushes to your head and just kind of rids my anxiety for a bit. Too bad I can't randomly do handstands while out and about, haha.

              Whenever you sprint, how long do you do it, and what distance do you aim for, if any? Just wonderin'. Ooh and I nearly forgot, did you ever try out that onese1f power yoga vid that I sent you? Now that I know that you don't really enjoy structure, I suppose it may be a drag for you, so if you haven't done it, I'm won't bother you about it again lol. I've actually kind of abandoned that routine and replaced it with higher intensity things lately, anyway!
              You think so? Maybe that's why I'm tired... I also spent the last two days spring cleaning!!!

              It depends how flexible you are. (And how fearful, apparently!) You do need some upper body strength, but I'm not great in that area and I managed pretty well cos' I'm very supple and have no fear. It's a cool practice, but I don't know if I'd pay for it... (I know the teacher, so he invited me to come for free). But definitely good to try out!

              Oh, I just made up the term handstand press-ups I can't do a handstand unsupported, so my legs are against the wall and I used them to push my body back and forth from the wall. SO it kind of felt like press up with my legs, ha. Felt good on the abs actually.

              I normally do 6 x 100 metre sprints with a generous walk off in between. I have no idea how quick I do it cos' I run in the park, between two trees.

              And I didn't try the vid! I started it, but I just hate doing a workout to a video in my living room... What have you replaced it with?
              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

              - Ray Peat

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              • #67
                Originally posted by CiKi90
                Hell yeah, that's a lot of exercise! That's like, over two hours of stuff! You go, chica, you're gonna be stacked in no time

                Whenever I get around to doing workouts at home, I post them on here now. Right now I'm into FitnessBlender on YouTube. I did the Brazilian Booty lift workout the other day, and ombat said she tried it out, too! I'm still kinda sore, lol. I just kind of realized that even though I'm doing Power Yoga, it takes up a lot more of your day to do the same amount of exercise. I can do a FitnessBlender HIIT/advanced bodyweight routine in 20 minutes and get more done than if I'd done 1+ hour of Power Yoga. I also noticed that I kind of get bored doing yoga and am less willing to do it for an extended period of time as often as I was aiming for, so I wouldn't do anything at all. It's all just figuring out what works for me and what I feel like that day.

                The discount I had for the Aerial Yoga class was pretty good, like $30/month unlimited classes versus the normal $99/month. I didn't take the offer up, though, because I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it and go back more than once, no one could go with me and I didn't want to be by myself, and I already pay a membership at my gym, so that'd get pricey.
                Originally posted by CiKi90
                Sunday, May 19

                I planned on doing cardio for an hour today, but there was a slight emergency, and I had to cut it short.
                Elliptical, 33mins, 0 seconds -- 4.5 miles
                High intensity, levels varying 5-10 resistance and 5-11 cross ramp.
                BPM: high 168
                Pandora station: Dead Kennedys (hacked, unlimited skips is amazing)

                I thought I'd be stressed about not being able to finish my workout today, but I still experienced a runner's high, and I decided that 4.5 miles is an adequate amount of exercise for one day. It helped my sore leg muscles to feel a bit better, and hopefully, tomorrow I can get a good weight lifting session in.
                Thanks for the encouragement! I'm finding this journal so helpful and motivating actually. It's nice to have friends along for the ride! And it wil be cool to see the physical progress.

                A lot of people do Yoga because they think it will get them in shape, and it does, but there are definitely faster ways to build muscle. The sun salutations are the thing that really transform the body: if you did three sets of these a day you'd see a difference quickly I believe. ACtually, I might try that myself I don't normally recommend them to people though, as I do think they're an advanced series that require quite a bit of mobility to avoid injury. How supple are you?

                Woah - that's a lot of cardio! The most I can do is the sprinting or I turn into a disgusting sweat box. Good for you though!
                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                - Ray Peat

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                • #68
                  Ci, you would rock Crossfit. You should really look into it.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Zach View Post
                    Ci, you would rock Crossfit. You should really look into it.
                    I think that's a great idea! IT would also be a way for you to meet new people who're on your wavelength.
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • #70
                      I second Ci looking into crossfit.

                      Well, it seems I am the foil of the group: a mere prop to illuminate your already triumphant efforts.

                      I did nothing yesterday. First time I haven't even tried to do anything. I was only home for an hour the entire day. I might try to do some bodyweight exercises later today, but wonder how that would pan out on 1.5 hrs of sleep.

                      In other news my mom has a Pilates cadillac so I anticipate using it a bit when i'm there!
                      Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                      • #71
                        Yeah, crossfit is awesome, and you should definitely try it. Being flexible actually gives you a big advantage.

                        You guys are awesome! I can't even get into a handstand right now (not even against a wall). I used to be able to as a kid, but I guess I lost that ability?

                        My journal

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by ombat View Post
                          I second Ci looking into crossfit.

                          Well, it seems I am the foil of the group: a mere prop to illuminate your already triumphant efforts.

                          I did nothing yesterday. First time I haven't even tried to do anything. I was only home for an hour the entire day. I might try to do some bodyweight exercises later today, but wonder how that would pan out on 1.5 hrs of sleep.

                          In other news my mom has a Pilates cadillac so I anticipate using it a bit when i'm there!
                          LOL. Dude, this is why we started the thread - to motivate each other. We're all going to fall off the wagon at some point. Well no, actually - me and you will fall off the wagon repeatedly! Ci's good influence will get us back on In the interim - YOU CAN DO IT OMBAT!!!!

                          Maybe having a more regimented plan would work for you? Like, I have to do those bodyweight exercises 4 times a week, and sprint twice a week. Makes it easier to force myself when I have this thread...

                          Originally posted by serenity View Post
                          You guys are awesome! I can't even get into a handstand right now (not even against a wall). I used to be able to as a kid, but I guess I lost that ability?
                          Ha, don't speak so soon - my legs are bent against the wall for support! My upper body strength is shit.

                          Serenity, feel free to post your workouts as well if you like! The more the merrier
                          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                          - Ray Peat

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                          • #73
                            Fitness 5

                            Sprinting, Yoga, Cycling

                            Sprinting:
                            Oh yeah baby - first time sprinting in about 3 months! Felt pretty good, and I'm sooo happy I made myself do it.
                            6 x 100 metre sprints with a nice cool off in between, plus a little jog to the park ("little" as in: 2 mins!)

                            Yoga
                            90 mins Partner Yoga



                            Did this pose today. So sensual.

                            Cycling
                            30 mins

                            Observations
                            Noticing a difference in my butt already! And my biceps are more muscular again... that always happens to me when I work out - people start to comment on my "guns"! But the rest of my arms are still loose. Are the biceps usually the first thing to tighten up?

                            And - I am SORE! I'm taking glucosamine sulphate and gelatine. Is there anything I can do?
                            Last edited by YogaBare; 05-20-2013, 04:20 PM.
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                              Ha, don't speak so soon - my legs are bent against the wall for support! My upper body strength is shit.

                              Serenity, feel free to post your workouts as well if you like! The more the merrier
                              I have trouble getting up into a handstand against the wall. I think it's psychological. I'm just scared, and that's why I can't do it. My crossfit coach said that it's because I moved my hands when I try to get into a handstand. I didn't feel them move, but when I looked at where they were, they did move. What I feel is that I swing my legs up too quickly, and they bounce against the wall and bounce off. I don't know. If anyone has any recommendations on how I can learn to get into a handstand, please do advise.

                              Can I just post my injuries? I opened up the barely healed scrape on my knee today. (All I did was go down on one knee accidentally on the gravel, but I guess because it's barely healed, it was really easy to tear it up again.) People talk about bleeding at crossfit. I'm proud to say that I was doing that today. Er!

                              Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                              Are the biceps usually the first thing to tighten up?

                              And - I am SORE! I'm taking glucosamine sulphate and gelatine. Is there anything I can do?
                              My biceps are the first to tighten up too. Not sure if it's universal.

                              I find that taking branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) after a workout helps with the soreness, but they taste gross, only dissolve in oil (I make a paste with coconut oil, unsweetened chocolate, and maple syrup; you can also mix with yogurt), and are kinda expensive. I mean, if I only took BCAAs, it would be fine, but all the supps kinda add up. Another thing is to take cold showers or baths. I take warm showers then rinse for a while with cold water at the end, but I'm not sure if it actually does anything.

                              My journal

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by serenity View Post
                                I have trouble getting up into a handstand against the wall. I think it's psychological. I'm just scared, and that's why I can't do it. My crossfit coach said that it's because I moved my hands when I try to get into a handstand. I didn't feel them move, but when I looked at where they were, they did move. What I feel is that I swing my legs up too quickly, and they bounce against the wall and bounce off. I don't know. If anyone has any recommendations on how I can learn to get into a handstand, please do advise.
                                Would you feel comfortable trying this?


                                You walk your feet up the wall, it's actually quite easy.

                                More tips on how to get into a full handstand here: http://www.athleta.net/2013/02/15/on...der-handstand/

                                I find that taking branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) after a workout helps with the soreness, but they taste gross, only dissolve in oil (I make a paste with coconut oil, unsweetened chocolate, and maple syrup; you can also mix with yogurt), and are kinda expensive. I mean, if I only took BCAAs, it would be fine, but all the supps kinda add up. Another thing is to take cold showers or baths. I take warm showers then rinse for a while with cold water at the end, but I'm not sure if it actually does anything.
                                Thanks for the tips! Those things are impossible to get in this part of the world though...
                                Last edited by YogaBare; 05-20-2013, 05:40 PM.
                                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                                - Ray Peat

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