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Athletic thread: Cycling, Biking, Running and more

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Thought I'd bump this thread. I lift weights 5 times a week, usually before my morning session in my home gym. Been doing so for about 10 months now. Used to weigh 270lbs, now down to a cool 198. Got the girls going nuts.

Anyone else lift before their morning session? I wake up at 5:30AM everyday for it. Takes some getting used to, but it is the GOAT time to work out. Test is always higher in the AM, so my workouts are beast-like.

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anybody else since 2015?

it's time to re-activate this thread... Running in the autumn evening is easier only if one is convinced there are others out there, just as crazy

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Thought I'd bump this thread. I lift weights 5 times a week, usually before my morning session in my home gym. Been doing so for about 10 months now. Used to weigh 270lbs, now down to a cool 198. Got the girls going nuts.

Anyone else lift before their morning session? I wake up at 5:30AM everyday for it. Takes some getting used to, but it is the GOAT time to work out. Test is always higher in the AM, so my workouts are beast-like.

I lift just before market close until I pick up my son from elementary, 2-3 days a week in my garage. Would like to do 4 days ,but that's harder to be consistent with.

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I am up before 4 every day and so some yoga and pushups, just to get the blood flowing.
Later in the morning I do a half hour to an hour of walking. Walking is my core exercise.

I have a very good uphill walk that I do about once a week. It has one pitch of about 100 M that is about a 20% grade. I like to sprint that one. If I am feeling a lot of pep I will do a set of sprints on that section, and maybe a couple of other pitches on the route to the top of the hill. Whole walk takes about three hours, ending with a soak at hot springs.

I prefer the short sprints to jogging.

I also do sprints on the stairmaster in preparation for weight training.

I am in the gym about two or three times a week working out on machines and barbells. My number one goal at this point in the training, since I am now a senior, is to not get injured. So I am taking it slow and steady. Usually I do a set of
yoga and meditation at the gym before weightraining.

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"They" always said, Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.

I took this advice. Literally. Registered for my first Marathon. May 2017.

Started running last year. Basically I'm a beginner veteran (anyone over the age of 40).

I find running long distances help to improve my mental fitness. Focusing on my breathing when running, is being mindful.

I am a slow runner/jogger, so would be happy to finish my first M under 6 hours.

Sleep well, Eat Healthy, Breathe...
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Bump It Again...

Just purchased a PowerTec Leverage Station (WB-LS16) for the garage -- no need for spotters when squatting, benching, pressing, etc...

Both wife and daughter (recent college graduate) are now lifting as well.....

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I think most people would call me a health nut or something like that....for me, I'm 37 now and have been doing this all my life, I cannot imagine another way to live. I've fallen off the wagon a few times over the years and let my health go to shit, always at times of high stress....and my life starts to unravel. Feeling good and being healthy are core to me doing anything of substance in life.

I grew up lifting weights, playing sports etc. After college began training boxing and MMA. I ran alot sporadically over the years, never cared for a marathon but a 5-7 mile run feels great anytime. Currently I lift weights 2x week, train jiujitsu about 3x a week, and usually run, do mitt work, or rounds on a bag once or twice. Alot of it depends on my time, weight training and bjj are my core activities now.

My diet is very tight as well. Essentially never any processed carbs, mostly avoid alcohol. I would estimate pretty accurately that 95% of the what I'm eating each week consists of grassfed beef, wild caught salmon, a ton of avocados, a ton of shiitake, maiake, oyster etc mushrooms, a lot of cruciferous veggies (broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc), a lot of whole eggs, raw almonds for snacks.

I imagine that sounds very regimented for a lot of folks....if you tried it out of the blue I'm sure it would be. But I've been like this my whole life so its really the sum total of years and years of trying to build the healthiest habits I can. So at this point, its my baseline, its just what I do. I don't really know another way, and I kid you not, the food that most people find hard to resist and tempting...."junk" food....I have zero appetite for.

If there was one single thing I could recommend someone else do to improve their health....hmm I guess I would have to say exercise....but honestly, cutting out sugar and processed carbs is an incredibly close second. If you can do both consistently, you are seriously prob 85% of the way to being as healthy as you can be.

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We go for a walk every day for about 4km - it helps me to clear my head

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