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Official Gym Thread

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:47 am
by dwayne
For gym stuff, and also running

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Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:58 am
by Jack
I like both of these things but I don't have much to add.

How often do people change their gym programs?

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Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:16 am
by superman
I don't work off a set program but when I used to I would change when I got bore of it or I stopped seeing reasonable improvements

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:46 pm
by Eriatarka
Been gyming with a good leg routine the last few 2 months to see if I can get my knee sorted and maybe start running again, went out tonight for a 5k to see if there was any improvement and ended up running my fastest recorded 15k, delighted.
It's definitely sore now but I couldn't run more than 5k on it 6-7 months ago without it absolutely aching. Kicking myself for not mixing in exercises before.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:58 pm
by enemies/friends
Entered a 10k this Friday night. No idea what the course is like other than it finishes with a couple of laps of an athletics track.

I've not done any running in ages, but I'm going to use it as a gauge and if I hit certain times I'm gonna enter Belfast half Marathon in September and/or Dublin Marathon in October

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:45 pm
by Jack
Started at gym work about 6 months ago...before that it was all team sports and running. The weights work has been great. I'm definitely fitter for rugby and I've a half marathon on Sunday to see how my running is coming along.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:07 am
by stateofyouboy
ive our league cup final on friday and then it's all gym, swim & run for the summer. anyone else play sunday league footy?

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:41 pm
by dwayne
Just did my last 20 mile run before the Derry Marathon.....took it at a fairly easy pace, ran it in 2:58 but was going a bit faster for the last 5 miles. Think I might target staying with the 3:30 pacers as long as I can, and if I finish under 3:45 I'll be very happy.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:23 pm
by dazzler
I cracked or bruised a rib last week and I haven't been able to lift weights since then :(

I tried to go back on Friday and I'm worried I reopened it. So frustrating

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:17 pm
by frank castle
doing a 10k in manchester this weekend. hoping the knee holds up, i've sacked off my monthly halves. so if anyone wants a place for the edinburgh half, let me know.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:21 pm
by dwayne
when is it?

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Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:23 pm
by frank castle
dwayne wrote:when is it?
sunday 25th may.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:37 pm
by dwayne
Ah right, I've a full marathon the following week so can't be taking that.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:34 am
by Jack
Its a pretty nice run too if anyone's thinking about it. Flat and scenic. I did the full there a few years back and enjoyed it - first half was definitely the best part

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:17 pm
by mojo
do you even lift bros

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Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:09 pm
by dwayne
I don't! I got a pull up bar this week though

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Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:10 pm
by eventSecurity
I don't and there's a free gym in work

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Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:42 pm
by dazzler
mojo wrote:do you even lift bros
8-)

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Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:14 pm
by enemies/friends
I used to. And I loved it. I keep thinking about doing it again. But I can't be arsed anymore.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:08 am
by voidoid
Haven't lifted heavy since February because I wanted to get my weight below 92kg and avoid ending up in the open weight class in Grappling/BJJ competitions.

Want to start doing a bit more again but the gym I used for lifting is awkward to get to since I've moved.


Was it Mexicola who squatted double his weight recently?