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  • Psychotext 24 Apr 2013 13:01:51 53,948 posts
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    As long as you're just using it for general fitness, not much. Boring as hell, but you can fix that by sticking a TV somewhere nearby.

    Assuming that bike doesn't have one, make sure you buy a cheapo HRM to make sure you're not slacking (LIDL and Aldi have them in from time to time for next to nothing)
  • Psychotext 24 Apr 2013 13:03:57 53,948 posts
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    Thread related, thanks to an extremely stressful period of work it seems like my weight loss has stalled. Still, it could be going back up so I guess that's something.

    Need to get back on track though. Want to be back at my "fighting weight" by the end of the year.
  • elephantjuice 24 Apr 2013 13:12:21 647 posts
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    Ok, good to hear, thanks.
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2013 12:38:32 33,189 posts
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    Hello Tuna lovers!

    My latest way of making Tuna palatable.

    Mix in 1 tin of tuna with Waitrose Smokey 3 Bean salad, a bit of tabasco and some freshly ground pepper.

    It barely tastes like tuna at all!
  • sport 29 Apr 2013 12:41:32 12,694 posts
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    Swap tuna for mackerel. Too much mercury in tuna.
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 12:50:16 53,948 posts
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    Doesn't that largely depend on where the tuna was fished?
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2013 12:51:27 33,189 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Doesn't that largely depend on where the tuna was fished?
    Caught it at Marks n Spencers
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 12:55:22 53,948 posts
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    I'd throw that shit back. Too hip. Also, apparently light tuna (Skipjack), Albacore or yellowfin are better than other varieties.

    You can keep all of it though. Blech. I can just about eat it in a sandwich drowned in pepper / vinegar.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:56:51 29-04-2013
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 13:07:55
    Right, having crept back up to 85.6kg and done no exercise of note for the past few months I'm getting back "on it".

    Aiming for closer to 70kg by the end of the summer, and want to be back on the umpteen push-ups/sit-ups a day train
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Apr 2013 13:34:25 39,440 posts
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    I've started varying my fishy diet from just Tuna to include mackerel and salmon.

    Tuna is the shitest tasting of them all!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 14:00:00 53,948 posts
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    Rhythm wrote:
    want to be back on the umpteen push-ups/sit-ups a day train
    Why? Neither exercise is particularly good for burning fat.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 14:33:32
    Psychotext wrote:
    Rhythm wrote:
    want to be back on the umpteen push-ups/sit-ups a day train
    Why? Neither exercise is particularly good for burning fat.
    Just basic free upper body stuff.
  • Trane 29 Apr 2013 14:38:52 4,050 posts
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    Rhythm wrote:
    Right, having crept back up to 85.6kg and done no exercise of note for the past few months I'm getting back "on it".

    Aiming for closer to 70kg by the end of the summer, and want to be back on the umpteen push-ups/sit-ups a day train
    15.6kgs in 4-5 months? Crash diet ahoy.

    Also, you have a lower body too.
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2013 14:53:22 33,189 posts
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    Project home gym is underway.

    Identified some foil insulation I can use on the garage door (45), and some rubber floor matting that I can hopefully cut and put in myself (200+glue).

    Think the mrs will let me paint the walls white and have a red ceiling

    First stage is to clean the garage this weekend and then organise for some of the rubbish to be collected.

    And then find the money to start the project.
  • pistol 29 Apr 2013 14:55:13 13,019 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Rhythm wrote:
    Right, having crept back up to 85.6kg and done no exercise of note for the past few months I'm getting back "on it".

    Aiming for closer to 70kg by the end of the summer, and want to be back on the umpteen push-ups/sit-ups a day train
    15.6kgs in 4-5 months? Crash diet ahoy.

    Also, you have a lower body too.
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Awful lot of weight to lose that quickly.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 15:58:48
    Trane wrote:

    Also, you have a lower body too.
    I run/ride 90 minutes per day, my lower body is fine. And there's nothing crash about it - I'm eating an absurd amount at the moment and provided I get my shit together I can start dropping the weight over the next 4 months - it's half a stone a month, perfectly achievable
  • Trane 29 Apr 2013 16:25:44 4,050 posts
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    You must indeed eat a large amount considering your daily exercise routine. You didn't mention this initially, just two upper body resistance exercises, so I'm sure you can excuse my assumptions.

    My only concern was cutting too deep too soon, sure - losing the first half stone will happen pretty quickly without too much fuss or effort, but losing the 3rd half stone will be more difficult.

    I'd suggest using something like myfitnesspal for a few days to get a true and fairly accurate reflection of what your current intake is like in terms of cals/macros. Just scale it back by 500kcals per day and then monitor that against your weight week by week and adjust accordingly.
  • smoothpete 29 Apr 2013 16:27:58 31,495 posts
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    I've started running, I quite like it. I did 4k without stopping on my first go last week. Ok so I was basically crippled for a couple of days afterwards. But I did another 4k on saturday and another on sunday and I felt fine afterwards
  • Popzeus 29 Apr 2013 17:06:17 8,300 posts
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    Good for you Pete, running's the exercise of champions. Soon gets easier if you stick with it.

    Stretching after your runs is the best way reduce the next-day pain, that and getting a proper pair of running shoes if you haven't already.

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 17:10:45 53,948 posts
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    Running is for freaks. A good way of getting somewhere slowly and uncomfortably. I can't think of much that's more tedious (though admittedly I don't have a great imagination).
  • smoothpete 29 Apr 2013 17:17:18 31,495 posts
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    Running is just something I can fit in around the other shit I do. Plus I like the idea that it's an exercise that you can take with you places, and all you need is some trainers.
  • Pike 29 Apr 2013 17:18:54 13,446 posts
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    Running is dangerous for your knees and makes you skinny and ugly. Do some squats instead.

    Rythm, that's about a kilo a week of weight loss. Maybe a bit high. Usually it's reccomended that you aim for half a kilo a week, combined with eating about a gram of protein per pound of weight and some strength training, to minimise muscle loss. Sit ups suck. Don't do them. Do some planks instead.

    Edited by Pike at 17:19:09 29-04-2013
  • smoothpete 29 Apr 2013 17:19:08 31,495 posts
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    Plus rowing is going to fuck my back up something chronic if I keep at it, so I need to find something else.
  • EMarkM 29 Apr 2013 17:19:33 3,173 posts
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    MyFitnessPal is excellent.

    I use it to "just keep an eye on things", although I don't use it for drinks these days: just food (all meals and snacks).
  • sport 29 Apr 2013 18:08:23 12,694 posts
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    Rowing, running, squats, push-ups.....pffftt

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  • THFourteen 30 Apr 2013 07:45:10 33,189 posts
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2316857/Why-sit-ups-bad-body-wobbly-gym-ball-wont-help-either.html

    ha! I've been saying this for ages! throw your fecking gym balls in the bin and do some proper curls.
  • CosmicFuzz 30 Apr 2013 08:06:32 23,869 posts
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    Based on the fact I don't trust a word the daily mail says, I will continue to do sit ups and buy an exercise ball.

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  • EMarkM 30 Apr 2013 08:13:49 3,173 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz I tend to agree.

    If you ever read something that is true in a newspaper, it is merely a coincidence.

    Bile-peddling vitriolics.
  • THFourteen 30 Apr 2013 08:16:04 33,189 posts
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    In one trial, several spines of pigs were placed in machines that bent and flexed them hundreds of times to replicate sit-ups. The spinal discs were almost completely ruptured by the end of the experiments.
    Enjoy your ruptured spines
  • CosmicFuzz 30 Apr 2013 09:06:55 23,869 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    In one trial, several spines of pigs were placed in machines that bent and flexed them hundreds of times to replicate sit-ups. The spinal discs were almost completely ruptured by the end of the experiments.
    Enjoy your ruptured spines
    I'm guessing our spines are tougher or more flexible. Also I'd like to know more about how they were flexed, what angle etc. Also where they flexed one hundred times in a row? Because I certainly couldn't do that.

    Lots of things to consider before reaching conclusions on research. Although I will fully admit to not having read the article so it may be very thorough and complete. Or it may be the daily mail jumping the gun as usual.

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