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  • mrpon 10 Jul 2013 22:26:53 29,564 posts
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    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Vortex808 10 Jul 2013 22:29:08 7,580 posts
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    :D
  • craigy Staff 13 Jul 2013 11:40:37 7,836 posts
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    Srs question: is it ever acceptable to go for a run without wearing a shirt? This heat is ridiculous.
  • Psychotext 13 Jul 2013 12:32:42 55,032 posts
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    Wet your shirt, it'll cool you down lovely.
  • THFourteen 13 Jul 2013 12:43:18 34,468 posts
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    :-(

    Built my power rack and bench, but they forgot to deliver me any weights. Useless feckers.
  • sport 13 Jul 2013 13:12:31 12,811 posts
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    Gettin a bit hot in here. Think we should all take our shirts off...
  • MrDigital 13 Jul 2013 13:32:55 1,870 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    Srs question: is it ever acceptable to go for a run without wearing a shirt? This heat is ridiculous.
    Psychotext wrote:
    Wet your shirt, it'll cool you down lovely.
    This. You'll probably be cooler wearing a damp shirt than you will just being topless.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • sport 13 Jul 2013 13:54:45 12,811 posts
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    But a damp shirt just says you're a pussy who's too scared to show off his manliness.
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2013 13:59:46 7,580 posts
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    Sport runs topless with clothes pegs on his nipples, like they did n't do in SPARTA!

    Edited by Vortex808 at 14:00:08 13-07-2013
  • craigy Staff 14 Jul 2013 20:43:06 7,836 posts
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    I deed it -- not with clothes pegs on the nipples -- and it was great. Except I put sun-cream on before heading out, and five minutes in my eyes were stinging with the mixture of sweat and sun-cream. Won't make that schoolboy error again.
  • sport 14 Jul 2013 20:56:11 12,811 posts
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    Managed to grab a snapshot of craigy \o/

    http://i.imgur.com/bo1EdXz.jpg
  • beastmaster 9 Aug 2013 10:42:21 11,985 posts
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    Hi guys,

    I've been somewhat on a roll recently since I joined a new gym. I have been giving it some.

    However, on my legs, I'm starting to see a few blue veins and they're a bit noticeable. Not causing my any pain but if I keep on going, I'll sure I'll get more of them.

    I'll end up seeing the doctor (I have to go anyway soon) but am I overdoing it? Will a rest see things get back to normal?

    That's all for now folks :-)

    Edit: They are very noticeable to me.

    Edited by beastmaster at 10:42:54 09-08-2013

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  • pistol 9 Aug 2013 11:19:51 13,019 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    I'm training for a marathon and I have the same problem. My calves start to get really tight at around 15-18 miles and it makes running really uncomfortable.

    Anyone know how I can combat this?
    Just going through some old posts and thought I'd reply to this. I'm an endurance cyclist but also have a few ultrarunner mates and in most cases, cramp or muscle tightness is usually caused by fatigue. I would say in 80% or so cases it's just the muscles not used to the effort. Diet and hydration are also important of course, but too many people blaim a lack of electrolytes as a cause when they are just not. Perhaps in some cases if your diet is poor.

    A lack of sodium, calcium or magnesium is too often blaimed.

    When I first started endurance cycling I often used to cramp around the 80 mile mark (events were always 100 miles minimum). My diet has always been good and I've always taken on enough hydration/electrolytes etc. The more I rode longer distances at pace the less I cramped, and now I hardly ever cramp, even at 130miles or on events like the Marmotte which this year was in nearly 40 degree heat and lasted just over 9 hrs.

    Your body has to get used to the effort over time.

    Ask yourself, how often do you run over 20 miles?

    Edited by pistol at 11:23:35 09-08-2013
  • smoothpete 14 Aug 2013 14:36:35 31,826 posts
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    Weights - ow. Fucking ow. Weights are hard, and hurty. Any beginner tips? I suppose the soreness is a good thing
  • mcmonkeyplc 14 Aug 2013 14:39:35 39,567 posts
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    Soreness is good!

    Speaking of which...I'm going for my first 10k run in over a year. THIS IS GOING TO HURT.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mal 14 Aug 2013 14:41:59 22,830 posts
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    Sore, or achey? Words are tricksy things when it comes to pain, but in my lingo achey=good, sore=bad.

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  • smoothpete 14 Aug 2013 15:05:53 31,826 posts
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    Achey, I would say.
  • smoothpete 14 Aug 2013 15:06:49 31,826 posts
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    My running is coming on pretty well. Knocking out 5ks like it ain't no thang.
  • IJ 15 Aug 2013 10:53:46 847 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Weights - ow. Fucking ow. Weights are hard, and hurty. Any beginner tips? I suppose the soreness is a good thing
    When you start after not working out for a while, you want to start really easy. So if I have a year off from the gym, when I go back I'll start with just 50% of what I think I am capable of. So really easy, one or two weights below what you're capable of and don't get to the point where you can't do more reps. otherwise you hurt so much for the next week if ruins the gym. Second session I got to 70%, then 90% so it's only on my 4th session I'll push to 100% of what I'm capable of. It means you'll get over the effort in a day, not a week. Also you obviously need to stretch up and down.
  • IJ 15 Aug 2013 10:55:10 847 posts
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    Any suggestions as to gym gloves with wrist supports? I've had a couple of YORK gloves but to be honest they're pretty shit...though they were only 5. I don't mind spending a bit more. Anyone use gloves with wrist straps they'd recommend?

    Edited by IJ at 10:55:21 15-08-2013
  • Zomoniac 15 Aug 2013 14:17:58 7,979 posts
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    I just wear separate wrist straps under my gloves, works fine.
  • craigy Staff 19 Aug 2013 13:43:26 7,836 posts
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    I'm thinking of getting into the isotonic drinks game. Can anyone recommend a decent isotonic powder? Don't fancy making my own.
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Aug 2013 14:15:52 39,567 posts
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    What are the benefits of isotonic drinks? Re-hydration?

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  • THFourteen 19 Aug 2013 14:16:46 34,468 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    I just wear separate wrist straps under my gloves, works fine.
    Yeah i just wear seperate wrist straps (think they are the maxi muscle red and black ones from amazon).

    I dont wear gloves unless i'm using a bar with rough grip and i expect it to rub -eg i wont wear them for bench press, but i will wear them for bicep curls.

    Oh and in good news, my weights were finally delivered a week ago! i have finally quit the gym and making good use of my garage. Need some good leg exercises though, so far i've got front/back squats, weighted lunges and step ups (although i need to buy a step), and deadlifts.
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Aug 2013 14:23:08 39,567 posts
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    Cool, I'll quit my gym and join yours...you do have a pool right? :)

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  • smoothpete 19 Aug 2013 14:26:56 31,826 posts
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    I'm getting closer to running 10k in 45 mins. 50:34 on saturday. I will get there. Stupid legs.
  • THFourteen 19 Aug 2013 14:28:08 34,468 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Cool, I'll quit my gym and join yours...you do have a pool right? :)
    Haha! Actually a guy was telling me that there is one of those 24h gyms right near the station

    Bit annoying as I might have checked it out first only 32quid a month apparently
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Aug 2013 14:34:59 39,567 posts
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    How much were you paying before? Virgin active in the stadium is only 45 with pru health.

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