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lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
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#1
We did these a while ago, but haven't had one in a while. Since a lot of people have New Years Resolutions that involves becoming fit, losing weight, and/or gaining muscle, I figured it would be good to have a place for people to encourage each other, share tips, post your goals, etc.

The main purpose of this whole thing is to get you guys in shape and active. We all have too much sedentary time. Hopefully signing up for this will keep you guys motivated and willing to spend an hour or so a day exercising.

The Nutrition Thread is a great tool.

http://hundredpushups.com

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/train_like_a_man_8_the_4minute_pushup_test

Here's the first post of the last thread (please note that this is not a requirement to join this thread, more of a helpful tool:

Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
This thread is for people to sign up and post their progress in the NHS Couch to 5k running programme, which helps you train yourself to go jogging. Essentially, you download podcasts from the NHS website, and an annoying woman called Laura tells you when to run and when to walk to a background of cheesy electro music. Am I selling it? It's created by the NHS but you don't have to be British to download these workouts, anybody can download and appreciate our glorious socialised medicine

Here is how it works:

Week one
Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then alternate 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.

Week two

Begin with brisk 5-minute walk then alternate 90 seconds of running with 2 minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.

Week three
Begin with brisk 5-minute walk then two repetitions of 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking.

Week four
Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 3 minutes of running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes running, 2½ minutes walking, 3 minutes running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes running.

Week five

There are three different workouts for this week. They are as follows:

Workout 1: brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running.

Workout 2: brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 8 minutes running.

Workout 3: brisk 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes running, with no walking.

Week six

There are three different workouts for this week. They are as follows:

Workout 1 brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 8 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running.

Workout 2: brisk 5-minute walk, then 10 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 10 minutes running.

Workout 3: brisk 5-minute walk, then 25 minutes with no walking.

Week seven

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 25 minutes of running.

Week eight

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 28 minutes running.

Week nine

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 30 minutes running.


Here's some tips from the website on getting started:

The programme is designed for beginners to gradually build up their running ability to be able to run 5K without stopping.

The pace of the nine-week running plan has been tried and tested by thousands of new runners, so you can trust the programme.

You can, however, repeat any one of the weeks until you feel physically ready to move on to the next podcast.

Structure is important for motivation, so try to allocate specific days in the week for your runs and stick to them.

Rest days are critical. A rest day in between each run will reduce your chance of injury and will also make you a stronger, better runner.

Resting allows your joints to recover from what is a high-impact exercise and your running muscles to repair and strengthen.

Some new runners starting the programme experience calf pain or sore shins (sometimes known as shin splints).

Such aches can be caused by running on hard surfaces or by running in shoes that do not have enough foot and ankle support.

Always do the the 5-minute warm-up walks as instructed in the podcasts before each run and check that your running shoes are offering good support.

You will have good runs and bad runs. Accept it and don’t spend too much time analysing the how and why. Even a bad run is good for you.


Aaaand a link to download the podcasts:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/couch-to-5k.aspx

The link to download is the green logo on the right of the page.


Participants:

element4433
Highelf04
palm mute
WCPhils
jetfuel495
gabcd86
crazysam23_Atax
ESPLTDV401DX
K'Nuckles
c3powil
suckersdream
iro-bot31
vintage x metal
TheChaz
AxeToFall
oneblackened
nincompoop
guitarist41
heavyairship
ninnipinni93
uhh_me?
Junglie
shavorules42
guitarxo
jwizzle5786
Shawn1379
fc89konkari
Gorelord666
Burningritual
twowheels
Hydra150
TheReverend724
Alex_WK
ali.guitarkid7
TunerAddict
MrDo0m
AtaBorMan
AnAngrySquirrel
lfcagger
Hebriqui
ChaosInside
steve_muse
Pat_s1t
Cianyx
Våd Hamster
ChaosInside
JustRooster
Godsmack_IV
theogonia777
daytripper75
DimebagLivesOn
jakesmellspoo
Coach Potato

User Goals:

fc89konkari - Running: Half a marathon under 1.50, over 420km during the year, 10km under 47min
element4433 - Run first half marathon, be in a good position to do a triathlon, and gain 5-10 pounds cleanly
twowheels: jog/run the Great Scottish Run half marathon September at around the two hour mark
Hydra150 - be more active (walking, swimming, possibly biking, etc) and clean up diet
WCPhils - lose 10-15 pounds by the summer and just get healthier in general
Junglie - Get bench up to 100kg by the end of the year, quit smoking, and sort diet out
Highelf04 - Quit smoking, run Charnwood Hike in April, get into better shape, and look at rejoining the gym when I hit 3rd/final year of uni, and get bitches
Alex_WK - gain lots of muscle
ali.guitarkid7 - 100 pushup challenge
TunerAddict - weigh 180 by end of May
MrDo0m - continue getting in shape
AtaBorMan - Lose fat, get paid* editorialized
AnAngrySquirrel - Build muscle, dunk on bitches
guitarxo - Run 10k, Swim 20k, Dance for 1 hr without stopping, and Visible abs
lfcagger - By late march, get 1k run time to 3 minutes, 100 pushup thing. 200 squat thing, and Continue with and improve upon Ulster core strength program
Hebriqui - 100 pushup challenge
ChaosInside - 100 pushup challenge, 200 sit ups
steve_muse - gain weight and muscle
Pat_s1t - Lose 60 pounds by July
Cianyx - Increase lifts, lose fat, and gain muscle
Våd Hamster - bench 120 again
ChaosInside - this program thing
JustRooster - lose ten pounds, get two mile time under thirteen minutes
Godsmack_IV - increase strength
theogonia777 - Lose 20-30 before starting HRT and Be able to dunk by the end of the year
daytripper75 - Lose 15 pounds add muscle definition (probably for the ladies)
DimebagLivesOn - half marathon in March
jakesmellspoo - lose gut, drastically improve cardio/quit smoking
Coach Potato - gain muscle
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i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

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lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#4
Quote by Highelf04
I'm in the middle of it...
If that counts
It does. I've been doing it for twoish years.

This isn't a "let's all do the same thing" thread. It's more about getting the Pit more active/in shape.
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
Joshua Garcia
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Join date: Jun 2009
5,720 IQ
#5
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Edit: Does bench pressing a guitar count as a workout? Because I can. I totally workout.
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palm mute
Reserved User
Join date: Nov 2009
280 IQ
#6
I've already been in the process for a couple years now, but sure sign me up.
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every night
metal4eva_22
PonyFan #376121
Join date: Jul 2006
890 IQ
#7
Quote by element4433

The Nutrition Thread is a great tool.

You get better answers from /fit/. And /fit/ isn't helpful.

I find the best way to start running is to monitor your heart rate and make sure it doesn't get above 160bpm. None of this stop and start shit. Just get a decent heart rate monitor and adjust your pace.

EDIT: Actually there are a few helpful users in the nutrition thread. Not too many, but a few.
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Last edited by metal4eva_22 at Jan 2, 2013,
WCPhils
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Join date: Sep 2010
731 IQ
#8
I'm starting a new workout regimen tomorrow. My parents have a treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike so I think I'm going use them for a little bit and then start P90X a little bit down the road.

I tried P90X a couple months ago and just didn't have the cardio for it anymore. Ever since I stop playing on a sports team when I finished highschool my endurance took a large downhill plummet. I have to build it back up.
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#9
Quote by WCPhils
I'm starting a new workout regimen tomorrow. My parents have a treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike so I think I'm going use them for a little bit and then start P90X a little bit down the road.

I tried P90X a couple months ago and just didn't have the cardio for it anymore. Ever since I stop playing on a sports team when I finished highschool my endurance took a large downhill plummet. I have to build it back up.
I've never done P90X, but do they really push you into it so much that you have to have some prior stamina built up?
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
palm mute
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Join date: Nov 2009
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#10
lol new thread title
In my heart I'm with you

every night
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#11
Quote by palm mute
lol new thread title
Need to be more attention getting
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
WCPhils
UnBanned
Join date: Sep 2010
731 IQ
#13
Quote by element4433
I've never done P90X, but do they really push you into it so much that you have to have some prior stamina built up?

There is technically a buildup as you go along but it's all up to the person how many sets they do/how much weigh they lift/ect. And it can definitely be hard to go the whole 60 minutes each day if you're really out of shape I suppose.


Like, day 1 is shoulders and back so it's all pushups and pullups. And it will say do as many as you can and then you're supposed to keep building on it every week.

You don't have to do prior stuff, I just feel like I would benefit more from it if I went into it a bit more prepared.
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
theogonia777
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Join date: Jun 2009
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#15
New bod? You guys have no idea.
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Get a #%$@ing life or you will get banned for life.


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So-Cal
Banned
Join date: Jun 2009
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#17
I feel like i should do something to get in shape. I was thinking about swimming, but maybe I will try out the running, although I've never been much of a runner. I remember attempting a 100 push up a day challenge a few years ago and that made me feel pretty good so I might try that as well.

Hopefully posting here will give me motivation to do something.
hriday_hazarika
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Join date: May 2007
1,065 IQ
#18
I've lost ten kilograms in the past few months without having done any exercise consciously.

Then again, I have to climb four flights of stairs everyday, to get to my flat.

I think I'll just keep taking it easy. I've never lost as much weight as I did when I went to the gym and thought, "aight, we gon' lose some weight and shit".

This reminds of this one story in which Betty just goes about life as usual, and Veronica goes into hardcore exercise mode, and by the end of the week or something, Betty is the one who is more fit.

Always liked Betty.
Axeaman
UG's Curve lover
Join date: Jan 2009
813 IQ
#19
Quote by metal4eva_22
You get better answers from /fit/. And /fit/ isn't helpful.

I find the best way to start running is to monitor your heart rate and make sure it doesn't get above 160bpm. None of this stop and start shit. Just get a decent heart rate monitor and adjust your pace.

EDIT: Actually there are a few helpful users in the nutrition thread. Not too many, but a few.


Depends what you want though. If you just want to loose fat, then simply run and don't stop but if you want to have at least some muscles then you have to do stop and start
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jwizzle5786
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Join date: Mar 2007
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#20
Yeah I'm in. Been doing this for a while, and am going to get even more serious tomorrow.
Tempoe
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Join date: Oct 2008
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#23
Would be cool if it worked for some of you. I used to be kinda fat, well 35lbs over. It was all due to lifestyle, working at a computer, eating fast food for lunch and dinner, watching a movie with chips or ice cream. What did I expect I guess. Now I'm probably a few lbs underweight but in way better shape and so much happier. I could never imagine being more than 50lbs over, that would suck. Life is worth way more, how you feel, how people see you, how long you live, how successful you are is ALL hindered by being substantially overweight. Good luck to all of ya!
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#24
Quote by WhiskeyFace
Similarly there's this http://hundredpushups.com for skinnyasses who want to get bigger.
I'll op it, but generally I don't like programs like that.
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
gabcd86
isn't French.
Join date: Jul 2007
2,030 IQ
#25
I've been going to the gym a few times a week this term, but I haven't really had the results I'll like, so I think I'll try the NHS thing. Sign me up!
blake1221
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Join date: Oct 2007
711 IQ
#26
Quote by theogonia777
New bod? You guys have no idea.



No, we do.


You never fail to bring it up.
chev311e
Will do moose stuff for $
Join date: Oct 2009
400 IQ
#28
I got Madden 13 for xmas, so this isn't going to happen. Once I break my Ps3 out of frustration though, this may happen.
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#29
Quote by chev311e
I got Madden 13 for xmas, so this isn't going to happen. Once I break my Ps3 out of frustration though, this may happen.
Do what I do. After every touch down scored, do fifty push ups/sit ups.
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
crazysam23_Atax
Feuergesicht
Join date: Oct 2009
5,710 IQ
#30
Quote by element4433
Do what I do. After every touch down scored, do fifty push ups/sit ups.

I'd call that a good use of the pause button, man!
Highelf04
UG's ONLY Batgirl
Join date: Oct 2010
678 IQ
#31
Quote by element4433
It does. I've been doing it for twoish years.

This isn't a "let's all do the same thing" thread. It's more about getting the Pit more active/in shape.

Whoo
chev311e
Will do moose stuff for $
Join date: Oct 2009
400 IQ
#33
Quote by element4433
Do what I do. After every touch down scored, do fifty push ups/sit ups.


Or after every game I lose that I should have won, which is like every game I lose. It'd probably prevent some broken controllers, actually.
heavyairship
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299 IQ
#34
I'm looking to gain 10-20 pounds of muscle this year. Sign me up.
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WCPhils
UnBanned
Join date: Sep 2010
731 IQ
#35
Quote by chev311e
Or after every game I lose that I should have won, which is like every game I lose. It'd probably prevent some broken controllers, actually.

I think I'm going to do pushups for every death I get in Halo and Cod
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
guitarist41
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Join date: May 2006
1,812 IQ
#36
I'm skinny as **** but I want to start doing regular exercise because:

(a) it makes me feel better physically and mentally
(b) it helps me get a good sleep
(c) it can be fun
(d) I like the feeling of being all sweaty

Is there any online guides to total body exercise that isn't geared to building muscle (I don't want that)? Like, just to get fit?
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nincompoop
UG Owner & Founder
Join date: Jan 2009
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#37
I'm in. I started yesterday on my own, in fact. So I might as well.

Definitely doing the push-up thing... I can manage 35 in one go, which puts me at level 4. Hah! Not bad I guess... considering my average this time last year was probably 5, if that.
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#38
Quote by WhiskeyFace
Why not? Just out of interest.
Basically because they're finite. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it's more about a lifestyle change than following a program for 30 days. The programs may serve as a stepping stone for lifestyle change, but often people get excited to finish it and don't continue.
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
SaintsofNowhere
Mostly landscapes
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2,464 IQ
#39
you are all the losers that answer no to the question, "do you even lift?"

oneblackened
Better Than You At Mixing
Join date: Oct 2007
3,300 IQ
#40
I'll go for it. Need to get in shape, anyway.
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