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Adiabatic
Nov 18, 2007

What have you assholes done now?


Back to the gym tomorrow! FINALLY

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CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1793727872

Whats this odd feeling in the legs...? Is it the vague return of cycling fitness?

bolind
Jun 19, 2005



Pillbug

bolind posted:

Goal for tomorrow: eat a healthy breakfast; don't touch the croissants and danishes and poo poo at the office. They're not even that good, but, yaknow, when they're there...

Goal achieved, and this Friday, so far, haven't touched that stuff either. That's the only good thing to report from the previous week though...

Does anyone have a good exercise regimen for improving posture? Being a desk jockey and having a wife a foot+ shorter than myself lead to job offers as a bell ringer for a leading Parisian cathedral...

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Caffeine alternatives to perk myself up at work?

bolind
Jun 19, 2005



Pillbug

High count BPM EDM if you're able to listen to music at work?

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



Dunno, I don't drink any caffeine and still wake up at 5:30AM.

Don't you work 2nd or 3rd shift though or something? In that case, good luck. I know my circadian rhythm would just say "nah gently caress that."

builds character
Jan 16, 2008

Keep at it.

Rhyno posted:

Caffeine alternatives to perk myself up at work?

Drink so much water you always have to go.

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





Rhyno posted:

Caffeine alternatives to perk myself up at work?

Get some speed, m8.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

3 more miles down.

The Door Frame
Dec 5, 2011

I don't know man everytime I go to the gym here there are like two huge dudes with raging high and tights snorting Nitro-tech off of each other's rock hard abs.

Rhyno posted:

Caffeine alternatives to perk myself up at work?

Yohimbine

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

Short bike ride. Hills make me want to die, but that's why I need to exercise.

Going hiking later.

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Rode a bike today, put in some work, pretty happy with how it went

https://www.strava.com/activities/1797298281

tetrapyloctomy
Feb 18, 2003

Okay -- you talk WAY too fast.

Nap Ghost

Shoulder day!

... I still haven't found a way to make shoulder days feel worthwhile. Military presses up to 135 x 6/5/4, dumbbell shoulder presses, and a poo poo-ton of shoulder fly variants focusing on a good contraction, and I still end up feeling like I didn't do anything. Triceps, on the other hand, are four exercises and I end up feeling like I got something out of it.

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



jamal posted:

Rode a bike today, put in some work, pretty happy with how it went

https://www.strava.com/activities/1797298281

If you see a name you don't recognize following you, it may be me.

Also holy poo poo that is some ride. I'll do my "long" ride tomorrow that's like 15ish miles and mostly flat. I think you will surpass my weeks riding total in one day.

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Larrymer posted:

If you see a name you don't recognize following you, it may be me.

Also holy poo poo that is some ride. I'll do my "long" ride tomorrow that's like 15ish miles and mostly flat. I think you will surpass my weeks riding total in one day.

That one was pretty easy to figure out. I follow a bunch of goons and don't remember a lot of other screennames though.

And yeah, it kind of escalated because it was a nice day and the legs were feeling good. Main goal was to try to set a pr up that bigger hill, felt good enough at the top to do it again, then decided to get in a few more miles after a snack. And then I like to shoot for even numbers as far as distance, elevation, and time go and wound up staying out a little longer to do that.

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



jamal posted:

That one was pretty easy to figure out. I follow a bunch of goons and don't remember a lot of other screennames though.

I am not a clever man.

Broke my clavicle. Only fitness I'll be doing is fitness pizza in my mouth.

mekilljoydammit
Jan 28, 2016

Me have motors that scream to 10,000rpm. Me have more cars than Pick and Pull

Well, in addition to managing to stick to my calorie intake goals, ended up walking some ungodly amount of miles at the Trans Am / NASCAR race at Elkhart Lake yesterday. So that's not a bad thing.

Starting stationary biking next week too since so far so good.

Dennis McClaren
Mar 28, 2007

"Hey, don't put capture a guy!"
...Well I've got to put something!

tetrapyloctomy posted:

Shoulder day!

... I still haven't found a way to make shoulder days feel worthwhile. Military presses up to 135 x 6/5/4, dumbbell shoulder presses, and a poo poo-ton of shoulder fly variants focusing on a good contraction, and I still end up feeling like I didn't do anything. Triceps, on the other hand, are four exercises and I end up feeling like I got something out of it.

Don't worry about it. It's extremely difficult to achieve DOMS in your shoulders. Even bodybuilders have a hard time getting shoulder DOMS after grueling workouts. It's just not a muscle group that displays well in pain gains.
Your shoulders are growing as long as you're putting the work in and eating correctly.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Larrymer posted:

I am not a clever man.

Broke my clavicle. Only fitness I'll be doing is fitness pizza in my mouth.

How'd you manage that?

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



Being lovely at riding mountain bikes.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

Larrymer posted:

Being lovely at riding mountain bikes.

It's usually either that or hockey that causes broken collarbones. Or horse riding. Rest up, you can still do leg exercises.

MomJeans420
Mar 19, 2007

Most of the gear, most of the time


Hit 5 of my 6 weight lifting workouts for the past week, had to skip a leg day on Friday due to a late beer tasting party with a friend on Thursday night. I can pull off an arm day after a night of too much beer, but it'll just make me want to puke the entire workout if I'm doing legs. Unfortunately next week I have to fly to New York on Wednesday and back to LA on Thursday, so I'll miss both those workouts.

briefcasefullof
Sep 25, 2004
[This Space for Rent]

Well, I bought 3 2x8x16s to make caber to throw around to practice for the Highland Games.

They're only two weeks away, sooo I'm boned for practice.

tetrapyloctomy
Feb 18, 2003

Okay -- you talk WAY too fast.

Nap Ghost

Dennis McClaren posted:

Don't worry about it. It's extremely difficult to achieve DOMS in your shoulders. Even bodybuilders have a hard time getting shoulder DOMS after grueling workouts. It's just not a muscle group that displays well in pain gains.
Whew.

Dennis McClaren posted:

Your shoulders are growing as long as you're putting the work in and eating correctly.
oh goddamnit

Three weeks off from work ends tomorrow at 10p, so I'll be back to eating badly, sleeping badly, and exercising ... well, not badly, but much less frequently than I have been the last few weeks. I could be okay if I stick to the plan I outlined earlier in this thread, but man, is "get better sleep" a difficult goal!

Back day today. Weighted pullups (BW x 10, 25 x 8, 45 x 6/5+1/4+1+1, 25 x 6, 15 x 6, 10 x 7, 5 x 8, BW x 8), then pronated pull-downs, supinated pull downs, machine rows, shrugs. Finished with biceps. Tomorrow should be a chest day, but I have the kid in the morning and I have to nap mid-day to survive my first night back, so we'll see.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

Good rest day today, my bad ankle was starting to click annoyingly when hiking Saturday.

Back on the grind today, ~3mi for this morning assuming it's not pissing down rain.

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle


Grimey Drawer

Biked 9km yesterday along nice forest and beach roads to walk along the beach and eat burgers (and ice cream ), and then back again.

Probably a calorie surplus, but certainly also a quality of life surplus. I feel ashamed for not using my old bike more, while I still had it.

bolind
Jun 19, 2005



Pillbug

Been feeling a bit like poo poo for a couple of days but still managed to lift a little bit yesterday. Felt OK.

Also, keeping myself out of the office pastries but, regrettably, not out of the box of filled chocolates that we found in the pantry...

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



sharkytm posted:

Rest up, you can still do leg exercises.

I tried to think of things I don't need balance for (not worth risk of falling) like machines and what not. Then, things I could easily get into and out of ( leg press) with one good arm. About all I could figure was leg extensions, not worth it. Still in a good bit of pain so maybe more doors will open soon but prolly not worth the risk. Biking was my "leg day" anyway.

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Well, that sucks, sorry man. Stationary bike would probably be ok, but personally I hate sitting on the trainer. Suppose if I broke a collar bone I'd have to though.

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



jamal posted:

Well, that sucks, sorry man. Stationary bike would probably be ok, but personally I hate sitting on the trainer. Suppose if I broke a collar bone I'd have to though.

poo poo happens. I'll resume if/when it feels better.

Carry on without me goons.

Adiabatic
Nov 18, 2007

What have you assholes done now?




Really starting to see some improvements with this diet and the normal gym routine.

This pic was yesterday afternoon... I was able to hit 185×5×3 on bench and 110×5×3 on incline press!

Just woke up to hit the gym hard since I have a crazy day today and no time to go otherwise. GET SOME!

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

Going for another 3.1 miles this morning. A friend who's in a lot better shape might be coming along, so this may be much faster.

briefcasefullof
Sep 25, 2004
[This Space for Rent]

Deadlifted 330lb for 8 reps with nothing but chalk today. That was pretty cool.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

Nice!

3 down yesterday, going to go do 3 more right now. It's actually chilly this morning.

tetrapyloctomy
Feb 18, 2003

Okay -- you talk WAY too fast.

Nap Ghost

QuarkMartial posted:

Deadlifted 330lb for 8 reps with nothing but chalk today. That was pretty cool.

That's the best feeling. I miss deadlifts so much.

Adiabatic
Nov 18, 2007

What have you assholes done now?


QuarkMartial posted:

Deadlifted 330lb for 8 reps with nothing but chalk today. That was pretty cool.

Hell yes

briefcasefullof
Sep 25, 2004
[This Space for Rent]

Deadlifts are my favorite exercise.

Least favorite? Overhead press because it's a bitch that refuses to increase.

Dennis McClaren
Mar 28, 2007

"Hey, don't put capture a guy!"
...Well I've got to put something!

QuarkMartial posted:

Deadlifts are my favorite exercise.

Least favorite? Overhead press because it's a bitch that refuses to increase.

Maybe you need some Coca-Cola and Folgers. Mix about 4 heapin scoops together and get that Hyphy Mud going. If you're a beast, you'll sip it during your workout and never crash.

Here's a tutorial for you on how to increase your OHP and start living that mud life : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUzaw5_O9vY

Deadlifts are pretty exciting. I started doing them off the power rack at around knee height. I'm more interested in back development than I am working the whole posterior chain. The motion always feels good though.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





IOwnCalculus posted:

Trip report: So far so good on actually logging food, as well as actually not eating all the food when doing so.

Two weeks straight and it's vaguely easier to ignore my habit of the see-food diet. Still need to find the loving scale.

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Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





You'll never stand up straighter than after a deadlift session.

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