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KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



padded shorts and pads for the knews elbows and wrists came in so i headed back to the park


they saved my rear end, quite literally from 5 otherwise session ending falls

i dropped in on the 4 foot vert and did a transfer over the spine a bunch and then i hit the 6 or 8 foot, couldnt really tell, for the first time in like over a decade for the first time.



felt good

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KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



giant bubble on my shin lol the one place not padded

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Internaut! posted:

turns out it's way harder to lose weight as a dad with 2 kids who need to eat 5 times a day while getting you sick with their kindergarten germs on the reg and demanding all your free time from sunup to sundown

don't get fat boys, trust me there are downsides 👍🏻

I feel like Iím on the edge of fatness right now. trying to reverse course

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

did some deadlifts today at 315lbs. felt good.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad

Was doing some 45degree bench dumbell presses yesterday, I got distracted in the middle of set 4 and the left drifted backwards past arms vertical, had to struggle to get it back upright and ouch my shoulder is complaining today. Concentration!

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

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NoneMoreNegative posted:

Was doing some 45degree bench dumbell presses yesterday, I got distracted in the middle of set 4 and the left drifted backwards past arms vertical, had to struggle to get it back upright and ouch my shoulder is complaining today. Concentration!

Yikes. I got tired at the end of a set of squats and I think I rounded my back a little at the bottom of my last rep and itís been bothering me all week

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

Wanna run with my crew huh? Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?

akadajet posted:

did some deadlifts today at 315lbs. felt good.

:hellyeah:

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



akadajet posted:

did some deadlifts today at 315lbs. felt good.
oh nice

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



i got a lat pulldown bar and oh boy is it nice to get in that 8rep failure range rather than trying to bang out 5 chinups but only being able to do 2 and 3/4

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

The Game is Never Over
Iíve recovered from my birthday/vacation weight gain. down 21 lbs now. my pants fit worse and worse all the time

now to try and get through 3 weeks where I canít lift anything or sit on a bike.

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016

Beautiful People Club

Silver Alicorn posted:

Iíve recovered from my birthday/vacation weight gain. down 21 lbs now. my pants fit worse and worse all the time

now to try and get through 3 weeks where I canít lift anything or sit on a bike.

Down a similar amount of weight, and right now I'm basically living in denial that my jeans don't fit anymore. Having a belt without holes definitely helps maintain the illusion, but I know that eventually I'm going to have to actually get a new wardrobe.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

The Game is Never Over
I had just bought myself pants in January too. gonna have to get out the needle and thread.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Just had A1C results come back. I am no longer in the ďpre-diabetesď range like I was in December. Itís back to normal. Phew

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

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KoRMaK posted:

i got a lat pulldown bar and oh boy is it nice to get in that 8rep failure range rather than trying to bang out 5 chinups but only being able to do 2 and 3/4

I love the assisted pull-up machine. Before I gained some weight I could maybe bang out 5 to 8 reps but with the machine I can really focus on going all the way down and engaging the right muscles with each rep

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

Wanna run with my crew huh? Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?

akadajet posted:

Just had A1C results come back. I am no longer in the ďpre-diabetesď range like I was in December. Itís back to normal. Phew


Silver Alicorn posted:

I had just bought myself pants in January too. gonna have to get out the needle and thread.

Congrats to both of yíall :hellyeah:

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

ADINSX posted:

I love the assisted pull-up machine. Before I gained some weight I could maybe bang out 5 to 8 reps but with the machine I can really focus on going all the way down and engaging the right muscles with each rep

I used the one at the gym before i was able to do non assisted pull-ups. worked as advertised, would recommend

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

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akadajet posted:

I used the one at the gym before i was able to do non assisted pull-ups. worked as advertised, would recommend

Some people use rubber bands but that seems so clumsy to me, plus what if they snapped right near my face :ohdear:

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

ADINSX posted:

Some people use rubber bands but that seems so clumsy to me, plus what if they snapped right near my face :ohdear:

Iíve seen enough videos of people getting slapped in the nuts with bands to try that.

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016

Beautiful People Club

I ran across an old FB post of mine where I was bragging about finally hitting 16 pull ups in a row, and how I was shooting for 20. Nowadays, getting in 2 solid pull-ups in a row is a rare feat. Granted, even after all my weight loss this year I'm still 42 pounds heaver than I was back then, but I don't know if I'll ever get back to that level...

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan


im getting fat from beer again

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

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akadajet posted:

Iíve seen enough videos of people getting slapped in the nuts with bands to try that.

Oh god I didnít even consider that



I did a light set of 3x10 squats last night, along with some incline bench and rows. My strength is down after losing about 10 pounds and my stress and sleep has been horrible with the baby, so Iím just trying to maintain right now and put gains on pause

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan


don't stand on the bands, rest your knees/shins on them and the chances of nut damage are greatly reduced

Share Bear
Apr 27, 2004

ADINSX posted:

Oh god I didnít even consider that



I did a light set of 3x10 squats last night, along with some incline bench and rows. My strength is down after losing about 10 pounds and my stress and sleep has been horrible with the baby, so Iím just trying to maintain right now and put gains on pause

maintenance workouts are still just as good as regular workouts for mental health if not necessarily phyiscal, keep it up


i really want to get back to 3x a week (for gains and also staving off feeling down) but my (regular, cheap) gym is just far enough walking where that's inconvenient. i am at 1-2 times a week rn and i feel great each time

when the weather's nicer i can bike and itll be fine

KidDynamite
Feb 11, 2005

started jumping rope again. my calves are very pissed at this development but already they are less pissed than after day 1.


working out is good friends.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

PokeJoe posted:

don't stand on the bands, rest your knees/shins on them and the chances of nut damage are greatly reduced

or just use the machine most gyms have. Itís right over there.

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan


Sure, the machine is obviously better but if you don't have one, or are at home, you can use resistance bands on a pull-up bar with your knees and there's little risk of testicular destruction

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

PokeJoe posted:

Sure, the machine is obviously better but if you don't have one, or are at home, you can use resistance bands on a pull-up bar with your knees and there's little risk of testicular destruction

fair enough

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big shtick energy
May 27, 2004


akadajet posted:

Iíve seen enough videos of people getting slapped in the nuts with bands to try that.

i've been using this style of band several times a week for a couple of years and haven't ever wrecked my nuts with them: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K1823XB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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