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Old 21st April 2020, 10:07
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^ Well done. By the way, good to see you back.
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Old 21st April 2020, 20:51
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Thank you Jam.

Hope you're getting on okay.
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Old 1st June 2020, 11:19
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I've been doing a mix of press-ups, planks and crunches the past few weeks fairly obsessively and am seeing some fairly decent changes already. They're definitely helping my mood and making me feel a little more confident about myself. I'm just hoping I don't lose interest as has happened more than a few times* in the past. Thank you to Jam for finally getting through to me about doing some.

I seem to be hitting around 300 press-ups on an on day now and have grown triceps where none existed previously. It's great.


*/many, many.
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Old 1st June 2020, 13:55
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well done Appear!!
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Old 1st June 2020, 15:34
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^ This sounds cool. Good going.

^^/^^^ Aww cheers, guys!
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Old 1st June 2020, 17:00
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300 is really impressive. How many are you doing per set?

Gained about 5kg since lockdown, not enough exercise.
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Old 1st June 2020, 17:04
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^^^^ I was wondering the same too - congratulations Appear, that's a brilliant achievement mate

Which type of press-ups are you doing? Like nose to the floor types?
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Old 2nd June 2020, 15:53
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I did my first pull up yesterday, I know one solitary pull up sounds quite pathetic but I've never been able to do any before so I'm going to be riding the wave of being quite proud of that for the next few days.
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Old 2nd June 2020, 17:27
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^ you are female aren't you?
I am amazed at any woman being able to hold their own weight!! We have terrible upper body strength, my arms are like spaghetti, except fat, maybe like linguine or just soggy pasta

Well done
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Old 2nd June 2020, 17:51
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^^ Sounds impressive to me. I've never tried one - don't expect I'd fare especially well.

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300 is really impressive. How many are you doing per set?

Gained about 5kg since lockdown, not enough exercise.
I find them quite easy and enjoyable really, so it's not much effort. 15 per set, so they tot up quite fast. I could do more per set but am keeping at that. Will continue as I am for a bit and then look to change up technique a bit to make them harder.


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^^^^ I was wondering the same too - congratulations Appear, that's a brilliant achievement mate

Which type of press-ups are you doing? Like nose to the floor types?
Cheers! Just your basic kind, following this: https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/proper-push-up/
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Old 2nd June 2020, 18:46
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Thanks Nanuq and Appear - and yep, I am female.
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Old 2nd June 2020, 18:56
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You are strong!!
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Old 5th June 2020, 10:17
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Between 25-50 km on my exercise bike per day. Each session set as 25 km.
With most days two sessions of around 40 + minutes each.
It's not a Peloton have better things to spend £2,000 + on.

I've managed to drop five stone in a two year period now it's just maintainance.
22,000 Miles (36,000 km) in the period since I began logging it in July 2017.
142 hrs and 5,100 km this year to this point.
It's just tough at this time of year with how warm it is to do things.

I've gained maybe 3-4 lbs with being off work in the period due to lock down.
Jobs quite physical so was always burning some excess calories.
Back to work Monday
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Old 3rd August 2020, 10:21
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I'm on week 6 of the couch to 5k. I did skip one run of going 20 mins with no intervals which i intend to go for at the end of this week, just wanted a little more prep. I'm already running* 18 minutes but thats with walking intervals. Still a bit shocked i got this far.

*Very light jogging.
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Old 15th September 2020, 19:25
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^^ Congrats, Gosties, that's quite some going. I struggle with any sort of consistency over the summer period too.

^ Nice one, twosocks - how're you going with that?
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Old 15th September 2020, 19:29
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Does anyone know the proper technique for a squat? I've started a light weights routine with a bar bell which includes squats. I'm squating almost completely down so my heel is nearly touching back thigh ... is that correct or does it even matter?
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