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Old 3rd January 2018, 20:58
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Good to see people doing some exercise! I attribute exercise as about 75% of the reason I beat my depression and it boosts your confidence/self esteem. Personally I like callisthenics/strength training, doing handstand pushups against a wall is fun too. I usually wake up at ungodly hours for work, drink some water then do 10-20 pushups and 10 leg raises on my door frame. I find the endorphins and blood flowing helps me start off in a better mood. Trying to learn a frog stand to handstand at the moment and almost got it.
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Old 7th January 2018, 12:51
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Week 1 over, I've actually increased it to 120-140 push ups and 60 pull ups a day, but I've kept my squats to 100. I split my workouts in two, before and after work, apart from weekends, where I do it all in one session.

So far my upper body feels more full. I'm not going to make bodybuilding gains at all with this workout, but there has definitely been gains. I'm feeling great, doing this before work makes me feel more confident, like I've achieved something before my working day even starts. I'm not doing this to lose weight, but I've noticed that my body fat levels has decreased a tad, I can just feel it when I skim my hands over my body (that's how I normally monitor my body fat levels tbh). Not made massive changes, but noticeable changes, especially to me, it's been worth it so far. This is only week 1, I'm very hopeful as to the changes after 4 weeks of this.
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Old 7th January 2018, 13:01
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I can hardly motivate myself to get out of bed at 1pm, I think any physical exercise is going to be a while away yet.
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Old 21st January 2018, 11:16
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Just completed week 3. Looking and feeling good. I can't wait for the end of the month for it to be over, because I'm a little knackered as there's no rest days, and I'm looking forward to resuming my normal training, but it's been worth it so far.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 12:33
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Full credit to anyone who is doing this. A few years ago I went through a bit of a fitness regime. Nothing too strenuous because I suffer from arthritis – but enough to make a small difference.

I don't have much upper body strength and I do find doing literally any push ups very difficult indeed. I can, with much gritted teeth and slowness, do about five before I collapse to the ground out of breath! So, I do know what sort of hard work would be involved to achieve this level of fitness. The 'burn' is real!

Coming up for two years ago, I did do a month's 'Plank Challenge' in an attempt to build some inner core muscles. I was successful at completing the month (just! With lots of 'wobbly arm' moments trying to hold me up!) but I was aching almost continuously in my lower stomach and arms for weeks… I think it was just starting to make a physical difference right at the end of the challenge but it could have been in my head. It was nothing like what you see in the pictures where it shows someone with a beer gut one month and then a ripped six pack a month later… I might have lost about a quarter of an inch off my waist and that was it! I just don't have that body-type to achieve what the pictures show unfortunately. Sure, I can lose weight (which I did…helped by a lot of walking) but muscles? Nope. Not a chance! I know when I'm beaten!

I am considering doing it again once the weather starts warming up. Not at the moment though, as I know I'd probably trigger my arthritis, so I'll have to be sensible about it.

Sadly I can't comment on pull-ups. I don't have the means to do them but I suspect I wouldn't be any good at it. Gyms are too expensive for me and again, doing things like this in a room of strangers is a "no, no" for me…
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Old 31st January 2018, 22:55
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Good for you Change87! The better weather certainly helps. I am using a treadmill in the garage. Running every two days then walking every other day. Five miles total either way and it makes you feel good! Combine that with sensible eating, low alcohol consumption and you are doing well! Regarding your comment 'all the reason to move abroad' that is my long term plan, to live somewhere like Florida where the sun shines every day and everyone is friendly Not just a dream. I will actually do it when the time is right! 20 years and counting
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Old 1st February 2018, 22:52
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@AJF79 Sounds great. How are you finding the running, has it got a lot easier over time? How long does it take you to do 5 miles? Don't wait 20 years. I'm assuming this is when your retire, is there anyway you can do it sooner?
I am from the country so enjoy hiking in the hills/mountains. In winter months, the treadmill is handy. Exercise is good, and certainly makes you feel good, both physically and mentally! I can walk five miles in 1hr 15mins and can run 5km which is around 3 miles in 30 minutes. I also drink 2 litres of water per day which is easier said than done, roughly four pints. I can go now! I have the money but I have family needs to sort out first, e.g. parents getting old and I want to get daughters through university and settled first before I think of myself.
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Old 3rd February 2018, 12:39
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I finished this on wednesday. Honestly, my body is crying out for a break. In the end I was doing 150 push ups, 60 pull ups, and 100 squats daily. I took 3 days off in total. The workout itself isn't hard, but doing them every day was tough. Especially in the winter mornings, that was crazy. And I think I've got a non-w@nking related wrist injury. But once I completed them each morning, I genuinely felt great afterwards.

I've reduced my body fat, that is clear to see. My upper body muscles are feeling fuller.

I'm going to take about 5 days break, then on monday im going to continue with my heavier weighted calisthenics routine.

@Change87 - Thanks for your support in this thread, it didn't go unnoticed.

@candlelight - I used to do sprint HIIT back in the day, I wish I could go back to doing them, they are by far the most brutal workouts I've ever done, I've puked up after on a couple of occassions. I feel like vomitting just thinking about them. They are by far the best exercise for shredding body fat and getting super fit in a relatively short space of time. It's the king. Hill sprints too.
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Old 5th February 2018, 14:44
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I went to an athletics track this morning and ran a 400m sprint. And I signed up to their gym.
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Old 14th February 2018, 18:29
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Well done, jam. You're a machine.

I did it for a couple of days. Longer than I thought possible :D

Since Saturday I've been taking the dogs out for 20-30min walks, three times a day. That's something maybe.

I tell you what, it's making me hungry. I don't normally let myself get to the point of being hungry teehee.
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Old 2nd March 2018, 17:42
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I've been getting into doing press-ups this week. I started with 4 a few times at the start of the week, now up to 6, doing them every 1:30-2 hours
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Old 2nd March 2018, 21:50
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^ Cool bro. You should Google 'grease the groove'. It's not about w@nking, I swear. A lot of people have had great success with this method, and it works really well with press ups.
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Old 3rd March 2018, 05:00
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Oh yeah I remember hearing about that years ago, it's actually what I'm doing I just didn't realise that's what it was
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Old 5th March 2018, 03:16
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Wearing spandex........Check

Look focused and determined......Check

Start playing Olivia Newton John's Physical song......Check




Ok, let’s do this!!!!!!!!!!





Not feeling 100%.......Check

Heard something crack......Check

Stop playing Olivia Newton John's Physical song......Check
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Old 5th March 2018, 05:04
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Old 26th December 2018, 16:14
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Anyone up for this (or something similar/something more suited to your individual level) starting 1st Jan for 30 days straight (or even 5-6 days a week for 4 weeks)?

I like to start the year with some solid conditioning work to counter the mega Xmas binge.

Who's up for it?

No gym required.
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Old 26th December 2018, 16:28
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i'll do what I can
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Old 26th December 2018, 16:48
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I'll be up for that, definatly need to counter the christmas binge. How many push ups per set and how many sets etc?
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Old 26th December 2018, 16:55
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^ Sup to you really. Because you're doing it daily, no need to reach failure on any set. As long as you reach the daily target. For example, 10x10 or 5 x20. Or if you find push ups really hard you can do 20x5 if you really want to.

Personally I'd say each set do about 50-70% of your 1 set max. (If you can do 30 Push ups max on a single set, aim for around 15-20 push ups each set).
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Old 26th December 2018, 16:58
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Okay what bout rest days in between or is there no need?
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Old 26th December 2018, 17:02
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It's up to you. Personally I'm going to aim to do this 6-7 days a week. But listen to your body, take day off if you feel it. Or if you can power through it, then do, as it's only a 30 day challenge.

I'm gonna be doing the same as last year....

100 Push ups
50 pull ups
100 squat tuck jumps.

Daily.
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Old 26th December 2018, 17:26
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Default Re: You up for it? 100 push ups and 50 pull ups a day for 1 month challenge

I want to start a daily workout as I'll no longer be walking to and from work or running up and down stairs, so I'll be short of 11k steps per day and I'm getting fat as it is.

I think I'll do 30 days on my rowing machine, since this has always been the most difficult exercise for me, I don't think I've ever managed more than 3-4 minutes. I'd like to try to build it up.
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Old 26th December 2018, 17:45
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I want to start a daily workout as I'll no longer be walking too and from work or running up and down stairs, so I'll be short of 11k steps per day and I'm getting fat as it is.

I think I'll do 30 days on my rowing machine, since this has always been the most difficult exercise for me, I don't think I've ever managed more than 3-4 minutes. I'd like to try to build it up.
That's awesome, rowing machine is tough. I got a 30 day challenge for you....

Day one do your rowing for 3 mins and increase it by 1 min each day. So day 2 do 4 mins, day 3 do 5 mins, etc... So by day 30 you'd be doing it for 32 mins, which is actually insane for a rowing machine, but you'd have made tiny incremental increases each day, your body can easily adapt to 60 secsonds increases each day, and you become fitter after only 30 days, which is a really short time.

And imo, rowing for 20-30 mins is tougher than running for 20-30mins.
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Old 26th December 2018, 18:51
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I'm going to watch to two music videos from the 80s each night and am going to do some vigorous dancing to it. Also will walk the dogs for 30 min each day.
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Old 26th December 2018, 20:12
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That's awesome, rowing machine is tough. I got a 30 day challenge for you....
Sounds like a plan, let's see if I can make 3 minutes lol
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Old 1st January 2019, 09:04
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Anyone starting today?

Not gonna lie, I can't be @rsed. Plus I need a couple more days to recover from a neck injury.
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Old 1st January 2019, 14:38
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I did some cardio and rowing the day before yesterday, but couldn't manage any yesterday, so did weight lifting instead. I'll see if I can do some more today.

I've started logging all my food intake and am working to 2000cals, 60g fat, 200g protein and maybe 200-300g carbs. I put in a big Tesco delivery today that should be good for this split.
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Old 1st January 2019, 18:47
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^ Got your macros figured, you ain't f'king about bro. Nice one. I agree with the calories as well if fat loss is your primary goal.
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Old 4th January 2019, 13:19
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Just did 1600 meters in one 6 minute period on the rower.

I'm so pumped, I've been failing to hit 3 lots of 2 minutes rowing 500m with 3 minute breaks, so this is awesome to me.
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Old 4th January 2019, 16:41
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^ Nice one mate. Really glad to hear that.
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