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  • How much fitness do you do?

     Mally updated 11 years, 5 months ago 8 Members · 13 Posts
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  • Chris2k6

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey guys, just wondering how much fitness training and exercise we all do/get a week

    I had my basic training for the RAF last year and over them 9 weeks i was the fittest ive ever been. We would do 5 1 hour sessions each week, these would consist of all different sorts of exercise, from runs to spinning, swimming to circuits etc. I’m aiming to get back to this level of fitness and beyond it and am aiming for a time below 1hr 45mins for this years Great North Run

    At the moment my week consists of 1 or 2 times down the gym, 1 or 2 times out running and then a ride on the bike for a couple of hours

    This is going to be stepped up soon, aim to be down the gym most days and the days im not there then out running. Also joining the local mountain bike club and aiming to get back into football as ive lost touch with the sport since leaving home to join the RAF.

    So im just wondering what you guys do each week, see if i can get any ideas from that and if you’s have any tips

    Cheers

  • Gunner

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Well, in terms of training I do something every day.

    Until recently that involved gym work 4 or 5 days a week and cardio in the form of cycling the other 2 or 3 days, or if that wasn’t possible then it would be cardio done in the gym.

    However, I have now decided to increase the cardio by aiming to get out on the bike for various lengths of time and various levels of intensity dependent upon time.

    I’ve reduced the weight work to 3X a week and am trying to just use big compound movements for moderate reps, but am wondering whether to to go for higher reps on the same movements.

    There are some interesting articles on the site in this section mostly taken from T-Nation, why not have a browse through them.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 6:29 pm

    You young athletic types! …… 😉 😀

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 9:15 pm

    i race at least 3days a week every week atm, although some weeks i do 4 or 5

    so atm i dont need to do any training at all 😀

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Marty, be a bit careful of overdoing the racing, not for the tiredness aspect but more for the fact that if you do too many, you may lose the ‘specialness’ of the race and just treat racing as a form of training.

    In 1985 I rode 86 time trials and got into a bit of a rut where I was just going through the motions.

  • Chris2k6

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 6:28 am

    what about eating? i try to eat healthy, love me pasta lol i think my main downfall is the drink. Especially with been in the RAF, it’s just one big party lol going to cut that back aswel, in basic training i hardly touched alcohol and i think thats how i lost a stone and become fit

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 3:36 pm

    its allways tight tho in my races atm…

    as in allways god old bunch sprints…

    im getting a load of races in to get the speed up, then ending the season early after the mtb naional champs and the week after that the road national champs ( which is down london this year, bit of a pain in the arse…)

  • Tom

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I tend to have a lot of time on my hands, being between sixth-form and University with no summer job. So at the moment, every two days I’m going to the gym and swimming, every other day I’ll go for a run, and I tend to have about three games of squash a week, some competitive, and some friendly. When I’ve got hold of a new bike I’ll probably work that into my routine as well. I’m also eating much more healthily than ever before which is nice.

    I’m optimistic I’ll continue this during Uni. 😉

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Being an old fart, I regularly stir my tea with both hands and jump to conclusions! 8)

    Exercise / training / fitness? Bin there -dunnit!! 😛

  • George

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Being an old fart, I regularly stir my tea with both hands and jump to conclusions! 8)

    Exercise / training / fitness? Bin there -dunnit!! 😛

    SNAP!

    and as for eating…… I think I do pretty good.

    Chicken medrass twice a week (chicken is good for ya right?)

    Bacon Sarnie 3 times a week (I cut the fat of first)

    full english once a week (it be rude not to)

    fish & chips once a fortnight (i have stopped eating scrap sarnies though)

    But I do make sure I get plenty of veg & other good stuff!

    Stew, veg dinners, 2 pints of milk a day, a few bananas etc

    As for pasta, can I count spag bol & lasana (sp)

    😆 😆

  • bumble

    Member
    11 August 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I try to do a fair bit. Difficult at times with a family.

    I have a good work gym with some serious equipment. Olympic bars, Smith squat machine, leg press with plates, free weights, and various machine stations

    Cardio wise, running machines, stationary cycles,stepper, stair climbers, nordic track, so i fit those on a lunchtime or before leaving work.

    I do a lot of heavy leg work which tells on big inclines powering up.

    Cycle into work when i can, and chose a route to cycle on days off. I tend to look for a bit of hard graft in unlikely places, even digging the garden. I also have a bit of a sideline felling and clearing trees which gets a sweat on.

    By the looks of it i should be a racing snake with washboard abs, but i like my beer, and i like my grub so its never happened. I am quite fit for my age however.

    Dont like running. I get bored after about an hour and stop. Not good at it anyway.

  • Chris2k6

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 12:57 pm

    lately i’ve doing a lot more running as i have the great north run just around the corner. i usually go down the gym at the weekend as it’s deadly quiet then and gives me free range of all the equipment. That’s the best thing about being in the forces, free gym and sport facilities lol am getting into squash aswel, and ive even brung me tennis racket and golf clubs down to base

  • Mally

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Dont know how I missed the cardio room ???

    Gym 5 days per week, its at work, so I eat at my desk and use my dinner hour to train.

    started to cycle to work, which is a total of 23 mile round trip, try to do at least 3 days and a just for fun ride on Sundays.

    like bumble my downfall is food, I eat way too much of the stuff 😀

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