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Absolutely. If I could walk these mad distances, I’d be aiming for Lands End to John O’Groats for a start. I’m sure everyone on here would try and chip in. 

Fuck it, walk across Europe whilst you still can!

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Here’s, little update on what I’ve been doing.

I’m currently 14 stone. I’ve managed to stop hovering between it and 14.7 stone, which was my issue last month and I think I have a grasp on it now. I’ve never had too much bother shifting over the last year (down from 16’ish), 13 stone is my target but I want to build muscle simultaneously, so it’s a bloody fine balance I’ve never been familiar with.

Anyway, I’ve reverted back to Paleo in terms of diet. It’s worked for me in the past, it’s healthy, I can eat a lot and I manage to cut weight, which ticks the boxes.

In terms of exercise I’ve been boxing (since around Oct) once a week, circuits once a week (but that has ended due to numbers). But I’ve been hitting the gym twice a week, and I’ve set up a fitness program at work in which the team who run the circuits training (part of the Newcastle United charity) come to my place of work and run fitness sessions with a group of staff who struggle to keep fit, and have some social wellbeing issues.

Anyway, I’m feeling good physically, still have some work to do mentally, as do we all.

Newcastle United are running an awards event tonight. I’ve apparently been nominated for my efforts, so we’ll see how that goes.

Edit - oh, and well... I uppercut myself at boxing, which lead to an infection. Nice one dick head.

 

Edited by Kaz Hayashi

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You could easily raise enough money to pay a bunch of heavies to come round and intimidate your abusive dad into getting off your back for a bit.

Just to echo what someone else has said (and me in another thread) - you need to look at this from your dads point of view as well. Is he really genuinely abusive or just baffled? You don't have a job, you go out for no good reason in the middle of the night then you come home and gorge yourself on biscuits. He probably thinks you are selling drugs or have become a rent boy or something.

He would probably lay off if you made it obvious you were making a real consistent effort to get a job etc.

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Been super slack of late after more or less chopping my thumb off with a chop saw. I could have easily cut the intake down until exercise was possible. However I decided the best action was to consume massive amounts of sweets and watch box sets. The result is I’m now 19 , 3. I’m off a lot of the summer to care for my son so super early gym sessions are possible. I will report back as I get going. 

Ralphy as long as I’ve known you mate there has been beef with your dad. It’s probably time to seek proper  help. Does he have any idea the way you feel towards him? Is there any chance  you can both go to speak to someone? 

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On 7/10/2019 at 9:04 PM, Statto said:

Have my first event a week on Sunday, the Run Norwich 10k, so I'm deep into my training plan for that. Anything under an hour I'll be happy with, secretly hoping for 57 mins-ish.

57:51, if anyone’s interested.

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Smug twat, yeah... but I won an award, so fuck it, I’m owning it.

On 7/17/2019 at 9:12 AM, Kaz Hayashi said:

Newcastle United are running an awards event tonight. I’ve apparently been nominated for my efforts, so we’ll see how that goes.

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I’m very happy at the minute Id booked a skydive for dementia in September and wanted to get below 15 stone so 10 days ago I joined the gym and changed my diet.

1st official weigh in today and I’ve lost 8 pounds so understandably I’m delighted 

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well done @Jacko and @Kaz Hayashi

FAO @Jacko for every pound you lose, put a quid into a jar, once you reach your goal treat yourself to something nice! 

Ita great to see so many positive posts in here, Fitness has been a great deal of help to me latley, especially helping with my MH issues 

i did 35 mins interval training on the cross trainer today after my chest, shoulders and triceps session, and i decided to chuck in some barbell back squats for good measure, if i could sell sweat for a fiver a bag, i would be able to afford a much needed hair transplant right now! The interval training was especially tough, never done it before 

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4 minutes ago, Ralphy said:

if i could sell sweat for a fiver a bag, i would be able to afford a much needed hair transplant right now!

Would be a good tinder bio imo

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Well went back today and I’m now 19 stone 6. Can’t say I’m happy about it at all. Still it’s the motivation I need to get back at it. Looking for 5lbs this week 

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I'm off now for the Summer (work in a school) and in attempt to not put on loads of weight whilst I sit around and do nothing. I've ordered some weights to keep busy and try and be the slightest bit productive. The thing is I haven't lifted since I was about 15 and that was wholly undisciplined. I'm now 36 and just fancy giving it a shot. Any tips for starting out? How many reps and what to start with first?

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2 hours ago, DEF said:

I'm off now for the Summer (work in a school) and in attempt to not put on loads of weight whilst I sit around and do nothing. I've ordered some weights to keep busy and try and be the slightest bit productive. The thing is I haven't lifted since I was about 15 and that was wholly undisciplined. I'm now 36 and just fancy giving it a shot. Any tips for starting out? How many reps and what to start with first?

Im sure someone more qualified than me will be along but in the mean time. My rule of thumb was always start on 10 reps for 3 sets. Training different body parts on different days. Most importantly taking it nice and easy clean light reps are better than heavy bad form ones.  

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Cheers, am I right in thinking it's ideally about 90 seconds between sets? I seem to remember reading that but could be wrong.

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I'll counter that by saying that any kind of workout split (working different muscles on different days) is for bodybuilders and bros; the average person wanting to use weight training for fitness and fat loss is better off doing training their whole body three days per week. This is especially good if you're just starting out, because a lot of your initial gains come after your body has mastered each movement, so training each movement more often means your body learns the movement more quickly. Then you can start adding weight, if that's what you want to do.

I'd recommend picking two exercises for each muscle group, and doing 3 sets of 10 for one of each pair every workout. I suggest choosing from the following:

Chest: dumbell/barbell Presses, dumbell flyes, pushups

Back: barbell row, dumbell row, dumbell/barbell pullover

Shoulders: dumbell presses, dumbell raises (side or bentover; don't bother with forward ones because your chest work will take care of them)

Biceps: hammer curls, concentration curls, barbell curls

Triceps: barbell/dumbell skullcrushers, close handed pushups

Legs: barbell /dumbell squats, lunges

They will give you a solid all round workout and help you build a good balanced physique and fitness base.

I'd also trim your rest between sets to 60 seconds. If you're buying your own weights, I assume they won't be mega heavy and you are looking for GAINZBRO, so the intensity will be lighter meaning you can rest for less and give yourself a cardio boost along with the muscle tone.

Six exercises a time with a minute rest between sets means your full workout shouldn't take more than 45 minutes,a nice healthy duration for someone with a life outside training! Once you've built up your base over 4 weeks or so, then look at whether you want to change things up.

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