Hooroo quietly getting fit



  • Been doing a shed load of running again now the knee is good. Gym too.

    Wanted to wait a while before starting a new thread as I always start a thread with me being at the beginning of a regime but this time I thought I would start once well into the regime.

    For some reason, I can run faster than I could when training for the Marathon and can run 10 K up hills at the same pace as on the flat, which never used to be the case.

    New miss's providing an extra incentive too... tends to be par for the course for me though!!!



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Been doing a shed load of running again now the knee is good. Gym too.

    Wanted to wait a while before starting a new thread as I always start a thread with me being at the beginning of a regime but this time I thought I would start once well into the regime.

    For some reason, I can run faster than I could when training for the Marathon and can run 10 K up hills at the same pace as on the flat, which never used to be the case.

    New miss's providing an extra incentive too... tends to be par for the course for me though!!! [/quote]

    Way to go mate, look after tha knee. I have been hoeing into the fitess lately although hopefully I dont come unstruck. Im have my knee cleaned out on Friday which will put the breaks on my training. It will have a major effect on my gym work and I really need to stick to the rehab and dont eat too much shit while Im off my feet.



  • [quote name='Red Beard'][quote name='Hooroo']Been doing a shed load of running again now the knee is good. Gym too.

    Wanted to wait a while before starting a new thread as I always start a thread with me being at the beginning of a regime but this time I thought I would start once well into the regime.

    For some reason, I can run faster than I could when training for the Marathon and can run 10 K up hills at the same pace as on the flat, which never used to be the case.

    New miss's providing an extra incentive too... tends to be par for the course for me though!!! [/quote]

    Way to go mate, look after tha knee. I have been hoeing into the fitess lately although hopefully I dont come unstruck. Im have my knee cleaned out on Friday which will put the breaks on my training. It will have a major effect on my gym work and I really need to stick to the rehab and dont eat too much shit while Im off my feet.[/quote]

    Hope you have better luck with this workout Hooroo and Good luck with the op Red Beard, my knees were giving me shit and was starting to think I'd need another op on mine but they finally seem to have come right 6 weeks into my regime and now just need the bloody right heel to stop hurting to stop feeling like a cripple after my workouts/runs/Walks.

    Interestingly a stopped snoring about 3 weeks back, never was much of a snorer until a couple of year or so back, so I’m hoping It's because I've already lost the weight from those years. Anyone else had a similar experience.



  • Ha ha!! Since I have lost some weight I have stopped snoring too as the new miss's says I haven't snored once and I used to be evicted to he spare room all the time with the last couple of girlfriends.

    I used to wake myself up snoring sometimes, it got that bad



  • [quote]Interestingly a stopped snoring about 3 weeks back, never was much of a snorer until a couple of year or so back, so I’m hoping It's because I've already lost the weight from those years. Anyone else had a similar experience.[/quote]

    I also stopped snoring when I quit smoking. I do snore every now and then, dosen't bother me tho! I get a bloody good elbow in the ribs every now and then so not completely snore free.



  • Up to ten k runs now and stupidly offered to take the Miss's running, so I suggested I would run to hers and then run with her and then run home. To me, she lived just round the corner but I have now mapped it out and it is 5.44k from my house! uurrggh!!

    Been very good with food without really trying recently.



  • good work on that food thing - I reckon it is the little things that count. Don't upsize your happy meal. One pie instead of two, or vern better, a bread roll type thing. Don't go cold turkey, just have less of the good shit!!

    Perhaps you should cycle around Hooroo - you might end up running that marathon anyway eh!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']good work on that food thing - I reckon it is the little things that count. Don't upsize your happy meal. [color=#FF0000]One pie instead of two[/color], or vern better, a bread roll type thing. Don't go cold turkey, just have less of the good shit!!

    Perhaps you should cycle around Hooroo - you might end up running that marathon anyway eh!![/quote]

    Does a Family pie count as a one pie instead of two ??



  • [quote name='Mainlander'][quote name='BartMan']good work on that food thing - I reckon it is the little things that count. Don't upsize your happy meal. [color=#FF0000]One pie instead of two[/color], or vern better, a bread roll type thing. Don't go cold turkey, just have less of the good shit!!

    Perhaps you should cycle around Hooroo - you might end up running that marathon anyway eh!![/quote]

    Does a Family pie count as a one pie instead of two ??[/quote]

    Probably counts as about four!



  • Smacked the crap out of a 9.2k hill run tonight and was high-tailing it for the last 2k's!! Felt great and wished I had set out the 10k marker as I could have knocked that off pretty easily I reckon!



  • mate if your knee is still giving you grief make sure you're working your butt muscles in the gym.. most physios will get you to do quad strengthening exercises but the muscle on the outside of your butt is the most important as it keeps things straight.

    Easy test, just look in the mirror, do a one leg squat and see if you can a: keep your pelvis level and b: see if your knee folds in or out.

    if it's different on one side you've got a muscle imbalance.

    best exercise is squats against the wall with a swissball holding a dumbell. High reps - low weight!

    What's the weight at? we need numbers!



  • Haven't checked in ages!! Will gve numbers eventually though.!!!



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Haven't checked in ages!! Will gve numbers eventually though.!!![/quote]

    we'll be swapping places then, I'm well on the way up!

    got off the bike at wanaka ironman, got on the pi$$ (well not entirely true spent some time in an ambo getting my heart checked after having a bit of a 'thing'.. slight caffiene overdose which had my heart going at 210 beats a minute for half an hour whilst resting leading me to believe I was having a frikkin heart attack but came right after a while.. scary tho), have stayed on the pi$$ for a month now after having surgery on my arm which has left me unable to do anything so am in the midst of a massive blowout!

    xzxdrinks

    hit 107 the other day.. now on no carbs to go back down again in time for getting back into doing "something". Sprog on the way is going to cut into any training tho so could be a quiet / fat year!



  • Good on ya mate!! Come get fat!! I'll high five ya as i go the other way!



  • One thing I am enjoying is just training for no reason apart from me. I would have never run 10k before unless I was trying to train for a particular event/distance, now I am just going for a run because i want to. Will go and do 6k tonight and if i feel like it i will do a bit more, but I don't HAVE to do anything. It's the most I've enjoyed "training" ever



  • Off to Volleball tonight and have joined the Auckland running series which consists of 6 10 k runs and a half Marathon.



  • [quote name='WillieTheWaiter']mate if your knee is still giving you grief make sure you're working your butt muscles in the gym.. most physios will get you to do quad strengthening exercises but the muscle on the outside of your butt is the most important as it keeps things straight.
    [/quote]

    Tis absolutely true. I power walked up and down Maungatautari last week and the next day I could barely walk my calf muscles were so sore, and sis (gym owner/personal trainer) scolded me for letting my calf muscles do all the work. You've got to train and strengthen those upper thigh and butt muscles to do their bit cos they are bloody lazy, otherwise all the strain goes on calves or knees or quads.



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Ha ha!! Since I have lost some weight I have stopped snoring too as the new miss's says I haven't snored once and I used to be evicted to he spare room all the time with the last couple of girlfriends.

    I used to wake myself up snoring sometimes, it got that bad[/quote]

    Your misses lets you keep the last couple of girlfiends in the spare room.
    Man, she's a keeper!

    xzxdrinks



  • xzxsarcastic

    nice spotting, and no wonder you are losing weight and getting fit big guy!!!

    You're in trouble now too - my mountain bike has been into the shop and looking ready to go!!



  • excellent. On the 3 day fishing ttrip this weekend and then back over your way the following weekend I think.



  • what up big guy, you still the incredible shrinking man, and running because you like it (that always strikes me as insane, enjoying running)!!!!!



  • I have had many changes. My two flatmates (both Female) now serve me my dinner after I cook and I am only allowed as much as them which isn't a lot at all and I'm now used to that.

    Found a gym partner too but that doesn't kick off properly until next week and I have also been running.

    Refusing to weigh myself as i don't want to be a slave to the scales. I know what i need to do and that is a lot of work so will just try and keep at it.

    Still keen for a ride on the weekends. I'm up over you way this weekend for a wave



  • yeah, just give me a tinkle, working Saturday, but open to offers outside that!!!

    I weight myself every day at the moment, just because I am a number nerd - and it fluctuates around 2kg a day, but don't care about the weight - it is the notches on the belt that is the best guide I reckon, and on my 'fat black belt' I am on the last notch , comfortably, again, after it getting a bit tight over summer!!

    There is a good 10 inches* flapping in the breeze now when my belt is done up, there used to be only the one notch a year or three back!

    But then I will go for months without weighing myself.

    *Also when I leave my fly open when going commando, but that is another story... eusa_whistle



  • Your true weight is considered when you are standing first thing in the morning after a slash wearing nothing but a pair of daks isn't it ? This is when you are at your lightest and also your tallest ( your spine compresses during the day making you lose up to a centimetre or so )

    ......so that might explain Conrad Smith supposedly being 95kg ( I dont actually believe he is that much, must have been weighed after a huge feed ) but doesn't explain how Daniel Braid is over 6 foot eusa_think



  • I'm stuffed if I can work out who the new misses was on this thread. Can't have been that great as I'm not with her any more.

    Was going to start a new thread but thought I would regurgitate an old one instead.

    I no longer weigh myself. I have been watching my food input to a degree and playing a heap of golf and a bit of running and weights.

    None of my belts fit any more (all too loose, before you ask)

    I'm wearing a shirt that I haven't been able to fit in five years.

    Funny thing is, I have absolutely no idea how much I weigh.

    Don't have the sticky out thing below my chest and above my hips!



  • Great work, it's cool when you can fit old clothes. Free shopping.



  • below chest, above hips,, sticks out...



  • Still quietly losing weight. 9kg's in 9 weeks now (Or at least I think so as I didn't weigh myself originally but had my 115 belt notch on nine weeks ago. I was most likely a little heavier, but am being conservative)

    Did a 5.3k run last night and wished I had kept going but instead got home and did weights for 40 mins. Felt amped all night as the run was pretty much 60% up hill and the rest in the forest dodging fallen trees etc.

    Rotorua really is the best place in NZ for running. So many well posted tracks with distances.



  • It's awesome when you get fit enough that running is truly enjoyable - that buzz when you can start to push a bit harder is primo. I much prefer offroad/track running to pounding the pavement. Much better for your knees/hips and nicer scenary too : )

    9kg in 9 weeks is a bloody good effort too - Have you got a target weight in mind?



  • No Target weight in mind. becasue I have no idea what it should be. When I finished Recruit Course in 1995, I was 87kg's of lean mean fighting machine but only 20 years old. I reckon it would be very possible to be 92-95 kg's and look extrememly fit. That would be another 11kg+ to lose.

    I am doing a lot of stretches to extend my golf rotation and with the weights my drive is reaching distances I hadn't dreamed of. I don't want to bulk up at all, I just want to be lean.



  • yes, Arnold in his prime would probably not make the greatest advertisement for a perfect golf swing!! A lean mean golf club swinging machine - look out world.



  • Was in the hotel gym yesterday and they had a single 'spin' bike so I set up ten songs in the ipod to play as if I was doing a class and I was wrapt with the result. Alternating slower and faster rockier songs by doing standing hills or downhill sprints! Was the most knackered I could get without actually being in a spin class.

    Nice to muck around with some heavier weights after too. I can only bicep curl 10kg at home as that is the max weight but I extend the reps. It was nice to be able to rock out three sets of 10 with the 15kg dumbells.



  • Nice one Hooroo.

    Did you ever sort out those oats?



  • Yeah!

    I have them Monday to Friday in the office. Love them just natural!



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Was in the hotel gym yesterday and they had a single 'spin' bike so I set up ten songs in the ipod to play as if I was doing a class and I was wrapt with the result. Alternating slower and faster rockier songs by doing standing hills or downhill sprints! Was the most knackered I could get without actually being in a spin class.

    Nice to muck around with some heavier weights after too. I can only bicep curl 10kg at home as that is the max weight but I extend the reps. It [B]was nice to be able to rock out three sets of 10 with the 15kg dumbells[/B].[/QUOTE]

    If you haven't already get some kids dude, holding one in each arm while walking up a hill is "two tickets to the gun show" time. Aged one and nearly three but they are about the same weight ( younger one is already nicknamed Brad Thorn by my work colleagues )



  • Ha ha! Need a new wife first



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Ha ha! Need a new wife first [/QUOTE]

    Carry some weights instead. They tend not to whinge and ask for ice creams.



  • H, try sloooooow reps with those 10kg DBs if you can't get heavier weight, that'll hurt ya!!



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Yeah!

    I have them Monday to Friday in the office. Love them just natural![/QUOTE]

    Good shet mate. Remember you saying they were quite bland at first but they sure grow on ya!



  • Yeah, I keep forgetting to do that Bartman.

    I have been doing the 5,5,5 thing where you do 5 x extend to half way and then 5 x half way to top and then 5 x full curls (15 reps in one go) That really 'stings' at the end


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