Hitting the gym at last

Discussion in 'Newbie Questions' started by Aegis, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    After too long being complacent, I finally decided / realised that I'm unfit and overweight. As a result, I'm now working out three times a week, including personal training sessions with a guy who I swear is trying to kill me.

    No questions at this point, just thought I'd share!
  2. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Good luck, and stick with it! :) I feel the same about my PT, and I'm sure some of my clients feel the same about me, but you'll get results :D
  3. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    Yay Aegis! I put on rather than took off weight the past four months myself, unfortunately. I'm trying to reverse that now. Doh!
  4. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Moderator Supporter

    One of us! One of us! One of us!
  5. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    Good stuff Aegis.
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Need to do the same myself having missed a lot of training due to other commitments; it isn't any easier as I approach 50 either!
  7. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    Mobility, mobility, mobility.

    That's the key as you get older.
  8. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio


    Use it or lose it!
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  9. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    So true. I want to be 20 again. :cry:
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  10. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    Then move.

    It sounds so simple, but we don't move.

    I don't warm up that hard any more, but I do lots of mobility drills.

    I don't stretch that much, but I do lots of mobility drills that work my flexibility.

    Flexibility isn't the ability to do the splits or touch your toes, it's the ability to twist and turn, to reach and bend.

    We have a few videos on MAP that show BJJ solo drills, where one person rolls and twists around the floor and that is what I do more and more.
  11. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    My broken body tried to like your post, then my brain slapped it and told it to go sit in the corner.
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  12. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Update: an hour yesterday and an hour today.

    I now ache pretty much everywhere and have trouble climbing the stairs.
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  13. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu Supporter

    welcome to club DOMS :)

    You'll need to install an accessible toilet for most of your week
  14. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    A carrot a day keeps the angry ex-military PTI away. :p
  15. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Just a brief update - I've been hitting the gym for a little over 3 months and have lost 11kg so far - not a bad start. I'm also now able to exercise and then function properly the next day, so I'm clearly stronger and fitter than I was to begin with.

    Very happy with the results, though I hope eventually to get to a point where I can maintain my weight and fitness without going to the gym four times a week!
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  16. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Congrats mate. Well done you. Keep it up!
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  17. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    Excellent news.

    It's inspiring to read, as I seem to be stuck in a fitness rut.
  18. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Far and away the hardest part was actually getting stuck in on day one. Since then it's been getting gradually easier and easier to maintain.
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  19. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    Wow, that is inspiring! I've been in a rut for several months -- no change in weight. I've been in class, but, obviously it's not enough. This and that and the other excuse, and ... you've inspired me, dude. Thanks. :)

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