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    Thread created on 06:33:04 - 09/08/15 (6 years ago)
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    Last replied 10:11:51 - 30/01/16 (5 years ago)
    So I brought this upon myself. Will have a fitness challenge with one of my colleagues for the next 4 weeks.
    Why? Because she wants to get fitter but is too lazy. She really needs a kick up the backside.
    That's why I challenged her.

    But, I have an almost 1-year-old girl who hates it when I spend my free time not on her as I also have a fulltime job.
    This means that I don't have much time to train. Only a few minutes before work (which starts at 6am). My colleague on the other hand has 3 weeks off so she should be able to train.

    Sill, as I challenged her, I want to put up a fight. Therefor I came up with the following plan for myself.
    Monday: arms
    Tuesday: legs
    Wednesday: belly and back
    Thursday: shoulders and chest
    Friday: legs
    Weekend: walking with baby buggy

    Every day only 4 exercises, but everyone until muscle failure. Jumping jacks as warm-up and ofc some stretching afterwards. I used to do fitness when I was younger, so I know the exercises very well.

    I hope this will get me the fastest results for the few minutes I have. And maybe my colleague will be a bit lazy at the camping in Croatia. [:wink:]

    Anyone with experience with such a training here? Or any ideas how I can achieve good results?
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    Posted on 06:56:58 - 20/08/15 (6 years ago)
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    So far training is going well.
    Agreed with my colleague to do the easy female version of push-ups to find out who wins.

    Gonna start today with my back to running plan. Which means running and walking until I get fit enough to run only.
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    Posted on 14:19:30 - 04/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    Try stretching before work-outs, not after, that'll help loosen up the muscle and help you do exercises more efficiently.

    After work-outs, try meditation to cool off your body and relax your brain.

    Never work-out until muscle failure, it will cause muscles damage in the long term, the older you become the more fragile your muscles will get if you do that. Always work-out to 90-95% of your capacity.

    Focus on the quality, not quantity. Low reps, but with good form will get you more results than high reps, bad and/or tired form.

    Work on different aspects everyday of the week.
    Weight training, Calisthenics and Cardio.

    Give two days for every major muscle group.
    Leave weekend of something relaxing but effective like Yoga or Simple Meditation.

    SHAZAM!!!!

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    Posted on 16:26:14 - 04/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    Stretching when you just woke up? Are you kidding me? You need a proper warm up before stretching or you will hurt your muscles.
    I can only train at 4:20am for a few minutes at the moment.
    And walking-running combination in the afternoon with my girl in her buggy.
    That's the main reason why I chose this kind of training.
    And I don't train until complete muscle failure. Only until I'm not able to do the exercise the right way. So I have to admit that the term muscle failure wasn't chosen well.
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    Posted on 19:43:02 - 04/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    Stretching is the warm-up. What warm-up do you do? I don't know who told you that, but if you don't stretch before any kind of exercise, even warm-up ones, you will suffer muscle damage and tightness in the long run.

    SHAZAM!!!!

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    Posted on 05:07:30 - 05/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    Got it from what I read about some more recent studies about stretching.

    "Fact: Stretching after a workout can be beneficial, but stretching before a workout actually doesn't increase your range of motion. In fact, some studies suggest that stretching destabilize muscles, making them less prepared for strenuous exercise, especially if you're doing something like weight-lifting. Instead, do a warm-up, which gets your blood pumping."
    In other words: first a warm-up, then stretching.
    Without warm-up you're going to put too much pressure on your muscles.

    Too lazy to look up more about this now.
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    Posted on 11:31:35 - 05/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    lol OMG, that study is not recent, it was done in like 2013 and it was about static stretching, no one in their right mind or no one who wants results and have basic knowledge about exercising and fitness would ever do static stretching.

    There are two kinds of stretching; Static and Dynamic.

    Static stretching is an out-dated method. Especially when lifting weights. Although they still have their benefits.

    But whenever i write or speak about stretching, it's mostly dynamic stretching.

    Dynamic stretching should be part of the warm-up, the warm-ups should contain dynamic stretching exercises.


    Edit: Btw, there's also one other kind of stretching, Ballistic. Might wanna look that up too.


    Welp! Good Luck with your training. Btw, you have the most adorable baby i've seen. I couldn't stop smiling lol ^_^ So tiny!!
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    SHAZAM!!!!

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    Posted on 05:48:15 - 04/12/15 (6 years ago)
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    Staff Edit - no advertising
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    Posted on 12:27:35 - 22/01/16 (6 years ago)
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    Staff Edit----NO Advertising
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    Posted on 12:14:37 - 28/01/16 (5 years ago)
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    Staff edit: No.
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    Posted on 14:51:21 - 28/01/16 (5 years ago)
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    Worst option ever. Just fyi.

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    Posted on 14:54:08 - 28/01/16 (5 years ago)
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    S_H_A_Z_A_M [1939661]

    Worst option ever. Just fyi.
    I know. I hate these f**king adverts. 
    Reported that bullshit now.
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    Posted on 09:03:49 - 30/01/16 (5 years ago)
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    So who actually won the competition?
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    Posted on 10:11:51 - 30/01/16 (5 years ago)
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    Td3h [1785428]

    So who actually won the competition?
    None.
    We both were able to do the same amount of push-ups.

    Tempted to challenge her this year a few weeks before her vacation. [:evil:]
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