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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    jrock545- When doing the Seated LCs, do you lean forward (bend at waist) as you do the reps (during the positive part)? Supposedly that not only works the Hams better but also relieves stress on the back. I see people sitting with their backs pressed against the seat and supposedly that`s all wrong biomechanically-speaking. I don`t really know myself as I`ve never done the movement enough to figure it out. If you`ve never tried doing that, might be worth experimenting with, if nothing else it oughta make the movement *safer* and IMO that`s a plus when it comes to trying something new.

    Since you`re taking precautions with your back, are you doing any Straight-leg/Romanian Deads or Good Mornings (for your Hams)? I`m still astounded how well the latter work for me, infinitely better than the Deads despite using baby weights, but my wife (spinal fusion) does better with the Deads (Romanian style, slight bend in the knees).

    Oh, and waiting *23* days between Leg workouts resulted in so many more reps yesterday that I might have to up the resistance! An extra four days before Chest/Tris and going *four weeks* between AirDyne cardio sessions resulted in my best performance on those in ages too. This limited volume/infrequent workout thing is getting kinda crazy but it just keeps working for me. And *not* doing the Drop Sets/etc. was indeed a good idea, sure didn`t expect that one either.

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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    I don’t purposely lean forward during the movement, but I think it’s natural to lean forward just a bit, but I never feel any stress on my back doing seated lc’s.

    Any deadlift variation at all aggravates my back. They’re simply out of the question. I am interested in trying weighted hip thrusts, though. That glute/posterior chain activation is supposed to be excellent for the back.

    And I felt good enough today to do leg movements again. Pushed the whole stack on the leg press 18 times.

    Im gonna be switching to DoggCrapp training after the wedding. Looking forward to trying something new.
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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    jrock645- That`s great, sounds like you`re all OK.

    Glad your back doesn`t mind the seated LCs. Lying ones can really put strain on the wrong places.

    Did you lose any strength on the Leg Press from taking a few days rest? 18 reps with the whole stack sounds good to me!

    I`m still quite sore from Wed.`s Leg Day, had to back my walking down to 3.6 yesterday and even that was a bit of work. Definitely was *not* up to that 4mph stuff!

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    Anyone familiar with Peleton bikes? I’ve got to do something low impact to rehab my back and get my energy back. I like the idea of a “trainer”. When I worked out in the Army I always had a workout buddy to push me. I was always more into sports where Competition was more of a motivator. I always hated running in formation. My stride would never match up and I would wind up with shin splints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    jrock645- That`s great, sounds like you`re all OK.

    Glad your back doesn`t mind the seated LCs. Lying ones can really put strain on the wrong places.

    Did you lose any strength on the Leg Press from taking a few days rest? 18 reps with the whole stack sounds good to me!

    I`m still quite sore from Wed.`s Leg Day, had to back my walking down to 3.6 yesterday and even that was a bit of work. Definitely was *not* up to that 4mph stuff!
    Nope, 18 reps is pretty consistent with my last couple workouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Anyone familiar with Peleton bikes? I’ve got to do something low impact to rehab my back and get my energy back. I like the idea of a “trainer”. When I worked out in the Army I always had a workout buddy to push me. I was always more into sports where Competition was more of a motivator. I always hated running in formation. My stride would never match up and I would wind up with shin splints.
    Theyre really nice but crazy expensive. Big up front cost plus the monthly fee. I can’t believe that at a price tag like that it doesn’t include the service at least for the first year.

    Id just get an air assault bike or a max trainer if it was me. But then again I’m a really self motivated person and grueling workouts are how I meditate and decompress from the rest of life’s bs.
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    Yeah Iím not as motivated as I was in my 20-40s. The older you get sometimes laziness sets in and you have to look for that extra motivation and thatís where I thought a Peleton might work out. I am still competitive and always have been, so Iím going to push to be first if there is a race or a timed course. But if itís just a road course at your own pace I know I wouldnít get much out of it.

    The cost is crazy. Iím trying to pick up a used one on eBay. New ones are over $2500 plus the subscription fee. It would be worth it if it works well. Iíve looked at Nautilus and Nordictrak and they cost less so I may have to go that way, but something has to give before I start putting on weight that I can get off. Iíve been right at 200 pounds since I was 18 and never varied much from that unless I got sick and lost weight. 200 is a good weight for me.


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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    Autopian someidiot and his wife use/love their Peloton and his take on it is buried somewhere in this thread. He even makes a good case regarding its cost.

    If something`s just too expensive then that`s that, but if it`s "affordable if you`d really use it" I wouldn`t let the price deter you from something that`s right *for you*. Our Cardio equipment was kinda pricey (OK, the StairMaster was a wedding present), but after decades of use I`m sure glad we bought it.

    I sure do find the Motivation subject interesting! Like jrock645, I`m internally motivated (to a kinda weird degree, if anything I`m often too hard on myself).

    And I find it genuinely weird how much I DISlike training with others. Whether my training partner is more/equally/less in-shape than I am doesn`t matter, I simply never have a good workout unless I`m by myself. My wife claims it`s related to my Learning Style; that I`m "deep-self kinesthetic".

 

 
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