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  • JimDewJimDew Member Posts: 907 Member Member Posts: 907 Member
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    Just 3 miles today. Was a bit sore after installing a hot water heater yesterday. The first mile was brutal!!
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 1,621 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,621 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    A 16km bike ride this morning which included going up and over the scenic Jacques Cartier Bridge. *snip*

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    ^^ That was May 24, apparently.

    I decided to try this loop again for the second time. I rode fasted both times but today I shaved 2.5 min/h off my time.

    No wonder I was confused about getting back home so quickly: less than an hour and that was with getting lost (umm, yes...again) and stopping for selfies.

    Pretty sure I can chop this down to a 45-min out and back if I don't get lost, pedal hard the entire time and refrain from singing along with my playlist.
  • JustSomeEmJustSomeEm Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 18,008 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 18,008 MFP Moderator
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    A 16km bike ride this morning which included going up and over the scenic Jacques Cartier Bridge. *snip*

    4ethntg37v6k.jpg

    ^^ That was May 24, apparently.

    I decided to try this loop again for the second time. I rode fasted both times but today I shaved 2.5 min/h off my time.

    No wonder I was confused about getting back home so quickly: less than an hour and that was with getting lost (umm, yes...again) and stopping for selfies.

    Pretty sure I can chop this down to a 45-min out and back if I don't get lost, pedal hard the entire time and refrain from singing along with my playlist.

    That is awesome @MaltedTea - and thank you for sharing the pic.

    Finally felt like doing something today. The past couple of days have been bike rides that were less than 10 miles, but today I tackled a 25 mile hilly ride and it felt awesome. Not sure if I'm going to ride again tomorrow or do my elliptigo for a few miles.
  • netitheyetinetitheyeti Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    went for a relatively short hike in the hills (short because my mom joined and she's had hip replacement and back problems). was still a nice walk tho
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 554 Member Member Posts: 554 Member
    Moving apartments!
  • JimDewJimDew Member Posts: 907 Member Member Posts: 907 Member
    Today was all over the place. Nothing directly a workout. Cutting grass an hour or so. Some basic carpentry. Fixing said mower....
  • hawkeye45_hawkeye45_ Member Posts: 521 Member Member Posts: 521 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Moving apartments!

    Grats on the new place!
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,546 Member Member Posts: 1,546 Member
    Nice relaxing 30 minutes on the rower this AM and then 30 on the Assault Bike. Was nearly 80 degrees at 7 AM when I rowed outside but no smoke in the air for the first time in nearly a month (nothing left to burn at this point, the entire mountain range burned).
  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member
    I had a couple of days off last week. I was pretty active, but failed to log here.

    The highlight was Friday. I met my parents for the first time since Christmas. It was really good. My little brother came around mine afterwards for a climb. It turned into a pretty full day - a decent walk; 8 hours driving (traffic was from Hades); and 2 hours's clmbing.

    Here is me getting bored on the walk:
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  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 1,621 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,621 Member
    lol @drmwc you're super fun when you're bored!

    It has been threatening to thunderstorm for 4-5 days in my area but all we've ended up getting was spit on slightly by two or three clouds. 💦

    Just in case, I've done a 20 min upper body workout and a run along the waterfront with a couple of fartleks. Last fartlek was of a sprint-like variety up several flights of stairs.

    If it's not thundering after work, I'll get a light ride in.
    edited June 29
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,546 Member Member Posts: 1,546 Member
    @MaltedTea - we'll take that rain from you if we could!

    Another 30 on the Concept2 this morning and 30 on the AD Pro (Assault Bike). Managed to keep the HR under 70% of max (around 134) nearly the entire time, mostly around 131 or so. Really concentrating on this right now.

    Was tired today. Made the mistake of getting out the Power Washer yesterday. Thought I'd just spray off the bird dung off the wall and fence near my bird feeder. Once my wife saw the power washer out, it ended up the entire fence, pool deck, then pool rocks, tiles and around 3 hours of dragging the power washer around and hand scrubbing pool tiles with pulmice stones (and this was after my normal hour workout). So today I felt pretty wiped out. One of those days I was proud just to get it in at 5 AM.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be a tough rowing day. We'll see. I have some blisters on the hands that are aggravating right now. Just a few weeks off the rower and your hands have to readjust again and callus back up (I don't wear gloves, they just get nasty with all the sweat).
    edited June 29
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 5,134 Member Member Posts: 5,134 Member
    I did my yoga/stretching routine yesterday but gave up halfway because I felt too tight.

    Did the same again today and actually progressed big time! My right hamstrings are still rather tight, thus I was happy to discover the dreaded, and rather painful flip of a hamstring muscles/nerve when doing pigeon pose (wonder what my neighbours think). I noticed this in the left leg about two weeks ago, and it's nearly gone now after lots of careful stretching, foam rolling and massaging. Thus on to right now. And I can do a very deep lunge now where both thighs are totally flat, thus like this but a bit deeper shutterstock_91723619.jpg Actual splits are not there yet. Still too many tight spots in my legs.
  • MommytymeMommytyme Member, Premium Posts: 59 Member Member, Premium Posts: 59 Member
    Yoga, Rowing, Step Training, Walking, Cardio and Elliptical exercises .. total workout time over an hr and ten minutes...62dh0lt8r7k2.jpeg

  • JimDewJimDew Member Posts: 907 Member Member Posts: 907 Member
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    It was one run. Garmin had a hiccup
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 554 Member Member Posts: 554 Member
    Upper PHUL and 18K steps ;)
  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member
    @MikePfirrman Calluses were a major issue for me after my time off climbing. Climbing calluses (for me) are in a different spot to weight lifting ones, and so my hands were really soft when I got back to climbing. They were in shreds after the first session. It took a couple of weeks, but now they are back to normal and I don't need to tape up.

    Yesterday, I did:
    • An hour's yoga before breakfast
    • Squatted over lunch (5 sets of 6, 70 kgs)
    • Deadlifted just before dinner (3 sets of 5, 100 kgs)
    • Went for a walk, getting 17,000 steps in

    I meant to do weighted core stuff, but had some work to do and didn't finish until around 1 a.m., so I was lazy and delayed it until today.
    edited June 30
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,546 Member Member Posts: 1,546 Member
    Thanks Matt, yeah I know in my head they'll go away. Scrubbed the rower handle today also which helped. The sweat and grime build up in the hot Summer months.

    Did our indoor rowing club's CTC today, which was a "waterfall" workout -- going from longer periods to shorter ones as you progress. It was 7 minute/2 minute rest, 5 minute/2 rest, 3 minutes/2 rest, 1 minute on the rower. Averaged 2:04.3 pace for the workout, 3861 meters in 16 minutes of total work. HR hit 180 on the last set (over 90% of max). Hadn't done a hard row in weeks, so just tried to keep around a 25 stroke per minute rate. Was able to hold a 32 SPM on the one minute rep.

    Just pleased I did it. Performance not great but it didn't feel too awful. And legs were feeling heavy this AM as I've been doing a lot more leg work. So completing it with not the freshest of legs was good.

    edited June 30
  • JimDewJimDew Member Posts: 907 Member Member Posts: 907 Member
    Hit the rings today. About an hour of solid body weight exercises

    I umpire a game in a little bit too.

    :)
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 554 Member Member Posts: 554 Member
    PHUL heavy squats and deadlift day. I have kept these in 3-5 rep ranges. In keeping along with PHUL, I have a more hypertrophy leg day too. Should I even bother with this low of a rep range if all I want are larger muscles (glutes, wya???!!)?
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,584 Member Member Posts: 3,584 Member
    Hack Squats
    Hamstring Curls
    Back extensions
    Hip Adductors
    Cable Lateral Raises
    Single Arm Rows
    Chest Press
    Ab Crunches
    Ab Rollouts
    2 mile TM Run

    SO NICE TO BE BACK IN THE GYM!!!!
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