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  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
    Happy Friday kids, hope all is well. I woke up very nervous today knowing that tomorrow is the meet. Took a long walk with the dogs and stretching quite a bit today. Weigh ins start at 6:30 a.m. Sdereski, hope you feel better. I will post photos when I can.
  • cdubks88cdubks88 Posts: 261Member Member Posts: 261Member Member
    Just curious as I've not been to this thread, but it this for most part geared at lifting or are there folks from other walks?

    I'm a runner but am looking to start strength conditioning and am planning to do so in the very near future to compliment my running.

    Working currently on building back up to half-marathon training.....work in progress but I'll get there. Goal is to hit one first and foremost when it's not hotter than Hades out and before I hit the big Five-O next year.
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Posts: 1,731Member Member Posts: 1,731Member Member
    Happy Friday kids, hope all is well. I woke up very nervous today knowing that tomorrow is the meet. Took a long walk with the dogs and stretching quite a bit today. Weigh ins start at 6:30 a.m. Sdereski, hope you feel better. I will post photos when I can.

    Best wishes for you at your meet, @caramelgyrlk! Your hard work will pay off today! 👍
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
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    One picture from today
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 2,950Member Member Posts: 2,950Member Member
    AWESOME JOB @caramelgyrlk!!! Killin' it!!!


    "Body Beast Build: Chest/Tris"=Done!
  • jayemesjayemes Posts: 823Member Member Posts: 823Member Member
    @caramelgyrlk you're making it look easy!

    Functional training core class today. Ran a half mile and didn't die. Weight's back up because I'm not weighing or counting - just stuffing all the things in my mouth. Uggggggggg
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
    Great day kids, Needless to say it my first meet was nothing short of a rush times ten. I had no idea in real time these meets are over 12 hours. I arrived at 6:30 a.m. and left at 7:15 p.m. I scored 6 out of 9 with my squat disqualifying me 2nd and 3rd attempt. I missed my last bench-press and smashed all 3 dead-lifts. I am now looking at the 2020 schedule so I can start looking at a few to compete in. Cryotherapy took care of my soreness today. The dogs and I took a 3 mile walk and they're pooped and I am still wired (lol). Have a great day kids.
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
    jayemes wrote: »
    @caramelgyrlk you're making it look easy!

    Functional training core class today. Ran a half mile and didn't die. Weight's back up because I'm not weighing or counting - just stuffing all the things in my mouth. Uggggggggg

    Thank you Jayemes......
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
    gam3rguy wrote: »
    AWESOME JOB @caramelgyrlk!!! Killin' it!!!


    "Body Beast Build: Chest/Tris"=Done!

    Thank you as ALWAYS
  • DjproulxDjproulx Posts: 1,390Member Member Posts: 1,390Member Member
    cdubks88 wrote: »
    Just curious as I've not been to this thread, but it this for most part geared at lifting or are there folks from other walks?

    I'm a runner but am looking to start strength conditioning and am planning to do so in the very near future to compliment my running.

    Working currently on building back up to half-marathon training.....work in progress but I'll get there. Goal is to hit one first and foremost when it's not hotter than Hades out and before I hit the big Five-O next year.

    Welcome @cdbubks88! No specific lifting focus here, we just happen to have a bunch of motivated lifters among us. I only move iron or do body weight stuff to support enduranced training and I haven't been kicked out yet. :)

    Nice to have more runners in the group.

  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 2,950Member Member Posts: 2,950Member Member
    "Body Beast Build: Legs...with sandbags & vest"=Done!
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Posts: 963Member Member Posts: 963Member Member
    Hey kids, deadlifts and squats done. Felt a bit limp today. Have a great day kids.
  • jayemesjayemes Posts: 823Member Member Posts: 823Member Member
    C25K. Running is so hard. But I feel so good about it when it's done.
  • cdubks88cdubks88 Posts: 261Member Member Posts: 261Member Member
    Djproulx wrote: »
    cdubks88 wrote: »
    Just curious as I've not been to this thread, but it this for most part geared at lifting or are there folks from other walks?

    I'm a runner but am looking to start strength conditioning and am planning to do so in the very near future to compliment my running.

    Working currently on building back up to half-marathon training.....work in progress but I'll get there. Goal is to hit one first and foremost when it's not hotter than Hades out and before I hit the big Five-O next year.

    Welcome @cdbubks88! No specific lifting focus here, we just happen to have a bunch of motivated lifters among us. I only move iron or do body weight stuff to support enduranced training and I haven't been kicked out yet. :)

    Nice to have more runners in the group.

    Appreciate the honesty. So since I'm new and not in strength conditioning/lifting yet, I have a question.....

    I was thinking about working in a couple of days of complimentary strength conditioning/lifting.....just not sure where to start. I haven't lifted for a long while....like long.....and would basically just be starting over.

    Didn't think squats seemed very complimentary to running but what do I know. I thought about working on upper - lats, traps etc.... what do you suggest?
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 2,950Member Member Posts: 2,950Member Member
    "Body Beast Build: Back/Bis"=Done!
  • DjproulxDjproulx Posts: 1,390Member Member Posts: 1,390Member Member
    cdubks88 wrote: »
    Djproulx wrote: »
    cdubks88 wrote: »
    Just curious as I've not been to this thread, but it this for most part geared at lifting or are there folks from other walks?

    I'm a runner but am looking to start strength conditioning and am planning to do so in the very near future to compliment my running.

    Working currently on building back up to half-marathon training.....work in progress but I'll get there. Goal is to hit one first and foremost when it's not hotter than Hades out and before I hit the big Five-O next year.

    Welcome @cdbubks88! No specific lifting focus here, we just happen to have a bunch of motivated lifters among us. I only move iron or do body weight stuff to support enduranced training and I haven't been kicked out yet. :)

    Nice to have more runners in the group.

    Appreciate the honesty. So since I'm new and not in strength conditioning/lifting yet, I have a question.....

    I was thinking about working in a couple of days of complimentary strength conditioning/lifting.....just not sure where to start. I haven't lifted for a long while....like long.....and would basically just be starting over.

    Didn't think squats seemed very complimentary to running but what do I know. I thought about working on upper - lats, traps etc.... what do you suggest?

    Since your primary goal is running, I'd suggest working on functional strength training designed to build strength in your core and the posterior chain muscle groups. I"m thinking of movements like lunges, kettlebell squats, various plank type holds and movements, including those performed on a Swiss ball: Rollouts, stir the pot, etc. On the mat, you could do both planks and bird dogs, including ones that include back flys done with dumbbells to build stability, etc. There are also lots of good options using a TRX to build both strength and balance. And I would strongly suggest "yoga for runners" (find online). Yoga sessions build both strength as well as maintaining flexibility (which is a huge focus for me).

    Since my focus is triathlon performance, I do kettlebell squats and deadlifts for the purpose of building glute/hamstring strength, primarily for increased power on the bike. Upper body work on shoulders, lats, traps, etc supports freestyle swimming, so upper body work may yield more aesthetic than functional benefits for running.

    Sorry for the core dump here :), but I'll end by suggesting two books by widely respected endurance writers.
    Matt Fitzgerald's "Racing Weight" has an entire section dedicated to sport specific movements that support endurance training. And Joe Friel's "Fast after 50" is written to provide insight into how we can maintain/improve sport performance as we age.





  • sdereskisdereski Posts: 3,395Member Member Posts: 3,395Member Member
    @alteredsteve175 - thank you. I have been taking medication. Turns out I had pink eye in both eyes, which was contracted virally because of this cold.
    I am starting to feel better, but still using some cold meds, but a whole lot less.
    Got in an hour of pilates and an hour walk yesterday! Felt good to move.

    Am on the road again today. Last work trip for a while. Thank goodness!
  • cdubks88cdubks88 Posts: 261Member Member Posts: 261Member Member
    Djproulx wrote: »
    cdubks88 wrote: »
    Djproulx wrote: »
    cdubks88 wrote: »
    Just curious as I've not been to this thread, but it this for most part geared at lifting or are there folks from other walks?

    I'm a runner but am looking to start strength conditioning and am planning to do so in the very near future to compliment my running.

    Working currently on building back up to half-marathon training.....work in progress but I'll get there. Goal is to hit one first and foremost when it's not hotter than Hades out and before I hit the big Five-O next year.

    Welcome @cdbubks88! No specific lifting focus here, we just happen to have a bunch of motivated lifters among us. I only move iron or do body weight stuff to support enduranced training and I haven't been kicked out yet. :)

    Nice to have more runners in the group.

    Appreciate the honesty. So since I'm new and not in strength conditioning/lifting yet, I have a question.....

    I was thinking about working in a couple of days of complimentary strength conditioning/lifting.....just not sure where to start. I haven't lifted for a long while....like long.....and would basically just be starting over.

    Didn't think squats seemed very complimentary to running but what do I know. I thought about working on upper - lats, traps etc.... what do you suggest?

    Since your primary goal is running, I'd suggest working on functional strength training designed to build strength in your core and the posterior chain muscle groups. I"m thinking of movements like lunges, kettlebell squats, various plank type holds and movements, including those performed on a Swiss ball: Rollouts, stir the pot, etc. On the mat, you could do both planks and bird dogs, including ones that include back flys done with dumbbells to build stability, etc. There are also lots of good options using a TRX to build both strength and balance. And I would strongly suggest "yoga for runners" (find online). Yoga sessions build both strength as well as maintaining flexibility (which is a huge focus for me).

    Since my focus is triathlon performance, I do kettlebell squats and deadlifts for the purpose of building glute/hamstring strength, primarily for increased power on the bike. Upper body work on shoulders, lats, traps, etc supports freestyle swimming, so upper body work may yield more aesthetic than functional benefits for running.

    Sorry for the core dump here :), but I'll end by suggesting two books by widely respected endurance writers.
    Matt Fitzgerald's "Racing Weight" has an entire section dedicated to sport specific movements that support endurance training. And Joe Friel's "Fast after 50" is written to provide insight into how we can maintain/improve sport performance as we age.





    Fantastic feedback. Really appreciate your throughtfulness in it. Thanks! :smiley:
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