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  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,488 Member Member Posts: 10,488 Member
    Drink lots of water, caramel!

    I have been lifting throughout the Pandemic (...my gym closed and so I worked out from home....my gym is still closed and I doubt I will be comfy going back until a vaccine arrives years from now...). I don’t lift as often because my home gym is in a basement room, which I find claustrophobic. But I do force myself to go and lift at least two x per week.

    Our new house, whenever it is finished, will also place the workout room in the basement. But NO walls will be in that basement and LOTS of light. So, hopefully I can find the lifting experience less traumatic and more exhilarating.
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,266 Member Member Posts: 2,266 Member
    Did a kettlebell circuit Wednesday. Still sore today. Got to get back on a regular workout schedule.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,727 Member Member Posts: 3,727 Member
    Gym is open. Banged out chest, shoulders and tris yesterday...legs today!
  • AllPositive1AllPositive1 Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Starting T25 tonight. Wish me luck!
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,565 Member Member Posts: 6,565 Member
    Good luck! I just tried T25 gamma recently. I completed alpha and beta a few years ago.
    I ran at the park today. It was hotter than I like, but it was also intermittently windy, so that helped a little.
  • AllPositive1AllPositive1 Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,727 Member Member Posts: 3,727 Member
    Banged out some back & traps at the gym!
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,093 Member Member Posts: 1,093 Member
    gam3rguy wrote: »
    Banged out some back & traps at the gym!

    How was it? Are you surrounded by plastic shields? I saw a video clip of a gym with plastic shields in between each treadmill and elliptical.
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,093 Member Member Posts: 1,093 Member
    Front and back squats today and a bit of accessory work. I hate hollow rocks. I have marky Mark's on my program for tomorrow. Can someone enlighten me? Can only find the rapper when I Google this strange exercise.

  • AllPositive1AllPositive1 Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Front and back squats today and a bit of accessory work. I hate hollow rocks. I have marky Mark's on my program for tomorrow. Can someone enlighten me? Can only find the rapper when I Google this strange exercise.

    Try searching for Marky mark workout. I think that's what you're looking for.
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,266 Member Member Posts: 2,266 Member
    Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians here! 🍁 (Didn't have a Canadian flag emoji, so that maple leaf will have to do.) 😁

    Rolled over the calendar to July this morning and read this quote -- "The best is yet to be." - Robert Browning

    Here's hoping that is true for the second half of 2020!
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,488 Member Member Posts: 10,488 Member
    Thanks, altered - it was a lovely Canada Day here!

    Lifting today. And cutting calories for the next 9 weeks straight. BOOM.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,727 Member Member Posts: 3,727 Member
    Uh-oh! I forgot to post yesterday...like, at all. 😳
    Yesterday was shoulders at the gym and T25 Pyramid at home.
    Today was Chest & Tris at the gym...I’ll hit T25 Rip’t circuit later.
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,488 Member Member Posts: 10,488 Member
    That is rare as rare can be, gam3rguy...you post so regularly!

    Yesterday I did a morning walk with daughter and an evening walk with husband and son. Nice. Glorious weather!
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,093 Member Member Posts: 1,093 Member
    Good day kids. In the midst of my run, this darn heel spur reared its ugly head. I had to walk the rest of the way. PT starts this week to address it.

    I am now a huge fan of squat university. My squats are improving without lift shoes. In fact, just socks.

    I'm addressing my core strength/ ankle mobility to ensure my form is correct before adding heavier weights. The ramp up program is showing improvement in my bench and deadlifts.

    I decided not to compete again until 2021. This gives me time to correct, address, improve.

    Have a great day kids.

  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,565 Member Member Posts: 6,565 Member
    I did step and more HIIT/step/kickboxing this morning. I'll stretch later.
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,488 Member Member Posts: 10,488 Member
    Good luck with the heel spur rehab, caramel!

    Today, I lift. BOOM!
  • KatiB321KatiB321 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Hi everyone. I am 47 and work out almost every day. I mostly do cardio but I really would like to add strength training to my workout routine. Whenever I try doing strength training at home I wonder if I actually do the exercises correctly because I don't see any results. I am contemplating joining a Crossfit gym once the gyms are allowed to open again but I feel like a sissy. I don't have a lot of upper body strength and I am older than most of the members there. I don't have a lot of self-confidence and I am worried that I cannot keep up with the other people in class. Should I rather try to join a regular gym and work with a personal trainer or just get over myself and sign up for Crossfit? Sorry for being a baby about this but any advice is appreciated!
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,093 Member Member Posts: 1,093 Member
    KatiB321 wrote: »
    Hi everyone. I am 47 and work out almost every day. I mostly do cardio but I really would like to add strength training to my workout routine. Whenever I try doing strength training at home I wonder if I actually do the exercises correctly because I don't see any results. I am contemplating joining a Crossfit gym once the gyms are allowed to open again but I feel like a sissy. I don't have a lot of upper body strength and I am older than most of the members there. I don't have a lot of self-confidence and I am worried that I cannot keep up with the other people in class. Should I rather try to join a regular gym and work with a personal trainer or just get over myself and sign up for Crossfit? Sorry for being a baby about this but any advice is appreciated!



    Hi @KatiB321. I'm one of the oldest at my Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting/strongman gym.

    I hesitated for years thinking I was too old. When I started, I honestly didn't think I would last as I was out of my cardio comfort zone. I was now in the midst of long time lifters and competitors. 2 weeks in, I had made my mind up to quit because I compared myself to others. Which was/is ridiculous. They had to start somewhere and so did I.

    I had personal trainers for years at a regular gym and saw some results. I started powerlifting Jan 2019 and competed for the first time 9 months later in Oct 2019. I see amazing things happening to my body as a result of lifting.

    I encourage you to try the crossfit and get out of your comfort zone. I promise the confidence will come in time.

    Look forward to hearing about your decision and journey.

    Kym

  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,093 Member Member Posts: 1,093 Member
    Starting T25 tonight. Wish me luck!

    You got this
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