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  1. So I've been out, and not for a lack of trying. I think it's been years since I actually completed a challenge satisfactorily (probably because of the depresso and the drugs 😝). Tried to do the last challenge as @sarakingdom suggested, but I kept procrastinating, and here we are. For those not following the absolute disasterpiece that is my Instagram fitness-turned-meme-page, I haven't really trained since lockdown, I've been sleeping on the couch for a year (because I can't afford to fix the room), depression hit hard and I ended up dropping out of school, and I'm on my second wee
  2. Hey yall! I'm new to nerdfitness and I jus gotta say, this is amazing! Anyways... I just made myself an at home workout plan and I have no idea if it's any good or what I need to add/remove. ANY advice would be so helpful! Im doing resistance band and 5&10 pound dumbells for equipment. -4 workouts per week. -Plank& yoga challenge everyday. I have two different workouts and my plan is to alternate them. Circuit A: Tricrp extension Seated calf raises Reverse crunch Donkey kick Chest fly St
  3. So, I finally got over my gym anxiety by signing up for a beginning weightlifting class and finally feel like I can step into a gym without feeling overwhelmed - woot. But, the class is over now, and I need some help creating a routine so that I can keep this going. Now, I'm about to say something that very few people here are going to like, but, I need to avoid deadlifts for now. See, my class trainer was big into deadlifts, but for the life of me I cannot perform one with good form. My lower back is fairly weak, my shoulders are underdeveloped, and my hip hinge has no idea how to funct
  4. Hi everyone. I'm a complete newb to NF, I've literally posted my first challenge 2 days ago, but I can't resist a forum! I'm 160cm/5'3" female and 84kg. I've got 2 children, my youngest is 21 months. I've not really done any exercise since before I had kids, even then it was just occasional swimming, and I've slowly ballooned to the fat and flabby person I am today. I want to change that. I adore the way strong women look. I'm not aiming to be a size 0 with no waist or boobs or arse. I want to have shape, strength and definition. If I
  5. I'm 21 (137 lbs) and hitting gym for the first time . I don't have any knowledge about shaping body so I have a partner with me who has some experience with gym and I follow his instructions ... here is what we did in the first week : day 1 : warm up - mix workout ( push ups(15 - 20 reps) , chin ups ( hardly 3) , sit ups (50 reps) , biceps , triceps , wings ). day 2 push ups , chin ups , sit ups, chest day 3: push ups , chin ups , sit ups, arms day 4: push ups , chin ups , sit ups, biceps , triceps tomorrow : shoulder here are some issues:
  6. I frequent pinterest in search of new workouts or movements and nutrition. Something I have been having fun doing is the superhuman (marvel, DC, etc.) Workouts by Niela Rey. I'm attaching a couple cool ones but they are as endless as the heros (and villains) they're named after!
  7. So I recently agreed to take part in a 5k run as part of a fund raiser in July/August - the final date isn't set. I'm basically a non runner but wouldn't consider myself a couch potato. I work in a kitchen 10+ hours a day and can comfortable walk in excess of 20 miles without much issue. As such I've picked up the NHS Couch to 5k App and started on week two. I've done my first two runs without too much issue. Its a challenge but I'm recovering pretty fast. Obviously I have a deadline now and I was wondering if it would be sensible to try to speed through doing a run every other day cutting it
  8. I just had my 5th class. It's super fun! However, I'm extremely out of shape. A positive thing, though, it's that I started this to motivate me to exercise, and it's working. There are a couple of things that I'm wanting to do, to get better in my classes: 1. Become Staminus Maximus, the god of stamina. 2. Inject Hulk serum into my limbs, to improve my strength. 3. Get better at eating the right things. Any tips for the kinds of exercise I would be doing, and food I should be eating, outside of class? For perspective, I haven't exercise for a full year, before
  9. To begin this Battle Log I would like to note that the last few days have been amazing on here. Upon joining I have been so thankful to find like minded folks and so much support from a community. This is exactly what I've been needing. To begin my Day 1 of "Birth of a Legend". We, as in my girls and I, have been very productive. They got up, had breakfast and we went to get groceries. While procuring the vittles for my humble hovel, we ran into a few friends and chatted them up which is a pretty big deal. After we got back home they stayed on their daily routine and we
  10. Here is the list I have created for my character, I may even add more quests for no XP just to keep progression. But my main concern is becoming consistent.
  11. I just started running! Today! After a period of contemplation and a couple false starts, I finally got it going, just this morning. I'm not really a beginner here. I started the sports & exercise thing a few years ago (2014). Back then I was right here, in the Rebellion! I must still have journals lying around the NF's server. I've been off for a while but now I'm back bc I need the exchange. I'm an adult-onset athlete, and when I started out, I wanted to try everything. I was/am so freaking curious. I've done beach rugby, swimming,
  12. Hello everyone! This is my very first post on the NF forums, and I'm hoping to find some help. I'm a 21 year old female, 152 lbs, and since I was in late elementary school (so about 13 or so years), I've hated my body and have never been comfortable in my own skin. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) and have been told that that is the reason why I've always had issues losing weight and getting healthy. I've been thinking about it lately, and I realized I never actually tried to exercise properly, and I'm just using my syndrome as an excuse as to why I haven't been able
  13. So i'm planning on starting a 6 month workout challenge (to start me off) with gaining muscle mass. I'm fairly skinny, not that unsporty with 1,83cm and 80,4kg. My meal plan would consist of approximately 3000 kcal per day. Clean eating. Workout would be as follows: I start my training with 10 minutes on a rowing machine to war me up, followed by strength training. Day 1, Legs: Leg Press Leg extensions Thigh abductors Thigh adductors Leg curls Day 2: Back and Abs I'd do Chest and Back machines, which would be 3 for each in my Gym.
  14. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to take a video right now. If it's needed I'll try getting one in the next day or so. I started with the academy about a month ago and placed into level 2 exercises. I feel like I'm progressing nicely with each of the exercises except Inch Worms which actually feel like they have gotten harder to do. Last week I found out that I was doing wall slides wrong (not pulling my shoulder blades together) as I moved my arms up over my head which made the exercise significantly easier. I am starting to think the reason I may be struggling wit
  15. Hi all! The names Mike. I'm a 28 years old student, nerd, husband, and am trying to get into shape again after many false starts! I work at an elementary school for an after school program, where I'm trying my best to turn as many kids as possible into nerds (I run 2 weekly D&D games with 3rd and 5th graders). I enjoy playing basketball but I haven't played in a few years. I am self conscious about joining a team of some kind while I'm so out of shape. Any advice for someone who goes strong for a week or two and then lets the stress of research papers and junk food
  16. Hi, I just started Nerd Fitness, and only have a brief basic fitness background from 8 years ago when I played Ultimate in college. I tested into level 2 workouts and am not sure how to modify them to be more even levels of difficulty. 2A I find an easy workout, and yesterday I completed an extra set of all the exercises, performing unassisted squats. However, 2B I actively struggle with. While I increased the difficulty of the bodyweight lunges by making them unassisted (which feels like a decent workout) I truly struggle to do the inchworms and wall slides, and I can barely do th
  17. Hi I did my first NF Beginner's Bodyweight Workout on Saturday and my second today. I found it challenging initially (push-ups in particular are a killer!) and could only do two circuits on my first try. Although, I managed three circuits today. However, one thing that was not tough was the dumbbell rows. I strongly suspect I'm not using an appropriate weight. I am using a 2L bottle of milk, which weighs a bit more than 2kg. Steve's guide suggested a gallon but that's not a weight measure typically available in the UK for liquids. How heavy is it? Is there something of comparable w
  18. Hi guys! So I will be doing my first 4 week challenge during this course. I fell like I still have a lot to learn and I am so eager to get started. I love the idea of this challenge because I get to get to focus on bettering myself one small step at a time and I am all about people pushing themselves to be the best version of themselves that they can be. So I have decided to start with two main quests, out of which I will choose three small challenges in one and one small challenge from the other that kind of overlaps the two main quests in the end. I am starting
  19. Alright! Finally getting this up! (Only a few days late!) First time trying out the 4 week challenge, and I'm ready for it! It's been too long since I had a good structured fitness plan, so here we go! Starting with a weight of 240.6 lbs. (sans armor and clothing). By the end, I'm (realistically) going for at least 10 lbs, or more. 1. Lifting This one is the main focus. I have resistance bands right now, as I can't afford a gym membership, and my campus gym closes before the challenge ends. I have a program worked out, and will be posting updated (hopefully da
  20. I am Arcelas! I used to spam /yell this in WoW after every kill or successful herb gather. Now I plan to yell it while cars and guys in wheelchairs go whizzing by as I go for my daily walks. When the Taco Bell beckons like a dude outside a nudie bar in Vegas, I will resist the temptation. So welcome to the Starting Zone of my journey to get to level 60. (There is no level 110 lol) Main Quest: Lose 50lbs! 12/10/17 Starting weight 293 lbs Go from drinking a 2 liter every other day to only drinking one 12oz soda on Thursday wi
  21. Hello, I am a librarian who wants to just sit on my couch and read. I have two high schoolers who are involved in activities and sports. They keep me going, so when I'm not working, cleaning/cooking, running to and from their activities I just want to sit. I went on my first 15 minute walk on the treadmill today. Yay me! I only have about 15-20 pounds to lose but I want to strengthen with basic physical activity. My goal isn't to be a body builder or fitness guru. I just want to be healthier and more active. So, here I am!
  22. Hey all, I recently started my first challenge and I am looking to incorporate more strength training into my routine. I currently do yoga, which is great for flexibility, mindfulness and working up a sweat, but I think strength training would help me with my yoga and physique. After looking at some resources, I really like the Start Bodyweight routine, but I am worried about potentially overworking if I do that 3x a week and fill my off-days with yoga. Wanted to get your thoughts on that sort of mix and whether anyone has any negative experiences with the Start Bodywe
  23. Hullo all! I'm James Penhallurick, a games design graduate, and currently self employed illustrator! I'm not entirely new to fitness and health, just over 3 years ago I was quite active, going to the gym at least 3 times a week, generally being more active than I am now! I've been on and off routines for the last 2 years, and now that I'm less busy in life, I've decided enough is enough! I want to get back to doing it all properly as I really enjoyed it! I do have a gym membership but I'm totally open to trying out new things, I'm relatively ave
  24. I've printed off my own copy of the worksheet for the 4-week challenge starting...Now? Next week? The one after Feb 4th..... Do we just say, "Hey, I also am Doing The Thing" and post accordingly? Or is there more to it than that?
  25. I've printed off my own copy of the worksheet for the 4-week challenge starting...Now? Next week? The one after Feb 4th..... Do we just say, "Hey, I also am Doing The Thing" and post accordingly? Or is there more to it than that?
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