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Goddamnit, you're working on conditioning, pursuing flexibility and looking at health from a multiple perspectives? I don't even know you any more.

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Seriously that's cool though. How'd your lifting capacity change with that much water weight fluctuation?

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12 minutes ago, Laghail said:

Goddamnit, you're working on conditioning, pursuing flexibility and looking at health from a multiple perspectives? I don't even know you any more.

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Seriously that's cool though. How'd your lifting capacity change with that much water weight fluctuation?

 

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I did have some lifting capacity loss when I did it... but I stopped doing Bikram cause I pulled my lumbar.  So did I do too much and my body broken down or was I ignoring the warning signs that I was in trouble?  I used the think the first...  but now I think its more of the later...

 

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Yeah, that struggle is real. You said a while ago that you think you picked up some low back issues with all the rucks in the service? What're your thoughts now on rucking as a tool for conditioning?

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15 minutes ago, Laghail said:

Yeah, that struggle is real. You said a while ago that you think you picked up some low back issues with all the rucks in the service? What're your thoughts now on rucking as a tool for conditioning?

 

Depends on if the VA is asking...

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Just now, Br0din said:

 

Depends on if the VA is asking...

Fair. Thoughts on weighted running safety hypothetically, maybe if the VA wasn't asking?

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1 minute ago, Laghail said:

Fair. Thoughts on weighted running safety hypothetically, maybe if the VA wasn't asking?

 

I was concerned about my knees.  So, I avoided weighted running as much as I could.  I did think I was going to need knee surgery, but squatting quickly fixed that.  My initial back injury happened when my hips rotated forward doing a hack squat as I was leaving the Army.  Rucking for exercise is great.  I want to start doing some of that this year.  Hike up some cool trails, maybe add some nature porn to my IG.

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I did hot yoga a few times (10 or so) and it was really only SUPER hot the first time I ever went. And then another time where it was in a different room, so I think the room itself was hotter. I didn't find a ton more difference than regular yoga, but it is definitely refreshing! :) Classes in Madison are expensive though, over twice what I was paying at the non-profit place in the last town ($7/class).

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Weekend update:

 

On 2/24/2017 at 1:57 PM, miss_marissa said:

I did hot yoga a few times (10 or so) and it was really only SUPER hot the first time I ever went. And then another time where it was in a different room, so I think the room itself was hotter. I didn't find a ton more difference than regular yoga, but it is definitely refreshing! :) Classes in Madison are expensive though, over twice what I was paying at the non-profit place in the last town ($7/class).

 

I went to bikram yoga on Saturday.  it was great.  I was significantly more flexible in squat poses and the poses that involve my hip flexers, however all the holding my arms over head...  wore me out.  I also didn't suffer under the heat.  I just accepted that it was going to be hot and I was going to sweat and it wasn't going to inconvenience me.  (hey, those mentality podcasts are paying off.)  bonus:  I was already to pay $15 for 1 session... and they had me down for a free month for some reason.  

 

I then went to the gym after I had a lunch and had a good bench session... but I lost energy towards the end of my workout.

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I started a new cycle of 5-3-1 and lowered my bench to 340# max (lowered 5#s) and front squats to 225# max (lowered 20#) as I didn't have a good cycle last time.  I'll use this cycle to really focus on technique, especially in my front squats... cause I was losing depth and form.   

basically...

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Which was the plan on Sunday...  but work called a 2am and I worked all morning...  so I napped and gymed later with a good legs day.  I did weigh in at my lightest in 2 weeks but I quickly ruined that when I went to my moms house for dinner...

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I was going to be good but my glass was already full...  

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So, again...  I have to stop sucking... 

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1 hour ago, Br0din said:

and front squats to 225# max (lowered 20#) as I didn't have a good cycle last time.

 

do you ever do back squats anymore? just curious :)

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12 minutes ago, ixaera said:

 

do you ever do back squats anymore? just curious :)

 

I've experimented with them twice.  I just don't have the ankle mobility to keep my back up right enough for my standards.  I should add back squats and Over Head Squats into my rotation to add variation.   

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On 25/02/2017 at 6:26 AM, Laghail said:

Yeah, that struggle is real. You said a while ago that you think you picked up some low back issues with all the rucks in the service? What're your thoughts now on rucking as a tool for conditioning?

 

I think rucking is one of the BEST tools for conditioning... however... you have to start small and build up. To give my back a bit of a break, I carry a lot of the weight on a belt and only use a light ruck. It's still 30kg total weight, but my hips do most of the work.

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12 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

I think rucking is one of the BEST tools for conditioning... however... you have to start small and build up. To give my back a bit of a break, I carry a lot of the weight on a belt and only use a light ruck. It's still 30kg total weight, but my hips do most of the work.

 

In the summer I want to carry the back water pouch thing for my hikes, so I suppose that'll be a good starting point. :lol: I've been interesting in rucking but I have no interest in running. Is it just hiking with a pack if you don't run? lol Is rucking just urban hiking? Maybe I need my morning coffee....

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16 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

I think rucking is one of the BEST tools for conditioning... however... you have to start small and build up. To give my back a bit of a break, I carry a lot of the weight on a belt and only use a light ruck. It's still 30kg total weight, but my hips do most of the work.

 

Do you consider a 50lbs ruck on a 12 milers in under 3 hours starting slow?  

 

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4 hours ago, Br0din said:

 

Do you consider a 50lbs ruck on a 12 milers in under 3 hours starting slow?  

 

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That sounds horrible.

 

Our military standard is 15km (9.3ish miles) in 2 hours 45min with 25kg. When I start, I usually do a few weeks of 5km and then bump the distance and weight up gradually.

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1 minute ago, Blocky said:

 

That sounds horrible.

 

Our military standard is 15km (9.3ish miles) in 2 hours 45min with 25kg. When I start, I usually do a few weeks of 5km and then bump the distance and weight up gradually.

 

Naw...  I still think I'm 28 and can do it without any practice.  The standard for most of the US light Infantry Divisions is 40 lbs, 12 miler in 4 hours, but schools like AirAssault its with in 3 hours.  Other commands can have more stringent requirements.

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3 minutes ago, Br0din said:

 

Naw...  I still think I'm 28 and can do it without any practice.  The standard for most of the US light Infantry Divisions is 40 lbs, 12 miler in 4 hours, but schools like AirAssault its with in 3 hours.  Other commands can have more stringent requirements.

 

The standard I quoted was "back in the day"... I'm pretty soldiers here can now cry, sit down and get a free pass so we don't hurt their feelings...

 

12mi in 4hours sounds reasonable. I really have to start slow and build up cos the wheels fall off really quickly if I just jump straight in.

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10 minutes ago, Blocky said:

 

The standard I quoted was "back in the day"... I'm pretty soldiers here can now cry, sit down and get a free pass so we don't hurt their feelings...

 

12mi in 4hours sounds reasonable. I really have to start slow and build up cos the wheels fall off really quickly if I just jump straight in.

 

Yeah, I have to be careful with the feet.  I haven't worn boots in 5 years... so I need to make sure I build up the callouses before I hike to the top of Half dome.

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Its so hard to post progress when there is none.  But I need to confess my sins.

 

Monday I was sleep deprived still from Sunday.

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Tuesday I had a massive headache, so I medicated.

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and Wed I most of had a vert out of whack, cause my back was screaming at me.  I was able to self reallign eventually, but I didn't want to push through it, so I went home and medicated...

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So, Unless I lost 5-10 lbs in the next week and sell all my Army uniforms...  this challenge is going to be a failure.

 

Challenge status:

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Next Challenge starting soon. 

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