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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#41 » by bwgood77 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:39 am

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lilfishi22 wrote:Yeah I mean you still need to prioritise healthier fats. Not just like a bacon and avocado every meal. But I am personally wary of the high fat portion of the diet.

As for the long term sustainability of keto, most people I know who are on it stay on it for an extended period of time, ~6 months then go off it and then back on it. I don't think I know anyone that's strictly keto for years and years.

Like you said, each to their own and everyone responds to different diets differently so even though I've heard a lot of good things about keto and I have a few personal friends who are on it and they are getting great results from it, it might not work for me for other reasons. But I do think based on the evidence, it is worth exploring especially if the goal is to shred fat.


I would never consider the diet regimen I try to follow keto. It's just lean protein (egg whites, chx, tuna, turkey, protein shakes) and the healthy fats I mentioned. As for carbs just post workout, maybe a tad pre workout and maybe some in the morning like some oatmeal.


That is a shredding diet. How long have you been doing that? I get carbs every meal and do my sugars around my workout when I'm serious, otherwise I just get my complete cookie for breakfast as the only added sugar food for the entire day. When I cut, I do no sugar, period.


It's my rule to stick by but I have enough cheat days and extra carbs on some days that it's just kind of a general rule for me to try an start with.
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Post#42 » by sunskerr » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:42 am

I'm a big fan of ninja warrior and eventually plan to compete, but with a busy schedule for now I'm just trying to build grip strength and endurance, and over-all muscular strength and endurance. I realize at 6'1" with an even longer 6'5.5" wingspan I don't exactly have the ideal frame for this stuff (even my weight, 180 lbs is on the heavy side for the guys who do well on the show), but hey it's fun.

So one of my recent goals is to drop 30 pull ups in a single set. I've been able to get over 20 consistently for a while now but I've never really needed too much beyond that. But I figured well if everyone else is building their muscular endurance through pullups I might as well give it a shot too. I added 2 reps to my total of 23 reps from last week, for 25. I'm not a big stiff for range of motion so it's not all the way up and down, just head above and head below. And for the humble brag I'm using the rock climbing elements in the gym to do the pullups and not the actual pull up bar.

I'm sort of expecting to hit a plateau because I feel like I'm nearing nerd territory though. Any tips for getting past a plateau that's endurance based?
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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#43 » by JMac1 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:59 pm

sunskerr wrote:I'm a big fan of ninja warrior and eventually plan to compete, but with a busy schedule for now I'm just trying to build grip strength and endurance, and over-all muscular strength and endurance. I realize at 6'1" with an even longer 6'5.5" wingspan I don't exactly have the ideal frame for this stuff (even my weight, 180 lbs is on the heavy side for the guys who do well on the show), but hey it's fun.

So one of my recent goals is to drop 30 pull ups in a single set. I've been able to get over 20 consistently for a while now but I've never really needed too much beyond that. But I figured well if everyone else is building their muscular endurance through pullups I might as well give it a shot too. I added 2 reps to my total of 23 reps from last week, for 25. I'm not a big stiff for range of motion so it's not all the way up and down, just head above and head below. And for the humble brag I'm using the rock climbing elements in the gym to do the pullups and not the actual pull up bar.

I'm sort of expecting to hit a plateau because I feel like I'm nearing nerd territory though. Any tips for getting past a plateau that's endurance based?


Ha. I have a friend who wants me to go on that show. I just need to create an audition tape of me doing some athletic feats and have a good backstory. I told him I would, however, I really don't know how to train for it. I never watched it, I plan on watching it and doing 6 weeks of training if i decided to do it. Grip strength and endurance...and what else would you recommend someone to do to train for that show?
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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#44 » by sunskerr » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:59 pm

JMac1 wrote:Ha. I have a friend who wants me to go on that show. I just need to create an audition tape of me doing some athletic feats and have a good backstory. I told him I would, however, I really don't know how to train for it. I never watched it, I plan on watching it and doing 6 weeks of training if i decided to do it. Grip strength and endurance...and what else would you recommend someone to do to train for that show?


I think for city/qualifying rounds and the first stage in Vegas the best thing is coordination, more along the lines of parkour stuff. Get out and balance on things, practice on stepping stones until you can skip/run across them, climb trees etc.. Try to make whatever you're doing as close to the obstacles in the show as you can. Or better yet, look for a gym that has obstacles from the show. Also, make sure you have shoes that are nice and grippy on the bottom!
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Post#45 » by JMac1 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:07 am

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JMac1 wrote:Ha. I have a friend who wants me to go on that show. I just need to create an audition tape of me doing some athletic feats and have a good backstory. I told him I would, however, I really don't know how to train for it. I never watched it, I plan on watching it and doing 6 weeks of training if i decided to do it. Grip strength and endurance...and what else would you recommend someone to do to train for that show?


I think for city/qualifying rounds and the first stage in Vegas the best thing is coordination, more along the lines of parkour stuff. Get out and balance on things, practice on stepping stones until you can skip/run across them, climb trees etc.. Try to make whatever you're doing as close to the obstacles in the show as you can. Or better yet, look for a gym that has obstacles from the show. Also, make sure you have shoes that are nice and grippy on the bottom!


Cool, thanks for the info.
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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#46 » by bwgood77 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:47 pm

Anyone have updates here?
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Post#47 » by bigfoot » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:45 pm

bwgood77 wrote:Anyone have updates here?


Yeah I've got DOMS from a killer upper body workout on Friday afternoon.
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Post#48 » by sunskerr » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:13 am

Lol. I've been injured almost the entire year and lost like 50% of my pulling strength and grip. I kept some level of baseline fitness by avoiding the damaging movements until I healed, and last week I just started easing into the full routine again. It's so frustrating because I felt like I was approaching pro level but it is what it is.

I've learned a lot and I feel like a "less is more" approach will do me much better. In hindsight I was doing way too much and now my wrists are probably as bad as Eric Bledsoe's knees. Hand doctor told me to resume working out until my wrist requires surgery (he said it will require surgery eventually either way), so I'm just getting as strong as I can before that, whenever it is, because the surgery recovery time is only 1 month with a basically 100% success rate.

Friday (Monday is lighter, and I do 1 less set for the first 4 exercises)
3x5 weighted pull ups (I'm going to try to increase this to 4x5 this friday or the next, so Monday will become 3x5)
3x10 seconds 2cm ledge weighted deadhang
3x5 explosive 3cm ledge weighted pull ups
3x10 shoulder press
2x to failure L-sit
2x10 lateral raise
2x10 bicep curls

Basically I cut out all the stuff I didn't need like dips, benching, and the stupid self challenges like max pushups at the end of a workout. I am also going lighter now on the weights with a further emphasis on form. In this way my upper body routine is more specialized now towards what I need for ninja warrior (pulling and grip strength, with shoulder stability). Eventually I will add endurance stuff when I feel strong enough.
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Post#49 » by DirtyDez » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:15 am

I’ve been doing prolonged fasting even though I’m probably at a lower BMI than I should be. It’s still the GOAT method to reset your mind and gut.
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Post#50 » by MrMiyagi » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:44 pm

DirtyDez wrote:I’ve been doing prolonged fasting even though I’m probably at a lower BMI than I should be. It’s still the GOAT method to reset your mind and gut.
I've not been fasting per se, but I definitely have been eating less for the past year and I've lost ~20lbs (was in the 205 range, now down to 185. I'm 6'3 for reference). I'm not even on an exercise regimen (that's the next step for me), but I have been going on more walks since I got a dog and the time thanks to quarantine. Really has made me realize how much work it was to be that much overweight. Overeating at just about every meal is a pretty common American problem, especially given restaurant portions and clear the plate mentality. I've still got a bit of a belly I'm looking to lose and I want to get back into playing sports once it's safer to gather in groups, so I'm looking into bodyweight programs I can do at home.
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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#51 » by DirtyDez » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:11 am

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DirtyDez wrote:I’ve been doing prolonged fasting even though I’m probably at a lower BMI than I should be. It’s still the GOAT method to reset your mind and gut.
I've not been fasting per se, but I definitely have been eating less for the past year and I've lost ~20lbs (was in the 205 range, now down to 185. I'm 6'3 for reference). I'm not even on an exercise regimen (that's the next step for me), but I have been going on more walks since I got a dog and the time thanks to quarantine. Really has made me realize how much work it was to be that much overweight. Overeating at just about every meal is a pretty common American problem, especially given restaurant portions and clear the plate mentality. I've still got a bit of a belly I'm looking to lose and I want to get back into playing sports once it's safer to gather in groups, so I'm looking into bodyweight programs I can do at home.


If you’re eating healthy and staying hydrated it’s pretty amazing how little food our bodies actually need. OMAD and Intermittent Fasting are the fad right now even for skinny people like me. The HGH boost has been the most noticeable benefit.
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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#52 » by King4Day » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:31 pm

DirtyDez wrote:
MrMiyagi wrote:
DirtyDez wrote:I’ve been doing prolonged fasting even though I’m probably at a lower BMI than I should be. It’s still the GOAT method to reset your mind and gut.
I've not been fasting per se, but I definitely have been eating less for the past year and I've lost ~20lbs (was in the 205 range, now down to 185. I'm 6'3 for reference). I'm not even on an exercise regimen (that's the next step for me), but I have been going on more walks since I got a dog and the time thanks to quarantine. Really has made me realize how much work it was to be that much overweight. Overeating at just about every meal is a pretty common American problem, especially given restaurant portions and clear the plate mentality. I've still got a bit of a belly I'm looking to lose and I want to get back into playing sports once it's safer to gather in groups, so I'm looking into bodyweight programs I can do at home.


If you’re eating healthy and staying hydrated it’s pretty amazing how little food our bodies actually need. OMAD and Intermittent Fasting are the fad right now even for skinny people like me. The HGH boost has been the most noticeable benefit.


What kind of fasting are you doing? What is your diet?
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Re: OT: Official Health/Fitness/Ball Thread 

Post#53 » by DirtyDez » Thu Oct 1, 2020 4:16 pm

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DirtyDez wrote:
MrMiyagi wrote:I've not been fasting per se, but I definitely have been eating less for the past year and I've lost ~20lbs (was in the 205 range, now down to 185. I'm 6'3 for reference). I'm not even on an exercise regimen (that's the next step for me), but I have been going on more walks since I got a dog and the time thanks to quarantine. Really has made me realize how much work it was to be that much overweight. Overeating at just about every meal is a pretty common American problem, especially given restaurant portions and clear the plate mentality. I've still got a bit of a belly I'm looking to lose and I want to get back into playing sports once it's safer to gather in groups, so I'm looking into bodyweight programs I can do at home.


If you’re eating healthy and staying hydrated it’s pretty amazing how little food our bodies actually need. OMAD and Intermittent Fasting are the fad right now even for skinny people like me. The HGH boost has been the most noticeable benefit.


What kind of fasting are you doing? What is your diet?


Cheating Keto (cheato) with some fasting mixed in. I try to do 18-6 cycles if I can give or take an hour or two. I don’t exactly practice what I preach but am getting there lol.
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