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i have been a little sick the last 3 days....back pain etc.

 

haven't worked out, still losing weight through dietary choices, looking forward to running and lifting tomorrow.

 

on a side note, crossfit is $100 a month, currently I am making $480 a week on unemployment....I don't know if I can justify the expense when I consider my gym membership is only $30.

 

I may can the crossift and hit the gym regularly instead. with crossift I am not on a regular schedule because some days literally kill me and put me out of commission for a day or two....

 

any opinions?

 

Yo, Crossfit is free bro

 

http://www.crossfit.com

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Man, my problem with working out is that I am tired all the time.

 

I wake up early in the morning (5:00)

Ride to work (4 mile ride)

Then I work and I am zoned out...sometimes my job can be stressful and when I need to work out I am just so spent that I dont

So I just ride home (another 4 miles) and sit on the couch and watch TV

 

I worked out last week but this week I am just to tired to do it, any suggestions?

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I'd suggest doing exercises that make you excited to do them. Up until Casek posted the Convict Conditioning book, I was getting tired of doing my usual gym-style routine, such as benching, deadlifiting and what have you. It was just unmotivating. I mean I still did them, but never looked forward to it. Now I get pumped to do my favorite exercises, such as pullups (especially with a bookbag on and like 40lbs in it), handstand pushups, one-legged squats, and different variations of pushups. I also have been going down to the playground 2 blocks away from me and working out there, doing dips and pullups on the monkey bars. I get super-pumped now to workout because I can do my favorite exercises (bodyweight exercises) in my home or at the playground in 30 min. or less. When I worked out with a weight set and bench before, it took me over an hour, and much time was spent adding and removing plates. Plus, the results I'm getting from Convict Conditioning are the best I've ever had on any workout routine, so that's mad encouraging. I'm also never injuring or straining myself, or feeling completely sore and wiped out the next day.

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speaking of convict workouts, try the 100 burpee challenge. it's terrible and will make you want to die. but it sends your metabolism through the roof.

*edit* make sure you do it with a full pushup on each rep or else it's cheating

 

tabata pushups are hard too. pushups for 20 seconds, rest for 10.. repeat 8 times.

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wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll i just got talked into doing the running leg of an iron man in november. 26 miles...

BUT, its a sponsored team. so i get "everything i need to compete effectively" from the local bike shop, im thinkin new shorts, its a shame im not doing the cycling leg. i wouldnt mind one of those 6 thousand dollar tri bikes trek's making now.

 

also, i dont think il be able to finish it. but hey, a free tshirt is a free tshirt.

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I'd suggest doing exercises that make you excited to do them. Up until Casek posted the Convict Conditioning book, I was getting tired of doing my usual gym-style routine, such as benching, deadlifiting and what have you. It was just unmotivating. I mean I still did them, but never looked forward to it. Now I get pumped to do my favorite exercises, such as pullups (especially with a bookbag on and like 40lbs in it), handstand pushups, one-legged squats, and different variations of pushups. I also have been going down to the playground 2 blocks away from me and working out there, doing dips and pullups on the monkey bars. I get super-pumped now to workout because I can do my favorite exercises (bodyweight exercises) in my home or at the playground in 30 min. or less. When I worked out with a weight set and bench before, it took me over an hour, and much time was spent adding and removing plates. Plus, the results I'm getting from Convict Conditioning are the best I've ever had on any workout routine, so that's mad encouraging. I'm also never injuring or straining myself, or feeling completely sore and wiped out the next day.

 

And this is why I love this shit

 

Convict Conditioning works

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Man, my problem with working out is that I am tired all the time.

 

I wake up early in the morning (5:00)

Ride to work (4 mile ride)

Then I work and I am zoned out...sometimes my job can be stressful and when I need to work out I am just so spent that I dont

So I just ride home (another 4 miles) and sit on the couch and watch TV

 

I worked out last week but this week I am just to tired to do it, any suggestions?

 

TRY SOME CAFFEINE BRAH

AND MAYBE EAT MORE THROUGHTOUT THE DAY

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When I worked out with a weight set and bench before, it took me over an hour, and much time was spent adding and removing plates.

 

 

word with an underline

 

I ended up at the gym the other for the first time in quite a while for squat/leg routine and plate piling felt fucking retarded - never realized until just now how much time is spent monkeying around with plates. I feel enlightened /nosarcasm

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found this summing up what i thought :

 

 

Good greif, you have no idea what you're doing. You have to resist gravity in order to build muslce and that's a fact. So, stop trying to impress people with how much weight you throw around because you're wasting your time. Try doing each rep the correct way, by making each rep count. Each rep should last about 1 solid second. Slow and controlled reps and sets are what build muscle, NOT throwing weights around.

 

No wonder your physique sucks so bad....

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just ran 4.9 miles in 29:34 IN the pouring down rain.

factor in dry shoes and no water inhaling, and im gonna do fuckin sick at my first 8k this saturday.

 

also, got shin splints the second i stopped to take my shoes off. first time in my life i got them full on, shit is TERRIBLE.

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i think its better during the morning. if you work out at night, chances are within the hour your going to be asleep. if you work out in the morning, your muscles will be stretched out by the end of the day, and you wont be as sore. waking up sore sucks.

but youl be a lot more tired, which could lead to better sleeping?

 

i dont know, i run at 4pm every day. im not too tired after practice, but workout days im not doing shit once i sit down in my computer chair. so i guess it depends on the intensity of your workout

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i didnt even think of that, now i remember one day when i woke up, ate a light breakfast and waited about 30 minutes and tried to run 8 miles. ended up doing 5, barely.

 

 

casek, you got any literature in your archives on weight training to benefit distance runners? lookin to mix it up and design my own routine once the season ends in november

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