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Andrew wrote: 12 Jul 2018, 14:41
tr0g wrote: 12 Jul 2018, 14:23
Andrew wrote: 12 Jul 2018, 13:47 Today's run was 80+ degrees, 70% humidity, and 70+ dew point (at 6:30 am, no less). I don't know if I've ever been sweatier. I definitely didn't get any wetter by jumping in the pool afterward.
Wait, I thought you were in the desert in AZ? Those numbers seem off.

For Arizona, I mean. Your humidity is too low for Houston.
Monsoon season.
I always remember that as starting in August when I lived in El Paso. I didn't realize/remember it started this early. YLSNED.
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I managed to run 13.1 miles this morning in 1:44 (just a tiny bit under 8 minutes per mile). Not bad for being 210 pounds.
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I have been doing these pushups when I go to the gym. (/brag Just don't ask me how many times a week I go...) Hopefully image loads for other people.

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JD wrote: 18 May 2019, 12:43 I have been doing these pushups when I go to the gym. (/brag Just don't ask me how many times a week I go...) Hopefully image loads for other people.

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Andrew wrote: 18 May 2019, 13:57
JD wrote: 18 May 2019, 12:43 I have been doing these pushups when I go to the gym. (/brag Just don't ask me how many times a week I go...) Hopefully image loads for other people.

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Andrew wrote: 18 May 2019, 12:27 I managed to run 13.1 miles this morning in 1:44 (just a tiny bit under 8 minutes per mile). Not bad for being 210 pounds.
Nice!
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My elbows have been twinging a little bit lately, so I wanted to lay off anything that might put a lot of stress on them, but I still wanted to do something that would use my upper body and core, so I tried Zercher lunges. Holy crap are my legs sore now.

(I did not drop the barbell like a musclehead dudebro, though)
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Andrew wrote: 18 May 2019, 12:27 I managed to run 13.1 miles this morning in 1:44 (just a tiny bit under 8 minutes per mile). Not bad for being 210 pounds.
Congrats. Though I did a double take at first because I thought that time was minutes and seconds, Flash.
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I just found out I can rent a fat bike for $10/day at the campus rec center. I don't even know what you use a fat bike for, but I want to rent it because it sounds cool :lol:
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Ellie wrote: 09 Oct 2019, 13:27 I just found out I can rent a fat bike for $10/day at the campus rec center. I don't even know what you use a fat bike for, but I want to rent it because it sounds cool :lol:
Let's go to the YouTubes


Looks like an excellent choice if you're going trail riding. I would say riding a fat bike around on city streets is strictly a hipster thing. Though once the snow flies, a fat bike might be just the thing.
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They're popular here as winter city bikes for riding around town in the snow, amongst masochists.
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Warren wrote: 09 Oct 2019, 13:37
Ellie wrote: 09 Oct 2019, 13:27 I just found out I can rent a fat bike for $10/day at the campus rec center. I don't even know what you use a fat bike for, but I want to rent it because it sounds cool :lol:
Let's go to the YouTubes


Looks like an excellent choice if you're going trail riding. I would say riding a fat bike around on city streets is strictly a hipster thing. Though once the snow flies, a fat bike might be just the thing.
That actually sounds neat, if I had a handy forest trail to ride.
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JD wrote: 08 Oct 2019, 19:27 My elbows have been twinging a little bit lately, so I wanted to lay off anything that might put a lot of stress on them, but I still wanted to do something that would use my upper body and core, so I tried Zercher lunges. Holy crap are my legs sore now.

(I did not drop the barbell like a musclehead dudebro, though)
I wasn't familiar with this grip type until I saw your post. I tried some Zercher squats last week, and I think I prefer them to regular front squats.
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Since it's hard to leave the apartment and go to the gym now, is it time for us to all master our own bodyweights?
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Back in October my employer bought us all Pelotons and is paying for our subscriptions.
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Wake up, PT, ice, breakfast of smoothie, walk around house/down street weather permitting, Netflix, walk around house, ice, lunch PT, ice, walk around, elevate, PT, ice, dinner, walk around, Netflix, ice, elrvate.

Sprinkle opioids in as needed.
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Time to take up running
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nicole wrote: 15 Mar 2020, 13:11 Time to take up running
This is the most blackpill thing you've ever said.
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JasonL wrote: 15 Mar 2020, 13:09 Wake up, PT, ice, breakfast of smoothie, walk around house/down street weather permitting, Netflix, walk around house, ice, lunch PT, ice, walk around, elevate, PT, ice, dinner, walk around, Netflix, ice, elrvate.

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Any recommendations on ordering and setting up resistance bands?
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I have these from Target. They also come in light and medium flavors, and they're good a for a variety of squats and lifts. I'm looking into getting a door anchor of some sort so I can do pulls and other exercises.
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I confess I want to get this even though $120 is an absurd amount to spend on a wobbly plastic board and a smartphone game. I have godawful core strength and I hate ab exercises more than any other (and I really hate exercising so that's saying something.)
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I have to possibly go to jury duty in a couple weeks (which is fucking bullshit under the current circumstances) which led me to worry about blood pressure and that led to a home blood pressure/EKG thingy (it's the one that carries the FDA seal of approval) which led me to discover that absent my annual summer hiking exercise combined with perhaps drinking a bit more my blood pressure has shot up (not a good thing for covid!).

Anyone have any advice about buying an exercise bike? Things to look for/things to avoid? I'm from Barcelona, I know nothing about this sort of product and there's a bewildering number of choices. I'd like to spend less than $350 or so, seems like a lot of options in that range.
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Do you have a road bike? If so you can get a trainer stand that converts it to stationary mode for a couple hundred bucks.
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