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Postby wags83 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:26 pm

I've started using the gym at work during my morning break. Been doing it for a little over a week. Nothing super intense because I don't want to be all sweaty and gross but I've noticed it gives me a good energy boost for the day.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:29 pm

wags83 wrote:I've started using the gym at work during my morning break. Been doing it for a little over a week. Nothing super intense because I don't want to be all sweaty and gross but I've noticed it gives me a good energy boost for the day.

That's always been my problem with running or working out during lunch, I dont want to have to shower and take even longer. I'm picturing you bench pressing in dress clothes and trying not to sweat
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Postby wags83 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:25 pm

Tyler wrote:
wags83 wrote:I've started using the gym at work during my morning break. Been doing it for a little over a week. Nothing super intense because I don't want to be all sweaty and gross but I've noticed it gives me a good energy boost for the day.

That's always been my problem with running or working out during lunch, I dont want to have to shower and take even longer. I'm picturing you bench pressing in dress clothes and trying not to sweat

Haha that's kind of what it is. I usually do some quick upper body stuff or just go on the elliptical for a bit. I only have 15 minutes.
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Postby Fawlty » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:37 am

My very favorite is working out in the morning but when (young) kids enter the picture that kind of goes out the window. These days I am fortunate enough to have a work environment that allows me to take 90-minute lunch breaks 2 or 3 times per week without comment. #endunhelpfulbrag


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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:29 am


Note: The program begins with the requirement of being able to perform 6 pull-ups. For reference, if your chest doesn’t touch the bar, it’s not counted. All pull-ups need to be performed from a dead hang with feet off the floor.

Easier said than done! But I am getting better at pull-ups. I'll give it a couple of weeks and then start the program. Thanks Kyle!
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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:22 am

Tyler wrote:

Note: The program begins with the requirement of being able to perform 6 pull-ups. For reference, if your chest doesn’t touch the bar, it’s not counted. All pull-ups need to be performed from a dead hang with feet off the floor.

Easier said than done! But I am getting better at pull-ups. I'll give it a couple of weeks and then start the program. Thanks Kyle!

This is cool, I may look into this. Tyler, have you done clean and jerks before?
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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 am

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post This is cool, I may look into this. Tyler, have you done clean and jerks before?

I took an Olympic weight lifting class at UNI as an elective. It didn't focus on the amount of weight, but the proper technique. Do I remember that technique or how to translate it to kettlebells? No.

I'll continue my current routine and maybe get into some of these more advanced routines eventually. I made that schedule with reps earlier in this thread and haven't been following it at all. For these first couple of weeks I have been jumping between:
-body weight squats
-pull ups
-chin ups
-sit ups on my new bench
-push ups
-walking lunges
-planks
-calf extensions thingers on a step
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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:39 am

Tyler wrote:
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post This is cool, I may look into this. Tyler, have you done clean and jerks before?

I took an Olympic weight lifting class at UNI as an elective. It didn't focus on the amount of weight, but the proper technique. Do I remember that technique or how to translate it to kettlebells? No.

I'll continue my current routine and maybe get into some of these more advanced routines eventually. I made that schedule with reps earlier in this thread and haven't been following it at all. For these first couple of weeks I have been jumping between:
-body weight squats
-pull ups
-chin ups
-sit ups on my new bench
-push ups
-walking lunges
-planks
-calf extensions thingers on a step

Nice, I wish I had taken the Olympic weightlifting class at UNI! That sounds like a fun class
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:46 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post

Note: The program begins with the requirement of being able to perform 6 pull-ups. For reference, if your chest doesn’t touch the bar, it’s not counted. All pull-ups need to be performed from a dead hang with feet off the floor.

Easier said than done! But I am getting better at pull-ups. I'll give it a couple of weeks and then start the program. Thanks Kyle!


Werd! I'm going to try that program because I suck yet at pull ups to chest.
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:47 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post This is cool, I may look into this. Tyler, have you done clean and jerks before?

I took an Olympic weight lifting class at UNI as an elective. It didn't focus on the amount of weight, but the proper technique. Do I remember that technique or how to translate it to kettlebells? No.

I'll continue my current routine and maybe get into some of these more advanced routines eventually. I made that schedule with reps earlier in this thread and haven't been following it at all. For these first couple of weeks I have been jumping between:
-body weight squats
-pull ups
-chin ups
-sit ups on my new bench
-push ups
-walking lunges
-planks
-calf extensions thingers on a step



do I think it is better then going to gym?
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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:46 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Note: The program begins with the requirement of being able to perform 6 pull-ups. For reference, if your chest doesn’t touch the bar, it’s not counted. All pull-ups need to be performed from a dead hang with feet off the floor.

Guys....this is really hard.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:13 pm

How many can you get right now?

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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:29 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:How many can you get right now?

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Hanging completely straight, feet not touching the ground and going all the way down between reps.
7 pull ups
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Postby Donomoto » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:22 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Hanging completely straight, feet not touching the ground and going all the way down between rips.


Haha... between RIPs. Your joke wasn't lost on me!
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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 am

Donomoto wrote:Source of the post Haha... between RIPs. Your joke wasn't lost on me!

That was 100% a typo because of my phone. I don't even get the joke I didn't make.
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Postby Donomoto » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:35 am

Something about how working out kills you...
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Postby Tyler » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:44 am

I bought a fancy $10 speed jump rope this week. I don't think I'll have room to do it in the garage unless I move out a car. I can't wait to embarrass the wife by doing this in the driveway.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:23 pm

Tyler wrote:I bought a fancy $10 speed jump rope this week. I don't think I'll have room to do it in the garage unless I move out a car. I can't wait to embarrass the wife by doing this in the driveway.

This might help:

https://youtu.be/kAmDOTsp5cs
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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 am

My new work allows you to earn points and get money off your health insurance premium. An easy way to do this is to log steps. I was using an app on my phone but I didn't think it was tracking very accurately so I dug out the Fitbit that I received as a gift last year from work. I thought it was funny when it counted my hour of push mowing as riding a bike. I'm guessing it could sense I was moving but could also tell my arms weren't swinging - something that happens when you ride a bike.

Tracking my sleep over the past couple of nights has also been interesting. Not sure I will do anything useful with this data, but it's neat seeing how much sleep you got and what time you woke up to a crying kid.

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