The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Postby WorMzy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:01 pm

Oh man, I went to the gym for the first time since November(?) on Wednesday, and my legs and abdomen are still not impressed with me.
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Postby Fjar » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:19 pm

Surgery went well, coming round from the general anaesthetic was the worst thing in the world. Fuck that shit.

I've since eaten stuff that would usually have me doubled over unable to think through the pain and been absolutely fine. Immense relief.

Only thing is I now seem to have caught a cold, or flu or something. Waiting to see if my temperature goes up before I haul myself back to the doctors.
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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Postby Bisset » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:57 am

Couple of things:

1. General fitness is definitely improving Doing three major weight sessions a week (Push, Pull and Legs) and I'm already seeing benefits in muscles and energy. my 6am runs aren't crippling me nearly as much as they did before.

2. I think I've narrowed down Sulphur burps to a massive increase in protein, typically on days that I'm doign a lot of weights. Ah well, all in moderation!
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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Postby Nantha » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:21 pm

Started at the gym today. Bit nervous that I'll hate the results again :( My body loves putting on muscle but won't give up the fat.
Making a conscious diet effort too so we'll see... I just can't really enjoy working out knowing that i could just be making myself butch again.

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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Postby Bisset » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:27 pm

Had my eye surgery the other day. It looks fucking horrible at the moment but once all the blood has been reabsorbed I should be able to see more than I could out my right eye before (an improvement from 0% is always welcome)
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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Postby NeglectedField » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:53 pm

Glad there's lots of information out there to fix what I now understand to be a terrible anterior pelvic tilt (think Donald Duck posture) that I've actually grown rather embarrassed about, even though it's not too noticeable to others, and explains why I had to stop going to the gym for a few weeks due to bad lower back pain caused by squatting with APT.

The thing is I might have to devise a whole new workout routine (if you can call it that), my sitting and possibly even sleeping posture to correct it, but there we are.

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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Postby JPMC » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:36 am

NeglectedField wrote:Glad there's lots of information out there to fix what I now understand to be a terrible anterior pelvic tilt (think Donald Duck posture) that I've actually grown rather embarrassed about, even though it's not too noticeable to others, and explains why I had to stop going to the gym for a few weeks due to bad lower back pain caused by squatting with APT.

The thing is I might have to devise a whole new workout routine (if you can call it that), my sitting and possibly even sleeping posture to correct it, but there we are.


Have you had a PT run through some corrective exercises with you? One of the biggest improvements you can make to correcting this imbalance is to start your workout routine with specific stretches. Without seeing you, I can't really advise properly, but in general anything that will really stretch your hip flexors, quads and psoas. I know it sounds girly but if your gym runs any yoga and/or Pilates classes, these would be great to teach you a few stretches you can incorporate into any lifting you do.

As for specific exercises, the ones I give clients are basically:
- Glute bridges
- Sit ups and russian twist supersets
- Both adductor and abductor machines
- Corrective deadlifting
- 3rd world squats

The idea is you want to strengthen the abdominal muscles and during the deadlift/squat not lifting too heavy so as to promote lordosis rather than correct it. This also means breathing correctly.

If you haven't already, a few PT sessions are well worth it.