Another health and fitness thread anyone?

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  1. Westfinger

    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Gyms open up in OH on the 26th! Finally!
    Looking forward to seeing what muscle memory can do for me. Weather has been crap but we managed to get a 30 mile bike ride in after work a few nights ago.

    stay after it!
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Gyms still down here. Been adding volume to my runs and walks with some sprints added in here and there. Starting to pay off with weight loss and better stamina. Added a 20 lb plate to a backpack and walked 3 miles today for an active recovery. Rested a few hrs and ran a couple miles. Wasnt even tired at the end. Gotta keep grinding.
     
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    Our gyms open the 25th. Even though I've kept up pretty well with the cardio I'm ready for some weight training. I can really feel the negative difference since I haven't done it for a while

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Setting up an appt with a general surgeon tomorrow in hope they can diagnose a hernia. I know I have a hernia and it's getting worse. Last night I was stretching and could feel another bulge in a section right below my lower abs. I might have two. Ughhh. Right now it feels very uncomfortable.
     
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    The gym reopened today and I hit it hard! Right now I feel better alllllllll over! We'll see if I feel so spunky later.

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    I must've missed it. What was the outcome?
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I go back to the doctor next Thurs. He couldnt diagnose the hernia bc I couldnt do the tests. I was in too much pain. I know I have a hernia in my groin and it is pressing into my cahones. So I'm on antibiotics and anti inflammatories.
     
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    Sorry to hear, hopefully things will settle down and you will get some relief until you can come up with a plan.
     
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    Good deal! It’s good to be back under the iron. I have been getting up at 5am and going. I have never done well with the 5 am work outs but I’m really hoping I can stick with this time frame. It feels great so far. Honestly I think the time away from the gym has really helped my joints settle down. So far I haven’t had any pain. We’ll see how Long that lasts.
    Stay after it guys!
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Just put together a plyo box for the kids today. Should help them get quicker. Follow up on my possible hernia Thursday. I was in good shape two weeks ago. As of today I am still limping around in pain and as a result my workouts stink.
     
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    My gym is still closed here, but doing a 6-8mile hike about every morning with my girl. She is funny about some wildlife... 20200602_064407.jpeg
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Hernia surgery set for next Wed. My Balls are already hurting in anticipation
     
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    Bummer, sorry to hear. Good luck with the recovery.
     
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    Thanks buddy. I have 5 days straight to workout pretty hard to get in pre surgery fitness so I am least have some fitness to recover faster. Been lightly working our for 2 weeks. Now I dont care if it hurts bc I'm getting surgery and not going back to work before its done.
     
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    Worked up to 3 sets of 4 for deadlifts at 315lbs today. I have decided that I am going to leave my max dead at 400lbs until I can hit a set of 10 reps at 315. My joints and ligaments need more endurance at heavy weights.
     
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    Our gyms opened up but doesn't do much good for me. They wentvwith a 6-6 schedule and that falls right into my work schedule. So for now gonna just try make it on weekends and maybe some days get off with enough time to go.

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    I’m just about to walk into my gym right now in fact. Lol

    We just reopened last week. I gave it a week to resettle out. Worked push on Wednesday went bow hunting Thursday and now going to do pull today and legs.

    So far I’ve come a long way physically in my shoulders. I have plenty of the old man aches and pains from injuries from playing sports. Tendinitis in my elbows and needing Tommy John surgery in my right elbow, but the shoulders are real good.

    Next I need to expand on cardio and stretch my lungs a bit and clear them up. They don’t seem to be 100% clear from inactivity. I quit running several years back so I need something to replace running. Been using the stair master and it’s good.

    Did I say as I sit here now I’m so sore that drawing the bow last nite for reps was comical.


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    Another week of early morning training is in the books. Definitely felt some DOMS this week. I'm going to stick to a five day split as it will give me some time to recover and some flexibility with my training days. I did do a casual 16 mile spin bike ride for some active recovery o n one of my off days. We'll see how that goes.
    Wife and I made it out for an afternoon kiteboarding session and I definitely need to work on my flexibility. Diet has been on point.

    Stay after it guys.
     
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    Did a 6.1 mile trek this morning. Added back in the lunges, every other day. Also hit the pushups pretty good this morning.
     
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    Ive been a distance runner for 43 yrs, ever since my USMC days...... I used to run 5-7 days a week, now it is 3-5 days a week...waaaay less when deer season opens and winter sets in... then, I'll do 1-2 maintenance runs or as needed and weather permits ..... ran 7 yesterday, I'll do 4-5 today, by mid-late summer I'll be back to my 10's and 13's ... I dont do as many races as I used too, maybe two a year .. I'd be lost if I didnt run ....
     
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