Emi inspired running/workout

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by NoOne3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:51 am

Althamus wrote:Initial test was 30
I can see you're mocking us, fat bearded otakus, but It won't let me down. I'm proud of the one limp-push-half-the-way-up, I'm capable of right now.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Althamus » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:04 am

If it makes you feel any better, I have no stamina whatsoever :P Forget running 5K, I can't run for more than about 200m. When I first started going out for runs, I would walk 100m, run 100m, stop at a bench and pant for about 5 mins, then walk back :P

I improved.... but not very much. At some point, I definitely need to go back and redo my running. :(

Push ups are like the only thing I can do :P

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by gRaViJa » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:07 am

30 push-ups is pretty impressive man! Going for my first set of week 1 today followed by a 5k run :)

(btw, i do 5k runs now but when i first started i also couldn't run more then +- 300 metres, you'd be suprised how fast your stamina improves after a few weeks)

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by completesky » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:12 am

Just curious to know whether anyone else has moved onto other running workouts such as BOHR since the initial plan?
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by zanger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:56 pm

NoOne3 wrote:
Althamus wrote:Initial test was 30
I can see you're mocking us, fat bearded otakus, but It won't let me down. I'm proud of the one limp-push-half-the-way-up, I'm capable of right now.
push ups are incredibly easy to train. i began the 100 pushup challenge thing like 2 months ago (due to laziness and repeated muscle soreness I'm still on week 5 LOL) but I went from barely being able to do more than 30 in a day to knocking off 200 per session. the exercise is more correlated to your body type than it is your strength, though. if ur overweight you aren't going to be able to do very many push-ups
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by gRaViJa » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:03 pm

completesky wrote:Just curious to know whether anyone else has moved onto other running workouts such as BOHR since the initial plan?
I'm not planning to do so. Since this week i started to time my runs though. Now i take about 32-33 minutes for the 5k, i'd like to get that under 30 minutes now. After that i'll see how i'll improve.

Just did my first push-up workout and i can barely hold my arms up to type :D
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by zanger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:38 pm

gRaViJa wrote:Just did my first push-up workout and i can barely hold my arms up to type :D
Wait until you get to the point where you get up and go "whoa my legs and abs are totally shot, too" :D
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Sin of my sins » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:40 pm

Damn these exam weeks, no running and no gym for me this week...

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by ook » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:11 pm

Did week 6 day 2 again, much better this time.


Today I weighed myself again. 300.8 lbs :D soooooooooooo close, I was about 320 when I started this. I don't remember the last time I was under 300. Can't wait!


I've also been doing a few pushups, I think I'll try the program doing the kneeling type for now.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Thrasher Thetic » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:13 pm

Thats exactly where you should start out ook. As those get easier you can up the difficulty.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Althamus » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:32 pm

gRaViJa wrote:
completesky wrote:Just did my first push-up workout and i can barely hold my arms up to type :D
Do you have a link to a pushup workout you're doing? I just figured on doing push ups until I get tired, but then realised that that probably isn't the smartest way to train.

Also, lol. I know my pushups this morning did something, because I thought I would do another set before bed, see whether I could get anywhere close. Stretched a little beforehand, and thought that my muscles seemed a bit achey, so I probably wouldn't get as high, formed the starting position, bent my arms slightly, and collapsed as they gave way under me xD
Achey arms, muscles well and truly tested :P I'll give it a day or so before trying again.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Mirrormn » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 pm

Just finished Day 2 of Week 4. The last 2-3 minutes of my route are up a very steep hill, and Week 4 is the first week in which I am required to run up it instead of walk. The hill was pretty bad on Day 1, but today it was nearly impossible. In the last minute of my run, I was absolutely exhausted in every way, and I had to actively ignore the protestations of my legs, lungs, and heart all screaming that if I insisted on continuing to run, they would simply stop working for me. But! I made it until the end! And then I nearly collapsed on my living room floor.

Hopefully Day 3 is a bit easier.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by MoogleDee » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 pm

Mirrormn wrote:Just finished Day 2 of Week 4. The last 2-3 minutes of my route are up a very steep hill, and Week 4 is the first week in which I am required to run up it instead of walk. The hill was pretty bad on Day 1, but today it was nearly impossible. In the last minute of my run, I was absolutely exhausted in every way, and I had to actively ignore the protestations of my legs, lungs, and heart all screaming that if I insisted on continuing to run, they would simply stop working for me. But! I made it until the end! And then I nearly collapsed on my living room floor.

Hopefully Day 3 is a bit easier.
That's the spirit! The more you do it, the easier it gets. I have a hill on my run route as well, it's near the start of my routine though. Sometimes when I'm running and new little aches and pains show up, I just remind myself that I'm still alive, so I have to keep going.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by zanger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:01 pm

Althamus wrote:Do you have a link to a pushup workout you're doing? I just figured on doing push ups until I get tired, but then realised that that probably isn't the smartest way to train.
http://hundredpushups.com/
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Thrasher Thetic » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:39 am

I just do the 'until I get tired' option for all my bodyweight exercises. Usually I'll do one big set where I do something like crunches-->pushups-->leglifts-->jackknife presses-->planks then take a few minutes breather before doing it again. Its usually enough to leave me pleasantly sore for maybe half a day to a day afterwards wtihout really wiping me out.
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