I’m giving it another month or two before I return. Until then I’ll still be a concave-chested pot bellied 46 yr old with a bad shoulder, and bony knees, lol.So who is actually back in the gym? It's been a few weeks since they opened up. Are they near empty or are they hitting that 50% number on a regular?
As mentioned before in this thread. Last year you could get plates and dumbells for .50-.75 per lb. Those prices are over $2 per lb now.At-home gym equipment has become so expensive. I bought a nice weight set from Galyan's back in the early 2000's. I think I paid less than $1k for it. I had just been thinking about replacing it with something more robust, but it looks like similar Smith machine equipment now sells in the thousands of dollars range.
This is what I have currently (stole picture from interwebs).
It looks like people are selling these things used for barely less than I paid for it brand new.
Keep laying them miles man. Improvement will come with that ambition one way or another.
I could use more water. All of the fountains are shut off. Might have to look into getting a camelback. I don’t like wearing packs on my back though, makes it all sweaty and uncomfortable.Keep laying them miles man. Improvement will come with that ambition one way or another.
Wow nice. Way to keep going. Badass man
i work mostly US hours but take my 8am muay thai classes m w f because it's the coolest part of the day and there are more beginners / less serious guys than at 4pm. at most right now i get 5 hours before class which kinda blows though. our class is in an open gym (no doors windows etc), already sweating a ton after a 15 minute warm up (actually my least favorite part) - by 45 minutes into the class, there is not a dry piece of clothing on my body. my shirt is entirely sweat, shorts all sweat, during the 10-15 minute cool down (90 min class total) i'm just stretching yet creating a pool on the floor.This week's work outs will incorporate walking down to their boat dock and walking back up, OMG was a lot tougher yesterday at 90+ degrees....... Hahaha
how long do you guys work out?
i'm lazy/weak and just starting to work out, relatively slow GAINZ probably in part to how i work out. which used to be some hiit stuff in chicago and just winging some gym stuff here in thailand. it was relatively cheap ($40 iirc) so i bought a program from jeff nippard; the upper/lower body program is 4 days a week. i'm here on a muay thai education visa now, so i basically do muay thai m w f and upper/lower workouts the 4 other days of the week.
initially i started doing something like the upper variation set 1; 3 sets of 7 exercises. then the next upper day a set of same/similar exercises again 3 sets of 7 exercises. this typically took me ~60 minutes.
lately i've been making a larger set; because some exercises i don't like, think i may perform wrong, have no one to spot me on, etc; a whole bunch of reasons. what i will actually do on an upper day now is 10-12 exercises, and for most try to do 4 sets. this also ends up taking me 90-120 minutes. it is way more time consuming and any 'fun' is wearing off at the end as is more of a grind. i may or may not even be trashed at any given thing at the end. am i just wasting time trying to do too many exercises?
i'm thinking if i do 4 sets of dips and cross things off, that it would be matter for me to trade 1 more set of dips for a set of 4 new exercises, since it should wear me down even more on the dips. overall if i'm able to do this quantity of total exercises it's probably pretty arguable i am using too light of weight as well. although i hesitate to step up in weight because my form is not so hot either. so have i sabotaged myself thinking these 120 minute sessions would be better than 60 minute ones, and i should be focused on just doing a 60 minute one harder/heavier?
Them MPH be creeping up. Nice work ! Keep up the motivation.