#401
your dorm room door smashes off its hinges, falling inwards, enter me, spinning my traditional quarter-socks with years of video-game-enhanced hand-eye coordination,
#402

dimashq posted:

toyotathon posted:

got an exercise that takes about 5 mins and kills your arms p good and it costs 2 socks and 5lbs of US coinage, whichever worthless token you want to fill the socks with. i'd cashed my previous deposit at the owner's bank and you can just get whatever amount of coinage you want, like a reverse coinstar, which turns your coinage into gift cards. how generous that my landlord, gave me my own money back, so i got $100 in quarters, which is exactly U$ 5 lbs to one part in 1000. You Put the quarters into 2 socks or whatever. then for 5 minutes you toss your bag of loot back and forth until rendered exhausted in the shoulders. also exercises hand-eye coordination w/o enduring a video game. i think this, and jump rope, is a good workout for people in prison or under work- and house-arrest.

E: Misread your post, thought your landlord paid you back in quarters like some asshole


now that you mention it I can think of another good exercise involving landlords and some socks with a few pounds of coins in them too

#403

toyotathon posted:

exercise in general is so goddamn boring and repetitive, run the same rt bike the same hill, lift the same weight, just fucking shoot me.



im with you on cardio being a drag, but i find weights to be way less boring, partly because it's always in flux in ways that feel very immediately rewarding. like, building up motor engrams for proper form such that your muscles recruit correctly with less and less focus on your part is an amazing feeling. even just feeling your strength build minute to minute as you activate your kinetic chain and ramp up from warmup to work sets is neat

it's also enormously gratifying when you can rack 5-10 lbs more than a couple weeks ago, but be careful chasing that one. gotta be patient

#404
i used to be swole and know what you mean, my memory of the gym tho, esp after i moved away from my gym buddy, was how it's a microcosm of modern loneliness. nobody's really smiling or talking, except "are you done with that" or "are you using that". i had fun w/ my gym buddy coming up with weird lifts, but i had to move for work, then it was like squats deads bench and shoulder press, MWF. i hit four plates on deads, 405lb iirc?, this long-range goal of mine, and i remember how it didn't feel like anything, and i quit the gym after that. it hit me that it was this calvinist chore i'd been paying an ex-bodybuilder $30 a month for. not trying to harsh on anybody committed to developing their body.
#405
i also fell off after losing my gym buddy and, a few months later, all sense of imperative. the loneliness aspect doesn't really bug me, because i don't get enough quiet time with my own thoughts in the first place

toyotathon posted:

i hit four plates on deads, 405lb iirc?, this long-range goal of mine, and i remember how it didn't feel like anything, and i quit the gym after that.


ah, the highest ideal,

Edited by Constantignoble ()

#406
if running is so boring to you nerds, how can you possibly handle sitting in one place with yourselves
#407
I’m running a half marathon tmrw
#408
Start nice and slow!
#409
make sure to stay hydrated. you know what i mean
#410
yes drink plenty of piss
#411
I did it! 2hr17min for my first ever



My legs are fucked. I’m used to hilly trails and this particular half marathon was on the flattest most boring track that just slowly tires you out over 2 hours. With hills you get some recovery as you go down but this flat shit just turns your legs into rubber.
#412
Now just run twice as fast for the same amount of time and you will set the marathon world record in 1953
e: As you get faster, and less reliant on downhill stretches as rest periods, you'll start to find downhill is harder in lots of ways. harder on your knees and quads and harder to avoid heel striking. Was your pace varying a lot on the flat course? I had that problem after running in hilly country for a while, but my pacing has always been terrible

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#413

swampman posted:

Now just run twice as fast for the same amount of time and you will set the marathon world record in 1953
e: As you get faster, and less reliant on downhill stretches as rest periods, you'll start to find downhill is harder in lots of ways. harder on your knees and quads and harder to avoid heel striking. Was your pace varying a lot on the flat course? I had that problem after running in hilly country for a while, but my pacing has always been terrible



My splits on my running app had my pace varying within a ~30 sec frame, 9’45 to 10’15 mile times. I guess that’s a lot for flat country, but you’re definitely right. It was a slow burn that kept building over the span of the race. I never run roads either.

#414
I love bicep curls but don't like benching and i feel like im crazy for this. Constantignoble we can be internet gym buddies
#415
oh noooo, how can i help you enjoy the bench

is any part of the motion painful (esp to the shoulder)? here's a good playlist that helped me a lot

on altogether separate note, for my money nothing gets the heartrate up faster and with less motion than pallof presses. core stability training is so damn cool