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by Samik
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: roband's life turnaround
Replies: 112
Views: 63699

Re: roband's life turnaround

D'oh. Read more than the last two posts before posting next time, Samik...
by Samik
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: roband's life turnaround
Replies: 112
Views: 63699

Re: roband's life turnaround

roband wrote:So last week for example, my plan was to go to the gym tonight.


Did you go?
by Samik
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 177741

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

7541 + 45 = 7586
by Samik
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

8125 + 150 = 8275
by Samik
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

10761.4 + 6.2 = 10767.6 My shins are still forcing me to make slow, baby step progress, but I'm gradually nearing respectability. In a few more weeks, once I'm more or less comfortable that there shouldn't be any looming setbacks, I'll do a thread with a writeup of the whole experience of transition...
by Samik
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 177741

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

7447 + 40 = 7487


Tried doing some weighted pullups for the first time. Disgusting how much of a difference even 5kg makes.

I think I liked it though. Going to stick with it, or at least rotate it in, to see if I see a difference.
by Samik
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

7920 + 100 = 8020
by Samik
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

7760 + 100 = 7860
by Samik
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

7636 + 60 = 7696
by Samik
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

7506 + 70 = 7576 Would like to remind everyone that this is actually our fourth go-around. We are really at 37,576 pushups. We hit 10,000 here , 20,000 here , and 30,000 here . Point being, we're on the home stretch to 50,000 . Keep pushing! Some Stats: 1-10,000 : 39 days, 167 posts - 256.8 pushups ...
by Samik
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Ugh, sorry man. I would say something like '9 miles is farther than most people have ever run' or 'at least you're out there getting at it', but that's probably not what you want to hear. Especially when you've already had one successful one under your belt. Well, a step backward's no biggie if you ...
by Samik
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

10696.9 + 2 = 10698.9 Ugh. once again I let work get in the way a little bit. That, plus more continuing discomfort in my shins with the five fingers than I was hoping for have cause a re-evaluation (I've had a couple of stress fractures in the past, so I'm maybe playing it safer than strictly neces...
by Samik
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Making progress...
Replies: 13
Views: 18234

Re: Making progress...

Reading through this thread beginning to end was kind of cool. Whether or not you realize it, it reads like a pretty solid success story. Sure, you may not have reached elite athlete level yet, but you've 1.) lost the weight you wanted to lose and kept it off, 2.) reached the point where you've come...
by Samik
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

7150 + 60 + 50 + 55 + 55 = 7370
by Samik
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 177741

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

6911 + 386* = 7297




*cumulative since last post
by Samik
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

6860 + 20 + 25 + 30 + 35 + 40 = 7010

+ 45 + 50 = 7105
by Samik
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 138715

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

DireKobold wrote:Went do the gym. Did weighted sled sprints. Didn't throw up.


Three 'goods' for the price of one. Nice.
by Samik
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

08FEB : + 1.8 --- (Run #7. So far so good. At this rate it'll only be a few more weeks before my weekly mileage exceeds five.... Better safe than sorry though. It's where I'm at 12 months from now, not 12 days...) 11FEB : + 2.0 --- (Opened it up a bit for the first time today, over the last half mi...
by Samik
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I am angry - yet another keeping-track-of-stuff-thread
Replies: 100
Views: 72696

Re: I am angry - yet another keeping-track-of-stuff-thread

Congratulations. Your nerves of steel tipped the scales in your favor, I'm sure :D
by Samik
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Planking for abs
Replies: 15
Views: 19598

Re: Planking for abs

Well, I guess the above is pretty much the premise behind yoga and pilates and the like. Strength and flexibility through lots of motions. In fact, in the years after I hurt my back it was pilates that really taught me how to keep it in decent condition. I didn't keep going with the classes, but lea...
by Samik
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Planking for abs
Replies: 15
Views: 19598

Re: Planking for abs

Well, I'm a rather leaner male, so what works for me may not have any applicability to you... But I do have significant, persistent back issues stemming from a rather severe back injury in college. That plus a genetic predisposition towards tendon tightening in response to exercise (I can't even dro...
by Samik
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nerds In MMA
Replies: 38
Views: 32048

Re: Nerds In MMA

Jamie Varner was winning, easily, just SMASHING Trujillo around for a round and a half... just dominating... and then ONE SWEET PUNCH and Trujillo wins. So awesome. MMA in a nutshell. Some people hate that aspect of MMA. I absolutely love it. One of my favorite fights of all time is still the Chris...
by Samik
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

I really need to get on more. I'll say. In some phases of my life, that would have been many months worth of running. 10677.7 + 1.6 = 10679.3 I am pleased to report that 16 degrees F (-9 C) and snowy, icy sidewalks were no barrier to a nice, comfortable run. The grip was perfectly fine, and, though...
by Samik
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

In the interest of not centuple posting, I'll start logging runs in this post, until or unless I get some company :(


29JAN14: 10540.6 + 1.4 = 10542
by Samik
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

10539.4 + 1.2 = 10540.6 Interestingly, my most biomechanically efficient strides are quite different in five fingers than normal running shoes. My old nice-boring-going-out-for-a-moderate-jog stride seems to fall halfway in between my slow-trot and moderate-jog strides in the five fingers. I'm const...
by Samik
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

10538.5 + 0.9 = 10539.4 #3 in five fingers. So far so good. Could defininitely feel it in my shins/calves after the first two runs, even as short as they were. I'm sure I'll feel this one later too, but the run itself already felt much smoother. Settled into a very easy, natural feeling stride right...
by Samik
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

10537.9 + 0.6 = 10538.5


Run #2 in five fingers.
by Samik
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: roband's life turnaround
Replies: 112
Views: 63699

Re: roband's life turnaround

Intended to write a supportive post. Instead wrote a semi-drunken, self-absorbed, emotional splurge of a ramble that was embarrassing enough to delete. Regreted deleting candid post and tried to recover it, failing. Still want to write a supportive post. No idea to any of these. At the moment, I jus...
by Samik
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

6341 + 40 = 6371.
by Samik
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

10537.4 + 0.5 = 10537.9 After that last run + shoe debacle, work ramped up (restaurant industry = no life for the last couple weeks of the year), then family visitations in early January, equal not much action to back up my talk. (Though tons and tons of skiing. Exhausting amounts of skiing. Just, c...
by Samik
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Also, man, just reading back through this thread... it may be cheesy, but it's quite inspirational. Just in the last page: - Sytri's first half marathon - maninblack's successful couch to 5k completion - guarwraith's reflections on running across the world and across many different life phases - The...
by Samik
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 177741

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

6836 + 75 = 6911 10 + 10 + 10 pull ups 10 + 8 + 6 chin ups 10 + 6 + 5 neutral grip One minute break between each set within a type, longer breaks between different types. When I can get through all sets at 10 reps, nice and strict, I suppose I'll modify somehow. Up the reps to 12, add weight, someth...
by Samik
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 232152

Re: 10,000 pushups

6189 + 50 + 30 = 6269 . I've taken to doing pushups with hands on these dumbells with freely rotating plates; not only does it let you go deeper, but the bells want to try to roll away from your center line, and the more tired you get the harder it gets to hold them close to you and not fall flat on...
by Samik
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Thanks, Nath.




10,527.4 + 3 = 10,530.4


The goal was 4.2, but 3 miles was how far I got before my shoes had shredded my feet to the point that I had to take them off and walk home the last 1.2 barefoot.

So... I think I can not put off getting a new pair any longer.
by Samik
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 316427

Re: Run 10,000 miles

~20 months (618 days) - and 4742.7 cumulative forum miles - since my last post. In that time, I fell completely out of shape for a while (move + life instability), got back into great shape for a while (last winter, when my life seemed to be settling down and I was hoping to get ready to try a half-...
by Samik
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million (competitive version)
Replies: 27781
Views: 1979397

Re: Count to a Million (competitive version)

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by Samik
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million (competitive version)
Replies: 27781
Views: 1979397

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by Samik
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million (competitive version)
Replies: 27781
Views: 1979397

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by Samik
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million (competitive version)
Replies: 27781
Views: 1979397

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by Samik
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million (competitive version)
Replies: 27781
Views: 1979397

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