Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Chat > Fitness

Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 08-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #1591
crimsonrazac
Registered User
 
crimsonrazac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 31
Six hours of climbing on and off, recorded four hours with a heart rate monitor.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/213524721
crimsonrazac is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 08-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #1592
Slapthefatcat
The man with the guns.
 
Slapthefatcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,668
Man, I wish I could go climbing with you. Sadly, I do not have the facilities around here.
Slapthefatcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #1593
POOTERS
Registered User
 
POOTERS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 320
2 mi, 1250 crunches, 25 pullups 2 days ago

3 mi, 1250 crnuches, 25 pullups, yesyerrday
__________________
facebook.com/princepooters

Next: Anime Boston(4/2017)
POOTERS is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #1594
Renovatio
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 11
5000 rope jumps 45 minutes cardio
Renovatio is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-24-2012, 01:53 AM   #1595
igai_to_umai
Registered User
 
igai_to_umai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 8
You guys need to take me with you one of these days during your workouts, they sound amazing.

62 miles cycling from LA to the beach communities, 3 hours 52 minutes

Q_Q I want to get faster.
igai_to_umai is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #1596
AllYourBase7745
The Orignal Sword Dude
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 52
I'm a Water Polo player, so if I don't get sore after workouts, I haven't really worked out.
Here's my basic workout each day for you.

DRYLAND:
2 laps warm-up jog around the track.
8-10 warm-up sprints to the 50-yard line, light jog back.
5-10 lunges to the 20-yard line, sprint back.
10 sprints up the bleachers followed by 10 bunny-hop climbs up the bleachers.
If I don't do bleachers, I do a 4-lap circuit around the track (1st turn 5 burpees, 2nd turn 15 push-ups, 3rd turn 20 sit-ups, 4th turn 1-2 minute break, water break every other lap).

IN THE POOL (SWIMMING):
200-meter warm-up swim.
10 50-yard swims;
-1-5: head-up freestyle w/breastroke kick down, hands & feet eggbeater back.
-6-10: head-up freestyle w/breastroke kick down, head-up freestyle sprint back.
Now here comes the main set... I actuall did this one this morning:
-4 200-yard freestyle swims on the 3:15 (the time it should take you complete the swim), 4 100-yard freestyle swims on the 1:30, 4 75-yard freestyle swims on the 1:10, 4 50-yard frreestyle sprints on the :45, followed by 4 25-yard freestyle sprints on the :15... then we go back up the ladder again, but with a twist: 4 50-yard freestyle swims on the 1:00, 4 75-yard frestyle swims on the 1:15, 4 100-yard freestyle sprints on the 1:20, and ending with a 200-yard warm-down freestyle swim on our own pace. *and this set is just one of many.*

IN THE POOL (WATER POLO STUFF)
TLC (Tables, Ladders, and Chairs):
-For field players (like me): 25 yards horizontal (no hands) eggbeater whilst carrying a chair by the legs (and trust me, it's a LOT harder than it sounds).
-For goalies (I've done this too when I played as one): eggbeater in the deep end, holding up a single table (all 4 goalies) whilst wearing 10-pound weight belts.
Now here's the fun part!
8 Japanese Horsemen (funny name, no real reason). Consists of:
-1st 25 (lap): dive into the water, underwater swim to the other side w/no breaths. climb out and do 10 push-ups.
-2nd 25 (lap): dive back into the water, butterfly w/breastroke kick to the other side. Get out and do 10 squats.
-3rd 25 (lap): once again dive back into the water, head-up freestyle sprint to the other side. Get out and take a 1-2 minute break (if you're lucky) and prepare to do it all over again
[NOTE: for the Japanese Horsemen, 1 run-through=all 3 laps.]
Finally, some actual water polo stuff... not.
-Hardcore passing time! (two-handed passing w/3.3lb weighted water polo balls whilst wearing 10lb weight belts)
-Even hardcore-r passing time! (one-handed weak arm passing whilst wearing 10lb weight belts)
Now can we play water polo? Nope. This is just our morning routine... luckily at 8:00 am rather than the lower-level teams' 6:00 am.
I'd tell you our afternoon workout, but I think this is enough for now.

Now for "out-of-the-pool" time!
-Go home.
-Eat a shitload of food.
-Go to bed.
-Wake up the next morning and do it all over again.


WHEN I'M AT THE GYM RATHER THAN AT PRACTICE OR ON WEEKENDS:
Pool time!
-1,000-yard "stretch out".
-5 50-yard freestyle sprints.
-Special drills for whatever muscles I'm working on that day.
-500-yard cooldown.
-Hit the jacuzzi and relax my har-worked muscles.
-Follow the "out-of-the-pool" routine. If in the morning or afternoon, take a 30-minute cat-nap or play video games... or hang out here.

PRO TIPS FOR WORKING OUT IN THE POOL/EXTREME DRYLAND!!!
- Drink lots of water, but don't drink too much. In between swim/workout sets, drink at least 5 big gulps of water, but no less than 6... otherwise you'll have to pee or you'll feel sluggish (gulp amounts may vary by body type).
-Don't tire out and get lazy. Even if you think you're about to die from exhsution, keep going!
-If you feel legitimately bad (ie. dizzy, blacking out, "seeing spots", etc.), you're probably either dehydrated or you're not getting enough oxygen or both, so sit back, relax, drink some water, and take a load off for a couple minutes or so. Remember, your health takes priority.
-This may sound ultra-stereotypical, but... if you have any prior medical conditions (ie. asthma), please, please, PLEASE see a doctor before starting a hard workout regimen!
-Do not, I repeat DO NOT, drink milk before a workout! Not only will you feel lethargic/sluggish, but you may puke it all back up along with your breakfast!
-Eat a hearty, carbo-loaded meal before workouts. I reccomend a bowl of oatmeal with some butter or sugar, since the starch in the wheat or whatever gives you time-released energy.
-Don't set goals that you know you can't accomplish; set small, gradual ones, like "I want to lose a few pounds within the month" or "I want to hit the gym every day for this week". Or establish long-term goals like "I wanna lose 20 or so pounds by the end of this year" or "I want to get strong enough to bench press 175lbs +".
-Having a protien-rich diet can really help with muscle gain. But eat it AFTER the workout, not before... you need to load up on carbs before the workout.
-No pain, no gain! Sore muscles indicate that your muscles are growing and getting stronger. So the next time you wake up sore from yesterday's workout... be happy, 'cause you're getting stronger

So there you go, fellow cosplayers: my workout.
And for those who may think I'm trying to show off: I'm not - I've been playing Water Polo for several years and this crap was NOT easy when I first started!
__________________
"Let's put a cookie on a plate and see what happens to the poor bastard who tries to steal it!"
-Sword Dude to Kari during a pointless argument


Meryl: So, there's something you like?
Solid Snake: Yeah, you've got a great butt!
Meryl: Oh, I see! First it's my eyes, now it's my butt! What's next?
Solid Snake: On the battlefield, you never think about what's next...
AllYourBase7745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-25-2012, 03:49 AM   #1597
Slapthefatcat
The man with the guns.
 
Slapthefatcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,668
I'm ashamed of my little workouts now...
Slapthefatcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-27-2012, 01:40 AM   #1598
sarg3_5laught3r
Registered User
 
sarg3_5laught3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 97
Exercise:
Renegade Rows - 2 50lb dumbbells. 5 sets of 5 reps. 90 sec break between sets
Vertical shoulder press - 110lb barbell. 5 sets of 5 reps. 90 sec break between sets
Chest press - 2 50lb dumbbells. 5 sets of 5 reps. 90 sec break between sets
Squats - 110lb barbell. 5 sets of 5 reps. 90 sec break between sets
40 meter sprint home from gym.

Breakfast: 3 eggs, 2 1/2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, 3 sausages, protein shake (bolthouse coffee shake, whole milk, 2 scoops of peanut butter, 3 scoops Body Fortress whey powder) + 1 Test X180 capsule.
+1 Test X180 capsule 30 minutes before workout

Post-workout food: More protein shake, CLIF builder bar, 1/8 cup raw almonds, sliced turkey.

Lunch: Sandwich; turkey breast, pepperjack cheese, avocado, chipotle on a whole wheat bun.

Snack: 1/8 cup of raw almonds, 1/8 cup of blueberries, glass of whole milk.

Dinner: An entire chicken, all to myself. Brown rice, mashed potatoes, finish off protein shake.

3600+ calories to out-eat my supersonic metabolism and gain bulk muscle. Have gained nearly ten pounds of it so far.
__________________
Cosplays:
Bane - COMPLETE!!!
Judge Dredd - COMPLETE
Captain Jack Harkness - COMPLETE

Punisher - Marvel NOW! - 25%
sarg3_5laught3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #1599
POOTERS
Registered User
 
POOTERS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 320
2 mi run, 1500 crunches, 31 pullups =)
__________________
facebook.com/princepooters

Next: Anime Boston(4/2017)
POOTERS is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #1600
MetalArtisan
Registered User
 
MetalArtisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 113
Today my sambo club gave me their traditional send-off, which is, apparently, thirty minutes of continuous sparring against the entire club. Every minute-two minutes a fresh guy jumps in, so you're always against a rested opponent while you yourself grow more exhausted.
Despite our combined best efforts, I was *not* able to vomit from exhaustion, which would've earned me a tickmark on the pukin' wall.
God, I'm going to miss this gym.
MetalArtisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-28-2012, 01:51 AM   #1601
MetalArtisan
Registered User
 
MetalArtisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by igai_to_umai View Post
You guys need to take me with you one of these days during your workouts, they sound amazing.

62 miles cycling from LA to the beach communities, 3 hours 52 minutes

Q_Q I want to get faster.
Holy shit that's amazing. My biggest single journey was about 45 miles (from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids), which took me about four hours. It was on a sort of crappy bike, though, so I guess that gives me some excuse.
MetalArtisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-30-2012, 02:33 AM   #1602
POOTERS
Registered User
 
POOTERS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 320
4 mi, 2000 crunches!!!!!!, 30 pullups
__________________
facebook.com/princepooters

Next: Anime Boston(4/2017)
POOTERS is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #1603
Answerer
Dragon of Izalith
 
Answerer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by POOTERS View Post
4 mi, 2000 crunches!!!!!!, 30 pullups
In a row?!

Me here, being the mere mortal I am, did 3 sets of 8 bench presses, military presses, leg raises and pull ups today (did 6 pull ups on the last two sets though ugh I suck).
__________________
Failure is a fire to temper resolve.
Answerer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #1604
MetalArtisan
Registered User
 
MetalArtisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by POOTERS View Post
4 mi, 2000 crunches!!!!!!, 30 pullups
Have you considered doing a lower repetition-higher resistance abdominal exercise, like decline situps or leg raises or weighted crunches? Because man, I can't imagine how long it took to knock out all two thousand of those crunches. :/
MetalArtisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-30-2012, 06:39 PM   #1605
igai_to_umai
Registered User
 
igai_to_umai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalArtisan View Post
Today my sambo club gave me their traditional send-off, which is, apparently, thirty minutes of continuous sparring against the entire club. Every minute-two minutes a fresh guy jumps in, so you're always against a rested opponent while you yourself grow more exhausted.
Despite our combined best efforts, I was *not* able to vomit from exhaustion, which would've earned me a tickmark on the pukin' wall.
God, I'm going to miss this gym.
Haha this is intense man. Must have been quite an adrenaline rush! Also seconded going higher on the resistance for abs. 2000 crunches is impressive, the dedication that requires is simply amazing, but time is one of those things that is precious and results may be achieved faster with higher resistances.

Remember distances and times can be deceiving. Also the type of bike you ride plays a big difference (and if it is optimally set up to conform to your body specs!). Los Angeles is relatively flat compared to Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids I would imagine. There are some days I wished that Los Angeles was like SF, but alas... 45 miles hilly would be infinitely more
challenging!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Answerer
Me here, being the mere mortal I am, did 3 sets of 8 bench presses, military presses, leg raises and pull ups today (did 6 pull ups on the last two sets though ugh I suck).
You don't suck! Form over quantity! If at the end of day you're tired and gave it your all, you are awesome!
igai_to_umai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.


Copyright 2002-2017 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.