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Old 02-01-2018, 09:24 AM
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I am so sore. I'm headed to my workout at 12 and it's a goodie: lots of 200m ball carry runs and deadlifts. I'm going, but I am sore.

I'm experiencing quite a bit of doms lately where I don't feel sore until 24 hours later and I'm not sure its good for my body. Sometimes it feels easier to just go every day but then I'm slammed even harder.

I feel compelled to continue with cross fit but sometimes I wonder if its all just too much.

I find myself getting kind of a rush from pushing myself super hard, and kind of a high from the feeling afterward, like my body is completely spent and drained. Kind of reminds me of another thing I used to be hooked on, sometimes....

I don't think I'm going to escape sobriety never getting attached to the high that certain things in life can give me. I'm going to have to just try not to get injured.

This morning I might take a bath ahead of time and possibly some Advil. I took yesterday off so this should be perfectly doable.

Thanks for listening....
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:37 AM
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Sassy,

Our routines are quite different but I completely get what you're dealing with. This morning I actually felt able (and willing) to sleep in. Others I've experienced soreness that I felt was going to be an impediment. I think that my leg days are doing a decent job of allowing me to recover somewhat--I tone down the intensity and yet still do enough to get the endorphin levels up. So maybe a 'light day' to keep momentum would be best (?)

I can say also (and did recently to my bro-in-law) that I'm addicted to exercise. To which he responded 'at least it's a healthy addiction'.
No doubt
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:59 AM
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Five or six rounds of:

High plank with hip touches
KB swings
Heavy ropes
Lateral sprints
Pushups
TRX mid rows
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:02 PM
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Stayingsassy, the D in DOMS is for delayed so it's natural that you won't feel the soreness right away. Personally the second day is the worst.

Everybody's different and I have no medical background so what follows is likely worth what you're paying for it, but my approach is that I know the soreness is not indicative of an injury and I'll work through it.

Moving on to Todd's reference to addiction, I coincidently had a conversation at the gym this morning with someone who just found out that I've run marathons and am thinking of doing one more later this year. Her retort to me was, "Why do you that to yourself? The training and race are grueling." My comeback was, "I'm addicted to the rush I get when crossing the finish line." Yep, there are worse things to be addicted to.

Todd, again giving the same caveat as the second paragraph's first sentence, I'm a big believer in listening to one's body. Push and push hard, but after a while experience will let one know when less is more, which was a very hard lesson for me to learn.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:35 PM
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Deadlifts at 155#, then at 55# 30 power snatch, 200m 14# ball carry run, 20 hang power cleans, 200m ball carry run, and 10 overhead squats, 200m ball carry run.I was nauseated after the first 30,I don't push through nausea. Stopped to catch my breath here and there. Finished it under 13 minutes. It was tough.

I may or may not do Saturday. Sometimes I can do 4 cross fit workouts a week but not every week.
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Well done Stayingsassy.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:00 PM
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Stayingsassy, the D in DOMS is for delayed so it's natural that you won't feel the soreness right away. Personally the second day is the worst.

Everybody's different and I have no medical background so what follows is likely worth what you're paying for it, but my approach is that I know the soreness is not indicative of an injury and I'll work through it.

Moving on to Todd's reference to addiction, I coincidently had a conversation at the gym this morning with someone who just found out that I've run marathons and am thinking of doing one more later this year. Her retort to me was, "Why do you that to yourself? The training and race are grueling." My comeback was, "I'm addicted to the rush I get when crossing the finish line." Yep, there are worse things to be addicted to.

Todd, again giving the same caveat as the second paragraph's first sentence, I'm a big believer in listening to one's body. Push and push hard, but after a while experience will let one know when less is more, which was a very hard lesson for me to learn.
I see no one in this fitness hooked thread will tell anyone to back off! Lol.

I would love to go 5 days a week. My body tells me otherwise, though. I miss some cool workouts because I make myself take a day off here and there.

Can you imagine doing this sobriety gig and then nursing a bad injury...staying the course would be tough. I feel totally done with drinking, I just can't imagine doing this without cross fit. Sobriety would be a bigger challenge.

I agree, gonna, soreness is one thing and pain is another. We can just let that be the guide.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:05 PM
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Sassy,

Our routines are quite different but I completely get what you're dealing with. This morning I actually felt able (and willing) to sleep in. Others I've experienced soreness that I felt was going to be an impediment. I think that my leg days are doing a decent job of allowing me to recover somewhat--I tone down the intensity and yet still do enough to get the endorphin levels up. So maybe a 'light day' to keep momentum would be best (?)

I can say also (and did recently to my bro-in-law) that I'm addicted to exercise. To which he responded 'at least it's a healthy addiction'.
No doubt
that's true....however, exercise can also be a damaging addiction if it's taken too far. My dad is a retired doctor (he's also a functional alcoholic, that's another story though) and he keeps telling me to watch it. He says sassy exercise addiction is a real thing, be careful.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:15 PM
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Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't checked in for a while.....finally got some outdoor cardio training done yesterday, and strength today at the gym ~ 10k is Sunday!
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:46 PM
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Hola all! Back & Biceps were worked out today. Great workout which makes up for yesterday. One thing I did was the office closed down at noon. So I came home and napped before my workout. Tomorrow’s routine is Traps, Shoulders, & Forearms.

I guess keeping up with this thread does make it seem we’re all fitness nuts at times. I do hope everyone gets plenty of rest, exercises in moderation, & is careful we should all be ok. Course I’m the one that overdid it last summer, but I’m trying to learn from my mistakes! Take care all!
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:27 PM
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Purps sighting!
Glad you're checking in

Upstairs --good deal man. I *totally* would've power napped if I had gotten off work early By the way, belated congrats on 8 years. That's seriously awesome.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:10 AM
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Okay, so back to back posts....gah

Chest, shoulders and triceps today. Weight area was pretty busy so once again a lot of motivation. A *little* concerned about my symmetry today (at least side profile ) and thinking I need to incorporate something that helps my posture a little. I do back hyperextensions as part of my core routine but haven't really gone the deadlift route (yet). Anybody have recommendations for that?

Today's menu:

5x flat bbl bench press
3x incline bench press
5x lateral bbl raises
4x dbl shoulder press
2x cable delt raises
3x skull crusher bbl (tri's)
3x superset cable pulldowns (tri's)
core work (leg raises, back hyperextensions, planks)

Off to conquer a Friday
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:47 AM
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Enjoyed the recent posts. I consider myself to be in recovery from compulsive exercise which includes exercising just to burn off calories due to a binge.

One of my goals I've had for a long time was to prevent overuse injury. I want to stay active and be fit for years to come! It amazes and sometimes surprises me that I can maintain a healthy weight, be fit and muscular with as little exercise as I do--as compared to many of you.

My disease tells me I gotta go work out or I'll lose definition, gain weight, etc. Thankfully I learned first how to talk back to the booze thoughts and then used that technique to "talk back" to all my other -ism's.

I have a rare treat today. Hubby is working on his truck this afternoon so no hurry me to come home after work--and I missed my upper body work out this week--so that's what I get to do!

Have a great weekend to all my fitness friends!
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:57 AM
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Sassy, this sure is an encouraging group and working out is really part of my makeup. While there are days that I'm less than enthusiastic, they are rare and I know I'm much better off for having exerted myself.

Todd, I'm a fan of deadlifts. As with squats and bench presses they're a great compound lift that gives one a lot of bang for their money. Suggestions? Throw your ego out the window and start with very low weight and focus on form. A key to not harming one's lower back is to keep your back flat and not rounded, which is a common occurrence especially when tired. One nice "trick" to minimize injury is to squeeze your shoulder blades together. I could go on, but will withhold advice for now. That said, I'm more than happy to give more input if it's wanted.

For me my morning was ambient temp. of 22F, wind chill of 9F. Wait, run on my gym's dreadmill, or just suck it up? Option 3 was the chosen one. Two miles. Heroic? Hardly, but it's done.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:28 AM
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Purps sighting!
Glad you're checking in

Upstairs --good deal man. I *totally* would've power napped if I had gotten off work early By the way, belated congrats on 8 years. That's seriously awesome.
Hey there! I don't have 8 years. I'm working on two years sobriety is all.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:04 PM
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Hi todd,

I love the deadlift. You can lift heavy compared to other exercises because it just doesn't demand as much of you.

I'd gauge your deadlift weight based on what you can easily pick up! Pick up a kettlebell or plate with both hands and see how heavy it feels for you and start there. You'll add weight if you find you can do them quickly and easily.

When you sit down to pick up, stick that butt out! Booty out!! deadlifting makes my butt and hamstrings sore, not my arms.

Ringo....I hear you on the working out to try to stay thin....honestly for the first time I feel like I am working out to get strong. My workouts seem to counteract society's message that getting smaller is my goal. Its empowering for me in that way.
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Sassy-thx. Yup, I'm gonna have to start light...
Glutes and hammys haven't been my forte as of late

Upstairs--yeah, I thought I saw in your prof that it was Jan 2011. Oops!
Two years is still awesome dude.

Gonna--Cool thanks. I've been avoiding the 'dreadmill' at my gym lately in favor of the stationary bike...
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:58 PM
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Hola all and TGIF! Traps, Shoulders, & Forearms were worked out today. Tomorrow’s routine is Legs.
TheToddman- my join date at SR was Jan 2011. Stayed sober 10 days then one long daily binge for over five years until March 2016. I restarted exercising that month as well. Zero regrets getting sober!
Ringo- I wonder about how often exercise is really needed myself. I’d guess I could workout a week less a month and it wouldn’t make much difference. These days I exercise daily because I like to is all. Nothing better to do!
Take care all!
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Greetings people of the road..

Bi's and back were the order of the day:

6x lat pulldowns
5x dbl rows (each side)
3x bbl curls
4x concentration curls
4x incline dbl curls
3x deadlift (light weight!)
core, stationary bike..

This was one of those workouts where the inspiration was greater than the perspiration

Honestly, I don't think I did anything different, but seemed like I just wasn't kicking out the sweat like I usually do. That being said, my level of optimism was just pegged. Seriously. I felt so freaking good. Maybe it was just the right jam that I was listening to. It seemed like the visual results were there as well. And, of course there was the 'competition' which resulted in me amping up the weight and reps

A little off-topic (or maybe not?) but had a brief convo at my son's basketball game with a family member about my boy's ADHD and how it was needing to be treated (due to challenges in the classroom) and I immediately responded 'oh, just like his dad'. I mentioned that I'd be going to the doc as well to get an assessment and keep thinking that I'd like to at least try the nutritional route before the medicinal. I know that sugar minimization is key to diminishing the 'distractable moments' but any other foods, etc. that have helped you guys (assuming you've had to deal with this)? I know I have to be careful here @SR with the supplement talk-- but whatevs

Later

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Old 02-03-2018, 09:39 AM
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The not-so-good-news: I went to pick up my packet yesterday for the 10k and I wasn't in the system....seems I didn't register correctly, but like my friend suggested I should probably start with a 5k and work my way up. Once that happened, my av took over so I'm back to day one again.

Sorry guys.....keep up the awesome work!
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