Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by LatFlare, Dec 27, 2018.
To be injury free
I would like to;
Complete another mud run
Complete a half marathon
Learn to skate...well
Lose some fat
Bench 3 plates
I’m still recovering from a trimeollar ankle fracture and dislocation but I broke the 1000lb thing last week. That was a big goal for me since I couldn’t walk for 5 months.
Right now, I want to place well in some XC ski races (got 3rd in a 50k ski race Christmas Day), do some snowmobile racing, and be in awesome shape for Dall sheep hunting season in August.
I’m walking around at 6’4 200lbs, didn’t gain any weight while injured but this was a serious injury, I feel pretty sluggish from the time off. I’m an old man (39) so healing is slow. We’ll see, just over 50 days until the American birkibiner ski race.
Skate ski or ice skating???
Fucking injuries man, fuuuuucking injuries. December 18th 2017 I was out hunting with a buddy, we’d been out all day and it was about 4:30 so it was getting dark (Alaska), we were just walking back to the truck on a trail that people had been driving 4x4s on, it had also rained the day before and then the temps dropped to -10f so everything was icy. I slipped on the rut in the trail from the 4x4s twisting my ankle to the point that I dislocated it and broke 3 bones in it. Foot was basically dangling off to the side....total freak accident.
Due to weather and the remote location we were hunting, it was 36 hours before I could get to the hospital in anchorage, had an emergency surgery to get my foot back in alignment and put a metal cage on my leg to hold the ankle in place. Swelling was so bad that I had to basically be flat on my back with my foot up for the next month before they could finally do surgery to put screws and a plate in my ankle to bolt me back together, 20 weeks of no-weight-baring.....
Was pretty shitty. Luckily I have good insurance. Anyways, I broke 1000lbs last week and had a good showing in a fairly competitive ski race so things are good but yeah fuck injuries. I was on crutches and a wheelchair for almost half a year.
I would love to accomplish the following by the end of 2019:
Weighted Chin Ups: 3 x BW+90 to 3 x BW+100
Bench: 275 to 315
Squat: 315 to 405
Trap Deadlift: 450 to mid 500s
Press: 185 to 225
Improve my boxing.
Improve my BJJ.
Above all: remain injury free. (lower back injuries plagued my in the last few years)
Currently just turned 29, 6'0 210lbs in my athletic prime, definitely gonna try and make the most of it.
Can't fucking believe it. I got so fucking bitter and frustrated at myself and I acted like an ass in this thread. @LatFlare , I want to apologize for behaving inappropriately in your thread. It was inexcusable, and I will own it.
The thing that sucks the most about injuries is that it can be seriously demotivating or in the worst case scenario, can leave a giant void in your life - a void that was once filled in with a habit or routine that took years and hard work to develop. Most of the time, I would train through these injuries that weren't serious enough to debilitate me, but frustrated me nonetheless with the extra pain they brought. In my younger days, when I took time off from training, I would fill in said void with nonsensical activities that did nothing but waste my time and/or money e.g. gambling and chasing pussy. I just thank my lucky stars that I never took up drugs or alcohol.
Now I've got to quit cigarettes for good. And deflecting blame by lashing out at innocent people.
Yup, Smokey pot and drank liquor while laying on the couch and watching Netflix and amazon prime.
You are right, it’s not the pain but filling the time and motivation.
Read this book (It's also available on Audible). I can't overstate how effective it was for me (and many other people I know). I'm now a non-smoker (as opposed to a smoker who doesn't smoke).
Thank you thunderhead and good luck.
As my username suggests, I'm in a different place to many of you.
In 2018, I went from being completely sedentary to running 5k. I lost 18lbs. I've been regularly exercising for 3 months, which is the most consistent I've been for over a decade (so an achievement for me).
In 2019, my goals are:
- Maintain consistency, I'd be happy with weekly exercise of any form
- Bring my 5k time to under 27 mins (currently 32:10)
- Lose an additional 20lbs of fat
- Reduce alcohol consumption. From current approx 10 pints per month, to <2 pints per month.
- Start lifting weights around my 35th birthday in July.
I took a powerskating course last year and it was extremely helpful. I also made time to go practice what I had learned on other days by playing pickup hockey and stick and puck. I’m still not very good, but wayyyy better than I was.
Strength & Conditioning:
Get back down to pre-injury weight (155 lbs.)
Do a lot of jiu-jitsu
I’ve looked into lessons, looked at the wrong time, however, as the start times run adjacent to the hockey season. Will have to look into March or April for lessons.
-Continue to ride my bike
-have a successful recomp
-remain injury free/healthy
-have more consistency
-add 1/2in to 1in to my neck
Improve all oly lifts by 10-20%
Improve squat by 10%
Improve VO2 max by 5-10%
Be diligent and consistent at work
Coach at least 10 clients outside work
Put up on average one post on instagram a week
Organize website and make it publicly avaliable
(somehow cure/improve neck issue)
Good goals! Not unrealistic and very specific, go for it man! If you cut regular alchohol consumption out it'll be so much easier.
I second this
I quit smoking using this book
Prob tried around 8 times over a few years to quit, patches, gum, tablets...all failures
Read the book....never have I had one puff since, not one
Yeah it was hard and yup I was a complete arrogant fucking asshole for about 3 weeks but I didn't give a crap
I'm cigarette free, have been for 3 years this Feb
Would never touch them again, they absolutely stink and tbh I look at it now like I cannot believe I ever did it
This is a 20 year smoker too
It also lead to healthier eating, healthier lifestyle.
Buy the book
Do what it says and do it how it says it
Fuck everyone else, fuck the moods
Just do it
It will be the best thing you've ever done to quit the stupid habbit, because you're actually smoking to put your body in to the same status as a nonsmoker.......so your brain is already telling you that you shouldn't smoke, now you just gotta listen to it
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