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by Gammmmo
May 17th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I "overtrained"?
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Am I "overtrained"?

I believe I might have gotten myself over-trained because my last few UT2 efforts, including on both sides of a week completely off of any exercise, have been more like 2:12 to 2:14 pace. So my question is, does this sound like typical overtraining and something that will come about every now and t...
by Gammmmo
May 11th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338917

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

60 minutes Time Trial Pace................... 1:54.1 Metres................ 15762 DF...................... 105 SPM................... 33 This was 1.2 faster pace than a month ago so happy it's a good step forward but 0.8 slower than the best I did last season so still gotta slog away at it! :? Happ...
by Gammmmo
May 11th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

As an experiment I've today started taking the adaptogen Ashwaghanda which reputedly lowers cortisol. I strongly suspect of late my cortisol levels are high (thus making gains and building muscle even more challenging for this 47 year old) due to poor sleep for reasons I won't go into here. Hopefull...
by Gammmmo
May 9th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Transcendental Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Transcendental Meditation

Not sure if it was "transcendental" (idk what that means) but I will ask my good friend who did meditation how much effect it had on his running. His sleep cycles are v much disrupted by his job. He replied "after daily practice for a few months using an app I could really let my brain 'float' and ...
by Gammmmo
May 7th, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

5 hours sleep, it will kill me :roll: Naps, if I need those I am super tired. For me training certainly interferes with sleep, also often eat late, 20.00 orso, not good. Paul, if possible sleep more, there are people who sleep short, but thats often very busy people in the bussiness world, who are ...
by Gammmmo
May 3rd, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

@Andrew - yeah, I've found weights and/or HIIT needs to be done earlier in the day otherwise interferes with sleep.
by Gammmmo
May 2nd, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Transcendental Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Transcendental Meditation

Not sure if it was "transcendental" (idk what that means) but I will ask my good friend who did meditation how much effect it had on his running. His sleep cycles are v much disrupted by his job.
by Gammmmo
April 30th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

Anybody have some 'nap routines' they use to idle their mind/body to prepare for a nap? There's all the usual stuff such as make the room as dark as possible, use ear plugs, cool body temperature, turn off electronics before/during, reduce blue light, don't have a massive meal prior to going to bed...
by Gammmmo
April 29th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Getting enough sleep for gains

Last few years I have not done a regular M-F 9-5 style job. My current job has meant the max amount of time I sleep at night tends to be about 6hrs. I am often in bed for just over 7hrs. Some nights I am getting more like 5hrs. My schedule means I have plenty of time to nap in the day. I'd say 90% o...
by Gammmmo
April 22nd, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

I suppose this is the problem with a health "service" where you have to pay. In the UK even though standard of care, if any, is a postcode lottery and at the whim of the physician, usually you can get to see someone who can diagnose and treat free of charge. Not saying the UK is the best at this at ...
by Gammmmo
April 20th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338917

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I've done 140kg (still pretty mediocre really) for 1RM but still think there's some gas left in the tank but I'm tentative with deads. Slow and steady seems to be working well, I find sometimes 1 session a week is enough for that but sometimes OK with 2. Trying to lots of sets of 6 at around 110-11...
by Gammmmo
April 20th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338917

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Yes i do...i simply know what plates i need on the bar at a time to do what i need to. I've not attempted a 1RM... i don't have enough weights to even try :lol: Well, i probably do, but don't have enough heavy plates to get the weight needed on the bar for 1RM. At the moment the bar ends up almost ...
by Gammmmo
April 16th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing at later stages in life
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Rowing at later stages in life

Anth_F wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Wish i was 30 again and grey hair free!!!
Wish I had grey hair!!!
by Gammmmo
April 16th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338917

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

How much weight you deadlifting Anth, and for how many reps/sets? Erm total weight i dunno, but it's most of my plates on the bar hehe. I do warm up sets, Then do 3x8!!! But looking to go heavier soon, heavy enough to crank out 5x5's. Do you not log reps x weight for all your sets? Just trying to c...
by Gammmmo
April 16th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338917

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

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