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Re: 2020 Fitness-Workout thread [Re: mtwarden] #15003452 06/27/20
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reservations for day hikes too?


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deadlifts 5/5/5, overhead pres 5/5/5, lunges 3x30 yds, chin-up 3x11, core

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4 miles on the trails with my grandson and Tiny Elvis

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Re: 2020 Fitness-Workout thread [Re: mtwarden] #15004778 06/28/20
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Yep, reservations just to get in the gate.



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Re: 2020 Fitness-Workout thread [Re: smokepole] #15004919 06/28/20
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Originally Posted by smokepole
Yep, reservations just to get in the gate.


Wow! not a bad thing though if it's that crowded. We drove through RMNP a couple of years ago and it was crowded (cars anyways)- but definitely spectacular; we instead did a big loop to the south in the Indian Peaks area and only saw a few folks here and there- equally spectacular I thought

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Yes, it's awesome country for certain.



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Re: 2020 Fitness-Workout thread [Re: mtwarden] #15005931 06/28/20
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4 miles with my grandson and Tiny E- half dry, half in the rain (we were smart enough to bring rain jackets!)

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Another 4 miles with 60lba. Sucked less.

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Wendler week 5

squats & bench 5/5/5+, pull-ups 3x10, dips 3x25, core

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Been a gym rat three days a week. It is a Y and I just found out they have lost almost 50% of their membership over Covid....Reduced hours, reduced staff....They are not sure if they are going to be able to remain open....

Getting 3-4 miles in with Merlot 4-5 days per week....

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4.4 miles with some hills thrown in and 60 lbs of gravel in the pack.

Found a squat rack on Craigslist the other day so I guess I have to start doing squats.

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^ squats if not the very best exercise, are in the top 2-3 smile

there will be some pain though laugh

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23 miles on the road bike.

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Back to the gym yesterday. Big deload - squat, press, deads


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yesterday 4 mile hills (~1000' in the first mile) accompanied by my grandson and Tiny E

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5 miles w/ another pretty good climb for Tiny Elvis and I this evening

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Maybe I can get some help from the fitness hunters here, I'm 58 years old, 6'2" around 250 lbs, and basically a lazy puss when it comes to exercise, a cow farmer, so lift heavy at times around the farm doing different chores, but not often, strength is not an issue but cardio sure seems to be.

Question is, have been using Wifes treadmill 4 nights in a row, at 3.5 mph and 5% incline my heart rate is around 110-112 BPM, I have to go to 7.5% incline and 4 mph to get to around 131 BPM, that's some real cardio for me just starting out, is that level necessary to stay in relatively good cardio shape?

Reasons I ask are twofold, I will admit the 8lb splitting maul kicked my butt splitting last Winters wood, and getting older of course, just want to stay alive and relatively healthy, Wife is a runner and an awful nice person, don't know if she'd tell me I need to work this hard [or harder], she also knows I'm a lazy puss when it comes to exercise.

I don't have any heart or blood pressure/sugar issues, closing in hard on 60 I guess I need to move a little more.

Thanks in advance for any replies and advice.


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I don't use a heart monitor, but maybe I should?

I will tell you that the biggest impact on cardio fitness is low intensity, long duration workouts. It's building the base. It takes time, but this is where most of one's effort should be imo (and more importantly in the opinion of most, if not all, trainers of endurance athletes).

I think it is important to mix some high intensity stuff in (as well as strength training), but the vast majority of time should be spent in lower intensity, longer duration stuff.

Obviously to build a solid base, the workouts have to be consistent.

If you can find a copy, check out Training for the Uphill Athlete- you don't need to be an athlete to benefit form the wisdom of several of the top trainer/athletes in the world.

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I don't pay much attention to heart rate - I am relatively alone in that regard. I've worn a HR monitor for certain tests, but it doesn't do anything for me on a regular basis. Some people get a lot out of it, and that's cool. My wife does, and she has really cool charts that correlate speed/watts/incline with HR.

It seems that 90% of people agree at this point that you need "a lot" of relatively low intensity stuff, as mtwarden pointed out. I think something that gets you into the "feels like you are working a little bit" point, (maybe around 120bpm?) is a good target. Not strolling, but not speed walking. 4-6 hours of that a week, and I would bet you see some differences in a month or so. The key is that you keep doing it, whatever it is, and that is the stumbling block for most, myself included. You've got a big advantage in that you actually move around more in a day than most if you're like any farmer I ever met.

If there's any way to get away from the treadmill, I'd work on that, but that's a personal preference.

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yup- consistency is definitely key


7 miles for Tiny E and I this morning; we pushed the pace pretty hard on this outing- a minute or two under two hours (that's walking :)) and it was definitely not flat!

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At the Y again - squats, bench, BB rows, BB curls. Was pretty sore today and expect tomorrow or Sat to be worse.


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Originally Posted by mtwarden
I don't use a heart monitor, but maybe I should?

I will tell you that the biggest impact on cardio fitness is low intensity, long duration workouts. It's building the base. It takes time, but this is where most of one's effort should be imo (and more importantly in the opinion of most, if not all, trainers of endurance athletes).

I think it is important to mix some high intensity stuff in (as well as strength training), but the vast majority of time should be spent in lower intensity, longer duration stuff.

Obviously to build a solid base, the workouts have to be consistent.

If you can find a copy, check out Training for the Uphill Athlete- you don't need to be an athlete to benefit form the wisdom of several of the top trainer/athletes in the world.



Thanks for the info MTW, I like the sound of a lower speed long burn, working up to 8 or 10% incline at 3.5 to 4 mph for an hour beats the hell out of the idea of me running on the treadmill, my Wife is on it now, she will pound out 6 or 8 miles this morning, iirc she averages about a 6.5 miles per hour.

I did 1.35 miles last night in about 22 minutes with a couple minute cool down walk, do have free weights, a bench and exercise cable? machine here too, there's really no excuse for my laziness, she's the best 'motivator' in the world, Thanks again.

Edit to add, the heart monitor is built into the grips on her treadmill.

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