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The Fitness/Nutrition Thread

Yes . I was built for sprinting , I was pretty rapid in my prime , but if you train hard enough and have a plan you can develop stamina . I ended up doing 20 odd marathons but I was never gong to be doing earth shattering times , but the challenge of doing them was enough for me.
 

Melon Donkey

Vital Football Legend
Well seeing as the thread has turned to sprinting I feel obliged to inform you all that I still hold the year 7 (old money first year of secondary school) 100m record which I set in 1987.:bow:

I know this because juniors go to the school and have to walk past the records board in the sports hall and it’s still there.

Not that I ask them regularly if it still stands :whist:.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
I never ran, I stood and fought.

:ROFLMAO::punch:

Cut my boxing short by one round today, felt sore and that I had had enough, so I listened, for once, to what my body was saying.

Doing an 8 week training programme, just finished week 5. I would like to do the 8 before a rest, but if my body still feels reluctant tomorrow, I might make it a week off and then ready to smash the final 3 weeks.
 
I never ran, I stood and fought.

:ROFLMAO::punch:

Cut my boxing short by one round today, felt sore and that I had had enough, so I listened, for once, to what my body was saying.

Doing an 8 week training programme, just finished week 5. I would like to do the 8 before a rest, but if my body still feels reluctant tomorrow, I might make it a week off and then ready to smash the final 3 weeks.
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
Hoping to make this thread a little more than just a list of what we are doing.

This one is a decent article

Men With Greater Muscle Strength Have Better Mental Health, Study Finds

It’s official: a strong body correlates with a stronger mind, according to the latest science. Shift some weight to get a grip on your mental health

BY ANNIE HAYES
04/03/2021

Amazing findings:

According to researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, the more muscle strength that men have, the less frequently they think about suicide. (Continued below)

https://www.menshealth.com/uk/mental-strength/a35711396/lifting-weights-mental-health/



Some of you will know I have banged on about it for years, helps my mental (as well as physical) health no end. And also, there are articles that show my sort of training helps neurological conditions. People often wonder why, as my illness can be very severe, I bother. It is because of this stuff. But also, gives me a positive focus in a day and has to give me a fighting chance neurologically and mentally.
 

colavfc

Vital 1st Team Regular
As good as low ish body % is and toned shoulder and arms.... which is nice to look at getting out of the shower... i work out for my mental health. 100%.
This is something i have struggled with for a while but since getting back into hardcore exercise about 2 years ago... the tablets and medicines are a thing of the past.
Obviously everyone is different and i am obviously no doctor but if people with mental health exercised hard i think ALOT could also say goodbye to the disgusting list of prescription drugs we get rammed down our necks.
But this is just my opinion and what has worked with me. And i was in a BAD BAD place. I am now my old self... not due to counsellors, doctors or prescriptions... just exercise and hard graft... pushing my body as hard as i can. And then some.
Its the best medicine anyone can have.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
Yes, doesn't take much of a google (at reputable sights) to see the growing evidence on exercise and its impact on mental health and depression.

The trouble is - as you know - the last thing people feel like doing when depressed, is exercise. You have to force yourself. Also putting a smile (a false smile so to speak) on your face alters the chemicals in the body as well.

We are also sort of programmed from an early age that tablets and tonics make us better quicker. So what do most people feel more positive about having for depression? Exercise prescribed or drugs!?
 
Yes, doesn't take much of a google (at reputable sights) to see the growing evidence on exercise and its impact on mental health and depression.

The trouble is - as you know - the last thing people feel like doing when depressed, is exercise. You have to force yourself. Also putting a smile (a false smile so to speak) on your face alters the chemicals in the body as well.

We are also sort of programmed from an early age that tablets and tonics make us better quicker. So what do most people feel more positive about having for depression? Exercise prescribed or drugs!?
I can't stress the importance of exercise , not just for the physical benefits , but you realise over time how helpful it is mentally as well.

Now I am fortunate enough not to have suffered from any mental health problems , but I know that if I haven't exercised for a few days due to injury or other things then I start getting restless , edgy and don't sleep as well , the counterpoint to that is the clarity of thought energy and general good feeling you get when being able to do some form of exercise daily.

If I had anything to do with it I would make it mandatory for everyone who is able to have at least 30 mins exercise everyday . It should be law.
 
That's a pretty damning verdict for the British cycling doctor today.

The reputation of the sport is in tatters again.

Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman has been found guilty of ordering banned testosterone in 2011 "knowing or believing" it was to help dope an unnamed rider.
A medical tribunal ruled Freeman ordered Testogel with the knowledge "it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/56367117
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
That's a pretty damning verdict for the British cycling doctor today.

The reputation of the sport is in tatters again.

Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman has been found guilty of ordering banned testosterone in 2011 "knowing or believing" it was to help dope an unnamed rider.
A medical tribunal ruled Freeman ordered Testogel with the knowledge "it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/56367117
All cycling, not just British, unfortunately. Sad isn't it? Part of me wishes there was just honesty, as opposed to everyone knowing they are juicing but all denying it! The other part, obviously, wishes they could all stop using such help.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
The week off did me the world of good, nice to get a good weeks worth of training under my belt (literally come back day!) this week, and a fabulous boxing session. All, as usual, challenged by the brain, but that is the balancing act and always will be.

Certainly good timing the vaccine = was thinking of having a week off anyway. Always the hardest thing to get into the mind, I think, that rest is part of the process - but it 100% is.

So that is 5 days done, now today and tomorrow off. And off I go again next week.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
I have not read into this myself yet, i will tomorrow but my father tells me it was on the news that Fury is on the benders again.

What a plonker. Please dont say its true. Will look into it tomorrow.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www....fury-drinking-pints-lager-anthony-joshua/amp/

Could be mind games i suppose which i bloody hope it is. Its one slippery slope isnt it.
He is a worry isn't he? Can't help but think his mental health will be the thing that defeats him in the end. He said in his one documentary he can't stand the thought of not being a boxer, not having the focus of the gym, but even when he has that, he loses his way.