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My two cents:

 

  1. Eat and eat well - Kidney beans, chick peas, chicken, salmon, oats etc
  2. Do your compound exercises and do them well - Squats, deadlifts, bench press
  3. Work your entire body as opposed to the muscles you see in the mirror
  4. Build core strength.
  5. Mix up your weights and strength training with cardio
  6. Get into rock climbing. 
This was taken in South America recently. Went hiking around South America before going to Nepal and hiking to the base of Mount Everest.

 

Nobody cares whether you have a flat stomach or rock hard abs. They care about whether you have the strength or stamina to make it to the next checkpoint in time. 

 

If your fitness isn't up to par, you become a major, major liability.

 

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International man of mystery..you should do the Dos Equis commercial brah

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Good to see the thread back. Fitness and strength are very important for me as I love playing cricket and play both 50 overs and 25 overs club cricket games on summer weekends. I am an outright pacer and usually open the bowling and sometimes end up bowling close to 15 overs in one day. I realize that I need to be on my fittest to maintain my summer weekend hobby. Which I why I have been regular to gym for last 6-7 years. I used to be really bulky before but now I am not lifting superheavy as I loose pace when I get big. I feel I am at my peak of my health now. My fitness has really helped my batting as well and I scored 5 50s and 1 hundred in last two years.

 

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1 hour ago, Yoda-esque said:

Went to the gym today after a long time.To make matters worse, it was a wet icy day..sigh

 

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Wow impressive, I usually chicken out on icy days...If you did it on an icy day, kudos..that's a sign that you are going to be super dedicated 

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For me, the following are important:

 

  • High levels of stamina - For spending times at high altitudes (5.5 Kilometers and above) where the Oxygen is a fraction of where it is at sea level
  • Strong legs - For hiking, trekking, vertical climbing
  • Strong core strength - Self explanatory really
  • Strong stabilization muscles - Keeping balance over uneven terrain
  • Strong back muscles - For all climbing movements
  • Strong grip strength

 

This is the stuff I am into:

 

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This is what I do to prepare:

 

  • Long distance riding on my pushbike - 100 kilometer return trips
  • Mountaineering courses - How to use crampons, fixed rope etc
  • Rock climbing courses - A lot of the rope work in rock climbing transfers over to mountaineering
  • Compound movements - Squat, dead lift, bench press, pull ups, dips etc

Squats and deadlifts aren't dangerous. Squats and deadlifts with bad form are.

 

Good morning squats and stripper dead lifts. Its snap city the whole way.

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did a few sets of deadlift yesterday, starting with 55 kg 10 reps then 75 kg 8 reps, 90 kg 5 reps, ending with 120 kg of four single reps and that too after I had done 12 sets of back workout 4 different exercises and 20 plus minutes of treadmill including slow walking at 6 kph + walking at 5-6 kph on incline of 15 then jogging at 9 kph then faster running at 12 and then intensely fast running at 15 KPH. All done for 20 plus minutes. I kept changing the speeds and duration. Slow-faster-fast-intense in this sequence. Shortest duration was for 15 kph fast running.  My highest deadlift till now is 140 kg. I love deadlift. It is one of the best exercise and always likes to lift heavy.

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42 Farhrenheit here today. Chilly and slightly windy but we are going to keep our promise and play our first practice game of the soon. 

 

It is a twenty20. Will bowl just about 2-4 overs today but looking forward to the first game of the season and just being out there on the cricket field and just fielding the  ball. 

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Timely bump of this thread

I've been out of shape since my teens due to a sedentary lifestyle and an arthritis condition.Of late though the need to get fit has been burning inside me and I'm hitting the gym with a vengeance.No excuses this time:yess:

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39 minutes ago, GautiMaan said:

Timely bump of this thread

I've been out of shape since my teens due to a sedentary lifestyle and an arthritis condition.Of late though the need to get fit has been burning inside me and I'm hitting the gym with a vengeance.No excuses this time:yess:

Don't go too hard. Many people try too hard when they want to lose weight and after few days they get so tired that lose interest. It is natural to try too hard. 

 

You need to balance your diet and gym. Don't just totally stop eating all the good things right away. Do eat everything but in limited quantity than before, instead of starving yourself from the good things as that will only make you lose your interest in the gym quicker.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Don't go too hard. Many people try too hard when they want to lose weight and after few days they get so tired that lose interest. It is natural to try too hard. 

 

You need to balance your diet and gym. Don't just totally stop eating all the good things right away. Do eat everything but in limited quantity than before, instead of starving yourself from the good things as that will only make you lose your interest in the gym quicker.

 

 

Thanks Cricketics

Do u think its good for a beginner to start mixing HIIT into his regime?reading a lot of good things about HIIT but dont want to risk injury or anything

 

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1 minute ago, GautiMaan said:

Thanks Cricketics

Do u think its good for a beginner to start mixing HIIT into his regime?reading a lot of good things about HIIT but dont want to risk injury or anything

 

Yeah surely. Everything works well as long as you keep at it.

 

Eventually, you have to find your own routine which will keep you interested in the gym and workouts. HIIT involves the use of different workouts at different intensity and hence it is a really good start and easy to continue.

 

Ideally, best way and it has been even surveyed a lot that people enjoy gym more when they switch machines and workouts often after 10-15 minites breaks, so that they do not lose interest. You can always comeback to the same elypticals after the breaks but switch around often, and put some good music going in your ear and get in the zone.

 

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7 hours ago, cric_fan said:

Serious question- how come ALOT Indian guys that I come across here in the UK are overweight?

I guess people get used to the 9-5 work schedule and then are too lazy to go to the gym. Also if married, many after a 9-5 work schedule would prefer to spend time with family than take out time for the gym.

 

Also many Indians still have old backward thinking of not bringing their spouse etc to the gym with them or to playsports with them. Even Chinese have moved on from that mentality. For example, I was playing badminton and saw Chinese folks come out with their families including their wife etc to enjoy the indoor badminton. I hardly see Indian folks aged between 25-40 bring their spouse even for a recreational activity like badminton.

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9 hours ago, cric_fan said:

Serious question- how come ALOT Indian guys that I come across here in the UK are overweight?

Most of them have IT or other 9-5 jobs...some even require over times,odd hours etc and have a lot of pressure+add the commute etc especially given the fact that most of them probably work in London and commute from a far away suburb.

 

While that is not an excuse for a poor diet and not having some amount of exercise in your schedule,it is understandable why that stereotype arises.

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On February 11, 2017 at 8:53 AM, vvvslaxman said:

Hey Rahul any tips for getting rid of bloating  sensation.  

It might be because you are not getting enough fibre. I make a point to eat minimum 5 fruits a day. I usually eat 2 tangerines/clementines, 1 Apple, and then randomly add them with either black plums, pears, bananas, persimmon, blue berries or strawberries. So ya eating salad and fruits might help get rid of bloating. 

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On February 11, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Cricketics said:

42 Farhrenheit here today. Chilly and slightly windy but we are going to keep our promise and play our first practice game of the soon. 

 

It is a twenty20. Will bowl just about 2-4 overs today but looking forward to the first game of the season and just being out there on the cricket field and just fielding the  ball. 

Where in the You Es Of Eh are you located again that you get to play in Feb

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Maryland. We haven't had bad winter here this year. Got occasional weekends with good weather luckily. Even thisnweekend was brilliant. 

 

Midwest got all the snow this year. We had snow just probably thrice and that too not much accumulation. Fingers crossed we are done with snow this year and can look forward to cricket season.

24 minutes ago, rahulrulezz said:

Where in the You Es Of Eh are you located again that you get to play in Feb

 

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17 hours ago, Cricketics said:

Maryland. We haven't had bad winter here this year. Got occasional weekends with good weather luckily. Even thisnweekend was brilliant. 

 

Midwest got all the snow this year. We had snow just probably thrice and that too not much accumulation. Fingers crossed we are done with snow this year and can look forward to cricket season.

 

It hardly snowed here in Iowa. Snowed less than Jersey.

 

Bit stagnant last two weeks. Was sick so no gym at all. hoping to get back to the grind today.

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1 minute ago, laaloo said:

It hardly snowed here in Iowa. Snowed less than Jersey.

 

Bit stagnant last two weeks. Was sick so no gym at all. hoping to get back to the grind today.

Daymn you in Iowa now?I played in Iowa a lot around Manning area laat year. Drove down even from Nebraska and had games in areas like DesMoines. Pretty big freakin state. Too much driving required there. You like it? 

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Just now, Cricketics said:

Daymn you in Iowa now?I played in Iowa a lot around Manning area laat year. Drove down even from Nebraska and had games in areas like DesMoines. Pretty big freakin state. Too much driving required there. You like it? 

Been here last 2.5 years. Nah I dont like Iowa lol. I live in Cedar Rapids. Trying to move back to dirty Jersey. But yeah no traffic here and pretty cheap when compared to North east.

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Moral of the story- Go for the doughnut or cheescake if you feel like it,stay happy and walk a little bit-You will be fine

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On 11/02/2017 at 5:51 AM, rkt.india said:

did a few sets of deadlift yesterday, starting with 55 kg 10 reps then 75 kg 8 reps, 90 kg 5 reps, ending with 120 kg of four single reps and that too after I had done 12 sets of back workout 4 different exercises and 20 plus minutes of treadmill including slow walking at 6 kph + walking at 5-6 kph on incline of 15 then jogging at 9 kph then faster running at 12 and then intensely fast running at 15 KPH. All done for 20 plus minutes. I kept changing the speeds and duration. Slow-faster-fast-intense in this sequence. Shortest duration was for 15 kph fast running.  My highest deadlift till now is 140 kg. I love deadlift. It is one of the best exercise and always likes to lift heavy.

Few days back i saw a group of guys lifing around 180+- kgs as part of deadlift. I never lift heavy, around 70 kgs limit. Got inspired. Stepped to 120. One lift and instantly it became dark in front of my eyes for couple of seconds. So just to be clear and sure, tried one more time. Happened same again

 

No message on this thread abou deadlift is to be blamed:fear1:

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On 3/1/2017 at 0:55 PM, maniac said:

 

Moral of the story- Go for the doughnut or cheescake if you feel like it,stay happy and walk a little bit-You will be fine

I agree to an extent, but workout is a must if you want to stay in shape for sports and if you are obesed, then better do some kind of work outs as obesed people are more inclined to have heart attacks etc.

 

What is important here is to curb your excitement in the gym. Don't go crazy like doing crazy amount of deadlifts and crazy amount of other lifting and dumbells etc. Do what is required for your sport or for your body.

 

Some go crazy especially if they want to do lose weight and see fast results. 

 

I ensure not to go crazy on lifting. You do not have to do crazy lifting to be a bowler. 

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34 minutes ago, maniac said:

Same here :giggle:

I rather be in the 15% category though...The less than 15% categories seem too freakish.

Lol true. Though feel six pack is bit overrated. As long as you have fit abs, that is good enough for me. It is funny to see people trying so hard for six pack etc. 

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1 minute ago, Cricketics said:

Lol true. Though feel six pack is bit overrated. As long as you have fit abs, that is good enough for me. It is funny to see people trying so hard for six pack etc. 

I saw your pic from a few years ago. It would take you 6 lifetimes to get a 6 pack so I wouldn't be talking if I were you.

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25 minutes ago, laaloo said:

And I just had veggie sandwich from Five Guys with Cajun Fries so that number just went up a bit :(

Haven't tried that in a while. Did they change their samdwich in anyway? I remember having once at an airport where it had good amount of vegetables etc. Did they introduce veggie patty now?

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1 minute ago, Cricketics said:

Haven't tried that in a while. Did they change their samdwich in anyway? I remember having once at an airport where it had good amount of vegetables etc. Did they introduce veggie patty now?

No still the same. First time I'm having it lol. There were so many chains in Jersey but I never went inside. They opened one here in IA and there were lines  outside the store. It's pretty good.

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5 minutes ago, laaloo said:

I saw your pic from a few years ago. It would take you 6 lifetimes to get a 6 pack so I wouldn't be talking if I were you.

Lol I am a fast bowler so I train to be just to be that. Probably gained the weight when I was injured and not playing. Don't know which picture you saw but I the most I ever was 185-190. I am 175 lbs now at 5'9" height. Need to lose about 10 more lbs. 165 is good enough for me. 

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Just now, laaloo said:

No still the same. First time I'm having it lol. There were so many chains in Jersey but I never went inside. They opened one here in IA and there were lines  outside the store. It's pretty good.

Heard their fries are decent. Yes sandwich was good. That and chicfil A fries can be deadly combo. 

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Just now, Cricketics said:

Heard their fries are decent. Yes sandwich was good. That and chicfil A fries can be deadly combo. 

I liked the sandwich. I forgot to add Jalapenos thinking they were those vinegar soaked ones but they were fresh. Will add next time. The cheese was good too. Simple sandwich but very good. Fries were alright. Wasn't too enamored by them.

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34 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Lol I am a fast bowler so I train to be just to be that. Probably gained the weight when I was injured and not playing. Don't know which picture you saw but I the most I ever was 185-190. I am 175 lbs now at 5'9" height. Need to lose about 10 more lbs. 165 is good enough for me. 

Trundler Alert!!! :fear1:

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