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‘Cheers for that mate appreciate it I’ll have a look now!

On situps which I’ve recently only started doing past few weeks as I felt it wouldn’t be something on my weak point so didn’t add them in till later!
I do my situps with my feet under dumbells which keep them locked down but have noticed these few weeks that I’m getting the burn in my quads more than anything when doing them is it’s something I’m not used to I expected the burn to be in the back or mainly ab area!?
 

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‘Cheers for that mate appreciate it I’ll have a look now!

On situps which I’ve recently only started doing past few weeks as I felt it wouldn’t be something on my weak point so didn’t add them in till later!
I do my situps with my feet under dumbells which keep them locked down but have noticed these few weeks that I’m getting the burn in my quads more than anything when doing them is it’s something I’m not used to I expected the burn to be in the back or mainly ab area!?
If you're doing them right they should engage the abductors too, which is close ish to the quads.
 

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If you're doing them right they should engage the abductors too, which is close ish to the quads.
thanks mate

Maybe it’s because I’m not doing reps of 50+ yet that’s it’s not targeting that area!
 

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AM - Arnys gym session With amrap of
20 5Kg dumbell Burpee thrusters
30 Knee to elbow
20 bench dips
15 Kettlebell swings 16kg

PM - Football training 90 mins

Tomorrow rest day and Monday morning attempt at Mock vPJFT hope I hit required reps ! Last weeks numbers

burpees 20-20-20
Sit ups 30-15-10
Press up 20-15-10
Plank 60-30-30
 

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If you unfix your feet you’ll get more core engagement.
Yeah your right there when I do the situps on the fintan workout I feel it slot in my abs then as nothings holding my feet down!

On that note the 400m field I use has been getting cut a lot more as of late and the 400m lines are nearly gone!
So I’ve been spending a lot more time placing cones down on those faded lines but one more cut won’t be anything there!
So have decided on my day off tomorrow I’m going to screwfix getting a line marker can (spray paint) and doing a few lines on the bends!
 

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Just done an 11 miler. Set a PB for the route despite really not feeling it for most of the run... turns out I probably wasn't feeling as comfortable as usual because I was faster than usual! But good progress.
 

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Anyone got any recommendations for rug burn from sit ups ?? . Might use some Vaseline . Any help would be great
 

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Do you control the rhythm through the eccentric/concentric movements?
I do first the most part but sometimes I can end up breathing slower than the movement, for example during the press up test. Once I get to the later reps it’s hard not to breath fully out the mouth though, so I tend to let my breathing go then as it’s max effort.
 

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Anyone got any recommendations for rug burn from sit ups ?? . Might use some Vaseline . Any help would be great
Where are you getting rug burn? I’m constantly doing sit ups on carpet and not once had this, only place I could imagine is your lower back? Pair of shorts sorts that right out.
 

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Yesterday:
Rest & 1hr Stretch

Today: (1:30 rest between sets)
Press - 53, 27,27,27
Sit - 85, 40,40,40
Plank - 1:45 x4

Now 1hr stretching for the legs with some strengthening exercises


That’s a 3rep increase on my max press ups from Friday, and a 5rep increase from Thursday. Also upped the plank time by 15secs, so very happy!
 

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First week with 4 runs ever, really happy have no problems at all. Just shows with stretching and taking it easier on leg weight lifting can decrease chances of injury’s went down a good bit for me,
Monday 1.5miler
Wednesday hill sprints 19min
Friday 3miler 27.50min
Today 4miles with sprints no idea on time forgot to check !
Happy with my progress feeling easier on the hill sprints especially, so going to keep upping them 1 more every week I think.
 

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First week with 4 runs ever, really happy have no problems at all. Just shows with stretching and taking it easier on leg weight lifting can decrease chances of injury’s went down a good bit for me,
Monday 1.5miler
Wednesday hill sprints 19min
Friday 3miler 27.50min
Today 4miles with sprints no idea on time forgot to check !
Happy with my progress feeling easier on the hill sprints especially, so going to keep upping them 1 more every week I think.
That’s good new fella keep with it!

If your finding the hill sprints a bit easier maybe after each one do a leg workout? In my case I went from doing 5x hill sprints to 20x as was finding them a bit easier but now I do squats after each hill which of course has made the hills so much harder now!
 

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That’s good new fella keep with it!

If your finding the hill sprints a bit easier maybe after each one do a leg workout? In my case I went from doing 5x hill sprints to 20x as was finding them a bit easier but now I do squats after each hill which of course has made the hills so much harder now!
Ohhh I like that *text deleted* try that tuesday ! (Secretly hate hill sprints ahah) still nowhere near The standard yet but getting there am a big fella at 230lbs have gotten a lot more strict and upped walking on days off from the runs!
Gyms are back now and time I crack with the pull ups have my bands ready !!
 

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I know how you feel fella I was 226lbs (16 stone 1) in March I’m currently 196lbs (14 stone) now.
It’s funny you say that I’m the opposite I actually enjoy hill sprints! Ha Your weight will fly off if you just keep working out and not eating junk food so keep with it!
Ha yeah resistance bands are very handy! But I wouldn’t say just use the gym to use them purchase a pull-up for your door frame or if you can afford it get a pullup station for your garden think I payed around £40 odd for mine! Which I use the resistance bands on.
 

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Bit late doing the workout for this week!
Was just looking over my 1st proper workout I posted on here 6 weeks ago when this training routine started and the fact I was only running 400m is shameful but has got me to this point now so had to start from somewhere!

I have thrown caution to the wind for this weeks plan and just going for it and have upped the mileage considerably.
I have no idea how my body will cope with it and just going to see what happens and hopefully there is no issues so put a rest day in the middle rather than the end of the week.
 

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