Goals/Progress Thread

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by SenorDingDong, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. ThePhilosopher

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    Finished my first marathon yesterday in 4:48:22. I missed my goal of 4:45 due to a poor decision on when to use the restroom-I put it off at mile 14 and had to walk most of the next 1.5 miles to avoid a problem, but I'm still happy I got it done.
     
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    Awesome time man! Wish I was that fast!
     
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    Thanks, it's not as crazy on the elevation as Okinawa is at all here. I'm hoping to do better with my next one. Here's my session analysis so you can see where I crashed out at: https://flow.polar.com/training/analysis/60411757. Still recovering today, but other than some aching joints I'm not feeling too bad. I may try to walk a couple miles on Thursday or Friday to get back into moving again.
     
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    I'm on a deployment and I decided I would get serious with the gym while I'm overseas. My strength goals were 225lbs/315lbs/405lbs for bench, squat, and deadlift respectively, but still be able to run a 15min 2mi. I started out weighing 135lbs and lifting 135lbs/185lbs/0lbs (never dead lifted before). Now I'm at the final weeks before flying home and I'm happy to say I've achieved almost all of my goals. Currently I weigh in at 155lbs and my lifts are 225lbs/315lbs/365lbs and I run a 15:16 2mi. Even if I don't make my deadlift goal I'm extremely happy with the progress I've made and I'm fully onboard with the gym rat lifestyle.
     
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    I've managed to drop about 5 pounds of fat and increase all my weights about 30-40%.

    When i started seriously working out and eating properly (about 3 months ago), couldn't bench more htan 90. Up to 145 bench, 265 deadlift, 265 squat now... :) I've been in teh gym for years, but i haven't done everything needed to see real benefits from it until recently and i'm turning into a gym rat. I actually get sad if i miss the gym.
     
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    Does anyone have experience in losing fat? I know it´s a stupid question but I´m having problems. I´ve lost 66 pounds and need to lose 14 more in order to get to 12 percent body fat and its taking fucking forever. I know all the major principles to losing fat but maybe there´s something I´m overlooking. How long did it take for you to lose those pesky last pounds? Do you increase the deficit? Do you change your diet even further?
     
  7. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Haven't posted it in here, but most of you in this sub forum have seen that I competed in my first powerlifting event a couple weeks ago. I totaled 1,105 with a 430 squat, 230 bench, and 445 deadlift at 160 lbs. As soon as I finished, I found my next meet to compete in before basic training. I'll be competing in the 181 class and aiming for a 1,200 total. I'm a little over 5 weeks out, and my progress has been pretty consistent. I think a big help will be not cutting weight and being fully nourished the day of.
     
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    My goal is to run a 5K in under 20 minutes. I used to be able to 10 years ago and as of now I am generally close, but I haven't done it in a long time.

    Currently a muscular 223 pounds (down from a winter weight of 239, lol) - want to cut to around 200 (6' 3")

    Time progression:

    June 21st 2013 - 26:30
    July 19th 2013 - 24:53
    October 18 2013 - 23:44
    March 16th 2014 - 22:35
    March 21st 2014 - 22:39 :-/

    October 3rd 2014 - 23:08

    Still going, lol.

    May 17th 2015 - 22:15 - fastest time so far.
     
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    Those are some nice times. I'm working on running a sub-2 hour half marathon by 25 October and a 4 hour marathon by 17 January.

    Consecutive running days have been quite tough since I've run much since my marathon in February and it's been terrible for running in Houston lately with all the rain in May. I hope I'll get back to my old form soon with drier months ahead.
     
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    I signed up for another marathon in December. Aiming to go sub 5 hour is all really. I'm still sitting at around 218 pounds, so those long distances really start to take their toll. Especially in the hills. If I just lost 20 pounds, my current cardio ability would produce much better times. I'm 32 years old though and I'm starting to find that without massive amounts of exercise, my metabolism has taken a dive. It has become near impossible to lose weight without feeling like I'm starving myself.
     
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    I'm also 32, but I'm 5'8" and currently hovering around 160lbs - I'm hoping to lose about 10 more pounds to help my cardio out a bit more. I tend to eat deficits as my weekly mileage increases to 25+ miles; however, I'm hoping to lean out before that so I can eat a bit better for those intense training times.
     
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    September 11th 2015 - 21:25

    Down to 208 pounds, still trying to get sub 20 one day. Don't give up on your goals, they say!
     
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    I had a hell of a summer semester at school and didn't have the time to dedicate to running and now I'm back to 80 minute 8 mile runs :wallbash:. I'll get back into it, trying to get sub-4 this year at the Houston Marathon is going to be tough with this kind of pacing.
     
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    Goals:
    330 bench.
    500 squat.
    500 dead.

    Current maxes:
    290 bench.
    460 squat (albeit with oly bar and part bumper plates)
    460*2 deadlift.
     
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    April 3rd, 2017 - 19:41!!!

    I never quit! Last night I finally got below 20 minutes on a 5K. Almost 4 years after I start my goal thread in here, haha. Also, I'm down close to my 200 lbs goal weight at 204lbs.
     
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    Man that's awesome. My PR that I just hit a week ago today is a 5k in 21:50, 4 mile in 28:38. I'm trying to shave the 4 mile down to 28:00 by January, I have another marathon to run then, hoping to finish it in 3:30:00.

    I've been running for about 2 years, just recently got over an ankle sprain that was causing flare ups for about 6 months, so hopefully it's all improvement from here on.

    Still really awesome though, a sub 20 5k is on my bucket list now for sure, I remember the first 5k I ever did was like 27-something...
     
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    Awesome run this morning too, conditions were great. A little humid but the temp made up for it. Fairly flat route too, total elevation gain was like 219 feet. I started with a 15 min warm up just brisk walking a little over a mile then started my Garmin and went for a timed 10k run. Hit an awesome 4 mile mark, sooo close to my goal time!!! But then started burning down a little for the remaining 2 miles, but still my best time for this distance.

    Temp 56 deg
    Humidity 75%

    5k - 21:19
    4m - 28:05!!!
    10k - 45:25

    After this run today, I'm certain I'll hit that 28:00 4 mile soon. The temps are starting rise as summer approaches so there's not many 56 degree mornings left this season. My times are gonna drop over the next few months as the hot humid mornings come in, but it's still good conditioning and cardio to get out there and do some miles. Looking for some big PR's this fall.
     
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    Ok, to explain my goals, i'd like to tell a bit of the way i already have behind me (massive amounts of non imperial measurements incoming :lol:)

    I was always a bit overweight. From earliest childhood on. After starting a military career, i started with 110kg, lost 10 of that in the first 3 months of hard drill. After that my job moved me to administrative tasks which meant no movement and tons of unhealthy food. I quit the military after 2 years and got a job in the IT. This did not help with my weight. Nearly no movement, no sport in my free time, and the obligatory daily pizza with the colleagues worked my weight up to 135kg.
    This was the point where i finally knew i needed to change something drastically. I started out with the whole30 program (no processed food, sugars, and oats and such). This brought me down to 115kg in 30 days. After getting to know my now future wife, who is a bit overweight herself, we switched our whole diet to paleo for over one and a half years.

    After all of that, 6 months ago, i finally had reached my ideal weight of 85kg for the first time in my life. In the same time, i signed op for a gym membership. I quickly realized that i never did sports because i was doing the wrong sports. After 2 months of joining the gym it came to my mind that cardio is not for me. So i started lifting.
    I'm now hooked on weight lifting for close to 8 months and am in the best shape i've ever been in. My weight is up to 90kg currently with around 15% bodyfat, which is fine :yesway:

    Now on to the goals.
    Last week i broke several PR's:
    - 100kg Deadlift
    - 40kg Overhead Press
    - 300kg Rack Pull

    My goals for this year:
    - 100kg body weight without adding to much fat (i'm going for the hulk, not the six pack beach model look :rolleyes:) 15-20% bodyfat max
    - 150kg Deadlift
    - 500kg Rack Pull
    - adding 3cm's on my Neck (currently at 42cm)

    If any of the more experienced lifter want to chime in on how they attack building muscle mass fast, it would be greatly appreciated :yesway:
    I wish everyone here the strength and motivation to reach their goals and a long and healthy life!
     
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    In the last 2 years of my desk job after college I gained a decent amount of weight. So I decided it was time to do something about it. 2 months ago I was close to 200 lbs.

    I've cut all drinks with sugar completely out of my diet. Stopped eating junk food as a whole, no more random unhealthy snacks. Smaller portions for my meals and drinking a lot more water. Working out 5-6 days a week for at least a half an hour a day.

    I'm now under 180 and seeing steady progress so I'm very pleased. Still have a way to go until my goal of 160 lbs (my college weight) but It's definitely been going well so far.
     
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    Question for those who know about/done cuts before. Is it normal to lose ALOT of weight very quickly? In 2 weeks I lost 5kg.. I'd imagine some of that would be water retention?

    I've been on 2000kCal with weightlifting 5x a week and running 4x with running being a mixture of HIIT and just jogging a few miles.

    Luckily I haven't gotten any weaker, I can still achieve the same weights/reps on all my lifts. However my mid section has definitely lost a decent chunk of fat.
     

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