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Title: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 06, 2011, 06:45:29 PM
Blissfully knackered but a soak in a Radox bath does wonders   whistle:

About an hour of CV stuff followed by a selection of muscle tone contraptions. I finally see the point of mind-numbing TV; no mental engagement required whilst you're pounding the cross-trainer  ;D

I hope I can keep this up; I need to  redface:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 06, 2011, 06:59:14 PM
Me too is knackered and have just soaked for ages in the tub.

Haven't been since last Sunday and need to start going at least 3 times a week . So had a bit of energy .

Did a 10k run in 57 mins  8)  and then 10 miles on the bike.....a few stretches to finish and then a sauna as my poorly limbs were in shock  noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 07:00:10 PM
We shall have to buy a thighometer
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pirate on November 06, 2011, 07:30:35 PM
We shall have to buy a thighometer

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I'll do it...
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 07:32:04 PM
Have you got a a big enough tape?
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 06, 2011, 07:33:48 PM
We shall have to buy a thighometer

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I'll do it...

Can you make sure you use the material one and not the cold metal one please  ;)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 07:36:56 PM
We are on our way :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 06, 2011, 07:51:27 PM
Blissfully knackered but a soak in a Radox bath does wonders   whistle:

About an hour of CV stuff followed by a selection of muscle tone contraptions. I finally see the point of mind-numbing TV; no mental engagement required whilst you're pounding the cross-trainer  ;D

I hope I can keep this up; I need to  redface:

So was there much to keep you distracted in there ?

Did you encounter any Growler changing room issues ?

Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 06, 2011, 09:10:55 PM
Distraction?  eeek:  I spent most of all the time following all the onscreen data and trying to figure out whether I was doing what I'd agreed to in the programme session yesterday  scared2:
The gym section has only been open a week or two and is heaving with all the latest kit as far as I can see. Perhaps when I get the hang of them I can plug-in, download my results, watch the telly, listen to something other than the ubiquitous KissFM  ;)

Changing rooms are pristine and deserted  cloud9: . No issues other than deciding whether I use my padlock or a 1 coin  rubschin:
I will post a pic in due course; they really are that empty  Shrugs:

Oh, some wumman was cycling next to me; she was pedalling away with her elbows rested on the handlebars whilst flicking through a clothing catalogue ... is this normal?   rubschin:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 09:11:49 PM
For wimmin, yes  noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 06, 2011, 09:14:23 PM
Not just for wimmin ...some bloke in there today had his Kindle rested on the screen of the bike and was scrolling away and pedalling away. Sweat must have been dripping all over it  noooo:

Also people that bring their mobiles into the gym and then have conversations whilst on machinery ...again mainly blokes , but I think that's cos they are in there for hours  noooo:

Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: apc2010 on November 06, 2011, 09:18:56 PM
All the hotels here have Gyms in.................I cannot understand why people come on holiday then spend all day in the gym ........ noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 06, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
Oooh, does that mean I can post on the VP from the cross-trainer?   Nah. Forget it. I'd probably fall off  redface:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 06, 2011, 09:20:28 PM
Unless you have a voice activated iPhone 4S ....but it may struggle if you are a little out of breath  lol:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 09:21:30 PM
We are used to heavy breathing here  noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 06, 2011, 09:28:44 PM
That'll be a no then ...   rubschin:      Perhaps in the New Year  eveilgrin:

All day in the gym is insane  noooo: .  But some I know from the gigs I do on ships really do want to continue their daily constitutional  whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 09:30:50 PM
I sense an euphemism in the area  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Snoopy on November 06, 2011, 09:32:37 PM
Hard to port Mr Mate, Lookouts keep your eyes peeled!
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 06, 2011, 09:37:54 PM
Not just for wimmin ...some bloke in there today had his Kindle rested on the screen of the bike and was scrolling away and pedalling away. Sweat must have been dripping all over it  noooo:

Also people that bring their mobiles into the gym and then have conversations whilst on machinery ...again mainly blokes  , but I think that's cos they are in there for hours  noooo:

Mainly talkin' to meself like, muttering no pain....gasp....no....gasp...gain...collapse. redface:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 06, 2011, 09:40:37 PM
 lol: - you muppet .

I mean people that have phone conversations whilst on the machinery - obviously they ain't working hard enough  lol:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 06, 2011, 09:45:20 PM
Hard to port Mr Mate, Lookouts keep your eyes peeled!

Avast behind!
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2011, 09:51:33 PM
Where is Wenchy?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Snoopy on November 07, 2011, 07:54:50 AM
She has her nose in the air and is ignoring us.
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 07, 2011, 09:09:42 AM
She has her nose in the air and is ignoring us.

Why? Who upset her then ey?
Bet it was that Nick thing. whistle:

I likes/d that Wenchy. She was /is a grumpy young bat. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Snoopy on November 07, 2011, 10:54:14 AM
Nobody upset her that I am aware of but since she got married her life seems to have changed a great deal.
When I said "Nose in the air" I was only affectionately quoting one of her own favourite expressions..... You'll note I didn't add her usual "and stomps off".

As for her changing life ~ she doesn't go on Faceache much, her personal blog was much neglected for a while but she has restarted posting there and she doesn't make contact with any of us that I am aware of. Emails from her to me have dried up. I assume that as a married lady she doesn't feel she has time to play these days. Pity because she brought much to our little group but she did ask to be removed as an Admin, apologising and citing lack of time to commit to the VP any more.

I can tell you that they(Wenchy and Mr Wench) are remodelling their bathroom, that she is still heavy into crochet and has joined a gym...... but mainly to use the shower facilities whilst the bathroom work continues. She is heavy into reading and twitter. If you tweet then you could follow her on there.

Any other news I will bring when it is to hand.
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 07, 2011, 11:04:53 AM
Nearest I do to 'tweeting' is me OWL impersinations, if that'll suffice.  whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: tel on November 07, 2011, 02:13:43 PM
Not just for wimmin ...some bloke in there today had his Kindle rested on the screen of the bike and was scrolling away and pedalling away. Sweat must have been dripping all over it  noooo:

Also people that bring their mobiles into the gym and then have conversations whilst on machinery ...again mainly blokes , but I think that's cos they are in there for hours  noooo:

Been to gym this morning. Alternative one as original is closed for refurb. completely machines - tradmillls each have their own mini TV screen with loads of computeriesed option as well.
Got very hot.

Mobiles are banned there.
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 14, 2011, 10:32:10 PM
Resumed torture activities after a week off tonight, only  to be told that the place is closing down for a week in 2 days time while they install new equipment.

Me 'ill will be beckoning with a torch on me 'ed I thinks. ::)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 14, 2011, 10:35:28 PM
Arthur Brown - Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8#)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 14, 2011, 10:40:40 PM
...and the obviously hidden meaning and relevance of that is?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Just One More on November 15, 2011, 05:54:55 AM
Two of the Amazon ads at the bottom of this page were suggesting two books, "Broadmoor Revealed" and, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 16, 2011, 07:05:50 PM
Piggin' swimmin' ONLY for  a piggin' week now. Banghead
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 17, 2011, 05:04:48 PM
Should I have told that wumman today that she was pedalling backwards on the cross-trainer?  rubschin:   Nah, leave 'em to it.

And that person who was trying to key in different things on the arm ergo-whatsit-swim-exerciser ... When I got to it, it wasn't switched on at the wall  ::)

Hey ho, another 90 mins in the can  angel1
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 17, 2011, 05:11:46 PM
Someone I haven't seen for a few months looked at me yesterday  and said I was looking great, and have I lost weight? cloud9:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 17, 2011, 05:14:04 PM
Should have gone to Specsavers  noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 19, 2011, 06:39:37 PM
I mean people that have phone conversations whilst on the machinery - obviously they ain't working hard enough  lol:

Had one of those this afternoon, Chinese wumman on a rowing machine yapping louder than a Fragrant Harbour Fishwife  ::)

What to do when you're on a treadmill and either side there's a pair of bouncing hooters  eeek:  Keep looking straight ahead for fear of falling off  eeek:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 19, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Bouncing hooters you say? rubschin:

I'd pay  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 19, 2011, 06:44:31 PM
Join your local gym then.  What could possibly go wrong?   whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 20, 2011, 09:10:19 AM
Join your local gym then.  What could possibly go wrong?   whistle:

Ey, can you just try and imagine it  sick2:,
That fat tool wearing his baked bean stained, fag burnt beige cardigan trying to hold it all in, bouncing around on the treadmill, fag in one greasy mit, pie in the other. happy001
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 20, 2011, 05:57:31 PM
Not a pretty picture  noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 22, 2011, 01:23:22 PM
I had a most satisfying, interesting and pleasant evening in the swimming pool and sauna last night.
An evening to remember in fact, and I don't get many of those these days. whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 22, 2011, 01:24:06 PM
 Popcorn:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on November 22, 2011, 01:37:40 PM
Popcorn:

Not having you taking the piss and ripping into me,

 noooo: shutup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 22, 2011, 01:38:31 PM
 angel1
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Snoopy on November 22, 2011, 01:43:47 PM
All that fur must have clogged the pool filters  ;)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on November 22, 2011, 01:45:06 PM
All that ginger fur must have clogged the pool filters  ;)
whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 22, 2011, 08:59:26 PM
Found a good selection of Big Band Swing tracks to keep the rhythm going today ...  whistle:

Woody Herman & His Swingin' Herd - Woodchopper's Ball (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCDsfcST6pY#)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 26, 2011, 04:43:25 PM
Open day today; nothing to pay, all free.  Result?  Deserted   cloud9:

Plus, as a reward for my patronage I get a a Free 1/2 Chicken voucher for Nando's  eeek:  rubschin: 
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: apc2010 on November 26, 2011, 05:15:41 PM
Open day today; nothing to pay, all free.  Result?  Deserted   cloud9:

Plus, as a reward for my patronage I get a a Free 1/2 Chicken voucher for Nando's  eeek:  rubschin:

Are you a dictator....... rubschin:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on November 27, 2011, 07:23:56 PM
No. Does the position pay well?

Apparently the free day turned out to be a free weekend  eeek:  Nowt to pay again  eeek:

Wumman on adjacent treadmill jabbering away in unknown tongue, possibly Yoruba or Portuguese  surrender: . Increase iPod volume ... Mozart Flute Concerto  cloud9:

Buggerybollox! The Word's podcasts have been snipped to 15 minutes unless you buy the magazine  cussing:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on December 01, 2011, 09:41:14 AM
Gym has finally re-opened, re-furbished.

Spent most of my time there TRYING to work out how to use this bastard new fangled shitty digital equipment.
 cussing:
Why then please, WHY do we need multi function touch screens that offer everything including 'user videos' fitness training programmes, tv, radio, games, Yahoo, Faceache, Google and the internet in general when we're simply TRYING to get fit?  Shrugs:  Banghead
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on December 01, 2011, 09:45:26 AM
Unplug it
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on December 01, 2011, 09:54:02 AM
Unplug it

Brilliant!!! ::)
10/10!! ::)

P'raps I should use my walking/cycling whatevering to generate my own lectricity to power the bastard things up then ey? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on December 17, 2011, 04:47:17 PM
Another "free trial" weekend at the gym / pool  eeek:    cloud9:

What they should do is have a free weekend in early Jan when the guilt and resolutions kick in. Will they?

We shall see    tunble:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on January 07, 2012, 04:28:11 PM
Kerrrisst! Have I become that unfit over Christmas 'n' New Year?  eeek:

I then noticed that, by accident, I'd set the level on the crosstrainer to 25 instead of 5 for starting ...   redface:

Unlike MissD's gym the sole PT was slumped over in the corner phiddling wiv 'is phone  ::)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 07, 2012, 05:40:16 PM
25  eeek:

They should have a warning on it like all good puters and say " Are you SURE you mean 25? "  shocked003
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Pastis on January 07, 2012, 05:55:29 PM
It was like climbing a fecking ladder   noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: apc2010 on January 07, 2012, 06:11:37 PM
25  eeek:

They should have a warning on it like all good puters and say " Are you SURE you mean 25? "  shocked003

Too many jokes ........... noooo:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on August 01, 2012, 07:40:48 PM
This geezer was getting changed ready for a shower in the gym last night.

As he peeled off his sweaty kit, me and this other bloke looked at him in astonished amazement as he peeled of a LARGE RED BIN LINER that he was wearing beneath his t shirt. eeek:


 happy001

"Helps me sweat more for a more rapid weight loss" was the explantion.

Sweat more?

No piggin' shit Sherlock! lol:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on January 05, 2013, 09:16:36 AM
I'm rapidly becoming disillusioned with this gymnasium membership shite tbh, with precious little weight loss, all not helped by this PT I've employed when he now tells me that 95% of the fancy pants equipement in there is just totally uneccessary, but 'looks good' to attract the sheeple.

I've 'plataued' (sp) now like everyone does...apparently.

Apart from the rowing machine, bike, and tread mill, he reckons the rest could be replaced with a medicine ball, and that's what the main emphasis is now on.
200 bastard manouvers with one of them last night, but they excercise your entire body.
No wonder I'm aching all over this morning.

Point is, I could go and buy one of them for meself, and use it at home!

He doesn't rate this swimming malarky too highly either, and reckons that's what may have caused me ongoing neck problems. eeek:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 05, 2013, 09:18:01 AM
But they would argue you would in all likelihood be using it wrong and therefore would be ineffective  whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on January 05, 2013, 09:39:12 AM
But they would argue you would in all likelihood be using it wrong and therefore would be ineffective  whistle:

Wha'?  rubschin:

Can you just run that past me again please? confused:

The Pt reckons most of the equipement is shite. Nowt to do with me using it wrong,I mean, how does that werk like ey?
You either use it or you don't.

The point is, after using this nasty but stunningly effective meddy ball last night, I can actually feel the benefit of it, which is more than I can say for most of the other metalwerk in there.

He can KNOB RIGHT OFF with his diet plan though. cussing:
"Can't eat too much fruit, and especially in the evenings", my exceedingly FAT and wobbly ARSE! Banghead

Peckish?
Nibble on a celery stick  sick2: sick2: sick2: or some raw carrot? ..... Finger:

He wants me eating yoghurt and ham for me brekky FFS!!!! eeek:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 05, 2013, 10:00:55 AM
No you fuury throw ....using the medicine ball wrong not the other gym equipment like  lol:

Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on January 05, 2013, 10:07:13 AM
No you fuury throw ....using the medicine ball wrong not the other gym equipment like  lol:

But I'm using it right. PT stands alongside me and I copy him and he sez I'm using  it right like. :thumbsup:

Oh I dunno wha'ya rattlin on about. ::)
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 05, 2013, 10:17:57 AM
Don't worry ...it's the high pitch you just switch off  lol:

I meant if you were to get a M.B and just use it at home like therefore by passing the gym and the PT.
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on January 09, 2013, 09:21:55 AM
Tell ya summat MD.
That medicine ball ten minute torture is just that....PIGGIN'TORTURE! eeek:

Excercises just about every muscul in yer body it does, and has deemed most of the other equipment redundant for me now.

Not very glamerous granted, but judging by my achiness, it's bloody effective! :thumbsup:
Think I must have lost about 2 stone in sweat alone last night. eeek:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on January 11, 2013, 06:21:16 PM
"gyms are for wimps and non-confident people seeking retribution for a life of self abuse"

Going tonight. :thumbsup:
How about you  MD?  rubschin:
Pasties too p'raps?  whistle:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 11, 2013, 06:34:36 PM
I went for a run round the parks at lunchtime  angel1

Gym on Sunday  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: Nick on January 11, 2013, 06:45:08 PM
Was Pirate chasing you?  Did you beat records?
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: GROWLER on January 11, 2013, 07:11:55 PM
I went for a run round the parks at lunchtime  angel1

Gym on Sunday  :thumbsup:

Good gerl. angel1
No time for snuffling around in pig troughs full of doughnuts here ey? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fitness and gym related notes
Post by: apc2010 on April 29, 2019, 12:24:51 AM
TMR...????


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