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I'm ready to break into my gym and rush through a workout before I get rumbled by the po-po :blink:

 

Workouts have been 1hr - 1.5hrs of dumbell/bands workout so far and training every day just to keep sane! 

My first sesh lastweek I actually went onto my man cave at the end of my long ass garden with my ear phones in then realised wtf I was doing so got out the 2 bluetooth speakers instead.....oh and a 5 ltr bottle for pissing in - dont judge me, am I hell running up and down the garden for a piss every 20 mins. 

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It's not bothering me. In situations like this it becomes apparent how much you are defined and even controlled by the lifestyle you live.
If everything is reliant on the external world for your sense of purpose then you're nothing more than the weights you lift, the gear you take, the car you drive, the gym you go to etc. That puts you at a very high risk of simply breaking down when these things disappear because behind it you're nothing.

So for me, it's a loss and I feel it but it's not the end of the world. Strength can always be regained, as can physiques. Bodybuilders do it all the time. Retire, come off, lose size, come back, put it back on.

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2 minutes ago, daringhorse said:

It's not bothering me. In situations like this it becomes apparent how much you are defined and even controlled by the lifestyle you live.
If everything is reliant on the external world for your sense of purpose then you're nothing more than the weights you lift, the gear you take, the car you drive, the gym you go to etc. That puts you at a very high risk of simply breaking down when these things disappear because behind it you're nothing.

So for me, it's a loss and I feel it but it's not the end of the world. Strength can always be regained, as can physiques. Bodybuilders do it all the time. Retire, come off, lose size, come back, put it back on.

Bloody kill joy :D

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13 minutes ago, daringhorse said:

It's not bothering me. In situations like this it becomes apparent how much you are defined and even controlled by the lifestyle you live.
If everything is reliant on the external world for your sense of purpose then you're nothing more than the weights you lift, the gear you take, the car you drive, the gym you go to etc. That puts you at a very high risk of simply breaking down when these things disappear because behind it you're nothing.

So for me, it's a loss and I feel it but it's not the end of the world. Strength can always be regained, as can physiques. Bodybuilders do it all the time. Retire, come off, lose size, come back, put it back on.

That was quite profound to be fair.

I agree with you completely.

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I’m not. I’ve just replaced my addiction to exercise with alcoholism. I’m older and wiser now and will find it easy to switch back when this storm blows over. In the meantime my tennis elbow has already cleared up and my knees feel brand new. My liver is currently fair to middling but hey, it’s only been a week :)

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6 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

I’m not. I’ve just replaced my addiction to exercise with alcoholism. I’m older and wiser now and will find it easy to switch back when this storm blows over. In the meantime my tennis elbow has already cleared up and my knees feel brand new. My liver is currently fair to middling but hey, it’s only been a week :)

Same here - since sacking off the gym last week I've been drinking whisky nearly every night and enjoying every minute of it. I know as soon as the gyms re-open again I'll switch back to hard training and a good diet like nothing ever happened. 

My knees are going to feel 20 years younger after all this and looking forward to getting under some heavy weights again. 

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A little, but I've only just got back into it since January.

 

I'm doing bodyweight workouts and have some resistance bands. A pullup bar and a skipping rope.

 

All I'll say it holy hell bw excesizes are an absolute killer!

 

Not as good as lifting the weights but it's good enough for now.

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Tendinitis getting a break, knees too.

Exercise wise been enjoying myself in the garden with a 15kg Slam Ball and a decent walk every day.

Managed to carry on cutting and not spend my life shitfaced, definitely feeling fitter for the break so happy days.

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I briefly spoke to one of my gyms co owners  yesterday. Standing in a bloody queue. He reckons gyms won't be allowed to open for AT LEAST 6 months most probably 8. Didn't sayanything more so it will be a long wait. 

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Missing the decent equipment at the gym, but in the last week ive managed to sort myself out some good workouts with a set of dumbells at home, and with all the spare time in the house ive managed to train more often with more energy than most days at the gym after a hard days graft. Also ive been out for a couple of short runs ( a couple of miles) round the streets which i havbent found the time to do for the last couple of years.

I cant wait for everything to get back to normal....but a small part of me is loving the more relaxed way things are day to day, with the only thing to go out for is some food. Day to day life is non stop for me usually with a full time job, missis, kids ect

 

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home gymer here but im missing training.

got fullly equipped gym but its impossible to use cos my son (3 years old) wants to be in there with me and tantrums likea motherfcuker when i dont let him in.  if i do let him in he spends the time finding new, interesting and highly creative ways to injure himself. I cant be bothered to train on the evening cos im up very early for work at the moment.

Im seriously considering selling everything and rebuying when this has all calmed down and everyone flogs the kit they bought at once and drives prices back down.  But if/when work closes then i wil be left with nothing to do other than talk to the wife.

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Just finished a makeshift workout:

Air squats AMRAP X5

Bands triceps 20 reps  X4

Bands rear delts pull 20 reps X4

 

Decent little pump, will go for a long walk soon as sun is out. Makes a nice change from gym tbh. 

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58 minutes ago, Smilez said:

Just finished a makeshift workout:

Air squats AMRAP X5

Bands triceps 20 reps  X4

Bands rear delts pull 20 reps X4

 

Decent little pump, will go for a long walk soon as sun is out. Makes a nice change from gym tbh. 

Tell us about the bbuuuuuuuurrnnn :thumb

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