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Title: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Squirrel Girl on July 11, 2016, 07:34:31 AM
Over the last year, I've gotten really into road biking and dropped twenty pounds. Skateboarding, in turn, has become "easier". As in, my feet don't swell up anymore, and my pop has improved. I feel five years younger and no longer suffer from constant lethargy. There's no escaping the fundamental laws that govern the physical universe unless you're Fred Gall.

So, how do you guys stay in shape? Got any healthy recipes to share? Fitness tips? I'd love to skate long into old age. You'll have to pry my board out of my cold dead shit grab! Let's make it happen together. Skate or die friends!  :)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Matze on July 11, 2016, 07:46:24 AM
started to run and work out 5 times a week in march, lost also 12kg. I try to stay away from bread and pasta, eat more fruits and salad, no sweets or soda, lot's of water. my co-worker got a smoothie maker so we have a lot of them in the morning.

I kinda don't care about the skateboarding part, I just wanna look good while being naked.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Squirrel Girl on July 11, 2016, 08:15:29 AM
started to run and work out 5 times a week in march, lost also 12kg. I try to stay away from bread and pasta, eat more fruits and salad, no sweets or soda, lot's of water. my co-worker got a smoothie maker so we have a lot of them in the morning.

I kinda don't care about the skateboarding part, I just wanna look good while being naked.

26 pounds!!! Congratulations dude! :D Hahaha looking good naked! Didn't you notice an improvement in your skating though?

I cut out most carbs too, otherwise, I'll go overboard and eat a whole loaf of bread. I also only started eating chicken and fish meat for moral and health reasons. My first job was on a farm, during slaughter I'd empty out cow/pig stomachs. It was disgusting and sad. The animals differently knew their fate, and would cry and look at you with those big sad black eyes. That shit keeps me up at night.  :-\

Anyways, sorry for the tangent and awesome work dude! Keep it up!  :)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: coneklr on July 11, 2016, 08:45:14 AM
Fuck it, I'll chime in.

Getting married in August and my wife to be has been killing it working out and getting in shape so I thought this old man should do the same.  So far dropped about 15lbs in a few months and am hoping to lose about 5-10 more before the wedding next month.

Haven't really changed eating much with the exception of eating closer to an actual correct portion.  Fwiw, I don't drink soda or eat a ton of sweets but still fuck with bread and pasta and such.  I work out about 30 min a day on 2-3 different programs on the treadmill which involve speeds and inclines changing constantly.  Also add in  p90x ab ripper every other day and push/pull ups when I'm feeling it.

Closing in on the weight I was when I graduated high school ... which I haven't seen since then haha

Also, my back issues are way less intense and skating wise my body is now almost back to capable of what it used to be able to do, which is a nice benefit. ( bad back and heavier weight took away a lot of tricks and the confidence to even try, nothing is worse than rolling up to something and wanting to do a trick you could do every try a few years ago and not even be able to attempt it, biggest mindfuck and confidence drain ever, even happened on certain flatground tricks)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: slappies on July 11, 2016, 09:48:54 AM
About a year and a half ago I managed to drop around 70 pounds by running an elliptical for an hour every day and just cutting down on all the garbage I eat. I've managed to put about 15 of it back on though so I gotta quit slipping and start trying to lose it again. My tip is to watch a movie or TV or some shit when you're working out/exercising if possible. I know, personally speaking, it's really fucking hard to commit to working out because I find it so boring. Distracting myself helped me stick with it.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Brett on July 11, 2016, 10:02:29 AM
Doing a bunch of push ups throughout the day and planks for 1 min or more throughout the day works wonders and it doesn't cost a penny.
You can put in about 3 mins of work 3 or more times a day and your skating will improve dramatically in less than 7 days just cause of your core strength.
 Do the push ups till failure... start with ten if thats all you got. A week later you will be way above that number.

I was once a fitness trainer/nutritionist that spent way to much time in the gym and reading about being in the gym. Do what you find fun. Change it up and don't over do it.

Muscle requires more energy to function and will burn calories faster. If you lower your calorie intake and move more you will burn more than you intake thus dropping weight. If you are working out and using those muscles that weight will change from fat mass to muscle mass and your calorie intake will increase as your body will demand it to stay working optimally.



Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: glutton. on July 11, 2016, 10:15:46 AM
At the very least, I do basic calisthenics and sprint. I mainly drink smoothies from: frozen fruit, ice, chia seeds and a little bit of water. If I cut out gluten for a week, I lose about five pounds in one week. I only do it if I get bloated from drinking and eating shitty. Pizza, pasta, beer and whiskeys can be hard to pass. It's also kind of difficult to get protein without eating meat or dairy, so I've been trying different plant-based protein powders. Until I find something decent, I'm going to eat yogurt and cheese.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Yushin Okami on July 11, 2016, 11:25:20 AM
If you're having trouble eating healthier, get a crockpot. You can grab one for about $20 at Target and they are great. Throw some ingredients  in the morning, head of to work (or skate... whatever), come home and you have a healthy dinner waiting. I make this about once a week with some cauliflower rice - http://www.theironyou.com/2014/09/easy-creamy-crock-pot-coconut-curry.html (http://www.theironyou.com/2014/09/easy-creamy-crock-pot-coconut-curry.html)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on July 11, 2016, 02:09:40 PM
dont bring bad food in the house.....go to bed before midnight.....pack a lunch.....

Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: JAesop on July 11, 2016, 02:52:05 PM
Doing a bunch of push ups throughout the day and planks for 1 min or more throughout the day works wonders and it doesn't cost a penny.
You can put in about 3 mins of work 3 or more times a day and your skating will improve dramatically in less than 7 days just cause of your core strength.
 Do the push ups till failure... start with ten if thats all you got. A week later you will be way above that number.

I was once a fitness trainer/nutritionist that spent way to much time in the gym and reading about being in the gym. Do what you find fun. Change it up and don't over do it.

Muscle requires more energy to function and will burn calories faster. If you lower your calorie intake and move more you will burn more than you intake thus dropping weight. If you are working out and using those muscles that weight will change from fat mass to muscle mass and your calorie intake will increase as your body will demand it to stay working optimally


This^^^ the keys are to make activity fun and to change what you eat.^^^

It's all about the diet so I don't eat any carbs unless they are natural, like vegetables or some limited fruits. No refined sugars and no sugar substitutes outside of pure stevia sometimes. Lots of good fats and moderate protein, usually eggs or fish.No bread for sure. Bodies adapt and I have found that even if I increase the amount of exercise but don't eat well I eventually lose any gains.
I ride a road bike, mountain bike or trail run and try to lift weights or kettle bells 3 x weekly outside of skating.I usually don't plan on what I am going to do, I just decide that day.if I feel like running I run, feel like bike - I ride. Sometimes I swim. It has to be fun or it gets old fast.
I have seen more benefit from changing my diet than anything else. My energy level stays even and I can go many hours skating or riding before feeling hungry or tired.I sometimes have to remind myself to eat because I just don't get hungry.
It feels good to skate hard for a few hours and still have energy when everybody else is sitting down or bitching about being sore.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Baron Samedi on July 11, 2016, 03:19:34 PM
I box and kickbox. Yes, I am a jock. Thank you for asking.

I also try my best to just eat at home. I'm of the opinion that it almost doesn't even matter what you cook; as long as the ingredients are high quality, you'll be way better off physically and financially than with most anything you'd be eating out.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Tracer on July 11, 2016, 03:28:27 PM
I have a fruit and veggie subscription with local farmers, bi weekly- 250$ for the season
Considering signing up with Orange Theory fitness, anyone into it?

Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 11, 2016, 07:29:56 PM
Well this is my type of thread ;)
I'm kind and in and out of training though due to having a kid/ working a job with lots of business trips.
Here's my usual schedule:
- train 3 hours every Sunday in martial arts
- re-train what I've learned during my lunch break at least once a week
- do a few rounds of push ups/ yoga when I'm at home and my boy feels like playing around (he loves to climb all over me when I'm doing yoga)
- try and skate once a week
- gym when I can
That all sounds pretty good, but as I said it's not as consistent as it could be. My partner is a body builder so she teaches me all the gym shit but absolutely annihilates me in terms of weight. Funnily enough she can't help but lose weight while I struggle in this area (in part probably due to being inconsistent), used to have a lot less around the belly when I ran more too. Our diet is pretty clean but both of us love the carbs. I don't think carbs are *that* bad though, I mean I'm not in team #carbthefuckup or anything but if you are eating relatively cleanly/ exercising a lot then carbs shouldn't be too much of a problem. We'll swap out the pasta for zoodles every once in a while (especially now that it's summer) but you need to eat a fuck tonne of zoodles to fill up. Pretty much only eat overnight oats for brekkie (occasionally I'll do some scrambled tofu/ baked beans if we've got some nice bread). But yeah, I have a feeling that if I got up early and ran 3 mornings a week I would be ripped in no time :-\ Similar to tracer (what is the world coming to?) we get a weekly delivery of local organic veges and try to use them up before going to buy anymore groceries. It's great because it forces you to eat seasonally and be creative with veges that you might not otherwise buy.
As for recipes, what sort of stuff are you looking for?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Joe Pesci on July 11, 2016, 09:20:58 PM
cut out as much dairy and cheese as you can, drink water and you will lose weight
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Main on July 11, 2016, 09:45:49 PM
Skateboarding is my exercise other than that I eat food until I hate myself.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 11, 2016, 10:19:35 PM
cut out as much dairy and cheese as you can, drink water and you will lose weight
I'm pretty sure I'm the exception to this rule at the moment :-[
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on July 11, 2016, 11:04:22 PM
I have a crazy fast metabolism so it's not fair....but I swapped out a ton of training, yoga, sports....just to skate more....I just thought I'd feel like if I didn't do this I'd feel like a shithead later in life.....I like kicking it w. skaters....

Now I get to the gym maybe three times a week and a gnarly hike once a week....I pretty much just do injury prevention stuff and coast at the gym....

Definitely cutting back on pasta, bread, meat can put you on healthier paths......

No juice or soda...pretty much become a better person in the grocery isle...
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: vancanman on July 11, 2016, 11:38:01 PM
I have a crazy fast metabolism so it's not fair....but I swapped out a ton of training, yoga, sports....just to skate more....I just thought I'd feel like if I didn't do this I'd feel like a shithead later in life.....I like kicking it w. skaters....

Now I get to the gym maybe three times a week and a gnarly hike once a week....I pretty much just do injury prevention stuff and coast at the gym....

Definitely cutting back on pasta, bread, meat can put you on healthier paths......

No juice or soda...pretty much become a better person in the grocery isle...

Does this mean you have to cut back on the custom blizzards?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on July 12, 2016, 02:01:33 AM
Ha, I go to the gym to get my core strength up and also build my upper body (legs too obviously). I need to gain (muscle) weight, since I am the skinny type, who only gets some belly fat. Seems like pasta is all good for people into fitness, but the amount of it should not be too crazy.

Every time I can't skateboard for a while, my physical fitness drops drops considerably, so I am now a regular in the gym. Better prepared for those times when a long skate session is possible.

One major obstacle in my workplace: everyone knows that junk food is junk, so they bring the sweets they get as gifts to work and leave it there for others to consume. There is some free sweet temptation everyday.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on July 12, 2016, 11:34:57 PM
I have a crazy fast metabolism so it's not fair....but I swapped out a ton of training, yoga, sports....just to skate more....I just thought I'd feel like if I didn't do this I'd feel like a shithead later in life.....I like kicking it w. skaters....

Now I get to the gym maybe three times a week and a gnarly hike once a week....I pretty much just do injury prevention stuff and coast at the gym....

Definitely cutting back on pasta, bread, meat can put you on healthier paths......

No juice or soda...pretty much become a better person in the grocery isle...

Does this mean you have to cut back on the custom blizzards?

Custom blizzards cut back on me!  No more substitutions.....
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on July 12, 2016, 11:59:01 PM
I usually have the same breakfast and lunch every day. Breakfast is usually oats with a banana and blueberries, 4 egg whites, and cup of coffee (black, no creamer or sugar). Lunch I do a turkey avocado sandwich with spinach and probably another banana. Dinner is usually something new every day unless the wifey meal prepped. Usually its something fresh and organic, we shop at whole foods a lot. Once a week i usually do treat myself to some pizza, the only food i couldn't bare giving up.

For a while i was going to the gym more than skating and although i was losing weight i wasn't getting anymore comfortable with skating which is what i really wanted. Recently is started skating 3-4 days a week at least 2 hours and gym on the days i don't go skate. I have since gotten much comfortable on the board which i had lost touch of after years of on and off skating. My stamina had improved and i got comfortable enough to start learning new tricks which I've hadn't been able to do for years. And because I'm still breaking a sweat on every session I'm losing weight but more slowly and confortably.

I also stretch every single day, even if i don't skate. I just turned 28 and feel I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: fulltechnicalskizzy on July 13, 2016, 12:17:04 AM
I skate probably like 4 days a week but I think I skated too much the last few weeks and my bad knee has been killing me so I stay in and eat chicken nuggets. Sometimes I drink too much and throw up the chicken nuggets which helps keep me svelte and healthy
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: lampshade on July 13, 2016, 04:29:26 AM
I think a big part of weight control is portion control.  In certain European countries I've been to where there are not a lot of over weight people, they eat bread, fatty meats, cheese, etc.  But, they do it in small portions.  In the US, if you get takeout, bring it home and put it on a plate, it's easily two meals.  For example, a steak should be about 4-6oz, not 12-16 like in a steakhouse.  Pizza is fine, just eat one slice.  Also, just moving around.  Walk to the store instead of driving.  I'm lucky to have two big dogs, so I know I'm walking 30-45 minutes 2x a day at minimum, then exercise/skating on topo of that.  Eating at home with good ingredients is also key. 
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Joe Davola on July 13, 2016, 06:13:48 AM
Everything you have ever been told about fitness and health is a fucking lie.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Matze on July 13, 2016, 06:16:15 AM
started to run and work out 5 times a week in march, lost also 12kg. I try to stay away from bread and pasta, eat more fruits and salad, no sweets or soda, lot's of water. my co-worker got a smoothie maker so we have a lot of them in the morning.

I kinda don't care about the skateboarding part, I just wanna look good while being naked.

26 pounds!!! Congratulations dude! :D Hahaha looking good naked! Didn't you notice an improvement in your skating though?


can't really tell, cause this summer the weather has been like shit and my local skate spot is closed for the next the two seasons ... it's less skating, which means less board control, which is worse skating.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Squirrel Girl on July 13, 2016, 07:08:32 AM
Well this is my type of thread ;)
I'm kind and in and out of training though due to having a kid/ working a job with lots of business trips.
Here's my usual schedule:
- train 3 hours every Sunday in martial arts
- re-train what I've learned during my lunch break at least once a week
- do a few rounds of push ups/ yoga when I'm at home and my boy feels like playing around (he loves to climb all over me when I'm doing yoga)
- try and skate once a week
- gym when I can
That all sounds pretty good, but as I said it's not as consistent as it could be. My partner is a body builder so she teaches me all the gym shit but absolutely annihilates me in terms of weight. Funnily enough she can't help but lose weight while I struggle in this area (in part probably due to being inconsistent), used to have a lot less around the belly when I ran more too. Our diet is pretty clean but both of us love the carbs. I don't think carbs are *that* bad though, I mean I'm not in team #carbthefuckup or anything but if you are eating relatively cleanly/ exercising a lot then carbs shouldn't be too much of a problem. We'll swap out the pasta for zoodles every once in a while (especially now that it's summer) but you need to eat a fuck tonne of zoodles to fill up. Pretty much only eat overnight oats for brekkie (occasionally I'll do some scrambled tofu/ baked beans if we've got some nice bread). But yeah, I have a feeling that if I got up early and ran 3 mornings a week I would be ripped in no time :-\ Similar to tracer (what is the world coming to?) we get a weekly delivery of local organic veges and try to use them up before going to buy anymore groceries. It's great because it forces you to eat seasonally and be creative with veges that you might not otherwise buy.
As for recipes, what sort of stuff are you looking for?

That's cool your girlfriend is really into fitness.  :) I tried getting my man into shape, but to no avail.

I bought the cook book Thug Kitchen, and occasionally try making recipes, but some of the ingredents are hard to get ahold of. So I've had mixed success. I've always wanted to make zoodles, want that Kitchenaid spiralizer attachment! We mostly just make big salads, which has been working out alright for weight loss but gets mundane.  :-\
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on July 13, 2016, 07:55:19 AM
We did the weekly organic delivery and the lady ran off with our money.....I somehow felt like I deserved it...
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: straight on July 13, 2016, 10:43:52 AM
I'm 28 and just shy of being one year no alcohol. I don't smoke weed or cigarettes either. I'm straight edge. I've never felt better in my whole life. Always been skinny person but when I was heavy on booze I was fat and bloated. Dropped 30 lbs since and currently 5'11 and 155.

I'm trying to get a six pack and build some muscle now so my latest diet fad has been intermittent fasting. Been dropping belly fat like crazy since I started. The idea is that you fast for 16 hours straight and eat within an 8 hour window. So I start eating around 11am and finish dinner at 7. Start all over next day. It's not that bad because most of the hours spent fasting are sleep hours.

I've cut out carbs, soda and all junk food and no more desert (which is hard cuz I love chocolate ice cream). Only buy my meat from whole foods. Planks and push-ups every day. And just started using those elastic resistance bands for arm workouts. Haven't skated all summer cuz it's way too hot. Can't wait for the to cool back down so I can start that up again.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Grampa on July 13, 2016, 06:00:49 PM
How do I gain weight? Help me figure that one out, because I'm pretty sure it's not possible.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 13, 2016, 07:31:21 PM
That's cool your girlfriend is really into fitness.  :) I tried getting my man into shape, but to no avail.

I bought the cook book Thug Kitchen, and occasionally try making recipes, but some of the ingredents are hard to get ahold of. So I've had mixed success. I've always wanted to make zoodles, want that Kitchenaid spiralizer attachment! We mostly just make big salads, which has been working out alright for weight loss but gets mundane.  :-\

So cool that I made her my wife <3 She still smokes me so hard when it comes to fitness though.
Good purchase on the thug kitchen book, what sort of ingredients are you having a hard trouble finding? When in doubt → iherb
We just got on of these zoodle makers for the meantime:
https://www.amazon.com/GEFU-13460-Spirelli-Spiral-Slicer/dp/B0026RMEK4 (https://www.amazon.com/GEFU-13460-Spirelli-Spiral-Slicer/dp/B0026RMEK4)
Cheap and it does the job. I can make a mean raw pesto to go with it too! Been making quite a lot of raw sweets too lately
How good are DATES??? :o
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Durndle on July 13, 2016, 10:17:37 PM
You're more shredded than a julienne salad man. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnCwqhP7L5o#)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 13, 2016, 11:00:10 PM
no more desert (which is hard cuz I love chocolate ice cream).
Nice cream though? 3 frozen bananas and some sort of mylk is hardly gunna make you stack on the kilos. Chuck in some chocolate-flavoured protein powder and it will get super creamy!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on July 13, 2016, 11:29:36 PM
I make chocolate chia pudding and it's not bad.....stick frozen bananas in my juicer and it makes ice cream....
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 13, 2016, 11:33:11 PM
stick frozen bananas in my juicer and it makes ice cream....
Yeah basically that↑ I don't have a vitamix or anything so it needs a little liquid in there too. Top that shit off with some crushed walnuts, a dash of salt and some maple syrup and it's like fucking gourmet dessert right there!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: brycickle on July 14, 2016, 12:49:00 AM
My job basically makes me be in shape. I do everything I can to counteract that by drinking in my off time.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: vancanman on July 14, 2016, 02:28:00 AM
I have a crazy fast metabolism so it's not fair....but I swapped out a ton of training, yoga, sports....just to skate more....I just thought I'd feel like if I didn't do this I'd feel like a shithead later in life.....I like kicking it w. skaters....

Now I get to the gym maybe three times a week and a gnarly hike once a week....I pretty much just do injury prevention stuff and coast at the gym....

Definitely cutting back on pasta, bread, meat can put you on healthier paths......

No juice or soda...pretty much become a better person in the grocery isle...

Does this mean you have to cut back on the custom blizzards?

Custom blizzards cut back on me!  No more substitutions.....
Motherfuckers.

On the diet side. Eating mostly low glycemic load foods is a pretty sure fire way to head in the right direction. Also lowering your omega 6 intake can really help with inflammation which causes water retention. Makes a big difference in recovery and soreness from skating. I've also messed with intermittent fasting before. Eating all your food in a day in an 8 hour window then not eating the other 16. I went from a flat stomach to a six pack in two months with relatively no other changes. It might have cut out some late night stoner snacking but I still ate 3 meals and roughly the same calories. After 12 hours the idea is that your out of stored glycogen and your body must burn stored fat for its energy needs. Seemed to work for me. It's hard to burn enough calories exercising to loose a lot of weight. Diet will make 80% of the difference when I comes to losing body fat. I find exercise makes a much bigger difference in how I actually feel though.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Big Sweatpants on July 15, 2016, 01:53:54 PM
Cigarettes, Everclear, and lots of water.

Just enough coke to get through the week, coke to get high on the weekends.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Tracer on July 15, 2016, 03:39:36 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Soymilk_flickr_user_juanstermonster.jpg

High protein and no hormones
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: iKobrakai on July 17, 2016, 12:19:40 PM
Very interesting thread. A year after I got clean and sober, I started working out. Was 121 pounds, skinny as hell, now I'm 154, way stronger, have been on 5x5 for a while now. I can squat 165, overhead press near a 100, deadlift 198. I know it is not much, but damn, gaining muscle mass is super hard if you have crappy genetics of an ex-dopefiend! People always bitch about losing weight, trust me, it is just as hard to gain weight.

Wish all you fellows a healthier future!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ciaran on July 17, 2016, 03:49:37 PM
This thread is a goldmine of useful info.

Personally I go running 3-4 mornings per week after dropping my son to kindergarten.  We don't have a car, so hail, rain or shine, winter or summer, I'm running.  There's a few chin-up bars, parallel bars and olympic rings scattered around the park where I run, so I'll do a few different callisthenics-based exercises which are great to absolutely kill me.
Ashtanga yoga 3-4 mornings a week on the days the boy isn't in pre-school.  I've been doing this 15 years now, it's rad.
I cycle everywhere in an extremely hilly city on a heavy, 35 year old 3-speed.  It's still fast as fuck though.
Kickboxing/callisthenics training once a week.  Aside from the fitness boost, I'm not sure it actively helps me skating, other than helping me skate longer, or perhaps build more resilience and persistence.
Skating itself 2-3 sessions per week if I'm lucky due to work, weather and that whole family lark.  Definitely need to work on mental visualisation and turning of my mind when I skate as I overthink too often which makes me skate way shittier than I could be.

Foodwise, I cook practically everything from fresh.  No red meat, chicken and fish 2-3 times per week, lots of pulses, grains, salads, slow cooked curries, that kind of thing.  No ready meals, nothing like that.  Saves a ton of cash.  Still like beer, desserts, cake and chocolate, but I eat all that in moderation - generally, I feel fit as fuck in body and mind, though after a heavy weekend with many pints and hangover comfort food, I can definitely feel my brain starting to slow down.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: perverted super otaku! on July 17, 2016, 04:10:39 PM
That's cool your girlfriend is really into fitness.  :) I tried getting my man into shape, but to no avail.

I bought the cook book Thug Kitchen, and occasionally try making recipes, but some of the ingredents are hard to get ahold of. So I've had mixed success. I've always wanted to make zoodles, want that Kitchenaid spiralizer attachment! We mostly just make big salads, which has been working out alright for weight loss but gets mundane.  :-\

So cool that I made her my wife <3 She still smokes me so hard when it comes to fitness though.
Good purchase on the thug kitchen book, what sort of ingredients are you having a hard trouble finding? When in doubt → iherb
We just got on of these zoodle makers for the meantime:
https://www.amazon.com/GEFU-13460-Spirelli-Spiral-Slicer/dp/B0026RMEK4 (https://www.amazon.com/GEFU-13460-Spirelli-Spiral-Slicer/dp/B0026RMEK4)
Cheap and it does the job. I can make a mean raw pesto to go with it too! Been making quite a lot of raw sweets too lately
How good are DATES??? :o

omfg dude, I was eating mad dates a cpl years ago, then got one that was filled with this greenish black fluffy mould, so fucking gross it into it and a puff of the spores all flew in my face and everywhere, including my mouth, really fucked up taste that's hard to describe. Don't think I have had one since.

As for a health tip, learn to cook beans so you really like them, chickpeas, white kidney beans, black beans, you can make them is a lot of different traditional ways from around the world that are unique and delicious. Put them on a salad, fry some rice with them, make a burrito whatever, its seriously the best.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Tracer on July 17, 2016, 04:13:37 PM
Purple beets are the fukkin bomb superfood
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: straight on July 17, 2016, 04:20:31 PM
Speaking of beans, here's a really easy recipe I make on the reg.

Two cans of garbanzo beans (obviously drain the water),
one avocado,
couple heirloom tomatoes because they taste way better than genetic clones,
slice one jalapeŮo,
diced Mexican green onions or just green onions,
chop up some mozzarella.

Mix it all up in a big bowl and pour on some olive oil and balsamic vinegar plus a lil salt n pepper

Healthy tastes good and takes less than five minutes
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: HeadInLionsMouth on July 17, 2016, 06:37:47 PM
As a joke, I tweeted, "It is with great reluctance and little fanfare that I declare this, "The Summer of Vegetables". After some reflection, it didn't seem like a bad idea.  I'm usually pretty good about eating greens, but I figured I'd try and double the amount of vegetables I eat, and in turn cut back on some less healthy food choices.

It's been great so far, except the insane amount of gas the veggies give me...
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on July 17, 2016, 10:33:54 PM
yea, gass can be problematic. however, I found out that just a few types of pulses are to blame so I cut substituted them with some others
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: spungo on July 18, 2016, 05:59:31 AM
I'm 41 years old. Bikram yoga, Pilates, eat right, no soda.  I just keep telling myself how ugly and out of shape I am so I can consistently shame myself into being healthy.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ice nine on July 18, 2016, 12:36:10 PM
i dropped 75 lbs last year, probably a bit too quickly but i've managed to keep it off for almost a year now. full diet change and just skating as much as possible, lots of parking garage sessions all winter long helped a lot. obv helped skating a lot too. i was at my worst/heaviest in my life and now am at my best, which is still a low level but it keeps skating fun for me.

started lifting weights about 6 months ago, mostly upper body, and trying to still skate as much as possible. diet isnt as strict anymore, i usually do good about 5 days a week and then eat whatever i want on the weekeneds. i've kinda plateaued but im happy like this and i know i cant really keep it up if i add more exercise or have a stricter diet. i prolly need more core excercises and to burn more calories but i dont really have the time or willpower to add running to my schedule. idk if lifting has really helped my skating but i dont worry as much about slamming hard, and i dont get as sore after skating or filming all day.


my gf is super good cook and has a high metabolism so it makes it hard to eat healthy when im with her, but its not really a problem. eat lots of yogurt, cottage cheese, granola and i love just straight spinach/arugula/char/kale, i just eat it straight out of the bag every day. only drink every few weeks too, and then its usually wine or gin, rather than beer.

also going from smokign weed a few times a day to quitting outright helped in a lot of ways, mainly in feeling motivated to get exercise/work out.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 18, 2016, 07:15:45 PM
omfg dude, I was eating mad dates a cpl years ago, then got one that was filled with this greenish black fluffy mould, so fucking gross it into it and a puff of the spores all flew in my face and everywhere, including my mouth, really fucked up taste that's hard to describe. Don't think I have had one since.

Dude :-\ I actually had to use your story as an excuse to go for a skate and "touch wood" after I read it. I pray that I never ever encounter that as I fucking love dates!!!

***
Okay I'm really digging this thread but can we talk about some exercise(s) that actually helped with your skating? Of course yoga is gunna help (remember Matt Field? Dude was bendy as fuck) but what else are you doing to get those shitfties boned to the max?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: perverted super otaku! on July 18, 2016, 07:31:54 PM
omfg dude, I was eating mad dates a cpl years ago, then got one that was filled with this greenish black fluffy mould, so fucking gross it into it and a puff of the spores all flew in my face and everywhere, including my mouth, really fucked up taste that's hard to describe. Don't think I have had one since.

Dude :-\ I actually had to use your story as an excuse to go for a skate and "touch wood" after I read it. I pray that I never ever encounter that as I fucking love dates!!!

***
Okay I'm really digging this thread but can we talk about some exercise(s) that actually helped with your skating? Of course yoga is gunna help (remember Matt Field? Dude was bendy as fuck) but what else are you doing to get those shitfties boned to the max?
Yeah it was gross as fuck, if i can offer any advice, take the seed out with your fingers first, might be a bit messier, but man biting into one with that mould on the inside is not fun. It's not a super uncommon thing either.

Push-ups have definitely helped my skating in all respects I think. Not super sure on good form or whatever but i do them on my knuckles with a far spread
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: botefdunn on July 19, 2016, 11:42:13 AM
You can find this easily in used bookstores, anyone interested in a subjective, but science-based look at what a healthy human diet is, should check it out. It is not a particularly good cookbook, but it is the only nutrition book I have ever appreciated, and it actually prompted me to make some changes in the way I eat.

(http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347595463l/104535.jpg)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ungzilla on July 19, 2016, 12:24:46 PM
A few years ago I was up around in the 230 or 240 lb range, and put my back out tying my shoes, obviously, fuck that. Muscle strain or minor slipped disc, my doctor and physical therapist didn't agree, I don't know what it ended up being. But that was impetus for losing weight, as I was basically crippled for like 2 weeks after that. When I recovered, I bought a trainer for my road bike and plopped it in front of my computer monitor and watched skate video playlists for an hour a day, and mixed it up with body weight exercises ("be your own gym" is a good compendium of such, but I'm sure plenty are available on the internet). It was boring and hard to keep up the routine.

I made a conservative estimate of my caloric intakes and shot for being 500 under each day (on average, I tried to have days where I was further under, and other days where I'd be slightly over, I don't know why, I just read that it was a thing to do).

I got down to 175 or so that way, and stayed there for a long time without too much difficulty. This past February I had creeped back up to 200, and that spurred me into diet mode again, and have made longer term/better changes or possibly more effective changes that are easier to maintain, not sure. But down to 155 now, also the most fit I've ever been in my whole life, high school included. I still keep track of all calories, but now in an excel spreadsheet, and weigh-in a couple times a week.

Changes to diet: no soda at all ever. Buy seltzer if you want the fizz (which I do). Lots of fruit, eggs, pack a lunch. I could honestly eat healthier, I still have a wicked sweet tooth that occasionally needs to be sated. Oh and I pretty much entirely avoid beer now, not more than a couple a month I reckon.

Workout: I have no rhyme or reason here, I don't know shit, but I do a lot of body weight exercises still: pull-ups of various types, pushups of various types, sit-ups of various types, planks, supermans, squats, lunges, etc. I don't own any free weights because I don't want to own shit. I bike everywhere, to and from work everyday (8 miles minimum a day, which isn't much really), any errands I have to do that can be done on bike, I'll do on bike. I bike to and from places hard, I like to get a sweat going and I have that Strava app running so I can keep track of mileage, and setting personal records on various segments is at least kinda rewarding. Lastly I skate as much as possible. If not feeling skating I'll go for a hike or a bike ride, but I've gotten to the point where if I'm not being super active I feel like a pile of trash. I've probably given myself some kind of new psychological disorder or something.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Righteous Victim on July 19, 2016, 01:55:47 PM
I think I fucked my arm doing pushups. Not muscle pain. Tendon or something below the shoulder. It doesn't hurt at all if I do nothing. I'll start doing pushups and it's fine for the first week or so but the pain comes and gets worse if I keep doing it. Anyone know what that is?

I might be doing them lopsided or something.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: spungo on August 08, 2016, 05:31:35 AM
Here's an article that came out in the local paper and online about my yoga studio.  This is what I do and there's no way I could still skateboard with my old injuries and shit without this.  Look in your town for a Bikram yoga studio too.  If you watch the video that accompanies the video that's me teaching with the tattoos.

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/health_fitness/article_d3bc7ada-5a69-11e6-bc04-f3feb1704297.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share (http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/health_fitness/article_d3bc7ada-5a69-11e6-bc04-f3feb1704297.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Baron Samedi on August 08, 2016, 02:43:24 PM
Here's an article that came out in the local paper and online about my yoga studio.  This is what I do and there's no way I could still skateboard with my old injuries and shit without this.  Look in your town for a Bikram yoga studio too.  If you watch the video that accompanies the video that's me teaching with the tattoos.

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/health_fitness/article_d3bc7ada-5a69-11e6-bc04-f3feb1704297.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share (http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/health_fitness/article_d3bc7ada-5a69-11e6-bc04-f3feb1704297.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share)
That's so rad. I need to get into this. I tried yoga when I was younger but I was too much of a spazz to sit still for it.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Squirrel Girl on August 08, 2016, 09:22:09 PM
I think I fucked my arm doing pushups. Not muscle pain. Tendon or something below the shoulder. It doesn't hurt at all if I do nothing. I'll start doing pushups and it's fine for the first week or so but the pain comes and gets worse if I keep doing it. Anyone know what that is?

I might be doing them lopsided or something.

I've experienced similar pain with a muscle in my neck. I was doing 50 pushups a day regardless of the pain, and it seemed to have sorted itself out after a month. Maybe we pulled a muscle? Either way, I'm too happy with my fitness results to suddenly stop when something hurts. I'm probably a fucking idiot, so YMMV.  :)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on August 08, 2016, 11:35:14 PM
Rotator cuff....prolly.......

Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: skateordie on August 09, 2016, 06:42:08 PM
-100 chin ups
-100 push ups
-100 squats
-100 sit ups

do this routine a few times a week and you should be good.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Righteous Victim on August 09, 2016, 06:52:34 PM
I do 150 pushups, 10 chin ups, 0 squats, and 90 lunges a day.

150 pushups hurts but I was painlessly doing 200 last year before I fucked my arm.

Is it good to do nothing for a day(s)? I'm always worried about losing progress. I'm new to this whole 'taking care of yourself' business.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ChuckRamone on August 09, 2016, 07:08:51 PM
I think I fucked my arm doing pushups. Not muscle pain. Tendon or something below the shoulder. It doesn't hurt at all if I do nothing. I'll start doing pushups and it's fine for the first week or so but the pain comes and gets worse if I keep doing it. Anyone know what that is?

I might be doing them lopsided or something.

I've experienced similar pain with a muscle in my neck. I was doing 50 pushups a day regardless of the pain, and it seemed to have sorted itself out after a month. Maybe we pulled a muscle? Either way, I'm too happy with my fitness results to suddenly stop when something hurts. I'm probably a fucking idiot, so YMMV.  :)

make sure to have good form when doing push-ups. straight back and neck. if you hang your head when doing them, it can cause neck and shoulder pain. I don't know if that helps for you guys but it's good to keep in mind.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Tracer on August 09, 2016, 07:57:02 PM
I do 150 pushups, 10 chin ups, 0 squats, and 90 lunges a day.

150 pushups hurts but I was painlessly doing 200 last year before I fucked my arm.

Is it good to do nothing for a day(s)? I'm always worried about losing progress. I'm new to this whole 'taking care of yourself' business.
You gotta start lifting pushups are for fat people at bootcamp
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Squirrel Girl on August 09, 2016, 08:04:33 PM
I do 150 pushups, 10 chin ups, 0 squats, and 90 lunges a day.

150 pushups hurts but I was painlessly doing 200 last year before I fucked my arm.

Is it good to do nothing for a day(s)? I'm always worried about losing progress. I'm new to this whole 'taking care of yourself' business.
You gotta start lifting pushups are for fat people at bootcamp

You're a fucking idiot.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on August 09, 2016, 08:06:43 PM
Portion control is something people really tend to overlook. I downloaded MyFitnessPal to start counting calories and it made it so much easier to control myself looking at my meals in terms of numbers. Plus I was very surprised to see things I thought were better for me be loaded with calories. I'm a pretty picky eater, but using it makes me much more strategic, and to be honest I didn't really change my diet too drastically. I just don't eat a ton, or at least not without burning as much out. It's easy to let them add up.


The heat and humidity have been killing me, so I need to get back on track though. Lost 15 pounds pretty easily but have been floating since.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Silky Johnson on August 09, 2016, 08:17:56 PM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: lampshade on August 10, 2016, 04:06:38 AM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.

People really overthink the fitness thing.  Just eat decent, don't do a ton of drugs, and stay moving.

For easy free things, push-ups are great, walk or bike to errands near your home instead of driving.  Even things like housework, mowing the lawn and fixing stuff is exercise.  Then you got skating, join a softball or soccer league, maybe go for a hike once in awhile, and you're set. 

The only thing I really bought for fitness was the adjustable dumbbells and a bench.  This was mostly for physical therapy purposes, but it's cool.  I have a TV and a DVD player in my basement, so I just watch an old skate video for half an hour after work and, "Press some iron." Or whatever they call it. 
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on August 10, 2016, 08:40:55 AM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.

Grab a px90 DVD from the thrift store.....

I'm not a big cross fit guy but some of the workouts are ok

https://crossfit208nampa.wordpress.com/the-girls/ (https://crossfit208nampa.wordpress.com/the-girls/)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on August 10, 2016, 09:08:41 AM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.

Grab a px90 DVD from the thrift store.....

I'm not a big cross fit guy but some of the workouts are ok

https://crossfit208nampa.wordpress.com/the-girls/ (https://crossfit208nampa.wordpress.com/the-girls/)

A couple of years ago I downloaded that p90x, ran the fitness test, and spent the next 6 months making biweekly trips to the chiropractor.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: bea! on August 10, 2016, 03:39:05 PM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.

not sure how much space you have in your house, but get a jump rope.  the best cardio workout you can do (once you reach a certain pace/skill you burn more calories then running), it also works out your back/shoulders.  There's a reason why boxers do it, builds up endurance and helps with balance/coordination.  Put a hoodie on, play the Rocky theme and you will sweat like crazy.

I'm currently reading John Joseph's "Meat is for Pussies".  Kind of hilarious and bone-headed (which is to be expected from JJ), and I'm not planning on going on a complete plant-based diet, but it has definitely got me into eating more greens/veggies, juicing, smoothies, etc.  Also has me listening to the Cro-Mags, a band I've never really cared for.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Silky Johnson on August 10, 2016, 04:14:29 PM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.

not sure how much space you have in your house, but get a jump rope.  the best cardio workout you can do (once you reach a certain pace/skill you burn more calories then running), it also works out your back/shoulders.  There's a reason why boxers do it, builds up endurance and helps with balance/coordination.  Put a hoodie on, play the Rocky theme and you will sweat like crazy.


I actually take a speed rope with me on my runs and just jump at the park where I have some extra room, my downstairs neighbors would be bummed if I was jumping around my place haha.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: layzieyez on August 10, 2016, 05:48:10 PM
I made two medicine balls that are about 25 lbs each from old basketballs found in the woods by my house and sand from home depot.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-medicine-ball/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-medicine-ball/)

I like to put one in a backpack and do pull ups.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: skateordie on August 11, 2016, 07:01:00 AM
I made two medicine balls that are about 25 lbs each from old basketballs found in the woods by my house and sand from home depot.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-medicine-ball/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-medicine-ball/)

I like to put one in a backpack and do pull ups.

how do you wear the backpack when doing pull ups - in front or back?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: layzieyez on August 11, 2016, 08:04:28 AM
I made two medicine balls that are about 25 lbs each from old basketballs found in the woods by my house and sand from home depot.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-medicine-ball/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-medicine-ball/)

I like to put one in a backpack and do pull ups.

how do you wear the backpack when doing pull ups - in front or back?
The back. I haven't tried it the other way.

Edit:
I wanted to add this for people who want to do some kettle bell workouts that already have the plates to use on these. I have these kettle bell grips and I use it mostly to do swings.

https://ironwoodyfitness.com/product/super-kettle-grips/ (https://ironwoodyfitness.com/product/super-kettle-grips/)

I also have fat gripz on my free weights to build grip strength/forearms.

http://www.fatgripz.com/ (http://www.fatgripz.com/)

There are cheaper alternatives on amazon that work just as well, too.

https://www.amazon.com/Alpha-Grips-2-5-Extreme-Dumbbell/dp/B00B6I2TS6/ref=sr_1_51?s=exercise-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1470928183&sr=1-51-spons&keywords=fat+gripz&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Alpha-Grips-2-5-Extreme-Dumbbell/dp/B00B6I2TS6/ref=sr_1_51?s=exercise-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1470928183&sr=1-51-spons&keywords=fat+gripz&psc=1)
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ADOLF SHITLER on August 11, 2016, 11:02:12 AM
i've always been active and in shape but about a year ago i started taking vitamins/supplements and i definitely notice a difference. a huge one if u drink alot is magnesium, i guess alcohol drains it in u and since i started taking it i don't get hungover nearly like i used to
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: 20matar on August 11, 2016, 12:32:37 PM
Do any of you have experience with glucosamine? I got a bottle of pills for cheap and taking it has pretty much ended my nagging knee pain. I've been taking half of the recommended dose. Somehow I think they might be just salty pills. I'd like to be sure before I end up spending cash on something that might not work at all beyond the placebo effect.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ADOLF SHITLER on August 11, 2016, 01:13:04 PM
Do any of you have experience with glucosamine? I got a bottle of pills for cheap and taking it has pretty much ended my nagging knee pain. I've been taking half of the recommended dose. Somehow I think they might be just salty pills. I'd like to be sure before I end up spending cash on something that might not work at all beyond the placebo effect.
i had a really bad injury where i had a 50% chance of walking again and started taking it cuz i figured it couldn't hurt. I did a lot of research and basically it's a placebo, but if u think it's helping u that's better than not thinking so
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: fookya on August 11, 2016, 06:33:07 PM
For those of you guys that are into stretching and post session recovery. What're some things you's recommend?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Tracer on August 11, 2016, 10:36:53 PM
For those of you guys that are into stretching and post session recovery. What're some things you's recommend?
Warm up with leg swings aka range of motion stretches. Finish with a full stretch. I am no expert on nutrition but eat something good right after skating it just feels right.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on August 11, 2016, 11:20:02 PM
For those of you guys that are into stretching and post session recovery. What're some things you's recommend?

Foam roller.....
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: layzieyez on August 12, 2016, 05:06:37 AM
I forgot to mention that you will need to step down the amount of weight you normally lift if you try using thick bars or fat gripz. You'll be surprised how weak your grip is at first and I don't want that surprise to cause injury when you suddenly drop your barbell/dumbbell.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: brycickle on August 12, 2016, 09:13:20 AM
Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.
Fit Deck. If you do the whole thing it will kick your ass. We frequently do it for PT at work.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: ciaran on August 12, 2016, 05:42:33 PM
For those of you guys that are into stretching and post session recovery. What're some things you's recommend?
High density foam roller for that good hurt.  Even plastic piping with do the trick.
Yoga/stretching as standard - hold the stretch, don't bounce in it.  It should be uncomfortable, so ease off if it starts to hurt.

Can anyone recommend some calisthenics exercises? Preferably something I could do at home.
Push ups (diamond, one arm, spiderman) , pull ups (back of the hand faces you), chin ups (palm of the hand faces you), tricep dips, burpees, use a stomach wheel, leg lifts, leg flutters, handstands against a wall, hold a hollow body position for a minute - vary the speed of all these too.  Just remember to stretch afterwards.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on August 22, 2017, 01:48:22 AM
I've been toying with a new idea in my head lately (in relation to skating as an adult with limited time): I have noticed that you get fatigued a lot sooner as you get older, which is nothing new. However, skateboarding requires an insane amount of concentration and skill, so the chance for stupid injuries increases dramatically in the "last five minutes of your session".

My solution would be the one that many are probably already using - switching to less complex tricks that still require a lot of muscle power (i.e. ollie something high, but not something you can barely clear multiple times) and/or just step of that skateboard and do squats, vertical jumps or whatever until failure (for those last five minutes).

This should lead to gains in power, stamina etc. and you should increase you fatigue threshold for the next session. I mean, it would be silly to push yourself too far and sprain your ankle when you are already hard pressed to find the time for a regular skate session.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: S. on August 22, 2017, 07:19:27 AM
All those crazy diets are really unnacessery, if you just eat reasonable well and do some exercises. Especially the low carb diets seem really just catered to Americans who are used to having refined sugars and high fructose corn sirop in all of their foods and who drink soda all day. Pasta and good bread are actually good for you if you are also active, that is if you do manual labor or do sports. Just don't be stupid and eat candy and burgers all day. I like to cook. I eat alot of pasta and rice with meat and vegetables, which I prepare myself. I used to do yoga regularly, but I have always found it to be pretty boring.
One year ago I started doing Karate twice a week. During that we also stretch a bunch and I guess it strengthens the core and makes the hips more flexible. Sometimes when my legs feel a bit stiff I will do the occasional yoga stretch video. Like this one below:

Yoga Stretch - Yoga With Adriene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF9d2Icl4fA#)

I am 32 years old and I do look pretty good when I am naked. 
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: perverted super otaku! on August 22, 2017, 09:15:26 AM
raw ginger is really good for general health, if your tired and can feel your immune system getting worn down, peel a nice chunk and throw it in a smoothie and it really does help, plus its good for digestion and many other things, highly recommend it
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: childhood on August 22, 2017, 10:49:50 AM
Getting a blender was the best thing I've done, to help me eat healthier.

Pretty much every morning I make an apple/orange/cucumber/grape/carrot smoothie, for breakfast. Might have to start adding ginger too.

It doesn't taste amazing, but it's not bad at all, and it's much easier to just drink all that stuff, rather than physically eat it.


I can also eat arugula salads, pretty much all day. I love that stuff.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on June 06, 2018, 03:51:19 PM
Does anyone use a food processor? I got one to make riced cauliflower.  Haven't made hummus yet.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 06, 2018, 05:30:21 PM
Does anyone use a food processor? I got one to make riced cauliflower.  Haven't made hummus yet.
hell yes! mainly for pesto type stuff but also to make raw sweets. Want a vitamix but am not rich enough...
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on June 07, 2018, 12:31:27 AM
I have a high quality blender, but that thing is not flexible enough - get a food processor that can switch blades, since making a smoothies is not rocket science for any food processor. I make hummus using an immersion blender - I cannot make is a smooth as a store-bought, but it is close enough and cleaning it way easier.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: JB on June 07, 2018, 06:26:14 AM
I've made hummus in mine a few times. It's good.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 07, 2018, 05:48:33 PM
yeah, the different blades thing defs helps.
got something very similar to this and it's a fucking trooper:
http://www.braunhousehold.com/nordic/all-products/food-preparation/hand-blenders/multiquick-3-hand-blender-mr320-spaghetti-0x641627771
easily 5 years old and still going strong!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on June 07, 2018, 06:15:03 PM
I never knew what tahini was, looks super easy to make.  I'm going to have to try pesto out, I am getting really bored of various salt free seasonings for chicken.

https://pinchofyum.com/5-minute-magic-green-sauce this sounds really great.

I didn't realize processors could make nut butter!  I'm going to try that out asap, I have a ton of almonds right now.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on June 07, 2018, 11:48:04 PM
hold on there buddy ... nut butter can be made in a high power blender, but it is very taxing on the blades and on the electric motor if the crushed nuts stick to the sides of the jar. I was able to make the butter twice in my 950W blender, but on my third try, the peanut goo got suck to the sides and the motor was seizing and stating to heat up/melting. It only lasted a couple of seconds, but the burning smell was there. Luckily I stopped it in time and it still work OK. But I learned my lesson and I buy peanut butter (with no additives) from the store now.

If you have the funds, then buy a Blendtec Twister Jar (https://www.blendtec.com/products/twister-jar), that will work wonders for nut butters. Anything else, I would not recommend.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 08, 2018, 12:16:40 AM
yeah, normal food processor won't do nut butter!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on June 08, 2018, 03:23:04 PM
yeah, normal food processor won't do nut butter!

FUCK.  Well, thanks for the heads up PALS
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on June 08, 2018, 11:03:31 PM
I dunno....it might....I blew out my vitamix making hummus....I think you just have to be careful and be ready to add more oil.  Obviously check the manual on your food processor....
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on June 10, 2018, 04:02:04 PM
Made the hummus, turned out pretty good.

How many people meal prep? Also, what strategies do you use to keep it from getting boring? I've been using containers that are microwavable, freezable, and dishwasher safe.  It is cheapest to buy them on amazon.  My initial efforts to meal prep yielded large portions that I would be forced to eat throughout the week. Even for foods that I really enjoy, I was getting really burnt out on eating the same thing day-in day-out. What I started to do after that, was make decent sized portions and freeze them. I would put them in my freezer and randomly organize them so it would be a complete fucking mystery as to what I would pull out. Some things don't freeze very well, for example, eggplant's consistency gets trippy when it is frozen. I also learned that it is best if you put the food in the containers and then let them cool off prior to putting the lid on top. This is because the steam will fog up the lid and obscure the view.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Baron Samedi on June 10, 2018, 05:21:21 PM
I do meal prep when I'm on my shit and being healthy. One thing I make is an indian dish called saag that me and my wife both love. Couple of pounds of kale and ruby chard reduced over a bunch of potatoes fried in ghee and then tons of  spices - an entire bulb of garlic, garam masala, cumin seeds, ginger, chili peppers, and some other shit. Lasts about 3 days or so. And then we'll often get a whole chicken and strip it and supplement with that. My other staples are sardines, hard boiled eggs, avocadoes, nuts and fruit. Maybe some whole kale leaves. The last stuff is all just easy to throw into a lunch with no prep.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: iKobrakai on June 11, 2018, 01:42:55 AM
I do meal prep when I'm on my shit and being healthy. One thing I make is an indian dish called saag that me and my wife both love. Couple of pounds of kale and ruby chard reduced over a bunch of potatoes fried in ghee and then tons of  spices - an entire bulb of garlic, garam masala, cumin seeds, ginger, chili peppers, and some other shit. Lasts about 3 days or so. And then we'll often get a whole chicken and strip it and supplement with that. My other staples are sardines, hard boiled eggs, avocadoes, nuts and fruit. Maybe some whole kale leaves. The last stuff is all just easy to throw into a lunch with no prep.

Yes. Meal prep is the only reasonable solution in the long run, if you have a job and don't want to spend your life in the kitchen.

I started doing more shit in the oven. A couple of pounds of fish/chicken + veggies in tomato sauce and boiled rice, 5 lunches done in like 25 minutes.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on June 11, 2018, 02:30:55 PM
I maybe mentioned this but it works for me....snacks: Apple, Banana, Granola bar repeat....just keep doing it.  The reason why it works is it somewhat satisfies you but it's not good that you eat like a whole bushel of bananas in a seating....works with oranges too.

I'd say the deal is you work on stuff that freezes ie. curry, pasta sauce, you eat it for three days then you freeze the rest.  Then you rotate in what you have already froze prior or mid week you can have your easier dishes....

Breakfast: oatmeal/over night oats/smoothie Lunch: big salad or leftovers/freezer

Try and have fillers around : rice (get a rice cooker), pasta/zoodles, quinoa, salad, popcorn (snack), protein powder

I follow a bunch of shit on insta.

I'm big on don't bring bad shit in the house....

This week I did breakfast for dinner w chick pea scramble, then made a bunch of pesto w. garlic scapes, served w zoodles.



Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Baron Samedi on June 11, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
I maybe mentioned this but it works for me....snacks: Apple, Banana, Granola bar repeat....just keep doing it.  The reason why it works is it somewhat satisfies you but it's not good that you eat like a whole bushel of bananas in a seating....works with oranges too.

I'd say the deal is you work on stuff that freezes ie. curry, pasta sauce, you eat it for three days then you freeze the rest.  Then you rotate in what you have already froze prior or mid week you can have your easier dishes....

Breakfast: oatmeal/over night oats/smoothie Lunch: big salad or leftovers/freezer

Try and have fillers around : rice (get a rice cooker), pasta/zoodles, quinoa, salad, popcorn (snack), protein powder

I follow a bunch of shit on insta.

I'm big on don't bring bad shit in the house....

This week I did breakfast for dinner w chick pea scramble, then made a bunch of pesto w. garlic scapes, served w zoodles.
who do you follow on IG?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: j....soy..... on June 11, 2018, 02:58:42 PM
thugkitchen, veganricha, bestofvegan, minimalistbaker, ohsheglows

The last two I just check their blogs.....which are painful. 

If you got any lemme know.  I do the cooking, wife does the cleaning.....

Back to your food processor.....if you have a chance get a vitamix....it's just easier to clean.  Kinda does different things, but you can leave it on the counter. 
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on June 11, 2018, 04:31:38 PM
thugkitchen, veganricha, bestofvegan, minimalistbaker, ohsheglows

The last two I just check their blogs.....which are painful. 

If you got any lemme know.  I do the cooking, wife does the cleaning.....

Back to your food processor.....if you have a chance get a vitamix....it's just easier to clean.  Kinda does different things, but you can leave it on the counter.

Meal prep daily I just started following.  Doesn't look like they are vegan, but sometimes just seeing photos of meal prep combos is enough to inspire alterations to get out of a cooking rut. 

What a trooper, I would be so psyched if I had a wife that let me cook and she would do the cleaning!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 11, 2018, 05:21:41 PM
minimalist baker is the shit!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on June 13, 2018, 01:44:33 AM
I've just been getting into regular exercising to up my core and upper body strength etc. and my workout routine has been as follows: cycle up a nearby hill in a city park, lock my bicycle, do a few running laps with a low gradient downhill section (protect the knees) and a steep uphill section, running in circles really. The top of the hill has an outdoor fitness station for street workout and I do pull-ups etc. Once I get fatigued enough I just cycle downhill and home (again, protecting the knees, not running downhill towards home).

I am thinking of upgrading my routine by cycling the round running section and running uphill with my bicycle on my shoulders. Protecting my knees even more (running uphill exclusively) and saving time, as I will be descending far quicker, which will enable me to do more reps for the uphill running section (with the weight of the bike, no less), when I develop the muscles and stamina to do it.

I cannot find anything on the internet of anyone doing such laps for training, but I fail to see any problem with this workout program. Does anyone have any precaution suggestions?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: S. on June 13, 2018, 07:47:23 AM
I just finished this Yoga challenge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii-Qj5-jsdg

It is mostly easy core, balance, strecthing and breathing exercises and each exercise is between 15 and 40 minutes long. You are supposed to do one video a day for 30 days. I did that in the beginning, but I noticed that it started to really change the flexibility of my body and if I skated after an exercise sometimes my balance was really off and I started to get really sore in places I had never been sore before. I guess that is from being able to bend down differently and doing movements while skating that weren't possible before. That made me decide to only do these exercises on the days that I am not skating or to do them after the skate sessions. It took me about 6 weeks to finish all the exercises. I started to notice that it changed my body awareness while skating quite a bit. I feel my body more intensely and I am more aware of the way I am moving now than before the exercises. Feels kind of weird, but good. I will take a break from it now and then I will start another one of these video challenges.
I kind of hate doing yoga, but I know how good it is for me so I force myself to do it. It got much easier once I was used to it.

Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 17, 2018, 07:42:32 PM
skated Thursday and Saturday, went to the gym on Friday and did martial arts training yesterday so you can imagine what my body feels like at the moment.
Thanks for the yoga challenge S., I do yoga most mornings at home but seem to have little progression in my overall flexibility. It's not that I'm stiff per se, it's just that I never get really flexy/ bendy. Sitting in a chair at work all day probably doesn't help though...
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: noninjasinstreetfighter on August 07, 2018, 06:21:07 PM
Any of you take multivitamins? I recall hearing that they donít really do much, and I understand you can get needed nutrients from certain foods.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHWVZBF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=nutrition-best-multivitamin-for-men-20&linkId=f6d11a8e515a3dba6e82c60602202c3e#immersive-view_1533689195919
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 08, 2018, 06:09:04 PM
I just finished this Yoga challenge:
So as I mentioned I do yoga most mornings and decided to do this challenge too as my routine was kinda getting stale. Ended up doing the 30 days in just over a month as I had some ink down somewhere in the mix.
She's kinda cheesy but she does bridge the gap between total hippy yoga and corporate power yoga quite well. By that I mean she can get concepts across without sounding like she's too fruity for regular people to understand. And yes, I felt her classes did change my perspective/ awareness on how I move. Wasn't too sore but overall I liked it! Cheers for the recommendation.




Any of you take multivitamins?
I take b12 for obvious reasons and while I do have a multivitamin in the cupboard, I probably only take it one once every fortnight or so. Yes, you can get the majority of your vitamins from food but you do need to be a bit of scientist to make sure you're getting all the minerals etc. too so I just pop one everyone once in a while as "insurance"
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: augustmoon on August 08, 2018, 08:56:45 PM
i recently joined a pool and started swimming laps.  its kicking my ass.  i'm trying to go every other day for an hour or two, and so far I've been pretty consistent with it.  Any other swimmers here with any pointers?  I was on a swim team when I was a kid, but it's been at least 25 years since i've swam laps like this.  I feel like the 40 year old kook that shows up at the skatepark on a sword and skull reissue and full pads. 
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on August 08, 2018, 09:01:59 PM
i recently joined a pool and started swimming laps.  its kicking my ass.  i'm trying to go every other day for an hour or two, and so far I've been pretty consistent with it.  Any other swimmers here with any pointers?  I was on a swim team when I was a kid, but it's been at least 25 years since i've swam laps like this.  I feel like the 40 year old kook that shows up at the skatepark on a sword and skull reissue and full pads.

Pee. JUST PEE.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: augustmoon on August 08, 2018, 09:08:38 PM
just gonna float on my back and let the power of my stream propel me 50 meters down the lane
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: pugmaster on August 08, 2018, 09:53:21 PM
just gonna float on my back and let the power of my stream propel me 50 meters down the lane

and it will. TRUST ME.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Xen on August 09, 2018, 10:45:04 AM
I've been a gym rat since '09, I'm ripped but not bulky @176lbs avg. heaviest was 180lbs and that was a struggle to gain and keep it (skating fast =lots burn and I am very active). I resist the urge to grind out cardio, on cardio days when it's part of the routine no more than 30min. I'm thin framed/always been thin.

If you are serious about getting in shape, go to your Dr. for a physical and bloodwork to check your levels.

Gym = 7 days a week - varying routines, some weeks heavy/low reps, some weeks lightweight/hi reps, dropsets, pyramids - every week is different to keep me from getting bored and the muscles from used to the same old shit; some weeks it's two body parts per day (chest/back for e.g. push pull, bis/tris, shoulders/legs., etc) to get two days per week per part, other weeks it's one part per day. Weight day/cardio day/weights/cardio/etc.

Almost always do supersets and very little rest between; I can get in two full sets for two body parts vs. random gym guy doing one set of 10reps with 60sec rests (last back/chest day I did heavy decline close grip bench with deadlifts supersets).

Currently, I am on a 10min cardio before and after workout routine. Either rowing or bike.

Abs and calves twice per week.

Lots and lots and lots of water.

I don't count calories/macros.

I try and keep my gym time under 40min; get in, get it done, get out. I don't check my phone (unless I have work I need to handle); usually between sets if I need a break I'm thinking about the next set.

Mind muscle connection: think about what muscle needs to work, squeeze that fucker at the peak.

No booze, dairy or white bread. Tho this summer I picked up beer again off and, it's hot. I'll carb up some weeks tho just because bread is delicious.

B12 shots (prescription from my doc) as I can't absorb b12 well (bloodwork found this out)
Vitamin D supps
Fish oil supps
L-Glutamine
BCAAs
Brotein Powder
Coffee/green Tea or caffine pills

I eat a lot. Every two hours. More if I'm trying to gain or If I'm burning too much. Body needs fuel.

Basic BroDiet: Chicken, Brown Rice, Eggs (fuckton of eggs), Greens and veggies, grapefruit, apples, tomatoes, whatever

Plus: Quinoa, Avocado, Bacon, Butter, Ezekiel sprout bread, pasta/bean salads, cider vineager, whatever else I want to eat. If I eat Pizza, Icecream, whatever I just work out extra hard that week.

Yoga, usually every morning, basic stretching to keep loose; been pretty bad of late, need to not be, I can tell I'm not as loose.

Again, lots and lots and lots and lots of water. Your piss should be the color of straw, not clear and not deep yellow.

I've an inversion table it's the lowerback gift from the gods.

Weekends it's everything, and I work my ass off: Get my ass up early and go for a hike, go home and fuel up then I'll bike to the beach to workout using the pull-up bars (also leg lifts), and traveling rings depending on workout day (can't do rings then hit the gym for shoulders, etc.) and bring jump rope for HIT between sets. Layout and get some VitaD, mingle. Go Home and fuel up and chill/game/nap for an hour or two. Go to the gym. Go home, rest up then go skate at the park (unless it's leg day). I try and get in as much night park skating as I can after work and gym (park is only a couple blocks away).

Rest.

I burn at both ends probably too much (especially if I want to gain) but without proper rest, you won't get your brogainz and you WILL be tired.

It's hard to balance it all with a career, kids, skating, etc., and I'm sure if I didn't workout I could skate more!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: beatifk on August 22, 2018, 02:26:05 AM
I am old and I spend most of my days at work standing and I'm finding more and more recently that my legs at the end of the day when I want to go for a short skate are so stiff and useless that it takes me an hour to warm up and then I need to go home to go to bed so I can get up early the next day. I also have knee problems from an injury, but that knee is probably at 95-99% depending on the day, so I think that's not my biggest problem. I also have a very old back injury which has limited my flexibility for most of my life.

Is there some day to day things I need to do to prevent this stiffness?

I've tried yoga in the past and it really isn't for me, but oddly enough, when I used to go to the gym I got some free pilates classes from my trainer and I liked it a lot. Will that do the same sort of flexibility stuff as yoga? Anyone do pilates here? Any youtube channel or something that I should look at for good routines?

I stretch before I skate and when it's not so hot I'll do 8-10 mins of jumprope to warm up, but if there's something I can do not immediately before skating that would be great as well.

I love cycling, but only have time to get out on the weekends really. I've thought about cycling each morning 10k or something would help, so I may start doing that.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on August 22, 2018, 07:17:45 AM
  H2o ,Colored sea salt, cucumbers in hummous, smoked fish with yougurt, chicken with yogurt, chicken with hummous, nuts, raw spinach,   - you don't have to cook any of this shit.  They sell cooked chicken at the grocery store.    (smaller portions, statistically will prolong your life also less fruit-more vegetables is good)
  -Replace the sugars in your diet with party drugs (just a sprinkle)- 
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on August 22, 2018, 07:23:57 AM
beatifk, sorry I don't have concrete advice, but rest assured there are some people who do here, not just some idiot trolls like the guy above

are you doing static stretching or dynamic before the session? nick dompiere made a nice video for dynamic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDp3l1C93w0

I usually ride up to a spot on my skateboard or bike, so I am already a bit warmed up, but I do dynamic stretching if I feel stiff
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: beatifk on August 22, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
I mostly do like...

Grab my ankle and pull my foot toward my ass, bend over and touch my toes, crouch down like a baseball catcher, etc...

So these ones will be a good addition probably.

And I always skate to the "spot" (mostly a parking lot with some curbs, haha) since I don't have a car.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: noninjasinstreetfighter on August 30, 2018, 12:44:54 PM
Hereís a weird one. Putting my kid in her car seat, carrying her when she was younger, slouching, and ultimately getting older, Iíve developed slight lower back pain and a weaker core. Do you engage your core all day to prevent slouch and just maintain it regularly? I do engage during certain moves at work, but what about all day? Read both sides on yes and no. Apparently it could fuck with your breathing. No idea.

I do workout and do core exercises, Iím just curious on to how to go about it. I donít recall doing so in my early 20s, but my core also wasnít weak. Thanks
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Pigeon on August 30, 2018, 01:53:04 PM
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Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Baron Samedi on August 30, 2018, 01:54:33 PM
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whole foods seems pretty evil but props to neen for figuring out life beyond skating and promoting a healthy lifestyle. glad he's getting paid to not be a pile.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 30, 2018, 05:47:49 PM
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whole foods seems pretty evil but props to neen for figuring out life beyond skating and promoting a healthy lifestyle. glad he's getting paid to not be a pile.
this! current Neen is my fav Neen
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: KoRnholio8 on August 30, 2018, 11:58:54 PM
Hereís a weird one. Putting my kid in her car seat, carrying her when she was younger, slouching, and ultimately getting older, Iíve developed slight lower back pain and a weaker core. Do you engage your core all day to prevent slouch and just maintain it regularly? I do engage during certain moves at work, but what about all day? Read both sides on yes and no. Apparently it could fuck with your breathing. No idea.

I do workout and do core exercises, Iím just curious on to how to go about it. I donít recall doing so in my early 20s, but my core also wasnít weak. Thanks

After you are fatigued after a skate session, find some stairs and do as many sets of sprinting up them as you can (two at a time). Also box-jumping the stairs (three at a time) back-to-back until the top on both feet or one foot will have your core aching if you push yourself hard enough.
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: FROTHY on August 31, 2018, 12:51:25 PM
I do meal prep when I'm on my shit and being healthy. One thing I make is an indian dish called saag that me and my wife both love. Couple of pounds of kale and ruby chard reduced over a bunch of potatoes fried in ghee and then tons of  spices - an entire bulb of garlic, garam masala, cumin seeds, ginger, chili peppers, and some other shit. Lasts about 3 days or so. And then we'll often get a whole chicken and strip it and supplement with that. My other staples are sardines, hard boiled eggs, avocadoes, nuts and fruit. Maybe some whole kale leaves. The last stuff is all just easy to throw into a lunch with no prep.

Yes. Meal prep is the only reasonable solution in the long run, if you have a job and don't want to spend your life in the kitchen.

I started doing more shit in the oven. A couple of pounds of fish/chicken + veggies in tomato sauce and boiled rice, 5 lunches done in like 25 minutes.

So you heat-up seafood at work?
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: Betaphenylethylalamine on August 31, 2018, 07:28:45 PM
I do meal prep when I'm on my shit and being healthy. One thing I make is an indian dish called saag that me and my wife both love. Couple of pounds of kale and ruby chard reduced over a bunch of potatoes fried in ghee and then tons of  spices - an entire bulb of garlic, garam masala, cumin seeds, ginger, chili peppers, and some other shit. Lasts about 3 days or so. And then we'll often get a whole chicken and strip it and supplement with that. My other staples are sardines, hard boiled eggs, avocadoes, nuts and fruit. Maybe some whole kale leaves. The last stuff is all just easy to throw into a lunch with no prep.

Yes. Meal prep is the only reasonable solution in the long run, if you have a job and don't want to spend your life in the kitchen.

I started doing more shit in the oven. A couple of pounds of fish/chicken + veggies in tomato sauce and boiled rice, 5 lunches done in like 25 minutes.

So you heat-up seafood at work?

Why not?

Oh....your that bitch
Title: Re: Fitness thread / Healthy recipes
Post by: iKobrakai on August 31, 2018, 11:07:43 PM
I do meal prep when I'm on my shit and being healthy. One thing I make is an indian dish called saag that me and my wife both love. Couple of pounds of kale and ruby chard reduced over a bunch of potatoes fried in ghee and then tons of  spices - an entire bulb of garlic, garam masala, cumin seeds, ginger, chili peppers, and some other shit. Lasts about 3 days or so. And then we'll often get a whole chicken and strip it and supplement with that. My other staples are sardines, hard boiled eggs, avocadoes, nuts and fruit. Maybe some whole kale leaves. The last stuff is all just easy to throw into a lunch with no prep.

Yes. Meal prep is the only reasonable solution in the long run, if you have a job and don't want to spend your life in the kitchen.

I started doing more shit in the oven. A couple of pounds of fish/chicken + veggies in tomato sauce and boiled rice, 5 lunches done in like 25 minutes.

So you heat-up seafood at work?

Why not?

Oh....your that bitch

It's pangasius. White fish with almost no typical fishy smell. Indian dudes from IT are heating up their food and it is no problem. Also, the place is designed for a couple of hundred people.