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How healthy and happy are you?

Super healthy = Could trial for the Raiders
3
6%
Moderately healthy = I've got a six pack or at least I am trying to
18
38%
Slightly healthy = I eat junk and healthy stuff but I do walk (sometimes)
11
23%
Unhealthy = The only six pack I've got is for drinking
14
29%
Extremely unhealthy = Just don't ask
2
4%
 
Total votes: 48

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » August 25, 2018, 11:59 am

Would you recommend physio straight away or rest and recovery for a few months, then physio?
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » August 25, 2018, 12:16 pm

I'd go see what a physio has to say. If you leave it, you will decondition and the recovery will be longer, harder and less successful. They'd likely give you some gentle range of motion and strengthening exercises.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Manchild » August 25, 2018, 5:01 pm

I did my meniscus when i was a teenager and had to wait until I was 18 to get surgery. My knee used to lock in either the straight position or bent and i couldnt move it for days.

The first surgery I got was to pin the cartilage together and hoped it healed together. Well that failed and it tore again within days by doing barely anything.

Next surgery they just cut the chunk of cartilage out. My knee still has problems to this day some 20 years later.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by dubby » August 25, 2018, 5:16 pm

I have femoroacetabular acetabular impingement in my hip. My doc has avoided arthroscopy, stating he will only recommend that until every other avenue has been explored. Reckons I'm too young for any kind of hip surgery, and that more doctors are not racing into arthroscopic surgery in these cases

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » September 2, 2018, 3:12 pm

Had my first physio appointment on Thursday and it went well. He gave me some stretches to do, daily, to stretch & strengthen the muscles around the knee. Quad, calf and glute stretches and some single leg squats. Then he did a quick thigh massage to get rid of a few nasty knots and then a heat pack. He seemed confident that I'd be running again in a few months - he'd had a similar injury a few years ago and he regularly does 10 - 15 km runs and cycles a lot. So that was reassuring.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 3, 2018, 6:13 am

That’s great news!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » September 10, 2018, 6:46 pm

Few months is a great deal, gerg. Take it as a good break off running. Enjoy it.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 11, 2018, 8:12 am

And think of it this way Gerg - its spring, and you cant run. Its the perfect excuse to get on the bike!!!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » September 12, 2018, 7:31 pm

The magpies will love having me back on the bike. I have another physio appointment tomorrow and the stretches/exercises have been going well so far.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 15, 2018, 12:53 pm

Sydney marathon tomorrow!

I’ll be running this one on short notice to help raise money for a friends family, who have just been rocked by the dignaosis of aggressive breast cancer. Kitty, my fiends wife, has been training for a year for this, to celebrate her 42nd birthday with her first marathon. She was diagnosed 2 weeks ago, will still attempt the run tomorrow, and go for surgery to remove the cancer on Wednesday. She’s an amazing woman!

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Post by Coastalraider » September 15, 2018, 12:56 pm

If anyone has a spare$ and feels generous, feel free to donate 😊

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » October 5, 2018, 12:55 am

How did you, Nick?

Nothing like a short notice marathon.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » October 5, 2018, 1:29 pm

EJ wrote:
October 5, 2018, 12:55 am
How did you, Nick?

Nothing like a short notice marathon.

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Hey mate,

I realised pretty early that I didnt have a great 42k in me, so ran hard to 30k, then backed off and enjoyed the sunshine. Used it as a long training day with aid stations! Ive started using a coach, and I tried a few different nutritional things as well which was great to validate at race pace before ironman next year - still ran a 10 minute PB. That says more about my other marathons than anything though...

Are you doing Spartan this weekend?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » October 6, 2018, 11:52 pm

Lol ran hard for 30km. Ok so you're in good shape. That's great to hear mate.

Yeah I did Spartan today. It was at a new venue which was pretty disappointing. Much flatter and and course measured short by most accounts. Plus it was a very weak field. Sydney Spartans are traditionally the toughest course and most competitive field in the country, so yeah a bit disappointing.

But still good racing for me and I'm essentially using it as a training run for World's Toughest Mudder in a month.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » October 7, 2018, 6:28 am

I had three weeks of holidays sitting on my ****, eating twice as usual and having a few beers everyday. Unsurprisingly I came back heavier, slower and more unfit. I'm the wrong side of 40 now and notice that every time I lose a bit of fitness, it's really difficult to get back

Still I'm still on track to complete my goal for the year - one race 10km or more per month. Last week I did a 25km trail run
I did better than I thought I would given how much training I'd done, but man was I sore afterwards.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » October 7, 2018, 1:58 pm

Wow, that's a lot of racing, Doc. Nice one.

You should take confidence that many endurance athletes keep performing very well well into their 40s.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » October 7, 2018, 3:04 pm

EJ wrote:Wow, that's a lot of racing, Doc. Nice one.

You should take confidence that many endurance athletes keep performing very well well into their 40s.

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Haha. I still feel great. There are just little reminders here and there that my fitness wasn't what it was 2-3 years ago and is unlikely to ever be. My crap diet doesn't help. I'm about 6kg heavier than this time last year
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » October 10, 2018, 10:52 am

EJ wrote:
October 6, 2018, 11:52 pm
Lol ran hard for 30km. Ok so you're in good shape. That's great to hear mate.

Yeah I did Spartan today. It was at a new venue which was pretty disappointing. Much flatter and and course measured short by most accounts. Plus it was a very weak field. Sydney Spartans are traditionally the toughest course and most competitive field in the country, so yeah a bit disappointing.

But still good racing for me and I'm essentially using it as a training run for World's Toughest Mudder in a month.

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Sounds like a fiar day out, even if it was a dissapointing course and field.

Where is Worlds Toughest mudder this year?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Brewdle » October 22, 2018, 5:06 pm

Been about 4 years since I left the public service, dropped about 60 kilos , 5 or 6 sizes, been actively trying to drop it the last 12 months. Pretty pleased!

I got gifted a Roos jersey for my 40th, it had never fit me, been hanging in the cupboard for 10 years, I wore it comfortably to watch the Test Saturday


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Re: Health and fitness

Post by T_R » October 22, 2018, 8:00 pm


Brewdle wrote:Been about 4 years since I left the public service, dropped about 60 kilos , 5 or 6 sizes, been actively trying to drop it the last 12 months. Pretty pleased!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Schifty » October 22, 2018, 9:31 pm

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October 22, 2018, 5:06 pm
Been about 4 years since I left the public service, dropped about 60 kilos , 5 or 6 sizes, been actively trying to drop it the last 12 months. Pretty pleased!

I got gifted a Roos jersey for my 40th, it had never fit me, been hanging in the cupboard for 10 years, I wore it comfortably to watch the Test Saturday Image


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That's an amazing effort :o

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » October 23, 2018, 7:07 am

Great work Brewdle!!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Brewdle » October 29, 2018, 8:27 am

Cheers


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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » November 4, 2018, 8:19 pm

EJ, when is worlds toughest Mudder?

Does anyone else have any game goals this summer??

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by KingDynamite » November 7, 2018, 6:03 pm

I’ve really enjoyed reading this thread but haven’t been particularly active. I decided to join up for Movember TY and committed to running the 60ks over the month.

Did my first ParkRun and longest run in over 5 years last Saturday. I managed to get through the 5ks in 42 minutes which I was actually happy with.

I am keen to do this every week and see how I do. I’m also running another two times per week (2-3ks). As I drop some weight and get fitter I would love to complete a 10ker in the near future.

I’ll keep you guys posted with how I go!

I really enjoy reading your stories about the various things you all do, it’s great and keep it up!
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » November 7, 2018, 8:03 pm

Good work KD. Parkrun is a great way to get back into it.

On another note I had my ingrown toenail resected on the weekend and now the toe is looking infected. I've got a 25km trail run on Sunday
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » November 8, 2018, 2:44 pm

KingDynamite wrote:
November 7, 2018, 6:03 pm
I’ve really enjoyed reading this thread but haven’t been particularly active. I decided to join up for Movember TY and committed to running the 60ks over the month.

Did my first ParkRun and longest run in over 5 years last Saturday. I managed to get through the 5ks in 42 minutes which I was actually happy with.

I am keen to do this every week and see how I do. I’m also running another two times per week (2-3ks). As I drop some weight and get fitter I would love to complete a 10ker in the near future.

I’ll keep you guys posted with how I go!

I really enjoy reading your stories about the various things you all do, it’s great and keep it up!
Mate the hard part is starting.

Well done, and keep us updated!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by KingDynamite » November 10, 2018, 12:10 pm

Crazy morning, woken up by the 4 month old at 4am she covered myself and the wife in vomit and didn’t go back to sleep at all. Still I refused to miss ParkRun and packed the 18 month old and the 6yo in the car and thought I might just walk with the pram.

Well, I couldn’t get the pram straps to work (I spent 25 minutes on them!) so I missed park run and took the two boys to the park instead.

Still I had to go for my run. Got the youngest boy to bed and took the eldest out for a run. We did 5ks (my first not in an event type setting) it was much harder than the ParkRun course (trails, across roads etc). My time was slightly worse that lasts weeks PR at 43 minutes. Happy I got it done though. Will be stepping up my mid week runs this week too!
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » November 10, 2018, 1:32 pm

Well done. I think they suggest about a 10% increase in distance per week. Don't worry too much about your times just try and enjoy the experience. Trail running is a great way to get the best out of running.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Bigcheese » November 11, 2018, 6:33 am

Does anyone here take or teach TaeKwonDo? Would like to start? Or have kids between the ages of 6 and 16 who’d like to learn?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » November 13, 2018, 5:45 pm

gergreg wrote:
November 10, 2018, 1:32 pm
Well done. I think they suggest about a 10% increase in distance per week. Don't worry too much about your times just try and enjoy the experience. Trail running is a great way to get the best out of running.

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Mate you’re back on the bike!!!!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by KingDynamite » November 13, 2018, 6:34 pm

Struggling through some runners knee at the moment. Any tips?
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » November 13, 2018, 7:40 pm

KingDynamite wrote:
November 13, 2018, 6:34 pm
Struggling through some runners knee at the moment. Any tips?
Without knowing any specifics you generally get injuries by either adding distance before the body is ready to cope, or not recovering properly from the kms you are doing.

Are you doing anything to warm up before, and more importantly, are you stretching or foam rolling to loosen up the inevitable tightness??

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » November 13, 2018, 8:20 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
gergreg wrote:
November 10, 2018, 1:32 pm
Well done. I think they suggest about a 10% increase in distance per week. Don't worry too much about your times just try and enjoy the experience. Trail running is a great way to get the best out of running.

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Mate you’re back on the bike!!!!
Yes. A bit unfit but great to be doing some activity. Hopefully it also helps to strengthen the knee/muscles and hopefully back running again soon.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » November 13, 2018, 8:21 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
KingDynamite wrote:
November 13, 2018, 6:34 pm
Struggling through some runners knee at the moment. Any tips?
Without knowing any specifics you generally get injuries by either adding distance before the body is ready to cope, or not recovering properly from the kms you are doing.

Are you doing anything to warm up before, and more importantly, are you stretching or foam rolling to loosen up the inevitable tightness??
Agree with CR. Provide a bit more info and somebody might be able to help. Doc?

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