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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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Coastalraider
Brett Mullins
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » January 13, 2019, 1:25 pm

gergreg wrote:
January 11, 2019, 7:23 pm
Coastalraider wrote:Saw you are back on the bike Greg, hows it feeling??
Did 40k when it was probably a little too hot and didn't carry enough water. Knee felt pretty good though. I'm going for a lap of stromlo this w/e which should be fun. I had planned on doing a little running over the Christmas break but another few months can't hurt (waistline excepted).

What are your goals this year? You pushing for Kona?

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Glad to hear the knee is holding up ok, make sure you get some strength back before smashing into the running again!

No to Kona for me, I don’t see myself as ever getting quick enough for that. Unless you can finish top 5 you dont really have a chance, and then you would need rilldown anyway, as there are usually on 2-3 spots per age group at each event.

I’m doing Port Macquarie Ironman again, I have a coach now, so will be aiming to go a bit quicker than last year.

Depending on how I pull up physically (and mentally!) after Ironman, I’m toying with the idea of trying to qualify for the Aussie team at the ITU world long course champs. That’s a little easier than Kona.

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Dr Zaius
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » January 13, 2019, 4:22 pm

gergreg wrote:Doc may have an opinion? But I was told that Osteopaths are a good alternative to chiros.

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They're kind of a mix of chiros and physios. There are some good ones and some bad ones. There is a bit of a tendency towards woo in some of them.

There really are two types of chiros out there. Those that just stick to back pain +/- musculoskeletal problems, and those that see "spinal adjustments" as cure alls for everything from asthma to epilepsy to cancer. I've got no great issue with the first group, its the second group which **** me. There's actually a bit of a power struggle going on in Australia at the moment between the two groups.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » January 13, 2019, 6:33 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
January 13, 2019, 4:22 pm
gergreg wrote:Doc may have an opinion? But I was told that Osteopaths are a good alternative to chiros.

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They're kind of a mix of chiros and physios. There are some good ones and some bad ones. There is a bit of a tendency towards woo in some of them.

There really are two types of chiros out there. Those that just stick to back pain +/- musculoskeletal problems, and those that see "spinal adjustments" as cure alls for everything from asthma to epilepsy to cancer. I've got no great issue with the first group, its the second group which **** me. There's actually a bit of a power struggle going on in Australia at the moment between the two groups.
I go to a chiro fortnightly, one of the first group. He is always giving me different excersize to strengthen weak spots in my form, as he can see what’s wrong by the way I get pulled out of whack. Spending a lot of time in the TT position of the Bike, and lower back with swimming, I get a big benefit from getting my neck and back worked on.

I do go to a physio if I have an injury, but a visit there is twice the price at least, so not sustainable for regular visits.

I’d love to be like he pros and have physio, massage etc every week, but that works for me.

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Dr Zaius
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » January 13, 2019, 7:31 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
January 13, 2019, 4:22 pm
gergreg wrote:Doc may have an opinion? But I was told that Osteopaths are a good alternative to chiros.

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They're kind of a mix of chiros and physios. There are some good ones and some bad ones. There is a bit of a tendency towards woo in some of them.

There really are two types of chiros out there. Those that just stick to back pain +/- musculoskeletal problems, and those that see "spinal adjustments" as cure alls for everything from asthma to epilepsy to cancer. I've got no great issue with the first group, its the second group which **** me. There's actually a bit of a power struggle going on in Australia at the moment between the two groups.
I go to a chiro fortnightly, one of the first group. He is always giving me different excersize to strengthen weak spots in my form, as he can see what’s wrong by the way I get pulled out of whack. Spending a lot of time in the TT position of the Bike, and lower back with swimming, I get a big benefit from getting my neck and back worked on.

I do go to a physio if I have an injury, but a visit there is twice the price at least, so not sustainable for regular visits.

I’d love to be like he pros and have physio, massage etc every week, but that works for me.
Like a said, the good chiros basically practice physio
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EJ
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » January 14, 2019, 12:56 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
January 12, 2019, 5:01 am
So I've started training for the Kokoda Gold Coast Challenge in July. It's a 96km endurance event, done in teams of 4 through the Gold Coast Hinterland. Median time is 28 hours. Did one of the training routes last weekend and thought that it was pretty hilly. Got home and looked at the elevation profile of the whole course. The part I ran was a couple of little bumps with 5 massive climbs dwarfing it. Going to be running up a lot of hills in the next 6 months.
Wow. So does that mean the 96km distance is broken up equally between the 4?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by dubby » January 14, 2019, 8:20 pm

I had bulging l4 and l5. I was bent over to the right, hips twisted... it looked awful.

The chiro straightened me up in one adjustment. Physio took several appointments, and she was the one who suggested chiro.

I agree with Dr Zaius though in general. The whole chiro thing is dodgy. I can't believe they promote anti vaxx, and some of their ideas are straight out of the lunacy asylum.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » January 15, 2019, 5:12 am

EJ wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
January 12, 2019, 5:01 am
So I've started training for the Kokoda Gold Coast Challenge in July. It's a 96km endurance event, done in teams of 4 through the Gold Coast Hinterland. Median time is 28 hours. Did one of the training routes last weekend and thought that it was pretty hilly. Got home and looked at the elevation profile of the whole course. The part I ran was a couple of little bumps with 5 massive climbs dwarfing it. Going to be running up a lot of hills in the next 6 months.
Wow. So does that mean the 96km distance is broken up equally between the 4?
No mate. We all do the 96km,but do it as a team. Talking to people that have done it, it's brutal and reduces grown men to tears. Should be great!
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » January 15, 2019, 5:51 am

So just like a 2017/18 Raiders season.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm

gergreg wrote:So just like a 2017/18 Raiders season.

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Precisely
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » January 15, 2019, 8:13 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
EJ wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
January 12, 2019, 5:01 am
So I've started training for the Kokoda Gold Coast Challenge in July. It's a 96km endurance event, done in teams of 4 through the Gold Coast Hinterland. Median time is 28 hours. Did one of the training routes last weekend and thought that it was pretty hilly. Got home and looked at the elevation profile of the whole course. The part I ran was a couple of little bumps with 5 massive climbs dwarfing it. Going to be running up a lot of hills in the next 6 months.
Wow. So does that mean the 96km distance is broken up equally between the 4?
No mate. We all do the 96km,but do it as a team. Talking to people that have done it, it's brutal and reduces grown men to tears. Should be great!
Oh lol, awesome.

I can't for the life of me find the elevation map for the course, but it sounds epic!

Good luck mate!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » January 15, 2019, 9:47 pm

Ta da! Image
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » January 16, 2019, 5:27 pm

Hoh, that is a bumpy ride.

LOL at 55-70km. Enjoy that, what a killer.

Got total elevation gain?

It looks like it might beat out UTA 100 for elevation, which is about 4.5km gain.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » January 16, 2019, 6:41 pm

Yeah supposed to be about 5000m. That 55-75 is through the army base and is the only part of the course that you can't practice on.
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