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  1. 8 hours ago, Dhakra said:

    I still hate cardio. :D I never do Cardio for fun. If I had no free W-Lan at the gym, YouTube and Spotifiy Cardio could go to hell! But Cardio is part of a good workout and also necessary for lifting weights. And it is a great way to get rid of too much energy. 


    Okay, what the hell is a fitbit Versa. Google......I NEED YOU!


    < please stand by.....Dhakra is currently watching a YT video.....please stand by........> 


    Huh okay, so a smart watch. I don't like wearing watches. I remember my dad "passed" me his watch after his death, which I was wearing for quite some time, but it was more because of his memory, than actually liking it. And I don't have the watch anymore anyway, my ex-gf sold it after we broke up

    You and me both! I will never understand the people that enjoy cardio. I still get mine in but it's easily my least favorite day of the week. Plus my work has me running around all day so that counts as cardio right? :P


    It's more fitbit with *some* smartwatch capabilities. The focus is still geared towards workouts though it is nice at work to be able to read/respond to texts via the watch when I can't get to the phone immediately. 


    As for your ex selling your dad's watch, that is rude as heck. What is wrong with her?!



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  2. 3 hours ago, bedifferent said:

    @phikyl @Dhakra  ehhhmmmm, I plank to 1:30 to start, don’t think I have ever passed 3min.  Ohhhh you guys are gym rats.  I yoga :lol: used to run, knee won’t cooperate.


    @Dhakra do you have a fitbit or some device to target your HR to?



    Yep! I am most definitely a gym rat. I hated cardio but once I started lifting weights, I was hooked. 


    I know you asked @Dhakra this but I actually do have a fitbit Versa to target HR and track all my stats. 


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  3. @Dhakra Usually when I go, my gym is empty except for me and a couple other people. The past week though, it's been hella crowded. Like so crowded that I rearranged my workout in order to make sure I could use the equipment as soon as it was empty. >< Not going to lie, I'm hoping as soon as March hits the new years crowd will die down a little bit. I applaud them for coming/trying but I miss my empty gym! :lol:


    I go by myself but there's a couple guys there that I'll hang out with and who will spot me when I bench. Also, I have 3 separate workouts, depending on the day. Each is full body but they all have different things in them. 


    A: Warm up, Hip thrusts, seated cable pull, squat, normal grip bench, romanian deadlift, side lying abduction, plank

    B: Warm up, Glute bridge, lat pulldown, walking lunge, military press, back extension, seated hip abduction, sit ups, horizontal rope chop

    C: Warm up, Glute bridge, horizontal row, sumo squat, close grip bench, sumo deadlift, seated abduction, sit ups, horizontal rope chop.


    They're arranged in supersets so I'll do the first lift immediately followed by the second with 2 min rest between sets. Then third lift followed by 4th with 2 min rest between sets again. Followed by the rest in order but not in supersets.


    And then my weekly schedule is A, B, Cardio, A, C. 


    I did not try the russian twist yet. I was planning on subbing it for situps on day C [tomorrow]. 



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  4. 20 hours ago, Dhakra said:

    Why replacement? I do both.

    No time. My workouts are strictly structured for 2 reasons;


    One: I can basically work in with the others who are there at the same time as me so we're rotating through equipment and I'm not waiting for anything.


    Two: Because I go so late, I have an extremely strict time limit I can go by in order to get in, get out and get home to bed. I already do multiple exercises per muscle group plus compound lifts. I am barely making it out of the gym on time right now, let alone if I add in another exercise. 


    Yeah, 3 sets of 15 seconds isn't that bad but there's still rest time between sets plus cooldown and everything else. =p



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  5. On 1/21/2019 at 7:59 AM, Dhakra said:

    Do you know the exercise "Twisted Russian"? I looks so easy on paper, but I had the feeling I won't survive it. Long road ahead. And I thought "planking" was made by the devil himself. 

    I think you just gave me my new plank replacement! 


    Difficult, yes but that's the point of working out! Test your body limits and force it to be in the best working order possible! :joy:



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  6. 23 minutes ago, Dhakra said:

    Honestly......I expected something.....different after you told me about a state flag. Something more.....sunny. Without the text I would the flag looks more like.....Wisconsin. 

    Well, technically, California isn't the sunshine state.... That would be Florida....


    Last year.... I replaced the master and slave cylinder in my car. Is that what you're talking about? That was super easy though. 


    I made a bunch of scarves for Christmas gifts last year. They're kind of boring to make if you're not doing a pretty intarsia pattern [intarsia = weaving different colored strands of yarn into a project to make a pattern/picture] or cables or something though. 




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  7. 1 hour ago, Dhakra said:

    Do I look like someone who knows how the californian state flag looks like? :D You sure? Did you ever try? I remember a time where each day you revealed a talent of yours. Iirc you are also a good mechanic! 

    Yes... Yes you do. SEE vvvv



    I have never tried it because nature and I don't really get along. I like hiking in the summer/fall and that's about it. I don't do that camping thing. I like electricity and warmth! 


    I am... a decent mechanic I suppose. I know enough to keep my car running and I have google fu for everything else. I suppose this means it's time to reveal another talent eh? I'll post a pic of my current knitting project when I finish it. :lol: 


    1 hour ago, Dhakra said:

    But imagine a squirrel taming phikyl riding a bear while flexing her gym-proofed muscles! AWESOME! :D

    Soooo I'm Princess Merida now? Odd but I love her hair so I guess I'll take it! 



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  8. 2 hours ago, Dhakra said:

    Are there bears in california? And if there are.....would @phikylbe able to ride them?

    Yes to the first. There's a reason there's a bear on the state flag. =p 


    No to the second. Are you crazy?!?! :lol:



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  9. 11 hours ago, Dhakra said:

    Well, okay. I'm currently on a break from any gym-duty, due to not having a phone right now. I just can't train without having good music. One hour of running is just......running...

    Yeah, I can't do cardio just for the sake of cardio. Especially not running. It's too boring, which is why I picked up weight lifting. Even without music, I'm too focused on whatever lift I'm doing to even glance at the clock really. Go to the gym at 1am and next thing I know, I'm finishing up and it's already 3am but I haven't looked at the clock once. 


    It works for me. :lol: 



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  10. @lynne22 I'm still alive, don't worry. Been fighting off a cold or something the past few days off so I haven't been participating in threads as much but I do check my pings every day. 


    Plus I picked up a couple new hobbies a few months ago and have been trying to progress in both of them. :lol: 



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