1st Gym Session

medwayjon

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Hi All,

After my recent scare I rejoined the gym and this morning at 8am I embarked on my 1st session.

Took it very easy doing 3 miles on the bike an 2000m on the rower. Followed this up with some light weights followed by a swim and a well deserved jacuzzi.

Seeing my old personal trainer this week to get an assessment and exercise plan.

Oh, and I am effing starving with the new diet and miss guinness/magners like mad but heh, its more than worth it and I feel happier already.
 

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Sounds good mate, getting back with a personal trainer is definitely the right way to do things, he will probably be able to design your programme towards golf so not only will you be fitter + happier you will also be a better golfer.
 

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Good on you MWJ.

I know it's early days but seeing as your looking at a lifestyle change rather than a time limited project it might help to have some props to keep you motivated along the way (and those times do come occasionally)- similar to the books, vids etc. many of us buy for golf.

I don't know what our resident physio thinks of this but it would be remiss of me to not recommend , purely for the strength training side of things, the following book if you get into it:

'Strength Training Anatomy' by Frederic Delavier

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strength-Trainin...8856&sr=8-1

IMHO this really is the no BS book of weight training exercises, The cover suggest the typical image of a grunting, sweaty, steroid popping, equipment hogging gym bore that we all hate but look beyond that and the wonderful drawings simply show you some of the timeless exercises that best target different muscle groups. After all there's nothing that says you have to pick up the biggest weights is there?

I look on this book as the gym equivilant to the Hogan book TBH.

As far as how to co-ordinate these core exercises into the most beneficial, varied and efficient workout- the pro you've got to help you at the gym is your man. I'll be amazed if he doesn't work at least some of the ideas in this book into your workouts at some point further down the line.

Pardon the pun but i'm sure for the most part you'll concentrating on cardio for fitness and weight management to start with and ive no doubt this is the way forward for a life of fitness and health.

Ive cut the booze back to Fridays and Saturdays myself recently and cut those 'sessions' down to about 5 units or two pints of Guinness a time at that. Found after the initial adjustment, upset sleeping patterns for a few days etc, that it wasn't too bad. When I do hit one of those pints at the weekend they seem to carry a lot more punch than they used to as well.

I miss the pub itself for the company and as a wind down but with time i'm sure it's possible to pad out the visits with soft drinks or shandy and bugger what anyone else thinks.

Not sure if i'm wrong here either but I read somwhere that it takes about 6 months for the connective tissues and ligaments to adapt to load bearing from ground zero so all those nutters that go in and start doing flys with 15kg dumbells and benchpressing the mother in law from the off are doing more harm than good.

Could you keep this thread up and keep us tuned in with your efforts kind of like a blog? might help you and surely will help the likes of me inspired by your story?

all the best mate,

bill
 

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Jon,

Glad you are starting on the first steps to a new life. I'm sure it is a relief to you, HID and your little angel that you are a) here at all and b) taking such a positive attitude instead of moping an moaning "why me".

Keep at it and I hope your trainer gets something sorted that allows you to get fit, lose the weight and get the muscles massed for aperfect swing. Keep it going and you can always PM if you need any support
 

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mwj just posted on out of bounds regarding gym advice.....
get an appropriate regime bud going in on a non formulated program can be risky

you'll get there

tim
 

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Read that Tim, cheers.

Pulse rate was good, upto 135 when training but back down to resting rate of 78 after 5mins sat reading a magazine.

Seeing the trainer this week to get a dedicated programme, you have a great point about rushing in blind so will let yous know what happens.

Played 18 tonight aswell and felt fresh even at the last knockings of the round.

Went to my local on the way home, the barman and the regulars couldnt believe their ears when I ordered a diet coke, the barman had started pouring a guinness as he saw me walk in!
 

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mwj, do not do that level of exercise again until you've seen your trainer. tim's right - sheer madness. my gym wouldn't even let my mate in the door without a doctor's note and he (only) had high blood pressure.

gentle swims are good but I don't think your heart rate should be getting even that high yet.

make your mind up now. this is going to be a long haul, small gains won slowly.

and keep off the weights until your trainer and doc advise.


and I'll match andy, £10/stone into the heart foundation in town (as I'm near Papworth - which we do not want you visiting)
 
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