Any other eve players into fitness? I’m loving weight lifting in my late 30’s wish I got into it earlier.
Body building is likely the ideal exercise for your average eve, pve players knock a set out of weights and then adjust your mining op, lel.
I’ve been lifting for 9 months & I’ve yet to set any single rep pb’s but,
I’m 5 seting & 12 repping
100kg/2plate dead lift
24kgx2 dumbell press I’m gonna start incorporate a bar bench soon instead
8 wide arm pull ups
10 tri dips
and I can muscle up.
I plan to do a cut in March for around my year mark and see how shreded I can get for summer.
I wanna set some single rep pb’s too to see where I am at but as I’m body building I just do it in the mirror, I’ve put on 10kg in 9 months, don’t think it is all muscle but hahaha I’m starting to get big.
Yeah, I’ve been working out for almost a year now. Been fighting injury though, mostly in my left shoulder. I messed it up in my late teens, but it healed and I didn’t have any more problems with it… until I got older. Now every time I start getting up to around 225lb/100kg range on bench, I’ll hurt my shoulder. And since I’ve done it 3 times now, I’m now scared of the weight (so, yay for that). Fortunately, I’m recovering rather quickly from these incidents. So, I’m thankful for that, at least.
One way I’ve been progressing is by dropping the time between my sets. I started with 2 mins between sets, then went to 1:30, then to a min. I’m still doing 1 min for most exercises, but I’m now doing 30s between sets on bench, and have moved it to my last exercise. Not sure where I’ll go from here, but I still have a ways to go before I get back up to the 225lb range. So, I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.
Sigh… I love doing low reps heavy weight, but I’m afraid of injury. Aside from my shoulder, I’ve had other joint pain. And while it hasn’t been severe enough to stop me from working out, it has encouraged me to stick to higher reps/shorter rest times/lower weight. So, I’ve been cycling through sets of 12, 10, and 8. I’d love to do some sets of 5 and 3, and then to max out. But, I don’t think it’s worth injuring myself. Makes me sad though. I mean, who doesn’t love lifting heavy.
Anyway, I’m not trying to insult your intelligence, but we’re no longer spring chickens. Thus, I recommend stretching and warming up before you workout. And, of course, be sure your eating and sleeping right, and laying off of booze/tobacco/whatnot.
def no spring chicken here, knocking on 40’s door.
being 6’3 i cant really stretch my arms high in the air with a 7ft ceiling, so i been trying to find other avenues/peeps to do some DDPYoga with me. It’s a great fat burning, body rebuilding/repairing program.
I believe in moderation in all things. Well, I do now.
I’m getting on in years, so some of the idiot things I did in my 20s and 30s (and 40s and 50s) have returned to kick me in the butt.
The OP mentioned fitness. For me, that means a varied but spare diet, some focussed exercise (prescribed by my physiotherapist…), proper breaks from working - and quality sleep.
It sounds pretty mild, I know, but I find it rewarding to stick to a regime which is just uncomfortable enough to be challenging but not so brutal as to be discouraging. I mostly feel balanced, aware, and alert. And really, that’s all I want.
I find breathing exercises to be of enormous benefit, for both mind and body.
Short cautionary note, especially for those getting older (as many EVErs are):
Keep in mind your body won’t always be able to take anything you decide to throw at it. Whatever physical regimen you do, make sure it’s suitable for you and that you are controlling the weight carefully throughout the motion.
Don’t rush anything, don’t “bang out those last 4 reps fast” because the clock’s ticking and you need to be elsewhere. And pay attention to pain signals to see if something needs adjusting.
Tore my rotator cuff with a bit of excessive free weight use in April and it’s only now just getting close to healed, with a very high chance of re-injury if you’re not being careful.
I go to the gym for a couple years now, since I’m mainly sitting the whole day and I did not want to end with daily back pain like most of my colleges.
But I only do machines, and a couple of body weight exercises, no free weights.
I’m really glad I stated to do that, I feel so much better since then
I used to work out seriously until 2020. After that I now only use dumbbells and go on long walks.
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