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Discussion: Cyclist

in: fletch; fletch > 2015-10-25

Oct 26, 2015 5:14 AM # 
Obviously... :P
Oct 26, 2015 11:52 AM # 
You've missed swimming and paddling ....
Oct 26, 2015 12:05 PM # 
ooooh and you do have a nice surfski Fletch! :P Just have to watch out for that killer wind over there.
Oct 26, 2015 12:32 PM # 
Gym bunny? You've got form...
Oct 26, 2015 4:41 PM # 
I went for a paddle with the family on the weekend. Should I log it. It was probably as long as my effort yesterday... but paddling takes longer out of my day than running or cycling, both of which I can do from my front door.

Swimming involves me spending unnecessary time in cold water. Nuff said.

My gym bunny form was from the 1990's. Maybe I should bulk up and play footy next season...
Oct 27, 2015 12:08 AM # 
I vote we can turn you into a paddler, those long arms of yours have got to be good for something.
Oct 27, 2015 3:35 AM # 
Hey Fletch - You last logged "core stability" over 18 months ago - do you not bother logging "exercises" any more? Surely you are doing physio rehab? I find it better if I log these; its one way of making sure I do them.
And no mention of eccentrics?
Oct 27, 2015 9:40 AM # 
I log them when I'm struggling to find motivation to do them (but usually do virtually none when things are going well). Had been doing lots of eccentrics (well, about half of what I was meant to do) but at my last physio visit, she said the conference she gad just attended had presented the latest findings which stated that rehab involving concentric calf exercises as well has been foundvto be more beneficial to recovery.
So, currently I've dropped my quad and glute exercises back to 3 x per week (because 1 hr per day of boring rehab wasn't sustainable, and my knee seems ok) and am doing stuff to try to strengthen gastroc and soleus. Main problem is that I tend to do them right before bed or when leaving the hiuse in the morning, so I'm not real good with the post-exercise ice pack.
I'm also meant to be doing a lower ab exercise to help with back issues, but I forgot what it was before I ever did it.
Oct 27, 2015 9:41 AM # 
Wally - have you seen how weak and puny my long arms are?
Oct 27, 2015 10:23 AM # 
They're just levers Fletch - it's lats and torso stuff mostly.
Oct 27, 2015 12:11 PM # 
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Oct 27, 2015 12:53 PM # 
Wot Tooms said. I hear technique training is a good thing
Oct 28, 2015 2:27 AM # 
Speak to tRicky about that, he's a paddling guru. Or brycec.
Oct 28, 2015 2:30 AM # 
I don't really find it's a skill I need.
Oct 28, 2015 5:54 AM # 
Tooms - have you seen how weak and puny my lats and torso are?
Oct 28, 2015 5:56 AM # 
Technique training will not help much if I only paddle once or twice per year.

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