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# GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread

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09 May 2011, 14:11
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I tried crossfit for the first time last week, and it was awesome. Its probably the most intense workout ive had, and its fun to do some unconventional stuff. the one drawback is the cost, the local crossfit gym is $140/month, but luckily they had a Groupon a few weeks ago for 12 classes for$40. I definitely recommend it.
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09 May 2011, 16:52
Almost hit my 40 miles in 2:15 goal today. Finished in 2:17.

I've been trying to mix in some high intensity workouts in addition to my endurance workouts, I think it pays a lot of dividends in terms of increasing speed.

On Friday I biked out to the longest steepest hill on my normal route, and biked up/down it 15 times. I think I felt a lot stronger today because of it.
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09 May 2011, 17:30
Love the meticulous goal setters on GMAT club! Would love to see quite goal achievers as well.
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Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013
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09 May 2011, 19:27
After 4 weeks in my new routine, I've added 10 lbs. of muscle mass and increased my 5-rep flat bench by 30 lbs.

Over the next 4 weeks, I'm hoping to add another 5-10 lbs. of muscle mass and increase my 5-rep flat bench by another 20 lbs. May is going to be a busy month, so I might miss a couple days of training

It looks like we've got a lot of people making great progress on their goals. Cheers to that!
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09 May 2011, 21:27
Av wrote:
After 4 weeks in my new routine, I've added 10 lbs. of muscle mass and increased my 5-rep flat bench by 30 lbs.

Over the next 4 weeks, I'm hoping to add another 5-10 lbs. of muscle mass and increase my 5-rep flat bench by another 20 lbs. May is going to be a busy month, so I might miss a couple days of training

It looks like we've got a lot of people making great progress on their goals. Cheers to that!

If you get big enough, you may be able to play for Michigan's woeful defense as a walk on. Think Clay Matthews
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09 May 2011, 21:34
socalmike wrote:
If you get big enough, you may be able to play for Michigan's woeful defense as a walk on. Think Clay Matthews
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09 May 2011, 21:46
Av wrote:
socalmike wrote:
If you get big enough, you may be able to play for Michigan's woeful defense as a walk on. Think Clay Matthews

Make a couple sacks a game, a pick 6 here and there, and then clean out the eye candy at Rick's
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20 May 2011, 09:54
How's everyone doing?

I've managed to achieve another injury (I fail). The symptoms are most similar to tennis elbow, but the pain only occurs on pushing exercises (push ups, benches, etc.). Hopefully with joint support, fish oil, massage, and adequate rest I'll recover soon. I'll be replacing bench press with flyes throughout the rest period.
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20 May 2011, 10:09
Av wrote:
How's everyone doing?

I've managed to achieve another injury (I fail). The symptoms are most similar to tennis elbow, but the pain only occurs on pushing exercises (push ups, benches, etc.). Hopefully with joint support, fish oil, massage, and adequate rest I'll recover soon. I'll be replacing bench press with flyes throughout the rest period.

Ah, sorry to hear Av.

I think I've had similar injury, and after talking to a few people, I was able to alleviate the pain.

People suggested it might have been caused by fully locking my elbows at the top of my bench press, so after that whenever I was benching, I stopped locking my elbows at the top, and the symptoms went away pretty quickly.

That worked for me, might not be the same thing you were dealing with though.
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23 May 2011, 21:33
It is a great job and also it is a good work out but i have noticed that it is somehow expensive and that's why it feels difficult for me to do gym but i do at home and i have purchased my own home gym equipments and that is beneficial for me.
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30 May 2011, 01:51
But at home you do not have nice ladies doing the workout together with you
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30 May 2011, 13:56
Anyone set any personal records recently?

My suspected tendinitis is feeling better each week, but I'm probably still a few weeks away from full recovery. Hopefully my appointment with the sports medicine specialist this week gives me some tips for recovery and prevention.

Leg development is still progressing quickly. I'm getting anxious to attempt a 300 lb. squat, but I'll wait a few more weeks while my core catches up.
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30 May 2011, 14:08
I set a personal record:
"Most Consecutive Days Without Working Out"
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30 May 2011, 14:15
jko wrote:
I set a personal record:
"Most Consecutive Days Without Working Out"

You were so close to breaking 2:15! We're cheering for you to get back out there and ride (whenever the GMAT allows you to)
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30 May 2011, 14:18
haha yep, i take the GMAT this saturday, so after that ill be able to get back on the bike and back out climbing.
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31 May 2011, 17:04
Av wrote:
Anyone set any personal records recently?

My suspected tendinitis is feeling better each week, but I'm probably still a few weeks away from full recovery. Hopefully my appointment with the sports medicine specialist this week gives me some tips for recovery and prevention.

That's the problem with pushing yourself because if you push too hard you end up losing it all. I did that in April running and got tendinitis on my foot for two weeks. Hope it gets better for you.

On another note, the Crossfit close to me had a two week free trial and is giving me a student rate of $129 a month. Director Status: Badgerine! Joined: 04 Oct 2008 Posts: 894 Location: United States (CA) Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013 GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V44 GPA: 3.3 WE: Project Management (Aerospace and Defense) Followers: 65 Kudos [?]: 281 [0], given: 86 Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 May 2011, 21:58 socalmike wrote: On another note, the Crossfit close to me had a two week free trial and is giving me a student rate of$129 a month.

That's awesome. Have you attended any sessions yet? If so, did you like it?

I was able to finish 2 sets of 12 squats at 220 lbs today, so I'm definitely going to try 300 for my 1-rep-max next Tuesday. With all of the upper body sessions I've missed, my legs aren't going to fit on my body anymore. I'm going to have the legs of a horse with the upper body of an infant

I picture my future physique to be something like this...
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01 Jun 2011, 15:01
Av wrote:
socalmike wrote:
On another note, the Crossfit close to me had a two week free trial and is giving me a student rate of \$129 a month.

That's awesome. Have you attended any sessions yet? If so, did you like it?

I was able to finish 2 sets of 12 squats at 220 lbs today, so I'm definitely going to try 300 for my 1-rep-max next Tuesday. With all of the upper body sessions I've missed, my legs aren't going to fit on my body anymore. I'm going to have the legs of a horse with the upper body of an infant

I picture my future physique to be something like this...

I do like the sessions. It's a lot more intense because you are always doing new things and exercising areas that are weaknesses. For me, it's upper body. In High School, I was just like your picture and in some ways I still am, but not to that extreme extent.

Also, if you've quit work and have time to go to the mid-day sessions you can usually expect a session between 1-4 people compared to the after work evening sessions of 10-20 on a busy day. For morning sessions, it's like having a personal trainer since he/she pays more attention to you and your form. The cost per hour is a lot better under that scenario.
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13 Jun 2011, 22:02
I started interval training today, in addition to my usual routine. I'm looking forward to the results, but my routine progresses in difficulty pretty fast.

If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to upload the training routine I'm using. The intervals take about 10-20 minutes total and they can be done before or after your other workout.

Benefits include: speed, endurance, leg strengthening, explosiveness, fat loss, and supreme toughness.

Edit: Also, I hit my 300 lb. squat milestone last Tuesday (yay!).
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15 Jun 2011, 14:49
Interval training lasted 1 day for me. The training isn't compatible with my extreme leg workouts, so I'll have to try it again some other time.

Anyone want to chime in and share their awesome progress? This is way more fun than studying for the GMAT or applying to b-school.
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