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    I’m doing the 100 push ups app at the mo. It is making a difference

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    Never liked carrying water ... theres fluid dynamics at play, the water moves within itself causing a lateral pull as your hips rotate your back left and right which slightly off balances you on the run on each side and can tire you out. dumbbell plates in the backpack, taped together and plenty of padding around them, backpack cinched up as tightly as i can get it and water bottle or 2 to consume - separate from the weight obviously - added in the lid or the vest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    Never liked carrying water ... theres fluid dynamics at play, the water moves within itself causing a lateral pull as your hips rotate your back left and right which slightly off balances you on the run on each side and can tire you out. dumbbell plates in the backpack, taped together and plenty of padding around them, backpack cinched up as tightly as i can get it and water bottle or 2 to consume - separate from the weight obviously - added in the lid or the vest.
    The only loose water was in the camelback

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    Half fill a 2L plastic bottle with water, then fill the bottle with play sand. Tamp it every so often so the sand settles. It weighs about 5k from memory (but it’s about 25 years sunce I did it!). I also filled square 5L bottles. Basically, you can do it to any shape/size you want, and if the bottle is full, it’s solid.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Buy 1.5kg bags of Lidl flour (20p-ish UK money).

    Wrap them in sniper tape.

    Will last for ages...I keep a day sack with 15kgs of Lidls finest in it for practice tabbing.

    Don't use the self-raising though.
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
    Buy 1.5kg bags of Lidl flour (20p-ish UK money).

    Wrap them in sniper tape.

    Will last for ages...I keep a day sack with 15kgs of Lidls finest in it for practice tabbing.

    Don't use the self-raising though.
    Wouldn’t the self-raising be better for going up hills?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    The best advice that I can give is

    "Eat less, exercise more".

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    Your priority is not to suffer a injury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Wouldn’t the self-raising be better for going up hills?
    A little packet of yeast is handy for the oul hills
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Thanks for all the suggestions lads. I was away from my account for the last few days so didn't a chance to read until now!

    I may have some responses myself yet!

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    Anyone here Galway based?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    ITs 2020
    Push ups - grade 4 - not my thing, saving myself and finished with plenty of time left
    Sit Ups - grade 1
    3.2km - grade 2 (among my top 5 fastest runs ever) - delighted

    10km - grade 4 (If ground wasn’t as slippery would have pushed more and for a grade 3)

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    DF Physio have a good YouTube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmm...txNj6cEbRx9Bsg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    DF Physio have a good YouTube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmm...txNj6cEbRx9Bsg
    Wasn't even aware of this resource.... nice one.... and recognise the instructor too....
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Wasn't even aware of this resource.... nice one.... and recognise the instructor too....
    She is also head of DF Physio (as a civvy)

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    Did a little Muay Thai session this afternoon...I'm a complete novice but it was a good workout. Going to be sore tomorrow...
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    DFPES COVID fitness
    https://youtu.be/JsJO3-7lV8s

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    How’s everyone lockdown fitness going ?

    With the amount of alcohol consumed increasing and the amount of people doing “essential exercise within 2km of their home” we will the fittest alcoholics in the world ..... but seriously.

    I was on self isolation more or less since the schools closed for 3.5 to 4 weeks. Thankfully mild symptoms for kids and tests came back negative. For those weeks I did 2km run in the well sloped 10 metre the back garden or 15-25 mins Joe Wicks HITT session most days. On 2 occasions 5km in the back garden.

    Since we got relative freedom, for 2 weeks I did 4.5km run every 2nd day with a 15-30 mins Joe Wicks HITT session on the other days plus 1 rest day.

    This will be my 2nd week of upping the mileage with a 7km run once a week, 2 x 4.5km runs (sometimes a bike ride instead of one of them) and a 15-30 mins joe wicks session on the other days and a rest day.

    I got a Garmin watch for Christmas best present ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    How’s everyone lockdown fitness going ?

    With the amount of alcohol consumed increasing and the amount of people doing “essential exercise within 2km of their home” we will the fittest alcoholics in the world ..... but seriously.

    I was on self isolation more or less since the schools closed for 3.5 to 4 weeks. Thankfully mild symptoms for kids and tests came back negative. For those weeks I did 2km run in the well sloped 10 metre the back garden or 15-25 mins Joe Wicks HITT session most days. On 2 occasions 5km in the back garden.

    Since we got relative freedom, for 2 weeks I did 4.5km run every 2nd day with a 15-30 mins Joe Wicks HITT session on the other days plus 1 rest day.

    This will be my 2nd week of upping the mileage with a 7km run once a week, 2 x 4.5km runs (sometimes a bike ride instead of one of them) and a 15-30 mins joe wicks session on the other days and a rest day.

    I got a Garmin watch for Christmas best present ever!
    I'm trying my best too. Still working thanfully but with no commute and no other committments, getting way more fitness in within the 2km limit.

    Which garmin watch did you get? I was considering investing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    She is also head of DF Physio (as a civvy)
    Ex RDF NCO I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northie View Post
    Ex RDF NCO I believe.
    I thought she was still serving? She made a HUGE contribution to the Body Armour Replacement report. Unique position to be in.An end user getting to report on the Physiological aspects of the kit from a professional standpoint.If we get what was recommended every grunt in the DF owes her a massive thank you.
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    I’m fortunate to have a nature trail / cycle path / forest path near me with some hilly bits (it is Wales) so I’ve been walking the dog 3 miles a day in about an hour (measured with a Garmain), and a rowing machine for 30 minutes a few times a week. No running, my podiatrist says my feet aren’t up to it (with a blister that turned into an ulcer on the sole of one that’s taken over a year to heal, the opposite ankle permanently in a brace and only four toes on each foot, she’s probably right!). At least I don’t need the walking stick any more (except for show!).
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    I'm also lucky to live a short hop from a nearby amenity walk, options are a loop of 2k, 3K or 5k. With 3 dogs to exercise, none of whom will travel together, we have the routes well marked by now.
    Problem I have in the current shutdown is my runners are toast, and feet are starting to suffer. (my spare pair are in the office under my desk) I can't do online purchase of trainers. I have to try before I buy.
    Hopfully shoe shops will reopen soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    I'm trying my best too. Still working thanfully but with no commute and no other committments, getting way more fitness in within the 2km limit.

    Which garmin watch did you get? I was considering investing?
    Was hard the first 4 weeks, home schooling for 2 and just the back garden for exercise

    My 30 minute/10km commute is now reduced to 10 mins (checkpoints aren’t normally too bad). Im luck I work in an essential industry and still have a job, i work from home to reduce exposure about 3 x half days a week but they are still full days)

    Garmin Forerunner 645 Music (apparently got a great deal on Black Friday), awaiting Bluetooth headphones which means you can play music without phone etc on you. I haven’t used full functionality but there is reviews on YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    I thought she was still serving? She made a HUGE contribution to the Body Armour Replacement report. Unique position to be in.An end user getting to report on the Physiological aspects of the kit from a professional standpoint.If we get what was recommended every grunt in the DF owes her a massive thank you.
    She is

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