Did a lot of swimming in my youth and that seemed to work. I imagine my metabolism is properly borked now. Having said that if I eat really fast my stomach will never know, I’m pretty sure that’s how it works.
Fitness level… not too sure, not great honestly but it’s improving! Started going to the gym more frequently, trying to do 4-5 times a week. When I’m there I just do classes which are RPM mainly but I’ve started bodypump and ashtanga yoga and body balance so we’ll see how it goes. Goal is to be less flobby and fit into all my smaller clothes
Depends what you want me to do, really. Upper body strength is pretty good, and I can hang off things for a long time. But my overall fitness level? Probably the least aerobically fit I’ve ever been, and my mission is to make my legs as scrawny and weak as possible to keep my weight down for climbing, so don’t make me run anywhere.
Climb for 1.5-2.5 hours 3-4 times a week.
Aiming to have sessions where I focus respectively on:
Basic strength - lots of hanging off small holds for basic finger strength, one-arm pull-ups for back and arms, front-levers for core.
Power - campus boarding. Covert that strength into something more dynamic.
Specific types of moves/holds that I’m less good at and so normally shy away from.
On rest days I tend to do press-ups and free weights targeting my shoulders to try and maintain some semblance of balanced development.
Climb called ‘The Keel’ at Almscliffe near Leeds. It’s V9, which would be my hardest to date.
Maybe actually get confident lead climbing once I move up north as there’s some great places for outdoor routes up there.
My fitness level is probably the best its been since the day I tore the ligaments in my ankle a month before A-levels. It’s a long way off what it was then, though, when I was playing football or going swimming training anything up to 10 times a week.
Training for a marathon towards the end of April, so in addition to playing hockey once a week, and running home (13K) twice a week, I’m also spinning out one of my weekly runs into a long run of anything between 20K and 35K)
Complete the marathon! I’ve just got a bike too, and will look to commute into and out from work three times a week. It also makes getting to the swimming pool a lot easier, so I may swim in the mornings a couple of times a week as well.
My fitness levels aren’t great, feel quite unfit, which I never used to. Normally I weigh about 12st4 at 6’2. But in the last year I’ve jumped to 13st2. I’m not overweight but feel sluggish. Work commitments means I don’t get to gym as much as I used to, and don’t go on my lunch time walks.
I like to go to gym 3 times a week, but due to work that hardly happens. I need to get back into that. Plus walk more. Might try and do a weekly or fortnightly walk in the countryside now its getting nicer. I also want to get back into playing football, but I’m not good enough for a serious team so that probably won’t happen.