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fitness question

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  • 08-08-2012 1:45am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭


    Ok here's my dilemma. I train 3-5 days a week which consists of running on the beach or on the treadmill and these are long runs. Road cycling and gym bike, weights, rowing, skipping, boxing, free weights and exercises. these are all varied from week to week. I can't swim yet but taking lessons now so hope I can add that to my list of activities in a few months time. I had watched my diet too so I could get the best out of training.
    I got myself quiet fit and lost almost 4 stone in 3 year.

    However I took a break from training and didn't go back to the gym for 19 days and today was the day I went back. I was on holidays for a week so this was one of the reasons I didn't make it back sooner to the gym. My diet hasnt been 100% perfect since then either but am aiming to put things right again. My fitness has taken a huge drop and I am away off my peak fitness levels now and was out of steam much quicker with pretty much every exercise or activity I did tonight at gym.


    So my question is how long will take to get back my own peak fitness levels again?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,340 ✭✭✭Please Kill Me


    How long is a piece of string? Depends on how much effort you put in I suppose. The thing is, that because you were so fit and had reached a certain level anyway, it won't take you too long at all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭Antisocialiser


    Get the diet right and train hard; slow progress is still progress!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭teednab-el


    Get the diet right and train hard; slow progress is still progress!

    Went back to gym tonight and pushed myself more, making progress.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,340 ✭✭✭Please Kill Me


    teednab-el wrote: »
    Went back to gym tonight and pushed myself more, making progress.

    Good man, there ya go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,395 ✭✭✭AntiVirus


    teednab-el wrote: »
    So my question is how long will take to get back my own peak fitness levels again?

    I've often found this the first day back after a holiday and it only takes a week to get back to exactly where I was, sometimes just a few sessions.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,026 ✭✭✭farmchoice


    AntiVirus wrote: »
    I've often found this the first day back after a holiday and it only takes a week to get back to exactly where I was, sometimes just a few sessions.

    ya the first day back is a killer, a lot of hard work seem to have gone down the toilet, but then by the end of the 3rd or 4th session back you tend to be flying again and thats when the benefit of the rest period kicks in, in the week following progress speeds up i think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,887 ✭✭✭✭Mars Bar


    One of our lecturers told us for every 1 week you don't exercise, you lose 3 weeks worth of fitness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭teednab-el


    Mars Bar wrote: »
    One of our lecturers told us for every 1 week you don't exercise, you lose 3 weeks worth of fitness.

    Making progress now and had more in the tank compared to last week.


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