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Ringstinger

New member
G'day everyone, stumbled upon the forum whilst looking at information about getting back into the weights. A little bit of background on me.
I was in the Army from 2003 - 2008 and was really into fitness but without all the intricate side of things like macros and one rep maxes etc. At my fittest I could run 2.4km in 9min30secs, do 88 pushups in 2 minutes and 200 situps. Have been in an office job since the start of 2009 and have ballooned out to 120kg and can't even pull myself up to a bar. Welcomed my first born to the world in March 2015 and turned 30 in July, so I was well and truly overdue to do something. Have been wanting to get into the gym but have been coming up with excuses not to. Did a workout at home with some old remnants from my army days and wow, why didn't I start this sooner?! What was i scared of?! So here I am, looking forward to the future and staying consistent. I work FIFO so it'll be a little hard to nail the nutrition and sleep down, but there is a gym at work with a free weights area so my training shouldn't suffer. My only real problem is I prefer to train alone (always have), and the gym at work is usually packed.

Thanks, Ringstinger.
 

El Testicle

Goat that feeling
Welcome brutha.. love the name!

Earned during a tour of Afghanistan whilst passing through a goat herding community?
 

onslaught

Active member
FIFO was the only time in the last few years I could guarantee good nutrition.

Steaks on top of a plate of spag bol and all you can eat in permanent camps, I miss ye.

Last night before a temporary camp move was great, chef cooked everything because it was probably going to get thrown out and I used to make bets (and win) that he couldn't fill a plate with more than I could eat.

Welcome and thankyou for your service, not being posted OS doesn't diminish your contribution to this country.
 
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Fadi

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G'day mate and welcome to the forum. My very quick advice to you right now is as follows: do not follow any type of structured program, be it weight resistance or aerobic. What you need right this minute is to get the ticks and not the crosses. By that I mean you need to get the job (whatever it is) completed successfully. So whether you decide to open your front door and go for a walk around the block, or lift some very light weight with good form, it matters not. What matters right now (for the fist week or two), is for you to gradually get yourself moving again, especially with the 120kg you're currently carrying. So easy does it, and slide into it instead of break into it. That is all for now.

All the best.
 
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Timeah

Captain Kunce
The hardest part is starting the journey.
Wise words from Fadi above. i'd heed them. Fitness will return quickly imo too. You know what you were doing before, so you should have an idea of how you got there.
 

Ringstinger

New member
FIFO was the only time in the last few years I could guarantee good nutrition.

Steaks on top of a plate of spag bol and all you can eat in permanent camps, I miss ye.

Last night before a temporary camp move was great, chef cooked everything because it was probably going to get thrown out and I used to make bets (and win) that he couldn't fill a plate with more than I could eat.

Welcome and thankyou for your service, not being posted OS doesn't diminish your contribution to this country.

I'm lucky enough to be at a permanent camp and I had a chat with the chefs tonight and it looks like I have nutrition sorted, just sleep I'll have to try and get on top of, looks like 6-7hrs max.
Thanks for the kind words, if I hadn't met my missus I'd still be in the Army, great job for a single bloke!
 

Ringstinger

New member
G'day mate and welcome to the forum. My very quick advice to you right now is as follows: do not follow any type of structured program, be it weight resistance or aerobic. What you need right this minute is to get the ticks and not the crosses. By that I mean you need to get the job (whatever it is) completed successfully. So whether you decide to open your front door and go for a walk around the block, or lift some very light weight with good form, it matters not. What matters right now (for the fist week or two), is for you to gradually get yourself moving again, especially with the 120kg you're currently carrying. So easy does it, and slide into it instead of break into it. That is all for now.

All the best.
Thanks mate. That's pretty much my plan, some simple cardio to get my lungs back and work on form and range of motion/flexibility, I can barely squat without holding onto something. Ive seen enough people hurt themselves in the beginning and lose interest altogether.
 

Ringstinger

New member
The hardest part is starting the journey.
Wise words from Fadi above. i'd heed them. Fitness will return quickly imo too. You know what you were doing before, so you should have an idea of how you got there.
Thanks, very wise indeed. I'm hoping it comes back quickly, but I won't push too hard too soon.
 

Shrek

Fucked up Kunce

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