Fitness Weekly Discussion
What have you been doing lately for your own fitness? Try out any new programs or exercises? Have any questions for others about your training? Want to vent about poor behavior in the gym? Started a new diet or have a new recipe you want to share? Anything else health and wellness related?
Trying to get over my Achilles tendinitis. Physical therapy helped - turns out my ankle is super weak. I just hope it keeps improving :-/
I don't want to get too journal-y, but a couple weeks ago I posted about how I've been attending a strength camp to start getting fitter again after nearly a year of pandemic nihilism. It's going well, and my mother actually asked me if I've been going to the gym the last time I visited her, although I haven't personally noticed a change. So that felt really good. :)
At this point I feel more confident in my routine and I think I'd like to start incorporating some diet changes now as well... I am not sure at this point what the best approach is for me for a sustainable change in eating. It's not a problem of physics, it's a problem of psychology. I'm thinking on it and in the meantime just trying to make small positive changes.
I haven't posted about Beat Saber in a while so here is today's training session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQMr-X7Tges
I hadn't done any of those songs in quite a while. First one I never finished but I'm not going to do today. That last song, POP/STARS - K/DA… super fun. Completed in three attempts -- the mid-level is pretty hard to one-shot but the rest of the song is super clean. Especially happy about Crab Rave (@4:03), that song has some very difficult patterns (@5:20) and I completed them purely by sight.
Man, I can't even process how much fun it is to smoothly glide through Expert+Fast songs one after the other. I'm going to try Beat Saber on another VR platform this week to see if the tracking is better, because the game often loses track of my right hand (happened a couple of times during that session actually but it's hard to see on video), so maybe it's better with a base and offloaded processing. Besides, I wouldn't mind better graphics and being able to do better-quality videos.
I fucking love this game. I would train even more often but the quest is actually damaging my skin when I play it a lot… Another reason I might be better off with a higher-end headset. I wonder if there's a more competitive scene to Beat Saber because it almost feels like the next step at this point.
Loosely related: Played Ring Fit Adventure for the first time yesterday. Super cheesy. I can see how it's a lot more fun than normal video workouts though. I'll definitely play it again, I'm happy with the purchase.
Any advice on easily increasing proteins in a diet, without resorting to "eat more egg"? I don't eat meat very often and would prefer to keep it that way but I do feel the lack of proteins from having reduced that over the years.
Various high protein sources:
As someone else mentioned, protein powder and protein products like protein bars and chips and other foodstuffs are fine, but I personally prefer getting protein through my regular diet. I feel like it's healthier.
Yup. Might just be an impression but I'm of the same opinion.
I didn't realize broccoli and asparagus were protein-rich. Good suggestion on brown rice, too. And thanks @JoylessAubergine for the recommendation on tuna and greek yogurt especially.
Easiest way is protein powder. It's cheap and fairly tasty these days. I think there have been improvements in the vegan powders too, but those tend to be more expensive and taste a bit funny still.
Food wise, there are fair amount of yogurts on the market with a decent protein content, mainly Greek and Icelandic (skyr). Cottage cheese is another bodybuilders favourite. Nut butters (peanut, almond, etc.) and nuts themselves of course but these contain a lot of fat calories too which you have to factor in. If you don't mind fish, tinned tuna, salmon or mackerel are all convenient ways to boost your protein.
EDIT: A favourite of mine is a homemade yogurt pot in some small Tupperware i bought. Greek yogurt, with almonds and some dried or frozen fruit on top. Somewhere in the range of 7-10g of protein