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    Welcome to the definitive TSR workout thread where members get together to encourage and inspire each other towards their fitness goals.

    There will be a workout posted at around 8pm each day with members starting at 9pm. Although, of course, you can do this any time you wish. This is open to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

    The workouts themselves will be based focused on developing strength-endurance through intense exercise with rest periods. (Based on HIIT)


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    Friday 12th Feb - Ab workout

    Welcome back to Tabata training for the abs this time.
    (See the spoiler for details on Tabata training)

    20 seconds work
    10 seconds rest
    x8 (per exercise)

    Ankle taps (working obliques)
    Bicycle sit ups (Pretty much every ab muscle)
    Plank (Stability, core strength)
    Crunches (Focus on upper abs)

    4 minutes per exercise. 4 exercises. Take 1.30 minute break in between each exercise.
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    For those you not familiar with Tabata training it's very easy to understand.


    20 seconds work
    10 seconds rest
    x8 (per exercise)

    So, you're doing 4 minutes work per exercise.

    Here's an oft used quote to go with Tabata training:

    "20 seconds has never felt so long nor 10 seconds so long or 4 minutes so painful!"

    This website has a built in timer http://fitlb.com/tabata-timer - the default settings are fine.
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    4 minutes on the plank???!!


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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    4 minutes on the plank???!!


    Dear Lord..
    20 seconds, then you have break - 10 seconds.

    Repeat 8 times.

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    Here we go!
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    Starting 2105

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    Done, looking forward to next one.

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    Done, exercise mat I bought last weekend came handy this week
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    too hard
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    (Original post by Proxenus)
    too hard
    It's intense but flexible. You're right, though if you're working at maximum effort on every exercise, you're not going to be able to do the full 20 seconds by the end. That's good because it shows you're working hard.

    The intensity has to be there to reap the benefits - because we're only working for 15-20 minutes.


    Your first 20 seconds is going to be a lot better than your last 20 seconds. That's normal and that's the way its designed.


    The goal isn't to work for the full 20 seconds, goal is to work as hard as you can.

    Remember, you can always increase the rest period or switch up the exercises!

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    Anything new today?

    If not, I'm going with ab again.

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    Rest day today. Tomorrow, we'll hit legs with some stretches.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Rest day today. Tomorrow, we'll hit legs with some stretches.
    I had a rest day yesterday so I'm going to do 15 mins abs work out now
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    Go you!
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    Leg & flexibility tomorrow. Probably be a bit longer than usual.
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    Just did 15 mins abs work out
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    Sunday 14th February


    Leg workout with flexibility.

    Pyramid training

    5 burpees, 20 second rest
    10 burpees, 20 second rest
    15 burpees, 20 second rest
    10 burpees, 20 second rest
    5 burpees, 20 second rest
    (lower or raise the amount of burpees and/or rest as you see fit)

    1 minute rest

    1 minute squats

    1 minute rest

    1 minute wallsit

    1 minute rest

    Rainbows (1 minute each leg) (Great exercise for butt)

    1 minute rest

    Squat jumps 1 minute
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    Something new. Impressive.

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    Flexibility

    Flexibility is important as injury-prevention, general robustness as well as performance. Plus being flexible lets you show off.


    Start at the top and work your way down

    Rotate your neck, keeping it moving, do each way for about 10 seconds.

    Hold each exercise for between 30-40 seconds. Try and go a little deeper in the last 10 seconds.

    Triceps. Try and get your hand as far down your back as possible. Lift your head off your chest for a deeper stretch.
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    Chest. Find a wall, place your arm against it, rotate away from the wall with the rest of your body
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    Back
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    Glutes - In this photo, he's stretching his right glute, grab your other leg and bring it as close as you can to your body to increase the stretch.

    Hamstrings - Sit on the floor, try and touch your toesQuads
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    Groin - place your elbows on your knees and push down for a deeper stretch
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    Calves - Keep your rear heel on the floor for a deeper stretch
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