What’s your gym routine?

Macsky

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Livestock Farmer
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Highland
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Bones

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Location
n Ireland
Lifted a tonne of leeks yesterday between 3 of us then a bigger group of us topped and tailed them. The 35 year old guy who helps us was a distance behind me and the 17 year old who’s at the local rugby academy also couldn’t quite keep up.
I turned 56 last month. What’s this gym thing you speak of?
It's a place to look and perve at the curvie female species , once you start you'll never quit,
 

SteveHants

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Livestock Farmer
Lifted a tonne of leeks yesterday between 3 of us then a bigger group of us topped and tailed them. The 35 year old guy who helps us was a distance behind me and the 17 year old who’s at the local rugby academy also couldn’t quite keep up.
I turned 56 last month. What’s this gym thing you speak of?
Its you doing something specific you have trained your body to do over several years/decades which he has not, you'd really hope that you are better at it. I can remember much the same feeling when shovelling aggregates into the back of a tipper with my mates dad when I was 19ish - I'd been a county swimmer, the training wasn't conducive to shovelling. I bet I was a faster swimmer though. :p

Who has better Rugby Skills?
Who would win over a 100 yard dash?

He's probably trained for those (or at least, you'd hope he had)

You could, if you so chose make training/conditioning slightly work specific - something I played around with to reduce injury. For me, that meant some of the Olympic lifts, weighted sleds, "Farmer's" carries, rubber "atlas" stones, log press etc.

Other than that, I trained strength and conditioning for Rugby in my later years (more or less).

Now I just do it for fun really, I like being stronger than I was this time last week and am thinking of entering an amateur strongman next year (if being 42 with a slight physical disability doesn't make me think its a stupid idea). Its fun to have goals - Just before Christmas, I deadlifted 200KG at 84KG body mass. It's probably small potatoes to some people, but Id been going at 200 for ages so I was dead pleased.

These things keep us sane/motivated and provide headspace away from work.
 

Muddyroads

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Location
Devon
Its you doing something specific you have trained your body to do over several years/decades which he has not, you'd really hope that you are better at it. I can remember much the same feeling when shovelling aggregates into the back of a tipper with my mates dad when I was 19ish - I'd been a county swimmer, the training wasn't conducive to shovelling. I bet I was a faster swimmer though. :p

Who has better Rugby Skills?
Who would win over a 100 yard dash?

He's probably trained for those (or at least, you'd hope he had)

You could, if you so chose make training/conditioning slightly work specific - something I played around with to reduce injury. For me, that meant some of the Olympic lifts, weighted sleds, "Farmer's" carries, rubber "atlas" stones, log press etc.

Other than that, I trained strength and conditioning for Rugby in my later years (more or less).

Now I just do it for fun really, I like being stronger than I was this time last week and am thinking of entering an amateur strongman next year (if being 42 with a slight physical disability doesn't make me think its a stupid idea). Its fun to have goals - Just before Christmas, I deadlifted 200KG at 84KG body mass. It's probably small potatoes to some people, but Id been going at 200 for ages so I was dead pleased.

These things keep us sane/motivated and provide headspace away from work.
It’s an interesting one. We’ve only been growing veg for 2 years and Matt has helped us out for much of that time, so there isn’t much difference in the amount that we’re used to the work. As we discussed while we were working though, it’s the stamina element which is quite different. At 16 I ran the Hereford marathon, whereas he really struggles to do anything other than short sprints. Most of my days seem to be on the tractor, but when we’re lambing I’m regularly walking 25-30000 steps per day without any problems. Without generalising too much it does seem that a lot of youngsters these days struggle with stamina for some reason.
 

SteveHants

Member
Livestock Farmer
It’s an interesting one. We’ve only been growing veg for 2 years and Matt has helped us out for much of that time, so there isn’t much difference in the amount that we’re used to the work. As we discussed while we were working though, it’s the stamina element which is quite different. At 16 I ran the Hereford marathon, whereas he really struggles to do anything other than short sprints. Most of my days seem to be on the tractor, but when we’re lambing I’m regularly walking 25-30000 steps per day without any problems. Without generalising too much it does seem that a lot of youngsters these days struggle with stamina for some reason.
If he's a Rugby Academy type, depending on position, he won't have trained much long distance type training, I think (I might be wrong) that training has become more specific than that. The game is a lot of sprints followed by contact.
I suspect he could spend nigh on 80 minutes sprinting, resting and sprinting again.

When I first started playing Rugby League back in the 90s, we'd be dropped 3 miles from training and have to run back to the ground to start training.... :ROFLMAO:
 

Kidds

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Horticulture
I'd been a county swimmer, the training wasn't conducive to shovelling. I bet I was a faster swimmer though.
I once criticised a younger lad working for me who was fannying around trying to rope some bales on a trailer.
His reply was that he could probably throw a cricket ball further than me. (WTF?)
"It's not a cricket ball though is it so stop fecking about and throw the bloody rope all the way over!"
:D

Yes the younger ones seem to lack stamina, and ability to cope with cold weather. I can also remember my Dad saying the same to me and no doubt my Grandad to him. (as he ran around with 2cwt feed sacks on his back
 

MRT

Member
I once criticised a younger lad working for me who was fannying around trying to rope some bales on a trailer.
His reply was that he could probably throw a cricket ball further than me. (WTF?)
"It's not a cricket ball though is it so stop fecking about and throw the bloody rope all the way over!"
:D

Yes the younger ones seem to lack stamina, and ability to cope with cold weather. I can also remember my Dad saying the same to me and no doubt my Grandad to him. (as he ran around with 2cwt feed sacks on his back
They are generally leaner, the cold and sudden hunger doesn't affect me now I have grown a nice fat behind!
 

Bevelgear

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Trade
Location
Clare Ireland
gym once a weak, whatever the PT says, usually depends on what parts are giving most grief. I have wear and tear in my shoulders-one described as unstable, funny it used to stop at point and not go further but not be sore could be impossible to put on a jumper somedays. other main proplem is mechanical damage to lower spine, various workouts to balance out the muscles around spine, and strengthen around shoulder.

planks pushups and various machines and weight lifts
My shoulders were a bit "clunky"but started overhead pressing with 20 kg barbell 3 sets of 15 and very quickly got much stronger over about 6-12 months and now press 55kg including the bar for for 3 sets of 8-10 reps and my shoulders feel much more stable . Really suprised me because I had always thought "my shoulders are just not good". That said I was also doing bent rows and bench presses and dead lifts etc. I would recommend looking at the athleanx YouTube channel to know how to safely perform standing press to avoid shoulder damage though
 

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