Author Topic: Becoming An Advanced Athlete  (Read 28184 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #435 on: January 20, 2015, 09:28:51 pm »
0
Rugby training-

Soreness-
Left achilles tendon
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #436 on: February 27, 2015, 09:24:41 pm »
0
Haven't posted in a while but basically I'm still going to rugby training consistently but I'm not lifting weights atm.
I've got a pre-season trip to Victoria next week on the long weekend so that should be alright.
Still got the same ongoing isssues with my legs as well so nothings changed.
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #437 on: March 24, 2015, 08:37:31 am »
0
I haven't been on Adarq for ages.



That's a picture of my face after my rugby trip to Melbourne. I ended up fracturing a few bones in my cheek after a shoulder charge gone wrong.
I was playing fullback and had a 3 on 1 situation. I sprinted as fast as I could up to this Islander dude and put a hit on him but unfortunately he saw me coming and lowered himself at the last second coz I was tyring to blindside him from side on.  Somehow my face hit his head. I got up thinking I'd lost my teeth after that hit but I dropped him as well and saved the try but at the expense of my face. Worst part is I didn't even get the hit on video or anything.

This is the team we played.


My team beat them comprehensively but I was pretty concussed so I don't even remember the score haha.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 08:44:55 am by Mutumbo000 »
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

LBSS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11247
  • plugging away...
  • Respect: +5734
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #438 on: March 24, 2015, 09:51:21 am »
0
hey at least you were healthy enough to play!  :lololol:
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

handstand + backflip + flag

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #439 on: March 24, 2015, 10:14:45 am »
0
Touche.
I'm out for at least 6 weeks now though. I was in hospital for a couple of days and was lucky to avoid having a plate inserted in my face :P
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

Coges

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2378
  • Respect: +1503
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #440 on: March 24, 2015, 07:32:22 pm »
0
Fuarkkk! That's a nice shiner.

Hey you might get to spend some time lifting over the next 6 weeks though.
"Train as hard as possible, as often as possible, while staying as fresh as possible"
- Zatsiorsky

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #441 on: March 30, 2015, 09:53:00 am »
0
I cancelled my gym membership because I was never going.

I've just been training at rugby twice a week and doing some jogs for cardio lately. I've let the 9-5 lifestyle consume me :-X
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 09:55:33 am by Mutumbo000 »
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

Coges

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2378
  • Respect: +1503
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #442 on: March 30, 2015, 06:52:54 pm »
0
I cancelled my gym membership because I was never going.

I've just been training at rugby twice a week and doing some jogs for cardio lately. I've let the 9-5 lifestyle consume me :-X

Mate the 9-5 gets us all at one stage or another.
"Train as hard as possible, as often as possible, while staying as fresh as possible"
- Zatsiorsky

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #443 on: June 05, 2015, 09:47:42 am »
+1
I cancelled my gym membership because I was never going.

I've just been training at rugby twice a week and doing some jogs for cardio lately. I've let the 9-5 lifestyle consume me :-X

Mate the 9-5 gets us all at one stage or another.

I miss this place. I've held down a job for the last 18 months and have bought a couple of investment properties. Earning 70k a year but still pursuing a career and always feeling anxious about my job security. I'm really out of shape- haven't exercised properly since 2013 and just been drinking lots of beer and smoking. It's weird when I didn't have a job and was just running/exercising everyday I always wanted money but at the same time I felt pure and I was sober and had discipline. These days I've got a lot of financial discipline (always have) but I feel like I lost my roots and I'm missing something. I want to get back into running but as soon as my friends or the weekend comes the short term gratification of partying is always 2 hard to overcome. After my injury from rugby this season I've only played a couple of games and have completely lost interest in training or playing just can't be fucked. I guess it goes back to the old saying of 'it's always easier to keep up than it is to catch up'. For me it's really depressing because I was the fastest in my life back in 2008. 7 years later I'm 24 years old and just feel like I'm on the athletic scrap heap. Do I put the hours in on working and getting promotions or do I go back to exercising and trying to beat PBs even though there's nothing but financial opportunity cost? That's the struggle that I deal with and right now I'm choosing the career but probably when I get older I'll end up regretting it. It sounds easy to do both but for me I'm an all or nothing type person.  :( :-\
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

maxent

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2243
  • Respect: +1399
    • View Profile
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #444 on: June 05, 2015, 09:51:57 am »
+1
Can understand the all or nothing mindset. I'm the same. But doing something is better than nothing, you could put yourself on a slow but gradual path of improvement. It might not get you in PR territory for a long time (12 months say) but you'll get there eventually without requiring a lot of commitment. And then you could maintain that until life gives you a couple of months to focus on training to push to new PRs? Just a thought. Good to see you posting here again.
Making a new strength setpoint of 75/100/150 on OHP/BP/BS.

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #445 on: June 05, 2015, 10:03:17 am »
0
Can understand the all or nothing mindset. I'm the same. But doing something is better than nothing, you could put yourself on a slow but gradual path of improvement. It might not get you in PR territory for a long time (12 months say) but you'll get there eventually without requiring a lot of commitment. And then you could maintain that until life gives you a couple of months to focus on training to push to new PRs? Just a thought. Good to see you posting here again.

Yeah that sounds like a good idea. Instead of going in like a bull out of a gate I need to just take it slow. A % of something is better than 100% of nothing.
"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

LBSS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11247
  • plugging away...
  • Respect: +5734
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #446 on: June 05, 2015, 05:33:25 pm »
+2
yeah and maybe it's better to set a different goal than you used to have. like, train for a 5k and try to run it in 18:00. or deadlift 200kg. whatever. just something hard but discrete and simple.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

handstand + backflip + flag

T0ddday

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1343
  • Respect: +1114
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #447 on: November 23, 2015, 01:39:05 am »
+5
Do I put the hours in on working and getting promotions or do I go back to exercising and trying to beat PBs even though there's nothing but financial opportunity cost? That's the struggle that I deal with and right now I'm choosing the career but probably when I get older I'll end up regretting it. It sounds easy to do both but for me I'm an all or nothing type person.  :( :-\

Sorry to call you out on this but when you set up a false dichotomy your asking for it...

Your not choosing a career, your choosing to be a lazy drunk corporate drone   Your telling yourself that the career comes with being a lazy SOB when in fact it's not true at all...  Some of the best advice I got was that when life hits your hard and training suffers (happens to all of us who don't earn a living strictly from sport whether it's travel, work, kids, etc)...  THAT is when you have to double down and be diligent and extra careful about what's still entirely in your control ( diet, drugs, drinking, lifestyle ).   I get so frustrated when people ask me to train them and I start talking diet and the first thing they say is "Well I CANT seriously give up alcohol...".    Well, then you seriously don't want to succeed.  I was talking to a training and now business partner of mine about this mindset - this guy is one of the most happy-go-lucky playboy lifestyle guys you will meet and he will tell you that before his first Olympics he didn't drink a drop of alcohol from age 20-25.  He didn't stay out late.  He was laser focused, finished school, got a job, and still ended up becoming a 2x Olympian.

I don't mean to suggest that the Olympics is in your cards or that your job might not make training a bit harder; some of the advice from the others (new goal - 200kg deadlift or something might be in order)...  but whatever you choose to focus on my advice is be different.  You will actually succeed more in your career being the weird guy that doesn't get drunk after work because he has to train for a dream/goal than following the others to the bar.

Don't be afraid to lie if necessary to your coworkers either.  And by that I mean embellish your goals a bit if it's necessary for them to understand why something means a lot to you.  Maybe the won't understand the goal of dunking a basketball - so lie, tell them that your dream is to make the olympics are run the 200m for Australia and while you are a longshot you are giving it all you got...  It's a white lie that will get them to understand why you go to bed early and get up and seek out the nearest track.   It will help them understand why you order weird or less food than they do and why you don't drink alcohol and although it might shock some it will actually garner you a lot of respect in your career.  And when they are hungover slobs at meetings and your feeling great because you throw up on the track instead of in the bar bathroom and the only high you get is when you have one two many scoops of preworkout they will be envious of the fact that your strange lifestyle actually makes you perform better at your job... 

You can have both.  You need to have both.  Get one girl (maximum 2) get them on the same page as you dedicate yourself to something.  I'm older than you and I can promise you that the girls and parties do not go away.   A million men have gotten fat and gone broke chasing women - but nobody ever lost out on women by chasing money and success.   You won't regret the partying you missed if you have something to show for it.  Don't fool yourself.

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2661
  • Respect: +1912
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #448 on: November 23, 2015, 07:51:36 am »
+2
Do I put the hours in on working and getting promotions or do I go back to exercising and trying to beat PBs even though there's nothing but financial opportunity cost? That's the struggle that I deal with and right now I'm choosing the career but probably when I get older I'll end up regretting it. It sounds easy to do both but for me I'm an all or nothing type person.  :( :-\

Sorry to call you out on this but when you set up a false dichotomy your asking for it...

Your not choosing a career, your choosing to be a lazy drunk corporate drone   Your telling yourself that the career comes with being a lazy SOB when in fact it's not true at all...  Some of the best advice I got was that when life hits your hard and training suffers (happens to all of us who don't earn a living strictly from sport whether it's travel, work, kids, etc)...  THAT is when you have to double down and be diligent and extra careful about what's still entirely in your control ( diet, drugs, drinking, lifestyle ).   I get so frustrated when people ask me to train them and I start talking diet and the first thing they say is "Well I CANT seriously give up alcohol...".    Well, then you seriously don't want to succeed.  I was talking to a training and now business partner of mine about this mindset - this guy is one of the most happy-go-lucky playboy lifestyle guys you will meet and he will tell you that before his first Olympics he didn't drink a drop of alcohol from age 20-25.  He didn't stay out late.  He was laser focused, finished school, got a job, and still ended up becoming a 2x Olympian.

I don't mean to suggest that the Olympics is in your cards or that your job might not make training a bit harder; some of the advice from the others (new goal - 200kg deadlift or something might be in order)...  but whatever you choose to focus on my advice is be different.  You will actually succeed more in your career being the weird guy that doesn't get drunk after work because he has to train for a dream/goal than following the others to the bar.

Don't be afraid to lie if necessary to your coworkers either.  And by that I mean embellish your goals a bit if it's necessary for them to understand why something means a lot to you.  Maybe the won't understand the goal of dunking a basketball - so lie, tell them that your dream is to make the olympics are run the 200m for Australia and while you are a longshot you are giving it all you got...  It's a white lie that will get them to understand why you go to bed early and get up and seek out the nearest track.   It will help them understand why you order weird or less food than they do and why you don't drink alcohol and although it might shock some it will actually garner you a lot of respect in your career.  And when they are hungover slobs at meetings and your feeling great because you throw up on the track instead of in the bar bathroom and the only high you get is when you have one two many scoops of preworkout they will be envious of the fact that your strange lifestyle actually makes you perform better at your job... 

You can have both.  You need to have both.  Get one girl (maximum 2) get them on the same page as you dedicate yourself to something.  I'm older than you and I can promise you that the girls and parties do not go away.   A million men have gotten fat and gone broke chasing women - but nobody ever lost out on women by chasing money and success.   You won't regret the partying you missed if you have something to show for it.  Don't fool yourself.

Damn I got roasted!!! I appreciate the advice and the time you took to write up the response though. I will take some of the ideas on board though especially about prioritizing training over getting wasted with the boys and work colleagues.

It only took 2 years but I've finally snapped out of my slump and you'll be happy to know that I've resumed my training again (albeit by myself for now instead of with a squad).
http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/party's-over!/

"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

T0ddday

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1343
  • Respect: +1114
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« Reply #449 on: November 23, 2015, 12:23:41 pm »
+2
Wow. From awesome journal name - parties over!  It seems you already took my advice and I was late giving it!  I'll check out the new journal but great to hear that you are living your life better and making the most of it now!