Gym (Mis?)Adventures

I consider myself a gym regular. I gym regularly. This would probably be the definition, no? I usually go to the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, but will occasionally gym at home, because my condo has a fairly decent gym (for a condo), or even at Hart House if there is no other option. I’ve only ever been to Goldring once, but wasn’t a huge fan because the lights shine directly into my eyes when I bench. Now, being a gym regular, I consider myself somewhat well-versed in gym etiquette. While normally I don’t experience any issues in the gym, every now and then something stupid happens and I just don’t understand how people can live this way.

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Edmond, Why

After a long hiatus, here is a blog post.

We had our first fit test of the 2017-2018 season a couple Thursdays ago at A4A. It was really more of a baseline test, as none of our subsequent tests will resemble it in any way. The point was to give our recruits (and vets) a general idea of where they stand compared to everybody else and to see what they might need to work or focus on.

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Final Fitness Test

The final NDRC fitness test of the 2015-2016 season is now over! Huzzah!

No more pain for at least another half year.

Highlights of the test, which spanned over several days due to people testing at different times:

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Bench PR

We had our second NDRC fitness test of the season today. I died. But that’s how fit tests are.

One thing I love about team fit tests is that you have your team around you cheering you on and you’re all suffering together. I don’t know about other teams, but every team I’ve been on has always had a wonderfully positive attitude with everybody hoping everybody else does well and encouraging each other. While it is true that we are competing against each other, there is no bitter rivalry or bad feeling between teammates because at the same time, we’re all on the same team and part of the same family.

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Happy New Year!

I’m two days late but I don’t think anybody really cares all that much.

I was originally going to try out a snappy title: “New Year’s Resolutions be Damned,” but decided instead on a more positive start to 2016.

I didn’t actually make any resolutions for the new year. However, one of my original resolutions for the holiday season itself was to do (unweighted) pullups regularly as per my regular schedule, which is three times a week. I’ve been pretty good and accomplished 5/6 workouts. Unfortunately for the last one, which I was supposed to do on Friday, I forgot about. I then resolved to do it on Saturday, which I again forgot about. Then I decided pullups be damned and decided not to do them at all.

Well, so much for that.

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Setting a Good Example

Yesterday, I was super impressed by two of my teammates.

On Monday evenings, NDRC has team practices where we do circuit training together. One of the exercises we did involved half the group doing 4 x 10 clean and presses while the other half did this weird plate passing thing followed by 3 x 10 pullups along with 3 x 20 mountain climbers.

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