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Thinking about getting these in black:
Quote: Originally Posted by AlphaAndTheOmega Just wondering, but how tall are you? About 180cm.
This might be a silly question but: Say I put on 10-20kg and build up some muscle. Will I have to continue doing stronglifts (or any other similar program) to maintain this weight? Can I use strength training for gains, then do body weight exercises (push-ups, pull-ups, etc.) for maintenance? I'm only wanting small gains. I just don't want to be underweight anymore.
Quote: Originally Posted by CasinoRoyale How tall are you? If at all possible I'd look into joining a different gym, as doing Starting Strength is probably the best way for a novice to gain strength immediately. If not look into kettlebells. There's lots of things you can do with those. And get a pull-up bar or one of those Iron Gym things. Gaining weight is about diet too so don't neglect that. If you don't eat enough you won't see many...
One potential problem: I don't think my local gym even has olympic barbells. It's a franchise business full of machines. I don't know if I'd be able to fit a power-rack into my garage. Does anybody know of any programs which use dumbbells and other similar equipment? What about body weight exercises?
I'm 22 years old and weigh 57kg (125 pounds). I'm interested in building up strength and putting on weight (70kg is my target). I've never done strength training before and or set foot in a gym. I would rather do this with minimal equipment. Where do I start?
Quote: Originally Posted by Nosu3 It is very simple to meet nutritional needs while being a vegetarian without supplements. I don't know, my sister is vegetarian and she has a terrible time. But I suspect that's because she eats quite a lot of processed food. Nobody in my family really knows how to cook from scratch (although I am learning).
Quote: Originally Posted by Nosu3 Here are some things you should know when considering "ethical" leather: Do not purchase leather products from China or India. The animals are abused/tortured and conditions are overall terrible. Synthetics may do more harm than good when considering environmental impact, also with chrome-tanned leathers Doesn't surprise me. Most the goods I am interested in are from the USA anyway. I've found out Tanner...
Like I said before, I am in no way against the killing of animals for food or other such products. What I find troubling is the disconnection between what we eat and consume and where it comes from. I like a good steak, but I also like knowing that the farmer treated it right and let it grazed on grass. I'm just wondering if I'm contradicting myself by avoiding factory farmed steak but buying leather products.
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