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post #46 of 100
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
I like the idea of doing iron crosses, but my gym doesn't have the facilities. We do have a variety of other ropes and such though, which they have announced they will be expanding soon - gyms in my area seem to be pushing these new "whole body" sorts of exercises. I forget the term they use but it involves stuff like doing push-ups with your hands or feet in free-hanging stirrups, I guess to increase core strength. Doesn't seem like a bad idea.

Ah... Sounds like my kind of gym. I've been to gyms for professional gymnasts, and the 'usual' gyms with weights / weighted machines, but I haven't encountered any which encompasses both aspects of strength training (bodyweight exercises vs weight-lifting exercises). Training with ropes are great as they train your grip like few other tools can, and it's certainly possible to do an iron-cross on 2 ropes. If the stirrups are positioned high enough, maybe they could be used as makeshift rings?

I usually alternate between free-hanging bodyweight exercises and lifting weights. IMHO, they complement each other well.
post #47 of 100
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Originally Posted by Francisco View Post
Hi there! I know this is irrelevant to clothing but I would really like to know about this. How many of you here actually go to gym to work out to maintain a good shape in order to look good on your clothes.

I love mtm and bespoke suits, but the truth I've found is that the effect of tailoring your body is almost always more effective than tailoring your clothing, so yes.
post #48 of 100
I frequent the gym 6x a week. I'm an athletic training major and a personal trainer. I actually live for fitness and nutrition.
post #49 of 100
Going to the gym... well, I don't run or do any sort of cardio besides swimming and LISS. I lift, and I lift because it's fun and empowering and I feel great after. Weight lifting is humbling and you appreciate your progress more. It's a discipline.. In all but few special cases, you don't fly to the top the way some privileged people might, like w/ money, looks, connections, etc. I am interested in building muscle but as a long term thing. I don't continually eat a certain caloric excess to gain as much muscle as I can (which isn't much at all) in a month or so. Health benefits are great. They aren't what keeps me going, but if I stop, the negative sides bring me back.. I should also add that although I do enjoy getting bigger and cutting, the mirror is definitely not what keeps me going. Like most everyone else, I wouldn't mind shedding a couple pounds in fat but lifting weights or going to the gym is not me trying to achieve that.
post #50 of 100
I also go to the gym 6x a week. It is necessary for me to stay in peek physical shape and train so I can cross train into Spec Ops. But even before I was in the service I worked out religiously. To both look good in and out of my clothes.
post #51 of 100
I would love to go out for gym but I have some timing issues with me.
post #52 of 100
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Originally Posted by Rookje View Post
Doubt that, it's very difficult to gain more than 5 lbs of muscle in a year. (Unless you had very little to begin with)

Figured I'd chime in here. A person just starting out in the gym can easily gain 20lbs of muscle in one year, without chemical helpers. The "noob gains" coupled with a good diet (IE: excess calories, quality wholesome food) and training program, are quite astounding.

I used to lift 4x week, no cardio, and 6-8k calories a day.
Bench/Dips/Incline Bench
Deadlift/Pullups/Row
OFF
Seated shoulder press/Raises/Rear Delt stuff
Squats/Lunges/Calf raise

Hoping to get back to this after shoulder surgery next month.

It certainly doesn't help with clothes fitting, that's for sure. Everything was too tight in the arms/chest/shoulders/back and loose at the waist. Bespoke here I come.
post #53 of 100
I lift quite regularly and I think it was one of the best decisions I have ever made to do so.

Helps my mind, spirit, and body. No joke.
post #54 of 100
I'm 51
4 kids 17, 14 4 and 2
I;m opening a five star hotel in Hong Kong
If I can find an hour a day to hit the gym then anyone can all do - believe me !


I lift 3x week, 2x cardio running 20 mins max intermitant sprints and row as fast as I can for 2000 meters
Bench press/Dips/Incline Bench, Pull ups, push ups *50 reps of each)
Floor swipers (90) with 100 lbs
OFF alternate days




post #55 of 100
Blick was right when he called working out the new couture. Way more important to have an attractive body on which to hang the clothes.
post #56 of 100
haTTer - I hope you forgot to list some exercises in that workout.
post #57 of 100
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Originally Posted by enginerd917 View Post
haTTer - I hope you forgot to list some exercises in that workout.

YEAH OR ELSE HES A NOBODY HAHA
post #58 of 100
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Originally Posted by enginerd917 View Post
haTTer - I hope you forgot to list some exercises in that workout.

At least he has the guts to post pics, I've noticed not many of the other 'gurus' here do that.
post #59 of 100
I didn't say anything about how he looks, but that is a terrible workout. Neglecting legs, any real back movement and too much chest.
post #60 of 100
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Originally Posted by enginerd917 View Post
I didn't say anything about how he looks, but that is a terrible workout. Neglecting legs, any real back movement and too much chest.

Sprinting and rowing don't do anything for your back?
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