Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    I don't get people who think working out should be "fun" or "light" - I mean a workout should be heavy, tedious work. Big poundage on heavy, basic lifts that afterwards leave you feeling like a fucking bus hit you straight on.

    I wouldn't mind hearing other opinions about this, but I tend to believe a work out should be difficult and it is the difficulty of it that leaves you feeling invigorated, refreshed, energized. When I come out of a work out exhausted, I'm probably stalling / plateauing.
     


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    I fucked up my knee at judo last night. I've never had a knee injury before, but this fucking hurts. The thought of having to extend my leg to walk hurts. I'm just hoping that it isn't going to last.
     


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    Hot humid days dont make me want to work out. Regardless, in a few minutes i will go to the gym and set a few PRs.
     


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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Found a twenty dollar bill on my morning 5k.
     


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    I set a PR by benching 240 lbs today. My left arm is still shy of 14 inches at its widest point.

    WTF?
     


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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Low reps, high weight, strength training. High reps, low weight, size training.

    Right?
     


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    HgaleK Senior member

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    Low reps, high weight, strength training. High reps, low weight, size training.

    Right?


    I'm pretty sure that the final consensus was more calories in than out is size and strength and that fewer in than out was strength training. I've gained muscle doing both, and gained plenty of strength doing either form.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Low reps, high weight, strength training. High reps, low weight, size training.

    Right?


    ACSM says: 4-6 RM strength, 8-12 RM hypertrophy
     


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    ACSM says: 4-6 RM strength, 8-12 RM hypertrophy

    This is what I've been doing for the last 3 months. In another month I'll switch to high weight low reps for 3 months. So far so good. I'm getting what I want out of this.
     


  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    It's really satisfying to realize that after just a couple weeks of working out and running, you can notice serious results.
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    just thought i'd post my schedule for analysis. i've been doing it for about a month. It's a four day cycle, although it doesn't necessarily get completed in a week, more like 8-9 days. Seeing some decent gains.

    Day One. Chest and Triceps:
    Bench 5x5
    Incline Dumbbell press 5x5
    Flies 5x8
    Skull Crushers 5x5
    Rope Pull down 3x8

    Day Two. Back and biceps:
    Weighted Pullups 5x5
    Deadlifts 5x5
    Seated Row 4x8
    Lat pull-down 3x8
    EZ bar curls 3x8

    Day 3 Shoulders and traps:
    Military Press 5x5
    Dumbbell Press 5x5
    Lateral raise 3x8
    Shrugs 4x6

    Day 4 Legs and Abs:
    Squat 5x5
    Leg Press 5x5
    Calf Raises 3x15-20
    Supersets of Leg raises and decline situps and oblique turny thing.


    May seem weird dedicating a whole day to shoulders, but it's one area i really wanna focus on at the moment in terms of proportions.

    Not taking any supplements cos i can't afford. Eggs are amazing. Milk gives me really bad skin. Might try soy milk.
     


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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    It's really satisfying to realize that after just a couple weeks of working out and running, you can notice serious results.

    Most people see their first change at six weeks so consider yourself lucky.

    Not taking any supplements cos i can't afford. Eggs are amazing. Milk gives me really bad skin. Might try soy milk.

    Don't do soy.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Most people see their first change at six weeks so consider yourself lucky.

    Well it's been more like 4 weeks for me, with a better (albeit not perfect) diet and running and lifting. Not seeing huge results, but even little things like clothes feeling a little loose is encouraging.
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Don't do soy.

    Is this to do with the phytoestrogens? i'm a bit skeptical about some of the reasons behind people advising against soy.
     


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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    I look at it like this - If you are skeptical, then eat something you are not skeptical of. I don't know if soy is good or bad, but I just don't see GOOD reasons to eat it, either way. The only thing I would consider using it for is 1 cup of the stuff a day on oats if I were wildly lactose intolerant, but I would probably take a lactaide pill and still drink whole milk instead.
     


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