Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    good stuff, thanks. If there's more (anyone) don't be shy.

    plus if you think this is a good/bad idea.


    7 months is too far out if anything. I think shooting for 2-3 months would be more productive. Your event will seem too abstract past that horizon, and unless you are an extremely disciplined guy, youre not going to make the most of all that time.

    3 months out, and you're going to feel the urgency to make every day count.

    There is also the benefit of getting a race under your belt. Finishing a race is going to tell you things about how you need to train for the next event than any amount of reading on the interwebs.
     
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    Is there something to those pre-wo stims? Stuff like jack3d and those products?


    Yeah, it has made many people rich.. [​IMG]

    Seriously, you don't need that crap. Just take some carbs and protein before your workout and you'll do just fine. AFAIK, the only supplement that isn't a complete waste of money is creatine.
     
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    7 months is too far out if anything. I think shooting for 2-3 months would be more productive. Your event will seem too abstract past that horizon, and unless you are an extremely disciplined guy, youre not going to make the most of all that time.

    3 months out, and you're going to feel the urgency to make every day count.

    There is also the benefit of getting a race under your belt. Finishing a race is going to tell you things about how you need to train for the next event than any amount of reading on the interwebs.


    x2

    I would also look around for Sprint Triathlons. You could probably pull one off in a month or so, depending on how truly out of shape you are.

    Start small. Don't go out and run 3-5 miles your first time, just do an easy 1-2. Work into things gradually or you could possibly be dealing with some sort of injury soon.

    A lot (most) of your recovering and performance is going to be dependent on your diet.
     
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    x2 I would also look around for Sprint Triathlons. You could probably pull one off in a month or so, depending on how truly out of shape you are. Start small. Don't go out and run 3-5 miles your first time, just do an easy 1-2. Work into things gradually or you could possibly be dealing with some sort of injury soon. A lot (most) of your recovering and performance is going to be dependent on your diet.
    yeah, that's what I'm thinking. a bit of training, then a (sprint or two) as practice for a proper one. K, thanks guys
     
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    Is there something to those pre-wo stims? Stuff like jack3d and those products?

    Friend has that, I think, but I suspect it's going to do anything for me. I mean, I never got even the jitters w/ EC on full dose, and that's a fair stim in its own right. I'm pretty tolerant to caffeine as well.

    Maybe it's time to cut down on that mochalatte [​IMG]


    Almost all pre-workout stims are a waste of money. They combine high amounts of sugar and caffeine for a quick boost of energy which goes away fairly soon and become ineffective after a short time (usually a couple of weeks). You're better off going with a good carb source and popping a caffeine pill that you can grab for like $4x100 if you need the extra energy instead of spending $50 for *maybe* a months supply.
     
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    got something you wanna say, bryce?

    Nah, replied to something and then realized it was several pages back and not relevant anymore.
     
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    I'll echo the uselessness of most supplements. Unless you're an elite level lifter/athlete, the minor benefits you may derive from such things are inconsequential. You'd be much better off just fixing your diet and workout program.
     
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    What the crap... winning lifts at 1:35 and 7:45
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    Yeah, I think just sticking to BCAA before lifting will be enough for me.
     
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    Random thought: genetics fucking piss me off.

    nah dude genetics makes things more fun. how boring would it be if you had six packs with 400 deadlift without trying.
     
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    nah dude genetics makes things more fun. how boring would it be if you had six packs with 400 deadlift without trying.

    uh...not boring at all. that'd be awesome
     
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    how uninteresting. that's like the middle schooler who plays 8 comp v 1 starcraft on power overwhelming. no skill improvement and fun at first but easily tiring.
     
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    how uninteresting. that's like the middle schooler who plays 8 comp v 1 starcraft on power overwhelming. no skill improvement and fun at first but easily tiring.

    it'd be more productive to spend your time elsewhere instead of the gym [​IMG]
     
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    it'd be more productive to spend your time elsewhere instead of the gym [​IMG]

    don't you have fun at the gym? I do. It's one of the few place I can be alone with my thoughts and the only thing that I have in mind is pushing that frikking bar. Personally, I see it as a long term activity/hobby rather than ''get that 6-pack for summer'' so I wouldn't really trade it for perfect genetics.
     
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    i guess different strokes for different ppl. i like lifting weights. oddly exhilarating and i'm in a good mood rest of the day
     

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