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by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:38 am
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:49 am
by OpusTPenguin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:45 am
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:53 am
by DrPoove » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:13 am
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:39 am
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:45 am
OpusTPenguin wrote:7. I’ve heard chocolate milk is a good post work out drink, the nutrient mix is supposed to be good. Google it and check it out for yourself.
by rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:01 am
MacGregor78 wrote:OpusTPenguin wrote:7. I’ve heard chocolate milk is a good post work out drink, the nutrient mix is supposed to be good. Google it and check it out for yourself.Chocolate milk is used as a post workout drink in athletes trained by Coach Robert Dos Remedios. Remedios is a renowned college strength and conditioning coach in college. Chocloate milk works great after a workout and is pretty simple to find. You want to keep things as easy as possible when you are first working out
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:20 am
by DrPoove » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:29 am
Erie Warrior wrote:Multiply your current water intake by 4. I've seen the 8x8 rule (64 ozs total) as a popular bench mark, but personally found it not enough.
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:34 am
by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:04 pm
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:14 pm
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:19 pm
StewieG wrote:Thanks guys! Great advice.My goal is just to get in shape. I'm not training for a marathon, I don't want to lose X amount of pounds, I don't want to be big enough to wrestle down an adult grizzly bear or anything like that. I just want to look better, and feel better.I've done some reading, and I started myself on a 4-day a week plan (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) where I do heavy cardio on an exercise bike (I hate running and I know I wouldn't keep up with that, at least not while I'm first starting out) for about 45 minutes on Mondays and Fridays, and then on Wednesdays and Sundays I do weight training, plus about 25 minutes of the exercise bike. I do stretch (before and after the workout) and I've been drinking a ton of water, taking vitamins, that kind of stuff.My eating habits are fairly normal, although someone suggested eating 4 times a day whereas now I eat 3...sometimes 2 if I miss breakfast (I know, I really shouldn't miss it). I'm thinking of making a smoothie (real fruit, non-fat yogurt) every morning I exercise. Good idea, or no?I've been on my routine for 2 weeks now, so I guess my first goal is to get myself to the point where I really want to stay on it and don't have to force myself to go to the gym. But, I do feel much better than I did...I've noticed my stamina get better (I've added more resistance to the bike program, and more reps to the weight program already), and my mood is great. I can sit down for an hour and relax in front of the TV without feeling guilty now. It's been a positive change already for me, I just need to keep with it.If I start getting tired of the bike, should I try other things, like the elliptical or the step machine?
by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:28 pm
MacGregor78 wrote:What does your weight routine look like?I think the way you have mapped out your routine is fine. Your 4 day a week schedule will work well. A beginner can see great results from lifting weights twice a week.A fruit smoothie before your workout would be fine but not always necessary depending on when you workout as compared to the last time you eat. Make sure you are eating/drinking something with carbs and protein after your workouts.Are you a skinny guy looking to get in shape or a bigger guy looking to get in shape? how old are you (if you don't mind me asking)?
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:39 pm
StewieG wrote:MacGregor78 wrote:What does your weight routine look like?I think the way you have mapped out your routine is fine. Your 4 day a week schedule will work well. A beginner can see great results from lifting weights twice a week.A fruit smoothie before your workout would be fine but not always necessary depending on when you workout as compared to the last time you eat. Make sure you are eating/drinking something with carbs and protein after your workouts.Are you a skinny guy looking to get in shape or a bigger guy looking to get in shape? how old are you (if you don't mind me asking)?Right now my weight routine is 1 set, 12 reps at a weight where 12 is the maximum number of reps I can do. Different weight for different muscle groups, obviously. I try to hit all of the major muscle groups each time. Next week I was going to see if I could get it to 14 reps, but would I be better off going with 2 sets of 10 reps?I'm a bigger guy looking to get in shape, but I never let myself get huge. I suppose I ate well enough so that didn't happen. I'm about 5'7, 180 (where most of the weight is fat...as I've said before, I'm not in shape). I guess flabby would be the word to describe my body type. Not obese, but way, way too flabby. I'm 27 years old.
by leadpipe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:19 pm
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:24 pm
MacGregor78 wrote: remember to focus on form over weight
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:31 pm
Lead Pipe wrote:2. You should be eating every 2-3 hours. If you wanna get your metabolism stoked, you gotta feed the fire. If you are eating 2-3 times a day your metabolism is standing still. Also, the whole "Don't eat after 7" deal, well is you stay up till midnight, and haven't eaten since 7, you are carrrrying a dead metabolism right to sleep for seven/eight more hours. By eating every the 2-3 hours your metbolism is reving, including thru your sleep hours. If your lifting weights, much of your muscle growth occurs during sleep. If your metabolism is stoked at this time, you'll burn fat snoozing. Obviously a huge benefit - and the reason ther is a big push for female dieters to hit the weights. Also, from a nutrition standpoint, eat carbs with a protein as a meal. The Adkins diet is great if you wanna look good in 6 weeks. If you want to stay in shape and healthy forever, it's nonsense. There's a reason general dieters or Adkins people gain all the weight back and more after they stop - because they've spent weeks making their bodies inefficient machines. Carbs are fuel, you need them to keep the engine reving (especially when working out/cardio). Go weeks without enough carbs and you're going to bog down your engine, than, when you start to eat all of it stores as fat. I mean think about it, a diet in which you can eat 4 pounds of sausage every day is going to make you healthy? O.k.Again, there is a reason virtually every athlete across all sports in 2009 is doing interval cardio and eating several small meals a day - because it works. Some guy selling you an ab roller isn't helping anyone.By the way. No matter what routing you use to lift, if you wanna shed some excess fat, no more than 1 minute rest between sets.
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:39 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:MacGregor78 wrote: remember to focus on form over weightIf you've never lifted before, work the machines for a while first. They will isolate muscle groups to build strength with lower risk of injury. I'd stay away from the squat rack and dead lifts until you get the hang of the weights. You can still do the exercises using dumb bells, without risking serious injury (incorrect form for both lifts can be very bad).
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:50 pm
MacGregor78 wrote:A bodyweight squat is a great exercise and offers basically zero risk of injury. Get your form down using your bodyweight and then move onto a load (be it a barbell or a dumbbell). Injuries will occur when you try and add weight when you don't have your form down.
by MacGregor78 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:55 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:MacGregor78 wrote:A bodyweight squat is a great exercise and offers basically zero risk of injury. Get your form down using your bodyweight and then move onto a load (be it a barbell or a dumbbell). Injuries will occur when you try and add weight when you don't have your form down.Here is our point of contention. I just didn't want our boy Stewie to jump into the squat rack as a newbie, load on some plates, and bust a nut. Bodyweight squats are certainly fine, but that qualifier wasn't in your previous post.
by 216 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:05 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:1. Set goals. Doesn't matter what they are, just make sure you have something to work towards. 2. Exercise when you feel like shit (hung over, sick, tired)3. If you're trying to lose weight, no soda or food after 8pm. Eat 4 times a day. 4. Don't waste money on a personal trainer, unless you're a real lazy bastard. Go to the gym and watch what the trainers are doing with people.5. Don't waste money at GNC unless you can religiously get to the gym 4 times a week
by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:48 pm
by leadpipe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:32 pm
by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:39 pm
by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Lead Pipe wrote:Dude, keep eating the tuna, it's great for you. Just hold the mayo.And if you interval on the bike, twenty minutes 3 times a week, will give you larger benefits than 4 times a week at 40. Work hard for the twenty and your done.10-1-3-5-7-9 on the meals would be best. Just sneak in the couple extra with a quick little nutritional snack. If you're doing the weights and the bike you'll rev the hell out of your metabolism by not going more than 3 hours between meals.
by Bill the Butcher » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:02 pm
4thQtrGlory wrote:If we got all that, i would hang a browns flag from my boner for 2 weeks straight...
by BDFD » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:09 pm
by Guest » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:10 pm
by OpusTPenguin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:32 pm
BDFD wrote:Two words: Perfect Pushup
by BDFD » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:18 pm
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:29 pm
StewieG wrote:Ok, here's a question:Is there any inherent benefit from working out at one time over another? Like, is it better to work out at 9am instead of 9pm? Or does it not really matter either way?
by TouchEmAllTime » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:54 pm
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:57 pm
by DrPoove » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:11 pm
by leadpipe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:32 pm
by 216 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:01 pm
DrPoove wrote:Also you will run into one random old naked guy in the locker room who doesn't believe in the use of a "courtesy towel" because he's old and dammit he's earned the right not to use one.Do NOT pass out as he will give you CPR... in the nude... in front of everyone.You have been warned.
by TouchEmAllTime » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:09 pm
by StewieG » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:46 pm
BDFD wrote:Not necessarily the appropriate forum but while we are on the topic, anyone want to buy a BowFlex? My mom has one (circa 2002 model) she wants to get rid of. The thing was hardly ever used and is in mint condition from what I remember. It also has the leg attachment and the pull-down bar thing. I have no idea how much she wants for it but I know it's not much...
Bill the Butcher wrote:Man, thanks for starting this thread, Stewie.I, too, am out of shape, but not fat at all. Thanks to my godly metabolism.I figure that if I had been exercising since, say, high school... I'd probably have a Bruce Lee physique by now... or at least close to it. LOL.The only exercise I really get is playing basketball and tennis. And I don't do much of either during the winter time.
by MacGregor78 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:24 am
by MacGregor78 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:31 am
StewieG wrote:On the weights: I've been using the machines only for a couple reasons: number one, my left (non-dominant) arm is much weaker than my right arm. So I wanted to try to build up some strength in my left arm before I attempted to do free weights, because the weights would probably end up lopsided (lol) and I'd end up injuring myself. The second reason is I simply don't know the correct form when using free weights, which is why I'm going to pay for the personal trainer there.
by Guest » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:42 am
by MacGregor78 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:58 am
by Lubber » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:23 pm
by 216 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:28 pm
Lubber wrote:Stewie...Just checking in to see how the workout routine is going for you. If your routine is not working for you or you seem to not be getting the results you want, I would suggest the P90X workout. I played football and baseball in high school and college, and was always used to some sort of organized/structured workout routine. Ever since college, I have slowly gotten heavier (+100 from playing weight), and lazier mostly due to this lack of structure. I would work out from time to time, but never something organized with any goals. If I was tired, I would not work out. Well, over the long run, tired wins out more times then not.P90X is a very well structured/goal oriented routine with a different workout each day. It is definitely a ball buster, so if you are just looking for some light cardio this is not for you. But if you want to burn the fat, and work up a great sweat each day while feeling the burn. Check it out. You can get the DVD's for around $60-75 on Ebay. I started 2 weeks ago, and have already dropped 20 lbs, and feel much better, and can see my body already begin to re-shape.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:36 pm
by StewieG » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:59 pm
by jfiling » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:37 pm
by Lubber » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:06 pm
StewieG wrote:Yeah I'm still on it. Slowly but surely. It's the last week of the semester this week, and finals next week though, so I'll probably not do as well as I have been over the next couple weeks.The P90X though...do you need any equipment for it, or is it just the DVD?
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