Normal bodies

  • Goofeyman

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    Apr 10, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    I feel sorry for the normal bodied men out there. Those who don't have access to a weight machine.

    We can't show instant results. Because of my back I walk...up and down in order to loose weight and build muscle.

    I don't demand anything
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    I have no clue what you are trying to say here.
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    I think he's saying that some guys can't develop "hot" bodies for physiological reasons, and their exercise is limited to certain kinds of activities.

    What I have been finding is that fitness is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. What we put into our bodies as fuel has a lot to do with how we look, feel and act. No use putting crappy gas into a Ferrari or a Porsche, the engine will get ruined. Good nutrtion and diet = guys who are fit and healthy even though they have average-looking bodies.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 10, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    big guy there are tons of guys with regular bodies who have bf and/or gf. however, if you are looking for a muscular guy you should at least offer it in return. anyhow, you can still workout. hell you can buy weights and resistance bands to workout. if you ever need any help getting a better body shoot me a email. i can help you out
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    Apr 10, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    I'm still boggled at why im replying here but whats a "normal body" ?
    and is normal bad?
    why feel sorry for those who dont have access to weights...?
    weightless workouts will get u jacked....and fast....
    i have lil respect for my dad, dont really like the guy
    his back has been fused 4 times....
    but he's 61 and looks great and is very fit
    a bad bad isnt an excuse to be unfit
    get creative
    downers and complainers are the scum of the earth
    showing humility and being great full for what ever u have can go a long way






  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Apr 10, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    He's saying he's totally J he can't lift b/c of his back
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    Apr 10, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    I have two herniated disks. The full home gym does me no good since I can't use it like I used to; however, I also know enough other exercises that I really don't need all the fancy stuff. Gimme an exercise ball, an Iron Gym thingy that fits in the door frame for pullups, and a couple 15-20 lb dumbbells, and that's all I need. The rest of my body composition is controlled via diet. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 11, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    You don't have to lift weights to get in shape. Proper eating and basic calisthenics will work for most people.
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    Apr 11, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    Have you heard of Sean T(?)'s Insanity? They only use their own body weights. It has given people crazy results without lifting weights.

    In fact, try it with things like pushups and plank. You only use your own body weight and do them at an incline- thus, chances of injuries are greatly reduced. Go slow. Either raise your legs off the floor, or raise your hands off the floor. They don't hurt your back, and generally improve your upper and forearms, shoulders, between neck and shoulders in upper back, fingers, and wrist muscles. Additionally, to a lesser extent: abdomen, thighs, lower back, and buttocks. That covers well over 3/4 of your body. Try the pushup challenge with us.

    Similarly, you can do things like pull ups that can also work out your torso and arms.

    Try pilates, although generally seen as women's domain-they are probably one of the best things you can do for your body. Pilates is also regaining ground amongst men.

    And as others said, everything else is from proper nutrition.

    I don't use weights.
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    Apr 11, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    carminea saidHave you heard of Sean T(?)'s Insanity? They only use their own body weights. It has given people crazy results without lifting weights.

    In fact, try it with things like pushups and plank. You only use your own body weight and do them at an incline- thus, chances of injuries are greatly reduced. Go slow. Either raise your legs off the floor, or raise your hands off the floor. They don't hurt your back, and generally improve your upper and forearms, shoulders, between neck and shoulders in upper back, fingers, and wrist muscles. Additionally, to a lesser extent: abdomen, thighs, lower back, and buttocks. That covers well over 3/4 of your body. Try the pushup challenge with us.

    Similarly, you can do things like pull ups that can also work out your torso and arms.

    Try pilates, although generally seen as women's domain-they are probably one of the best things you can do for your body. Pilates is also regaining ground amongst men.

    And as others said, everything else is from proper nutrition.

    I don't use weights.


    When I went to my vet a couple of weeks ago, I was amazed by how much fitter he looks compared to when I last saw him several months ago. He swears it is due to doing the Insanity program and has stopped going to the gym altogether.

    I was impressed enough that I've considered getting it myself.
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    Apr 11, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    You can do a lot without a gym membership even—look at prisoners! In fact I think a lot of guys overlook bodyweight exercises and if you can't lift yourself up then you're not really all that strong.

    Walking is a great exercise and you can also get into shape with swimming. Look for the exercises you can do instead of feeling limited by what you can't.
  • DeadLiftr

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    Apr 13, 2011 3:40 PM GMT

    There's always going to be an excuse, but there's always a way to overcome it too.
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    Apr 13, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    Cgavic saidI feel sorry for the normal bodied men out there. Those who don't have access to a weight machine.

    We can't show instant results. Because of my back I walk...up and down in order to loose weight and build muscle.

    I don't demand anything


    I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say here, but let me take a stab at it. Basically, you're saying normal bodied men usually don't have cars and therefore don't have access to gyms. And you joined a site called "Realjocks" because you like squirrels. Am I close?