I hate weight lifting!!!

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    Sep 20, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    I'm just getting back into it again after having laid off it for about a month. I had a bit going on with moving apartments and taking trips back to Portland to visit family who I never get the chance to see and it kept me away from the gym. However, in the meantime, I did continue my running and so cardio I managed to fill in.

    But oh my God, I'm out of it! I feel so dead! Everything's sore and shaking. I love cardio because I can actually do it. But weight lifting...Remind me why weight training is necessary... icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    cos otherwise your body looks like shit, you get fat and you get ill.

    That is all.
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Damn it! I hate when you're right.
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    You can stay in pretty good shape with just doing cardio.
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    Scotticus saidI hate weight lifting!!!
    Here's a picture to describe how much my heart bleeds for you:
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    A little extra glutamine goes a long way battling DOMS. Its a cheap amino too.
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    My sister texted me with the same exact dilemma. What you gotta do is start supplementing with protein and possibly amino acids in order to recover quicker. I highly recommend aminos (and agree with the guy above me who suggests glutamine). The lactic acid you're feeling is going to take some getting used to. Trust me- I was complaining about it when I first started weight lifting back when I was 13, but the results are def worth it.
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    To quote my college coach: "shut the fuck up and lift.". icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Really?

    I hate doing cardio it's so boring. But I love weight lifting.

    After a few weeks you will be a lot less sore after lifting so just keep at it. I remember the first day I lifted I couldn't straighten my arm for like 3 days. My bicep got worked so hard it wouldn't extend at all, unless I pulled my arm straight with my other arm.

    Now I love when I feel sore. It's a good feeling.
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    I'm like Wolverine. I like lifting more than cardio. My theory is that if you have to pick just one, pick weight lifting because if you keep your rests between sets short enough, you get a bit of a cardio workout plus you're building strength at the same time.
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    wolverinecub86 saidReally?

    I hate doing cardio it's so boring. But I love weight lifting.

    After a few weeks you will be a lot less sore after lifting so just keep at it. I remember the first day I lifted I couldn't straighten my arm for like 3 days. My bicep got worked so hard it wouldn't extend at all, unless I pulled my arm straight with my other arm.

    Now I love when I feel sore. It's a good feeling.



    ditto that
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Scotticus saidI hate weight lifting!!!
    Here's a picture to describe how much my heart bleeds for you:
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    win.
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    when i dont lift, i eat nothing. and i mean nothing... except starbucks coffee ;-)
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Weight lifting I find so boring and tedious and repetitive. I go back to it every few weeks. I could swim or run outdoors for hours and have tons of fun doing it!

    My advice for lifting is just take the time to do it - it passes quicker than you think.
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    Sep 21, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    I'm gonna have to look into the amino acids and the glutamine supplementation. For now, all I got is my Optimum Nutrition whey. Which is still a good protein boost. And for dinner tonight, three chicken quesadillas on the carb balance tortillas. Fresh chicken I cooked on my brand new George Foreman grill I got as an early birthday present. Suffice to say, it was delish. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Honestly I have always hated working out. I wish I was like a lot of guys who just love going to the gym, etc but that has never been me.
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    Sep 21, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    I'm the opposite too. I'd much rather do weight lifting. I like feeling the "good" kind of sore afterward. It's much easier to challenge myself and to track myself. In the end, though, I do a lot more cardio because I know it's what I need.
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    Sep 21, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    Not into weight lifting but i do like squats and running
  • mmmship

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    Sep 21, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    Ah..! How can weight lifting be boring? It cannot once u discover there are unlimited ways of doing and combining things. Take a break from cardio and turn to plyometrics. If u like plyo, u can add weights into plyo. Combine a bit of pilates with abs and yoga to ur overall balance and core. Fitness is far more fun than what u think it is. The gym is just a name of a place. I love lifting for its pump and some of the crazy exercises I do.
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    Sep 21, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    You can supplement as suggested, you can also try taking an epsom salt bath after a hard work out. They are awesome, and you can buy a big thing of salts for less than 5 bucks.
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    Sep 21, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    I have to say I have become more of a runner. I use to lift and love to lift weights since I was able to drive at 16. I still lift but not as quite heavy, plus I don't wanna be huge anymore. All the food you have to eat to keep it up.

    I run on the average now about 5 miles a day except weekends.
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    Sep 21, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    I'm soooo glad to know a 21 year old feels this way sometimes too! icon_lol.gif I often wonder if I feel this way because I'm getting older, but you've reminded me it can suck at any age. Thanks for that! Whew.... icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    I think because weight training builds muscle whereas cardio tends to slim all of your body down to toothpicks. Look at cyclists. They overdo it so much even their legs look like toothpicks.