Fitness/Dieting

  • JeepDude87

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    Jan 17, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    I'm the same way. The only encouragement I can give you is to advise you to stop looking in the mirror. You generally won't see any results until you've been at it for many months if not years. Do just do it stay healthy for now. Results will come with the full lifestyle change.
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    Jan 17, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    Be consistent. Eat right. Get sleep. The rest will come with time (learning what works for you, what doesn't).

    Be consistent! You are not going to get the body you want in 3 months.
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    Jan 17, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Engage in an activity you like, be it soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, etc. The gym can be tedious for some. It requires a certain focus.

    For me, the gym is my private time, along with some socialization without the work element involved and it leaves me feeling and looking good. I've been doing it 39 years. I also happen to be extra good at it. I live in a world many could only dream of.

    If you regard exercise as drudgery, you need to rethink your approach to exercise. Good athletes feel good about exercise and can't wait to workout.

    Pick something you enjoy, first, and the rest will follow. As it becomes more integrated into your lifestyle, the better you'll be, and the more you'll look forward to it as part of your day.

    It's important to eat, sleep, and not get too stressed, so that you feel like activity. If you're starving, or beat, it's hard to want to be active, although being active can break those bad habit cycles.

    Fuel the furnace. Eat. Exercise. Rest. Enjoy.
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    Jan 17, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    Send me a message. I will handle you!
  • Lincsbear

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    Jan 17, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    Lots of good advice above, especially chuckystud`.

    From what you`ve written about not being consistent, I think maybe five sessions a week at the gym may be too much. You`d be better doing less and keeping that up.

    If you`re like me and find the gym a rather sterile and repetitous environment, you need to find some athletic, outdoor activity to get you moving on exercise. And enjoy it for itself, not how it`ll transform your body into something like Adonis.

    Sort out what you need to eat, give yourself plenty of rest(the often unrecognized other side of exercise) and be patient.
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    Jan 18, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    Someone else wrote on this site recently to think of going to the gym like any other routine. Would you not brush your teeth? Would you not shower in the morning? Would you not go to work? Would you not check your messages? Would you not go out with your friends? Would you not do your laundry?

    Just add the gym to the list.
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    Jan 18, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
    I think if you had a workout buddy, then you'll have the motivation you need. Try to find someone; I know it's hard.
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    Jan 21, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    kiwiLifter said" I went yesterday to the gym-worked out about 2 hours and then quit (didn't even finish my programmed work out) because I was so exhausted and felt like I needed to puke (which happens a lot)."

    That is so wrong.

    Sounds like you are trying to do one of those crazy juice head programs.

    You will definitely crash and burn.

    All those body building routines online or magazines carefully omit the fact you need to be injecting.

    I had a young skinny guy show me the one he got off the net - sets and reps for Africa! and a pic of the programmer - another bloated steroid muscle mary. The kid would be in the gym for > 2 hrs - goodluck. icon_rolleyes.gif

    You need to start a beginners STRENGTH program - squats, deadlifts, bench press, military press - do a search for "starting strength" or "5X5 strength"

    45 minutes, 3 times a week - forget 5x a week, 2hr plus session - that is just bull shit unless you are injecting.

    Remember food and rest are just as important parts of the equation.
    The workouts here on RJ are actually great for beginners.
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    Jan 22, 2014 4:36 AM GMT
    kiwiLifter said" I went yesterday to the gym-worked out about 2 hours and then quit (didn't even finish my programmed work out) because I was so exhausted and felt like I needed to puke (which happens a lot)."

    That is so wrong.

    Sounds like you are trying to do one of those crazy juice head programs.

    You will definitely crash and burn.

    All those body building routines online or magazines carefully omit the fact you need to be injecting.

    I had a young skinny guy show me the one he got off the net - sets and reps for Africa! and a pic of the programmer - another bloated steroid muscle mary. The kid would be in the gym for > 2 hrs - goodluck. icon_rolleyes.gif

    You need to start a beginners STRENGTH program - squats, deadlifts, bench press, military press - do a search for "starting strength" or "5X5 strength"

    45 minutes, 3 times a week - forget 5x a week, 2hr plus session - that is just bull shit unless you are injecting.

    Remember food and rest are just as important parts of the equation.

    Deadlifts can be very very dangerous if you don't have perfect form. I would argue, not even worth it.
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    Jan 22, 2014 5:23 AM GMT
    kiwiLifter said
    Ajjax said
    Deadlifts can be very very dangerous if you don't have perfect form. I would argue, not even worth it.


    You need good form not perfect, doubt you will get perfect form on your last 1 or 2 reps on the last set anyway.

    They are no more risky than any other exercise, I would warn anyone to be careful about the BENCH PRESS which is responsible for a lot of shoulder injuries.

    Have you got references for your claim about deadlifts being so dangerous or is it just because of the letters D E A D in the name that you think they must be so dangerous?




    You're comparing permanent spinal damage to shoulder injury.
    It's completely different.
    And yes you do need perfect form. Bending your back even slightly can and will slip a disk. No one ever slipped a disk doing chin-ups or push-ups.