When... When?

  • Ookami

    Posts: 76

    Oct 10, 2015 12:19 AM GMT
    When did you see results?
    When you feel stronger?
    When after workout you didn't feel like if a roadroller ran you over?
  • ardeerd

    Posts: 35

    Oct 10, 2015 1:05 PM GMT
    If you stop feeling like you got hit by a bus, you aren't pushing hard enough. Get yourself a foam roller and learn to use it. Use it even when you're sore and it hurts. That'll help the recovery.
  • Antarktis

    Posts: 213

    Oct 10, 2015 2:30 PM GMT
    Thank God...I thought this was going to be another one of those whiny ...winter is coming and I don't have a cold weather fuck buddy... threads.
  • Ookami

    Posts: 76

    Oct 11, 2015 6:08 AM GMT
    Antarktis saidThank God...I thought this was going to be another one of those whiny ...winter is coming and I don't have a cold weather fuck buddy... threads.


    HAHAHA! I complain about that with my friends everyday! But not the fuck buddy part, just that I get headaches with cold weather.
  • Ookami

    Posts: 76

    Oct 11, 2015 6:12 AM GMT
    ardeerd saidIf you stop feeling like you got hit by a bus, you aren't pushing hard enough. Get yourself a foam roller and learn to use it. Use it even when you're sore and it hurts. That'll help the recovery.


    I see, well at least I know I'm on a good way.
    I really would like to feel like I'm making progress...
    Like today I sleep for about 10 hours... I was like... Yikes! I must be really super tired lol
    I guess I would need to use a wake up alarm again.

    I find the foam roller, didn't knew what it was...
    Thanks for the advice! Will research on it!
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    Oct 11, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
    When, when.....? Are you going to put a suitable Profile pic and not one that looks like a deformed headless Pappa Smurf?
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 12, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    If after 6 weeks you are not seeing or feeling a difference, something is wrong with your training, diet, or both. This site has a lot of info on introductory meal plans and workouts to get you started, and most gyms have access to certified trainers to help their members reach their goals.

    Muscle soreness is not necessarily required for muscles to be growing, but it's a good indicator. If you do not have any delayed-onset muscle soreness, you may not be lifting at a weight/rep combination that promotes muscle growth. There are a lot of resources online to figure out one that will work for your current experience level and future goals.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

    Posts: 800

    Oct 12, 2015 6:06 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidWhen, when.....? Are you going to put a suitable Profile pic and not one that looks like a deformed headless Pappa Smurf?


    THIS could be said for too many of the folk in here, especially the most critical and inflammatory.
  • Ookami

    Posts: 76

    Oct 13, 2015 12:33 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidIf after 6 weeks you are not seeing or feeling a difference, something is wrong with your training, diet, or both. This site has a lot of info on introductory meal plans and workouts to get you started, and most gyms have access to certified trainers to help their members reach their goals.

    Muscle soreness is not necessarily required for muscles to be growing, but it's a good indicator. If you do not have any delayed-onset muscle soreness, you may not be lifting at a weight/rep combination that promotes muscle growth. There are a lot of resources online to figure out one that will work for your current experience level and future goals.


    Thank you kindly! I browsed the plans here, but they were too much, I couldn't complete them, so I "adapt them" I really fear to go to a gym again, really, maybe your gym instructor is better, but the ones i meet here... Also there's like 3 gyms on the whole city and not even 1 instructor looks as good as most guys around here... And they were unnecesarily mean...
  • Bunjamon

    Posts: 3161

    Oct 13, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    Ookami said
    Bunjamon saidIf after 6 weeks you are not seeing or feeling a difference, something is wrong with your training, diet, or both. This site has a lot of info on introductory meal plans and workouts to get you started, and most gyms have access to certified trainers to help their members reach their goals.

    Muscle soreness is not necessarily required for muscles to be growing, but it's a good indicator. If you do not have any delayed-onset muscle soreness, you may not be lifting at a weight/rep combination that promotes muscle growth. There are a lot of resources online to figure out one that will work for your current experience level and future goals.


    Thank you kindly! I browsed the plans here, but they were too much, I couldn't complete them, so I "adapt them" I really fear to go to a gym again, really, maybe your gym instructor is better, but the ones i meet here... Also there's like 3 gyms on the whole city and not even 1 instructor looks as good as most guys around here... And they were unnecesarily mean...


    Try this resource, which I chose over the others because it was the first out of the top 5ish Google hits that emphasized using body weight and actual weights instead of machines (apart from the leg press and cable machines, you can avoid machines all together): http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/the-workout-for-every-guy-the-beginners-workout

    This is the first workout, which is pretty good: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/the-workout-for-every-guy-the-beginners-workout?page=2

    Remember to start light, or with no weight at all. Depending on where you are, you can make a lot of initial progress with body weight in order to focus on form.

    If the trainers at your gym are mean, they need to get new trainers. Some people respond well (i.e. are motivated by) people who "yell" at them, but remember that the trainer works for YOU; if they are being mean, you can tell them to talk to you in a less aggressive tone. They want your money after all and will likely change their behavior to suit you.
  • Ookami

    Posts: 76

    Oct 14, 2015 7:50 AM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    Ookami said
    Bunjamon saidIf after 6 weeks you are not seeing or feeling a difference, something is wrong with your training, diet, or both. This site has a lot of info on introductory meal plans and workouts to get you started, and most gyms have access to certified trainers to help their members reach their goals.

    Muscle soreness is not necessarily required for muscles to be growing, but it's a good indicator. If you do not have any delayed-onset muscle soreness, you may not be lifting at a weight/rep combination that promotes muscle growth. There are a lot of resources online to figure out one that will work for your current experience level and future goals.


    Thank you kindly! I browsed the plans here, but they were too much, I couldn't complete them, so I "adapt them" I really fear to go to a gym again, really, maybe your gym instructor is better, but the ones i meet here... Also there's like 3 gyms on the whole city and not even 1 instructor looks as good as most guys around here... And they were unnecesarily mean...


    Try this resource, which I chose over the others because it was the first out of the top 5ish Google hits that emphasized using body weight and actual weights instead of machines (apart from the leg press and cable machines, you can avoid machines all together): http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/the-workout-for-every-guy-the-beginners-workout

    This is the first workout, which is pretty good: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/the-workout-for-every-guy-the-beginners-workout?page=2

    Remember to start light, or with no weight at all. Depending on where you are, you can make a lot of initial progress with body weight in order to focus on form.

    If the trainers at your gym are mean, they need to get new trainers. Some people respond well (i.e. are motivated by) people who "yell" at them, but remember that the trainer works for YOU; if they are being mean, you can tell them to talk to you in a less aggressive tone. They want your money after all and will likely change their behavior to suit you.


    Hey! A thousand thanks!
    Yeah! I'm starting with no weight on some and up to 20lbs(10kg?) on the ones I can... I know 20lbs is not much... But for me is acctually quite heavy, but is the only weight I have... Well 10lbs or 20lbs
    Which on things like squats is... A limit, but one I have so far been doing well... (If by well we take feeling like really tired lol)

    I swear I tried to speak with this guys... Well only two of them... I even tried being overly obedient and friendly (Not in a dirty way :/) They also never give me a routine but push ups/curls/chin ups (Which I couldn't do...) And then 30 push ups X 3...
    I was like... Okay I'm done...