Magnus Huang wrote:
what technique do you guys use to spot someone who is lifting heavy or attempting a max for flat dumbbell bench?
elbow or wrist spotting? feet/knee position? shoutting encouragement? verbal count of what rep they're on? etc.
i'm still trying to find the best/most stable spotting position for me. although i'll turn down a request for a spot if it's an ungodly weight...i'd like to prevent someone from getting pancaked or sent to the ER
p republic wrote:
Damn, its like all you guys are trying to get big. I'm already naturally big, I just need to get ripped up more.
The only question I have is this . .I can EASILY do 200+ crunches in one sitting. My abs are nice I guess but I'm always hurting the next day, and since I work out each night before I go to bed it seems like I'm always in some kind of pain the next day. Do I need to lower my reps and keep it down to less than 7 days a week?
It may sound like overkill but I'm used to it.
alright guys...let's talk something serious...anybody ever tried steroids??
I haven't...but I've been reading up on winstrol and it seems like a much safer alternative and from what I've read it doesn't support water retention and when you come off it you don't have to take an antiestrogen to balance out your hormone levels. Basically it doesn't share alot of the side effects of more popular steroids and you keep most of the gains you get after your cycle is over.
Any of you guys ever tried it or know anything about it??
i've got a question for anyone that can help.
i've been workin' out pretty religiously for the past three years of highschool, starting freshmen year and i'm a junior now. i've got pretty good definition and i'm satisfied with that, but i've always been pretty skinny and now i wanna fill up. i was thinkin' of takin' creatine but everyone made andro (i dont know the full textbook name, sorry) sound more worth it. i know it's a pro-testoserone (sorry i butched the name, lol) a reliable friend of mine told to just take 1-2 tablets before working out + protein shake and then protein shake after workout. it worked for him so i was pretty convinced but i need to know from you guys if there's anything significant i should know
right now my weight, maxes and workouts go like this;
weight - 145lbs
bench - 190lbs
dead - 280lbs
squat - 290lbs
workout (set x reps)
since i'm in a class i have to do the workouts i'm assigned;
bench - 4x4-6
dead - 4x3-5
squat - 4x6-10
those are my core lifts and after i do those, i'll do aux.
hammer curls (5-6x10-15) at about 35lbs
concentration curls (5-6x10) at about 25lbs
pull downs (5x10) at about 125lbs
and a couple forearm lifts.
that's mostly what my workouts consist of.
ok, back to the topic; should i take andro? are there major side effects? better alternatives?
In all honesty I'm a fat fuck (not obese, just chubby at the paunch/glutes) at 5'11", 220 pounds, and I am also a pussy when it comes to weightlifting and stuff. I can only do about 5-10 pushups before I become tired. I have a medium-semibig body build (fairly wide shoulders naturally) I am so goddamn out of shape
Should I get my ass on cardio and try to lose some weight first then work on increasing my strength? Or should I try to convert my fat mass to pure muscle and focus more on strength training over Cardio?
You can't turn fat into muscle. You can either lose fat or gain muscle. It's almost impossible to put on muscle and lose a lot of fat at the same time.
I'd put on some muscle if I were you. Since its winter you won't be wearing tight clothes and such, so you won't have much to show off. And then come early spring, start dieting and cutting up in case you want to go to the beach in the summer, so at least you know you would have put on some muscle so you would look bigger when you cut.
what exercises could I do to broaden out my shoulders, and whats the best way to gain 70-80 pounds
ACTUALLY...me and my roommate both slim down when we lift weights. For one...lifting in the morning is supposed to make u burn more calories during the day...and I've always been told by trainers that ur metabolic tissue is muscle.
I've lost over 20 pounds since I started lifting 6 months ago...I'm trying to gain some of it back in the way of muscle mass now though...getting a lot more strict on my diet. And by that I mean making sure I take in a solid amount of protein on a daily basis.
And about not being able to turn fat to muscle...in a way body fat helps...because the metabolism of a person with no body fat will be working against them alot more than a person with body fat...burning muscle mass in the place of fat...
p republic wrote:
My cousin asked me this today and I had no clue so I'm asking:
1.Can you work on certian areas of your body and tone them up, then work on other parts until your entire body is where you want it?
I couldnt answer his question because I work most of my body at once instead of "one at a time".
p republic wrote:
I guess he was doing exactly what you are saying in a way, but I guess you call it being stupid.
I work my legs out, but I have yet to see those lines that runners get. I have big calf(sp?) muscles and my thighs are toned but I dont have the lines in the front, just the back and the sides. I guess im doing the wrong kind of exersise because I never feel the burn in my upper legs, its always below the knee.
BIG BAD MOG wrote:
What's a good thing to drink after a workout? I heard some type of mix of bananas and soybeans does the trick. Also a friend of mine who does bodybuilding says that you can't really expect to gain much muscle if you're going to try to develop a more defined six pack because of the decrease in appetite you get. Is that true?
Drop anything soy. Soy promotes estrogen. A 50g protien shake is best.
And yeah, if you're dieting down, you won't gain much muscle due to lower calories.
I've been considering a weight gainer of some sort.
Perfect Cell wrote:
Al: Post your stats. Also is there something you're trying to lose wieght for in a hurry is this a general thing.
Can someone look at my daily workout? What I want to do is basically cut down my weight and work on my chest, love handles, and abs. I have a horrible diet, I have a cup of coffee for breakfast, eat lunch around 3-5pm which probably entails of a cheeseburger + fries, dinner is usually around 9pm and is probably fast food as well.
I'm 5'9", 168 lbs.
3x10 Barbell Curl (20 lbs, each hand)
3x10 Dumbell Curl (20 lbs + bar?)
3x10 Lat Pulls (50 lbs)
3x10 Wrist Rollers (20 lbs)
1.25 Mile Run
3x10 Squat (155 lbs)
3x10 Leg Press (270 lbs)
3x10 Leg Flexion (75 lbs)
3x10 Calf Raises (180 lbs)
3x10 Bench Press (95 lbs)
3x10 Incline Press (75 lbs)
3x10 Military Press (55 lbs)
3x10 Decline Press (85 lbs)
3x10 Pec Dec (70 lbs)
Friday: (Cardio, sort of)
5 Min Jump Rope
3x20 Medicine Ball Situps
3x10 Leg Raises
AL the great wrote:
Yo here's what i do. i only work twice a week.
i'm 5'1 and weigh 178 pounds. i worked out heavily for 3 years and stopped for 2 years and now i'm trying to regain it back. thing is i dont have motivation to work out 5 times a day anymore like i used to. and since i turned 20 my metabolism has gone to shit. i'm askin for suplements cuz it's harder for me to lose weight now.
monday and sundays
run: 1.8-2.0 miles.
bench: light weights and do a burn out till i cant do more for
after bench i do all upper body. i rarely do sit ups which i know i should do more.
Perfect Cell wrote:
Ok well first off you shouldn't be working out more than 3 times a week anyway. For you're stats I highly discourage weight burning drugs. I say drugs because they have drug-like side effects that are really only for extreme situations. Try to get down 5-6 meals a day. Egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast, have a 30g shake for snack (if possible) or at least some cottage cheese. Skinless chicken Breast and yam or light starch for lunch, another shake for snack and some lean steak, chicken breast or fish for dinner. That alone should correct the weight problem even without much workout. Give it 12 weeks.