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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:02:57 (permalink)
Without getting too gay, it's ALOT easier with MyFitnessPal and a training app - I use workout 22. If you're going to take the time to go the gym, spending 10 min a day tracking your food & what you're doing in the gym is worthwhile.

Trying to get a new PB every week is probably achievable if you're new or juiced out of your head but I've found it better to just try and get an extra rep out every set each week and move up that way.

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:07:01 (permalink)
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@gainz guys

Being going to the gym on and off for a couple of years but never really taken it remotely seriously. A few questions...

- How many sets do you go for? 3 or 4? 3 sets and barely being able to make the last few reps feels right to me. Reps 8-10. I see a lot of people go for 4 sets though? Thoughts?

- Protein / calorie intake before or after workout? I'm not sure I can smash breakfast and a huge protein shake before, and then more or less do it all again after a work out? If you had to pick one? I'm feeling pretty hungry after a workout and I'm worried that it's making any work pointless?

- Any tips for on cardio around weight training for someone naturally thin who burns calories by thinking?




You can ask 100 people what works best and get 100 different answers. My pal runs the BCA bodybuilding shows and his advice to me was 'Just get in the gym, push the heaviest weights you can as often as you can and eat well' - His view is that all these specialised programs are really for people who have been training for years and need different routines for marginals increases.


Pretty much this. Keep it simple. There more you over complicate things the more tedious it becomes. Just make a concious decision to push yourself each week in the gym - remember your PBs and strive to better them week on week, coupled with a good diet and you will see results.

Surely you should not rep your to a new PB each week? I was always told to try at less frequent intervals - but only once you knew your rep of failure as otherwise you will do your PB each week when you still have much more to give


Like I say, keep it simple. Some days 100kg feels like 100kg; some days it feels like 150kg lol. So setting out to say "this week I'll add 10kg to my PB" is pointless and futile. Those sessions where you're smashing it (beast mode as they call it) are the ones you need to push yourself. Some days will just be a struggle. That's life. The point I'm trying to make is as long as you can see progress - whether that's another rep or 2 extra on an existing PB or even bettering it - then you're heading in the right direction. Slow progress is better than no progress
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:08:30 (permalink)
Fully agree. So much of it is in the mind. That and diet. So so so much diet

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:13:25 (permalink)


Not that people care but whatever lol. Current condition several weeks after running a cycle back at the start of summer. Been working on trying to get abs visible which is filling me with murderous rage tbfh
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:16:28 (permalink)
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On the subject of GAINZ, I'm 62kg ATM and managed to deadlift 130kg earlier. Feeling pretty happy with that.


62kg? Under 10st? How tall are you?
I know jack shit but I've done deadlifts and that's an impressive amount to lift at that weight.
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:17:03 (permalink)
Cheers for the info too.
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:21:51 (permalink)
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On the subject of GAINZ, I'm 62kg ATM and managed to deadlift 130kg earlier. Feeling pretty happy with that.


62kg? Under 10st? How tall are you?
I know jack shit but I've done deadlifts and that's an impressive amount to lift at that weight.


5'8

Yeah; I'm pretty proud of it. Squatting 90kg too, but my bench isn't that strong. Guess everyone has something they excel at!

I was 74kg 2 years ago and saw the most disgusting pic of myself ever, cut all the way down to 57kg and I'm slowly starting to put muscle back on. The biggest difference for me was to to stop looking at what other people were doing and focus on what I was doing!

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:26:43 (permalink)
Diet is the killer really, training is pretty straightforward but sticking to a regimented diet has always been my downfall.

Good work Mal.


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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:31:01 (permalink)
Cheers dude. Eating 3000 calories a day without resorting to pizza is fucking draining.

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:32:08 (permalink)
I've put on a bit of weight recently. I'm just a shade under 5"10 and am 73kg. Overall I'm slim, as I've always been. But just started to get some fat around the gut. So trying to lay off junk food at lunch (which is the only time I eat bad). Booze on the weekend is my other vice.

So it's a combination of not wanting to slide anywhere near fatsville b2b actually using some muscles as my office job is as about as sedentary as it gets.
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/01 21:39:54 (permalink)
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I've put on a bit of weight recently. I'm just a shade under 5"10 and am 73kg. Overall I'm slim, as I've always been. But just started to get some fat around the gut. So trying to lay off junk food at lunch (which is the only time I eat bad). Booze on the weekend is my other vice.

So it's a combination of not wanting to slide anywhere near fatsville b2b actually using some muscles as my office job is as about as sedentary as it gets.



I was similar - had a belly even when I weighed fuck all. Half the battle there is just doing core work. I always thought it was impossible, but just doing a basic ab work out 3 times a week will make a huge difference even within a month. As for losing the fat, any sort of HIIT will get rid of it fairly easily.

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 05:54:21 (permalink)
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Cheers dude. Eating 3000 calories a day without resorting to pizza is fucking draining.

You could get away with eating a lot less. 136 lbs x 0.82g = 111.52 grams of protein.
 
I can hit almost 150g of protein on less than 2k cals a day with a well balanced diet and I'm 80kg.
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 08:55:53 (permalink)
Every HIIT class I've done I've ended up shouting at the instructor
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 09:43:07 (permalink)
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Cheers dude. Eating 3000 calories a day without resorting to pizza is fucking draining.

Thats my issue - cannot seem to cut out the junk food. Train hard twice a week with Kickboxing but need to sort the diet.
 
I am around 93kg and just under 5ft10 so am well overweight especially when I wouldnt want to fight over about 75.
 
Back when I used to lift I was all about Squats but Benching was not for me (was alright at Dead-lift as well) in agreeance to what someone said earlier about some things you are just naturally better at
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 10:06:31 (permalink)
Whowhere


Not that people care but whatever lol. Current condition several weeks after running a cycle back at the start of summer. Been working on trying to get abs visible which is filling me with murderous rage tbfh



 
 
 
 
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 10:19:15 (permalink)
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Lrrr
Cheers dude. Eating 3000 calories a day without resorting to pizza is fucking draining.

You could get away with eating a lot less. 136 lbs x 0.82g = 111.52 grams of protein.
 
I can hit almost 150g of protein on less than 2k cals a day with a well balanced diet and I'm 80kg.




I know all the calculations, I've worked them out, I've tried them - 2k a day just didn't result in any muscle gain. 
 
wakeytom
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Cheers dude. Eating 3000 calories a day without resorting to pizza is fucking draining.

Thats my issue - cannot seem to cut out the junk food. Train hard twice a week with Kickboxing but need to sort the diet.
 
I am around 93kg and just under 5ft10 so am well overweight especially when I wouldnt want to fight over about 75.
 
Back when I used to lift I was all about Squats but Benching was not for me (was alright at Dead-lift as well) in agreeance to what someone said earlier about some things you are just naturally better at




I've still been eating some junk food. I'm quite happy knowing I'm never gonna be in a bodybuilding show, I just don't want to be disgusting lol. It seems most people have the idea that it's sensible 24/7 or nothing at all. Just eat sensibly as much as you can and eat shit when you feel like it.
 
dimdum
Every HIIT class I've done I've ended up shouting at the instructor



Fuck PT's and trainers (except boxing/kickboxing). If you're too lazy to do shit yourself and need some idiot shouting at you, then you're not gonna last it.

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 10:25:17 (permalink)
Nah that's not true. Crossfit for example, these people will push you way harder than you would push yourself
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 10:44:47 (permalink)
Fair point - I have heard crossfit is sick.

I'm talking about your average level 3 PT trainer who just points at machines and counts to ten then talks bollcoks about fast twitch fibres.

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 10:45:48 (permalink)
Exactly. I can easily do a HIIT session myself but the new variety of moves and the extra push/competition in the room that a class gives is much better
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 11:52:03 (permalink)
Yeah fuck those guys. Mens Fitness card carrying morons
 
Yeah crossfit, despite all the lols from the bad examples, is actually great. Not sure it's worth the money but it definitely works. It's fucking hard work
 
Lrrr
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 11:52:49 (permalink)
Meh, not for me. I hate pissing competitions in the gym. Mainly because I weigh 62kg 😂

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 12:03:21 (permalink)
I never really got into the competitive parts, mainly because I was literally last every single time. But there was less bravado than I expected. 
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 12:20:54 (permalink)
For me the gym is all about beating yourself, not anyone else. I feel the same about kickboxing as well, I am never going to be the best but want to be the best I can be which means pushing myself harder than I feel I can go
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 12:28:13 (permalink)
When I said competition I meant I didn't want to be the first person in the class giving up already! Having extra people going through the same routine as you gives me a boost. There's no "winners" in the class I go to
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 12:28:13 (permalink)
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 12:44:57 (permalink)
Gym pricks are the worst though, guys flashing their nipples in those mankini vests, taking selfies and shit in the gym mirrors, grunting and slamming weights as loud as humanly possible.

I swear my tolerance of everyday life is so low.


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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 13:20:09 (permalink)
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Gym pricks are the worst though, guys flashing their nipples in those mankini vests, taking selfies and shit in the gym mirrors, grunting and slamming weights as loud as humanly possible.

I swear my tolerance of everyday life is so low.


This is the worst thing about gyms. Thankfully the most people I've ever seen in my gym at any one time is 3 so I've swerved that 😂

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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 13:42:12 (permalink)
Well in that case, nut butters, instant oats and whole milk makes one of the most calorie dense shakes going.
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 13:55:32 (permalink)
My gym is free through work. About the nicest gym in my area and the most expensive so it's mostly filled with OAPs and the odd super serious fitness guys. No roided up kids or cheeky man vest nip slips.
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Re: [FAQ] GYM THREAD 2017/09/02 14:00:55 (permalink)
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My gym is free through work. About the nicest gym in my area and the most expensive so it's mostly filled with OAPs and the odd sure serious fitness guys. No roided up kids or cheeky man vest nip slips.


Same as mine. 3 regular 50 year old women and 2 blokes who look like they were born in a gym.

Not having to listen to cheeky bantz and excessive grunts makes the whole experience so much better.

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