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Who all here works out?

I've started working out with my roommate, as we both need to lose some weight and get into better shape.

Old age has set in. Goodbye metabolism!

 

Is there a work out app you guys have found particularly great?

Right now I'm using JEFit, and it's pretty good.

 

How about supplements? Any you've found work well, or taste great?
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I work out because I want to stave off my risk for diabetes and hypertension (it runs in the family). I'm doing mostly cardio (HIIT) to burn off the fat and deadlifts for resistance training. 

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1 minute ago, hey_yo_ said:

I work out because I want to stave off my risk for diabetes and hypertension (it runs in the family). I'm doing mostly cardio (HIIT) to burn off the fat and deadlifts for resistance training. 

Where did you find the HIIT routine?
I've thought about doing that as well. Right now I'm just doing a dumbbell routine and attacking the treadmill.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Where did you find the HIIT routine?
I've thought about doing that as well. Right now I'm just doing a dumbbell routine and attacking the treadmill.

YouTube. The only reason I go to the gym is for resistance training. I want my college body back so badly.

 

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Embarrassing confession time.

 

Literally own a gym.

Also sell exercise/fitness supplements from said gym.

Works there ~30 hours a week.

Constantly talking up and encouraging being healthy and active to prospective members and current members.

... Haven't strictly exercised in two years since college/personal life picked up pace.

 

I have literally no excuse stopping me right now from picking back up a workout routine and getting back in shape. I honestly don't know why I don't, but I just don't. 

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It has been a month now since I touched a weight.

 

Before that I went on a 6+ week run that included:

 

- (mornings) 15min on my chest/back (mixed sets on abs, neck, shoulders, etc.. during cool-downs)

- (evenings) 15min biceps/shoulders (mixed sets on neck, calves, legs, etc... during cool-downs)

- running stairs/going on walks when I felt like

- I eat well normally, but I watch my food intake a bit more closely when I have goals to reach.  Diet stayed roughly the same.

- minimum 4 days a week, aimed for everyday though

 

I had not worked out for about two years before that.  The goal was to lose unnecessary fat and boost strength.  I found all my trouble areas, like my left elbow being weak.  I don't think that will ever heal it, tendons/ligaments and such seem to be bad (I had to stop at 40LBS dumbbell curls as I was too scared to use more weight).  I hit my goals at about the 4 week mark.  My metabolism shifted, muscle was pushing my desired workload (like benching my own body weight for full sets without needing to stop).  I was two pounds lighter at the end of it.

 

I will to start up again soon.  

 

I did try supplements back in my twenties, I find I do not need them.  Hard work is more important, and diet is even more so.

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I'm lazy, unfit ( nowadays atleast ), indulge in copious amounts of junk food every once in a while( atleast once or twice a week ), and my BMI is exactly 19 o.O An improvement from the 14 it used to be before...... I get bone pains, muscle pains and breathlessness from a simple 10 minute workout meant for people with injuries o.O I'm literally wasting away my muscles and I need to get going once I enter college......

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Everyone should imo. There's really no reason not to be working out.

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First off, good on you OP for starting the healthiest addiction known to man.

There is no be all end all app that will just tell you what to do to be jacked.

There are alot of different ways to train, all of which viable, depending on your goals.

People even in this thread are all training very differently but getting positive results.

 

One thing to watch out for is most of the supposed "science" behind lifting you see people online or famous Youtubers talking about is false.

Ex: A popular opinion is training everyday doesn't give adequate recovery time and kills gains. This is obviously false, @stconquest is one of many living proofs that it can work wonders,

 

Supplements just provide you macronutrients that you can otherwise get in food. They are just in powdered form for convenience.

Some use of supplements is very beneficial, but overall getting most of your nutrients from real food is ideal.

Ex: I have a whey protein shake with breakfast and after a workout, as well as a casein shake before bed. I also take creatine, imo one of the only useful supplements outside of protein powder. I still eat 4 meals a day (should be more, but even prepping 4 meals is hard for me lol).

 

There is so much misinformation out there so just be aware of that and always skeptical when receiving advice, even from me as I am constantly learning as well.

If you wanna talk more and need advice on all things fitness, PM me. I started midway through last year, but it's my new passion and I put a lot of time into learning fitness's intricacies.

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3 hours ago, CRAlG said:

First off, good on you OP for starting the healthiest addiction known to man.

There is no be all end all app that will just tell you what to do to be jacked.

There are alot of different ways to train, all of which viable, depending on your goals.

People even in this thread are all training very differently but getting positive results.

 

One thing to watch out for is most of the supposed "science" behind lifting you see people online or famous Youtubers talking about is false.

Ex: A popular opinion is training everyday doesn't give adequate recovery time and kills gains. This is obviously false, @stconquest is one of many living proofs that it can work wonders,

 

Supplements just provide you macronutrients that you can otherwise get in food. They are just in powdered form for convenience.

Some use of supplements is very beneficial, but overall getting most of your nutrients from real food is ideal.

Ex: I have a whey protein shake with breakfast and after a workout, as well as a casein shake before bed. I also take creatine, imo one of the only useful supplements outside of protein powder. I still eat 4 meals a day (should be more, but even prepping 4 meals is hard for me lol).

 

There is so much misinformation out there so just be aware of that and always skeptical when receiving advice, even from me as I am constantly learning as well.

If you wanna talk more and need advice on all things fitness, PM me. I started midway through last year, but it's my new passion and I put a lot of time into learning fitness's intricacies.

I like that you stress the learning part of training.  If you use your brain to effectively monitor and experiment, you have a better chance at understanding what works for you and can adapt your training faster (and sometimes better) than if someone else was directing you.

 

I started doing everyday workouts way back in my twenties.  To be fair, after you first begin pushing your muscles for the first time there will be soreness.  I usually allow a few days for the body to initially acclimate to the change. 

 

My recent stint for example; it took about ten days (3 of those days had workouts in them) for my body to adapt.  After those ten days, I was pretty good to go every day.  I did not experience the muscle "soreness" of the first few workouts.

 

I grew up athletic, from forever.  Running was an everyday thing.  So my experience will be different than someone that has not indirectly kept in training shape.  The end result can be the same, but the path will not be.

 

I used to run everywhere I saw an opportunity to.  Sprint here, jog there; walk if you can.  When soccer, hockey, or ball hockey season came about, I was not one of the guys vomiting off to the side xD;):(

 

Just for fun:  I found it funny to have girls stare at my chest... when I had big boobs.  =D

 

I even had family members comment on what the hell is with my arms this Christmas... I was not even that big yet.

 

Side note:  When my metabolism changed, I did notice that I had to poop more often at first.

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I work out how many people I'm eating for in a meal, if that counts?

 

Also if you're just starting, and weight loss/fitness is the goal, drop the supplements, you're pissing money away. 

 

Other than pre-workout maybe, if you get an effective pump from it

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I run about 30min on the treadmill 3-5 days a week

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I should exercise more than I'm doing for the moment, but when I get the feel for it I do squats, pushups(<10), situps and some stretching, I also have a barbell that sums up to like 25+KG. I might start with a gym but I don't feel like going there.

 

I weight at around 115KG for the moment and I should probably try to get down to at least 105 or 100 and I would be in peak shape but it's just hard to not go to a store and buy stuff(chocolate, cookies, buns).

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@ZothOmmog Resisting the temptation is hard at the start, but gets easier especially if you include a little sugar and good tasting food in your diet.

I am the same way and going to the store to buy candy is an ever present temptation, but remembering the satisfaction after a meal of good food keeps that away.

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6 minutes ago, CRAlG said:

@ZothOmmog Resisting the temptation is hard at the start, but gets easier especially if you include a little sugar and good tasting food in your diet.

I am the same way and going to the store to buy candy is an ever present temptation, but remembering the satisfaction after a meal of good food keeps that away.

Like that's gonna happen.

 

I live thinking that if it's true about what they are saying that we won't have enough food to feed every single human being in the future, why wouldn't you then feast now?

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3 hours ago, ZothOmmog said:

Like that's gonna happen.

 

I live thinking that if it's true about what they are saying that we won't have enough food to feed every single human being in the future, why wouldn't you then feast now?

I understand where you come from, but there's the health aspect you might want to look out for. Besides, being in good shape and feeling physicaly good is an amazing feeling. 

As for workouts, my personal experience with working out was never that objective. I grew up as a fat kid, then at age 10 I got a surgery and lost a lot of weight, got really thin with barely any muscles. I gained a lot of weight the year after that and stayed that way until 16 when I found out I loved bboying (breakdancing), but I was too shy and for some reason embarrassed to do this with friends. At the time I had no PC, I'm from a numerous family with low in-come, but my mom managed to pay a DVD player (about 2007). So I went to a friend's house and after they all went to bed I'd spend all night downloading breakdancing videos from youtube and burning them on dvds, then I would go home and copy the moves the best I could at night (from 12am to 6am usually). I lost A LOT of weight, about 20kg in less than a month, and gained a lot of strenght and cool tricks to impress people. Now I've been on the workforce for almost a decade and I'm fat as fuck (about 100kg, and I'm 1,70m, which I think is about 5'7'' or something like that) but planning on getting in-shape soon since I'm starting to feel some mild pains and difficulty breathing after some walks and stuff.

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Before, I worked out just to take my mind off of things as my life went spiralling out of control after my girlfriend left me and University was getting more and more stressful. Now, since things are getting better, I just go to keep in shape. Haven't gone in weeks, need to hit the gym again once reading break begins.

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10 hours ago, Zes said:

I understand where you come from, but there's the health aspect you might want to look out for. Besides, being in good shape and feeling physicaly good is an amazing feeling. 

As for workouts, my personal experience with working out was never that objective. I grew up as a fat kid, then at age 10 I got a surgery and lost a lot of weight, got really thin with barely any muscles. I gained a lot of weight the year after that and stayed that way until 16 when I found out I loved bboying (breakdancing), but I was too shy and for some reason embarrassed to do this with friends. At the time I had no PC, I'm from a numerous family with low in-come, but my mom managed to pay a DVD player (about 2007). So I went to a friend's house and after they all went to bed I'd spend all night downloading breakdancing videos from youtube and burning them on dvds, then I would go home and copy the moves the best I could at night (from 12am to 6am usually). I lost A LOT of weight, about 20kg in less than a month, and gained a lot of strenght and cool tricks to impress people. Now I've been on the workforce for almost a decade and I'm fat as fuck (about 100kg, and I'm 1,70m, which I think is about 5'7'' or something like that) but planning on getting in-shape soon since I'm starting to feel some mild pains and difficulty breathing after some walks and stuff.

I'm soon to be 25 and I weight 110+KG and I'm 2 meters tall.

 

But we all work differently, I know people that don't have to do anything to loose weight and then there are people like me who just gains weight like really fast and no matter what they do it never seems to make a difference in the landscape.

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Depends on what type of training you're doing that determines frequency. 

 

If you are essentially doing light lifting that would amount to a warmup for serious lifters, you could do that everyday and see benefits. 

 

If you're really hitting power lifting hard (like 9-12 sets at 80-85% or 3-5 reps per set), then recovery takes anywhere from 24 to 72 hours depending on the size of the muscle.

 

If you're training for hypertrophy, which is a large number of sets in the 8-12 rep range, and even more in some cases, then you could hit the same muscle group every other day.

 

If you are training for endurance, your recovery time is a lot faster.  You could train every day.

 

For cardio, you can go low intensity (walking) or HIIT (sprinting) if you goal is strength or hypertrophy, and then moderate, extensive cardio (running) for endurance. 

 

The past year I've been working on strength training for 4 days per week, focusing on hitting each muscle group once per week for around 9-12 sets of 4-6 reps.  Exception being calves and abs, which are trained more frequently.  I've been doing this while cutting most of the year.  I've intentionally kept cardio down during this period.

 

This week I'm switching into a Strength-Hypertrophy hybrid with a few days of cardio (walking and/or HIIT).  That essentially means I'll be training each muscle group once a week in the 3-5 rep range and a second time in the 8-12 rep range (or speed work = 70% of the strength weight for 6 sets of 3 reps).

 

Apps used are JEFit and MyFitnessPal.  And I must say that if you aren't handling your food intake and sleep/recovery correctly, you could be wasting your time with the training.  That part is extremely important.  

 

Unless you are an elite lifter or athlete, you don't need supplements beyond maybe a multivitamin and perhaps vitamin D.  Whey protein and caffeine are convenient, but won't make a huge difference for most people because you aren't training to the point where you've exhausted your reserves and the benefits are measured in the single digit percentages even for the elite athletes.  Save your money and buy higher quality food instead. 

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Yeah . About a year ago ago i gained nearly 80 pounds because of health problems forcing me to stay at home for a few months. Currently 6 foot 3" , 240lb and dropping .

People don't realize all the problems associated with being overweight . You have to carry your own weight , which reduces endurance , but you also get stretch marks , low energy and self esteem , extra sweating and general discomfort .

 

Currently , i do about ~1 hour of cycling a day , and try to  limit my food intake .We bough t one of those trainers that you attach to a regular bicycle , which effectively turns  it into an exercise bike . The big advantage is that it's much easier to do that than go run or cycle outside in the cold , while being a similar physical exercise.

 

Been doing so for about 2 weeks . Endurance and general well-being are already getting a boost .

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On 1/30/2017 at 0:21 AM, dizmo said:

Who all here works out?

I've started working out with my roommate, as we both need to lose some weight and get into better shape.

Old age has set in. Goodbye metabolism!

 

Is there a work out app you guys have found particularly great?

Right now I'm using JEFit, and it's pretty good.

 

How about supplements? Any you've found work well, or taste great?
Right now we're using:

  • C4 pre-workout (basically just flavored caffeine but it does what it's supposed to)
  • Aminocore BCAAs
  • Whey protein

 

Ditch the phone in the gym and get a sony earbud band( or whatever the hell they're called) and use one of those mothers. It will make your workout so much better, no wires/phone distractions. A lot of people think that having trackers and such will help them and they can I guess, but they just wasted my time while in the gym. Just adjust diet and add HIIT and fat will melt off.

 

Supplements do help even both mentally and physically

I use 

Pre workout

Creatine

Protein

CLA (Can get same stuff cheap at supermarket)

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I normally work out in preparation of rugby starting up in the spring but over this past weekend I managed to get tendonitis in both my feet so I'm stopping for a few days, well I'm limiting everything for a few days now.

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