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Fitness |OT| Pumpin' Iron and Spittin' Blood.

RavageX

Member
Well guys, I have completely lost routine. Got sick, recovered and then my job changed. I havent figured out a workout schedule that will work. I haven't gained much weight, but ive lost all my progress with toning, etc.

Just a plain old guy. Trying to figure out how to get started again.

I dont do gyms, I have stuff at home. My work hours can be long, its kind of unpredictable.
 

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
Well guys, I have completely lost routine. Got sick, recovered and then my job changed. I havent figured out a workout schedule that will work. I haven't gained much weight, but ive lost all my progress with toning, etc.

Just a plain old guy. Trying to figure out how to get started again.

I dont do gyms, I have stuff at home. My work hours can be long, its kind of unpredictable.
Days I go into the office I prioritize my workout before leaving the house. It helps that I’m an early riser. My normal preference is to work out right before lunch, as it’s usually my first meal of the day. Anytime in the afternoon and I know I’m not giving 100%.

Experiment when you can. You will find something that works, just give it time.
 

RavageX

Member
Days I go into the office I prioritize my workout before leaving the house. It helps that I’m an early riser. My normal preference is to work out right before lunch, as it’s usually my first meal of the day. Anytime in the afternoon and I know I’m not giving 100%.

Experiment when you can. You will find something that works, just give it time.
I'm not a morning person but if I want to keep in shape think im gonna have to be, I dont really see any other way at the moment.
 

EverydayBeast

thinks Halo Infinite is a new graphical benchmark
145lbs and bench pressing 170 started a year ago have to remember I’m doing it in the morning under harder sleepy elements I respect big bench presses. In terms of getting creative I think swimming in lakes, long dog walks or climbing hills is creative. Sometimes I lower the weight and just smash the reps.
 

OmegaSupreme

advanced basic bitch
Hey guys. I've been very slowly getting back into exercise and watching what I eat. I was thinking of getting a rowing machine. My plan is to do about 30 minutes of rowing in the morning and about 30 to 45 minutes of weights in the evening. Probably about 4 days a week. I'm not a gym guy so I'd prefer to do my exercise at home. What do you think? Good plan? How do you guys like rowing machines?
 

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
Hey guys. I've been very slowly getting back into exercise and watching what I eat. I was thinking of getting a rowing machine. My plan is to do about 30 minutes of rowing in the morning and about 30 to 45 minutes of weights in the evening. Probably about 4 days a week. I'm not a gym guy so I'd prefer to do my exercise at home. What do you think? Good plan? How do you guys like rowing machines?
I want one so bad for the winter months. I kayak a lot during the warm months for a workout. I’ve grown to love it in a weird meditative way. Something about manual labor and long, multi-hour sessions. I think I was meant to be a work horse. Though, when I’m in it, I probably don’t think so fondly of the experience. :)
 

JimmyRustler

Gold Member
Has anyone here actually managed to do a clean bulk? I‘d like to go to 100 kg bodyweight (currently 92 kg), am at 3800 cals and basically dying from all the foods. Yesterday I ate 2 full plates for dinner and could not sleep because of it, only to wake up to a weight gain of 0,2 kg. This is unreal. I have no intention put sugar back into my diet as it gives me horrible skin (and I‘ve generally come to hate it) so I see myself at a loss. Seems like I‘m slowly hitting my threshhold here. I only option left to me seems to be to eat peanut butter like there is no end. If that doesn’t help, I‘m prolly going to throw in the towel.
 
Has anyone here actually managed to do a clean bulk? I‘d like to go to 100 kg bodyweight (currently 92 kg), am at 3800 cals and basically dying from all the foods. Yesterday I ate 2 full plates for dinner and could not sleep because of it, only to wake up to a weight gain of 0,2 kg. This is unreal. I have no intention put sugar back into my diet as it gives me horrible skin (and I‘ve generally come to hate it) so I see myself at a loss. Seems like I‘m slowly hitting my threshhold here. I only option left to me seems to be to eat peanut butter like there is no end. If that doesn’t help, I‘m prolly going to throw in the towel.
I definitely think that it's possible to bulk without ending up in Dave Tate territory (where it's just Wendy's and Pop Tarts all day). I'd suggest starting simple and adding a PB & J sandwich to your day, etc. and seeing how it goes. Remember that bulking properly takes time.
 
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JimmyRustler

Gold Member
I should really stop listening to the Huberman Lab podcast. This guy gives me crazy ideas. Just had my first ice cold shower in years - and as per suggestion in 3 parts this time. Shower cold, wait, soaps, shower cold, wait, shave chest, shower cold. Good thing I‘m alone here because I was screaming.

This guy just makes too much sense though. What a find this podcast was. I can only recommend it to everyone.
 

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
I should really stop listening to the Huberman Lab podcast. This guy gives me crazy ideas. Just had my first ice cold shower in years - and as per suggestion in 3 parts this time. Shower cold, wait, soaps, shower cold, wait, shave chest, shower cold. Good thing I‘m alone here because I was screaming.

This guy just makes too much sense though. What a find this podcast was. I can only recommend it to everyone.
Yep. Huberman is great!
 

JimmyRustler

Gold Member
So today I Just passed 93 kg bodyweight this morning.... Pretty interesting.

According to the data from MyFitnessPAL I was pumping 3.500 cals per day at 87 kg bodyweight at 01.01.2022. Now (27.04.2022) I'm at 3.800 cals per week. Pretty impressive. 6 kg weight gain with such a little caloric increase.

I can say for certain that the weight gain is due to one of two things:

1. Adding carbs back into my diet (was low carb/keto last year)
2. Making drastic changes to my workout (it's more nuanced now, last year was basically bro split with high weights, now it's push/pull/legs with both high and lower weights)

Also started to do fasted training on Friday-Sunday morning 5am last weekend and eating after the training instead of before (again thanks to Huberman). Curious to see what the effects of that'll be after a few weeks.

Another small thing that made a huge difference for me was elektrolytes. I used to just drink water during my training but now I bump in a dextro energy + some glutamine and the difference in how I feel is quite astonishing.

From next month on I will also bump in L-Carnitine during the week when I'm Keto. And yeah, I'll try to do cold showers 3 times a week. That one's going to be the hardest. Damn...
 

AV

We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
27 pounds down since a very heavy Christmas, not done yet but that's nearly 2 stone at the 4 month mark. Done almost entirely through home cooking every meal and not eating much junk at all. Treat days on Saturdays, couple weekends with too many treats (parties).


 

jufonuk

not tag worthy
Bought 2 * 10 kilo kettlebells

So far have done two days of 50 swings and lots of walking and eating less crap.

Did press ups as well 40

I could immediately feel it in my abs and upper back after doing the swing.

Kettlebells are legit.

Later will add more to the mix but learning the swing as all the sites and video recommend that as the main core of the kettle bell.
Doing exercises today
After two rounds 10 push ups with kettle bells as bars and 25 swings with the kettlebell

I’m wiped out. Holy shit.

I’m gonna try and make it to four rounds in total.
Update
Did all four rounds. But had a long rest in between. Holy shit that’s hard as faarrk. Going forward increase press-ups. But for now. Wow will keep this up.
 
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Jsisto

Member
Bodyweight guy here. After two years of steadily progressing up to it was able to execute three damn near perfect pistol squats today on my right leg, now to get my left leg across the finish line. Super stoked to start incorporating these into my usual squatting routine and seeing what kind of results I get. Pretty excited about this so just wanted to brag a little. 😂
 
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Raven117

Member
Just checking in. I had a plateau bust over the last few weeks and my waist line is shirnking. Im at the very hard to lose pounds now to get a six-pack. So even half a pound loss (especially with no muscle loss), is cause to celebrate.

Wait, I'm a gold member?!
 
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Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
Just checking in. I had a plateau bust over the last few weeks and my waist line is shirnking. Im at the very hard to lose pounds now to get a six-pack. So even half a pound loss (especially with no muscle loss), is cause to celebrate.

Wait, I'm a gold member?!
Welcome to the gold tier brother!

I went in hard as fuck on my weight lifting yesterday and my shoulders and upper back are feeling it today.
 

Raven117

Member
First outdoor run this season. My times were terrible but it felt good getting out and not worrying about work or home. 4.8 miles was not so bad as I expected wanting to tap out after 3.
Nice work! (I don't know how some folks run indoors....unless its simply the arctic tundra (or Chicago) out there).
 

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
Nice work! (I don't know how some folks run indoors....unless its simply the arctic tundra (or Chicago) out there).
My climate in the winter is comparable to Chicago. I don’t mind treadmill running. I either do a guided workout, listen to music, or watch YouTube to make it enjoyable. Outdoors is definitely my favorite though.
 

Raven117

Member
My climate in the winter is comparable to Chicago. I don’t mind treadmill running. I either do a guided workout, listen to music, or watch YouTube to make it enjoyable. Outdoors is definitely my favorite though.
Fair enough.

Im in Texas...So there is no excuse for me not to be running outside. (Yes, including in the 104 degree heat of last weekend).
 
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