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Hey guys I'm going to start working out more often and I was wondering, what's the best genre of music to work out to?
Formerly Known As J-Rex
At 7/25/12 03:56 PM, J-Rex wrote: Hey guys I'm going to start working out more often and I was wondering, what's the best genre of music to work out to?
Don't mind me, just stacking brochures in the gym, overheard the convo. I find the best genre of music to work out to is either some sort of Classic Rock or Metal. However some heavy film scores can work as well.
I'm having a bit of difficulty scheduling my exercise. I normally work out every other day, but is it bad for me to work out every day? Why?
What if I did upper body one day and lower body the next day?
Also, when I work out, how long should I actually work out for, and how long should my breaks be? I normally work out for about two hours with many short breaks (ranging from a minute or two to five or ten minutes) scattered throughout. Should I continue doing this? Or take long bursts of exercise with longer breaks?
At 7/31/12 10:50 PM, Scarface wrote: I'm having a bit of difficulty scheduling my exercise. I normally work out every other day, but is it bad for me to work out every day? Why?
i don't see anything wrong with working out everyday if you don't overtrain.
Also, when I work out, how long should I actually work out for, and how long should my breaks be?
i guess the ideal workout time depends on your goals and it varies from person to person. normally, i do weighlifting every other day, and i work out for about one hour each time, with short breaks in between each set. the ratio of total time spent on lifting weights and total rest time is roughly 1 to 1.
(and that's for anaerobic exercise only)
Yeah, I make no sense.
At 8/4/12 04:46 PM, Sensationalism wrote:
So I'm posting in this thread a whole bunch and if that doesn't make it more active I will just be talking to myself.
I agree. I'll talk~
Okay. So I wanted a friend to sign up for fitocracy but he did a leg workout the day before and was at the gym for two hours. He could only remember one thing he did and said it's not like my pansy workouts, he does too much stuff to remember. IF you're just working out your legs, how would you need to do a whole bunch of stuff? Aren't there a couple of exercises that cover most of your legs and then just do a few more to make sure all of your legs are worked out and you're good? Is there really any point to working the same muscles over and over again on the same day?
I'm competitive and I build muscle pretty easily so I don't want him getting ahead of me much.
He sounds like an unintelligent tool. More than likely he has no clue what he's doing unless he's uning machines which are pretty hard to fuck up. If he is trying to build mass, shorter workouts with greatly heavier weights are required, and if it took him 2 hours to do legs, whether he knows it or not, he'll only end up toning them, not growing huge mass.
My workouts are usually 1-2 hours but I lift upper and lower body on the same day, and I run for a bit.
I lift every other day pretty much. Do core exercises pretty much every day. Run most days. And do yoga on the days I don't lift.
So you do like what I've heard described as "FMJ"? I believe it's where you do like, everything in one day, then rest, then everything again?
If you really want to get ahead, I'd recommend a preworkout supplement if you don't already have one.
I recently bought a weight set, and have been able to lift more weight that what I used to have access to (two 20 lb. dumbbells), but it's been about a month or two, and my wrists are starting to hurt after workouts. Is that bad? Or is that typical, like shoulders being sore?
At 8/5/12 02:57 PM, Scarface wrote: I recently bought a weight set, and have been able to lift more weight that what I used to have access to (two 20 lb. dumbbells), but it's been about a month or two, and my wrists are starting to hurt after workouts. Is that bad? Or is that typical, like shoulders being sore?
I'd buy me some reasonably-priced lifting gloves. The ones I have have an elastic thick band that you wrap around your wrists to prevent joint damage.
They were like 10 bucks at Walmart.
At 8/5/12 04:11 PM, SolidToad wrote: I'd buy me some reasonably-priced lifting gloves. The ones I have have an elastic thick band that you wrap around your wrists to prevent joint damage.
They were like 10 bucks at Walmart.
Will gloves like these do anything? They don't go very far over the wrist.
At 8/5/12 04:17 PM, Scarface wrote:At 8/5/12 04:11 PM, SolidToad wrote: I'd buy me some reasonably-priced lifting gloves. The ones I have have an elastic thick band that you wrap around your wrists to prevent joint damage.Will gloves like these do anything? They don't go very far over the wrist.
They were like 10 bucks at Walmart.
the most those would do for you is prevent calluses from forming on your palm. Alternately, you can use tape to do the same. I used my handy dandy duct tape or masking tape.
At 8/5/12 04:44 PM, SolidToad wrote: Alternately, you can use tape to do the same. I used my handy dandy duct tape or masking tape.
Okay, thanks, I'll try that.
At 8/5/12 06:11 PM, Sensationalism wrote: He was with three other people so for all I know he spent most of that time chatting rather than lifting.
Yeah, that's likely. That, or they had to take turns on the equipment. Which is why I go it alone~
What's that stand for? Yeah I do pretty much just that. I've been running and doing yoga on my rest days though. I'm starting to wonder if I should only run on days I lift because it's making my recovery take longer by running on rest days? I heard running at all lengthens recovery and doing all in one day means you need quicker recovery. I don't want to cut out running completely, but I'd be willing to reduce it if it meant more power on lifting days.
I absolutely AM doing yoga though. Lifting really kills my flexibility and I always was pretty flexible, so yoga is essential to me to keep me stretchy. lol.
I'd avoid running when you do legs because it counteracts some of the "build" you get from working out, but other than that, running just gets your cardio in for the day, as far as I know or really, as far as I'm concerned. I would personally rather use a punching bag for cardio workouts rather than running, but mine broke :<
If you really want to get ahead, I'd recommend a preworkout supplement if you don't already have one.No, I haven't been taking any supplements. Just eating lots of protein and veggies and other healthy stuff. What do you recommend?
NOEXPLODE is pretty good, but you have to cycle that stuff on and off so that you don't damage your kidneys. Everyone thinks Presups are cheating, or they're terrible for you, but that's only when you use it incorrectly.
Preworkout supplements, in basic, make you able to work harder and longer.
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A lot of it is placebo, so you think it'll help, then it does. That kind of thing. But it also supplies you with a bit more energy as well.
I usually work out at home a lot with calisthenics. I have a gym membership, but I only go like twice a week.
I've also been trying to shape up my diet after re-reading this fitness article I read. I'm proud of my self for skipping out on chocolate creme pie today! This article is the most inspiring thing I've ever read. It focuses a lot on the mental aspect of keeping good health http://www.dogentricks.com/videos/Revision.doc
At 8/5/12 10:52 PM, e-lord wrote: where does everyone here work out? at home? local gym? school gym?
right now i go to my old high school gym
i still have to pay since i'm no longer a student, but it's still really cheap, even if the equipment ain't all that great
what about you guys?
I used to go to Gold's, but then my house maid gave me a free Weider home gym that they no longer used, and I had a decent bar and weights.
At 8/6/12 02:10 AM, Sensationalism wrote: Thanks, SolidToad!
I'm interested in also getting a gym membership. I love being completely alone when I work out but some of my equipment and weights are really ghetto cuz I'm too poor to update or get certain weights. So it'd be nice to have better equipment. Like right now when I do standing squats with a barbell, I have to pick it up off the bench press. Then push it over my head onto my shoulders, do my set, and put it back over my head then down to the holder. It's shit and kinda hard to do compared to just using a squat rack thing.
Haha, if that's ghetto, then I guess I am too. A squat rack would be nice so that I don't fuck over my back. I'm thinking of building one next summer when I've got the time and materials.
At 8/5/12 10:52 PM, e-lord wrote: what about you guys?
I work out at home.
I have a bench with four heights of inclination, and a leg press. I've got two 20 lb dumbbells, two 12 lb dumbbells, and a pull-up bar that I can mount on a door frame. Between all of that, I've been able to do all that I need to very inexpensively.
The bench (which came with 150 lbs) cost $99, the pull-up bar was $20, the 20lb dumbbells were also about $20, and the 12 lbs dumbbells were a gift from a friend. So for $140, I've got all the exercise equipment I need whenever I want it, and I don't have to renew a membership or drive somewhere.
IMO, working out from home is best, especially if you're not comfortable with your body.
At 8/6/12 10:27 PM, Rhinocerider wrote: Anyway, I don't have any of my plates and shit, so yeah. Anyone got some good bodyweight exercises? Core is covered already, but I still need everything else lol. And pretty much everything Google gives me for upper-body requires a pull-up bar.
What equipment do you have right now?
Any runners here?
I don't own a treadmill, but what I normally do is run back and forth in my basement. I measured the distance from wall to wall, so I know how many times I need to go back and forth to go a mile. It's pretty effective, I can run for longer each time and I'm not as tired.
At 8/6/12 10:51 PM, Rhinocerider wrote:At 8/6/12 10:32 PM, Scarface wrote:At 8/6/12 10:27 PM, Rhinocerider wrote: Anyway, I don't have any of my plates and shit, so yeah. Anyone got some good bodyweight exercises? Core is covered already, but I still need everything else lol. And pretty much everything Google gives me for upper-body requires a pull-up bar.
Dips are upper body, and you do those, you can do pushups too. Or you could come to my pad and use my equipment.
At 8/6/12 11:08 PM, Rhinocerider wrote: Yeah, but I need to do more than just dips, you know? And yeah, some pushup variations seem pretty effective.
If you have anything heavy in your house, you could try benching, squatting, and possibly curling with it. A filing cabinet, a speaker, a large office chair, a small table, a spare tire, or the end side of a couch, for instance.
At 8/6/12 11:55 PM, Scarface wrote: If you have anything heavy in your house, you could try benching, squatting, and possibly curling with it. A filing cabinet, a speaker, a large office chair, a small table, a spare tire, or the end side of a couch, for instance.
Oh trust me, Rhino knows 'bout them squats
At 8/10/12 12:02 AM, e-lord wrote:At 8/9/12 11:36 PM, Rhinocerider wrote:gaining mass, definitely, i lift three days a week
Pretty much any exercise should be good for your metabolism. I've always assumed cardio of pretty much any type would burn more fat than weight training. Of course, both types have different benefits, and for full effect, you'd need both. That's a good reason for me trying to introduce myself to anaerobic training.
I've never had to worry about fat though. Are you more interested in getting more mass, or losing fat?
before i started working out i was getting chubby, but most of that fat is gone now
i mostly do cardio to keep my heart and lungs healthy, but also to make sure i don't get too chubby again
(note: i was never actually that chubby, i just nipped the problem in the bud before it became too noticeable)
Awesome man! I'm definitely getting more motivated these days. The harder I work out the better I feel about myself! I'm starting to get addicted to pumping the iron hah.
At 8/10/12 09:24 AM, HydraTundra wrote: Does anyone here you use any particular type of protein shakes? Or can recommend any?
Are the Creatine,Casein or NO3 supplements any good?
I've tried Body Fortress's powdered Whey Protein,Mix1's protein shake and Met-Rx Protein Plus Bars. Which have been working pretty well for me. I've been taking FlaxSeed EFA supplements too.
I recommend "Animal Pack". Has like 1000 times your daily vitamins and shit, and "NOEXPLODE" for preworkout.
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Best advice would be to stop using it, or any other product that contains Triclosan. Maybe use it once week under the nails, and rinse quickly - this stuff kills bugs fast, and loves to bypass the oil on your skin to get into the blood stream.
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Should I start power cleaning more often? I usually don't do it that much, maybe five times during a workout (I do 85 lbs and I weigh 125 lbs), but I've heard that it is really good because it touches on a lot of different muscles throughout the body.
What do you guys do in the respects of power cleaning?
Also, how much do you lift in relevance to how much you weigh?
At 8/27/12 07:46 PM, Sensationalism wrote: Dang I always paid full price for dumb bells, that is a good idea!
You guyssss make fitocracy accounts....we could prolly make our own group on there too! Then we can help each other more!!
I'm never sure if you're male or female.
Also, I did 100+ prison squats today because we had to keep doing them until everyone had perfect form D:
I have a question about my muscles plateauing (I haven't noticed it yet, but I want to prevent it), which happens when you work out the same muscle in the same way over and over again without switch up.
If I work out with free weights every other day, and on my off days I do push-ups, pull-ups and dips (which I don't do on the days I lift free weights), I shouldn't plateau, because even though I'm working out a lot of the same muscles, I'm doing different exercises, right?
At 8/28/12 04:28 PM, Mumbo wrote: NG Gym, I want you all to feel good that you are not this, and that you willingly kick your own ass daily.
Two weeks and no progress? Wah, wah, wah. As a scrawny little kid, it took me years to develop any muscle mass, and I'm still considered pretty damn scrawny.
At 8/28/12 05:37 PM, Rhinocerider wrote:Well, you're still working them out, of course. Doing an actual split workout is better than doing full body every day, especially if you're worried about the plateau. I wouldn't think too much about doing them on your off days unless you're taking it easy with them.
Would you recommend doing upper body one day and lower the other? Or is what I've been doing fine?