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Old 03-26-2009, 11:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I can't workout, cause all the other people laugh at the skinny white kid that can't bench press squat
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I can't workout, cause all the other people laugh at the skinny white kid that can't bench press squat
Everyone has to start somewhere DK....

I didn't start working out until I was about 23 or so... back then I was 6'3" 160lbs.

10 years later.... 6'5" (I guess I had a late growth spurt) and 230 lbs.

As long as you don't get discouraged you can make gains very quickly.

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Old 03-27-2009, 12:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I've been working out for years. Back in '97 to '99 I training really hard. Put on close to 70 pounds in about a year and half.

Bench, my max was 365 lbs for one rep. Squats my max for one rep (arse to the ground ... none of this half assing squats) was 485 lbs. Military press for the shoulders I used to be able to do reps with 185 lbs for about 8 to 10 reps.

Now, my strength has dropped significantly, but I still do reps of 12 to 15 on the bench of 225 lbs. As I get older I don't care as much about how much I can lift, but more lighter weight for higher reps to help lean up abit.
No wonder you were a bouncer Doc lol....

One of my friends put it best...

"In your 20's you work out to look good.... in your 30s (and beyond) you work out to keep your body from breaking down"

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Old 03-27-2009, 01:15 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I've been working out for a year or so now. Well technically 4 years but the first 3 were more focused on cardio to prevent myself from getting fat during college years, I didn't do too much weight lifting.

Now I'm taking it a bit more seriously but mostly so I can have a good shape and to feel healthy. I'm not trying to be extremely huge though.

EDIT: Btw, has anyone here tried the P90X videos? I was skeptical about them at first but when I gave the first video a shot (chest+back) I was hooked already. Those videos really work ya.

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Old 03-27-2009, 01:31 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Any of you do a chin up recently?
Chin ups are great and yeah they're hard. The amount I can do depends on the grip position... for reverse wide grip I can do around 12... for regular wide grip I can do only about 8. I only recently started working out my back (about a month ago?) so I'm hoping that I can do more in the future.

I think I'm more effective at working my back when I do dumbell exercises though.

And to Kris, swimming is an awesome way to keep fit. Talk about a total body work out. Jump ropes are pretty good too, I can't seem to find a good speed rope that lasts more than 6 months though.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:21 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm pretty skinny myself I have to say. 6'1" 165 pounds. Believe it or not I used to weigh 145 pounds. However, I gained some mass after using supplements. My goal is to reach 205 pounds. Then I'll work my way up to 275 pounds .
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:10 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:36 AM   #28 (permalink)
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i start and finish my work-outs with chin-ups. i find them they're pretty easy to build-up on if you continue doing it. when i started working out with my roommates, i went from being able to do five to ten easily within a month.

pulls-ups on the other hand, i max-out at five. those fuckers are tough for me.
hold on. what's the difference between a chin up and a pull up?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:07 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:17 AM   #30 (permalink)
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yeah - i wiki'd it. I don't think i've ever tried palms facing in. for the sake of my ego, i don't think i'll ever try it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:20 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Palms facing in is easier. You use more bicep...

When I was doing a static contraction program, I used to pull myself up and hold it for as long as possible - best bicep workout I've ever had.

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Old 03-27-2009, 08:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Palms facing in is easier. You use more bicep...

When I was doing a static contraction program, I used to pull myself up and hold it for as long as possible - best bicep workout I've ever had.
that's the one i meant. I don't do the other one.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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that's the one i meant. I don't do the other one.
The other one is good for your lats. You should switch it up and try it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Insider works out in his crocs.
damn straight...
although i havent worn them since last fall, they will definitely be making a comeback in a few weeks.

i love working out, its a high that you cant really get anywhere else.
great stress relief and to me its a 'personal time' thats all about me. for an hour and 15 minutes - nothing else matters.

it doesnt matter if you're skinny, obese, whatever... if you go to the gym with a gameplan and stick to it, the results will come faster than you would think possible.
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You gotta stick with it. You can't exercise 1 day every 2 weeks and expect results.
They key thing to bulking up is muscle confusion and diet. After a certain period, your muscles get used to the exercises, so they either stop growing or they grow marginally. Muscle confusion tears the muscle and builds it back up with protein (protein intake is essential, especially 20-30 minutes after your workout)
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:34 AM   #36 (permalink)
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i love working out, its a high that you cant really get anywhere else.

I prefer high from the ole "in-out, in-out" to the high from working out.
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You gotta stick with it. You can't exercise 1 day every 2 weeks and expect results.
They key thing to bulking up is muscle confusion and diet. After a certain period, your muscles get used to the exercises, so they either stop growing or they grow marginally. Muscle confusion tears the muscle and builds it back up with protein (protein intake is essential, especially 20-30 minutes after your workout)
quoted for truth, I heard it's also alright to take protein in before as it has different benefits but I don't know if that's true. Apparently if you take it in prior to a work out it prevents muscle deterioration, so I guess it's more for people who try to go lean?

I always take it in afterwards.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:40 AM   #38 (permalink)
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No wonder you were a bouncer Doc lol....

One of my friends put it best...

"In your 20's you work out to look good.... in your 30s (and beyond) you work out to keep your body from breaking down"

Exactly TO ... the only other person I have to impress besides myself is my wife. Being big and bulky isn't as important anymore. Losing the "moobs" and gut is more important now.
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I don't workout, but I chase after my curious son. For real though, I've lost 10 pounds.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:34 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I don't workout, but I chase after my curious son. For real though, I've lost 10 pounds.
Go you! How is the little bundle of energy?
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