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Old 02-04-2011, 10:09 AM   #181 (permalink)
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I know you want free weights, but if your hammies are accounted for use the leg press machine.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:10 AM   #182 (permalink)
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change title to "Anyone here workout annually?" so I can join in on the conversation
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #183 (permalink)
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change title to "Anyone here workout annually?" so I can join in on the conversation
Yeah, i have a great gym in my Condo building and in the 8 months i've been here i've used it 4 times. Sad, since i pay for that. Gotta start using it and the pool more.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #184 (permalink)
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thought, have you tried any of the squat machines?
the ones that have you in a seated position would probably work for you.
at my gym we have a hack squat machine and two leg press machines. one leg press you're almost laying back and pushing up, and the other one you're sitting up and pushing out. i can't imagine there being much of a difference. maybe i'll just make-do with the hack squat machine.

my reasoning behind wanting to use free weights is the core workout you get from having to stabilize the weight. i'm planning on going to see a sports doctor soon.. on the phone he said he might have some exercises that would increase my flexbility in the downwards portion of the squat and hopefully compensate for any rounding that might happen on the way up.
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What's a hack squat?
Here's the machine version (this is the one that I meant).




OR there's the barbell version...

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #186 (permalink)
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First time that I've actually seen that female PT.... and I'm kinda in love. She's got GREAT form on everything and she breaks down every major lift nicely. Anyone looking for tips should look her up... esp. for things like the deadlift and the squat.

Here's a great one that she does re: biceps too...


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Old 02-04-2011, 05:51 PM   #187 (permalink)
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at my gym we have a hack squat machine and two leg press machines. one leg press you're almost laying back and pushing up, and the other one you're sitting up and pushing out. i can't imagine there being much of a difference. maybe i'll just make-do with the hack squat machine.

my reasoning behind wanting to use free weights is the core workout you get from having to stabilize the weight. i'm planning on going to see a sports doctor soon.. on the phone he said he might have some exercises that would increase my flexbility in the downwards portion of the squat and hopefully compensate for any rounding that might happen on the way up.
first of all, how did u hurt ur back? Also thought maybe u should get a weight belt it would help support ur core and lower back.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:32 AM   #188 (permalink)
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thanks for posting those vids ToRap...
i tried that hack squat (barbell) today for the first time and loved it.
i think im going to add it in to my leg routine from now on.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #189 (permalink)
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if anyone wants to get in shape but is new at working out i strongly reccomend p90x. i did it and went from 185 pounds to 160 within 6 months. of course that is loss of fat AND gaining of muscle so you could say i lost about 40 pounds of fat. i slacked off when i got into grade 11 cause there was SO MUCH WORK and so im up to 168 now. i recently started again now that exams are over and i'm seeing results once again within the first week. key point, make sure your calorie intake is adequate or else you will build muscle, not gain fat, and just look like a big ball. good luck to anyone who starts it, and just remember, first two weeks you will be soar to a point of almost not being able to move but when your body adjusts(and it will) the results are fantastic.
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First time that I've actually seen that female PT.... and I'm kinda in love. She's got GREAT form on everything and she breaks down every major lift nicely. Anyone looking for tips should look her up... esp. for things like the deadlift and the squat.

Here's a great one that she does re: biceps too...

Yeah she's great! Bang on about the guns. I see so many guys at the gym curling forty and fifty pound dumbbells, rocking the shit out of it, swinging and shitting their pants. Good and correct form will stimulate your muscles more, engage any secondary muscles, and most importantly prevent injury and unnecessary stress on your joints. It also requires more mental focus, and strengthens the mind-muscle relationship when you exercise.
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Yeah she's great! Bang on about the guns. I see so many guys at the gym curling forty and fifty pound dumbbells, rocking the shit out of it, swinging and shitting their pants. Good and correct form will stimulate your muscles more, engage any secondary muscles, and most importantly prevent injury and unnecessary stress on your joints. It also requires more mental focus, and strengthens the mind-muscle relationship when you exercise.
Some times you have to cheat a little bit on your curls to get the results. Thats the way I see it. I'm not talking about major back swing here though. When I first started out I was doing 100% correct form with 20-25 pounders and I was stuck on the same weight for nearly a year. I started cheating on 30 pounders and within a few months I was doing 45's. Doing reps of 6-8 on each arm with 45's with a slight cheat allowed me to eventually curl 30-35 pounders with 100% correct form. Now I am able to curl 40's with 100% correct form.

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This is a really great thread...lots of good information.

One thing that doesnt' seem to have been discussed around diet is calories. Do any of you 'cut' guys monitor your calories? I've worked out on an off for about 11 years but never got serious about building...just wanted to be nicely toned and strong which I've been able to achieve. I love to eat and I have a weakness for salty snacks so with about a 2 year exception i've struggled with the mid section as many middle age guys do.

Since I don't have the amount of muscle required to burn excess calories...how should I go about figuring out a good amount to consume? I work out 3 days a week at the gym, 1/2 hour weights and 1/2 hour cardio. I play volleyball in the winter and baseball/jog in the summer so i'm fairly active. I've found that I either eat too many cals so that I slowly gain weight or not enough so that I can drop or maintain but even one 'bad' night of drinking or binging at a party and I put on 3 lbs telling me i'm actually starving myself.

I'm really struggling to find a balance.
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Some times you have to cheat a little bit on your curls to get the results. Thats the way I see it. I'm not talking about major back swing here though. When I first started out I was doing 100% correct form with 20-25 pounders and I was stuck on the same weight for nearly a year. I started cheating on 30 pounders and within a few months I was doing 45's. Doing reps of 6-8 on each arm with 45's with a slight cheat allowed me to eventually curl 30-35 pounders with 100% correct form. Now I am able to curl 40's with 100% correct form.
Everyone's different with different bodies that respond differently to different regimens. Good form with 20 and then 25s, no cheating, performed correctly led to steady increases alongside a stronger core, better breathing and more focus. People stand to do dumbbell curls so they can swing. You rarely see someone doing standing curls with their backs against the wall. The whole point of standing is so that you engage your core as a stabilizer muscle, not only to prevent swinging, but to increase core strength and posture.
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Everyone's different with different bodies that respond differently to different regimens. Good form with 20 and then 25s, no cheating, performed correctly led to steady increases alongside a stronger core, better breathing and more focus. People stand to do dumbbell curls so they can swing. You rarely see someone doing standing curls with their backs against the wall. The whole point of standing is so that you engage your core as a stabilizer muscle, not only to prevent swinging, but to increase core strength and posture.
Yep. Or you can simply sit down on a bench when you're doing those DB curls to stop the "cheating" that way.

I can see what 007 is saying though... a LITTLE bit of cheating doesn't hurt if you're only doing it to help break through a plateau.... it's those guys that have to swing that damn weight on the FIRST REP that are hurting themselves.
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This is a really great thread...lots of good information.

One thing that doesnt' seem to have been discussed around diet is calories. Do any of you 'cut' guys monitor your calories? I've worked out on an off for about 11 years but never got serious about building...just wanted to be nicely toned and strong which I've been able to achieve. I love to eat and I have a weakness for salty snacks so with about a 2 year exception i've struggled with the mid section as many middle age guys do.

Since I don't have the amount of muscle required to burn excess calories...how should I go about figuring out a good amount to consume? I work out 3 days a week at the gym, 1/2 hour weights and 1/2 hour cardio. I play volleyball in the winter and baseball/jog in the summer so i'm fairly active. I've found that I either eat too many cals so that I slowly gain weight or not enough so that I can drop or maintain but even one 'bad' night of drinking or binging at a party and I put on 3 lbs telling me i'm actually starving myself.

I'm really struggling to find a balance.
I'm wagering that "Mr. Cut" (Insider) would be the guy to talk to on this one... I've been actively trying (and succeeding) to put on mass for years now lol.

How many meals/day do you eat though? And do you eat a good breakfast every day? Do you eat late at night? Are you into sodas? All of these things can play a factor...
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For some reason my body can only tolerate two boiled eggs in the morning. I've tried to eat 3 but I just feel sick as I begin to eat the third one.
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I'm wagering that "Mr. Cut" (Insider) would be the guy to talk to on this one... I've been actively trying (and succeeding) to put on mass for years now lol.

How many meals/day do you eat though? And do you eat a good breakfast every day? Do you eat late at night? Are you into sodas? All of these things can play a factor...
I typically try to eat 6 times a day, alternating meals and snacks and never eat within 3 hours of going to bed. My breakfasts probably could be more substantial. I like a big bowl of frosted flakes plus my veggie/fruit suppliment drink...or I might have a piece of bread with peanut butter with a smaller bowl of cereal. I snack on things like granola bars, an apple or pretzels. Lunch is often a lean cuisine meal with 4 or 5 meatballs thrown in for extra protein. I won't by any means say I eat the greatest...I don't really like vegetables and fruits have too much sugar so I suppliment for both. I have about 3 liters of water a day and the rest I drink sugar free stuff. I don't eat sweets either. My weaknesses are frozen foods like chicken fingers and then salty snacks like pretzels and crispy mini's....but I monitor my portions. I just don't know what kind of consumption I should be taking in.

The only time I have luck consistantly dropping weight is when I low-carb, but I only like to do that a couple times a year tops and for a few weeks each...typically after Christmas for one of those times.
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I typically try to eat 6 times a day, alternating meals and snacks and never eat within 3 hours of going to bed. My breakfasts probably could be more substantial. I like a big bowl of frosted flakes plus my veggie/fruit suppliment drink...or I might have a piece of bread with peanut butter with a smaller bowl of cereal. I snack on things like granola bars, an apple or pretzels. Lunch is often a lean cuisine meal with 4 or 5 meatballs thrown in for extra protein. I won't by any means say I eat the greatest...I don't really like vegetables and fruits have too much sugar so I suppliment for both. I have about 3 liters of water a day and the rest I drink sugar free stuff. I don't eat sweets either. My weaknesses are frozen foods like chicken fingers and then salty snacks like pretzels and crispy mini's....but I monitor my portions. I just don't know what kind of consumption I should be taking in.

The only time I have luck consistantly dropping weight is when I low-carb, but I only like to do that a couple times a year tops and for a few weeks each...typically after Christmas for one of those times.
Yikes... that's not much for breakfast at all.... I stopped having cereal years ago because it just did nothing for me and left me feeling drained.

My diet right now consists of...

- chicken breasts
- tuna
- frozen salmon filets
- egg whites
- protein shakes
- cheese
- almonds
- broccoli
- turkey sandwiches
- protein bars
- sweet potatoes

Those are the staples.... I'd be lying if I said that I didn't cheat every once in a while with some pizza or a Subway Sub.... and the occasional beer.

I know that when people are trying to cut they wake up and run before breakfast... you could try that in addition to eating a bit cleaner.

Getting your nutrition right is 80% of the battle (whether you're gaining or cutting). Try to stay away from processed foods as much as much as you can... or limit those things that you just HAVE to have (chicken fingers) to one "cheat day" to keep you sane.

Like I said before... I'm sure that Insider has more tips than me.... I'm sure he'll chime in soon.
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The trick is to eat a lot of small meals, rather than a few large ones. Also always try eating/doing cardio as early in the day as possible. These two things will speed up your metabolism.

If you're gonna have carbs (and everyone should), have them in the first part of the day, and avoid having them at night. Oatmeal is great for breakfast. Might not taste the best, but its great for you. Turkey and Salmon are probably the best meat option. You can supplement your diet with whey protein shakes in between. Other good foods Id suggest adding to your diet are green tea, spinach, almonds and blueberries.

So for breakfast Id suggest these things; oatmeal or eggs (attempt to keep the ratio of egg whites to yokes as high as possible) with a slice of whole wheat toast.

For snacks in between meals, almonds or cottage cheese are good options.

Have shakes in between meals if you're hungry, or as meal replacements if you really wanna cut down weight and calorie intake.

For dinner/lunch id suggest lean proteins, turkey, salmon, tuna or chicken, with some mixed vegetables. Roasted or baked is the safest bet if you wanna do it proper. For carbs, Id suggest sweet potato over regular potatoes. Brown rice and yams are good options too. Use balsamic vinegar and lemon/lime juice instead of dressings on your salads, and eat lots of veggies like broccoli and lettuce.

Also dont eat within 3 hours of bed and you're good to go.

Ohhh and last but not least. HOT SAUCE! ... its good for you. If you need a condiment for your meals, Id suggest hot sauce over ketchup or anything creamy like mayo.
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Yikes... that's not much for breakfast at all.... I stopped having cereal years ago because it just did nothing for me and left me feeling drained.

My diet right now consists of...

- chicken breasts
- tuna
- frozen salmon filets
- egg whites
- protein shakes
- cheese
- almonds
- broccoli
- turkey sandwiches
- protein bars
- sweet potatoes

Those are the staples.... I'd be lying if I said that I didn't cheat every once in a while with some pizza or a Subway Sub.... and the occasional beer.

I know that when people are trying to cut they wake up and run before breakfast... you could try that in addition to eating a bit cleaner.

Getting your nutrition right is 80% of the battle (whether you're gaining or cutting). Try to stay away from processed foods as much as much as you can... or limit those things that you just HAVE to have (chicken fingers) to one "cheat day" to keep you sane.

Like I said before... I'm sure that Insider has more tips than me.... I'm sure he'll chime in soon.
Ur on the damn right track. Im just starting to get back into dieting again this month, so I can get ripped for the summer time. This vacation and holiday season did me no good. Grrrr. I even started a workout log to make sure Im making progress .... yeah im one of those dudes with a pen and paper in the gym. Dont judge me lol
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