Discussion in 'Everything else' started by Silphonica, Sep 16, 2010.
I feel exactly the same way.
I also need a 'fro cut
your house is now your gym. sit-ups, pull ups, crunches, pretty much everything you could and would do in a gym you theoretically could create an equivalent version of at home. no excuse.
Ignore this bs advice. Watch lots of porn, wank furiously over it for the next week, then realise what a sorry, shit stain you've become over nothing, leave the house, sort life out.
Glad I caught this, because I require advice Reddit.
I'm planning on getting back to the gym this week (between working close to full-time hours at a part-time job, preparing assignments at uni, seeing the family and girlfriend and writing for websites such as this fine one, it's difficult to fit time in) but I'm unsure what I'll need to be doing.
Basically, I want to get back into shape so I can play 11-a-side football again. A lot of this will be cardio, but what do you guys recommend? My membership allows me "gym and swim", the gym comes with typical gym equipment.
I also need to tone my stomach and chest primarily, and eventually I'd like to move on to weight training but I want to wait until I'm in a cardio routine first.
So, what sort of exercises would you guys recommend? Firstly for decent cardio and weight-loss training and for toning chest and stomach.
I've recently shut off my gym membership because what Evo is saying is actually right. I've invested in some loose cast iron weights (£30), a pull up bar (£15) and I've started training at home. I feel somewhat more motivated to work out at home plus I dont have to pay much for it.
Also, if I want to do cardio, I will run around the block or I can get one of those apps which will plan out a route for me and then I'll try to nail the route, then I can assess my progress over time.
I'm also looking into some training programmes such as P90X or Rush Fit, they look fucking brutal though. My friend at uni does Rush Fit and he says he's almost lifeless after it, but he feels really really good.
The money I save without a gym membership I can put towards going swimming or something.
If that's all you'd be doing in the gym normally, then you're better off doing it at home.
I've got weights in my room and always have the good intention of going a run, rarely to never do either.
Running is crap.
Swim or wrestle instead.
If you really want to add muscle and bulk up, you need to eat right and go the gym, or buy a lot of weights.
If you don't eat right your exercise will be less than half as effective if you do eat right. Also sleep, if you don't sleep, your body won't recover making it harder to exercise.
Think of it like this, exercising basically destroys your muscles, the protein from the food rebuilds them which can only be done from sleep. When I say exercise, I mean lifting heavy and increasing that weight every two weeks (this is why many bodybuilders talk about how much they can bench). People starting out should be doing compound lifts, this will initially build your core strength to help you move onto more complex lifting and exercising later on. Also, this doesn't only apply to those who are trying to be bodybuilders but this is what people do to reach the size they want, then cut fat, do cardio and maintain that size from then on.
To really bulk up (and when I say bulk up, people add weight and muscle slowly so its not like you'll be huge overnight, this is how people reach their desired size) you need to find your base metabolic rate and total daily expenditure and to find the amount of calories you need to intake. With that number you had 500 calories to bulk up, and subtract 300 to cut down.
if you just do exercises at home without the right nutrition it won't be half of as effective as you think and make slow progress.
Lifting, lifting, and cardio lifting.
Essentially everything you do in a gym is a cardiovascular workout. If you're new to weights, it will beat the shit out of you, and you will be fitter and healthier because of it.
If you want to train to play football... I'd recommend playing football. If you want to lose weight, sort out your diet, and lift heavy things. You can do all the ab work in the world and still have a gut. Diet is the single most important factor if weight is your main issue.
e: Baldy said it much better.
Great website, have a read.
If you want to bulk up and need an easy way to increase your calorie intake then drink lots of milk. Man I love milk.
Story of the year.
Well... I basically had a break down this evening, and told her everything that was going on in my head, well I guess anything that would have been reconciled between us wont any more, but it has actually made me feel better.
Better out than in, I guess.
Went to Adam Carolla's live show in Seattle over the weekend. Always good.
Urgh, long-distance is the most difficult when you don't know exactly when the next time will be.
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