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Workout questions? Ask a Bodybuilder/Personal Trainer

Discussion in 'Health' started by Morrison, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    oldblue1968chevy

    oldblue1968chevy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.. okay thanks. Ill be going again next week probably daily with a buddy whos got a pretty good idea what hes doin thanks guys anymore info im listening
     
  2. Nov 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    t4r4life

    t4r4life poptard and protein farts

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    Don't kill yourself in the gym the first 2 weeks, when you first start the soreness is the worst. so pace your self and don't get burnt out.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    Looking for a little advice. I'm mid 30's 185lbs and 5'6". My current routine is run 30 mins(approx 5k) three times per week and on the other three days do 2 exercises for bi's, tri's, chest and shoulders (3 sets of 12 for each). Not sure I am writing that clear, but I do 6 sets for each body part above in the entire workout.

    Will this get me anywhere? I have been doing this for months and notice no weight loss. I am not trying to bulk up as I am already quite stocky. Any advice would be appreciated. I realize diet is an important factor, but would like advice on my workout for now. My goal is a little weight loss and muscle defining.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    12PM4X4OR

    12PM4X4OR Nip it in the bud!

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    W/O me having to read all the way through this thread...What do you recommend for the 55+ crowd besides checking with the doc or digging a hole?

    I am 55 but my brain says I'm 21. Muscles and joints don't bounce back like they use to & soreness seems like the onset of a heart attack :D. PKIM...I've searched for advise from several and although my bod is older my mind is still in a time warp...make sense wiper snapper.

    Oh ya...& why does it seem like your head is stuck on that body in the 1st post???
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    Can anyone recommend a weight/mass gainer that doesn't have 9 billion grams of sugar in it?
    Ideally, it'd be pretty rich in vitamins/minerals/all-that-jazz too

    Thanks
     
  6. Mar 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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    Cytogainer was my favorite weight gainer
    cookies and creme flavor
     
  7. Apr 29, 2014 at 6:39 AM
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    I would vary the cardio and/or up the number of times per week you do it as well as the duration. I'm 40, and I notice that it is much easier to bulk now than it was in my 20s and early 30s. It is NOT as easy to lose the fat.

    Best overall calorie burner for me is swimming.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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    RocktheRed

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    Is it possible/healthy to lose 15-20 lbs in 6 weeks?! I'm really failing on keeping my word to dieting and going to the gym but with summer right around the corner, I need to get motivated and jump on board! I broke my leg last July and essentially gained 15 lbs by doing nothing and not watching my diet..Now I need to lose it and get tone!
     
  9. Apr 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM
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    Skinny Rogers U know fish can hear u thinking just b4 u sneeze

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  10. Jul 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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    Hey Guys,
    So im looking for advice/opinions today. So here's my backstory:

    I'm a 6'0 180lb male in my mid 20's. Ive always been an active person, catoring around mostly outdoor activites and sports. I've never really been into the gym thing, but two years ago I thought id give "working out" a shot. My body type isnt neccesarily fat, and im pretty tall and slender, But I definitly have some pudge around my mid-section. Skinny fat i suppose. Looking to get rid of this and get healthier overal while building muscle, I decided to give P90X a shot.

    I ate pretty strict with the program and did two 90 round sessions. I lost a lot of weight. I was weighing in around 160 by the time the second session was done....but I never really lost the belly pudge. I also never really felt all that great during the program, sort of lightheaded sometimes during the workouts. But certainly better than my out of shape college days.

    About 6 months ago, I was really liking the strength training part of p90X and have always wanted to start lifitng (barbell exercises) so I decided to ditch the P90 and give a 5X5 program a shot. I purchased a bench set with weights, barbells, and plates, and a few dumbells. Ive been lifting 3-4 days a week for 6 straight months.

    Ive been doing Squats/Bench/Rows/Push-Ups/Curls and Squats/Overhead Press/ Deadlift/ Pullups alternating and upping the weight 5 lbs per exercise (When my body allows it. Somtimes I have to drop the weight and go back to the previous weight for a day).

    Ive been trying to eat plenty of protein, and plenty of food in order to gain muscle mass. But I fear ive been eating far to dirty or too much. Im back up to 180lbs and have definitely got more pudge than 6 months ago. I physically feel far better than during my P90 days and Im A LOT stronger than when I started, upping my weight amounts by a bunch.

    So at this point im a little discouraged. Im wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to augment my workouts and diet to achieve the results im looking for (more muscle mass, less skinny fat look). Any day-day diets/ meals would be awesome!

    Thanks guys.
    -Shane
     
  11. Sep 16, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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    Hey guys here my info

    5,5-5,6
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    Age 19

    Now my question is what are some of advice to become lean?

    What I do now - TRY to stay under 1500 Cals a day- Try to go to the gym Mon-Fri- 3-4 sets at 12 reps for strength training than 25 reps for my 3-4 Sets of abs workouts- I can specif if needed.

    Supplements taking- Arnold vitapacks & 2 scoops of his protein with water after a work out , I also started SHATTER as a preworkout I was on C4 before.

    My personal result notices- When I started working out I was working out with 10lbs... Then throughout the on-off works out I now use 25's referring to curls of course. Also I started at 155Lbs. At 148 however I feel like no matter what I try I cant break the plateau I've tried weight lose supplements and everything but still nothing.

    Anyways my main point here is what can I do to become leaner and get rid of my pudge . I've just ordered the JYM shred btw. Also I'm having troubles with running and was wondering if any had any options for me on that note. (Intermediate Level)
     
  12. Sep 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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    Hey guys, give this thread a visit. It's more active in there.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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    drmcstford

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    Weight Loss is about 70% diet 30% training (best estimate) However you can do a variety of things: Fasted Cardio The minute you wake up try doing 30 mins of cardio it shocks the system and is great for weight loss ;) Have a protein shake after and get that recovery! Don't be afraid of weights, weights are great for weight loss as well!
    LOL keep at the gym ! Take joint support (cissus, omegas, glucosomine etc..) some good protein shakes, a balanced diet and good training will take you very far!!
    For that my friend go with Monster Mass, or Carnivore mass great options! Want a budget friendly gainer? make it yourself buy a timed-release protein and some carbs you nutrition store should carry buckets of carbs mix the 2 yourself and bam!

    Hmmmmm I would say def not healthy way to loose that much weight in 6 weeks. I would say more in the lines of 5-10 pounds in 6 weeks

    My qualifications: Nutrition Store manager, NASM personal trainer, ISSA certified nutritionist.
     
  14. Dec 26, 2014 at 1:04 AM
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    Looking to start cutting early because I'm hoping to be in a police academy by summer. Do you suggest fewer sets and more reps (4x12) or higher sets and fewer reps (10x5)? Weight will adjust accordingly. I will also be doing HIT training at the end of every workout and at least a mile before each workout.

    Thanks!
     
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