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Working Out...Time Of Day/Motivation

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Stryker44, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    I go right after work as well. It's the first 10 minutes that are hard for me. Around 5 p.m.-ish I start to feel sluggish and I'll always start off with stretching followed by a warmup that will wake up my entire CNS. I'm usually good to go afterwards. But I do believe in the mind over body thing. If your mind has any doubts at all, you're more likely to fail or have a bad workout.
  2. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I go in the morning for a couple of reasons.

    1. I hate working out in crowded gyms. Just too much going on, people doing things they shouldn't be doing in places they shouldn't be. People socializing, blocking you from just getting in and getting out, etc.

    2. The later the day gets, the easier it is to make excuses to not go. By the time I get off work, all I want to do is eat, watch a little sports and go to bed.

    3. It gets my mind right for the rest of the day. Being able to cross it off my list of things to do makes it feel like I've got a leg up.

    I go at 6:45am since I have to be out the door for work by 8:30.
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Really? I'm way better at getting to the gym on the weekend when I have more free time. I like to relax after work, but I get bored if I'm not doing anything during the weekend, much easier to go for me.

    Plus, it makes me feel better about crushing beers all night lol
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  4. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    LOL I'll leave that up to your imagination...
  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    What do you guys recommend I do for stretchmarks in my arms? I've been told I lost too much weight too fast and this is the outcome. It's keeping me from having any arm definition. I also have them in my stomach region. Is there a cream I should use or something?
  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    You need to get fat again an then lose weight slowly.
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  7. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    'Merica
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  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So true.

    I'm really struggling to make the adjustment now that I'm married with young kids. The morning seems like the solution if I want to see the kids at all before bedtime and maybe have dinner witht he family, but it's so hard for to get rolling at 6am or so.
  9. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Does anybody find it hard to fall asleep sometimes after working out...and keeping the routine becomes tougher as the week slogs on?
  10. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i believe those would fall under the headings of human biology and human nature respectively

    change up your exercise routines to keep it fresh
    if you have trouble falling asleep after working out, work out in AM
  11. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Are you on stimulants or pre workout supplements?

    Also trouble with sleeping can be tied to over training.
  12. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I work out four days a week, usually sometime between getting off from work and spending time with the kids. My kids are usually pretty good with giving me twenty minutes to knock out a quick work-out and I am a lot more mellow after I have that opportunity to let of some steam. I have a pair of Weider Club 50 pound adjustable weights and those things have been worth every penny I paid for them. It takes about five seconds to adjust them to the weight I want for each set.

    My morning routine consists of 45 minutes walking/elliptical and stretching. Flexibility hit the forefront of my goals once I hit 40 (man I am old) and realized that I snap crackle and pop more than I used to. I am fairly close to being able to rest my chin on my kneecaps on forward bend hamstring stretches though and that is pretty cool. My back has felt fantastic since I really started being serious about stretching. I am actually looking into Yoga to try and take some classes with my daughter. We'll see how that goes.

    All this stuff keeps me where I currently am physically and since I am pretty happy with where I am at this will probably continue to be what I do.
  13. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasin Zone Supporter

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  14. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I go 2-3 a week depending if I go skating or not. I go around 930pm
  15. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    How long does it take you to lift chest and shoulders?

    And how about legs and back?
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I go longer than needed. It takes me about an hour and 15 minutes for my workout.

    You could get a good workout in in 45 minutes probably.



    Go on youtube and type in Hodgetwins chest and shoulders workout and just copy what they do.


    Legs and back take me a little longer but I could also shorten it down too. I'd say about 1 and half hours but I could honestly do it in 45 minutes as well.



    I could make you a simple routine whenever I get some time that would probably take 45 minutes and you would only need to do it 4 days a week but it would basically just be something that I stole from the Hodgetwins on youtube.
  17. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    You didn't lose weight too fast. That is not the cause of loose skin, and certainly not the cause of stretch marks. Stretch marks are from the skin stretching too far and the binds being broken. You can never make them go away, but they can fade and be less noticeable. If you have loose skin too, which if you are saying it's causing a lack of definition, I imagine you do, then you can give the skin time to come back to your current shape (This can take 6 months to a couple years depending on various factors), you can bulk up and add more muscle in that area, or surgery.
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  18. Stryker44

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    How much cardio do you do, and do you do it before or after lifting?

  19. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Thanks man. I lost 85 lbs in 1 year. The loose skin is under my arms and on my stomach. I already am pretty bulky, which makes it sound harder to get rid of.
  20. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I lost over 150 in two years. Factors for loose skin include your age (and the elasticity of your skin), how big you were, how long you were big, how fast you got big (like pregnancy). I just had surgery last month for the area around my waist. I may or may not do something for the chest/arm area at some point.

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