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Working Out...Time Of Day/Motivation

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

  1. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Is there anyone who has a body type similar to what you want? For me, it's Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). Awesome body, even if he was juiced up.
  2. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Well-Known Member

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    Try doing 5x5, but incrementing 20 lbs after each set.

    I do:
    210x5
    230x5
    250x5
    270x5
    290x3

    When I can crank out the final 2 at 290 I'll increase all sets by 5 lbs. I rest a good bit between sets. I'm more focused on strength for this workout. I will mix it up once and a while and do lower weights, higher reps. With that I don't rest more than 30 seconds.
  3. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Any fighter around 180... I've always felt fighters maximize their size better than anybod with explosiveness, strength, and endurance.
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  4. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Right now my upper back and lats are crazy sore from barbell rows I did yesterday. Guess that's a good thing.

    The past few weeks I've been lifting Sun, Tues, and Thurs. Pullups/Chinups and Squats on each of those days. On alternate lifting days I either do Deadlifts and Overhead Presses or Bench Press and Barbell Rows. I'm going to continue with this until I plateau. Always warmup and cooldown on the elliptical. I go on these days because it seems like the gym is MUCH less crowded for some reason...particularly on a Sunday afternoon. I hate having to wait to use equipment...just want to go in, get what I need done, and go home. Some dudes at my gym talk alot and look at themselves in the mirror between sets...I don't get it.

    On Mon, Wed, Fri I walk 0.5 mile on treadmill, then run 2.2 miles at a fast pace, then warm down 0.5 miles walking. I plan to increase the run 0.2 miles each week until I can run 5 miles at the pace I'm running now.

    I used to combine lifting and cardio days...but found that I began to dread working out on those days and motivating myself to go to the gym was much harder than now where I go in with a specific target of either lifting or cardio. Its extra trips to the gym, but at least I'm there for only 45 minutes each time...versus 75-90 minutes.
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  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    This is the absolute WORST. I can't stand that crap. There are guys that work out together and talk, but still bust out their sets and move on. But there are some guys just hanging out that drive me insane. There was a guy on one of the machines the other day, just sitting there, talking to his buddy about his favorite TV shows.

    Like you, I also find that I'm more effective with 45 minute, targeted workouts than trying to be there for an hour and a half. It's easier to get up and do this stuff with shorter workouts too.
  6. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Cardio is much better for your overall and long term health. People just want to get big to impress. You need weight lifting as part of your regular exercise regime, but only 2 times a week. The other 4 times should be spent on cardio. If you're really interested in getting healthy and living a long time.
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  7. TheCount

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    A significant amount of P90x is bodyweight, pull-ups, pushups and dumbbell exercises actually. It gets a lot of flack, but it's a great entry point for people too self conscious to go to the gym, especially young people.
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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  9. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    P90x has caught flack? Seems like a really solid premise.

    The amazing thing was that people bought into that. It wasn't some groundbreaking idea. If you work out for 90 days and eat healthier/less of course you're going to see some kind of results.
  10. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but do you even Shake-Weight, brah?
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  11. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Elliot Hulse. I watch a lot of "StrengthCamp" on YouTube. He's not super ripped or anything but he just looks really stout and more like an athlete than a model.

    I'll probably never be his size because I'm naturally a skinnier guy, but it's what I'm aiming for.
  12. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Great body. That guy is BIG.

    My problem is that I feel fat even when I'm cutting. I eat 2200 calories roughly at 6'0" 218 lbs. I've never been on a true bulk and ate 3000+ calories before.
  13. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Do you even lift bro?
  14. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Lift weights and a quicker pace that elevates your heart rate then.
  15. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I want to be like this guy
  16. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Noodle Arm
  17. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Did you watch the video and see what he's all about?
  18. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Yeah hes a small guy. I'm not a big fan of crossfit.
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  19. Szczepanik

    Szczepanik Well-Known Member

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    Crossfit... ugh. In my opinion if you are trying to gain size Crossfit is the worst thing you could do.

    Monday: Chest/Abs
    Tues: Back/Calves
    Wed: Shoulders/Abs
    Thurs: Arms/Calves
    Friday Legs/ Abs
    Saturday: Rest.
    Sunday: Start the cycle over again.

    I work/college(Human Bio/Chem degree)/have a son yet I still have time to workout normally around 1030 P.M daily.

    Invest in a preworkout if you are having trouble being unmotivated or feeling tired.

    Arnold once said, everytime you are sitting on the couch just remember someone else out there is winning, getting smarter, or getting stronger.
  20. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    haha, I don't think you get how funny that video is...

    People fired over him, he destroyed the walls, etc... Look up "crossfitter ruins commercial gym" for commentary that I can't post here.
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