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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #180 on: April 17, 2014, 12:22:28 PM »
^^Whey protein isolate is your friend.


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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #181 on: April 17, 2014, 01:42:36 PM »
what is this?
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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #182 on: April 17, 2014, 03:00:17 PM »
^Hopefully Star won't answer that.

I have been running 5k, 5 times a week for 18 months and lost between 15 and 20 pounds. I am going to start doing some rowing and some light weights to get back some mass because running really does cause some serious loss...my arms are like twigs now.
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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #183 on: April 18, 2014, 04:10:56 PM »
what is this?

Basically, I'm talking about protein powder. Mix it into whatever you eat/drink after working out and there's your protein.

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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #184 on: April 19, 2014, 11:35:34 PM »
actually I could really benefit from a good protein shake in the morning or evening.  my job is pretty aerobic as it is and I eat like a horse.  food has been the biggest monthly expense my entire adult life.  not only that but, I no matter what I do I cant break the 180 lb barrier and put on muscle weight.  its the only weight I can put on as I have an absurdly low body fat index and I have a hyper metabolism.
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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #185 on: July 20, 2014, 08:15:18 PM »
I've been going to the gym regularly (2-4 times a week) doing weight lifting (machines) and walking on an indoor track.  I've been doing this for three months now.

My back is a lot better.  I was in almost daily back pain and almost all has vanished.  My stress levels are way down - despite some severe external stress factors.

I was not aiming to lose weight.  But my muscle ratio has gone way up. 

I'm very type A and have a desk job.  So this is pretty much the only exercise I get.  Especially when it is too hot in Bama in the summer to walk outside much.

My gym has all of my routine on a computer setup.  Thus the total weight lifted is given at the end of each workout.  I've gone from around 11,000 pounds to almost 19,000 pounds per workout.  This seems like a whole lot - but it really is not.  My circuit is 9 machines.  On the leg press I do 155 x 3 sets x 12 reps per set = 5,580 pounds.  In contrast, on curls I'm doing 35 pounds x 3 sets x 12 reps per set = 1,260 pounds.

One thing I have noticed (again) is how many people lift weights in a manner that minimizes the usefulness of the routine.  I've seen somebody do a "12 rep set" where they jerk the weights on a leg curl 4 times really fast.  Then stop for 15 seconds.  Then another 4 really fast.......  They are letting the momentum do most of the work.  I've also seen a lot of people really jerk weights with their entire body when they are supposedly exercising specific muscle groups.  Both of these activities get you a lot less benefit while greatly increasing the chance of injury.  The machines at my gym tell you when you are going to fast, when you let the weights rest, etc......

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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #186 on: July 20, 2014, 11:47:04 PM »
I just bench Gus 20 times.
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Re: Exercise Habits
« Reply #187 on: July 21, 2014, 12:30:45 PM »
I benched 405 the other day.  I hadn't done that in years.  Squats are consistent at 500lbs with strict form or a cheat squat at 545.  I stopped deadlifting but will dont bent over, reverse grip rows with 365.  I'm also running 4 miles in the morning, 3 or 4 mornings a week.

I've gone through a bit of burnout the past 2 weeks however, doing more running than weight lifting but I'm hoping to get some motivation back with a solid workout tonight.

The biggest things that helped me...dropping all the fun things in life....no drinking and I don't sit at the computer for hours after work like I was doing a year or so ago.

How do I feel?  Tired.   :2funny: ... seriously, I feel great and have had to purchase a new wardrobe twice now.
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