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Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:42 pm
AngryGoldfish wrote:Going to buy some new weights for my home. What should I be looking for?
Fixed dumbbells?Plates that can be changed?
Round plates or hexagonal plates?
What kind of barbell should I be looking at? What kind of weight should I be aiming for?
I'm looking to get stronger, first and foremost, but I also would like to increase my metabolism and thus be able to maintain my current diet without gaining too much fat. Not sure if gaining strength as well as losing fat is possible. Some say it's possible, some say it's not. Either way I want to get stronger. I'm also doing cardio workouts and have lost fat. Even if I don't get that much stronger, my lifts will be improve and I will get fitter.
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:43 pm
Harry_Manback wrote:Hey dudes. I'm still grinding away. Bottomed out with depression and had to get some help. Hoping some meds and exercise will pull me out of this hole. No alcohol for five days.
Complete mental warfare at this point.
Monday - 4 miles at 8:30
Tues - 5x5 squat, bench, rows, 3x15 dips, 3x8 skullcrushers, 3x70' planks
Wed - 5x5 leg press, OHP, close grip bench, 3 x b/w pullups to failure, 1x5 DL @ 320#, 20 min HIIT sprints and bro curls
Goals is to run a 10k this month.
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:49 pm
D.o.S. wrote:I still want Vid to tell me what excercises I need to do to get all sick nasty at action sports.
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:21 pm
vidret wrote:If you can get enough dumbbells to cover the ground in between you could get fixed, otherwise get plates that can be changed. money issue mostly.
Preferrably an olympic barbell, 20 kg weight with the proper dimensions, if you can get it 2nd hand go for it.
If you can stack 2 of each that'd be great (1 kg, 2,5kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg, 20 kg) - it'll give you a proper ladder up to 120kg+.
You can get stronger while losing fat, it's almost impossible to put on muscle AT THE SAME TIME as losing fat. If you are, you're zig-zagging. I think I might've covered this in my opening post.
Aim for strength and a proper diet, the rest will follow.
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:59 pm
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:05 am
vidret wrote:Hmm. What I'd do is probably this then (I can have the same kind of mental issues as you regarding the buzzkill) -
get dumbbells with removable plates, limit your exercises and use bodyweight movements to warm up.
So essentially if your day is gonna be shoulder pressing then you keep it on 15 kg or whatever, no messing around. You set it to 15kg (just guessing), do some pushups and get warm then off you go. If you really do need 2 different weights for 2 different exercises then so be it, but I'd suggest keeping to one weight for every exercise so it doesn't become a hindrance. Lat raises can be done just holding one of the weights in each hand (2,5kg or 5kg or whathaveyou) - no need to put it on the DB.
vidret wrote:Yeah a full kit from a store is going to cost, buy second hand is really what I'm saying. I don't think those weights are olympic sized below 20kg (10 and 15 are too small to deadlift from the "correct" height).
Do a calculation. Can you get it for less than a year of gym membership (+gas/transportation?) = get a set for the barbell. if not, go gym.
Watermelon's my thing lately. I'm off the cereals now for 3 months.
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:00 am
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:02 am
AngryGoldfish wrote:So I decided to weigh myself this morning for the first time since I started working 4-5 times a week 30-60 minutes a day. And I'm still 180lbs. WTF?!! This is wrecking my head. I feel leaner. I feel like I look it. My clothes seem looser. What is going on? Is it just in my head? Maybe my diet is still not right. Fucking hate this shit.
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:16 am
untilshewokeme wrote:AngryGoldfish wrote:So I decided to weigh myself this morning for the first time since I started working 4-5 times a week 30-60 minutes a day. And I'm still 180lbs. WTF?!! This is wrecking my head. I feel leaner. I feel like I look it. My clothes seem looser. What is going on? Is it just in my head? Maybe my diet is still not right. Fucking hate this shit.
Losing body fat, gaining muscle mass.
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:19 pm
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