Workout thread

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 118 reps Joined Feb 2010
Wed, Sep 14, 2022 8:23 AM
posted by birddog23

That was me.

For a beginner or someone without great levels of strength - I'd recommend avoiding machines. In my opinion and experience, the 30-60 minutes you are spending in the gym can be better utilized with barbells, dumbbells, kettle bells, or body weight. But definitely more than one way to skin a cat. If it works for you, great!


On a side note, and humble brag, at 31 years old I was able to move 320lbs for 4 reps back squatting fairly well yesterday morning. 

Definitely not moving weight like I used to in my early 20's but as a dad with 2 kids and a full time job and life now - I will take it!

I agree with your comments about someone just starting out. In that case, I'd start out with the basic compound moves with barbells/dumbbells then graduate to machines when one becomes more advanced. You want to build a strong base before moving on.
kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 17 reps Joined Aug 2017
Wed, Sep 14, 2022 9:06 AM
posted by Zunardo

Anybody here develop golfer's elbow, and if so what changes did you make to working out?  Not sure if that's what I have, but it came on over a month's time, really weird pains deep inside elbow  and radiating up the biceps, even though there's no pain in the tendon itself.  Really starts to hurt after a set of curls.  Read somewhere to keep your wrists straight during curls, and that helps out immensely.

tennis elbow band helps. Forearm exersizes makes it go away. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 235 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 14, 2022 9:14 AM

Another 5:30am workout today. Deadlifts was the main lift. Good mornings and hanging knee raises for the additional work. I did use a machine for the good mornings (because I hate them) and it was great.

This is a video of the machine. I like that there is a qr code on each machine linking to a youtube video on how to use them. This is the owner of the gym we joined.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 81 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 27, 2022 3:41 PM

How’s the workouts been going Hulk(Justin)? 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 235 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 27, 2022 3:42 PM

Halfway thru week 3. I am getting stronger but still weaker than a 13 year old girl.

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