Workout/Lifting Thread and Health Thread

Automatik Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:23 PM

The general rule is: if you think they're on, they most likely are.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:26 PM

I would guess hardly any of it going on at my gym. Not much body building going on. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:34 PM

gut Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:34 PM
posted by Automatik

The general rule is: if you think they're on, they most likely are.

How many tv/movie actors do you think are juicing?  Not the bodybuilder extras they bring in when they need a background thug or meathead, but major roles.  Maybe not regular users, but I'd bet if a guy has a movie where he wants to be ripped he hits the PED's hard with a trainer for 6 months prior to shooting.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:43 PM
posted by gut

How many tv/movie actors do you think are juicing?  Not the bodybuilder extras they bring in when they need a background thug or meathead, but major roles.  Maybe not regular users, but I'd bet if a guy has a movie where he wants to be ripped he hits the PED's hard with a trainer for 6 months prior to shooting.

I agree.  The results are too tempting to not do it.  

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:44 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I would guess hardly any of it going on at my gym. Not much body building going on. 

You're probably right.  Man, there were a lot of guys at just this one LA Fitness who looked like that too.  Is there that many competitive bodybuilders or are these just guys who want to be ripped?  

Automatik Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 1:44 PM
posted by gut

How many tv/movie actors do you think are juicing?  Not the bodybuilder extras they bring in when they need a background thug or meathead, but major roles.  Maybe not regular users, but I'd bet if a guy has a movie where he wants to be ripped he hits the PED's hard with a trainer for 6 months prior to shooting.

I’d say a lot. 

But the constant trainer / perfect diet definitely helps. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 16 reps Joined Jul 2017
Sat, Nov 21, 2020 9:23 AM

I wonder why Americans are so unhealthy


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https://www.pizzahut.com/c/content/beyond-meat-pizzas/index.html

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Nov 21, 2020 9:46 AM

Mmm Pizza Hut 

Fletch Member
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Sun, Nov 22, 2020 8:35 AM

Don’t workout much but need to start regular 2 or 3 days a week.


Anyone have a good plan for general weight room training?

Fletch Member
0 posts 0 reps Joined Nov 2020
Sun, Nov 22, 2020 8:35 AM

Don’t workout much but need to start regular 2 or 3 days a week.


Anyone have a good plan for general weight room training?

Fletch Member
0 posts 0 reps Joined Nov 2020
Sun, Nov 22, 2020 8:35 AM

Don’t workout much but need to start regular 2 or 3 days a week.


Anyone have a good plan for general weight room training?

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 25 reps Joined Oct 2010
Sun, Nov 22, 2020 10:07 AM
posted by Fletch

Don’t workout much but need to start regular 2 or 3 days a week.


Anyone have a good plan for general weight room training?

https://stronglifts.com/5x5/#Overview

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jan 4, 2021 10:07 AM

So in the spirit of the new year....who's getting fit?

I'm close to 200lb. Oops. This is not good, normal weight is around 180-185. I haven't weighed that much since college over a decade ago. But I was also jacked af then and moving serious weight. Not the case now. Sedentary winter and eating like a machine. 

I'm back to working out in front of the TV. Just started the free trial of Apple Fitness+. I still don't love class formats, but it's effective. I've only done 3 workouts and they kicked my ass royally. 

I don't see myself going back to a gym anytime soon, so I have to make do with what I got. I can't wait for the weather to turn to get back on the bike. Or I just need to get sack up, get better gear and ride in the cold.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 113 reps Joined Feb 2010
Mon, Jan 4, 2021 10:13 AM

Haven't stopped lifting during Covid but tweaked my left shoulder so have had to kind of baby it on bench presses.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 16 reps Joined Jul 2017
Mon, Jan 4, 2021 12:23 PM

Was able to obtain a pull up tower, so no longer need to go to gym except to swim


Today is usually the worst day of the year to be at a gym, wondering with virus fear relavent, if it is still crowded with the New Years Resolution newcomers?  Remember it will die down each week, and by mid February, it will be just  regulars


Backed off of the heavy the last few months to focus on form


Curious how many of you lift barefoot?  Feel much more on the chain especially with squats and deadlifts



BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 113 reps Joined Feb 2010
Mon, Jan 4, 2021 12:34 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

Was able to obtain a pull up tower, so no longer need to go to gym except to swim


Today is usually the worst day of the year to be at a gym, wondering with virus fear relavent, if it is still crowded with the New Years Resolution newcomers?  Remember it will die down each week, and by mid February, it will be just  regulars


Backed off of the heavy the last few months to focus on form


Curious how many of you lift barefoot?  Feel much more on the chain especially with squats and deadlifts



I used to wear Vibrams (essentially barefoot) and loved it.

Zunardo Senior Member
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Mon, Jan 4, 2021 3:40 PM

Started lifting for real 18 months ago.  Lost 40 lbs, and had hip replaced in February 2020 - had to lose the weight before the bone doc would do the procedure.  Good recovery, ready to go back to the gym - then Covid hit and the gym we went to has been closed since.  

Just started back a week ago at a new gym that operates sensibly.  Hello, DOMS, my old friend.  Should take a month or two before I can start going moderately hard again, I blame being 62.  By then my other hip should be just about ready to go  out, lol. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 4, 2021 4:06 PM

I try different programs for working out.  Over quarantine, I started doing a program called Stronglifts, which was basic 5x5 barbell lifts and no cardio.  I did it for abouit 3 months, and it wasn't for me.  Mostly because I'm 50 and my joints can't take heavy lifting like they used to.  Also, I'm more concerned about keeping a healthy heart as I age, so I wanted more work on that front.


I came across a book called Ready, Set, Go Synergy Fitness by Phil Campbell.  He is not a very good writer - that's for sure.  But if you can look past that, there's a lot of great stuff therein.  He talks a lot about training fast-twitch muscle along with slow-twitch, about natural HGH production, about a strong heart, and about bone strength.  He cites a lot of research and bases his recommendations on that.  I have been doing his program for about two months now, and I really like it.  It consists of three lifts per week, three sprint workouts per week and one steady state cardio per week.  Sounds like a lot, but it can be done over five days easily.  The sprint workouts are really tough, but I like the overall program and it is good for guys who are in my age group and may want to lesson the heavy lifting and get some good heart work in.  


Here's a link if you want it. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Fri, Mar 5, 2021 12:20 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

It consists of three lifts per week, three sprint workouts per week and one steady state cardio per week.  Sounds like a lot, but it can be done over five days easily.  The sprint workouts are really tough, but I like the overall program and it is good for guys who are in my age group and may want to lesson the heavy lifting and get some good heart work in.  


Here's a link if you want it. 

No link.  Stating because I'd actually be interested in reviewing his theory/philosophy


Sounds 82% similar to what I do, curious if performing 7 workouts into 5 days, when you double up, how does that look for the day?  i.e. lift before or after cardio?, time frame between the different workloads?

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