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Old 01-13-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Weight Lifting Thread

I saw from a few peoples interests and youtube videos that there is a small number of us on this forum that work out and enjoy weight lifting and nutrition. Just thought it would be cool to have a thread to discuss and share techniques and tips to those who have been lifting for a long time, and those who are trying to start out.

For me I was a skinny and lanky kid in high school (6'3 and 160 lbs), but I have now worked out for over 5 years and gotten up to a solid 205. I focus on Bench, Squat and Dead lift with a few isolation workouts in between.

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My passion is advanced concepts in nutrition. I used to be fat, now a competitive bodybuilder. My career is in it, but I train 12-18 hours a week after work

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Thats great to hear stories about people changing their lives with nutrition and fitness, congrats!
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Not really into the nutrition. But I don't really eat a lot of junk. Joined a gym awhile ago but haven't really been putting in the effort till recently.
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I'm kind of combining a crossfit style with weight lifting, it's a PITA. I'll never be a big dude but I've gone from 5'11 never touched a weight and 140 when I went to bootcamp in 2009 to 182lbs as of 3 hours ago. I like to stay agile and keep my endurance up but I enjoy the size I've gained over the last couple years.
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I've been lifting for twenty something years. I try to eat right, I lift 4-5 times a week with some aerobic training mixed in and weigh in about 220 lbs. For a guy with college age kids, I think I'm doing OK. It definitely helps around the house like cutting wood, picking things up, and carrying heavy things.
I also know that my kid's friends, especially the boys, cough cough *fear*, respect me.
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I've been lifting for twenty something years. I try to eat right, I lift 4-5 times a week with some aerobic training mixed in and weigh in about 220 lbs. For a guy with college age kids, I think I'm doing OK. It definitely helps around the house like cutting wood, picking things up, and carrying heavy things.
I also know that my kid's friends, especially the boys, cough cough *fear*, respect me.
Are you the mustache man?!

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That's a cool vid. Actually, I'm shaven/bald and a bit bigger than that dude.
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I get a really good workout from my job, it keeps me very "ripped" but I just cant gain any weight. I'm 5'9" and 155. I would like to get up to about 175 but no matter how much I eat, I stay the same. I thought about getting some of that milkshake mix crap, but I just dont know about it. Anybody use that stuff?
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Im goin to start working working out again had a physical last week and they told me i have high blood pressure and that i need to loose like 70 lbs :O oh and im 23 years old
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I've been meaning to start a thread like this! I've been working out since I was a freshman at high school but haven't gotten serious until about a year ago. First time I benched it was a measly 65 pounds. I just benched 215 last week. I also am into eating healthy (Abs are made in the kitchen!)

Any supplements you guys are taking?
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No supplements for me was 231 mid summer. Down to 210 currently. Not really concerned about my weight. Just want to redistribute it. Lol
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I've been meaning to start a thread like this! I've been working out since I was a freshman at high school but haven't gotten serious until about a year ago. First time I benched it was a measly 65 pounds. I just benched 215 last week. I also am into eating healthy (Abs are made in the kitchen!)

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When I first got into lifting I was dropping hundreds on stacks. (There was a GNC on every base I've been to... Biggest waste of money second to owning a Mustang) My biggest gains have been from completely changing my diet. I eat tons of lean red meat, poultry, fish and veggies and snack on nuts. I still take protien (optimum nutrition) in the morning usually as breakfast. I invested in one of those little single serving blenders and toss a scoop of whey in with a banana and some flax seed with skim milk.

I should get off of the pre workouts but I love that animal feeling. C4 watermelon flavor is my crack.
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When I first got into lifting I was dropping hundreds on stacks. (There was a GNC on every base I've been to... Biggest waste of money second to owning a Mustang) My biggest gains have been from completely changing my diet. I eat tons of lean red meat, poultry, fish and veggies and snack on nuts. I still take protien (optimum nutrition) in the morning usually as breakfast. I invested in one of those little single serving blenders and toss a scoop of whey in with a banana and some flax seed with skim milk.

I should get off of the pre workouts but I love that animal feeling. C4 watermelon flavor is my crack.
Starting in September this year I stopped using whey protein (HUGE waste of money) but I noticed moving into December I hit a plateau and just couldn't up my weight. My friend recommended me to this supplement place, something I was and currently still am against and the guy gave me this thing called estrastain. He basically lied to me and I won't ever go on supplements again except maybe a small thing of creatin right before summer but it is having results along with my strict diet and workout scheme
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I've been lifting for a long time and have always enjoyed it. I'm in my forties now and only hit the gym three times a week. I start with 30 minutes of cardio and then about 40 minutes of free weights.

I tried the MMA training for awhile and enjoyed the striking and ground fighting ( all of which was controlled) lol....just kept hurting something, shoulder, elbow, knee, etc......training for that in your forties is tough!

I also do some rode cycling when time allows.

Supplements - I drink a whey protein and use different products for a pre workout drink, right now I'm drinking C4 before and during my training.
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When I first got into lifting I was dropping hundreds on stacks. (There was a GNC on every base I've been to... Biggest waste of money second to owning a Mustang) My biggest gains have been from completely changing my diet. I eat tons of lean red meat, poultry, fish and veggies and snack on nuts. I still take protien (optimum nutrition) in the morning usually as breakfast. I invested in one of those little single serving blenders and toss a scoop of whey in with a banana and some flax seed with skim milk.

I should get off of the pre workouts but I love that animal feeling. C4 watermelon flavor is my crack.
I agree. I spent all of my highschool job money on supplements and all that bull. When I turned 21 I started eating right and changing my diet. When I wanted to gain size this past summer I ate 6 meals a day and aimed for 210 grams of protein per day. I went from 190 to 210 and benched 315lbs, deadlifted 445lbs and squated 365lbs (knee injury).

Stay away from all the gimmick supps like Test boosters and anabolic whatevers. Stick to protein and multi vitamins and pre workout if you must, although it is very addictive.

I was a hard gainer as well but when you eat 6 times a day and balance your carbs and protein you can put size on no matter who you are.
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I agree. I spent all of my highschool job money on supplements and all that bull. When I turned 21 I started eating right and changing my diet. When I wanted to gain size this past summer I ate 6 meals a day and aimed for 210 grams of protein per day. I went from 190 to 210 and benched 315lbs, deadlifted 445lbs and squated 365lbs (knee injury).

Stay away from all the gimmick supps like Test boosters and anabolic whatevers. Stick to protein and multi vitamins and pre workout if you must, although it is very addictive.

I was a hard gainer as well but when you eat 6 times a day and balance your carbs and protein you can put size on no matter who you are.
What is pre workout?
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What is pre workout?
Its like crack for working out lol you take it like 30 mins before you workout and it gives u a rush of energy pretty awesome i remember trying one that gave me tunnel vision! Massive pump
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Its like crack for working out lol you take it like 30 mins before you workout and it gives u a rush of energy pretty awesome i remember trying one that gave me tunnel vision! Massive pump
So is it like an energy boost drink?
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See I attribute pushing past my plateaus to my protien intake. I couldn't get past 170 for a long time. Then while on deployment amidst working on the flight deck and shitty food I ordered a ton of whey and casein and wouldn't you know it, 3 months later I'm tipping 185 of lean mass from working out and running around in the persian gulf with 112 lbs on my back and tossing 50 lb displays up into cockpits. Different strokes for different folks. I suppose.

I did a cycle of creatine mono and all it did was make me lose tone and have to piss every 20 minutes.
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So is it like an energy boost drink?
It's on a totally different level from say monsters. They increase blood flow and oxygen flow to your muscles and give you a pump that feels like your skin is going to tear itself apart. Good for making you poo too
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It's on a totally different level from say monsters. They increase blood flow and oxygen flow to your muscles and give you a pump that feels like your skin is going to tear itself apart. Good for making you poo too
Hahaha well no problems there in the poo department. I'll have to check into this more to see if its right for me.
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Stay away from all the gimmick supps like Test boosters and anabolic whatevers. Stick to protein and multi vitamins and pre workout if you must, although it is very addictive.

I was a hard gainer as well but when you eat 6 times a day and balance your carbs and protein you can put size on no matter who you are.
Haha I tried tribulus once. All it did was make my fiance exhausted (shrug)
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Hahaha well no problems there in the poo department. I'll have to check into this more to see if its right for me.
Yea and be careful. Start out with a quarter scoop and see how you feel. I know alot of guys that took pre workout for the first time and ended up missing the workout because they felt so weird. It definitely isn't for everyone. My favourites are Cellucor C4, and the new Powder Burn from RIVALUS (take half dosage its strong).

Pre workout is nice, but honestly some of my best workouts have been supplement free with good music in my ears and motivation.
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What music does everyone listen to when working out?

80's rock/metal for me
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I get a really good workout from my job, it keeps me very "ripped" but I just cant gain any weight. I'm 5'9" and 155. I would like to get up to about 175 but no matter how much I eat, I stay the same. I thought about getting some of that milkshake mix crap, but I just dont know about it. Anybody use that stuff?
I've met alot of guys in the gym who swore they couldn't gain weight, but when we break down their diet we find they're not eating near as many calories as they think they are...
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I've tried alot of different workouts and diet plans, bought into all the gimmick crap early on, etc. I followed the Muscle&Fiction "get ripped(off) in 30 days" and much more. I finally found out that you get big by lifting big and eating big. In my powerlifting phase I topped out around 245lbs, but I've found that I'm most comfortable around 200. Now, I lift enough heavy weight to keep my strength up, and follow crossfit style workouts to keep me in shape.
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80's rock/metal for me
I play a little bit of ACDC when I workout, but as a result if being in footbal for a couple years we used to get pumped before games on good ol rap and hip hop. 50 Cent's album Get Rich or Die tryin will give any workout a good rush of anger
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I've tried alot of different workouts and diet plans, bought into all the gimmick crap early on, etc. I followed the Muscle&Fiction "get ripped(off) in 30 days" and much more. I finally found out that you get big by lifting big and eating big. In my powerlifting phase I topped out around 245lbs, but I've found that I'm most comfortable around 200. Now, I lift enough heavy weight to keep my strength up, and follow crossfit style workouts to keep me in shape.
Very similar to me. I got up to 235 but had to eat so much and lift so heavy that my body was in constant pain and I felt too heavy. Now I sit comfortably at 200 without having to eat like a freak and can still bench 300 and dead lift 420 Ish. I guess now I am more into maintaining.

As for music I listen to a lot of Muse, Mos Def, billy talent, alexisonfire etc whatever gets the blood pumping.
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I've met alot of guys in the gym who swore they couldn't gain weight, but when we break down their diet we find they're not eating near as many calories as they think they are...
I see... I will keep that in mind

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