What are all your fitness goals for this summer? Trying any new workout plans?
I've started lifting a lot this year and so far have gained a little over 10lbs. My goal is to gain as much weight as possible this summer, hopefully in the range of 7-10lbs, to finally break the 150 mark. I've been doing a split workout but at home getting to the gym isn't as easy so I'm switching back to a full body plan, 3x week
Here's my plan: (reps are M, W, F)
Clean & Press: 4x8, 3x8, 2x8
Squat: 2x12, 1x12, 3x12
Rows: 4x8, 3x8, 2x8
Bench: 3x5, 4x5, 5x5
Deadlift: 1x10, 1x10, 2x10
Pullups: 30, 50, 30
Dips: 30, 40, 30
Curl: 4x8, 3x8, 2x8
I tried to pick 2-3 lifts to do more with each day and 2-3 to do less with so that I don't overwork anything.
What about you guys?
Yeah, I saw a young-ish (40's) doing preacher curls with an older man (late 50s early 60s or so). They both were doing 75 lbs. but the old man kept lifting his butt off the seat and using his weight to get momentum for the lift. I had to laugh cause he thought he was doing so good. On his lat pulls he would also use his weight to start the pull and then rock back. Do it wrong you get no gain.
This site is where I first heard about StrongLifts, and I remember Carl being one of the guys who does it. So, those numbers do seem believable...if a bit intimidating to me.
Ohm. Ohm. Every journey begins with but a single step. Ohhhhhm...
No, my numbers are real. I've been going to the gym since January and was a denizen 6 months prior for a year. I had to take 6 months off due to a shoulder injury.
Hey, Pete, don't beat yourself up about it. I'm just starting out, and using an empty bar, or nothing, for most of my exercises.
If you're a wimp, then what must that make me? Motivated weakling doesn't sound *too* bad.
Are you familiar with http://www.stronglifts.com at all? It's based on Reg Parks' work, and has you gradually ramp up your weights till you get those massive results, just 5 pounds at a time. There's a certain beauty to simplicity.
The program is not hard. The hard part is getting started...and that's what I'm finally managing to do.
Oh, and church directory photographs are in a month and a half so, while I certainly won't be thin and fit, I want some visible results by then. I have a deadline to meet.
Good for you, Man. You are on a roll. A little is always better than none, and the fun time will be when results are visible in the waistline.
Do what you're comfortable with and to hell with what anyone else thinks. The trick is to keep it up and if you're happy then what does it matter what anyone else says.
Oh yeah, about the form, that's why I got hurt, bad form.
Hey, I tore my pec when I was changing the oil in my daughter's car. Short wrench, tight bolt, wrong angle. I had to take a 3 week break from anything that had anything to do with the pecs (including biceps because of the support the chest provides when you lift) getting old sucks but the alternative sucks worse. But I'm back at it and going strong.