Exercise is a crucial part of maintaining a manly physique. Join up to share ideas, get support and discuss plans with other men.

Members: 907
Latest Activity: on Sunday

Discussion Forum


Started by Last reply by Jul 24. 4 Replies

Body Weight Excercises

Started by Zach.. Last reply by Jul 13. 14 Replies

non gym exercise

Started by Matt Daly. Last reply by Jul 9. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Exercise to add comments!

Comment by Mike S. on May 29, 2015 at 8:54pm

Marvin - your back is considered part of your core. A lot of people think of your core as being your abs and obliques, but that is just half of it. You definitely won't feel it in either of those areas. Some things to consider when you are deadlifting: 1) Think of it more as a pushing motion than a pulling motion. What I mean by that is instead of focusing on pulling the weight up using your back muscles, focus more on pushing your heels through the floor and standing straight up. This will help your form and ensure you are activating the right muscles. 2) Make sure you aren't tensing up your arms too much. A lot of people get really stiff arms and lock their elbows. This is a result of my former point - they are looking at it as a pulling exercise. Just keep a tight grip and a relatively loose wrist, then stand up. 3) Pay very close attention to your back and ensure you do not round it out. 

Comment by Tim on May 29, 2015 at 10:20am

Matt, I agree with you about chin/pull ups..they are the among the best (and simplest) exercises to build upper body mass & strength. I started out early last year doing barely 6 pull I can do 15-20 easily. Am working on weighted pull-ups since regular pull ups feel so easy now!

Comment by Matt Daly on May 28, 2015 at 7:02pm

one of my fav exercises are pull ups/chin ups. I get asked by boys at school how often i curl and do bicep work, i tell them i haven't curled in about 5 years. Look at gymnasts arms they have the most impressive and I think pull/chins are the best upper body exercises going round!

Deadlift is great for whole body too i do like them as well !

Comment by Marvin on May 28, 2015 at 12:20pm

Mike S. - Thank you. Today was my second day of doing deadlifts and I progressed to 205 lbs. I mainly felt the burn in my lower back, some of my legs, and my glutes, but not all over my body including core. Also, I progressed to 245 (my bodyweight) on the barbell squat, but I can't seem to activate my glutes how matter how hard I clench. Ultimately, I'm only sore when I flex my back muscle, but otherwise I never come home feeling as if I did anything, even after sweating a pig and going heavy (for my body).

Comment by Mike S. on May 28, 2015 at 5:45am

Marvin - Deadlifts, in my opinion, are one of the best lifts out there, right up with squats. Deadlifts work more muscles than any other single movement, to include squats. Most importantly, deadlifts strengthen your back and core which are crucial to every lift you do. Strengthening your back and core provide a stable base for all lifts and help prevent injury. Additionally, because it works so many muscles, it can be another big mass builder. For me, one of the big reasons I like it is because of its practical application. Lifting something off of the ground is one of the most basic movements we make on a regular basis. Think about when you have to move furniture, lift a heavy box, pick up an injured buddy, etc... all deadlift. 

Comment by Matt Daly on May 28, 2015 at 5:34am
Hey Richard I think your arms are so sore is because you are using machines. I've been working out for 25 yrs and I've found machine stretch the muscle too much. Use free weights or body weight and you will find less soreness and better results. Hope that helps.
Comment by Marvin on May 26, 2015 at 8:21am

So have I been missing out on not doing deadlifts? I've done squats, but not deadlifts...and I'm looking for strength and a beautiful rear to acquire. However, the deadlift space is always taken.

Comment by Richard Lambert on May 25, 2015 at 9:14pm

Just started working the machines this week....i didint think i over did it but my arms are difficult to bend since yesterday. Is that normal? Im new here, and im still learning, and working up to weight lifting. Thought i might be able to learn a few things from you all. :D 


Comment by Mongoose on February 10, 2015 at 6:17pm

Yea, don't think I'm there yet. Still on Imonium AD.

Comment by Shane on February 10, 2015 at 5:42pm

As soon as you can squat without shitting yourself.


Members (907)


Latest Activity

Michael D. Denny replied to Todd Serveto's discussion Revolting, Macabre Details About Planned Parenthood's Gruesome Barbarism--Where Are The Excuses? in the group The Great Debate
"Not exactly. I'm right. You're not. But you're stuck with it because you've drank the kool aid."
6 minutes ago
Mark Hudson posted a discussion

5 Apps That can Change Men’s Health Dramatically

Gone are the days when men stayed outdoor most of their leisure time. The usual way for men to entertain themselves used to be playing football, tennis or any other game that exercised their bodies. Computer games and endless numbers of TV channels nowadays keep men confined to their desk for long hours with no end to it. Even those men who are enthusiastic toward sports nowadays prefer watching the game sitting in the comforts of their sofa rather than playing the game out in the field.…See More
6 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to certified male's discussion Public speaking
"Most people have a problem with this.  It only comes naturally to some people. To overcome your fears, you have to face them. That means learning proper public speaking techniques and practising the shit out of them in front of actual groups…"
15 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Moe Kanz's discussion Long hair gents...
18 minutes ago
certified male replied to certified male's discussion Public speaking
"Thanks, those are some great ideas.  I'll try them"
19 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Mongoose's discussion Equal Access to Education for Job Preparedness
"Grants for all based on academic ability in relation to the program they wish to join. "
21 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Regular Joe's discussion "Heritage Not Hate" - Who's Trolling Who? in the group The Great Debate
23 minutes ago
Nick H replied to Mongoose's discussion Equal Access to Education for Job Preparedness
"I thought the USA already had the world's largest publicly funded vocational school via the USA military. Also, if we don't use grades (and financial need) to decide who gets grants then what benchmarks would you propose that would be fair?"
6 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service