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Suggestions at the Gym

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Man Apr 23. 18 Replies

So I made a post about this previously, but only recently did I find gainful (even if it is seasonal) employment, so I can now afford the 10 dollars/MO for a gym.Where should I even start? My goal…Continue

Zero to Sixty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tee Jay Aug 5, 2015. 50 Replies

I'm fat. It isn't a disease, it isn't genetic, it isn't any of a number of typical excuses. I made mistakes my whole life that lead me here, and the fault is mine.That being said, I also have severe…Continue

A Gift From The Heart

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Lawson Dec 11, 2014. 6 Replies

I believe this is where my question belongs. I'm 21. My parents have given me everything, and after I had trouble finding a job after my second year of college, have even allowed me to move back in…Continue

 

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Blues Man replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"I never got the obsession with going to a gym to get fit You have all you need to get fit and very strong already Get your ass down and do push ups, squats lunges, pull ups hand stand presses etc the variations and difficulty levels are endless get…"
Apr 23
Todd McFarland replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"I'm not a fan of gyms.  I have a weight bench in the basement and I do all my cardio outside, even in the winter in Salt Lake City.  To me going to the gym is a chore.  It's much more motivating to put on a pair of snowshoes…"
Apr 1
Andrew Newitt replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"So much great advice already - let me just add my two cents as well. Change your diet - don't diet. The important thing is to change your mindset, not to starve yourself or deprive yourself of what you love. If you eat right 80% of the time,…"
Mar 28
Lumberjoe replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"If you're not sure about what to do at the gym, why not pick an activity you think is fun and do that instead. For example, biking or swimming or martial arts or boxing or rock climbing or extreme polar monkey joust wrestling, etc. That way…"
Jan 4
Salt Dragon replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"So how has your goal been going?  Continuity counts!"
Jan 3
Carl Monster replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"From someone who has struggled in the other direction (weight gain), these tips are all awesome, but I don't think recommending anyone start at a gym six days a week is a good idea. I'm a huge proponent of starting slow. Three days is much…"
Aug 16, 2016
Nate Andrews replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"So many tips I would like to throw out to you but I don't want to overwhelm you with a book of text. Best advice I can give you that helped me. If you are a midnight snacker (wake up hungry and hit the pantry) then put something in your way of…"
Aug 15, 2016
Sean O' replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"A lot of good advice here already. I will add or reinforce a few suggestions. Go to the gym at least 6 days per week and make it a habit. Don't give yourself any argument about why you should miss a day. Making this a habit is vital. Don't…"
Jul 13, 2016
manInTheMaking replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"- From today forth you will live, act, eat and be healthy.  This needs to be a statement you believe.  Changing your life and the way you live it needs to be a permanent decree not a temporary until you reach your goal statement.  The…"
Jul 13, 2016
Portnoy replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"How about the elliptical? My knees and my back are crap, but the only thing that limits me on the elliptical is my feet will go numb if I don't shuffle them around when on it, or if on a cheap one."
Jul 13, 2016
Salt Dragon replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"Is there a pool at your gym?  It's easy on joints.  I keep on changing my routine over the years and find that the more I stay focused on things I can control, like my gym visit frequency visits and enjoyment of food that agrees…"
Jul 13, 2016
Andy Lawson replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"I've actually tried the raw honey stuff when I first moved here. I planned on doing stationary/actual bike and just powering through it best as I can. That's about the diet I'm trying to go for, as well as gradually trying to reduce…"
Jul 13, 2016
Shane replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"For your breathing try going down to the farmer's market and get some local honey from the hippies. The raw kind with the honey comb in it. Because of your joint issues I recommend doing your warmup in a non impact manner. Swimming, biking,…"
Jul 13, 2016
Jack Bauer replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"I'd look into a lifting routine.  I've had some success with StrongLifts 5x5, which is a 12-week three-day-a-week barbell routine.  It's not too time-consuming, and fairly simple to follow. The basics are that you do five…"
Jul 12, 2016
Andy Lawson replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"Could be better. I've got a nervous habit of wringing my hands and that's been detrimental to my wrists. The fat is not kind on my knees. I grew up in a very arid desert and now I'm in the Pacific Northwest, and my body has never…"
Jul 12, 2016
Portnoy replied to Andy Lawson's discussion Suggestions at the Gym
"Biggest for me is an app so I can record the weight, reps, etc of each lift so the next workout I can add to it rather than just repeat a work out. If I am improving constantly, at least in my mind, I'm doing something remotely right. Just…"
Jul 12, 2016

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