Hey all, need your collective wisdom please. Got my hands on a used bench, dumb bell and barbell set for a steal and want to get some muscle on me but I dont have anyone to teach/spot me, can't…Continue
"While not denigrating lifting, and being a desk-bound worker bee with limited spare time, I'd opine that you wouldn't be ill-advised to start with a modest course of body weight exercises and walking/jogging.
If you can't do 20 push…"
"I think your right on some levels , when I started my training my goal was to look like Hugh Jackmans wolverine , to my friends I was there but I didnt see what they did .
I guess we are our worst critics ."
"Wasn't trying to, though I know it comes too easily.
I can only go what he said, and it did make sense, as an external goal could take my inner drive to a new level. I've heard similar with training partners.
There are times I go in…"
"You're being to rough on yourself again (are you really gonna make me call you on this every time?). In my opinion in the gym you should be your greatest competition/motivation. External sources won't make you committed as much as inner…"
"Shane, that's awesome your training and career are one, and I thank you for that.
Also thanks for the explanation. The man here who got me training like I do now, long gone, said it was best to train for something, an event, anything. Real…"
"I know it's contrary to advice I've heard, but if I had a "look" as my goal I would have abandoned my training long ago.
For me it's been the process itself, which is unusual for me because I'm typically a…"
"Sand bags. I dont mean the £100 super duper endorsed by mr millionaire sand bags, I mean the bags of play sand you can buy in hardware shops. a 25KG bag of sand costs £3 here, sling a few bags in a large duffel bag and you got your kit"
"It has been awhile since I looked at Kubik's stuff. You mentioned Dan John earlier and I love his stuff. Entertaining writer that is all about picking up weight and carrying weight around. Right now if I could name my favorite training authors…"
"You could probably get away with half a gram per pound. There actually isn't any benefit over .82g/lb, and for most people it's ~.63g/lb. Upper limit for your body to assimilate is 1g/lb per day. The rest will get burned as fuel. But I…"
"Damn, thanks for all your stories guys and support. I didn't really expect it. Do you think I should try cleaning my diet up, and getting some exercise, to decide if I need to go to therapy or not? I don't think I do, like I have said…"