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…"
"I have listened to a few of these and have the same thoughts every time. They do a good job of talking about what males are currently experiencing in America but not what a man should be or what manliness actually is. I wrote an article addressing…"
"I had a guy tell me that exact thing in the gym.
He looked like a man in his late-thirties who had seen more wear and tear than most, figured he was ex-military.
When I asked why he was concerned about what I thought was a middle aged…"
"Most all stable long-term couples are married. Not all married couples are stable. The divorce-happy unstable ones may be no better off than the average unstable cohabitating couple except insofar as its a bigger…"
"470? was that ass to ankle? If it was I'm damn impressed. See too many guys with that weight go only a fraction of the way down, to watch their poor knees have to deal with the reversal of all the inertia.
At 50, I focus on form form form.…"
""Do you figure that 'normalization' improved family stability? I doubt it."
That depends on your definition of stability. If your definition of stability is couples staying together, that's one thing but it's…"
"I hit 200 my junior year of high school. I spent my weekends loading and unloading trucks in the warehousing district and free time was spent hiking, camping, biking, etc. Was never much for organized sport. After basic I was at 207. When I left the…"
(Bonus: The very first hockey player that appears at the very beginning of this video is my uncle.)
(traditional call-and-answer song):
A bit more contemporary:
A slower paced, darker song from the…"