|03-31-2013, 10:15 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Need to get moving
|03-31-2013, 10:31 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2011
It is very common for guys to start and stop training frequently. The biggest issue is they want everything perfect to optimize gains in the shortest possible time. Burn-out quickly follows. This may or may not be you, but a little discussion on it may help somebody else, so here goes. . .
You want to start out with the simple things. The more simple it is to master, the more likely you will be to stick with it. And consistency and progression are the keys to success.
For lifting, forget the super-duper split routines that are garenteed to hit every muscle that you want to see get bigger. Work on a few compound lifts that will get everything important growing and getting stronger. The more simple it is, the more likely you are to see progress and stick with it. For instance:
Too simple? Nonsense, it will get you growing and getting stronger ALL OVER. Pick a weight that allows you to complete 12 reps EASILY, then add 10 lbs a week to the squat and deadlift, and 5 lbs a week to the other lifts. When you can no longer get 6 reps, keep the weight the same until you build back up to 12 reps, then add some more weight.
Conditioning is also important, but keep this easy too until you create a routine for yourself. The easier it is, the more likely you will be to stick with it. Try walking for 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays. Once that gets easy and habitual, try running sprints. After that maybe progress to some hill sprints. Keep it short and simple.
Same thing goes for your diet, keep it simple. Start by eating 3 or 4 times a day, that's pretty typical. Try eating a good balanced diet and cut out all the extra junk like sodas, chips, and ice cream. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Make eating healthy a habit.
Doing these simple things for a whole year will give dramatic results. There is absolutely no reason to get complicated with this stuff. Make progress on a few simple things and you are most likely to stick with it.
|03-31-2013, 11:55 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Training Exp: 4 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Food
I am Anton Zdravko Martin!
Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
Goals: 3/4/5 while healthy and fit
"Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often." Fazc.
"Everything competes for recovery so more assistance is not always the best idea." miked96
"Squat:15 sets of 3 with 150Kg
Deadlift:15 sets of 3 with 150Kg
It's not rocket science." Big Swede
|03-31-2013, 12:17 PM||#5|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: England UK
Training Exp: 2
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Benchpress
Fav Supp: protein powder
yep good post off road, the basics all laid out.
|03-31-2013, 12:19 PM||#6|
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Join Date: Dec 2010
Training Type: Other
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
|03-31-2013, 05:26 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Welcome back, and don't hesitate to ask. We can always give that extra push if need it...:wink
605/425/550 @198 WT class (40-44)
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go!!!
|03-31-2013, 08:30 PM||#8|
I'm quitting next week!
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sitting on ass!
Training Exp: I read a study!
Training Type: Complete Chaos!
Fav Exercise: Sex
Fav Supp: Porn
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|03-31-2013, 09:21 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New Zealand
Training Exp: ????
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Ego Strokers
Fav Supp: More Food
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