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Damn, ppl do pretty many passes here.

 

I prefer doing shorter, intense passes. Always done that. But it's only recently I got back to it after.. years of doing nothing :P

It's pretty awesome to go before work though, definitely makes you feel less tired.

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It's pretty awesome to go before work though, definitely makes you feel less tired.

 

Yeap, the "wow, I actually feel less tired now" aspect of it is one of my favorite. I was really tired of... well, being physically tired all the fucking time.

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Started working out a few month ago as well. 3 times a week at the gym for an hour and 2 times a week going to a rockclimbing gym for several hours. Before that I did nothing, and I felt exhausted most of the time, now I feel great and pretty energetic most of the time :), I feel like it's been a big improvement to my life. I don't really care about BMI, bodyfat, musclemass or whatever, I have no intention of bulking up or building muscle.. the few hours of working out a week are really worth feel great the rest of the week =). And the rock climbing is really fun and challenging while being a great workout at the same time.

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I work out since I don't want to become a cripple at the age of 30. I mostly do bodyweights with a focus on core muscles and functional strength. Besides, I hate gyms and they are way too expensive for me (cheapest is like 8 cans of beer a month, while Crossfit and Kettlebell gyms which I find attractive are about 32 cans!!), I'd rather workout outdoors at my local ghetto gym which is free and has all the needed monkeybars and stuff. Hell, even a few hangups and pushups each day is better than nothing.

 

In addition to that, I do a lot of jogging with my bulletproof vest for additional weight (~7kg). Probably between 7-10km with a pace of 6-8min/km with a climb of ~180m. Jogging is boring as fuck. I did run a lot before school during a period, but I realized that waking up and hour early made me get too little sleep over the week, and made me sleep all weekend. Now I do it during evenings instead.

 

My rules to keep working out are pretty simple, no working out on weekends, and absolutely no workouts when hung over (even on weekdays). And if there is something more fun to do than working out, then do that instead.

 

Do you live in Compton? Wtf.

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I actually want to start bouldering as I need the training for some trips I'm planning. I used to do Kung Fu (Shaolin/Animal Tech), which also includes a very strict and hard training regiment, but after a few years I felt like trying something else.

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I'm going back to my old gym. There will be hell to pay when they see me in this shape. Verbal abuse to the max.

I reactivated my account and got an appointment with my friend this Friday. We're going to do a measurement and he's going to explain the schedule he made. He told me it's going to be realistic, maintainable and purely focused on losing weight.

Also, for the very first time in my life, I've shaved my head. I don't know why, I just felt that if I did it, I want it more. That I'm more....hardcore.

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So I went and got raped!

I have a fat percentage of 26,4%. It's measured by using some sort of plier on different parts of the skin. I don't know the correct English name for it. Electronically it says 31%. Either way, both are bad. I also weigh 102,3 kilo and I'm 1.83 cm long. That's officially overweight.

I've gotten a schedule for 3 days a week. It's combination of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Cardio and Cross Fitness. Especially the Cross Fitness was a killer. It's basically comes down to doing a lot of different exercises in rapid succession and without a break. As soon as I get the hang of this schedule I'll post it here for anyone interested. Not sure if it will work but I must have lost a gallon of sweat so it's doing something alright.

I'm going back on Monday. I've also got an extensive eating schedule but I haven't started that yet and it will take some time to slowly adjust my eating patterns.

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5 day training is absolutely bad idea for starters, and not even good option for experienced bodybuilders either unless you are at the very advanced stage where you need to refine your every single muscle and you are not gonna recover in one or two day anymore.

 

Freshstarters should begin with 3 day a week, 4 days rest where you train your whole body in one training session (why? because beginners body recovers more quickly than veterans) Like Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and rest for weekend. Also you need to eat atleast 3000kcal perday if man, 2500 if woman, 2-3g/kg protein is vital for muscle growth. Also carbohydrates should have about 40% of total energy from days food, rest is protein/fat equally. You can do cardio training during offdays from gym, but you need to eat more so your work at the gym is not wasted.

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For any beginners starting with strength training I can recommend this program:

http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/The_Starting_Strength_Novice/Beginner_Programs

 

If you are looking for allround fitness, martial arts is an excellent choice. I can recommend Goju-Ryu:

http://www.iogkf.com/country-listing.html

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I've been doing weights for a few years now. I used to be close to 15 stone (5ft10) and around a year and a  half later I'm 11 stone with a better body composition. While I was doing weights when I was a fatty, my diet was terrible (fry ups, pizzas, fizzy drinks, no water, chocolate, salty foods, etc). Once I cleaned that up (chicken, potatoes, water, vegetables, high protein foods, etc) the bodyfat dropped off and got much better muscle gains. I don't look like a bodybuilder, and my diet certainly isn't completely perfect as I'm not looking to enter any Mr. Olympia contests anytime soon. But diet is so important if you are looking to lose fat or gain muscle.

 

My training days are

 

Monday - back and shoulders

Wednesday chest triceps (I rotate triceps to biceps each week)

Friday legs and abs/core


Some refrences for anyone:

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/OmarIsuf

http://www.youtube.com/user/twinmuscleworkout

http://www.youtube.com/user/fastingtwins

http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelKoryFitness

http://www.youtube.com/user/vicsnatural

http://www.youtube.com/user/buffdudes

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