Message from BigBadSaxon - ID in Fitness #general
nightfall in middle-earth nonetheless
5 minutes alone or walk by pantera, anything off the Carolus Rex album for heavy squats
The handshake murders- painted contortionist
Especially the last 45 seconds of the song
Feats of War - Suidakra
Big fights tonight. Who ya got? Miopic or Magoomba?
I guess listening to metal while lifting is the norm
Future Breed Machine - Meshuggah is incredible to workout to
Meshuggah is great
Anyone have advice on balancing workouts with an extremely labor intensive job? I've really been struggling to find a good balance
Note- my work days are very inconsistent in that I get moved around a lot so one day my arms can be destroyed and the next day by legs can be destroyed etc
Some days it's rough on everything
I think a 3-day lifting schedule would fit well. One day for chest/tris, another for back/bis, another for legs/core. That's what I usually do on busy weeks.
Go immediately before work or immediately after work. Only have caffeine or pre workout before the workout, not before work
I work really early in the mornings
So it complicates things a bit
With everything else in life that you have to do haha
Do you get 8 hours of sleep a night
Usually around six
Go right after work and bring your gym bag with you, so you don't have an excuse to go home and nap
I work at 4.30am and that's what I do
I also save my caffeine until I'm going to the gym, none in the morning
Nice. That coupled with a three days a week may do the trick... it's just trying to fall into a good routine that will be the issue
Yeah and you gotta train yourself not to make excuses and go no matter what. That was and still is the hard part for me
"Just a short nap", etc
I get up at 4:30 or 5:30 every day, too. Getting to the gym when I'm supposed to AND getting 8 hours of sleep is rough some days.
I can't take naps haha it's a blessing and a curse. The biggest problem for me is just simply finding the time
Ever since I moved and started this new job it's been pretty difficult to build up a new routine
@Thomas Morrow I struggle with finding time too.
I stalked Craigslist for gym equipment. 3 months later, I had 500 lbs of plates, a squat rack, bench, 2 barbells and a pullup/dip bar.
All for about $300.
Now my garage is a gym, I can always find the time, when the gym is 20 feet away. 😁
That'd be nice!! I'm going to just have to set a weekly goal and play it by ear week by week. I like to have a set schedule but it's looking like life isn't going to allow it for awhile
Hey guys, I recently got a gym membership, but being completely uninformed on say...workout routines...I wanted to pick your brain a little bit.
I'm completely out of shape in part due to sedentary work environment and general lifestyle. Starting out, I was on the treadmill for about 45 min mostly with walking and inclines (its "fat burn" program) and then at the end I did some jogging for about 5 min before my feet were dragging.
Afterward I used some resistance machines for arms and legs, and did weights for a short time alternating between arms.
I was sore for maybe 3 days.
Is it advantageous or harmful to do a workout when you're sore?
@wolfwood It depends.
You need to be able to tell the difference between "sore" and injured. If you are new to this, then you want have the experience to know the difference.
Personally, I'm a fan of routines. If you did a 3 day per week workout schedule, you'd have plenty of rest days.
It was my arms that were sore, in that if I stretched them out, there was a post-workout burn for those three days. But I wouldn't say injured.