Message from Pat-MA in Fitness #lifting

2017-12-29 19:43:42 UTC  

Planet fitness must be a jew run organization

2017-12-29 19:44:13 UTC  

Very generic, no sense of culture or local community

2017-12-29 19:58:32 UTC  

@Phoenix- GA#1420 you’re 155 right now?

2017-12-29 23:38:01 UTC  

@Deleted User when I was 18-20 I was taking cheat codes went from 135-140 to 175-180 had kids got married and all that stuff. Quit working out until a couple of years ago and got back up to a natural 160 and now I'm 175 and stronger than ever.

2017-12-30 14:48:50 UTC  

Nice. I have a small natural disability and I spent 2013- around cville 2 lifting and doing lots of work to keep my body in shape, naturally. Did some martial arts, got a knee to my back which led to a kidney infection, which swelled and btfod my back. But I went from 120 in 2012 to about 190 at 15% in August.

2017-12-30 14:49:36 UTC  

I pretty much stopped eating after due to stress from law school, women, and all the witch hunting, dropped to about 155-160 where I am now

2017-12-30 16:20:15 UTC  

That is my biggest problem is my diet. It is hard to maintain a strict diet living a busy life and raising 3 kids.

2017-12-31 00:22:40 UTC  

So I'm starting to get more in to lifting instead of purely staying lean and relatively strong. One of the big things recommended to me was pre workout and protein. Any recommendations?

2017-12-31 00:26:10 UTC  

I'd like to know that as well ^^^ I make a protein shake with glutamine and creatine after my lifting, but what are the benefits of any sort of pre-workout supplement?

2017-12-31 00:28:23 UTC  

coffee is all you need

2017-12-31 00:28:44 UTC  

not saying that you "need" a preworkout anyways

2017-12-31 00:28:48 UTC  

i don't use one

2017-12-31 00:29:26 UTC  

I use NOxplode. i go to the gym at 6am during work days and i need a preworkout to help me wake up and be functional in the gym

2017-12-31 00:30:18 UTC  

Funny story about NOxplode- my roommate in college bought that stuff, went to the gym twice, then just drank it in the morning before class to "help him wake up"

2017-12-31 00:31:10 UTC  

yeah it gives you a nice euphoric feeling

2017-12-31 00:31:31 UTC  

So it's literally just a pick me up/ caffeine boost/ alertness tool, no muscular benefits?

2017-12-31 00:32:03 UTC  

What about protein powders?

2017-12-31 00:32:08 UTC  

What would be ideal there

2017-12-31 00:32:34 UTC  

It is designed to be taken before lifting heavy weights. Not a simple caffeine boost

2017-12-31 00:33:11 UTC  

Ok thanks for the info, I'll pick some up and give it a try.

2017-12-31 00:34:09 UTC  

The only advice I can give on all that stuff is it is not regulated by the FDA so be very careful

2017-12-31 00:34:21 UTC  

Defintiely researcha a product before buying it

2017-12-31 00:35:03 UTC  

Absolutely. I research everything, ESPECIALLY something I'm going to ingest.

2017-12-31 00:35:39 UTC  


2017-12-31 00:36:09 UTC  

@Sonic yeah to my knowledge it does not have a direct effect on muscles. it helps you get a veiny look while lifting because of the L-Arginine in it. that also will give you good erections as well lol

2017-12-31 00:36:13 UTC  

I have also seen people who say they do not use supplements, and they get all their nutrients and such from food

2017-12-31 00:39:29 UTC  

@Pat-MA I've heard the same thing but my food choice is extremely restricted so it's more achievable through supplements at this point

2017-12-31 00:40:54 UTC  

Why is your food choice restricted?

2017-12-31 01:12:23 UTC  

Trying to get my bench back to what it was before season. Was able to do 4 sets of 3 reps of 225 finishing with 6 reps of 225, 30 second rests between sets. Was tougher than it was this summer, but it's progress!

2017-12-31 01:48:21 UTC  

Nice. Wish I could crank that out. I am afraid to really push it ATM as I'm working out solo and haven't seen anyone at them gym I'd even consider asking.

2017-12-31 01:57:10 UTC  

If you want to get gains you have to follow the progressive overload principle. It's actually a lot safer (imo) to do heavier loads with smaller amount of reps than the other way, as more reps = more chance for injury due to fatigue.

2017-12-31 01:58:01 UTC  

And you don't have to get someone jacked to spot you. As long as someone is competent enough they should be able to provide enough help that between the two of you you'll get the weight up.

2017-12-31 01:58:08 UTC  

But yeah, safety is important.

2017-12-31 01:59:28 UTC  

Ya forsure. I have to stay uninjured to be able to work.

2017-12-31 02:47:21 UTC  

@Pat-MA military service

2018-01-01 17:09:57 UTC  

boutta hit off the new year with a mean Leg Day

2018-01-01 20:07:39 UTC  

@Deleted User Same here.

2018-01-01 20:08:28 UTC  

tfw you have the gym to yourself.

2018-01-01 20:26:57 UTC  

heck yeah

2018-01-01 20:32:26 UTC  

god damn, i forgot how good I feel after a great workout

2018-01-01 20:32:36 UTC  

the holidays had me sedentary