@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.
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.
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
That is my biggest problem is my diet. It is hard to maintain a strict diet living a busy life and raising 3 kids.
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?
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?
coffee is all you need
not saying that you "need" a preworkout anyways
i don't use one
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
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"
yeah it gives you a nice euphoric feeling
So it's literally just a pick me up/ caffeine boost/ alertness tool, no muscular benefits?
What about protein powders?
What would be ideal there
It is designed to be taken before lifting heavy weights. Not a simple caffeine boost
Ok thanks for the info, I'll pick some up and give it a try.
The only advice I can give on all that stuff is it is not regulated by the FDA so be very careful
Defintiely researcha a product before buying it
Absolutely. I research everything, ESPECIALLY something I'm going to ingest.
@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
I have also seen people who say they do not use supplements, and they get all their nutrients and such from food
@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
Why is your food choice restricted?
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!
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.
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.
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.
But yeah, safety is important.
Ya forsure. I have to stay uninjured to be able to work.
boutta hit off the new year with a mean Leg Day
tfw you have the gym to yourself.
god damn, i forgot how good I feel after a great workout
the holidays had me sedentary
I can feel the T
Worked out today for the first time in over a decade....time to boost that T for the Ethnostate!
Lol no gainz yet