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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:26 AM

Hey so I started exercising again as I usually do every 3 or 4 months. This time I'm not going to the gym however, and I bought an elliptical so I can exercise in just my underwear (they frowned upon this at the gym). I've also just been doing some pushups and situps (not a lot like 15-20 situps and 20-30 pushups total). I have a couple questions though.. I still have some protein shakes and glutamine from a long time ago. Are protein shakes beneficial still after workouts if I'm not really doing muscle training? And I don't really remember what glutamine does for me (my ex roomate worked out and had me taking it), so should I be taking it at all? Thanks!

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

View Posttroyomac, on Thursday, December 18th, 2008, 5:26 AM, said:

Hey so I started exercising again as I usually do every 3 or 4 months. This time I'm not going to the gym however, and I bought an elliptical so I can exercise in just my underwear (they frowned upon this at the gym). I've also just been doing some pushups and situps (not a lot like 15-20 situps and 20-30 pushups total). I have a couple questions though.. I still have some protein shakes and glutamine from a long time ago. Are protein shakes beneficial still after workouts if I'm not really doing muscle training? And I don't really remember what glutamine does for me (my ex roomate worked out and had me taking it), so should I be taking it at all? Thanks!
Even if you are just doing pushups you are still breaking down the muscle and the protein is what helps rebuild the muscle. I have a friend who doesn't believe in protein powder, so after every workout he will just eat a very high protein meal. Not sure about glutamine ...
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:12 PM

new year and no bump? slack jawed faggots etc.with the realization that I've been basically doing the exact same exercises for 4 years, I recently decided to add a whole new routing to a couple of days of my workouts. I wanted to get something did a full body muscle workout, but also had a heavy cardio influence. what I basically came up with was a sort of timed weightless circuit workout. more or less gym class. instead of doing reps, I did time amounts. started off by coming up with 6 exercises: push ups, weightless squats, tricep dips using a bench thing, sit ups, squat thrusts, and punching bag. did one set of each to failure and used that as the standard to go by. my goal is to try to beat my rep counts each time while doing the same amount of time. eventually I'll probably up the times and eventually sets.I'd also like to add some new exercises every now and again but I can't really think of any. anybody have any ideas? no weights and limited equipment.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

Jesus, how many threads to I get bashed in that I don't notice?I rocked the shit 5 days last week, day one in the books today. I have to break out of my comfort zone with cardio and do the elliptical more, instead of the regular bike for 30 minutes. I am doing lighter weights with a fair amount of reps, but I'm working faster, less recovery time between sets. Try to get winded and keep the burn. We'll see.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:49 AM

View PostRon_Mexico, on Monday, January 12th, 2009, 9:10 PM, said:

Jesus, how many threads to I get bashed in that I don't notice?
uh, whatever you do, don't read the music thread.and jesus my legs are sore as balls today. (good thing by balls aren't sore as legs heyoo!)
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:01 AM

View Posttroyomac, on Thursday, December 18th, 2008, 6:26 AM, said:

Hey so I started exercising again as I usually do every 3 or 4 months. This time I'm not going to the gym however, and I bought an elliptical so I can exercise in just my underwear (they frowned upon this at the gym). I've also just been doing some pushups and situps (not a lot like 15-20 situps and 20-30 pushups total). I have a couple questions though.. I still have some protein shakes and glutamine from a long time ago. Are protein shakes beneficial still after workouts if I'm not really doing muscle training? And I don't really remember what glutamine does for me (my ex roomate worked out and had me taking it), so should I be taking it at all? Thanks!
The protien shakes wouldn't hurt if you weren't even working out. It's just an easy balanced meal. glutamine supposedly helps with recovery, mostly when muscles break down so it wouldn't hurt. It's also not necessary and I think there is little scientific proof but many claim that it helps immensly.

View PostSal Paradise, on Monday, January 12th, 2009, 5:12 PM, said:

new year and no bump? slack jawed faggots etc.with the realization that I've been basically doing the exact same exercises for 4 years, I recently decided to add a whole new routing to a couple of days of my workouts. I wanted to get something did a full body muscle workout, but also had a heavy cardio influence. what I basically came up with was a sort of timed weightless circuit workout. more or less gym class. instead of doing reps, I did time amounts. started off by coming up with 6 exercises: push ups, weightless squats, tricep dips using a bench thing, sit ups, squat thrusts, and punching bag. did one set of each to failure and used that as the standard to go by. my goal is to try to beat my rep counts each time while doing the same amount of time. eventually I'll probably up the times and eventually sets.I'd also like to add some new exercises every now and again but I can't really think of any. anybody have any ideas? no weights and limited equipment.
You can do calf exercies on a step (or without) by holding something heavy in each hand and alternating stretching on one leg at a time.It seems you have the rest of the legs covered with lunges and squats so i'd look for more upper body and abs. If you don't have any dumbells try to invest in some cheap lighter weight ones (or find things around the house) to do shoulders and back along with varying the bi's and tri exercises. Their are tons of sites with exercises.I read an article with a guy who traveled and made an entire workout out of things found in a motel room like books, etc.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:14 AM

View PostRandy Reed, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 8:01 AM, said:

You can do calf exercies on a step (or without) by holding something heavy in each hand and alternating stretching on one leg at a time.It seems you have the rest of the legs covered with lunges and squats so i'd look for more upper body and abs. If you don't have any dumbells try to invest in some cheap lighter weight ones (or find things around the house) to do shoulders and back along with varying the bi's and tri exercises. Their are tons of sites with exercises.I read an article with a guy who traveled and made an entire workout out of things found in a motel room like books, etc.
no I've got plenty of weights and stuff but the point of these workouts is to not use weights, only body weight resistance. I already lift 3 days a week in the morning so what I'm trying to do is mix it up a little and work my muscles in a different way. and yeah, I do calf raises with my weight workouts already. habs fan would be proud.I thought about adding more ab exercises, but I kinda want to add two solely ab workouts to my week by themselves, just concentrating on abs. problem is I have no idea where I'm gonna get the time to fit them. mens health has a pretty simple but nice looking ab workout program in this months issue.I really, really wish I had a pull up bar, cause pull ups would be awesome.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:08 AM

View PostSal Paradise, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 8:14 AM, said:

no I've got plenty of weights and stuff but the point of these workouts is to not use weights, only body weight resistance. I already lift 3 days a week in the morning so what I'm trying to do is mix it up a little and work my muscles in a different way. and yeah, I do calf raises with my weight workouts already. habs fan would be proud.I thought about adding more ab exercises, but I kinda want to add two solely ab workouts to my week by themselves, just concentrating on abs. problem is I have no idea where I'm gonna get the time to fit them. mens health has a pretty simple but nice looking ab workout program in this months issue.I really, really wish I had a pull up bar, cause pull ups would be awesome.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:11 AM

View PostSal Paradise, on Monday, January 12th, 2009, 5:12 PM, said:

new year and no bump? slack jawed faggots etc.
Weird, I was gonna go look for this thread today. Started going back on a regular basis last week. I'll be primarily running again, and I'm pretty pumped because I'm waaaaaaaay ahead of where I was at this point last year. Going tonight and tomorrow to run for a little while, then Thursday will be an off day.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:48 AM

View Postjeff_536, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 9:08 AM, said:

no exposed beams in the mansion, eh?
not only that, but I've got ridiculously high ceilings, so no mounting anything to them. only way to do pull ups would be to get a power tower, which I have been looking into and just need to pull the trigger on, though I really don't have room for one.

View Postdolfan, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 10:11 AM, said:

Weird, I was gonna go look for this thread today. Started going back on a regular basis last week. I'll be primarily running again, and I'm pretty pumped because I'm waaaaaaaay ahead of where I was at this point last year. Going tonight and tomorrow to run for a little while, then Thursday will be an off day.
I'm gonna try to start running again pretty soon, maybe even this afternoon. problem now is that it's dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home, and that's pretty dangerous on the road. plus it's cold as all get out, and that sucks.I just hope that somehow my knees and legs manage to work through their problems this year and I can actually run without severe pain. if not, I don't really know what I'm gonna do for cardio. god damn stationary bike is more boring than baseball.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:53 AM

After work, I will be back the gym after almost 4 months off...

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:59 AM

View PostSal Paradise, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 8:48 AM, said:

I'm gonna try to start running again pretty soon, maybe even this afternoon. problem now is that it's dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home, and that's pretty dangerous on the road. plus it's cold as all get out, and that sucks.I just hope that somehow my knees and legs manage to work through their problems this year and I can actually run without severe pain. if not, I don't really know what I'm gonna do for cardio. god damn stationary bike is more boring than baseball.
I run on a treadmill. It's way too cold here to run outside until spring. As long as I have an iPod to keep me distracted, I really don't mind running inside. Good luck.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:08 AM

I tried running outside this summer. Didn't go well. I was running for a couple months at the gym on the treadmill to build up some stamina and then there was a nice day and I took off. Next morning I couldn't get out of bed my legs hurt so much. I think running on the pavement as opposed to the treadmill was the big difference. Tried it again a month later and same result. So if I want to run I have to do the treadmill.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:50 PM

View Postdolfan, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 10:59 AM, said:

I run on a treadmill. It's way too cold here to run outside until spring. As long as I have an iPod to keep me distracted, I really don't mind running inside. Good luck.
DUDE. you know the thing about running outside in the winter? IT'S COLD. jesus christ it's cold. I couldn't feel my face after a minute.I went to the high school track and ran a mile. didn't want to overdo it so I stopped there, but it felt damn good. the hardest part, and the thing I'm trying to do this year, was to really pace myself and not try to get too fast. I think that may have been what caused a lot of my injuries last year.

View PostPiddle Duck, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 11:08 AM, said:

I tried running outside this summer. Didn't go well. I was running for a couple months at the gym on the treadmill to build up some stamina and then there was a nice day and I took off. Next morning I couldn't get out of bed my legs hurt so much. I think running on the pavement as opposed to the treadmill was the big difference. Tried it again a month later and same result. So if I want to run I have to do the treadmill.
yep, same with me. I can run on a track and on grass ok (still get a little sore), but if I run on the road I feel like I'm going to die and the muscles are going to separate from the bones on my legs. really wish I could run on road, cause that would make things a lot easier.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:55 PM

6 knee surgeries on two knees, three of them major, I don't run. WeeeeeBut if I could, the weather is fantastic.Sal, you haven't seen that pull-up contraption that goes in doorways, made by the dudes that did The Perfect Pushup?Look into it.Rocked the shoulders tonight. Even did some rotator cuff type exercises.THAT'S HOW I ROLL
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:15 PM

Speaking of knee surgeries, finally saw the specialist. He agrees i need a scope. Likely to be scheduled in April or May.Sigh.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:39 AM

View PostRon_Mexico, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, 10:55 PM, said:

Sal, you haven't seen that pull-up contraption that goes in doorways, made by the dudes that did The Perfect Pushup?Look into it.
yeah, seriously considered getting one, but there's two things: one, you know my situation with heating and cooling in my house; leaving the door open to my workout room in my house would make it miserable either in the summer or the winter. gotta trap the heat/cold. and two: I honestly don't know if my door jams could take it. really, the power towers aren't that expensive, and they have other features. I'm sure I'll get one eventually, but right now my money's gotta go into the gun I want.

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Speaking of knee surgeries, finally saw the specialist. He agrees i need a scope. Likely to be scheduled in April or May.Sigh.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:57 AM

Bike last night...5 min warm up, hard for 30 mins, 2 min cool down. Stretching before and after.I'll probably finish out this week with bike only and see how the wrist (tweeked it playing hockey) feels for weights next week.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:16 PM

I've soooo abandoned this thread since the summer but I'm back now bitches!I signed up and started going to the gym this week. I've got a new motivation to go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable hours, I have early classes 2 days a week so keeping a steady schedule will be good for me. My plan is to go 5 days a week, monday through friday. For now I think I will attack the cover model program that circulated around here for a while, it's the only one I have access too, but I know a guy who is a trainer so I might get him to give me some pointers.Goals: good sleeping habits - work out alot (5day/week) - good eating habitsI'm going to build an excel sheet this week to monitor all that, that will keep me accountable.
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