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Old 01-30-2013, 03:51 AM   #481
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Goal: to do weight training at the gym 3 times a week, and cardio 2-3 times a week. Basically, gain muscle and improve overall fitness.
(haven't created a more specific goal like running x kilometers or being able to do x push-ups, I'll do that soon)
Started: around the 10th of Jan.
Progress: consistent with the weights, so so with the cardio (2 times a week, though I really should be doing 3)
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:20 AM   #482
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Wow, didn't see this.

Well I joined the gym a little over a week ago. I had 3 sessions with a trainer than were included and now I'm on my own. The DOMS was embarrassingly bad, but I think I'm getting over that.

It's amazing you notice an improvement even the 3rd time going. I try and go out running in the morning now too, but my stamina is so bad it's pretty horrible. I normally end up running too fast, so the treadmill works better for me.

I'm aiming to go 3 - 4 times a week. My routine lasts about 45 minutes. Cardio, weight machines and some immobilization stuff because I'm so stiff.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #483
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I've been doing the Coach to 5K running three times a week and also doing the 100 pushups program (currently on week 4 for both), and this week I added in the 200 situps program. Feels good to stick with a program like this.

I've also improved my diet substantially, mainly switching 100% to wheat breads and cutting down on soda/sugar in exchange for water/fruit juice/green tea (though I've still not cut soda out entirely) while eating out much less.

Watch the juice you drink. That can have a lot of sugar.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #484
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Program wore me the hell out today.


But also holy shit I did 61 pushups (in 5 different sets :3 ).
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #485
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Tried to see how many push-ups I could do non-stop, managed 30. Hopefully I'll get to 40 by the end of Feb.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:20 PM   #486
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I was getting bored of my old routine, so came up with a new one with the help of a handy website I found.

Pushups
Crunches
Zottman Curl
Tricep thing
Another tricep thing
Hammer curl
Shoulder thing
Lunge

As you might have guessed, I only have dumbbells to work with. Is this a good routine, or should I change some things up? Also does it particularly matter which order I do them in?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #487
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How much weight in dumbbells do you have?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #488
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How much weight in dumbbells do you have?

Only have like 8kg on at the moment. Thinking about increasing the next time I go home though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:46 PM   #489
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I'm down 8 pounds. 7 to go. Just got a gym membership today, too.



EDIT: Hell, I'm only a month into it. I'm at 198, might as well go for 180-185 by summer. Back in my football weight.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 PM   #490
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Important assignment due = diet screwed up for a couple of days

However, I'm glad I managed to stick to my gym routine. Now for a cheat weekend (friend I hardly ever see) and then it's back to the usual.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:05 PM   #491
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Only have like 8kg on at the moment. Thinking about increasing the next time I go home though.
You're not going to make a lot of gains with that weight.

But, what you're doing should be fine, but not as a permanent routine. You want to do more compound exercises.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:30 PM   #492
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You're not going to make a lot of gains with that weight.

But, what you're doing should be fine, but not as a permanent routine. You want to do more compound exercises.

I dunno man, there's definitely some visible improvement over the past month or so. Might be because I was basically a twig before hand, but still

Also, what's a compound exercise? I'm guessing ones that target multiple muscles?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #493
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Right now, I'm at 71 miles. I've only got 29 to go before I reach my end of February goal and I'm really excited. I've been really happy lately too for some reason.

Yesterday I was exhausted, did chores all day with only about six hours of sleep and couldn't work out until late in the evening. I almost backed out but I couldn't let myself do it. I've got such a good streak going too, exercising six days a week for over five weeks now without fail. I couldn't give that up. I've never kept up with this sort of thing for this long before.

I'm going to try to take this as far as I can, and when I do finally break my streak, I'll start a new one and try to beat this one.

It's funny how I used to have this bad habit of telling myself I'd work out and then not go through with it. Now I have a (good?) habit of saying I'll skip exercising for a day and later not go through with it and do it anyway.

tl;dr - Good progress so far. Almost done with my first small goal.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #494
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Once exercise becomes part of your routine it's hard to miss it. When you get to that point, you're at a great place to meet your goals.

Keep it up dude.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:16 PM   #495
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Once exercise becomes part of your routine it's hard to miss it. When you get to that point, you're at a great place to meet your goals.

Keep it up dude.


Thanks man, and thanks for making this thread.

I had sort of planned on doing something like this anyway, but I'm not sure I'd have kept up with it as long as I have if not for this thread. I think that having a place to post my progress and see what others are going through has been pretty motivating.

Not only that but I sort of feel liable now, if you know what I mean.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #496
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That was the goal and it makes me super happy to see that this thread has helped at least one person.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #497
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I'll chime in to say that this thread really pushed me as well. This is my sixth week of doing the couch to 5k running program and the 100 pushup program, and my third week of the 200 situps.

I've gone from having barely any stamina while running to completing a 20-minute jog last Friday, and my maximum pushups have increased from around 20 to 51. I've also improved my eating habits a considerable amount. So, thanks for starting this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #498
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A combination of my super ripped flatmate and this thread have helped. It's good to be able to talk about progress here, and it helps with motivation when other people do well.

For me it's going great. From next week I'm gonna start going to the gym five times a week and I'll see how that goes. Two weeks ago I weighed myself in the gym and I was pretty happy to see I was 86 kg. Did it again the other day (same day, same time), and I'm down to 85. This rate is pretty good, hopefully by Easter I will notice some serious progress.

I've also noticed some decent strength increase since I started, but that might also be due to actually trying more challenging weights, unlike before, where I mainly stayed on things I knew I could do. Going with a friend who knows what he's doing also helped.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #499
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Not been doing too great, but still living healthier and more active than I used to. Eating a lot of fruit, mostly drinking water instead of soda and until recently been avoiding the unhealthy takeaways. On my feet all day at work too, which is good, but I'm only working two days a week (still, that's two more than when I made these new years resolutions).
So far;
Christmas - 16 stone ish
8 jan - 15.9
15 jan - 15.6
22nd jan - 15.5
29th jan - 15.0
5th feb - 15.2
12th feb - 15.0
pretty much heading in the right direction
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #500
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Been making some progress, but it's definitely slowed after the explosive growth of getting back to the weights. Just deadlifted 275 for two reps yesterday and a 280 lb squat today. I haven't been drinking a protein shake at all, but I think I should probably get one because I'm having trouble eating enough on my schedule.
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