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#81
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I guess I'm too used to seeing all the meatheads at my gym put up 300 lbs like it ain't no thang.
Yeah. Don't compare yourself to those guys, especially when just starting out. Everybody starts out in the same place, so they know what you're going through.

Especially now (I don't know your weight lifting history, so sorry if you already know this) worry more about form than weight. I had a problem in my form, hit some goals, realized that my form was off, and now have had to cut the weight in half. But it's worth it to do it the right way.
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#82
I'll commit to this! Currently I don't exercise much at all. I am 6ft tall and weigh 12.6 stone (about 176lbs) I'm not wanting to look like David Hasselhoff or anything but would quite like to have a good level of fitness and hopefully live a healthier life. I took on a half marathon last year with nearly zero training, which wasn't a smart move, but it has made me motivated to make myself fitter through running, perhaps with the occasional weight session to tone things up!

My ultimate short term goal is to be able to jog/run a half marathon by September, when the Great Scottish Run takes place, beat my rather poor time of 3 hours and get it down to the two hour mark. I've found a plan that claims to get from couch to half marathon pace in 24 weeks (Mid June) which gives me some time should the plan be rubbish (or should I be too lazy) or if I got injured. To encourage me to get out running I've spent £85 on some running shoes, and to stop me wearing them casually they're luminous yellow! I could use my brother's old weights too so I could probably be able to at least start off without a gym membership, but thats a decision I'll make once I'm a bit further into my training.
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#83
Put my name in the OP.
I don't plan on doing a lot of intense exercise (I particularly dislike jogging), but I trying to be more active -walking a lot more, perhaps going swimming, see about buying another bike (and a better bike lock)- and I am trying to eat a lot less crap. My diet has been terrible this past year, I'm trying to cut out a lot of the unhealthy stuff and be more concious of how much I eat.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#85
Quote by element4433
Yeah. Don't compare yourself to those guys, especially when just starting out. Everybody starts out in the same place, so they know what you're going through.

Especially now (I don't know your weight lifting history, so sorry if you already know this) worry more about form than weight. I had a problem in my form, hit some goals, realized that my form was off, and now have had to cut the weight in half. But it's worth it to do it the right way.

Yeah, I've been lifting for a while, but never very seriously. It's always just been to stay in shape rather than gain strength or size, but I think it's time to finally srs up.

But yeah, I always try to keep my form perfect. Tons of dudes at my gym (not the aforementioned meatheads) that pick up huge weights and swing them around with such poor form that it's hard to even tell what exercise they're doing. I can do the 225 with good form, but anything more than that I lose it, so I'm just gonna try to increase my reps with 225 before I move up the weight.
#86
Quote by TheChaz
That blows. Getting your strength back up after a fracture always is tough. I luckily haven't broken anything in about 2 years.


Yeah, it was bad. I've broken that bone about 5 times, and they can't do anything with it apart from give me a support for it. I don't know which bone it is

Hopefully I'll put some strength and size back on fairly quickly.
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#87
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Yeah, it was bad. I've broken that bone about 5 times, and they can't do anything with it apart from give me a support for it. I don't know which bone it is

Hopefully I'll put some strength and size back on fairly quickly.

Shit. I've only gotten 3 breaks total in my life. I can't imagine breaking one bone 5 times. My worst break was my clavicle. I broke the whole tip of the bone off. That put me out for months. Still have some shoulder problems from it too, but lifting has actually helped it a lot.
#88
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Shit. I've only gotten 3 breaks total in my life. I can't imagine breaking one bone 5 times. My worst break was my clavicle. I broke the whole tip of the bone off. That put me out for months. Still have some shoulder problems from it too, but lifting has actually helped it a lot.


I've broken loads Ankle, wrist, most of my knuckles, broken my nose about 7 times. Nothing hurt as much as tearing my lat.

But yeah, I imagine breaking your clavicle is damn painful. How'd you do that?
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#89
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I've broken loads Ankle, wrist, most of my knuckles, broken my nose about 7 times. Nothing hurt as much as tearing my lat.

But yeah, I imagine breaking your clavicle is damn painful. How'd you do that?

Holy hell. Too much, too much.

I ummm... was... well... I was hanging upside down from a pull-up bar and it tore out of the door frame.


Yeah.
#90
element, why don't you change the box in the OP from a to a , just to keep it tidier.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#91
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Holy hell. Too much, too much.

I ummm... was... well... I was hanging upside down from a pull-up bar and it tore out of the door frame.


Yeah.


That's amazing. Should've got yourself a power bar
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#92
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
#93
Goals:
Get my bench up to 100kg by the end of the year
Quit smoking
Sort my diet out
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#94
My goal is to lose 10 pounds by the summer and just get healthier in general
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#95
Since we're putting up goals:-

Perma quit smoking, rather than managing it for 3-4 weeks and caving
Run Charnwood Hike in April, none of this walking bullshit
Get into better shape, and look at rejoining the gym when I hit 3rd/final year of uni


And of course, use my new found awesomeness to get bitches

Feel free to omit the last one
#96
I'm in
Target is to gain lots of muscle
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#97
Sign me up for the one hundred push ups challenge. I can't jog so I have to limit myself to push ups and sit ups.
#98
I'm in.

I want to be 180 by end of May. If I fail, permban me.
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#99
Cool, I was about 230 pounds (mainly fat, barely any muscle) several months ago, a chain smoker, and couldn't work out to save my life. Now I'm 6'4" (well, my height didn't change, but I figured I would include it to put it into perspective.. not trying to be a conceited dick), 182 pounds, and I can do chin-ups, pull-ups, and cardio exercise like I've never been able to before, and I completely quit smoking cigarettes. My goal is just to get in better overall shape.
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#100
I want to get motivated to run. It's boring as fuck and it gets dark here at 4 pm.

I'm in anyway. Don't care about the weight, more about losing uglyness of fat.
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#101
I don't like running because my fat bounces around and then I get a stitch and then I need to stop for ten minutes to catch my breath then I need to go get my inhaler. And that's all just from trying to tie up the laces on my Nikes.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#102
Quote by AtaBorMan
I want to get motivated to run. It's boring as fuc

Use music. Either up-beat funk or pop. Not even kidding when I say that helped me.


I used to return home from 30 minutes of jogging and wouldn't notice how much my shins would kill me until I sit down. I still think it's thanks to that music (and of course applying myself, the music didn't just automatically make me run like a champ, I had to get used to it slowly and I've never jogged for more than 10 minutes straight without a trainer).
#103
My main motivation (other than increasing my chances of passing my genes on to attractive females) is that shopping for stuff like jeans and suit jackets is annoying.
I'm chubby and short, and many clothing retailers don't cater for short chubby guys very well. And when I eventually do find an item in my size, I go into small room covered with mirrors to see just how podgy I look, and how these jeans would look a lot better if they were two sizes smaller (along with the person stuffed into them).
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#104
What helped me with running was setting a bunch of smaller goals and then achieving them. Basically like "I'm going to run X distance without stopping." Then "I'm going to run X distance in Y minutes." And then keep adding distance and decreasing time as you go.

The feeling of accomplishment gives the running purpose, instead of just aimless running.
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Use music. Either up-beat funk or pop. Not even kidding when I say that helped me.
Definitely this too.
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My main motivation (other than increasing my chances of passing my genes on to attractive females) is that shopping for stuff like jeans and suit jackets is annoying.
I'm chubby and short, and many clothing retailers don't cater for short chubby guys very well. And when I eventually do find an item in my size, I go into small room covered with mirrors to see just how podgy I look, and how these jeans would look a lot better if they were two sizes smaller (along with the person stuffed into them).
That's how it started with me. Not the short thing, but when I looked in the mirror I wasn't happy how I looked. I dreaded getting tagged in pictures on Facebook cuz I knew I would feel fat and ugly.

Now I've got confidence out the asshole.
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

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#105
I like aimless running.

But it's dark outside!
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#106
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I like aimless running.

But it's dark outside!
I do too now. But it took me a while to get there.

I also like running when it's dark out.
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
#107
I'll stick my name into the list. Not exactly a new years resolution because I've been doing it since november, but close enough. Main goal is to just generally build muscle, but I also have a semi-related goal that I want to be able to dunk a basketball by the end of the year. And that's because I'm 6'4" and think it's incredibly possible.
#108
Quote by element4433

Now I've got confidence out the asshole.

But do you have before/after pics?
Because everyone knows that all is in vain if you lack before/after pics.
Bonus points if you are wearing an old pair of jeans and pointing in amazement at the space now separating you and them.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#109
Quote by ali.guitarkid7
I used to return home from 30 minutes of jogging and wouldn't notice how much my shins would kill me until I sit down. I still think it's thanks to that music (and of course applying myself, the music didn't just automatically make me run like a champ, I had to get used to it slowly and I've never jogged for more than 10 minutes straight without a trainer).


Thats not good man. A lot of people get shin pain when, as they run, they hop foot to foot, stopping their momentum somewhat with each foot strike. Instead try and focus on only using your feet to propel you, and to keep them on the ground as briefly as possible.
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#110
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Thats not good man. A lot of people get shin pain when, as they run, they hop foot to foot, stopping their momentum somewhat with each foot strike. Instead try and focus on only using your feet to propel you, and to keep them on the ground as briefly as possible.

Pretty much what I did once I got exhausted. It happened fast, but after a while it stopped.

I haven't jogged in a year, so I'm really nervous about someday going back to it
#111
Quote by ali.guitarkid7
Pretty much what I did once I got exhausted. It happened fast, but after a while it stopped.

I haven't jogged in a year, so I'm really nervous about someday going back to it


Probably had a lot to do with your footwear as well.
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#112
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Probably had a lot to do with your footwear as well.

Yep, also true. My running shoes were too small for me and I had to not tie them so they would fit, but then I couldn't make them tighter.

Moral of the story: if you get tired, don't get lazy. And also get proper running shoes.
#113
The 100 pushup thing sounds fun. I think I'm gonna start that on Monday.
and I can't run lol. After about a minute I start to get shin splints and I get fluid coming up from my lungs. It's just something I can't do lol.
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#114
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The 100 pushup thing sounds fun. I think I'm gonna start that on Monday.
and I can't run lol. After about a minute I start to get shin splints and I get fluid coming up from my lungs. It's just something I can't do lol.

That, uh... that doesn't soon good.
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#115
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The 100 pushup thing sounds fun. I think I'm gonna start that on Monday.
and I can't run lol. After about a minute I start to get shin splints and I get fluid coming up from my lungs. It's just something I can't do lol.

Do the thing in the OP. Believe me that being able to jog for more than 20 minutes without being completely exhausted is a skill you want to have.
#117
Throw me in the OP. It's not a new years resolution or anything, I've been working on my fitness since about august, when we were given a fitness plan by Ulster hockey and did a lot of 1k runs. Lost about a stone too. However, I'm playing underage international hockey now and the standard is higher again, so...
Goals:
By late march, get 1k run time to 3 minutes
100 pushup thing
200 squat thing
Continue with and improve upon Ulster core strength programme
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#119
Welp, **** it. I'm starting HRT soon. I was planning on taking a photo a day for the next few years and string it all together, I may as well join in and confuse the shit out of the 14'ers :P

Note that I'm not working out at all, so I'll have some different goals. I want to fit into an A cup and measure somewhere abouts 32-24-30. I'm currently somewhere around 29-26-28, so it's not really out of the question.
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#120
So, does anyone have any advice on what to eat when trying to lose weight?

All my favourite foods seem to be deep fried or made/topped with fatty cream, finding stuff that's appetising and not too calorific isn't so easy. I read that it's better to have many smaller meals a day rather than one or two giant portions, and I'm trying to get used to only eating when I feel hungry, not just when I have the opportunity to eat.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do