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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by inanotherlife, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. There are none, sadly. Badminton, tennis, boxing, running, you will barely see any tone. Yeah P!nk and Janet are muscly and toned and their trainer says 'kickboxing' but they also do weights, cardio and exercise and also eat lean chicken and 3 peanuts.
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  2. I try it every year but always excel at bulking and fail at cutting hehe.
    Jokes aside, one year (2011) I was super focused and did both, and was super fit and toned. I was really thin to begin with though.
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  3. For how long did you bulk? I'm barely one month and a half doing it and I already feel fat as fuck with little muscle gain. I hate being gay
  4. I bulked 3 months then cut 3 months. As I said I was super skinny already so didn't really bulk even though I tried, and then cutting happened too easily.

    This was me then (obviously straining lol):

    SCREAM at the tiny pic password thingy:
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    I much rather prefer myself now (fatter) but would definitely love the belly area from that old pic.
  5. Don't say that, I just cleared out JD Sports on an Under Armour shopping spree. I noticed hot guys in the gym look hotter in Under Armour.
    And don't get me started on guys who wear compression trousers under their gym shorts, love it.

    P.S. @Vasilios looking good!
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  6. An Under Armour store opened last year here and the guy that works there is the hottest. guy. ever.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
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  7. Thanks king! Can't wait to look snatched (hopefully)
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  8. I lost 4 stone over the past year and that was mainly from doing cardio and changing my diet.

    The main problem now is I have that last bit of stubborn fat in my lower stomach area and just above my hips. Therefore I want to start doing weights properly, but I just don't know where to start. I go into the gym and do a little bit here and there on the machines but I know I'm not even skimming the surface.

    I joined a CrossFit class a few months back and ended up in A&E because I collapsed from how strenuous it was (the shame), so I probably need to start a bit easier.
  9. The people I know who do CrossFit have literally dedicated their lives to it and like to let everyone know.
    I like to push myself but fear I’d fail in one of those classes.
  10. This shouldn’t happen to a beginner in a Crossfit class. If the gym doesn’t have an onboarding process (usually 3 classes per week for 4 weeks), then the coaches should be scaling the weights and reps back to a level that gets your heart rate up, but not super challenging.

    If you want to give Crossfit another go, I’d go back and see if that gym has an onboarding process. If they don’t, then I’d be very cautious with movements and weights until you know what your current level is. Be careful though as not all Crossfit gyms are created equal.

    Knowing what I know now, I’d be trying another Crossfit gym and would highly recommend going through the onboarding/introductory sessions if they have them. These sessions will show you all of the basic body weight, powerlifting and Olympic lifting movements and also give the coaches an idea of your level of fitness.

    Good coaches/Crossfit gyms should be putting your safety and well-being first.
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  11. Thanks for this! Maybe I'll give Crossfit another go, the last time just turned me off so much.

    I probably didn't eat enough before going to the class either to be fair, which is of course vital for a class like that.
  12. I've bulked up more than I thought based on the mirror in the gym the other day. However, every time I get one of these little confidence boosts, some trunk-armed Adonis literally manifests from nowhere next to me.
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  13. Crossfit is great, I will start again in a few months. No way I'm doing it now though. I need my food and weights.
  14. No worries.

    Some of these movements are complex, and potentially dangerous if you have poor technique so it's certainly better to back your weights off and focus on good technique first. Being new, you'll hit PRs quite regularly anyway as you learn and get used to everything so you can use it as motivation to continue pushing yourself.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Crossfit and what you should expect as a beginner.
  15. Does anyone have any advice on how to get the motivation to get back into the gym?

    I started in November and lost over a stone in weight but have only been once in 2018 and have put half the weight back on.

    I just can’t seem to find the motivation at all , I keep saying I’ll start again every week but I never do.

    I felt better and looked better so that should be the motivation but I just can’t seem to get back into it. I try to eat healthy but only manage a day or two before falling off the wagon.
  16. Make a schedule on Sunday, decide when you're going to go there. Follow your schedule. Just go there. Don't overthink what you're going to do once you're there, don't think that you have to stay for an hour.

    The endorphines will kick in and work their magic eventually, but the first two-three weeks are kinda rough. Just don't make it seem too daunting - the most important part is actually getting there and doing something.
  17. Exactly this. It’s a normal thing that almost everyone goes through. The only answer is to put your head down and get on with it; the magic comes back on it’s own.
  18. My motivation is I'm the only person I'm seeing naked these days so it best be a pleasant view.
  19. I know some people say "don't exercise for a good looking body, exercise for being HEALTHY" but I just don't buy it.

    Seeing my body actually growing muscles and developing is one of the biggest confidence boosts I've ever gotten, and it's fundamentally changed how I carry myself and what I feel comfortable wearing.
  20. I think a healthy outlook is to do it for a bit of both. In all honesty I believe it's wired into my brain at least that "healthy" = "attractive". I get a mental boost knowing I have taken time out of my day to do something good for my health, the physical manifestation is ABS.

    edit: Also for people less in shape, it can sometimes take a long time, (months) to really see results, so I do believe you can't just grow reliant on the rush of seeing "bigger muscles" to propel you to keep going.
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