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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Staggy on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:26 pm

mac5155 wrote:I've always heard of using creatine but never tried it. What's it do?


In a nutshell, it gives you a very, very slight boost in strength and makes your muscles retain a bit more water.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby crokin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:29 pm

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mac5155 wrote:I've always heard of using creatine but never tried it. What's it do?


I don't know for sure because i've never used it, but i think thats the stuff that makes your body process protein more efficiently. I think it seems to be something more for someone who is looking for bulk as opposed to strength or fitness. Most of these things seem that way to me actually. I wouldn't take protein if I consumed enough of it in a day for my body to properly recover from workouts.

I've been told about creatine. I used it before, it was ok for strength, I gained about 10 pounds but it was water weight, not fat.

I have heard great things about BCAA http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/3-main-reasons-you-need-to-use-bcaas.htm
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby crokin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:31 pm

This has also been recommended to me, it's legal, but I'm not really comfortable with it as of now.
I've heard great stories though on it:

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http://www.ironmaglabs.com/product-list/super-dmz-rx/
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:32 pm

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this is the only thing I take and i only do so sparingly. I definitely feel an energy boost but I don't like the caffeine in it, even though it is only about the same as a 20 oz Mt Dew. I'm on high blood pressure meds and finally have my BP in check so I don't want to go messing around with anything too crazy.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:33 pm

crokin wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:
mac5155 wrote:I've always heard of using creatine but never tried it. What's it do?


I don't know for sure because i've never used it, but i think thats the stuff that makes your body process protein more efficiently. I think it seems to be something more for someone who is looking for bulk as opposed to strength or fitness. Most of these things seem that way to me actually. I wouldn't take protein if I consumed enough of it in a day for my body to properly recover from workouts.

I've been told about creatine. I used it before, it was ok for strength, I gained about 10 pounds but it was water weight, not fat.

I have heard great things about BCAA http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/3-main-reasons-you-need-to-use-bcaas.htm


Sure, that sounds accurate. It sounds worthless to me.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:34 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
crokin wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:
mac5155 wrote:I've always heard of using creatine but never tried it. What's it do?


I don't know for sure because i've never used it, but i think thats the stuff that makes your body process protein more efficiently. I think it seems to be something more for someone who is looking for bulk as opposed to strength or fitness. Most of these things seem that way to me actually. I wouldn't take protein if I consumed enough of it in a day for my body to properly recover from workouts.

I've been told about creatine. I used it before, it was ok for strength, I gained about 10 pounds but it was water weight, not fat.

I have heard great things about BCAA http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/3-main-reasons-you-need-to-use-bcaas.htm


Sure, that sounds accurate. It sounds worthless to me.


sounds like something a body builder would bulk up on the night before a competition or something just to increase muscle size but not strength.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby crokin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Trust me, BCAA's are the best thing to do, better than protein powder.
BCAA=Branched Chained Amino Acids which greatly help with protein synthesis.

Ever seen people drinking something red or pink during their exercise?
That's BCAAs.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:35 pm

crokin wrote:Trust me, BCAA's are the best thing to do, better than protein powder.
BCAA=Branched Chained Amino Acids which greatly help with protein synthesis.

Ever seen people drinking something red or pink during their exercise?
That's BCAAs.


I drink red gatorade :pop:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Nuge on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:43 pm

I took creatine for awhile but it just made me feel bloated. I did get a little stronger, but that was not a trade-off that was worth it.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby crokin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:46 pm

Nuge wrote:I took creatine for awhile but it just made me feel bloated. I did get a little stronger, but that was not a trade-off that was worth it.

That's exactly what I found.
Not worth the 20 bucks.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby steelhammer on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:05 pm

crokin wrote:This has also been recommended to me, it's legal, but I'm not really comfortable with it as of now.
I've heard great stories though on it:

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http://www.ironmaglabs.com/product-list/super-dmz-rx/


That is an Anabolic Steroid. It's only legal to buy because it converts to an illegal steroid in your liver. Anyone who takes this will have the same side effects as other illegal steroids. Just saying, proceed with extreme caution if you want to go that route.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby crokin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:07 pm

It's a "Designer Steroid" which is 100% legal.
They have a recommended cycle which includes other supplements in the "stack" to make sure you are ok.

I've been tempted to, but never have actually gone through.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby bh on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:31 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Running store?
lol. yes there are running stores. You're in MD right?

http://www.baltimorerunning.com/

or

http://www.charmcityrun.com/

If you want help getting a proper running shoe, go to a store like these.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby bh on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:32 pm

crokin wrote:It's a "Designer Steroid" which is 100% legal.
They have a recommended cycle which includes other supplements in the "stack" to make sure you are ok.

I've been tempted to, but never have actually gone through.

lol what? nooooo thanks.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:33 pm

anytime you take a supplement and have to take other supplements "to make sure you're ok" is never really a good thing lol.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby crokin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:36 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:anytime you take a supplement and have to take other supplements "to make sure you're ok" is never really a good thing lol.

Yep, I know. Which is why, when struggling with workouts, I have been tempted, but never have gone through.
But, I have heard great things about it, though some people do complain about "cramps" with it.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:39 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:anytime you take a supplement and have to take other supplements "to make sure you're ok" is never really a good thing lol.


I'm about to start a regiment of nitric oxide :pop:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:42 pm

I've been doing Soldierfit for a few weeks now. It's a lot of fun but it's really hard. Last Friday I puked twice during the hour. Leaving home at 5:30am for class is kinda tough though but it's my only option as all other classes are either furing my work day or 7:30 (or later) at night.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:57 pm

bh wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Running store?
lol. yes there are running stores. You're in MD right?

http://www.baltimorerunning.com/

or

http://www.charmcityrun.com/

If you want help getting a proper running shoe, go to a store like these.


Haha thats kind of funny and kind of intriguing. I may visit that baltimore place Saturday morning after I conclude Friday's work happy hour. :pop:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby CERV96 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:07 pm

Just got the calorie counter app! Good deal there.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby bh on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
bh wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Running store?
lol. yes there are running stores. You're in MD right?

http://www.baltimorerunning.com/

or

http://www.charmcityrun.com/

If you want help getting a proper running shoe, go to a store like these.


Haha thats kind of funny and kind of intriguing. I may visit that baltimore place Saturday morning after I conclude Friday's work happy hour. :pop:

After you know what type of shoe you like/need, you can get them a lot cheaper here especially if they are last years design...
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby tluke53 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:23 pm

This is my current favorite subject so watch out for post length. My wife is annoyed because it is pretty much all I talk about lately. I have lost 75 lbs since July 4 via diet and exercise. (Down to 230 from 305.) I have got some more pounds to go, how many depends really on how I feel and look. Lifting weights regularly makes it hard for me to guess how much I should weigh because I do carry some muscle weight. As someone else said diet is far more important when it comes to losing weight unless you are working out at high intensity for a lot of hours.

My diet plan is simple; 300-500-700 + one workout snack. If it isn’t obvious those numbers are calories per meal breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I do have splurge days where I don’t count calories and let “the big fat guy” inside me come out. I have an odd all or nothing personality so I don’t recommend this approach unless you have a similar personality. I get pretty damn hungry sometimes.

I have consistently lifted three days per week and have alternated routines quite regularly. I have not gained a shred of strength over the last six months most likely due to the meager diet. However, I have not lost strength either. I guess when I say I have not gained strength I should mention that this pertains to common exercises like squats, bench press, curls, etc. I have done some new things for the abs and back that probably have made those areas stronger. My current lifting routine is doing three cycles of 6 to 8 exercises three days a week with 6 to 8 reps for each exercise. I only take about 30 second between each exercise with a few minutes between each cycle. Arms/Shoulders are one day, Chest/Back one day, and Legs/Abs another day. A previous workout included stair climbing between sets.

When I first started I couldn’t do much cardio. I started with 15 minutes of stair climbing right in my house and then added length to it gradually until I got to 40 minutes. Then I started doing intervals of stair jogging. It was very convenient, but not exactly good for the carpets. I kept adding challenges and started using the cardio equipment at my work gym. I won’t bore you with the details. I got a treadmill for Christmas. Starting last week I am running 3 miles in 32 minutes 5 days a week. Then on weekends I am doing 2 miles of walking on an incline with a 20 lbs weight vest on.

I will probably have to cut back soon. My knees have been giving me problems, but I am trying to keep a pace that will allow me to be less than 200lbs at the beginning of May. I am not sure if I will make it, but I do plan to keep pushing for it.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby steelhammer on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:25 pm

crokin wrote:It's a "Designer Steroid" which is 100% legal.
They have a recommended cycle which includes other supplements in the "stack" to make sure you are ok.

I've been tempted to, but never have actually gone through.


Yes, I realize they are completely legal to buy and sell. My point is that they are Anabolic Steroids. Make no mistake about it, when you are taking these you are taking Anabolic Steroids. Their legal status does not change what they actually are. The same drugs like Andro and such that were legal 5 years ago or so are now just as illegal as every other Anabolic Steroid. This one will be illegal as well someday. Look, I'm not saying you shouldn't take it, but don't kid yourself about what these really are because of some legal loophole. They are Anabolic Steroids, period.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:25 pm

Thats awesome dude!

Question: Does wearing a weight belt on a treadmill do anything?
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:28 pm

tluke53 wrote:I do have splurge days where I don’t count calories and let “the big fat guy” inside me come out.


I stopped reading here because this sentence was so awesome. Will resume later.
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