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Re: Health and Fitness
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2017, 09:47:49 pm »
Yeah, got back up to 180 or so. I can gain weight impressively quickly :/

Back to shredding again, though with Thanksgiving and the holidays, it'll probably be slow going. I did buy a new set of dumbbells that has adjustable weight (105 lbs total, so 52.5 for each). I'm hoping to steadily increase the weight so I can actually build some decent mass. I was using 20 lbs before. I've since added to 32.5 lbs and am doing 3 sets of 8 reps of each exercise.

I've also expanding my supplements a bit. Just bought some probiotics - going to take that in the morning. Vitamin D and fish oil with lunch, Zinc between lunch and dinner, Magnesium about an hour or so before bed, and then Psyillium Husk pills before bed. Also taking whey protein after workout and as a snack around the same time I take the Magnesium.

The supplements can be a little tricky since the suggested use of them are different and some can get in the way of absorbing others. Probiotic and psyllium is because my digestive system could use the help. The rest support muscle building and general health.

I'm also still making batches of meat slop!

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Re: Health and Fitness
« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2017, 02:33:55 am »
I was curious about how much I'm spending on supplements. After totaling it up, the price is definitely worth it for the benefits I'm getting. I just ordered L-Citrulline and Creatine, so we'll see if they make the cut. I'm probably going to make this into a larger post about everything you need to workout from home and what it would cost you to get started and maintain.

EXERCISE

*Whey Protein - $21/mo
L-Citrulline Malate - $10/mo
Creatine - $3/mo
Casein Protein - $28/mo

TOTAL: $34-55/mo

NUTRITION

*Fish oil - $10/mo
*Vitamin D - $1.25/mo
Zinc - $2/mo
Magnesium - $4/mo

TOTAL: $17.25/mo

DIGESTION

Probiotic - $10/mo
Psyllium Husk - $3/mo

TOTAL: $13/mo

GRAND TOTAL: $92/mo

EQUIPMENT

Upright Bike - $130
100 lb Dumbbells - $100


SCHEDULE

Waking Up/Hour Before Workout: Protiotic, L-Citrulline Malate (6g)
Pre-Workout: (1/2) Whey and Creatine
Workout
Post-Workout: (1/2) Whey and Creatine
Lunch: Fish Oil, Vitamin D
2 Hours After Meal: Zinc
1 Hour Before Sleep: Magnesium, Casein
Before Bed: Psyllium Husk (1.5-3g)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 02:43:22 am by Tbone »

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Re: Health and Fitness
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2018, 04:51:16 pm »
Mixing it up a bit and trying this workout. It's full body, three times a week. Ideally I'll burn more calories and give my muscles a bit more time to rest. On off days I'll still do my HIIT on the bike as well as Ab Ripper. Dumbbells are up to 37.5 now. I think I can add more weight to it for most exercises, but the curls are the real test. I may up the weight but then go lighter for the isolation exercises like curls. It's just kind of a hassle to be adding and removing weight each time.

This comes after doing research on full body versus split workouts. I've now survived the holidays and am at 177.8 lbs. Not bad considering the Thanksgiving and Christmas break and that I've been focusing more on muscle building.
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Re: Health and Fitness
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2018, 05:55:54 am »
Did you look into compound movements, Tbone? Namely, deadlifts and squats. They fit in so nicely with a 3-day workout plan and burn more calories than anything else in the gym, plus build muscle strength.

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Re: Health and Fitness
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2018, 05:51:43 pm »
Did you look into compound movements, Tbone? Namely, deadlifts and squats. They fit in so nicely with a 3-day workout plan and burn more calories than anything else in the gym, plus build muscle strength.
I did find a few that involved dumbbells. My biggest problem is that I have a bad lower back that can easily get agitated, so any compound movements involving the lower back I try to stay away from (which is a lot of them). As a result it's just easier to do more isolated exercises, though my current routine does incorporate squats, stair steps, and side bends.

I might try and mix it up again. I just moved into a new place so now would be a good time to switch up my routine if I wanted. The move actually agitated my lower back, so I'm spending this week recovering. I've kind of hit a wall with my current routine. I'm lifting 50 lb dumbbells now. For most exercises this is a good weight, but it's a little too much for standing curl and dumbbell press. I hate taking weight off and on again mid-workout, but I probably need to either do that, go down in weight a bit to maintain good form, or switch up the exercises.

Also, welcome Giroux!

 

 

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