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GordyR's Beginners Guide to Bodybuilding

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by GordyR, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Somnambulist

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    I recall Sir Chris Hoy being able to squat over 220KG. I'm sure he can deadlift a fair weight too.
     
  2. icecold

    Man of Honour

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    tbh you've picked the only functional muscle that doesn't get hit by SL, you barsteward ;)

    If your calfs really are lacking, some form of calf raise would help.

    What makes you think they are weak? Are they painful? If so that's something else.
     
  3. mistercrabb

    Wise Guy

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    Haha, I was only picking a random example! They aren't particularly weak, I just want more power for races. Then again I could just do more biking I guess..

    Anyway, you've convinced me, I'll switch to SL for a while and see how it goes, thanks.
     
  4. IceBus

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    Location: , Washington DC

    Just back from a brilliant run. Just shy of 2.5 miles but that's the longest I've run since my injury :D Feeling absolutely great and wasn't really out of puff or feeling it in the legs, I just felt shattered by the end.
     
  5. compboyo

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    I sqauted in the cage next to chris hoy back in the day.

    He used to train at the uni gym

    I saw him all the time..His calves and legs in general were insane...huge muscles, huge vains...
     
  6. aaron333

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    Really silly question from a beginner, admittedly:

    I often did weights and feel no pain/soreness/stifness the next day. I used to get this a lot and thought it was good because I could actually feel the workout the next day.

    Now it's not the case, my arms are hurting less after a workout, even thought I've only recentely upped the weights by a kg or two.

    Am I doing something wrong? Or is this to be expected as I'm getting stronger?

    Silly I know, but the fact that my arms don't ache makes me feel like I'm not doing enough!
     
  7. tom_e

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    DOMS isn't a sign of a good workout, sometimes you'll get it sometimes you won't
     
  8. icecold

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    The only thing you are doing wrong is working out your arms
     
  9. aaron333

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    Cheers.

    ;)
     
  10. Nemesis379

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    Which myprotein shake tastes the best to you guys?

    Edit: Also how much should weights be increased by? 5kg?
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  11. The Craig

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    Completely subjective to the person/exercise done.

    Lateral dumbbell raise going from 7->12kg is more impressive than benching 50kg-55kg.
     
  12. Kempster

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    Currently looking for a website to keep track of Calories daily anyone able to point me to a good site?

    cheers
     
  13. tom_e

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  14. Kempster

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    Cheers for the links tom :)
     
  15. Barks

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    Quick one guys, only got Tues/Weds/Thurs for gym this week.
    Am I better off doing upper body on Tues/lower body on Thurs (with tuesday being a monster session) or can I get away with:

    Tues - Back & Biceps. Weds - Legs & Abs. Thurs - Chest/Shoulders/Tri

    Really not sure hitting legs day after back is a great idea!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  16. DailyGeek

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

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    Location: Arkham

    Right a few quick questions from someone considering doing something to build muscle.

    Currently I'm about 19.5st and i'd say 30+% bodyfat. I've been running sporadically for a few months to gradually get my fitness levels up (it's taking a looooong time) but would really like to improve my body from being a wobbly massive deadweight into something my girlfriend can enjoy :p

    SO. Can I do anything from this position or do I need to shed a few stone first?

    I can't afford a gym, I have a set of york weights I bought a few years back and never really used, otherwise it's just going to be stuff I can use in the house, and I don't have room or money for a big set up.

    Essentially the worst possible position to be starting from, fat, skint and little equipment.


    Any advice on how to get started would be gratefully received.
     
  17. Lonz

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    Location: Newcastle

    A friend of mine swears by http://cronometer.com/ but I've never used it yet.

    I use the MyNetDiary app on my iPhone. It scans bar codes and such and because I've always got my phone with me, it's always easy to record everything.
     
  18. Kempster

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    Many thanks will give the site a try :)
    iphone app sounds cool shame i dont have an iphone :(
     
  19. H0ax!

    Gangster

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    Location: Essex

    After a bit of advice...

    I'm pretty active, not so much weights, but I cycle around 60 miles a week as well as kickboxing/circuit training 2/3 nights. Don't seem to ever gain any weight or muscle. Started to monitor my calorie intake...

    I'm 5ft10 and weigh around 66kg managing 2.2-2.5k calories and 100-150g of protein a day. Reckon I should get in one of these shakes? Seems like maximuscle progain fits the bill?
     
  20. Skillmister

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    Location: Wales

    If you want to gain muscle, you'll want to be doing more than cycle and box. You need to start lifting weights. And especially with how active you are i'd imagine you need more like 3000 calories to gain weight, i.e eat more. Shakes are a supplement, get the base diet sorted then decide if you need shakes to get that little extra. For example i get ~300 calories(out of my ~3500), 75g protein a day from shakes because it's an easier and cheaper alternative to another meal.
    tl;dr Shakes aren't the magic solution to getting big :)