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*** The 2018 Gym Rats Thread ***

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by spluff, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Syla5

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2012

    Posts: 4,630

    Oddly sounds similar to my situation, although mine was I wanted to lift, but every time I got near anything progressive my issue would flare up and it was a massive de-motivator, especially when I was told over and over there wasn't a specific thing wrong with me.

    Also I need someone else here on the forums to lift with worse form then me so that I can at least look good by some standards!
     
  2. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 17,631

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Why can't you be miron natty?
     
  3. neoboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 10,748

    Location: UK

    Very happy to oblige there :D

    Need to record myself one of these days but I feel silly doing that in the gym.
     
  4. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 18,970

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I think if I enjoyed lifting again then I wouldn't care, I'd lift just for the sake of lifting. But trouble is, at the moment, I just don't enjoy it. Every trip to the gym is a massive struggle to convince myself to go, and when I'm there I'm just clock watching the whole time thinking "yeah 40 minutes is enough, lets go"

    Doesn't help that the gym I go to is packed for the most part. When it's not busy, it's an amazing gym due to the equipment it has. Has some very cool stuff that I'm yet to see in any other gym. It's a proper bodybuilders gym. But it's so small, so when it's busy, even if the stuff you want to use is free, you'll still be in someones way because of how cosy the layout is.

    Home gym is just pointless imo, I go in there, stick the TV on for some background noise/motivation and end up just watching it and thinking that I cba.

    What I really need is a training partner. A few months ago I trained with someone for chest day, and it was the best most enjoyable workout I've ever had. Competitive but so productive. If I had that, I'd go full balls to the wall again
     
  5. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 17,631

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Start a log and starting sharing your training. I will come virtual to place my hands upon your back. U got dis.
     
  6. mrthingyx

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 3, 2003

    Posts: 14,845

    Location: Cambridge

    I misread that. Deliberately. Can I go srshomo to juice Steedie, too?
     
  7. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 9,274

    Location: London

    You should do CrossFit brah!

    ... I jest but I do envy their training environment and general camaraderie. My gym is immense and full of monster lifters but it can be a bit dead the times that I go (luxury of shift work = days off in the week = start training at 3-4pm when most ppl are at work) and if I wasn't a soulless routine machine I'd probably find it tough to be consistent. Never had a training buddy. :(
     
  8. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,543

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Log? I need to lift first. The only thing I currently lift is my leg over the top tube :p

    I do train once a week, I know it's good for me and it feels like less of a chore than it did a few months ago. I would say I have a little enthusiasm for it again lately but it's second to the saddle for the time being. Looking back at swolfies is both disheartening but I also still have pride in my 'peak'.

    Form & movement patterns are fine - strength is as you would imagine.

    The pump lasts forever currently :D

    (Suffering on the bike is harder than under the barbell, n00bs.)
     
  9. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 25,716

    Location: West mids

    The solution is move up to the glorious Midlands train with Aaron and let me squeeze dem glootes every now and again.
     
  10. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,543

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Wood train with you.

    FML


    That place is closed now :(
     
  11. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 27,642

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    I'm bothered that place is closed :( loved it, made the most gains whilst training there.

    Signed up to another Pure Gym near me, pretty cool, got a couple of racks, sledges to use and stuff.
     
  12. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,543

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    I've been using the Fitness Division which is 0.6miles up the road to tick over. Tempted to use the GymFit4Less in town from the new year.

    Would like to try polarising my cycling training which could yield similar results (to periodised) and free up a bit of time, whilst also meaning I could train a little more productively.

    Cliffs. Got a pump on Monday and I liked it.
     
  13. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 17,631

    Location: Milton Keynes

    In for swole shower nudes.
     
  14. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 27,642

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    :D dem pumps

    I started a job recently so its been a bit hap hazard but it's looking like I can go during lunchtime again for training.

    Recently got 100kg on squat again which was nice, wasn't too shabby either. Attempting to train a bit smarter also which I think is helping
     
  15. neoboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 10,748

    Location: UK

    Really good week on the squats, biggest difference seems to be controlling my breathing properly and extra mobility work is helping the recovery process even more.

    Need to do more shoulder work though as dumbbell press isn't feeling too hot in the left one.
     
  16. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 29,133

    Great leg session today.

    Chest session tomorrow, gym closes at 4, so hoping to get there around midday to avoid the rush before it closes. Looking forward to a couple of days rest.
     
  17. DrToffnar

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 25, 2013

    Posts: 2,658

    Did my first squat session last night! Almost forgot what it was like to be properly sore after a workout. Could barely walk this morning xD
     
  18. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 25,716

    Location: West mids

    Tried to front squat with a cracked rib on Saturday, don't do it.

    Strangely enough that's the only exercise that seems to cause me issues.
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 29,133

    When it hurts to sit on the loo, you know it has been a decent squat session :D

    Or deadlifts - I remember trying that, unsuccessfully!
     
  20. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 25,716

    Location: West mids

    I just stuck with BOR as my main back lift, didn't fancy risking deads :o I'm surprised bench and OHP were fine though.