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Old 03-10-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Just wondering if we had any of the type here on the boards - I know we have several in SA!

The wife and I just kicked up P90X to jumpstart everything. I haven't lifted heavy since high school and of course after leaving the military my fitness went south quick!

We've decided that enough is enough, and we're getting back into it. She's working on getting certified for the Turbo programs thru Beachbody (not just as a coach, but a trainer) and I would l o v e to get huge again!


Anyone??
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I haven't lifted heavy since high school and of course after leaving the military my fitness went south quick!

I lifted heavy into my early 30's (topped 400 lb bench) but my fitness went down quick after that as well. Wish I had the dedication that I used to..there really is no excuse. Good luck!
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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Bodybuilder, no. Fitness enthusiast, yes.

6'3" 205 6% bodyfat. I do a combo of bikram yoga, PX90 and free weights 5x a week to stay that way. Eating clean (I've found) is the biggest secret to getting ripped up and strong. I supplement a bit: vaso-dialators, creatine and protein. Nothing illegal or crazy.

My advice to anyone going back into the gym: Make sure you mix it up and realize that being strong isn't just about how much you can bench. I know tons of guys who can out-bench me, but if you put them onto a soccer field or into a yoga class, they'd fail miserably. Don't just be muscular, but heart healthy as well.



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Old 03-10-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Bodybuilder, no. Fitness enthusiast, yes.

6'3" 205 6% bodyfat. I do a combo of bikram yoga, PX90 and free weights 5x a week to stay that way. Eating clean (I've found) is the biggest secret to getting ripped up and strong. I supplement a bit: vaso-dialators, creatine and protein. Nothing illegal or crazy.

My advice to anyone going back into the gym: Make sure you mix it up and realize that being strong isn't just about how much you can bench. I know tons of guys who can out-bench me, but if you put them onto a soccer field or into a yoga class, they'd fail miserably. Don't just be muscular, but heart healthy as well.



BN
Agreed...I had guys in my gym that were benching close to 600..but I could run circles around them. They weren't very flexible either.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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That's my problem - it takes dedication! Two kids, home biz that involves ton of personal time, and a new job...yeesh. But I want it!
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:39 PM
 
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Yep, the fiancee and I are getting back into it. We also have that P90X, and its pretty intense. I hated that guy for the entire first week I did it lol...I have stopped with the p90X however and started on a ketogenic diet and have been with a trainer since January. in 2.5 months i've dropped 8% body fat and about 20lbs overall. So i've been pretty happy with it. My goal is to shave another 10% and get into the single digit BF range, at a weight of around 185-190 (give or take) and then bulk up to around 220. The diet was the hardest part for me at first, I love to cook, grill out, and of course eat and I have a huge sweet tooth...and these damn girl scout cookies for sale everywhere aren't helping anything lol. Other than the diet, i work out at Titan Fitness on Dezavala where my trainer is at...no supplements, just protein, and now since I can't have sugar, I'm addicted to the "speed stack" drinks by ABB....things are like caffeine crack lol..
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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Until there's a gym closer to me, I won't be able to join one! (Rumors have it that a Spectrum is coming.)

I plan on building the home gym for now - we'll see how much gear the wife lets me buy. That new Soloflex looks pretty good...

And my diet sucks! I've done well dumping some things from my diet, replacing them with better items. But some things, like COFFEE...it's gonna take a crowbar...
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:52 AM
 
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If you want a REALLY good trainer, PM me. He is a neighbor and friend of mine. He has a masters in kiniesilogy (sp?) and is excellent at combining cardiovascular fitness with weight training. I have personally used him and he was able to work past my "joint issues" to help me realize my potential.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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Agreed...I had guys in my gym that were benching close to 600..but I could run circles around them. They weren't very flexible either.
+3 When I was in highschool I was a see saw, my freshman and sophmore year I was a pot head so I had munchies like a fat guy in a salad bar , The most I ever weighed was 300lbs, after I stopped the nonsence I started shedding some weight around 80lbs then I took on sports midway thru my sophmore year I was cut niceley, not to exagerating and not to lean. I was filled nicely, was 6' 220 with strong tree trunk legs. but now I struggle (well sort off, I'm just a procasinator) I shrunk 2 inches because I compressed some disks on my neck and back after an accident and I gained about 30lbs I plan to loose them sometime this year, whenver I decide to stop being lazy. lol as if....

but really I didnt do anything special to loose weight I just stopped havving the munchies really. I just played alot baseball, football, and yes soccer but I just ran up and down its a good cardio work out.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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I exercise so I can eat whatever the heck I want. No more of that crazy fitness/diet lifestyle. Just enjoy life, keep things in moderation and stay active!
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