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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2011, 12:02:11 PM »
True. I thought of that after I posted it. ;)
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2011, 06:49:41 PM »
Silver wolf if you want to gain muscle mass then that plan wont work too well, although its not a bad starting point. Usually you'd want to be lifting wieghts that are just heavy enough for you to do 3 or 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps but if you havent done this before its best to work at lower reps for a while to strengthen your ligaments so you dont injure yourself. And you might want to add pullups to your list.

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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2011, 07:16:55 PM »
Usually 50/25 or 60/15 as a spilt, in term of the numbers. I should get more aerobic exercise really, but that takes time (alas!).

Andalus: same, but my pressups serve a function, namely helping me in not getting bulldozed utterly when I go to Judo.  :P
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2011, 07:44:25 PM »
I wish I could do 1 press up...... Literally.

I used to be extremely fit and healthy, but now I laze around and my natural fitness levels have fallen through the floor. And kept on going ever since.

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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2011, 08:58:19 PM »
Silver wolf if you want to gain muscle mass then that plan wont work too well, although its not a bad starting point. Usually you'd want to be lifting wieghts

I know I've been doing that for 3 years... But noting beats the push-ups... They're a much tougher exercise, and that's the important part.
I usually just do something between 100 and 200 reps and that's it. And I still can't do more than 25 push-ups... Mostly because of my problems with  breathing.

Usually 50/25 or 60/15 as a spilt, in term of the numbers. I should get more aerobic exercise really, but that takes time (alas!).

That's really good, actually... But you should raise the numbers the further you go...

I wish I could do 1 press up...... Literally.

I used to be extremely fit and healthy, but now I laze around and my natural fitness levels have fallen through the floor. And kept on going ever since.

Hey, that's exactly why we're doing this... Join us!  :)


Btw; I started working out this morning. I'm going to keep this pace for three of for days and them I'm going to raise the numbers. Going to post details some other time... I'm really tired at the moment.
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2011, 09:04:14 PM »
I have been raising the numbers, I could only do 15 when I started a few months ago.  :P
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 09:23:56 PM »
Did something like this:
I felt kind of lazy today... I didn't get much sleep last night.

Leg lifts (30 reps) - 1 series
Crunches (50 reps) - 2 series
Push ups - none, took a break from the 60 I did yesterday.
Squats (50 reps)  - 2 series
Dips with elevated feet (20 reps) - 1 series
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2011, 11:26:36 PM »
I suffered a pretty serious injury about two years back and my fitness fell apart since. So this might be a good idea. Now if only I could get some time free from nerd-stuff so I can be a jock for a few hours a week. :P
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2011, 12:00:40 AM »
I attempted to go to the gym somewhat in the last year, but I was never really motivated enough to do it...

I'll probably spend most of this year intending to go to the gym and get a bit fitter, but will actually spend most of my time sat around :D .

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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2011, 12:06:14 AM »
Haha Im just too damned lazy. I can only do girly push ups. Cant run, oooh I LOVE swimming but alas its still sort of chilly. Ill only go for a walk or bike ride if it isnt sunny. Cloudy is nice though.
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2011, 12:40:32 AM »
Well I got out and rode a bit and did some lifting today.

I think it's better to let the body do the counting, because a set of numbers usually doesn't fit the individual doing them. I never count my reps, I just keep going until I've had enough then go a bit further. This way you naturally progress.
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2011, 03:33:56 AM »
But how do you know if you're doing more than last week CG?
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2011, 09:40:57 AM »
I never count my reps, I just keep going until I've had enough then go a bit further. This way you naturally progress.

Sounds fine to me... Counting reps usually makes me forget the proper way of breathing during exercises.
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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2011, 12:05:10 PM »
But how do you know if you're doing more than last week CG?

Irrelevant. ;)
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: A 60 day challenge : Getting buffed up
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2011, 07:38:43 PM »
Shall I just keep doing what I do... Or should I do more to keep with the spirit of the thread? :D
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