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    The Weightlifting Club

    a thread to discuss all things weightlifting.

    personally, it's my favorite form of exercise. intentional exercise, at least; there's a lot of physical things that are more fun but they aren't traditionally done for the sake of exercise. i'll admit, there is a bit of a laziness aspect to it; i like the fact that you get to take breaks between sets. but more recent exercise science is generally recommending that style of exercise anyway. even for purely cardio pursuits, they are saying high intensity intervals are more effective than long, sustained medium intensity exercise.

    plus it's more practical for me. i'm more likely to have to move something heavy than to have to do something physical for a long time. maybe if i had a better sex life i would be more interested in cardio.

    #2
    i really really want to get into this but i just lose interest every time.
    recently i helped take a tree down, and my job was to carry the pieces of tree to the pickup... that, i can enjoy. i just find it hard when there is no purpose to the weights i am lifting.

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      #3
      wow, that is the worst part of taking a tree down. you should go work for a tree-cutting service, you would be the most popular employee.

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        #4
        yeah i know. i like wheelbarrowing rocks/earth/sand back and forth too.

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          #5
          I was the wheelbarrow in Monopoly last night.

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            I always had to be the dog but then I lost it playing in the garden. I had a whole pack of tiny model dogs.

          #6
          I do some weight strength training. It helps with cardio and injury prevention if you train a lot. I do find it useful. I do once a week for the lower part of the body and once a week for the upper part of the body. Forearms and wrist on both days. Abs everyday. I use free weights and a medicine ball to sit or lay on. I gotten use to doing bench presses on a medicine ball using free weights.

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            #7
            Originally posted by neonspectraltoast View Post
            I was the wheelbarrow in Monopoly last night.
            i'm the dog whenever i play.

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              #8
              I always had to be a penny or bottle cap or something 'cause we lost all the pieces, and most of the houses and stuff.

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                #9
                Originally posted by Tropical Breeze View Post
                I do some weight strength training. It helps with cardio and injury prevention if you train a lot. I do find it useful. I do once a week for the lower part of the body and once a week for the upper part of the body. Forearms and wrist on both days. Abs everyday. I use free weights and a medicine ball to sit or lay on. I gotten use to doing bench presses on a medicine ball using free weights.
                This would be my ideal, except that maybe not have abs every day since I like to do them more intensely (sometimes). But sadly, I haven't done weights but maybe a couple times that one month in the past like q.5 to 2 years.

                I've been doing walking and yoga stretching and some yoga toning, but even this isn't where I'd like it to be. I shouldn't even be posting any of this as I just feel more guilty talking about what I DON'T do, rather than doing it. It has been rather stressful lately though. Sigh!

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by Fundoo View Post

                  This would be my ideal, except that maybe not have abs every day since I like to do them more intensely (sometimes). But sadly, I haven't done weights but maybe a couple times that one month in the past like q.5 to 2 years.

                  I've been doing walking and yoga stretching and some yoga toning, but even this isn't where I'd like it to be. I shouldn't even be posting any of this as I just feel more guilty talking about what I DON'T do, rather than doing it. It has been rather stressful lately though. Sigh!
                  See if you can start using anabolic steroids to make up for the weight training you don't do. That way you won't feel guilty for not weight training anymore. 😄😜

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                    I'd still feel guilty. And don't steroids only grow your muscles if you work them? I mean, it's exponential growth, but you still need to be active, right?

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                    I wouldn't know. I was only kidding with my comment.

                  #11
                  Originally posted by Tropical Breeze View Post
                  I do some weight strength training. It helps with cardio and injury prevention if you train a lot. I do find it useful. I do once a week for the lower part of the body and once a week for the upper part of the body. Forearms and wrist on both days. Abs everyday. I use free weights and a medicine ball to sit or lay on. I gotten use to doing bench presses on a medicine ball using free weights.
                  Bench Presses on a medicine ball? Omg how do you do that?

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                    #12
                    Originally posted by Amerijuanican View Post

                    Bench Presses on a medicine ball? Omg how do you do that?
                    I guess they call it a swiss ball in the vid. I do it a little different. Best to start with very light weights to get use to balancing your body then use heavier weights as you get better.

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                      #13
                      Originally posted by Tropical Breeze View Post

                      I guess they call it a swiss ball in the vid. I do it a little different. Best to start with very light weights to get use to balancing your body then use heavier weights as you get better.
                      Okay yeah I can see that working. Should be a really effective core strengthener! Thanks for sharing...

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                        #14
                        i know that as a stability ball. a medicine ball is one of those heavy balls that is roughly the size of a basketball. but semantics aside, that looks like a great exercise.

                        i just realized i started this thread and never even said what my routine looks like. it's a pretty standard routine really. 3 days a week, ideally. day one is bench press and all the related exercises: typically either bar or dumbbell bench, some form of incline bench, dips, the pec fly machine, and tricep pull-downs. day two is back/shoulders/biceps: military press, some sort of rows, lat pull-down, reverse pec fly (not sure what it's actually called, but it's for upper back), shoulder raises, shrugs, chin-ups, curls. day three is legs/core: squats or leg press, calf raises, leg extension and leg curls, some sort of ab workout on one of the various machines, something half-assed for my obliques because i'm tired by then, and finally a couple sets on the lower back machine just because it's a good idea even though i am out of actual motivation by that point. then i have to walk up the stairs and that might be the hardest part.

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                          triceps is overkill, drop the military press and everything else shoulder related on the back day (do it with the legs if you must instead of all the calf stuff) is my unsolicited advice

                        #15
                        why pick the weight up? gravity is just gonna pull it back down again...….

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