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Was talking via PM to sagaciouspanther about stuff and we got to talking about working out. He said he may or may not need some motivation and I had been thinking about starting a new workout thread for those of you who do work out, or want to start working out...

I've been lifting off and on since 1996... I got back into it seriously in about 2006 and last year after my rehab from shoulder surgery got REAL serious about it.

So I wanted to start a thread where we could discuss it and get ideas.

I'm currently trying to cut some fat with my workouts/supplements. I'm walking 30 minutes in the morning and doing cardio/lifting in the evenings after work. I'm off of creatine monohydrate for now, and I'm taking GNC's Ripped Vitapak and Cellucor C4 pre-workout, along with protein supplements during the day and after my evening workout.

Two more weeks of that and I'm getting off the vitapak and back on some creatine, and I'll probably get some M5 pre-workout then. I've dropped from 6'0", 225 (which I had been at for some time) down to my current weight of 215 and haven't lost any muscle that I can tell. Strength seems to be about the same too...

I don't do a lot of running because it irritates my knees. Would love to, just can't do it.

What are you guys doing?

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Was talking via PM to sagaciouspanther about stuff and we got to talking about working out. He said he defintely needs a lot of motivation and I had been thinking about starting a new workout thread for those of you who do work out, or want to start working out...

Fixed it for ya :D

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Today I'm running 400m repeats during lunch.

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I'm going to a 5:30 spin class at the Y!

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We just got a heavy bag/speed bag combo here at work. Great full body, strength and cardio workout at once. I drip with sweat and my shoulders and legs kill me after I am done. I do that three times a week and lift twice a week, and the next week I flip it.

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Today I'm running 400m repeats during lunch.

Dude that's a quarter mile... how many repeats do you do???

We just got a heavy bag/speed bag combo here at work. Great full body, strength and cardio workout at once. I drip with sweat and my shoulders and legs kill me after I am done. I do that three times a week and lift twice a week, and the next week I flip it.

I've very seriously considered enrolling in some MMA training or something, I know they do a lot of work like this^. Anybody got suggestions on that?

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Dude that's a quarter mile... how many repeats do you do???

I've very seriously considered enrolling in some MMA training or something, I know they do a lot of work like this^. Anybody got suggestions on that?

I don't take a class or anything ... I just bob and weave and beat the hell out of the bag with combo punches. I do it more as a stress reliever and picture the bag is my VP's ugly-ass face and throw jabs, crosses and hooks.

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I don't take a class or anything ... I just bob and weave and beat the hell out of the bag with combo punches. I do it more as a stress reliever and picture the bag is my VP's ugly-ass face and throw jabs, crosses and hooks.

They had a heavy bag hanging in our gym for a while, but they took it out... I think some of the gym patrons got a little carried away with it... lol I never tried it.

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I am going to get back on the bike today. I'm going to do the Take the Lake race at Lake Waccamaw in September and I need to get in shape.

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That's two people motivated.. who else?

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The bike trails and climbing walls at the Whitewater Center are a lot of fun.

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I just try to do something active every day. Whether its the Y, mountain biking, wake boarding, etc. I don't track anything. I just make sure I am active for an hour a day. Its a lifestyle thing, not a workout routine. I can easily run a mile, bench press my weight, do pullups, everything a man should be able to do.

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That's a good plan and something a lot of people don't do, they'd rather sit in front of the TV.

I personally have to make it more structured than that for me to be motivated to do it... otherwise other life stuff gets in the way.

Don't think I can run a mile with my knees but I'm in the shape to do it, and can do all the rest of that stuff with ease. I could probably bench 215 18-20 times if I just laid down and did it... never really tried to see how many pull ups I can do, but I've been doing 4 sets of pull downs, then 3 sets of 10 pullups after that... so... Just trying to get back into squats, kills my shoulders to hold the bar on, but I'm working on it.

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I just try to do something active every day. Whether its the Y, mountain biking, wake boarding, etc. I don't track anything. I just make sure I am active for an hour a day. Its a lifestyle thing, not a workout routine. I can easily run a mile, bench press my weight, do pullups, everything a man should be able to do.

Benefits of owning your own business.

I used to get up at 5:30 and ride my bike because there is zero time after work between the kids and dinner. Stuff doesn't calm down until 8:30-9 and by that time it's like fug it.

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bench press my weight, do pullups, everything a man should be able to do.

whew! good thing you said man...b/c I sure as sh*t can't do a pullup and I seriously doubt I could bpress my own weight :)

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i just ate a bag of chips

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i just ate a bag of chips

lol

Lowfat?

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Lowfat chips are like showering with a wetsuit on.

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It's funny you mention low fat chips, I ate some the other day from Panera that had to be the worst I think I have ever had. I believe they were fried in sunflower oil....god awful

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I work out 6 days a week. My workout routine consists of combinations of things I have found online and in magazines. It took me a while, but I figured out what worked best for me.

I take the Alarm before my workouts and take a protein powder after. I eat very healthy, which is the most important thing. My metabolism is very fast, and my weight before I started lifting was 138. I weigh 157 now and I am trying to get up to 160. I'm proud of what I have accomplished.

For the most part you just have to figure out what works best for you. There is no "one size fits all" workout routine. Everyone is different. Just work hard and you'll figure it out.

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It's funny you mention low fat chips, I ate some the other day from Panera that had to be the worst I think I have ever had. I believe they were fried in sunflower oil....god awful

I can imagine... I eat those baked Lays now instead of Doritoes... not that great.

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I work out 6 days a week. My workout routine consists of combinations of things I have found online and in magazines. It took me a while, but I figured out what worked best for me.

I take the Alarm before my workouts and take a protein powder after. I eat very healthy, which is the most important thing. My metabolism is very fast, and my weight before I started lifting was 138. I weigh 157 now and I am trying to get up to 160. I'm proud of what I have accomplished.

For the most part you just have to figure out what works best for you. There is no "one size fits all" workout routine. Everyone is different. Just work hard and you'll figure it out.

Never heard of that Alarm, just looked it up. After I get off this C4, I'll be looking for a new pre.

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Never heard of that Alarm, just looked it up. After I get off this C4, I'll be looking for a new pre.

It's fairly new. I've taken C4 before. The main thing I like about Alarm is the fact that I have taken one scoop only since I got it. I haven't built up a tolerance to it yet. With C4, I was having to take up to 3 scoops to get any results. I hope Alarm stays at one scoop.

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It's fairly new. I've taken C4 before. The main thing I like about Alarm is the fact that I have taken one scoop only since I got it. I haven't built up a tolerance to it yet. With C4, I was having to take up to 3 scoops to get any results. I hope Alarm stays at one scoop.

Agree... this is my second week on C4 and I'm up to 1.5 scoops... poo is expensive too.

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