Been working our at home for quiet I while on and off but now the sun is out thought I'd put more effort in. Anybody on those protein shakes? I've never felt the news to use it but would like to know your views on it
Some basics from experience.
Follow the 3 golden rules when you are in the gym:
Dont pay attention to the muppets throwing around weights that are too heavy. Gym vanity is your enemy.
Stick to what you can manage without comprimising your form, and always go to failure, whether that be a high rep or low rep set.
Bad form will result in injury and limited gains.
This is probably the most important thing to remember when lifting weights, i'm glad somone remembered to post this
So common though mate.
Lifting `big` weights, `badly` will only hold kudos with other clueless gym goers (who generally train in wooly hats, overly baggy fleece track bottoms and flip flops. WTF!).
People who `know` will think you are a bit backward.
Chicks might be impressed though.......
Lool that's one of the reasons I decided to train from home, so many guy that are clearly WELL ARD, so they just spend most of the time chucking weights and pumping up there chests. I will che k out that website, thanks again. I used to training without any shakes etc and that was eating anything I felt and I noticed how quickly I got bigger. Now if I do it controlles and consistent the gains will be better. The whole reason I've decided to get back onto training is for the first time in my life, I look 3 months pregnant! I never put in weight but its happend now. Also trying to stop smoking so if I keep myself occupied I won't have cravings as much
Good callThis blokes website is awesome he knows what he is talking about all his info is free and he doesn't fill you with bull. the site can help you with your goal you want to achieve defiantly worth a look.
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never felt the need for them... so havent used them much. mate using createne? he wanted to gain mass... and you need to work out harder/regular with that... he stopped for a week and he piled on the pounds/his ab section was more of one huge box than a 6 pack...
otherwise... i used to use a can of nourishment before a workout to give me extra go... and it worked for a bit... but as body adjusted didnt need the nourishment cans. so yeh it depends what you want... muscle mass or just to aid recovery... imho they are a waste of money and natural protein is the best way to go... by eating the right stuff etc. if you want to gain mass rather than relying on some shake full of all sorts of crud... but these are my views.
agreed.Shakes are a massive part of gaining mass though you shouldn't rely on them its part of a whole routine and diet, eating the right food is a massive part of it but it's impossible to get a high amount of protein and the right amino acids from just food which is why people take shakes between meals, if your serious about training you will find that you will need shakes in your diet if your working out at home just something like for goodness shake will be sufficient or nourishment.
i cannot stop, it kills me inside if i even contemplate not going. lol.Be warned tho trainign is like modifiying cars....once you start you cant stop and its a slippery road!
but your power to weight ratio must be epic in the s3! lolI cant put any weight on!!!
I went to the gym years ago and was on protien shakes and creatine to see if I could bulk up, but i didnt at all, which was very frustrating.
I am also naturally skinny, to the point that when I was 11, i weighed about 5 stone!!
I am now a few years older, but still only weigh 9.5 stone and this is no matter what I eat, the only fluctuation on my weight I get is if im ill, I will lose weight and can lose as much as half a stone in a couple of days, however as soon as im better, the weight is back on instantly and back to 9.5 stone
always do 4 sets.Karl what is your rep range for the compound exercises? Do you work till failure or stick to 3x5 or 5x5?