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Anyone else become a gym rat during quarantine? I've been pretty into fitness the last 5 years or so, but now I'm addicted to weight training.

 

I started lifting hard back in May, and I've become obsessed with it, which I've read is common for beginners.  I lift six days a week and I'm depressed on my off day 🤣.  

 

After my lift sessions I usually do a 10-minute HIIT workout to burn a few hundo calories.  

 

I drink daily protein powder shakes, take creatine pills, eat a ton of tofu, quinoa, chickpeas, beans.  My instagram & tiktok feeds are nothing but gym bros getting sick pumps and tight fitness chicks doing squats.  

 

I'm trying to get quads like @Dr. Do Itch Big, he was born in the weight room the way Bane was born in the darkness.  

 

where the ES gym bros and sisters at?  I know there's some around.  Looking for any tips & tricks to maximize them gains 

 

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I added goblet squats with a 50lb kettlebell to my routine years ago because of one of @Dr. Do Itch Big posts in the old thread. Thx Doc!

 

Other than that basic free weight bench stuff, treadmill, stationary bike, n a strike bag in a room I setup almost a decade ago. 🤗

 

I'm still the fat tho. 😆 I may be a hippie but I'm not going full kale quinoa crazy. 

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33 minutes ago, Chew said:

Anyone else become a gym rat during quarantine? I've been pretty into fitness the last 5 years or so, but now I'm addicted to weight training.

 

I started lifting hard back in May, and I've become obsessed with it, which I've read is common for beginners.  I lift six days a week and I'm depressed on my off day 🤣.  

 

After my lift sessions I usually do a 10-minute HIIT workout to burn a few hundo calories.  

 

I drink daily protein powder shakes, take creatine pills, eat a ton of tofu, quinoa, chickpeas, beans.  My instagram & tiktok feeds are nothing but gym bros getting sick pumps and tight fitness chicks doing squats.  

 

I'm trying to get quads like @Dr. Do Itch Big, he was born in the weight room the way Bane was born in the darkness.  

 

where the ES gym bros and sisters at?  I know there's some around.  Looking for any tips & tricks to maximize them gains 

 

I used to lift 6 days a week for years, and when I talked to someone who had been lifting longer than me and knew a lot more than me, they told me I was training too much.

 

I listened to him and started just doing each muscle group once a week instead of 2x a week and my gains were much greater than they were lifting 6x a week.

 

That was about 18 years ago and to this day I still am just doing each muscle group once a week and go 4x a week.  Back when I was lifting 6x a week I weighed like 165lbs.  Now I linger around 200-210 depending where I'm at with deciding if I want to be lean or not.  

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I lift around 5-6 times a week. 
 

a typical workout routine

 

monday- squat, flat bench close, split squat or some variation that’s like a lunge

tuesday - regular flat bench, front squat or some variation, press either dumbbell or barbell

 

wednesday. Some rows and run for like 20 mins or so. Add arms 

 

Thursday- touch n go bench, deadlift, barbell row

friday- press, Romanian dead, db bench 

 

I also sprinkle arm work when I can and pull downs and back work when I can but with a busy life style I focus on MT ThF. Saturdays and Sundays I do some arm work if I’m not busy. I try to run Sundays. 
 

I lift by rpe not exact percentages. And I think it helps making a big difference in not burning yourself out. 
 

The program I follow is by a set of doctors who do a lot of barbell training. I really trust their stuff and they have volumes of articles and videos on why they do the stuff they do. All evidence based on clinical research. They always link to the articles and stuff so it’s all there. You don’t have to take their word for it. When I first started training their way I made huge strides after being stuck. 

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I really should not be posting in this thread because I've been an out of shape lazy **** for too long but I use to work out pretty regularly and was a fairly strong 245lbs at one point.

 

Anyways. I switched to micellar casein as my only protein powder I use now. Muscle Feast has a great one btw. I highly recommend trying it out and use that over whey. Hydrolyzed casein is perhaps even better. Really feel the difference.

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I used to go the gym every day.

 

The members at my gym are pigs.   Dudes walking out of stalls, past the sinks, and straight to the weights.   My wife says she sees stuff in the women's locker room that's really foul.   I don't trust them. 

 

I tried to go back, after they re-opened and too many transgressions for me.  Our house is small, but with those surgical tubing cables, pushup handles, isometrics, jump squats, dips and various exercises using stuff around the house, (buckets, chairs, etc), I'm getting great resistance training.  We live near a high-school, so I get my cardio in at the track, and the stadium steps.  I'll be 57 in a few days, so I had backed off lifting heavy anyway.   

 

If I was younger, I'd be back in the gym, because there is no substitute for free weights, (IMHO), and some of the machines.  

 

That being said.... Weight last March, (when this **** started)?  191lbs     Weight today? 192lbs     About 4 years ago, or so, I got serious about my diet anyway, and lost almost 40lbs and have kept it off, so I must be doing something right.

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Abs

Burpies

Dumbells

Push Ups/Pull Ups

Squats

 

 

Count my macros.  For me 5 meals a day 50g carb 40g protein each meal.

 

Works for me.

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Tried front squats today for the very first time ever and holy **** they are very strange feeling.  Had to go very light and it definitely works your quads more than normal squats, as well as your glutes less than normal squats.  

 

My right shoulder has been bothering me for months now and normal squats aggravate it big time just putting it in the position to hold the bar so I'm trying to stop them for a while.

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