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Gym Rats?

So I found out that pilates alone doesn't burn fat, I need to do cardio as well. Started doing about 5 minutes of somewhat intense cardio before I eat. I hope this is sufficient. I can't go very long due to asthma.

Teddy Rosevelt had asthma and he took up every sport possible to prevent flare ups and help fight the problem. I recommend having a fast acting inhaler while you start your workout but after a month or so you should notice a difference. I battle asthma also so I must run for a few weeks ahead of starting a weightlifting program so my body can actually work long enough to build muscle.
 
Not really into the whole fitness/exercise thing, but I would kinda like to start eating better and whatnot. I'm starting by cutting soda out of my diet and only having it when I go out somewhere. Been drinking more tea, water, and lemonade lately, and I'm going to try making my own flavored water this summer. ;3 I might try and pick up some more fitness-y stuff when I transfer to my new school in the fall since there's a gym on campus (and my tuition pays for it lol), so I might try and do some more Zumba stuff if it fits in my schedule. That's probably the only fitness-y thing I've really enjoyed; I took it for my PE elective credit at community college in the summer of 2013, and I really enjoyed it.

I prefer going to the gym with friends, and I don't really have anyone I'm super close with that would be interested in doing that with me, plus gym memberships are expensive, haha. I'd rather just do stuff on my own time, walk farther to get to places since it's getting close to summer now and therefore it's warmer outside, so I don't have to wear a hundred layers to stay warm.

Just sharing my knowledge not insisting you change anything. Tea also has a natural caffeine that robs your red blood cells of oxygen close to the same as soda and coffee. But tea is a lot less potent so it is a trend in the right direction.
 

Peter Quill

star-lord
Hey man I'm definitely into the lifting lifestyle! :) Been working from scratch (Couldn't do a squat, can now do 200+ lbs), but I've taken a month off because I moved countries. My lower back is sore like all of the time so that's been deterring me too. Any tips on healing the lower back? Would like to get back to doing deadlifts but not gonna push it with my back as it is.
 
I don't work out so the thread question "do you even lift" is a nah but it's funny because i know people who lift but have less muscle than me.
 

Diz~

Combat Specialist
Hey man I'm definitely into the lifting lifestyle! :) Been working from scratch (Couldn't do a squat, can now do 200+ lbs), but I've taken a month off because I moved countries. My lower back is sore like all of the time so that's been deterring me too. Any tips on healing the lower back? Would like to get back to doing deadlifts but not gonna push it with my back as it is.

Massage. Definitely a massage. Or if you in some country that do a lil bit of boom boom, you might wanna go to a boom boom massage parlor. But if you're too cheap for that, I suggest laying down and do absolutely nothing for like 3 days straight and drink monsters.
 

Torpoleon

Well-Known Member
I love working out! I have been going to the gym 5 days a week since July 2014. It's really great. Met a lot of great people and I've learned so much. Working out has changed me for the better!
 
Hey man I'm definitely into the lifting lifestyle! :) Been working from scratch (Couldn't do a squat, can now do 200+ lbs), but I've taken a month off because I moved countries. My lower back is sore like all of the time so that's been deterring me too. Any tips on healing the lower back? Would like to get back to doing deadlifts but not gonna push it with my back as it is.

Yes. Wht I'm thinking since you have been lifting a while your lower back has started to tighten and causing pressure. The best way to relieve your lower back pain is to workout your abs and do ab excersices. If you look at a mirror with your body turned 90 degrees your lower back will be straight up and down while your lower abs are not near as tight. My suggestion is to start with leg lifts and target your lower abs. Your upper abs will take over if you start with regular sit ups. You can also do weighted leg lifts if you have the proper machine. It's important you target that area for a few weeks then as you put the whole ab motion together your upper abs will not steal all the workload.

Also standing good mornings and supermans are excersices to target your lower back muscles. :)
 

Mister_SGG

Well-Known Member
I don't want to come off as the "i'm so buff and healthy look at me" guy, but I run and workout routinely so yeah
 

TheGOAT

Mac-Daddy
Used to workout apt during football and baseball season in high school, but my senior year had to stop sports to focus on a job to pay for my truck. Gained some weight and it's had some mental effects on me :/ Gonna start lifting A lot more when I go off to college, as they have a free fitness room that's pretty close to my dorm.
 

Silvijo

Well-Known Member
I work out, say 4 times a week. I started 3 years ago, but I had a one year break and started again a few weeks ago because of my blood pressure.
 
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