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#1 11 years ago

OK, several people have been saying that it would be a good idea if we had a thread dedicated to fitness advice etc and I'm more than willing to give quality advice to people who are interested.

Just a background on myself:

Age - 18 Job - Personal Trainer Weight - 230lbs (104kg) Height - 5,10" Time Bodybuilding - 3 years

I'm more into bodybuilding than just working for a beach body as I like being big but seeing as I'm a personal trainer and I've had experience I can help with any fitness questions you may have so feel free to ask anything :)

HK




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#2 11 years ago

I am 5,7 and 140lbs. I work at a warehouse were i load anywhere from 700-1000 packages of varying wieghts in a span of 3.5 to 4 hours. I have lost 20 pounds since i started working their last November. Anything that you would reccomend without going to a gym to often? I do a large amount of physical work at my job, do you know of any effective protein shakes or such.




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#3 11 years ago

I could use some tips how to improve back, chest and stomach-muscles, preferably with exercises which I can do at home.

Thanks :)




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#4 11 years ago
Artie Bucco;3304692I am 5,7 and 140lbs. I work at a warehouse were i load anywhere from 700-1000 packages of varying wieghts in a span of 3.5 to 4 hours. I have lost 20 pounds since i started working their last November. Anything that you would reccomend without going to a gym to often? I do a large amount of physical work at my job, do you know of any effective protein shakes or such.

What are your goals though? At 140lbs I wouldn't think you'd need to lose any more weight so I'm guessing you're wanting to get bigger?

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#5 11 years ago

MrFancypants;3304698I could use some tips how to improve back, chest and stomach-muscles, preferably with exercises which I can do at home.

Thanks :)

Just wondering, when you say 'at home' do you mean that you don't have any weights at all and want to do body weight exercises or that you HAVE weights but don't want to go to a gym?

Anyway...

Abs (Stomach Muscles) - http://www.gamingforums.com/showpost.php?p=3298479&postcount=4621

Chest - For chest do pushups but keep your arms out wide so that you feel a stretch in your chest as shown below:

pushups.gif

^^ Do 10 of these and do it 3 times. So what I mean is do 10, then take a 2 minute rest, do another 10, then take another rest and then do a final 10. If they start to become easy then wear a backpack filled with books or something on your back to make it harder.

Back - To improve your back you need weights really but there are a few ways to improve your back without using weights. One of these ways is Pullups. Pullups are when you grab onto a bar above your head and then pull yourself up, with your palms facing away from you (palms facing towards you are called chinups which are not as good for developing the back)

These are pullups:

pht-pull-ups.jpg

^^ With these, do 3 sets of 6, meaning do 6 reps then take a 2 minute rest, then another 6, then another rest, then a final 6. As with chest, if these seem to get too easy then you can add weight by wearing a backpack filled with books or something heavy.

Hope this helps

HK




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#6 11 years ago

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#7 11 years ago
Vanchatron;3304938Just wondering, when you say 'at home' do you mean that you don't have any weights at all and want to do body weight exercises or that you HAVE weights but don't want to go to a gym?

I have weights, but only very small ones, so I doubt they'd help much. I'd like to avoid gyms as they are rather expensive and require learning-courses for which I don't really have the time right now :)

Anyway...

Abs (Stomach Muscles) - http://www.gamingforums.com/showpost.php?p=3298479&postcount=4621

Chest - For chest do pushups but keep your arms out wide so that you feel a stretch in your chest as shown below: pushups.gif

^^ Do 10 of these and do it 3 times. So what I mean is do 10, then take a 2 minute rest, do another 10, then take another rest and then do a final 10. If they start to become easy then wear a backpack filled with books or something on your back to make it harder.

Interesting, I always thought pushups are more for your arms. I'll try that out.

Back - To improve your back you need weights really but there are a few ways to improve your back without using weights. One of these ways is Pullups. Pullups are when you grab onto a bar above your head and then pull yourself up, with your palms facing away from you (palms facing towards you are called chinups which are not as good for developing the back)

These are pullups:

pht-pull-ups.jpg

^^ With these, do 3 sets of 6, meaning do 6 reps then take a 2 minute rest, then another 6, then another rest, then a final 6. As with chest, if these seem to get too easy then you can add weight by wearing a backpack filled with books or something heavy.

Hope this helps

HK

Well, I don't have any bars in my flat I could use for this, but maybe I can improvise on this somehow.

Thanks for the help!




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#8 11 years ago

A window sill can do the job for the pullups to. Or simply the edge of a wall or something.




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#9 11 years ago
Nostradamouse;3305087A window sill can do the job for the pullups to. Or simply the edge of a wall or something.

My flat really isn't suited for pullups. The only things I could use for that would collapse under my weight.




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#10 11 years ago

Put up a bar, I'm sure you can get a genuine "pull up bar" at any fitness store.