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I could link you to some experts who help get does gsins,its all free before then i was completely lost.plus thete extremely funny too,have you hearf of the hodgetwins before.


No don't think I have heard of them before. I'm not really looking to make super fast gains as I don't want to train too much so I can maintain the training more easily, but I wouldn't mind taking a look at the stuff they suggest.
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Well, I hope you get to your goals and that you get a lot stronger! Good luck.


thanks
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I can do about 300lbs on a good day. I did martial arts a long time ago and I work in a bakery where sometimes I am hauling around stacks of iron pans for hours at a time. Though I weigh around 240, and it's a point of pride to be able to do at least my body weight.
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I can do about 300lbs on a good day. I did martial arts a long time ago and I work in a bakery where sometimes I am hauling around stacks of iron pans for hours at a time. Though I weigh around 240, and it's a point of pride to be able to do at least my body weight.


That is awesome! It sounds like some of the typical farmer boys. In Alabama (probably a lot of locations elsewhere too), we call it redneck strength. Like seriously, we'll have random kids who worked on farms all their lives come in and out-bench a lot of people. Worst part is, they've never touched weights in their lives. This one dude worked for his dad by lifting barrel-like iron pipes over and over again, and I swear he could bench a T-Rex and squat an apartment.
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=99TxHwQG1Jk u dont need work hard for gains just go at ur on paste and u will get gains just check there vids out.
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Can bench 1 time 275.
Can Squat 460 pnds last time I measured myself at the gym.

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65 septillion attograms. BOO YAH! Benching anyway.
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Gyava That is awesome! It sounds like some of the typical farmer boys. In Alabama (probably a lot of locations elsewhere too), we call it redneck strength. Like seriously, we'll have random kids who worked on farms all their lives come in and out-bench a lot of people. Worst part is, they've never touched weights in their lives. This one dude worked for his dad by lifting barrel-like iron pipes over and over again, and I swear he could bench a T-Rex and squat an apartment.


A friend of mine calls it Baker Power when we go to the gym. But yeah, that sounds about right though I imagine aside from the application of brute force, those farm boys would have me beat in a lot of other ways. I guess the only other thing I am good at is walking forever, though I don't think I can walk up a mountain anymore like I used to be able to.

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Have you heard of HIIT training? It stands for high intensity interval training. Its the best type of exercise routine to do if your looking to loose weight while still preserving and packing on muscle. I lost 75 pounds of fat and gained about 20 pounds of muscle doing it off and on for about 2 years now. There are many different workouts that can be turned into a HIIT workout and all the fitness gurus swear by it. You should definitely read up on it. And don't forget your diet! When loosing weight its about 70% what you eat 25% how you workout and 5% how you rest your body. Good Luck!
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Have you heard of HIIT training? It stands for high intensity interval training. Its the best type of exercise routine to do if your looking to loose weight while still preserving and packing on muscle. I lost 75 pounds of fat and gained about 20 pounds of muscle doing it off and on for about 2 years now. There are many different workouts that can be turned into a HIIT workout and all the fitness gurus swear by it. You should definitely read up on it. And don't forget your diet! When loosing weight its about 70% what you eat 25% how you workout and 5% how you rest your body. Good Luck!


I thought I was going to die my first day of HIIT. Make sure you don't rush into it though. If you're a big guy and you suddenly start sprinting the life out of yourself, you'll develop shin splints and go through one long wait of hell.
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I don't know what you consider what is "heavy" because that is a matter of opinion. I believe 290lbs. is heavy and that is my "max"(also your max should not be only 1 lift; it should be 2-3.) The bench press I started working with 110lbs because I was comfortable (didn't sting or make my hands shake) with the amount of weight. For bicep curls I started with 20lbs and now I'm at 45lbs. For dead lifts I do 180lbs (I suck at dead lift), I started on 80lbs. For Shoulder press I have a hard time because my shoulder are weak but i do 220 I started with 120.


P.s. I'm 15. My weight is 220(doctor says mostly muscle but I think I'm fat.) I'm 6 foot 3inches.
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KrimsonGray wrote:

I can do about 300lbs on a good day. I did martial arts a long time ago and I work in a bakery where sometimes I am hauling around stacks of iron pans for hours at a time. Though I weigh around 240, and it's a point of pride to be able to do at least my body weight.


That is awesome! It sounds like some of the typical farmer boys. In Alabama (probably a lot of locations elsewhere too), we call it redneck strength. Like seriously, we'll have random kids who worked on farms all their lives come in and out-bench a lot of people. Worst part is, they've never touched weights in their lives. This one dude worked for his dad by lifting barrel-like iron pipes over and over again, and I swear he could bench a T-Rex and squat an apartment.


I have met people like that too. The reason they can do that is the same reason plyometric exercises are gaining popularity. People who have continuously worked a muscle group every day for a long period of time will naturally get more out of that muscle group than most because the nerve groups that control those muscles are much more developed than the average bear. Whenever you first start a workout your not just warming up your muscles, your also warming up the nerves that control those muscles as we don't use much of them throughout the day doing normal activities. People with "redneck strength"(the term is used all the way up here in Ohio too) have essentially maximized those nerve groups which in turn makes it easier for them to lift heavy objects, without having a huge amount of muscle all over the place.
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KrimsonGray wrote:

I can do about 300lbs on a good day. I did martial arts a long time ago and I work in a bakery where sometimes I am hauling around stacks of iron pans for hours at a time. Though I weigh around 240, and it's a point of pride to be able to do at least my body weight.


Do you realize you got me thinking about fresh bread and now I am going to have to make a loaf of rye bread. Barring that go to my local bakery. That makes things to die for. I love bakeries they smell and taste delicious.
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I have dead-lifted 450 pounds. Haven't done bench in a while so I'm unsure.
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AnimeKami wrote:

you tone more if you use light weights with longer sets


"Muscle tone", as most people think of it, doesn't technically exist (muscle tone is a real term but it refers to the rate of nerve impulses, not aesthetics). What most people actually mean when they say "tone" is muscle definition, which is just a combined effect that comes from how much fat is covering the muscles and, to a lesser degree, how big the muscles are. The muscle tissue itself never becomes more defined or harder, it just gets bigger.


Where the main topic is concerned: I've lifted for about a year and a half but suffered a rotator cuff injury (unrelated to lifting; I don't use bad form in my routine), so I got set back to square one up until about four months ago. Presently I can dumbbell press about 220 lbs max and curl 120. I'm not sure about any other maximums, but I can do around 12 proper crunches with 35 pounds held behind my head, and I currently do sets of 8-12 skullcrushers with 110 lbs.
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