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Posted 3/19/14

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DudeItsMark wrote:
I've always wanted to try getting into calisthenics. Only problem is I'm way too heavy to perform any of the movements. How do you even get started with calisthenics?


Good question. Since I've been doing them since I was a child, I don't really know what it's like to be unable to do them. I'm 5'11", 140 lbs, so I'm definitely a lot lighter. Soccer, tennis, and fencing are the sports I play. I used to be on a swim team when I was very young, but I never really liked getting wet. Maybe those kinds of sports help. My understanding is that you notice improvement very quickly, even if you can only do a few pull-ups or squats to start with.


So I guess I need to start shedding some weight off then haha. I probably won't start losing weight until I'm older because I'm playing university football. So I just need to start doing some pull-ups and work my way up from there?
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I don't do any heavy workouts, but I do go to the gym regularly and go for a jog in the mornings on weekdays
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Posted 3/19/14

DudeItsMark wrote:
So I guess I need to start shedding some weight off then haha. I probably won't start losing weight until I'm older because I'm playing university football. So I just need to start doing some pull-ups and work my way up from there?


What position do you play in football?

If you do pull-ups correctly, it will strengthen your back a lot. You'll need to do crunches, squats, and other exercises to keep your muscles balanced, or you will get a poor posture.

I would say start with crunches, squats, jumping jacks, lunges. I'm just saying that because usually the lower body needs more attention with weight-lifting.

I don't know what kind of work-out coaching you get if you're on a football team, but I would think you want to do some calisthenics. It should make you quicker and harder to injure, which makes you a lot better on the line especially.
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Posted 3/19/14

Kavalion wrote:


DudeItsMark wrote:
So I guess I need to start shedding some weight off then haha. I probably won't start losing weight until I'm older because I'm playing university football. So I just need to start doing some pull-ups and work my way up from there?


What position do you play in football?

If you do pull-ups correctly, it will strengthen your back a lot. You'll need to do crunches, squats, and other exercises to keep your muscles balanced, or you will get a poor posture.

I would say start with crunches, squats, jumping jacks, lunges. I'm just saying that because usually the lower body needs more attention with weight-lifting.

I don't know what kind of work-out coaching you get if you're on a football team, but I would think you want to do some calisthenics. It should make you quicker and harder to injure, which makes you a lot better on the line especially.


I'm an offensive lineman so I'm a pretty big guy. Around 6'3" 290 lbs. As for workouts on a football team, we don't do calisthenics. We mainly just do weightlifting and oly lifts.
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DudeItsMark wrote:
I'm an offensive lineman so I'm a pretty big guy. Around 6'3" 290 lbs. As for workouts on a football team, we don't do calisthenics. We mainly just do weightlifting and oly lifts.


Same as my cousin. The way I was told, there's strength and then there's how quickly the muscles can apply that strength. It's rare to actually be stronger than an offensive lineman, so the idea is to exploit the delay it takes for the muscles to apply their full force. I almost exclusively do this, since it's pretty much the only thing that's important for a sport like fencing - it's not like the sword actually needs to go through them, it just needs to make contact quickly. Clap push-ups are about the most intense thing I actually bother with, though.

I'm not sure if they teach that or if it's something they wait on till university. I mean, just having the power is more important initially.
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I do a 5 day split

Heavy lower
Heavy upper
rest
Legs
Push
Pull
Rest

Current PR's at 176
OHP:225
Bench:300
Squat:385
Deadlift:455
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Yea buddy! Lightweight baby!

I like watching my animes before I work out, especially if there's an epic fight coming. Gets me pumped up to smash some PRs! Started working out when I was 22. I didn't know jack shit. It's been 2 years and I have a better understanding of what I'm doing now. I started working out bc I was tired of being so damn skinny. I want to get as big and strong as possible. I plan on competing in powerlifting later on this year if progress keeps going. Have never maxed out but my recent PRs:

Stats: 6'00" and 205 pounds.
Paused Bench: 270 x 2
Squat: 335 x 5
Deadlift: 425 x 5
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lazylefty174 wrote:

Yea buddy! Lightweight baby!

I like watching my animes before I work out, especially if there's an epic fight coming. Gets me pumped up to smash some PRs! Started working out when I was 22. I didn't know jack shit. It's been 2 years and I have a better understanding of what I'm doing now. I started working out bc I was tired of being so damn skinny. I want to get as big and strong as possible. I plan on competing in powerlifting later on this year if progress keeps going. Have never maxed out but my recent PRs:

Stats: 6'00" and 205 pounds.
Paused Bench: 270 x 2
Squat: 335 x 5
Deadlift: 425 x 5


Strong numbers bro. Hahaha same for me when I started. Curls for girls hahaha, but I started lifting seriously after I graduated highschool, that's when my PRs shot up like crazy. I'm naturally big and thick, but I never really used my body due to a heart condition I used to have until I entered highschool. I'm still a young guy making, and as the Hodgetwins say it, allll kiiinds of gaaaiiinnssss.
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I don't have a PR but I typically workout a lot. I run, I swim, I practice judo, parkour, and yoga. I sometimes mix those things together for a more interesting workout just can't keep myself in a gym; I like the outside.
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Posted 3/19/14

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I don't have a PR but I typically workout a lot. I run, I swim, I practice judo, parkour, and yoga. I sometimes mix those things together for a more interesting workout just can't keep myself in a gym; I like the outside.


You can always bring the weights outside hahaha. I tried parkour once because a friend of mine did it. Didn't really succeed in it hahaha.
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Posted 3/19/14

DudeItsMark wrote:


Ajcool33 wrote:

PR's:
Clean: 265
Bench:275
Jerk: 295
Squat: 450


I been cutting lately so I haven't been maxing out. I was about 205, then finally got down to 190. With 9% body fat I really hope I can squeeze down to 180. trying to get ALL KINDS OF GAINS. But to answer your question I just got home from running and light work out to and watched Yowapeda


Nice PRs. I should really try oly lifts. Unlike you, I'm a pretty big guy lol, 6'3" and 290 lbs. I need to keep all this weight on for football season. When did you start lifting in general?


Freshman Year, I kind of regret it because I played around and didn't get serious till the end. At the end of my senior year I was 6ft 215 pounds outside linebacker. Wrestling season came and I cut to 185. Then for Track 180 because i did shotputt and disco throw, but i also ran the 400 and the 4x4.
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My numbers are fairly average. Nothing impressive. You're a strong dude yourself. Haha. Yea I think most of us started lifting for the females. Now though I do it to push my limits and see how far I can get. Yea be careful with that heart condition. I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart myself but doctors said I shouldn't have any problems. Yea you're definitely in the right age to be making all kiiiiiiinds of gaiiiiiinzz. Keep pushing and making them gainzz! I love the Hodge Twins. They're hilarious. That was the first Youtube channel I watched when I started working out 2 years ago. If I'm not on CR then I'm on Youtube catching up on my fitness channels.
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lazylefty174 wrote:

My numbers are fairly average. Nothing impressive. You're a strong dude yourself. Haha. Yea I think most of us started lifting for the females. Now though I do it to push my limits and see how far I can get. Yea be careful with that heart condition. I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart myself but doctors said I shouldn't have any problems. Yea you're definitely in the right age to be making all kiiiiiiinds of gaiiiiiinzz. Keep pushing and making them gainzz! I love the Hodge Twins. They're hilarious. That was the first Youtube channel I watched when I started working out 2 years ago. If I'm not on CR then I'm on Youtube catching up on my fitness channels.


I don't have the heart condition anymore haha, I used to have SVT (Supra Ventricular Tachycardia). To summarize what SVT is, if I get to physical or excited, my heart rate goes through the roof and I get cold sweat, I get super weak and my vision goes blurry. I got it fixed when I just entered highschool, just in time for football haha. The Hodgetwins are too funny, they never fail to make me laugh haha, I watch a lot of fitness channels, but the Hodgetwins is one of the main ones I check on a daily basis.
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Posted 3/20/14

DudeItsMark wrote:


deblaccstar wrote:

I don't have a PR but I typically workout a lot. I run, I swim, I practice judo, parkour, and yoga. I sometimes mix those things together for a more interesting workout just can't keep myself in a gym; I like the outside.


You can always bring the weights outside hahaha. I tried parkour once because a friend of mine did it. Didn't really succeed in it hahaha.


I never thought to try that and might take your advice someday but anyway, at least you tried parkour. That's so much better than a lot of people I know.
Posted 3/20/14
I started going to the gym recently but DAMN I'm a NOOB. I need to learn many things .I can tell I'm doing many exercises wrong or not correctly.but I get that because Its still just the beginning and I plan on keeping it up.
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