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Jul 9, 2012
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Hi Smalls. I think we may have met... I want to look like Brad Pitt in fight club.

Can you make this happen?
 

nufc_jay

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Good old Sussex by the sea
*laughing face

How's tough mudder training going? I'm glad I didn't pay the £80 fee when the idea was fresh I'll be honest.
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Training very much went on the back burner, I tore my rotator cuff just before Christmas and I've literally only just been able to do pressups :lol: There's no way I'd have got in good enough shape for that! Sounds like you wisely saved the money!
 
Jul 9, 2012
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Training very much went on the back burner, I tore my rotator cuff just before Christmas and I've literally only just been able to do pressups :lol: There's no way I'd have got in good enough shape for that! Sounds like you wisely saved the money!
It was a joke really. Trying to get Grundy buff, continuing to be one hell of football player and then trying to get the endurance of a long distance runner and doing all them gay cicuits it recommneded whilst holding down a full time job.

I would have either had to quit work or quit sleeping. Plus I had to find time to go out twice a week, it was never gunna happen.
 
Jun 7, 2012
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Leg day today, felt a bit of a twinge in my right knee after fitba on sunday so i'm going to go light at first see if it's okay and if it is i'm going for 145 kg 5x5 on squats. [MENTION=169]Post Box[/MENTION] it doesn't take that much time to exercise. Just do 15 minutes a day of sprints, push ups, air squats, planks and pull ups. Eat right and you'll get changes.
 
Jun 2, 2012
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I need a good home chest and/or back workout really, I have no gym equipment at home but won't be able to get to a gym this summer possibly as I'll be all over the joint, anyone got any ideas? At the minute I do some different variants on press ups to do a bit of chest but if there's something more efficient I'd love to know
 
Jul 9, 2012
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I need a good home chest and/or back workout really, I have no gym equipment at home but won't be able to get to a gym this summer possibly as I'll be all over the joint, anyone got any ideas? At the minute I do some different variants on press ups to do a bit of chest but if there's something more efficient I'd love to know
I do 50 one armed push ups with my left, then the same with my right to warm up.

Now the tricky bit, you may get this wrong a few times but work technique and you'll get it down. I do 3 x 15,12,10 of no handed push ups.

You can feel it really pinching your chest as you do them.
 
Jun 3, 2012
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I do 50 one armed push ups with my left, then the same with my right to warm up.

Now the tricky bit, you may get this wrong a few times but work technique and you'll get it down. I do 3 x 15,12,10 of no handed push ups.

You can feel it really pinching your chest as you do them.
15, I struggle doing 3 of them
 
Jun 2, 2012
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I do 50 one armed push ups with my left, then the same with my right to warm up.

Now the tricky bit, you may get this wrong a few times but work technique and you'll get it down. I do 3 x 15,12,10 of no handed push ups.

You can feel it really pinching your chest as you do them.
:lol:
 

Chacal

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Jul 26, 2012
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Since I quit boxing a few months back I've put on the tiniest bit of fat. I'm still a skinny cunt (10 stone and 6 foot) though. I don't want to be massive but I'd quite like to work on a sort of lean/muscular look. Gym's aren't easy for me to get to and I have some weights at home. I just need a beginners basic programme to follow really. Just generally something that'll help me put on muscle on my arms, chest, back, abs and legs. Really nothing specific. Thoughts, [MENTION=44]MrSmall[/MENTION]s?
 
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I need a good home chest and/or back workout really, I have no gym equipment at home but won't be able to get to a gym this summer possibly as I'll be all over the joint, anyone got any ideas? At the minute I do some different variants on press ups to do a bit of chest but if there's something more efficient I'd love to know
Buy a doorway pullup bar and do 30 reps a day, when you can do that in sets of 8-10 reps, up the total to 40 and then 50. Then start increasing reps per set again. For chest, build up to doing 100 pushups a day. Then when you can do that, change the reps per set to 30-40+, and then increase the total reps to 2-300. You can also replace pushups with pushups with elevated feet, clap pushups, that sort of thing. But I don't really think you are after maximum strength, just some activity?

Since I quit boxing a few months back I've put on the tiniest bit of fat. I'm still a skinny cunt (10 stone and 6 foot) though. I don't want to be massive but I'd quite like to work on a sort of lean/muscular look. Gym's aren't easy for me to get to and I have some weights at home. I just need a beginners basic programme to follow really. Just generally something that'll help me put on muscle on my arms, chest, back, abs and legs. Really nothing specific. Thoughts, [MENTION=44]MrSmall[/MENTION]s?
To get a lean muscular look you need to build some muscle. to get "massive" will take DECADES of dedicated work. It won't happen overnight or even after a year you might not have a huge difference. But to get looking muscular and lean, the principles are the same. Eat right, and stick to compound movements, which involve a lot of different muscles. It's tough without a gym to increase the resistance to get your body improving, but you can do a lot worse than do some bodyweight squats, jumps, pullups, pushups, handstand pushups, and their variations for a good amount of reps each day. You can also make something like a medicine ball very cheaply. A pullup bar is your best bet to start off with, arms, back and core will be hit well with a healthy diet of pullups.
 
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Chacal

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Buy a doorway pullup bar and do 30 reps a day, when you can do that in sets of 8-10 reps, up the total to 40 and then 50. Then start increasing reps per set again. For chest, build up to doing 100 pushups a day. Then when you can do that, change the reps per set to 30-40+, and then increase the total reps to 2-300. You can also replace pushups with pushups with elevated feet, clap pushups, that sort of thing. But I don't really think you are after maximum strength, just some activity?



To get a lean muscular look you need to build some muscle. to get "massive" will take DECADES of dedicated work. It won't happen overnight or even after a year you might not have a huge difference. But to get looking muscular and lean, the principles are the same. Eat right, and stick to compound movements, which involve a lot of different muscles. It's tough without a gym to increase the resistance to get your body improving, but you can do a lot worse than do some bodyweight squats, jumps, pullups, pushups, handstand pushups, and their variations for a good amount of reps each day. You can also make something like a medicine ball very cheaply. A pullup bar is your best bet to start off with, arms, back and core will be hit well with a healthy diet of pullups.
I have a medicine ball I stole from a gym a while back. What exercises would you recommend with it?
 

Chacal

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Also, from September on I will be living next door to a gym with unlimited access so should I use these 4 months just working on building up how many reps I can do on callisthenic exercises for all muscle groups?