Dude, yeah, I love your power clean progress. I think you've got a lot more in you too.
Joining the gym again on Monday after a few months out. Previously I used this split workout:
But apparently full body workouts are the way to go? Should I pick one of those routines out from the OP then?
I agree. The foundation building routines are the way to go. Even though I lifted before, after all my shit happened and I lost weight I returned with the basics. Didn't take long for my strength to snap back so I could get back to my normal routine but it was worth it, IMO.Just my personal opinion, but I think brosplits should be kept for when you already have a good foundation from full body stuff. May people start them and lack the overall underlying strength to make good progress.
Nice!Had pre-workout for the first time in five months today. I like to cycle on and off with it. And man, I noticed the difference. Got a great workout, wasn't gassed half way through, and felt stronger overall.
Thanks, Bum. I definitely don't have 185lbs in me, which I tried after while doing clean pulls. One month or less to 175!
I've decided I'm ready to start my Instagram "modeling" career, feel free to give me a follow. (Link available if you quote). I want to follow you guys too, so I'd be interested in any links from FitGAF. Just don't mention GAF on my vids lest I go into crisis mode.
Today was my first day ever at the gym. My arms and legs feel like jello. I didn't know a single thing about any exercise or what any of those machines did, but a colleague of mine who has been working out for a while taught me the ropes and gave me a schedule for a week, which pretty much involves full body training for 5 days. Anyway, yay, finally got into a gym!
I personally don't cycle but I also don't use a store bought pre and don't change caffeine dosing. A lot of peeps fall in the trap where they aren't "feeling" the jolt from caffeine so they take more and more over time. I just keep it the same daily. 1 cup of coffee takes me through a full day of work and either another cup as a pre or a caffeine pill and that's it. Beta Al, Creatine and I recently started Citrulline Malate and I'm good.
I agree. The foundation building routines are the way to go. Even though I lifted before, after all my shit happened and I lost weight I returned with the basics. Didn't take long for my strength to snap back so I could get back to my normal routine but it was worth it, IMO.
Install day. Going to be a long one. 6g Beta Alanine got me like:
800+ is crazy man. I try to stay under 2-300 max, otherwise I have a huge crash in the afternoon/evening.
Didn't want to clutter the new thread. I was trying to take a pic of my arm veins that are finally coming back (I freakin love them for some reason, unlike my wife) but it unintentionally turned into what seems like a symbol for fit dads. Spiderman, hello kitty, and Thomas say hi lol
new to fitness gaf here but i had a question about meal timing
i lifted regularly for 2 years on a set schedule and id always eat lighter during the day, workout hard in afternoon, then eat fuller post workout with possibly even a protein shake
ive know been working 830-530 fulltime and have been struggling to find a good routine for lifting/eating.
i get home around 630 and im usually pretty tired to rush straight to the gym to workout, as the last meal i had was around 12-1 and im by now hungry. id normally go workout 7-8 or 7-830 and have a late meal post workout because im so used to things this way
im thinking of trying to come home after work, have a nice meal, rest up a bit
and then hit the gym hard around 8-830pm, and then just have a protein shake post workout.
i think this will help with energy in the gym cause i have been feeling very lethargic doing it the other way and often times just wanting to cut it early to go home so i dont eat dinner to late, etc
i dont know too much about the importance of meal timing but does anyone do anything similar to this?
2 x scoop of protein,
3 x scoop of oats
40g peanut butter
1 x banana
15g coconut oil
Next time I'm going to swap some of the milk for icecream or something.
I'm supposed to squat today according to my program, but my legs are still sore from squatting 3 days ago. Should I still work out, or wait longer for them to recover?
So been going to the gym for about 3 weeks now, and though of course I've not seen drastic change in terms of my weight/muscle yet, I feel really really good. Post-workout endorphins are definitely a thing.
Trying to get up super early and go before work next week.