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post #91 of 695 (permalink) Old 10-02-2016, 04:56 PM
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I've been in the competitive bodybuilding scene since I was 18 and am now 42 years old. It's become a lifestyle for me and no of no other way to live. I work rotating 12-hour shifts and they can be hard on one's body. If it weren't for working out and eating healthy, I'm sure I would look and feel older than I am. Thank goodness I'm almost done with this career and can get a pension soon. I work with many who don't exercise and it definitely shows. Sad.
Anyway, for those of you who are into weight training, here's my split:

Monday: Shoulders, triceps, abs
Tuesday: Back
Wednesday: Cardio
Thursday: Chest, biceps, abs
Friday: Cardio
Saturday: Legs
Sunday: Rest or cardio

Here's my profile on bodybuilding.com: Naturally Huge's BodySpace - Bodybuilding.com

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Thanks - I will definitely be taking you up on the offer.

For starters, i have two 6kg kettlebells, 1 10kg kettlebell, my own bodyweight and an exercise bench. Reckon I can create some sort of workout to match your plan with these basic bits of kit?

PS i am getting a weight bench, bar and dumbells around xmas but right now getting more gear isn't really feasible.

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Another 25 miles cycling today. I feel I was run over by an SUV and then some... Headwind is a BAD thing...
lol yea, it is

Do you have hills where you live, or is it relatively flat?

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No hills but between subdivision or road drainage elevation changes and trail overpasses it gets tiresome, esp with stoopid hybrid bike gearing. The trail has a couple segments that Strava refuses to keep track of (too much downhill) where you can easily do 20-25mph but on the way back... Ouch. The main trail has a gentle slope, downhill on the way in, uphill on the way back.

That's why I want a Catrike - fully customizable down to gearing and weighs as much as my hybrid.
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I have a question, what do you think about protein supps? My fiance thinks they're a waste of money, and that whole foods are better, which I totally agree with the latter part, but don't think they're a waste of money really because if I have nothing prepared, it makes for something quick to have before or after a workout.
There's a place for protein supplements. Yes, whole foods are better whether you are dieting or gaining muscle. Food is the most anabolic thing you can put in your body even more so than steroids. I personally use whey and casein protein, but just for a couple meals per day. It's more for convenience than anything. Sometimes it's difficult to get in 5 or 6 whole-food meals and replacing a couple of those with protein is easier. I'll mix two scoops of whey protein with 1 cup quick oats in a shaker cup, let it sit for about 20 mintues, then drink and chew. It's a quick, healthy meal with protein and good carbs. I'll use the casein protein before bed since it's a slow-digesting protein and provides amino acids while sleeping. There's a time and place for protein powder, just don't overdo it.
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There's a place for protein supplements. Yes, whole foods are better whether you are dieting or gaining muscle. Food is the most anabolic thing you can put in your body even more so than steroids. I personally use whey and casein protein, but just for a couple meals per day. It's more for convenience than anything. Sometimes it's difficult to get in 5 or 6 whole-food meals and replacing a couple of those with protein is easier. I'll mix two scoops of whey protein with 1 cup quick oats in a shaker cup, let it sit for about 20 mintues, then drink and chew. It's a quick, healthy meal with protein and good carbs. I'll use the casein protein before bed since it's a slow-digesting protein and provides amino acids while sleeping. There's a time and place for protein powder, just don't overdo it.
TY for this! I tend to use the protein powder for when I just haven't anything prepared.

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Majorly bummed, have pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen and struggling with a sore back bc of it. Am still going to the PT tonight though.

Great advice on the protein pwd AM74
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I read this thread every day but never post. I feel like an idiot because man, you guys are BADAZZ WARRIORS. My goodness. My hat is tipped to all of you. So hardcore!
Definitely make sure you post h ere. This thread was not intended for only "badazzes" (the only person I consider a badass is a vegan who eats meat ), but for everyone of every level to share their experiences and help motivate each other.
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I have a question, what do you think about protein supps? My fiance thinks they're a waste of money, and that whole foods are better, which I totally agree with the latter part, but don't think they're a waste of money really because if I have nothing prepared, it makes for something quick to have before or after a workout.
I have about 3 protein shakes a day Unfortunately combining my work schedule and being a picky eater, protein shakes help a lot. They are in no way a waste of money as your fiance thinks, but yes, whole food is better (not necessarily always, but in most cases).
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Got my usual squat workout in on Saturday even though I was under the weather with a cold. Sure enough, my legs feel like they haven't been worked out in months (walking around like an old man), so had to skip today's squat workout. Hopefully a few more days and this cold passes by, so I will be back to normal (whatever that is, who knows???).
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I have about 3 protein shakes a day Unfortunately combining my work schedule and being a picky eater, protein shakes help a lot. They are in no way a waste of money as your fiance thinks, but yes, whole food is better (not necessarily always, but in most cases).
I agree with you, lol He is pretty anal about preparing meals for the week, Idk..I know I should do this, but it's hard to think in advance, will I want to eat this 5 days from now?


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Majorly bummed, have pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen and struggling with a sore back bc of it. Am still going to the PT tonight though.

Great advice on the protein pwd AM74
Ugh that sucks, hope it's nothing that will last long.

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I agree with you, lol He is pretty anal about preparing meals for the week, Idk..I know I should do this, but it's hard to think in advance, will I want to eat this 5 days from now?
I have a tub of protein I keep in my office at work. If I get hungry I will make myself a shake in between meals. This is a much better alternative then snacking on candies, pretzels, etc...

Likewise, I get home from work late, so it is much easier to have a shake for dinner and still have time to spend with the family.

Every once in a while I will order food from those meal prep services

This is the shake my W likes to use b/c she rather avoid artificial sweeteners (as opposed to me, I see Bring It on!!!):

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I agree with you, lol He is pretty anal about preparing meals for the week, Idk..I know I should do this, but it's hard to think in advance, will I want to eat this 5 days from now?
pre preparing meals is a great habit to get into. For me it is about making sure I have good choices available otherwise I am more prone to eating crappy food. I cook in large batches and freeze meals for lunches, vege and tofu curries with rice noodles etc.
Most weekends I make a big batch of chia seed pudding and freeze enough for the weeks brekky's. For a reasonably unorganised person like me, this sort of thing really helps.

Thanks for the well wishes on the tummy muscle. Hurts to cough
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Plan was to get back to the gym today after skipping yesterday due to some residual muscle aches from being sick. However, my W decided to take on the role of my alarm clock so, yeah, didn't make it to the gym lol. Will be back bright and early tomorrow at 5am, no better time to do some deadlifts
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I also remember doing Tae Bo back in college. Naturally, I went right to the advanced video, could barely walk and it hurt just to sit on a toilet for a good week lol

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