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  Chest and Back Arnold Style Workout
Posted by: james - 09-23-2016, 02:49 AM - Forum: General workout discussion - Replies (3)

Whats the 1 song and last 2 songs in the car ride? The last ones sound like older Tiesto or Paul Van Dyk or something

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Posted by: Brother - 09-22-2016, 10:25 PM - Forum: Home Gym Flooring - Replies (1)

My favorite work out floor is grass, any kind of grass. I love being outdoors when I medidate or work out to just feel nature and feel the soft cool grass. 

Is there anyone else here who loves to work out outdoors?

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Posted by: Ben - 09-22-2016, 10:18 PM - Forum: General workout discussion - No Replies

Y'all know that moment when you are pumping those muscles and moving that iron around that one moment when you kinda sink or swim and give it your all?
What is your thought when you are there? What is that thought that makes you keep going like a champ when your body feels like it wants to quit.
Mine is the image of myself when I stand in front of a mirror. I like what I see and I feel like I want to keep being that guy so I am gonna have to pull through!

What about you guys?

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Heart What made you work out?
Posted by: Sestra - 09-22-2016, 10:09 PM - Forum: General workout discussion - Replies (6)

What are your reasons to start working on your body? And what are your goals?

I've always been kind of medium-skinny so i've never had much trouble being too fat or anything, but I did feel like such a basic girl for not being very tough or hot or anything. So I decided to work out a lot, and it gave me a huge confidence boost, a pack to show off at the beach and a TON of workout buddies!

My goal is keeping my body as fit as it is now while living a healthy life, i've already found a sucsesfull handsome husband so i've got basicly all my goals in life covered  Heart .

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  Lighting your Home Gym
Posted by: HomeGymGuy - 09-22-2016, 04:21 PM - Forum: Lighting and Electical - Replies (2)

Not everyone will have a chance to design their gym from the ground up. Most of us have to make do with an existing space (basement, living room, garage etc) and that's fine. Couple of pointers that I've found helpful in setting up gym lighting.

1- Use as much natural light as possible. My gym is in the basement, but we made sure that we had a big window to let in as much light as possible. 

2- Keep it bright.  I guess this is probably a personal decision, but I like my workout space to be bright and well lit. Can't stand shadowy dark corners or different areas. I used as many can type recessed lights as possible. I don't think it really matter what kind of lights (Led, Can lights, etc) that you use, but just like power outlets, put in more than you think you will need.

3-Put in a dimmer. I know, I know... I just said keep it bright. But, you might have someone in your family that likes Yoga or Pilates etc.. and might want to turn the lights down (just a thought)

4- Two for one. What I mean by this is.. if you are tight on budget, try to incorporate your lights and ceiling fans together. It will keep you cool, and hopefully keep it bright in there.

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  Fat Burning Abs Workout
Posted by: Rajesh - 09-22-2016, 12:41 PM - Forum: General workout discussion - Replies (11)

wait I don't think this is an abs work out I couldn't feel the pain in my abs only in my back the heck..?

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  What is the hardest thing about being healthy to you?
Posted by: Rajesh - 09-22-2016, 12:38 PM - Forum: General workout discussion - Replies (7)

Spending time to exercise. I barely have free time as is, I don't see why I should bother spending half of it trying to stay fit when no one cares about me anyways and I could be spending it being productive instead  Rolleyes

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  Other workout places
Posted by: Daniel - 09-21-2016, 07:48 PM - Forum: General workout discussion - Replies (2)

For those who want to train at home instead of at the gym but don't have any equipment, did you know that a children's playground can be the perfect place to work out?

Monkey bars are amazing for doing pull-ups or lots of swinging, you can actually try some tricks and have some fun with a few friends if that's optional. 
You can climb on top of the monkey bars and do pushups, you can entangle your legs in the monkeybars from the side and do some very cool-looking situps, there are so many things you can do and that's just with the monkey bars.

Of course you want a small playground where there are prefferably no kids around who may try to copy what you do and injure themselves, but if you have one nearby your home it's a very good addition to your home setup.

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  Dan's Plan
Posted by: Daniel - 09-21-2016, 07:42 PM - Forum: General workout discussion - Replies (2)

Hi guys, my name is Daniel and i'm new to this website.

I'm starting my own personal training plan soon so get in shape and lose some weight, and i'd like to get some tips from anyone who might be able to offer them.

The plan: Losing weight, building muscles but prefferably through cardio and medium muscle training, I dislike getting myself pumped up like a balloon animal so I won't be benching too much. Basicly I want to get in shape by moving a lot, without too much on-the-spot muscle pumping. I would like to be more agile without gaining too much bulk.

Can anyone give me an example of what would be the perfect set for me? I can run aproximately 20 minutes without getting too tired, I can do about 20 pushups per set, decreasing to 10-15 after a few sets.

I don't have any numbers on what I can bench because I haven't really done much of it.

I'm about 1,83M tall (183 CM) and I weigh just over 95KG.
My current body shape is normal overweight, I have a bit of a beergut and my body looks like you'd expect of someone with my numbers.
Seems very editable since i'm not so fat that I can't work out or that it's draining too much of my energy.

Any tips & tricks or suggested work-out plans would be amazing, thanks in advance!


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  The ideal Hvac Setup
Posted by: HomeGymGuy - 09-21-2016, 04:19 PM - Forum: Heating and A/C - Replies (2)

One of the things that drives me crazy when I'm traveling and working out in hotel gyms is how hot they get. For some reason hotels haven't figured out that people work hard, and actually sweat! Sometimes if you get more that 4-5 people in that small space it's like being in a sauna.

When I built out our home gym, this was a concern. So, even though we are in the basement, and the contractor told us we would be ok. I had them install a central air conditioning system with a damper. Basically this allows me to control the temp in the gym (we keep it at 62 degrees) and have the rooms next to it that are on the same air conditioner, kept at different levels.

I realize that if you aren't building a home gym from scratch, this may not be possible. Just wanted to throw that idea out that.

However, the other thing that has helped keep it cook are some rotating ceiling fans. (just google, dual rotating ceiling fans) and you'll get a good idea of what I'm talking about. These work really well.

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