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Yodel Toast

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March 21 2012 3:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Ok, so after delaying for several months, I'm finally going to start the weighifting routine that user deadlift came up with for me.

My question is, is it better to have a high heart rate when lifting? Should I warm up with some cardio for like 5-10 minutes before I hit the weights?



Also, is it better to just do the weightlifting for now and not integrate a lot of cardio at first?


Jim McGuire
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March 21 2012 3:48 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I always warm up with light cardio (no resistance on incline/bike, slow) for 5-10 minutes before I lift. It's good to get the blood flowing a little bit before you jump right into lifting. Not everyone does this, but I would recommend it, especially if you're trying to lose weight as well.
Yodel Toast
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March 21 2012 3:53 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Thanks, I just remember hearing Brickhouse talking about how he does like an hour of cardio every day and someone saying that was a bad idea because it makes it harder to push through a plateau?

I could totally be misremembering that though...


I think that lifting 3 days a week and dance party will help kick my ass back into shape.
RyanSchwenksville
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March 21 2012 3:56 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
It's always good to get the blood flowing, but be careful not to use up a ton of energy doing cardio because you will be taking away from the energy you'll need to use max effort for the lifts. Good practice would also be to warm up each exercise with low weights so you are functionally stretching all the muscles you will be using with heavier weights.

/deadlift rant
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March 21 2012 3:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Joshua Porphy

pick things up and then put them down



Yodel Toast
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March 21 2012 3:58 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
thank you
Dianana
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March 21 2012 4:00 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I would always warm up for 15 minutes before lifting. I also recommend starting with the most hated exercise because you're more likely to not half-ass it at the beginning of the work out.
Davey.
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March 21 2012 4:06 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
dont forget to stretch. warming up on a treadmill or doing a few lightweight reps doesnt replace that like people think.
Yodel Toast
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March 21 2012 4:08 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Dianana

I would always warm up for 15 minutes before lifting. I also recommend starting with the most hated exercise because you're more likely to not half-ass it at the beginning of the work out.



so I guess squats and lunges are first then. ugh.




Originally posted by: Davey.

dont forget to stretch. warming up on a treadmill or doing a few lightweight reps doesnt replace that like people think.



truth.

thanks guys, any other advice on this is greatly appreciated. I have no motivation other than I'm tired of wearing stretchy jeans.
RyanSchwenksville
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March 21 2012 4:08 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I would imagine if deadlift created the workout for her he may have put it in order for a reason though. For example I would never squat last because I physically wouldn't be able to lift to my potential after doing everything else
Yodel Toast
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March 21 2012 4:12 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
well now I can't even find it in my email.

Chris, can you please send me that again?
xAJDELAWAREx
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March 21 2012 4:24 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Davey.

dont forget to stretch. warming up on a treadmill or doing a few lightweight reps doesnt replace that like people think.



Apparnetly they have found that by stretching before a work out, you actually increase your risk of injury, and you should stretch afterwards instead. But as with all exercise related discussion, its chock full of contradictory information dependong on what day of hte week it is.
the jizzler
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March 21 2012 4:31 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
someone reccomend supplements. i do a whey protein post workout. should i stack w/ creatine?

also, i've been hitting the gym more regularly than i have since probably sophomore year of college. feels goodman. i've noticed my mood improving as well.
Pb609
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March 21 2012 4:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Matt Leek and I started changing up our workout.

We stretch just a little, get right into our workout, usually heavy, heavy-ish. Then we do abs. THEN we do cardio which consists of usually running a mile, then high-speed, high-incline treadmill walking or about 30mins on the cross ramp machine.

I can say that Matt has been melting weight off and gaining strength. Im not melting weigh off but he has a much better, stricter diet than I do.
Yodel Toast
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March 21 2012 5:02 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I wish I could run. my ankles give out after the first few steps. every. time.
RyanSchwenksville
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March 21 2012 5:04 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Ideally I would get about 30 pounds lighter than I am currently but I am happy with my progress over the last 4 months since I started going to the gym. i've lost 20ish pounds and added a ton of weight to all of the major lifts (bench, squat dl etc...) so whatever. just trying to reach wrecking machine status
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