Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Peter Samprer, Nov 30, 2004.
The one in the middle?
@vanioMan have you lost weight?
Yeah, dropped down to about 79kgs (that was 1 month ago). That's due to the:
- more work
- less time to workout
- desire to cut and have more muscles instead of just mass (I wasn't very cut when I was 84-5kgs). Now I have a fine 6-pack which I will try to make look even better
- used to run outside while the weather was good (for about 1 month). Not anymore, but still it had an effect of my weight.
I'm still working out at home about 5-6 times a week. I'm trying to make some clean gains and I'm thinking on buying some protein and aminoacids. Let's see what Hitman , @Vcore89 and Sentinel think of my home workout (bear in mind this is after leaving the house at 8 AM and coming back home around 7 PM, so I'm not exactly 100% fresh):
I have two workouts for the week (1 for one day, 1 for the next and so on):
Workout 1 (twice a week):
1. Push-ups - started at 150 in the 1st week. Last week (3rd) I did 200, in 6 sets. Adds up to 400 total for a week right now. Next goal - 450.
2. Punches with dumbbells - I have only 1 dumbbell (10kg = 22 pounds), so I do punches with one hand and then with the other. Three sets with 15 punches a set for each hand, making a total of 90 punches for 1 workout, or 180 for the week. Next goal - 200.
3. Knee Crunches (up and to each side) - atm 60 up and 60 to each side (=180).
Workout 2 (twice a week):
1. Plank - started at 1:15mins max in the 1st week. Last week (week 3) I did 3:10min. Next goal - 3:20/30/40min. and etc.
2. Roman Chair (Ski sit?) - when I began, my max was 1:15 min., now it is 2:30min. I do four sets (2:30, 1:10, 1:10, 1:10). Next goal is 2:40/50min. and increasing the time in the other sets.
3. Calf raises - three sets of 30/25/20 (75 per workout, 150 per week). Next goal - 100/200.
I will also begin doing squats (with no weight). Gotta note that I torе some ligaments in my right ankle back in April, so I gotta be very careful. I also do special exercises every day for both ankles (to improve balance and strenght), and they take some time/energy.
For the past two Saturdays I went outside to train on bars too. Supersets of pull-ups and dips. I also started doing my "own" pull-ups. In short:
You grab the bar (no matter the grip, I use 4 different ones). You pull up until the bar is around the level of your hair (2nd pic in the image below). You hold for 3 seconds, then pull up until your chin is above the bar (pic 3), hold for 3 seconds, then drop to your first position (bar at hair level, pic 2), hold for another 3 seconds and then drop all the way down. That's is 1 pull up. I made these up myself.
I guess I need some weight training too, though. I can probably to that 1-2 times a week.
So this forum is pretty much a sausage-fest, huh? Lol
True. One day there might be a WAGs thread. Until then...
Man, you have some of the best action shots on this website, pros or amateurs. Awesome stuff.
Which these two good looking individuals is you? The silver-fox or the cougar?
I'm the dude (although "good looking" might be a touch strong - but thanks).
Don't sell yourself short, dude. But, you're welcome.
Pardon the threadjack, but as you're in London, have you ever played at these courts: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/inde...–-spain-plus-misc-videos.547777/#post-9774453 Just curious...
No, I haven't. I live on the other side of London to Wanstead. I'm in Catford. But, I mostly play here:
Cool - they look like decent courts!
Been a few months since I picked up a tennis racket, but I'm based near the Richmond Lawn Tennis Club:
[ In the background you can just about see the Kew Gardens pagoda ]
Bodyweight training is very good way to stay toned, for me now, I would only really concentrate on body weight training if I am on holiday, or just can't make it to the gym. Just remember, more muscles doesn't come with losing weight, the illusion of more muscle comes with losing weight, and by weight I mean bodyfat. If it about asethetics, then bodyweight training is a good way to drop the extra weight, but be careful. There is a fine line, you don't want to lose too much of that hard earned muscle, which bodyweight training alone will not preserve. If you are more about the lean slimmer look, whilst sacrficing the 3D effect, then stick with it, but start putting in leg movements. If you wish to hold onto some muscle, so you have more of a comic book look, then you will still need to hit the weights hard.
I'm not dropping weight atm. Not at all. Just keeping my currect or adding a little. I want more balance, rather than just mass or just aesthetics.
Regarding the weights, you are correct. I will try to hit the gym once or twice per week. I'm very focused on work and studying right now, but I should find the time (once in the week and once in the weekend, maybe). Regarding the leg movements - again, you are correct. I'm just being careful with my ankle.
Plank - 3min. 20sec.
220 push-ups in 6 sets
100 dumbbell (10kg) punches in 6 sets - 50 reps/3 sets for each hand
60 knee crunches (up) and 50 to each side.
Seeing your cousin after having no contact for 13 years... pure happiness!
First time putting a picture of myself on a public forum
Me sipping a tiny cup of coffee
Now that's a hot couple. is that your wife?
Well, thanks. No, that's a girlfriend. Almost certainly better for the both of us - and especially her - that we're not married.
Thanks man....I've always taught my girlfriends to just snap a ton of pics. They don't mind...and usually I can get something usable. I've taught them well. LOL. I also let them use my nice camera.
Also, sometimes there's a great couple of photogs in the Phoenix area who are nice enough to take pics of me as well. That helps.
No worries. Like Levi_Ackerman said, don't sell yourself short. You look good, with great tennis skills to boot!
Looks like an espresso. Is it?
Yep, it is. I'm a bit of a coffee nut
Uni graduation - Bachelor's degree (currently studying Master's degree)
Hopefully we will see you posting similar photos in two years time.
Wow, some handsome men in here, with some gorgeous girlfriends, too.
Congrats on your graduation, @vanioMan! Enjoy and good luck in your Master's program! (I'm also a grad student. #AllWorkNoSleep)
Thanks, I appreciate that. It takes a lot of chutzpa to post one's face here and be a target for body shaming but I'm glad you recognize the obvious. You can't shame a really hot guy. ;-)
Here's a pic of me serving!
Kicker down the T, aye?
#Throwback from 2008
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