Compared to most in here, I am a weakling...but I reached a milestone today.

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  1. sabin8401

    sabin8401 New Member

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    I have never in my life been considered "athletic." I have always been overweight (by ~10-15 lbs. or so), and still am a little bit. However, I have been working out regularly (for the most part) for a couple of months now, and today I reached a milestone: I benched 135!! :noes: :hsd:

    I know that is NOTHING, but it was a big psychological victory for me. The prospect of having those big 45-pounders on each side of the barbell was always intimidating to me, but now I have overcome it.

    Oh, and I also have a question. The only "supplement" that I am using is protein powder (mixed in milk or water); it also claims to have other stuff in it including some amino acids, but I'm using it mainly because it's the easiest way to get 60g of protein. I take it 30 minutes after I am done lifting. I lift 3 times a week, with cardio days in between lifting days - chest/back, cardio, biceps/triceps, cardio, lower body/shoulders, cardio, rest/recreation (sports, rock wall climbing, etc.).

    Is that workout routine OK or should I modify it? My goals are essentially inclusive of what's in the "Noobs read this before posting" guide that is stickied: lose weight, increase muscle, increase performance. Also, should I be taking the protein powder on cardio days as well as on lifting days? It says to take it first thing in the morning on "non-training days," whatever that means.

    Just wanted to share my relatively meaningless milestone and ask some questions. :wavey:
     
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    apman0000 OT Supporter

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    well i'm not the best advisor that's for sure but i'd add Creatine for sure and drink tons of water with it.

    on top of that just keep liftin harder, everyone starts light, EVERYONE

    and i'd take 1g protein for every pound body weight (not counting if you're fat,,,,lean weight)
    food + shakes at least 180g protein daily imo
     
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    I've known a couple guys who started lifting at 200lbs and benching 185 easily, I'm sure there are guys much stronger than that too.
     
  4. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Good job, just keep thinking positive man...in one month you'll be stronger than superbri... a month after that and you'll be stronger than tize
     
  5. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Hey I remember when I first started out, getting to the big plates was a major deal. Keep it up.
     
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    94civicEX New Member

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    Congrats on your achievements.

    I would take your Protein before & after workout. Also take it on your offdays.
     
  7. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Well I could probably go find some construction workers that have never touched a weight in their life who are strong as hell, but most of us start lifting at a young age or in our early teens so of coure we're going to be weak.

    I also know some guys who are just naturally strong but they're the exception, not the rule.
     
  8. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I was too weak to use the olympic bar so I used the pre-set small barbells with like 25lbs. Yeah.
     
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    I'll start with the 'bar' on that damn av of yours rev.....ugh :wackit:
     
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    i was so happy when i hit 135

    gj lil broly
     
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    I just hit 65 lb dumbells today... dunno what my bench is anymore

    Congrats on your 135 bench, I know it felt good when I hit that too!
     
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    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    how long has superbri been working out, i saw his big 3... :hsugh:
     
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    congrats man, keep at it and you will reap the benefits
     
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    Yeah I remember hitting 135 too, congrats.
     
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    135 is definately a big deal. Makes you feel like you're not such a sissy anymore. I remember that feeling.

    Keep it up man :hs:

    Also, definately add in some more leg work into your routine. Focus equal time on your upper and lower body.
     
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    congrats man like they said everybody starts somewhere keep up the hard work
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    No point comparing yourself to others, do the best YOU can. Not everyone has the same goals on this board so comparing yourself to someone else is stupid. As long as there is progress in what you do :bigok: keep it up young broly.
     
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    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    its okay, some people just take a little longer thats all :mamoru:


    no, in all honesty im just kidding. im no better than anyone else
     
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    Jesus christ :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    I always thought the olympic bars were 25 or 35lbs?

    Im a moran. But hey, that means im benching more than I thought.:uh:
     
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    Typically most of the bench bars are 45.
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Holy shit....I was adding it in as a 25 this entire time and wondering why I was so fucking weak. My old gym only had the smith, so I just got used to that...

    dear lord im dumb.
     
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    ez curl is 25 right?
     
  24. Mike4831

    Mike4831 “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’l

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    I benched 135 when I was in like eighth grade, really didn't think to much of it. 185 is the milestone. Also anyone who is in shape, on paper is over wieght. When I was at my peak when I was 18, 6 foot, 205lbs, and 8% body fat. My BMI showed that I was 25 pounds over weight. Don't go by that stupid thing, it is pointless.
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Probably dont want to be asking me this.


    But, I think so, yes.
     
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