Just a few questions for you guys

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  1. Biskit

    Biskit Active Member

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    What was your motivation to start working out?

    Did you ever look in the mirror and feel like no progress was being made?

    Static Bike VS Tredmill, which do you choose and why?

    What time of music do you listen to when you train?

    Free weights or machines?

    How long have you been training for?

    How long untill you physically saw results?

    What keeps you going?
     
  2. shastaisforwinners

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    1. self-loathing
    2. 99% of the time
    3. Treadmill, cause I hate bikes
    4. Depends on my mood
    5. Who knows anymore, I haven't been consistent for years
    6. Me? Probably never. Everyone else? A couple months
    7. The hope that one day I'll be consistent again
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    damn it, missed one: mainly free weights, some machines too
     
  4. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    1. I want to look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Not really, I was sorta fat, got sick of it, started working out. :dunno:
    2. Yes, I think I look exactly like when I started. Some people see a change, I don't though. :hs:
    3. I use the elliptical when I do cardio. Except warming up for leg day, I use the recumbent bike or whatever it is called.
    4. I usually don't bring my ipod. So I listen to the shitty music Gold's plays.:o
    5. Both, but mostly free weights.
    6. Seriously, since June. Off (mostly) and on for three years maybe.
    7. After a couple months maybe. Only a very slight change.
    8. Finally looking fit and feeling comfortable with no shirt on, PR's, and one day having a 1000lb big three total.
     
  5. Biskit

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    Hmm, looks like im not alone. My answers to those questions are very similar to what both you guys said.

    Just wierd, I been doing it for awhile now and not really notice any change but people are like "hey you look slimmer!" but I don't see ANY difference at all.

    I think it will just happen over night like how I woke up one morning and was like:

    "holy shit ive gained a lot of fat."

    Sometimes its hard being a noob in the working out world.
     
  6. jokka

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    Seeing the changes done to your body. It's like playing WoW. You start at lvl 1 with no muscle mass. Slowly but surely you start seeing the rippage and bulk being added onto your body. Each time you make a PR it's like finding a super rare sword while doing a 60 man dungeon raid. Just b/c you found that one sword isnt going to stop you. You're now more determined than ever to search for more epic items. I like to compare lifting to smoking cigarettes. Once you start you cant quit and you keep wanting more and more until you eventually die from the cancer or quit lifting b/c of age.
     
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    1) I've been an athlete my entire life. It gets harder to compete as you get older, so I had to dedicate my time in the gym to make sure I didn't lose a step.

    2) Every day. I've become pretty in tune with my body, and can see what works and what doesn't...

    3) Out of those two, the bike. I'm an ice hockey goalie, my knees are banged up enough as it is. But i'd rather be riding a real bike or ice skating for my cardio. Or boxing. thats one hell of a cardio workout.

    4) Everything from Eminem to Jay-Z to Blink 182 and Rage against the machine... As long as it's fast, angry and has a solid beat and structure.

    5) Free weights. Barbells mostly, due to lack of dumbells in my home gym.

    6) Athletic since I was 8, weightlifting hardcore for ~4 years.

    7) My strength has been increasing for a long time, but I've learned how to put on mass in the past ~2 years. I've come from 125 @ 18 to 215 @ 27, with roughly 15% BF during my current bulk.

    8) Not becoming another fat old guy is a huge motivation, but my real motivation comes from my performance on the ice, and more recently, I've started becoming more interested in seeing just how much I can push my body to lift. Hitting 275x5 on the incline bench was a HUGE accomplishment for me, as was 300x5 ATG squat.
     
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    any of your fuckers compare lifting weights to world of warcraft again and I'll have you banned. jesus christ, live your own life
     
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    lol, as funny as that it, it was a good comparison in a way sort of.
     
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    What was your motivation to start working out?
    Woman, self, athletic performance, desire to get back to form but better


    Did you ever look in the mirror and feel like no progress was being made?
    I base results off performance not mirror.


    Static Bike VS Tredmill, which do you choose and why?

    Treadmill. I feel i get a better workout, plus I am training for a 1/2 eventually

    What time of music do you listen to when you train?
    metal, rock, screamo


    Free weights or machines?
    both


    How long have you been training for?
    a few months

    How long untill you physically saw results?
    within weeks. gained 35+ on the bench so far

    What keeps you going?
    Going in the morning (and realizing morning > evening when t comes to available equipment and less broly's), and having committments to be at the gym. The morning ladies are also a good reason to go in :)
     
  12. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Don't make me send Danny after you
     
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    What was your motivation to start working out?
    - give me something to do, and slept and felt a lot better (in college). earlier it was because i wanted to be better at the sports that i played

    Did you ever look in the mirror and feel like no progress was being made?
    -yes all the time

    Static Bike VS Tredmill, which do you choose and why?
    -bike probably, woudln't hurt the joints as much i guess

    What time of music do you listen to when you train?
    -heavy metal/rock

    Free weights or machines?
    -free weights always

    How long have you been training for?
    around 4 years, maybe more

    How long untill you physically saw results?
    maybe 4-6 weeks...you see the biggest changes when u first start

    What keeps you going?
    i have a very powerful desire to become strong!
     
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    1) Better athletic performance
    2) Many times
    3) Depends on what the goals are for being on either one
    4) Satanic shit and the occasional crunk.
    5) Um...
    6) 10ish years
    6) Not too long
    7) Progress and dedication. I am fortunate that the iron can be the most important thing in my life right now.
     
  16. Hood Moses

    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    1. Brotherly Competition
    2. Of course, its not something you see overnight
    3. Track nga
    4. I find its easier to get myself psyched without music. There might be music in my head at the time, but its more like growling/screaming/hate/fury.
    5. Free Weights, but machines have their uses.
    6. 4 years inconsistently
    7. 3 months at the most? Suspension ended and I came back to school, e'rrrbody was like lemme see your muscles. girls too :naughty:
    8. Progress, Knowing that you can always be better than what/where/who you are.
     
  18. Mischa

    Mischa Laugh. It won't kill you.

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    1. broken heart

    2. yea, but then i just added in more cardio and got more active on my days off.

    3. elliptical. because I just do, even if people hate it.

    4. the oddest mix ever. dinosaur jr., converge, cannibus, big pun, journey, deftones, etc.

    5. a little of each

    6. 9 months, with some time off. been consistant for three months

    7. a few weeks a little, more and more over time

    8. seeing all the fat people at work, staying a zero, seeing the changes in my body, the energy
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    The drive that makes people want to improve themselves in life is the same type of drive that makes people play that game IMO. It gives lazy people a feeling of accomplishment.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    1. My motivation is the progress I already made, knowing that I have so much more ahead if I keep it up.

    2. Yeah, its what gets me going.

    3. Treadmill because static bikes are a bit boring.

    4. Metal/rap

    5. Both, more emphasis on the free weights though.

    6. On and off for 3, seriously for about 11 months.

    7. Once I got my diet and training right.

    8. Out of shape people, and the hunger for more progress.
     
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    What was your motivation to start working out? Wanting to kick this kid's ass. (done, and yes i know that was a shitty motivation) But now I have a new motivation of just getting way bigger and alot stronger.

    Did you ever look in the mirror and feel like no progress was being made? Since I'm going through newb gains this doesn't happen very often.

    Static Bike VS Tredmill, which do you choose and why?
    I don't do cardio. (I tried a barbell complex a little while ago if that counts)
    What time of music do you listen to when you train?
    Hard Rock

    Free weights or machines? Free

    How long have you been training for? 4 months, 1 month 2weeks seriously

    How long untill you physically saw results? A month about, I was really really skinny so results were easy to see.

    What keeps you going? I just love getting in the gym, its something to do everyday. My problem was I had really inconsistent friends and shit like that, so the gym was just a great timefiller.

    This felt like one of those myspace surveys :big grin:
     
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    What was your motivation to start working out?
    - Being a scrawny sack of shit is no way to live your 20's.

    Did you ever look in the mirror and feel like no progress was being made?
    - Until I step on the scale or lift more weight.

    Static Bike VS Tredmill, which do you choose and why?
    - neither

    What time of music do you listen to when you train?
    - The shit the YMCA plays.

    Free weights or machines?
    - Free weights always

    How long have you been training for?
    - 2 yrs

    How long untill you physically saw results?
    - A few weeks, longer to see gains. I started feeling better on day 1.

    What keeps you going?
    - As long as there is someone better, I must keep going. (I'll be going for awhile)


     
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