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  1. I am also a programmer/embedded engineer and work at a computer for 10 hours a day, I also have a 1.5 hour commute round trip and I still find time to work out 5 days a week (I don't work out on the weekends) while still finding time to cook dinner for my wife every night, read a little, play video games and do yard work. I think you can find time if you really want to. You just have to make time
  2. Ah, now I see. I do those normally while stretching before lifting (hangs, dislocates, etc...) I guess I'll just do them more on off days for longer periods of time and will definitely do some serratus work.
  3. This is going to sound very noob of me, but how do you do shoulder mobility work?
  4. Welcome! Hit the weight room up and deadlift more then half of the guys in there! Make them fear you.. muahahah... cough cough. In all seriousness check out the form check in the warriors guild for tips on proper lifting! Good luck!
  5. sigh... running, we meet again. I just get so bored running but it probably wouldn't hurt
  6. Looks pretty good. Although, 20 curls seems like the weight is very light to me but I'm not aspiring to be an assassin so maybe there is merit into doing curls 20x per set?
  7. If you haven't read it yet, read this: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/07/21/meet-staci-your-new-powerlifting-super-hero/ that may help remove any fears. Plus there is the form check in the warriors guild where there are critiques of people lifting. I don't use a spotter so all my workouts are alone and I haven't hurt myself yet. (Looks around for something wood to knock on... darn these new fancy non wood desks...)
  8. Hello Warriors! I have started to become addicted to the barbell and today I'm taking a needed rest day for me but I am finding it difficult to not head down to the basement where my oly set is and start lifting. I know I need to rest my muscles and let them grow (they are pretty sore). What do you fellow warriors do on your non lifting days to sate your lifting appetite?
  9. Hello! I'd say Rangers if you like both heavy and cardio. I use Pure Protein 100% whey (140 calories 25 g protein, 3 g carbs, 3 g fat) but I'm usually trying to find a way to get more calories in because I'm usually not that hungry and I need more.
  10. Welcome! Have you thought about maybe lifting the heavy stuff? Maybe a change to from running and cardio to strength training could give you that boost.
  11. I know exactly where you are coming from. I also drank (close to daily) to deal with stress and unhappiness. My evenings were almost exclusively play video games and get drunk, or go to a social gathering and get drunk. For about a month now, I've been working out daily and haven't touched a drop of booze. Not saying I will give it up forever, but I find that it is a distraction to my goals and I prove to myself that I can do anything I want to do. Good luck and welcome to the rebellion!
  12. Great Videos! How often do you recommend working on form? I start off well, but by the 3rd set, I'm having a hard time catching it on my shoulders properly.
  13. Speaking of guilds, how does one go about it (joining, race, class, stat points, etc... I'm a huge D&D nerd and love the concept!)? I want to do the next Warriors challenge, when it pops up. Oh, and the image is of Cthulhu. It was a label I made for one of my brews last year.
  14. Ha, thanks for the warning! I recommended The Chronicles of Amber series by Zelazny to a girl at work who said she liked fantasy/sci-fi, she then told me I should read the twilight series, I just smiled and said, "Yeah... maybe...". But for the record, I don't think that all girls read those books. As a matter of fact, I bet my wife would hit me with the book if I brought it home.
  15. Yesterday I did chest which was: Barbell bench press, chin-ups, incline dumbbell press, pull-ups, incline dumbbell flyes * 3. Last Wednesday was arms & shoulders : dumbbell shoulder press, hammer curl, dips, dumbbell shoulder press, bicep curls, dumbbell triceps extension, dumbbell side lateral raise, preacher curl, lying dumbbell triceps extension *2. Last Friday was legs & back: Deadlift, pull-up, Squats, chin-up, dumbbell calf raise * 3. (I did a few extra deadlifts because I wasn't gassed). I need a lot of work getting a better program together
  16. Sadly I'm so weak right now compared to what I used to be. I don't have a spotter at the moment so I haven't attempted any 1rm but these are what I lifted last: Right now, my Bench is 150 (up 10 lbs from start) Deadlifts are at 180 (up 20 lbs from start) Squats are at 180 (up 20 lbs from start)
  17. Barmacral: Oh I play the usuals: D&D, Warhammer, CoC etc... Coonskee: Yeah Redbulls are addicting and expensive and the hardest thing that I've had to kick (I quit smoking years 8 years ago and it feels worse than that)! Ah cold, bitter, refreshing beer... especially when they are your own homemade brews . Guess my friends get to enjoy more of them because making them is almost as much fun as drinking them but I only have so much space to store them. I just signed up for a reading course from my lodge that spans 80 books o.O. I may have to read a few fictional books every now and then to keep myself going.
  18. Hello, I am a 28 y.o. husband, computer engineer, gamer(from paper to electrons), nerd and freemason who is looking to lift the (very) heavy stuff and get back to my former size. Sadly a sedentary job along with too many beers on the weekends, all gaming and no exercise had taken me from 160lbs to 190. Last year I started working out and got down to 170 but I did not change my diet, fell back into old habits and got back up to 180. Well, I've been lurking around for the past month (around the time I went paleo) and for the past few weeks I have been hitting the free weights 3x a week (Mon: Chest & Back, Wed: Arms & Shoulders; Friday Legs; Thursday & Saturday: cardio things. Tuesdays is is my raiding / relax night and Sunday I'm usually entertaining guests. Things I've accomplished: Down 1% body fat so far, 2 weeks of consistent workouts, stopped drinking more than 1-2 beers a week (if at all) and stopped wasting money every morning (sugar free redbulls are the devils work, I tell you) My current goals: Continue losing weight, keep lifting heavier stuff than the week before, read a new book every 2-3 weeks and give my yard a long overdue overhaul. I figured now would be a good time to get myself on-board and get ready for a 6 week challenge.
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