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  1. I'm coming back after a large hiatus from NF but not such a large hiatus from lifting, although since December 2018 it has not been as frequent or the quality that I wanted. To put it simply, since December 2018 things went to shit! Buuuuuut here we are, closing out 2019, with an application put in for the January 2020 Novice Powerlifting Competition in Perth WA, (my 3rd) hoping to not truly embarass myself, and now having a very solid goal to work towards. A goal to become consistent with training once more, to take that leap and find a coach, to not sweat the small stuff and let
  2. Been reading NF blogs for a few days and thought I'd go ahead and join the forums - maybe even participate in the next 4-week challenge. I read the post about figuring our which 'race' I am based on my own real life - I think I'm an ogre. But I started improving my diet and doing some walking about 2-1/2 weeks ago, and I'm down from 330lbs to ~310. I know a lot of that is water weight, but I'm still hoping to lose 10+ pounds a month and be down another 50lbs by July, then maybe even down to 200 by 2018. I added the Basic Bodyweight Workout Circuit this morning - it ki
  3. So, Introductions then? I'm a nineteen year old college student, and apparently, what they say about the freshman fifteen is for real. That being said, I wasn't in the best shape to begin with. Overall, my goal is to lose what I've gained, plus a little bit more, as well as to stop feeling so sluggish and heavy. Since I'm living with my family right now, I don't have access to a lot of equipment (a treadmill, primarily, and a cycling machine that's on campus), and progress may be slow going, but I'm okay with that for the time being. I can always go for runs outside or find other, no
  4. Just getting started. Never really did fitness. Went walking this morning and listened to HP book 4 while doing so. Something I need with something I like. Nerd fitness.
  5. I haven't had time to put this together properly, but I need to get this started. I'll revise this post but the basic structure is going to stay the same. Part 1: Stronglifts. I'm going to continue my stronglifts progression at the typical 5#/workout. I did the last month in the morning, but for now I may switch to after work. I can superset chores with lifting for additional productivity and I won't feel rushed. Ultimately, I think this will help out with sleeping more. Goal: 12 sessions. Part 2: Diet. Last challenge, I tracked a lot and monitored the res
  6. Grymm

    Enter the Grymm

    Mission 1: Stronglifts - I haven't consistently lifted in a long time and I'm coming off a 2-year stretch where I didn't do any chest or lat work because it felt like it would pull my shoulder out of the socket. In the fall, I had done enough rehab that I was cleared to play volleyball (which I never stopped, but I did switch to setting exclusively) and had no other restrictions. So now I'm going to start from square one, enjoy a period of newb-gainz, and see where I'm at. I'm going to start at 45# (65# for pulls from the floor), incrementing initially at 10# for squat, 20# for DL, and 5# for
  7. I have never really run before. I did at school some 30+ years ago when we had to but nothing organised or even really for fun. I have been on here for a couple of years now and been using irregular exercise along with a much better diet to help me lose weight. I'm at a point now where I have lost 15 kg and when I started I was lucky to be able to walk 1km usually stopping when crippling back pain kicked in. A few months ago based on some sort of challenge in scouts on here I decided to try to run 1km and ended up doing 2km without stopping and once I recovered enough to catch my breath I was
  8. Generally speaking, most of us probably know how to survive without depending on fast food and/or take-out. My cooking skills, and abilities, tend to fall in the realm of "apply fire, add tobasco, eat. If burned, add more tobasco." Ok, I kid - but not by much. With that in mind, the thought occurs that there might be others who are in a similar situation and actually want to improve their skills in the kitchen. So, post what you've got - websites, blogs, tutorials, whatever. I also wanted an excuse to post this neat website of "knife handling gifs (calm down - for the kitchen)": http:
  9. So, after reading all the knowledge databases and other posts on squatting I still have a newbie question. Very, very tall guy, reasonably novice lifter doing the basic strength building workout (squats, bench, dead lift / squats, press, rows 3x5 three nights a week). Very tight hamstrings, like insanely tight all the time, terrible mobility. I'm squatting 60kg (132 lbs) just now, but I have never gotten my thighs parallel with the ground. Even unloaded I can barely get down that far before the soles of my feet lift up. I've read all the posts on improving mobility, spiderman stretches and c
  10. Hey guys I have a question for ya. Would it be beneficial to do yoga routines in between work outs on rest days? I'm a beginner trying to build up some muscle and strength and the idea just popped into my head. I've never done yoga before so some basic routines and tips would be much appreciated.
  11. Hey Rebels, I live in Sacramento, CA. I'm about to join the Crunch Fitness gym. I was wondering if there are any novice, beginner, and even advanced exercisers who believe in free weights and are looking for somebody to work out with? A little about me: Name: Jerome Height: 6'0" Weight: 260 lbs (Goal weight: 230 lbs) Goal: Taking it one step at a time. Want to be 30 lbs lighter by June 2013 and be in better shape for Taekwondo. Then set a new goal after the first 30 is gone. Steps I'm taking to get there: 1) DIET: Slowly but surely looking to convert to Paleo. Will be seeing
  12. I'm probably younger than most people on this site. I'm in college, but I've been out of my shape for most of my life. A year or two ago, I joined a gym that offered some circuit training classes, which really boosted my fitness level, but I'm no fitness pro. I've since grown weary of having to go and suck from the teet of the great, bloated cow that is the franchise gym. I want to learn what the trainers there know and be able to take control of my own fitness, rather than relinquishing control to them. I'm hoping I can learn from this site and from it's members. I'd greatly appreciate it if
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