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Ordinary_Chap

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7,520 posts

123 months

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fatpasty said:
First gym session tonight.

Chest workout.

Plan is -

Flat bench press
incline bench press
flys
decline bench press
push ups

Looking to rips the chest apart tonight! biggrin

Weight will be 80% of 1RM , 4 sets of 6 reps


Well thats the plan at the moment.
For your first session buddy thats a lot of chest exercises, too many I'd suggest!

Have you considered throwing in some tricep exercises and working chest/triceps on the same night?

Lee

fatpasty

1,561 posts

46 months

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I'm just going to see how it goes. I don't think I will do al of that but thats the set routine I want to work towards. Yes I thought about Triceps. Might throw in a couple of exercises in instead of the chest work. Depends how I'm feeling. I want the burn but I'm not going to over do it on the first night back. But I'm only working towards two gym sessions a week (weights). So in a few weeks times I will be pushing myself to the max to get the best out of the workouts.

Ordinary_Chap

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fatpasty said:
I'm just going to see how it goes. I don't think I will do al of that but thats the set routine I want to work towards. Yes I thought about Triceps. Might throw in a couple of exercises in instead of the chest work. Depends how I'm feeling. I want the burn but I'm not going to over do it on the first night back. But I'm only working towards two gym sessions a week (weights). So in a few weeks times I will be pushing myself to the max to get the best out of the workouts.
If you're doing 2 gym sessions a week I'd consider two full body sessions per week.

Thats my 2p worth!
Lee

fatpasty

1,561 posts

46 months

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Ordinary_Chap said:
If you're doing 2 gym sessions a week I'd consider two full body sessions per week.

Thats my 2p worth!
Lee
Thanks Chap. I haven't planned it all yet. Going to break my self in for a couple of weeks before getting something set in stone. Cheers again will keep you posted on how it goes.

Hoofy

53,848 posts

162 months

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fatpasty said:
Ordinary_Chap said:
If you're doing 2 gym sessions a week I'd consider two full body sessions per week.

Thats my 2p worth!
Lee
Thanks Chap. I haven't planned it all yet. Going to break my self in for a couple of weeks before getting something set in stone. Cheers again will keep you posted on how it goes.
You might find this thread useful if you're just starting out:
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...
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Halb

21,721 posts

63 months

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Ordinary_Chap said:
If you're doing 2 gym sessions a week I'd consider two full body sessions per week.
Thats my 2p worth!
Lee
Good advice!
At two a week, do two full body. Personally I'd also increase the reps and drop the sets. And definitely drop the exercises.

fatpasty

1,561 posts

46 months

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Hoofy said:
You might find this thread useful if you're just starting out:
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...
Cheers. Nah not just starting out. Done plenty of gym work before, just now starting out on my winter of change! smile

Hoofy

53,848 posts

162 months

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fatpasty said:
Hoofy said:
You might find this thread useful if you're just starting out:
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...
Cheers. Nah not just starting out. Done plenty of gym work before, just now starting out on my winter of change! smile
I guess the issue was whether it was doing the right gym work or not. Prior to that thread, I was lifting weights alright but not doing anything useful. I guess it's much like someone claiming to be good at fighting after watching The Karate Kid series.

fatpasty

1,561 posts

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Hoofy said:
I guess the issue was whether it was doing the right gym work or not. Prior to that thread, I was lifting weights alright but not doing anything useful. I guess it's much like someone claiming to be good at fighting after watching The Karate Kid series.
Haha yeah I agree with you. I've done enough good gym work to know what I am doing but I will definitely check the thread out. More knowledge the better.

Hoofy

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fatpasty said:
Haha yeah I agree with you. I've done enough good gym work to know what I am doing but I will definitely check the thread out. More knowledge the better.
I certainly learnt a lot from the advice given. Can't believe I used to do core work first.

fatpasty

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Yeah read that thread before. Just bookmarked it for further reference though. Yeah some very good info in it. Will consider what has been said when I design my routine.

Smitters

790 posts

37 months

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fatpasty said:
Yeah read that thread before. Just bookmarked it for further reference though. Yeah some very good info in it. Will consider what has been said when I design my routine.
Likewise I got a lot out of the advice given. I found more than three sessions a week cut into time for other sports or my recovery wasn't quick enough to allow me to enjoy other activities. I also found the key to two sessioning was to keep it interesting and try not to pack too much in. Sometimes I'd do a front day and a back day (all body), or I'd do a push and a pull day, or upper and lower. I'd chuck the odd core only day in too to spice it up. The other tool I found useful for staving off boredom is to target bodyparts, but not necessarily use the same exercise, so I might do overhead press one week, dumbell raises the next, lat pull down and then chins and so on.

Good luck and enjoy.

theshrew

3,463 posts

64 months

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Training this week kinda going ok. 3 x swim done, however 2 of those were supposed to be gym sessions but i woke up to late. I even set my alarm this morning only to find out it doesnt go off when the phone is on silent ugh.
Better to have a swim than do nothing so thats what i did.

Need some advice for a healthy snack something other than fruit or sliced up veg. This stopping smoking has turned me into a hunger monster

Hoofy

53,848 posts

162 months

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theshrew said:
Training this week kinda going ok. 3 x swim done, however 2 of those were supposed to be gym sessions but i woke up to late. I even set my alarm this morning only to find out it doesnt go off when the phone is on silent ugh.
Better to have a swim than do nothing so thats what i did.

Need some advice for a healthy snack something other than fruit or sliced up veg. This stopping smoking has turned me into a hunger monster
I hear it does that! What about nuts? (Go easy on them as they are high in calories - 25g (a small handful) can contain 150 calories!) Or breakfast bars (they're not really healthy as they're loaded with sugar rolleyes ).

From my initial investigations, swimming appears to be a good way of burning fat and building muscle (unless you want to look like Arnie).

LordGrover

21,019 posts

92 months

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theshrew said:
Need some advice for a healthy snack something other than fruit or sliced up veg. This stopping smoking has turned me into a hunger monster
Bacon and egg sarnie from the van in a few mins... lick

For a more regular snack, I quite like to keep a few hard boiled eggs about and maybe a pitta bread. Tins of tuna/mackerel/sardines/salmon are also useful to keep in the office desk drawer - all I need then is a pitta, rice, whatever. Cottage cheese (with chives?) and rice cakes.

theshrew

3,463 posts

64 months

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Hoofy said:
I hear it does that! What about nuts? (Go easy on them as they are high in calories - 25g (a small handful) can contain 150 calories!) Or breakfast bars (they're not really healthy as they're loaded with sugar rolleyes ).

From my initial investigations, swimming appears to be a good way of burning fat and building muscle (unless you want to look like Arnie).
Nuts on my shopping list then.

I quite enjoy swimming and it must do something in the way of muscle. In the mornings when ive been going swimming club is just finnished. Some of the lads have great figures ( defo no homo ) id like to be a bit bugger than that but the the same shape. Thats my goal at the moment anyway.

Hoofy

53,848 posts

162 months

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theshrew said:
Some of the lads have great figures id like to be a bit bugger
Quoted for amusement.

Yes, exactly, it works the upper body as well as the legs. I wouldn't mind looking like an Olympic swimmer.

theshrew

3,463 posts

64 months

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LordGrover said:
Bacon and egg sarnie from the van in a few mins... lick

For a more regular snack, I quite like to keep a few hard boiled eggs about and maybe a pitta bread. Tins of tuna/mackerel/sardines/salmon are also useful to keep in the office desk drawer - all I need then is a pitta, rice, whatever. Cottage cheese (with chives?) and rice cakes.
Not a bad idea to keep stuff in my desk. Ive got breakfast stuff but thats about it. Tins would come in very handy just in case i miss lunch etc to. Light bulb moment thanks.

What are rice cakes ? Those white ish round things about size of the palm of your hand ? All the big mammas at work eat them washed down with 2L Coke lol.

Hoofy

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theshrew said:
What are rice cakes ? Those white ish round things about size of the palm of your hand ? All the big mammas at work eat them washed down with 2L Coke lol.
Ha. Yes, they're fine for avoiding heavy calorie carbs but if you eat them with something high calorie or eat loads of them you might as well eat sponge cakes. I quite like Snack-a-jacks.

theshrew

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On the shopping list then.

How about Rivita ? Are they ok ?

Ive been trying to substitute the smokes for a drink of water or cordial. A little snack wouldnt hurt every now and then.
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