12/07/2004 6:41pm, #1
The most important thing to know when trying to build muscle
Learn how to cook.
I'm serious too.
A close second would be to NEVER step foot on a scale again.
You want to gain weight then learn how to cook so you can get some nutrition into your body without slopping down Wendy's or McDonalds. Learn to BBQ some steak, chicken wraps, turkey burgers....you'll save a ton of money and you'll be getting QUALITY calories into your body instead of the **** most people eat because they think its going to make them bigger.
It wont, it'll only make you fatter.
Ask any personal trainer juts how many people quit when they start working out. The number is so high it almost seems impossible. This is because people have unrealistic goals that are SPAWNED by stupid books and people who try and turn getting stronger into a science experiment.
Learn to cook and you'll save yourself so much money you'll have enough left over to THROW IT AWAY on the newest supplements you've been bullshited into thinking will turn you into Dorian Yates.
The 3 C's:
Cooking, Consistency and Common Sense."All warfare is based on deception." -Sun Tzu, ca. 400BC
Reverse punch Kiaii!!!
12/07/2004 7:18pm, #2
Learning to cook is a very good point.
Just a few new minor things will help alleviate the boredom of having the same thing over and over. IE those only on tuna and chicken breasts.
People lack dedication...unwilling to sacrifice something to get what they want.
'Common Sense' is open to interpretation...
Progressive weight training to stimulate hypertrophy.
Lots of fun yummy food, like Rudolph, to fuel the body.
Protein from whole foods, minimize intake of processed foods.
Piz Doff diet... :D
12/08/2004 7:55am, #3
12/08/2004 3:31pm, #4
*shrugs* you can do as much cardio as you want, as long as you eat enough calories to make up what you burn off.
12/08/2004 4:13pm, #5
12/09/2004 1:45am, #6
12/09/2004 4:07am, #7
hitting the bag for 40 minutes burns off fewer calories than you'd get from two big macs...
12/09/2004 7:44am, #8
How can you say that?
You can't make a "blanket statement" like that.
You don't know how intense the work out is.
Its like running 5 miles, you can do it and hardly break a sweat, I do it, and I have burned enough calories for the whole week ! ( slight exageration).
I have seen guys hit the bag for an hour and hardly get gassed, and others, after 30 min, are huffing and puffing, and it had NOTHING to do with physical condition and everything to do with how fas, how hard and how little rest between rounds, they were going.
This is why "cardio calories" are such a grey area.
12/10/2004 12:23am, #9
Well, when you consider that even super-intense cardio acitivities (stadium stair sprints for example) tend to burn less than 1000 calories per hour, so at 40 minutes, you're burning under 667 calories (unless you weigh 400 pounds).. it's a pretty safe statement.
If you don't like that blanket statement.... let me rephrase: 40 minutes of bagwork won't burn off the calories in 100 Big Macs.
12/10/2004 7:25am, #10
Look strength training is all good and fine but the at the end of the day genetics is a big big factor in how far you can take it.
It all depends what type of stock you come from.
I'm serious. There are some guys I've seen that could have 10 meals a day and do weights at the gym 5 nights per week. Yet their progress will only go so far and like it or not could never be considered overly strong for their size. Why ? Genetics. Power lifting is not for everyone.
My biggest beef with Mens Health and these other corporate pirates who sell cretene (sp?) and all of that other **** is that they send the wrong message. They are saying " Hey take this powder, do weights and you too can look like Arnie The Terminator himself ". Plain bullshit. We are not all made the same. Some of us have a bigger bone structure and are heavier/stronger than the next man. Others are smaller,lighter and faster.Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!