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If you don't squat or deadlift you're missing out

Discussion in 'Fitness' started by will_em, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    You guys are killing me. I haven't lost a pound. I haven't gained weight either. I blame beer.
     


  2. vmax

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    Energy balance...
    Calories in vs calories out
     
  3. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict

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    I am just the opposite
    I began my 40s overweight and out of shape
    In turn 50 next month and I am within 15 lbs of the weight I left the military in 1990 and in excellent shape
    I call it my mid life ...
     
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  4. NorTexTony

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    Very nice! What do you attribute it to?


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  5. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict

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    I got tired of being fat.

    In DEC of 2016 I started counting calories and spent a few months learning about nutrition.
    After 4 months I was down 45 lbs and feeling great.

    Then I started exercising, swimming at first, then I bought a mountain bike and lost more weight. When the weather got colder, I joined a gym in 2 months ago and hired a trainer once a week, and now I am working on getting the muscle back that I have lost over the years. Today I am about 70 lbs lighter and starting to reshape my body composition. My body fat is around 22%, and I won't stop until I hit 16%-18%

    I read "Bigger Leaner Stronger" by Mike Matthews and I am following that program for weight lifting and nutrition
     
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  6. DD130

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    I have a new trainer and the squat/deadlift routine is my new life. Last weekend I had an IDPA shoot and i could barely move.... not that it kept me from shooting though! The Mrs. has also found some new stuff on squats and deadlifts.

    All I know is that I've spend the last 6 months in the gym bumping my machine weights every week.. first day doing legit free-weight squats and I was checking to see if I needed a doctor's note to rent a walker.
     
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  7. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict

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    I am 6'6" tall.
    Having long legs puts tall people at a mechanical disadvantage to getting low on squats. It have progressed to box squats with a fair amount of weight on the bar but I have also started doing Bulgarian Split Squats , they look easy, but are hard AF
     
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  8. DD130

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    I'll have to look that up. 6'6" is pretty damn tall! I'm built more like a rubic cube (well, ok a bouy right now...) so I can see where I have to work a little less to get to my full "height" lol
     
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  9. cbigclarke

    cbigclarke TGT Addict

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    495 for reps on my dead lift. We moving on up

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  10. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict

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    Thats impressive for 1 set
     


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