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Offline ButtheadX

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Motivation
« on: March 22, 2010, 01:43:02 AM »
Now that I have stripped back my marbling fat :P, mainly done by just eating Paleo :D

Its time for me to put some muscle on my self. I can see all the workout programs etc but im just lacking the motivation to get out there and do it.

I currently play Soccer(once a week), go Surfing and Spear fishing(twice a week).

But to actually start lifting objects I have no motivation for.

What do you Cavemen and Cavewomen do to motivate yourself ?


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Re: Motivation
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 09:15:33 AM »
I can't help you with the motivation. I NEVER lack motivation to train.

I can offer a bit of advice.

Brief intense training sessions. Limit your training to a few compound movements a couple days a week, ie Mon-Thurs, Tues-Fri.  Just focus on adding weight each week to those movements.

Workout A- Power Clean & Push Press - Pick a weight you can move 10X (not 11)  set a timer for 15min. Do 8 reps on the 1st. set. Just do sets and reps until the 15min. is up. Keep rest periods minimal.

Workout B -
1. Squats - 5X5 -
5 sets - 2 warm up sets/ 3 working sets - 5 reps- Your first working set is a weight you can just push 6 reps with DO 5, shoot for 5 reps on the next 2 sets. Add weight when you can complete all 15 working reps

2. Deadlift- 1X5 - 5 sets of 1 rep each - add weight after each pull last set should be a real struggle.

3. Bench Press - 5X5 - Same load parameters as squats.

This workout is about moving weight. Rest periods should be 1-3min. in between sets and exercises.

DONE! 
« Last Edit: March 22, 2010, 09:22:23 AM by Wlfdg »


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Re: Motivation
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 05:53:50 PM »
I'll try and help you with the motivation side, as I had neglected physical activity outside of infrequent recreational sports for many years.

if you can agree with any (or both ) of these motivations for being paleo

- Being healthy.
- Looking good.

Then a really strong rational argument can be made for training.

For me, the biggest motivation (in the beginning, before seeing any results) was that on weight training days I would be in and out of the gym in 30-35mins max x 3 times a week and I should expect results.

On days where I'd do cardio (tabata) I would be in and out in 10 min tops.

The simplicity of doing big lifts and not much else is great. When I first went to a gym more than 10 years ago (was in college then), the dude in charge of the gym gave me this ridiculously long routine. I was working every single muscle at least once a week, and workouts would take 1.30 - 1.45 hours. When I did not have much time to work out, I did not feel like going, or I did a few sets of some arbitrarily chosen ones (cough! bicep curls...cough!) and left. This was hardly motivating.

Now I do a few squats, bench, deadlift and clean and press and know I'm getting much better results than I was with the long routine from back then.

Hope it helps.



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Re: Motivation
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 12:02:37 AM »
Quote
The simplicity of doing big lifts and not much else is great. When I first went to a gym more than 10 years ago (was in college then), the dude in charge of the gym gave me this ridiculously long routine. I was working every single muscle at least once a week, and workouts would take 1.30 - 1.45 hours. When I did not have much time to work out, I did not feel like going, or I did a few sets of some arbitrarily chosen ones (cough! bicep curls...cough!) and left. This was hardly motivating.

Il Capo I think you hit the nail on the head with this statement

Cheers for the Work out Wlfdg
Ill do this and some other stuff as well and keep an up date.

As Yoda says
"Do or do not. There is no try"

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Re: Motivation
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 06:15:52 AM »
You're welcome! You really don't need to anything additional. You play soccer, surf and swim. With that routine and the weight routine you're covered.


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Re: Motivation
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 05:18:28 AM »
I find the best way to get motivated is to find something you really enjoy, then it's good fun and you can't wait to get started.

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Re: Motivation
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 09:15:57 AM »
Who needs motivation when you have dedication?

Don't be motivated to be fit, be dedicated to it.