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creatine capsules [17 Sep 2006|04:02pm]

i have been training 2-3 days a week, and i recently bought some creatine capsules to help me out. I previosly bought creatine powder but found it would be inconvenient to use so i decided to go for the capsules,
My bodyweight is 12 stone 76 kg's.
I was told these creatine capsules have no loading phase, and that i can just take 2 or 3 before and after i work out and maybe take 1 tablet for maintenance on days im not training. is this correct?
Any help i will be greatful for.
Thank you
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[03 Jul 2006|01:52pm]

Looking for a new fitness program? How about trying the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This challenge comes in three varieties:

1. The Active Lifestyle Program - For those of you who aren't active on a daily basis yet, this is a great way to begin. The rules are basically to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.

2. The Presidential Champions Program - If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.

3. The Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program - This is basically the same system as the Presidential Champions Program, except that the award goals are higher. For instance, you need to get 40,000 points to earn a Bronze award.

The Presidential Champions Fitness Program Website (where you can log your progress and also order your awards when you've reached your goal)

Also, if you want, come join the LJ pres_challenge community to chat with others who are challenging themselves with this program.
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Who's got the better abs? [20 Jun 2005|07:09pm]

BrentImage hosted by Photobucket.comPierre

I want to develop a six pack put seriously, I have a beer belly. If I adhere to a strict balanced diet and exercise regimen, when is the shortest time possible to achieve that considering that I also have genetic predisposition to developing it? Just wondering.
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Hardgainer [17 Jun 2005|05:10pm]

I'm a clasic hardgainer male looking to bulk up. I was recently hospitalized with spinal mengitis and lost a ton of weight. I'm only 115 pounds and around 5 foot 8 inches tall. I know everyone says "EAT MORE" and i've been doing that, however my metabolism seems to speed up when I eat more and i'm not making that great of gains. I can eat 2,500 to 3,000 calories and 150 grams of protein a day without gaining weight. I'm going to try and eat 3,000 to 3,500 calories and 200+ grams of protein a day and see if that works, but i'm don't know if i can eat that much.

Any advice for a hardgainer?

(Side note: I'm not over training. I'm following a clasic Stuart McRobertish/ Further Brawn hardgainer routine and loving it. Deadlifts, squats, dips, arm curls, and so on)

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Music for exercise [11 Apr 2005|01:58pm]

Do you need some advice on what music you
should listen to when you do exercise?
When you are doing aerobics, bodybuilding, yoga,
cycling or just taking a walk?

Drop me a line, tell me what sort of
exercise you are doing and I will give you
recommendations. I listen to music
from all over the world, all genres.
I've got a big collection, i've worked before
as a musicjournalist. I'd like to give
you some tips, it is very fun.

If I can help other people in some way
it just makes me happy
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It's none of my business, but... [07 Feb 2005|03:15pm]

Things I'd say if I didn't think it was rude to give advice to strangers:

* Why are you wearing gloves on the treadmill?

* Is it for the same reason that you're wearing a belt to curl?

* Uh... if you enter a bodybuilding contest, they're going to look for at your legs, too.

* It's true that squats build mass, but only if you actually bend your legs.

* Your two spotters look kind of tired. Maybe you should help them a little.
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[06 Feb 2005|07:40pm]

There is a new freedom community in our midst, it is called unstoppables

Post at your freedom, read the info first. I'll remain the only moderator but just follow the previous communities rules basically except that all offensive posts must be placed behind a friends only lock, but you can make a public reference to the fact that you posted a friends only post and you can give the overall subject of the post as long as it doesn't refer to any certain person or group in the public posting. In the private posting you can say whatever.

BTW I will be reporting PollyPegLeg for harrassment as she posted numerous posts in my private journal and referenced my fiance's private photo journal.
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They did it! [06 Feb 2005|07:22pm]

The bastards suspended fitzilla_sucks!!!!

My bet is that they were getting enough emails with complaints that LJ was just like...screw this crap. Anybody know what happened?
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[01 Feb 2005|03:21pm]

Almost laughed out loud this morning when I realised that the guy doing 1/4 squats in the Smith machine was using about the same weight that my GF was using for A2G real squats.
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Well I am going to test out this ability to say anything [28 Jan 2005|12:24am]

Gymbrats it is!

Now who else here was extremely relieved when Roadwarrior220 finally called it quits in gymrats?

I was reading down through some of his shit in fitzilla and I came across a penis pumping post in which he claimed to not only have 3.5% bodyfat, but to have had that for the past 5 years. Also apparently 6 days a week he runs on the treadmill for 2 HOURS a day plus another hour of not only weights but more cardio.

WHAT AN ASS..if he went to my gym he would seriously be out back with a barbell mysteriously shoved in his ass in such a way that it comes out his mouth.

Also who here thinks of the word "hawaiian" as a race classification?
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Reactivating gymbrats!!! [27 Jan 2005|10:30pm]

So aquaholic introduced herself to gymrats by posting this picture (not of her) and saying it was of her:

and then I just posted this picture to her self-congratulations post in fitzilla and she deleted it and banned me.

woah drama.

i triple dare each one of you to go post the picture in the same place.
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[05 Dec 2004|04:11am]

FYI all, this experiment has been pretty entertaining so far! A couple people have tried to change my email address, and the password was changed (it is currently 14afdbg, but I will update my journal if it's tried again!) but because of LiveJournal's excellent anti-hacking tools my previous registered email can always recover any changes.

I think I'll let this go for a bit still before I "pull the plug" on it. But so far, you people are hillarious!

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[05 Dec 2004|03:02am]

[ mood | curious ]

I want to try a little experiement

My journal password is gbdfa41. Try it out, have fun.

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My Reaction to Static Contraction [30 Nov 2004|11:25am]

[ mood | curious ]

Last week, the concept of static contraction was brought to my attention as a superior way of building strength and muscle. I am skeptical. Static contraction is "taking a weight and holding it in the target muscle's strongest position as long as possible-until your static strength is exhausted in that position." Now, I can see this as being useful in building muscle, but check out the next bit: the exercises are to be done "with an average of two workouts per week and only two static-contraction reps per bodypart."

This cuts weight training down to about fifteen minutes once or twice a week.

Now, the people who told me about this want to use static contractions as their only strength-building exercise. It seems to me like they're looking for a quick fix. Using only this to build muscle seems like wishful thinking. The caveat I've seen in my brief online search is that static contractions shouldn't be done regularly. For instance, Static Contraction Training and Mike Mentzer, Heavy Duty Workout says, "This is a great technique to use to blast through plateaus, but don't use it too often."

More information on this topic can be found here:

I don't understand how such infrequent training can reap positive results. Do you know anything more about this? Is it bogus or true, and are there documented studies to prove it? If it is effective, can it be safely used as the primary method of muscular development? I want to know.

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[17 Nov 2004|04:36pm]

Hey, Just joined this community.. i'm 19 years old, weigh about 145lbs, i'm 5'9. About 7-9 months ago I bought a bowflex off ebay.. its an older model but one of the better models. I started walking/jogging short distance like 1/2 a mile and using the bowflex 3 days a week.. I gained alot of defintion in my arms.. mostly biceps but I still dident notice any toneing in my chest area where I really wanted improvement. I tryed doing this routine just eating whatever I want, soda, candy anything. I've now switched to only drinking water.. at least 60oz a day if not 100oz most days.. I try to keep up taking a multi vitamin I bought from gnc and usually 1 50gram protein shake a day.. I've recently found out my best bet would be to eat alot better.. stay away from too many carbs and have 1 gram of protein for every 1lb I weigh. I also have switched from using my bowflex to going to my college gym for free and doing a total body workout 3 days a week for 20-30minutes.. i've had big increases in how much I can lift and curl using various machines or free weights. I can do about 40-45 push-ups compared to me barely being able to do 10 before I started working out. My arms have gained some serious defintion and my chest seems to be starting to get smaller and toned.. I've had alot of mixed opinion's about what I should and should not do.. I know drinking water is a plus.. multivitamins and protein are all going to help.. I'm more or less looking to get a toned body nothing insane.. not like a body builder really just a flat chest.. maybe to the point of a 6-pack if I can dedicate myself. I've also gotten myself to the point of running for 2 miles without resting, i'll do about 30 mins of total cardio.. usually takes me 20 minutes to run 2 miles at a steady jogging pace then i'll walk the last 10 minutes. Any suggestions for changes? I was told to keep doing what i'm doing, drink 150g of protein a day and i'll defintily see results.. seems believeable to me.
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[20 Oct 2004|07:30pm]

I think this is awesome, i'm tacking it up on my wall, but it requires adobe to view

x-posted in power_lifting
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[04 Oct 2004|08:36pm]

Anybody know where I can buy 2 small racks that will hold my 7' bar off the ground so i can load it for deadlift and other such lifts that start on the ground? They have 2 in the gym at school here but when i go home its extremely annoying to have to load the bar on the ground or use stools to hold the bar up...and i've been looking around different websites with no success.
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[25 Sep 2004|06:01am]

[ mood | content ]

Hey guys, I was browsing through the communities and think I just found my calling. I'm a fellow gym brat just like you guys. I'm quite knowledgeable about strength workouts, dieting, etc. and I'm open to everybody's opinion. Any question or comments? Feel free to post. Ciao.

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The New Guy! [16 Sep 2004|11:55am]

Hey, had this community recomended to me by a TKD buddy, normalcyispasse, and thought I would check it out!

I've been doing TKD for about 7 years through about 4 different schools, I run, I swim, and I lift weights. I've been focusing a lot more recently on increasing my strength and definition without increasing my bulk too much. I really only have time to lift about twice a week and I try to hit all the major muscle groups in one round. I'm not sure how well this is working though. Is two times a week enough? Is it a good idea to go for the full body workout? Any suggestions?
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[21 Aug 2004|10:03am]
Is it detrimental to do weights everyday, or is it ok?

Would you recommend doing weights every other day, and cardio (running or swimming) on the rest of the days?
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