BadMofoPimp wrote: Orium wrote:
BadMofoPimp wrote:I would stick to the lighter reps and diet in the beginning. Then, build your routine up until you can handle the heavy lifting. Because, if you go straight into heavy lifting, you will be sore all the time and not want to lift. Routine is key. Being at the gym at the same time and eating at certain times each and every day.
Good advice. If I could go back to when I started I would rotate cycling/swimming/running for overall core fitness and heavy boxing for building upper body symmetry. You'd explode when finally hitting the heavy weights after a year of this.
I remember when I decided to train for a 26 mile marathon. I don't think I ran more than 2 miles at a time before that. I started off with 2 miles a day for 2-3 weeks then went to 4 miles for a couple weeks until I was doing 8 to 10 miles 4-5 days a week. I then would incorporate stopping every 2 miles at a certain spot and doing 50 decline pushups and 50 situps then continue running. I wouldn't stop for a breather as I would run to the spot and immediately drop to do my reps to keep the heart pumping. Eventually, I got (8) miles with 250 pushups and 250 situps done so easily that is was just a routine. I would start at 6pm every day and be done before 7:10pm and be home by 7:30pm. That was my routine. My body would actually be looking forward to it after a while.
It's great when your body reaches that point of needing
heavy activity just to feel calm. It's funny with the health problems in our country and overall lack of fitness when you hear people not liking exercise cause it causes soreness etc.. if only they could experience the flip side of the coin, they'd never want to stop.
That's a pretty strong routine, and it sounds like it just evolved naturally based on what your body was asking for.. which is the way it should be. People get too caught up with "the best routines" and forego just listening to what their body wants.