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Robertrogo
07-17-2011, 07:26 PM
When lifting, don't go way above your limits or think you can do a tremendous amount of weight, especially for those just starting off or getting back into the game, you could seriously injure yourself

http://www.demotivationalposters.org/image/demotivational-poster/1006/weight-lifting-fail-sucks-weight-lifting-in-beijing-peking-c-demotivational-poster-1277240700.jpg

Deviation
07-18-2011, 01:39 AM
See also "spotter". ;)

Robertrogo
07-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Haha thats true, need those spotters with you at all times

Unless you have a spotter like this....

http://images7.cpcache.com/product/424191677v5_480x480_Front.jpg

Deviation
07-20-2011, 04:58 PM
LOL Yeah that would be me.

Robertrogo
07-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Exactly and when girls look like this in the gym or wear this clothing, it is extremely distracting

http://cdn1.kimkcdn.celebuzz.com/files/2009/02/kim-kardashian-workout-dvd-492x883.jpg

Deviation
07-20-2011, 05:07 PM
Oh good lawd! See now I'm going to be thinking about that instead of real, actual work.

OptikaNET
07-20-2011, 06:14 PM
Now, you see, if that was waiting for me at the gym I might be more motivated to go!!!

OptikaNET
07-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Actually, on the subject of not lifting too much;

A problem I have never understood is the following; If I haven't gone to the gym for a while, then I start again with a weight that I know I can safely lift, and increase it to one I feel safe working with in my first session back (deliberately staying lower than I know I should be able to lift). What gets me is that the next time I go to the gym I won't even be able to lift the weight I worked with last time!!! even though it's supposed to be a low weight.

For example. This is now my fourth week back at the gym after a long interval. The first week back I only did three workouts out of the four I was supposed to do, so shoulders and arms got missed out. The following week I added arms to my first workout, but shoulders didn't get done for the first time until the end of the week. My first shoulder exercise was Machine Shoulder Press. I put 30Kg on as a light start weight but this was too light so I worked up to 50Kg. The next week I missed shoulders so I added it to my first workout this week (so granted I had just done a 45 minute chest workout), but I sat down to do the Machine Shoulder Press and put 50Kg on.

I couldn't even lift the weights off the rest!!! Couldn't lift 50Kg at all. Could barely lift 30Kg!!!!

I know that over the next three weeks or so I'll work back to 50Kg and then go higher, but What is going on with this second visit thing????

Kind Regards
Dave

PS. That spotter thing has happened to me far too many times!!!

Deviation
07-20-2011, 07:02 PM
If it makes you feel any better, I've had that without a break. What I've attributed it to was overtraining.

Robertrogo
07-22-2011, 02:37 PM
Just thought I would throw this out there since I posted a picture of Kim Kardashian but speaking of her, lately I have fallen in love with her look alike from the Old Navy commercials, yes the commercial is annoying but boy howdy haha

http://media.masslive.com/entertainment/photo/melissa-molinaro-c0b956596e3dee84.jpg

drCTL8oTHo8

Deviation
07-22-2011, 02:59 PM
Whoa. Even better.

Robertrogo
07-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Haha I know and unlike Kim K, she is all natural and can actually sing which is a plus ;)

I love how this has turned into a thread of not lifting too much to oogling women...sad sad state we are in here at the JEFIT Forums haha

OptikaNET
07-22-2011, 04:12 PM
Shouldn't this be in the motivation thread? LOL

Kind Regards
Dave

mrwright
07-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Because the gym i go is small an quiet, i've only had the pleasure of this kind of "motivation" once, but MY GOD!
imagine a basketball cut in half and put down some skintight trousers, I think i ended up doing about 30 sets of tricep dips purely because of the "motivation" infront of me on the treadmill!

http://prettyboring.com/files/images/kkass2.jpg

Robertrogo
07-22-2011, 04:32 PM
Shouldn't this be in the motivation thread? LOL

Kind Regards
Dave

That is what I originally thought but it went from motivation, to spotting, then to reason an individual is not spotting, then to women....of course they are all linked together but took it to another level here haha

OptikaNET
07-22-2011, 04:35 PM
In the Gym yesterday, acting as a personal trainer, I found:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198062_120249214716665_120209058054014_148265_1081 545_n.jpg

Talk about inspiration!

Kind Regards
Dave

OptikaNET
07-22-2011, 04:42 PM
When I first saw Yvette she was working on the pullups station. I didn't know whether to hide in the locker room in shame, or to propose marriage!!!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/190575_120245034717083_120209058054014_148221_1865 122_n.jpg

Apparently she's Miss Fitness UK or soemthing.

Kind Regards
Dave

Deviation
07-22-2011, 06:17 PM
Wow. That's some muscle there!

Robertrogo
07-22-2011, 08:47 PM
Hahah this is just a great thread, want to throw that out there, and of course...these

http://cdn.wikinevis.com/4f186a6808gara_1.jpg.jpg

and

http://www.outofaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Megan-Daniels-1.jpg

Justin I know you will appreciate these both hah ;)

Deviation
07-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Aww yes. That's my girl Megan Daniels. Damn.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110321/12/4d87a190727d8.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100601/21/4c05e27e71e64.jpg

OptikaNET
07-25-2011, 09:53 PM
Actually, on the subject of not lifting too much;

A problem I have never understood is the following; If I haven't gone to the gym for a while, then I start again with a weight that I know I can safely lift, and increase it to one I feel safe working with in my first session back (deliberately staying lower than I know I should be able to lift). What gets me is that the next time I go to the gym I won't even be able to lift the weight I worked with last time!!! even though it's supposed to be a low weight.

For example. This is now my fourth week back at the gym after a long interval. The first week back I only did three workouts out of the four I was supposed to do, so shoulders and arms got missed out. The following week I added arms to my first workout, but shoulders didn't get done for the first time until the end of the week. My first shoulder exercise was Machine Shoulder Press. I put 30Kg on as a light start weight but this was too light so I worked up to 50Kg. The next week I missed shoulders so I added it to my first workout this week (so granted I had just done a 45 minute chest workout), but I sat down to do the Machine Shoulder Press and put 50Kg on.

I couldn't even lift the weights off the rest!!! Couldn't lift 50Kg at all. Could barely lift 30Kg!!!!

Just done this week's shoulder workout and, remembering what happened last week, I started at 30kg and it was way too easy!!! So I worked quite happily at 50kg!!!

Weird!!!

Kind Regards
Dave

jghight
07-29-2011, 08:56 PM
What does your weight training weekly split look like?