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    Yea, it's great to do once a week or even a couple times a month if you are able to, and it gets you so much stronger, you'll see your core lifts sky rocket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mber View Post
    Yea, it's great to do once a week or even a couple times a month if you are able to, and it gets you so much stronger, you'll see your core lifts sky rocket!
    Yeah I did it for six weeks then didn't re sign up. During tax season it was just too hard to get there consistently. Since I started my new job I've still been bad. I never feel like going to the gym.

    I can't go in the AM because I have to take care of my daughter, then after work, after dinner, after getting the baby to sleep, the last thing I want to do with my 2 free hours is spend 3/4 of it at the gym. It's bad I know.

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    I agree with most of this but man planet fitness really is a piece of sh*t. It's great for obese people who wanna lose weight but for all the things you mentioned like getting into shape/building strength and muscle it's awful. I've seen more weightlifting equipment in high school gyms. The final straw for me was them not allowing deadlifts.
    I'm at PF, and approaching my last months. I'm tired of the bullcrap rules, and will undoubtedly go somewhere else. I go to 2 different PFs with my black card membership. The Orange City one is Nazi-esque with their rules. The location is literally about 10 mins away from my house. Daytona Beach is much more lenient, open 24 hours and close to my job. The Daytona location doesn't say anything when I do deadlifts or lunges with the barbell/plates. I tend to be torn on which location to go to on days off. If I have a lower body day I'm almost guaranteed to drive the 35 mins to Daytona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DontHateOnNumber2 View Post
    I'm at PF, and approaching my last months. I'm tired of the bullcrap rules, and will undoubtedly go somewhere else. I go to 2 different PFs with my black card membership. The Orange City one is Nazi-esque with their rules. The location is literally about 10 mins away from my house. Daytona Beach is much more lenient, open 24 hours and close to my job. The Daytona location doesn't say anything when I do deadlifts or lunges with the barbell/plates. I tend to be torn on which location to go to on days off. If I have a lower body day I'm almost guaranteed to drive the 35 mins to Daytona.

    What PF really means by 'judgement free' is that they cater to the crowd they feel will make them the most money and have the poorest attendance.

    People who do strength training 4-5 days a week simply aren't profitable when you're charging $10/month for memberships.
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    agreed
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    This thread has really taken off well I see.

    I finally found a top quality diet protein shake that doesn't taste of arse. Shame it's expensive as balls. You can't win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    This thread has really taken off well I see.

    I finally found a top quality diet protein shake that doesn't taste of arse. Shame it's expensive as balls. You can't win.
    It doesn't taste like ass, but is expensive as balls? Where the hell do you shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey at the Bat View Post
    It doesn't taste like ass, but is expensive as balls? Where the hell do you shop?
    Welcome to London.
    40 pitchers, ever, have an ERA+ of 130 or higher for their career. 15 have 140 or higher. 3 guys have 150 or higher - one is right at 150, the second place guy is at 154, and Mariano Rivera is at 205.

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    Welcome to London.
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    Yeah I did it for six weeks then didn't re sign up. During tax season it was just too hard to get there consistently. Since I started my new job I've still been bad. I never feel like going to the gym.

    I can't go in the AM because I have to take care of my daughter, then after work, after dinner, after getting the baby to sleep, the last thing I want to do with my 2 free hours is spend 3/4 of it at the gym. It's bad I know.
    It's what happens with kids. When the 3 of mine were little, I was so damn tired, I barely wanted to work out. When they got a bit older, I started running at 5:15am. It totally sucked but I had to do it and I met my friends in the morning who were in the same boat. It's a little easier now but not much. It's the price you pay when you work full time and have kids.

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    I am about to quit my gym membership @ Fitness First (Singapore). Can't stand it. It's right downstairs from my office which is awesome, but 9/10 of it is treadmills, ellipticals and stair climbers. They have 1 set of dumbells for each weight, one squat rack, one bench, one incline and a few free standing benches. Pretty much made for the expat crowd who just wants to run and generally stay in shape, which is fine, but def not enough for me.

    I am going to switch it up and join the Evolve MMA gym down the street. I will be paying a bit more but I might as well learn something while I exercise and the Muay thai guys are all champs in Thailand and the BJJ portion has a bunch of Brazilian dudes in it from the Gracie gyms. The gym was also getting a bit repetitive for me since my lifting partner left so I'm just looking for a change of scenery. They also do this kettleball/heavy rope/TRX/Crossfit-movement session daily so that's how I will keep my strength up.

    Will keep you all posted..

    BTW, what is this Planet Fitness BS? I don't remember seeing any in NY.. no deadlifts? Pizza nights? What are a few of the other BS rules you guys are referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanman7483 View Post

    BTW, what is this Planet Fitness BS? I don't remember seeing any in NY.. no deadlifts? Pizza nights? What are a few of the other BS rules you guys are referring to?
    PF is exactly the same as the first gym you described, 95% cardio equipment.
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    If space is an issue, I suggest buying a JC Band. Google it. It's just a big rubber band, but it can kick your a$$ if you utilize it properly. Under $20 too.



    Didn't see that. That probably explains all the PMs from him in my inbox.
    I will check it out...I looked briefly between meetings at work and there were several including some sort of Predator model.

    I may start using the gym at work - it's free and a lot of people go and they actually have trainers there. My two bosses use this place that has a personal trainer but it's a private gym - I don't think I can see spending that kind of money - but I don't love the idea of working out when I need to drop a few with people I work with. My friend Chris (who is huge and all muscle) was saying that nobody is there to check out other people and say "she needs to drop 20lbs" but still. he keeps trying to talk me into going - we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    This thread has really taken off well I see.

    I finally found a top quality diet protein shake that doesn't taste of arse. Shame it's expensive as balls. You can't win.
    What's the brand?

    I've found that protein is basically protein, outside of soy. In other words, paying for expensive stuff is a bit overrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bronxbombers View Post
    It's what happens with kids. When the 3 of mine were little, I was so damn tired, I barely wanted to work out. When they got a bit older, I started running at 5:15am. It totally sucked but I had to do it and I met my friends in the morning who were in the same boat. It's a little easier now but not much. It's the price you pay when you work full time and have kids.
    It's nice that you have people who want to exercise/run too. If I had someone to motivate and push me, I would be out walking every morning.
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    My supps:

    Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex
    NO XPLODE - preworkout
    Ultra man multivitamins

    Back when I used to play a lot of hoops and rugby, I took animal pak. It really, really makes a big difference.

    NO XPLODE is good but I feel that the effects are wearing off. I'm building a tolerance. I'm like a crackhead now - I brew a cup of tea with 2 teabags in it and drop a scoop of no-xplode in before I play bball these days. That's my secret.

    I'm going to start taking some omega 3's for the ligament component now that I'm doing the MMA.Prob should've started doing that a long time ago.

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    If you are tired of the grilled chicken and tuna diet like I am, I like to mix it up with some braised tofu and veggie stir fry. Literally just throw a big ass brick of tofu into your pan, some snap peas, onions, stir it around w/ some olive oil and put a few drops of light soy sauce in and you're golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanman7483 View Post
    If you are tired of the grilled chicken and tuna diet like I am, I like to mix it up with some braised tofu and veggie stir fry. Literally just throw a big ass brick of tofu into your pan, some snap peas, onions, stir it around w/ some olive oil and put a few drops of light soy sauce in and you're golden.
    that sounds pretty good except for the tofu part. especially the "big ass brick" of it. is this something that's an acquired taste? I tried it once and never again...it's a texture thing too - it's like cottage cheese for me. blech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanman7483 View Post

    NO XPLODE is good but I feel that the effects are wearing off. I'm building a tolerance. I'm like a crackhead now - I brew a cup of tea with 2 teabags in it and drop a scoop of no-xplode in before I play bball these days. That's my secret.
    Try some Jack3d, or some m5 or c4 made by cellucor
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-ball-lunachick View Post
    that sounds pretty good except for the tofu part. especially the "big ass brick" of it. is this something that's an acquired taste? I tried it once and never again...it's a texture thing too - it's like cottage cheese for me. blech.
    Whoops. Actually, take the big ass brick and then chop it up into pieces. For the most part, tofu doesn't really have flavor. I get the braised tofu because the texture is very firm, although still soft. That's why you mix in different components such as snap/snow peas, which will give give you a nice crunch to offset the tofu's softness.

    Also keep in mind the tofu takes on the flavor of whatever it's cooked with, which is why I sweat out some onions and garlic in the pan before I start the tofu. Great protein, low carbs and fat... not much more you can ask for.

    Sorry to keep going on about tofu, but what I'll also do is take nori (japanese seaweed) sheets, quarter them, and then scoop the tofu/veggies into one of them and eat it like a mini-fajita. You eat slower this way as you need to somewhat assemble your food, therefore allowing you to achieve fullness while eating less. Also adds additional crunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mber View Post
    Try some Jack3d, or some m5 or c4 made by cellucor
    Thanks.. I'll check into that. The thing that sucks is that a lot of the ingredients in all of the above are banned here. I had to bring my no-xplode from the States.

    Wish they brought back the ephedra!

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    Thanks.. I'll check into that. The thing that sucks is that a lot of the ingredients in all of the above are banned here. I had to bring my no-xplode from the States.

    Wish they brought back the ephedra!
    Ephedra should stay banned. That stuff is not safe.

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    What's the brand?

    I've found that protein is basically protein, outside of soy. In other words, paying for expensive stuff is a bit overrated.
    It's a British brand called Reflex and it's pretty big here. The protein is called diet protein as I'm still trying to lose weight to get to around 160 lbs walking weight so i can fight at 155lbs. Here is the protein

    http://www.reflex-nutrition.com/prod...Protein-M.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by krystl View Post
    It's nice that you have people who want to exercise/run too. If I had someone to motivate and push me, I would be out walking every morning.
    See I'm the opposite. I want to just get in, do my workout and get out. I get bothered by people who stand around and chit chat at the gym. It's not a social club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    See I'm the opposite. I want to just get in, do my workout and get out. I get bothered by people who stand around and chit chat at the gym. It's not a social club.
    I think Karen was talking about what she does for a work out and what I do for a workout which isn't at a gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystl View Post
    It's nice that you have people who want to exercise/run too. If I had someone to motivate and push me, I would be out walking every morning.
    The woman you were walking with fizzeled out? You predicted that. Is there anyone else close-by?

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