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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2009, 07:25:02 PM »
Just Fucking Train
hahaha good one!

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2009, 07:25:33 PM »
And don't let the mind play tricks with you as it typical for us humans. Let's be real that time you take working out you would just watch tv or spend on getbig.com, porn sites or whatever anyway, so you just might as well train instead. No loss. Simple.

All secrets are out now! Have fun.  ;)

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2009, 07:26:04 PM »
I give you quality advice/info and you ignore it?!  >:(

You just fucked up big time, Akus. Are you an arab?
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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2009, 07:26:17 PM »
So you want to know how to train everyday without getting burned out or bored? Just take a nap when you get a chance and always eat a pre workout meal with carbs and protein.

Examples of such meals? Yeah, I am a n()()b :-[

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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2009, 07:27:04 PM »
Examples of such meals? Yeah, I am a n()()b :-[

STFU
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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2009, 07:28:37 PM »
Ha ha, webcke tried to help this dude but he won't listen.  Just like what I said would happen. 

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2009, 07:29:05 PM »
STFU
Ok, what the hell did I do to be told this?  :-\

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2009, 07:29:16 PM »
or try the grade A fancy strawberries with some goat cheese. relax  enjoy life.

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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2009, 07:30:45 PM »
Ha ha, webcke tried to help this dude but he won't listen.  Just like what I said would happen. 
I am all ears, what is your advice? That is, assuming you actually have something of substance to say.

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2009, 07:32:54 PM »
you ignorant fuck!!  >:(


Why isn't there ignore button on this board?

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2009, 07:33:11 PM »
I am all ears, what is your advice? That is, assuming you actually have something of substance to say.


If you want help post pictures first, easy
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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2009, 07:34:24 PM »
Why isn't there ignore button on this board?

So you could igonre it like you did my advice.....?

STFU
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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2009, 07:42:58 PM »
Ahahah this shit is funny. 

PS:Webcke your post count is almost 6666

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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2009, 01:55:59 AM »
Set short term and long term targets. They are great for motivation. Take pictures, don't look at them for 6-8 weeks. Convince yourself you have to make an improvement by then. After 6-8 weeks look at the pictures, take another set, see your improvement and repeat.

Also, get a routine down. eg a sequence of things you always do before you workout or certain music as well.

Finally, eat well, train smart and get enough sleep. Good luck

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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2009, 03:27:35 AM »
Agree with B2L, a pre gym ritual can be helpful.  Don't take $20 worth of supplements every time like supp companies want you to, lol, but just find something simple like having a coffee or a bottle of water.  Also, make it as easy as possible to go.  I workout at home, but if I went to a gym I'd always have my gear ready to go, put in a bag in the car if you go straight from work, etc (get it ready for the next trip as soon as you come home after a workout). 

Setting a schedule (a realistic schedule, given your other obligations), even if it's only 1x or 2x a week, and committing to it can be useful if you juggle a busy life and feel rushed or like you're 'fitting in' your trips to the gym.  If your scheduled gym time is 5-6pm on Wed and someone asks you to do something which conflicts, then the answer is "Can't, I'm busy."

Consider backing off on intensity, frequency of training, or possibly volume if you're in there lifting constantly for over an hour.  Consistency is more important than intensity.

How you view the gym is important.  Try to see it as a place where you can devote your energies solely to yourself.  Odds are, like most of us, you spend most of your day devoting your energy to others.  The gym can be your place and your time.  You can go there and leave behind all the worry, stress, and bullshit of daily life.  Never bring any of that stuff into the gym with you.  Rest assured that it will be waiting for you when you exit, but give yourself permission to be 100% worry free while in the gym.

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Re: Total lack of motivation v. I have no idea where topics like this belong.
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2009, 06:44:00 AM »
Try going for long walks in the evening.
You'll be surprised what a difference this makes, it's actually good cardio, not to mention the fresh air and getting some time to think.

Also, if you don't want to go to gym, try doing bodyweight exercises. You can do them in your room or lounge or whatever so there's not much excuse not to do them.
For instance if I'm sitting around on my computer, I'll stop every now and then, do some push-ups or any bodweight exercise, then record it....and at the end of the day it adds up quite nicely even if time is limited since it just takes a minute or so to do them each time.

And if you're not committed to a diet....just try to be more aware of what you're eating, look at the labels and try and at least reduce the sugar, fat or carbs or whatever.

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Hello Akus

Actually you are doing well...at least you are doing something and at least you feel guilty about not working out unlike a lot of other people who won't get off the couch even if you used a crane...

Burn out happens a lot for guys who are our age and who are naturals and don't take drugs...our bodies can only take so much and we expend a lot of mental energy just taking care of our kids, our wives and ourselves plus working all day....it's really tough to maintain focus to work out...so what you are going through is very normal....don't let some of the putdowns on here get to you...

I go through the same thing....the best way to deal with it is to try and schedule your week on sunday or monday so you know when you are going to the gym and what time...and don't over do it by making unrealistic goals..if you can only make it to the gym two times a week then go two times a week..thats okay....work out your upper body one day and your lower body the next and do cardio on those days as well.....you can even add one or two other gym days where you only do cardio and abs..this will motivate you to go more since on those days you know you won't be punishing your body by lifting weights and it will make you show up to the gym more often...

don't beat yourself up because you are not motivated....this only causes you to become less motivated...too much self-criticism wears you down psychologically.....just start slow and do the above...pretty soon you will be proud of yourself because you will be consistent


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reality check- lifting weights and working out isn't supposed to be fun
stop being a pussy and just work out

I beg to differ. To me, lifting weights is indeed fun. It's a blast, which is why I've been doing it for as long as I have.


That's what so neat about Ronnie Coleman's videos. He looks as if he's having the time of his life, lifting poundages that would KILL the average IFBB pro......"YEAH BUDDY!!!! LIGHT WEIGHT!!!!!!"

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I beg to differ. To me, lifting weights is indeed fun. It's a blast, which is why I've been doing it for as long as I have.


That's what so neat about Ronnie Coleman's videos. He looks as if he's having the time of his life, lifting poundages that would KILL the average IFBB pro......"YEAH BUDDY!!!! LIGHT WEIGHT!!!!!!"

 ;D







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switch gyms every so often - it helps keep me motivated plus i dont end up standing around bullshitting near as much - maybe try getting a training partner - someone who will kick your ass if you dont show up - watch some videos (ton of them on you tube) - or just man up and decide youre gonna do even if you hate it some days 

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switch gyms every so often - it helps keep me motivated plus i dont end up standing around bullshitting near as much - maybe try getting a training partner - someone who will kick your ass if you dont show up - watch some videos (ton of them on you tube) - or just man up and decide youre gonna do even if you hate it some days 




switching gyms is to much work.......getting a training partner is a good idea though...but sometimes training partners can be bad for you if they aren't motivated...they can actually contribute to you decreasing your workouts