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New Years Resolutions and Weight Equipment

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- Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:07:30 EST pDb8LhgN No.93001
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Hey /ana/ (when did it change from /fit/?) anywho, I'm starting this year on the right foot. I'm not drinking for a month, I've started doing yoga every day, and I'm trying to eat better and keep my finances in check.

I'm a full-time line cook, about 5'11" and probably 130-150 lbs, and i've never really worked out besides walking every where, or riding my bike. The yoga has been great, I'm on day 4 of a 30 day yoga challenge and I certainly plan on continuing my practice after the 30 days.

I come to you today as a total newbie to the workout life. I just looked around on the internet for a beginner bodyweight program that i can do at home until I can get enough money together for a weight set. Here's the routine:

Three Circuits of:
>20 squats
>10 push-ups
>20 lunges
>10 dumbbell rows (using a jug filled with sand or something)
>15 second plank
>30 jumping jacks

I think that's a pretty good start for me, not knowing much about working out. So I guess my questions are this:

>What are things that I should include in my diet? Keep in mind that I don't make too much to buy a lot of groceries. I do have protein powder however.

>Is yoga a good way to warm up before working out?

>Does anyone have a particular weight set they'd recommend that I can get on the cheap?

And basically any other general tips for a newbie who's goal is to transition from a stick with a beer gut, to having a sort of Christian Bale body (best analogy I could come up with)

Thanks for any advice, links, videos, tips, tricks, etc!
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Sophie Smallville - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 22:15:50 EST N6jPiMzB No.93002 Reply
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>>93001
i don't know what your budget is, but this pair of powerblock 50s is $300 well spent. I really remember them being cheaper when I bought them, but that was like 7 years ago. Well, you know they'll last long too... it sounds expensive, but you get weights totaling 5-100 lbs.

i don't really know what christian bale looks like without a shirt on, but you're probably going to need to do a lot of weight training to get a body hollywood deems worthy. those guys seriously lift with personal trainers everyday to get into shape for a movie. some are even on hgh. Not sure body weight stuff is gonna cut it.

...and the best tip is to create a schedule and stick with it. every day.
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Cedric Cleckleville - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:20:31 EST 7Ejr0NVY No.93003 Reply
>>93002
>pair of powerblock 50s is $300 well spent.

man that's like two years of gym membership

OP, why do you NEED to work out at home?
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Cyril Sonderville - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:06:07 EST pDb8LhgN No.93004 Reply
>>93003
I need to work out from home because I don't have a car to get to and from the gym. My shift at work starts at 1:30pm until anywhere from 10-12. So the only time I'd be able to workout is in the morning. As much as I'd like to go to the gym, I'd be spending roughly $62/week (considering three times a week, that's six rides at $5-$10 so I'm just over shooting a bit)

Those $300 bells are severely out of budget. I'm using like a 25lbs bag of rice.
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Martha Hennergold - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:51:37 EST IZNiAHFE No.93006 Reply
Wow, the epic beginner thread got pushed off the front page.

>>90669

is where you'll find all the answers you're looking for.

Personally, I found MyFitnessPal to be pretty useful in tracking my nutrient intake. You can program in what ratio of protein carbs and fat and it'll give you a graph.
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Jarvis Pecklefedge - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:50:52 EST yQb0CqGi No.93036 Reply
>>93003
Not OP but I have a pretty decent home gym set up. I recently went to check out a gym in my area, it's been a while since I've gone to one since I have almost everything I need already and my god I like working out at home sooooo much more.

there's never anybody occupying a machine or using equipment that you have to wait for, I can play whatever music I want, I don't have to worry about my shit getting stolen from a locker (I have serious trust issues when it comes to this) and I live decently far from any gym in my area so the combined drive time and the time it takes to get changed and put shit in a locker altogether adds an hour to an hour and a half.

shit will eventually pay for itself too, I get most of my equipment second hand and anything that can be built I build (access to welder and workshop with every tool you could need to build shit). the way i see it a gym membership plus gas to drive to the gym is easily 350+ a year, but i've barely put 1300 into my setup and have almost everything I need. In 4 years my home gym pays for itself
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Ernest Peckletin - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:13:16 EST L1txwjLH No.93975 Reply
hit a 2.5bw squat

hit a 3x bw dead

hit a 2x bw bench
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Phineas Criffingfen - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:01:12 EST bj1fUxeW No.93988 Reply
>>93867
>>93973
This is all you need OP. Bench squat and deadlift will build your core muscles no matter what
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Phineas Snodstock - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:27:08 EST h0H+OH0J No.95254 Reply
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Lift, stretch then eat. Nice.
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Jack Fezzledale - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:44:34 EST Riy5Wxin No.95255 Reply
As I said before I make resolutions when and if I want to.

Right now I want to do a muscle up. I couldn't do a pull up before I was 30 now I can do 3x9 as part of a workout, I can do 3x12 tricep dips but I cannot do a muscle up. I get to the top of the pullup and am not able to move further. Right now I am far too lean for my liking and will probably be 3 or 4KG heavier most of the time too. However I can do 3x9 pullups at that weight too.

What exercises would build the strength required to complete the movement? This is my current project. Having a goal, to be able to do a thing I couldn't before is all well and good but I need to close the gap.
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Beatrice Hebblebury - Sat, 04 May 2019 23:48:28 EST dEcldrii No.95373 Reply
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Working hard and boy, my shoulders are sore.

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