Top 10 reasons you fail at the gym

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    Well, some on your list I actually do and feel it contributes greatly to my success. For instance,

    9. You utilize the mirror to admire yourself rather than perfect your form
    -Proper form has never done anything for me, if I want to stop my gains and hit a plateau, I'll do perfect form. It is knowing how to, and when to cheat are what makes me continuously move forward.

    8. You perform reps of heavy weight at 1/4 range of movement
    -I perform partial movements on pretty much all exercises because I find them far superior to full extensive reps in terms of building mass.

    6. You don't squat or dead lift
    -I personally avoid both of these. I use to squat and deadlift heavy until 3 years ago when I realized my legs and back were not growing. I switched squats to lunges and my legs ballooned up. I switched deadlifts to half rack partial deadlifts and my back blew up.

    Thats just me though, we are each different.
    Touche...I'll have to keep that in mind if/when I plateau!


  2. Quote Originally Posted by NCAA68 View Post
    any man who wears lifting gloves
    I didnt think of lifting gloves until I was doing deads and had a callus rip off and started bleeding on everything. Then I just realized, fck what people think...its practical.
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  3. My list of reasons "you+gym=fail"

    - You think bulking up means eating a lot and benching/curling more than normal.
    - You go to the gym and neglect your back, leaving your upper body hunched over like a dumb ass.
    - You think taking supplements will help you keep size when you stop working out.
    - You believe anything you see on the ads of MD Magazine.
    - You read Muscle and Fitness mag. (nothing against it, just personally don't think it's as useful as MD for me )
    - You think training for a competition means getting a personal trainer at your local fitness club.
    - You train the way some trainer tells you, not what is best for your body.
    - You pay for training, and neglect the AM forums
    - You let the weight slam on the way down instead of slowly lowering it (or at least trying to lower it slowly.
    - You think doing lunges replaces squats.
    - You don't research that PH the guy at the nutrition shop sold you.
    - You think working out is the key to being fit, regardless of diet.
    - You think going when you feel like it will keep you fit, and it's the thought that counts more than the action (mainly directed at obese/severly overweight people. not trying to step on toes, just my 0.02)
    - You think N.O., protein, and bcaa's are the only supps you need, and the rest of your diet doesn't matter (I've seen this a lot personally).

    And my favorite one from a bikini model I trained shortly (due to her lack of intelligence for dieting)
    -You think fat burners are the answer for every form of weight loss, and gaining more muscle won't look good.

    Some of these are kinda incomplete thoughts, and need to be re-worded, but that's my list... for what it's worth

    Quote Originally Posted by ryox82 View Post
    I didnt think of lifting gloves until I was doing deads and had a callus rip off and started bleeding on everything. Then I just realized, fck what people think...its practical.
    It's practical for those who lift heavy, or have issues like yours. I've yet to use gloves, never had major issues with callouses or blisters, and still lifted heavier and heavier. I've noticed that guys without gloves will lift a lot more weight, but that's just from my perception. I don't kock glove users, but do poke fun because I personally don't use them.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by ryox82 View Post
    I didnt think of lifting gloves until I was doing deads and had a callus rip off and started bleeding on everything. Then I just realized, fck what people think...its practical.
    In that case you may have needed gloves, or possibly straps
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by NCAA68 View Post
    In that case you may have needed gloves, or possibly straps
    Word to straps. Got mine broken in (leather), and have never been able to go back . My lift shot up because I could actually hold onto the bar better hahaha
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  6. gloves yes, straps no.

    Straps are a replacement for decent forearm muscles.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by gamer2be08 View Post
    Agreed.
    WTF!! What kind of puss doesn't wear gloves!


  8. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    gloves yes, straps no.

    Straps are a replacement for decent forearm muscles.
    Exactly. Straps are for girls.

    Wraps are ok though.

  9. I said straps purely bc the Guy said he ripped a callus off so it seemed to me he was deadlifting more than his grip allowed.

    Gloves are allowable for boxing or baseball thats it

  10. I wear gloves so I don't get thick as$ calluses on my hands, I'm a cook and need to feel what i touch. Calluses also create an undesirable surface that promotes the spread of bacteria and scrapes skin off my wang when I whack it.
    I use straps because working one muscle group at a time gives me better results and I can go a couple more reps when doing dead's or rows. Lately I have been doing forearms while I watch my kid take a bath every night.
    Quote Originally Posted by madds87 View Post
    Im not to fond of taking serm's for long periods of time....

  11. I used to use gloves. Now I just use chalk. My hands get beat to sh1t but I can hold onto the bar much better and still work my grip. The lame bars they have at the fitness center I go to would roll in my hands and gloves. Now whenever my skin start peeling off I just rip it off and throw it away. If I have obvious open soft flesh I clean it up.

  12. I use straps. In the two months that i've been using them my DL has shot up about 100 lbs because I can actually hold onto the bar now.

  13. I've got turtle shells on my both hands, including at the base of my pinky
    NSCA - CSCS

  14. I wear gloves even on leg day.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    I wear gloves even on leg day.
    lol
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    gloves yes, straps no.

    Straps are a replacement for decent forearm muscles.
    Depends on what the weight is, and if the person just has a stronger lower body than upper body. I've always had a weak upper, and severely lacking forearms. My legs have always been insanely strong due to being a mountain bike, and road bike rider well before I was even in high school. Also, my legs hamstrings have always been stronger than what my forearms could bear due to being a catcher in baseball for many years prior to my gym days. It all depends on the person in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    I wear gloves even on leg day.
    HARDCORE!

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    I wear gloves even on leg day.
    I wear straps on leg day.

  18. I wear back support on ab day? lol

  19. Quote Originally Posted by DR.D View Post
    I wear straps on leg day.
    LOL ... Dr.D, is that because you are doing lunges with a 150lb dumbell in each hand?

    I think I wore gloves the other day during a leg workout ... just force of habit I guess.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by WheyGood View Post
    LOL ... Dr.D, is that because you are doing lunges with a 150lb dumbell in each hand?

    I think I wore gloves the other day during a leg workout ... just force of habit I guess.
    Haha, yeah! And I still feel like a real man doing it, with my 150lb dumbell lunges AND squatting 600lbs at the same time. And my pink Reebok waist belt with matching leg warmers. Dudes look at me all crazy, and I just get up in their face like "What?!"

    For real tho, I agree with all 10 of these criteria, except the glove thing and the one about rest between sets. On leg and shoulder days, I see a great improvement if I take about double the time between sets, not sure why.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by ryox82 View Post
    I didnt think of lifting gloves until I was doing deads and had a callus rip off and started bleeding on everything. Then I just realized, fck what people think...its practical.
    x2!

    pissed me off too.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by timmmah View Post
    I wear gloves so I don't get thick as$ calluses on my hands, I'm a cook and need to feel what i touch. Calluses also create an undesirable surface that promotes the spread of bacteria and scrapes skin off my wang when I whack it.
    I use straps because working one muscle group at a time gives me better results and I can go a couple more reps when doing dead's or rows. Lately I have been doing forearms while I watch my kid take a bath every night.
    I laughed through all of this except for that last sentence... W T F

  23. Quote Originally Posted by nynone View Post
    I wear back support on ab day? lol
    i never wear back support..

  24. Quote Originally Posted by gamer2be08 View Post
    i never wear back support..
    Neither do I. I was just tryin to find something as a good comeback lol. Guess it worked?

  25. Quote Originally Posted by ShadowFury View Post
    I laughed through all of this except for that last sentence... W T F
    Wow! I see how that could be misconstrued....I meant that I keep a forearm flexing machine thing in the bathroom and bust out like 10 sets while the baby is in the tub. Babies can't be left in tubs unsupervised....they eat the shampoo.
    Quote Originally Posted by madds87 View Post
    Im not to fond of taking serm's for long periods of time....

  26. Quote Originally Posted by timmmah View Post
    Wow! I see how that could be misconstrued....I meant that I keep a forearm flexing machine thing in the bathroom and bust out like 10 sets while the baby is in the tub. Babies can't be left in tubs unsupervised....they eat the shampoo.
    hahaha lmao! I thought you were just making a sick joke, but hey when ya got kids it's amazing how you can find ways to fit things into the madness...
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  27. +1 for thinking it was a sick joke haha

  28. 3. You spend more $$$ on supplements than on your diet


    What if you work at a casino and 2 meals a day are free in the buffet :3?

  29. Quote Originally Posted by immaboss9 View Post
    hahaha lmao! I thought you were just making a sick joke, but hey when ya got kids it's amazing how you can find ways to fit things into the madness...
    Wow I honestly didnt take that the wrong way until someone else brought it up. I guess tren blocks the facked up part of ur brain
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