RussoC13 trainging update (still need help)
February 15, 2010 at 11:01 am #34423
ok well this winter i vowed to myself that i would do alot of strength and conditioning.. did not happen as much i would like.. between plowing snow and being sick, i have not had much time to seriously train.. i still lifted weights while i was sick but d@amn have we been hit hard with snow up here in northeast Ohio..
(sidenote.. i will kill mother nature if i ever meet her b!tch @ss)
that didnt leave much time for me to do much of anything.. my diet has been terrible the past 2 months.. when i was in the plow truck i didnt get much time to eat anything and when i wasnt working all i did was sleep.. before winter i was about 120lbs.. sadly i am DOWN to 108.. yeah i actually lost weight.. ok so to the point.. what can i do to keep my weight up while working long hours (usually 12-24) and still stay healthy.. im no nutritionist so i need serious help.. any input would be greatly appriciatedFebruary 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm #52702February 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm #52705
Can you get anywhere near a Tim Horton’s?
When I’m in Toronto I feel myself getting fatter just walking past the place…February 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm #52708
108? shit i aint been that light since i was about 12February 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm #52715
I thought I was misreading that, bro.
My gf weighs like 104, so maybe you should train with her.February 16, 2010 at 12:26 am #52716
You make me vomit. I have plenty of extra weight if you want to borrow some and promise to never give it back.February 16, 2010 at 6:37 am #52721
Burger King helped me.
In all seriousness when you eat, eat “big” meals instead of a bunch of small ones. By doing that you will bombard your metabolism and it wont be able to digest the food fast enough putting the extra on you.
Besides that just do lots of heavy reps in low quantinties. You want to be spent after 6-8 reps.
Also eat alot after 9 o clock cause that when most people metab shuts down or slowns down. And have a Protein shale before you go to bed.
Thats all I got.February 16, 2010 at 11:25 am #52729
What is your height i know you’ve mentioned it before?February 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm #52738
Go to the doctor and get checked for a tapeworm.February 17, 2010 at 6:43 am #52767
Honestly, bro, all jokes aside, but you should hit your local gym and talk to someone there about maybe recommending supplements to help you put on and retain some bulk.
Even your local GNC could probably throw you a few safe tips, not to mention almost every major MMA fighter [or their gym] p!mps some products, so try hitting their websites and seeing whats the what.
Wish I could be of more help, but I had the reverse problem, which was trying to drop nearly 20 pounds of beer and gourmet food so I didn’t completely humilate myself when I changed out of a chefs coat and into fight shorts last December…February 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm #52784
bsbiz – i would gladly take 40 lbs from you.. too bad science isnt that advanced yet… or is it
carls – i already eat waaay more than a normal person should eat.. when i get BK i usually get 3 double cheeseburgs 2 spicy chickens and a large fry.. and sometimes even one of those butterfinger pie things.. which brings me to think i do have a tapeworm.. but i have been like that my whole life so who knows..
zlh123 – i am 5’9 ish.. it changes every time i go to the doctors.. yeah i am way underweight for my height.. i think i would be underweight standing at 5 feet tall
jcohl – i was actually thinking about getting a personal trainer to help me out.. but thats gonna be hard to do considering my schedule and lack of money.. mainly because of so many holidays in a row and the abundance of PPV mma events..February 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm #52785
russoc13, I hear you on the funding issue, but here’s a story and suggestion that might help.
A guy I used to work with a few years back got punked in a bar by some guy hitting on his date.
The guy was a real douchbag, and wound up leaving later with my co-workers date, which said more about her IMO than either of the guys, but thats neither here nor there.
Next day he came to me and a couple of the other station chefs working at the Strat [at the time] because he knew we were into different martial arts, boxing, etc. The guy was asking us to show him how to kick someone’s a$$, get payback, blahblahblah.
We calmed him down and explained it doesn’t actually work like that, plus the guy was barely 140 and noticeably taller than I am, which put him around 6’1″ or so.
I explained that before the guy could start any sort of martial art, he needed to get in shape so that he didn’t hurt himself in the process of training.
Also, being a line cook at a Las Vegas casino meant he didn’t have a nickel to spare, and slept in his brother’s spare room and drove a sh!t-awful old Toyota to work, when he could get it to start.
What I told him to do was visit a few gyms that rocked both fitness and some sort of martial art, explain the situation to the owner/manager/head trainer/whoever was in charge, and try to work something out.
Offer to clean the gym after hours for free membership. Offer to pass out flyers or take out the trash or do the email responses or or seel tshirts or whatever it takes to get your foot in the door.
Sure, it took him a few tries, but eventually he found a situation with a friend of mine and his [now] wife, who at the time ran side by side Lucille Roberts and an aikido studio in a strip mall.
Five years later the guy is close to 170 and in solid shape, having “paid” his way the first couple years by cleaning the gyms, running errands, etc. He’s also testing for his aikido brownbelt later this year according to his myspace page, living with a girl he met at the gym, and snagged a much better job about a year ago over at the Orleans.
Finally, his myspace page pic is him sitting on his new motorcycle with his fairly cute female, so, y’know.
The guy used to be a real smack-boy, not confident and getting walked all over, both in the kitchen and in his everyday life. A few years later, the guy is a solid welterweight rocking a crotch rocket, a bleached blonde lap ornament, and enough skill and more inportantly confidence to score a better job, a better place to live, and if needs be he can fly some douchbag’s a$$ to the floor when he steps out of line with either him or his female.
Moral of the story:
don’t just accept being under[or over]weight. If you’re cool with a nickname like Stick or Lunchbox, then its all good, and you have my respect for accepting who and what you are.
But if it bothers you, then do something about it.
You’ll be glad you did…February 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm #52789
d@mn man.. your like ghandi.. that is a good idea i think im gonna have to fit cleaning gyms and, well in short, being someones b!tch into my schedule.. i think that might be the best advice i have ever gotten.. and for the record, i was pushed around alot back in school and even now people think they can push me around.. i have proven people wrong as of late and hopefully i can prove people wrong about mma as well.. d@mn now im motivated as he||February 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm #52819
Glad I could give some useful feedback to someone for a change.
During the jcohl project I got some amazing advice and support from the frenZied, so if anything I post or suggest helps, IMO its the very least I can do.
Also, forget about high school, bro, trust me on this.
I got thrown out of 2 of them for fighting, one with a teacher, and was on double secret probation from a 3rd when I graduated.
If it weren’t for wrestling and girls, I probably would have finished the 12th grade in county lock-up.
Also, please let us know as your schedule permits how its going for you…February 18, 2010 at 12:04 am #52823
if it makes you feel better RussoC13 i was 5′ 5″ 100 pound even when i graduated in 2006 i worked in a envirment where i couldnt add weight because i pushed a lawn mower for 8 hours a day and i was a active aggressive skater, Now i’m 145 pounds and been training off and on since last june in Muay Thai Kick boxing through Jason Dents Griffonrawl Academy now i spare with people that are 6’2″ 215 pounds and gaining more and more confidence everytime i step into the ring and train so moral is dont let the people not training or understanding how much it takes get you down, stay strong and do what you do
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