BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Health, Fitness, Martial Arts, and Nutrition
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-16-2008, 01:07 AM   #23
Manny212
Captain
 
Manny212's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY

Posts: 651
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to Manny212
i've been paying $60 a month for the past 2 years and havent stepped foot in the gym the past 4 months or so. I like to go running outdoors and i have a punching bag in the garage i use after running.

My dad wants to throw a bowflex in the garage so i'm going to quit the gym in august and we're throwing a pool in the backyard so ill be swimming everyday to keep in shape. Unless you workout hardcore and want to put on many pounds of muscle, the gym is pretty useless when you can get great workouts at home
__________________

2008 E92///M3 - | Alpine White/Fox Red Extended Novillo | Technology | Premium | Cold |
Mods: | 19" Avante Garde | Macht Schnell Filter | RPi Scoops | Rogue SSK | MS Spacers | ACM Test Pipes | ESS Tune | Remus Race | LUX V4 Angels | KW V3 |
Manny212 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #24
ZJP
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: F10 535xi / JK Wrangler
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LI, NY

Posts: 1,758
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyBimmerDude View Post
People love making fun of Bowflex's but it works. I need more weight added though. Guess this means I need to buy another one.
Just upgrade your power rods to more weight. I think 410 lbs. is the highest they have, I have the 310 lb. upgrade.
ZJP is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-20-2008, 02:10 PM   #25
smog
Private First Class
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: santa clara

Posts: 120
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Blob View Post
I really really really hate it when the gym smells like fart or poop..... and who doesn't?
i hear ya bro.. that was one of the major demotivator for me. at one point all i could focus on was other people's sweats, poop and other dude's sweaty butt cheeks mixing with farts..

so i quit my membership about 2 months ago, now im thinking of trying out this P90X program that i downloaded last week. it only requires a pull-up bar and dumbells or resistance bands. major plus for me since i have no room for a bench, racks and a bunch of weights.. anyone tried this P90X? is it the real deal?
smog is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-20-2008, 06:41 PM   #26
///Mandy
N54 <3
 
///Mandy's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Here.

Posts: 1,559
iTrader: (1)

It's harder to stay motivated when the nicer weather comes along.
Like tonight, I don't feel like going to the gym, but I have to stick to my 3x/week routine...

Seeing this avatar motivates me lol
__________________

E90 335xi|Nav pkg|Sport pkg|Dakota leather|Brushed aluminum trim|MTech kit
///Mandy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2008, 01:05 AM   #27
DougLikesBMW
Fapmin
 
DougLikesBMW's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 E46 330Ci
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, Texas

Posts: 2,659
iTrader: (0)

Damn. All I hear is a bunch of whining in this thread.

It's not hard to go to the gym. I pay $15 a month which is an amazing deal considering that I go 5 days out of the week, and that I could never buy all of the equipment that I would need to complete my workouts, let alone have the place to put it.

I'm putting on muscle mass, just got on a weight gainer, got a trainer for a bit. I've seen HUGE results in a short period of time.

By working out at home you seclude yourself from the advice of others, and their knowledge of working out/exercising.

After getting a trainer I have come to realize that I have spent many many months at the gym wasting my time. I just wasn't pushing myself hard enough.
DougLikesBMW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2008, 01:30 AM   #28
Bobby_Light
Major
 
Bobby_Light's Avatar
 
Drives: E36 M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,353
iTrader: (14)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DougLikesBMW View Post
After getting a trainer I have come to realize that I have spent many many months at the gym wasting my time. I just wasn't pushing myself hard enough.
Trainer FTW! I'm available in SoCal.

Seriously, I see so many people wasting their time in the gym with unfocused effort and repetitive, low-intensity routines. Bad form is so common as well. Drives me nuts actually. One of the best motivators to get to the gym is seeing results. A trainer will likely help in that regards although I have seen some horsesh*t trainers. I work with some unfortunately.
Bobby_Light is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2008, 01:35 AM   #29
yoyeewee
Major
 
yoyeewee's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 BMW M6 coupe
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, CA

Posts: 1,046
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by e92phreak View Post
I stopped going 6 years ago but still keep paying the darn monthly dues. :
LOL! I stopped going too about 4 years ago but have been paying the monthly dues too since then. *sigh*
__________________
2008 335i coupe Atlantic Blue with Black Leather Steptronic ZSP ZPP NAV PDC COMFORT ACCESS REAR SUNSHADE HEATED SEATS HD RADIO SIRIUS USB/IPOD 20" Klassen K5.1 3-piece wheels w/Toyo Tires Job Design Body Kit M3 Trunk Spoiler Eisenmann Exhaust Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
yoyeewee is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2008, 04:41 AM   #30
PBmadness
New Member
 
Drives: Red Wagon
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 26
iTrader: (0)

consistent workout routine + good diet + rest = results

The biggest mistake I see in the gym is bad form or improper execution and too much weight.

People also need to learn gym etiquette. Those at 24 Hour are the worst. I guess I get what I pay for ($9/month).
PBmadness is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2008, 10:00 AM   #31
Couch
Colonel
 
Couch's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston

Posts: 2,903
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Couch
I prefer the gym. Just because it gets me out of the house, and you never know whom you might meet or run into. Old friends, a new lady, etc.

I've been working non-stop for the past week and havent gone since last Saturday/Sunday and it's killing me. I have to go tomorrow if at all possible. But they'll probably have me slaving away for another 12+ hours again. By the end of the day I'm exhausted and have no desire to work out. I just want to get home and lay in bed.
Couch is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST