Do you watch your weight?

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#51 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@Star0 said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

@Star0 said:

No and I laugh at people that do, especially guys. I'll eat whatever I want when I want to. It just means I'll spend longer working out. Whatever, no big deal.

You are a tool

You must be fat. Keep blaming other people.

lol
If only

#52 Posted by Star0 (443 posts) -

@chaoscougar1: If only? So you're anorexic? *confused* Being an ass won't help...

#53 Edited by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@Star0 said:

@chaoscougar1: If only? So you're anorexic? *confused* Being an ass won't help...

Nah
Gym it 4-5 times a week, but still on the skinny side
Agreed

#54 Edited by RimacBugatti (1279 posts) -

@Legend002: I have found that the Bruce Lee diet is by far the easiest diet to manage weight. I'm physically very lazy and I eat several times per day and aside from doing a little cardio I have been decreasing body fat. My only enemy is bread but I basically live on fruits and vegetables. And the green tea gives you more than enough energy and helps with the fat burn. May I ask you how old you are since maybe you haven't experienced a decrease in your metabolism?

#55 Posted by indzman (17601 posts) -

@Star0 said:

Gym it 4-5 times a week, but still on the skinny side

same :)

For how long you doing Gym ? For how many Hrs ? I can't seem to get muscle also , on slim side :(

#56 Posted by l34052 (3166 posts) -

6'1 and 255lbs, i do alot of power lifting/weight training so im not too concerned about weight (its all relative anyways) i'd rather make sure i dont lose any strength any time so eat big regularly.

#57 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@indzman said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

@Star0 said:

Gym it 4-5 times a week, but still on the skinny side

same :)

For how long you doing Gym ? For how many Hrs ? I can't seem to get muscle also , on slim side :(

Bout an hour to hour and a half
I use to go longer, but found shortening the session + increasing weight / decreasing reps helped me put on a bit of size

#58 Posted by KiIIyou (27146 posts) -

No, I go by more of how im looking and feeling, then go from there

#59 Posted by chernoalpha527 (157 posts) -

No since I have virtually stayed the same weight for the past 7 years

#60 Posted by Legend002 (7090 posts) -

@Legend002: I have found that the Bruce Lee diet is by far the easiest diet to manage weight. I'm physically very lazy and I eat several times per day and aside from doing a little cardio I have been decreasing body fat. My only enemy is bread but I basically live on fruits and vegetables. And the green tea gives you more than enough energy and helps with the fat burn. May I ask you how old you are since maybe you haven't experienced a decrease in your metabolism?

Fruits and veggies by itself will only decrease your strength if that is all you have daily. Get some chicken, turkey or salmon in your diet for some lean protein. Peanut butter, tofu and eggs are great substitution if you wanna avoid meat. Protein is very important even if your aren't looking to get ripped because you at the very least want to maintain your currently strength. That, good fats and even some carbs. All about balance.

Metabolism can greatly be increased with strength training. The more muscle, the higher your metabolism. I am in my 20's btw.

#61 Posted by PSP107 (11894 posts) -

@Shmiity said:

@PSP107 said:

@Shmiity said:

I have to. I've struggled with weight and food problems since I was little. When I get stressed out, I tend to eat. It's a bad habit. My weight goes up and down a lot. I'm reading the posts on this thread, and I would kill to be 140 pounds at 5 10. For my body type, that would just never happen. For my job, I'm in the public eye a lot, and man, getting my photo taken is so stressful.

Are you a chick?

Male musician. Consistent photos, interviews, and coverage, and video.

Oh okay.

#62 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14021 posts) -

Not much to watch since my weight stays the same for years and I'm thin.

I may be skinny, but if I don't exercise I can get visceral fat and not know it. Having a history of diabetes in my family(genetic) it does worry me so I try to be active.

#63 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2569 posts) -

I don't watch my weight, I watch my health.

#64 Posted by indzman (17601 posts) -

@indzman said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

@Star0 said:

Gym it 4-5 times a week, but still on the skinny side

same :)

For how long you doing Gym ? For how many Hrs ? I can't seem to get muscle also , on slim side :(

Bout an hour to hour and a half

I use to go longer, but found shortening the session + increasing weight / decreasing reps helped me put on a bit of size

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

#65 Posted by konvikt_17 (22221 posts) -

dont have to.

high metabolism FTW

#66 Edited by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@indzman said:

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

Told you to what now? 1 banana a day is fine haha Why are you scared of supplements? I mean, steroids are down to personal preference, but definitely get on the protein shakes (I have one right after, then one before bed)

Chest/shoulders, legs, arms/back, legs; then fifth day is whatever I feel like working (usually a combo)

#67 Posted by commonfate (12284 posts) -

@indzman said:

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

If you really want to gain weight you should be eating calorie-dense foods. Something like a daily protein shake with whole milk and peanut butter mixed in will definitely put some calories on you.

#68 Posted by indzman (17601 posts) -

@indzman said:

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

Told you to what now? 1 banana a day is fine haha Why are you scared of supplements? I mean, steroids are down to personal preference, but definitely get on the protein shakes (I have one right after, then one before bed)

Chest/shoulders, legs, arms/back, legs; then fifth day is whatever I feel like working (usually a combo)

One of my freinds got severe loose motion cos of supplements , another got red rashes all over face. I'm kinda scared now Heh.I may try out eventually on a doctors presciption as i'm not gaining mass even after 1 year of workout lol. My instructor advises to take minimum 6 bananas a day hehe.

Two days just for legs ? You do a lot of legs exercise , don't you ? =P

#69 Edited by indzman (17601 posts) -

@commonfate said:

@indzman said:

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

If you really want to gain weight you should be eating calorie-dense foods. Something like a daily protein shake with whole milk and peanut butter mixed in will definitely put some calories on you.

Ummm milk or butter dosen't suit me ( Get stomach ache ) :( , Haven't tried protein shake yet tho. Anything else i can take to gain mass ?

#70 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@indzman said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

@indzman said:

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

Told you to what now? 1 banana a day is fine haha Why are you scared of supplements? I mean, steroids are down to personal preference, but definitely get on the protein shakes (I have one right after, then one before bed)

Chest/shoulders, legs, arms/back, legs; then fifth day is whatever I feel like working (usually a combo)

One of my freinds got severe loose motion cos of supplements , another got red rashes all over face. I'm kinda scared now Heh.I may try out eventually on a doctors presciption as i'm not gaining mass even after 1 year of workout lol. My instructor advises to take minimum 6 bananas a day hehe.

Two days just for legs ? You do a lot of legs exercise , don't you ? =P

A prescription for protein powder? Is there such a thing?
Your instructor is an idiot, offers fvck all protein and opens you up to the joys of having too much potassium

My legs need the most work
Plus, squats are fantastic all round

#71 Edited by indzman (17601 posts) -

@indzman said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

@indzman said:

Exactly same hours i do. My Instructor told me to've as much as bananas to gain weight , but i dislike those , have one max a day. Scared of supplements also after seeing its side effects on some members.

If you don't mind me asking , whats your exercise table ? Mines Chest / Leg , Arms ( Tricep / Bicep ) , Lat / Shoulder , Just abs a day in rotation ( 4 days a week ).

Told you to what now? 1 banana a day is fine haha Why are you scared of supplements? I mean, steroids are down to personal preference, but definitely get on the protein shakes (I have one right after, then one before bed)

Chest/shoulders, legs, arms/back, legs; then fifth day is whatever I feel like working (usually a combo)

One of my freinds got severe loose motion cos of supplements , another got red rashes all over face. I'm kinda scared now Heh.I may try out eventually on a doctors presciption as i'm not gaining mass even after 1 year of workout lol. My instructor advises to take minimum 6 bananas a day hehe.

Two days just for legs ? You do a lot of legs exercise , don't you ? =P

A prescription for protein powder? Is there such a thing?

Your instructor is an idiot, offers fvck all protein and opens you up to the joys of having too much potassium

My legs need the most work

Plus, squats are fantastic all round

Are you talking about above ? Thats wut the guys use here to gain mass as example. Are are you talking about different kind of protein powder ? Got no idea as i never had any :)

Legs exercise is awesome.

#72 Edited by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@indzman Well, not that brand exactly; but on the right track

#73 Posted by indzman (17601 posts) -
#74 Posted by xdude85 (4394 posts) -

No, but I should. I'm not overweight or anything, I just need to start eating healthier.

#75 Posted by sukraj (22608 posts) -

i stopped eating junk food

#76 Edited by KHAndAnime (13636 posts) -

No. I just eat whatever I want really. I get fast food many times as week, drink endless pop, eat tons of frozen food, some fruit, maybe a veggie side or meal once a day. My eating schedule is 100% irregular, I only eat when I'm hungry (which means I often eat less than 3 meals a day and often I eat more). I'm 6'1" and float around 170. Everyone compliments me for being skinny, I do zilch for it though. I don't feel like I've been currently afflicted by my diet at all (no acne or other problems), aside from the occasional heart burn.

#77 Edited by bforrester420 (1457 posts) -

@Legend002 said:

Americans generally do not according to statistics. We were up 15lbs on average from 1990 to 2011. I wanna know the census of the Gspot OT on this topic.

I'm 5'9-5'10 133lbs, pretty ripped(not bragging!) waist up because I skip leg days. A bit surprised myself at the number after stepping on the scale. Just 6 months ago I was walking 142lbs. Guess that's what a crazy metabolism will do to you. My goal will be to cleanly bulk up to 155-165lbs by next year.

Do you have a certain weight range you shoot for or do you have the "It is what it is." mentality?

You and 98% of the gym population. I'm just under 6'1", 218 (99kg), but I go through bulk/cut phases throughout the year. I'm in a bulk phase right now. I usually cut during fall for ski season down to around 195.

Stop skipping leg day! Heavy squats and dead lifts increase your body's growth hormone levels. The Squat isn't called the "King of Lifts" for no reason.

#78 Posted by RimacBugatti (1279 posts) -

@Legend002: Your too young to understand how the Bruce Lee diet works. Low protein as you get older is fine. The Mueslix cereal is very balanced and between the green tea and multi vitamins you will maintain strength. When I was body building I weighed about 203 max. Size of the muscle has nothing to do with strength. But more muscle mass will create more isolation for the joints which prevents injuries. Cardio is the most important thing and try to watch your resting heart rate. Your diet and lack of cardio will raise your resting heart rate. I'm 33 and on any given day I jog for about 2 hours on the tread mill. I'm very lazy but my diet gives me the strength and endurance. And the key with salad is using spinach leaves instead of lettuce because it contains the protein. I tend to eat 3 salads a day and a multi berry smoothie. Berries will give you the energy and strength. If you tried it for 30 days you would be amazed but the first two weeks I was very tired as my body had to adjust.

#79 Posted by Legend002 (7090 posts) -

@Legend002: Your too young to understand how the Bruce Lee diet works. Low protein as you get older is fine. The Mueslix cereal is very balanced and between the green tea and multi vitamins you will maintain strength. When I was body building I weighed about 203 max. Size of the muscle has nothing to do with strength. But more muscle mass will create more isolation for the joints which prevents injuries. Cardio is the most important thing and try to watch your resting heart rate. Your diet and lack of cardio will raise your resting heart rate. I'm 33 and on any given day I jog for about 2 hours on the tread mill. I'm very lazy but my diet gives me the strength and endurance. And the key with salad is using spinach leaves instead of lettuce because it contains the protein. I tend to eat 3 salads a day and a multi berry smoothie. Berries will give you the energy and strength. If you tried it for 30 days you would be amazed but the first two weeks I was very tired as my body had to adjust.

Protein is the foundation of muscle building and it'll keep me looking good. If the Bruce Lee diet is good then the man himself wouldn't be a buck twenty. His physical appearance isn't very impressive.

#80 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36793 posts) -

@Legend002 said:

Americans generally do not according to statistics. We were up 15lbs on average from 1990 to 2011. I wanna know the census of the Gspot OT on this topic.

I'm 5'9-5'10 133lbs, pretty ripped(not bragging!) waist up because I skip leg days. A bit surprised myself at the number after stepping on the scale. Just 6 months ago I was walking 142lbs. Guess that's what a crazy metabolism will do to you. My goal will be to cleanly bulk up to 155-165lbs by next year.

Do you have a certain weight range you shoot for or do you have the "It is what it is." mentality?

You and 98% of the gym population. I'm just under 6'1", 218 (99kg), but I go through bulk/cut phases throughout the year. I'm in a bulk phase right now. I usually cut during fall for ski season down to around 195.

Stop skipping leg day! Heavy squats and dead lifts increase your body's growth hormone levels. The Squat isn't called the "King of Lifts" for no reason.

QFT

#81 Posted by tocool340 (20498 posts) -

Nope. I've been pretty much sitting in the same weight class (140-150lbs) for as long as I remember. Nothing has changed...

#82 Posted by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

I'm trying to bulk up I'm 6ft2 and currently 210lbs I pretty much weigh myself everyday I'm what you would call a hard gainer.

#83 Posted by sukraj (22608 posts) -

It takes me forever to lose weight.

#84 Posted by MDK12345 (937 posts) -

I would say the best thing one can do is try to train like an olympic athlete. You may not get there, but having that kind of mentality will help you at least stay no worse than average. Trust me. Limiting yourself to 30 minutes in the gym is stupid. People think they're going to die if they walk for more than an hour! It's all just myth. Over training is actually rare. One day of extra working out is not going to kill you forever in the gym. My mentality is train like an athlete. Then you don't have to worry! Of course while you're losing the weight, you have to watch what you eat. But make that process easier by training like an olympic athlete. Or at least YOUR version of your best self. Thing I hate about trainers is they care more about limiting their clients and preventing over training as opposed to pushing yourself ROCKY ball to the wall style. I mean seriously. Once you get lean, continue to train like a pro athlete and then sometimes you can even loosen up on your food intake. I mean isn't it just so easy that way? It's what I been doing and I have never looked or felt better. Even if you're not an athlete, the only way to get more fit is to train at least CLOSER to one.

#85 Posted by Legend002 (7090 posts) -

@xeno_ghost: That's pretty massive. How big are you trying to get?

#86 Posted by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

@bforrester420: "Stop skipping leg day! Heavy squats and dead lifts increase your body's growth hormone levels. The Squat isn't called the "King of Lifts" for no reason"

I've been doing weights for a while I made some good gains, but I always skipped leg day I never knew the importance of squats, I'm really kicking myself that I wasted all those leg days.

The first time I did squats was a killer, the next day I felt like I had been operated on both my legs, sitting/getting up out the chair was a killer and going up and down the stairs wasn't fun lol.

#87 Edited by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

@Legend002: I don't know I guess I'll keep going until I can look in the mirror and be happy lol when I look in the mirror I still see a skinny guy lol

#88 Edited by bforrester420 (1457 posts) -

@xeno_ghost said:

@bforrester420: "Stop skipping leg day! Heavy squats and dead lifts increase your body's growth hormone levels. The Squat isn't called the "King of Lifts" for no reason"

I've been doing weights for a while I made some good gains, but I always skipped leg day I never knew the importance of squats, I'm really kicking myself that I wasted all those leg days.

The first time I did squats was a killer, the next day I felt like I had been operated on both my legs, sitting/getting up out the chair was a killer and going up and down the stairs wasn't fun lol.

Oh no, it isn't fun. Over time though, you'll come to savor that soreness. Especially in the glutes and hammies. I took two years off from squats due to a back injury...SI joint and not vertebrae related...and just started back a few weeks ago. I've been training more for volume in order to rebuild my lactic acid threshold. 8 sets of 10 at 235. Boy was I sore the first week!

I'd really like to get back to where I was before the injury (5 x 10 @315 on "light" days, 5 x 6 @365 or 5 x 3 @405 on heavy days).

#89 Posted by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

@bforrester420: wow that's a bunch of weight your squatting, that's in pounds right? Think I need to up my weight, I did a leg session today but I can't really feel it, like the first time, so i'm thinking I didn't go hard enough, just hoping I feel some pain in the morning lol

#90 Posted by Qixote (10696 posts) -

I don't have to watch my weight. I removed all the processed garbage, and focus on nutrient dense whole foods. Drastically cutting down meat and dairy, and go fully vegan at least 3 days a week. I eat as much as I want and I stay very lean.

#91 Edited by bforrester420 (1457 posts) -

@xeno_ghost said:

@bforrester420: wow that's a bunch of weight your squatting, that's in pounds right? Think I need to up my weight, I did a leg session today but I can't really feel it, like the first time, so i'm thinking I didn't go hard enough, just hoping I feel some pain in the morning lol

Yeah, lbs. That would be crazy weight in KG. Granted, that a bunch of weight I used to squat, but I'd like to get back to that point this year. I've got a gym buddy that's an ox (6', 255) and I wouldn't have gotten to those weights by myself. I've seen this guy rep 225 on flat bench for 50 reps, press 435 for two reps on flat, and 425 for one on incline bench.

We used to have a "90 pound" rule on squats and dead lifts...what ever I did weight/rep wise, he'd thrown on pair of 45s for his set.

#92 Posted by RimacBugatti (1279 posts) -
#93 Posted by indzman (17601 posts) -

@xeno_ghost said:

@bforrester420: wow that's a bunch of weight your squatting, that's in pounds right? Think I need to up my weight, I did a leg session today but I can't really feel it, like the first time, so i'm thinking I didn't go hard enough, just hoping I feel some pain in the morning lol

Yeah, lbs. That would be crazy weight in KG. Granted, that a bunch of weight I used to squat, but I'd like to get back to that point this year. I've got a gym buddy that's an ox (6', 255) and I wouldn't have gotten to those weights by myself. I've seen this guy rep 225 on flat bench for 50 reps, press 435 for two reps on flat, and 425 for one on incline bench.

We used to have a "90 pound" rule on squats and dead lifts...what ever I did weight/rep wise, he'd thrown on pair of 45s for his set.

Do you own a Gym ? :)

#94 Posted by bforrester420 (1457 posts) -

@indzman said:

@bforrester420 said:

@xeno_ghost said:

@bforrester420: wow that's a bunch of weight your squatting, that's in pounds right? Think I need to up my weight, I did a leg session today but I can't really feel it, like the first time, so i'm thinking I didn't go hard enough, just hoping I feel some pain in the morning lol

Yeah, lbs. That would be crazy weight in KG. Granted, that a bunch of weight I used to squat, but I'd like to get back to that point this year. I've got a gym buddy that's an ox (6', 255) and I wouldn't have gotten to those weights by myself. I've seen this guy rep 225 on flat bench for 50 reps, press 435 for two reps on flat, and 425 for one on incline bench.

We used to have a "90 pound" rule on squats and dead lifts...what ever I did weight/rep wise, he'd thrown on pair of 45s for his set.

Do you own a Gym ? :)

No, lol, I wish. I'd be in a lot better shape if I were in a gym 8 hours a day. I go during lunch Monday-Friday. There's a gym literally 400 yards from my office. I've just always enjoyed lifting.

#95 Posted by jetjetjaguar (243 posts) -

I could eat anything I wanted and never gained. Then I got older. Now if left unchecked I gain 5 pounds a year. So I check it.

#96 Posted by leif3141 (117 posts) -

Wow everyone here seems pretty small. I am 6 ft 220 lbs. Although, most people say I'm not really "fat". I have muscle and fat. I do a lot of strength training, and my "cardio" consists of combat related activities or sprinting with my dog :). I have no desire to get incredibly low bf%. I just want my face to not look fat.

#97 Posted by leif3141 (117 posts) -

I suggest to squatter fanatics do go out and try lifting some boulders :). I know squats are effective but they aren't the would all be all of strength training.

#98 Edited by bforrester420 (1457 posts) -

@leif3141 said:

I suggest to squatter fanatics do go out and try lifting some boulders :). I know squats are effective but they aren't the would all be all of strength training.

Boulders are in generally short supply is a lot of areas...they don't have any boulders at the gym and I'm certainly not driving all over God's green earth to try to find one to lift. I guess goblet squats or dead lifts will have to suffice...

#99 Posted by indzman (17601 posts) -

@indzman said:

@bforrester420 said:

@xeno_ghost said:

@bforrester420: wow that's a bunch of weight your squatting, that's in pounds right? Think I need to up my weight, I did a leg session today but I can't really feel it, like the first time, so i'm thinking I didn't go hard enough, just hoping I feel some pain in the morning lol

Yeah, lbs. That would be crazy weight in KG. Granted, that a bunch of weight I used to squat, but I'd like to get back to that point this year. I've got a gym buddy that's an ox (6', 255) and I wouldn't have gotten to those weights by myself. I've seen this guy rep 225 on flat bench for 50 reps, press 435 for two reps on flat, and 425 for one on incline bench.

We used to have a "90 pound" rule on squats and dead lifts...what ever I did weight/rep wise, he'd thrown on pair of 45s for his set.

Do you own a Gym ? :)

No, lol, I wish. I'd be in a lot better shape if I were in a gym 8 hours a day. I go during lunch Monday-Friday. There's a gym literally 400 yards from my office. I've just always enjoyed lifting.

From your inputs it seemed you spent quality years on body building , or was a instructor or owned a gym lol.

#100 Posted by leif3141 (117 posts) -

@indzman said:

@bforrester420 said:

@xeno_ghost said:

@bforrester420: wow that's a bunch of weight your squatting, that's in pounds right? Think I need to up my weight, I did a leg session today but I can't really feel it, like the first time, so i'm thinking I didn't go hard enough, just hoping I feel some pain in the morning lol

Yeah, lbs. That would be crazy weight in KG. Granted, that a bunch of weight I used to squat, but I'd like to get back to that point this year. I've got a gym buddy that's an ox (6', 255) and I wouldn't have gotten to those weights by myself. I've seen this guy rep 225 on flat bench for 50 reps, press 435 for two reps on flat, and 425 for one on incline bench.

We used to have a "90 pound" rule on squats and dead lifts...what ever I did weight/rep wise, he'd thrown on pair of 45s for his set.

Do you own a Gym ? :)

No, lol, I wish. I'd be in a lot better shape if I were in a gym 8 hours a day. I go during lunch Monday-Friday. There's a gym literally 400 yards from my office. I've just always enjoyed lifting.

Do you have a park nearby? There's usually some there. I dropped out of a gym membership long ago due to mostly the atmosphere. And you end up saving money in the long run when you buy your own equipment. I didn't mean to attack you personally, I just tire of the squat mantra/dogma on online forums where people act like if you aren't doing them, you aren't really lifting. Squats don't translate over to the real world as well as most people think.