I don't quite take HGH, since it's very expensive, but I take peptides. Keeps my knees healthy (but have to stop when I do boxing matches, for obvious reasons [they're banned by WADA]).
What the heck are peptides?
They're short chains of amino acids (2-50 of them). Basically, amino acids link together to form amino peptides, which then link together to form proteins. So they're smaller pieces of proteins.
I take TB-500, which is a synthetic peptide that is a shortened chain of the hormone Thymosin Beta-4. The main functionality of this is the up-regulation of Actin, which causes cell migration and proliferation. What this does is create an environment that's conducive to building new blood vessel pathways, and it helps reduce inflammation correlated with wound healing. It also has a low molecular weight, which allows it more mobility in traversing the body to find the areas that are in need of healing.
In layman's terms, the peptide I take reduce my inflammation, and helps keep my arthritic knees in check.
Last Edit: May 14, 2019 11:20:30 GMT -6 by coachfrigo
Fish oil capsules, a multi-vitamin, a heft dose of vitamin B and a magnesium supplement are life savers for me during the season. I also take small doses l-tyrosine as a pick me up if I'm run down and melatonin and l-theanine if I'm wired and can't sleep.
Eat right, and eat often (eating is healthy so dont br afraid of calories).
Lift weights when the kids do if you can, or hit em up during your prep period (good for block schedule).
Coach your butt off. I will on average drop 15 pounds during the season- if you are coaching and working hard you will burn calories.
I like this answer. I typically lose 15 during the season. I checked my fit bit and 1 get 25000 steps in a day. I do not lift during the season, but in the off season I will lift. At my age, 50, I know my limits. Heavy lifting gets me injured. In addition, I do not run anymore. Any running that I do is on the treadmill with the hill/incline option. This is much easier on my knees and it moderates my heart rate.
1. Haven't had bread, pizza, cookies, cake for 14 months 2. Don't drink 3. Eat protein, veggies, fruit 2400 calories 4. Only cheat is ice cream. 5. Lost 40 lbs. 6. Lift everyday in the morning 45 minutes, split routine, Mostly machines, no benching 7. Walk 2 to 4 miles per day and do a 4:30 plank 4 times per week. 8. I fast for 16 hours everyday. 9. At 59 have never looked or felt this good.
Last Edit: Jun 9, 2019 11:59:19 GMT -6 by bobdoc78
Alright! Let’s hear it what’s your go to. I’m 35 now and a former player but man, weight training is great but it’s hard for my beat up body (former college player) to do that more than twice a week. I modeled my plan after Coach Vogt (google it) and it helped me a lot but like I said, my body has some wear and tear. I got on a Yoga kick over summer and it did wonders for me mentally and physically. I’m still in pretty good shape, but being first year Head Coach it’s tough to be consistent and I’ve put on a few. Anyways, let’s hear it.
What do you do?
What works for you?
I'm 48 and I have found the following to be pretty good for me. Full disclosure, I need to lose about 20 pounds. But, that's not b/c I'm out of shape, it's b/c one of the only things I do better than working out is eating:)
What has been good for me has been to workout 4-6 times a week but short and intense.
Monday - Legs Walk to school ( 1mile) Deadlift 1 x 10 Squat Thrust 1 x 10 Run stairs 20 minutes Walk Home
Tuesday - Upper Body Walk to school Row 2, 000 Meters (8 minutes) 1 Set Push ups until failure 1 set fat man pull-ups Heavy Rope Throw downs for 1 Minute Walk Home
Then basically repeat each day. When I get sore or busy I take my day off. Doing 1 set of heavy dead is more than enough. Especially 10 reps. Just have to be careful when I'm getting tired not to wrench my back. Also, the stairs is great b/c I step 2 at a time and it mimics an easier form of step ups. I do 4 flights x 2 then walk to the end of the hall, get a drink and walk back & start over. Each trip takes about 3 minutes. So 6 - 7 trips in about 20 minutes.
Has been hard enough to feel results and stay in shape but not so hard I can't do it continually.
I stay as active as possible finding time when I can. I am a runner so I usually get up early and sneak 2 or 3 miles in. Then I will lift when I can find an extra 30 or 40 minutes. Diet is key, I have been intermittent fasting and eating pretty clean when I do eat. I am also a supplement guy. So I take my Advocare Spark in the morning and then have some BCAA in the afternoon.
If you're not dead set on getting under a bar and pushing plates get a TRX and hang it somewhere. You can get a lot of good work in a short amount of time. Add in a 24 kg kettlebell and now you're cooking with gas.
Post by coachcrabb2 on Jul 1, 2019 10:57:32 GMT -6
I take snake oil , ya know the one from the sketchy salesman pushing the cart going from town to town... of course along with my multi and fish oils lmao
Fellas there’s no magic pill or supplement and you’re prob pissing away your money and your perceived benefits away LITERALLY pissing them away.
If you wanna buy poly chain peptides and beta alanine broccoli blockers along with Ray Lewis deer antler spray be my guest... yes I’m making light and taking slight jabs all in good fun because I used to spend close to 300$ a month on all of these supps and the “latest greatest” health craze.... sure I was big and in good shape BUT I cut pretty much down to the occasional protein shake and I’m performing just as well if not better in the gym and my wallet thanks me for it. Of course as I’ve gotten older there have been life changes and body changes but all in all this is what I have learned so I figured I would share ......
DON’T be a couch potato DO break a sweat everyday DO intermittent fasting DO practice discipline ie:portion control DO take cold showers DO get proper rest DO stretch regularly DO step outside your comfort zone DON’T chase unrealistic expectations DO be your best you DON’T give a sh!t what people think
All in good fun if supps and moose poop extract work for you then Go nuts !!!
The Airdyne has been a savior for me and my beat up body. I'm still recovering from hip replacement last winter. The Airdyne allows me to get moving but it's got resistance so it's not just "cardio" and it's 0 impact. I do 30 minutes 4x's/week. I still do 3 days/week of strength training but 2 would probably suit me better.
I do know this...whatever you give up now will be tough to get back.