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    hi
    so basically this is my first time on the forum (am i doing this right???)
    and im here to complain about laziness

    how can i get my skinny 15 year old body to move? aka, how do i pump myself up to actually do it? i want to do it but i cant seem to move myself towards the weights

    got any advice for a primal highschooler? other than joining a sport? (i get bored fast and i like to mix up my workouts)
    got a gym in my garage so im all set!

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    If you don't want to work out after watching these then you can't have a pulse !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57pv_1j4dH0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMw3DO7r4xI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2PCH9NxgNQ

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    • #3
      Loud music and thinking about how the workouts will get you more interest from whoever you are attracted to.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by emshaugh View Post
        hi
        so basically this is my first time on the forum (am i doing this right???)
        and im here to complain about laziness

        how can i get my skinny 15 year old body to move? aka, how do i pump myself up to actually do it? i want to do it but i cant seem to move myself towards the weights

        got any advice for a primal highschooler? other than joining a sport? (i get bored fast and i like to mix up my workouts)
        got a gym in my garage so im all set!
        From personal experience at first it's hard. You have to make yourself. After a while though it gets addictive because you feel good that your working out and you start seeing the changes in your body as your toning up. Just make yourself start and it will eventually be something you can't wait to do.

        I start off taking my iPad and playing episodes of "extreme weight loss" because while I was doing my cardio I would tell myself if those people that are twice my size or more can do this so can I. I don't need anything to motivate me now because I have this picture in my mind of what I want my body to look like. Find a fitness model picture for inspiration.


        Em
        "Adapt and Overcome"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by emshaugh View Post
          hi
          so basically this is my first time on the forum (am i doing this right???)
          and im here to complain about laziness

          how can i get my skinny 15 year old body to move? aka, how do i pump myself up to actually do it? i want to do it but i cant seem to move myself towards the weights

          got any advice for a primal highschooler? other than joining a sport? (i get bored fast and i like to mix up my workouts)
          got a gym in my garage so im all set!
          Eat more
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          • #6
            Not only teens have these issues!!! I don't seem to have the energy to get moving at all...
            What helps for me is to have a partner in crime... I have made the appointment with my bf to play tennis at least once a week.
            Now my bf is much better so it's hard to beat him, I have to train for that. Weights en stamina... so my motivation to beat him just once gets my lazy behind to move...
            My story, My thought....

            It's all about trying to stay healthy!!!!

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            • #7
              If you have a friend who wants to start working out too that is the best motivator I found. Once you have been working out for awhile though the gains and rewards make you want to keep lifting. I also find listing out clear goals helps to keep me motivated. Once you reach a goal set new ones always challenging yourself and I keep a record of my workouts so I can see how close I am getting to my goals.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Emofedom View Post
                From personal experience at first it's hard. You have to make yourself. After a while though it gets addictive because you feel good that your working out and you start seeing the changes in your body as your toning up. Just make yourself start and it will eventually be something you can't wait to do.
                I whole-heartedly agree. I saw an ad for a t-shirt on the Paleo Mom (http://www.thepaleomom.com/) that said "It's only effort until it's routine" and I think that is very true. When I first started lifting weights a few years ago, it was an effort and I didn't really enjoy it. Now I really look forward to it. Seeing changes in your strength and physique is a great motivator as well.

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                • #9
                  What do you like to do? If you want to meet girls, join dancing/zumba whatever - you are guaranteed to stand out. If you like computer games, use Wii. If you like nature, go for hikes or plant a garden. If you like chilling out, go shoot the hoops or to the hot tub in the pool (and put in a few laps). If you are poetic, go for a poetic walk and compose a few verses as you walk or jog. If you want a company of men and many mirrors, invite a buddy (in my experience, young men who come in larger groups are not gonna do well).

                  And, there are martial arts where a skinny youth can do fantastic.
                  Last edited by Leida; 09-11-2013, 06:10 AM.
                  My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                  When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                  • #10
                    you are right,I keep a record of my workouts so I can see how close I am getting to my goals.

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                    • #11
                      Set goals.

                      Eat more.

                      Sent via F-22 Raptor

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                        Set goals.
                        I forgot to include that important point in my post. Setting realistic, attainable goals can really help. Intrinsic motivation is also where it's at (doing it for yourself, not anyone else).

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                        • #13
                          Every journey begins with a single step. I used to chant this mantra to myself while I walked up stadium steps. Eventually I made it to 18,200 ft. Mt. Kala Patar in Nepal and gazed on Mt. Everest. One day I stood at the Mexican border with 2663 miles of trail between me and Canada. The first step was kinda weird and the last thing I could think about was Canada so I thought about where the next source of water might be.

                          If I had given too much thought to end goals, I probably would have paralyzed myself with inaction. I had big goals, obviously, but had to start at the beginning. Always give yourself permission to start at the beginning. This has been the hardest lesson in life for me to learn.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by emshaugh View Post
                            hi
                            so basically this is my first time on the forum (am i doing this right???)
                            and im here to complain about laziness

                            how can i get my skinny 15 year old body to move? aka, how do i pump myself up to actually do it? i want to do it but i cant seem to move myself towards the weights

                            got any advice for a primal highschooler? other than joining a sport? (i get bored fast and i like to mix up my workouts)
                            got a gym in my garage so im all set!
                            If you want it bad enough, you'll do it. It really is that simple. When I lifted as a teen ager and in my 20's, I lifted as hard as I could because I wanted to be big and strong and I wanted it BAD!!!

                            I didn't know how to do it so I just followed what ever routine I could figure out what to do. If I had it to do all over again, I would have done something more simple right from the start.

                            In my later teens I had a good mentor that taught me how to do it right. I was taught to train every muscle in the body to make it proportional, and that meant I HAD to squat. And like I said, if I could have done anything all over again, I would have made my workouts more simple. More time on 3-4 main lifts done heavy and hard and less time on lighter useless exercises. I might have even done floor presses instead of bench presses because with that you don't need a spotter.

                            And I think that should be good motivation in of itself, to know you are doing it right. All the other kids are doing only benching and curls, won't get the results, and will end up quitting and turning into mush as they proceed out of high school and into their later years in life. Then they'll have to tell others stories about how they used to bench 300 lbs even though it never really happened.

                            You get what I'm saying? Do it right and you will get the results!!! You will get stronger than the others. It takes time though, it doesn't happen over night. A log book can be helpful, but it always worked for me just to take a mental note instead. You won't be strong right away, you can't. But you can get stronger next week than you were this week. You can lift 5 more lbs. And if you do that over the years, it adds up. When you get older people will look at you and think you are naturally gifted, but they won't realize the hard work you put into it, that you had to do it to get that way.

                            Also, maybe you just don't want to spend your life in the gym. Maybe you want to play instead and chase girls. That's fine. 2 workouts per week is plenty. That's what Arthur Saxon used to recommend and he was the strongest man in the world about a century ago. Less workouts are better for the lazy because they keep you consistent, there's never an excuse to miss a workout. For example, if you plan on lifting on Monday and Thursday, you can always switch the workouts if you end up with something to do that day, no big deal. You can push a workout back or forward a day.

                            I hope that helps. Like I said, if you REALLY want it you'll do it. And also, KNOWING that you'll get the results will be a motivator. Every workout should see a benefit. Simple workouts work just fine, better than complicated ones. Keep it simple and progressive and you will see the results. If you really want it bad enough, that should be enough to motivate you.

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                            • #15
                              Read the book "Dinosaur Training" by Brooks Kubik. If that doesn't motivate you, nothing will.

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