Reply
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: One Handed Noob

  1. #1
    Registered User BigPat26's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 3
    Rep Power: 0
    BigPat26 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    BigPat26 is offline

    One Handed Noob

    So my only hand capable of lifting weights is my right. Won't get into details, but a gun went bomb and took most my left hand with it. So yea i'm pretty much limited to my right hand only.

    I've always admired strongmen, and their ability to do what they do. I've never took my health seriously and it has led me down a very bad path. I stand at 6' even and weight a hair over 400 pounds which is not good. Now i'm sure by this point you're picturing a bed ridden internet troll. But that is not the case. I'm a bit of an oddity really when it comes to doing the things I do at my size. All through my life I've never let my weight hinder me, I played sports, go camping, hiking, and other stuff. Just my weight never became a factor. But now I've realized that one day i'm going to die, probably sooner rather than later if I don't change.

    So here I am, wanting to change and determined to do so.

    I want to start seriously weight lifting, but I haven't a clue where to start. I would like to build myself like a strongman does. I want to be able to do the things they do to the best of my abilities.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User lolnatty's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 155
    Rep Power: 7894
    lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000) lolnatty is a name known to all. (+5000)
    lolnatty is offline
    best of luck with it
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Formerly grouchyjarhead GrouchyUSMC's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2019
    Posts: 185
    Rep Power: 2806
    GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrouchyUSMC is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    GrouchyUSMC is offline
    What kind of access do you have to strength training equipment?

    Can you at least support a barbell with your other hand (e.g. for squats)? If not, you might need to find a gym with a safety squat bar which would be ideal for you. Lots of overhead pressing and one arm rows with heavy dumbbells for your upper body work. And then throw in the one handed deadlift from time to time. That's how I would look at it to get started.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User BigPat26's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 3
    Rep Power: 0
    BigPat26 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    BigPat26 is offline
    Originally Posted by GrouchyUSMC View Post
    What kind of access do you have to strength training equipment?

    Can you at least support a barbell with your other hand (e.g. for squats)? If not, you might need to find a gym with a safety squat bar which would be ideal for you. Lots of overhead pressing and one arm rows with heavy dumbbells for your upper body work. And then throw in the one handed deadlift from time to time. That's how I would look at it to get started.
    I can support a barbell with my left hand easily in squat. It's just I can't put much weight on it without hurting my hand, but steadying a bar on my shoulder should be no problem
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User Remingtongauge2's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 24
    Rep Power: 0
    Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Remingtongauge2 will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Remingtongauge2 is offline
    good luck man
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User GreyAndMild's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2018
    Age: 50
    Posts: 77
    Rep Power: 0
    GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100) GreyAndMild is not very well liked. (-100)
    GreyAndMild is offline
    Strongmen might weigh around 400lbs and there's plenty of fluff there but most of the weight is solid muscle.

    I don't know your fat/muscle ratios but if you're 400lbs mostly fat it might be better to lose that first or alongside strength training aswell.

    There's a big guy at my gym, probably around the same size and he's one of the strongest we have but he definitely isn't healthy.

    Good luck bro, however you proceed.
    Squat - 180kg

    Bench - 107.5kg

    Deadlift - 195kg
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Bored drudixon's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Coppell, Texas, United States
    Posts: 12,194
    Rep Power: 61169
    drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) drudixon has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    drudixon is offline
    I'm mostly blind and mostly deaf. Was really worried first time I took my cane to the gym. My fear was totally unfounded. I have both hands so my situation is different. That said, you're a novice to lifting. Start small and build up. Do bodyweight squats, sit-ups and push-ups. See if you can bear hug something heavy and walk with it. Try tire flips, or carrying a keg. Learning how to use your left arm will be tough, but you'll figure it out. It'll be very frustrating, but worth it. Promise.
    B: 285
    S: 375
    D: 555
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
www.000webhost.com