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User avatar #22717 - spartusee (12/25/2014) [-]
Guys, I am about to start the stronglifts 5x5 workout. I only have free weights, so I will have to improvise some of the workouts. Has anyone else done this? I would really appreciate any help or insight you have, thanks.
User avatar #22718 to #22717 - TokenWhiteKid (12/25/2014) [-]
stronglifts is a free weights exercise. You shouldn't have to improvise
#22719 to #22718 - anonymous (12/25/2014) [-]
He probably means that the exercises would be different to accommodate for a lack of a bar bell. You possibly could but it would be harder I think, since you would have to effectively have a ton of weights to manage it. Also some things may not be safe to do for lack of stability.


I honestly would recommend joining a facility that is going to provide you with quality equipment so you can do this safely. I suppose though if you are starting with really low weight that could wait some time.
User avatar #22752 to #22719 - spartusee (12/26/2014) [-]
I'm only 16, but Im just going to do this to gain some weight and get in shape, I'm shooting for dangerous goals.
User avatar #22716 - nyawgga (12/25/2014) [-]
I'm 140 lbs, 5'7, work construction full time, and work out 5 times per week.

Does 3600 calories sound like a lot for gaining weight?
User avatar #22725 to #22716 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
Nope. That's probably enough. I needed 4000, although I'm quite a bit taller then you.
User avatar #22730 to #22725 - nyawgga (12/26/2014) [-]
I was previously doing like 3300 and was not successful, will 300 make the difference?
User avatar #22731 to #22730 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/26/2014) [-]
It'll make a difference if you saw no weight gain with 3300, you should see some lean gains with 3600.
User avatar #22705 - xenxio, master of crappy immune system (12/25/2014) [-]
You guys dont even know fitness.
User avatar #22720 to #22705 - studbeefpile (12/25/2014) [-]
Do you even deadlift faggot
User avatar #22714 to #22705 - nyawgga (12/25/2014) [-]
sorry we'll be more careful next time
User avatar #22707 to #22705 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
Oh
User avatar #22703 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
ITT Christmas Gifts. In the morning post some of what you got for Christmas.

Explain which one is your favorite and why.
User avatar #22711 to #22703 - teoberry (12/25/2014) [-]
eh nothing fitness related. but i got some nice clothes and a hunna bucks so thats good i guess
User avatar #22712 to #22711 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
It's weird how I'm excited about receiving clothes for Christmas these days.
User avatar #22713 to #22712 - teoberry (12/25/2014) [-]
i am too, 'specially if its something i asked for. i can use it forever and i love how they look
User avatar #22804 to #22713 - teoyuppie (12/27/2014) [-]
GAY HA HAHAHAHAH HA
User avatar #22805 to #22804 - teoberry (12/27/2014) [-]
>tfw gap shirt, oakley sweater, rogue state flannel, and guess jeans looked better than anything u wear
User avatar #22807 to #22805 - teoyuppie (12/27/2014) [-]
>GAP
Gay And Proud
>Oakley Sweater
What is this, 1997?
>Guess Jeans
GGgGAAAaAAAAaaAY
User avatar #22809 to #22807 - teoberry (12/27/2014) [-]
plus, 1997 is closer than 1980 you yuppie fuck
User avatar #22808 to #22807 - teoberry (12/27/2014) [-]
>tfw the only people who wear ralph are niggers
User avatar #22812 to #22808 - teoyuppie (12/27/2014) [-]
<3<3 They only get the cheap shit. It ain't even Ralph.
User avatar #22813 to #22812 - teoberry (12/27/2014) [-]
no lol they all got ralph
User avatar #22814 to #22813 - teoyuppie (12/27/2014) [-]
Counterfeit
User avatar #22815 to #22814 - teoberry (12/27/2014) [-]
naw man. all legit
User avatar #22710 to #22703 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
I'll go first. I got a power rack for Christmas. I'll post a picture when I get it out together. But it's my favorite because well, gains brah.
User avatar #22724 to #22710 - studbeefpile (12/25/2014) [-]
niiiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeeeeee
User avatar #22726 to #22724 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
It's fucking sweet. It's only a half rack, not a full cage. But it's a huge upgrade from what I had, and now I can do proper pull ups instead of my pullups from the garage support beams.
User avatar #22728 to #22726 - studbeefpile (12/25/2014) [-]
That's what I have, and it's done fine for me. Gains time.
User avatar #22715 to #22710 - nyawgga (12/25/2014) [-]
lucky fuck where are you gonna put it?
User avatar #22722 to #22715 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
My garage like all my other gym stuff. I'll post pics here soon.
User avatar #22698 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
Tomorrow will be my second consecutive year deadlifting on Christmas day. I mean to make a tradition out of it. Will be doing 365 for AMRAP to see where I'm at. Gonna work it up to 20 over the next little while, same as I did with 315....


it begins anew....
User avatar #22693 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
Benching today. Doing 150 for 12, shouldn't be too bad. I haven't reached a weight that is super challenging yet. Once I get to 165 it should start to be a real struggle.

Also I'm still doing those incline bench drms and still progressing in weight, which suprises me. I'm doing 3x8 today with 155 pounds, although I can't imagine I'll be able to get all I reps in a row on the last set.

Also I am switching back to skullcrushers today, my biggest dumbbells (65 pounds) got too light, so I'll do some incline behind the head skullcrushers that KungFuZerO mentioned a little while ago.

All in all, looking forward to the gym today as my chest has been progressing very quickly.
#22694 to #22693 - KungFuZerO (12/24/2014) [-]
If you every wanna switch up your incline chest, i love landmine presses.
User avatar #22695 to #22694 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
I do those sometime. But those are more for shoulders then upper chest I'd say.
#22696 to #22695 - KungFuZerO (12/24/2014) [-]
You might be doing them too high. They would use much less shoulder than normal or incline bb bench if you're pushing out at about a 45 degree angle.
User avatar #22697 to #22696 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
I see. The first I'd ever heard of them was in a shoulder workout article. So I used it and it's always been felt more in my shoulder then in my upper chest. I could see it being an upper chest workout if you tweaked the movement a little.
#22699 to #22697 - KungFuZerO (12/24/2014) [-]
Yeah, theres not very much leaning forward
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G-_FTEkoNw

Tried something new for back today. 3 different super sets: Pullups/shrugs, bent rows/deads, db rows/reverse flys.
Felt amazing, gonna have to try it with chest tomorrow.
User avatar #22700 to #22699 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
Ohhhhh yeah I don't do it like that. I do it with one hand, standing up straight, bar is over my shoulder. I could see how that's more of an upper chest movement.

And nice, I actually managed to do 155 with my incline bench, although it was just barely. Those DRMs for pretty much every compound movement is an absolute killer.
User avatar #22687 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
Le Cookies Are Ready

jeff pls go
#22691 to #22687 - jvcjvc (12/24/2014) [-]
Talk about being trapped in the closet
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User avatar #22683 - thisistheguy (12/24/2014) [-]
Anyone know any good bodyweight exercises? Gonna be without a gym for about 5 months
User avatar #22688 to #22683 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
Push ups, pull ups, squats, dips, lunges.
#22681 - warkiller (12/24/2014) [-]
Alright, so I've been weightlifting for about five months now. Everything's going great. All my maxes are going up and I'm liking all the results except for one. My deadlift.
I started off maxing 295 and within two or three months it went up to 315.
Ever since I pulled 315, I haven't been able to pull anything above 295 and I've hit a plateau. I've seen almost no increase on my deadlift even though I do it every time that I should be.
Everyone says I have proper form, yet no gains.
I'm only experiencing this problem with my deadlift. Any help or advice?
And yes, I know 295 and 315 are laughable numbers, but you gotta start somewhere.
User avatar #22701 to #22681 - lulzformalaysiaair ONLINE (12/25/2014) [-]
Don't test your maxes. Follow your routine (5x5, ect) and then you'll see strength/muscle growth. Which will eventually lead to growth in max deadlift.
User avatar #22689 to #22681 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
What rep range are you working with? Are you trying to beat that number every time you go into the gym?
#22806 to #22689 - warkiller (12/27/2014) [-]
I'll go about a month in the 8-12 rep range at between 50% and 70% of my 1rm. For the next month I'll stay in the 5-7 rep range at between 80% and 100% of my 1rm.

So for the first month my routine for say, squats, would look something like:
3x12 squats @ 50%
End of the first month will look closer to:
4x8 squats @ 70%

Second month will look like:
5x6 squats @ 75%
end of the month before I max will look something like this:
1x10 squats @ 50%
1x5 squats @ 75%
1x3 squats @ 85%
1x2 squats @ 90%
1x1 squats @ 100% (recorded max, not current)
After about two to two and a half months I'll test my 1rm and write it down.
I do this on my compound exercises such as bench, squats, deadlifts, cleans.
And I only try maxing out when I'm supposed to.
But with the above method, I've made between 20 and 30 pound increases on everything every two months.
Except for deadlift. I've done the above routine the entire time and deadlift weight hasn't budged.

And sorry for the late response. Spent yesterday and most of today with the fam.
User avatar #22816 to #22806 - studbeefpile (12/27/2014) [-]
I'm talking specifically for deadlifts. What applies to bench and squats does not necessarily apply to deadlifts.

If I were you, I would rebuild your deadlift from the ground up. Take a really light weight, like 135, do it for one 20 rep set, and just do accessories for the rest of your pull workout. Each week, add literally only 10lbs, and try to hit 20 again. Hit 20 reps for the set for as long as you can. Once the reps start to drop just keep adding 10lbs each week. Eventually you'll go down to 10, 6, 3, 2, and before you know it, you'll be at your new one rep max, which I'm sure will be much higher than it was before.

It's important that you load up on accessories though, since you're only doing 1 set of deadlifts - especially when that set gets down to 8 reps or less. I recommend bent over barbell rows, dumbbell rows, and cable pull downs for 3x15-20 for each.
#22818 to #22816 - warkiller (23 hours ago) [-]
I tend to do the same routine for all of my compounds. I just simply used squats as an example.
And thanks. I'll try that and see if it works.

Also, what's your input on rack pulls? I've heard people talk about using rack pulls to increase your deadlift. I've also heard, though, that it doesn't do anything for deadlifts.
User avatar #22819 to #22818 - studbeefpile (23 hours ago) [-]
It depends. If you have a weak lockout, they're great. I used them to improve my lockout.

If you're one of those guys that can finish as long as he breaks the floor, then they have no purpose.
#22821 to #22819 - warkiller (23 hours ago) [-]
Ah, alright. Thank you.
#22658 - anonymous (12/24/2014) [-]
When lifting does one lock the joints or stop before the lock. I've been told both.
User avatar #22675 to #22658 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
Lock out. Full range of motion, keep everything controlled.

Now, don't go slamming your joints out, just make sure everything is straight before going back down.
User avatar #22673 to #22658 - derpityhurr (12/24/2014) [-]
unless youre trying to do some advance time-under-tension type stuff you should lock joints, you fatigue your muscles otherwise
Also, on some exercises not locking joints can lead to injuries (ie bent elbow on deadlift)
User avatar #22661 to #22658 - teoberry (12/24/2014) [-]
dont lock, it fucks your joins
User avatar #22676 to #22661 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
This isn't true.
User avatar #22684 to #22676 - teoberry (12/24/2014) [-]
really? everyone I've ever worked out has told me to push yourself right to locking, but never do.
User avatar #22685 to #22684 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
A lot of people also curl in the squat rack, but that don't make it right.

I've been locking out all of my movements for quite a while now. Never had any joint pain related to it. It's just one of those myths people use to get out of doing more work.
User avatar #22686 to #22685 - teoberry (12/24/2014) [-]
huh. swag. guess ill start doing that then
#22672 to #22661 - anonymous (12/24/2014) [-]
i assume this goes for pushups and curls as well?
User avatar #22646 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
Tyrones Guide to /fit/

It's a good idea to go back to basics every once in a while.

9 is my favorite.
User avatar #22677 to #22646 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
marinepenguin

What the fuck happened in the comments down there?
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User avatar #22654 to #22650 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
I don't use /fit/ at all. I just like the video.
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User avatar #22634 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Yesterday was supposed to be my off day, from lifting and from work, but then I got called into work and what did they have me do? Move hundreds of pounds worth of shred, and then move hundreds of pounds of documents, and then move several hundred pound metal cabinets full of documents with a dolley. After 8 hours of that I was sweaty and exhausted, today my biceps and lower back are sore, and I'm supposed to Squat and deadlift today. Awesome.
User avatar #22643 to #22634 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
Just eat like crazy and you'll be fine.

Gotta eat big to get big, Come On!
User avatar #22644 to #22643 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
You're preaching to the choir here brother. Don't you think all that work made me hungry as fuck as it is?
User avatar #22645 to #22644 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
Sugar cookies! Fudge! Candy Canes! Entire Turkeys! Strenf Gainz! Abs? Not even once!

srs






srs





User avatar #22647 to #22645 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
My family made fudge and sugar cookies yesterday. Then we went to buffalo wild wings and I pigged out on grilled chicken tenders, fries, and wings for about 3 hours. Don't you just love the holidays?
User avatar #22648 to #22647 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
Yeah man! Add like 2 sets to all your movements and take advantage of that shit!
User avatar #22638 to #22634 - donnybergerstory (12/23/2014) [-]
Like Eric Thomas said: you can either be the lion or gazelle, either way, you better be running.
User avatar #22639 to #22638 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Oh I'm gonna power through it. There's no doubt about that.
User avatar #22640 to #22639 - donnybergerstory (12/23/2014) [-]
Let's get it then. It's back and quads day for me.
User avatar #22629 - mendelevium (12/23/2014) [-]
Welp, I might be fucked.
I worked hard for nearly a year to gain 15 lbs of noob gains.
Was sick with a flu so bad I spent two weeks on an IV drip with nothing to eat in a hospital bed, then I couldn't even sit up straight for another week.
Ive been taking it easy for a month and now I lost all inspiration to work out.

Worst of all I lose 10 pounds of what Im sure is muscle cuz I've always been a skinny fuck.

As a last ditch effort to get back into the kick of things I did abs yesterday and the pain that noobs get has come back and is killing me.

What do, I lost it all in 3 weeks because I was in the hospital, and I don't even feel like I can work out anymore.

Also how bad is morphine and codeine?
Because that was my diet for those 3 weeks.
User avatar #22630 to #22629 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
You didn't lose 15 pounds of muscle in 3 weeks. And the muscle you may have lost you'll get back pretty quickly. When you sick you lose mostly water weight. Since you were in the hospital for 3 weeks of say you lost some mass too. BUt lost gains take a LOT less time to get back then all new gains.
User avatar #22631 to #22630 - mendelevium (12/23/2014) [-]
I feel pretty shit as well.
Dont know if its the sickness or the lack of exercise but getting out of bed is a challenge at this point.

User avatar #22632 to #22631 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Rest at this point. Just try to eat a lot of protein to cull the damage.
User avatar #22625 - lulzformalaysiaair ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Dat gud feel when straight 10lb gain on my bench. I dont even jump 5 pounds. I guess it's all about the mind n shit.
User avatar #22635 to #22625 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
dat gud feel when you're a noob and can put 10lbs on your bench every week if you train right
User avatar #22636 to #22635 - lulzformalaysiaair ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
well not ery week but even though it does happen sometimes, it wont last long for sure.
User avatar #22637 to #22636 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
What are your current bench squat and dead prs?
User avatar #22641 to #22637 - lulzformalaysiaair ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
ur mum
User avatar #22649 to #22641 - lulzformalaysiaair ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
I'll speak of my #'s when I think they are worthy enough to be said.
User avatar #22674 to #22649 - studbeefpile (12/24/2014) [-]
Look dude, I desperately wish Wish I had people to help show me the way when I was a beginner. I spent over a year making barely any progress (when I should have been making glorious noob gains) because I didn't know what the fuck I was doing, and had to figure it out on my own. I had to research everything myself. Try stuff - even dumb shit - just to see if it worked. I wish I had people to help me out when I started....who knows where I'd be now if I had....

With that said, speak freely with us dammit! Let us help you! None of the legit users on this board are gonna dig at you for having low numbers. We all know you gotta start somewhere.
User avatar #22702 to #22674 - teoberry (12/25/2014) [-]
lulz you should probably read this kek. it's very good help. you already told me your max deadlift over skype, i dont see why the rest of the numbers are a problem.
User avatar #22662 to #22649 - teoberry (12/24/2014) [-]
nigga everyone starts somewhere. yeah my bench is probably shit. my chest has always been shit. if you want help from people on this board, you have to be honest and real. plugging studbeefpile because you clearly didnt want him to see your excuse
User avatar #22642 to #22641 - studbeefpile (12/23/2014) [-]
We're all here to help each other out. Don't be an ass.
#22620 - europe (12/22/2014) [-]
So what should I expect with the start of new year? From what I hear a ton of people tend to join because of new year's resolutions and stuff. I wouldn't know, I've only started liftan a few months back
User avatar #22633 to #22620 - lotengo (12/23/2014) [-]
A lot of people that dont know what they are doing, but most of em will be gone within 2 months.

If your gym is small, try to avoid the normal rush hours
User avatar #22623 to #22620 - nyawgga (12/22/2014) [-]
it's just going to be a bunch of overweight people on the treadmills, epileptical, and exercise bicycles. we're good, don't worry.
User avatar #22621 to #22620 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/22/2014) [-]
It isn't as bad as people say, but expect a bunch of people who have little to no idea what they're doing going to your gym for about 2 weeks to a month. It'll thin down after a while. There may be a few new people stay, but the vast majority will disappear quickly.
#22609 - anonymous (12/22/2014) [-]
got lumbar lordosis or however you say it

how do i fix
User avatar #22607 - bobvonbobby (12/22/2014) [-]
Last week I rode my bike five miles to get a flat tire. I then proceeded to walk the remaining 7 miles carrying the bike on my back in order to work out. Never thought I'd be this dedicated to lifting.
User avatar #22612 to #22607 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/22/2014) [-]
That's quite a trek.
User avatar #22602 - lawlfailwinepic (12/22/2014) [-]
okay, guys. i seriously need your take on this.

i'm 15, just turned so 2 weeks ago.

at 15, i am 5'11 with a 6' wingspan.

what am i projected to be at 19?
User avatar #22603 to #22602 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/22/2014) [-]
A little bit bigger then that.
User avatar #22604 to #22603 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/22/2014) [-]
But seriously dude, there's no way to know. Sometimes not even your parents are a good way to measure how big you get. At 15 I was 5'9. By the time I was 17 i was 6'3 with a 6'6 wingspan. Both my parents are 6'1 and I'm bigger then both of them by quite a bit. And supposedly I'm still growing a little. Why are you wanting to know anyways?
User avatar #22605 to #22604 - lawlfailwinepic (12/22/2014) [-]
well, i'm trying to join the varsity football team my senior year. coach said the ideal height for a quarterback would be 6'2 and up so they can see over the big ass linemen.

i'm already the biggest freshman on the baseball team, i'm just praying i can be starting qb, you know?
User avatar #22704 to #22605 - teoberry (12/25/2014) [-]
do you have qb experience? it's not something you can just pick up in senior year. if you're big+fast you could play db
User avatar #22706 to #22704 - lawlfailwinepic (12/25/2014) [-]
i've played qb my entire life.
User avatar #22708 to #22706 - teoberry (12/25/2014) [-]
shit eh, i got the vibe you wanted to try out for qb. but yeah dude you're 5'11, by the time you're 17-18 you'll have a couple more inches.
User avatar #22608 to #22605 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/22/2014) [-]
Completely understandable. Just look at how tall your parents and grandparents are. if they're tall you are more then likely to be tall also. And even if your not gonna be 6'2, you can still be a quarterback. My brothers team went to the state finals this year and their QB was 5'7. He was just built like a house and was extremely smart, he's an all state quarterback as well. The ideal height for a QB is 6'2, but they'll take anyone who has the ability to be one if they've got the ability.
#22591 - anonymous (12/22/2014) [-]
I'm a recovering anorexic and I need advice on how to work out and what to do to work out and keep myself from losing weight if anything
User avatar #22624 to #22591 - nyawgga (12/22/2014) [-]
eat

do not stop eating

my personal philisophy: it is better to overeat than not eat enough
User avatar #22619 to #22591 - europe (12/22/2014) [-]
peanuts got a shitton of calories and a nice amount of protein so good 4 u
User avatar #22611 to #22591 - lulzformalaysiaair ONLINE (12/22/2014) [-]
KEEP FUCKING EATING SHIT
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