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#27144 - jvcjvc (02/28/2015) [-]
Has anybody else experienced an extreme raise in their heartrate when you are about to do any lifts??

I mean, my heartrate increases drastically when i have laid my phone ready to click in the rest time and i'm walking to / standing in the powerrack ready to squat.

I have no idea if this is reducing my capacity, - but it makes it harder for me to focus.

does anyone have any tips to reduce this?
User avatar #27157 to #27144 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Just pre-workout nerves. I'm like that today, because I'm trying to squat 255 for at least 15 reps.
#27161 to #27157 - jvcjvc (02/28/2015) [-]
you will be out of breath. but your gains will be through the roof
User avatar #27162 to #27161 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
I love those nerves though. It actually makes me focused And more explosive.
User avatar #27149 to #27144 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
Relax. Listen to some calming music between sets, I personally enjoy nujabes. But remember, you are lifting, so your heart rate will increase
#27151 to #27149 - jvcjvc (02/28/2015) [-]
but i will try this out the next time!
#27150 to #27149 - jvcjvc (02/28/2015) [-]
Yes, i know they rise, but it is when the timer beeps, and i get up. my heart-rate increases by maybe 50 bpm.
#27133 - bestbrobeans (02/28/2015) [-]
I have fallen upon tough times guys. Company posted me to a place that has a very expensive gym because we are really far out of the way, and literally the whole country doesn't stock weights above 25 pounds. Had to make my own 40 poundscurling weights from cement and steel pipe and will be making some 75-90 pound ones for benching etc.. Had to build the bench myself, nothing fancy, but I'd be wasting away without it.

You guys ever had stories where you have to improvise? I could use your stories as more motivation to push through.
User avatar #27182 to #27133 - envinite ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
The security guards around my area made a makeshift dumbbell and barbell like that, but safer since they protect the cement by covering it with buckets or used big Tupperwares. Hell, they even managed to made the weight on the barbell removable by un-screw it from the steel pipe.
User avatar #27170 to #27133 - nyawgga (03/01/2015) [-]
Being a highrise electrician, I always have to put spools of wire on a pipe. I can't resist trying to press it above me, or if its huge spools, deadlifting it.
User avatar #27158 to #27133 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
We've built our own makeshift squat racks, I found old tires for tire flips, and this summer I'm considering building or salvaging metal to make a sled. Home gyms man.
User avatar #27140 to #27133 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
Dude that's fucking awesome. The fact you took the initiative and did something besides complain puts you ahead of 90% of the people in this world.
User avatar #27137 to #27133 - europe (02/28/2015) [-]
Wouldn't it just be better to start doing bodyweight exercises?
User avatar #27138 to #27137 - bestbrobeans (02/28/2015) [-]
I'm not starting out.
User avatar #27139 to #27138 - europe (02/28/2015) [-]
I know, but still
User avatar #27141 to #27139 - bestbrobeans (02/28/2015) [-]
In which case, no. I can't maintain my body with body weight exercises.
#27142 to #27141 - europe (02/28/2015) [-]
Ah well. Just make sure all that shit is sturdy.
User avatar #27143 to #27142 - bestbrobeans (02/28/2015) [-]
Ah yeah, I've stress tested everything. The underside is all braced with L-brackets and smaller screws so I don't accidentally puncture my spine.
User avatar #27132 - classybot (02/28/2015) [-]
Ey guys, I basically came here now to ask for some extra advice
So, first things first, I got no idea about the whole american metric system etc., so I will use the basic kg, cm etc.
So basically, january, I began doing the Stronglifts 5x5 training program. I was back then at 98.5kg, which for my length (I am 165cm) was way over BMI scale of obesity.
But at the same time, I used to go at the gym so a decent amount was composed of muscles that were already settled in.
But anyways, so I have been using it and within a month I lost well over 9kg, going back to the weight I had mid-summer 2013.
But right now I feel like my training isn*t giving much result. I lost a lot, and I gained back some muscle mass, but I also noticed that my problem areas (being my waist and my ass) haven't really been affected much.
So any advice on lower body training? My upper body is doing just fine, but I need to get my lower body more into work. My body type is endomorphic, just in case if anyone wonders.
User avatar #27135 to #27132 - bestbrobeans (02/28/2015) [-]
How often do you change your routine around? How much water do you drink? What's your diet like? How often do you rest between workout days? If you trained your body our of 9 kilos but then it came to a slowdown, it's probably time to shock your body by throwing in new workouts and changing your reps/laps/sets.
User avatar #27148 to #27135 - classybot (02/28/2015) [-]
I drink about 5 litres of water a day.
My diet is very basic, only add is eating more food that contains protein (meat, tuna, nuts, beans...) and my workout routine is a very basic 1h routine, 3 times a week.
I have been adding to the Stronglifts workout some dumbbell training, crunches... basically what could work out my lower body.
But other than that, I do 3-4km of jogging once a week, and during pause days I go for a very light 1km jog.
I just wonder what I should do to work more on my lower body :/
User avatar #27131 - luigipimp (02/28/2015) [-]
know how some pots that come with a strainer that half way deep so you can steam veggies or something? would it fully cook a chicken breast? with salominella and stuff
User avatar #27115 - zaxzwim (02/28/2015) [-]
hey guys, started going to the gym today, any tips for anything?
User avatar #27171 to #27115 - nyawgga (03/01/2015) [-]
Record every set, and write notes on how you think you did, and if you think you have no idea what you were doing, record that and go on bodybuilding.com to find out the proper way of doing it.
User avatar #27167 to #27115 - morganpopesdope (03/01/2015) [-]
do you know what 21s are?
User avatar #27128 to #27115 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Don't curl in the squat rack. That makes people mad.


But if confidence is an issue, worry only about yourself and what you are doing. Everyone had to be a newbie in the gym at one point. No one is going to judge you if you show that you are putting legit effort into it. If anything, they'll be secretly rooting for you and hoping you make it.
#27136 to #27128 - anonexplains (02/28/2015) [-]
I asked someone how many sets he had left in the powerrack, and this bro was racking 40 kg at mid femur level in the ONLY place to do squats, he could litteraly just have picked the weight up from the floor for those sloppy cheat-curls.
User avatar #27121 to #27115 - winners (02/28/2015) [-]
dont be afraid to ask a bigger guy how to do something. if we can see that ur learning we wont get mad at you for taking up space
User avatar #27123 to #27121 - zaxzwim (02/28/2015) [-]
i met a few of the other guys in there today because i had a more of an introduction day where someone who goes there often goes around and shows you all the machines and all that and quite a few of the other guys there said that if i ever needed any help of anything just to ask them
#27120 to #27115 - biater (02/28/2015) [-]
starting strength man... isolation exercises waste months of time
User avatar #27122 to #27120 - zaxzwim (02/28/2015) [-]
can you expand on that?
User avatar #27129 to #27122 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Biater is right, newbies should focus on compound movements 90% of the time. Although, it won't kill you if you add in one or two isolation movements that you really like, and get good at those. Part of the difficulty of starting a workout when your new, is not having motivation, if you do a few things you actually like, it won't be so bad.
#27127 to #27122 - biater (02/28/2015) [-]
Yeah man... compound exercises that works a lot of muscles build muscle much faster than isolation exercises that work a single muscle. So things like pullups, bench, dead lifts, and squats. Little exercises that work out a single muscle, like curls or tricep extensions, can make your muscle sore, but you won't get the growth you'd get with these compound exercises. I suggest you make compound exercises the majority of your workout. I wish I'd known that when I started working out. I read this Bill Pearlman book when I was younger, Getting Stronger, which was good, but did not emphasize compound exercises enough.

There is an exercise route, starting strength, that is really good at explaining this. Also Strong Lifts is another one. Here is a link for starting strength. www.startingstrengthtraining.com/workouts/

Good luck! Keep at it, and you'll crush it!

"What is the point of life, or of health, if not to do some work with it?" - Thomas Carlyle, as quoted by Bill Pearl
User avatar #27125 to #27122 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
Look up the book starting strength and read it.
User avatar #27118 to #27115 - envinite ONLINE (02/28/2015) [-]
Don't be a retard.
User avatar #27119 to #27118 - zaxzwim (02/28/2015) [-]
i can try i guess
#27114 - mattdoggy (02/28/2015) [-]
Soup fitness
Question here for you all
How do you get the best prison workout for your pectorals
I'm gaining mass really slowly in my chest and everything else is gaining so quick i'm getting stretch marks. I don't mind always smelling like coco butter for the stretch marks but i do mind that i look like i still got moobs instead of pecs. I'm stuck on a prison work out in the mornings before school and work and don't have the resources to make it to the local gym. Is there anyway i can improve my chest better at home or is it that i need to slim down and get out of bear mode to have the defined chest. Any tips or advice is helpful
User avatar #27117 to #27114 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Dips are awesome for overall chest development.
User avatar #27130 to #27117 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/28/2015) [-]
Are dips the best? I currently do incline dumbbell flys.
User avatar #27153 to #27130 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
They're the best for overall chest development. Flys are good too though.
User avatar #27108 - youraveragesupport (02/28/2015) [-]
Hey guys, I'm going to start a new lifting regime (Stronglift 5x5) on Monday, and I need a solid diet to go with it. I'm trying to put on weight cause I'm currently 130 at 6'4". Can anyone point me in the direction of something that works well?
User avatar #27126 to #27108 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
Strong Lifts is a great program. Run GOMAD, gallon of milk a day, for the ultimate weight gain. 100% works
User avatar #27110 to #27108 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
I started at 6'3 145, and I was a stick. You must look like my friend whose 6'5 at 135.

Basically, you need to eat. A LOT. Don't worry so much about quality, just stuff your face. It took me 4000 calories a day to spur on growth, but I got it to work. Lots of meats, fruits and veggies are awesome. But fast food every other day won't kill you, and neither will having a poorest before bed. You simply just need to put on weight.
User avatar #27172 to #27110 - nyawgga (03/01/2015) [-]
I'm doing the exact same thing actually.

I'm a fucking twig, and I've only started actually gaining weight once I hit 4000 calories per day.

My philosophy is that its always better to eat more than not enough.

I will never be ashamed of my fat because I worked to put it on, which means I can EASILY take it off. But I don't want to. Not quite yet.
User avatar #27175 to #27172 - marinepenguin (03/01/2015) [-]
A properly done bulk should never put too much fat on you. If you're putting on too much fat, you should either add it conditioning, or cut down on the calories. I started at around 10% body fat, and I'm probably around 13-14% right now while I'm 60 pounds heavier. The idea that you should constantly bulk and cut is really not the best process.
User avatar #27176 to #27175 - nyawgga (03/01/2015) [-]
You're right about that, I agree. I want to do just one massive bulk and one massive cut, but if I get too fat this first time, I'll be smart for the second time.

And if it wasn't winter, I'd be doing some HIIT outside
User avatar #27178 to #27176 - marinepenguin (03/01/2015) [-]
Do some complexes twice a week. Those are amazing at shredding fat.
User avatar #27134 to #27110 - bestbrobeans (02/28/2015) [-]
I second this. When I started working out in 2007, I was 5'11 and weighed 121. I now sit comfortably between 180-190 and just maintain between long bouts of nothing due to travelling and work. But, when I started out I did 3 months of just face stuffing whatever. I used to buy those thick rolls of like chicken polony (ate 2-4 inches a day) loads of packs of just sliced meats, chicken liver paste for lunches, and just had a huge pile of roasted oats and yogurt for breakfast. Back then I was living at home, so I would only ever have what mom cooked for dinner, but back then we had steaks a lot. And tbh that's all I would do now if I were you.

I also occasionally chugged 3-4 eggs before/after working out, but that is generally frowned upon health wise. Something I was unaware of as a teen.

TLDR: just go buy a ton of cold meats and just cut them up and eat them all day. Once you start piling on the muscle, THEN look at specialized diets and supplements.
User avatar #27155 to #27134 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Yup. Pretty much agree. I didn't start taking creatine until after I hit 200 pounds, and I just recently ordered some peri-workout stuff to drink while I work out.
User avatar #27111 to #27110 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Poptart* not poorest
User avatar #27112 to #27111 - youraveragesupport (02/28/2015) [-]
Thanks, I kinda thought that's what I would have to do, but I wanted to check with some people who knew a bit more first.
User avatar #27113 to #27112 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Yup. Unfortunately your natural body type is skeletonbro. But you can get past it. Train right and eat well,and you can get big. I managed to gain 60 pounds So far.
User avatar #27107 - studbeefpile (02/28/2015) [-]
Hit dat nice 275 bench today your move KungFuZero

It was touch and go, gonna try to hit it paused in the near future.
#27159 to #27107 - KungFuZerO (02/28/2015) [-]
Fuuuccckkkk now I have to try it. Good shit beefpile
User avatar #27099 - teoberry (02/28/2015) [-]
For our school, we do rugby runs, and seeing the progress I've made from this year to last year is beautiful tbh. I used to be able to maybe be in the middle of the pack running there, I'd die on the stairs, and be one of the last back. Now I'm always top 3 there and back, and stairs ain't nothing but a thang. I may not be that much bigger size wise, but my cardio/stamina has changed so much and I'm pretty proud of myself.
User avatar #27100 to #27099 - teoberry (02/28/2015) [-]
for reference, it's about 2.5 km there and 2.5 km back, idk how high the stairs are but there's a lot of them
#27087 - anonexplains (02/28/2015) [-]
**anonymous rolled user tinkotin ** doesn't lift! look at him! look at him and laugh!
User avatar #27080 - dravis (02/28/2015) [-]
I fucking love to do exercises, pushups, laps around the house, lifting, all the good shit, but the thing is that i just can't bring myself to do it near anyone else, and since my house is small and my parents are almost always here, it makes it hard for me to do any kind of exercises and i feel embarassed if someone is watching.

Help me.
User avatar #27124 to #27080 - envinite ONLINE (02/28/2015) [-]
I can't do exercise well at home cuz my room is right on top of my parents room and I only have spare time at night.

Basically after 10 mins of exercising, my dad gonna go upstair and like 'nigga you need to rest'.
User avatar #27116 to #27080 - mattdoggy (02/28/2015) [-]
I know that feel bro, I do it in the bathroom or in my room at night when everyone else is asleep
And no don't mean wanking, i mean push ups, sit ups, etc.
User avatar #27109 to #27080 - mondominiman (02/28/2015) [-]
I can't workout around my family either but I can do it in the gym around strangers. One reason I can't do it around the house though is because my brother tries to give me advice that sounds llke bro science stuff.
User avatar #27101 to #27080 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
Man up and do it around your family. Just think about silly it is. You will not do something you enjoy because you feel uncomfortable that someone, who has been living with you all of your life, might be watching. You can do it
User avatar #27102 to #27101 - dravis (02/28/2015) [-]
"NO YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ME NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME WAHH WAHH"

It's very confusing, even for me, why i can't do it around my family.

Porbably has something to do with anxiety issues and minor autism.
User avatar #27103 to #27102 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
If you have your own room, try working out early in the morning before anyone is up, or in the basement.
User avatar #27105 to #27103 - dravis (02/28/2015) [-]
>Basement
>My own room

3rd world countries for the win, amirite?
User avatar #27106 to #27105 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
ok then it works lol
User avatar #27081 to #27080 - sugoi (02/28/2015) [-]
Find a lifting bro and go gym with them.
It helps to zone out other people since you'll be chatting and shit.
User avatar #27082 to #27081 - dravis (02/28/2015) [-]
There are no gyms in 6 kilometers. House is my only option.

Although i do handstand races with a bro, so i guess that's a good idea.
User avatar #27083 to #27082 - sugoi (02/28/2015) [-]
Yeah that could work doing it with a bro.
You could try and get used to your parents watching though, like just start off doing some situps or something in the living room and see how they react. Once you both get used to it I think it'll be the best option.

But hey working out with your bro works too.
User avatar #27073 - klowserpok (02/27/2015) [-]
I now have a deefinite goal for my lifting.
I want to lift more than Louis Cyr.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Cyr
User avatar #27077 to #27073 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/27/2015) [-]
bodybuilder > strongman
User avatar #27104 to #27077 - Draigor (02/28/2015) [-]
Dat functional strength doe
User avatar #27071 - marinepenguin (02/27/2015) [-]
Feeling much better today. Instead of going for 205 for 3 sets of 5 on bench, decided to start working on pause reps for 5. Did 175 for 5 with about a second pause on each rep. Short term goal is 195 for 5 in the next month or so.

Reason I changed up is because bench is more of a performance lift then one that can make you gain size. So I may as well aim for strength in that area, while focusing on dips for overall chest development.
User avatar #27079 to #27071 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/27/2015) [-]
How does the pause rep method work, do you pause every time and start trying to increase the reps for the same amount of weight you usually struggle with? Is the pause while the weight is at top or below?
User avatar #27088 to #27079 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Pause reps are only different from regular bench in that you have a pause while the weight is on your chest. So instead of touching your chest and immediately pressing the weight, you would wait for a second.

The pause rep builds strength and explosivenss out of the bottom of lift by getting rid of momentum, and getting stronger with a pause will make your regular bench much much stronger.
User avatar #27092 to #27088 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/28/2015) [-]
So why don't I try it. Should I increase the amount of reps I do with it, as in is it supposed to be easier since you rest for a sec?
User avatar #27093 to #27092 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
It's much harder, you'll pause rep a much lower weight then you'll bench regularly. And you can keep the rep range the same if you want.
User avatar #27094 to #27093 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
I'm benching 200 for 3 sets of 5 right now, and I'm pause benching 175 for the same.
User avatar #27072 to #27071 - marinepenguin (02/27/2015) [-]
Studbeefpile, you keep rubbing off on me man.
User avatar #27069 - studbeefpile (02/27/2015) [-]
209 this morning. Slowly but surely.....

The second week is typically the slowest, now that that's over I expect to start losing just a bit faster/more consistently. We'll see.
User avatar #27070 to #27068 - Draigor (02/27/2015) [-]
fucking cats
User avatar #27060 - dragontamers ONLINE (02/27/2015) [-]
I've been getting huge headaches after doing planks and it it's only planks and I have no idea why. Any of you know the answer to that? I've been drinking plenty of water and resting between each workout.
User avatar #27173 to #27060 - nyawgga (03/01/2015) [-]
Do you drink at all?

I know that if I drink for a few weeks and then exert myself, I fucking die.
User avatar #27181 to #27173 - dragontamers ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
As in alcohol? If so, no.
User avatar #27065 to #27060 - Draigor (02/27/2015) [-]
You might be tensing your neck and head too much. Focus on squeezing your abs
#27058 to #27054 - dehumanizer (02/27/2015) [-]
yeah well maybe he could do another workout if he hadnt always skipped doing cardio, esp concidering heart problems were a thing in his family
User avatar #27061 to #27058 - leal (02/27/2015) [-]
>Confirmed for didn't even read the first line.
#27062 to #27061 - dehumanizer (02/27/2015) [-]
>have 1 month to live
>lol better post about it on the Algerian bakery forum
#27064 to #27063 - dehumanizer (02/27/2015) [-]
well thats what he gets for beeing lightweight
User avatar #27041 - unncommon (02/27/2015) [-]
Going to MEPs on Wednesday, basic training in August.
User avatar #27045 to #27041 - marinepenguin (02/27/2015) [-]
Sweet dude. I dont have my dates yet.
User avatar #27084 to #27045 - unncommon (02/28/2015) [-]
Made a decision yet?
User avatar #27086 to #27084 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
What do you mean by made a decision?
User avatar #27090 to #27086 - unncommon (02/28/2015) [-]
Branch and job, last we talked it was air national guard if I'm correct.
User avatar #27091 to #27090 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Yup. Ill be Security forces. I've had that decided for a long time. So I'm assuming last we talked about it was in October, considering that's when I got my job.
User avatar #27095 to #27091 - unncommon (02/28/2015) [-]
Nah bud, last time we talked wasn't about the military it was about my shoulder then about you opening a gym and it was a couple weeks ago. When I get in we'll have to stay in touch and meet up and lift some time.
User avatar #27096 to #27095 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
Ah. Well then I'm not sure why I said I was undecided.

And for sure. I'll be Texas for about 6 months straight.
User avatar #27097 to #27096 - unncommon (02/28/2015) [-]
You didn't say you were undecided, I just wasn't sure. And hell yeah, I'm going to San Antonio, Texas for 6 months (Ft. Sam Houston) for AIT. I should arrive November.
User avatar #27098 to #27097 - marinepenguin (02/28/2015) [-]
I'll be in Austin, a few hours away. Lackland Air force base. I'll be there for basic, and then I'll be there for Tech School as well.
User avatar #27040 - fukinitech (02/27/2015) [-]
idk if this belongs in here but im disoriented alot. I feel like my heads foggy some of the time and at times its hard to fully concentrate. I lose balance alot and fall in one direction, not like a full fall cause i catch myself, but I don't think its normal and im kind of worried, is their something wrong with me? i lose sense of balance alot and im 16 years old.
User avatar #27067 to #27040 - Draigor (02/27/2015) [-]
This is a long shot, but I used to have similar symptoms a few yeaars back. What helped was getting at least 8 hours of sleep, some stretching everyday, and eating lots of carbs in addition to my normal meals. Idk why, but all this stuff really helped
User avatar #27075 to #27067 - fukinitech (02/27/2015) [-]
thanks dude!
#27042 to #27040 - baglesbites (02/27/2015) [-]
Go to the doctors before you give yourself a concussion.
User avatar #27043 to #27042 - fukinitech (02/27/2015) [-]
i dont have a concussion from anything though! could it be from drug usage?
#27044 to #27043 - baglesbites (02/27/2015) [-]
I said to go before you get one. Just go see a fucking doctor if this happens regularly
User avatar #27046 to #27044 - fukinitech (02/27/2015) [-]
could these things cause concussions?
#27047 to #27046 - baglesbites (02/27/2015) [-]
If you don't catch yourself when you fall, you'll probably injure yourself. Why wait for something bad to happen?
User avatar #27048 to #27047 - fukinitech (02/27/2015) [-]
its not like im going down like an actual fall but ill get like disoriented and start leaning in one direction and have to catch myself.
#27039 - ramerez (02/27/2015) [-]
Hey guys, I've hit a rough patch and I feel that my self-image is the main reason. I've always been a hefty dude, more so as I got into my teens and I'm not looking for those "Lose X amount of weight in X amount of days" I just want to start slow.

You guys know any good routines to try that requires not equipment and I could do at home (Like I said not to big on self image lately so going to a gym right now is kinda out the window)

Thanks, save me from a life of Twinkies and regret.
User avatar #27050 to #27039 - leal (02/27/2015) [-]
Height and weight?
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