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#20739 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2014) [-]
Any advice for stretch marks?
User avatar #20765 to #20739 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
They fade with time, but unfortunately you're going to have to get along with them. Truly, they aren't that ugly. They just show that a past you existed and that's not 100% you anymore
User avatar #20788 to #20765 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
Or in my case and others like mine, you gained an insane amount of muscle in a short period of time.
User avatar #20792 to #20788 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
I've got ones where my shoulder connects to my chest at the pec. Happened when I broke my leg in hockey in highschool and I was benching and overhead pressing 3 days a week because why not. I still have a crazy bench because of those 4 months in my prime where all I was doing was upper body day, eating, and resting.

I also have some on my inner thighs, that I think is 50% muscle and 50% fat caused. I somehow lucked out and didn't get any around my midsection although at one point I deserved it. Worried about this next round of loss with loose skin since I dropped weight and then filled it back out again
User avatar #20795 to #20792 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
All of mine are on my ass and thighs. That's the area I literally exploded in in a super short period of time. I've gone up like 4 jeans sizes. People always yell "dat ass" at me.
User avatar #20797 to #20795 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
There is a serious market to be made in making a brand of Jeans called "Squatters"
User avatar #20798 to #20797 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
Right? I only fit in relaxed fit these days. But I'm starting to outgrow them. After that it's only fat jeans where the waist is huge. That'll be the day I wear sweatpants only.
User avatar #20802 to #20798 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
Met up with someone who has bigger squat and deadlift than me (although he weighs 25 pounds more and I don't think his last 15 were all that great in a power to weight ratio), but he was bitching that 38 waist jeans with a belt down to his size sucks cause of the overlap. I told him he needs to find a different brand, gotta be something still in 36 that fits the thighs and then the belt isn't as ridiculous.

This is the guy taking a fight next month.
User avatar #20805 to #20802 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
I know a guy who gets a special brand ordered called zipper or something. Kids 6'5 and a stick so he gets them specially made. Wonder if they'd make them for squatters?
User avatar #20809 to #20805 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
Dude, if this engineering thing doesn't work out for me I need to open a sweatshop in China making jeans for us and calling it Squatters. They'd sell if I could keep the prices down. We gotta buy our copious amounts of chicken and brown rice after all
User avatar #20811 to #20809 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
Wait wait wait your going into engineering? Same here brah.

And I'd buy your jeans, I'd support you.
User avatar #20814 to #20811 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
Yeah. Electrical Engineering. I graduate right here in December. Already got a job offer accepted (accepted it last March actually. So nice knowing I only need to pass classses and not get As or Bs anymore haha) and I start that the last week of Jan.

Michigan Tech is my school. The Tech is short for Technological University, but just telling people I go to a tech they think i'm like a mechanic or electrician or something.
User avatar #20816 to #20814 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
Awesome, I haven't even gotten an associate's yet so who knows what could happen. I don't know what kind of engineering to go into though. That's great though man, good luck with that. I about 2 states away down in Illinois.
User avatar #20818 to #20816 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
We just get Bachelors of Science here. No Associate's beforehand. About all the engineering disciplines are good. If you go Civil though with the military you'll be stuck building bridges for life lol
User avatar #20820 to #20818 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
Well I'm going to a community college that has a co-op situation with a bigger 4 year school, so I'll get my 2 year degree here then transfer directly to the 4 year school to get my bachelors.

I crossed out civil engineering for the military a loooong time ago. That was a job that was available at my base for the Guard, and I qualified for it, but the guys their said they mainly just repair the roads and sidewalks on base, and that sounded boring as fuck. I've been told to go into Petroleum engineering, but that's long hours and a ton of travel, but also 6 figure salary right off the bat.
User avatar #20821 to #20820 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
Yeah, I'm good friends with a girl who's an officer in the National Guard. She's 1st Lieutenant of and engineering division, and although her major is Chemical Engineering, they still get her and her group to do all sorts of roadwork because that's what engineers do in the military

Go chemical engineering rather than petroleum. Majority of oil companies will hire chemicals for their petroleum positions, and this gives you more options as well if you don't want to move to Alaska or North Dakota for the oil. It is a fuck ton of money. I thought of working for Schlemburger, they had spots open for EEs especially because I have a lot of Controls experience
#20756 to #20739 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2014) [-]
various creams exist for them like retin-a, but there are no guarantees. i heard cocoa butter can help, but none of the ointments are immediate would take years. there are also lazer procedures that exist.
User avatar #20746 to #20739 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Learn to get along with them.
#20743 to #20739 - tremuzik (11/13/2014) [-]
My friend, I lost all my weight my 7th grade year. My freshman year of HS I started working out. I'm now beginning college.

My stretch marks are still here, and I've learned to embrace them. They're my tiger marks. lol
#20742 to #20739 - rety (11/13/2014) [-]
lose weight and keep it off for a long time, and they may heal
other than that, nothing
#20747 to #20742 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2014) [-]
sheit, thanks anyway
User avatar #20749 to #20747 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
You can use bio oil or maybe chia/cocoa butters and oils but they are not guaranteed
User avatar #20737 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
Hey guys; follow up to my older post about the ab cuts pills. Most of you probably didn't see it but I will just say what results i have seen. I have dropped 6 lbs since taking the pills and my midsection is starting to go down. Starting to get my diet back together and now my only issue is hitting the gym every day. I have been taking days off here and there to deal with school because the more time I put in the gym the more my grades go down.
User avatar #20774 to #20737 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
Hey, man. What did you do with them? Like took them and did what routines and shit?
User avatar #20778 to #20774 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
I'm at school right now I will give you the whole rundown when I get home.
User avatar #20779 to #20778 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
Thanks brother
User avatar #20782 to #20779 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
Ok, I'm not home yet but I'm on mobile, so I'll do my best to give you a quick summary.
These pills-or any supplement won't do anything if you don't workout and eat right.
I work out 5-6 times a week.
My schedule is:
Day 1: chest & calves
Day 2: back and legs w/o calves
Day 3: shoulders
Day 4: triceps and chest
Day 5: biceps and back
Day 6: legs
Everyday I do 700-1000 jump ropes after my weight training, or between sets of my weight training. You just break down the jump roping into sets of 50-100 and just take 15 sec breaks between the sets. Usually I do a couple jump ropes between the sets of my first workout to get warmed up.

Now for diet:
I usually have 2 small breakfast burritos with 2 eggs and some hash browns; which I know are not healthy but I don't eat a lot of calories anymore so I like to get a big filling breakfast.

For lunch I either have a turkey sandwich on wheat bread or just 2 small chicken breasts with broccoli and a banana or nuts.

My afternoon snack is usually a scoop or two of peanut butter or another banana.

My dinner is whatever my mom makes which is usually healthy and high in protein.

Now, I usually drink a gallon of water a day but you MUST keep your calories below 1700 for maximum weight loss, which is why I eat somewhat unhealthy because I'm keeping my calories low (1570). I can give you any more info you need when I get home, just leave any questions you got for me!
#20785 to #20782 - KungFuZerO (11/13/2014) [-]
If you're trying to lose weight, you should not be doing a 6 day split. At all.
Do a 2 day split and focus on compound movements and hitting large muscle groups every day.
Also, if you're trying to maximize muscle gain, definitely do not do jump ropes between sets of weight training. 1-2 minutes of REST is optimal for muscle growth.
User avatar #20783 to #20782 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
Thanks, dude. I'm gonna try do something similar if I can get a hold of them
User avatar #20784 to #20783 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
Ok weil I am home now. It says to take 3 pills with every meal but I only take 1-2 int he morning, two when I get home, and 3 with dinner.
User avatar #20750 to #20737 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
When was this
User avatar #20754 to #20753 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
So you only dropped a lb a month on diet pills?
User avatar #20755 to #20754 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
I've only been taking them for a week and a half.
User avatar #20760 to #20755 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
Ohhh fucking hell I'll have to look into them then.
User avatar #20761 to #20760 - ohhh (11/13/2014) [-]
I sometimes stick my dick into hell on friday's, how did you know?
User avatar #20762 to #20761 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
What're the fucking odds?
User avatar #20738 to #20737 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
So yes, the product Ab Cuts did help me overcome my plateau somewhat. I still have like 3 more weeks to go so I will give you another update next week.
User avatar #20735 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
Want to start boxing...

Anyone here ever boxed before? Is it fun?
User avatar #20766 to #20735 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
Very fun, can be very frustrating at first. Learn to smile and laugh at yourself a lot.

Don't be an asshole who tries to prove he's tough his first week. Good luck!
#20757 to #20735 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2014) [-]
kick boxing would be more applicable.
User avatar #20751 to #20735 - cptmongtard (11/13/2014) [-]
If you want to fight, it's amazing. Self defense, not so much
#20741 to #20735 - rety (11/13/2014) [-]
yeah its fun, along with wrestling, ive done boxing, jiu jitsu, and taekwondo, with a tad of muay thai.
Boxing is really fun, but there is a little problem.
First every type of fighting school is in one of three groups
fear management, sport, or defense.
boxing is sport fighting, and isnt the best for defense.(better than nothing)

But if you enjoy sport fighting, and like boxing,, its really fun and you should do it
User avatar #20767 to #20741 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
A boxer with takedown defense is fucking tough to deal with whether in an mma fight or a real world altercation however. Fuck trying to close the distance on one of those guys without eating a shit ton of damage on the way in

Nothing wrong with starting with a boxing base and then moving to the grappling arts
(I do really like your description of all fighting schools fall into 3 categories, with shades of overlap between each)
#20789 to #20767 - rety (11/14/2014) [-]
true on the takedown defense with boxing
however, i think a wrestler with a little striking will go further than a striker with a little ground work, but then again, im biased as Im currently devoted to wrestling
User avatar #20791 to #20789 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
Fair enough. It does go both ways. My best aspect is Brazilian jiu jitsu, with kickboxing second. I'm great once it gets to the ground, but have a bitch of a time getting it there if the other guys is committed to not going.
#20793 to #20791 - rety (11/14/2014) [-]
the best thing ive found for closing in on people is a combo of peekaboo style boxing and doing shit that doesnt make sense.
peekaboo allows for defense and a fast step in.
As for shit that dont make sense, try clapping loudly in front of a persons face, it freezes them for about a tenth of a second, and that delay is sometimes enough to take em to the ground. really anything that causes people to freeze is good
User avatar #20799 to #20793 - jokerjack (11/14/2014) [-]
Talking mma setting or against a bigger than you Joe in a bar/street fight with the clapping shock value stuff?

I'm fine against anyone without training. It's trying to get a skilled person down that's a bitch.

Shit, if they're a pure wrestler whose had too much to drink and is causing a problem I'll just pull guard lol. They'll land nothing but glancing blows and without knowing what common subs are it wouldn't be long before a kimura or triangle.

But yeah, the throwing from behind a shell you trust to step into the pocket allows you to get in there and get some sort of body lock/clinch in.
#20801 to #20799 - rety (11/14/2014) [-]
im actually talking ring setting on the clap.
Im a movement wrestler(think out boxer but for wrestling) and the clap has worked even on people that are experienced and one step + shot away.
Its so out of place that it can work, but only once
User avatar #20734 - badgerbaiting (11/13/2014) [-]
Recently started training fro the Royal Marines which means prioritising running and press ups/body weight exercise over lifting and I'm getting leaner and losing mass. MY GAINS, MY GAINS, WHY HAVE YOU ABANDONED ME?

Also, I'm doing two 4.8km runs a day and my calves get tight AF. Anyone got any ideas to alleviate this? I'm massaging them with liniment, but I'd like something more long term.
User avatar #20744 to #20734 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Why are you running so much? I'm joining the military as well, but I'm only running a couple miles every other day. I've been focusing on pushups, sit ups, pull ups and running while still lifting weights and I've still managed to gain size and strength. Running nearly 6 miles a day is just silly.
User avatar #20790 to #20744 - badgerbaiting (11/14/2014) [-]
The pre-joining fitness test consists of running 2.4km in 12 min 30, a minute break and then another 2.4km in your best time, but it has to be below 10 min 30. Some of the really fit guys get 7 min on their best. I want to be up there.
User avatar #20794 to #20790 - marinepenguin (11/14/2014) [-]
That's basically what we do, 2.4 km is 1.5 miles, which is what we run on our test. But we run it once under 11:45 or something like that.
User avatar #20827 to #20794 - badgerbaiting (11/14/2014) [-]
I've go to do it twice. The poush ups, sit ups and pull ups are a piece of piss, but the run is where I need most work. I can get the 12:30 easily but I'm stuck around 11:30 for the second leg. At least I have 4 months to get ready.
User avatar #20733 - scandinavianpedo (11/13/2014) [-]
i drink a 100 grams of protein right after i workout trough shakes, i only workout 4 times a week. so i have a question: should i drink protein powder every day? or just the days i work out?
User avatar #20768 to #20733 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
If that works for you sure, but 100 grams from protein shakes alone is a lot. You'd be better off getting more from your meals if you're that low (meat or other protein sources come with nutrients not found in powder alone)

The myth of "your body can only use 20grams of protein per sitting" is just that and a complete myth.

Anabolic window is also largely a myth except for high level athletes working out multiple times a day. So that being said if you absolutely need that much protein powder to reach your protein requirements for the day then there's no reason not to have it on non-lifting days. But there's a gaping hole in your diet if you need 100grams from supplement
User avatar #20780 to #20768 - scandinavianpedo (11/13/2014) [-]
dont get me wrong, i do get a lot of protein, like 20-30 grams for breakfast, like 10-15 for lunch, 40-60 during dinner and another 10 for supper.

but i am a 194lbs guy, so i figured i needed some extra during my strength training days.
User avatar #20745 to #20733 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
I'd drink them every day, helps get your daily protein in.
#20709 - rety (11/13/2014) [-]
man, i hate wrestling sometimes

had a three hour practice today based on shot defense, and holy shit do my shoulders hurt from having dudes sprawl on me. *yes i know that sounds gay*

have you guys any routines or techniques to ease joint pain?
User avatar #20769 to #20709 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
Adequate sleep helps more than you may think it does. There's a little psuedo science on fish oil having benefits for joints. Warming up and cooling down properly are probably your best bets. Wrestling gets a little fanatical with their intensity, you're just gonna have to get used to it. Get to know the difference between this feeling and minor injuries where you need to take a day or two off though. Doing that prevents major injuries
User avatar #20736 to #20709 - donnybergerstory (11/13/2014) [-]
Hey I want to start some type of fighting sport (boxing, wrestling, MMA...) and my school has a wrestling team but it sucks from what I hear. Basically my school is in the ghetto part of Chicago with gang bangers and what not and I am worried the team is full of ghetto people who just want to rip my head off. I am 5'10 208.4 lbs with probably like 20-25% BF. Is wrestling fun? Is it hard? I REALLY wanna do boxing but wrestling also seems fun and will allow me to continue weight training.
#20740 to #20736 - rety (11/13/2014) [-]
wrestling is a sper fucking hard sport, theres no way around this. It sucks major dck. The practiecs are usually long and difficult.
however, the sport is rewarding for your body and mindset.(getting the shit kicked out of you humbles you like nothing else)

As for the gang bangers, do you think some nignogs that cant keep it in their pants and cant stop doing drugs have the self control and discipline to do the hardest sport in high school?
In my experience, people on the wrestling team are *fairly* straight laced and hard workers. You probs ma gobs wont have to worry about gangbangers, but people on the wrestling team will end up wrestling you and it may hurt.
User avatar #20712 to #20709 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Wrestling makes that difficult since your weight is being monitored. I'd normally say to put on some weight, build muscle around the shoulder joint and it'd make it a lot less susceptible to injury. But more then likely it's not the joint that's hurt, just the surrounding muscles.
#20714 to #20712 - rety (11/13/2014) [-]
Over the summer, I pulled my bow back the wrong way and broke some stuff in my shoulder.
As i pulled it back, (motion like one armed row) I heard snap crackle pop rice crispies.
That was about 3-4 months ago and today, some of the sprawls had my shoulder making the same sound, so im pretty sure its the joint.

Also, Im not too sure what I can do to increase shoulder size/strength and keeping weight. I have the strongest shoulders in my group as I dumbell bench and shrug the most.
User avatar #20717 to #20714 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Well then there may not be a ton you can do. Wrestling may only exacerbate the problem, while lifting may continue to help. Most of the time when you lose your shoulder joint health it's either a bitch to get back into good shape or you never get it back into good shape.
#20718 to #20717 - rety (11/13/2014) [-]
my brother had the same injury as i did, and it took him about a year of not doing anything to get it back to normal, so yeah, it looks like ill have this injury forever, I aint losing gainz for a year
User avatar #20720 to #20718 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Well don't stop lifting, that won't do a lot. Lifting will help much more then hurt. Just be careful with heavy pressing.
User avatar #20708 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
I already started putting on Holiday fat
User avatar #20711 to #20708 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Lift a ton, put some meat on them bones instead of fat.
User avatar #20713 to #20711 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
I already do have a decent amount of muscle on them though
User avatar #20715 to #20713 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Well how tall are ya and how much do you weigh?
User avatar #20716 to #20715 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Around 6ft and 180
User avatar #20719 to #20716 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Nah you got another 20 pounds easy. I'm 6'3 and 200. My brothers 6'1 and 205. We could both put on another 20-30 pounds each so you could put on 20 in 4 or 5 months pretty easy.
User avatar #20722 to #20721 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Im gonna go for getting real abs
User avatar #20723 to #20722 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
You can always get abs. Abs are easy to get. Build a substantial amount of muscle, bulk, bulk, bulk until you are at least 200. Then diet down. That's just my opinion. If you bulk right and get a good groove going you won't ever lose your abs, I've gained 55 pounds and I still have a decent set of abs going. Most people tend to notice my barrel chest or wide back before they ever wonder what my abs look like. In the end you gotta do what makes you happy, but I don't want to see another guy think that he's cool or ripped because he has abs. It takes a couple months to get abs, it takes years to build a good set of pecs.
User avatar #20726 to #20723 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
I have the general an shape right now because I try to do core exercises every other day but my love of Reese's and cookie dough are really holding me back there

I probably let off the upper body and cardio for just a little bit to focus on my torso
User avatar #20727 to #20726 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
I don't watch my diet at all. I just make sure I eat the good foods I need and get the protein I need, then make sure I don't eat TOO much, that's all you need to build a decent amount of muscle.
User avatar #20728 to #20727 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Yesterday I ate a pound of Reese's and a pound of cookie dough
But later I did run 5 miles , 300 bar reps, 100 sit ups 100 leg lifts and 50 squats
User avatar #20770 to #20728 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
Get some heavier work in man. If you can't control the overeating, at least lift in a way that puts the caloric surplus to use building muscle
User avatar #20729 to #20728 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Well then.. I definitely don't let myself do that haha.
User avatar #20730 to #20729 - nigalthornberry (11/13/2014) [-]
I kinda got carried away with the running and barbells lol
We have a TV in there and I wasn't paying complete attention
User avatar #20731 to #20730 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
My closest day to that is probably my leg day. I'll do 5x5 for heavy reps (255 next week), then 3x8 elevator squats (3 squats for every rep, so that's 24 squats a set) with 135, then hamstring curls for 5x10, calf raises for 5x30, pushups for 3 sets of max reps (usually 55ish), 4x70 situps, then a run for a couple miles. I hate days where a hard workout lines up with my running, pushups, and situps. It makes an already difficult day into a horrible experience that really tests my willpower and attention span.
User avatar #20702 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
This board is starting to get quiet. Don't you get boring on me fit.
User avatar #20771 to #20702 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
I just got cleared by my Physical Therapist for "Whatever you feel like doesn't hurt" So things are about to get interesting with my shoulder.
User avatar #20698 - derpityhurr (11/12/2014) [-]
What parts of my body should i measure to keep track of progress?
User avatar #20772 to #20698 - jokerjack (11/13/2014) [-]
How much weight you have on the bar
User avatar #20699 to #20698 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
For strength? Size? What?
User avatar #20695 - energyman (11/12/2014) [-]
I'm new to fitness stuff so I wanted to ask this..
I've been working out regularly, and my strength has slowly increased over time during the last half a year.
Yesterday I decided to go all the way to the edge, got myself hyped and did stuff I never knew I could.. now my whole body hurts

TL;DR
Is doing a "spartan" Monday once a week where I go all the way to the edge good?
User avatar #20697 to #20695 - marinepenguin (11/12/2014) [-]
What do you mean by going all the way to the edge? What exactly do you do to accomplish that?
User avatar #20759 to #20697 - energyman (11/13/2014) [-]
The usual stuff I do, only in higher nubmers. Push-ups, dumbells, sit-ups, pole stuff
User avatar #20775 to #20759 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Well, have fun with that. Just know that being sore and trashing yourself isn't always good for progress.
User avatar #20776 to #20775 - energyman (11/13/2014) [-]
Okay, thanks
#20696 to #20695 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2014) [-]
the answer will come tommorow.
Are you going to be able to work out the next day? Are you so sore that you don't work out for two days (problem), or are just fine (not). Pretty certain /fit/ recommends against this method.
User avatar #20758 to #20696 - energyman (11/13/2014) [-]
My whole body hurts the next 2 days
User avatar #20693 - sveti (11/12/2014) [-]
im going to start doing weight exercises tomorrow.I looked up starting strength and some friends that go to the gym regularly approve it.BUT my problem is i cant do squats since i dont have that rack thingy to do them,is there a substitute for squats i can do thats effective?.I cant go to the gym yet since the closest gym is 20km from my house and paying gas+membership is a bit too much atm
#20694 to #20693 - baglesbites (11/12/2014) [-]
Starting strength uses power cleans programmed in, right? If you are doing them you can learn to front squat. The only problem is that you'll probably max out on cleans before you do on front squats so I recommend you either get a gym membership or squat rack as soon as your situation allows
User avatar #20685 - rainbowbash (11/12/2014) [-]
Hey I am overweight and really want to change this but I have never bothered to get the motivation to do so, anyone have any ideas on how to just start? Being this fat is depressing and is seriously a hassle as my love life has vanished into near nothing and I always feel so bad.
User avatar #20691 to #20685 - HashMap (11/12/2014) [-]
Eat slightly less and start walking. When you stop loosing weight (don't look at the daily loss, because weight fluctuations won't tell you anything, look at the weekly loss at least) increase the duration of walking up to an hour a day. Then when you stop loosing weight again, you will have to decrease the calories again, by let's say 250 and keep walking. And so on and so on. Don't go under 1500-2000 calories though and don't delude yourself with counting them. Everything counts. It would be easy enough if you stick to it and don't starve yourself from the start.
#20688 to #20685 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2014) [-]
best way to lose weight is to find something you enjoy doing such as a sport or activity that involves exercise. pick up games, running with friends, a dance class. something that is regular that will get you off the couch. lets face it, most people won't go to the gym or run regularly. you work all day or are in school, you come home and have like 5 hours before you have to go to bed and start over again. you wanna do something at least you can enjoy. a sport or a class or a hobby is the best way to go. the lb's will come off, and later when they do and you wanna lose more, diet and small workouts can help.
User avatar #20686 to #20685 - teoberry (11/12/2014) [-]
Never bothered to get the motivation? You have it right there. Your love life is nothing. Sorry, but you gotta be prince charming motherfucker to make up for that, and even if you bed a girl, fat hides a whole lotta cock. If you look good, you'll feel good, and you'll be able to get your wheels up and running. Which I'm not too intelligent on the losing weight aspect, to start, cut the shit out of your diet. No more soft drinks. Can't stress this enough. Cutting out that shit and replacing it with water will do wonders. No more cookies and chips. If ya want a snack eat some celery. It's good for you and it has no taste, same with apples. You don't need to focus on that much weightlifting for now, I'll assume you still have a solid base in terms of muscle, so focus on cardio. This doesn't really reuquire a gym pass for now, unless you want to work with a trainer. If you're in somewhere warm, even better, take advantage of it and go on a run. It's -20 where I am. I can't, so do it for me.
#20684 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2014) [-]
Need a new oblique workout. Anyone got any personal favorites?
#20681 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2014) [-]
is it possible to go through puberty again at age 18?
because my body feels exactly like it's happening again.
My face is getting alot of acne, i rarely had acne when i was 13.
I'm horny all the time, when i was 13 i would just fap once and everything was ok. Now I have to fap in the morning, after school, before going to bed, and maybe another one before going to sleep. 4 FUckING FAPS A DAY.
My collar bone is more defined now, I'm hungry all the time, losing weight even though eating around the same amount of food everyday for the past 4 years.
One thing changes is that I sleep more.
What do you guys think? (posting as anon for reasons)
#20682 to #20681 - baglesbites (11/12/2014) [-]
*I am not a doctor, and youshould you listen to anything anyone on this board says as fact without further research* It could be possible that you're having one last growth spurt. That would be a good reason why eating the same amount of food is not enough and also why you sleep more. Your increased sex drive is probably your body making a lot of testosterone. I think
User avatar #20679 - marinepenguin (11/11/2014) [-]
Running in 20 degree weather and high winds is a bitch.
User avatar #20687 to #20679 - teoberry (11/12/2014) [-]
God I know your feel. I'm glad they cancelled my football today. Even sweat wouldn't keep me warm, especially my hands. They're basially icicles by the end because my gloves a shit and I don't use my hands much in my position.
User avatar #20689 to #20687 - marinepenguin (11/12/2014) [-]
My brothers had football today and they came back looking like death. When I was running I couldn't even feel my thighs hitting each other or my knees moving.
User avatar #20700 to #20689 - teoberry (11/13/2014) [-]
They postponed my game to tomorrow when it'll be colder.
User avatar #20701 to #20700 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Holy hell. Where do you live? I'm in Illinois and it was 27 minus wind chill today.
User avatar #20703 to #20701 - teoberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Calgary. It's gonna be around -10F with windchill tomorrow night, no sun at all. Hopefully the bulk gotten from 5 pairs of underarmour will scare the other team
User avatar #20704 to #20703 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Goddamn. That's cold. My brothers game on Saturday is supposed to be snowy. I'm sure all that underarmor will make hitting that much more padded, that and being numb from cold.
User avatar #20705 to #20704 - teoberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Very true, only problem is im playing halfback so a picks basically out of the question because i wont be able to feel my hands. Hopefully i can club it down or something
User avatar #20706 to #20705 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Tip it in the air for for another possible defender to grab it. That's what I was always taught. My brothers a middle linebacker, tough son of a bitch too. He has injured around 2 or 3 kids a game this year. Kids built with football in his genes. Wish I was like that.
User avatar #20707 to #20706 - teoberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Same here, I really wish I was super passionate on it. Apparently all I have in my genes is the potential for fast gains and to be big as fuck, at least according to my coach (he knew my brother). Guess that works too
User avatar #20710 to #20707 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Hes getting recruited by D1 schoolls all across the Midwest, which is pretty cool. And that's better then football in my opinion, I'd rather be a big strong motherfucker then just be good at football. My brothers got about 5 pounds on me, he's leaner, and he is 2 inches shorter. All the while he lifts like shit, and eats like shit. Hes got better genes then me for sure. Good luck with your game though man.
User avatar #20724 to #20710 - teoberry (11/13/2014) [-]
Thanks b. Our kicker could've easily gone D1 if he traveled to California with us since d1 scouts were at our game. He was born and raised in Italy and can kick a ball with extreme power and accuracy and all that.
User avatar #20725 to #20724 - marinepenguin (11/13/2014) [-]
Soccer players are always excellent kickers. It's kind of a cliche now.
User avatar #20677 - ablakguy (11/11/2014) [-]
Im too lazy to google all the details but wtf is Crossfit and why does everyone say its retarded?
User avatar #20786 to #20781 - ablakguy (11/13/2014) [-]
So its just people looking like theyre doing the best workout ever but in the shittiest and quickest way possible. Ill stick to my running i like not suffering from injury. Thanks for even more info.
User avatar #20678 to #20677 - marinepenguin (11/11/2014) [-]
Cross fit is a form of exercise where you try to a designated workout, known as a WOD (workout of the day), as quickly as possible. This has led to things like Kipping where form is sacrificed for speed, even in very technical movements like the clean and jerk, combine this with super high intensity, super high volume, and super high frequency injury can be very very likely. This has led many people to hate crossfit, and to top it off, the guy who designed crossfit is a complete jackass, and the boxes (crossfit gyms) can have a very bad group mentality and can be very elitist. That all being said, when done properly and performed with good form and intelligent programming, crossfit can lead to high strength, endurance, and muscle gains in a short period of time, but doing it for longer periods over 3 months increases risk of overtraining and injury.

But in my opinion, crossfit has done way more good then bad, it's increased interest in weightlifting and healthy exercise in more people than ever before.
User avatar #20680 to #20678 - ablakguy (11/11/2014) [-]
alright thanks man
#20676 - unncommon (11/11/2014) [-]
Motivation
User avatar #20674 - Kyue (11/11/2014) [-]
Haven't been able to work out in 3 or 4 weeks. Anything I should be careful about before starting again? And are there any cons about not exercising for this long?
User avatar #20675 to #20674 - marinepenguin (11/11/2014) [-]
In 3 or 4 weeks there isn't a huge difference in training. You may be a tad bit weaker, but you'll bounce back after a week or two.
User avatar #20671 - jokerjack (11/11/2014) [-]
Alright Fj bros, I'm sick of my tiny calves. What do I do?

Now, I'm the kind of person who could give a rat's ass what he looks like shirtless. If you're lifting hard and eating right, you're gonna get at least an 8/10 body even if the overall goal is strength gain rather than just looking pretty like it seems most people care more for here.

But I've got these monstrous legs from hockey and was repping 345 squat and 415 dead lift before having to take time off for surgery. But my legs below my knee are toothpicks and it's only more pronounced now that i've had this layoff.

I had been throwing in a 3x10 of either calf extensions on the machine, or with toes on the wood platform in the goddamn Smith Machine, but it hasn't seemed to do much. Traditionally in my mind 3x10 is the ideal way to gain size, correct? I typically do either 3x5 or 5x3 on everything else. Sometime slipping into the 7 or 8 rep range for arm bullshit on a Friday if I feel like it.

What do I need? more volume? something more explosive? I don't want to make a day around them, just something to do after deadlifting and front squats and lunges (still can't back squat with my shoulder). My calves got small originally when I lost a bunch of weight ~2 years ago and a large part of that was running 3-8 miles 3 days a week which is what i think did it. They never recovered.

Right now I lift 4 days a week (5/3/1 type split, but with SS rep and progression scheme in recovery), do Brazilian jiu jitsu 3 days, box twice, and do a light jog (3 miles, 8:30 pace) maybe twice a week.
#20683 to #20671 - baglesbites (11/12/2014) [-]
Since calves get beaten up in everyday life, beat them up every time you do lower body. If you do the rep scheme like MP did, you should see growth but I recommend doing both seated and standing calf raises if you can. I also like to do them on the smith machine while standing on an aerobics platform for the extra range of motion.
User avatar #20673 to #20671 - marinepenguin (11/11/2014) [-]
Calf raises, that's it. Before your leg workout do 5 sets of 20 strict calf raises. Then as it gets easy increase the reps by 5. Calves are really tough to grow, but they thrive on volume. If you can get in like 200 calf raises a day then you'll see growth. I did 5 sets of 30 yesterday and I could barely stand after, my calves have also grown a lot since starting this like 3 or 4 months ago. If you wanted to see quicker growth I'd do calf raises every day before your workout.
#20667 - lotengo ONLINE (11/11/2014) [-]
I've been boxing for a few weeks now. All going great but since a weak my trapezius muscle is fucked up to the point i can barely rotate my head. Especially the part in the neck connected to the skull hurts like a bitch.
Its hard to get out of bed in the morning because of this.

I've tried to put some of that heating balm on it to relax it but it didnt really help.
So my question would be, what can i do to get this thing to relax?
User avatar #20668 to #20667 - jokerjack (11/11/2014) [-]
My neck gets really stiff as well during sparing for boxing. I don't really know why, hasn't been near as bad as yours. I think it's the amount of isometric clenching you're doing to brace when shots come in. I really don't know what the long term solution is besides giving yourself more rest days from boxing, and easing yourself into more frequent use.

For your neck, the best bet is to ice and take ibuprofen or other nsaids as those will bring the swelling down which is most likely responsible for the tightness and discomfort

If it's really bad, I've had weird neck twitches brought on by absolutely nothing (happened twice. once first thing in the morning getting out of bed and the other time walking to class) that result in essetially locking my head to the side, allowing no movement, and knee buckling pain whenever I would do something to cause it to move.

If this sounds like you, what they did at the hospital was give me a shot of muscle relaxant to the immediate area that provided relief in 30 seconds and the problem was gone in 2 hours. What happened to me was that somehow a muscle cord, not the entire muscle grouping, got slid over/under the one next to it. This caused the body to freak out and clamp down everything in essentially a panic, which didn't allow it to slide back to where it needed to be.

Not sure if your issue is this extreme, but you may need to see a doc and get either the muscle relaxant or something else from them. If ice and anti-inflammatory pain reviler don't work you should probably go int
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