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#22134 - CookieKing ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
I've never worked out before so sorry if this is a stupid question buuuuut

I have a lot of fat in the stomach area but my arms and legs are skinny as shit. How do i lose fat in some areas while building mass in others?

Any other advice for a beginner (especially about diet) would be much appreciated
#22135 to #22134 - KungFuZerO (12/14/2014) [-]
You don't. Theres no such thing as spot reduction when it comes to working out. Your body accesses fat from all over as stored energy when needed. If one area is more fat than another, its because of your genetics.
Also, losing fat usually requires a caloric deficit while building muscle requires a surplus. So choose one goal and stick to it, then switch to the other. I would suggest starting with gaining muscle since its easier when you're heavier (see: bulking).
As far as diet, count your calories and your macros (carbs, fats, proteins). Post them here and ask for advice.
User avatar #22133 - adunsaveme (12/14/2014) [-]
Posttwo wants to gain some muscles
what to do what to do
thats not too expensive
User avatar #22142 to #22133 - unncommon (12/14/2014) [-]
What equipment do you have available?
User avatar #22180 to #22142 - posttwo (12/15/2014) [-]
none
#22128 - xinzley (12/14/2014) [-]
>started lifting for ashley
>smashed my previous pr's by loads

This girl is magic, give it a try watch her videos and if you don't add 20kg to your deadlift you're probably gay
User avatar #22147 to #22128 - lotengo (12/14/2014) [-]
talks about her vids
doesnt link to her vids

whats up with that?
User avatar #22130 to #22128 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
I've seen a few of her videos. Don't quite understand the fascination with her. She's cute I guess.
User avatar #22139 to #22130 - unncommon (12/14/2014) [-]
What does she talk about?
User avatar #22140 to #22139 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Honestly she rarely talked in the videos that I saw. They were mainly videos of her looking cute or insinuating vulgar stuff like having sex.
User avatar #22143 to #22140 - unncommon (12/14/2014) [-]
Attention whoring basically?
User avatar #22156 to #22143 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Yeah that's the vibe I got.
User avatar #22122 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/14/2014) [-]
Damn my wrist pain has really effected my pull day workout...

User avatar #22123 to #22122 - studbeefpile (12/14/2014) [-]
Wrist pain with Pulling? That's odd....You might wanna get that checked. In the mean time, it's probably a good idea to keep it wrapped.
User avatar #22124 to #22123 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/14/2014) [-]
I got wrist pain from doing barbell curls on pull day. At one day I pushed too far and my wrists started to hurt after the workout so of course moving it around is hard to do with bicep exercises.
#22188 to #22124 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
Do this before anything pun semi intended

I always do this before doing my strict presses.
#22178 to #22124 - anonymous (12/15/2014) [-]
You dont even lift
User avatar #22127 to #22124 - studbeefpile (12/14/2014) [-]
Ohhh, that makes more sense. I used to have the same thing happen to me. Either switch to an EZ curl bar, or just stop doing bar curls. It's not worth fucking up your wrists.
User avatar #22100 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
What's better, protein pills or protein powder?
User avatar #22125 to #22100 - TokenWhiteKid (12/14/2014) [-]
actual meat > protein pills/powder
User avatar #22189 to #22125 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
eating fast protein after a workout > slow digestion by eating chicken breast after a workout
User avatar #22210 to #22189 - TokenWhiteKid (12/15/2014) [-]
fast protein? lolwut

are you saying that the 30 minute anabolic window actually exists?



User avatar #22235 to #22229 - TokenWhiteKid (12/15/2014) [-]
just so you know, that's a proven myth.

It takes a full 48 hours for your muscles to repair themselves, and within those 48 hours you're supposed to get your macros in. A protein shake won't do anything in 30 minutes nor will anything else.

User avatar #22246 to #22235 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
Carbs will
User avatar #22289 to #22246 - TokenWhiteKid (12/16/2014) [-]
no, they won't.

Stop listening to broscience.
User avatar #22304 to #22289 - nyawgga (12/17/2014) [-]
i listen to the 280 lb bodybuilder I work with who eats about 10 cups of white rice per day

and vitargo at the end of every workout
User avatar #22308 to #22304 - TokenWhiteKid (12/17/2014) [-]
so the guy on steroids?

Lol. You can do literally anything you want on steroids and get big which is why bodybuilders give out such shitty advice on youtube like Kali Muscle and CT Fletcher.


I listen to the guys at the gym that squat 405 for two reps, and do single rep maxes well within their natural limits like 500 lb deadlifts for a rep.

I'm not going to try to convince you. Failure will convince you.
#22339 to #22308 - nyawgga (12/17/2014) [-]
oh no   
   
everything i know is wrong   
   
a dick on the internet told me something else   
   
id better change my ways or else i will get 0 results
oh no

everything i know is wrong

a dick on the internet told me something else

id better change my ways or else i will get 0 results
User avatar #22350 to #22339 - TokenWhiteKid (12/18/2014) [-]
It's not me that's not going to get 0 gains. It's you. I don't care.
User avatar #22417 to #22350 - nyawgga (12/18/2014) [-]
I get all my macros in, reach my caloric surplus, active almost constantly

and you think that drinking protein shakes post workout will bring my gains to a deficit?

cmon nao
User avatar #22426 to #22417 - TokenWhiteKid (12/18/2014) [-]
I never said or implied that. I'm saying you shouldn't believe in broscience like the anabolic window which is just a myth.
User avatar #22427 to #22426 - nyawgga (12/18/2014) [-]
I jsut watched a broscience vid

its fucking gay

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#22129 to #22125 - anonymous (12/14/2014) [-]
>Not doing meat and plain whey powder
User avatar #22106 to #22100 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Powder.
User avatar #22107 to #22106 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
big difference?
User avatar #22108 to #22107 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
More bang for your buck. You can get two scoops with like 50 grams of protein with powder. When there's like 3 grams of protein per pill it means taking a dozen pills to get the same amount as one decent protein shake.
User avatar #22110 to #22108 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
im poor and pills are cheaper, didnt know if there was a reason why
User avatar #22111 to #22110 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Well a big tub of elite whey protein at Wal-Mart is like $18-20. And that lasts me a month if I have a scoop a day. Only a week if I have 2 or 3 shakes a day though.
User avatar #22112 to #22111 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
ive never actually looked for stuff like this at Walmart, figured it was only sold at fitness stores
#22120 to #22112 - baglesbites (12/14/2014) [-]
Be careful of what brands of cheap protein you buy. Some of them don't actually have the real protein content on the label. This spreadsheet from a test done by someone on reddit has a decent amount of brands that have been tested and the results seem legit, but take them with a grain of salt.
docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag9uT-E4EIL7dFZPZnR0WVZybGtFWnRKNzdKNm9XOVE#gid=0
User avatar #22113 to #22112 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Nope. Go to Wal-Mart and look nearby the prescription area. It's in the same area as you would find over the counter pills. They have muscle milk, creatine pills, fish oil, etc. They have a lot of stuff. They actually have these little drinks that are maybe $3 that have 20 grams of protein in them and they taste decent. Although they gave me the shits once.
User avatar #22114 to #22113 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
one last question
User avatar #22115 to #22114 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Shoot
User avatar #22116 to #22115 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
i run highschool track, will all that running cancel out the extra weight (2-5 miles a day)
User avatar #22190 to #22116 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
If you're sprinting those miles, you're good. If you're taking it easy, jogging..
You're just burning muscle instead of fat.
User avatar #22302 to #22190 - dangskippity (12/16/2014) [-]
runnin at about a 6 minute mile pace
User avatar #22117 to #22116 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
You'll have to eat a little more to make up for the extra burned calories, but you'll build mass still. You'll probably build less fat then normal when you combine the running and lifting. If you don't see any sort of weight gain in a couple weeks, make it a point to eat more.
User avatar #22118 to #22117 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
ight, i have a serious issue with gaining weight by just eating ate 6 pounds Thanksgiving day, lost it all by Friday night thanks for the help man
User avatar #22119 to #22118 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
You're probably are hardgainer like I was. higher metabolisms, plus higher activity, means we don't gain weight. I was 145 pounds, and I made sure I ate 4000 calories a day along with lifting, and a year and a half later I'm over 200 pounds. You'll figure it out, good luck.
User avatar #22109 to #22108 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
alright thanks man
User avatar #22104 to #22100 - teoberry (12/14/2014) [-]
depends on how much protein you need. it's probably easier to make a shake than swallowing dozens of pills, because not a lot of protein fits in that lil capsule.
User avatar #22105 to #22104 - dangskippity (12/14/2014) [-]
thanks man
User avatar #22088 - incoming (12/13/2014) [-]
Guys I have a question. Why do some muscles improve faster than others? Ex. I start a push-up and sit-up regimen capable of doing 15 push-ups and 25 sit-ups. Down the road training both muscles the same way I end up being able to do 50 push-ups but only 35 sit-ups. Note this is only doing standard push ups and standard sit ups. No diamond push ups, no oblique sit ups, not training other muscle groups etc.

Is this just some genetic predisposition to building some muscles faster or is there some other explanation?
#22098 to #22088 - anonymous (12/14/2014) [-]
Everything that has been mentioned in the thread and testosterone. Testosterone also plays a big role in muscle production, the higher the testosterone, the faster muscle repairs and less recovery time is needed.
User avatar #22092 to #22088 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
You're probably training that muscle incorrectly. Some muscles respond to certain forms of training better then others. In terms of number of reps, your abs should be able to complete more situps then your chest, arms. and shoulders, can complete pushups. I can do over a hundred sit ups without stopping, but I can do more then 55-60 pushups. But in terms of gaining strength and size, it's a mixture of your training style and genetics.
User avatar #22093 to #22092 - incoming (12/13/2014) [-]
Thanks man I'l try to look at my form and different exercises. Just seems odd how easy some muscles improve for me yet others seriously lag despite my attempts to give them equal attention.
User avatar #22094 to #22093 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
To get good at situps you just have to do a lot of them. Keep maxing out on them and try to improve every time.
User avatar #22095 to #22094 - incoming (12/13/2014) [-]
Alright, I was thinking of trying this grease the groove technique I'd read about. Max Push ups and sit ups, then, twice with at least one hour intervals between sets do half of that days max. Effectively I'd do double my max each day 5 days a week and the article claimed I should see decent improvement in both.

Ultimately, I'm just looking to get myself in better shape so I can not only pass but excel on a pt test and don't get ran out of the Navy or Air Force recruiting offices for being fat and out of shape.
User avatar #22096 to #22095 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Hey well I'm joining the Air force. So good on ya. And yeah you'll have to get good at sit ups either way. And probably lose weight.
User avatar #22085 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Just figured I'd share my lunch for today when we had fresh groceries. Two grilled chickens, two servings on cheese and two tortillas as a wrap. Then 3 servings of cottage cheese. All together that comes out to 1150 calories and 98 grams of protein. And that doesn't include the protein shake I'll have later. Weird to think how I would have hated eating a meal like this a year ago, and now I love it.
User avatar #22090 to #22085 - teoberry (12/13/2014) [-]
i ate like 3 grilled cheese sandwiches, 3 apples, and maybe half a loaf of (whole grain) bread with pb
#22067 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
Are there any cheap ways to get a lot of protein?
Also, I need more calorie sources. One of the things I really eat for calories are peanuts, 615kcal per 100 grams, but I can't really stand eating over 200 grams of those a day
User avatar #22192 to #22067 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
200 grams?

That's a lot of fucking fat man. But tell me, do you find yourself getting fatter? Because I love eating nuts, and I'll eat more if I can.
User avatar #22224 to #22192 - europe (12/15/2014) [-]
Just a bit, I'm more focused on gaining strength than gaining an aesthetic physique.
#22121 to #22067 - baglesbites (12/14/2014) [-]
You could try canned meats or fish. They're nasty, but whatever works. If you were to eat whole peanuts rather than peanut butter it would probably be a little easier to eat more of them for the same amount of calories
User avatar #22079 to #22067 - derpityhurr (12/13/2014) [-]
cottage cheese, though i personally think its pretty nasty when eaten raw
beans maybe
tofu maybe
dairy, but you could get too much calcium if you have a lot
User avatar #22081 to #22079 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
Yeah I eat cottage cheese, I add a bit of sugar to it though for the sake of fixing the taste
Beans aren't expensive but if I look at the values they don't seem to contain that much calories
Tofu contains 70 kcal per 100 grams and 8 grams of protein:/
I do suppose I could drink more milk
User avatar #22071 to #22067 - leobaloy (12/13/2014) [-]
protein powders are probably the cheapest
User avatar #22070 to #22067 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Chicken breasts have a ton of good protein. That and eggs.
User avatar #22072 to #22070 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
tfw egg allergy
tfw poorfag who can't afford to eat meat daily
User avatar #22073 to #22072 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Why does everyone say chicken breast is expensive? It's like a couple bucks for 5 pounds of meat here. Although I live in the country.
#22131 to #22073 - anonymous (12/14/2014) [-]
For me its about 3-3.50 per pound
User avatar #22132 to #22131 - leobaloy (12/14/2014) [-]
I was anonymoose for some reason
User avatar #22074 to #22073 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
Holy shit, seriously? That's ten times cheaper than what it costs here
User avatar #22076 to #22074 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
You live in the city? my mom literally just came back from the store, and she bought 2 pounds of chicken for like $2.50. So it's not as cheap as I thought, but it's still not expensive.10 pounds of chicken will last me a couple weeks.
User avatar #22078 to #22076 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
Yes, though I doubt it's much cheaper anywhere else here
Two pounds, which is about 900 grams, would cost 9 euros here (at the very least. Chicken breast may be even more expensive). If we ignore wage differences and what not, chicken meat is about 4 times more expensive here
User avatar #22080 to #22078 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Holy shit. I could seriously buy a high quality slab of pork steak or ribeye with $15 bucks. That's insane over there.
User avatar #22082 to #22080 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
How much would either of those weigh, though?
But yes, for some reason chicken meat is really expensive, though as far as I know it should be cheaper to produce than cow and pork
User avatar #22083 to #22082 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
5 pounds or so. So they're more expensive.
#22084 to #22083 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
Damn that's cheap as hell as well
User avatar #22057 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/13/2014) [-]
Today I made 10 pound gains on my Bench and Overhead. So it was a gud day :^ )

What is the approx average noob gains per month for skullcrushers, overhead press and incline bench? Just wondering.
User avatar #22193 to #22057 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
10 lb overhead?

Are you dipping, or are they strict?

What weight was it?

Was it your 1RM?
User avatar #22194 to #22193 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/15/2014) [-]
dipping/strict? No it was 5x5.
#22196 to #22194 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
That's still pretty good..

Dipping = You do like a sixteenth of a squat and use the momentum of your legs to push the bar up

If you're doing 5x5 I'm going to assume you're doing it strict, sweet job man.

I'm stuck at 5 x 95 lbs press for now
#22086 to #22057 - anonymous (12/13/2014) [-]
whats ya max bench
User avatar #22060 to #22057 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Try to go up 5 pounds every workout on overhead press and incline bench. Skullkrushers are an isolation exercise, so try to go up 5 lbs ever other workout, or once a month. I wouldn't say that there is an average amount of poundage gain for novices, just that you should be increasing the weight every workout for compound movements, and every other for isolation.
User avatar #22201 to #22060 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
You can go up by 5 lbs every workout on your overhead? Dude, that's fucking impossible

User avatar #22202 to #22201 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
Not at first it isn't.
User avatar #22203 to #22202 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
Yeah, when you want to find your 1RM then that makes sense, its good to build up in the beginning

But it took me at least 4 months to increase my 1RM by like 10 lbs. Wasn't training that strict though.. Maybe we'll see what happens now that I'm doing them twice a week
User avatar #22204 to #22203 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
I'm not talking about your 1RM. When you first start out you shouldn't be concerned with your 1 RM at all. Just worry about consistently improving the main lifts every workout. You should do that no matter how advanced you are.
User avatar #22205 to #22204 - nyawgga (12/15/2014) [-]
Absolutely, but it's always useful to know your 1RM
User avatar #22206 to #22205 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
Not necessarily. Only if you are using a program that involves using a percentage of your 1RM. I don't know my Squat or my bench 1 RM for 100% because I haven't done them in so long. All you really NEED to do is make sure you are progressing in all your movements, either in how many reps you complete, how much weight you move, or how much total weight you move throughout an entire workout. When you're a novice, there is absolutely no point to finding your 1RM, your 5RM, or your 3RM, because you are constantly getting stronger and that number is always changing.
User avatar #22063 to #22060 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/13/2014) [-]
Damn 5 pounds every workout! Idk man. I have no idea if I can make that big of noob gains. As for skullcrushers, I've been doing the same weight for the past 2 weeks. It's pretty hard to increase weight on this exercise.
User avatar #22064 to #22063 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
As a newbie, you should be able to add 5 pounds every workout. I add 5 pounds to all my lifts every workout and I've been at it for a while. Aim for a certain amount of reps for a certain amount of weight, if you can reach it, move up the next week, if you can't then keep the weight the same and try to reach that rep goal the next workout.
User avatar #22027 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
If you are at a calorie surplus and are working out, you will gain muscle. Everyone agrees with this, am I right?

But here's what's concerning me. If you are at a calorie DEFICIT, (cutting down) will you LOSE muscle?
User avatar #22032 to #22027 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
You can still gain fat at a caloric surplus. Even with working out with weights.

And not always. If you are stressing your muscles through weight training your body won't catabolise the muscle, it will instead go almost purely into your fat reserves for the extra calories. So if you cut down while lifting weight you'll lose minimal amounts of muscle, and a ton of fat. Don't expect to get too much stronger while cutting down, most lifts suffer as your body weight drops.
User avatar #22035 to #22032 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
Niceeeeeeee
#22014 - holymotherofpeter (12/12/2014) [-]
I need help from you guys since i dont know where else to turn (/fit/ is full of circlejerkers that hate on you for having a different body type). Normally, i eat nothing but chickken, veggies, and fruit. That got me this kind of body. I was proud of myself. But recently, i started binge eating a bunch of shit food (pizza, cookies, ice cream, you know the drill) and ive felt like such shit afterwards because i felt i was destroying months of progress. I guess my request from this board is to get validation that what im doing is the right thing. I know its incredibly vain but i need something to keep myself from saying, "whats the point?" Also anybody have any tips to curb the junk food cravings? im trying gum right now
User avatar #22126 to #22014 - TokenWhiteKid (12/14/2014) [-]
you are still pretty small. You're just low bodyfat. You should bulk

As for different body type, somatypes don't exist. They're unproven psuedoscience.

#22051 to #22014 - KungFuZerO (12/13/2014) [-]
Yeah dude you look fuckin great. Your body looks exactly like mine did at one point, and honestly the most important factor that lead to me getting bigger gains was upping my calorie intake. Now I'm not suggesting eating pizza and ice cream everyday, but instead of curbing your junk food cravings, just substitute for peanut butter, eggs, avocado, stuff like that. Also, your lower ab genetics are off the fucking charts. Mirin'
User avatar #22022 to #22014 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
KungFuZerO could probably help you there. Hes more of a bodybuilder type.
User avatar #22018 to #22014 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
TO MY KNOWLEDGE:

There is nothing wrong with eating junk food. As long as you don't more than 300-500 calories of your maintenance level, you will NOT gain fat.

Don't get me wrong though. If you have lots of monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats, you're going to become diabetic. And if you have lots of salt content (usually over 2300 mg) per day, you will get blood pressure problems. So it's totally fine to indulge in all of the goodness to an extent, just have some temperance.
User avatar #22019 to #22018 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
PS: you must workout while doing the above.
User avatar #22025 to #22019 - holymotherofpeter (12/12/2014) [-]
thats generally my biggest problem when it comes to cheating; i get so bloated, tired, and depresssed that i lose my drive to hit the gym as opposed to pumped up and ready to kickass when i eat my normal diet
User avatar #22026 to #22025 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
You're telling me that if you eat a fucking slice of pizza that you'll be too depressed to workout when you have a body like THAT?

Dude tell me what's wrong man, open up to me
User avatar #22030 to #22026 - holymotherofpeter (12/12/2014) [-]
well once slice of pizza is not enough to stop me, four slices with a cup of ice cream and a couple of cookies are, however, pretty effective in making me feel like shit
User avatar #22034 to #22030 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
Let me do you a flavour

Get MyFitnessPal, and add in EVERYTHING you eat that day. It will tell you exactly how much sugar, calories, protein..ALL that bullshit you've eaten that day. Once you see shit start to pile up, you won't feel like eating other crap.
User avatar #22010 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
If I bulk and do strength training, will I get fatter than if I were bulking and doing resistance training?

Or is it even the opposite effect?
User avatar #22017 to #22010 - derpityhurr (12/12/2014) [-]
whats the difference between resistance and strength training? resistance training is a form of strength training so i mean
User avatar #22020 to #22017 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
Please forgive my noobidity, but I thought resistance training was usually 10-12 max reps, while strength was like 5 or less max reps.

Right now I'm Stronglift 5x5 which is 5 rep max deadlift, benchpress, back or front squats, bent row, and strict press.

I do three of these every two days, plus I add this at the end of every workout.

www.fitocracy.com/knowledge/dr-layne-nortons-best-damn-cardio-humanly-possible-in-15-minutes/




Right now I'm bulking to gain weight on my 140 lb skinny ass, but I don't want to get fat. I'm doing 300-500 calories over my maintenance level.
#22062 to #22020 - KungFuZerO (12/13/2014) [-]
Resistance training is any kind of workout that involves resistance (weights, cables, med balls, bands, etc) as opposed to cardiovascular exercise.

Strength training and hypertrophy training (bodybuilding) are forms of resistance training. Strength is generally 5 or less and hypertrophy is generally 10-12.
User avatar #22024 to #22020 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
You'll only gain fat if you exceed your bodies ability to build muscle, once you do that you'll gain fat instead. It's almost impossible to gain 100% lean mass, but you won't get fat. I've gained 60 pounds on a 4000 calorie diet and you can still see my abs. So unless you are eating a shitload I wouldn't worry about it. I ate so much because I was 145 at 6'3 and was a bit of a hardgainer, so it took more food for me to gain weight. Eating 500 calories more should be fine, if you don't see weight gain then jump up another 200 calories.
User avatar #22066 to #22024 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
I'm in the stage where I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what maintenance/gain calories are. I work construction so I'm constantly active, I work out, and I'm young. So I'm going to have to eat a ridiculous amount of food, I think. I've been counting 3200 calories for a week now, and I don't think I gained half a pound like I was supposed to.
User avatar #22069 to #22066 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Your exact maintenance level will be constantly changing with varying activity levels and changing weight, so there's no use in trying to be exact. You might as well choose a number (usually 3500-4000 calories) and then stick with it. If you feel like you are gaining too much fat then cut down the calories a little. If you are extremely skinny and lean like I was before it'll take some time before you get used to having a little fat on you. I was under 10% body fat naturally before, and now I'm at 12-14% it took me some getting used to. So don't be too scared of gaining some fat, you can always cut down after a while.
User avatar #22075 to #22069 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
I hear you. If after a couple weeks I don't gain, then I will move it up to 3750, and so on
User avatar #22023 to #22020 - derpityhurr (12/12/2014) [-]
Im kind of a noob too right now and im doing strong lifts too, gonna start my 7th week next week
You should be fine, though the cardio might hurt your weight gaining
User avatar #22044 to #22023 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
How are your bent rows? I have a really hard time with them, I don't know if I'm doing them right.
User avatar #22045 to #22044 - derpityhurr (12/13/2014) [-]
Yeah I only got them about 2/3 the way up yesterday at 105 lb, im gonna drop to 85 (same as my bench) on Sunday to see if Im able to get them all the way up
I also have a lot of problems with my overhead press; ive failed the weight 3 times now, its mostly because im not moving the bar straight up
User avatar #22047 to #22045 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
Yeah, strangely enough I was only able to do 4 reps EVERY SET, when last workout, it was 5 (same weight). I've been doing presses for a long time, and I've come to learn that some days you can, and some days you simply CANNOT.

I remember one time I did a LOT of warming up, and I was able to break my old 1RM by like 10 fucking pounds, without a problem.

If I fail to pull off 95 lbs every set next time, I'm definitely going to lower.

Are you going to stay with stronglifts forever?
User avatar #22048 to #22047 - derpityhurr (12/13/2014) [-]
I'm doing it until the end of January cause i have a fitness class next semester
after that i dont know, hopefully the class isnt too bad
User avatar #22065 to #22048 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
You're still in highschool, and you're doing Stronglifts? Stick with it. If you can do like a power snatch at 16, your friends will think you're fucking badass
User avatar #22077 to #22065 - derpityhurr (12/13/2014) [-]
Yeah i turn 17 in February
Once this school year ends i plan to incorporate explosive olympic lifts cus they should help with basketball's jumping and sudden movements
User avatar #22046 to #22045 - derpityhurr (12/13/2014) [-]
i did 100 lb actually, not yesterday but tuesday
User avatar #21973 to #21970 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
Normally I'd frown upon this being posted in fitness, but if this is true, I thank you for the info.
#21967 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
rip musclebells
User avatar #22021 to #21967 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
The first time I noticed a vein on my bicep I sent to to all my friends

If I could get the change to go back in time, I would go back and call myself a faggot
User avatar #21968 to #21967 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
nvm it was just changed to a less pitchy voice :c

DJ MuscleBoy - MUSCLEBELLS #DROPTHEBASSJESUS
User avatar #21962 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Hopefully this is the right board...

So, I have a date on Saturday, and I've had girlfriends before but this time I'm so into her that when I think about her I get so nervous about the date that I get nauseous, and I've already vomited once because of it. Probably just a mix of a little stomach bug and anxiety. Help?
#22087 to #21962 - anonymous (12/13/2014) [-]
idk when im nervous b4 a date i just take a bong hit or pack a lip. the buzz calms my nerves
User avatar #22031 to #21962 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
The BEST thing you can do is have fun and not give a fuck

If you have nothing/can't think of anything to say, just smile and/or look focused, keep an eyebrow raised

If you look nervous its going to be weird for her

User avatar #22033 to #22031 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Thanks m8. Originally I posted here to know why I was getting nauseous so easily, but I've gotten a lot of good advice too.
User avatar #22037 to #22033 - nyawgga (12/13/2014) [-]
Trust me its better to talk not enough than to talk too much

Dating later will get boring because you'll have nothing to talk about, and you'll be so dehyrated from talking that you will have 0 sexual desire

This happened the first time I french kissed a girl, I wanted water so bad that while I was kissing her, I was all like.. "Well wtf is this shit. This is dumb"
User avatar #21995 to #21962 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
jesus christ 15 why are you nervous
just have fun
and here I thought you actually had a problem
User avatar #22007 to #21995 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
The BEST thing you can do is have fun and not give a fuck

If you have nothing/can't think of anything to say, just smile and/or look focused. If you look nervous its going to be weird for her.
User avatar #22028 to #22007 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
yea tell him
User avatar #22029 to #22028 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
Whoops
User avatar #21996 to #21995 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
idk dude, I'm just a nervous person
User avatar #21999 to #21996 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
just let loose and fuck life ur 15 go wild
do anything and dont be scared to get rejected or sumtin cus ur gonna regret it
User avatar #22000 to #21999 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
alright well thanks I guess. I just fuckin hate sharing my age on this site. I've only done it once or twice.
User avatar #22001 to #22000 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
cus you shouldnt worry about anything YOLO is your thing
User avatar #22002 to #22001 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
No. Nonononononononono. No. I am not affiliated with YOLO® in any way. Fuck that shit. Fuck everyone who says that shit. Fuck all the swagfag shits that have shirts that say that shit.
User avatar #22003 to #22002 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
do it faggot
User avatar #21966 to #21962 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
are you going to bench her or use as aquat weight or is this not related to fitneessss
User avatar #21972 to #21966 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
A lot of other people have been posting general health related things here too. I think this board should just be called health.
User avatar #21974 to #21972 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
just dont worry about the date man
have you known her for long?
User avatar #21975 to #21974 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Well I've known her from school, but I just got to know her personally
User avatar #21976 to #21975 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
how long have you been stalking her lol
User avatar #21977 to #21976 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Haven't been, friend said she liked me, got to know her and now I like her back. I've been talking to her for about a week.
User avatar #21978 to #21977 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
so she did the first move? kind of

you shouldnt be nervous then
she should

play hard3get homie she wants the D
User avatar #21979 to #21978 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Nah I don't wanna play hard to get, seems like a dick move.
User avatar #21980 to #21979 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
girls likes bad boys
if you do it right

anyways why are you nervous then?

User avatar #21981 to #21980 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Idk man, I just get nervous with these kinds of things. I'm pretty socially insecure.
User avatar #21983 to #21981 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
>had lots of girlfriends
User avatar #21984 to #21983 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Not that kind of socially insecure. And not lots of girlfriends. 2.
User avatar #21985 to #21984 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
ahum

where are you taking her?
User avatar #21986 to #21985 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
just my place, figured it would be the best way to get to know her better.
User avatar #21987 to #21986 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
ohsnap you are really going for it
User avatar #21989 to #21988 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
canadian eh?
User avatar #21990 to #21989 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Nah, eh as in I dont know how else to respond to that. I'm not going for anything and don't really have some kinda master plan, just seeing what will happen.
User avatar #21993 to #21990 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
so what are you gonna do then?
how old are you btw
User avatar #21994 to #21993 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Dunno what we're gonna do, take a walk, play some music, watch a movie.

Also, I'm 15. inb4 get off fj edgy scrublord
User avatar #21963 to #21962 - lordketchup (12/12/2014) [-]
it will defintely go away when you actually meet the girl, it's nothing
User avatar #21971 to #21963 - theturkeyburger (12/12/2014) [-]
Hopefully. I'm pretty worried something is going to go wrong.
User avatar #21960 - unncommon (12/12/2014) [-]
ITT: New Years Resolutions
1. Going to start flossing (started last night)
2. Going to start supplementing my diet (started a few weeks ago)
3. Going to start eating smart again instead of eating everything (started a week or so ago)
4. Going to have sex with my girlfriend more often, considering that she always wants to but I don't really focus on sex much (starting eventually)
5. Spend more time with family
User avatar #22089 to #21960 - teoberry (12/13/2014) [-]
1. get a job and get hella rich
2. get an average of 90 in math
3. play football and fuck shit up
4. get my dick wet more often
5. i should actually floss more
6. be a better person
7. be big af
8. going off of 7, punch this brown kid in the mouth because he runs it about he stabbed my friends cousin
User avatar #22068 to #21960 - europe (12/13/2014) [-]
-Find job so I can pay for a proper diet
-lift all of reality
User avatar #21969 to #21960 - krizz ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
>more sex
>more time with family

tite schedule
User avatar #22036 to #21969 - unncommon (12/13/2014) [-]
Lol check it:
06:30 - wake up
07:10 - go to school
11:13 - go to lunch
12:18 - workout (25 - 40 minutes)
15:45 - get out of school/go to practice
warm up once you get to practice for 5 - 10 minutes
16:25 or 17:00 - go to weight room (mon., wed., fri.)/go to the track (tue., thurs.), one group goes to condition, other group stays and practice technique
17:45 - go live with 4 people, go twice in a row
18:15 - cool down stretches/talk
18:30 - go home
18:50 - jump in shower/take shit
19:25 - get out of shower
19:45 - eat
20:00-21:00 - what ever
22:00 - sleep
User avatar #22059 to #22036 - krizz ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
>no family
>no sex
User avatar #22061 to #22059 - unncommon (12/13/2014) [-]
Life is ruff
User avatar #21957 - beroty (12/12/2014) [-]
cardio kills gains?
User avatar #21964 to #21957 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
An extreme amount of cardio and jogging kills gains. Cardio supplemented with weightlifting does not.
User avatar #21965 to #21964 - beroty (12/12/2014) [-]
okay, thanks for the info
User avatar #21958 to #21957 - unncommon (12/12/2014) [-]
Misinformation kills gains
User avatar #21956 - lotengo (12/12/2014) [-]
Hey guys.

I've been boxing for a few months now, but my back was getting stiff. My trainer reccomended to get a massage. One of the trainers there is a good physical therapist, so i went to him.
He told me there was a lot of stress build up in my upper back and i need to work on my core strength. He massaged my upper back to relax it and told me not to train that day. I should see for myself if i could train the next day (yesterday)

Did my first MMA training yesterday. It was fun evn tho i got tossed around like a ragdoll.

But before and during the training my back cracked a lot. And today my back keeps cracking every time i push out my chest or pull back 1 or both my shoulderblades.
i do this because it seems to relieve the stiffness in my back
Is this normal?
User avatar #22008 to #21956 - nyawgga (12/12/2014) [-]
Work on your mobility, do some good stretching before/after workouts! That's what I always do when going to the gym, and I feel like it helps me a LOT.
#21991 to #21956 - lefiddlesticks (12/12/2014) [-]
You should probably see a chiropractor anyway.
User avatar #21955 - cpawsome (12/12/2014) [-]
Dear fit,
I found my motivation to run miles, lift wights, other shit. The secret that I have
found... is that I'm the angriest mother fucker out there.
I hate myself, I hate most of you, and If I haven't know you for a month or 2, I
wouldn't flinch at killing you for a fair amount of cash. So If someone asks how
they can get motivated... Just ask them if they hate themselves.... are they willing
to pull the trigger? If they say yes, but no. Tell them that's all they need, because
anything else will kill them.
User avatar #21952 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/12/2014) [-]
How Video Games Ruin Gains (Part 2)

Is this true. I'm scared to watch this guys videos because I can't tell if he's talking some hindu shit?
User avatar #22053 to #21952 - Draigor (12/13/2014) [-]
Only watch elliots older videos where he talks about technique and shit. All of this breathing into your balls and stuff like that is complete garbage
#21982 to #21952 - anonymous (12/12/2014) [-]
No one gives a shit you little piece of shit

Not even rebornpooper can tell you how shitty you are you little shit
User avatar #21992 to #21982 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/12/2014) [-]
Damn you got a problem or something?
#21997 to #21992 - anonymous (12/12/2014) [-]
Yeah you little shit. Ive been watching you
User avatar #21998 to #21997 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/12/2014) [-]
So what about me? What have I done exactly?
#22138 to #21998 - anonymous (12/14/2014) [-]
youre a piece of shit and i hate you
User avatar #22162 to #22138 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/14/2014) [-]
So why do you hate me exactly?
User avatar #21953 to #21952 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/12/2014) [-]
I am more or less referring to the statement that stress from shit like video games detracts from gains?
User avatar #21954 to #21953 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/12/2014) [-]
I went into the video about to say that it was craps and that playing video games doesn't detract from gains. He has a point though. Video games themselves aren't bad for gains, it's the stress that it can apply to you mentally. If you get really worked up and pissed off at playing games then you may suffer in gaining muscle by a small margin. If playing video games calms you down and is a form of stress relief, then you're all good. No worries. It all comes down to stress. As too much of it can negatively effect our bodies.
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