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#25535 - xxkosukexx (02/06/2015) [-]
I'm tryna get slim. How i look so far?
User avatar #25639 to #25535 - bionicpanda ONLINE (02/07/2015) [-]
what marinepenguin said

start curling and lifting bro
User avatar #25651 to #25639 - xxkosukexx (02/07/2015) [-]
I already do tht shit
User avatar #25654 to #25651 - bionicpanda ONLINE (02/08/2015) [-]
So keep doing it

start your bulking phase
User avatar #25546 to #25535 - marinepenguin (02/06/2015) [-]
You don't need to get slimmer. You are already incredibly slim.

If anything you need to gain muscle mass.
#25517 - psyexplain (02/06/2015) [-]
Do you guys use anything to keep your exercises etc in?

A favourite app or anything?
User avatar #25529 to #25517 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
I use my brain for the most part, but I just started jotting down my main work sets on my profile.
User avatar #25524 to #25517 - Draigor (02/06/2015) [-]
Started in a notebook, recently moved spread sheets on my google drive so I can access it on my phone and laptop.
#25526 to #25524 - psyexplain (02/06/2015) [-]
I did that, used OneDrive, but it was annoying as hell and sometimes didn't save.
User avatar #25522 to #25517 - marinepenguin (02/06/2015) [-]
I keep a workout log in a notebook.
#25525 to #25522 - psyexplain (02/06/2015) [-]
Do you keep log of all your reps, your biggest that day or your weakest?
User avatar #25528 to #25525 - marinepenguin (02/06/2015) [-]
I log everything I do. Every rep, every set, and what weight I used. I even write notes to let myself know how I felt about specific sets if I'm trying something new or to remind myself how difficult something was, or if I did a slower cadence, stuff like that.
#25515 - anonymous (02/06/2015) [-]
Somewhat OT, but I don't know where else I could post this, so bear with me please.

Hey guys,

I have a huge problem (or rather, small, if you want to see it that way).
I'm 20 y/o, a fat fuck (234lbs/117kg) and I'm really unhappy with my dick's size. It's only about 7 - 8cm long erected and barely visible when it's limp (about 7 - 8x4cm)

I read several times on the internet that my dick will grow a little in size when I lose weight, can anyone confirm? I don't want to end up as a size queen, 10 - 12cm erected would completely suffice for me to be content with little me.
Any other advices? Like docs I should/could visit? Urologist? Endocrinologist?
I also suffer from hypothyroidism, could that be a reason either?
User avatar #25521 to #25515 - marinepenguin (02/06/2015) [-]
Sometimes when you are overweight the fat will cover up some of it and make it look smaller. Otherwise you are pretty much stuck the way you are.
#25516 to #25515 - anonymous (02/06/2015) [-]
Wow, this is unexpected.

However, your questions have answers.
Your penis won't so much grow as it will become more available. There is a reservoir of fat that builds over the pubic bone essentially on and around your genitals. If you loose fat weight, the size of it decreases just like everywhere else. So yes if you loose weight your penis will become revealed.
I don't know how much your weight factors in though. 234 lbs while not light is also not super heavy so the effectiveness of this approach is dependent on your height relative to your weight. Consider being 5'6" versus 6'2" at the same weight. Take that into account for your expectations.
What might help is if you find a proper way of measuring to give you a better idea of what is really going on. Look this up, particularly something called bone pressed length, which is what is used for most scientific studies. Your result will not be super accurate if your "fat pad" is significant but it may give you some guidance as to weather or not your should look for medical assistance.
#25518 to #25516 - anonymous (02/06/2015) [-]
I can personally say that yes, the weight loss has made a difference, I can say measurement wise it's changed anything since it's not something I kept track of but there is definitively significant improvement in presentation and performance. Pardon the euphemism. If you really are concerned about the size you can speak with a urologist to get some clear answer as to what is going on. If you have not recently evaluated your hypothyroidism (please don't be self-diagnosed) you may wish to revisit with your specialist to see if it may be affecting your growth and seek an appropriate medical solution.
#25519 to #25518 - anonymous (02/06/2015) [-]
I don't know if it will help you but you can also get some perspective from becoming educated. I know that it can be embarrassing to address what we see as shortcomings or inadequacies openly but there are things one must learn to accept and embrace. I felt a great deal of anxiety at one point about a number of personal issues and I think most men feel the way that you do regardless of what is actually going on in the world versus what they think is the norm.

There are 3 documentaries that I would suggest you watch to give you perspective. One is by a bloke from England, it's called "My Penis and Me' and "My Penis and Everyone Else's". The last one is called "Unhung Hero". Hero is on Netflix, the others are available online in multiple places.
#25530 to #25513 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
"I'm just a manlet, nobody loves me"

He's just a manlet, from a short family!"

#25531 to #25530 - dehumanizer (02/06/2015) [-]

I am only like an inch or a bit more taller than him. Is there even any point in trying?
#25582 to #25531 - tsoper (02/06/2015) [-]
Tom cruise is also 5'7
#25584 to #25582 - dehumanizer (02/06/2015) [-]
but he's a scientologist and i cant afford the entry fee
User avatar #25532 to #25531 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
So like 5'8, 5'9?

I'm 6' tall, so I can't say that I know that feel.....

All that's left to do is get jacked and become a manlet of peace. You can do it.
User avatar #25534 to #25533 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
I didn't say anything negative towards you...
#25536 to #25534 - dehumanizer (02/06/2015) [-]
you implied that manlets are people, that dude that hanged himself was very fit and was even a trainer, if he didnt make it why would I ?
User avatar #25537 to #25536 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
Because you're an inch taller than him.
#25538 to #25537 - dehumanizer (02/06/2015) [-]
ya god damn right!
#25539 to #25538 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
I don't know, I think that picture is kinda silly.

This is my back at 6' tall, and it almost looks like I have a decent amount of muscle....almost.
#25540 to #25539 - dehumanizer (02/06/2015) [-]
i dont know if its a wierd angle or if you're trying to achive a buffer version of this
User avatar #25541 to #25540 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
That's just what lats do... I don't have a small waist by any means, either.
#25542 to #25541 - dehumanizer (02/06/2015) [-]
are you bending backwards?
User avatar #25544 to #25542 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
I have a lot of thickness from deadlifting though.
User avatar #25512 - rebornpotato (02/06/2015) [-]
So i'm planning on trying to get fit/toned in than i am now, i'm currently like 6'1''/ 6'2'' and around 210-215lbs. I want to try doing as much as i can at home since i'm broke and will eventually save some for a gym membership, so i've got to work with a tredmill and some free weights, and just wondering whats a good place to start working out? I don't have the slightest idea of where to even start.
User avatar #25514 to #25512 - leal (02/06/2015) [-]
Put fork down 3xf
User avatar #25520 to #25514 - rebornpotato (02/06/2015) [-]
What's 3xf
User avatar #25563 to #25520 - leal (02/06/2015) [-]
3 sets till failure
User avatar #25523 to #25520 - marinepenguin (02/06/2015) [-]
3 sets of forever.
User avatar #25495 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
weightmeet tomorrow

starting weights

bench- 220
squat- 330
User avatar #25511 to #25495 - studbeefpile (02/06/2015) [-]
Nice. What are you gonna try to hit for your thirds? Also, what weight class are you in?
User avatar #25508 to #25507 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
those are not my maxes, just my starting weights, and yes its just one rep each.
User avatar #25509 to #25508 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/06/2015) [-]
so... what is a weightmeet? Why does one do 1 rep each if they're doing "starting weights"?
User avatar #25496 to #25495 - teoberry (02/06/2015) [-]
good luck bryan <3
User avatar #25497 to #25496 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
im ryan
User avatar #25498 to #25497 - teoberry (02/06/2015) [-]
>tfw bryan doesnt remember me
User avatar #25499 to #25498 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
User avatar #25500 to #25499 - teoberry (02/06/2015) [-]
User avatar #25501 to #25500 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
sup nigger
User avatar #25502 to #25501 - teoberry (02/06/2015) [-]
nm, talking to some nigger named bryan. hbu
User avatar #25503 to #25502 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
some nigger named beo called me bryan today
#25491 - wassuuuby (02/05/2015) [-]
Just lost 3 kilos in 2 weeks by eating healthier and going to the gym.
Really thinking about doing a fighting sport.
Is krav maga any good? Fun and stamina-wise?

I've got good metabolism btw
User avatar #25640 to #25491 - bionicpanda ONLINE (02/07/2015) [-]
Kickboxing or Muay Thai
User avatar #25648 to #25640 - wassuuuby (02/07/2015) [-]
Muay Thai is a bit too heavy imo
User avatar #25655 to #25648 - bionicpanda ONLINE (02/08/2015) [-]
I did muay thai for a while, not that intense, just a good workout and some good moves for fighting

trust me
User avatar #25683 to #25655 - wassuuuby (02/08/2015) [-]
I already thought about learning muay thai.. But just that it's so dangerous and harming fucks me up. I mean you cann sombeody with one combo.
User avatar #25746 to #25683 - cann (02/10/2015) [-]
User avatar #25770 to #25746 - wassuuuby (02/10/2015) [-]
and i can't write apparently.
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User avatar #25510 to #25491 - klowserpok (02/06/2015) [-]
I'd recommend MMA or kickboxing.
User avatar #25504 to #25491 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/06/2015) [-]
krav maga is not really a cardio intensive

If you're looking to burn calories n sit, do kickboxing or boxing.
User avatar #25493 to #25491 - anonassassin (02/06/2015) [-]
Krav Maga is pretty good. It usually has exercises mixed into the self defense drills they teach. Pushups, laps, crunches, etc. It's not too draining if you have good stamina, but it's a good workout if you take it seriously.

Most people I met while taking it up are pretty cool, so yeah.
#25480 - Elk (02/05/2015) [-]
**Elk used "*roll picture*"**
**Elk rolled image** Do leg workouts help with running or is it like how being able to do manual labor doesn't necessarily help lift weights?
User avatar #25488 to #25480 - cpawsome (02/05/2015) [-]
Depends on the running. If you want to be able to run faster you should do sprints. If you want to run longer, you should do a long jog at maybe a slower time frame.

It you want to feel light as a feather when you go running, put on weights around your legs, chest, arms. Jog for a long time like that practicing, and then take them off when you are ready.
#25486 to #25480 - anonymous (02/05/2015) [-]
Leg workouts isnt very specific. Performing explosive movements and incorporating high intensity conditioning like hill sprints will make you sprint faster. But like leal said, only way tp get better at running is to ultimately just run.
User avatar #25487 to #25486 - Elk (02/05/2015) [-]
Any type of leg workouts, dumbass...
User avatar #25490 to #25487 - Draigor (02/05/2015) [-]
Forgot to log in. Sorry to rustle your jimmies bud
User avatar #25482 to #25480 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
If you have a strong squat, you'll be fast as fuck - so long as you know how to run.
User avatar #25481 to #25480 - leal (02/05/2015) [-]
Maybe with sprints.
But as with anything the best way to get better at running is to run.
User avatar #25476 - thunderquill (02/05/2015) [-]
So I finally got a big enough tire so I can pull it around sled style. But I was wondering of anyone here recommends tire flipping because I have heard mixed opinions about it. (It's around 100-150 so I can flip it 40-50 times before I start to slow down.)
User avatar #25479 to #25476 - Draigor (02/05/2015) [-]
Tire flips can be a great conditioning tool. Definitely do them if you have the chance
User avatar #25477 to #25476 - thunderquill (02/05/2015) [-]
Ooooh shiat, guy at work that I got the tire from has just shown me a MUCH bigger tire, I would have to guess it to be around 250-300lbs. If this fits in my truck then it's going home with me today. I have it a flip at work at boy does this thing feel monstrous.
User avatar #25485 to #25477 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
I have a tire that around that big, and it still takes me around 50 flips to get tired. You're better off trying to pull it like a sled.
User avatar #25478 to #25477 - Elk (02/05/2015) [-]
Is... is it in?
#25473 - rokkit (02/05/2015) [-]
Today I squatted 200lbs for the first time in my life. Not particularly impressive, but about a year ago I broke my back serving in the army, so it was a pretty proud moment for me. I may have shed a bearded little man tear
User avatar #25494 to #25473 - lolwtfbbqryan (02/06/2015) [-]
welcome back m8y
User avatar #25489 to #25473 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
Nice job mate.
User avatar #25448 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Looking for advice on how to break through bench press plateau. Been stuck at 250 for a few months now and not sure what else I can try. Anyone have any ideas?

>I've already done a deload and tried working my way up.
>Used a 5/3/1 and Texas Method template but to no avail.
>Other compound lifts progressing as normal, but bench feels like it's falling behind

Any help?

User avatar #25455 to #25448 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
Studbeefpile had some good points, but you could also try a few things like adding in dips and dumbbell chest presses to get some better chest development. The bench press is a great movement but it's not the best exercise when it comes to building sheer muscle size and density in that area. Plus I've noticed that as my dumbbell bench improves, my regular bench feels much more stabilized and the weight is much lighter.

Really any of our ideas should at least help. I'd start with different variations of the bench like studbeef suggested, and if that doesn't work, it could be an actual chest development issue.
User avatar #25458 to #25455 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Yeah that's a good point. Right now I'm running a Push/Pull/Legs and I really feel that my chest is lacking. A little more variation/volume could always be useful in my routine.
User avatar #25460 to #25458 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
You could also separate the days between shoulders and chest, that's what I did. Your shoulders are a huge key mover when it comes to the bench, focus on your OHP and get your shoulders strong, and that will cause your bench to go up as well.

Experiment with stuff, learn the hard way what works and what doesn't.
User avatar #25463 to #25460 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Good ideas. My OHP is decent, but obviously there's always room for improvement. I'm also thinking of working some CG Bench into my routine to try and increase my triceps strength.
User avatar #25467 to #25463 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
I'd throw that in with some of what studbeef said, when people get their triceps strong for the bench they usually neglect their pecs, which leads into my point of a lack of muscular development. I'd definitely add stuff like that in to strengthen your triceps, but definitely be sure to isolate the pecs as well.
User avatar #25470 to #25467 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Great point. Tomorrow is actually an off day for me so I'll go through and re-evaluate my routine. I appreciate the help. I've recently hit PRs on squat/deadlift (400/335) so for my bench to be stalling like this is extremely frustrating. Hopefully I can incorporate all of your, as well as studbeefpile's advice and make some more progress.
User avatar #25471 to #25470 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
Good luck man, we're always around if you need it.
User avatar #25450 to #25448 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
A lot of people say you should try to make the lift easier (i.e. better back arc), but I say you should try to make it harder. Start working paused reps and maybe even stop using leg drive for a little while as well. When you go back to the stronger form, you'll be much stronger since you got strong with those disadvantages.

That, and also some high rep work. You can only get so strong with a certain amount of muscle, so you'll need to build some more. Sets of 10-15 go a long way.
User avatar #25451 to #25450 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Good ideas. When you say make it harder, do you mean reduce back arch as well as no leg drive? I haven't benched without an arch for so long that it probably will be an adjustment.
User avatar #25452 to #25451 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
I still pin my shoulders back, but it's pretty difficult to have a large arc without planting your feet.

Real talk, pause work will do miracles for your bench if you've only ever done touch and go. When I started working pauses I took my bench from 215 to 235 pretty quickly (had been stuck at 215 for a while before that). Right now I'm benching 265 w/pause for my 1RM.
User avatar #25454 to #25452 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Yeah I've really never done much pause work, but that honestly sounds like something I'd like. Now when you were incorporating pause work, did you only do pause work for a while? Or was it separate from your normal working bench sets?
User avatar #25457 to #25454 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
But I compete in powerlifting, so I have to have a strong pause bench.
User avatar #25456 to #25454 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
I pretty much only do pause work now. I only do touch and go for CGBP, and sets higher than 10 reps.
User avatar #25462 to #25456 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
I appreciate all the advice. One last question though if you don't mind. When doing pause work, how heavy should I start out at (i.e 10 rep max, 5 rep max, etc.)?
User avatar #25466 to #25462 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Honestly, if I were you, I'd start out at a relatively easy 20 reps for your main bench set (so not for all accessories). Keep your form solid, and add 5lbs each week. Eventually you won't be able to hit 20 reps anymore, just keep overloading and take the rep decrease. By the time you get down to 5 reps or whatever, I think you'll find you've gained a lot of strength.
User avatar #25472 to #25466 - nwbballplayer (02/05/2015) [-]
Sounds good. I plan on incorporating this into my routine immediately. Again, thanks for all the advice man.
User avatar #25474 to #25472 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Absolutely man, that's why I'm here.

Hit me up anytime if you ever have any questions.
User avatar #25465 to #25462 - advice (02/05/2015) [-]
I've heard going medium on how many per, with a high number of groups is good. (been a few years since I was in the gym game, need to brush up on my lingo)
User avatar #25442 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
This board has been pretty slow, so lets see if I can stir things up a little bit.

What are you goals fit? Short term (1-2 years), long term( 5-10), and your lifetime goals (end goal)?

Short term goal: Reach Approximately 220 pounds at 10-12% bodyfat by the time I'm 22.

Long term: 230 pounds at 10% body fat (or whatever my genetic potential for building muscle may be)

Lifetime goal: to be active and healthy until the day I day, I want to be the 75-80 year old guy who is still hitting the iron on occasion and is able to do pushups, pull ups, sprint, run and walk without assistance. I want to live and be active until life forces me to my deathbed because of old age. If I can see my great grandchildren and still have the energy to pick them up and play with them, I will have succeeded.
User avatar #25449 to #25442 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Short Term is 500 deadlift, 400 squat, 300 bench @ 200 bw (those cleaaan round numbers)

Long Term is 700+ deadlift, 500+ squat, and 400+ bench @ 250-280

End goal is to be lifting into my old age, owning a gym, and coaching people until I die.
Shit mayne, I'm already doing free online coaching for people, I just love it so much.
User avatar #25453 to #25449 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
(By the way, if you were wondering, yes, I do care way more about my deadlift than I do about my squat. It's not that I don't like squats, I'm just not built to be very good at them (long femur strugs), however, I am pretty decent at deadlifts, and I just like doing them more.)
User avatar #25459 to #25453 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
Nothing wrong with that at all. I'm starting to realize that my goal isn't so much strength in the big 3, as much as it is strength overall. I'm starting to move away from a powerlifting type workout to a bodybuilding type workout. You probably noticed that from my goals, since they were all bodyweight goals and not so much lifting goals. Lifting heavy weights is a big deal to me and it's obviously something I want to improve, since being big means nothing if you aren't strong, but my main goal is mostly physique related.

And I can totally relate with the coaching. I've been helping skinnier kids on the football team when it comes to putting on weight and getting bigger and stronger for the next football season. Maybe someday I could actually offer some real part-time help as a trainer for the program.
User avatar #25461 to #25459 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Yeah man, cool beans.

I totally agree with what you said about overall strength, in fact I'd be extremely interested in competing in Strongman eventually. However, I find that progressing in the big three provides the most carry over in to functional strength. I can run fast and I have good hops because I squat, moving heavy furniture is easy as fuck because I can deadlift a lot, etc.

Now, to be fair I do like to do things like box jumps and sprints every so often for fun, but they are by no means a part of my training regimen.
User avatar #25464 to #25461 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
Well of course. The big 3 are called that for a reason. Getting strong in big compound movements like the deadlift, overhead press, pullups, squats, rows, etc are always going to have great amount of carryover into your daily life. You may not be the fastest sprinter, or the most explosive football player, or the fastest thrower, but you can be damn sure you'll be able to do all 3 at decent levels. My 40 time when I was lighter was a 5.5, now it's a 4.4, and I never trained for sprinting as a dedicated part of my training.

Lifting is a huge part of my fitness, but eventually I'll switch to more athletic style training with sprints, sled pulls and pushes, farmers carries, tire flips, strongman type stuff. But I'll still be rocking it in the gym.
User avatar #25468 to #25464 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
I want farmers carry bars sooooooo bad dude.
User avatar #25469 to #25468 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
I feel your pain, that and a prowler. Those two alone would be all I needed for pure strongman strength.
User avatar #25475 to #25469 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Farmers carry bars, prowler, and a heavy-ass tire...

You know, honestly thinking about it, if you just did nothing but tire flips, you could probably turn into a bad ass just from that movement.

You get the posterior pull from breaking it off the ground, the legs get involved when you pass your knees, then you have to get under it and push it over. That's just about everything.

Now, of course you wouldn't be a great bodybuilder or anything, but I think you could still get pretty sickening.
User avatar #25484 to #25475 - marinepenguin (02/05/2015) [-]
One of my friends has like a thousand pound tire that's 7 foot tall. That baby is a bitch to flip. But it's definitely something that could get you big and strong throughout your back and legs. The front of your body doesn't work much though.
User avatar #25447 to #25442 - teoberry (02/05/2015) [-]
short term: reach 170-180 by september, most of that being muscle
long term: 200 with around 10% bodyfat (not that im training for it rn because that type of training conflicts with everything I'm doing rn)
end: same as you. I don't want my kids to have to put me in a home, I wanna be the cool grandpa that can teach his grandkids about sports and weightlifting and cool shit
#25433 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
One time I did some deadlifts and rows.

I'm not super duper acquainted with how an intermediately developed back is supposed to look like, so I'll ask you hosers. (100% BF atm)

r8 out of 8, no b8 m8
#25441 to #25433 - KungFuZerO (02/05/2015) [-]
From a bb standpoint, posing and lighting need some work, but you look wide. Cutting is supposed to suck, so push through it. Once you get low enough, you can see which groups need work. If you need to compare to a bb physique, this is my double bi back rather than the lat spread.
User avatar #25444 to #25441 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Also, I am by no means a bodybuilder, I'm pretty strictly a powerlifter, so I'm not too worried about posing.
User avatar #25443 to #25441 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Yeah, I actually just started cutting yesterday, so we'll see what happens.

What were you weighing in the pic? I'm about 214 in that picture.
#25445 to #25443 - KungFuZerO (02/05/2015) [-]
At 5'6 I'm almost 150. Soooo yeah, manlet status.
User avatar #25446 to #25445 - studbeefpile (02/05/2015) [-]
Hahah, oh goodness. Well you at least you look good.

But yeah, I'm 6', 214, I'm gonna try to cut to about 190. Not trying to get super duper shredded, just visible abs a decently healthy build.

Just for curiosity's sake, what are you lifting right now? I've got a 265 bench (w/pause), 385 skwat, and a 455 deadlift.

Have you cashed in on the short limbs strenf gainz?
#25492 to #25446 - KungFuZerO (02/05/2015) [-]
Not at all haha. Powerlifting is not my gaol. 270 bench, 300 squat, 315 dead.
User avatar #25436 to #25433 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
Dem Lats.

Looking wide and strong, just harder to see specific muscles with you having a higher body fat.
User avatar #25437 to #25436 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Right, that's to be expected when you're rocking 100% bf.

I'm cutting now though, so we'll see what happens. Was 216 yesterday, 214 today, gettin rid of water weight and such.
User avatar #25438 to #25437 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
Alrighty. I'd say 15 pounds should be pretty good for you. Just gotta make it through the lean threshold, when you are 13-18% bf, the fat actually makes you seem larger, so as you lose bodyfat you can feel like you're losing size and strength, and a lot of people will stop a cut too early when they get like that.
User avatar #25427 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Deficit deadlifts.......Deficit PAUSED deadlifts.

is such a thing even possible?........Yes it is
User avatar #25428 to #25427 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
Sounds interesting. Do you always just pause at the top or where do you usually start it?
User avatar #25429 to #25428 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
You pause right when you break the weight off the ground.
User avatar #25430 to #25429 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
Ah. I've seen guys pause all throughout parts of their movements, depending on what part of it they want to strengthen.

Iso holds are fun too.
User avatar #25431 to #25430 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Yeah, they do good stuff.

Worked up to 385 from a 1 inch deficit, then did some paused+deficit work at 225. Fun times.
User avatar #25432 to #25431 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
My only big change I've been making is I'm switching more to dips and dumbbell presses for bench instead of barbell benching.

Might start doing some really low box squatting.
User avatar #25434 to #25432 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Yeah, dips are great, just gotta make sure you're getting niiicee and deeeep.

I've heard that deadlift stance box squatting (to parallel) is fantastic for helping conventional deads, too.
User avatar #25435 to #25434 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
I'd really love to have a hex bar, or the dead-squat bar. That way you can really combine the two.
#25422 - fuzzywussi (02/04/2015) [-]
Hey guys what do you think about this ?
User avatar #25661 to #25422 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/08/2015) [-]
ahahahaaha you must be a fat fuck or a lazy skinny piece of shit.
User avatar #25680 to #25661 - fuzzywussi (02/08/2015) [-]
Hmm I'm a skinny piece of shit, don't doubt that but I'm not lazy.
There ars some goals in my life I wanna achieve and I'm willing to work hard for this.
and don't thumb me down man, don't be that guy...
#25527 to #25422 - itszyzzbrah (02/06/2015) [-]
You're a stupid cunt, brah

It aint about people loving you, fuck what they think. It's about loving yourself, m8. It's so you can mirin' at yourself everytime you look in the mirror. Thats what aesthetics is all about. That's what the Zyzz revolution is all about. You're fuckin sickknt if you wanna be, brah.
#25545 to #25527 - fuzzywussi (02/06/2015) [-]
Bur can Zyzz can stand up for his opinion ? Oho I forgot he is six feet under.
#25548 to #25545 - itszyzzbrah (02/06/2015) [-]
A god never dies.
#25550 to #25548 - fuzzywussi (02/06/2015) [-]
You know nothing Zyzz.
User avatar #25423 to #25422 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
User avatar #25424 to #25423 - fuzzywussi (02/04/2015) [-]
so you are fucked when you are ugly ,in your opinion?
#25440 to #25424 - anonymous (02/05/2015) [-]
i take it you've never heard of tinytrip

dude ripped as fuck but has legit social autism, then again so does like half of /fit/
User avatar #25425 to #25424 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
No. I'm saying that working out alone won't get you a girl. Sure, a good body can help attract a girl, but you still need a good personality to reel her in. Looks only open the door, personality is what makes a person enter the room. Also that guy is working out with a balancing ball, which is dumb.
User avatar #25439 to #25425 - teoberry (02/05/2015) [-]
word all the muscle in the world dont mean shit if you're a mumbling autist when it comes to girls.
User avatar #25426 to #25425 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
preach it
#25419 - dehumanizer (02/04/2015) [-]
So today was my last day at the gym.Unlike the usual joy, on the way back i was quite sad. Im forced into two weeks of inactivity then resume going to the univercity gym.I dont think im gonna make it guys.
#25418 - anonymous (02/04/2015) [-]
Lost 10 pounds since December. I still feel the same. I still look the same. Well, at least I know Hiit training works.
User avatar #25417 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
Most people think that you can only get stronger by increasing the weight of a lift, or increasing your reps/ increasing volume. There are a couple other good ways to build strength and size to help bust through plateaus. Some of these can include either increasing range of motion (deficit deadlifts are a great example), increasing time under tension (lowering and raising the weight at time intervals), and steadily decreasing your rest times between sets (start at 60 seconds between sets, go down 5 seconds each workout, when you reach 15 seconds you go up 5 pounds and start over). These 3 are just the ones off the top of my head. Get creative.
User avatar #25402 - leal (02/04/2015) [-]
Hey brahs, do you measure your bicep while flexing or cold+relaxed?
User avatar #25407 to #25402 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Flexing. I think cold or pumped is fine, as long as you acknowledge there is a difference.
#25406 to #25402 - sergantgains (02/04/2015) [-]
flexing and i do it about every 4 months
User avatar #25405 to #25402 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
Flexing. Not while they're pumped though.
User avatar #25404 to #25402 - Draigor (02/04/2015) [-]
fully erect
User avatar #25396 - studbeefpile (02/03/2015) [-]
OHP pr, 135 for 9.

User avatar #25409 to #25396 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
My ohp hasn't advanced past 135 for 5 in a long while, although I've been focusing on chest more.

I think I'm going to move to 4x10-12.
User avatar #25411 to #25409 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
I've been switching to a more bodybuilding style routine with tons of volume, which I've been really responding to. Probably because I've been on 5x5 for so long my body needed to switch it up on rep schemes. I really enjoy this much volume too.
User avatar #25413 to #25411 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Dats what ive been preachin' dude!
User avatar #25414 to #25413 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
That I know. But you can't deny my consistent gains with 5x5. Could I have built more with high reps? Maybe.

But I'm definitely gonna see how it goes now.
User avatar #25415 to #25414 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
I don't necessarily dislike 5x5, I just know you have to switch it up.

I'm currently peaking my deadlift which means lots of low reps. A time and a place for all things, man.
User avatar #25416 to #25415 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
You don't have to switch it up all the time. As long as you are consistently moving up in weight that's enough added stress to force muscle growth and neural adaptation.

Once you have plateaued for a period of time on a certain rep scheme it's time to switch it up for sure. It's good to be strong in all rep ranges, but you know that.
User avatar #25410 to #25409 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Do it. Stagnation is what kills gains. Gotta switch it up on the reg.

User avatar #25412 to #25410 - marinepenguin (02/04/2015) [-]
>>#25411, >> to 25409,
User avatar #25399 to #25396 - klowserpok (02/03/2015) [-]
Pounds or kg?
User avatar #25401 to #25399 - studbeefpile (02/04/2015) [-]
Pounds, LOL, nah man, there aren't many people on earth that can OHP 135 kg...
#25397 to #25396 - jvcjvc (02/03/2015) [-]
Delta-force boulder-shoulder
User avatar #25398 to #25397 - studbeefpile (02/03/2015) [-]
I don't know what that is, but thanks?
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