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User avatar #25952 - thunderquill (02/12/2015) [-]
What protein powder would yall recommend, I'm just going to have some with milk or something after my workouts every day...
User avatar #26092 to #25952 - nwbballplayer (02/12/2015) [-]
Whichever whey that is on sale (BOGO free, BOGO 50% off, etc.) and doesn't have any amino spiking. Just do some research. I personally recommend Universal Nutrition, Dymatize, Cellucor, and Jay Cutler Nutrition (Current one that is suprisingly good).
User avatar #26114 to #26092 - thunderquill (02/13/2015) [-]
I researched these, and I really like the overall reviews about Dymatize pretty much everywhere, so I'm probably gonna order some of the Elite stuff. I was wondering if you have tried their Chocolate mint or smooth banana flavors? Those are some of my favorite flavors in general and I would love to see that it actually tastes good.
User avatar #26115 to #26114 - nwbballplayer (02/13/2015) [-]
I've never tried Dymatize smooth banana, but I've never had a bad tasting banana protein (4 or 5 different brands) so I'd say it's say to assume it tastes decent. The chocolate mint is pretty good. Not super over-powering, but a good taste nonetheless.
User avatar #26116 to #26115 - thunderquill (02/13/2015) [-]
Oh gosh, that's a hard decision. I think I might take your word and go with mint. Another thing, where do you get yours from? I'm currently planning on ordering like the 2lb from Bodybuilding.com , it seems to be rated well...
User avatar #26117 to #26116 - nwbballplayer (02/13/2015) [-]
Bodybuilding and SupplementWarehouse mainly. Bodybuilding has better deals on different proteins, but SupplementWarehouse has lower initial prices most of the time. Also, while you can find coupons online for both sites, SupplementWarehouse has a pricing feature where if you find a price online that's lower than their price, they'll take 5% off the price. IMO try and buy in bulk for the cheapest price you can find. That's what I do.
User avatar #25954 to #25952 - magicpotato (02/12/2015) [-]
pesonally, i like body fortress cheap and tastes good, all the same in my opinion
#25997 to #25954 - baglesbites (02/12/2015) [-]
Body Fortress is complete garbage. Its so cheap because the protein content on the label is false. There are a few different tests done by people on reddit ranging from 50%-70% of what was on the label. If its all you can afford, you might be better off with whole foods until you can buy something higher quality.
i.imgur.com/iNWPB.jpg
User avatar #25953 to #25952 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Just go to Wal-Mart and grab the elite whey protein from the prescription area. Fairly cheap, yet effective.
User avatar #25975 to #25953 - thunderquill (02/12/2015) [-]
That's the most popular that I saw, I was planning on getting it but wanted everyones opinion.
User avatar #25988 to #25975 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
It's preference mostly. You can get higher quality stuff on the internet if you are willing to pay big bucks. But it gets the job done.
User avatar #25945 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Also, whenever I'm an engineer with lots of money and I open up a warehouse gym with my brother (who's just as much into lifting weights being getting swole as I am), everyone on this board will get a free pass forever and we'll all lift together.

Studbeefpile, unncommon, kungfuzero, donnybergerstory, draigor, connorjay, ephialtes, baglebites, leal, and everyone else I may have forgotten. You're all invited and we're all gonna swap knowledge and supplements and just get better together in general and it's going to be fantastic.
User avatar #26049 to #25945 - leal (02/12/2015) [-]
"Remember, no kipping."
User avatar #26034 to #25945 - connorjay (02/12/2015) [-]
Is this in America?

Because I'm looking for PhD's over yonder for next year..
User avatar #26039 to #26034 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Yes Although I'd highly doubt this will be next year, or in this decade.
User avatar #26042 to #26039 - connorjay (02/12/2015) [-]
Well mate, my motivation is waning at the moment, so maybe in the next decade it will be back!

and I highly doubt I will be in America for a few years with the look at my applications!
User avatar #26052 to #26042 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Grind bro, keep grinding. You probably just haven't seen decent progress recently.
User avatar #25963 to #25945 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
Can we all live in the same big house too? Full House style? I call being John Stamos!
User avatar #25965 to #25963 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
That would actually be kickass. Imagine us all in one big house, talking gains and methodology. We'd all be forcing each other to be even healthier and more badass than we were before. It's like 99% chance not gonna happen, but we can home.
User avatar #26040 to #25965 - cognosceteipsum (02/12/2015) [-]
Then I could live with you and give you motivation on how to not be
#26002 to #25965 - baglesbites (02/12/2015) [-]
At least a dozen swole guys living in one house? It would smell like protein farts and the sweat a thousand lesser men. Count me in.
User avatar #26005 to #26002 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Studbeefpile, just imagine the sheer amount of food we would be consuming in a day.
#26010 to #26005 - baglesbites (02/12/2015) [-]
There would be no live stock left in the five surrounding counties if this were to ever happen.
User avatar #26013 to #26010 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
I had the thought that we would have to raise our own chicken and cattle.

Bailing hay and farmwork could mean for some extra gains.
User avatar #26007 to #26005 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
It would probably end up being around 173,000 calories a day.
User avatar #25966 to #25965 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
The fact that you accidentally said 'home' instead of 'hope' proves this is destiny.

Realest possible talk though, with that kind of accountability and motivation, we would get soooo fucking jacked.
User avatar #25977 to #25966 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
That's what I was thinking. That positive environment would be such a good positive feedback loop that we'd probably have no choice but to be in amazing shape.
User avatar #25984 to #25977 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
Totally man.
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We'd have to sound proof the bedrooms though.
User avatar #25986 to #25984 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Why Would we have to do that?
User avatar #25989 to #25986 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
thump......thump......thump............. thump . thump . thump . thump . thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump THUMPTHUMPTHUMPTHUMPTHUMPTHUMPTHUMPTHUMPTHUMP

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User avatar #25993 to #25989 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
So we're either always lifting weights and listening to music or we're always banging chicks.

I'm cool with that.
User avatar #25996 to #25993 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
Hah, yeah. Literally nothing in between. Not even eating. Eating can be done during either of the activities.
User avatar #25998 to #25996 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Stop mid thrust "sorry babe, gotta get in my macros, give me a minute. "
User avatar #26000 to #25998 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
Hahah, what's wrong with us.
User avatar #25957 to #25945 - magicpotato (02/12/2015) [-]
can i come? <--- nuclear engineer major bro here
User avatar #25959 to #25957 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Everyone on the board is welcome. I'm trying my hand at aerospace engineering.
User avatar #25951 to #25945 - Draigor (02/12/2015) [-]
Made my evening with this post man: )
User avatar #25949 to #25945 - unncommon (02/12/2015) [-]
Where ever I find myself in the world when that time comes I will make that trip when you tell me. I'm looking forward to it
User avatar #25950 to #25949 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
I'll pay for plane tickets and some hotel rooms for a week if I have to.
User avatar #25946 to #25945 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Oh and I guess lulz can come too, you Canadian Jew asshole.
User avatar #25947 to #25946 - donnybergerstory (02/12/2015) [-]
Got me tearing up man. :')
User avatar #25948 to #25947 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Even though I'm being all jokey about it, I love this board and everyone that contributes to it. The discussion here is awesome, the cooperation is amazing, and I genuinely would work out with every one of you glorious bastards. Whether we're going for aesthetics, fat loss, muscle gain, athleticism, etc. We're all brothers of the iron and this place has a special place in my heart and muscles.
User avatar #25976 to #25948 - studbeefpile (02/12/2015) [-]
luv u bby.

n-...n-no homo
User avatar #25944 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
A few things. Officially high pulled 140 for 2 sets of 4, never gone that high so that's awesome.

Went down to 185 on deadlift and am really trying to keep my shoulders behind the bar. I have a super hard time with keeping them behind the bar and sitting back comfortably. Sitting on the middle of my foot makes me feel like I'm going to lose my balance. So I'm really trying to force myself to get used to it.

Finally, been seeing a ton of articles and research that shows that your standard intermittent fasting and cycles of bulking and cutting may not be the most effective or even efficient way of losing fat or gaining muscle. I've read a lot about fasting periods and limiting eating times creating more insulin sensitivity and increased protein synthesis. Causing you to not only become leaner, but you gain muscle easier and resist fat gain. This will take more research.
User avatar #25937 - unncommon (02/12/2015) [-]
Sup guys, long like my dick not really time no see.
Since I've been gone I've acquired a torn rotator cuff (actually diagnosed by my doctor, none of that self diagnosed bs). It's been a while since I've worked out and I frankly can't stand it anymore. I've been doing a lot of leg press I don't like it that much really, I feel like I'll poop when I go heavy though. So I've started hitting push ups and pull ups again, in starting really low because that's all my shoulder can handle, I only did about 40 push ups and like 8 pull ups today. I've been using something called a Thera-Band for shoulder socket repair that's been recommended by my sports trainer and doc. I've also been working on my cardio by doing 10k training with a weighted vest. Wearing the vest hurts my shoulder, but I bare through it. Last time I cleaned I went from doing 225lbs to doing 165lbs, abs that was a couple months. It's depressing because the coaches want to use me as an example for olympic lifting form (because I have damn near perfect form) but they won't let me touch weight.

What I'm getting at here is take care of your fucking joints. An injury can and will fuck with not only your fitness life but your day-to-day life. Don't "over train" because it's horse shit. I'm not telling you to not train to your limits but don't try to break them too fast, especially with heavy lifts. Stretch after workouts and warm up before. Always.
User avatar #25943 to #25937 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Also, you're already doing good focusing on your lower body and cardiovascular abilities while your upper body is hurting. I'd really recommend expanding your lower bodies workload. Single leg movements like Bulgarian split squats and lunges can make your leg strength and balance increase leagues above where it was.
User avatar #25942 to #25937 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
You're young. Keep active and keep it healing, and it'll be good as new.
User avatar #25933 - larsfillmore (02/11/2015) [-]
Anybody have any good butt workouts. I've got no ass
User avatar #25938 to #25933 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
Obviously squats help with building a butt, but it wouldn't hurt to add in weighted hip thrusts, especially in the possibility of squats not working your glutes like it does other people. Some people are really quad, hip, or hamstring dominant when it comes to squats and don't see much size results in their butt.
User avatar #25935 to #25933 - donnybergerstory (02/12/2015) [-]
Like anon said, squat. Put your ass in the fokin grass. Go deep, go low. Also, there's other workouts, I jsut don't know the names. There's a girl on instagram names katyhearnfit who is all about building booty and shes got workouts on there.
#25934 to #25933 - Absolute Madman (02/11/2015) [-]
Heavy ass low bar squats. Heavy ass deadlifts.
User avatar #25936 to #25934 - unncommon (02/12/2015) [-]
This is what you need op
#25931 - Draigor (02/11/2015) [-]
Lets talk about glorious stretch marks from lifting. When and where did they first show up?

I got some last semester, after exactly 1 year of serious lifting, during my rapid 3 month bulk. They're on my upper quads/hip flexor area and on my ass lol. Never been more proud
#26008 to #25931 - baglesbites (02/12/2015) [-]
My first stretch marks are where the shoulder and chest connect. The most prominent are on the front/medial head of the delt from when I did 3 months of wendler 5/3/1 a few months ago and they're still big and red. I also have some on my lats and upper back in general. Also, I think being fat when I first started lifting saved me from having any real marks on my lower body.
User avatar #25955 to #25931 - magicpotato (02/12/2015) [-]
i have them on my inner thighs real bad, havent gone away, it sucks getting head. they always gotta fuckin ask.... bitch jus put dis dick back in yo mouth!!!
User avatar #25939 to #25931 - marinepenguin (02/12/2015) [-]
I only have them on my quads and ass. Considering I went from no ass and legs to thunder thighs and a ghetto ass in about 4-6 months.
User avatar #25932 to #25931 - larsfillmore (02/11/2015) [-]
Biceps a while ago
User avatar #25926 - cptmongtard (02/11/2015) [-]
Found out today that all the bars in my gym are weighted 20kg so I've been deadlifting 140kg rather than 120kg which is exactly 2xBW which I'm fucking chuffed with. Also benching 80kg.
User avatar #25929 to #25926 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
You thought the bars were weightless?
User avatar #26032 to #25929 - cptmongtard (02/12/2015) [-]
Not weightless but not weighted enough to make much of a difference. Every other bar I've used has been like 5-7kg
User avatar #26050 to #26032 - leal (02/12/2015) [-]
There's a pretty big difference between 5 and 20kilos how didn't you feel it when you were handling the empty bar? .-.
User avatar #26142 to #26050 - cptmongtard (02/13/2015) [-]
I've never used the bar empty
User avatar #26144 to #26142 - leal (02/13/2015) [-]
Reracking?
User avatar #26177 to #26144 - cptmongtard (02/14/2015) [-]
Never need to, there's a shit load of benches and bars. Never had to move a bar
User avatar #26178 to #26177 - leal (02/14/2015) [-]
Warming up?
User avatar #26195 to #26178 - cptmongtard (02/14/2015) [-]
I don't usually warm up with any weights I just do bodyweight stuff to warm up
#25915 - donnybergerstory (02/11/2015) [-]
my first ever like actual progress picture from my starting paint to current point. in love with the progress. so proud.
User avatar #25922 to #25915 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
Awesome pics. Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.
User avatar #25923 to #25922 - donnybergerstory (02/11/2015) [-]
i take phtotos almost every week- all on my phone so I cant put them up here as often. But my size increases and decreases dramatically sometimes. I'll post my best transformations later on.
User avatar #25924 to #25923 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
Alright man!
Keep hitting the gym, you're only just getting started on your journey.
Keep it up and you'll be fucking shredded benching 225 for reps bro.
User avatar #25911 - walhor (02/11/2015) [-]
Do you guys check your weight or check your width? like your waist arms etc. when checking progress?
User avatar #25921 to #25911 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
I look at the mirror, since what I see is what's most important to me rather than just "my arms are so many inches and I'm so and so bodyfat."
User avatar #25918 to #25911 - donnybergerstory (02/11/2015) [-]
youcan check both. but it just depends on goals. If you wanna GAIN weight, or LOSE weight, you check your weight. If you wanna get bigger, check your measurements. etc...
#25910 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
Is Goku Natty?
Is Goku Natty?
User avatar #25916 to #25910 - donnybergerstory (02/11/2015) [-]
thats just the pre workout kicking in
User avatar #25917 to #25916 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
Guess I need some of dat der celltech
User avatar #25920 to #25919 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
Vegeta's Advice On How To Achieve Power Levels Over 9000
#thelife
#25887 - imjared ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
guys i have a problem
i'm skinny fat.
i have a small frame, but enough fat to have tits
i need to lose this fat without losing muscle though
how do i accomplish this?
and how do i bulk without getting fat?
User avatar #25900 to #25887 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
It really depends on how 'skinny' fat you actually are. It's possible you're just fat, and in partial denial. If you actually are skinny fat I think you should focus on actually building some muscle first.

Ideally we'd see pics to be able to give the most accurate advice.
#25901 to #25900 - imjared ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
i did put on a little muscle, but i'm so dissatisfied because i don't look any better since i still have tits
User avatar #25904 to #25901 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
You're still being pretty ambiguous. How much is 'a little'? What are your numbers for Bench, Squat, and Deadlift?

I personally think building a solid strength base should be the first priority for most people, but if you have 30lbs or more to lose, then weight loss should come first.
#25905 to #25904 - imjared ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
i don't know any of my max weight
but bench i do 135lbs 4x5
squats 115lbs 3x10 (chicken leg slave race)
i only do stiff leg dead lift. work my way up from lower weights with higher reps until i get to about 165lbs 6-8 reps
User avatar #25906 to #25905 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Okay, that's not too bad. How tall are you and how much do you weigh?
#25909 to #25906 - imjared ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
6'
180lbs
User avatar #25912 to #25909 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Okay, that's not bad at all. I'd say you might wanna cut to 165ish if you're looking to just get a bit more shredded.
#25913 to #25912 - imjared ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
how much of a calorie deficit should i go on?
User avatar #25914 to #25913 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
I'm gonna be totally honest with you, I have absolutely never counted calories (even though I've lost a combined total of over 70lbs since I got into fitness). I always just went by feel.

Intermittent fasting is a good tool though.
User avatar #25891 to #25887 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
If you're skinny fat you don't have much muscle to lose.
Just cut to 10% bodyfat by dieting then bulk up.
#25892 to #25891 - imjared ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
how do i check bodyfat %?
User avatar #25894 to #25892 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
A mirror.
User avatar #25885 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
211 this morning.

Dat slow steady progress. feelsgoodman inc.
User avatar #25878 - deathtobreakfast (02/11/2015) [-]
Hello FJers,
I want to do more sport but don't really have the motivation for it. I need people to motivate, coach and/or force me a bit to do it so that I can get into a routine so that I don't loose the motivation too fast. My parents subscribed a membership in this "FitX" but I lost motivation after the second week and since wasn't going to it. I have friends that go to FitX but they don't motivate/force me.

Basic Info:
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Bodytype: Slim
Metabolism: waste incineration plant
-My training target is Endurance

Requirements:
-You should live near Mönchengladbach, Germany (Near in terms of needed time to reach MG).
-You need to be an FitX member yourself.

PM me if you accept.
User avatar #25899 to #25878 - donnybergerstory (02/11/2015) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTFnmsCnr6g

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlUMrzwmbyo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FoHd8dOPzc

Check out these videos, and download them via youtube to mp3. put them on your phone/ ipod or whatever and LISTEN to them DAY by fucking DAY. I did that everyday and believe I trained my mind to keep pushing.
User avatar #25881 to #25878 - beatmasterz ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
Extrinsic motivation rarely works.
User avatar #25883 to #25881 - deathtobreakfast (02/11/2015) [-]
Then any tips to get more motivation?
User avatar #25884 to #25883 - beatmasterz ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
Why do you want to get into sports in the first place?
User avatar #25886 to #25884 - deathtobreakfast (02/11/2015) [-]
Health, I sit atleast 12 hours a day infront of my pc, need a better schedule for my life and need sport to gain some back musculature. The most sport I get is climbing 3 stories of stairs down and up between subjects in school because sport got taken out of my school schedule.
User avatar #25879 to #25878 - Elk (02/11/2015) [-]
leal
User avatar #25889 to #25879 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
I live in paris France.
User avatar #25890 to #25889 - Elk (02/11/2015) [-]
I was talking about the motivation thing.
User avatar #25893 to #25890 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
The whole point of being motivating to him is that you'll drag his lazy ass to the gym.
#25895 to #25893 - Elk (02/11/2015) [-]
**Elk used "*roll picture*"**
**Elk rolled image** I must not have read it right. I just thought he was asking for motivational advice.
User avatar #25896 to #25895 - leal (02/11/2015) [-]
GOTTA GET HUUUUUUUGE
#25898 to #25896 - Elk (02/11/2015) [-]
YOU GOTTA GET MEEEEAAAAAAAN!
User avatar #25868 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Oh, bonus fact on the post I made earlier tonight. I suffered severe friction burns on both of my pointer fingers this past Saturday. Shit's still fucked up, but I needed to deadlift. Tapped them bitches and did the workout. No excuses. Excuses kill gains.
User avatar #25874 to #25868 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
Wrap those bitches and lift anyways. That's what I do.
User avatar #25877 to #25874 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Yeah, I did. Meant to say 'Taped' not Tapped. Those are different things.
#25869 to #25868 - sugoi (02/11/2015) [-]
You are a dying breed.
You are a dying breed.
User avatar #25846 - larsfillmore (02/11/2015) [-]
Anybody else feel like planks are doing more for their arms than their core?
User avatar #25850 to #25846 - Draigor (02/11/2015) [-]
This usually means you're not pushing down and back with your shoulders to prevent them from shrugging, or your butt is too high. Combine that with squeezing your abs throughout the entire set, and I guarantee your core will give out first.
User avatar #25849 to #25846 - bionicpanda ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
I feel it in my arms but more so in my core.
User avatar #25845 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
Assuming noob gains are over, 5-10 probably depends on type, OHP would be 5 while DL 10 and skullcrusher 5 for example pounds gain per month on compound and isolation movements is normal right?
User avatar #25867 to #25845 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Yeah, that's a reasonable pace for average lifters.

Plateaus are a thing though, it's not the end of the world to go 2 months without gain, you just need smarter programming.
#25844 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
God I've almost felt depressed coming back into weightlifting again. The hardest part isn't even the lifting for me, it's battling that stupid ego.

"About time you lift more"
"No progress yet, wtf are you doing?"
"Only this much weight, you're not gonna reach your goals"

That constant internal struggle in my mind I find to be the hardest part, I feel like I've been pushing myself too hard on some of the lifts for the past couple of months, this is evident by the fact that I take 2 minute breaks on all my movements. Because of this I've decided to lower the weight on my most of my movements and/or practice more form instead.

One question I got for you guys. I'm getting stall mats soon so I don't have to worry about lowering my weight down slowly on deadlifts, should I still stick with the 5 rep range for deadlifts when I get it? for now I'll just be practicing form and no lower back rounding
User avatar #25859 to #25844 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
I've been lifting for 4 years now. Made a lot of mistakes, and I'm nowhere near as strong as I could or should be at this point. That's just a part of it.

At the end of the day, this game is all about Time and Consistency. That's all it is. Nothing more. Nothing less.
User avatar #25860 to #25859 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
I don't wanna do that. How do actors get in shape so quickly for roles? How do they get ripped so easily? I want that, I want as little mistakes as possible. I just wish I could have the perfect guide that would never change, these mistakes they all pile up and send you years behind.
User avatar #25866 to #25860 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
Strict personal training, a regimented diet, and a combination of extremely potent supplementation along with some drugs. They have the time and resources to do that, we don't.
User avatar #25864 to #25860 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Drugs, and strict training with personal trainers. They pay a lot of money to make sure they don't make mistakes.
User avatar #25854 to #25844 - nwbballplayer (02/11/2015) [-]
I've always worked 3-5 reps for normal deadlifts and 6-8 for straight leg deadlifts. I've seen pretty good strength gains with that and moderate-high weight.
User avatar #25847 to #25844 - Draigor (02/11/2015) [-]
I used to feel the exact same way. What helped me was following programs designed for my specific goals. This way I knew I was maximizing the time and work I put in at the gym. Also, 2 min breaks are nothing, you can be taking breaks way longer between each set.

Why would your rep range change with the new mats?
User avatar #25856 to #25847 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
Why would your rep range change with the new mats?

heavier weight for less reps (5) but dropping that on the floor like a proper deadlift could harm it. However lighter weights I can slowly bring to the floor and are lighter so they wouldn't have any chance of damaging.
User avatar #25840 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Hit 405 for a single on Deficit DL. Felt pretty good. Hopefully I'll get some good strength off the ground and finally take advantage off of all that lockout power I got from doing a bunch of touch 'n go.
User avatar #25853 to #25840 - nwbballplayer (02/11/2015) [-]
Really impressive. I hit 400 DL about 2 weeks ago and it was the greatest feeling
User avatar #25855 to #25853 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Yeah buddy. Big girls need love too.
User avatar #25851 to #25840 - Draigor (02/11/2015) [-]
Dam that's nice. I'm tryna get a 405 deadlift this friday for my mock meet
User avatar #25852 to #25851 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
You can do it mayne. Just commit to the pull, give it all you got, and don't have any doubts. If you go up to the bar with doubts, you won't have a chance. Own that shit.
User avatar #25829 - thisismyhandle (02/10/2015) [-]
Hey all. I ran 3 miles with no breaks after my lift today, which (I think) is the farthest I've ever bothered with. I'm going to run 8 miles this week, 10 miles next week, and continue so that I'm hopefully running at least 30 miles/week by the summer.

So how are you guys doing with your goals at the moment?
#25833 to #25829 - KungFuZerO (02/11/2015) [-]
DB pressed 90lbs for 4x5 two days ago, today I hit 6,6,5,5.
My goal is to lift those 100's.
User avatar #25843 to #25833 - thisismyhandle (02/11/2015) [-]
Damn, that's pretty good! I'm terrible at DB presses, and even with the barbell I don't put up much weight.

Those 100's be comin bruh.
User avatar #25838 to #25833 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
I just started doing DB presses. I only have up to 65's though, and I can only do them 8 times.
#25857 to #25838 - KungFuZerO (02/11/2015) [-]
You can try what I did. Switching off between 4x8 and 4x12, increasing the weight every time you reach those numbers. So if you can do 4 sets of 65 for 8 reps, try 70 until you can do 4x8.
User avatar #25858 to #25857 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
Well the problem is 65 pounders is the heaviest I have at my home. Garage gym remember?
User avatar #25872 to #25858 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
Adjustable weight dumbbells Master Race
User avatar #25873 to #25872 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
I have those two. But they don't go much higher than maybe 50.
User avatar #25875 to #25873 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
I can fit 80 max on my.
User avatar #25876 to #25875 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
Ahh, well I usually load all the weight onto one and use them for rows and shit. I rarely use both. I prefer actual dumbbells.
User avatar #25927 to #25876 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/11/2015) [-]
"actual" dumbbells are really expensive.
User avatar #25928 to #25927 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
Well, fixed weight dumbbells is more accurate I should say. But they're about a dollar a pound. I can live with that.
#25863 to #25858 - KungFuZerO (02/11/2015) [-]
Ahh shit, i do remember now. Sell 65s, buy 70s. Problem solved.
#25826 - walhor (02/10/2015) [-]
Im gonna start on using protein powder next week but alot of freinds have warned me that its bad.

What do you think?
#25865 to #25826 - itszyzzbrah (02/11/2015) [-]
Protein is good for ya brah.

Just dont overdose, you will turn the rest into fat if you dont use it all. Good luck, m8.
User avatar #25882 to #25865 - beatmasterz ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
That's a myth.
#25861 to #25826 - redpower (02/11/2015) [-]
i always have a spoonful of protein powder mixed with milk that i drink withen 20 min after a work out, works for me m8
User avatar #25842 to #25826 - alicorn ONLINE (02/11/2015) [-]
"but alot of friends have warned me that its bad."
What am i reading

it's perfectly fine m8, your friends should educate themselves
#25841 to #25826 - studbeefpile (02/11/2015) [-]
Anyone that says anything like that is more than stupid. They're not just ignorant, they're retarded to the point that they would pass judgement on something they don't even understand, just because it's related to bodybuilding, and bodybuilding is related to drugs.   
   
They need a wake up call so that they have the realization seen in this gif.
Anyone that says anything like that is more than stupid. They're not just ignorant, they're retarded to the point that they would pass judgement on something they don't even understand, just because it's related to bodybuilding, and bodybuilding is related to drugs.

They need a wake up call so that they have the realization seen in this gif.
#25834 to #25826 - KungFuZerO (02/11/2015) [-]
Your friends are dumb
User avatar #25832 to #25826 - nwbballplayer (02/10/2015) [-]
Don't be worried. Protein powder is safe.
User avatar #25831 to #25826 - Draigor (02/10/2015) [-]
Don't listen to them. They just don't want you to get swole
User avatar #25830 to #25826 - marinepenguin (02/10/2015) [-]
Those friends are dumb.
#25835 to #25830 - KungFuZerO (02/11/2015) [-]
Aw shit, I posted my comment and then read yours right after haha
User avatar #25836 to #25835 - marinepenguin (02/11/2015) [-]
It's all good baby
User avatar #25828 to #25826 - thisismyhandle (02/10/2015) [-]
Protein powder is fine. If you're worried you can get really pure stuff like this: www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Protein-Natural-Pou

That's just whey powder and soy lecithin, nothing else. It's not really a huge deal though. The only thing I'd say is be ready in case your powder makes you crap, because that happens for a lot of people at first.
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