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User avatar #19044 - kingofunnyjunk ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Ok so I was at the grocery store earlier today and I saw my favorite chocolate brand and I could easily afford a few but I decided not to buy them. Did I do good? I kinda regret it now.
User avatar #19106 to #19044 - nefarian (10/16/2014) [-]
Sugar is awful for you, but so is Doritos. For shame.
User avatar #19055 to #19044 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
No, you did horrible because you are still thinking about it and clearly demanding praising because you didn't treat your body like shit.

I should ask for a Nobel peace prize for not shooting up my school.
#19056 to #19055 - kingofunnyjunk ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
I bought some doritos instead.
I bought some doritos instead.
User avatar #19063 to #19056 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
So instead of some chocolate that would satisfy some mental need for some comforting food, you bought a bag of Doritos? That's a fuck up. Buy the chocolate. That's fine in moderation. Fuck, that bag of Doritos (whether you eat it in one sitting or not) has more 0 nutrition calories in it than the damn chocolate bar
User avatar #19059 to #19056 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Those are empty calories with bad carbs and you should be ashamed of yourself.
User avatar #19057 to #19056 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
10/10 body builder of the year.
User avatar #19042 - connorjay (10/15/2014) [-]
What do you guys wear to the gym?

I wear my long black tracksuit bottoms, but I've had them for like 6/7 years, so want to get something new.
And any old t shirt I have laying around.
User avatar #19053 to #19042 - thisismyhandle (10/15/2014) [-]
shirt + shorts or sweatpants
User avatar #19047 to #19042 - TokenWhiteKid (10/15/2014) [-]
nothing

nothing at all
User avatar #19052 to #19047 - connorjay (10/15/2014) [-]
So aroused.
User avatar #19039 - sushininja (10/15/2014) [-]
Is it bad to leave a sprained ankle iced over night? I was told I should put it on and off every 20 mins but I wanna know what I should and shouldnt do
User avatar #19050 to #19039 - TokenWhiteKid (10/15/2014) [-]
there isn't any point to doing that

putting ice on an injury is just to prevent swelling
User avatar #19035 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
This isn't a fitness related issue, but after telling everyone that I'm joining the Air guard and I'll be gone for 6 months, my girlfriend has literally become hysterical. She cries all the time, literally bawls as soon as it gets brought up. She never shuts up about how she's going to miss me and how she's going to die that I'm going to be gone so long. I tried to comfort her at first, but it's been two weeks and its just constant. It's gotten so annoying now, and she is almost making me feel guilty for pursuing this. I had been entertaining the idea of splitting from her before I left, and now she gotten so clingy that it's really looking like a good idea.
User avatar #19054 to #19035 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Clearly you must drop her. However know what you have before you throw it away. Sometimes you regret dissensions that seem so clear and obvious at the time.
User avatar #19058 to #19054 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Her and I have been together for a year and a half. She's only my second girlfriend. I've had some time to notice the pros and cons of being with her.

Pros: She'd never cheat on me, we share a sense of humor, I can tell her basically anything and its cool, awesome sex (has a nice body, she's gained a lot of weight though and is starting to lose her thin athletic look she had)

Cons: She's super clingy, she doesn't like me going out with friends without her (even just for poker night or video games, we don't party), her family is shit, she has a past, she can get super emotional over basically nothing and that gets really annoying, she's very hot headed and will get angry over little things

User avatar #19060 to #19058 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
sounds like a girl to me.
User avatar #19062 to #19060 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Random team fortress reference.
User avatar #19061 to #19060 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Well if they were just average little issues then I wouldn't be here discussing them with ya would I?
User avatar #19068 to #19061 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]

if I were you I'd pick her up off her feet, love her, make her feel better, but also address how you are feeling because of what she is saying. Tell her how you feel suffocated and how you think her body is less attractive or how this is something you need to do.

tl;dr she is just human, and so are you.
User avatar #19067 to #19061 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
They are average issues, just in a none average situation.
Your going to the military
your girlfriend is gana miss you
sounds normal to me

If your girlfriend had to move for a job to another state wouldnt you feel a bit down about it?

What your experiencing is called the ladder effect.

When you move from one rung to another that is higher you don't feel bad, you feel good, because your higher.
But if someone you know goes up a rung, you feel bad because you are in the same place and they are moving up, its even worse when it is someone you really care about and that now you are not only alone on this one rung, but you don't feel like your going anywhere, almost making you feel like you went down a rung.

You just think she is being selfish because she kinda is, but think about it, who is the one going up a rung and who is the one going down a rung here?
You should still go to the military, but your girlfriend is just experiencing what everyone including me and hopefully you would experience in a similar situation.
User avatar #19070 to #19067 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
I do understand what you're saying, but if that was the case I've always been a rung or two above her.

But I also have to consider do I want to continue this relationship with her. I do like her and we get along, but would I marry her, or do I want to take this relationship to the next level. She wants marraige for sure. I do not want to marry anyone right now, and I don't think I could see me marrying her at all either. Sometimes life isn't always as simple as picking someone off their feet and loving them forever.
User avatar #19072 to #19070 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Well the way I see it is you beat the game.

You clearly won, and the game has no last save to reload.
So you have 1 of 2 options to pick from.

Buy a new game that you might not like as much, it might be expensive but its a new game and it could be much more fun too, who knows.

Or unlock all the secret levels, get all the character unlocks and cool weapons. Keep playing it until you did it all, and once your done it probably your favorite game at that point, might as well create a new save file and keep playing it.
User avatar #19075 to #19072 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Now that was a metaphor I didn't quite understand. That leaves me to choose between two girls, which I wouldn't want another relationship. Not for a while.
User avatar #19077 to #19075 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Nigga you cant play two video games at once
You ever try that shit?
a mouse and keyboard requires two hands.
I said pick one.

Me personally im a fan of girl/games like starcraft 2. Impossible to fucking play and frustrating as all hell, but when your friends see you with that diamond league badge on your profile they are like "holy fuck that guy is a god".

Anyways, this choice is yours. Im just trying to tell you that I was in a similar situation, two times, once as the person climbing up, once as the person climbing down. And it hurts either way. But thats life. Choose what you want.
User avatar #19078 to #19077 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Well thanks, I appreciate the wisdom anyways. You did make some good points.
User avatar #19081 to #19078 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Also while we are here
www.youtube.com/user/buffdudes/videos
What are your thoughts on these guys?
Like you think their videos are good and educational?
Think they might be juicing?
User avatar #19091 to #19081 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
After watching a few educational videos, they seem to be pretty cool and legit guys. They definitely know what they're doing, and I highly doubt they were juicing. These guys are strong looking, but they aren't so big I'd question if they were natural or not. They definitely have some good physiques and very attainable bodies.
User avatar #19083 to #19081 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
I'll look at them when I get into my laptop. I've seen them a few times but not long enough to really form my own opinion.
User avatar #19079 to #19078 - mendelevium ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
also
"being a rung or two above her"
is how almost every relationship works.
Guys usually bring in the money, looks, authority, ect.
Finding someone the same level as you, is prob not a good idea, and even worse when they are above you.
User avatar #19082 to #19079 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Honestly I believe that it's up to the individual people and their personalities to depend on whether it works out or not. Maybe I would work better with someone who shares more with me. I have a lot more drive and motivation to succeed and learn then my girlfriend does. So I tend to keep getting better, learning, getting stronger while she just got her first job and I forced her to go to college. So Maybe people fit better with others on certain "rungs" depending on their personalities.
User avatar #19048 to #19035 - TokenWhiteKid (10/15/2014) [-]
you gotta drop here

then pick her back up

then drop her again

Do this for 8 reps, 3 sets, and you'll see mad gains
User avatar #19049 to #19048 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
The real answer was staring me right in the face. But I was too blind to see it.
#19043 to #19035 - medxforme ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
I'd drop her. If it's making you feel guilty then she isn't supporting you the way that a significant other should be supporting someone about to makea huge life changing decision. That's just my opinion though
#19040 to #19035 - xxxsonic fanxxx (10/15/2014) [-]
Girlfriend or wife. Your choice
User avatar #19041 to #19040 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Yeeaahh, no wife please.
User avatar #19016 - nefarian (10/15/2014) [-]
I've asked this before without success , but whenever I'm planking, I don't feel much in my stomach, but I feel a bit of pain in the back when I'm doing it. Am I doing something wrong, or is not feeling sore in the stomach normal? My guess is the back pain is caused by bad sitting habits.
User avatar #19021 to #19016 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Planking takes effort from your entire core, which includes your mid and lower back. It's probably that your back is much weaker in comparison to your abs and can't handle the stress as well.
User avatar #19027 to #19021 - nefarian (10/15/2014) [-]
Most of my fat is layered on my belly, so I guess it should be no surprise that it's weighing my back down. Is there any simple solution to this?
User avatar #19028 to #19027 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Just keep doing planks. Are start doing stuff to help you lose weight if you are overweight.
User avatar #19029 to #19028 - nefarian (10/15/2014) [-]
Yeah, I am on a mild diet and losing weight currently, but I thought that some muscle-building Or just exercises in general would lead me the right way. Nothing intense, though.
User avatar #19032 to #19029 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Higher intensity is better for losing weight.
User avatar #19033 to #19032 - nefarian (10/15/2014) [-]
Doesn't intense msucle-building require a higher daily calorie intake?
User avatar #19034 to #19033 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Yes. But burning more calories through a Hugh intensity workout leads to higher fat loss. If what you're doing is working for you then that's fine. But most of the time, high intensity training is better. It also doesn't always build muscle, but it will maintain it. You don't want to diet down, lose 30 pounds, then have 10 of that be muscle. You'll become skinnyfat doing that. But doing some exercises like you are clearly doing should stop that from occurring.
User avatar #19036 to #19034 - nefarian (10/15/2014) [-]
I am usually breaking sweat and feel quite sore and tired afterwards. My usual routine is squats, walking lunges, lifting, planking and a bit of push-ups. I don't actually count how many squats, push-ups, planking seconds etc.. I'm just pushing it until I can't continue.
User avatar #19009 - unncommon (10/15/2014) [-]
Sorry to those of you that i haven't replied to, I've been throwing up violently all day. Lift for be fitizens.
User avatar #19012 to #19009 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
You bought off brand protein powder from China didn't you?
User avatar #19005 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
Could someone explain powerlifting to me? It seems like you just do 5 sets of the 3 movements in 6-8 reps and try to maximize failure at the last or so by putting maximum weight possible.
User avatar #19013 to #19005 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
as the guy below me said, powerlifting is the act of competing in the three lifts he mentioned. That 5x5 (and 3x5 is also highly common) with compound barbell movements with increasing weight to force to failure or near is the ideal way for increasing max strength
User avatar #19010 to #19005 - unncommon (10/15/2014) [-]
Power lifting is between Bench, Squat, and Deadlift for competition.
User avatar #19007 to #19005 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
*5x5 seems to be the general apparently
#19004 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
Dat Powerlifter forearm to bicep ratio.

Curls? Not even once.

Also, dat natty love handle action. #100%BF
#19030 to #19004 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Bruh

Unflattering pose is unflattering
User avatar #19031 to #19030 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
My form is terrible. Elbow is too far tucked down, wrist isn't parallel with my elbow, phone isn't covering the right parts of my face. Just despicable.
User avatar #19038 to #19031 - studbeefpile (10/15/2014) [-]
Don't worry brah, we're all gonna make it.
User avatar #19008 to #19004 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
Not even once? Shiiiiieeeeeet I must be doing it wrong.
User avatar #19037 to #19008 - studbeefpile (10/15/2014) [-]
Why do you say that?
User avatar #18999 - scoobydoobydo (10/14/2014) [-]
I'm in the gym like 3 times a week now but still doing p/p/l. Feels bad man. All this school work gets in the way.
User avatar #19051 to #18999 - TokenWhiteKid (10/15/2014) [-]
tfw no little loli sister to help me study for my tests
User avatar #18964 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
So recently I've been struggling with the deadlift. I got so focused on having good form that I overthought it, made it complicated and I went from having decent form, to shit form. I went from pulling 325 easy for reps to struggling with 275, and even having problems with 225. Well recently I read an article breaking down every single step and movement you should take and how to correct everything, so I figured what the hell and tool the steps in that article piece by pieve. I practiced this form with just 45s to get used to the motion, and realized it was just a few cues away from what I used to do. Went up to 225 and pulled that sucker like it was a feather. I think I can finally get my deadlift back on track and start getting stronger there.
User avatar #18981 to #18964 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
The thing to do now is sets of 10-20 with super light weight just to drill in those motor patterns. That way you don't have to concentrate on all that noise when you're lifting heavy.
User avatar #18982 to #18981 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
Exactly my plan. I've been working on power cleans and other Olympic lifts recently anyways for back strength, so I wouldn't want to add in another heavy lift. It would kill my current progress.
User avatar #18998 to #18982 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/14/2014) [-]
Is deadlift the only exercise you practice for back?
User avatar #19159 to #18998 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
No it was for the stiff legged deadlift
User avatar #19000 to #18998 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
No. I have a whole day dedicated to it.
User avatar #19003 to #19000 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/14/2014) [-]
uhmm could you explain? is that like your whole body day and then you have another back day? what other back movements do you have?
User avatar #19015 to #19003 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
I have days dedicated to different parts of my body. I go 4 days in a row, then one day off. So I go like this.

Day 1-Back/Bi
Day 2-Chest/Tri
Day 3-Legs
Day 4-Shoulders
Off

Then I repeat that however many times I please. I just do Deadlift on back day, I also do Power cleans, wide grip snatch pulls, pullups, and band pull aparts.
User avatar #19071 to #19015 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/16/2014) [-]
What do you think of me doing ab exercises on the Day Off. Shit like sit-ups, cacoons, ect ? Won't it help burn some more fat in that region
User avatar #19073 to #19071 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Nope. There's no such thing as spot reduction so forget that right now. On your off day limit yourself to some walking or light exercise.
User avatar #19017 to #19015 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
"Power cleans, wide grip snatch pulls, pullups, and band pull aparts." these are all back stuff right? 2lazy2research
User avatar #19018 to #19017 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Yessir
User avatar #19019 to #19018 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
damn nigga i thought u say u shouldn't have many movements, you be havin 5 for back/bi day...
User avatar #19020 to #19019 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
My back day has the most by far, but I keep the reps and sets down. And I do deadlift every other week. My back day goes like this.

2x4 Power Clean
2x4 Wide Grip Snatch Pulls
3x5 Deadlifts (I'll be changing this though)
5x10 Pullups
5x10 Band Pullaparts

So My big movements don't have nearly as much volume or intensity since I'm doing more movements.
User avatar #19324 to #19020 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/18/2014) [-]
snatch pulls and power cleans look complicated
User avatar #19327 to #19324 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/18/2014) [-]
I just do them because I love them. Just stick with squats, bench, overhead press and deadlifts. That's all you need to progress right now.
User avatar #19328 to #19327 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/18/2014) [-]
Yeah well today I did back, I looked at those movements and said fuck that. I ended up doing 5x5 deadlifts twice with 5x5 drag curls in between and some pullups after so I'm thinking I should have atleast one more back movement instead of 2 x deadlifts... right?
User avatar #19329 to #19328 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/18/2014) [-]
Yeah dont do 5x5 deadlifts twice. Ever again.

If you did Deads, pull ups, and drag curls, that's probably all you need for back day. If you REALLY want another movement, I'd add in dumbbell rows. But nothing else.
User avatar #19330 to #19329 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/18/2014) [-]
Thanks. I just feel like those 3 exercises would last me only an hour and I'd like to do atleast another.
User avatar #19331 to #19330 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/18/2014) [-]
"Only an hour"

Bro get this in your head now, you don't have to work out 2 or 3 hours a day to get big. You'll notice that guys who are in the gym all day, tend to stay the same year in and year out. If you have a workout that's well programmed and intense you can grow in 30 minutes of work 4 times a week. Just worry about progressing in the main movements and get better at accessory work, and eat enough, then you'l grow.
User avatar #19332 to #19331 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/18/2014) [-]
I think you might have misread me, I meant another movement not another hour. I do however have to say that I usually don't feel tired enough/sore to call a 1 hour workout satisfactory but you know better I guess.
User avatar #19334 to #19332 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/18/2014) [-]
No I knew what you meant. I'm just saying that how long a workout is doesn't dictate a good workout or a hard one.

Plus in my experience, you don't have to be sore and tired every single workout to make progress. Make progress in the actual weights you are using. If you can do at least one more rep, or 5 more pounds, every single workout, in a year you will be leagues above where you were the year before. Don't worry about being tired or sore, just worry about being better every single workout and you'll be okay.
User avatar #19326 to #19324 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/18/2014) [-]
You don't need to do them.
#19163 to #19020 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
I gotta another question about the protein powder I wanted to make sure. The shit I bought looked kinda like this one and had a big scooper in it, so I'm guessing the serving is based per scoop and not spoon full because that was what I originally thought being the dumbass that I am, so I gotta say this 2lb shit goes by REALLY fast if you take 2 scoops each day for your shake, I'm betting 2-3 weeks and its gone...
And do you prefer to drink during your workout along with before and after (I know drinking before is most important)
User avatar #19164 to #19163 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
That's the exact stuff I get. And don't drink it before or during. You take protein after your workout. It even says that in the direction on the tub.
User avatar #19169 to #19166 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
That's interesting. I'd never heard that before. If you want to give it a try then sure, go ahead. I've always been taught and I've always done a postworkiut meal.
User avatar #19165 to #19164 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
I heard before was important n shit...
User avatar #19167 to #19165 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
I've never heard that. You may be thinking of preworkout. You should take protein shakes and eat right after your workout as part of your postworkout meal.
User avatar #19168 to #19167 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
Ok cool, I'll only take it after then.
User avatar #19022 to #19020 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
I'd really like to know what you do on the other days, especially shoulders. Imma try to steal your shit and see what kinda movements you do. thanks a lot for all the help, i went to walmart today and found whey protein 2lb $25 straw/banana and im gettin that fyi
User avatar #19024 to #19022 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
And no problem, I'm glad there's someone wno really is curious about what to do. I know I struggled for a long time with no progress because I didn't have the right information. I'll always be around to answer questions.
User avatar #19025 to #19024 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/15/2014) [-]
Thanks man, I've already noticed some results in the past 2 months in the ab area and posture. Also some increase in mood. Feels gud, I sometimes I wish I didn't have classes and could just lift all the time.
And a final small question, I've been getting into the habit of sometimes buying redbulls to drink before class (30 min after breakfast) to get me from feeling incredibly tired in class because I refuse to sleep more then 7 hours. That shouldn't really have any big effect on lifting/diet right? although of course its not recommended and I wanna drop this new habit
User avatar #19026 to #19025 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Nah, redbulls won't kill your gains or anything. I have a monster or five hour energy every now and then to keep awake for work or school. If you are super worried about it I'd switch to five hour energy, but neither are going to hurt you.
User avatar #19023 to #19022 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
Chest
Bench 5x5
Triceps Extensions 5x10
Pushups 5x30 (I do these because I am preparing for the military and need to be able to do a lot of them quick and without rest) If I were you I'd do either close grip bench or incline bench for 5x10

Legs
Squat 5x5
Hamstring Curls 5x10
Calf raises 5x20

Shoulders
Overhead press 5x5
Lateral raises w/Iso Holds 5x15 or Landmine lateral raises 5x15
Pushups 5x30 (I'd do front raises instead, unless you are really feeling pushups)
User avatar #19527 to #19023 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/20/2014) [-]
is there a big difference between bench and incline bench and/or close grip bench? All target chest so..? today is chest day : ^)
User avatar #19529 to #19527 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/20/2014) [-]
Bench is your chest shoulders and triceps

Incline is your upper chest triceps and shoulders

Close grip bench works more on your triceps then your chest.
User avatar #19536 to #19529 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/20/2014) [-]
I did incline bench (my only has 45 degrees), i had to use 10 pounds less so there definitely was a difference.
User avatar #19537 to #19536 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/20/2014) [-]
Yeah you'll always be weaker on the incline.
User avatar #19243 to #19023 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
ohh and how long should the hold be between lateral raises? 5 secs?
User avatar #19244 to #19243 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
I do 5 reps then hold for 5 seconds, 4 reps then hold for 4, continue down to one.

As for abs, I do sit ups on day that I don't do pushups. But that's part of my training for the military. You can throw in leg raises, hanging leg raises or some kind of an movement every workout if you like. 5 sets of 15 is plenty.
User avatar #19259 to #19244 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
Finished my shoulder workout, I gotta say its well put together. I only feel shoulder soreness and some on my upper arm. Doing lateral raises w/ hold makes me feel like a bitch because of how low weight can effect you.
User avatar #19261 to #19259 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
I only use 15s right now. And my first time doing them I could barely use my shoulders the rest of the day. You'll get used to it.
User avatar #19241 to #19023 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
On shoulder today, just noticed you don't have a day or column for abs, should I put that somewhere for myself... maybe? I know you work your abs while doing other movements but still maybe I can include exercises specifically for abs too? Like with barbells or something?
User avatar #19074 to #19023 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/16/2014) [-]
what kinda tricep extensions do you do? Last time I did it I was doing the Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/lying-dumbbell-tricep-extension
User avatar #19076 to #19074 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
There are lots of variations. Skullcrushers, one arm extensions, regular extensions, etc. I'd either stick with regular extensions or skullcrushers for now.
User avatar #19146 to #19076 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/16/2014) [-]
so today is leg day for me, are you using a machine for hamstring curls (i do not have one) or are you doing it with your legs, cuz if so thats pretty weird and looks hard but i can try.

And is calf raises really gonna help? Should I hold weights or something?
User avatar #19148 to #19146 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
Calves are a weird muscle, they don't respond to training like other muscles do. They respond better to a lot of repetition and volume, and don't respond as well to a bunch of weight.
User avatar #19153 to #19148 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
So I just had my leg workout. I couldn't do the hamstring curls because I don't got that shit on my reclinable bench (twas a cheap one) so I ended up trying Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlifts, I really didn't feel much soreness on my hamstrings and felt more on my back even though I tried to do it as perfectly as possible. You have any ideas on what kinda hamstring movement I can replace Hamstring Curls/this stupid shit with?

Also squats kinda push on the neck and below, anything to combat that?
User avatar #19155 to #19153 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
Try good mornings, those work your lower back too, bu it also works your hamstrings. And the bar sshouldn't be on your neck during squats, it should be on your traps. The squat shouldn't be painful to hold.
User avatar #19158 to #19155 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
"Try to keep your back straight, and knees slightly bent. Also try to use the force from you hips and butt to pull the weight up instead of your back."

The first sentence^, your referring to squats right?
User avatar #19156 to #19155 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/17/2014) [-]
Ohh ok thanks, I should re-examine how to do them.
User avatar #19157 to #19156 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/17/2014) [-]
Try to keep your back straight, and knees slightly bent. Also try to use the force from you hips and butt to pull the weight up instead of your back. The stuff legged deadlift is a simple movement, but if you aren't in tune with your body and muscles it's more difficult.
User avatar #19147 to #19146 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/16/2014) [-]
I don't have a machine, but I have a bench that had a pivot on it that I can do that stuff on.

And calf raises will help. Just start off with your body weight. Do 5 sets of 20, and even that should hurt. 5 sets of 20 with strict form and a slow tempo hurts my calves still.
User avatar #18991 to #18982 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
something that helped me with deadlift when I plateaued was that I realized I wasn't using hip drive like in my squat

#18966 to #18964 - xxxsonic fanxxx (10/14/2014) [-]
Yeah i know that experience. Here's what I've learned about deadlifting since then (pretty much all you gotta know):
1. Knees behind toes
2. Push down with your legs to bring up the weight up (seems simple enough but some people neglect it)
3. Lift with your ass
4. Keep a flat back (it hurts me when I see someone lift without it, don't worry about your head too much unless you're at a weight where you can think about it)
5. Hinge to the waist
6. Lock it
7. Drop weight (upward explosives = less weight gain but higher lifts for lower weight)/bring the weight down easily (more strength gains = you gain more weight)
Bonus: White knuckle the bar for forearm gains
Bonus: For lighter weight don't invert one hand (one palm forward one back) until you can't lift the weight without it. I usually hit two plates for like a warm up with palms in, helps balance strength, once you're inverting palms then you'll be gaining more back/ass/hammy strength and less forearm
User avatar #18993 to #18966 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
I hate to see people not flatten their back (bending the upper back is ok though) and not locking out


It's so important to squeeze your butt to lock out that weight
User avatar #18968 to #18966 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
Those were a lot of the cues I already knew just worded differently. But this article really went in depth about everything and didn't leave any kind of room for error. I'll find it here in a sec.
User avatar #18967 to #18966 - unncommon (10/14/2014) [-]
Why do I keep getting logged out...
#18961 - europe (10/14/2014) [-]
>person asks if I use steroids or something
User avatar #18987 to #18961 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
>do squat of 225
>black people mirin' for some reason though it's babby weight
>finish sets
>black guy puts on 225, a pussy pad, and tries to squat what I did
>can't even go half way
>leaves the gym
User avatar #19014 to #18987 - oceanfrank (10/15/2014) [-]
I squat 315's normally with a "pussy pad" fuck ya'll niggas judging me
User avatar #19045 to #19014 - TokenWhiteKid (10/15/2014) [-]
what's wrong with you?
User avatar #19102 to #19045 - oceanfrank (10/16/2014) [-]
I just hate uncomfortability
User avatar #18997 to #18987 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
I haven't used any kind of padding on my squats since high school, when they padded the bars themselves to "prevent injury". Don't know why anyone needs it.
User avatar #19001 to #18997 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
nobody needs it

the only reason anyone would "need it" is because they don't know how to properly place high-bar or low-bar on their back
User avatar #19002 to #19001 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
Exactly my point. " But it hurts sometimes" man up.
#18969 to #18961 - unncommon (10/14/2014) [-]
>someone hits my warm up thinking that they're good until I throw 60 more pounds on
#18958 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
>mfw I see someone using machines at the gym that isn't old or handicapped


ISHYGDDT
User avatar #18971 to #18958 - unncommon (10/14/2014) [-]
>someone isolating period that isn't I'm the 850 club at least
#18992 to #18971 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
>mfw I go to the gym and I see people working out
User avatar #18950 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
Squat update.

Just hit 185 for 21 pause reps, followed by 3x3 pre-exhausted at 225 (also paused). Gonna go from 185 up to 205, and work back up to 20 reps (probably gonna be at about 16 right now)

Now squatting twice a week, one heavy day, one volume day. All kindzzzzz of gainzzzzz.
#18960 to #18950 - xxxsonic fanxxx (10/14/2014) [-]
So you basically did cardio
User avatar #18956 to #18950 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
also, are you going below parallel or just half squatting?
User avatar #18954 to #18950 - TokenWhiteKid (10/14/2014) [-]
why would you ever want to squat over 15 times?

Why would you ever want to squat over 5 times per set when you don't even lift 3 plate?
User avatar #18972 to #18954 - unncommon (10/14/2014) [-]
Breathing squats get your strength up pretty good, I'm hitting them now.
User avatar #18974 to #18972 - unncommon (10/14/2014) [-]
Also during breathing/pause squats you add 5 - 10lbs every workout, that's where the strength goes. Bringing your 5rm to your 20rm in 6 weeks
User avatar #18963 to #18954 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
Below Parallel. I'm a powerlifter.

High reps build hella good strength dude. It's also rehab in a way. I injured my leg at the beginning of this past summer, and couldn't squat for 2 months. When I started back I was hitting 135 for 16, and of course I've made some progress from there.

Also, I can comfortably squat 315.

There's this dumb ass outdated idea that higher reps don't build strength. Why don't you go tell that to George Leeman, who does sets of 12-20 on deadlift, and pulls over 900lbs?

Low reps build strength, it's true. Not denying that. But so do high reps.
User avatar #18965 to #18963 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
High reps don't usually build strength as well as low reps. The only exception to that is squatting. Squats seem to thrive no matter what you do with them. Squatting heavy for singles, squatting moderate for 10 reps, or doing the 50 rep challenge. Squats are great.
User avatar #18973 to #18965 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
I put 40lbs on my deadlift in just a couple months doing high rep training.

I used to do a lot of singles with squat, and never got anywhere with it, but as soon as I started upping the volume per set, it began to sky rocket, with no sign of slowing down.

Like I said, the idea that high reps don't build strength is foolish and outdated. I was actually able to work with George Leeman over a few months with online coaching, and the set volume was crazy high. There wasn't a single set of anything under 10 reps, and guess what? I made sickening gains off of it. Put 20lbs on my bench, 40 on my deadlift, and you already know about my squat.

You're a smart dude, penguin, it'd be a good idea to give this a shot, and add to your knowledge of lifting.
User avatar #18975 to #18973 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
Oh I wasn't trying to say that high rep training doesn't have it's place. From what I've seen and read, the best kind of training programs are ones that balance cycles of high rep and low rep training.

But I'll admit that I don't have an opinion on it beyond what I've read. And I've read "Deadlift for lot of reps for the best results" and I've also heard "never deadlift for high reps, you'll ivertrain very quickly". And both have come from sources that I have found very valid and trustworthy. So it's something that I want to check out and see how I respond to it personally. I wouldn't just write it off like that.

I'll definitely be trying a high volume and high rep based routine whenever I get around to switching up my schedule again. So far I've been more then happy with the tried and true 5x5.
User avatar #18976 to #18975 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
Yeah, definitely don't change anything if you're still making gainz. No need to fix what isn't broken. Personally I stopped making progress with low volume at about a 245 bench and 405 deadlift, so I had to start doing something different.
User avatar #18977 to #18976 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
Well I'm reaching that point around now. At least in bench, I'm just getting my deadlift started again. Guess we'll see how things go.
#18939 - zekit (10/14/2014) [-]
i'm 5'11" and weigh about 190 with my max bench at 205 squat at 310 dead lift at 350 is that decent?
User avatar #19011 to #18939 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/15/2014) [-]
That's not bad. But don't use other people as your ruler. There will always be a bigger and badder dude who is lighter than you to get you down. Use your past self and see yourself getting stronger as your improvement and worth in a gym
User avatar #18947 to #18939 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
To be generally strong for you body weight, I always say you should be benching your body weight, deadlifting double, and squatting somewhere in between. So you're pretty much there. Strong enough for any day to day activities for sure.
User avatar #18941 to #18939 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/14/2014) [-]
That's not too bad at all. Just keep improving.
User avatar #18915 - serhiy (10/13/2014) [-]
why does protein powder taste like shit? is there any way of improving the taste?
User avatar #19659 to #18915 - jayfizzle (1 hour ago) [-]
dont buy protein powder. waste of money. cottage cheese has 14g of protein per half cup and costs way less, and its wholesome.
#18952 to #18915 - KungFuZerO (10/14/2014) [-]
my chocolate/banana shakes taste amazing with cinnamon or refrigerated coffee
User avatar #18948 to #18915 - studbeefpile (10/14/2014) [-]
Don't buy protein powder that tastes like shit. There's plenty of good protein out there.

Also, mix it with milk.

Also, also, it's never going to taste super amazing or anything, it's a protein shake, not a milk shake.
User avatar #18943 to #18915 - slantedvanity (10/14/2014) [-]
If your a coffee drinker you might like this recipe

-1 and a half cup of milk
-1 tbs of coca or hot chocolate powder
-1 Frozen banana
-1 tbs of fine coffee grind
-1-2 scoops of whey powder
-A few cubes of ice

Directions:

Make sure you grind coffee beans into fine powder otherwise the texture just seems gross.


1. Combine milk, coffee grind, coca powder and ice and then blend
2. Add whey protein powder into shake then mix


Drink and enjoy. Hope it helps.
User avatar #18940 to #18915 - jtastic (10/14/2014) [-]
It all matters on the brand of Whey protein you get. I would seriously recommend Mass IV from GNC. it got 60g.'s of protein per serving, but there's a bit of a learning curve. It tastes like shit and is pretty much undrinkable the first 2-3 times but after that you down that shit like a cum-guzzling hooker.
User avatar #18935 to #18915 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
I've get to have a protein shake that tasted good. Get used to chugging that shit.
#18930 to #18915 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
what brand protein powder do you have?
User avatar #18931 to #18930 - serhiy (10/13/2014) [-]
whey
#18932 to #18931 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
whey is the type of protein.. there's soy, egg, beef, whey, ect. what actual BRAND?
#18934 to #18932 - serhiy (10/13/2014) [-]
couldnt find brand so here is a picture of the packet
#18936 to #18934 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
the brand is Precision Engineered, it says on the label lol.

I never heard of them. Try Cellucor or MTS Machine Whey. Both have amazing chocolate flavor.
User avatar #18937 to #18936 - serhiy (10/13/2014) [-]
okay ill try that when ive finished with this packet
User avatar #18919 to #18915 - scandinavianpedo (10/13/2014) [-]
i just add a few ice-cubes into the mix to make it to cold to taste.
User avatar #18916 to #18915 - europe (10/13/2014) [-]
Because you're supposed to mix it with water/milk
User avatar #18917 to #18916 - serhiy (10/13/2014) [-]
i already mix it with milk i get the joke but its pretty obvious what i meant
User avatar #18918 to #18917 - europe (10/13/2014) [-]
yeah, of course
But your protein powder doesn't have any taste, then? Usually they're either bought with strawberry or chocolate flavor. I suppose it's possible to add a little syrup if you don't mind the extra sugar
User avatar #18920 to #18918 - serhiy (10/13/2014) [-]
i bought a chocolate flavored one but the taste is too weak without putting wasteful amounts in, so end up tasting like mud water.
User avatar #18922 to #18920 - europe (10/13/2014) [-]
Odd. I've never tried chocolate flavored so I can't tell you my experience with that stuff. I'm not really able to afford the stuff so I can't buy any more. I tried strawberry flavored stuff and it was alright.
#18913 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
I was just curious to what you broskis think about this. I was about to get it on with a girl, ate her out, fingered her, ect. and when she gave me head I just couldn't get hard, and I wanted to fuck this girl pretty bad. What could be the cause? I ordered some test boosters and yohimbine extract to help get my soldier to attention quick and easier. Which brings me to my second question, do you guise think test boosters help with gains and/or getting your dick hard?

FYI: Thanks to bodybuilding for a solid 1.5 years this was really my first real sexual encounter with a girl. Zyzz would be proud. I also 21 btw, still a virgin and idgaf.
User avatar #18926 to #18913 - europe (10/13/2014) [-]
Well, were you nervous? You don't have problems getting an erection on other occasions? Google isn't giving me a proper translation for the name but you got these effervescent tablets that are meant to relax you, making less blood go to your muscles and more going to your genitals. It's a preferable alternative over viagra since viagra can give you a headache.
#18927 to #18926 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
nah not really. fairly relaxed. just not aroused enough I think
User avatar #18928 to #18927 - europe (10/13/2014) [-]
Have you looked on google?
#18929 to #18928 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
about test boosters I have
User avatar #18923 to #18913 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
Was your first time as you mentioned, and you were just too nervous for your body to respond properly. Stay away from test boosters until mid 30s at least. You start them now, you're on them for life with diminishing returns each year. and by the time you hit your 30s not even they will help you
#18925 to #18923 - poopums (10/13/2014) [-]
it was my second time and the first time the same thing happened.
User avatar #18909 - fistofpain (10/13/2014) [-]
Ok funnyjunk here is my lifting question, About a month ago I decided when I went to college I wanted to change my life and not be fat and out of shape. I started working out more and eating healthier for lunch and dinner I only eat salads. For breakfast I try to have an omlet with bacon, ham and cheese. My salads have no dressing just leafs, kale, carrots, a table of sunflower seeds, chicken or eggs and sometimes broccoli. I eat big salads however I never seem full. Recently I have also cut down on bingging on pop (4 bottles to 6 cans a day) to one or two pops a day. I don't know if it's from the stress of school, my dog being put down or finding out in a year my grandpa will die but I feel really unfocused lately and I find it hard to workout in the gym. I really want to be healthly but when I run or lift I always feel unmotivated. What are some good ways to gain my focus back when I lift and what can I do to stay eating healthy and avoid oversnacking.
#18945 to #18909 - eatsleepswim (10/14/2014) [-]
What helps is to have a very clear cut schedule. You've just started college so in regards to your classes that will give you some structure day to day, and will help you develop a good eating schedule. When it's something you do every day (or every other day or some other combination of days) it will actually take less motivation because it just kind of feels like part of your day. Another thing that can be big with motivation believe it or not is music. It's good to find the right genre of music that keeps you pumped up while you work out. A lot of people like to listen to rap and hip/hop, I personally prefer to listen to some good ole rock. It's honestly very surprising how much better you workout when you find the right mix of music. In regards to your eating habits, I would try to eat a little more than just a salad for lunch and dinner. Try to add a lean meat in with your lunch (grilled chicken or turkey sandwich) and with dinner try and have some kind of carb like pasta. Also, snacking isn't necessarily a bad thing, as long as it's timed right and the right kind of food. Definitely go for some fruit (apples and grapes are my favorite) and maybe some crackers. Also, working out can be a great stress releaser. Hitting even the smallest PR can do wonders for your mood. That's about all I got, send me a message if you have any questions!
Also why the fuck are you taking selfies with an ipad
#18946 to #18945 - eatsleepswim (10/14/2014) [-]
OH and this goes without saying but I'll say it anyway, DO NOT lift until you have learned perfect form, because that's injuries happen. There's a lot of good stuff on Youtube, so definitely check it out
User avatar #18951 to #18946 - fistofpain (10/14/2014) [-]
I was at work and my front camera was broken on phone! iPad selfies for days! Haha
#18910 to #18909 - fistofpain (10/13/2014) [-]
This is me, I weigh about 238 and I am 6'1" my goal is to drop to 210 or lower
User avatar #18911 to #18910 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
Right now you are just in the process of making it a habit and a change in your lifestyle. This takes some time, and you just have to push through it. Eventually if you keep with it you'll see progress and then you won't want to stop. Just remember why you started and try to keep motivated.
#18903 - europe (10/13/2014) [-]
My amount of bodyhair has increased a lot since I started liftan. Is this merely coincidence or does powerlifting actually increase your testosterone production?
User avatar #18906 to #18903 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
Lifting does increase testosterone production. But hair growth isn't hugely effected by that. It's mostly genetic. I'd put it as a combination of you getting older and lifting.
User avatar #18902 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
funnyjunk.com/Fact/funny-pictures/5319518/53#53

Now I don't condone steroid use, but I hate people like this.
User avatar #18907 to #18902 - lolpandas (10/13/2014) [-]
100% agree. I absolutely hate when someone disregards all the hard work someone puts in because they think they're on steroids when they don't even know how steroids works (and there are dozens out there that all do different things).
User avatar #18908 to #18907 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
It's because of all the bad reputation that it's gotten over the past few decades. Most people assume that one injection of any steroid will make you ripped and 6% body fat. Then when you try to tell them otherwise they act like you're the dumb one.
User avatar #18912 to #18908 - lolpandas (10/13/2014) [-]
Lol, if only it were that easy
User avatar #18893 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
Forgot about this when FJ went down. Gonna be back and helping out with advice. Unfortunately I know quite a bit due to getting fat, losing a bunch of weight, losing too much in desire of making lighter weight classes, putting muscle back on leanly, going through some depression and apparently eating is my outlet like a recently single chick and blowing back up in weight. Down 15 pounds again, and now trying to lose weight post-shoulder surgery which is extremely angering because I can't lift to maintain the muscle I have. During that bad time I gained weight way too fast and put on a lot of fat, but at least I recovered and passed my previous PRs from when I was over 200.
User avatar #18904 to #18893 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
Over 200 and lean? Or over 200 and chubby or fat?

And I'm better with getting out of skeleton mode. Never been fat or chubby, so my experience is in what I've read. I started at 145 and I'm around 196 now a little over a year later. I've managed to stay lean too.
User avatar #18921 to #18904 - jokerjack ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
I was over 200, with a decent amount of muscle under the fat. but 5'7" and peaked at 220 so it wasn't pretty. Had a belly. Then dropped to 155 and was very mean, but a little low as the last 5 were about all muscle loss. Then I was around 152 for a while in my stupid quest for a full on six pack. Then ballooned up to 190ish, and now back to 180 with a goal of 165 were I'd be fit again.

For muscle comparativeness, at 220 pounds I think my bench max was like 275, then that dropped to about 235 (and took a serious hit those last 5 pounds of weight dropped) then got back up to 305 during that unintentional bulk.Now I'm stuck in limbo because of recovering from surgery

My upper body is stronger than my lower due to breaking my leg twice in hockey and continuing to lift upper while on crutches in the weight room throughout. During my max just before srugery it was 305 bench, 455 dead, 385 squat (I did 405 when I was 200+ pounds, before the second break) and 190 Strict Press. So over 200 big all around, never felt soft or out of shape but didn't like what I saw in the mirror.

Haha whoops. Hey there penguin. We've had this chat before lol
User avatar #18933 to #18921 - marinepenguin ONLINE (10/13/2014) [-]
Oh psh I've heard this story before. I was wondering why this all seemed so familiar halfway through haha. Glad to see you back.
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