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#31264 - jvcjvc (05/18/2015) [-]
So yesterday decided to start with 20 rep squats because why not. My current 5RM max is 225, so i decided to start with only 135.

The difference is also, that i have been used to squatting with a high bar, but since i have poor ankle mobility i was born with a club foot on the left side because my calf muscle was misdeveloped. they cut my achilles tendon and welded it together when i was 3 months old, which has given me some real shit flexibilty that cannot be worked to normal function (fuck my life) i decided to start going with the low bar instead. It managed to less uncomfortable than i thought, but when the set was about to end, the fatigue was mostly in my lower back, - it was a good kind of fatigue though.

Does it seem out of the ordinary for a noob to feel like your lower back and core is the limiting factor when you switch from high bar to low bar first time doing only 135x20, after reaching 5x3 at 225 with high bar, even though of course the low bar position taxes your hip and back more?

User avatar #31266 to #31264 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
20 rep squats will tax your lower back simply because you aren't used to the work load. Low bar squats put more stress on the low back so it will even moreso.

It should get a little easier with time.
#31265 to #31264 - jvcjvc (05/18/2015) [-]
i did not mean to say that i did not feel it in my legs. even though i felt like i could go for a set again.
User avatar #31267 to #31265 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
It's just light. Weight until you are trying to hit 200+ for 20.
#31268 to #31267 - jvcjvc (05/18/2015) [-]
good, my plan is just to move up then.
User avatar #31269 to #31268 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I hit 265 before I was forced to stop and try for 15 instead. It's awesome, good luck.
User avatar #31261 - studbeefpile (05/18/2015) [-]
Bench has finally started to get weaker on the cut.....but OHP has gotten stronger.

User avatar #31258 - tentaquil (05/18/2015) [-]
Working out + Martial arts session = Toddler strength the next day
User avatar #31256 - theplanetearth ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
How many miles on a bicycle are equal to 1.5 on foot?
#31276 to #31256 - jvcjvc (05/18/2015) [-]
about 6 miles.
User avatar #31277 to #31276 - theplanetearth ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
Thank you.
#31278 to #31277 - jvcjvc (05/18/2015) [-]
np m8
User avatar #31259 to #31256 - nimba (05/18/2015) [-]
you have to find how many calories you spend walking
#31255 - fuzzywussi ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
ooo boy it is this time of the year again
what does /fitness/ think of this ?
why do we go through this torture every week when it's hopeless anyways ?
User avatar #31271 to #31255 - atrocitustheking (05/18/2015) [-]
It's not about the love of others, it's about respecting my body by not letting it fall into disrepair.
#31272 to #31271 - fuzzywussi ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
this mindset is admirable and it should fulfill the motivational aspect more than enough   
 but come on isn't the only reason you would want a six pack cause it looks damn hot?
this mindset is admirable and it should fulfill the motivational aspect more than enough
but come on isn't the only reason you would want a six pack cause it looks damn hot?
User avatar #31275 to #31272 - atrocitustheking (05/18/2015) [-]
I just don't want to look in the mirror and hate what I see. That and I don't want to get super fat, that way lies heart disease and shit.
User avatar #31270 to #31255 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
He doesn't get girls cuz he uses a bosu ball.
User avatar #31273 to #31270 - fuzzywussi ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
it's about the message not the pic
User avatar #31274 to #31273 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I'm aware. I make this point every time this photo is posted.
User avatar #31257 to #31255 - shedinja (05/18/2015) [-]
Because muscles alone won't get you a decent girl, whores line up but you still gotta try for wife matieral
User avatar #31254 - tentaquil (05/18/2015) [-]
Should I continue working out if my muscles are sore from yesterday's session?
User avatar #31260 to #31254 - qtrfuckinghazard (05/18/2015) [-]
If u mean the same muscle group then no, Your muscles fibers need time to regenerate,

2-3 days of rest are enough

dont take my word for it google is better
User avatar #31250 - roflstorm (05/18/2015) [-]
Hypothetical question.

How bad for ones self is eating 2-3 slices of bread with peanut butter a day?

Again, hypothetical question
User avatar #31252 to #31250 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Bulking: not too bad. Bread is full of carbs and peanut butter is very calorie dense

Dieting or cutting: not a good idea for those exact reasons
User avatar #31294 to #31252 - misticalz ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
User avatar #31296 to #31294 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You're shit. Don't call me names.
User avatar #31297 to #31296 - misticalz ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
User avatar #31298 to #31297 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
It was a joke.

I was hoping you'd elaborate.
User avatar #31299 to #31298 - misticalz ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
I have bread everyday
what should I substitute a sandwich in my lunch for?
User avatar #31300 to #31299 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Are you trying to diet?

If not, no biggie. If so, just switch with like wheat bread or something that's considered a bit healthier with less sugar.
User avatar #31301 to #31300 - misticalz ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
just wanna cut like 10-20 pounds for the next school year.
User avatar #31253 to #31252 - roflstorm (05/18/2015) [-]
Thanks man
User avatar #31227 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
204 this morning.....3rd day in a row that I've lost a lb. I'm starting to wonder if I'm losing weight TOO quickly, but my diet has been on point...in fact, if anything I've actually been consuming more protein, however my activity level has also increased a bit. Gonna closely monitor my strength this week. If it's super low, do you guys think I should stick to the yolo cut and rebuild my strength from 190? Or should I re-feed and take more time?
#31262 to #31227 - jvcjvc (05/18/2015) [-]
the one pound over two days are probably a difference in water, food and poop. go Yolo!

what was you starting weight again?
User avatar #31244 to #31227 - Draigor (05/18/2015) [-]
keep up the yolo cut!
User avatar #31229 to #31227 - liftingexplain (05/17/2015) [-]
Keep going and suck it up if you lose some strength. Long term strength gains won't be affected, and you'll feel even better about yourself. A few pounds off the bench press for a month or two won't kill ya.
User avatar #31205 - lgninjaleetful ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
I'm rather thin and I can go to the gym for free at the hospital I work at. What kind of lifting should I start off with to start making them gains?
#31242 to #31205 - Absolute Madman (05/17/2015) [-]
SS, also be sure to say "shoo shoo gains goblin" three times per day
User avatar #31226 to #31205 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
Run the Starting Strength routine for a year, but make sure you get yourself super familiar with form, first.
User avatar #31206 to #31205 - MatthewsGauss (05/17/2015) [-]
User avatar #31219 to #31206 - MatthewsGauss (05/17/2015) [-]
You do know what SS & GOMAD is right?
User avatar #31220 to #31219 - dvmaster (05/17/2015) [-]
Yes I know and I don't think it's a good idea unless you're a hungry skeleton that can't gain weight and has already tried everything else, SS is good though.

I think that quality should come before quantity specially if you are lifting to look and feel good, but if your goal is to be able to lift as much as you can and gain weight to perform better at SS then go ahead.

Giving that kind of advice to beginners right of the bat is what makes them come back later complaining about how SS and SL gave them T-Rex mode and how all those pounds where as much fat as they were muscle.

Going overboard with weight gain/loss is never a good idea and neither is yo-yoing trying to bulk/cut if you don't know how to do it.
User avatar #31223 to #31220 - griffith (05/17/2015) [-]
I'm with MatthewsGauss on the generalizing bit. lgninjaleetful never mentioned a thing about bulking/cutting so including that is a little pointless and if you are worried about OP gaining weight, GOMAD is never supposed to be a thing you do for a long time, only a temporary solution for being too thin to really gain muscle mass.

The point of SS is to teach the person how to do the lifts rather than getting a random program and fucking your shit up because you don't know how to do a deadlift without arching your back or squatting without hurting your lower back or pushing with your toes. He's supposed to find out on his own when he should change programs to build size or strength or fix muscle imbalances. I did SS for 5 months and never had a problem with Trex mode
User avatar #31228 to #31223 - dvmaster (05/17/2015) [-]
I also did SS and I have nothing against it, I only mentioned the bulk/cut thing to make an example not because op didn't asked about it. duh .

Also op didn't even asked for nutrition advice, or said he has trouble gaining weight, this thread got out of topic really fast defending a diet nobody even asked for.
User avatar #31221 to #31220 - MatthewsGauss (05/17/2015) [-]
Nice sweeping generalizations on what he wants there. Did you even read his post? He's thin so I recommended GOMAD and he wants to lift for gains so I recommended SS so he can build a foundation of strength and not become a curl-bro.
User avatar #31222 to #31221 - dvmaster (05/17/2015) [-]
And you didn't made a generalization about how thin op think he is?

we don't know for sure and what he thinks is thin could very well be skinny fat, skeleton or even more than that. what if is op's family is overweight and he is not as overweight then he would think he is rather thin(?).

I don't want op to be a curlbro and I agreed with you that SS is a really good program for a beginner, still, I think GOMAD should be your last resource not first choice.

User avatar #31224 to #31222 - lgninjaleetful ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
I am 130 pounds (5"8)
User avatar #31245 to #31224 - Draigor (05/18/2015) [-]
Thats hella light enough for some gomad action
User avatar #31246 to #31245 - lgninjaleetful ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
what is gomad exactly?
User avatar #31248 to #31246 - Draigor (05/18/2015) [-]
Gallon of milk a day. Its a fool proof method of gaining weight while training heavy
User avatar #31249 to #31248 - lgninjaleetful ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
so basically just working out everyday?
User avatar #31251 to #31249 - Draigor (05/18/2015) [-]
Nah you can workout 3 days a week, on some sort of reputable beginner program, like starting strength or strong lifts.
#31203 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
>try to take selfish to post on here about shoulder width and chest gains
>"file is too huge"
#31225 to #31203 - envinite (05/17/2015) [-]
How about ur calves?
User avatar #31207 to #31203 - Draigor (05/17/2015) [-]
User avatar #31204 to #31203 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
*selfie God Damn it auto correct get fucked
User avatar #31202 - insertclevernames (05/17/2015) [-]
hey guys. last night was my senior prom and i finally took a break from my diet and let loose a bit. i drank alot of alcohol and i smoked a bunch of weed. my problem is that i feel like complete garbage today. not physically but mentally. i feel like i let myelf and my body down by not sticking to my diet. is there anything i can do to combat these feelings? does anyone else get these feeling?
User avatar #31247 to #31202 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
Just give your body some semen to say sorry, it's like giving a girl chocolates after shitting on her rug
User avatar #31239 to #31202 - nyawgga (05/17/2015) [-]
return to your diet and you'll feel better
User avatar #31208 to #31202 - marinepenguin (05/17/2015) [-]
Don't drink and smoke weed. You'll get over it after a while. Just stick to your diet and exercise from now on.
User avatar #31194 - nimba (05/16/2015) [-]
Broke under 15% body fat this week probably for the first time in my life. It was my goal back when I was 25% and now I'm here I'm going to keep going to 12% I've lost like 10kg of fat but only dropped 2kg, so have gained 8kg of muscle while dieting . Super gratified to hit a big personal goal like that and getting fitter has had positive impacts on pretty much every other area of my life; it helped me study because I was getting up early to hit the gym, helped me gain a bit of self respect and dedication plus women are always going to be into a strong looking guy, despite the dadbod myth . Would post a pic but I don't really have any good 'before' images. Stay strong, /fitness/.
User avatar #31191 - nanako (05/16/2015) [-]
My obliques overtighten and hurt when i sneeze. usually just on the right side.

what could this mean?
#31201 to #31191 - baglesbites (05/16/2015) [-]
Sounds like it could be a pull or strain. Take a rest for a few days and if you can, compress your torso with an ace bandage and ice the side that's bothering you. If it doesn't feel better in a few days I'd go see a doctor.
User avatar #31200 to #31191 - europe (05/16/2015) [-]
inb4 cancer
User avatar #31185 - nazrix (05/16/2015) [-]
is there ANY way to get rid of stretch marks? I have some really ugly ones on my lower back (kinda like a tramp stamp lol)
User avatar #31189 to #31185 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]
have you tried rubbing them with semen
User avatar #31184 - studbeefpile (05/16/2015) [-]
Was 205 this morning! Unexpected extra lb lost this week, which is good.

Strength is still looking good as well. Hit an easy 425 single on DL the other day, and hit 3x8 @ 115 on OHP today. All good in the hood, yo.
User avatar #31230 to #31184 - liftingexplain (05/17/2015) [-]
Do more high rep and hypertrophy work on top of your normal stuff to further promote fat loss and retaining muscle.
User avatar #31231 to #31230 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
Doing a bunch of hypertrophy work while eating in a deficit is dangerous, yo.
User avatar #31232 to #31231 - liftingexplain (05/17/2015) [-]
Maybe at a severe deficit. How many calories below maintenance are you going?
User avatar #31233 to #31232 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
I have no idea. I've always dieted by feel. So far I haven't lost any significant level of strength, and I've lost a total of 12 lbs, so I think I'm doing fine as is.
User avatar #31234 to #31233 - liftingexplain (05/17/2015) [-]
Then you wouldn't be in a state where you would be hurt doing something like that.

I wasn't implying you weren't seeing good progress. I just offered another way if necessary, there are many ways to lose weight and having a variety of tools in your toolbox sure won't hurt you. Be more open to suggestion.
User avatar #31235 to #31234 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
I definitely am open to new ideas, but I've never liked the idea of doing large amounts of hypertrophy work while on a cut. Strength training has always been the best way to keep good numbers on a cut (in my experience). Annnnd since I'm not tracking calories, it would take even more time to feel out exactly how much I'd have to eat to keep up with the higher activity level, etc.
User avatar #31236 to #31235 - liftingexplain (05/17/2015) [-]
I didn't say large amounts. I just said some.

And in terms of fat loss, to retain muscle you need to do at least two things. Stimulate muscle fibers, and eat enough protein to repair them. In terms of recruiting muscle fibers, hypertrophy work and more bodybuilding type training is superior.

And if you are already eating by " how you feel", that wouldn't matter, you'd naturally feel hungrier from the extra caloric expenditure. But you'd see a greater consumption of calories by your body over time.
User avatar #31237 to #31236 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
I'm already doing some.

I honestly don't think that's entirely true. I've done the whole cut weight + maintain/gain strength thing more than a couple times successfully, and strength training has always been the base for it.

I don't eat by how I 'feel'. How I feel is a lie. I'm hungry constantly. When I said I diet by feel, I just meant that I don't measure and track calories, I just sort of eye-ball adjust where I see necessary.
User avatar #31238 to #31237 - liftingexplain (05/17/2015) [-]
Yes, but you don't realize that your old situation isn't applicable in this particular instance. You were much heavier and more of a beginner, which allowed you to actually build strength and size while still losing weight. Now that you are much further along and not nearly as heavy, the rules will start to change.

It has been shown time and time again in studies and actual real life scenarios that when a person wants to see the greatest progress in fat loss while maintaining muscle mass, stimulating the muscle fibers themselves create the greatest results, even seeing improvements in some individuals while on their diet.

You're personal scenario of "I did strength training for a such and such length of time and saw progress with weight loss" doesn't mean that it's the best path, just a path someone can take if they want to exercise a certain way.
User avatar #31241 to #31238 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
It's also worth noting that I actually didn't do much lifting at all when I lost 50lbs. It was primarily diet based.
User avatar #31240 to #31238 - studbeefpile (05/17/2015) [-]
Me losing 50lbs wasn't the only time I ever cut weight. I don't know why people assume that....Yes, I lost 50lbs, then I gained 30, then I lost that, then I gained 20lbs, then I lost that, then I gained 15, and lost that. I've done this quite a few times, and something tells me that you haven't.

Yes, I'm "stimulating my muscle fibers". Strength training does in fact use muscles, in case you forgot. I also do a few high-rep sets in my training, but it's definitely not the main focus.

I've been doing this a while, and I happen to be quite knowledgeable on the subject. Obviously what I'm doing works very well, and I'd thank you not to try to "prove me wrong" just because you think it'd be fun to disagree with me or some shit. All the proof I need is to see it work firsthand for myself, and it has. Are there other ways to do things? Sure. But for me personally, what I'm doing works really well, and I'm going to stick to what's tried and true.
User avatar #31183 - donnybergerstory (05/16/2015) [-]
I will rephrase my question(s) I asked earlier now that I have actually thought it through. Basically when I started lifitng I never really did abs much... like at all. Im fat so I always thought i could just lose bellyfat from cardio. Now my proportions are all fucked up and my chest is a lot bigger than my stomach, basically giving an illusion that I am not swole but fat. I still am fat though. Basically my chest sticks out and I still got mantits so I wanna know how to get rid of them. Not gyno, I am just fat. Mantits are like the hardest for me to get rid of.
User avatar #31192 to #31183 - fuzzybutt (05/16/2015) [-]
You can't target fat loss, cardio WILL eventually start reducing your belly fat, but it's usually the last place to completely disappear. I'm at the tail end of about a 40lb cut of fat and even I still have stomach fat.

What workouts did you do when you lifted? And why skip abs?
#31164 - Absolute Madman (05/16/2015) [-]
Whenever I do any sort of curling exercise over 15 lbs, it feels like my left wrist around the carpals feels like it's going to snap. It's always been this way, so it's not an injury that I know of. Any idea what causes this or what can be done to fix it?
User avatar #31182 to #31164 - donnybergerstory (05/16/2015) [-]
Is it like a shocking feeling? I know that used to happen to my when curling, felt like my hands were bein shocked.
#31187 to #31182 - Absolute Madman (05/16/2015) [-]
More like a strained feeling. Imagine a stick of plastic and slowly bending it until the point where it's about to snap.
User avatar #31167 to #31164 - studbeefpile (05/16/2015) [-]
What part of the curl?
#31186 to #31167 - Absolute Madman (05/16/2015) [-]
It's when I'm bringing it up from the resting position. It feels fine if I sit down and curl but not while standing.
User avatar #31165 to #31164 - nyawgga (05/16/2015) [-]
No idea.

Perhaps buy one of those carpal tunnel braces people use for keyboards? Maybe something tougher than that?
User avatar #31152 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]

I'm planning on working out this summer to be stronger and bigger for college as I am rather skinny right now.

However, the nearest gyms to my house are still rather far and I'd rather spend as much time as possible actually doing things this summer rather than loafing around or spending it on a bus ride to the gym. On top of that, after the 2 months of summer, I can go to the college's gym as it's 5 minutes from my house.

I'm thinking of buying some dumbbells (heavier ones than what I'm used to obviously) and doing a dumbbell only home workout, as I saw a few programs online that seem pretty good and the comments on them say they have shown results.

If anybody has tried these/still does this, what do you think?

My goal is to gain mass but at the same time be lean rather than just a tank or something, not that I have anything against it. I'd also have to start eating better but I have a great metabolism and drink plenty of water, so that's a plus.
User avatar #31209 to #31152 - teoberry (05/17/2015) [-]
if i dont get shirtless pics from you at the end of summer im going to be very very dissapointed theo
User avatar #31211 to #31209 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
get a kik and ill show you a bunch of pictures and tell you about my day
User avatar #31212 to #31211 - teoberry (05/17/2015) [-]
thanks 4 offer but i aint getting kik lol
User avatar #31213 to #31212 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
how else will i show you shirtless pics and teasing vids
User avatar #31215 to #31213 - teoberry (05/17/2015) [-]
pretty sure ive sent you ball pics from i
User avatar #31295 to #31215 - misticalz ONLINE (05/18/2015) [-]
hi fam
User avatar #31302 to #31295 - teoberry (05/19/2015) [-]
sup deg
User avatar #31304 to #31302 - misticalz ONLINE (05/19/2015) [-]
nm hbu
how u doin <3
User avatar #31305 to #31304 - teoberry (05/19/2015) [-]
pree gud yaself
User avatar #31307 to #31305 - misticalz ONLINE (05/19/2015) [-]
p good bae
User avatar #31216 to #31215 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
ehhh hold on lemme finish this csgo game

i cant send the video tho p sure
User avatar #31217 to #31216 - teoberry (05/17/2015) [-]
take a video nigguh
User avatar #31218 to #31217 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
but they're saved on my phooooooooooooooooooone
User avatar #31214 to #31213 - teoberry (05/17/2015) [-]
you have my snapchat negro
User avatar #31210 to #31209 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/17/2015) [-]
bruh you can get them right now i look pretty good
User avatar #31193 to #31152 - nanako (05/16/2015) [-]
get an olympic barbell, power cage, plates, and a bench. Don't be a cheapskate.

buy the barbell first
User avatar #31196 to #31193 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
Except if he's a college student he probably doesn't have the space or extra grand to sink into those things.

It's take me a couple years and a few thousand dollars to built an adequate home gym.
User avatar #31175 to #31152 - leal (05/16/2015) [-]
You're not going to become a tank over a single summer lmao.
User avatar #31197 to #31175 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
He was stating an end goal, not his goal for the end of the summer.
User avatar #31190 to #31175 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]
not what I said
User avatar #31154 to #31152 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
Now you aren't going to gain a ton of size over 3 months with just dumbbells, but you could easily build a decent strength base and get used to basic movement patterns. Dumbbell bench presses, walking lunges, Bulgarian split squats, lawnmower pulls, dumbbell rows, wall squats while holding dumbbells. Those would all be pretty great to help you get introduced to specific barbell movements and help train the muscles involved, and could help you see some great progress when you finally get to a proper gym where the real fun could start.
User avatar #31155 to #31154 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]
I understand that, but I'll at least be less "skinny-fat" right?
User avatar #31156 to #31155 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
Any form of weight training and higher activity combined with a better diet will lead to improvement in body composition.

so yes
User avatar #31158 to #31156 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]

thoughts on this for when I get to the proper gym? or should I just use basic workouts on machines until I get even stronger before starting this
User avatar #31159 to #31158 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
When you get to the gym either do what you have linked or starting strength. You can add in a few isolation movements that you may enjoy to make you look forward to wirkuts more machines or free weights, doesn't matter

Just stick to free weights with the main lifts.
User avatar #31160 to #31159 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]
stupid questions probably

what is an isolation movement?

what is free weights?
User avatar #31161 to #31160 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
Compound movements are movements that work a several muscle groups at once. Squats work your entire posterior chain, bench works shoulders, triceps and chest. Compound equals many.

Isolation movements work primarily only one muscle group . Curls work biceps, leg extensions work quads, etc. Isolation equals one.

Free weights just implies barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, anything not attached to a machine or cable. Free equals not chained to anything.

They aren't stupid questions, everyone is usually ignorant to fitness terms as newbies.
User avatar #31162 to #31161 - awesomerninjathing ONLINE (05/16/2015) [-]
Ahhhh, gotchu. Thanks man.
User avatar #31163 to #31162 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
No problem. I'm always around for questions.
User avatar #31150 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
Tfw warming up with 3 plates on deadlifts

I'm seeing some serious progress on my DL recently.

Gonna try for 355 for a single today, and two sets of triples at 335.
User avatar #31157 to #31150 - marinepenguin (05/16/2015) [-]
Did it. Made those Fucking deadlifts my bitch. They felt easy and smooth too. 365 next week, here I come.
User avatar #31195 to #31157 - nanako (05/16/2015) [-]
im failing on 100kg ;-;
User avatar #31147 - octavia (05/15/2015) [-]
So the gym in my condo building is finally finished being built, which means I have no excuse to not go.

Previously it was that I didn't want to have to travel to a gym alone cause I'm lazy and unmotivated and none of my friends wants to work out with me, and since I don't have a car it would be a right pain in the ass to get there.

Now, since the gym will literally be in the same building I live in, traveling isn't a factor, so boom, no more being lazy.

I'm not looking for super sick gains, but a bit more muscle mass while getting rid of my gut would be nice. Like, dropping 40 pounds while gaining some core muscles and getting my arms a bit more jacked (I find them rather scrawny for my chest and shoulders)

So obviously cardio is on the menu, but I have no idea what to do for core strengthening, for arms, and all that jazz. I don't even know like, how often and for how long I should be at the gym.

any help would be appreciated.
#31148 to #31147 - baglesbites (05/16/2015) [-]
It would be really helpful if you told us exactly what you have in terms of equipment. If it's anything like the apartments gyms I've seen, it's basic equipment. I can help you out more once I know what you have access to.
Since you're looking for general fitness do a full body workout 3 tomes a week with weights and machines and cardio (jogging, sprinting, biking- whatever you enjoy) another 2-3 times a week.
User avatar #31153 to #31148 - octavia (05/16/2015) [-]
yeah, likely basic stuff. I haven't been in the place yet to see, I saw the notice in the elevator today on my way to work (at work now). Picking up my key to it tomorrow.

For that matter I walk about a half hour every day to and from work. So, not much more than keeping "active" currently, but better than nothing.
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