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#18779 - tailsx (10/12/2014) [-]
Ok guys, I need some help. I currently weigh 275lbs and wanna get this shit off me but here's the catch because of my narcolepsy & cataplexy, cardio isn't really safe for me. I also take a sleeping medicine that makes me fucking hungrier than an African child. I'd like to at least lose 20-30 lbs. I don't have money for a gym membership or money for weights. The only weights I do have are 2 5lb bells.  I take Xyrem, Sertraline, and methylphenidate. If you wanted to know about the meds I take.
Ok guys, I need some help. I currently weigh 275lbs and wanna get this shit off me but here's the catch because of my narcolepsy & cataplexy, cardio isn't really safe for me. I also take a sleeping medicine that makes me fucking hungrier than an African child. I'd like to at least lose 20-30 lbs. I don't have money for a gym membership or money for weights. The only weights I do have are 2 5lb bells. I take Xyrem, Sertraline, and methylphenidate. If you wanted to know about the meds I take.
#18986 to #18779 - anonexplains (10/14/2014) [-]
It's the Xyrem, isn't it? It's been both a blessing and a curse for me. I've got N without serious cataplexy (I can't stand when I laugh/cry too hard, but no periods of complete muscle control loss) and I've been taking it for three years now. In total I've dropped 60lbs since I was first diagnosed. I know exactly how those sleep eating sessions go, and I know haw hard they are to resist. Whenever I got really hungry I would pick a routine from neilarey.com/workouts.html and did sets until Xyrem made me too dizzy to make my way into the kitchen and devour a small countries worth of food. It's easier said than done, but you can totally do it! If it comes to it, try keeping larger portions of fruits/veggies to eat when the cravings hit, way less satisfying I know but worth it.
User avatar #18942 to #18779 - jtastic (10/14/2014) [-]
I don't know about your narcolepsy so if these don't apply I apologize but this should work:
-3 day workout plan
Day 1:Weight Loss
-Mountain climbers. Sorta Cardio but it's an unorthodox version of it
-Steam room If possible, if not do a workout that can make you sweat like a pig
-Tricep Dips. All you need is a bench
Day 2: Muscle Gain (Upper)
-Push-ups, That's it. 20 minute workout of different variations of push-ups. Close, wide, diamond, staggered, military, one-handed, tricep
this will just workout pretty much your whole upper body.
Day 3: Muscle Gain (Lower)
-Squats
-Lunges
-Calf Raises

Hope this helps man! I truly do
User avatar #18792 to #18779 - MrJakkadakka (10/12/2014) [-]
Hey man, can you not at least just do light cardio? Like, some power walking on a treadmill? Gotta change your diet though man... cut out the carbs as much as you can, cut back massively on junk food and try to eat more fruit, veg and protein...
Really difficult situation though, so it might be worth asking your doctor for some advice considering you're on meds.
User avatar #18804 to #18792 - tailsx (10/12/2014) [-]
I rarely eat the junk food. Its all the grains that's getting me the most. Sleep eating gets me and I love to eat the bread in that state. I'm starting to eat more celery, carrots, tatos, bananas, and stuff like that. I talked to my sleep doctor and I am not the only one who is having this problem with the weight and sleep meds.
User avatar #18778 - indonesia (10/12/2014) [-]
height : 175
weight : 75 kg

question : what's my ideal weight and how to lost weight?
User avatar #18800 to #18778 - tsoper (10/12/2014) [-]
best way is to dont eat.
User avatar #18801 to #18800 - indonesia (10/12/2014) [-]
how many times do I have to eat? and when?
any eat schedule?
#18854 to #18801 - anonexplains (10/13/2014) [-]
cut portion sizes, don't cut meals. cutting meals fucks up your metabolism and makes losing weight extremely difficult later in life.
User avatar #18808 to #18801 - tsoper (10/12/2014) [-]
Its what you eat more than when or how much you eat.

Im too lazy to get off my chair to get food, but when i do, i get fish, meat, or cereal. Thats about it.

And i eat whenever im hungry. I might go downstairs and get a banana, then go back upstairs because there was nothing else.
User avatar #18810 to #18808 - indonesia (10/12/2014) [-]
that's means you're poor.
how much weight are you now? and height?
User avatar #18811 to #18810 - tsoper (10/12/2014) [-]
i am around 135 lbs and 5'10.

Yes, i guess im a bit poor
User avatar #18812 to #18811 - indonesia (10/12/2014) [-]
in kilograms and cm?
i don't understand lbs and aphostrophe and shit
User avatar #18813 to #18812 - tsoper (10/12/2014) [-]
i have no idea, just google it im too lazy to do it myself
User avatar #18814 to #18813 - indonesia (10/12/2014) [-]
too lazy at everything.
I guess you're fat.
User avatar #18815 to #18814 - tsoper (10/12/2014) [-]
on the contrary, im pretty skinny.. possibly because im too lazy to get food.
#18774 - envinite (10/12/2014) [-]
Should I reduce or stop my squats because I feel like my man ass already too big? I've been squatting for like 6 months and I notice my glutes become rounder and bigger. The problem is that my upper body seems not 'balanced' with my lower body, and I kinda have big hips, also my thigh doesn't look muscly so it looks like the thigh of cardio bunny.

It's already big even before I started going to gym since a year ago because I like to biking and running.

Srsly tho, it's pretty big and chicks keep commenting about my plot. Not that I'm complaining, but I just don't want to look like Mc Nuggies or a pear, and no, I won't provide pics.

Advice aside, what's your opinion with man with big butts? Full No homo
User avatar #18840 to #18774 - nefarian ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
Oh shit, that isn't something I'm aiming for. Still, I want to do squats because it's a good indoor exercise.

The struggle.
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User avatar #18806 to #18774 - lordketchup (10/12/2014) [-]
Try switching it up with front squats
#18876 to #18806 - envinite (10/13/2014) [-]
I seriously thought front squat will be something like this until I look it up
User avatar #18785 to #18774 - derpityhurr (10/12/2014) [-]
i dont think a straight man would notice it unless they mirin
User avatar #18787 to #18785 - envinite (10/12/2014) [-]
Until know only chicks that keeps talking about my ass, or at least from what I've heard directly.

I'm sure as hell they mirin as fuck since I have the hottest ass in the class, also the fact that none of these bitches do squats or exercise/sport and their diet mainly consist of eating less stuff. Feels good man
User avatar #18784 to #18774 - marinepenguin (10/12/2014) [-]
You're probably fine, I went from having no ass to literally having tons of people pointing out how huge my ass is. I even have stretch marks on that shit. Girls seem to love a huge and tone ass.
User avatar #18875 to #18784 - envinite (10/13/2014) [-]
lol yeah, I notice I have some stretchmarks too. I thought it only happen on a a fat to skinny body transformation. I'll try to do some research on how to remove these marks.
User avatar #18880 to #18875 - marinepenguin (10/13/2014) [-]
Let me know if you find anything. I have some on my legs too.
User avatar #18777 to #18774 - indonesia (10/12/2014) [-]
where's your address? I'm going to fuck you in the ass
I know you live in Indonesia aren't you
#18781 to #18777 - envinite (10/12/2014) [-]
Oh, you don't know me.
User avatar #18768 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
I'm tryna get my stamina and endurance up so i've been doing cardio every other day. My routine is alternating between running and Jumping rope.
I do 3 minutes of running/jumping and 1 minute of break between each round boxing format and do 5 rounds. Any tips or better cardio?
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#18856 to #18768 - anonexplains (10/13/2014) [-]
Don't run on a treadmill if possible.
Don't run while listening to music.
If you want an overall body workout do jog/walk/sprints for a mile or two for a couple months then move up to jog sprints.

2 miles a day or every other day if your job or school campus requires a lot of walking or manual labor. 4 miles for desk job.

Really jog/walk/sprints is the best form of running. Doing those for a mile will leave you exhausted, fulfilled, and doesnt require wasting 30 minutes to 2 hours of your time.
#18857 to #18856 - anonexplains (10/13/2014) [-]
the 2-4 miles were for if you choose to do ordinary running. doing jog walk sprints should probably just stick to 1-2 miles since they are more difficult to do.
#18762 - lycoris (10/12/2014) [-]
Does this work?
User avatar #18807 to #18762 - lordketchup (10/12/2014) [-]
The diet thing is bullshit, but the rest works
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User avatar #18757 - kingofunnyjunk (10/12/2014) [-]
Hey there are some chocolate in the fridge right now and I'm not eating them. Am I doing this right?
User avatar #18758 to #18757 - sugoi ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
No.
Chocolate in the fridge is temptation, throw that shit in the trash.
User avatar #18759 to #18758 - kingofunnyjunk (10/12/2014) [-]
Too late I already ate them.
User avatar #18760 to #18759 - sugoi ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
You're fucking up your gainz.
#18761 to #18760 - kingofunnyjunk (10/12/2014) [-]
I fucked up again, didn't I?
I fucked up again, didn't I?
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User avatar #18748 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/12/2014) [-]
Links to best protein shakes. Fruit or choco flavored (preferably strawberry banana but I'm sure thats rare)
#18751 to #18748 - baglesbites ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
Optimum Nutrition double rich chocolate tastes pretty good and is affordable. I've tried their vanilla and a couple of other brands/ flavors and always come back to ON. If you're from the US, it should cost around 50-55 dollars for a 5lb tub
User avatar #18786 to #18751 - lulzformalaysiaair (10/12/2014) [-]
ohhh i forgot to mention, i was thinking of homemade shakes...
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User avatar #18849 to #18786 - teoberry (10/13/2014) [-]
Youre not gonna get enough protein if you don't use a powder/supplement. Get what baglesbites said
#18747 - anonexplains (10/12/2014) [-]
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User avatar #18746 - nefarian ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
Any advice on which exercises I should be doing regularly? Right now I'm mainly doing squats, planking, walking lunges and just a bit of push-ups while getting used to it.
User avatar #18770 to #18746 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
Do pull ups and squats everyday.
User avatar #18775 to #18770 - nefarian ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
What about the others? Every other day?
User avatar #18776 to #18775 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
Well i was told not to train my abs everyday so do planks every other day. If you want you can do pushups everyday but if you're doing squats, then there is not really a point in doing walking lunges everyday as well.
#18749 to #18746 - baglesbites ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
It sounds like you're doing a lot of bodyweight movements. If you can, do pull ups and inverted row and dips. If you have access to a barbell you can start doing deadlifts and overhead pressing too. If you have access to a pull up bar you can also do hanging leg raises, one of my personal favorite core exercises
User avatar #18755 to #18749 - nefarian ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
I forgot to mention: I need more exercises without equipment because I'm working out at home.
User avatar #18879 to #18755 - envinite (10/13/2014) [-]
Just spare some bucks and go buy Iron Gym. It's a detachable pull ups bar that is cheap, durable and practical, and it doesn't require a wide empty space and only needs a door. Aside from pullups and chinups, you can also use it to do different kinds of pushups, dips, situps and many others (idk what's the name of the exercise). That shit is good, I went from literally 0 pullups rep to 28 in just 3 months with that.

I bought it 2 years ago for like 15 bucks and it's sill good now. It should be cheaper than if you live in US or EU. There is the Xtreme version of it which have more parts for wider variety of exercise.
User avatar #18745 - fishinyourface (10/12/2014) [-]
I just started lifting weights (dumbells, because that's all I have to work with at the moment) and I'm not completely sure just how much I should be lifting. How do you know where to start, and how long do you have to wait to lift again? I looked around and some say 48 hours, but some say more.
#18750 to #18745 - baglesbites ONLINE (10/12/2014) [-]
How much weight if relative to you. If you can do 5 sets of 5 reps at 10 pounds, do that. Next workout try and do 5x5 at 15 pounds. As long as your form is good and you eat right, you will get stronger. As for rest periods, a beginner can do squats three times a week (look up goblet squats) and bench, deadlift (try dumbbell romanian deadlifts) and overhead press every other workout. Try and find a beginner dumbbell workout or modify a barbell program like Sarting Strength or Stronglifts 5x5
User avatar #18756 to #18750 - fishinyourface (10/12/2014) [-]
thank you!
#18742 - anonexplains (10/11/2014) [-]
deadlifts. Do you do them on leg day or back day?
User avatar #18765 to #18742 - TokenWhiteKid (10/12/2014) [-]
If you can't deadlift at least 3.5 plates each side of the bar, you shouldn't have a back day or leg day and should instead be doing a novice or intermediate barbell program.
User avatar #18743 to #18742 - scoobydoobydo ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
Back because it would be hard to squat and deadlift on the same day.
User avatar #18737 - nsfwcontent (10/11/2014) [-]
If I work out 3 times a week is it worth using whey protein?
Not sure whether to invest in it or whether it wouldn't benefit me much.
Working out at home at the minute but joining a new gym next week as old one was pants.
User avatar #19454 to #18737 - jayfizzle (10/20/2014) [-]
honestly, its a waste of money. Does it work? yes. However, you can get protein from eggs, milk, red meats, etc. People that really need protein shakes are those at the pro level that cannot eat the calories/cholesterol that comes from natural protein sources.

currently, my post workout protein fix is 4 fried eggs on a bed of rice w some sriracha. mmm mmm mmm nasty protein shake never again
User avatar #18740 to #18737 - marinepenguin (10/11/2014) [-]
All whey protein is meant for is to help you get more protein after a workout or in a day. It'll help you get some more calories in too, so if you want to gain some extra size then I say go for it.
User avatar #18736 - nefarian ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
When using an indoor bicycle, is it better to have it on low gear and drive as fast as possible or high gear and just trying to keep it up?
User avatar #18744 to #18736 - fishinyourface (10/12/2014) [-]
intervals are the best way to go if you have that setting on your bike. If not just make it up yourself.
User avatar #18741 to #18736 - marinepenguin (10/11/2014) [-]
Higher resistance probably builds more muscle. Lower resistance probably builds more endurance. I don't cycle much though.
User avatar #18734 - marinepenguin (10/11/2014) [-]
I've been really focusing on shoulders the past couple months. It's helped my bench get a lot stronger, my shoulders have really filled out and gotten stronger too.

On top of that I'm doing about 45-50 pushups in a minute, and around 70-75 situps in a minute. once I start improving my run times again, I'll have that PFT in the Fucking bag.
User avatar #18721 - tubaplayah (10/11/2014) [-]
I just started boxing and would like to gain more muscle however I am overweight at 5' 5" and 209 what is the best course of action? Should I focus on weight loss first, then move to gaining muscle? Or is just my own personal preference?
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User avatar #18767 to #18764 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
your username sounds like something Cr1tiakal once named his character in a game
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User avatar #18793 to #18791 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
I knew it. During the days FJ was down, i saw every single Cr1tikal gameplay and commentary video. He gives all of his characters such amazing and unique names that it's a little hard to forget. My favorite quote from him right now is ''I will bathe in lava just to have your permission to flush the toilet you had diarrhea in''
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User avatar #18795 to #18794 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
Mine is ''Mr president''
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User avatar #18798 to #18797 - hsm (10/12/2014) [-]
Most people in real life are faggots
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User avatar #18728 to #18721 - hsm (10/11/2014) [-]
Focus a lot on cardio because if you're boxing you're gonna need stamina more than anything. Lift heavy, do a lot of calisthenics and run like hell. Also don't forget to practice actual boxing.
User avatar #18725 to #18721 - unncommon (10/11/2014) [-]
Lose weight while gaining muscle bud.
User avatar #18720 - thisistheguy (10/11/2014) [-]
Just hit my goal of the year by squatting 225 today, how are you guys doing in your fitness goals?
User avatar #18766 to #18720 - TokenWhiteKid (10/12/2014) [-]
I got back up to 225lbs squat, proper form, below parallel and it feels fantastic

I'm also making a lot of progress on my bench press and overhead press. My next goal is to overhead press 35lbs each side which I'm only 10lbs away from doing
User avatar #18715 - nigalthornberry ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
The past few times I've been measured for my height its been between 5-11 and 6-2
Am I just changing it with my posture or are the measurers wrong?
User avatar #18726 to #18715 - unncommon (10/11/2014) [-]
Shoes?
User avatar #18729 to #18726 - nigalthornberry ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
No shoes both times
User avatar #18730 to #18729 - unncommon (10/11/2014) [-]
Uh, well have someone measure you too ensure accuracy, it have have been the angle and you marked your head at.
User avatar #18732 to #18730 - nigalthornberry ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
Everyone who's measured me has been about a foot shorter than me...
#18714 - anonexplains (10/11/2014) [-]
That feeling when you could only do 100 reps with only the bar

God Im weak
User avatar #18719 to #18714 - marinepenguin (10/11/2014) [-]
Why would you do that many reps with just the bar?
User avatar #18716 to #18714 - nigalthornberry ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
Better than moot
User avatar #18713 - brizzle (10/11/2014) [-]
Hey, guys. Glad FJ is back up. In the server change, a comment I had posted was lost. Basically, I was saying that I had just joined a gym after several years of not exercising and it was suggested that I try Stronglifts 5x5. Well, I did some research and decided this was something I would like to do. I downloaded the android app, purchased the upgrade and started earlier this week. Day 1 killed me! Grabbed some whey protein and recovery supplement and got back to it (although I still have trouble with stairs 4 days later), but this program excites the hell out of me. I am 5'9" and 245-250 lbs. Long term I hope to get back under 200, but if I'm fit and muscular, I don't care what my weight is. I have a question, but I don't want to seem like an impatient prick: how long before I start noticing a decrease in weight, body shape, and/or body fat? Like I said, I just started and I know it takes time, but realistically, what can I expect. I have changed up my diet significantly, but I haven't completely cut out fatty foods, just eating less and smaller portions. Thanks for your help, guys.
User avatar #18727 to #18713 - unncommon (10/11/2014) [-]
You don't wanna hear it, but as long as it needs to take.
Since you are just starting to exercise you'll notice faster gains tho.
User avatar #18712 - JoshOwnsAll (10/11/2014) [-]
Ok, so I've got a problem. I've been lifting for about 3 months, with little visible change.
I italked to one of the pt's at my gym and he said that it's probobly my eating.
So, I'm 5 feet 8 and 125 pounds. Ultra fast metabolism, my docs say it's insane. I've got close to 4% body fat. I'm eating tons of protein, tons of carbs, pretty much tons of everything, and now I'm lifting a little more seriously. No visible change either, but I'm definitely stronger. Wat do to get swole?
#18735 to #18712 - baglesbites ONLINE (10/11/2014) [-]
If you have a blender you could make homemade weight gainer shakes. Use 2 cups of whole milk, 1.5-2 cups of quick oats, 2-4 tablespoons of peanut butter and some berries or spinach/kale. You could also add greek yogurt or cottage cheese if you want more protein. High fat and high protein foods are going to be your best friend in the long run
User avatar #18717 to #18712 - marinepenguin (10/11/2014) [-]
Eat more. That's all. Seriously. If you aren't growing then you aren't eating enough food. Count your calories, eat 3500-4000 calories a day. I was 145 at 6'3 in the same condition you are. Now I'm 196 a year later.
User avatar #18731 to #18717 - JoshOwnsAll (10/11/2014) [-]
God, I try. My normal calorie intake is 1900 daily, and I've been pushing into 2700. I feel sick after eating a little more than what I'm used to. Besides, I never go hungry. I can go a pretty long time without getting hungry, just tired. It's like my body is only fucking with me and my desire to get big
User avatar #18733 to #18731 - marinepenguin (10/11/2014) [-]
Just try to eat a little more calorie wise every day. Your body eventually gets used to it and even starts getting hungrier when it starts getting the fuel it needs. My advice on eating more is to have more big meals a day. Eat a big breakfast, early lunch, late lunch, dinner, then eat before you go to bed. If you eat 800 calories at each of those meals you'll be eating 4000 a day.
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