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User avatar #16958 - chosenonex ONLINE (08/18/2014) [-]
Alright. Help would be appreciated.
I'm 19, Male, 5'5" 186 pounds. I'm pretty overweight. My problem is that I eat a lot of fast food because a lot of "healthy foods" just don't taste good to me. I don't think it's really too unjustifiable to not want to eat foods that I think taste gross. Any suggestions on how i can lose weight. I looked at a health chart and it says that for my age and my height i should be between 135-145 pounds.
User avatar #17045 to #16958 - owllynator (08/20/2014) [-]
fucking stop eating fast foods then? are you american or just stupid
User avatar #16973 to #16958 - badgerbaiting (08/18/2014) [-]
Your body has become dependent on that stuff; the huge amounts of sugar in that shit is borderline addictive. Phase it all out. Start with soda or whatever your biggest vice is and allow to spread to the other areas. Soda was hardest for me to quit, but once it's gone you don't even notice it. I tried a coke the other day and it just tasted cloying and excessively sweet.
User avatar #16970 to #16958 - smaaen ONLINE (08/18/2014) [-]
Man. Healthy food can be some of the most tasty shit ever.
Grab a chicken filet, cook it nice and spice it as you wish, add some wholegrain pasta on the side and some vegetables of your preference. Juicy tender healthy chicken, good pasta and vegetables. It takes 10-20 minutes at the max to prepare, very healthy and tasty.

A key in losing weight is just cutting candy, heavy carb / fat rich food and unhealthy beverages. Get used to drinking water, after a while once the shit it out of your system, water will taste good- great.
Those two have a lot of the similar recipes, but in there there's tons of amazing dishes to eat. Don't be fooled into thinking that unhealthy doesn't mean treating yourself to fantastic food.
User avatar #16959 to #16958 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
They don't taste good to you because you have been treating yourself for a long time. If you cut out the fast food, chocolates, and generally terrible foods then all the other stuff would taste a bit better. Diet is 3/4 of losing weight, so you either eat better or you stay fat. You can exercise all you want but you can only get so fat without your body becoming unable to recover because it isn't getting the fuel that it needs.
User avatar #16960 to #16959 - chosenonex ONLINE (08/18/2014) [-]
I can see where you're coming from, but i have to disagree. For YEARS people have been trying to get me to eat better. I don't think it has anything to do with "treating myself for so long". Even as a child when my parents would try to feed me certain foods i would just never eat them because they didn't taste good. And that's my problem. I just don't like the taste of ANY of the healthy foods that i've tried. and since eating is kind of required to live the only option left was the fast food and other things that i found to taste good.
User avatar #16961 to #16960 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
You sound just like a friend of mine (except he is 6'5 and 130 pounds), and he wanted me to help him work out and gain weight. But he refused to eat anything but fast food and sugary substances or drink anything but soda. I used to have a soda or two every day, now I go for weeks without a soda or candy of any kind and if I do have one I can barely finish it because it's too sweet.

You may hate these healthy foods, but you'll have to find something you like. Replace soda with water and don't have any kind of chocolates or sweets first for a few weeks, then replace one meal with a healthyish meal (meat, a fruit, some kind of veggie and grain). Then after a few weeks have two healthy meals a day. Gradually make it more and more healthy and then soon you'll just get used to it. There were a ton of foods that I hated before I cut all junk, and now I like a whole lot of stuff that I never would have touched (except a lot of veggies, too bland).

Diet is huge, and exercise alone will only go so far.
User avatar #16962 to #16961 - chosenonex ONLINE (08/18/2014) [-]
When it comes to stuff like fruits or vegetables is where the problem lies... There isn't a single fruit that I like.. And when it comes to vegis the only one i can stomach is carrots but only with ranch... And ranch isn't exactly healthy. I can handle stuff such as Grilled chicken or roasted turky and stuff like that... But other than that not really...
User avatar #16963 to #16962 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
Well if you want to lose weight you'll have to nut up and force yourself to eat it. I don't particularly like eggs but I force myself to eat 6 a day at least. It's a trade off, force yourself to move around a lot while eating food you don't like and you get a body you can be proud of. After awhile it gets easy.
User avatar #16956 - derpityhurr (08/18/2014) [-]
How do you guys calculate how many calories you burn per day, including from workouts?
User avatar #17046 to #16956 - owllynator (08/20/2014) [-]
calculating calories burned is homosexual
User avatar #17047 to #17046 - derpityhurr (08/20/2014) [-]
fight me
User avatar #17054 to #17047 - owllynator (08/20/2014) [-]
offering to fight someone because they called you homosexual means you are homosexual
User avatar #16974 to #16956 - badgerbaiting (08/18/2014) [-]
Try my fitness pal.
User avatar #16976 to #16974 - derpityhurr (08/18/2014) [-]
>doesnt work for teens
User avatar #16982 to #16976 - badgerbaiting (08/18/2014) [-]
>I'm sorry person I only know through a fitness board on a website, I really should know your age.
I'm only bisexual...
User avatar #16957 to #16956 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]

Best thing I could find quickly really.
#16954 - IamPinhead (08/18/2014) [-]
Did my last workout of the week at ~1 a.m.
Clean and Jerk
Paused back squat
Snatch pull
Klokov press

Wuz gud. Gonna try making Friday my jerk accessory day and Saturday my snatch accessory day
User avatar #16955 to #16954 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
Olympic lifts, nice. One of these days I'll have a routine dedicated to them. I've always loved them. Power cleans are my favorite.
#16979 to #16955 - IamPinhead (08/18/2014) [-]
Olympic lifting looks and feels impressive. The training is much simpler than during my brosplit days, too. Pretty much Oly lfits + squat + press + pull and you're done.
User avatar #16994 to #16979 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
I have always wondered how a split like that would work. So you have say 2 olympic lifts, doesn't matter which one, and then just have a pull movement (like pullups, or lat pulldowns or rowing) a push movement (bench press), and squat? Seems like a lot of volume for compound movements.
#16998 to #16994 - IamPinhead (08/19/2014) [-]
You'd be surprised how well you can recover. The repetition and lack of variation makes adaptation come quickly. My routine looks like this:
Snatch 6x1 @90% 1RM
CnJ 4x1 @90% 1RM
Front Squat 4x2 @ 90% 1RM
Kroc Row 3x8
Incline Bench/ Push + Strict press 3x8/2x8 + 2x8
Russian Twists 3x10
Snatch 6x1 @ 80%
CnJ 4x1 @80%
Hi-bar squat 5x5 @85%
Deadlift/Clean Pull/Snatch pull 3x3
Calf raises 3x15
Monday and Tuesday are for pure strength and new maxes, Wednesday is for pressing, Thursday is for reinforcement, Friday and Saturday are pause work (3x3) and jerk or snatch work (instead of calf work and Russian twists), respectively. Deload every five weeks, eat a lot and take in a lot of caffeine. Intensity should go down as the week progresses, volume stays pretty much the same and focus shifts from pure strength to specific weaknesses and pause work.
User avatar #17000 to #16998 - marinepenguin (08/19/2014) [-]
Well I'm not surprised now that I see that there is a built in deload week. But shit, that seems pretty complicated and intense at a glance. So each A and B day you are doing the same thing, but you are essentially just focused on a different part of the routine?
#17009 to #17000 - IamPinhead (08/19/2014) [-]
Basically. The Olympic lifts and squats are the main priority until I get strong enough that I don't need so much workload. Once my front squat hits ~125 kg I'll switch the rep scheme between it and the back squats until I get those up to snuff.
User avatar #17012 to #17009 - marinepenguin (08/19/2014) [-]
I gotcha, I have always loved the Oly lifts. So I've wanted to set a routine around them before. Right now I'm doing 5/3/1 to set up a good base of strength before I move on to anything else. I bench 225, Squat 300s, DL 325 and Overhead press around 135. So I'd like to get those up to more respectable numbers.
#17016 to #17012 - IamPinhead (08/19/2014) [-]
Those are plenty fine to start Oly lifting. The sooner the better.
User avatar #16947 - unncommon (08/18/2014) [-]
Did a full body workout today out of laziness instead of doing just pull.
1-Mile run
Plyrometric Push-ups
Box jumps
Full Clean & Jerk (ass to grass of course)
100yd Farmers Walk
User avatar #16948 to #16947 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
Hey in honor of you I decided that I'm going to incorporate trx bands into my next routine. I looked up several workouts you can do and I thought it looked really cool.
User avatar #16950 to #16948 - unncommon (08/18/2014) [-]
Hell yeah, let me know what you think bro. In honor of you I may do strong lifts after I cycle off of my current routine.
User avatar #16951 to #16950 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-] I saw this article here and started looking up other TRX related movements and I was liking what I saw, and my Walmart sells them for like $20 so why the hell not?

I got probably 2 or 3 more months on my 5/3/1 right now though.
User avatar #16952 to #16951 - unncommon (08/18/2014) [-]
I meant to say 5/3/1lol is been a long day. But I'll read the article. I'm going to bed though I gotta get up early in la manana.
User avatar #16940 - marinepenguin (08/17/2014) [-]
To gain as little fat as possible I started implementing some big conditioning exercises.
Right now on my off days I'll be flipping my tire up and down my yard (10-12 flips) non stop, rest 45 seconds, and then do it again. I'll start either lowering my rest time, or do two down and backs before resting, I haven't made up my mind yet.

Other thing's I have in mind are 40 yards sprints, hitting the track and sprinting the straights while walking the curves for a mile, or doing hills every day. I've let my conditioning and cardiovascular slip when it used to be my strongest thing before I gained a lot of weight.
User avatar #16949 to #16940 - marinepenguin (08/18/2014) [-]
Holy fuck this shit is hard, only did 5 down and backs today. It's been rainy as fuck so the tire was wet and slippery and I couldn't get a good grip with my feet. It's been an hour and my whole body is still shaky and weak.
User avatar #16928 - oborawatabinost (08/17/2014) [-]
Is 170 lbs good for a 6 ft guy? Not too light, or too heavy?

For the record, I'm not really going for a big muscly-type body, I'd rather have a more athletic build.
User avatar #16939 to #16928 - marinepenguin (08/17/2014) [-]
Like what delphine said, depends. You definitely aren't fat or anything, but depending on your body fat percentage you could range from chubby to athletic.

And everybody says that, it isn't easy to get that way anyways so don't worry about it.
User avatar #16929 to #16928 - delphine (08/17/2014) [-]
It depends on how much of the weight is fat and how much is muscle. I weight more than my friend of the same height, but I look thinner because I have more muscle mass and she is what we call "skinny fat". Thin, but with a high percent body fat and less muscle.

You don't have to be ripped, and unless you do hardcore intensive weight training you won't get ripped.
User avatar #16922 - megatrondecepticon (08/17/2014) [-]
i think i lifted too much because my arms are burning
User avatar #16927 to #16922 - oborawatabinost (08/17/2014) [-]
Burning's good, that means you sufficiently worked your muscles. If there's some serious pain that isn't like a burn, then there may be a problem.
User avatar #16942 to #16927 - unncommon (08/17/2014) [-]
That's a myth. You shouldn't judge a workout by whether you burn the next day or not, but rather if you worked the muscles effectively and efficiently. Now if you're just beginning to workout then DOMs are normal and should be expected but are unlikely after 1-2 weeks.
User avatar #16920 - pirgh (08/17/2014) [-]
I'm 5"9 and 90-100 KG (200-220 LB)

Most of my weight is muscle except for my torso, I've been doing plenty of Cardio such as cross trainer, Rowing, Bikes and I am seeing some definition coming out (The upper row of abs) But I really want to turn the man tits into pecks and lose the extra belly fat and really get the tones body I've been aiming for.

Any particular cardio/machines/floor exercises anyone would recommend?
User avatar #16975 to #16920 - badgerbaiting (08/18/2014) [-]
I like hill sprints. Find the steepest hill you can and sprint up it ten times, jogging down in between. I've done it on sand dunes and it's even worse.
User avatar #16925 to #16920 - lech (08/17/2014) [-]
Incline bench to get those man tits nice and perky, flies cause fuck you, elevated sit ups to build abs, and go on a 500 kcal deficit while ingesting your required amount of protein.
User avatar #16921 to #16920 - hsm (08/17/2014) [-]
do a lot of push-ups and check out Brandon Carter on youtube. He has the best cardio routines i have ever seen.
User avatar #16917 - hsm (08/17/2014) [-]
If there was only 1 exercise that you were allowed to do for the rest of your life, what would it be?

For me it's either deadlifts and muscle-ups.
#16953 to #16917 - IamPinhead (08/18/2014) [-]
Clean and jerk or pendlay rows.
User avatar #16946 to #16917 - donnybergerstory (08/17/2014) [-]
Incline Bench Press... Something about it just makes me feel like I am huge.
User avatar #16943 to #16917 - unncommon (08/17/2014) [-]
Clean and Jerk.
User avatar #16930 to #16917 - delphine (08/17/2014) [-]
User avatar #16919 to #16917 - OptimusRhyme (08/17/2014) [-]
i'd probably go with squats
User avatar #16915 - geothermal (08/16/2014) [-]
Is this a healthy breakfast:

1/4 of a Bell Pepper
White Bagel with Pesto Sauce
Glass of Gyokuro Iced Tea
User avatar #16931 to #16915 - delphine (08/17/2014) [-]
Not enough to keep you feeling full. I agree with other posters, cook an egg inside your bell pepper, or put some peanut butter on that bagel instead of pesto at least.
User avatar #16923 to #16915 - lech (08/17/2014) [-]
It is if you're anorexic or on a cut. But still, you gotta get some protein
User avatar #16916 to #16915 - hottamaleez (08/16/2014) [-]
Where's the protein?
User avatar #16914 - hydren (08/16/2014) [-]
I think it's time to get some advice from total strangers, because that has ever worked.

So basically I struggle very hard to gain any weight at all. I'm 18 years old and a few months ago I weighed 60 kg or around 130 pounds. Then all of a sudden I gained like 10 kg so that's cool, I just didn't notice any change on my body at all. I eat the same amount of food as any other human being if not more (africa excluded)

So in short: How gain weight? Gaining muscle mass is surprisingly easy for me all that's lacking is some friggin fat to convert to muscle
User avatar #16924 to #16914 - lech (08/17/2014) [-]
You gotta eat big to get big.
Try out GOMADS
User avatar #16934 to #16924 - hydren (08/17/2014) [-]
So just drink tons of milk? I can do that, I like milk. This should be easy

User avatar #16936 to #16934 - lech (08/17/2014) [-]
Be sure not to drink too much. Check out myfitnesspal and try to gain a pound a week
User avatar #16937 to #16936 - hydren (08/17/2014) [-]
Alright I was wondering how I was going to down 4 litres a day, I'll check that out. Thanks mate
User avatar #16918 to #16914 - webeballin (08/17/2014) [-]
You probably just need a lot of calories. Take your weight(in pounds, I don't know the conversion for kilograms), multiply by 1.2 and that is the amount of protein you should have each day. Go for 3000-4000 calories or more per day(but work up to it). Look into mass gainers on or wherever.
User avatar #16910 - donnybergerstory (08/16/2014) [-]
Anyone here tried intermittent fasting? I'm thinking about trying it but it will be hard to do with highschool around the corner. Also, I am worried that with school coming up, I wont find time to workout.
#16913 to #16910 - anonymous (08/16/2014) [-]
I'm in med school and I'm handling my work outs well, you should be ok.
User avatar #16912 to #16910 - marinepenguin (08/16/2014) [-]
I've heard of it and read up on it, I've never actually had to cut down before so I don't know how well it works in practice. The only thing I'd really worry about is that your body uses muscle more for fuel during the night, because you go the longest without food at that time, so if you skip breakfast and don't eat until noon you risk losing larger amounts of muscle. That being said, the body adapts, so once you settle into this cycle of fasting and then feasting you may have no issues with that. I'd say it's at least worth a shot.
User avatar #16935 to #16912 - donnybergerstory (08/17/2014) [-]
But for a guy like me with a lot of fat, wouldn't the body use my fat rather than muscle? I thought that was the whole point in intermittent fasting.
User avatar #16938 to #16935 - marinepenguin (08/17/2014) [-]
I would think so, like I said I don't have the most experience with it. The articles I were reading were more pointed towards people who were wanting to cut down beneath 10% body fat.
User avatar #16945 to #16938 - donnybergerstory (08/17/2014) [-]
Alright, well thanks for the help.
User avatar #16907 - badgerbaiting (08/16/2014) [-]
Recently had to stop drinking and my body fat has fucking plummeted. Even though I'm eating badly and not up on my cardio (exam time) it's lower than it's ever been.
User avatar #16932 to #16907 - delphine (08/17/2014) [-]
That's because alcohol dehydrates you and it's all empty calories from sugars. The reason most people gain so much weight in college is from drinking alcohol.
User avatar #16933 to #16932 - delphine (08/17/2014) [-]
Also, if you're consuming mixed drinks, any soda you consume is also empty calories.
User avatar #16908 to #16907 - badgerbaiting (08/16/2014) [-]
Anyone else tried this?
User avatar #16909 to #16908 - marinepenguin (08/16/2014) [-]
I don't really drink so I don't have any personal experience with this. But I've read that the way your body processes alcohol prevents you from losing or gaining fat and muscle, I guess it's because it's so hard for your body to break down. But I'm not sure how accurate that it.
#16905 - anonymous (08/16/2014) [-]
jubbehhh take notes.
User avatar #16904 - pinkfloyd (08/16/2014) [-]
Hey Fit, I plan on enlisting in the Army, before I join I want to get some muscle on me. I just got a gym membership, and I am wondering what exercises routine should I do to prepare myself. Are there any current or veteran service members of the Army tell me what I should expect from BCT. I plan on doing 12B as my MOS, I also want to try Airborne School.
I am 6'2
220 lbs, last time I checked I had 20% BF.
User avatar #16911 to #16904 - donnybergerstory (08/16/2014) [-]
I've never been in the military, but I think a good way to go would be body weight exercises. Such as push-ups, & pull-ups. Also, do A LOT of cardio, and try benching, and using dumb bells. Make sure you use heavy weights with low reps so you can gain strength.
User avatar #16880 - hsm (08/16/2014) [-]
What are some good exercises to increase your pull up power?
I'm working on learning clapping pullups and for that i have to first learn explosive pullups. I need to increase my explosiveness and Pullup power/speed.
I can do 12 - 15 pullups in 1 set so i have the endurance and strength at least.
User avatar #16903 to #16880 - scoobydoobydo (08/16/2014) [-]
Muscle ups are all about explosiveness.
User avatar #16883 to #16880 - marinepenguin (08/16/2014) [-]
Get strong at the pullup. Don't do more reps, start holding a plate between your legs and start pulling some weight on the pullups. Then you can get strong enough to throw yourself over the bar. Explosiveness is just another form of strength really.
User avatar #16884 to #16883 - hsm (08/16/2014) [-]
weighed pullups?
User avatar #16887 to #16884 - marinepenguin (08/16/2014) [-]
Yessir. Get a weight vest even, if you have to.
User avatar #16893 to #16887 - hsm (08/16/2014) [-]
thanks, i'll give it a go.
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