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#39317 - majormoron ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
So I need some help.

I have developed some problems with my legs lately that make it almost impossible for me to do cardio. On top of that I seem to be gaining weight at an alarming rate. I was 240 about 5 months ago now I am 250ish and I am gettting really uncomfortable with the fat that I am getting in my midsection.

I am terrible at diets, I have almost 0 self control. What the fuck do I do before this gets out of hand.

Also, side note. Im not sure if I am also bloated, but I think I might just becuase I almost never go poop. Maybe 1-2 times a week unless I have a diarrhetic to force it out.
#39343 to #39317 - thegrohltroll
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Give me more details about your leg problem.
#39344 to #39343 - majormoron ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
So at first I thought it was shin splints. But over the last year I have had a bunch of docs look at it and they dont know what is going on.

So if i start runing my legs will start having shooting pain and eventually if I push it they will start shaking.

I just had an MRI done yesterday and I am waiting to hear what they find.
#39346 to #39344 - thegrohltroll
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(11/14/2015) [-]
I had the same problem, not to the point where my legs shook though. I'd take some ibuprofen since this was probably caused by an inflammation. But you did well to have an MRI scan done.
#39348 to #39346 - majormoron ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
ibuprofin worked for me too. But it was only making the problem. I wanna know how to fix it. And might as well take advantage of the medical care I have while I can get it.
#39349 to #39348 - thegrohltroll
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Goodluck man. For the mean time you can bike, you'll get amazing quads.
#39350 to #39349 - majormoron ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Same problem occurs when I bike too.
#39351 to #39350 - thegrohltroll
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(11/14/2015) [-]
well that's definitely suspicious
#39352 to #39351 - majormoron ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
yep
#39329 to #39317 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Are you doing any fitness? Like basic strenght training or go gym? Drink lots of water daily to flush out fat and as hard as it is, youre gonna have to gain some self control, im not saying stop eating all the food you love, but have it in moderation.
#39310 - lolofoeshow
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Update on weight loss.

Down from 280 lbs. to 200 lbs.
Took about 1 year and my health is a lot better.
Probably will be my last before and after picture for a while. Thanks guys
#39356 to #39310 - respeckdafreck
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(11/14/2015) [-]
**respeckdafreck used "*roll picture*"**
**respeckdafreck rolled image**Damn bro, i gotta do what u did. So.....what did u do?
#39379 to #39356 - lolofoeshow
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(11/15/2015) [-]
I'm probably going to get some hate for this, but I was actually vegan for about 7 months. I don't have any stance on animal rights or anything, I just thought switching to a plant based diet would help with weight loss. Along with that, I just did a standard workout routine. Weight lifting 4x per week, cardio 3x per week.

The most common question I get is "did going vegan make me feel weak or frail" and I gotta be honest, it was all I could do to bench press my body weight for the first 2 weeks or so. But, as I got used to it, my strength gradually came back.

It's tough but worth it in the long run. I definitely wouldn't go vegan if you're an athlete or need to maintain/gain weight. IMO it's good for weight loss and general health, not much else. At the end of the day it all comes down to calories in vs. calories out.
#39330 to #39310 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Very inspiring, keep it up!
#39312 to #39310 - Draigor
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(11/13/2015) [-]
good shit man
#39306 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/13/2015) [-]
i've been drinking 4 to 5 bottles a day (500ml each) and still my pee is yellow. so yellow that it almost looks green.

is it because of the pre-workout supplement im taking?
#39345 to #39306 - thegrohltroll
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(11/14/2015) [-]
the more concentrated the urine is the darker it gets. Your preworkout probably contains creatine which is then transformed into creatinine that is eliminated mostly by the kidneys. Do as draigor said, cut the preworkout.
I never took/will take preworkout, I'd rather not be dependent on a product to give me energy.
#39393 to #39345 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/16/2015) [-]
i forgot to mention, my pre-workout doesn't contain creatine.

as it says here: transparentlabs.com/products/preseries-lean-pre-workout

is it possible that maybe it's not my pre-workout and could be because of something else?

also, i have another question. i'm drinking more water now. i've jumped to 6 bottles a day now and still my urine is yellow. does this mean i'm not losing fat? and my work outs are useless?
#39401 to #39393 - thegrohltroll
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(11/16/2015) [-]
You'll still have to stop the preworkout and see the results, most of these ingredients are still eliminated by the kidneys. And be careful with water, don't drink more than 2 or 2.5 litres per day, or it'll cause you problems (water intoxication).

I don't see a relation between losing fat and urine colour tbh. What do you normally eat? How much do you do cardio?
#39439 to #39401 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/17/2015) [-]
i'm eating a lot of meat and my veggies. on top of that taking my supplements such as my vitamins and my omega 3,6,9. no junk food.

and i don't do cardio i do full body workout at the gym. i do different squats every other day, bench press, back workout, my legs, and then abs or sometimes i do it different. i have a routine that i'm following.
#39443 to #39439 - thegrohltroll
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(11/17/2015) [-]
Cardio is excellent for weight loss, I don't recommend ignoring it, plus the cardiovascular and respiratory benefits of course.
#39469 to #39443 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/17/2015) [-]
i want to do cardio. i love running/jogging outside. i can run for 10km straight without stopping, whether its uphill or downhill. but i don't know if running is cardio.

also, i don't know how i can fit running into my program. this is the program i follow: forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=159678631

as you see, sometimes i do abs work out or sometimes i do calf raises. running is calf workout and abs work out as well. i've heard that working on the same muscle everyday could be bad for you.

i can't figure out where to fit in the running session for myself. or else, i'm a great runner. i love running...but i'm committed to this program because a lot of my friends tried it and apparently it is the best work out program so far my friends have seen.
#39475 to #39469 - thegrohltroll
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(11/17/2015) [-]
Running is cardio, and even though it kinda involves the abs I wouldn't call it an abs workout. I do cardio 3 times per week for 20-30 mins before my workout but we'll get into that later.

First off, the workout program you sent me isn't a great one to be honest. I don't like full body workouts because there will be parts of the body that will be ignored or not involved properly.
If you're gonna workout 3 times per week I suggest assigning a couple of body parts for each session, here's what I do:

Day 1: cardio (20 to 30 mins run ) + Chest (4 exercices) and triceps (two exercices) + abs
Day 2: cardio (cycling) + back (6 ex) and biceps (2 ex) + abs
Day 3: cardio (rowing machine) + lower body (3 ex for thighs and calf raises) + shoulders (3 ex) + abs

This workout allows me to specifically target muscles and exercise them. For instance, for biceps and triceps I do 2 workouts: the first one with both hands (barbell) and the second each hand individually (dumbells) which helps prevent muscle asymmetry in the long run.
Plus 2*10 reps doesn't sound enough for me tbh, so instead I would do either 3*10 or 2*15 with lighter weight.
Same for chest, there are two necessary exercises which are bench press and flies, but your workout doesn't include the latter.

Even for a novice program I don't think that your workout is adequate. I'd be happy to give you more details about my workout program if you're interested. If you're happy with yours, stick with it. But don't ignore cardio. Plus I believe that running builds better calves that calf raises do but that's just my opinion.
#39359 to #39345 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
that's exactly what i think now. i think pre-workouts are useless. doesn't give me energy i need, tastes disgusting, and i feel like i wasted my money on it.

it was rated the best pre-workout on many different websites and it was recommended on many forums. but still, it turns out its not as good. but i'm still taking it though because i don't want to throw it away.

would you recommend anything to consume before working out though? because i feel like working out on empty stomach is the worst thing anyone can do.
#39375 to #39359 - thegrohltroll
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(11/15/2015) [-]
I normally eat a small snack like a peanut butter sandwich and a cheese sandwich with a banana, an hour or so before the workout with some juice. I also found that drinking some coke can give you some energy since it has caffeine in it.
#39376 to #39375 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/15/2015) [-]
will diet coke work?
#39378 to #39376 - thegrohltroll
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(11/15/2015) [-]
Yes but not as well as the regular one since the sugars help give energy for anaerobic effort, but it does have caffeine in it. Some people drink vitamin C-rich drinks to get energy, I've tried and it didn't do much.

Keep in mind that you don't have to consume anything to get energy, I only do it when I'm going straight from the uni to the gym.
#39311 to #39306 - Draigor
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Looks like you're drinking roughly 0.5 gallons of water a day. I usually drink at least 1 gallon(~3,785ml) and my piss is nice and clear. Basically you should be drinking a shit ton of water with every meal and throughout the day. I heard a saying, "If you think you're drinking enough water, you're not."
#39314 to #39311 - the one and only
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(11/13/2015) [-]
How tall are you again? I always felt too clear is not as great. A slight yellow is what i aim for.
#39325 to #39314 - Draigor
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(11/14/2015) [-]
im 5' 11"
#39328 to #39325 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Dont you ever feel like... youre flushing out alot of mineral and vitamins by drinking nearly 4 litres? I remember someone pretentious who reckons he drinks 3 gallons a day. Surprise he not dead or malnourished.
#39336 to #39328 - Draigor
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Nope. pretty sure it takes much more than a gallon of water spread throughout the day to have negative side effects
#39338 to #39336 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
really? oh okay, well, keep in mind Im short, so I've always felt if I drank a gallon it'd be flushing out minerals or cause imbalances and Im aware thats most likely to happen if I drink a gallon in an hour.
#39309 to #39306 - Draigor
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(11/13/2015) [-]
what pre workout are you taking, how much and how often?
#39322 to #39309 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
i workout every other day. (weekends off) so i only drink it before my work out. so basically, 3 days a week.

also, i only take one scoop as recommended.

i am using Transparent Labs' Preseries Lean Pre-workout
#39326 to #39322 - Draigor
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(11/14/2015) [-]
I would advise to try cutting down on the preworkout. You may notice a difference.
#39358 to #39326 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
alright, thanks.

shit tastes disgusting anyways.
#39302 - lawuser
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Whenever i bench press with the current wight I use I feel more strain in my biceps than my triceps and pecs. Is that normal, or am I doing something wrong? Too much weight so my body uses my arms to compensate? Bad bar movement so I use more arm muscle to stabilize it? Do I just plain suck?
#39331 to #39302 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Tell us your form in detail, I remember I use to do work my biceps by a bench press like movement but that was years ago.
#39334 to #39331 - lawuser
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(11/14/2015) [-]
I use the standard form pretty much, where I move the bar from directly above my shoulders when it's up to just below my nipples when it's down. One of my ideas is I'm using too much arm muscle to stabilize this, maybe because the weight is too much.
#39335 to #39334 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
I remember feeling it in my biceps when I go bellow my chest to rib or stomach.

um just look up bench press forms, it's something you gotta be conscious about through the movement.
#39337 to #39335 - lawuser
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(11/14/2015) [-]
That's what I'm doing, and while I do appreciate your input it doesn't really help at all. The questions from my original post still stand.
#39339 to #39337 - the one and only
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(11/14/2015) [-]
okay for the question, maybe your shoulders are weak and by the sounds of it you got bad bar movement.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRVjAtPip0Y

you're gonna have to watch different ways to bench press and see if they work. dont have it far below your chest try and have the bar closer to your chest throughout the movement, expose your chest, as in puff your chest out, only my neck and hip are touching the bench when I attempt and think of contracting your chest. might wanna mention marine penguin if you want better answers. im just tryna help.
#39340 to #39339 - lawuser
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(11/14/2015) [-]
aght, thanks fam
#39300 - Draigor
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Jesse Norris, natty or nah?
#39308 to #39300 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
What a coincidence, I watched this yesterday.

How To Spot A Fake Natty: Jesse Norris!!!
#39313 to #39308 - Draigor
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I just can't stand jason blaha :/
#39315 to #39313 - marinepenguin
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(11/14/2015) [-]
I don't watch him, I just clicked the video by accident and listened to the whole thing out of curiosity. My first impression of him is meh.
#39304 to #39300 - baglesbites ONLINE
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Wasn't he the guy who deadlifts 4x bodyweight at age 19? Not natty.
#39274 - anon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I'm a male and I'm halfway to get the body I want solely because I want to be a high class escort.

Am I doing it wrong and what's the chance of being a male escort?
#39299 to #39274 - anon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Only women make money in that business
#39278 to #39274 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
How are we supposed to know if you're doing it wrong with the info you've given us?

And probably hard.
#39272 - leal
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Am I big yet?
#39303 to #39272 - mondominiman
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Not until you get rid of the left half of your shirt
#39316 to #39303 - marinepenguin
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(11/14/2015) [-]
I hope you mean he should get rid of the dirty tea drinking side, not the free side.
#39342 to #39316 - asotil ONLINE
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(11/14/2015) [-]
His left you doughnut
#39301 to #39272 - anon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I wouldn't say big.. But you definitely look fit.
Time lifting/age/height/weight?
#39298 to #39272 - the one and only
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Getting there, now you gotta keep it up for 2 years.or more.
#39291 to #39272 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
It's gonna take a few years, not a few months. Get used to that idea.
#39279 to #39272 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Sorta-looks-like-he-lifts/10
#39266 - cptmongtard
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Can anyone hazard a guess as to BF% in these? 5'10", weighing about 165lb in the first one, not sure for the second
#39307 to #39267 - ilikethisusername ONLINE
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(11/13/2015) [-]
15~16% looks about right. you just need to put on more muscles. you look like you're doing good so far.
#39269 to #39267 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
~20% in the first.

~15-16% in the second
#39270 to #39269 - cptmongtard
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Sweet. Thanks, man!
#39281 to #39270 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I wouldn't use my guess as a definite by any means. But you've definitely lost a lot of fat and gained some muscle.
#39282 to #39281 - cptmongtard
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Still pretty good to have a general idea of where I'm at and how I'm progressing so thanks!
#39257 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Hey guys. Not sure how this board works but I was hoping for some advice. I can't go more than 10 minutes at full strength working out. Trying to get to 140 pounds. Any suggestions?
#39258 to #39257 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Are you trying to gain weight and weigh 140? Or are you trying to lift 140?
#39263 to #39258 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Trying to get to weighing 140 pounds.
#39268 to #39263 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Sorry I didn't make this distinction, but are you trying to lose or gain weight?
#39271 to #39268 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Oh sorry! Yeah gain weight. Currently 133.2 Never been over 135.
#39276 to #39271 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
How tall are you?
#39277 to #39276 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
5'10"
#39280 to #39277 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Okay, so you're pretty small then. What is your workout looking like right now?

Your big thing is gonna be food. You'll need to eat much more. Also, why 140? Gaining 10 pounds won't take super long.
#39283 to #39280 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Mostly core workouts. L pullups, Elevated foot pushups, overheard dumbbell presses, reaching one hand pushups, etc for upper body. And for lower body, squats, deadlifts, 7 minute mile, and such.

Yeah I'm trying to but either I burn up a lot of energy sitting in a chair drawing all day or I have crazy metabolism. And 140 is mostly a milestone to prove to myself that I can gain weight with effort. The final weight goal is 160.
#39284 to #39283 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
You seem to be doing alright so far.

But you'll need to focus on getting stronger on compound movements like bench, squat, deadlift, rows, pull ups, etc. Adding 5 pounds a workout or doing a couple more reps than before.

The really big thing though, is food. You HAVE to eat at a caloric surplus or you won't gain weight. I'd recommend eating at LEAST 3200 calories a day at the very minimum. Good healthy food, high in protein.

Keep up the runs, but I'd run less often. Maybe every other day at most.
#39285 to #39284 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Yeah I have it at every other day. One day for upper body one day for lower body. Aaaaaah 3200 calories. I have to practically be eating all day.

What about preventing myself from vomitting?
#39287 to #39285 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
When I was 145 pounds and I'm 6'3 I was eating 4000 a day to gain weight.
#39286 to #39285 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
No you won't. Just make a conscious effort to eat 400-600 calories every couple hours.

And why would you be vomitting?
#39288 to #39286 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I was hoping someone could answer that for me. xD

If I work out at full strength for 10 minutes I vomit.
#39289 to #39288 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
What do you mean by lifting full strength?

If you are just going balls to the wall for 10 minutes until you puke, chill out. You don't have to kill yourself like that to gain strength and size.

If you touch a weight and puke, you're allergic to gains.
#39290 to #39289 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
As in like I try as hard as I can and max out as many as I can't physically do anymore. Then I do the same thing with the next exercise.
#39292 to #39290 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
That shows good work ethic, but you don't need to kill yourself. Push yourself for sure, but you need to give yourself some room to grow, completely destroying yourself to the point of puking is counterproductive and can really hinder recovery
#39293 to #39292 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Okay so uhm.... I don't if I don't push myself that hard I don't feel like I really did anything. Not sore the next morning or anything. So I guess the line for me to stop is kind of vague. Any suggestions?
#39294 to #39293 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Find a program and follow it. Starting strength, stronglifts 5x5, any beginner program you can find that uses barbell lifts and allows for improvement every workout. Soreness doesn't equal a good workout, and neither does puking.

Think about it this way, if you start benching 100 pounds, and increase 5 pounds once a week for sets of 5, after just 12 weeks you'll be benching 160 for 5. You'll have built a ton of size and strength in a short period of time. As long as you're eating right and recovering well.
#39295 to #39294 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Alright I'll do that.
#39296 to #39295 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Good luck buddy. We're always here if you have questions.
#39297 to #39296 - groulgarigon
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Outstanding! I really appreciate it!
#39249 - lastone
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Im looking for a fitness thing that was on here in about Feb but i cant seem to find it again but thought this would be the place to ask about it. it had pictures of how to do things and explaniations and 3 different difficulties.

I would really appreaciate it if someone could find some thing similar or the actual one that was posted.
#39264 to #39249 - cptmongtard
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(11/13/2015) [-]
It was most likely from darebee
#39265 to #39264 - cptmongtard
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(11/13/2015) [-]
The website darebee, that is
#39305 to #39265 - lastone
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Thanks it is darebee.
#39262 to #39249 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Was it bodyweight exercises or actual barbell or dumbbell lifts?
#39234 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Today I finished my rear overhead presses with 95 pounds for 8 on my 4th set, threw 115 on there for the hell of it and got it for 4. I've never gone above 100 pounds on rear overhead press yet, so that made me pretty happy. Ultimate goal is to get 135 at least for a triple on my rear press.

I also did my normal tri-set with timed rest periods of 45 seconds instead of just feeling it out, and that was the most difficult 3 sets of shoulder work I've ever done. Holy hell it was bad.

And my war with the 65 pound dumbbells rages on. At first I had to get 4x15 on flat bench, then I finally got it for incline triceps extensions, but it still crushes me when I try incline presses. One or two sets of 6 kills me, 4 sets of 15, someday you'll be mine...
#39353 to #39234 - packalpha
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Teach me, master.
#39355 to #39353 - marinepenguin
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Eat big
#39362 to #39355 - packalpha
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(11/15/2015) [-]
Can't. On a cut.
#39368 to #39362 - marinepenguin
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(11/15/2015) [-]
Eat. Big.
#39384 to #39368 - packalpha
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(11/15/2015) [-]
Should I stop the cut then?
#39250 to #39234 - the one and only
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Whats your max ohp? Im only just starting to rep 95.
#39251 to #39250 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I haven't done regular OHP in maybe 8 months. But I was getting 185 for one or two at my best.
#39253 to #39251 - the one and only
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(11/13/2015) [-]
man, thats amazing aiming for 60 kg (135) and gonna keep it like that.
#39254 to #39253 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I stopped because I started having shoulder issues from a muscle imbalance. Make sure you have some rear delt work as well to help a kid that.
#39256 to #39254 - the one and only
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I'll keep that in mind, I worry about my health so I'll push my self but to an extent.
#39255 to #39254 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
To help prevent that*

Not sure what happened there.
#39247 to #39234 - asotil ONLINE
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Nice flex
#39252 to #39247 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Don't be jelly m8
#39244 to #39234 - teoberry
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(11/13/2015) [-]
holy arms
#39260 to #39244 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Thank
#39237 to #39234 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
no 8 hour arm workout

0/10
#39239 to #39237 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Since I'm natty should I do the 4 hour version?

I almost want to try it out of sheer curiosity

maybe I'll tear my bicep
#39243 to #39239 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Just 4 hours? Sounds like someone wants to just stick around with the rest of humanity.
#39231 - shaunata
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(11/13/2015) [-]
how often should I alternate between doing the incline, decline, and flat benches?
#39248 to #39231 - asotil ONLINE
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Set the bench to work like the Freefall ride at amusement parks

Problem solved
#39232 to #39231 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I do variations of incline and regular benching every push day, I never do declines though, they aren't the best movement.
#39261 to #39232 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Myunknown, we don't thumb down on this board for no reason. If you disagree then let me know.

If I'm wrong I'll man up and admit it.
#39320 to #39261 - myunknown
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(11/14/2015) [-]
haha i didn't think it was a big deal and decided not to start some dumb back and forth but ok fair enough, I disagree I believe decline bench can be very beneficial especially for shoulder problems because it does take your shoulders almost all the way out of the movement, not saying you should only do decline because that won't build what you need but it can improve your regular bench. Personally when I do decline bench days I also do incline dumbells and have found I get stronger with my lifts and have a fuller chest. i'll take the thumb back
#39323 to #39320 - marinepenguin
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(11/14/2015) [-]
Valid points.

And no worries, just a pet peeve of mine to thumb people down on this board unless they're being an ass. Plus I like hearing dissenting opinions, it's how you learn and get better.
#39327 to #39323 - myunknown
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(11/14/2015) [-]
for sure brother all good
#39233 to #39232 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
"aren't the best movement"

What does that even mean? They can be great for hitting your lower pecs if dips hurt your shoulders, aannnd they can be used as an overload for the bench since you can handle more weight.
#39235 to #39233 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Except none of that is true. You can't train the " lower chest". And you can handle more weight because it ridiculously reduces the amount of ROM. Plus it places a ton of emphasis on the triceps, and takes the shoulders and chest almost completely out of the movement. In terms of a quality movement, you could find a laundry list worth of things better then the decline bench.
#39236 to #39235 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
You're probably right about the lower chest thing.

But yeah, it is a shorter range of motion...overload movements typically are, like pin or board presses....Hell, even dips have a smaller ROM than regular bench. In fact, decline bench is pretty much the same as some type of hypothetical barbell dip.

The degree of tricep involvement has to do with the angle of your elbows.
#39238 to #39236 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
You use shorter ROM on overloading movements, yes, but you usually use a shorter ROM on that particular movement. Board presses and pin presses are still done on a flat bench where the chest and shoulders are still contributing somewhat. And the traditional dip is a triceps movement, more similar to the close grip bench than the decline besnch. The dip only becomes a chest focused movement if you lean forward and widen your grip slightly.

And if your shoulders hurt from dips, youre going too deep. Your forearms and upper arm should not break 90 degrees or else you compromise the shoulder joint.
#39240 to #39238 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
You probably know more about dips than I do, since I don't do dips....as much as I wish I could....

I don't know, it just seems silly to say decline is a 'bad' movement. It has it's place. It's not like tricep kick-backs which actually are useless.
#39241 to #39240 - marinepenguin
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(11/13/2015) [-]
Well sure they're a viable movement. But in my opinion you could do other things that have a bigger bang for your buck. When I say "bad movement" that's what I really mean.
#39242 to #39241 - studbeefpile
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(11/13/2015) [-]
I've been doing tricep kick-backs
#39224 - anon
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(11/12/2015) [-]
How do I fit my eyebrows
#39228 to #39224 - studbeefpile
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Be Jonnie Candito.
#39217 - studbeefpile
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(11/12/2015) [-]
True Motivation

Hot off the press.

True Motivation
#39222 to #39217 - marinepenguin
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(11/12/2015) [-]
HAMMERS AND NAILS - Makaveli Motivation - Rich Piana

>not being constantly motivated by ditch ponana videos.
#39225 to #39222 - studbeefpile
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Please tell me you're not actually a fan of penis keyboard
#39227 to #39225 - marinepenguin
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(11/12/2015) [-]
I actually like Rich Piana. I don't listen to his lifting advise very much, but I like listening to him.
#39216 - anon
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Okay so I'm 17, and I wanted to get a decent body to impress girls this summer. I have no clue how to start. I can't go to them gym, and I couldn't seem to find anything decent to do at home on the internet. I've been running every other day, and in between running days i'll do crunches and push-ups. What else can I do? Any help is appreciated.
#39220 to #39216 - cptmongtard
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Get a pull up bar, maybe a dip bar. If you can afford it, get some dumbbells and a bench
#39212 - asotil ONLINE
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(11/12/2015) [-]
>Be lifting at gym
>Just me, gymbro, Trainer friend and girl who goes there
>Hitting the bag a bit for some cardio
>Man Who Sold the World comes on the radio
>Skullface took everything from me
>He will pay for his crimes
>The basics of CQC come flooding back to me
>Grab the Soviet guard in front of me and Judo slam him into the floor
>Out of Fultons, can't extract him
>Ocelot asks me what I'm doing, but says if I think it's important to the mission then to go ahead
>Look over and see Miller struggling to carry a box of supplies
>Go over and help him pick it up
>Gets angry about his limbs, he can't get over the phantom pain of them not being there
>Poor guy
>Realize I'm about to be spotted by a Guard Tower spotlight
>Dive into the dirt to avoid detection, yell to Quiet to take him out so I can move
>She just gives me this look and does nothing
>Fine I'll do it myself
>First aim my Tranquilizer pistol at the guards head
>Long distance, so it's a difficult shot but I hit my mark and he goes down
>Shoulder my rifle and take out the Spotlight
>A group of Soviets saw the light break, they're coming to investigate
>Hide in a porta-potty and hope they pass
>Finish taking my shit, grab my phone and come out of the bathroom
>Some guy who must've just come in has chalk all over his face
>There's some glass on the floor, bulb must have burst for some reason I guess
>Punching bag is sitting in one of the squat racks, gymbro probably moved it so I'd lift with him instead of boxing
>He's giving me this weird look at his deadlift spot
>Go over to ask what's wrong, he tells me to fuck off and not touch his bar
>Trainer bro is asking if I'm ok
>Probably heard me in the bathroom, shouldn't have had that coffee before coming in today
>Gym girl is walking around in a sports bra giving me the finger
>Decide fuck it I did all my shit, might as well go home
>Figure I'll stop and get some protein on the way home since I'm out
>MFW they have cookies and cream
#39211 - denooo
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Hey guys, I need some advice.

So I noticed that whenever I do dumbbell presses, my right arm wobbles waay more than my left and is waay weaker. How do i fix this? Do I just keep pushing it to match what my left can do or do i bring my left down to match what my right is capable of doing? Will my right ever match my left? Help pls
#39213 to #39211 - baglesbites ONLINE
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(11/12/2015) [-]
You're almost always going to have small difference between your left and right. The best thing to do is use the same weight for both dumbbells and really focus on your weak side. It might take months and may never be 100 percent equal, but you'll adapt over time to the point where only max effort lifts will expose the imbalance.
#39214 to #39213 - baglesbites ONLINE
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(11/12/2015) [-]
You could also consider using a barbell for a little while, they work great for the initial learning curve of exercises.
#39205 - poundzero
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(11/11/2015) [-]
Hey guys. Need some help (please)
Last month had a stomach sickness that prevented me from eating. In four days I lost 5 pounds. My demented mind got addicted to the scale and incredible progress. After my stomach got better, I kept the sick routine and habits, except I exercised on top of it and ate little amounts of food to stroke my metabolism. I was paranoid (saw things out of the corners of my eyes that were not there), irritable (punched a hole in my wall because my mom brought home a pot pie), and exhausted (fainted 3 times).

In two weeks I have lost 18 pounds. 217.5 to 199.5.

This morning I fell out of bed and felt like Death, something I have grown somewhat accustomed to. But I was able to break through and eat a 300 calorie lunch, the most I have eaten in one sitting in a long time. I feel horribly wonderful.

How can I come back to normal eating habits without gaining twice what I lost? More importantly, how can I restrain myself from going back into crash diet mode?
Thanks.
#39215 to #39205 - baglesbites ONLINE
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(11/12/2015) [-]
A large amount of that weight loss when you were sick was probably water. Putting your body into starvation mode by not eating will also cause you to retain fat and burn off muscle, meaning you're not going to look or feel better.

If you're having trouble with binge eating, stuff your face with as many green veggies and lean meats as you can. The logic behind this is that green vegetables and lean meats (poultry or lean beef are my first picks) are packed with essential vitamins and proteins to fuel your body while being filling. The best way to keep weight gain down is to just move more and eat a proper diet. Start your day with a small breakfast of 2-3 eggs cooked up with some veggies and go for a half hour walk.
#39203 - studbeefpile
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(11/11/2015) [-]
205x8 on incline bench, w/pauses because in my gym we're about building solid strength, not wearing out tendons with ridiculous bounces. just talking shit, lets not start a ridiculous debate on touch n go.
#39206 to #39203 - marinepenguin
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(11/11/2015) [-]
B-but muh TUT

I like doing them with slightly reduced ROM. Stopping about an inch above my chest and then not locking out completely.
#39207 to #39206 - studbeefpile
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(11/11/2015) [-]
Sounds like a variation of the spoto press. That isn't the same as bouncing at all, in fact it could be argued that that's actually more controlled because none of the load is dispersing on your chest.
#39208 to #39207 - marinepenguin
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(11/11/2015) [-]
Yeah it's pretty similar. The main difference is not locking out at the top.

I do it mainly because it puts more stress on my upper chest, where when I lock out and touch my chest doing full ROM, my anterior delts contribute too much and take stress off the chest. I do it to train my upper chest, not to train my incline press.
#39204 to #39203 - studbeefpile
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(11/11/2015) [-]
P.S. please ignore my obesity problem, am working on it.
#39191 - cptmongtard
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(11/11/2015) [-]
So I went for that 100kg bench for 3 reps, got it for 5 but wasn't sure if the spotter was taking weight or not so I did it alone for a second set and managed another 3. Fuck yes.
#39223 to #39191 - europe
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Nice
#39226 to #39223 - cptmongtard
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Tanks!
#39200 to #39191 - studbeefpile
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(11/11/2015) [-]
dat first 2 pl8 always feels gr8, m8. No h8, no b8, just glad it wasn't 2 l8. Benchin pl8s is a gr8 personality tr8, just dont let ur ego infl8.
#39218 to #39200 - cptmongtard
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(11/12/2015) [-]
I appreci8 it m8
#39198 to #39191 - marinepenguin
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(11/11/2015) [-]
Nice brah
#39219 to #39198 - cptmongtard
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(11/12/2015) [-]
Thanks man