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User avatar #14203 - marinepenguin (05/21/2014) [-]
I saw a few things today when I went to an old gym for the first time in about 6 months.
1. I forgot how big, BIG actually was. There's a guy there who's a regular and he's taller then me by about an inch (I'm 6'3), he's leaner, and he has about 50 lbs of solid muscle over what I have. He humbled me by taking my weight I was doing on squats and added another set of plates.

2. I saw your average underweight kid, short and probably 100lbs dripping wet. He was doing hanging leg raises which could have easily been confused with a chinup to the untrained eye. It reminded me of when I would go there and just screw around, wasting the time I spent in the gym. Lessons learned I guess.

Seeing these two people I came to a conclusion as I was finishing my last set of leg extensions. I believe that in the fitness world, when one sees a person like in point 1 there are two kinds of people who react in opposite ways.

I think that most people see the tall and incredibly muscular man, and they want to be him, but their problem is that they see his physique and strength as unattainable and they are intimidated and give up before they really try, making excuses along the way.

The other kind of person has an opposite mentality, unfortunately I also think it's an increasingly rare state of mind, I believe that these other people see him and as they think about how they'd like to reach his level they don't become intimidated. I think that instead they become motivated, they take it as a challenge and push themselves so that they can possibly reach that level.

I think we can agree which kind of person becomes more successful not only in the weight room, but in life.
User avatar #14196 - unncommon (05/20/2014) [-]
Push/Pull/Legs vs. Arms/Chest/Back/Shoulders/Legs
Any opinions?
User avatar #14201 to #14196 - marinepenguin (05/21/2014) [-]
I feel like this question is specifically for me because a 5 day split like that for 6 months and I've been doing push pull legs for about 3 months.

From my experience the five day split really beefed me up. Gained 20lbs and a lot of muscle size, which is expected for the volume.

Push, pull, legs has really upped my lifts so far. Gaining about 20-30lbs thus far. Gained another 15lbs, which so far has been faster then the 5 day split. Although my size hasn't increased so much as my muscle hardness and density.

So far I think I've preffered Push/Pull/legs, mainly because it's more simple and straightforward.
User avatar #14202 to #14201 - marinepenguin (05/21/2014) [-]
Because I did a*
User avatar #14198 to #14196 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/20/2014) [-]
Aesthetics or strength? Depending on which you are working for, the answer changes.
User avatar #14199 to #14198 - unncommon (05/20/2014) [-]
That's the conclusion that I came to as well, I'm just asking for individual preference is all.
User avatar #14200 to #14199 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/20/2014) [-]
Push pull in my case since I care more about strength than aesthetics.
#14189 - anonymous (05/19/2014) [-]
>tfw an afternoon run turns into pushing someone's car to the gas station because they ran out of gas

Fence-sitters: If you won't work out for yourself, at least do it so you'll be more able to help others when they need you. It's so worth it.
User avatar #14194 to #14189 - oborawatabinost (05/20/2014) [-]
That thought occurred to me while helping my friends move out of their dorms.
User avatar #14188 - strallee (05/19/2014) [-]
So, today i have torn my ligaments, on my foot. And I need help. What exercise can I do in my condition. And what is the best way to go trough this, and make it better? Please help FJ.
User avatar #14192 to #14188 - newposterintown (05/20/2014) [-]
Have you talked to a doctor at all?
User avatar #14210 to #14192 - strallee (05/22/2014) [-]
Yes, I have a cast on my leg. But I still want to train, and do not know how.
User avatar #14215 to #14210 - newposterintown (05/23/2014) [-]
To be honest, I'm not too sure.
User avatar #14164 - marinepenguin (05/17/2014) [-]
Got home from work, ate for an hour an a half. Counted what I ate, and I had eaten over 2200 calories in one go. Now I'm exhausted and have had no motivation all day. Good thing it's a rest day.
User avatar #14167 to #14164 - lordketchup (05/18/2014) [-]
Holy shit, what did you eat?
User avatar #14175 to #14167 - marinepenguin (05/18/2014) [-]
Something like 4 eggs, then a family sized can of sphagettios, then a few more eggs, a protein shake, went to the store and bough like 6 banquet meals (they're pretty high in protein) and ate 4 of them. Had a big bowl of cottage cheese, then finished with a plate of chicken. It was just an insatiable hunger out of nowhere. Although I hadn't eaten very much the day before.
#14195 to #14175 - oborawatabinost (05/20/2014) [-]
I have those days where I'm like The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

It's no biggie, it just happens sometimes.
User avatar #14181 to #14175 - newposterintown (05/18/2014) [-]
That sounds terrible.
User avatar #14184 to #14181 - marinepenguin (05/19/2014) [-]
How so?
User avatar #14162 - beatmasterz (05/17/2014) [-]
With which cooking method does an egg have the most nutrional value? Omelet, scrambled boiled etc..
User avatar #14183 to #14162 - newposterintown (05/19/2014) [-]
Can't find it, unfortunately. With an omelet, you can other other nutritionally valuable things, but I think boiling it would preserve the most of its natural nutritional value as an egg.
User avatar #14186 to #14183 - beatmasterz (05/19/2014) [-]
Alright. And is omelet the same as scrambled?
User avatar #14187 to #14186 - newposterintown (05/19/2014) [-]
When you stir the eggs, yes. Just add vegetables if you want, but not milk.
User avatar #14190 to #14187 - beatmasterz (05/20/2014) [-]
Why not milk?
User avatar #14191 to #14190 - newposterintown (05/20/2014) [-]
Not sure. Probably because milk makes eggs more light and fluffy, but when you make an omelet you want it to be firm, I guess.
User avatar #14208 to #14191 - beatmasterz (05/22/2014) [-]
Doesn't need to be firm when you stir it.
User avatar #14182 to #14162 - newposterintown (05/18/2014) [-]
Hmm...I had a chart...hold on, I might be able to find it somewhere.
User avatar #14157 - beatmasterz (05/17/2014) [-]
I'm 17, weigh about 130 lbs and I'm 5'7. I'm skinnyfat and want to build up some muscle. How do I start bulking and exercising? Also, is joining a gym mandatory? Because I'm very low on money.
User avatar #14193 to #14157 - newposterintown (05/20/2014) [-]
Joining a gym is not mandatory, but you'll likely bulk up more and see more progress if you do. I myself use a pull-up bar, and do push-ups at home, only home workouts. Sprints and jogging too.
User avatar #14169 to #14157 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
Count your calories and eat more than your TDEE, for a clean bulk do around 200 more calories, for a dirty bulk do more than 200 excess calories.
Get a gym membership, if you are in highschool, use your school's gym if they have one.
Learn SS, that's Starting Strength. While the actual routine may not be what works best for you, the lessons on proper form, diet, and what the most important exercises are, are all important lessons.
Do compounds instead of isolation. This means, deadlift, squats, benchpress, clean and press, powercleans, and snatches. Basically all of the strongman and olympic lifts. Do isolation after you have gotten to an intermediate level of strength, you don't need it at first.
Use strstd.com and a photo diary to remind yourself of your progress. Once a month use strstd and take a photo, also checking your weight first thing in the morning every Monday. This will let you know if you are making progress or not.

Good luck.
User avatar #14185 to #14169 - beatmasterz (05/19/2014) [-]
Thanks, I'll see how far I can get.
User avatar #14168 to #14157 - lordketchup (05/18/2014) [-]
Eat big
Workout like a motherfucker
sleep alot
User avatar #14161 to #14157 - marinepenguin (05/17/2014) [-]
I have a gym membership but I work out at home 90% of the time. But I basically have a home gym. The best way to gain size and strength is through a lot of food, barbell training, and a lot of rest.
User avatar #14156 - pringlez ONLINE (05/17/2014) [-]
Coming here for this because this is probably the closest board to a health board. So, in my groin area, I have some sort of bump or in grown ball-thing. I'm not sure what it is, but it is solid, and it hurts from pressure. From my POV, it is on the right side of the base of the nuts. Any ideas on what it may be?
User avatar #14163 to #14156 - winners (05/17/2014) [-]
how long has it been there?
User avatar #14166 to #14163 - winners (05/18/2014) [-]
its def something to see a doctor about immediately
User avatar #14165 to #14163 - pringlez ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
For a while actually. Half a year I think?
#14158 to #14156 - pov (05/17/2014) [-]
It might be me touching it...

No but it all seriousness you should go get it checked with a doctor.

It could be
a cyst
swollen glands
a hernia
an enlarged vein or
genital warts

This is by going off the key word "groin"
User avatar #14159 to #14158 - pringlez ONLINE (05/17/2014) [-]
Any specific doctor you recommend?
#14160 to #14159 - pov (05/17/2014) [-]
Well i have no idea where you live so it may be different from where i live.
User avatar #14245 to #14160 - pringlez ONLINE (05/25/2014) [-]
Well update on this situation finally;
turns out to be a pimple and I am currently holding a tissue to my nuts as I type this. A pimple. For like 6 fucking months. What the hell man
User avatar #14154 - nsfwcontent (05/17/2014) [-]
In the times I can make it to the gym things like the squat rack and barbells are always being hogged by the group of DeadLift4Life guys that go to the gym and I can't get near them.

So i've been thinking, would doing the rowing machine be decent for a majority of body workout if I upped the resistance on it? I mean you gotta push with legs and pull with arms and it works out front abdomen too, so it'd just be back after wouldn't it?

Would this work? if not what would be the next best things to do?
User avatar #14170 to #14154 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
Just ask to work in with them. If they are DL'ing in the squat rack you can ask to work in and they will probably even help you take the weights off and set it up for you. Just don't spaghetti, you will be fine.
User avatar #14172 to #14170 - nsfwcontent (05/18/2014) [-]
I'll try that, thanks

Just out of curiosity, would that rowing machine thing have worked?
User avatar #14173 to #14172 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
Rowing is the most strength based of all the endurance sports (running, cycling, rowing, skiing, swimming), so yes but no. It would make you good at rowing, but not necessarily bigger and/or stronger. Well it would, but not the the same degree as doing exercises that are specifically designed to make you bigger and stronger.

Ya dig?
User avatar #14174 to #14173 - nsfwcontent (05/18/2014) [-]
Yeah, it would be like going 'I fancy having a coke' then having a pepsi
#14148 - anonymous (05/17/2014) [-]
Hello everyone, I was hoping I could get some general-start up fitness advice.

First off, I'm extremely skinny and scrawny, and overall pretty weak. I'm okay in the cardio department, but what I really need to do is put on some muscle mass.

I don't have access to a gym or weights of any sort, unless lifting random heavy objects counts, so what I'm looking for is a general work-out plan that I can do with my own body weight. I'm not sure if standard push-ups and sit-ups are what I really need, or what.

Any recommendations would be great.
User avatar #14171 to #14148 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
Starting Strength.
#14176 to #14171 - anonymous (05/18/2014) [-]
I'm sorry?
User avatar #14177 to #14176 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
Unless you are 5'2" you aren't going to look muscular after doing a lot of calisthenics. Get access to a gym and do Starting Strength.
#14178 to #14177 - anonymous (05/18/2014) [-]
Well, I'm only 5'6....

I really don't have access to a gym, there are few locally and I can't afford a membership. Is there really no option for doing this from home?
User avatar #14179 to #14178 - bababadsheep ONLINE (05/18/2014) [-]
Not really. You can get in shape without barbells and stuff, but to get big and really strong you need to use the progressively heavier weight increase that is inherent to barbell training.

If you are a highschool student, most schools have a gym, at least where I'm from. If not, I would get a part-time job at McDonald's and use money from there to get a membership. Back when I was in higschool that's what I did, since one of the companies benefits was that you got a discount for one of the local gyms.

Try that.
#14180 to #14179 - anonymous (05/18/2014) [-]
Alright, I'll see what I can do, thanks.
User avatar #14145 - winners (05/16/2014) [-]
bout to work out while angry. i foresee some PRs comin up
User avatar #14147 to #14145 - marinepenguin (05/17/2014) [-]
Working out like that is always super satisfying, have fun man.
User avatar #14144 - beretta (05/16/2014) [-]
I have a problem, whenever I do strength and core workouts like situps, it feels like i'm going to cum after a certain point and it makes it very uncomfortable to do them, especially in public.
does anyone else get this?
User avatar #14153 to #14144 - nsfwcontent (05/17/2014) [-]
You won't, it may feel like it but you wont.

Just carry on as you would and you'll be fine
User avatar #14146 to #14144 - flyingfucks (05/16/2014) [-]
Jesus that sounds really annoying . I don't ever get this, do you get a boner as well?
User avatar #14149 to #14146 - beretta (05/17/2014) [-]
nolol, thankfully
#14138 - lordketchup (05/16/2014) [-]
I made a workout mix with energy-filled house songs, some people here might like it

User avatar #14139 to #14138 - marinepenguin (05/16/2014) [-]
I probably wouldn't use it for anything else other than cardio, I prefer heavy stuff.

Although the mix is awesome, I'm not proud to admit it had me dancing like an idiot for a solid 20 minutes.
User avatar #14140 to #14139 - lordketchup (05/16/2014) [-]
What do you listen to? We might aswell have a music thread

Thanks! i appreciate it man
User avatar #14141 to #14140 - marinepenguin (05/16/2014) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBqtf8hhwh4 I wish I could find more stuff like this.

Also a lot of thousand foot Krutch, Eminem, and Disturbed.
User avatar #14130 - marinepenguin (05/16/2014) [-]
Maxed out today on power cleans after doing 6 sets of 3 at 185lbs.

While tired as fuck I managed to break 200 for the first time and got 205lbs. Almost managed to get 215 but couldn't get under it.
User avatar #14120 - newposterintown (05/15/2014) [-]
Sup guys. To the user that recommended I start doing wides to get past my pull-up plateau, thanks! I've noticed pretty immediate progress.
My goal right now is the same as it was before. I want to get around 20 pullups max and be able to do a muscleup in the future.
I've also adopted a new workout. I do a set of wide pullups, then pauses. Then the same pattern again.
Then I do pushups. Superman, no specific goal, and tricep pushups but with a little bit of air height, I want to get around 30 on those. I also remembered, post workout, that I neglected to do diamonds, so I'll be incorporating those as well next time.
Then I do an ab workout. I like it, I think the new pullup variations are going to be really helpful.
Also, has anybody heard of samurai pushups? They seem like good practice, but I feel like they'd fuck with your forearm if you did them frequently. That's about it.
User avatar #14134 to #14120 - studbeefpile (05/16/2014) [-]
You're welcome.

Glad to hear you're doing well, man. Keep up the good work.
#14126 to #14120 - baworo (05/15/2014) [-]
You mean the Japanese Push ups ? sebowariat - pompki po japońsku (na tricepsy) like those ?
User avatar #14129 to #14126 - newposterintown (05/15/2014) [-]
More or less, 'cept I didn't do the whole curl, just push-ups from my forearms.
#14131 to #14129 - baworo (05/16/2014) [-]
I would recommend doing the whole spectrum of motion, more muscles will be involved - also for MU's ( Muscle Ups ) pullups = when you are comfortable with 12-15 Pull Ups you can start thinking about learning the technique with rubber bands - the most difficult is the transition at the top - movement of the upper body - when you will learn it do it without the rubber and use the acceleration from the legs to do the proper MU !
User avatar #14132 to #14131 - newposterintown (05/16/2014) [-]
Wouldn't it be easier to wait around 20? I was aiming moreso like at least 18-20 before really going for it.
#14142 to #14132 - baworo (05/16/2014) [-]
It your body you know it best - I for example like to push myself little bit, get out of the comfort zone more and more !
User avatar #14121 to #14120 - theoriginaltyson (05/15/2014) [-]
>I want to get around 20 pullups max and be able to do a muscleup in the future.
Once you can do 8-10 pullups easily you should start doing weighted pullups, being able to do a huge amount of regular pullups is no different from being able to squat 150lbs for 25 reps, sure it's impressive, but you'd be much stronger and more aesthetic if you could squat 300lbs for 5 reps
User avatar #14123 to #14121 - newposterintown (05/15/2014) [-]
I know, that's why I'm starting wides and pauses. Then once I feel like I'm well with with those, I guess that's when I'll start adding weight.
#14115 - lordketchup (05/14/2014) [-]
Holy fuck this makes me mad
#14124 to #14115 - baworo (05/15/2014) [-]
I hate those people - lack of dedication, ambition and healthy rivalry is just blowing my mind ...
I hate those people - lack of dedication, ambition and healthy rivalry is just blowing my mind ...
User avatar #14119 to #14115 - newposterintown (05/15/2014) [-]
User avatar #14118 to #14115 - marinepenguin (05/14/2014) [-]
Action offends the inactive.
User avatar #14117 to #14115 - winners (05/14/2014) [-]
haters finna hate
User avatar #14103 - novarip (05/13/2014) [-]
Thoughts on the Keto diet? I wanna start it but I have a feeling my gains will be none existent after a month or two
User avatar #14122 to #14103 - theoriginaltyson (05/15/2014) [-]
I did keto for a while, didn't affect my gains at all Why would it? , and it's super good for cutting (because you feel full on less calories)
User avatar #14127 to #14122 - novarip (05/15/2014) [-]
You mind telling me what your diet was? Cause I have no idea what to eat as my diet is mainly carbs
User avatar #14128 to #14127 - theoriginaltyson (05/15/2014) [-]
It's easy to get a lot of variety on keto if you try hard enough, but I didn't really care and was fine with eating pretty much the same thing every day, here's what I usually ate:
Breakfast: bacon and eggs with a glass of low-carb milk (regular milk's got quite a bit of sugar added to it)
Lunch: Some sort of meat (chicken, beef, pepperoni sticks, etc), cheese stick, mixed nuts (be careful about seasoning they add, read the package), small amounts of fruit. and I'd just have water to drink
For an afternoon snack I'd have a banana usually
Dinner: The main portion of my dinner every night was meat. Usually had a chicken breast, or a steak, or a burger minus the bun. Fish is very good for keto too but I don't really like fish so I never have it. On the side I'd have a salad (No ranch!), and to drink I'd have more of that same low-carb milk that I had with breakfast (The chocolate kind is fucking tasty)
Remember that small amounts of fruits is completely fine on keto, fruits have dextrose in them instead of fructose which is processed in your liver so it doesn't throw your body out of keto or some shit like that I don't remember
User avatar #14133 to #14128 - novarip (05/16/2014) [-]
Life saver bro, I'll start on this diet as soon as my exams are over and I'll tell you if it worked for me
User avatar #14101 - spazzybeef (05/13/2014) [-]
Are protein shakes worth it? and how much does everyone legpress?
User avatar #14113 to #14101 - lordketchup (05/14/2014) [-]
Protein shakes are definitely worth it
User avatar #14111 to #14101 - flyingfucks (05/14/2014) [-]
leg press 190kg, im not really sure what to do once i get past 200 as the leg press in my gym only goes up to 200kg
User avatar #14105 to #14101 - marinepenguin (05/13/2014) [-]
Protein shakes help a lot if you're looking to gain weight.
#14099 - sirbonzaiatak (05/13/2014) [-]
BROTIP: If you are the biggest person in the room, make that room your gym. Also make sure to warm up with the previous guys max every time.
User avatar #14078 - kofro (05/13/2014) [-]
hey fj fit board i got a question for you lifting bros. im looking for a good workout for belly fat, im not obese but i would like to loose a few pounds (50) and belly fat is really all i got.

my arms are not strong enough for pushups yet but im working those out to get there is there a good work out to burn off the belly fat?
#14114 to #14078 - lordketchup (05/14/2014) [-]
There's no such thing as spot fat reduction
You either burn all fat on your body or none

Just eat healthy, less calories, less carbs and do cardio as much as possible
#14110 to #14078 - anonymous (05/14/2014) [-]
Start by cutting unhealthy calories and going for runs. Here is a good starting schedule for runs.

Day 1: 2 miles, Day 2: 2 miles, Day 3: 3 miles, Day 4: 2 miles, Day 5: 3 miles, Day 6: 3 miles, Day 7: 3 miles, Day 8: off, Day 9: 3 miles, Day 10: 4 miles

Take 1 day off every 14 days uping the milage or the amount of hills as you go. You might want to get a gps watch. I like the garmin ones but they can be pricey ($125)
User avatar #14106 to #14078 - marinepenguin (05/13/2014) [-]
You can't lose fat in one place. To lose fat you have to lose it everywhere.

Diet alone can shed a lot of weight if you're heavy. Exercising as well, like simply walking every day, will only help.

As for the pushups, try to do pushups on a higher surface first (bench, ledge, chair, etc) and work your way down. You can also do pushups from your knees if you still need an extra step before an actual pushup.
#14098 to #14078 - anonymous (05/13/2014) [-]
The most effective way you are going to burn fat it through a change in diet. Look up some various calorie counters on line to find your recommended calorie intake. If you are looking to lose fat cut about 500 calories off the number you need to maintain weight. Couple this with a solid workout and you should see progress. Keeps the percentage of fats in your diet to about 20%. Or about what the others on the page are posting. Hope this helps
#14087 to #14078 - baworo (05/13/2014) [-]
Starting strength by Mark Rippe"ed"toe

Best book about lifting and how to start lifting, forms etc. Nothing will give you such gains like lifting and 55 Pounds ... Dude this will take you at least 3 months to do ( healthy way obviously ! ) I add in the picture how to calculate the diet calories intake ! ( from MH Training Guide 2010 Canada page 44 )
my example
"81 kg - 180 Pounds
158 Carbs - 4kcal /1g
180 Protein - 4 kcal/1g
90 Fats - 9 kcal/1g"

Kudos to you sir and start lifting
User avatar #14080 to #14078 - brotify (05/13/2014) [-]
Drink around 3 l of water a day (don't drink too much at once), run (start with intervals), cut away sugar.
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