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#20437 - donnybergerstory (11/05/2014) [-]
Okay guys, already posted this in the bodybuilding.com forums but i will post here for the FJ fam. Anyways, I bought this supplement called AB CUTS SLEEK AND LEAN Midsection Solution. Now before I go any further I'd like to state why I bought it and what it is. FIrst off, it is a product that advertises that it will help with losing overall fat in the midsection. It has a fat burning blend containing L-Carnitine, CLA, Rasberyy Ketones, & Fish Oil. Now, before ANYONE gives me shit about it, let me say this, I KNOW that NO pill can make me lose fat suddenly and there is NO shortcut to getting shredded. I simply bought these pills in hopes that they can HELP me overcome this plateau I have hit. I am not hoping these pills will magically make me shredded, I understand YES i have to diet and exercise. I have changed up my workout regimen and have started ACTUALLY cutting my calories.

Now onto the actual post:

I want to start tracking my progress with these pills to see if I notice any drastic changes and share it with you guys by posting my weight every couple days and maybe taking a progress pic, although I am still very shy about posting pictures.

So, if anyone wants to watch my progress or has any questions, please, comment below.

Pic somewhat related, its of me right now. I know, i am not huge or anything but these past couple months I have made some serious progress. But i have just hit a plateau and want to see if this supplement will help!
#20470 to #20437 - GregoryFazekas (11/05/2014) [-]
Try drinking a cup of black coffee every morning. I wouldn't take any pills yet unless you have exhausted every other option. Clean up your diet, less proteins and more fruit in the morning, drink more water and start working high rep abs in. Also, for that v look, obliques
User avatar #20508 to #20470 - donnybergerstory (11/06/2014) [-]
heres my issue with working on my abs, whenever I do, my stomach just pops for lik eht next week after i work on them. I am sure thats cause the muscles are pushing up on my stomach fat, making it pop.i just look 10 pounds heavier after ab workouts
User avatar #20439 to #20437 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
I don't know where you started weight wise but you are already bigger then the average Joe. Just continue cutting and hitting the weights, one thing I've learned is that weight gain and loss isn't linear. Some months you lose or gain 1 pound, others 10. Change comes and goes sporadically. Unless you've been struggling for a couple months I wouldn't switch it up. Lower your calories by a 100, then see where it goes. Don't go into the pills just yet. If you have no issues then it could do more harm then good.
#20443 to #20439 - donnybergerstory (11/05/2014) [-]
Heres a b4 and after pic. Not too good cause I couldnt find a nice before picture. But thats the best I can do.
User avatar #20453 to #20443 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
I also keep looking at those photos and thinking it's a sonic head at a glance. Gotta go fast
User avatar #20444 to #20443 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
You're on the right track. Just cut out another hundred calories and see what happens.
User avatar #20442 to #20439 - donnybergerstory (11/05/2014) [-]
I started at ~235, i usually say 240 but honestly I have no idea what the exact number was. Now I am a solid 214.4 and I have stayed at this weight for almost a month and a half now without any changes. When I started I was losing almost 4 lbs a week and sometimes 2. Now I am losing none. I have started doing WAYYY more cardio. I like doing jumpropes cause you can easily do it in sets and I just like doing things in sets.
#20431 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
Ok tell me straight up, I'm in highschool and I've been working out almost everyday for about 7ish months with dumbbells only (no transport for gym)
Are my muscles decent or naw.

(These are after a workout so I have a pump going)
User avatar #20457 to #20431 - jayfizzle (11/05/2014) [-]
Pretty sure you can pull bitches in hs with that physique.
User avatar #20488 to #20457 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
Haha you knew the question I was afraid to ask
User avatar #20501 to #20488 - jayfizzle (11/06/2014) [-]
If there's one thing I learned in HS, it's that girls are all about lean/defined guys. Muscle size doesn't really matter at that age from my experience.
#20432 to #20431 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
And back
User avatar #20462 to #20432 - lotengo (11/05/2014) [-]
Ur back looks bretty guud.

The arms and pecs need some work. If you cant go to a gym i would invest in heavier weights.

How are your legs doing?
User avatar #20489 to #20462 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
My legs are pretty standard, they don't look out of place but they're not the biggest
User avatar #20433 to #20432 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
Getting there. You'd see better results with a real gym though. Like waaay better results. At least put money into a barbell and like 100 pounds of weights for your home. You could do a lot with that.

What's your height and weight?
User avatar #20434 to #20433 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
5'11'' 140 lbs
I got my road test this friday, getting a membership right after that.
User avatar #20435 to #20434 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
5'10''*
User avatar #20436 to #20435 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
That's not a bad starting point. You also seem to have a naturally slim waist and wider shoulders, so you have decent genetics. Give it two years of hard bulking and smart programming and you could easily be pushing 200 pounds. Feel free to ask some guys around here questions. Or you can check out the tnation.com forums and articles. Those guys have given me invaluable info and harsh criticism that's easily helped me improve as much as I have.
User avatar #20438 to #20436 - mango ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
Thanks man, my dumbbells are only 30 lbs so lately its been high reps, wishing I bought 100 lbs. Can't wait for the gym, its a lot easier to stay focused.
User avatar #20441 to #20438 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
You'll do fine. Just do your research and don't be a curl bro, focus on the big lifts and improve every workout, you'll get where you want to be eventually.
User avatar #20429 - executive (11/04/2014) [-]
Okay, so could you guys help me? I want to lose weight and I don't know the best way to go about it. I'm starting to eat better and I started exercising yesterday.
User avatar #20451 to #20429 - nevolmon ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
learn to count calories. it makes it really easy.
User avatar #20430 to #20429 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
Eat healthier foods, go for walks every day. That'll help you lose weight. If you want to go into weightlifting or get bbigger in the long run, I'd advise adding in "starting strength" 3 days a week while eating healthier and going on walks on your off days. You'll lose weight, maybe gain a little muscle (not much since you're dieting down) and then you can switch it up, eat more and bulk to add more muscle.
#20447 to #20430 - executive (11/05/2014) [-]
I don't care too much about bulking up later, just losing some weight. Thank you for the advice.
I don't care too much about bulking up later, just losing some weight. Thank you for the advice.
User avatar #20448 to #20447 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
If you don't see any progress just eating healthier foods, then you may have to start counting calories to make sure that you aren't eating too much. To do that, find about how many calories your body needs in a day, then eat about 300 calories fewer then that while adding in some exercise. Good luck.
User avatar #20417 - areo0420 (11/04/2014) [-]
I'm looking to lose weight for EDC in Vegas next summer. Right now, i'm around 210 and I want to get around 180 by the time EDC rolls around. I don't eat much, but i'm not looking to bulk up. I just figure going out an doing stuff would work wonders for my goal.

My plan is to head to the gym in my apartment complex every Tuesday, Thursday, and some Saturdays. it doesn't have much. Just a treadmill, elliptical, sitting stationary bike, and a (broken) stair-stepper.

My intention is to bring a book and some music and spend some time on the bike the long term goal being that i'll be able to ride my bike to get groceries, go to school, etc .

so, this is a multi-part question:
-How long should I spend on the bike per day?
-How high should I set the resistance when I'm starting out?
-What kind of stretches should I do beforehand?
-Lastly, and it's the most important one: Is there anything I'm not considering that might work out better for me?
User avatar #20424 to #20417 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
What do you look like now?
cause if you're fat/chubby you're just going to be skinnyfat/skeleton once you lose 30 pounds.
User avatar #20426 to #20424 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
Oh and diet is more important than cardio so what's a typical day of eating like for you?
User avatar #20445 to #20426 - areo0420 (11/05/2014) [-]
Right now i'm on a tight budget, but that's likely to change very soon.

Right now I'm living on bagel pizzas, mac 'n cheese, and spagetti (with ground beef when I have it.) I almost never have breakfast because breakfast costs money.

However, if all goes as planned i'll be eating breakfast regularly and my dinners will be more along the lines of baked chicken with corn and mashed potatoes... occasional steak, etc. I know how to eat healthy, if that's what you're asking.

As for what I look like... I won't get into it too much. I played catcher on my highschool baseball team... legs are still somewhat solid, they've just developed a little extra fat due to neglect.
Never paid much attention to my upper body, so it's somewhat thin, but not bone thin.

all in all, I just want to lose the gut for now. i'll bulk out later.
User avatar #20425 to #20424 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
If all you do is diet/cardio that is.
User avatar #20420 to #20417 - jokerjack (11/04/2014) [-]
For the last part, even a modest lifting regime will go wonders for improving body composition while you lose weight. Just doing cardio (like running, biking, ect.) can lead to your body using too much muscle for energy than you may be comfortable with in hindsight

The body has a use it or lose it result with it's muscle. Doing something there will not only give you the wonderful newb gains, but cause a much larger percentage of each pound lost to be pure fat burned.

As for how long, choose something you can do consistently and long term. Going light for 20-30 minutes for months is better than going hard for a week or two and then quitting.

I'd say what you can do with moderate effort in 45-60 minutes
User avatar #20401 - cptmongtard (11/04/2014) [-]
Right, I've played hockey for a while, I broke my foot a few weeks back and had surgery on it today. Is 2 weeks long enough before playing again?
User avatar #20414 to #20401 - jokerjack (11/04/2014) [-]
1) ask your doctor/surgeon not a group of random ass strangers online who have no professional knowledge nor have any idea what in fact you actually did

2) Fuck no. Unless your surgery was super weird. Aren't you on crutches or at the very least a walking cast? I broke my ankle in hockey twice. First time needed a screw in to hold stuff together and took 4 months before I could do competitive stuff again and 8 months before it felt 100% again. Second time I dind't need surgery, but it was still 3 months before I could run and 5 months before planting and cutting didn't hurt.
User avatar #20415 to #20414 - cptmongtard (11/04/2014) [-]
I'm on crutches but can walk fine without
User avatar #20418 to #20415 - jokerjack (11/04/2014) [-]
Ask your doctorr man. Answer will probably be no. Don't do what I did and rush back too soon from an injury, you'll end up doing more damage. I dislocated my shoulder, again in hockey, and started playing again 2-3 weeks later. Ended up tearing my labrum which then needed surgery to fix

On crutches, you do get the most wonderful excuse for "everyday is upper body day" in the weight room though. I'm pretty sure those injuries are the reason I have such a strong bench and overhead press even years later
User avatar #20419 to #20418 - cptmongtard (11/04/2014) [-]
Alright, dude. Thanks a bunch for the advice and I'll phone my doctor and see what he reckons. Some upper body would be good. Ice hockey for 8 years has given me massive thighs compared to my upper body
User avatar #20421 to #20419 - jokerjack (11/04/2014) [-]
hahahaha. I'm the same. Buying jeans sucks. Happens to all us hockey players. Through highschool I ended up with a massive squat. Then i broke my leg, then my bench got as big.
User avatar #20422 to #20421 - cptmongtard (11/04/2014) [-]
Dude, the jeans struggle is so fucking real... Yeah I broke my leg 3 years ago, shoulder last year... Not without it's drawbacks... One being my missing 5 teeth
User avatar #20407 to #20401 - thisismyhandle (11/04/2014) [-]
Call your surgeon and ask them what they think. The time may be different depending on how badly your foot was broken and what exactly they did for surgery.

If I had to guess, though, 2 weeks probably isn't long enough.
User avatar #20408 to #20407 - cptmongtard (11/04/2014) [-]
Alright, dude. Thanks for the help
#20391 - dehumanizer (11/04/2014) [-]
What to eat before/after workout?
User avatar #20416 to #20391 - jokerjack (11/04/2014) [-]
Whatever you personally feel best doing, and then change daily amounts to meet energy needs for your goals. Specifically timing meals around working out has been proved to have next to no effect unless you are an elite, competitive athlete working out at their levels more than once a day.



I personally feel perfectly fine lifting on just coffee and water in my stomach early in the morning

Guy I lift with has to have a bananna and 2 eggs or something that size or he has no energy

He does fine afterward, I would murder a stranger if I didn't get something to eat. I typically have some whey and an apple at the gym, then eat a very meaty sandwich after my first class as that's easy to pack and works for me
User avatar #20392 to #20391 - jayfizzle (11/04/2014) [-]
It really depends. Are you trying to lose weight? Gain weight? Do you have energy in the gym?

Can't go wrong with something wholesome like a glass of milk, eggs, chicken after the gym to get your body rebuilding those torn muscles. The "protein window" is like 30 minutes to an hour after the gym, which is when your body makes good use of any protein you give it.

Before the gym, I personally just make sure I'm not hungry, but also make sure I dont go to the gym on a full stomach. If you're bulking, some carbs/simple sugars for bursts of energy might be good. A sandwich, granola bar, coffee.
User avatar #20411 to #20392 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
>2014
>Believing in the anabolic window
#20393 to #20392 - dehumanizer (11/04/2014) [-]
Just wanna get strong i guess.

I always go in the morning so i have to eat something for breakfast.
User avatar #20394 to #20393 - jayfizzle (11/04/2014) [-]
That's perfectly fine. Just make sure you eat enough protein throughout your day in order to promote muscle growth. About 1-1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight per day is the recommended amount.
#20395 to #20394 - dehumanizer (11/04/2014) [-]
Kind of a problem since im a poor student away from home with no real way to cook.

Also cant get enough sleep.
User avatar #20397 to #20395 - jayfizzle (11/04/2014) [-]
Also, seems like you may have some mental wellness issues you need to address if you're having trouble sleeping. Consider finding help at a campus resource at your school. Theres usually free counseling available.
#20399 to #20397 - dehumanizer (11/04/2014) [-]
Nah eastern europe so dont have those.
User avatar #20396 to #20395 - jayfizzle (11/04/2014) [-]
Not a problem bro. I'm a college student under the poverty line as well. Luckily California gives me some good finaid or else I'd be working some minimum wage job somewhere. What is your monthly budget for food? You can get big without breaking your wallet I guarantee you that.
#20398 to #20396 - dehumanizer (11/04/2014) [-]
|Well its rather sketchy and my survival kinda depends on cooked food in jars sent from home. I guess i could afford atleast basic things like sausages cheese or some veggies but i have no real way of cooking the food. Atleast winter is coming so i can just store it by living it outside. I just dont really know what to eat.
#20402 to #20398 - sugoi (11/04/2014) [-]
Buy protein powder and mix it with your own tears.
Buy protein powder and mix it with your own tears.
#20423 to #20402 - dehumanizer (11/04/2014) [-]
i'll mix it with ur mum's cunt juices m8
User avatar #20463 to #20423 - lotengo (11/05/2014) [-]
good idea, his moms cuntjuices have a high protein lvl as it is.

But srs, protein is the way to go. Buy a cheap bulk whey product. Some internetstore located in my town sells 4kg for 55 euro. Thats pretty cheap for my country. Try looking for a bulk deal
#20465 to #20463 - dehumanizer (11/05/2014) [-]
well im pritty poor and dont know where to buy from
#20428 to #20423 - sugoi (11/04/2014) [-]
How can you when you're still crying over that one girl?
#20458 to #20428 - dehumanizer (11/05/2014) [-]
That girl, WAS YOUR MOTHER!
#20459 to #20458 - sugoi (11/05/2014) [-]
You can't even bag a milf?   
The fuck is wrong with you bro?
You can't even bag a milf?
The fuck is wrong with you bro?
#20460 to #20459 - dehumanizer (11/05/2014) [-]
thats cuz she's fat and ugly, like you
#20464 to #20460 - sugoi (11/05/2014) [-]
And you still couldn't seduce her!
And you still couldn't seduce her!
#20466 to #20464 - dehumanizer (11/05/2014) [-]
i didnt want to
#20467 to #20466 - sugoi (11/05/2014) [-]
Yeah and now look at you crying over her!   
Jeez man I'm running out of laughing gifs...
Yeah and now look at you crying over her!
Jeez man I'm running out of laughing gifs...
#20468 to #20467 - dehumanizer (11/05/2014) [-]
das cuz u got a shitty reaction pic folder
das cuz u got a shitty reaction pic folder
#20484 to #20468 - sugoi (11/05/2014) [-]
And you'll still cry over a fat milf and I'll go on to find more pics.   
And the circle of life continues.
And you'll still cry over a fat milf and I'll go on to find more pics.
And the circle of life continues.
User avatar #20381 - tallzed (11/04/2014) [-]
So I recently started to lose weight, I started at 297 at the beginning of the year and and I am now currently down to 243. I lost the weight too fast and have excess skin, can you recommend a way to get rid of it?
User avatar #20382 to #20381 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
Surgery.
User avatar #20383 to #20382 - tallzed (11/04/2014) [-]
That is not an option for me at this time.
User avatar #20384 to #20383 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
Gain Muscle.
User avatar #20385 to #20384 - tallzed (11/04/2014) [-]
Can you recommend a routine?
User avatar #20386 to #20385 - leal (11/04/2014) [-]
I'd say SS without the GoMad.
User avatar #20387 to #20386 - tallzed (11/04/2014) [-]
Can you elaborate what that means? I have no idea what you are talking about.
User avatar #20389 to #20388 - tallzed (11/04/2014) [-]
Thanks.
User avatar #20378 - alphajunk (11/04/2014) [-]
F U A R K
User avatar #20368 - marinepenguin (11/04/2014) [-]
I wasn't expecting to hit 200 pounds on my current diet until after basic. But I'm 198 right now and still having steady gains. I haven't been making sure to eat enough at all recently and I'm still gaining weight. I wasn't expecting to reach this goal for another year or so, so I'm pretty pumped.
User avatar #20380 to #20368 - alphajunk (11/04/2014) [-]
what kind of substance do you mainly use to bulk other than protein supplements
User avatar #20400 to #20380 - marinepenguin (11/04/2014) [-]
Just whey protein. Never used creatine or anything.
User avatar #20369 to #20368 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
How much have you gained in the past year?
User avatar #20370 to #20369 - marinepenguin (11/04/2014) [-]
Over 50 pounds since September of 13. I was about 175 in April of this year.
User avatar #20371 to #20370 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
What?? How the fuck are you doing this? How the fuck do you go 50 pounds in a year, thats a pound a week!
User avatar #20372 to #20371 - marinepenguin (11/04/2014) [-]
I'd say it was a combination of lifting heavy, eating big, and being a late bloomer like my dad was after high school.
User avatar #20373 to #20372 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
You're still doing the 5x5 or 5x10 (some isolations and such) stuff right?
User avatar #20374 to #20373 - marinepenguin (11/04/2014) [-]
Yes sir. I've incorporated some high rep deadlifts (2 sets of 15) to help solidify my form there recently which was an idea of studbeefpile's. Actually got 205 for 15 tonight.
User avatar #20375 to #20374 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
Nice. I'm guessing having a solid form means you can lift heavier too with physical memory.
User avatar #20376 to #20375 - marinepenguin (11/04/2014) [-]
Basically, I also was needing to solidify my form improvements on the deadlift. I was pulling 325 earlier for a few reps, but with average form. Now I have a lot better form and I feel a lot stronger so I think I could break 4 plates given a few months of work. Plus more weight = higher muscle gains, so that would be awesome.
User avatar #20377 to #20376 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
Gains mains, 5 pounds a week x 52 weeks = 260 gains a year! its le jk
User avatar #20361 - DontDeleteMeAgain (11/04/2014) [-]
There's no real board for this, and I guess this is kinda mental fitness, but I want to try to get into meditating, but have no idea where to look or what to do. Can someone recommend a site/video guides/book/anything? Thanks!
#20356 - Ken M (11/04/2014) [-]
Hello, I am looking for a way to lose weight (doesn't have to be quickly, but she'd a lot of pounds). I am 15 and weigh 187 pounds and sit on my ass all day. I just recently met this girl that I'm really in to, and want to get with. I need to know of a daily routine that would help me out a lot. I have a lot of free time on my hands, considering I do nothing all day. Thanks in advance.
User avatar #20379 to #20356 - alphajunk (11/04/2014) [-]
Do cardio exercises.
It's the main step in losing weight and try to cut off any fatty sugary food.

You're not focusing on gaining muscle,your focus is on losing weight.
User avatar #20359 to #20356 - DontDeleteMeAgain (11/04/2014) [-]
Basically, stop sitting on the couch

Not basically, exercise. It's good that you're in no rush, don't put any pressure on yourself. But just get out there and do something that increases muscle (ie. lifting, running, aerobic/anaerobic training) Muscle requires energy, energy comes from calories, calories are stored in fat. The more muscle, the more calories required to function. If you maintain a steady diet, gaining muscle will do wonders in eating away at the fat. Good luck!
#20363 to #20359 - Ken M (11/04/2014) [-]
Yeah but are there any specific exercises I should do like push ups/curl ups? I've been doing 30 second planks, 15 curl ups and 10 push ups for about 2 weeks twice a day which obviously isn't enough, so I was looking for something indoors. I'm more of a private person.
User avatar #20364 to #20363 - DontDeleteMeAgain (11/04/2014) [-]
When I started out, a friend of mine told me not to worry about the core, because everyone has a six pack, they just have to burn away the fat...But any workouts that build the arm groups, traps, glutes, leg groups, and if you have a treadmill, running/jogging/walking is huge to calorie burning. Bottom line, if you feel sore afterword, you're making progress, so try out several exercises and figure out your personal preferences. I wish there was a clear, straightforeward path to weight loss, but it varies hugely from person to person.
User avatar #20340 - IamKingNothing (11/03/2014) [-]
guys, guys, how to eat healthy?
User avatar #20446 to #20340 - bobvonbobby ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
Just say no... I've just broken the habit as November started. No shit like pizza or cookies my roommate makes, even though I'd have like 10 at a time usually when he makes them. What mentally changed for me is.... I went home for the weekend and ate a ton and a ton of cake. I was like... i'm fucking disgusting. I'm done with this shit. And haven't had any shit foods since. Just constantly remind yourself of your goals and know that you don't need that shit food. Honestly, your body should be treated as a temple, and you're putting trash into it. You'll feel lethargic. Once you start to clean up your diet, the daily slump begins to fade away. You'll feel more energetic and happier. It's totally worth it. I'm just cutting my food intake to drop a few pounds, but in the meantime, I cleaned up my diet. You can do it. Just know when food is shit, don't fucking eat it.
#20354 to #20340 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
>look at nutritional label before eating
User avatar #20403 to #20354 - IamKingNothing (11/04/2014) [-]
yea but how do you say no to shit like chips, sodas and ice cream and chocolate and those fucking things.... i'm supposed to be on a strict fat and protein diet but i can't man
User avatar #20440 to #20403 - donnybergerstory (11/05/2014) [-]
Here's what you do, THROW THAT SHIT OUT. I will be at home and see candy and shit and right before I take a bite I stop myslef and just throw that shit away. You gotta just do it.
#20427 to #20403 - paintskillz (11/04/2014) [-]
Do you really not possess the ability to say no to things that are bad for you? If not, work on your self control first then start cutting back on bad foods until you have them only once a week or so in your diet.
User avatar #20404 to #20403 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/04/2014) [-]
Well you start by approaching the item at question.
Then you speak to it like a human being.
Then you say the english word "no". man just dont be a pussy is the real answer
User avatar #20405 to #20404 - IamKingNothing (11/04/2014) [-]
ya but ad food doesnt taste bad, that is the peoblem
User avatar #20406 to #20405 - IamKingNothing (11/04/2014) [-]
oop, problem
User avatar #20330 - studbeefpile (11/03/2014) [-]
Okay, so the glorious routine that has been working so fantastically for my squat, is not showing the same results for bench. What is working for my legs just isn't working for my chest and tris, so I'm gonna re-write the bench portion of my program.

For kicks and giggles, what type of programming has given you guys the best results on bench?
User avatar #20336 to #20330 - jokerjack (11/03/2014) [-]
Alternating 3x5 and 3x3 and benching twice a week, with increasing 5 pounds each week

Or, you're trimming down? If you have a decent bench there's a strong likelihood you're at the point where you're just lifting to maintain it rather than improve it as you lose fat
User avatar #20333 to #20330 - marinepenguin (11/03/2014) [-]
Okay so I couldn't find the article I was trying to find. But you're trying to cut down right? If that's right then you are not going to increase your bench press much until you start bulking up again.The bench press is most heavily effected by your bodyweight, and then secondly is most effected by your shoulder size and strength. When I gained weight there was a huge jump in my bench press, and then when I got bigger and stronger shoulders there was a second jump in my pressing. If you are losing weight and still maintaining or even gaining a little strength in the bench then awesome. But I wouldn't be expecting to put 10-15 pounds on it while you're cutting.
User avatar #20332 to #20330 - marinepenguin (11/03/2014) [-]
Since you like high volume, I've heard that benching many times a week can help increase your bench press. Lemme try and find the article.
User avatar #20326 - marinepenguin (11/03/2014) [-]
I'm not exactly sure why but I'm more sore from playing dodgeball and basketball the past two days and minimal lifting, then I normally am. It's my shoulders and mid back too.
User avatar #20328 to #20326 - jokerjack (11/03/2014) [-]
You're doing stuff your body isn't used to. I don't believe in the whole muscle confusion fad that went around a few years ago, but switching things up every now and then can definitely be beneficial
User avatar #20331 to #20328 - marinepenguin (11/03/2014) [-]
Yeah I completely agree. Muscle confusion in short intervals can 've good for fat loss, but not much else. But its my shoulder, triceps, obliques, and mid back. It's just a weird bunch of muscles for playing dodgeball and basketball.
User avatar #20308 - toxicskull (11/03/2014) [-]
I'm 185cm tall (6 ft 1) and weigh 91kg, I was wondering what would be my ideal weight? Also what forms of exercise would help to lose weight around my legs, aiming more at my ass and thighs?
User avatar #20316 to #20308 - scandinavianpedo (11/03/2014) [-]
depends strongly on your build, but generally, someone your height should weigh 78kg +/- 10 kg to have a normal BMI.

and you can not choose where to loose fat, either its everywhere or nowhere. but you can however choose to work out your ass and thighs and get more muscle on them.

just eat right and exercise regularly. some good info simplesciencefitness.com/
User avatar #20314 to #20308 - marinepenguin (11/03/2014) [-]
You can lose weight in one area. If you lose weight, you're going to lose it everywhere.
User avatar #20337 to #20314 - toxicskull (11/03/2014) [-]
Ah okay thanks for the info man
#20307 - TokenWhiteKid (11/03/2014) [-]
Does /fitness/ ever transfer their feel of no gf into gym energy? Hit any PRs from it?

video related for me
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIl8qaLcLBg
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User avatar #20313 to #20307 - marinepenguin (11/03/2014) [-]
You don't need a girlfriend to be happy. I stopped working out for girls a long time ago. I have a girlfriend of almost two years and I'd probably be happier single.
User avatar #20301 - hippymofuka (11/03/2014) [-]
Do any of you remember that post, I think it was a 4chan screen grab, it was a guys saying he looks skinny 1 day on the mirror and the next day he looks fat, and then some replays with a nice quote, I dont remember the quote but it was something like a mirror reflects how far you have gone and how far you still have to go. I want to re read that quote. Please any help?
#20300 - Oblivion (11/03/2014) [-]
So I've got a question and was hoping you guys could help me out. I'm also going to use fancy words because I'm an asshat and would love for people to correct me if I'm using them incorrectly. I really want to learn more about this stuff.
I've been doing bodyweight stuff through www.neilarey.com everyday for a couple months now alongside my martial arts. Being ectomorphic I've never really had much of an issue with my weight, however as of late I've been trying to watch what I eat to see if I get any noticeable effect, whether physical or mental. Thus I have found the following quandry.
(TL;DR) Why (and in what situations) is whole milk preferred to it's alternatives?
Thanks in advance.
User avatar #20350 to #20300 - jokerjack (11/04/2014) [-]
I just realized this, thought he was all along but the left says Jessica, did /fit/ turn him gay?
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User avatar #20320 to #20305 - jokerjack (11/03/2014) [-]
Is there another board for martial artists on FJ? We should get one together

I've got a background in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Moving every summer and a few semesters for internships plus with my college town being a smaller place without a legit black belt run gym means I'm bascially a horrible sandbagging white belt as I've been doing this 3 years. I won't compete again until I'm settled into a new gym and have my Blue

Been working on my kickboxing and wrestling slowly. When my shoulder heals up and I get back in cutting range of lightweight I'll take another mma fight this summer I believe. Won my first one last summer with an Americana after muscling out a body lock takedown.

@Oblivion- Whole milk is preferred simply as a cheap and easy way to increase calories. It costs virtually no more than skim, and has an extra 80 calories per 1 cup. Drinking it in mass gives usable ratios of fat, carbs, and protein for most people looking to put on size quickly.

Drinking 32 ounces of milk a day gives close to 600 calories. This is often the amount of excess you want over your daily burn to put on weight, so simply drinking more whole milk allows no other changes to a diet be made to gain
User avatar #20306 to #20305 - Oblivion (11/03/2014) [-]
Shotokan Karate, Ryukyu Kobujutsu, and I've been kickboxing for a while on top of that.
Really interested in Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Kendo. What about yourself?
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User avatar #20366 to #20322 - Oblivion (11/04/2014) [-]
I just love throws and being thrown. It's fun.
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#20302 to #20300 - KungFuZerO (11/03/2014) [-]
When you're trying to put on weight and you don't care about your bf%.
The only difference is the fat content (and amazing taste).
#20293 - lefiddlesticks (11/03/2014) [-]
**lefiddlesticks rolled image** Someone just called me an asshat. How do I gain maximum strength so I may destroy them?
**lefiddlesticks rolled image** Someone just called me an asshat. How do I gain maximum strength so I may destroy them?
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#20327 to #20325 - lefiddlesticks (11/03/2014) [-]
**lefiddlesticks rolled image** Yeah, I was joking. You should kill yourself, though.
**lefiddlesticks rolled image** Yeah, I was joking. You should kill yourself, though.
User avatar #20297 to #20293 - jokerjack (11/03/2014) [-]
Follow advice from Mark Rippetoe and/or Jim Wendler

Still fail because there's no way in hell you beat me short of putting in 4+ years at an mma gym and having a weight class or two on me

Or catching me after I injure myself in hockey again. Fuck I do that too often for it to be my just for fun sport
#20287 - pwnagraphy (11/03/2014) [-]
MY GYM JUST CLOSED DOWN TODAY AT 3 PM

THE ONLY GYM FOR 30 MILES IS PLANET SHITNESS AND THERE'S 4 OF THEM

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