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User avatar #11617 - mondominiman (11/14/2013) [-]
Is it possible to not gain weight even when you're doing nothing. I used to have a physically demanding job and I lost around 60+ pounds and gained alot of muscle in my legs during those months. After the job ended I haven't done a thing for 2 months I would "occasionally" go to the gym every now and then. Alot of the muscle has deteriorated but I haven't gained weight. I don't even eat healthy either so it couldn't be that.
#11646 to #11617 - unncommon (11/16/2013) [-]
Muscle weighs more than fat. So the fat is slowly taking over as the muscle withers away.
User avatar #11647 to #11646 - mondominiman (11/16/2013) [-]
Will you gain muscle back faster if you start to exercise the old muscle.Or do you have to work on it as if you didn't workout at all.
#11648 to #11647 - unncommon (11/16/2013) [-]
Uhh to my understanding after you've already developed a muscle it's easier to redevelop.
Imagine it as a house that's rotted out, it's easier to repair one with an existing foundation than to build it from the ground up.
User avatar #11649 to #11648 - mondominiman (11/16/2013) [-]
Perfect analogy right there.
#11625 to #11617 - Womens Study Major (11/14/2013) [-]
As long as you're not consuming at a caloric surplus, you won't gain weight
User avatar #11626 to #11625 - mondominiman (11/14/2013) [-]
Well I haven't been eating that much seeing as since i'm not doing anything I'm really hungry. I eat like twice a day and they're not even big meals more like small snacks.
User avatar #11623 to #11617 - alphabethsoop (11/14/2013) [-]
The muscle you are losing is turning into fat so you won't gain any weight until after all the muscle that you gained from that job turns to fat.
#11615 - unncommon (11/14/2013) [-]
I've been sick for ever. I lost five pounds and haven't lifted in two weeks. Tomorrow's arms day (doing bodybuilding to get some size back). After that Legs/Core, then Chest/Back.
>pic is my agenda for tomorrow
It's amazing how much you lose in such little time, hopefully it comes back easily but I'm not sure.
Once I'm satisfied with bodybuilding I'm going to focus more on function and do maybe 1 - 3 BB sessions a week.
#11616 to #11615 - Womens Study Major (11/14/2013) [-]
>Putting the number of reps first instead of sets
>Three different types of curls
>Skull-crushers and no the superior lying tricep extension variation
>Tricep kick-backs
>Totally neglecting forearms and grip strength on an arm day
>No shoulders in routine

C'mon my nigga
User avatar #11620 to #11616 - unncommon (11/14/2013) [-]
Plus dude those hammer curls work the fuck out of my forearms.
User avatar #11619 to #11616 - unncommon (11/14/2013) [-]
That's because I do W.O.D.'s that I come up with throughout the week. Yesterday it was plyrometrics and that fuckin' burned my forearms when I was doing explosive pull-ups on a squishy bar.
User avatar #11612 - darkcomplextion (11/14/2013) [-]
Hey guys what are you:
Bench Pressing
Dead lifting
#11674 to #11612 - walmartysghost **User deleted account** (11/20/2013) [-]
do you want max or workout sets
User avatar #11628 to #11612 - tittentei (11/15/2013) [-]
never maxed squat, but I guess it's around 80kg
max bench = 87.5kg
max deadlift = 150kg

i dont really focus on strength anymore, just wanna build some mass
User avatar #11613 to #11612 - darkcomplextion (11/14/2013) [-]
Im basically dyel mode so all of mines are at one plate
#11608 - Womens Study Major (11/14/2013) [-]
ITT: prove you pick things up and put them down
ITT: prove you pick things up and put them down
User avatar #11654 to #11608 - dafuckisthisshit (11/16/2013) [-]
chore list
#11601 - darkcomplextion (11/13/2013) [-]
am i right
am i right
#11602 to #11601 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2013) [-]
wood berry
User avatar #11593 - stafeezy (11/13/2013) [-]
fat fuck here (not really),

I need motivation. tell me the one thing that would get me up off my ass for sure.

User avatar #11651 to #11593 - unncommon (11/16/2013) [-]
There's cake in the fridge.
#11652 to #11651 - unncommon (11/16/2013) [-]
I mean, honestly bro. You can look to friends or who ever the fuck for motivation but at the end of the day it's just you and your body. It's not us and your body.
The Ultimate Motivational Clip - Rise & Shine!
If you want to get off your ass and without but can't because you just don't have it in you then you're not ready. I'll try to give you motivation today (see video) but I'm not always gonna be here.
Lift heavy bro.
#11635 to #11593 - ehzio ONLINE (11/15/2013) [-]
Enter the gym as a Man
Leave as a Titan
#11589 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
I think my arms are too big. Is there any way to keep the strength that I have but loose the muscle bulk? I know it's not the greatest picture but it shows my arms at their worst
#11603 to #11589 - sommerli (11/13/2013) [-]
Some shoulder and triceps hell, some biceps too action is HAWT.. Unless you got the genes to turn in to Marit Bjørgen of course.
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#11597 to #11589 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2013) [-]
Low reps, high weight.

1-5 reps for strength
8-12 for muscular hypertrophy
12+ for endurance

Is that a boy scout next to you?
User avatar #11607 to #11597 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
It was halloween and a lot of my guy friends dressed up as boyscouts
#11585 - rety (11/13/2013) [-]
Sup guys.
I'm a wrestler, 5'9", 149.6, 12.3% body fat.
I have to get to 145 weight class before saturday, any tips or anything?
User avatar #11609 to #11585 - philliyoMLB (11/14/2013) [-]
Hey I wrestle too, same weight as you except I gotta go to 138 I would say do a bunch of 20 downs and championship minutes while in sweats. also stay away from too much water.
User avatar #11604 to #11585 - sommerli (11/13/2013) [-]
Dont drink too much water or other stuff, dont eat yourself full. Not sure if cardio for 3 days will help too much.
#11574 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2013) [-]
What's your resting heart rate alphabethsoop?

Inb4 sub 60
User avatar #11664 to #11574 - delphine (11/17/2013) [-]
my resting heart rate has always been fast. It used to run around 100bpm until I started running and after 2 years it's down to 80bpm. Still high, but normal.
User avatar #11587 to #11574 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
its seems to be about 80 why do you ask?
#11596 to #11587 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2013) [-]
Was just wondering since you run a lot and shit. I would have expected it to be a lot lower for you actually since mine's about 80 and I haven't ran in months

Lowest I got it to was 60
User avatar #11606 to #11596 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
Maybe it has to do with my asthma or something lol
User avatar #11582 to #11574 - sommerli (11/12/2013) [-]
How does hearth rate affect you? Not as in OP, but "you" the general person.
User avatar #11583 to #11582 - thisismyhandle ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
If you have a stronger heart, your heart rate will be slower because it can pump the same amount of blood in less "beats". This makes the heart's job while resting much easier. Also, if you ever need to pump a ton of blood somewhere for the oxygen, your heart is far better equipped to do so.

It's almost like you need to do a bunch of 20 pound bicep curls and you trained so that you can curl up to 100. You will be able to curl the 20 much easier than if you hadn't made your muscles stronger, but you also can lift that 100 if need be.

[spoiler] That was not my best analogy, but I think you get my point. [/spoiler]
User avatar #11570 - delphine (11/12/2013) [-]
I've always run either outside or on a track, but now that it's getting cold out and I have no access to the indoor track at college, I'm forced to join a gym and use a treadmill. But I have a secret confession: I am secretly afraid of treadmills. I don't like the idea of the ground moving so fast underneath me. I used to have dreams of falling on a treadmill and knocking my all teeth out.

How can this girl get over her irrational fear of treadmills?
User avatar #11588 to #11570 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
Running in the cold is great. Just buy some nice running tights and get a windbreaker or some long sleeve shirts and you will be fine. Trust me, you will love it.
User avatar #11590 to #11588 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
Also if you live where it snows a lot then you really only just need to do is wear think long socks. You should be fine without much more on if you are doing long distances and the snow will increase your workout intensity which will make you 10times better in the spring when it really matters.
User avatar #11594 to #11590 - delphine (11/13/2013) [-]
You must live somewhere warm. I live in North Dakota... Negative 20 degrees. 2 feet of snow is a mild year. Last year there were parts of the trail with drifts taller than me. There are days school and work is canceled because the cold is too dangerous to leave your house. I don't think cozy socks will help. We are a hardy breed, but not insane.
User avatar #11595 to #11594 - delphine (11/13/2013) [-]
also, don't forget that lovely straight line wind that blows colder air and snow in your face. Could bring that -20 to a -30 with wind chills. Oof-da!
#11573 to #11570 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2013) [-]
Winter is the best weather to run in. Run outside and stop being a pussy. Fuck treadmills
#11581 to #11573 - delphine (11/12/2013) [-]
Hell no, I'd have to be insane. I live in North Dakota. There are many days when they don't plow the sidewalks, and everything is covered in ice. Some winters we'll have 3 feet of snow with drifts taller than me, and other days it hits -20degF. It is simply not possible.
#11584 to #11581 - Womens Study Major (11/12/2013) [-]
That sucks

I hate treadmills. Try not to die using one
User avatar #11586 to #11584 - delphine (11/13/2013) [-]
I do too... I hate ellipticals too. It reminds me of a gerbil on a wheel, running outside is much better.
User avatar #11572 to #11570 - ehzio ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
go slow and then go fast, I had a tough time switching to treadmills when it started snowing and the ground started freezing, just take your time and go slow and find the speed that you'll be ok with
User avatar #11569 - lolpandas (11/12/2013) [-]
ITT Favorite weight to be at?

175lbs is damn perfect for me, too lean (~160) and I feel tired.
User avatar #11591 to #11569 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
98lbs because I never want to reach 100 and 99 is too close for comfort.
User avatar #11614 to #11591 - giraffodil (11/14/2013) [-]
I am so glad you posted this. I'm 4'10 and 90 pounds and I was afraid I was too skinny but you're short and around that weight too so I feel better.
User avatar #11618 to #11614 - alphabethsoop (11/14/2013) [-]
I know right and everyone always picks you up or makes you eat and you wonder if youre too skinny even though youre a perfectly normal body weight!
#11598 to #11591 - Womens Study Major (11/13/2013) [-]
Shit my nigga, how tall are you?

>98lb girl that can bench 80lbs

I'm mirin
User avatar #11610 to #11598 - alphabethsoop (11/14/2013) [-]
i'm 5ft how tall are you?
User avatar #11621 to #11610 - birdss (11/14/2013) [-]
YOU GREW. I'm proud of you.
User avatar #11622 to #11621 - alphabethsoop (11/14/2013) [-]
Thanks it took a lot of effort
#11611 to #11610 - Womens Study Major (11/14/2013) [-]
You're way shorter than I expected. I'm about 5'11 or so

You can nearly bench your body weight though. That's pretty impressive
#11560 - ehzio ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Hail fitness of Funnyjunk, for I have a question.

So my running shoes just got ripped to the point where the hard part of my shoe is now sticking out enough to actually cut the skin where my calcaneus would be. So instead of running for my cardio which I do everyday besides saturday, I've switched to jump ropes. I do wear my lifting shoes since they are the only shoes I have left and are flat footed and so I was wondering, does anyone find jump ropes harder/more intense than running? or no?
User avatar #11592 to #11560 - alphabethsoop (11/13/2013) [-]
Buy new running shoes or you can always try pool running which is a cardio workout but no impact so you actually heal yourself at the same time.
User avatar #11567 to #11560 - lolpandas (11/12/2013) [-]
Yup, but I can't jump rope as long as I can run so it evens out more or less.
User avatar #11571 to #11567 - ehzio ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
But I was wondering, does jump roping burn more calories than running? or is it the same/not the same/ or no?
#11564 to #11560 - IronWill (11/11/2013) [-]
Why can't you just buy new running shoes?
User avatar #11565 to #11564 - ehzio ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
I don't have enough money as of right now to buy new ones
#11555 - Womens Study Major (11/11/2013) [-]
thumb me up because i'm funny
User avatar #11553 - teoberry (11/10/2013) [-]
Can anyone here (preferably who's played either sport) give me some good lacrosse or rugby workouts? My school does some rugby ones, but our weight room got flooded and I have no idea when they start.
User avatar #11765 to #11553 - pringlez (11/26/2013) [-]
Our lacrosse conditioning is coming up soon, so I'll let you know what we did each day. If you help me remember, I'll post on /fitness/ every Tuesday and Thursday of that days workouts. A lot of it was cardio and strong legs though, I'll tell you that much. Lot's of long, good-paced jogs, and a lot of leg workouts.
User avatar #11768 to #11765 - teoberry (11/26/2013) [-]
Aight sweet. What position are you?
User avatar #11781 to #11768 - pringlez (11/27/2013) [-]
Uh, heh, that's a good question. I dunno yet, it's up in the air right now. Our JV team needs a goalie, which I can do, but my coaches had planned for me to have varsity prep as a defensive middie, but I also played some LSM on our fall team, and I've played attack all of my life. So not too sure.
User avatar #11784 to #11781 - teoberry (11/27/2013) [-]
Sweet. I'm not as familiar with field, I'm a box guy myself, but middie is for sure master race. Also, fuck being goalie, dat shit cray
User avatar #11787 to #11784 - pringlez (11/27/2013) [-]
Goalie is a hell of a lot of fun actually. And don't box goalies wear like hockey goalie pads?
User avatar #11575 to #11553 - thisismyhandle ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
Do you have access to the weights or are you looking for a non-lifting routine?
User avatar #11576 to #11575 - teoberry (11/12/2013) [-]
I do have gym access with free weight, but I'm switching to a trainer only, smaller gym type thing.
User avatar #11577 to #11576 - thisismyhandle ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
If you're going to have a trainer, why do you need a workout routine from here?
User avatar #11578 to #11577 - teoberry (11/12/2013) [-]
I still have about a month left at the first gym, so I'll do that until I can go to the other place.
User avatar #11579 to #11578 - thisismyhandle ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
Well, if you want to get stronger, you could go for a simple routing like this:

Bench Press: 5x5
Deadlift: 5x5
Squat: 5x5

If you did this three times a week for a month, you would definitely improve overall as well as develop a good overall strength base, especially because they are all compound exercises. If you do these exercises for only 5 reps at a time, make sure you don't go to failure because you can hurt yourself pretty easily that way.

Also, you may want to run a bit to get in shape. In case you don't have a routine for that already, you could try this:

Sprint (100%) for 15 seconds, rest for 60 seconds -- complete for a total of 12 times

You would want to do this 3 days/week as well. If this is too easy, you could lower the rest time to 45 seconds or even 30 seconds, and if that is still too easy, raise the sprint time to 30 seconds.
User avatar #11580 to #11579 - teoberry (11/12/2013) [-]
Aight, thanks man.
User avatar #11539 - brokenmemories **User deleted account** (11/09/2013) [-]
What did I just walk into?
The board of assholes and tools!?
#11540 to #11539 - Womens Study Major (11/09/2013) [-]
Your fedora is showing.
User avatar #11544 to #11540 - brokenmemories **User deleted account** (11/10/2013) [-]
only that fedoras are for fat asses
User avatar #11556 to #11544 - HURLEYSURFERDUDE (11/11/2013) [-]
No. Fedoras were typically worn by men of class and style. Just because some neckbeards tried to increase their nonexistant sex appeal with them does NOT make the fedora THEIR thing.

Educate yourself, fool.
User avatar #11562 to #11556 - brokenmemories **User deleted account** (11/11/2013) [-]
It was for men of class but they no longer wear them seen as how the neck beards made it theirs.
Get real fool
User avatar #11533 - crewlove (11/09/2013) [-]
Is it a better idea to do a calisthenics workout 3 days a week and jog/run 3 other days, or to do a smaller calisthenic workout & jog together 6 days a week?
User avatar #11530 - mexicanfood (11/08/2013) [-]
Stats Thread? 5'7 150 pounds

240 pound deadlift
130 pound bench

those are the only things I keep track of
User avatar #11568 to #11530 - lolpandas (11/12/2013) [-]
5'7 165lbs

315x5 deadlift
205x5 bench
125x5 ohp
225x5 squat

My weights end at 315 (home gym) so it's been stalling my deadlift, the rest are meh and have dropped a lot since august when I was 178lbs. Miss that 1plate ohp.
User avatar #11557 to #11530 - ehzio ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
6'0 195lb

315lb Deadlift
145lb bench....

I'm not very good with my chest and I don't know why..... but apparently my brother is the same way but not my dad
User avatar #11633 to #11557 - hawaiianhappysauce (11/15/2013) [-]
Dude, same here. I bench around 165 and deadlift 315 and squat 315. I switched to Free weights for chest. It pushes your chest together which is good.
User avatar #11634 to #11633 - ehzio ONLINE (11/15/2013) [-]
I wish they would even out, I wouldn't mind going like 200lb on bench if i can stick with 200 on legs and deadlift. It just so hard on my chest. Everyone says leg days are hard, but i find leg days the most fun and easiest.

Chest days for me sucks
User avatar #11636 to #11634 - hawaiianhappysauce (11/15/2013) [-]
It's really genetics. You have a naturally stronger back and butt.
#11637 to #11636 - ehzio ONLINE (11/15/2013) [-]
Is this your way of checking me out? Oh you're so silly
User avatar #11638 to #11637 - hawaiianhappysauce (11/15/2013) [-]
Also, you should do flies too. Those are underappreciated.
User avatar #11639 to #11638 - ehzio ONLINE (11/15/2013) [-]
I do do them! Although I should read up on what it actually does....
User avatar #11537 to #11530 - thisismyhandle ONLINE (11/09/2013) [-]
230 pounds

I bench with dumbbells, and I tend to keep my lifts above 5 reps per set to minimize stress on my joints and keep sarcoplasmic hypertrophy high, so I don't have much of anything for max stats. My best guess:

~185 bench
~275 deadlift
At least 315 for squat
User avatar #11534 to #11530 - sigcurtis (11/09/2013) [-]
180 pounds

Bench 150 pounds, (had 180 a while back, lost my gains due to being sick as fuck)
deadlift 250 on a good day
User avatar #11529 - alphabethsoop (11/07/2013) [-]
First day back running after my 10 day off season and I have learned 3 things--
1. Holy fuck it got cold out
2. Don't run 8 miles on your first day back
3. People from my school will always drive by while I'm taking my inhaler
#11531 to #11529 - Womens Study Major (11/08/2013) [-]
Running in the winter is superior to running in any other weather
User avatar #11536 to #11531 - alphabethsoop (11/09/2013) [-]
It's my favourite season to run in!
#11541 to #11536 - Womens Study Major (11/09/2013) [-]
tfw I haven't ran in months cause I'm bulking

h-hold me beth
User avatar #11543 to #11541 - alphabethsoop (11/10/2013) [-]
cool kid what are you bulking for anon?
#11554 to #11543 - Womens Study Major (11/10/2013) [-]
Just trying to get strong as fuck
User avatar #11523 - mrantony (11/07/2013) [-]
Just wondering, is there anything I can do to help with soreness? Other than a little brandy. Brandy works but wears off pretty quick.
User avatar #11766 to #11523 - pringlez (11/26/2013) [-]
Do NOT overwork sore muscles. The soreness is the body repairing the cells to create new ones so that the muscles can withstand the workload you just put on it.
#11526 to #11523 - Womens Study Major (11/07/2013) [-]
Mobility work, stretching, and foam rolling can help a bit. The best thing to do is just workout again though. Working the sore muscles is really the only sure way to get rid of soreness
#11527 to #11526 - Womens Study Major (11/07/2013) [-]
Fuck, it repeated and I look like a fool now
#11525 to #11523 - Womens Study Major (11/07/2013) [-]
Mobility work, stretching, and foam rolling can help a bit. The best thing to do is just workout again though. Working the sore muscles is really the only sure way to get rid of soreness
User avatar #11521 - attifyon (11/06/2013) [-]
Need some workout music, rap/metal/electronic preferred. I'm getting tired of the gym's own playlist which seems to be made of Usher and LMFAO songs specifically.
User avatar #11605 to #11521 - sommerli (11/13/2013) [-]
W&W, Sub Focus, Spektrem - Shrine, Porter Robinson. <-Pretty much drum and bass or party.
As for rock, the only bands that does it for me is Disturbed, Three Days Grace and Slipknot.
#11522 to #11521 - Womens Study Major (11/06/2013) [-]
>Lifting to anything that isn't DMX
User avatar #11528 to #11522 - teoberry (11/07/2013) [-]
Listen to anon, attifyon. DMX is the only music you can lift to
User avatar #11545 to #11528 - silverzepher (11/10/2013) [-]
d-12 fight music?
User avatar #11546 to #11545 - teoberry (11/10/2013) [-]
Depends, is that DMX?
User avatar #11547 to #11546 - silverzepher (11/10/2013) [-]
no it is d-12, listen to it, might like it, don't know if you would lift to it, but being a southpaw i don't lift too much because my stance fucks with people enough to where it doesn't matter if they are 1000 pounds of steel, they still don't understand how my feet can be like that
User avatar #11548 to #11547 - teoberry (11/10/2013) [-]
I've heard that song plently of times, I just don't listen to that while lifting. It's DMX with the occasional African rap song thrown in there. And I've never seen a lefty's stance at the gym, I'll have to check it out. What's it like?
User avatar #11549 to #11548 - silverzepher (11/10/2013) [-]
ever shadow box?
User avatar #11550 to #11549 - teoberry (11/10/2013) [-]
User avatar #11551 to #11550 - silverzepher (11/10/2013) [-]
when you take your stance a orthodox puts left arn & leg forward(weaker parts, let them take the hits). i as a south paw lead with my rights, but shadow boxing is something that comes to a southpaw easier than a orthodox. shodow boxing puts you against a person in the opposite stance, IE my shadow is an orthodox, what most people are, while theirs is a southpaw(rare), so they don't think they have to worry about us because we have fewer people. Oscar De La Hoya is a southpaw, or that is what they have him under, don't know if he switches durring fights though.
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