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User avatar #30288 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
I have a question fitness, how long does it normally take to see results when weight lifting?
User avatar #30334 to #30288 - nimba (04/30/2015) [-]
Depends how well you're working and eating. It took me years to see any results because I lacked commitment to gym and diet and didn't know what I was doing. Back when I got a bit smarter and more willed I saw some aesthetic results in a couple months.
User avatar #30314 to #30288 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
I started noticing serious progress after about 3 months. If you are working out right and eating enough, you should have no issues building muscle.
User avatar #30310 to #30288 - fuzzybutt (04/30/2015) [-]
I started noticing larger and more defined muscles after about 4 - 6 weeks. generally my arms, back and legs were the most noticeable. Always had a big chest so it doesn't look much different and my bodyfat % is still a little too high for visible abs, but I'm workout out for strength rather than looks.

It slowed down quite quickly initially though since I wasn't eating enough but I finally fixed it and I'm back on track.

Really does depend on your workout intensity, rest time, diet and surprisingly, sleep habits.
User avatar #30311 to #30310 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
Idk. I guess I see a difference, but I want more. Idk. It's. Weird. Lol
User avatar #30329 to #30311 - fuzzybutt (04/30/2015) [-]
At the time I didn't think I did but the first time it was a comment from someone else was when I started actually believing I looked different. And it ain't fast, there isn't a great deal you can do to speed it up. I've been working out for about 5 months now and physique wise I don't look too much different.

When I started though, I couldn't even do a single pullup unless I jumped, and even then I could only do 1. Now I can do multiple sets of roughly 6 with relative ease. It's a much better way to track progress, take an exercise that when you started was beyond your ability and try it over and over every week and see how it steadily gets easier.
User avatar #30290 to #30288 - leal (04/30/2015) [-]
1-2 months?
User avatar #30291 to #30290 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
What's with the question mark? I've been going for that long and i do notice a change, but maybe I'm not satisfied? I don't know
User avatar #30292 to #30291 - leal (04/30/2015) [-]
Because everything is relative.
User avatar #30293 to #30292 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
Explain?
User avatar #30294 to #30293 - leal (04/30/2015) [-]
It's different for everyone?





Go take steroids if you aren't satisfied with your progress.
Progress is progress, if you aren't happy with your progress go train harder instead of bitching about it.
User avatar #30296 to #30294 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
Also, I. Was considering of getting at booster at least, since I have a feminine shape... I was also thinking I'd getting roids, but idk. That seems unhealthy.
User avatar #30313 to #30296 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Don't do steroids. Or take any sort of boosters.
User avatar #30295 to #30294 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
T.T I can't train any harder, if you look at my last post I go 2 times a day, 3 - 4 days out of the week. I go for 3 hours, if I'm not working or sleeping or eatting im in the gym. T. T I HAVE NOTHING ELSE, OKAY?! don't judge me.
User avatar #30297 to #30295 - leal (04/30/2015) [-]
You shouldn't be going twice a day, especially as a beginner.
User avatar #30298 to #30297 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
Only pepole who consider themselves "beginners." are the people that always will. "go big or go home" mentality here... Like I said, I have nothing else man. I wanted to kill myself yesterday because I couldn't go to the gym since I hurt my back between work and gym.
User avatar #30299 to #30298 - leal (04/30/2015) [-]
That is just about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

Never get into rock climbing you will fucking die.
User avatar #30300 to #30299 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
Why would I rock climb? And why would I die? You're rather a mean person.
User avatar #30302 to #30300 - leal (04/30/2015) [-]
"Only pepole who consider themselves "beginners." are the people that always will."

Fucking retarded as shit.

Go deadlift 405kg if you're some fucking profesional bodybuilder.

There's nothing wrong with being a beginner but being in bad faith about it is just fucking stupid.
User avatar #30330 to #30302 - loomiss ONLINE (04/30/2015) [-]
Why are you always so aggressive and grumpy?
Take it easy pal
#30371 to #30330 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
Hahahahaha xD yourself.
User avatar #30372 to #30371 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
What are you gonna do facebook harass my girlfriend? god you're pathetic
User avatar #30373 to #30372 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
Me?

Nah I'm not a fuckboy like you.

Just wanted her to know how much of a jack ass you are.
User avatar #30374 to #30373 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
Well it didn't work, sorry your efforts failed.
It was a good effort though I will admit, sry captain neckbeard
User avatar #30351 to #30330 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
How do I know from just your comment that you're a whiney bitch who never accomplishes anything?


User avatar #30356 to #30351 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
hahaha Oh my lord, get over yourself. Do you have some god complex or something?
Like I am surprised anyone here even responds to you anymore. You're such a dick
#30364 to #30356 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
You're 19?
Your profile picture on FB makes you look like a 12 year old with acute alcohol fetal syndrome.
P.S.
I've never done anything past hugging with a girl who is lower than a 7 and it's the girls who find me. I don't have time to go running after women like some kind of fuckboy.
User avatar #30365 to #30364 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
Oh my god xD
I can't even respond to you anymore you're so pathetic
Dude good luck in life being such a loser
You already lost this argument stop embarrassing yourself
#30366 to #30365 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
The best part?
People tell me I'm unphotogetic.
so what you see is me at my worst.

Literally must suck living life being ugly, I wouldn't know my life is on easy mode.

But yeah sure Austin, have fun with Annie you know the ugly girl you've convinced yourself you love after all the pretty ones that the attractive guys are fucking turned you down?
We'll see who's won this "argument" which is literally none existent considering you've already lost the genetic lottery once she cheats on you for someone who actually has a cock and balls between his legs, but don't worry it'll be a mistake she'll have been "drunk" and she'll still "love" you.

Women don't fucking know what love is you fool.
User avatar #30367 to #30366 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
woah woah woah way 2edgy4me tone it down you melodramatic fuckboy
You got my name right nice, but her name isn't "annie" not even close.
Yeah my captain of the dance team girlfriend who runs everyday, quit being such a faggot
Thanks for making me laugh though this shit is funny.
#30369 to #30367 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
Suck on these nuts bitch.
User avatar #30370 to #30369 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
hahahaha xD
User avatar #30368 to #30367 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
You're from fucking minnesota dude you don't know shit about the world.
#30357 to #30356 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
AH my bad.   
You're female.   
Hate what you can't get more.
AH my bad.
You're female.
Hate what you can't get more.
User avatar #30358 to #30357 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
I don't know why I even respond to your bait at this point.
I can't comprehend such autsim
User avatar #30359 to #30358 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
Let me break it down for you.
On a scale of 1-10.
I'm an 8.
And you're what? a 6 at best?
and because I am a lot more beautiful than you physically, you hate the fact that I won't give you the D because I would only do so with attractive people who are on my par genetics wise, so as to pass strong and attractive genes to my future children. Unfortunately for you I'm afraid your genetics would bring our potential children down two points, and judging by your seething rage and irrational bitchiness you are more than likely a tumblerina slut.
User avatar #30361 to #30359 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
im a 19 year old guy with a girlfriend
You, an 8?
You are on par with neckbeards
#30362 to #30361 - leal (05/01/2015) [-]
You can ask your girlfriend.
But you probably don't have one, considering you are a fucking whiney bitch who will never fucking grab life by the balls and will stay a virgin till you commit suicide during your early 40s.
#30363 to #30362 - loomiss ONLINE (05/01/2015) [-]
Bold move chief
Don't cry too much I'm sure youll find a 6 for yourself <3
User avatar #30304 to #30302 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
That would be a power lifter and yes, I'm fucking working to do that.

My older brother deadlift 600lbs and squats 705 and I can barely do 135 for ten deadlift and squat.

I'm not going to lie and say that I'm strong. But I'm working towards something as hard as possible. I just want to be there now. Lol sucks that it takes so much time. And I also have nothing to show off. I'm sure I'm like... The worst built here. Or anywhere for that matter. I suck yo.
User avatar #30340 to #30304 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
to be fair, that's not me, i don't know enough to train anyone really (although i am a girl, and still stronger than you ) but i know enough to recognise good advice and bullshit when i see it

listen to leal
User avatar #30338 to #30304 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
he's saying you're weak and don't have a clue what you're doing, which is the truth. You're trying to brush it off with motivational bullshit.

You need rest to heal and gain strength, Working out twice a day is accomplishing nothing. Stop it. Listen to people who have a clue.
User avatar #30317 to #30304 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
This stuff takes time man, it takes years to reach levels of advanced strength and size. You aren't going to get there in 6 months, a year, or even two years. Working out twice a day will only hurt you more then help you. Settle down, find something that works, improve every workout in some way, eat right and stick with it. You'll see progress eventually, enjoy the journey.
User avatar #30287 - mookiea (04/30/2015) [-]
Anybody goes mountain biking on here? I got a great garage kept mongoose mountain bike off craigslist for $40 things was like $250 brand new. Hands down weirdest craigslist deal I have ever done, so weird I was packing, want the story for it? it's in the spoiler Okay, so I saw this bike on craigslist for $50, thing look great for being a couple years old. I have never done any mountain biking so I didn't want to spend $300 on one. So I call this guy up, his add says it is in Johnson city Tennessee. But he says he is in elizabethton tn, about a 30 minute drive. So he says he needs one of his friends to give him a ride, etc. But he could mot find anyone. So I was like. I can come and pick you up, take you to jc and then drive you back to etown. if you sell me the bike for $40. So I decided it was a good idea to bring some heat, concealed of course. I picked him up, and took him to his camper to get his bike, I'm pretty sure he was snorting pills, since they are huge in Tennessee. And I have done my far share to know this. But that was that. He was a chill dude, and it went down good, got a nice bike for $40. Still, weird craigslist deal. And that is why I got the mountain bike to begin with. I have been an addict of those pain pills since I was 15, I'm 21 now. I am fed up with spending $300 a week on pills. And exercising, riding and just staying active has let me quit cold turkey and I feel fucking great. But my question is. The seat is hard as a fucking rock. What is like the best possible seat I can buy. Lets say money isn't an issue, but I also don't want to spend $150 on a seat. What seats you you recommend that makes love to my ass, inb4 dildo seat. And just any other tips as well for riding. I think I need a weaker springs. I like to go to Bays Mountain and ride, absolutely beautiful place. Bitch to climb but the down hill ride is amazing. To bad no one lived near me in Tennessee and wanted to join in my adventures. But yes, best fucking seat?
User avatar #30279 - Zarke (04/30/2015) [-]
So, I'm unhappy with my level of fitness at this point in time. I used to be in good shape, but now my flexibility is shot, I feel weak, and I have so many bad habits that it's going to be tough to fix this mess (as some of you may deduce, my sleep schedule's fucked, too). The thing I'm going to struggle with the most is diet. Mine is awful. It'd be a huge help if some of you could suggest a handful of meals and portion sizes I could stick to and help me reign it in a bit.
User avatar #30342 to #30279 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
if you want to lose weight, a great meal is just to throw peppers, mushrooms, peas, onions, and a tin of chopped tomatoes in a wok. Add cumin and chilli powder all you like.

you can make a vast meal with something like 250 kcal
User avatar #30345 to #30342 - Zarke (04/30/2015) [-]
Shit, that sounds good. Thanks man!
User avatar #30355 to #30345 - nanako (05/01/2015) [-]
www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/documents/StudyRecipes.pdf

This is imo the best way to lose weight fast. a very low calorie diet will cause you to lose some strength too, but if you had hardly any to begin with, it won't really be an issue.

A protein shake alone is a pretty decent meal
User avatar #30379 to #30355 - Zarke (05/01/2015) [-]
I'm not looking for such an intense cut, and I do want to get my strength back up, but I can definitely use that as a framework to fix my diet. Thanks again!
User avatar #30277 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
Just so you guys know, I didn't forget about the last QnA thread, I've just been waaay too busy to make the video. I have it marked, and I will get to it eventually though....
User avatar #30272 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Also, I've ran a variation of p/p/l for nearly two years now and I'm getting pretty bored with it. Really considering switching to an Upper/Lower split with a schedule like this:

Upper (low reps, high weight)
Lower (high reps, low weight)
off
Upper (high reps, low weight
Lower (low weight, low reps)

I figure that mixing high rep with low rep would put less stress on my CNS.

Probably stick to dips, incline bench, rear OHP, and rows/pullups as main movements on Upper day. But I'm not sure how lower day would work. Would it be a good idea to squat and deadlift during the same day? I've never done that, so I'll have to look into some things to see what the best approach may be.
User avatar #30276 to #30272 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
You can squat and dead on the same day, but I would never do both heavy.

ex: Deadlift for 2 sets in the 8-10 rep range (no grinders), and follow with 3 sets of light weight pause squats with a focus on speed, with a rep range of 3-6.

ex 2: Squat for 3 sets in the 5-8 rep range, followed by 1 set of 8-10 on a light variation (deficit deadlift, Romanian, snatch grip).
User avatar #30280 to #30276 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
I might do something like that. I like the idea of squatting and deadlifting twice a week.
User avatar #30281 to #30280 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
Yeah, a lot of programs have 2xweek squats and deads, so it's definitely do-able, just not super heavy.
User avatar #30282 to #30281 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Well sure, I like the idea more because I'll get more practice with them and my technique will improve.
User avatar #30284 to #30282 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
Just make sure all your reps are total quality. Don't wanna drill any improper patterns.
User avatar #30283 to #30282 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
Yeah man, get that mastery of the movements.
User avatar #30271 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Found out yesterday that my college cafe sells eggs, bacon, sausage, etc for breakfast.

Now I can make my shitty college diet a little less shitty by eating a decent breakfast every day.
#30274 to #30271 - Absolute Madman (04/30/2015) [-]
At least now you can enjoy the holy trinity of breakfast meats daily
User avatar #30264 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
My calluses hurt, like all the time, whenever i grip a bar
its been like this for weeks now, maybe a month.

it's making pull exercises really hard, deadlift and row mostly, but also pullups. i naturally have to grip the bar tightly and it feels like the bar has long spikes on it.

resting doesnt seem to help, ive tried going for 4 days in a row without a workout
User avatar #30265 to #30264 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Try filing them down like you would your nails. Sometimes that helps. Usually my calluses hurt after my grip has really been strained, so after my pull day they'll hurt especially. So you shouldn't work a lot of pulling movements several days in a row, so usually you'd want mix and match pull days with legs or pressing movements for a break.
User avatar #30266 to #30265 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
After rereading that, I realise how poorly worded and confusing it is.
User avatar #30263 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Gonna try zercher squats my next leg day.
User avatar #30269 to #30263 - nyawgga (04/30/2015) [-]
just when you thought squats could not get any weirder
User avatar #30270 to #30269 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
They're great for overall leg, core, and upper back strength, plus it's a bitch to do because the awkward hold allows you to go deeper while making it harder to breathe, which makes longer sets a bitch to do if you can even stand to hold the weight.
User avatar #30253 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
I hit myself in the chin with a 50kg barbell going upwards.

gonna have a bruise there tomorrow D:
User avatar #30339 to #30253 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
surprisingly no bruise. i think it hit the bone more than flesh. not sure if thats bad
User avatar #30267 to #30253 - nyawgga (04/30/2015) [-]
I dropped a barbell on my face doing incline once, it sucked
User avatar #30257 to #30253 - Draigor (04/30/2015) [-]
Happens to all of us brah
#30255 to #30253 - baglesbites (04/30/2015) [-]
I smashed my chin the first time I did push press. 115 pounds, about the same weight right on the chin.
User avatar #30252 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
My back has been injured. . . no gym for 2 days, I hate this.
#30256 to #30252 - baglesbites (04/30/2015) [-]
2 days isn't so bad. I haven't deadlift over a plate in almost 2 months because of injury. Push through it, come back with all you've got
User avatar #30259 to #30256 - ferrocordis (04/30/2015) [-]
This is the worst. I hate most likely not going tomorrow neither. FML!
#30260 to #30259 - baglesbites (04/30/2015) [-]
It's not so bad, sometimes rest is the best thing you can do.
#30249 - pointblankhits (04/29/2015) [-]
Anyone alive on this bored?
User avatar #30258 to #30249 - Draigor (04/30/2015) [-]
Might be that finals and stuff are about to start
User avatar #30318 to #30258 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
That's exactly why, I'm doing Ireland's form off finals depressing
User avatar #30254 to #30249 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
im here <3
#30315 to #30254 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
Losing gains cause off school, Deadlift went down 20kg from my max at 175kg, squats gone to shit to, chest is all that's stayed the same Gym blues are hitting hard
User avatar #30323 to #30315 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
ouch

why are you losing from being off school ? shouldn't that give you more time to lift?
User avatar #30324 to #30323 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
Meant because of school sorry,

I'v been lifting seriously 4 years now and it is the most shit feeling ever to watch all those hard earned gains go downhill, I used to get in a minimum of 3 times a week if not more, now I'm down to twice a week if I'm lucky
User avatar #30325 to #30324 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
D:

you shouldn't be dropping as long as you're working out at all. Maybe my knowledge is off, but i assumed you could workout even just one a week and maintain your gains.

are you sure you're eating enough? You're probably burning a lot more calories with all the running around, climbing stairs, and thinking.
User avatar #30326 to #30325 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
I don't think it's calories because I always eat well it's just part of my life style now, I think it's more to do with the fact I go once or twice a week and don't have enough time to work everything out, so something gets dropped every week Zyzz forgive me
User avatar #30251 to #30249 - marinepenguin (04/29/2015) [-]
It's normally quite a bit more active.
User avatar #30316 to #30251 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
It's good to know, Are most the people here lifters? or is it just fitness?
User avatar #30319 to #30316 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Most are lifters. Occasionally you'll have a few cyclers, swimmers or runners, but it's a lifting oriented board.
User avatar #30320 to #30319 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
I'm glad to hear that, I always see a good few lifters pop up on gym related content and I always wondered where you all hide
User avatar #30321 to #30320 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Yeah me, studbeefpile, draigor, and baglesbites seem to be the main users So far. It's a good community, and I enjoy talking to everyone here.
User avatar #30322 to #30321 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
Thanks for the info, You been lifting long?
User avatar #30327 to #30322 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
Since 8th grade for football, been super serious about it for about 2 years now. Went from 145 pounds to over 200, and I'm 6'3.
User avatar #30328 to #30327 - pointblankhits (04/30/2015) [-]
That's impressive Your a big boy alright, I'm 5'8 and 170 pounds lean. I done a lot of MMA which always kept me fit, Hard to balance strength and movement speed, I'd say you understand that if you play American football
User avatar #30333 to #30328 - marinepenguin (04/30/2015) [-]
I've managed to stay fairly lean as well. And yeah ibknow what you're saying, I've really considered taking up something like muay tai to build some athleticism and fighting skills along with strength.
User avatar #30248 - studbeefpile (04/29/2015) [-]
I've found that my OHP has responded best to higher reps and being really explosive with the lift. I did a lot of 3x5 and that type of thing, but I wasn't progressing like I wanted to. When I dropped the weight and started doing sets of 10+ and really focusing on throwing the weight up, that's when I started making better gains.
User avatar #30250 to #30248 - loomiss ONLINE (04/29/2015) [-]
How much were you doing for 3x5
and how much did you drop down to for the explosive 10+
User avatar #30273 to #30250 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
135

105
User avatar #30285 to #30273 - loomiss ONLINE (04/30/2015) [-]
I do 95 3x5
Should I stick with that or drop some and get more explosive?
User avatar #30286 to #30285 - studbeefpile (04/30/2015) [-]
Honestly, I'd just take the bar and start drilling technique for sets of 10. I've found that the OHP is one of the more complicated compounds, and form is suuuuper important.
#30241 - friendofaf (04/29/2015) [-]
hey guys. Is it better for someone trying to get gains by eating their protein meal before or after his workout?
User avatar #30247 to #30241 - studbeefpile (04/29/2015) [-]
"Anabolic window" is total bro science. Get your total required macros throughout the day, and you're fine.
User avatar #30245 to #30241 - marinepenguin (04/29/2015) [-]
A post workout meal is very important, although as long as you are getting enough protein in throughout the day it doesn't really matter much.
User avatar #30242 to #30241 - nimba (04/29/2015) [-]
nobody knows
I think might as well do it before but that's just, like, my opinion
#30243 to #30242 - friendofaf (04/29/2015) [-]
I've been having it straight after. So it doesn't appear to matter that much?
User avatar #30244 to #30243 - nimba (04/29/2015) [-]
I've never really heard anything conclusive on it. I take it before just as a source of energy and so it's being digested immediately after my work out, rather than having to wait for it to travel through my GI tract for 2 hours after before the protein becomes available where my muscle may actually be being broken down for energy.
But this is serious bro-science so probably worthless.
I just don't like being hungry at the gym
User avatar #30239 - ScottP (04/29/2015) [-]
I've been working out my chest using doing pushups and a chest machine. I'm currently only able to do around 140ish and it feels like it's better on some days. I feel like I'm not making much progress though. Any tips?
User avatar #30268 to #30239 - nyawgga (04/30/2015) [-]
If you're looking for hypertrophy, you'll want to throw in some incline and possibly even some decline exercises in.

reason being is for me, Pushups work mostly my triceps, and my triceps give out completely when I finally start getting some pec action.

I use the pec deck, but it's my last movement since I want to focus mainly on bench press, and dumbell incline + decline
#30232 - warkiller (04/29/2015) [-]
Before I even go into this, I wanna say that I already have an appointment for my knee next month.
I was wondering if anyone knows some good stretches for around the knee area.
Basically 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter's (basically my bone grow too fast for the tendons and ligaments and whatnot). I had to get rid of any physical activity excluding walking. Well, it went away for a while and I'm pretty sure it's come back.
Recently my knee has been acting up and I was wondering what stretches there are to help with it. Basically my knee, if I bend my knee just right, will lock up kind of like a charlie horse. I have to nearly hyperextend my knee in order to pop it, and when I do unlock it, you can hear it pop from 25 feet away. It's a fairly loud and very painful pop. Afterwards it'll hurt to walk on it for about five minutes. After two days the pain completely goes away.
The idea I had in mind was if I add in some sort of light to moderate stretching routine, it might help alleviate my problem.
Like I said my appointment for my knee is like, May 20th or something and until then I still have weightlifting to do, as coach isn't gonna just let me sit out of class without a doctor's note.
User avatar #30225 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
So I passed out doing Log Press today


I got it above my head, only warming up at 180, and mid push I blacked out. When I came to I was on my knees, hunched over the log on the floor with my friends hand on my shoulder ready to call 911. I was only out for like 5 seconds, but still. This worries me because I don't know what's causing this. My diet is fine, I got enough sleep, and it wasn't hot at all in the gym. This ever happen to anyone else?
User avatar #30240 to #30225 - lordketchup (04/29/2015) [-]
you should probably take it easy with your log presses in the future
User avatar #30238 to #30225 - ferrocordis (04/29/2015) [-]
Have you hit your head recently?
User avatar #30237 to #30225 - nimba (04/29/2015) [-]
I've felt whoozy deadlifting some days, but never so much as this. Are you having enough salt?
User avatar #30230 to #30225 - MatthewsGauss (04/29/2015) [-]
were you struggling with the rep? When doing shit like deadlift or squat I make sure that If it's taking too long to complete the rep I will always drop it because I have almost blacked out mid rep on a deadlift and I dont want that to happen again.
User avatar #30231 to #30230 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/29/2015) [-]
Nope. Normally my working sets are 205 for Log Press, I was just warming up. Did rep 1 lighting, 2 tapped smooth, and I passed out mid rep. Supposedly I got it, stood with it for 3 seconds above my head, racked it fast and fell over
User avatar #30233 to #30231 - cpawsome (04/29/2015) [-]
Blood pressure.
Check it out. If it's good, then do some exorcise for about 5 minutes getting the heart rate up and wait one minute to see what your resting is again.
User avatar #30228 to #30225 - syshusky ONLINE (04/29/2015) [-]
Check with your doctor, it maybe your blood or respiratory systems. If you ate well that day and you don't know what caused it, then be sure to check with a doctor. You may have accidentally over exerted yourself without knowing it and you could be fine. Never hurts to be careful.
User avatar #30226 to #30225 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
Gotta breathe, mayne. Whenever I'm about to pass out, I just take a few deep breaths.
User avatar #30227 to #30226 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/29/2015) [-]
But the problem is I felt fine. Like I was just doing my rep one moment and then next boom on the floor
User avatar #30229 to #30227 - studbeefpile (04/29/2015) [-]
hmmm that is odd.

Yeah, go see a doctor, yo.
User avatar #30205 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
Sumo vs Conventional Deadlift For General Strength (Not Powerlifting)

Yo yo yo
User avatar #30200 - envinite (04/28/2015) [-]
Tfw just gone through a shitty workout moment.
User avatar #30202 to #30200 - marinepenguin (04/28/2015) [-]
Elaborate?
User avatar #30203 to #30202 - envinite (04/28/2015) [-]
Lift 1/4-1/2 reps less than usual. Just thinking shit too much when liftin so I had to go home earlier without doing calves.
User avatar #30206 to #30203 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
....people actually work calves?
User avatar #30221 to #30206 - nimba (04/28/2015) [-]
hi, calf raiser here
I do them inbetween squats and lunges as a rest
User avatar #30208 to #30206 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
>Or calf raises past your squat max
User avatar #30209 to #30208 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
But isn't training calves the ultimate exercise in futility?
#30210 to #30209 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
........go do calves or make a new fj account because you are a fraud


Seriously. Better calves help you squat, deadlift, run, etc. Not training calves to improve your leg lifts is like not training triceps because you just want a good bench press in the sense of you don't know what your doing
User avatar #30211 to #30210 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
Dude, I can bang out 405 for sets of 30 all day long, but my calves are still tiny!

TEAM NO CALVES
User avatar #30212 to #30211 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
M8 I can spew bullshit over the internet all I want too. What lift motherfucker because you're full of shit
User avatar #30262 to #30212 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
Mehdi from stronglifts has talked a fair bit on this subject. he has high calf attachments and simply can't build muscle there. Somepeople really are like that.

not me though i think.
User avatar #30213 to #30212 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
Calf raises...
User avatar #30216 to #30213 - marinepenguin (04/28/2015) [-]
Calf raises are great nigga. Just gotta know how to do them.
#30217 to #30216 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
Dude, I totally know how, and like I said, I'm super strong with them....calves just don't grow for some people, mayne.
User avatar #30218 to #30217 - marinepenguin (04/28/2015) [-]
I know what you're saying. I'm saying that you are training them wrong for size, not strength. The calf is a small muscle that doesn't contract very far, so it has the potential to be very strong but it's hard to increase size with your general strength training.
User avatar #30219 to #30218 - studbeefpile (04/28/2015) [-]
Yeah yeah yeah, a million reps a day, I know.

Honestly I'm just too lazy.
User avatar #30220 to #30219 - marinepenguin (04/28/2015) [-]
Doesn't even take that. It takes some volume, sure, but it didn't take me too much and I actually enjoyed it.
#30214 to #30213 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
carry on
carry on
User avatar #30207 to #30206 - pwnagraphy ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
>2015
>Not doing Prowler Sled
User avatar #30204 to #30203 - marinepenguin (04/28/2015) [-]
My past couple bench days have been like that. Shitty workouts happen, but if they continue its time to change something up.
User avatar #30196 - faithrider (04/28/2015) [-]
hey guys... I need to lose some weight for a few cosplays i am doing and maybe even bulk up a bit. problem is i can never seem to get the motivation to actually get up in time to workout and i cant think of good workouts to do to get rid of this belly.

i work in a call center so i dont get many opportunities at work to lift anything, so i am not sure what else i can do.
User avatar #30261 to #30196 - nanako (04/30/2015) [-]
If you need to lose fat fast, do this diet. www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/documents/StudyRecipes.pdf

7 weeks of this and i was a goddess.
It is not for the faint hearted though
User avatar #30222 to #30196 - nimba (04/28/2015) [-]
There's no known way to reduce just a belly, you just need to work out and watch your food
User avatar #30223 to #30222 - faithrider (04/28/2015) [-]
ok so what workouts would you recommend for losing weight and what foods would you recommend to keep handy?
User avatar #30235 to #30223 - nimba (04/29/2015) [-]
I'm seeing results with HIIT cardio stuff, look up some articles if you're interested because they'll probably explain it better than I.
On top of that there's the ideom that gaining muscle increases your calorie requirement, so, in a roundabout way, muscle eats fat. Plus with your new skinny bod you're going to want a nice physique to come through while you get the fat off. Basically most people will recommend squats, lunges, deadlifts, OHP, sit ups, press ups as a core with whatever other things thrown in as you please. It's important that you learn how to do these safely before you start.
Food is easier, and more important. Log your food, count your macros (carbs, protein, fat). An app like myfitnesspal is going to make it a lot easier to log. Losing weight is just a mathematical thing, all of the calories you eat above your daily requirement (you can find online tools for this with a google search "how many colories do I need") are going to be stored as fat. So my minimum daily requirement of calories (factoring in activity, height, weight, age) is about 2100 calories. To maintain my current weight I can eat up to 3200 calories per day. So if I eat 2500 calories a day then I am converting roughly 700 calories of my body fat into energy per day plus I'm not starving. If I eat under my minimum requirement then it'll backfire and I'll be burning my muscle as well as fat, which is not a desirable way to lose weight.

Rule of thumb for food; meat. specifically grilled chicken breast. chicken cooked in this way is very low in fat, doesn't need to be cooked in oil and is very rich in protein, which will help with muscle development. Peanut butter (very high in fat and calories so be careful), eggs are good any way really, jerky, brown bread, fish, lean steak and steak mince (try to avoid pork). If you log your food you'll see soon enough what's good and what's keeping you down.
User avatar #30278 to #30235 - faithrider (04/30/2015) [-]
good to know. thanks.
User avatar #30193 - marinepenguin (04/28/2015) [-]
It seems that when I run I only have one speed, my old 800 speed. So I ended up running a mile in 6 minutes, which is fast considering I have only gotten back into running for about 3 weeks. But I feel like I blew a lung.
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