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User avatar #26390 - LocoJoe (02/18/2015) [-]
Fat slob here going to the gym for the first time tomorrow. Can I get tips? Like what is some gym etiquette I should know? Bring a towel to wipe off what I use after right? What should be my first workout routine? Just some stretching and cardio? I'm going to bed now. I'll check my replies in the morning.
User avatar #26414 to #26390 - crampers (02/18/2015) [-]
i weighed around 100kg when started fitness down at around 70 kgs now - You will feel so much better when you exercise regularly . Wipe off equipment (often there's sanitizer for this), don't hog equipment while doing nothing for long periods of times, ofc. you need to take breaks but some take a 20 minute break on the equipment...

Have fun, also in the start here i would recommend grouping up with another guy who trains because then you will feel obliged too go train with them - remember no skipping unless you're sick or injured
User avatar #26394 to #26390 - methylgroup (02/18/2015) [-]
Also, good luck, man. You're making the right choice.
User avatar #26391 to #26390 - methylgroup (02/18/2015) [-]
Rerack your weights when you finish with them.

If you're really sweating, then yeah, be polite and wipe down the machine/station.

Don't try to do everything in one day. If this is your first time ever going, don't overexert yourself on day 1, but push yourself a little bit every day.

Try to have fun with it. It's meant to be enjoyed.
User avatar #26401 to #26391 - vvriotvv (02/18/2015) [-]
I second what this man said.

Plus; stick it out. You may well hate it at first but trust me when I say, once you start seeing those results you will start to really enjoy it.

Also, don't be intimidated. This is one of the biggest things I see in new people. They don't want to try exercises through fears of other people judging them.

Everyone is in there for their own reason at the end of the day and you're your own competition, not anyone elses.

Something else. If you can, get a gym buddy, a lot of what I find boring about gym at times is when I have no one to talk to between sets. Don't go over the top though, it's gym time not social time haha.
User avatar #26386 - thunderquill (02/18/2015) [-]
Any of yall that use protein powder, how much do you think I should get and should I take it before and after or just after or just before. (5' 10" 245 lbs lots of cardio and lifting for an hour straight every day)

I currently just fill up to about 20 ounces or so of whole milk, and then 2 scoops of protein powder that has 25g per scoop. I'll drink half before and the other half after. The label explains that it has uses for both before and after.
#26389 to #26386 - baglesbites (02/18/2015) [-]
Protein powder is just food. They may say that whey is fast acting and casein is slow acting but its all the same if you're eating throughout the day. Just drink a shake whenever you want to or when its most convenient.
User avatar #26387 to #26386 - Draigor (02/18/2015) [-]
2-3 scoops per day is usually enough to add to your existing protein intake
User avatar #26388 to #26387 - thunderquill (02/18/2015) [-]
That's what I was thinking, I did forget to mention I already get probably around 20g of protein from my lunches (Usually incorporate some steak, chicken breast, or tuna) and home made "protein bars". (I just mixed together some peanut butter, oats, whole milk, a little dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa, and a banana.) I would estimate probably around 10g give or take.
User avatar #26376 to #26375 - Draigor (02/18/2015) [-]
i enjoyed the bonus 5 at the end
User avatar #26378 to #26376 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
That's been everyone favorite part as well.
User avatar #26358 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
I just realized my form for OHP is off and I've gotten used to bending the back when pulling up. God dammit now I need to decrease my weight, I hate losing progress. Especially when it's equivalent to a month or more worth.
User avatar #26377 to #26358 - Draigor (02/18/2015) [-]
better do it right than fuck up my spine, thats what I tell mysef
User avatar #26361 to #26358 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Try squeezing your butt and bracing your core. Remembering those two cues helped my OHP form immensely.
User avatar #26357 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Finally got a 205 5RM on bench. My bench has gone up really quick since I started implementing those pause rep benches with a bent bar and no leg drive, focusing on expressiveness. Let's see if I can get up to repping 215 for 5 in the next couple weeks or months.
User avatar #26359 to #26357 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
one day... one day.
User avatar #26360 to #26359 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
I very clearly remember the days of having a 125 pound bench. You'll get there. Consistency and time will get you there eventually.
User avatar #26364 to #26362 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
It's been what? 6-8 months? That's not terrible at all. Just improve in some way every workout and you can't go wrong.
User avatar #26365 to #26364 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
I guess. Even though I've felt like I've been stepping backwards and my strength has actually decreased since a month ago.
User avatar #26367 to #26365 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Well than its time to take a step back and look at what you're doing. Are you eating enough to fuel your body? Is your program doing a good enough job of allowing progress? Do you have too much volume and you are wearing yourself out? Or do you have too little volume and aren't giving your body enough stress to build off of? Do you get enough rest for your body to recover? Stuff like that.
User avatar #26368 to #26367 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
Took a 1.5-2 week break because of exams and then oral surgery while eating unhealthy. Also realized I had form troubles on a couple of movements, was pushing too much weight on some movements as well as I've added a couple different movements lately. I've made more changes this past week or so then the past 3 months.
User avatar #26369 to #26368 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Then all that is more then likely the cause. When you switch things up you usually have a little dip in weight before you start moving up again.
User avatar #26370 to #26369 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
I don't even care about my strength, if my bench went and stayed at 150 but I was jacked I'd be happy as fuck. Sadly that's not how it goes so I gotta bring my strength up before I can actually cut. Probably will take 2 years.
User avatar #26371 to #26370 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Then just focus on higher than 5 reps. Lots of sets, lots of reps. You're at the point now where you could probably add more volume. I don't have that great of numbers, but I'm fairly decent sized because I do tons of volume. 5 sets of 15 and 4 sets of 12 is usual to me. But I also do 3 sets of 5 to keep at least decent strength gains.
User avatar #26373 to #26371 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
I do 10 reps for all my movements now except bench, OHP, and bent over rows. My ego doesn't make me go higher, I don't even understand why. Should I go for higher reps if my goal is purely bodybuilding? Thing is though I want a bigger body, like broader shoulders, traps, arms and chest. Not just a decrease in fat, that's only half of it.
User avatar #26374 to #26373 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Higher reps builds more muscle and can shed fat if you have a high amount of muscle already. But for building muscle, the 8-12 rep range is king. So if your goal is bodybuilding over strength, focus more on higher reps.
User avatar #26381 to #26374 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
But even for bench, OHP and deadlifts?
User avatar #26384 to #26381 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
I do 4 sets of 10 on bench and OHP.
User avatar #26385 to #26384 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
Damn, I guess it's high fucking time I switch all movements to 8 reps or higher. I'm gonna start doing 10 for bench and OHP too. Thanks4the help.
User avatar #26383 to #26381 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Yes, and many a big back has been built without deadlifts. Rows and pull ups can build just as big of a back and are more easily performed in larger volumes.
User avatar #26372 to #26371 - marinepenguin (02/18/2015) [-]
Strength helps to build muscle, but building muscle allows higher capacities for strength.
User avatar #26355 - mondamini (02/17/2015) [-]
Hey guys, I'm a 75kg male with about 20% body fat% and was hoping to embark on a cut. I'm currently consistently benching 60kg for 10 reps and deadlifting 110kg.

Is it worth embarking on a cut, (incorporating LISS and HIIT into my seasons and starting a generally healthy diet) at this level? Or should I aim to get my body fay within 15-17% to continue building muscle and get definition later?
#26342 - europe (02/17/2015) [-]
So I probably got jumper's knees
Should I just not squat/deadlift at all for a while?
User avatar #26343 to #26342 - studbeefpile (02/17/2015) [-]
I would do very light weight squats, and focus on stretching in the bottom to rehabilitate.
User avatar #26345 to #26343 - europe (02/17/2015) [-]
Also what about deadlifting?
User avatar #26344 to #26343 - europe (02/17/2015) [-]
Will do
Same number of reps and sets? I usually do 5x5
Can I expect a major loss in physical strength?
User avatar #26346 to #26344 - studbeefpile (02/17/2015) [-]
I wouldn't even worry about programming it. I would just do what felt good that day. This isn't going to really do anything for building strength, this is just to get your knees better.

Deadlifting (in my experience) doesn't put too much stress on your knees. If I were you I'd take a day and just slowly ramp up singles (in increments of 20lbs) and see how you feel when you get heavy. If you don't feel any pain, then just keep deadlifting like you have before. If you do, back off the weight a lot, and take advantage of this time to work on perfecting your form.
User avatar #26395 to #26346 - europe (02/18/2015) [-]
Tendons already feel much less irritated than yesterday
Is it safe to assume that it will be over in about two weeks?
User avatar #26399 to #26395 - studbeefpile (02/18/2015) [-]
Yes, especially if you do the rehabilitation work I recommended.
User avatar #26400 to #26399 - europe (02/18/2015) [-]
I've been stretching and been trying to be as careful as possible when cycling
User avatar #26334 - koolname (02/17/2015) [-]
I need help funnyjunk. 5 weeks ago, I decided that I am too fat and that I needed to make a change. I've been dieting for 5 weeks on a diet that includes eating a very low amount of carbs and have been going to the gym 3 days a week. I usually ride on a bike for 30 minutes at medium intensity and then I do about 15 sets of lifting alternating between arms,back,shoulders,chest, and legs every time I go. I noticed that I'm losing a very low amount of weight, around 10 pounds in 5 weeks. Is this typical? Or is there something wrong with me?
User avatar #26348 to #26334 - Draigor (02/17/2015) [-]
Thats great progress. Losing weight in a healthy fashion doesn't happen over night, it takes months.
#26341 to #26334 - anonymous (02/17/2015) [-]
It's a slow process. Took me 2.5 months to lose 10 pounds doing similar routines as yourself.
User avatar #26337 to #26334 - rustyspunktube (02/17/2015) [-]
doesn't seem like there isn't anything wrong. perhaps increase the amount of time you do cardio. I know everyone hates it but either going on the tread or using the walking machine plus the bike will help out. also when lifting, try to concentrate more one certain parts of the body. ex. today I did about an hour of cardio and two more hours of doing my chest and triceps, then tomorrow I will do another hour of cardio and two hours of back and biceps. Wednesday I will do about thirty min of cardio and 1-2 hours of legs. Then finally another hour on cardio and begin abs with shoulder lifting for 2 hours. That's my routine for the past 2 months and my friends started to notice my slimming down
User avatar #26336 to #26334 - sugoi (02/17/2015) [-]
It's not all about the carbs, it's about the calories too.
Count yo calories bruh.
User avatar #26335 to #26334 - canyou (02/17/2015) [-]
That's about how much I lost when I started low carb. I need to start again. I wanna lose 10 more by summer
User avatar #26332 - xXMAQXx (02/17/2015) [-]
so does anyone have any "unorthodox" ab routines, i could throw into my regimen?
#26350 to #26332 - KungFuZerO (02/17/2015) [-]
I realize this isn't your question, but Im going to say it anyway You don't need unorthodox exercises. Everyone needs to stop believing there's "one little trick" or a certain exercise or program to "get ripped fast." Progressive overload, and tried and true exercises. For abs, you need a low bf%, but the best exercises are hanging leg raises WITH spinal flexion, cable crunches, plank variations, and weighted decline crunches. Don't overcomplicate it.
User avatar #26354 to #26350 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/17/2015) [-]
You recommend plank variations for ab muscle building?

Anything else you recommend for someone at home with a barbell, dumbbell and a bench, possibly from personal experience?
#26363 to #26354 - KungFuZerO (02/18/2015) [-]
Yes, if your bf% is low enough. Especially side planks, which give you that vertical oblique line up the side of the abs rather than building them outwards. The only thing I can think of for that equipment are weighted crunches with DBs and dragon flags with the bench.
User avatar #26366 to #26363 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
I've been doing the shit in the video below (Buff Dudes Home Ab Workout With Dumbbells). Ya think I can make the same progress as I would at the gym doing cable whatevers and shit?
#26379 to #26366 - KungFuZerO (02/18/2015) [-]
Hard to say. Personally, Ive tried almost every ab workout ever and I only saw noticeable improvements with cable crunches and plank variations. Use whatever you have, but keep these tips in mind:
Weighted side planks are awesome for obliques
Doing serratus dips during planks make your abdominal section really look amazing
Everything should utilize progressive overload. If you do more than 20 reps on any ab exercise, increase the weight.
User avatar #26380 to #26379 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/18/2015) [-]
Thanks! Are abs something you push to failure? Because I do 15 reps for crunches but if I push myself hard enough I can do 20. Should I just increase weight?

Also how much rest should I have this is dependent on how you answer the question above ofc ?
#26382 to #26380 - KungFuZerO (02/18/2015) [-]
Yeah of course push to failure, but save it for the last set. Rest is the same for other muscles, about a minute between sets. Less is better as long as you're hitting your reps and progressing.
#26351 to #26339 - KungFuZerO (02/17/2015) [-]
BuffDudes always have the best tips and are great at explaining exercises
User avatar #26353 to #26351 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/17/2015) [-]
Yeah but I prefer to see movements from Scott Herman or the like because Buff Dudes only show the movements for short periods of time while Scott will show himself doing the movement for a whole video and will go into more detail. Buff Dudes are still amazing though.
User avatar #26333 to #26332 - cpawsome (02/17/2015) [-]
Medcin ball on chest while doing crunches
User avatar #26331 - thunderquill (02/17/2015) [-]
So I got a pretty sweet deal at a closing Sports Chalet and made it out of there with a 6ft bar and 2-25lb weights. But not sure what to do with it, I mean my squat game is whack to say the least and it's not a deadlift being 65 lbs total? Still gonn try and try though.

Any suggestions on things to do with it? I would love something for my biceps, triceps, and delts mainly. Something for traps and lats would be cool though. I want to get a station thingy for dips and try my hardest to be able to do those.
#26340 to #26331 - jvcjvc (02/17/2015) [-]
How much does the bar weigh? and do you only have 65 pounds for max load?

You can do over- and underhand barbell curls for biceps, overhead presses for shoulders, barbell shrugs for traps, and bent over rows for lats. two chairs can be made into a dip-station if they are alright sturdy so there is no risk of you smashing your face into the ground if the back on them should break.

if you have anything that resembles a bench or a bench you can do skullcrushers (though a 6ft bar would be difficult at home imo), also if the bar is 45 pounds, it is prolly too heavy to start with. you can load a back-pack with weights and do different variations of pushups as well for chest and triceps.

You need stands or a powerrack for squatting,

deadlifts are great for lats and traps as well but you need more than 65 pounds for that and squats

User avatar #26356 to #26340 - thunderquill (02/18/2015) [-]
The bar is 15 lbs and I have 2-25lb plates for it, so I only have 65 lbs. (only other plates at the store were 5 lbs) The bar says it has a max load of 300lbs.

I already do over and underhand curls. And I use my 140 lb tire for shrugs. I tried bent over rows today and love it, will continue. I looked for anything to use as a bench and couldn't come up with something, same for the chairs for dips (though im not sure I can do dips yet being 240 lbs and have barely any upper body strength) But I will work towards it and get an actual dip station by then. I will definitely look for a powerrack and more plates though, I have checked wal mart periodically but they never have any plates there.
User avatar #26312 - marinepenguin (02/16/2015) [-]
Switching over to power cleans for a few months. Was looking in my log and hadn't done any since last May when I started desdlifting.

First day went better then expected. I did 4 sets of 4, and ended up cleaning 195 for 4 pretty easily on my last set.
#26325 to #26312 - baglesbites (02/17/2015) [-]
Completely jealous of your cleans. I started doing them not to long ago and after adding 30 pounds doing 5x3 I took a week off for vacation and can't even hit 155 for a single. Any tips?
User avatar #26326 to #26325 - marinepenguin (02/17/2015) [-]
Well it's always came naturally for me. When I was a junior and weighted 140 pounds, I cleaned 165 for a football record.

The best way to get great at it, is to really learn the technique. Explode with the bar up, and in one swift motion, get into a half squat, shoot your elbows forward, and catch it with your shoulders. Learning to explode at the very beginning is 90% of the lift. If you can't explode, you're going to be weak. The explosiveness part of it is why it's an amazing tool for sports, it builds strength and speed all at once better then any other movement.
#26327 to #26326 - baglesbites (02/17/2015) [-]
The problem for me seems to be getting into any sort of squat. I pull the bar off the ground with pretty decent speed and am able to catch it without much trouble. I just can't coordinate anything more than just enough knee bend to not crush my knees.
User avatar #26328 to #26327 - marinepenguin (02/17/2015) [-]
It's the problem that most people have. You just need to go to a lower weight, and really focus on getting used to doing that. Once it becomes second nature, start moving up in weight. Olympic lifts are nearly useless if you don't have great technique.
#26329 to #26328 - baglesbites (02/17/2015) [-]
This is the only oly lift I've tried and had trouble with. Push press and split jerks seems to come pretty easily. Thanks for the advice, I'll probably drop 10 or 15% off next workout.
User avatar #26330 to #26329 - marinepenguin (02/17/2015) [-]
Yeah power cleans are one of the hardest movements to learn if you don't have proper instruction, you'll get it down with practice though. Good luck.
User avatar #26318 to #26312 - Elk (02/17/2015) [-]
Good job.
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User avatar #26319 to #26302 - itszyzzbrah (02/17/2015) [-]
thank mr skeltal!
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User avatar #26338 to #26316 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/17/2015) [-]
Sorry man it simply wasn't funny. Didn't know you'd get butthurt about it, I didn do nuffin
User avatar #26347 to #26338 - Elk (02/17/2015) [-]
You do it constantly.
User avatar #26352 to #26347 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/17/2015) [-]
Actually this is the first time I've thumbed you down since you got butthurt and started thumbing me down in the hating board.
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#26299 - anonymous (02/16/2015) [-]
You all are fat and don't even lift


User avatar #26301 to #26299 - leal (02/16/2015) [-]
Come at me bro
User avatar #26298 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/16/2015) [-]
Today I did 4x10 for deadlifts for the second time, holy shit I was dead tired after it. The rest of my workout was hell and when I finished I collapsed on my bed upstairs, I was fucking nauseous and my throat hurt. I didn't know 4x10 and 4x5 was such a big difference for deadlift, it's like doing weightlifting with cardio or something.

Also I tried upright rows yesterday and I really liked them.
Has anyone else noticed every single fast food burger chain now sells apple pies?
User avatar #26313 to #26298 - Draigor (02/16/2015) [-]
doubling your volume will do that to you lol
User avatar #26314 to #26313 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/16/2015) [-]
Yeah but all I did was add 5 reps and decreased the weight. I guess I'm just a bitch or something.
User avatar #26315 to #26314 - Draigor (02/16/2015) [-]
I'd say that's pretty normal.
User avatar #26321 to #26315 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/17/2015) [-]
Ohh what the fact that I'm a bitch is normal?
User avatar #26323 to #26322 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/17/2015) [-]
You ruined my b8.
User avatar #26324 to #26323 - teoberry (02/17/2015) [-]
wow, you actually replied to one of my comments! kek
User avatar #26297 - WATCHAGUNADOBOUTIT (02/16/2015) [-]
Does 5x5 work for just getting leaner? Also, is squatting necessary every work out? I heard you should do it early on every workout when the weights are light, but later on you can just do it twice a week.
User avatar #26300 to #26297 - Draigor (02/16/2015) [-]
Any workout will get you leaner, as long as your diet is correct. If you're talking about SL5x5, it is absolutely essential to squat every workout and you shouldn't stop until you have run the program for about 1 year (or whenever your noob gains run dry). You can find more detailed information on the strong lifts website
User avatar #26286 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
In other news, my brother who is 6'1 and 205 and a college bound athlete, power cleaned 305 the other day. No wonder he's getting a college scholarship in football, the kid is so damn explosive off the ball.
User avatar #26289 to #26286 - Draigor (02/15/2015) [-]
Tell me about it...my brother's lifting numbers are way higher than mine...and he 2 years younger than me....

I'd say brothers are on of the best motivators a man can have.
User avatar #26305 to #26289 - studbeefpile (02/16/2015) [-]

KEK, I'm in the opposite situation to both of you. I'm 18 and my brother is 21, and I'm significantly stronger than he is. Although for me it's just that I worked harder, smarter, and more seriously than he did/does. He doesn't compete or anything like I do though, so it makes sense.
User avatar #26306 to #26305 - marinepenguin (02/16/2015) [-]
See for me, my brother has always been a natural athlete when I was just average. Hes not being recruited for football because he's strong, he's got an instinct for the ball that you only see in professional athletes.

But when it's come to lifting weights, he gained 70 pounds in a period of 9 months, mostly lean muscle. While eating nothing but 1/2 pound cheeseburgers, gallons of soda, and protein shakes. Compared to my 60 in 18 months, eating healthier.

I'm not using genetics as an excuse, because in the long run I know I can match him if I put in the work. But some people clearly have a jump start over others.
User avatar #26307 to #26306 - compared ONLINE (02/16/2015) [-]
Thanks a lot for using a comparison, hope you are well.

I believe I've been mentioned by you before.
User avatar #26308 to #26307 - marinepenguin (02/16/2015) [-]
Yes. Like 4 or 5 times.
User avatar #26309 to #26308 - compared ONLINE (02/16/2015) [-]
I hope I'm not a nuisance.
User avatar #26310 to #26309 - marinepenguin (02/16/2015) [-]
Not at all. It's kind of nice for some reason.
User avatar #26311 to #26310 - compared ONLINE (02/16/2015) [-]
I'm glad I make you happy.
User avatar #26290 to #26289 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Same exact situation. I'm 19, he's 17. Hes always been more athlete and stronger no matter what I did. But you're right about it pushing you. He is way beyond me.
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#26285 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Started to do complexes on my off days to limit fat buildup and in an attempt to maybe lose some fat and get conditioning in.

The crying like a little girl in a purdy dress is not a terrible comparison. And I only used 95 pounds.
User avatar #26293 to #26285 - lulzformalaysiaair (02/16/2015) [-]
What are complexes?
User avatar #26294 to #26293 - marinepenguin (02/16/2015) [-]
Workouts where you go straight from one movement to another. Sort of like a superset, but with much lighter weight and 4-6 movements in one set. It's meant more as a conditioning and fat burning tool than a muscle building one.
#26284 - thunderquill (02/15/2015) [-]
Holy shit this is great, I have never gotten enough muscle or definition to be able to see any sort of lump. And this is only after 2 weeks of doing random fuckin exercises involving tires in my backyard for 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri). I do mostly tire flips (somewhere around a 150 lb tire), a lot of sledgehammer tire hits with a 10 lb sledge, tire pulls across the yard (with a 50 lb tire), I have somewhat of a heavy rope and use it for either flapping motions or reign motions?, and for the second week I added a 70lb heavy bag and just punch the shit out of that for like 5 mins. I do all of this for an hour with no real "plan" and barely any rest (only a couple of seconds to set up the next thing.)
The 3 days a week is more of a warmup because I know I haven't been really doing anything for a while. I'm gonna start full weeks tomorrow, and probably plan it a little more and pay attention to reps, sets...
Any suggestions would be helpful, I would like to go for more of a weekly Mon, Wed, Fri for arms and Tues and Thurs for legs.
User avatar #26287 to #26284 - Draigor (02/15/2015) [-]
Dam yo, that's sick. You're so lucky to have access to tire flips, sledges, and all that good stuff. If you would like to organize you workouts, do some research into programming for your goals. Try to figure out an area of fitness ie. you trying to do strongman, bodybuilding, powerlifting etc.
User avatar #26292 to #26287 - thunderquill (02/15/2015) [-]
I did get pretty lucky with the big tire, because I got it from my work. They had it lying around and I just asked they said take it. But I do hear it's not super hard to find one, find some big scrap dump or a big industrial junk yard or something. Little work to get it into my truck though, I had to lift it up basically. The sledgehammer was $35 at sears, after I had gone to lowes, home depot, and walmart (though walmart said they don't stock them until summer.) I love the idea of moving around shit bigger than me, and ofcourse aint no girl wanna get with my chubby ass no matter how fucking beautiful my personality is or how funny I am, so I guess there's a little motivation there. and i'm obsessed with looking like either a greek god, or brock lesnar, whichever comes first?
User avatar #26288 to #26287 - Draigor (02/15/2015) [-]
organize your workouts*
User avatar #26278 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Time restricted diets are looking promising.

User avatar #26283 to #26278 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Here's another article not quite as focused on muscle building possibilities.

User avatar #26279 to #26278 - Draigor (02/15/2015) [-]
It was interesting until they started pushing Mag-10. But hey, I guess they gotta make a living selling something
User avatar #26280 to #26279 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Yeah they deal a lot with biotest, I've considered at least trying it to see what it's like.

But I always take the info that I find useful and try to compare it to other places I look at. There isn't a ton of research into the subject, but at the very least it looks like a promising method.
User avatar #26281 to #26280 - Draigor (02/15/2015) [-]
That's a smart thing to do. People usually don't have many source of information and don't understand the importance of comparing
User avatar #26282 to #26281 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Yeah I primarily like using Tnation, because it's the first fitness site I found and liked. But I go all over if I'm researching specifics.
#26268 - envinite (02/15/2015) [-]
Is it true that a vascular look not always depends on body fat & workout intensity?

Firstly, I'm not lean at the moment, been bulking for a while and my body fat most likely higher than 18% fuck , and back then when I was as skinny as a jews in concentration camp, I can't even have my veins showing even after doing workout.

Now the thing is, one of my buddy is just as skinny as I used to be, yet he can get a vascular look from lifting 2 kgs for some reps. Also, I've seen few people who is a little 'fatter' than me but they can get their veins pop out.

Am I weird?
#26295 to #26268 - baglesbites (02/16/2015) [-]
My forearms got more vascular after I started doing heavy pulls like deadlifts and straight leg deadlifts. Also, hydration seems to be a huge factor for me and I'm probably a little over 15% bf right now.
User avatar #26274 to #26268 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Also, why would you ever bulk up to that high? Bulking should never make you fat If you do it right.
User avatar #26275 to #26274 - envinite (02/15/2015) [-]
Mistakes were made
User avatar #26276 to #26275 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
Might as well just cut down now, learn from your mistakes and start over.
User avatar #26277 to #26276 - envinite (02/15/2015) [-]
Yeah that's what I do now forgot to mention it on my first post .

Dear God, I'm so fucking craving for some fries and nuggets right now at midnight but I don't want to fall in the same hole again
User avatar #26272 to #26268 - marinepenguin (02/15/2015) [-]
It's a combination of genetics, bf%, and muscular development.
#26270 to #26268 - jvcjvc (02/15/2015) [-]
The size of your veins could have been different. Your veins grows in size when you are exercising. especially though aerobic training. There is also a difference in genetics, they might play a role as well.

Your body fat percentages were probably a lot more different.

Also, the amount of fat covering your body is different if your weight is different from your friend, even though the bodyfat percentage is the same.

It is a good rule of thumb to say that vascularity depends on fat percentage.
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