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#46701 - studbeefpile
Reply +2
(06/30/2016) [-]
Hey guys.

I want to remind everyone that I do online personal training. I specialize in strength training, but I can help you achieve whatever goals you have in mind. I've worked with intermediates, novices, and even people who have never touched a weight in their life, and seen great results with all of them. Pricing is extremely negotiable, as I want to work with as many people as possible.

Drop a comment here, or on my profile if you're interested!
#46724 to #46701 - dudewtflolpoo
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(07/01/2016) [-]
i want 2 gain 50lbs of pure musclez but lose 25lbs of fatz i want 2 l00k just like the hulk in the new movies can u do that? NO ROIDZ PLS I DONT WANT HANGING NIPPLEZ

i am vegan crossfitter who trains 1x every 2 weeks so i dont develop calluses on my beautiful handz cuz im a hand model.

I am also 4'7 and 269lbs i want 2 be 6'3 240 can u help me plz

no chocolate milk pls im allergic
#46728 to #46724 - studbeefpile
Reply +1
(07/01/2016) [-]
Sorry bud. You can't be my son if you're under 5'. Gotta draw the line somewhere.
#46693 - mammothrooster
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Can anyone help fix my crappy deadlift form? Been trying to fix it for a while but never seem to get better, any help would be seriously appreciated as its my worst exercise form-wise.
Please excuse my really skinny body, pale skin, and horrible haircut and facial hair. im albino and need a haircut
#46707 to #46693 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Activate the lats more.
More hip power.
Dont pull with your head so much
Stop rounding your back.
#46708 to #46707 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Also you on that vanilla gorilla status with them noodles, try sumo deadlift, you might prefer it.
#46699 to #46693 - baglesbites
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Your form is decent, you just need to work on some small details and your strength should skyrocket.

-brace your core better, take a deep breath into your stomach. Chris Duffin has a great video on this

-drive your hips though at the end by squeezing your glutes

-you have long limbs, try starting with your hips 2-3 inches higher. This small change can translate to better efficiency
#46703 to #46699 - mammothrooster
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Ive always heard that long limbs make lifting harder. Thank you for the advice!
#46694 to #46693 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
That wasn't terrible actually. Your weight is too far forward and your hips shoot up first, but otherwise that wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

When you're deadlifting, sit back more using the bar as a counterweight and then think about driving your heels into the floor, try to think about it as pushing an imprint of your heel into the ground. If you sit back and drive with your heels more I think you'd see a great improvement right off.
#46697 to #46694 - mammothrooster
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Thanks for the advice! I guess ithought it was worse than it was. Ill try what you said and maybe post another check in a few days. Thanks again!
#46687 - anon
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
One of my wrist has been hurting lately. It hasn't been getting in the way of my workout too much but I can't properly do a push-up anymore and I need to be able to do 20 to pass the JRPAT this fall. I don't know if it's carpal tunnel or what because it only hurts whenever I try to do push-ups. Does anyone else experience this?
#46698 to #46687 - KMD ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Sounds like a scaphoid problem.
#46671 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Finished my dbol cycle, havent had a chance to record pose routine yet. (pretty crazy gains though about 8-12 lbs of muscle gained in a month while LOSING fat)
But I'm cycling Novaldex now to suppress that estrogen and not turn into a cheap thai chick.

Anyways, it left me with a bunch of water weight (which I normally have a bunch of water weight anyways so its not so bad) and I'm gana shave it all off today.

I'm already gana drink like crazy, hit the sauna for an hour, cut sodium, and then down about 100x dandelion root pills to piss myself into a diuretic coma, what else should I do to cleave some water off me?
#46715 to #46671 - anon
Reply 0
(07/01/2016) [-]
How much and for how long?
#46674 to #46671 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Progress pics?
#46681 to #46674 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
By the end I actually LOST 2-4 pounds but gained 35 on my bench, 40 on my squat, and some reps of 315 on my DL
#46682 to #46681 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Yeah that's pretty normal going onto a cycle for the first time. So isn't a 12-15 pound gain of lean mass in a short time. You now get to reap the benefits of being an assisted lifter for probably the rest of your young life.
#46690 to #46682 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
I'm about to be extra assisted when I get my 3 month cycle of Test.
Those pics were really bad btw, I'm gana dry myself out and then take better ones in a week or two.

I don't want the steroids to just "assist" me, I want them to lift the weight FOR me.
#46675 to #46674 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
I'm a fuckboi who takes pics with filters and angles and i havent taken any personal pics, but my girlfriend screenshotted some, I'll post those.
#46678 to #46675 - asotil ONLINE
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
>Girlfriend

Enjoy your nogainz faggot
#46679 to #46678 - mendelevium
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
>Not letting her put on a strapon and fuck your ass to stimulate prostate and give you those higher Testosterone levels

Enjoy YOUR no gainz.
#46688 to #46679 - prostate
Reply +3
(06/29/2016) [-]
ohbby
#46683 to #46679 - asotil ONLINE
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
>Using a Strap-On instead of the real thing
>Not getting that extra protein intake along with the higher T production
>Literally just getting your ass drilled for the sake of getting your ass drilled

Literal fag confirmed
#46676 to #46675 - mendelevium
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
Holy fucking cancer, the compression that happend to these pics from my phone to my girls phone, to facebook is gana make me puke.

This was before dbol, little less then 4ish weeks ago
#46677 to #46676 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Here is after
#46680 to #46677 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
shirt too
#46667 - asotil ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Third one since Sunday
No idea what I'm doing different
I give up on trying to make sense of lifting I'm just gonna go with it at this point
#46710 to #46667 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
You REALLY turn your body mid lift.
With weight like that you might be fucking up your spine.

Watch the weights, see how far apart they get?

#46711 to #46710 - asotil ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/30/2016) [-]
Jesus I never noticed

I'm gonna go check the others and see if it's the same or if this was a one off
#46641 - anon
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
I have a question for whoever can help. Me and my girlfriend are both on the shorter side and are both overweight. I am about 5'6 or so and feel like I am pushing 190, I would like to get down to 130 range if I could. I'm not to worried about gaining muscle right now, I can worry about that when I am in better shape. The tough part is my girlfriend, she is a few inches shorter than me and probably almost double my weight. I love her to death, no matter what, but I really want us both to be in better shape. I know we both would feel so much better. So my question is, what is the best way to lose weight? I mean, you can search on the internet but there is always so much info thrown at you when you do that. Some people swear by a certain way, some say it doesn't work at all. What would we need to do to lose weight the fastest and stay healthy? Diet, exercise, the whole nine yards.

TL;DR Me and my girlfriend are short and overwieght, what's the fastest way for us to lose fat fast?
#46660 to #46641 - swaggerfiend
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
It's very simple: Eat less, eat better. Buy lower fat / whole grain alternatives of your normal diet, eat plenty of vegetables, control portion sizes, and exercise for a bit every day. Remember to count your calories. Stay away from unnecessary calories such as sugar, but you don't need to cut it completely out of your diet if it's unbearable.

It's extremely important that you make your diet tolerable to live with your whole life, or else it just won't work. Don't do any of that bullshit like only eating salad all day. Put some effort into your cooking to make it easier.
#46639 - mendelevium
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
tfw fj fitness board has no bodybuilders.

We got tubs the meme lifter studbeefpile
We got marinepenguin who im pretty sure goes for half powerlifting half functional strength
and then we got the several billion dyels who come to this board ONCE looking for advice to get in the tone zone and are prob gana stop lifting in a week.

KMD you bodybuild? Anyone?

inb4 studbeefpile says "you're not a bodybuilder cuz you never competed! xD", I mean people who's sole goal is changing their physique / do bodybuilding routines and dieting.
#46716 to #46639 - KMD ONLINE
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(07/01/2016) [-]
I'm like 80% bb. I don't keep a serious grip on my diet while I'm at work ( in a work camp for 2 weeks at a time).
#46692 to #46639 - maddboiy
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
I kind of am, like i'm bulking for about 6 months then cutting for 6 months to hit around 10% BF by next summer. Might change things up because i want functional military-level fitness in case i decide to enlist after uni but i think i'm just going to stick with bodybuilding and getting fit in general
#46695 to #46692 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Bulking to big is a meme, watch out for that shit.
You should never look like you dont lift.
#46656 to #46639 - cptmongtard
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
I do Bodybuilding style training when I'm coming up weight for fights
#46663 to #46656 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
See, you fight people.
I'm talking about people who want to fight gravity.
#46689 to #46663 - cptmongtard
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
I fall over sometimes. Gravity wins.
#46658 to #46656 - cptmongtard
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Also
>not mentioned in meme list
#46654 to #46639 - the one and only
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
Wasnt leal a body builder?
#46649 to #46639 - baglesbites
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
Sure I want to get big, but I also love going heavy and prefer the powerful look that your get from having proportionally bigger traps, shoulders and back compared to your chest. I also think limiting yourself to just a "bodybuilder" or "powerlifter" is ridiculous, call me a meat head or something.
#46665 to #46649 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
"powerful look" is a meme.
And bodybuilders ALWAYS 100% of the time SHOULD have massive lats compared to their chest.
I'm talking about end goal here, I'm starting a 5x5 even though I do bodybuilding cuz I want to mix it up.
#46684 to #46665 - baglesbites
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(06/29/2016) [-]
That's the easiest way to describey goal physique/ proportions without going into detail. Thicker neck, traps, and holding yourself at 12-15% bf to keep you from looking depleted. I also have a thick waist, so my build is naturally suited to a thicker build.
#46648 to #46639 - asotil ONLINE
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
>Not even mentioned on list of meme /Fitness/ members

Later fuckers, I'll take my activated calceits and sumo experience and leave
#46664 to #46648 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
tbh most of my time is spent on /fit/ steroid/fraud threads.
Didn't know who posts that often.
#46652 to #46648 - anon
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
You didn't meme hard enough fam
#46653 to #46652 - asotil ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
b-but my memes were the spiciest around....
#46650 to #46648 - baglesbites
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Rip in peace
#46645 to #46639 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
I almost forgot dudewtflolpoo

He's like 100% bodybuilding
#46646 to #46645 - dudewtflolpoo
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(06/29/2016) [-]
I am indeed. I dont give a shit how much i lift tbh. i just want to look good.
#46643 to #46639 - studbeefpile
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(06/29/2016) [-]
tfw I'm on track to set state records an age division early this august.

tfw I'm the strongest and most advanced natural, anyway. lifter on the board.

tfw I'm too lazy/focused on stremf to cut down to a respectable bf%, so none of the above matters.
#46642 to #46639 - anon
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(06/29/2016) [-]
"tubs the meme lifter studbeefpile"

that's not how you spell asotil
#46640 to #46639 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
I'm like 75% bodybuilding and 25% powerlifting.

Being stronger will ultimately make you bigger, but I love bodybuilding type training FAR more.

Also "tubs the meme lifter" had me rolling
#46662 to #46640 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Yeah
But your arms say "bodybuilder"
your abs say "powerlifter"
and your fridge bod says "functional strength"

to be fair though, you being in the military gives you 100% ability to do functional strength without being memed.
#46666 to #46662 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
Power lifter abs = no abs at all

Also I've never heard the term "fridge bod" before

And being in the military forces me to have to focus on some GPP, so yeah I do shit like that some too. Like rucks, long tire flip sessions, and general "functional" stuff.

I love training of all forms, though if I had to pick one to do my entire life, it would be bodybuilding hands down. Though I don't have the genetics to compete well in my opinion.
#46669 to #46666 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Nah the only "genetics" you need for body building is to be black.
tbh I think Jay Cutler was the last white guy we are gana see in the mister olympia in a long time (though people said that when Ronnie coleman won 8 back to back.)

But to be a bodybuilder you just need to juice like you are dying tomorrow (cuz you just might) and maybe get muscle insertion surgery to make you look bigger.
#46670 to #46669 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/29/2016) [-]
"Nah the only "genetics" you need for body building is to be black."

Mendelevium, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this board is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


But seriously man, bodybuilding in terms of competing is 100% genetic. Full muscle bellies, perfect insertions, complete symmetry, on top of top-tier muscle building genetics. Anyone can participate in bodybuilding training just like anyone can try to paint or sing or do any activity, but to succeed at it is something else entirely.

And in terms of muscle building and sheer strength, whites usually beat blacks. Look at the demographics of the strongest man competitions and you'll see the vast majority are white. Blacks seem to excel at explosive sports like Sprinting, football, basketball, and things that require speed and strength in equal measure. Whites overwhelmingly dominate the strongman and power lifting world's.
#46672 to #46670 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Don't get me wrong bruv.
Genetics help.
But look at rich piana, he HAD the genetics, but couldn't win a competetion to save his life.

But Bradley Martyn? Holy shit you would think him touching a weight would kill him and now he is arguably the most attractive human on the planet, same with Calum Von Moger.

Genetics would help, but the bottom line is that almost no one has PERFECT genetics, you get surgery/take testosterone to change the stuff genetics fucked you with.

Why do you think Kai greene's back went from looking lat a pair of lats to a massive ass made of muscle?

You do know there are different classes of body building right?
its not JUST mister olympia?
I could enter a show right now with people my size.
There are over a million competitors each year, and not every single one of them are the perfect genetics.
#46673 to #46672 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Rich Piana did have decent genetics, but he tried to compete in the top tier and was just outclassed. If anything you further prove my point, as he had great of genetics, but not the insane genes of Kai Greene, Phil Heath, Cutler, or other greats. No amount of drugs or synthol or expensive surgery will give you fuller muscle bellies.

And yes I am aware, I have friends that compete and have actually won small comps in physique wearing those board shorts and weighing 155-175. The Mr. Olympia is just the most popular category in terms of interest because it's the biggest freak show. You see Phil Heath with 24 inch arms standing at like 250 while being 5% bodyfat and 5'8, and you are going to get some extra attention.

And yes, I'm also fully aware that anyone can compete in bodybuilding, that's what I said before. But how successful you are is going to depends on your personal genetics, and the higher up you get, the more they matter. At the Mr. Olympia level, or even the level of competing for sponsorships or pro cards, they are 95% of it, no amount of testosterone or training will give you perfect symmetry.
#46644 to #46640 - studbeefpile
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(06/29/2016) [-]
You got those numbers all wrong, bud. Let me help you out.

*90% skeleton, 2% lifts sometimes, 2% not drinking enough milk, 1% dedicated, and 5% NOT WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT FUCKING TAKES.
#46634 - mroads
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Are cheat days bad? Cause it feels like crap worrying about how much I ate and if it affected me harshly the day after
#46647 to #46634 - the one and only
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Shouldnt cheat days be a cheat meal?
#46635 to #46634 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
You SHOULD do cheat days every once in awhile, this is coming from someone who follows a very strict diet.

If you don't do cheat days, first off you want to kill yourself, and 2nd off you don't want to keep dieting for the rest of eternity do you? If you don't do a cheat day every once in awhile once you change diets or stop dieting altogether you fuck your body up and leave it wondering "wtf this isnt brown rice and chicken?", makes you get a massive case of the shits, you feel bad, don't want to lift, and you gain like twice the weight you would have if you have it every once in awhile.

Cheat days should be for like once every week and a half to 2 weeks. But don't over do it, get that slurpee, or that burger, but don't make the whole day a "fuck me up fam" day.
#46631 - asotil ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
www.illpumpyouup.com/rich-piana-5-percent-nutrition/5-percent-jug.htm

There are people who have actually bought this
#46657 to #46631 - cptmongtard
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
Gotta confuse the wallet, right babe?
#46636 to #46631 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
>There are actually people who like Rich Piana enough to give him 5 dollars.

Thats fucking crazy man.
#46633 to #46631 - the one and only
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(06/29/2016) [-]
I see people at my gym too.
#46632 to #46631 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/29/2016) [-]
It's only $4 bro that's a great deal .
#46626 - asotil ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
>Dad comes to gym with me yesterday
>Jeans
>Stopped for a cigarette twice
>This morning tells me "I think my lats got bigger"
>Points to his triceps
>We did squats, leg press, and lunges
#46628 to #46626 - studbeefpile
Reply +1
(06/28/2016) [-]
Lol, what are you talking about, I didn't go to the gym with you.
#46629 to #46628 - goobyman ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/28/2016) [-]
hey man i heard you're a trainer of some sorts or can give directions on workouts?
if so, I need some halp.
#46630 to #46629 - studbeefpile
Reply +1
(06/28/2016) [-]
Yeah man. If you're interested in online coaching, leave a comment on my profile.
#46627 to #46626 - marinepenguin ONLINE
Reply 0
(06/28/2016) [-]
Well he can only go up from here.
#46604 - IamWhoIam ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Hey you guys,

I just wanted to share my progress with all of you. I've always been a big (and overweight) guy. I always did sports and high school. Around 60 days ago I woke up one morning and was sick of seeing myself in the mirror and made a change. Restricted my caloric intact, started to clean up my diet and got a new gym membership.

When I started working out a month ago I really started to notice just how out of shape and plain obese I'd gotten. My max squat the summer of my senior year in high school when I was 16 (about 4 years ago now) was 425 and could rep 315 fairly easy. When I started squatting again I got gassed from doing maybe 5 reps of 135. Now after a month of hard work I got myself back up to 5 repping 225 at the end of my sets. I'm pretty damn proud of myself, but I still have a long way to go.

I started to notice other changes too recently. My belt that I wear at work is now a notch too big and my pants would start to slide down if I moved around too much. My fitness tracker on my wrist used to only have 2 notches that would fit but that number is now up to 5. My shirts hang a little bit differently and my shorts are too big and I actually have to tie them with the draw string so they stay up.

I honestly don't know how much I weighed when I made my change. I literally didn't have a scale that could weigh me. I bought a scale that goes over 300 pounds a week into it to make sure I was making progress and the number scared me. 365. I had gained over 70 pounds since high school and that wasn't even where I had started. My last weigh in on Saturday I hit my first goal. I was 333, two pounds under my first goal weight. I'm pretty proud of myself and just wanted ya'll to know and have someone hear about this other than my cat.
#46624 to #46604 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Congratulations man! Keep it up.
You really are a strong motherfucker, squatting 425 would be literally impossible for me (i don't even know how much i can do, probably not that much over 130 like you. However, i'm underweight at 147 pounds)
#46594 - mondominiman ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I want to start working out in public but my biggest problem is shyness. There's no gym near me so only thing I can do is body weights exercises outside, I can't do them inside the house because everyone is usually packed in there whenever I'm home and there's little to no privacy aside from the bathroom I'm currently staying in a small trailer/RV park with relatives because my job is just 10 min away and the rent here is dirt cheap . Every day I do several laps around the park and it takes roughly 5 minutes to complete one lap, there's even a lake on the other end of town that's about an hours walk from here and I eventually want to start jogging to and from it everyday. Back to the main question though, what should I do to overcome this problem of working out in public.
#46597 to #46594 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Realize that no one at the gym is judging you for being there. Whenever I go to the gym and see a skinny guy or a fat dude working out I may slightly cringe at their form or something, but I never think ill of them. Everyone is there to improve.
#46596 to #46594 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Coming from a fellow shy guy, I just learned to ignore the people in my gym and focus on the weights. I've taught myself to even use the stupidity of people around me to make myself better at getting in the right mind set. Don't talk to anyone you don't want to, and turn the music up.
#46606 to #46596 - mondominiman ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I'm fine at the gym I'm talking about working out on the lawn or somewhere at home. If I see others exercising as well than I have no issue but I'm alone in this case.
#46610 to #46606 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
All I can say is to mentally blindfold yourself, or just stay in the gym until you have a shed/ basement to use.
#46562 - whitechino
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(06/27/2016) [-]
What ya think, did I do my due diligence in helping young men or was I douch that over the line as a fake parent
I felt like I helped some 13 and 15 year olds in the long run.
They were working out with machines I asked if they wanted advice about working out and they said yeah.
I told them to wait till after 18 to use machines and instead to stay on soccer, basketball, football and calisthenics
Basically because machines and trying to bulk up stunts your growth.
I used myself, my friends, and the short minorities in gym as examples.
They seemed to absorb what I said and hopefully listen. They were all skinny af so I got them al early.
#46637 to #46562 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
>This much bait

I'm the only fuckboi who shit posts here, go find another board faggot.
#46651 to #46637 - baglesbites
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Sorry, léal is still the best shitposter of all time. Plateau for another 3 years and talk about cutting more, and you'll take his title
#46659 to #46651 - cptmongtard
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(06/29/2016) [-]
Imagine getting pregnant, giving birth, raising a child and then it turning out to be leal
#46685 to #46659 - baglesbites
Reply +1
(06/29/2016) [-]
Let's not think about the crippling depression and alcoholism.
#46615 to #46562 - KMD ONLINE
Reply +2
(06/28/2016) [-]
You. fucking. goober.
#46616 to #46615 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I don't even know what that is
#46605 to #46562 - whitechino
Reply 0
(06/28/2016) [-]
studbeefpile
marinepenguin
baglesbites
I've been debating about this for too long, if we were in a room this would have lasted 20 minutes.I gave ya tons of examples of why it's not good to start early. All ya are tall and were always going to be tall. That's the difference of ya thinking.
You're the only folks that's told me different. Isn't that a coincidence.
The studies that's online talk about them not affecting height but damaging the bones. They're not going to use twins as lab rats to see if one is going to be taller than the other by working on and not the other so it's always guess work when they can't predict the future. Some say they can grow quickly then halt it all together, some say they do at a point, and most say it's a myth.
I'm still going to let kids know not to lift until they had some pussy first, alright.
#46611 to #46605 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I'm 5'10 lol
#46608 to #46605 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I'm now convinced you're trolling. Good day
#46612 to #46608 - baglesbites
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Manlette, when will they learn
#46609 to #46608 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
chill out bro with that word. You know I'm not I'm just tired about debating, and I'm going to bed like right now. Just going to watch my PTI and pass out. Goodnight, yo.
#46584 to #46562 - studbeefpile
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Oh shit, I just read the whole post. You're an asshole. Why would you take lifting away from some innocent kids in pursuit of gains? You are retarded, and probably weak as fuck.
#46586 to #46584 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Wow, You're a funny guy.
Yeah, I guess I'm an asshole since a unanimous vote.
Fuck all my examples, experiences and the doctors advice.
All you guys must have PHDs and shit.
It's totally not that ya already at the end of growth and already 6ft that ya think differently.
Looking at the picture, you are stronger than me btw
#46601 to #46586 - studbeefpile
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Doctors don't know shit about lifting. Some "medical expert" said he thought Justin Bieber was on steroids because he gained like 15lbs.
#46595 to #46586 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
We are kind of being assholes, but when you tell a group of people who are pretty passionate about lifting weights that you straight up told kids to stop doing machines because it'd stunt their growth, you're going to suffer backlash. You could have said that on any weightlifting forum on the internet and I can almost guarantee it would happen almost every time there as well.
#46598 to #46595 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I understand. You guys aren't being assholes at all, seriously. I just think that since you guys were taller than I was when we started working out it obscures your perception of what tall is and could be without using weights at a young age.
Two kids who's 5'1 and another who's 5'6 start early then ends up being 5'7 and 6'1. The tall one is going to say "lifting didn't stop me."
That's all i'm trying to say.
#46600 to #46598 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
This is an extremely well studied concept, and is one of the biggest myths about lifting weights. If you google "does lifting weights " then "stunt growth" pops up almost immediately. You'll find very very little evidence that suggests it does.
#46603 to #46600 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I posted 2 different, credible articles with studies backing this up one of the first posts in this thread.
#46607 to #46603 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I noticed that.
#46568 to #46562 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
...you're retarded

The only way lifting weights, with either free weights or machines, will stunt growth is if you harm your growth plates on the end of your bones. Which is difficult to do.
#46569 to #46568 - whitechino
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Give me an example of a person started at 13 who's 6ft now. I know too many that's under 6 from white to black. I didn't make this shit up, this comes from other gym rats and my old doctor.
It's not going to stop it, but it'll help stop out from your potential.
#46625 to #46569 - asotil ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I'm 6'3 and started lifting at Planet Fitness when I was 12. I'd go with my mom after school and dicked around with machines barely knowing what the fuck any of them did while she walked on the treadmill. I'd sit on the calf raise machine for 20 minutes with fucking 30lbs thinking I was the shit. I'd do a set of 9 and a half lat pulldowns then check for abs. I'd get on some weird contraption that made you strap yourself in, release 2 locks, and do the twist while the pamphlet said it's good for the biceps. Since then I've grown roughly 11 inches taller, and my doctor tells me there's a good chance I'm still getting taller

You are both wrong and a humongous piece of shit. Those kids were probably stronger than you've ever been and I wouldn't doubt they had better form
#46602 to #46569 - IamWhoIam ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Basically my entire high school football team, myself, my brother, and many of my friends in college.
#46579 to #46569 - studbeefpile
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I started at 14 and I'm 6'. Is that close enough?
#46580 to #46579 - whitechino
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What were you like 5'8 when you started?
#46583 to #46580 - studbeefpile
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Idk, probably. You asked a question, and I answered. Lifting didn't stunt my growth at all. In fact, I even did bunch of dumb shit, that if anything, SHOULDVE fukked my shit up, but I still turned out fine.
#46572 to #46569 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
And I'd argue with your old doctor and gym rat buddies all day.

The ONLY way to stunt growth through lifting is to injure you're growth plates. That and taking steroids at a young age can fuck with your growth. But you're just as likely to harm your growth plates through lifting weights as any contact sport.
#46573 to #46572 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
My old doctor new her shit and your doctor would say the same. Basketball at a younge age is the secret of helping your height. All that stretching your legs when running and jumping, pulling your spine trying to get that rebound can really help you.
You're body stops growing at 21. Does it make sense to add muscle mass when you're suppose to be working on endurance and stretching on bones that's trying to grow?
I honestly can't think of one person I know who started before highschool who's your height now. You're either lucky or should be thanking your folks.
#46577 to #46573 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Holy fuck, your doctor told you running and jumping stretches bones? She needs her medical licence revoked for that, as bones are mostly rigid are supossed to be, besides the minimal around of play needed when growing. And jumping 'might' decompress your spine a few millimeters, that's the soft discs that are expanding and they'll be compressed again after a few hours.
#46581 to #46577 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
My doctor didn't say stretching bones, I said that and you know what I meant.
Leaping in the hair, stretching your spine for a ball high helps you. It tells your body "yo, I need to get longer so this mother fucker can stop stressing me to catch this orange thing."
Every Time you're done exercising you should stretch after and before you go to bed.
#46585 to #46581 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Your growth is determined by genetics and to a lesser extent, nutrition. Also long as you eat, you grow to a height generally determined by your lineage. I'm about 2 inches taller than the male cousins on my dad's side and 2-4 inches shorter than my mom's side putting me pretty close to the middle of the road.
#46587 to #46585 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Alright, since you have an example by genes with your family, tell me how and why that I'm the shortest male in family by generation, and I'm the only one who started working out early, none of them hasn't even been inside of a planet fitness? Was it just bad luck? I went to the gym more than I played basketball too at that age. I was not good at bball
#46588 to #46587 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Your first mistake was stepping into planet fitness. Now, memes aside, you were unlucky in terms of height. Stop blaming the weights on the fact that you're not tall and get in the gym and put in work.
#46590 to #46588 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Two doctors told me I was going to be above 6 ft.
Out of 15/16 cousins, I'm the unlucky one? You think that makes sense? It's not just me, it's the same with my friends that I started with. I'm not pulling this out my ass.
One of the others was taller than all of us, but he ended up being the shortest in his family, and they're fucking giants. He's like 6'2. He was lucky from the start.
#46593 to #46590 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Doctors have routinely told me I was going to be 6'1 at most. Doctors know a lot, but they aren't infallible, and when it comes to specializing in things like weight training or hormones or many things that involve weight training, they won't know much in depth unless they have a personal interest in it.
#46592 to #46590 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I'm tired of arguing over this. MayBe you did fuck your growth plates but that's not common. Maybe you're just unlucky, that's possible as well. Regardless the mass majority of people won't harm themselves in any severe way in the gym.
#46575 to #46573 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Who says you should focus on endurance and stretching when you're young? There's nothing wrong with teaching younger kids under high school age the right way how to lift weights, proper technique, and what can cause injury. It'll only increase their strength and athleticism as they grow older.

You of course don't want to make them lift at maximal weights because they're inexperienced and possibility of injury would be greater. But high school age kids can absolutely lift weights and put on muscle extremely safely. Just look at high school football programs across the united states.
#46582 to #46575 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
You focus on endurance early so when they get older they'll have the energy and will to keep doing and do extra when it comes to weights.
You can teach them proper technique that's always good, but they don't need to be on a bench press pushing weight.
In sports, like football, there's different positions. So a Quarterback or wide receiver is not going to be doing the same workouts in the gym as a lineman or linebacker. I've worked out with these niggas in college. They all do the same workouts on the field in practice but their gym coaches tell them each to do different things.
When you were 13, what were you like 5'9 already? You could have been 6'8 getting the apple high up you giraffe.
I'm just saying don't take the chance. Do everything else and wait till later. It's no big deal till they realize yo, I need this stool for that jar of peanut butter.
#46591 to #46582 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
You only start specialized weight regimens in college and maybe high level high schools. My brother plays college football and 95% of them lifted in high school.

Also I was under 5'6 at 13. I was 5'9 at 16, and grew to 6'3 at 17-18. I'm also the tallest one in my family, taller than my parents and grandparents.
#46578 to #46575 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
If you really wNted to push your argument, look at the old Soviet and current Chinese lifters, they start form drills with kids extremely young and add weights once they're like, 10 or something. Sure they're the elite few, but they do produce some of the best weightlifters.
#46571 to #46569 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I started in 8th grade and I'm 6'3.
#46574 to #46571 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I know you're a smart guy when it comes to working out and I respect you on that,
but sports and calisthenics are just as good for a growing boy.
They don't need to bench press 140 so soon.
#46576 to #46574 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Middle school, absolutely. High school I disagree.
#46563 to #46562 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Congratulations, you just spread misinformation about how weight training effects the body. Lifting weights, free or machine, will not stunt growth and will only make kids in their mid teens and up healthier and better at sports.
#46565 to #46563 - whitechino
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(06/27/2016) [-]
It does stunt your growth. Unless you have the perfect genes, it can affect you.
I started early in Middle school and fucked up early.
#46567 to #46565 - baglesbites
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Do 5 minutes of research and you find that people who injure themselves with poor form are the only ones who suffer and I'll effects. More kids don't immediately start squatting and deadlifting unless they play a sport in school, which usually have a somewhat informed coach, or an older mentor who teaches them the proper way to lift. Anecdotal evidence is not proof.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17119361
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445252/#!po=0.684932
#46570 to #46567 - whitechino
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(06/28/2016) [-]
The ones I talked to were never going to be on any teams.
#46555 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/27/2016) [-]
because fuck gyms and how expensive they are, i bought some dumbbells. "B. Company"
2 barbells, 30kg total. New condition. $30! fucking A++ deal.

Now, any good exercises that will train triceps, pecs, and biceps? Been looking, but i don't know a good routine for beginners...
#46623 to #46555 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
What i'm currently doing:
10 Hammer Curls
10 Alternating deltoid raises
5 to failure one-arm tricep extensions
10 Dumbbell curls
All with 8 kg on each arm, which is why tricep extensions are 5 to failure.

How many sets should i do? are those rep numbers around correct? How often a week should i do this?
#46638 to #46623 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
No offence, and I am legit not trying to insult you.
But 8kg is like 17ish pounds right?

Most people curl (for reps of 12) double that, like even DYEL old people at my gym do 25s.

Unless you have some kind of injury/have nearly no muscle mass, you more then likely are not building any kind of muscle with that low amount of weight.

That weight is perfect for cuban press, tricep kickback, and lateral flys though.

Do sets of 4-6, once you can do more then 6, pick up a bigger weight.
#46661 to #46638 - swaggerfiend
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(06/29/2016) [-]
"have nearly no muscle mass"

pretty sure that's the case for anyone who hasn't worked out... ever
#46655 to #46638 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/29/2016) [-]
dude i am literally a skinny fucking leaf
i can barely do one arm tricep extensions with the 8kg per arm, nevertheless a set of more than 5.
i don't want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, i just want to be "not a skinny fucking leaf".
I start out small, there's no way i can get right into lifting like 12kgs (25 pounds you said?) by just starting off.
Also, please show me that you can do 10 alternating deltoid raises with 34 pounds per arm. I want to see it.
I don't have a huge frame, i'm like 5'11" and weigh 67kg.
#46686 to #46655 - anon
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(06/29/2016) [-]
You're okay, it's a start, good on you. He's right you will eventually have to increase the weight but you will likely need to do more than just arm exercises. A big part of it is going to be your overall nutrition. Look-up compound exercises you can do with dumbbells and add those in i.e. floor press. Don't underestimate the use of your body to build strength, git gud at push-ups, seated dips, etc. Don't forget to work on your back, it makes a big difference on how your chest looks, balance in all things. Beyond it all, remember that all things worth having require time, patience and the ocassional blood sacrifice.
#46668 to #46655 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
You gotta be like auschwitz/african child level unhealthy to not be able to at least attempt a 25lb curl.
I never claimed to be able to do 35lb lateral raises (though with a bit of moment I could prob do 10 fairly strict ones)

Idk bro, I was 6'2 and 54.4kg when I first started and I could hit 20s and sometimes 25s.

I'm just saying you should push yourself, alot of people think they just need to move weight, but you need to actually be almost unable to do the last rap.

all those exercises do 8-12 reps for sets of 4

If you push yourself to your absolute limit you should not be able to do any weight more than 15 times, or else you are not breaking down muscle.

Also "I don't want to look like arnold" is a bad thought, even people who train every single day of their lives will never look like arnold. Trust me. Train like it is your life goal to look like arnold and maybe one day you won't look like "a skinny fucking leaf"
#46691 to #46668 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/29/2016) [-]
i'm not saying the curls are a problem, they aren't. the lat/delt raises and tricep extensions are
#46696 to #46691 - mendelevium
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(06/29/2016) [-]
You could do the tricep extensions with two hands on one dumbbell.
And with lat raises its "bad" to use momentum but thats only half true, its not really that bad as long as your form is strict and your pulling up with the elbows and not the hands aswell as keep the thumbs always pointed down. Just try to keep it slow on the way down.
#46700 to #46696 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/30/2016) [-]
what i did is just take one weight off the dumbell (so now it's 5kg instead of like 8 or close to it) and that works.
heard that lateral raises are actually bad for your arm/shoulder and could require surgery if done incorrectly and with too much weight? anyways, i'll try that.
#46705 to #46700 - mendelevium
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(06/30/2016) [-]
The people who say "lateral raises are bad DDDD:" are the same people who think flys are bad and upright rows are bad.

Yes they are horrible, if you have fucked form, bad genetics, and no strength.

But do them correctly, keep the weight low, and get the movement down, and you will love them.

I used to be one of those people cuz I have horrible shoulders, but I perfected the form, and worked on my bench a bit, and now they feel perfect and I got massive improvements on delts.
#46553 - mion
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(06/27/2016) [-]
There used to be a guy around here offering help to fellow FJers to lose weight and shit.
Is he, by chance, still active? I was on board for two or three weeks and shit went down in my life, but I've gained almost 50lbs after my surgery in January and I really badly need help losing some of it, since I really don't feel like biting the dust within the next few years.

Any help is appreciated, really.
Almost 22 year old male, 1,78m (5''9, I think?) and 133kg (about 270lbs, I guess).
I'd like to get down to about 100kg by march or so next year, if possible.

I am not allowed to do sports atm though, thanks to my surgery.
#46614 to #46553 - KMD ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Was it me?
#46599 to #46553 - studbeefpile
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Yeah, like bagle said, I do take on new sons regularly.

I don't know who specifically you're referring to, but I also offer help.
#46613 to #46599 - mion
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I don't think it was you, specifically, but quite honestly, anyone who could help me is more than appreciated :c
#46619 to #46613 - studbeefpile
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I take on online clients for weight loss, so if you're interested we can do that.
#46620 to #46619 - mion
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(06/28/2016) [-]
This is gonna sound super dumb, but do you want money for that? ._.
I don't really need a trainer, just someone to tell me what to look out for and maybe two or three exercises I can do in my current condition.
Once my doc says I'm all set, I'm gonna start my regular exercises again.
#46621 to #46620 - studbeefpile
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Yes, I do charge money for work. I write programs and keep accountability with my clients, and they tend to get great results.

No sweat though, I understand.

If you want to lose weight, the short answer is just cut back on carbs, don't eat past about 7pm, and go on daily 30-45 minute walks.
#46622 to #46621 - mion
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Thank you, much appreciated
#46589 to #46553 - baglesbites
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(06/28/2016) [-]
There's entry of info online about proper exercise and nutrition, you don't really need a trainer. Do Stronglifts 5x5 and run a few times a week and you'll see positive results. That's a very abbreviated explanation, but is hopefully enough for you to branch off and research on your own.

If you really want an online coach, I think studbeefpile is the guy you're looking for. He is always looking for a new son.
#46556 to #46553 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Where exactly was the surgery? Maybe you can do some really basic exercises.

Else, I'd just recommend this: Do not drink anything with sugar in it. tea: plain. coffee: with milk, at most. Drink a lot of water (3+ liters a day AT LEAST in the summer, 2+ in the winter)

Do not eat greasy and fatty foods, and avoid dairy products: these are the two most high-calorie foods. Settle down for your sugar intake in fruits, watermelon works great.

Eat a lot of salad instead of your normal toast or bowl of cereal. Avoid simple and processed grains, go for full-wheat bread. Avoid butter or margarine and go for low-fat cream cheese instead, but only a light spread (top with various greens like cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions). Soups will fill you up a lot, so eat soups. my personal favorite: borscht. try it (red beet soup with sour cream and potatoes)


Lastly: avoid high-salt foods. these will fuck you up and make you crave fatty foods and soft drinks (at least for me)

Good luck man

pic related, I'm mostly pulling this out of my ass own experience
#46557 to #46556 - mion
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(06/27/2016) [-]
TY for the answer.
The surgery was in the tailbone area and the scar is not that old yet and very... uhm... prone to tearing? I don't know how to explain, sorry. My doc said, no exercises that include moving butt cheeks, basically. Or none that put too much pressure on that area.

I rarely drink sugary stuff. Usually just carbonated water (about 2 - 2.5l/day) or green tea with ginger and lemon.

I thought about going for low fat curd cheese for breakfast. Either with some veggies, like cucumber/tomato or with fruits, like apples/berries (no bananas since they have quite a lot of carbs).
I don't use butter/margarine either. Currently eating two slices of whole grain bread with a slice of cheese on each. And two halved pickles, i.e. 2 slices cheese, 4 pickles.

No lunch, usually just buying a pretzel. And for dinner, I started eating little portions. i.e. 1 "spoon" (those cooking woodspoons) of rice/noodles with meat and other stuff like veggies or beans (are beans veggies? No idea, quite honestly)

Again, thank you very much for the help
#46558 to #46557 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/27/2016) [-]
that should technically work. there aren't a lot of exercises that don't put stress on the tailbone, standing or sitting, so i don't really know what to do there, maybe ask a physiologist or whatever.
It should work in losing weight, but i don't know for sure how quickly you would lose weight. Can you give me a calorie count on all of that? then we can figure out if your BMR is over or under your caloric intake.
#46559 to #46558 - mion
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(06/27/2016) [-]
I could do that, that'd be tomorrow in the morning, however. I'm not counting cals atm and I don't have access to the kitchen until then :c
#46561 to #46559 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/27/2016) [-]
I forgot to mention and ask: can you walk, and can you walk far?
walk, walk every day. take 30 minute walks. if you can do that, you will not lose weight by just exercise, but also by boosting your metabolic rate.
walk as frequently as you can
unless you are bed-bound, in which case i don't know what to do there :/
#46560 to #46559 - goobyman ONLINE
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(06/27/2016) [-]
This is a permanent board, so take your time. Just give me a rundown, and there are plenty of websites to help you track calories and give nutritional information
such as this one, which i use a lot nutritiondata.self.com
#46549 - indalx
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(06/27/2016) [-]
After some thought i decided to start posting here.
This is me 3 years ago. I have been in a better shape than this.
Currently i am doing some Cardio and pushups mostly due to lack of time.
I will hit the Gym in September and start lifting once more. I added some extra pounds in the belly but nothing too fat,i have been in this condition multiple times and i always lose the weight.
I was blessed with good metabolism.

My problem is that if i start lifting then its over,i become a muscle guy. I tried getting fit by following certain workouts but i dont seem to be able to develop carbed body (did i say that right?)

Give me some Diet advices since i eat steaks,pizzas and souvlaki like a motherfucker.
I dont drink cokes and stuff like that.



#46617 to #46549 - KMD ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
From the sounds of your diet you're just holding a fuck ton of water from all the salt and natural creatine in your foods.
#46552 to #46549 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
If you want to convert your car to a carburetor, check out /cars/
#46554 to #46552 - indalx
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(06/27/2016) [-]
What i meant was "ripped"

#46564 to #46554 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Ripped is just having some muscle mass and being lean
#46566 to #46564 - indalx
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Its mostly due to low percentage to fat
#46546 - asotil ONLINE
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#46618 to #46546 - KMD ONLINE
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(06/28/2016) [-]
I fucking love you asotil. Always bring the grins with the piranha memes
#46536 - burpy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
When trying to burn last bits of visible fat without losing weight, is it more essential to keep an eye on what you're eating or how much you're eating? If the former, any good tips on what would be best to stay away from?
#46537 to #46536 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
You can't lose fat without losing weight unless you're also gaining the exact same amount of muscle, which it very, very difficult to achieve. Now, when losing fat the most important thing to do is eat less calories than your body uses to maintain weight. Look up a calorie calculator, punch in the info it requests and Fi those calories with lean meat veggies and other whole foods.
#46539 to #46537 - burpy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Well, that sounds like a bit of a dilemma. I'm already at the risk of becoming underweight if I lose any more weight, but I think I could cut a bit on the fat to look a bit more desireable.
#46540 to #46539 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
If you lift weights and control your diet, the muscle gain would help a lot due to the extra lean mass. If you hold fat in the chest, lower abdomen and love handles like I do, cutting down on bodyfat without having decent muscle mass will be made very difficult since fat is held in those locations until last, so you'd have to be at a very low weight to lose it all. With added muscle, you can maintain a healthier weight while being at a lower bodyfat percentage.
#46541 to #46540 - burpy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
That sounds logical. My issue is that I'm not a fan of free weights; I usually prefer more relaxed exercises such as rowing, but I don't know if it actually builds noticeable mass or if it's considered to be more of a cardio exercise.
#46542 to #46541 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Rowing can put on some mass if you actually were to kayak or canoe, but the rowing machine pretty much straight cardio. If you don't want to lift look into bodyweight routines like convict conditioning and use those to put on some size.

Btw your might get raped for saying you don't like free weights, we're a bunch of elitists here
#46543 to #46542 - burpy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Yeah, I know. I'll just keep trying to see if I can get a feel for it. It'd definitely do me good.
#46544 to #46543 - baglesbites
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(06/27/2016) [-]
My recommendation is to try different things. Personally, lifting heavy is what got me into lifting and I still prefer it, but bodybuilding style workouts are fun because the pump your get is absolutely awesome. Machine work is also more common so that might be up your alley.
#46545 to #46544 - burpy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
I'm just wondering if my issue is that I push too hard at first before my muscles get to adjust to actually being used, or if I'm just being a little bitch who just needs to walk through the thorns in order to expect results.
#46531 - theahhnold
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(06/26/2016) [-]
This comparison is 2 years old, but I just yet got enough courage to post it. Fat-guy-confidence chased me a looong long time. I was working out with my bodyweight for 2 years now. It's not enough. It's good for lean muscles and condition, but I want broad shoulders, so I'm at the gym since 2 weeks 4 times per week, and I won't stop soon. Just wanted to share
#46548 to #46531 - maddboiy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Nice progress man, keep it up
#46551 to #46548 - theahhnold
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(06/27/2016) [-]
hahaha, I try my best!
#46528 - brackgrapple
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(06/26/2016) [-]
Lost about 40 pounds in the past 2 maybe 3 months. Im sitting at about 125 right now and I need to gain weight desperately. Any ideas?
#46534 to #46528 - mendelevium
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(06/26/2016) [-]
"I'm eating as much as I can afford"

Assuming you have more then 10 dollars to your name you could eat rice, chicken, and anything with sodium which are some of the cheapest and easiest to find in bulk items on the planet.

Sodium for water weight.
Rice for carbs.
Chicken for protein.
#46530 to #46528 - swaggerfiend
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(06/26/2016) [-]
Eat more
#46533 to #46530 - brackgrapple
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(06/26/2016) [-]
Im eating as much as I can afford
#46550 to #46533 - maddboiy
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Brown rice, porridge oats and frozen chicken, don't bother with fresh if you're watching your wallet and go for frozen bags, you have to defrost them and shit but it's cheaper than buying fresh chicken breast.