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User avatar #14250 - pirgh (05/25/2014) [-]
looking to lose a bit of weight and build some muscle. A six pack and swapping my Slight man tits for something less jiggly, Need my arms to be a bit more toned but nothing like giant veiny things and my legs are pretty strong except for my inner theighs and my theighs have a but of flab on them.

I hate running so anything not treadmill related would be perfect but am willing to suck it up if needs be.

Dont wanna do any of that protien shit and some good foods to eat would be appreciated.
User avatar #14254 to #14250 - bababadsheep (05/26/2014) [-]
Do any type of cardio you like. Intense cycling, running, swimming etc to lose weight. Once you are starting to look "skinny" (I don't know, less than 15% bodyfat?), add in a weightlifting regime and ease off on the cardio (or eat more food). Starting Strength is good, provided that you actually read the book and not the TL;DR on the wiki, so maybe do that.
User avatar #14251 to #14250 - marinepenguin (05/26/2014) [-]
You need to lose weight first. Build muscle after.

Eat a little less, exercise more. Jogging makes you lose fat and muscle. Walking and sprinting will lose pure fat (sprints are more effective for obvious reasons).
User avatar #14253 to #14251 - bababadsheep (05/26/2014) [-]
"You need to lose weight first. Build muscle after."

He could technically try recomp, but that is iffy.
User avatar #14255 to #14253 - marinepenguin (05/26/2014) [-]
He could do that, yes. But if you lose the fat first, your insulin sensitivity goes up, making it easier to build muscle. It's just quicker to lose the fat in the beginning.
User avatar #14256 to #14255 - bababadsheep (05/26/2014) [-]
I just thought I'd mention it ITT, but not actually recommend that he do it. And I always feel awkward about recommending cardio outside of running. Honestly, how many people are going to bike hard enough and long enough to do the same work? I guess I will keep mentioning it though, gotta remind people of the options.

Can you link a study on the insulin thing? I just want to read up on that.
User avatar #14257 to #14256 - marinepenguin (05/26/2014) [-]
Being a lifter myself, I prefer to do HIIT for fat loss. That way you lose no muscle mass while you continue to burn fat. Cycling would do a good job of that too, but I've always found sprints a lot more exciting and fun. As a person who did cross country for the longest time, I now loath steady state cardio because of the fact that it kill a pound of muscle for every 3 pounds of fat.

Also, what's ITT? I've never heard of that?

Here's the link to one insulin sensitivity related article, you can look up more on this site. www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/5_ways_to_improve_insulin_sensitivity
User avatar #14258 to #14257 - bababadsheep (05/26/2014) [-]
In This Thread. It is a web term, not a fitness term. As far as the different types of cardio, different strokes for different folks.

I was going to complain about your source, but the writer's sources are actually great so I will trust the info. I appreciate it.
User avatar #14259 to #14258 - marinepenguin (05/26/2014) [-]
Now I feel silly about the ITT thing.

And I like that site mainly because the authors cite a lot of their stuff, or have been coaches themselves for 30 years and know how the body works to a T.
User avatar #14247 - herblegerble (05/25/2014) [-]
Decided to start running today. I did 4.45km in 23 and a half minutes, and I don't know how to feel about that.
I fucking hate cardio.
User avatar #14238 - thekillerwalrus (05/24/2014) [-]
Does putting weights in a backpack for a walk work?
User avatar #14249 to #14238 - marinepenguin (05/25/2014) [-]
Actually yes, while it doesn't seem like it would be a great way to lose fat, walking burns pure fat. Adding weights will just make it more difficult on the legs, and will prevent further muscle from being lost. Although a weight vest would work better.
User avatar #14240 to #14238 - lordketchup (05/24/2014) [-]
"Work" as in?
User avatar #14241 to #14240 - thekillerwalrus (05/24/2014) [-]
Like, with weight loss. To clarify does more weight help with weight loss?
User avatar #14243 to #14241 - lordketchup (05/24/2014) [-]
It won't help you burn more calories that normal walking, but you will train your legs and shoulders, unnoticable gains

In conclusion, it's a waste of time and space, if you want to lose weight just go for a run
User avatar #14248 to #14243 - marinepenguin (05/25/2014) [-]
Actually, walking does a better overall job of losing weight (pure fat weight) then jogging does. Same with sprinting.
User avatar #14244 to #14243 - thekillerwalrus (05/24/2014) [-]
That's what I've been doing, I'm slowly getting there. Thanks and sorry if the question was "dumb" I was just curious x3=
#14239 to #14238 - anonymous (05/24/2014) [-]
Having half of a functioning brain might work
User avatar #14242 to #14239 - thekillerwalrus (05/24/2014) [-]
Right back at you
User avatar #14232 - CaptainAsshat (05/24/2014) [-]
sitting on your dick makes it slightly longer over time, /fitness/. take notes
#14224 - saltybanana (05/23/2014) [-]
alright so my finals are so close to be finished, and im soooo happy that thats over so i can stop bulking.   
   
my question is what could you recommend some one who has little knowledge on cutting ive cut before but lost alot of muscle mass, i ended up looking like a stick    
   
like what should i eat after my workout. such as carbs proteins fats. how much is needed?   
   
heard you need a lot of carbs post workout but idk man i heard alot stuff? whats your opinion?
alright so my finals are so close to be finished, and im soooo happy that thats over so i can stop bulking.

my question is what could you recommend some one who has little knowledge on cutting ive cut before but lost alot of muscle mass, i ended up looking like a stick

like what should i eat after my workout. such as carbs proteins fats. how much is needed?

heard you need a lot of carbs post workout but idk man i heard alot stuff? whats your opinion?
#14233 to #14224 - lordketchup (05/24/2014) [-]
You're pretty late with cutting, summer is pretty much already over

jokes aside, you should have a high protein (eat lots of chicken) and low carbs diet, when you eat carbs make sure it's complex carbs (whole grain bread, pasta)
You could buy some cheap whey and drink that after every workout if you have the money

Cut all sugar, drink lots of water, do cardio on rest days.

Remember that you need to burn more calories than you consume in order to lose weight.
Or get Tren, if you want to go easymode
User avatar #14246 to #14233 - saltybanana (05/25/2014) [-]
lol i wouldnt even know where to get tren in the first place maybe the sticky guy at the gym bathroom knows but on the srs note i would wanna stay natural since i have little with lifting.

thanks mate!! its kinda werid cause when i eat that stuff such as pasta or whole grains i wont see much results. but when i eat like sushi, subway or anything like fastfood i see strations all over my body and im like what?
User avatar #14226 to #14224 - marinepenguin (05/23/2014) [-]
To cut to where you don't lose muscle, you continue to lift weights and preferably do things like sprints to where you maintain your muscle mass. You should also be running at about a 400-500 calorie deficit in your diet. Any more then that will put you at risk for metabolic damage and you'll struggle losing weight.
User avatar #14228 to #14226 - saltybanana (05/24/2014) [-]
whatsa your view on a post workout meal, other than a protein shake cause my shakes bring all the boys to the yard what yopu mean 400-500 calorie deficit in your diet. like if im doing 2200 cals, reduce the cals?
User avatar #14230 to #14228 - marinepenguin (05/24/2014) [-]
Well you should always eat after a workout.

And I mean find out how many daily calories your body needs to maintain your current weight, then undercut it by about 400 calories. If you're exercising I wouldn't go any fewer then that.
#14214 - tripleaaayyyeee (05/23/2014) [-]
Any powerlifters here used the juggernaut method before? I'm gonna start it in a month in preparation for my next meet, but I just wanna know if people made some big gains from it.
User avatar #14213 - marinepenguin (05/22/2014) [-]
I'm having an issue here fitness.

So today at work it was really slow, and I was sitting down a lot. When all of a sudden I stand up and notice just the tiniest ache in my middle back, right below the middle of my two shoulder blades, almost like my back needs to pop. So I try to pop this fucker and I manage to pop my back about 3 or 4 times, but the feeling and the ache is still there. I just sit back down and ignore it because it doesn't hurt very bad. Fast forward about 2 more hours and the ache has turned into noticeable pain and hurts every time I take a breath, but it dulls if I get up and walk around.

Eventually work gets over about 3 hours ago and so I'm standing up constantly and the pain is coming back with a vengeance. But being Mr. Wannabe badass here I workout anyways. Everythings cool and none of my lifts hurt, bench presses, pushups (it's push day) are all cool, just a dull ache again. Then I get to the dreaded overhead press and on my last, heaviest set the pain become EXCRUCIATING. Every breath is like a knife digging into my back. After that I stick with some stretches, a few more sets of pushups which don't aggravate it further and then I finish with some spiderman crawls as a cooldown.

Does anyone have any idea what this pain could be? Or why the hell it started hurting for no reason? Yesterday was my off day, and the day before that was legs. Neither one of those days had any sort of back pain.
User avatar #14235 to #14213 - oborawatabinost (05/24/2014) [-]
I have a bunch of back problems (which really sucks to have being as young as I am), and while mine's mostly lower back, your best bet is to rest it, wannabe-badass or not. Depending on how bad it is, you can go see a chiropractor.
User avatar #14223 to #14213 - saltybanana (05/23/2014) [-]
you probably pulled something, if i were you id take at least a week off of lifting i know it sucks, but its save than sorry

you can do the poor mans massage and foam roll carefully on that area. helps me
User avatar #14225 to #14223 - marinepenguin (05/23/2014) [-]
I know I didn't completely pull a muscle, I think I just strained something. I've been laying down and resting ever since it has happened and it only got to the point that it completely immobilized me. It was so tight and I couldn't move. This morning I decided to get up and start stretching it. So I'm going to keep active, I'll do a light workout today just to see how things go, nothing heavy, playing it safe. I'm not going to aggravate it, but sitting doing nothing makes it worse.
User avatar #14229 to #14225 - saltybanana (05/24/2014) [-]
justy stay safe man, see doc hopefully he can tell you wassup with your problem.
User avatar #14216 to #14213 - bababadsheep (05/23/2014) [-]
Go see a doctor/chiropractor. No one here is qualified enough to give you good advice.
User avatar #14218 to #14216 - marinepenguin (05/23/2014) [-]
I'm not going to go to the doctor after just one day. If after a few days it persists then I'll go. I can at least tough it out until then.
User avatar #14219 to #14218 - bababadsheep (05/23/2014) [-]
Oh. Do you live in a country where going to the doctor costs you money? Like America? Because I understand now. Do some stretches and use both cold and warm treatment on the sore area, one of those should work. Try the cold first, then the warm.
So stretch>cold>warm. Lay on your stomach on a couch while applying either the cold or the warm. Maybe that will help.
User avatar #14220 to #14219 - marinepenguin (05/23/2014) [-]
Yes, which has caused myself and my family to be fairly adept in handling injuries. We basically have never gone to the doctor for any injury below broken bones. I've needed stitches a ton of times and my dad just used super glue to close the wound instead.

I am already doing stretches and applying ice and heat. But I've just never had something like this come out of the blue so fast for no apparent reason. I'm hoping after a few nights rest it'll work itself out like it usually does.
User avatar #14209 - danrmanalt ONLINE (05/22/2014) [-]
I'm trying to lose about 25 kg.
I don't necessarily want muscle gain, except maybe in my calves and stuff.
Thing is, I just do not eat vegetables. What can I do to reach this goal in 6-10 months?
User avatar #14236 to #14209 - oborawatabinost (05/24/2014) [-]
I used to be a little pudgy, and now I'm about 10-15 pounds below average.

I did it with running, martial arts, push ups, and sit ups. And eating less.

That's all there really is to it, and now I'm in pretty decent shape. If you can find the motivation and get into a routine, then it's not too hard.
User avatar #14231 to #14209 - newposterintown (05/24/2014) [-]
If you don't eat vegetables, what do you eat? Carbs and meat...?
User avatar #14227 to #14209 - Fryskelijer (05/23/2014) [-]
do what fellow below you says and use this site to count the calories
www.myfitnesspal.com
User avatar #14222 to #14209 - marinepenguin (05/23/2014) [-]
I ACCIDENTALLY HIT CAPS LOCK TO START THIS EXPLANATION SO THERE'S NO GOING BACK NOW.

FIRST YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND GAIN MUSCLE AT THE SAME TIME SO THAT'S NOT A WORRY FOR YOUR PARTICULAR GOALS IT SEEMS. HOWEVER, YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT LOSING A LOT OF MUSCLE ALONG WITH FAT I'D HOPE ANYWAYS . TO DO THIS SIMPLY CONSUME FEWER CALORIES THEN WHAT YOU EXPEND. FIND OUT HOW MANY CALORIES YOUR BODY USES ON A DAILY BASES, THEN EAT ABOUT 400 LESS THEN THAT. EXERCISE WILL MAKE IT GO MUCH FASTER AND IF DONE RIGHT WILL KEEP YOU FROM LOSING MUSCLE AND LOOKING LIKE A SKINNYFAT KIND OF PERSON. TO DO THIS YOU CAN DO BARBELL TRAINING, HIIT OR A FEW OTHER EXERCISE METHODS. 50LBS IS A LOT OF WEIGHT, BUT IF DONE CORRECTLY AND FOCUSING ON YOUR GOALS YOU COULD EASILY LOSE MORE THEN 50 LBS.

GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED
User avatar #14234 to #14222 - lordketchup (05/24/2014) [-]
WHY ARE WE SCREAMING?
User avatar #14217 to #14209 - bababadsheep (05/23/2014) [-]
Couch 2 5K.
User avatar #14212 to #14209 - awesomerninjathing (05/22/2014) [-]
how much do you weigh anyway?
User avatar #14211 to #14209 - awesomerninjathing (05/22/2014) [-]
fuck vegetables

just work out brah
go running every day or so
User avatar #14221 to #14211 - danrmanalt ONLINE (05/23/2014) [-]
Not really trying to gain like any muscle at all though
I wanna get trapped out
User avatar #14205 - brozotheclown (05/22/2014) [-]
Yo, I'm done with school for about 2 months and I was constantly working out in weight training but know I need workouts that will add a bit more muscle. I wrestle so I can't pack on to much weight, and I weigh 113 pounds, any help?
User avatar #14206 to #14205 - marinepenguin (05/22/2014) [-]
www.funnyjunk.com/advice/134736#134736 I replied to you on the advice board.
#14204 - anonymous (05/21/2014) [-]
Which is better for losing weight, not necessarily building muscle. Running as hard as you can for a short amount of time, or running slowly for longer lengths. For instance, I hate running on treadmills so I generally try to run a half mile as fast as I can which is usually 5 minutes, but when I run outside I generally run 2 miles in 30 minutes.
User avatar #14237 to #14204 - oborawatabinost (05/24/2014) [-]
I'm not quite sure, but I do long-ish distance running (about 3 miles), rather than sprints, and I've lost weight.
User avatar #14207 to #14204 - marinepenguin (05/22/2014) [-]
HIIT training is perfect for losing pure fat and maintaining the muscle you have. Sprints or short distances like the 800 or lower generally do an excellent job. Steady state cardio like jogging will burn muscle along with fat and make you look "skinnyfat"
User avatar #14203 - marinepenguin (05/21/2014) [-]
I saw a few things today when I went to an old gym for the first time in about 6 months.
1. I forgot how big, BIG actually was. There's a guy there who's a regular and he's taller then me by about an inch (I'm 6'3), he's leaner, and he has about 50 lbs of solid muscle over what I have. He humbled me by taking my weight I was doing on squats and added another set of plates.

2. I saw your average underweight kid, short and probably 100lbs dripping wet. He was doing hanging leg raises which could have easily been confused with a chinup to the untrained eye. It reminded me of when I would go there and just screw around, wasting the time I spent in the gym. Lessons learned I guess.

Seeing these two people I came to a conclusion as I was finishing my last set of leg extensions. I believe that in the fitness world, when one sees a person like in point 1 there are two kinds of people who react in opposite ways.

I think that most people see the tall and incredibly muscular man, and they want to be him, but their problem is that they see his physique and strength as unattainable and they are intimidated and give up before they really try, making excuses along the way.

The other kind of person has an opposite mentality, unfortunately I also think it's an increasingly rare state of mind, I believe that these other people see him and as they think about how they'd like to reach his level they don't become intimidated. I think that instead they become motivated, they take it as a challenge and push themselves so that they can possibly reach that level.

I think we can agree which kind of person becomes more successful not only in the weight room, but in life.
User avatar #14196 - unncommon ONLINE (05/20/2014) [-]
Push/Pull/Legs vs. Arms/Chest/Back/Shoulders/Legs
Any opinions?
User avatar #14201 to #14196 - marinepenguin (05/21/2014) [-]
I feel like this question is specifically for me because a 5 day split like that for 6 months and I've been doing push pull legs for about 3 months.

From my experience the five day split really beefed me up. Gained 20lbs and a lot of muscle size, which is expected for the volume.

Push, pull, legs has really upped my lifts so far. Gaining about 20-30lbs thus far. Gained another 15lbs, which so far has been faster then the 5 day split. Although my size hasn't increased so much as my muscle hardness and density.

So far I think I've preffered Push/Pull/legs, mainly because it's more simple and straightforward.
User avatar #14202 to #14201 - marinepenguin (05/21/2014) [-]
Because I did a*
User avatar #14198 to #14196 - bababadsheep (05/20/2014) [-]
Aesthetics or strength? Depending on which you are working for, the answer changes.
User avatar #14199 to #14198 - unncommon ONLINE (05/20/2014) [-]
That's the conclusion that I came to as well, I'm just asking for individual preference is all.
User avatar #14200 to #14199 - bababadsheep (05/20/2014) [-]
Push pull in my case since I care more about strength than aesthetics.
#14189 - anonymous (05/19/2014) [-]
>tfw an afternoon run turns into pushing someone's car to the gas station because they ran out of gas

Fence-sitters: If you won't work out for yourself, at least do it so you'll be more able to help others when they need you. It's so worth it.
User avatar #14194 to #14189 - oborawatabinost (05/20/2014) [-]
That thought occurred to me while helping my friends move out of their dorms.
User avatar #14188 - strallee (05/19/2014) [-]
So, today i have torn my ligaments, on my foot. And I need help. What exercise can I do in my condition. And what is the best way to go trough this, and make it better? Please help FJ.
User avatar #14192 to #14188 - newposterintown (05/20/2014) [-]
Have you talked to a doctor at all?
User avatar #14210 to #14192 - strallee (05/22/2014) [-]
Yes, I have a cast on my leg. But I still want to train, and do not know how.
User avatar #14215 to #14210 - newposterintown (05/23/2014) [-]
To be honest, I'm not too sure.
User avatar #14164 - marinepenguin (05/17/2014) [-]
Got home from work, ate for an hour an a half. Counted what I ate, and I had eaten over 2200 calories in one go. Now I'm exhausted and have had no motivation all day. Good thing it's a rest day.
User avatar #14167 to #14164 - lordketchup (05/18/2014) [-]
Holy shit, what did you eat?
User avatar #14175 to #14167 - marinepenguin (05/18/2014) [-]
Something like 4 eggs, then a family sized can of sphagettios, then a few more eggs, a protein shake, went to the store and bough like 6 banquet meals (they're pretty high in protein) and ate 4 of them. Had a big bowl of cottage cheese, then finished with a plate of chicken. It was just an insatiable hunger out of nowhere. Although I hadn't eaten very much the day before.
#14195 to #14175 - oborawatabinost (05/20/2014) [-]
I have those days where I'm like The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

It's no biggie, it just happens sometimes.
User avatar #14181 to #14175 - newposterintown (05/18/2014) [-]
That sounds terrible.
User avatar #14184 to #14181 - marinepenguin (05/19/2014) [-]
How so?
User avatar #14162 - beatmasterz ONLINE (05/17/2014) [-]
With which cooking method does an egg have the most nutrional value? Omelet, scrambled boiled etc..
User avatar #14197 to #14162 - unncommon ONLINE (05/20/2014) [-]
Raw
User avatar #14183 to #14162 - newposterintown (05/19/2014) [-]
Can't find it, unfortunately. With an omelet, you can other other nutritionally valuable things, but I think boiling it would preserve the most of its natural nutritional value as an egg.
User avatar #14186 to #14183 - beatmasterz ONLINE (05/19/2014) [-]
Alright. And is omelet the same as scrambled?
User avatar #14187 to #14186 - newposterintown (05/19/2014) [-]
When you stir the eggs, yes. Just add vegetables if you want, but not milk.
User avatar #14190 to #14187 - beatmasterz ONLINE (05/20/2014) [-]
Why not milk?
User avatar #14191 to #14190 - newposterintown (05/20/2014) [-]
Not sure. Probably because milk makes eggs more light and fluffy, but when you make an omelet you want it to be firm, I guess.
User avatar #14208 to #14191 - beatmasterz ONLINE (05/22/2014) [-]
Doesn't need to be firm when you stir it.
User avatar #14182 to #14162 - newposterintown (05/18/2014) [-]
Hmm...I had a chart...hold on, I might be able to find it somewhere.
User avatar #14157 - beatmasterz ONLINE (05/17/2014) [-]
I'm 17, weigh about 130 lbs and I'm 5'7. I'm skinnyfat and want to build up some muscle. How do I start bulking and exercising? Also, is joining a gym mandatory? Because I'm very low on money.
User avatar #14193 to #14157 - newposterintown (05/20/2014) [-]
Joining a gym is not mandatory, but you'll likely bulk up more and see more progress if you do. I myself use a pull-up bar, and do push-ups at home, only home workouts. Sprints and jogging too.
User avatar #14169 to #14157 - bababadsheep (05/18/2014) [-]
Count your calories and eat more than your TDEE, for a clean bulk do around 200 more calories, for a dirty bulk do more than 200 excess calories.
Get a gym membership, if you are in highschool, use your school's gym if they have one.
Learn SS, that's Starting Strength. While the actual routine may not be what works best for you, the lessons on proper form, diet, and what the most important exercises are, are all important lessons.
Do compounds instead of isolation. This means, deadlift, squats, benchpress, clean and press, powercleans, and snatches. Basically all of the strongman and olympic lifts. Do isolation after you have gotten to an intermediate level of strength, you don't need it at first.
Use strstd.com and a photo diary to remind yourself of your progress. Once a month use strstd and take a photo, also checking your weight first thing in the morning every Monday. This will let you know if you are making progress or not.

Good luck.
User avatar #14185 to #14169 - beatmasterz ONLINE (05/19/2014) [-]
Thanks, I'll see how far I can get.
User avatar #14168 to #14157 - lordketchup (05/18/2014) [-]
Eat big
Workout like a motherfucker
sleep alot
User avatar #14161 to #14157 - marinepenguin (05/17/2014) [-]
I have a gym membership but I work out at home 90% of the time. But I basically have a home gym. The best way to gain size and strength is through a lot of food, barbell training, and a lot of rest.
User avatar #14156 - pringlez (05/17/2014) [-]
Coming here for this because this is probably the closest board to a health board. So, in my groin area, I have some sort of bump or in grown ball-thing. I'm not sure what it is, but it is solid, and it hurts from pressure. From my POV, it is on the right side of the base of the nuts. Any ideas on what it may be?
User avatar #14163 to #14156 - winners (05/17/2014) [-]
how long has it been there?
User avatar #14166 to #14163 - winners (05/18/2014) [-]
its def something to see a doctor about immediately
User avatar #14165 to #14163 - pringlez (05/18/2014) [-]
For a while actually. Half a year I think?
#14158 to #14156 - pov (05/17/2014) [-]
It might be me touching it...

No but it all seriousness you should go get it checked with a doctor.

It could be
a cyst
swollen glands
a hernia
an enlarged vein or
genital warts

This is by going off the key word "groin"
User avatar #14159 to #14158 - pringlez (05/17/2014) [-]
Any specific doctor you recommend?
#14160 to #14159 - pov (05/17/2014) [-]
Well i have no idea where you live so it may be different from where i live.
User avatar #14245 to #14160 - pringlez (05/25/2014) [-]
Well update on this situation finally;
turns out to be a pimple and I am currently holding a tissue to my nuts as I type this. A pimple. For like 6 fucking months. What the hell man
User avatar #14154 - nsfwcontent (05/17/2014) [-]
In the times I can make it to the gym things like the squat rack and barbells are always being hogged by the group of DeadLift4Life guys that go to the gym and I can't get near them.

So i've been thinking, would doing the rowing machine be decent for a majority of body workout if I upped the resistance on it? I mean you gotta push with legs and pull with arms and it works out front abdomen too, so it'd just be back after wouldn't it?

Would this work? if not what would be the next best things to do?
User avatar #14170 to #14154 - bababadsheep (05/18/2014) [-]
Just ask to work in with them. If they are DL'ing in the squat rack you can ask to work in and they will probably even help you take the weights off and set it up for you. Just don't spaghetti, you will be fine.
User avatar #14172 to #14170 - nsfwcontent (05/18/2014) [-]
I'll try that, thanks

Just out of curiosity, would that rowing machine thing have worked?
User avatar #14173 to #14172 - bababadsheep (05/18/2014) [-]
Rowing is the most strength based of all the endurance sports (running, cycling, rowing, skiing, swimming), so yes but no. It would make you good at rowing, but not necessarily bigger and/or stronger. Well it would, but not the the same degree as doing exercises that are specifically designed to make you bigger and stronger.

Ya dig?
User avatar #14174 to #14173 - nsfwcontent (05/18/2014) [-]
Yeah, it would be like going 'I fancy having a coke' then having a pepsi
#14148 - anonymous (05/17/2014) [-]
Hello everyone, I was hoping I could get some general-start up fitness advice.

First off, I'm extremely skinny and scrawny, and overall pretty weak. I'm okay in the cardio department, but what I really need to do is put on some muscle mass.

I don't have access to a gym or weights of any sort, unless lifting random heavy objects counts, so what I'm looking for is a general work-out plan that I can do with my own body weight. I'm not sure if standard push-ups and sit-ups are what I really need, or what.

Any recommendations would be great.
User avatar #14171 to #14148 - bababadsheep (05/18/2014) [-]
Starting Strength.
#14176 to #14171 - anonymous (05/18/2014) [-]
I'm sorry?
User avatar #14177 to #14176 - bababadsheep (05/18/2014) [-]
Unless you are 5'2" you aren't going to look muscular after doing a lot of calisthenics. Get access to a gym and do Starting Strength.
#14178 to #14177 - anonymous (05/18/2014) [-]
Well, I'm only 5'6....

I really don't have access to a gym, there are few locally and I can't afford a membership. Is there really no option for doing this from home?
User avatar #14179 to #14178 - bababadsheep (05/18/2014) [-]
Not really. You can get in shape without barbells and stuff, but to get big and really strong you need to use the progressively heavier weight increase that is inherent to barbell training.

If you are a highschool student, most schools have a gym, at least where I'm from. If not, I would get a part-time job at McDonald's and use money from there to get a membership. Back when I was in higschool that's what I did, since one of the companies benefits was that you got a discount for one of the local gyms.

Try that.
#14180 to #14179 - anonymous (05/18/2014) [-]
Alright, I'll see what I can do, thanks.
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