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marinepenguin

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Gender: male
Age: 19
Youtube Channel: Leonard2580
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Interests: Hanging out, being stupid with friends, sports, working out, video games.
Date Signed Up:1/24/2011
Last Login:5/07/2015
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User avatar #330 - studbeefpile (05/06/2015) [-]
feedback on video pls
User avatar #331 to #330 - marinepenguin (18 hours ago) [-]
I thought it was good.
User avatar #332 to #331 - studbeefpile (17 hours ago) [-]
g thx 4 dEp insite.
User avatar #333 to #332 - marinepenguin (16 hours ago) [-]
Sorry mate. I just woke up and I watched it last night.

When I watched it I didn't have any extreme complaints. I'll watch it again later and let you know about anything I may disagree with.
User avatar #328 - teoyuppie (05/06/2015) [-]
Hey, just wanted to catch up and see how you're doing. How's the Military thing coming along?
User avatar #329 to #328 - marinepenguin (05/06/2015) [-]
It's been pretty great actually, I haven't gotten dates yet unfortunately, but I'm really looking forward to it all. What about you?
#304 - studbeefpile has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #305 to #304 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
It's official, we're now irl broritos.
#306 to #305 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
I'm the black guy. Because I'm black.
User avatar #308 to #306 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
What I'm saying is that I want to be the black guy.
User avatar #310 to #308 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
I Wish I Was A Black Guy - JULIAN SMITH

This is you.
User avatar #312 to #310 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
>Julian Smith

We can be friends.
User avatar #313 to #312 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
Julian is great, I just wish he'd put out content more often.

And yes, Brandon is a cracker name. CHECKMATE. It's cool though, I have plenty of white friends. You fittina break up with your gf or something?
User avatar #314 to #313 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
Truly is a curse. Working on the ghetto ass to make up for it though.


And it's a long story brah, but I'm heavily considering it.
User avatar #315 to #314 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
#skwatbooty

I catch your drift though. If you feel like discussing it, I've spent mannny many hours talking with different people about these sorts of things/decisions, so I really don't mind talking about it at all. For whatever reason people seem to like talking to me about that stuff. Of course if you don't feel like talking about it, you don't have to.
User avatar #316 to #315 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
It's just a ton of different factors really.

I'm leaving for basic training this summer, and I have no plans on marrying her. And once I get back I'll be moving closer to my future college and getting a job there, away from my hometown where she also lives, and I don't want to move in with her.

And on top of that, a girl I've known, liked, and cared for since I was a freshman in high school has recently become single and has shown a lot of interest in me.

And included in all that, hanging out with my gf, and doing really any activity with her feels like a huge chore and I never look forward to it. She's my first serious relationship, and she's convinced we're going to get married. In her eyes everything is perfect and nothing is wrong, so me breaking it off would utterly destroy her.

I already know what I want, and what I should do, but actually doing it is hard. Especially after yesterday was our two year anniversary.
User avatar #318 to #316 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
BTdubs, I deleted my original comment because I don't think it's a good idea to have my FB profile up on this site.
User avatar #320 to #318 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
Understandable, it's all good.
User avatar #317 to #316 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
That is rough dude. Very rough indeed.

There are a couple things you have to consider.

1. Love is more choice, than emotion. Ask any married couple - there will be times when you don't 'feel' like loving your SO, but you do anyway, because you're committed to them.

So look at the facts of your overall relationship. Does she give you something valuable, and you're just overlooking it at the moment?

2. If she doesn't give you anything, and you really don't have any intention to marry her whatsoever, you absolutely need to cut the relationship off as soon as possible for her sake. If you don't plan on going anywhere, ultimately it's going to end up hurting her down the road faaaar more than if you just break up with her now.

Of course it'll be difficult, but there are good ways to do it. Take your time, and be careful with your wording. If she understands where you're coming from, then that's good, and perhaps you guys can still be decent friends. If she loses it, it's a good thing you got out anyway.

Ultimately this is in your hands, but the worst thing you could do is not do anything about the situation at all. The longer it goes on, the worse it'll be when it ends.
User avatar #319 to #317 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
I love her in the idea that I really care for her and want the best for her, but I don't love her in the way that I'd spend my life with her.

She doesn't really give me anything, companionship sure, but I've gotten her a job, a car, got her to go to college, without me she'd be way worse off. So for that she really appreciates me. but I don't get anything from her that I couldn't get from any other girl while having more freedom for myself.

This other girl that just entered the picture only makes things worse. My parents and all our friends have constantly told me that they think both of us will end up together in the end, and when we're both at work we talk almost nonstop. And now that she left her extremely constricting boyfriend she's started flirting as well. Now I would never stoop so low as to make something of this while with my girlfriend, but the temptation is there and I don't think that's much better.

Like I said, I know what needs to be done, I just find it hard to actually do it, it's like a goddamn massive bandaid I don't want to pull off.
User avatar #321 to #319 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
You just gotta be strong and do it dude.

My advice would be to take a whole evening and just set aside time to talk about it. You don't wanna leave anything to question. The sooner the better, you know this.

Besides, if you don't act on this other chick fast, she might get taken by some other dude that's quicker to the draw.
User avatar #322 to #321 - marinepenguin (03/24/2015) [-]
Yeah that's something I really fear. I have liked her for a long time, lot of regrets with that girl. This could be my last chance with her.
User avatar #323 to #322 - studbeefpile (03/24/2015) [-]
Then make it happen captain. Move forward. Don't look back.
User avatar #324 to #323 - marinepenguin (03/24/2015) [-]
Thanks for listening. Appreciate venting more than anything.
User avatar #325 to #324 - studbeefpile (03/24/2015) [-]
The opposite of expression is depression. If you don't express, you get depressed. Venting is necessary.

I often have to vent as well, and you know, there's someone that's always been there for me. Through thick and thin, hot and cold. Depressed. Happy. Sad. Excited. No matter what, they've always been there for me......

That person is Deadlift Day.
User avatar #326 to #325 - marinepenguin (03/24/2015) [-]
For sure, lifting always helps when it comes to really everything. Angry? Squats. Sad? Chest. Teenage angst? Back day. The iron always listens to your problems.
User avatar #327 to #326 - studbeefpile (03/24/2015) [-]
Hahah, teenage angst.

"Nobody understands me, I'm gonna go into my gym and lift to Greenday!"

Is that your set though? For me Deadlifting will help with pretty much any emotion - although especially anger and sadness. Squats are good when I'm just amped up and wanna crush something, and bench is actually pretty chill for me. I find that I typically don't get super duper hyped for bench and that's fine. Bench is just an easy chill day for me.
User avatar #328 to #327 - marinepenguin (03/24/2015) [-]
Nah not really, I just picked random stuff.

I have a ton of volume and high rep work, so while I look forward to stuff like squats and power cleans, my workouts in general are brutal enough to where I'm too wiped to experience any sort of emotion for an hour or two.

But yeah, chest day is probably my least intense day as well.
User avatar #309 to #308 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
pfft, maybe your skin.

I play the funky bass.
I pick up white chicks.
I can dance well.
I have a black name.
I really love fried chicken.
I have really dark hair and eyes.
I know how to move my hips.
I listen to a lot of ethnic music.
I don't get sunburned, I just get darker.

Basically what I'm getting at is that I'm a negro.
User avatar #311 to #309 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
You just described me, except for the black name and bass playing. like honestly, ever met a black Brandon? That's like the whitest name ever
User avatar #307 to #306 - marinepenguin (03/23/2015) [-]
Negro please. I'm just as dark as you are.
User avatar #299 - cognosceteipsum (02/13/2015) [-]
Tfw I see your name I get reminded I will probably never be in any kind of military
User avatar #294 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/28/2015) [-]
So how much would you recommend me for calorie intake, so far I've been taking in around 3200. I wanna gain a lot of weight, but I don't wanna fat myself up. 5'11, 136 currently and I workout 6 times a week between 1:30-2hrs. I of course understand that if I actually want abs I would need to cut so I won't be seeing them for a while.
User avatar #295 to #294 - marinepenguin (01/28/2015) [-]
Have you been gaining weight recently at 3200 calories?
User avatar #296 to #295 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/28/2015) [-]
I honestly can't tell because I don't measure in equal intervals (before eating) but I've definitely been eating more then I used to and I can definitely continue. I'm sure I've gained at least 5 pounds.
User avatar #297 to #296 - marinepenguin (01/28/2015) [-]
In how long of a timeframe? If you are wanting to gain extremely lean muscle, you should expect maybe a pound or 2 a month. You can only build about .25 lbs of muscle a week at max. So if you were to gain a pound of fat for every pound of muscle, you'd be doing good.

But considering that you are 136 pounds. You may want to put on some mass in general. I'd say if you aren't gaining a ton of weight, up it to 3500 a day.
User avatar #298 to #297 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/28/2015) [-]
Thanks I will, I need an excuse to eat more.
User avatar #292 - teoyuppie (01/20/2015) [-]
Finally saw American Sniper yesterday. It was really good.Very moving too.
User avatar #293 to #292 - marinepenguin (01/20/2015) [-]
That's good. Glad you liked it.
User avatar #275 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Going to see American Sniper tomorrow. I'm not gonna well up like a little bitch at the end right?
User avatar #276 to #275 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
You may shed a manly tear or two.
User avatar #277 to #276 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Alright, because movies about valor and brotherhood always gets me going.
User avatar #278 to #277 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
You'll get plenty of that. It's an emotional rollercoaster the entire time.
User avatar #279 to #278 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Yeah, my cousin went through a lot of that when he was in combat.
User avatar #280 to #279 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
Really? What branch is he in?

I just recently joined the Air National Guard. My unit has a reputation for getting a lot of deployments, so chances are that I'll be in a bad situation at some in my 6 years.
User avatar #281 to #280 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
He was in the Marines. Served from 2004-2007ish. Fought in the harshest situations when **** really hit the fan in Fallujah. Also in Najaf and Baghdad. Got wounded when his hummvee was avoiding an IED. But he's doing well. No signs of PTSD, he's fully mobile and got out in one piece and maintains a great job. So we're all thankful he's doing well. I still remember flying down with my father to Parris Island when he graduated that summer. It gave me a deeper appreciation for our troops.
User avatar #282 to #281 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
Well that's awesome. In the movie they are in Fallujah for quite some time. I'm glad to hear he got out in one piece physically and mentally. I haven't even gotten to basic yet, but in my student flight I've already gotten to appreciate the camaraderie and discipline.
User avatar #283 to #282 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
If only more people had that spirit. My brother's in the Navy in near the Florida border and he tells me that some people just don't give a rat's ass about following orders. Mostly urban youth, people who are overweight and cheat on the physicals and some sexual situations. Some with military wives some with women in service. It's soiling the morale. But I guess **** happens and the military will handle it.
User avatar #284 to #283 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
Yeah those people irritate the hell out of me. People are in the military either because they're patriotic or they just consider it a job. It should be more then that. I decided a long time ago that I was going to get involved in the military as some point, my father was in the navy as a search and rescue and I wanted to continue the military tradition. Unfortunately the National Guard is all I can do while in college. If a large scale war broke out I know that I'd try to join the TACPs and enlist full time.
User avatar #285 to #284 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Honestly, I considered enlisting but I was too far into college to do so. I would have done it not for myself, but for the love of my country and to rightfully earn that title of a Marine. I grew up in a small town in New Jersey, just 20 minutes away from Manhattan. A lot of people in my town went to work there and unfortunately we lost a good amount of people on 9/11. I still remember it like it was yesterday. My mom also knew people when they were kids who were taken on that day, I'm always meeting new people and eventually find out that they lost a parent, our area stopped holding ceremonies after the anniversary because it was too much for a lot of us. But I'd say 9/11 was a day that made me appreciate my family, my country and our men and women in uniform more than ever. If ever you head out to NYC I highly recommend you check out the memorial. I was just there this past summer and it was breathtaking. Got me choked up honestly.
User avatar #286 to #285 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
I'm in a small town in the Midwest so fortunately we didn't lose anyone around here. Being a small rural town with big guns and a rich history of veterans you can imagine how we all reacted after that day. We have a lot of Iraq veterans over here because of it. I was in first grade at the time, but I remember being dismissed from school and seeing everyone cry.

I'll make it a point to visit someday. I admit I don't feel like I'm doing as much as I can just being in the guard, I don't think I deserve the title of airman even. Only people who give their full time and enlist deserve that.
User avatar #287 to #286 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
I truly believe what you're doing counts. Every little contribution in the efforts of freedom matters no matter what. Your area sound so Americana with the veterans. I can't imagine what it must be like on Memorial Day and Independence Day.
User avatar #288 to #287 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
Regardless I'll still give those enlisted men the respect they deserve.

And it's crazy. Barbeques, services, speeches, parades. Out of every graduating class (40-60 every year) a good 2-5 will be headed straight to basic for the air force or boot for other branches. I remember on veterans day programs when I was in grade school, our new gym that held 1100 people was standing room only. Standing ovations, 21 gun salutes and all. My father rarely went because he felt he didn't deserve the honor. He was in during the first gulf war and he knew guys that got killed, but he never fired a shot being just naval search and rescue.
User avatar #289 to #288 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Wow. That's amazing. I have a lot of respect for anyone who proudly serves for the right cause. Your father is one of many that make this nation great.
User avatar #290 to #289 - marinepenguin (01/18/2015) [-]
I'm sure he'd really appreciate that.

And we kind of got off topic a bit, but I enjoyed the movie as much as I did Saving Private Ryan, and Lone Survivor. You'll enjoy it plenty.
User avatar #291 to #290 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Thanks man. I greatly appreciate it.
User avatar #272 - teoberry (01/01/2015) [-]
do you want that stupid ******* prowler? because i'll happily steal it from my gym and mail it to you to get that ****** outta my life
User avatar #273 to #272 - marinepenguin (01/01/2015) [-]
Plz do that
User avatar #274 to #273 - teoberry (01/01/2015) [-]
i made the mistake of mentioning it was my sweet 16 tomorrow, which lead to 16 lengths of the gym (which isn't that long, at least where the prowler is) with the prowler. idk the weight because i dont know the natural weight of the prowler, but it had 4 plates on it which was not very nice on my legs
User avatar #263 - studbeefpile (12/30/2014) [-]
Comments are slow, lets skype sometime. I think we could both learn a lot from each other.
User avatar #264 to #263 - marinepenguin (12/30/2014) [-]
Yeah we'll have to do that sometime.
User avatar #266 to #264 - syrianassassin (12/30/2014) [-]
ohhhh


you have skype? wanna join cool group with total lulz and hate?
User avatar #268 to #266 - marinepenguin (12/30/2014) [-]
Yeah sure. I'll have to get it all set up on my laptop first.
User avatar #270 to #268 - syrianassassin (12/30/2014) [-]
add me.

syrianassassin or use this e-mail: 3ommer@ live.com
User avatar #300 to #270 - cognosceteipsum (02/13/2015) [-]
Did you add him?
User avatar #302 to #301 - cognosceteipsum (02/13/2015) [-]
Damn. Ask again
User avatar #271 to #270 - marinepenguin (12/30/2014) [-]
Will do.
#261 - syrianassassin (12/28/2014) [-]
2015 4 days

goyim not modifying his profile style.

such antisemitism.

GO MODIFY YOUR STYLE GOY!
User avatar #265 to #261 - marinepenguin (12/30/2014) [-]
I did the thing
User avatar #259 - marinepenguin (12/24/2014) [-]
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User avatar #262 to #259 - syrianassassin (12/28/2014) [-]
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**syrianassassin rolls Steampunk ******** .**
User avatar #260 to #259 - marinepenguin (12/24/2014) [-]
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User avatar #257 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/24/2014) [-]
link2thread
User avatar #258 to #257 - marinepenguin (12/24/2014) [-]
I'll let you know when I do it. I'm not at home. I'm on my phone.
User avatar #247 - nyawgga (12/22/2014) [-]
Do you have any pics
User avatar #248 to #247 - marinepenguin (12/23/2014) [-]
Of what
User avatar #249 to #248 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
you, you sound jacked
User avatar #250 to #249 - marinepenguin (12/23/2014) [-]
I have a few older ones here on my profile if you scroll down. I'm at work so I can't really post any right now. I wouldn't say I'm jacked though, fairly muscular sure.
User avatar #251 to #250 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
I would call you jacked. Do you do only bodybuilding or strength training too?
User avatar #252 to #251 - marinepenguin (12/23/2014) [-]
I've always worked like a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding. I always worked in the 5-8 rep range, so I gained strength and size at the same time. Then recently I went purely with 5 reps and focused on strength for about 6 months. Now I've been doing a lot more bodybuilding type workouts to try and get bigger and improve my base of strength.
User avatar #253 to #252 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
Sweet.

I'm gonna try doing 2 months powerlifting and 2 months bodybuilding, alternating. Just to keep things exciting

User avatar #254 to #253 - marinepenguin (12/23/2014) [-]
Yeah that's actually the best idea for people who've been lifting for a few years. Just starting out it's best to stick with something like 5x5 and build up a base of size and strength.
User avatar #255 to #254 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
Right now that's exactly what I'm doing.

Is there a certain point I should reach where I should move onto bodybuilding?
User avatar #256 to #255 - marinepenguin (12/23/2014) [-]
Well if you're wanting to become a bodybuilder, I'd say you can begin a bodybuilding routine once you hit a 1.5x bodyweight bench, 2x Squat, at least a 2x deadlift, and a .75 overhead press. That's just my opinion though.
User avatar #245 - marinepenguin (12/21/2014) [-]
**marinepenguin used "*roll rpg name*"**
**marinepenguin rolls Calaudra**
User avatar #246 to #245 - marinepenguin (12/21/2014) [-]
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User avatar #230 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I think that civilizations commit collective suicide intentionally once they reach a certain point of sentience and awareness
User avatar #231 to #230 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
Interesting.


Now where did this come from?
User avatar #232 to #231 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I don't know what
User avatar #233 to #232 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
Upon further investigation, you were on the science board after I posted my link. So I'll assume you came from there.

But I'm curious, why do you think that civilizations would commit suicide intentionally? What would lead them to believe that that was the best course of action?
User avatar #234 to #233 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I actually actually came from religion board, went to the science board after looking through your comments

Its just that life's generally empty. We fill it with stuff but It doesn't last and we'll never really be satisfied. Just what I think. Oh and the diseases and pain and evil and stuff.. too many "and" but whatever. If someone could change my view of this sure. But that's how I believe for the moment.
User avatar #235 to #234 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
I don't really agree with that. I completely accept that life has no real purpose beyond just pure reproduction of our species, and that we have no real meaning in the world, but yet I'm still fascinated by the idea of going to space and discovering all that we possibly can. There will always be people like me who are curious and hopeful for the future, regardless of the reasons that we exist. So while many people may find that the world is bleak and terrible, others may see just the opposite.

In the end I think our natural curiosity and basic instinct to survive will overcome any feelings of hopelessness or uselessness. Just look at so many people who have been in terrible and hopeless situations, instead of just dying, they were desperate to survive and lived one day at a time. That alone proves to me that we wouldn't kill ourselves off as a species just because "life is meaningless and it sucks to be alive". Humanity will endure for as long as we don't kill ourselves off or we aren't killed off.
User avatar #236 to #235 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
Like most people then I guess
User avatar #237 to #236 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
Most people give up? Or most people endure?
User avatar #239 to #238 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
Exactly. Although that's one interesting concept as to why we haven't found any intelligent life as of yet. That they kill themselves off before they can advance far enough to explore space.

In my opinion it isn't because there aren't any other species out there, it's either that

1) We simply haven't encountered any yet. The sheer distance between stars creates a barrier between us and other races.

2) We have actually been discovered by other species, but they just monitor our progress and don't attempt to interact with us physically for whatever reason.

3) We have been discovered by other species in the past, and perhaps they even met some of our ancestors (watered down version of the "ancient alien" theory), and that they monitor/ guide our species in an attempt to create another interstellar civilization

4) We are currently interacting with alien species, but our governments are hiding that fact from us from reasons that vary from "massive changes in basic human social structure" to "keeping panic at bay because we have no way of keeping these beings from killing us whenever" and everything in between.

Or even a multitude of other reasons. I think other alien species existing that are intelligent is not only likely, but inevitable. It may even be possible that once we reach the level of an interstellar civilization we could discover that there is in fact a whole society of different species existing in space, in some kind of "star wars" fashion.
User avatar #240 to #239 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I'm not sure actually. Hard to pick which one seems more appealing to me.
User avatar #241 to #240 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
I'm not saying you have to pick one to believe in, I'm saying that you should be open to all possibilities. If you believe wholeheartedly in one thing when it comes to science, you'll probably be disappointed. For me, whatever happens, happens. If we are alone in this universe, then humanity has endless potential to explore and learn (although we will most definitely remain divided for eternity). If we are not, the we will see how that goes as well.
User avatar #242 to #241 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
Yah, I know. I just said. It's a scary thing to think of.
User avatar #243 to #242 - marinepenguin (12/18/2014) [-]
Scary for you. Exciting and thrilling for me. The only thing that would terrify me, is if we found a race so incredibly more advanced then we are that wanted to do us harm. This world isn't a "Humanity **** Yeah" thread, if they wanted us dead, they wouldn't have trouble killing all of us with much effort to make room for themselves.
User avatar #244 to #243 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
Yeah probably
User avatar #220 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Barbell Training Guide for Beginners

Intro
Barbell training is one of the best forms of exercise out there. It’ll make you big, strong, fast, explosive, and make you look pretty damn good. This comes at the cost of discipline in what you eat, what you do, and hard work at the gym. Barbell training almost always centers around big compound movements, with most emphasis usually placed on the 3 “big lifts” like the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift. Other notable movements include the pull up, overhead press, rows, weighted lunges and front squat, but most programs put a large amount of focus on the big 3.

Basics
Now if you don’t know how to bench, squat, deadlift, or really do any of the movements that I mentioned before (which most of you probably don’t), I would highly recommend that you find someone who does and have them teach you. Some of these lifts can be highly technical and take some technique to learn, and the better your form from the start, the better and more easily you will progress. If you can’t find someone to help you in person, look up how to videos on YouTube and try your best to replicate them. Spend a few weeks simply getting down the movement and teaching yourself proper form. Then we can really get to the fun par, adding weight.

Now as a beginner your body has a remarkable ability to recover from stress, this allows you to get stronger and better at moving more weight every single workout. This means that you should go up by 5 pounds on bench, and 10 pounds on squat and deadlifts, every single time you set foot in the gym at first. If you fail and you can’t get that weight that specific workout, keep the weight the same and try again the next workout, don’t go up in weight until you can finish the previous amount.
User avatar #225 to #220 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Diet

Now depending on your goals, your diet will vary extremely. Losing and gaining weight all depends on your caloric intake, if you eat more calories then your body needs to maintain itself you will gain weight, the opposite occurs if you eat fewer calories than your body needs.

Gaining weight
To gain weight all you need to do is find out how many calories your body needs to maintain itself, then eat 500-800 calories more, while eating close to your lean body mass weight in grams of protein (For instance, if you weigh 180lbs, but you're carrying 10-15lbs of fat, then you'll only need to eat about 150 grams of protein a day). Ideally, you'd eat mostly clean foods, but it isn't completely necessary. You'll just feel a little bit better. Clean foods are not processed, not fast food, not junk. If you have to wonder to yourself “is this good for me?" It probably isn’t. Although when it comes to gaining weight, you have a bit more leniency than if you were losing weight. You can eat some fast food every few days to help get in more calories and protein, you can eat some "bad" calorie dense foods on occasion for the same reason. Now note that I say on occasion, or every few days, I don’t mean that McDoubles should be your main source of calories every other day.
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User avatar #224 to #221 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Now the reason that you only want to eat a certain amount of calories above maintenance level is becuase your body can only gain .25-.5 pounds of muscle mass per week at a maximum on average. Once your body's capacity to build muscle has been exceeded, you will start to pile on the fat. That being said, there are some people who are known as “hard gainers” these people have naturally super quick metabolisms and have a resistance to gaining mass even when eating at a caloric surplus, these people have also been known as ectomorphs traditionally. One way to get past this is to literally force your body to grow by eating even more food. If you find that after eating at a caloric surplus of 500-800 calories a day you only gain about a pound a month, start upping your calories, try to eat up to 3500 or even 4000 calories a day to force your body to build muscle and gain mass.
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User avatar #223 to #222 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Losing Weight
Losing weight is a bit more complicated, you find your maintenance level and then you eat about 400 below that, and you can add in some low level activity like walking to burn more calories, while weightlifting to put more metabolic stress on large parts of your body, raising your metabolism. This will cause you to shed nearly pure fat while holding onto your muscle, and you may even be able to gain small amounts of muscle. You generally shouldn't eat below a 600 calorie deficit, especially with exercise. Doing that can cause your body to go into a starvation mode and accumulate metabolic damage, which makes your body resistant to fat loss and can kill muscle gains. Basically your body thinks it won’t be getting food, so it tries to force itself to sustain it’s current weight by dropping it’s metabolism to nearly zero. Many people force themselves into having this affliction, then give up after seeing few results and begin to eat regularly again. This causes them to gain even more fat and thus the cycle will continue when they try to lose weight again. Do things right, take things slow.
User avatar #226 to #223 - marinepenguin (12/15/2014) [-]
It's been awhile since I've changed the paper up. What did you revise?
User avatar #227 to #226 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Mostly stuff about weight loss and weight gain, since I have first hand experience with weight loss (lost 50lbs a couple years ago, was fat **** ).

For instance, previously it said you should NEVER EVER go below a 400 calorie deficit, because it'll cause you to go into starvation mode. That's simply not true. You have to be eating a really really small amount of food for that to happen.

I also changed the protein intake portion. You don't need to eat exactly your body weight in grams of protein. You don't need to be eating extra protein for fat that you have. I weigh 210 right now, and I only eat 170 to 180 grams per day, and I have no problem gaining strength and size.

I also modified the part on clean eating. The truth of the matter is that Calories in vs Calories out is all there is to it. Clean eating just isn't completely necessary for everyone.

Other than that, I just fixed a couple grammatical errors.
User avatar #228 to #227 - marinepenguin (12/15/2014) [-]
When you are incredibly fat you can easily go below that because your body knows that it has plenty of left over energy stores. As your stores get lower, your body begins to lower your metabolism as it tries to stall weight loss. This can lead to people exercising harder to try and make up for less fat loss, and cause even more metabolic damage. Then you can further spiral down by eating even less and exercising even more, causing your metabolism to plummet and you to become lethargic.

I've seen a lot of people I know do this, and it only takes about a month to start becoming lethargic and sick feeling. I should have worded it differently, but I'm trying to keep people from entering this downward spiral. A 400 calories deficit with exercise can make you lose 5 pounds a month at the very least, that's 60 pounds in a year. Can you make a larger deficit and see progress? Yeah of course. Do you need to? Not at all.


That's fairly true, honestly I've read all kinds of things about it, like how we only need .5 g of protein for every pound all the way up to 2g per pound for maximum results. So I try to stay at least up to my poundage in lean mass in protein, but it's good to get people used to eating at LEAST 150 grams of protein a day. Once again, my wording could be better.

And true, but I'm a firm believer that not all calories are created equal. You can lose weight while eating McDonalds every day, but you won't feel nearly as good as if you ate home cooked meals that were full of veggies, fruits, and lean meats. That's just for losing weight though. For gaining mass you don't have to super clean, I have fast food every 2 to 3 days to help keep my calories up.

But thanks for the help man. I'll change some stuff up on my main copy that I have and write a little bit more. I'll try to keep everyone updated on current copies and whatnot.
User avatar #229 to #228 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
That 50lbs was lost in 5 months, by the way.

I used to think the same thing about calories being different, but I've found with both experience, and other sources like this - www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4eaJe_lKsU&list=UUNqbcf-5nORpyfzrqQNLSVw - that calories really are calories. Of course it's not always ideal, but it isn't supremely important.

Anyway, let me know if you need anything else on it.
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#217 - marinepenguin (12/10/2014) [-]
Currently 202 pounds. Getting bigger as time goes on.
User avatar #207 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/28/2014) [-]
what do you think of supersets? like with two movements for example.
User avatar #208 to #207 - marinepenguin (11/28/2014) [-]
They're good tools to use for building size. I haven't used them in a better part of a year, but you can include one or two in your routine if you feel like you need it.
User avatar #211 to #209 - marinepenguin (11/29/2014) [-]
Well hello.
User avatar #212 to #211 - include (11/29/2014) [-]
Hi.
User avatar #213 to #212 - marinepenguin (11/29/2014) [-]
I didn't even realize I had mentioned you. I apologize.
User avatar #214 to #213 - include (11/29/2014) [-]
It's alright, I like reading my mentions marinepenguin.
User avatar #215 to #214 - marinepenguin (11/29/2014) [-]
I would too, unfortunately you don't really have many people saying my name unless it's on purpose.
User avatar #216 to #215 - include (11/29/2014) [-]
True
#184 - marinepenguin (11/05/2014) [-]
Almost at my goal of 200 pounds
User avatar #185 to #184 - lulzformalaysiaair (11/12/2014) [-]
dat buzzcut
User avatar #187 to #185 - marinepenguin (11/12/2014) [-]
I was forced to, since I joined the military. I like it though.
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