I'm going to Argentina for 2 years on a mission and I won't have more than 30 min of exercise every morning and some more time on my prep days (once a week) but no gym access, just bought some resistance bands, is keeping my gains possible? I've already come to terms with losing a lot of my strength but I'm natty so I hope I'll recover it quickly when I return.
Why tf are you doing that bullshit, going around and bothering people while looking like a dork
This. Do Mormons not realise they do an excellent job of making their religion appear as unappealing as possible? Do they even want converts or do they just want to ride around on bikes looking like big dorks all over the world.
Answer me OP, surely you must be aware.
>tmw I can't escape religious fights on /fit CAN YOU JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION
Ditch the heretical cult and spend the next two years in the gym instead.
You could have just said you're moving to Argentina for reasons.
You're the one who brought Mormonism in to conversation
you have no personality
you have no identity
you are a smiling robot wearing nice clothes
if there is a real person inside your grey matter you need to wake him the fuck up
one day you will realize how much time you wasted on man-made fairy tales, and hopefully for your sake, you will still have time to actually live.
>you'd be self actualized like me if only you'd get rid of all your convictions that are worth sacrificing your time for
Yo good luck man. I had an AP in Germany who was a big time football player before the mission. He acquired a barbell and weight plates and would lift in the apartment every morning. He also moved them to different areas as he got transferred. My man was an animal.
You can do anything if you're dedicated. Personally I worked on calisthenics mostly, had some companions that were into running.
Also we need to get off IST bro what are we doing here lmao
>unironically believing in the Book of "and it came to pass"
If you believed in a god and your religion, making yourself looks silly/annoying is but a small consequence when serving your god. If you truly believed that what you were doing was for the greater good, then that should be a price you’re willing to pay 100x over. I was raised in the LDS church but I left when I became an adult. Although I don’t practice the religion anymore, I acknowledge it as a net positive in this world and the people are truly lovely.
Also OP, you may lose some gains but prob won’t be much if you can go hard with the little Time you have. You’re gonna get some juicy ass gains with all the biking tho lol
Thanks man :D! I definitely could use the cardio, hoping I don't get fat but I'm told every missionary does at some point
You prob will get fat haha. Every return missionary I’ve ever known puts on some weight. People just love feeding the missionaries so you may as well make peace with it lol
Being overly muscular would be bad for missionary work. Otter mode is ideal for your two years. Just don't eat too much.
So it's basically ritual humiliation to galvanized the current members?
Buddy, OP is a mormon
This is the most joke version of religion, even Scientologists have a better claim then they do
How is Mormonism any more daft than Christianity in general? At least Mormons spread good vibes, daft as their beliefs undoubtedly are.
They are basically Masonic satanism but they just switched some words with Jesus and worship their prophet above all else
Wait till you see their gay underwear
I’m on fit rn to get advice and not give it but I bet you could be an absolute calisthenics beast after two years of consistently doing as many push-ups (various forms), crunches, pull-ups, as possible in the free time you have.
Not OP but I find them to be chipper and jovial people tbh
How about you dont go to other countries and fucking bother people.
door jamb pullup bar, burpees, and running. maybe a jump rope
maybe you can get yourself a sandbag for cleans + squats
>grown ass man brainwashed by this retarded shit
For upper body get rings, superset presses and pulls to save as much time as possible. For lower body consider getting a weighted vest, something to elevate your heels (so you can do more quad-biased squats with minimal weight), something to do nordic curls with, and if you can, some dumbbells would be great for heel elevated goblet squats, bulgarian split squats, ATG split squats, single leg RDLs, and single leg calf raises. Again superset movements if you can to save time.
Also for the spinal erectors, the only exercise that I can think of that would work them well enough to maintain/grow would be holding any heavy object you can find in the bottom position of an RDL/zercher good morning (depends on the type of object) for as long as you can. Besides that maybe you could try doing some jefferson curls with whatever weight you have lying around (start light obviously), that could also help.
Honestly lower body is the only complicated thing here, if you get gymnastics rings you can develop your entire upper body to an elite level just with those. And if you have dumbbells you can easily fill in all the gaps with isolation
When do you earn your magic underwear? Have you done any soaking and jump-humping yet?
Served my mission in Bulgaria. After a while I just emptied a suitcase and bought some dumbells- 80 pounds worth and used them till I went home. Left them at the mission home when I left.
Good luck gay and get the fuck off IST- dear god you little idiot
If you want to actually connect with god? Eat some psilocybin mushrooms outside of Moab on a nice day. Don’t think that your fucked up cult of a church is anything more than a platform for psychopaths to administer control and power over other people. Jesus would be appalled by your church and the only way to connect with god is through yourself.
LDS is based OP, and I would convert if it want too late for me to get into super heaven. Don’t listen to these haters. You can keep a lot with a good calisthenics routine but your strength on barbell lifts won’t stick around unless you can get to a gym.
Never too Late Pal! I pray our paths cross and I have the opportunity to bear my testimony 🙂
Bro, I’ve had like 3 cups of coffee just today, there’s no hope for me. But I wish you well in your mission work!
Just create your own Mormon sub-religion.
There's already muscular Christianity so now you have to become the leader of muscular Mormonism.
Never knew about that, that's very based
I find Mormon believers exemplary people, but Mormonism extremally retarded.
How do I reconcile this?
Pray about it sincerely, worked for me
A good tree will bear good fruit 🙂
Most religion is like that.
they're really not. behind the scenes mormons are extremely judgmental and condescending. especially utah mormons. it is extremely cut throat and holier than thou in certain areas
Being a mormon is better than being an atheist. So like, I know you posted this to get some ammo against mormons but you're the loser atheist that worships celebrities and simps for women who would abort your child if any of them take enough pity on you to let you have sex with them. Enjoy being suicidal every day of your life unlike people that understand there's a higher purpose for life.
lol im a sincere bro, actually a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, actually going on a mission
Find a better religion that doesn’t say retarded shit like give me 10% of your income or you go to hell. Also fuck off from Catholic/Orthodox countries
Nah dude they can stay in the catholic countries all they want. Just gtfo of Orthodox nations 😉
Read this shit with at least a half-opened mind before going on a mission. It's what I did and it was the best decision of my life. It's never too late to back out of a mission despite the family and social pressures placed upon you.
On the Mormon Stories podcast, the author of the CES Letter admitted he included arguments that he doesn't even find convincing just because it helps his case against Joseph Smith.
Why should I take anything he wrote seriously?
Mormonism is shit, the entire Mormon church is literal a scam, your “prophet” fucked a 14 year old
>Muh gib me 10% or your entire income no matter how poor you are or you’re going to hell
>Muh black people are cursed by the devil
Fuck off from Latin America, Mormons
>walk all day long
Get a dumbell for companion study when your bro is rambling about Brigham Young and the environment.
(This is from a pro mormon source btw lmao)
According to David Whitmer, each of the Three Witnesses added their signatures to the original Book of Mormon manuscript:
In September, 1878, in company with Apostle Orson Pratt, the writer visited David Whitmer, at Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. In the presence of David. C. Whitmer, the son of Jacob, Philander Page, David J. Whitmer, son of David Whitmer, George Scheweich, Col. James W. Black, J. R. B. Van Cleave and some others, Father David Whitmer was asked if the three witnesses signed their own names to their testimony to the Book of Mormon? Father Whitmer unhesitatingly replied with emphasis:
"Yes, we each signed his own name."
"Then," said the questioner, "how is it that the names of all the witnesses are found here, (in D. W's manuscript) written in the same hand writing?"
This question seemed to startle Father Whitmer, and, after examining the signatures he replied:
"Oliver must have copied them."
"Then, where are the original documents?" was asked.
He replied, "I don't know."
SAI DO CHAN, ALEXANDRE
What is a Mormon doing on IST? You can't drink caffeine but you can use this site?
Mormons are generally super solid but I had a wierd experience with the church that caused me to leave.
There'd be youth events during which they'd try to retain members by offering young people an opportunity to have fun and make friends. Generally it'd be 60-80% single dudes. Which would be fine if we were taking apart a lawnmower or something. But the small minority of women would be leveraged such that the men would feel like we had a romantic opportunity, it kind of ruined the vibes. Normally it wouldn't have, but the second variable was that the women would generally be engaged, married, or otherwise unavailable, not really wanting to be there, attending more on duty/ favor than actual entertainment? Kind of like how during frat parties an associated sorority will have its members attend to create the image of sexual opportunity for the people buying tickets. The resulting atmosphere was kind of sad, once you see through it all.
That's everything at this point. Best chance at a chick these days is a makeup channel's YouTube comments.
Idk man. Friends I've had who were women often seemed to fantasize that men would ask them out in public, at the park, at the gym? Maybe only a certain type of man but still. A lot of women are super lonely for a type of man that isn't super common.
Something depressing about it is that the really slutty shorts or leggings they had were often purchased by their parents (mother, generally). Like their parents only want their daughter to be happy, and it tormented them to see their child lonely and sad. So they'd buy their daughters expensive leggings or short shorts or the new bike/ yoga short things, in the desperate hope that by sacrificing some dignity their daughter could attract a man who would pull her out of that state.
Thanks for the advice. I'll start cold approach in the park. Not going to do it at a gym because I don't want to get banned.
naw you missed the point. become the type of person that is welcomed
Your religion was founded by a con-artist cult leader who tricked stupid people into believing he was a messiah just to sell his religious fanfiction book because he was too lazy to get a real job
Don’t fall for this meme. As a westerner in orthodoxy, you will have one of two experiences. Either you will be in a “normal” ethnic parish where you will feel constantly alienated and will never fit in as a part of the community, or you will be in a convert-heavy parish full of the most self-righteous and genuinely autistic people imaginable. If you find orthodoxy appealing, read eastern church fathers, do orthodox prayers, and be a Catholic.
You do know that they send the guys away so that your cult leaders can pump all the prime pussy in the community without being bothered.
find a tree, climb that shit and do some muscle ups
your legs might be gone but most people with gym access skip leg day anyway so you're good
You won't keep your gains. Reconcile that now. And plan on getting them back as soon as possible once you're back.
You also will be lucky if even half of your companions are willing to go out and work out with you, so take advantage of the ones that do.
Your main priorities should be making sure you dont get exhausted at the end of every day. Honestly just 30 minutes of running made a huge difference and gave me tons of more energy.
On top of that, thirty minutes of mobility training goes a long, long way. If you're walking or biking everywhere, you won't gain weight, even in Argentina. The only elders that gain weight are the ones in missions with cars.
The only time I ever made any gains was in one area, and the house had a random piece of scrap metal with bits of rebar welded to it.
It must have been fifty pounds or so and I curled it every day for six months.
watchbros what does guy on right have?
Fuck these other posters. I’ll give you some advice bro. if you can show me the golden plates Joseph Smith found.
Good luck on your mission elder kai
Pretty sure it's a twisted version of the gospel. I think Joseph Smith was a liar.
No, come to Christ, anon.
Fill a backpack with weight/rocks/whatever and do weighted squats and push ups, press the bag up for overhead press, put it on your lap and do chairdips, et cetera. If you have the will to train there’s always a way. This is what I always did when I was on a deployment. Enjoy Argentina bro.
>but no gym access
How do you know?
In my experience you'll find gyms anywhere in the world, even third world villages. Granted the equipment may be really shitty, like cement plates and rusty barbells, but good enough
Are you staying in one place? How many people live there?
Being a latter-day Saint is based. What converted me was Joseph Smith was based af, young dicky wife, and plenty more wives. My only gripe with the LDS church is that it needs to reverse polygamy.
Kai is that you?