Fasting is a scam

I bulked from skeleton to 155lb. My lifts were in the intermediate range.

Then I fasted down to 139lb and lost all my strength. I'm literally OHPing the bar, and now I'm skinnyfat.

The fast talking shills have played me for an absolute fool.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >155lb
    70 kg is basically skelly tier

    >Then I fasted down to 139lb
    why the fuck would you do that

    >and lost all my strength
    wtf did you expect? jesus dude

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You have to feed muscle or it will fuck off. The human body doesn't like to maintain large amounts of muscle either. It's forced onto you by yourself.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the human body doesn't like to maintain large amounts of muscle
      semi true, it depends on a lot, heavier people will maintain more muscle regardless of how skinny they used to be.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hold up, are you telling me that starving yourself is unhealthy?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No shit; if you care about muscle mass you shouldn't fast for more than 16hrs. Even 16hr fasts is at the high end.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    155lb, fat but intermediate lifts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nice mushroom tip

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Taken today,139lb.

      zero strength but still fucking fat.

      BTW I'm a manlet, 155lb is BMI 25

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Side profile

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why tf did u fast? u look a lot better at 155

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >yes, that's the point of the thread. Fasting is bullshit. I don't know how to preserve muscle while cutting but fasting isn't it.

            Now I have to somehow lose the rest of the fat and start all over again.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Now I have to somehow lose the rest of the fat
              just fast

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It seems like you could start bulking again. Since you’re concerned about your current strength, maybe now is a good time to try to regain your strength and reach new highs.

              If you bulk correctly, you should be able to reach new PRs every time you do a bulk, and you should be able to bulk for over a year without getting fat.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          cool shooter cowboy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Manlet with a gun how surprising

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        5’9?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I wish buddy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >skeleton
        >bloated
        stop eating fiber, bro
        and you’re supposed to stay active and do light exercise while fasting, not sit on ass smoking a joint

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You look better here . Stop fasting and just lift and eat alot of protein

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Height?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did you also stop lifting and did you only fast for 2 days at a time?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Once to ~60 hours, other than that less than 48. Even that was awful: by hour 40 I could barely get up if I'd been sitting, and I would feel like dry heaving in the mornings. It really felt like dying.

      I thought it was worth it but I wish I was fat and strong again.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Those fasts are stupid. It takes 2 days to burn your liver glycogen stores and you will never burn fast efficiently if you do it that way

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That doesn't make any sense. Do you think the body can't utilize your fat cells efficiently unless you still have liver glycogen stored up?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >by hour 40 I could barely get up if I'd been sitting
        you sound like a bitch 40 hours is nothing

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why would anyone bother fasting except for religious/spiritual reasons?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't it supposed to do stuff to your hormones?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I saw everyone in my life getting fat and wanted to do something extreme. I live in the suburbs and routinely go entire days without seeing a person with a normal BMI. I feel like I'm living in invasion of the body snatchers-- everyone is becoming fat. When I see old friends I pray they haven't taken the fat pill, but one by one they're succumbing.

      So fasting is religious; I was trying to ward off the curse, but instead it made me weak and skinnyfat. Now that all my strength is gone I'm going to fast back down to skeleton and start all over again.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Whoa sounds fucking based.
        Fasting IS an anti-globohomo religion.

        I bulked last winter so i could finally squat 3pl8. Now I've fasted down the bloat and all my lifts are like 20% weaker. Lmao from 2x110kg bench to just 2x90kg now. I used to bench 2 pl8 for like 7 reps, now i can't do even one. Aaaaaahhh.

        But. Fasting isn't a scam. Anyone who cuts will lose some strength.
        I've been fasting/cutting for 3 months. I've heard it being said that it takes half the time you've been cutting to get all your strength back. So in 1.5 months I'm expecting my lifts to be close to my pre -fast level but without all the bloat.

        I've lost a lot of strength. Maybe more than you. But I'm confident in muscle memory and I'll be lean and stronk in no time.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nice!
          >muscle memory
          Is this a thing? It scares me to lose progress and have to do things all over again

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're 5kg heavier on right than left but fatter too, noticeably. You probably gained 1kg of muscle. Why the fuck would you do that to yourself?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My son was born in April. I really wanted to squat 3pl8 before he was born, so he's born to a chaddy daddy and not a dyel dad.

            Nice!
            >muscle memory
            Is this a thing? It scares me to lose progress and have to do things all over again

            Don't be scared to lose progress. It's just life bro. Ever heard of Sisyphus?
            The next time will be much easier, you'll see.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >My son was born in April. I really wanted to squat 3pl8 before he was born, so he's born to a chaddy daddy and not a dyel dad.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i cannot unsee gyno anymore
          even a tiny smidge of breast tissue on a man and i immediately notice
          fuck this board for what it has done to me
          fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yee i know the feel.
            I have several copes for this
            >Gyno? This just means I gotta keep increasing my bench and decreasing my bodyfat.
            >Get operated? Nice try Dr Schekelberg. Never gonna do it.
            >The garden gnomes did this to us with microplastics, onions and cheap beer. The gyno helps me to never forget.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sounds like you just have an eating disorder

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >why would anyone bother fasting except for religious/spiritual reasons?
      Americans are stupid, what else is new?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Then I fasted down to 139lb
    why ???

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 5'7 and would never cut under 150ish.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post body-- at 155lb I was unambiguously fat. There must be a way to get lean and retain some muscle, but fasting isn't it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but I'm 5'5" and so far I've cut down from 151 to 137 over the course of 2 months. My lifts have gone down around 5 lbs each. I'm still skinnyfat so I'm planning on spending another 2 months cutting. Just cut slowly, lift + eat a high protein diet while doing it. I probably would have gained muscle if I was eating eating 130 g of protein but I usually only hit around 80-100 bc I want consume many calories.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          bc I can't consume many calories*

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you telling me that your body needs protein to function and that there's no protein in your body except in your muscles?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only way to look fat at 155 5'7 is to have no muscle.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I currently have a diet coming in around 1000 calories. I dont feel like eating more. Should I add a protein shake to my diet?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    its fine. you can rebuild strength and muscle much quicker than you did before.

    btw, how many days total did you fast for?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    youre supposed to at least use your muscles you stupid retard, of course if youre not using your muscles youll lose them

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You will gain the strength back after you maintain your weight for a bit retard

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nice pic

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I could never get past 170lbs doing crazy cuts I'd lose all progress every time especially if there was fasting involved. Now I'm a lean 200lbs a year later and eat normal.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what fasting really does is make you eat over a shorter period of time with the idea being that you eat less in that time. It is just cico by intention. It is ruined by morons who think "im healthy because i fast" then go binge eat a massive amount.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just eat less calories on non training days if I want to lose weight. Too little food and my workouts are shit, bad sleep, no energy. So I keep it higher then that but cutout excessive snacking.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >op fasts
    >doesnt lift at all
    >loses muscle
    wow wtf fasting sucks bros

    fucking lift while you fast idiot

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You are an absolute fool, no fast needed.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >fast
    >lose muscle mass
    What did i even expect to happen

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk what to tell you, bruh. You’re retarded.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fasti g helps with alot of shit in your bosy besides weight loss but fasting is really beneficial for people with more bodyfat to pull from

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he fell for the cutting meme

    permabulker skeleton here, i've still to hit 155 lbs

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