ITT: newbie beliefs you had when you first started lifting. >pumps are real time gains you're making at the gym

ITT: newbie beliefs you had when you first started lifting
>pumps are real time gains you're making at the gym

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's actually a man this time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would give him a kiss on the lips!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's a girl

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No shes my future wife

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if im not so sore that i cant move im doing it wrong

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is unironically true. I stalled like a retard for 3+ years because I thought I'm not supposed to get DOMS anymore because I'm not a beginner lifter.

      Yeah the DOMS don't necessarily feel like literal first day after gym while getting 20g of protein but if you are not getting serious DOMS you are not training hard enough. If you can go to the gym 6-7 times a week you are not training hard enough. I started training with higher intensity and boy do I still get DOMS and the gains resemble babby euphoria.

      I literally break a blood vessel in my shoulders pretty frequently and my shoulders have never been this big. I have trouble carrying my gym bag back to home after a workout because im so sore. This is just food for thought if someone stopped getting DOMS and also stopped making gains.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you dont have to injure yourself anon
        find the balance

        the trick is to come right up to that point and stop - once i cant do more than 1-3 reps im done

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I agree bro. I’ve always done tricep pressdowns or overhead extensions. I tried out the 2 ropes pressdowns where you split at the bottom and my tris have started getting a much more intense contraction which is giving me that new feeling again. I think the body is a chest. You can have the good mindset but you do a repetitive activity day in day out your body finds the most efficient way to do it in whatever manner saves energy. Even with good form it’s like you get stuck in the slot you cut out for yourself. I unironically believe in confusing the muscle, it’s legit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I think the body is a chest
          It's not... The chest is a part of the body.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I meant the body is a cheat

            [...]
            variation is of course important
            but if you are causing ligament damagetennis elbow every single time there is a problem

            arnold himself used lighter weights for his supersets

            I’ve got no issues at all, I mean when you use 2 ropes on the pressdown and split your arms apart at the bottom when they’re fully extended. Leaning forwards a little, one rope in each hand. The contraction is way way better than overhead, lying extensions. Double or single handed DB extensions, pressdown. Nothing I’ve tried is like it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do it for him

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is unironically true. I stalled like a retard for 3+ years because I thought I'm not supposed to get DOMS anymore because I'm not a beginner lifter.

          Yeah the DOMS don't necessarily feel like literal first day after gym while getting 20g of protein but if you are not getting serious DOMS you are not training hard enough. If you can go to the gym 6-7 times a week you are not training hard enough. I started training with higher intensity and boy do I still get DOMS and the gains resemble babby euphoria.

          I literally break a blood vessel in my shoulders pretty frequently and my shoulders have never been this big. I have trouble carrying my gym bag back to home after a workout because im so sore. This is just food for thought if someone stopped getting DOMS and also stopped making gains.

          variation is of course important
          but if you are causing ligament damagetennis elbow every single time there is a problem

          arnold himself used lighter weights for his supersets

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Confusing the muscle is just progressive overload.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit. There's actually lifters here?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DOMS is not a signifier of growth

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pumps are real time gains you're making at the gym
    I have never, ever heard of this in my 16 years of lifting. You zoomers are all fucking retards

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bro this is when I was like 14 and my brother took me to the gym with him for shits and giggles

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >getting fit will get me girls

    It turned out to be true.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That all I cared about was getting strong, not getting chicks.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought I needed a pre, intra, and post workout and a stack of about ten vitamin supplements to make any gains.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lifting weights is magically better than calisthenics just because okay
    >weightlifting is completely safe because some anons said so
    >you won't get injured lifting weights if you're careful about your form
    >you can eat what you want if you lift more
    I now focus 100% on diet and a daily calisthenic routine I can do at home. I'm 40 and in better physical shape than I was in my teens and twenties. Only thing I can't fix is the brain disorder I was born with.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >lifting weights is magically better than calisthenics just because okay
      Ok here are some actual reasons then:
      >weights allow you to scale the resistance to the nearest 2.5kg, without changing the movement. This allows gradual steady progression
      >weights allow you to train legs much harder even as a beginner
      >the intensity of any calisthenics movement is limited by your bodyweight, whereas there is no real limit on how much weight a person could theoretically lift. Obviously for something like handstand push ups you have to be pretty strong to lift your bodyweight, but there are plenty of people who OHP more than their bodyweight. There is a reason none of the guys on World's Strongest Man prepare by doing calisthenics
      >the only way to get around the above is by adding weights to your calisthenics movements, at which point you are just lifting weights but in a more awkward fashion
      Obviously you should do pull ups and dips and shit, but you should also lift weights if you want to be optimally fit. OTOH if you're too old and beat up to lift, calisthenics is better than nothing. Jim Wendler basically just does calisthenics with a weight vest now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm 40
      I'm so sorry.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are real time gains you're making at the gym
    I mean, they kinda are. Yeah it's not like each pump is adding muscle from the ether but the feeling of the pump, the feeling of micro tears, is real time sowing the seeds of gains.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I am capable of becoming attractive to women

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are anon

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >none of the jacked instagram influencers actually take steroids, they just work really hard

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >volume is key
    >you need 72h to recover

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