Knowledge

What are the things you wish you knew when you started lifting?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I knew Zyzz

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rare

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not rare I have that one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Rare chest tatted zyzz
        >Probably one of his last pics

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >one of his last pics

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            He was genuinely happy.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That you cant keep your degenerate gamer schedule of having all nighters and going to the gym at random times during the day.
    .
    Gotta actually have a set wakeup time everyday and goto the gym at the same time.

    Having fucked up sleep patterns absolutely destroys your gains

    I got rich as fuck (crypto) and I quit my job and I thought I could live the degenerate NEET gamer lifestyle and keep my gains because Im still lifting weights, but turns out staying up for 36-48 hours at a time, lifting weights at random times eg: is terrible for gains.

    So now even though im retired in my 30s im having to wake up like a normalfag poorfag early morning just to keep a set schedule

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can go any time as long as you sleep at least 8 hours a day. In my case it's usually more. I'm a trader and I only work 1-2 hours a day.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Options?

        How fast can you build a DCF?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Futures. Get a prop firm. I trade options in my personal long-term portfolio though. Futures for income.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I work shift work at the hospital, so I'm constantly switching back and forth from days to nights. Are you saying I'm fucked for keeping gains?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah look at ivan djuric on youtube, guy has good lifts and lifts everyday but looks like shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        His problem was mostly going 36-48 hours without sleeping, not having an irregular schedule.
        But you are fucking your health in many ways with the shifts. It's much better to just have 1 shift for a longer time before switching. The dangers of shift work are pretty well documented and keeping it is both terrible for the wellbeing of the employees and isn't a good business decision because healthy employees are more productive.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I’m 26, and I’ve worked night shift for the past 5 years or so. You start to feel it after a while. You don’t sleep as restfully during the day, and eventually, it catches up to you.

        Buy blackout curtains or sleep masks to keep your eyes dark when you’re sleeping, and shine the light in your face when you wake up for now. I’m planning to try to change to day shift or evening shift when I can afford to do so.

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        Newbie here. Why do people hate on machines so much? Should I be doing them instead of being a gatekeeping sperg that does only free weight stuff? I haven't really started going to the gym yet.

        Don’t listen to

        Do what I said and start with machines, however you should probably know what the right machines are that have a proper force path to teach you proper technique. Also don't fall for the barbell bench press meme, depending on your anatomy you might just end up fucking your shoulders up. Doing an incline dumbbell bench, dips, and flyes is going to be way better for building a chest.

        , barbell bench press is fine. Just tuck your elbows in a bit and bench slightly lower on the chest so you don’t strain your shoulders. Also bench with a slight arch.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Skinny women suck at sex

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kys gay

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I should’ve kept going heavy with my compound movements to build up strength first and THEN go towards building muscle. Being weak but big is fucking stupid. Luckily I hit my strength goals at the age of 35 so now I’m happy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Using machines at the start to build the mind-muscle connection was one of the best things I ever did. Built that connection and enough muscle to know what I should be "feeling" during each movement and feeling the pump.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is underrated. The chest press machine is really useful for proper bench press form and ensures you actually use your chest when doing it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Hammer Strength iso lateral wide chest is how I started with chest.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is underrated. The chest press machine is really useful for proper bench press form and ensures you actually use your chest when doing it

        Hammer Strength iso lateral wide chest is how I started with chest.

        Newbie here. Why do people hate on machines so much? Should I be doing them instead of being a gatekeeping sperg that does only free weight stuff? I haven't really started going to the gym yet.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Do what I said and start with machines, however you should probably know what the right machines are that have a proper force path to teach you proper technique. Also don't fall for the barbell bench press meme, depending on your anatomy you might just end up fucking your shoulders up. Doing an incline dumbbell bench, dips, and flyes is going to be way better for building a chest.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            Also I started with pull ups, push ups, and general bodyweight stuff so I knew what I should be feeling generally and knew when a machine felt awkward or off. Maybe do that if you can't figure out which machines are good. Or study anatomy and look at the direction the muscle fibers face and the general function of each muscle group.

            Thank you, anon. I've been doing bodyweight stuff (pushups, situps, dips, plank, can't really do pullups) and some light dumbbell exercises at home with 3x full body workouts per week. But I really don't wanna screw it up with meme shit when I get to a gym. Maybe I'm overthinking too much and absorbing info overload.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Do what I said and start with machines, however you should probably know what the right machines are that have a proper force path to teach you proper technique. Also don't fall for the barbell bench press meme, depending on your anatomy you might just end up fucking your shoulders up. Doing an incline dumbbell bench, dips, and flyes is going to be way better for building a chest.

          Also I started with pull ups, push ups, and general bodyweight stuff so I knew what I should be feeling generally and knew when a machine felt awkward or off. Maybe do that if you can't figure out which machines are good. Or study anatomy and look at the direction the muscle fibers face and the general function of each muscle group.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            t. poindexter turned aesthetic sickkunt.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Being weak but big is easily rectifiable, because more muscle means more strength potential.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Based zyzz. the chick on the left has some FAT tidders

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bulk if you want to attract old washed up hags
    Cut if you want to attract prime teens

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      see

      https://i.imgur.com/JZLFOIj.jpg

      What are the things you wish you knew when you started lifting?

      I wish I knew that this board is comprised entirely of gays who lift for women and that you shouldn't listen to anyone here, including me. That being said
      >if your focus is on physique, don't waste time building a "strength base" with meme routines
      high intensity (i.e. high weight) for 2-3 working sets per movement, warmup for every movement without exhausting yourself, and work in the 8-10 rep range for dumbbells (db > barbell almost always) and 10-12 range for machine work. Highest you should be seeing is ~15 reps for some unilateral cable work like cross body triceps
      >slow, controlled reps are king
      Again, slow, controlled contraction with a deep stretch and really focus on feeling the muscle you're working through the movement.
      >if you're thinking about hopping on gear, don't wait for some arbitrary meme age to hit because of "muh endocrine system" you're going to absolutely microwave that into oblivion anyway, just fucking do it
      >cardio. do it, always.
      >bro splits are just fine and tbh if you're working with enough intensity, preferred. Don't obsess over some DYEL autists ~~*science*~~ based routine
      >following the 80/20 rule, 80% of your progress will come from your diet. Training is the easy 20%. Lock it in. Food is fuel, not fun.
      >the degree to which genetics matter (unless you're some absolutely fucked fetal alcohol syndrome golem) is +-3-6% at most.
      Note that this is for muscle building, not necessarily insertions, but this board and people in general have a retarded obsession with using genetics as an excuse to continually look like shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        virgin cope

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody is reading your gay blog

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t eat at a sketchy Chinese food poisoning restaurant right after you break personal bench record of your entire life, if you are so sick that you can’t eat for a couple days your muscles will be much weaker then when you startered,cause they are tore down but never heal in time

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >cut first to escape skinnyfat, skinnyfat is still fat
    >counting calories is essential
    >sleep is essential
    >do cardio
    >do core/mobility

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. still permastuck in skinnyfat ELO

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I knew to build a mining rig and get bitcoin back in 2011.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That you could start sooner. Everyone in my family said that my balls will fall off if i started working out at my teenager years, so i ended up growing low t and weak for the rest of my youth, full of regrets. Now im 20 years, and lifting has been the best thing i ever did for myself. Fucking crabs man, never let anyone hold back your potential

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing that anyone with half a brain can't figure out, but it's more of a need to be aware constantly of the things you know are true. Here goes: dirty bulking is dumb, slow and high volume reps at lower weight to avoid injury, STRETCH, proper form, protein and sleep. The routine doesn't really matter as long as it's a normal one and you alternate. A personal tip I'd give people is to have realistic goals and incorporate calisthenics into their weightlifting routine. Calisthenics carry over nicely, but it's not so vice versa.

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