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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if i never feel anything in my glutes after doing squats or hipthrusts, does this mean my form is probably incorrect? i always feel it in my thighs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do some glute bridges during your warm up, where your back is on the ground not hip thrusts. Also there's a way to check if your glutes are activating properly, go into a glute bridge and straighten one leg out once you are in position. Hold it about ten seconds, you'll either feel your glute flexing hard or you'll get this weird feeling in your hamstring if it takes over

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would hyperthermic conditioning, or heat acclimitization, make for more joint-friendly cardio than other types? Since you'd need less exertion to reach any given heart rate range at higher temps.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'll bump this question because I remember getting crazy good cardio gains just from going for walks in the Florida heat when I lived in that shithole. Now I have to give it some gas to get some gains

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've been doing heat acclimitization training, which consists of 90min cycling sessions, 6mins of which are at zone 5, and the rest at zone 2.

        In order to add heat:
        >I leave the heater on in my living room, where my recumbent bike is, overnight, with a fan pointed at the heating element for more efficient heating.
        >For upper body clothing, I wear 2 heavy crew neck sweatshirts, a longsleeve cotton shirt, and a tshirt.
        >For lower body, I wear a pair of heavy cotton joggers, a pair of velour fleece pj pants, and another pair of heavy cotton jogger sweats.
        >Also 2 pairs of wool socks.
        I tuck everything in to retain heat. In my experience, my waistline increases notably after a few consecutive days of this training, likely due to an increase in blood volume. I'm curious if other anons have experimented with it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I spent some time training muay thai in thailand and most of that was in pretty brutal heat, my cardio was never better but i was also training more than i ever did so hard to tell if that's why. it certainly felt similar to training at elevation though.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone actually like this shit? Nobody told me vanilla was so superior.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You gotta get the double chocolate flavor if you're using ON; it has a more coco-forward taste like dark chocolate, but you need two scoops to get the true flavor.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Vanillas alright, til its not. Anytime I've bought it I think the same thing the first couple weeks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Throw some peanut powder in it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I disliked whey for a long time due to thinking that chocolate was the default flavor and the rest would just be odd tasting. It wasn't until I tried banana strawberry that I found a flavor that I actually enjoyed. Try buying a sampler pack of single serving pouches to see what you like.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    would you kill someone in your extended family if it meant an 800lb deadlift?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >800lbs on a lift that gives you giant b***h ass and thighs
      No. Next question.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My job offers free electrolyte powder packets we can add to water.
    Should I drink these, they're basically off-brand Gatorade powders, only good flavor is "Glacier Blaster".
    I'm sure these frickers are worse than drinking diet soda, but It's free and they have so many that people take some home.

    So QTDDTOT, do I partake in "Glacier Blaster" or remain a thirsty man wishing he could drink more than just water?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are they low calorie? If so, why not enjoy them? Otherwise, toss them into your camping pack or bugout bag.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Closest gym to me is planet fitness. My town gym is as close but has stupid hours like 530 AM to 7 PM M Th, 12 to 530 F S Su

    Because I'm a dad I genuinely cannot go early in the morning, and often cannot go until 8 PM.

    I cannot go to the next gym because it's 20 minutes away. I just literally won't go because it's too far.

    Is planet fitness good enough or am I really missing out on free weights?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My man, start piecing together a homegym.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I wish I had the space anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I live in a pretty small apartment and made it work for cheap, all you need is a squat rack, short barbell and weight bench. You could even look at a folding rack but they're more expensive.
          Anyways do what you want but it's comfy as frick for me, I just put on my shoes, play a show on TV and start lifting whenever I want.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but I'll ask you specifically about some home gym.

            What do I do if I don't have enough ceiling clearance for OHP? Go set it up outside? I'm not keen on leaving equipment in the weather, so I'm tossing up whether to go for a half rack or a squat stand with the latter being easier to move around.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      go PL and get powerblocks for home

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Trying to thicken my back with wide rows but my rear delts take over and have been growing instead. Is there some sort of form cue or warm up exercise I can use?
      Also, what muscle is that in the bottom left corner that's sticking out?

      Unless you need +50kg db, you'll be fine.

      how do i get my left arm to catch up to my right arm? would lower weight + higher reps work? or more weight low reps to failure on the left and then repeat exactly on the right? do i do a couple fewer reps on the right?

      You let your left arm dictate the rep cap.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >You let your left arm dictate the rep cap.
        so should i just do everything close to failure on the left and do as much with dumbbells as possible?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >i am letting my body control me
        >why is my rear delt growing
        drop weight, why are you kids so afraid to just drop weight and do the movement right.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >i am letting my body control me
          Wtf are you talking about? The weight is light enough, I'm in the 8-12 rep range.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do i get my left arm to catch up to my right arm? would lower weight + higher reps work? or more weight low reps to failure on the left and then repeat exactly on the right? do i do a couple fewer reps on the right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      your imbalance will even out if you keep going
      use the weight that the weaker side can manage and of course dumbbells

      https://i.imgur.com/OcVlcii.png

      Trying to thicken my back with wide rows but my rear delts take over and have been growing instead. Is there some sort of form cue or warm up exercise I can use?
      Also, what muscle is that in the bottom left corner that's sticking out?

      Unless you need +50kg db, you'll be fine.

      [...]
      You let your left arm dictate the rep cap.

      >wide rows
      surely you're not using dumbbells right? right?!?

      NTA but I'll ask you specifically about some home gym.

      What do I do if I don't have enough ceiling clearance for OHP? Go set it up outside? I'm not keen on leaving equipment in the weather, so I'm tossing up whether to go for a half rack or a squat stand with the latter being easier to move around.

      do it sitting

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >surely you're not using dumbbells right? right?!?
        It's a machine but it kind of acts like dumbbells. I can't find a pic of it but it's similar to a t-bar row but each arm is lifting independent weight.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >ut it kind of acts like dumbbells
          well no wonder your back isn't growing if you use baby weights
          grab a barbell and do some bentover rows not some silly machines
          evene a normal cable row woudl be better
          or a normal chest supported row

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Machines aren't silly. It is a chest supported row. Something like this.
            I've already tried bb rows, didn't help and tanks the rest of the session.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              for starters don't grab the handles as high as that pic
              and a helpful cue is to drive your elbows back not your hands just think about using you elbows and making them go as far back as possbile

              could stretch your lats before the exercise
              or do a lat pulldown set as a warmup where you really focus on activating your lats

              >didn't help
              you sure?
              >tanks the rest of the session.
              dyel moment

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The bars are angled so it's not possible to have the arms up like that. Elbows are adducted around 45° from the body, I drive the elbows back and chest up at the peak. Doing everything I can to prevent lats from engaging which is working but now the rear delts jump in.
                >tanks the rest of the session.
                >dyel moment
                Literally the opposite lol

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Doing everything I can to prevent lats from engaging
                wait what?
                what muscles are you trying to grow then?

                >Literally the opposite lol
                if you're weak maybe

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Back thickness is the goal, mid and lower traps.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                well then shrugs, kelso shrugs, trap focused yates row

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                u just listed upper trap lifts, he wanted mid and lower traps

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >exercises that work the upper traps will somehow magically not work the lower traps in the slightest because they aren't described to work them on the internet
                also they will work them just fine except for maybe the normal shrugs

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The bars are angled so it's not possible to have the arms up like that.
                Raise the seat so that your arms aren't so high up.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 5'10" 2`15 lbs, how quickly should I expect to lose weight maintaining 1500 cal daily with 16/8 intermittent fasting? I'm kinda new to all this.
    I don't get much exercise but I plan to walk a mile on the treadmill once daily.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why such an aggressive approach? Taper down slowly so you build habits that keep you at a weight range you want. Start with a 500cal deficit for 4 weeks and add 5 minutes to your walk every fortnight, then re-assess your new TDEE, repeat until you plateau. Once you plateau you can play around with fasting but it generally won't come to that.
      >I plan to walk a mile on the treadmill once daily.
      >I plan to
      What's there to plan?

      >You let your left arm dictate the rep cap.
      so should i just do everything close to failure on the left and do as much with dumbbells as possible?

      Just choose the exercises that don't allow the strong side to help the weak side. I used 2 cable machines and dumbbells but I didn't stop performing dips and pull ups. I put isolation exercises first/early in the session.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What's there to plan?
        Weird wording I guess, cause i've already been doing it.
        IF is something i've done on and off before; I wanna commit to it as a self-restraint exercise on top of the weight loss goal. It's the calorie counting that's new to me, but I grabbed calorie tracker and i've been keeping it around 1500 since that's what was instructed.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had golfer elbow about 50 days ago. I took a break for 10 days until I healed. Now after ~40 days of lifting 6x per week I slowly started to get the same pain in the same arm. What tf should I do? Take more than 10 days break? started wearing elbow wraps?
    I'm 80% sure it is caused by going heavy on lat pull downs, even though I try my best to engage my back and not arms in the lift. I should also mention I never really felt my elbow irritated post break except when I do 2pl8 RDLs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i've had golfer's elbow for 2 years and am unwilling to quit what was causing it for long enough for it to heal. make that decision now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i've had golfer's elbow for 2 years and am unwilling to quit what was causing it for long enough for it to heal. make that decision now.

      Have you both considered the possibility that it is the neck/shoulders that are the issue?
      Check your form, excessive strain in the arms is often caused by how the arms are being held by the body.

      Just a small tip from an older timer.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >neck/shoulders
        yeah and that's a good point. my issue wasn't caused by lifting, but lifting has helped reduce the symptoms. i also have rear delt and tricep pain so i take more care with those lifts.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I would suggest a physical therapist who specializes in diagnosis.
          People seriously refuse to acknowledge that this is often the cheapest option for the greatest reward.

          I have paid only a few hundred dollars to fix numerous posture issues that were compounding. Where it would cost thousands if not tens of thousands in medical care later if not addressed.

          Namely I found that I had a shortened leg (damaged from numerous breaks, bad knee, etc) that causes a gunslinger hip. Which alters the ribcage, which alters the rotator cuffs, which finally FINALLY was the official diagnosis for why i had chronic arm pain including TOS/Cubital tunnel/forearm/wrist pain.
          I know that sounds complicated, but it was as simple as having a custom insert added to the one shoe, changing out my shoes regularly, and slowly stretching/walking.

          Does this solve your problem? I don't know my brother, but the point is sometimes it is really that simple to fix.
          If it can save you a potential lifetime of pain, it may be worth being addressed by such a person. I wish I had done so sooner.
          You don't even need to lift, just walking and standing upright with some light stretches will slowly alter your body to a better posture position once the deficiency is addressed on why the arm is not sitting properly.
          It's worth considering, good luck m8.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Unfortunately pt hasn't helped. I'm going to keep playing disc golf until I need Tommy John.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Does your neck ever just hurt?
              Just trying to rule out possibility of neurological opposed to forearm specifically.

              Only thing i can consider after that is extreme muscular stretches. Putting your arm into counter and holding it that way with say a small heavy object and just holding it.
              Maybe for an hour or more.
              Literally force the fricking thing to stretch out. Rule it out completely.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Namely I found that I had a shortened leg (damaged from numerous breaks, bad knee, etc) that causes a gunslinger hip. Which alters the ribcage, which alters the rotator cuffs, which finally FINALLY was the official diagnosis for why i had chronic arm pain including TOS/Cubital tunnel/forearm/wrist pain.

            wait that sounds exactly like what I have
            but now I know what cause this
            thanks for the info

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If you consider it go to physical therapist, get official diagnosis of length difference.
              >doctor will put your hips and legs into proper alignment and rough measure the difference in length between each leg
              You can get custom inserts built with that knowledge, maybe even insurance to pay for it.
              It's actually extremely common for 1/8th difference in most people, but once 1/4th is where you start seeing most people have a slight gimp leg.

              It might not even be that serious, it might be as easy as you just aren't stretching right and sitting with good posture.
              I gotta go, but good luck brother.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks, good luck to you too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Take care of shortened muscle.
      If some, or all, of the muscle involved in the movement are tight the tendon(s) will suffer unduely.

      Also look into tendon strengthening.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      u sure it wasnt the ulnar nerve right?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would reducing carbs help me lose weight? I've been stalled for a month now at a deficit and am looking for something to change.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Checked for satan.

      Carbs get a bad rap. It’s just that the Standard American Diet is overloaded with refined carbs. The very basic, oversimplified, and mostly incorrect answer is that any carbs not used for short term fuel gets converted to long term storage (fats). So the short answer is “yes”. The long answer is, it depends. Are you just going to replace those calories with something else? I would suggest, rather than trying to kill carbs, would be to run a bit of IIFYM and have most of your carb intake in the morning. And don’t eat any without a protein with it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I was going to replace them with more protein yes. I don't really eat the Refined carbs though, the majority in my diet is whole grain, metric ton of green vegetables, and fruit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Carbs from a source with fiber don’t have the same effect because the digestion is slowed. If your macros are fine, then you’ll need to reduce calories overall.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you lose weight by being in a caloric deficit, if reducing carbs is the easiest way to achieve it for you then go for it

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Trying to decide whether to keep cutting or to call it quits for now, take a break for a bit, and cut hard for another month after that.
    Strength is falling hard, I can still 1/2/3/4 for reps but squat and OHP are falling like a stone. Waist is 30" and I have a 2pack unflexed and under shitty lighting but no 6 pack => I'd probably need to lose another 5+ lbs of fat for a 6 pack.
    Have had a very stressful last two weeks => haven't been lifting as much, eating very well, or sleeping well which is not helping with muscle/strength loss.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Take a break. Spiked cortisol is worse for your health than being a bit heavy. And you really shouldn’t be running a bulk or a cut for longer than six weeks at a time.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the downside of the HIIT routine the nyt posted from that one paper

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This one?

      https://archive.is/sRfsR

      The only downside to HIIT is that it scares the shit out of your body and prepares for war. It jumps over the normal energy source of glucose in your blood and starts sucking fats out of all your long term stores at once. That doesn’t seem like a problem, and is really why HIIT is so effective, but what fats aren't oxidized during the afterburner gets deposited on your belly. So, to maximize the fat burning HIIT session, take ten minutes after to completely cool off, and then a 20 minute recovery walk/jog.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I hate saying "sores????" But where did you learn that?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Shit dude, research years ago. Here’s a decent overview https://archive.is/q2Opz . HIIT is pretty neat. If all your looking for is cardiovascular health, a single HIIT session once a week will provide the same benefit as marathon training. You know how they say cardio kills gains? Well you can use HIIT right after a lift session as a finisher and it won’t.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have a flexibility routine that you do alongside your lifting? If so, what is your routine? People either seem to not do anything or do like a dozen stretches for their glutes alone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How loose do you want your muscles before you put heavy weight on them? A flexibility routine should be run when flexibility is needed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't mean doing it immediately before or after, I meant something to develop flexibility just like lifting develops strength. Especially since sitting all day at work, school or home gives many of us pretty bad APT.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Do you have a flexibility routine that you do alongside your lifting?
      no there's no need for one, I just warm up with a band for bench, and maybe do one stretch for a msucle group if I feel tight

      I didn't mean doing it immediately before or after, I meant something to develop flexibility just like lifting develops strength. Especially since sitting all day at work, school or home gives many of us pretty bad APT.

      picrel

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    After having terrible results with biceps progress, I lowered the weight as people here recommended, and I started to feel the biceps burn after just the first half of the first set. Once I finished the second set my biceps were so fricking pumped and fried, it was unbelievable. Every time I went down with the dumbbell it felt like my biceps were being pulled apart.
    What lower weight, higher reps does to a mf

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am in the exact opposite boat. I followed the lower weight, higher volume advice for a long time and saw very limited growth. Then a monster dude at my gym told me to try going heavy so I have been doing EZ bar curls in the 6-8 rep range for the last 6 weeks and my biceps have visibly grown. The pump is painful and the inside of my right bicep cramps if I flex after.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What will happen if I start taking adderal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nothing good

      >bottom heavy fat ex-landwhale
      >huge calves, big legs but also flabby due to loose skin
      >personal trainers/random guys who ask to work in/how many sets i have left compliment me on my legs
      >can barely squat 2pl8 for reps (low bar too kek), 3pl8 dl for reps
      what the frick is going on? i know i have big calves but my legs are just fat and im weak, are they just being nice or am i lowkey getting made fun of

      >my legs are just fat
      they are
      >lowkey getting made fun of
      do your legs look good? - complimenting muscles
      are you lifting those weights as a beginner?
      - complimenting quick progresss

      I don't know why someone would make fun of you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I use Adderall on occasion to aid in my executive function. It doesn't help you select what to pay attention to, but it does help you pay attention to it for longer. Unfortunately the way that the pharmaceutical industry works if you get a prescription for it your prescription will be a daily dose. Do not use it as a daily medicine, use it as an acute medicine. Once a week or even less. You will feel alert and focused, you will not be able to sleep while it's effects are lasting. You will not be inclined to eat unless you think about it. You will not be inclined to have sex/jerk off, unless you think about it. In other words, they simply don't occur to you. It's hard to stay hydrated on it for this reason. I weight 200 lbs and a 15mg xr gives me an all day sensation. Remember, it's literally meth.

      most vague newbie question imaginable; going to a gym for the first time tomorrow; how does go about deciding what to do at the gym? like i figure you pick a series of exercises that cover each of your muscle groups and go at it, trying other stuff to see if you like it, is there much else to it? i've heard of people doing "push/pull days", "arms/legs/chest/back days", is there much of a difference or is it just personal preference?

      Read the sticky.
      >Is there much of a difference
      Yeah, some programs you will like and stick to, others you won't and won't. Therin lies the issue. Consistency is key. But you should probably pick a program and stick to it like religion for at least two months. Greyskull LP is a good place to start. Starting strength too, if you'd rather squat a lot.

      There's inverted rows in a routine I liked from YouTube, but I don't have a bar nearby, can I substitute it with Hindu push ups? If no, what's the alternative?

      Can you use the underside of a dining table?

      https://i.imgur.com/bQ7CrL7.jpeg

      Is it reasonable to expect that I will "gain" 3cm by fixing my APT and losing weight (skinnyfat)
      179cm and want to be 182cm so I can stop being a manlet

      Height gains from weight loss are not a thing. Prosture improvement and behind less ashamed will help tho. But you're not that short man. Don't stress.

      What are good clothes brands for tall inshape guys?
      I need a chest-to-waist drop of at least 10”. Most brands only make the waist 6” smaller than the chest. I’ve only seen gymwear brands doing this but I don’t want to look like white trash when not at the gym

      Look for fitted tees in one or two sizes up. They tend to be longer and don't fit like shit. Idk how tall you are tho. If you're above 6'6" you might have to shop at big n tall stores.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        make sure YOUR BACK STAYS ON THE FRICKING BACKREST as this is the only way you can hurt yourself on a legpress without knowing
        [...]
        maybe but since you obsess over this shit, I say no
        [...]
        >If no, what's the alternative?
        pullups or weights
        [...]
        ? by feeling where it hurts, if your spine was injured you'd be in a lot of pain without doing anything
        [...]
        tailor
        [...]
        you're talking about a training plan/split

        for your first day at the gym I recommend (going with someone who knows their stuff) using some machines and dumbbells to get a feel for stuff, look up exercises and do them
        as for a training program READ THE FRICKING STICKY fullbody or an upper lower or whatever fits your goals (pushpulllegs sucks)

        So there really is no better alternative huh. I probably should just buy a bar that can be adjusted at doors, but I don't want to buy one until I can do 120 pushups in a routine consistently

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I have no clue what you're working with bro. But you can row like a backpack or tote bag with stuff inside it.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >bottom heavy fat ex-landwhale
    >huge calves, big legs but also flabby due to loose skin
    >personal trainers/random guys who ask to work in/how many sets i have left compliment me on my legs
    >can barely squat 2pl8 for reps (low bar too kek), 3pl8 dl for reps
    what the frick is going on? i know i have big calves but my legs are just fat and im weak, are they just being nice or am i lowkey getting made fun of

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think you just have nice calves. Could be from being heavy in the past, but could be naturally great shape.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because shorts cover the quads/hamstrings so most of the 'visible leg' is calves. So if you have giant calves, some mass in the thighs and not a landmass, people assume your legs are muscular.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm suppose to eat like 140g of Protein every day but when I do my mouth is dry as frick and my kidneys hurt when I cough.
    this is not suppose to happend right?
    what do I do?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How much water are you drinking anon? High protein intake can cause issues with kidneys, but drinking enough water should prevent that. I also would try to limit caffeine intake if you’re worried about your kidneys
      t. Kidney stone survivor

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't really track the number of how much I drink.
        Normally I check the color of my urin. If it's light yellow or transparent I know I drank enough. if not I drink more water.
        I don't drink anything that contains caffeine. (hate coffee and tea)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Start paying attention to how much water you drink and see a doctor to get your blood tested to rule out any kidney issues.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I do my mouth is dry as frick and my kidneys hurt when I cough.
      I don't think that's protons man, go get checked out

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anyone running the Texas Method on 3 days ? How did you construct your volume and intensity day ? I'm a bit clueless about pulling accessories

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        good idea, thank you (i'm gonna get bullied)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          if it means you learn it's fine plus that's standard so don't be a pussy

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Long story short, I jerk off too much (using right arm) and my left arm is reaching failure far sooner than my right arm. Should I switch and get used to jerking it left handed to compensate? I can try putting off jerking off for a long period of time, but I got some serious mental blocks when it comes to that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and my left arm is reaching failure far sooner than my right arm
      that's not the reason

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How to fix this?
    Pic is similar body to my wife, she put on weight after years of marriage and sedentary life style.
    The small breasts I can live with but the fat apron is really killing our sex since I can't get into eating her out.
    Also she started to lose weight a little, but that fold seems to even go down even further.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Surgery

      Would you advise a skinny fat person to build muscle first or lose fat first?

      It’s probably the only time you’ll be able to build muscle and lose fat. Just start lifting and moving. I recommend SL5x5 and C25K.

      how do I feel proud of myself for exercising instead of feeling guilty at myself for not taking better care of my body when I was younger?

      Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow never comes. All we have is today. Good job on today.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        LOSE WEIGHT
        [...]
        recomp
        [...]
        you can't change the past so be sure to make the most of what you have now and fix your mistakes
        [...]
        >I recommend SL5x5 and C25K.
        moron

        thank you, anons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      LOSE WEIGHT

      Would you advise a skinny fat person to build muscle first or lose fat first?

      recomp

      how do I feel proud of myself for exercising instead of feeling guilty at myself for not taking better care of my body when I was younger?

      you can't change the past so be sure to make the most of what you have now and fix your mistakes

      Surgery

      [...]
      It’s probably the only time you’ll be able to build muscle and lose fat. Just start lifting and moving. I recommend SL5x5 and C25K.

      [...]
      Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow never comes. All we have is today. Good job on today.

      >I recommend SL5x5 and C25K.
      moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this is why you don't get married.She won, you lost.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would you advise a skinny fat person to build muscle first or lose fat first?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Skinny fat is a wide range. What's your height/weight/estimated bf%
      What's your numbers on the main lifts?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do I feel proud of myself for exercising instead of feeling guilty at myself for not taking better care of my body when I was younger?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was exhausted before gym so I had a protein shake. That was like 2/3 hours ago.

    Now I am back home. Should i have my normal post-gym protein shake ? Just a scoop and water. Or should I skip ?
    Its 120 cal 22g protein

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does this look right for 6ft 2 290lbs for swimming 50min a day?(pic related) Its not weak shit either full on front crawl and backstroke(im getting pretty good). I lost 40 lbs already. I usually shoot for 2500 cal a day?

      i would skip

      Think I hurt my lower back doing leg pressing. It's been hurting for the past week, hurts really bad after I do another workout that involves using my back in any way. Should I just take a week off and let it heal?

      i would take 2 weeks off and do stretches

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shake
      >shake
      >shake
      stfu and eat some real food

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Think I hurt my lower back doing leg pressing. It's been hurting for the past week, hurts really bad after I do another workout that involves using my back in any way. Should I just take a week off and let it heal?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      make sure YOUR BACK STAYS ON THE FRICKING BACKREST as this is the only way you can hurt yourself on a legpress without knowing

      https://i.imgur.com/bQ7CrL7.jpeg

      Is it reasonable to expect that I will "gain" 3cm by fixing my APT and losing weight (skinnyfat)
      179cm and want to be 182cm so I can stop being a manlet

      maybe but since you obsess over this shit, I say no

      There's inverted rows in a routine I liked from YouTube, but I don't have a bar nearby, can I substitute it with Hindu push ups? If no, what's the alternative?

      >If no, what's the alternative?
      pullups or weights

      https://i.imgur.com/FCHHvC1.jpeg

      How do I tell the difference between spine pain and back doms?

      ? by feeling where it hurts, if your spine was injured you'd be in a lot of pain without doing anything

      What are good clothes brands for tall inshape guys?
      I need a chest-to-waist drop of at least 10”. Most brands only make the waist 6” smaller than the chest. I’ve only seen gymwear brands doing this but I don’t want to look like white trash when not at the gym

      tailor

      most vague newbie question imaginable; going to a gym for the first time tomorrow; how does go about deciding what to do at the gym? like i figure you pick a series of exercises that cover each of your muscle groups and go at it, trying other stuff to see if you like it, is there much else to it? i've heard of people doing "push/pull days", "arms/legs/chest/back days", is there much of a difference or is it just personal preference?

      you're talking about a training plan/split

      for your first day at the gym I recommend (going with someone who knows their stuff) using some machines and dumbbells to get a feel for stuff, look up exercises and do them
      as for a training program READ THE FRICKING STICKY fullbody or an upper lower or whatever fits your goals (pushpulllegs sucks)

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what are some smart ways to do body weight rows, if you don't have any equipment? Can I substitute them? I really don't want to use the door+bed sheet/table method if possible

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      learn to front lever and mog everyone by doing rows that way

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        seems fun, I will figure out how to do them

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it reasonable to expect that I will "gain" 3cm by fixing my APT and losing weight (skinnyfat)
    179cm and want to be 182cm so I can stop being a manlet

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's inverted rows in a routine I liked from YouTube, but I don't have a bar nearby, can I substitute it with Hindu push ups? If no, what's the alternative?

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    most vague newbie question imaginable; going to a gym for the first time tomorrow; how does go about deciding what to do at the gym? like i figure you pick a series of exercises that cover each of your muscle groups and go at it, trying other stuff to see if you like it, is there much else to it? i've heard of people doing "push/pull days", "arms/legs/chest/back days", is there much of a difference or is it just personal preference?

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What are good clothes brands for tall inshape guys?
    I need a chest-to-waist drop of at least 10”. Most brands only make the waist 6” smaller than the chest. I’ve only seen gymwear brands doing this but I don’t want to look like white trash when not at the gym

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do I tell the difference between spine pain and back doms?

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did OHP yesterday, am I good to do back day today? My schedule's been a bit fricked this week due to work

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yea

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ye

      How to not get skinnyfat?

      t. Fattie losing weight

      go to the gym

      https://i.imgur.com/7RvvXYR.jpeg

      I've started doing SL 5x5 again after like a half year break. Been at it for about 2 weeks.

      I'm having the same issue I had the last time, which is I'm feeling like there is increased pressure at the back of my head, even on rest days. Like you took a pump and you pumped it up a bit and it's a bit tense.

      Is this normal? What should I adjust if not? I don't want to get a stroke just for working out a bit.

      it's over

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How to not get skinnyfat?

    t. Fattie losing weight

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've started doing SL 5x5 again after like a half year break. Been at it for about 2 weeks.

    I'm having the same issue I had the last time, which is I'm feeling like there is increased pressure at the back of my head, even on rest days. Like you took a pump and you pumped it up a bit and it's a bit tense.

    Is this normal? What should I adjust if not? I don't want to get a stroke just for working out a bit.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If creatine dries your skin out can it get rid of acne?

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if i split my workout upper/lower
    can i do;
    upper-lower-upper-lower etc with no rest days
    or should i do upper-lower-rest-repeat

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would rest in between

      https://i.imgur.com/Oi6A2DS.gif

      I recently started a new job that basically sees me doing an obscene ammount of walking during the working day
      I have two questions
      1. Does anyone have any rec's for a really good pair of running shoes that will maximise comfort and minimise impact on my lower body as I walk, I'm already underweight so losing weight won't help this
      2. Best ways to add more healthy calories during my day, preferably at breakfast time, something I could add to my porridge would be great

      >2.
      peanut butter yogurt honey fruit

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I recently started a new job that basically sees me doing an obscene ammount of walking during the working day
    I have two questions
    1. Does anyone have any rec's for a really good pair of running shoes that will maximise comfort and minimise impact on my lower body as I walk, I'm already underweight so losing weight won't help this
    2. Best ways to add more healthy calories during my day, preferably at breakfast time, something I could add to my porridge would be great

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Does anyone have any rec's for a really good pair of running shoes that will maximise comfort and minimise impact on my lower body as I walk
      Best option is to go to a store and try out a bunch of different ones, everyone feels a little different. Better to pick something slightly big (room for feet if they swell up) but not loose (avoid rubbing at all costs).

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When you started doing arms, was one of your arms weaker? I am getting a massive pump in one arm and kind of ~ in the other.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >was one of your arms weaker
      it's like that for most people
      no worries the weaker one will catch up

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Am I the dreaded "skinnyfat"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's just mid skinny and nothing more. you can safely bulk and build muscle. you are clearly lacking in every part of your upper body.
      skinny average dude who doesn't lift IMO.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      your hands are way too big for that small of a body, youre either a scary skelly or a freak

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does beef jerky really have that much protein with that low amount of calories? Honestly sounds too good to be true.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you know what it's made of? The price and salt though?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's a piece of dried steak, so protein and some fat and whatever sugar they use to season it

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is 5 3 1 good for beginners? Anyone tried to get newbies on it?
    My skinnyfat zoomer friend wants to get into lifting and I'm afraid SS or SL is a bit too boring and also very demanding with its insane squat volume.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i started on 5 3 1, it's good.
      however, basically any routine is good to start with. it's about getting started

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    are there any decent dumbbell routines for people starting out? I want to use my apartment gym to get into the habit of lifting before I spend money on a membership, but all they have are dumbbells and a cable machine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      At low weights you can easily sub dumbbells for barbells, just pick a program and replace dumbbells for barbell exercises. You move to barbells when your legs heavily outpace what your hands can hold

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pardon my dumb ass, i'm reading the sticky a little more closely.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    do you guys ever just eat a bowl of 1lb ground beef?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I buy two pounds of ground beef a week and I brown it with onions and garlic. I top random shit with it or turn it into spaghetti, chili or baked beans

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I need 125g of complete protein a day.
    What is a cheap, efficient way to obtain this metric?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      milk tuna chicken eggs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why Tuna instead of say sardines?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why not
          tuna is cheaper for me but they are mostly the same if not the price

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I dunno, was wondering if there's a difference in protein to price ratio.
            I'll compare the two in my area.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    currently hitting a plateau with bench chest flys, as in every week im stuck on the same weight, bout the same number of reps. always feels about the same difficulty.
    i have not run into this in like a year since i fixed my nutrition, and im still progressing with other exercises, even other chest stuff like bench press.
    what does this mean? are there perhaps other muscles that go into this movement that i should work on? send help

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good upper peck focused exercise that isn't incline bench? Incline bench really hurts my shoulders and my upper chest is kinda under developed so I'd like to find something that works well to focus on it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      have you tried a pushup variation? incline pushup for instance

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      low to high cable fly
      also just don't touch your chest on incline
      stop when the shoulder starts rounding forward
      this will get rid of the pain and still provide stimulus

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how to break pull-ups plateau?
    I was progressing steadily but I can't get past 7 for few weeks now

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do wrist bands help with anything?
    I won the bands in pic related at an expo a about a month ago and I have to unpack them. What is their function besides making one look like a gay mid 2000's porn star?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      like pic related? no, just fashion. if you mean wrist straps, yes those have an actual purpose, they can help with grip strength

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They keep sweat from getting all over your hands lol

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >knees weak, palms are sweaty
        to be fair, I never had a problem with sweaty palms. even in the summer when the gym's like a sauna

        like pic related? no, just fashion. if you mean wrist straps, yes those have an actual purpose, they can help with grip strength

        >no, just fashion
        yeah, figured as much. maybe I'll give them a go if it gets too hot
        >wrist straps
        I won some of those as well but I don't like using them. I've seen too many lifters with big backs, big biceps and triceps but small-as-frick forearms specifically because they always use straps on heavy back excercises like rows etc
        well-trained forearms are both functional and aesthetic and you're cheating yourself out of potential potential growth if you use wrist straps.
        I can see the appeal for powerlifters that need all the extra help they can get to move the bar for a few more centimetres with questionable form.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does it break my fast if I accidentally drink a dead fly in my black coffee?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the bloodlust has already begun, anon
      It's like when a domesticated dog tastes human blood. The only solution is to put it down.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Will eating my boogers/fingernails/earwax/pimple pus break my fast?

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Barbell compounds will destroy the back, innit?

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Two questions related to abs
    1. are sit ups really that bad, every youtuber says they're overrated and [gimmick movement] is better but the only case I've ever found of this is one lady supposedly losing vision temporarily cuz she landed funny
    2. what if I can do 4 sets of 15 sit ups with proper form for both ab strength/more visible abs, increase the reps or add weight?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >are sit-ups that bad

      Allow me to refer you to picrel. What you’re looking at is your psoas muscles. They attach to the top of your hip bone and travel through your abdominal cavity to attach to your spine. When you perform a sit-up, these cables move your upper body into a sitting position by yanking directly on your lower back. There is no safe form in performing a sit-up. They will frick you up.

      Barbell compounds will destroy the back, innit?

      No.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So, what's your favorite ab movement? How do I get 3d abs? (apart from having low bf% obviously)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Jfc. If your purpose is to show off your six pack, then you need to drop below 12%bf. If your purpose is to strengthen your core, then do planks. Your core is a stabilizing muscle GROUP. Working them in motion is counter productive. Working “abs” will destroy your back. There are no “but brah”. No. You WILL get fricked up from sit-ups.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >having low bf% obviously
          thats the only answer

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Don't listen to those morons. The abs are responsible for flexing the spine forward in conjunction with other muscles. Perform decline crunches and if you feel that in your abs, do them.
          You don't need to be below 12% bf if the RA bulges out.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're fricking moronic. if you do a sit up properly there is no lower back engagement. you're supposed to move the weight with your abs. this is like saying you shouldn't squat because you're going to shart and turn it into a good morning. just do the movement correctly.

        t. does 50kg weighted situps without an issue

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How to into rash categorization?
    >medium size rash on tummy
    >red and slightly raised blotches
    >feels warm, itchy at night
    >uncomfortable during the day
    >kinda feel like shit all the time
    This better not be fricking shingles I cannot afford to miss work but I also cannot afford to go to the doctor. What do?
    >inb4 poast fizzeek
    Not falling for that again

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s shingles.

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which whey is best, isolate or concentrate?
    Asked this before, but the thread I made died so I’m asking here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the same. Check the protein amount per 100g, and the price.
      Everything else is a marketing trick, protein is protein.
      Corner case for casein Vs whey, but even there the jury is still out, it depends on how well you personally digest it.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do side bends cause pain above the front of the hip?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not a doctor.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pull
    5x5 Rows
    1x5 Deadlift
    3x12 Pulldowns
    3x12 Cable Rows
    5x20 Face Pulls
    4x12 Hammer Curl
    4x12 Bicep Curl

    Push
    5x5 Bench
    3x12 OHP
    3x10 Shoulder P
    3x12 DB Press
    3x12 Tricep PD
    3x12 Tricep Extensions
    3x20 Lateral Raise

    Legs
    3x5 Squat
    3x12 RDL
    3x12 Leg Press
    3x12 Leg Curls
    5x12 Calf Raises

    anything i should add to my routine? pls be nice i’ve only been lifting since december.

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How bad are artificial sugars? I just want to accelerate my cut for a week and want something to fill the gap by having a zero cal hot drink.

    Yes I know, 500cal deficit and stfu, never deviate. But I want to try 1000cal deficit just to see if I can do it as a challenge to myself.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently a tight psoas is causing my back pain.
    What's the best exercise to stretch and strengthen that b***h?

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rate my homegym IST how can i improve it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably start by not having your equipment attached to the ceiling

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how can i improve it?
      Start by going back to your containment board

      [...]

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What is better (what do you prefer) between constant weight for 3x10 where the last set is taken to absolute failure, compared to decreasing weight where every set is taken to failure. For example, at the moment for DB shoulder press, I usually start with the 30kg DBs and try to get as many reps as I can, usually 6 or 7 and then lower the weight to 27,5 kg DBs and do 10-11 and then 9-10 for the last two sets. Is it preferable to change this to where I do 10ish with the 27,5 from the get go and where only the last set is taken to failure? This would probably result in more volume but less sets taken to absolute failure.

    It is mostly an issue on DB shoulder press since the increment in DB weight is too large. I can't progress from 27,5 kg DBs and still get consistently 8+ reps on every set.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Use a double progression with a 5 rep range.

      if you were just trying to gain as much lean mass in as short a time as possible would it be best to train/isolate every muscle to the max? for example would you do an absolutely full body routine every 3 days (including the main lifts, but adding isolated abs, forearms, jawbone muscle, calves, ect)

      and if not, whats the best thing to do?

      Yes, but it would be very time consuming.

      When doing bench press, you are supposed to retract your scapula and have your elbows at roughly 45° angle to avoid any kind of complications, but today I found out that I've developed shoulder pain from doing a wider angle, and to avoid it I have to go even closer to my body.

      Has anybody else experienced this?

      I wouldn't mind taking a short break from it if I didn't also have some light knee pain from doing leg press 2 weeks ago 🙁

      You shouldn't be experiencing issues this early on from training. Ask for form help in person.

      Best dumbbells for starting out at home? Those adjustable ones with a dial, a few solid rubber encased ones, or ones with the star lock collars?

      Dial one. It gets annoying to use the collar ones.

      It's been a year and I still can't do 5 full reps of 135lbs bench press without getting scared I won't have the energy to finish

      Use the safety bars.

      Is it normal to not have biceps DOMS? I did 15 sets close to or to failure in 3 days, and except for the pump and soreness on the day of training, there's nothing after. I could do this every day, but apparently I need some time to let the muscle grow?

      How many reps and sets? What weight? Are you using your biceps to move the weight? Is failure, the failure of the biceps or of the forearms being unable to carry the weight any more? Is your protein intake extremely high?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How many reps and sets?
        Between 7-14 reps, 2 days of incline dumbbell curl and 1 day of standing dumbbell curl
        >What weight?
        10kg/22lbd
        >Are you using your biceps to move the weight?
        I'm really trying to only use my biceps.
        >Is failure, the failure of the biceps or of the forearms being unable to carry the weight any more?
        I do grip training and I can curl my wrist for nearly double the weight for the same reps.
        >Is your protein intake extremely high?
        Somewhere between 100-150g every day, while bulking.
        Biceps are a bit of a mystery to me. Triceps grow easily.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everything seems to be in order. I have no idea. I don't get sore either but I'm performing 9 sets per week spread across 3 sessions.

          I need to start trying to eliminate whey and possibly dairy for a while. Apart from more meat what are other good options to get my protons in?

          Rice and pea mix protein.

          Here's a question.

          What the frick happened to IST? It's a total fricking shit show.

          Barely any difference. I was here around 2012-2014 and back again in 2022-now, it's pretty much the same shit with an updated list of trolling targets and more zoomer humor.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Dial one. It gets annoying to use the collar ones
        Ok thanks, yeah I was thinking that could be the case

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have that IST guide of old that had a garlic conserve recipe?
    I've been getting sick as frick recently

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      maybe stop living in the southern hemisphere

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you were just trying to gain as much lean mass in as short a time as possible would it be best to train/isolate every muscle to the max? for example would you do an absolutely full body routine every 3 days (including the main lifts, but adding isolated abs, forearms, jawbone muscle, calves, ect)

    and if not, whats the best thing to do?

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does hiking too much kill gains?

    I'm preparing for a very long distance thru-hiking trip. On the weekends I train my hiking endurance by walking for 10 hours in a day. Will this kill my gains, if I were to balance out the calories lost with enough food?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cardio only kills gains if you 1, dont eat enough, and 2, are too tired to lift with enough intensity.
      1 looks like youve covered, and 2 probably isnt something you care about so i think youll be fine

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be able to do vid related. On my feet, full ROM, for reps. Now I can only do a single full ROM rep after several sets of warmup. Maybe two, with a rest in between. I've been doing this every other day for a long while, with no sign of progress. How should I work up to doing full ROM for reps again? After the single full ROM rep, should I just do a workout with limited ROM? Also, what volume should I aim for?

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What is the tool that doctors use to stretch out muscles and tendons? It looks like brass knuckles but I don't know the name of it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Graston tool

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When doing bench press, you are supposed to retract your scapula and have your elbows at roughly 45° angle to avoid any kind of complications, but today I found out that I've developed shoulder pain from doing a wider angle, and to avoid it I have to go even closer to my body.

    Has anybody else experienced this?

    I wouldn't mind taking a short break from it if I didn't also have some light knee pain from doing leg press 2 weeks ago 🙁

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick do I leave this site for good?

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do I stay motivated bros, every time I go hard and stick to a routine for more than a month, something happens where I'm forced to take 3 days off lifting and its impossible for me to get back into the routine of lifting, I hate this shit so much

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forced to, like just mentally? I'm 3 months in the gym and I just go even if I want to kill myself in the morning or think that lifting might not be worth it in the end.
      What works pretty much 100% of the time is remembering how much I hate myself, my body dysmorphia, how weak I currently am VS how strong I deserve to be, and also seeing other weak and pathetic men. It'll be worth it in the end.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Going too hard, if you can't sustain it. Program a deload week or scale it back. You won't reach your goals overnight - you have to figure how to make this a longterm thing for yourself.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you be forced to take 3 days off? I haven't skipped a gym day since last December when I started up again from a car accident break, I go even when I feel like shit, I just scale it back a little on those days.

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 23 and noticing some thinning, is using a DHT blocking shampoo enough or do I need to do finasteride as well? I'm seeing conflicting information about using one or both.

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Best way to bounce back from a wrist sprain? What exercises can I do without tweaking it again? So far all I've got are squats.

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When i do hanging leg raise i notice in the mirror that my right buttcheek gets like 3 inches higher than my left cheek every time. I cant even seem to raise it symmetrically when i try my hardest. Is this something that should correct itself over time or is there something wrong with my hips?

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a series of stretches I can do before a long drive that will minimise stiffness? I've to take a 4 hour drive every Thursday and another home every Friday for the next 6 months

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Best dumbbells for starting out at home? Those adjustable ones with a dial, a few solid rubber encased ones, or ones with the star lock collars?

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >see someone doing a cool, esoteric exercise at the gym that no one else does
    do i have to ask him before copying him of can i just pretend i was doing it first?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's no exercise or movement that hasn't already been discovered. Just pretend you saw it on some youtube video

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are there muscles you can train everyday?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes. legs. you dont need to do leg day once in your life if you are properly training your legs. if you are swimming, cycling, walking, running 1x daily your body/legs are getting the movement they need.

      squatting is cool but its secondary to cardio for leg health and strength.

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    by egolifting like an idiot, ive somehow managed to injure
    >both my shoulders badly enough for them to be in constant pain
    >both my elbows enough for certain movements to be painful
    >my left hip by impinging it, right when i had finally fixed my right hip impingement
    >the left of my pelvis, which now hurts just from walking a couple thousand steps
    in a single session. im going to the gp and praying they refer me for an x ray or some shit, but are there any light rehab exercises with bands or bodyweight that IST consistently recommends for joint pain?

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is it possible for a 5'8-5'9 man to be 200lbs naturally and not be a total fatass? Like 16-18 bf% max

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      probably not. at 5ft8 you could be up to 185lb, but 200 is on the heavier side. even at 6ft guys who are 200lb often look chubby.

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is fasted cardio a meme? Or does it actually work?

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a very physical job hauling steel full time would it be dumb to concentrate my workouts on the muscles that are neglected with work? Like my forearms and shoulders get a good 40h of workout a week I'm not sure they need so much more. But my back I tend to use less so I could work it out more and try to prevent imbalances and such

  79. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im ~200 lb (198 regularly for the last few days) at somewhere between 15-20% bf. i have visible (barely) veins in my forearms and my guts been shrinking steadily. how much more fat should i lose and how long should it take? ive embraced the hunger at this point. i just didnt realize how much of a fat ass fat frick i was in the first place (topped at 220 lb). im fairly muscular underneath btw.

  80. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >height?
    5'8"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how much more fat should i lose
      however much you want to
      your abs should show at 12-15%
      so probably a while longer

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >longer
        okay so under six months or longer than six months?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          can't say without knowing what you look like and your weightloss speed
          just stick with it until you achieve your goal man

  81. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is sympathetic muscle growth a thing? I don't really work out, but as a joke I started doing bicep curls with only my left arm a few months ago in order to get a left arm that's visibly more muscular than my right arm.
    My left arm is definitely growing, but my right arm, which I am not exercising at all, is also growing. Is this normal when you just start working out?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's definitely not 100%. Idk why you would want to do that to yourself anyways, if you get tired of looking moronic you'll have to start training the other side by itself later on

  82. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any tips for how to keep my performance the same in sweltering heat? I live in a tropical place and we've been at 43 C for several days in a row. I'm still going to the gym, and they do have AC, but I feel I'm getting tired (dehydrated?) much faster and struggle to complete my regular routine compared to even last month

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Portable work fan from Ryobi, DeWalt, or Milwaukee.

  83. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fricking HATE LEG DAY but I need to grow my legs.
    What's the BARE MININUM routine if I want bigger thighs and bigger glutes?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could do just squats, but ideally also calf raises. 1-3 sets close to failure and you're done. IMO

  84. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so when building a full body program. how should the volume and intensity be adjusted per session?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in a way that allows you to complete the session and one that provides desired stimulus to the muscles form which you can recover in time for the next session

  85. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how much protein is this?
    They're beef patties that weigh 315grams.
    But when I cooked them, theyre much smaller and have a ton of water around it.
    Do i need to drink the liquid to get max protein from it?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The liquid is fat and water, all the protein will be solid. Sometimes bits of meat will fall off so you can pick those up for max proteins

      https://i.imgur.com/DhNWtA3.jpeg

      Anyone have any recommendations for how I could improve my hip mobility for squats and deadlifts?
      I've made some progress with ankle mobility but I still physically can't do ass to grass without standing on my toes still and during deadlifts I still have to curve at least my upper back to do anything but a straight legged deadlift.
      I tried that stretch where you hold onto something in squat position but I didn't feel anything.

      You might have to adjust your feet, the distance between and the angle to better accommodate your hip anatomy

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        RDLs are actually great for building up hip hinge mobility.

        >Physically can't do ass to grass
        Work on going as deep as you can with good form and then gradually push it. It will take a while but you'll eventually get there. If you want to take a bit of a shortcut, you could try getting squat shoes.

        Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try them out.

  86. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I own a chest strap that I to track HR for cycling. I'd like to use it to track my sleep, are there any apps for that?

    Like, I want it to track my HR then produce a graph I can save. That's all.

  87. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have any recommendations for how I could improve my hip mobility for squats and deadlifts?
    I've made some progress with ankle mobility but I still physically can't do ass to grass without standing on my toes still and during deadlifts I still have to curve at least my upper back to do anything but a straight legged deadlift.
    I tried that stretch where you hold onto something in squat position but I didn't feel anything.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      RDLs are actually great for building up hip hinge mobility.

      >Physically can't do ass to grass
      Work on going as deep as you can with good form and then gradually push it. It will take a while but you'll eventually get there. If you want to take a bit of a shortcut, you could try getting squat shoes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some people can't squat ass to grass period, because of their body geometry and center of gravity. 99% of people you ask for advice will think you're just not trying.

  88. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Red pill me on inguinal hernias. I think my friend has one.

  89. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's been a year and I still can't do 5 full reps of 135lbs bench press without getting scared I won't have the energy to finish

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Practice the roll of shame with an empty bar and then do it once with 135. You'll see that failing isn't so bad.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you're not a girl you should quit. My guess is you want to be a girl anyway so just do 20 pound dumbbells.

  90. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it normal to not have biceps DOMS? I did 15 sets close to or to failure in 3 days, and except for the pump and soreness on the day of training, there's nothing after. I could do this every day, but apparently I need some time to let the muscle grow?

  91. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last time I did farmers carries my hands felt a bit odd the day after, probably nothing but is there something I should watch out for with the exercise, I do them with moderately light weight 3 times a week if that matters

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >farmers carries
      >moderately light weight
      so why do them at all?

  92. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does gooning lower testosterone levels or is it just the feeling of guilt that makes my lifts worse?

  93. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there even any point to working out if you have sleep apnea and are already skinny?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      working out makes you tired, sleep on your side, have a casein shake a day.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you have sleep apnea you're not recovering properly overnight.
        I already sleep on my side, tilting my bed slightly up has also helped a slight bit.

        I still wake up unrested as frick and with a splitting headache.
        I'll see the ENT soon though.

  94. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any medgays care to explain what the frick is wrong with me?
    >yellowish brownish pee
    >murky
    >foamy
    >hurts/feels uncomfortable when it comes out
    >absolutely stink, very strong odor
    >does not go away no matter how much water i drink, just gets slightly less brownish
    am i dying

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As a real doctor, I recommend more gaming, watching porn, jerking off and definitely not getting it checked. Maybe you die, maybe you don't.

      I just asked 2 AIs what it could be and they both agreed it's most likely Urinary Tract Infection, and possibly even Kidney or Liver issues.
      Get it checked. Don't wait.

  95. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I need to start trying to eliminate whey and possibly dairy for a while. Apart from more meat what are other good options to get my protons in?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eggs and sardines maybe. Oats have some too

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pea protein powder is a decent protein, it's not a 'complete' protein but it has something like 80% of all the essential amino acids. Whatever meat you're eating can fill in the rest

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ive seen a video where they go through veg pairings to get you a complete protein per meal. Forget what is was now.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >veg
          >complete protein per meal
          doubt, nice digits tho

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Rice and beans or rice and peas will provide what the other is missing

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >rice and beans
            Pairing any legume with any wheat will provide a complete protein. This also includes peanut butter on crackers.

            https://i.imgur.com/8BIb6MF.jpeg

            Does anyone have experience using one of these? Some of my friends who did used the variant where they can adjust the bar into the door frame instead of hanging them. Also wondering if there's recommended brand to buy/avoid

            I’ve had a cheap ass one from Walmart for 20 years now. It’s outlasted 6 kids and my stint in the Marines.

            How do I not get completely blown up doing bent over rows?
            Will it get better when I get into better shape? Cause I'm dying doing em

            It will get better. You can lighten the weight until it does. Use the easy method of increasing weight. When it feels easy, go up 5lbs.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      eggs, fish

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could get frozen fish fillets and grill a bunch of them in advance.

  96. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's a question.

    What the frick happened to IST? It's a total fricking shit show.

  97. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is stretching supposed to be so fricking painful?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how painful?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you read up on stretching it seems everyone is enjoying it and it feels oh so great.
      in my experience that was not the case. it is a very weird stingin pain for me. my hamstrings are super tight and were basically immovable. it did get better. after 9 months of stretching (once a week mind you so that result most likely could occur sooner) i did get more flexibility. there was no gradual progression. it was super sudden from one session to the next. i was basically able to hit side splits out of nowhere. and what was different was that it was painless and felt incredibly good. well i became sick afterwards and never experienced it again since i never restarted stretching. but it could happen to you anon

  98. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Militant vegan friend says he doesn’t consume whey for health reasons. Is he full of shit?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact that he talks about 'health reasons' and partakes in a diet where you must supplement B12 because your diet does have it kind of makes him full of shit. Unless you're allergic or lactose intolerant, there's no reason to avoid whey

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Typo, vegan diet doesn't have B12 naturally

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          meat only has b12 because we supplement the animals with it
          t. farmer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >vegan
      > full of shit?
      yes

  99. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have experience using one of these? Some of my friends who did used the variant where they can adjust the bar into the door frame instead of hanging them. Also wondering if there's recommended brand to buy/avoid

  100. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I not get completely blown up doing bent over rows?
    Will it get better when I get into better shape? Cause I'm dying doing em

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lose weight fatty and do cardio
      fatty 🙂

  101. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone here got any tips on managing anxiety? Im out of ashwagandha and I think its time to take a break from it for couple of weeks or so but damn, only couple of days without it and Im already starting to feel anxious.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am anxious all the time about everything and I just thug it out unironically. It never got better and I'm constantly suffering lol

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I am anxious all the time about everything and I just thug it out unironically.
        Yeah, spent years doing that. Ash really stopped all of my anxiety almost instantly but I dont think I should take it every day for multiple months so I gotta take a break from it.
        Oh well, I guess I will just try to get used to the anxiety again. I just hope it doesnt mess with my gains too much.

  102. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can using testosterone make a woman desire goes from responsive to spontaneous?

  103. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any problem with lifting 3 days in a row? I want to do Upper/Lower/Upper and use the other days to run

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      as long as your muscles recover and you rest appropriately and get enough protons you'll be fine

      anyone got any recommendations for protein coffee? best tasting is the priority.

      caffeine pill with protein shake

  104. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyone got any recommendations for protein coffee? best tasting is the priority.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mix whey in coffee? Don't fall for that stuff

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        as long as your muscles recover and you rest appropriately and get enough protons you'll be fine
        [...]
        caffeine pill with protein shake

        im asking on behalf of my wife. i keep telling her she needs to have more protein in the morning to keep her from snacking throughout the day but she wont just eat eggs.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          tuna, mealprepped chicken breast, or force her 🙂

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You know what to do anon

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I use guarana powder. I can caffeinate any of my protein shake flavors without adding any flavor. It's especially nice when I get burnt out on chocolate or vanilla and want to do something fruity.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hcp is supposed to blend pretty well into hot coffee. Maybe an option

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i like this idea. will probably get some for myself.

  105. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1-which nutrients should be taken above RDI, iam currently taking double the zinc, anything else. iam just weightlifting, i want anything that will improve my overall cardio, hormones, lifts, etc.

  106. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do i become more.. confident under heavy loads, esp on bench press? my top set today was supposed to be 85kg for 3 but after unracking and lowering it for the first rep it felt like i was doing a 1RM but after locking out it felt way better and managed to crank out 2 more reps. what the frick was i doing on the first rep? maybe the bar position couldve been odd before beginning the first rep?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      practice form so that it's always perfect as some people sometimes have a shit first rep on their lifts but then get into postion better and the rest go smoother
      also don't let yourself get scared by the weight

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good form, but also good breathing. Suck in air and hold it tight, unrack the bar, rebreathe with elbows locked out and suck it back in, do the complete rep all the way down and back up, and only when it's up and elbows locked do you rebreathe for the next rep.
      Also with bench specifically, learn how to roll it down to your hips when you fail a rep. Make it muscle memory to never even consider putting the bar over your neck and head until you lock out your elbows. Don't be afraid to go for an extra rep if you think you can make it. I've failed and rolled multiple times in the same workout, never stopped me.

  107. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is 28 sets (2 x 14) of legs a week too much? if so, this is my routine
    >4 x as low as i can unassisted pistol squats
    >3 x 7-9 ring assisted pistol squats
    if theres too much volume, should i remove sets across or cut out one of the squat variations?
    >3 x hip thrusts
    >4 x hamstring curls

  108. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it ok to work out every other day all the time (two different week schedules) or is it important to have a 48hr rest once a week?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      every other day is literally 48 hours moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My bad, meant 72 hours. A week-end.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no thats not necessary at all. a rest period 48 hours per muscle group is all thats required.

  109. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there something wrong with me? I've been doing some german volume training. 10x10, bench, squat, lat pulldown with a 1 beat per second metronome for 3 eccentric 2 concentric.

    I read that you're supposed to do 70% of your 1rm max. I call fricking bullshit. There's no god damn way.

    When I started my 1rm bench was probably 180-185. I couldn't even do the empty bar for 10x10 /w 5 second reps. My arms were shaking so fricking wild. 120+lbs? No fricking way. Been doing this for 3-4 weeks now and did a strength session and my 1rm went to 200. At the time I was only doing 50lbs for 10x10.

    Somehow I want to seem some video fricking proof of 70% 10x10 with 5 second reps.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >3 eccentric 2 concentric.
      >5 second reps
      I don't know why you would ever do this but that is the problem here

      Good form, but also good breathing. Suck in air and hold it tight, unrack the bar, rebreathe with elbows locked out and suck it back in, do the complete rep all the way down and back up, and only when it's up and elbows locked do you rebreathe for the next rep.
      Also with bench specifically, learn how to roll it down to your hips when you fail a rep. Make it muscle memory to never even consider putting the bar over your neck and head until you lock out your elbows. Don't be afraid to go for an extra rep if you think you can make it. I've failed and rolled multiple times in the same workout, never stopped me.

      >rebreathe with elbows locked out and suck it back in
      great way to lose your bracing and your shoulders
      the first rep of a set or a 1rm should be done with one breath from unrack to rerack

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the first rep of a set or a 1rm should be done with one breath from unrack to rerack
        That just sounds like you're trying to rush yourself because you secretly know the weight is too much, leading to worse performance and greater chance of injury. If it's not ego lifting, you can rebreathe and set yourself up properly for the first rep of every exercise. Even an exercise with a more strenuous starting position like OHP or front squat.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you're trying to rush yourself
          did I say to immediately jump into the rep? no
          you take breath unrack let the weight settle go down exhale on the way up or just at the top done great rep after that you can breathe for another
          >the weight is too much
          with lighter weights I do the same but more reps on one breath
          >Even an exercise with a more strenuous starting position like OHP or front squat.
          anon asked about bench specifically and I talked about the bench specifically too, like no shit sherlock you're gonna breath just before gowing down on a squat or before pushing in ohp

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      70% of your 1rm is more or less your 10rm, it seems rather moronic to think you can do 10 sets of 10 tempo reps with your 10rm

  110. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What’s a good protein powder I can buy? I see people talking about “bad/filler protein” but what’s a good one then and what’s the difference between the $35 protein powder I get at Sam’s club?

  111. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How to look as good as possible for one specific day. Saturday I’m gonna be able to flaunt my stuff and I wanna look as good as possible. How do I achieve this?
    Work out and get a pump beforehand? Water fast? Just food fast?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Being dehydrated shrinks fat a lot. Go run a few miles in the morning and don't stuff your face after.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >drink lots of water throughout the week
      >drink a lot less on Friday evening
      >severely restrict carb intake on friday and saturday
      >get a pump
      don't be moronic and hurt yourself with an electrolyte imbalance

  112. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What makes the bench press the "number one" upper body exericse? Why does everyone ask how much you can bench? Wouldn't pull ups be a better indicator?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most men, even most trained men, can't do a single pull up. You can be a morbidly obese, unathletic blob and do bench press, which is why everyone likes it so much.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gonna need something to back this up, like 80% of my gym can do pull-ups, I wouldn’t say “most” can’t do them

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Even skellies find it difficult to do pullups, not just fatties. It takes a body with a good amount of muscle, healthy BF% and getting used to the movement pattern to do it. Maybe your gym has a high percentage of hardcore lifters?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am one of maybe 4 people I've seen in my gym doing pull ups, and it's an extremely crowded gym.
          This is also in the US, so maybe everyone's just fat.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bench is the most alpha exercise bro

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because if you do it right, you use your whole body during it. This is not the case with pull ups. Also bench is way more fun and easily accessible.

  113. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a moronic newbie question that I'm not even sure can be answered. I am a stick figure starting to do barbell training. Couple months in on a linear progression, and the weights are starting to get pretty demanding for me. I'm putting in a very intense effort on almost every rep and I'm a little worried about injury. I guess my question is do you actually go to absolute failure putting in your maximum effort, or is there a threshold where you say for example "I've tried with 90% here and the bar is not moving but in the interest of not entering myself I'm just going to call this a failure and drop it?" Feel like I might be trying too hard and risking fricking myself up, but I also might just be a b***h and I'm not sure where to draw that line.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >entering
      injuring myself*

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      On exercises where you can just dump the weight or just let go like rows or deadlift, you can pretty much go max effort as long as form is correct. On stuff where the weight will drop on you, it takes some experience to understand when failure will occur and how confident you are

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You go to technical failure. Meaning if your form breaks or your tempo slows, then that’s the end of your set. If you can complete all sets and reps with good tempo and form, then increase weight.

  114. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my wrist hurts a lot when i wake up and when i move it in certain directions.
    i tried taking a day off gym and it felt bettern i also took magnesium and vitamin d supplements to help it recover, but it immediately hurt again the day I went back to the gym.
    Should I just take more days off gym?
    Should I see a doctor?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      depends on where and how it hurts
      also horse/tiger ointment/balm
      and of course don't put unnecessary strain on the wrist

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had the something similar for a while after fricking up a roll of shame on bench. It felt better a few weeks later and I just didn't bench or do anything that made it hurt for that amount of time.
      No clue if it's the same issue, of course.

  115. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can anyone here post that drive/mega link with all those strength/hypertrophy/general fitness programs that are usually behind a paywall? If I recall correctly, it had the Kneesovertoes guy ATG program and Nippard forearms program in it, to be specific.

  116. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyone here on TRT ever have long term issues with fertility? ever regret starting it?

    started today. only concern is losing hair and not being able to have a couple more kids

  117. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Help anons

    I am 30yo about 30% body fat.
    Every time I do leg raises or knee tucks on picrel a few drops of piss dribble out my wiener, completely involuntary, what the frick is causing this and how do I fix it 🙁
    >inb4 “just don’t do those lol”

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kegels I guess, grandpa

      Gonna need something to back this up, like 80% of my gym can do pull-ups, I wouldn’t say “most” can’t do them

      8billion people in the world
      maybe 10% of that go to they gym
      out of that maybe 2% actually train hard
      out of that maybe half of those are in a position to do a pullup and half of that half actually can do one

      it is indeed quite rare especially when you consider obesity rates and age distirbution and the fact that most people train like fricking pussies

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You make a good point, I guess I don’t go out in public enough, I should stop by a Walmart to remind myself how deplorable the masses are lol

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It also takes a long time to go from fully untrained to doing unassisted pullups and most people are overweight. Many people won't bother because of the struggle, physically and socially

  118. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the best way to lose a lot of weight without getting loose/flabby skin?

    i am currently 250lb, plan to be 150lb. i'm thinking of losing a lot of weight for a month (20lb) then taking a month off

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      losing weight quickly is the exact opposite of what you should be doing

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >20lbs in a month
      Are you planning to lose that weight with a saw? 2 pounds a week is optimistic.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i've done it before, granted it wasn't the healthiest period of my life. used to be 175, shot back up to 250 in the last few years

  119. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have a program they'd recommend that covers full body with just a rack, a bench, and a lat pulldown attachment?

    The gyms around me are full to the fricking brim with Indians and I can not handle it anymore. Impulse bought a rack for the garage so I can get some peace and fresh air.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many have made the same mistake, you’ll use it for a month or two and then it will go unused for a year until you eventually sell it on Facebook marketplace for half as much as you bought it. Refund now if it has not been delivered yet.
      Just find a better time to hit the gym, if you’re going at 4:30 after work like everyone else of course it’s crowded. 5am lifting is the pure kino solution.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The people doing that are people that didn't train to begin with. I love training it's just been ruined for me by having a gym that's constantly full of people who have zero gym etiquette or personal hygiene.

        The gyms are crowded from 7am - 10pm. Maybe not between 9-5 but I wouldn't know, I work.

        How new are you to lifting? Bodybuilding or strength training?

        [...]
        Frick off demoralizer

        Been training with varying intensity for 8 years. Tend to go hard in my off season and then back off to 3 times a week and maintain over the spring/summer. Mostly looking for bodybuilding at this point.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe 5/3/1? It's a super flexible template and can do mostly bodybuilding work for it instead of strength work.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How new are you to lifting? Bodybuilding or strength training?

      Many have made the same mistake, you’ll use it for a month or two and then it will go unused for a year until you eventually sell it on Facebook marketplace for half as much as you bought it. Refund now if it has not been delivered yet.
      Just find a better time to hit the gym, if you’re going at 4:30 after work like everyone else of course it’s crowded. 5am lifting is the pure kino solution.

      Frick off demoralizer

  120. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My bench is stalling at 200. I can do 90% of the ROM, but when the weight gets to my chest, I fold.

    Should I be doing paused reps with a lower weight to work on explosiveness?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean like you collapse? Try 3/1/0 tempo bench. But what's your actual failure point assuming your form stays good?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Failure point is returning off of chest. I can get the weight 10% of the way and I hit a wall. If I do cheater reps where I never come that low I can do several of them.

        What's 3/1/0?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          3 count down, 1 count on the chest, 0 count up (so as fast as possible). Long pause (3-5 CT) can also help.

  121. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My job is to get online orders at lowes, if I'm getting 10,000+ steps or even 20,000 will this hurt me trying to get stronger? I'm just getting started with dumbbells so should I eat more calories to balance out the cardio of walking around the store?

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