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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >260lb machine leg press
    >Lmao1pl8 squat
    What gives?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you wanna get better at squatting, squat more. also it is deceptively easy to leg press a lot of weight, especially if you use a good machine.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Balance. Leg Press doesn't require anything other than brute force. Squat is more effective for quad hypertrophy because of the deep stretch, but you can still use it to build good looking legs. Dorian Yates did

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Leg press is a lot easier mechanically not only because it's a machine but because the sled is at 45 deg angle, meaning you're only actually moving sqrt(2)/2 times the weight, which in this case means about 180lbs.

      In fact I'd go as far as to say that your squat is better than your leg press, but none of that matters since you're still a beginner

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't know that sqrt(2)/2 simplifies to 1/sqrt(2)

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can usually leg press double the weight you can squat, so the ratio is correct.
      Here's something interesting, you can good morning about half the weight you can deadlift and you can DB reverse lunge 1/4th of the weight you can squat (100kg squat = 25kg DB lunge in each arm)

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Leg presses don't mean shit, all the machines are different. I've used one that felt brutal at 3pl8 and I've used ones that needed 6pl8 just to sweat. There's no standardization so you're probably just using an easy machine.

      Is biking as good as running for cardio? I'm really trying to improve my cardio, but it's 100x easier for me to hop on the peloton for 15 or 20 minutes than going out for a run

      It's better in every way. Low impact, concentric only, can control your pace...

      https://i.imgur.com/y6tUedb.jpg

      how to target this head?

      Leg extensions, sissy squats and that cable kick thing if your gym has one.

      >They quite literally do. Do you think you need ~180 grams of protein per day because you're going to build 180 grams of muscle in a day?

      What kind of logic is this? Intake does not equal growth. If you eat 100g of fat you aint gaining 100g of fat either.

      >Roiders don't need 1g/lb of protein for optimal muscle growth, this is well known.

      Roiders most commonly push well past 2g/kg for optimal growth, if you have literature disproving the need for this I'd love to see it. Every bit of information I'm looking up right now supports the opposite of what you're saying.

      Please provide literature, I'd love to learn if I'm wrong.

      >reddit spacing roider
      >mixing lbs and kg in his post
      >doesn't even know about the most famous meta analysis in lifting
      Provide YOUR literature dipshit. What the fuck are you talking about? There's not a single study with "roiders" because "roiding" is not just "roids" it could be any mix of compounds. Dumbest moron on IST today.

      I bet $100 you watched MPMD say this shit out of his ass and you think it's "proof"

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I eagerly await a better source than my five minutes of google provided me.

        Wanton insults do not count as such.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    how do i grow taller after puberty

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just keep eating well. I didn't stop growing taller until my early 20s

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Legitimately just genes. I grew from 5'9 to 5'11 and nearly shat myself thinking it was a tumour but according to ma, my uncles grew until they were like 30 so no biggie. This is very rare though, you have to be aryan or black so I don't want to raise false expectations.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Height isn't a strong indicator of genes -- the strongest indicator of growth is available nutrition.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do I really need 170+ grams of protein if I'm hard cutting?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      height and weights

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        5'11 (it's over)
        250lb, ~27% bf if you believe those $3 Amazon fat calipers.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >250lbs
          you need at least 200g of protein

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          At that weight there's 0 chance that you're anything less than 35% bf

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    fixd it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Fixed
      What did you do, nothing changed

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The 30 year old "Manly consoomer"
        to
        >The 30 year old "Manly" consoomer

        I agree with

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

        fixd it

        , I think it's an improvement

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/zVpeUe2.jpg

      What lifts do I do to reverse my greying hair

      Why are caricatures so hard to argue against bros?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because it’s just a long winded character attack and not meant as an actual argument

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Now it's better, but the meme focuses too much about the consumerism aspect. It should be "Even if I buy all these manly stuff I am still a pussy IRL" for example:

      >buys all the Manscape products
      >still too afraid to talk to women

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >fixed it
      >3,8 Mb

      Anyways,.....do I need to take creatine even on rest days??

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Anyways,.....do I need to take creatine even on rest days??
        Why wouldn't you? I guess you don't have to if you take a slight surplus the rest of the week so it evens out, but your body still exists on rest days.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Creatine is for recovering bro.

          Creatine is a saturation supplement. Meaning that taking it won't give an immediate effect, rather it stores into your body.
          To get the full effect of it you need to take the recommended dose (5g) daily for a few weeks. Alternatively you can take an increased dosage daily (up to 20g, ideally spread out over 3 servings) to reach maximum saturation in 1 to 2 weeks. After that you take the normal 5g daily forever.

          tldr: yes take it every day, off or on days.

          Thanks, guise. I'm just having Wednesdays and Sundays as resting days and I was wondering. To be fair this is my very first time on whey after years of just lifting for ottermode. And yeah, I'm on a surplus (600 kcal) at this moment.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Creatine is for recovering bro.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Creatine is a saturation supplement. Meaning that taking it won't give an immediate effect, rather it stores into your body.
        To get the full effect of it you need to take the recommended dose (5g) daily for a few weeks. Alternatively you can take an increased dosage daily (up to 20g, ideally spread out over 3 servings) to reach maximum saturation in 1 to 2 weeks. After that you take the normal 5g daily forever.

        tldr: yes take it every day, off or on days.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah you just have it all the time, it fills the muscles up and aids in ATP synthesis. Basically lets you push a bit more in a set and the bit of muscle bloat makes muscle pump feel more better so there is that too.
        Creatine Hydrochloric Acid >>> Creatine Monohydrate however.
        Captcha: 2H0TT

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What lifts do I do to reverse my greying hair

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you’re my ex FUCK YOU

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous
  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is biking as good as running for cardio? I'm really trying to improve my cardio, but it's 100x easier for me to hop on the peloton for 15 or 20 minutes than going out for a run

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even if they're not equally efficient, if you enjoy biking much more just do that.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Duke Cannon soap is nice though

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      WHAT

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, good product for the price

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Duluth underwear are fucking fantastic while we are kind of on the subject

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          My bro I love their briefs. Extreme comfort.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I like their cargo pants.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wait. Does he jerk them off so he can lube his guns?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        jerk the libs, own the libs

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      wait that's gay

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      i do like the soap and the price/longevity and how available it is at my local shopping places. no telling if it'd sell better without the machismo element or not, there's a specific demographic that only buys that shit and I'm thankful they're showering now

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live with my best friend and his fiancé. She showed me a scratch mark on her boob the other day (didn't see the nipple) and was literally just showing off her ass to me in my room. she only does this when he's not home. am I autistic and this is normal girl behaviour or is she testing me or some shit

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tell your best friend retard, friends are far more important than some dumb cunt

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tell him but be very fucking careful about how you word it. Sometimes dudes can't see past the tip of his dick when they get into a relationship and if you word it wrong he might think you're trying to make a move on his bitch instead of her being disloyal.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Be cautious, people often tend to shoot the messenger.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't worry leftists are lousy shots

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like she wants you to leave.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Be a good friend

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >she only does this when he's not home
      This reminds me of the story of Potiphar's wife trying to seduce Joseph. Your best friend's fiancé is trying to fuck you over.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/2tUz9gS.jpg

      >she only does this when he's not home
      This reminds me of the story of Potiphar's wife trying to seduce Joseph. Your best friend's fiancé is trying to fuck you over.

      This. She wants something and will probably be willing to frame you if she doesn't get it. Square this shit with your friend quick before she plants unfavorable ideas of you in his head. Make 100% sure it's not just you being autistic though. However, a woman exposing herself to you specifically when her significant other isn't around is probably exactly what it sounds like.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This one is tricky. I would act oblivious and disinterested when she acts like this and she’ll get tired and stop. Of course shut her down if she actual asks you for sex. As for your friend, I have a feeling that if you tell him then you’ll probably end up have to find a new place to live.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >friend is a muslim
        b-better go get that bucket of rocks.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I keep on wasting time here, how do I stop?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >don't_forget.png

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      block the site and find new hobbies

      Man I can't fucking grow a beard, the itching kills me I can't stand it. What to do?

      just dont grow a beard? noones forcing you to have a beard

      Someone explain lifting belt sizes to me. If I'm at a 36 inch circumference around the naval, with about ~3 inches of that being bodyfat, do I treat myself as "33 inches", or 36? If I gain 6 inches around the navel do I need to go up a belt or does the fat compress?
      Don't want ot buy one of these cunts and then need to replace it.

      >gain 6 inches around the navel
      how about don't bloatmax?

      I'm skinnyfat (mostly skinny) with the goal of becoming lean and somewhat muscular, not hueg. I'm looking at SS or calisthenics and feeling conflicted. What are some pros and cons of each?

      lift weights = gains
      calisthenics = no gains
      all you need to know

      Tell me a good exercise to help with the lift off for deadlifts? I am 5lbs away from 4plate and I'm not struggling but I have noticed that the lift off is getting super slow not hitching slow but I'd like to get it stronger and faster. My lower back is fine as I incorporated good mornings on my leg day and it's helped tremendously. Just need some help on the beginning.

      picrel

      Is StrongLifts 5x5 good and will it work for my dyel ass ?

      yes and yes for about 6 months.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Man I can't fucking grow a beard, the itching kills me I can't stand it. What to do?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The itching goes away after it gets long enough. It took me like a month to get to that point and I've had a beard ever since because I fucking hate shaving every day.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 21 and have never asked a girl out. How do I do that?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ask if she wants to have a drink after work. If she doesn't want it she'll turn you down kindly (by making some excuse)

    • 5 months ago
      uvo11

      Think of a thing you'd like to do as a date, then ask her if she'd like to do that thing with you. Something gender neutral and outside is often nice.

      Something to keep in mind: being rejected actually feels better than being accepted in the short run because you can relax knowing you did your best. If you're accepted the tension keeps building up until you have sex, which can be many days away, or weeks if things go slowly.

      You basically can't lose in any way other than by not trying.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      just invite her for a coffee or something, thats literally it
      its obvious what you want, you dont need to tell her "I love you, you are the most beautiful girl in the world, could you please spare your time and go for a romantic walk with me?" nah just invite her somewhere. If you arent really good looking only do this with girls you know and kinda vibe with

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You know how those companies still say that they're a Nigerian prince or that they want to talk about your car's warranty? They're doing sales. They're screening for their customer base - people who are not connected and not skeptical. They succeed not because they craft their approach perfectly for everyone, but because they have a large volume of requests and a more general opening for them. All sales is like that. Insurance is like "Will you help me? I have some information I'd like to share with [business owner]." Cars is like "You like [Car you're looking at]? What brings you onto the lot today?"

      Dating is kind of like sales. You see a potential match and screen them to see if they're part of your customer base by seeing if they're someone who's willing to engage you 1 on 1. Nothing complex, nothing fatalistic. Just if you get along talking to one other. The actual sale comes later. An insurance salesman is never going to sell a plan over the phone, and if you're asking for advice, you're probably not fucking on the first date. So you go on a couple coffee/lunch dates and you find a girl or two who you like and who like you. Ask them what they're looking for in a relationship. "What brings you onto the lot today?" Maybe it matches what you're looking for. "Are you interested in doing this again?" Maybe she is.

      In essence, the more time you spend in front of someone; the more likely you are to get a sale from them. Even for a virgin the rest will sort itself out.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      "Hey there Chasey Lain, I think you're cute and you spark joy, and I'd like to know you better, wanna go out sometime?"
      Easy

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    That soap actually smells pretty good though(didnt go out of my way to buy it, just won a raffle at work a while back)The marketings cringey but everything is marketed in sone way

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My shoulders are noticeably imbalanced, with the right side being larger in all three dimensions. What's the best way to equal them out? Do I just have to do an extra set of everything on the left side?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      it usually is as simple as work one side more than the other, unilateral exercises for muscle imbalances

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Alright then, thanks.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    people like that are cancer incarnate.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it true that if you eat a surplus in mostly calories (let's say you already ate your calorie limit for the day but then drink another 200cal of whey isolate), it won't turn into fat as long as you're lifting?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      *protein

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/hgw47M9.jpg

        Is it true that if you eat a surplus in mostly calories (let's say you already ate your calorie limit for the day but then drink another 200cal of whey isolate), it won't turn into fat as long as you're lifting?

        uhhh no yes

        all surpluses are usually going to mean fat unless you are doing such an absolutely low fat and low carb diet here it's physically impossible to store fat and you're slowly starving yourself to death. Your body doesn't fiddle with an abacus every 100 calories you eat and then say "wait we're over maintenance better make this fat". You can lose muscle and gain fat even eating under maintenance if that's what your hormones have in the cards for you. There's no real hacks for this kind of stuff unless you're going to take peds

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Makes sense. Guess the best way is to still stick to my allotment and don't think I can cheat my way out with protein. Thanks for the answer bro

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Even on peds you're gonna get fat eating at a surplus unless it's super minimal. Even on shit like tren, if I over do it, I'm getting that bloated barrel roid body look.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wait so what's your point? This is worded weirdly. Are you sayiing it's impossible to eat 100 calories I've maintenance and not gain muscle, just fat? Sounds ridiculous. Also hormones are hormones, but a calorie deficit does not mean you will gain fat and lose muscle?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            100 calories over maintenance*

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Someone explain lifting belt sizes to me. If I'm at a 36 inch circumference around the naval, with about ~3 inches of that being bodyfat, do I treat myself as "33 inches", or 36? If I gain 6 inches around the navel do I need to go up a belt or does the fat compress?
    Don't want ot buy one of these cunts and then need to replace it.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've got a muscle imbalance. Bulgarian split squats seem like a perfect way to catch my other leg up, what is the best way to implement them? After back squats on the same day or alternate my Leg A and Leg B between back squats and BSS?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you can handle the volume, back squats and bss for volume asst.

      Front squats other day and single leg deads for volume asst

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm skinnyfat (mostly skinny) with the goal of becoming lean and somewhat muscular, not hueg. I'm looking at SS or calisthenics and feeling conflicted. What are some pros and cons of each?

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    how many row variations are you guys doing every back day? out of all the different kinds, do you just choose your favorite and spam it for the rest of your days?

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i was told that i dont need to isolate my delts because if i did bench and shoulder press they would grow
    now i have massive triceps and traps but barely any delts... do i just spam lateral raises?
    it looks so awkward like i have massive tri's and traps but my delts are flat...
    what did i do wrong and how do i grow my delts

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      you should always have been doing lateral raises dude, its the front delts that are usually overdeveloped, not the mid or rear

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        piggybacking off of this, i do bent over lat raises in my upper A and regular lat raises on my upper B (4 day UL split), i do ohp and db shoulder press alternating on upper A and B u think thats enough volume or should i do more or add other shoulder exercises?

        Is it worth the effort to lift if I barely eat? Most days I have two eggs on toast and a bowl of rice or ramen. Sometimes I'll have more but not often

        when i started actually following a routine my hunger got through the fucking roof, i know everyone is different but id be surprised if you didnt get an increase in appetite while starting to work out. that diet sounds like auschwitz mode

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >u think thats enough volume
          plenty

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Will good mornings and neck bridges give me a steel back?
    How to backmaxxxx? I want my back to be indestructible

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Piggybacking off this, what's a good daily neck routine?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        plate neck flexions, start off small (10 lb if you're a pencilneck) and work up from there until you can rep out 15 with the 45 lb. Beyond that it's hard to progress without a neck harness you can attach some weights to. Consider investing in one of those.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Deadlifts, single leg RDLs, rows, I's, Y's, and T's

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tell me a good exercise to help with the lift off for deadlifts? I am 5lbs away from 4plate and I'm not struggling but I have noticed that the lift off is getting super slow not hitching slow but I'd like to get it stronger and faster. My lower back is fine as I incorporated good mornings on my leg day and it's helped tremendously. Just need some help on the beginning.

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Reddit PPL has 8 consecutive bicep curls on pull day
    Is this as retarded as it sounds?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      i did 10 sets of curls on my own ppl program and got bicep stretch marks in 3 months of bulking

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh fuck I get those wipes sometimes, I'm the onions man now?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have IBS or some shit? Otherwise what the fuck.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        baby wipes after a shit are great. the dude wipes are nice if you can't shower but need to get some funk off of you

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    how to target this head?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reverse sled drag. Front squat.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Try Leg extensions

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squat with raised heels or facing down an incline and squatting atg

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Riding a bicycle

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      squatting properly targets all heads of the quadriceps aside from the rectus femoris. therefore squats + leg extensions work the entirety of the quad

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is BBB good?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

      Is it worth the effort to lift if I barely eat? Most days I have two eggs on toast and a bowl of rice or ramen. Sometimes I'll have more but not often

      No, you need to eat more than that if you're going to exercise regularly. Hell, you need to eat more than that if you just want to subsist at a healthy baseline.

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

      I need a workout routine. 3x/week with focus on upper. Any recs?
      >inb4 why no legs
      I come from a running background and run in the hills for 9-10 mi. I want to train upper until everything has evened out.

      Do Greyskull LP but skip the squats. Alternatively, run any other 3x/week routine and just skip the lower body work. No need to reinvent the wheel.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's just a pain to feed myself. I take a multivitamin so I should be fine, right? What do you recommend I should eat?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          if you just need calories, olive oil and peanut butter will very quickly add 100s of calories to any meal

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          More of everything. What to eat specifically is a question that can wait until you are comfortable eating 2000 calories a day consistently.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            What is your diet? I would be fine with eating the same thing every single day. I guess I could do peanut butter toast and eggs for breakfast. It's the calories watching that deters me. I just eat until I'm full, I don't know how many calories an egg has or how much rice I ate

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          eggs are better than multivitamin.
          people who constantly use multivitamins are shown in long term studies to do worse. it could be that multivitamins are dogshit, or it could be that those who use it live dogshit lives. or a combination of both. the suplement industry is a joke, and dont need to prove anything. they can make a multivitamin and just use sugar pills
          Pluss lots of the vitamins are poorly absorbed or in the wrong version

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Milk, also mass gainers exist

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          add onions to your food

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do you mean onions as in onions or onions like Shrek?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Do Greyskull LP but skip the squats.
        Sounds good, will do. Thanks!

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it worth the effort to lift if I barely eat? Most days I have two eggs on toast and a bowl of rice or ramen. Sometimes I'll have more but not often

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I need a workout routine. 3x/week with focus on upper. Any recs?
    >inb4 why no legs
    I come from a running background and run in the hills for 9-10 mi. I want to train upper until everything has evened out.

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    He does a lot of lifts but you're probably talking about either the snatch or through clean and jerk

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    [...]
    He does a lot of lifts but you're probably talking about either the snatch or through clean and jerk

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just had half of bag of candy and I can't stop shivering, kinda like my muscles are getting tense, should I be concerned??

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      just go for a run and drink some water

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        This has been happening for the past year, only when I eat a lot of sugar, is it something to be worried about?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          dont eat a lot of sugar. or you could use my trick, which is to eat 2 carrots before eating candy. but if i were you id eat less candy
          got no idea what it is, but any severe reaction should be a warning sign

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, you should be concerned about being a manchild eating candy. ngmi etc.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        dont eat a lot of sugar. or you could use my trick, which is to eat 2 carrots before eating candy. but if i were you id eat less candy
        got no idea what it is, but any severe reaction should be a warning sign

        Candy is something im trying to grow out of before I go into my 20s, but I've got an insatiable sweet tooth

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          i got the same, but eat more protein. it will help.
          in the animal kingdom animals will make up for a lack of protein with carbs. and i have a idea that this may happen in humans too

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you really need to eat something a bit sweet train yourself to eat high % cacao chocolate. Like 90%. There's a bunch of micronutrients in it that are actually good for you.

  32. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    bros, I took the lugols pill, and accidentally took a full dropper instead of a drop, because I'm retarded. Its the 2%:4% solution
    do I need to go to a hospital?
    will I be okay?

  33. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is StrongLifts 5x5 good and will it work for my dyel ass ?

  34. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    can i get swole if i eat less than 1g of protein per kg most days

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It'll take forever. 1.2~1.8 should be the range you aim for.

      I am not gaining much numbers but my physique is getting better. I just want the looks + health benefits but should I be worried for a plateau?
      1 year of lifting btw

      So long as you're progressing towards the goals you're working towards you're ok.
      Chances are your aesthetics gains will slow down as well in the near future but you can reassess ifwhen that happens.

      What program should I use for a cut?
      I basically way over ate on this bulk while doing 531 and I am disgusted by my stomach. Can I just keep doing 531 after I drop my calories?
      6’ 205

      Any program works on a cut, but high volume high intensity ones will make you want to off yourself. Probably take twice as long as well.

      What's the best routine for getting as much mass as possible (naturally).

      There's no "best". Or rather the best one theoretically is likely not the best one practically for you personally.
      If you're new to lifting grab any of the recommended beginner programs, literally does not matter which, and get started. Train on that for 3~6 months whilst eating more with a focus on protein intake.
      Use that same time period to read guides, faqs, learn about nutrition and programming. After those 3~6 months you'll have enough knowledge and experience to pick a program that works better for you than the beginner one.

      Repeat the above with the new program, and after another 6 months do it again. And again, and so on.

  35. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am not gaining much numbers but my physique is getting better. I just want the looks + health benefits but should I be worried for a plateau?
    1 year of lifting btw

  36. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What program should I use for a cut?
    I basically way over ate on this bulk while doing 531 and I am disgusted by my stomach. Can I just keep doing 531 after I drop my calories?
    6’ 205

  37. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best routine for getting as much mass as possible (naturally).

  38. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    how can I convince my wife to cum on her face?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      When I gave my bf head it tasted really bad so I told him wanted to finish on his face and he let me.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >wanted to finish on his face
        That's pretty fucking gay bro.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I kind of regretted it afterwards because it seemed so degenerate and dirty lol.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Try and come on her belly and titties a few times, hopefully she gets some on her hands somehow. You want her to find come sexy.

  39. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    46 rep lateral raises retarded or not? I only have oly plates at home, 10kg is way too heavy for reps with good form and 5kg is a bit light.
    I put my reps into a 1rm calculator and it comes out to roughly 8x16kgs which is what I used to do at the gym before I cancelled my membershit because they wouldn't let me work out "unvaccinated".

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      bro it's side raises just do them for high reps and big pump after bench and back, it's really not that complicated.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >high reps
        Yeah but most people on the internet seem to think >20 reps to failure is "junk volume" and 46 just seems like a really high number. It does feel like it's doing something, I get a pump and I basically experience a fucking egodeath during the last 12-15 reps

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I do 25 and 33 rep sets for tricep pushdowns, maybe 50 reps for banded bicep curls if I'm lazy and don't want to curl DBs, I do 20-25 reps for rear and side delts.
          If you want studies, it's been proooooooven that even as low as 33% of your 1RM can produce hypertrophy as long as it's taken close to failure.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >It does feel like it's doing something, I get a pump and I basically experience a fucking egodeath during the last 12-15 reps
          It definitely is junk, that's just your CNS fatiguing, not the actual shoulder muscles being overloaded.
          If you want more volume you do more sets, not increase the reps to the point where you don't even feel the first 15 reps

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ok, how do I not increase the reps if I don't have any weights between 5 and 10 kgs (that's an 11 lbs difference)

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            moron it's lateral raises, how much muscle do you expect to even get out of those? overthinking this shit instead of focusing on getting your bench up is retarded, pump exercises are just pump exercises.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ok, how do I not increase the reps if I don't have any weights between 5 and 10 kgs (that's an 11 lbs difference)

            Oh also I can feel my shoulder muscles burning like a motherfucker. Around rep 15 I feel like giving up and I can't just pump out quick reps anymore so I pause for a sec at the bottom and control the descent, then after like rep 20 I'm using more and more momentum, the last 10 reps are mostly momentum and just as much squeeze at the top and control down as I can muster. I cheat rep it out until I can't even slow the weight down.

  40. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 88kg at 180 cm.
    I cut right?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to. There are no rules.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on your fat%/muscle%, not your weight. For example, I'm 93kg at 183cm, and I need to begin a bulk.

  41. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >30yo
    >almost completely bald
    >big thick beard
    Thought this was a meme but hell no.

  42. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    how does one program isolations for max hypertrophy? i mean bicep, tricep & delt work if that matters

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is just me but I always build my workouts like
      >3-4 sets of heavy bb compound lift
      4-6 rep range, rpe 9.5, last set rpe 10
      >4x8-12 db lift
      Rpe 9-9.5 no need to go to absolute failure, some variation of the compound lift but not the same movement, like incline db press after benching, seated ohp after standing bb ohp, chest supported incline db row or that kneeling db row on pull days, etc. but it can be a completely different lift too if you're doing u/l or arnold split or whatever
      >4x10-15 fixed travel path machine
      Either plate loaded or cable, the point is fixed path because your cns is getting tired at this point. Pumping out higher reps without having to stabilise feels the best for me as a third exercise.
      >3-4 sets of 10-20 rep isolation
      This depends on how fatigued you are, I usually do a dropset or two here but depends if I'm able to still do good sets at this point. Cable triceps pushdowns on chest push days, side db raises on shoulder push days, facepulls on upper back pull days, and biceps curls on lat focused pull days. I guess you can do calf raises on leg day but calves are genetic anyway so who cares. Do ab crunches literally whenever, if you're into that.
      :3

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have an arms day where it goes something like (current routine)
      Extended dumbbell skullcrushers 4x12
      Barbell bicep curls 4 sets + 1x'21' set
      Long v-Rope rocking tricep pull downs (for longhead) 4x12
      Dumbbell standing preacher curls 4x12 (use incline bench) 4x12
      Machine tricep seated pushdowns 4x12
      Machine Bicep curls 4x12
      V-rope tricep pulldowns 4x12
      Hammer curls 4x12

      But I go for heaviest I can for sets then go down weight. I try to take 3-4 seconds per rep.
      '21' bicep curl - You curl from bottom range to middle range for 7 reps, then curl middle range to top range for 7 reps, then do 7 full reps. Its great for your last barbell curl set.
      Some things I focus on heavy for smaller weights then drop weight and put on a couple reps.
      Like bicep barbell curls I would do my heaviest at 4-6 reps, then next down 6-8, then next down 8-10, then next down 10-12, then a set of '21'.
      I like doing extended skullcrushers (elbows way back past head to isolate longhead) and long v-rope rocking tricep pulldowns to really focus on the longhead of the tricep. Close grip presses never feel right for me, but dumbbell tricep presses are good, so are dips.
      You really want to focus on making every rep count and doing as much range of movement as possible. Its also little things like as you hold a dumbbell or barbell, keep your wrists rolled outwards to keep your forearms from activating to the point where it reduces contraction in your bicep. You can feel that without weight, just roll your wrist out and put your other hand on your bicep and do a curl, you can feel the difference outwards and inwards wrist position.

      Delts I have been doing 100 x machine shoulder press (front delt)
      100 x bent cable side lat raises
      100 x machine rear delt flyes
      100 x dumbbell shoulder shrugs.
      I start heavy smaller reps, then build reps up as the weight lightens but of course you get gassed but you just push through. Every rep 3 - 4 seconds.

  43. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I loudly count out each rep, every time, always. Is this good or bad for gains?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you do it loud enough, you'll get massive vocal cords gains!

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is this good or bad for gains?
      Yes. The more of a weirdo you are at the gym the fewer gains goblins will come up to you and distract you.

      https://i.imgur.com/rzh2Uvr.jpg

      [...]
      [...]
      Thanks, guise. I'm just having Wednesdays and Sundays as resting days and I was wondering. To be fair this is my very first time on whey after years of just lifting for ottermode. And yeah, I'm on a surplus (600 kcal) at this moment.

      whey=protein=!creatine

  44. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should I name random people in my suicide note just to fuck with them? It would be kinda funny right?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Only if the humor of it makes you not do it.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have certain health issues, it's not what I want but it is what it is.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm sorry to hear that bro. I'd suggest going out with positivity, not mischief. but it's your party and you make the rules.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          What health issues? There's always hope if you're willing to look for it.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's hard to explain to someone who doesn't experience it so just bear with me. It's not a physical health issue, it's mental health issues from a head injury. My personality changed, I can't focus, I can never sleep now and I cannot experience happiness anymore. Something similar happened to Michael Hutchence from INXS. I don't want to do it, but I know that I will. In a few years when I'm around 30 and my youth has passed me by it will probably happen. And it's not as simple as "if you don't want to do it just don't do it".

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Have you talked to doctors andor psychiatrists? Plenty things we can't just undo by willing it, but can make better with medicine andor therapy.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              I can sort of understand what you mean. My dad has gone through some comparatively minor stuff following an accident of his, but the big thing is the constant paranoia (although sometimes well founded). I would ask you to not go through with it, seek psychiatric help instead. If nothing else, the work they do with you could help others who suffer similarly to you. When you *do* die, they can use the information gained from their time with you and your autopsy to help others.

              It might not mean much to you, but you could turn your own struggles into a great blessing for others and give meaning to your own suffering.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Same thing happened to me when I was young. Got hit by a drunk driver when I was riding around on my bike. Head trauma left me with a completely different personality and total deafness for life. I don't have the same sleep issues thankfully but I urge to consider sticking around. I went and got professional help, and without it I probably wouldn't be here today.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          if you already on the way out for shit that's not other people's problem, why fuck with them on the way out? there's good odds that only the first responders are going to read it so anyone named probably won't even know unless police question them later.
          just check your bucket list shit first and then peace out. fuck bitches, do drugs, quit your job, etc.

  45. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My brother in law looks almost exactly like this. Like if you made that wojak a real person and put a little more weight on him it would be identical to the hair.

  46. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna be on vacation for a week withoutbaccess to big free weights, any calisthenics routines I can do to compensate?

  47. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have 2 questions:

    I recently upped the weight on straight bar cable curls. My reps dropped to 9 but my form stayed the same. However I feel a lot more strain on my wrists and a lot more forearm involvement. There's no back or hips in it and my elbows move forward a little bit in the mid point of the movement so my form is fine. Should I just swap it out for another movement? I've been doing them for 5 months now so I'm kinda bored of them anyways.

    Second question: I'm doing dynamic double progression. Right now I'm at 30kg x12 on my first set of incline DB press. My range is 8-12 so I should be upping the weight now that I've reached it. The issue is that the next DBs are 35kg so I doubt I'll be able to get even 8 with them. Generally with DB movements like this where the weight jump will make me drop out of my target range, should I up i to 15? Ie only increase the weight once I hit 15 on the first set?

  48. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it possible to be healthy/make gains on a vegetarian diet, and if so, how? Excluding broccoli because it irritates my bowels, and dairy + eggs are allowed

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah a bunch of whey and eggs and whatever sources of choline you can get. I don't see what's hard about that.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you are going vegetarian I woild suggest having lots and lots of eggs. To the point your an eggitarian (whatever) who has some salads and potatoes with his eggs.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, but it is much much rougher than omnivore.
      Plant based proteins often are missing things, whereas animal protein is always a complete protein.
      You'll need to supplement stuff and really get knowledgeable and skilled about nutrition but it is absolutely possible.

      Look up the boy who lift, aka clarence kennedy. Man's a full on vegan and one of the strongest people walking.
      I don't know if he's done any videos about nutrition but at the very least he's proof it's possible.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah and he's also on copious amounts of gear. Don't take advice from roiders because roids change absolutely everything, and whatever works for them is unlikely to work for you the same way.

        Is it possible to be healthy/make gains on a vegetarian diet, and if so, how? Excluding broccoli because it irritates my bowels, and dairy + eggs are allowed

        If dairy is allowed, then so is whey protein powder, right? Just eat literally whatever you want and drink like 90 grams of whey powder + 600 mls of milk in 3 separate servings

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Yeah and he's also on copious amounts of gear.

          That doesn't change the question or the answer. Roids and PED's enhance what's there, what you're already doing. They do not magically make something up that doesn't exist.
          If you lack something in your nutrition you're gonna suffer. If you lack something in your nutrition and go on PED's you're gonna suffer way worse way faster.

          >and one of the strongest people walking.
          he's nowhere near that lol

          Yeah, he fucking is.

          The current world record snatch at the olympics in the 96kg class is 187. 109 class 200kg.
          Clarence just posted a video of a 190kg snatch, he didn't list his weight but he's historically hovered around the 100 mark as I recall.

          The man could comfortably walk onto the olympic stage and not embarrass himself. He likely will not win because performing on stage is plenty different than a private max out at your own gym. But he'd be competitive, and to be competitive at that level makes one one of the strongest men walking, without a doubt.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >one of the strongest men walking, without a doubt.
            in the context of olympic weightlifting. there are hundreds of elite strongmen and powerlifters that are way, way stronger as far as absolute strength goes.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >as far as absolute strength goes.
              Then you're going past the scope of the question and the necessary level of detail in the answer.
              The question was: is it possible to get fuckin yoked on a vegetarian diet.
              Answer: yes, look to clarence kennedy as proof.

              In terms of relative strength few outclass him, and those that do do so marginally. If he'd up his intake he'd, reasonable assumption, compete with the strongest in the next weight class too. What stops him from doing that is not a problem with his nutrition but a conscious decision not to eat more.

              What is your point or goal, really? To be technically correct on an irrelevant detail that does not help questionAnon has no value. In fact it's detrimental because it's not impossible the man gets confused due to the argument.

              [...]

              >People that talk like this have no understanding of how muscles work.

              Junk volume is an actual thing man. There is the point where if you stop you get a pump but no gains, a point where you stop and you get gains, and a point where you don't get any more gains than if you'd stopped 5 reps ago.
              Junk volume is the latter.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Man's a full on vegan and one of the strongest people walking.
                this is what you said. it's objectively wrong. "one of the strongest people" can only be interpreted in terms of absolute strength.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >do not magically make something up that doesn't exist
            They quite literally do. Do you think you need ~180 grams of protein per day because you're going to build 180 grams of muscle in a day? A natty will build about that much in a week. You need that amount of whole protein as a natty for anabolic processes that are increased in the presence (abundance) of certain amino acids. The protein acts as an anabolic signal, it tells the muscle cells to increase muscle protein synthesis, and at that point those cells will start using amino acids (not only the ones that act as signals) in the bloodstream to create muscle protein. But if anabolic activity is already cranked up to 11, they won't rely as much on the amino acid signalling, and just grab whatever they can. Roiders don't need 1g/lb of protein for optimal muscle growth, this is well known.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >They quite literally do. Do you think you need ~180 grams of protein per day because you're going to build 180 grams of muscle in a day?

              What kind of logic is this? Intake does not equal growth. If you eat 100g of fat you aint gaining 100g of fat either.

              >Roiders don't need 1g/lb of protein for optimal muscle growth, this is well known.

              Roiders most commonly push well past 2g/kg for optimal growth, if you have literature disproving the need for this I'd love to see it. Every bit of information I'm looking up right now supports the opposite of what you're saying.

              Please provide literature, I'd love to learn if I'm wrong.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >what kind of logic is this
                You were unironically attempting to argue that "roids don't change the question or the answer", meaning that in your mind bringing up Clarence Kennedy as an example of someone whose diet you should follow if you're going vegetarian/vegan is a completely valid thing to do without any major asterisks or caveats. And I'm telling you that that is not the case, because the problem with vegan diets has always been that it's next to impossible to get the same amino acid content as you would from a 1g/lb omnivore diet because you'd need over than twice the amount of shitty low quality plant protein. This problem gets mostly eliminated in the presence of a shitload of gear, since roids will raise muscle protein synthesis to a level (24/7) where the difference in amino acid signalling is not nearly as important.
                That's why I brought up the 180 grams of protein vs 180 grams of muscle, because you clearly don't know/understand these basic concepts, so I was trying to go back to the beginning and inform you that protein =/= protein.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                there was a study that literally showed that people who injected test and didn't work out gained more musclemass than people who worked out and didn't inject test, and here you are thinking clarence kennedy being vegan remotely translates to anything relevant to me and you

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >and one of the strongest people walking.
        he's nowhere near that lol

  49. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >like a week ago started waking up after 3 hours of sleep no matter what, not even because of stress or anything or to pee
    Can anyone with a similar experience tell me what the fuck is going on? I'm already doing the obvious shit like no screens no naps and no caffeine

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sometimes that's normal. Do something small when you wake up that doesn't involve a screen then lay back down. Go to bed early enough that you can do this

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you've experienced any disturbance in your regular sleep schedule, for some folks even once incurs a readjustment period.
      You could also be, in fact, snoring now.

  50. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Decent strength training and athletic background and been lifting diligently again for the last 4 months but my forearms seem so small. Is it worth it to target them specifically or will they get enough work from the rest of the work? Not a BB, just a guy who wants to continue to mog all of the other dads at kids' soccer games, and expand my mogging range.
    Anyone have success with actually growing forearms with targeted work?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      doing your rows and deadlifts with no straps + hammer curls is usually enough but wrist curls and shit are easy and have low fatigue so you can throw them in or any other forearm movement if you want. farmers walk might be up your alley

  51. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I progressive overload without microplates? Lowest weight plates at my gym are 2.5kg. Would throwing more reps be effective?
    My main goal is building a strength foundation.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Progressive overload takes many forms; more weight is the most obvious one, but more reps and more sets work also.
      Going up 5kg is doable for some exercises like the deadlift, maybe squat, less so for bench. For those just do +1~3 reps the next week, +3~5 a week or two later, then back to baseline reps but +5kg.
      Same idea for sets, just add a set, then 2 or 3 sets the week after, then baseline sets but +5kg the week after.

      You can also just go and buy some 1.25 plates yourself. Make sure you keep an eye on them cuz people will yoink them if you aint careful. Can mark them with some writing or stickers if you like.

  52. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did that anon who was in a soccer-related bet for a sexy car wash ever deliver?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, he lost, embarrassed himself, spaghetti'd and didn't get the date. He made a whole thread on it earlier, might still be up. Thumbnail is a random chick washing a car.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        F

  53. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    When cutting how long does it take until you start to stall/lose strength/size? I just started a 300 cal cut a month ago but all my lifts have still been going up so Ive been thinking of increasing the deficit more to get the weight loss done and over with.

    Ive been thinking of switching to just hypertrophy training anyways, would now be a good time or wait until after the cut?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      anyone?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody can give you an answer because it is not only highly individual but also dependent on your proficiency and general life cicumstances. In regards to your second question: Do your hypertrophy training. Shape your training to fit your goals, not your diet plan.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Makes sense, ty

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      you won't see much hypertrophy on a cut unless you're extremely obese. I've tried both maintaining volume/decreasing intensity and decreasing volume/maintaining intensity, and found the latter helped me maintain strength gains (which is the best you can hope for if cutting under 20% bf)

  54. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is hypertrophy and what other types of training are there?

  55. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had a slight pain on my right side oblique for several months, right on the v belt. Everything, including walking, seems to spark slight aggravation. Has anyone delt with an oblique sprain before and have an idea on recovery techniques / timeframe? if u have any tips on what helped you stay sane on a no-exercise lifestyle that would be greatly appreciated too

  56. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    does it matter if I rest 3, 5 or 9 minutes between reps?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      *between sets

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shorter is better, do your next set as soon as you feel you can safely complete it.

      Is it true that the creatine in those Bang energy drinks is completely pointless?

      Creatine is never useless, unless you're above 3~5g daily intake.
      Bang energy is a waste of money though. Can get creatine far cheaper.

  57. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it true that the creatine in those Bang energy drinks is completely pointless?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It isn't even creatine

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Creatine is for self obsessed homosexuals. It provides zero strength benefit, it just makes you look swollen.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Provide studies proving your stance or stop talking.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I could beat you up

  58. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    what the FUCK are all these squat versions, as a beginner just doing bb back squats is enough right? front squats lookin kinda dangerous for a homegym fag like me despite having a rack

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      They all target the same muscles, just different proportionally.
      A front squat hits the quads far more than a back squat, but the glutes less for example.

      Barbell back squats are the best to do if you're just wanting to do one.

      Maybe in a while you figure out you've got a weakness in a particular muscle group you need to fix and the best way is squat variation X, but that's not a concern if you're new to lifting.

  59. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I asked my boss (who I see everyday) for dinner and she rejected me. What do?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      go on with your life

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's fucking hilarious

  60. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    are dip bars a worthwhile investment? i used to do them with my legs elevated on my couch with my arms on my bench but i feel like theyre not cutting it and i need to do actual dips, however i dont have sturdy enough chairs to do them. anyone got any recommendations? maybe alternatives? i feel like thats the only part thats missing for my "home gym" but 80 doll hairs for the cheapest is kind of steep "just" for dips

  61. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im 29 and only agree with the Joe Rogan one. Not very accurate

  62. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I made a post about this last night but no one really helped. I have leg pain near the sides/front of my lower legs that started when I did some jump rope. It's been a while and the pain hasn't stopped. Anyone know what it could be? It's pissing me off because I just wanna jump.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      go to a doctor you retard

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's just a bit of muscle pain, mostly just annoying. I don't wanna go to a doctor for no reason.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      do you train your calves often?
      I had something similar in the past.
      i never trained my calves and then one day took a tkd class (so basically 90 minutes of bouncing around), and the next few days i had terrible DOMS.
      Just eat well, sleep enough and take a walk every now and then. The pain should go away in a few days depending on how weak is your muscle (6 days max), if it lasts for longer than a week, then yeah, you should consider going to the doctor.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't really train calves often; the most I've done is tip-toe squats with a plate. I'll try what you said, thanks bro. The goal is to learn to box, but there's no such gym near me and I'm trying to learn by myself; this is holding me back.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but I've boxed for 6 years and if you invest in training your legs and feet early on it will pay dividends down the line when other aspects of your game improve. The "edge" that some fighters have against others usually has to do with footwork, even at the pro level.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            By training legs, do you mean like weight lifting or just general endurance training? I watch videos of Ali and his legs are so damn fast, it's hard to keep track. Thanks for the adv.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              General. Do everything. Sprints, 5k runs, hill climbs, ladder drills, charlie chaplins. Most important I would say is running. Floyd Mayweather used to party til 2am, stop, go for a run, and continue partying.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            i just signed up for 5 boxing lessons, i've taken one now. i don't want to be a "boxer," i don't want to compete in the sport, but i want to be able to fight. how long/how many lessons do you think i need to be able to hold my own in a fight?

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Don't get in street fights. You never know if the guy has a knife or something.
              5 lessons is just barely scratching the surface, and hitting the pads/bag is different than getting hit and hitting back.
              Although it probably teaches you just enough basics to be able to hold your own against an untrained retard.
              Untrained people don't understand distance/range and always keep their hands under their chin. Wouldn't take much.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                i dont plan on getting in any street fights, but i do want to be able to defend myself. I carry everywhere I go anyway but that's last resort.
                I'm a big strong mf naturally so I just want to get a decent foundation and know how to punch with force and protect myself

  63. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which physique mode is this?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      lifting for 8 months after spending your life playing video games, I had that physique

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >reformed gamer fatty who's new CoD is powerlifting
      >"I took an ancestry test and found out i'm 75% Scandinavian and want to celebrate my whiteness and drop $12k on tattoos"

  64. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Critique this exercise that I came up with.

    I hold dumb bells in each hand and repeatedly walk up and down a flight of like 15 stairs. This probably doesn't sound like a big deal, but I start breathing hard after around the 10th cycle. Is it a dumb exercise that'll fuck up my body?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Congratulations, you've invented weighted stairmaster.

      https://www.military.com/military-fitness/those-looking-join-spec-ops-weighted-stair-steps-are-useful-tool

      >no access to gym for the foreseeable future
      how bulk? just calisthenics?

      If you can pull off calisthenics yes. Personally I'd go on a cut, and fuck the loss in lean mass cuz that comes back real quick.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can't afford a cut. I'm already thin.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Maintain, then.
          Maintain whilst learning calisthenics, when you think you have a handle on it consider a bulk.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember doing this with one of my cousins when we were like 12 lol. We used to sprint as fast as we could up and down 4 flights of stairs for as long as we could.

  65. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m a disgustingly hairy mediterranean and my fluff hides my physique and is overall repulsive.I hate razors as I get ingrown hairs.

    Should I bite the bullet and go for permanent laser hair removal?

    Pic unrel

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      there are other options (like waxing), but i think your safest (and quickest) option would be Nair, it's a cream that basically disolves the hair, you just have to apply it and then wash it away with water, there's basically no risk for using it unless you are heavily retarded (women and even femboys can use it).
      just be careful with how much time you leave it on, and don't let it get anywhere close to your eyes, nose, mouth or anus or you are going to have a VERY bad time.

  66. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >no access to gym for the foreseeable future
    how bulk? just calisthenics?

  67. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just hit 185 bench last week and im wondering if i should stick with one of my 2 upper body days being in the 2-5 rep range and the other in the 6-10 rep range or if i should just do 6-10 on both days. Id like to hit 2 plate bench one day but im more focused on growing and developing my chest. I used to be really fat so ive got some loose skin in my chest so id rather build as much muscle as possible to fill that skin out assume i can reduce it.

    What do you guys think? Bench is a big weak point for me, so idk if i want to keep doing 2-5 reps when i can go weeks only getting 2-3 reps with the same weight. I do close grip and incline dumbbell press(thinking of switching this to flys) so i wouldnt say im lacking on bench volume. But maybe you guys think different?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >build as much muscle as possible to fill that skin out
      Would be much easier and would be way quicker to simply lose weight. Also do push ups. Too many mfers don't do pushups these days.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ive lost weight, then put a decent amount back on from bulking too hard. Lowest weight i got to was 150lbs at 5'10 and i still had the sag, plus when i raise my arms i looked fine, is why i think its mainly skin. Of course since im just starting a cut from coming off said bulk theres some fat there now tho.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your post is contradictory. First you say you want to focus on hypertrophy and are willing to trade strength if that's what is needed but then you say that it bothers you when you are stalling on your reps. If you increase the amount of reps you do the time it will take to increase in strength be it reps or weight on the bar will be even longer. It would be good for hypertrophy but it won't get you stronger faster. All you can do is increase your freqeuency or be patient.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I put that in since im not sure if doing 2-3 strength work for weeks on time is worth it atm when my main goal is building muscle. But some people say training for just hypertrophy is dumb. Im perfectly fine with giving up strength work if its not going to make a difference in the amount of muscle i can build for the time being. I hope i cleared that up.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >But some people say training for just hypertrophy is dumb
          I say some people are pretty dumb as well. Increasing your reps is a good idea if hypertrophy is your main goal. It's not like you can't always go back to your old rep range for a week or two should you stall hard.

  68. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i have arthritis in my right big toe, and both feet have bunions. my legs have suffered. should i just take up cycling? i miss running...

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      get stronger feet. google how to do that. or just up your steps slowly and then maintain them.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        i have a connective tissue disorder and have no arches. well, when theres no weight on them they look normal, but with even half body weight on em they flatten out like walrus feet

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >get stronger feet. google how to do that. or just up your steps slowly and then maintain them.

  69. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does for example lifting 25kg weight 10 times and lifting 1kg weight 250 times have the same effect?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, your reps are only effective when done in the relevant intensity window. Within that window however it barely matters how you split your work as long as volume is equal. Doing high intesity work shifts the focus towards strength, high rep work shifts the focus towards muscle growth. If you have never exercised before this kind of isn't true but it will apply very soon and isn't time efficient anyway.

  70. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else get slightly fish smelling shits while taking fish oil supplements?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      i get fishy burps if I don't eat something after taking fish oil pills

  71. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone added an extra scoop of whey isolate to Kodiak cakes? Would one scoop per serving fuck up the ratio?

  72. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I break my intermittent fast with a bowl of oatmeal and whey protein? Will it spike my insulin?

  73. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This template reeks of tryhard and also ran. Although I know people like that, I feel they fit under the many, many other soijak templates.

  74. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know protein is needed at 0.8g per kg of lean mass but what about carbs and fats? I know carbs are also needed for protein synthesis but what are the ideal ratios?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The exact number isn't super important. Once you get your protein in, you can fill the rest with fat and carbs in whatever values you'd like, though you should try to get a healthy amount of each. For a 2000 cal diet I try to get 120g protein, at least 30g fat, and the rest carbs/fat

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It appears you know very little. Start back with the basics before you worry about ratios.

  75. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is working out on an empty stomach bad?

    Does milk and sugar cause acne?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer to do any physical activity on an empty stomach. They may or may not, depends on you, but they can.

  76. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    2 litre of milk
    15 eggs
    500g pasta
    It this good bulking diet?

  77. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    started cutting this month (off a bulk)
    i wanna look lean by december, and im at best at 20% bf

    my maint calories are 1900-2000

    how much should i eat

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      depends on how much you exercise

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

      What alternative to chin ups or lat pulldowns can I do with a barbell or dumbells?

      barbell rows, but explosive (like pendlay taught)

      If you could only focus on one thing, should it be weightlifting or boxing?

      weightlifting

      I do OHP in the 6-8 rep range and got 42.5kg for 8 last week. Should I up it to 43.5kg or 45 kg? idk if I can get 45 for 6

      if you don't have a history of training through that weight range, you must rely either on RPE or stalls to know when you decrease your jumps

      I'm doing 5/3/1, The Triumvirate. I took all the 5x10 accessories and made them 3x10 and added 3 more 3x10 lifts per day (arms and legs--oh, and 5/3/1 oly's on 2 days)

      What think?

      5/3/1 is shit

      https://i.imgur.com/tYP6shB.png

      Is it dysmorphia if I feel I need to be as shredded as a Greek god before I can confidently talk to women?

      it's autism

  78. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What alternative to chin ups or lat pulldowns can I do with a barbell or dumbells?

  79. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you could only focus on one thing, should it be weightlifting or boxing?

  80. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why the fuck is everone still asking $2/lbs for cast iron weights and should I just buy a pair of bumper since I'm learning oly lifts anyway?

  81. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do OHP in the 6-8 rep range and got 42.5kg for 8 last week. Should I up it to 43.5kg or 45 kg? idk if I can get 45 for 6

  82. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm doing 5/3/1, The Triumvirate. I took all the 5x10 accessories and made them 3x10 and added 3 more 3x10 lifts per day (arms and legs--oh, and 5/3/1 oly's on 2 days)

    What think?

  83. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do some people throw their butt in the air after each rep when deadlifting?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Re-tensioning their hamstrings and putting their hips into the correct spot

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This dog got some bad news

  84. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it dysmorphia if I feel I need to be as shredded as a Greek god before I can confidently talk to women?

  85. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn’t it safer to bench without clips? If you fuck up you can just push the weight up slightly to one side and you’re saved

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you have more than 2 sets of 45s on there, it'll just get stuck when you try to dump them IME

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No. They could get stuck and you'd have uneven weight like

      This dog got some bad news

      said
      Learn how to do the
      >Roll of Shame™

  86. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >can barbell and goblet squat no problem
    >can't do bulgarian split squat to save my life
    what gives? is it a balance thing? every time I've tried to do a split squat it feels like I'm falling over

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      here's a quick fix: don't do retarded zoomer tik tok lifts

  87. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    According to strengthlevels I'm an intermediate. Is this bad for having lifted for 3 years?
    3 years is a long time, I'm definitely a lot stronger than before I started but I honestly expected more

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      post stats and routine

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        currently 70kg, was around 60 when I started
        started with 5x5 stronglifts then switched to doing 3x5
        now I'm doing this program because I was told I was wasting my time with stronglifts after so long time. I have switched some things up in the program, I do OHP, bench and squats as 3x5 and DL 1x5
        https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/3day-hardcore-program.html

        max squat 110
        max dl 130
        max ohp 35 (I think)
        max bench 90

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          yeah those numbers suck, just being real with you. my guess is that you didnt put much effort into programming or keeping track of your lifts. i track everything so if i'm regularly hitting rep PRs I know for sure i'm progressing. i had those numbers (with a weaker bench) after 5 months in the gym and i have average genetics. was just very autistic with training and making sure i was going as intense as i could recover from. if you wanna actually get somewhere you need to seriously evaluate wtf youre doing

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Are they really that bad? I thought it was alright considering how small I am
            > if you wanna actually get somewhere you need to seriously evaluate wtf youre doing
            well that's a problem, I don't really know what I'm doing. I don't have any friends or anyone who knows anything about this and there's so much information out there I really don't know what to follow. I'm 27 so maybe I started to late i don't know

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=E848962D2F6264A74C60B9F33E076912
              watch and read this

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            theyre kg not lbs retard

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              so it's not THAT bad?
              my OHP isn't 35 by the way, it's 55, forgot the bar

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                for 3 years it is absolutely THAT bad.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                well it hasn't really been consistent and it's just 3 days a week

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              i know retard, he's been lifting for 3 years and can't pull 3 plate

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah dude that's a 242 pound squat with 3 years of lifting; I hit 305 within my first couple months of barbell squatting and I weighed less than him (140)

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                no you didn't

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I did though
                It took me 2 years to hit a 300 lb deadlift however lol...

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm the guy who asked you to post numbers, but I see other people replied before me. here's my 2 cents in any case
          your lifts are low indeed, and the program you posted is dogshit. did you really squeeze out all you could get from novice (sl) linear progression? did you eat correctly, rest correctly, and hit continuous stalls? because even for 70kg, your lifts are barely intermediate, essentially where you should have been after 2-4 months of sl or ss or any lp novice program
          anyway, i'll assume you fucked up novice programming but it is what it is. my advice to you is to stop the dogshit brosplit, read PPST, and move onto a H-L-M routine after you get an understanding of the concept of periodization

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Russian squat program time

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >max ohp 35kg
          Wtf?
          Sorry dude but something went wrong..

  88. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I take better pictures of myself? The best picture I have is unironically my passport photo so it's impossible to make a tinder or anything like that when every photo I have looks awful.

  89. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Started c25k this week. Calves are giving out first. I assume it'll just work itself out as my calves get stronger but, if it doesn't, what do I do?

  90. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    why do I have to pee so much? it's not the beetus and sometimes it's more than I drink.

    some days I have to go again after a few minutes and then a few more times. how tf can my bladder hold so much pee but feel like it's about to burst at the same time?

    doc said it's just an overactive bladder and there's not much I can do but that shit doesn't feel normal.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      ive had this issue for over 10 years. short answer is there is no solution for it like your doc said. there is medication that you can take but there are potential links with dementia and even though the evidence still isnt all there it makes me nervous

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      take iodine

  91. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are women attracted to a johnny bravo personality or would I just look autistic if I emulated him

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe find a girl into Johnny bravo before larping as him.

      Started c25k this week. Calves are giving out first. I assume it'll just work itself out as my calves get stronger but, if it doesn't, what do I do?

      warm up and static stretches after running. Make sure you're staying hydrated and refueling on electrolytes

      https://i.imgur.com/tYP6shB.png

      Is it dysmorphia if I feel I need to be as shredded as a Greek god before I can confidently talk to women?

      yes. Bigger muscles aren't going to make your social skills any better.

      2 litre of milk
      15 eggs
      500g pasta
      It this good bulking diet?

      no veggies anon? Shame. Those eggs and milk are going to ruin your fartbox.

      Is working out on an empty stomach bad?

      Does milk and sugar cause acne?

      depends on the person. I know some that swear by pre-workout meals and I can't have anything in my stomach for 2 hours prior to lifting or I'll throw up.

  92. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Since getting back into regular exercise and going to the gym, I've been sleeping for a ridiculous amount of time. Been back at it around a month and this week I've slept probably 10hrs per night, even over 11hrs last night.

    I previously slept around 7hrs a night and would like to aim for around 8-9 max. Is something wrong with me that I can sleep for 10+ hours straight? My workout regime doesn't seem taxing enough to be causing that. Also the proportion of sleep that is REM seems to be really high. How can I get back to a normal amount of sleep?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      just set an alarm.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        True, and this is easy enough. I guess what I'm really wondering is why I naturally would wake up after 7hrs before, but now don't wake up after 10+ without an alarm

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          because your body needs extra sleep?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      > Is something wrong with me that I can sleep for 10+ hours straight?
      Probably not. I'm the same way without artificial interruptions.

  93. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I build my quads with pistol squats/body weight squats, and to what extent?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      no, lift weights.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Technically yes but it isn't time efficient at all

  94. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I request a bench press form check in this thread?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes sir

  95. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >9 is really excessive, for heavy compounds you should wait between 3 and 5 minutes between sets.
    3 minutes is a joke for actual max effort sets dude, you rest as long as it takes
    only set quality matters

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      do you really think that anon is doing "max effort" sets if he's asking about rest time?

  96. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My bench press sucks compared to my other lifts (120kg 1rm squat and 170kg 1rm deadlift) and I'm wondering if its a form issue.

    70kg x 4 with 1 rep left in the tank

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to mention in this post, I'm 76kg in this clip.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      your grip looks too wide, notice how it's making an outward angle when you bring it down? Should be more or less straight up and down. You've also got your feet angled really strange, almost 160 degrees outward or more by the look of the video. You're probably taking tension off your back that way that could be taking away from your total movement. Is your butt planted firmly?

      See stronglifts for more in-depth look at the movement: https://stronglifts.com/bench-press/

  97. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have that image of a guy having suicidal thoughts then as he's doing a lift they go away but when he finishes they come right back?

  98. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it a good idea to get drink meal replacements as an extra meal for bulking?
    Looking into them, most are... vegan. Would it be better to just consume more milk, V8, oats, and whey?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why not just do a shake with milk protein and peanut butter instead of this packaged meme shit

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly, just ease, I'm not poor so its not a big deal. But yeah peanut butter is probably the answer I'm looking for.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          There are a lot of easy options to get those extra calories in anon, almost all of them considerably cheaper and hardly any more difficult.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Would it be better to just consume more milk, V8, oats, and whey?
      yes

  99. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm about to have a lot more time on my hands and I'm thinking of moving to a 6 day workout split. Any recommended routines?

  100. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My left bicep has been twitching for the past 4-5 days when do I start being worried about this is it safe to workout? Doesn’t hurt.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its asking for more anon. Its saying it needs a challenge.
      Also please ask a doctor for that kind of thing.

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