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FAQ
>How do I manage weight?
Learn about TDEE, weight your portions.
>Should I make my own routine?
Unless you've been working out for a while already, no.
>What's a good starter routine?
Few can beat Starting Strength, Strong Lifts 5x5, and Greyskull Lift Pull.
>Is [food/drink] good for you?
Read the nutrition facts and decide for yourself.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Building my gym in an apartment. I'm on the 1st floor, but there is a basement laundry room below me.
    I just bought a half rack and will be looking to get 250lbs worth of weights (1 of each from 2.5-45) and gradually expanding from there.
    I'm seeing a lot of stuff online about getting rubber mats and plywood to distribute the weight more evenly. Anything else to consider? I was going to do deadlifts outside as a cautionary measure.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're out of your mind but I think you've got it covered. If you're going to DL, stick to tap and go once you reach 3 plates.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You're out of your mind but I think you've got it covered.
        How so? I'm total dyel mode, can't even bench 1pl8. But I'm like 5 steps from my door to the grassy courtyard outside, so it would be nothing to carry out my bar and a few plates to crank out a couple deadlift sets outside.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is it ok to do few heavy weight reps and finish up working out in 30~40min or is it better to do more reps and 1h~1:30h?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I do cardio while bulking (the surplus is very small, but it’s there) or will that just stop me from getting muscles and weight? Inb4 tried Googling but sources contradict each other more often than not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its objectively good for you but will stunt your bulking goals since youll be burning more cals. best to increase the surplus if you want cardio.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Makes you feel and look better to do cardio. Just have to eat more to compensate, which shouldn't be a problem because if you time your cardio before meals it should improve your appetite.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've done my first week of weightlifting (SS, might try GSLP soon).
    I calculated my TDEE (2475 cal) and aimed for a 200 calorie surplus. There were a couple days where I didn't manage to reach that target.
    However, my weight a week ago was 154.6 lbs, and this morning it read 158.6 lbs. Should I be concerned? I have a relatively sedentary lifestyle, and I'm new to lifting, and weight does fluctuate, but still...

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are sled pushes a good lift for building juicy legs?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're a quad "finisher".

      Are kettlebell swings p,p,or l day?

      When in doubt, put it in leg day.

      Should I get a protein powder that contains BCAA?

      Don't all whey isolate protein tubs contain BCAA?

      How should I progress on chins (and dips) while doing SS? Doesn't seem to be a consensus. I've been doing BW trying to reach 3x10, but I've only been getting an extra rep on the third set every workout (currently 7/7/10). I think I'd enjoy less reps and weighted chins way more, and wouldn't that make more sense on a low volume program like SS anyways?

      If you're going to go with 3x5 for chin ups and dips, be sure to leave a rep in reserve especially on chin ups and your tendons are always months behind your muscles in terms of what they can handle.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is this enough volume for my low-rep/higher weight day where I go for a max?
    The other pull day of the week I do two warmup sets and then 3x8 around 70-80% of my 1RM

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >enough volume
      >go for a max
      Choose one

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been lifting for 4 months and my arms haven't grown at all.

    Wtf am I doing wrong? I've been doing curls and tricep extensions and rope pushdowns the entire time - up to 20 sets per week. I've gained 7kg in 4 months

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only got to eat 700 calories out of the 2500 that I need today because I ran out of food. I can't make any more food because I'm out of prep and the greengrocers are closed. What can I get from mcdonalds that would be least poisonous while also having decent proton? Maybe mcchicken with the bread thrown away?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I lower weight and switch to 3x8 compounds if I can't make progress with 3x5 any more?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Switch to 10x3. Guaranteed perfect form on each rep as you're doing less and you get steady results in terms of size and strength.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reposting from dead thread

    i always do some form of lateral raises on my upper days as the last exercise after a long workout, however i cannot seem to progress... at all, which would make sense, considering its an isolation and im doing it after i already did some sort of ohp and BP as a compound before.
    is this killing my shoulder gains, should i move them to earlier in the workout or does it not matter as long as i go close to failure as long as my form holds up?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just don't do them on the same days as OHP, it's pretty much junk volume on those days anyways. Progressing on them is annoying but you just need to bite the bullet and start from a pathetically low rep count and work up. For example I did them with 15 lb dbs for 20 reps but could only manage 5 reps with 20lbs. Kept adding 2-3 reps every time I did it and got to 20 reps in a month. Also you could just do cable extensions or lat raise machine instead, feels a lot less gross on your shoulders but is good for isolations

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have 2.5 kg of coffee flavoured pea isolate protein powder sitting in my pantry. Bought it based on good recommendations and the fact that it was twice as cheap as whey isolate should've been the first give away, however I only managed to use it once because the texture and taste are just plain rancid. Feels like chugging on wet sand. So anyway, is there any way to salvage that bag into baking/cooking or should I just toss it in the bin?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      try putting it into oatmeal or maybe mix it into a pancake batter. drinking vegan protein usually is fucking terrible unless its expensive

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does my lower back (lombar) gets stiff while I do Bulgarian Split Squats?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >feel nauseous
    >jerk off
    >coom big slightly yellow load
    >feel better
    Why does this work IST? Is there a connection here?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are kettlebell swings p,p,or l day?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is a daily 5k (1/2 of it is uphill) walk enough cardio?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to start making zukini noodles.
    Can someone shill me a good spiralizer that I can also use to dice onions and peppers?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I get a protein powder that contains BCAA?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are the bests non compound alternatives to barbell row?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      chest supported row if you want to take your lower back out of it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How to offset the highly increased cortisol from cold showers and cardio?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is swimming a good alternative to going to the gym if I do it for an hour two or three times a week?

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like snacking on sunflower seeds throughout the day. Do the concerns with seed oil carry over to the seeds themselves? Will sunflower seeds kill my gains?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this you?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no, i'm an NYRer. Should I give up my snack food? I go through about 300g of them a week.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you’re a fatty definitely, if you’re a DYEL trying gain mass they’re fine just don’t fill up before a meal

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've gotten fat in the back area of pic related. What're some good exercises to reduce/get rid of the rolls when I relax my arms and shoulders? Or will they just reduce if I lose weight? Or am I just stuck with them? The only equipment I have access to is some dip bars and dumbbells.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Targeted fat loss doesn't exist

      Is there any problem using veterinary injectable b complex vitamins?

      No

      https://i.imgur.com/VSnyAX1.jpg

      >triple check that lid of shaker is closed all the way
      >take finger off cap for 0.5 second while shaking
      >blast wall and carpet with half mixed PB/Protein/Collagen/Milk

      my question is why

      >picrel

      Because you took your finger off the ejection port

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks, vet stuffs is way more cheap

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any problem using veterinary injectable b complex vitamins?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m coming off a year long bulk soon. Should I maintain or cut to get definition? I’ve gained about 50 pounds but I don’t think my body fat% has gone up drastically but just enough that it’s starting to be noticeable.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >triple check that lid of shaker is closed all the way
    >take finger off cap for 0.5 second while shaking
    >blast wall and carpet with half mixed PB/Protein/Collagen/Milk

    my question is why

    >picrel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just did this too anon, had to change clothes because my white shirt got brown stains all over it from my shake.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did 40 minutes of dips will my gay thoughts finally stop?

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How good/bad is this for my everyday diet. Any advice? Meal prep is time consuming and eating is a chore, so I've really "automated" my diet so it's not too bothersome. I go through 600-800 grams of meat per day and wonder if this is too much for my body.

    >porridge w/ mass gainer mixed in
    >carb, protein and bit of veg (protein roughly 80% of carb amount measured by eye)
    >drink blend of fruit and veg
    >again, carb, protein and bit of veg
    >porridge w/ protein powder mixed in

    >also snack on peanuts throughout day and try to fit 2 eggs into the above somewhere

    Carbs are brown rice, brown pasta, quinoa, sweet potato on rotation. Protein is mainly turkey mince, sometimes beef, chicken and even less often, salmon fillets.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I cook every meal in cast iron. I don't even have any other type of pan. Is this dangerous? Dunno if I'm getting too much iron. I don't put anything acidic in it.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How should I progress on chins (and dips) while doing SS? Doesn't seem to be a consensus. I've been doing BW trying to reach 3x10, but I've only been getting an extra rep on the third set every workout (currently 7/7/10). I think I'd enjoy less reps and weighted chins way more, and wouldn't that make more sense on a low volume program like SS anyways?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For chins you can start doing weighted 3x5 when you hit 3x10 unweighted iirc

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's what I initially thought as well, but at my current rate that's going take quite a while and I'm not really "feeling" progress aside from the number of reps. I can do 3x5 weighted chins with lower weight just fine, why can't I work up with that?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, adding a rep every time is pretty decent, just keep at it. You'll be at weighted soon enough.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have these red marks/dots all over my pubic area and going up almost to my breasts. They don't itch or hurt at all. They number seems to be increasing. Tried allergy medicine, no effect, no other symptoms.
    What the fuck is this

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Change what lube you jerk off with

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been lurkin for a while tryin to find an answer so I wouldn't fill the thread with a silly question but: what weight should I start out with? I've heard to do about 90% of your maxes and then load about 2.5% each workout. I wouldn't say I'm a novice but I am trying Starting Strength to set a firmer ground work for the future and am trying to get a plan set so I don't look like a dyel.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What weight to start out with?
      Like for SS? Keep doing sets of 5 and adding weight until bar speed slows down. That's your starting point according to Rippetoe.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there anything wrong about eating 50g of cashews a day to bridge the gap in my bulk?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nope, cashews are based

      https://i.imgur.com/x0fiExX.png

      Thoughts on this as a substitute for heavy benching?
      I still barbell bench on my light days, but doing them heavy is way too inconvenient for me (takes too long to set up the spotter arms at my gym, unracking heavy murders my elbows, at the time I go there usually isn't anyone I trust to spot me etc).
      >muh stabilisers
      I do all the other compounds, OHP included, and even then I already bench light.

      As a side note how comparable would it be in terms of weight, for example if I can do 100kg here what would I be able to bench?

      It's perfectly fine if you aren't a dogmatic retard like 90% of lifters are. As for weight, it's impossible to tell because the leverages can vary depending on the machine a lot.

      >sign up for personal training
      >get an average looking but very tall guy
      >pushes me really hard especially on those final sets
      >teases me for getting the shakes when trying to do planks, wall sits
      >get turned on by these interactions

      I used to think I was a lesbian before this. Has working out changed your sexuality?

      i hate women so much it's unreal, post your flabby gut

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Say I don't drink

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > I don't drink

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your gains are potentially higher
      But you still need to get all your protein from meat and avoid sugar, alcohol and refined protein

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on this as a substitute for heavy benching?
    I still barbell bench on my light days, but doing them heavy is way too inconvenient for me (takes too long to set up the spotter arms at my gym, unracking heavy murders my elbows, at the time I go there usually isn't anyone I trust to spot me etc).
    >muh stabilisers
    I do all the other compounds, OHP included, and even then I already bench light.

    As a side note how comparable would it be in terms of weight, for example if I can do 100kg here what would I be able to bench?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fine. I know some lifters really like the converging arms ones since that is more like a DB press but stable.
      >how comparable
      Kinda hard to say. The machine can make it harder or easier depending on how and were it leverges/holds the weight.
      I would just estimate my max on a bench and put 75% of that on and see how it goes once you get used to the machine.
      I don't have much experience with using RPE or 1RM to setup my program.

      I suspect if you can do 100kg on a machine you should be able to do 80-90kg once you are adapted, maybe more if the machine is harder.

      What are the bests non compound alternatives to barbell row?

      For me it will be the chest supported row.
      However I would implore you to try multiple row variations and find out your preferred option.
      Many like 1 arm db rows, cable rows, t-bar rows, and more.

      https://i.imgur.com/M41QyZ8.jpg

      I've gotten fat in the back area of pic related. What're some good exercises to reduce/get rid of the rolls when I relax my arms and shoulders? Or will they just reduce if I lose weight? Or am I just stuck with them? The only equipment I have access to is some dip bars and dumbbells.

      db rows, inverted dip bar rows, and fat loss.
      If you bring up the muscle underneath the fat(train it) your body will look better, but to fully remove the fat you need to lose it.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sign up for personal training
    >get an average looking but very tall guy
    >pushes me really hard especially on those final sets
    >teases me for getting the shakes when trying to do planks, wall sits
    >get turned on by these interactions

    I used to think I was a lesbian before this. Has working out changed your sexuality?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes
      Lifting makes your hormones balance like they're supposed to be
      I used to think I was asexual and now I can lift 500lbs off the floor and want to exclusively fuck thicc women with huge asses and fat boobs.
      It's a problem though because every once in a while I'll spot a cute boy with a huge ass and uhhh. .

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No but being at a lower bf% makes me hornier more often. I also prefer leaner people when I too am leaner.... It's a weird thing.
      Lifting makes me happy so that means I am horny too.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What indoor cardio would be the equivalent of a 4 mile walk?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      40 minutes of stairs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't have any stairs

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe he means stair master machine

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh yeah, well I don't have that either

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a sharp pain around the bottom of my kneecap when my legs are fully locked out. Just standing up hurts unless I am bending my legs a little to shift the weight to the muscles. It has been a long lasting problem for like 2 years though I can still workout as long as I am careful. I don't even lift heavy, just calisthenics and home dumbbells but it may be from over training with bad fork. What's the diagnosis doc?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stretch all sides of your legs
      Usually front of knee pain is actually hamstring tightness and back of knee is quad tightness
      You should be able to put your palms on the floor with your knees straight
      If you can't do this, you're going to irt yourself lifting

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's helpful thanks.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do I need a spotter?
    I'm beginning to dumbbell bench around 100kg, will I need a spotter if I want to do more, or do it with barbell, or is it okay to continue?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you're benching in a full rack with proper safeties, you should be fine. Make sure you don't use clips so you can dump the weights to one side if you do fail. If you do not have or do not trust your rack's safeties, then get a spotter, yeah.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My DL ORM is 3pl8, how many sets, reps, and weight should I do to fight the sudden loneliness that's driving my thoughts astray?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I added 5kg to that and I feel much better.
      I've got a question: when I'm locking out during the last phase of the DL, I use momentum to force the bar higher and push my glutes forward. It's easier than continuing the motion steadily, pause a bit, then force the last bit. Why is that, and why is it wrong?

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people do PPL instead of just doing a whole body workout 3 days a week?

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can anyone rec me some brands of workout clothing that's made of the same or similar material to Under armor's stuff? I sweat a lot and regular cotton chafes my nipples bad. Under armor's fine, but I like having other options. Please do not recommend tape.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When they say "don't do more than 20 sets/bodypart/week", is that referring to the individual muscles (ex. do 20 tricep long head exercises and 20 tricep lateral head exercises and 20 tricep medial head exercises per week) or the muscle entirely? (ex. dont do more than 20 tricep exercises in a week)

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the single-leg T-squat. Ought I complement it with another leg exercise to ensure I don't miss any muscles or sections thereof? My training goals are primarily functional (strength, endurance, general health), aesthetics are very secondary.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >on a dry spell
    >meet a cute work wife
    >she has a boyfriend of 5 years
    >boyfriend is skinnyfat turbomanlet
    >bf lives an hour away for some reason
    >she lives 2 blocks away from me
    >flirting daily in the office
    >swore to myself in 2013 that I would never knowingly mess another man's girl again
    Why is God giving me this battle? I am not his toughest soldier.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My diet with -500 calorie deficit pretty much consists of 5 eggs for breakfast, 3 cups of milk then chicken breast with rice and broccoli/lettuce/tomato.
    I never feel full, been having trouble sleeping, only got 5 hours of sleep last night but in the morning I still have energy to go gym somehow.
    Is this a bad diet? I'm kind of a poorfag so I can't choose or swap much.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Since 1/2/3/4 are for 1rm, should they be spotted?

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doing my first cut in a long time. My abs are now visible but they’re unusually sore, nothing crazy but just feels like mild DOMS. They’ve never felt like this when I was just maintaining and lifting.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feeling soreness (not very painful but still noticable) in my lower back after deadlifting, should i panic or is that unnavoidable?

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can any anons with POTS (or know people who have it) help me out here?
    >be me
    >diagnosed with POTS last year
    >mild symptoms comparatively, but noticeable
    >online says lay/sit down a lot, eat small low carb meals
    >barely breaking maybe 1400 calories the past few months
    >i'm 6'2" and 184
    >been working out the past 6 months doing calisthenics
    >go out to breakfast with family
    >figure i'd try a heavier meal compared to usual
    >get ham and cheese omelet with half plate of hashbrowns and a muffin
    >high energy rest of the day
    >don't feel lethargic or as dizzy as usual
    >no heart palpitations
    >sitting or laying down make symptoms appear when they weren't there before
    what do i do? i've been too scared to eat big and be active so my symptoms don't get worse but that's evidently a stupid fear

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      eating less and being less active is definitely going to make pots worse. whoever gave you that advice was retarded

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damn near every site i went on said eat many small meals or just graze and never really eat a full meal. whenever they talked about exercise they gave programs that a dead body could probably do besides a plank. maybe i'm just stupid and applied too much of it and didn't take into consideration my own situation

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Here's the thing: POTS is associated with CFS which is largely but not entirely fat women pretending to be ill so all of the information about it online tends to be tainted by that demographic.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finally made a calisthenic workout routine which works for me 🙂

    Day 1:
    3x5-8 Pull-ups SS 3x5-8 Feet Elevated Push-ups

    Day 2:
    3x5-8 Hamstring Floor Slides SS 3x30s-60s Planks

    Day 3:
    3x5-8 Inverted Rows SS 3x5-8 Dips

    Day 4:
    3x5-8 Bulgarian Split Squats SS 3x8-12 Twisting Hanging Knee raises SS 3x8-12 Reverse Hyperextensions

    What results can I expect from this workout and what are some tips?

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I said I would start slow bulking when I reached 12% bf to optimize test. But after using the navy method and double checking, I've supposedly reached 12% bf but everyone who has seen me agrees I'm not 12% bf. Would it be better to keep cutting or just accept what the computer says and start my bulk?

    Also, if I were to start slow bulking, what would be the best way to determine what my calorie surplus should be?

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does Acidophilus hurt the bones in my forearms?

    Which strains of Lactobacillus will help me shit out long-term blockages without fucking up every other aspect of my digestion or affecting my hormones?

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A plea for help to all neck curl experts: I'm obviously a DYEL, I started doing neck curls a couple of weeks ago with no weights. Sometimes the neck DOMS is so bad it almost feels like the glands at the base of my neck near my clavicles are swollen up.
    I don't mind DOMS usually no matter how painful it is but this one in particular is killing me, to the point I'm considering going to sleep with an ice pack on my neck. Any tips for this? Will it get better?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stop doing neck curls you absolute fucking retarded mongoloid

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm having troulbe finding how many calories in bone-in split-breast chicken (raw, no skin).

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Having done chin ups regularly for years I recently noticed that my lats are uneven as fuck (never saw them from behind before)

    So I started doing some extra work by only doing rows with the left side so its size can pick up
    Problem is the left side isn't really much weaker and in fact I think it may be becoming stronger than the right side even though it's still much weaker
    wtf do I do

    • 3 weeks ago
      sage

      pic related isn't me but it looks similar

    • 3 weeks ago
      sage

      even though it's still much smaller*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dude you have horribly winged scapulae

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK I HURT MYSELF TODAY

    I've been adding lunges into my leg days because my squats have been getting worse and need better stability. First fucking set of them today and I feel a horrible tearing pain in my glute. I didn't do anything differently than my last couple sets, only added 5 lbs to the bar. What the fuck did I do wrong? Can barely walk now without pain. Obviously I called it for the day but like what happened? Did I not stretch right? Do I need to do these before squats and not after? What the fuck bros

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lunges are just retarded to begin with
      If you want to be better at something (squat) then you should just do that thing(squat) more
      Most people lunge in a form that only trains the connective tissue under the glute anyway
      It's why so many white girls who lift have absolutely no ass.

      https://i.imgur.com/3P27WSq.jpg

      Having done chin ups regularly for years I recently noticed that my lats are uneven as fuck (never saw them from behind before)

      So I started doing some extra work by only doing rows with the left side so its size can pick up
      Problem is the left side isn't really much weaker and in fact I think it may be becoming stronger than the right side even though it's still much weaker
      wtf do I do

      You're rolling your left shoulder forward

      https://i.imgur.com/22S8x55.jpg

      A plea for help to all neck curl experts: I'm obviously a DYEL, I started doing neck curls a couple of weeks ago with no weights. Sometimes the neck DOMS is so bad it almost feels like the glands at the base of my neck near my clavicles are swollen up.
      I don't mind DOMS usually no matter how painful it is but this one in particular is killing me, to the point I'm considering going to sleep with an ice pack on my neck. Any tips for this? Will it get better?

      Why tf would you EVER neck curl
      You only get one neck, that's how you rek it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        someone said that lunges were a good accessory exercise for squats. I can't really fit them anymore than once a week into my routine. Lower day A is squats and lower day B is deadlifts. If I incorporated them into the same day it'd be like 30+ minutes of just those two exercises.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it feasible to just make hearty stews to hit my macro nutrients? Im used to cooking every day but the last thing i want to do is cook a meal right after a workout. I just want to soup my way to gainz.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it sure is. get yourself a slow cooker

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hell yeah, I dont have space for a slow cooker in my tiny kitchen but I will definitely be doing delicious pot roasts as often as i can now.

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Waddup guys. Rate my routine, anything I should add/remove? Anything I'm doing wrong? I've been doing stronglifts 5x5 for some time now with good noob gains but I must admit after a while it gets boring and I'm starting to T-rex mode as one does while doing SL. Anyways, how many rest days should I have and is the routine any good?

    >LEGS + SHOULDERS

    Squat
    Lunges
    Facepulls
    OHP
    Dumbell press/Arnold press
    Lateral raise
    Bent over lat raise

    >BACK + BICEP

    Deadlift
    Lat pulldowns
    T bar row
    Curls
    Barbell curls
    Pullups
    Chinups

    >CHEST + TRICEP

    Bench (superset with pushups)
    Incline bench
    Push ups
    Lat machine tricep extensions
    Overhead tricep ext with one arm
    Overhead tricep ext with both arms
    Dips

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know you lose muscle if you go a long time without eating, but does it happen in the short-term? Like if you fast for 2 or 3 days, do you instantly see an effect on your lifts?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      try lifting after a 3 day fast,

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna enlist soon. Anyone who has experience what should I start to improve on. I'm already gonna start doing cardio most days and gain some weight while doing so
    Plz help

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      get decent at running, if you can already run 5ks continuous you will be fine. Do push ups do them to a cadence and full ROM dont cheat yourself. Chin-ups are super good and do something for abs. Dont go ruck running until you already know how to ruck march. if you want to go SF learn to swim 2kdxr

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thx bro.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it OK to do rep-ranges mixes? Like can I do a bench session with two sets of 3-5 reps, pull off some weight and do two sets of 8-12

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah its called back off sets its a pretty common thing to do

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what are the reasons/benefits?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          lets you hit a heavy weight to build and practice strength, then you can get a bunch of volume for muh gainzz

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any decent workout plan for someone that works 90 hrs a week / 7 days a week?

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any alternatives to redbull? I usually buy a can at work for some caffeine but I'm thinking I can save some money trying something else. I've considered coffee but I don't like it staining my teeth, plus the caffeine hits differently.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dry scoop dmaa

      Is it faster (quicker progress) to do a full body workout every other day, or a split every day?

      full body is gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go to any store that sells energy drinks by the case
      Buy a case of sugar free whatever
      I'm a contractor and buy my e-drinks at Menards because it's the cheapest place to get rain by the box.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I went to costco and saw a 24pk for 36 bucks. Guess I'll go back unless I can find something cheaper.

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was there a point for you guys where you crossed the line between npc and sentient? I feel like I was a NPC for most of my life, getting preoccupied with stuff the crowd was preoccupied with, like identity politics and Netflix shows. But then at the end of the day, I would realize I wasn’t happy, and I thought to myself “there has to be more to life than this.”

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I never cared. Even when I was a 13 I thought it was weird that people cared about celebrities and shit. I do notice if I hang around a certain group too long my views change a little.

      any decent workout plan for someone that works 90 hrs a week / 7 days a week?

      HIT or DC training for less volume.
      Or just do what you love, because you are probably tired after all the work.
      I bet shorter 6 day workout plan would be better since you can spread the exercises out and get better quality reps in.

      Fatfag here, i'm currently at 260lbs, should I reduce my cals to 2000 per day?

      I don't know how fat you are, but start with at least 500-1000 calorie deficit.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How long did it take you to return to your regular strength after taking a break? Took a 3 week break for the holiday and while I expected to get weaker, I'm lifting less than I did last week when I made by return. Last week my first push day I could do 135 OHP and 225 for a small number of reps which was better than I expected, but the following sessions and today I couldn't even 2pl8 bench and could only do 1 rep of 1pl8 OHP.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fatfag here, i'm currently at 260lbs, should I reduce my cals to 2000 per day?

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it faster (quicker progress) to do a full body workout every other day, or a split every day?

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have had upper back pain unrelated to gym going since 7 month and its still not fixed.
    Does sleeping on the floor could help ?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like it might be posture related

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

      >start lifting again for the first time in two years
      >gain 4 pounds in a week without changing diet
      >don't lose them
      So that was just water going back to my muscles, right?

      Likely

      Is it faster (quicker progress) to do a full body workout every other day, or a split every day?

      I love Arnie's blueprint's basic layout because it lets you lift as heavy as possible at volume as often as possible
      So when I'm bodybuilding, I'll repeat
      Chest&back
      Shoulders&arms
      Legs

      Everyday indefinitely focusing on heavy compounds at volume

      How long did it take you to return to your regular strength after taking a break? Took a 3 week break for the holiday and while I expected to get weaker, I'm lifting less than I did last week when I made by return. Last week my first push day I could do 135 OHP and 225 for a small number of reps which was better than I expected, but the following sessions and today I couldn't even 2pl8 bench and could only do 1 rep of 1pl8 OHP.

      Sounds like you need to eat more and maybe do some cardio

      Waddup guys. Rate my routine, anything I should add/remove? Anything I'm doing wrong? I've been doing stronglifts 5x5 for some time now with good noob gains but I must admit after a while it gets boring and I'm starting to T-rex mode as one does while doing SL. Anyways, how many rest days should I have and is the routine any good?

      >LEGS + SHOULDERS

      Squat
      Lunges
      Facepulls
      OHP
      Dumbell press/Arnold press
      Lateral raise
      Bent over lat raise

      >BACK + BICEP

      Deadlift
      Lat pulldowns
      T bar row
      Curls
      Barbell curls
      Pullups
      Chinups

      >CHEST + TRICEP

      Bench (superset with pushups)
      Incline bench
      Push ups
      Lat machine tricep extensions
      Overhead tricep ext with one arm
      Overhead tricep ext with both arms
      Dips

      I really don't understand why people don't just squat and deadlift on leg day
      If you actually give both your all, you'll never make any strength progress due to lack of recovery time

      Legs:
      Squat heavy
      Dead
      Squat lighter/variation
      Weighted hip thrusts
      Ab work

      Back+bi
      BB row
      Chinups
      Wide fly lat pulldown
      Bicep work

      Chest+tri
      Bench (no superset wtf are you thinking)
      OHP
      Tricep work
      You can add in incline as long your bench + OHP are getting stronger

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I really don't understand why people don't just squat and deadlift on leg day
        Because the amount of recovery time is tremendous if you give it your all. Not everyone has 50 mintues for 2 lifts.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >start lifting again for the first time in two years
    >gain 4 pounds in a week without changing diet
    >don't lose them
    So that was just water going back to my muscles, right?

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does Clomiphene Citrate fuck up your natural t production or have other side effects?

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I'm benching 140 (newbie gains long dried up), how quickly should I realistically expect to progress? Right now the idea of hitting 2pl8 or even just 200lb seems like a pipedream, and I can't help feeling like progress has slowed a bit these last 6 months or so.

    Took about 2 years (1 year serious) to double that from 70lbs starting weight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in just about the same exact situation as you. I don't know the answer though, but good luck breaking the plateau.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You too brother. If nothing else I take solace in knowing I've never failed to progress given I consistently go to the gym, even if it's not at the speed I might want.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in just about the same exact situation as you. I don't know the answer though, but good luck breaking the plateau.

      Completely depends on programming, nutrition, recovery, and genetics. If you really want to grow your bench - bodybuild your upper body, do lots of pec and tricep volume, and that shit will shoot up if you're eating enough. Or run specialty powerlifting/strength programs properly and it'll also go up.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i have gained 100 lbs in 1 year. Last year my bench max was 135 today it is 235. I have been doing juggernaut for 1 year. I have ALOT of shoulder days because one of the other lifts im trying to grow is my OHP. if you train shoulders, your bench should grow

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      another thing i noticed i forgot to mention: i had a wrist injury a few months ago. i had a TFC tear in my wrist from boxing and then trying to bench 195 lbs. my wrist flexed in just the right direction. i had to switch to dumbell work and what i noticed that dumbell work targeting the chest seemed to skyrocket my bench press.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      benching 140 for how many reps/sets?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        3-4 sets of 5

        i have gained 100 lbs in 1 year. Last year my bench max was 135 today it is 235. I have been doing juggernaut for 1 year. I have ALOT of shoulder days because one of the other lifts im trying to grow is my OHP. if you train shoulders, your bench should grow

        [...]
        Completely depends on programming, nutrition, recovery, and genetics. If you really want to grow your bench - bodybuild your upper body, do lots of pec and tricep volume, and that shit will shoot up if you're eating enough. Or run specialty powerlifting/strength programs properly and it'll also go up.

        another thing i noticed i forgot to mention: i had a wrist injury a few months ago. i had a TFC tear in my wrist from boxing and then trying to bench 195 lbs. my wrist flexed in just the right direction. i had to switch to dumbell work and what i noticed that dumbell work targeting the chest seemed to skyrocket my bench press.

        Thanks anons, seems like good advice. I've been putting more effort into triceps lately, but I'm going to re-evaluate my shoulder programming and form to make sure I'm not stalling out there.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's a guy at my gym who:

    >peacocks around the gym between sets
    >goes to the deadlift platform that has bumper plates but takes the regular plates from the bench so he can slam them down louder
    >throws his phone face down as hard as he can onto the floor just before he starts he sets
    >gets dropped off by his dad in a shitty pickup truck

    So my question is: which one of you gays is this, and can you stop? The zoomer girls were laughing at you at the water fountain and my secondhand embarrassment is fucking with my PRs.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to attempt a 3-5 day waterfast.

    I am about 80 pounds overweight. 31yo male. I have done daily water fasts (24-30 hour periods) to much success, but the holidays wiped me out and I gained most of it back. What should a FATbody who is going to try a fast for that long do to prepare?

    My plan: Eat ~40 calories worth of veggies or fruit a day + a multivitamin, a zinc tablet, and vitamin C suppe. What am I missing, or doing wrong?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fasts are retarded and one of the worst ways to lose weight long-term. They are potentially dangerous and you should really only do them if you want to admit you are easily manipulated. That being said, fasting itself is not a bad practice, just shouldn't be used as an excuse for a crash diet.

      At 80 lbs overweight you can easily lose 1.5-2 lbs a week by just eating less. Just stop looking for shortcuts. You didn't gain 80 lbs in a few months, don't expect it to come off that fast either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks but that's not what I fuckin' asked m8

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My advice is don't fast.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Listen, you're just some gay on 4chins, so you arent gonna care about my gay ass story, but I'm gonna level with you. I've never been able to "maintain" after I lost weight. 3 times in my life i've got into okay shape by eating less. and 3 times ive fallen off the horse. Now I'm fatter and older than ever and I admit defeat insofar as "eating less". It aint gonna fucking happen. I dont drink, i dont smoke, i dont do drugs, i dont gamble, and that shit has ZERO sway on me - but food? Sweet baby Jesus, food has a hold over me. I have discovered there is only one fucking way I beat it, and that's by having fucking NOTHING in my fridge while I attack a fast for 5 days. I will not die, I will not pass out, I have plenty of fat to keep me energized and keep me warm at night. The problem is food, and my inability to admit ive had enough to eat for a day.

            Now, I appreciate your advice that fasting isnt the answer. But on the contrary, I believe it is, for me. So do you see why I asked what I did, and not how you in particular feel about fasting?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All I hear is "I have so little will power that I would rather starve myself than learn an ounce of self-control and be happy while still being able to have food."

              Anon, believe it or not I sympathize with you. Just turned 30 myself, shit makes you feel like time is slipping through your palms. But trying to fast-forward through this shit doesn't work, it never has. The people claiming these insane weight loss turnarounds are hiding the greater details or just flat-out lying. Weight loss is slow. Even when it's fast it's slow. That's just how it is. And addressing your weakness to saying no to food will do you a hell lot more than fasting and feeling godawful all the time. I second what the other anon says, intermittent fasting is great and a wonderful way to go to bed less hungry. But cutting means hunger, it's never not going to. Just gotta learn how to tell your body "I'm hungry. I've eaten. I know that I've eaten. I'm hungry because I want to snack. And I don't need to do that"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I understand. Thank you for replying. I know you're right, by and large. But I still want to try this. I will heed your words now or later, but I think I'm still going to do it at least once. Maybe it will do something for my mentality with food, even if I dont use it as a plan for the next few months like I was intending. If it all falls apart, then I will accept that too and try something more sustainable. But I cannot understate how difficult that is for me, for whatever reason. its a shameful weakness.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Look into volume eating. Also every time you sit down to eat, also pour yourself a big glass of water and take a sip after every bite. Take the time to focus on chewing each bite and really appreciate the food. You want eating to take longer and to have each meal.

              Something that helped me a lot, being in a similar situation in the past (healthy weight bf% now) was looking for more healthy recipes to replace the foods I couldn't stop eating. There's literally millions of recipes out there so you are going to find recipes for food that is healthier and tastes better than what you're currently eating so long as you look hard enough. I love snacking on prawns, for example. Excellent diet food and I prefer them over most junk food. You gotta find something like that for you. Just be careful about watching food videos while hungry, they can induce unwanted eating. On the same note, you can skip eating for a few hours if you get super focused on something. For me, that would be something like drawing, gaming, or rock climbing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          IDK about water fasting, but my experience with normal fasting(3day or less) wasn't too bad. Just suffer.
          GOAL should be to let your stomach shrink, then go eat a smaller amount for a whie. I capped out at losing .5lbs a day and learned that I could have done similar weight loss with probably more food+more activity.

          Your goal should be to stay hungry, but not ravenous all I can think of is food. Once you get used to being hungry it's not so bad.

          My advice is to do intermittant fasting, Omad, or 1, 2 or 3 day fast a week.

          i know this is a stupid question but am I meant to be adding in the weight of the bar when I write down what I've done? if so why? nobody else but me sees them and I find it easier to know the exact weight I have to add each lift rather than needing to minus 20kg to get the same result.

          You don't need to add the bar weight. I do so I can compare myself to other lifters, but on dumbbells or the EZ bar I dont, I just log straight added weight.
          What matters is as you know, you are going up in weights or reps over time. You could say

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I trim my calluses or just ignore them?

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i know this is a stupid question but am I meant to be adding in the weight of the bar when I write down what I've done? if so why? nobody else but me sees them and I find it easier to know the exact weight I have to add each lift rather than needing to minus 20kg to get the same result.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m a graduate student with limited time. My only days available to lift are Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.
    The weekend is free but getting to the university gym is not feasible. I can bike or do prison workouts on those days (I don’t have the room or money for equipment).
    What’s the best option for a 3 days on 4 days off lifting program?
    Thanks bros

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fullbody 3 days a week. Weekend do whatever.
      Find a program that relates to your goals. If it's got 5x5 or some shit try it, but realize it's mainly a strenght program. I would prefer you find a fullbody hypertrophy program, something like the old bodybuilders used to do.
      Then do strength training if you want that later.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So should I just condense my typical AxBxAxx BxAxBxx to ABAxxx BABxxx?

        Workout looks like this, what do you think?
        A
        Squat 3x5
        DB Bench Press 3x10
        Row 3x10
        Seated Dumbbell OHP 3x10
        Overhand bicep curls 3x10
        Shrugs 3x10
        Facepulls 3x10
        Core

        B
        Deadlift 1x5
        Squat 3x5 @ ~60%
        Incline Dumbbell Press 3x10
        Lat pull downs
        Lateral Delt Raise 3x10
        Face pulls S/S Tricep Pulldowns 3x10
        Farmers walks
        Core

        I feel like my best bet is to develop an ABCxxx sort of situation that’s still full body every day.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Looks fine AxBxAxx is best because it gives you rest time after each session. ABAxxxx isn't as good.
          I recommend double dynamic progression(add reps and weight over time, not just weight and strict reps). Do this for accessories once you start stalling with normal weight progression.
          Once you get with the program do it for awhile, and add or subtract volume depending on your changing goals.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah no shit ABAxxxx isn’t as good but I have no choice, it’s drives me fucking nuts.
            I’ll remember the double dynamic, every now and again I’ll slip in a couple extra reps if I think I can but I’ve never built it in to the program. Sounds interesting.
            First I’ll try to acclimate to this fucked up schedule.
            Thanks brother

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this too many things in one workout? I make sure my form is solid for everything i do. It was a fun workout but im concerned im doing to much and comprimising gains

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      TOO

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Run it for a week or two. You will know if it's too much.
      I for one would prefer you do some back exercises instead of 2 bench press and 1 ohp.
      Should really do a row, or pull up.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cool thanks, this is just my chest day. I should have specified that i did flat DB press.

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not necessarily related to lifting (though it plays a role), but how could I improve my voice bros?

    https://voca.ro/17husroHtTVt

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Voice sounds good, mostly seems to be problems with cadence, there’s also some kind of accent?
      Try to speak a touch faster, and I know this isn’t conventional advice, but enunciate a little less. You really lean into the t’s in particular and it breaks things up in a bad way. Go for some flow.
      Getting your voice lower probably won’t happen, it’s pretty low so don’t worry. what will help is breathing from the diaphragm and keep everything loose as best you can.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm from Eastern Europe
        https://voca.ro/12yhHvIYSliu

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The “fuuuck” was a good example of what you should do. It’s not really bringing in emotion that needs to happen, it’s just varying the pitch.
          Honestly I think the problem is you’re trying to lean too hard into a low manly voice that you can’t go lower and refuse to go higher, so you get monotone.
          Don’t be afraid to get a little high, it doesn’t necessarily need to correspond to emotion, but try to create an overall “melodic” line that each sentence follows.
          Alternatively, maybe that’s just how you sound and maybe don’t worry about it so much. Fuck it ya know?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://voca.ro/1hgM1GA4wUXc

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bonus
            https://voca.ro/19OOA3mtExpi

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I buy myself a pair of farmer's handles? All of the gyms near my area don't have them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could see if the gym is willing to buy some. Probably not but you never know.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I feel my gym probably won't buy since any of the nearby gyms don't have any. There's even only one manufacturer of farmer's handles in my country and it closed down. I'll see what I can do.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished my first year of actually taking lifting seriously and going to the gym 4-6 times a week, up 25lbs in bodyweight from where I started but still more or less stuck at the same weight for bicep curls.
    I've never really been able to get over 30lbs for 5x12 for standard curls or hammer curls.
    I do chest/bicep day with about 3 bicep exercises. How can I improve my bicep strength and size?

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone explain to me how the relationship between natural sugars in fruits and fibers?

    I need to increase fibers in my diet but so many foods that are have high to moderate fiber also have high to moderate sugar which I want to minimize..

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I get the same amount of protein on days I don't work out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which type of pull up should I do to get big lats? I enjoy doing them but would lat pulldowns be more effective? I can't do 3/12 of my body weight yet of pullups if that matters.

      Yes.

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Beginner here, when i do dumbbell curls i dont feel activation or pump on my left bicep, but i do on my right. On my left it feels like my forearm works more than the bicep. But still when i started i couldnt even lift the 8kg dumbbell now i can do 3 sets of 7,6,5 reps. Do i keep trying to progress with that weight even tho i feel like my left bicep isnt working at all? Or do use lighter dumbbells. My biggest concern is that my forearm will just get stronger instead of my bicep and my bicep will stay not defined and a bit flat as opposed to my right bicep which has always been more hard and round. What i try to do with the 8kg dumbbells is the same amount of reps on my right arm as my left arm because i dont want my right bicep getting bigger while my left arm doesnt.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can some bro give me some pussy eating tips? I like the idea but I always get a little turned off by the smell. My face also gets super wet so I need to use a towel or something. How do I deal with my saliva drooling?

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >newfag DYEL
    >went to gym for a couple months a few years before but quit
    >no issues but just quit because no drive no motivation
    >fast forward try again now for the last month
    >I have terrible fucking joint pains in my elbows and wrists especially left elbow and right wrist
    God fucking damn it. What can I do/take for this before going to doctor a few weeks later.
    I have constant pain even if I don't pick up anything but move around my arms.
    I think I fucked up trying to increase the weights too fast too soon as a DYEL.

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else found their faps to becoming more intense after improving their cardio fitness?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's normal. Or if you are fat and lose weight the same thing happens but better.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I drank a twelve pack of hard seltzers yesterday and had a greasy dinner. I weighed myself tonight and my weight went up 5 lbs since Friday. What causes this? Is it water retention? How do I counteract it..?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The salty meal will make you retain fluid. If you eat within your TDEE for the next few days the scale will return to normal.

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IT'S HOT AND I'M TIRED AND I'M QUITTING MY WORKOUT HALFWAY THROUGH AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fiinish it tomorrow man.

      How does it feel like when you're about to fail a squat? I work out at a gym that has shitty racks (bar touches the safeties when I bottom out, non adjustable) so I squat outside the rack, but I'm worried I might get some looks or worse if I have to fail a rep once. I'm close to BW squat and it's starting to feel like every rep demands more attention and effort, so should I start looking for another gym or is this one still salvageable somehow? Or I should just stop caring and if I fail just dump the bar on the floor, no worries?

      Just dump it behind you. I have yet to fail a squat but I prefer to be cautious then get that extra 5-10lbs.
      What I notice is I let my form gets fucky and I use more lower back.
      You end up hitting a sticking point half way up from the bottom, and then grind for a bit before finishing the rep.
      When it gets bad and you do squats frequently you won't recover. That's what happened to me.

      https://i.imgur.com/w4rI0Ph.png

      >newfag DYEL
      >went to gym for a couple months a few years before but quit
      >no issues but just quit because no drive no motivation
      >fast forward try again now for the last month
      >I have terrible fucking joint pains in my elbows and wrists especially left elbow and right wrist
      God fucking damn it. What can I do/take for this before going to doctor a few weeks later.
      I have constant pain even if I don't pick up anything but move around my arms.
      I think I fucked up trying to increase the weights too fast too soon as a DYEL.

      Figure out what hurts the least and do it.
      If that means you need to do air curls with no weight do it.
      If that means wrist curls with no weight... do it.

      This is of course if it's the tendon and not the joint. If it's truly the joint you let it heal and hope it's not fucked.
      Maybe just do legs.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does it feel like when you're about to fail a squat? I work out at a gym that has shitty racks (bar touches the safeties when I bottom out, non adjustable) so I squat outside the rack, but I'm worried I might get some looks or worse if I have to fail a rep once. I'm close to BW squat and it's starting to feel like every rep demands more attention and effort, so should I start looking for another gym or is this one still salvageable somehow? Or I should just stop caring and if I fail just dump the bar on the floor, no worries?

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My powerlifter friend squats 6pl8 at like fucking 80kg or something and claims natty. Is he bullshitting?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Drug tested world record is 706 in the 83 kg weight class, so certainly possible.

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Redpill me on OJ. I love drinking orange juice but drinking juice seems kinda girly. Will it impede my gains or is it good?

  92. 3 weeks ago
    sage

    People with a flat stomach or prominent abs, does it bulge outward much when you eat a lot?

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seal Row. Anybody else got one of these in their gym, my gyms one is much better than this version here. However, I struggle a lot on it with breathing and body pressure. I'm not fat, but I can't get my breathing correct and need to stop at the bottom for a second breath to continue.

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whenever I squat, I feel like I have more weight on my right thigh and it's more sore than my left. I keep checking my form but I don't know what the issue is

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I occasionally get a sharp pain "inside" my knee after squatting. It lasted for a few weeks once (pain was intermittent), sometimes only a couple hours. Is this just shit form? Not warming up enough? It's making me hesitant about going up in weight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Check if your knees are leading over your toes, if not that's a problem. Make sure they're not overstressed. Get checked for patellar tendonitis.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thanks

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gym etiquette
    There’s a guy at my gym who does 3 or 4 sets on a machine but in between each set he gets up, leaves his towel on the machine and goes does so floor or dumbell shit. Then comes back, repeat etc. he ties up the machine for 10-15 minutes and pisses people off but the only person who had a go at him I’ve seen was a narky boomer lol.
    Does this phenomenon have a name and what can be done about it. I think he pins too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah it's called being a piece of shit. Supersetting like that is fine when the gym is near empty but you just don't do it when other people are waiting for the equipment. Even if you confront him he'll probably just continue doing it so unless the staff warn him you're kinda fucked.

      newfag, 6'1", 260 decently muscular, probably 60lbs of fat on my body. I got down to 215 at one point, but even then I had the same problem: Breathing hard feels like fire in my throat. Obviously this is compounded by the cold, but how tf do I train to breathe better? Google says it gets better the fitter you get, but not so in my experience. Am I breathing wrong?

      Do cardio sessions in the HR zone where you aren't breathing that hard and build up your endurance. Or just stop being a pussy.

      https://i.imgur.com/J2zLlzw.jpg

      how do you work out when it's so cold?

      i have to force myself out of bed and wear like four layers to be warm enough to do anything but it's impossible to exercise when you're so padded
      all i want to do is hibernate under my sheets even getting up to eat is super effort
      i try and exercise but i'm literally shivering and shaking it's so cold
      i was doing so well in summer too

      Stop being a pussy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i live in northern canada and regularly wake up with ice in my apartment

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it normal to cry to yourself in the shower after going to the gym? Or am I being a massive gay?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Crying is normal, but crying because of gym is not.

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    newfag, 6'1", 260 decently muscular, probably 60lbs of fat on my body. I got down to 215 at one point, but even then I had the same problem: Breathing hard feels like fire in my throat. Obviously this is compounded by the cold, but how tf do I train to breathe better? Google says it gets better the fitter you get, but not so in my experience. Am I breathing wrong?

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does it make sense to cut more on rest days compared to lifting days? i recall reading a long time ago that zyzz did something like this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      come on guys. any inputs?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        your rest days are when your body recovers, why would you give it less calories then? just cut at a steady pace and stop worrying about autistic bullshit like this. also learn to google.

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What causes puffy nipples?
    How do I fix them?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gynecomastia
      U need to decrease estrogen/increase testo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its just the nipples though, my chest is pretty rock hard but when its room temperature they puff up

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it better to eat (dinner) before or after the gym? Or does it make no difference?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After the gym, you’ll feel full if you do it before

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well i usually feel hungry otherwise
        Is there any benefit to gains or is it just what i feel?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I guess digestion can prevent you from using all of your energy to make gains, but it’s mainly feels. Being hungry can motivate you and if you eat a lot you can feel pretty heavy.

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you work out when it's so cold?

    i have to force myself out of bed and wear like four layers to be warm enough to do anything but it's impossible to exercise when you're so padded
    all i want to do is hibernate under my sheets even getting up to eat is super effort
    i try and exercise but i'm literally shivering and shaking it's so cold
    i was doing so well in summer too

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bros im scared of starting my first cut. the gym is one of my favorite hobbies and knowing that ill be losing strength/reps consistently is demoralizing. but i still have to do it since it doesn't make sense to gain any more weight at this point. how do i cope with this shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Keep bulking, forever

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do it for him

  104. 3 weeks ago
    sage

    Which deltoid head is most important for aesthetics? Rear or lateral? People talk about the rear delts a lot, but if I want that 'capped' look, I would have thought lateral delts are the most important.

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any benefit to having protein before lifting? I usually just have bread and honey with coffee before I lift but was wondering if I might get some benefit from having an omelette or something similar before I lift.

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it bad to lift 5/6 days a week plus 1 day cardio or is a rest day an absolute must?

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ecdysterone

  108. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there anyone who is big and strong, and looks good, who is not roiding? Seems like everyone I want to look like ends up being on roids. What is even possible as a natty? Starting to feel like a waste of time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What is even possible as a natty?
      More than you expect, less than you want.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Alpha destiny but he's a manlet. Geoffrey Verity Schofield looks great but he's not strong. Natural hypertrophy looks good but idk how strong he is. Bald omni man looks good and is very strong but I have doubts about him being natty.

  109. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be getting a rowing machine from a friend soon. Now it's got me thinking of setting up a home gym in my basement. Any recommendations regarding what other equipment I should add to supplement the rowing machine? Anything aside from the obvious (bench, dumbells etc.)?

  110. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why don't a lot of fitness youtubers do squats? noticed that a lot just don't include them in their routines

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most fitness youtubers are hacks. But putting that aside, if you don't fall into the trap of dogmatism you'll realize that barbell squats are not mandatory for bodybuilding. You will get better quad activation from hack squats or leg press due to back support and you'll get better hamstring/glute activation from something like RDLs. Squats are just very efficient and give you a lot of bang for your buck which is why they're a staple in most noob programs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lots of androgen receptors so they'd blow up if those fake natties actually trained it.

  111. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the maximum useful dumbbell weight?
    I can get dumbbells up to 295lbs, but anything past 100 or so feels really impractical to handle compared to a barbell.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably 120-140. For any type of pressing even that will be pretty hard to get into position. The only other movement I can think of that you could use dumbbells that heavy are rows.

  112. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone ever tried a minimalist routine successfully? Talking about something like ABCxABC with supersetting only 2 exercises:
    >A: Deadlift 5x5 | Bent-Over Row 5x8
    >B: Squat 5x5 | OHP 5x8
    >C: Pull Ups 3x5 | Bench Press 5x8 | Chin Ups 2x5

    With supersets, each workout consists of less than 10 minutes. What kind of results, if any, can I expect from this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1. Don't superset heavy compounds, especially not deadlifts and fucking barbell rows.
      2. You need 3-4 minutes of rest time between heavy sets of compounds if you're pushing hard like you should be

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aka bad results for this routine if I read it right?

        Something to consider I can't go full retard heavy modenon back related exercises due to health problems. That's why I came up with the idea of this minimalist routine

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's impossible to execute as you envisioned ie with supersets and no rest time. If you do it normally you'll be leaving gains on the table but you'll still make progress. You need to get within 0-2 reps of failure on most of your sets to get anywhere though.

  113. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a fairly weak grip for a <30 year old male at about ~80 lbs. I'm going to be ordering some grippers but I figure I'd ask /fjt/ since I can't find a good answer: How should I actually program grip strength training? As in, how man sets of how many reps with one difficult tier (80 lbs) until I move up to the next (100 lbs)?

    My current guess it to try to work up to 5 sets of 30 for each hand, twice a week, before going to 5 sets of 5 reps for 20 lbs heavier and working back up.

  114. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >try to go to the gym
    >get in the building
    >everyone's just doing their own thing
    >suddenly this cold chill down my back
    >notice someone's looking at me
    >says 'Can I help you?'
    >just this overwhelming shaking sense of doom and death, like they're all just gonna drop their things, charge at me and kill me or I'm gonna die of something
    >walls feel like they're bulging out at me, shrinking the gym
    >closes feel tight, they already did bc fatass but now holy fuck
    >run out of the building, my mind makes me remember it as me screaming but I don't know if
    >bad panic attack in the car, sweating, breathing fast
    >vomit out the side of the car
    >cry a lot in the parking lot until I get seen by someone
    >peel out of that parking lot and just sob and smack myself in the face until I, well I actually don't know how to describe it, like a tornado of emotions and fear and inability to focus on anything for more than a second, like fight or flight is just on and firing at everything
    >go home
    >drink cold glass of water, breath
    >post here after calming down for an hour
    So... how do I get IST if I have mental problems that make me too anxious to get IST? I get IST is cynicism central and I'm waving a red flag, but that was awful and I don't think I can go to that gym again, at least not for a while. Well I mean, I could, I don't think I did anything to get banned but oh goodie that anxiety's back god it's fucking insidious you can't even describe things that happened to you without it creeping in fuck fuck fuck hate this want a hug rn sorry if thats gay, I really want a fucking hug.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda sounds like you're so genetically unfit that I should apologize for our social and medical system allowing you to exist to begin with, tbqh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. Maybe going with a friend might help, or outside busy hours. Home gyms are also an option. But you made it in the door, that's literally more than most. Keep trying.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honest with anxiety this bad your only hope is medication and therapy.

  115. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go to skip
    >achilles-lower calf area has been dully aching over the weekend (rest days)
    >can't skip more than a few seconds
    >feels like I've twisted my ankle really badly
    wtf did I do?

  116. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I do light calisthenics on rest days or just rest?
    My routine is full body barbell compounds + running(usually) every other day. I'd go more often but my knees and shoulders can't take it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's called a rest day for a reason, retard

  117. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you consume your protein powders? So far i have tried them in water and kefir and found out that its best to dissolve the powder in a little bit of water and then add kefir to it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      water and protein powder in a blender bottle. The joys of cutting.

      When I bulk I usually like to put a spoonful of peanut butter in there and maybe a shot of espresso.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ill add some cold brewed coffee tommorow then

  118. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I take an upper body set to failure it's like my muscles won't respond to my nervous system. When I take a set of squats to failure it feels like I'm just to depressed to stand up. What's up with that?

  119. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how's my macros, 70kg skinnyfat recomp going.
    2056kcal C320/F53/154P

    I don't get it, what is the hard part?

  120. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do i have to go pee like 4 times during the first 30-45 minutes of my workout? i dont even drink that much beforehand, why is this happening? not enough salt?

    also yesterday i did 4x10 with 50kg instead of 62.5x3-5 for 4 sets but today i feel like actual death. just coincidence or is higher reps and higher total volume more fatiguing than i think it to be? ruined my deadlift session as well or is it more likely that its some outside factor (its been getting colder again and im cycling a bit more than usual while eating the same calories but surely an extra maybe 1-200 extra calories burned (~30 min a day) isnt gonna cause my body to "crash" like that.. right?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      talking about bench press on that last paragraph, oops

  121. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is face sculpting shit a myth? I feel like the only actual way to improve your jawline is to lower your body fat percentage

  122. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My forearms are pathetic, probably literally weaker than a childs. Should I just do wrist flexions and farmer carries with super light shit to get started?

  123. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Less of a question and more of a cool tip I learned.

    >have phimosis
    >able to retract foreskin but it's difficult and painful
    >as you can guess this has made hygiene difficult
    >only had an infection once as a toddler though
    >37, get a yeast infection
    >won't go away on its own
    >tried Canesten, doesn't work
    >months pass, it doesn't go away
    >at work
    >discussing a retarded patient who keeps getting urinary tract infections
    >topic gets on genital infections
    >haitian colleague talks about some haitian prostitute he knew who would douche with a mix of water and vinegar to cure yeast infections
    >apparently cleared them right up
    >get home, try it
    >use applicator to shoot it into my foreskin
    >hold tip of foreskin closed and mix inside
    >burns for a few minutes
    >next day, infection almost gone
    >do it again
    >been several days
    >no sign of yeast infection anymore

    So there you go. If you get that form of dick rot, vinegar+water. Burns a bit, but it fucking works. You can thank some nameless Haitian whore.

  124. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m bulking and at the higher end of where i’d want to be in terms of body fat. I just got invited to some weddings at the end of the summer and want to be big and fit looking for those (beach stuff will be happening). Should i keep bulking and not cut until the summer or try to cut and bulk and cut again?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t yo-yo diet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hear that a lot and it seems like it would make sense, but why specifically is it bad?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because you’ll never get results and give up

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

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

            I think looking a few lbs leaner won’t make much of a difference in appearance but will completely fuck up your bulk. Just stay course IMOdwdmtg

            Oh, I thought it had deleterious effect on your metabolism.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think looking a few lbs leaner won’t make much of a difference in appearance but will completely fuck up your bulk. Just stay course IMOdwdmtg

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        meaning what? basically clean bulk all the time (assuming you're trying to build size)?

  125. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Train hard for 1.5hrs 6x a week
    > squat is sudden down a WHOLE 20kg, from 120kg to 100kg

    I’m trying to bulk as well. What the fuck is going on? I suddenly feel like everything is significantly harder in the gym.

  126. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does this seem accurate for bench, ohp, and rows for a 175 lb male

  127. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any tips for getting rid of DOMs while on a cut? When I'm maintaining/bulking I'll get sore but after a meal and some sleep I'm pretty much 99% back and ready to rock. When I'm cutting I feel extra sore and it starts to overlap between workouts and then I feel like shit and don't feel like I can maximize the workout. Any tips?

  128. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm squatting about 1.4x my bodyweight now. I've been adding 5lbs three times a week. Obviously that will stop being possible somewhat soon. Do I make the middle day a squat day now and coast further at 10lbs a week, or do I actually keep doing this until failure? I imagine that properly failing a set (i.e. having to dump barbell) would completely drain me and ruin one or two workouts. Not to mention the worsening form before that. Is it more efficient to play it safe with squats and add the light day sooner rather than later?

  129. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does anyone else have constant lower back pain, or just achey-ness in general? im only 22, 23 this year but recently, maybe in the last 3 months or so have just had on and off low back pain. I work full time, plus lift 4 days a week. I sleep plenty, and I dont eat bullshit. I take a vit. d3 supplement, and have even tried doing more stretches but nothing seems to work.

    any tips on relieving it?

  130. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    my mattress is shit. damn, you might be right...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never ever ever ever cheap out on a mattress anon. Always go for the best you can afford. I also have a sensitive back and it virtually evaporated when I invested in a $2k bed vs a $900 one. It def seems expensive but you use it literally every day so think of it as a yearly cost: 2000 over 8 years is only 250 a year for great sleep.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Please tell me exactly what mattress you use and how much you weigh

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I hover around 190-200 lbs, and I just bought a mattress about a year ago that's wonderful. Englander Sierra.

  131. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it so hard to progress on dumbbell weight?
    I've been going to the gym for 3 weeks and I can only do my exercises at 7-8kg max sometimes having to deload to 5-6kg if I'm like supersetting lateral raises.
    Is this normal or I'm just a weak DYEL? I've been on a calorie deficit aswell around 300-500.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's your routine? Some exercises are much harder than others.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reddit PPL. But I have dropped DL, BB row, Squat and OHP.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >dropped all non accessory exercises except bench
          Kek.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm doing their respective db alternatives because I'm too afraid to hurt my back.
            Also, mainly focusing on hypertrophy.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              At least you didn’t drop pull-ups. Seeing someone doing them is rare as fuck in every gym I’ve been to.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              don't be a pussy. It's only dangerous if you're lifting heavy and have shit form. You're gonna have injuries in the gym, it happens to everyone. How often is kept in check by how good your form is. Start lightweight, nail the form, lift heavy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why would I do squat or deadlift if I only care about hypertrophy, anon?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because you're obviously new and don't know jack shit about what you're talking about, and we're trying to let you know that bluntly. Hypertrophy isn't what you start with, how can you grow your muscles if they're too weak to get the weights off the ground? If you choose to ignore the 3 different anons all telling you removing compounds is stupid, than be our guest and fail. Can't fix stupid.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not the anon you're arguing with, but say you do get some strength from those compounds and your only goal is hypertrophy. Do people with this goal drop those compounds for better hypertrophy workouts? Genuine question

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, it's a dumb meme that only reps in the 10-15 range encourage hypertrophy, which is total bullshit. Compounds in the 6-8 range can be used for hypertrophy as well. Strength and hypertrophy go hand in hand, it just depends on your regiment and diet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >But I have dropped DL, BB row, Squat and OHP.
          Uuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            At least you didn’t drop pull-ups. Seeing someone doing them is rare as fuck in every gym I’ve been to.

            Was it a bad decision?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what the fuck why? Why do beginners always try to alter routines when you're DYEL status?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have bad form and don't wanna hurt myself.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you're not gonna hurt yourself unless you're trying to lift heavy. Practice your form, improve. Don't wimp out.

              If you don’t have any helpful advice why are replying to me?

              bro that is helpful advice. Look for foods with high protein content in them. What do you want me to say? You already know meat and fish are rich in protein, eggs are an okay source, most fruits and veggies are lacking. Like shit dude google is available on any device you own: fucking use it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bruh I just want to know what you have found is low calorie and high in protein besides what I have found. I don’t want your autism.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You've named the easy sources already, everyone knows whey is a great source of protein and so are meats. Everything else comes from the extras: your snacks, grains, nuts, etc etc. The extremely rich sources are covered.

                Christ why won't you guys just use fucking google for these basic-ass questions.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes it’s stupid to ask fitness related questions in the fitness questions thread…

  132. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be able to do the ab wheel but now it's too hard. what are some exercises I can do to strengthen that part?

  133. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Besides eggs, sardines, and whey; what’s a good way I can get protein?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also not chicken breast…

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also not chicken breast…

      I mean dude literally just look at the protein nutrition facts.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you don’t have any helpful advice why are replying to me?

  134. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you do nothing in regards to cardio but only lift weights, do you gain stamina or no not really

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You'll gain some stamina lifting, but you'll gain a lot more with regular cardio.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you lift heavy you get very mild cardio but it doesn’t compare to running.

        ya i wasn't looking to only rely on lifting , good to know though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you lift heavy you get very mild cardio but it doesn’t compare to running.

  135. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >jobmaxxing here (3 jobs)

    I work 6 days out of the week, 5 of them doubles, with one Sunday off and only one shift on Saturday. I’d like to know and effective routine I can take on given the limited time I have (ideally, hips and back focused w/ bench press):

    Mon: 45min
    Tues-Thur: rest
    Fri: 45min
    Sat: 1hr
    Sun: open

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not even kidding, don't even bother with that kind of schedule. I pity you.

  136. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone else started to get too beefy to comfortably wipe their own ass? Is beginning to strain my already limited flexibility.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol I wouldn’t say uncomfortable but you definitely have to be thorough because there is so much ass. If you are fit you probably have clean shits though.

  137. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see people post that going to failure is not good. My typical set up is to do 7 exercises of a muscle group, 3 times each, and try to do them at least 15, 10, 7 times (reps) or failure, on the last go. Is there a name for this set up? And does this method work for continuing to put on muscle?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just do enough weight that you can get close to 10 reps but can’t get to 10. If you get to 10 it’s not enough weight. This has always worked for me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you mean aim for 10 on the last set? And if I’m not getting to 10 it’s too much, like if only I get to 7 I should reduce?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Meant for

        Just do enough weight that you can get close to 10 reps but can’t get to 10. If you get to 10 it’s not enough weight. This has always worked for me.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No say you are doing 3 sets
        Each set try to get to 10
        You should barely get there and 10 should feel like it’s not possible on each set.
        If you easily get to 10 up your weight.
        You should feel exhausted every set.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I will give it a try. Each exercise, 3 times, try to get to 10 each time. Is there a name for this methodology that I can look into it more? And after each set, increase weight as well right?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you make it to 7 don’t increase weight.
            Just make it to 8 the next set.
            No I’m sure it’s called something but this is just what I do.

  138. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I unfortunately caught a cold and feel like shit. Any advice on how to get better faster?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get your big strong bf to cuddle you so that oxytocin floods your system and boosts your immune system.

  139. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fit related because I want to exercise. I don't have a mindset. I am so passive, even the idea of having the mental activity of 'want' or ambition or an idea of what I would like to do would be like... whoa, look at this gogetter. What do I do to actually be a person? I am a slave to my feelings and urges, I don't challenge myself or my way of thinking.

    Everything in my life was just already there. What is the structure and ability to develop an actual mindset?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      get a hobby. Let your wants fuel your ambitions.

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