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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread

I noticed the old one fell off the front page and no new one was posted, so use this one I guess.

Elden Ring edition

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
    Why do you never see baby pigeons?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because pigeons are a type of cave dove, so their young are stashed away in alcoves till they're old enough to leave.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because pigeons are a type of cave dove, so their young are stashed away in alcoves till they're old enough to leave.

      Ignore this.
      Birds aren't real.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        fucking preach

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      this

      Because pigeons are a type of cave dove, so their young are stashed away in alcoves till they're old enough to leave.

      Can confirm, have seen baby pigeons in their nests. They don't come out until they're roughly as big as their parents.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking neets

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because pigeons are a type of cave dove, so their young are stashed away in alcoves till they're old enough to leave.

      this [...]
      Can confirm, have seen baby pigeons in their nests. They don't come out until they're roughly as big as their parents.

      Well, uh, question answered I guess.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because you don’t live near a coop

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      because they're pretty much look like adults in 30 days. Even if they're not sexually mature they still look like normal pigeons to us after a month.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Planning on Cutting for Halloween, specifically want to dress up as either a jacked French Maid or a Bulked out version of Astolfo, only issue is, whilst I'm confident I can gain muscle and size within 3 months I'm still on Strong Lifts and I don't know when to switch from Strength and Compound lifting to exercises which put on Size as well as Strength.

    As normally when I hit 60kg on Bench on SS I switch to 2_suns 5/3/1 5 day routine, but I've yet to stall on any of my lifts, with the exception of OHP from a Rotator Cuff Injury, think I've hit a 90Kg Deed, 80kg Squat, 60kg Bench, 40kg OHP, 52kg Barbell Row, but I still look like an absolute DYEL what should I do Anons?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Given that your lifts are still quite low and you haven't haven't stalled yet, I would advise you to stay on a strength-focused routine for now and keep bulking. Fulfil your buff dress-up ideas next Halloween when you are less DYEL and can execute them better.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You’re weak as fuck. I could out lift you on every exercise and that’s coming from someone who is starting back lifting after 8 years.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Surely this is bait?
      I remember a screencap of /lgbt/ posters saying they come here to bait for attention, you're one of them

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    is it true i will get more sex from females if i lift?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        why not?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Women do not give a shit about your body unless it's a 12 inch penis
          Women are attracted to self confidence
          Just by being confident women assume you must have power and money and that's usually true
          Confidence stems from successes
          I am far more attractive than my Indian next door neighbor's but I am self conscious, I work a shit job with shit pay
          I can't even look women in the eyes
          My fucking neighbours just walk up to any white women they see and ask for their phone number with no small talk or anything
          And they always fucking get the girls number
          They own their own business
          They have jet skis and motorcycles and big trucks
          The women don't know this but they sense the confidence
          The confidence comes from success
          Just fake confidence

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You need medicine

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you lift them up onto your cock then yeah

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      All I can tell you for certain is that women find fit men more attractive. Ignore whenever some incel tells you otherwise.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      It really all comes down to your social skills, but being fit (and therefore hotter) will reduce the amount of effort you need to put in.
      I'm fit enough that people comment on it but autistic enough that I can't get girls. It's pretty funny - when I first meet girls they treat me like Chad but after talking with them for more than 5 minutes they start giving me the same looks I got in high school.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >when I first meet girls they treat me like Chad but after talking with them for more than 5 minutes they start giving me the same looks I got in high schoo
        This, except skip the part where they treat me like Chad

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No single thing will guarantee more sex with females. That said, there are multiple consequences of lifting which tip the odds in your favor. You should definitely lift.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. Radio silence from women on tinder for months. Post one (1) shirtless pic of me arnie posing and I’m currently chatting with three women who actually answer. Bro mires are also a huge ego boost too.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How much harder would it be to get into calisthenics and flexibility if I'm fat?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus Christ.

      Listen fat anon. Don't worry about that.

      First and foremost sort out your self control and what you eat. Once you have some discipline while cutting out shit food, sugar and slop then you can focus on exercising.
      Why do lardasses have all these unachievable lofty ideas?
      Start at the base, a good, clean enjoyable diet. Learn food prep, cut out the shit and build up to exercise

      If you jump the gun & fantasise about calisthenics you'll fail quicker than you can polish off a box of Krispy Kreme.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >First and foremost sort out your self control and what you eat. Once you have some discipline while cutting out shit food, sugar and slop then you can focus on exercising.
        That's what I'm doing. I already lost 15lbs since I started.
        >If you jump the gun & fantasise about calisthenics you'll fail quicker than you can polish off a box of Krispy Kreme.
        Yeah, but can't I do a bit of calisthenics as I am so I don't have to wait until I'm skinny to start?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        for some fats it's easier to stick to healthy eating if theyve exercised

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Why do lardasses have all these unachievable lofty ideas?
        Ex-lardass here
        Setting a goal out of reach gave me an excuse to drop the goal altogether. Couple daya of self-therapy turned into me not seeing noticeable changes overnight.
        >Oh it's just not working, guess it won't work, back to status quo.
        Then you go back to the same status quo that made you miserable.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >calisthenics
      Incredibly hard if you're fat. Basic movements become impossible if you're too heavy. Conversely, stringbeans can do advanced shit way early because they weigh nothing.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Whatever you fat percentage is in relation to your lean body mass, if you are 40% bf and have 10 lean body mass then everything is 30% harder, if 1 pull up is 100% effort than you would need to pull with 130% effort.
      If you are say 20% lean body mass and 15 % bf then that means that everything is 5 % easier.

      Source I made it up but is a good analogy, more fat= slower harder to achieve progress.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've started lifting for a few weeks and I see there's nice progress. However I'm still a fat fuck with a BMI of 26. Should I keep lifting and keep bulking or try to first cut to a more healthy BMI?

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm looking for a rack and rowing machine for my home gym. Any recommendations? Trying to keep the total for both under $1k. I've seen the titan t2 thrown around for racks, and the only rowing machines I see people recommend are $1k+ ones

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I just take a whey protein shake to supplement my daily diet? ISTizens are always talking about chicken breast and eggs, but why not just go the easy way?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Macronutrients vs. Micronutrients.

      185cm, 82kg
      ~17% body fat (41cm neck, 90cm waist)
      Am I skinny fat?
      Should I cut or bulk?

      90cm waist at 185cm, 82kg is a bit rotund. I'm 191cm, 91kg with a 89cm waist and am approaching cut territory.

      I've started lifting for a few weeks and I see there's nice progress. However I'm still a fat fuck with a BMI of 26. Should I keep lifting and keep bulking or try to first cut to a more healthy BMI?

      Look up "body recomp". Eat at maintenance, or a slight deficit, with a high protein diet and train as normal. The gains may be slower and you won't be able to handle as much volume as someone in a surplus, but you will build muscle and lose fat simultaneously.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        what if you're even fatter than that. asking for a friend

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    185cm, 82kg
    ~17% body fat (41cm neck, 90cm waist)
    Am I skinny fat?
    Should I cut or bulk?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you a beginner? I don't know your lifts are but I'd cut, I think it would be premature to bulk. I'm 187cm, 82kg 40cm neck 83cm waist, will be bulking shortly. I do mainly calisthenics but switching it up now so feel free to disregard if you are a powerlifter or something.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    brehs what kind of haircut should I get?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No haircut, long hair is the most aesthetic and practical

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        sikh detected

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm poverty mode for the next month or two. What is the absolute minimal amount of protein I can maintain and gain a little strength on? Even if size doesn't increase much I want strength to increase. I'm still in the novice phase so I can see it happening. I already bought 20lbs of potatoes so I'm not gonna starve.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's weight based. Let's say 1 lb= 1g of protein then you multiply by .75

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a reason to take rest days if you take sufficient time between training the same muscles over again? other than managing fatigue?

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can use 17lbs of weight on the wrist roller no problem. So why do I struggle to hammer curl half of what I do on regular curls

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    There is a mf who posts here and has a youtube channel where he talks about whoremaxxing

    His catchword is "boyos" anyone know what's his channel name and where it went?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      mmmm prime slave dicky

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes thats him :DD

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes thats him :DD

        Whats his name?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      Whats his name?

      https://librarian.pussthecat.org/@looksmaximus:5

      he got banned from youtube so he's on odysee now

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thx anon

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I eat 2400kcal daily, workout 3-4 times a week and I’ve gained 3kg weight over the course of a month. How is that possible?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's common for your body to store a lot more water when you start weight training. It should balance out over time.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      CICO

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    should i increase weight after every set? like first set 60%RM, next 70% and so on

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reebok just stopped manufacturing those delta red logo clothes?? Those were some of the best gym shirts I had and they also looked good

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I sure hope you guys don't do pic rel

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do what?
      Stare at girls in the gym?
      Wear rectangle frame glasses?
      I do both.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        > he is unaware

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any difference between completing all sets of a movement before moving to the next movement versus doing 1 set of each movement then starting the second sets?

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    good this is such a dumb question but rice waffles arent as easily digested as cooked rice right? so no good right before working out?

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    who te hell makes these epic drawings?
    >sauce?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn't know by the artstyle
      >doesn't know how to read artist signatures
      it sure is summer in here.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sir does them. Has been doing a new years comic every year for a while.
      https://twitter.com/sirartwork

      good this is such a dumb question but rice waffles arent as easily digested as cooked rice right? so no good right before working out?

      Unless you are already at 90% of what you will ever achieve there will be no discernable difference in when you eat your carbs.

      Is there any difference between completing all sets of a movement before moving to the next movement versus doing 1 set of each movement then starting the second sets?

      Spend x gas doing first lift, y doing second, z doing third. Vs. Spend x gas doing one set of each lift, y doing second set, z doing third. If it seems like what I am saying has a subtle difference, that's because it is. And it's not hugely important. Comes down to your preference and what works for you. That being said, I would rather use my energy doing heavy compounds than isolations. So I avoided isolation before I'm done with compounds.

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can't believe how much of a whiny bitch sir turned out to be

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Explain

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        A simpleton such as yourself would need it explained, wouldn't you. Let me enlighten you.

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How common is it to lose strength when on a cut? Let's say you deadlift "x", but then next week you can only deadlift 0,95x

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      How much strength you lose (and whether you actually lose any) depends on how advanced you are. Less than a year of lifting you may not lose any strength at all unless you had quite an aggressive cut. Generally speaking it's the lifts that most benefit from bodyweight that suffer, like the press and bench press.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm relatively newer to the gym, I've been able to maintain a lot of my lifts, some actually increasing, but for example OHP I've been struggling with, and there have been days where I have lost strength.

        Would you say losing strength on an OHP is normal for someone cutting?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, don't worry about it. It's a good sign everything else is in order.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks bro

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    can i train abs daily or do i need a rest day?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Meh I do it like one day on one day off sorta deal.

      I’m sure you can get away with training multiple days but the risk of a hernia/ab cramp will increase and those hurt like a bitch

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can do every day, but alternate between front, side, and rotational movements

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forearms, calves and abs respond better to high volume and high frequency so yes you can train them daily, you can train every muscle adaily actually but you need to very the intensity alternating between high and low effort days.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Need something to work into my routine, or tips in general for pushing/tricep exercises, for the medial head of the tricep. Especially unilateral as I have a very hard time feeling or activating the medial head on my left arm, and the size comparison difference is huge between right and left.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >91.0kgs
    >20.2% bf
    >18.4kgs of fat
    >72.6kgs of fat free body mass
    >69.0kgs of muscle mass
    Just got these results today at the gym. What is the recommended amount of protein i would need daily for building muscle based on these stats?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your gym offers this service?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      1 gram of complete protein per pound of body weight

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Around 180g of protein per day? Really?

        Your gym offers this service?

        yeah, it has some fancy stuff since its partially government funded

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You must consume ALL the protein.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I want to know what happened to him

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      2g/kg of bodyweight. So ~150g protein.

      is doing a full body calisthenics routine every day actually retarded? assuming for strength and muscle building

      Try it and find out.

      negatives positives of vegan whey?

      Vegan whey is impossible. Vegan protein powder negatives are digestibility, taste and amino profile.

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6032988/
    >Low doses of fructose are ~90% cleared by the intestine, with only trace fructose but extensive fructose-derived glucose, lactate, and glycerate found in the portal blood. High doses of fructose (≥1 g/kg) overwhelm intestinal fructose absorption and clearance, resulting in fructose reaching both the liver and colonic microbiota.
    If you weigh 80kg, you can eat 80g of fructose per meal without any ill effects.
    80g of fructose is about 1.5 cups table sugar.
    Is Lustig full of shit btw? He says only the liver does it and any fructose consumption is detrimental.

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    ok dumb question:
    I've been really wanting to get into some kind of combat sport like muay thai or maybe bjj, but my problem is that I have really bad eyesight and wear glasses 24/7, any of you participate in these sports with the same issue? How do you work around it?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you want to do it for sports or are you imagining yourself actually fighting? If you want to do it for sports, bad eyesight is usually not an issue. I have bad eyesight too but your opponent is usually close enough that you can see everything which matters real well. Just take off your glasses.

      If you want to get into fights, fucking don't. You'll get yourself rekt. I am dead serious here. You know how most fights go? One guy sucker punches the other so hard that he doesn't have a chance to hit back. And if that fails, the other guy pulls a knife or gun and kills the first guy. That's how real fights go, none of this Steven Seagal bullshit. Ever been on the phone with a 911 operator, watching your blood pouring out of you, aware that you are dying and there's nothing you can do about it? Want to experience it? Then get into fights.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I'd like to do it purely for sport and maybe get into some amateur type competitions? How would that work out?
        I'm not the type of dude that's looking to get into street/bar fights at all, so not worried about that.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It really depends on which one you want to do, but check Google for clubs in your town. Boxing club, judo club, etc.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            ok let's say I'm more interested in muay thai and there seems to be a pretty good gym near me, how much of an issue would the eyesight be?

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              anon why don't you ask them? im sure they'll give you a proper answer

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              As the other anon said, you're better off asking them. But let me put it this way: I have shit eyesight and I did fencing.

              Fighting sports aren't about seeing details.

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are some red flags I should look for when searching for a new gym

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know. I wish I had a gym that didn't tolerate non-whites. It would be paradise.

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    anyone else having less libido and weaker erections after magnesium?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      magnesium has no effect on libido, erections or blood flow. its something else.

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone please post the dopamine detox screenshot? There was a screenshot with a guy's thread explaining how he only worked out for a week or something like that, if it rings a bell for anyone.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      bump this. Need that info too

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I found it.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I want to try this, but I have roommates and I work at a therapy center for children. I'm not sure I can minimize human contact.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I want to try this, but I have roommates and I work at a therapy center for children. I'm not sure I can minimize human contact.

          Another question for anons who have tried this, does fiction count as media consumption or reading?

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any of you use electrolyte powders? I like them more than shit like gatorade or whatever. But I've run out and want to try a new kind, or maybe find a cheap brand and just buy a bunch. Any recommendations?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are protein powder safe? People say they contain loads of lead and mercury

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't order shit from China and you'll be fine.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Market stuff have them too

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on this? I was thinking about /Fraud and why not get medical grade testosterone if I can.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      sharing your unprescribed meds to a bunch of mentally ill fucktards "harms no-one"

      This same dumbass probably lols when any juicer dies and says shit like "of course steroids, so stupid" but chud hormones, 100% safe

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    is doing a full body calisthenics routine every day actually retarded? assuming for strength and muscle building

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      do it every other day,your body needs rest

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes its retarded. lift weights.

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just realized I'm a total weak fag that can't do a single pull-up.
    How can I get enough strenght do to a few?
    I'm just a skinnyfat who never went to the gym.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do negatives and inverted rows until you can.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >negatives
        How am I supposed to if I can get up in the first place?
        >inverted rows
        I'll try this.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Boost yourself up with a chair or something and lower yourself down slowly.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Well okay, I guess it's time to swallow my pride. Thanks, anon.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve followed this video when I started and then again when I was getting back into being IST

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many cans of tuna can I eat in a week before its dangerous?, been searching but found a big range from 2 cans to 25 cans per weeks

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are some exercises/cues to make sure that you keep your shoulders down and back on bench?

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lost 44lbs in 8 weeks by eating healthier, fasting and exercising everyday and i want to lose another 33lbs in the next six weeks.
    Am i pushing myself too hard?
    I feel relly good overall. No cravings at all and not a single cheat day. Actually i wouldn't mind never eating pizza or hamburgers again if it helps me keep in shape. I feel my muscles growing and getting stronger and i am addicted to the feeling.
    I'm only worried about my skin. It doesn't feel flabby or loose atm but idk if it will get worse if i go so fast.
    >28 yo
    >5'7
    >295lbs at start, 253 now, target 165

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would take a break and focus on muscle growth because your numbers don't make sense to me. I am 6 feet and was 275 lbs at max. I am scared of loose skin, so you should definitely be too.

      Take a break, focus on muscles. Also, look into dry fasting. One of the very few proven remedies for lose skin.

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    is it possible/efficient to gain muscle on a caloric deficit?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      only on gear

      dumb question but what is a list of health oils/cooking fats?

      So far I have:
      >butter
      >coconut oil (disputed)
      >extra virgin olive oil
      >avocado oil
      >tallow, fat, "grease" (such as bacon grease)

      am i missing anything?

      your list is good. see picrel.

      chinups or pullups?

      pullups

      What is an "architect"?

      someone who likes fat girls

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    dumb question but what is a list of health oils/cooking fats?

    So far I have:
    >butter
    >coconut oil (disputed)
    >extra virgin olive oil
    >avocado oil
    >tallow, fat, "grease" (such as bacon grease)

    am i missing anything?

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can anyone suggest any shoulder exercises for someone with serious anorexic shoulders, like bones being exposed. Both gym and home workout especially the latter if possible

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Military press, start with water bottles and build your way up to lifting large dogs

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone itt done a PHUL before? Sounds good on paper but would like to know first hand accounts. How much did your lift improve by the end?

  43. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    So im at a bit off a crossroads here on how to continue
    >176cm
    >74.5kg went down from 79.x kg been cutting for the last 3 months
    >6months of SL after that 6 months of Nsuns LP

    Should i cut more? Bulk up again?
    Also any good more hypertrophy focused barbell only programs out there?

  44. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate wearing sport shorts to the gym because my dick is visible. Does anyone else have this problem?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, I have a home gym so it doesn't matter what I wear. If you're having trouble, buy basketball shorts instead of track shorts and especially wear underwear you pervert.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I recently bought these running shorts at target that have like a tight brief lining on the inside that holds your junk in place. Good for not clipping my dick doing cleans and snatches. I think they're running shorts.

  45. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    once you reach the physique you are ok with, do you have to keep eating large amounts of protein?
    if no, how would you calculate the amount you need to eat to maintain your muscle mass?

  46. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    negatives positives of vegan whey?

  47. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t understand this picture

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      she (rya) is a character from elden ring that has a hunched over posture. this comic implies she got that from deadlifting 4pl8 for reps

  48. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    MacroFactor does not include the calories I burn on a day, only the TDEE. The Fitbit app says I burned a lot more than TDEE today because I went to the gym. How do I deal with this?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      slaap langer jonge

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Someone? Should I eat more for to compensate the energy MacroFactor doesn't add up?

  49. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best medicine for ligaments, connective tissue, and joints. Can't take tb 500. Physical therapist won't help me. Losing gains here.

  50. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am a fat fuck hitting the gym like 3-4 months now. Can't do real pull ups so got on the assisted pull up machine. Last training it felt like while I can reduce the assisting weight my form is shit like more swinging my body up.

    So should I just do some negative pull-ups to get strong enough to do them with the right form? Or what?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Focus on your diet. Working out is like 30-40% of getting asthetic. Pull ups are really good for back and biceps. If your goal is to do a good Pull up, lose weight. If your an extra 30-40 pounds of fat it's gonna be hard as fuck to do a Pull up

  51. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Medial head anon here, so set it a little above my head and then do tricep extensions from there? Interesting, will try. Added the rolling tricep extensions in recently actually, good shout. Thanks anon.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      its one of those things to just feel out. I love the rolling tricep extensions, the only thing better than them is pic related. If your gym has one use it. It's pretty much set up how I described the way to set up the cable extensions.

  52. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Guys, I grew real fast and now I have stretch marks, how do I fix those?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      ?????????
      From muscle or fat?? When I see stretch marks from muscle I get so happy.

  53. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    whats the difference between military press, ohp, should press? they all seem essentialyl the same with DBs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Military press is feet together, ohp is not. Other than that, no differences.

  54. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    chinups or pullups?

  55. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >my torso tilts forward and the weight shifts from my heels to my toes when squatting heavy and deep
    what do?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      hip movement

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have a video? Sounds like you're not maintaining bar over mid foot. Could be a lot of issues like dive-bombing and losing tightness, not maintaining bar over mid foot, etc. Only a video will show what the problem is though.

  56. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How hard is it too actually get to 180 lbs at 5'10 and getting around 9-10 BF.

    Can this be achieved by a normal person with serious dedication? Or would this require abnormal genetics/roid usage.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      FFMI calculator says it's ~23.5, which should be doable without drugs but still won't be easy

      Ab wheel worth? There's nothing more I hate than doing ab work at the gym.

      Very

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      literally done this. it's fucking easy, dieted for three months, cardio for 45 minutes every day and an hour'ish bodypart split

      no drugs or any other bullshit other than discipline and consistency

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ok I'll try my best

  57. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    anyone has the flexibility program by gymnastic Coach Sommer? I think it was called Flexibility&Mobility

  58. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ab wheel worth? There's nothing more I hate than doing ab work at the gym.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's lame, not wort it. Basically 1 more junk item in your house.

      I am not going to list the pros of using an ab wheel but here are all the CONS:
      - you are going to get one and use it 5 times and forget it. It is going to clutter your house and your mind.
      - you can do the abwheel exercise without an abwheel
      - ab wheel can only be used for 1 thing only, it's not multi functional. Doing only ab wheel for abs is meh.
      - there are 10000 other ab exercises which are equally as good
      - watch this video at x2 speed because the guy speaks slowly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjvvgR8FhA

  59. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I stop jerking off?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      get a gf or cut off your dick

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      assuming you have "a problem".
      Imagine jerking off like eating a candy bar.
      You don't need it. But if it's there and you go "no harm in eating one" but you eat one every day you'll be a fat piece of shit. Now instead of damaging your body it's your soul.
      get some god damn self respect and treat yourself better.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        not the original poster but thank you anon. I don't particularly subscribe to the belief of a soul but that analogy makes sense. You're fucking up your neural pathways

  60. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just started lifting 6 months ago
    I used to be a literal skeleton
    You could see my ribs through my chest and the bones in my arms
    I never thought I was skinny because the people calling me skinny were literally all obese
    I notice my shoulders are very small.
    Probably because I haven't been doing any shoulder exercise at all.
    Should I focus on shoulders for a while or just keep bulking?
    6'4 and 185lbs
    Goal is 200lbs+

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah shoulders and chest, mate

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just do incline or OHP in your rotation, instead of bench. Also make sure to do lat raises (even though they fucking suck)

  61. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    why do i get lightheaded after eating, regardless of macros(carbs or no carbs)

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your body redirects more blood to your digestive system, lowering blood pressure in parts of your body. Please consult your GP if this suddenly occurred. It shouldn't be an nuisance unless you've just eaten a .5kg steak.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I measured it on my arm and got 130 sys and 90 dia so it seems it's slightly higher than normal, I ate 400 grams of pork and a salad

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's a decent bit of hard digestible food, makes sense.

          --

          Does anybody have experience with these things?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't, but if you have plates for benching just buy Olympic dumbbell bars. Much cheaper than the adjustable dumbbells. I got two for $40 each and they handle up to 115lbs

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            No but I got the Powerblock Elites from Dicks Sporting Goods and I love them. I hear the mechanism for changing weights on the bow flex can get finicky and unreliable after a while, but the power blocks are pretty bullet proof in that regard. Sometimes you gotta push down on the handle to get the tangs to line up with the slots on the weights if you’ve set them down on a soft surface but it’s a non-issue.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, and I didn't really like them. They felt awkward and unbalanced in my hands and it really wasn't as convenient as you would think changing the weights in and out. The small weight plates that would hang on it after you swapped would shimmy around just slightly while working out which was an unpleasant feeling coming from a gym and full dumbbell rack. I'd rather just spend the extra money and get a rack and a variety of weights than try the jack of all trades master of none solution, but that's just my opinion.

  62. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is the safe upper limit for zinc? I see shit like 10mg daily but then anons say 50mg. Also, what other micros are good to take?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I overdosed on it with 250mg and while I felt like dog ass for a whole day I felt all the way better the next. 50mg is a fine dose. 10mg is the fda limit?? But you are supplimenting it for it's secondary effects.. no??

  63. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Will steriods cure my depression and get me motivated again?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The best advice i've received on gear is this "Don't start them until people are already accusing you of being on them"

      Without having all the discipline and dieting and consistency down, taking roids is like a super-fat taking a fat burner, a waste of time and money

  64. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't start with SS. I didn't find IST until a year after I started lifting, when I was still eating like a retard and doing mostly iso movements with no guidance.

    I've lifted for about two years now but look like I've been lifting for half that time. I barely hit 1/2/3/4 when i was 25 pounds heavier 6 months ago, but lost that weight after focusing on running for a few months, and lost a decent amount.

    Should I just restart at SS even though I'm very familiar with all compound lifts and in OK shape? I'm just sick of plateaus and having no structured path towards getting the physique I want. If I have to start again at the beginning to truly progress faster, I am willing to.

    - 6'3 185lbs / 205 Bench / 265 Squat / 335 DL / 120 OHP

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      lost a decent amount of strength*

  65. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should my body fat% increase on a lean bulk?
    I’m skinnyfat and quit cutting and began lean bulking for almost a month. I’ve gained a little weight and I’m at 19% bf but honestly feel like I look better than I did before.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      maintenance is eating the exact amount of calories the body needs
      deficit/cutting means less calories than the body needs
      bulking (whether lean or not) by definition is more calories than the body needs. Unless you have a coach calculating the exact amount of calories down to a decimal point, you are guaranteed to put on a little fat

  66. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is an "architect"?

  67. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna start pic related + greasing the grooves push-ups and chin-ups during the weekday. Agile 8 and/or jumping jacks rowing machine for warm-ups.

    Would you recommend adding anything else? I'm thinking weighted hip thrust and forearm exercises.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I did this shit for 3 months after plateauing on 5x5 and made 0 gains

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >linear progression ends
        >starts a new linear progression program
        yeah no shit you made no gains lol

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Did you deload 10% and work your way back up? That's part of the greyskull method.

  68. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best way to fix rounded shoulders?

  69. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does your heart rate noticeably increase when you inhale and decrease when you exhale?

  70. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I ate two cans of baked beans and three sausages earlier. I can't stop farting, they're intense farts that last about 5-7 seconds and sound like a creaky door falling shut. Should I be worried?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, embrace the power shart.

  71. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just bought a rice cooker, which type of rice is best? All I know is white rice sucks and brown is good but taste worse. Plan on buying a big 10lb bag of a type

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      the difference is negligible. I prefer jasmine. eat whichever you like.

  72. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i usually fast, or do IF when losing weight. now im in the gym at 5:30 am.
    so should i say fuck IF so i can drink/eat protein after lifting, or should i lift early in the morning with nothing to eat for the next 12 hours?
    basically, which is more important? IF or protein after lifting?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just do a 12/12 IF and don't eat dinner until 630, it doesn't really matter to have less hours in your fast period as long as the total amount of calories is the same

      Just bought a rice cooker, which type of rice is best? All I know is white rice sucks and brown is good but taste worse. Plan on buying a big 10lb bag of a type

      Try yellow rice

  73. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else get really tight or active hamstrings during pullups? I even get cramps sometimes causing me to drop the set. It doesn't happen when I don't actively engage my back but that is something I want to do for sure so I don't know what gives here.

  74. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >refuses to activate
    >feels my arm and forearm sore instead
    >stuck at the same weight because of this.

    AAAAAAAH HELP BROS, I FUCKING HATE THIS EXERCISE BECAUSE I CAN NEVER GET MY LATS TO WORK, WHAT THE FUCK CAN I DO?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The best advice I ever got in the gym like 10 years ago was for this machine (and back exercises in general)
      >pretend your hands are just hooks that connect your back to the weights
      For some reason that made it click for me.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just do negatives on pull-ups man.

  75. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Going for a squat PR Tuesday, it's my last training day of the summer semester and my Calc exam, want to crush it at my all time max

    Should I do deadlifts tomorrow? Should I do light weight 280lb leg press?
    Usually do a MWF full body workout but exams are Monday and Tuesday

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to do something, do something very light. Otherwise do nothing at all.

  76. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this worthwhile or is he full of bullshit?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you want to look like a skinnyfat bloatlord, sure

  77. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are some good low calorie breakfast recipes?

  78. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got called a retard for asking before about accessories for doing SL with dumbbells since I'm limited to 52.5lb DBs right now. I'm am once again asking, what accessories should I add to SL using dumbbells. I can expand them up to 105lbs I just don't have the plates yet.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Curls, tricep extensions, rows, front raises, lateral raises,rear delt flies, chest flies, lunges, split squat, unilateral romanian deadlifts,

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halteres_(ancient_Greece)#As_exercise_equipment

      You could just build a routine around those three movements.

  79. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    where's the cheapest place to get bumper plates online?

  80. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    why aren't athletes with weight constraints doing glass cannon builds? imagine a mma fighter going into flyweight with all the weight in the legs, specifically build to carry out one motion. one leg has only done one-legged squats and toe/foot strength building, the other leg has overdeveloped TFL to contract, and very powerful extention, let everything else on the body atrophy. kick with the power of a 275lb'er in 125, who cares if you're incredibly injury prone, athletes should be willing to lay it all out there to excel. no one really dodges roundkicks either, they just block it, and given it's all you're gonna be able to do you'll be spot on with it, and because of the massive power advantage you might be able to force your preferred distance even if they see it coming.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know you’re just trolling, but it’s because then all your opponent has to know is how to neutralize one specific thing while you would be unable to guard against all the ways they can threaten you. Versatility and adaptation are the key pillars of fighting.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >all your opponent has to know is how to neutralize one specific thing
        how? if you told ciryl gane to get in the ring with moreno, he can only do bodykicks, and moreno can prep for 6 months... moreno loses that every time. I don't see how you can prep for overwhelming power

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >move over to the side so he can’t kick you or use all the power
          Whoa dude, you’re right. I see no way your strategy can possibly go wrong. You should do this and dominate the MMA world.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            do you not know how a roundhouse kick works? it's a sweep, you have to move back or counter or block, but moving back is a risk, a 125lb can't block a 275lb kick effectively, and a counter would probably never land as much damage as the kick lands on you. you could try to shoot but it could be catastrophic

  81. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >start cut
    >after a few weeks start losing strength on every lift
    >panic
    >increase calories back to maintenance to regain strength

    How do I into sick pack abs
    Plz help

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Accept that your lifts will suffer if you want to do it natty, or cycle gear and become inhuman. No shortcuts to success.

  82. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    R8 this routine. Aiming for hypertrophy on a recomp (maintenance?). Based off GSLP. Still LP because my lifts are shit even though I've been at it for 5 months.
    If this is completely retarded, then point me to a good semi-beginner hypertrophy routine.
    >Workout A
    3x8+ OHP + dropsets (10 pounds off the bar per set until it's just the empty bar)
    3x5+ Chinups
    3x5+ Front Squat
    3x8-12+ Curls
    3x8-12+ Weighted Knee Raises
    3xFailure Wrist Curls / Reverse Wrist Curls
    >Workout B
    3x8+ Bench + dropsets
    3x5+ Rows + dropsets
    3x5+ Deadlifts
    3x8-12+ Skullcrushers
    3x8-12+ Weighted Knee Raises
    3xFailure Wrist Curls / Reverse Wrist Curls

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to include the scheme.
      AxBxA | BxAxB (alternating each week)

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm also thinking of a 4 day split, mostly focused on upper body (my legs have sucked all the gains I've made). What'd be a good template to start with? 5/3/1 Boring but Big?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        don't do boring but big on maintenance calories

        you're doing at minimum 100 reps of a compound lift and lat work and that's after a heavy lift

  83. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I learn to fuck? I'm 29khv and just got an invite to visit my friend in Spain. She is a qt and wants to smash. How do I make a great first impression.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bring your piss bottles or else.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        misc was a goldmine, why did they have to nuke it?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It was just a lamer /LULZ/.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        im in tears

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm pretty sure it's been ten years since I've read this absolute banger of a story and every now and then when I piss I think about piss jugs and this guy.

  84. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone else like to wear cute panties? It’s kinda hot to have a pink g string underneath my jeans. I’m very masculine, good looking 8/10, pull women, and so forth. I have like 25 pairs or so, mostly thongs, g strings, and a few other sexy pairs. Does any other guys do this that aren’t fags?

  85. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How to take care of hand joints when increasing the weight?

  86. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this comic panel new?

    Never seen LBP in one of these

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Never seen LBP in one of these
      What's the artist name? I like his shit but I can never get a name.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think he's just called Sir
        I wouldn't look into him he's got himself involved in some retarded shit and it's better to not care.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Never seen LBP in one of these
          What's the artist name? I like his shit but I can never get a name.

          https://twitter.com/SIRArtwork

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Took a few years off from IST why is everyone saying sir is a bitch now

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              idk man I'm a tourist from /co/, we appreciate the content

  87. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    any good links to a full body dumbbell workout?

  88. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    do the grams on myfitnesspal for food like chicken breast/fillet refer to weight before cooked or after cooked?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      generally the assumption is prepared (excluding oils etc used in cooking, obviously)

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Really? I just made sure and looked it up and people are saying to weigh raw. But asked here anyway because on MFP my burrito is 320~ calories. I don't fucking believe it because it's 1/2 the size of a chicken breast sandwich from subway and I feel hungry as fuck after an hour after eating it.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Post what is in your burrito. I make 2 85/15 beef burritos with homemade tortillas (100cal each) and some Fritos. With 6oz of beef (420cal) and .75 serving of frito (113cal each) in both burritos it comes out to around 850 calories. Skip the fritos and do shredded chicken and that'll drop the calories a good bit.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            6oz beef total, 3oz in each burrito.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can't cook and am learning so my meals right now are really plain. Wish I took a pic of it when I ate it earlier.

            I was eyeballing my condiments and sauces used and overestimated them. I just corrected everything and it's actually lower than 300cal

            >tortilla wrap 140cal store bought
            >75g chicken fillet 64cal
            >oyster sauce 1/3 tbsp 10cal
            >corn starch 1tbsp? probably less actually 30cal?
            >pico de gallo, homemade, bunch of tomatoes, chili, lime and cumin powder. Just a teaspoon, 30cal?
            >some shredded cabbage 5-10cal?
            I'm cutting out corn starch in the future because I think it's pointless.

            Does anyone have suggestions for easy to cook/prepare and cheap low calorie meals?

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Cooking is easy, you just have to be able to follow directions. Once you get more experience you can start making adjustments. Your chicken estimate is low in the calorie department. Both my pan seared and grilled chicken entries are about 120 cals for 2.65 oz (g equivalent). That's without including oil for cooking.

              Very easy shredded chicken:
              2-4 breasts in crockpot
              1 cup of chicken broth
              Cook on high for 3 hours and shed with forks.
              You can put this chicken on salads, throw it in pan with some water and taco Hispanices to make chicken for tacos. Throw other sauces on for other meals (teriyaki for Asian, bbq for American). It's very plain, but the sauces will let you make many different meals with it. 6oz is about 38 protein 4g fat and 204 calories (water weight makes this differ from the grilled/pan seared chicken measurements).

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Cooking is easy, you just have to be able to follow directions. Once you get more experience you can start making adjustments. Your chicken estimate is low in the calorie department. Both my pan seared and grilled chicken entries are about 120 cals for 2.65 oz (g equivalent). That's without including oil for cooking.

              Very easy shredded chicken:
              2-4 breasts in crockpot
              1 cup of chicken broth
              Cook on high for 3 hours and shed with forks.
              You can put this chicken on salads, throw it in pan with some water and taco Hispanices to make chicken for tacos. Throw other sauces on for other meals (teriyaki for Asian, bbq for American). It's very plain, but the sauces will let you make many different meals with it. 6oz is about 38 protein 4g fat and 204 calories (water weight makes this differ from the grilled/pan seared chicken measurements).

              Also a key component of satisfying meals is a good ratio of proteins, fats and carbs. I used to make salads with no crutons and they got excruciating to eat. Throwing in 21g of crutons helped big league and I don't mind eating then anymore. Same with grilled chicken, put a little butter or olive oil on them when you cook to get fat on them and eat with some roasted potatoes (toss in some butter salt and pepper). Much better than grilled with no oil and plain rice.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Cooking is easy, you just have to be able to follow directions. Once you get more experience you can start making adjustments. Your chicken estimate is low in the calorie department. Both my pan seared and grilled chicken entries are about 120 cals for 2.65 oz (g equivalent). That's without including oil for cooking.

                Very easy shredded chicken:
                2-4 breasts in crockpot
                1 cup of chicken broth
                Cook on high for 3 hours and shed with forks.
                You can put this chicken on salads, throw it in pan with some water and taco Hispanices to make chicken for tacos. Throw other sauces on for other meals (teriyaki for Asian, bbq for American). It's very plain, but the sauces will let you make many different meals with it. 6oz is about 38 protein 4g fat and 204 calories (water weight makes this differ from the grilled/pan seared chicken measurements).

                I can't cook and am learning so my meals right now are really plain. Wish I took a pic of it when I ate it earlier.

                I was eyeballing my condiments and sauces used and overestimated them. I just corrected everything and it's actually lower than 300cal

                >tortilla wrap 140cal store bought
                >75g chicken fillet 64cal
                >oyster sauce 1/3 tbsp 10cal
                >corn starch 1tbsp? probably less actually 30cal?
                >pico de gallo, homemade, bunch of tomatoes, chili, lime and cumin powder. Just a teaspoon, 30cal?
                >some shredded cabbage 5-10cal?
                I'm cutting out corn starch in the future because I think it's pointless.

                Does anyone have suggestions for easy to cook/prepare and cheap low calorie meals?

                L2Soup

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Soup season is around the corner. Looking forward to chicken soup and chili. Any other chads throw an 8oz can of tomato sauce in their chicken soup? What about eating it with orzo? Give it a shot some time it's much better.

  89. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do you program the accessories for any 531 program?

    Most people seem to do it having one push accessory (chest/shoulder/triceps), pull (back/biceps) and single leg/core per session. But I've seen somewhere that it should actually be "movement" based like for Bench day, your accessories should still be connected to benching like push: any type of horizontal push, pull: cable flyes (since you technically pull the weight) and for single leg/core: another exercise connected to bench like maybe dips. Which is the best way to do it?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      It helps to read the book retard.
      IIRC the triumvirate variation of 5/3/1 has accessories built into it tho.

  90. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What about proteins and other stuff needed by your body during fasting?
    Won’t fasting cause muscle loss?

  91. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >right arm is now very weak
    >throwing anything causes a shooting pain through my entire arm
    >always uncomfortable, feels like it is being pulled forward
    >constantly sleep deprived because I can't sleep because of discomfort while laying down, no matter the position
    What the fuck did I do and what can I do about this?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      rotator cuff work
      stretch lats and chest
      roll out your rhomboids

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        thanks
        its been getting real bad over the last few months so i hope this makes it better eventually

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nerve damage, see a doctor.

  92. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    can anyone recommend mineral water, shit tastes like garbage so I’d like to see if there are any missed health opportunities

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tapwater is fine

  93. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    175lb, 5'10, skinnyfat and weak as fuck. do i cut or bulk. im so sick and tired tired of having no strength. for context, i can barely bench 100lbs (with the bar). routine?

  94. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so done with maintaining during these summer months. I will go back to bulking later this month. all I need is a good program

    What do you guys think about pic?

  95. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was suggested to replace barbell squats with goblet squats to work my glutes as I can seated dumbbell press 27.5kg on each hand for reps but I cannot OHP 55kg without my back collapsing.
    Some suggested I have weak glutes.
    Are goblet squats the way to go to build my ass? I felt a bit better today doing them than normal squats.

  96. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ate 0.630kg of chicken breast today
    >protein goal already reached
    >only 750 kcal consumed today
    Is protein the only relevant factor here for muscle building or should i still try to reach my calorie intake goal?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      you need to be in a surplus of calories in order to gain muscle. your body needs energy to grow.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mass doesn't appear out of the nether. You need to be at a caloric surplus if you want to gain it, whether it be fat or muscle.

  97. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this routine ok? Injured my lower back so I can't do deadlifts and squats

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Second exercise in Day 1 is DB overhead press, not db press

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      why would you press twice as much as you pull?

  98. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I want to get my T levels checked, what should i get tested?
    Free test and Thyroid Functions (TSH / Free T3 / Free T4)?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anything else worthwhile?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are usually male hormonal profile tests you can get instead of just ala carte. private md labs is affordable from what I remember.

      Making a home set up in my bedroom, will one weight mat be enough to drop weights on from deadlifting ect?

      Or should I double on when buying?

      get some drop pads. titan has some for $150 shipped. There might be cheaper DIY options with couch cushions too.

      Why are OHPs giving me so much trouble?

      Because you are all around weak and possibly have bad mobility.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >get some drop pads. titan has some for $150 shipped. There might be cheaper DIY options with couch cushions too.

        Thanks, I'll look into them, money isn't really an issue but why are they so expensive in general?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          No clue. Also there are some slightly cheaper drop pads on amazon for $125.

          I've been lifting without breaks for about 6 months. Progress is stalling on my bench, and I have a strain or something under my left scapula. Should I take a week off or adjust routine and work through it?

          Take a break and find some approximate movements that won't aggravate it.

          >do OHP
          >the muscle below my left rear delt gets very tried before everything else, not the delt itself
          What am I doing wrong?

          That's normal. Standing overhead press has a ton of stabilization demands. I guess what you are doing wrong is not hitting your upper back enough. You could also get around this by doing seated military press.

  99. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Asking for a friend, how do you deal with a guy simping for you?

  100. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    one time my family raised a baby pigeon into an adult and he would come back from time to time and chill in our garden lol they r good

  101. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How important if at all are vegetables over fruit? If im eating some sort of vegetable once a day or every other day but eating 2-3 servings of fruit a day, is there any major benefit im missing out on.

  102. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been having pain in my elbows for almost a month now. At first it just felt like some inflammation or that they were irritated, not from training but from sitting at a desk and working or whatever. The pain feels like it's most intense when the arm is fully stretched or bent. Since I've had my fair share of tendonitis and similar shit I pretty much immediately decided to stop training heavy and I only do very light work to get the blood flowing but the pain gets worse even when I don't lift at all. I went to my GP but he just told me to put an ice pack on, I've used diclofenac and ibuprofen, it's not getting any better. I have 18 years of experience with lifting but I've never had this exact issue. Now the pain isn't terrible but it's the kind of discomfort where you know that if you push through you're only making it worse. Any ideas what else to try? Any supplements, gels or whatever?

  103. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good preworkout in europe?

  104. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How the FUCK do I make progress on pull-ups? I do them every single time I’m at the gym (fbw) but I can’t even increase their amount by a single rep, what the fuck is wrong with me?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Follow this:
      https://www.strongfirst.com/the-fighter-pullup-program-revisited/

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pull-ups every day? Well I mean I guess doing twice as many training sessions is an obvious way of improving, though it would be a pain in the ass considering I don’t have a pull-up bar at home. Also wouldn’t it be kind of an overkill on my lats?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was following that program while doing 3 day full body up to the 7rep level, never had an issue with overly tired lats. I've switched to 4 day U/L and now I don't do pull ups every day but continue to make progress. Buy a door frame bar, they're like 20-30 bucks. That's what I was using until I bought a power rack with a pull up bar.

  105. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Making a home set up in my bedroom, will one weight mat be enough to drop weights on from deadlifting ect?

    Or should I double on when buying?

  106. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why are OHPs giving me so much trouble?

  107. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have pectus excavatum that's not that severe but I was wondering if it affects muscle hypertrophy? I feel that my chest is underdeveloped compared to the muscles in the rest of my body

  108. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    1) I've started lifting a few weeks ago, and it seems like squatting suits me pretty well whereas I struggle a lot with RDL. What does that mean?

    2) How to deal with the issue regarding RDL? Can I replace this exercise? Should I insist?

  109. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have been lifting and hiking 5+ miles a day in 90+ with humidity for the past week and I am fucking exhausted today bros. I haven't done this much activity in a very long time. Should I take a rest day from everything or am I just making makign excuses

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can definitely take a rest day weekly.
      T. Hotshot

  110. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >said hi to my gym crush
    >she says hi

    Did I make it bros?

  111. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just started a small bulk. I want to maximize muscle growth, not worried about fat (but I don't want to gain a stupid amount either). Female, 25% bf, newbie doing home workouts every other day with a mix of bodyweight exercises, dumbbells (8 and 10lb, though using 5 for side raises), and kettlebell work (20lb). too broke for gym/barbell for a few months.

    A lot of advice suggests 1-2lbs a month, but most women are paranoid about fat, so I'm not sure if it's overly conservative or appropriate.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds appropriate for a small & not perfect bulk.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        appreciated.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think trying to bulk at that weight is not a good idea. Continue eating as you normally do, and think of it as mobility practice for when you do get access to a gym or barbell setup. Once you do, 4-5 lbs a month sounds like a good pace, so missing a pound is not going to set you back much. (Trying to balance out 1lb a month seems really hard when you factor in water weight.)

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        i was curious if it was worth bulking without a barbell. i'll focus on figuring out maintenance, erring on the higher side to support any growth.

  112. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been lifting without breaks for about 6 months. Progress is stalling on my bench, and I have a strain or something under my left scapula. Should I take a week off or adjust routine and work through it?

  113. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Mio a good alternative to diet soda? I'm trying to cut down but I need caffeine somehow. Does this have less artificial sweetner in it or am I just being redundant?

  114. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >do OHP
    >the muscle below my left rear delt gets very tried before everything else, not the delt itself
    What am I doing wrong?

  115. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >got memed out of putting in linebreaks by people spamming "reddit spacing" at him

    lol, lmao

  116. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can feel a slught ridge below my belly button, can I get an 8-pack?

  117. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >chicken and turkey breast
    >liver
    >lentils
    These are the only protein-rich meals i know of
    Please recommend me more for some variety
    Preferably easy to make and no eggs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Beef, ground or otherwise. I've been addicted to beef burritos lately. If you can get over your egg fear, turkey meatballs are top tier. They have a lot of calories the way I make them (2 4oz meatballs are 22carbs, 40 protein, 30 fat for 540cals), but are delicious. You cab do less breadcrumb and less egg for lighter meatballs. Make some ginzo gravy and you're set. A serving of cavatelli with it makes a great bulking pre workout meal.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >pre workout meal.

        thats a lot of fat for a pre workout meal, not sure if i wouldnt be too fatigued
        >t. no gall bladder fag

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I use 85/15 ground turkey and 2 eggs. You can do 93/7 and 1 egg for less. You can do the math on macros. I usually give it 1-1.5 hours and eat an orange about 30 minutes before.

  118. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've got a shoulder pain but from looking at rotator cuff injuries it doesn't match my description.
    >Pain mostly present when doing lateral raises, generally on the decline peaking at the exact point I release the tension.
    >Feels like a line travelling from the bottom/side of my shoulder down into my tricep
    >Very sharp pain, but also kind of tingly

  119. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this good plan for total begginer? Should I add other exercieses or everything is already covered??

    A
    Squat
    Bench press
    Lat pulldown
    Deadlift

    B
    Squat
    Overhead press
    Bench dips
    Barbell row

  120. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    why do i have gynoid fat distribution? am i sissified? will adopting a healthier lifestyle change it? does it mean i have low t and high estrogen?

  121. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Say I am doing a lat pull, going for 5x12. I often fail around 3.5 sets and have to adjust the weight down. Is this OK?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      take longer rests between sets
      drop the weight as required

  122. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are your biceps supposed to itch after the gym or is it the sarms

  123. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    My girl wont even do 2 sets of max bodyweight halfsquats twice a week.. is there any point in trying to make her? Anyone else managed to get their girl into fitness?

  124. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    can i do navy seal burpees every day for 10-15 mins without it affecting my upper days?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you do them after your upper body session yes you can.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        makes sense but i do upper body workouts 2x a week, am kinda nervious about the doms from the burpees affecting my upper days initially. oh well, doesnt hurt to try i guess.

  125. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been lifting seriously for a year and consuming more food than my fat friends yet I've only gained 5lbs and I'm still a dyel skinnyfag.
    Friends keep saying, "must be nice to have a fast metabolism"
    Is metabolism real? I thought it was a meme

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is metabolism real? I thought it was a meme
      Metabolism is the baseline energy needed by your body to run its normal processes. Muscle uses more than fat, so you can improve your metabolism by putting on muscle. You don't have a fast metabolism just from luck, you work for it.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        So my friends are fatty copers with low impulse when it comes to food?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >surprise

  126. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    how the fuck do i make stuff like chickpeas and red beenz less gassy? theyre cheap and im a poorfag but the gas is literally killing me even though i love smelling my own farts usually

  127. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I rock climb and play tennis 2 times a week each, what lifting movements should i focus on to compensate for the muscle groups those activities don't hit?

  128. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thinkin about getting a c2 rower, is rogue fitness reputable?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I bought mine from there, so if you're in europe at least it's reputable. like 150 euro cheaper than buying it in denmark too. what a retard name tho definitely gave me some doubts

  129. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have supraspinatus tendonitis and bursa inflammation
    What are some exercises I can do to aid in the healing process

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