QTDDTOT: Fully Torqued Edition My shitty commercial gym (Vasa) only has five full squat racks. When I want to bench without a spotter is it acceptable to just pull a flat bench from the other room or is that ridiculous? How else would I bench with safeties?
You're good. The shit I've seen people do in squat racks. Makes me wish all they did was the barbell bench in there.
I’ve been running SL for about 6 months as a recovering fatty (down to 230). Lifts are now at 130/185/335/375 for 5X5 (DL1X5). Progress is stalling on deadlifts and bench, although I can usually add weight every 2-3 workouts. Is it time to switch programs, or do I push for more LP gains? I’ve liked only needing 3 days/week and I like the focus on compound movements. What’s next? 5/3/1?
>>70305249completely fine. or you could not bother with safeties and just do the tilt and roll if you run into trouble
>>70305249First of all: How are you?Second: I lifted and ate basically professionally for 5 years with very poor results. Come to find I've got free test of 290 ng/dl. Three years of TRT later my free test is now 1150 ng/dl and I'm going to get back into lifting. Is the difference now in muscle growth going to be crazy? I don't know what to expect.
>>70305249I've never been in a gym that didn't have benches near the racks. That's a really weird problem to have anon. Pull a bench over>>70305614Nah that rate of progress is still good. It's about what you'll expect in the early intermediate stage. Once you hit a plateau and can't put much more weight on the bar then switch to higher reps with less weight for 3-4 weeks. Around 4x8-12 is a good starting point. Every 3-4 weeks use more weight and less reps until you're doing 5x3-6 again. It's called linear periodization. Works like a charm for anyone looking to get stronger but is past the noob and early intermediate stages>>70305671Big differences. You're basically pinning with way less than a normal cycle. Male hormones naturally follow ebs and flows for about 24 hours. On TRT you'll be constantly elevated throughout the day and your results will exceed someone with naturally high test levels.
I have an inguinal hernia that kills me when I try leg exercises that involve hip extension. No squats, no leg press.What kind of legs can I hope to build with just:Romanian deadliftsSeated Leg ExtensionSeated Leg CurlRear Kick machine? Assumed I use good form, good time under tension, slow and controlled negatives...can I build a nice pair of legs and ass with these?
>>70305249sounds fine to me>>70305614yoiu could switch to madcow. it's the next step after SL. might make things a little more comfortable for you.
Anyone know how to add flavor to mixtures? Ran out of prework and I want to make my own.L-Citrulline, Salt, Creatine. Problem is that it tastes wack. Anything I can mix in to make it more palatable
Do I bother counting "incomplete" proteins that don't contain all the amino acids like "complete" proteins do, when counting my macros? Or if I get both in my diet (Eating meat and vegetarian stuff), then it's fine to count both together?
>>70305249Is there any reason why I shouldn’t lift on the same day as I went jogging?
So, long story short I have overtrained before and have just murmured it off until it almost ruined my life.Anywho, I barely move really, something like 5k steps on a big day. But, I try to do 2.5mph on 15% incline on my treadmill everyday for cardio at least, and only for 30-45 minutes. However, I notice as of late I've been limpy lately, last time I got this was when I was doing 30k steps, 90 minutes of cardio, weights, and like 1300 calories a day.Should I um, stop doing cardio for a little bit? I'm "maintaining" atm, even at a 100-600 (whatever I feel like, idrc atm) surplus. Granted I just started the maintence phase, but I wasn't doing anything insane movement wise either. There's simply just know way this can be fucking me this hard can it? I just want to be able to eat more, I've been pretty bingy lately in the morning and then it fucks my calories later. yeah yeah eating disorder idc I'm working on it... just answer the question please if you can, or else I'll just end up doing what i think is fine. Also I have surgery in 8 weeks that'll put me down for like 3 months, but nonetheless.Even possibly change it to 10% at 2mph and just walk "more", but i hate staying in the living room, as other people walk by.
How is my depth?I am really trying to nail my squat form right now and reducing the weight. I’m using 275 here. I’ve been injury riddled the last few years. Is this low enough/how does my form look overall? I struggle being stiff in the hips and tight in the upper back when getting low.
>>70309550You should definitely do less cardio if you are limpy. Is your TDEE really less than 2000kcal? Dam Man, you got it rough. Mine is 4000kcal. Makes bulking difficult but I’ve figured out strategies to get the food
>>70309847Depth is perfect. Can't tell overall form since you uploaded a still but what you show looks good
>>70309990Ah thanks brah. Can’t tell you how much time i have put into specifically working on my t spine mobility. Feels good to get some positive feedback on how I look at the bottom. To give an idea of bad t spine, check out a previous still from a while ago where the upper part of my back is in this rounded-forward state at the bottom. Im low enough, but it looks like shit and feels even shittier on the way up.
I need home ab exercises. Do not say crunches or planking.
>>70310538bicycle crunches, v-ups, ab wheel, leg raises, stomach vacuums>don't say crunchesyou have to contract your core at some point chum
Opinions on rucking? Is it a waste of time or is there value in it?
>>70310624I hate getting down to the floor it makes the blood go to my face it's uncomfy.
>>70310741pointless unless you actually need the skill and practice for your job or something. otherwise it's just going to wear down your joints and put unnecessary stress on your back.
should I supplement SS with arm exercises? I'm phase one and it feels like my arms aren't getting fucked enough, and I heard about t-rex arms from SS
I HAVE 48 HOURS TO FIGURE OUT A NEW PROGRAM AFTER FINISHING SL 5x5Is there a good 3 day a week program for hypertrophy/aesthetics or should I just bite the bullet and do PPL? >>70311645i asked this before and was told ye, https://stronglifts.com/5x5/#Arms
I get kinda bad elbow pain when warming up for dips. Not much pain during working sets.usually in the middle of the night my elbows get stiff/sore, but goes away quickly once I start moving it.Any ideas on fixes?I'm thinking it's due to my elbows not being warmed up. What warm up exercises can I do for elbows?
Is biking uphill (~30° incline) good for leg hypertrophy or is the fact that it's cardio bad for it?Also what are some non-machine thigh adductor exercises?
>>70310741I love it. I run the exact mile to my local supermarket with a tramping pack then ruck back with my groceries. I drink bottled water instead of tap water and also ask my friends if they want me to grab any heavy items for them to get the weight up. I take the steepest streets back home also for the hill climb gains.
I started doing squats last week and already my upper thighs are starting to rub together and chafe when I run any distance. I plan on continuing to squat heavy so this will probably only get worse.Any tips on how to stop this?
>>70305249No, it's fine, everyone wity a brain does it.>>70308342No.>>70309847Depth is good.>>70311818It'll help with cardio and it'll still tone your legs. I've seen plenty of guys that don't lift weights at all, but their calves are jacked from biking all the time.Sumo deadlift can help your adductors.>>70311896Put baby powder in-between your thighs.
Why is abs training so hard? Why can't I do ONE SINGLE exercise every day and be done with it?
>>70302384>minimal connective tissueWhat do you mean by this? As in avoiding hypertrophy of anything besides glutes to make them stand out?
What are some effective ways to train cardio at home without any equipment? Just lots of jumping jacks?
>>70312181Any of those dancing/cardio at home videos on YouTube. Like mountain climbers.
>>70312181Burpees. Prison/Navy Seal burpees will also work out your shoulders and core as they incorporate 2 pushups and you bring your legs up like a bicycle kick on each one.
>>70305249the grocery store i go to has minced chicken breastit's slightly cheaper than the actual chicken breastwhat's the catch? it's even easier to cook
>>70312606maybe a higher fat %?
i was an obese bloatlord my whole life so i got birth giving hips now. i already lift and do my 4(6) compounds to build some basic strength and mass, however i want to make my core wider. i know this wont happen over a few months, i need to be in this for years to actually grow my core but are there any ab exercises that could help my core growth in that regard apart from doing compounds? im already doing abwheel 2x a weeki do NOT care about having visible abs or a 6pack, i just want a strong, wide core
Finally managed to bench 60kg on Monday for 3x12 so I upped the weight yesterday to 65kg and I only managed 10, 8, 8. Is this ok because It's almost 500kg drop in volume?
How fat is too fat to try roller skating? I bought some skates and pads but also don't want to fucking die while learning to skate for the first time.
>>70312803Hanging leg raisesAlso just keep doing squats and diddlies
Can anyone give me a (you)? I wanna see if I'm shadowbanned or something
>>070313176No. I don't think I will
>>70309883fuck... I actually "like" doing it ha ha. Naw my TDEE is like 2250 fully sedentary. I've lost a lot weight so maybe my body is still kinda mad, idk yet. Wish I was about 3000-3500 tbqh, still a fatty at heart
>>70305614>can usually add weight every 2-3 workoutsThat’s excellent progress anon. When you’re stuck and not even deloads fix them, switch to 3x5. After that do madcows 5x5.
>>70311645My first reaction was yes, but then I thought about it a little. You aren’t supposed to be on SS for very long. Maybe 6 months max? You get off of it when you’re no longer making linear progression every week. What I would do if I was you is start thinking about a program for after you’re done with SS. Your focus right now should be getting your major lifts up. That’s way more important to arm development in the long run than trying to supplement 20lb dumbbell curls right now. You ultimately want to be curling heavy, and it’s really not appropriate to do that if you don’t have an appropriate bench, deadlift, ohp, squat etc to match. I currently do 155lb cheat barbell curls (where I use momentum on the first part of the movement) so that I can tax the eccentric part of the lift. This has given me some very good arm development in combination with doing “strict” dumbbell curls with not quite so much weight. This would be a bad idea if my deadlift was like 225lbs.
>>70305614As a rule of thumb, any of the beginner powerlifting routines can be made into intermediate programs by switching progression from daily (+5lbs every workout) to weekly (+5lbs every monday).
>>70312803Farmer's walks and weighted side bends. What you're looking for isn't actually direct ab work, but working the obliques will help give your core a wider appearance.
Can anyone here recommend a good scale?
>>70311988You can. I got nice abs from the work of deadlifts, squats, and hanging leg raises or roman chair leg raises. Anything that brings your legs parallel to the ground at the hips are a big help for abs. Ive also heard ab wheels are great for it
>>70313236consider adding swimming and biking to balance out your cardio if walking/running is leaving you limpy. This will let you get cardio but stress different areas of your body to take the load off. Just make sure you *ease* into them. If you don't, speaking from experience, you will fuck your shoulders from swimming, and your IT band/knees with biking. Once you aren't limping you can ease back into rooning
>>70311752SL, SS, etc all have intermediate variations if you want to keep your workouts mostly the same. PPL is alright but the legs can fall behind. Only having DL's once per week and squatting once per week is gonna slow progress. Also disagreement about whether DL's are for leg days or pull days. If you do them on legs, it interferes with your only squatting day, further slowing the progress of squats/legs. For that reason I usually prefer an intermediate variation of a regular full body beginner program.
Is going neutral grip on incline dumbbell press that much of a difference from barbell/horizontal grip? I want to get a deeper stretch otherwise but get limited by the dumbbells touching my chest.
>>70311645I always did pull-ups or chin-ups and dips on SS, always thought that was enough supplemental work for nice looking arms. Im also short tho so YMMV
>>70313931alright I will, thanks
How to fix this belly?
I was lifting regularly for years with no injuries etc and then one day suddenly the middle of my back between my spine and shoulder blade starting hurting really bad along with my sternum. Couldn't twist my upper body etc. Thought it got better quickly but each time I would train it would come back. Repeated this a few times before completely cutting the gym until fully recovered. It's been six months since I last trained but it's still not totally better. If I flex my chest hard or push my hands together in front of my chest it hurts. Bodyweight push ups hurt. If I slouch forward while sitting for a bit and then sit straight or stretch my spine and sternum both hurt. It has gotten better from the start but the recovery is incredibly slow. I had x-rays taken and all my bones are perfectly fine. What the fuck is going on bros, do I just need more time to recover fully?
>>70314230To clarify, the pain isn't constant and at this point during my every day life I almost never feel it anymore. But it's STILL painful to exercise after 6 months. I can play tennis or cycle or sprint etc with no pain whatsoever but lifting hurts. If I keep my core super tight, I feel less or no pain. When it was bad even 1 pushup would hurt my sternum. Now I can do maybe 10 before it hurts but before everything I could do 30+ easy with no pain whatsoever, I was doing 2pl8 bench and weighted dips with no pain. Only thing I can think of Is I started doing more heavy dumbbell bench and less barbell bench. Did I JUST my cartilage or something? Does costochondritis take six months or more to heal????
>>70312809>for the first timeBro you never went skating? How did you miss that? Different times I guess. It's not about weight as much as it is balance and getting used to having wheels for feet. Go to a roller rink where you don't really go and watch people skate for a bit first to get an idea of how it should work. Then try it out. How fat are you?
>>70314005Stop eating. Eat less. Fast. Start your day with stims and skip breakfast. Your body will get used to it pretty quickly if consistent. Stick to whole foods. The body in pic has the possibility of being a 9/10 or an actual 10 if the weight is reduced. Genetic diamond in the rough.
What split would you recommend that is not 6 days per week and isn't upper lower? I'm interested in bodybuilding, used to lift for strength.
>>70306158Eventually that inguinal hernia will grow even larger and protrude further, causing more discomfort and increasing your risk of it twisting calling for immediate surgery and the surgeon will have to literally cut it out to save your life.Do the responsible thing and get it corrected then you can worry about your lifts.
>>70314315I had bad balance as a kid so i spent more time playing tekken 3 in the arcade part of the rink. I'm about 280 but I've been losing weight and exercising and I figured this would add fun variety to building cardio. That and jet set radio.
>>70311752>>70313787>>70313957thanks for the responses. I'll probably finish my workouts with some light dips and chinup sets where I go until one rep left in the tank. while my legs and back got smashed, I always felt like my arms could do a little more
Whats up guys finally hit the gym with a buddy of mine for the first time in my life last week. Im not in bad shape but Id like to get bigger. We did a full body workout but hit lower body harder than upper body.. Im just wondering if its normal to still have sore upper legs and glutes 5 days after working out? Im going back on monday and want to know if I should avoid legs or just push through it and hit them again?
MY FUCKING BACK AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA>Be me>Sacrum hurts>try to ignore it>pain continues whenever I lay down whether it's the stomach or on my back>go to Chiropractor and massage therapist>both help but not 100%>genuinely don't know what to do
does anyone here have an excel template to track workouts on like exercise sets x reps etc?
could Incline DB benching on a saturday hurt my heavy benching on a monday?
My friend can now bench more than me and keeps gloating about it like a smug prick. I have to beat him. Is eating a shit ton and gaining weight lots of weight gunna help me do it? I don't care how I'll look, obviously I'll try and eat high protein meals though. Also shall I train chest more than 3 times a week?
>>70316110Bench does respond well to weight gain, yes. But you should do bench specific programming if you want your bench to go up as opposed to training muscle groups exclusively. Technique gains make a huge difference.
Should my middle back be sore after deadlifts or am I headed for snap city
>>70314775If you have literally never worked out its not that weirdAs long as its sore/achy and not a sharp pain
its understood that its hard to build muscle while eating at a caloric deficit, but what about building strength? if youre a noob will your lifts improve regardless of being in a fasted state?
>>70316917Yes, due to increased technical proficiency. But those will eventually stall as well.
What to do about gas? Ever since I cleaned my diet, I wake up perfectly fine, but by the end of the day it's near constant farting.
5lb tub of Optimum Nutrition protein powder is now 85bux. What are good alternatives? I refuse to pay this much for something that used to be $50 for the longest time
Does doing a ORM have any physical benefit?It seems like all it is, is a risky lift for nothing other than your ego.
>>70305249can I completely cut out barbell squats and replace them with bulgarian split squats? I still do deadlifts but I think squats have given me a pretty bad imbalance and I've just stopped enjoying them recently
>>70317367Eggs and Beef.Remember that protein is kind of a meme. The 1 g/lb of bw is bunk, 1 g/lb of lean bw is a better aiming point and even then less won't completely ruin you. Optimization is cancer
Why does some coffee give me explosive shits and others are pleasant and kind to my stomach?
>>70317506I wish I FUCKING knew, I experience the exact same thing. It's like clockwork, 30 minutes after finishing my stomach goes sicko mode and I need to rush to the toilet or I'm gonna shit my pants
>>70317499I know I can just eat more meat, but I work 12 hour days and don't have time for that. Shakes are the ideal solution for me atm
>>70305249I'm getting back pain seemingly from exercising even though I've been doing the same core workout since 3 weeks. I tried stretching since 3 days with no noticeable results yet. It's becoming uneasy just to fucking sit. What should I do?
>>70317563Do you have any idea how undescriptive "back pain" is?? Muscle pain? Spine pain? Tailbone pain?
Neck training has been fairly difficult and somewhat painful. I've just been using some plates and a towel on my head for it (no bridges or anything like that).Im assuming I should just lower the weight, but how should I program progression on these? Currently doing them 3x/week with sets of 10, 12, or 15 depending on if it's the first, second or third session that week. Also should I just invest in one of those meme head straps?
>>70317970less weight, more reps. progress slowly.
>>70318056See, I've been doing 4-way training>neck curls (chin to chest)>lateral neck flex (ear to shoulders, both directions)>neck extension (back of head toward the back)Not sure if that explains it correctly
>>70317545Then suck it up and buy your powder? Or search for cheaper options?
Will your dick recover after you stop taking fin or gone for good? Taken for two weeks libido completely gone but if I choose to masturbate I get really hard, not sure what is going on but i'm scared
>catch a gril looking at me>she's cute. stare back, try and smile>same thing every time, walk, turn my way for a second, no matyer where I am, keep moving>try and keep it polite, wave, smile>gets to the point that I can tell when she'll turn my way when I see her>today gym staff pulled me aside>said I made her uncomfortabledamn I thought I was getting mires
NOOB HERE PLEASE RESPOND:So i am a 125lbs dyel and have been lifting since late december, last saturday i benched 140 for 8 reps for 3 sets, so today i added 5 pounds to my bench for a total of 145 and only could do 5 reps for 3 setsis this normal? how the hell did 5 pounds crashed my number of reps that much? i also ask because 1RM-5RM calculators say i should be able to bench way more but i guess those dont work unless you test your actual 1-3RM instead of putting your 8RM like i did
>>70305671You asked in fraud and you're still a retard. Fuck off
Started cutting drastically, waaaayto drasticI feel like shit 24/7, can’t even sleep wellI’m around 15%bfWhat are you eating on a cut, I simply decided to not eat/barely eat. I can do that but I feel like shit.
what are acceptable strength standards? at what point should a regular lifter be concerned about muscle weakness
Any swimchads here able to explain why when I was younger, water wouldn't rush into my nose underwater but now that I'm older it does? Saltwater getting into my sinus/throat is unbelievably annoying
>>70319779>Acceptable strength standardsMeaning what exactly?>Muscle weaknessAlways...?
>>70319984how do you tell if your muscles are healthy strength for your body or you are abnormally weak. its hard to tell because strength varies from person to person
>>70320301Probably terrible technique breakdown on certain parts of lifts
>>70314445You're going to fall down, it is unavoidable and the heavier you are the bigger the risk of injury, the first thing you need to do is learn to fall. The key is to fall forwards, drop to your knees, catch yourself with your arms, If you fall over backwards at your weight you will most likely break your wrists if you try to catch yourself instinctively and you may break your ass, either way it will suck a lot. Make sure you get hand/wrist guards, knee & elbow pads, and a helmet.Find a spot that is as flat and smooth as possible, starting out you will feel every little bump in the pavement and they can really trip you up when you aren't used to it.I got into skating myself to spice up my cardio days and while its fun and burns calories, the learning process can take time, especially if you don't already have any experience with something similar like ice skating.
What percentage of my daily protein intake should come from whey? Lets say I need 145g of protein a day, I currently take 1/3rd of that through whey.
I have started getting hip pain (?) from squats, they are at the connecting point between the legs to the torso I assume at the top of the femur bone area. Is this a sign of bad form? Or can I just ignore it? So far it only stings a bit but the pain carries over. I can feel it when running.
>>70305249What do I do to strengthen my asshole or my rectum is it kegels or kegs or whatever i thought thats only for the pussy vagina but i swear my asshole must be going bad because i have this experience when i shower so what happens is I wash my body with a bar of soap and when i begin to wash between my crack i push the bar of soap and rub it on my asshole because I want a clean anus so i rub the bar on my asshole and just lightly pushing the bar of soap on my asshole causes me to fart so what do i do what can i do to make my anus strongers because as it stands my anus farts at the touch so im deadass afraid that when i get raped im going to accidentally shit myself because the penis will barely touch my anus and ill fart that's just contact too so if i feel penetration when my ass gets taken by rapists I'm dead certain they will get my feces on their penis so what do i do im straight i like women so I do not want to be skinny because i will be forced to crossdress again
>>70321028Are you doing the poop exercise where you poop halfway out and then suck it back in? Do it 5x5 times 3 times a week.
I'm planning on getting my test checked at a clinic. Any other checks/exams anons recommend while I'm already getting my blood done?
>>70321028nigga didn't use a single comma or dot in 1200 words, sign of extremely low iq
>was gifted an expensive watch>arms are barely wider than the watch face>had to remove 7 sections from the band so it would not swing around on my armNeed to make my wrists bigger ASAP. Any ideas?
How long can the cooked chicken and rice stay in the fridge ??
Is it ok to bring my own rings to the gym and hang them over the pull up bar in order to do pull ups? There are several pull up bars at the new gym I started going to and all of them are too close to the ceiling, thus I'm forced to either shorten the ROM or I'll hit my head against the ceiling. I believe the rings will enable me to do full ROM pull ups.
>>70322010Around 7-10 days if it was fresh at the time of cooking.>>70321246Cortisol.
>>70320737thanks for the advice anon
Is chest supported rows inherently better than bent over rows? Or does each target diff groups? I only care abbout working my back, I don't care for stabilizers in this moment because I train stabilizers/core separately by the end. of each day
>>70323004Idk but seal rows hit my back differently than reg bent rowsDoing both is prob good
today marks a full month of not skipping gym at all, my longest streak ever and i'm loving it. Even on rest days i WANT to go to the gym now. Is there a guide on how to flex each muscle? i'd like to feel them when flexed but i dont know how to flex the obscure ones in my back and chest
Why do I never get sore? I lift as much as I can and my lifts are increasing but I never get sore. Is it because I sleep 9 hours every night?
Is masturbation really that bad for you?
so ive always been doing chinups and pullups with resistance bands and what i feared got kind of confirmed lately: they help TOO much on the part im super weak at (the part where you depress your shoulders and start pull up), is there a way to offset this or should i just switch to negatives?also are bench dips just a progression towards regular dips or do they hit the triceps more than regular dips already do anyway?
what's the best cardio exercise to boost lung capacity + heart health without compromising gains? I heard long runs burn too much, so does that mean interval/guerilla cardio good? I have fast metabolism and eat around 3k calories a day
Will stimulants help me grow muscle, or do the opposite? Because I got diagnosed with ADHD and need to take Ritalin to study
>>70324296Depends on the individual. It seems that some people are wired differently in terms of needing to seek out novelty. For example, there are some guys that can fap to Swimsuit catalogs forever and then you have the populations of /gif/ and /d/.>>70324704Walking, cycling or swimming
>>70324704HIIT or biking if you want to keep your joints at age 60
>>70313176here (you) go bro
Does it make any sense to take cialis before a social occasion to have a little bit of a pump the whole time?
Whenever I do lunges my OTHER leg gets a lot of the load.So for example I try doing the motion on my left leg and my right leg feels like it's taking 50% of the load.How can I improve my posture in the lunges so this doesn't happen?I also have mild lumbar scoliosis so the issue affects my right leg a bit more (the concave side).
Thoughts on tongkat ali and/or fadogia? Since I'm nearing 30 I feel like my test is lower - more anxiety, less libido, etc. etc.
>>70319779>what are acceptable strength standards?There really aren't but the best guess would probably be bodyweight exercises.If you can do like 20 perfect form push ups in one set then your upper body is decently strong I'd say. Same thing for ~10 pullups for back and ~50 squats for lower body.>at what point should a regular lifter be concerned about muscle weaknessWhen it becomes a noticeable problem, meaning you notice that you're bottlenecked in certain lifts by specific muscle groups. Ex. your forearms tire on pullups before your back / your triceps give out before your chest on pushups.Or anything like that.
>>70324296Eh idk really.Since my life became busier I went from fapping everyday / every other day to fapping once / twice a week.I've seen no improvements in voice depth, hair growth, muscle gains or endurance. I maybe get a bit more free time in the day and maybe more energy but that's about it.I can say with certainty that I haven't seen any negative effects.
>>70324704>boost lung capacityHow have you not though of swimming yet m8?
I recently got back into lifting after a long (several years) layoff and I'm taking it more seriously this time. I've been lifting four times a week for the past month and I'm still getting DOMS after just about every workout, which I didn't used to experience before. Is that good, bad, or neither?
>>70325260Preferably you don't want DOMs, it could be lack of sleep but I had the same experience when I got back to lifting after a 1-2 year break. It went away after a month.
10 years ago I had plantar fascia surgery for a clubbed foot. I think blood flow is not turning right. How should I sit down in order to make the circulation in my leg work better?
>>70325282You might be onto something because I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping through the night recently. I hadn't thought of that as causing my soreness. I've been trying to work on it, I go to sleep on time and don't have trouble falling asleep, but I'll wake up after only five hours or so and usually can't get back to sleep. I've had this for as long as I can remember though, periods of weeks where I'll have insomnia and then it'll go away as suddenly as it arrived.
Got a bottle of picrel for free. I'm already skinny, can I use this to have more energy through the day?
>>70325539No. Eat more and sleep more. Everything else is a meme.At best this will give you a hard kick where you'll be all jittery and raise your blood pressure but then you'll crash and feel like shit for the rest of the day. If you take enough you develop tolerance but at that point it'll have no effect on you and you'll have fucked up your body for zero returns.Try black tea if you want a little pick-me-up in the morning / evening with virtually no negative effects.
>>70325585Ok, what is the intended use for these then, having more energy for workouts?
>>70325621In theory the purpose is to megadose caffeine for the purpose of a better pump / blood flow during a workout. They all advertise some magic shit but they're pretty much caffeine + vitamins, something you can simulate with an extra strong coffee and good diet.An unhealthy gimmick at best, a waste of money at worst.
I quit alcohol for Lent and I've been extremely hungry. Is this normal or did I get a tapeworm or something?
>>70325676Alcohol has a lot of calories. If you were eating enough calories while drinking and then quit without filling in the gap then you're simply on a deficit.Could also be withdrawal symptoms.
Planning to experiment with training 5 times a week instead of 4, what kind of exercises should I select for 2nd push day? On my usual push day I do Prone Trap Raises 4x10, Decline Chest flies 4x12 DB Flat Bench Press 4x8-10 Incline Bench Press 4x8-10 Triceps Pushup 4x AMAP Tricep Pushdown 4x12>inb4 dips & lat raisesdone on separate shoulder dayAny suggestions extremely welcome
Should I snack on something?I feel kind of full.
>>70305249>Be 19>Workout>Out of breathIf i stop smoking how long will it take to fix this?
>>70326467Just stop smoking.Idk 3 months? I pulled the number out of my ass.
Calves: is there a consensus on low reps high weight vs high reps (even 15 if not more) with lower weight
Does saw palmetto decrease T?I think my prostate may be enelarged since I had difficulties pissing, after taking it for a few weeks it's been cleared up
I piss like every half hour. It's been like this for like a decade. Fucking why?
>>70326740>worrying about lowering TLiterally plecebo, unless you're chugging sóy the effects of virtually anything are insignificant compared to factors like sleep and diet quality.TLDR: I have no idea but I doubt it'd matter even if it did reduce T.
Chest press machine or Smith machine? That's all I have access to at Planet Fitness.
>>70309847ATG or nothing. Go lower.
My complex gym uses only machines. Am I going to make it or should I look for a gym?
>cutting>lose weight on every lift>2 months later start progressing again while bodyweight continues to dropWhy?
>>70328696You can build a good body with just machines depending on what machines you have available. You'll be missing all your stabilizing muscles so your ability to apply your strength outside the gym will be lower but if that doesn't bother you then it's not a problem.
I've started having back problems about a year ago. Early 30s male. When I bend down, kneel, squat, or lift an object off the ground, there's a chance my back will freak out and put me through pain. Sometimes I even wake up in pain.I obviously want to do something about it. What does /fit/ think of yoga? To me it looks incredibly fucking gay, but at this point I'll try anything.
>>70329436Yoga is fucking great, fuck what other people say about it. Also if you're overweight try fasting.
Can I escape skinnyfat with a 40lb dumbbell set or would calisthenics be a better option even though it will take longer?
>>70329789You can escape skinnyfat doing anything by just doing some kind of exercise and eating less food but a higher percentage of protein.
>>70330170would you say the length/intensity of the workout matters? current routine takes about 30 minutes every other day. Whenever I log my food I'm way the hell off even my maintenance but I've stayed at the same weight for a long while
>>70330254Doing more cardio or anything that keeps your heart rate up will burn more calories of course, but you can probably get by just fine with a 30 minute workout if you can manage to overload all of your targeted muscles in that time. If you're eating less than maintenance and you aren't losing weight then you either overestimated your maintenance or underestimated how much you ate.
>>70330356>overestimated your maintenance or underestimated how much you ate.My TDEE last time I checked was something like 2600 calories. Even being on the safe side it was still 2300 or so. I think it may be a mix of both, I'm really afraid of getting fat againBy overload do you mean doing more or doing difficult versions? For example going from doing 20 push ups to 25 or going from push ups to diamond push ups?
>>70330477>My TDEE last time I checked was something like 2600 caloriesYou'd have to be pretty heavy for that to be accurate. Assuming that's right, you'd want to eat at most 2100 calories to lose weight, and if that doesn't get you any results then drop it again to 1600. I still think you're likely overestimating your maintenance calories though. Make sure you weigh yourself after you wake up and go to the bathroom but before you eat or drink anything for a more accurate measurement. >By overload do you mean doing more or doing difficult versionsYou can progressively overload by doing more reps, more weight (or just a harder exercise), or cutting your rest time. You need to keep making the workout harder in one of those ways to develop.
How do you count olive oil when making food? I make some fajitas and I used evoo in the mix. Obviously some gets stuck to the bowl and some gets stuck in the pan. How do I count this in my calories.
>>70330938You don't worry about it.
>>70330938Use spoons, count the whole spoon.
>>70330938If it went in food you're eating you count all the calories. Trying to figure out the calories from a few teaspoons of oil left in the bottom of the pan isn't worth the time or effort. Either you're ok with the calories the oil adds to your food or your not.
Courtesy bump so people can be healthy :)
I still don't understand how weight gain and loss works. My BMR is 7000kJ and say for simplicity I am sedentary for a day. There are 37000kJ in 1kg of fat. If I eat 14000kJ does that mean I will gain 190g in that day? Or, if I don't eat anything will I lose 190g in that day? (7000/37000=0.190)
>>70305249Why I look much better in a mirror than in photos? Is it because it's not me in the mirror and my mirror me works out more?How do I photo fraud?
how often do you need to take a deload/light week?
whats stopping me from just doing bicep curls and pushups as a routine?
I'm pretty lean/muscular but don't see much for striations. I can see a bit in my delts when i flex but thats it. Do I need to cut carbs? Stop taking creatine?
>>70332347most people every 4th week or so, depends a lot on you.
>>70332155Angle and lighting my friend. Its the /fit mans equivalent to makeup>lift more
what can I do to target my pecs more when benching? I fear triceps are doing most of the work
>>70333091>I fear triceps are doing most of the workThats normal depending on how you bench desu desu. Dips/pushups are better for pecs
Is this good progress for 3 and half months? I am trying to loose weight and gain muscle at the same time while only doing pull ups and push ups so I know I can't expect much, but what do you think? Should I continue or change my strategy now?
I see these charts of peoples weight loss and it is always going up and down. I lost like 4 pounds 2 days ago but this morning gained it all back. Why does this happen and will it go away with time?
>>70333558Your body is 70% water. It's constantly changing
Upcoming party where everyone will be in bathing clothes.How do I look as good as possible? Already been cutting for a while and look decent with some ab definition in the mornings.Should I eat low carb/salt and drink a lot of water a few days before? Won't that also make the muscles smaller?
>>70333929Cut until 2 days before and then refeed to swell back upDO NOT SHOW UP CARB DEPLETED
>>70333403Hard to say when the pictures are so different in pose and lightning. But looks like an improvement.You'll need more than push ups and pull ups. Read the sticky and go to a gym.
>>70333558Quit watching the scaleTake measurements but really focus on how you lookAt my peak, my body would swing up to 9.5lbs in a single dayGetting autistic about it D E S T R O Y S gains
>>70333940But won't that also make my abs less visible?
>>70333091Pause reps and arching a littleAll presses are majority tricep movements>>70332802It means you need to get biggerYou can't look like a big dude as a smol boy>>70332706The fear of becoming the gym pajeet>>70332347Only if you're running a real (linear progression) program when you stall 3 weeks in a row>>70332129It isn't an exact scienceThere's waste being pushed through, water retention, protectionary bloating, diet composition etcIf you eat properly (0.8gprotein/lb of lean mass, 2-2.5x that for carbs, remaining calories from fat) you can get closer to being able to autistically calculate expectations but just, in general, getting this autistic about it will hurt you dearly long termSource: I'm fuckhuge and do subjective eatingAlso see: the redditor who made no progress in 10 years>>70330477Being afraid to get fat again will hinder your progress more than anythingJust eat and watch how you look. Some people look better heavier (usually due to adequate water retention)
>>70305249I pinched a nerve in my neck 3 months ago and it's not getting better on its own. My right arm is literally 40% weaker. Anyone experience this? Know what they can do to fix it?
>>70328030I would try getting a real gym membership>>70326748Either prostate problems, lack of electrolytes or lack of food altogether >>70326491Cardio is best for calves>>70325676Alcohol has a ton of calories, eat more>>70325539This will rek you lmao>>70325322Just do cardio in between sits>>70325182Those are memesrhodiola and panac ginseng have actually been proven to lower cortisol (stress/anxiety) which aids to increase test over time.Fenugreek is also the only standalone supplement proven to increase test>>70325121Just stop lunging and do more squats>>70324791ADHD is the biggest psyche scam on the planetYou have to discipline yourself and force yourself to do thingsThen, after a while, you do things just to do them Get off the amphetamines and figure your shit out>>70324670I would train doing trap raises on a captains chair(arms straight, lift and lower your body using only your shoulders)The heaviest exercises always yield the best resultsIt has to do with how your body responds to controlled stress
>>70323751You probably aren't lifting heavy enough at enough volumeyou should never be sore 2 days later, but you should feel something the next day>>70323004Absolutely notBarbell rows use every part of your back. With proper form, that means they hit the parts you're talking about even better>>703207710% Your body isn't made to deal with refined protein. It reks your testosterone compared to eating real food>>70319747You're retarded lmaooo>>70319314You should have been doing sets of 5 all alongYou'd be at 185x5 by now>>70318796DHT is better test than testFin has horrible sides including Alzheimer'sDeal with the hair for real, don't kill yourself with fin>>70317563Stretch obv lmaooo
Was there a Sir comic this year?
>>70317479The more weight you move, the more muscle fibers get recruited/usedThat's why 8sets of 3 will yield wayyyyyyyyy more gains than 3 sets of 8>>70317367Meat lmaooo powder is garbage>>70317066That means you need to shit againDid you just start this whole being-a-human thing???>>70316917Not really>>70316833Your thoracic junction is inflamedThis used to happen to meAt the start of the pull "throw" your shoulders backIt also helps to stay as upright as possibleLooking down(tuck your chin) also helps>>703161103 times is probably too muchRun SS and eat >>70314775Do cardio after next time>>70314357Chest&backShoulders & armsLegsDo the heaviest compounds first and work your way down. I prefer 7 sets of 5 but you have to increase your heavy volume slowlyI achieved 3+/4/5+ on this program and peaked at 274lbs@8% bf @ 6'4 (I looked like Bradley Martyn)It allows your CNS to recover on arm day so you don't get burnt out like on pull/push/legs>>70314005Cum on it moreShe's absolutely delicious(Lick posting goes here)
>>70334127Yes but it came earlier and randomly when he posted it in a thread where the topic came up.
>>70334127Where can I find it?
>>70334157Don't know but it was shit
>>70334152Do you have it?
>>70313945The "stretch" is a memeJust lift heavier in barbell incline andnwork on getting your test up>>70312807Why the fuck would you ever bench more than 8 reps.4-6 is idealThis board is so fucking delusionalYou want more volume? Do more sets, don't waste your time with bitch weight christ>>70311792Means you're turning your arms improperly and torquing the joint>>70307525Stop being so autistic about itJust take measurements and pics. Yoyl thank me later
>>70334024Go to a doctor fucking kekEven a physical therapist or chiro would know
>>70333957Women don't care "how visible" your abs are. They want a man who looks strong. Less abs+ more chest/back/arms/shoulders is better than abs+ flat everything else
>>70314005Hello, I would like one thiccy briccy, please.To go is fine, yes.
>>70334148>>70334180LMAO you're a fucking retard. Stop giving bad advice.
HATE SPRAIN SHOULDERSCANT LIFT SHITWHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO NOW? Can't even squat bro, shoulder spazzes out
>>70334226Being lean is everything, buddy.
>>70334234I love when n00bs try to fight with me.I'm not super strong, but I've been unbelievable jacked as a natty You can't continue to listen to roiding memesters and spin your wheels indefinitely or you can listen to someone whose actually made it.Your choice. Idgaf which you choose, but stfu and try to understand that the fitness industry as a whole is the largest cesspool of retardation out there.
>>70334243This mentality is how you end up making zero progress in 10-15 years of lifting. As a natty, you have to gain a little fat to gain muscle, but the more lean mass you have, the easier it is to cut.I look big in XXL shirts AND I have abs. I didn't get here by obsessing over my leanness when I was DYEL mode
>>70334253>n00bs>I've been unbelievable jacked as a nattyDelusional retard
>>70334267I bulked hard in the winter and reached 2pl8 bench as a noob. I’m ready to bulk hard again to reach 3pl8, but I want to be lean for the summer.>inb4 2pl8 is dyelNo shit
>>70334290I'm basically saying that people who obsess over leanness are the equivalent of /fa/ggots and don't actually care about fitness at all. Peak performance (maximum fitness) happens around 12-15% bf. You can't have abs at those % unless you're a big boy.>>70334273I'm pretty sure I've been lifting longer than you've been aliveGo back to tik tok n stay off my board fkn lmaoooooo
I woke up with a really painful erection, am I going to die?
>>70334321You literally strawmanned me with no counterpoints and now you're calling out invalid arguments?You're a real piece of work, big guy.
>>70334451>priapism>am I going to die?Absolutely.
>>70334451Only if you touch it
When I feel pain in or between my abs, am I at risk for a hernia or would that feel completely different?
Anyone have a mouthguard they can recommend? I stick my tongue out when lifting and I know I'm one bad failure away from biting it off.
>>70334518I'm a cis woman btw does that change anything?
>>70334669You should be doing the bracing maneuver which requires your mouth to be closedWork on that first
back and biceps are my lagging muscles, how bad of an idea is it to train them every time I go to the gym (3 times a week)?
>be me>fucked around with zercher carries yesterday>about 10 minutes total and sore as fuck afterwards>today is upper day>elbows are sore>barely grind out OHP>elbows and forearms flare up at the bottom of every rep>bench press>death gripping the bar hurts my elbows and forearms>feel week as shit at the bottom of each rep and the inside of my elbows gets a weird ache>hit a weight for 4 that I normally do for 8>call the session there bc I don't want to break anything>arms feel fine now (about an hour later)Med-anons, whats the diagnosis? Did I snap my shit?
Somebody rate my routine>home gymmonday strength>3x5 cg bench>5x5 bench>3x5 ohp>5x5 row>3x8 curls>3x8 db tricep exttuesday lower>5x5 squat>5x5 dlthursday upper 70% TM>4x8 bench>4x8 ohp>4x8 row>3x8 curls>3x8 db tricep extfriday lower 70% TM>4x8 squat>3x8 dl
I plan to travel a fair amount in the summer so obviously no cooking. Is it better to just do a fuckload of cardio or try and eat from specific places?
>dyel>warm up to bench top set (60kg)>20,30,40,50,55,57.5kg>first working set 4 reps, 5th rep failure, have to use safety bars>2nd working set do 5 reps with prob 1 more in the tankdid i not warm up properly?
>>70335986>Is it better to just do a fuckload of cardioThat one so you can enjoy the scenery and the food
I'm a fatty and new to working out. How do I fit in cardio with weights? Should I do cardio everyday I do weight, or on the off days?
I hope I'm banned.
>>70336718The only way to definitely get perma-banned is to post pizza, anon. Don't do it.
>>70330966>>70330982But the Food is for me and my gf so it's hard to count it fully.
>>70335986Bring canned chicken and protein powder. You’ll be able to hit your protein target easily and have a decent amount of calories remaining for a couple of nice meals. Don’t forget to enjoy nice dinners every now and then when vacating. Fitness should be a long term lifestyle.>>70336079Could be a number of reasons. Most likely too little rest between last warmup and first working, or just technique.
>>70336718at the very least get your fanny out
Can pfas cause ibd? If so is the only answer allergy shits? Only thingvthat really fits ss i can't handke apples, carrots, or watermelon
>>70337698Fuck my phone for that
>>70328601It’s very difficult for me to get lower than this. I get extremely stiff at the bottom. Even if I only have the bar on my back, this is about as low as I can get
How good is it to fast when cutting?I feel like its just gonna torpedo my gains down but I'll drop weight like crazy at the same time
>>70337881No cutting allowed, newfagDrink the milk NOW
>>70334982Back good, biceps badYou should be doing heavy controlled curls but that compromises them when you go to deadlift>>70336361Cardio after liftingIt's best for your heart AND recovery>>70337698You need fiber. You might have an allergy but for most people, diarrhea is seized bowelsThat's actually why it's better to cut by increasing activity instead of cutting intake>>70337868Work on your formYou should *be able to* drop all the way but you should stop just below parallelIf you can't go ass to grass, you need to fix your foot placement, push your hips forward, and work on mobility >>70337881You'll be better off long term to eat a bunch of small meals at a deficit
Should I still fuck with squats if I have bad butt wink?
skinnyfat here bulkinglifting 4x a weekhave been bulking for the better part of 8 months nowup from 72kg to 78kg im 176cm should i continue? my weights on the bar have increased
>>70338276You can work on fixing your butt wink (slowing down your descent, keeping your ribs stacked over your hips, not sticking your ass out to initiate the descent, not forcing depth that isn't there) and in general butt wink isn't anything too serious to worry about.
>>70338276Fix your formTurn your toes out, bring your heels in so you can naturally drop ass to grassLet your knees travel out past your toes while keeping your heels down and try to keep your torso as vertical as possible by pushing your hips forward (knees should follow your toes out to give you the room to do this)T.lmao4pl8 atg skwatter
>>70338218Fiber compounds issues rather than solving them in my experience, thanks anyway.
>>70338297>Bulking for 8 months>Gained 15 lbsSounds like you don't really know what "bulking" meansYour ideal physique weighs 40lbs more than you thinkEat more, do more heavy volume
>>70338365i cant see myself with ~20kg more anonim already getting a bit chubby around the belly
>>70338362If fiber makes it worse, you might legitimately have an allergyI'd cut out milk, corn, onions and alcohol
>>70338370Then do more heavy compounds to recomp and then keep bulkingAdd in some cardio but maintain your bodyweight
>>70338389i do 4x8 compoundsupper lower rest upper lower rest restwont maintaing just well maintain the current muscle mass?
>>70338414If you increase your metabolism while maintaining your current weight, you'll learn out. You'll have to eat more(cuz you're adding in volume/cardio) but you'll lose fat as your body holds more lean massI would consider doingUpper compoundsShoulders+armsLegsUSLUSLx Like arnies blueprint. I got big AND strong on it working up to 7-10 sets of 5 on the big lifts and doing LISS everyday
>>70338462sounds goodalthough i only have a barbell and some db because lifting in a home gymill look into thencurrently doing a barbell phul variation
>>70338370If you're already happy with your body and have a diet that works for you there's no need to go further. You might not be the biggest guy in the room but assuming you just want abs or whatever you don't need to be gigantic. I'd just lift until you're satisfied with how big your muscles are and then cut to lose the fat and show em off. There's nothing wrong with ottermode or anything.
>>70338477nah dont really care about absjust want to get bigger honestly but not in the too fat wayi know ill never be the biggest guy anywherealthough my gains have been pretty decent looking back
>>70338476I like PHUL but if you're tryna get big, you need more consistent heavy volume and the appetite to match
>>70338477>You don't need to be giganticYou're on the wrong board, anonHere:>>>/lgbt/
>>70338500hmm i did nsuns 4day lp for a couple of monthsalthough stopped doing it because some das took me 2+ hours to finish the setsif i just the HUL days i.e. 8-12 reps days every day maybe that should add more volume right?
I'm the biggest I've ever been and look the least like I lift. My arms are the only "good" part and I don't even train them properly. That's all.
>try inc db chest flyes for the first time >"7.5 kg to test the waters">15,12,10 reps close to failurebros... how is such little weight challenging me this much? i know im a massive dyel but holy shitlike the chest pump tho
I got blood blisters on my ballsack. One of them is protruding and it hurts if I mive it… how tf do these form, and how can I get rid if them…?
Dips on the same day as bench: yay or nay?(3x10 for each. I have another day where I do heavy bench for 5x3 and no dips)
>>70338554So you're fat ..
>>70305249>>70305249I have a dumb questionWith deadlifts I literally don’t know how to get my back straight, like I know you’re supposed to pull your chest up but, I still get upper back pain. Is it okay to sort of do it in reverse? As in set my back straight standing up and then rdl into place? My back hurts
form check guys? shit felt pretty heavy today. its fucking over 100 fahrenhaithttps://youtube.com/shorts/aeal7JZFZcw?si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarE
>>70339505It's called a top down set up. Perfectly fine to do if it works for you.>>70339565You're not neutral
How much time should I rest between sets?
does anyone know the effects delta-8 have on liftin
>>70339766I'd say three minutes but that's going for strength. If you're going for hypertrophy, one minute>Furthermore, in terms of chronic adaptations, resting 3-5 minutes between sets produced greater increases in absolute strength, due to higher intensities and volumes of training. Similarly, higher levels of muscular power were demonstrated over multiple sets with 3 or 5 minutes versus 1 minute of rest between sets. >Conversely, some experiments have demonstrated that when testing maximal strength, 1-minute rest intervals might be sufficient between repeated attempts; however, from a psychological and physiological standpoint, the inclusion of 3- to 5-minute rest intervals might be safer and more reliable. When the training goal is muscular hypertrophy, the combination of moderate-intensity sets with short rest intervals of 30-60 seconds might be most effective due to greater acute levels of growth hormone during such workouts. >https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19691365/I also read something about 3 minutes being better than 5 minutes because you get more sets in, and the slightly better recuperation after five minutes didn't correlate directly with that much more power.
If cold shower is good for recovery, is cold air also good?
>>70328860thanks bro appreciate it. I guess i can use it in a pinch and later on I can switch to free weights, albeit lower.
Ketogenic anons, how long does it usually take your muscle to recover? I'm aware nonketogenic anons take 72+ hours to fully recover a muscle from a workout, but I'm curious just how big of an impact ketogenic diets make on the recovery, as they definitely improve other aspects, such as swelling and pain.
>lifted last wednesday, went on a booze vacation for 4 days>got diarrhoea from a something that I ate today, presumably from an item that might have gone bad while I was away traveling>literally had to leave gym 1/8th into the Push day as I was leaving for WC after every set and was about to black out>will rest until Wednesday, and by that time, I will be 35 pints in, with shit diet for 7 days and no exercise but 10k steps each dayI am kinda sad, I hope I can lift what I could prior to these chain of events asap kek
>>70340918You should never be sore more than one day regardless of dietYou should be 95+% on day 3 but aim to be 100%>>70340489Hot/cold is good>>70339505Brace your core and keep your shoulders down and back, tucking your chin helps a ton also>>70339229No reason to not do both every time>>70338532Never sacrifice heavy setsThey're what really push your size potentialAlso, at a certain point, the gym takes more timeAt my size peak, I couldn't get out under 90minutesI do miss lifting at 5:30am but I'm way stronger now
I think I have gotten more discourteous the stronger and heavier I've become.I feel like a damned ape. Has this happened to any of you?
>>70329436Yoga + kneesovertoesguy + whatever you can do to correct lower cross syndrome.
Is there anything wrong with drinking half a gallon of milk per day?No gas or indigestion.
Why does it feel so much lighter/easier when I add those little bracers to a barbell? How does keeping the plates in place help so much?
>>70305614NTA, but I've been running SL since November but some fuckups and injuries have had me stall at under 100 across the board. Did I fuck up?
>>70341559I did that for a while, if your body can handle it go ahead. it works well for hard gainers
Does calories from alcohol count as calories? If KS top drinking I'm going to need to find 1500+ calories a day somewhere else
Can my degenerate goblin sleep hours be fucking me?I just stayed up to 3 am last night to beat RE4 in one sitting. Still got my 8 hours as I woke up at 11, but still.
What does this mean? I only started doing cardio for the first time in the last month, I kill myself on a stationary bike every day. Have I become more efficient at breathing? Am I dying? Or is this Apple watch feature just shit and doesn’t mean anything
>>70305249>too dejected from heartbreak to put myself out there and land a long-term relationship again>too disgusted by the thought of meaningless sex to go out and do it with Tinder chicksWhat do I do here
>>70338218>You should *be able to* drop all the way but you should stop just below parallel>If you can't go ass to grass, you need to fix your foot placement, push your hips forward, and work on mobilityI understand this, and have been working on mobility for awhile and will continue to. This is actually lower than I was formerly able to go while maintaining good form. I have been pausing the weight i am using at 275 while I continue to work on it. I do not know if I will wait until I can get ass to grass before bumping the weight up because that seems unnecessary for my goal of performing a nice, heavy, traditional squat. There's actually a ton of mobility that goes into the squat. What I've found holding me at bay was T-spine, then hips, and now i realize i also need to improve shoulder mobility too. It's truly a whole body experience.
>>70305249I try not to pay attention to others but a guy at a gym stared at me because I was breathing loudly as I was rowing, not like I was huffing but I was trying to control my oxygen by breathing in and out with each row; he must have found it annoying or something. I managed a few sets of 500 m in 3.5 minutes with the highest resistance setting. I'm fat so I should probably focus on the form first.What time should I aim for? I hear that, with rowing machines, one should attempt to complete the movements in 2 seconds, so 30 reps per minute.
>>70343955Wait I can't remember if the machine counted down or up... It was either 2.5 minutes or 3.5 minutes, which is quite the difference. I'll check back tomorrow.
>>70342532You're good homie. Cardio gains come fast, and one of the first things your body learns when you start regular cardio is to breathe deeply ie properly all the time.At 19bpm you were probably breathing quite shallowly.
>>70333083>angle and lightingWhere do I learn these things? They don't teach it in a gym.
>>70342372Read the sticky.
can nerve/vein damage in the penis be fixed and reversed?
>>70305249>220 lb (100kg) 5'4 woman (only relevant because this has to do with alcohol consumption and women absorb at dif rates please please please try not to get stuck on this please)i consumed ~2400 mg of dxm (unsure about the acetaminophen consumptoom but those were the only two) and nearly a 1.2 L of 12% alcoholic wine overdose usually occurs at 1500 mg of dxm (i did the basic math but didn't factor in weight differences on account that it seemed like such a higher dose compared to the 1500! dummy move) so i wasnt worried about it not working (lol) but obviously i am a fatter cow than i thought! anyways. i don't plan on going to the hospital. not an option. i'm fine, had some slight yellowing around the eyes that i can't tell if it's gone away yet (likely devere dehydration but that doesnt get rid of the paranoia so) but it definitely hasn't gotten worse. no pains. some aches. no itchiness under right side. i took ~13 capsules of activated charcoal a few hours after waking up still high as all hell. i breathe OK.>the pointam i dying? i'm not going to a hospital regardless of what the case might b so figured i would ask in here lol. not sure if this is rlly fitness so no prob if none of you fags answer and hope you have a good night day afternoon whatever but i like lurking and am freaked out so
>>70344289>5'4 (162 cm) 220 lb (100kg) forgot the cm . sorry
>>70344289>>70344299You might have psychosis but I doubt you'll OD from that. Just chill out, listen to music, and keep hydrated. Are you shitting a lot yet? Why didn't you try to induce vomiting?
>>70344289>>70344299Was it proper DXM or was it the hydrobromide form? Can you show us the bottle?
>>70343858Its just a habit I've formed idk. Late ata night is when theres the most peace in my house
>>70342502>I just stayed up to 3 am last night to beat RE4 in one sitting.OG or remake?Based if OG, cringe if remake.
>>70305249Can I replace leg extensions with sled pushes?
>>70344547OGI wanted to see how quickly I could grind my way up to 1 million pesetas to buy the infinite launcher. By the time I had it I was breezing through the castle so I just said fuck it and finished it.Still, I just wanna know if my sleep hours could be fucking my gains
I have a noticeable muscle imbalance between my left and my right arm (possibly back too) due to unconsciously not using my right arm after having had an injury in my right shoulder years ago.After going to the gym for the first time in a year I noticed that my left (stronger) side is much more tight and sore than my weaker side the following day. Does that make sense since I have more muscle mass in that arm or is it an indication that I somehow cheat reps with the weaker arm?
is this diet healthy/safe to eat daily to gain weight?BREAKFAST:coffee100g almondsbananaeggsrolled oats 1 cuptoast with peanut butterDINNER:100g peanutspasta with tomato saucebananafeijoa x2rolled oats 1 cupgreen peasvegetable soupmass gainer protein powder 1 scoopb12 + vitamin D + zinc + magnesium supplements
>>70344416i had severe severe confusion, some psychosis/hallucinations, somnolence, dissacioation periods where i just wasn't in my body anymore. i'm not worried about overdosing anymore, i know that's 4 sure over, my main worry is my liver and kidney. i'm not shitting a Lot (i fast so it's kinda all fucked generally tho), no bloating. i actually threw up multiple times (not sure how soon relative to when i took the pills) but i didnt find any of em in the vomit so i wasnt sure what was going on. i intended to kill myself why would i induce vomiting? i'm only wondering about the liver/kidney failure cause i dont wanna wait too long to try again if that shit is imminent>>70344433i think this is the exact one i got? thank you for responding also much much appreciated
>>70344416this happened 3/19 around 10 pm by the way, i should have made that clear, sorry sorry
>slept for 7 hours>still fucking sleepyAt this rate I will have 4 hours of free time after work if I decide to sleep more.HELP
>>70345035Just checked and it's hydrobromide which means it's less strong, because there is less of the dextromorphane in it. You're in the safer range. You should realise the strength will be about 30% less, if not more. It's lucky you didn't take the one with paracetamol in it, since that will destroy your liver. Just sit tight and try to make sure you aren't predisposed to some mental illness related to psychosis like Bipolar or Schizophrenia, as that really messed my friend up when he did something similar. If your mental health is bad at the moment, just try to put your minds off things by doing dumb shit like watching TV or playing video games; that's what every suicide hotline person tells me anyway. Therapy can help some people but I never tried it.The only ways to die unpainfully includes shooting your brain or snapping your neck, so it's far harder than you have tried.
>>70305249what’s wrong with me? last week on wednesday is did 195 on bench for 5 and today i felt weak and i could only do 195 for 3 reps. wtf did i do? did i not eat or sleep enough? was it a bad day? did i lose weight or muscle in those 4 days? i’m distraught and i can’t sleep, please help
>>70305249faggot dont drink that, it's oil for metal
are you all mentally ill or why are you on this website?
>>70341535Yes. The world becomes more defined the more you accomplish>>70341662It's obviously mental>>70305614See if 3x5 can milk out more progress>>70345773I cracked the code on getting huge naturally so I come here to stop noobs from making mistakes>>70345707Could be sleep, poop schedule, stress, sex, diet, cardio etc etcI can usually bench 275x8 or so but could only grind out 5 yesterday. It happensThe stronger you get, the more noticeable the strength variance becomes>>70345049Sleep and diet are kingBefriend caffeine or figure out if you can feel better on less sleepI used to feel great on 5-6 hours but shitty 6-7.5 hours. Now I'm old and just stopped paying attention>>70344998I straight up can't gain weight on 2 meals a day. It's how I maintain most of the time when I'm not focusing on the gym.Also, mass gainer is utter trash. It's always the lowest quality protein and sugar+maltodextrin. Get those calories from real food so there's a chance it'll be lean mass gained and not fat>>70344731Just keep doing barbell work and stretch as needed. It'll even out >>70344643It would be beneficialMost individuals don't need any isolations except curls, extensions and shoulder flies>>70344286If you stop beating it up>>70342615Mainly I would recommend getting to where you can atg simply because it reduces risk of injury. You can try to up the weight if you aren't getting injured but don't let your mobility faultier>>70342584Just exist without women for a minuteYou should never pursue quick lays anyway cuz it'll make you miss the girl of your dream
did some overhead dumbbell presses today and felt like electricity ran through my arm in the marked area, what's up with that? it wasn't painful or prevented me from pushing the reps but it felt weird as hellnever felt anything like that before
I did some tree work yesterday for a few hours and wore myself out. Then i didnt sleep the greatest. This morning im real fucking tired, and shaky/weak. Is this just my muscles and cns not getting enough rest to recover afterwards? I ate plenty and drank lots of water yesterday so im not concerned with dehydration or hypoglycemia
Should I lift weights if I'm sick (fever, cough)
>>70346019Ulnar nerve compression
recently got this popping kind of minor sensation in my shoulder. it almost constantly occurs when i move my upper arm back and then forward to neutral/resting. its mostly painless but there is a faintly noticeable feeling to it. its recent and doesnt feel like the popping i get in my knee, that ive had for years and has virtually no pain/feeling other than the popping movement. i do train from home but with relatively light weights and dont over exert. any ideas? area is about an inch up from the peak of my armpit and to the right.
>>70346605home gym?disrespectful to go to a shared gym if you're sick.
>>70346795Yeah, at home, I don't go to a gym
what do you guys think of reddit ppl? i have been following it for some time now, and im not sure if what im doing is as effective as some of the other programs, also what exercise would you guys reccomend for ab work?
>>70345982>I cracked the code on getting huge naturally so I come here to stop noobs from making mistakeswhat routine do you recommend to a skinny lanklet? 60 kg....
>>70345527thank you so much. i realized the strength would be less, my focus was more on trying to depress my system enough with the combination of alcphol w dxm (especially at those amounts it didnt kill me?) but i guess the lessened strength fucked with that. i didn't realize. thank you again, i'll see how it goes, very appreciative for the response. mwah mwah thank you thank you.
>>70346813>what do you guys think of reddit ppl? i have been following it for some time now, and im not sure if what im doing is as effective as some of the other programs, also what exercise would you guys reccomend for ab work?
>>70347177wow someone asking a question how onions! kys and go back to the lgbt board demoralizer fag
>>70305249I'm switching from whey to collagen protein powder because whey was starting to make me break outHowever, I used to take collagen supplements for jointsDo I still need to take those supplements if I'm now using the protein powder?
>>70345982ah yeah you think you're such a cool bro