What's the best thing to eat before lifting?
So /fit/, I'm giving blood on Monday, will they steal my gains? Can I lift after? Will I meet a hot girl there? I'm so afraid...
I'm O neg, so I feel genetically obligated to give. They told me I couldn't lift for 12 hours, but it was a rest day so w/e.
The nurse was a real cutie, didn't talk to her much though. The girl sitting next to me was miring hard. I was going to talk to her, but she seemed to be having issues when I was leaving, so I just left.
unfortunately yeah blood giving can mess up your gains a bit.
it's not too bad but your muscles need all that blood man. tell them to take it out of the arm you care less about. and if you lift RIGHT AFTER it might damage your fibres a bit, so wait ten minutes at least.
as for girls, i've never met a hot girl there but i got a boner when the dude taking my blood compared my veins to ropes. that was cool.
>tfw my beta friend doesn't eat his entire foot long subway sandwich in 1 sitting
How do I convince him eat big to get big?
He's not ready or worthy enough to leave humanity behind
9 hours out from my contest , wish me luck bros
MUH dick thread
At what age would you say its to late to ''make it''. I'm 26 and starting college next semester. Do I have a chance?
Define "making it" or at least your definition of it anyway.
Nothing wrong with starting college at that age though. If nothing else you will have a different set or experience and knowledge than most your classmates unless you're taking night or online classes.
I felt I had a leg up on most others as a returning college student. Not because of the course work I'd done before. I just felt more on top of shit with knowing how to focus better and network unlike the first time I did college.
It's never too late brah.Learn a ton,train hard and someday you'll build something beautiful.
People's gonna be mirin breh
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>hey anon, I've been seeing you at the gym a lot lately
>I can tell all that time has paid off, you look amazing
>so besides working out what else do you do?
>you... you do have other hobbies... right?
Chilling with my bros.
uh...thats it tbh fam
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>Buddha's flying through the danger zone edition
wow that is an aesthetically pleasing lift
2nd for Haack has nationals in 8 days
I OHP'd a new record of 120 for 8 today. Running 5/3/1 and hung over and on 4 hours of sleep.
But that won't change she left me yesterday
What's her name /fit/
Why is it that hipsters/"artists" are never fit and typically have shit-tier bodies?
My school is in the same city as a lot of really liberal artsy schools and I see these fuckers standing on the street smoking cigarettes in their ridiculous clothes all the time and none of them are ever in shape. I didn't notice this until I started taking lifting seriously about a year ago.
Is anyone here /art/hip/ and /fit/?
Because there's literally no point in going to the gym for most of them. Exercising is objectively good for you, but /fit/ needs to realize that weightlifting is just a hobby,and one that's looked down as trashy and low class by many people, which isn't the aesthetic they're going for.
Do you guys eat meat
Let's get some discusion going, we can all learn from it.
I guess i can start
I personally don't eat meat or eggs for environmental and ethical reasons. I take a vitamin B pill with 7 different B-vitamins to compensate for the vitamins i would have gotten from the meat.I feel a lot better with almost no saturated fats in my system :)
Went vegetarian a few months ago, and i reccomend it greatly
What is /fit/ opinion on Lyle McDonald's "The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook, A Scientific Approach to Crash Dieting" diet for quick fat loss?
-Its a protein sparing modified fast (PSMF) diet. This mean something like "ketogenic starvation diet".
-You calculate your LBM and BF%. With this data you are classified in one of 3 categories.
-Your caloric intake is given by LBM multiplied by the protein/pound established in your category (something between 0.8 for obese and sedentary people to 2 for lean and highly active people). This means a HUGE caloric deficit, between 800-1500 kcal.
-You can only eat lean protein non-starchy vegetables. Some carbs and fat are tolerated but only if the consumption don't mean a big portion of the total caloric intake.
-You have to take fish oil (or pills) for the omega-3.
-You also need to take some multivitamin.
-EC stack it's highly recommended.
-Depending on your category, you have some weekly free meals (0 to 2).
-Depending on your category you have some carbs refills.
-Depending on your category, the time you have to do the diet to hit your objective you, may very: lean people, 11-12 days; slightly overweight people, 2-6 weeks; overweight people 6-12 weeks.
-You can lose 10-20 pounds in 2 weeks, wich a high % will be water weight.
If you want to read the booklet here its the pdf version:
For those who dont know, Lyle McDonald its the guy who runs www.bodyrecomposition com, wich is recomended in the sticky.
I am like 25%bf and I think that this can help me to drop some fat in a short time frame. I rather suffer 1 month and have some good results that suffer a little bit less for 6 months with another diet.
I haven't read the book, but I have personally done a low carb diet before and I got good results. PSMF diets are generally recommended on the board as the fastest way to cut. Make sure you drink enough water if you're doing a ketogenic diet.
This. I love carb based foods, but when cutting, low carbs is what works best for me. Just plain chicken or beef with vegetables, can eat up to 400g of each per meal and it fills me up way more than its equivalent in rice, pasta or beans.
Also protein is always good.
Why do people hate squatting?
It's the one exercise that makes leg day fun.
Don't get me wrong leg curls and extentions, weighted calf raises etc are fine but squats are GOAT
I think a lot of people are self-conscious and afraid to start them with weak ass weak and build up too.