"Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread, /fit/ touhous edition.
Can anyone suggest some cardio exercises along the lines of burpees or jumping rope? I'm trying to train cardio but I suck at all sports and require something simple to get started.
I finished the 4th week of SL 5x5 and looked at myself in the mirror. My form was shit and I remember it was good when I started. I need to watch those form videos again. Give me links please. Especially squat since I'm doing something wrong when I go back up. My legs kind of shake or idk look weird when I stand up and the day after I squat ONE of my knees hurts a bit when I walk. It goes away some hours later but has happened everytime since like week now. The other thing that's bad is keeping your back flat and straight on deadlift and row. I cant check myself in the mirror on there exercises but I feel I do them wrong too. Maybe its cause Im cutting and its harder but still my form had to be good.
Idk if there is an injury thread or something, but I have a weird soreness in my shoulder, it hurts when i move my arm and I feel a solid ball under my armpit, did I just dislocated my shoulder ?
How do I raise back up when squating with good form? The videos only show how to squat down then the dudes just go up without really explaining it. I think my legs kind of move/shake dont look solid when I squat. This may be causing me knee pain. A tip I heard is like remember to ''open your crotch'' but still that wont be enough to fix it.
Hi /fit/, well i was looking on another board, and i saw that diary products were prohibited because they have bad consequences.
I don't know if it's true or a meme. But still, i wanted to know if I can still drink a glass of milk a day or even more important if I can sill eat my oats with some greek yogurts (in french it's fromage blanc, don't know if it's the same thing in other countries tho).
So /fit/, a glass of milk and some greek yogurts, is it possible in my diet or bad for me ?
some people on a fitness board and a few fitizen. thanks you tho
also can i replace oats with anything else that isnt muesli ?
what is better to cook eggs butter or olive oil ? and is it good to cook them in the morning ?
I am like 4 days away from completing the 90 day NoFap challenge, was it worth it? Absolutely not, wtf is the point of this bullshit challenge? I have not experienced any energy boost, my discipline is still shit. The last week I have been so fucking horny that it isn't even funny. FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Is it worth it to get to 90 days?
how can I tell if I'm overtraining? my routine is HIIT high weight and low rest times, but I can do it just fine. If I don't feel fatigued, or sick, or joint pain but I am still going ham am I over training?
Calisthenics and bodyweight shit only helps in moderation. Once you're too tired to do more pushups and shit like that you won't get much benefit from doing it again some hours later. If I were you and this was just a temporary solution I'd also get a pullup bar, ab roller, and do lunges and hillsprints instead of squats and crunches.
Make sure to keep up doing cardio and stretching, and keep your diet in check too. If you eat like shit your body will go to shit much faster.
overtraining takes a few weeks to get noticed generally
even without overtraining, too much slow gains usually
you're supposed to learn what your body can take after having trained for a while
currently have a 1rm of a 4.5pl8 deadlift raw.
im training grip heavily in order to avoid straps or chalk.
any accessories i should do in order to increase my numbers? paused deadlifts?
any advice is good plz
I've got some question I hope you guys could help me out
1. gym changed benches awhile ago and since then I can't bench properly, what I mean is I feel the bar balances more to one side than the other
this made me hurt my right rotator and now the left also got hit today but nothing serious
I bench with good form, even put clippers on weights just to be sure, focused completely on form
it doesn't matter if its just 1pl8 or even less, I always go more to one side than the other
what the fuck is this black magic? the bench doesn't move so I dont know why
even with just the bar or 20kg
>The videos only show how to squat down
you're watching the wrong vids
if dislocated the pain is unbearable usually
rest for a week and go get that ball checked this isn't normal seems like a ganglion
I deadlift 3x5 at like 185 and have been working my way up slowly because my backs kinda sketchy. Last night I did 205 on accident because I thought the 35s were 25s and didn't notice I was done. Needless to say I did 2x5 then only got about 2 or 3 clean reps out on the third set and then couldn't lift it anymore.
Anyways next time I deadlift is friday. Should I just do 205 like before and try to do a clean 3x5 or do 195 like I was going to.
What shoe brand do people recommend? I saw that cushioned shoes arent recommended for squats, but literally all my shoes have cushioning.
Also, I know the whole creatine hair loss debate, but is there any relation to whey and hair loss?
I know and I never do I just wanted to make sure it wasn't the weights moving
pretty fucking weird since I've even improved my form and since they changed bench I just can't do it right without putting presusre on one shoulder
Would switch to DBB Bench press(already doing incline as iso) but I dunno, I have a thing for barbells
>hoe brand do people recommend? I saw that cushioned shoes arent recommended for squats, but literally all my shoes have cushioning.
Nike or NB for running. Lift barefoot.
>Also, I know the whole creatine hair loss debate, but is there any relation to whey and hair loss?
Nigga its fuckin protein. Whey comes
from processing milk into cheese. Does drinking milk make you lose hair?
so I once deadlifted with wrong form when I started SS 1 year ago
and was also doin 3x5 sets, sometimes I get this weird feel on my back, it ain't pain just discomfort
could it be a disk dislocated or some shit?
I've been relearning the deadlift since then(all lifts over advanced except this fucking one)
today decided to do 1pl8 3x5 deadlifts to practice form, it went well felt a lot of soreness like always but no pain
then did 3x5 12kg hyperexentions
if I did those two todya with no pain it means my back is fine, right?
I'm planning to maybe to take an x-ray this summer
the sticky doesn't really mention what to follow after SS outside TM if i'm not forgetting something, I'm just finishing cut before moving on
I want to follow something more aesthetically oriented while keeping the heavy compounds and progress on them since I could've done way much weight if I learned things I knew now earlier
wat do, plan is on the next 10 years work my body
A guy I know started working out (again) a week or two ago. He's doing a full body workout, which includes deadlifts. He does 3 sets of 12 reps of deadlifts. Isn't that excessive? Won't this fuck him up?
youy're supposed to have assimilated enough knowledge to know what to do
if you're still lost do a SS kind of routine and add some asssitance exercises in hypertrophy rep scheme for the body part you want to progress more
do it gradually, don't add 10 exercises per workout overnight
yes, but he's free to do what he wants
What's a reasonable amount of sex with a girlfriend, once a week?
I've been dating this chick for several months and she's shut down my last few advances. It shouldn't bother me, but its apparently a big deal, and its changing my attitude towards her greatly towards being passive aggressive. Even if I masturbate before seeing her, I still get the instinct to fuck her at least several times a week.
Which of these 2 routines would be better?
Flat Bench 3x8
Incline bench: 3x8
Overhead press: 3x10
Cable curls 3x10
lat pulldowns 2x8
Lat raises: 3x8
Pulls ups: 3x8
Or this one?
Flat bench dumbbell 3x10
Incline dumbbell 3x10
Cable curls 3x10
Barbell curls 3x10
Cable rows 3x10
lateral raise 3x10
Lat pulldown 3x10
Skull crunches 3x10
cable pulldowns 3x10
I barely feel the pain, only when i move my arm. Should i go to a doctor or straight to the hospital for xrays or whatever?
And i was supposed to go talk to a recruiter tomorrow, fuck.
>tl;dr caloric surplus unnecessary for muscle growth as long as you get enough protein and enough sleep
So you can get lean and swole at the same time. Anyone experiment with this?
Whats the best time to eat the different macros?
I train late evening after work, i usually get like 70% of my protein through out the day, but im wondering what would be the best time to consume my carbs so i have more energy at the gym.
Also what should i eat 1 hour before the gym? Just a banana?
I guess you have learned to lie down properly on the previous benches, but now that they have changed you're lying down on something else and you haven't gotten used to it. Maybe it could help to bench light while you get used to the new ones.
forearm problems (pic is NOT me)
I started as a skelly and it's getting a lot better, but may forearms are stil extremely thin.
I do some exercises, but huw did YOU get good results?
I see a lot of people DLing with different hip height
some do it really high and their body is like fucking perfectly perpendicular, awkward as fuck to see
and there's those that have them really low like some kind of row, and others that are between that
so who's right? or does it change from one to another
Stopped running a few months back, tried starting up again, but now i'm getting shin splints like crazy, never had this problem before, what gives? Can i continue running? Thinking about just dropping the intensity and gradually working my way up
Caterpillar boots are god tier for lifting if there are no stores around that carry lifting shoes.
Speaking of that, I have a similar question: do "cross training" shoes, i.e. Crossfit shoes, count as lifting shoes? All sportswear shops around town carry them.
What cardio/HIIT can I do to improve my cut without losing muscle? Pls respond
I'm trying to lose weight but with my new diet I eat twice the proteins I should according to the trainer at the gym
he also says that all the eccess proteins make it harder to lose weight because the body will burn those first before carbos and fats
I'm sorry I'm really fucking new, is it ok to eat more proteins than I should and low carbohydrates?
>giving a fuck what the fatties on their couches think
You just sprint, man. If you look retarded doing it, your form might be bad. Otherwise don't worry about it because you'll be getting lean and everyone else will be getting fat.
Depends on the deadlift variant and the lifter's proportions. The most important thing is to keep the lumbar spine rigid.
Some people do a bit better performance wise with a small amount of carbohydrate and protein shortly before/during a workout. If your performance is already fine I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Outside of very specific circumstances (i.e. very overweight beginners), you're not going to be gaining LBM in a calorie deficit. You're still going to need an energy surplus for tissue synthesis - the pathways for fat oxidation and muscle building are completely different and almost mutually exclusive hormonally.
Even protocols that work around maintenance (Leangains, UD 2.0) incorporate very short alternation of anabolic and catabolic periods.
Your trainer is retarded. Protein is fantastic on a calorie deficit, and sure as hell won't burn it before carbs or fat.
The calories that create the deficit should come from carbs or fats, not protein.
Conventionals should always be done in the lower set/rep range IMO.
I'd advocate for doing 1x5 w/support work, or sub conventionals out for Romanians/SLDL instead if you want to do them higher volume.
What the fuck did you expect? You said what cardio/hiit can you do to improve your cut, i answered. maybe be a little more specific as to what you're looking for, a program of some sort?
You're fat aren't you? Don't give a fuck what people think, you're already doing better than 90% of the lazy ass population
Does anyone know the long term health concerns if you would get all your protein only from whey for a long period of time?
Would it be okay to eat 8 scoops of whey per day and not get sick or have anything bad happen to your health?
Thanks, I was kinda worried because I'm eating twice the proteins I "should" after just following the dietary advice I read here or was told to follow (aka eat meat, eggs, fish)
thank you again
so my deadlift position seems to be fine, my lower back doesnt seem to bend at all unless its heavy for me but then its just a slight tiny bent
I only feel my lower back working though, is it due to overdeveloped legs or somethings wrong here?
never feel hamstrings and I got this bad boys real tight
Guys help, I'm blonde and I keep my head shaved. My facial hair is really undeveloped so I just keep a shadow around my jawline. However, my beard is pretty ginger (actually strawberry blonde), noticeably more than my hair. So I was thinking of dyeing my "beard" with hydrogen preoxide. Should I? Serious.
Deadlift hits hamstrings, but it's not necessarily their primary target. If you want more hamstring/posterior chain work, I'd advocate for using Romanians/SLDLs as a complement to squats instead of conventional DL, unless you're training for strength.
Posting this again, help is appreciated.
Is this routine any good? Trying to add hypertrophy work into Texas Method. Apparently the 5x8 sets after PR's on intensity day are a bad idea. I've been reading Justin Lasceks' book on TM, since apparently he's a reputable source of info on TM.
Squat - 120kg
Bench - 62.5kg
OHP - 50kg
Deadlift - 135kg
>Did SS for 5 months, not getting workout-to-workout gains anymore and I've stalled twice on squats so I'm progressing to TM.
Is it possible to make your shoulders broader, especially if you've never worked out before? I want to put on about 2.5 inches on each side.
Can you trim your waist and build muscle at the same time? If so, how much?
>is it possible to make your shoulders broader
Yes and no
Obviously, the main factor is going to be you're bone structure which you can't change, but you can always build bigger shoulders which might make them look slightly broader.
I deadlift like pic related, maybe a bit lower
is it fine?
Any bros here with gyno or puffy nips?
I'm cutting to 10 from 16 bf but I don't think I can do it in 2 months by losing only 2kg per month so how do you guys work with it on summer?
outside pinching every 5 seconds
When i ohp i feel a sharp jolt between my left trap and lat. i dont really feel like the muscles ever activate. Also extending my left elbow is pretty difficult with some weight.
Whats the jolt though? Is it what a pinched nerve feels like?
>get big as fuck
>currently working on cut
>realize I was in better shape when doing stupid PT routines and average diet
I got little to no flexibility on my shoulders & hamstrings
also my resistance went to shit, can barely run anything decent
what the fuck do I do? I'm doing those basic stretches daily starting tomorrow
Just bought these for when I'm cutting.
Scared by all the DNP shit in the news. I know this isn't the same, but is it safe?
i havent slept well (<6 hours) in a few days but i really want to work out today, its nothing strenuous but i feel like passing out. is it worth it to do it and maybe go a bit easier or should i just skip it
I'm glad I might get at least some leeway.
how long can I live on only oatmeal before dying?
bumping for this.
come the fuck on, please can someone help me? The 5x8 sets after PR's on intensity day are a mistake right? I'd do them on volume day but sounds like too much volume.
I got the same and used it with and without dnp, conclusion I don't Like them.
After about 30min my hands start to shake marti mcfly style and I get this restless feeling but not the good kind like let's rip virgins apart and drink there blood it's more of an I hope I do nothing wrong and every body is looking at me anxiety.
But maybe I am a pussy, you can't really OD on that stuff unless you take the whole bottle ofcourse
.... But I was up To 5-8 a day to battle dnp lethargy
My dad is fat. Not hamplanet fat but definitely overweight. The thing is, I don't see him eat all that much. He doesn't eat breakfast, maybe has a sandwich for lunch, and a sizable dinner (~1000-1200kcal if I were to guess) every day. He doesn't drink too much, usually a couple of glasses of wine per night. He's also taking estrogen because he has prostate cancer, which everyone is blaming for the weight gain, but I don't see how that alone can be responsible.
Is it possible to gain tons of fat just by taking hormones, what with energy in/out?
I think I may have pulled a muscle in my neck the day before yesterday during a workout, it didnt hurt much then but stopped when I felt it. Today my neck is pretty stiff, should I rest today and try tomorrow? Or is it okay to work out?
You'd probably gain a little bit, but if he's really eating that little every day, his body is probably storing everything it possibly can as fat because it's not getting enough energy
Is your dad active most of the day or is he just sitting down? I notice my dad doesn't tend to eat that much yet he is still overweight. I think it's more of a problem when you get older, you tend to lose a lot of muscle mass so your overall calorie expenditure decreases greatly.
Yeah he sits for 95% of the day. Obviously more activity would help but I think he's too lazy to ever commit to anything. Thanks for the reply, I hadn't really considered how sedentary he is.
I noticed that my squats turn into slight good mornings on my last reps during the 2nd and 3rd sets this happens when I do 235lb for 3 sets of 5
What exercises can I do to fix this
Im currently deloaded To 205 and focusing on form but I've deloaded before and every time I reach 235 that same thing happens
Guys I visited snap city so I don't know what good back exercises are without aggravating my back I can't seem to do supermans and exercises alike and we don't have hyper extension machines or whatever they're called
For now I'm only doing ab wheels to strengthen my core but I'm afraid it might cause an imbalance and make the back pain worse
Planning on enlisting for the Army as a Paratrooper as soon as I can pass a drug test.
Spending this month training. Changing my routine a little bit and adding cardio. Lots of it.
I don't enjoy running or jogging. Did some reading and came across the Guerilla Cardio book. Will it actually be beneficial?
>6 minutes warming up
>1. 20 seconds of sprinting at 100%
>2. 20 seconds rest
>repeat steps 1 & 2 for 4 minutes
>Cool down jog
The book has some pretty bold claims, but it seems too good to be true.
Lets say hypothetically I both squat and bench 2plates. If this were true lets say I would warm for each of them with 1x8 just the bar, and then 1x8 at 1plate. Then I go and add the second plate and do my working sets of 225lbs.
Is this bad the jump of adding 90lbs total? Should I be warming up for different compounds in different ways?
Sounds like a stamina thing where you lose your breath on the last few reps and don't properly activate your core so you end up rocking forward.
Obviously train core but also work your glutes.
I'm about to start SS after a year of splits. Which program should I be looking at?
>The Original Novice Program
>The Onus Wunsler Program
>The Practical Programming Novice Program
>The Wichita Falls Novice Program
>The Advanced Novice Program
>Back started hurting
>not hugely painful, but it is persistent enough to make this post
>should I continue to lift or do I need to take a break for a little while?
How do I rehab my back as quickly as possible? Pain seems to come where the lower and mid back meet
Well for starters it wouldn't be pure muscle thats lost. Regardless it really depends a whole lot on how long you've been lifting to achieve that, whether you're natty, your diet, and whether you're still physically active after you stopped lifting.
Muscle memory is a powerful thing, you'll get back up quicker than someone who just started. Thats why theres the difference between the fat old guy at the gym squatting 2plaet and the average looking old guy squatting less than a plate.
Being dumb trying to workout what to eat.
I'm going to be eating 1600 calories a day with a 40/40/20 split (protein/fat/carbs)
I'll be eating 3 meals a day so each meal would have 53.36g protein, 23.7g fat and 26.6g carbs
I don't care about eating just chicken and broccoli, that's fine with me, but I'm trying to find out what would fit closest to this.
100g chicken breast, 100g broccoli and 100g brown rice would be 500 calories, so 3 meals of that a day would get me to just under 1600 calories but my macros would be completely wrong, what's something like this that would be close to my macros?
When I do lots of pullups, to the point I'm seriously straining to go up, I often feel this really intense, somewhat ticklish feeling in my dick. It feels remarkably good, and I think I piss myself just a bit. Then it kind of hurts for a bit.
Alright, so nobody has a fucking opinion on this program? Nobody? Not even a half-assed attempt at trolling?
Is it any good for hypertrophy and strength gains? Come the fuck on. I'll bump with a few more information pictures but I seriously at least would like a suggestion as to what can be changed. The 5x8 sets after PR's on intensity day are stupid, so should I do them on monday or is that too much volume to allow recovery?
Any opinion at all is appreciated.
What's a good resource if I want to get started on HIIT and do sprints?
First off I'd like to know of a good facial moisturizer that also acts as a sunblock
Secondly what's a good way to keep hair moisturized and not drying out like Asian hair
And lastly how do I unlock father gascoigne mode?
is it normal for my wrist to increase in size after months of lifting? when I started they were 6' and now they are 6.5' I thought they were supposed to stay at the same size for your whole life.
So I am cutting right now, and recovering from a foot injury. I read about Catabolism and Anabolism.
If I want to recover through my foot injury, should I bulk instead? I dont want to deprive my body of calories and protein is could be using to fix up my foot.
Is this blaha pic shopped? If not, why the fuck so his abs look so weird?
I don't have access to a pull-up bar. Will I hit my back enough from overhead presses and dumbbell rows, or should I incorporate barbell rows as well?
What's a good workout for a very skinny female with almost no muscles to speak of? I want to be able to lift things.
>SS, read the sticky, LONDON, etc.
>tfw /fit/ in literally less than 5 words
Is just doing bodyweight okay for parkour? It's not like I'm going to be picking up anything larger than 150 lbs (I'm 120 now, going down to 113-115 ish)
I can already do 30-40 atg squats in a sitting, around 10 one handed pushups for either side if I balance myself out, and have done 35 or so pushups in a minute.
I used to go to the gym too, but just haven't been able to balance my life and school.
No sex in a relationship is unhealthy, if she doesn't wanna fuck you then she's gonna dump you very soon.
Dump her first, it's the only way to either change her mind or come out on top.
You should be fucking like rabbits erryday
I fuck my gf every time I see her, if she's in the mood or not.
What's the difference between a hypertrophy routine and a strength routine? Let's say I'm eating at a surplus of 500 calories. Why wouldn't the routine that makes me the strongest not also make me the biggest? And why would a routine that implies muscle mass gain not make me as strong as a "strength" routine?
Don't feel like posting links but a search will do: "Buff Dudes <compound exercise you want to look up>". I learned my compounds from them and return to them every now and then to check my form.
Also, remember that noob routines are taxing as fuck, they're meant to take advantage of your noobgains to make you lift a shitload in no time, and it might be possible that your body is not on par with your exected growth. No worries, just focus on your form and remember to fail a rep instead of half-assing it.
One more bump then I'll repost it in another thread. Can someone PLEASE give some insight on this program? Has anyone had any luck adding hypertrophy work into the stock Texas Method program?
Unless you're doing Crossfit you should most definitely rack the bar between exercises. You're supposed to rest 2-5 minutes between sets.
Very much so.
How do I find my working weight after a long hiatus from lifting?
Should I just start at like let's say 1 plate for deadlift then add 10 lbs each rep until it gets difficult to keep good form? And for like squat and stuff add 10lbs each set?
Would that work gud enuff?
Whenever I do push ups, I feel like this pulse coarse through my right arm, it doesn't hurt or anything, but it is kind of freak. Recently started feeling it in my left arm as well. Only when I am exerting myself super hard though.
>3 sets of 12 reps of deadlifts
WHAT THE FLYING FUCK
IS HE A CROSSFAG DOING GREG GLASSMAN'S MOST RETARDED WOD OR WHAT THE FUCK
YOU'RE NEVER SUPPOSED TO DO MORE THAN A SINGLE SET OF DEADLIFTS AT WORKING WEIGHT
Depends on whether the PTs at your gym know their shit. The ones that have powercleans if they do, the ones that have rows if they're just slightly ripped dudes from a lifetime of playing sports who know jack shit about lifting.
Start out by doing 5 minutes of medium intensity warm up, then 3 HIIT sets of 30 seconds at top intensity and 2 minutes of rest. Increase sets as you start feeling not destroyed afterwards.
I don't think putting your hypertrophy on intensity day would be a good idea. It would rob you away the energy you need to do the heavy lifts. Put it on light day and make it more like hypertrophy day.
What I did after a month of not lifting for shit was starting with 2/3 of my previous weight. That's how I found out my 3pl8 squat had regressed to 2pl8.
Eh, it's been so long I doubt I could start off with 2/3rds of my previous working weight, I think I'll just do my idea.
I wish i didn't stop lifting for so long ;-; I'd probably be in a good spot right now
Just woke up and I'm typing this as I eat my eggs
I have this weird pain in my right knee, its on the right side
it comes and goes away, if I touch, walk, squat doesnt feel anything
what is this? I've been squatting atg heavy months(since last year) and never had problems