Would you still bother working out if you were happily married to the love of your life?
I enjoy lifting, enjoy having a body I can say it's nice, enjoy being strong and I think there's no reason to stop giving the best of yourself after getting someone special, and if you really love that person, you will probably want to do the best for that one in any way you can.
Can fit help me spot the difference between these pics?
And what are you opinions about the whole wrap-scam-shit, all the facebookposts about how people make so much money with it drives me fucking crazy, don't they realize they're in a pyramid scheme??!
/fit/'s Trying to lose weight by dieting/on a deficit
anyone can tell me if me doing this is okay?
>make a smoothie containing:
1x avocado 2x tomato's and a light (not a lot) of kale
>dinner I have chicken breast, peas, wedges/chips
BROSCIENCE ALERT MATE. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10837292
Resting energy expenditure increases in early starvation, accompanied by an increase in plasma norepinephrine. This increase in norepinephrine seems to be due to a decline in serum glucose and may be the initial signal for metabolic changes in early starvation.
Earliest drop in metabolic rate during short-term fasting is recorded at 60 hours. Not eating for 12 hours, or even 48 hours, is not bad for you...
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Hopefully a simple question
Why do the following two things happen:
Where you can bang out 5 reps for 3 sets, but adding even a little more weight results failure pretty quickly
Losing Strength between workouts:
One week you can diddly 4pl8 five times, the next you can only do 170kg twice before you fail. Why?
a few sidenotes about myself: I'm not a beginner, I'm at least intermediate, and i also diet properly etc etc.
Just wanted to share my birthday cake with you guys that my gf made.
Thanks for another great year /fit
Apparently fondant is hard to work with. Awesome cake though.
I've been working for 2 months and it fucking sucks. People told me that it will boost up my morale and confidence, but all it has done was to exhaust me. I wish a had spent my time another way. I quit. It's useless anyways.
So I started "lifting" like four months ago and the first time I came into the gym after cold turkey signing up, I told the instructor that I was going to do 5x5. At that point, I just stepped off the train to Auschwitz so I believed him when he said "no you cannot start with free weights, you will have to build some stamina and strength first, it's like stepping in a Ferrari when you barely have your license".
So he made a routine for me which involved machines which had a 1 to 12 grading system (no weight visible). I followed that routine for like a month after which I got a new one which involved actual machines (pretty much same routine but now with weights adjustable).
A month after that he got me on a new routine which involves machines with much more flexibility in the weights. The machines all have names on them, but I just memorized the cycle I am following, not the names of the workout (the machines are branded "hammer strength" is what I remember). I am doing that for something like a month now.
So over that time span of a few months, I made great increments in weight being able to pull/lift and according to their scale I also put on circa 5 kilos of muscle without growing in bf%. I still look a bit from ottermode but I feel stronger, look better without shirt and I enjoy going to the gym.
In the first week of January I will have a new meeting. What do you think of all this? Is this bad progress? Is the instructor right? He isn't anti-freeweights as I have seen him training and he does only freeweights (squats, dls, ohp et cetera). So what should I say to him?
You should definitely be able to do freeweights by now. Actually, no real reason you shouldn't have been able to do freeweights at the start. Maybe a little bodyweight to master the form before you go in there fucking your shit up, but within like a week MAX you shoulda been on dumbbells at least. Squatting/DLing the bar and whatnot.
Honestly, your trainer may not have your best interests in mind. The longer you need him and his instruction, the longer he makes money, so it's profitable to try to make you progress as slow as possible. Not all trainers are like that and it depends on how the gym pays them for sure, but if you have a slow gym with few new signups and he gets individually paid for his time with you, he could be purposely fucking you over.
Sounds like he doesn't want to spend time teaching you how to do free weights, so he just puts you on a boring machine circuit instead.
Just do 5x5. You don't need a personal trainer anyway.
what's the quickest way to lose muscle? i'm on 1400 cal/day and i do 40 minutes of cardio 4 times a week. is there anything i can take? i can't do it any more brehs, dysmorphia got to me.
>select all images of steak
Just stop any kind of strenght exercise. Consider also that too much cardio will consume your tissues but at the same time keep you very thin. You might want to do normal diet to get a bit of fat and hide muscles while they go down. It will take time
What body do you have? Did you roid?
>cardio makes you lose muscle
well meme'd my fellow fitness enthusiast :^)
We look so much better when we are tanned. Our muscles look bigger and more defined. But winter comes and then fucks our shit up.
How do we stay tanned in the winter?
Do chicks fart?
Help me define 'making it'
Define making it in less than 2 sentences
List things that someone who has made it does or can do
What are some /fit/ approved snacks for Friday evening?
This motherfucker is like on coke or something doing god damn backflips after each rep of deadlifts.
It's literally just showing out. I know a guy who does this stuff and always posts it. It's very impressive to those that don't know much about basic gymnastics or tricking.
A back tuck is not hard at all. It's actually very basic, and most athletes can learn it in about an hour. I've taught a 220lb builtfat how to do one in an hour. No coke required. You won't even lose height or get tired of back tucks from the deadlift unless your doing some very high volume.
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My gf has been scouted by a (respectable) model agency, she was told had potential but needed to work on her measurements. I've already made sure she's dieting and exercising properly, and right now I'm looking into all this water retention stuff which body builders do before contest.
My question is are those methods viable for slimming down and what other tips do you guys have for her?
did those for the first time yesterday and really felt my upper back and traps.
What kind of pushups would you recommend?
Pseudo planche pushups
Vid and pic related https://youtu.be/IJK_wU4UVw4