who /parenica/ here?
I am 31 years old, 140 pounds and have 13% bodyfat.
I'm interested in building muscle, body definition. Would a bodyweight program accomplish this task as effectively as weight training?
If bodyweight training is okay, is there a recommended program?
I remember doing
for a couple weeks with the routine taking one and a half hours. Is this time effective compared to weight training?
body weight training is great, howver it takes a long, long time to see meaningful results and increase strength, weightlifting takes far less time and results are significantly faster.
Plateauing on bodyweight is basically what happens the vast majority of the time.
For sure. Herschel Walker never lifted a weight in his life, and he was yoked. That said, you need to take an intelligent approach. Make sure your program has some kind of overload(getting tougher each week), balance(an even split between pulling and pressing), and variety. For legs, do a fuckload of walking lunges, with a weight vest if you have it.
>Would a bodyweight program accomplish this task as effectively as weight training?
No way. Try SS, or any other noob linear programming routine, for a week, and you'll know it's just night and day.
I'm starting a mini-cut cuz i gained to much fat,
any tips and advice?
>tfw stuck at same size for at least a year
>looked much better lean
>bulking (even slow) leads to fat gain around abdomen and barely any if at all strength gains
>fucking kill me
Pic is from a year or so ago
Pic related is most recent lean pic I have, right around July/August
How long was it before people started noticing your gains?
I wanna get a head start on my New Year's resolution of becoming more fit and building some muscle while losing my gut.
I really only wanna tone up and look good naked, I don't care about powerlifting competition or anything like that.
Any other guys who're in the same situation as I am around? Any good routines to follow?
I've looked into it but as I said I'm not gonna start powerlifting so the entire squat/deadlift/bench thing isn't what I'm after.
My gym has a bunch of great machines that I'm planning on using, alongside with the cardio equipment
Mental health and stress thread
I'm 25 and have been in upper management and executive roles since I was 19. This has come with many benefits but the down side is stress a lot. Stress has a lot of negative effects on the body and can shorten ones life considerably. I watched a ted ed video the other day that really outlined the negative effects such as increased risk of stroke, increase in body fat, cells dying quicker than they should and slower healing.
Let's talk about tips to handle stress, because I don't want to work my ass off and be rich just to die at 50
are there any diets that are meat/egg/gluten free? has anyone tried something like this?
pic not related
Are there strong people at your gym?I have a home gym and just re-started lifting so my stats are shit.But I remember when I went to the gym not too many people squatted more than me I didn't even squat a lot and my diet/routine was shit.
I squatted almost 2 plate high bar ass to grass.Yet I never saw anyone squat more not bragging just curious what kinda gym do/did you guys go to?
>pic not related but the guy is cute af
there are 2 kinds of gyms here
1 cheap fuck discount one full with roided tank top shirt wearing big guys
and the other one full of redditors avoiding all weights just using machines and going to stupid courses
you WILL die
I'm trying to choose between these three programs PHAT, 5/3/1 and Candito. Which one is best, and for what. Is there another program i to consider. I want strenght gains.
>tfw you'll never be a huge viking warrior
>tfwf you'll never crush the bones of your ennemy by benching them
>tfw you'll never rape qt's from all europe with your raidbros
>tfw you'll never be at a tavern drinking with the clan singing song about looting and shit
>I want strenght gains.
if you're beginner, ss or sl or similar 3x5
if you are intermediate, texas method (someting that has weekly periodization) or 531 (monthly periodization)(531 is slow as fuck so it's recommended more to intermediate-advanced guys)
give juggernaut and inverted juggernaut method a look also
(if you are advanced, you wouldn't look for advice here)
phat is more for strength-hypertrophy and there are some things pretty retarded...
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Having a big forehead = the secret to being handsome...?
Look at all the hollywood guys women think are the most handsome
I've only started drinking coffee this year and, wow, I like it.
I've read one cup of coffee a day is 'good' for you but have also read 'If you don't drink coffee don't start'. What is the consensus really? I could easily see this becoming my drink of choice (I had ADHD so it has a funny effect on me).
What are the side effects? Premature aging? Yellow teeth? What?
> If you don't drink coffee don't start
That should be "If you don't drink coffee and you have no impulse control, don't start drinking coffee"
Coffee is good for you if you have 2-3 cups in the first third of the day but if you kept sculling it down after lunch, and then can't get to sleep, it is terrible for you
Trying to remember the name of an android nutrition app, the icon is a 'j' inside a box. I think I had to get it from the authors website because it wasn't in the play store.