This is a thread for people who don't work out at all and don't know what a calorie is. I'm here for you. If you're a beginner, I'm here for you too. (Even if you're advanced, I'll try to help.)
Keep in mind:
>the email I gave before doesn't allow me to respond! I'm not ignoring you.
>I'm aware that one of you posted my DB program on /fit/ and they shat on it (I'm currently looking into this, but don't worry, doing that DB program is 1000 times better than not doing jack) which is interesting because I got that program from /fit/, after they disliked another program.
>the guide in pic related is enough to get you started on your way
If you're 100% against getting fit, then you're the person I am most here for. Talk to me.
>not advised if you have knee pains
>not advised if you are too fat
>in case of knee pains or "bad knees", talk to me, it may have a simple solution
>any good home excercises for the back?
even though I am skinny and got muscles, my stomach is always like I am pregnant if I don't suck it in. When I do, my abs show. What do?
Skinny fat. Lose fat, eat less calories.
>Reminder: exercise doesn't fix autism or depression,
This is false. It will radically help with depression, and "autism" is an excuse. Some umbrella bullshit you hide behind. I know, I've worked with plenty of Aspies, and I'm not convinced you're one just because you say so.
So yes, it can help with both.
Stop using that word, it makes you sound like a Scientologist.
And then? The ride never ends, don't just "stop".
Hey, Nick, I'm the guy from the other day who was saying you can't change your face and that I was going to get plastic surgery
I was drunk and very rude to you. I know you're just trying to help. Sorry, Nick.
>This is false. It will radically help with depression
This is a meme. At most, it'll help distract normies who are sad. Working out doesn't make existence not shit.
>Stop using that word, it makes you sound like a Scientologist.
>And then? The ride never ends, don't just "stop".
>This is a meme.
It's not a meme. If I had started during my own dark days of deep depression, it would have helped, a lot. It would have given me something to focus on which wasn't everyday life failures or routine at work/uni.
You keep that normie/me division to justify and excuse everything you want. I'm not neurotypical, I can tell you that much, but I'd sooner eat my own testicles than call anyone a "normie" and use it as an excuse not to make an effort.
No, but you don't just stay fit without maintening that state, which requires efforts too.
>I got fit, then that was it, and so I stopped
Isn't something fit people would ever say.
wow look at that retard,
you come with shit everybody already knows.
and what for?
why the fuck should i get fit?
i hope you dont say to fuck bitches,
because you see at the end of it you will see you have nothing accomplished when you catch you girfriend cheating on you, with me.
>Isn't something fit people would ever say.
You're right, I was in great shape for 5 years, but not anymore. I used to do martial arts, but picked up a lot of injuries, had to stop, and got (somewhat) fat again. I still go to the gym 3x a week and have no problem doing 20 burpees in a row (not impressive, just something fatasses can't do). It's just in the grand scheme of things I found that being fit didn't really help me that much besides giving me a status boost in the eyes of normies (I won't self-censor for the sake of avoiding "cringe" or whatever). If it works for you that's great, but it doesn't work for everyone. For me, nothing was more infuriating than realizing that people only liked being around me because I was good at something and looked nice.
Okay so you've worked with people with Aspergers.
I've an actual diagnosis is there anything that needs to be done differently in terms of fitness.
I'm not over weight but I've pretty little muscle and I've major anxiety over letting people know I'm trying to get fit
>you come with shit everybody already knows.
This isn't true. Not everybody knows this stuff.
>because you see at the end of it you will see you have nothing accomplished when you catch you girfriend cheating on you, with me.
This is funny. My partner would never cheat. We've been together for over 5 years now. She isn't into robots either.
>why the fuck should i get fit?
Assuming you're actually asking the question: health, strength, sanity, self-esteem.
Hey Nick, I have very bad lower back pains, they come and they go but they're usually really bad (I can barely walk) right after some workouts. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Will working out my lower back help with this? If so, what exercises do you recommend?
>For me, nothing was more infuriating than realizing that people only liked being around me because I was good at something and looked nice.
Tunnel vision, there's always more to things than just that. There's a lot more wrong with you than fitness alone, as you're aware.
First, stop assuming everyone else is on your level, and stop judging them with standards that are applicable to you alone. If you're going to call them normies, go through with it and actually do consider them as children or inferior, but DO IT for real: that means, stop getting assmad when they behave like the normies you expect them to be. Who gets mad at a baby for not understanding English? Nobody. Get coherent, otherwise it'll be painfully obvious that you just want to be a normie, or want them to be like you. This can't happen, so if you can't overlook that, accept it, but REALLY accept it. Love the normies as they are.
When normies around me proclaim mundane shit I can destroy in 20 minutes by quoting 5 different books, I don't actually do it, and I don't actually hate them for saying dumbshit.
>I've an actual diagnosis
I've worked with people who officially had Asp and honestly they looked far worse; I was also told by their assistant that their brain was basically rotting, hence "Asperger's", which isn't at all what I know of it. I am seriously skeptical of such professionals.
And no, if you're actually an Aspie, there's nothing that should be different, since it's about your body, not your brain.
Do you have trouble enjoying fictional movies?
Will I still get stronger if I eat -500 cals from my daily cals needed while lifting every 2 days?
Im a 240lbs lardass and need to lose fat but I also want to be strong and muscular.
If you mean they're weak, that isn't a problem. If you mean anything else, see your doctor about it.
>Hey Nick, I have very bad lower back pains, they come and they go but they're usually really bad (I can barely walk) right after some workouts.
You need to stop right away and figure out what's wrong while your back recuperates.
Check form on every exercise you're doing. If you do situps, make sure your don't anchor your feet, because doing so will fuck your lower back as it forces it into two contradictory movements each rep. Maybe this is what's wrong.
Describe your work out.
I do believe that it is common knowledge that exercising delivers the happies to one's brain. I can confirm by personal experience too, in myself and people around me who started working out.
Yes. Muscles need protein, so make sure you get enough of that, and even with a deficit of 500, you'll still get stronger. You have way enough storage fat for your body to take what it needs. Just provide protein and you'll be fine.
>literally switched from talking about Christ to talking about health
I'd love to believe I am.
>I do believe that it is common knowledge that exercising delivers the happies to one's brain. I can confirm by personal experience too, in myself and people around me who started working out.
yeah it may help ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''depressed'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' normies with a bad mood
if you have real depression then it gives a spark in the beggining then everything go back to shit
>if you have real depression then it gives a spark in the beggining then everything go back to shit
I'm not talking about being depressed as in being sad, or in a bad mood. I won't go into details, but I've had "real depression" for a long time and anything resembling a clear program, with clear goals and clear results would have helped. It's only one of the things you can do to get better, but it's worth doing it.
I believe only people who beat depression can actually speak about the best ways to beat it; suggesting that only you has "real depression" will not invalidate the fact that I beat it and you didn't.
Really depressed people, as in clinically depressed people, will try anything.
I've had this pain on and off for about two years. I dance 4-6 days a week and I do a routine that consists of squats, lunges, sit-ups, push-ups and dorsal raises 5 times a week. I also have lordosis.
I heard of ways to cure this, are you doing exercises to help with that?
It's most likely where your pain comes from. Classic exercises are intended for people with normal backs, so to speak.
I'd stop everything and focus solely on curing lordosis, or making it better, and giving your body a rest.
It is a good thing sometimes to stop for a month. Pain like this isn't a good thing. Talk about it with your doctor.
Nick, should I do cardio and lifting at the same time? I am overweight and I am already doing diet. Besides losing weight, I also want to grow some muscles. What do you think it's the best for me?
>Nick I'm 300 pounds, if I eat 2000 calories a day and do an hour of cardio and some weights I will see gains yes?
I need to know your height and weight first.
Cardio won't make gains. You need to lift to get more strength (more muscles).
The state of my faith is far from perfect, unfortunately. I work for the Church as part of my job, so there's that, and I chose that job because of my faith, but it's an uneven journey and it's very dear to my heart.
>Nick, should I do cardio and lifting at the same time?
No, but you can do cardio on rest days.
> I am overweight and I am already doing diet. Besides losing weight, I also want to grow some muscles. What do you think it's the best for me?
Depending on your knees, I'd consider swimming or running. Don't run if you're very obese and get knee pains, swim instead. Learn to swim for real first, as in a coach or shitloads of tutorials on YouTube (I learned that way).
It depends on what you want: what's the main priority? Losing fat or getting strong? Or neither? You can do both. I'd advise eating at a deficit anyway, and lifting primarily.
The reason is this: it's easier not to eat 500kcal than to burn them. It is possible to focus solely on lifting for now and gain strength and lose weight.
That's my advice, don't overbook yourself with too much to do.
I no longer recommend my DB program because some have voiced doubts that it is good in terms of muscular balance, so I am researching that stuff until I find a sufficient answer, after which I will either give my DB program again or correct it, or recommend something else.
But you can go SS/SL with a barbell no problem.
I need your weight too, if I am to calculate your approximate BMR.
All right, it may be unrelated, I don't know, but consider it. Exercises against lordosis are mostly flexibility exercises and such. You're welcome.
>Okay, you're perfect. It doesn't matter that the state of your faith is not perfect as long as you're trying to improve.
You flatter me. I am trying to improve and help others to improve. All that's left of my faith is this, basically. And hope.
Your BMR, if you're around 25 yo, is close to 2500kcal, which means that 2000kcal would indeed be enough to lose weight. For now. Make sure to change it as you change. If you lose a lot, you'll have to go even lower.
Working out isn't mandatory to lose fat, you don't even have to think about it now. I advise to start slowly to ensure that you stick to the small steps you take.
>so far ive been biking for about an hour a day which has been helping a lot, mood has improved greatly since I started it
Excellent! Enjoying what you do is key to being able to continue. Consider this a great success, it is.
Definitely keep that up. Doing this and the calories, you will see results on a weekly basis.
Faith is quite a journey, I wish you the best. The patience and the passion for helping others that you have shown in these threads say a lot about you and they will get you far.
Not in the mood for self improvements today,
Hurt my knees doing RDLs somehow (trying to work on hamstring glute isolation so I don't wreck my back on dead-lifts).
Anyway just wanted to stop by to thank you for these threads, it's nice to have some constructive positivity here.
>Faith is quite a journey, I wish you the best. The patience and the passion for helping others that you have shown in these threads say a lot about you and they will get you far.
Thank you for these words. Truly.
To lose fat, eat 500kcal less than your BMR.
As for the rest, make sure you eat around 1 gram of protein for 1 kilo of your body (no need to count, just eat enough meat, eggs, beans, and stuff that has protein).
That will be enough to both lose fat and gain muscle.
>Hurt my knees doing RDLs somehow (trying to work on hamstring glute isolation so I don't wreck my back on dead-lifts).
Not sure, but that's possibly the worst you could do for your knees.
If you experience knee pain when you use them, typically deadlift, then you are like me. I'm also having to prepare for future BB deadlifts and squats because my knees are fucked. I can't even run without getting seriously hurt.
Here's the potential problem: if you can't touch your toes, feet together, legs straight, then your hamstrings are too short. What this does is it forces your kneecaps against other bones, and that causes wear, and pain.
To remedy this, if that's the problem, you need to increase hamstrings flexibility.
1. put leg on small table or chair, both legs straight, hold where it is uncomfortable but not painful, 1 minute each leg
2. stand up, spread to the side, max, hold, swing left and right with your arms along the leg
3. sit, sole to sole, push thighs down, hold
thanks for the head up, will work on flexibility before returning to rdls.
what are some safer hamstring exercises, lunges?
I have no equipment aside from a barbell and dumbbells atm.
>what are some safer hamstring exercises, lunges?
The ones I gave you are safe, it's only flexibility, and it's what you probably need for now. I'd abstain from squats and such until your knees are fine. You can do some sumo squats when you feel better, but even then, don't abuse it. I do 3 sets of 5 or about nowadays, but no more, because I already feel it in my knees.
Treat those knees gently, and work on being flexible in your hamstrings, that's the main thing here. You will destroy your knees if you aren't flexible enough.
Count a few months to get results.
>Is it better to do cardio based on sets or I just do it until I cant handle anymore?
And remember: cardio must be done at a pace where you can actually talk. So whenever you get winded, you walk, or stop, and start again.
>Fuck off back to /fit/, no one needs this useless advice when the sticky has everything you need anyways.
1. the sticky doesn't have everything
2. not everyone here will go check /fit/
3. the sticky isn't a person
The sticky knows nothing of short hamstrings causing knee pains and such. Life is more complicated than saying "Google it" or "read the sticky".
Besides, if you think /fit/ is about fitness, you haven't been there in a long time.
I can't do push ups, not even a single one.
You obviously don't know me, but what do you think the reason for this is? Poor technique? I'm not muscular, at all, but I'm pretty sure even the biggest nerd out there can do a single push up without a problem.
>I can't do push ups, not even a single one.
Absolutely normal. Most people can't do one either.
>You obviously don't know me, but what do you think the reason for this is?
Very simply lack of strength.
>I'm not muscular, at all, but I'm pretty sure even the biggest nerd out there can do a single push up without a problem.
And you're wrong. Most people think everyone can do one pushup, so most people lie about it. If you never train strength in any way, you won't be able to do a pushup.
Don't start with pushups, do simpler ones, from your knees, if you can. If you can't, do them against a table, or the bath tub. If you can't, against the wall.
Good form = arms bend at a 45 angle to your body. Hands should be slightly under nipple level.
Don't be a moron, it's very common. I recall a time when I couldn't either.
It depends on your weight a lot.
>can do 30 pushups
>can't do a single one
It varies a lot. Ten years after, I'm growing more strength and can do real pushups again.
Hi nick first off i wanted to say what you're doing i gr8 and ive been stuggling with motivation recently to get fit and this post is gonna help me get my goals sorted and my journey begins.
I'm 18 and a skinny fat at 5 foot 8 and 154lbs. I used to be rather fit when i was on the soccer team with a 19 minute 4km and i could do 9 pullups at my best. Over the last year I've become sedentary and can barely do a pullup. I want to gain muscle mass but lose fat (i have a fuckton of belly fat, esp for my weight ans bmi). Is the best thing to just lift with protein and eat at a calorie deficient?
>How does a 'normal diet' look to you? What do you eat?
I may not be the best example, because I'm the sort of guy who understands that enjoying what you do is an important component of whatever you do.
Me? I count my calories, and I sometimes fuck up. On purpose.
The main thing is to eat varied things. Everything you eat has calories, virtually, and you just need a bit of everything. Anything goes if it's natural and not processed, and is under your calorie count.
You, however, might need to eat more than usual. Eat pistachios, 100g of them is over 500kcal, 400kcal of pistachios would be over my daily limit, to show you.
Here's my feeling: you are the same guy who's been posting similar comments since the beginning; you aren't actually fit and never considered getting fit, but the idea of it upsets you to the point where you feel urged to come here and post this stuff.
You wanted my attention, now you have it. What do you have to say for yourself?
eating 100g pistachios a day will kill you from vitamin E poisoning. I'm asking you about proper food, the kind you'd cook on a stove and I'm asking you this because I surely don't eat varied enough things.
Give me just your top 3 foods that you also consider healthy.
Dude I was a Neet for 2 years and did nothing but workout.
I'm just arguing against you saying getting fit didn't solve any of my problems. You speak in absolutes, yet I'm here to tell you it did nothing for me.
>eating 100g pistachios a day will kill you from vitamin E poisoning. I'm asking you about proper food, the kind you'd cook on a stove and I'm asking you this because I surely don't eat varied enough things.
Nuts are healthy, some of the healthiest stuff you can eat. Good fats.
If you want to gain weight, that's one thing, if you want to eat healthy and gain weight, that's another.
My top 3 depends heavily on what I personally like. Everything is healthy if it isn't processed, basically.
>meat: chicken, beef, tuna, salmon
I eat a lot of all this as my basis, and I add whatever I like.
Pic related may help you more.
>You speak in absolutes
I'm a Sith lord.
If it solved none of your problems, that's because you set out with the wrong goals. It should have done a lot for you. Are you sure you did it correctly? Lots of people spend years doing senseless shit that doesn't work. You wouldn't be the first.
my point was that anything in excess can be harmful. I have a friend that got sick from eating a pack of roasted peanuts a day each day for several months.
I'm asking you this because I have a hard time making a balanced diet. I plan to hit the gym as soon as spring comes but by then I feel I have to put the rest of my life in order. And my diet right now is pure chaos.
So thanks, I guess. Keep giving advice!
If you stick to food that isn't processed, you will be fine, just vary your diet and nothing wrong will happen.
I buy lots of cans as they are cheap and the food in them is natural: beans, white beans, red beans, corn, fruit, etc.
Once you learn basic cooking, you will be all right. It doesn't take long at all and tastes great.
I recommend stews and soups too.
>Oh fuck I've been doing it wrong?
Yes. Going harder than that makes your body tap into different resources or something. Like, your body would burn more easily available energy, such as what you've just consumed, instead of fat. Maybe even muscle.
Im 125lbs and im wanting to get /fit/. I have two problems though
1) I work at a Fast food place and they give us only 15 mins for lunch (if we get a break) and that means only time to order Fast food from that place, how do i maintain or not put on weight from eating this shitty food?
2) I really want to put on some muscle. However all my work outs have left me unable to? It always seems to go to my leg calf and not my arms / chest. My brother is a gym rat and says if i worked out harder i could get swoll like him? Is it just my body type or am i doing something wrong?
*a anon wanting to get /fit/*
>1) I work at a Fast food place and they give us only 15 mins for lunch (if we get a break) and that means only time to order Fast food from that place, how do i maintain or not put on weight from eating this shitty food?
Can you not pack a lunch in the morning and bring it with you to work?
No lie,our owner doesnt allow us to do that because of "health concerns". When we do, he doesnt say anything to us but forces us to eat in the back near the dumpster / trash room.
>I work at a Fast food place and they give us only 15 mins for lunch (if we get a break) and that means only time to order Fast food from that place, how do i maintain or not put on weight from eating this shitty food?
Count the calories. It may not be the healthiest, but if you can keep under a certain amount, it'll be OK.
Another solution is simply this: you prepare sandwhiches yourself the previous day, or the morning. A big sandwich filled with natural food doesn't require cooking at lunch, just pull it out, eat..
>2) I really want to put on some muscle. However all my work outs have left me unable to? It always seems to go to my leg calf and not my arms / chest. My brother is a gym rat and says if i worked out harder i could get swoll like him? Is it just my body type or am i doing something wrong?
You need to follow a strength program to get strong. Something like SS, minus the nutritional part, would be fine. If you can increase the weight, then you can increase your strength. Read the guide to understand the basics of it all. It's the best thing you can do right now.
Guess I'll ask here since /fit/ is shit.
I'm skinnyfat but only in my stomach area, everywhere else is thin. I've recently lost 9 pounds but my bulge remains and I don't want to lose anymore weight as I'll start getting too thin. What do?
>I'm skinnyfat but only in my stomach area, everywhere else is thin. I've recently lost 9 pounds but my bulge remains and I don't want to lose anymore weight as I'll start getting too thin. What do?
You're still fat. You need to lose more weight, because that's the only way your belly will lose its fat. It's excess fat all the same. You won't get much thinner anywhere else if you're already thin.
If you don't want to look thin, get stronger.
I suggest to continue losing weight (fat weight) and starting strength. Get thee lifting.
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I'm aware that information on getting fit is readily available. I know that diet and exercise work. I just don't believe I personally am capable of committing to any goal longer than a week before I rationalize it away and give up.
i wanna thank you man, im slowly making progress!
>I just don't believe I personally am capable of committing to any goal longer than a week before I rationalize it away and give up.
Since you're aware of your own bullshit, you are more likely than others to succeed.
Remember: commitment doesn't need to be perfect. Fuckups along the way are fine. Surprise yourself.
Start simple for a week and keep doing it afterwards. Do only this: count the calories you eat every day.
Nothing else. Do this for a week, see how many you eat, have them written down neatly.
You can also weigh yourself daily and write that down too.
I'm sure you can do this.
I'm 5'7 and 146~lbs. Should I be bulking or cutting? From what I understand you need to be in a calorie surplus to gain muscle, so is there any reason to cut at this point? Should I just eat a lot and work out?
I have a good amount of body fat (chubby cheeks, double chin if I look down, love handles) so I'm not really sure what to do. Also, how the fuck are you supposed to get your daily calorie needs if you eat healthy? Healthy food is really low in calories and you'd have to eat a shit ton to be able to get the same amount of calories as 1 Big Mac.
>From what I understand you need to be in a calorie surplus to gain muscle, so is there any reason to cut at this point? Should I just eat a lot and work out?
Not necessary, you can gain strength and muscle without excess fat.
>I have a good amount of body fat (chubby cheeks, double chin if I look down, love handles) so I'm not really sure what to do
You definitely DON'T bulk. Do not overeat. Undereat.
>Also, how the fuck are you supposed to get your daily calorie needs if you eat healthy?
That doesn't really make sense.
>Healthy food is really low in calories and you'd have to eat a shit ton to be able to get the same amount of calories as 1 Big Mac.
That's not true. Meat is healthy food and very high in calories. A small steak patty is around 200kcal if not 400. Add bread to it and you're around 600 easily. Eat two a day and you're at 1200, add a third and you've reached your max already.
Veggies are low in calories, but even a whole can of beans will be 300kcal or so.
Healthy doesn't mean "just veggies", by all means.
>Like, your body would burn more easily available energy, such as what you've just consumed
That explains why my stomach felt like it was empty even though I had just ate.
That's some good information, thanks.
>Not necessary, you can gain strength and muscle without excess fat.
How does that work if I'm not gaining mass? I'm still a retard when it comes to all of this.
>You definitely DON'T bulk. Do not overeat. Undereat.
So I'll want to lose weight. Okay, how much should I lower my daily calories then? A couple hundred?
>That's not true
Maybe I've just been looking in the wrong places then. Most places I've looked at recommend like 6 meals a day, and that's pretty unrealistic in my current living situation.
How do you control eating on impulse/binge eating? Also is planet fitness really a bad gym? I have a membership and went for a good 2 months but I stopped going because of personal issues but everyone always shits on it. Should I switch? Money is also a factor why I chose planet fitness in the first place.
>Since you're aware of your own bullshit, you are more likely than others to succeed.
You'd think so, but sadly it doesn't work like that. I've gone to the gym with that reasoning before and it never lasts. I understand it's my fault for not following through or wanting it bad enough or whatever.
>How does that work if I'm not gaining mass?
You can lose fat and gain muscle. Thus, it won't shown on the scale, but the change is for the better. Muscles are built with protein primarily, so as long as you feed your body enough protein, and as long as there's already excess fat, you don't need to overeat.
>So I'll want to lose weight. Okay, how much should I lower my daily calories then? A couple hundred?
400kcal less than your BMR, which you can calculate online.
>. Most places I've looked at recommend like 6 meals a day, and that's pretty unrealistic in my current living situation.
It's a meme. In the grand scheme of things, it makes no difference how many meals a day you eat. 2 meals a day works better for me. 6 small meals would just make me hungry and frustrated and I'd fucking snap.
>How do you control eating on impulse/binge eating?
You analyse why you'd eat this way, and then focus on the fact that it's emotional eating and that you'd be better off dealing with these problems another way. Easier said than done, I know. Giving yourself strict limits will help making food be solely about nutrition and not psychology.
> Also is planet fitness really a bad gym?
I'm Swiss, so hearing about this thing sounds outrageously hilarious and weird to me, but if they have equipment, go for it. If they have free weights, hell yeah. The rest doesn't matter.
If they have dumbbells and barbells and such, just go for it. Nothing else matters.
>400kcal less than your BMR, which you can calculate online.
Do you mean 400 less than the amount when I plug in my BMR (1676.88) into that Harris Benedict equation? I need around 2300-2500 daily, so I'd just bump that down by 400, right? From what I understand BMR is how much calories you need to live if you just sat in bed all day.
Anyway, thanks for all the help senpai
>From what I understand BMR is how much calories you need to live if you just sat in bed all day.
Correct. Take 400 from that and you should lose weight. Adapt accordingly as things aren't always the same for everyone. I needed much less than my calculator suggested.
See how your weight changes or remains the same, or increases, adapt accordingly.
This looks easy and great, I know I could do this, its just that I honestly have 0 motivation. I don't have someone that will keep on my ass and make me follow through this. In order for me to do this I would honestly need a partner. I know I'm letting myself down but its the honest cold truth
>I don't have someone that will keep on my ass and make me follow through this
You have me. Every time you see my thread, you'll autocheck whether you've been doing your work or not. Expect me.
>In order for me to do this I would honestly need a partner. I know I'm letting myself down but its the honest cold truth
Well, that's solved, pardner.
>implying you need motivation
It helps occasionally but I've been going for 3 weeks without any signs of stopping. You just have to make it part of your routine. It'll eventually turn into a habit and you'll like doing it. Do it no matter what.
I'm still inquiring, takes effort to get answers from these homos. Know that my DB program was based on their comments. The main thing I'm concerned with is the muscular imbalance.
It needs more variety, so I'm working on a new program, for which I'll find tutorials and all. By variety, I don't mean more exercises, but more pulling exercises and such. Not easy without pullups.
For beginners, I don't think the program is that bad at all. I've been doing it myself for a while and I am more than fine, but if there's any truth to what the homos say, I want to know ASAP.
I'll keep you updated.
This. Plan as much as possible, leave as little as possible to your willpower, so that when the time comes, you only have to do it. That's what works best. Don't make it like a huge effort every time, just make it part of your day, like brushing your teet.
I really want to get fit, but I'm disabled (hands to be precise. can't do normal push ups for example). Any idea what I should do OP? I thought about running, but there's kind of an psychological barrier with all the people that are staring at me.
You could run in deserted areas. Perhaps you can find weights that get attached to the limbs. I'm sure something exists out there. I don't know much about it myself, though.
I'm sorry that I can't help more.
>Are attached weights comparable to traditional ones?
Weight is weight, so yes. There has to be contraptions out there that you can attach to yourself and load weight. It's very comparable. You'll work the same muscles with it.
>I have bad knees + muscle pain in my groin when I run
If you know yourself to be severely inflexible, then that's your problem. Hamstrings.
You're gonna have to stretch for months and then the pain will go away.
Flexibility affects a lot more than we think.
>hamstrings so short they force kneecap into bone contact
>may also cause groin pain for another reason
desu senpai if you eat under 2000 calories a day you slowly kill your metabolism. If it was as easy as getting people to only eat one meal or two it would already be done. Losing weight requires not overeating and not under eating and exercise to be efficient.
>desu senpai if you eat under 2000 calories a day you slowly kill your metabolism.
My BMR is around 1700. If I eat more than 1500, I gain weight or stay at the same weight. I need to eat 1200 to have any efficiency.
> If it was as easy as getting people to only eat one meal or two it would already be done.
Hardly. It is that easy, and that hard. I originally lost 8 kilos doing nothing but counting calories and undereating less. No working out.
I have to go soon, guys.
>I can press my palm flat against the ground with my legs straight, is that still not flexible enough?
It ought to be. Can you hold your shin against your hamstrings? Are your quads flexible as well?
There is such a thing as too much flexibility, but it's pretty extreme. Ever seen a doctor about it?
Do you have any good videos on running form and stretching? I've lost 80 pounds so far and I really want to start running a lot but I can't run for shit still. 181, 5'10 and can barely run a mile in 10 minutes.
Unfortunately, I don't. I looked around some stretching ones but found nothing transcendental.
Let me see if I have some stuff in my folder...
I'm a manlet btw, is SS any good? Also, I have two important questions: I have hypermobility, which makes my joints pop out during weight lifting, plus I get back sinus headaches when I run and my left Achilles' tendon hurts like a bitch after a while. What gives?
>I'm a manlet btw, is SS any good?
Yes, SS is one of the confirmed programs.
> I have hypermobility, which makes my joints pop out during weight lifting,
I'd suggest knee braces and such.
> I get back sinus headaches when I run
Pressure tension probably. Not sure what to do about it, but I definitely saw something on the subject.
>my left Achilles' tendon hurts like a bitch after a while
Perhaps flexibility issues. Inflexibility results in joint pains and the likes. Make sure you are flexible, if not, do stretching exercises and get more flexible.
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My knees don't pop out, but my wrists, shoulder blades and shoulders do. Is there anything to stop that? And I did a test in high school that showed I was as flexible as the average girl, but that was a long time ago... Maybe I need to work on my flexibility more. Also, thank you for your help.
Do you know anything about martial arts?
>but my wrists, shoulder blades and shoulders do. Is there anything to stop that?
I am pretty sure you can find braces for all these joints too.
>Do you know anything about martial arts?
Apart from a little bit of Judo when I was very young, not really. I have a friend who's pretty good at Kung Fu, though (female friend).
If you have any question I could ask her about it.
And you're welcome. A pleasure for me to help you all.
I must go very soon.
Because I am a manlet, I wanted to try Judo, but I also have thin wrists, which are bad for Judo. Do you or her have anything to say in regards to this, or small people doing martial arts? 5"7 btw.
>Because I am a manlet, I wanted to try Judo, but I also have thin wrists, which are bad for Judo. Do you or her have anything to say in regards to this, or small people doing martial arts? 5"7 btw.
She's not here yet, but I don't think you should limit yourself based on wrists' girth or height.
Pick the one you like best and do it. I've seen shorter UFC fighters, you know, and they did well.
You can't change your height anyway, so don't limit yourself because of it. 5"7 isn't that short anyway.
I'll ask my friend but I doubt she'll say anything like "Don't, too short."
Never call yourself a manlet again. As a meme, it's ok, but that's all it should be.
I must go sleep now, it's past 1 am.
I will come back!
Nick, how do you feel about carb reduction?
More precisely, I mean watching your calories whilst also cutting carbs to about 30g per day.
I have been told and told and told that doing this makes weight loss go much faster. What's your experience?
Is there anyway to kill your appetite entirely, so that eating at a deficit becomes easy?
Everything else is no problem but I'm hungry all the time, even with plenty of protein and fiber