Fitness |OT9|...You looked better before

sphinx

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I just want to say, it's nice you guys didn't commit account-suicide

I have mostly abstained from getting into and commenting about the drama and incidents that have plagued the video game forum community at large in the last week but I'd be lying if I said it hasn't influenced my forum behavior.

I feel like I don't want to post any more, neither here nor there (I mean the two forums, not this thread).

If everyone here moved to the new forum, I'd strongly consider moving there though,

Being honest, outside of this community, I don't remember ever feeling understood or that other people had any kind of empathy for me personally so I am not really itching to get an account over there, it's exactly the same people and over time it will face the same challenges and.. well, yeah...I don't buy the "OMG, this is so much better than the old forum!" thing just yet, I'll give it a year and see how they handle controversial topics and see how they deal with them.

for all the shit Neogaf has gotten into in the last days, mods tried their best to keep controversial topics on and off-topic civil over the years, specially after Trump won and I am not sure it worked out, it's nigh impossible to have civil discussion in a lot of matters, religions, gender, politics.

I want the new place to get through that and see how that goes.

anyway sorry for the offtopic-ness just wanted to speak out.
 
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I just want to say, it's nice you guys didn't commit account-suicide

I have mostly abstained from getting into and commenting about the drama and incidents that have plagued the video game forum community at large in the last week but I'd be lying if I said it hasn't influenced my forum behavior.

I feel like I don't want to post any more, neither here nor there (I mean the two forums, not this thread).

If everyone here moved to the new forum, I'd strongly consider moving there though,

Being honest, outside of this community, I don't remember ever feeling understood or that other people had any kind of empathy for me personally so I am not really itching to get an account over there, it's exactly the same people and over time it will face the same challenges and.. well, yeah...I don't buy the "OMG, this is so much better than the old forum!" thing just yet, I'll give it a year and see how they handle controversial topics and see how they deal with them.

for all the shit Neogaf has gotten into in the last days, mods tried their best to keep controversial topics on and off-topic civil over the years, specially after Trump won and I am not sure it worked out, it's nigh impossible to have civil discussion in a lot of matters, religions, gender, politics.

I want the new place to get through that and see how that goes.

anyway sorry for the offtopic-ness just wanted to speak out.
My main appeal to the new forum is that it, for one reason or another, has brought many of the FitGAF members back together. I'll follow the FitGAF pack since my interest in gaming has decreased substantially. Lots of people over there so feel free to come join us!

Edit: I should also add that I did not abandon ship. I'm still a GAF member and don't plan on going anywhere unless this thread dies.
 

sphinx

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My main appeal to the new forum is that it, for one reason or another, has brought many of the FitGAF members back together. I'll follow the FitGAF pack since my interest in gaming has decreased substantially. Lots of people over there so feel free to come join us!
Is there a fitness thread there? I haven't found anything fitness related there, probably because I am a lurker. dunno
 
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I signed up with a live.com email and got approved within 48 hours.

On the registration when it asks for your old GAF profile just include a link to your profile page and this should speed things up.

-A longtime but grateful lurker on this thread-
 
Is there a consensus of at what age it is OK for kids to start doing some weight lifting (if at all)?
I've seen gym bros take their young children to the gym on weekends. As long as its supervised. The weights are light (you know they're gonna try and swing a fucking 20kg dumbbell curl to tell their friends)
Rest more than you would as an adult

I can't see anything online discouraging it. If it worries you consult a doctor.
 
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Finally reached the "theoric" 1000lbs club this saturday.

My theoric maxes are now:

Squat: 338lbs
Bench: 245lbs
Deadlift: 417lbs
Total: 1000lbs

Overhead: 159lbs

The heaviest lifts I have actually done:

Squat: 323.5lbs (-15lbs)
Bench: 234.5lbs (-10lbs)
Deadlift: 366lbs (-50lbs)
Total: 924.5

Overhead: 153lbs (-6lbs)

I get pretty exhausted on deadlift by the time I get to the heavy weights, but I'm pretty sure 400 would go up decently easily on a sumo lift if I go at it fresh.
 
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Anyone here consider doing rucking before? I am going to be starting school soon so I will be taking public transportation while carrying a backpack around 10 pounds.

Gaming laptop+ Charger +water bottle+ notebooks,pencils and etc... so estimating about 10 pounds that is going to be carried by a 155 pound man.

I heard there are benefits to doing rucking and I will be carrying a 10 pound backpack and walking at least 3 miles a day.
 
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Finally reached the "theoric" 1000lbs club this saturday.

My theoric maxes are now:

Squat: 338lbs
Bench: 245lbs
Deadlift: 417lbs
Total: 1000lbs

Overhead: 159lbs

The heaviest lifts I have actually done:

Squat: 323.5lbs (-15lbs)
Bench: 234.5lbs (-10lbs)
Deadlift: 366lbs (-50lbs)
Total: 924.5

Overhead: 153lbs (-6lbs)

I get pretty exhausted on deadlift by the time I get to the heavy weights, but I'm pretty sure 400 would go up decently easily on a sumo lift if I go at it fresh.
Amazing man... how much do you weigh?
 
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No one has posted in this thread in almost a year. Fuck it, I'm necro-ing it.

Renewed my gym membership this week. Did chest and back on monday and bi's and tri's yesterday. I kept the weight low to try and reduce doms. No luck. I can barely move today. Legs are up next. I'm gonna wait until the weekend though. I don't want upper and lower body doms at the same time. I won't be able to go to work and do my job if I'm that sore.
 
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High rep super low weight is the best way to get back into it from my experience. Even some free weight stuff can work wonders for getting back into it. I've been a slug lately as well. Planning on doing a mile then body weight exercises plus some core.
 
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43yo, 101kg, 6ft dad bod extraordinaire signing in. I doubt I'll be able to contribute much to this thread but for your amusement wanted to relate this.

For the first time in my life I've started to feel "weak" for want of a better term and joined the gym to lose some weight, build some strength and conditioning and improve my posture.

Friday was my first leg day and I think I had a near death experience. Tremendously sore right now, please tell me it gets better.

Send help
 
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43yo, 101kg, 6ft dad bod extraordinaire signing in. I doubt I'll be able to contribute much to this thread but for your amusement wanted to relate this.

For the first time in my life I've started to feel "weak" for want of a better term and joined the gym to lose some weight, build some strength and conditioning and improve my posture.

Friday was my first leg day and I think I had a near death experience. Tremendously sore right now, please tell me it gets better.

Send help
Leg doms are the worst. if you want super extreme pain do calves and you won't be able to walk at all. Usually 3 days after the workout you'll be fine. You'd be surprised how much doms is reduced by your 2nd workout.
 
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I started new fitness program recently. It is absolutely fantastic and I've made amazing gains on all my lifts. I need to lose at least 15 lbs. Also I'm thinking of attending vacuum body sculpting procedures in MedSpa NYC to sculpt the curves andget rid of cellulite faster. Hope I'll see the results in the next few weeks.
 
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I started new fitness program recently. It is absolutely fantastic and I've made amazing gains on all my lifts. I need to lose at least 15 lbs. Also I'm thinking of attending vacuum body sculpting procedures in MedSpa NYC to sculpt the curves andget rid of cellulite faster. Hope I'll see the results in the next few weeks.
Considering risks for health and quality of outcome, as well as price, with all kinds of unnecessary surgical procedures, I'd suggest trying to first try for an extended period of time to maximise your progress using sports and mindful nutrition. Afterall, results achieved by means of sports and well-planned nutrition are easier to maintain, as well. Considering you are saying you are seeing good progress with your new program, I'd strongly suggest first seeing what you can achieve the natural way.
 
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Started back up on the intermittent fasting. Started it in January and the results are a lot faster than I was expecting, but I had stopped for a couple months due to convention/cos-play preparation (which is stressful as hell) and gained back some fat and lost some toning. It's only been three weeks sense I started I.F. and going back to the gym and I can already start seeing results again. Not the easiest thing in the world to do as I'm really hungry right now, but hey, it works.
 
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I'm so bored of going to the gym, but I just do it anyway.

I'm actually in pretty good shape these days, and losing weight. I hit my high of 218, and now I'm down to 207ish. The main thing has actually been living in a high cost state because my money doesn't stretch as far and I have to be very stingy about how I spend on food. So I eat less, eat better, and so on.

As usual it's easier to lose weight when you aren't lifting, but the body looks so much better when you do.
 
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Jesus wept... I go to America for 10 days and look what happens!
haha I left america for over 6 months and lost like 50 pounds. Weighing in around 172. The downside was being way weaker and out of shape than normal. Being back in the US for 4 months caused me to gain that right back. Though I fell into a hole of energy drinks and soda again.

I picked up circuit training classes at a local gym for almost a month now. Definitely getting results despite not changing my habits much. Honestly doing this conditioning and training feels like something I should have done long ago. Screw personal training and traditional lifting weights. I could add that in there but the struggle of doing a conditioning class and then doing metabolic conditioning(basically similar to the crossfit stuff). Is like putting a fast forward on my personal improvements. Yeah I am probably not as weight lifting strong as I would normally be at this point but I imagine I could run laps around my average self and that is only with a month of this stuff. Can't wait to see where I am in 2 more months.

I ate chinese for lunch and then did my conditioning class after work.... I felt that chinese in ways that made me suffer. No good!
 
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haha I left america for over 6 months and lost like 50 pounds. Weighing in around 172. The downside was being way weaker and out of shape than normal. Being back in the US for 4 months caused me to gain that right back. Though I fell into a hole of energy drinks and soda again.

I picked up circuit training classes at a local gym for almost a month now. Definitely getting results despite not changing my habits much. Honestly doing this conditioning and training feels like something I should have done long ago. Screw personal training and traditional lifting weights. I could add that in there but the struggle of doing a conditioning class and then doing metabolic conditioning(basically similar to the crossfit stuff). Is like putting a fast forward on my personal improvements. Yeah I am probably not as weight lifting strong as I would normally be at this point but I imagine I could run laps around my average self and that is only with a month of this stuff. Can't wait to see where I am in 2 more months.

I ate chinese for lunch and then did my conditioning class after work.... I felt that chinese in ways that made me suffer. No good!
Good job keeping at it! Small hand-weights and/or kettle bells and/or resistance bands are worth incorporating into your routine. It's not necessarily about muscle strength but also joint stability and strength. Keep that in mind since avoiding injury is especially important if you are doing conditioning.
 
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Ive been working towards getting back in proper shape,at least to where im happy. Eating better as a start, slowly adding exercises bit by bit.

I dont have the same time i had before(when i had gotten in great shape) so its been hard for me to stay motivated.
 
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Good job keeping at it! Small hand-weights and/or kettle bells and/or resistance bands are worth incorporating into your routine. It's not necessarily about muscle strength but also joint stability and strength. Keep that in mind since avoiding injury is especially important if you are doing conditioning.
Yeah the conditioning class has like 30 minutes of conditioning with weights in hand. I think we have like 10 minutes of stretches while holding those weights. Somedays feel easy and then somedays I swear he is trying to show off and it is brutal(which is a nice reminder that I have much more to go for those complacent moments).

Thinking of trying to do metabolic conditioning today before I do my regular conditioning class. However, there was a girl that looked in pretty rough shape and quit about 1/3 of the way through the class yesterday.
 
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I started biking (single-speed Schwinn beach cruiser) to/from work and it's 6.3 miles / 10km each way. It makes me feel ravenously hungry which kind of sucks.
So I've been at this for 2 months now. Average temp in Michigan has been 40*F (4*C). Lost 20LBS and have gained some brown fat in my chest/neck area. The cold endurance is more important to me than the weight loss but trimming down isn't bad either.

Maybe off topic, but can anyone recommend some hardy bike tires/tubes? This morning I had my third flat in a month (second tube) so I had to walk the rest of the way.
 
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Not even BCAA or protein?
Yes, no supplements. I do eat high protein food such as quark or low-fat meat, but never any supplements. I feel it is better for me to just use natural nutritional sources and in a way I see supplements as a gateway drug to doping. I have no issues with others taking supplements, but I want to keep my nutrition as natural as possible, also because I think that the digestive systems are probably not optimised towards extremely high concentrations of singular nutrients.
 
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Enjoy Reading all of the content.

Let me add some points about the nutrition for perfect muscles.

Now you have your training squared aside, it's time to stock up the dinner dish. The following recommendations can help you pack on lean body mass.

Eat your proteins. Men need in order to aim for no less than 150 grams of protein daily. 180-220 grams per day is a great intake average to aim for.
Adjust your calories from fat. During your very first year of lifting try to gain 1. 5 to 2 pounds monthly. Adjust your calories from fat as needed. During year 2 try to gain one pound monthly.
Healthy fats with regard to health. Healthy fats are crucial for good wellness. Make sure which 25 to 35% of the daily calories originate from healthy fats.
Carbohydrates for energy. Now you know how many calories from fat, fats, and gr of protein to consume per day, complete the remaining calories from fat with quality carb sources.
Vary your own foods. When it involves fruits, veggies, carbohydrate, and protein meals, try to eat several various kinds of each during the actual week.
Use the actual 80% rule. Attempt to eat at least 80% of the calories from thoroughly clean, healthy foods. It's ok in order to save a small part of calories each day to have an unhealthy snack, unhealthy foods, fast food or even soda.
Supplementation. Dietary supplements like whey proteins, fish oil along with a multivitamin will help you cover your dietary bases and achieve your daily consumption goals.
 
Whenever done properly, weight lifting offers numerous many benefits to 13-year-old kids. In fact, the American University of Sports Medicine states that the child can safely take part in weight training so long as they are mature enough to follow along with directions. Although they might not see substantial improvements in muscle tissue, 13-year-old boys will build up strength and stamina. To prevent damage, boys should concentrate closely on physical exercise technique and a grownup should supervise their own training..