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Balrog0
05/03/20 5:17:23 PM
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I actually had a good workout today even though I was feeling pretty shitty

Have a work call in 45 so my pwo meal is leftover pork chops

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Romes187
05/03/20 5:31:19 PM
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The_Freecs
05/03/20 5:38:30 PM
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Been getting the exercise part down, but struggling really hard with the diet.
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emblem boy
05/03/20 6:21:54 PM
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Romes187 posted...
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RoadsterUFO
05/03/20 6:24:29 PM
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Drank beer today. Fitness goals for today are definitely regressive, but Ill be back on track tomorrow.

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Balrog0
05/03/20 6:36:45 PM
#6:


Man I'm craving a beer. All I've had today is 2 scoops of protein powder, a fried pork chop and an apple

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emblem boy
05/03/20 6:43:17 PM
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Balrog0 posted...
Man I'm craving a beer. All I've had today is 2 scoops of protein powder, a fried pork chop and an apple


If you don't mind me asking, what was the food argument you had with your gf?
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Balrog0
05/03/20 6:44:45 PM
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Man I don't wanna talk about it, I'm sorry lol

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s0nicfan
05/03/20 6:53:22 PM
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Balrog0 posted...
Man I'm craving a beer. All I've had today is 2 scoops of protein powder, a fried pork chop and an apple

If you feel like you're going to cave, get a small glass and pour yourself like a third of a beer and then immediately dump the rest out. Better to have a few sips to crush your craving than fight it until you end up drinking a whole bottle.

You could even do something like ice the glass for a little bit so your sips are extra frosty and it feels like a reward.

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DD Divine
05/03/20 6:55:02 PM
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I decide to go for a walk then decide to run. All in all did 6 miles. Felt great.

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alimajor
05/03/20 8:32:03 PM
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Took a wonderful 2 hour walk through Central Park this evening with a friend. Not all workouts have to be work~
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Billy__Beane
05/04/20 7:13:21 AM
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Its impossible to diet without the wife also dieting. She starts Optavia later this week so that should make my diet strict. Personally I think its a pyramid scheme but she was adament and it had worked for her in the past, so I said sure.

Also I really want to buy a dips station, I miss doing dips. Maybe later when I start bulking. Any kind of makeshift dip station at home just isn't the same.

Also since I started, I haven't been able to focus on anything else in my free time other than reading up about lifting. Back in 2013 when I used to lift, I would spend every free minute of my time watching youtube videos - Elliot Hulse, Omar Isuf, Chris Jones were my favorites. I probably learned the most practical tips from Chris Jones although his videos are crap now. Now I'm in that phase where I'm constantly on reddit fitness, naturalbodybuilding, and powerlifting. I need to stop. I think I have a good routine and schedule, I just gottta put my head down and see my results in 2-3 months.
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Balrog0
05/04/20 8:47:41 AM
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Lacking a better place to do dips is definitely the biggest downside to having a half-rack. I've never been able to do chair dips etc because it hurts my wrists

I'm off today and I'm really glad. Gonna rest up and hopefully get my mindset right

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An_Actual_Chad
05/04/20 9:36:25 AM
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Bought me a 35-lb kettlebell from Amazon today. It will probably take a while to come in; they're out of stock everywhere.

Alt Right champion Joe Rogan says a kettlebell and a pull-up bar are all you need for a full workout. So I'm gonna order a pull-up bar that I can screw into my wall soon, too.

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An_Actual_Chad
05/04/20 9:38:12 AM
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But I'm also gonna start doing my bodyweight exercises again today. I haven't done shit in like a month. I plan on taking a "before" photo as well, but I'm definitely in no condition to post it until I get an "after" picture to post along with it in say... 6 months?

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The_Freecs
05/04/20 9:38:13 AM
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Being a chad is a choice
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Romes187
05/04/20 9:53:09 AM
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I need to do more dips...today is a rest day but Im gonna do abs
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Balrog0
05/04/20 9:55:12 AM
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The_Freecs posted...
Being a chad is a choice

Some day, if my grades are good enough, I too will be an actual chad

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Romes187
05/04/20 9:56:38 AM
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Youll always be a Chad in my book
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1234Life
05/04/20 9:57:42 AM
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I lost 10+ lbs in the past month or so just from switching to whole foods. Probably gonna start doing some DDP Yoga again to try and lose another 10 lbs.
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s0nicfan
05/04/20 10:03:11 AM
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Balrog0 posted...
Lacking a better place to do dips is definitely the biggest downside to having a half-rack. I've never been able to do chair dips etc because it hurts my wrists

I'm off today and I'm really glad. Gonna rest up and hopefully get my mindset right

You could try bodyweight skull crushers:



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The_Freecs
05/04/20 10:18:22 AM
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I want to see my abs for once in my life, but my fucking food addiction man.

its so frustratingly why am I such a fat shit when it comes to food.
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Balrog0
05/04/20 10:20:27 AM
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s0nicfan posted...
You could try bodyweight skull crushers:

You know, as soon as I got an ez bar for skullcrushers and curls, I stopped really doing them. Most of my accessory work emphasizes back and shoulders atm

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Romes187
05/04/20 10:23:08 AM
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The_Freecs posted...
I want to see my abs for once in my life, but my fucking food addiction man.

its so frustratingly why am I such a fat shit when it comes to food.

this is me. I binge eat so I decided Ill just eat one giant meal a day

my abs almost showing but the dad fat is tough to cut through.

weirdest part of all is that Ive really only lost a net of 3 lbs which means Im not starving my muscle away like I thought I would. Its not for everyone but if you can eat once a night and thats it, try it out. You get to feel super full afterwards...it just sucks until you eat again though
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NoMeLx22x
05/04/20 10:24:40 AM
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The_Freecs posted...
Been getting the exercise part down, but struggling really hard with the diet.

Pretty much this. I get outside and run around quite a bit everyday but somehow in gaining a little weight everyday :/

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Balrog0
05/04/20 10:24:53 AM
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Yeah ymmv for sure. I've had success doing intermittent fasting and 'omad' (one meal a day) but I've found that eating three or four meals spaced throughout the day works best for me overall

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The_Freecs
05/04/20 10:33:54 AM
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ill Try omad, I might be able to manage it.

its really annoying. I have good strength and stamina. If I could fix up my diet Id look good too.
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1234Life
05/04/20 10:37:17 AM
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You guys should try GOMAD instead.
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Balrog0
05/04/20 10:38:14 AM
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Ah the bad old days. I remember doing gomad and 20 rep squats

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Romes187
05/04/20 10:40:54 AM
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The_Freecs posted...
ill Try omad, I might be able to manage it.

its really annoying. I have good strength and stamina. If I could fix up my diet Id look good too.

heres what my schedule looks like

wake up at 630am
coffee and water
1pm workout
around 330 I either need to eat a few slices of salami or I just eat nothing (lots of water though)
5pm eat giant dinner with dessert
if I get the munchies from my extra curricular activities Ill eat a piece of toast at like 930
sleep at 10-11

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Romes187
05/04/20 10:42:52 AM
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Its the no eating For 3 hours from after the workout to the dinner that is hardest
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The_Freecs
05/04/20 10:55:03 AM
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Romes187 posted...
heres what my schedule looks like

wake up at 630am
coffee and water
1pm workout
around 330 I either need to eat a few slices of salami or I just eat nothing (lots of water though)
5pm eat giant dinner with dessert
if I get the munchies from my extra curricular activities Ill eat a piece of toast at like 930
sleep at 10-11

rinse repeat

Sounds good. 5 pm is perfect for the 1 meal.
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Balrog0
05/04/20 10:58:22 AM
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For me, I've learned I just don't perform as well if I don't eat anything all day. It was easier when I was younger tbf

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Balrog0
05/04/20 12:20:59 PM
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I actually feel like doing something today, go figure

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Balrog0
05/04/20 2:05:18 PM
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Decided to do my bike today since I was feeling for, I didn't go very far but I also didn't push it hard at all. Still beat my disappointing last distance, so I'm calling it a win.

Billy__Beane posted...
Its impossible to diet without the wife also dieting. She starts Optavia later this week so that should make my diet strict. Personally I think its a pyramid scheme but she was adament and it had worked for her in the past, so I said sure.

Also I really want to buy a dips station, I miss doing dips. Maybe later when I start bulking. Any kind of makeshift dip station at home just isn't the same.

Also since I started, I haven't been able to focus on anything else in my free time other than reading up about lifting. Back in 2013 when I used to lift, I would spend every free minute of my time watching youtube videos - Elliot Hulse, Omar Isuf, Chris Jones were my favorites. I probably learned the most practical tips from Chris Jones although his videos are crap now. Now I'm in that phase where I'm constantly on reddit fitness, naturalbodybuilding, and powerlifting. I need to stop. I think I have a good routine and schedule, I just gottta put my head down and see my results in 2-3 months.

Btw I definitely feel this, pretty much the same timeline too. Tbh I feel like the online fitness community and I guess I would call it ecosystem are way better than they were when I was really into lifting before, like 2009-2014 ish.

An_Actual_Chad posted...
But I'm also gonna start doing my bodyweight exercises again today. I haven't done shit in like a month. I plan on taking a "before" photo as well, but I'm definitely in no condition to post it until I get an "after" picture to post along with it in say... 6 months?

Yeah I posted my progress pics after 4 months in the last topic, I would have rather waited but I needed the boost from my bros


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RoadsterUFO
05/04/20 2:07:52 PM
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Had a nice chest and triceps routine earlier. I am probably going to take the dogs out around sunset.

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EdgeMaster
05/04/20 2:18:55 PM
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Romes187 posted...
heres what my schedule looks like

wake up at 630am
coffee and water
1pm workout
around 330 I either need to eat a few slices of salami or I just eat nothing (lots of water though)
5pm eat giant dinner with dessert
if I get the munchies from my extra curricular activities Ill eat a piece of toast at like 930
sleep at 10-11

rinse repeat

I see why youre struggling to lose weight....

Balrog0 posted...
Btw I definitely feel this, pretty much the same timeline too. Tbh I feel like the online fitness community and I guess I would call it ecosystem are way better than they were when I was really into lifting before, like 2009-2014 ish.



Need to know where to go. Getbig was very lively back in the late 2000s up until about 2015.

Personally, Im doing alright. Gyms have been closed for a good 6 weeks where Im at. Can only do so much at home. Not regressing but not making progress very quickly either Kinda got a case of the fuck its and just been eating around maintence with the gym being closed.

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Romes187
05/04/20 2:21:33 PM
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EdgeMaster posted...
I see why youre struggling to lose weight....

Yes struggling to lose weight as in lbs

But I've basically shed all of my fat. Like my wife says it is a huge difference. Which means if I'm staying the same weight then that has to mean I'm replacing fat with muscle. Working great for me :)

I have done every nutrition plan known to man so luckily for me I'm pretty in tune with how my body reacts. So far, one meal a day is treating it well.
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Kajagogo
05/04/20 2:27:38 PM
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Fitness......goals?? .wtf?

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Balrog0
05/04/20 2:43:25 PM
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EdgeMaster posted...
Need to know where to go. Getbig was very lively back in the late 2000s up until about 2015.

Well, back in those days I used /fit/, t-nation, and bodybuilding.com plus the martial arts board here. Today I feel like reddit has everything you need and its structured way better. But a couple caveats, I've never been super serious about lifting (like I was very into it but had serious fuckarounditis, not very diligent) and I don't really care to actually engage with people. I can just find any question I have and its already been answered.

Also, since it's a new topic, I want to share my routine and progress so far, so we all are on the same page about where we are. I encourage everyone else to do so if they want

My routine:
I'm currently doing https://thefitness.wiki/routines/5-3-1-for-beginners/

Tuesday:
5/3/1 Squats
5/3/1 Bench
incline bench
facepulls
leg raises

Thursday:
5/3/1 Deadlift
5/3/1 OHP
DB OHP
chinups
leg raises/hip thrusts

Saturday:
5/3/1 Bench
5/3/1 Squat
lateral raises
DB rows
leg raises

The accessory work I'm doing in a circuit. Start at 8x8 for each and then work up to 8x12, then add weight and bump it back down to 8x8.

I have a recumbent bike that I do 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes and try to go longer each time.

Updated progress charts:



I'm satisfied with my weight loss, but I am starting to re-evaluate my cardio.

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Romes187
05/04/20 2:53:01 PM
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when i was a gym rat and heavy into cycling test it was always t-nation and bodybuilding.com but bb was kind of meh

everyone was doing starting strength

then graduating to 5/3/1

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Balrog0
05/04/20 3:29:11 PM
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Romes187 posted...
when i was a gym rat and heavy into cycling test it was always t-nation and bodybuilding.com but bb was kind of meh

everyone was doing starting strength

then graduating to 5/3/1

So when I very first started SS was definitely the thing, but 5/3/1 wasn't big the way it is now yet. I think madcow was the typical progression, or dogcrapp or something like that?


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Lunar_Savage
05/04/20 4:14:29 PM
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Upped the weight on the arms today from 16 to 21.

I'm going to be sore tomorrow, but legs will start come Hell or high water. Off to work now.

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Romes187
05/04/20 4:17:40 PM
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I remember Wendler and Madcow and SS

I just remember everyone bagging on people who wanted aesthetics. Like xyxyzxyyxz or whatever that guys name was

everyone was all about strength which is nice, but then people would laugh at bodybuilders

then i remember seeing ronnie coleman and i was like ooooh...yeah these guys are strong too.

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emblem boy
05/04/20 4:19:42 PM
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Wish I never even did starting strength. I was lying to myself about just wanting to be strong.

Truth is, we workout to look good naked
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Romes187
05/04/20 4:21:12 PM
#46:


same #yolo

but it does build a good base....

but yeah dem aesthetics bby. love working on smaller muscles and really focusing in on them instead of the big compound lifts.

then again i also love throwing up a shit ton of weight too

i dont know what i want
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Balrog0
05/04/20 4:26:35 PM
#47:


One big improvement about today vs back then is no one recommends SS or SL any more. And the 'don't do or care about accessory work' attitude in general is way scaled back

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Billy__Beane
05/04/20 6:28:57 PM
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Well that's why I liked Chris Jones and Omar Isuf, neither recommended SS or any strength program. Omar did a hybrid and Chris Jones was real about high volume and hypertrophy and basically wanting to look good for the girls.

I actually did do SS, got some results but overall I was way happier and having more fun when I switched programs. Let's be real, isolation stuff is fun. Compound lifts are fun too but not if ur doing 3 heavy lifts per day. Fun = consistency. Consistency is by far the most important thing.
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cloudrivera
05/04/20 6:36:20 PM
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I love doing full body.

I do the big compound lifts 3 days a week. Others days would be circuit training and accessories.

Doing great progress.
Currently doing the perfect home workout by athlean x. I can do 23 straight pull ups. Getting better at handstand pushups. This workout is intense

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Balrog0
05/04/20 7:38:25 PM
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I do enjoy getting stronger for it's own sake. Maybe I'm projecting a bit, but back then it seemed like the general advice for beginners was to keep adding weight and to eat as much as possible to make it happen, reducing assistance and cardio work if the main lifts failed to maintain a (pretty unrealistically quick imo) progressive loading.

Now it seems like people better understand like work capacity and how cardio and assistance help make your lifts stronger.
That's all oversimplified of course.

Anyway I've had brotein powder and oatmeal, two apples and some string cheese today. Gonna have a steak and plenty of broccoli for dinner. If I'm still hungry I'll probably have a salad with grilled chicken

Wanna make sure to get plenty of food today so I can lift tomorrow.

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