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Books, links, pdfs, etc. on fit-related material.


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Hybrid Athlete Anonymous 15/10/05(Mon)00:30 No. 18553

Does anyone have Hybrid Athlete by Alex Viada

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This is the /fit/ FAQ. You should read it.

It contains a fuckton of incredibly useful information for anyone seeking to improve their physical fitness.

If you post a question which has already been answered in this FAQ, don't be surprised if you find your post mocked, saged, or missing.

It's here for a reason.

Credit belongs to ZigCat for the original FAQ, with small amendments by /fit/ as a whole. RIP ZC.

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Anonymous ## Mod ## 09/08/13(Thu)20:39 No. 2062

For general and fitness-related chat. No being retarded, it's not /b/.

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what pills to buy on ebay fatlaxative 15/09/28(Mon)00:24 No. 18528 [Reply]

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what the ***** works

where can i buy it.

i get spas needles up my bum all day. i need pills that work. that the beekeeper hasn't got antidotes for.

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The Ketogenic Diet 14/12/01(Mon)08:42 No. 16691 [Reply]

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Hey /fit/,
After reading up on the ketogenic diet, I've come up with a couple of questions and qualms about it.
I know a couple of you here are firm adherents to the keto diet, so can you explain these please?

1- The brain works on glucose, and will have no substitute. Your body metabolizes the fats into ketone bodies, which can cause ketoacidosis if unmonitored. This state of constant mild hypoglycemia, I'm sure, leads to defects in mental function (named the "keto-mind-fog"). This is not as unsignificant as websites would have you believe, such a mind-fog would be devastating for people whose jobs require high mental output.

2- A high-fat diet means chylomicrons, VLDL, LDL, and HDL; bubbles of lipids and lipoproteins in your bloodstream, transporting the fuel to wherever it is needed. The problem is, a high LDL amount is linked and causative with vascular diseases like atherosclerosis. Conversely, a high HDL is linked with a reduction in such diseases. The function of HDL is to bring fats back to the liver to be metabolized during the fasting/hunger state. Does the (presumed) increase in HDL make up for the increase in LDL? Is it even safe to have so much lipids in the bloodstream to begin with? A high fat diet increases the expression of inflammatory mediators, which leads to all sorts of health problems, and also causes insulin resistance (the pivotal point of developing metabolic syndrome).

3- Besides supplements, you can only get a certain percentage of necessary micronutrients from a ketogenic diet, like minerals, folic acid, fat-burning phytochemicals like adiponectin. Also you consume a low amount of dietary fibre. Diets rich in fibre have been shown to reduce the risks of breast and colonic cancer. While red meat (especially the processed kind) has been shown to do the opposite. Is this trade-off for better physique/weight loss favorable?

4- Just making your portions smaller (calorie counting) combined with regular exercise should work with everyone (unless they have a medical condition - though I cannot think of any). Why should people try to adapt to such a drastic change in eating routine? It might be useful from a public health perspective to promote this in countries like the US where people drink sugary "soda"s to oblivion, but the Mediterranean diet provides a much better (though perhaps not as efficient) alternative in terms of overall nutrition. Wouldn't it be better to remove simple carbohydrates (like potato starch or simply sugar in the form of sweets, chocolate bars, etc.) from the diet in such countries?

Please don't get angry with me, I'm just trying to find out if there is something I've missed.

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Anonymous 15/03/05(Thu)03:05 No. 17705

OP here

I'd refrain from drinking alcohol while dieting, because it's basically just empty useless calories (and impairs your fitness as well). (you probably knew this, but I'll say it anyways)

However, those kinds of dry drinks (vodka, whiskey, gin, etc.) are probably the best you can go to in a keto diet, because they do not contain any carbohydrates (afaik). So, I think you should be fine once you burn the alcohol calories (easily done if you work out regularly).

Anonymous 15/08/10(Mon)20:01 No. 18437

There's evidence that alcohol improves insulin resistance and stuff like that.
Most of what you said is true, gets a little more biased/bullshitty towards the end.

Some people do exceptionally well on ketogenic diets... Others don't, some do well eating lotz of carbs. Don't expect everyone to respond like that. Not everyone is the same. But it's awesome you get that effect on keto and are enjoying it so much.

milk the cow more Anonymous 15/09/27(Sun)21:54 No. 18527

try the gimp mask diet

you sleep all the time in a gimp mask

when you wake up. you're much fitter.

cos you didn't get too milky milky.


/plg/ - powerlifting general Anonymous 15/08/23(Sun)14:44 No. 18464 [Reply]

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I'm from 4chan /fit/, but 4chan is down and 8chan has been unindexed due to child abuse, so I ain't going there...

Does anybody want to talk about powerlifting and weight lifting?

Do you use a belt? Highbar or low Bar? Stats?
I literally have never heard of this site before so I wanna know your guys stats.

Hey im curious about powerlifting Alex52690 15/09/12(Sat)11:01 No. 18497

Im a bodybuilder but i got into strenght traoning cause i figure i was strong already hence im muscular but boy was i wrong. I figure i want to get into powerlifting but idk how or what program do u recommend a book

clothing Anonymous 15/09/27(Sun)18:37 No. 18526

time for winter training clothes

just saying.

book maceyballs 15/09/15(Tue)23:13 No. 18502 [Reply]

hey guys does any one have The Fool Proof No-Fail Guide to Flexible Fat Loss please been looking for ages? seen it on here before but links dead… thanks

Cube method for strongman 2.0 Cube method for strongman 2.0 15/09/21(Mon)05:28 No. 18513

Does anyone have cube method for strongman 2.0

The Fool Proof No-Fail Guide to Flexible Fat Loss maceyballs 15/09/15(Tue)23:16 No. 18503 [Reply]

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Does any one have this book? would appreciate it mega time been looking for ages

Anonymous 15/08/06(Thu)04:31 No. 18420 [Reply]

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anybody got some cool fitness to read?

nobody comes here no more angry man 15/09/02(Wed)08:15 No. 18477

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i only have straight jacket washing powder.

iron ass platemail. for going jogging.

mile deep bunker. for making decisions.

looking forward to hate. as a feeling. without a cause.

did God decide to be a cu5t. it seems so. it seems so all the time. whatever u do in life. they find a way to fuck you. the chief of police. he's still retired. apparently arresting real criminals. i.e the lords of air and it's cronies. we're all fucked. we're all fucked forever.

one day lets prey we become gods and comman the air. but not just for our sadistic pleasure.

my teeth just got a coating from faggot shadow man.

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Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach -Frederick C Hatfield Vany 15/08/28(Fri)12:47 No. 18475 [Reply]

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I need Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach -Frederick C Hatfield.

Anonymous 15/06/01(Mon)02:12 No. 18261 [Reply]

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Greetings, /fit/
Tomorrow is the first day of June, and the beginning of the summer months (yes, I know, summer starts at the 21st, never mind that for now)
I want to get rid of some extra weight I've been keeping on me in the next three months, until the end of August.

My vital statistics are:
Age - 22 yrs
Height - 185 cm (~6')
Weight - 91 kg (200 lbs)
BMI - 26.6 (Overweight)
Basal metabolic rate - ~2000 kcal/day

I've had a checkup last month, it seems my blood values are great. No hypertension, heart problems, or cholesterol. My fitness level was "normal". So basically, this is mostly about preventive measures, and of course, cosmetic reasons. The exercise also helps keep my mood up, and perform better mentally, and regulates my sleep.

I'll be cutting down on calories and engaging in exercise 3-5 days a week. I enjoy running quite a bit, and I have a treadmill and an exercise bike available for use.
Sadly I also have previous sporting injuries which flare up if I force my knees too much.
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Anonymous 15/07/10(Fri)15:28 No. 18362

Instead of running, you should either use an elliptical machine or walk on a treadmill at a steep incline(without holding on). Both are better on your knees and keep your metabolism burning longer after your workout.

Anonymous 15/08/01(Sat)10:20 No. 18406

More than a 500kcal deficit is dangerous, and it sounds like your exercise plan is cardio-only.

Your body will go into starvation mode, and the lack of strength training means you will be losing muscle mass.

I make the prediction now that you're going to gain all of the weight back and you won't understand why. Not eating enough is dangerous for you.

Anonymous 15/08/23(Sun)13:28 No. 18463

This so very much. Losing weight is easy, not gaining it back is hard. Slow and steady does indeed win the race.

Personal annecdotal evidence: Gone from ~90Kg to 85-83Kg range (depending on hydration) in 6 months, and still slowly ticking downwards. I expect to reach my target weight of 80-77Kg before christmas if I don't cheat too much. (ultimate goal is to be able to dehydrate to 75Kg- for amateur "light" MMA matches).

My "diet" is basically reasonably healthy food and as little refined sugar as possible, without being fanatic about it:

For breakfast/lunch/supper - two slices of unsweetened full grain bread with solid nutritional toppings like cheese, ham, eggs, salmon, and as much vegetables (letuce, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots etc) as I like. Small helpings of fruit and a glass of milk to wash it down. Sometimes just oatmeal with milk and a dash of jam.

Dinner: Cook from scratch with as unprocessed food as possible. Solid staples like pork-chops, homemade meatballs, poached fish, etc. Meat/fish & potatoes essentially. Pasta in reasonable amounts is okay. Modest helpings and as much salad as I need to be full.

Treats: One small cookie or small piece of dark chocolate with my afternoon coffee. Small helpings of cakes/desserts if I'm visiting someone else.

Mind, this is coupled with biking to work (5km each way), and doing MMA/BJJ 3-4 times a week. No heavy lifting at the moment due to injured thumb, but will add powercleans and squatz once I'm able to.

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