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Anonymous 18/01/13(Sat)08:55 No. 20173 [Reply]

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What's the best way to lose weight with minimal exercise? I just really don't want muscle to be honest. I want to get back to being a thin twig. So I can wear my tight clothes again. I'm 155 wanting to get back down to about 115 - 120. Also I'm 5'5" if that information is useful.

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Anonymous 18/04/20(Fri)05:20 No. 20882

Ignore everything else; just eat at a deficit. 500 calories less than your TDEE is super easy to maintain. 1000 is doable, but you're probably better off with 500. Less than that isn't really necessary and probably has negative effects--just accept that it'll take some time. >>20175's estimate for your TDEE is in the right range, but you should calculate it for yourself. It's going to depend on your age and sex. Yes, that would be your real sex, not whatever bullshit you call yourself, you tranny faggot.

You don't need to do any exercise to lose weight, not even cardio. It's pretty easy to get back all the calories you burn due to exercise just by taking a "few extra bites" if you don't measure things. That being said, you really should do some exercise for health. You're not going to accidentally get swole--it takes dedicated effort and planning for that goal. Cardio in general will help your health (2-3x per week) and won't build much muscle, but you really don't need to worry about accidentally gaining muscle.

Anonymous 18/04/20(Fri)05:22 No. 20883

You can calucate TDEE here, or any of dozens of other places online.


sage Anonymous 18/05/02(Wed)20:06 No. 21073

no simple carbs

How To Last Longer In Bed Sara 18/05/02(Wed)16:10 No. 21069 [Reply]

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No Equipment Exercise Programs Pacer 18/03/04(Sun)10:56 No. 20516 [Reply]

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I'm being moved by my work for six months to an area that has no gym or exercise equipment. My luggage is limited, but I have a bar thing that I can hook into a doorframe for pull/chin ups that I'm taking with.

Is there a decent calisthenics program that I can follow that will help me continue building strength/muscle?

Anonymous 18/04/20(Fri)03:20 No. 20878

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>>continue building strength/muscle

That depends on where you're at now. If you want to continue to increase your strength/hypertrophy, you're going to need to continue progressive overload. All bodyweight exercises involve lifting a percent of your bodyweight. If that's higher than the weight you can currently lift, then bodyweight will continue building strength and muscle. If not, it won't.

For an example, pullups done right involve 100% of your bodyweight. Imagine doing a lat pulldown at the gym with the weight equal to your bodyweight. (No, they're not exactly the same exercise, but they should be close enough for an estimate.) Can you do 3x8-12 of them? If yes, now try it with one arm. Can you still do it? If that's too heavy, then you can continue your gainz with a pullup bar by working to one arm pullups. If you're strong enough that it's no sweat, you'll have to find something heavier to continue to see growth.

You can always strap something heavy to yourself to increase the weight, of course. How doable that is will depend on the details of your situation. If you can already do a one-arm lat pulldown with weight equal to your bodyweight + a backpack filled with rocks, then you're pretty damn strong.

Anonymous 18/04/20(Fri)03:54 No. 20879

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>>20878 cont.

To actually answer your question, I'm a fan of Convict Conditioning, although I'd add inverted rows to the program. I also like all of Al Kavadlo's work, but most programs will be fine as long as you keep in mind progressive overload.

The basic idea is to try to find a decent balance of exercises and increase the weight you're pushing/pulling by moving to harder variations and, where appropriate, moving from two-handed/legged exercises to one-handed/legged exercises.

There are basically two things to avoid if you're working for strength:

One is endurance focused programs. It doesn't matter how many pushups you can do in a row, your strength won't increase after about 3x20, maybe even before that. You have to move to a harder variation. More specifically, you have to move to a variation that involves pushing a higher percentage of your bodyweight or concentrating that bodyweight on a smaller number of muscles (I.e., working to one-arm pushups with elevated feet).

The other is programs that focus too much on gymnastic skills. Reddit's recommended routine is fine, for example, but its focus involves more gymnastic skills than the ones I mentioned. Those skills are super cool and benefit your over-all athleticism and ability to avoid injury, but anything that isn't going to increase the amount of weight you're moving isn't going to help increase strength or hypertrophy. /r/bodyweight's sacred text, Overcoming Gravity, is a great resource, but there's a reason it puts "gymnastics" before "strength," in the subtitle, and it's the same reason the author, Steven Low, looks the way he does despite being able to perform some impressive feats of gymnastic skill and athleticism.

As an example, ring dips are harder than parallel bar dips for most people, but the added difficulty comes from stabilization and coordination, not from pushing more weight. Also, silly things like one-finger pushups are pretty much just gimmicks.

You can try to master both the gymnastic skills and the strength work, but most people end up choosing which is more important to them and neglecting the other--some gymnastic skills are pretty much impossible if you're too swole.
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Anonymous 18/04/20(Fri)04:01 No. 20880

One last thing about Convict Conditioning: There are more incremental progressions than anyone actually needs. Start with the hardest one you can do safely and feel free to skip some of the progressions that are just minor variations. Also, the progression standards are way too many reps. 3x8-12 is fine.

Basically, this is all just stuff you already know if you've been lifting. It's just that there are a surprisingly large number of lifters who think that muscles suddenly work differently when they're lifting your own body.

Comment, please Anonymous 17/02/08(Wed)09:24 No. 19432 [Reply]

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just that

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Anonymous 17/02/08(Wed)09:42 No. 19438

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Anonymous 17/02/08(Wed)09:42 No. 19439

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sage sage 18/04/21(Sat)07:38 No. 20897

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Are you saying you want someone to comment on the girl in question, or was that a failed attempt at starting a fitgirls thread?

what happened to /fit/erature Venn 18/02/18(Sun)11:14 No. 20418 [Reply]

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Really what happened to it?

Anonymous ## Admin ## 18/02/18(Sun)11:34 No. 20419

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We purged the board of requests threads yesterday, and while I was in there, I decided to clean up the /fit/erature thread. Was full of dead links, so I started deleting posts, and then realized there were >5000 of them, and couldn't batch delete them because Kusaba hates doing work. I considered making a script go through and delete all the posts that didn't have working links, but then I realized you guys obfuscate your links.

So I got lazy and nuked the thread.

Use the requests thread for now. If there's ever a /fit/ mod again, they may reinstate it.

Mountain Dog 2.0: The Taskmaster MICHAEL E 18/02/17(Sat)02:45 No. 20409 [Reply] Locked

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Anyone have Mountain Dog 2.0: The Taskmaster? I have creeping death for a trade.


Anonymous 15/12/12(Sat)19:27 No. 18691 [Reply]

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CcEZeL5KKUs can we get a ylyl workout addition?

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Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)20:48 No. 19997

He could lift that horse easily.

Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)20:48 No. 19998

Bench pressing horses is fitness.

Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)20:48 No. 19999

Horse pressing.

Anonymous 17/09/15(Fri)01:02 No. 19921 [Reply]

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Tips for olympic weightlifting beginner recovering from snatch-related injury?

Currently running a 40g Fat/200g Carb/200g Protein diet, doing isolation movements this week until I can hit the gym in college next week.

Planning on giving Torokhtiy's 12 week program a go.

Anything in particular /fit/ would suggest?

Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)18:32 No. 19983

DUDE you NEED MORE FAT! i would focus on eating 70-80g a day of fat from avocados and fatty fish(or fish oil supplements) for your hormones to be healthy. i would also suggest looking into carb cycling so you can be your fullest on your main training days try checking out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gicPn3nAPQ

Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)20:38 No. 19985

If you eat 20,000 cals a day you'll be ripped.

Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)20:46 No. 19992

You need to up those calories man.

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 17/08/30(Wed)17:52 No. 19887

>Contrary to popular belief, consuming a higher amount of fat (about 35 per cent of energy) is associated with a lower risk of death compared to lower intakes. However, a diet high in carbohydrates (of more than 60 per cent of energy) is related to higher mortality, although not with the risk of cardiovascular disease.
>The research on dietary fats found that they are not associated with major cardiovascular disease, but higher fat consumption was associated with lower mortality; this was seen for all major types of fats (saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and mono unsaturated fats), with saturated fats being associated with lower stroke risk. The researchers point out that, while this may appear surprising to some, these new results are consistent with several observational studies and randomized controlled trials conducted in Western countries during the last two decades.
>The large new study, when viewed in the context of most previous studies, questions the conventional beliefs about dietary fats and clinical outcomes, says Mahshid Dehghan, the lead author for the study and an investigator at PHRI.

Anonymous 17/05/26(Fri)10:39 No. 19658 [Reply]

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So I have finally hit that point in my life, (almost 30) where I want to finally try to get myself in shape. I'm not worried about bodybuilding to get massive gains. I just want to feel healthier and lose some of this chub I have.

What's the best tips someone could offer me to get me started and to stick with a routine.

I'd like to honestly lose about 20 to 25 pounds.

Anonymous 17/06/13(Tue)00:07 No. 19695

If you have a smartphone use the MyFitnessPal App. Record your meals, increase your activity, and start eating better.

Anonymous 17/08/14(Mon)01:31 No. 19847

Totally get a scale and my fitness pal.

Micronutrition is the key to fight hunger. Either you get a balanced diet OR you take supplements.

I have protein powder with all that stuff added and it totally killed my hunger cravings. Naturally without any effort my first meal is at like 5 o clock. Every night 45 min before going to bed I take 2 scoops and the next day is easy.

Also a shake is perfect against hunger. So when I try to diet extreme and my hunger is killing me I just eat a protein shake and it's over.

Gym - body building feels awesome. I like the muscle stimulation feel, I like the gym I am there with 2 friends and no one wants to be the one who skips a training.

The first 6 months it's hella easy to build muscle and lose fat. While training seeing myself with a pump just motivates me more.

If you can't stick with a diet/gym - build discipline first.

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