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Can I lose belly fat easily - what meals - what workouts? ConflictedAverageWeighter 14/07/09(Wed)04:50 No. 14463 [Reply]

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First and foremost - What can you suggest to help me slim this down in three months or shorter? What foods? What workouts that don't cause me to take pills or purchase heavy equipment (as I'm kind of poor), and what have you done to help self-esteem?

Secondly, I understand it is a very silly question to ask. To lose belly fat? Crunches more as I've been told by so many. What meals? Go vegetarian with a little red meat. What workouts? Run, Bike, Crunches. But here's the thing: I'm in my mid 20s (above the half way mark), I feel horrible with my weight as shown in the photos attached, and I want to lose it within the next three months.

I feel like such an idiot asking for suggestions and I feel disgusted by myself. I was a solid 240.00 this time last year, but I began rock climbing and jogging three days a week until mid-March due to injury.

My belly has never gone away neither...
I have some bad habits as follows:
- I work out too hard at times (push body too hard)
- I smoke once every one to eleven days
- I drink once every eight to sixteen days
- I live alone
- I eat alone
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Anonymous 14/08/13(Wed)14:23 No. 14893

>I've gone up to 291 now since original posts.
You mean you're getting fatter?
Dude, let's speak it clear in here. You don't need to lose some kilos to fit in your summer clothes, you are really fat, probably obese, and your (physical and psychological) health is in real risk, this is serious. Calorie counting WON'T TAKE YOU OUT OF THIS ONE, that's just for ladies to do the week before prom. For gentleman in your situation we need a more drastic change. GET INTO A FUCKING KETO, and count calories after you've lost at least 40 pounds. You don't fucking know how to eat, you can't just "eat less", you gotta eat different stuff, ok?
Also, walk or work out somehow, it's important. But the key in here is diet. Keto is my suggestion, take other if you want, but not this caloric bullshit, the guys that are telling you this ain't evil, just have never been the fat you are. I've lost 80 pounds on this 5 years from now and never got them back, what I'm telling you actually works. You need to learn how and what to eat all over again, because you don't know it. Read, learn, do. Losing weight isn't even the hard part, maintaining is, so use the lose as practice, as a period for your body and mind to adapt to a brand new relationship with food. Or die.

Anonymous 14/08/27(Wed)10:06 No. 15058

Calculate your TDEE and eat at a caloric deficit of 500 calories. Do some cardio or weightlifting too. DO NOT eat more unhealthy shit to "reward" yourself for working out.

If you actually eat 500 calories less than your TDEE and do cardio you will lose weight very quickly.

HEY GUYS, GUESS WHAT! ConflictedAverageWeighter 14/09/07(Sun)19:31 No. 15236

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I've been working out every day, burning at a minimum of 500 calories a day, and also flipping my diet to cut all sugars and most carbs out while at the same time boosting proteins and veggies and fruits.

I've also joined a private gym.
I've lost over 30 pounds in three weeks.
More updates later!

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY 101 Anonymous 14/08/29(Fri)12:32 No. 15078 [Reply]

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1) The Motivational Orientation Theory:
* High Achievers: High achievers have a high motivation to achieve success, a low motivation to fail and a focus on the pride of success.
* Low Achievers: Low achievers have a low motivation to achieve success and a high motivation to achieve failure. They focus on the shame and worry that may come from failure.

2) Attribution Theory:
* High Achievers: High achievers ascribe their success to factors within themselves and that they can control - like their own endurance and drive. They ascribe failures to outside factors that they can't control - like other peoples abilities.
* Low Achievers: Low achievers ascribe their success to factors outside their control - such as their opponents abilities and they ascribe their failure to internal factors within their control - such as their own abilities.

3) Goal Adoption Theory:
* High Achievers: High achievers have goals for doing certain tasks (i.e., like running a good race).
* Low Achievers: Low achievers have goals for getting a certain outcome (i.e., like winning a race).

4) Perceived Competence and Control Theories:
* High Achievers: High achievers have a high belief in their abilities and feel that their achievements are in their control.
* Low Achievers: They have low perceived competence and feel that achievement is out side their control.
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Anonymous 14/08/31(Sun)17:37 No. 15110

is this a fucking pep talk? wtf?

Anonymous 14/09/04(Thu)08:19 No. 15178

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Well this is a fitness board. It's relevant!

Anonymous 14/06/30(Mon)00:41 No. 14346 [Reply]

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Some time ago, a feget told me that the body can only make use of 40 grams of protein from one meal. Is this true at all? This would mean that if i ate a can of tuna and have a glass of milk, i would no longer be able to make use of any more protein. For some time at least.

If this is true, then how on earth do serious lifters keep their protes on top bros? Keep in mind, some pro bros eat as much as 10.000 calories a day. Certainly they can't be hindered by a 40 gram limit per meal?

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Anonymous 14/08/11(Mon)13:41 No. 14830

It would be rather inept to considering getting your protein mainly from hamburgers. Chicken/eggs, tuna, protein powder (google is overflowing with plant-based alternatives as well) are cleverer options. 2 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass is the upper limit of what I've seen recommended (not for health reasons, but for gains). Usually the ratio is 1.5-1.7g/kg for athletes.

I'm not sure how empirically based the 40g of protein per meal is. His comment would be more easily falsifiable if he had provided at least a time span instead of just saying "per meal". Applying common sense though, it seems obvious that the body can't make full use of large amounts of protein ingested in a short amount of time, just like it can't make use of carbs or fat this way either. If it could, it would be possible to just eat one very large breakfast and be done with eating for the rest of the day.

What makes the 40 gram limit seem arbitrary is, as you suggested, that it is not a variable number. Certainly some bodies of low mass and, relatively speaking, low muscle mass, would not be able to utilize 40g of protein for its intended use: After spending the required amount building muscle and organs etc., the rest would either get pissed out or stored as fat. On the other hand, a 110 kg weightlifter would more likely be able to absorb that amount of protein for its intended use.

TLDR; Maximum possible protein utilization in the body is more likely to be written out in this way:
X grams of protein per kilo of body mass per hour
and not like this:
40 grams of protein per meal (hurr durr, I'm a logical)

Anonymous 14/08/14(Thu)02:11 No. 14912

>It would be rather inept to considering getting your protein mainly from hamburgers.

That's not the point. I used hamburgers as a relatable example for meat. A 100 gram burger with 15% protein is easier to calculate than "chicken".
How many chickens does it take to fill the quota?

Other than that, i think i agree with you.

Anonymous 14/08/21(Thu)17:38 No. 15011

muscle milk has unsafe levels of heavy metals in it which would be what causes the pancreas problems
also blaha said that if you get more than that amount of protein in a short time the body just slows the protein absorption rate slightly so it uses it as it needs it rather than all at once or something

Book request: Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger by Mike Matthews 14/08/19(Tue)20:46 No. 14995 [Reply]

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Hi guys, been looking For Mike Matthews new book, And cant find it anywhere, beyond bigger leaner Stronger!

Sleep Sleeper 14/08/13(Wed)20:58 No. 14902 [Reply]

How do you stay on a good sleep sched.?

Anonymous 14/08/13(Wed)23:03 No. 14905

Depends on what you mean by good sleep.
I'm sleeping 4 times a day, hour each. Feels just fine.

Anonymous 14/07/05(Sat)23:25 No. 14434 [Reply]

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Hello /fit/

Do you recon it to be possible to have a 7x 30 minutes sleep schedule and still work out to any sizeable degree?

Currently I'm napping 4 times a day for 20 min, sleeping 3.5 hours at night. Diet is not a problem.

Plan is to jog 8 to 10km interval every 5-6 phase, and do muscle separately with free weights, maybe in between every other set of jogging. Also swimming every other day, with some increment in intensity.

Sometimes long distance without interval.

Plausible/lethal? Will my body be able to recover with minimal sleep? Or am I being retarded?

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Anonymous 14/07/26(Sat)14:52 No. 14609

From personal experience, anything besides full 7.5 hours or 6 hours plus 30 min nap, is unsustainable over extended periods of time. Preferably 7.5 hours + 30min nap to stay energetic throughout the whole day.

Your needs may be different of course, but I'd be very sceptical about not getting several complete sleep cycles every night.

Anonymous 14/08/09(Sat)09:34 No. 14769

Anything right of the "everyman" pattern is nonsensical. You need to sleep for at least and hour or two to descend into REM sleep. To put it in layman's terms: Non-REM sleep will only rest your body. REM sleep will rest your brain. If your brain doesn't rest, it will perform at a less-than optimal level (if it performs at all).
As can be seen on the wikipedia page this graph was on, it's titled "Claimed sleep patterns", which I think, says quite a lot.

Food for thought Anon 14/08/10(Sun)12:51 No. 14796

Why not try it and see what happens. What better way to know how you feel, how you recover from training, how your mood is, Immune system function, mental clarity?

FWIW, it can be highly dependent on the individual. I know a number of my friends who have 4 hours sleep a night and are just fine, I however don't function well at all, as my wife and business partner tell me!

An example you can look too immediately, is Manu Grewal, (http://forum.a1supplements.com/showthread.php?20828-Manu-s-Training-Journal-Go-Big-or-Go-Home!)

He goes on 3-5 hours sleep a night, is a successful fitness model, Researcher, bodybuilder etc. He's a machine, the exception to the rule IMO,just like my friends, but you might be aswell.

Powerlifting basics, Texas-Style Anonymous 14/06/02(Mon)02:57 No. 14147 [Reply]

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Looking for a pdf of "Powerlifting Basics, Texas-Style: The Adventures of Lope Delk" By Paul Kelso

Any god out there with this book?

Anonymous 14/08/06(Wed)12:48 No. 14713

It should be in one of these dropboxes. If not, enjoy all the other amazing info they have to offer. Get 'em.



Anonymous 14/07/30(Wed)05:41 No. 14644 [Reply]

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Looking to get an idea of what I should work on and any advice. Just started lifting again after many years off. Any advice would be appreciated.

Anonymous 14/08/01(Fri)00:39 No. 14661

Get on a diet, you seem kinda fat. It's gonna make it way easier for you to progress in your work out if you lose some weight.

Anonymous 14/08/05(Tue)10:17 No. 14703

Cut for a while until you stop getting stronger. You'd look way better with less fat

Anonymous 14/07/22(Tue)12:04 No. 14586 [Reply]

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Do you think the majority of adults can benefit from regularly consulting with a psychologist?

Anonymous 14/07/22(Tue)13:26 No. 14587

Psychologist are like hypnotist. It's entirely dependent on the person. If they feel that the psychologist is helping, or they want to be hypnotized, then placebo will kick in.

However, psychologist have never really helped me through any problem because the entire time it was "You are getting paid, you care nothing about solving this issue" so each session was a waste of money. The only reason someone should go see a psychologist is to get a perspective they might not have seen, but unless they drag it out, that can be done in one or two sessions max.

Anonymous 14/01/22(Wed)07:09 No. 13354 [Reply]

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Hey /fit/,

I had a reaction to a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and all my tendons and joints got completely wrecked to the point of being in a wheelchair.

I think I'm slowly starting to able to walk again after 2 months but the doctors won't help me much and I need to do some exercise to get a blood flow going.

So far I can't walk far it hurts too much, but am trying an exercise bike on easy mode. My knee hurts a bit after but achilles is okay with it.

What good exercises can I do that don't put pressure on joints but get some blood flow going and maybe keep muscles from atrophy? Have to rule out swimming for now.

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Anonymous 14/07/18(Fri)07:25 No. 14547

Also sorry for triple-posting and fucking up posting all over the place. This is actually OP and I completely forgot I posted this here (braindead). It's also in /grim/ now in case you want to know how bad this gets. Trying to do anything after some weeks was a mistake and only created more pain and exhaust precious energy. And creates depression for days.

For the record the only things I'm sure helped were magnesium, NAC and ALA but it's not enough in the end. Maybe they work better while you're taking it.

Anonymous 14/07/19(Sat)20:59 No. 14562


Hi, thanks for the reply. I was already done with my dose, but I'm sure this will help someone else.

The ankle pain is gone. Still have issues related to the epididmytis. Prior to that I was lifting pretty heavy weights. I'll probably restart in a week or so and start moderately light and build back up slowly to what i was doing.

Anonymous 14/07/22(Tue)07:30 No. 14583

I live with a guy who had an epididimitys too and neither got healed with the quinolones. You could try another antibiotic instead, maybe CMX. I've heard of well results with it.

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