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El Dildo

dunno if y'all noticed, but Eddie Hall just smashed the deadlift world record.

500kg, about 1100 pounds.

 

 

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Sir Michael

That's insane.. the most I've ever deadlifted was 320 lbs back in high school, and he's doing more than three times that weight. Bravo.

 

I gotta say, it's been a pretty good month for me. Last month I was up to 198 lbs, but after playing basketball for two straight days and getting back into a groove after recovering from some tenderness, I'm down to the mid to lower 180's. I tore my shoes apart today during basketball from cutting and slashing too much, but that was really my fault since they weren't basketball shoes to begin with. :p

 

Something I plan on doing more is ladder drills. I was doing them quite a bit last year before school took my time up. These workouts are really fun, and my personal favorite is the Ickey Shuffle. If you play basketball or any sports on grass, I recommend these as it'll help tremendously with your agility, plus they're insane for cardio.

 

In full action:

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X S

Holy sh*t, my asshole hurts just watching it.

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El Dildo

a better angle.

you can see where the blood begins to stream out of his nose when he goes for the lockout. he just collapses and passes out from the pressure within moments of dropping the weight. ridiculous.

 

 

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unbid

I got painful cramps after I did four set of sit-ups (1 set = 100) and then coughed while I was standing up. The pain still lingers until now. Is there any way to reduce the chances of cramps after doing sit-up?

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Majestic81

I got painful cramps after I did four set of sit-ups (1 set = 100) and then coughed while I was standing up. The pain still lingers until now. Is there any way to reduce the chances of cramps after doing sit-up?

100 reps of sit-ups? Thats great man. (Assuming you were doing them right).. :p

 

Where are you getting the cramps? I think if you are feeling pain and you're coughing then you should go easier and lower the reps or the sets.

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unbid

Sorry, I mean 10, not 100.

 

I usually get cramps in my abdomen after sit-up, and it's painful enough to make me scream.

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Majestic81

I think you should ask a doctor if it's that serious. Because that's definitely not normal.

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018361

After weeks of seeing no progress I am happy to report that I have lost a whopping 9 pounds. It isn't much but it's a step in the right direction. I WILL keep this progress going and lose the extra weight! I was able to lose over 150 lbs before and I know I can do it again and lose even more. I am determined, I am willing, and I am willpower!

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Synthol

After weeks of seeing no progress I am happy to report that I have lost a whopping 9 pounds. It isn't much but it's a step in the right direction. I WILL keep this progress going and lose the extra weight! I was able to lose over 150 lbs before and I know I can do it again and lose even more. I am determined, I am willing, and I am willpower!

I love the enthusiasm, keep at it.

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mr quick

I've lost between 85 and 90 lbs in the last year which has left some areas, especially the chest, pretty flabby. Is there something I can do to "tighten" stuff up?

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The Deadite

I've lost between 85 and 90 lbs in the last year which has left some areas, especially the chest, pretty flabby. Is there something I can do to "tighten" stuff up?

May wanna try to join the YMCA? You just have to work out some more and get rid of the extra body mass. i know some people who did this and they look pretty good. Edited by Midnight Hitman

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gagemb9918

I've lost between 85 and 90 lbs in the last year which has left some areas, especially the chest, pretty flabby. Is there something I can do to "tighten" stuff up?

Lift more... do lighter weight with 2-3 sets of 10-12 then do your last set until failure. This builds muscle endurance and tones you up. Make sure you take little rest in between sets to up your stamina, but keep your form proper, that's everything.

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Majestic81

Just do pushups if its the chest area you wanna tone. There is no magic pill for that stuff other than exercise. Do 10, or whatever your maximum number is right now.. and then gradually up that number.

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epoxi

The only thing I can think of is increasing your muscle mass to fill the extra skin, but I hope the heavy diet involved in muscle building wouldn't risk you making mistakes and undoing all your hard work to get this far. I guess creatine puffs up your muscles as they are (due to increased water retention) but I don't know if creatine supplements should be used by someone not on a bodybuilding exercise and diet regime.

 

If it's that serious you could look into surgery to tidy up what's there, it would be a good incentive to you to keep up the good work and a formal confirmation of what you have achieved (assuming you still haven't got more weight to lose). Surgery is expensive of course and should be avoided if you can simply make lifestyle changes to fix it. I would speak to your usual doctor, show them your situation and ask them what options you have to address the exact degree of your transformation.

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Neon_Dreaming

Going to bump this because I found this online strength and conditioning booklet. It contains a few sample workouts which are similar bar the rep amounts per set, however what appeals to me is the diagrams showing correct form for numerous exercises. Several of the exercises are bodyweight and the others only require basic equipment.

It's supposed to be a guide to reach a certain benchmark of fitness within the military but I think it's a useful resource for any fitness level.

Here's the link.

http://www.uscg.mil/sapr/docs/pdf/SFASprep book.pdf

 

Edit: End of link acting up, if you're interested copy and paste the entire link into your search engine, it should be the first result.

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UshaB

 

The weight training workouts themselves look alright, I assume there is little to no rest between each set. My only problem is, it has like 3 major muscle body parts targeted (Chest, back and legs) in one day and then you train them just 2 days later. One's recovery period would feel pretty sh*tty. Although, it is the Army so it should be pretty intense so no excuses I guess.

 

I reckon I'd just be sh*t at the running part. I can only sprint, I can't do long distance. Would be rough.

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Majestic81

Anything army related isn't usually very scientific or well thought out. Usually they want soldiers to endure for long periods of time, and so that's the goal of most military workouts and training. There are no considerations for having injuries or overtraining the body or any of that. A lot of it is to develop mental toughness. And they usually have the "push it to the limit" mentality.

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MIGta

Ok bit of back ground. I've lost about 3 stone over the last few years through diet and exercise and I am now at a perfect weight I am happy with.

I eat around 2000 ish maybe less calories per day.
I walk for an hour around 5 times a week.
I run 5k 2 maybe 3 times a week.
I do sit ups, press ups, bicep curls, shoulders and triceps 3-4 times a week.
((these consist of 6 sets of 30, 20, 40, 10, 10 respectively) weights are only 6kg each)

I've only been doing the weight exercises for 2-3 months. I can see a big difference in my biceps already and my shoulders look a little larger. Problem I have is the rest of my upper body doesn't really look like I work out. Will this just come with time? Do I not eat enough? Should I be training harder?

I'm trying not to be too specific. I don't really want to look like Arnie or anything I just want to look like I work out. Look fitter and stronger etc.

Thanks in advance

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Majestic81

Ok bit of back ground. I've lost about 3 stone over the last few years through diet and exercise and I am now at a perfect weight I am happy with.

I eat around 2000 ish maybe less calories per day.

I walk for an hour around 5 times a week.

I run 5k 2 maybe 3 times a week.

I do sit ups, press ups, bicep curls, shoulders and triceps 3-4 times a week.

((these consist of 6 sets of 30, 20, 40, 10, 10 respectively) weights are only 6kg each)

I've only been doing the weight exercises for 2-3 months. I can see a big difference in my biceps already and my shoulders look a little larger. Problem I have is the rest of my upper body doesn't really look like I work out. Will this just come with time? Do I not eat enough? Should I be training harder?

I'm trying not to be too specific. I don't really want to look like Arnie or anything I just want to look like I work out. Look fitter and stronger etc.

Thanks in advance

The workouts are decent but you need to lift bigger weights. 6kg ain't sh*t at all. You wont be making muscle that is noticeable with it, you'll notice it for sure because its on your body, but overall you wont get the results you're looking for from that weight. Im assuming they are dumbbells from what you said? You need to get at least 15-20 kg each, you can get higher up to around 25 kg and you wont get big, dont worry. To get really big you need to lift way heavier than that and eat A LOT. It takes effort to get big, its not easy. You wont just get big out of a sudden so dont worry.

 

On your profile it says you're 34. And this age its going to take a bit of work to put on muscle because of your testosterone levels among other things, and depends on if you've been athletic your whole life or if this is a new thing. You're not going to get the results that a young guy will get.

 

Talking from personal experience, im in my 20s and can see difference in a week when I work on a muscle part, like triceps or biceps or whatever, but even I can't really make gains with a 6kg dumbbell even though i've been athletic my wholelife, doesn't matter how much you work out or how many reps/sets. The weight is just not heavy at all. Its resistance training so its going to build muscle for sure, but just not enough because the weight is too low.

 

You also do not need that many sets and that many reps once you lift heavier, do 10 reps and 3-4 sets when lifting. The bodyweight workouts you're doing are perfect, keep that, but lower the sets and reps if you lift bigger weights.

 

Diet is important too, since you're not bulking, try to focus on getting enough protein and dont focus too much on calories. Protein builds muscle and is essential if you want to get bigger. Other than that, 2-3 is not much time, especially at your age, give it a bit more time and you'll definitely see results. Takes time to build muscle when someone is natural. Its actually good that you are seeing progress so soon.

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MIGta

Thanks for such a great response!

 

I've not been particularly athletic at all until the last year or so. I've never been obese or unfit exactly, I would say just about normal really.

You're right about my age, wish I had started all this sooner really but better late then never I guess.

 

I will definitely stick at it and I wouldn't say I am getting impatient exactly more that I want to make sure I'm not wasting my time. I've already had advice after the first month because I was doing loads of sets each with very little reps which probably was a complete waste of time.

I will definitely take on board the advice of the weights, I was thinking of getting heavier ones or at least some more to add to the dumbells I have already. I just thought 6kg was a decent starter. I have seen a difference in my biceps at least so the 6kg have been doing something, quite looking forward to seeing what 10-20kg could do though!

What about six packs? Is there a general rule for how long they take? The muscles are there underneath and feel really strong already but they are not showing through yet.

Only other advice I was thinking of, with regards to diet, I pretty much eat the same sort of thing everyday now which I'm really used to. So I was wondering whether to introduce protein in a shake maybe? Before I work out?

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Majestic81

Thanks for such a great response!

 

I've not been particularly athletic at all until the last year or so. I've never been obese or unfit exactly, I would say just about normal really.

You're right about my age, wish I had started all this sooner really but better late then never I guess.

 

I will definitely stick at it and I wouldn't say I am getting impatient exactly more that I want to make sure I'm not wasting my time. I've already had advice after the first month because I was doing loads of sets each with very little reps which probably was a complete waste of time.

I will definitely take on board the advice of the weights, I was thinking of getting heavier ones or at least some more to add to the dumbells I have already. I just thought 6kg was a decent starter. I have seen a difference in my biceps at least so the 6kg have been doing something, quite looking forward to seeing what 10-20kg could do though!

What about six packs? Is there a general rule for how long they take? The muscles are there underneath and feel really strong already but they are not showing through yet.

Only other advice I was thinking of, with regards to diet, I pretty much eat the same sort of thing everyday now which I'm really used to. So I was wondering whether to introduce protein in a shake maybe? Before I work out?

You're lifting 6kg regularly, something your arms have not done before, so of course the muscles in your arms are going to adapt to that change and will look a little bit bigger than before. And that's not counting the bodyweight exercises you've been doing. Developing abs is the same as devolving any other muscle, takes time. Lower body fat means abs will show more quickly, so if someone is working out hard on their abs but they are still not showing then maybe they need to lose more weight. If you think your weight is okay and you dont want to lose more, then maybe just focus on training a little harder and do other exercises for abs other than sit ups. There are a lot of great ab exercises on the internet if you look them up.

 

There are different opinions on pre workout and post workout meals, some people can workout just fine without eating anything, some do eat before working out, and some people prefer eating right away after a workout in a time frame of 20-30 mins, while some argue that this is not necessary and that you'll be fine if you just get your protein in the same day that you have trained, so there are a lot of conflicting viewpoints. Personally I dont feel good when I dont eat after working out, body feels tired and drained, so I always have a post workout meal ready which makes me feel much better. It kind of depends on a person's metabolism.

 

I'd say learn to listen to your body, if you feel good working out on an empty stomach then just go ahead and do it, if you feel drained after a workout then eat something and see how you feel. Experiment with it a little, have a protein shake before working out and see if you feel more energized. Just make sure you're getting enough protein on a regular basis.

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UshaB

The next stage of human evolution?

 

 

Can't wait to see what this kid will like in his 20's and on wards.

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anthony

I started a hypocaloric diet 1 month and a half ago with a fitness routine 6 days a week;

Elbow planks 2min 3 sets
Side planks 1min 3 sets
Push up 3 sets
Wide grip 3 sets
Close grip 3 sets

I'm proud because this time I lost most my fat and kept my "athletic shape" if I can say it like that. My shoulder veins should really pop up without train/ in a few weeks maybe. I still need to continue and push myself even harder to lower my body fat even more.

I didn't track but I think I lost 22lbs (10kg)
I'm 5'9" (175cm) for 154lbs (70kg)now.

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Neon_Dreaming

I started a hypocaloric diet 1 month and a half ago with a fitness routine 6 days a week;

 

Elbow planks 2min 3 sets

Side planks 1min 2 sets

Push up 3 sets

Wide grip 3 sets

Close grip 3 sets

 

I'm proud because this time I lost most my fat and kept my "athletic shape" if I can say it like that. My shoulder veins should really pop up without train/ in a few weeks maybe. I still need to continue and push myself even harder to lower my body fat even more.

 

I didn't track but I think I lost 22lbs (10kg)

I'm 5'9" (175cm) for 154lbs (70kg)now.

Thats quality progress mate. Just in case you're interested here's an article on bodyweight training that's pretty good. It's mainly how I train.

 

https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/16088/i-want-to-get-ripped-can-bodyweight-exercises-do-the-job

 

Here's a chart of bodyweight exercises from the link.

 

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anthony

Thanks. Thank you it look interesting, I'll definitely take a look.

 

Edit: yep definitely interesting. Especially the chart.

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MuntyJack

@unbid The problem is in your muscles. I suggest to starts dorm 5 sit-ups then every day add 1 more. For instance, I often have back pains after fitness session. It started 6 months ago. I decided to go to the Eden Physio center in Auckland. I signed to one physiotherapist . At 1st it was painful ( I don't know what he was doing but it hurted as hell) but then I felt the relief. So it's better to ask a professional.

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Synthol

Sit-ups are a horrible exercise, not only do they do nothing for your abs, but they also are just bad for the low back, god forbid you do them weighted. Planks, crunches and leg raises are more than enough, there's tons of variations of these with different difficulty levels.

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Neon_Dreaming

I've been looking at sandbag training, it's a low cost and effective workout. Details on excerises are in the link.

http://roughstrength.com/sandbags/

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MuntyJack

I have been trying so many diets but it all was worthless. Now I just eat healthy food, decrease sugar intake, attend gym. Also bought vitamins and started following 9 Day cleanse program. For now I lost only 5 kg :( I have been thinking to buy a cellulite reduction machine for home use. It's my only hope so I will give it a try.

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