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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

I do a lot of walking now, but I'll be back to failing at lifting weights at the gym as soon as we get a critical mass of vaccinated people

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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

AnimeIsTrash posted:

I definitely need to find a place that is better than LA Fitness , that place kind of sucks in regards to how many racks they have. The new one i'm going to have like 10 benches though which is nice.

same, but la fitness here is so cheap compared to everything else

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

matti posted:

i need to exercise, my body is not ok

do it

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Iím eating a big pizza for lunch. need those carbs and grease to get strong 💪

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Truman Peyote posted:

I posted about this in another thread but I've been going to a couple of yoga classes and the guy running one of them kept referring to upward facing dog as "up dog"

doggy style

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

yoga looks like legit a huge waste of time. maybe unless youíre trying to meet white chicks

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

carry on then posted:

dirty bulking, baby

keep posting. Iím bulking and lifting

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

qirex posted:

I walked 20 miles in a week for the first time in months feels good man [except for my feet]

dude I walk my dog all the time and have horrible cracked heels

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

I stupidly accepted a big rear end treadmill from my brother a couple of years ago and Iíve used it 0 times. I need to round up 3 people to help me get rid of it.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

PokeJoe posted:

my ADHD makes it literally impossible to exercise on a machine without some sort of additional stimulation. i will get so terminally bored I'll just stop exercising

because cardio sucks. try lifting, itís hard to forget >200lbs on your back

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

I've started lifting again. This time I'm adding curls and triceps pulldowns into my routine. In the past it was like "lol I don't want to be a curl bro" but older me wants arms.

I'm also 5'10" and 200 lbs. at some point I'd like to get to 180 or so. Maybe after a few months of lifting to get my strength back up.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

nvrgrls posted:

how many situps and pushups do I need to do to not be a weak sack of poo poo

a hundred

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

real answer: do starting strength

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

I almost failed my last bench press rep yesterday lol

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

qirex posted:

I did that once and sprained my wrist so be careful

yeah. I did once and dumped the weights to the side. not fun

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

PokeJoe posted:

do some grip accessory exercises. farmers carries and such. also you should definitely use chalk, liquid chalk is relatively mess free and works well

this is what I use. Iíve never used regular chalk so I donít know how it compares

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

did 235lbs for 3 sets of 5 today back squat. gonna go for 245lbs next time

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Share Bear posted:

yeyuh keep at it

though stupid it annoys me when people go do squats with heeled shoes or like take off their shoes to do squats, kinda grody ngl

I bought squat shoes, op. they're pretty solid on the ground
https://www.adidas.com/us/powerlift-weightlifting-shoes/GZ2864.html

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

carry on then posted:

anybody know what the options are for a really compact rack that would fit in an apartment? i'd like to actually do bench press instead of dumbbell press and to be able to front squat more than i can power clean into position. i'm a weak nerd so it only needs to be able to hold like 250lbs although headroom to grow further would be nice

I'd only do this if there wasn't an affordable gym close by. Compact racks tend do be kind of unstable

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

carry on then posted:

yeah it sucks but i'm trying to make the best with what i have, especially since i really really don't want to have to drive to a gym every day to lift and worry about getting covid and everything else

I guess after being vaccinated and boosted, along with all the evidence that covid mortality and sickness is going way down, my covid anxiety is mostly gone. I understand though, gyms are pretty gross.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

quote:

Dont judge me for this, but i had a deer (buck) i used to feed, i got pretty close to him both physically (could pet him) but also emotionally he was like my dog basically.

He was maybe a year old when i met him. Anyways when the rut started i was worried hed lose his territory to the bigger bucks and i wouldnt see him again. So... i put him on 10mg 2xED of blue heart Danabols. Id put the tab in his apple slices, he always ate it.

Im not making GBS threads you he bulked up fast, he also seemed the most aggressive of all the deers out there. I watched him have some pretty epic battles against other bucks out in the yard, he was glorious.

But alas, one day he disappeared and for like 2 years i never saw him. Then one random day this massive beautiful buck comes walking down the street looking around sort of out of place and i knew it was him by the look of his face. I made the noise i used to make to call him and he came right over and let me grab his impressive antlers. I never saw him again though, but a few years later i saw a young buck, maybe a year old, and he had the exact same handsome face and i knew that was one of his offspring and i thought to myself ďthats awesomeĒ.

I still miss that deer. Hes probably died by now of old age but his lineage continues to this day im sure and i like to think i had a helping hand in ensuring that.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

running makes you look and feel terrible

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

dropping a non max effort deadlift just means youíre a pussy

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Share Bear posted:

but like, EVERY time? like you do a set and you full pull and drop each one.

it's so common, there has to be a reasoning for it, it makes no sense to me, and i'm way too anxious to just go up to someone and be like "why do your deads suck lmao"

people do dumb poo poo at the gym all of the time

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

I did deadlifts today. didn't drop it, although my grip sucks

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

AnimeIsTrash posted:

No it's not a smith machine. Non adjustable meaning you can't really mess with any of the preset heights, one of these:



takes the same floor space as a power rack, but has none of the benefits. so of course all the gyms buy em

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

think Iím going to start lifting again after doing some traveling for Christmas. had to stop while my heart got checked out after an abnormal ekg but just finished all the tests and turns out itís fine. going right back in with all the resolutioners woohoo

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

post hole digger posted:

I need to lose like 10 lbs does anyone use a calorie tracker app they like or should I just take up smoking

myfitnesspal

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

or whatever they are all about the same

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

itís really easy to drop 10 if you are super overweight. so if you really want to drop 10 start by gaining 50

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

I went back to the gym after 5 months lol

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

PokeJoe posted:

i haven't been to the gym in months and ive been drinking a lot of beers

now that Iím back lifting Iím gonna lay off the booze

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

css: squatting through the doms I still have from squatting last time

also: no alcohol this week. feels meh

akadajet fucked around with this message at 21:43 on Feb 17, 2023

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Internaut! posted:

turns out it's way harder to lose weight as a dad with 2 kids who need to eat 5 times a day while getting you sick with their kindergarten germs on the reg and demanding all your free time from sunup to sundown

don't get fat boys, trust me there are downsides 👍🏻

I feel like Iím on the edge of fatness right now. trying to reverse course

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

did some deadlifts today at 315lbs. felt good.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

Just had A1C results come back. I am no longer in the ďpre-diabetesď range like I was in December. Itís back to normal. Phew

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

ADINSX posted:

I love the assisted pull-up machine. Before I gained some weight I could maybe bang out 5 to 8 reps but with the machine I can really focus on going all the way down and engaging the right muscles with each rep

I used the one at the gym before i was able to do non assisted pull-ups. worked as advertised, would recommend

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

ADINSX posted:

Some people use rubber bands but that seems so clumsy to me, plus what if they snapped right near my face :ohdear:

Iíve seen enough videos of people getting slapped in the nuts with bands to try that.

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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003

PokeJoe posted:

don't stand on the bands, rest your knees/shins on them and the chances of nut damage are greatly reduced

or just use the machine most gyms have. Itís right over there.

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