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Anonymous ## Mod ## 16/01/13(Wed)23:43 No. 18742 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied

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After an over view of this board it is, quite, apparent this place is in need of a request thread. So, without further adieu, here it is:

This is the official 7chan.org/fit/ request thread.

Like any other board, requests made outside of this thread will be subject to deletion and a, possible, ban.

I know you guys are all jacked up on testosterone and steroids but try and keep the flaming and and trolling to the least possible quantity or degree.

Yours truly.
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Anonymous 18/04/25(Wed)01:44 No. 20954

Please anyone can share Josh Bryant
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FAQ Anonymous ## Mod ## 09/08/13(Thu)19:28 No. 2038 [Reply] Locked Stickied

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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/.

Server: irc.7chan.org port: 6667
/join #/fit/

Swimming Anonymous 16/07/29(Fri)11:11 No. 19151 [Reply]

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Do you guys ever considered swimming for fitness?


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Anonymous 18/03/13(Tue)00:31 No. 20564

Pretty weird. By deep water do you mean the ocean or any deep pool/dam?

Anonymous 18/04/21(Sat)12:15 No. 20901

deep water scare

Anonymous 18/04/24(Tue)23:48 No. 20953

I read somewhere that Phelps' TDEE is something like 12000.

Don't know if that's true, but I really need to swim more.

Theory. Anonymous 17/02/08(Wed)16:50 No. 19440 [Reply]

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I've come here for one reason. I've looked and can't find an answer, so, i need advice. And, I'm not quite desperate enough to go to the..."other" place.
Long story short, former fatfuck here. I've lost almost 8 inches from the gut, and nearly 80 lbs. I'm thinking now of my goals. I want to be stronger. Not powerlifting strength, but stronger than average. I've heard low rep ranges (maximul effort, 5 reps) does this, btmut does little for size, as this recruits the body to better utilize what it has. High reps (13+) are endurance, and 7-10 for hypertrophy. I want more size, but not too much. The look and general idea I'm going for is your typical martial artist of film, such as Shou, picture attached. If I'm right in my theory, on a full body workout,3x/week if two of these are low reps, and one is median, this should effectively do what i want, correct? Mostly strength, but still enough to get me the size I desire? Also, i know this may make a difference, I've switched to (and plan to continue) a ketogenic diet, i know people may bring up carbs. Just can't eat em. At any rate, am i correct in my theory, or is something amiss?

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Anonymous 17/12/22(Fri)23:06 No. 20126

its best you keep to higher reps, you will still be stronger than average but with healthy bones and joints.

Low rep training is not a good start. And by start I mean - having under 5 years of serious lifting.

Form is very important and every bber out there is stronger than average while keeping in 8-12 rep range. Once you are over 15 reps you can add.

3 times a week might me too much to recover. Consider having A and B workouts and cycling between them every other day in total 3 per week. A B A B A B

stronglifts 5x5 Anonymous 18/03/01(Thu)01:42 No. 20501

what you are looking for is stronglifts 5x5, it is 5 reps each, 5 sets. just don't keep adding weight like the program suggest, and you will notice a difference in a bout three months. Just use a bar that is 45 pounds.

Anonymous 18/04/21(Sat)08:28 No. 20898

The reps thing is good science relevant to the speed of achieving specific goals, but it's not nearly as important as you're thinking. There's a direct correlation between the size of muscles as how much weight you can lift. If the weight keeps going up, your muscles will keep getting bigger. Have you ever seen someone deadlift 700 lbs who didn't look like they could deadlift 700 lbs?

You're right that high reps is just endurance. They don't really help strength or size for the simple reason that the time you spend adding endurance is time not spent increasing the weight. The difference between low and medium reps, on the other hand, is probably going to be too slight to be relevant to you unless you get devoted to strength or size at the serious powerlifter or serious bodybuilder level.

I'd suggest medium reps (8-12), but since this board is slow, you've probably had time to try out your low-medium split. If you like it, there's no reason not to stick with it. If you've come to prefer the low rep days or the medium rep days, you could switch to all one or the other. You'll be able to reach your goal whichever you choose, and it'd be pretty surprising if you noticed any significant differences.

The things to keep in mind are, of course, form and safety. If you're switching between low and medium reps--and thus between heavier weight on the low days and lighter weight on the medium days--it could be easy to accidentally develop bad habits because the weight on the medium days doesn't feel as "serious." Also, think about your rest time between sets. The strength focused people tend to take longer rests, which is probably more significant than the actual number of reps. That's for powerlifter, 1RM type strength though. Actual martial artists put more emphasis on endurance because tiring your opponent out is common enough strategy, although you did say that you wanted to look like a movie martial artist, not actually be a marital artist, so I don't know if that's important to you.

The martial artist look tends to suggest very evenly developed musculature, so you might put some thought into that as well. Calisthenic exercises tend to be good for that, just keep in mind that for strength and size you need to spend your time increasing the weight you're moving, not just mastering complex gymnastic skills. As an example, moving from push-ups to one arm push-ups is an increase in weight, but moving from push-ups to two-finger push-ups is an increase in one particularly specialized gymnastic skill.

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 18/03/13(Tue)00:29 No. 20563

72 hour fasting drinking this concoction:
1 liter of water with mixed with 1tsp of salt + 2 teaspoons of potassium chloride (aka nosalt/saltfree the stuff that people with hypertension replace salt with)
sodium (salt) and potassium and the two things your cells really need so they don't shut down. You will lose at least 5 pounds of water weight during those 72 hours. After the 72hours is complete, you're free to eat one meal of whatever you want (preferably keto meat and veggies) as much as you want then you start fasting again. After that, You will start losing 2 pounds of pure bodyfat a day. Good luck.

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.


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.

Anonymous 18/04/16(Mon)12:06 No. 20833 [Reply]

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How come the amount of people who think it's cool and trendy to have gender dysphoria bothers me so much?

Gender dysphoria is a pain in the ass to deal with and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. This is why it is sickening to me to hear about Reiko and that little tranny harem that plagues /r9k/. What people don't seem to understand is that this goes both ways. If a non-transgender person were to transition when they show no signs of wanting to be that of the opposite gender then they will end up with feelings of gender dysphoria toward their assigned sex.

Yet there are people in this world who think it's cool to be transgender because it gives them some sort of social group to belong to and later end up de-transitioning because they realize that isn't who they are. It's painful to watch especially when you deal with G.D. on a regular basis.

There are times when I wish I could accept what my biology enslaves me with and regardless of how much I try to suppress such emotions and pulls. It just keeps coming back. It isn't cool to have gender dysphoria. It isn't trendy. If you go down this path and you're not someone who struggles with this then you're going to experience it later on when you realize that you have made a grave mistake.

Just needed some place to rant about this and this board seemed like the right place to do so.

My apologies if it doesn't belong.

Anonymous 18/04/17(Tue)07:10 No. 20840

This mostly comes after I learned about Reiko's Tranny Harem. That pissed me off too much.

Anonymous 18/03/31(Sat)20:38 No. 20692 [Reply]

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No homo but this guy has pretty fucking nice body

also thread about thenx what do you think about him and calesthenics

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.

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