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Anonymous 16/05/08(Sun)22:23 No. 19021 [Reply]

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How to decrease cortisol? / Fit /, please show me the way.

I have alopecia areata barbae, but honestly do not give a fuck.

My big problem is that stress left my sexual sex drive in the crapper.

I beg you, help me.

Feeling shitty after training Anonymous 16/02/13(Sat)18:33 No. 18823 [Reply]

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Hi /fit/,
so, i don't know what i'm doing wrong, but i noticed that lately i always feel like shit after weight training. i already suffer from chronic tiredness and slight sleep disorder atm.
but even if i get decent sleep, only use moderate weight, higher reps and only train for about an hour, i mostly feel really irritated, nervous and kind of aggressive afterwards.
it's really frustrating and i hardly train anymore because of it, especially since i'm already enough stressed and anxious currently (due to a-levels).

so, what could it be? i try to breathe deep and properly, however it feels hard at times. i also make sure i drink enough and have a pre workout meal.
light cardio makes me feel a lot better, energized and refreshed, however i want to rebuild my power and gains.
could it be that even though i only train lightly it's still too much for me, since i'm not really used to it anymore?

Anonymous 16/02/20(Sat)11:06 No. 18846

I'm not sure what causes these problems, but maybe try to do some cardio after weight lifting? Increasing your heartrate releases the hormone endorphine, and should make you feel better. This happens also when lifting weights, but I feel like it does even more by doing some cardio (f.ex 30 minutes at mid-intensity - nothing major)

Anonymous 16/03/27(Sun)22:45 No. 18949

But my aim still is to build mass and strength, isn't it rather counterproductive then to do cardio afterwards?

Anonymous 16/04/24(Sun)17:32 No. 19006

Take some time off. Also i doubt you'll ever do enough cardio to interfere with your strength building.

Take a week off. If it's still bad than you have bigger problems on your hands.

Anonymous 14/09/08(Mon)19:16 No. 15254 [Reply]

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Gym Trainer isn't being fair , what to do ?

i joined this gym near my house , and the trainers there won't give my fair time on the equipment.

its been 6 days since i joined there, and i only used the Tread mill 2ce :/

the trainer barley notices me at all ,i don't even know if i'm doing it right.

Today i just did some stretchings and warmed up a bit , after 20 mins on the cycle , a group(4-5) of other female members arrived.

since all the treadmill was occupied i asked him i'll work on the light weights till the Treadmill is free .But he says , you have done enough for today ,better take go home and have some rest.

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Anonymous 15/11/13(Fri)01:40 No. 18633

Cancel your membership stop paying and find another gym or buy a workout set like weights and a treadmill.

Anonymous 15/12/23(Wed)23:12 No. 18712

Fuck trainers. Research, pick a diet, pick/make a program and fucking workout. You're being tricked. You're paying money for no reason.

Anonymous 16/04/21(Thu)10:01 No. 18999

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I laffd
also >2ce

Anonymous 14/09/20(Sat)22:05 No. 15479 [Reply]

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I have a theory that all my ailments like frequently recurring flus, irritable bowel, etc. derive from my tonsils and the swallowing of bacteria that fester in my mouth overnight when I wake up. I have the mouth issue resolved mostly through mouthwash and brushing teeth which I take and do before bed and in the morning, but the tonsils are a problem. I know they are deep pockets with too many folds or something which accumulate debris and pave the way for that awful smell that always lingers in the back of your throat if you open things up a certain way. My bedroom stinks in the morning because of it. It is just foul. And my body must have a sensitive response to the bacteria which the body quickly remove once ingested by fluid-like passing of fecal matter.

How do I dig deep into the tonsils regularly to clean? I know, I know,


is what everyone will give me, but it seems to only scratch a bit of the surface and nothing deep into it. I want to go deep and remove everything to feel alive for once. Is there professional tonsil cleaning offered somewhere that cleans everything?

For the record, I've already noticed that my shit solider by regularly washing out my mouth with bacteria-killing fluid.


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Anonymous 15/04/18(Sat)08:56 No. 18090

but darling, for me to respect your opinion, you musn't form word groups like "allergic to bacteria"

the disease in which your white cells mistake your own cells as foreign bodies is called an autoimmune disorder. Irritable bowel syndrome is not an autoimmune disorder.

Besides, you are missing the point in two ways:
1- The scientific bits
Almost all bacteria you ingest are eliminated by your stomach. The ones which would colonize your tonsils do not have the mechanisms necessary to survive this harsh acidic environment.
The bacteria which live in your gut are composed of different organisms, mostly neutral and some actually beneficial. We call this the gut flora (as in flora "and fauna"), or gut microbiota.

OP thinks all his ailments ("recurring flus, irritable bowel, etc.") are caused by him swallowing his tonsil-colonizing bacteria.

Flu is caused by viruses, not bacteria, and not the side-products of bacteria. This rules out that OP's tonsillitis causes the recurring flu.

Irritable bowel syndrome has multiple causes, such as immune deficiency, stress, or bacterial overgrowth (even that, not by the bacteria which involve the tonsils).
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Anonymous 16/03/13(Sun)09:15 No. 18912


Look into Sick Building syndrome. It may simply be that the building you live in is high in mold spores, bacteria, etc.

Anonymous 16/04/12(Tue)00:24 No. 18977

Take some amphetamine or a high dose of caffeine, i think any stimulant will do. The thing is, stimulants open up your airways, throat included, so you'll be able to see and access everything much easier.

Anonymous 16/01/13(Wed)23:13 No. 18739 [Reply]

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So, I am looking to loose fat quickly and eaisly.
I ended up loosing the ability to go to the only gym intown because I missed payments and nowI owe them a shit load of money.

Basically I am asking for help on how to get healthy and loose fat with out fancy gym equipment. What routines can I do at my local park daily, for example. It can't be as simple as jogging every day can it?

I have been vegan for over a year now, aswell. But, I still haven't seen any drastic weight-loss.

After reading the stickies I assume it's because I still eat starches, oils, and processed junk food that happens to be vegan.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thank you 7chan.org/fit/

Take it easy~

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Anonymous 16/02/14(Sun)23:03 No. 18826

>it's glandular
I'm not talking about your thyroid in here, I'm talking about insulin, glucagon, corticosteroids, hormones that actually matter quite a lot when it comes to lose and win weight. The lower the glycemic index, the lower the insulin, the lower the amount of fat that get stored, for the same caloric intake. This is well known stuff, except for you for what it seems, you could go do some research on basic physiology.

Look! I 16/03/15(Tue)19:14 No. 18926

It's real simple,really. Vegetables with every meal no matter what. Plenty of water. Workout every day . high intensity interval training utilizing resistance training using large muscle groups. Sprint in intervals don't jog. That's it. No secrets just a couple of basic concepts and hard work. There is no easy way. Not if you want results to last

Anonymous 16/03/17(Thu)04:37 No. 18929

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Confused about how fat/weight loss works Anonymous 16/03/05(Sat)22:13 No. 18881 [Reply]

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Maybe the answer is obvious to someone who's been fitness-minded their entire lives, but I've been a fat slob until only a few years ago, so fuck it.

So, I've finally decided to lose some weight, and after some experimentation I found a regime that appears to more-or-less work for me without a lot of suffering: I eat what I would normally eat at lunch and then the rest of the day I get by on low- or zero-calorie foods and drinks (carbonated water+lemon juice, tea with artificial sweetener, a yogurt or two, a couple bananas, that sort of thing), and I combine that with a minimum of two sessions of 30 minutes of cycling six times a week (my bike is my main mode of transportation), and two or three times a week I head down to the track and ride laps for 90 minutes or so.

Thing is, I appear to be losing weight absurdly fast. I weight myself every day after waking up and urinating. On Monday, I weighted 95.7 kg; on Friday, I was down to 92.3 kg (-850 g/day). Sometimes I weight myself before and after an exercise session and there's an obvious drop. For example, this morning I weighted 92.9 kg (I indulged a little bit yesterday, alright?). I ate ~100 g of cashews, an energy bar, went out for a 1:40 hours ride, came back, 92.3 kg.
How is this possible? I was led to believe a kilogram of fat holds around 7000 kcal. My heart rate monitor reports I only expended around 1300 kcal, so logically that would have to be ~185 g.

So, what exactly is going on? It doesn't feel like I'm pushing myself all that hard, nor do I feel like I'm starving myself, I'm just counting the calories in whatever I eat.

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Anonymous 16/03/06(Sun)07:04 No. 18886

Right, I found those figures too, but my question was in response to >>18882, who posited that the weight lost was mostly water content from food, not the water byproduct of using up fat.
If it is fat burning, we're back to square 1. How can I lose 600 g of fat in 100 minutes?

Anonymous 16/03/06(Sun)18:07 No. 18887

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Ok there's a few ways to approach the problem.

Firstly: are you certain your scales are accurate? I had a hell of a time estimating my weight from malfunctioning electronic scales, sent for a replacement and now I see my weight accurately each day.

Second: people forget that you lose water not only from urine and sweat, but from respiration. Gas exchange in your lungs is facilitated by constantly moist surfaces which need to be replenished. This is exactly why before sleeping at night you weight perhaps 200g more than when you wake in the morning even without appreciable loss from sweating: you lose water by breathing throughout the day, when exercising your respiration rate increases as does your sweating.

Thirdly your heartrate monitor is in all likelihood giving you a ballpark estimate of calories burnt based on an average guy with average weight and average metabolic expenditure.
180g weightloss through fat burning is therefore a poor estimate of the work your body is putting in, and a more accurate measure would be the METS scale which you would have to research to find out your personal reading for because I think the weight loss is based on your bodyweight which you expending energy to move and your resting metabolic rate and heartrate.

So in closing: your scales may not be accurate, your water loss is in excess of your estimate, your calorific expenditure is greater than your estimate.
Weight loss is a funny thing; I've begun my own regimen with comparable starting weight, addition of exercise and eating less (such as cutting out supper altogether for just 2 already modest meals per day) and I've lost 5kg in about 3 weeks 90.5Kg to 85.4Kg. I anticipate it will become harder to shed the last kilos approaching my goal of 71Kg which according to the rough values my fat measuring scales tell me would give me 12% bodyfat, a model's physique which I've never had and would boost my self-confidence.

Good luck bro, I'm rooting for you too.

Anonymous 16/03/06(Sun)21:00 No. 18889

>Firstly: are you certain your scales are accurate? I had a hell of a time estimating my weight from malfunctioning electronic scales, sent for a replacement and now I see my weight accurately each day.
I think it is. Sometimes when placed on an uneven surface it does this weird thing where the weight oscillates between two values, but I'm confident it's accurate to within 250 g.

>you lose water by breathing throughout the day, when exercising your respiration rate increases as does your sweating
Since on hot days I need to drink around a liter per hour or more, I'd expect the vast majority of the sweat and respiration moisture to come from that.

>Thirdly your heartrate monitor is in all likelihood giving you a ballpark estimate of calories burnt based on an average guy with average weight and average metabolic expenditure.
Well, it does take my age, weight, and I think height as input. It doesn't seem all that hard to get a good-enough estimate from that information. I think it's reasonable to expect that the actual expenditure will be at least half the reported value and at most twice that.

>So in closing: your scales may not be accurate, your water loss is in excess of your estimate, your calorific expenditure is greater than your estimate.
That's my only guess. Perhaps the basal metabolic rate is jacked up. I read that energy continues to be used up in repairing damage even when not exercising.

>I've lost 5kg in about 3 weeks 90.5Kg to 85.4Kg. I anticipate it will become harder to shed the last kilos approaching my goal of 71Kg
Kudos, man. Back in 2010 I went from 106 kg to 85 kg in six months. When I was losing weight fastest it was at roughly the same rate as you, around 6 kg/month. That was before I started exercising regularly, so I plateaued before reaching my goal of 80 kg. Yes, if you maintain the same routine for a long time your body adapts and it takes longer to lose the same weight.
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Anonymous 15/11/24(Tue)18:12 No. 18655 [Reply]

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I'm gonna sound like a fucking autist, but why can't I see any progress after two months of going to the gym? I try going twice or thrice a week and use 6-7 machines (T-bar, chest fly, biceps curls etc). I usually do 3-4 reps. After, let's say, 40 mins I do 15-20 mins cardio. I just don't see any change whatsoever on myself. Where do I fuck it up?

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Anonymous 15/12/14(Mon)16:24 No. 18698

You're doing what a lot of idiots do when they get a gym membership. They get one and just go, without doing any research. They hope that just by going to the gym, they'll magically come out stronger. Maybe by just reading the machines!

Fuck that shit.

The gym is a tool, and like any tool, you've got to know how to use it or else you'll just be flaying around like a retard.

First, find a fucking program. T-nation, Askmen, starting strength, that guy who took the maximum effective dose of steroids and then injected extra steroids in his muscle groups to be sure. Where ever. A shitty program you like is better than a good program you don't care about. A good program has three things.

1. It has a progression. Even if you go backwards sometimes, you go forwards overall.
2. It has purpose. Strength, aesthetics, athletics, explosiveness.
3. It has a final goal, or in the case of an advanced program, It is explicit that there is no final goal. An example is starting strength, once you fail twice in a row, you're done with the program.

Then fucking run the program. Don't fucking quit the program unless one of three things happen
1. You reach the goal of the program
2. Your goals change. Like, you start a new sport that is no longer compatible with your program. You can only do this once a year, or else you're just program hoping like a retard.
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Anonymous 16/02/20(Sat)11:21 No. 18848

"Cardio first" thats bs. It's more about preference. There are no "set rules" to this game. It's not ONE THING that works for everyone.

Anonymous 16/02/22(Mon)16:47 No. 18852

Read the fucking sticky, you idiot!

The Revolutionary A7X Diet Anonymous 16/01/21(Thu)18:26 No. 18761 [Reply]

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/plg/ - powerlifting general Anonymous 15/08/23(Sun)14:44 No. 18464 [Reply]

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I'm from 4chan /fit/, but 4chan is down and 8chan has been unindexed due to child abuse, so I ain't going there...

Does anybody want to talk about powerlifting and weight lifting?

Do you use a belt? Highbar or low Bar? Stats?
I literally have never heard of this site before so I wanna know your guys stats.


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clothing Anonymous 15/09/27(Sun)18:37 No. 18526

time for winter training clothes

just saying.

Anonymous 15/12/14(Mon)16:41 No. 18699

If you're interested in powerlifting, and bodybuilding, you can try powerbuilding.

The basic idea is to train like a powerlifter for 9 months of the year, with some accessories geared towards aesthetics, and then train bodybuilding for 3 months of the year for your competition.

The book "Destroy the Opposition.", which is in the sticky, is about how it works, although it's not a program book. Reddit's /r/powerbuilding is pretty good for programming.


Marc 16/01/08(Fri)02:13 No. 18731

Most PLing should have volume blocks anyway. Half the difference between a volume block and a hypertrophy block is how much you're eating. Add a couple glamour muscle accessories and you're good.

Its what you eat not how much. 15/11/12(Thu)16:26 No. 18631 [Reply]

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The site cronometer.com predicts future weight solely on macro nutrients rather than calories.
The argument goes that calorie counting only works short term, and eventually something is going to have to crack. However the evidence shows that people who eat the proper types of foods over a long period of time will end up at a normal weight.

It makes these predictions through the BMI modeling done in this study. http://www.tbiomed.com/content/9/1/43

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