healthy lifestyle thread (OR: oglemi masturbation cave)

Ash Borer

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My first time posting here, just had a quick question: does anyone know of/have tried any kind of "flabs to abs" workout program? I'm kind of a noobie to ab workouts and I'm looking for some help
having visible abs is a function of bodyfat levels. If you want sick abs go the gym and start moving barbells, then lose weight.
 
I am up to my heaviest in about 10 years. I am at 86kg and i was up to 89kg. Unfortunely i think a significant portion of that wasnt lean body mass. I am planning to bulk up to around 93kg and then lean out for at least the next 3 months to get to around 10% and then start another bulk from there.
 

Stallion

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I am up to my heaviest in about 10 years. I am at 86kg and i was up to 89kg. Unfortunely i think a significant portion of that wasnt lean body mass. I am planning to bulk up to around 93kg and then lean out for at least the next 3 months to get to around 10% and then start another bulk from there.
Photos? That's not too crazy a weight gain, so its possible that there's plenty of lean body mass involved, assuming you were training hard, it wasn't too short a time period and you were eating protein!
 
One thing I just find shocking is how differently people treat you when you lose weight. I've always been a chubby kid, generally being 10-20 pounds overweight. I have always been into sports and exercise, but my main problem was my portion sizes and amount of sugar in my diet. Ever since starting University last year, I've worked my ass off trying to lose weight by completely cutting out soda and chocolate in my diet, in addition to forcing myself to eat fruits/vegetables at every meal. Doing this while playing Tennis at my school's team and going to the gym 3X/week made such a difference.


After about 6 months, I lost 30 pounds. My self-confidence and physical well-being shot up greatly, but I also noticed that everyone treats you so differently. Notably, my family and friends treated me with more respect, and strangers in general were way nicer (would smile more, be more attentive, etc.), and it was so much easier for me to make friends and get invited to parties compared to highschool. A part of that could be because if my increased self-confidence, but honestly people are going to judge on appearance, even subconsciously, so losing a few pounds makes such a difference.

Just a final thought. losing weight is worth it guys, every aspect of your life improves, do your self a favour and realistically assess your appearance and commit to improving it.
 
Photos? That's not too crazy a weight gain, so its possible that there's plenty of lean body mass involved, assuming you were training hard, it wasn't too short a time period and you were eating protein!
Once I figure out how to work this new phone I will post some pics. I would estimate my BF % is in the mid 20s right now. I thinking about extending my bulk a bit longer since we are heading into winter but mostly lean bulking to minimize fat gain.
 
A little about me... I'm 30 years old, 6'6". I've been chronically overweight to obese for basically my entire life.

In February we had a string of nice days, and something inside me just made me say 'I'm going to lose weight.' So I went on an EXTREMELY strict diet and started walking. Everyday.

I cut out added sugar, I dropped pasta and bread. Drank only water and green tea. I started using the S-Health app on my Note 4 to record EVERY SINGLE THING i put in my body.

Since then I've gradually loosened up a bit on my dietary restrictions since I've come to realize I need more variety to meet all my micronutrient requirements. I still record everything I put in my body in my S-Health app.

Now I know this thread isn't intended to be weight watchers, but reading Panther-T 'S post inspired me to come on and say this. Everything he said is true and more to anyone trying to lose weight.

I hit -160lbs today. I started around Valentine's day at 412.4 lbs, and left work at 251.6 today. I went from a size 56 elastic waist to size 40 Wranglers with room to spare. My ultimate goal is to get down to a 38 or maybe even a 36. I didn't have to pay for the extended size on my Smogon University t-shirt. I don't snore anymore. My attic ladder can actually hold mY weight. My daughter and girlfriend can actually get their arms around me.

I'm not sure why 160 lbs seems like such a huge milestone, but I really wanted to share here. I have a lot of work to do still (there's a lot of leftover skin to be dealt with...) but I am very proud and happy to be able to tell you all this.

Thanks to anyone who bothered to read it :p
 

Stallion

Tree Young
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A little about me... I'm 30 years old, 6'6". I've been chronically overweight to obese for basically my entire life.

In February we had a string of nice days, and something inside me just made me say 'I'm going to lose weight.' So I went on an EXTREMELY strict diet and started walking. Everyday.

I cut out added sugar, I dropped pasta and bread. Drank only water and green tea. I started using the S-Health app on my Note 4 to record EVERY SINGLE THING i put in my body.

Since then I've gradually loosened up a bit on my dietary restrictions since I've come to realize I need more variety to meet all my micronutrient requirements. I still record everything I put in my body in my S-Health app.

Now I know this thread isn't intended to be weight watchers, but reading Panther-T 'S post inspired me to come on and say this. Everything he said is true and more to anyone trying to lose weight.

I hit -160lbs today. I started around Valentine's day at 412.4 lbs, and left work at 251.6 today. I went from a size 56 elastic waist to size 40 Wranglers with room to spare. My ultimate goal is to get down to a 38 or maybe even a 36. I didn't have to pay for the extended size on my Smogon University t-shirt. I don't snore anymore. My attic ladder can actually hold mY weight. My daughter and girlfriend can actually get their arms around me.

I'm not sure why 160 lbs seems like such a huge milestone, but I really wanted to share here. I have a lot of work to do still (there's a lot of leftover skin to be dealt with...) but I am very proud and happy to be able to tell you all this.

Thanks to anyone who bothered to read it :p
It seems like a huge deal because it IS a huge deal. You've managed to drop more weight than a lot of smogoners weigh. That is incredible and honestly inspiring to hear. That 38/36 waist is definitely within reach my friend!
 
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Stallion

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I'm 192 lbs and I just overhead pressed 176 lbs, which is a record at my gym for my weight range. There are probably people way stronger than me who don't bother writing on the record board, but I'll take it hahaha
 
I've never lifted before but decided to start 5x5 stronglifts today. I went to the gym with my friend who also does 5x5 so he could help me with my form, and I am having a lot of trouble squatting. It feels really hard to balance on my heels instead of my toes, when I balance on my heels it feels like I'm going to fall backwards. Basically, I end up bending over instead of squatting down. He also told me that my back isn't staying straight enough.

a) what is the best way I can practice this while I'm alone in my room? and b) is this normal for first time squatters or am I just fucking up really badly?
Also try taking your shoes off. I always prefer to do most lifts bare footed. I find with squats and deadlifts I can ground myself better so I'll often slip my sneakers off. I find it makes a difference.
 
I've had a friend break his toe from dropping a weight on his bare foot, I'm not sure that's really the best advice. I normally use converse to squat because your foot sits flat in them still and at least there's some protection, though specialized weightlifting shoes would probably work as well.
 

Soul Fly

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A little about me... I'm 30 years old, 6'6". I've been chronically overweight to obese for basically my entire life.

In February we had a string of nice days, and something inside me just made me say 'I'm going to lose weight.' So I went on an EXTREMELY strict diet and started walking. Everyday.

I cut out added sugar, I dropped pasta and bread. Drank only water and green tea. I started using the S-Health app on my Note 4 to record EVERY SINGLE THING i put in my body.

Since then I've gradually loosened up a bit on my dietary restrictions since I've come to realize I need more variety to meet all my micronutrient requirements. I still record everything I put in my body in my S-Health app.

Now I know this thread isn't intended to be weight watchers, but reading Panther-T 'S post inspired me to come on and say this. Everything he said is true and more to anyone trying to lose weight.

I hit -160lbs today. I started around Valentine's day at 412.4 lbs, and left work at 251.6 today. I went from a size 56 elastic waist to size 40 Wranglers with room to spare. My ultimate goal is to get down to a 38 or maybe even a 36. I didn't have to pay for the extended size on my Smogon University t-shirt. I don't snore anymore. My attic ladder can actually hold mY weight. My daughter and girlfriend can actually get their arms around me.

I'm not sure why 160 lbs seems like such a huge milestone, but I really wanted to share here. I have a lot of work to do still (there's a lot of leftover skin to be dealt with...) but I am very proud and happy to be able to tell you all this.

Thanks to anyone who bothered to read it :p
Fuck man, Rey Mysterio weighs more, and 160 is pretty much your ideal weight. Reminds me of the time I dropped to 150 pounds from ~220. The best part is buying the new clothes and just the sheer burst of confidence you get every morning when you look at the mirror, even if you aren't shredded or anything.

For your height 38] is absolutely fine, don't push yourself too hard, keep up your work and try adjusting to your new bodyweight, the lose skin tones itself up quite a bit eventually (it took me ~one year to get rid of most of my lose skin and stretch marks)...and you can opt for medical options if nature doesn't take its course properly. Also consider working out to tone yourself up a bit ;), helps quite a bit with your physique, and fatigue and will make you look less lanky.

Best of luck!
 

Stallion

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Pushed 3 reps out at 240lbs on the bench the other day and improved my broad jump by half a foot in the last month. Safe to say the training I'm doing has been working really well for me!
 

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Not sure if this is the right place but I didn't find anything else in 3 pages.

Ok, let me just say this: I need some help.

I'm currently in high school, and while so far I haven't worried too much about staying fit (since I do a couple of sports), I've been having some trouble staying motivated while working on my homework. Since I don't have my own computer, I access Smogon and PS from my phone, which can be convenient but also very problematic. It's so easy to just pick up my phone and browse through some threads when I should be doing homework or paying attention in school.

It's the same way with this chocolate that I get. There's this local chocolate brand that tastes really good but is very expensive as well ($4 for 2 bars, it's worth it though) but more often than not I find myself eating them too quickly, and I want to enjoy them but I'm also concerned about saving money.

What should I do?
 

Stallion

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Not sure if this is the right place but I didn't find anything else in 3 pages.

Ok, let me just say this: I need some help.

I'm currently in high school, and while so far I haven't worried too much about staying fit (since I do a couple of sports), I've been having some trouble staying motivated while working on my homework. Since I don't have my own computer, I access Smogon and PS from my phone, which can be convenient but also very problematic. It's so easy to just pick up my phone and browse through some threads when I should be doing homework or paying attention in school.

It's the same way with this chocolate that I get. There's this local chocolate brand that tastes really good but is very expensive as well ($4 for 2 bars, it's worth it though) but more often than not I find myself eating them too quickly, and I want to enjoy them but I'm also concerned about saving money.

What should I do?
Wrong thread for online browsing/homework thread. If you can't find something via search, feel free to start your own thread.

Regarding the chocolate, that's a little more on topic. There's nothing wrong with having chocolate here and there or sweet foods in general, just today I had two Krispy Kremes because I felt like it. However, it's only going to become a problem if you're likely to get addicted, binge eat or waste all your money on it. Not to mention it'll make you feel like crap on the inside and outside. What are your goals? Maybe you want to be in a certain shape, or maybe you want to save a certain amount of money for a trip or something else? Whatever your goal, over eating and spending of chocolate is most likely getting in the way of it. If you cant look big picture and see that, then there's nothing anyone in this thread can do to help you - it has to come from within.
 
Anyone know anything about AGF1. Some kind of supplement pill course that a guy I work with reccomended. He is actually relatively new to training but he said rugby players use them and he has been using them, and to be fair his progress has been tremendous.
 

Stallion

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Anyone know anything about AGF1. Some kind of supplement pill course that a guy I work with reccomended. He is actually relatively new to training but he said rugby players use them and he has been using them, and to be fair his progress has been tremendous.
It's got L-Carnitine and D Aspartic Acid, both are good ingredients but are hardly some "magic pill" - most of his crazy progress probably comes from newbie gains
 

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Couple of photos in lieu of a proper update. Lots going on in the next few months - a warm weather training camp in the Canary Islands next week, a British championship race in Ireland in April and a 'sky race' in Norway this summer to look forward to.
 
No posts this year even with new years reasolutions?? Can't let this leave the first page! How is everyone doing? Silver_Lucario42 Lemaitre flargananddingle and everyone else....
Well after the holidays I had gained like 8 pounds back, and had nearly lost it by the 2nd week of January, but unfortunately I sustained a pretty substantial concussion at work and my activity levels have been down for a whiletter.

I've been trying to continue eating clean and everything but honestly the whole process with this concussion is throwing me for a loop.

Edit: I should say, prior to the holidays I had gotten down to 242 so the holidays had put me back around where I was at the time of my first post. My new goal is to get down to about 220 and then start focusing on building muscle>weight loss. I'm not looking to be completely jacked (..yet. we'll see how I feel about myself once I get to that point) but I'd like to top out around a lean 230. I use a bbmi calculator to account for my height and this puts me in at a healthy weight which is my overall goal.
 
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So, I've been trying to be healthier this year from an internal perspective. I've been on probiotics since the end of December, I juice cleansed 4 out of 5 Sundays this month, and I am trying really hard to not even keep any unhealthy junk food in the house.

I am 6'1" and weigh 150-155 pounds, so I don't really need to lose weight. In fact, I've gained 3-4 pounds this month I think primarily due to the probiotics helping fix my system a bit. I suffer from some bad digestive diseases which has caused my nutrient and water absorption to be subpar for most of my life.

My body is self-regulating better than it ever has before and I haven't had digestive discomfort all month. I run 3 days a week and despite that, I am still gaining weight, which would've never happened last year(I could basically lose 10 pounds a month eating healthy and running, even at 155 pounds.).

So here is to health and the continued evolution of understanding how our bodies work.
 

Stallion

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Today, I prowler sled marched 260kg (575 lbs) 10 meters (for reference, 3 feet is 0.92 meters) for 5 sets. I'm either looking to play rugby league or american football (for the best club in Australia) this year, so a lot more of my training has been geared towards conditioning and explosiveness. I'm about to start an 8 week power block next week, and I'm so excited for it. I find training with a specific purpose in mind so much more exciting!

@ above post, probiotics are legit. I'm trying to add more Kimchi, Sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables to my diet, it makes a big difference
 
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Can't believe how quiet its been here of late -- how's everyone going?

I've been training heaps lately (and consistently) so really happy with how things are going. Need to jump on to food, though. The Christmas break saw my eating habbits become a bit lax and tbh, indulgent. So i've been attacking portions, types of foods but this week -- is sugar. Always a bitch to bring back into line. Anyone have any tops to help stabilise your blood sugar when cutting it out while also hitting the cravings?

I've been doing liquid dinners late (almonds, spinach, ginger, blue berries, LSA, chia seets, ice/water, maca powder and some whey) tastes absolutely foul but quite nice. At about 50% green veggies (brocolli/spinach/kale) it can be a bit rough on the gut but found its helping with my overall weight loss and macro's.

I think Stallion has done it before and if you read this, can you help? I need to work out KJ, macro/etc. for daily intake again?
 

Stallion

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Can't believe how quiet its been here of late -- how's everyone going?

I've been training heaps lately (and consistently) so really happy with how things are going. Need to jump on to food, though. The Christmas break saw my eating habbits become a bit lax and tbh, indulgent. So i've been attacking portions, types of foods but this week -- is sugar. Always a bitch to bring back into line. Anyone have any tops to help stabilise your blood sugar when cutting it out while also hitting the cravings?

I've been doing liquid dinners late (almonds, spinach, ginger, blue berries, LSA, chia seets, ice/water, maca powder and some whey) tastes absolutely foul but quite nice. At about 50% green veggies (brocolli/spinach/kale) it can be a bit rough on the gut but found its helping with my overall weight loss and macro's.

I think Stallion has done it before and if you read this, can you help? I need to work out KJ, macro/etc. for daily intake again?

I gotchu. How active are you these days, how often are you planning to train a week, what's your height and weight and are you looking to bulk or cut?

Also nuts are amazing for sugar cravings....foods with fats may not seem like they'd help with sugar, but they're actually quite filling if you snack on them during the day. I've been doing it at work and it's made a world of difference.

How's everyone else going with their goals and training? Kind of depressing this thread is as quiet as it is
 
I gotchu. How active are you these days, how often are you planning to train a week, what's your height and weight and are you looking to bulk or cut?
At work, moderately active -- work in a highrise and fairly insane hours however 15 levels have an internal stair case so moving between meetings is tough but quite helpful in getting the HR up and being 'active'. Training is roughly:
- Monday (20mins cardio -- typically 5km row) then a 1hr spin class.
- Tuesday 8km brisk walk (social thing)
- Wednesday PT (high intensity stuff; cross-fit esque circuits mixed with heavy squats, deads, etc)
- Thursday (rest)
- Friday; 1.5hr workout, moderate weights fast-ish sets OR heavy with low reps (depends on how body is feeling post PT and alternating to the opposite of what was covered.
- Saturday; 1hr spin class, bodyweight exercises (TRX, etc) along with 20mins core
- Sunday (rest, or if feeling ok, weight training).

Height: ~195cm,
weight 104kg (currently. My weight fluctuates hugely depending on how much water I drink, exercise etc. Not a great measure but even when i've been lean its always on the ehavier side. I spoke to my doc about it ages ago as my BF% was quite low yet weighed a bit more than normal. For my build, it was recommended 93kg would be optimal. So i don't really know where the 11kg is. I can do with losing say 5 or so more but will have to keep my finger on the pulse with this and judge what is appropriate.) I also drink about 3L of water per day so should weigh myself of a morning.
Goal: Cut. Going for lean but muscular frame -- i.e. definition and unable to pinch any fat on my stomach. I'll be doing measurements on the weekend to help keep track as weight has been very unreliable for me of late.

Also nuts are amazing for sugar cravings....foods with fats may not seem like they'd help with sugar, but they're actually quite filling if you snack on them during the day. I've been doing it at work and it's made a world of difference.
Yeah, they do a fair bit -- i had planned (and consumed) today ~40g of nuts -- 80% almonds with a few macadamia's and 1 square of 98% dark chocolate, like literally one flat square. 1.5cm x 1.5cm. So i'm not worried about what it had in it given i know it stopped me from reaching to something higher in sugar and worse for you.

Appreciate your advice here and any kind motivation you can help me with like keeping on track -- trending the right way over the past week or 2 but really need to smash out some goals!
 

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