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Postby toni_pest » Tue May 26, 2015 9:47 pm

i'm thinking about going on a keto diet for 3-4 weeks, anyone has any experience with it? i don't need to lose that much fat and i don't think it'll slow my workouts that much since i'm already going slow cause of my shoulder injury
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Postby MrRager » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:42 pm

toni_pest wrote:i'm thinking about going on a keto diet for 3-4 weeks, anyone has any experience with it? i don't need to lose that much fat and i don't think it'll slow my workouts that much since i'm already going slow cause of my shoulder injury
It's worth a try but personally I wouldn't. I would drop carbs a little, keep Proteins High and Fats Low.

Let me know how it goes though cause i've always wanted to try it but never got round to it as ive never been keen on eating majority of fats.
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:53 pm

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Postby hotMCfan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:44 am

My whole right arm is dysfunctional rn. I made a mistake of going to the gym sleepy. While doing arnolds press i almost dislocated my shoulder and dropped the dumbbell. My forearm (near) the back of my wrist is on extreme pain. Can't twist my arms and my hand is swelling. Help
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Postby mickey » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:50 am

Mate, I will spare you the morale talk but I hope you have learned from that experience ... I would hope that you have done that already but if not - go see an orthopedist and have an x-ray done so that it is clear what the extent of the damage is. Once healed, I would suggest talking to a rehab specialist to help you get back to your normal lifting regime. Beware though - you may need to take a longer time off from training and when you are ready to restart you will have to begin from scratch. I understand how frustrating this could be (as I have been through it, though on a much smaller scale), however unless you allow for proper recovery, you might injure yourself once again and this time with graver consequences. Good luck.
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Postby hotMCfan » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:59 pm

Thanks mickey. I've already done what you've stated. I'm just so frustrated. It's demoralizing ugh. I'm currently focusing on my legs and core training until my right arm fully heals. The doctor said it would take at least 3 weeks to heal. But I have a question: Do most people start from scratch after this kind of injury? That would be so frustrating... :cry:
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Postby mickey » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:02 pm

I feel you mate, it would have probably been the same with me ... but as you said - there are alternative things you can do, you can alternate between legs (which is what I personally enjoy training most), core and cardio.

To be honest though, if it would take only 3-4 weeks for it to heal, then you are quite fine (it could have been much worse). I cannot give you any ready recipes though ... if your gym has rehab specialists please talk to one, or maybe some of the trainers there (if qualified) could be of help as well. You will need to go very light in the beginning and with very strict and controlled motions - but the feeling that you are lifting something again will compensate for that. You will probably be able to pile up weight faster (than if you really started from scratch) but just do not rush it and if you feel any pain stop immediately.
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Postby samra » Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:03 pm

There's nothing quite as satisfying as a good leg workout. That burn >>>>>>
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Postby Perzy » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:37 am

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Postby hotMCfan » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:51 pm

one more week before my arm cast gets removed. my upper body looks small now :cry: any tips for someone who's getting back to the gym? I've stopped doing core and leg training since last week cause people are annoying af and keep on asking about my arm.
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Postby mickey » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:55 pm

hotMCfan wrote:my upper body looks small now :cry:
Mate, you are over-exaggerating and you know it ... You cannot get small because you have not trained for a couple of weeks - I have witnessed people taking longer breaks because of injuries (e.g. 6 months) with the overall deterioration effect being hardly visible, but it depends on your condition prior to the break as well. As suggested before, I highly recommend training with a rehab specialist a few times, if you have that possibility. If not, talk to one of the trainers in your gym or take a friend along with you for the first few times. Take your time to warm up properly and stretch, use light weights and progress gradually, do slow and controlled movements. Just do not try being a hero from Day 1 ... and at the first sign of pain STOP whatever you are doing.

hotMCfan wrote:I've stopped doing core and leg training since last week cause people are annoying af and keep on asking about my arm.
With all due respect to your personal state of mind, that is probably the biggest mistake you have made, as you have allowed these people to shatter the motivation you have maintained for weeks. Whatever happened, happened, and you have moved on - that is all these people need to know.

This guy below has been my mentor in my training for the last two years - and I have this picture as wallpaper on my iPad (which I bring along in the gym to log my training results). If you need motivation, there are plenty of role models among which you can choose. Just set yourself a goal that is difficult but not unreachable and keep your mind set on it - believe me, you will achieve great things. Good luck :D

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Postby Gagich » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:49 am

I'm such a mess !!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

I lost a lot of weight all of a sudden, my stomach flattened, my legs became weaker and I LOST MY SEXUAL URGE!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

I took a break from the gym for 2 weeks... During that time I went to the seaside for 5 days and then spent the next couple of days going out and about from one place to another downtown almost all day long.... I've always been very active and doing something in stead of resting like dancing, swimming, stretching myself in a street fitness yard and along with all of that I've been going to the gym and everything was fine until I gave myself a break, kept on doing all those stuff except for going to the gym.... I also ate a little bit less than I should have.... and one morning I felt very weak..... now I'm thinner, weaker and I seriously can't arouse myself!!!!!! I've been stimulating my body with porn for 2 hours last night and nothing!!!! :o :evil: :evil: This never happened to me before EVER !! I always got aroused from porn within seconds and felt energized while now I feel like a huge bag of bones..... :cry: :cry:

Now I'm attacking my body with bananas and nuts !!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby MrRager » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:11 am

^You're not eating enough man!!

If you are very active and have a good metabolism you need a lot of food to look and feel good.

If you are losing weight and feeling week then you are definitely in too much of a Caloric Deficit than you should be. Being lean and at a lower bodyfat can come with a lot of problems if you don't do it right. Its possible to be ripped and healthy if you do it right by eating the right Ratio of Macronutrients but more often than not people drop their calories too much which creates problems like Flattening out, becoming week and loss of sexual desire.

I suggest you do your research, find out how much your body needs to maintain your muscle and from there increase or decrease depending on your goals. You could become seriously ill and have a lot of health problems if you don't.
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Postby Carbon » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:12 am

probably a stupid question, but can one's feet/legs hurt from gaining weight?
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Postby hotMCfan » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:36 am

mrlemonade wrote:probably a stupid question, but can one's feet/legs hurt from gaining weight?
Not in my case. Gained like 40 pounds in less than six months before.
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Postby Guru » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:17 pm

When this happens, you know you over achieved :lol:
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:27 pm

preyan wrote:When this happens, you know you over achieved :lol:
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I love this :lol:

Been going to the gym regularly now. Eating well too. I'm starting to see results and I'm happy :)
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Postby Merci » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:47 pm

samra wrote:There's nothing quite as satisfying as a good leg workout. That burn >>>>>>
oh yes, but I think my legs got used to it, I'm not getting DOMs anymore
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Postby Loki0012 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:53 pm

how do you increase your arm with? frustrating! I've always been underweight for 24 years now but just for the last 6 mnths, I gained over 40 lbs! I just eat and eat but my arms somehow is still kinda not that big :( how do k make it thicker howww
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Postby Merci » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:10 pm

Loki0012 wrote:how do you increase your arm with? frustrating! I've always been underweight for 24 years now but just for the last 6 mnths, I gained over 40 lbs! I just eat and eat but my arms somehow is still kinda not that big :( how do k make it thicker howww
personally, I don't do a lot of isolated workouts for my arms, I only do 2 bi's and 2 tri's workouts a week, and I'm getting good gains

for the bi (alternating dumbbell curl and barbell curl) tri (seated triceps press and close grip bench press) heavy weights, 3 sets, 4-6 reps, if you did 6, increase the weight the next set, and write down the max weight/reps so you try to increase it the next week
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Postby MrRager » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:20 pm

Loki0012 wrote:how do you increase your arm with? frustrating! I've always been underweight for 24 years now but just for the last 6 mnths, I gained over 40 lbs! I just eat and eat but my arms somehow is still kinda not that big :( how do k make it thicker howww
Frequent Back, Bicep, Chest and Tricep workouts!

The tricep makes up around 2/3 of the arm so if you want to get a thicker arm don't neglect this for only curls like most people do.

Working Back actually targets the Biceps and working Chest targets the triceps. So combine these with isolated arm workouts (Frequently) and eat the correct amount of macronutrients daily (Proteins, Carbs and Fats) and you'll see All Kinds of GainZ.
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Postby Phoenixx » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:41 pm

preyan wrote:When this happens, you know you over achieved :lol:
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Postby Carbon » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:52 pm

this thread painfully reminds me of those 4, 5 months of successful gym-going. it's all gone to waste by now :cry:
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Postby Phoenixx » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:58 pm

I can't gain weight or muscles... I can eat what I want..(I know the McDonalds worker better than my friends :lol: :lol: . There happens nothing. Maybe I loose 4 grams by farting one time that's it... And when I train... the same. There happens nothing. :D
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