Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 62

Thread: Bodybuilding and Fitness

  1. #1
    The Diplomatic Shadow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,961
    Rep Power
    29099
      Country                    United States

    Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Welp, I searched...I did not find.

    I'm working out a lot lately, I'm working on bodybuilding and the like.

    Is anyone else here into physical fitness? I'm ditching unhealthy ways to try to get fit, and attempting to put on some mass and muscle.

    I've done this in the past, and was in great shape when I played varsity football. But it's been years. So here I am, overweight, out of shape. Working on getting fit.

    A fitness thread?

    Who's in? I'm down for some current and in prog pics.

    My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity

  2. #2
    [Blank Space]
    Postman Dave's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Amestris
    Posts
    6,670
    Rep Power
    176732
      Country                    UK

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    I mostly run and cycle, with some yoga thrown in too. More for healthy living reasons that weight loss or anything like that.


    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk



  3. #3
    I'm gonna blame the movies
    CocksyMitch's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Posts
    4,282
    Rep Power
    142762
      Country                    Canada

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    I lost like 20 lbs a year ago by eating healthy and doing yoga but unfortunately I've gained it back. Probably gonna start going back to yoga soon.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    [07:31 PM] Stonewall Dakson
    : I have a good friend that lives near Seattle. He says I should come visit sometime but that is like the exact opposite side of the country from me.
    [07:31 PM] Jon Snow
    : theyve got planes for that
    [07:31 PM] Stonewall Dakson
    : And those cost lots of money
    [07:32 PM] Jim
    : send yourself in a box without any holes with the USPS. Best case scenario, you get cheap traveling, worst case, you're gone forever
    [10:00 PM] Kairi HoHo
    : Jerk it in my honor Dak bye.
    [06:18 PM]Stonewall Dakson
    : Guys, I am going to see President Trump tomorrow.
    [06:19 PM]Stonewall Dakson
    : He's holding a rally in the town I live in. Gonna skip outta work and go.
    [06:19 PM]Stonewall Dakson
    : Not the town I live in, the town I work in.
    [06:19 PM]RecyCocks
    : You should bring TGR with you
    [06:20 PM]Stonewall Dakson
    : If I was taking a long walk off a short pier I would gladly bring TGR with me.
    [11:40 PM]
    Kairi HoHo
    : Pretty sure I said I would go gay for Ryan Gosling just saying lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kairi HoHo View Post
    I'll be fine Daddy.
    BS Mafia 4 Lyfe: Dakstang Dook Duke HoHo Punk Wolf CocksDynamite Creeping Death Swamps

  4. #4
    THE 559

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,896
    Rep Power
    78483
      Country                    Ireland

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Play football but that's about it. Fit enough stamina wise but I've no muscle no definition. 6 foot and I carry my 14 and a half stone well, haven't got bitch tits but I've a gut. That type that looks like I'm in good shape in clothes but then I take them off and I'm pudgy in places and soft. That's the gargle and the takeaways. I'm broad and was making decent progress training hard in the gym last year but that went to shit. Going away for two weeks now next Sat and while I won't be embarrassed taking my top off, I'll be envious of others. Thank fuck I've a deluded bird. When I'm back from hols I'll be going hard at it, I'll keep up with this thread.
    LUCHA! LUCHA! LUCHA!


  5. #5
    Tag Team Specialist
    Baldrick's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    1,058
    Rep Power
    26855
      Country                    Wales

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    I'm on the get fitter trend at the moment too. Luckily I work with a guy that is really into going to the gym and doing weights etc, he's actually in a BBF competition a week on Sunday, and having seen what he's been going through, getting healthier and replacing stored fat with a bit of muscle will do plenty for me.

    The advice he gave me was take before shots, take measurements of waist, chest, arms and legs, and log your progress each week.
    I have a plan so cunning......

  6. #6
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    13,275
    Rep Power
    71043

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    This thread is a good thread.

    Big ups to anyone making an effort to improve their health and wellness, whether its just to be a bit healthier, lose weight, or to be the next Lex Luger. Its just about taking that first step, and then that next step, and on and on.

    Won't go in depth, but I've working on this for the past couple of years. I've always been a big guy - built like an offensive lineman, or like a smaller Mark Henry. I love jump food and lazing around and such, so I gradually put on weight. My build hid it a bit but it got to a point where I decided to do something. Three years ago, I woke up one morning and decided that fuck it, I'm gonna make a change. Over that summer, I dropped 100 pounds. But the way I didn't wasn't really sustainable - I was literally going to the gym everyday and I didn't correct my diet enough. A couple little injuries, those daily workouts can't happen and weight starts to go back on. Since then, I've carried more muscle but again, I decided I needed to make changes. So over the past year or so, I've made smaller changes - gradually dietary improvements. Go to the gym fairly regularly again and doing yoga. I've dropped 40 pounds over the past few months and even when I am not as active as I should be, I'm not putting weight back on.

    Excuses are easy. Effort and change is hard. But a starting point is whenever you choose it to be. And being healthier doesn't have to be massive changes. It doesn't have to be the gym. Exercise is exercise. Being healthier starts with eating healthier and that doesn't have to be hard or expensive. Less late night snacks. Smaller meals. More greens. Healthier ways to prepare the foods you like. Healthier snacks. Less sugar. Start somewhere. Start with anything. You just have to decide to start.

  7. #7
    The Diplomatic Shadow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,961
    Rep Power
    29099
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    I mostly run and cycle, with some yoga thrown in too. More for healthy living reasons that weight loss or anything like that.

    I have been working on running...well...Jogging.

    But I have pretty crappy stamina and endurance after spending over a decade just sitting on the computer and drinking.

    I'd like to get a bike, again.
    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by RecyCocks View Post
    I lost like 20 lbs a year ago by eating healthy and doing yoga but unfortunately I've gained it back. Probably gonna start going back to yoga soon.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I lost about that by walking in the woods a lot a few years back, but I gained back more than what I lost. Haven't been active since, either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tig View Post
    Play football but that's about it. Fit enough stamina wise but I've no muscle no definition. 6 foot and I carry my 14 and a half stone well, haven't got bitch tits but I've a gut. That type that looks like I'm in good shape in clothes but then I take them off and I'm pudgy in places and soft. That's the gargle and the takeaways. I'm broad and was making decent progress training hard in the gym last year but that went to shit. Going away for two weeks now next Sat and while I won't be embarrassed taking my top off, I'll be envious of others. Thank fuck I've a deluded bird. When I'm back from hols I'll be going hard at it, I'll keep up with this thread.
    Sounds like a blast, but I'd need to find friends that'd play and build the stamina lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    I'm on the get fitter trend at the moment too. Luckily I work with a guy that is really into going to the gym and doing weights etc, he's actually in a BBF competition a week on Sunday, and having seen what he's been going through, getting healthier and replacing stored fat with a bit of muscle will do plenty for me.

    The advice he gave me was take before shots, take measurements of waist, chest, arms and legs, and log your progress each week.
    I've spent a long time growing up wanting to be skinny and lean, and yet always had broad shoulders and a more muscular build. However, now I'm carrying quite a bit of padding on it and incredibly out of shape.

    It's fun stuff, but my biggest issue is staying focused on it and not bailing after a month of working out like usual in the past attempts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    This thread is a good thread.

    Big ups to anyone making an effort to improve their health and wellness, whether its just to be a bit healthier, lose weight, or to be the next Lex Luger. Its just about taking that first step, and then that next step, and on and on.

    Won't go in depth, but I've working on this for the past couple of years. I've always been a big guy - built like an offensive lineman, or like a smaller Mark Henry. I love jump food and lazing around and such, so I gradually put on weight. My build hid it a bit but it got to a point where I decided to do something. Three years ago, I woke up one morning and decided that fuck it, I'm gonna make a change. Over that summer, I dropped 100 pounds. But the way I didn't wasn't really sustainable - I was literally going to the gym everyday and I didn't correct my diet enough. A couple little injuries, those daily workouts can't happen and weight starts to go back on. Since then, I've carried more muscle but again, I decided I needed to make changes. So over the past year or so, I've made smaller changes - gradually dietary improvements. Go to the gym fairly regularly again and doing yoga. I've dropped 40 pounds over the past few months and even when I am not as active as I should be, I'm not putting weight back on.

    Excuses are easy. Effort and change is hard. But a starting point is whenever you choose it to be. And being healthier doesn't have to be massive changes. It doesn't have to be the gym. Exercise is exercise. Being healthier starts with eating healthier and that doesn't have to be hard or expensive. Less late night snacks. Smaller meals. More greens. Healthier ways to prepare the foods you like. Healthier snacks. Less sugar. Start somewhere. Start with anything. You just have to decide to start.
    I'm doing good with the eating healthier, which is easy for me...I'm a huge foodie and love almost all food. So if I'm just eating healthy? Well, I still am enjoying it. And I get to eat more. I'm kind of in the boat you were in.
    My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity

  8. #8
    Get Bitches.
    Inogenius's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    5,748
    Rep Power
    8578

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    I take boxing classes every Tuesday, and Vinyasa Yoga every Thursday. If I have a rough day, I might swap out Yoga for combat training. Then I run/lift on the weekends.

    Depending on if I feel motivated, I may do another exercise sometime during the week. All classes at the gym I go to are free during the week, and from about 4 to 8pm, they have 3-4 concurrent classes, so there's always a good choice to mix things up.

  9. #9
    People's Champion
    Austerio's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,021
    Rep Power
    17687
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by Inogenius View Post
    I take boxing classes every Tuesday, and Vinyasa Yoga every Thursday. If I have a rough day, I might swap out Yoga for combat training. Then I run/lift on the weekends.

    Depending on if I feel motivated, I may do another exercise sometime during the week. All classes at the gym I go to are free during the week, and from about 4 to 8pm, they have 3-4 concurrent classes, so there's always a good choice to mix things up.
    What's vinyasa yoga and really, the difference between any of the various yoga classes out there? (No disrespect, just curiosity)

    Sent from my Z799VL using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    The Diplomatic Shadow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,961
    Rep Power
    29099
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Boxing is something I'd like to do, casually. My fists are not quick, though. Legs, yes. I did a bit of Taekwondo. But my main specialty is grappling, as I did wrestling.

    I took years and years (About 8) of martial arts, and enjoyed it a lot. But I think what I loved the most was being an offensive lineman.

    Nothing like it.

    So does anyone here have any goals, or things they'd like to work on fitness wise?

    I want to lose my beer belly, mostly...I was a scrawny kid, turned muscle bound football player, turned emo kid, turned chubby dad bod...

    My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity

  11. #11
    Tag Team Specialist
    Baldrick's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    1,058
    Rep Power
    26855
      Country                    Wales

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    For me it's just to feel fitter and loose some weight. Ideally i'd like to get to around the 14st mark (I'm 16 atm) but I do have a large build so not sure if that'll be possible as i'm doing weights too...so yeah i'll go for fitter and healthier haha.
    I have a plan so cunning......

  12. #12
    [Blank Space]
    Postman Dave's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Amestris
    Posts
    6,670
    Rep Power
    176732
      Country                    UK

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    I'm between goals right now if that's the correct way to phrase it. For those who didn't see my thread earlier in the year, I ran the London Marathon back in April, and that has always been my one big goal in running. I've got a few races lined up for the autumn but nothing on that scale, and to be honest I don't intend on going back to that for a while (although I've put myself in the ballot for next year for some stupid reason).

    I've just had a friend finish cycling John O'Groats to Land's End recently, that's something I'd always love to do. I've put myself in the ballot for rideLondon next summer & if that goes through then I guess I'll have to bite the bullet & attempt the swimming one (FWIW, I hate swimming) to complete the trio of "London Classics".

    So I have a few goals but nothing I'm really pushing towards atm. I've been on a lighter routine this summer to enjoy the free time & social interaction I couldn't commit to earlier in the year.



  13. #13
    [Blank Space]
    Postman Dave's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Amestris
    Posts
    6,670
    Rep Power
    176732
      Country                    UK

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by Austerio View Post
    What's vinyasa yoga and really, the difference between any of the various yoga classes out there? (No disrespect, just curiosity)
    Some involve more mediation & breathing, some are more athletic, some are more realxing, and some like Bikram are done in a hot sauna-like room with the intention of sweating alot



  14. #14
    Your Least Favorite Mod

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Westeros
    Posts
    11,683
    Rep Power
    293962
      Country                    Canada

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    I've been out of high school for 5 years now and though back then I was pretty much doing some form of sport daily, I haven't since. I was never much for working out (I like sports because there's a goal and back then I had friends I could play pickup basketball or soccer with but where I am I haven't really built those relationships) because it felt a bit purposeless. Unlike most of you guys though, I don't have any weight to lose (I'm a stick and don't really eat much because low appetite and maybe a tadbit of laziness, I can legit go a day and not eat a thing and not really notice pretty regularly). But anyways, my coworker signed up for a 5K run and since I'm typically willing to do anything (to a degree) with a friend, I signed up when he asked me to. In any case, that's snowballed into us aiming to eventually participate in a marathon (I see you, Dave ). It's a huge road away though and right now, I know if I step outside and run I'll be gassed in a second. The 5K is on the 9th of september though so I don't have much time to get in shape. We'll see how it goes.

    For now I'm just aiming to start running regularly as of today.

    EDIT: Plotted out a 5K to see how I would do. Initially the plan was to do a walk/run sort of thing, it seemed the best recommend for most of those couch to 5K schemes. 7am. Just finished an overnight work shift so was a bit tired. The app I use, MapMyRun, updated me after every K so after the 1st one I got motivated to keep going, I knew my friend was aiming for 4K (he'd started practicing a week or two before me) so felt like aiming for that to try and out do him. By 3K I was pretty dead but aimed for a local landmark and stopped once I hit that. Ultimately did 3.5K at a pace of 6:14/k. Nothing impressive but it makes the 5K something very reachable in 2 weeks. Now that I know where I'm at, I'd like to try and make a steady improvement every day till I hit that 5K. If I can hit that before the run on the 9th, I'll start aiming for pace.

    The main thing I'm worried about is that I'll need to actually start plotting out meals and what not. I'm not any good at that and it seems like that'll take a financial investment.
    Last edited by Evil Jon; 08-27-2017 at 08:27 AM.

  15. #15
    Get Bitches.
    Inogenius's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    5,748
    Rep Power
    8578

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by Austerio View Post
    What's vinyasa yoga and really, the difference between any of the various yoga classes out there? (No disrespect, just curiosity)

    Sent from my Z799VL using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    Some involve more mediation & breathing, some are more athletic, some are more realxing, and some like Bikram are done in a hot sauna-like room with the intention of sweating alot
    Vinyasa is a bit of a more athletic yoga. There's no stopping, and holding poses. Instead you're powering through about 25 different poses in an hour period, giving you a complete body workout. It does vary significantly between instructors - with some, you'll probably do over 100 pushups. Others, you'll be on your belly/back the entire lesson, and not do a single push up.

    The big advantages I've found is between the combination of full body stretching, and poses that work all those small muscles throughout your body, I have almost no body pain since I started (about 3 years ago?). Before that, I had gotten into a car accident, and I was having quite a bit of back pain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Vayne
    Boxing is something I'd like to do, casually. My fists are not quick, though. Legs, yes. I did a bit of Taekwondo. But my main specialty is grappling, as I did wrestling.

    I took years and years (About 8) of martial arts, and enjoyed it a lot. But I think what I loved the most was being an offensive lineman.


    Nothing like it.
    Yes, I have extraordinarily slow hands. I don't particularly punch hard either. Completely honest. You will find that you're back will be the sorest part of your body, between the bobbing and weaving workouts you do in between punch combinations. It is one of my favorite workouts, though I completely hate it at the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick
    For me it's just to feel fitter and loose some weight. Ideally i'd like to get to around the 14st mark (I'm 16 atm) but I do have a large build so not sure if that'll be possible as i'm doing weights too...so yeah i'll go for fitter and healthier haha.
    I'll be completely honest - you're at the perfect time to lose weight. It is a good idea to do so - 16 stone, quickly turns into 18, 20... etc, as you age which quickly turns into a defeated feeling, where it becomes very difficult to work off.

    I don't know what kind of equipment you have, but this is a great workout: https://my.bodybuilding.com/workouts...slug=bodyspace

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Snow
    The main thing I'm worried about is that I'll need to actually start plotting out meals and what not. I'm not any good at that and it seems like that'll take a financial investment.
    Well... it's 80/20. 80% is the kitchen; 20% is the workout. With that said, it's going to depend on your goals. I tried doing the 5/2 diet. It works well for a friend. I didn't have such great experiences, as it really lengthened my workout recovery times, and I couldn't workout for shit on fasting days at all. Now I've basically compromised with every meal must have a green. Fat boy want to have cake for dinner? Fine, but you better cook up some broccoli, asparagus or green beans too.

  16. #16
    The Diplomatic Shadow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,961
    Rep Power
    29099
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    The kitchen is easy for me, as long as I just buy healthy food.


    I love almost all food, so it's easy. With my fatty liver issue, I've got to eat healthy now, anyway.


    I'm trying to do the typical brown rice, eggs, grilled chicken, salmon/tilapia, broccoli as staples.
    My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity

  17. #17
    Tag Team Specialist
    Baldrick's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    1,058
    Rep Power
    26855
      Country                    Wales

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Plotting meals in the issue for me. I can usually stick to a rough meal planner. My biggest issue is I stress eat, and with having a child with sever anger issues and who also has ADHD and is on the autistic spectrum, there's a lot of stress a lot of time. I am getting better with it all though.

    I did measurements last week, and in the past 4 weeks I have lost 3 inches in total from various places around my body, so something is going right.
    I have a plan so cunning......

  18. #18
    The Diplomatic Shadow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,961
    Rep Power
    29099
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Plotting meals in the issue for me. I can usually stick to a rough meal planner. My biggest issue is I stress eat, and with having a child with sever anger issues and who also has ADHD and is on the autistic spectrum, there's a lot of stress a lot of time. I am getting better with it all though.

    I did measurements last week, and in the past 4 weeks I have lost 3 inches in total from various places around my body, so something is going right.
    My problem is stress drinking. As said in another thread (Mental issue thread), due to severe anxiety disorders (GAD, Agoraphobia, Panic attacks), and alcohol dealing with the GABA center of the brain, I drink a lot to quell it. Now while I don't drink that much now, beer is a lot of empty calories. Annnnd, I'm sure I'm not alone here...When I'm buzzed, I hit the junk food.
    My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity

  19. #19
    People's Champion
    Austerio's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,021
    Rep Power
    17687
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Vayne View Post
    My problem is stress drinking. As said in another thread (Mental issue thread), due to severe anxiety disorders (GAD, Agoraphobia, Panic attacks), and alcohol dealing with the GABA center of the brain, I drink a lot to quell it. Now while I don't drink that much now, beer is a lot of empty calories. Annnnd, I'm sure I'm not alone here...When I'm buzzed, I hit the junk food.
    Oh yes I hit the junk food. At a party recently I had a plastic bag full of those little Nerds candy that took about 30 minutes to eat and then a bag of cheese curls. I'm kinda notorious for my high as fuck eating now unfortunately as a friend the other night told me I could only have a handful of his cheese crackers because all I do is smash

    Low key wanted to cry

    Sent from my Z799VL using Tapatalk

  20. #20
    The Diplomatic Shadow

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,961
    Rep Power
    29099
      Country                    United States

    Re: Bodybuilding and Fitness

    A big problem for me, as well. Even if I am only slightly high, it's hitting the food.

    I've been wanting to smoke more and drink less, but the stuff I get for free from my neighbor is super potent high end stuff. Like girlscout cookies, OG Kush, etc. Which was fine when I did an 8th a day as a teen, but now? One hit and I'm a zombie with anxiety. I actually would like some mids.

    Though on the plus side, weed is legal where I live.
    My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •