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Gen. Chat “GETTING HUGE! (OB Fitness Thread)” by The Naniwa Tiger

 
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Switzerland 3 years ago on 08/24/11
These threads are like the same to me. :/

anyways....let me preface this with saying. Climbing gyms its not odd to see people climbing without shirts on. Shit gets hot. Sometimes I forget to pack a tee.

I hellagot down to business today for my lunch-climb. Took off my top and beat the crap out of every thing I came across.

Did quite a few fairly aggressive lead 5.9s and started working on my first Lead 5.11B. I have to make a jump at one point (large move on my back climbing a difficult overhang) and if miss I will fall 15 feet easily! No way to do it gracefully. Can't wait to get back at this guy and try it.

I'm even more excited that my climbing partners who use to be best friends, broke up under very emotional circumstances and are now climbing with each other again. THANK GOD. SUCKED BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT!.
 
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Dr. Horrible 3 years ago on 08/24/11
ryanart said:
Just started working out again after a hiatus, but I've never really been that fond of protein shakes. I've had Muscle Milk, Trader Joe's house brand Shakes and more, and all of them just seem to disgust me in terms of their taste. Does anyone happe...


I've tried a lot of them, and you're right, a lot of them taste gross. "Pure Protein" from Target was pretty bad. I forgot the brand that I got at GNC, but that tasted like drinking chemicals.

The CytoSport Complete Whey (same company as Muscle Milk, but different formula) chocolate is actually pretty good. No funky smell, no strange taste.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cs/whey.html

But I've since switched to Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard since it's not as sweet (I'm on slow-carb diet now, so everything tastes sweeter to me then before). The double chocolate is pretty good.

I just ordered their Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GIQT06

Since I'm running out of the previous stuff. This one uses natural sweeteners (the older stuff used an artificial sweetner) so I'm hoping it tastes the same or better.
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The Naniwa Tiger 3 years ago on 08/24/11
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http://www.eggwhitesint.com/

The absolute best protein you will ever have.
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Cognac Jack 3 years ago on 08/25/11
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10 rounds focus mits = sore hands and arms.
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LostDecoy 3 years ago on 08/25/11
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One of the RKC's started manufacturing his own, homemade protein powder & bars and I gotta say they taste AWESOME! Once I'm done with my current stuff I have, I am switching over completely.

http://dalesrawfoods.com/

The difference with Dale's protein products is that it's plant based protein (NO whey, soy, egg, dairy etc.)

1 serving of their protein powder is only 91 calories & 1g carb - so for a drink with 20g of protein...that's pretty damn good for those following strict diet. I made an order during a 50% off sale, so if you are interested, he runs sales often!
 
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The happy sausage artist 3 years ago on 08/28/11
so since i have been here i have lost weight, like ALOT. some of it muscle, some fat. Anything you guys would suggest to gain weight (i am continuing to work out as much as i can) but have it just pure muscle mass or lean muscle?
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Erika 3 years ago on 08/28/11
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Look into a cyclical ketogenic diet. Supposedly, it's the best for gaining while staying lean, otherwise you're stuck putting on a decent chunk of fat with your muscle or having slowed gains.
 
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Switzerland 3 years ago on 08/28/11
Hurt my wrist Friday doing a very large jumping move climbing. Probably will be off of it until Wednesday.
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nomad 3 years ago on 08/28/11
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OB-doc said:
so since i have been here i have lost weight, like ALOT. some of it muscle, some fat. Anything you guys would suggest to gain weight (i am continuing to work out as much as i can) but have it just pure muscle mass or lean muscle?


You got to remember that gaining muscle mass is HARD.

The MOST you can pack on of pure muscle mass is about 1lbs to 2lbs a month IF YOU'RE LUCKY. That's 12 to 24 pounds of lean muscle A YEAR.

Dont focus on your weight, focus on your diet, if you want to gain muscle eat 5 to 6 times a day, eat healthy and get plenty of protein.

The easiest way to do this is to take your weight (e.g. 160lbs) and replace the lbs with grams of protein. So you would need 160 grams of protein a day to build muscle, divide the 160 by 6 (26.6), so eat 6 times a day and make sure you get 26grams of protein each time. I've found that having 3 meals a day and adding 3 protein shakes between meals evenly spaced is working great for me.

PS: 100 push ups sounded easier then it was, I havent done push-ups in a LONG time but since my benching has gone up alot I thought it would be easy!

I ended up doing 40 strait, then resting about 10 seconds between doing 15, 15, 10, 10,10.

My arms felt like spaghetti.
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GentlemanHobo 2 years ago on 09/02/11
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Daddy Warbutts said:

Dont focus on your weight, focus on your diet, if you want to gain muscle eat 5 to 6 times a day, eat healthy and get plenty of protein.


Okay, time for a frequently questioned answer.

How much protein is "plenty"? Is it proportional to body weight? The amount that I'm lifting? Some set fraction of my calorie intake? Should calories in exceed calories out? Sorry if this was answered already but this thread goes on for daaaays.
 
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Bansenshukai 2 years ago on 09/02/11
Each day either swimming, pilates or martial arts (Bansenshukai Ninjutsu) for 45 minutes to an hour combined with a vegetarian diet. As a student of ninjutsu and hopefully soon a traceur (which I hope will be able to take position as my primary workout soon), I don't care about mass, but rather tone and speed. As far as I'm concerned, if someone was in a gunfight (Bansenshukai Ninjutsu replaces kenjutsu with hojutsu (art of the gun) btw), bulk would only slow them down. As long as you can handle the recoil well, what you need is speed and agility. Heh... besides... speed and agility can help a lot more than mass in other areas as well. lol
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vlyandra 2 years ago on 09/04/11
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Boring Death said:


Okay, time for a frequently questioned answer.

How much protein is "plenty"? Is it proportional to body weight? The amount that I'm lifting? Some set fraction of my calorie intake? Should calories in exceed calories out? Sorry i...


This is what I learned as a nutrition major, but if you're looking to build MAX MUSCLE recommended intake is 1.7 to 2g of protein per kilogram of body weight a day. Studies have shown that more than that shows no greater muscle gain. You should be able to do this without supplementing, but some people like eating things that aren't meat and eggs and such all the time, so protein shakes can be helpful. On the other hand, too much pure protein can actually leech calcium from the bones, making you predisposed to osteoporosis. (I'm talking about crazy amounts of protein here, like waaay over 2g/kg body weight.) Since 1kg is a little over 2 lbs, Daddy Warbutts is correct in that you can in fact take your weight in pounds and replace the pounds with grams of protein. That will put you at about 2 g protein per kg of body weight. Do try to eat every four hours or so (that's about 5 times a day) so your body has a good supply of amino acids to build from (the body sucks at storing amino acids). Also make sure you are getting all your essential amino acids, though this is really only a problem if you don't vary your plant proteins. Best of luck!
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GentlemanHobo 2 years ago on 09/04/11
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Wow, thanks! I'd heard the "gram/lb" rule before but I was never sure how legit it really was.

This is good, too, because that's about my current intake. Interestingly, I'm continuing to lose weight on about 170 grams of protein and 2,500 - 3,000 calories a day, which definitely surprised me (I'm doing about 800 calories-worth of cardio 5 days a week and weights 3-5 times a week). I guess I had more useless fat than I thought?
 
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Switzerland 2 years ago on 09/15/11
Hurt my wrist 3 weeks ago doing a stupid dynamic jump and bent my wrist in the opposite direction my body swayed. Shit is fine with some sports tape and advil.

I always wear the tape before goin to gym. Today I'm wearing for comfort.

Still climbing since the season is still kicking but I still can't do any angled based holds. Even with the tape. Oh well at least it's not stopping me from climbing.

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Ryan the Lion 2 years ago on 09/20/11
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So...I've noticed a few extra pounds here and there - pants are feeling a little tighter, got a bit of a pooch hanging over my belt, that sort of thing. I just got back on the running wagon (right now, 1 mile every other day), but I want to make sure I stay slim. Suggestions?
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Xtian 2 years ago on 09/20/11
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push ups, prison squats or hindu squats, burpees. build a bit of muscle. Cardio is great for burning calories but you need some muscle to maintain it. Muscle burns more calories even while at rest.

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Andrew 2 years ago on 09/20/11
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I'm starting running, too! I did the first set of an interval thing today. I feel pretty beat, but I liked the way I felt when I ran often a few years ago, and there's a lot less of me to haul around now than there was then.

I got rolling on the 100 push-ups program yesterday. I was knocking out sets of 30 with ease before BC, but I've been skipping more days than not since then. I gave a miss to the test phase of it because I already knew I could enough to start me on week 3 of the regimen.

Doing the push-up workout felt good! I like upper-body stuff a lot more than cardio. It's more satisfying to me. For now, it seems that running makes me feel like hell, probably on account of the ketogenic diet I'm still on, but I know I need to do some aerobic stuff like that, too.

I'm not sure what exactly my goal is for these exercises. After reaching the endpoint of the regimens, that is. Getting... pretty? I don't really want to be huge. Maybe this is the wrong thread.
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Devil Fruit Bubble Tea 2 years ago on 09/20/11
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Tarsier Tyrant said:
So...I've noticed a few extra pounds here and there - pants are feeling a little tighter, got a bit of a pooch hanging over my belt, that sort of thing. I just got back on the running wagon (right now, 1 mile every other day), but I want to make sur...

You need to increase the distance and the intensity of your mile as your body is getting used to doing a mile every other day. I'd say add lots of squats on the other days so you can have more sprinting power

Or think about running with a backpack full of books

The most important thing is your diet!
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LostDecoy 2 years ago on 09/24/11
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Quick question regards to making weight...figured more appropriate to post here about cutting than the other thread since some of you compete in areas which have weight requirements.

I have a certification coming up at the end of the week I am trying to trim 4 lbs off of me without sacrificing performance & strength while doing so. The weigh in is the same morning, so it is not like I have a 24 hour window between to recover my body with a sweat/sauna type approach.

In the past week, I have been cutting down on almost all carbs, limit sodium, cutout all sweets, eating more leafy greens, berries, & lots of protein through shakes, egg whites, & chicken/turkey. I am also still taking my usual RAW multi vitamin and fish oils. I am only drinking water and home brewed cold green tea, as always. It is taking so much willpower but I am doing it hoping to limit bloat and water retention.

Is there any other pointers or advice that can be given? It is not the end of the world if I do not make it, but makes the certification a lot less taxing on my body over 3 days as I would be expected to use a lower weight.
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nomad 2 years ago on 09/25/11
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Well, if you look at bodybuilders and their last weeks of training before a show they almost go into starvation mode, water and slow digesting food only like brown rice, tuna, etc.

If you cut your caloric intake and drink alot of water, basically going almost into a fasting mode you should be able to get some rapid weight loss within a few days.

Just dont workout like crazy on an empty stomach, you'll get dizzy and faint, before training eat a regular meal.

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