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retsgip
It is too good. But you really do get hungry and it really does cause you to question fasting almost everyday. In the end though it feels good. Took me a few weeks to even be able to last a whole day without hulk smashing.
cailo-
Yea I guess I didn't consider the physiological side of the terrible disease of anorexia when I wrongly used it to try and illustrate my point. Fasting for 1 day has nothing to do with it.

Oh well, the more you know. :)
Wiing
Fuck yea, weighted myself this morning and I hit my goal weight of 75kg. With still 4 weeks till Tough Mudder, I want to maintain this weight. After TM I want to get up to 80kg by the end of the year or the 12 meet.

I have been smashing Back 2 times a week, but this week I want to start smashing legs 2 times a week, plus more hill sprints. Really focusing on Explosive Strength.
Fork
Nice Wiing! Explosive Strength sounds badass!

Somehow I managed to lose 2.3kg last week, and won our little weight loss challenge thing! Lost exactly 12kg in 12 weeks, pretty fucking happy with that.

Had pancakes, chocolate pancakes, bacon pancakes, bacon pancakes with bacon and maple syrup on top, pizza, fish and chips and one hell of a night out on the weekend that has left me with a two day hangover. Good times!
Jiminy
Fork wrote:
Nice Wiing! Explosive Strength sounds badass!

Somehow I managed to lose 2.3kg last week, and won our little weight loss challenge thing! Lost exactly 12kg in 12 weeks, pretty fucking happy with that.

Had pancakes, chocolate pancakes, bacon pancakes, bacon pancakes with bacon and maple syrup on top, pizza, fish and chips and one hell of a night out on the weekend that has left me with a two day hangover. Good times!


You were looking pretty slim last time I saw you. Just need a shave and a haircut and you'll start looking like you have a home too.
Wiing
nice Fork, whats your next goal ?
Fork
Would love to get rid of my man boobs.. :P

I could still lose another 5-10kg easily without looking anywhere near too skinny for my height, then I'll probably take up Inja on his offer to teaching me the ropes of the gym.

Going to continue eating healthy and low calorie breakfast/lunches, and going for walks. Will be a bit more generous on dinner and the odd snack and alcohol though ;)
Fork
Probably, but splurging in 10 minutes before work, by yourself in the dark at 5:30am isn't nearly as fun as a sit down dinner with ones girlfriend. (that's what she said?)

Baked eggs with tomato and salami on sourdough toast for dinner last night, hell fucking yeah.
Eutoph
I felt like chipping in on this thread. For the last 2 - 2 1/2 months I have been hitting the gym about 3 times a week. As I am a skinny fuck, I'm not looking to get big however a little bit of definition is my goal, as well as improved strength and posture. Plus, being a single man out of home has pushed me to try and look a little sexier with my shirt off.

My schedule is a Mon-Wed-Friday one. I have been working out with a mate who used to be a gym rat, who has been showing me proper form and helping to keep me motivated.

Mon - Chest
Wed - Shoulders/Back
Friday - All around, with a focus on legs.

Some comments
- I have been hungry as hell since I started working out seriously. As I controlled my weight through diet restriction, retraining my brain to accept that it was OK to eat large meals has been a challenge! Super necessary though, as I essentially passed out after one heavy workout from a lack of food
- Already looking sexier, even after such a short period of time
- My posture has definitely improved. One weird thing I've found, which I'm curious to know whether anyone else has experienced; when I have been making a concerted effort to stand up tall and straight, my muscles actually push back against my lungs making it harder to take deep breaths. Its gotten better as I've focused on it more, but its fascinating (if I had to guess, I'd say my body had adapted to my sightly hunched position being the norm)
- I have loads more respect for anyone aiming to improve their body, and the dedication it takes to get ripped and fit - bulking, diet control and discipline over years, not just months. Opened my eyes to a demographic which I honestly used to dismiss
- Its fun! I'm already feeling stronger, and am starting to get small cravings to go to the gym. Mentally, my head feels clearer and I feel less depressed on days where I have had a good workout. Its something we are all told about, and are aware of - I just like that its happening!

The bad!
- Still getting used to eating more, and its expensive
- Getting twinges in my front delt on my left side which is frustrating as fuck as basically everything involves that muscle. Even the action of lifting and holding the squat bar causes a little bit of discomfort. I am very conscious of not overdoing it though, and it might even be worth taking a week off anything shoulder-related. Frustrating though to say the least!

I feel like I should have taken progress pictures or something before I started all this - for boasting sake and to give something for Rets to drool over ;)
retsgip
Amazing. Glad you're enjoying it. I've noticed there are two types of shitty body types: the skinny type looking to get bigger but cant, and the heavyset bodytype that has trouble getting thinner. Both of their problems, both envy the other, but both work just as hard to maintain and achieve goals. Just remember when you glance over at some heavyset dude who's buff as shit, that he has problems too completely unrelated to yours. Eating more does suck, and I don't envy you, but at least you don't have to skimp out on your diet because you put on weight too easily righT!? Grats on the progress! Hopefully you keep it for life.

As for the breathing thing, probably yeah. Your diaphragm is a muscle too and you need to build up your breathing strength to combat all that muscle. I've never actually heard anyone say it, but I guess it makes sense. This is why cardio is good for overall health benefits and improvement of life. Do some light jogging, just enough to get your breathing up and you'll noticed a different soon i hope.

Breaks are GOOD for the body. Try skipping a bodypart every now and then and supplement it with a low intensity cardio workout like a jog or even walking. Easiest way to say it is that sometimes your body just needs to rest.
Wiing
Sounds like a posture problem, see a physiotherapist first and get some advice, then see a massage regular (every 4 weeks).

When doing shoulders make sure u do front, side and rear lateral raises, and do a correct warm up. Shoulders are very sensitive and take a longer time to increase weights. Start off smaller focusing on technique.

I am thinking you need to work your rear delt more
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