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Fitness general Anonymous 2106

Old thread seems to be locked.

>post fitness related questions

>share your workouts, goals, inspiration etc.

Anonymous 2107

To start off the thread:

What are your favourite upper body and core exercises/workouts?

So far I've only been working on my lower body and I pretty much achieved what I wanted, so I'm starting to make a new routine for myself, focusing more on the upper body and core.

Any suggestions welcome. (:

Anonymous 2109

Does anyone know of any good back exercises that I can do at home?

I do pushups and dips for my arms, full-body plank and side planks for my core. leg raises are also great

Anonymous 2112

I do a lot of HIIT but started jumping rope to mix things up a bit. Anyone else here does it as well? I fucking suck at it, but I am slowly getting better lol

Also, I really really wanna buy a pole for my room, cause I wanna practice stuff that I've learned in class, I always feel like I take a while to remember the moves. I sent a message to a dude (or girl, don't know tbh) cause they were selling a pole cheaper than a brand new one, but they still haven't replied me back. :( I hope I can get it tho, it's about 100 bucks cheaper.

Anonymous 2113

Rows, back extensions and pull ups

I thought about it but gave up on the idea because I'd quit it faster than a run lol. If I go for a run I have to get somehow back home so yea

Anonymous 2125

Anyone have good ways to fix posture?

Anonymous 2129

Corseting or constant vigilance

Anonymous 2135

I've got scoliosis and lifting (strengthening the muscle) helped A LOT. Also, some awareness.

Anonymous 2136

Like the scoliosis-anon said above, lifting helps. Also running. I used to have bad posture but now it is great thanks to going to the gym. (you have to be careful tho, you dont want to develop hyperlordosis)

Anonymous 2275

Has anyone tried out the insanity workouts? I know they "work" but how hard are they really for someone who is not a beginner but also not a pro?

Link to all the videos if anyone wants them :http://the--witcheress.tumblr.com/freeinsanityvideos

Anonymous 2296



So in a little less than one month I went from having no coordination at all to jumping 60 times nonstop without tripping on my rope and also "running" on place while jumping, so I am pretty happy about my progress so far. I do wanna get better though, my bf jumped rope as a teenager and now he can do a lot of tricks with it and I am envious lol

Anyway, I've been jumping daily and honestly it's so freaking addictive, I even forgot about my HIITs (although I still do some abs now and then.. And I guess I could try a jump rope HIIT when I get better at it!) because the rope outshined it so much. I guess because it kinda feels like a game, especially when you change the jumping method while doing it and set jumping goals to achieve, put a playlist and go. And it's so practical too, not only ropes are cheap if compared to other fitness stuff, but you can take it with you anywhere and you only need a small space to jump. I wanna take mine to the park, it would be nice since I'd enjoy the scenery and also walk while at it.

I already bought a weighted rope, and I am pretty pumped to start using it although it's gonna take a lot of time for it to arrive. I guess at least I can practice more before it comes.

Anyway, I've set a goal for myself to jump 1500 times by the end of 30 days, and it's been good so far. Now I totally understand people that swear by the rope kek

Anonymous 2299

Honestly… I think you just gave me a great idea for cardio during the winter times! I prefer running, but this should be good too, thank you (:

Anonymous 2300

>>2275 no but I've been meaning toooooo, so thank you very very much anon for the link!!! You da best one.

I've been toying with joining a gym lately but I can't get my mind past the idea of other peoples sweat being all over the equipment. My sister caught ringworm(??) from her gym and it's really put me off ever joining one (she still goes but shes… atypical).
Also they seem damn expensive when surely I could just get a tractor tyre, throw it around the garden and become she-hulk forever.

Anonymous 2334


Glad to be of help, anon! I hope you enjoy it. Make sure to buy a nice rope! They sey the best ones are those with steel cables, usually covered by PVC plastic.

Anonymous 2514


Any anons that use barbells when lifting?
I want to try them but am too retarded to figure out some things lol But I also don't want to pay extra cash just so a trainer will answer me with "yes/no"

Like is it fine to use any barbell and put any type of plate on it?
Do you always have to use these weird clips or is having only 1 plate each side without them fine?

Anonymous 2516

Watch Scooby1961 on Youtube in his videos where he shows proper lifting form for many exercises

Anonymous 2537

>try to find women only gym in my area despite already thinking itll be gross because sweaty shared equipment
>"Unlike a traditional or conventional gym who use weight or hydraulic machines…"
>find another one
>literally just aerobics classes and yoga pretty much


Anonymous 2619

yeah i love it! the clips are just to keep the plates in place. they're just for the off chance that you shift while attempting a heavy lift and the plates slide off. You most likely won't need them but they're good for piece of mind. I'm not really sure what you mean by different types of barbells and plates though! Usually the long barbells people use for squats are 50 lb, so it makes sense to only use them for big muscle groups, whereas if you were doing something like curls it would make more sense to use a smaller barbell and put however many plates on it. Also there's those weird skinny colorful associated with crossfit. They bounce so you can aggressively drop them and you'll look like a newb if you use them for something other than that. But really all the variations are just for your own convenience!

Anonymous 2800


This is what I meant
Some barbells are longer/shorter than others

Anonymous 2836

usually the long ones are best for squats and deadlifts and the shorter ones are best for smaller muscle groups

Anonymous 2850

>161 lbs
is this morbidly obese? what does c.c think?
i'm going to try to lose weight ( realistically speaking i'm DEFINITELY going to lose a pound or two thanks to a lack of cash to just buy food like i've been doing + the walking i have to do around campus), but uh. as for now.

Anonymous 2852


You can lose a tiny bit if you want to but you're definitely not obese (or even fat realistically speaking!). Don't be delusional, fam.
I assumed you were around 20.

Anonymous 2853

you're right, anon.
i just need to chill. uwu

Anonymous 2985


Why does it have to be a women only gym? Everyones sweaty regardless

Anonymous 2986

Not her but some men are disgusting and don't understand boundaries, and keep staring or trying to chat you up when you just want to get /fit/. It's disrespectful and annoying asf

Anonymous 2987

im nearly the exact same as you anon, a few pounds less and a half inch shorter. I think i look ok, my belly is too soft for my own liking, but we are def not overweight or obese.

Anonymous 2988

This is my personal experience, but any gym I've ever been to during the daylight, theres some 35 year old guy with ripped arms, and tiny legs trying to explain to me how to use the machines EVEN THO i have been doing this for 4+ years. I have never had a girl so much as talk to me unless its important or a compliment.

Going at nighttime however, theres the weirdos, but they keep to themselves and only stare a little at any woman in the proximity.

Anonymous 2993

Do you guys know any good places to buy cute workout/running gear? I'm trying to get back into running but don't want to look dorky.

Anonymous 2996

Use bumper plates for deadlifts (and rows). Use regular plates for other barbell exercises.

Don't use barbells for upper body exercises. Weighted chin-ups, handstand/pike push ups, and assisted one-arm push ups work just fine. As for lower body, barbell squats and deadlifts are pretty much the only way you'll get to work with a lot of resistance, but like, you're putting a ton of weight on top of your spine with squats. Deadlifts are also notorious for causing back injuries.

You will NEED to film yourself for form checks if you're not getting a trainer. Just with a barbell squat, if your back is bending, you're not reaching proper depth, your back isn't tight, you're not looking at the right place, you're mixing up low and high bar, you're holding your breath, all of that can be okay with low weight but dangerous at higher numbers.

Anonymous 2997

If you're putting one 45 pound plate or more on each end, go with the long, thick bars. You can always ask the receptionist too, I would have some questions about the bar on the right honestly.

Anonymous 3084

My new goal is to be able to do a handstand pushup.

I'm aware this will be a very hard challenge, but I'm giving myself a two year time frame for it. I just want to feel completely in control of my body. I think it will be such a wonderful feeling when I can finally do it.

Also on topic but also slightly off topic, lately I've been seeing exercise as less "I want to be lean" or "I want to be ripped" and more "I want to be healthy". I think this is more positive and a better way to look at things.

Anonymous 3757

Screen Shot 2018-0…

Is pic related a meme?

Reddit raves about it and the book itself claims to be based on hard science but when I flipped to the diet section the macro recommendations are absolutely insane. Protein ridiculously high, fat too low. Makes me think whoever wrote this book has absolutely no idea how female bodies work. I'm extremely skeptical about the rest of the book now.

Anonymous 3761

Well, it's always good to get as much proteins as you can, but I'm not sure why people always want to avoid eating fat, like that's what puts on the pounds. It's more sugars and carbs that bring you down, these days. Never a good idea to follow a fad diet, anyway. It's good you're looking to get fit, though!

Anonymous 3772

Anonymous 3776

You have to start small, if you're just starting, but someone on the constant pursuit for fitness should always get as much as they can!

Anonymous 3780

How do I stop being skinny fat?
I have a fairly healthy diet. I've been on and off the gym for a while but I want to commit again. They made me a personalized 2 weeks plan but I want to know how other beginners start. I want to lose almost 7lbs. I'm retarded and I can't do anything right, especially after staying away for so long. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous 3781

Lift weights, start as low as you need to and go from there.
It will also help you lose fat since it increases the calories your body uses throughout the day.

Anonymous 3783

Do what the anon above says. Lift, and get big (in a good way).

Anonymous 3784

Thank you!

Anonymous 4605

Does anyone have recommendations for stretches or exercises that focus on back strengthening?

I know that general lifting and fitness helps with posture, but I want something to help with back pain.

Anonymous 4606


I know a few exercises but I would also like to know more because I am at a risk of developing scoliosis so I must exercise my back muscles.
- get down on the floor on all fours
- lift one arm and the opposite leg and hold this position for a few seconds
- repeat with the other arm/leg
2. everyone calls this exercise "kitty" because it's like a cat's stretching which I find really funny
- get down on all fours
- arch your back upwards and push your head down, hold this position for a few seconds
- now arch your back downwards (pushing your belly down) and push your head up, hold this position
it seems like a super easy exercise but if you put your all into it, it's a very good exercise.
- lie down on your stomach and put your arms under your head, or in an U shape, or however you want but they must be by your head
- lift your upper body off of the ground
- if you are strong enough you can also twist your body to one side when you lift it off of the ground but I'm too weak.
- I don't know how to explain this one so please refer to the image I posted:
- first lie down on your bed so only your upper body is on the bed, your legs are on the floor and your lower back in in the air like in the pic
- now push your pelvis up into the air, this is an exercise not only for the lower back but also for your butt
That's all I know which is really bad because I'm supposed to exercise my back a lot but all I know are those 4 exercises. If you are confused by the other exercises, tell me so I can draw you another bad illustration.

Anonymous 4607

start doing gymnastics now

Anonymous 4608


Anonymous 4619

Just buy some weights and do lots of squats, machines are a meme

Anonymous 4626

Thanks, the illustration was very helpful.

Anonymous 4663

Any recs for cellulite reducing exercises? I have a lot and it makes me feel gross.

Anonymous 4681


I jump rope and cycle, and usually massage my legs with rollers afterwards when I shower. It helped a bunch, but changing your diet also helps.

Anonymous 4694

cellulite is basically the way your body retain fat. to get ride of it you need less body fat %
say goodbye to carbs and sweats and hello vegies and starving

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