/fit/girls Anonymous 7341
Anybody here workout?
I work out pretty regularly; regular weight lifting and strength training along with plenty of cardio. I can bench press 120lbs, but I've gone as high as 150lbs on good days.
It's come to the point where friends and family have taken notice because I've become considerably more muscular.
Sometimes I contradict myself because I don't want to be known as the buff girl, but I love seeing those numbers climb on the smith machine. And I can physically do more than I ever was able to before. I don't want to lose that.
Does anyone else here have a workout/exercise regime? Doesn't matter if it's only cardio or if you're a gym bunny like me. Let's talk about it!
I compete in powerlifting and do climbing and mtbing more casually. my cardio is really bad lol
that's badass, how much can you lift?
i love mtbing, too, but i have a hybrid bike that's not the best on bumpy trails.
squat 145kg, bench 50kg, sumo dead 160kg. my bench is embarrassing lol. I only recently got into mtbing, I got conned into buying a crappy bike that looked good. the breakes are sketchy af, went over the handle bars earlier today on a novice trail lol
climbing is honestly the most fun. give it a try if theres a bouldering gym near you!
If you get even a little serious about biking (not even mtb, any sort of biking) it's worth it to spend money on a decent bike. Disk brakes are a game changer, though a little pricier. Compression brakes, on the other hand, are considerably easier to maintain and are less likely to rub.
Those numbers are awesome. I'd like to try dead lifting, but I'm not sure I have the knees for it.
And I went rock climbing a few years ago and realized I'm weak af. That's actually what got me into physical fitness. I really
want to go try it out now that I'm in better shape.
Id really like to get a new bike but I have to save money for uni rn. maybe in a couple of years I can get a nice one
if you go to a bouldering gym they'll have climbs for all levels. dont worry about being too weak, technique goes a long way. its also a good way to make friends, people are really friendly and will give you tips
How much do you weight? Benching 75% of your bodyweight is considered good by womens metrics, your whole bodyweight is good by mens
~175lbs so I'm hovering around the 75% you're talking about.
lol I have an update to my bike situation anon. destroyed my derailer and rear wheel today
first of all are you okay? those things don't happen unless you fall or hit something.
second of all, what do you mean you destroyed?
I crashed on a jump track. the derailer snapped and my wheel bent. Im not really hurt apart from some scratches and bruises. I wont get my bike back until next week tho :(
that suuuuucks but at least you're okay.
5 kg off,5 more to go and then I'll start with lifting and building muscle.
I started to work out at home several years ago, mainly bodyweight exercises/strength training plus a bit of cardio. Tried out a gym too, but it was a horrible experience.
Whatever, I lost ~25kg in these years but I really wish I would have started at a younger age.
Any thoughts about supplements?
Why not start building your strength now?
It's easier to build muscle when you have additional weight. Better start building muscle before cutting.>>7341
For me the situation is a little bit different. I just really like having muscle for how practical they are and their look.
I know most girls prefer the magazine model look but for me picrel is more interesting.
I was even thinking about taking a little bit of anavar(my friend in gym took it and has some really nice effects, also my genes are terrible) but I think I am too afraid for this now.
Oh piss off if you actually lifted yourself you'd know it literally doesn't matter.
Doesn't activate stabilizers and is literally a guillotine.
>start exercising so I can feel better about myself
>Go for a run
>Can only think about how stupid I look, how much I hate myself, how it's not worth improving myself
I-it gets better, right guys?
i'm too socially anxious to go to a gym due to past negative experiences so i just lift dumbbells in my room and do exercises on one uh them yogi mats, and occasionally go for runs. are there any machines you'd consider essential for someone who wants to be fitter but doesn't want to go to a gym?
Beat your anxiety by going to the gym
>>7439>doesn't activate stabilizers
Smith machine is fantastic for focusing on the upper portion of your chest AND it provides a safety mechanism for when you're alone.
As far as "stabilizers" go, that's what literally all of the other upper body workouts do on TOP of the smith machine.
What, do you use the bench press and think that's enough? I sure hope not.>>7440
Yes. It gets easier.
It gets better. >>7441
Well gym would be better because to be fair for real effects you should train about 3-4 times a week and it's much easier to motivate yourself to go to the gym than to train at home.
But if it's not possible buy a pull-up bar for your door frame.
It's super satisfying to be able to do a few pull ups(but it will take some time) and if your strong enough it's literally the best for abs exercises(pulling your legs up etc.)
smith machine doesnt stabilisers AND more importantly is a completely wrong bar path. if you want to be safe and you dont have a spotter, bench in a rack. also if youre using it as an assistance for normal bench there are better alternatives
>>7446>is a completely wrong bar path
There is no universal bar path. Everyone lifts differently, and the chart that you posted proves that. If you watch how professional lifters lift you'll see they all have their own style. Not everyone follows the bar path on the right, nor should they. You could seriously hurt yourself if you don't have the proper training to follow such a path.
And again with the stabilizers. That's what other exercises are for, like dips and pullups. Bench pressing with a free weight is basically a "compound" exercise, yes, but is not the only way to work stabilizers.
They both have their place and uses. Knowing what those uses are is key. Smith machines get a bad rep because idiots use them and think they're not as good when in fact they aren't using them right
yeah, different people have different bar paths based on their leverages. smith machine forces a fixed bar path for everyone in a straight line, which is bad
and if youre using it as an assistance like I said, their are other options that are likely to cause injury
Do you also feel like getting "muscle" is losing it's stigma?
When I was young I always felt it wasn't desirable, and now I am quite often meeting man who think it's cool and even prefer some muscle over thin bodies.
but why did you developed those "muscles"? did you wanted it despite the stigma or did you play sports and a developed a strong body as a consequence?
I started lifting to get a little bit toned.
And I slowly decided that I like muscle. I like that my stamina is much better and I have more energy, being stronger was cool too.
I generally got better at sports and felt better(It took some time to see the changes though).
Then I started thinking that I was scared of getting muscle because of the stigma but I really enjoy them(because they made my life noticeably better) and I also started liking how they look.
there seems to be a shift in beauty standards. in the 90s/2000s thin was popular, but now thicc/athletic thicc is popular
Hey, OP here! It was the we way for me, sorta. I started working out just to lose weight, and then I realized I felt better and looked better physically. And that boosted my confidence immensely. Also, I like how I look with muscles. It feels almost narcicistic but its a better feeling that thinking I'm fat and ugly. Now I feel chubby but strong. Feels good man.>>7455
I like to think the stigma is dying off. The tides are changing quickly.
Even if it wasn't, though, I think its a disservice to your body not to take care of it and push it to its limits. Fuck guys, they'll fetishize anything anyway.
Is there abywhere i can go where i can just go in, use the stuffs for 45 minutes, then get out again and dont have to talk to anyone or anything like that? I dont want to join classes or teams or anything. Can i just pay like, 10$/month kist to do my stufff and stay in my lane?
basically every gym? most 24h places are fully automated so you dont even need to speak to staff
Is it, really?? I had no idea!! (Never went to a gym)
How much is it /month? I saw a few places that offer 10$ but most 24hr ones are 20$+.
Also, what do you guys reccommend as a starter? I was thinking of running at first then idk, maybe grow into doing yoga? No focus on looking good, I just want to get healthy.
Heyheyhey anons! Yesterday a friend of mine made a compliment about my appearance and even mentioned my muscles. Just sharing these positive feels with you.
Keep it up!
Nah, has a wife and three kids too.
what kind of body type you have or are trying to have?
you want big muscles, defined ones, both?
>here in my country (EU) gyms are quite expensive
now thats shitty (im in the eu also)
>Ask if you have any questions.
>I don't know your starting point
my starting point is absolutely nothing at all. never stepped into a gym my entire life, no home workouts, nada. starting rn at bmi 29 (seeing the 30 there is wat made me start), sedentary, no real diet but counting calories. idk if my stats are important for this but just ask, its not a problem
Kind of fit, but I tend to gain fat around my belly quickly so I focused on my midsection the past few weeks.
you cant spot reduce fat. doing ab exercises wont decrease your belly fat, only losing overall body fat will
Alright, thanks a lot! i actually dont really focus on nutrients that much - i just look into limiting my calorie intake and make sure i eat organic
150cm, 67kg, sedentary, 1400kcal/day avg, very muscular lower half. thats it i think. just ask if theres anything else
I know I know anons, but it worked nonetheless. My torso/waist is way more defined plus I made improvements with my body tension and posture.
Luckily I made peace with my special friend "extra pound" a long time ago and decided to keep her cause she's cute.
You know whats strange? Now that I'm thin and more athletic I often find myself finding thicc girls and women more attractive than before. Of course there are limits and it can be unhealthy, but some of them are really hot and that makes me jealous. I want my curves back.
Same. Although I've always loved chubby women with more in the chest area than me (easily achieved), it just looked horrible on me and clothes were too hard to find lmao.
Did your body type really do a 180 when you lost weight though? That is rough. My ratio stayed the same no matter my weight. Never had any tits personally, but I imagine it is dramatic for women who have a big chest with weight.
Actually I do, but you can't win against unfavourable genes. It is
I will, thank you anon! (:
I do not have a workout routine but would like to get /fit/. Anybody know a good starting point for a stick whose main desire is to be strong enough to defend herself?
Can you get a flat stomach if you have broad hips?
First of all start eating more, then look on YouTube for some beginner routines or just do Starting Strength.
>anons here told me to eat more
Over the past few years I never thought that this was the key, but it is actually working for me. I look stronger and healthier and feel a lot better, I strictly focused on my strength training and reduced cardio a little bit.
Maybe it counts as a con, but I'm hungry as a hunter everyday and have to buy more food.
Getting sufficient calories is fundamental to muscle growth. It's actually the part most people struggle with.
I was expecting more pictures of fitgirls.
I've always been rather soft, I wanna be hard. I don't want to be too muscular but I'm hoping to get to the point where my absolute are showing.
You won't just get too muscular without trying anon. It's not that easy lol. Just start going to a gym.
If all you want to do is lose weight then eat less, it's that simple.
I've been going to the gym. And i must say it's satisfying to lift a little more each time and my arm feels more solid and firm.I'm a lot less squishy now.
Good job anon! You're doing great! Keep at it!
Eating more and the whole "caloric surplus" concept is a myth by in large. You don't need to be eating loads to build muscle, since by definition a caloric surplus isn't actually going to be used. Its a surplus. In order of importance:
Training > Sleep > Diet
Most people, when they start to see hypertrophy and increased strength, really only need about 200-400cal extra in their diets. This can be furnished by just having bigger portions or using things like butter, cheeses and oils more. Eating clean is also a myth too.
The people who benefit the most from eating more are people with really bad or inconsistent diets, eg. living off energy drinks. For most people that struggle to gain muscle, it would be firstly their methods of training & exercise and secondly whether they're getting enough rest.
I agree with some parts and disagree with others. By surplus I meant the standard 500 cals, nothing exaggerated. Some studies suggest that you don't need a caloric surplus to put on muscles, and that you can make muscle and lose fat at the same time, like a body recomposition. But that is mostly for people who first approach lifting, where their muscles respond excellently to any sort of training. In general, if you want to gain weight you have to eat more, training and sleep are obviously fundamental as well.
Ergh, I hate the pre-Christmas period. People are giving me sweets or self-made cookies telling me they know I work out hard and I should put on some extra weight, I would look better…blahblah and so I end up eating them all at once. Fuck! ;_;
I just wanted to share some good improvement feels: I can hold planks for 60 seconds now (maybe it's not that long, but due to my serious back issues it was important to avoid any risks and start slowly). Side planks are rough though, I have to stop at 30 seconds.
Overall, planks are one of the most helpful exercises I discovered lately.
i exercise by following an hour's worth of yoga and ab / inner thigh workouts on youtube. yesterday i pushed myself a bit far and my muscles are really sore :/.
does this mean i should skip working out today? i found it pretty painful to do one test crunch earlier so i didn't push it. i'm going to rest today anyway but for future reference will it fuck up my progress if i miss a day or should i just power through? any advice will help thanks >.<
If you planned to work out, never skip. Don't do the same thing every day, though. Even for something like crunches, you want a couple rest days per week if you're actually working hard.
I’m easing myself into doing daily body weight exercises again. It’s been a few months and I’ve gotten really weak. :( just doing squats, planks, and side planks has me feeling some DOMS.
Stay hydrated and eat your meats, anon! You've gotta keep going and make sure those torn fibers come back strong! Best of luck!
Thanks! I’m eating enough but I eat more fish and eggs than meat for protein because I’m trying to budget my money. I got pretty inspired today reading stories of people seeing results from doing a small amount of body weight exercises daily… I keep looking for muscles even though I know it’s way too soon. I’d like to show off a nice toned stomach when it warms up in the summer.
Fish are very good for protein and plenty of nutrients. Just remember to lessen your overall caloric and carb intake for faster results. Smaller meals with more focus on protein and nutrition.
Good weight-loss advice. But the past week I've been craving sweet stuff and feeling binge-y (didn't act on it) so I decided to eat more ( ~200 calories) yesterday. And then that evening (after a mild freak-out from me) I ended upcoming way over my usual calories because my boyfriend made dinner and wanted to eat together. Today when I went to do my workout it was sooo much easier, and I held all my planks for a lot longer. It was avoid reminder that I can't let myself get caught up in the calorie counting.
That's good, anon! You held yourself back and showed resistance! Don't beat yourself over having a dinner with your bf. Just keep yourself on track!
Help, how do do pull ups? I am fairly good at doing chin ups but as soon as i flip my hands around i get fuckt.
i work out my arms every other day but i can barely do one simple pull up.
does anyone have a good exercise to strenghten my back muscles? tips or tricks?
Use bands or one of the assisted pull-up machines to do multiple sets of multiple reps. Progress by doing more reps (up to about 7-10 per set) or decreasing the assistance.
If you can't use bands or use a machine, do half pull-ups by jumping to the top of the rep and then letting yourself down slowly.
There's a chance it could be a grip problem. Doing dead hangs or any bar exercise where you're carrying the weight (deadlifts, rows, farmer carries) will help. Also place your thumb over the bar with the rest of your fingers, instead of wrapping it around like you probably do during chin-ups. This is especially important with smaller hands or wider bars.
Rows probably have the most carry-over, but they're still a very different exercise.
Pull-ups are hard.
114kg -> 79kg, looking to hit 65-60kg. Eating 4,600kj a day rn with two fast days, 100 squats, 100 dumbbell reps and 2 sets of 30 minutes on my incline treadmill. Looking to save up for an all in one gym set up with a safety catch squat rack so I can get shredded.
My biggest regret was not starting sooner, but I'm looking forward to being healthy and buff for my 30's
i think you look really nice.
Thanks! I've had to start eating more because I'm getting actually exhausted at night. But I'm watching my macros and my stomach is firming up so I'm feeling good and on track for summer.
I've also almost worked up to 1 minute planks/side planks in my reps (started with 20 seconds aboutthree weeks ago). Feels good to see the numbers go up.
Nice work gurl!
Do you keep attention to your breast and skincare? I myself lost about 30kg in my twenties without any specific exercises and regret it!
Tyvm!!! All encouragement is greatly appreciated. I smashed through this week for another 2kg loss so im hype. >>8080
My boobs are flat pancakes and I'm gonna have a lot of loose skin after all this but I knew all of that going in. I hope to get a body lift and breast augmentation next year
Share some home workouts you're doing
Km the one blogging about doing bodyweight exercises. I thought I was imagining my progress, so I took a picture and… It really does look like I have some muscle definition? Can I get an outside opinion? I'm relaxing my muscles here, but it was after I finished working out so I probably have a pump going.
you can def see your abs coming up, well done!!
Wow, nice work!
I gained more and more muscle during lockdown but simultaneously look bigger, like built-fat. I'm scared of losing physical strength and muscle if I cut again.
Body types suck.
Yay! Thanks! I’m even more motivated now that I have some results that other people can see>>8138
Thank you! Chonky strong girls are hella cute. If you like the look keep it up
How do you define the "chonk" bodytype?
I’m the one who used it above. For me “chonky” is when a person looks chubby and round, with soft lines, but still has an overall built frame underneath. Like a twink version of builtfat, if that makes sense?
Like, the girl in your video would totally be “chonky” to me.
is eating a lot a good idea to overcome skelly mode?
I'm relatively tall(5'11) and I've always been self conscious about being too thin, but at the same time i wouldn't want to be fat
Eating more will definitely help. What if you researched and found a nutrition guide for gaining weight and coupled it with some weight training or body exercises?
Yes it's basically the best thing you can do.
Slowly increase calories and count them.
Also try heavy lifting(basically use heavy dumbells to be able to go for 6-15 reps max).
Preferably do not do cardio as you are skelly already so you don't really want to burn fat yet.
I'm currently a skinnyfat and cutting, and I've been thinking about eating at maintenance in order to gain strength (but eating 1.6g of protein per kilogram of body weight still), start cutting,but still maintaining my muscle, until I'm almost underweight, then start lean bulking until I'm medically overweight (then start cutting whilst maintaining muscle until I'm almost underweight-continue this cycle until I get the aesthetic body I want)
Is this a bad plan if I want to get a gym thot body?
>>8212>until I'm almost underweight
Bad idea anon.
I want to stop before I become underweight so that I don't hit an unhealthy weight and have a starting point that allows me to have enough time to gain muscle before I become overweight
I was lifting before corona! Now idk how to function with all gyms closed. I was at 95lb 3x5 bench, 135 3x5 squat, and 155 1x5 sumo deadlift. My conventional deadlift was like 10 pounds higher I think. I feel so sad when I think about going back to the gym because I know I'll be so much less strong.
looking good! How long have you been lifting?
I do some workouts in my living room at home about once a week. pushups etc.
I’ve been missing workouts more and more this past month, and I’m also disappointed with my lack of progress. So I’m moving on from just squats/planks/sometimes pushups to the “start body weight “ basic routine. I did my first workout today… it feels good! Anyone else done this routine?
I was feeling down because my weight is going up (but bf% is still hovering around 21-22%) and my stomach isn't as firm looking as I would like. But today when I was getting ready for work I noticed a lump on my upper arms that didn't used to be there… I have muscles!! I'm so excited to do my workout tonight, lol.
I've started doing my floor workout while playing my gatcha game.
>do more reps willingly
>don't even notice discomfort because I'm playing my game
>play gatcha every day–every day i get the reminder to go to my workout rug and do my reps
Doesn't work for pushups, but it works great for all leg moves. I have made my addiction into a productivity tool.
I just got this qt.
I bought a weighted vest a few weeks ago and training with my own weight became much harder. It is a bit uncomfortable though and hot and sweaty and eww, so I don't now if I want to recommend it to you. On the other hand the results are nice and I can see and feel the difference. So in general I would say it's a plus for people who prefer to do their workout at home with their own body weight.
What exercises do you do weighted?
I'm still working my way through bodyweight professions, I haven't even considered using a weighted vest. What prompted you to start?
I simply and slowly wanted to increase the intensity of my exercises instead of the duration. What really works well in combination with the vest are planks of any kind, Burpees and Squats are tough. I still have problems with Pull-ups (and always will have I think), so I do them without the vest.
Wow, sounds intense. Aren’t weighted burpees hard on your knees?
Almost no runner looks at amateur runners and thinks they are stupid looking. They think "oh cool, I guess more people are getting into running. Good for them, hope they can get fit." None of us were born as fit people. If it takes you a few more years than us to get there, we're just happy you made it too.
Yesterday I started incorporating dips into my routine. (Before I was doing pushups every workout day, now I’m going to do dips instead every other time.) Holy crap, I was so worn out I would have slept at 7pm if I could’ve. The doms is sooo bad today.
On another note, what fitness communities do y’all visit? I’m on /fit/ and in some reddit comms but reddit makes me uncomfortable with how easy it is to see someone’s whole post history.
just run at around 6am, most people are still asleep
I'm really proud of my progress, and how consistent I've been this month. I hit at least 3 workouts a week (my goal) every week, plus cardio (biking) almost every day. I've progressed from 3 sets of 5 reps to 7, 7, 6 reps. Feels good.
Damn, I overdid it yesterday and suffer from a slightly stiff neck now.
Should I pause my workout for a few days or carry on? no excuses ;>_>
Rest until pain subsides, then continue at a moderate pace.
Now the gyms are back open where I am, I really want to get back there and start strength training. Does anyone have any good workout programs I can read/watch as a starting point? I was recommended “Strong Curves” a while ago but I’m not sure if it’s for me.
I’m 161cm and 54kg if that helps
Bulking and cutting is a meme. Increase protein intake for building muscle, obvi, and be mindful of carb intake so that you get enough to fuel your workouts.
For reference, what is your height/weight?
That's what I used to think when I first went to the gym 7 years ago. I gave up. Now because of China-19 I assembled my own home gym.
honestly, don't bother with any of the "womens routines" they are all meme shit and scams and won't get you anywhere
if you want results, do the same routines that moids use, just adjust the weights to what you can handle
Whenever I get a tweak like that its usually from sleeping wrong. I take my time warming up and getting blood flowing and muscles relaxing before getting into my lifts
Starting Strength is a meme on /fit/ but its not a bad program. I do high-bar and front squats instead of low-bar squats, and smith machine hip thrusts for an accessory. Make sure to keep up on upper body strength too, having a strong back is essential for everything
unironically SS and GOMAD
well maybe not GOMAD. A liter a day should be more than enough.
Does anyone have any advice for getting motivated to start working out?
workout to dance cardio videos on youtube so you can brainwash your brain into thinking workout is fun. Once you have a routine move on to whatever you want to do.
Just start cycling. It's actually fun instead of soul crushing, relatively low cost and you can go on adventures. Bonus points if you do it with friends!
This post is conveying the right idea, even if that exercise amounts to nothing. Establish it as a routine; after you've done it long enough you feel empty and gross if you skip it. Until that point, though, it's mind over matter. You've just got to make yourself do it. Remember your goals!
Do a workout you find fun. Jumped on a trampoline as a kid? Go jump at a trampoline park. Liked tennis? Play Tennis. Love a good swim? Go swimming. Just do whatever physical activity you actually like.