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I know, my back was straighter.
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GF is starting her next "I need to lose weight" cycle. She did really well back on PSMF a while ago but fell off the wagon. Then she went through a few cycles on her own. Then went on a cycle and did Weight Watchers, and saw some good success, then blew it out when she stopped doing it. Now with the new year she's doing it again. Fucking annoying as hell.

She'll get super motivated then put in all the work and work her ass off then her motivation will dwindle and she'll fall off the wagon and go out drinking and binge on pizza then just give up, then start again a few weeks later. How the hell do you break these cycles? I told her to stop thinking about the weight and start trying to just get to the gym, and set that as your goal.
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I know, my back was straighter.

you're on dust
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why people recommend deprivation diets a la PSMF to people who don't count fitness as one of their main hobbies is beyond me. baby steps - the best diet is the one that gets followed, so tell her to gradually cut out bad stuff one week, reduce portion sizes the next week, blah blah. to most people, a "diet" is something that is going to suck hard, but only for awhile, so tough it out until its "done" - so surprise surprise that yo-yo dieting and people jumping on and off bandwagons happens.

dont think in terms of "diets," think in terms of changing habits; for people who lift its no biggie since we will do horrible things to get our daily protein and observe macro ratios. for someone who struggles to get to a gym in the first place, facing weeks of only eating protein is like a death sentence. i would tell her to track everything she eats for a week, and then next week eat the same but cut out the most egregious junk food. week after that, replace something shitty with meat and a salad. combine a process like that with hitting the gym more often and i think it will be more sustainable. this might be slow going for someone who wants results NAO but dealing with that is an attitude/expectation shift that needs to happen to anyone who is after fat/weight loss.

my gf is on the same post-holiday wanting-to-cut-down kick and i've been suggesting the above to her so i'll let you know what she thinks of it. ps. women's health is the fucking bane of my existence; her and i have pretty much agreed to disagree about fitness.
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Eason- you round right as the weight jerks off the floor. Jerk your dick, not the weight.
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But in all seriousness, I'm putting myself in a position where I can get the greatest expanse of my stomach/lungs/core so I can inhale the most amount of air/ This creates more internal pressure and core size/stability when I bend down to grab the bar.
Cool, thanks.
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Originally Posted by jarude 
why people recommend deprivation diets a la PSMF to people who don't count fitness as one of their main hobbies is beyond me.

Because when I first met her I thought it was, and thought she could handle transitioning off it. Boy was I wrong.
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dont think in terms of "diets," think in terms of changing habits; for people who lift its no biggie since we will do horrible things to get our daily protein and observe macro ratios. for someone who struggles to get to a gym in the first place, facing weeks of only eating protein is like a death sentence. i would tell her to track everything she eats for a week, and then next week eat the same but cut out the most egregious junk food. week after that, replace something shitty with meat and a salad. combine a process like that with hitting the gym more often and i think it will be more sustainable. this might be slow going for someone who wants results NAO but dealing with that is an attitude/expectation shift that needs to happen to anyone who is after fat/weight loss.

my gf is on the same post-holiday wanting-to-cut-down kick and i've been suggesting the above to her so i'll let you know what she thinks of it. ps. women's health is the fucking bane of my existence; her and i have pretty much agreed to disagree about fitness.

Meh I've said all this crap to her but she's in the "I need to go to the gym for five hours a day" mindset that she maintains for like two or three weeks then burns out on and gives up basically. She was doing weight watchers which is a great way to start tracking food but then just stopped tracking unhealthy stuff which defeats the whole purpose then she just gave up.

I'm gonna push her towards more tangible goals and stop focusing on the weight so much. She's really into running so I'm gonna try to talk her into training for a marathon or something. I figure if she does that and just eats healthy the pounds would melt off, and it gives her something tangible to focus on that's months out so it'd keep her disciplined for that long at least.
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YOU'RE ON DUST. Your deadlift is this - small breath, set up, shoulders foward, start pull, slack in arms give, lumbar curves, t spine curves, body leans forward, then the weight starts moving up.

i'd rather have big hips that are able to support the weight I move than that
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A word on my girlfriend's training:

She wants to get to the gym, and things were going well, then school started and fucked things up, but she still tried once or twice a week.
Anyways, she was doing 5/3/1 and was going well, now I wrote her a routine based off what I did a few months ago. She's not as serious about it as I am but I'm sure she'll make progress.

As far as diet, she doesn't need to lose weight, rather could/should gain weight. She does not eat enough cuz she lil but I try to at least get her eating enough protein. She tells me about not putting up/matching numbers, and I just tell her she's not eating enough. In the end, if she gets sick of not increasing weights at the gym, I'm sure she'll figure out her diet.
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YOU'RE ON DUST. Your deadlift is this - small breath, set up, shoulders foward, start pull, slack in arms give, lumbar curves, t spine curves, body leans forward, then the weight starts moving up.
i'd rather have big hips that are able to support the weight I move than that

I will have a special video for you on saturday <3
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okie dokie
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spoke to a friend i hadnt seen in a few months today, talk about good genetics. The guy is 6'5 204lbs same weight as me but much taller, he's only 20 and his arms are 17.5" about 3 months ago they were 16" and he hasnt gained any weight since then! He doesnt have abs so his BF isnt that low, but he looks huge im not even sure how its possible at that weight. He does bro science stuff like 21's amd curls on a bosu ball (srs) and he eats healthy but not much in terms of calories. How can you metabolise an inch and a half of arm size without gaining weight mind = blown.
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

GF is starting her next "I need to lose weight" cycle. She did really well back on PSMF a while ago but fell off the wagon. Then she went through a few cycles on her own. Then went on a cycle and did Weight Watchers, and saw some good success, then blew it out when she stopped doing it. Now with the new year she's doing it again. Fucking annoying as hell.
She'll get super motivated then put in all the work and work her ass off then her motivation will dwindle and she'll fall off the wagon and go out drinking and binge on pizza then just give up, then start again a few weeks later. How the hell do you break these cycles? I told her to stop thinking about the weight and start trying to just get to the gym, and set that as your goal.


This is pretty much like the fat jewish boy I've posted about who I'm helping get shredded (he pulled a girl, had no idea that shit was possible at 220lb). Gets motivated as shit over the weekend asks me retarded questions like should I cut out all carbs and dairy and only eat boiled chicken breast and then comes to the gym with me for a few days and goes run around london for like 5 hours then on wednesday he's like brah lets get high and eat some tortilini. I have gotten him to stop this by getting him to start using ephedrine, no longer binges or eats much really. He wanted to try clen, but being responsible I told him not until he's nearly shredded.
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

spoke to a friend i hadnt seen in a few months today, talk about good genetics. The guy is 6'5 204lbs same weight as me but much taller, he's only 20 and his arms are 17.5" about 3 months ago they were 16" and he hasnt gained any weight since then! He doesnt have abs so his BF isnt that low, but he looks huge im not even sure how its possible at that weight. He does bro science stuff like 21's amd curls on a bosu ball (srs) and he eats healthy but not much in terms of calories. How can you metabolise an inch and a half of arm size without gaining weight mind = blown.
you dont train lower body, thats how
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