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I don't want her to like me, I want her to fuck off, but I don't want her friends to dislike me because I want to smash.

I think you underestimate how grimy chicks can get. If you are truly a 9, getting one of her friends to smang after supposedly writing you off shouldn't be a problem. Women like to be chosen by dudes with options.


I feel like I am too old to learn how to swim (30 in September). I have been "doing laps" at my gym pool and I am still terrible. A big issue is I can't fucking float. If I lay out I settle about 1 ft below the surface. I can sit at the bottom of the pool no problem. And I can't breathe between strokes. What should I do rhetbrahs?
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i don't float either and i'm a terrible swimmer it's awful.
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watch youtube videos and practice, i taught swim lessons in HS/college, mostly little kids but tried to teach some friends but they were always so embarassed or frustrated that they never got better. keep doing laps and refining your kicks/strokes. such a great workout, wish my gym had a pool. 

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Tempted to try creatine. Worth it? Only gonna buy the cheapest pure monohydrate powder.

I'm on a cut though and have read mixed opinions on it. Negative would be more bloat due to water weight and positive would be easier to maintain strength on a deficit. Thoughts?
post #26495 of 46974
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Tempted to try creatine. Worth it? Only gonna buy the cheapest pure monohydrate powder.

I'm on a cut though and have read mixed opinions on it. Negative would be more bloat due to water weight and positive would be easier to maintain strength on a deficit. Thoughts?

Do I think it's worth it? Meh, not really.

But give it a shot if you want. It's cheap and it's just creatine. Nothing groundbreaking.
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i didn't get good results from creatine on my cut.

When I went back to maintenance after the cut though, it kicked in again and I looked great. Then again I like creatine because makes me look both bigger and more cut, not less.
post #26497 of 46974
i've been teaching swim lessons for 10 years, give me a little while and i'll write an essay on it

the very short version is that if you aren't floating, you aren't relaxing enough. working up to front crawl with proper bilateral breathing is spectacularly stupid hard at first for a beginner so you'll have to put a lot of time into the basics before you can progress to that.
post #26498 of 46974
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Tempted to try creatine. Worth it? Only gonna buy the cheapest pure monohydrate powder.

I'm on a cut though and have read mixed opinions on it. Negative would be more bloat due to water weight and positive would be easier to maintain strength on a deficit. Thoughts?

Don't bother with anything other than monohydrate. None of the other forms have been studied. As far as bloat goes, it's minimal and most of the water gain is intracellular(good). The endurance gains I got from it are minimal(usually +1 rep on a given exercise), but considering how cheap it is I feel it would be silly not to take it.

During my bulk I did 5g/day, on cut I'm doing 2g/day(since its what's in my PWO[inb4 shitstorm over how useless PWOs are])...has helped maintain some endurance with minimal bloat.
post #26499 of 46974
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i've been teaching swim lessons for 10 years, give me a little while and i'll write an essay on it

the very short version is that if you aren't floating, you aren't relaxing enough. working up to front crawl with proper bilateral breathing is spectacularly stupid hard at first for a beginner so you'll have to put a lot of time into the basics before you can progress to that.

I'm interested in this.

I don't swim much but when I do, I would like to not nearly drown each time.

I used to be an awesome swimmer as a child (as well as a child could swim), but now I can't that well.

Well, to be more specific, I can swim "fine" but I can't float. Which sucks because when I'm in a pool that's all I really want to do.

I end up "relaxing" on my back and sinking.
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i didn't get good results from creatine on my cut.


When I went back to maintenance after the cut though, it kicked in again and I looked great. Then again I like creatine because makes me look both bigger and more cut, not less.
You took it while doing IF?
If so, when did you take it during the day?
post #26501 of 46974
apropos of swimming, it's pretty weird that a number of folks really cannot swim. back when i was in national service, we'd have the swim test and basically out of every platoon there'd be a handful of dudes for each that couldn't swim the required distance.
post #26502 of 46974

if you're not using your legs for propulsion then they just become dead weight. give swimming with a kickboard a shot. it makes you look like a 6yo whether you're a pro swimmer or just  learning so just ignore that fact. Its a great way to see how good or how bad your kicking is and its a great workout after just a few laps.

post #26503 of 46974
legs provide balance and allow you to maintain optimal body position during front crawl; they aren't for propulsion. yes, you want to kick, but only for the sake of having them do something so that they don't sink and throw off your body position.

as a novice, trying to "kick harder" through front crawl is a great way to mess up your form and exhaust yourself.
post #26504 of 46974
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

You took it while doing IF?
If so, when did you take it during the day?

i took it with my BCAA's when i'd do fasted training. With my PWO shake if i did it otherwise.

Ignore the carb uptake nonsense. It'll get into your system regardless if what you take it with.
post #26505 of 46974
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

legs provide balance and allow you to maintain optimal body position during front crawl; they aren't for propulsion. yes, you want to kick, but only for the sake of having them do something so that they don't sink and throw off your body position.

as a novice, trying to "kick harder" through front crawl is a great way to mess up your form and exhaust yourself.

conceded, meant only that they can help movement and not just be drag

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