Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
Yeah and focus on your diet.
If you lift with decent volume at moderate weight and eat you'll put on muscle. If you do it with slightly less volume and eat less you'll lose fat.
If someone were to ask me how to do aesthetics starting from scratch I'd say run starting strength for like 6 weeks max just to not be a weak piece of shit. But you don't really need to be super strong to put on decent amounts of muscle mass.
I put on a very noticeable amount of shoulder mass just by adding a bunch of dumbbell work in the 10-15 rep range. My BB press max hasn't budged. I think one of my big errors early on was focusing too much on the big lifts.
Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Do any of you guys Fuck with rings? L sits etc?
I've been working on L-sits for awhile now. I use the dip bar because it hurts my wrists to do a bunch of these. Jackknifes and other ab work helps you get there. I'm training to do them from the ground, though, which is different from rings because you have to lift yourself up differently (no idea which muscles are doing this, probably a lot of them & definitely your traps).
Originally Posted by Coldsnap
What do you dudes think about work environment? I'm interviewing at a lot of places and work environment is one of the biggest deciding factors. I don't really enjoy being crammed into a cubicle and being under bright fluorescent lights all day, some really negative health effects as a result. Some offices are really nice while other seem to be stuck in the 90s call center vibe.
IMO, culture matters more than this. I wouldn't want to work at a place where I wasn't free to go across the street and get some work done at starbucks for a couple hours or work in the cafeteria or something. I do think that having access to natural light (windows, patio, etc) is really important. I noticed a big improvement when I finally snagged a window cubicle at my current job, where before I was in a dark cube in the middle of the building all day. Which was awful.