1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

Tags:
  1. theom-

    theom- Senior member

    Messages:
    3,074
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    

    Man I can't even imagine for some of you bigger guys. I'm 20lbs lighter than you and I already have problems sometimes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Progress photos. Left is October 1 (188 lbs), right is last Thursday (168 lbs):

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Overall pretty good progress, looking at about 20 lbs in 2 1/2 months. From here on out it gets fun as the 6 pack starts coming through. :slayer:
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  3. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    7,988
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    

    Great job - congrats. How tall are you?
     
  4. APK

    APK Senior member

    Messages:
    7,798
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Location:
    MI
    

    It's an absolute pain in the ass because even really leaning out isn't going to help much. A lot of the cool shit requires a real absence of muscle mass for it not to be constricting.

    It's one of the reasons I've grown to hate button-down shirts and favor draped tees and tops.
     
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

    Messages:
    2,663
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Fitting into clothing sucks, but I'm clinging to my skinny jeans (which are only getting skinnier) until i look too ridiculous to go into public.
     
  6. sonick

    sonick Senior member

    Messages:
    6,031
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Trying to fix your shirt collar after a back day = fuuuuuuuu.
     
  7. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,027
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Philly
    LOL @ fixing my collar

    I usually have the closest person do it for me if I'm wearing a collar shirt.. but I rarely am because none fit me any longer :(

    The woes of 17" arms.



    Tees, sweaters, and drop crotch pants for me :)
     
  8. theom-

    theom- Senior member

    Messages:
    3,074
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    charly, what do ya do if you need to wear a suit?
     
  9. Saul Silver

    Saul Silver Senior member

    Messages:
    1,346
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Location:
    Seattle
    ^ hitman
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  10. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

    Messages:
    2,535
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    The great irony of picking up lifting from a clothing forum with the intention of making clothes fit better and gradually realizing that clothes don't fit healthy people.
     
  11. Saul Silver

    Saul Silver Senior member

    Messages:
    1,346
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Location:
    Seattle
    Clothes usually do fit "healthy people", bodybuilders/powerlifters not so much. You don't need clothes when you have aesthetics
     
  12. stinger70

    stinger70 Senior member

    Messages:
    987
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    100kg lat pull 3 x 8, feels good. I must be able to do pull ups before long. Also did 10 mins or so of cardio after weights, didnt enjoy it but oh well.
     
  13. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

    Messages:
    3,153
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Location:
    interior optimum
  14. stinger70

    stinger70 Senior member

    Messages:
    987
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Depends how wide the grip is, with the grip width shown in the top pic of that article, i can do 2 pull ups. Most of the actual pullup stations in gyms have seperate handles which are so wide that i cant do any. I tried for about 6 weeks to do chin ups, and went from being able to do 2 with good form, to being able to do 3, using jump ups with slow negatives, using hips for momentum etc, didnt make any progress.
     
  15. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

    Messages:
    3,153
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Location:
    interior optimum
    that's weird.

    However, I still think that if you indeed want to be able to do pull-ups for reps you need to do them. And chins aren't necessarily easier than normal pullups.
     
  16. fuji

    fuji Senior member

    Messages:
    7,062
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Erryone was miring aesthetics at da club yesterday. My complaints about it might just be me judging myself too harshly.
     
  17. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,027
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Philly
    

    I have two Saks suits made of Zegna wool. Obviously, not slim but not baggy neither.

    Admittedly, it isn't the most comfortable. Nor is the dress shirt underneath. Anything with a collar sucks. If the back of the collar is up I have to do the whole "swinging motion with the top of the shirt" to try to get it down. :(

    Putting on a tie is a nightmare.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  18. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    What about assisted pull ups/chin ups?
     
  19. jarude

    jarude Senior member

    Messages:
    4,767
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Band assist pullups are great

    Sent from my K080 using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by