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Fat Ralphy's Health and Fitness Motivation Thread


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Mild case of corona - pretty much recovered minus my sense of smell, taste isn’t 100% yet. 

 

I am going to take it easy on the work out tip for a few weeks and then ease back into it - they say ease into shit I guess to avoid any complications but I assume those are generally related to more serious cases.  Regardless, probably wait a few weeks and get back into cardio incrementally.

 

Weighed in at 259 the other day, which is basically 50lbs down in last 6 months. 

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10 hours ago, fat ralphy said:

Mild case of corona - pretty much recovered minus my sense of smell, taste isn’t 100% yet. 

 

I am going to take it easy on the work out tip for a few weeks and then ease back into it - they say ease into shit I guess to avoid any complications but I assume those are generally related to more serious cases.  Regardless, probably wait a few weeks and get back into cardio incrementally.

 

Weighed in at 259 the other day, which is basically 50lbs down in last 6 months. 


Glad you’re ok. Judging from your typical regimen, I’m assuming it’ll be kind of tough to keep shredding weight during your recovery. Have you thought about doing long walks to supplement? Idk if you live in a colder climate or not. Regardless, happy to hear your case was mild.

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I’ve been struggling fully developing my lats in my fine tuning phase. Always tend to just hit the top of them, which is most people’s problem when training back. It’s where the “invisible lay syndrome” walk comes from.

 

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Found this guy not too long ago.... 

 

 

Used this video as a loose guidance on how to work past the plateau, and I am sore as can be because of it.

 

 

His videos are incredible. Scientific approach to building muscle. Anti ego lifting. Ideal for positive gains.

 

If any oontzers need guidance into the world, he is a godsend.

 

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4 hours ago, Elena Delle Donne said:

been trying to ride my bike even on the 25-30 degree mornings here, need the cardio for general fitness and happiness. it's worth it! 


 

wish I could say the same thing. I just can’t handle winter riding. Thin air and numb face is a bad combo for me.

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Made it below 80kg for the first time since being in high school I think.  IF and cutting out a bunch of beer really did wonders for that.

I can't do outdoor riding here, too much snow and no room on the roads etc.  Been Zwift riding 6-7 days a week, trying to up my volume so that when the outdoor riding season hits again I'll be in good fitness.  Want to see how close I can get to 10,000kms on my bike this year. 

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damn. been lazy for a few years. i need to get the ball rolling.

 

in a perfect world, i start getting motivated to work out sometime soon and have a nice healthy workout routine going by the time spring rolls around. need to get in the swing of things.

 

i had been working out quite a bit(crunches, sit-ups, pull-ups, pushups, lot of free weights, got really into jogging/running nearly every day) and eventually just needed to take a break because i was doing the same thing for several years non-stop...it felt like i wasn't getting anywhere anymore. things felt stagnant. i am hoping that i have given my body enough rest to sort of feel and see "the effect", or "change", that working out is creating in my life.

 

in your guys experience, is a little weight gain in your downtime healthy in creating better body mass and more muscle in the long run? b/c i have gained a bit of weight since 2017-18. just wondering if there is a silver lining to it for when i start getting motivated here and start exercising again...thanks.

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@nicklesndimesit all depends on what your goals are. If you’re trying to build solid mass, then consistency is key. If you hit plateaus, then you just gotta get creative and switch it up so you hit your muscles in different ways.

Arnold broke it down pretty good here

 

 

If you jump back in now, you’ll feel and see a lot of  “amateur gains” right off the bat. But the key is building after that size settles in. Just takes time effort and consistency. Diet too. Making sure you have enough fuel to feed your muscles so you get the most out of each work out.

 

Also leaving the ego at the door. If you’re worried about the weight you’re pushing, then you’re not worried about the quality of muscle you’re building. High quality reps with contractions on each peak is what builds dense muscle mass. Mass that will stay with you too.

 

But like I said, depends on what you want as a goal. Everyone has different motivators, and not everything’s about bodybuilding. It’s just my focus so it’s where I can give advice.

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@Dark_Knight

thanks for the feedback. have had my back against the wall fitness-wise for some time now. need to get focused again. after a while it was like i was emotionlessly feigning interest in attempts at exercise between large meals smh....where before i was so in tune with what i was doing i could literally feel the food i was eating fueling my next session.

 

i really genuinely would like to get back into being tuned into physical fitness again for the later half of my 30s 💯

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53 minutes ago, nicklesndimes said:

@Dark_Knight

thanks for the feedback. have had my back against the wall fitness-wise for some time now. need to get focused again. after a while it was like i was emotionlessly feigning interest in attempts at exercise between large meals smh....where before i was so in tune with what i was doing i could literally feel the food i was eating fueling my next session.

 

i really genuinely would like to get back into being tuned into physical fitness again for the later half of my 30s 💯


It’s always such a weird thing falling off. I did for a long while myself. Hard to get back into the rhythm, but once you do, it’s priority everyday. Those first few weeks are tough tho. Exhaustion and frustration hit. Patience is a virtue 💪🏼

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Im back into fat mode. Havent been to the gym closing in on a year next month. Made great progress but we will be starting a square one. when I get back to it. Im planning on hitting it a bit harder and a little more discipline when I get back to it.

 

 

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2 hours ago, mn1_fuckos said:

Im back into fat mode. Havent been to the gym closing in on a year next month. Made great progress but we will be starting a square one. when I get back to it. Im planning on hitting it a bit harder and a little more discipline when I get back to it.

 

 

 

How's your diet, tho?

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Other than three full meals a day and healthy snacks in between.  Here are the supplements I am taken.  Animal pak does give you results like crazy. The harder you train the better the pak results. 

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