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  1. How many people wear gloves in a gym? I realize a lot of power lifters don't prefer gloves. But I don't want calluses on my hands and the weights hurt lesser when I have gloves on. Are there any stats / surveys on the number of people that wear gloves vs those who don't?
  2. this is 25th march. been on and off and seen no change since. that needs to change now. luckily was big enough to crop to get through here.
  3. I'd like to use this to inspire me, hold me accountable and help me get to my goals. Current pictures June 2014 (Uploaded the ones on my phone, although cropping them to under the 250 kb limit was a struggle lol will need to figure out how to convert pics into low resolution for my next set) So I've posted my diet under "Can I see what you eat" section and would be grateful if you guys could pass out some advises. Cheers Hope everyone's having a beautiful summer! IG: prsaraogi (Followback) Myfitnesspal: prsaraogi
  4. Although i have cheat days and meal, this is what my regular diet looks like or this is how I want it to look. 9 AM 1 Coconut Water 3 Oatmeal Pancakes 1 Slice of Brown Bread 11 AM 3 Pears ( Pears was today, I keep replacing the fruit) 12 PM 6 Almonds 1 PM Half a bowl of Green Grams (Sprouted and Boiled) Half a bowl of Brown Chickpeas (Boiled and Cooked) (I usually have these made one in three days and store them in the freezer and keep having small portions every day) 3 PM 2 Wheat Chappati (Wheat Breads) 2 Bowls of Yellow Lentils and Pulses 4 PM Twinings Lemon Green Tea X 2 6:20 PM 1 Big Bowl of Original Kellogs Cornflakes (If I Have bananas before preworkout I feel the bananas in my system and feel it adversely affects my workouts) 7 PM Workouts (Weightlifting) 8 PM 1 Apple 1 Scoop Zero Carb Isopure Protein Shake (with cold water) 9 PM Small portion of Ladyfinger (Veggie) Cottage Cheese (Boiled)-Low Fat High Protein Salad (Cucumber / Tomatoes / Capsicum / Lettuce / Onion ) When I use MyfitnessPal to calculate the specs Major nutrition specs only. Total Fat: 41 grams Saturated: 5 Polyunsaturated: 6 Monounsaturated: 3 Trans: 3 Total Carbs: 406 Dietary Fibers: 72 Sugars : 81 Protein: 117 grams So it looks like 406:117:58 (carbs:proteins:Fat) ? I know my diet can be better and I'm willing to make improvements. I don't want to see dietitians and was hoping some of y'all could help/critique/advise me out here. I have been on and off this page, but wanna now get serious and also have accountability buddies. I would also love to follow the regular fitness enthusiasts out here on Instagram to inspire myself and have veganbodybuilding buddies on IG and Myfitnesspal IG: prsaraogi Myfitnesspal: prsaraogi Thanks for taking the time to read and thanks in advance for the constructive advises.
  5. sweet. Thanks for the suggestions, it's good to know there are so many things I'm doing wrong, which means I can only improve from here. Cheers
  6. lol i see people doing 2-3 hour workouts sometimes, or talking about it. Thanks for the suggestions !
  7. Apologies in advance if this topic has already been covered. So I'll be doing a 3 hour work out session for the first time later today. After 4 hours of fasting, 1 hour Cardio 1 hour Abs & 1 hour Shoulders & Legs (Functional) I'm a complete noob when it comes to following the proper diet and with no expertise in this, I usually mess things for myself. What I want to know is if I should have the some carbs (complex or simple ?) before the functional weight training or not ? Should I have protein (I use zerocarb isopure) before the functional weight training too or after only or both ? Sorry for the stupid questions.
  8. Yeah I'm probably not going to order that at the bar haha but I might try it out at home. Thanks for the replies
  9. Okay, I'm going to rephrase my question haha, if you were gearing up seriously for your summer body and couldn't afford any unwanted calories, what would be your weekend drink ?
  10. I wouldn't worry too much about the calories. Considering you want to bulk up, your diet seems very limited on proteins especially. Cut down on processed foods like bread and chocolates especially. Eat more tofu, soy, ice cream and fruits. Peanut butter would be good before workouts. I don't know if you would find body weight home workout videos or programs here but you can definitely google them. Start eating more and stop worrying about numbers. Good luck
  11. My first contribution March 23rd : 100 pushups Running Total = 95067
  12. People at the gym; Trainers / Work out buddies. I'm not getting the right amount of protein apparently and have been losing muscle mass since I've been running a lot of late and this has been frustrating.
  13. In addition to all those responses already received VeganProject27, I would also like to add without knowing your diet or body structure that, your schedule looks pretty messed up. You don't wanna be doing legs after back day. Keep a gap of a day atleast between them vice versa. Also, why are you pushing core exercises and cardio to one end of the week and going heavy on muscles on the other. Even it out. Space it out. For example if your taking a break on sunday don't do cardio on saturday, do a big muscle instead. Do cardio on a day between heavy muscles during the weekday and similarly space out core exercise day too.
  14. A lot of statements above are giving calculations based on body weight. I suppose all calculations should be based on "desired" body weight. The general thumb rule, I guess, is a gram of protein per 'desired' weight (in lbs) as the ceiling and 3/4th ideally of your desired weight ideally unless you really wanna go for gains. Unfortunately, a lot of high protein food I eat, generally comes with a high content of carbs and / or fat, and to avoid that I have started having isolate whey protein but I don't know if I'm shitting most of it out because I've been losing muscle mass and it's all getting very confusing.
  15. Oh yea, I've realized as you get older, the tolerance levels go down and the excess calories stack up quite easily. Beer is probably the worst of the lot I suppose. So I'm just hoping to pick up a few low calorie / least harmful recipes of vodka/whiskey.
  16. So I'm guessing a lot of y'all completely quit drinking, however, in cases you can't avoid it, what are the best drinks / mixers to have in terms of low calorie intake, etc ?
  17. There are plenty of cardio activities, whatever suits you. Just remember to keep it low intensity and you won't lose muscles
  18. 1. After getting back to the grind, you understandably have to start all over again. The competition here is not about lifting heavier than you used to, it's about the constant struggle of being better each day. 2. Go hard or go home, is a great motivational phrase when used in the right way, but when this starts becoming an obstacle, remember that some work is better than no work. Low intensity workouts are still a 100% more than doing no work outs. 3. Don't worry yourself with the how the PT's look at you or how people undermine you because you're fat. It's easy to lose focus and get derailed. Remember what you're there to do and hustle. "A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinion of the sheep" - Lord Tywin, GoT
  19. [quote name="I also got sick and when I'd go to the gym to train on my own' date=' I would end up leaving very depressed because I hadn't trained as hard as I would when I had my friend to spot me. I have anxiety and depression, so these things really got me down and although I was aware I had to learn to train on my own, because lots of BBs do, I also have the problem of being a perfectionist and the "go hard or go home" mentality was pretty much telling me "you're not going hard without your spotter, so go home." hate dealing with PTs who see a fat person and assume I know nothing about BB/heavy weight training especially for women". [/quote]
  20. Hi Bill. Well done on losing a lot of fat. However, as you can tell, losing fat initially is pretty easy as soon as you streamline your eating habits and start doing a little exercise as compared to none. It starts getting difficult and forms a plateau once you get rid of the easy fat. To lose the fat around the gut and lower back, in my experience, you could try fasted cardio. Keep in mind that the intensity of this has to be average to low and not on the higher end. You don't want to be setting yourself up for muscle loss either so keep it a light, breezy running session every morning, and you should be able to feel the results after a week itself. Good luck
  21. Hey everyone, I'm 24 and a fitness enthusiast. I have been lifting and working out since the last 6 years, but broke my arm which forced me take a break for 2 years and put on some weight. However, since getting back to the grind, I've lost about 20 pounds from being 185 to now at 165, which is what I ideally want to maintain. However, I'm struggling to cope up with maintaining muscle and abs at the same time, as in, I lose a lot of muscle if I do excess cardio, or cross fitness and follow a strict diet, while I lose abs, or definition, when I eat well. I have been advised several times to start eating chicken and turkey, to find the right balance in my diet. This has been leading to frustration, which led to me stumbling upon this site and I hope I can find answers out here and share my knowledge with everyone as well. Although I was am not religious I was born in a religious family which believed in Vegan-ism and I have continued practicing it. So this is just a short introduction about myself. Have a good day everyone Pratik Saraogi IG:prsaraogi Email: [email protected]
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