Lifestyle Exercise megathread

Lain

Lain

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Jul 19, 2021
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So I can stay personally motivated to exercise consistently and to help neetcels stay motivated, I'll be posting in this thread whenever I exercise. My current routine:

UPPER
Benchpress
Rows
OHP
Curls
Farmer's walks

LOWER
Squats
Romanian deadlift
Lunges
Calf raises

REST
REPEAT

Why exercise? It's shown to work better than antidepressants to fight off depression, it's shown to help mitigate anxiety better so than most medication, you're able to cope with stressors better and live a more comfortable NEET life.
  • Physical health: Regular exercise helps improve cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles and bones, and boosts immune function, reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
  • Weight management: Exercise helps in burning calories and maintaining a healthy weight. Combined with a balanced diet, it can assist in weight loss or weight maintenance.
  • Mental well-being: Physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve overall mental health and cognitive function.
  • Improved sleep: Regular exercise can promote better sleep quality and help with insomnia by regulating sleep patterns and reducing stress.
  • Increased energy levels: Exercise boosts energy levels by improving circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body, leading to increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
  • Enhanced self-esteem: Achieving fitness goals and improving physical appearance through exercise can boost self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Longevity: Research suggests that regular exercise is associated with a longer lifespan and a higher quality of life in old age, as it helps maintain mobility, independence, and overall health.
  • Brain health: Exercise has been linked to improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • Stress relief: Physical activity can act as a natural stress reliever by reducing levels of stress hormones like cortisol and promoting relaxation.
  • Disease prevention: Exercise can help prevent or manage a range of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and stroke, by improving blood sugar control, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system.
Exercise routines (free, bodyweight)
Cardio: https://c25k.com/
Calisthenics:


Exercise routines (gym/weights)
 
god.ly

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  • Stress relief: Physical activity can act as a natural stress reliever by reducing levels of stress hormones like cortisol and promoting relaxation.
no way someone unironically put this as a benefit of exercise lol
the other ones are somewhat reasonable (not really when you think for 5 seconds) but this is completely illogical
 
Moondust

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no way someone unironically put this as a benefit of exercise lol
the other ones are somewhat reasonable (not really when you think for 5 seconds) but this is completely illogical
Mountains of research and common sense vs incel chud pseudoscientist. Hmmm who shud I trust?
 
Lain

Lain

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no way someone unironically put this as a benefit of exercise lol
the other ones are somewhat reasonable (not really when you think for 5 seconds) but this is completely illogical
Exercising is a powerful stress reliever, while it will acutely raise cortisol, your baseline levels will be lower. Exercise triggers the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters and regulate a specific part of your body in order to help deal with that stressor. While it might seem counterintuitive that lifting/running would lower your cortisol levels, it's true. Next time you're stressed out, try going on a jog or exercising a little, soon you'll feel at ease and comfy. I don't think anything on that list is incorrect. I very rarely feel depressed or anxious, when I was sedentary, I would often feel both. My reaction time and memory consolidation is better than it was before, I can learn things easier. My ADHD symptoms are gone and I can focus on vidya for 8+ hours if I need to, I can focus enough to write all of the long posts you see me write all of the time. I used to not be able to focus on anything for more than a few minutes.

There's a metric fuck ton of objective benefits and it's absolutely coping to say otherwise.
 
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Mountains of research and common sense vs incel chud pseudoscientist. Hmmm who shud I trust?
you should trust your body over anything or anybody else
all studies are to be assumed fake anyway. i dont trust any studies even if they prove something i agree with cause i wasnt there when they were being done
 
Moondust

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you should trust your body over anything or anybody else
all studies are to be assumed fake anyway. i dont trust any studies even if they prove something i agree with cause i wasnt there when they were being done
Nah blud gotta be trolling 💀
 
Lain

Lain

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Nah blud gotta be trolling 💀
Just lay down and rot, don't worry if you can't focus enough to read a book, it's because your genetics that give you suboptimal dopamine. Not because you LDAR and eat trash. That anhedonia is natural, trust your body brooo :soy: nonstop anxiety is just a natural part of life. Are you being fatphobic? Gotta be shitposting
 
RageSpike

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pullups, dips, vertical leg raises, inverted row, push ups, sit ups, cycling, rowing, running, punching bag, sparring, squats, lunges, exercise mace

watching vtubers on the tv gives me more energy
 
Moondust

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I worked out twice a month ago and dropped it ever since lmao 💀. I need to get on it again tho good thread idea
My problem is ridiculous. Strength training simulates anxiety and panic for me. The weird breathing, the shakiness, the weakness after a workout, so I legit drink half a drink or so before I work out, back when I did. I also hit a plateau after gaining like 5 lbs. Probably the alcohol killing my gains lol

This was back when I did work out lol. I hate my brain lol 🤡
 
RageSpike

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My problem is ridiculous. Strength training simulates anxiety and panic for me. The weird breathing, the shakiness, the weakness after a workout, so I legit drink half a drink or so before I work out, back when I did. I also hit a plateau after gaining like 5 lbs. Probably the alcohol killing my gains lol

This was back when I did work out lol. I hate my brain lol 🤡
alcoholic-cel
 
Lain

Lain

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My problem is ridiculous. Strength training simulates anxiety and panic for me. The weird breathing, the shakiness, the weakness after a workout, so I legit drink half a drink or so before I worked out.

This was back when I did work out lol. I hate my brain lol 🤡
Maybe you should try to ease your way into it, like lifting less than your max, like try 3 sets lifting 12 reps comfortably instead of doing 3 sets doing 5 reps intensely. If you drink often, it could be that you've fucked up your GABA signaling. No cope for that besides getting off booze, though that'd feel like shit for a while.
 
Lain

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Just basic exercise has improved my life tenfold since I was a professional rotter for years, anhedonic, anxious, adhd-tier, I don't think you really have to go full gymcel. A basic 30 minute walk with headphones on listening to a podcast is enough to reap most of the benefits.
No exercise for my height
Exercise makes me enjoy vidya, anime and other things a lot more. Main reason I do it. 30-60 mins of exercise to spend the rest of the day really enjoying whatever it is that I'm doing, it's fair. You probably won't get bitches if you're a truecel but you'll enjoy life more.
 
Skoga

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Just basic exercise has improved my life tenfold since I was a professional rotter for years, anhedonic, anxious, adhd-tier, I don't think you really have to go full gymcel. A basic 30 minute walk with headphones on listening to a podcast is enough to reap most of the benefits.

Exercise makes me enjoy vidya, anime and other things a lot more. Main reason I do it. 30-60 mins of exercise to spend the rest of the day really enjoying whatever it is that I'm doing, it's fair. You probably won't get bitches if you're a truecel but you'll enjoy life more.
Maybe im just too deep into LDARmaxxing to care at this point. I have a barbell at home and when I feel like it, I lift it a couple of time that's about it for exercise. I also move my fingers alot, does that count? JFL
 
Skoga

Skoga

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I'm only a tiny bit overweight because I only eat 1 meal a day with some small snack in between.
5'4 and 154 lbs, if I wanted to lose even more weight I would just stop eating snacks and stick to the 1 meal. Its enough nutrition for me, I have a small body and dont need more energy.
 
Moondust

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In contrary, the wider you are, the more people notice you. Which means more people make fun of your height
Still u can't deny u increase ur attractiveness.

Wat ur talking about is probably just the psychology of bullying, people uncomfortable at the idea of the hierarchy shifting, the omega male incel rising the ranks . So they feel the need to keep him down

Unfortunately low status men are the ULTIMATE villains of society
 
Skoga

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Still u can't deny u increase ur attractiveness.

Wat ur talking about is probably just the psychology of bullying, people uncomfortable at the idea of the hierarchy shifting, the omega male incel rising the ranks . So they feel the need to keep him down

Unfortunately low status men are the ULTIMATE villains of society

Yeah id rather keep a low profile. Even if I was gymmaxxed I would still be truecel as I'm short, have autism, balding, and ugly asf in general. So I can't be bothered to do any type of looksmaxxing at all.
 
Lain

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Maybe im just too deep into LDARmaxxing to care at this point. I have a barbell at home and when I feel like it, I lift it a couple of time that's about it for exercise. I also move my fingers alot, does that count? JFL
At my peak LDAR I was 270lbs~ and felt like a piece of dogshit. Self-esteem non-existent with the plethora of negatives I mentioned before. I don't know what's considered ideal, I can only speak for myself, if I don't exercise for a while, a lot of physical/mental issues start to appear. More fatigue, more ADHD tier symptoms, more anxiety, lower self-esteem. Even if you're a pro rotter, it just seems like a waste to not reap the long list of benefits from exercising. I recall reading various studies for example, one in which people were told either to walk for 30 minutes 3x a week or take SSRIs, the walking group mogged the SSRI group. Like how much of a lazy fuck can you be JFL, it's 30 minutes every other day walking outside to get a shit ton more of serotonin/dopamine/etc. You can throw on some headphones and listen to music and before you know it, the 30 mins are up and you feel better physically/mentally for a good while afterwards, like a couple of days.
 
Moondust

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Yeah id rather keep a low profile. Even if I was gymmaxxed I would still be truecel as I'm short, have autism, balding, and ugly asf in general. So I can't be bothered to do any type of looksmaxxing at all.
What Norwood? Big 3 didn't work for u?
 
Moondust

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NW6 at 24, I used Finasteride it didnt help. I just have subhuman shit genetics
Damn if ur already bald then u will have to just get a hair transplant. Cheapest is like 10k for one in turkey including plane ticket. But at nw6 u will just get like a thin nw3 back I think. Can only do so much
 
Skoga

Skoga

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Apr 29, 2024
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At my peak LDAR I was 270lbs~ and felt like a piece of dogshit. Self-esteem non-existent with the plethora of negatives I mentioned before. I don't know what's considered ideal, I can only speak for myself, if I don't exercise for a while, a lot of physical/mental issues start to appear. More fatigue, more ADHD tier symptoms, more anxiety, lower self-esteem. Even if you're a pro rotter, it just seems like a waste to not reap the long list of benefits from exercising. I recall reading various studies for example, one in which people were told either to walk for 30 minutes 3x a week or take SSRIs, the walking group mogged the SSRI group. Like how much of a lazy fuck can you be JFL, it's 30 minutes every other day walking outside to get a shit ton more of serotonin/dopamine/etc. You can throw on some headphones and listen to music and before you know it, the 30 mins are up and you feel better physically/mentally for a good while afterwards, like a couple of days.

I am still a happy individual despite being truecel. I haven't felt something like depression in months. You just need to learn to appreciate the cards you are given and live with it, try to make the best out of it. I am fully indulging in my copes and it's fun and makes me happy, I don't need anything else in life.
 
Skoga

Skoga

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Apr 29, 2024
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Damn if ur already bald then u will have to just get a hair transplant. Cheapest is like 10k for one in turkey including plane ticket. But at nw6 u will just get like a thin nw3 back I think. Can only do so much
Even if I was gymmaxxed and had normal hair I would still be truecel, stop trying I can't be bothered. There's so many things wrong with my looks that it's not worth it.
 
not_there

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Just basic exercise has improved my life tenfold since I was a professional rotter for years, anhedonic, anxious, adhd-tier, I don't think you really have to go full gymcel. A basic 30 minute walk with headphones on listening to a podcast is enough to reap most of the benefits.
2 hour walks daily
Exercise makes me enjoy vidya, anime and other things a lot more. Main reason I do it. 30-60 mins of exercise to spend the rest of the day really enjoying whatever it is that I'm doing, it's fair. You probably won't get bitches if you're a truecel but you'll enjoy life more.
exercise makes me feel like roping, i did sport for 6 years and all the time it was exhausting and mentally draining
At my peak LDAR I was 270lbs
im not overweight nor do my muscle help with confidience

i genially dont understand how to push past this and it doesn't feel like anything changes either when i do..
 
Lain

Lain

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2 hour walks daily

exercise makes me feel like roping, i did sport for 6 years and all the time it was exhausting and mentally draining

im not overweight nor do my muscle help with confidience

i genially dont understand how to push past this and it doesn't feel like anything changes either when i do..
Do you regret being relatively slim, with muscles, somewhat fit? You go on 2 hour walks, doesn't that feel nice for you, isn't that why you keep doing it? Exercise won't magically solve all your problems but I'm sure it's helped you cope with stressors better than you would otherwise, even if you aren't aware of it. An obese person will get a higher spike in cortisol over minor things than a fit person would, one has adapted to the stress and it doesn't impact them to the same level. But I can imagine no friends, no gf and life not being where you want it to be can make you feel depressed to. There's a reason for everything and I think it boils down to biology, with exercise being a core part of helping your biology. Sports might be tiring since you'll have no energy afterwards but something more laidback like walking shouldn't be.

Here are some genes that are turned on which give you positive effects due to exercise.
  • PGC-1α (Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma Coactivator 1-Alpha): Often referred to as the master regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis, PGC-1α controls the creation of new mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of cells. This helps enhance endurance and metabolic efficiency.
  • AMPK (AMP-Activated Protein Kinase): This enzyme is activated during exercise and serves as a cellular energy sensor. Activation of AMPK stimulates glucose uptake, fatty acid oxidation, and mitochondrial biogenesis, promoting energy production.
  • Endorphins: While not genes per se, exercise triggers the release of endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that act as natural painkillers and contribute to feelings of euphoria and well-being.
  • BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor): Exercise increases the production of BDNF, which supports the growth and survival of neurons, particularly in the hippocampus, a brain region involved in learning and memory. This can enhance cognitive function and protect against neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Myokines: These are cytokines produced by skeletal muscle fibers during exercise. Myokines have anti-inflammatory properties and play a role in metabolic regulation, insulin sensitivity, and overall health.
  • IGF-1 (Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1): Exercise can stimulate the production of IGF-1, which promotes muscle growth and repair, as well as overall tissue maintenance and repair.
  • SIRT1 (Sirtuin 1): This gene is involved in regulating cellular metabolism, DNA repair, and longevity. Exercise-induced activation of SIRT1 can have various beneficial effects, including improved insulin sensitivity and protection against age-related diseases.
  • Follistatin: Exercise can increase the expression of follistatin, which inhibits myostatin, a protein that limits muscle growth. By blocking myostatin, follistatin promotes muscle growth and strength.
 
RageSpike

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At my peak LDAR I was 270lbs~ and felt like a piece of dogshit. Self-esteem non-existent with the plethora of negatives I mentioned before. I don't know what's considered ideal, I can only speak for myself, if I don't exercise for a while, a lot of physical/mental issues start to appear. More fatigue, more ADHD tier symptoms, more anxiety, lower self-esteem. Even if you're a pro rotter, it just seems like a waste to not reap the long list of benefits from exercising. I recall reading various studies for example, one in which people were told either to walk for 30 minutes 3x a week or take SSRIs, the walking group mogged the SSRI group. Like how much of a lazy fuck can you be JFL, it's 30 minutes every other day walking outside to get a shit ton more of serotonin/dopamine/etc. You can throw on some headphones and listen to music and before you know it, the 30 mins are up and you feel better physically/mentally for a good while afterwards, like a couple of days.
Damn, I was 210~ lbs when I was forced to take antipsychotics. Now I'm 190~ and dropping weight rapidly after cutting them off. How heavy are you right now? After I fully matured, the lowest I've been was around 170~

Overexercising can be an issue too, you become more irritable but it's rare
I'm only a tiny bit overweight because I only eat 1 meal a day with some small snack in between.
5'4 and 154 lbs, if I wanted to lose even more weight I would just stop eating snacks and stick to the 1 meal. Its enough nutrition for me, I have a small body and dont need more energy.
How old are you? Is 5'4 your max height?
 
not_there

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Jan 3, 2024
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Do you regret being relatively slim, with muscles, somewhat fit?
An obese person will get a higher spike in cortisol over minor things than a fit person would, one has adapted to the stress and it doesn't impact them to the same level.
I think being fat is something that could have finished me off tbh, so true on this, it could have been worse. As for physique if i got more muscles it would be moreso comical, height and frame kinda puts a limit on how far it will do good for you in terms of looks
You go on 2 hour walks, doesn't that feel nice for you, isn't that why you keep doing it? Exercise won't magically solve all your problems but I'm sure it's helped you cope with stressors better than you would otherwise, even if you aren't aware of it.
Just gives more time to get existential, i keep doing it to save money
But I can imagine no friends, no gf and life not being where you want it to be can make you feel depressed to.
I probably could have both, but i choose not to, because it feels unfulfilling and pointless
There's a reason for everything and I think it boils down to biology, with exercise being a core part of helping your biology.
It certainly does for most, why do i seem to be an exception? My parents specifically avoided me getting checked by child psychologists after first visit, now im too anxious to actually go there by myself, do you think its worth trying or psychology sphere isnt too honest anyways?
 
Lain

Lain

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It certainly does for most, why do i seem to be an exception? My parents specifically avoided me getting checked by child psychologists after first visit, now im too anxious to actually go there by myself, do you think its worth trying or psychology sphere isnt too honest anyways?
I think the psychology sphere is quick to assign labels as if it'll be a permanent problem, still, I don't see why not. If your family or you have insurance that'll cover it or if it's cheap, it could be worth doing. If it doesn't help at all, so what, if it does work out, it could be a massive benefit. It sounds like a lot of your problem is existential dread and nihilism which is understandable, been there myself, stoic and zen philosophy helped me out a lot to not view every action I do as utterly pointless. Living more in the moment and enjoying what's going on, doing things for the enjoyment I derive from them, instead of worrying if it has a permanent meaning attached to it in the grand sense of the universe. I believe a lot of the things you tell yourself reinforce your thought patterns, if you believe yourself to be depressed thoroughly and that everything is meaningless/pointless, you'll approach situations that way as well by default.

Getting out of thought pattern loops can be hard though, I think pretty much everyone falls into them, for better or for worse. If you're not satisfied with your life really, it's because your thought loops lead you to consistent decisions which make you feel like shit. Avoidance of others, avoidance of new situations, things that could be interesting and add a spice to life instead of the same routine, maybe? Who knows, I'm not you, people have varied reasons. I boil it down to biology and one's own thinking process (which is just another part of one's biology). If you view negative content 24/7, say like r9k, demoralizing posts that call you pathetic or a loser or something, does that not rub off, just a little bit?

People are really complex and the variables associated with why people feel anything at all can be plenty, the only person that can really find out about all of the variables is yourself, though someone else can help you realize them if you aren't aware of them. I don't think people in general want to directly look at their own flaws, even if it's making themselves miserable. It's somehow more comforting to cope, to get into a comfortable routine, until the situation becomes unbearable and the copes stop working. You see this often with drug addicts, they only tend to truly quit when it's fucked them up to a massive level and it's no longer a cope whatsoever. Until then, they will keep at it.

I love rambling on this forum :feelsok: back to lifting
 
RageSpike

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I think the psychology sphere is quick to assign labels as if it'll be a permanent problem, still, I don't see why not. If your family or you have insurance that'll cover it or if it's cheap, it could be worth doing. If it doesn't help at all, so what, if it does work out, it could be a massive benefit. It sounds like a lot of your problem is existential dread and nihilism which is understandable, been there myself, stoic and zen philosophy helped me out a lot to not view every action I do as utterly pointless. Living more in the moment and enjoying what's going on, doing things for the enjoyment I derive from them, instead of worrying if it has a permanent meaning attached to it in the grand sense of the universe. I believe a lot of the things you tell yourself reinforce your thought patterns, if you believe yourself to be depressed thoroughly and that everything is meaningless/pointless, you'll approach situations that way as well by default.

Getting out of thought pattern loops can be hard though, I think pretty much everyone falls into them, for better or for worse. If you're not satisfied with your life really, it's because your thought loops lead you to consistent decisions which make you feel like shit. Avoidance of others, avoidance of new situations, things that could be interesting and add a spice to life instead of the same routine, maybe? Who knows, I'm not you, people have varied reasons. I boil it down to biology and one's own thinking process (which is just another part of one's biology). If you view negative content 24/7, say like r9k, demoralizing posts that call you pathetic or a loser or something, does that not rub off, just a little bit?

People are really complex and the variables associated with why people feel anything at all can be plenty, the only person that can really find out about all of the variables is yourself, though someone else can help you realize them if you aren't aware of them. I don't think people in general want to directly look at their own flaws, even if it's making themselves miserable. It's somehow more comforting to cope, to get into a comfortable routine, until the situation becomes unbearable and the copes stop working. You see this often with drug addicts, they only tend to truly quit when it's fucked them up to a massive level and it's no longer a cope whatsoever. Until then, they will keep at it.

I love rambling on this forum :feelsok: back to lifting
answer my question nerd
I think being fat is something that could have finished me off tbh, so true on this, it could have been worse. As for physique if i got more muscles it would be moreso comical, height and frame kinda puts a limit on how far it will do good for you in terms of looks
you can choose to get fit/lean instead of bulky. calisthenics might be more suited for you
 
Lain

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answer my question nerd
I'm 175lbs at the moment, the lowest I've been is 165lbs, I still have a little bit of visceral fat left on me but I'm comfortably within a "normal" BMI. I'm 6'3 so it's a normal weight for my height, although I'd like to have a couple more lbs of muscle and be a few % lower bodyfat wise, to look more aesthetically pleasing.
 
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I'm 175lbs at the moment, the lowest I've been is 165lbs, I still have a little bit of visceral fat left on me but I'm comfortably within a "normal" BMI. I'm 6'3 so it's a normal weight for my height, although I'd like to have a couple more lbs of muscle and be a few % lower bodyfat wise, to look more aesthetically pleasing.
damn what a height mogger. when i was 170~ i still looked like a pig. probably need to be 150 or lower here
 
Skoga

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Damn, I was 210~ lbs when I was forced to take antipsychotics. Now I'm 190~ and dropping weight rapidly after cutting them off. How heavy are you right now? After I fully matured, the lowest I've been was around 170~

Overexercising can be an issue too, you become more irritable but it's rare

How old are you? Is 5'4 your max height?
I'm turning 25 next month
 
ShoelessSperg

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So I can stay personally motivated to exercise consistently and to help neetcels stay motivated, I'll be posting in this thread whenever I exercise. My current routine:

UPPER
Benchpress
Rows
OHP
Curls
Farmer's walks

LOWER
Squats
Romanian deadlift
Lunges
Calf raises

REST
REPEAT

Why exercise? It's shown to work better than antidepressants to fight off depression, it's shown to help mitigate anxiety better so than most medication, you're able to cope with stressors better and live a more comfortable NEET life.
  • Physical health: Regular exercise helps improve cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles and bones, and boosts immune function, reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
  • Weight management: Exercise helps in burning calories and maintaining a healthy weight. Combined with a balanced diet, it can assist in weight loss or weight maintenance.
  • Mental well-being: Physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve overall mental health and cognitive function.
  • Improved sleep: Regular exercise can promote better sleep quality and help with insomnia by regulating sleep patterns and reducing stress.
  • Increased energy levels: Exercise boosts energy levels by improving circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body, leading to increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
  • Enhanced self-esteem: Achieving fitness goals and improving physical appearance through exercise can boost self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Longevity: Research suggests that regular exercise is associated with a longer lifespan and a higher quality of life in old age, as it helps maintain mobility, independence, and overall health.
  • Brain health: Exercise has been linked to improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • Stress relief: Physical activity can act as a natural stress reliever by reducing levels of stress hormones like cortisol and promoting relaxation.
  • Disease prevention: Exercise can help prevent or manage a range of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and stroke, by improving blood sugar control, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system.
Exercise routines (free, bodyweight)
Cardio: https://c25k.com/
Calisthenics:


Exercise routines (gym/weights)

Pin squats are good for sticking points at the bottom of the lift usually 70 to 80% of 1 rep max for 1 set of 5 to 8 the. A drop set

Eg

100kg 1 x 8
9
So I can stay personally motivated to exercise consistently and to help neetcels stay motivated, I'll be posting in this thread whenever I exercise. My current routine:

UPPER
Benchpress
Rows
OHP
Curls
Farmer's walks

LOWER
Squats
Romanian deadlift
Lunges
Calf raises

REST
REPEAT

Why exercise? It's shown to work better than antidepressants to fight off depression, it's shown to help mitigate anxiety better so than most medication, you're able to cope with stressors better and live a more comfortable NEET life.
  • Physical health: Regular exercise helps improve cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles and bones, and boosts immune function, reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
  • Weight management: Exercise helps in burning calories and maintaining a healthy weight. Combined with a balanced diet, it can assist in weight loss or weight maintenance.
  • Mental well-being: Physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve overall mental health and cognitive function.
  • Improved sleep: Regular exercise can promote better sleep quality and help with insomnia by regulating sleep patterns and reducing stress.
  • Increased energy levels: Exercise boosts energy levels by improving circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body, leading to increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
  • Enhanced self-esteem: Achieving fitness goals and improving physical appearance through exercise can boost self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Longevity: Research suggests that regular exercise is associated with a longer lifespan and a higher quality of life in old age, as it helps maintain mobility, independence, and overall health.
  • Brain health: Exercise has been linked to improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • Stress relief: Physical activity can act as a natural stress reliever by reducing levels of stress hormones like cortisol and promoting relaxation.
  • Disease prevention: Exercise can help prevent or manage a range of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and stroke, by improving blood sugar control, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system.
Exercise routines (free, bodyweight)
Cardio: https://c25k.com/
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needing to post on a forum to stay motivated is a recipe for disaster unless you are posting yourself lifting itself lifting groups exist on discord that are not cringe but sorta normie filled try those places allot of neets think lifting is gay which is a terrible take imo it’s a natural anti depressant which we all need one of those
 
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I don't know if these are a meme, but I'll find out after they arrive. I could always return them.
 
WestEuropoor

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no way someone unironically put this as a benefit of exercise lol
the other ones are somewhat reasonable (not really when you think for 5 seconds) but this is completely illogical
No it really works and its worth it. After excercising i feel much more relaxed
 
SoupaSilva

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I have been feeling fatigued af lately. My own fault for training hard and gooning hard fir 3 days without sleep while on meth (though still eating lots). Any tips to speed up recovery?
 
Lain

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I have been feeling fatigued af lately. My own fault for training hard and gooning hard fir 3 days without sleep while on meth (though still eating lots). Any tips to speed up recovery?
How can you recover if you never sleep? You gotta take a tolerance break from stims and go and sleep for a long time to recover properly.
 
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no way someone unironically put this as a benefit of exercise lol
the other ones are somewhat reasonable (not really when you think for 5 seconds) but this is completely illogical
high iq excercising/working out is very unhealthy you are just destroying your heart and body for no reason
 
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Exercising is a powerful stress reliever, while it will acutely raise cortisol, your baseline levels will be lower. Exercise triggers the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters and regulate a specific part of your body in order to help deal with that stressor. While it might seem counterintuitive that lifting/running would lower your cortisol levels, it's true. Next time you're stressed out, try going on a jog or exercising a little, soon you'll feel at ease and comfy. I don't think anything on that list is incorrect. I very rarely feel depressed or anxious, when I was sedentary, I would often feel both. My reaction time and memory consolidation is better than it was before, I can learn things easier. My ADHD symptoms are gone and I can focus on vidya for 8+ hours if I need to, I can focus enough to write all of the long posts you see me write all of the time. I used to not be able to focus on anything for more than a few minutes.

There's a metric fuck ton of objective benefits and it's absolutely coping to say otherwise.
of course you trigger it if you start running humans only suppose to run from danger
 
SoupaSilva

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How can you recover if you never sleep? You gotta take a tolerance break from stims and go and sleep for a long time to recover properly.
I've been sleeping most of the day for the past few days besides some walking/interval jogging and cooking/eating. Doesn't usually take me this long to recover idk if it's hydration or something but all this lying around makes my back sore
 
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Doing the 'lower' part of the routine today :feelsok: already did 2 sets of squats.
needing to post on a forum to stay motivated is a recipe for disaster unless you are posting yourself lifting itself lifting groups exist on discord that are not cringe but sorta normie filled try those places allot of neets think lifting is gay which is a terrible take imo it’s a natural anti depressant which we all need one of those
Maybe. I joined a lifting group on Discord, it may be more fitting than this thread. Still, since I've made it, I may as well keep posting in it. I'll be going on vacation in a few days so I won't be posting in this thread for around a week.
 
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So many people buying sv3rige's rethoric and taking it to an extreme rofl MUH humans don't exercise in nature. Except humans did exercise in nature, but more so in a light and moderate way, or do you think the animals would hunt themselves, the trees would come to them and give them fruit, the security of their surroundings would come by default. There was no work to be done, really...

Also, no one is saying your fags should become body builders and subject your body to huge amounts of stress. The key here is moderation and finding an exercise routine you are comfortable with.
 
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So many people buying sv3rige's rethoric and taking it to an extreme rofl MUH humans don't exercise in nature. Except humans did exercise in nature, but more so in a light and moderate way, or do you think the animals would hunt themselves, the trees would come to them and give them fruit, the security of their surroundings would come by default. There was no work to be done, really...

Also, no one is saying your fags should become body builders and subject your body to huge amounts of stress. The key here is moderation and finding an exercise routine you are comfortable with.
It's "extreme" to workout 3x a week? It's far more natural to exercise than to be sedentary. There's little to no downsides from exercising, so long as you eat a diet rich in fat+protein and sleep well, not pushing your body to the point of injury. It makes you feel great mentally, it makes you feel more energetic physically since you have more ATP, women are more attracted to you, there's really no downside to it. This whole "muh stress" thing is cope ITT. You temporarily stress your body out and become adapted to it and become stronger and more resilient to stress in the future and as a whole, even when you aren't exercising. That stress doesn't kill you or shorten your lifespan by any large metric.
 
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It's "extreme" to workout 3x a week? It's far more natural to exercise than to be sedentary. There's little to no downsides from exercising, so long as you eat a diet rich in fat+protein and sleep well, not pushing your body to the point of injury. It makes you feel great mentally, it makes you feel more energetic physically since you have more ATP, women are more attracted to you, there's really no downside to it. This whole "muh stress" thing is cope ITT. You temporarily stress your body out and become adapted to it and become stronger and more resilient to stress in the future and as a whole, even when you aren't exercising. That stress doesn't kill you or shorten your lifespan by any large metric.
It depends on the intensity and duration of the exercise. I see it as like taking sunbaths, a bit of sun is good for your health, but if you're working 24/7 under sunlight it is obvious that you will stress your body and age like milk. I've seen this happen repeatedly in my family, the ones that worked tirelessly always were the ones to die early, and there's even scientific studies to back it up. Exercise has basically the same toll on your body as work does, and it is not uncommon to see athletes of extreme sports dying young or sustaining very bad injuries.

I agree with you that we are supposed to be physically active, my point is that moderation and control is key. If you stop to analyze most of the benefits of exercising, it is about an healthy ratio of exercise + rest. Most of this current "working out" trend is also pushed around for marketing, so it is good to hold a healthy skepticism towards it.
 
Lain

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It depends on the intensity and duration of the exercise. I see it as like taking sunbaths, a bit of sun is good for your health, but if you're working 24/7 under sunlight it is obvious that you will stress your body and age like milk. I've seen this happen repeatedly in my family, the ones that worked tirelessly always were the ones to die early, and there's even scientific studies to back it up. Exercise has basically the same toll on your body as work does, and it is not uncommon to see athletes of extreme sports dying young or sustaining very bad injuries.

I agree with you that we are supposed to be physically active, my point is that moderation and control is key. If you stop to analyze most of the benefits of exercising, it is about an healthy ratio of exercise + rest. Most of this current "working out" trend is also pushed around for marketing, so it is good to hold a healthy skepticism towards it.
Sure, moderation is crucial, if you never recover from exercising, you won't reap a lot of the benefits. There's people on the extreme side who'll take massive amounts of chinese steroids and eat like 10k calories a day and wonder why they feel like shit, that's an extreme too, I wouldn't want to be a juiced up bodybuilder that's fucked up his organs. Being slim but physically fit is ideal, it's all about feeling good about yourself physically/mentally. If you're on roids, with skyrocketing heart rate and blood pressure, something is fucked. For the people who don't take roids, who are natural athletes, who recover properly, they die at a much later date than the average joe. You can see this with the old generation of bodybuilders, a large portion of them are still around. Most athletes that compete at a high level today will take a combo of some of the most dangerous substances known to mankind in order to cheat drug tests (can't detect a drug if it's brand new) and have terrible side effects and die.

There's an optimal level of stress one needs. This is why people drink coffee, for example. What coffee does is stress your body out, it raises up stress hormones, alongside dopamine, at a certain level you get to an ideal zone in which you focus plenty and can do whatever task the most effectively. Too much stress, you burn out and get anxious and feel like shit. Too little, you're distracted and depressed. Working out in a smart way helps put you close to an ideal level. In the case of your family, they worked too much, they were overstressed.
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