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2021-04-23 8:51:54 AM  
In January I was really depressed after gaining 20lbs. High weight was 264lbs.  I went on the bully diet (got a couple of guys to bully me) and have lost 30lbs (234lbs this morning).

It can be done.
 
2021-04-23 9:54:55 AM  
This dude looks like a different person. He's going to need a whole new wardrobe.
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2021-04-23 9:59:34 AM  
It's the running 10k or six miles everyday. That will burn a lot of day off.
 
2021-04-23 10:02:23 AM  
Well his hair did not fall out so he did something wrong somewhere.
 
2021-04-23 10:11:16 AM  
100 situps, fine. 100 squats, I'll make it. 100 pushups? fark maybe I'll work up to it eventually.

6 MILES? a day? I think it would take me 6 hours every day. That alone would carve me into Adonis, unless I was chugging a donut smoothie from a foam dome while I did it.
 
2021-04-23 10:22:30 AM  
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2021-04-23 10:26:17 AM  
I was always impressed with Herschel Walker.


What was Herschel Walker's workout routine?
He started doing sit-ups and push-ups as a kid, as many as 5000 a day and still to this day he does 750-1500 pushups every day as well as 3000 sit ups. He also mixes in 1,500 pull-ups, 1000 dips, and 1000 squats every day. For cardio, he will run up to 8 miles and do sprints as well
 
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2021-04-23 10:39:25 AM  
It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s
 
2021-04-23 10:56:38 AM  

grimlock1972: Well his hair did not fall out so he did something wrong somewhere.


You also have to not use A/C in the summer or heat in the winter.
 
2021-04-23 10:57:17 AM  

zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s


It's easy to do it in your 50s. Just have to start somewhere.

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2021-04-23 11:01:21 AM  

moothemagiccow: 100 situps, fine. 100 squats, I'll make it. 100 pushups? fark maybe I'll work up to it eventually.

6 MILES? a day? I think it would take me 6 hours every day. That alone would carve me into Adonis, unless I was chugging a donut smoothie from a foam dome while I did it.


Unless you have something wrong, that should only take you between 60-75 minutes.

And like all the rest it's something that's easy to work up to by doing a little more each day.
 
2021-04-23 11:05:41 AM  

zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s


I'm 42 and I'm doing 100 squats 100 situps and 100 push-ups a day. I also work 10 hours a day and have life responsibilities. Plus going to the gym for at least 90 min a day starting at 5am.

What's your next excuse?
 
2021-04-23 11:34:41 AM  

Private_Citizen: This dude looks like a different person. He's going to need a whole new wardrobe.
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I lost a good amount of weight myself, during the last year. Just being at home and eating better, and also eating a bit less. And I'm hoping to get a new job once I'm fully vaccinated, but realized I now need to buy an entire new wardrobe. The only things that still fit me any more are tshirts and hoodies. All my work clothes and jeans gotta be replaced.

Good problem to have though.
 
2021-04-23 11:39:25 AM  
I'd describe him as scrawny. The first couple of lockdown months I was depressed and stopped eating. I had the same "after" body type. Then I started compensating for the boredom by cooking and working out. I'm back to my middleweight boxing form.
 
2021-04-23 11:44:57 AM  
I drank the same. Lost about 10 lbs while covid was a thing.
 
2021-04-23 12:00:15 PM  

Aezetyr: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

I'm 42 and I'm doing 100 squats 100 situps and 100 push-ups a day. I also work 10 hours a day and have life responsibilities. Plus going to the gym for at least 90 min a day starting at 5am.

What's your next excuse?


Remember: if you are doing something to better yourself, someone who never has will question it.
 
2021-04-23 12:04:41 PM  

kibbled: It's the running 10k or six miles everyday. That will burn a lot of day off.


People roughly burn 100cal/mile and a pound is roughly 3800cal, so you have to run a lot to drop weight. If you really want to burn calories ya need a solid mix of aerobic and anaerobic to succeed (interval training is your friend), because you're going to plateau quickly without added resistance. Which is kind of what this is. Course, if they guy had some dumbbells too, he'd be way better off.
 
2021-04-23 12:25:52 PM  

Aezetyr: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

I'm 42 and I'm doing 100 squats 100 situps and 100 push-ups a day. I also work 10 hours a day and have life responsibilities. Plus going to the gym for at least 90 min a day starting at 5am.

What's your next excuse?


Rheumatoid arthritis, a rare brain disorder that causes severe and constant pain, and blown-out knees, hips, shoulders, and neck. I'm lucky to be able to walk, let alone do all that crap.

Stop being an ass about it.
 
2021-04-23 12:39:34 PM  
I took advantage of working from home all year by doing what I called a "voluntary commute".  I averaged 9000 steps a day for about 4.5 miles a day.  Lots of weight training too.  I dropped 53 lbs and muscled up.  Oh, and I'm 65.
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2021-04-23 12:45:22 PM  
I recently started paying attention due to diabetes, not even really dieting until this week. (My A1C was down to 8.4 from 9.9. Yay! And my next one should actually be good) Without even trying I dropped fifteen pounds since my last weigh in.

/replaced chips with nuts
//need to learn how to properly season my nuts
///slashies
 
2021-04-23 1:00:35 PM  
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2021-04-23 1:03:39 PM  
*religion has entered the chat*
 
2021-04-23 1:36:49 PM  
Let me see those gains, bro!!
*Clicks article*
Bro! What happened, bro!? This is the opposite of gains!!! Bro!!!!!
 
2021-04-23 1:48:45 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I'd describe him as scrawny. The first couple of lockdown months I was depressed and stopped eating. I had the same "after" body type. Then I started compensating for the boredom by cooking and working out. I'm back to my middleweight boxing form.


Same here. I went a little nuts with the exercise and ended up Forrest Gump'ing it. Stupid is as stupid does. I'm more of a skateboarder than a jock so I had no idea what I was doing and made my workout routine by stealing ideas from YouTube and running a shiat ton every night. I probably watched hundreds of videos for at home workout ideas, but for example the channels Calisthenicmovement, FitnessFAQs, and KneesOverToesGuy are all very good and informative. I actually did see the One Punch Man videos in my sidebar occasionally, but I never clicked those.

I want to stress that I had no idea what I was doing and totally Gump'd it. I just felt like running. I started working out at home with free weights and would also run 9-15 miles a night usually. I figured rest days were for pussies and kept up this routine for a few months until I gave myself runner's knee and couldn't bend my leg for at least a week. I fully recovered from that pretty quickly, but then altered my routine to run less and focus on body weight exercises. I was an idiot with that too. I saw a lot of 100 push up a day for a month type challenges on YouTube and figured I'd try that, but it got way too easy so I double it, then started doing it both morning and night.  Then morning, afternoon, and night. It got to the point I was doing around 1000 varied styles of push ups a day. I'd time it and do 10 push ups a minute for x amount of minutes. I'm not 100% sure it was the push ups since I was also using two chairs to do dips, but I ended up hurting my shoulder similar to the runner's knee. It wasn't too bad, but my shoulder hurt and felt very unstable like it was going to pop out so I took a couple months off to recover.

During my hiatus I spent a lot of time looking up calisthenics and finally bit the bullet and bought some $30 exercise rings off Amazon. Fantastic purchase. They're a great full body workout. In January I started doing the "Recommended Routine" from Reddit's r/bodyweightfitness. It's pretty great. I've made far more progress in the last few months than I did in the whole previous year. I'm definitely a hell of a lot stronger. I've been eating like Fat Mac from Always Sunny the entire year and at 6' 180lbs I'm finally starting to look a little ripped. Pre-pandemic I was skinny fat around 170 and a few months in I had dropped to a gaunt 150.

TL/DR: Get yourself some exercise rings if you want to look like 1 punch man.
 
2021-04-23 2:12:35 PM  

Aezetyr: starting at 5am.


Not trying to start anything here, but I'm genuinely curious when you go to bed every night.
 
2021-04-23 2:30:56 PM  
I got roped into an exercise group amongst my friends (thought I was joining it just so I could see how they were doing while derby is still on "COVID" break, but nooooo! I have to participate too...GDIT!). However, it kind of was good timing as a friend I haven't seen in a decade is coming to visit in a few weeks. So now I have someone to bug me to do the treadmill, lunges, etc. But at 158 lbs, it's more making muscle and tightening up the middle than anything else at this point. Now if I could just stop eating Lil Debbie snack cakes at 3 am....
 
2021-04-23 2:35:48 PM  
Just turned 40 and I'm in the best shape of my life. In my tiny little one room house in the woods, I have a stationary bike, 95 pounds in wearable body weights, two 20 pound dumbbells, two 30 pound dumbbells, 20 pound slam ball, weight bench, and gym grade inversion table.

Should be in a lot better shape now that I list all the shiat out like that, but I am by nature a very lazy man and also baker by trade so I have a lot working against me.
 
2021-04-23 2:40:28 PM  

gnosis301: Aezetyr: starting at 5am.

Not trying to start anything here, but I'm genuinely curious when you go to bed every night.


Can't speak for them, but my routine starts at ~ 0500 and bedtime is ~2130.  I will say this fwiw, if people really examine their lives and all the time wasters in them, there are lots of places to take time back. Most "busy" people I know aren't really. They're just very unorganized or trade productive time for non-productive time without examining the deal.  Also, it's not uncommon for people who get regular daily exercise to sleep better and need less of it. Quality>quantity.
 
2021-04-23 2:41:11 PM  

Wobambo: Just turned 40 and I'm in the best shape of my life. In my tiny little one room house in the woods, I have a stationary bike, 95 pounds in wearable body weights, two 20 pound dumbbells, two 30 pound dumbbells, 20 pound slam ball, weight bench, and gym grade inversion table.

Should be in a lot better shape now that I list all the shiat out like that, but I am by nature a very lazy man and also baker by trade so I have a lot working against me.


95lbs of "wearables!?"
 
2021-04-23 2:50:41 PM  

BafflerMeal: Wobambo: Just turned 40 and I'm in the best shape of my life. In my tiny little one room house in the woods, I have a stationary bike, 95 pounds in wearable body weights, two 20 pound dumbbells, two 30 pound dumbbells, 20 pound slam ball, weight bench, and gym grade inversion table.

Should be in a lot better shape now that I list all the shiat out like that, but I am by nature a very lazy man and also baker by trade so I have a lot working against me.

95lbs of "wearables!?"


40 pound vest, 4 10 pound wrist/ankle weights, 2 5 pound wrist/ankle weights, and 2 2.5 pound gloves. I rarely put it all on together, but of course I have because. And when I have the five pound weights just get put above the ten's on my legs.
 
2021-04-23 2:56:25 PM  

Wobambo: BafflerMeal: Wobambo: Just turned 40 and I'm in the best shape of my life. In my tiny little one room house in the woods, I have a stationary bike, 95 pounds in wearable body weights, two 20 pound dumbbells, two 30 pound dumbbells, 20 pound slam ball, weight bench, and gym grade inversion table.

Should be in a lot better shape now that I list all the shiat out like that, but I am by nature a very lazy man and also baker by trade so I have a lot working against me.

95lbs of "wearables!?"

40 pound vest, 4 10 pound wrist/ankle weights, 2 5 pound wrist/ankle weights, and 2 2.5 pound gloves. I rarely put it all on together, but of course I have because. And when I have the five pound weights just get put above the ten's on my legs.


Gaoddam. Nice set.
 
2021-04-23 3:04:38 PM  

BafflerMeal: Wobambo: BafflerMeal: Wobambo: Just turned 40 and I'm in the best shape of my life. In my tiny little one room house in the woods, I have a stationary bike, 95 pounds in wearable body weights, two 20 pound dumbbells, two 30 pound dumbbells, 20 pound slam ball, weight bench, and gym grade inversion table.

Should be in a lot better shape now that I list all the shiat out like that, but I am by nature a very lazy man and also baker by trade so I have a lot working against me.

95lbs of "wearables!?"

40 pound vest, 4 10 pound wrist/ankle weights, 2 5 pound wrist/ankle weights, and 2 2.5 pound gloves. I rarely put it all on together, but of course I have because. And when I have the five pound weights just get put above the ten's on my legs.

Gaoddam. Nice set.


Thanks - love that vest and it can still wreck me some days, but mainly cause I insist on jumping around and singing whenever I put it on.

See My Vest! (The Simpsons)
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/but seriously, it's awesome
 
2021-04-23 3:42:15 PM  

BafflerMeal: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

It's easy to do it in your 50s. Just have to start somewhere.

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also helps when your job is to work out.
 
2021-04-23 3:50:52 PM  

tom baker's scarf: BafflerMeal: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

It's easy to do it in your 50s. Just have to start somewhere.

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also helps when your job is to work out.


Just for the record, he did all that from zero, years before any of the videos. He had a whole military career before working out was his job.

/Your point does have some merit however
 
2021-04-23 4:14:13 PM  
I have something of a similar tale, albeit not quite so quick. At one point I was approaching 400lbs, and hit 370. Over about 4 years of steady changes in lifestyle, diet (including tracking everything that goes into my mouth, and learning to get to 400cal slurpee instead of the 2000cal milkshake), and exercise, I got down to a peak low of 167.

After Covid hit, I've been bouncing between a low of 169 and a high of 192 over the last year, usually about 180 on any given day. It's all been keeping track of that calories in/calories out rigorously. Ill totally still have days where all I eat is ice cream and tater tots, but keep the portions controlled and most days eat salads and lean chicken. Get those 10k steps in every day, a couple weekly workout sessions of fencing/calisthenics/etc for an hour or so, maybe toss in a weekend hike, and I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life, and lighter than any point sincr middle school.

Can't quite bring myself to do the Saitama workout however. That takes a level of intensity ive never had the willpower for (fark sitting there for 100 pushups), much less any of the crazier routines. That takes cajones.
 
2021-04-23 4:26:02 PM  
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2021-04-23 4:30:41 PM  

zbtop: I have something of a similar tale, albeit not quite so quick. At one point I was approaching 400lbs, and hit 370. Over about 4 years of steady changes in lifestyle, diet (including tracking everything that goes into my mouth, and learning to get to 400cal slurpee instead of the 2000cal milkshake), and exercise, I got down to a peak low of 167.

After Covid hit, I've been bouncing between a low of 169 and a high of 192 over the last year, usually about 180 on any given day. It's all been keeping track of that calories in/calories out rigorously. Ill totally still have days where all I eat is ice cream and tater tots, but keep the portions controlled and most days eat salads and lean chicken. Get those 10k steps in every day, a couple weekly workout sessions of fencing/calisthenics/etc for an hour or so, maybe toss in a weekend hike, and I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life, and lighter than any point sincr middle school.

Can't quite bring myself to do the Saitama workout however. That takes a level of intensity ive never had the willpower for (fark sitting there for 100 pushups), much less any of the crazier routines. That takes cajones.


I highly recommend the Zen Labs Fitness "challenge" series of apps like this one:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de​t​ails?id=com.zenlabs.challenge.pushups

It drives a nice progression and takes some of the programming overhead away.
 
2021-04-23 4:45:43 PM  

BafflerMeal: zbtop: I have something of a similar tale, albeit not quite so quick. At one point I was approaching 400lbs, and hit 370. Over about 4 years of steady changes in lifestyle, diet (including tracking everything that goes into my mouth, and learning to get to 400cal slurpee instead of the 2000cal milkshake), and exercise, I got down to a peak low of 167.

After Covid hit, I've been bouncing between a low of 169 and a high of 192 over the last year, usually about 180 on any given day. It's all been keeping track of that calories in/calories out rigorously. Ill totally still have days where all I eat is ice cream and tater tots, but keep the portions controlled and most days eat salads and lean chicken. Get those 10k steps in every day, a couple weekly workout sessions of fencing/calisthenics/etc for an hour or so, maybe toss in a weekend hike, and I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life, and lighter than any point sincr middle school.

Can't quite bring myself to do the Saitama workout however. That takes a level of intensity ive never had the willpower for (fark sitting there for 100 pushups), much less any of the crazier routines. That takes cajones.

I highly recommend the Zen Labs Fitness "challenge" series of apps like this one:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/det​ails?id=com.zenlabs.challenge.pushups

It drives a nice progression and takes some of the programming overhead away.


Cool, ill check it out thanks!
 
2021-04-23 5:24:10 PM  

SMB2811: Unless you have something wrong, that should only take you between 60-75 minutes.


stop run-shaming me you farkin ironman shiatposter
 
2021-04-23 5:31:36 PM  

zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s


Well, easy no.  Hell of a lot easiER - yep.
 
2021-04-23 5:44:38 PM  

Aezetyr: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

I'm 42 and I'm doing 100 squats 100 situps and 100 push-ups a day. I also work 10 hours a day and have life responsibilities. Plus going to the gym for at least 90 min a day starting at 5am.

What's your next excuse?


I'm lazy.
 
2021-04-23 5:59:30 PM  

Aezetyr: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

I'm 42 and I'm doing 100 squats 100 situps and 100 push-ups a day. I also work 10 hours a day and have life responsibilities. Plus going to the gym for at least 90 min a day starting at 5am.

What's your next excuse?


Are you me? Bc same on age/everything! Good work homie, it's a grind but well worth it.
 
2021-04-23 6:04:35 PM  

moothemagiccow: 100 situps, fine. 100 squats, I'll make it. 100 pushups? fark maybe I'll work up to it eventually.

6 MILES? a day? I think it would take me 6 hours every day. That alone would carve me into Adonis, unless I was chugging a donut smoothie from a foam dome while I did it.


Are you me? Everything on that list is doable except the 6 miles. That's the deal breaker. I could barely run one mile when I was trying a couple years back.
 
2021-04-23 6:10:44 PM  

gnosis301: Aezetyr: starting at 5am.

Not trying to start anything here, but I'm genuinely curious when you go to bed every night.


Wake up at 4:15 for the gym opening at 5. Around 3 PM my energy starts to plummet. There is another drop around 730 PM. I try to get in bed by 930 at the latest, but usually shoot for 830.

I have no kids and barely a girlfriend tho
 
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2021-04-23 8:14:17 PM  
I did a One Punch Man today! Second one this week.

My regular routine is everyday that I go to work, I do a Two Punch Man (at least 5km, 50 pushups, 50 squats, 50 sit-ups).

In the before times, I would do this on foot as my commute home (I'm very lucky to live about 3km from my office). I've kept it up since the pandemic, and now it's how it disengage from work.

I started about 3 years ago with just walking home, rain, snow or shine, about 3km. I started running for small portions of the trip, slowly working up to uninterrupted running the whole route. Then I started gradually adding distance in half kilometer increments.

Sometime around getting to 5km, I watched One Punch Man on a lark and totally latched on to the workout. I figured there's no way I can do 10/100/100/100, but 5/50/50/50 seemed doable.

Most of all, I don't need to think about it. I don't need to learn about calories or carbing up or any of that exercise bs, I just need to turn off my brain and go. Spotify is worth every penny.

I've been at 7km/50/50/50 for over a year. I moved up to minimum 8km about a month ago. I spend about a hour and a bit on it every workday. I don't really track my weight, but I've gone down 4 inches on pant sizes since starting a few years ago. I generally eat fairly healthy, try for mostly vegetables. I drink in moderate amounts, but don't think twice about it.

It's all part of Operation Don't Die Young

/ Early 40s
// It 44 km this week, a new personal best
///3ees
 
2021-04-23 8:34:00 PM  
That's the joke.

One Pan Man is a parody of Shonen manga from Jump. The genre has a lot of long, impossible seeming training arcs. Goku in a space ship at hundreds of time  gravity for literally months of real world time in the Freiza saga is something most farkers  might be familiar with.

So just like conservative cyclist Mumin Rider is the parody of the over the top super motorcycle riding Kamen Rider,  Saitama's workout is just a reasonable real world basic workout routine. The discrepancy between his god-like power and humble fitness regime is hilarious. Great show
 
2021-04-23 11:05:28 PM  

zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s


Ran like 100 miles a week for a year in my 20s
 
2021-04-23 11:08:20 PM  

BafflerMeal: *religion has entered the chat*


Pray the fat away!
 
2021-04-24 3:02:56 AM  

WilderKWight: Aezetyr: zez: It's easy to do that when you're in your 20s

I'm 42 and I'm doing 100 squats 100 situps and 100 push-ups a day. I also work 10 hours a day and have life responsibilities. Plus going to the gym for at least 90 min a day starting at 5am.

What's your next excuse?

Rheumatoid arthritis, a rare brain disorder that causes severe and constant pain, and blown-out knees, hips, shoulders, and neck. I'm lucky to be able to walk, let alone do all that crap.

Stop being an ass about it.


then you have an excuse and the poster isn't talking about you. And you know that,
 
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