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by mobikwa
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

Re: Overtraining

You seem to have forgotten to strength train your legs. I know, you run 4 miles a day, but running is completely different from strength training and there is no reason to neglect the biggest muscles in your body. Lifting weights releases testosterone, test helps build muscle but also helps burn fa...
by mobikwa
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Its been a while so I think Ill post an update. On Sept 1st I moved, there was much lifting and carry stuff down stairs, into a truck, out of a truck and back upstairs. I was sore for a while. I guess I twerked my back or something because I couldn't lift as much after that. Things got hectic with s...
by mobikwa
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: post-SS workout
Replies: 21
Views: 3596

Re: post-SS workout

SS cannot work on a cut. You can't rest in time for the next workout. Ive tried and failed a week into it, when I started eating more I stopped failing.
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721070

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that I am technically obese again.

But I am in the normal body fat range for a male my age...

Stupid BMI
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490068

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

refuses to pull out. I never pull out :wink: No, I hate that too. I was pulled out into the intersection making a left, light turns yellow then red, I see someone who is going to make a right on red (coming from the opposite side of me) but I have to go Im in the intersection. I time myself so Ill ...
by mobikwa
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

On a totally unrelated note, I'm thinking about one of these body fat monitor machines (specifically this one. ). Any thoughts around their utility? Those are horribly inaccurate. You can measure yourself, get a number, drink a glass of water, measure yourself again and lose 5% body fat. Go for the...
by mobikwa
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grip Strength
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Grip Strength

I love training my grip. I use the captains of crush grippers, they sell them in increasing resistances up to the level 4 which I think only 6 or 7 people in the world have ever completely closed them. http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/opencms/Main/captainsofcrush.html There are other ways to exercis...
by mobikwa
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Trying to fill out
Replies: 11
Views: 2373

Re: Trying to fill out

how long do your workouts take? I rest like 6 minutes between work sets and i still come out at about 75 minutes. Those 6 min breaks are filled with playing ipod games but they could easily be filled with reading. I sometimes have trouble getting enough food because I go to sleep so early but stayin...
by mobikwa
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

8/21 workout 23

Squat: 245
Bench: 205
Chins: BW + 25

Since I was an idiot and did an arms workout yesterday instead of resting I failed on the bench, got 3, 4, 3 reps out. Chins were hard but I got em.

Then I did dips
1 x 5 x BW
1 x 5 x BW+45
1 x 2 x BW+90
1 x 5 x BW+45
1 x 15 x BW
by mobikwa
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 72061

Re: Personal Records

Weighted dips PR: Bodyweight (205) + 90 lbs for 2 reps
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

8/19: workout 22
Weight ~ 206
Squat: 245
Press: 135
Pull up: BW +20

Form breakdown on squats, Ill keep it at 245 next workout
Press went up super easy, finally got the daddy plates up
Felt discomfort in my rotator cuff so I just did 2 sets of BW pull ups.
by mobikwa
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout 21: 8/15 Squat: 235 Press: 130 Chins: BW + 20 Finally got that goddamn press 3x5! Workout 22: 8/17 Squat: 240 Bench: 200 Dead: 270 Got greedy on the bench, went for the 10lb jump, got it on the first set but failed on 2 and 3. Did 185x3 after. Then did 3 sets with 80 lb dumbbell (bench) 4, 5...
by mobikwa
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: Attempting to gain weight

Also, the 123 was measured after eating, and I think the 115 was on an empty stomach, so that's probably part of it. If you really want to monitor your weight, you should weigh yourself in the morning after getting out of bed - and only then. Doesn't have to be when you first wake up, just make sur...
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout 20 8/11 Squat: 225 Press: 130 Deadlift: 265 Squat + Deadlift went great. Failed on all 3 sets of Press. Workout 21: 8/13 Squat: 230 Bench: 190 Pull ups: BW + 10 All went great. Did dumbbell bench after barbell bench, 1x6 75lb 1x5 85lb 1x1 95lb Dips at the end, 1x5 BW+45 1x3 BW+70 1x6 BW+45 I...
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: Attempting to gain weight

rda is 0.8g protein/kg body mass. so, like ~10% of calories. 40% seems really high. now, i can see a body builder needing more than your average person, but they also eat more total food. so if you're increasing total calories and percentage of calories, isn't that a ridiculous amount of protein? d...
by mobikwa
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Alright, havent updated in a while so Ill do a mass update. Workout 14 7/28 squat: 215 all good Press: 125 Failed on rep 5 set 3 Deadlift: 240 all good Workout 15 7/30 Squat: 205 all good Bench: 165 all good Pullups: BW all good Workout 16: 8/1 (went home for the weekend, went to a gym I dont normal...
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3382

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

I fail to understand your "tits" argument. Real food has "trace vitamins and minerals"? I think I've heard that before on a commercial for Cheerios. How's that different from taking a multivitamin? No one is recommending a diet of protein shakes. Those "trace vitamins and m...
by mobikwa
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3382

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

Whey protein IS real food. As mentioned above, it's just extracted from milk during the cheese-making process. No one seems to have problems with buying/eating flour, or olive oil, or any number of other ingredients that have been processed. Ever seen a field of flour, or a lake of olive oil? Just ...
by mobikwa
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: Attempting to gain weight

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I know. That's what I was saying. Cheese is something like 25%/35%/40%, which is quite far from optimal if you're eating it for protein. It's good WITH stuff, but by no means is "eat cheese!" good advice for health unless you're an Olympian.


Gotcha. Now I agree with you.
by mobikwa
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: Attempting to gain weight

Cheese is only something like 8% protein, and has a lot more fat and sugar than protein. You'd need to eat a LOT of cheese to get enough protein to balance out how much fat you're taking in. Skim milk has a lot better fat/sugar/protein ration, and egg whites have one of the best ratios out there. I...
by mobikwa
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: Attempting to gain weight

It's like cheese, except with actual protein in it. What is this pseudo protein that is in cheese and how is it different from the protein in eggs? Here I was under the impression that both milk and eggs were complete proteins with all of the essential amino acids. For specifically gaining muscle M...
by mobikwa
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3382

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

So that's my first post, be nice :D and because I'm kind, and just to end for clarity, the TL;DR version of the post 1) Are protein shakes and bars healthy? or are you better sticking to natural sources 2) For fat burning is a healthy mix of cardio and weights the way forwards? 3) Are the diet prot...
by mobikwa
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

Ha... I agree, but our opinions aside, I think it has come up a couple of times in the forum and no one has yet, IIRC, come up with any scientific evidence or studies, so for now I'm sticking with my statement. Huh, just did some research and discovered that meal frequency doesn't make any differen...
by mobikwa
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

which is empirical, no one knows for sure if it helps or not, but it helped me not be hungry all the time if nothing else It does help. The main benefit of eating 5-6 small meals per day is that they keep your energy levels up, your blood sugar levels even and your metabolism ticking. I try and liv...
by mobikwa
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Engineering Econ question
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Engineering Econ question

Hey folks, I am helping a friend with his homework since it has stumped him. I have taken the course he is in already but this question is driving me insane! A hospital bought a machine at a cost of $40000. Maintenance cost is expected to remain constant throughout the life of this machine at $2000 ...
by mobikwa
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 72061

Re: Personal Records

Gears wrote:I can clean more than I can deadlift.
Wtf :?


Clean = Deadlift to knees + explode up

Your form has to be off.
by mobikwa
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout #12: 7/24 weight: 190lb (why am I not gaining weight? Im eating like 4500 calories a day! I notice I am not gaining any fat, maybe Im losing fat while gaining muscle???) Squat: 210 Press: 120 Pullups: BW + 25 FAILED on: squat rep5 set3, press rep5 set1, press rep5 set3, pull ups rep 4 set 1!...
by mobikwa
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

The thing about diets and why they fail is because of the mentality of, "I'm going on this diet to lose x pounds and/or look better. Once I achieve my desired results Ill quit the diet and keep the results." People go back to eating and living how they were before the diet and the weight c...
by mobikwa
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout #11 Weight: 191 Guess the weekend weight was delayed in coming in, or I couldn't read the scale on Monday. Squat: 205 Bench: 175 Deadlift: 225 Shrugs: 3x8 225 Chin ups: 1x8 BW Dips: 1x10 BW Failed on the last rep of Bench, got to halfway and it just wouldn't go up. An asshole was waiting for...
by mobikwa
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout #10 (I think) Weight: 185 lb For what I ate this weekend I am surprised at how little weight I gained... Squat: 3x5 200 Press: 3x5 115 Pull ups: 3x5 BW+32.5 Squat and press went very well but struggled on the pull ups. Ended up doing 4 sets, first 3 were for 4 reps each and the last was for ...
by mobikwa
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490068

Re: Rant Thread

Why are people such assholes? Especially my family! When I was 300 lbs they complained that I need to lose weight, now that I'm 180 lbs and living better and using some supplements (multivitamin, fish oils, flax seed oil, Vit C, B12 complex, glucosamine and condrotin, green tea) they bitch at me abo...
by mobikwa
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Alright, how about I just stick with 115 for the next press workout? Sounds good to me. Given that you made the final set of 5 after failing on the second, the rest between sets seems to be your limiting factor at the moment. Listened to your advice, not a working set rest was less than 5 minutes, ...
by mobikwa
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

I would recommend that you don't drop back on the press, you've only missed one rep so stay where you are and get all of the reps next time. A 115 lb press for 3x5 is pretty heavy for a 183.3 lb novice. I don't think you'll be able to make 5 lb jumps going forward. Now would be the time to switch t...
by mobikwa
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout #8 Morning weigh in: 183.3 lb Squat: 3x5 190 Press: 3x5 115 Dead lift: 1x5 200 Lifted with a friend today, he said my form was good the whole time. So that's good. I dropped weight in the past 2 workouts, but I didn't drop enough weight on the press, failed on rep 4 set 2. Rested more than u...
by mobikwa
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

A lot of people starting to get fit will see a rise in their weight just before it drops. This is usually because of retained water. To get an accurate reading of your weight, stand on the scale before breakfast, and weight yourself naked. You'd be surprised how much weight clothes are. Don't worry...
by mobikwa
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Workout 6 was on Thursday; squat, press, pullups. I went to a new gym to lift with this guy I met online (man date). He was an experienced lifter who was going to watch my form and make sure I was doing everything correctly. Turns out he doesn't do barbell squats, only smith machine squats... He doe...
by mobikwa
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.
Replies: 71
Views: 9179

Re: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.

There are variations to SS out there. Practical Programming is the one that I am doing now. It subs out powerclean for pullups/chinups alternating. These are not approved by Rippetoe btw. Rippetoe wrote Practical Programming. There's a second novice program in the book for lifters reaching the end ...
by mobikwa
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.
Replies: 71
Views: 9179

Re: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.

I'm still not sure whether I want to follow the SS routine or not. Due to a bit of free time, I did some thinking and came up with this: Does this look like a good routine to you more experienced people? What do you mean "due to a bit of free time" Do you have more free time and would lik...
by mobikwa
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mobikwa's transformation and blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: Mobikwa's transformation and blog

Just a quick post now, will update more tomorrow. The holiday weekend, holy shit I ate a lot. I figure I had about 6000 cal per day! Just weighed myself, it is inaccurate since its at a much different time than my usual weighins and I have a few meals in my belly still... Get ready for this... 187 :...
by mobikwa
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.
Replies: 71
Views: 9179

Re: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.

bbq wrote:I was thinking of starting one of the Starting Strength routines, but with a few extra isolation exercises added in.

Good/bad idea?


I'm a hypocrite for this but I would just go with SS, leave the extras out for the first month or so... that workout is very taxing on your body.

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