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Welcome to Fitness! 663 Board owner 09/30/2019 (Mon) 01:11:40 No. 1 [Reply]
Welcome to /fit/ - 16chan's Fitness Board.

This board is dedicated to the discussion of all topics fitness and health.

Please check the global rules and board rules before posting:
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Back Pain General Anonymous 10/02/2019 (Wed) 19:44:17 No. 21 [Reply]
I have had back pain in the past from lifting heavy things at work with a fucked posture. It ended about a month after I quit, and that was two years ago. Now my back pain is back and different. It doesn't ache all day like it use to. It only hurts at the bottom of a weighted squat. I tried stretching, but that has had no effect. I tried slowly working up the weight starting with the bar, but that only made it worse. Now it hurts to sneeze. What the fuck is going on /fit/? I wasn't lifting when I hurt my back, and I don't see how I could of possibly hurt it.
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>>21
swimming is pretty good for your back.
also you could try strengthening the muscles that surround your back, such as the hip and glutes etc. sometimes when the surrounding muscles are fucked up it can manifest in areas other than where the true problem is. stretch them glutes and go hiking.

sincerely yours, /ted/
>>22
what this guy said and not doing anything is gonna make it worse, Ive fucked my shit up multiple times in my back but I still deadlift and squat now with zero pain cause having muscles and strength around that area is gonna help
>>21
Partly in for answers, but work glutes and abs especially. Do gay exercises like side leg lifts actually work really good for glute min development
>>21
Get into pilates nigga. Or just static holds in general. You need to work on postural support & supporting your joints. Balance your gainz with some health preservation.
Go to chiropractor.

Fasting Thread Anonymous 11/02/2019 (Sat) 13:33:47 No. 67 [Reply]
What activities do you do during a fast? I'm starting a 60 hour fast now, with only water and sugar free energy drinks being the only things I'll consume. During this time, I will be trying to distract myself from hunger.
Damn. This thread died faster than a baby in an abortion clinic.

I miss 8chan /fit/. This place sucks ass.

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Shit ankle mobility Anonymous 11/03/2019 (Sun) 12:22:23 No. 68 [Reply]
I've been doing a good bit of squatting for since the start of the year, albeit admittedly with quite a few lengthy breaks due to a lack of self-motivation, and preoccupation with other things. I had been squatting for 3 times a week, and started off with the 5x5 program, later altering it to a 5 set x 8 rep in order to work a bit on endurance as well as pure strength, as I found that building strength alone, without much endurance was kneecapping me when lifting heavier weights. The best I got to is 5 sets x 8 reps at 100Kg, before I started to ponder on my technique, which I knew was kinda shit, but for the most part just went along with it anyways. To put it simply, I can barely break parallel without falling over, and my back is way more horizontal than it should be when squatting down. I looked into it and came to the conclusion that my ankles are restricting my mobility greatly, specifically my right ankle, which is way tighter than my left.
I looked online for some guides, and found a few exercises and stretches that are supposed to help, like the weighted dorsiflexion ERC, and another one, whose name I can't remember, but is basically putting your foot as flat as possible against a wall, and pushing your leg in, decreasing the angle between the leg and wall, and stretching the muscles that way. However, I can't seem to get them working. I tried the first exercise, and placing a weight and pushing the knee out seems to not do anything; it just forces me to lift my heel, and trying to resist that just prevents any movement or stretches. The second exercise seems to be a bit more effective, although I feel stretching in the calves, much higher than I think I should, and am unsure if I'm doing it right. Are there any better/more effective exercises/stretches that can improve ankle flexibility, am I doing it all wrong, or should I keep going with the wall stretch thing?

Pic related is the second exercise, more or less.
>>68
the best ankle/calve stretch ive found is just leaning forward on something and putting your foot back and stretching the calve and ankle, additionally you could also get weightlifting shoes that help with that problem. Really though Ive found that ankle mobility is kinda a meme when it comes to squatting, you really dont want your knees going forward a whole lot, if you watch the stongest squatters their knees stay almost stable in the squat they do not go forward, really i think sitting back gets you much more power even when you go high bar but I dont know everyone is different, all I ve found is that when i stop pushing my knees forward and sat back more my knees felt a whole lot better
>>70
like look at this guy hes squating atg but he knees really dont go forward very much he sits back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftonX5zBrHU

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NECK EXERCISES Anonymous 10/02/2019 (Wed) 09:29:33 No. 16 [Reply]
Train your neck!!
Your body has to be in balance.
https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-get-a-thicker-neck

Here's a starter for beginners.
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>>24
I'm not going to watch your youtube video , but the best two exercises I've found for fixing standard "cell phone neck" are
1. Swimming the backstroke
2. A soccer drill where you do a sit up then head the ball (requires a second person to toss, trade off after 12 reps)
>>24
it's not a youtube vid, it's just a list of exercises.
Only do static exercises, bending the C spine is a recipe for trouble.
>>23
Nice beard.
>>16
Is the beard included?

Remember your spine anon Anonymous 10/30/2019 (Wed) 04:47:50 No. 66 [Reply]
Chiropractic adjustments and spine stability may hold the key to an improved life. Flow of blood, energy of soul and mind. Increase in awareness.

Anonymous 10/08/2019 (Tue) 05:24:47 No. 33 [Reply]
So this is going to be a pre-2012 /fit/ but with fuck all people?

How many of you guys lift more than 1/2/3/4
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>>33
1/2/3/4 is currently right where I'm at at 188, I'm always caught between wanting to cut and get stronger. Program rec for getting these lifts up (especially bench and ohp)? Sleep may be the biggest issue for me rn.
>>54
Ive been doing 531 for bench and have gotten some good gains from it, as for OHP i feel like you need more volume than 531, usually I use a longer 14 week program that I made that starts with high reps and tapers down while adding weight as such most programs follow this method
>>33
tfw I only do calisthenics, and not even regularly

I fucking dropped out of college and since then haven't been to the gym bros... JUST my life up
>>57
Thanks anon, dips and db bench have been helping me lately but trying 531 again might be a good idea. I guess I just felt like I was losing leg strength on that program, maybe I wasn't hitting the last set of the major lifts as hard as you're supposed to.
>>62
I definitely agree, I felt the same when I did it for squats, I really like higher total reps on squats, I just feel like its easier to grind out reps than other exercises, thats why I just use 531 for bench and deads and then higher rep stuff for OHP, squats

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Anonymous 10/08/2019 (Tue) 22:59:36 No. 36 [Reply]
Im strongest on this board worship me
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>>38
post lift fag
>>38
also get your eyes checked thats fucking parallel, I bet youre one of those 2pl8 "warriors", no one is impressed by your weak beltless 2pl8 atg squat pleb
>>46
nah, you're an inch high
>>36
ha ha ha fucking 5ft10 manlet
>>59
actually im 5'11 3/4 KING OF MANLETS to you

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/fraud/ - dead imageboard edition Anonymous 10/07/2019 (Mon) 00:03:35 No. 30 [Reply]
whats up faggots
up the dose
> losing your hair for some gains
Nah
>>31
>t. nattycel
take the roid pill
>>31
if you lose it on roids you were gonna lose it anyway

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Skateboarding Thread - No Wrestlers Allowed Edition Anonymous 10/01/2019 (Tue) 05:54:45 No. 11 [Reply]
Claiming this board in the name of Skateboarding.

What tricks are you're learning, anon?
I've been working on my moving ollie. Learned to do nose stalls on a curb a couple weeks ago. Now I'm working on pop shuvits and making my ollie higher. Getting back into skateboarding after a 15 year hiatus, but was mostly just hanging out with skaters back in the day, not really progressing or taking it serious.

But I noticed I feel better after I skate, it's just fun. The Tired skateboards videos get me super hype to skateboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BRZoqUTD5M
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>>51
nice. I'm getting really halfway-competent at little mini-ramp 50-50s. feels fucking great to be able to finally do them.

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