Giving 5/3/1 a try, it's a very barebones minimalist program. If anyone wants a copy of the book, lemme know, I've got the pdf. My current version of it >Monday (Overhead Press day) >OHP 5/3/1 >Lat Pulldowns 5x10 (will become chinups as I get better at chinups, right now I'm heavier than I am strong) >Dips 5x10
>Tuesday (Deadlift day) >Deadlift 5/3/1 >Bulgarian Split Squats 5x10 (these are absolutely brutal, highly recommend) >DB Side Bends 4x20
Kroc Rows, btw, are a gosh darn manmaker. Good Lord, approaching the end of your set, your grip's been failing for the last 6 reps, you've got 3 more to go, your lats feel like they're gonna just blow clean off, it's a beautiful lift.
Dips twice a week is pretty brutal too, I'd never really done them before, but they give a really nice pump.
>>405880 Spot-reduction is a myth, your genetics dictate where your flab ends up and what order you lose it in. I have very lean, defined arms and legs, a slight gut, and then huge disgusting love handles. Sucks brah.
But yeah, if you've got fat in an area you don't like, only way to lose it is to lose fat. Eat less or move more.
I hold a weird simultaneous state of self-deprecation and self-confidence, so I feel I really need a reality check or two. After exams, I think I'll make a post in /soc/'s "rate" threads. Any other suggestions?
Also, been skipping the gym for over a month due to exams (I tell myself) and probably lost a kg or two due to mild stress. Fug.
Starting two weeks from today, I begin BUILDING THE MONOLITH https://jimwendler.com/blogs/jimwendler-com/101078918-building-the-monolith-5-3-1-for-size Including the diet plan (at least 1.5 lbs of beef + 12 whole eggs per day). Probably gonna get fat. Probably gonna get some serious tendinitis from all that volume. Definitely gonna get stronker. I'm so excited.
>>409038 True confidence can only come from within. Exercise might be helpful in building confidence only in the positive effect it will have on your mental state--external validation from things like /soc/ won't make you feel any better other than for a short and ultimately hollow moment. Exercise and eat right because they make you feel better, or to look the way you want to look, not to become "attractive" which is a nonsensical and subjective thing anyway. Learning to love yourself will do far more to make you attractive than getting rid of your love handles.
If you can't find internal validation from self-improvement and becoming the person you want to be, you might want to talk to a psychiatrist about your confidence issues as well, since they could be indicative of depression or anxieties that should be treated with drugs. But keep in mind that you'll generally feel an overall improvement of mental state from healthier lifestyle, too.
One black pooping isn't a sign of impending critical health issues is it (Just something you should watch out for continuing)?
Been sick the past weak with a kidney/bladder infection or something and on the antibiotics, not been eating so much so I wasn't pooping, only a couple of tiny lumps put out like twice (which were the normal brown color) during that period.
Today, its the end of my course of antibiotics, not totally 100% but feelings much better than back then, has an actual meal and everything to herald my return to health. Had a proper lengthy shit this afternoon and just had another one tonight which not overly painful but a bit of a strain after so long without, and I look down noticing the water is too clouded/dark to see the leaving but you think maybe that's partly the urine as well. I wipe and take a look at the paper and the smear on the paper is a really dark brown-black which is worrying.
Black poop is sign of blood in it right, but is it possible to just have this sort of thing as a one-off without a serious cause? Like maybe its just something that happened from all that illness and now my body is starting up again its the dross getting worked out of the system?
>>416086 >Black poop is sign of blood in it right, but is it possible to just have this sort of thing as a one-off without a serious cause? Like maybe its just something that happened from all that illness and now my body is starting up again its the dross getting worked out of the system?
It is entirely possible for poop to be black without being full of dried blood. For example, pepto bismol will turn poop black.
The water should probably be turning a little red if the poop is full of blood, even if the poop itself is black.
That said, the age doesn't matter much--ulcers are one of the number one killers of young men, but on the other hand, antibiotics would be the prescription for curing an ulcer, so if you were on antibiotics you don't need to be as concerned.
But talk to your doc if you're concerned. Also, if your urine is so dark it's making the water hard to see, you should probably be drinking more water--diarrhea and other stomach bugs often get you dehydrated quick, so if you haven't been drinking extra water to compensate, you're probably low.
>>419070 Cheese is made out of milk, so it should have some A, D, and B12 vitamins, plus calcium. It should be healthy for your bones. However I do not recommend too much of it, since cows are fed a lot of estrogen to make them produce more milk, and this filters down the food chain - if you drink a lot of milk or eat a lot of cheese while your body is developing, it will give you a more womanly figure. It's one of the reasons why Japanese women went from flat as a board to being titty monsters in the last generation, since estrogen was introduced into cows' diet sometime in the 80s I believe.
Either way if your problem is struggling to stay awake and feeling tired and irritable, then I'm guessing you need more C vitamins. It is most commonly found in citruses, so eat more oranges, orange/lemon juice, etc. Also, around here early winter is tangerine season, which I personally really like (they are mini oranges, like a snack version of them, and the Clementine variant is seedless and very sweet too). B6 and B7 vitamin also helps, for that you just need to eat more meat.
>>419260 Gay frog water is also turning more and more children hyper allergic to fucking everything. Instead of making everything glutten-free, solve the actual problem. That being what the FUCK causes all this sickness in people for no reason.
>>419276 Or maybe it's just poor upbringing and an unhealthy diet? I mean I had eczema for years as a child, and it turned out to be an allergy as well - I was allowed to eat so much cocoa products that I got allergic to it. It took years to diagnose. I grew out of it eventually, and in the mean time developed a taste for white chocolate (it was cocoa free).
seriously though, the coronavirus is insanely overblown by the media. It's an epidemic in china because it's an incredibly overpopulated place where they eat the dogs off the streets they shit on. Anywhere else, it's not worse than a seasonal flu outbreak.
>>419750 The scaremongering is indeed real. The news site I frequently read had something like 5 pages worth of coronavirus related news only, on the front page. It's a left-wing "liberal" portal, though. The conservative ones only had 2-3 articles out of 10-20. Truth is that so far this virus only killed about as many people as regular flu does every year.
Getting everyone freaked about cities getting quarantined is a way to make people buy excess food and supplies. So in the end fucking nothing will happen, but the supermarkets will make a killing after the panicking people clean them out.
The bad part about that is that you only need a handful of crazies buying up everything; other people will follow suit out of necessity once the aisles go empty (once food goes scarce, you'll have no other choice than to stock up, due to the shortage). This is a self-feeding cycle that does the market good.
>>419752 Well newspapers/outlets do it for the same reason clickbait exists, sensationalism about a thing gets people to buy newspapers or click links and draw attention rather than more light-handed coverage.
Your personal feelings about it seem rather American tribal
Shopping sprees seem to have started over here, but I go to a slightly more expensive store and that one is practically untouched. The cheaper stores have more empty racks than I've ever seen - they are not COMPLETELY empty, but you can notice that one or two spaces are cleared out, which is something I haven't seen ever.
>>419835 Things are quite similar to that over here.
The slightly more expensive supermarket doesn't have any loaves of bread or other specific items but the cheaper one has way way more empty shelves. Newsagents still have day-to-day essentials on the shelves despite being so much smaller.
My mum was going to visit today but I e-mailed her last night asking if we should put put it off, just got in contact with her and she had been thinking the same thing.
Left the house this morning and there was a crowd of people at the big store across the road all clustered together waiting for it to open, twits, if they are so scared they are panic-buying to stock up they should at least realize they shouldn't all be standing together should-to-shoulder in a group of strangers.
I don't get the panic spending. The fuck are you gonna do with 20 kilos of flour? It'll go bad before you have the chance to use it, unless you plan on cooking stuff every single day, and in that case you need a lot of other stuff that will go bad even sooner.
And it's not like stores will suddenly close or go empty.
>>419838 >twits, if they are so scared they are panic-buying to stock up they should at least realize they shouldn't all be standing together should-to-shoulder in a group of strangers. Literally this. >>419839 >And it's not like stores will [...] go empty. Parts of it can, the panic spending creates a feedback loop. Probably not 'going empty', but creating a perceived shortage, prompting more hoarding from those who didn't buy earlier.
>>419842 The British government has ordered the closing of pubs and restaurants to combat the spread (not sure who was dumb enough to still be going to them). Presume that also includes small takeaway places? Maybe they still deliver.
Reporting no cases is very misleading. If a country does no tests, it will report no cases. For example: - New York does the most tests, so they have the most cases. - Germany counts deaths as those only caused by COVID-19 and nothing else, if the victim has another illness next to coronavirus, they will count it as a death caused by (some other illness). Consequently they have the lowest death cases in Europe, even though they are not faring any better.
An african shithole of a country will most likely just have no tests done, and the amount of deaths caused by this virus won't even register next to the death tolls caused by a near constant state of civil wars, famine, ebola, HIV, etc. Same reason why China only reported a hundred thousand cases (they stopped tallying and started cremating people) or India not getting any cases so far.
Fact is that as of now the virus is everywhere, chances are even you might have it.
>>419918 >An african shithole of a country will most likely just have no tests done, and the amount of deaths caused by this virus won't even register next to the death tolls caused by a near constant state of civil wars, famine, ebola, HIV, etc. I got curious and looked up a list of recent epidemics. In 2000 onwards, the epidemics which had over 1000 reported deaths affected: >2008: Zimbabwe, cholera >2009: Worldwide, swine flu/H1N1 >2010: Haiti, cholera (ongoing) >2011: Congo, measles (ongoing) >2013: West Africa/Worldwide, ebola >2015 : India, swine flu/H1N1 >2016: Yemen, cholera (ongoing) >2018: Congo, Uganda, ebola (ongoing) >2019: Congo, measles (ongoing) >2019: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, dengue fever >2019: Worldwide, COVID-19 (ongoing)
>>419920 Those are just the reported deaths. Do you think every illness related death in Africa gets reported? They don't even get diagnosed. Things like malaria there are like the common cold over here.
My fitness is suffering because I can't do my full daily walk each day. Even in the times of Lockdown there's too many other people out on the streets or the beach for me to be comfortable being out long.
So /baw/ I just finished a course of Omeprazole and was not aware of the "rebound acid hypersecretion" that hits you after you stop taking it. Right in the middle of this bullshit about a super flue I'm being fucked by my guts ejaculating acid and it apparently lasts for 2 weeks after you stop. More than a week and a half to go then before it should settle down.
>>420007 Well, Covid is just a super powerful flu that attacks your lungs, while ebola liquifies your insides, so that's kind of expected.
And when the fuck did Soul Calibur turn into Dragon Ball Z? I used to like it because it had the most realistic and fluid character movements I've ever seen in a game (not counting the stupid shit like Cervantes teleporting or the gimp moonkwalking on all fours). This anime posing is pretty fucking stupid and kinda breaks up the fluidity of the game. But then, I haven't played it since maybe Soul Calibur 2, so what do I know.
Actually, I take that back. It's not a matter of stupidity. Most people just have so much going on that they can't accept to change their daily course of life, they just want to get on with it. They can't be arsed to deal with changes like that.
The virus and everything is just some shit they read about in the news.
>>420181 It depends on place to place, up a bit north from me I heard young adults were heckling old farts for not keeping their distance. Whodathunkit, the young are often the wise. I've generally noticed people locally taking it seriously, either that or they're all holed up working from homewhenever I'm out...
>>420352 I wouldn't know about gut problems, we have several strong local type of drinks as well as many thermal waters - both which are effective against it. I get panic attack induced nausea more often than actual stomach issue induced ones (which was a problem in itself, and I only realized it was all just a "fake" stomach ache when I got actual stomach problems that forced me to threw up).
As for sweating while sleeping, that only happens to me if I drink too much water before going to sleep, or if I wake up in the middle of the night to drink some water. More water intake = more sweating, basically. No idea how this relates to your case, however.
>>420354 Do you actually have diarrhea or vomit, or all you do is feel nauseus, weak on your legs? The latter is one of the many ways how anxiety manifests. Feeling cold, sweating, and shaking legs are some others I've experienced. When I get the chills, I immediately know I'm having an attack, then I will get nausea. I only had shaking legs once, at which point I said to myself that this is getting ridiculous and willed myself to go on, after which the anxiety faded away.
I've went to all sorts of doctors for a period, thinking I had stomach illness, but nothing was found. Then many years later I finally figured out I was actually having panic attacks. This helped me get over the problem. The other was a time I had an actual stomach ache that forced me to wake up midnight to vomit; it was a completely different gut feeling than just the standard anxiety-induced nausea, which made me realize the difference between the two. Since having stomach problems is one of the things I fear, and in turn what gives me anxiety, I sort of "faced my fears" on that one, and actually did not have panic attacks for a while after that. Eating in public is still what gives me the worst anxiety, due to the fear of having stomach problems.
>>420356 And the medicine helps? Sounds you got something more serious than just anxiety attacks. Don't know what else to say but to experiment with changing your eating habits. I know that most of my stomach issues are caused by my bad eating habits (I have 1 or 2 meals a day, but then I gorge on it like a pig, and I do not eat much if any fruits).
>>420586 What did you expect, they have been rioting in masses for the past month. Easy way for the virus to transfer like that. Even if they weren't, they are generally not adhering to quarantine rules either, unlike Europeans, so it would transfer faster regardless.
People are saying hoe Corona will kill as many people as the Spanish flu, but keep in mind that that happened when most of the world was war-torn, and the total populace of the world was significantly less. We'd need to hit a quarter billion in dead to get the same relative numbers.
And honestly? I hope we will reach that. The world is too overpopulated.
>>420741 It's going to stay fucked until all the stupid people catch it, after that it will be limited in how much damage it can go. So expect it to continue for quite a bit more. Until the end of the year minimum. Unless the virus mutates and re-infects, things will get crazier if that happens.
Also note that significantly more people already caught it, and healed up from it - on many people, it has the symptoms of a mild flu. I had two flus this winter, back to back, so I wouldn't be surprised if I already had gotten it way back then.
>Would anyone here actually go out to a bar or sit-in at a restaurant today? I would not because I have agoraphobia.
>>420743 No sickness will make you immune to it, they just force your body to produce antibodies to defeat the sickness, which is how you recover; after which your body still "remembers" the virus for a time, and upon detecting it, it will start producing antibodies before it can get severe enough. But this is not permanent immunity, it goes away with time, otherwise people wouldn't catch a mild flu every year. Vaccines work the same way, they contain weakened viruses that "trick" your immune system into producing antibodies. It's why you have to take some vaccines again and again, because they only last so long depending on the virus.
COVID is like a turbo flu. It's much deadlier, much faster acting, and your body has less time to work on passive antibodies (the early warning system of your body) because it is too busy producing active antibodies that combat the already raging illness. So you can get it again faster.
That's not the real problem though. The real problem is that it spreads so fast that it overloads our healthcare system (not enough intensive care units), and it may even leave permanent damage in your body. Our aging populace can make the entire effect much worse too.
Live next to a shitty beach, slept in and had to go food shopping early afternoon, the streets were fucking THRONGED by careless idiots in a neverending crowd. Would have wished nothing more to gun them all down.
>>420935 I don't even get how this is supposed to work. Is it saying that dying of covid-19 is a good thing? Also, why are the elderly not in the same line when covid-19 is more likely to kill the elderly?
Popped out to the shops to pick up a few needed items, thought it would be okay being that it is late at night, no. There were fucking crowds of retards out in the streets or standing infront of pubs. Notably there was this big group of people blasting music in a playground.
Someone walked up and stood right next to me when waiting to be served in the store, asked them to move back and they gave me shit and told me to fuck off.
>>421240 People are just selfish and only give a shit about their own thing. I didn't consider the mask thing serious when they first became required either, and got some shit over it, but at last I understand that I deserved it.
don't worry though, those assholes will likely get covid and die - it's fucking natural selection at work. And as long as you wear a mask, the chances of you getting it is significantly lowered.
>don't worry though, those assholes will likely get covid and die I wish. Some of them will but not many, the death/hospitalization rate is low overall. Hopefully it's enough to meaningfully affect communities and shake them into understanding (like if two friends or relatives got it).
It seems like lockdown state will be lowered around here, restaurants and bars will open again etx. This is actually the annoying part, where instead of remaining consistent the degree of response keeps moving up and down.
>>421491 >Is it possible to be woken up by it being too cold? Indirectly but yes. The cold will lead to discomfort, so if you throw yourself at night you'll be more likely to wake up.
>My arms which are the only parts really exposed are tingly like my body was cutting off the flow of blood to them to maintain core temperature. I think that's more likely to happen because you slept in a pose where pressure was put on a blood vassal, slowing down the blood flow. I usually sleep on my side and every once in a while, if I rest my head under my arm, it will completely cut the blood flow and I'll wake with a numb arm. It becomes heavy, I cannot move it, and when the blood circulation goes back it will hurt a lot, plus it also makes my heart beat like a jackhammer until it is done. I've been trying to avoid that if I can since I'm older now and I'm worried that my heart will only be able to take so much.
>>421649 No, I look at computers and see videogames/porn. Things have been kind of bad recently moving into the winter months and guess I've been comfort-eating to deal, thus the most likely cause. (These aren't my first, original ones developed in my younger years on my fat fucking thighs. This is just the first time I've seen them on my torso thus the shock)
>>421750 I'm not even sure I have such problems, I just looked up the symptoms online. For the past week, no matter what I ate, I had a vomituous taste left in my throat, plus my stomach has been feeling weird lately (feels all swollen but empty). After eating, I always tended to cough up a lot of fluids but a few days ago the tea I drank came up spontaneously as well.
I need to see a doctor with it, problem is that due to the Covid crisis, I'm not even sure if that is even possible.
So, I should probably ask a better source at some point, but to toss it around here too: Last year, I had what seemed to be some serious allergies, so I got perscription allergy medicine. This January or Febuary, after we first heard of Covid but before the lockdowns, I had a day where I had a lot of trouble breathing all of a sudden.
Going outside seemed to help for some reason, but I my breathing didn't feel comfortable in the house long until after I took both allergy pills, and had to keep taking those for a while. Soon after that, I read that one of the ways Covid causes damage is by inducing a cytostorm, which to be seemed to fit a similar description to an allergic reaction.
Also, more recently, it seems like there's some research into using allergy medecine for covid along somewhat similar reasoning of it preventing inflammation.
But in general, what I'm asking is, should I tell people I know who have Covid to try using allergy medecine, be it over the coutner or whatever else they can get?
>>422024 What sort of allergy medicine? There are many different allergies, and I have pollen allergy myself (hay fever is what the brits call it I think). The pills I take for those prevent me from having nonstop runny nose, which not only makes my days... livable, for one, it also allows me to sleep properly. But the best effect is that, since I don't have nonstop runny nose while sleeping, the junk does not pile up in my nasal area, from where it does not empty for weeks or months.
In fact I seem to be having that latter effect for the past month or two, despite allergy season being over. I may consider taking the hay fever pills during winter too. I suspect it's because I do not clean my place often enough, so the pollen gets stuck in the dust in my room, so it affects me even during winter.
On another note I also seem to have some breathing problem right now, which gets better when I move around or have a window open. I'm hoping it's just placebo with what the covid test I'll have to take. But it sure is odd that I have a bunch of minor, seemingly unrelated issues jumping up from seemingly nowhere. Plus I have no idea from where I could've gotten covid either, considering that I don't go around people to begin with, other than the stores where you have to wear masks.
>>422026 Yeah, I was also thinking maybe I was just having some sort of panic response. Also having ongoing sinus issues past allergy season, especially draining as phlegm, but my sinuses are just like that a lot for who knows what reason anyway.
>>422031 >Also having ongoing sinus issues past allergy season, especially draining as phlegm, but my sinuses are just like that a lot for who knows what reason anyway.
That's what I described too. Since I can't blow my nose when sleeping, the phlegm builds up and takes a while to drain. Actually it seems to build even when my nose isn't runny. Maybe it's just another issue that comes with age.
My breathing seems to have improved after eating a bit, I guess it was just the pizza I had earlier, the one I ordered tends to make me feel extremely dehydrated even when I'm not. That and sitting all day long probably did not help (and would also explain why I didn't have it when going out to the store or opening the window - what helped wasn't the clean air but just that I got off my ass.
>>422510 See now that actually makes me want to do some exercises. I used to love Mortal Kombat, if my parents told me to work out by practicing bicycle kicks, I probably would've done that regularly for years.
Scratched my ankle on the bed a couple of days ago and slapped a bandaid on it, took it off today and there was quite a bit of pus in the lining and the wound looks a little larger if anything. Might need to go pick up something at the store to give it a proper cleansing.
I'm having neck/head pains for a while now, and I can feel the tension in my neck when turn my head a lot. I can also make my neck "pop" every once in a while. It's probably time to visit the chiropractor, but I'm not sure if I can during the lockdown bullshit.
Also I'm have a slight dizzy spell right now, which I'm attributing to a combination of my attempt to normalize my sleep cycles this week, plus being very late with my dinner and also being tired and sleepy due to being awake for so long. I hope it's nothing serious and it will go away after I sleep it off.
>>423069 Do stretches and twists every day with no exceptions. That includes your entire body (especially shoulders). When you sit change positions constantly, and rotate your chair (if you don't have a rotating chair what are you doing with your life??) Neck "pops" are mostly due to a relative lack of smoothing fluid in your joints, some people are just like that. It will never fully go away.
>>423069 Sorry for double reply. If you are not a strict materialist, I have an answer for your second concern. One of your chakras is malfunctioning/leaking. Find a way to fix that. Short term solution is taking short naps whenever possible. If you are a strict materialist this will sound like bullshit.
I may have either an issue of the bladder or type 2 diabetes. Probably don't and am just getting anxious over random temporary changes my body is going through, but would certainly love to be able to get a general checkup from the docs.