Looking at starting oral min, been on topical with derma roller for over a year with no results besides a flaky scalp. Just curious if anyone here has any input on whether side were noticeable during vigorous activity.
So I’m 20 (21 in two weeks) and a female. I’m heavier than girls my height and age because I’m really into weightlifting and powerlifting. I know I don’t look the weight I am and I should be proud of it but I can not get over my stomach. My tummy is bigger and bloated especially right now due to a lot of hormonal changes because I have a few diseases in my ovaries and changed to a new BC last month. Recently, I have noticed myself becoming more stressed out about my stomach, disliking the way I look, and feeling guilty when I eat or don’t work out (I love food and also haven’t been as consistent as usual at the gym because of new job and traveling). When people compliment me I just can’t accept it because I truly don’t feel pretty anymore. And being my tummy just never seems to get smaller, I feel my confidence lowering. I’m going to start seeing my therapist again and I’m going to mention this concern to her because it has been very sudden and recent that I am constantly worried about my body. Basically I have joined this subreddit to see how others have dealt with it because I don’t really talk about it. I’m here to see what I can do to try to fix my perspective. I don’t want to feel so ugly. I’m going to Hawaii for my bday and I am constantly thinking about how to look better. This sucks. Idk what to do.
Anything you found to improve them?
Long story short, my childhood was quite bad, but as this is not a venting sub I will not be going into detail. As a result I attempt to live out the childhood I missed out on despite my imposing size and ability. I am lucky to have a girlfriend who accepts me when I'm like this.
Edit: thanks for da wholesome award :D
I am a gym member and like many had to find another option after the shut down. I chose Tempo as a renter in NYC with limited space. Now I regret it, kind of.
Pros: Free weights
Cons: Free weights
In a way, especially with new accessories coming, I like free weights but at the gym, the lower weights are already on the dumbbells. With Tempo, a 40 minute class takes me an hour to complete due to changing low-weight plates.
I also find the classes too basic. They seem geared toward people who have never lifted weights. Even the expert level seems basic to me.
The classes don’t target body parts. I selected a chest class and half of it was triceps. Time wasted.
Finally, lifting a heavy barbell over my head is dangerous. So is lifting heavy dumbbells to do chest press. I had to buy a bench and it’s dangerous to bend down to lift heavy.
That said, lifting light or medium has resulted in no results. I’ve had it since Jan. 2021 and have yet to see nor feel any muscle burn. Yet I tried Tonal at a local demo place and felt challenged immediately.
I don’t like the idea of digital dependency. My Tempo is paid for and their new accessories may address my concerns. I am on the fence about it but overall for me, a person who lifts weights and likes drop sets, this has been a headache with no results that I can see.
Most of the hospital admitted covid patients report debilitating symptoms 6 months later. Some of them die. WHAT MAKES SOME BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO WERE NOT ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL IN THE INITIAL PHASE, BUT REPORT THE EXACT SAME SYMPTOMS AS THOSE WHO WERE, ARE SAFE?
WE SHOULD DEMAND RAPID RESEARCH INTO OUR CONDITON, OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT.
Hey everyone. How’s the rec for lifting? Are the squat racks always full?
After re-watching Whitecaps for the thousandth time, Carm talks about how Tony has had quite a time while on her watch. She mentions the "preschool assistant" and the "weightlifter." I'd love to know more about these other affairs and the crazy women he's been with. Add them to the one-legged one.
Also, from a lawyer's point of view, Tony's ability to discuss a situation without technically "telling a lie" is phenomenal. "I did not have an affair with that woman." Of course, to him that's the truth. Cause he just had a one-time thing with her. Just like Artie's restaurant. No, he technically didn't burn it. He ordered it, but he didn't light the match.
He handed in his too weak notice yesterday.
I remember this shirt from years ago but I never managed to grab my own since they had sold out. Looks like they've done another run.
So that's cool.
My middle finger is about 6.5 cm long, and this is putting the brakes on my deadlifts - fingers crap out too fast. I'm working on grip strength, but does anyone have a brand of full-finger lifting gloves they like?
I saw a video of a weightlifter posted on here a while ago. I think he was around 90-100kg BW and he had comically huge traps. Like those things were massive compared to the rest of his shoulders. Not sure what country he’s from but I think he was a Soviet/eastern Europe lifter. I remembers him wearing a blue singlet but I could be wrong. Anyone know who he is? Thanks
Hey ATG fans, I just started the program, really enjoying it. I think its worth the price, I started doing functional stuff like this a while ago, since i started getting aches and pains from Crossfit, weightlifting, and sitting too much, but i like the structure and the philosophy, a great addition to my program.
Is anyone here an Olympic Weightlifter and had success with their lifts? I'm actually a bit advanced for the beginning level, so I add a few supersets with upper body. Gyms are still closed, so I'm struggling with equipment, but I'm managing. Any DIY success stories out there? Cheers
[I'm new here, so if this is not allowed, I'll take it down.]
I stumbled upon this community by chance. To be clear, I've never been vegan, except for several 2-month stints here and there. I've been vegetarian for four years though.
I've always been a runner, but I definitely fit the stereotype of a vegetarian who never got enough protein. Keeping track of my macros didn't even occur to me... until I started lifting in September and realized I was never eating enough protein, even when I was a meat eater (we never ate that much meat growing up, and when I moved out of my parents' house, I stopped cooking it entirely.)
Anyway, since September, I have struggled. I should be getting a minimum of 75g of protein a day. Even when I force-feed myself, I get to a max of 65g (I get nauseated from food during the first few hours of the day, so I am limited to eating between lunch and dinner.) Yesterday, every single thing I ate with the exception of some sautéed onions and spinach and tomato sauce had protein in it. I got to 65g, my highest yet. Some of the things I ate had carbs and fiber in them, but I didn't eat any fruit and barely any vegetables. Surely this is not healthy. In exasperation, I calculated how much protein my boyfriend had during just dinner. Roughly 70g, just for one meal! To be fair, his was protein-heavy as well, but damn if I could get 70g of protein in one meal, then I could actually have room for some fruit, vegetables, and more carbs if I wanted.
I know that it is 100% possible to be a healthy, weightlifting vegetarian, but the sheer amount of food that I have to eat to get the nutrients I need is ridiculous. I'm a small person, and I have tried so hard to eat more like everyone says you're supposed to, and I just cannot do it without feeling sick and/or losing out on all the other stuff I need. I also don't want to have to eat real animals, and at this point, I just can't wait for lab-grown meat to become more mainstream and accessible.
Is there anyone else who stopped being vegan or vegetarian because of fitness-related reasons? What was your experience?