Message from StrawberryArmada in Fitness #general

2017-12-10 01:04:40 UTC  

I'll talk to a doc

2017-12-10 01:05:03 UTC  

research laterall meniscus tears

2017-12-10 01:05:31 UTC  


2017-12-10 01:47:12 UTC  

@Deleted User do you experience a lot of knee valgus when squatting?

2017-12-10 01:47:35 UTC  

Valgus? @Nick-NJ#9920

2017-12-10 01:47:58 UTC  

@Deleted User knees bent inward

2017-12-10 01:48:09 UTC  

"knocking knees"

2017-12-10 01:49:02 UTC  

Knees bent inward? Eww. That sounds like snap city

2017-12-10 03:11:52 UTC  

It's very common depending on your skeletal structure. I'm prone to valgus when squatting, and it's the main culprit of my knee pain

2017-12-10 03:14:25 UTC  


2017-12-10 03:14:43 UTC  

Gotta work on that hip strength. I started falling into it for a while But have largely fixed it bow

2017-12-10 03:14:46 UTC  


2017-12-10 03:46:46 UTC  

I have it but not much, may 3-5 degrees of it @Nick-NJ

2017-12-10 18:01:07 UTC  

@everyone Anybody here who went from being in pretty bad shape to being in pretty good shape? How long did your transformation take and what all did you do to get in shape?

2017-12-10 18:02:03 UTC  

how out of shape are you?

2017-12-10 18:02:27 UTC  

how overweight/underweight and where are your baseline lifts right now?

2017-12-10 18:16:44 UTC  

Went from being 230lbs with chest pain and a tobacco problem at the end of 2015 to 170 at my lowest a year ago. That was solely because of diet change. Sedentary lifestyle persisted for a while.
Since then I got more active, going through a few months of daily weight room work, but I lost interest in bulking and bought a road bike.
Ultimately bringing me to today where I’m more interested on cardio and endurance events and functional strength.
It all started by my feeling like shit daily and quitting tobacco and weekly drinking. Little steps and small personal victories work wonders on your willpower

2017-12-10 18:17:25 UTC  

I'm not particularly underweight but I'm kinda small. I have no idea what baseline lifts are

2017-12-10 18:27:15 UTC  

It’s always best to start with the smallest lifts possible (e.g. bar only) in order to master the form

2017-12-10 18:27:46 UTC  

Some exercises like deadlift have 135lb minimum weight since the bar has to rest high enough off the floor

2017-12-10 18:28:45 UTC  

Tbh I've never lifted in a gym

2017-12-10 18:29:03 UTC  

I exercise at work. I don't really have the time or access to a gym.

2017-12-10 18:37:49 UTC

2017-12-10 18:38:14 UTC  

@everyone this should be the Avatar for this chat.

2017-12-10 18:48:10 UTC  

How small are you @StrawberryArmada

2017-12-10 18:49:38 UTC  

@Ben - OH , you can get 25# or even 10# bumper place that are the same diameter as the 45s. Not at your local globogym though.

2017-12-10 18:49:52 UTC  

I am 6'5" and weigh about 160lb

2017-12-10 18:50:00 UTC  

Holy shit

2017-12-10 18:50:06 UTC  

I'm 5' 11" and 160

2017-12-10 18:50:06 UTC  

Y’all and skinny

2017-12-10 18:50:09 UTC  


2017-12-10 18:50:11 UTC  


2017-12-10 18:50:14 UTC  


2017-12-10 18:50:16 UTC  

I used to have an ED

2017-12-10 18:50:17 UTC  


2017-12-10 18:50:26 UTC  

Nigga u a javalin

2017-12-10 18:50:27 UTC  

That's why I don't weight a ton

2017-12-10 18:50:53 UTC  

GOMAD but unironically

2017-12-10 18:51:01 UTC  

I've gained about 30 pounds in the last year and a half or so

2017-12-10 18:51:10 UTC  

You should probably pack on the pounds before you start to lift

2017-12-10 18:51:16 UTC  

130lb and 6'5"