Message from StrawberryArmada in Fitness #general
I'll talk to a doc
research laterall meniscus tears
@Deleted User do you experience a lot of knee valgus when squatting?
Knees bent inward? Eww. That sounds like snap city
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
Gotta work on that hip strength. I started falling into it for a while But have largely fixed it bow
@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?
how out of shape are you?
how overweight/underweight and where are your baseline lifts right now?
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
I'm not particularly underweight but I'm kinda small. I have no idea what baseline lifts are
It’s always best to start with the smallest lifts possible (e.g. bar only) in order to master the form
Some exercises like deadlift have 135lb minimum weight since the bar has to rest high enough off the floor
Tbh I've never lifted in a gym
I exercise at work. I don't really have the time or access to a gym.
@everyone this should be the Avatar for this chat.
@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.
I am 6'5" and weigh about 160lb
I'm 5' 11" and 160
Y’all and skinny
I used to have an ED
Nigga u a javalin
That's why I don't weight a ton
GOMAD but unironically
I've gained about 30 pounds in the last year and a half or so
You should probably pack on the pounds before you start to lift
130lb and 6'5"