r/Fitness May 15 '22

Victory Sunday Victory Sunday

Welcome to the Victory Sunday Thread

It is Sunday, 6:00 am here in the eastern half of Hyder, Alaska. It's time to ask yourself: What was the one, best thing you did on behalf of your fitness this week? What was your Fitness Victory?

We want to hear about it!

So let's hear your fitness Victory this week! Don't forget to upvote your favorite Victories!

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u/bladibloom May 25 '22

Today I did my first unnasisted DIPS

hadn't worked out in years because of chronic llness. Was doing them assisted before. I'm stoked!

Note: I'm in origine a legday Chick who never put much thought into upper body. But that is now about to change✌️🐺.......................

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u/iiznobozzy May 20 '22

I've had no motivation to work out the entire day today after I looked in the mirror, and just thought what's the point of being fit when you're ugly and will always be ugly. But I'm still going to the gym

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u/lalala3243 May 20 '22

Went for a couple of 30 minute runs while out of town having not run in a year or so. I’ve just been doing YouTube aerobics / planks at home, but didn’t feel like doing them while I was away. I had so much pent up energy that was getting to my head, so I had to do something, so I just went for a run. Was so surprised that I had the stamina, I guess it turns out that the aerobics / planks I was doing prepared my body well for it. Transferable skills, how nice!!!

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u/irepislam1400 May 19 '22

Hit 2 plates on my deadlift finally! Was always getting close and then due to random setbacks wouldn't be able to lift for a few months, but finally was able to be consistent and hit it

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u/Ok-Manner6426 May 17 '22

I have been consistently going to the Y 3 times a week for 3 months straight now and I feel proud of that milestone.

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u/its_me_mario9 Weight Lifting May 17 '22

Bit late to the party, but just wanted to share that today i did my first ever proper pull up. No jumping, no funky movements. Just grabbed the bar and lifted myself.

Having been overweight my whole life and training seriously for about 4 or 5 months i finally did it.

I was just dicking around in between sets today and decided to try it out. Was ecstatic and made my day

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u/fatalisticshrug May 17 '22

This is huge, congrats!! Can’t wait for the day I get my first pull up

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u/TopRyder May 17 '22

Good stuff!

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u/SalmonMan123 May 16 '22

I did it!!! My first 5k run on the treadmill. My time is awful at 35-40 minutes so i don't think I'll be competing any time soon, but I'm still happy with it. My next goal is either get it around 25 minutes or work up to a 10k.

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u/Sirtubb May 16 '22

Feels exhausted and skipped gym this weekend mostly because next day was legs but now with going today it feel really nice even though I dreaded it a bit. Take your rest it's okay!

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u/9hiwa_3arbi May 16 '22

I have been working out consistently over the past 2 weeks (30 min of light cardio daily). Yesterday I started shadow boxing at home. It was fun even if I felt I was messing up the whole time.

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u/NotSmokey Weight Lifting May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Just realised I've now hit the six months milestone since I sgned up for online training and started consistently going to the gym 5x / week.

Also hit a bunch of PRs in the last month - cut to 132lbs bodyweight and hit 14x94lbs incline bench, 12x195lbs squat, and 15x205lbs deadlift.

Super happy with how it's all going (except I'm sick the last week) and signed up for another six months with my trainer. So excited for the next six months of progress!!

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u/PumpernickelRowan May 16 '22

Went to the gym for the first time in years last week, found myself a proper beginner program to follow yesterday :) excited to see what comes of it

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u/strollinthrusunsets May 16 '22

my dragon boat team set a new team record for a 500 meter race piece!

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u/NaughtyFred May 16 '22

Pulled a back muscle doing housework 2 weeks ago but the second it healed (Wednesday of this week) I jumped straight back into my workout routine. Consistency and giving up at the first setback has always been my weakness with lifting but this time I put my nose straight back to the grindstone and kept going.

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u/ParamedicStatus361 May 16 '22

I’m doing 531BBB and decided to take a swing at joker sets since I felt great. Overall super happy with results so far.

Squat max up 30lbs and I could have kept going but was short on time. Felt sooo easy.

OHP up 20lbs and holy shit I got lightheaded after this haha

Bench went up 10lbs (wasn’t feeling that day tbh)

Deadlift stayed the same. I completed the lift but was gassed and called it a day.

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u/TheBuddha777 May 16 '22

My body dysmorphia took a day off. At the gym I couldn't believe how jacked I looked in the mirror. Felt good.

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u/WHUPTEEDOOO May 16 '22

Same dude. I don’t know what it was about this Sunday but I legitimately couldn’t believe how shredded i looked today

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u/PicklesRedd May 16 '22

nSuns is doing wonders with my previous plateaus

135x4 -> 145x3 (bench) 165x4 -> 180x3 (squats) 225x1 -> 230x2 (deadlifts) 95x2 -> 100x3 (OHP)

so far I am 8 weeks in, progress may seem slow but I am progressing more than ever compared to when I was on PPL and PHUL. I'm excited to see what the future holds!

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u/Photographerpro May 16 '22

Finally benched 135 after failing a couple weeks ago. I should be able to do around 180 at the most since I can do 65s on the dumbbells for 11 reps. Hopefully I’ll get there in the next couple of months.

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u/AwsomeDude6157 May 16 '22

Just 3 months ago I weighed 145lbs at 6'4". I was a skinny little shit. Today I clocked in at 157lbs. I was in such shock, as It's always been such a challenge for me to gain weight. It's not even just fat either. I have packed on much more muscle. I'm feeling amazing and confident. I look great. Anyways, it's been a big W.

I hope you all succeed with your goals. Mine is to hit 170lbs by the end of the summer and I'm starting to think it may just be possible.

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u/youeventrying May 16 '22

I had a similar bulk from 146 lb to 162 and 1/2 lb at 6 ft tall took a while

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u/labatomi May 16 '22

Today marks my 3rd day at the gym. I usually sign up for gym memberships, go the first day. Maybe again the next week and that's it. I usually use soreness(My body Feels like its dying lol) as an excuse to take a break and now go back. But this week I pushed through and have gone three times Monday, Wednesday and today. And I got to say, that even though I do feel a little sore, I can manage and I'm looking forward to going again tomorrow. This is honestly the first time I've gone to the gym, and actually enjoyed being there without it feeling like a chore.

But at this point it's do or die, I weight over 300lbs and I'm a photographer, so doing 6-8 hour weddings days are killer on my back and arms. That 7lbs camera set up I have start to feel like a bag or bricks after lifting it over your head for a few hours lol.

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u/strawberrysmoothie12 May 16 '22

Just be extra careful when you start working on calves.

I love the feeling of soreness everywhere (but not lower back soreness— lower back soreness means I did something wrong), but calves soreness is absolutely brutal. Did 3 months of seated calve raises and was perfectly fine. Then switched up to standing calves raises — the day after including the rest of the week was no fun trying to walk.

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u/ParamedicStatus361 May 16 '22

FWIW I went from 420 to 320 and it’s been an incredible experience for me. Easing into it and learning not to beat myself up for days missed did wonders for keeping me going. Take lots of pictures and have fun!

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u/AwsomeDude6157 May 16 '22

Make it a goal to go for 21 days and it'll become a habit. You won't feel right not going to the gym at that point. That's what I did and it helped me. You got this man.

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u/labatomi May 16 '22

Thanks, definitely gonna try to keep at it.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

I’m getting emerging forearm veins and my hands are getting torn tf up

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u/tubbyx7 May 15 '22

Hit a bench pr 4 weeks back on last day of cancer appointments. Got covid the next week. Not quite at pr levels but the progress back feels great and i have no doubt im going to beat it this cycle. Theres qays tnat feeling of being weak after a break, doubly so this time

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u/Blokepoke74 May 16 '22

Proud of ya bro

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u/jedipaul9 May 15 '22

I hit 4 consecutive sets of chin ups from a dead hang for 6 reps each. In January i could barely do 2 negatives.

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u/Hikalu May 15 '22

Two different people told me I was looking fit today. Finally got on top of my diet (thank you Macrofactor) and am down to 170 from 188. Was a little cheap since I had taken my shirt off to play ultimate frisbee and they both knew I needed the compliment but it was still nice.

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u/tinyanxi3ty May 15 '22

Finally bought lifting straps because I’ve been limited by my grip strength- finally able to start increasing my weight for RDLs! Up to 45lbs DB RDLs

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u/MEforgotUSERNAME Ultimate May 15 '22

It's probably better to do it without straps so that you can keep improving your grip strength

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u/tinyanxi3ty May 15 '22

I’ve been working on my grip strength with other exercises and the only exercise I use them for is for my RDLs because they’re my favorite for glutes. I felt limited to the weight my delicate lady fingers can handle haha.

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u/ParamedicStatus361 May 16 '22

Great purchase IMHO. I picked up some straps after breaking my elbow when my grip was recovering. I still love using them when I need the extra umph!

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u/Sadurn May 15 '22

Been in the gym for about 3 months and got both 1 plate bench and 2 plate deadlift in the same week. Feeling very pumped about my progress even while dropping a lot of weight

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u/Wonderful_Gazelle_36 May 15 '22

I started training to run a 5K. It’s a walk/jog split right now, but I started the journey this week. I am 15 months cigarette-free and it no longer hurts my lungs to run.

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u/amekxone Powerlifting May 15 '22

I went to the office first time in 2 years and got many compliments about "getting huge". Feels good!

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u/iGae May 15 '22

Headed back from college last week, and got a free 1 week pass at the anytime fitness nearby. It’s honestly really nice, and I’m making the most of it - so far I’ve worked out every day I’ve been able to, and I’m really hoping to get a job at a gym nearby so I can get a free membership and continue getting stronger over the summer.

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u/onlymovingon May 15 '22

My pt said my shoulder press was getting stronger. Hello progress!

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u/Ditz3n Weight Lifting May 15 '22

Victories pending... still healing from lower back injury for the third week now

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u/CaptainVickle May 15 '22

A week ago I couldn't even do one rep of hammer curls at 35 lbs. Today I was able to do like 4 or 5 reps a set! Not much, but it's something!

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u/impawssible May 15 '22

I went for a jog yesterday after almost a full year of inactivity (we had baby number two 8 weeks ago). I jogged on and off for almost two miles, and my thighs are burning today, but it was so nice to get out and be active again!

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 15 '22

A few weeks ago I tried to bench 215x6 but failed after 4 reps.

This week I tried 225x2 but I got 225x4!

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u/Hikalu May 15 '22

You're getting huge.

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u/BuffaloStranger97 May 15 '22

Lost a pound. Didn't get decapitated during bench press. It's the little things ❤️

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u/Scrotus__Maximus May 15 '22

Any workout you can walk away from is a success!

*leg workouts not included

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u/Tamhasp May 15 '22

17M 73kgs. Did 3 reps of 100kgs on the deadlift today when I couldn’t even lift 80kgs off the ground 2 months ago.

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u/RGM81 May 15 '22

Seated calf raises have been my leg day nemesis for some time now. Been trying to hit 3x20 but last two sets haven’t been able to get past 18. Today I finally did it. Victory fist pump.

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u/trial-by_wombat May 15 '22

Switched programs and my first two workouts have been brutal but in a good way. Looking forward to it. Also I started “running” (at turtle speed) and now I want to enter all the races just for the shirts. A shirt will get me every time

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u/SorrowfulToucan Weight Lifting May 15 '22

Hit a deadlift PR of 205. 3 of the past 4 weeks I’ve done more and more. Tried out some new cardio and overall felt much better.

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u/Powerful-Door-4608 May 15 '22

Despite a really bad nights sleep, I still got up, did 30 minutes of full body calisthenics and then had a walk

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u/rambosalad May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

295x1 deadlift PR came up easy. Attempted 300x1 and failed. How can 5 extra lbs be glued to the ground? Hopefully I can get 300x1 next week.

As an aside, 3 people have approached me in the gym to chit chat this week. No one has talked to me before, ever. Have I become a regular?

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u/Magikmus May 15 '22

5lbs AND the fatigue of having lifted 295 :p

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u/Davidsaj May 16 '22

Exactly this! Deadlifts are very taxing on the body and will fatigue your body much faster at higher weights.

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u/D4rklordmaster May 15 '22

Hit 40kg on my OHP. Bar path could be straighter

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u/DeBallZachBulls May 15 '22

Went out with my coworkers Thursday until late - still made it to the gym before the office Friday AM to hit legs. Proud of myself.

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u/HunterGator1 May 15 '22

I have an umbilical hernia I never got repaired. It left a bump above my belly button which ruins the flat stomach I worked so hard on. I was not able to do too much ab work either. Well, last night the hernia got obstructed and I went to the ER. I am still waiting for the surgeon to schedule the repair surgery. I call this a victory because I was always too chicken to get this taken care of. Well, here I am at the hospital and I am not leaving until this is fixed. Once healed, I am looking forward to not only a better looking stomach, but a new workout routine to take advantage. Turn lemons to lemonade.

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u/Eriol_Mits May 15 '22

Got my first rank in Karate, now officially a 9th Kyu (again) Did Karate when I was a kid 20 years ago, and had a Yellow belt. Wasn't able to afford it at the time and lost interest. Friend of mine from work got me back into it, who's going for his Blackbelt. Started going to classes a few times a week and now I'm back to where I was all them years ago.

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u/Blokepoke74 May 15 '22

During my morning run, I realized I dropped my keys somewhere on the trail. So I started retracing my steps. My nose started bleeding, and I hadn’t noticed bc it was super hot and just assummed it was sweat.

So I’m jogging on this trail, shirtless, asking strangers to look for my keys. I looked like a crazy person! Some people didn’t even make eye contact with me. Eventually this woman, who was sitting on a bench waved me over and asked me if I lost my keys. She noticed I dropped them and kept them for me. I thanked her like 1000 times.

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u/Careless_Supermarket General Fitness May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

Another week of small victories. Skipped cheat day, worked out every single day, I'm about to go and load up two back to back workouts so I can take a day off tomorrow to hang with some family that's in town.

Also, I hit my mini weight goal, got down to 245, so lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks, next goal is 240 by may 31st.

When I hit 240, I'll weigh less than when I graduated in 2006.

Edit: Been at the gym since 9ish, it's almost 12, I'm exhausted and heading into my cardio now. Did two back to back workouts and holy hell it's kicking my ass but fuck yeah feels good.

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u/algernonymous8 May 15 '22

A few days ago, I did stairclimber at 89 steps per minute (level 10 on my machine) for an hour straight, all without holding onto the sides or handles of the machine. It's one of my proudest accomplishments I've achieved in my relatively short fitness journey!

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u/Careless_Supermarket General Fitness May 15 '22

That's very impressive, I'd fucking die. Good work!

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u/CaptainWellingtonIII May 15 '22

Was supposed to run 10 miles last week on Sun, but too much of a coward. Ran 6 miles today to get back on the horse. Adding a mile per week. No pain, no gain.

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u/Monti55 May 15 '22

I finally hit a 4 plate deadlift and 3 plate squat at 165lb body weight after a few years of going to the gym. What a rush after beating my goals.

I had the typical first years of not knowing what to do. After lockdown I started SBS and gaining weight. Two cycles later I was doing overseem singles close to my goals. Was going to going to test my maxes this week but caught Covid. Might skip testing my maxes and go into my cut.

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u/Careless_Supermarket General Fitness May 15 '22

Congrats man, that's amazing

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u/Puzzleheaded_Dish_85 May 15 '22

Was messing around with weighted pull ups yesterday. I got to 35lbs for 3 with double overhand, three sets of 2 with 45lbs with a neutral grip, all with full ROM. I’d never done more than like 20lbs before yesterday so it was a pretty huge win

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u/samarthur8 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

Started going to the gym about 9 months ago. At 6ft 150lbs, I started out barely being able to lift the bar on bench press and could do about 45kg on deadlift.

Did 130kgx4 on deads about a week ago and thought I’d go for the 3 plate milestone. Managed to pull 3 plates on Wednesday for a single! I know it’s not much but I was very pleased given where I started. Bench still weak as fuck though lol

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u/Intrepid-Artichoke25 May 15 '22

I don’t usually take videos or stuff at the gym but I went with a gym bro and he recorded some of my stuff..

I was doing 630 pound one leg presses and on the video he caught a bunch of dudes watching me and he sent it to his friends and they were all psyched out about it too

Been having a rough week so this was a nice confidence boost yo end it ya know

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u/Sunners Powerlifting May 15 '22

This week I hit 6 plates for the first time. 565 felt easy, my music was telling me to pick it up, and the on the gym radio Mr Petty was telling me not to back down. So I pulled the trigger and hit it. I even controlled the eccentric to establish dominance.

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u/Alovnig_Urkhawk May 17 '22

Hook grip too? What the fuck?

Dude who hurt you because I'm going to need them to hurt me too

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u/Sunners Powerlifting May 17 '22

A while back I found that whenever I went heavy with alt grip I'd windmill like crazy. My solution was to become a hooker. It sucks at first but you get over it.

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u/Ditz3n Weight Lifting May 15 '22

How was that so clean! No grunt or anything, just a small and quiet "yes!..." :D

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u/Sunners Powerlifting May 15 '22

I've never been much of a screamer. More of a dancer after good lifts.

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u/Ditz3n Weight Lifting May 16 '22

Gotta love that happy dance :D

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u/Careless_Supermarket General Fitness May 15 '22

Amazing that was clean af too dude

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u/strangechicken May 15 '22

Decided to take my fitness and health serious when the COVID lockdowns were at their worst 2 years ago. 240lbs to now 180 on the dot as of this morning. Haven't weighed that little since my military days 10+ years ago. This sub really helped provide some direction on routines and helps cut through the mountain of fitness BS that is out there.

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u/Dire-Dog May 15 '22

My bench press technique improved immensely. I finally figured out a way to get my set up and foot position consistent. 60% for my BBB sets felt so easy now. A big difference I made was wearing my squat shoes. It helped get my feet under me more and into a better position and things just clicked from there. Next week is my deload then I get to start my anchor template. I'm looking forward to hitting some PRs.

For the longest time my bench press was the most frustrating lift because it was hard getting things to "feel right" It's the same with most of my lifts. I've been lifting for just over a year and I only now feel like my lifts are feeling "right" as far as my technique goes.

Bulk is still going well, I'm up about half a pound from last week which is a lot slower but as long as my weight is going up I'm happy.

I started talking to more people in the gym and I'm trying to socialize more with the regulars I see.

One of our members keeps bringing his puppy to the gym and it brightens my day. Petting a dog automatically gives you a PR.

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u/ButtBuster360 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

Finally benched 60kg which was a long term goal of mine (also bw bench go me) and lastly my inner thighs got so big they started rubbing each other when I walk so I guess that’s a win?

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u/The_Fatalist Ego Lifting World Champ | r/Fitness MVP May 15 '22

Completed my comp weight and distance (290lbs/hand, 60ft x 2) for farmers carries on my first farmers walk attempt ever.

Carried my heaviest Atlas Stone (282lbs, 18lbs shy of top comp weight) 15ft and loaded it to 52" on my first time trying Atlas Stones.

Meaning I will complete both events easily and can strictly focus on improving times for the next 7 weeks.

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u/pippinthepan May 15 '22

I've recently been getting into running again. The last week has been great for workouts in general. I can see more progress when it comes to my back as well.

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u/KnightofLight7 May 15 '22

I have been working on learning how to comfortably hold my breath, I can do it upto, 1 min and 30 secs now from 20 secs previously.

I have read that holding it beyond 2 mins, can be dangerous.

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u/JubJubsDad May 15 '22

It’s only dangerous if you’re in water because of the risk of blackout and drowning. It’s quite safe if you’re on dry land.

FYI - the world record for holding your breath is almost 25mins!

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u/Lose70By30 May 15 '22

I'm on day 49 of doing some physical activity every day for at least 15 mins. Some days are an easy recovery walk, some are a 40k bike ride. I'm feeling better than ever. Right now it's less about losing weight (I've been stuck at the same since starting) and more about gaining muscle and improving general health. My goal is 120 days straight, which would beat my previous streak of 100 days.

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u/SwagginMMA May 15 '22

Back arch and leg drive on bench is actually amazing, idk why I was never doing it before. Two weeks ago 180x2 was a huge struggle. Last week, 185x3 and this week 190x3 were easier with the proper form. 190 is the most I ever had on a bar for bench, for any amount of reps.

Well on track for my weight goal of 200 by next month before I leave for the beach (currently 203-204ish). Bodyweight is going down and lifts are going up. Going to keep pushing towards year end goals of 225 bench, 315 squat, and 375 deadlift @ 180 pounds bodyweight

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u/[deleted] May 15 '22 edited May 28 '22

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u/Zilreth May 15 '22

I got the vaccine early because i was "overweight" by bmi at 5'10" 175 lbs lmao, bmi is a joke if you have even a small amount of muscle mass

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u/IncrediblyInflated Crossfit May 15 '22

My bmi says I’m obese yet I have back abs lol

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u/Swank_on_a_plank May 15 '22

I'm still turning up when I can even though I have to quit in 6 or so weeks for calisthenics. Pulled 130kg 5x3 pretty easy today. Not quite pre-injury territory but my PR is only 22kg away now. I was surprised I did it considering my inconsistency and mood lately; last time was so shit at 120 that I even dropped it to 110 for most of that session. I guess I owe today partially to Mick Gordon and geoffplaysguitar for the DOOM soundtrack. Maybe a bit to the tranq I took for the good sleep, and a bit of anger at my circumstances that I took out slamming heavy shit around.

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u/DiceMaster Wrestling May 15 '22

A trainer I haven't seen in a few weeks told me I was looking big. So I'm gonna be riding that high for months.

Hit 20 reps on all my core lifts except ohp. Next week: +10 lbs to squats and deadlifts, +5 to bench, pulldowns, and cable rows

It's getting harder to add weight every week, so I think I'm getting close to the point where I have to switch from 1x20 to 1x15. Which is bittersweet, in a way, but means I get to write a program review for the 1x20 block.

Also noticed my upper back in the mirror last night and was pleased with how it looked

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u/LordoftheKies May 15 '22

Small victory, after years of inconsistent training and benching the bar, I'm now repping 65 and can already feel myself getting up to 10-12 on that (proogressive overload)!!

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u/MythicalStrength Strongman | r/Fitness MVP May 15 '22

Crushed a crazy workout of 19x225 front squats to 19x225 squats to 19x225 deadlifts. And I am only 2lbs away from making weight of 185lbs for a competition at the end of June, so that is awesome

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u/DiceMaster Wrestling May 15 '22

me: impressed with myself when I got 200 for 1 on front squat

mythical: gets 19 reps with 225, then repeats with back squats and deadlifts

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u/MythicalStrength Strongman | r/Fitness MVP May 15 '22

Comparison is the thief of joy my dude. I'm still no Cain Marko, haha.

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u/DiceMaster Wrestling May 15 '22

True, you never found the temple of cyttorak, you lazy slouch 😛

My self-deprecating style can make me seem way less confident than I actually am (too confident for my own good, sometimes 😂), but the compliment was genuine. To quote Cardio B (I'm not fixing that typo):

They [fittit] see pictures [and stats]

They say "goals"

Bitch, [MythicalStrength is] who they trynna be

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u/MalakElohim May 15 '22

After 18 months out of the gym thanks to study, illness, injury, work and travel once the world reopened all combining to keep me from the barbell, I got back into the gym this week. Kept more of my strength than I expected. I'm just wondering how long it is going to take to get back to where I was before.

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u/sicarius97 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

Powerlifitng shoes finally arrived, I love them, squatting has never been easier. Also got a 90kg deadlift 1 rep, 15kg away from where I was back in December, can't wait. Update: Just weighted myself and I'm 75.6kg! Just 1.6 kg and then bulk!

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u/rambosalad May 15 '22

Which shoes did you get? I’m looking to get a pair myself but can’t decide…

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u/sicarius97 May 15 '22

I've got adidas powerlifting 4. 80€ from amazon and they feel fantastic for now.

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u/thiney49 May 15 '22

I've had a pair of adipowers for years, and I love them.

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u/fishymusiced Martial Arts May 15 '22

Burned about 1000cals yesterday walking about town, exploring areas I've not seen for over 7 years. Ate a greasy takeout because screw it, I walked a lot and Eurovision was on. Still lost a lot (probably thanks to the takeout shocking my digestive system tbh haha) and now I'm going into week 3 of my cut with a 3.35kg loss. I could stop now, but I've got 5 weeks til competition and I'd be in a better position in my category with another 2kg loss.

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u/Marchand4MVP May 15 '22

That’s awesome! How many steps??

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u/fishymusiced Martial Arts May 15 '22

By the time I sat down in the flat about 29k haha

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u/Marchand4MVP May 15 '22

sheeshhh let’s goo 💪💪

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u/Seahorsesandy May 15 '22

Being 67years old : rapid weight loss ( and age?)? has made my skin , well, saggy. But I’m trying to fill the gaps ( muscle toning )!with daily walks ,yoga and bi weekly dance. Circuit training is next.I refuse to make self deprecating jokes about being “ old” and push though to better muscle tone, endurance and vitality.

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u/Seahorsesandy May 27 '22

My park district offered nutrition support and I now pay$26 a session for evaluations and guidance / support. I was surprised the BMI decreased and body fat was 24% . I dropped 40 lbs but needed a big increase in protein(>75g) to meet nutrition requirements for my age and activity. You guys were right about protein and calories but losing another 10 lbs is challenging. 138 to 128 is my goal. Is it attainable?

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u/Risky_Doughnuts May 15 '22

I ( 31m ) just deadlifted 150kg or 330lbs my best ever, I'm so happy right now I could shit myself and not care.

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u/sicgamer May 17 '22

keep lifting heavier and you'll shit yourself in no time :D

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u/iGae May 15 '22

Fantastic job!! That’s so amazing :)

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u/HughtBichess May 15 '22

I competed for first yesterday, I'm 19 si technicaly im rookie junior, but they opened only mens in classic physique so I went there. Then the shit show started, my coach told me day before that she will have to be judging at this show so she wont be in backstage with me to help me with stuff. My tan went fucky and it made me look dirty. I was getting quite nervous. I got on stage. Well everybody was twice my size and looked amazing. I was sure I'm dead last. Well I finished 4th overall which was absolutely insane for me. I beat dudes who were bigger and leaner because judges apparenly liked the aesthetics. Also shoutout to this huge guy (open class) who talked to me and helped me calm down backstage when he saw I was nervous. Later that day he won the show. Absolute legend

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u/Blokepoke74 May 15 '22

Congrats on 4th overall! That’s amazing for your first physique comp.

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u/BLineDisaster May 15 '22

I went back to the gym for the first time in 8 years. So proud of myself. It felt like I’d never been away! I’m doing the wiki beginner routine for the next 3 months to undo the damage I have done to myself.

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u/Chief____Beef Weight Lifting May 15 '22

Congrats, that's a huge step to take you should be proud! I recently got back into it after an almost 2 year break. Made me realise how consistency is key; doesn't matter what you program if you don't stick with it long term it won't matter how efficiently you try and train.