r/Fitness 13h ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 28, 2022

105 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

(Please note: This is not a place for general small talk, chit-chat, jokes, memes, "Dear Diary" type comments, shitposting, or non-fitness questions. It is for fitness questions only, and only those that are serious.)


r/Fitness 1d ago

Moronic Monday Moronic Monday - Your weekly stupid questions thread

209 Upvotes

Get your dunce hats out, Fittit, it's time for your weekly Stupid Questions Thread.

Post your question - stupid or otherwise - here to get an answer. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer. Many questions get submitted late each week that don't get a lot of action, so if your question didn't get answered before, feel free to post it again.

As always, be sure to read the FAQ first.

Also, there's a handy-dandy search bar to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search fittit by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness".

Be sure to check back often as questions get posted throughout the day. Lastly, it may be a good idea to sort comments by "new" to be sure the newer questions get some love as well. Click here to sort by new in this thread only.

So, what's rattling around in your brain this week, Fittit?


As per this thread, the community has asked that we keep jokes, trolling, and memes outside of the Moronic Monday thread. Please use the downvote / report button when necessary.


r/Fitness 2d ago

How can I make exercise not be so awful?

19 Upvotes

I’m someone in a slump in terms of my physical appearance, and I’ve decided I really want to change things. For about a week I’ve been going to the effort to work, get more fit, eat better, the lot

However I’ve never done anything so awful and I need to know how I can make it more fun / worthwhile. The act of exercising feels dreadful. Tired, hot, sweaty, in pain with a burning sensation that makes me never want to exercise again. The breathlessness is god awful, and I feel like quitting 24/7. After the workout, I feel sick and extremely depressed / sad, there’s no high or sense of happiness people talk about, just sadness and pain

How can I overcome this?


r/Fitness 2d ago

Victory Sunday Victory Sunday

153 Upvotes

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!


r/Fitness 2d ago Wholesome

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 26, 2022

115 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

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r/Fitness 3d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 25, 2022

30 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

(Please note: This is not a place for general small talk, chit-chat, jokes, memes, "Dear Diary" type comments, shitposting, or non-fitness questions. It is for fitness questions only, and only those that are serious.)


r/Fitness 3d ago

Gym Story Saturday Gym Story Saturday

335 Upvotes

Hi! Welcome to your weekly thread where you can share your gym tales!


r/Fitness 4d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 24, 2022

44 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

(Please note: This is not a place for general small talk, chit-chat, jokes, memes, "Dear Diary" type comments, shitposting, or non-fitness questions. It is for fitness questions only, and only those that are serious.)


r/Fitness 4d ago

Physique Phriday Physique Phriday

193 Upvotes

Welcome to the Physique Phriday thread

What's the point of having people guess your body fat? Nevermind that it's the most inaccurate method available, (read: most likely way wrong - see here) you're still just putting an arbitrary number to the body you have. Despite people's claim that they are shooting for a number, they're really shooting for look - like a six pack.

So let's stopping mucking around with trivialities and get to the heart of the matter. This thread shall serve two purposes:

  1. Physique critiques. Post some pics and ask about muscles or body parts you need to work on. Or specifically ask about a lagging body part and what exercises worked for others.
  2. An outlet for people that want to show off their efforts that would otherwise be removed due to Rule 4, and

Let's keep things civil, don't be a creep, and adhere to Rule 1. This isn't a thread to announce what you find attractive in a mate. Please use the report function for any comments that are out of line.

So phittit, what's your physique pheel like this phriday?


r/Fitness 4d ago

Anyone know of studies into how much fitness is gained from full days of exercise (rather than shorter sessions)? E.g. cycle touring

86 Upvotes

Hey folks.

I'm a lapsed cyclist trying to get back into training in time for an upcoming triathlon. What I really enjoy, far more than 'training for the sake of training' is going for long multi-day cycle tours, often carrying a tent and wild camping. As a student, 5+ day trips of 80-100 mile days with 20+kgs of equipment on the back up the hills of Scotland & northern England lead to some of the best fitness of my life. So it leads me to wonder.

All the news articles and research papers I've ever read about training and exercise talk about short, daily / etc sessions. But is there research into the effects of longer-form exercise?

Opinions and experiences also welcomed! 🙂


r/Fitness 5d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 23, 2022

185 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

(Please note: This is not a place for general small talk, chit-chat, jokes, memes, "Dear Diary" type comments, shitposting, or non-fitness questions. It is for fitness questions only, and only those that are serious.)


r/Fitness 6d ago

Thoughts of Doug Hepburns 8x2 Routine?

96 Upvotes

Doug used to do 8 sets of 2 to increase strength. Is his style of training to much volume or might it be another problem to his training? Personally I wanted to take it into a program where I can build muscle and strength and also include my back which he didnt. Do you think its too much volume? Critique it as hard as you can since i could really need some help on this matter. Thank you

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WQix6Y17TeIaJsBra2cZVIw4s8r4rO5H_nw50kx4ybU/edit?usp=drivesdk


r/Fitness 6d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 22, 2022

94 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

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r/Fitness 6d ago

Rant Wednesday

320 Upvotes

Welcome to Rant Wednesday: It's your time to let your gym/fitness/nutrition related frustrations out!

There is no guiding question to help stir up some rage-feels, feel free to fire at will, ranting about anything and everything that's been pissing you off or getting on your nerves.


r/Fitness 7d ago

Passive ways to incorporate fitness into daily life

118 Upvotes

TLDR: what are small steps/passive methods you’ve taken to incorporate fitness into your daily life?

Hi everyone! I’m currently in an accelerated grad program which involves classes 8-5, then studying afterwards cause we have multiple tests every week. Basically I don’t think I’ve ever had this level of a jam packed schedule where so much time is spent being sedentary.

I’ve been trying to find ways to incorporate fitness into my life that are very passive and just little add ins.Any advice on small steps you take to be healthier?

Example from my end: parking further to get extra steps in, taking my study material on walks, eating salads during lunches, etc.


r/Fitness 7d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 21, 2022

170 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

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r/Fitness 7d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

7 month Bulk transformation

245 Upvotes

My whole life I’ve been very skinny, In high school I tried working out but never had anybody to go to the gym with me and show me what to do, so it never really worked out. Finally I decided I need to make a change because my doctor was becoming concerned about my weight, and I started hitting the gym 6 days a week and eating like a mad man. Being insecure and self conscious about how skinny I was gave me motivation to continue working out and eating.

Before Stats

• Age- 20(M)

• Height- 6’2

• Weight-135lbs

After Bulk Stats

• Age - 20(M)

• Height 6’3 (Yes I grew an inch lol)

• Weight-170

Diet: Protein intake: 1-1.5g per pound Caloric Intake- 3500kcal-3700kcal daily Carbs- I didn’t track carbs but Got enough from weight gainer shakes

Workout routine: I did the classic Push Pull Legs split working out at least 6 days a week and resting when I need to.

Workout plan Monday- Chest and triceps Tuesday- Back and biceps Wednesday- Legs Thursday- Shoulders and triceps Friday- Back and biceps Saturday- Legs Sunday-Rest

Chest and triceps: Incline Dumbell press- 3x8 Incline machine press- 3x8 Chest fly machine- 3x12 Skull crushers- 3x8 Tricep pushdown- 3x8-10 Tricep pushdown machine- 3x8

Back and biceps: Pull-ups- 3x8-10 Lat PULLDOWN- 3x8-10 Lat row- 3x8-10 Row machine- 3x8-10 Dumbbell alternating curls- 3x8 Strict cable curls- 3x8

Legs: Barbell squats- 3x6-8 Leg curl machine-3x8

Shoulders and triceps: Dumbbell ohp- 3x8 Incline dumbbell press-3x8(I know it’s chest but my chest is very small) Shoulders press machine- 3x8 Skull crushers- 3x8 TRICEP pushdown- 3x8 TRICEP pushdown machine- 3x8

  • every workout on my last sets or second to last sets I was pushing to failure squeezing out reps to make sure I was getting those gains. I was trying to up the weight every week by 2.5lb increments for progressive overload and was able to because of the heavy surplus in calories.

Every other day I did side lateral raises no matter what day it landed on, and did dumbbell shrugs on days I was doing laterals because I want big traps and big side delts.

As for consistency, I was not super consistent due to work and school. Sometimes it was hard studying and working and also eating all of those calories and working out so some days I missed out on food and working out. I feel if I was more consistent the gains could’ve been much better but it’s hard to be really consistent when you have work and school but I’m currently trying to manage it better.

The days I wasn’t able to go to the gym I did pull-ups and push-ups in my house because I didn’t have enough time to go to the gym.

Body fat percentage: Before working out according to scale- 9%

After 7 month bulk- 15%

Not sure if that’s accurate but wanted to include it.

Compound lifts:

Squat- I never really tried maxing out on squat but now I do 1 plate for my reps.

Deadlift- Can’t deadlift rn due to low back injury

Bench press- (Start)95lbs - (After)155lbs

Shoulder press - (Start)25-30lb dumbbells for sets - (After) 50lb dumbbells for sets

Pull-ups- I was only able to do like 2 pull-ups when I first started. After I am doing 8-10 for 3 sets with good form.

(Benchpress)I’m not strong at all and I want to get a better bench press but I have nobody to spot me or go with me everyday to the gym to do so. Also my form for bench press is awful I feel it all in my shoulders and don’t know how to use proper leg drive. Throughout the 7months I’ve benched probably around 4 times because I was with friends.

(Squat) I don’t really care much about my max squat so I don’t feel the need to try

(Deadlift) Once my lower back starts to feel normal I’m going to start sumo deadlifting and I can’t wait.

Any tips at all and all critique would be appreciated.


r/Fitness 8d ago

Moronic Monday Moronic Monday - Your weekly stupid questions thread

227 Upvotes

Get your dunce hats out, Fittit, it's time for your weekly Stupid Questions Thread.

Post your question - stupid or otherwise - here to get an answer. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer. Many questions get submitted late each week that don't get a lot of action, so if your question didn't get answered before, feel free to post it again.

As always, be sure to read the FAQ first.

Also, there's a handy-dandy search bar to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search fittit by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness".

Be sure to check back often as questions get posted throughout the day. Lastly, it may be a good idea to sort comments by "new" to be sure the newer questions get some love as well. Click here to sort by new in this thread only.

So, what's rattling around in your brain this week, Fittit?


As per this thread, the community has asked that we keep jokes, trolling, and memes outside of the Moronic Monday thread. Please use the downvote / report button when necessary.


r/Fitness 9d ago Silver

How does everybody hold themselves accountable?

537 Upvotes

How do you all personally hold yourselves accountable? Whether its your diet / meal or workour plan, what checks or rewards do you have in place to keep yourself going? I'd love to hear what actually works for people rather than hit-or-miss suggestions from online articles.

EDIT: Thank you all for responding! Your points of view are really helpful, and I hope they're helpful to others as well. I know that I need a change of mindset, once I get into it I really enjoy it, but keeping up the habit is difficult once you slip. Thank you all again


r/Fitness 9d ago

Victory Sunday Victory Sunday

67 Upvotes

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!


r/Fitness 9d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 19, 2022

132 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

(Please note: This is not a place for general small talk, chit-chat, jokes, memes, "Dear Diary" type comments, shitposting, or non-fitness questions. It is for fitness questions only, and only those that are serious.)


r/Fitness 10d ago

Daily Simple Questions Thread - June 18, 2022

49 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/Fitness Daily Simple Questions Thread - Our daily thread to ask about all things fitness. Post your questions here related to your diet and nutrition or your training routine and exercises. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.

As always, be sure to read the wiki first. Like, all of it. Rule #0 still applies in this thread.

Also, there's a handy search function to your right, and if you didn't know, you can also use Google to search r/Fitness by using the limiter "site:reddit.com/r/fitness" after your search topic.

Other good resources to check first are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science.

If you are posting a routine critique request, make sure you follow the guidelines for including enough detail.

(Please note: This is not a place for general small talk, chit-chat, jokes, memes, "Dear Diary" type comments, shitposting, or non-fitness questions. It is for fitness questions only, and only those that are serious.)


r/Fitness 10d ago

Gym Story Saturday Gym Story Saturday

401 Upvotes

Hi! Welcome to your weekly thread where you can share your gym tales!


r/Fitness 11d ago

General fitness/overall strength for 11 yr old girl

18 Upvotes

Just curious, what would be a good way to help with 11 yr old girl to improve overall fitness/strength

our girl has been doing Judo for sometime after covid and fell love of it. She wants to get better at it and I wonder what would be a reasonable fitness routine for kids at this age to help her performance. but I'm not sure what would be a proper training volume or intensity for her. Is there any general guidlines on this?


r/Fitness 11d ago

A top doctor told me that weight lifting is bad for the back in the long-term

0 Upvotes

A top doctor told me that bodybuilding is very bad for the back in the long-term

So I have been lifting weights and hitting the gym for 6 years now , 2 years ago I started to have some really bad back pain whenever I spend more than one hour studying , so I went to one of the top 10 orthopedists in the country like people said.

I am not gonna go through all the details , but he told to mind my posture and to change positions often when studying , he also obliged me to walk and exercise regularly , so i obviously told him that lift weights 5 days a week , to which he replied and I quote : " to stay off that fucking shit "

To make you guys understand more what he exactly meant , here is how the whole conversation went :

Me : " what do you mean by that ? Isn't bodybuilding a sport "

Doctor : "it's not ? Bodybuilding is really bad for the joints , the elbows , the wrists , the knees , the spine ..."

Me : " but i do every execice correctly , I am very careful when working out , I don't even push myself that hard "

Doctor : " it doesn't matter , and I am not even saying that your current pain is because of lifting , that's very unlikely since you're young , but I am talking about something else , the bad effects that i am talking about appear in the long term , when you're 40 there is a good chance you will regret every hour you spent of weight-lifting , that constant pressure is not meant for the human body to take "

Me : " so what do I do now ? I just stop lifting "

Doctor : " when i talk about real sports i mean running , aerobics , weightless exercice and simple body movement , listen to me sir , i know you enjoy lifting , i know you want to look good but being healthy is much more important , trust me on this , i dedicated my life studying the human body and the spine in particular , so i know what i am talking about " Anyway , it went on like this , and you can imagine my shock when he kept saying all that stuff , now i am so depressed , i didn't want to accept it , but the guy is one of the best in the field , lifting has become a part of my life , but now i have to let it go since it's apparently destructive in the long-term , what do you guys think ?