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>People who are unmotivated to lift heavy objects and put them back down are just lazy >Lifting heavy objects and putting them back down cured my depression >Women like men who lift heavy objects and then put them back down >Lifting heavy objects and putting them back down compensates my receeding hairline and lack of personality
Because of all the outright retardedness I constantly see posted about what beginners should train like, what you should focus on if you wanna look good, etc, I've decided to make a thread just detailing my thoughts on training when you're just starting out and on general.
>why do people take an interest in hitting the gym in general?
This is probably the most important factor to consider when thinking about taking an specific approach to training and its definitely the one thing most people completely disregard when telling beginners what to do. Ill be clear, when most if not all of us took and interest in the gym is because we wanted to improve our self image; we wanted to get big as fuck, strong as fuck and we wanted to get more pussy. most importantly we wanted to get big as fuck and get more pussy. most retards don't understand this, this is why SS gets recommended so much even tho its a damn strength program that focuses completely on getting you strong and nothing else.
>Exactly how should a beginner/natty train? specific training template (x3 a week, x4 a week, etc) doesn't really matter as much as what you're doing each time you train and what your progression scheme looks like (and what you eat like). I truly do believe in the extreme importance compound lifts, if you're not doing some squat variation, some deadlift or big pull variation and a press, you wont get big, you simply fucking wont, its that simple. but its also true that if you ONLY do your big compounds you will get strong but you will look like shit and I guarantee this from personal experience.
Training should be BASED on compound lifts and driven further with the use of accessories. just as you wont get big if you don't squat, bench and deadlift you wont get big if you're not doing your curls and lat raises. I cant stress this enough. both things are INCREDIBLY important, don't be a dogmatic retard.
What is the difference between being constructively critical of yourself, and being judgmental of yourself?
/sig/ Basics: >YOU are 100% responsible for the way you experience life. Not your parents, not your surroundings, not your ex, not your bully, not your future spouse. YOU. Complete, sincere acceptance of this is the most fundamental step to bettering yourself, and it is by far the hardest thing you'll ever do. >Set realistic Goals and have a Plan. >Meditate ( Guide: http://youtu.be/F0jedwTzIJg - important: relax your jaw, lips almost parted ). >Learn helpful and effective daily/weekly/etc. routines, including mundane ones. Use digital Calendar reminders. >Have a steady sleeping rhythm - one that works for you, so long as you keep to it. Get 6-11 hours of sleep. >Learn to be Brutally Honest with yourself. Stop being a slave to your Ego. >If you need to put others down to feel good about yourself, you are putting yourself in a position where you are dependent on the people you look down on. >Follow every line of thought to it's logical conclusion >Focus on the essentials. If you try to do everything at once, you’ll burnout. Little by little.
Not only are you a sperg of the highest order, you also lash out at anyone who doesn't share your degree of autism. You must have a PHD in that shit. Here's a little pill (you can color it however you desire). If females don't pay attention to you, no matter how hard you hit the gym, no matter how high your squat PR is, it wont change a thing. Women only care about (by degree of importance) 1. FACE 2. HEIGHT 3. MONEY So if you think that you can laugh at people who lift for some abstract metaphysical concepts, you're in need of some introspection. Because at least they believe in something. I doubt even you believe that lifting is going to get you laid. And if you do, i feel compassion for your poor, naive soul.
META THREAD, FUCKERS What do you think of the current state of /fit/? I think it's gotten considerably worse the last 6 months or so, previously there were different comfortable threads and generals for different subjects, today alone I have seen several threads baiting you in with pics of 98% nude girls and porn actresses, discussing what to tell a tinder thot instead of talking about lifting form, discussing sex (outside the sex health general) instead of something fitness related, etc.