The change in how people treat you once you get fit/bulky is real, and one of the best things that happened to me. Thanks TRP

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Title The change in how people treat you once you get fit/bulky is real, and one of the best things that happened to me. Thanks TRP
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Date 01 July 2017 10:17 PM UTC (3 years ago)
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[–]MusicSports12 points13 points  (61 children) | Copy

I can't wait to start bulking again. I'm cutting down to abs first but once I hit that point I'm non stop bulking until my bench hits 200.

[–]Ganix1 points points [recovered] | Copy

I'm cutting down to abs

Sadly, my abs are deep underground lol. However, I'm not that fat so I look really good under a t-shirt.

I'm non stop bulking until my bench hits 200.

Fuck, my bench is currently at 62lbs, give or take. I guess I'll have to keep pushing

[–]MusicSports0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You've got this man!!! Keep it going!

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children) | Copy

Great job and keep going.

I went from 150 to 180 lbs in 1.5 years of heavy lifting. The way I interact with the world has totally changed. It is night and day.

It's kind of bitter sweet because you realize how animalistic people are. Even my good friends treat me differently and I realize that I was being treated kind of disrespectfully all along before and didn't even realize it.

[–]AwakenedSovereign10 points11 points  (8 children) | Copy

Good for you dude. Keep it up. Don't stop lifting until you grow 6" taller and can bench press a bulldozer.

I need more of this myself. I'm fit and healthy.. but not ripped. 5'10" 155

Cutting through September because I've never seen my abs.. and why not its summer. Should only need to drop another 10 lbs or so. Somehow I'm still making gains on strength.. though I'm not getting bigger obv. because of caloric deficit.

It's weird. At this weight I look for any excuse to take my shirt off - I look better in my skin than any clothes. Once I put on another 20-30 though I expect to fill out clothes nicely, too.. and look even better without them.


[–]IMPROVE-YOURSELF4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

No keep bulking, you don't have enough muscle to cut.

[–]AwakenedSovereign0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

I appreciate that but I've been failbulking for 2+ years and wanted a change of pace. I think my body was ready for it too. Doing a straight bulk recomp works for some people, I had plateaued. I am currently gaining strength and improving my look during a time when I could use a little boost in that dept.

I also think that when I do bulk again, my body will be more receptive to it. I dunno. I haven't ton a super ton of research on it but I do know that my previous efforts bulking did not go far, and it wasn't for lack of lifting effort or diet. MAYBE too much partying.. but still.

Unless you are trying to suggest I might lose lean muscle by cutting at this weight? I always understood that to be a matter of how you eat/train. I don't seem to be losing strength. I'm eating decent and doing most of my deficit via cardio. A nice easy cut slope. It's hard to tell if I'm losing size, my muscles look bigger because I'm cutting but I should probably use tape and pay attention just to be sure.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Bruh imma drop some knowledge on you. Don't do a recomp if you're a natural lifter (not on gear) because it'll be insanely slow. In terms of bulking, find your TDEE there are calculators online and eat 300-600 kcals above that number.

Now getting your calories in. TBH it doesn't seem like you need that many calories. If I were you I'd start my morning with a shake consisting of 500ml milk 50 grams of protein (protein powder), and half a cup of steel cut oats. Should give you around 700 or more calories. Then just fill in the rest.

Macros, eat 1gram - 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Eat 50-75g of Omega 3 fats per day (olive oil, avocados, salmon etc) and then fill in the rest with carbs. Think about it like this. Say your body is a construction site. The workers are the fats, the materials are the protein and the energy of the workers are the carbs. If you skimp on your carbs, development will go very slow, eat low fats and you'll build slowly and begin to lose muscle and don't eat protein and you'll end up just gaining fat.

Dm me if you have any more questions brother. :)

[–]AwakenedSovereign0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Don't do a recomp if you're a natural lifter (not on gear) because it'll be insanely slow.

So my alternative is.. cut/bulk cut/bulk rinse/repeat.

Which is what I'm doing. The rest of it I have down. I was eating 3000+/cals a day with plenty of protein and not really gaining size or strength. Was either too much alcohol/staying out late, or routine stagnation.

[–]doggobotlovesyou-1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy


I am happy that you are happy. Spread the happiness around.

This doggo demands it.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Greatest bot ever created ❤️

[–]Blowout777-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Don't cut now, just keep bulking and cut for th next summer.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

have you experienced stranger women befriend you out of the blue?

[–]MaxwellGaine3 points4 points  (2 children) | Copy

180lbs after cut, 6'2", girl at rock climbing told me three times "you look really strong".

And that's damn puny, easily achievable (proportionally) for anyone here.

[–]comounamanzana points points [recovered] | Copy

im 180lbs aswell, 6'3, and I don't look strong.. I just have a swimmer physique, lucky you

[–]ForensicFungineer3 points4 points  (3 children) | Copy

I'm 5'10" and went from ~210 of lazy shit amorphous blob to 175 with lean muscle. In two years I went from stressed out tech bro to ottermode ... well, stressed out tech bro. My interactions with people, professionally and personally, is drastically different. People seem to give me the benefit of the doubt more often, are more outgoing towards me, and generally just sorta nicer - for a lack of a better way to put it.

If you do nothing else regarding changing your lot in the world, start working out and paying attention to your diet.

[–]kingofshapes2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

5'10" former 210 lb-er checking in as well. Dropped to 165 as of today hitting the gym 4 times a week and fasting. Feels good to be lean again. We made it brah!

[–]ForensicFungineer1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Congrats. Feels good, man.

[–]1Pink1Stink2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing man

[–]DeathToTheZog2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Bro, keep on pushing yourself and you have it made. Fuck a hater. As long as you are exercising, lifting, and better diet, you are leaps ahead of most people.

I wish you strong determination.

[–]DadOnDabs1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

The best thing is the mental edge you get. Nothing else does it. You just feel better than the people around you. Sadly I'm taking time off for an injury but I'll basically have newbie gains all over again when I start back up so that's a bonus.

[–]Ganix1 points points [recovered] | Copy

You just feel better than the people around you.

Exactly. At work, my bosses are big and fat. One of my coworkers is my height, but fat and out of shape. Another one is taller and thin as a toothpick. Another one is taller and more robust, but you can see he doesn't work out and it's all "maintaining good lean body". A fourth one is big and fat, like my bosses lol.

Nobody is muscular, nobody stands out in a good way. And being with women while surrounded by these guys clearly shows the difference.

[–]bombgg0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I can relate to you on this point. I also have coworkers and bosses like this. Funny thing when I started looking more buff most of my male coworkers started saying I was using roids and shit. Pure jealousy and low self-esteem dudes who just eat and drink crap. Not to mention the attention of females... Keep lifting and improving yourself, I wish the best for you.

[–]ChrisBenRoy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Just think about just about any job ever. Think about if you had a boss who came to work looking fat, sloppy, messy hair, looking like he came out of his parents basement. Wouldn't take him very serious would you? Now think of a guy in the same positon, in decent shape, wears a polo or button down shirt to work, fixes his hair, maintains good facial hair, etc....gonna respect that guy a lot more in the workplace right?

Same applies in life. it's an ugly truth but everyone has to learn it. You can be the most brilliant dude in the world but if you're a fat slob, no one will take you seriously.

[–]Late30sMasculist-1 points0 points  (3 children) | Copy

I'm not huge, but went from 114lbs to 139lbs (I'm 1.67m tall)

At 139 lbs, you should forget about pursuing a career as a jockey.

Also - why mix English and metric units in your stats?

[–]Avskygod00 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

even worse, he metricized the height but not the weight

[–]meaningintragedy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

That's what he just said.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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