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Quick Advice on Lifting

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September 21, 2019
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Really enjoy MRP and ready to put work in. Been at odds with the wife today, but read the principles behind STFU, and that’s exactly what I did.

Now, the matter at hand: I had C5/C6 fusion back in August. Can’t lift until the bone graft fuses, hopefully I get the green light by my Dr by Winter. Bottom line, I gotta follow medical advice lest I fuck up the work he’s done and I’m back under the knife.

Until then, anybody have recommendations on exercises I can do to keep from getting fat as hell? Cardio, yes, but I don’t want to be one of those treadmill only dorks at the gym.


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Title Quick Advice on Lifting
Author kyhikingguy
Upvotes 8
Comments 22
Date 21 September 2019 12:33 AM UTC (1 year ago)
Subreddit askMRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/288533
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/askMRP/comments/d73mmk/quick_advice_on_lifting/
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[–]kikstartkid28 points29 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fork put downs.

[–]RisingUpAgain14 points15 points  (0 children) | Copy

No one else at the gym gives a shit what you’re doing.

[–]SteelSharpensSteelMod / Red Beret9 points10 points  (2 children) | Copy

Find TDEE. Eat less than TDEE. It's all about calories in, calories out.

[–]kyhikingguy[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Thank you.

[–]RP_PO5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

Seriously. Don’t do fad diets. Keep it simple: good ratio of protein, carbs, fats, and lots of veggies/water. Do that at less than your TDEE, and you’ll do fine.

[–]screechhaterRed Beret15 points16 points  (1 child) | Copy

Fell out of an aircraft upon take off after recovering from a high speed accident on the autobahn two years previous.
By all accounts should be a para/quad or dead.

I stated squatting again with a broom stick, rows, curls, bench, you make it. Then put ankle weights on it. Barfed my fucking guts out repeatedly. Year later with the Olympic bar

10 years later I held my head up high as I could carry my dying brother to bath him

Calories in. Calories out. Fuckton of greens whole food plant based diet

[–]jacksarmy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

How do you fall out of an aircraft on take off?

[–]Iammrp26 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

No one here can give you medical advice.

To avoid getting fat don't focus on what you are not eating. Focus on what you are eating. Eat a plate of broccoli/veggies a day.

[–]simbarlionRed Beret7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy

Swim freestyle

Totally underrated. Makes you look jacked for 10 minutes.

Unless you can't for back.

[–]kyhikingguy[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Swimming allowed and encouraged, as well as walking and hiking. Can’t pack much weight on my back right now, just a hydration pack

[–]CasinoRoyale44552 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Can you get in a pool after the surgery? If you can then swim, very low spine load in the pool. Weights are on hold until surgeon says you are cleared. Can’t lift weights without loading the spine. Do not fuck up the surgery. Spine fusions cause enough problems afterward. Do not be the guy who gets 3-4 more surgeries if you can help it.

Watch what you eat and get your calories dialed in and you shouldn’t get fat.

[–]kyhikingguy[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Yes on the pool, and I’m liking that idea.

Eating is the challenge, easy to get in a funk when you can’t get time lifting. Unfortunately, I started eating like shit last week. Time to clean it up. Going on 6-7 mile hike on Sunday. Most I’ve done since herniating my disc from a fall back in June

[–]CasinoRoyale44552 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

You know what you need to do, now do it. I use my fitness pal to track my calories and macros and it’s pretty easy. Don’t eat like shit when your healing from a significant surgery. Focus on getting through this. You probably still have a while before you’re doing any heavy lifting.

[–]kyhikingguy[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks! I’m hitting proteins hard, and cutting back on the shit. Appreciate the help.

[–]that_italia_guy1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Calories in vs calories out

[–]i-just-keep-swimming1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Focus on diet while you’re waiting to get back into lifting. Diet will do more for you getting lean than lifting will so you can still be working on getting the BF% down. Take it as an opportunity to learn to eat really cleanly and focus 100% on it.

[–]snatch_haggis1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Get an opinion from a sports medicine doc. Every injury, every surgery, most docs tell you not to lift. They're not always right. And even then there are a shit ton of lifts that don't engage the erector spinae. Can you squat heavy? Probably not. Still a ton you can do, if you're serious and already a lifter now.

All of the above presumes you've been lifting for awhile though. If you're just getting started and you're still a noob and a fat fuck, leave it alone, and take some of the other advice here about swimming, other cardio, and diet for the time being. People just starting out, especially later in life, tend to overtrain at first and fuck themselves up, especially in this sub, so if that's where you're at, listen to your doc.

If you're already an athlete, though, find somebody who treats athletes.

[–]BobbyPeruRed Beret3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Talk to your doctor about it. Most of us aren’t medical experts.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

You shouldn't give a fuck about what anyone thinks. Especially if it's for your health. Why would you ask a bunch of random internet strangers things that a doctor could answer? You do realize that they get paid to help you be healthy and not get hurt right? They actually went to school and studied to learn how to keep people healthy. We are internet randoms who specialize in fucking our wives. The fuck is wrong with you?

My wife just gave me a blow job on the couch because she got her period. It was a really good blow job. I could help you figure out how to get good blow jobs but not keep you from breaking your stupid neck worse than you have. Talk to your doctor you fuck stick.

[–]dilberryhoundog1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I can see where you are going with this, soliciting advice from internet strangers is not always a great idea, tread lightly indeed.

But you lead him up the garden path...

Doctors don't know or learn shit about health. Medicine and the practice of it, is INTERVENTION.

Medicine gets your body back to zero, when a big bodily fuckup happens or is about to happen. Medicine (or its practice) is a brilliant and often times the only response. I wouldn't be anywhere else than in the care of a medical practicioner, if my body is in danger of losing its homeostasis. "Get my body back to basal (back to Zero) quickly please, or at least stabilise it so we can get it back later" is my thoughts here.

Above zero, or what is commonly known as "health", is completely different. It is built or preserved over long periods of time with something nobody can sell or give (not even a doctor)... hardwork and discipline. Discontinue the hardwork and discipline (movement, eating etc) and eventually you will end up Chronicly Diseased (chronos = time). Which will eventually result in a significant loss of homeostasis and a trip to the doc for INTERVENTION to reverse the fuck up.

In the OP's case a surgeon intervened with his skeletal system, to bring him back to zero (once the recovery period is over). From there it is up to the OP to regain his own "health". Before recovery, he needs to follow every protocol the "expert" has given him. Do not fuck anything up the surgeon has told him to do.

After recovery and OP is back to zero (or before recovery but outside of the medical requirements), then the fat surgeon, with bad teeth and flaky skin, who doesn't get enough exercise, and eats too much junk food and is over stressed in his high paying job, could quite possibly be the last person he should seek health advice from. Why? well because the surgeon might not be very good at applying the hardwork and discipline required for good health. Infact a bunch of men who are good at hardwork and discipline are probably a good place to start for health advice. Shithouse for medical advice though (as mentioned), don't do that.

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

Eloquently stated. Thank you.

[–]ReddJiveRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Reverse hyperextensions. Look it up.

Perfect for any one with back issues and those without. The guy who invented it, Louie Simmons, had broken his back twice powerfliting. This exercsie got him back into it,



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