The UnionVGF Weightlifting/Workout Thread

Swede

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I specialize in making Chinese herb medicines, and I have a patient who is a fitness competitor. She asked me to make her a diuretic, so I asked my master teacher about it.
He gave me a combo of formulas, and when this girl used it she said it was ‘miraculous.’ Now I have more fitness competitors coming in :)

If you want to try it out, I’d be glad to give you the recipe.
Please!
 

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Ok, there are no English equivalents, but you can find them online (amounts are based on powdered herbs, per 125 g formula). And make sure the names match exactly!

Ba Zheng San 50g
Hua Shi Cao 25g
Jin Qian Cao 25g
Yi Yi Ren 25g

Mix them all together, and take about 4-5 grams twice per day. Mix the powder in about a cup of hot water and drink like tea.
 

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How is everybody doing? Anyone getting closer to any goals?
I'm down 2 more kg and it's now getting harder to lose more weight without starting to sacrifice muscle... Getting around 100g of protein a day but might try to get in some more and maybe get rid of some fat in my diet idk
Pics from this morning, bad lighting but fat around chest and abs starting to go down quite a bit.
 

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Picture below from around February, about 7kg heavier there, feel pretty good about where I'm going at the moment, although I do this every summer it still feels strange to see what's hidden under the fat when it starts to go lol
 
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I've been biking lately. Try to get out at least three times a week doing 10 miles or so on weeknights then 15-20 on the weekend. Usually once I get into it I'll bump it to 15 during the week and 20-25 on the weekend.
 

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Been in Rome for a week, pasta and pizza and no training. On track though, probably in peak condition in beginning of July.

 

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Down 10lbs so far this summer. Was hoping for a bit more but sometimes destroy the diet in the process. Oh well still progress. I've never been one to weight lift but I've thought about looking into something like a Bowflex. Mainly just looking to get more toned overall and little more muscle in the arms. Nothing insane.

 

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Down 10lbs so far this summer. Was hoping for a bit more but sometimes destroy the diet in the process. Oh well still progress. I've never been one to weight lift but I've thought about looking into something like a Bowflex. Mainly just looking to get more toned overall and little more muscle in the arms. Nothing insane.

You'd be better served getting some kettlebells and Rogue bands. Cheaper and a far more beneficial workout.
 

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You'd be better served getting some kettlebells and Rogue bands. Cheaper and a far more beneficial workout.
Would a dumbbell be similar to some of the exercises the kettlebell would get you? Reading into it a bit it looks like due to the handle of a kettlebell it can help more due to needing to maintain more control. Not to continue to shill for Bowflex but while looking into their home gym stuff earlier they have dumbbells with easily selectable weights so an easy one buy and done, with ability to move up in weight over time. Kind of expensive at $300 for the pair. Kettlebells aren't that bad until you start getting higher weights especially if two are needed for an exercise?
 

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Not heavy enough. That's, at best, warmup weight.
You have to remember I have noodle arms. I can't tell you how much I bench as I haven't tried it in like 15 years. 40lb bag of cat liter isn't a problem but i'm also carrying it two handed and not swinging it around.
 

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You have to remember I have noodle arms. I can't tell you how much I bench as I haven't tried it in like 15 years. 40lb bag of cat liter isn't a problem but i'm also carrying it two handed and not swinging it around.
You will progress fast. Trust me.
 

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Great that people posts in this thread! Anyone starting shredding for summer?
A little late, but yes sir! Started at 200lbs and now down to 166. Tempted to bulk now, but I haven't been this lean in years. may push for another 6lbs to test the shredded look for a bit.
 

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A little late, but yes sir! Started at 200lbs and now down to 166. Tempted to bulk now, but I haven't been this lean in years. may push for another 6lbs to test the shredded look for a bit.
It really makes a huge difference when the fat comes off, looking like random dude body to Hollywood body. Great job my friend you look great!
 

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A little late, but yes sir! Started at 200lbs and now down to 166. Tempted to bulk now, but I haven't been this lean in years. may push for another 6lbs to test the shredded look for a bit.
Good work loosing the softness. Now, time to putt on some symmetrical muscle.
 

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So, been eating like a horse, prob around 5000 kcal/day, feels like all I do is eating lol.
Fluffy as hell and the definition is pretty much gone, but damn it feels great when working out. Can train for up to 2h without losing the pump lol.
180cm, 89kg, up from 75ish kg last time I checked in end of summer. Anyway, update pics on flabby, winter physique;

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You keep a fleshlight on the wall Swede?


Ran a 5k this weekend and placed in my age group so feeling pretty good. Only like 300ish runners so I didn't have much competition, but still pretty stoked on that!
 

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You keep a fleshlight on the wall Swede?
No?
Do you mean that my left side is more lit than the right? If so, it's natural light coming from the window, no artificial light there.
 

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A little late, but yes sir! Started at 200lbs and now down to 166. Tempted to bulk now, but I haven't been this lean in years. may push for another 6lbs to test the shredded look for a bit.
How tall are you if you don't mind me asking? I'm at 200 right now, but 6'3". I'd like to get down to around 175.
 

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At 6'3" 175 will be pretty skinny.
Yeah, it's the weight I was when I graduated high school. I'm looking to keep my weight down to take stress off my bad knee so I can keep playing basketball, not necessarily for any other reason.
 

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Yeah, it's the weight I was when I graduated high school. I'm looking to keep my weight down to take stress off my bad knee so I can keep playing basketball, not necessarily for any other reason.
Having degraded knees from decades of squatting heavy weight, 10lbs makes a difference on knees. When I get down to low 160's, 5'8" my legs feel better. When I'm mid 170's, my usual weight, my legs struggle running. Lots of tendinitis.
 

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Good depth on that squat too, not ATG but really good.