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>> No. 2756 Anonymous
28th September 2014
Sunday 11:04 am
2756 Sports clubs
What sports clubs are you lads in? I'm in a boat club which is pretty fab. I train 5 times a week and there's a built-in bar with a selection of lagers, ales and spirits and a TV to watch the sports on. It costs me £378 a year though I have to pay extra for race fees.

I find that it's great to have a selection of people to train and socialise with in a nice venue. Means I spend less time in my shitty bedsit and whenever I buy a pint the money goes towards a service I really get something out of. It's a physical and mental health boost.
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>> No. 2766 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:23 am
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To be fair, an archery club would be a perfect place for an assassination.
>> No. 2767 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:34 am
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I used to be in a badminton club for ~6 years, I play squash now instead. I might take up kayaking.
>> No. 2768 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:50 am
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>>2767

I hope your doing a minimum hour of warm-up lad. I know far to many young lads who've snapped hamstrings playing squash.

Kayaking fucking rocks though.
>> No. 2769 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 11:01 am
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>>2768
> many young lads who've snapped hamstrings playing squash.

Really? I've only been playing for a couple of years but I've never of this before. And yeah, normally we have about a 40 minute warm up.

Debating whether to buy some squash goggles.
>> No. 2770 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 12:31 pm
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I'm in an ice hockey club, but that's not very fun apart from the sport itself.

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>> No. 2697 Anonymous
14th September 2014
Sunday 6:38 pm
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What's your opinion on the 5:2 Diet? Has anyone here tried it? I just seen it on Horizon.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-52-diet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5:2_diet
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>> No. 2748 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 8:24 am
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>>2747
>at a caloric deficit, you will lose weight, no?
In the general case? No, we can't say that for sure. Too many qualifiers missing for that.
>> No. 2749 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 10:26 am
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I'm an ardent follower of the Butterfield Diet.

https://www.youtube.com/v/VWgwJfbeCeU

In all seriousness, intermittent fasting has been shown to help certain groups of people in clinical studies, but I'm not sure it would be a good idea for just anyone to pick it up. As >>2716 shows, even the most simple diet plans can be rendered ineffective up by slipping up elsewhere. Fasting won't help you feel or look much better if you're eating poor quality food on your non-fasting days. Similarly, low carb diets won't mean much if you're eating processed meat and few vegetables, or aren't aware of the stealth sugars that find their way into other foods. Low fat diets are a poor choice for a number of reasons, but somehow low calorie/low fat-high sugar products are still being marketed as health foods. The worst, maybe the most frustrating, habit I've noticed in others is to try and 'balance' stereotypically healthy foods versus whatever their vice happens to be, i.e. eating a salad to make up for last night's burger or curry.

I think a big part of the problem of dieting for the majority of people is that highly advanced or specific plans are presented to them when a far more basic set of modifications will help make them healthier. The only thing that really works is the boring thing: learning as much as you can about nutrition (something beyond the bare minimum) and making a series of realistic lifestyle adaptations to be applied consistently over time.

Partially unrelated, but I'll post anyway: I'm not a follower of any specific diet plan, but I do agree with a comment made by Art De Vany, one of the popularisers of the 'paleo' diet. He upset some audience members at a workshop when he was asked, "What's the best thing for fat loss?" to which he answered, "Don't get fat in the first place." It sounds brutal and even a little bit discouraging to people who are already overweight, but the message is that gaining weight happens as a result of many cumulative factors that can be really bloody difficult to reverse. I don't believe there is a silver bullet to get rid of fat that has taken years to accrue, only that series of sustainable changes that puts you on a different course.
>> No. 2750 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 12:36 pm
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>>2732
I never said it doesn't aid in weight loss. It is not, however, effective at weight maintenance. As a rule of thumb, if you consider what you're eating to be "a diet" rather than your diet, you're missing the point, and your chance of successfully maintaining a healthy weight is reduced.
>> No. 2751 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 1:33 pm
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>>2744
>journals
I'm /101/ing my head off at the notion that there are entire journals on this diet.
>> No. 2752 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 6:20 pm
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>>2749

>I think a big part of the problem of dieting for the majority of people is that highly advanced or specific plans are presented to them when a far more basic set of modifications will help make them healthier. The only thing that really works is the boring thing: learning as much as you can about nutrition (something beyond the bare minimum) and making a series of realistic lifestyle adaptations to be applied consistently over time.

To add to your post: I think the main problem is that the majority of people try to follow a diet word-for-word, without the slightest understanding of the scientific rationale which underpins the diet (excluding fad diet with no scientific basis of course).
If you understand why a diet has the requirements that it does, it becomes easier and simpler to follow. Additionally having that level of understanding makes it easier to tailor the diet to yourself.

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>> No. 2713 Anonymous
15th September 2014
Monday 4:32 pm
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Lads, I've had these things develop on my ballsack since Thursday. It doesn't itch a lot, and it doesn't ooze anything. It doesn't seem so bad. I feel that it just might be eczema, so I have been applying E45 and such to my balls. If it goes worse than this, then I will have to go to my GP. The embarrassment. I hope it doesn't come to that, I hope it is just eczema. So I wanted to ask if any of you lads might have had it, or know what is happening to my scrotum.
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>> No. 2728 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 12:38 am
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Sweet Jesus we need spoiler images.
>> No. 2729 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 1:39 am
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I bet nobody would have said anything if they were a pair of tits.
>> No. 2730 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 2:15 am
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>>2729
Do you have a point?
>> No. 2733 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 2:34 am
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>>2730
Misandry.
>> No. 2734 Anonymous
16th September 2014
Tuesday 2:40 am
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>>2733

But men are awful, so WGAF?

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>> No. 2679 Anonymous
27th August 2014
Wednesday 1:29 am
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Try this home workout 2 or 3 times a week.

http://a.pomf.se/wgtywy.pdf
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>> No. 2695 Anonymous
2nd September 2014
Tuesday 5:01 pm
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anyone?
>> No. 2696 Anonymous
2nd September 2014
Tuesday 5:03 pm
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>One armed press up

Well that's not fucking happening, is it?

Btw, it's best to start a thread with more than one sentence.

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>> No. 2553 Anonymous
7th August 2014
Thursday 12:01 am
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Ey up lads. Has anyone here done laser eye surgery? Was it successful? Anyone considering undertaking the procedure? I've been thinking of getting my eyes lasered, but the complications, although quite rare, look pretty dire. Dry eyes and starbursts around bright lights seem to be the most common ones, and I already have both of those things. I wouldn't want them getting worse, and I certainly wouldn't want to be in the minority of people whose vision worsens after surgery.

Then there are those reports of reduced night vision, and in cases of lasek surgery (where a corneal flap is cut in the eye), the corneal flap dislodging after trauma, e.g. getting punched in the face. I've been punched in the face quite a few times over the years, and I really wouldn't want to go out on the piss paranoid about getting my corneal flap dislodged. There's another procedure called PRK which just ablates the outer surface of the cornea, which apparently grows back quite quickly. It seems to be a far safer bet.

I've also heard tales of people whose vision continues to degrade quickly after the surgery, or whose eyesight hasn't been fully corrected to 20/20 - both cases usually requiring further surgery or vision correction through glasses or contacts. My myopia is stable but pretty bad (-6 in both eyes), and there doesn't seem much point in undertaking the procedure if there's a decent risk of ending up having to wear glasses or contacts again.

I ask all this because I've been looking into following my father's and uncle's footsteps and joining the merchant navy, only to find that I'm an unacceptable candidate because of my crappy eyes.
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>> No. 2560 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 3:27 pm
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What I want to know is when are we going to be able to shoot lasers from our eyes?
>> No. 2561 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 3:39 pm
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>>2559
Yes.
>> No. 2562 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 7:35 pm
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>>2559
Are your haloes recent or longstanding? Wouldn't worry if they're longstanding.

They can be a symptom of acute glaucoma.
>> No. 2674 Anonymous
26th August 2014
Tuesday 8:58 pm
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>>2562
I've had them for as long as I can remember. They actually aberrate slightly too, so around bright white lights I'll see a rainbow halo.
>> No. 2678 Anonymous
27th August 2014
Wednesday 12:42 am
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>>2674
Sounds like you might be Jesus. Have you considered informing the major religions of your second coming?

No but seriously get that checked out, are you diabetic or is there any history of diabetes in the family?

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>> No. 2569 Anonymous
12th August 2014
Tuesday 6:32 pm
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Hey m8s.

I want to buy a new bike from Halfords. Nothing fancy - like I literally don't care about the fancy gears or appearance etc. Just has to be functional and ride well on the road/grass, an urban area essentially.

I know fuck all about bikes though, on one hand i'm considering going down there and asking for the cheapest adult bike - but what would you consider absolute essential features when buying a bike?
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>> No. 2666 Anonymous
18th August 2014
Monday 10:15 pm
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>>2665

Hacksaw marks, usually.
>> No. 2667 Anonymous
18th August 2014
Monday 11:20 pm
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>>2665

It can be a bit tricky if you're not au fait with bike maintenance, but I'll try and give a few points.

I'd suggest avoiding Gumtree, as there are so many nicked bikes being sold there.

Look for sellers with good feedback, obviously. Ask them about the history of the bike and the reason for sale - legit sellers will nearly always be happy to give an explanation like "I bought a bike but didn't really get into cycling" or "She who must be obeyed says that I've got too many bikes cluttering up the shed". Thieves and other ne'er-do-wells don't like going into detail.

When looking at the pictures, look at the whole image; A well kept garden in the background is a good sign, a grotty lock-up should be a red flag.

Look for closeup photos and examine them carefully for signs of wear. The teeth on the cassette and chainring sprockets should be clean and nicely square at the tip; If they look like saw blades, then the sprocket teeth are badly worn and you'll need a new chain and cassette.

Look at the handlebar tape or grips, the saddle and the cables. Substantial wear here suggests that the bike has been heavily used and poorly maintained. The same applies to paint chips or scrapes, particularly on the chainstay (the tube that runs between the rear wheel hub and the pedal cranks). Scrapes to the handlebar ends or bent brake levers often indicate crash damage.

If you go and inspect the bike in person (and I recommend that you do), here are a few things to look out for.
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>> No. 2668 Anonymous
19th August 2014
Tuesday 10:47 am
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>>2667

Thanks. This is really fucking useful. Exactly what I needed.
>> No. 3921 Anonymous
9th October 2016
Sunday 2:19 pm
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>>2667

Bloody excellent advice. I was fortunate to have picked up an absolutely lovely bike second-hand just recently.

I'm just hoping we can have a general cycling thread, as I only learned to ride as an adult a matter of weeks ago and feel I've found a new 'thing'.
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9th October 2016
Sunday 2:38 pm
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>>3921
That's a great idea.

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>> No. 2525 Anonymous
30th July 2014
Wednesday 11:11 pm
2525 Small Hole In Me Flesh Peg.
I've got a hole in my leg and it's starting to hurt. Would post a picture but my phone has no camera.

Banged my lower leg on something metal earlier, immediately looked down to see inside my leg. Good half cm+ deep gash, about half the area of a thumb nail.

Germoline applied (almost squeezing it directly inside me/the hole which didn't seem right) and on the 3rd large plaster now, as it keeps bleeding regardless. Took 1000mg of paracetamol when it happened but have been drinking since then and don't really want to take more.

I don't really see this healing up by scabbing over, should I get a butterfly stitch and try and help it heal up, after a shower tomorrow?

Just taken another 1000mg of paracetamol, Christ why is this hurting like such a fucker now?

pic unrelated

Ok, pain is subsiding again. Suppose the real question is, how long did it take me to write all this. Guess I shouldn't drink anymore whisky. Maybe just gnaw on some melatonin pills and fall asleep.

Pain's basically gone.
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>> No. 2546 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 4:33 pm
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I had a similar injury when I found myself locked in a private park (gate was wide open when I walked in) and tried to escape by climbing over the spiked fence. I overestimated how agile I was and ended up impaling myself right near the family jewels. A couple of inches to the right and I probably would've said goodbye to having kids.

You really need to have the wound closed up with butterfly stitches. A neat, straight scar is a lot sexier than a mangled mess.
>> No. 2547 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 4:37 pm
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>>2544
Google 'Amanda Tam nudes', 5th link down
>> No. 2548 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 6:29 pm
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>>2547

What will be the 5th link for you, might not be for others. Google puts different people in different bubbles, so search results vary person to person.
>> No. 2549 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 8:57 pm
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Well, it'll be one of them anyway
>> No. 2550 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 9:29 pm
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>>2548
They now provide a fairly conspicuous button on the results page to turn off "private results". Most of the times I've clicked it there haven't been any personalised results.

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>> No. 2509 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 7:14 pm
2509 Boring orgasms
(not sure what the image is but it's what came up when I searched 'weak orgasms')

Does anyone know any ways of improving orgasms? Over the years I've noticed my orgasms have become decreasingly pleasurable. I don't think I've ever had particularly great ones (I've never been compelled to make any noise during them), but thesedays I'm not sure if I feel anything at all - it's just a release of semen. Kind of similar to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_anhedonia

From the brief research I did I saw Vitamin B6 and type 5 inhibitors apparently helped, but I'm sceptical... Does anyone have any experiences/advice?
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>> No. 2520 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 3:45 pm
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Two words: Cock. Hero.

Google it and thank me later.
>> No. 2521 Anonymous
25th July 2014
Friday 1:41 pm
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>>2518

I don't really enjoy sex or masturbation much at all. I guess masturbating can feel better than the orgasm itself.

>>2520

I tried one of those videos last night and result was still roughly the same. Though they didn't give much time for the climax so it was kinda rushed.
>> No. 2522 Anonymous
25th July 2014
Friday 3:18 pm
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>>2521

>Though they didn't give much time for the climax so it was kinda rushed.

Jesus christ mate, you felt rushed by a 40+ minute endurance test?
>> No. 2523 Anonymous
25th July 2014
Friday 6:30 pm
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>>2522 Nothing better than a joint and cock hero. The dream.
>> No. 2524 Anonymous
25th July 2014
Friday 9:45 pm
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>>2522

Well it was only a 15 minute video, and they only gave like a minute at the end for climaxing.

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>> No. 15 Anonymous
3rd December 2011
Saturday 7:37 pm
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Anyone lift?

Been going to the gym for a month and I have to say it's probably the best thing I've ever done in my life.. Setting goals and accomplishing them - and all the time seeing your body change.

Routine


Monday - Chest and Triceps
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Dumbbell Bench Press
Dumbbell Flys
Dumbbell Skullcrusher
Dumbbell Tricep Kickback
One Arm Seated Dumbbell Extension


Wednesday - Back and Biceps
One Arm Dumbbell Row
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>> No. 2504 Anonymous
22nd July 2014
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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Gyms are good and for some people it's recommended.
I have my own exercise programme though, I love to exercise naked. Also that shit music so annoying. Some listen to their own but I can't count and listen at the same time lol.

All this shit is addictive
>> No. 2505 Anonymous
22nd July 2014
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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>>2502

100kg isn't even *that* big. The lad could be 6'6" for Christ's sake.

>>2503

This. A hundred times this. Although doing some cardio after your weights will only do good.

>>2504

I've finally found a gym that plays pretty awesome music. It also has a bunch of guys who deadlift seven plates, so that might have something to do with it.
>> No. 2506 Anonymous
22nd July 2014
Tuesday 11:54 pm
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>>2502
I do 30-miniute cardio after my work-out, and I am on a calorie deficit. Should take me 3 months or so to lose a good few pounds of fat. I just hope my muscles don't suffer.

>>2505
I am 5'7'' mate. Yes, yes, I'm a midget.
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23rd July 2014
Wednesday 3:38 am
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Is it worth paying for lessons for a short while if you're completely new to the gym? Considering trying again with my local one (I went once before, it went badly, never went again) at some point and I don't want to fuck it up again.
>> No. 2508 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 10:40 am
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>>2507
No. Gym staffdon't know shit about anything. Teach yourself with books and youtube videos.

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>> No. 2295 Anonymous
7th June 2014
Saturday 8:35 pm
2295 Antidepressants
Has anyone here had success with antidepressants when treating depression?

I have read that it is difficult to access counseling services on the NHS and antidepressants are the option of choice for most doctors.

I have suffered from depression for quite a while and it has become severe over the past year. Not sure whether to try anti-depressants or just try and fight through it.
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>> No. 2380 Anonymous
16th June 2014
Monday 9:41 pm
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>>2375

It's probably just some really twatty old school doctor. One doctor was very rude and dismissive with me so I looked up his reviews on the NHS website. They trashed him and said he was like that with everyone.
>> No. 2381 Anonymous
17th June 2014
Tuesday 1:48 pm
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>>2371

OP here. Thank you for your response.

I tried to read through the argument above your post but my head started to hurt.

>If your life is making you miserable, maybe you need to change it rather than adapting your mind to a condition of misery.

My situation is complicated. I have a medical condition that isn't life threatening or painful but is extremely embarrassing and makes it difficult to build any kind of decent relationship with anyone. After a very long time I am now slowly getting on top of the condition but the crippling depression and anxiety it caused are difficult to shake off.

I just wanted to say that it is simply not that easy to "change your life" or "pull yourself together" when you have nothing and your life feels like a prison. Relationships are without doubt the most valuable things a person will ever have and nothing really comes close to replacing them.

I am still undecided about the anti-depressants, I will give it a little longer and see what happens.
>> No. 2382 Anonymous
17th June 2014
Tuesday 3:15 pm
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>I just wanted to say that it is simply not that easy to "change your life" or "pull yourself together" when you have nothing and your life feels like a prison
This. The only thing worse than this is people constantly telling you to do so. In that situation, you do need to effect change, but you need help (psychological or chemical) to do so, and help doesn't come in the form of exhortations to "pull yourself together, man!"
>> No. 2383 Anonymous
17th June 2014
Tuesday 7:06 pm
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Late to this party but my 2 cents.

I took St. Johns Wort a few years back and it made an incredible difference. It took a few weeks to start having an effect but by the end of the month (30 pills in a pack) I felt like a completely different person.

I'd had a series of failures in my life and after moving overseas and then back again, I was very, very low.

As some people here have stated, it's often hard to admit that something is wrong with yourself and I was very skeptical of SJW at first because of it being a 'herbal extract' (I wrongly thought it was some load of hippy nonsense).

However once you have that extra bit of serotonin in your brain, it lifts you up out of that slump and then thinking clearly and more importantly, more positively, become possible once again.

I'd personally recommend trying this for a month (get it from Boots not some dodgy website) before seeing a doctor. However obviously check out the risks and groups of people who it might not be suitable for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John%27s_wort#Adverse_effects_and_drug_interactions

You also shouldn't take it if you are already on anti-depressants.

It might not be right for everyone, but if I ever get back to that way again, it will be what I turn to first. Anyway, two cents etc...
>> No. 2492 Anonymous
15th July 2014
Tuesday 12:55 pm
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>>2382

I suspect this kind of 'advice' has much the same effect as so-called fat-shaming, i.e., it is counter-productive if the aim is to assist people in making a positive change to their lives.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0070048
tl;dr: The present research demonstrates that, in addition to poorer mental health outcomes, weight discrimination has implications for obesity. Rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, weight discrimination increases risk for obesity.

However, it is interesting to note that there is not a group of clinically depressed people who are trumpeting being clinically depressed as being either healthy or beautiful.

>>2383 This advice seems reasonable. Clinical trials on the efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (street name, Saint John's Wort) have suggested that it *may* have antidepressant effects. Always ask your dealer about side-effects, though.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000448.pub3/abstract;jsessionid=6C356C588A849D6F9E0BD2AFDFC41A77.f04t04

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>> No. 2483 Anonymous
11th July 2014
Friday 9:32 pm
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Are calisthenic good mornings bad for your back?

I've started doing them with my arms outstretched and going all the way down to horizontal. They feel good but I'm worried that they might up end doing damage over the long term.
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>> No. 2487 Anonymous
12th July 2014
Saturday 12:40 am
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>>2483

Nothing wrong with Good-Mornings. Bruce Lee famously crippled himself by doing heavy, weighted, Good-Mornings without warming up. Don't do that. Obviously if you're using weights you warm up by ramping up. Bodyweight exercises in general, unless you're morbidly obese, will never cause you any injury if done with good form.
>> No. 2488 Anonymous
12th July 2014
Saturday 12:43 am
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>>2485

Good form is terribly hard to judge for yourself. I'd suggest making a video of yourself and asking for advice and guidance on the other place's /fit/. Wear a mask or balaclava if you're worried about the internet.

If that doesn't float your boat I'm led to believe that we have at least a couple of fitness fanatics on .gs, but I haven't seen much evidence of it. If you try our /fat/ you might get some help there.
>> No. 2489 Anonymous
12th July 2014
Saturday 12:52 am
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>>2488

> If you try our /fat/ you might get some help there.

This thread is on our /fat/.

Form is *very* hard to judge on your own. When it comes to your spine, when in doubt: arch don't curve. A good trick is to be able to look yourself in the eye in a mirror - at least then you know that your spine isn't curved. It's not ideal but it's a 80% of the way there.
>> No. 2490 Anonymous
12th July 2014
Saturday 12:56 am
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>>2489
>This thread is on our /fat/
I realised I wasn't very clear after I posted, but I hoped I'd get away with it.

I meant "post a video to our /fat/ if you don't want to use their /fit/."
>> No. 2491 Anonymous
12th July 2014
Saturday 12:57 am
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>>2489

Also the other place's /fit/ is possibly the worst place to ask anyone anything. Like any other board on that place it's basically idiots from other boards popping in to shitpost and ask the same questions again and again and again every damn day.

There are several UK-based bodybuilding and exercise forums you can visit that'll give you much better answers than here and definitely a million times better than the the other place.

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>> No. 2236 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 8:05 pm
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I just got contact lenses. I feel free. I think I will get one of them eye laser surgeries, fuck glasses.
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>> No. 2478 Anonymous
8th July 2014
Tuesday 3:23 pm
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The musician Momus lost an eye after rinsing one of his contact lenses in Turkish tapwater.
>> No. 2479 Anonymous
8th July 2014
Tuesday 3:33 pm
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>>2478

It must be great having a job where you can look as mental as you want.
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8th July 2014
Tuesday 8:23 pm
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>>2478

I'm baffled by the fact that he only managed to lose one eye. Surely if you're rinsing your contacts you'd do both of them at the same time?
>> No. 2481 Anonymous
8th July 2014
Tuesday 8:52 pm
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>>2480
It's almost as if the body has an immune system that is largely effective most of the time.
>> No. 2482 Anonymous
8th July 2014
Tuesday 9:33 pm
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>>2481

No need to be snarky, he was only asking a question.

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>> No. 1284 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 10:37 am
1284 posture
So how many of you have most of the problems described in this article?

Are the problems it describes natural- are they making a problem out of something that doesn't matter?

http://www.builtlean.com/2011/11/28/posture-problems/
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>> No. 1285 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 11:14 am
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>>1284
I've been flat-footed since a child. Got given supports to wear in shoes and still wear them most of the time. I still have weak arches and have been meaning to get some vibram five-fingers for ages to strengthen them a bit.
It's left me with horribly tight calfs, and the fact that I do a lot of cycling and never stretch properly has also given me very tight quads too. Both easily solved with a bit of hard work if I put some time into it.
I have a forward hip tilt, probably tied into both of those again.

I also think I've got a bit of a forward head which I've never realised was a problem before. I think this is much less serious than the others though.

I've always avoided most of the typical office-related problems with backs and arms, because I'm always moving about in my seat, it sounds odd but I'm often switching between kneeling and legs crossed. And I'm always often moving forwards and backwards.
>> No. 1307 Anonymous
21st March 2013
Thursday 8:04 pm
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That seems to be thoracic khyphosis and it takes away from your height as well as putting your back in danger if you want to do any form of strength training. Try to change the way you sit >>1119

Go on youtube and look it up and do some of the stretches.
>> No. 1310 Anonymous
21st March 2013
Thursday 10:08 pm
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I misread the first problem as 'over protonated feet' and imagined someone sitting around with their feet in 10 molar sulphuric acid baths and wondering why they were having problems...
>> No. 2384 Anonymous
18th June 2014
Wednesday 9:13 pm
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>>1284 I'm a little late to the party, it seems.

I've been having shoulder mobility issues on and off for a long time and recently came across the term "Muscle Imbalance," which can explain posture problems. I dunno if that'll help you with correcting your postural problems.
>> No. 2385 Anonymous
19th June 2014
Thursday 1:42 am
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Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome sufferer here. Benign my arse. My feet are as flat as the chests of the girls in are jimmy's haren and my back is as straight as a roundabout.

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>> No. 2162 Anonymous
3rd May 2014
Saturday 12:00 am
2162 Free gym
I've been granted free access to a small gym that seems to have basic lifting equipment. I have never been near a gym before, am in my early 30s and am a big fat bastard.

I've always had a big arse, even when I was in my late teens and was skinny as a rake. I've got a massive hard beer belly and man boobs.


The bottom line is that I'm not going to start eating healthy food and stop drinking. There is no point lying to myself about those facts.

My extremely ignorant understanding is that if I don't eat or drink any more than I do now but go to the gym and lift weights a few times a week I will slowly start to become slightly less of a fast bastard. Basic maths of energy in and out etc. Is this right?


I have no idea what advice to even seek here really. I suppose a good start would be reading up on routines for beginners but there is an awful lot of misinformation out there in the intertubes so maybe some of you could point me in the right direction.
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>> No. 2231 Anonymous
13th May 2014
Tuesday 1:50 am
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I've never been to the gym but I once did two weeks of press ups and dumbbell workouts and I noticed a difference in my arms.
>> No. 2232 Anonymous
13th May 2014
Tuesday 11:11 am
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It really wasn't me.
>> No. 2233 Anonymous
13th May 2014
Tuesday 5:21 pm
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>>2232
Come on lad. We are all anonymous here, don't feel embarrassed.
>> No. 2234 Anonymous
13th May 2014
Tuesday 5:43 pm
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>>2233
ffs
>> No. 2235 Anonymous
13th May 2014
Tuesday 5:44 pm
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>>2234
Anger won't work as a concealment tactic. Just own up, mate.

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