Bodily Vitality
#21
(04-30-2022, 08:57 PM)skorr Wrote: Anyone else practice a barefoot lifestyle?

My Dad read about it about 7 years ago or so and got me into it.

I go barefoot as much as possible, and when I can't do that I wear Bedrock sandals, very thin so they are almost as good. Haven't had a foot injury of any sort since I started (besides stepping on a pinecone occasionally), and I can run faster barefoot than with shoes.

I lift barefoot now and really enjoy it. I’m pretty sure I got an ingrown toenail last year from one of my big toes repeatedly striking the inside of my shoe on lifts so that inspired the change. I haven’t gone barefoot much else though. Do you walk barefoot on pavement too?
#22
(04-30-2022, 10:23 PM)Exile Wrote:
(04-30-2022, 08:57 PM)skorr Wrote: Anyone else practice a barefoot lifestyle?

My Dad read about it about 7 years ago or so and got me into it.

I go barefoot as much as possible, and when I can't do that I wear Bedrock sandals, very thin so they are almost as good. Haven't had a foot injury of any sort since I started (besides stepping on a pinecone occasionally), and I can run faster barefoot than with shoes.

I lift barefoot now and really enjoy it. I’m pretty sure I got an ingrown toenail last year from one of my big toes repeatedly striking the inside of my shoe on lifts so that inspired the change. I haven’t gone barefoot much else though. Do you walk barefoot on pavement too?
Yes, pavement is great. Asphalt can be a bit rough but it builds resilience. Only terrain I really cant do is woodsland, i'll end up more cut up than a teenage girl with dyed hair. Grass/sand is easiest. 

I used to have flat feet and going barefoot + some other exercises helped fix those.
#23
Curious what your guys' numbers are? I lift mainly with strength in mind, which I think aesthetics tends to follow naturally from so long as one isn't already fat and/or doesn't harbor cope about "bloatmaxing" and so forth.

I'm currently 5'8, 202 lbs. 15-18% bodyfat if I had to guess. 320 lb bench, 435 squat, 500 dl. A little under 4.5 years of progress. Still natty and have no plans to juice, though I don't feel anywhere near a genetic plateau and I'm addicted to self-overbecoming. I follow a 5 day a week modified PPL where 2 of the 5 days are for miscellaneous volume so i can emphasize/compensate and movements/muscles as I feel is appropriate. Greatly enjoying it. 

Beyond avoiding a few bugaboos (seed oils, plastics, etc.) my diet is fairly brainless. I hit my macro targets and enjoy whole milk a lot.
#24
It is impossible to get laid as a 5’8 man.

You dare to SHILL this gymcel garbage on our forum? Your muscularity makes you look even shorter. You probably look like a CUBE.
#25
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"I have many forms."
#26
I have no specified diet, but I'm pushing past a 3 plate squat for reps, a 2 plate (unspotted) bench for reps, and a 1 plate clean (don't do them that often). I earnestly think that even in this sphere, exercise (bodybuilding included) has an understated importance.
#27
What's everybody's estradiol dosage?

How frequently do you guys dilate?
#28
Started working on my olympic lifts, so far they're pretty lacking but I'm greatly improving in form.

Clean and Jerk: 185lbs
Snatch: 135lbs

For reference for how piddly those numbers are, and as an illustration of how important technique is, these are my traditional lift numbers:

Deadlift: 465lbs
Squat: 350lbs
(I don't bench)
OHP: 205lbs

I highly recommend anyone getting into olympic lifting follow these drills by Clarence Kennedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qIVRgE5yRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjfXHe7ZCDw
#29
(04-30-2022, 08:57 PM)skorr Wrote: Anyone else practice a barefoot lifestyle?

My Dad read about it about 7 years ago or so and got me into it.

I go barefoot as much as possible, and when I can't do that I wear Bedrock sandals, very thin so they are almost as good. Haven't had a foot injury of any sort since I started (besides stepping on a pinecone occasionally), and I can run faster barefoot than with shoes.

How are you supposed to go barefoot in an urban centre though? or in suburbia? You don't really notice when wearing shoes how many of the textures used for the artificial ground would absolute pain to walk on barefoot. I tried it once and got blisters on both of my feet.


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