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Welcome to the d2jsp Fitness Forums!
You've made it all the way here so you must be a d2jsp veteran at this point.
This guide is broken down into several sections.
- 1. Helpful d2jsp threads.
- 2. Helpful external sites/resources.
- 3. How to get the most out of this forum.
Helpful user-made threads (to be updated as they come)
Mass Building / Emphasizing On The German 10x10
Offical Video Thread
Complete Faq To Losing Fat
Health And Fitness Recipe Book
How To Cut Thread And Sample Diet
The "how To Bulk" Thread And Sample Diet
How To Bulk If Your A Hardgainer!
Avatar's: Guide To Health By Avataraang
Farticus' Beginners Guide To Grip Strength
The Ultimate Guide, Increasing Vertical Leap
The Importance Of Fiber By:FarticusUD
Protien A powerful Muscle-Building supplement that works! By: Greg Gilles
Protien A powerfulFish Oil: Just The Facts By Alan Aragon
Formation of Blood Crystals
Kinesiological View Of The Compounds
The Importance Of Eccentric Contraction
Good external resources
http://www.t-nation.com/ - Ignore the Biotest product placement everywhere and you'll find some great content.
Check out the articles and forums, and type "program" in the search function for some great outside the box weightlifting programs.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/index.html - Has everything about working out you could ever need to know.
Also has a nice store that will tell you all about any product you are interested in.
http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html - Great reference site.
Muscles, exercises and stretching made easy. There are pictures of everything they mention.
http://www.google.com/ - Your best friend when you are looking up broad topics such as product reviews.
Also make sure to check out google images when investigating exercises you aren't familiar with.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/1rm.htm - Just a nice handy tool so you can put things in perspective.
Put in the reps you can do for specific weights and it will calculate your one rep max.
http://www.consumer.gov/weightloss/bmi.htm - BMI Chart and Calculator.
Good way to get a general feel of how fit you are in the scheme of things.
http://www.creatine-facts.com/ - Name says it all. Please read this before asking any questions.
http://www.ast-ss.com/index.asp - General site that tells you how to do exercises. Very helpfull.
http://www.vitadigest.com/ - Kick ass website that sells good quality items. I buy most of my stuff here.
http://www.gnc.com/ - Also a good place to shop, if you order the first week of every month, and have a gold card, you save 10%, GNC will proabley be in your local mall, so you can get it instantly.
http://www.supplementwarehouse.com/ Great place to guy products
How to post effectively
In the words of the great Jerry McGuire, "Help me help you"
The more specific you get with your post, the easier it is for people to help.
No one likes a broad topic as they have to waste 2 pages figuring out what's going on.
What basic things about yourself should you post in a fitness help thread?
What information should you post in a diet related thread?
- How much weight you are comfortable lifting with basic exercises for each group. Also include how many reps of that weight.
- Shoulders- Military Press or Dumbbell Press
- Chest- # Push-ups, or bench press
- Legs- Leg Press.
- Arms- Bicep curls
- Back- # Pull-ups, or Lat Pulldown
- Triceps- # Dips, or Tricep Pulldown
What should you post with questions about supplements?
- How many meals you eat per day and when
- Some of the regular foods you eat/drink
- Specific dietary needs
- Supplements you are currently on
Be willing to accept other people's advice. You may not agree with what everyone says, but take it to heart as everyone brings something to the table and are speaking based on past experience.
- Supplements you are currently on
- Goals (why you would want to take that supplement in the first place)
- Things you may have heard about the supplement
- How often you work out
Be courteous to everyone in the forum, leave outside feelings about people to the other forums. This forum is all about having a positive attitude and no one likes a downer.
Don't lie about your stats. If you lie about your weight or how much you can lift, we won't be able to help you at all. We are not here to judge you.
Put time into your posts. Nothing makes a good thread more than good content in the first post. Give everyone something to work with and I guarantee they roll with it.
Dont be afraid to make posts. A lot of you may feel intimidated to post, but without your posts, everyone else has no one to lend their knowledge to.
It is a common misconception that people who post here are probably 'meatheads' and can't deal with anyone who doesn't know everything about fitness. At the end of the day, everyone here is still a d2jsp nerd at heart and that common ground should eliminate any basis for misconceptions.
Please keep spam and immaturity to a minimum. This forum is for people concerned with their personal health to come and enjoy some quality discussion.
If you like it here, feel free to spread the word! Many people could benefit from the fitness forum, if you know someone who you think would fit right into this community, give them a holler.
Update: April 4th 2011
Increasing 1RMs using singles:http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=52336861&f=60
Developing Brain-muscle Connectionhttp://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=53112687&f=60Big thanks to FarticusUD and D2Premium for making the guide.This post was edited by hapycmpr on Sep 25 2012 02:21am