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Discuss things that aren't workouts or exercise per se, but help you to improve your performance as well as maintain /fit/ness and motivation. For example:
>wim hof method
>abstinence in general
>study and inspirational reading
Things to not discuss:
<roids, drugs and other gay shit
Personally I stopped using warm water in my showers, all my showers have been 100% cold for the last 3 months. I've had a huge uptick in energy levels since I started doing this, and I also feel more solid, like my body has become more dense. The reason I decided to do this is related to an observation I made a few years ago. I was visiting family and had my cat with me, and even though it was the beginning of winter, he had to stay in a shed outside because of their dog. Now, he was normally 7.5 pounds, but after a few weeks in that shed, he was 14 pounds. The reason I weighed him was because he was noticeably bigger, and suddenly had muscle definition, it blew my mind that he just about doubled his weight. Interestingly, he went right back to his old weight after he started living inside again. It reminded me of something called "Bergmann’s rule" which is basically an observation that species adapted to cold environments tend to be bigger. Anyway, a couple years later I learned about Wim Hof, which really activated my almonds about a few things, not least of which was my cat turning into a chad in the cold. It might be worth noting that he was unfixed. I think if I keep my cold showers up over the winter I'll see some real progress.
Otherwise, I'm on day 7 nofap (29 days is my personal best), and today is day one of a 7 day "mind fast". I won't be playing any games, watching TV, reading anything other than the Bible, or using the internet (with the exception of /fit/, my email and 4 astrology sites, I've already got my tabs up and they won't be changing them for that time). I'm just going to focus on training and meditation.
What are you doing to improve yourself /fit/?
I was with you until that spoiler
I'm with anon. Not sure what you hope to gain through astrology other than maybe a few giggles.
I've been getting back to setting a wake-up and go-to-sleep routine. Starting with trying to box out any electronic anything from my bed to improve sleep quality. After that it's gonna be getting shit in order for the mornings so I'm presentable and ready to start the day.
I debated about including spoiler related because I was worried it would derail the thread, but I wanted to be transparent about what I was doing.
I find astrology to be a very useful tool for planning and staying organised. I use the position of the moon to help plan my projects. You'll notice that my "mind fast" ends directly on the new moon. I'm also considering doing astrology for a living.
Regardless, I really don't want to derail the thread defending my practice in this area, but I've had really good results, and I'll just keep it at that.
As for sleep, this is one of the main reasons I'm doing what I am. My sleep patterns are all fucked up from gaming, so I hope this will help fix that.
>but I've had really good results
Most likely just confirmation bias
Currently on day 308 of nofap, the first three weeks were the hardest (from what I understand that's universal with breaking any addiction) but now I've gotten to the point where everything seems too below me to nut to, and I've already gotten this far so why not go even farther? Not sure what I'll do at the one year mark though. The urges seem to come in waves, some weeks I'll be completely fine with little sex drive, the next my brain will latch on to some obscure fetish that I never cared about and won't let go. I've edged a few times and almost nutted once, realized it had to stop.
Overall, I've become more moody because of the increased test. Got angry at the smallest shit, got angry at work, anger at pretty much everything. Eventually realized that doing that will only cause trouble, and I've started to curb it a bit. I think I've subconsciously told myself the next time I nut it would be in a woman, but I'd also want it to be with someone I care about instead of some dumb thot. Overall nofap has helped me, but I now have a very different mindset with a lot of things regarding sex, anger, relationships, women, etc.
As for cold showers, has that been proven? If it has then I'd be willing to do it, every bit helps.
>As for cold showers, has that been proven? If it has then I'd be willing to do it, every bit helps.
I think so if i remmeebr correctly, but the effect is so small it's barely worth it.
That's pretty impressive. I've got some catching up to do. As far as cold showers go, just try it out. Spend a few minutes in there and see how you feel. Nofap also "hasn't been proven" but who cares? It clearly gets results.
The studies are garbage, just ignore them. I fucking hate egghead academic morons. They were trying to measure the effect of 30 second cold showers. What the fuck is 30 seconds supposed to do? I'm in there for 10 to 15 minutes, and often put my clothes on without drying off first. I take longer showers now than I did before starting cold showers.
Holy fucking shit does that mean you can get taller by enduring the cold? Shit nigga 6'2 here I go.
Heightfags were a mistake.
Time for your daily counter-abstinence pill, anons. 'No fap isn't about control, it's about guilt.
Do you feel guilty for fapping? Ask yourself that fucking question. Most people who've been victims of literal-cult-brainwashing-tactics have the same kinds of guilt that nofappers have. It's why people who relapse hate themselves afterward.
It's okay to fap. It's perfectly natural to want sex, especially if you're working out. Increased test, means increased libido. If you're worried about wasting energy, you should know, that's the same kind of argument as angry old ladies argue that "alcohol kills your braincells".
Now, waiting a few days so you can get that test going and saving yourself for the right kind of woman is fine. But If you feel unstimulated when you fap or have sex, then that's a symptom of an underlying problem, not the problem itself.
If anything you should aim to have better-feeling and longer-lasting sexual sessions with explosive orgasms, be it yourself or with someone else. If you really feel like you need to cut something out or remove a bad habit, then trash everything in your porn collection that's degenerate, demeaning (to both the male or the female), or just-plain disgusting. Replace it with porn/comics/animations that are happy and emotionally-fulfilling, the "happy_sex" and "romance" tags will be your new best friends for that.
They basically shut your boner down for the timeline you're cold.
If you want shower-gains, take scottish showers, not just cold. Scottish showers have an effect similar to saunas, and for me? It's reversed my hair loss that I had.
Anon. The only people that actually care about how tall you are, are the people trying to get a rise out of you, or they're choosy-beggar fat chicks. Nobody else cares, and that's perfectly fine.
You're gonna make it
I don't nut every day because I have self-control. Everyone who says I'm a freak for doing so is either jealous, unable to conceive that someone could have that much willpower, or has other hostile intentions. If you have increased test, you don't just jizz it out into a towel, your turn it inwards onto yourself. Use your test-powered rage to work out harder and faster, use it to sculpt yourself into a better man. You think I didn't try all the shit you listed? It does nothing. When I feel bad after I nut, it's not because society or my religion brewed it into me. It's because I subconsciously know that deep inside, it's unnatural and only leads to short-term satisfaction. The type of porn you jack to does not change anything, even quitting it entirely does not change anything if you're still nutting to no end day after day. You're lying to yourself and dancing around the actual issue instead of facing it like you know you should be. Grow the fuck up.
>When I feel bad after I nut, it's not because society or my religion brewed it into me. It's because I subconsciously know that deep inside, it's unnatural and only leads to short-term satisfaction.
>it's unnatural and only leads to short-term satisfaction.
Anon. That sounds a lot like guilt. Self-imposed guilt is still guilt.
There are literal videos of animals jacking off or licking themselves for sexual pleasure. How is nature unnatural?
>You're lying to yourself and dancing around the actual issue instead of facing it like you know you should be.
Reread that sentence and tell it to yourself in the mirror.
>Grow the fuck up.
Learn to live, dude.
Besides, I've never seen a single, actually-emotionally-mature person use the phrase "grow up". I've heard it said by nobody but immature old-fucks who were never allowed to have fun as kids.
i looked it up and normally do this, but just as training for colder/cool showers. how does this help? the benefits of a cold shower is that it doesnt strip away oils and helps hair for the same reason, if you wash with hot water first, doesnt that strip away the oils and hurt the hair and make the cold water that comes after just meaningless?
I don't fap because I'm saving up my energy for cursing the filthy kikes with rune magic you disgusting piece of shit. Get the fuck out of here.
>There are literal videos of animals jacking off or licking themselves for sexual pleasure. How is nature unnatural?
I don't have anything against jacking off but you're not making a great argument at all here. There's several recorded and documented instances of male animals boning other males as well as eating their own and other animals' feces straight out their assholes like it's ice cream. In your retarded view homosexuality and shit eating should be accepted just because they're "natural."
>you're gonna make it
>its okay to jerk off guys
>btw just fix my hair loss problem
pic related can elaborate.
I admire your efforts. My divine family tells me your efforts are better-directed towards spiritually bettering your self. Only when you are spiritually strong, you will be able to cause grievous harm to the enemy.
Your argument is a false equivalence. I was talking about animals masturbating as a reference for the posted argument that "fapping is not natural". Faggotry and scat are not mentioned at all.
You're just angry that I'm challenging your religion's dogma.
the /fit/ ever-present phrase/meme, "You're gonna make it"? Are you for real?
And finally, If anyone else is browsing this thread, Here's a little nugget for you:
Why is NoFap's founder suing a neurosurgeon- who through scientific analysis found that masturbation doesn't have the harmful effects that NoFap claimed it did?
strawman the post
You're an evil motherfucker you know that? Why don't you just tell /fit/ to stop lifting while your at it? Lifting has all sorts of harmful effects like DOMs, and can lead to injuries. It's probably not worth it right? Fucking kike. Reminder that no-nut November is coming up, make sure to have a meltdown on twitter like last year.
Masturbation doesn't have any "harmful" effects, rather abstaining from sexual activity has beneficial effects (for men, and no, this has virtually nothing do with the physical nutrients lost through ejaculation). For thousands of years, every culture and religion on the planet has understood that sexual abstinence leads to greater discipline, spiritual growth and mental fortitude. No one owes you an argument, the point is proven. It was proven thousands of years ago. (((Academics))) can fuck off forever. You and your "divine" (((family))) can fuck off too. There has never been a greater delusion on this planet than that the jews uniquely partake of divinity, even niggers host a greater share of the divine than your meagre "spark".
The absolute fucking gall and sheer evil of coming in to a self improvement thread and telling people not to practise abstinence is actually shocking to me, to matter how many times I see it. It's not as if I think everyone should stop jerking off, the last thing I want are a bunch of people I have it in for suddenly getting tougher and more determined. It would be a tragedy for /leftypol/ types to stop being such degenerate faggots because they might become genuine threats, like old school union thugs. If you anti-nofappers want to continue beating it, by all means do so, just leave the rest of us in peace. But kikes can't leave well enough alone. It's very telling that the OP more or less just mentioned nofap, while mostly being about cold exposure, yet the nose niggers are all stirred up over the mere mention of sexual abstinence.
No fucking shit bald ass retard, you didn't answer my question of "make what?". Make what, normalnigger? Tell me.
What the fuck? Jesus?
Buddha? Laozi? Mohammed even. Ancient Chaldean astronomer-priests? Native American shamans? Yogis? Even some African witch doctors if J.G. Frazer is to be believed.
>No fucking shit bald ass retard, you didn't answer my question of "make what?". Make what, normalnigger? Tell me.
You fucking nofap faggots are just as bad as crossfitters, vegans, SJWs, and jenovah's witnesses.
You're literally all the same:
>"Our way gives you super powers!"
>"Your life will be so much better if you join us!"
>"I know I feel better about myself. I used to feel awful about myself"
>"Oh, you can't do this. That's not acceptable. I can't do it, why should you?"
<YOU DON'T AGREE WITH ME?! YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER SHITLORD/ANIMAL-MURDERER/NONBELIEVER/INFIDEL/PERVERT HOW DARE YOU GO AGAINST MY DOGMA!!
And just the above, you shit up threads with your cultish bullshit and virtue signalling, but turn into raving lunatics the moment somebody says otherwise. The only difference between real cults and your shit? You brainwashed yourself you dumb fucks.
OP is a faggot. This was supposed to be a good habit thread but he had to fucking mention nofap at all, and you fuckers came along.
you people sure go through alot of effort just to justify your bad habit to others.
If you really want to argue this much about nofap then make a separate thread for it, don't derail this one. Any more posts about it after this one will be deleted.
Alright, fine. Neither us will change our minds, so I'm done.
Dude. I'm sorry, I'm just fucking sick of people like this being given leeway the moment they cause a fuss.
I'm tired of the sanctimony, and people getting away with it.
i would be interested in a good quality nofap thread that welcomed debate. I dont think it would change anyones mind but a single place with both arguments and information wouldn't be a bad idea.
You're retarded for trusting academia in this day and era where they will claim that homosexuality is natural because they forced a bunch of monkeys to kiss and bum fuck each other.
>thread is now a jewish safe space
So be it, at least I don't have to listen to more bullshit.
I just ate a raw onion like an apple, axe me a question.
The way the lugenpresse reacted to onion juice was enough to confirm for me that it must do something, but can you provide me with something scientific?
I'll never forget how they reacted when it started "trending". immediately they started printing articles on all the usual sites like vox. "# reasons to not drink onion juice just beecause you read it online"
>reason 1: theres no proof it raises testosterone
>reason 2: why do you think you need more testosterone?
>reason 3: testosterone bad
>reason 4: if you want more testosterone talk to your doctor or a therapist
>reason 5: drinking onion juice is gross!
they printed dozens of articles over night and not a single one actually debunked it in any way.
>can you provide me with something scientific
Other than pic related, no. I can only offer an anecdote, and tell you that previously I ate raw onions daily for about two and a half weeks, and felt like I was on steroids. Then I had to take some time off because of an injury, and pussed out on the onions. But I'm starting out on the habit again. Interestingly, I also had an Indian (dot) acquaintance who noticed me noshing on an onion at lunch tell me that he "thought only Indians knew about that" and that Indian doctors sometimes prescribe onions as a cure for various problems (he didn't say which).
How do you not vomit after the second bite? Diarrhea?
>being so beta that you can't eat a raw onion.
Do you have digestive issues or something? raw onions arent exactly uncommon to eat.
Alfalfa from the little rascals was eating onions in one episode and stating his reason that he wanted to make his voice deeper.
What's wrong with eating them cooked?
Yes I am that beta. In fact I just tried again to confirm it, vomited immediately after a single bite. I can eat cooked onion though, because that smell isn't there anymore. Maybe I'm supposed to chop them up in slices and eat with my meal instead of eating it like an apple.
no onion gains, apparently.
try slicing them and adding alittle vinegar or salad dressing and eating it. Try eating different types of onions, red onions are alittle more pleasant to have in a raw state.
Like anything, you can get used to it, though I never had an urge to vomit. Try dicing a raw onion up into a bowl of canned salmon or tuna, make sandwiches or just eat it out of the bowl. I also used to spread peanut butter on my onions layer by layer. Best of all is the apple method though.
Cooking seems to destroy whatever active part of the onion actually gives you results. If it doesn't make your eyes water your not getting much out of it.
>frittered away my 20s being a sad cunt
>doing ok emotionally now but I have a shit job and no friends
>want to go back to school because I need to do something
>arguably way behind
>try to self study but I feel like a fucking idiot trying to do math that I should know
>turn on my pc and distract myself for the rest of the day
I understand that these thoughts are useless and damaging, but I can't help myself from having them. If I don't start something now I'll be miserable for the rest of my life. I know that its going to be "a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step" kind of deal, but my mindset is not healthy. What should I do? Is therapy a good option? I've been on antidepressants before, but they only make me feel content.
>still no raw meat, raw egg
What do you want to do that requires maths?
OP here, last day of my "mind fast" is pretty well done. I did what I set out to do. I trained a lot and stuck with my strictures, with the exception of the reading rule. I broke down and read some horror short stories (Lovecraft, Poe, Maupassant) from the 5th day and on. I consider my experiment a success, my concentration and productivity were greatly increased, and I will do this sort of thing in the future again.
But do you sleep with a blanket on though?
Yes, but I'm sleeping on my patio. I can see my breath while I'm in bed.
Masturbation is ok, it's which kind of porn you watch that is harmful. I jerk off exclusively to vanilla hentai now, real life porn is degenerate and repulsive to me ever since I learnt enough about the porn industry and 3dpd in general. Take the 2d pill and see how fast drop 3dpd porn all together. You feel disgusting after cumming because you are subconsciously aware of how depraved real life porn is. I feel fucking good after busting a nut to some happy incest doujin on nhentai. You need to understand the root of the problem. It's not losing semen that is draining a lot of your energy, it's the fact that filthy Jews and filthy whores have successfully made you enticed to their drugs and slowly turning you into a cuckold.
Then cold shower is useless. The enduring process must be 24/7, not 5 to 10 minutes a day fuckface.
If you're going to baitpost, at least try to be clever.
Then how did your cat get bigger?
your question is incorrect.