Kin wrote:I have to recommend P90X, for a few reasons. 1) Because they're well balanced, and even the days like Kempo and stretching, which don't seem to make sense because they are too easy, make sense because they keep your body in the right conditioning of workout-rest-workout-rest. 2) I think as cheesy as the guy sounds, the workouts are very good at forcing you to try your hardest even if you're not yet up to everything and even after you are up to that 3) Because I ought to recommend the program since maybe one of you all will actually buy it and support it, rather than being cheap like me and torrenting.
dodjob wrote:Concerning sport. Actually the best sport to lose weight is running. It burns A LOT of calories in a very short time. Try to make some "cardio-training" about 3 times a week and you will immediately see the results. (3 weeks) Cardio training are really easy (about 65% of your max pulse), will make you really fit and only needs one hour
Drink a lot! If you are targeting some weight loss you will have to evacuate a lot of things, drinking a lot is the best way to do it!
And finally, the best advice ever, give you a cheat day per week. This is really important, most of diets failed because people's motivation fluctuate. Be strong with yourself, allow you one REAL cheat day, and hold your diet.
Hope it helps .) And if you have any questions feel free to ask I learned all from others and I would be pleased to forward it to others also
dodjob wrote:If you like to know a little more about wheat and it's side effects/history:
This will definitively helps you to reduce carbonhydrate
Teh Stork wrote:Dang there is a lot of false and misleading information here. Condition training to lose weight? Try strength training, it's the fat percentage you want down - not total body mass. Genetics? Hah, I've heard that before.
For all of you nerdy guys out there; check out leangains for a source of non bullshit diet, muscle building and excerzise info.
Myself? I was 100kg's of blubber (distributed on 176cm) back in 2009, with a fat percentage of around 50%. Fat and weak. Started keto. Started reading some medicine and biochemistry, with a lot of research on protein synthesis, fat mobillization, leptin, insulin, protein and everything inbetween. Went down 20 kg's in 5 months. 70kg Deadlift, 60kg squat and 30kg bench.
Today? 70 kg's at around 8% fat percentage. Was as low as 6% last year, but didn't like my face at that low fat%. Steadily been gaining muscle since 2009's diet. My stats now are: Deadlift 140kgx1 (Twice bodyweight was my 2012-summer goal), Squat 110kgx1 and with a measly bench of 60kg's (really long arms, I'm a puller).
Don't go pump up your arms, give that whole body of yours a real good overhaul - an added bonus is that is looks soo much better. I don't have big biceps (35cm's), but they're veiny and my lats totally make up for it - never underestimate the aesthetics of low fat percentage
Teh Stork wrote:Well, I'm Norwegian - so I'm familiar with who Carl.Y.C is. Definitely a huge dude. It is his training coupled with his massive bodyweight (165 kg) that allows him to lift as he does. Overall his squat is 'only' 2,7 times his bodyweight. There are performers with squats much higher in comparison to BW. I find this more impressive: Basically this guy lifts 20kgs less in deadlift than CYC, but at half his bodyweight. There are some genetic traits that limit you in some excersises, but that gives you edges in other. This one has a impressive 4,2 times body weight lift in deadlift.
If you were really "doing leangains" - you would have read much of Martin Berkhan reasoning behind environment > genetics. I thought I had bad genes, but that was just a big fat lie to not do anything about my weight.
Fat people today think they have to eat boringly and jog themselves to death, not much unlike "the biggest loser" - but that is a bad and hard way to lose weight. Change your diet (and no, healthy food is not expencive). What is truly healthy is also a question you will have to find the answer to yourself. Eggs or a salad, what is best in your opinion?
Training, the body only needs a short burst of 'too heavy' to change. 45 minute strength training (not yoga, no) three times a week will net you great results.
Teh Stork wrote:Most people fail at proper nutrition and training. I see bad form every time i go to the gym. I see the big arms guy curling away, with his chicken legs. Of cource that must be bad genes right? Not insufficient stimulus?
Or the salad chick, struggling to lose weight - and cant figure out why: try some curls and some protein. Maybe some scary red meat to top everything off, no - thats not what the newspaper says! "Type red meat in google and see what pops up" -
"Oh, I cant be best - therefore I'm not going to be good" - seems to be your mentality. Oh, I should just be fat - since that other guy has got a better sixpack than I'll ever have? Where the frock is the reasoning justifing that?
All I hear is excuses.
Stone Meadow wrote:I ran competitively and for pleasure for nearly 50 years, but had to stop when I kept having knee and foot injuries. After that I went several years without regular exercise; gained a bunch of weight, etc. Then I discovered cycling. Now I ride to work (9+ miles/15 km) three days a week. Cycling is much easier on aging bodies than running is, and I have found it just as pleasurable and even easier to stay in the cardio zone than when running. I no longer eat meat at all, and very little dairy or oil, and I limit my carbs. No snack foods. No sugar drinks. No potatoes, white bread or white rice. Lots of veggies, beans and tofu with some wild or brown rice or winter wheat pasta. At my age (nearly 60) I find I need a rest day between rides, but I'm happy with this regime and have lost about half the weight I gained.
Ratking wrote:I am strong, I always give all I have on the gym, I read articles and try to educate myself so I know whats right. I am better today than I was yesterday, but still, I know my limitations. That doesn't mean that I don't have dreams I follow but I am realistic. For me, that is a great tool to meet my goals and not to be disappointed in myself. By preaching that everybody can be best, you will lie and deceive people to think that we can be whatever they want, thats a lie.
Here's a great FREE site program with mobile apps that can help you log meals and keep track of your calorie intake:
NeilP wrote:All this meal logging and counting calories just becomes another chore/ brain drain. Just stopping eating completely for a few weeks, and use one of these meal replacement programs...or a diet that gives strict recipes and menu plan
Journal/log of food intake is the only reliable and medically approved way I .
NeilP wrote:14stone 8 down to 10st 10, three years ago. Slowly crept up again since then till I got to 14St about a month ago, ..Christmas etc. So done it for another month and now back down to 11St 2
Works well, and is easy, you are not having to try and think about it all the time
Putting human body into starvation mode is generally frowned upon by medical experts for legitimate weight loss program but to each their own...