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"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
Thanks for all the great info everyone. This is really motivating me to get started on a new plan.
Im constantly trying to change my workout routine. Right now im on a mass gaining program. But out of everything ive done in the last few years the program I saw the most results from the fastest was the Insanity program u see on tv. When I started it I hadnt worked out for several months. It was pretty tough at first but after about a week I loved it. Its cheap. Not time consuming. And very fun. Also go look at some workouts on bodybuilding.com
This is correct. I did the same thing. I set behind a desk for 15 years and got up to 285 lbs at 5'10". I'm down to 235 (and 220-225 is my goal) and did 30 handstand push ups the other day. Form is the key to not getting hurt. It's designed to make every part of your game (strength, energy, stamina, flexibility) get better.
The easiest way to put it is: Crossfit is designed to turn the weakest point into one of your strongest. If you do well with exercises with your feet on the ground (squats, chest, etc) then you might be better than a taller weaker guy, but he's probably gonna be better than you at running, etc....at first.....
The best thing out there, bar none, for soreness, is Glutamine. It's the truth......
I go with P90X. I started about 2 years ago (215lbs) doing all 12 videos in their recommended sequence. I didn't have alot of money for weights so I used 2 cheapo golds gym dumbbell sets from wally world ($30) and a pullup bar. Videos can be had for <$60 or free on the interweb if you're into that. I also cut out soda's (except when I went out to eat once a week or so) and beer (except once a weekend). I made my wife start cooking at home instead of us always going out to eat. Within 3 months I was down to 178lbs and pretty veiny (no homo). After a few months I started changing the workouts to my personal taste/injury history. Now I alternate the upper body vids 3-4 times a week and run/cardio on the days in between. Now I'm about 183 and maintain it pretty well. Each workout lasts me about 40 minutes and when coupled with some cellucor C4 helps keep me from punching all of the stupid people in my life. Really, the biggest difference was just eating more healthy food from home. Restaurant food is the worst and should only be consumed if your prepared to bust your a$$ the next day to burn it off. Also, P90X2 and any variety of Crossfit is pretty cool but I like working out in the comfort of my own home. I'm also a cheapskate. Gotta save those big bucks to pay for my BOL subscription. Good luck though man.
Eh, I'd put my money on dynamic or ballistic stretching pre-workout and sometimes during lifting, with static stretching aterwards as well as some foam rolling or other forms of self-myofascial release. If your diet is pretty solid and you buy a good protein powder, you should get plenty of glutamine throughout the day.
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Start taking a a couple teaspoons of the apple cider vinegar and thank me later. Also, add a teaspoon of honey with it and you're good to go.
Also, look into coconut oil.........it's like olive oil. Healthy and good for you. I eat it by the spoonful a couple times a day.
Feed your body what it needs/wants and your cravings will disappear.
Other than that........Congrats on your success!
I use apple cider vinegar liberally on my salads with a little olive oil. Really helps the digestion.
I have bought some coconut oil and it is still sitting in my cabinet. Need to figure out exactly how it works....does it just melt down like butter? Stupid question I know.
I mean, dang Chase...Can I get a plug-in. They also train professional boxers, even mediocre ones. haha
But seriously there's no better place to train in Tuscaloosa than Headhunters!
It's does melt similar to butter Shane and flavors food great!
Will use with eggs tomorrow. Thanks!
I have been on a twelve week diet and workout plan for 15 weeks now. I am convinced that your diet is the most important thing you will do when trying gain or loose weight/muscle. That is not to say that your workout regiment is not important. I have enjoyed reading everybody's different opinions the last couple of days. I am 6'1 and fifteen weeks ago I weighed in around 240. Now after 15 weeks I am down to 205-208 daily, just measured my body fat around 9 to 10%. I say all that, bc I truly learned how important my diet is and great I feel on a day to day basis.
If you are close to the ocean, I'd advise surfing. It's kept me in shape for my whole life. Keeps you lean and cut and doesn't bulk you up like someone from the Joizey Shorwa
Shane, coconut oil is a train you need to jump on! It cooks just like butter, or traditional oil, once heated into a liquid form. I can't taste it once I cook with it but I also enjoy the flavor of coconut so I probably don't notice it as much as anyone who may not like the taste. It has a bevy of health benefits including acting as a natural antibiotic/fungal for the body, heart benefits, and most importantly there's strong literature showing it could reverse or prevent alzheimers (by cleaning plaque in the brain from the neural pathways). I referenced a good site showing some simple benefits. http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
There's also another use for coconut oil called oil pulling. You swish the coconut oil around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out once a day. 20 minutes may sound extreme but I've done it and just put it in before I got in the shower and it works out well. There's also a lot of literature about the health benefits of oil pulling. It's supposed to "pull" free radicals, oxidants, and inflammatory causing agents out. Here's a quick research hit on the topic. http://oilpulling.com/oilpullingresearch.htm Don't have time to look right now but there's an MD that swears oil pulling cured his RA.
Count me as an endorser of Insanity. If Crossfit seems intimidating in your current shape or you just don't have the money to spend I think the insanity DVDs would be a great start. They can be bought online for fairly cheap and you don't need any additional equipment. It's all body weight exercises and stretches and will really increase your cardio quickly. It's not going to do much in terms of strength but the physical and cardiac progress will be quick and intense. For anyone with the money to spend Crossfit would be the recommendation. It's truly a jack-of-all-trades workout. You won't be great at anything in particular but you'll be better than almost all of your friends at........well.......almost everything.
With any Crossfit story there has to be a story about the Paleo Diet (lifestyle). Paleo is at it's simplest avoiding anything processed, with additives, or simple carbs. If you can grow it or kill it to eat it's most likely paleo. I call it more lifestyle than diet bc nobody is going to be 100% rigid BUT if you will adhere to the principals and get used to eating what it calls for then you will take in a lot of nutrients and very little empty calories. Save the cheat days for tailgating and treat your body like a temple the rest of the time!
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