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How many of you are starting a workout program this week for the new year or tinkering with what you are doing?
Would be interesting to track the progress of some of you guys, discuss what works and report back. Maybe Tim can throw in a prize like a Hoop It Up! MVP shirt from his three-on-three days.
I am riding with what I am doing now. Five days per week - body part per day so Chest, Back, Legs, Shoulders, Arms. Four to five exercises per day, four sets of 4-8 reps usually around 85% of my one-rep max and try and push myself with each set.
I was 260 on July 30 with approximately 67% body fat. When I got to 230 on diet and moderate weights and cardio, I hit a wall.
The key for me was going up in weight and intensity with my workouts, build solid muscle mass and your body is constantly working around the clock. I had a virus week before last and took the week off which helped me get down to 211 (before the holidays hit now I am around 216 again).
I have had a rotten past few months and I think if it wasn't for the sanctuary and release from the gym, I would have been hospitalized with a panic attack.
Encourage all of you who feel out of shape, stressed and generally unhappy with yourself (or depressed....this is great for mental health) to begin some kind of program.
There are thousands of guys in great shape doing all kinds of different plans. After tinkering around, I really think it is finding 1) a plan that fits your life style (5 day per week, 3 day per week etc), 2) incorporating exercises you are comfortable doing with great technique and 3) allow sufficient rest and diet. Don't stress on the plan. Do some research...find something you are comfortable with and do it. If you stop seeing gains, move to a different plan, switch up some lifts, etc.
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I did insanity last year and got great results.
I started the 100 Pushups workout last week. I'm just doing this as a supplement to my other workout and as a personal goal of mine. I will also be doing the 50 pull up workout as well. These are good workouts for those who don't have access (or time) for the gym and just want to do something to chane the way they look/feel.
the hundred push ups training program designed to improve strength and physical fitness
I've set a goal to weigh 200 lbs by summer vacation (June) and log 1000 miles for 2013. A few months ago my wife and I started running. I weighed 285. Currently I'm at 249. I've ran a couple of 5K's and feel much better.
I feel your pain Shane, in 2012 I had a high school senior, my daughter's wedding in July, son had legal issues, son in law diagnosed with cancer along with other stress things. Running has been my sanctuary, but I still have goals.
I want to run a 5K way down in mid 20's mark, but I've got to get the extra weight off. I plan to start some weights this week, I use to be a weight-room warrior, but it's been 20 years since I've lifted.
Note: A great app for running and/or losing weight is the myfitnesspal. You can keep up with your food intake and exercise, this really assists in keeping yourself on track with weight loss.
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If you dreamed you were a sleep and you woke up, would you be awake?
Also calories in/out is a myth per a Stanford study. Read Gary Taubes.
Weight loss is 90% diet 10% gym.
I started working out at the end of May. I thought by December I'd look like a new woman... I look better, but still have a long way to go. It's not easy to get weight off at middle age. In better weather, I rode bikes several days a week with a buddy after work and counted calories. I now need to do something different and pick up the pace to five-six days a week. I'm just not sure what to do.
One of my daughters has been an inspiration to me. She has lost over 80 pounds in about 15 months... no pills, no surgery... just a healthy diet and exercising 5 days a week. If she can change her life that much, so can I.
I got a set of dumb bells for Christmas, so I've started using them. I have an elliptical... sure wish I liked using it as much as I like biking. It's boring. I'm thinking about getting the Insanity workout. It'll be tough in the beginning but I need something that will work.
I'm looking forward to see what everyone else is doing. This is my year. I WILL reach my goal this year and will be in better shape at 51 than I was at 31.
Unnamed Source, MyFitnessPal is what I use. It's been a great help -- except when I ignored it the last week.
Yeah, had one of those weeks during the holidays, ran a few extra days this week to get back on pace.
App for runners: RunKeeper
I'm 37 & have dropped 65lbs. since last March. All without working out. & only excercise I get is slow pitch softball tournaments on Saturdays LOL. I work too much during the week to do a workout program. So I just eat very little. Cut out sweets & sodas. & have dropped massive weight.
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Great job, Shane. It's hard to get off the mat, I know. As I mentioned before, I was 283 lbs, and I'm down to 225 at 5'9". I do CrossFit 5-6 times a week, and lift when I get done around 3-4 times. But it's took me over a year to be able to withstand that much punishment on my body. My waist size has went from 44" to 36". I don't max out but once a month, but I've made some good gains. I'm benching 305, squatting 350, and I dead-lifted 495 the other day.
I actually have a 4-pack now, which for me, is a long, long way. Guys, if my beat up, 37 year old butt can do it, anyone can. I was in a bad way a couple of years ago. Big time depression. I honestly don't know what would have happened to me. Like I said, it's hard to get up off the mat, but once you do it, and start seeing some progression, well, it just gets addicting. Remember, ( and I know you guys know this) that the diet is just as much as important as the work-out. I would be a lot further a long if I would have just decided to eat better, sooner.
If I can help any of you with a work out regime or dieting, just ask....Roll Tide.....
Yeah I followed myfitnesspal the last 3 months with no change to my workout routine (weights 3 days a week) with no cardio and went from 231 to 211. It's really crazy how many calories you take in everyday. Especially for me as a sales rep I used to eat and drink all day in and out of the car and had no idea the amount of calories I took in. In the new year I plan on adding cardio to my weight routine and get under 200 with 195 as my goal.
I will say it sucks having to wear a suit everyday for work because I now have around 15 suits I have to either get altered or taken to the goodwill. #oldfatguyproblems
Been doing P90X since March, have gotten great results. was 196 when I started and now 170 with 12% bodyfat. im 5''10 In better shape now at age 31 than I was 10 years ago in the army. I would recommend the adjustable dummbells if you do program. Im not a band guy... My 2 cents
Link to study. There are way to many body builders and people in elite shape that follow cals in vs cals out for it to be wrong. It's been proven time and time again if you hit your macro requirements then it doesn't matter where they come from as regards to weight loss.
Never mind I looked it up. The Stanford study was done on obese people first of all. Secondly they in no way made sure a person received adequate macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs). In other words they said were comparing for example 2000 calories of fat or carbs vs 2000 calories of protein. That is not what a calorie in vs calorie out philosophy says.
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Does anyone else consider New Years resolutions to start on jan. 8? That's my New Year's Day!
I'm ignoring this post until next weekish.
I just turned 30 and am in the best shape of my life. I'm 6ft 180 and just benched a personal best of 305. My goal is to get to 350 this year. Also doing my first triathlon this year.
bodybuilding .com has a workout by julien greaux called ripped 365 days a year. workout is 4 days a week, mostly core. great workout!
It doesn't matter what you do if your body doesn't get the nutrition it needs. You can get results (especially for the younger people) with an improper diet. However, if you want to REALLY maximize whatever it is that you are doing, even without exercise, nutrition is everything. I started using Advocare products a short time ago and can hardly believe the results after doing the 24 day challenge. My wife and I both lost weight and inches through the holiday season and we both felt like we were eating more than before we started. I had to remind myself to eat and that is never a problem for me. If anyone is interested in these amazing products, you can go to totalbodyandmind.info or PM me if you want.
Great post and here is to a better 2013 for both of us.
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