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Is this what a new years bra looks like?
I have never seen anything like that in person. Damnit.
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This is a great thread. I have dropped 13 lbs from 182 to 169. I am 5'10 and 43. I started lifting weights (vs just doing cardio) about 4 weeks ago and it has been great. Still trying to nail down a routine. I have cut out many carbs and am eating high protein. Trying to get the abs leaner if anyone has any thoughts. Also love Atkins bars and shakes. Trying some free weights, kettle bar exercises etc.
Thanks and happy new year to all!
That's a faulty rationale to say "too many do it for it to be wrong." A lot of people eat like crap their whole life and still live to be 90. That doesn't mean that the crap they're eating is good for them or wouldn't do damage to others with completely different metabolic profiles. I agree that macronutrients are important (as are micronutrients) but where they come from is the key. If I "hit my macronutrient requirement" of carbohydrates but it comes solely from pop tarts vs. vegetables then it does matter in regards to weight loss.
Calories do have merit but I think what alabamaantelope was suggesting is that calories have been so vilified by our society (as Gary Taubes notes in his books- Why We Get Fat; Good Calories & Bad Calories) that we lose sight of the fact that good health depends on far more complex factors. The foods we eat have powerful psychological influences that affect our hormones, digestive tract, immune system, etc.
shane, hemorage is also a great preworkout supplement you might want to try. i was wondering about 1mr and will prolly try it next
Power Crunch Bars (can get a box on Amazon or even Kroger) are very good and are soy free which I like. I eat them very occasionally, but it is relatively guilt-free if you eat in moderation.
Kettle Bells kicked my butt. I think I will stick to free weights.
For abs, I do a bicycle/plank set to exhaustion 3X. Can tell a big difference. The more compound lifts you do like squats and deadlifts, the stronger your core is going to get as well.
There are tons of routines out there. Find one you are comfortable with and stick to it.
Will make a note. 1MR is caffeine heavy so lay off coffee on the days you use it.
Ok so what about us old guys with a bad back? I am 48 about 5'6 and 200 lbs. I had back surgery last February and still have issues and am off work on LTD because of it. I am a very picky eater and really do not like veggies. So I guess with all these issues I'm just screwed huh. Lol. I really want to get back down to about 150-160 and get toned up or at least toned for a 48 yo. TIA
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Sorry to hear about your back. I don't think you're screwed. You can't expect to do everything you could when you were in your 20's but there's no reason why you couldn't get back down into the 150's-160's and live healthy. As far as eating goes, I would suggest starting small by removing some of the foods/drinks that are worst for you and stick to swimming until your back heals up.
Not drinking beer is also good advice. LOL but I realize that is impossible for most football fans.
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That's an interesting book however it is also largely based on old science. The fact remains that no matter where you get carbs from they have the same end result when digested. The only difference is the speed at which they are digested. The insulin spikes are not going to cause you to store fat if you are in a calorie deficit because your body is trying to force a source of energy out. The statement that it works for far too many people is simply stating that the tested philosophy has been proven to be accurate. Just like nutrient timing is also irrelevant. Doesn't matter what time of day you eat. I'm about to about 1000 calories before bed. However as far as weight loss goes it wouldn't have mattered if I ate it 4 hours ago. I know it's against pretty much everything diet experts have taught for years but its correct.
May not be available to all but I started doing TRX workout sessions in early November. I like having a trainer putting together the sessions and having others to work out with. There are 5 or so different workouts - sweat, rip, sculpt, lift, drench - that focus on strength, core and cardio. Uses suspension, weights, ropes and other devices to work your tail off for an hour. I'm 53 and just finished my running season with a half in November so I went into the training in good shape. Found out quickly I was in running shape and not physically fit. I'll start running again in march and will be in much better shape because of TRX training. It's not cheap but worth it to get/stay in shape.
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Yea I could see the swimming, just I guess I would need to join the Y so I would have access to a pool. Also really the only things I drink normally are tea with a little Splenda and coffee with a little Splenda and water. I'm sure I could cut back on the tea and some of my not so healthy snacks. Lol
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