Hi, Guest

Author Topic: In Fitness and in Health  (Read 149108 times)

Offline bagley920

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • HWDC2-25 HWBC-71
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #615 on: August 19, 2014, 11:04:09 pm »
I've taken a few free classes and the instructors def make a big difference. I think I've found the one for me. Form over time


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If I am not I, who will be? -Henry David Thoreau

Offline winterland

  • Haraki-san Prodigy
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
    • View Profile
    • Winterland Studios
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #616 on: August 20, 2014, 03:16:12 am »
Regarding Crossfit. Unless someone is really doing something very harmful in any kind of exercise, I would consider it great over doing nothing.

Offline Appfaff

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #617 on: August 20, 2014, 03:20:54 am »
Good luck!  Glad to hear you found a gym that you like!  What is the name of the gym? I may know some of the trainers.

And McLain - assault bikes ARE extremely brutal - they are tuned to be about 4x as potent as the old school schwinn airdynes - we have a couple at our gym and they are fantastic for rehab work as well as interval training.  Try doing:
3x 1600 / 800 / 400m resting 1:1 between each set.  If you walk the next day, you left some on the table haha


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline urbanwoodsman

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #618 on: August 25, 2014, 01:47:22 am »
Fuckkkkk




I was 230lbs in June and I've lost 15lbs since. Over the last two weeks I started to get more serious about my health. I want to lose another 25lbs but also slowly build muscle. My main goal is fat loss though.

I really need a workout plan. I have a membership to a full sized gym. I worked out a lot when I was 18-22 but have only randomly lifted over the past 8yrs.

Right now I'm trying to keep my calories around 1650 while doing at least an hour of cardio and 30mins of lifting. My breakfast usually consist of yogurt with random fruit, nuts and granola. Lunch has been mainly a protein smoothie or shake. And dinner has been all over the place but most nights it's in check.

I know it's a broad question but does anyone have recommendations for a workout routine? Something that will help with weight loss.

Offline mclaincausey

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Swerve de Nîmes
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #619 on: August 25, 2014, 01:51:20 am »
Two days of tabata and moderate steady state cardio every other day with strength training at lease 3 days is what I'm trying right now. My macros are very low carb, a bit more protein, and plenty of healthy fats. I have shedded a few pounds since clamping down on the diet, which has only been about a week; no other changes to my routine.
Think it, be it.

Offline bagley920

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • HWDC2-25 HWBC-71
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #620 on: August 25, 2014, 02:44:43 am »
It depends what your ultimate goal is Shane. If you're talking purely fat loss then cardio, if you want to be more fit, throw some weight training in there. Kettlebell workouts will actually cover both of those

I have personally found that steady state cardio doesn't do it for me. I feel like I get much more out of interval training and much less bored on a treadmill for 30 mins

As for diet, try to stick with low carb, high protein. And I don't mean Atkins where you eat all kinds of cheese and Ranch dressing just because it's low carb. Lot of veggies and all the meat you want.

Personally, I follow Paleo principles just not as strict as most. For what it's worth, I've lost 40 lbs in almost a year and dropped from a 38 waist to 32-34 depending on the pants.

Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it and can stick to it. That is more important than anything


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 02:48:11 am by bagley920 »
If I am not I, who will be? -Henry David Thoreau

Offline moykky

  • Haraki-san Prodigy
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #621 on: August 25, 2014, 07:37:52 am »
Fuckkkkk

(IMG removed)

I was 230lbs in June and I've lost 15lbs since. Over the last two weeks I started to get more serious about my health. I want to lose another 25lbs but also slowly build muscle. My main goal is fat loss though.

I really need a workout plan. I have a membership to a full sized gym. I worked out a lot when I was 18-22 but have only randomly lifted over the past 8yrs.

Right now I'm trying to keep my calories around 1650 while doing at least an hour of cardio and 30mins of lifting. My breakfast usually consist of yogurt with random fruit, nuts and granola. Lunch has been mainly a protein smoothie or shake. And dinner has been all over the place but most nights it's in check.

I know it's a broad question but does anyone have recommendations for a workout routine? Something that will help with weight loss.

I think you're in a right track there if you can keep your intake at the ~1650. By changing your eating you can lose weight, by excercising you can get more strength, fitness, etc. So the eating is the key.

Losing weight is really very simple: Burn more calories than you eat. The difficult part is to burn more calories than you eat... :)

"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."

Offline Finn666

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #622 on: August 25, 2014, 11:51:39 am »
after 3 weeks USA vacation and eating all the crab I could find, I now need to get back on track! paleo, tabata, cardio and lifting weights are my main focus on losing weight/fat and keeping the muscles in place...don't want to get bigger, just want to have a nice and fit form!
let's hope I'll be able to reach my goal by the end of september/october!... will be posting updates regularly! pre and post pics gonna follow in the end!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 12:21:43 pm by Finn666 »

Offline mclaincausey

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Swerve de Nîmes
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #623 on: August 25, 2014, 12:04:31 pm »
I don't think you can exercise yourself thin. Start with diet and calorie deficit. I would do either low carb, as many veggies as you want (bodyrecomposition's crash diet, I have the PDF if you want me to send it), or low carb high fat (ketogenic diet, where you train your metabolism to burn ketones created from fat instead of burning glucose/carbs.
Think it, be it.

Offline Finn666

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #624 on: August 25, 2014, 12:26:32 pm »
^ if you were talking to me @mclaincausey of course "eating right" is the main thing to do! been a long time now since I'm doing this (knowing how to eat and workout the right way!), so of course I no the pieces to the puzzle ;)


maybe we guys should do some bets, just to keep the motivation going!? :)

Offline mclaincausey

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Swerve de Nîmes
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #625 on: August 25, 2014, 12:27:05 pm »
I was talking to Shane
Think it, be it.

Offline Finn666

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #626 on: August 25, 2014, 12:35:40 pm »
ah ok...wasn't sure since you didn't mention a name or anything in the post. sorry! :)
oh and o/corse you're right ;)

Offline bagley920

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • HWDC2-25 HWBC-71
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #627 on: August 25, 2014, 01:33:02 pm »
Shane, you and I are about the same body composition, or were when we started. What helped me was using a food log app on my phone. I no longer use it because I've gotten a better grasp but I was using myfitnesspal. You can also track exercise on there as well and link to other apps such as mapmyfitness which is looks like you are using based on the photo above

Knowing what I put into my body was the most important for me
If I am not I, who will be? -Henry David Thoreau

Offline mclaincausey

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Swerve de Nîmes
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #628 on: August 25, 2014, 01:42:16 pm »
Shane, you and I are about the same body composition, or were when we started. What helped me was using a food log app on my phone. I no longer use it because I've gotten a better grasp but I was using myfitnesspal. You can also track exercise on there as well and link to other apps such as mapmyfitness which is looks like you are using based on the photo above

Knowing what I put into my body was the most important for me

Backed hard, MyFitnessPal is an awesome way to track food. It's not as good at tracking exercise but you can at least put your calorie burn in there, and exercise isn't as important for losing fat anyway as diet.
Think it, be it.

Offline Chris

  • 見習いボス
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • View Profile
Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #629 on: August 25, 2014, 04:25:16 pm »
Kettlebell workouts will actually cover both of those

Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it and can stick to it. That is more important than anything

I fully back both of these statements.  I also endorse using a calorie tracker on your phone.  I've used both Lose It! and Myfitnesspal.  I like the interface on Lose It! better, but myfitnesspal has a much more comprehensive food/nutrition encyclopedia.