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by Invictus
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hitting the gym two times a week--good for anything?
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Hitting the gym two times a week--good for anything?

You could be working out 7 days a week with the gym equipment you're using and you'd still probably lack benefits. You need to get off the isolation machines and start doing some compound workouts. Movements like a deadlift stimulate 80% of the muscles in your body- which is what you need for the bo...
by Invictus
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Water
Replies: 37
Views: 3819

Re: Water

"One of the "myths" that is regularly debunked is the one about how water helps you lose weight. But it's not really a myth. German researchers showed in a 2003 study that drinking a pint of water increases your metabolic rate by about 30 percent for an hour or so and that drinking co...
by Invictus
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To be a better me... or so I hope
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: To be a better me... or so I hope

However, from personal experience, it's a lot easier to get the volume of eating right before the standard of food. Try eating 4,000 calories a day of food you don't like and you wont stick with it for long. Get your calorie intake up first and then slowly introduce a higher quality of food and you'...
by Invictus
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Question on running to burn fat and lose weight.
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Question on running to burn fat and lose weight.

Curls aren't going to stimulate enough muscle fibres to kick your bodies fat burning systems into action. I'd recommend sets of deadlifts, squats, cable rotation and military presses with a 15RM weight 2 days a week and one day with weights in your 2-4RM range once a week. This will stimulate both t...
by Invictus
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To be a better me... or so I hope
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: To be a better me... or so I hope

You wont need any protein supplements until you are atleast strong enough to bench press your own body weight and deadlift 1.5 x your weight. Meal replacement shakes are much better- you'll need them to put on lean muscle mass. Isolation lifts aren't going to do anything for you if you want to bulk ...
by Invictus
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain Me Some Weight
Replies: 16
Views: 2739

Re: Gain Me Some Weight

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PUT ON WEIGHT Eat lots of good food. And that's it. Contrary to what anyone will tell you (except me because I'm right) if you did ZERO exercise and ate a well large amount of a well balanced diet, you would put on muscle mass. You would put on fat as well. So if you want to...
by Invictus
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Losing the Fattage
Replies: 21
Views: 3411

Re: Losing the Fattage

Unsalted cashews...

Seriously, I will go through a few kgs of unsalted cashews a week- they're the best snackable out there.
by Invictus
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Question on running to burn fat and lose weight.
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Question on running to burn fat and lose weight.

Your option 2 is an aerobic style of training known as High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) which you can do on almost anything (running, swimming, cycling). It's one of the best cardiovascular ways to lose weight. However, don't get too caught up simply on running to lose weight, this is from...
by Invictus
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nerdy T-shirts that fit "Unnerdy" bodies
Replies: 17
Views: 2799

Re: Nerdy T-shirts that fit "Unnerdy" bodies

Threadless shirts show off my chest fine. If they're too loose just buy a size smaller.
by Invictus
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Every Day Till April 30. Quest
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Every Day Till April 30. Quest - 'Before' pics posted :)

I think I'll practice some turns on the 'resting' days. That sounds like a great idea. One of the trainers I work with never shuts up about "practise makes permanent, only perfect practise makes perfect". Practising high skill level movements while you're fresh and focused will go a long ...
by Invictus
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Stupid elliptical machine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: Stupid elliptical machine!

Actually I've found boxing is pretty easy in my apartment.

A good punching bag is much cheaper than a good ellptical machine.
by Invictus
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Every Day Till April 30. Quest
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Every Day Till April 30. Quest - 'Before' pics posted :)

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but an 'every day' workout program is terrible idea. Every single gain made by the body is done during rest. When you're running, your heart and lungs don't improve their capacity until the break afterwards. In weights, your muscles don't get bigger or stronger u...
by Invictus
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Improving my fitness.
Replies: 21
Views: 2209

Re: Improving my fitness.

Okay, this is basically a short conditioning program. It is not going to make you look like a Spartan Warrior, however, what it will do is get your general fitness to a level where you can start doing a more serious weights or cardio program. Before you start, there are three things you need to know...
by Invictus
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Stupid elliptical machine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: Stupid elliptical machine!

Don't even bother with elliptical machine- in the fitness industry all those cross training ergometers are nicknamed "fakercise machines". You want real cardio benefits, box, walk, run, ride, row or swim- our bodies have evolved by design to do the actual thing, why wouldn't you take advan...
by Invictus
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Distance Running Training
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Distance Running Training

There is also valuable benefits a distance runner can get from cycling. Although distance cycling will obviously train different muscles than those used when running, they will benefit the athletes cardiorespiratory mechanisms (stroke volume, conversion rates... etc) without the damage done from con...
by Invictus
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

Re: Invictus Did you work planche progression push-ups too? Ice cream makers? Weighted muscle-ups?. No because upper torso comp-iso movements would be counterproductive to the proportioning I am trying to achieve with my arms in regard to the rest of my body. Hence why I am doing sole isolation wor...
by Invictus
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

That is true. However, skin sagging through genetic obesity is the same saggy skin as the alcohol and cigarette kind.

I can't believe I'm even arguing this point. It's not even a debate. Can't we just talk about puppies and butterflies?
by Invictus
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

Yes I know all about big movement exercises, I've pulled 150kg deadlifts and 180kgs squats. I put the pound in compound for three years and my arms were still out of proportion to my chest, back and legs. Hence the extra isolation work. I hate it, I rarely do it, I advised clientelle against it, but...
by Invictus
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

Odds are he won't have an adonis-type sculpted body, but why is that even necessary? It's necessary because that is what my point has been all along. I never said you can't start out fat and then work hard and become fit and slim. I said "genetically, if your parents are super fat, you're not ...
by Invictus
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

nezha wrote:Using genetics to rationalize unsatisfactory results due to not trying hard enough is a cop out.

Find a teenage child of two obese parents, train him as long as you want, he's never going to have a body like a health magazine model.
by Invictus
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Minimight!
Replies: 34
Views: 5578

Re: Minimight!

I'm not a nutritionist either, but I follow the 'wait until I am hungry' principle, and really the trick is to only eat small meals when you get hungry. The idea is to quench the hunger, not to feel full. As an interesting side effect of this, feeling full is actually equated to feeling sick for me...
by Invictus
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Minimight!
Replies: 34
Views: 5578

Re: Minimight!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHATEVER YOU DO! DON'T DIET!!!!!!!! Atleast under the conventional idea of "dieting". There's a reason why the word contains "die". Picture a kitchen sink. Now picture it with a smiley face on it. YOU are this kitchen sink. But that's not all, there are two othe...
by Invictus
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

Re: Motivation

Miles Invictus wrote:@Invictus: You have excellent taste in names.

Haha thanks =)
Miles Invictus wrote:4) Dare I say it? ...this Halloween, I will be a Spartan.

Image

teehee
by Invictus
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

I've read it in a number of books, magazines and journals... Even as I type (yes! I'm multitalented... Well actually during the breaks while I type) I'm looking for a quote... ...And I've yet to find it... Basically though- your body will always hold more fat in different areas. You might have a chu...
by Invictus
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

Re: Motivation

I enjoy looking good.

I'm as shallow as a desert basin :(
by Invictus
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Diet tips for someone with too-low cholesterol?
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Diet tips for someone with too-low cholesterol?

Nuts have a lot of good oils in them which will raise your cholesterol levels, As do foods high in magnesium (eg, broccoli, seafood, whole grain breds and spinach). You want to be careful to make sure you are getting the good type of cholesterol (HDL) and a limited amount of the bad type (LDL). Keep...
by Invictus
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7628

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

Okey dokey, lets start from the top. Why you probably wont ever achieve a washboard six pack Contrary to what infomercials and your gym buddies will have you believe- not everyone can get that perfect set of abs. This is shocking and disheartening news. So I will give you a moment to process the ram...

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