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by caje
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overeating != Weightgain?
Replies: 25
Views: 16229

Re: Overeating != Weightgain?

The issue is people's metabolisms will change depending on many factors (what you eat plays a large role in this) And how much of the calories you eat that you can actually use as energy also changes for different reasons. At the end of the day If you eat and digest more calories then you burn you w...
by caje
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain Body Mass!
Replies: 19
Views: 5457

Re: Gain Body Mass!

Exercise: http://aasgaardco.com/store/store.php?crn=199&rn=413&action=show_detail Buy this book it will be an amazing resource. It is a strength program designed to turn skinny high school kids (sound familiar) big and strong. Food: More meat in all forms. (beef, chicken, fish, etc.) Then th...
by caje
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Oatmeal alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 3308

Re: Oatmeal alternatives

I find Bacon to be a good substitute for any breakfast food :). Just try to find with the smallest amount of ingredients as possible preferably no nitrates.
by caje
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gluten intolerance helps. Dried fruit doesn't
Replies: 6
Views: 3957

Re: Gluten intolerance helps. Dried fruit doesn't

I turned gluten intolerant one weekend in September (yes, really; freaked me out too). Dropped 5kg in 2 weeks on a diet of nuts, greens, and veg. Then broadened my diet to include dried fruit, and broadened again to include the one single brand of gluten-free bread not made from MDF offcuts. Gained...
by caje
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Healthier work lunches
Replies: 10
Views: 3150

Re: Healthier work lunches

Bulk rice and beans and potatoes that you make it home then bring in and heat up will be very cheap. Also Milk is very cheap ( a gallon of whole milk will be 2,400 calories and cost around 3 bucks) As far as meat is concerned: If you can eat organ meats they will be by far the cheapest of cuts. If y...
by caje
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: What to eat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

Re: What to eat?

What's wrong with fat? Especially as a runner medium chain triglycerides might be a very good idea right before or during runs. (Easily absorbed energy without the sugar spikes of carbs) I was always under the impression that carb loading happen very soon before the run (though that might just be so...
by caje
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Knee's gone bad
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Knee's gone bad

How does your friend squat?
High-bar or low bar?
How wide does he place his feet?
Feet angled out or straight?
Does he keep his knees from caving in when he squats?
How low does he go? Does the top of his thighs go parallel to the ground?
by caje
Thu May 26, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: general fitness advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Re: general fitness advice

OK, so what is a reasonable portion size? I understand that most "portions" you get in prepared food are too big, so what is right? Easy! If you want to lose weight, less than you eat now. There's no way anyone could give you an absolute value since it varies wildly from person to person ...
by caje
Wed May 25, 2011 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gym use advice
Replies: 28
Views: 34328

Re: Gym use advice

I mean, you just listed a couple workouts that target specific muscle groups. So... Right. No I didn't. I listed the 4 main exercises that will hit almost every part of your body. And if the OP uses the rep/set range Nath laid out and increases the weight every time he is not targeting specific mus...
by caje
Wed May 25, 2011 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gym use advice
Replies: 28
Views: 34328

Re: Gym use advice

targeting specific muscle groups. I would not do that as a beginner. It will be a waste of time compared to doing squats/dead-lifts/press/bench press/chin-ups/pull-ups which will add large amounts of muscle all over the body faster then doing isometric work. Does your gym have a barbell and a squat...
by caje
Mon May 02, 2011 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: What should my goal(s) be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: What should my goal(s) be?

I'm 28, 6'0" and right now I weigh 240lbs. When I *woke up* from a long battle with depression roughly two years ago I weighed 315lbs. (Yeah I've lost 75lbs :-D) My initial goal was to get my weight down to 225. I'm thinking I should lose more weight than that, but idk what my goals should be....
by caje
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many of you view exercise as a chore?
Replies: 47
Views: 11569

Re: How many of you view exercise as a chore?

Before I actually get to the gym I often don't want to go but after the first set or two I'm into it.
by caje
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale

23. Why does it matter? 5'2" is very, very short. She has a small skeletal frame too, though. I guess it really depends, and I suppose I need more qualifiers. For a relatively sedentary girl with skinny frame at 5'2", 115 will probably involve more fat than you might be happy with. Better...
by caje
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: By body type
Replies: 3
Views: 1771

Re: By body type

Everything Nath said.

Also you don't nee to "take" protein ever but you do need to eat plenty of it. (Nath's suggestion of 1g/lb of body weight is good)
by caje
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale

Barbie wrote:Weight has nothing to do with appearance, or size, or strength, or endurance


It really does... There is a reason weight classes in sports exist. While weight itself doesn't cause any of those things it can certainly limit them.
by caje
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale

Anyway, the pic was just something I took for laughs and then really got to wondering, how the hell did it happen? I've kind of leveled of on the losing weight front, but I've been dropping pants sizes like nobody's business, which I attribute to having a higher muscle/fat ratio. Instead of going b...
by caje
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale

Solt wrote:Also, speaking as someone with a girlfriend who is 5'2", 115 is definitely high


... That's just crazy talk. Well if the girl has no thighs, ass or much muscle mass at all I could see it. BTW how old are you?
by caje
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How much weight should I be gaining?
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: How much weight should I be gaining?

I would reccomend a program like starting strength for people in your position. If you do it properly you will ad weight on pretty fast at about 60/40 muscle/fat. At 6'3 and 77-80 kilos you are pretty light and could easily put on 10 kilos without it being a big deal. This program would get you much...
by caje
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Turtle's waddle in a healthy direction...
Replies: 22
Views: 6214

Re: The Turtle's waddle in a healthy direction...

First, Are you sleeping 8-9 hours a night? If not sleep more. That will be the number one most important thing and will greatly affect your ability to stick with your changes and maximise the performance from your changes. Taking out liquid calories is a great first step. OJ really is just sugar wat...
by caje
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: In which Sarah becomes less fat...
Replies: 33
Views: 5940

Re: In which Sarah becomes less fat...

Perhaps I should've been more direct: The girls who swam at my high school were fucking built , and I know for a fact they didn't lift weights regularly. The ones at mine weren't built. Though maybe your definition of built and mine are different, I prefer woman with more muscle on them then most w...
by caje
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: In which Sarah becomes less fat...
Replies: 33
Views: 5940

Re: In which Sarah becomes less fat...

Really, heavy aerobic exercise is the most efficient way to burn calories, so if you're going to be going to the gym, get on the eliptical, treadmill, or get in the pool! Strength training/situps/yoga is, in all honesty, a total waste of time if your only goal is to lose weight. The time you allot ...
by caje
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: general fitness advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Re: general fitness advice

Why is this the most important :O. I wish I could get 9 hours sleep a day. http://thyroid.about.com/od/loseweightsuccessfully/a/sleepdiet.htm Or in another word hormone control (which is pretty much everything when it comes to weight loss) And when I say 9 hours is most important I really mean gett...
by caje
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: general fitness advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Re: general fitness advice

Pretty sure caje meant 200 calories worth of carbs (i.e. about 50g worth), in addition to 175g of protein (about 700 calories) and some fat. You'd certainly lose weight if you stuck to this, but I think it's a bit drastic. Another approach would be to figure out exactly how many calories you're get...
by caje
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: general fitness advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Re: general fitness advice

Sleep Sleep 9 hours a day minimum (very important, like most important) Diet Carbs keep under 200 calories a day. (preferably from veggies and starchy tubers; potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash) Protein Get in 1gram of protein per lb of body weight. (preferably from animal sources) Fat Get in as much ...
by caje
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: In which Sarah becomes less fat...
Replies: 33
Views: 5940

Re: In which Sarah becomes less fat...

Low calorie and low carb. I don't eat a lot of fatty foods, because that would make my calories go up too quickly, but I don't specifically look for low-fat or nonfat things. I try to make breakfast my biggest meal of the day, and then have snacks throughout the day. Lots of fruit and veggies. If y...
by caje
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: In which Sarah becomes less fat...
Replies: 33
Views: 5940

Re: In which Sarah becomes less fat...

What is your nutritional strategy? Low calorie? Low fat? Low carb?
by caje
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does bouncing on the crossramp wreck the exercise?
Replies: 11
Views: 2500

Re: Does bouncing on the incline treadmill wreck the exercis

Yeah, but I'm trying to work the gluts to get rid of my ass jiggles. Running on a treadmill is going to do nothing for that. Diet is the number one for reducing fat. Deep squats because ass muscles + some ass fat = ba-dunk-a-dunk and everyone loves a ba-dunk-a-dunk. http://startingstrength.wikia.co...
by caje
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight Loss Help. Please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3783

Re: Weight Loss Help. Please?

Regarding low-carb diets, what do you think of the justification that high protein meals tend to be more filling, allowing you to eat fewer calories but still feel full? That is one of the reasons it tends to work (low-carb diets tend to be much more self regulating). It also works by controlling i...
by caje
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight Loss Help. Please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3783

Re: Weight Loss Help. Please?

I would reiterate that it is a short-term solution and the long-term results are unimpressive . Also, it is somewhat difficult to consume enough lean protein to feel sated and yet consume less than the ideal amount of saturated fats. I would argue that complex carbohydrates (fiber and not simple su...
by caje
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight Loss Help. Please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3783

Re: Weight Loss Help. Please?

These questions always make me uneasy, and they always bring out the worst fad dieting trends. A ketogenic/low carb diet is a short term solution and non-ideal. The vast majority of these short term dieters will regain any weight lost within 5 years. A diet low in carbs and high in fats is undeniab...
by caje
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Set and Reps
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: Set and Reps

What are you trying to do? Look ripped with awesome peaks? Or be strong?
by caje
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 28861

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

This doesn't make any sense. What would be the point of falsifying the radar image for overzealous refreshers? The storm would still hit them just the same. Trying to 'tease' people like this doesn't achieve anything apart from giving them the impression that the radar is horribly inaccurate. No, y...
by caje
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Am I doin' it right?
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: Am I doin' it right?

If you are a woman then you don't have to worry about bulking up, you simply won't without dedicating a ridiculous of time and intensity in the gym and also some chemical help. Go low carb, it works, this means you will have to eat a good amount of fats which is hard for most people because of norma...
by caje
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight Loss Help. Please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3783

Re: Weight Loss Help. Please?

If you don't have to worry about performance (not a competitive athlete) then I would highly suggest a low carb diet. Plain and simple it works and it works well. Just make sure you are actually eating fat and not just protein. Eat stuff like eggs, steak, burgers(no bun), rotisserie chicken as many ...
by caje
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help for a jogging beginner
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: Help for a jogging beginner

Definitely gonna need some citation on "shock abosrbing shoes cause injury" because I'm well aware of the biomechanics of the foot and I've never heard of that. Additionally, lack of shock absorption is a great way to screw your ankles, knees, hips, lower back ... hell, any joint above yo...
by caje
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help for a jogging beginner
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: Help for a jogging beginner

I would suggest Vibrams... i love mine and have never met anyone with them that didn't. They will force you to run ball-heel. (aka the proper way to run)
by caje
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Formula for calories lost doing INSERT EXERCISE HERE
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: Formula for calories lost doing INSERT EXERCISE HERE

Frankly the odds are anything that calculates your energy expenditure will be wrong and not only that will probably be anti-useful. You should seriously think about NOT not doing it. It can lead to obsession over useless numbers. Even if the calorie count was accurate for the exercises it would stil...
by caje
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Does anyone actually eat their recommended daily nutrion?
Replies: 35
Views: 5446

Re: Does anyone actually eat their recommended daily nutrion

Yes, usually much more. My diet consists of meat, veggies and some fruit. No rice, wheat or potatoes which gets rid of empty calories. I only supplement with Omega 3 (if my budget goes south and I have to buy non grass-fed beef) and Vitamin D.
by caje
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 41319

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

I can't tell if my sarcasm came through or not. Surely my dismissive attitude IS a problem, but so are the expectations for models that must be simple enough for students to learn in one semester. yours truly, -An economist Aye, I missed and I was referring to the fact that people who take one seme...

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