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by jtw
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: [YAWLT] Yet Another Weight Loss Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: [YAWLT] Yet Another Weight Loss Thread

I plan on dropping to 85 kgs (~187 lbs). So, how long would (should, to do it healthily) it take? Any tips on workouts? Nutrition? Thanks! From 253 lbs to 187 is 66 lbs (obviously). Most guidelines I've seen recommend not to lose more than a couple pounds a week, so 8-10 lbs per month which means y...
by jtw
Wed May 05, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My exercise ball and other routines
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Re: My exercise ball and other routines

We're either being trolled, or Enuja simply wants to ignore our advice and do her own exercises. What's the point of the original post, anyway: motivate you? argue with you? indulge you in your exercise ball plan? My last bit of serious advice is that deadlifts are the exercise for you. It will stre...
by jtw
Mon May 03, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My exercise ball and other routines
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Re: My exercise ball and other routines

If ball exercises are what you like, then go ahead and do them. Just don't do it under the guise of strength training, or anything else remotely challenging.

Exercise balls with 3 lb weights is like digging a hole with a melon baller - why not just use a shovel?
by jtw
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How do you stop yourself from snacking on bad things?
Replies: 42
Views: 10544

Re: How do you stop yourself from snacking on bad things?

Don't buy them in the first place.
by jtw
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Uni Student Getting Chubby
Replies: 14
Views: 4287

Re: Uni Student Getting Chubby

no gym/weight room at school?
by jtw
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hey, how 'bout some advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: Hey, how 'bout some advice.

Injuries suck, and they take some rehabilitation - part of that rehab will be recovering strength you lost. For now if you want to lose weight, you'll have to do it mostly through diet. Try some HIIT (high-intensity interval training) if you're in decent shape already, otherwise cardio is your secon...
by jtw
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 138279

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

I did 320 pounds on straight leg deadlift. I'm not sure if that's a lot though. I weigh 175... anyone deadlifting 320 lbs ought to know if it's a lot or not. it puts you solidly into "intermediate" which is more than most people can lift. http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/Deadlift...
by jtw
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Laptop Exercises
Replies: 10
Views: 3958

Re: Laptop Exercises

5 lbs isn't enough to do anything, and you'll be sorry the first time you drop it. Don't bother; take care with expensive equipment.
by jtw
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: beach body?
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: beach body?

Girls pretty much CAN'T bulk up anyway, that's a stupid myth that dissuades most women from doing something that is really far more beneficial for their bodies and for their appearance than running. Exactly. Men respond somewhat better than women to resistance training, and most men can't "bul...
by jtw
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Easy Mode diet
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

Re: Easy Mode diet

This is some of the worst diet advice I've ever read on the internet. I can't tell if you're trolling, or just ignorant.

This is the diet equivalent of telling a new Linux user to type: sudo rm -rf. Hopefully no one takes you seriously.
by jtw
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Any improvements to this diet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6755

Re: Any improvements to this diet?

As a vegan, I'd say there is a LOT of meat in your diet. Of course you'd say that, you're a dietary extremist that ignores medical science and the history of your own species. Humans are omnivores. I'd suggest cutting out some meat and substituting some tofu or alternative protein s...
by jtw
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Building endurance through running
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Building endurance through running

Also, what are you doing for strength? I hope you've got squats in your routine, since you really need strong legs. Deadlifts and bench press would also be necessities.
by jtw
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Building endurance through running
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Building endurance through running

Sounds like you'd be better off with HIIT (high-intensity interval training). It's essentially metabolic conditioning by mixing sprint-type work with slower-paced work.
by jtw
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Neverending Story
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

Re: The Neverending Story

To get started, you might try and find one thing that you can give up which might make a difference. Don't start out trying to transform yourself in a day. Do you drink pop/soda/soft drinks? Replace with water or tea. Those calories alone can help you lose weight. Do you have a "snack routine&q...
by jtw
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Can't keep my heels on the ground
Replies: 28
Views: 3758

Re: Can't keep my heels on the ground

What shoes are you wearing? Some walking and running shoes are designed to bring the weight onto the balls of your feet. My first thoughts as well. Get some flatter shoes (Chuck Taylors for example) - tennis/running shoes have heels that are too thick for some people to squat in, as they seem to pu...
by jtw
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Workout Log - Getting stuck into it.
Replies: 23
Views: 5627

Re: Workout Log - Getting stuck into it.

TGM wrote:7/12/2009

Weight: forgot today


Carry a notebook or PDA around with you at the gym and record your numbers while you work out.

ExRx already has an online workout log forum for you, it's probably better than the xkcd forum for that.
http://exrx.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
by jtw
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Are my expectations realistic?
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Are my expectations realistic?

Many high school gyms have weight rooms. If it's not restricted to the athletic teams (assuming he's not already a part of one) then that may be an option.
by jtw
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Starting Weight Training, I found a proper gym. No really.
Replies: 34
Views: 5057

Re: Starting Weight Training, I found a proper gym. No really.

Squat http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Quadriceps/BBFullSquat.html Bench Press http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/PectoralSternal/BBBenchPress.html Overhead Press http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/DeltoidAnterior/BBMilitaryPress.html Deadlift http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/ErectorSpinae/B...
by jtw
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3401

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

Whey protein is REAL in the same way that silicone tits are fake. They aren't imaginary, they exist, I can see them, I can squeeze them :wink:, but in one context they are fake. In my context whey protein is not a "real" food. My context being that real foods do not just have the macro nu...
by jtw
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3401

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

Whey protein IS real food. As mentioned above, it's just extracted from milk during the cheese-making process. No one seems to have problems with buying/eating flour, or olive oil, or any number of other ingredients that have been processed. Ever seen a field of flour, or a lake of olive oil? Just ...
by jtw
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4403

Re: Attempting to gain weight

eat/drink shots of olive oil.
by jtw
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?
Replies: 35
Views: 3649

Re: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?

Someone said that you need "carbohydrates and electrolytes" but mentioned in the same post that "salty drinks will not hydrate you". This is kind of hilarious i suppose that's me - i didn't mean any drink containing salt as a "salty drink;" i was referring to seawater ...
by jtw
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.
Replies: 71
Views: 9216

Re: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.

otherwise, it sounds like you're doing it right!
by jtw
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.
Replies: 71
Views: 9216

Re: Eating Correctly and Compound exercises.

1. DO eat lots of protein
2. DON'T eat lots of carbs
3. Pullup/chinup, barbell/db row, military press, hamstring curl, seated/cable row - and variations of all those.
by jtw
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?
Replies: 35
Views: 3649

Re: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?

even a little bit of googling and research will tell you that water is not the best option for purely hydrative purposes. even those Gatorade commercials are on the right track - "when you sweat, you lose more than water." and "any other fluid" being better than nothing?? that's ...
by jtw
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Blood Pressure
Replies: 24
Views: 2892

Re: Blood Pressure

some people have high blood pressure. genetics, diet, lifestyle all play a part.

only your doctor can properly assess it for you.
by jtw
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How to build muscle?
Replies: 14
Views: 2461

Re: How to build muscle?

and eat a lot of protein and fat. How much is 'a lot'? as far as protein goes, as much as you can. often suggested for getting bigger is that at least 40% of your caloric intake is protein (up to 1 gram or more per lb of bodyweight), and no more than 25% of your calories come from carbohydrates. do...
by jtw
Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How to build muscle?
Replies: 14
Views: 2461

Re: How to build muscle?

and eat a lot of protein and fat.
by jtw
Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How to build muscle?
Replies: 14
Views: 2461

Re: How to build muscle?

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/WorkoutMenu.html

based on your schedule you might pick one of the split workouts.
by jtw
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Developing a Plan of Action
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Developing a Plan of Action

oh, and as for motivation - if you can just stick to something for a month or so, you should see a little improvement. you might take pictures of yourself before and after the first month, and you might see enough different to keep you motivated.
by jtw
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Developing a Plan of Action
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Developing a Plan of Action

weight training is your best bet. what does the "weight machine" you have access to include? even without weights, you can get good results from bodyweight exercises. Pushups, Pullups, Squats are the best ones to start with and it's easy to vary them depending on your strength and abilitie...
by jtw
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best sport for me to get in shape?
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

Re: Best sport for me to get in shape?

if you're dead set on a "sport," i've always been a fan of swimming, so if you know how to swim then that's what i would recommend. look at swimmers' bodies vs runners' bodies - personally i think i prefer the swimmer look, slightly more muscular than the lean and thin distance runner. als...
by jtw
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 8113

Re: The problem here is motivation

Well, two things. One: I bought a scale tonight. I currently weigh 340 lbs. On the bright side, a year ago, I weighed probably more like 375. So I've made progress. I'll be weighing myself weekly, I guess, and track my progress. One important thing to note - don't get discouraged if you gain weight...
by jtw
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 8113

Re: The problem here is motivation

as far as cooking because you're hungry NOW: don't let yourself get hungry. try to eat throughout the day (preferably healthy/natural foods instead of whatever's most convenient), so that you're never feeling hungry, nor overfull/satiated. you'll find yourself eating less total food in the day, as c...
by jtw
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 8113

Re: The problem here is motivation

holy crap! 6 cans of coke a day?? jeez, that explains a lot. a 12 oz can of coke has what, 120 calories of all sugar? x6 = 720 Calories a day from liquid that doesn't even offer any fillingness. 1 lb of fat has about 4000 Calories. Assuming that those Calories translate to dietary Calories (it doesn...
by jtw
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting back in shape!
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Getting back in shape!

When people talking about calories, they mean kilocalories, which are sometimes called calories. So you should really be eating 2000000-4000000 (depending on the person). Good luck. A calorie (lower case c) is a measure unit for energy, 1 calorie something like the amount of energy it takes to rais...
by jtw
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight vs Reps
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Weight vs Reps

Read this page - it's a little long but worth it. Low Volume Training You don't need so many sets. A warmup set at 50% of the full set, and the full set of 8-12 reps. When you can get to 12 at a particular weight, increase weight 5-10% for next session. What's also important is compound movement (fr...
by jtw
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain weight w/o eating crap or going broke
Replies: 28
Views: 5322

Re: Gain weight w/o eating crap or going broke

well, the simple solution would be to add calories, meaning eat MORE food, not worse food. - i would start by adding a breakfast of some sort - eggs, cereal, protein bar (depending on what you can afford for time and $). - snack on fruit throughout the day, raisins and bananas are great cheap source...
by jtw
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How often do you poop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: How often do you poop?

probably twice a day. i make sure to get enough fiber and generally eat pretty well, so it just sort of "happens" that way. on the weekends it's a little different because my diet is generally worse, and beer kind of screws around with the schedule too. i think as long as you're not taking...

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