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Old 11-10-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Who lifts here? want to lose weight?

quit hovering and enter the thread. lol

so who lifts? why? (powerlifting, bodybuilding, fitness, general health, sports)
what are your goals?

those lookin to lose weight;
first you need to get your diet under control.
then there is burning up that stored energy (fat)
imho the best and most effective way to do so, is lifting and doing interval cardio afterwards. the reason i suggest this is because you use up most if not all your immediate energy (what you have eaten that day) while you work out; then when you go to do the intervals, your about to, or already breaking down fats for energy. or if you don't want to lift, i recommend doing your cardio in the morning as your body will already have used up most of the food/energy you consumed... thus resorting to breaking down fat for energy.

interval cardio, which is; 3 minute intervals. first 2 minutes are a light jog, 3rd minute is intense! equivalent of a 200m dash pace for a whole 60 seconds.
and repeat. to sum it up;
minute 1; jog
minute 2; jog
minute 3; haul ass (all out sprint)
repeat.

its easiest to start out maybe 6-9 minutes the first week, then add 3 minutes every 1 or 2 weeks.
4 times a week is a good goal if you also incorporate a lifting routine. if not aim for 5 times a week.

the reason this works so well is because of the constant change and demands on your body's energy output levels; where as if you run for an hour everyday, sure you'll lose weight for a week or so,... until your body is in condition to complete that hour at that pace. your body will grow only enough to complete what you demand from it. if you run for an hour a day. your body will get to that condition and stop; unless you increase your time running or intensity.

oh and for all you reading this thinking twice..... 20 minutes of intervals like this is the equivalent of running hard for 1 hour straight.

made this as easy to understand as i could. I'm a natty bodybuilder and have used this form of cardio along with a ketogenic diet for a contest prep. so i'm not just bs'n around.



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Old 11-11-2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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I lift every other day for personal health...need to keep my girlish figure. I do a few reps working on my arms and alternating with some cardio. Other days I will go on a long walk. Then the day after that I work on my legs just to give my arms a break so they aren't super sore.

My problem is my diet
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:28 AM   #3
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i workout to stay in shape for work. most the time it is cardio. running, hiking with packs, running hills. go back and forth with weightlifting, i dont want extra muscle to carry around all day.
anyone know much about crossfit? ive come to the conclusion that people love it or hate it. i personally like it because to me its a blend of weightlifting and cardio work at the same time. pretty cool when you can be completly gassed in less than 10 minutes

and i am horrible with my diet and i know it... i just love junk food.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #4
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i'll agree, diets the hardest. I'm a sucker for the dollar menu chicken sandwiches. and yea i've heard of crossfit, i actually tried it out a few times and it was a great workout.
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This is something I need to get doing again. As I got older, I got lazier :( I skate 2-3 times a week for inline hockey, but I need something to do the other days. First I need a better diet, guilty of that! But I also want to build my endurance and stamina so I can skate harder for longer.....
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Working out 1st thing in the morning is great or atleast eating 4 hours before you workout. Good info. This method is the same as any bike or treadmill fat burning feature. Slow, medium then fast and several times. I like doing the treadmill like this but with a incline. i start with that then wieght training between 3 machines non stop with moderate weight and doing 2 exercises per machine. I rotate between them 3 to 4 times then back to the treadmill or bike. My key and I've been told by a personal trainer too that you need to keep moving. Resting and long breaks make you lazy and let the body shut down and gice up. Can you confirm this?
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^^id agree with it. keeping the fast pace keeps your heart rate up and at least for me, keeps me focused. once i start slowing down my mind goes to video games, dollar chicken sammiches and then before i know it im over working out.
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I use to get distracted. Music in my ears keeps that from happening. Before I know it I'm done with my workout or worked out longer than I had planned, which isn't a bad thing.
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Lift twice a week. Heavy squats, deadlifts, weighted dips, weighted pullups, overhead presses. Goal is pure strength gains, anything else is an added bonus.

No cardio, and eat as much as my stomach will allow, without forcing the food back up.
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what weight/reps do you do for dips and pullups?
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