what resources are you guys using to get in shape
what resources are you guys using to get in shape
Hey, I'm 51 and good shape, definitely lift weights, but it is mostly nutrition. Staying away from bread/wheat type products is key. Gumball
Last edited by KristiBell; 03-22-2013 at 06:27 AM.
Running helps a ton, make sure not to negelct the lower body when it come to lifting weight. Finding active hobbies is helpful! Crossfit altough pretty intense is a great way to lose some weight. Just as Gumball said nutrition is extremely important. Cut out soda and other high sugary drinks. Good Luck
Take her off that farking pedestal!
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
― Flannery O'Connor
It's pretty simple really, it's a case of calories in calories out. If you burn more calories than you put in you will lose weight simple.
But here's some extra tips to help:
1) Drink Water: yup a good cup of H20 is a wonderful thing, try drinking 8 glasses a day. It keeps you hydrated but will also act to fill your stomach and keep hunger at bay.
2) Cut the fat: get rid of the fatty foods your are eating, if you want rapid weight loss you need to axe things like red meat and dairy from your diet. Eat lean meat like chicken and fish.
3). Eat Breakfast: if you're not eating breakfast you really should, regular brekkie consumers are 30% less likely to be overweight. It's simple really, it fills you up for the day so ypu don't go reaching for the biscuit barrel.
4). Eat Regularly: No I don't mean stuff yourself... put the twinkie down! you want to eat healthy small snacks - such as fruit or plain nuts - often as this will keep your metabolism up. Don't starve yourself or the body will react by hanging on to as much fat as it can.
5). Cardio: there is no way around it; if you want to lose weight you're not going to do it with some sit-ups and a set of dumbbells. Get those running trainers on.
6). Regular exercise: you need to keep your exercise going, one missed week at the gym negates 3 weeks of work... yeah life's a bitch... you're also gonna have to work out at least 3-4 times a week for about an hour.
7). Alcohol and Smoking: either give them up or cut them down.
8). Pointless calories: look at what you're eating & drinking!! there are 12 teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke! completely pointless calories. If you must go for fizzy drinks, then opt for diet coke or coke zero.
9). Keeping track: you need to keep track of what you eat and drink in a food diary, this will show you where your calories are coming. It is also a nice idea to weigh yourself and take pictures on a weekly basis. This will motivate you and help you turn things around quickly if you slip up.
10). Don't drive: try to burn as many calories in everyday life as you can, don't drive to places you can walk to! take the stairs rather than the lift. build natural exercise into your life.
11). Reward yourself: I don't mean do five minutes on a treadmill and then go to KFC, but, if you're like me then you will need to treat yourself once in a while to keep your sanity. Have one day a week where you can eat one of your favourite foods i.e. a chocolate bar or something but don't over do it! also buy yourself clothes as you lose weight, to show yourself progress.
you don't need any fancy products and stay the hell away from "miracle" cures. Weight loss is about a change in life style not yo-yo dieting.
Something that helped me tremendously was actually youtube, A guy named Mike Chang got a channel called Sixpackshortcuts that REALLY is good help when you want to either lose fat or gain muscle. And I know it sounds like bullsh1t since it's on youtube (wich also contains alot of crap)and sixpackshortcuts is a pretty ridiculous name.
Mike Chang's Six Pack Shortcuts - YouTube
Hope it helps!
PS: Running on treadmills and other long, slow cardio can almost be counter productive, something that guy talks alot about .
Circuits and sprints are great fat burners but long-term nothing will keep you slimmer than regular running. It depends where you're starting from and what you're aiming for.
I spoke to my personal trainer about this and he said that loosing weight is about sustained cardio and it's nothing something you can cheat I'm afraid.
But you do need to balance your work out with muscle building and full-body work outs. Otherwise you'll end up looking like a rake.
Losing weight is about one thing and one thing only--creating a calorie deficit. Find/calculate your mainenance calories and consume 500 calories less than your maintenance. A typical male needs to consume at least 1800 calories to get all of his macros, so I'd aim for around that, but it depends on your personal situation.
Next step is to start exercising. At first focus on short High Intensity Interval Training and weight lifting. This is especially important if you're really overweight because you're going to lose a ton of muscle with the fat you lose. The more muscle you maintain the better your metabolism is going to be and the better you are going to look when you reach your goal weight (more definition, less loose skin, etc.).
But always remember, your nutritional plan is the most important part of any attempt to lose weight.
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."
All the advice here is solid. I got tired of going to the gym and have never really liked running. So, outside of a good diet, try jiujitsu. I did, started 8 yrs ago and I've been able to stay fit, get strong, and build confidence. It's a great sport. Find a local school and walk in to watch a class.. I did and fell in
love. Try it. Btw, I'm 37.
it starts with diet or should I say restructure your eating habits. Then having a good workout plan helps. Being consistent and track your progress.
I am a very outdoorsy guy, I run a few miles in the morning and then treadmill at the gym. I do weightlifting after work 6 days a week. And I eat like I am still in the stone age with dairy, poultry and veges and good grains.
I've spent the past 1.5 years working out in a gym. I built muscle but never lost any weight (by that I mean the fat around the mid section) until I changed my eating habbits. I've cut worthless carbs, sugar and wheat products out. There's plenty of youtube videos you can watch. Mostly you just have to figure out what works best for you. Join a gym that offers classes, not just weight lifting and get a workout buddy. Be healthy and live long!