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#101 Bubba_Sparks

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:22 PM

yeah I'm actually incorporating them in to my routine!

I have a desire to cheat on my diet tonight but tomorrow morning I'll be happy I stuck to it.

Getting the recumbent bike tonight!


Awesome! I think your healthiest years are ahead of you. Post pics of the bike, those things are cool.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

Awesome! I think your healthiest years are ahead of you. Post pics of the bike, those things are cool.

So, I get to the sporting goods store and they have exactly ONE recumbent bike and it was $200 more than I wanted to spend.  Ended up having them order what I wanted but I won't get it until probably the middle of next week, smh. 


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:36 PM

Also, I just ruined my diet for the day.  Went to BWW and ate a big, fat bacon cheeseburger, fries and half an order of mozzarella sticks. 

 

The meal was like 1600 calories.  I feel awful now, about to go walk around the neighborhood to try and mitigate the damage. 

 

On the bright side that has cured me from wanting a cheat day


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:02 PM

Nice.  Me thinks I'll start a new thread...


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:11 PM

Also, I just ruined my diet for the day.  Went to BWW and ate a big, fat bacon cheeseburger, fries and half an order of mozzarella sticks. 

 

The meal was like 1600 calories.  I feel awful now, about to go walk around the neighborhood to try and mitigate the damage. 

 

On the bright side that has cured me from wanting a cheat day

It's not even so much the calories.  It's being 54 grams over my carb goal, 11 grams over my sugar goal, 37 grams over my fat goal, 22 of which are saturated fat and 1350mg of sodium over my goal.  


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

For me, it's not the actual cheat meal, it's where I might end up afterward.  I have to plan those carefully because they can easily make me fall off the wagon and gorge.  I physically feel horrible the next day which ruins my gym schedule - but the actual meal was usually divine.

 

My former trainer was a big fan of cheat 'days'...but I always kept them on a short leash.  One day could ruin weeks of progress.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:41 PM

Went from 240 at the beginning of July last year to 205 at the end of August doing keto. Fell off for a while, and back up to 215, but I'm already back on the diet and hope to be at most 180 by the end of the year


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:37 AM

Right now I'm not doing any cardio.  That will change probably by Wednesday night.  

 

As far as strength training I'm doing:

 

Day 1 - Bicep curls (bar), bicep hammer curls, bodyweight squats (started adding resistance in as well, only like 10-20 pounds at this point on the later sets), planks and crunches

 

Day 2 - Push ups, bent over rows w/ dumbells, body weight calf raises, will be adding in more back exercises as my stability improves, light ab work (crunches)

 

Day 3 - Shoulder presses (low weight), Shoulder flys (low weight), forearm curls, planks and crunches.  I have one shoulder that got torn up back in 2009, I'm trying to progress my shoulders slowly to compensate.  

 

Day 4 - Rest

 

Repeat. 

 

At this point I'm really most focused on getting a general baseline before doing a more advanced weight training.  

Is it possible that you are building muscle while losing fat, thus not losing weight?


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:47 AM

Is it possible that you are building muscle while losing fat, thus not losing weight?

I don't know how long he's been at it but yeah muscle weights more than fat. You could lose fat and gain a little muscle and actually gain weight. 

 

A scale isn't a good measure. You could be 200 lbs and ripped and according to health charts on ideal height and weight ratios you're obese. lol

 

How you look and feel is a much better indicator. 


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:55 AM

I'm still hovering @ 163lb/74kg, that's cool considering all the alcohol and junk food I've been consuming lately. "Chinese", food is a weakness still, one bite of that sweet junk and it's gorge mode.

 

My goal now is just to look great. As of today, I'm going to start training my lower body with emphasis on the glutes. The last of the weight that I lost seems to have all come from my legs which are back to being toothpicks. My butt is bony AF right now, and from what I'm reading, if I work on that, the rest will fall into place. I'll be starting with just working with my body weight, then adding weight as needed. I hope I don't need to go to a gym, even though I entertained the idea before. I'll be mixing this in with yoga, which I hope to make a daily routine of again.

 

Good luck to everyone. 


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:17 PM

Is it possible that you are building muscle while losing fat, thus not losing weight?

I thought the answer to that is 'no', until yesterday.  

 

I was noticeably stronger in my routine and my arms which are the easiest to notice changes for me are getting back to the point I has at before I quit working out regularly a few years back.  

 

I've still got a long way to go if I want to get back to where I was at in 2005-2006 though.  Bought some additional weights yesterday in addition to the recumbent bike, the freeweights I had are getting very light.  Bought a couple of new plates too.  


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:21 PM

Is it possible that you are building muscle while losing fat, thus not losing weight?

it is not only possible it is certain.

 

'weight' is not the greatest measure of fitness or of progress towards fitness.

 

I have a couple of pairs of pants that tell me exactly how fit I am. 


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:39 PM

it is not only possible it is certain.

 

'weight' is not the greatest measure of fitness or of progress towards fitness.

 

I have a couple of pairs of pants that tell me exactly how fit I am. 

Yeah in the last 7 weeks certain pairs of jeans have gone from me not being able to button them, to buttoning them if I suck in, to buttoning like nomal with a bit of a gap.  


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:43 AM

Had a rest day yesterday....needed it.  My week had looked like this:-

 

Monday - 45 minute leg work-out, 15 minute upper body work-out

Tuesday - 5 mile gentle run

Wednesday - 40 minute circuit training

Thursday - 4 mile hilly run, 40 minute upper body workout

Friday - 5 mile steady run

Saturday - 12 mile slow run

 

Felt knackered after my run on Saturday, but have recovered pretty well.  

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:57 PM

Time for some pretty pictures....today was a great reminder of why I run.

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:40 PM

I was 219 on december 1st, now im 191, trying to get back down to like 175 maybe 180, ive always been a weight cutting can.
I met my wife 2 yrs 6 months ago and i was down to 157 lightest ive been since jr high school (divorce does a body good).
I fluctuate between 185 and 205 usually, but ive been known to get down to 160 and upwards of 220. I carry mad water weight, if i get a hotel room and just shadowbox in a steam shower i can drop 10lbs in a matter of hours

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

I also live at 4800ft above sea level and work as a carpenter at 9800ft above sea level so my cardio is ridiculous already but i eat between 1500 and 6000 calories a day with no real diet or restrictions

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:08 PM

I also live at 4800ft above sea level and work as a carpenter at 9800ft above sea level so my cardio is ridiculous already but i eat between 1500 and 6000 calories a day with no real diet or restrictions

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:18 PM

Weight is about the same.  I definitely can tell my muscles are building back up though.  

 

The damn recumbent bike should finally be delivered tomorrow.  


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

I was 219 on december 1st, now im 191, trying to get back down to like 175 maybe 180, ive always been a weight cutting can.
I met my wife 2 yrs 6 months ago and i was down to 157 lightest ive been since jr high school (divorce does a body good).
I fluctuate between 185 and 205 usually, but ive been known to get down to 160 and upwards of 220. I carry mad water weight, if i get a hotel room and just shadowbox in a steam shower i can drop 10lbs in a matter of hours

 

Dang dude you and I have fluctuated about the same amount of pounds, except mine is way higher considering I have a larger frame. I'm a mesomorph too if anybody still cares about those distinctions!

 

The biggest I was was 270 in June 2010...lowest was 176 in 2011. That was when I originally went on my first ever diet (I was overweight (technically obese) from age 7-17 ).  I was 16 at the time..turned 17 later that year in September. Was really consistent keeping it off til late 2015 and have been in a slump since.

 

My average weight range from 2011-late 2015 was 205-215 and I was very satisfied with that. I checked my weight late December last year and was at 263. I've been eating good and exercising for bout week and a half now and pretty sure I'm around 260-267 right now.

 

I'll check my weight on the first of February and see where I'm at then go from there. Since I've gotten older, probably slightly taller too, there's definitely no way my body will be able to get down to 180 again. That seems really low to think about. I'm hoping to get to 215-225 range. If I can cut to 205 without looking like an anorexic or having a skeleton-face, then I'll get there.

 

It's crazy to think both you and I have fluctuated more than 60 pounds. It's definitely not healthy to be doing. I know that. I'm really gonna try to just get into another healthy lifestyle like I was doing those five years.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

Just did a 30 minute ride, I wasn't as winded as I thought I was going to be.  My legs are shaking though.


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 01:22 AM

Just out of curiosity what is everyone's Big 3 compared to body weight?

 

My body weight is an out of shape 78kg - 172lbs

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

Pushed myself on the bike for nearly an hour, could have kept going a little longer had I not run out of water.

 

Starting to see changes in my muscles, figure, etc.

 

Does anyone have any experience with grip training?  Anyone that knows me knows I have tiny woman hands and very small wrists.  I'd like to be able to close a Captains of Crush #1 before the end of the year.  Going to be ordering the 'novice' model (60 lbs) to see where I'm at.  My crappy ****'s Sporting Goods gripper broke today (cheap plastic handles)


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:13 AM

I know it's not really a fitness thing, but I have found coffee to be ridiculously hard to cut back on compared to every single other vice of mine. The amount of weakness on my part is embarrassing.  


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:15 AM

I am in te same boat. When I manage to quit coffee I eventually end up drinking a pepsi - which leads right back to coffee.

 

Its the caffeine. Its a powerful and addictive drug like nicotine. Maybe more addictive. It also dehydrates the **** of of me. 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:22 AM

I am in te same boat. When I manage to quit coffee I eventually end up drinking a pepsi - which leads right back to coffee.

 

Its the caffeine. Its a powerful and addictive drug like nicotine. Maybe more addictive. It also dehydrates the **** of of me. 

Luckily water is my second favorite drink. :P

 

I don't want to quit, I'd just like to have the control of only having one cup a day, or even less.

 

Nicotine makes me puke, literally. 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:27 AM

i have quit nicotine but caffeine is something I can't seem to do without. Its always lurking there. 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:28 AM

i have quit nicotine but caffeine is something I can't seem to do without. Its always lurking there. 

Good for you! I know so many people that just can't do it. 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

I would say anyone can do it - but that drug makes you believe you can't.Once you understand and believe that you can do it - its done.

 

The only difference between a smoker and a non smoker is that you don't smoke. It sounds silly but that is what smokers fear. They fear they will miss something or be different or be unable to enjoy anything. Its a devil that tricks you.

 

I believe caffeine has far more physical horsepower. 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:47 AM

I was really adicted to Coca-Cola when I was in college, I used to drink 4-5 Liters a day, quitting that was hard, I stopped until I was sure I could stop it if I wanted to, then the last couple of years I used to have probably 0.5L a day or so, these past weeks I have started to only drink water again, I want to see if I can cut it definitely or just have the occasional one when I eat burgers or stuff like that :)

 

Also I've walked about 40 km since I started walking, it's basically 5km a day from home to work or the other way around, in addition to 8 consecutive days of yoga ;) So far so good, flexibility wise the improvements have been minor but I knew in advance that would be the case.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

Honestly...and I'm embarrassed to say this...I've got to give up the Shia thread. It's like a drug to me and has taken up waaay too much of my time. My gym time has suffered.

Edit: Gonna have to give up much more than Shia thread. Too much here that can pull you in like candy and have it take over your day.

It's still January..so glad to be able to make this adjustment in the first month of the year.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:46 PM

Lol, well at least your honest!!
Good luck resisting those time-wasting urges.

I'm going on my first big yomp of the year on Saturday. 21 miles, fairly hilly. Looking forward to it. Will post a few pics
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

I know it's not really a fitness thing, but I have found coffee to be ridiculously hard to cut back on compared to every single other vice of mine. The amount of weakness on my part is embarrassing.  

 

Coffee is amazing. Never give it up. I have a couple cups everyday. I don't think it's a big deal.

 

And it increases your metabolism, so there's that too.

 

I mean I don't know how much you're drinking a day and I'm gonna assume it's significantly more than me, but still, life is too short not to drink coffee. God I love coffee.

 

I am in te same boat. When I manage to quit coffee I eventually end up drinking a pepsi - which leads right back to coffee.

 

Its the caffeine. Its a powerful and addictive drug like nicotine. Maybe more addictive. It also dehydrates the **** of of me. 

 

To the bold, which is why I always have water with my coffee. Can't have it without water too. Mostly cause I don't want to get the shakes, but I'm very used to having water with my coffee for these reasons.

 

Actually, I always have water by my side throughout the day. It's why I bought a huge water bottle to carry around.

 

Which also explains why I pee 20 times a day..not even joking about that either.

Lol, well at least your honest!!
Good luck resisting those time-wasting urges.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:05 PM

Feeling oddly low-energy today, this should be an interesting work out


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

Doing squats without a squat rack is getting difficult.  My shoulders are my weak link, it's hard to military press the weight up and over so I can get it on my back


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

Doing squats without a squat rack is getting difficult. My shoulders are my weak link, it's hard to military press the weight up and over so I can get it on my back


Don't increase the weight, increase the reps.

I can guarantee I have bigger stronger legs than most people 30 lbs heavier than me and I only do bodyweight stuff for legs.
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

Don't increase the weight, increase the reps.

I can guarantee I have bigger stronger legs than most people 30 lbs heavier than me and I only do bodyweight stuff for legs.

okay that's good to know. 

 

I definitely feel like I'm getting a good workout though.  The advantage of being 21 pounds heavier than my target weight is doing bodyweight exercises is like going it with a weight vest,


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

Doing squats without a squat rack is getting difficult.  My shoulders are my weak link, it's hard to military press the weight up and over so I can get it on my back

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:20 PM

Lol, well at least your honest!!
Good luck resisting those time-wasting urges.

I'm going on my first big yomp of the year on Saturday. 21 miles, fairly hilly. Looking forward to it. Will post a few pics

 

 

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:25 PM

Man I checked my weight today and almost wanted to kill myself. This is the highest I've ever been. I managed to surpass my 2010 self even though I don't physically look the same as then, but I'm still noticeably fatter than I was a couple years ago (unfortunately).

 

Need to cut out the alcohol/splurging too much on the weekend.  Seeing my weight this high may be just what I needed, as weird as it sounds. I need to rededicate myself all over again and really seek a long-term diet/lifestyle. Hoping to accomplish that this year and just get to a weight where I feel and look comfortable. If that weight is at 215, 220, 225, then so be it. What I saw on the scale today was enough to tell me I need to make adjustments or I'll just get worse.

 

Just feeling like crap today, but honestly only person to blame is myself. I figure I can either complain about it or just make adjustments to my life and get back to optimal shape. I'm choosing to do the latter.

 

Thanks for the help and I will be sure to stay active this year as I get back to optimal levels! Lets hope sometime in November/December/Fourth quarter of this year, I can quote this post and note that I have lost "x" amount of pounds!


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:33 PM

For your info, the weight on the scale showed 282, although I felt as if I was 265, was not expecting 282. I plan on going ham in February and March 1st I guarantee you I will weigh less than 265. Considering I've cut nine pounds in a week and given my weight is unnaturally high right now, I'll probably end up having a 15 pound month, so it's possible for my body.

 

Please note that I am myself a big guy/mesomorph and my optimal weight is probably around 215-225 right now considering my growth over the last six years since losing all that weight.

 

Used to be able to get to 180. In summer of 2015, I got to 212 and was fitting into 34-inch waist pants and felt very lean. So I'm thinking fast forward two years later with some growth and 215-225 is probably the range I'll need to be at. FWIW, I remember weighing 230-235 in 2015 and telling coworkers I needed to cut some weight and they said I didn't look fat at all.. That being said, I'm 60 pounds away from being where I need to be.

 

If I average 5.4 pounds from February-November, I can reach that goal by the beginning of December. That is just the minimum amount I'll need to lose. If I really get dedicated what will most likely happen is that I'll shed a bunch of weight in 4-5 months, hit a plateua, then slowly lose weight during the third/fourth quarter of the year, but will still hit my mark.

 

So there's my goal. I know I said I was going to post it Feb. 1st, but I jumped the gun. There it is. Any and all advice/suggestions are welcomed.  Sorry for the long posts, but I honestly hope you guys read it and give me feedback. Thanks.

 

EDIT: Honestly, since about September, I really never came to terms with myself that I was "out of shape"/ overweight again. I really didn't want to believe it. Especially considering how long I kept the weight off from 2011-late 2015. But now I'm coming to terms with myself that I need to dedicate another solid year to getting in shape as my motivated 17-year old self did from 2010-2011,  I've been BSing myself and didn't want to think I needed to do that again, but I think today just seeing my weight that high made me realize how much I messed up in 2016. In the long run though, that's just one year. If I can put in one year, 2017, of getting back in shape, the rest will just be maintaining and that's where I feel less stressed and better about myself.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

I don't know you and I don't care about you - but you need to stop yoyoing. There is good evidence that losing and gaining weight over and over is the worst thing you can do for your long term health.

 

Either be a dedicated fat guy or a dedicated thin guy. 


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

I don't know you and I don't care about you - but you need to stop yoyoing. There is good evidence that losing and gaining weight over and over is the worst thing you can do for your long term health.

 

Either be a dedicated fat guy or a dedicated thin guy. 

 

First off I'm gonna respond to the bold--what does that have to do with anything?  All you're saying is, "hey I don't care about your choices, but here's some advice". Wasn't even necessary to put that there in the first place. Pretty sure everybody who posts in this thread does so to 1. Look for feedback 2. post their progress 3. post their goals. 4. Anything health/fitness related, so I think it goes without saying, that you're coming off like a jack ****. I don't mind you responding to my posts, but save the BS comments and just post the feedback ffs. Anyways...(congrats you've managed to rustle me lol). Commencing unrustling and responding now...

 

Secondly, obviously I know the effects of :yoyoing". I've lost a massive amount of weight from 2010-11 and obviously educated myself during those times. That being said, I've said this many times and literally just repeated it, from 2011-late 2015 I was strictly maintaining my weight. I wasn't yoyoying a lot, I get what you're saying about yoyoing and everything, but that wasn't the case during those five years. 2011-2013 my average weight range was 195-205, 2014-2015 it was 215. Mainly cause I grew and could not cut to such a low weight anymore, hence  what I previously repeated about my body shape, etc.

 

I did gain a little bit in 2015 (242 max) and posted a lot in the 2015 fitness thread, but that was very brief. I had gained some weight over that winter break, but in March 2015 I got back on track, lost it in 10 weeks (got down to 215), and started maintaining again.

 

After I shed this weight again, I am definitely not going to go on another huge diet which technically has only occurred once and that started on June 2nd, 2010 and ended June 2nd, 2011 (I began to appear "skinny" or lean if you will around March 2011).

 

So I'm considering 2017 my second and last "diet". 2016 was a train wreck and attribute that mainly to it being my last year in college which amounted to copious consumption of alcohol and terrible food choices. This ended up carrying even after the summer plus there's other things that effected this but won't go into it, not even worth posting.

 

If you wanna say I'm yoyoing, the only real indication of that happening was in 2015 and it was brief. Last year I straight up just gained weight back. That's it. After this year, when I get to my optimal weight, I'll start maintaining again. I don't think I can be a dedicated fat guy even if I tried to. I'm too cognizant of my obese past that I wouldn't let myself be overweight for another 10 years, let alone one more year, like I was when I was a child (age 7-17)... But I will definitely begin to maintain weight again.

 

TL:DR version: Don't post pointless comments such as your first line--I didn't yoyo as much as you think--this will be Nyte's second "big" weight loss--I will maintain once reached optimal weight level--I don't know what that weight number will be but best believe my body aint seeing the "100's" again unless I want to look like a FW Conor McGregor


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:49 PM

Does anyone have any experience with grip training?  Anyone that knows me knows I have tiny woman hands and very small wrists.  I'd like to be able to close a Captains of Crush #1 before the end of the year.  Going to be ordering the 'novice' model (60 lbs) to see where I'm at.  My crappy ****'s Sporting Goods gripper broke today (cheap plastic handles)

 

YES! I have girly hands and wrists too! I definitely have benefited from grip training. My forearms are fairly decent considering how little training I actually do. I have a COC 1 and can close it with my left hand but not quite with my right since messing my wrist up in a bike accident. (I'm right handed and my right used to be stronger) My physiotherapist was surprised with how quickly I regained grip strength though. Basically anything really high rep with 100% effort should work. Forearms for me are a bish to get to grow! Think drop sets or minimal rest, like 10 seconds. (I use the COC #1 mainly as a measure of progress rather then a training tool)

 

At the gym after heavy deadlifts (with chalk) I just stand there holding the bar as long as possible, (which can be a bish because it rekz the skin) I'll also do farmers walk after doing shrugs. Any weightlifting exercise I basically use as an excuse to squeeze the chit out of the bar. I think that doing a decent heavy pulling exercise followed immediately by a high rep forearm isolation exercise would be the go. (deadlift followed by reverse ez curls, or weighted pull ups followed by zottman curls)

 

A few of the boys at work love arm wrestling and have naturally freakishly strong grip strength so I do some stuff to try and be a bit more competitive with them. The best improvement in my hands and wrists was from actually arm wrestling. My job also has me using powerful hand tools etc as well so a strong grip is necessary.

 

I have a sledgehammer at work, when I've got downtime waiting for whatever reason I start busting reps, keeping my arm straight by my side and raising the head of the hammer upwards out front using wrist flexion only, adjusting resistance with grip distance from the head. This helps with backpressure in arm wrestling  :lol: I also set up two G clamps on an I-beam near the water cooler. In this summer heat I constantly go over for a drink and do some close grip palms toward each other style pullups, with the wrists curled slightly for an improved top roll in arm wrestling :P

 

If you start developing your forearms people don't even notice your girly wrists & hands until you point them out. At least that's the case for me lol... and you don't need ****y super short sleeve shirts to show off your guns B) :P

 

 

 

I know it's not really a fitness thing, but I have found coffee to be ridiculously hard to cut back on compared to every single other vice of mine. The amount of weakness on my part is embarrassing.  

Intermittent fasting! I used to drink HEAPS of coffee. Now that I'm fasting, one teaspoon of it on an empty stomach sends me hyperactive for hours. It's a ritual at work to have a coffee in the morning, but on days off/weekends I barely even notice that I haven't had one.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 11:01 PM

TL:DR version: Don't post pointless comments such as your first line--I didn't yoyo as much as you think--this will be Nyte's second "big" weight loss--I will maintain once reached optimal weight level--I don't know what that weight number will be but best believe my body aint seeing the "100's" again unless I want to look like a FW Conor McGregor

 

I would just like to say to try not to be too focused on weight. When actively trying to improve I prefer to concentrate on progression in exercise rather then chasing numbers on the scale. With a sustainable realistically healthy and active lifestyle the weight should manage itself.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:25 AM

I would just like to say to try not to be too focused on weight. When actively trying to improve I prefer to concentrate on progression in exercise rather then chasing numbers on the scale. With a sustainable realistically healthy and active lifestyle the weight should manage itself.

Great post. I was going to say that Nyte needs to gradually change his habits more than shooting for a particular weight.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:34 AM

I would just like to say to try not to be too focused on weight. When actively trying to improve I prefer to concentrate on progression in exercise rather then chasing numbers on the scale. With a sustainable realistically healthy and active lifestyle the weight should manage itself.

 

 

Great post. I was going to say that Nyte needs to gradually change his habits more than shooting for a particular weight.

 

Definitely. I would say my eating habits weigh more than exercise habits. I know everyone has different bodies and tendencies, but for me, it all depends on how I'm eating. I can exercise five days a week but if my diet isn't up to par, I'm not gonna lose anything. I'll either cancel out the progress I've made from exercising or even gain weight.

 

I've dropped weight steadily before just by altering my eating habits and barely even exercising. I posted not too long ago that I cut five pounds in a week just by monitoring my food intake and didn't even exercise one of those days. I view exercising as more of a bonus to my diet tbh, but I still try to find a balance between the two.

 

I definitely will exercise. There's no doubt about that.

 

I'm gonna use the elliptical extensively for the time being, but at some point I'm gonna get by on the field and back to my jogging.

 

I'd like to say I don't care about the number on the scale but that's gonna be difficult. I'm so used to acknowledging it that it's gonna take a while for me to not care about it. Although I will say, if I'm weighing 230 and feeling lean and comfortable (most importantly) then I'm not gonna worry about the number. Even if people think 230 is a high weight, we all know it's subjective and 230 for one person can be lean and fit while 230 for another could be obese.

 

In the past, when I got up to 220 I thought I was overweight again, which looking back wasn't even true. I was still fitting into 34-inch waist pants and was still wearing even medium sweaters! lol.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:34 AM

First off I'm gonna respond to the bold--what does that have to do with anything?  

 

it simply indicates that what I am to say has nothing to do with any personal feelers.

 

the science is conclusive - people whose weight yoyos up and down are at greater risk for many chronic conditions than are people who are simply fat all the time.

 

your fitness goals should switch at some point from trying to look good because vanity to trying to be healthy because sanity 


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