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Sep 17, 2008

Melissa the Magnificent Melissa the ...
65 posts

I’m late – but oh well. You can’t spot reduce, so just burn as much fat off your body as possible.

I have the same problem, well kind of. I have a “mommy pouch”. I wish I could just do a bunch of sit-ups and it would go away but I can’t. I have to burn that fat off.

So just do a lot of cardio, EAT RIGHT and give it time.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Double Chin Elimination

 
Sep 17, 2008

Melissa the Magnificent Melissa the ...
65 posts

Compound exercises are really good to try (something I just learned my self actually). Isolation exercises just work one muscle, while compound will work more than one, so try doing more compound exercises.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Sets/Reps/Weight

 
Sep 17, 2008

stephenb stephenb
1,261 posts
Staff

@CeeA: These are what I’m referring to. I probably won’t get them anytime soon since the clicker isn’t iPhone compatible (plus the $$), but they may be a good option for an iPod user. My wife just purchased the Skullcandy Inkd headphones since they were so cheap.


Topic: General Discussion / What are the best earphones for working out?

 
Sep 17, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

My DH (internet slang for hubby) just got this one:
Garmin Forerunner 205 Runners Watch

He waited two months or so after he started running just to make sure he was serious about it and going to stick with it. He’s had the watch for a week and LOVES it! He said it’s really helping him out.

He is a numbers guy and loves all of the data he can get about his runs. If you are not like that, you might do just as well w/ a stopwatch, or even just walking out the door and running!


Topic: General Discussion / GPS Watches?

 
Sep 17, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

I’d like to know too, great Q pryclss!


Topic: General Discussion / GPS Watches?

 
Sep 17, 2008

time2work time2work
56 posts

this is the beginner workout i am doing: http://www.realjock.com/workout/1057

i did body for life several years ago, and got some good results, but overall it was just a little too complicated for me. i like this plan because it slowly gets you used to working out in a gym, starting with the less complicated exercises and moving on to the more complicated stuff like splits later.

i am not following it “to a t”, for example i am swimming on the cardio-only days, but it is a good guide line for me to start with.

i also like the plans at realjock because there are 3 different 12-week plans, each progressing over the last, so i think i will be challenging myself for a good while.

there are also lots of workouts here on gynimee. i think the most important thing is to pick something and stick to it.

good luck!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Sets/Reps/Weight

 
Sep 17, 2008

pryclss pryclss
6 posts

Now that I’m taking running more seriously, I’d like to be able to track my distance and times. With a regular watch, of course, it will just track time whether I am moving or not or until I hit “stop.” I’ve been hearing about these GPS watches that actually use satellites to determine when you are actually moving. I’ve goggled it and it seems quite expensive, just wanted to know if there was a slightly cheaper alternative!! If not, could someone tell me the best brand to buy?


Topic: General Discussion / GPS Watches?

 
Sep 17, 2008

TreG TreG
9 posts

Well…

I have been looking at this workout since the last post. It took me a little time to load the strength part of it into Gyminee. After only doing the workout for one day I know I will modify this heavily for myself. I don’t really enjoy the workout he has. Maybe it is great for some as it is.

I love his workout philosophy. I talked with a snowboarder about it and they liked what he is trying to do. Especially the injury prevention workouts. We all need to work on that more I am sure. I am going to focus on the same areas he has in his workout, but I will probably use different exercises to work those areas.

If anyone is interested in my work in this area I will share what I have. Just let me know. I would also still be interseted in hearing what others have to say about snowboarding workouts. The season is coming ! !


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Snowboarding workouts?

 
Sep 16, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

NC_STeeler … American Apparel T-shirts are great.
Andy and Gyminee Team, I’ve been searching for a T-shirt company myself and came across a web site called Zazzle.com

They have American Apparel T’s and different “fits”, for both men and women. You can set up a store, creating shirts with the Gyminee logo.

I’m having a new logo developed for my blog after which I’m going to start customizing T’s.

Susan


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 16, 2008

KG KG
4 posts

Thanks lockeddoor and Susan for the help and advise. The trainer actually called today and was not the nicest of people so I passed on her. Tomorrow when I go to the gym I am going to ask for someone else! Thanks again.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Sets/Reps/Weight

 
Sep 16, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

Hey guys, a conversation about gyminee t-shirts went on here as well:
http://www.gyminee.com/forums/gyminee_feature_r…

Again, I will say that websites like cafepress are very low in quality. I certainly do not recommend them. I really love the shirt that I recieved, which is Gildan and 100% cotton. After 3 washes so far the print has not shown any fade.

If you guys are looking at another top quality t-shirt, American Apparel is apparently the new fad. I did not even realize this until some girl told me about it. Sure enough, a couple of my favorite t-shirts are by this brand and I had no idea.

I also guess it would be too picky to have athletic fit ;-)


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 16, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Crunches, burn fat in all the right places.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Best way to lose bodyfat?

 
Sep 16, 2008

JerseygirlTris JerseygirlTris
18 posts

If you’re not ready to put the shirts on your site why not put them on www.cafepress.com. It’s reasonable to start your own “store.”

Just a suggestion from another pro user that wants a t-shirt!!!


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 16, 2008

kellydigital kellydigital
186 posts

I hear they work great…but then all your data will be synced with your nike+ site…and not on Gyminee.

Maybe there is a way to have gyminee sync with your nike+ account…but I don’t think that exists yet.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 16, 2008

kellydigital kellydigital
186 posts

Hey Brilliantscheme…

I just won a weight loss competition where i lost over 60 lbs in three months….so you can take my advice or leave it…but I’m not a nutritionist or a trainer…but weight loss for me is strictly a numbers game:

calories in – bmr – calories spent = net calories

there are 3500 calories in a lb of fat so…

net calories / 3500 = lbs lost per day

I checked out your profile. Have you been accurately putting in all of your food? I tried to keep my calories between 1400-1600 daily. So as long as you’re recording everything you seem to be on track. I also worked out 2 hours x 6 days x 3 months. Your workout log shows a lot of weight training sessions, but little cardio. Maybe if you switched your workout to a 3 day strength + 3 day cardio + 1 day rest routine, you would notice more weight loss results. You may be substituting fat with muscle, which would explain the lack of weight loss.

On a typical day I would burn 1000-1600 calories. I calculated my BMR to 2425 on this site I’m 6’ and was 266 lbs, and 33 y.o. so my net calories was :

1600 – 2425 – 1600 = -2425/3500 = .69 lbs per day *90 days = 62 lbs total weight loss…

which was pretty much bang on. Whenever I hit a plateau (which will happen), I reversed my workout schedule and switched up some exercises for others, and within 3-4 days the weight loss continued…

Also get your body fat % tested… I started the competition at 266lbs and 38% body fat…which means I had 101 lbs of fat and 165 lbs of lean body mass. At the end of the competition I was 22% body fat and 206 lbs so I was now 46 lbs fat, and 160 lbs lean body mass… so although I lost 5 lbs muscle mass, the majority of my weight loss was from fat….you don’t want to be a skinny fat guy…

anyway…hope that helps… good luck with your weight loss!


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 16, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Kendall,

It’s definitely a good idea to head to the gym with a “plan”.

Be proactive in regards to getting your free personal training session. If they offered that to you as part of your gym membership, go to the front desk at your gym and schedule the appointment.

You can have the personal trainer help you put a plan together, or you can find one that you feel you will stick to and ask the PT to show you how to perform each exercise.

I’m a big fan of a book called The New Rules of Lifting and think it provides terrific information for both beginners and advanced lifters.

How heavy you should be lifting, the number of reps and the amount and type of cardio you should be performing are going to be dependent on you current fitness level and what you hope to achieve in regards to your fitness goals.

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Sets/Reps/Weight

 
Sep 16, 2008

lockeddoor84 lockeddoor84
49 posts

In general, to get tone muscle you want to do more sets (generally 3-4) of high reps on low weight. You should do 12-15 reps and for some exercises especially legs you should feel a burn (lactic acid) in your muscle before you feel you physically can’t do any more. Doing fewer sets and fewer reps will generally work to build muscle mass. As for results, weight lifting is not something known for instant gratification. If you are splitting time doing cardio and weights you will gradually see more tone in your muscle, but you will find that your stamina will increase on the cardio machines much quicker.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Sets/Reps/Weight

 
Sep 16, 2008

KG KG
4 posts

Hi, I just joined a gym last week to finally get into shape and lose some weight. My questions is, for a beginner how many sets and reps should I be doing on the machines? Should I use light weight? I am supposed to get one free session with a trainer with my membership but I’ve not heard from them yet and dont want to wait. Last week I did two sets of 10 reps yesterday I did 2 sets of 15 reps. I feel like I am floundering around and will not get results. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Sets/Reps/Weight

 
Sep 16, 2008

lockeddoor84 lockeddoor84
49 posts

I’ve tried almost all the free ones that are available on iTunes, and the only one that has stuck is PodRunner. Its the best I have found. Haven’t tried the intervals one though, is it new?


Topic: General Discussion / Fitness Podcasts?

 
Sep 16, 2008

sawolf01 sawolf01
264 posts

They are worthless unless you want to be tied to pills for the rest of your life.

Weight loss is the result of a sustained exercise and diet state (you can throw supplements in there if you like, the DO count) that creates a calorie deficit that makes you lose weight. You will lose weight, so long as that deficit is maintained (as you lose weight, all things being equal, the deficit gets smaller and smaller). So yes, you can use supplements to help you raise the amount of that deficit. This is fine if you want to get to a certain weight for a certain period in time. However if your end goal is to find and maintain a healthy weight, you arguably should not do so by using supplements. Educate yourself. Exercise and eat right and you will lose weight, how much is up to you. You have to find the balance between the life you want to live (eating out, partying, exercising, etc.) and the way you want to look.

There may come a time when you don’t want to exercise anymore or cut out any more food, and you will find yourself heavier than that calvin klein model you see on tv. Hell maybe in this scenario, supplements are the answer. However you might find you get addicted to exercise and as a result have to eat those loaded cheese fries to keep from losing too much weight. You won’t know until you get a handle on your diet and exercise to the point that you don’t “have” to take weight loss supplements. Then again, if you can afford it and want to be on them the rest of your life and don’t care that 99 times out of 100 no one knows the long term side effects of these drugs (until people start dieing and then the FDA steps in and bans them cough ephedra cough), go for it, it’s a fairly personal decision.


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 16, 2008

SeanC SeanC
26 posts

@Rainerman: “I got down to 185 in a matter of 7 months”
Congratulations on your weight loss. I’m curious though, how have you fared at keeping off such rapid weight loss?


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 16, 2008

absmith absmith
308 posts
Staff

From what I can tell, it is just a pedometer. So, sleep monitoring would just be seeing if you moved during the night.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 16, 2008

sawolf01 sawolf01
264 posts

wow.

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Topic: General Discussion / 1.5 TB hard drives $189.99

 
Sep 16, 2008

Raineman Raineman
2 posts

I’ve had alot of experience with weight loss. I myself used to weigh 297lbs at close to 30% bodyfat. In the last few years I have lossed and gained weight, proof that if you don’t stick with it you will surely have thrown all your hard work down the drain. NOW! as far as weight loss supplements go, they are not all useless. after I started dieting I got down to 185 in a matter of 7 months. Thats a loss of 112 lbs! and while it is true that diet and exercise are KEY to weight loss, there are a few products that speed the process up significantly. The best supplement “Stack” I’ve ever used to help lose weight was the combination of Hydroxycut Hardcore, L-Carnitine, and CLA. I managed to peel off 35 lbs in 12 weeks with 27lbs being fat. Now, although that worked for me I must impress the fact that I was also on a very strict diet, and intense training regimine, for at the time I was prepping for a bodybuilding contest. And you must also note, that realistically if you are not training properly and eating a strict diet, you will in fact be basically wasting your money, they will not work without the diet and exercise. I also must note that last year I did switch to using a “fat burner” named arson, made by MAP, that is really the same thing as the Hydroxycut hardcore, but in a gelcap rather than a capsule ( both of these are actually made by the same mother company Iovate Health Sciences)


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 16, 2008

Taka Taka
12 posts

I’ve always wanted to run a blog just with my own unique thoughts but am not sure once I come out with it whether I can ever go back to an anonymous life. Has anyone started a blog about themselves and lived to regret it?


Topic: Motivation and Support / Best Motivation: Start a Blog!