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Sep 15, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

May sound silly but a big pork sausage with cabbage is packed full of protein energy and once digested is like a rush of energy.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 15, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

I don’t know how this would work for me since I sleep nude.

whoops, did i say that? ;-)


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 15, 2008

benyasbabe benyasbabe
21 posts

Funny thing, I just sent all of my active buddies some motivation! Feel free to add me if you want! I’m pretty active with my profile, since I sit at a computer all day at work.


Topic: Motivation and Support / Looking for a Gym Buddy

 
Sep 15, 2008

jndavies jndavies
10 posts

I think this looks great, if only for the automatic sleep logging, i’m intrigued to see how much sleep I actually get.

If it could then hook up to gyminee to graph it, even better!

Sadly, even once it is available, it’s going to be US only for a few months more… :-(


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 15, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

MensHealth also did an article on the same story:
Yes, You Were Born to Run

If the link doesn’t work just go to menshealth.com and type in “running” in the search box. The first link is called “Yes, You Were Born to Run.” Mens Health is weird that way.


Topic: Motivation and Support / Ultimate Motivation To Run

 
Sep 15, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

My Advice:
If you want to spend money on weight loss supplements, you might as well go off and throw your money off a bridge. There is no such thing as weight loss supplements.

I think Cher put it best when she said “if fitness came in a bottle, everyone would have a great body.”

Your body is genetically designed to lose weight with proper exercise and diet. And thats it, exercise and diet.

I am not sure how much you are educated on weight loss, but I suggest reading a lot of old topics on these forums and elsewhere around the internet. Do your own research and learn what works best with you. If you have any questions a lot of people here on Gyminee are more than eager to give you advice. However, I doubt that trying to find a magic pill is going to get many helpful responses.Here are some topics to help you out:
http://www.gyminee.com/forums/fitness_and_exercise/topics/best_workout_to_get_rid_of_heart_handles
http://www.gyminee.com/forums/diet_and_nutrition/topics/gain_muscle_and_lose_fat

In regards to creatine: some studies have shown that creatine does help lose body weight. Unfortunatly the effect is so low that it does little good, and in fact most people get a bloated feeling from creatine as their body soaks up water. I suggest creatine only for gaining muscle mass, not for shedding pounds.

In regards to COENZYME Q10: Ive never heard anything positive about this except in a very few case studies in which it was used on cancer patients. As far as weight loss it is extremely controversial and unproven (as you noticed).

In regards to L-CARNITINE: Unless your body is unable to convert long strains of fatty acids into energy on its own (which very few people cannot do) this is useless. Most everyone is well adept at digesting and processing foods. Thats why humans are still alive.

In regards to Calcium: I don’t find this as a supplement, as calcium is actually a nutrient. However, studies have shown that people who did eat more dairy lost more weight than those who did not while using the same exercise plans. Unfortunatly, studies have yet to prove that calcium from the dairy is the ONLY reason for this weight loss, and taking calcium supplements do not have the same affect. Its most likely a combination of calcium with other nutrients and minerals in some capacity that triggers this rather than calcium alone (much like how most supplements do not have the same affect when taken out of foods, veggies for example.)


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 15, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I’ve been thinking of purchasing a Nike + Sport Kit to track my runs on a daily basis, and I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with it, and if so what was their experience like. Thanks!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 15, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I was browsing Digg today and came across this story. It’s rather fascinating and talks about how human beings were designed to run through evolution and how we are able to outrun any mammal currently alive. After reading it – while already motivated to run – I find it difficult to say to myself, “Oh I need another day off.”

http://discovermagazine.com/2006/may/tramps-lik…


Topic: Motivation and Support / Ultimate Motivation To Run

 
Sep 15, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

time2work,

My big thing is that I would hate to wear a pedometer EVERYWHERE I went. This seems rather compact and syncs up wirelessly to the base station. So essentially you never really have to do anything. Plus I am definitely intrigued as to how active I am throughout the die excluding my exercise periods.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 15, 2008

Melissa the Magnificent Melissa the ...
65 posts

Thanks guys! I’ll just have to figure out what is best for me. I think what I am doing is good enough right now. I’m trying to lose a lot of weight, and it is coming off, so obviously what I am doing is working.

Sometimes it can be overwhelming because there are so many answers and so many ways to go about getting in shape.

I’ll definitely look into all of these options and figure it out.

Thanks again!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Chest & Triceps - or Triceps & Biceps.....CONFUSED!! HELP~!

 
Sep 15, 2008

time2work time2work
56 posts

when i first saw this, i thought it somehow automatically tracked what you ate, so i thought that was cool. but without that, it seems like an over-priced pedometer. it would be nice to track if i am getting enough sleep, but the price seems a bit high for what this is :/

i might change my mind, idunno yet :D


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 15, 2008

pua40 pua40
2 posts

I am a 38 year old male and I have been trying to lose weight for the past, oh, about six months. I just got started with gyminnee and it is very useful but I still have trouble losing weight. I was thinking of trying some kind of supplements but I really don’t know what I am doing. Anyone have any advice for weight loss supplements in your late 30’s?

Based on internet research, I was considering the following: COENZYME Q10 (took before to no avail), Creatine (never tried it), L-CARNITINE (took before to no avail), or CALCIUM (heard it helped with weight loss).

John


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 15, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Agree, definitely interesting. I saw that it made it into the top 5 so it is likely to be good. Will wait to put in an order though.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 15, 2008

andrewmalizia andrewmalizia
3 posts

@aknapp…
I usually drive home fro mthe gym drinking my gatorade, then get home and make the shake, throw it down. then about 30 minutes later eat my dinner.

its usually 330 – afternoon snack (usually meal-replacement bar or high protein snack)
then i eat a piece of toast with pb&j and some fruit at about 5 then workout at 530. then usually get home around 7 and do what i said above.

@susan…
I’m not entirely sure why i bought soy. i used to be vegan, though i am not anymore and i guess i still have those soy product instincts. i just saw it and picked it up. i plan on buying some whey protein when im out of the soy.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Separating pre/post-workout & meals

 
Sep 15, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

EdTan, the device isn’t out yet. It’s on pre-order and was revealed at the TechCrunch50. It’s a small device you wear throughout the day and tracks your steps, your exercises, and your sleep pattern.

As far as nutrition is concerned you still have to manually input what you eat so imagine it as being Gyminee with an auto tracker for your excercises. It’s definitely interesting.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / FitBit

 
Sep 15, 2008

jasdonle jasdonle
1 posts

bleh!


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Frozen vegetables & fruit

 
Sep 14, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Got my whey in today, I am ripped!


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Separating pre/post-workout & meals

 
Sep 14, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Tom Venuto does an excellent job on addressing protein ingestion per meal – http://www.tomvenuto.com/asktom/protein_grams_p…

Andrew, my question for you is why are you choosing a soy-based protein drink versus whey or casein? Most men don’t do well on soy protein supplementation.

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Separating pre/post-workout & meals

 
Sep 14, 2008

wpw wpw
4 posts

How did you calibrate the pedometer? If you did it walking and then ran with it you will get different results.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Run as fast as I can or normal rate?

 
Sep 14, 2008

stansj stansj
63 posts

Thanks everyone… I will try to run longer distances and only increment by 10% max. Also look into running calc. But I think there is a problem with pedometer I am using. Ran a 5k today…again at about 8:30 min/miles… but this time brought pedometer. After running and then walking around it showed me at only 2.6 miles. So that could explain drastic difference. Does anyone have suggestions at a decent pedometer?

Initially, I did not think it was wrong because it corresponded to the distance posted on the trail at the lake I run my loop at (.10 of mile short after 2.75 mile loop)....


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Run as fast as I can or normal rate?

 
Sep 14, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

Chicken breast is the food of champions… at least where I come from. Perfect protein package.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / No more chicken!

 
Sep 14, 2008

wpw wpw
4 posts

There are a lot of schools of thought on determining the appropriate training paces for running. IMO one of the better one’s using race performance to then figure out what sort of pace you should use when out on a training run. If you really want to get deep into the physiology weeds you read The Jack Daniels Running formula or if you just accept it you can use the McMillan Running Calculator which uses the Daniel’s principals.

So not surprising the pace you were running your loop at corresponds pretty closely to your 5k time. Your longer runs should be done from a 10:22-11:22 pace and your really easy, recovery runs at an 11:22-11:52 pace.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Run as fast as I can or normal rate?

 
Sep 14, 2008

wpw wpw
4 posts

Triathlon swimming is so different then swimming in the pool. When I did my first Ironman race right before the cannon went off the announcer told us this was the largest mass swim start ever. I think there were almost 2600 people going at the same time. For the first 800 meters or so you couldn’t swim.

One thing that might help is to go to a master’s swim workout and get in a lane that is a comfortable speed and just get used to swimming with people in a lane. You will get bumped a bit and have to deal with some wake and what not.

The other thing that helped me is just realize that you are going to knocked around a bit and that most of it is unintentional.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any Swimmers Out There

 
Sep 14, 2008

wpw wpw
4 posts

Regarding your question about what is a good running pace you’ve got some good advice, it really depends on where you are coming from. I have a good friend who with no athletic background went from being a couch potato to doing an Ironman in under 8:30.

The key is to be consistent and find a protocol that you can stick with over time. Most people get frustrated with a heart rate approach because they don’t have a well developed aerobic system and in order to “go fast” they blow through their heart rate zones.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / What is a "good" running speed?

 
Sep 13, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Podrunner has been a breath of fresh air, I hope it lasts!


Topic: General Discussion / Fitness Podcasts?