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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!

 
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