How can I look fit?

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    Dec 25, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    Hey guys, so im still lost everything... But how can i look fit? So not like a body builder but you can still see my muscles firmly.
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    I know exactly what you are going through. I've been at it for 3 years and only now do I look 'fit' in a t-shirt (I still can’t go shirtless). Don’t be disheartened. It takes a long time to figure out what works for you. I wasted a year following a very stupid routine; then another year just learning the basics (from books, internet, personal trainer). I’ve been now seeing some results (in the past year only) when I learned what works for me. The key is never giving up. If you aim to look good, then you will not remain motivated (because you’re reward is just too far; it takes years to develop the kind of body you want). Make your motivation ‘a healthy body’; that takes you far. Oh yeah, improve your diet (that took me a long time to figure out). If you are looking for a quick start, look into P90X (I don't get paid for endorsing it, but it really taught me the basics). Good luck!!!
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    Patience and determination. That's the only way.
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI know exactly what you are going through. I've been at it for 3 years and only now do I look 'fit' in a t-shirt (I still can’t go shirtless). Don’t be disheartened. It takes a long time to figure out what works for you. I wasted a year following a very stupid routine; then another year just learning the basics (from books, internet, personal trainer). I’ve been now seeing some results (in the past year only) when I learned what works for me. The key is never giving up. If you aim to look good, then you will not remain motivated (because you’re reward is just too far; it takes years to develop the kind of body you want). Make your motivation ‘a healthy body’; that takes you far. Oh yeah, improve your diet (that took me a long time to figure out). If you are looking for a quick start, look into P90X (I don't get paid for endorsing it, but it really taught me the basics). Good luck!!!


    This. Since you're not really looking to look like a body builder, lift for functional strength and fitness. It's more practical and you'll notice everyday tasks will become easier and you'll in turn be more productive in your everyday life (which in and of itself can be a great motivator).
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    Dec 25, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    These guys are right. It takes a lot of time to look fit. I started off by losing the extra weight with running. I just did it very mildly at first and worked my way up to being faster. Then I added on swimming.

    My goal wasn't actually to look fit. I just wanted to lose some weight and become more physically fit and healthier, not necessarily to look it. To look fit was just kind of a bonus.

    Yes it may take alot of time to find out what your body needs. In general, I think it's safe to say you have to start eating healthy and exercise regularly (but not too much -- listen to your body).

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    Dec 25, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    Chocolate cake works for me. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 25, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    turtlesarecool saidChocolate cake works for me. icon_smile.gif


    Damnit. I've been doing it wrong all of this time!

    In all seriousness, it takes years to get to that point. I have been lifting for going on 5 years now and I am just starting to get to my long-term goals. Start by giving yourself long-term AND short-term goals. Make the specific and give yourself credit when you reach them.

    Here are a couple of my goals, from when I started out:
    Short) Run for 10 minutes at 7.0 (Took me 2 months)
    Long) Be able to bench-press my own weight (Took 3 years)

    Set goals for what you want to be able to do at the gym, and your body will follow suit.
  • titus8229

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    Dec 25, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    Is this a serious question? Try eating right and exercising. It's not going to happen overnight, but if you're diligent you'll get there.
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    Dec 25, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    You have to lose enough body fat to look toned. You can do that through a good diet, cardio and weight lifting (doesn't have to be hardcore, either).
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    Dec 25, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    Beneim saidHey guys, so im still lost everything... But how can i look fit? So not like a body builder but you can still see my muscles firmly.


    Buy all the newest under armor. gloves, shoes, and ipod arm band and wear it to the gym you will look fit
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    Dec 25, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    to look fit?

    Be fit.
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    Dec 26, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    You need to moderate your diet. Change your eating habits and excersice...



    Ive been doing martial arts since I was a kid. In 2004 I got into an accident and had to take a break. From a guy who normally weighs 125 for competition, I tipped the scales at 190...In 2007, I went back to my master's school, started off with only training twice a week and in 2008 decided to commit to training everyday like I used too... And in three years im back to normal and enjoying it... It was hard work but worth it... I didn't change my diet too much, i just cut out junk food and moderated what I eat...I don't use protien powders.. Now my goal is tone up more and tighten the abs...

    Being fit takes work..