Out of shape and overweight...

  • PaintMeLime

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    Apr 11, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    I'm totally out of shape and overweight... we just got a new gym at my school and I've gone a few times but I feel overwhelmed and a little intimidated. I need some direction!!! I don't care about muscles or weight, I just want to drop INCHES. What's a good weight training/cardio program? I guess I could just wing it and do 30mins cardio plus 30mins weight lifting 3-4 times per week and see what happens... Suggestions?

    Also, if you're in the Monmouth area I'm looking for workout buddies.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Apr 11, 2011 10:59 AM GMT
    get on a treadmill and run till you die then do abs, also get p90x works for me icon_biggrin.gif
  • gallus81

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    Apr 11, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    and you'll convert that bulk into big beautiful muscle while us skinny bastards struggle to gain 5 pounds in 12 months.

    #grass_is_always_greener
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    Apr 11, 2011 11:06 AM GMT
    gallus81 saidand you'll convert that bulk into big beautiful muscle while us skinny bastards struggle to gain 5 pounds in 12 months.

    #grass_is_always_greener
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    Losing fat is easy if you're dedicated.
    Gaining muscle is a royal bitch.
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    Apr 11, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    I am not a fitness expert but dropped like 50lbs and tons of inches in 3 months when I started and here is how I did it.......I ate like 1800 calories a day 6 days a week generally 5-6 small meals a day. I had one free day of whatever. I drank a gallon of water a day. As far as exercise I did one hour of cardio 3 days per week (this was like running 5 miles outside or on treadmill sweating to death not walking). Then I did weights 3 days a week just basic stuff. It literally melted off quickly. I have about 20 more to go now that is the hardest icon_sad.gif. Oh I always did my cardio on an empty stomach as soon as I woke up.

    I did have a trainer for 4 months and he was helpful but I mean ehhhh just look up online beginners weight training on like bodybuilding.com if you are not sure and we basically did all of that. When you need to lose a good bit of weight the diet is as important as the exercise. For me I drank a ton of soda, so I just cut it out completely and that helped.

    Hope this helps man!
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    Apr 11, 2011 11:43 AM GMT
    flaggot saidI'm totally out of shape and overweight... we just got a new gym at my school and I've gone a few times but I feel overwhelmed and a little intimidated. I need some direction!!! I don't care about muscles or weight, I just want to drop INCHES. What's a good weight training/cardio program? I guess I could just wing it and do 30mins cardio plus 30mins weight lifting 3-4 times per week and see what happens... Suggestions?

    Also, if you're in the Monmouth area I'm looking for workout buddies.



    If you're training to lose fat.A good starting point is three times per week.I suggest you to see bodybuilding.com


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    Apr 11, 2011 12:02 PM GMT
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    Apr 11, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    Run flaggot run!!
    Diet flaggt diet!!

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    Apr 11, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    I got lean on the Cave man diet. You don't restrict calories or fat so it's kinda radical. My bro lost 30 lbs in 3 months and a friend started 3 weeks ago and has lost 15 lbs already. Calorie restricting diets cus your body to conserve it's weight so that why they generally don't work.
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    Apr 11, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    What I recommend is to start out with simple abs and cardio for the first few weeks (only work your abs once or twice a week though) then when you're ready, you should try to do some full body circuits. I'm going to get killed for this, but when you get over the fact that his veins may explode on video, Scott Herman gives some decent, if not good advice. Look into his full body circuit routines.

    Furthermore, your body is made in the kitchen. For example, since I stopped eating shit and limited lean dairy, I've never felt better. I'm not sure about your dietary needs, since everybody's different, but at 5'10", you probably are going to aim for something like 150-165 lbs. So try to eat 1800-2000 calories per day, high protein (which on the college student's budget means nuts- especially almonds, ala-fortified or wheat pasta, brown rice, lean food from the cafeteria) whole grains and healthy fats.

    Excuse me while I creep real quick. Your profile says that you're a student at WOU, so I took a look at the cafeteria menu. For tomorrow, for example- it says that the cafeteria over there will be serving some kind of casserole, sicilian vegetables and herbed foccacia bread as well as SW chicken salad. Take the sicilian vegetables and sw chicken salad. Tomorrow night, take the cod, rice pilaf and the roasted vegetables.

    I hope that helps. Oh and one more thing- some motivation. This is what happens if you sit on your lazy ass for too long:

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    Apr 11, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    www.weightwatchers.com

    I have a friend who has lost 25 pounds and counting using their online service. You will lose weight safely by eating healthy food and controlling your portion size.
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    Apr 11, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    BostonGEEK saidRun flaggot run!!
    Diet flaggt diet!!

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    Must be referencing the open minded spirit of bodybuilding.com. That site is such a bitch to endure. Great advise, if you can stomach the "phaggot" and "no homo" crap.

    Good luck with your goals OP!
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    Apr 11, 2011 6:35 PM GMT


    Primal Blueprint worked for me.
  • PaintMeLime

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    Apr 18, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Excuse me while I creep real quick. Your profile says that you're a student at WOU, so I took a look at the cafeteria menu. For tomorrow, for example- it says that the cafeteria over there will be serving some kind of casserole, sicilian vegetables and herbed foccacia bread as well as SW chicken salad. Take the sicilian vegetables and sw chicken salad. Tomorrow night, take the cod, rice pilaf and the roasted vegetables.

    I hope that helps. Oh and one more thing- some motivation. This is what happens if you sit on your lazy ass for too long:

    1189671945603zv7.jpg


    Thanks for the advice... I don't live on campus so I make my meals at home. I've been doing the egg and vegetable scramble in the mornings (4 egg whites and 1 w/ yoke) and a banana. Sometimes wholegrain cereal or oatmeal if I'm in a rush.

    Nuts, fruits and vegetables for lunch... or whatever I can get throughout the day (this is my problem area).

    And then pasta and a chicken dinner (sometimes plain chicken breasts with veggies but other times I make like a healthy taco or something).

    Oh, and those pics are definitely some motivation.
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    Apr 24, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidget on a treadmill and run till you die then do abs, also get p90x works for me icon_biggrin.gif


    (bolded) workin for me
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    Apr 25, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Tom venuto has a book called Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle. I think since then he had several more books came out. It is a good starting point though. There was also a recent topic on the fitness discussion so check it out.
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1506115

    You might also want to checkout sixpackshortcut with Mike Chang (no not the tennis player). There are several videos you can watch on youtube it's entertaining and actually useful. Good luck! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Apr 25, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    First: diet---Second: adderall
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    Apr 27, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    flaggot said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Excuse me while I creep real quick. Your profile says that you're a student at WOU, so I took a look at the cafeteria menu. For tomorrow, for example- it says that the cafeteria over there will be serving some kind of casserole, sicilian vegetables and herbed foccacia bread as well as SW chicken salad. Take the sicilian vegetables and sw chicken salad. Tomorrow night, take the cod, rice pilaf and the roasted vegetables.

    I hope that helps. Oh and one more thing- some motivation. This is what happens if you sit on your lazy ass for too long:

    1189671945603zv7.jpg


    Thanks for the advice... I don't live on campus so I make my meals at home. I've been doing the egg and vegetable scramble in the mornings (4 egg whites and 1 w/ yoke) and a banana. Sometimes wholegrain cereal or oatmeal if I'm in a rush.

    Nuts, fruits and vegetables for lunch... or whatever I can get throughout the day (this is my problem area).

    And then pasta and a chicken dinner (sometimes plain chicken breasts with veggies but other times I make like a healthy taco or something).

    Oh, and those pics are definitely some motivation.


    no pasta for dinner. eat green carbs only.

    taco shells have tons of fat.

    where is your protein source for lunch? nuts? those have tons of fat and not enough protein. bad ratio. even too much good fat is bad.

    more muscle, more fat burn. no protein = no muscle = slower fat burn.

    fruits have too much sugar. eat only when physically active.

    this me caveman version of writing.
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    Apr 27, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    I lost 90 pounds last year, man. You can definitely do it if you try. I am not suggesting the below link works for every one (and I am sure some will explain how bad it is), but it worked for me for the first 40 or so pounds, and then I had the confidence to investigate and move into into a longer-term and healthier weight loss and muscle building regimen.

    http://velocity.t-nation.com/free_online_program/sports_body_training_diet_velocity/velocity_diet_30


    Just don't stop, don't even slow down, and keep your eye on that prize.

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    Apr 27, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
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    AvadaKedavra said
    flaggot said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Excuse me while I creep real quick. Your profile says that you're a student at WOU, so I took a look at the cafeteria menu. For tomorrow, for example- it says that the cafeteria over there will be serving some kind of casserole, sicilian vegetables and herbed foccacia bread as well as SW chicken salad. Take the sicilian vegetables and sw chicken salad. Tomorrow night, take the cod, rice pilaf and the roasted vegetables.

    I hope that helps. Oh and one more thing- some motivation. This is what happens if you sit on your lazy ass for too long:

    1189671945603zv7.jpg


    Thanks for the advice... I don't live on campus so I make my meals at home. I've been doing the egg and vegetable scramble in the mornings (4 egg whites and 1 w/ yoke) and a banana. Sometimes wholegrain cereal or oatmeal if I'm in a rush.

    Nuts, fruits and vegetables for lunch... or whatever I can get throughout the day (this is my problem area).

    And then pasta and a chicken dinner (sometimes plain chicken breasts with veggies but other times I make like a healthy taco or something).

    Oh, and those pics are definitely some motivation.


    no pasta for dinner. eat green carbs only.

    taco shells have tons of fat.

    where is your protein source for lunch? nuts? those have tons of fat and not enough protein. bad ratio. even too much good fat is bad.

    more muscle, more fat burn. no protein = no muscle = slower fat burn.

    fruits have too much sugar. eat only when physically active.

    this me caveman version of writing.


    im going to marry you someday.. someday..
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    Apr 28, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
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    lolz, not the healthiest but it will get results.
  • PaintMeLime

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    May 02, 2011 7:18 AM GMT
    Wow, I think I'd rather be fat than look dead.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 03, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidWhat I recommend is to start out with simple abs and cardio for the first few weeks (only work your abs once or twice a week though) then when you're ready, you should try to do some full body circuits. I'm going to get killed for this, but when you get over the fact that his veins may explode on video, Scott Herman gives some decent, if not good advice. Look into his full body circuit routines.

    Furthermore, your body is made in the kitchen. For example, since I stopped eating shit and limited lean dairy, I've never felt better. I'm not sure about your dietary needs, since everybody's different, but at 5'10", you probably are going to aim for something like 150-165 lbs. So try to eat 1800-2000 calories per day, high protein (which on the college student's budget means nuts- especially almonds, ala-fortified or wheat pasta, brown rice, lean food from the cafeteria) whole grains and healthy fats.

    Excuse me while I creep real quick. Your profile says that you're a student at WOU, so I took a look at the cafeteria menu. For tomorrow, for example- it says that the cafeteria over there will be serving some kind of casserole, sicilian vegetables and herbed foccacia bread as well as SW chicken salad. Take the sicilian vegetables and sw chicken salad. Tomorrow night, take the cod, rice pilaf and the roasted vegetables.

    I hope that helps. Oh and one more thing- some motivation. This is what happens if you sit on your lazy ass for too long:

    1189671945603zv7.jpg


    God they must smell- He can't even wipe his ass, BUT it shows there is someone out there for everyone.

    OP hit the gym you have youth on your side-it's all up to you-welcome to RJ
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    May 03, 2011 8:50 AM GMT
    flaggot saidWow, I think I'd rather be fat than look dead.icon_rolleyes.gif


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