So... My fitness story, would appreciate any replies :)

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    Oct 09, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    Okay, so basically... I'm addicted to junk food haha, but last year I set out to lose 15 kilos. Which I did, through drinking pretty much diet coke and just counting calories, I still ate lots of ice cream and stuff, just exercised more and didn't go over 1700 calories a day.

    But through being lazy, I've gained it all back...

    But here's the problem, I want a good body. So I'm going to start to count calories again, just because I want to be really skinny again. But I also want bigger arms, I can't afford nor have access to a gym. I have a 20 kg dumbbell set though. So I'm looking for a at home full body dumbbell workout plan, but I havn't been able to find anything successfully on google, mainly because I heard its better to do different muscle groups on different days? and they're all in the same day... Basically what I'm saying is, I have no fucking clue as to what I'm doing when it comes to working out... Any help, well thanks.
  • Amira

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    Oct 09, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    Have you thought about doing yoga? It's very convenient to do at the comfort of your home and it works all of your muscles in different ways due to the different poses you work into. I do it and it's great, it will not only give you a wonderful work out but you will also feel really great afterwards.
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    Oct 09, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidOkay, so basically... I'm addicted to junk food haha, but last year I set out to lose 15 kilos. Which I did, through drinking pretty much diet coke and just counting calories, I still ate lots of ice cream and stuff, just exercised more and didn't go over 1700 calories a day.

    But through being lazy, I've gained it all back...

    But here's the problem, I want a good body. So I'm going to start to count calories again, just because I want to be really skinny again. But I also want bigger arms, I can't afford nor have access to a gym. I have a 20 kg dumbbell set though. So I'm looking for a at home full body dumbbell workout plan, but I havn't been able to find anything successfully on google, mainly because I heard its better to do different muscle groups on different days? and they're all in the same day... Basically what I'm saying is, I have no fucking clue as to what I'm doing when it comes to working out... Any help, well thanks.


    Hmn.. when you don't have a gym membership you are -sort of- limited to what you can do but then again, there are some AMAZING programs built just by using dumbbells. In fact, they may be best. When/if you get enough money, you should definitely consider getting some heavier weights as well as some lighter ones. icon_smile.gif

    From there, you'll be able to gracefully design a program. icon_biggrin.gif I'd do some more research to aid you except my brain is like silly putty from not sleeping all day. +D Message me and I'll help you find some-- assuming someone here doesn't beat me to the punch. :3

    Oh, oh. Also try Bodybuilding.com. +D
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    Oct 09, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
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    I'd love to be this!

    I'm currently like 150 kilos overweight at the moment... so how long am i looking at? 3 months? 6?
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    Oct 09, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Kristoff said33095342645

    I'd love to be this!

    I'm currently like 150 kilos overweight at the moment... so how long am i looking at? 3 months? 6?


    *Blink* You're a 150 kilos overweight?? That's 330 lbs. o-O; You only weigh like 160 lbs.
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    Oct 09, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    Fuck! I meant 15 haha, not even... probs like just over 10 kilos haha.
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    Oct 09, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidtumblr_mbihxabSrC1qkspsro1_500.png

    I'd love to be this!

    I'm currently like 150 kilos overweight at the moment... so how long am i looking at? 3 months? 6?



    Then you don't need to go to the gym.

    You need to do body-weight exercises every day (for an intensive 30 mins to an hour).

    This includes high reps of sit-ups, push-ups, running, pull-ups, hanging leg raises, squats, monkey-bar/bench dips, hand-stand body press etc.

    They are also very good for promoting compact, dense muscle growth that manifests a more lean and defined musculature than the more bulky results from exclusive weight training.

    These type of exercises you can practically do anywhere, anytime, for free.

    Depending on your genetics, you should start to see results starting from right away to a couple of weeks. 4-6 weeks down the line you'll have very noticeable gains (assuming you train every day for a quick burst, or every other).

    So, no whining.

    No excuses.
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    Oct 09, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    Have you got a workout plan of that I can follow?
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    Oct 09, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    Have you tried intermitting fasting? It worked for me to burn some fat and get lean.
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    Oct 09, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    I suggest running 3 days a week. As much as you can discipline yourself to do but no less than half an hour a time.

    Then also I would start with buying a book called Pilates for dummies. Do Pilates every morning or otherwise like 4 mornings every week.

    If you really want to gain some muscle mass as well I would suggest doing some push ups and sit ups and also combining that with the Spartacus workout. It's online, possibly even hidden somewhere on this site. But if you can t find it I will help you. It uses nothing but dumbbells.

    WIth this program you should be looking like that twink you posted in 3 / 6 months depending on your genes.

    Oh and stop eating ice cream and junk food all the time. Eat healthy and slack off one day every two weeks. It'll keep your motivation up to eat healthy fruits and veggies
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    if you want me to write you a complete schedule I will... just ask nicely and promise to do it
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Don't know why I love the painful aspect of exercise the most?
    The more pain I feel over the course of my workouts, the happier I am when I'm done... I'm sure it has to do with the fact that my adrenaline and endorphins are pumping, and that in a few months from that time I'll look better than when I stepped in? But if you want those results, you better be ready to give more than just 30 mins a day, and kick your ass royally! Its well worth it! icon_razz.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidDon't know why I love the painful aspect of exercise the most?
    The more pain I feel over the course of my workouts, the happier I am when I'm done... I'm sure it has to do with the fact that my adrenaline and endorphins are pumping, and that in a few months from that time I'll look better than when I stepped in? But if you want those results, you better be ready to give more than just 30 mins a day, and kick your ass royally! Its well worth it! icon_razz.gificon_twisted.gif
    I think it's because you like pain.

    And there's nothing wrong with that. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidOkay, so basically... I'm addicted to junk food haha, but last year I set out to lose 15 kilos. Which I did, through drinking pretty much diet coke and just counting calories, I still ate lots of ice cream and stuff, just exercised more and didn't go over 1700 calories a day.

    But through being lazy, I've gained it all back...

    But here's the problem, I want a good body. So I'm going to start to count calories again, just because I want to be really skinny again. But I also want bigger arms, I can't afford nor have access to a gym. I have a 20 kg dumbbell set though. So I'm looking for a at home full body dumbbell workout plan, but I havn't been able to find anything successfully on google, mainly because I heard its better to do different muscle groups on different days? and they're all in the same day... Basically what I'm saying is, I have no fucking clue as to what I'm doing when it comes to working out... Any help, well thanks.
    ha ha ha I am sorry to laugh but it was kind of funny. Here is your problem, you only did it to lose weight. When you decide to lose weight you have to remember you are making a lifestyle change. That is why you gained it all back. Why not start working out on a regular and make it apart of your daily routine. Also, diet sodas make you fat
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
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    JR_RJ saidDon't know why I love the painful aspect of exercise the most?
    The more pain I feel over the course of my workouts, the happier I am when I'm done... I'm sure it has to do with the fact that my adrenaline and endorphins are pumping, and that in a few months from that time I'll look better than when I stepped in? But if you want those results, you better be ready to give more than just 30 mins a day, and kick your ass royally! Its well worth it! icon_razz.gificon_twisted.gif
    I think it's because you like pain.

    And there's nothing wrong with that. icon_biggrin.gif

    One guy I was with for more than a year loved to spank me, though it was usually a reach around! Lol. icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidDon't know why I love the painful aspect of exercise the most?
    The more pain I feel over the course of my workouts, the happier I am when I'm done... I'm sure it has to do with the fact that my adrenaline and endorphins are pumping, and that in a few months from that time I'll look better than when I stepped in? But if you want those results, you better be ready to give more than just 30 mins a day, and kick your ass royally! Its well worth it! icon_razz.gificon_twisted.gif
    I think it's because you like pain.

    And there's nothing wrong with that. icon_biggrin.gif

    One guy I was with for more than a year loved to spank me, though it was usually a reach around! Lol. icon_twisted.gif


    Well, hello, this is a fun topic!icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    if you have an iphone/android I recommend ifitness pro ($1.4 i think). It's great as it has a few workout programmes or a build your own. it has loads of non weight exercises too. also you can track your progress.
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidtumblr_mbihxabSrC1qkspsro1_500.png

    I'd love to be this!

    I'm currently like 150 kilos overweight at the moment... so how long am i looking at? 3 months? 6?


    I'd love to be this too. So how long am I looking at? Negative 14 years? Negative 15? Set realistic goals. Once you reach them, up the ante.There's nothing quite as self-defeating as having a goal that seems utterly unreachable at the moment.
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    Oct 09, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Get a pair of "Perfect Pushups" -- two cylinders that you rotate as you do the pushup. They work really well. You can get them at big box stores or on-line. They are quite inexpensive. Do a lot of them and your whole upper body -- chest, arms and shoulders -- will start to get big.