spiderman: do what a spider can

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    Sep 27, 2007 2:21 AM GMT
    how do you get a muscular lean body like soider man.
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    Sep 27, 2007 4:32 AM GMT
    The first step is eating well, and avoiding junk foods that are high in either fats, sugars, or both.

    There are a number of good sites on nutrition, and good threads on it here. If you have trouble finding some, I'll look them up and post them for you.
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    Sep 27, 2007 5:18 AM GMT
    Whaaa?? Now don't tell me you didn't watch the movie! Ya gotta get bit by the radioactive spider!
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    Sep 27, 2007 5:33 AM GMT
    or you can just get someone else to play you in real life like they do when he is wearing the suit.
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    Sep 27, 2007 5:39 AM GMT
    Then again, maybe you can get bit by a radioactive bodybuilder!
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    Sep 27, 2007 10:17 AM GMT
    Stand in!!!!

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    Really...that kind of body is attainable
    but you gotta work for it
    diet...lo carbs hi protein and almost zero fat
    high amt of cardio...mostly core exercises a lot of HIIT
    and weight training
    to get the BF% down enuf you're looking at daily training and at least 2-3 days a week hitting it twice a day
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    Sep 27, 2007 12:02 PM GMT
    GQ, I'm going to challenge you a litte on that one. Given his current condition, going from zero to 7 days/week training and 2-3 days doing a second workout would be pretty severe.

    In my opinion, the foundation of body fat loss is nutritional, rather than a matter of workouts.

    I do believe that light daily cardio will be helpful, as well as 3 days of full-body workout per week. But more than that is an invitation for him to overtrain, become discouraged, and drop out.

    Some nutritional links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieting
    http://www.iwanttolosefat.com/
    http://www.americanheart.org
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/index.html

    In reading these, you will see that even in relatively mainstream organizations there is still some variety of opinion as to what constitutes a healthy diet. But the basic principles are the same across the board:
    * Smaller, frequent meals
    * Avoidance of refined sugars
    * Avoidance of high-cholesterol foods and trans-fats
    * A balanced diet - that is, carbohydrates, proteins & fats - no radical "zero carb" or "zero fat" diets
    * Plenty of water


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    Sep 27, 2007 2:00 PM GMT
    Follow Toby's training plan... which included gymnastics, yoga, and weight training for endurance and not strength (high reps, moderate weight), cardio in the forms of running and swimming.

    And all the diet stuff above.
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    Sep 27, 2007 9:42 PM GMT
    You are right Joey ... if he's starting from nothing
    I posted that assuming he was training beforehand
    This is what dancers and models have to do
    to get that type of body
    its a precarious position in getting just enough muscularity for it to show and keeping the BF down to a bare minimum
    and doing this there is always the chance of overtraining
    you have to know your body and what it can take
    you also have to know nutritionally what will keep you in form and keep the metabolism stoked
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    Sep 27, 2007 10:12 PM GMT
    Maybe a bit off-topic, but I think most of the shots in the spidey suit were actually Toby Maguire. (Sure, they had a stunt-double for some of the action.) One of the "extra features" on the DVD (sometimes I get really bored) is a screen test they had him do shirtless. He was in pretty good shape before he got the job, and I've read that they've had him on a pretty serious training program since. I think his trainer was featured in some magazine article that I read.

    Sure would be nice to get paid for training.

    Oh, and if you're really serious, there are plenty of spiders in my laboratory. They're all named "Boris." Not sure how radioactive they are.
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    Sep 27, 2007 10:13 PM GMT
    Who fan?