Have you ever heard of local gyms...

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    Jun 09, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    Have you ever heard of local gyms sponsoring anyone to lose a drastic amount of weight? I am unemployed and want to lose weight. I have no money for the monthly membership fee and I was wondering if you ever heard of this...
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 09, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    I have never heard of this. But you don't need a gym to lose weight, and RJ has a lot of outdoor workouts and exercises that require nothing but your own body weight. That way you can get in shape at little to no cost.
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    Jun 09, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI have never heard of this. But you don't need a gym to lose weight, and RJ has a lot of outdoor workouts and exercises that require nothing but your own body weight. That way you can get in shape at little to no cost.


    True but all the exercises I have seen on here are mostly gym related.
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    Jun 09, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    3/4 of weight loss is through diet. Exercise helps and should and needs to be a part of you routine. Lifting weights, and especially running or some type of cardio is a big help. Diet is a way of life, not a fad. To be overwieght, you have to be eating too many calories. And remember, fat in, fat out.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 09, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    Almost the entire "Asstastic" workout can be done anywhere without anything other than your body and your sweat glands. Pushups, situps, lunges, squats, supermans, and tricept dips can be done with nothing but a bench (or something slightly elevated, like two chairs...), and a minimal investment in resistance bands can greatly increase the number of exercises you can do. You've just got to search through the vast number of exercises in the archives.
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    Jun 09, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    LuvMuscle99 said3/4 of weight loss is through diet. Exercise helps and should and needs to be a part of you routine. Lifting weights, and especially running or some type of cardio is a big help. Diet is a way of life, not a fad. To be overwieght, you have to be eating too many calories. And remember, fat in, fat out.


    I don't eat enough, thats my problem
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    adaminmarietta said
    I don't eat enough, thats my problem


    You're trying to lose weight, but you don't eat enough? I'm confused.

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    adaminmarietta said
    I don't eat enough, thats my problem


    You're trying to lose weight, but you don't eat enough? I'm confused.



    Your body stores fat when you don't eat.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    But you lose weight when you burn off fewer calories than you're consuming.

    Break your meals up so that you're never HUNGRY. And do lots of cardio, which you definitely don't need a gym for.
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    Caslon11000 saidThis guy isnt serious. Dont waste your time.


    Thanks man for being an ass. I am sorry I am not the GOD haha that you are. I am just trying to start to lose weight and ask for advise, and you say I am not serious. Just don't waste your time telling others not to waste their time dude
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    Sorry. I was hoping to get my postings deleted before you saw that one.

    Talk is cheap, but now you can show that I am wrong. I look forward to your posts telling us of your progress.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    There are lots of theories now about metabolisms and if you're not eating how your body stores fat because it thinks you're starving yadda yadda yadda, but the rule of thumb for losing weight is still "Eat less, move more." You certainly don't need to eat MORE in order to lose weight, that's completely counter-intuitive. But changing your diet and WHEN you eat can have a great impact.
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidThere are lots of theories now about metabolisms and if you're not eating how your body stores fat because it thinks you're starving yadda yadda yadda, but the rule of thumb for losing weight is still "Eat less, move more." You certainly don't need to eat MORE in order to lose weight, that's completely counter-intuitive. But changing your diet and WHEN you eat can have a great impact.


    if you are presently eating X calories in 3 meals you will loose more weight if you eat X calories in 6 meals. If the calories come from pizza and icecream and burgers, you will loose weight by eating them as rice and tuna and broccoli, in 6 meals and not 3.

    One of the best things you can do to lose weight is learn to cook properly (meaning no cans - apart from tuna, no jars, no packets).

    Also some gyms... like Planet Fitness.. at least used to have a scheme where you paid $10 a month. You just have to not be too body builderish about it....




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    Jun 09, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    If you want to join a gym you should see about getting a job at one. At least i know out here even working parttime you get free use of the gym.

    Don't know what the turn over rate is like at the gyms near you but doesn't hurt to try and see if they have anything available even if it's parttime. Alot of the students do it at my gym and work the front desk.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jun 09, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    Basic calistheics should do the trick, plus you could always go running with that sexy girl on your pageicon_wink.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    check with your local YMCA, they typically offer subsidized memberships. exercise will help you not to gain more weight, but diet will take care of the 80% of the loss. vegetables are cheap, start eating a LOT more of those. also drink skim milk and spend time in the sun (within reason) to get enough vitamin d, which in turn (along with magnesium) helps you get more calcium (e.g. in milk) from the diet, which in turn contributes to faster metabolism according to some research (can't harm you in any case, unless lactose intolerant).
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jun 10, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    adaminmarietta said
    Bunjamon said
    adaminmarietta said
    I don't eat enough, thats my problem


    You're trying to lose weight, but you don't eat enough? I'm confused.



    Your body stores fat when you don't eat.


    OK dude...

    You need to eat enough of the *right* kinds of foods so that you can properly metabolize fat. That's accounted for with a single serving of long-chain carbohydrates daily, along with veggies (fiber helps you lose weight for obvious reasons), legumes are great... you know, fill in the blank, but eat only enough *healthy* carbs so that your body will function properly and you will be able to break down fats.

    About fats: this is a multi-tiered process. You need to immediately burn whatever fats you're consuming (which means pursuing an active lifestyle) and you need to also burn the fat that's already on your body (not so easy). Breaking down stored fat is something that only happens when your body has nothing else to draw on. The body prioritizes by first breaking down available sugars (A LARGE percentage of the average person's diet), and *then* when those immediate "funds" have been exhausted, it turns to reserves, which are stored as fat in your body.

    Breaking down that fat is difficult and frustrating because those molecules are complex and much denser than freshly consumed foods. A large amount of exercise may yield very little result until you have "trained" your body to burn fat because of a lack of sufficient carbohydrates in the meal you just ate. When you actually get going on something that works for you (and everyone's body is different) then you'll see an almost exponential increase in the amount of stored fat your body is breaking down.

    You have to commit to a diet for a certain amount of time (usually 2 weeks to a month) before your body can adjust to properly metabolize whatever foods you're consuming.

    And, most importantly, you need to consume fewer calories than you are using. That is gospel, and there is no changing it. It's common sense.

    The best thing you can do is exercise, because you will increase cardiovascular health and blood flow, which will in turn engage every system in your body to cooperate.

    If you feel you are consuming less and still gaining weight, then perhaps you are using some sort of diuretic (anything from caffeine to a pill) that may be causing you to retain water weight. Simple solution: exercise more and don't take anything that causes your body to become dehydrated, because your body's response is to store water.

    Miracle diets are mostly farce. The best miracle diet you can possibly do is to take a course on anatomy and nutrition, and to find out how the body *actually* works, in everything from your organs to the way they work together to metabolize.

    Take a LONG time to eat. Increase the number of seconds between each fork-full. It takes approximately 7 minutes for the stomach to get the message to your brain that you're not hungry anymore. Keeping that in mind, eat only until you're not hungry anymore, and you'll probably see some results.

    Eat spicy foods. I don't know the magic behind this trick, but have you ever noticed that Latin-American people, South-Asian people, and those who generally eat spicy foods are thinner in general? For whatever reason, it works. (And this doesn't mean eat spicy foods with cheese all over them.)


    I'm no doctor, and never will be, but I'd venture to say that your average personal trainer would tell you much of this if he or she has spent any time studying this stuff and putting it into practice.

    Good luck.
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    Jun 11, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the possitive reponses. LOL icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 11, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    Get a library card and check out a PX-90 or similar dvd until you get the routine down.

    You can get resistance bands as cheap as 9.99 on Amazon and you often don't have to pay tax and/or shipping.
  • HorrorHound

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    Jun 11, 2009 7:09 AM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    adaminmarietta said
    I don't eat enough, thats my problem


    You're trying to lose weight, but you don't eat enough? I'm confused.




    Isn't it true fact that in order to burn & lose weight you gotta eat enough (eat right as well of course) to pick up the metabolism so you can burn?
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    Jun 11, 2009 3:42 PM GMT
    You can get a book like Body for Life for 16 cents and a few sets of resistance bands for $9.99.

    So, for a little over $20 you have a home gym, a meal plan guide, and an exercise routine that will drop weight like you have leprosy.

    Keep us posted on your progress.
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    Jun 11, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    www.crossfit.com

    no gym required for most of them.