Fat burners or supplements...

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    Dec 16, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    So....how many folks are still trying fat burners...and do they work for you? If so what are you using? Im interested, enlighten me with your thoughts! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    Ask SNOWLOST_REX what he did and then copy him. THe difference between his Feb 09 and Dec 09 pics is nothing short of inspiring.

    http://www.realjock.com/profile?id=186735
  • Webster666

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    Dec 16, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    If there was a magic pill, wouldn't every overweight person be gobbling them down ?

    Losing wieght = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.
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    Dec 16, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidIf there was a magic pill, wouldn't every overweight person be gobbling them down ?

    Losing wieght = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.
    I agree thats why I wanted to see what other folks had to say.
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    Dec 16, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    Losing weight = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.
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    Dec 16, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidLosing weight = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.
    I agree thats why I wanted to see what other folks had to say.


    do we have an echo in here?
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 16, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    Losing weight = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.
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    Dec 16, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidLosing weight = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.
    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 16, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    Now that I've been a total A-hole......ahem.......

    I think yohimbe is a really good fat burner for the mid section and the subcutaneous fat layer. It's not going to make you lose pounds, but it seems to make you look a little leaner.

    I am a huge proponent of acetyl L carnitine. It is an awesome amino acid for weight loss, mental focus, and overall skin health.

    Green tea is probably the best drink out there for weight loss. I do add a bit of honey to mine but I really don't like it all that sweet.
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    Dec 16, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    Most effective fat burner for me was getting up off my gelatinous blob of an ass and going on a run at least 5 days a week.

    I do think that when you're sedentary even walking half an hour a night is enough to give your metabolism enough of a jump to start burning calories more effectively.

    The only weight loss from a pill comes in the form of diuretics.
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    Dec 16, 2009 11:49 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidAsk SNOWLOST_REX what he did and then copy him. THe difference between his Feb 09 and Dec 09 pics is nothing short of inspiring.

    http://www.realjock.com/profile?id=186735


    Haha, man, Lost, I swear I'm really nothing special, and of course I still have a long way to go before I can ever compare to half the guys on this site, and I'm still a tad chubby and could use a lot more definition/mass but I guess some of the main things that've helped me the most are these factors:

    1) I make training an absolute priority in my life. If a friend asks me out when I need to go to the gym, or I haven't exercised that day, I have to politely decline. Dedication goes a hell of a long way. If I need to get schoolwork done, I get it done beforehand, or schedule my time so gym time and workout time doesn't get cut short. In addition, I'm no longer scared to say what I want when it comes to my body and my goals and tell people about them (like my parents, I used to be terrified to tell them I wanted to bodybuild). I set aside time for jiu jitsu, and capoeira, and the gym, because it matters, and it doesn't play second fiddle to my "life," because it is a part of my life, and it stands on equal ground.

    2) I don't eat gluten or any wheat products, and have recently cut out a lot of dairy, restricting dairy intake to once -maybe- twice a week. Gluten, inherently isn't bad for you in any sense of the word (it is for me, I've got Celiacs), but think of -all- the things that has gluten in it, i.e. cookies, cake, lots of ice cream flavors, beer, anything with white vinegar, soy sauce, breads, pastas, mayonnaise, many salad dressings, desserts on a general scale (obviously there are some that don't and I love them so....) ect... you get the idea.

    3) I had to get over my paralyzing fear of the gym. This is something that still grips me, and sends me into micro-panic attacks whenever I walk into a gym. Every single time, especially at peak times, when all the ridiculously hot guys and women are walking around like they were freakin' born that way, I always look around, and I'm forced to compare myself to them. In my situation, I don't have those perfect pecs, or those awesome arms, or the crazy cut abs, or the definition that could cut glass, so I always come out the inferior in those comparing matches.

    This, I think, is something that -every- single person who walks into a gym goes through, hot or not, however, I was scared to death of it, and, being naturally shy, it scared me shitless. I still have an extremely hard time going to the gym in general, but I go on almost a daily basis. I know what needs to be done, I don't make excuses, and when I get into those situations, I power through by sheer force of will, to maybe not ignore those Adonis-like figurines blessing me with their presence, but realize that they're usually pretty awesome people too, and ask them for spots if I can without being rude, and even go so far as to talk to that 60 year old gym rat guy who clearly is there for social purposes between sets. Doing things like that and forcing myself to stand my ground and keep giving it my all makes all the difference in the end. Granted, I still go home, sometimes, and lament my clear 'inferiority' to those statuesque, perfect specimens, but at the same time, I hold true to the hope that someday, I'll be there, and I just got in a fuckin' awesome workout that I tried my best in that got me one step closer to being there too.

    4) My degree helps a lot. I learn and study and train and constantly seek new answers with my degree in progress. Academically, I'm focusing on sports training and conditioning.

    Now, in the end, this is all coming from someone who literally wasn't ever given much of a chance. Before about a year ago, if I lifted weights or exercised, my muscles would tear themselves apart without any chance of repair due to medical issues. On the same issues, my body lacked the chemicals responsible that directly regulate and allow the process of lipolysis (The burning of fat) to happen. as well as my metabolism practically being slowed to a crawl and working at about 1/4 of what should be its capacity.

    This is coming from someone who's wanted to bodybuild his entire life, but wasn't given the chance until just a few months before turning 21, and when the medical issues started to get taken care of. I still have the medical stuff, and it's still in the process of being fixed, but what it boils down to, honestly, I believe, are five incredibly important factors.

    -Listen to your body, and learn to recognize when something's not right.
    -Eat in a way that reflects the results that you want to see.
    -Dedicate yourself to the dream that you hold for yourself. Train like a beast, and train with all your being.
    -Know that building your body and realizing that dream that you hold is just as much of a mental game as it is a physical one.
    -Believe that, even though you aren't there now, someday, you will be, and every day, reaffirm that belief in your very core, be it your heart, your soul, or your mind.

    Like I said, I know that I'm not there yet, and I've got a long way to go, but I do believe everything that I've said here, despite it's tendency toward being long-winded, will help me, and hopefully others, into achieving their goal, whatever that may be.
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    Dec 17, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    haha, but then... what do I know? I'm just a silly kid...
  • pelotudo87

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    Dec 17, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    Snowlost_Rex saidhaha, but then... what do I know? I'm just a silly kid...


    Good advice above...and don't be so hard on yrself--your pics show yre definately coming along! Keep it up!
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    Dec 17, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    in terms of actual supplements, though. I find that I do drink a lot of caffeine (I drink spikes way too often... started recently gettin' some bad symptoms from it), and take creatine and NO2. That's just me though.
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    Dec 17, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidIf there was a magic pill, wouldn't every overweight person be gobbling them down ?

    Losing wieght = burning more calories than you take in = exercise.


    It doesn't even have to be magic...all it needs is a clever marketing strategy and an endorsement from a celebrity who lost 40lbs after taking up meth icon_neutral.gif

    The weightloss industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, you would think more people would figure out they just need to put the fork down
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    Dec 17, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    Snowlost_Rex saidhaha, but then... what do I know? I'm just a silly kid...


    Actually, I'd say you're pretty inspiring.
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    Dec 17, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    I really like Ripped Fuel, back when it had ephedrine in it. I don't think the ephedrine directly attributed to fat loss. But it definitely gave me enough energy to power through my workouts and burn calories.

    These days, I just drink a Red Bull or a cup of coffee (or green tea) before my workouts. A lot of the "fat burner" supplements on the market these days are junk. Save your money and don't buy them. Make coffee at home instead. It's less than 10 cents a cup.
  • westguy79

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    Dec 17, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    I was taking Lypo-x. I always felt fine during the day but then at night, right before i would fall asleep, I would jerk myself awake. (meaning I would have a small spasm that kept me awake). There was also a recent recall of the product because it was linked to cause liver damage.

    I drink a lot of green tea and a good amount of coffee in the morning.
    I take creatine too, but don't load, as it is also hard on your liver.

    That being said, I don't think you (cthedj) need to take anything....You look great as you are!
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    Dec 17, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    jimbobthedevil said
    Snowlost_Rex saidhaha, but then... what do I know? I'm just a silly kid...


    Actually, I'd say you're pretty inspiring.


    Haha, thanks man, I appreciate that a lot.
  • Webster666

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    Dec 17, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    Cut out all soda pop. That's the worst offender.
    Don't eat anything from a vending machine.
    Stay away from Mexican food.
    Don't buy prepared meals from the frozen foods section of your super market.

    Get some kind of exercise, even if it's just a brisk (I said brisk) walk for 30 minutes a day.
    Get in the habit of walking very fast, every time you're walking down the sidewalk. Pretend you're in a hurry to get there.
    The best exercise for great results is working out with weights.
    Use relatively low weight, and a high number of repetitions, so that you are breathing fast.
    Rest only long enough to catch your breath, then do the next set.
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    Dec 18, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    Snowlost_Rex saidhaha, but then... what do I know? I'm just a silly kid...


    Stay focused. Don't let the haters and your internal fear / low esteem get you.

    Plan, execute, achieve, step to the next level, repeat.
  • 1man

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    Dec 18, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    The only products that worked contained ephedrea, and they are no longer on the market. icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 18, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    1man saidThe only products that worked contained ephedrea, and they are no longer on the market. icon_cry.gif
    Dude at one point I was addicted to xenodrin or whatever it was. I got so thin I weighed 150 pound and was a size 29. I was disgusting. Now im 190 and 33-34 waist. I stopped when I kept feeling my heart skip beats at night!