Need Help, What to do???

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    Dec 25, 2009 8:19 PM GMT
    Hey, Im 18, 5'6/7 and weigh about 140lbs (although maybe a little more from the ammount I have eaten this week). Annnyway. I am interested in losing a few lbs like 15-20 and Im thinking cardio is the key to buring fat (obv along with diet).

    What are some easy cardio exercise I can do other than jogging and running which im planning to start.

    Also any other weight loss tips would be great

    Thanks
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 25, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    Walk everywhere, lift some light weights, and eat cleaner. At your age, weight, and height I can't imagine you have much body fat to lose.

    Good luck with your fitness goals.


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    Dec 26, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    I have thin arms ( 5.5" wrist and a 9" bicep) and then muscular legs because i walk alot (gays and their shopping). but i store all my fat on my belly like some old man... so annoying.

    Ima try and eat better, and do some running and some other bits.

    thanks for the reply.
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    Dec 27, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    Good luck. icon_biggrin.gif


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    Dec 27, 2009 2:48 AM GMT
    You're at a healthy weight
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    Dec 27, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    Sean91 saidHey, Im 18, 5'6/7 and weigh about 140lbs (although maybe a little more from the ammount I have eaten this week). Annnyway. I am interested in losing a few lbs like 15-20 and Im thinking cardio is the key to buring fat (obv along with diet).

    What are some easy cardio exercise I can do other than jogging and running which im planning to start.

    Also any other weight loss tips would be great

    Thanks

    Here's the standard weight chart for healthy, sedentary, individuals. Athletes / Real Jocks will weigh considerably more.

    standard_weight_chart_for_men.jpg

    As you can see, you're already at the lowest weight for an inactive person of your height.

    You probably should seek a professional to understand why you want to be significantly underweight.

    Here's some reading for you, too:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_nervosa

    If I was your personal trainer, I would NOT be supportive of further weight loss.
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    Dec 27, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    I agree with Chuckie. You need to read the articles he posted.

    I am only slightly bigger than you (I'm a small framed guy and wouldn't even be my current size if I didn't constantly work out) so I am amazed that you want to LOSE weight. Jesus god, I've been trying to GAIN weight my whole life.

    If you're out of shape, that doesn't necessarily mean you need to drop pounds. It means you should, for lack of a better term, redistribute what you've got. And you do that with weights, cardio and a good healthy diet.

    Do that, and maybe, OK, if you're a small framed guy like me, you might wind up losing a FEW pounds (NOT 20!!!) yet gain a fair amount of muscle and get nice and cut.

    On the other hand, if you do it right, you can gain additional muscle, get cut and GAIN some pounds. (The best option, IMO.)

    Still, either way is better than what you're proposing now. Migod, don't even think about losing that much weight. You'll be a little twig, and probably an unhealthy one. No offense intended there -- if I did what you're considering, I'd be one too. Really -- puny doesn't look good. And it's not healthy.

    Again I suggest reading the articles in Chuckie's post and re-think your goals.
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    i think his issue is more losing fat than weight.
    Therefore gaining muscle and losing fat would be his solution it seems.
    If his biceps, triceps, chest , back muscles grow, with a proper diet
    he'll lose fat, but might gain weight and will look way hot as a bonus.

    But Sean if you really just want to be a feather twink getting blown away by a summer breeze, well , then, i just don't know. icon_eek.gif

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    Dec 28, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Nah Im not anorexic and those charts make no sense. How does it know how much fat is on my personal body? So those charts along with the bmi calculator are BS. If you are a personal trainer and use these, I wouldn't go to you in the first place.

    Im only small (5'6 as mentioned) but im quite manly shaped just smaller. I have no disire to be thin, I dont like it on others or myself. I have a bit of fat on my belly. Nothing major, just a little pudgy. I like my legs and arms and face and stuff, I just have a little fat on my belly I want to lose.

    Maybe 20 lbs was a little much, but you get the pic.

    I think I will just work out and see how it goes.

    thanks anywho
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    Dec 28, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    If you posted photos of your alleged fat, people could help more. Have you ever seen photos of actually starving people, where they're thin all over but have a bloated belly? This is what it sounds like you are describing about your physique, just to a lesser degree. Eat more, more often, lift weights, do cardio, and I'll bet you will naturally lose the belly bloat. I seriously doubt that restricting your diet would allow you to achieve your goal. I feel like I am channeling Chuckystud here, but so it goes.

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    Dec 28, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    chuckystud said...If I was your personal trainer, I would NOT be supportive of further weight loss.

    I agree with chuckystud. I taught college PE for 3 years, and a loss of 15-20 pounds as you state would be extremely unhealthy. Such an attitude suggests you are suffering from anorexia nervosa, the irrational belief that you are overweight, when you are not.

    I urge you to seek psychological counseling, lest you harm yourself with this wrongful belief that you need to lose a large amount of weight. You are not overweight, and if you don't know that, it is proof of your disorder.
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    Dec 28, 2009 1:17 AM GMT
    Sean91 saidI have thin arms ( 5.5" wrist and a 9" bicep) and then muscular legs because i walk alot (gays and their shopping). but i store all my fat on my belly like some old man... so annoying.

    Ima try and eat better, and do some running and some other bits.

    thanks for the reply.


    I don't think shop-walking counts as exercise. If you're serious about your goals, cool! Think a little bigger. Find an activity that gets your heart rate up and is fun ... and do a LOT of it. Join a team. Go to the gym and swim for a good 45 min srtaight. Stick with it. Fitness is a lifestyle.
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    ok I'm 6'1" and weight in between 186-192 and I want to start getting into a more active exercise plan that is mainly cardio based.

    what should I do?
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    chuckystud said...If I was your personal trainer, I would NOT be supportive of further weight loss.

    I agree with chuckystud. I taught college PE for 3 years, and a loss of 15-20 pounds as you state would be extremely unhealthy. Such an attitude suggests you are suffering from anorexia nervosa, the irrational belief that you are overweight, when you are not.

    I urge you to seek psychological counseling, lest you harm yourself with this wrongful belief that you need to lose a large amount of weight. You are not overweight, and if you don't know that, it is proof of your disorder.


    Thanks for the second opinion.
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    Dec 28, 2009 6:16 AM GMT
    I'm 5'6/7" and I weigh 140.
    I work out 5-6 times a week, cardio, endurance and strength training.
    On a regular basis I hear from people (usually "well rounded" people who enjoy their grub) that I'm "too thin". I agree with the previous posts that losing weight should not be your priority.
    I understand being unhappy with how you look in the mirror but don't equate that with "weight" because you're setting yourself up for a situation that will more than likely adversely impact your health.
    And unless you like guys that are into tweakers and famine, sickly is not a hot look.
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    Dec 28, 2009 7:20 AM GMT
    If you're reading this note that Sean91 said...

    "have thin arms ( 5.5" wrist and a 9" bicep) and then muscular legs because i walk alot (gays and their shopping). but i store all my fat on my belly like some old man... so annoying.

    Ima try and eat better, and do some running and some other bits.

    thanks for the reply"

    Sean, I have a 19 inch arm (your arm isn't just your bicep, but 2/3 of the mass is in your tricep). I'm 5'5". Yes, I'm bigger than you, but, understand, your arm is 10 INCHES smaller than mine. That's very, very, very small, Sean. I'm not trying to pick on you, but, you're deluded a bit here.

    The reason you are fat around your mid section is the famine syndrome, along with lack of activity. Ever look at pictures of a starving person? They get distended bellies, Sean. It's call the famine syndrome, and is why fat people struggle in diets. They don't eat, and they train their bodies (as you are likely doing) how to be slow, slow, slow, fat storing machines for the impending famine.

    If you INCREASE your activity, bring your calories UP to support that activity, lift weights, increase your lean muscle mass...you'll get leaner and weigh considerably more.

    You can't get busy, strong, and lean if you don't eat. Starvation is what is giving you that look you have. Your body goes at a crawl, storing fat for the next famine.

    Lean muscle mass (caused by resistance training) is the ONLY thing that will increase your base metabolism AS YOU GROW OLDER. The more muscle you carry, the easier it will be to stay lean.
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    Dec 28, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
    OK you guys are getting the wrong end of things here. Im not 100lbs, and im not crazily overweight. I have thin arms yes, thats because I dont work on them. Of course someone who works out alot is going to have bigger arms than me. Also my belly isnt bloaded, its stored fat, I know what fat is. You guys do not need to lecture me on eating disorders and the like as I studied science and the human body for a few years and would never be stupid enough to starve myself. It can have cause irreversable effects on your heart, bones and brain... I have no intrest in it. I eat whatever I want and whenever I want, not always the most healthy stuff and I have a pretty low active life, but I have always been a little chubby around the middle.

    Its nice that you are enough to bother to reply but you really have it wrong. Im just someone who stores fat on their belly (sometimes called an apple shaped person).

    Anorexia is the belief you are fat when you are infact painfully thin. I know my exact weight and body type (not in a deformed view either before someone starts). They eat small ammounts followed by loads of exercise. I eat large ammounts followed by no exercise... hence why I have some stored fat.

    When I said 20lbs I was writing it quick and was refering to fat, which is still to much I know. I would also like to gain some muscle. Which i still have no idea how to do, or rather how to start.

    Also for future reference, there is a PM function, and those worried about people being anorexic can use it to send info to them if they please, but do not clog threads with nonsense.

    Also I will work on a pic, to show you what I mean.

    Thanks

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    Dec 28, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Sounds like you have several issues:
    1. Denial.
    2. Laziness.
    3. Stubbornness

    It's important that everyone know about anorexia, and those posts belong in the public forum.
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    I think you are,

    1) Ignorant

    2) Arrogant

    3) Rude


    Its the 21st centry, there isnt a person alive who doesn't know about eating disorders.
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    Dec 29, 2009 9:35 AM GMT
    Part of the disorder is denial and projection.

    You solicited solid advice from experienced folks. You got it. You lashed out. This is all typical behavior of someone who is afflicted.

    You also are too lazy to have a picture, and too lazy to work out, etc.

    My points are now fully qualified. Thank you.
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    Dec 29, 2009 10:53 AM GMT
    Without pics of yourself and "real" measurements, none of us can really help you. How are we to know if you are truly fat, if we cannot see it? Many of us find it hard to believe you have a weight problem. Prove it if you seriously want our advice.

    We just get an imaginary pic in our minds, and your given height and weight are fine in that imaginary pic. There is no way I would recommend to a friend of your size to lose weight.

    What you are saying in your profile is nothing. It is completely blank. That is like calling a doctor you don't know and asking them to write you a prescription over the phone. You cannot get good advice or help that way.

    Also, do you have any underlying medical conditions? The first advice any of us gives you, is you should see your doctor to find out if there are any problems and you are cleared for physical activity. Various conditions would prevent certain types of activity.

    You have asked for advice from complete strangers. They will see you in a different light than a close friend. Strangers tend to be more blunt than people in a face to face encounter, so expect to hear things you do not want to hear. Slinging insults will not get any advice. And on the subject of friends, what do you friends say?
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidPart of the disorder is denial and projection.

    You solicited solid advice from experienced folks. You got it. You lashed out. This is all typical behavior of someone who is afflicted.

    You also are too lazy to have a picture, and too lazy to work out, etc.

    My points are now fully qualified. Thank you.


    Again you are trying to be a docter. You are so arrogant its quite amusing. Grow up. If you knew anything about eating disorders, you would know it was a mental illness. What person would listen to you, after you make rude, abrasive comments over the internet like you are god. Sadly you are not one of these exoerienced folks, and that much is clear, and god forbid anyone who is atually anorexic ever speak to you about it, as you would most likely make the problem a whole lot worse.
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:37 PM GMT
    a2jock saidWithout pics of yourself and "real" measurements, none of us can really help you. How are we to know if you are truly fat, if we cannot see it? Many of us find it hard to believe you have a weight problem. Prove it if you seriously want our advice.

    We just get an imaginary pic in our minds, and your given height and weight are fine in that imaginary pic. There is no way I would recommend to a friend of your size to lose weight.

    What you are saying in your profile is nothing. It is completely blank. That is like calling a doctor you don't know and asking them to write you a prescription over the phone. You cannot get good advice or help that way.

    Also, do you have any underlying medical conditions? The first advice any of us gives you, is you should see your doctor to find out if there are any problems and you are cleared for physical activity. Various conditions would prevent certain types of activity.

    You have asked for advice from complete strangers. They will see you in a different light than a close friend. Strangers tend to be more blunt than people in a face to face encounter, so expect to hear things you do not want to hear. Slinging insults will not get any advice. And on the subject of friends, what do you friends say?


    I made a long ass reply to this and then pushed back and it got erased and I dont have the time to write it all again ATM

    Also there is blunt, and just being a ass about things.
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    Jan 01, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    And, that, Tiny Man, is why you CONTINUE to fail.....
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    Jan 02, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    Okay this is one of two things

    Someone that doesn't know that there's 14 lbs in a stone or 2.21 lbs in a kilogram maybe?

    or a big fat....(excuse the pun) troll