Will flexibility training with some cardio help me lose the overweight?

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    Oct 30, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    Hi there guys! I've practiced Tae Kwon Do for over 7 years, for those of you who have never heard about it it is South Korea's offical Martial Art. It's been an Olympic sport for over a decade and it's the hotest martial art right now. Why? because you can kick some ass really well!, and by kicking I really mean it, because unlike Karate, Tae Kwon Do is all bout kicking.

    Anyway, about the topic I posted. I always lose weight, gain weight! And it is a never ending fight against fat!. I don't eat fat, but I love bread and mexican traditional sweet bread, which is kind of like donuts and stuff icon_eek.gif.

    The thing is that I am tired of it, and I want to change that for good! I've been close to becoming part of regional Tae Kwon Do clubs to participate in tournaments and stuff, but if one thing you need in martial arts is either to be extremly flexible and fast, or at least really strong.

    Tae Kwon Do is all about flexibilty and strength, so cardio is important here too, but flexibility is number one. Unlike some other guys who train let's say soccer or football I have way stronger legs and fit lets rather than strong and fit arms icon_eek.gif .

    So please help me! I really need your help! Any tips you can give me for flexibilty and to get stronger arms and a nicer body are welcome! I want to be healthy and hot at the same time. My overweight is over 8 kilograms, which I do not know how many pounds are, I'm not that good at math icon_sad.gif .

    Thanks for reading and I hope I get some tips from you!
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    Nov 12, 2007 6:39 PM GMT

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    Nov 13, 2007 4:44 PM GMT
    Good luck in losing weight, I'm working on that myself.

    Beware of "Pan Dulce" (that mexican sweet bread)! I grew up on it in southern california and never new how bad it can be for you. Other than the obvious that its a lot of raw white bread flour carbs (the bad carbs, not the good carbs) and its loaded with bad sugars, they also usually throw in lard and/or Mazeteca. All around it may be one of the primary sourses of obesity for the hispanic community. The refried beans, corn totillas and cornstarch loaded sodas and "juices" probably don't help either. So in order to lose wieght, no more pan dulce!
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:23 PM GMT
    I've fluctuated in weight most of my life...the only way not to fluctuate is instead of dieting find a diet that you can live with replacing some of the bad carbs with something more healthy like fruits and vegetables. Drinking plenty of water so you don't let your brain fool you into thinking you're hungry is essential plus you'll feel full so you'll be less likely to indulge. Save the Sweet breads and white flours for one day out of the week.