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This page is here b/c people ask me alot of questions. So I will try to give
you ideas and advice. I read and research alot of different things, plus have
tried alot of different things. But basically it's like everything else...It's
all one big experiment. Something that works for me or someone else, might not
work for you and vice versa.
I owe alot of my knowledge to Men's Fitness. This is an excellent magazine. I have
tried other magazines and MF has a good mix of the
being physically fit...even with the new radical editor they just hired and
changed the whole layout of the magazine...in which if you are him reading this
then "take out the curse words"...you don't need them.
I am not responsible for what you try on your body from information
contained on my pages! Do your own research and see your doctor
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Why do I do it?
I am not a physical fitness "nut", but I do like running, cycling,
freeweights and eating somewhat right.
I got back into working out about 6 or so years ago(was in the Army). I was
away from working out for about 9 years. I got back into it because I knew I
needed it for awhile and one winter season I got the flu so bad, it took me
down for a week. I never thought I was overweight (even though I was), but
that wasn't the reason I started back.
When I started back I never weighed myself, but I am guessing I was
245lbs...with 5'11" frame that is way heavy...and now that I look back at
pictures I was a little thick...ha. I ran and did nautilus for about 6 months
before even stepping on a scale. When I first started running, I could feel
that 245 in my knees and around my belt.
I am now around 190. I run about twice a week and do free weights twice a
week. I am pretty much maintaining now.
What I do
- cardio - twice a week
- running - about 2 miles, up and down pace, try to stick around
- EFX - about 30minutes, on 10-12resistant, usually a program(mostly
- weights - twice a week - free weights (no nautilus)
- chest and tris - 2 exercises each, 3 sets, between 6-10reps, increasing
weight with each set
- back and bis - ""
- ABS - crunches, hanging crunches, exercise ball
I don't do nautilus because free weights require you to use all the little
muscles for balance and such, so you get a more balanced muscle train.
Nautilus is a very good way to either start working out, get back into
working out, or tone.
- you didn't put that weight on in 30 days so you can't expect it to come
off in 30 days
- there is no "magic" pill...it requires work and a change in lifestyle
- the faster you lose the weight...the faster it comes back...proven
studies on that
- your body is smarter than you think, when you skip a meal, then eat your
body knows it might be missing a meal so it stores stuff(fat) for future
- Don't eat after 7 o'clock - most weight gain happens at
night when you ate that big ole bowl of ice cream and sit around watching
the TV not doing anything to burn it.
- NEVER get seconds - it takes 15 to 20minutes for your
stomach to tell your brain it's full
- Don't skip breakfast - this is the most important meal
of the day, it gives your metabolism a jump start for the day. If your gonna
skip a meal, skip lunch...your probably getting McDonalds anyway.
- Eat a little all day long - eat a nutricious snack in
between meals...this keeps your metabolism up
- Exercise - do something...if it's walking for a half an
hour a day that's great!
Vitamins and Supplements
Here is a list of things that can help you to be "fit".
These are basic benefits, there are more benefits than what I have
Research them yourself on Vitaminworld
- Multi-vitamin - something to get all your daily essentials, b/c you know
your eating habits aren't perfect
- Vitamin E - helps for muscle recovering among other things
- Vitamin C - helps the immune system
- Zinc - helps the immune system
- Echinacea - helps the immune system
- Glucosamine - helps rebuild joint tissue (not replace)
- Calcium - helps the fat burning process and bones
- Fish Oil (Omega-3) - helps displace fat cells and lubricates blood
- CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) - helps the "natural" fat burning process
(not a diet pill)
- protein drinks - any SOY is fine, some have "extra" stuff in them...just
research them. here is a good one Nitro-Tech
- Weight Loss (remember there is no magic pill...you have to put a little
effort into it)
- Hydroxycut - http://www.muscletech.com/Hydroxycut.asp
- CLA (listed above) - remember this is a long term pill
- Ephedra (heres some info) - I don't think any products contain it
anymore. I had a few links, but they were all broke.
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