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Getting fit/in-shape

Discussion in 'Congregation of the Masses' started by Krul, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. IcyMan28

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    -What I would do is basically what everyone else has said. Try and establish an exercise routine of 30 to 45 minutes a day, and stick to it. As far as eating is concerned, just cut back on the portions and eat more protein than carbohydrates. You NEED fat, but not Doritos and junk food, etc. Also, try not to eat as much later on in the day, since everyone's metabolic rate slows down ALOT while they sleep.

    -Cardio is key for losing weight, if that's what you're after. Otherwise, hit the gym to build muscle and keep a healthy diet. You should be fine in no time.
  2. metalScyther

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    haha, you're right, my bad, sorry for being dense

    honestly, just eat food, squat/deadlift/bench(the big 3), and rest on the most basic level will give you the best results, and once you can bench your body weight and do much more for squats and deads, cut :)
  3. Solidus

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    What I do is work out until I get completely sore, then I wait until I've regained all my energy back, and constantly repeat.

    The result of this made me quickly get bigger muscles and high stamina. It really worked.
  4. Collector

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    Push-ups, pullups, dips, chinups, jog if you don't have gym equipment.
    You can just go to your local park and everything is there.
    Calisthenics is a really good way of working out.
    It's convenient, plus you're working with your body weight; not metal weights.

    One routine I like to employ:
    Pushups
    10x
    rest for 1-2 minutes
    15x
    rest for 1-2 minutes
    20x
    ....
    until you hit your max
    then rest longer 4-5 minutes
    then work your way back down
    doing sets of 5 less each time

    Think of it this way, doing sets of this if you peak at 30, you'd have already done 170 pushups.
    Plus, it kinda warms you up and cools you down.
  5. DM

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    I really wouldn't recommend this for anyone
  6. Solidus

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    Why not? ._.
  7. Captain Falcon

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    I like to play team sport (basketball) to keep fit. It's great because there is also a social side to it as well.
  8. DM

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    He's just starting, he's going to be sore enough. Plus I really don't recommend exhausting your muscles in the way you describe, it isn't healthy.
  9. Bologo

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    I posted these in a fitness thread on smogon quite a while ago (it was a p90x thread), and they all still apply here, so I quoted that and pasted it here.

    Solidus, the principle here that goes against your exercise plan is the Principle of Progression. Like DM said, this guy is just starting out, so he needs to start out low and get progressively more active as time goes on, so that he can be active, but be healthy as well.
  10. Blln

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    Don't run, swim instead. Seriously, swimming is really 100% better for you in every way. You get less sore, it's better for you joints and bones, and you get a more overall full body cardio work out. Provided, that is, that you are at least a decent swimmer. I used to be quite out of shape, but then i started swimming competitively. Starting swimming was one of the best things I ever did, it is just about the best exercise you can get.

    If you are strictly looking to bulk up then I would just recommend doing sets of push ups and sit ups daily, and start doing bigger and bigger sets as you get stronger. Push ups and sit ups are easy, convenient, and together make a great upper body work out.
  11. WaterBomb

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    I would like to re-emphasize a couple of points I made earlier because they apply to EVERYONE and they are geared toward your safety:

    When jogging or running, try to do so on softer surfaces (grass, dirt, rubber track). Much healthier for the legs than running on pavement. Or just swim if you can.

    Work out for yourself, not someone else. If you're doing this because someone else said you should, then it's for the wrong reasons. You don't have to be thin or in good physical shape to be worth something.

    Working out should be FUN. Listen to music, sing, watch porn, do whatever the hell makes you happy while you work out.
  12. metalScyther

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    no they don't

    doing sets of push ups and sit ups are NOTHING compared to free weights

    and are not a "great upper body work out" by any means

    there is never a scenario where you would prefer push ups or sit ups to any kind of weight training
  13. chaos 9

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    Try to beat your mile time when possible. This is a good distance and it is *somwhat* challenging while still keeping you fit. It is also good motivation. You're not just running, you're running for a goal time. Also, run with a friend who is a little faster than you and try to beat them. Works for me even though I'm like uber skinny. Mile time down to 6:13 for me at 13 so yeah its fun.
  14. Metallic

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    I would suggest running (preferably on grass/dirt). Try varying the distances a little bit, like doing 2 miles one day and 5 miles the next day. It is also good to do wind sprints after you finish. Don't forget to stretch. It really helps.

    Working out is great, too. When you start out, use light weights and do more reps. Work your way up to heavier weights.

    I can't give much dietary advice, as I don't eat so well myself. I'm thin (5'10", 128 lbs), so I don't really limit what I eat. Try not to eat a lot of fast food, obviously.

    In the end, though, motivation is what's going to help you most. Set a schedule in advance and keep with it. The days that you least want to work out/run/swim/whatever are the most important.

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