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2012's P90x or whatever you are doing

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by padre31, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Things have gotten just brutal now, 1 week before college starts so I'm doing my own two a days

    15 miles per day, split into a afternoon and evening ride until Saturday.
     
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    I loved that program. I was doing two-a-days with it (lifting at lunch and insanity before dinner). Was great. But, (I forget when you switch) the second part of the program was boring a repetitive. I skipped the Yoga/Stretch days for runs. Overall, if you keep with, you'll get results. It's amazing to see your times changing and the before/after pictures! Even if you don't make it through the entire program, it will increase your want to stay active. I've gained 5lbs since I quit last summer and I can bench 225 instead of ~190 last year.

    Goodluck!
     
  3. bberg

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    A. What school? B. Can I look at your Excel Sheet? I was going to make one myself, but I'd like to see what works!
     
  4. padre31

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    Community college on the other side of town

    Relatively simple Open Office spread sheet, just put

    Date weight Day in three columns and enter the data as you weigh yourself.

    Then highlight the column with the weights and click the graphics/graphing function and voila!
     
  5. padre31

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    From the live and learn dept:

    Found this stuff called "Dieters Tea", I enjoy iced tea so thought..why not?

    Uhm, it is LOADED with Senna, did not know what senna really was...think Finch's bathroom scene from the first American Pie film..oopsies...:lol:
     
  6. bberg

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    ahh. i thought it was more detailed. ie. something with a workout log etc.
     
  7. padre31

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    No need for one, I know I bike about 10 miles per day just in the course of life.
     
  8. bberg

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    I was thinking of weight lifting/cardio/times rather than just exercising.
     
  9. padre31

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    Well, for me those won't do any good as I do 2-3 sets, Traps/Tris/Bi's/Chest until failure, the number of reps doesn't come into play as I'm overloading the muscle and that takes as long as it takes.

    As for the bike, keep in mind I live up in the mtns, which means basically walking 2 miles worth of hills everyday, twice a day, plus the bike riding, it is rather tough.

    Fun going down, challenging coming back up.
     
  10. 2k5

    2k5 I miss Ted Ginn Jr.

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    Just got through phase 1 of p90x. Can definitely see and feel results. Tough to do it every day, but worth it. I also run about 3-4 miles each day too. Ran 4 at 7:20 per mile yesterday.
     
  11. padre31

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    Did hit my target of 195, stuck at 197.4

    BUT all of that bike training is paying off, 20 minute ride to school, 25 minute ride home with no problem.

    Weight room is not open..yet..but with College kicking back up I'll be consuming far far less alcohol coupled with the additional bike riding should do the trick, will be interesting to see where I plateau as I've been 197 for a week now.
     
  12. padre31

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    Still at that plateau, but:

    -Weight Room finally opened and able to use a Dr's office scale to confirm what my home scale was telling me
    -all of that cycling and yesterday was Bataan like, probably 20 miles altogether up and down mtn's
    -first heavy lifting day in a couple of weeks..a bit sore today
     
  13. padre31

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    Down to 195, it has been slow going in the weight loss department for awhile now.

    This is one of the reasons why it is so important to know your own body, here is what has been happening to me:

    I'll limit caloric intake, severely, as in breakfast, light dinner, no lunch, maybe 800 calories probably less. The problem is my body is not going with the program and will let me know by cramping up.

    Basically forcing food intake, that relieves the cramping but runs counter to my goals
     
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    Legs are just shot atm, 4 trips for a total of 20 miles with 4 legs a full mile up a 18% grade.

    Love biking in the fall though.
     
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    A nice ride up the mtn side, w/40 pd pack

    At this point, probably open cans of tuna w/my thighs....:lol:
     
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    Night ride tonight, 8 mile rd trip with mtns on both ends.
     
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    If you really want to drop fat, especially at the hard point you're at, you need to up your meal count to 5,6 or 7 times a day, and just eat the 7 foods that work.

    Chicken breast, tuna, sweet potato, brown rice, bananas, egg whites, oatmeal. Maybe throw in a low fat pro shake for post workouts. You will lose the fat and then some, if you can handle it. If you're worried about mercury, get sardines in water instead of tuna, or wild caught salmon.



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  18. padre31

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    Not so much for me Sethdaddy, what I've found is eating less often but higher quality really juices up my metabolism and the weight drops off.

    Typical day for now, compared to when I posted that is around 1200 calories or so and I believe I'm down to 190 or so.
     
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    Wow, good for you man. How far do you want to drop?

    And quantity, times a day, if you eat very clean you should yield results either way. Food quality is EVERYTHING.
     
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    185 or so, lightest I've been in my adult life was 175 but felt a bit to light at that weight.

    Doubled up on the night ride as I got to the store and left, was almost home and forgot to pick something up..so another 3 miles up hill, one way.

    The one thing I do semi miss is chips and doritos but otherwise i'm fine.
     
  21. padre31

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    Isaiah:

    "Can the clay tell the potter you don't know what you are doing?"

    Down the mtn side I go, late late, but...feeling it..5 miles up and down the mtn..hehehhe
     
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    Well now..34' degrees, 23 with wind chill mtn side to climb up

    What a rush!
     
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  23. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    had my first serious accident on a bike, walking uphill and the wheel turned inwards. I slipped and drove my knee directly into the black top, took 4 days to recover.

    My knee was killing me.
     
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    Could've been worse. You won't lose any momentum with just 4 days off.
     
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    Bro, I'm just glad I did not mess my knee up.
     
  26. DePhinistr8

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    Glad to hear the knee is ok Pads...

    I just finished Beachbody's Body Beast program. It's an at home program for gaining muscle mass. Gaining size is always a challenge for me since I'm an ectomorph. I was able to gain 9 lbs of muscle on it...can't wait for round 2.
     
  27. FasanoPaisano

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    Check out Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program, and don't skimp on the high intensity conditioning component
     
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  28. DePhinistr8

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    Hey Aqua,
    Are you going to be working out at home or at the gym? If you're going to the gym, you can use google and find a good 5x5 program, or like Paisano said a 5/3/1. I workout from home and just completed a program called Body Beast and I gained 9 lbs of muscle. The only issue there is you gotta have the gear at home.
    If you're like me (naturally skinny guy - ectomorph) you gotta eat, eat, and eat to gain muscle. I was eating 3500 calories a day. For my next round of Body Beast I'll be going up to 4000 a day. You don't want to eat garbage though, try to keep it as clean as possible. When I'm trying to put on mass I go for 50% carbs, 25% protein, 25 fats. At 25% protein you still get plenty for muscle growth, so say you're eating 3500 calories per day you're going to get about 218 grams of protein/day.
     
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    Splitting it up like that is a good idea. I know what you mean about finding time to eat like that. I eat like 7 times a day, or pretty much every 2 hours. If you can, pack some good-for-you calorie dense foods like nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts). Nuts are filled with good fats and protein. I eat a lot of greek yogurt (chobani with fruit on the bottom), oatmeal, chicken, steak, veggies you can steam in the microwave, bananas, potatoes, rice, etc.

    You'll probably notice some nice muscle growth early on, regardless of eating because your body isn't used to it so it responds quickly. Gym dudes call that "newbie gains". After a while though (how long depends on the person) you'll see the gains start to taper off and the workouts will get harder, despite all the gains you've made already. That's when you need to either back off for a week or so and let your muscles recover, or increase your caloric intake.

    And if muscle growth is goal number 1, and you have a hard time eating enough food, then you might want to reduce the amount of cardio you're doing. I know it sucks because as ectomporphs cardio tends to be a strength for us, but our bodies need every calorie it can get for muscle growth and repair and cardio is going to use them all up. If you're getting plenty of food though, by all means keep with the cardio.

    Also when we sleep is when most of our muscle repair occurs. If you can, check out casein protein (I like optimum nutrition) or eat a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese (which is a good natural source of casein). This is a slow digesting protein that will supply your muscles with the necessary amino acids during sleep so you can recover strong. Rest is very important to muscle growth :)
     
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  31. DePhinistr8

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    Sounds good. Having a goal in mind (looking good w/no shirt) will help you keep it up. So many people go in with vague goals and don't stick to it because they're not sure what they're exercising for..haha

    You'll know when you plateau. Either the workouts will get harder or you physical changes will stop, or both. You can't progress forever in a linear fashion...otherwise we'd all be curling 100 lb dumbbells and benching 500 lbs :) When you feel the plateau happen, back off and rest for a week or so and when you go back to it you'll notice a much more effective workout.
     
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    Slacked off and am now paying the price:

    Think up and down the mtn, twice a day, in 35 degree weather and a chill of the mid 20's.

    That is sort of the spirit of it, nothing will stop you if you do not permit it to stop you.
     
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    Nice!

    Do love the feeling of grinding on it when everyone else is staying home.


    BTW, my "music" is foreign languages loaded on my ChiPod..can speak some Mandarin and Romanian etc

    Ni Hao?

    Buena Noapte Aqua
     
  34. DePhinistr8

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    Only 6 more days of Insanity:Asylum Vol.1 for me. I'm using this program as my cutting program. Eating ~2300 calories a day at 40% carb, 35% protein, 25% fat.
    Results have been killer so far.
    Dec.31 I'll start my next round of mass gaining with Body Beast and I'll be eating 4000 cals a day for that one.
     
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    All done!

    Now onto Body Beast next Monday (Dec. 31)..going to try to pack on some more muscle
     

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