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#561 sxcT

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    Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

    This looks like a good one.  Great job!!

     

    I currently don't have one to share since I am recovering from foot surgery.  But I have tons of workouts saved and I can post a few later but honestly there are a million different routines you can do - who is to say what might work for a specific individual.  There are upper/lower splits, like the one listed below, 3 day full body splits, push/pull splits, circuit training, home workouts and so much more.  You have to find something that fits with your schedule and your motivation level. 

     

    The most important thing is to hit the weights and get off the cardio machines.  If you lift weights and reduce the amount of rest period you can easily turn your routine into a circuit-like training session and get your fix of cardio. 
     

    Originally Posted by richarsd 


     

    I don't mind telling you mine. I alternate between lower body/abs and upper body. I do each twice a week, so 4 days altogether plus a 5th day of cardio. Now, the biggest adjustment for me was doing less cardio (I used to do 5 days a week of intense cardio and light weights) - but contrary to popular belief, your metabolism drops to regular levels within a couple of hours of cardio. However, with weight training, your metabolism stays raised for several hours, which means you burn fat for longer.

     

    So for lower body, I do (3 sets of each, up to 12 reps):

    - squats (with a barbell...start with just the bar initially depending on what you can handle)

    - deadlifts

    - lunges (24 or 12 per leg)

    - pull-throughs or horizontal leg curls for hamstrings (there are lots of variations for this...find any machine that works your hamstrings)

    - v-sits with a 10 lb medicine ball

    - crunch

    - reverse crunch

     

    Upper body (3 sets, up to 12 reps):

    - DB (dumb bell) pull over

    - DB flat bench press

    - DB one-arm row

    - DB seated shoulder press

    - EZ bar upright row

    - EZ bar flat tricep extension

    - EZ bar bicep curls

     

    You can go to Youtube for demonstrations of just about all of these exercises and others if you need easier/harder variations. Enjoy :)


     





    #562 Cherazi

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      Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:21 AM

      Really? All that cheese???
       

      Originally Posted by choeft201 


      Fondue!
       

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Cherazi 

      I am looking for creative ideas to celebrate Valentine's day without cheating on the diet or breaking the budget. Hmmm ...


       




      #563 choeft201

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        Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:55 PM

        You can get light cheese and dip veggies.....it's fun


        Puerto Vallarta...June 18th, 2011

        #564 NEMMERZ

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          Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:18 PM


           

          Originally Posted by sxcT 

          This looks like a good one.  Great job!!

           

          I currently don't have one to share since I am recovering from foot surgery.  But I have tons of workouts saved and I can post a few later but honestly there are a million different routines you can do - who is to say what might work for a specific individual.  There are upper/lower splits, like the one listed below, 3 day full body splits, push/pull splits, circuit training, home workouts and so much more.  You have to find something that fits with your schedule and your motivation level. 

           

          The most important thing is to hit the weights and get off the cardio machines.  If you lift weights and reduce the amount of rest period you can easily turn your routine into a circuit-like training session and get your fix of cardio. 
           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by richarsd 


           

          I don't mind telling you mine. I alternate between lower body/abs and upper body. I do each twice a week, so 4 days altogether plus a 5th day of cardio. Now, the biggest adjustment for me was doing less cardio (I used to do 5 days a week of intense cardio and light weights) - but contrary to popular belief, your metabolism drops to regular levels within a couple of hours of cardio. However, with weight training, your metabolism stays raised for several hours, which means you burn fat for longer.

           

          So for lower body, I do (3 sets of each, up to 12 reps):

          - squats (with a barbell...start with just the bar initially depending on what you can handle)

          - deadlifts

          - lunges (24 or 12 per leg)

          - pull-throughs or horizontal leg curls for hamstrings (there are lots of variations for this...find any machine that works your hamstrings)

          - v-sits with a 10 lb medicine ball

          - crunch

          - reverse crunch

           

          Upper body (3 sets, up to 12 reps):

          - DB (dumb bell) pull over

          - DB flat bench press

          - DB one-arm row

          - DB seated shoulder press

          - EZ bar upright row

          - EZ bar flat tricep extension

          - EZ bar bicep curls

           

          You can go to Youtube for demonstrations of just about all of these exercises and others if you need easier/harder variations. Enjoy :)


           


           


          I have been trying different things.

           

          My FI is awesome, he pretty much agrees with what you say..........he says he goes lighter with me since i never did weight training before he says he didnt wanna scare me away and ease me into it. ( u would have to know my personality...LOL)

           

          I am still doing 5 days a week at gym and I do cardio and weights everyday I go.

           

          Of course we target one or two body parts a day.

           

          example tri and bi's one day

           

          chest one day

           

          Back one day, legs one day......and what am I missing???

           

          OH, shoulders one day.

           

          And we always do ABS....

           

          I got the BodyBugg and I love it.......I cant believe how many calories I burn in my sleep......about 500 aprox.

           

          I was eating 1500 -1200 calories a day.

           

          In the past two day with my exercise it says it am at a 1000 calorie deficit for the day...........I KNOW there is much room for error, but they say its 90% accurate, its me who prob. over or under est. my calories, but i am trying.....

           

          I dont mean to be at a 1000 deficit.................but i dont wanna eat more than 1500 and i dont wanna work out less.......

           

          HHmmm, such a balancing ACT.....

           

          I truly believe if i HAD more to lose it may be a lil easy...........but shaving off 15 unwanted pounds seems sooooooooooooo tough!!!!!

           

          Any suggestions???

           

           



          #565 shelbykirts

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            Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:01 PM

            Count me in to. What would be the best way of going to lose weight. Please let me know if anyone has done a diet and it worked. i have 5 mos and need to lose 40



            #566 Nan

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              Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:33 AM

              Richarsd and sxc:

               

              Monday morning.... I´m pumping that iron then!!!! and I´ll keep you posted! TXS


              Nan and Erik forever!!!

              #567 kiwibride

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                Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:21 PM

                8 Weeks today until my wedding day!  I went to the gym on saturday did 45mins of interval training on my treadmill yesterday and just got home from the gym!  3 days in a row need to keep it up for the next 8 weeks!!  Need to drop another 10-16 pounds!!



                #568 NEMMERZ

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                  Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:21 PM

                  BodyBugg has been telling me that 45 min. on a treadmill equals about 250-275 calories and that is running half the time at 5.0 speed and 1.0 incline.

                   

                  It takes me 50 min of half running and half fast walking to get to 300 calorie burn.

                   

                  I am on day four of keeping my calorie deficit at atleast 500 per day.

                   

                  And running more at gym and lifting heavier.......

                   

                  I will let you know Wed. morning when I weight and measure myself if this damn thing is CORRECT.

                   

                  PPL keep saying calories IN calories OUT.........i eat clean calories......I will let ya know !!



                  #569 NEMMERZ

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                    Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:23 PM



                    Originally Posted by kiwibride 

                    8 Weeks today until my wedding day!  I went to the gym on saturday did 45mins of interval training on my treadmill yesterday and just got home from the gym!  3 days in a row need to keep it up for the next 8 weeks!!  Need to drop another 10-16 pounds!!



                    KIWI

                     

                    im sorry i am confused.........your wedding day says 11-4-11......but you say your wedding day is in 8 weeks......Is that correct?

                     

                    Just wondering if the 11-4 was a misprint is all??

                     

                    Jus keeping an eye out......i certainly dont mean to offend you in any way........just noticed..



                    #570 clgriffi7

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                      Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:59 PM


                      A lot of other countries do day-month-year, so 11 April 2011.  My company is international so they would make us write that date as 11Apr11 so there would be no confusion between countries.
                       

                      Originally Posted by NEMMERZ 

                      KIWI

                       

                      im sorry i am confused.........your wedding day says 11-4-11......but you say your wedding day is in 8 weeks......Is that correct?

                       

                      Just wondering if the 11-4 was a misprint is all??

                       

                      Jus keeping an eye out......i certainly dont mean to offend you in any way........just noticed..






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