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Old 06-09-2013, 11:25   #51
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I must've gotten very lucky then. I lost fifty pounds in 12 weeks doing nothing but running / walking. I'm no sprinter either. It took me 52-60 minutes to do six miles. I'd run for a minute and then walk for a minute.
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Old 06-09-2013, 13:10   #52
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I must've gotten very lucky then. I lost fifty pounds in 12 weeks doing nothing but running / walking. I'm no sprinter either. It took me 52-60 minutes to do six miles. I'd run for a minute and then walk for a minute.
Were you running or jogging? Sounds like you were doing intervals.
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Old 06-09-2013, 13:14   #53
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Weight loss has to do with heart rate.
Weight loss has to do with burning more fuel (calories) than you consume.

Too many folks concentrate on weight loss rather than body composition.

They exercise to lose weight but incorporate weight lifting, which builds muscle, then wonder why they are not losing enough weight. Yet, their waist is smaller, chest is larger, they feel better and all. Still, they quit.

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:11   #54
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I agree with the large muscle group exercises two days a week and cardio two days.

Something to remember that losing weight and getting in shape come with lifestyle choices as much as the workouts themselves. Diet is the obvious thing to change but there are other much more important changes that can be made. Be ACTIVE. Wash the car by hand rather than sit in it at the car wash. Push mow the yard. Start a garden and get out every day to tend it. Bike to the store if you can. Sports are great...try a local softball or baseball team...low impact and fun. Do things by hand whenever possible and don't sit in front of a computer or video game. In other words, make it a point to be moving as much as you can during the day.

You also need to stretch or flex out. This is as important as anything else that you do to prevent injury and "feel good" at the end of the day.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:13   #55
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We've been at it for almost 8 weeks now. We are both stronger and, despite the scales not changing, I can see the physical changes and confidence in my son. He's now incline pressing 115 for reps. That's a huge improvement. He can machine row 110 for reps and pull down for 115. We began squats with the bar only this week, and we are going to attack our diet for next month. No more beer for me, and a lot less grains for us both.

I'm now incline pressing 155 (my weight) for reps, rowing 130, and pulling down 145.

We have stepped up the cardio to 10-15 minutes each time, too.

We have cut out the small movements. It's just incline press, row, pulldowns, machine crunch, overhead press and squats.

Wish us luck!

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:21   #56
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Restless, eliminate the *small* exercises like bicep curls.

Just do:

Squats
Deadlifts
Overhead press
Bench press
Pull downs or chinups.

Use the 'Starting Strength' book as a guide. For more info PM me.
Great advise here.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:41   #57
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If I could suggest one thing it would be to go 4 days a week. That way you can do 2 days of upper body and two days of lower body. This helps shorten the lifts. Also don't forget a good core workout. If you really want to get crazy throw a 5th day in with agility and full body stuff. Ex.. pull ups, box jumps, kettle bells

As you and your son get stronger I would sugest basing your lifts around 2 majors lifts each day. For example on my upper body day my 2 big lifts are hang cleans and bench. On my lower body days they are squat and dead lift.

Wish you guys luck and feel free to PM if you want a workout plan.


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