Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ShortOrderCook

The Health and Fitness Thread

Recommended Posts

Tomorrow marks the day the majority go back to normality and the Christmas period is considered officially over. And as a result marks a time the majority start to think about eating better, getting fit, joining a gym and such and such. So I thought this would be a good time to get this thread running for this year and get discussion and any questions anyone wanted to ask going on the subject. The version of this thread from last year seemed to be very well received and helped a few people in various ways and that should certainly continue.

 

 

Well done to NEWM on his transformation last year by the way (don't think I commented in the last thread). A great example that other commitments shouldn't hold you back or be an excuse.

 

 

I think a lot of things in here will end up being simply repeated from last year, but ho hum that's the way it goes with this sort of thing.

 

 

So, don't be shy - are you looking to improve your health and fitness in 2014? Do you have any specific goals in mind you're looking to achieve? Do you have any idea how you intend to or how you can achieve said goals?

 

 

 

I'll start by just throwing this comment out there - The key to fat loss and the body you desire isn't to calorie count, but with hormone optimization.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, this is possibly the first time where I've faced a New Year completely out of shape, and miserable as a result.

 

I wasn't at my best at the start of last year, was still recovering from my leg but had some residual fitness left over, something like 'definition' and didn't feel that bad. But, after a year of false starts and niggly little injuries I'm pretty much on my arse. Fat like a motherfucker, zero confidence and always out of breath. And I'm fairly sure I've got a pretty serious sugar addiction.

 

I'm about 17 stone with very little in the way of muscle anymore, at least to the naked eye, and my knees make funny creaking noises. I imagine another year of the same and they'll pack in altogether.

 

The problem is, I seem to have forgotten how to exercise like someone who doesn't exercise. All year my issue has been that I'd hit the gym, hit it hard and then my body would fall apart after a couple of weeks. I forget that I'm not the guy that I used to be right now, and end up killing myself as a result. Plus, exercising like a fatty is boring as anything.

 

Anyone got any tips on getting started on fat loss but with fun, varied workouts?

 

You know, the holy grail. Surely someone's got that to hand.

Edited by d-d-d-dAz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Starting the 5-2 tomorrow. Will also be busting out the cross trainer of on the 5 days. Starting out on 10 minutes at least, and working up from that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 6'3" and about 12 and a half stone currently. I have a big frame though so I look skinny as fook. Starting doing some weights and shit just before Christmas but am going to go hard this year. I'm not sure what my goal is though really as I am new to all of this. I just want to put on muscle mass so I look better, feel stronger and stop being skinny. Due to walking every day of my life my legs are in good shape, but my upper body is little more than bone. Any basic advice for beginners on this would be welcome.

Edited by LaGoosh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tomorrow being my 21st Party means nothing is starting for the next week, however through some amazing date counting I've found out from Monday 13th January to August 1st is 200 days exactly, and my desired weight I want to get too is a round 200lbs so I'm starting the 200 to 200 challenge.

 

Amazingly you'd be surprised at how much protein you can get in when on a student budget, as well as a strict gym regime and just trying to feel healthier and more confident in my everyday being. I also want to step back into a wrestling ring this year, so getting to a weight I won't feel looks completely unrealistic and ridiculous.

 

I'm currently at around 158 (I'm using lbs as it made more fun to make a reference to how many days and all that jazz) and have a chance to gym 3 times a week on weights and cardio twice so that I can not be one of those guys with all weight and no fitness.

 

Hopefully by the end of it I'll look as fantastic as ShortOrderCook, perhaps with a little more tattoos and hair.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You want to put 42lb's of muscle on in just over 6 months?

 

That's going to go well. You'll need to get yourself on the Benoit diet, ASAP.

Edited by d-d-d-dAz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's ambitious but its hardly unachievable, I've managed over a stone in 3 months before, which would roughly put onto my target ir just close to it. As it stands before Christmas I was down to about a meal or so a day (money more than anything) and dropped from over 12 stone to 10.8 through losing a large amount of puppy fat seemingly. I've got faith in it for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm 6'3" and about 12 and a half stone currently. I have a big frame though so I look skinny as fook. Starting doing some weights and shit just before Christmas but am going to go hard this year. I'm not sure what my goal is though really as I am new to all of this. I just want to put on muscle mass so I look better, feel stronger and stop being skinny. Due to walking every day of my life my legs are in good shape, but my upper body is little more than bone. Any basic advice for beginners on this would be welcome.

 

I'm 6'3 and 10 stone. I'm not conscious about my weight, but I'd like to put on some more for sport and because I've basically stayed in the same proportion all my life. I can eat shit, eat lots, not eat much, drink lots of alcohol and nothing changes. Perhaps from the outside looking in I don't eat enough but, when I've been in the company of others, I don't feel they're eating any more than me generally. Unless they're massive or have a lot of muscle in which case they'll out-eat me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Packed in smoking and seriously cutting down on the drink over the festive period was a start. I'm 5'7 and only weigh 9 stone. I have a metabolism that incinerates calories, always been like that. Gonna start by getting back doing regular runs in the morning. I try to to exercise as much as possible without having to see the inside of a gym. I hate gyms, no idea why.

 

I don't think I really want to be bigger, just get some strength behind and pack on a bit of a weight at least. More so, just getting healthier.

Edited by WWFChilli

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to get more cut this year. I'm 5"7 and, though I'm carrying about 5 extra lbs of Christmas weight at the minute, my standard weight during 2013 tended to be between 11st2 and 11st4, which I'm happy with because from past experience carrying more than 12st at my height felt bulky and awkward. I felt like I made gains in strength and definition, particularly in my arms and shoulders, after I read Hardcore Holly's book in the summer and started incorporating a lot more supersets into my routine. Now, I'm at the point where I'm happy with my training, but need to sort the nutrition out if I want to make any further progress.

 

And this is where I could probably use advice. The last time I even flirted with a bodybuilding diet, the consensus seemed to be to aim for 4-6 small meals a day, at least 3 of which would contain a portion of carbs and a portion of protein. Is this still the idea? What sort of foods are best? For instance, I don't mind eating a chicken breast and, say, asparagus for a meal, but how can I tart it up - what sort of sauces/dressings can I use with it that aren't massively fatty?

 

Am happy to sack off the booze if it makes a significant difference, I did it for the first 3 and a half months of last year but haven't noticed a massive difference in my body since going back to drinking in moderation.

Edited by Magnum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Started another round of Insanity. Did it last year and lost loads of weight, then started P90X but got bored of it after about 6 weeks.

 

Currently about 16 stone now, at 39 years old and 6'1. Looking to shed 2 stone of bodyfat and tone up in the next 3 months, before increasing muscle mass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Started another round of Insanity. Did it last year and lost loads of weight, then started P90X but got bored of it after about 6 weeks.

What's the difference between the two? Are they as high impact on your joints as they appear?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Magnum - Yeah, eat little and often. Consuming 6 'meals' a day is a good way to go, but saying meals is misleading because that makes it sound like a big fuck off meal each time. But have at least 6 periods of the day where you're consuming something and get some good quality protein source in each time you do, preferably mixing up the source. Carbs, surround around your training, before and after. Don't be afraid to eat lots post training. Your body will be crying out for it. Even if you've trained late.

 

Don't tart your grub up with sauces. She'll be containing loads of hidden sugars and look like a whore (and act much like one - might taste good for the moment, but will do you no good in the long run and you're better off without her). The ones that don't always need a load of slap on are always better for you. If you need to make her more interesting throw some spice in there, but avoid the sauces brother.

 

If you're drinking in moderation and don't want to give it up then don't sweat that shit.

 

Of course, always remember that everybody's body is different. No two of us are the same or have the same genetic make up. No two people will react the exact same way to the same shit. There are general rules but listen to your body, get to know it (wahey) and how it reacts to different shit. Experiment. Learn. Adapt.

 

And this all just advice from my own experiences and experiences I've seen with others, do it with it as you please.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...