Exercise advice and weight loss Page 496

  • captain-Snufkin 5 Dec 2018 16:03:28 763 posts
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    I hope you learned your lesson. Never eat anything ever again.

    I think you do gain weight much easier when you're older. I ate mammoth amounts when I was a teenager and could hardly get over nine stone.
  • cowell 5 Dec 2018 16:09:48 1,626 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    I had my late-thanksgiving event on Sunday, and for dessert I ate a (not large) slice of apple pie and a (similar) slice of pecan pie, and 2 scoops of ice-cream.

    My scale weight was up for 2 days after, by over a kilo. Today it was all gone again and I'm back down to where I was previously.
    This is why they generally recommend not to weigh yourself on a daily basis, because of fluctuations like that
  • The_Goon 5 Dec 2018 17:06:05 1,123 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    I had my late-thanksgiving event on Sunday, and for dessert I ate a (not large) slice of apple pie and a (similar) slice of pecan pie, and 2 scoops of ice-cream.

    My scale weight was up for 2 days after, by over a kilo. Today it was all gone again and I'm back down to where I was previously.
    Pre or post-poo, though?
  • Derblington 5 Dec 2018 17:07:41 31,204 posts
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    I had definitely pooed at least once in 2 days.
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2018 19:09:26 64,193 posts
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    cowell wrote:
    This is why they generally recommend not to weigh yourself on a daily basis, because of fluctuations like that
    I'd argue the opposite. If you measured weekly and saw that you were up 2kg or something then you'd be fucked off for the entire week. :p

    I measure daily and just go with the rolling average. Helped teach me a long time ago that the daily numbers were irrelevant.
  • captain-Snufkin 5 Dec 2018 19:45:12 763 posts
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    That's much more logical. Why don't they teach that? Maybe because of the weight watchers convention of the weekly weigh in?
  • Psychotext 6 Dec 2018 00:39:54 64,193 posts
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    I guess there's a chance people could obsess about the daily numbers, but in my experience it really has helped to understand that the numbers fluctuate all the time.
  • ozthegweat 6 Dec 2018 08:33:49 2,092 posts
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    @captain-Snufkin Well if you have 150kg to lose, you should be losing a lot each week, and a weekly weigh-in where the scale hasn't budged could provide some extra motivation.

    That said, I believe that while the above is fine when you're starting out losing weight, you should get to know the processes of weight loss a bit better if you really care about keeping the weight off. And daily weigh-ins is a good way to understand your body better.
  • thenastypasty 7 Dec 2018 06:06:03 5,222 posts
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    I知 not even thinking about my weight at the minute. I知 eating well training loads and feel healthy...after a 3 year flare up of colitis I知 in a great place.

    I知 going to get through Xmas then start bringing my weight down slowly for my first triathlon in April.

    I知 in Berlin at the minute for the Xmas markets...I致e smuggled my running gear in the case to do the park run tomorrow...the mrs will not be happy!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2018 06:56:33 17,190 posts
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    I had my first session at kickboxing on Wednesday after a month off due to a shoulder injury. I can barely move today.
  • super_whiskey 7 Dec 2018 07:08:08 271 posts
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    Why do people insist on wearing caps to the gym? Is it a fashion thing? Are they self-conscious about their hair?
  • Derblington 7 Dec 2018 07:44:45 31,204 posts
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    8kgs down today, which is good.
    It has slowed down to 1kg a week now (which is fine), and the lifting is still feeling good.

    Not gonna hit my xmas target and it'll likely mean my March target is off too, but as long as the general direction remains it's all good.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Dec 2018 08:27:44 23,792 posts
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    super_whiskey wrote:
    Why do people insist on wearing caps to the gym? Is it a fashion thing? Are they self-conscious about their hair?
    As long as it keeps their head/hair sweat from being left on the benches I'm cool with that.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Dec 2018 08:32:11 23,792 posts
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    I have decided 2019 is the "comeback year" Going to train and eat like I was 25 again...I was in very good nick back (Gym instructor) then, fast forward 20 years and not so much now. Fury thinks he has made the greatest comeback of all time, he ain't seen nothing yet ;)

    What is strange for me to get my head around is how long I have been out of the "game" now.
    Trained full bodybuilding and super clean diet from 19-33. 33-36 slowed down massively. 36-46 I have done virtually fuck all, not trained more than 10 times in 3 years! (truthfully) and my diet is fecking awful.

    Onward and upward
  • ozthegweat 7 Dec 2018 08:55:28 2,092 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    not trained more than 10 times in 3 years! (truthfully) and my diet is fecking awful
    Today is the first day of the rest of you life and all that shit. You can do it! Here's a motivational Arnie for you:
  • Psychotext 7 Dec 2018 10:42:52 64,193 posts
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    Please make sure that you start exactly like you did at 25. One full on, all out session.

    Then please wear a microphone around the next couple of days, and put video cameras in your house... because I'd pay to see someone with DOMS of that level try to move normally. :D
  • the_milkybar_kid 7 Dec 2018 10:48:26 7,746 posts
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    Put a rail up next to your toilet after Squats, Duff. You'll need it.
  • Vortex808 7 Dec 2018 11:29:38 12,884 posts
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    He'll burn himself on the heated towel rail trying to get up.

    As an aside, After turning 40 I found that DOMS could last 3 days after overdoing it. That was quite a revelation on getting older. :-(
  • Psychotext 7 Dec 2018 11:33:02 64,193 posts
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    Yeah, I had that when I restarted recently. Thankfully my body is getting used to it again so very little in the way of DOMS.
  • The_Goon 7 Dec 2018 11:47:59 1,123 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Please make sure that you start exactly like you did at 25. One full on, all out session.

    Then please wear a microphone around the next couple of days, and put video cameras in your house... because I'd pay to see someone with DOMS of that level try to move normally. :D
    Lol! Ditto.
  • elstoof 7 Dec 2018 12:01:51 21,965 posts
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    It値l be like the time I moved house and decided the new 5k commute was too short to cycle, so ran it instead. I壇 never run before apart from a bit of football as a kid, but my engine was pretty good from cycling so I pushed through the 5k.

    I had DOMS for about 3 weeks, stress fractures my metatarsals and found out what shin splints could truly be
  • Psychotext 7 Dec 2018 12:06:29 64,193 posts
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    Jesus.
  • elstoof 7 Dec 2018 12:11:37 21,965 posts
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    It was hilarious, I couldn稚 actually lift the front of my feet while walking, I was like an old man shuffling about
  • robthehermit 7 Dec 2018 12:13:43 7,022 posts
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    Down to 15st 2lb from 17st 8lb. I am now officially overweight rather than obese \o/
  • Jono62 7 Dec 2018 12:18:24 21,380 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 Good luck. I'm not as ancient as you :p but I've recently got into running after being inactive for about 4 years with the plan of doing the Kingston half marathon in October which I did.

    I love training now and I feel much better after feeling lethargic and non-energetic for so long. Just take it easy on the first workout back.
  • Jono62 7 Dec 2018 12:19:59 21,380 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Down to 15st 2lb from 17st 8lb. I am now officially overweight rather than obese \o/
    Yay! I was 19st 11lbs when I weighed myself in August. I'm now 16st 5lbs :)
  • askew 7 Dec 2018 12:54:30 18,022 posts
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    Great work, you sexy beasts.
  • THFourteen 7 Dec 2018 13:56:40 50,252 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    robthehermit wrote:
    Down to 15st 2lb from 17st 8lb. I am now officially overweight rather than obese \o/
    Yay! I was 19st 11lbs when I weighed myself in August. I'm now 16st 5lbs :)
    Thats some fucking HUGE poos lads.

    Well done ;-)
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Dec 2018 13:59:19 23,792 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Please make sure that you start exactly like you did at 25. One full on, all out session.

    Then please wear a microphone around the next couple of days, and put video cameras in your house... because I'd pay to see someone with DOMS of that level try to move normally. :D
    :) It wasn't a good work out without DOMS, although we did not call it that back in the day.
    You have to appreciate I was training from 1989. We were doing Quads,Back,Biceps in the same day. And training for 2+hours daily. None of this pussy "pump" low weight high rep shite girlymen do now days! ; )

    Legs would be:
    Warm up, with leg extensions and curls, probably 5 sets of each, getting heavier with each set.

    Approx 5 sets of below parallel squats, with either forced at the end of negative, once warmed up.

    4 x leg press with at least one drop set.

    5 x Leg ex superset with leg curl.

    4 x SLDL to failure

    Seated calf raises and standing leg raises.


    ...then Back...
  • Vortex808 7 Dec 2018 14:04:29 12,884 posts
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    :)


    I loved doing drop sets when I used to hit the gym regularly. They can definitely bring the hurt.

    I am rarely in a gym these days, so it's mostly rowing/running/cycling with a wee bit of weights/kettlebells at home these days.

    Drop sets would likely destroy me now.
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