Exercise advice and weight loss Page 506

  • fontgeeksogood 8 Feb 2019 18:28:21 4,648 posts
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    Some men, you just can't reach
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Feb 2019 18:28:44 4,648 posts
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    https://youtu.be/452XjnaHr1A
  • elstoof 8 Feb 2019 18:48:41 22,413 posts
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    Gosh
  • super_whiskey 9 Feb 2019 10:37:33 291 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    @super_whiskey

    IMO start by whacking everything you eat into MyFitnessPal so you know how many calories are actually in what you eat.

    Then you can work out what to cut out.

    Re: Meal ideas, my under600 calorie meals are (homemade) chicken curry/chili and brown rice, stir fry chicken with soy sauce,garlic,ginger and noodles, or fresh pasta with tomato sauce, broccoli baby corn and ham, stuff like that.

    The trick is to bulk up the meals with low calorie things like broccoli.
    Downloaded the app so I'll try and keep track of what I eat. Seeing what calories I take on will be an eye opener I think.

    Those meal ideas are really useful. Lots of stuff I'd eat and don't take that long to prepare, thank you!

    elstoof wrote:
    Itís not so much switching, itís that cutting out dairy means cutting out ice cream, chocolate, cake, biscuits, lasagne, fondue, cheese and pickle sandwiches, eclairs, pastries, etc etc etc and you indirectly end up cutting out tons of shit you hadnít planned on but will benefit from cutting
    I'll give this a go as well. Chocolate and pastries are one of my big weaknesses though!

    Dougs wrote:
    Absolutely this. Start small at first though... Binning crisps and/snacks for example. No point making changes unless they can stick.
    Picked up some ricecakes and crispbread so I'll be working my way through the supermarket selection to find something tasty.


    Thank you all for your advice. I'll see how it goes over the next few weeks!
  • Dougs 9 Feb 2019 10:56:17 87,969 posts
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    Cashews are good in moderation. Filling, hgh in the good fats, but also you don't digest them all.
  • ozthegweat 10 Feb 2019 13:09:13 2,130 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    No man can eat 50 eggs
  • Some_Goats 10 Feb 2019 19:51:52 84 posts
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    @super_whiskey

    People are different and this may not work for you but I looked at my intake and didn't cut any specific foods out, I just cut lunch from every week day.

    I have a 500-600 cal breakfast (Eggs, toast, porridge etc) then don't eat for 12 hours. Energy levels in the day are through the roof as I'm not getting that mid afternoon lunch digesting slump.

    In the evening I get through around 1200 calories of anything I want. Anything at all. My stats and activity levels mean I need 2900 a day to maintain weight, so I'm creating a 1000+cal deficit every day. I have 3000 cals on weekend days so the net effect is roughly 5000cal deficit a week.

    Some people can't hack the 12hr fast but I find it easy now. The real plus side is that you know you're guaranteed basically whatever you want to eat every night and never go to bed hungry.

    There is an alarming amount of people who will tell you that not having three meals a day is unhealthy, with absolutely no foundation in truth. For 192,000 years, homo sapiens existed as hunter gatherers, and often went without food if a hunt was unsuccessful.

    It's only the invention of agriculture in the last 8000 years that has meant we can now "make" food and therefore feed ourselves whenever we like.

    Edited by Some_Goats at 19:53:19 10-02-2019
  • thelzdking 10 Feb 2019 21:28:50 8,924 posts
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    So I thought I would try and cut down on the dairy, but then I saw the Italian cheese stall at the market and emerged with an entire smoked trappist and a big hunk of peccorino. Apparently cheese is a bigger weakness than I thought.

    Still, bought some olive oil spread and have switched to soy milk, so that's something, right?
  • Derblington 10 Feb 2019 22:59:14 31,288 posts
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    Test week this week!
  • Derblington 11 Feb 2019 10:14:49 31,288 posts
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    And I forgot my gym bag this morning... :( Fucking Mondays.
  • THFourteen 11 Feb 2019 10:30:56 50,903 posts
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    @thelzdking

    I thought BUTTER was now king.

    back up to 90kg x6,6,5 on my flat bench, hurrah.
  • Derblington 11 Feb 2019 10:40:31 31,288 posts
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    I hit 107.5 x 10 last tuesday (deload week) and it put my estimate up to 143kg.
    Won't be testing bench until wednesday now though.
  • THFourteen 11 Feb 2019 10:42:46 50,903 posts
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    107.5x10 holy mother of god :-)
  • Derblington 11 Feb 2019 10:43:58 31,288 posts
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    I think I could have hit 12 :)
  • smoothpete 11 Feb 2019 10:57:05 35,318 posts
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    Jesus. I did 90kg x 3 last week and that was fucking hard
  • Dougs 11 Feb 2019 11:06:36 87,969 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    So I thought I would try and cut down on the dairy, but then I saw the Italian cheese stall at the market and emerged with an entire smoked trappist and a big hunk of peccorino. Apparently cheese is a bigger weakness than I thought.

    Still, bought some olive oil spread and have switched to soy milk, so that's something, right?
    I would really struggle to give up dairy. I think I have a mild intolerance of cheese especially (which is devastating as I eat quite a lot of it) but I do notice a difference if I cut back. I could bin milk relatively easily - I could switch to black tea and have almond milk in my porridge. But butter....marg and other spreads are just nasty. :-/
  • elstoof 11 Feb 2019 12:28:52 22,413 posts
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    I just donít use any sort of spread and I donít really miss it
  • thenastypasty 11 Feb 2019 12:35:50 5,228 posts
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    Got my first event this coming weekend (half marathon) and when I checked my weight this morning Iím a couple of kilos over where I wanted to be. Question is if I try and strip down the extra weight would I diminish performance? Iím running better at this stage of the season weighing more than I was last year at the same stage so Iím not sure itís worth the effort.
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Feb 2019 12:43:57 24,058 posts
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    Wrong place.

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 12:48:34 11-02-2019
  • Psychotext 11 Feb 2019 12:51:51 64,463 posts
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    I wouldn't lose weight the week of an event.

    Unless the course is particularly hilly it's not going to make a massive difference anyway.
  • Dougs 11 Feb 2019 13:13:22 87,969 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    I just donít use any sort of spread and I donít really miss it
    But....what about toast with my morning cuppa at the weekend?

    (I might try EVO next time out)
  • THFourteen 11 Feb 2019 13:15:50 50,903 posts
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    Must admit I buttered my bagel for my bacon this morning.

    So good.
  • thenastypasty 11 Feb 2019 13:33:06 5,228 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I wouldn't lose weight the week of an event.

    Unless the course is particularly hilly it's not going to make a massive difference anyway.
    Thereís only a 50m elevation rise on the course so that wonít make any difference. Iím a big guy so weight is always an issue with endurance events!
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Feb 2019 14:25:48 4,648 posts
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    So, I'm pretty much fully invested in competitive erg since getting the rowing machine, to the detriment of almost any other sort of exercise. Leader boards?! Fuck yeah
  • Jono62 11 Feb 2019 14:31:41 21,689 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    So, I'm pretty much fully invested in competitive erg since getting the rowing machine, to the detriment of almost any other sort of exercise. Leader boards?! Fuck yeah
    You'll beat Rees-Mogg at rowing easily.
  • askew 11 Feb 2019 14:41:50 18,418 posts
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    thenastypasty wrote:
    Got my first event this coming weekend (half marathon) and when I checked my weight this morning Iím a couple of kilos over where I wanted to be. Question is if I try and strip down the extra weight would I diminish performance? Iím running better at this stage of the season weighing more than I was last year at the same stage so Iím not sure itís worth the effort.
    Pre- or post-poop
  • smoothpete 11 Feb 2019 15:02:54 35,318 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    So, I'm pretty much fully invested in competitive erg since getting the rowing machine, to the detriment of almost any other sort of exercise. Leader boards?! Fuck yeah
    When I was rowing a fair bit I managed to beat the 10K time of the fastest 70 year old (on a Concept 2)

    37 minutes by the way, which I expect you would easily smash

    edit - that might have been 38 minutes. It was a while ago. I seem to remember I had to keep under 1:51 per 500m which would be 37 minutes. 38 minutes would be 1:54. I would have sworn I'd done 37 mins but looking at the online league table maybe I can't have done. Let's call it 38 minutes.

    Edited by smoothpete at 15:33:55 11-02-2019
  • thenastypasty 11 Feb 2019 15:09:53 5,228 posts
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    @askew

    Good question. Pre. I need a movement.
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Feb 2019 15:34:21 4,648 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    So, I'm pretty much fully invested in competitive erg since getting the rowing machine, to the detriment of almost any other sort of exercise. Leader boards?! Fuck yeah
    When I was rowing a fair bit I managed to beat the 10K time of the fastest 70 year old (on a Concept 2)

    37 minutes by the way, which I expect you would easily smash
    10K??!! Fuck that, I'm just doing 2Ks. I'm built for power not endurance!
  • smoothpete 11 Feb 2019 15:37:48 35,318 posts
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    Give me a 2k time to beat. Not that I'm competitive or anything

    Edited by smoothpete at 15:38:26 11-02-2019
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