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Re: Paul's Weight loss tips.
« Reply #90 on: Jul 07, 2008, 13:04 »
I have been following parts of your weight loss tips Paul, and have found it very helpful. Im 6" 3 and have gone from 13 1/2 stone to 12 3/4 stone in just over two weeks and hope to carry on and level out at around 12ish.  Cheers.

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Re: Paul's Weight loss tips.
« Reply #91 on: Jul 07, 2008, 17:08 »
chilled76 did you manage to stick to it, where are the 8 photos?  ;D

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« Reply #92 on: Aug 19, 2008, 15:53 »
At the moment i'm at the stage the original poster began at, trying to shift the fat to begin with.. i've been trying to focus on eating well and keeping the metabolism(sp) up.. Eat usually 4/5 smaller meals during the day.. plenty of wholemeal bread, fruit juice, tuna, fruit.. usually eat rice, chicken, fish, pasta.. trying to keep it relatively healthy (my diet before was very poor so this is a major step in itself).

I go to the gym about 3 times a week, do about 20 mins warm up on the bike, followed by about 15 minutes on a cross trainer then I do the weights with barbell curls, military presses and a few of the resistance machines targetting the quads and hamstrings.. and now i'm trying to fit in 15-20 mile rides during the day which have plenty of hills etc. I've lost about a stone in 3 weeks but I think thats the first bit falling off quickly, the rest will need a bit more work.

My main problem is core strength, what exercises could i do to build it up? I suffer from back pain because of my height so the doctor suggested building up core strength to help support my lower back etc.

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« Reply #93 on: Aug 19, 2008, 17:18 »
Jim...

I don't want to recomend too many exercises for core if you have a bad back as I am no specialist in training to recover from injury.

One thing I would say though....when the weight gets more stuborn mix it around.

Try warming up for 15 minutes, then do your weight training then hit your cardio workout after your weight training (as outlined in the original post). It makes a big difference over doing cardio first.

But to be honest if you hvae  lost a stone in under a month you are doing brilliantly and just need to stick at what you are doing. Well done and keep going.

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« Reply #94 on: Aug 19, 2008, 21:16 »
No worries Paul, i'll give the shorter warmup time a go and see how it seems! I'll have a look around and see if I can find any information on things to recover from back injuries etc.. it's not so much an injury, just that I grew too fast and my spine stretched a little.. and its taking its time to catch up.

Got to agree with what a guy said at the start, glucosamine sulphate works wonders.. especially if your joints arent used to the exercise, it can make a big difference.

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Re: Paul's Weight loss tips.
« Reply #95 on: Aug 19, 2008, 22:22 »
im 6-2 and about 19 stone and i can do the 100m in 15.5s i thought that was quite good (for a fat b'tard!)

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« Reply #96 on: Sep 29, 2008, 21:02 »
paul, you seem to know alot about fitness ect, can you answer this, im 16 about, 5 foot 4 and weight 8 stone. ive been told im like under weight ect.

firstly am i? and secondly i have the same problem as many i have a very muscley stomach wich makes it stick out a little but then a layer of fat whats the best way to get red of it baring in mind i cant run or do much exorcise at the moment as i have a broken sholder with plates put in it a few weeks ago. is it just a case of better diet?


also this may sound a little gay but my pecks are perfect no fat on so i want to get the fat off my tummy to mach and so i look meater and better ect but one seems to be bigger at the bottom than the top and tho other seems to be bigger at the top than the bottom haha is there like ways of lifting weights to make the top half bigger than and ways to lift to make the bottom half bigger or is it just a case of one i have done alot of work on and the other i havent and the one i havent looks smaller ect.


also what are the best ways to make your arm muscles big ( for when  i get out of a sling as my arm muscles have disapeared with the lack or rugby, biking and exorcise ) i know high protein diet will make muscle build up quuicker if i do exorcise and weights but what ways would be best to build up bigger arm muscles and look bigger? bench press? the one arm weights(forgot what their called ::) ) or a mixture. and wich ways are best to lift it obviously if its the bench press lieing down but with normal weights is keeping your arm streight and lifting from down by your legs to sholder high best or bending your arm best or  a mixture.


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Re: Paul's Weight loss tips.
« Reply #97 on: Sep 29, 2008, 21:27 »
Quote from: Paul INITT ;
also what are the best ways to make your arm muscles big ( for when  i get out of a sling as my arm muscles have disapeared with the lack or rugby, biking and exorcise ) i know high protein diet will make muscle build up quuicker if i do exorcise and weights but what ways would be best to build up bigger arm muscles and look bigger? bench press? the one arm weights(forgot what their called ::) ) or a mixture. and wich ways are best to lift it obviously if its the bench press lieing down but with normal weights is keeping your arm streight and lifting from down by your legs to sholder high best or bending your arm best or  a mixture.

I'm not Paul, but here's my opinion.

Protein is important for building/maintaining muscle, however if you want to bulk (build muscle as quickly as possible) - calories in general are as important, if not more important than protein: your body uses calories for energy, and at a phenominal rate when seriosuly trying to build muscle, if you are on a high protein diet during your bulk, yet neglect your required amount of calories (best found in fat and carbs) - your body will actually use the protein as a substitute (for energy). So while I'm not trying to suggest protein isn't important, dont get too caught up on the oversimplified catchphrases you usually here when it comes to a diet which will build muscle - there's a far bigger picture to consider than: eat lots of protein.

And also, you have stated that you want to lose weight from your stomach, but that you also want to add size to your arms when your shoulder heals: this will be very dificult to do. To make your arms grow, you will need to eat more, if you eat more, you won't be losing weight form your stomach (especially not if, as evidence suggests, this is the spot where your body naturally gains fat the quickest). I would say to hell with the stomach, if your arms are in a sate of atrophy - look to getting them strong and healthy as soon as your physical condition will allow. You can always subsequently start to examine your diet and improve what you're eating (healthy carbs, good fats, raw veg and fruit etc etc): better yet, you could clean up your diet during your bulk, but it would make getting lots of calories in you everyday harder.


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« Reply #98 on: Sep 29, 2008, 21:54 »
As far as I can tell strafer is from a similar background to myself...heed what he's just told you, pretty much exactly what I would have replied.

I can't really make out that middle paragraph...whats bigger than the other...your pecs?

If you are asking about top and bottom of your pecs they are actually a fan shaped muscle with loads of tendon tie ins and you can get them to grow in all manner of ways. To work the upper part more incline your bench press or if doing press ups then it's the revers...raise your feet. Do the opposite to hit them lower (although don't do that you will regret it in the long run when you look like you have moobs).

If you were talking about your arms then make sure you are using a full range of movement in your curls as doing partial reps can cause them to grow slightly odd.

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« Reply #99 on: Sep 29, 2008, 21:59 »
cheers mate that helped me ill try that out and see how it goes

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« Reply #100 on: Sep 29, 2008, 22:50 »
so your back and legs are perfect already Paul INNIT?
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« Reply #101 on: Sep 30, 2008, 20:53 »
so your back and legs are perfect already Paul INNIT?

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« Reply #102 on: Sep 30, 2008, 21:10 »
lol, the forgotten muscle groups...
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« Reply #103 on: Sep 30, 2008, 21:16 »
lol, the forgotten muscle groups...

Only amongst gym newbies,....I had to laugh... I realised one day that I had gone the other way (quite a few years back before I got back into MTB'ing).

 I had concentrated so hard on not being the novice type guy in the gym who was all chest and arms  that I was walking around with a back that looked like a couple of fan shaped paving slabs were stuck under my arms and boulder shoulders sat on top.....but I had pretty skinny arms in comparison.....still havn't quite evened it out but I'm getting there.

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« Reply #104 on: Sep 30, 2008, 21:25 »
yeah i am the same, not through choice though! my back and shoulders arent too bad but my arms are rubbish! been getting there (painfully) slowly though, how are you going about it?  I find 2-3 times a week just smashing out a few supersets or pump sets works rather than destroying them less often
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