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O man. The 2-3 years of Boston Market half chicken lunches facepalm.gif It's all beginning to dawn on me
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read this: http://liamrosen.com/fitness.html

 

This was exceptionally helpful, thanks for posting it.

 

I also emailed the corssfit gym, the guy who runs it said that before starting classes any beginners need to attend 3 negginers sssions to ensure that their form is spot on with the 8-10 most used movements in CF. Sounded fair to me.

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This was exceptionally helpful, thanks for posting it.

I also emailed the corssfit gym, the guy who runs it said that before starting classes any beginners need to attend 3 negginers sssions to ensure that their form is spot on with the 8-10 most used movements in CF. Sounded fair to me.

Just keep in mind what you're paying for a membership at crossfit. Group classes is about the worst place to get your form up to snuff imo and from what I've seen a lot of crossfit gyms charge 150-200$ a month and for that price you can get a legit strength coach.
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I'll keep that in mind - thanks.

 

I might just start running 3 nights a week and go from there - weights seem to be a lot more expensive than I anticipated (even buying my own I'd still need a bench for a bench press).

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Buying your own equipment can definitely be more expensive than a gym membership if you're not into flipping some to offset the cost. Normal gym memberships aren't too costly though. You'll see better progress from a proper diet than running, but you should definitely lift. Don't give it up before you even try.
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How I feel after before/after 48 hours of <30g carbs:
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What are you cutting carbs for?
post #35048 of 47660
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Buying your own equipment can definitely be more expensive than a gym membership if you're not into flipping some to offset the cost. Normal gym memberships aren't too costly though. You'll see better progress from a proper diet than running, but you should definitely lift. Don't give it up before you even try.

 

I'm definitely trying to better understand diet - I eat pretty well most of the time - it's just I have a sweet tooth I need to reign in. Otherwise I pretty much only eat vegetables, fruit and meat.

 

Just feeling weird and self-conscious about the whole shebang - can't imagine walking into a gym and feeling even remotely comfortable or ready.

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www.myfitnesspal.com
Sign up there and start tracking all of your food. You don't need to change anything yet, just start logging what you eat to get a baseline. It wouldn't hurt to record your weight upon waking each morning also. After doing that for about two weeks, you'll have enough information to start form a diet plan.

Don't be self conscious (easy right? smile.gif). Honestly, no one gives a shit what you're doing, and if they do then they have their priorities all fucked up anyways. Take videos to check your form and ask questions here.

www.reddit.com/r/fitness
Hopefully don't get beheaded for posting that here, but it's really not a bad resource either.

Find a program you like and be consistent. I'm currently doing a 5x5 routine and seeing progress. It's a good routine for beginners.
http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5x5-beginner-strength-training-program/ (you don't have to read the sale pitch, just scroll way down to the table)
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Good luck Loner Matt! Hope all goes well for you and my tips is just to research on the side, I've known many who just lift without eating enough or trying to fix their mobility which will cause unsustainable 'gains' and in some case danger when it comes to mobility.

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Just feeling weird and self-conscious about the whole shebang - can't imagine walking into a gym and feeling even remotely comfortable or ready.

Don't sweat it, in fact I'd wager it's likely to be much less intolerable than you may think. People who hate on beginners are all huge douchebags anyways. If you're going the @fit route just make sure that these guys don't put you on some insane programming right at the start. For instance, you won't learn how to snatch or clean in 3 sessions, so it pays to be a bit wary.

and /r/fitness is okay. not a subreddit I that I frequent but it's cool.
Edited by Lagrangian - 10/3/13 at 12:49am
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What are you cutting carbs for?

I'm prepping for carb back-loading, because I had really good results with it before.
post #35053 of 47660
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I'm definitely trying to better understand diet - I eat pretty well most of the time - it's just I have a sweet tooth I need to reign in. Otherwise I pretty much only eat vegetables, fruit and meat.

Just feeling weird and self-conscious about the whole shebang - can't imagine walking into a gym and feeling even remotely comfortable or ready.
If your diet is good (and bloodwork is good) you can probably just supplement w/some whey + casein shakes and whole grain carbs

And pretty much every buff dude started out looking normal. You have a good resource here so that alone will help you see progress quickly
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That's what I am having trouble with. I pretty much don't eat red meat. I don't eat fried foods. I don't have a lot of fast foods. I usually have a bowl of Cream Of Wheat for breakfast, and then on lift days I go lift, come home and half about 1.5lb of chicken. Then I have a shake and some high carb + sugar/low fat carb snack like a PB&J sandwich, and I finish the night with something like a bowl of mashed potatoes or some pasta. I don't drink much and we go out to eat maybe 1-3 times a week tops. Granted, the last time I got my cholesterol checked was 2009 and I def had some years of bad eating since then... but lately I have been OK. Not great but not really bad. I think what did it was those years of eating boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts. Those were loaded w/fat and cholesterol.

I am just gonna fall back on unhealthy shit, eat more fish and other good cholesterol foods (nuts, high fiber shit) and monitor my cholesterol. All I can do at this point

 

 

 

Just bear in mind that there hasn't been a proven correlation between eating cholesterol and having high cholesterol.  Same with fat.  High cholesterol is sometimes/usually a symptom of something else, but it gets treated as though high cholesterol in itself is bad.  If you do what hendrix said you should be okay.

 

Also cut that "some fast food" to "no fast food," there's no reason to be eating that crap.

 

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Buying your own equipment can definitely be more expensive than a gym membership if you're not into flipping some to offset the cost. Normal gym memberships aren't too costly though. You'll see better progress from a proper diet than running, but you should definitely lift. Don't give it up before you even try.
 
I'm not sure where this is true.  A used barbell + bench + rack + plate set on CL is ~$250; my gym costs over $800 a year.  You can pretty much get by with just that.
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+ power rack. Of course you can find one for 100, or all the way up to 1000. So yea, you could do it cheaper, but gym will have way more equipment (dumbbells alone are expensive as shit for instance) and you might be settling for very cheap garbage. It's also a huge investment for someone who is unsure to just put down a couple hundred at once rather than a small monthly amount, at least to start.
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