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No idea but do you need all those supplements? Most say only Vitamin D and Fish oil are essential. And if you get enough sun and eat enough fish they're not necessary.

post #56867 of 57263
im a bit fat, and also lazy. Is there a consensus (or research) on what type of cardio that would make me drop weight most efficiently (i.e., kcal/minute or whatever). In summary, I dont want to do cardio, but i should be a bit slimmer. For the gym im doing a brosplit focusing on compound moves.

Hilfe
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Originally Posted by Superb0bo View Post

im a bit fat, and also lazy. Is there a consensus (or research) on what type of cardio that would make me drop weight most efficiently (i.e., kcal/minute or whatever). In summary, I dont want to do cardio, but i should be a bit slimmer. For the gym im doing a brosplit focusing on compound moves.

Hilfe

Just walk more, everywhere. Get 10k+ steps a day. Otherwise do the elliptical and watch TV - can't get easier than that.
post #56869 of 57263
^^ thanks. I do walk everywhere, but live very close to work where I sit in front of a computer 10 + hours a day. Elliptical, would you do longer (please say no) or short high intensity sessions?
post #56870 of 57263

Bang for buck time-wise: HIIT. You can do sprints, stairs, or bodyweight / weighted exercise circuits in the style of Tabatas. It's all the same, really.

 

Diet is still the most important for dropping fat.

post #56871 of 57263
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No idea but do you need all those supplements? Most say only Vitamin D and Fish oil are essential. And if you get enough sun and eat enough fish they're not necessary.

Yeah, for me (and maybe everyone), fish oil, Vitamin D and Magnesium are essential.

I've taken fast-release Niacin to boost hdl, and overall circulatory health...

And then there's a few things that boost nitric oxide I've really come to like: Citruline primarily, but then (in this order) cayenne pepper caps, Garden Veggies vegetable caps, and coq10. Found these looking for ways to keep blood pressure low, but found they're really good for enhancing sex, especially if you already have normal functioning, which makes them hard to quit.

Combined with a multivitamin and random other things, it gets to be a bit much, especially when traveling.
post #56872 of 57263
Fat loss is different for everyone. I don't lose weight unless I do cardio, but when I do cardio I lose way more than the calories I burn.

I have a bike on rollers.... definitely helps, but even with my laptop still sucks. But it beats running or w/e and I can ride to a target with an HR monitor.
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Here's a weird one you might know:

I assume many of you take a lot of supplements -- fish oil, magnesium, CoQ10, etc. -- which can be quite bulky when traveling. Ziploc bags full of pills would make things a lot easier, but does anyone know if this would make things difficult or scary for international travel?
For international flights, I take all pills in original bottles. I've had enhanced searches more times than a few and in each case every pill bottle and its contents was questioned. I only travel with carry on luggage, none is checked, however I only carry pill bottles for international flights, not domestic. Based on my past experience I wouldn't dare risk traveling internationally without original bottles
post #56874 of 57263
Oh shit...

Well thanks, that's good to know. I'll probably just skip that entirely, then...
post #56875 of 57263
I travel quite a bit and bring protein to business trips and protein + supps sometimes for vacation. Pills only in original containers, protein only in original bag which is unopened. Everything else would be stretching your luck with TSA, etc. too much. If it's a one week trip, I wouldn't bother with supps and only bring protein if I plan to train at least 3 times in that week.

Another thing is to check laws before traveling somewhere. I'm not sure what happens if you'd bring e.g. Yohimbe and Ephedrin to the European Union (where it's prescription only). Might even get you fined on top of the annoying search & questioning.
post #56876 of 57263
Yea I am mulling this over for our trip to Europe for 3 weeks. I would really love to bring my True Nutrition stuff there but if I have to just grab some ON crap in London so be it. Other thing I'm gonna have to get out there is fiber... I did some math; wifey and I burn through 560g of it a week. With all the indulgent gluttony we have planned we might need to up the dose out there.
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Yea I am mulling this over for our trip to Europe for 3 weeks. I would really love to bring my True Nutrition stuff there but if I have to just grab some ON crap in London so be it. Other thing I'm gonna have to get out there is fiber... I did some math; wifey and I burn through 560g of it a week. With all the indulgent gluttony we have planned we might need to up the dose out there.

Can you not hit your macros approximately by just eating out? Maybe swap some carbs and protein for fat and focus on hitting your total calorie target instead. Its not really that hard, no? With a lighter lunch, some meat for dinner and a bunch of greek yoghurt (or whatever high protein substitute you find in grocery stores) you are not gonna be far off.
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I just watched "Fittest on Earth." It's the crossfit documentary on Netflix.

I think the competition challenges are bullshit and the games can't be taken seriously. So many of the games come down to technique rather than being the fittest on earth. For example, they revealed that one of the challenges would be the peg board climb right before the competitors had to complete it. That means no one knew to prepare for that specific competition and despite their physical fitness, the competitors who had rock climbing experience most likely performed the best. Same with lifting the sandbags over the wall, and the "pig" which was flipping this heavy rectangular box across the field. When the competitors did those challenges the people who performed well did so because they had some special trick to lift the sandbags or flip the pig. That's why they seemed to win, not necessarily because they were more fit.

All this makes spectating fun, but if you're going to create a game to find the fittest person on earth you can't throw competitors into all these goofy challenges they have not prepared for. With that in mind I'd seriously argue that Ultimate Ninja Warrior would be a more legitimate way to find the fittest person on earth. They do goofy challenges on that show, but at least the competitors know what to prepare for.

All the women in the documentary are insane. They are either forcing fake smiles and giggles or crying their eyes out all the time. It's creepy. All around the contestants seemed pretty shallow and uninteresting. Also, why does no one wear gloves? Everyone has calloused and bloodied hands and no one ever wears gloves.
post #56879 of 57263

I bring protein powder on all trips. Excited for vegan Select Protein from PES coming out soon.

 

Also, fuck me, front lever holds are hard. 

post #56880 of 57263
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Can you not hit your macros approximately by just eating out? Maybe swap some carbs and protein for fat and focus on hitting your total calorie target instead. Its not really that hard, no? With a lighter lunch, some meat for dinner and a bunch of greek yoghurt (or whatever high protein substitute you find in grocery stores) you are not gonna be far off.
I would rather know I'm hitting my protein and not worry about calories. Last time I went to Europe for 2 weeks I lost 10lbs I think. It's no biggie but if I can get protein over there I will.
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