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post #136 of 230
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By the way, is this likely to decrease, increase, or do nothing to my shoulder width?

When I trimmed down 8-10 lbs it had a dramatic reduction in my waist and a slight reduction in my shoulders. I was probably wearing my shoulders a tad bit wide in the first place, so the effect seemed exaggerated. I doubt you'll see any bothersome changes there.
post #137 of 230
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I ordered the P90x dvds. I guess we'll see shortly enough whether I can handle them.

I don't need to lose dramatic amounts of weight. I just want to be a slightly trimmer, and much more toned version of myself.

I thought this word was only used by teh wiminz and teh gheys
post #138 of 230
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
for a smart guy you are concerned with one thing that doesn't exist (toning) and another that is highly unlikely or painful even (widening your shoulder girdle). Pick up a book before you do anything.\\

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertonia

What would you call getting slimmer, with a slightly bigger and more defined muscularity?

I would think that, that word could be inserted in place of toning.
post #139 of 230
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Okay, I need help. For the past nine years, I've avoided working out and going to the gym, while essentially eating whatever the hell I felt like. Now that I'm approaching 30, I realize that I've fallen desperately out of shape. I'm not fat or overweight, but soft and prone to weight fluctuation.

Here's what I'm looking for: (1) an intense workout routine over the next couple of months that will get me into shape, which I can do from home, and (2) a long-term, lower effort routine that I can keep up relatively easily. I don't want to gain bulk, but trim down a bit and gain definition.

Another limitation: my job has incredibly unpredictable hours that tend to be very long, so I need something manageable. If I really, really push myself, I can probably do 45 minutes to an hour, five days a week.

Is this possible? If so what do you recommend? Thanks

i would love to help you out if possible. i dont do anything complex or subscribed. i just do simple things around the office, lift light weighted things when possible, do some cardio that i increased over the weeks/months. and eat sensibly cut out mainly french fries/sodas. less starches.
over 9 months ive gone from 200 to a ripped 158lbs now.
post #140 of 230
Leaning?
post #141 of 230
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
i would love to help you out if possible. i dont do anything complex or subscribed. i just do simple things around the office, lift light weighted things when possible, do some cardio that i increased over the weeks/months. and eat sensibly cut out mainly french fries/sodas. less starches.
over 9 months ive gone from 200 to a ripped 158lbs now.

Noice.
post #142 of 230
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
Noice.

thanks!
post #143 of 230
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
What would you call getting slimmer, with a slightly bigger and more defined muscularity?

I would think that, that word could be inserted in place of toning.

Men call it cutting. And it's only valid after a bulk.

"Toning" is fine for anyone who is happy to be seen on the bosu ball curling their pink 2lb dumbbells.
post #144 of 230
I think you should post a photo of yourself and a photo of the type of physique you want to attain in order for us to properly help you.

Diet, diet, diet. That's going to be the deciding factor. You really need to clean it up if you expect to shed fat, especially considering you don't sound like your going to be putting in too much effort with the excercise long term. If you eat shit you will look like shit.

I'd suggest what some others have said already. Cardio and some weight training. If you're looking to get trimmer, cardio is the way to go. And you say you want to "tone"? I'm assuming that means build a little lean muscle? Get some free weights for your apartment or do a military workout (pushup, pullup, dips, lunge/squat). Personally, I think some bullshit Billy Blanks DVD is not the way to go, but if gets you to excercise, then best of luck.

A great option would be for you too take up biking or swimming.
post #145 of 230
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Originally Posted by chakmak View Post
I think you should post a photo of yourself and a photo of the type of physique you want to attain in order for us to properly help you.
paging Mr. Sam.
post #146 of 230
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Originally Posted by chakmak View Post
I think you should post a photo of yourself and a photo of the type of physique you want to attain in order for us to properly help you.

+1 fucking million
post #147 of 230
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Originally Posted by Fuzzypuppy View Post
Men call it cutting. And it's only valid after a bulk. "Toning" is fine for anyone who is happy to be seen on the bosu ball curling their pink 2lb dumbbells.
Only valid after a bulk? Lol, what does that even mean? I've a lot of book wisdom when it comes to the English language (as in I've read a lot of novels) and you're wrong. Toning/a toned physique is used or has been used for what you are talking about.
post #148 of 230
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
Only valid after a bulk? Lol, what does that even mean? I've a lot of book wisdom when it comes to the English language (as in I've read a lot of novels) and you're wrong. Toning/a toned physique is used or has been used for what you are talking about.

Yeah, I was confused by this as well. Cutting refers to decreasing your calorie intake. It is valid if you want to loose weight, regardless of whether you are coming off a bulk or not.
post #149 of 230
OP wants to lose a bit of weight/fat, AFAIK. Only way I know that's successful is to decrease calorie intake.
post #150 of 230
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
OP wants to lose a bit of weight/fat, AFAIK. Only way I know that's successful is to decrease calorie intake.

Or increase calories burned.
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