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I want to get a Sixpack

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by helikopter, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    Are you only having 3 meals a day?
     
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    Do you do crossfit at a gym or at home? I'd like to get into it, but all the places where I live are prohibitively expensive.
     
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    crossfit gyms are overpriced as fuck
     
  4. Metlin

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    How are you finding crossfit? I've heard lots of great things about it, but I'm not sure what the actual workouts themselves are, and I've been thinking about joining a local crossfit group. I've been very curious.
     
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    It's a mix of weight training and cardio with some novel exercises thrown in. It's a fun way to train if you get bored easily.
     
  6. Metlin

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    I did P90X very regularly, and saw some kickass results. I stopped working out regularly during the holidays, and just picked back up again.

    I was thinking of doing something different, and crossfit came up.
     
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    I go to a local Crossfit that's near my work. They are expensive and I completely understand why one wouldn't want to pay the money. I find the structure helps me and I was not getting the results I wanted at the Gold's Gym I used to go to. I pay $175 a month, but a friend of mine goes to another one near his house and they charge $125. That seems to be the range nationally unless you live in a city like NYC, which I heard have Crossfit's that charge a lot more.

    When I first started I was going 2 to 3 times a week. Now I am averaging 4 to 5 and am seeing better results. Put on a decent amount of muscle, but still need to loose some body fat. It's my fault that I have not seen ideal results as I don't keep a strict enough diet and tend to drink on the weekends. My goal is to really focus on the diet aspect and cut out the empty calories from the booze as we approach summer.

    Crossfit can be hard on your body and personally I need to keep a 2 or 3 day on, one day off, schedule to give my body time to rest. They are also big on the Paleo diet and push it hard on gym members. My one complaint (other then cost) has been that the coaches can sometimes give you attitude that you are not committed enough unless you eat strict Paleo. That's a problem for me as I don't really believe in the diet and know that the science is just not there.

    I have seen some real transformations with guys at my gym, but like any workout you get what you put in. Most Crossfit's will let you try them out once or twice for free so it's always worth checking out.


    I have a relative who does P90X and has seen some great results. I'm not disciplined enough to work out at home like that, but if you are it's a good option. Have heard the workouts are similar to what you do in Crossfit, but don't have as many weight based routines since most people don't have the equipment at home.
     
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    Also wanted to say that it's important to keep in mind that not all Crossfit's are going to be the same. They follow the core Crossfit workouts, but a lot is dependent on the owners, coaches and crowd that goes. Some are better equipped then others too.

    They actually opened one up less then a mile from where I like and it would be $25 cheaper a month then my current gym. Tried it out, but didn't care for it as much as the one I currently go to. As it's still new, I may give it another shot in the future. For now, I decided to stick with my current one. So if you do try a Crossfit and don't like what you see it may be worth trying out a different location.
     
  9. Bonggoy

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    Proper nutrition is key to getting that six pack. Really, proper nutrition. Moderate exercise and proper nutrition.

    Play some bball regularly. Run. Ride a bike. Play with your kids. Rock climb. Any exercise but the most important thing is to eat properly.

    It's basic math actually. Consume less calorie than you use and you will get that sixpack.

    Btw, did I mention eat properly?

    ;)
     
  10. Jr Mouse

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    I would argue that three factors are key. Diet, regular exercise and genetics. Anyone with enough hard work and a good diet can get there, but some people are able to reach it, and stay that way, easier then others.
     
  11. Metlin

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    Hmm, that would be a problem for me since I'm a strict vegetarian. :)
     
  12. Nereis

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    Is it a lifestyle choice or religious in nature? It's going to be very difficult for you to keep your macros, micros and calorie count right.
     
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    Yeah, it would be impossible for you to follow that diet. I'm sure being so would be one of the few excuses for them to lay off the guilt tripping over not doing it. Just make sure you are getting your protein elsewhere.
     
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    Lifestyle choice.

    I've always been mostly vegetarian, and a while ago I went completely vegetarian and gave up on coffee, alcohol (except for the occasional glass of wine), smoking (of all kinds), and dropped a few other unhealthy habits (including most processed foods). And oh, started working out regularly (at least half hour a day). So far, I feel like a million bucks. :)

    I do consume a lot of tofu and whey, and usually track my intake on Livestrong, trying to stick to the macros. It's hard (especially since I travel a lot), but doable with some effort.
     
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    I mean, what are the basics of the crossfit diet? I try to follow the P90X diet (cycling every 30 days between 50-30-20 / 40-40-20 / 20-60-20 of protein-carb-fat). I usually try to lower the carb intake because I've hell bringing my bf below 10%, though.
     
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    It's the Paleo Diet. Easier for you to read up some on it there then having to explain it all. They don't really get into any type of diet cycles, but do strongly recommend high amounts of protein. Being a vegetarian, you would find it almost impossible to follow this kind of diet.
     
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    it's almost doable. you're just going to have to be eating a lot of beans.

    if you're ovo lacto vegetarian you can also take casein, whey and eggs
     
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    I had my body fat percentage taken on friday at the gym and its 16.7% they told me. now i wouldnt say im ripped but you can clearly see my abs, so do you really have to be under 10%? or have they calculated my percentage wrong maybe? as two of my friends have the same percentage as me yet they have very little definition?
     
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    You are supposed to limit bean intake on Paleo. Whey can be tricky too since it can have gluten in it.
     
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