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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Distinguished Member

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    I understand you'd like to enjoy your wife's cooking, but why don't you just eat smaller portions? Cut them in half and stop drinking soda/alcohol for a while and you'll lose weight fast!
     


  2. Rudals

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    I married a Quaker, I swear.
    I haven't had a sip of alcohol since the wedding.
    No sodas.

    Eating in smaller portions is a really good advice but I am so busy with work (hence I am on here) that I usually eat really fast and just chug along with work. My wife eats cookies, cheesecakes, whatever but she's skinny as hell with no fat in the belly that I can grope.

    When I was single I was able to control what I ate but now that's just out the window and my body is [email protected]
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Quakers aren't against alcohol. Or the use of certain recreational drugs. At least, this is from my experience at Quaker Yearly Meetings. Maybe you married a Mormon or Mennonite?
     


  4. Rudals

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    She's just a pure strict Presbyterian.
    Mormons...don't even get me started on that cult that poses as a Christian denomination.
     


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    Start resistance training and tailor your nutrition around your training! You'll lose weight and then get to shop for all new clothes because nothing will fit in the shoulders and chest anymore!
     


  6. Rudals

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    I bought all my stuff when I was like 165lbs ish and I am now freaking 180 lbs ish. I can knock off the pounds pretty quick with controlled eating but I am afraid of losing muscles. The first things to go if you either skip a meal are your muscle cells because they possess the most energy. Freaking fat cells go when you have to work out for like 20 minutes plus.
     


  7. Monkeyface

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    Just make sure your macros are ok. Eat lots of protein and you should keep most of the muscle. Most weight lifters/bodybuilders a have a bulking and cutting phase. In the bulking phase they'll gain lots of muscle and some fat, and in the cutting phase they'll lose the fat and keep most of the muscle. It's a very good way of gaining muscle fast.
     
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    Let see if that works for me. I foolishly bought a GNC 5 gallon(?) protein jug. I stopped taking it after a week. I believe it is best to get protein from chicken breasts and almond milk(?), etc directly and not from protein supplements. Let me see if I can slim down without losing the little muscles that I have.
     


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    It sucks getting older/fatter lol. I weighed 180 for many years then quickly broke 200 after college then to 230 (fatty josh) Now I'm back at 210. I'm still a little chunky in my midsection and could use to loose another 10 or 15 but I'm doing ok for 6'2". All along that journey I went from a 34 waist to a 40 now I'm back at a 36-37. I can't afford to fluctuate anymore lol.

    :D the day I brought a pair of pants to the tailor to have them opened up more and she said that's it, no more, I've opened them up three times! I had to buy a 40 waist. I told myself that's it. I'm losing weight. It's amazing how cutting out alcohol has shed some of that.

    You'll be fine Rudals, eat smaller portions more often, move around more. Even at work, stand instead of sit etc. I now go walking on my lunch breaks instead of porn surfing. Definitely pack your lunches instead of buying fast food crap.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a lean fellow, but before I was really into tailored clothing, I enjoyed weightlifting. I ended up lifting too much. My favorite chest exercise was decline press on a smith machine. For about 2 months I generally was pushing 120 kilos. Turns out it was too much for my frame/tendons/bones and I messed up my left clavicle or something. Stayed about a year and a half away from the gym...but then got into tailored clothing. Now I'm terrified of gaining any sort of weight/mass and so stick to calisthenics only. Just work out at home where I have a stationary bike. Still, the apartment we're looking at in Texas looks like it has a very nice gym, so I'll probably utilize that. But I think I'll stick to low weight high repetition type stuff on pulley based machines.

    I wish I had gotten into clothing when I was bigger, but I'm generally happy with my size as is.
     
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    Agreed. Low weight high rep = Bruce Lee! I also recommend resistance bands. They work for my body that is full with old shoulder injuries. I just need to get off my ass and do these things.
     


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    Protein from food is best, but getting some help from a shake will make sure get enough. Just cut carbs and keep protein/fats high, and eat about 1500kcal a day. You'll lose fat fast. Once you're at your target fat percentage, up your intake to 3000-4000kcal (depends on your needs), and make sure you do heavy lifting at least 3-4 times a week.
    The bodybuilding.com forum has some great resources for beginners.

    One of the reasons why I won't get expensive clothing is because I'm waiting until I have some decent muscle. Once I've reached my target weight in about 3 years, I'm hoping I can maintain it and start buying MtM/bespoke.
     
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    Here's my routine:
    30 minutes of jump ropes
    Dumbbell squats with 40 lbs dumbbells (3 sets of 15 reps)
    100(?) push ups
    Curls with 40 lbs dumbbell push ups

    (And...nonstop sex)
     


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    You mean in 3 months, right?
     


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    Clags,

    I am afraid you'll be on the slim side when you come back to the States.
     


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