Help Mafoofan Help Himself

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by mafoofan, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. jpb

    jpb Well-Known Member

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    1. Diet: just try to cut out processed foods. If you've managed to get through your 20s without turning into a lardball you're probably not eating that much more than you need anyway.

    2. I assume you have some kind of smartphone. Download a few apps like 100 push ups, 20 pull ups, 100 squats, 100 sit ups. They will give you a program to follow for 6-8 weeks and will automatically generate logs and charts and things that appeal to the OCD.

    3. For motivation, place a bet with someone obnoxious at work that you will not be able to complete the above programs, someone who will mock you without mercy if you fail. Your average law firm is full of highly competitive people with personality disorders so you should be able to find one.

    You should be able to notice the results after a couple of months, then you can try a few sports and see if you find anything you enjoy doing.
     


  2. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    some bad advice mixed with some very pointless advice in this thread.
    Your temperature should be between 97.8 and 98.2. If it is lower you should eat more before you start. If it's higher you can start. If it's too high you should go see a doctor. As a general rule if your value is 1 degree lower than normal then your metabolism is 5 to 10% slower than normal.
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    Diet 5. Supplements you should consume: omega 3 fatty acid pills (2 to 3 grams of epa+dha. that should be 6 to 10 pills in a normal jar), multi vitamins, calcium, vitamin D
    no.
    I personally do a powerlifting based routine 3xweek and aerobic cardio almost every day.
    i don't believe you, when you say this:
    A Routine Quad machine Hamstring machine Calf machine Swiss ball situps (Do situps on a swissball)
    calf machine is the biggest waste of time, especially with his goals. as are swiss ball situps, hamstring machine and quad machine, to a lesser extent.
     


  3. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    I don't know why people are telling him to do resistance training. Yeah it would be good for his health and how he looks, but he doesn't want to put on mass or get stronger he just wants to lose weight. Bench pressing isn't exactly an effective way to lose weight. Eat less calories and sprint and you'll lose weight. I don't believe wii fit has got anyone into good shape.
     


  4. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    no.
    yes. i can guarantee 'foo is likely deficient in all those. maybe not calcium.
     


  5. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I very much doubt it.
     


  6. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    I trimmed down and toned up by cutting my caloric intake by about 15%, light cardio 3/4x per week, and light weight training a couple times a week. When I'm busy I just do pushups every day, but I tend to eat less when I'm busy anyway. I found a great iPhone app to track calories called "tap and track".

    Your best bet is to make small changes but stay committed to them. I was shocked by how big an impact those two changes had.

    P90 works for big results but it's brutal. No way would I adopt that as a lifestyle.


    I have to agree - my wife lost a significant amount by increasing her dog walking time and practicing portion control. She really didn't change what she consumed, just ate less of it. She wasn't grossly fat to start with so the results were apparent pretty quickly. I've done the same and found that it works fine - just a matter of changing habits.
     


  7. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Senior member

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    I think we have collectively scared him off. This "getting fit" shit is a bit harder apparently than getting fitted for a bespoke Rubinacci jacket.
     


  8. Matt

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    easier than getting a green cow to relinquish a breast though.
     


  9. APK

    APK Senior member

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    I don't know why people are telling him to do resistance training. Yeah it would be good for his health and how he looks, but he doesn't want to put on mass or get stronger he just wants to lose weight. Bench pressing isn't exactly an effective way to lose weight. Eat less calories and sprint and you'll lose weight. I don't believe wii fit has got anyone into good shape.

    Resistance training won't make him bigger unless he's eating enough. Too many people avoid heavy weights or weight training all together because they have this misconception that a few sets of light dumbbell curls is going to have Bruce Banner-turning-into-The-Incredible-Hulk results.
     


  10. jfclarky

    jfclarky Senior member

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    There's a reason everyone is recommending P90X...it's because it works (if you stick to it)

    The other one people should recommend is the Insanity Workout. This is ALL body weight exercises and does not involve any weights or pull up bars. This is another one that if you stick to, you WILL see results. Plus, I believe it's only a 60 day cycle.

    So there you have it...P90X or Insanity are great home workouts. Do them!


    it is called P90x because it lasts 90 days and it's awesome.
     


  11. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    I very much doubt it.
    i challenge anyone who thinks they are getting their vitamins and minerals from their diet to log their diet and look at exactly what you are getting. unless you are eating alot of salad and vegetables its not that easy. if you are eating rice, potato or wheat products then its almost impossible to do so. vitamin d is also very hard for someone to get enough off when they are living in new york in winter and nearly everyone can benefit from more fish oil in their diet
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  13. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Senior member

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    ^Good luck! You are jumping in to the deep end a bit here, but I hope you stick with it. BTW, don't forget about the diet. Clean it up and run a deficit if you can. P90X (or anything else) won't do much for you if you don't get your diet in gear. And to do this, you have to spend a month in anal retentive mode calculating what you eat. Right now, I am at a point where I can estimate my daily intake to within 100 calories without having to write anything down.
     


  14. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    I for one would appreciate video updates of workouts and progress. Honestly think that basic barbell work is best here, but whatever.
     


  15. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    Was P90x the plan all along [​IMG] [​IMG] ??
     


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