The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

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by jamcc » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:32 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Macro Lean is pretty good - been watching some of his stuff the last few days. I generally find that tracking calories and keeping them at around 2,000 per day means that everything else balances out quite well. I definitely overdo it on the carbs though - think that's where I've piled on the weight over the past few months.


You said you don't drink much but that you like beer?

Beer is one of the worst things imaginable for body fat. I've stopped drinking it.

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by Floex » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:50 pm

Anyone have any recommendations of getting rid of the lovehandle area?

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by jamcc » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:14 pm

Floex wrote:Anyone have any recommendations of getting rid of the lovehandle area?


Diet - see my recommendations on the previous page. Combine that with a high intensity weights program or high intensity interval training (cardio).

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:11 pm

jamcc wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Macro Lean is pretty good - been watching some of his stuff the last few days. I generally find that tracking calories and keeping them at around 2,000 per day means that everything else balances out quite well. I definitely overdo it on the carbs though - think that's where I've piled on the weight over the past few months.


You said you don't drink much but that you like beer?

Beer is one of the worst things imaginable for body fat. I've stopped drinking it.


Where did you get beer from? I said earlier that beer is probably to blame for issues here, meaning the UK, not me personally. :lol:

For the record, I drink beer from time to time, but tend to drink Fireball whisky with a mixer. When I say I don't drink much though I mean maybe once every two months, and not to excess even then. Of all the things I need to cut back on, alcohol is not one of them. :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:33 pm

souljahsstory wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:
jamcc wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
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Corazon de Leon wrote:About to jump back into weights - the goal is to be lean though, not big, so not really sure what to do beyond a lot of cardio as my last workout regime led to me puffing out in a way I wasn't happy with. Anyone got any ideas?


Cardio and bodyweight fitness. Try the recommended routine over on Reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness


Cheers mate, will look it up. View to starting this evening so will keep thread updated.


If you want to burn body fat, cardio is by no means your only option - diet and weights alone can make a huge difference.

Do an intense weights program (like Stronglifts) - when you get into it you will sweat and feel physically tired after workouts. Also, reduce your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates (bread, pasta etc). Oh and reading Sandycoin's post above, yeah, reduce alcohol intake too - I'm convinced that our booze culture is largely to blame for our terrible obesity levels in this country.


Ive just started a program called Whole30 with my wife. Its marketed as a complete overhaul of your eating habits, rather than a diet. But it means you cant have any sugars, at all, very limited carbs, no dairy, etc. Its supposed to help with stomach issues by "resetting" your stomach, and after a month you can slowly add stuff back to your diet. I'm looking forward to seeing what, if any, results there are when combined with my workouts too.


That eating programme sounds like dodgy and another one of those fads. It also sounds like it'll be more difficult than you think. If you get the results you want from it. Awesome. If not. I'd look up Macro Lean on facebook and watch a few of his videos. I've managed to lose 5-6kg and around 2.5inches on the waist in 3 weeks, just by tracking my macros and counting my calories and without having to really make any sacrifices in regards to limiting my foods. His whole ethos is, there are no bad food, just bad portions and 3 weeks in it feels less like a diet plan and more a lifestyle change which will help me hit my goals.

Totally think you should check his stuff out. He's got a few videos that spell out the bullshit people spout to win over your hard earned cash. The constant cycle of crap that goes with it.


Well this isn't a paid program so its not like were handing over money for it. As I say its not a diet as such, more readjusting your relationship with food and for helping people with stomach issues. You don't stay on the no dairy, no sugar etc stuff permanently, as that's unsustainable obviously. Just for the first 30 days, then you slowly re-introduce foods to see how your stomach reacts to them.

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by souljahsstory » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:16 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Macro Lean is pretty good - been watching some of his stuff the last few days. I generally find that tracking calories and keeping them at around 2,000 per day means that everything else balances out quite well. I definitely overdo it on the carbs though - think that's where I've piled on the weight over the past few months.


I've been watching his stuff and learning a gooseberry fool ton of stuff. Overloading on carbs isn't a bad thing. Your body only turns it into fat as a last resort. Maybe it's lean muscle you're putting on.

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by Knoyleo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Went to my first Saturday morning Muay Thai class today. Even having left an hour between eating breakfast and going to the class, I felt absolutely horrendous afterwards, and wound up being sick. :dread:

Might just try not eating at all beforehand next time.

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by That's not a growth » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:06 pm

I went for a 19km run this morning and didn't eat before hand, I just make sure I eat a decent amount the night before and afterwards, and drink plenty. I think you'll be fine not eating.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:14 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Went to my first Saturday morning Muay Thai class today. Even having left an hour between eating breakfast and going to the class, I felt absolutely horrendous afterwards, and wound up being sick. :dread:

Might just try not eating at all beforehand next time.


How fit were you before starting this? Cause most people barf at least once when they go from little to no physical activity to doing something like Muay Thai. I didnt puke, but i remember getting seriously dizzy o the point of completely obscured vision and almost fainting after some of the old TRX classes i used to do a couple years ago.

Im still plugging away at this diet now too. I had about 4 days in a row last week with a blinding headache which i think was sugar withdrawal. Spent a half hour walking around a shopping center on Saturday and i was so tired and weak it felt like about 2 hours. Think im over the worst of it now tho. Headache is gone, and i feel a bit more with it. I never really eat fruit of vegetables so its hard getting used to some of the meals, but for the most part its been fine. Lots of eggs, meat, fruit and veg. I dont know if its just in my head but since the headache passed i feel a bit more alert and with it than usual. I think im hyper sensitive to sugar now tho. I walked into one of the board rooms in work and before i even saw them, i was like "i can smell donuts", there was a strawberry floating tray of them at the opposite end of the room :lol: Im honestly not even looking to lose weight, im doing this more as moral support for my wife, but i lost 3KG in like 5 days with only 2 workouts. I havent so much as lost a KG in the last few months despite all my workouts. Sugar really is the strawberry floating worst.

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by Rightey » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:27 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Went to my first Saturday morning Muay Thai class today. Even having left an hour between eating breakfast and going to the class, I felt absolutely horrendous afterwards, and wound up being sick. :dread:

Might just try not eating at all beforehand next time.


I thought the rule was don't eat about 3 hours before a heavy workout. I remember from when I did weights if I had my lunch before 3 hours I would feel very bad, especially right after squats, or dead lifts. :dread:


Brerlappin wrote:Im still plugging away at this diet now too. I had about 4 days in a row last week with a blinding headache which i think was sugar withdrawal. Spent a half hour walking around a shopping center on Saturday and i was so tired and weak it felt like about 2 hours. Think im over the worst of it now tho. Headache is gone, and i feel a bit more with it. I never really eat fruit of vegetables so its hard getting used to some of the meals, but for the most part its been fine. Lots of eggs, meat, fruit and veg. I dont know if its just in my head but since the headache passed i feel a bit more alert and with it than usual. I think im hyper sensitive to sugar now tho. I walked into one of the board rooms in work and before i even saw them, i was like "i can smell donuts", there was a strawberry floating tray of them at the opposite end of the room :lol: Im honestly not even looking to lose weight, im doing this more as moral support for my wife, but i lost 3KG in like 5 days with only 2 workouts. I havent so much as lost a KG in the last few months despite all my workouts. Sugar really is the strawberry floating worst.


I did something similar to this for Lent a few years ago, gave up refined sugars. It really makes you realize how much sugar there is in everything, and how it's in a lot of places where it doesn't need to be. Good luck!

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by Rocsteady » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:31 pm

Jesus brer how much sugar were you eating before?

I've been hyper-sensitive to sugar for years since i basically stopped having any, think a chocolate bar would have me bouncing off the walls now.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:40 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Went to my first Saturday morning Muay Thai class today. Even having left an hour between eating breakfast and going to the class, I felt absolutely horrendous afterwards, and wound up being sick. :dread:

Might just try not eating at all beforehand next time.


How fit were you before starting this?

I wasn't in bad shape, but it had certainly been a long time since I did any serious /intense exercise.

I've also realised some Saturday that I seriously strawberry floated up my foot. I slipped lower than the pad my partner was holding while practicing roundhouse kicks with my weaker left leg, and ended up smacking him in the elbow with my foot. Yesterday, the whole end of my left foot came up in a massive, really dark bruise. I don't think it's broken, because it's not too painful, (I can walk on it, and drive to and from work fine,) but it looks horrific. :dread:

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by Brerlappin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Jesus brer how much sugar were you eating before?

I've been hyper-sensitive to sugar for years since i basically stopped having any, think a chocolate bar would have me bouncing off the walls now.


I basically work out like a strawberry floating lunatic solely to burn off the amount of calories I intake because of my ravenous sweet tooth :lol: Seriously I'm a demon for sugar. I probably have the worst sweet tooth of anyone I know. If I didn't work out as often as I do id be the size of a house

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Knoyleo wrote:Went to my first Saturday morning Muay Thai class today. Even having left an hour between eating breakfast and going to the class, I felt absolutely horrendous afterwards, and wound up being sick. :dread:

Might just try not eating at all beforehand next time.


How fit were you before starting this?

I wasn't in bad shape, but it had certainly been a long time since I did any serious /intense exercise.

I've also realised some Saturday that I seriously strawberry floated up my foot. I slipped lower than the pad my partner was holding while practicing roundhouse kicks with my weaker left leg, and ended up smacking him in the elbow with my foot. Yesterday, the whole end of my left foot came up in a massive, really dark bruise. I don't think it's broken, because it's not too painful, (I can walk on it, and drive to and from work fine,) but it looks horrific. :dread:


Ah yeah I did something similar in BJJ a few months back. Only stupider. I just stubbed my toe incredibly badly in the mats and I think I might have given it a small fracture. It was strawberry floating purple! But yeah ive seen people really get bruised/swollen/broken feet from accidentally kicking an elbow in MMA

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by Brerlappin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 am

Rightey wrote:I did something similar to this for Lent a few years ago, gave up refined sugars. It really makes you realize how much sugar there is in everything, and how it's in a lot of places where it doesn't need to be. Good luck!


Yeah, i have to check the ingreditents on everything now, and its crazy. Theres sugar in strawberry floating everything. Went to buy some chicken breasts the other day, checked the label, "includes sugar", wtf??
I weighed myself at the gym last night, lost 5kg in the week ive been doing this now. Im still doing stronglifts and supposed to be strawberry floating gaining weight :lol:


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