Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Kieranp96, Jun 13, 2020.
In fact here:
Official weigh in day.
4/5/20 - 101.4 kg
29/6/20 - 92.2 kg
Which takes me exactly half way to my total weight loss goal.
I weighed myself last night: 101.5 kg, took a massive shit this morning and out of curiosity weighed myself again: 100.5kg
Lesson learned, take more shits.
I’ve never been able to do a pull up, half my weak ass and half my fat ass.
Just started following Convict Conditioning and it starts you out doing standing “pull ups” against a door frame, next is incline under a table (I’ll use my squat rack on the lowest setting cos no dinner table), then jack knife pull ups using a chair back to hold you legs while you’re on the bar, then half pull ups then actual pull ups then you can progress to one handed pull-ups.
Seems doable from this end, we will see how I get on.
I got an app for it last week, squats, press ups, sit ups, leg raises etc. My legs were fucking agony the next day.
Fucking prices of second hand gym equipment is ridiculous right now. When o started building a home gym it was a solid £1/kg for weight plates, it’s two or three times that now and everything is sold out online.
Really hoping gyms open soon and the market floods so I can get some bargains. Started eying a rowing machine with Bluetooth so I can race myself
Should be shit loads of bargains soon on the second hand sites. I'm after a squat rack and turbo trainer.
I gave a squat rack to the scrapman last year, it never got used as it was quite small just went to shit in the garden.
Wish I had kept it now.
My weighing today was 131kg down from 143, but my weightloss starts from today took a few photos and will compare it every 4 weeks from today
Thats great going, almost 2 stone gone, never to return! I'm currently at 81kg, and it is honestly way more effort now to lose 0.5lb fat than it was to lose a whole stone in fat 5 months ago. Whatever I do it seems impossible to shed the last bit, just focussing on the body fat % now, which stands at 17.7%, but my god its hard- massive effort for tiny (or zero) gains at this point, to the point where I wonder if its over training & a few days completely off might do the trick. Need something to aim at too- the objective was to lose weight and I kind of did that, so to avoid now patting myself on the back & promptly putting it all straight back on, looking for some kind of target, half marathon or something like that.
One thing I have found- I got some protein powder and tested it out- whenever I take some of that before/ after exercise I'll see more benefit than when I don't- recommended. I only have cheap stuff from Tesco, but from what I can see it definitely helps.
Thats the hardest bit, its easy to be motivated when it drops off at the start but then it gets harder and harder to get the results
I agree with the Protein after, would usually have a pre work out drink before hand. I know some people say they are pointless for a perfect diet but they are much easier.
Are protein shakes worth it if you’re just lifting a few times a week? Do you see a difference?
I noticed they stopped me from eating shit as well, stopped cravings of chocolate.
Obviously have to be careful having 5 a day as would just end up putting weight on.
100% definitely, yes. I have a withing scale and I tested it (proper geek)- if I do weights and take the protein I'll gain a pound in muscle compared to weights on their own. And thats just with 'Kinetica' from tesco- I'm going to upgrade and get some from here which seems to be really good Myprotein
Yeah those and bulk powders are good. They also do diet versions and some strange flavours.
I've found I always end up back to the traditional flavours and not the novelty ones.
Some people I know also swear by Apple Cider Vinegar- I haven't tried that though, it absolutely reeks
Mirafit M1 Squat & Dip Rack - Spotter Adjustable - £154.90 Delivered @ Mirafit - hotukdeals
No idea if any good
Protein powders/shakes are good, and you do recover quicker. But, chocolate Nesquik with full fat milk also works very well and at alot less too. I notice no real difference between protein powder and the nesquik drink in recovery time.
Had a 'good' weekend, running around at work all day, lost 2.5kg in about 6 days, Currently lost 4.5kg in about 3 weeks now. Feel loads better already.
No idea why you felt the need to finish that story by informing us of your bowel movements? Or why you did it in the garden and wish you'd kept it?
Would welcome people's ideas on handling burn out in relation to getting round to exercise. I feel very drained most of the time as I'm burning the candle at both ends on the laptop for work, which has pretty much been the case since September. The missus is in the same position and while summer holidays are around the corner we just can't get the time/motivation/energy up for being active. Has anyone been in a similar position/got any ideas?
A quick nap in the evening before exercise
Its as simple as that. This last week I havnt had the motivation. I lie in bed and piss away hours thinking shall i leave it today etc
Theb you go. Do your first set and bang wether u like it or not started now so may aswell finish
Feel so much better afterwards knowing you stayed on schedule
As others have said, you need to force yourself to do it, even if you feel like you have zero energy or motivation - you’ll be thankful of doing so afterwards.
I find no matter how tired I am once I exercise I’m into it and after I’m grateful I did it. Mark out some time that’s just for that, I like doing early morning as then it’s done, just have to remember to go to bed on time.
Protein shakes are the Emperors new clothes.
The body can only absorb so many grams of protein per day, and any excess just gets pissed away, literally, so all these protein shakes & supplements are a waste of money & a placebo at best.
Protein hype: shoppers flushing money down the toilet, say experts
Interesting. I do like research that confirms my bias that I shouldn’t change.
Just eat more omelettes.....I fucking love an omelette
However...if you are really controlling your calories to lose weight then you are very unlikely to be getting enough protein & other good things, so supplements are vital. If you're having a burger or something most evenings then yes, supplements are not necessary. However if you're doing that then you're also unlikely to be limiting your calorie intake.
Thing is an omelette is nice. If Ive just done an hour of HIIT at boxing I am not making anything. Just throw a protein drink down.
Im not going to stand and knock up a healthy meal with the equivalent protein in.
Currently I’m low carb. I’m eating three eggs, bacon or sausage, and steaks/chicken. I reckon my protein intake is probably OK. I’d genuinely rather add another steak into my diet those drink look nasty. Also it’s the next step to gym wanker
It depends what flavour you get and if you make a point of everybody knowing you have a protein drink.
It’s bad enough I own weight lifting gloves mate.
They do help with grip, I have used them a couple of times but I don't like to look a c**t.
I ordered stuff from My Protein once and they sent a free vest along these lines:
Straight to be used for rags, not sure if they were taking the piss.
Not read through the entire thread, so apologies if i repeat anything.
I was always active, played football (matches/training) approx 5 times a week. But spent way too much time in the pub, and ate a lot. My weight slowly crept up., although having good cardio fitness and being 6ft2" i "carried it well"
Got into Muay Thai and after a couple of years realised i wanted to take it seriously, and that i would need to lose some weight. Had a "high noon" on the scales one xmas and was 102kg. Basically started severely limiting what i had for breakfast, than replaced meals like Sausage/Beans/Mash with daily Rice/Chicken. Was happy to restrict breakfast and lunch a bit more, as long as i ate well in the 2nd part of the day. Found this worked for me as i couldn't face going to bed hungry.
Obviously dedicated myself far more to training too. Dropped from 102kg to 90kg between xmas and early March for an amatuer bout. My final aim had been 84kg but i sailed through that and in 2015 (i think) managed to weigh in under 78kg for a pro bout. Did manage to get down to 76kg training in Thailand, but the lifestyle and climate helped that massively, and i couldn't really achieve that here whilst working.
Eventually stopped kickboxing and took up running seriously. Still train as hard but am able to be a little more flexible with food intake. Still stick to the same principles re breakfast and general eating, and seem to be holding my weight around 80kg without too much issue.
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