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iforgotmypassword
04-11-2010, 10:07 PM
It's the offseason and I think it'd make a great thread.... anything from healthy eating tips to good weight room tips to setting health goals.

So here I go.....

Anyone done P90X?? I did 21 days but between working being a student and staying at my girlfreinds house/my house/ buddys house after partying its just to hard to find a time and a place to do it everyday. Definately would work though.

Lifting supplements... I love No explode. just really good stuff it's like drinking an energy drink halfway through your workout.

Any good workout tips? I generally lift high reps for about an hour 3 times a week, followed by 15 minutes of abs and then about 20 minutes of running, I'll throw in some swimming on a day off about once every 2 weeks wish it was more. But I work at UPS loading packages about 4 hours a night which is a combination of cardio and strength.

Lifting music.... love me some Puff Daddy Come With Me.

Archer81
04-11-2010, 10:08 PM
Health? Psh.

A secret. No one gets out of this life alive.

:Broncos:

Dr. Broncenstein
04-11-2010, 10:26 PM
Dude... Puff Daddy? I want to punch Jimmi Page in the face for letting Diddy shiat all over Kashmir.

iforgotmypassword
04-11-2010, 10:31 PM
AFI-prelude....our football run out song in High School, good spin also

BroncoBuff
04-11-2010, 10:33 PM
Couple of nuggets here ......

Omega-3 fish oils, folic acid, selenium and B vitamins (or a multi-vit). Daily.

Eliminate raw sugar, HFCS and all fructose/glucose not directly from fruit or vegetables. Go asap to stevia/Splenda/Sweet'n'low (yellow or pink ... but avoid Nutrasweet (blue), aspartame is a very strange substance, it's just not worth it).

Of all the substances we regularly eat, raw sugar/HFCS is probably the most damaging.

Diet Pepsi and Coke, diet energy drinks, diet teas ... they taste bad, but only at first. After a couple-three weeks, they taste better than sugar drinks ever did, and you can't choke down a single gulp of the old stuff. Again, try to avoid NutraSweet ... most diet drinks have it, but there are some with stevia and Sweet'n'low.

Buff out.

Archer81
04-11-2010, 10:34 PM
Nonpoint. They redid a Phil Collins song. In the Air Tonight.


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iforgotmypassword
04-11-2010, 10:40 PM
yup great song.

So raw sugars such as....? just plain old sugar? it's that bad for you huh? I'm not a big candy bar/pop guy at all, maybe a pop at a bbq or somethin is all, but yes I'll vouge that Diet pops are worth it calorie/sugar wise. Any Cola's I prefer diet, Mt. Dew not so much

Archer81
04-11-2010, 10:48 PM
yup great song.

So raw sugars such as....? just plain old sugar? it's that bad for you huh? I'm not a big candy bar/pop guy at all, maybe a pop at a bbq or somethin is all, but yes I'll vouge that Diet pops are worth it calorie/sugar wise. Any Cola's I prefer diet, Mt. Dew not so much


I've heard the opposite. Our bodies can handle "raw" sugars that occur naturally in fruits and veggies. Processed sugar is different, and our bodies have a more difficult time breaking it down. Soda and candybars are empty calories that quickly converts to fat. Thats one of the reasons when men cut out soda and junk foods, they lose weight so fast. Or at least I did.

I could be wrong...maybe.

:Broncos:

iforgotmypassword
04-11-2010, 10:50 PM
maybe not sugars but as far as fats go, I don't mind putting them into my body if they come from steaks/meats etc. It's when they come from Big Macs and Corn dogs and **** are the only fats I look at. Seems like natural sugar would be slightly better if ate in the right portions

Fusionfrontman
04-11-2010, 10:53 PM
Before anyone gives tips, the most important 2 questions to assess and help this guy are:
What kind of body type are you? (slim hardgainer, heavy difficult to lose weight, or solid muscular built)

What are your goals? (cut down, bulk up, maintain cardio fitness, etc?)

Archer81
04-11-2010, 10:55 PM
Before anyone gives tips, the most important 2 questions to assess and help this guy are:
What kind of body type are you? (slim hardgainer, heavy difficult to lose weight, or solid muscular built)

What are your goals? (cut down, bulk up, maintain cardio fitness, etc?)


What? Asking pertinent questions? This is the Mane, man...getting all the facts is just not DONE.


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iforgotmypassword
04-11-2010, 11:00 PM
im like 6'4 245 stacked and ripped to the gills.

ha no i'm not lookin for tips personally fit towards me just more of a health convo goin...

that being said I'm 6'0 about 190 played college football running back... pretty active guy kinda just looking to maintain maybe trim up here and there, not exactly by loosing weight either. Ideally I'd be around 200 and look like a friggin porn star.

BroncoBuff
04-11-2010, 11:01 PM
maybe not sugars but as far as fats go, I don't mind putting them into my body if they come from steaks/meats etc. It's when they come from Big Macs and Corn dogs and **** are the only fats I look at. Seems like natural sugar would be slightly better if ate in the right portions

Good stuff ... low-carb diets are pretty good for you, a more natural diet for homo sapiens. The introduction of high carb diets, grains and such, is actually very recent in our species' development.

No-carb diets (Atkins or South Beach) of course are taking it to the e4xtreme, but they did help me lose a ton of weight ... Atkins was almost like cheating.

Florida_Bronco
04-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Good stuff ... low-carb diets are pretty good for you, a more natural diet for homo sapiens. The introduction of high carb diets, grains and such, is actually very recent in our species' development.

No-carb diets (Atkins or South Beach), they helped me lose a ton of weight actually ... Atkins was almost like cheating.

You still low carbing it?

Dagmar
04-11-2010, 11:03 PM
Couple of nuggets here ......

Omega-3 fish oils, folic acid, selenium and B vitamins (or a multi-vit). Daily.

Eliminate raw sugar, HFCS and all fructose/glucose not directly from fruit or vegetables. Go asap to stevia/Splenda/Sweet'n'low (yellow or pink ... but avoid Nutrasweet (blue), aspartame is a very strange substance, it's just not worth it).

Of all the substances we regularly eat, raw sugar/HFCS is probably the most damaging.

Diet Pepsi and Coke, diet energy drinks, diet teas ... they taste bad, but only at first. After a couple-three weeks, they taste better than sugar drinks ever did, and you can't choke down a single gulp of the old stuff. Again, try to avoid NutraSweet ... most diet drinks have it, but there are some with stevia and Sweet'n'low.

Buff out.

Soda? Jesus.:giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle:

Archer81
04-11-2010, 11:06 PM
im like 6'4 245 stacked and ripped to the gills.

ha no i'm not lookin for tips personally fit towards me just more of a health convo goin...

that being said I'm 6'0 about 190 played college football running back... pretty active guy kinda just looking to maintain maybe trim up here and there, not exactly by loosing weight either. Ideally I'd be around 200 and look like a friggin porn star.


http://tinyurl.com/y4vbg79


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BroncoBuff
04-11-2010, 11:09 PM
You still low carbing it?

Not really so much ... but always avoiding raw sugars and HFCS. I eat breads and some sweets, but still try to avoid starches.



Soda? Jesus.::giggle:

You don't understand how much sugar is in them, I'm guessing ???

Again, avoiding raw sugars/HFCS is one of the very best things you can do for your health.

Buff out.

iforgotmypassword
04-11-2010, 11:11 PM
heres one things I've heard about sugars...

When you have mixed drink (jack coke,vodka energy drink) it's better to take the sugar over the diet because alcohol and sugar metabolize each other making it basically less calories in the end

Sassy
04-11-2010, 11:20 PM
Diet Pepsi and Coke, diet energy drinks, diet teas

These aren't good for you either...
PS there is an OM weight loss thread.

Sassy
04-11-2010, 11:22 PM
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=54902

ZONA
04-11-2010, 11:44 PM
I've got a few tips that served me well during 2009. I'll share a few.

Started working out again mid March 2009 and could only workout with 50 pound dumbells on the flat bench dumbell press. I was doing about 6 sets with 10 reps. A few months went by and I really wasn't going up in weight at all. Asked my big brother (former ameteur bodybuilder) for some help and his advice has really helped alot. I am now up to 90 pound dumbells in 1 years time.

Basically what he said was that after you do a small warm up with really small weight, go as heavy as you can for 6 reps. Then back it back down to something you can do for 8 reps but 2 sets. Then back it back down to 10 reps for 3 sets. It really has worked well. I always used to think you should do the opposite. Start light and work your way up. But by the time you have done 4 or 5 sets, you have already fatigued your muscles enough that you won't be able to go up high enough (that's if you started with heavy enough weight to begin with) or, if you didn't start out with heavy enough weight, you really haven't done enough work throughout the early sets and you finish at the higher weight but only for a few meaningful sets. You didn't completely break down your muscle enough for big gains. 2 days full rest after workout. Lot's of protien and rest.

Anway, that's my tip. It's worked great for me. And stay cool at the gym. Don't be the tough a-hole that nobody likes, hahaha.

I personally use alot of dumbells in my workouts. Arnold himself says that at least every 3rd workout should be with dumbells. Too many guys always workout with barbells too often and skip the dumbell workouts or they just go with the machines. I also find that the dumbells save the strain on my wrists, since you can hold your hand in it's natural position, not turned backwards with all that weight on it. And the range of motion with dumbells builds all those balancing muscles I guess.

Another tip that was given to me a few months ago and I am seeing big gains from it is reverse curls. It really builds up the Brachioradialis alot. I only do them for 3 sets at the end of my nomral curl sets because they absolutely fry your lower arms.

hookemhess
04-11-2010, 11:59 PM
I do Crossfit - http://crossfit.com. I will usually follow the Workout of the Day (WOD) or cycle through an old WOD.

"CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy."

And as far as eating, I think this is obvious... Eat lean meats and vegetables. Cut back on carbs and processed foods. And most importantly, DRINK WATER.

azbroncfan
04-12-2010, 12:39 AM
I do alot of swimming, running, and biking with two strength maintaining sessions at the gym a week. Between the three I burn a ton of calories and can eat what I want. I still eat healthy and balance my diet to 60 percent carbs, 30 protein, and 10 percent fat. I don't believe in fad diets because they are unable to be maintained over a long period of time. I need a lot of carbs to to keep me fueled and so I don't bonk out in a training session.

Archer81
04-12-2010, 12:42 AM
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Baba Booey
04-12-2010, 12:43 AM
I'm in halfway decent shape, could afford to lose a few pounds but I've got a good amount of muscle mass. 5'9" 200 or so.

Once I get out of college I'll probably do P90x or something to try to cut down. There's just no point in trying to lose any serious amount of weight at college while trying to have a good time in the process, plus I think all I'd need to lose was 15-20 pounds max. For now I just do 100 pushups every other night or so, ride a stationary at the gym a couple times a week, and do abs and arms the other days.

Beantown Bronco
04-12-2010, 07:09 AM
My advice: you should only run when chased.

gunns
04-12-2010, 07:14 AM
It's the offseason and I think it'd make a great thread.... anything from healthy eating tips to good weight room tips to setting health goals.

So here I go.....

Anyone done P90X?? I did 21 days but between working being a student and staying at my girlfreinds house/my house/ buddys house after partying its just to hard to find a time and a place to do it everyday. Definately would work though.

Lifting supplements... I love No explode. just really good stuff it's like drinking an energy drink halfway through your workout.

Any good workout tips? I generally lift high reps for about an hour 3 times a week, followed by 15 minutes of abs and then about 20 minutes of running, I'll throw in some swimming on a day off about once every 2 weeks wish it was more. But I work at UPS loading packages about 4 hours a night which is a combination of cardio and strength.

Lifting music.... love me some Puff Daddy Come With Me.

My son is doing P90X. He's in the Air Force and he's loving it. Says afterward he has pain in places he never thought could have that pain. But says he is feeling great.

Me, I used to go to the gym 3 times a week, have gotten some gym equipment so only go to swim once a week now.