The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
iforgotmypassword
Pro Bowler
 
iforgotmypassword's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 841
Default The Health Thread.

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.
iforgotmypassword is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-11-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,538
Default

Health? Psh.

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

Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
Dr. Broncenstein
Nacho Nacho Fan
 
Dr. Broncenstein's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Sterile Fields
Posts: 13,545

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Dookie Nacho
Default

Dude... Puff Daddy? I want to punch Jimmi Page in the face for letting Diddy shiat all over Kashmir.
Dr. Broncenstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
iforgotmypassword
Pro Bowler
 
iforgotmypassword's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 841
Default

AFI-prelude....our football run out song in High School, good spin also
iforgotmypassword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 25,834

Adopt-a-Bronco:
MALIK+QUANTERUS
Default

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.
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,538
Default

Nonpoint. They redid a Phil Collins song. In the Air Tonight.


Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
iforgotmypassword
Pro Bowler
 
iforgotmypassword's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 841
Default

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
iforgotmypassword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:48 PM   #8
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,538
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iforgotmypassword View Post
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.

Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #9
iforgotmypassword
Pro Bowler
 
iforgotmypassword's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 841
Default

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
iforgotmypassword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:53 PM   #10
Fusionfrontman
Perennial Pro-bowler
 
Fusionfrontman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 993
Default

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?)
Fusionfrontman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 09:55 PM   #11
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,538
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fusionfrontman View Post
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.


Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:00 PM   #12
iforgotmypassword
Pro Bowler
 
iforgotmypassword's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 841
Default

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.
iforgotmypassword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #13
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 25,834

Adopt-a-Bronco:
MALIK+QUANTERUS
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iforgotmypassword View Post
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.
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:02 PM   #14
Florida_Bronco
Ring of Famer
 
Florida_Bronco's Avatar
 
Coming Back Strong in 2014

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 13,822

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Quinton Carter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoBuff View Post
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?
Florida_Bronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:03 PM   #15
Dagmar
...there ain't no devil
 
Dagmar's Avatar
 
..there's just God when he's drunk.

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morrison
Posts: 16,755

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Tim Tebow
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoBuff View Post
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.
Dagmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:06 PM   #16
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,538
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iforgotmypassword View Post
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.




Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:09 PM   #17
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 25,834

Adopt-a-Bronco:
MALIK+QUANTERUS
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Florida_Bronco View Post
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.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Dagmar View Post
Soda? Jesus.:
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.
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #18
iforgotmypassword
Pro Bowler
 
iforgotmypassword's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 841
Default

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
iforgotmypassword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #19
Sassy
Ring of Famer
 
Sassy's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2001
Location: ND
Posts: 37,667

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Eddie Royal
Default

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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:22 PM   #20
Sassy
Ring of Famer
 
Sassy's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2001
Location: ND
Posts: 37,667

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Eddie Royal
Default

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=54902
Sassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:44 PM   #21
ZONA
Ring of Famer
 
ZONA's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 10,039

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Chris Harris
Default

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.

Last edited by ZONA; 04-11-2010 at 10:49 PM..
ZONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:59 PM   #22
hookemhess
Perennial Pro-bowler
 
hookemhess's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 928

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Blake Gideon
Default

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.
hookemhess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 11:39 PM   #23
azbroncfan
Ring of Famer
 
azbroncfan's Avatar
 
Angry guntoting,meateating AMERICAN

Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 8,645

Adopt-a-Bronco:
TEBOW
Default

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.
azbroncfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #24
Archer81
Optimum Homo
 
Archer81's Avatar
 
Tactical Neck.

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,538
Default



Archer81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 11:43 PM   #25
Baba Booey
twitter: @dpieza
 
Baba Booey's Avatar
 
HURRY HURRY!

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North of the Wall
Posts: 2,041

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Chris Harris
Default

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.

Last edited by Baba Booey; 04-11-2010 at 11:46 PM..
Baba Booey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14 AM.


Denver Broncos