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Old 08-15-2017, 05:48 PM   #316
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I will sum it all up. For general fitness don't worry about what exercise you do. Just Do something and do it most everyday. You need to sweat. Treadmill, weights, basketball, etc. if you arent sweating while weightlifting then quit resting and start moving. Diet for weightloss means eating three meals a day with no snacks in bewteen meals or after supper. NO SNACKS! Eat a diet almost entirely of meat and veggies. Starches and fruits in very small quantities. Drink unsweet beverages exclusively. Drink alcohol rarely. If you feel full during or after anymeal then you ate too much in that sitting. Adjust as necessary. If you never feel hunger (slight not severe) at somepoint during thr day then you are overeating.

Don't overcomplicate this. Do what I wrote above and don't deviate. Results are gauranteed and they will be dramatic. Lie to yourself at anytime during the process and you will fail.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:49 PM   #317
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Ever since I got my truck and installed mud tires on it, I've been doing off-road driving a lot. It's not much of an exercise, unlike hunting. Now I ordered a bike and will start cycling soon but I need to build up my stamina by jogging. I'm looking forward to running away from my sedentary lifestyle since I'm not getting any younger.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:01 PM   #318
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I've been doing a carb and sugar free diet. The first week was hard. Now it's getting easier. I've lost 65 pounds since starting it. I also have a consistent energy level.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:18 AM   #319
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I was making great progress with working out and eating right until about two months ago. Then...well...life got in the way and I fell off. Thing are back on track now and its back on that horse. Finally able to get back into a routine. I'll wait until this weekend to hop on the scale and get my starting (again) weight. I would say "wish me luck", but I don't need it!
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:56 AM   #320
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I was making great progress with working out and eating right until about two months ago. Then...well...life got in the way and I fell off. Thing are back on track now and its back on that horse. Finally able to get back into a routine. I'll wait until this weekend to hop on the scale and get my starting (again) weight. I would say "wish me luck", but I don't need it!
I'm trying hard not to let that happen and keep up my workouts, if anything I am trying to up my reps now and make them harder and I'm up to running twice a week now without being fatigued.

I did haul a 120 lb davit base around yesterday and the rigging for a good bit so I didn't need to workout when I got home. Sum bitch was heavy for dimensionally not being real big
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:23 PM   #321
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I've lost right at 65 lbs and still on it.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:47 PM   #322
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I've lost right at 65 lbs and still on it.
Congrats dude!
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:22 PM   #323
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Congrats dude!
Thank you !

I really don't know how I ate and drank 100% garbage before I started this.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:00 PM   #324
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Any of you guys into cycling? I just dropped some coin on a Trek Project 1 Domane. I just think cycling is easier on my knees compared to running. I've been trying to do 25 miles a day. I really want to start tackling some nice gradients. What do you guys try to keep your heart rate at when going up steeper hills?
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Any of you guys into cycling? I just dropped some coin on a Trek Project 1 Domane. I just think cycling is easier on my knees compared to running. I've been trying to do 25 miles a day. I really want to start tackling some nice gradients. What do you guys try to keep your heart rate at when going up steeper hills?
Years ago I was into cycling. I would ride to and from work in the summer, about 20 miles each way. It was great. At the time, my belly was too big for drop handlebars. I went with a flat bar road bike. Today I still have a Felt Speed 50, though I don't ride as much as I'd like. I will say this, get a couple pairs of bike shorts. The spandex kind with the maxi-pad thing sewn into the crotch. If you don't want to be seen riding in spandex, throw some regular shorts over them but the sewn in crotch pad is a life saver on long rides.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:33 AM   #326
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Any of you guys into cycling? I just dropped some coin on a Trek Project 1 Domane. I just think cycling is easier on my knees compared to running. I've been trying to do 25 miles a day. I really want to start tackling some nice gradients. What do you guys try to keep your heart rate at when going up steeper hills?
Lots of runners turn to cycling because of knee issues. My knees were blown so bad (not from running) I had to wrap them daily for years. Once I took up cycling three years ago, my knee issues have for all intent and purpose disappeared.

For steeper grades, the secret is cadence. Do not 'grind'. 'Spin' instead. Higher rpms at slightly lower power with each rev (good) yields the same or better sustained power than lower rpms with higher power per rev (bad).

I pretty much don't pay attention to HR, although I do track it. I am much more interested in pacing by keeping rpms and power in sustainable zones depending on the length of the climb and grade. I'll tackle short 0.2 or 0.3 mile 15% grades much differently than I will 20 mile 5% grades.

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Old 09-28-2017, 05:05 PM   #327
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Lots of runners turn to cycling because of knee issues. My knees were blown so bad (not from running) I had to wrap them daily for years. Once I took up cycling three years ago, my knee issues have for all intent and purpose disappeared.

For steeper grades, the secret is cadence. Do not 'grind'. 'Spin' instead. Higher rpms at slightly lower power with each rev (good) yields the same or better sustained power than lower rpms with higher power per rev (bad).

I pretty much don't pay attention to HR, although I do track it. I am much more interested in pacing by keeping rpms and power in sustainable zones depending on the length of the climb and grade. I'll tackle short 0.2 or 0.3 mile 15% grades much differently than I will 20 mile 5% grades.

Keith
Thanks for the great info!!
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