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Old 02-12-2008, 11:19 PM   #21
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:19 AM   #22
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1. The BMI says I am obese, should I be worried?
not really, based on bmi, i am obese... im 220lbs @ 13% bodyfat, far from obese. the bmi is flawed... use a bodyfat caliper to determine how much overweight you are, or a mirror.

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2. I eat ground turkey instead of ground beef, it is healthier. true or false?
depends on the turkey and the ground beef we are talking about... grass fed-lean ground beef is one of the healthiest sources of protein a person can get.

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3. Women genetically have less fat then men. true or false?
this is just common sense

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4. If I eat a fat free diet I can't get fat. true or false?
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5. Are you familiar with the term Glycemic Index?
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6. Sit-ups are bad for you. true or false?
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7. Men have stronger abdominal muscles than women. true or false?
men generally have stronger muscles period... thank you testosterone

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8. When does your body burn the highest percentage of calories using it's stored fat?
usually after heavy compound lifting (if cortisol levels are low)... there is gonna be alot of different answers here...
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:28 AM   #23
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In that case, I'll answer that question right away.

For most people it will be when they are sleeping. You see, I said PERCENTAGE of calories from fat.

The human body is very smart and efficient. Of the three methods the body has for burning energy, using fat stores is the least efficient. However, since fat is also the largest source of energy the body has, it will default to it as much as possible.

Therefore, when the body can afford to convert fat to energy for almost all of its needs is also the time when your needs are at it's lowest.

Now, before I get people thinking they should sleep themselves skinny I will explain this a bit more so it makes sense.

A quick example:

If you are sleeping you are burning very few calories per hour. Lets say 50.
IF your body is converting enough fat to make up 90% of that, you are burning 40 fat calories per hour.

If you are running you may be burning 1000 calories an hour. Your body may only be using fat for 40% of those calories, a much lower PERCENTAGE than while at rest, but that is still 400 fat calories per hour.

That is a very basic explanation but it is true nonetheless. You will burn the highest percentage of calories from fat when you are at rest/sleeping.

SO, if is the answer for you, I feel sorry for your partner.
ahhhh, kinda a tricky question. well, besides sleeping... one of the most efficient ways to degrade fat is by heavy compound lifting. these types of excersizes spike metabolism and make your body burn more calories throughout the day. your diet and insulin sensitivity (altered by using the GI) along with many other factors determine the percent of calories that are burned from fat/food/muscle... this is the science behind eating/excersizing to get a certain result.
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Here is a quiz to get you started:

1. The BMI says I am obese, should I be worried?
Not necessarily! BMI fails to account for larger builds. Example, Arnold Schwarzeneger, according to BMI is obese. Michael Jordan, over weight. I am pretty close to obese, even when i get down to 12% body fat I'm still overweight by BMI standards.
However, if you are obese or overweight by BMI standards, you should look into it and get an educated opinion.

2. I eat ground turkey instead of ground beef, it is healthier. true or false?
If you read the label and shop carefully, it may very well be. Remember, it says ground turkey, it doesn't say what part of the turkey is ground up in there. I have seen ground turkey that had much higher fat content than a lot of ground beef options.

3. Women genetically have less fat then men. true or false?
This is false. Due to the whole pregnancy thing, women genetically have more body fat than women. Even if you compared top body builders from each gender, the female would have more. Remember, fat is not just stored on the surface.

4. If I eat a fat free diet I can't get fat. true or false?
As stated earlier, calories are calories. The body is programmed to survive. If you consume more than you burn, the body will store extra calories as fat. It will consume some energy (calories) in the conversion process though.

5. Are you familiar with the term Glycemic Index?
If not, take a minute to look it up. The short and sweet version

candy bar = refined sugar = high GI = quick energy
if you don't use that energy, it gets converted to fat.

apple = un refined sugar = lower GI = slow burning energy
if you eat the same calories of apple as you do candy bar, you have more time to burn the calories from the apple (lower GI food) than from the candy bar. Most likely you will store less of those calories as fat.

6. Sit-ups are bad for you. true or false?
False. BUT, people have a tendancy to do them poorly. If you do them poorly you can hurt yourself.
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DO NOT clasp your hands behind your head. If you do you may pull on it and injure your neck
As with most exercises stick to the rule of thumb and move slowly. (yes, some training requires explosive movement. save that for another time)
look up. it will help you maintain posture.
do not curl your back, keep your upper body straight.

7. Men have stronger abdominal muscles than women. true or false?
pound for pound, false. Much like the body fat thing, women are genetically programed to have stronger abdominal regions to aid in child birth.

8. When does your body burn the highest percentage of calories using it's stored fat? when sleeping, see answer earlier in the thread.

That's all for tonight. Stay tuned for more.
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Question for all the health freaks/body builders/personal trainers etc..(i originally emailed a friend of mine this but have gotten no response..)

I, too, would like to get toned before summer. I am currently in the gym 3 days a week (m/w/f) before class for 30 minutes, doing cardio (I usually break it up between the elliptical and the treadmill)

SO i have the cardio down, but I would like to gain some muscle tone in my upper arms, thighs, and stomach. Can you give me some tips/workouts/workout machines that I should be using to do this? how many reps? What weight? What should i be eating/drinking in between workouts to help me reach my goal? Currently I am watching what I eat...my current diet:

breakfast: 1/2 cup kashi granola cereal, 1 cup skim milk
lunch: ususally a lean cuisine tv dinner
dinner: m/w/f - subway, 6" inch Subway club on honey oat w/chedder cheese, salt and pepper and oil and vinegar.
tues/thurs - chicken/rice/veggies

All I drink is water, except for the can of sugar free redbull in the morning.

Ive already lost SOME weight and I can see more definition in my calves from the treadmill + elliptical, but I want to incorporate weight training into my regimen as well. I dont want to bulk up (female weightlifters are nasty!) i just want to tone and de-flab myself.

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Old 02-14-2008, 09:31 AM   #26
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go to bodybuilding.com and check out the figure model section, they are most experienced in this matter... being "toned" is nothing more than being low bodyfat. you cannot "tone" a muscle by doing light weight high rep excersize. this is a myth. lift heavy (8-10 reps to failure) eat clean and at about 500 cals deficit, and you may put on a little lbm, but more importantly you will get rid of fat while holding onto muscle... do medium intensity cardio maybe 3-4 days a week and lift 4-5 days a week. dont forget your squats/deadlifts/military presses... these compound lifts raise your metabolism quite noticeably and will help to keep you leaner. your diet doesnt look that good, ill chime in later on it, and i can explain in better detail...

first person to chime in with "high rep low weight will tone your muscle" gets tbagged! ive trained quite a few females, and have trained with a few professional figure competitors and female bodybuilders.

its very hard for a female to get big and muscular... but the more muscle you have the easier it is to maintain it in a lean state.

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Question for all the health freaks/body builders/personal trainers etc..(i originally emailed a friend of mine this but have gotten no response..)

I, too, would like to get toned before summer. I am currently in the gym 3 days a week (m/w/f) before class for 30 minutes, doing cardio (I usually break it up between the elliptical and the treadmill)

SO i have the cardio down, but I would like to gain some muscle tone in my upper arms, thighs, and stomach. Can you give me some tips/workouts/workout machines that I should be using to do this? how many reps? What weight? What should i be eating/drinking in between workouts to help me reach my goal? Currently I am watching what I eat...my current diet:

breakfast: 1/2 cup kashi granola cereal, 1 cup skim milk
lunch: ususally a lean cuisine tv dinner
dinner: m/w/f - subway, 6" inch Subway club on honey oat w/chedder cheese, salt and pepper and oil and vinegar.
tues/thurs - chicken/rice/veggies

All I drink is water, except for the can of sugar free redbull in the morning.

Ive already lost SOME weight and I can see more definition in my calves from the treadmill + elliptical, but I want to incorporate weight training into my regimen as well. I dont want to bulk up (female weightlifters are nasty!) i just want to tone and de-flab myself.

Thanks, in advance, for any help




the reason you see more definition in your calves is because your body is losing bodyfat in your lower legs first. remember its all genetic where your body pulls fat from... you cannot spot reduce fat.
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Question for all the health freaks/body builders/personal trainers etc..(i originally emailed a friend of mine this but have gotten no response..)

I, too, would like to get toned before summer. I am currently in the gym 3 days a week (m/w/f) before class for 30 minutes, doing cardio (I usually break it up between the elliptical and the treadmill)

SO i have the cardio down, but I would like to gain some muscle tone in my upper arms, thighs, and stomach. Can you give me some tips/workouts/workout machines that I should be using to do this? how many reps? What weight? What should i be eating/drinking in between workouts to help me reach my goal? Currently I am watching what I eat...my current diet:

breakfast: 1/2 cup kashi granola cereal, 1 cup skim milk
lunch: ususally a lean cuisine tv dinner
dinner: m/w/f - subway, 6" inch Subway club on honey oat w/chedder cheese, salt and pepper and oil and vinegar.
tues/thurs - chicken/rice/veggies

All I drink is water, except for the can of sugar free redbull in the morning.

Ive already lost SOME weight and I can see more definition in my calves from the treadmill + elliptical, but I want to incorporate weight training into my regimen as well. I dont want to bulk up (female weightlifters are nasty!) i just want to tone and de-flab myself.

Thanks, in advance, for any help





Switch over to circuit training every other day until you obtain your summer results. From there you can maintain your results from proper diet, cardio and light lifting.
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Not necessarily - BMI cannot be used as the sole measure of obesity.

If you take the BMI of many athletes it will say they are obese when in reality they are just very muscular and have low body fat percentage.
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Well, I haven't changed a thing about my diet or beer intake...started running 2 1/2 miles 3 times a week and have lost 30 lbs since September....I've been bad about running for almost a month now, but will be starting again soon.....

running (or jogging perhaps) seems to work well enough for me.
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This is all good information and good advice for dieting/exercising. Also remember that 1 lb of fat is equal to about 3300 calories, so you're not going to be able to lose weight fast- if you are, it's not fat, it's water. Good luck to everybody trying to 'tighten' up!
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This is all good information and good advice for dieting/exercising. Also remember that 1 lb of fat is equal to about 3300 calories, so you're not going to be able to lose weight fast- if you are, it's not fat, it's water. Good luck to everybody trying to 'tighten' up!


I lost about 7 lbs a month....on average....

running 5 miles everyday for 2 weeks and you'll see significant weight loss....don't run for another week and that weight will be back
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Anyone willing to suggest a method of working the legs with low impact exercises (without stressing an old injured knee)? I've been riding bicycles, and some roller blading. I won't go to the gym, and running kills me.
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Anyone willing to suggest a method of working the legs with low impact exercises (without stressing an old injured knee)? I've been riding bicycles, and some roller blading. I won't go to the gym, and running kills me.
swimming!

It's the best exercise you can do with bad knees! After my daughter's injury (not a knee) she was told to swim as much as possible- builds muscles/ lose weight/ increase endurance without putting stress on any joints.
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Anyone willing to suggest a method of working the legs with low impact exercises (without stressing an old injured knee)? I've been riding bicycles, and some roller blading. I won't go to the gym, and running kills me.
Stationary bike set on high resistance.
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any girls in the pearland area that want to be my work out buddy at the Y? i used to ride my bike 10 miles a day, but i stopped and i really want to tone up not just lose weight.

i would have said guys too, but unless you are 200 pounds over weight, don't bathe and have nasty skin i think 1mudbug would have a problem
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i would have said guys too, but unless you are 200 pounds over weight, don't bathe and have nasty skin i think 1mudbug would have a problem
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