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  2. Today I read that beer has more calories than wine and is one of the main contributors to obesity resulting in the famous beer belly. Reference from eMaxHealth: Beer Rises in the Yeast and settles in the Waist. My question is, if you are a beer drinker, how many is ok per week so one doesn't get a beer belly? Thank yo.
  3. Overtraining?

    OK so a bit of back story, I'm a former amateur boxer and between mid Jan to late March I was preparing for a fight, the fight didn't go ahead due to an injury on the week I was supposed to fight, in hindsight this was a blessing in disguise as I'm worried that I was and still am over trained and malnourished. I actually dropped a weight class from 86KG which is the product of hard training and a good diet to 79KG which is probably more a product of an extreme diet, I came back to gym after Christmas and a few weeks off weighing 88KG. I really had to cut calories to get to this weight and I was training 5-6 days a week and it had me looking quite gaunt and unwell at one point, my hunger levels were very high as was general irritation and as time went by I completely lost my libido and regularly felt colder than I normally would have. I decided that this along with regularly getting punched in the head is not a healthy way to go an decided to call it a day and focus more on my overall health and developed some new goals which included making sure I'm getting enough calories and from the right sources!. I decided I'd be better to try and continue with the good cardio I had attained from regular boxing and running but also incorporate weight training as the non stop cardio had left me feeling really weak and drained and boxing can often lead to some muscular imbalances so thought it would be good to try and iron out some of these and to gain some mass as I no doubt would have lost some muscle from the rapid weight loss. I took a couple of days off and then started a programme which sees me lifting 3 times a week and running a 5k 2-3 times a week, I tried to ease into the weights and focus on the right bio-mechanics before adding too much weight but my strength has gone up quite rapidly and ive already been able to add more numbers to the bars. One thing I've really noticed since stopping boxing is that although I was tired when training for the fight my fatigue levels have gone pretty high and I'll wake up in the morning feeling really drained even after a good 7-8 hours of sleep and my body will feel weak and achey and not in the same way as it did when I had lifted weights in the past, is this a sign that I should have taken more of a rest? Should I take one now? If so for how long? I'm keen to crack on with the new programme but I do feel physically and mentally tired and sometimes really can't be bothered to train, could it be that over time the deficit has caught up with me? Since going back to eating normally, what I consider to be my new normal is eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm full and trying to listen to my body and make sure I'm eating healthy which I've always been very good at. However that hasn't gone as I'd hoped as since the boxing diet stopped my appetite has become out of control and I'm craving all sorts of sweet sugary things and have had a few binge episodes, is this from how deprived in calories I was? How do I reset this? It can be psychological because I'll even eat when I'm full and have become very food obsessed as if I have an eating disorder. Can anyone tell me what this might be? Is it over training or undernourishment? Could it be a mixture of both? What can I do to recover from this?
  4. How do you stay motivated?

    just remember why you started and then look at how far you've come and how much further you're ready to go!
  5. Weight lifting shoes

    yeah chuck t's are pretty good because they flat. the flat shoes definitely come in handy when squatting or deadlifting. i'm actually in the market for a new pair myself
  6. Sports, proper nutrition should be an integral part of your life. At first glance it seems that it is very difficult to constantly look after yourself, your body, in fact, everything is quite simple. Moreover, if you lead a similar sports lifestyle, you will not only save your weight, but also become healthier, stronger, look better. In addition, I accept - these drugs give me energy.
  7. Hi folks I am a male just reached 50 years of age and want to start exercising to gain strength and loose weight. I haven't got access to any nearby gyms so was thinking of buying some dumbbells for improving arm strength etc. to use at home. Could someone kindly recommend any reasonably priced dumbbells that I could purchase? Thanks in advance for your responses.
  8. How do you stay motivated?

    I took Phenibut nootropicboost, I began to memorize and perceive information better. Nootropics improve cognitive function. And if you feel good, then the motivation itself appears.
  9. Anyone please answer

    review food, remove all harmful foods and exercise
  10. Which One Supplement?

    Of course, this one would be horizon fitness. The only fitness equipment I will use at my home. There have some benefits though why I would like to use this one. Low costing and much more reliable than other fitness types of equipment. I already read some good articles about Horizon fitness here . I hope you'll like this too. :)
  11. Health Supplements

    There are lots of supplements available around the web. If you search for a while you'll get a big list of websites which offer different supplements can be used for different purposes. It's hard to find out the better supplements which are effective for the people and serve for a long time. Recently I bought a few body boss reviews for my home GYM. Does anyone use this source yet? Thanks for your reply!
  12. Running/Exercising

    Yeah, this might be a good idea to lose weight. But I would suggest you to concentrate the foods as well.
  13. Hi all, I came across this 'Gym-Pod', which is located in Malaysia of all places, and wondered if any of you would use it if there was something similar here? I have a basic gym set up in my garage because I find I get a better workout instead of going to a busy gym (can't stand waiting for machines or equipment). Apparently, in China there are lots of mini facilities with treadmills in them also. Could be the future...
  14. What Supplements Do You Use?

    I am not much expert in using such kind of supplements. I just started using good phentermine . And honestly, this is working fine for me. Actually, this supplements can be used for different purposes. The most and effective for weight loss. The person who is looking for a good weight loss supplements phentermine is good for them. You should give a try for this one. :)
  15. Aiming to lose 5% body fat before Christmas. Help!

    Cardio exercise is the best fat burner - check out your cardio classes? Your gym membership should entitle you to a programme - tell them your goals and they should give you a detailed programme using all their equipment - every gym has a different selection of equipment All the best
  16. Hello all. I'm 23% body fat and 43 years old. I've set myself a target to lose as much body fat as I can before Christmas - ideally as much as 5% - not sure if that's realistic?? I fully intend to stay fit and healthy put perhaps tone down the frequency and intensity once I've reached my aim and keep at the lower weight once I'm there. I've joined a gym (doesn't have a pool) but has lots of classes, etc. I've done a lot of research into diet and whatnot so I think I'm okay on that side of things. I'm aiming to go every day for 30-40 minutes - I'll get bored if I go for longer sessions.... My problem is that when I get to the gym I'm not entirely sure of what's the best thing to do. Do I do a whole session on cardio on one day, then a weights session the next on a specific part of my body or should I just get a good daily mix of everything. If there are any apps you guys can recommend I'd appreciate it as I like to have a specific thing in mind when I go to the gym and not just walk about thinking 'oh I haven't been on that for a while...' All help much appreciated.
  17. What is your goal, lose fat or gain muscle mass? Do HIIT with your all exercises for fat loss and reps to failure for muscle building Hope that helps
  18. So I'm hoping to continue weight training 2 days a week, 1 day at gym and 1 day at home with bodyweight exercises. These are all the gym weight exercises I know and can do with my trainer who is on holiday for a month currently. Bench Press Overhead Press Dumbbell Lat Raises Tricep Rope Push Down Barbell Bicep Curl Goblet Squats Kettlebell Deadlift Leg Press Dumbbell Calf Raises Hanging Bent leg raise Plank I also know the following I can do at home Plank Press Up Sit-Up Wall Plank Lunge Squats My Uncle suggested do a Press Up, Sit Up, Squat pyramid on the non gym day sso 1 Press Up, 1 Sit Up, 1 Squat up to 7 Press Ups etc and back down to 1 and do the top list of exercises on the gym day (1st set of 12, 2nd set of 2-8) for most things Not fully sure on this idea though I'd ideally want to balance my training a bit more and put more into the home training day but only being strong enough / good enough at a limited number of exercises I'm not sure. Oh and the 2 days only thing may seem lazy it's because I have a lot of other stuff on during the week (I also walk 30 minutes at least 6 days a week, do yoga and pilates once a week, go swimming once or sometimes twice a week, sometimes climb up a local steep hill in the countryside).
  19. Many thanks for the interesting material. I also lead a healthy lifestyle, go in for sports, watch food. I also train my memory, read a lot, like logic games and I accept , I feel fine
  20. Diet / weight loss help

    Try lipovon, for me is a very good product. I love 7 kilograms for 4 weeks
  21. 6 Months and still enjoying myself.

    Thanks for the advise much appreciated. I train early afternoon about 4pm and usually have my lunch at 1:30pm This normally consists of either: 2 to 3 Ham.Tomato & Salad wraps Or a medium salad with 1 to 2 hard boiled eggs and a bit of ham or chicken. I do have another break at 3pm and I would normally have a medium banana. For my tea after the gym it can vary but usually its one of the below: Jacket potato 2 to 3 wraps if I had salad for lunch Pasta with either gammon piece in a light sauce Any more advise would be great. Thanks Ed
  22. 6 Months and still enjoying myself.

    Well done, keep it up!! You don't say what time of day you train and everyone is different, Try out what works best for you remembering your muscles need protein to repair after workouts. You also need to fuel up beforehand (healthy cards), a good night meal before morning sessions and lunch meal before evening sessions HTH
  23. Hello Everyone, In January 2018 after relocating to a different area of the country my new doctors advised after doing the usual New patient medical that I would benefit from a health and well-being course at the Gym with discounted entry. I have always been big,obese,fat what ever the term is these days so being told this at 43 by my doctors wasn't A surprise but more of a acknowledgement that I needed to get my s**t together. I did the 5 month course of gentle supervised cardio and weights at the gym going Mon,Wed and Friday swimming With a complete over hall of what I was eating This where going well and I went from 165KG @ 5ft 11" and after the 5 months down to 153KG I felt great being able to walk Without my legs hurting and generally feeling a lot better about myself. So I decided to join the gym full time/ and and up the frequency of attendance to Mon,Tue,Thu and either Sat or Sun with Fri swimming I asked 1 of the personal trainers for some advise And they gave me a free 1hr personal training session in which they sorted me a training programme that we agreed would be review in 6 to 8 weeks. I am currently doing the following: 20 step-ups x 9, Then 1 machine from the air circuit (9 machines in total) i.e squat, leg press, shoulder press etc. Squat Press x 20 reps with 7KG Medicine Ball, 20 push-ups then farmers walk (100yds) 20KG dumbbells complete this 3 times Treadmill, 2 mins @ 5kph then 2 mins @ 6.3kph slow jog complete this 3 times I'm also doing weights in rotation: Rotation 1: AB Crunch, Leg Curl, Leg Extension, Leg Press Rotation 2: AB Crunch, Shoulder Press, Vertical Track, Chest Press, Low Row. I have put some info below showing measurements taken at start 24/01 to today 22/07. 24/01/2018 22/07/2018 Biceps, L 42cm / R 42cm/ L 39cm / R 39cm Calf's, L 47.5 cm / R 47cm L 45cm / R 47cm Chest, 135cm 134cm Forearms, L 33cm / R 33cm L 32 cm / 34 cm Hips, 130cm 128cm Neck, 49cm 47cm Shoulders, 142cm 135cm Thigh, L 70cm / R 72cm L 65cm / R 67cm Waist, 162cm 134cm When I started the new programme in June I have progressed with the weights as per below: June 4th July 22nd Leg Curl 35KG 40KG Leg Exten 30KG 35KG Leg Press 100KG 130KG Shoulder Press 20KG 25KG Vertical Track 50KG 60KG Chest Press 35KG 40KG Low Row 40KG 50KG Ab Crunch 40kg 45KG There is a few things I could do with being advised on: Am I overdoing it? I feel great but achy most of the time. My diet as advised has been completely overhauled, My wife is on slimming world and so far in 12 months or so Has lost 6 to 7 stone so I started eating like she has but have noticed that my weight has started to creep up slightly by 4KG and fluctuates between 155KG to 158KG is this normal? Is there anything that would help me get a boost before I head to the gym? I do a physical warehouse job so after 8 hrs my Energy levels are usually flagging so a extra boost would be great? Sorry this post is a bit long winded but I need advise on what I can do to improve my current programme, if need be to get the Most out of my gym time as I am from Monday going to be training as follows: Mon gym, Tue gym, Wed off, Thu gym,Fri gym and either sat or sun swimming. Thanks for the advise All the best Ed.
  24. Running/Exercising

    Can anyone give me advice. I started running to lose a bit of weight (I didn't have much to lose) but more to tone up. I've been doing long runs/power walking as this burns the calories but it has made my calves bigger (wider) and more muscle which isn't the look I am going for. Should I stop the running and try a different exercise or should I be doing something different to help slim my calves down?
  25. I enjoy working out, fitness classes, the gym and swimming, but always find after a blissful month or so I start findind excuses not to workout and start eating worse than normal, I have a massive sweet tooth. It seems I start to tone up and look good then I fall off the wagon, what’s keeps you all going?
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