Originally Posted by 2008taco
My neighbor and his friend were both about 260 less than a year ago. They disagreed about which way to lose weight was best. One went to the gym everyday, the other walked 3-4 times a week and got on the atkins diet.one has lost 95 pounds, the other 35. Care to guess which one lost the most? The one who dieted lost 95 lbs. <answer.
You're wasting your time without major diet changes. This doesn't mean just eating more fruits and vegetables. These contain A LOT more sugar than you would believe. Juice is even worse as it leaves you with mostly sugar and water and removes a large percent of the other nutrients.
Dieting also doesnt mean suffering. You might be surprised that things like steak, cheese, butter etc, arent that bad for you. Its all about control, and after a week or two it becomes an easy habbit.
mom and dad used to do dieting, i'm not a fan, i'd rather cut back on what i eat and not change it to much.
i don't like steak, but my big weakness besides chocolate is burgers (especially venison burgers).
my diet before i left on my trip was, breakfast: 2 eggo waffles with creamy PB and a little bit of honey.
lunch: usually a ham sandwich with mayo on one side, 2 slices of ham, and a slice of cheese.
supper: varies widely, almost always something that mom fixes.
Originally Posted by Camo23
cardio(as much as you can push yourself without hurting yourself) and diet. once you start losing the weight then lift weights.
i talked to my cousin today (she's doing cross fit), and she said that rowing is cardio? i could do rowing.
Originally Posted by lembowski
No radical diet changing are going to happen? Then you don't really want to loose weight. You are age wise a part of the fastfood generation. Unless you have a chemical issue in your body, your diet is what caused you to become so large.
3 high intensity 15-20 minute workouts a week? Can't see you making it 5 to 10 minutes at your size being 16. Start by getting on a treadmill and cycle bursts of high intensity to build up to it.
You like bench, curls and rowing? Then you are doing them wrong. When you row shoot for 500 meters in under 2 minutes. Build up to 1000 meters in under 4 minutes. You won't like it much after that.
It won't be easy, but that's why America is obese.
not really, i think if i increase my activity level, and decrease my caloric intake i can lose weight, it won't be fast but that isn't the goal.
that's the goal, maybe i won't be able to it that long when i first start, but i'll work up to it.
the reason i liked the bench and curls was i was in competition with a friend to see how many we could do of the different weights, and i think we were doing them right, lay on your back, pick up the bar, bring down to chest, then lift until your elbows lock right?
the curls i did laying down to just bring my hands together over my chest.
the rowing i did right, i was doing 500m in 2:10.
Originally Posted by Speed Freek
Train for boxing, at first you will be puking a lot if you push yourself, but within 5 months you will be a boss...
Not sure of there are boxing gyms near you, but I boxed for a few years and damn I looked like a statue! A small one, but still...and had cardio for DAYS!
I have been working out most my life and boxing training was the singlemost difficult training I ever had by far.
i've used a punching bag before, it's fun but i don't like it that much.