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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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So I've started to take BJJ from a guy from my church (actually my Sunday school teacher). Anyways I am about 6'2 240lbs. I can stand to lose some weight and I want to become stronger. I'm already a big guy...not like fight just structurally big (common known as big boned) I do the normal sit ups and push ups cause i don't want to add more mass.

I guess the question i have is just what type of diet (supplements, vitamins, etc.) Also I know to become stronger it is reps not weight but what other exercises would help strength not mass. I'm looking for a maybe 20lb loss what would be the most healthy not necessarily quickest.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 07:48 PM
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NOOO... to be stonger its more weight less reps and you wont gain much mass this way.

If you do lots of reps and less weight your muscles get bigger and you get ripped which adds mass because your muscles are bigger... this does help you lose body fat though.

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Cut your calories in half, lift heavy with low reps, do deadlifts/squats/dips/overhead presses/cleans/pull ups. You're set!

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i also have a newbie question:Why do people frown upon long distance running?

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Long distance running is good for cardio but for mma u need to be explosive. Short hard fast bursts of speed, like sprints, are really good to work on. Throwing hard and fast, picking guys up and slamming them.... It will help more doing sprints then running a mile.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 05:39 AM
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I say if you're trying to lose weight, **** weight lifting. You can substitute it w/ body weight exercies (which will also help tone you out and build your endurance for BJJ.) Do lots of push ups, chin ups, leg squats, and core exercises. Make sure you stretch out before and after doing this.

You need to throw in some cardio. Most people don't start burning fat until about 45 minutes of moderate cardio workout. If you're cardio sucks, start out at a fast walk. Work up to jogging. Biking is also a good cardio work out, but you have to go longer/farther than jogging because it's easy to just coast. As before, make sure you stretch out before and after doing this.

As for diet, I wouldn't say cut your calories in half. That's stupid, because we don't know how many calories you're eating. However, I'm guessing you may need to work on your diet. When trying to lose weight, turn 3 large meals into 6 very small meals. Only eat one potion size (meat is about 8 oz.) This will help give you energy through the day and stop you from snacking on junk food. Stay away from all junk food and soda pop. All they are is empty calories. Drink a LOT of water. I'd recommend at least a gallon a day. Drink it with your meals. Stay away from Cheeze, it's a junk food. Use stuff like brocoli to replace any dairy you may be missing out on, or buy a vitamin to fill the void.

I'd pick up a protien shake suppliment if I were you. I like whey, because it digests into your system faster. However, I use soy in the morning when I first wake up. What I like to do is get fat free skim milk, throw in a banana and some soy protien. Mix it up in the blender and that can count as your first meal. (I like throwing oats in there. Real ones, not the Quaker Instant crap.)

For breakfast, I liked eating some roasted chicken I had as left overs. I'd also eat an orange/banana/apple, and a glass of skim milk.

As a mid-morning snack, eat something small. You can make another protien shake if you'd like, but you probably won't need it. Your body can only digest so many grams of protien at a time, so after a while it gets useless. I'd recomend eating some fruit and vegitables.

Then move on to lunch. You want to stay away from red meat and junk food as much as possible. Make lunch a fairly small meal. Eat something like fish or shrimp. Through some bread in there for carbs; You'll need them later for energy (when taking in bread, make sure it's WHOLE wheat. Take in stuff like Whole Wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, ect.)

A few hours after lunch, have a small snack. If you didn't drink a protien shake after breakfast for a snack, I'd recomend doing it now. If will help put some protien in your body for your work outs later in th day.

Next is dinner. Eat something similar to lunch.

Last is the before-bed snack. You'll want to probably eat some vegitables (fruits have natural sugars in them.)

Hope this helps, bro. It's pretty basic but you get the idea. Good luck in your BJJ and weight loss!

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