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Old 10-22-2007, 05:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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An easy diet is one that goes suffer - reward - suffer - reward. Such as eating only ultra healthy until dinner then having a nice dinner (but only reasonably sized).

Don't focus entirely on running - your knees might not be able to take it. You don't even look that fat - no man tits no gut etc.

You assume you're natural weight is 205, but I think thats unlikely.

Here is a site to determine your body type
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You are prob an endomorph.
Ignore their workout advice though - they are discussing damage control - which is the wrong approach. Endomorphs make the best power lifters and wrestlers - train to do well - train to your strengths.
Body Build - Somatotype

Basically as an Endomorph you can either be a bad runner with a thin enough but still unattractive body (think Jack Osbourne or Tim Sylvia)- or you can lift weights with surprisingly rapid gains in strength and size (if you make that your focus).

But you still need to do some dieting. Try to get 30% good protein in most your meals.

You might be thinking 205 is right for you as that was your weight in teens / early 20's. But you also had a smaller bone structure back then.

Take my advice as an endomorph who went to a lot of trouble to get thin - realized it was bad idea and now has to rebuild a lot of lost muscle.


It seems self esteem is an issue- you feel too fat to go to the gym - The problem is without lifting weights you may never have a body you feel is acceptable to show at the gym. I would recommend buying some home weights - and buying a bodybuilding book with some pre-designed work outs. Or simply going to the gym - it really won't take that long until you are lifting larger weights than most there - you do have a size advantage on them after all.

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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umm im not afraid to go to the gym at all? I go to two gyms as a matter of fact, plus my BJJ gym.

My focus is not entirely on running, its simply the easiest to do for my lifestyle as im a student i cannot make it to the gym everyday.

I do assume my natural weight is 205 and i want to make 205 for many reasons but most of all to compete in light heavyweight division for both MMA and BJJ. I'm 17 years old so i dont know wat u were saying about my structure being smaller.

i took that test and came out with these results:

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Your body is between an EndoMorph and a Mesomorph. Choose a middle approach between the follow recommendations.
I have talked to many individuals who are nutrientists, gym instructors, mma fighters, etc. and all of them say it is possible to get down to 205 for me i will simply have a very low body fat percentage which to me is a good thing.

Trust me my self-esteem is exactly where it needs to be.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sorry looked over your post too quickly and thought you where saying 'I don't go to the gym because I want to get down to 205 first - how should I lose weight'.

Still you might want to avoid running in favour of another aerobic excercise.
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what other exercises do u recommend?
remember sometime i cannot make it to the gym and i have a park right across my street.
swimming is not an option.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok running sounds easiest for sure. The only prob with running is just that it can be bad for ankles / knees. It's never happened to me but still.

Skipping.
Carrying a weight up and down the stairs.

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Old 10-22-2007, 11:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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if you wear shoes that are MADE for RUNNING you sustain less damage to your joints. got space for a heavy bag? hitting a heavy bag for 30min to an hour can make for a decent aerobic workout. jumping rope is another good one. i live in a city where i can bike to get to most places i need to go and i do so (weather permitting). pretty good workout imo.
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Yep, i did invest quite a bit of money into nike running shoes so they are very soft and nice to run on.

i dont have room for a punching bag, and a bike for me is not practical, especially now that its getting into winter where i live.
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bah. dress in layers. i ride 5-6 miles in winter. as long as its not raining, its not bad. snow is fun to ride on.

if no heavy bag, what about a speed bag? takes up a lot less room and they make speedbags with floor mounts so you dont have to mount it to the ceiling.

theres always aerobics too...
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Here is a site to determine your body type
Bodybuilding.com - Paul Becker - What Is Your Body Type? Take Our Test!
It's accurate I'm a an endo/meso...

How much weight you lose if you need to lose depends on your genetics and your workout plan. For me I can lose weight without having to work all that hard but I can also gain fairly easily too. I would also suggest going and seeing a personal trainer and a nutritionist to establish what types of diets and workout plans suit you and your lifestyle.... Stay away from steroids you can do everything legit without them.

Personally I am out of shape but I am just about ready to start training again to rebuild lost muscle, lose weight and strengthen my cardio...

I am coming off a broken neck and major surgery which totally f*cked my plans from competing in MMA. I however am going to start training anyway with my brother who is training now. He definitely has it too with the right training and hard work he will definitely go far.
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