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  1. FortePenance

    FortePenance SS.org Regular

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    I'm hoping to break 150lb soon. I'm 149lb atm. Hopefully 155 by the time this whole thing ends, that would be great.
     
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    I lost a pant size in the last 3 weeks but no weight. Which is alright because I would assume that means I've also made muscle gains.
     
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    Everyday will lead to over-training in no time.....
     
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    Your weights probably shifting so definitely yes, give yourself a pat on the back.

    This sort of goes without saying but use your testosterone to your benefit. We're all dudes here. Get competitive, workout with other guys and do your best to best them, feel guilty if you lose, etc. Join in on some kind of local pickup game, like basketball or baseball or anything that you can play for bragging rights.

    Having weight loss goals are great and you can reach them, but it takes so long that your determination is bound to waver if you do not get your blood boiling from time to time.
     
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    I'm back down to 208 most of the time, and i think that im starting to finally lose my flab around the pantline, at least over the belt buckle :lol:.

    i dunno if i mentioned it, but i have a program for the gym, as well as when im going - so now i can hit the gym 3 times a week and i know when, and i know what im gonna do while i'm there :D. oh how i want to lose the moobs and the muffintop lol.

    I just cant figure out how come i keep running less and less on the treadmill - i think its mostly mental block, but i went from being able to do half an hour and now 20 minutes seems like a chore :(

    and im trying to eat healthy too, but that has gone a bit downhill since those first two weeks of college :(
     
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    ^ Dude definitely get on a stationary bike for a few weeks. I had bad shin splints this year so for the first month prior to my reentry I rode a stationary and it is so much more fun than running. The one I ride has a random program so each day is different, and the time flies by so much faster than on a treadmill.

    Treadmills suck! I am running on one for the new few weeks and its the most boring thing in the gym. Dont blame yourself if it feels like a chore cause it bloody well is.

    Its also easier to get your heart rate low enough so that youre burning fat instead of your carb/protein stores. Just pedaling in la la land for an hour burns 400 calories and it can get way more intense depending on how you work the machine.
     
  7. B Lopez

    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

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    yay weightlifting

    squat cleans, 265lbs.

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    fun facts :lol:

    1. it being the school gym, if there's a lineup we have to limit our time on cardio machines to 20 minutes.
    2. i LIKE the treadmill and jogging!
    3. time flies by if you stop paying attention to the clock - i also employ this as best i can while at work :lol:.

    im not sure what a good heart rate would be for burning fat stores instead of the carbs/proteins.
     
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    I'm actually staying weight stable but my measurements around the spare tire are going down a little bit. I'm having a lot of issues getting to the gym lately.
     
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    fucking badass pic bobby. :metal:
     
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    see how bobby's veins are just jumping out of his arms? mine dont do that, ever.

    i find myself wondering if im using enough weight when i work out, i dont leave completely exhausted - i know you're not supposed to overdo it, but im not sure if im pushing myself enough.

    and i'd love an explanation of how i went from 208 to 212ish? in two days, then from the 212'ish to 209.2 within an hour and a half... i know that going to the gym wont have immediate results and i need to keep it up, but i want to see results :( stupid overhang of the belt buckle variety
     
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    Weight can vary by like 5lbs in a day. Food,water and waste matter. :shrug:
     
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    Budda have you tried HIIT like I told you to?
     
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    i set the treadmill to interval and it didnt seem to get me anywhere.

    i'll try intervail training on the bike sunday and let you know how it goes.
     
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    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

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    "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will." -Vince Lombardi
     
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    its so true.

    and about 30%-50% of the time sums me up nicely. :(
     
  17. B Lopez

    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

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    ...Im going to make that quote my sig. :D

    I have tons of "motivational" quotes. I think I'll start posting them more often.
     
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    :idea:

    make a daily motivational quotes thread! only, it'll be serious :lol:
     
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    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

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    Nah. I'll just post some occasionally. In the end they all say the same thing anyways. :lol:
     
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    true nuff :p
     

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