Hi guys. I would like some opinions as far as how to proceed. I have started training two hours each day. I have reached a point where my body is not hungry anymore. It is trying to tell me that it would like me to allow it to burn the excess fat now. I know that if I listen to it it will produce a rocking bod. I'm not doing very well with the extra pudge. Should I pound fruit without an appetite? Or allow the course of what I have done in the past to take me to sexyville??
I used to train for college volleyball. That was about three hours a day.
Its good you have a base history in sport. That makes ALL the difference.
If your going to bang out the training, have every 4th week REALLY easy and make sure your going to bed really early. That way you minimise chances of blowing your adrenals out which blows out the waistline long term.
Ive seen a lot of hot 20's year old chicks become big mumma's by the time they hit 30. Still lovely people inside but you can tell they hate the extra barrels they have to carry around every minute of the day.
er....DR can you tell me how to get to number 8 LOL :-)
Number 8? Train over time so you can run sub 40min 10k or starve and get a druggy face. ;)
I started out at 4, overtrained, not early enough nights (10-11pm) and am now at 6. It does catch up with u if u don't do it right! You get so big, you can no longer train=your body will literally stop u!
True DR! BUT, as you said in a recent interview, the basics - sugar, water, sleep, must be in place and consistant first (they are the foundations) prior to any exercise, otherwise you do run into problems training-sorry-didn't make myself clear before!
I find that I am tired a lot earlier than before. Nice to hear that my body is communicating to me well. :)
I'm doing about an hour a day (nowhere near your training), and I was like you--wasn't too hungry, so I didn't eat much food.
But two weeks in? My cardio performance has dropped, and my appetite is in overload. I'm now eating with abandon. The good news is, I'm still seeing results physically and in fact, my digestion has improved based on the increased fruit intake.
TL;DR: You might get away with not eating as much now, but don't even think of restricting when your appetite catches up with you (and it will). You'll still get results you want. In fact, you'll probably get better results from pounding the fruit than if you don't. Just remember... THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FAT FRUITARIAN.
Discover genuine weight training. If you are working out two hours then you are not weight training- you are simply burning calories. That is not the purpose of weight training. Your goal is to spend a few months working up to a CHALLENGING weight for squats or dead lifts. THOSE are your two key exercises bar none! Be sure to learn perfect form for these. This takes some effort and dedication. Then you have to add a small dose of iron to the bar (do not use machines for these important exercises- or your form will be corrupted. Take it slow. Rushing will only bring disappointment or worse: injury. Remember the Chinese word for opportunity is also the same word for danger!
Once you build some muscle (provided you eat more and sleep enough) on the largest, most important, and MOST METABOLICALLY IMPORTANT region of your body which is your hips, thighs, and back, which will be stimulated by dead lifts and squats (and all the rest of your "branch body parts such as arms and abs, etc that will get the knock-on effect from the trunk training, which is overlooked by all newbies to proper weight training), then you will experience the incredibly lean-sustaining HIGHLY OXIDATIVE results of living in a truly muscular and more dense, stronger body. Flabbiness will be a thing of the past. You will be light years ahead of all those who mistakenly think that cardio exercise is the key to maintaining fat loss. And the added benefit is that you will be even more shapely and sexy. Women especially, even hard core yoga pros and ballerinas all tell me how proper hard core weight training gave them more of the body that they always wanted.
If you can train long then you are not training hard. Once you have learned how to do these exercises SAFELY AND PRODUCTIVELY, and you are ready to start the exciting but brief "adding weight every single time you train" sessions, THEN and only then will you know what TRUE weight training is and the resulting fantastic body composition results that you can get!
Few people ever stick to this however. Just like a low fat raw diet, they may fool around a bit but only those who really do it get the incredible results. So get serious. Get a TRULY good trainer (not a genetic freak or steroid or supplement popper or someone who read a few "Muscle and Fiction" magazines and calls themselves a "personal trainer". You need a man or woman who 1) has truly transformed their body so they know the pitfalls and fundamentals, 2) Can train you IN PERSON IN THE FLESH for several months AT LEAST so that they can see your form and correct it RIGHT THEN AND THERE.
Good luck, and I urge you to "get the real story" so that you can stop wasting so much of your precious time and energy and start to smile with the confidence that one only gets from GENIUINE HARD CORE SUPER FANTASTIC SHAPELY LEAN SEXY DELICIOUS WEIGHT TRAINING RESULTS !
Hey Chris!!! I've been meaning to reply to one of your posts... to say thank you for the exercise advice a while back! You said to do squats for the tum~tum. I must say I think I am feeling a difference now, and hopefully if I continue I will have a super flat tummy!?! :) And my legs seem better too. I still must say though when I jog, the next day, if not the same day, my legs are bigger, and then if I take a break they slim down again, even whilst continuing the squats and some silly arm exercises I do with my weights for fun :)... I know I am strange right? It's like water retention in my legs or somethin' ??? Also, how many squats do you suggest doing at a time, if ya don't mind me asking????? Your advise is greatly appreciated! :)
Oh and I like those pics DR posted although now I'm obsessing and I wanna look like the awesome ones!!!!!!! :D
This is exellent material. Are you familiar with body pump? Les Mills....well I have this class at my gym. Most of the class is, dead lifts and rows, squats, lunges and then biceps and so on. How many times a week do you think I should go to this class? Should I exchange the intense cardio classes for classes like these? Thanks Chris.