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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneKickWonder wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
I once knew a guy who was struggling with maintaining weight loss. He'd plateau and even gain weight with his routine, which was largely cardio, and minimal gym time. What ended up helping him was resistance training on muscles below the waist. Glutes and Quads are much larger than biceps and pecs, which means they burn more calories.

Even with that, he only got so far - everyone's body type is different!

Solid post!!

My gym routine, which changes to keep my body surprised, is heavy in resistance training to the Nth degree, including those areas you've mentioned. I'll see what the bike riding does. I've done 5 5K runs in the latter half of 2017, but, not significant weight loss...feel great...but I feel like the toy that keeps banging in the wall over and over, but won't give up.




I too struggle to maintain a healthy weight. Diet works to some extent, but the standard advice is not always good advice when it comes to diet. We're all different. It seems I'm different in that high fibre diet actually makes me seriously ill. Bizarrely I'm most healthy when I maintain a borderline unhealthy diet. But that's just me. My point is we can take advice, but ultimately we have to find our own way.

In terms of exercise, I was leanest and fittest when I was cycling a lot. I used to ride the more leisurely off road routes so a bit more physically demanding than the road, but not too much so, and a lot more enjoyable. I never did extreme stuff. It was always leisurely, but over many hours. It became difficult to keep it up when I became a daddy because I suddenly had family commitments.

I'm not trying to hijack the thread. My point is really to share what works and what doesn't work for me, in the hope that some small part of it might give you some ideas or help in some small way.

Good luck.

No, you didn't hijack the thread, not at all. You gave me your insight and experience, of which, I find very valuable; thank you, OneKickWonder!!



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You've made amazing progress so far Bob so I wouldn't be too disheartened. With weight loss and strength programs I think it's common for people to plateau. Sometimes you have to mix things up and power through. Eventually you'll see the pounds start to come off again.

Thanks, Danielle; your advice is very important to me, as well as your support!!

I mix things up all the time!! The bike ride takes me 30 minutes on all types of topography to the gym...plus dodging Houston, Texas drivers is a workout on its own.

If there's a plateau purgatory, I'm there...still!!




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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, slowly but surely, I've scratched my plateau purgatory. No, I've not broke through to the world of things that are under 250lbs, but the upturn of weight has started to reverse itself.

DIET!!

Have gotten that by its tail, and I won't let go!! Weight is slowly falling off me.

The death of my sister took a toll on me, and no, as a friend suggested to me a few weeks ago, I've not gotten over it, nor will I, but life goes on, and I must go on!! Too many empty chairs sit around my table nowadays, but that too, is life.

Got the gym blues for a few months, but that too is over, well, not completely because I'm only going 3 days a week, instead of my usual 6 days a week. I'm in no rush to return to that 6 day a week schedule at the gym, but at least I've returned.

Next month is our annual Testing Cycle at the Hombu, and I'm actually looking forward to going to Administer the event, and not dredge over it. Our Student Body deserves my full attention, so, I've pulled my rear out of my butt. Self pity has its place, and the Testing Cycle isn't the place for it.

Today, no gym, just a morning and dusk jog and some resistant band exercises.



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good, Bob. Just keep maintaining, and I think you'll find things going your way.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Well, slowly but surely, I've scratched my plateau purgatory. No, I've not broke through to the world of things that are under 250lbs, but the upturn of weight has started to reverse itself.

DIET!!

Have gotten that by its tail, and I won't let go!! Weight is slowly falling off me.

The death of my sister took a toll on me, and no, as a friend suggested to me a few weeks ago, I've not gotten over it, nor will I, but life goes on, and I must go on!! Too many empty chairs sit around my table nowadays, but that too, is life.

Got the gym blues for a few months, but that too is over, well, not completely because I'm only going 3 days a week, instead of my usual 6 days a week. I'm in no rush to return to that 6 day a week schedule at the gym, but at least I've returned.

Next month is our annual Testing Cycle at the Hombu, and I'm actually looking forward to going to Administer the event, and not dredge over it. Our Student Body deserves my full attention, so, I've pulled my rear out of my butt. Self pity has its place, and the Testing Cycle isn't the place for it.

Today, no gym, just a morning and dusk jog and some resistant band exercises.




We lost my brother in July 2007, and it still has a profound affect on my family. Hang in there, man.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Brian and singularity6; means the world to me.



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