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Cochise1

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 10:23
I"ve been going to the gym and working out since Jan 2010. I am so disgusted with it. I have been walking on the treadmill for 2 miles at 3.4 miles per hour and then I go do crunches..50 to 100 and 90 pds. I am out of heart over this and gained 4 pds last time I weighed, I just wish I could get lap band to make it simplier..the hell with struggling and struggling and seeing no results...
Jelly23

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 10:34
Also, if you are working your muscles, they weigh more than fat, so sometimes people who haven't worked their muscles much gain weight first while still losing actually size. Muscle is really dense and heavy.
katballew

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 10:56
Also, if you do the same thing over a period of time as you've described, your body adapts to that level of exercise and is no longer challenged. In order for exercise to be really effective, it has to challenge your body to push beyond it's comfort zone and tap into those fat reserves for more energy. Change up your routine, add more strength training or seek out a circuit training type class, switch the treadmill for an elliptical or join spinning classes. And definately log your food and restrict your calories as Matt has said.
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Galahad

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Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 16:04
First off, Matt. Congrats!! You've achieved quite the feat.

I'm restricted to a home weight bench, calisthenics and freeweights when it comes to the strength training portion of my exercise routine. I have found different ways to work the different groups of muscles, but I only have a few exercises for each, that I know of, that I can do with what I have at home. Today, I am increasing the weight of some of my exercises. Is that going to be enough to keep my body challenged? Does anyone know of a site that has good information on working out with what I have?
inertiatic

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Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 16:11
make sure not to limit your calories too much, though! that could stop you from losing, too.
Natural.Lift...

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Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 16:26
Sounds like your workouts and/or diet are not effective.

You don't eat near enough for someone your size. I'd start eating 2000 calories a day for a month including 1g protein per pound of lean body mass, see how your weight changes. If it has not decreased by 2+lbs, drop to 1750 calories.

Also, try a beginner strength program comprised of compound lifts. Google 'starting strength' or 'stronglifts 5x5'.
Ed Endicott

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Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 16:31
If you can swing it, hire a personal trainer for a few sessions. I did this for the first time ever and it's really helped with getting ideas. Tell him/her you want a different workout each session and you'll no longer be bored. I've had 4 sessions so far (9 left on my contract) and I can already see and feel a difference.
cherylpc3

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Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 16:46
Hi
I am sorry you are having such a hard time It is certainly not easy. If you are really serious about loosing weight I suggest go to this website,
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trans_f.htm
it is the transformation pages for women @ bodybuilding.com. The women list what they eat and how much exercise they do on their transformation profiles. I say don't reinvent the wheel, find someone that has "been there and done that", and copy what they have done.
Good luck



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