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VballChick PMS
05-23-2010, 05:14 PM
I want to find a sick workout to stick to! I want to lose a lot more weight and tone up because I'm able to start playing sports again, but I'm not at all in the shape I need to be. So I was wondering, what types of routines do you all do?

Melonie
05-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Lots of cardio is good! I love running, swimming, and jumping on the trampoline! A healthy diet will help as well, of course.

I haven't been on a routine, but I'm starting one now. I bought a bunch of V8s and I'm going to drink one a day so I will have my vegetable intake for the day. As far as excercise goes, I'm just doing cardio. I'm not trying to lose weight though, just live healthier I suppose. Mom and I played, "Just Dance" for over an hour the other night, and I was so sore the next day! That helps!

If you have a treadmill, doing some intense running will really boost your metabolism. I definitely recommend lots and lots of cardio!

EvilPixieGrrr
05-23-2010, 06:38 PM
If you want something that will kick your butt, give P90X a try. Ca-raaazy workout.

l337pino
05-23-2010, 07:44 PM
http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/

That's a good place to start asking questions. If you want something simple, check out One Hundred Pushups (http://www.hundredpushups.com/index.html). They also have simple workouts for crunches, squats, pull ups, etc.

Spectra_FD
05-23-2010, 09:14 PM
Play Just Dance - stick to the songs that have the most stars for effort. Different songs work out different parts of your body.

I also got some wrist and ankle weights to wear while I play. It made everything a lot harder. Your score will suck but you get a great work out.

And dance dance dance!! "U Cant Touch This" is my favorite work out.

VballChick PMS
05-23-2010, 11:41 PM
I got Just Dance for my birthday and that does kick butt for cardio. We also got a bowflex so I have been using that for lifting, but after awhile the same routine got boring. I'm waiting for my friend to send me P90x, but I still need to find things to do while I'm waiting for it.

In February I had a drastic change in diet from fast food and junk food to organics and no meat and lost 15 pounds just off of diet, but the thing I'm most concerned about getting my cardio back to be able to last a long time for a volley and getting my abs back to having enough muscle for hitting and blocking like I use to.

p.s. for the ladies: Anyone know any exercises to make your boobies smaller?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

weaselboy
05-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by VballChickPMS:
p.s. for the ladies: Anyone know any exercises to make your boobies smaller?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

BLASPHEMY! Naturally large knockers are a thing to be treasured in an ever-increasing sea of silicon-enhanced bosoms!

I can say, with absolute certainty as someone who does not have to live with them, that absolutely nothing bad can come from having... robust love pillows. Those things about back trouble, or getting in the way in sports, or etc.? Yeah, myths. I know from my extensive experience in... uh... guessing.

Edit:
But seriously, I was once told that any exercise that targets the pectorals helps to... what's the term? "Firm the girls up," which I'm told makes them a tad smaller and perkier. Or something.

Suniez
05-24-2010, 01:30 AM
I read somewhere that for every 10 or so lbs you lose.. you also lose around a cup size. I'm sure it doesn't work for everyone.. but I'd rather hope for something like that instead of surgery! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I've just been trying to cut out my soda intake, and more of a high protein/low carb diet. I still eat bread and stuff.. just 9 grain or wheat! I've lost about 15 lbs so far, so I'm happy! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VballChick PMS
05-24-2010, 02:25 AM
Haha that breast paragraph thing made me lol

I've been drinking V8 Fusion and water. Also a lot of MorningStar products to eat.

and suniez congrats http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tibbsy07
05-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Do you drink a lot? Cutting alcohol consumption or reducing it is a great way to cut back on some calories. Staying hydrated and eating a good breakfast will keep your metabolism really high and will help to reduce weight

gam3rg1rl
05-24-2010, 10:36 AM
I can give you some advice depending on what you're looking for. I tend to mix up my workouts some - mostly cause I'm really ADD. I played Div 1 college lacrosse so I got really used to the team exercise that would muscle you up and improve speed/endurance rather than exercise to make you look a certain way. If you want that then I can message you some more in depth details on exercises you can do for specific results.

Nowadays I'm trying to develop lean muscle so I make sure to do some form of cardio everyday whether that's walking/running. I also do Yoga everyday (although this is to keep old injuries in check) but it helps to keep the muscles limber in general. I also do pilates every other day. Lastly I mix in P90X workouts because I miss the sweat, burn and challenge that I don't get with pilates and such. P90X is is an intense workout so if you do this make sure to keep to lighter weights and substitute higher reps to keep from bulking up!

Foods and things are really important to monitor if you're looking to lose weight. You might want to check out this book Belly Fat - gives you recipes and good vs bad foods & substitutes. Basically it says to keep below 15g of sugar a day to really help lose the fat in the belly area. I've also heard good things about Weight Watchers and know people who had success doing this (if you need a food system that's easy to follow and monitors stuff for you online).

And if you're a ab-junky, make sure to breathe correctly - breathing out when crunching up (engaging the ab muscles) otherwise you'll develop ab muscles that kind of pop-out for lack of a better term rather than develop flatter.

Wow I just realized I rambled on for quite a while. So I'm going to cut my rant off before I scare anyone. =P

EvilPixieGrrr
05-24-2010, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by VballChickPMS:
p.s. for the ladies: Anyone know any exercises to make your boobies smaller?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

And you want to do that...why? lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

castorz
05-24-2010, 02:25 PM
What I like to do is 20 min. cardio on the elleptical when I come in, then 10 min. weightlifitng and another 15 min. on the bike for cardio. It used to wield some pretty good results but now I can't tell since I quit every week... Gotta get into it again on the 1st of june...

Ninja Kn1ght
05-24-2010, 02:52 PM
All you need: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34B6nfQUTLk

tibbsy07
05-24-2010, 03:44 PM
lulz Ninja

Angelusjc
05-25-2010, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by EvilPixieGrrr:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VballChickPMS:
p.s. for the ladies: Anyone know any exercises to make your boobies smaller?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

And you want to do that...why? lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Seriously, why not punch god in the face while you're at it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VballChick PMS
05-25-2010, 02:21 AM
lol back problems.

and Ninja I can't do the WWW workout! I'm black I wouldn't get scared! lol

also I recently turned 21 so yea when I started drinking that screwed my diet up, but I don't drink that much anymore.

FatDyke
05-25-2010, 02:34 AM
p.s. for the ladies: Anyone know any exercises to make your boobies smaller?! Too Happy

I should come to your house and punch you in your big boobies, for that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

And I also wanted to say, drink A LOT of water.

Magiz
05-25-2010, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by Fat****:
And I also wanted to say, drink A LOT of water.
Actually...Metabolism research shows that drinking 500ml of room temperature water increases metabolism by 30%. A metabolism boost starts within 10 minutes of drinking water and lasts for about an hour. Drinking water in excessive amounts can actually be harmful. The amount each body needs varies based on many different things. I found this quiz that might help.

http://nutrition.about.com/lib...lwatercalculator.htm (http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm)


Just stuff I've picked up from fitness and health specialists recently. Try to cut out certain foods as well. I could get into details, but it might be better to research this, or speak with a dietitian.

Suniez
05-25-2010, 07:36 AM
I just ate 12 pieces of bacon.. and then a couple chocolate chip cookies.

This is not good for a diet, haha! T_T!!!

weaselboy
05-25-2010, 11:22 AM
Define "A lot of water." When I was looking into the military, one suggestion I got was to drink "a lot" of water. And that was defined something like this: the recommended water intake is 7 cups (or whatever, I don't remember.) Most people drink much less water than that, and get their hydration through other means (liquid in food, pop, etc.) So drinking "a lot" of water just meant make sure I was drinking 7 cups of water, or other non-sugar, preferably non-caffeinated drink each day.

Also: I'm so doing that 100 pushups thing. Started Day 1 yesterday.

Rhoulette
05-25-2010, 01:30 PM
I need a "Like" button for this thread.

Lots of people have said good things already, but I would say the 2 most important things are:

1) cutting processed white sugars and processed white flours out of your diet entirely. Stick to whole grains and limiting yourself to small amounts of natural sugars (fruit juice, brown sugar, honey, evaporated cane juice, etc).

2) arrange your schedule so you have time to exercise 6 days a week. The workout itself doesn't have to be intense or too specified in when you're starting to get back into shape, just make sure you make the time to do something. That's a huge step in the right direction.

I usually do cardio 3-4 times a week every other day, and do weights on the days in between. I also do 1 full rest day to let my body recover. Lately I've been starting a 20 week training program to get back into track running shape with the goal of getting fast enough to potentially race the mile (1600m) competitively. I kinda have a lot of other stuff going on so I'm not sure how far I'll get into the training, but we'll see.

Right now I'm just building my endurance base by running 3-4 miles every other day at an 8:15 - 9:15 pace, and doing lighter weights in long reps on the days in between. Annnd, now I'm getting into some track nerdery so I'll stop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Last note: I will back Vball up about the boob thing. Boobs are really annoying when trying to work out. The only salvation I've found is to buy really good specialized sports bras that can lock them in place as much as possible while I run around.

VballChick PMS
05-25-2010, 03:00 PM
lol I like track nerdery I did it in high school and college! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I thought drinking juice was good, but I guess the sugar intake is bad it's v8 fusion and it has "my daily dose of veggies and fruits" I drink more juice than water so I need to knock it off and start on a water only thing again and with the water intake thing yea I'm confused about that too cause I heard 8 cups but I've also heard as much as possible, but I've also seen cases where people die by drinking too much.


The crappy thing right now is I have acute Osgood-Schlatter disease and my knees have really been killing me lately so I haven't been able to do as much cardio as I need or want to do. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

(for those who don't know what Osgood-Schlatter disease is I provided a link.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood-Schlatter_disease

tibbsy07
05-25-2010, 03:45 PM
Try swimming or biking for a great low-impact cardio routine. After track in high school my ankles and knees hurt often when I run. I had to go to a running store and have them help me pick a shoe that worked.

As far as water, 2 liters is about the maximum you need a day. There are varying theories out there, but in general, from what I've found 2 liters is a good target. You'll get a lot from other sources, too, but to be honest if you drink 2 liters a day you probably won't want too many other sources. Other sources often have a lot of sugar in them... Not so good. Sugar and caffeine are bad when trying to hydrate.

One good option I heard recently, and I can't be certain of it's validity, is that white tea is a good way to get hydrated without sugars/etc. but without the boring-factor of water. You could make a large pitcher of unsweetened white tea and drink that.

And to die from over-watering yourself, you need to be drinking gallons a day. Aim for 2 liters over the course of the day and you'll be good to go.

Gypsyfly PMS
05-25-2010, 03:48 PM
Typically I sit in front of the computer and stare real hard and do nothing else for a few weeks till the pounds just fall off.

Other than that I'm trying to drink more water, walk/bike everywhere instead of take elevators or drive. Running works too but like some have mentioned already my boobs don't want to cooperate most of the time. I'm thinking duct tape may work.

Magiz
05-25-2010, 05:15 PM
Good luck with anything you try. I added a link to my previous post. It might help you get a better idea of the amount of water you might need.

You may also want to speak with a specialist, or possibly get in touch with a personal trainer if you're really serious about working out. There's other things I could suggest that have helped us out a lot, but that was a very big personal choice and requires a good knowledge of food and research.

icrash
05-26-2010, 07:14 AM
Cycling may help the knees, it did mine anyway. There's only a couple of things to watch for so the knees don't catch the abuse; cleat position if you ride clipless pedals & pushing too hard of a gear.

Axon14
05-26-2010, 01:01 PM
I worked as a personal trainer for some time, and I agree with what has been said so far.

Rhoulette makes an excellent point about cutting out sugar and processed white flour entirely. Processed flour and breads are virtually equivalent to sugar on the glycemic index (white bread is actually higher than sugar) and their calories do nothing for your body. Some white breads can actually prevent diabetic reactions in type 2 sufferers because of its incredible ability to spike blood sugar and insulin levels. Stay away.

It's not hard to just eat wheat bread, but look carefully at the ingredients of your chosen bread - many wheat bread products include high fructose corn syrup and other not so healthy ingredients. I use sandwich thins. Very tasty.

Also important is to lower your sodium intake per day. Sodium is a silent killer. Eating too much of it can easily lead to high blood pressure, which makes your heart work harder, and ultimately puts you at greater risk for heart disease. So: sushi is okay, sushi with globs of soy sauce, not so much. And you'd be shocked as to how much salt is in many foods.

As to drinks, stick to water. Each person is different as to how much they need to consume per day. You can usually tell by the color of your urine, but it is not a 100% dispositive test. Still: clear or lightly yellow okay; neon yellow no good, drink more water.

Many of the people I have trained who had trouble sticking with it did well with boxing routines and class room training, because the social aspects of the class keeps them coming back (they don't want to be embarrassed only going once in a while or not showing up, etc). Boxing is fun, intensive, and gets a lot of stress out. Most people enjoy it.

As to toning up: what works for most ladies is cardio, light weight training (essentially a proxy cardiovascular work out and not designed to build larger muscles - can use weights, a nautilus, or kettle bells), eating right and consistency. It's just that simple. I think a spin class or 40 minutes on a bike would be good for you, and then mix it in with some boxing or kickboxing to avoid being bored to death.