blambo61 wrote: »
When in high school eons ago, I decided to do 1000 bench reps with just a bar (45lbs) at home. I started out at sets of 100, then 50 and on down. I wore myself out so bad that I struggled to push that up and therefore I had a hard time getting up off the floor since I couldn't even support my body weight! That was crazy. I did do the 1000 reps.
amflautist wrote: »
@brendagaudette Only girl to do it - I LOVE that!!! I love all stories of girls with grit and spunk. My daughter (the tall one in my picture) still lists one of her proudest achievements as beating all the boys in arm wrestling when she was in 3rd grade.
(In middle school, I remember my feeling of accomplishment when I learned to climb the rope right up to the top of the gymnasium. But I wasn't the only girl to do it. In high school, I used situps to control my menstrual cramps. 100, 150, whatever it took. Always worked.)
brendagaudette wrote: »
Walked 5 miles on my treadmill this morning...3 mph for 5 minutes then 3.5 mph for 5 minutes and it took me 92 minutes total
Vanguard1 wrote: »
Here are a couple of thoughts I have had while in this group, concerning OMAD and exercise; I was leery on whether or not to share them, but here it goes. Most in this group are trying to drop weight (a few are maintaining) and that is a great goal. I also assume that another goal we all share is to look good, and that is where my concern comes in. It is recommended to limit exercise while on OMAD, the less exercise, the faster the weight comes off. By doing this, you will lose the weight, by having a decrease in both Body Fat (BF) and Lean Muscle Mass (LMM), with an end result of being at a goal weight, with a BF% that is the same as the larger version of ourselves. The traits that we are after to look good (muscle definition, toned, visible abs) come from a lower BF%, not from being skinny. So I always recommend a strength training program with any weight loss program. This will ensure that the maximum amount of LMM is preserved (you will lose some) during the weight loss. You cannot build muscle in a calorie deficit, the goal of strength training is to not to add muscle, but to try not to lose as much muscle. It may (big may in my opinion) slow down your weight loss, but the end result of a leaner body will be worth it. Common fears are "I don't want to bulk up"; you won't, no one accidently gets bulky, it is a deliberate process involving eating at a calorie surplus. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and would love to help anyone who wants more info on a program for them, just shoot me a message. If you don't agree, no sweat, continue OMAD and loosing weight, you are all doing great and motivating me on a daily basis!!
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