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  • delicious_cocktaildelicious_cocktail Member Posts: 5,834 Member Member Posts: 5,834 Member
    I got caught assuming due to all my military friends who can still run 6 minute miles..drunk...while smoking a pack a cigarettes...and laugh at me while I am trying to keep up.

    <- former air force, I got out of shape in the military.

    ETA: will stop hijacking now. :-/
  • QuietBloomQuietBloom Member, Premium Posts: 5,414 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,414 Member
    All good points. But there is more than one way to skin a cat.

    I do not lift heavy in the gym, I do kettlebell workouts. Involves lots of core work. I don't do any specific abdominal work at all. And I do lots of cardio, because I love it (running) and it helps me increase my calorie debt if I so desire. AND it decreases my appetite.

    You're right, there is more than one way.

    You still activate your muscles and eat at a calorie deficit. Those are the the main keys to success.

    Heheh. Please see my edited post. After I posted this, I realized it came out wrong.
  • usmcmpusmcmp Member, Premium Posts: 21,291 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,291 Member
    All good points. But there is more than one way to skin a cat.

    I do not lift heavy in the gym, I do kettlebell workouts. Involves lots of core work. I don't do any specific abdominal work at all. And I do lots of cardio, because I love it (running) and it helps me increase my calorie debt if I so desire. AND it decreases my appetite.

    You're right, there is more than one way.

    You still activate your muscles and eat at a calorie deficit. Those are the the main keys to success.

    Heheh. Please see my edited post. After I posted this, I realized it came out wrong.

    :laugh: No hard feelings! I knew what you were getting at. :flowerforyou:
  • Wabbit05Wabbit05 Member Posts: 439 Member Member Posts: 439 Member
    Great reminder! Bump
  • Reinventing_MeReinventing_Me Member Posts: 1,070 Member Member Posts: 1,070 Member
    Great! Bump!
  • Iron_DuchessIron_Duchess Member Posts: 436 Member Member Posts: 436 Member
    Awesome info and link!! Thanks.
  • KellySue67KellySue67 Member Posts: 1,006 Member Member Posts: 1,006 Member
    bump! Love it!
  • jardimgirljardimgirl Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    are there other things i may do instead of lifting, because i don't have equipment or a gym membership (yet)? are exercises using bodyweight ok?
  • auddiiauddii Member Posts: 15,374 Member Member Posts: 15,374 Member
    are there other things i may do instead of lifting, because i don't have equipment or a gym membership (yet)? are exercises using bodyweight ok?
    There are several bodyweight programs. Look at you are your own gym and convict conditioning. The main thing is to not stagnate in your lifting routine. A progressive program works best, and there are lots of variations to make exercises harder (or easier when you're starting out). I know for sure those programs have a progression, but I'm sure there are lots of others.
  • cakebatter07cakebatter07 Member Posts: 821 Member Member Posts: 821 Member
    Thanks for the advice OP. :flowerforyou: One of my main vanity goals is to get a nice (flat) stomach this year. I think it will happen. :smile:
  • vjohn04vjohn04 Member Posts: 2,320 Member Member Posts: 2,320 Member
  • Holly_Roman_EmpireHolly_Roman_Empire Member Posts: 4,439 Member Member Posts: 4,439 Member
    I got caught assuming due to all my military friends who can still run 6 minute miles..drunk...while smoking a pack a cigarettes...and laugh at me while I am trying to keep up.

    <- former air force, I got out of shape in the military.

    ETA: will stop hijacking now. :-/

    Ditto. Reached my highest weight in the AF. I was more in shape while I was doing marching band in college! Ha!
  • ImanidoImanido Member Posts: 191 Member Member Posts: 191 Member
    Great thread! I am dying for a nice 6 packs, it will take a life time but I will get there!
  • wheirdwheird Member Posts: 7,987 Member Member Posts: 7,987 Member
    Bookmarked for future referencing. :)

    I love this post. Very to the point and something we all need to read once in awhile.
  • fitmomhappymomfitmomhappymom Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    bump for later...love this!
  • Topsking2010Topsking2010 Member Posts: 2,318 Member Member Posts: 2,318 Member
    Great post!!!
  • sklarboddssklarbodds Member Posts: 608 Member Member Posts: 608 Member
    Bookmarking this for myself. My stomach is my #1 goal. It's getting there, but this is a much better detailed plan to follow! Well done!

    I especially loved the TDEE calculator, thanks!
  • HANGRYFEEDMEHANGRYFEEDME Member Posts: 89 Member Posts: 89
    Same here when I was AD AF i reached my highest weight as well....they might PT you but you learn nothing about nutrition...great post USMC.
  • in4nomzin4nomz Member Posts: 230 Member Posts: 230
    So true!! More people need to know these things.
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