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  • I do HIIT twice a week between lifting days and I try for atleast 1 day of steady state cardio in my regime. I also walk a couple of miles everyday at work during my break. So for me 3 days heavy lifting, 2 days Insanity, 1 day of either a long run or if the weather is bad I have a spin bike and do a spin class of some…
  • I have a loved one that is strongly considering the VSG. If you don't mind... could you share some more in depth reasoning as to why you feel like it was a mistake for you? If it's too personal I understand.
  • Congrats on the loss! 2lbs a week is tough and aggressive. All losses even the incremental ones add up to big results eventually.
  • Yea mix it up. Cut cardio back to 3 days a week and add in a couple of resistance days to preserve muscle mass maybe a stretch day. I love cardio but anymore then 2-3 times a week it started to become a burden.
  • Yep Insanity for me. Also T25 and Body Beast are great. P90X3 is good for a beginner program. They just recently added Hard Corps 22 and Core De Force which are also fun programs. So much on there. Between BeachBody and Les Mills on Demand I have all the workouts I could ever do
  • I sure "feel old" when running. It's a humbling unpleasant absolutely horrible hour of my weekly regime. But I still do it because of the benefits. B)
  • If it's truly a vice for you then yea just get rid of it. For me it's Doritos. I can't have them.. I'll eat the whole bag in 1 sitting. I just can't stop they are so good, so I don't buy them. Stuff like PB and Almonds are really easy to over indulge on because of how calorie dense they are.
  • Yes T25 is a great program for beginners. The modifier is available for you if the moves are too hard. The goal is to work your way up to the level of moves that Shaun T does. The Mon-Fri schedule includes a double Friday. You can instead opt to do that 2nd workout on Sat instead if that works better for you. Keep doing…
  • I've never really been able to find that happy medium point to stay at. When I'm lean enough to see my abs and I like how I look in the mirror I feel weak and tired. When I'm heavier I feel puffy, slow, and bloated. I recently did a 15lbs bulk and I didn't enjoy the feeling of eating in a surplus or having the extra weight…
  • 1- Running... hate it... but I do it once a week anyway 2- Planks... pure torture 3- Dead lifts... so beneficial but yet so undesirable 4- Barbell Squats... by far the most intimating of all the exercises I've done.
  • Well I'm an after work workout guy. If it's a weights day I usually opt for some sort of protein before my workout so like a chicken tender or beef jerky. On cardio days I do something like cheese and crackers. Just enough to give me a boost and taking my preworkout on an empty stomach makes me a little queasy.
  • Yep. Same thing for me. As soon as I feel a cold coming on I take a few days off, get plenty of sleep and just let my body fight it off and it's over with in a week. In the past I've continued my workouts and the cold lingered on for weeks and I ended up with walking pneumonia and whooping cough
  • I found the P.H.U.L program and App to be just as good and well designed as the SL 5x5. I do kind of a hybrid of both programs now
  • P90X3, T25, Insanity Max 30 all have modifiers that are on screen in case you can't do the main exercises. Personally I started with T25 and did it all 3 phases numerous times before moving on to Insanity and then Body Beast and P90X. Thing with T25 though is the first phase (Alpha) is a bigtime assault on the legs and…
  • On the PHUL program I'm doing Wed, Sat and Sun are supposed to be rest days. But I can't force myself to rest that much. So Wed usually ends up being an active rest light cardio day, Sat is a heavy cardio day and Sunday is a true rest day for me.
  • Well those programs couldn't be anymore drastically different. Core de Force is MMA based HIIT training and Hammer and Chisel is a structured resistance program. If you want muscle toning and development H&C is the correct answer of these two. H&C does have some cardio but nothing like CDF does. For the record I think Body…
  • Whenever I'm going for a new PR I always throw on: Trenches - Pop Evil Song really gets me pumped up B)
  • Being on creatine I have days where my body is releasing the water weight and yea wow.. I can be in the bathroom 10-12 times throughout them. Normally though I have my 3:00am wake up to go and that's about it out of the normal.
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  • Currently doing PHUL with some cardio mixed in on the Wednesday and Sat "off days". I'm only in week 2 so I can't say how effective it is yet. I was doing a push/pull/legs regimen before and I seemed to have hit a wall in PR's and plateaued so I'm trying a new approach. If PHUL doesn't work I will try the 5/3/1 next.
  • Current Weight: 186lbs Current 1RM: 245 (barely) :s
  • When I 1st started getting back into shape I took up T25. The first day (Alpha Cardio) is an all out assault on the lower body. The next morning I had to scoot up and down the stairs in my house. On my butt. I couldn't even raise my legs to step level. It was ridiculous. I figured.. well day 2 probably won't be lower…
  • I find for me A skips actually add up the steps quicker because of the hopping aspect. If not that you could do high knees and take little steps. At least for my step tracker it counts them. Any chance you can get a stationary bike or something like that? Mine also detects the revolutions on the bike as steps. If you can…
  • Congrats. I actually enjoy being sore. I know it's technically is not an indication of anything other then you used your muscles in a way they weren't used too...but for me it's kind of like a badge of honor. Especially after a few years of routine exercise it's very rare for me to actually get sore. I started PHUL last…
  • T25 Alpha is really an all out assault on the lower body. I tweaked an achilles the 1st time I tried getting through that phase. Never had any knee issues though. Maybe move on to a program a little less savage on the lower body. P90X3 is much more well rounded as far as the BeachBody programs go.
  • Well they are structured very differently. As you know Pump is high reps at low weight where as Beast is more of a progressive set structure with low, medium, and heavy weight. I would say Beast will make you stronger and able to lift heavier, where as pump is great for conditioning and stamina. So I guess whatever your…
  • Well for the deadlift and squats maybe you could go all Rocky 4 style and pick up some big logs or something? ;)
  • I do them but with dumbbells... much safer ;)
  • Well with the criteria you're giving here I guess P90X would be my suggestion if you have a pull up bar. Some of the videos use dumbbells though. If you are looking strength training with absolutely no equipment the choices are going to be pretty slim. Most of the programs use some sort of dumbbells/pull up bars etc.…
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