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Returning to Fitness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark LeGear Jun 9, 2013. 15 Replies

Hi guys, So to cut a long story short, over the past 3 years, I've gone from being 16 stone (around 220lbs), training in Muay Thai, working out every other day with KBs etc, to being close to 23…Continue

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Mark LeGear replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"As you can see there are many opinions on what to do. Do this to gain muscle and lose fat...no no no that will burn more muscle than fat etc etc etc. I have quite a bit of training when it comes to health and fitness nearly completing a masters in…"
Jun 9, 2013
Jason Detwiler replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"HIIT will do you good.  Extended steady state will kill the muscle.  Keep in mind that ultramarathoners already have minimal muscle mass, so losing any of it would be really hard, and they're not trying to gain…"
May 9, 2013
Penelope replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"Can you get the NIH to pay for a few sessions with a nutritionist? And ask your GP how he recommends you lose weight. In the States, you can well on the right track with a few sessions with a personal trainer for under $200."
May 9, 2013
Jirby replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"I'll check that out, thanks."
May 9, 2013
Jason Detwiler replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"Good job! As you progress, consider making a weekly 6-8 hour window to use high GI carbs to awaken your metabolic functions.  4-10 PM works best (must end close to bed time).  Jess Levens above mentions that a keto diet is not a long term…"
May 9, 2013
Jason Detwiler replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"Extended steady state cardio kills muscle. Low calorie dieting kills muscle. Low fat dieting kills muscle. Low calorie low fat dieting with extended steady state cardio kills lots and lots of muscle. My post above, though brief, points to a…"
May 9, 2013
Stephen Cavanaugh replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"Hey C, Since February I've been able to drop about 40 lbs via a combination of diet change and exercise. I generally have 2 hardboiled eggs for breakfast, an Atkins shake for lunch and dinner is meat with salad and lots of veggies. I cut out…"
May 9, 2013
Jirby replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"I was able to drop 35 lbs quickly by going on a ketogenic diet and doing the Insanity program. Keto diet is not a long term solution, but if you want a head start, it's an option. For me dropping that weight was made working out much easier on…"
May 9, 2013
Ross Miller replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"I Agree with the eating, but sometimes that alone is not enough. However, it is a great start. Past that you might want to focus on works outs designed to burn fat vs gain muscle. I'm returning to being an avid cyclist, and I know there are…"
May 8, 2013
Jason Detwiler replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"Start a strength training program with light weights and gradually increase over time. Starting Strength Carb Backloading (http://www.athlete.io) "
May 8, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"Do just what you said, ease into it.  I've been on a hiatus (again) from the gym due to scheduling conflicts with work and my childrens' schedules.  I never seem to have time to hit the weights. However, you should pick a time to…"
May 8, 2013
Serafin replied to Conor O' Sullivan's discussion Returning to Fitness
"I find that the people who are most in danger of putting on massive amounts of weight are those who previously were very active. In high school, I was on sports teams year-round. When I went to college I joined the Judo team and that kept me in…"
May 8, 2013
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Returning to Fitness

Hi guys, So to cut a long story short, over the past 3 years, I've gone from being 16 stone (around 220lbs), training in Muay Thai, working out every other day with KBs etc, to being close to 23 stone (320lbs) and none of the above.Some of this was due to a bad ankle fracture that took a long time to clean up and a long move to the UK which got me right out of any good habits eating wise, etc.Excuses aside, it's high time I got back into this, but I need to ask... how?I still have my (12 and…See More
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