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by Onlyethic
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing fat
Replies: 16
Views: 11653

Just lose it

It seems to me that you're really, really over-thinking this. Getting in shape is about prioritizing goals. Your first goal is to lose fat, so just do that. The equation is simple: expend (burn) more calories than you eat, on a daily basis. Forget interval training, forget anaerobic workouts, forget...
by Onlyethic
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teenage gymnast w/mental block
Replies: 9
Views: 9172

BH Block

Have you considered that your daughter doesn't want to be a gymnast or a cheerleader? It may be a strange or difficult thing to hear, but it's something you should ask yourself before you keep pushing her. You said you and your wife and athletes and "don't condone quitting." Why not? You have to qui...
by Onlyethic
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 43757

Bodyweight revisited

I've been rethinking bodyweight the past few days. I injured my knees so I haven't been running (would otherwise be 4 days/wk running) and have concentrated on bodyweight exercise. Ironman, who is one of the more outspoken on the subject, has a real point. It is not the path to getting big. But ther...
by Onlyethic
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 43757

VMO etc

thanks stuward. I've done something similar to the Step Up but have always been concerned about sheering force on my knees. This looks a bit better than what i did. I suppose also there's a discipline issue with continuing to work with the problem instead of just ignoring it and doing pushups. Time ...
by Onlyethic
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 43757

Bodyweight and the pesky legs

I have found that my legs are "underserved" by my bodyweight workouts. Not just my legs either, but my lower back and hip flexors as well. Basically the whole apparatus that keeps you walking in a correct, upright manner. The real trouble for me is that I have patellafemoral syndrome-- an imbalance ...
by Onlyethic
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 43757

THanks for the responses, I...

generally agree with all of what's said. I have found that I'm more fit than when I just in the gym (though, to be honest, I was doing a proper workout in the gym). I also find that I push myself much harder with just bodyweight. The problem is the plateau. As one of the response's mentioned (Ironma...
by Onlyethic
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight training
Replies: 58
Views: 43757

Body weight training

Hello all, I've been doing body weight training for a while now. I haven't stepped in a gym for a year and have seen myself get much stronger, though maybe not as perfectly formed as could be. I run, do pushups (with many variations), pull ups, dips, one-legged squats, sand-sprinting, decline situps...
by Onlyethic
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: The Holy Grail: Losing fat and gaining muscle
Replies: 36
Views: 89259

Losing the last of it

Hey, sounds like you're doing everything right. There are a few things to keep in mind: 1. You're at the most difficult point of weight loss-- the last part. It's similar to improving an exam score: very easy to go from 70% to 90%, but going from 95% to 98% is much more difficult. The rub: be patien...