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FitClub
« on: September 03, 2017, 01:29:42 PM »

My season is over.

I would normally rest through to Christmas, over indulge - then plan to shift some weight before the start of the season - then the season starts..... and i am heavier than the year before....its a cycle - which needs to be broken. Which WILL be broken.

I am going to do something about it and would welcome anyone who would like to shift 10 pounds or 100 pounds to join in, share tales, meals, highs, lows, what works for you, what doesn't.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 02:14:17 PM »

THAT cycle is vicious and I am trying to break it as well. I don't plan to wait after X-mas holidays to begin the (re-)training process as it is usually too late by then. My plan is to just make the fitness a habit. Over indulgence has not served any purpose in my life. I will set some strength and conditioning goals which I will achieve by next May/June time frame. Here are the areas I will target:

- Overall run time , set 1 mile as a standard and try to improve it.
- Weights lifted for different types of exercises. Deadlifts? Squats? Bench press?
- Proficiency with kettlebell swings with target weights in mind. 27 kg? 40 kg?

Based on experiences of last few years, the key is not wait till next year but set into motion your plan ASAP which means now. :)
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 02:23:04 PM »

I've been keeping it up this year thankfully but to keep it going I've signed up for a 5k mud run in 9 weeks time so going out running more as want under 20-25 mins if poss which will be very tough but a goal to set
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 02:44:23 PM »

I'm about 20 kg over my fighting weight, gained it in the 3 years of marriage with change in country, work schedule, food and laziness.  Result - all sorts of aches and pains in the feet, slow in the field, winded after quick singles, back pain while batting in the nets, retired on 45 with cramps which turned out to be the high water mark this season, dry heaving after batting 10 overs, wanting to retire after 15 overs of batting, being run out in 6 out of 18 innings, etc.  I'm just sick of it.

4 years ago, when I lived in another country, I did the Paleo diet, lifted weights twice a week and did HIIT/sprints on another day and was able to run a 5K in about 26 mins. Want to get back to that level of fitness and then move beyond it.  Started my fitness halfway through this season, Paleo - no junk carbs, hired a trainer, HIIT twice a week, already lost 3 inches around the waist with another 7-8 inches to go to get to my target of 32/33 inches.  Target is to get to this by Christmas and then work on fitness alone (power and quickness) until the start of next season.  In truth, if I get within 2 inches of my target, I'd be chuffed as hell.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 03:07:35 PM »

the key is not wait till next year but set into motion your plan ASAP which means now. :)

I am back on the Vape - hoping to kick the fags.
Looking to kick the booze - probably the hardest one to kick
Working out my goals this afternoon.

5k mud run in 9 weeks time

Thanks a really good idea - set an achievable event to build up to.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 04:26:57 PM »

Slimming world!!!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 05:37:23 PM »

Would completely endorse this.

It may not be sustainable for a very long time (unless you are Redders), but it is an excellent set up and a really good system to get started and follow for a period of time.

Essentially low sugar / low carb diet, but nowhere near as restrictive as many other plans.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 05:57:27 PM »

Would completely endorse this.

It may not be sustainable for a very long time (unless you are Redders), but it is an excellent set up and a really good system to get started and follow for a period of time.

Essentially low sugar / low carb diet, but nowhere near as restrictive as many other plans.


@FattusCattus You mean the Paleo, isn't it?  Agreed, you can eat anything so long as it's not processed, just avoid grains, sugar and vegetable fats, carbs are fine so long as it's from fruit and veggies.  I never count calories and I allow myself dark chocolate whenever I want to taste sugar and have a cheat day (i.e. rice once in a while) but I've managed to quit the fizzy drink habit cold turkey and no pizza either in 8 weeks.

You can eat anything that's on here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-shopping-list/

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Re: FitClub
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 06:18:25 PM »

@Goonie - no, I mean slimming world.

I don;t know what some of the words you used mean, and your version seems a little more restrictive to me, but it could possibly be the same principle.

Take a look at @19reading87  photos, he's sickeningly good at it, but it has worked for me too, and I was a right lardy salad-dodger, but I am beginning to see the light!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 02:28:47 PM »

My start date is the 10th of September - I popped out to Robert Dyas at lunch to get the dreaded tape measure, battery for the scales.

I will not be looking too much into the measurements / weight a goal in the long run - but up until Christmas I will.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 02:35:22 PM »

I follow Slimming World

About 2 and half stone down at the minute but stagnated for a couple of months. Back on it full time now and want another 3 stone off by Christmas (avg 3lb a week).

Then another 3 stone after Christmas for my wedding in July 2018.

In total aiming for 8 and half stone lighter and can't wait!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 03:13:59 PM »

I use a low carb diet. Have done this intermittently for the last 3 years and have found it the most reliable method for me to both lose fat and increase strength

Currently on 2200 calories per day. 35% protein 35% fat 30% carbs. This generally allows me as much lean meat, fish, nuts, fruit and veg as I can eat plus 1 portion of carbs per day - I generally choose oats or occasionally granary bread for a sandwich. Many people choose brown rice. I Top my protein up with shakes. I enjoy this diet because it doesnt stop me eating my favorite foods. Every 10 days or so ill go up to around 3500 calories for a day so my metabolism doesnt get lazy

I train 4-6 times per week, generally 3 weight sessions covering all muscle groups in pairs and then running in the mornings when my legs have recovered.

My own experience is that if you stop putting masses of carbohydrates into your body your body will have to use other energy sources to function. This is when it starts burning fat and using that as energy. Not for everyone im sure but works for me

Good luck when you start whichever methods you choose!


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Re: FitClub
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 03:28:51 PM »

I shifted 10 kilos in around 8-10 weeks last year after coming back from a leg break, just went for the simple calorie calculation approach - worked out how much of a calorie deficit I wanted to run, calculated/guesstimated what foods that meant I could eat on a normal day, and stuck to it during the week (at weekends I just drank/ate what I wanted). Throw some extra exercise I was doing anyway to rehab the leg and it worked exactly to what I'd calculated, I was quite surprised!

18 months on and I've kept the weight off but wavered up and down in fitness terms, partly due to my leg still being slightly iffy for longer than planned. Rubbish season this year, so my plan is to smash it over the winter and put myself in the best position to hit the ground running next year!
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 03:51:31 PM »

I have challenged myself to lose the Dad bod before my birthday in January.
For the first time this summer I didn't feel fit enough to play cricket. That was not a happy place to be.
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Re: FitClub
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »

Yeah!  Pull yer finger out fatty!
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