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LockieEP:
As someone that for most of life (post 20s) has been carrying excess timber which was made worse by a few years of not playing the game I realise I cant get away with hiding in first slip all afternoon etc.

So any other middle aged players out there with some top tips?   In theory its straight forward; eat less, eat better and move more - the challenge is actually doing it and more importantly sticking to it. I have never been into running but dont mind a bit of cycling......

time to shape up or take up Umpiring!

SouthpawMark:
Same boat. Change your drink of choice from beer to G&T, and make sure you field next to a super keen late teen/early 20s fielding whizz.

Have also ordered a Hydrow, but will likely be a fad.

Jimbo:
If you're carrying a bit of weight, low impact exercises are your friend.

Swimming, cycling, crosstrainer will all put less stress on your joints than running. Another alternative is using a treadmill with a steep incline setting and walking at a brisk pace, much less impact but it'll get your heart rate up just as quick as jogging will.

DiscoStu:
High intensity interval training, gives you far more bang for your buck and gives you time to do other things. You can do it off YouTube at home (Joe Wicks for example) or do it as part of cardio exercise outdoors or down the gym. That will get you fitter.
If you want to lose weight then look at your diet. The saying goes you can't out-train a poor diet. Find something you can work to even if you're tired, busy, injured on holiday etc. and it doesn't have to be too complicated. I've been using intermittent fasting throughout the last year and managed to shed a stone but it's not for everybody I know. 5-2 diet, WW etc. are all good as long as you can stick to it.
For flexibility then yoga or similar, again YouTube is your friend here for guidance but the local gym will have beginners classes which will have people from all ages, not just 60+ women!
For fat loss the simple fact is you have to use up more calories than you put in so if you reduce the crap going in and work out regularly then you will see results in a few weeks.

LockieEP:

--- Quote from: DiscoStu on April 26, 2021, 12:36:52 PM ---High intensity interval training, gives you far more bang for your buck and gives you time to do other things. You can do it off YouTube at home (Joe Wicks for example) or do it as part of cardio exercise outdoors or down the gym. That will get you fitter.
If you want to lose weight then look at your diet. The saying goes you can't out-train a poor diet. Find something you can work to even if you're tired, busy, injured on holiday etc. and it doesn't have to be too complicated. I've been using intermittent fasting throughout the last year and managed to shed a stone but it's not for everybody I know. 5-2 diet, WW etc. are all good as long as you can stick to it.
For flexibility then yoga or similar, again YouTube is your friend here for guidance but the local gym will have beginners classes which will have people from all ages, not just 60+ women!
For fat loss the simple fact is you have to use up more calories than you put in so if you reduce the crap going in and work out regularly then you will see results in a few weeks.

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Thanks - have started this week to cut down (with aim of eliminating) the crap I eat....I dont really drink so not an issue. Having plenty of water . Will start cycling and walking each day - just 20 to 30 mins to start with. Ashamed to say my lads have a treadmill and I am over the maximum weight for it  :o

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