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I think this is a case where some strength work on the machines can help your dad build up enough basic strength to support his weight to the point where he can do push-ups. The thing is he is going to have to start a bit slower and build up momentum from there. 60 isn't that old, but if he's completely detrained he will likely fatigue pretty quickly. For ...


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First, if you need to lose weight, don't plan on doing it quickly as that approach typically ends in yo-yo dieting where you lose then gain it all back. Rather, plan on a change in lifestyle that includes sensible eating and exercise for the long term. Losing more than 1 to 2 pounds per week can be excessive and result in muscle loss as well.


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Let's look at the positives: Very high rep work will get you strong, and burn fat. High frequency training (5 days in a row) also accelerate burning fat. Chin ups build great lats, and are a great compound exercise 200 push ups will build solid triceps, chest, and shoulders (front delts) Next, the negatives: Only 10 minutes of cycling for the lower ...


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in a first time, we cannot tell you how much you can / should loss in a week / month, that depend of many variables. After that, one of the best way is this : Remove sodas of your alimentation. Remove all candy or sweet bar if there is. Restrict the sugar intake (remind that, all things containing flour, is a glucose intake, pasta and rice too) ...


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If you are seeking to reduce your "belly" then the workout you have been given will not be enough to achieve your objective. It really depends on what you want to achieve. Cardio alone will help you achieve your objective of losing the "belly". But the most effective way to gain strength and muscle whilst losing the fat is to do circuit training. You ...


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Doing abs exercises will not 'reduce' your belly. Targeted exercises don't magically burn more fat in a particular body part. However, it will build abdominal muscles. If you're looking to lose weight in your stomach then you simply need to find a way to burn more calories than you take in so you lose weight in general. Typically cardio exercises are ...


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Achieving any kind of goal includes hard work. Doing a lot of reps with low weights is exactly what you have to do to be 'toned' not over muscly. If you feel like running is good for you no one will hold you not to do it. However saying that you planning on loosing about 14kg you should really considering your diet. You can loose a lot of weight by speeding ...


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Here are few tips that you can follow to loose weight as well as gain some muscles. Have small meals 4-5 times a day. Do intense cardio 3-4 times a week. Do intense weight training 3-4 times a week. Instead of 30 mins of cardio do, 2 15mins sessions. Continue to up your weight. Hope these tips are useful for you. Do revert me back your opinion


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Generally, you should identify which exercise is more in line with your goals, and do that one first. For instance, as rowers, my team will row first, and lift after. This allows us to perform the row at 100%, while the lift, performed while tired, lacks some intensity and focus. In your case, it would seem like lifting is more in line with your goals, as ...


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What I am able to understand from your question is that you want to be shredded, and if that is correct then I think your approach is wrong. I will forever be eating a calorie deficit as I cant see myself ever being happy with my body until I'm shredded as (eat about 1500 cals a day) You need to get calories to perform daily activities let alone ...


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Load bearing exercises combined with a proper diet have been demonstrated to reduce and in some cases reverse bone density losses. Women especially need to be aware of this as decreased bone density can lead to osteoporosis, which impacts women much more than men. Additionally, one of the biggest predictors of hospitalisation and poor health in later life ...


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Your breakfast sounds well. Some berries, banana and a protein shake sound excellent as in right proportions it won't make you feel too full, but will give you the energy for the most part of the day. I try not to eat at least an hour before and after a work out. I might have a small portion of a protein shake right after a work out as it helps muscle to ...


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It is necessary not to give up. Keep on with your weight lifting. However do not forget about a good cardio exercise. Even if your goal is to gain some muscle weight.


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One of the best alternatives to traditional carbs (rice, pasta, bread) is quinoa and beans, which is what I call "the completely balanced foods", because it possess a good amount of carbohydrates, proteins variety of nutrients which makes it a great food if you want to slowly wean out how much carbs you are eating.\ Any time I want to cut a little bit more ...


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The short answer is that the science is not completely understood, as every individual has a unique physiology and no 2 people respond to fat/carb intake the same way as far as what their body is burning for fuel. The rough estimate that works for most people is that somewhere around the max aerobic heart rate (180 - your age is a pretty good estimate) your ...


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It depends what you want to get from your workouts. Here's a general way of thinking about it: As you increase time you have between exercises (up to, say, 5 minutes) your muscles can perform better in consecutive exercises because they have recovered more from the stresses of the previous exercise. This may mean that your muscles can gain more from each ...


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1.5 stones is about 21 lbs (I had to look it up). That's a lot of weight, but not completely impossible. The danger that comes from extreme calorie drops has to do with making sure your body has enough of the right stuff to keep itself happy. You will typically lose a lot more weight when you first start off, and then the progress will begin to taper. To ...


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0% or 2% Fage Greek Yogurt. Grilled chicken. Steamed/baked veggies. Whey, water, and a blender bottle. Tuna fish, just you, the can, and the fork. There's really no easy way to have very low body fat. For me anyway, when I start getting near 10%, my willpower goes out the window. But I also don't care that much and 10-15% is fine for me. It's just not ...


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I did about 500 per day combined with a restricted food intake over some period of time and lost about 25 pounds. Here is the deal. I went to prison & only had muscle&fitness mags & men's health to study. This was my formula I discovered that worked four me... 200lbs 6`0=over weight now 173 & nicely baring a cut/tone. Take your body ...


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Trying to lose weight by running while you are that much overweight is a bad idea because your joints will be under way too much stress, try swimming for cardio combined with some mild weight lifting to encourage muscle gain and a lower calorie diet. Once you drop your weight below 27 BMI get Roman Chair (Hyper Extension Bench). That will cost you ...


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Before I give out pointers, I quickly calculated your Body Mass Index and it came out with 22.7 which is in the Normal Weight range. Personally, your weight to height ratio sounds just about right, I don't think you are actually overweight as how you justified in your question. But I will go ahead and give you advice. Two months is not a long time - ...


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Based on the information provided and your name, I'm going to make some assumptions (required to provide a wild guess at maintenance Calories). My assumptions used to fill in the blanks for a calorie calculator are: Female (based on name, body weight, adjectives used in the question) About 25 years old (default on the calculator, calorie requirements go ...


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Yes, its theoretically possible. Are you going to be able to do it? No. It looks like you're deciding to, at the same time, start cutting calories, add in cardio, and begin weightlifting. Even with a will of steel, you aren't going to have the energy to add in these new activities once you're on a deficit. Instead, start by maintaining your current diet, ...


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Rapid weight loss means losing more than 2 to 3 lbs. a week, explains Hall. Most often diet pills, patches or creams, as well as weight loss workout plan that greatly restrict your calorie intake will result in rapid weight loss. There are several disadvantages of rapid weight loss. Disadvantages of rapid weight loss Often regain weight, may be more than ...


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I feel meanderingmoose's answer is too vague to be useful. I believe that you should Set a long term goal Set several intermediate goals that are realistic Record your progress Revise your goals every say 2-4 weeks As an example, you might say: Ultimate goal Lose 20lbs by Summer 2015 Intermediate Goal: I want to be able to run until the counter says ...


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There are three very simple things you need to know for losing weight: EAT LESS--DRINK MORE WATER--EXERCISE MORE Running is a great way to lose weight but you won't only be losing fat you'll lose water weight at first; then you'll be losing both fat and muscle. I ran on 5.4 for 25-30min with 1min walking before 1min walking after so I would get off at ...


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Another suggestion that has worked for me specifically when running on a treadmill (although I am certainly not running at the speeds you indicate) is to remove the time indicator from your frame of reference. Just block the time indicator so that you are not obsessing over the time (be this lay a towel over the treadmill time, or remove the clock from your ...


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You've acknowledged that it is a mental barrier you are facing. The most effective strategy here is going to be to break through it mentally. You say you "usually for some reason...just get off", well, in all honesty, my advice is simply to not get off. Recognize when you are approaching this point that there will be pressure from your body to stop, then ...


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One suggestion could be to swap to another form of cardio following the treadmill. I do 30 minutes on a rowing machine at the start of my workout and 30 minutes on the treadmill at the end of the session. If you were to alternate between two machines, doing your 15-20 minutes on each, would that be enough to stave off the boredom? Also, I listen to ...


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Once again, people mistake correlation for causation. Your body is very capable of adjusting, and you won't "retain" water for any longer than it takes the body to process the extra sodium out of the body. It's a very transitory process. If you would like to read some literature, here are two studies, one on acute ingestion of sodium and phosphate, and one ...


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While I agree with Greg, I did some digging and came up with this information: An extra 400 milligrams of sodium in your body results in a 2-pound weight increase. Now, to me, this statistic is questionable, as the author does not site a source, and 2 pounds seems like a lot for that amount, but I cannot find any other discussion which offers a number, so ...


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One of the major things you will notice with alcohol consumption (more specifically liquor) is that: Decrease/Lack of appetite Dehydration This will destroy your gains considerably if you think importantly about nutrient timing. If you are dedicated to your craft, you know that eating every 2.5-3 hours is optimal to maintain metabolism. Once you start ...



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