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I've lost almost 60 pounds and significantly improved my health in the last year. I'm a nutrition and fitness nerd, and I'm always interested in learning more.


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answered Help understanding my weight loss results
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accepted Home exercises for training for indoor rock climbing
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comment Home exercises for training for indoor rock climbing
I agree with you on all points, but I'm more specifically asking about home exercises. I also feel that my set of home exercises tends to exercise less useful muscles for climbing. (Eg I think my triceps are enormously stronger than my biceps from thousands of pushups.) The black diamond trainer looks pretty interesting. I do think my grip strength is weak, and they're pretty cheap.
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comment What kind of cardio exercises can be performed without a gym or fitness equipment?
I know you said no equipment, but packing a jump rope shouldn't take up too much space in your luggage and is pretty good cardio.
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comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
@JohnP That said, some conditions like hypothyroidism can contribute to obesity and make losing weight extremely difficult. My mother has struggled with this for years, and getting treatment really improved her life.
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comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
@JohnP It's easy to let the perfect be the enemy of the good: most of the advice I've seen in all these answers is not exactly controversial. No one is saying she should take up Crossfit or run a marathon. The suggestions seem to range from "eat healthier" to "eat somewhat less" to "go on brief walks". It's conceivable that this could be bad advice for some obese people, but it sounds like Michelle is unlikely to seek medical help due to financial/insurance limits. Those are can be very real, especially for parents.
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answered How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
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comment Back pain when coughing
I'd also add that looking at muscle charts is a godsend for focused back pain management. You can precisely target exercises and stretches to the affected muscles with a few Google searches. The iMuscle app for iOS is also great for this.