cardio for beginner fatties?

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  1. BLoG

    BLoG Scented Meat

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    what's the best?

    I've been jogging/walking but my legs just don't seem to want to cooperate. When i do anything but walk vigorously, my knees/shins start yelling.

    I think I'm gonna get a bike. What should I do in addition/instead?
     
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    phyphoestilic New Member

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    elliptical at gym?
     
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    Swimming or water aerobics causes zero impact on the joints but is great cardio.

    I personally use the bikes at the gym.
     
  4. BLoG

    BLoG Scented Meat

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    I just want a bike for the hell of it (i mean a real bike to ride outside). Should i depend on that for my cardio, or should i think about an exercise bike / elliptical machine?
     
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    I think it's worth joining a gym and using a bike/elliptical/water aerobics :dunno:

    Stick with little to no impact cardio like that until you lose a bit more weight, and if you do continue running the worst possible thing you could do is run on pavement. Find a track at a local school, treadmill is better, etc.
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    gym will change your life, the convenience of having everything there will make things much more motivating and easy. You will lose fat more efficiently through weightlifting as well. Not that difficult to find an extra $35 a month. Do it if you got one near you.
     
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    exactly.
     
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    BLoG Scented Meat

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    There is a little gym nearby. Maybe i will check them out. I mean it's seriously a tiny little strip mall storefront place. But it is only 3 blocks away.

    The nearest UBERGYM is far :o
     
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    oh, and I'm married :o

    I think my wife MIGHT be into the gym idea but maybe not :o
     
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    If you're over 200lbs get a mountain bike and put road tires on it. Heavy people cause road bike parts to break more often.
     
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    Harden the fuck up
     
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    its going to be hard to ride a bike with that dick up your butt. man up and go to the gym.
     
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    ok i bought a bike

    rode hard for 30 minutes in 95 degree heat

    and now i think i am going to die
     
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    anyone have any links to info on running on pavement? i've been running on pavement for the last year, 3 miles a day 4-5 days a week. i have no joint pain at all really so far. am i in for a world of hurt?? i like where i run :(
     
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    Google it, plenty of links came up :dunno:

    I know that's definitely what contributed to my multiple stress fractures, and every PT I've had or doctor I ever went to for my bone scans, MRI's etc. told me that was one of the worst things I can do. But, the pain/damage [if any] is also relative to what kind of terrain and how much you're actually doing it, some people may have no problems at all :dunno:

    Particularly for this guys case, I would avoid it until he loses more weight because that creates even more impact.
     
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    yeah believe me i ain't running on pavement or otherwise.

    Maybe when/if i get under 200lbs
     
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    http://c25k.com/

    Edit: that's a legit site, even though it looks like some bullshit spam link heh
     
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    not true at all.

    what kind of bike did you end up buying? and keep it up man, if you didnt opt to get a cyclocomputer, keep riding for time, then start worrying about distance etc. have fun!
     
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    in the beginning, doesnt matter what you are doing as long as you are sweating. Get your heartrate up and focus on getting your nutrition in line.
    The quicker you get the food right, the quicker you will get the gains.
     
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    :werd: Just do something. If you have the motivation to keep doing "something" then start researching, upping the intensity, etc.

    By ramping up your activity level slowly you're more likely to stick with it.

    Make sure you plan your schedule around being healthy!
     
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    I got a Giant mountain bike
    i test rode a few and liked the this one the best.

    Will probably switch to road tires eventually though :o

    I got a 2xl size frame, which was a HUGE improvement over the XLs i was testing
     
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    Giant makes a good bike.
     
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    BLoG Scented Meat

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    I've got this food thing worked out to a plan i know I can do forever. I love to cook, and I can't bring myself to do the whole chicken breast / egg white / brown rice / protein shake life.


    Basically, I'm eating oatmeal for breakfast (or cereal with a banana), a light lunch of fruit or possibly a 6" turkey sub (wheat bread, no mayo), and for dinner I cook a protein and veggies and sometimes a starch. I usually put a decent amount of work into my food, but I've been keeping it lighter. No more butter or cream sauces. Nothing slathered in cheese.

    I don't go back for seconds anymore.

    Already my stomach feels full after eating much less (after just a week of changing my eating habits)

    I don't eat after 8-9pm (go to bed at midnight)

    I don't eat any kind of super-processed food.

    I don't drink soft drinks (never have, really)
     
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    Should i go do cardio before dinner or after?

    Or should i do it in the morning?

    Or both? :wtc:
     
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    Right now i'm leaning toward fasted morning cardio for best fat loss. I'm sure i'll change my opinion in a couple of months.

    I don't do cardio though
     
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