Optimum fat loss? I'm 245 lbs, 6'0", and sick of it, I want to lose the fat. p90x??

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  1. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    I wondering if I will be able to do P90X.. I want to lose a ton of weight..

    I'm not in the best shape muscularly, My legs are strong and my arms are okay, but I don't think I can do a pullup right now to save my life.. to be honest with you..

    Is p90x too advanced for me? Would I even be able to keep up? I don't know that I can do more than 10 pushups before my arms wont let me do any more.


    What other alternatives or programs are there for quick fat loss? I'm open to just a steady regiment of running / lifting too, I just need to know where to start...
     
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    Anything is better than nothing. Its not going to be the recommended routine, but circuit training would be effective.
     
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    I was kind of in your boat when i started working out in september. I was 5'10" at 225lbs. I could only do like 5 pushups and definitely not any pullups. I basically changed my diet a little bit and watched total calories, added some protein shakes and lifted 3x a week. After a couple months i started doing some running and then just recently i started jiu jitsu. I'm down to 200lbs, can do 30 pushups, and 4 pullups (though i just started really working on the pullups about a month ago).

    So to generalize what i did i'd say to read the nutrition sticky, set a calorie goal, do some strength training, and find a cardio activity that you enjoy (for me it was the jiu jitsu).

    edit: Another thing that helped me was setting goals based on performance more so than weight loss. Ie, my goal was to increase lifts every other week or do 5 more pushups in a set, etc. rather than losing Xlbs per week. That way i wasnt getting frustrated if my weight didnt change from one week to the next.
     
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    losing weight has everything to do with the diet, it doesnt matter what the hell you do in terms of working out, just as long as you do something
     
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    www.teamscivation.com

    Granted, it might take 2 weeks to do all the program for you, but it is WELL worth it. I'm following a circut based program right now and it's working awesome. They'll do everything for you, FREE.
     
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    Start exercising today! Don't talk about it, don't say you need to start doing it. START TODAY!
     
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    This really helped me, too. When I decided to lose weight, I started running and dieting, but I also bought a pair of goal pants. Every friday, I'd struggle into them (before putting on my "normal" pants) and see how it felt. Last Friday, I wore them to work ^_^

    I keep my pants up where I can see them, and occasionally look at pictures of me wearing them. It's a vanity, but the vanity gives me enough will power to not binge

    this, too. Getting a plan together is a good idea, but a one or two day delay in that plan would be better served with doing something rather than sitting, and planning.

    Also, a workout log to help track your progress. This could be as simple as getting a calendar, and putting a circle on every day you workout.
     
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    You're too skinny, gotta gain some wieght
     
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    for lifting, try 5/3/1
    for cardio, just about anything. i'm going to try some kind of HIIT on stairs, jumping rope, crap like that. anything is better than nothing.
     
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