30+lbs to lose in 60 days while driving team

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by steverino, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. SavageMuffin

    SavageMuffin Medium Load Member

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    Idk what phone you have but on iPhone there’s an app called home workouts and exercises. It’s pretty sweet and has a ton of different stuff. From beginner to whatever all different goals it’s got something for.

    I’ve never tried doing it via slowing my metabolism. Even teaming I ate 5 or 6 times a day but it would be smaller things.
    Something like this
    Wake up eat banana, apple, water, black coffee, etc.

    2 hrs later, unsalted raw almonds, nuts etc

    Lunch, you could grab a meal replacement bar, or workout then have a shake

    After, another thing of nuts

    Dinner, chicken breast, veggies etc.

    I’ve done it teaming and while it is hard it can be done if you’re motivated enough it’s just all about time management.

    I tried to pack as much as I could into my 30 minute break so it essentially ended up being a smoke session on whatever I was working that day. Various push ups, sit ups, sprints, etc. I’ve done it at shippers and receivers as well. Get out, jump rope, use some bands etc.

    Obviously this isn’t the only way, it’s just what worked for me and I’m by no means a fitness freak.
     
  2. steverino

    steverino Bobtail Member

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    What I do when I exercise is 1) Aerobic: focus on breathing and intensity. I either jog fast enough to keep my heart rate up or I run fast and get out of wind and then walk for however long it takes to get my wind back and then run again. I repeat this cycle for about 10-15 minutes or a minimum of 8 minutes. 2) With strength building exercises, I typically use compound exercises such as push ups, leg thrusts (I keep my hand on something to help with balance so I can focus on the movement and force rather than falling on my face). Doing this compound exercises, I'll add a lot of isometric movements. Like, when I'm doing push ups, I'll try to move my hands in different directions (up, down, sideways, and towards each other), and since I'm putting weight on my hands, they don't really move, I'm just putting force on them in one direction or the other, thus it's isometric. I also move my hips around and contract my abs too. I try to get the most out of every movement and I tire myself out rather quickly. I don't go for a specific number of reps, just exhaustion.

    Keto dieting is really easy for me and I feel myself getting by into my proper mindset again. I actually took a few weeks off of my diet simply because I started a new job and had zero way of knowing what I was doing and who I was driving with (I'm a team driver), so the countdown to 30-lbs was back to 0 weekend before last. But now, I'm back on the diet, back to exercising, and I've getting closer to eating just one meal a day along with a couple of keto snacks such as hard boiled eggs, organic beef broth (I love that stuff), and nuts (gotta go easy on those though).

    If you really want to learn about body weight training, check out the You Are Your Own Gym app by Mark Lauren, former Navy SEAL. Now, I don't like to do nearly as many reps as he does, nor nearly for the amount of time, but he has a lot of different exercises in the app and different workouts so that you can create your own favorite workouts. It's been one of the best body workout resources I've ever had and will build a great foundation to build more knowledge of working out in the future.

    BTW, if you want to do pull ups, see if you can find a flatbed trailer or use the door handles on the back. You don't need to do a full body pull up to get the same results. Just go nice and slow.
     
  3. steverino

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    Just wanted to bump this post. I liked it a lot and will take advice from it. I happen to love peanuts but it looks like I'll be switching to macadamia.
     
  4. elviscaprice

    elviscaprice Bobtail Member

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    For anyone looking to lose weight (not just bodybuilders), everything you need to know or sources are here.
     
  5. steverino

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    I have to disagree with that. I've done the counting calories and it doesn't work for me. I've had much better luck with the keto diet and managing my hormones with proper sleep and timed exercises. Not to mention I seem to have a lot more brain power than I used to with this protocol.
     
  6. elviscaprice

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    Regardless of the diet, it all comes down to calories burned to calories consumed. If you maintain a defecit, you lose mass, surplus, gain mass. There is no getting around this fact. What you eat and how you do it, is your choice. I find measuring the most precise for getting the exact results I desire, plus eating the best foods for nutrition (long term, building/maintaining muscle), energy for the day. Glad to hear Keto works for you. Not me, it is excessive in choice of foods and lacking in needed nutrition in others.
     
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  7. elviscaprice

    elviscaprice Bobtail Member

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    Another problem with not counting Calories is that you never really know if you we're properly in a deficit until you see the results of weight (weight loss is non linear). Plus often folks will find results with a certain diet for awhile (without Calorie counting) and then hit a state of maintenance, no gain or loss. They then give up thinking they are done and go back to old habits. Counting Calories regardless of diet choice, doesn't lie, it's extremely accurate. Like competition body builders, I can take my body fat as low as I desire or just maintain. Extremely powerful tool/knowledge to use for life. Like anything, you have to have discipline for success.
     
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  8. steverino

    steverino Bobtail Member

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    Believe what you want. I'll do what I want.
     
  9. elviscaprice

    elviscaprice Bobtail Member

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    It's not belief, calorie counting is an accepted proven method over decades of use, regardless of choice of nutrition (diet).

    The only reason anyone fails at calorie counting is because of lack of discipline or miscounting. If your not seeing results, you need to adjust further or count better.

    All diets have to conform to the rule of caloric deficit to achieve results. Any other magical attributions is just unproven noise.
     
  10. steverino

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    Well, here's the thing: counting calories always works at first. But nutrition and timing has always been the key to long term weight loss success.

    I'm sure you've heard of Jillian Michaels, the weight loss and fitness guru who starred in The Biggest Loser. She believed in the same thing, for the longest time. What changed was that she started to have the damnedest time losing weight she might put on after having a few cheat meals. Just losing 5lbs would be quite the hassle. In her book, Master Your Metabolism, she details how she came to find out that her endocrine system had backfired on her and she had all the wrong hormones raging in all the wrong places making her gain weight regardless of how many calories she counted. She had hypothyroidism and her testosterone levels (yes, women have testosterone) were practically non-existent.

    Yep, her hormones were responsible for her weight issues. And after adjusting her diet, eating more wholesome meals and ditching the overprocessed crap like diet sodas, she finally got her metabolism back under control.

    And those constestants that were on The Biggest Loser? Most of them gained the weight right back, after counting the calories and working out like crazy. Turns out that they lowered their metabolism so low, that any amount of cheating or even eating normally, put the weight right back on.

    While I agree that calorie counting does help, keeping your intake at a certain level and such, I have to disagree that it's calorie counting is as important as you suggest it is.
     
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