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2006/07/07 22:08:21 (permalink)

Need some advice

Ok boys and girls, Hello to start with I have few questions but let me tell you something about myself first:
I am 36 about 5.6-5.7 in hight not sure on BF or weight (never measured it) from UK, smoker (hopefully this will end soon), workwise I work as a security officer working 12 hours pershift (3 days then 3 nights after that I have 3 days off) that involves walking (as I do my rounds, the place is the size of 3 football pitches) reception and other sitting down duties all in one days work, anyhow I live 2.5 miles from work so from just over 4 weeks I started to bike to and from work this involves preparing all my food and shirts for the 3 shift stink, going to tesco or other supermarkets to buy some chicken and other stuff mainly rice and cook it beforehand, also buying alot of water, some kiwis, oranges, satsumas and such fruit. Once I have everything ready I can take my bike in my car to work on my first day (would not leave it at home for punk kids will kick the bloody ball around the sqare. so this is the reason I take it, then I use the bike for the rest of the shifts, takes me about 10-15 mins to bike it. Unfortunately the money isn't all there, well it is but a lot of it goes on bills so I really cannot afford to go to the gym, I do go swimming on my days off, use my bro in laws punchbag also he has one of them small multigym with rubber resistance thingies instead of the weights, I have a barbell and a set of dumbells that I use when I'm off work or when I get back from work, the weight is small starts from 1Kg to 2.5Kg. I have cut out all the crap like colas, crisps and such, usually for breakfast (once I get to work and have a shower) I would have porridge with skimmed milk and some honey to sweeten it with water. I drink green tea no sugar, if I feel pekish I'd have my fruit or maybe some shape or other low fat yogurt, if I don't fancy chicken than I may have some tinned mackrell in a tomato sauce with rice ( ususally plain with little salt), chicken usually with some spices (not too keen on just plain one) with little extra virgin olive oil. I have lost some wight as I am now 35 from 36-37 waist, but I seeme to have problems loosing the tummy (see pics below, don't laugh lol) before I took the pics I just had 4 brown bread toasts sprinkled with some olive oil with some anchovies in olive oil and some mushed mackrell in toms sauce spiced up, sometimes I don't even eat for most of the days off maybe once a day, it's just sometime I really am not hungry. I would like to get some advice to help me loose it, I am not aiming to be a body builder just trimmer mid section. I really don't know what else to say
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    RobM
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    RE: Need some advice 2006/07/07 22:28:55 (permalink)
    Forgot to add, I have few problem with joints, my shoulders not sure but sometimes hurt when I lay on my side in bed (must have dome this when I was youg, very young lifting coal, sacks of taters, or some cement) but since i been doing all the above it is improving and I can hold some weight in my hands, my right wrist joint is painfull from way too many nights spent gaming on a really crappy desk (not what you lot might be thinking), done my right ankle and it never been right since. would not mind looking something resembling Fuzzi_Bear if at all possible.
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    RE: Need some advice 2006/07/08 04:23:29 (permalink)
    Phew but that was a read and-a-half!

    Okay first, you seem to have cought yourself on to your diet, great stuff, this is a HUGE part of what you want to achieve.simply stick at it........thats all i can say, give it time, try and show patience....it will turn you around giv'in the chance.

    Removing fat from the midsection cannot be achieved by simply working the stomache.......to remove fat here you need to work and build upon the body as a whole, cause thats what it is. Obviously now the amount of cardio/ cycling you are doing throughout the week will speed this, but, with all this cardio you do run the risk of breaking down muscle.

    This isnt gonna be an imediate problem for you, so dont get picky about it just now...how long have you been on a sorted diet/ cycling routine now?.......give yourself a good 4-6 weeks before you start to notice any change.

    I couldnt understand how much free weight you had for your Barbell (BB) and dumb bel (Db)...set....as in what the total combined weight you could stick on the Bb?.

    Youre not gonna suddenly be a bodybuilder overnight lol.....we all wish here it was that easy!

    Have you ever undertaken any weightlifting in the past?......i ask cause of your joint problems...also i dought your wrist problem is the fault of a crappy desk...yes you can get reptitive strain syndrome.but this tend to clear itself up after a few weeks of rest.
    Shoulders i think (to me), look very underdeveloped...i would suggest getting some presses (no matter how light the weight is!!!), into your routine to help build and strengthen them.

    And on a last thought, think about your posture more, in the first pic, you seem to slouch abit..stand tall, relax the shoulders..cause the way you slouch is adding alot to how much your stomace sticks out.
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    RE: Need some advice 2006/07/08 08:24:41 (permalink)
    No I never did body building but as a kid used to help carry somethimes heavy sacks so that might have contributed to the problems with my shoulders, gonna press my doc who I am going to see next week to have a look as the previous one kept on fobing me off. The diet started about 3-4 weeks ago as did the cycling and all the rest of the staff I mentioned above, as to the posture this was accidental one, normall don't stand like this, but was trying to adjust in the mirror and unfortunately I ended up lokking like that. My wrist is not getting better so again a chat with the doctor will be done next week. Cheers for the advice and encouragment.
    post edited by RobM - 2006/07/08 08:25:19
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