Losing weight in basic training

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Avatar n tn Hi there. Well, congrats on joining the army! That's life changing. I really don't have much to offer for fast weight loss because I have found that the methods to do that are generally not the healthiest. So, I'd focus on clean eating and cardio/strength combination. And just do a lot of it. You'll be running a lot, so I'd do some long runs.
Avatar f tn You have to focus on strength training and functional training that will trigger muslce activation in those sensitive areas such as the belly where you actually have 35 muscles involving abdominals, external obliques or lower back Here you can follow some of my individualized plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S94yJamB78g My practical recommendation and strategy for physical exercise is: 1.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a 14 yr old girl who is moderately active and likes sport but I'm having trouble losing belly fat that I've had for a year or so.. I also really want to work in my legs to get them all muscly.. Help?
Avatar f tn I am losing weight with proper diet and exercise but when I weigh myself at night I am heavier than I was in the morning. My question is should I stop weight traing till after I lose the weight and just focus on cardio. I am 40 and I hold all my weight in my belly and chest.
1066531 tn?1254969334 I’ve been working out for many years now, and i want to know how I can tone my body better without losing a large portion of weight, mostly my chest and midsection? I’m 6ft 198lbs I would like to be around 195 but in much better “shape”. My diet ***** and i’m trying to work on it, but I work out at the gym 2-3 times a week lifting weights and running. I dont run a whole bunch though, would that help my problem or will that just make me lose wieght?
Avatar n tn Over the winter I started back to using my elliptical machine a few days a week, also started to do some yoga on the alternate days and a bit of weight training in the gym (I really hate weight training, it's just so bloody boring!) Got my bike out a few weeks ago and I've been doing about 15-20 km every other day. Got some good running shoes ordered so I can start running when they get here.
583580 tn?1231136383 calories in/calories out to lose weight. So maybe you need to cut the calories more. OR maybe you aren't getting enough for the amount of exercise you get, so your body is hanging onto the excess weight. I'd recommend that you figure your calorie needs and keep a food journal in which you write down everything that you eat, along with calories and nutritional value. There are several websites on which you can do this - spark people (with no spaces) is an excellent one.
Avatar m tn I was thinking about doing some weight training 3 days a week? Is that enough or too much? This 3 day weight training routine would be in addition to my cardio 6 days a week. I will in no way shape or form compromise doing less days of cardio to do weight training (especially since what I am doing is working), so all of this will be in addition to my original cardio. My plan was to do 30 mins of cardio on days that i lift, instead of the normal 45.
Avatar f tn I have pass by the basic level of training and right now I am training for more intermediate level for 3 weeks now. It's worth all the sweat, pain and sore. Keep yourself motivated and you must have a very a strong determination every time and tell yourself that u can do it. Eventually u will see the end result.
Avatar f tn Its good you've set a goal and are looking to find out how to achieve it! However losing 15 pounds in a month is unrealistic and unhealthy. Did you know it takes about a year for your body to adjust to losing 10 pounds? It's important to remember weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. In order to lose weight and keep it off, you shouldn't look at it as weight loss but a way to become healthier!
Avatar f tn pasta), low fat and substitute dairy products (1% milk, low fat/fat free yogurts, low fat soy milk/soy yogurt), use plant oils, non trans-fat margarines, and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Eat daily high fiber breads and cereals (oatmeal). You may not be losing weight as per the weight scale when you work-out because as we built lean muscle mass (from exercising) and loss fat, muscle weights more than fat.
Avatar f tn I around 1200 cals a day I eat a good amount of protein and I go to the Gym 7 days a week, I started interval training about 2 weeks ago because I thought I reached a weight plateau but i am still not losing any more weight I am doing strength training 2-3 days a week. I have been doing this for a month counting the first couple of weeks when i lost 5 pounds. I don't even feel like I am getting toned! I am losing confidence and I just don't know what to do.....I need help!!
Avatar f tn m 21 years old and I found that I got the most flat/toned stomach when I began weight training. (Incorporated with ab workouts after). When you build muscle your body will burn more calories at rest than it would with less muscle mass. Incorporate cardio too, about 20 minutes. I also eat a diet with a lot of whole grains, fruits veggies, and no junk food like chips or anything like that.
Avatar n tn Exercise is a way of life that brings your body to good health while losing weight or mantaining weight. 1-2 lbs is a reasonable weight loss goal per week not much more. Remember 1 lbs of fat is 3500 calories so you will have to burn that much calories in order to lose just 1 lb of fat. Be patient is it happens slowly.
Avatar f tn I feel your pain. After I have my baby I have 6 momths to get in shape for Basic training. The absolute heaviest I can be is 165lbs. I miss working out!
Avatar f tn Have you had your thyroid checked to make sure it isn't under active? I have hypothyroidism and losing weight is a real struggle for me. Best thing to do is watch portion sizes. I don't really believe in eliminating certain food groups from the diet (except junk and even that shouldn't be completely eliminated, because it makes us feel deprived). Most veggies are considered "free", so make sure you load on them.
Avatar f tn The problem I have is, over Christmas I put on around 10 pounds, and am now absolutely unable to shift it at all. I have never had any problem losing the weight once I put my mind to it but it doesn’t matter what I do I just can’t seem to shift it at all.
3360193 tn?1365871889 You will need to maintain a healthy diet since you will be breastfeeding. Look into doing some light weight training once your doctor releases you. Not only will you tone up but muscle burns more calories than fat does. Be sure to stay hydrated and consume all the calories needed to supply baby. Congrats and keep us updated.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure that's a factor given the amount of weight you intend to lose. At your age, you probably won't have that problem, but as we age, we get loose skin whether we're losing weight or not. Better to lose it now than later. I would imagine that if you incorporate resistance training in your exercise regimen you can work on that, but know that once you do resistance training and gain muscle, you have to maintain it or it will turn into loose skin. Look.
Avatar n tn Hi, in 17, male and 6ft. I'm in weight training for my HS and I have grown muscle but can't seem to lose weight. I'm like 243 lbs and wanna drop to 220-230, for now. My portions I guess are still kinda big. And love handles and big stomach are an issue. Any tips, healthy foods, drinks, workouts that I should be doing. I'm not in any sports but I like running, so would running just be the best answer. Running, and cardio workouts?
Avatar f tn re not exercising now. Weight training is great for losing fat and putting on muscle, but does require an additional amount of protein intake to be effective. Cardio is always good for the heart and for weight loss if its enough. But exercise is only part of the problem -- most people really don't need to exercise unless they live sedentary lives.
1519805 tn?1291058650 As you mature, it will be more and more difficult to lose weight. However, large amounts of weight gain--with no change in diet or activity--usually hints at a medical condition. So make sure you rule those out first. First of all, there's nothing easy or quick about losing weight. I'm so frustrated with commercials and billboards that promise fast results. A fat camp means you'll lose weight while at camp, but then what happens when you get home?
2099190 tn?1333443526 I'm 17 years old, female. I'm 5'7"-5'8" tall. I weigh 177lbs. I wanted to try exercisng everyday. (Like jogging, hip hop abs, waxing our floor, playing volleyball) But i'm sort of Anemic (Low RBC count) so whenever I do vigorously active stuffs, my heart starts to pump fast like palpitate or something, I feel dizzy, my ears feels like they're going to burst, I become very pale. Like dead pale, my vision blacks out and I faint.
Avatar m tn I was thinking about doing some weight training 3 days a week? Is that enough or too much? This 3 day weight training routine would be in addition to my cardio 6 days a week. I will in no way shape or form compromise doing less days of cardio to do weight training (especially since what I am doing is working), so all of this will be in addition to my original cardio. My plan was to do 30 mins of cardio on days that i lift, instead of the normal 45.
Avatar n tn For what you want to accomplish, 3-4 times a week in the gym, 30-40 min of weight training and 20-30 min of cardio (switching it up as you are doing) should be fine. You may also want to add in some pool time once a week if that's an activity you enjoy. Never go below 1200 cals a day. It is unhealthy to go below this level for long, and damaging to your body. Give it a try for 2 weeks. You might be very surprised.