Diet and Exercise? What's your routine and diet?

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2/12/2014 12:04 PM

So I've wanted to get into shape for riding and just in general. I have a workout routine but I've been sick for a while so that's been on hold. I actually use the workout routine that was on vital mx for people who are on the road and pioneers because I don't have gym access or a home gym so I do what I can. I don't have a diet though which isn't a very good thing. I have noticed I've gain some weight over these winter months and I want to lose some weight and in shape. What's your workout and diet? any advice to trying to get and stay healthy?

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2/12/2014 12:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/12/2014 7:38 PM

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2/12/2014 12:09 PM

Back in the 80s I got a part time job at UPS so for two hours a night I unloaded trucks and that whipped me into shape fast and I got paid to do it and free healthcare and that worked great for me because I would never stick to a training program or go to the gym.

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Ed Johnson

2/12/2014 12:11 PM

Meat, vegetables, fruit.

Crossfit.

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2/12/2014 12:13 PM

Eat clean, chicken, fish, brown rice, veggies and fruits.
Mountain bike 5 days a week.
Weight training 3 days a week.
Martial Arts 2 days a week.

Works great.

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2/12/2014 12:25 PM

I have a trainer and this is the diet he put me on.
Meal 1 - 6 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, 1 orange
Meal 2 - 7oz Chicken, 1/2 cup white rice
Meal 3 - 7oz turkey 5oz yam
Meal 4 - 7 oz Chicken, 1 cup vegitables
Meal 5 - 8 oz red meat extra lean, 1 cup veg.

Post workout shake 2 scoops 1/2 bagel

You get 2 "cheat meals" a week, meaning you can have what ever you want, just don't go overboard. Like have 2 slices of pizza, not the whole pie.

It's alot of food, and very time consuming preparing it all, but it's clean eating and you wont be starving yourself. I've been on it a month and can definitely feel a difference.

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2/12/2014 12:35 PM

Cut out soda and booze and have about four or five salads a week and the weight will fall off.

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2/12/2014 12:50 PM

I've been doing p90x because I don't have a gym close and don't have a home gym...I have been impressed with it...a ton of focus on core strength, cardio...it really seems to be addressing my weak areas.

I will see how it affects my racing...season starts in a week and a half.

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2/12/2014 1:00 PM

Titan1 wrote:

I've been doing p90x because I don't have a gym close and don't have a home gym...I have been impressed with it...a ton of ...more

P90X is great. I went through it a year or two ago.

Biggest gains I picked up for racing was when I picked up mountain biking. I started off riding flat surfaces to get my legs in shape then started working hills in. The more hills you can get worked up to the better off you'll be. Hills suck while you ride them but you love them once you're done.

Funny this thread comes up because in about an hour after I get off work, I'm going to get a gym membership. Hopefully the new years fad has died down some.

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2/12/2014 1:00 PM

Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat

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2/12/2014 1:02 PM

Titan1 wrote:

I've been doing p90x because I don't have a gym close and don't have a home gym...I have been impressed with it...a ton of ...more

I'm doing the new version P90X3...45 days in and can already see a big difference.

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2/12/2014 1:06 PM

currently trying to cut back on the craft beers and go more towards low calorie beers. Honestly, it kinda sucks drinking beer flavored water (Michelob ultra), but it really shocked me when I really sat down and looked at the empty calories I was consuming from my favorite dark beers. It's not like I'm drinking like I was when I was in college, but when you get occupied in the garage tinkering on stuff, it's easy to finish off a few beers and not think anything about it.

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2/12/2014 1:09 PM

I ride on weekends for exercise. Cereal for breakfast (the sweeter the better), fast food for lunch and whatever franchise restaurant I'm not bored with for dinner. I usually have some kind of cookies, ice cream or baked goods for an evening snack. I suppose if I ate better I could make it to the finish line a little less tired, but I'm old and just want to enjoy life.

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2/12/2014 1:32 PM

My diet is not a diet, but I've always said it's easier to stay thin then to loose a bunch of weight.

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2/12/2014 1:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/12/2014 1:43 PM

For work, I walk at a minimum 5 mile a day.. and lift various weighing objects.

I also play hockey (a lot of hockey and moto on the weekends), so between the two things.. I don't really have to work out or have a specific diet.

But my diet is a E.O.S. and a D.O.S

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"Life is Too Short To Last Long"

2/12/2014 1:44 PM

I stopped eating junk food a couple weeks ago , except on SX night i get some of those habanero flavored potato chips . I started doing the exercises in the T 25 workout last monday . I can't stand all the assholes at the gym so i needed to do something at home.

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2/12/2014 1:53 PM

- Paleo diet with a few cheat meals during the week

- Strength/Olympic Lifting 4-5 days a week with short circuits after.

- Intervals / Tempo work on Roadbike 3-4 days a week.

When the snow melts, I ride more, and strength train maybe 2-3 x's a week. Get out the MTB a lot as well.

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2/12/2014 1:55 PM

If you can get resistance bands and a kettleball if possible, that's your best choice. Both are somewhat inexpensive, and being a girl they will build up your upper body for riding, plus the kettleball is an excellent cardio and weight training workout. Look online for the videos. Also yoga, great for core strength and balance and free on the internet! Nothing needed for that but a mat (or towel). Good Luck!

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2/12/2014 2:21 PM

Titan1 wrote:

I've been doing p90x because I don't have a gym close and don't have a home gym...I have been impressed with it...a ton of ...more

35smom wrote:

I'm doing the new version P90X3...45 days in and can already see a big difference.

My issue is that I just don't have time to do it every day (I'm usually 3 or 4 days a week)...and I haven't done the diet aspect either...but even so, I can't believe the difference its made for me. I'm excited to see how my race results go this year...I'm easily in the best shape of my life...so I'm expecting good things.

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2/12/2014 2:33 PM

MarkF wrote:

I ride on weekends for exercise. Cereal for breakfast (the sweeter the better), fast food for lunch and whatever franchise ...more

grin My wife said your post sounds exactly like my regiment. Baked goods- couldn't stop laughing, I have cut the coca cola out and dropped 10 pounds , 4 cokes a day , can you imagine the sugar intake on that?
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2/12/2014 3:11 PM

I'm old and just want to get the most to of life and not hurry death.

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2/12/2014 3:12 PM

Just eat clean - no alcohol and no sugars - raw foods and gym - crossfit is best imo. Also no shit a little trick before you ride - knock the top of it .. Um pull ya self off!!! Seriously you will ride so relaxed and helps with my arm pump...

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2/12/2014 3:59 PM

MarkF wrote:

I ride on weekends for exercise. Cereal for breakfast (the sweeter the better), fast food for lunch and whatever franchise ...more

Redrcr34 wrote: grin My wife said your post sounds exactly like my regiment. Baked goods- couldn't stop laughing, I have cut the coca cola out and ...more

I don't drink alcohol or smoke, but I do like the Coca-Cola....4 a day sounds about right. I weigh 165 pounds so I don't want to lose any weight. I get a physical each year and my "numbers" are always better than average. Some of us have crazy metabolsms and need those extra carbs.

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2/12/2014 4:08 PM

I have found the No sugar (fructose) diet is certainly the best and easiest.

You find you are never starving but after the initial 2/3 weeks your energy levels are incredible. The withdrawl symtoms is the hardest stage, once over that you don't really miss it as much. Sugar's history in the world is a great story and at one stage was worth more for an ounce than both Gold and Heroin. Sadly it is a Poison that is continually shoved down our throats.

I have been a contractor and didn't do much hands on last few years, but for the first time in 27 years I worked for someone else and couldn't believe how soft the young chippies are. I didn't do it to lose weight but I ended up losing 10kg over 6 months eating like a horse. The surprising thing to me was most of my favourite foods were excluded or kept to a minimum. Fruit juices, honey over,ripe bananas, any low fat or diet labelled food, too many vegetables or fruit etc etc
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In was surprising Butter, Cheese, Full cream milk, Cream, all meat, bacon and eggs etc even a macdonalds fish burger without the sauce. Most sauces that have sugar/ fructose are out.

I am recovering from chemo etc atm and I will be trying the fitness regime of standing up all day, 2/3 days per week run or exercise for 20 seconds flatout times 3. Tests have shown this to be on a par with most fitness drills. One of the guys tested worked out 5 days a week with bike rides, gym. etc, spending approx. 10/12 hours per week on his exercise. After 4 weeks or so just by standing up all day and the vigorous workout after a warm up . he was at the same levels.

The tester reckons there are 2/3 different types and they all came back the same, it was an interesting study in England.
Best part of the Sugar free is you really get to taste the food and enjoy your food more, In the end you find yourself not requiring as much food but energy levels are still great.

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2/12/2014 4:09 PM

My BMR is 2700 and when I'm really training hard on the bicycle I'll need 6-8 calories a day so I've been known to kill a Coke or two in my day. I do my best to limit those empty calories though and I like my pancreas to much to kill it with Coke/typical "energy drink".

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2/12/2014 4:10 PM

MarkF wrote:

I ride on weekends for exercise. Cereal for breakfast (the sweeter the better), fast food for lunch and whatever franchise ...more

Redrcr34 wrote: grin My wife said your post sounds exactly like my regiment. Baked goods- couldn't stop laughing, I have cut the coca cola out and ...more
MarkF wrote:

I don't drink alcohol or smoke, but I do like the Coca-Cola....4 a day sounds about right. I weigh 165 pounds so I don't want ...more

Soda is my Achilles heal...I was an at least a gallon a day guy (44 oz at work in the morning...usually that for lunch...another at work in the afternoon...soda for dinner)...my doc couldn't believe it when I told him how much I drank (my dentist could tell on my teeth though) because I'm so "skinny" (I was 6'1" and weighed about 165lbs). Someone needs to tell doctors that skinny does not equal healthy (though my numbers were better than average). I couldn't run a frikkin' quarter mile without almost dying, could maybe-MAYBE-do 10 pushups and 1 pull up. (I think they are so used to seeing obese people that when a skinny person walks in the office they automatically assume they are in "great shape".)

I've cut that back to 32oz a day (and now drink water...BOOOO!) ...and been doing P90X...now I'm up to 175lbs-its weird, I gained 10 lbs, but my skin is all lose and stuff, since muscle weights more than fat I guess...(Don't mess with me...I'm ripped! lol)...and can easily run 3 miles, I pumped out 50 push ups in two minutes yesterday, and did 15 pull ups.

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2/12/2014 4:45 PM

Pizza and whiskey

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2/12/2014 5:04 PM

My excercise program is about the same , along with ( Trying ) to hit my cardio stuff harder than ever. For my diet.....3 weeks ago I changed it completely , as I needed to try something different and my stomach was giving me problems.

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2/12/2014 5:09 PM

I always liked to loft a load the night before,even if it cost me twenty bucks

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2/12/2014 5:11 PM

OH....BTW....I am not doing this to "lose weight". I have no problem with weight and actually eat more than I should for someone my size. My metabolism is extremely good and it's hard to pack any weight on. I bought the nutribullet because I was trying to clean my system out and just basically eat healthier. It was a great choice. I don't ever seeing myself without one as a matter of fact.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Ezza is Da man!

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja