Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
To lose weight you have to burn off more calories than you consume. I'd take to writing everything you eat down, calorie value, fat, carbs, everything. It's annoying as fuck at first but over time it becomes normal and you can monitor exactly what you put into your body. Running is also one of the worst types of exercises you can do. That will get me some heat, but the impact it has on your joints in the long run isn't worth it. Plus, there are better, more efficient ways to burn calories without the wear and tear on your joints. Try swimming, if you can. Works the entire body with little resistance. You need resistance of course but you can get what with your weight training.
I used to be 240 and I lost the weight by lifting 5 days a week and doing cardio 5 days a week. But what you eat is a major factor, moreso than the working out. It also depends on your body and how it reacts to things. I lose weight really quickly and am able to put on muscle very quickly, just how my body works. Also, don't do the same routine over and over again. Your body gets used to that particular type of stress and you need to shock your body with some new time of program.