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Post by montee88 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:51 pm

This was originally on BWC, but I received a private message that BWC has pretty much bit the dust, so here's my original introduction from BWC:
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Well.. I registered for BWC just a little over 3 years ago with intentions of developing a workout plan and being serious about lifestyle choices, and becoming healthy.

I read through many posts, workout plans, and educated myself pretty well. Recently, I found out my Triglycerides are out of whack and my body is in bad bad shape.

Currently, 5'8" 280lbs (127kg) 42" waist.

I don't know where to start goal-wise, other than I would like to be between 200-215, and lose about 5-6" on my waist. My frame is quite large, I was a husky kid, so I don't know how small I can really get.

Why bodyweight workouts? Well, I don't enjoy going to a gym, they're expensive, and time and space is a premium. Plus, my previous exposure to bodyweight workouts seem to really help stamina, endurance, and overall strength. Several years ago, I tried Body For Life eating program, and workout plan, it worked quite well, but was not sustainable.

So.. that's about it. I look forward to educating myself and becoming healthier, not to mention I'd like to look sexier than the fat tub that I am now... especially for my wife....

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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by itlives on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:58 pm

Welcome montee, glad you've come around. Yes, BWE plus a well-balanced diet and rest will get you where you want to be.
I hope you come to love the working out scene. It's a lot harder to do if it's just a "have to".

Start a workout log andyou'll get lots of encouragement and help where you need/want it!
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Post by Avocadoshake on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:59 pm

welcome montee, hope all works out for you. As itlives said, all comes down to training, diet and rest.
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Post by Iliander on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:11 pm

Welcome montee. Yeah, start a workout log. You'll see noticeable improvement every week.
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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by Dave on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:23 pm

Montee, glad you could make it! Thanks for taking me up on the invitation!

Now let's get you started on a training log!
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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by Rix on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:48 pm

Welcome!! I hope you reach your goals, get circuit training :P
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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by Journeyman on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:16 am

Welcome!

I'd say get started by really buckling down on cleaning up your diet, doing some fast walking, working up to 3+ miles consecutively, lots of free squats... then start doing circuits of the basic stuff.
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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by montee88 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:20 pm

Thanks for the encouraging welcome everyone!!!

I am looking through the training logs, and what everyone is doing. So, my question here is a bit more focused. I am truly out of shape. Has anyone been where I am? I've lost a couple pounds because I have improved what I have been eating, and eating less crap, and better food.

I guess my difficulty is determining where to start. Do I start brisk walking 3x a week? I don't really know what my limit is, other than I probably can't do much of anything right now, but I want and need to start somewhere... There are so many options, so many workout plans, it is hard to create a structured beginning, truly I'm a couch potato workout... any ideas guys?

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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by itlives on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:05 am

Journeyman wrote:Welcome!

I'd say get started by really buckling down on cleaning up your diet, doing some fast walking, working up to 3+ miles consecutively, lots of free squats... then start doing circuits of the basic stuff.

You could do no better than paying attention to this young man. I agree with what he said.
Fast walk- in other words, fast enough to be breathing hard(er) than normal. Do a half mile the first week and build from there. (This is your warm up -otherwise known in workout logs as "WU") You can walk every day. As a starting point, I would work out 3 x a week.

Here's a basic BWE circuit for you

5 BW squats
5 push ups -even if you have to do them with your hands up on a chair or rail
5 sit ups or some kind of core
5 Horizontal rows - if you have that capability. If you have a kitchen table with legs (not a pedestal) you can lay under it with legs out one end and head on the other. Reach up and grab the table, now pull yourself up. If there's a playground nearby, you can do them there.
Do those four exercises (5 reps each) one time. That is a circuit. See how many circuits you can do.
If there's no way to do the H.Rows, don't worry, just do the others.
Now, you are on your way!
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Re: New, and ready to get serious

Post by Journeyman on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:06 am

^ Exactly that. Daily walking and gradually work in the cals thrice weekly.
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