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« on: March 19, 2020, 12:28:38 am »

What workouts are you doing to stay active for areas that are under quarantine?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 06:53:07 pm »

With gyms and all their fancy (and no doubt, germ-prone) machines off-limits, it's now running, free weights and resistance training using my body's weight, via 10,000 YouTube videos.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 03:14:31 am »

Yeah. YouTube is a great library for in-home workout. Personally I recommend https://www.youtube.com/user/jordanyeohfitness He shows you routines without gym equipment. But there's more and more options there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 06:03:08 pm »

many to do squat push-up sit-up
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 07:08:19 pm »

I also used Youtube and some typical channels with videos for working out.
This is the one I mainly used:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxcFJaQhJI

It also works now that we are not lockedown anymore!
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 11:43:16 pm »

Hey guys, I would like to ask your opinion about something. I'm a skinny-fat guy and during the quarantine I started to exercise at home. I've been doing body weight exercises for 4 months now (and I'm quite proud of myself that I still haven't given up yet), but lately I began to wonder if there is any point keeping on doing it as I don't really see any changes in the mirror. I know that the diet plays a huge part and I'm trying my best, but I still have a long way to go in that department (especially when it comes to protein intake) as eating is more like a chore to me and I rarely feel hungry.
Anyway, I'm exercising 4-5 days a week 45-60 mins a day. I started out with full body workouts and after about two months I split it to arms/chest/back and abs/legs. I'm continously trying to challenge myself and do more and more reps and add more difficult exercises, and I feel like it has positive effects as I can do much more before I'm out of breath. So I feel like that even if I don't see the results in the mirror, I am getting stronger. Is this possible? Or am I just simply getting used to the exercises? Am I wasting my time if I can't keep a healthy or balanced diet?

Sorry for these silly questions, I just thought that maybe someone can help me out here.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 01:55:16 am »

Hey guys, I would like to ask your opinion about something. I'm a skinny-fat guy and during the quarantine I started to exercise at home. I've been doing body weight exercises for 4 months now (and I'm quite proud of myself that I still haven't given up yet), but lately I began to wonder if there is any point keeping on doing it as I don't really see any changes in the mirror. I know that the diet plays a huge part and I'm trying my best, but I still have a long way to go in that department (especially when it comes to protein intake) as eating is more like a chore to me and I rarely feel hungry.
Anyway, I'm exercising 4-5 days a week 45-60 mins a day. I started out with full body workouts and after about two months I split it to arms/chest/back and abs/legs. I'm continously trying to challenge myself and do more and more reps and add more difficult exercises, and I feel like it has positive effects as I can do much more before I'm out of breath. So I feel like that even if I don't see the results in the mirror, I am getting stronger. Is this possible? Or am I just simply getting used to the exercises? Am I wasting my time if I can't keep a healthy or balanced diet?

Sorry for these silly questions, I just thought that maybe someone can help me out here.

First off, congratulations for using the quarantine to improve your body rather than letting yourself gain weight.  I was just reading an article today about how busy tailors are in NYC letting out clothing for people who have gained 15 lb.

If you're doing body weight exercises, you are probably getting more toned but not building a lot of muscle bulk that would be easy to see.  If you are looking in the mirror every day, it is difficult to discern incremental progress.   You should take photos, take measurements of your arms, legs, chest, stomach, etc., and weigh yourself to be able to judge your progress over time.  You may have to lift weights to get the results you want. 

However, don't get discouraged because your progress is concretely evident in your increased endurance and ability to do more strenuous exercises. 

Diet is very important in losing fat, more important than exercise.  You can eat a healthy, balanced diet if you learn about nutrition and find the foods that you enjoy eating.  You may not need as much protein as you think you do.  Focusing on reducing carbs and especially sucrose and fructose (other than in fresh, whole fruit) may help you lose fat. 

There are active subreddits on Reddit that can help you.  Start with r/Fitness but there might be a more appropriate subreddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 11:13:28 am »

Thanks for the fast reply. I will keep doing the exercises, it's still better than doing nothing. I will definitely check out Reddit too. As far as diet is concerned, getting rid of sugar is the hardest part for me, especially when my mom keeps baking one delicious cake and cookie after the other. ... I'm trying to restrain myself from eating them though, with more or less success.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 06:20:34 pm »

I'm firmly in the clinically obese category.  History has taught me that I'm never going to eat as healthy as I want.  Job stress and a general lack of time, energy, and willpower will always lead me periodically to fast food/junk food, but I can and have made incremental changes.

@alcrow: I've only recently started using my treadmill semi-seriously, with some weight training.  Looking in the mirror, I can't be sure anything's changing, but like you, I've noticed my stamina increasing.  Even if I end up looking the same six months from now, I hope to keep it up for at least that reason.

By the way, if you're worried your workouts are becoming less challenging, the key is variety.  If you keep doing the same exercises, yes, your body can get efficient at using those muscles at the expense of others.  Always look up new exercises that target the same major areas.  Odds are, they're going to use different secondary muscles, as well.  A good way to find any weak spots you may have been neglecting.

Bottom line, there's always room for improvement, but doing something is almost always better than doing nothing.  Keep up the work, and meanwhile, you can start trying out the advice given to see what changes might give you better results.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 06:58:14 pm »

Thanks for the fast reply. I will keep doing the exercises, it's still better than doing nothing. I will definitely check out Reddit too. As far as diet is concerned, getting rid of sugar is the hardest part for me, especially when my mom keeps baking one delicious cake and cookie after the other. ... I'm trying to restrain myself from eating them though, with more or less success.

The pleasure of eating a cookie only exists while you are actually eating it:  looking at it, smelling it, touching it, putting it in your mouth, chewing it, tasting it, swallowing it.   Five minutes later, you have only a memory of eating the cookie.  The memory is pretty much the same whether you ate three small bites or three big cookies. 

If you only ate three small bites, you don't have the remorse from eating three big cookies.  So if you are very conscious about eating treats, savoring them in small quantities and then deliberately recalling the experience, you will learn to enjoy eating treats in moderation more than in excess. 

It might also help to go on YouTube and watch some especially disgusting mukbang videos to see how gross overeating is.
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