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      06-09-2021, 03:28 PM   #2883
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Hello Everyone,

So im not sure how to start this off but I will just go for it. I used to be very active and played college baseball from 2002-2005. I was in great shape and ran 5-7miles per day because I was a pitcher and needed to keep my endurance up and legs strong. I lifted a lot of weights. My playing weight was 210-214, depending on the day. I was and still am 6'4. I miss those days as it was a blast playing college baseball and traveling the country.

Fast forward to 13-15yrs. I have gained some weight, heaviest I have ever been. I enjoy lifting weights and running but the "will" and "motivation" hasn't been there for a few months. I built a nice gym in our basement with a punching bag, speed bag, weight bench, treadmill and free weights. I was in there 3 days per week for the first 3 months of this year then just fizzled out. I tend to eat healthy during the day and was doing well when I ordered Factor meals as my dinner meals for a few months as everything was portioned out.

My issue is, I know I need to get back into the gym but I cant seem to get down there. I will be heading to FLA in about 72 days with the family and would like to drop about 20lbs before then. I usually lift heavy and can gain muscle pretty easily. It's getting the fat off that takes me some time now. I dont take any supplements other than protein shakes after lifting.

I just need ideas on how to get a good start on losing the lbs. I might look into getting back to playing racquetball for the cardio but those places are getting less and less here in Cincinnati.

Thanks for reading..
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      06-10-2021, 07:47 AM   #2884
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Hello Everyone,

So im not sure how to start this off but I will just go for it. I used to be very active and played college baseball from 2002-2005. I was in great shape and ran 5-7miles per day because I was a pitcher and needed to keep my endurance up and legs strong. I lifted a lot of weights. My playing weight was 210-214, depending on the day. I was and still am 6'4. I miss those days as it was a blast playing college baseball and traveling the country.

Fast forward to 13-15yrs. I have gained some weight, heaviest I have ever been. I enjoy lifting weights and running but the "will" and "motivation" hasn't been there for a few months. I built a nice gym in our basement with a punching bag, speed bag, weight bench, treadmill and free weights. I was in there 3 days per week for the first 3 months of this year then just fizzled out. I tend to eat healthy during the day and was doing well when I ordered Factor meals as my dinner meals for a few months as everything was portioned out.

My issue is, I know I need to get back into the gym but I cant seem to get down there. I will be heading to FLA in about 72 days with the family and would like to drop about 20lbs before then. I usually lift heavy and can gain muscle pretty easily. It's getting the fat off that takes me some time now. I dont take any supplements other than protein shakes after lifting.

I just need ideas on how to get a good start on losing the lbs. I might look into getting back to playing racquetball for the cardio but those places are getting less and less here in Cincinnati.

Thanks for reading..
Diet is 70% of the battle in my opinion. Up your cardio - try to workout at least 4 times a week. It's willpower at first, but it will eventually be a habit, just make it a habit. Find cardio you enjoy or at least don't mind, if you hate it you won't want to stick with it. You have 72 days to lose 20lbs and you're at your heaviest weight yet, I think you have this in the bag if you put your mind to it. Just takes some effort, good luck man!
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      06-10-2021, 05:38 PM   #2885
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It certainly doesn't get any easier once you hit 40, 50, and beyond
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It certainly doesn't get any easier once you hit 40, 50, and beyond
Yeah what he said, ask for photos.
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      06-11-2021, 10:25 AM   #2887
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Diet is 70% of the battle in my opinion. Up your cardio - try to workout at least 4 times a week. It's willpower at first, but it will eventually be a habit, just make it a habit. Find cardio you enjoy or at least don't mind, if you hate it you won't want to stick with it. You have 72 days to lose 20lbs and you're at your heaviest weight yet, I think you have this in the bag if you put your mind to it. Just takes some effort, good luck man!
Thank you sir for the info!

At the end of the day, my biggest thing is finding a workout that I love doing and wont get bored with.
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      06-11-2021, 01:01 PM   #2888
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Thank you sir for the info!

At the end of the day, my biggest thing is finding a workout that I love doing and wont get bored with.
Well there is more than 1 way to skin a cat. I am not one for repeat workouts, or set regimens for the most part. I would rather do what I would feel on a specific day without overworking a body part. Rather then have specific movements or exercises in place I would pick a body part associated with the day for lifting and ensure I do my minimal cardio, 30 mins. The cardio again was based on what I felt like doing. Some days I wanted to run, other days row, and sometimes bike. Just do what you want, but bottom line is at least you are doing something and again diet is 70% at least.
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You also don't have to love it just show up repeatedly until its a habit. Once that happens you won't ever quit.
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Yeah what he said
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Well, you just might. It's been since September. . .

I walked over to drop a package at FedEx. I knew there were a couple of exercise places in that industrial park. And it's within walking distance.

I may go take a look at a X-fit box . . .
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Thank you sir for the info!

At the end of the day, my biggest thing is finding a workout that I love doing and wont get bored with.
Find music you really love, personal music, the rest will fall into place on it's own....
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Back in the gym yesterday after a month off. I had bad tendinitis in my right forearm/elbow and started PT. He actually found a shoulder issue and form issue due to my shoulder stressing the forearm etc..etc..amazing how connected everything is. After an oral steroid regimen and some dry needling, it is 90% better, so I went to the gym. I usually have an intense and heavy workout, but I just did a lighter, higher rep. I almost felt like a newbie at the gym, haha. Injuries are so frustrating, but I know coming back too early and too hard will only cause more delays. At least I kept my diet good, and my weight is the same. Feeling sore/tight today feels great.
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      07-21-2021, 07:07 AM   #2894
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So the only thread that's current is "things that annoy you at the gym" but I thought about creating a thread about anything gym related since sometimes we discuss random stuff in that thread which gets off topic sometimes anywho this thread can be about equipment, exercises, foods or just whatever comes to mind or rants.

I'll start off with I cannot workout without my workout gloves! Call me a pansy but one time I forgot my gloves and I had blisters by the end of my workout. I think it all started in my 20's when I first started working out and the wifey at the time was complaining about when we hold hands that my hands felt hard and not soft so that's when I started wearing gloves
Love this! Nice to make sure we have a positive thread ongoing too!!

II've never really thought about using gloves - is that for everything or just for weights etc?

I can't workout without the right clothing gear on - I used to think I preferred baggy clothes to workout in, but I realised that actually this makes me even more sweaty and gross. Realised that whilst it may be slightly more out of my comfort zone, it's best to wear stuff that's more form fitting.

I used to think using normal women's clothing was fine - like general leggings and large tshirts but the material just isn't made for the workout in the same way. Definitely learnt that it's best to invest in actual workout style gear!
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