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post #31 of 38 Old 09-18-2013, 11:09 PM
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I lifted weights for three years and met more women, who wanted to lose weight, wouldn't join me because they didn't want to be built like a man. Altho I tried to assure them they wouldn't, not enough testosterone, I couldn't convince them of the benefits.
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post #32 of 38 Old 09-19-2013, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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I lifted weights for three years and met more women, who wanted to lose weight, wouldn't join me because they didn't want to be built like a man. Altho I tried to assure them they wouldn't, not enough testosterone, I couldn't convince them of the benefits.

Apparently I am a bit of a man! So you never know ;)

I was a bit offended by a work colleague. I mentioned going to the gym and starting to get fit and the possibility of weights.. he said 'what do you want to change about yourself?' I said absolutely nothing, I am happy the way I am, I just want to be fit and active. And he gave me a raised eyebrow.

I won't be going with him!

I have found a few gyms in the area, but the one on camp is free. I think I am going to focus on my running until the weather stops that. I will continue with it during the winter on a treadmill, but also start with the weights. There are a few military PTI's who will help set up a programme. I need to do some sort of weight lifting. For a tab, I could be carrying up to 25kg, with a weapon, walk/jogging over 10-15 miles. In boots. Challenge accepted!

Will let you all know how it goes, though. I think you have to tailor programmes to what fits you, what you want to accomplish, and your life style. I can't get to a gym every day, three-four days max etc.

Pics before and duration will be done!
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post #33 of 38 Old 09-19-2013, 08:55 AM
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Awesome! I run into that a lot from especially guys especially when you tell them you lift heavy, just have to keep telling yourself strong women intimidate weak men. From the female side they just don't understand, thinking skinny is the only option and theres no reason to be working out. It's not about changing, it's about bettering yourself.
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post #34 of 38 Old 09-19-2013, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I have done the skinny. When I was ill I dropped to 53kg. I was 72kg at my heaviest and wasn't happy then. But people didn't tell me 'Ooh you look great, you're so skinny' People told me 'you look sick!' and thankfully I am up to 58Kgs.

But, we will see! I need to find a gym buddy to help motivate me and we can bounce off each other!

I used to do Army PT until they changed the regs on it. And I would beat most of the men on circuit training and runs. Fallen out of routine now though!
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post #35 of 38 Old 09-19-2013, 04:35 PM
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Pilates

Have you tried Pilates? I found it helps a lot in getting fit :)
Tai-Chi is also something I would recommend.
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Haven't managed to find any pilates classes in the area!

I am failr restricted as I don't (yet) drive, but hoping to sort that out in Novemeber so I can travel to places!
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Aside from some good exercises that you can do that are low impact to your body's past injuries, you can also look to the fuel source that you are using to rebuild your body. Some foods, IME and from the knowledge I've gained from others experiences, will cause more pain and never allow the injured area to fully heal. I'm experiencing this right now, I broke an ankle a couple weeks ago. So I ate very clean, "and also fasted for a few days", to speed up the recovery. I can walk and run around as it's healing if I'm eating clean, but whenever I eat something that isn't really all too good for the body, "in my case it's pasta", I can feel the area get painful and it becomes stiff and difficult to walk around.

IME, eating very clean is the quickest path one can take to recover from many ailments, especially when it comes to past recurring injuries that have never fully healed. The cleanest form of eating I've experienced so far is following the teachings of Arnold Ehret, Dr. Robert Morse, and Dr. Douglas Graham.

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Some great advice on this thread. I just wanted to add you can custom tailor your weight training so many ways. I have lifted extremely heavy for years- upper body only- for my sports were rock climbing and hiking. For my lower body, I did endurance lifting - one set of 50 reps- because I ran long distance. Those reps of 50 did so much to lean me out and tone. Because the set takes almost 2 minutes or more to complete, the metabolic/enzyme/muscular improvement bridges that of aerobic and anaerobic training. In other words, its useful to do. Endurance training is not "light weight" training, but reduced in weight training. Those last 15 reps are frigging hard to do!
Now that I'm riding so much, that is my gym, along with yoga for suppleness.
My .02 cents.
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