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12-02-07, 01:54 PM #136
Thank you for the Moviation, I've wanted to earn the title Marine since my Dad told me about stories from his days in the Corps (Desert Storm.) For the last 5 years or so I've struggled with my weight, and just couldn't figure out how to get my butt in action and lose weight and get in shape. After really deciding wanting to be a Marine, I've lost 10lbs (But gained back because I slacked off.), I'm now back on track, and working out and losing more weight than ever. It feels damn good, and I hope to accomplish my goal of becoming a Marine.
12-05-07, 02:31 PM #137
Figured I may as well ask in here....
I've been following Hurricanes "diet tips", and have been eating alot better and working out. I've lost almost 10 pounds in about the 10 day period I've been working out and dieting. I know sometimes it's usual to lose alot of weight at the beginning, due to losing water weight, etc. I'm currently have 240 now.
So, for osmeone who is 240, and about 5'9, how many calories should I be getting a day to be healthy and still lose weight at a good pace? At this moment, I'm probably getting an intake of 800-1000 a day, some days more than others. I've been trying to balance out my meals to make them smaller throughout the day, so my metabolism is faster.
Thanks for the help.
12-05-07, 05:33 PM #138
I'm no nutritionist, but I'd say about 1000-1500/day.
Also, I've learned that it's best to PT before breakfast. Here's why. When you eat dinner (around 1600-1800), you roughly go without food for about 12 hours during sleep. When you wake up, a lot of that food energy has been used, so the only thing your body can use as an energy source is your fat cells when you PT. Eat a healthy breakfast (none of that McDougla's ****), because after you've PT'd, your body's metabolism is up, and burning that breakfast more efficiently. Not to mention you feel better throughout the day. Make it your routine, and it should work. No miracles, no fads. Just honest exercise and watching what you eat.
12-05-07, 05:38 PM #139
I wouldn't every drop below 1250 calories (or so) per day just because you don't want to crash your metabolism too badly. Honestly, at your weight I'd be closer to 1500-1750 at the bottom end.
Doing cardio in the morning is a great idea. You can burn some serious fat in the fasting condition. However, you need to eat before you lift. Your body needs fuel to get the most benefit from a strength program.
12-05-07, 06:19 PM #140
Thanks guys. The reason I'm trying to stay under 1,000 is because I have NO idea how much I burn in a day, and I feel like im making progress, and I don't want to mess that up.
At this moment, I'm doing 100 sit ups, 50 arm presses (You hold your body over an object such as a bed, and push yourself up, sort of like a backwards push up....sorta.), and running .70 of a mile, but stopping about twice and going to a fast walk, working on that, I do a full mile if I can get a ride to the gym.
Football conditioning starts in January for next season, so this should help out ALOT. Weight lifiting is first, then cardio, etc. I'm hoping this really helps.
Thanks for the info guys, it's much apperciated.
01-02-08, 03:27 PM #141
Just a little update,
I was down to about 238 or so for awhile, and was feeling damn good and moviated, running everynight, drinking a gallon of water everyday, etc, but then the holidays rolled around with traveling and visiting family and such so I got abit lazy and gained some back, putting me at 241lbs on January 2nd. I wish I had stayed on track, because I know I could have done atleast 15 pounds, if not more. I've been getting in the gym and lifting some too in preperation for football conditioning (starts next week.) so some of this weight could be muscle, but who knows.
I do feel like I made progress though. I have more endurance, and im stronger, so that's something to be happy about.
As of now, im just trying to stay moviated and determined, and trying to get back on track.
Thanks for reading.
01-04-08, 02:51 PM #142
Keep going poolees, I've come to realize that many tough obstacle are just in your head so stay motivated.
01-09-08, 02:56 AM #143
That's outstanding but I can clearly tell that you are sucking your stomach my friend.
01-09-08, 07:06 PM #144
Yeah....it's amazing that he can pull off such an illusion by just sucking in his stomach!
01-20-08, 12:55 AM #145
I did the opposite...I gained 20 lbs. after I joined the Marine Corps.
01-31-08, 11:48 AM #146
What inspiration! I have to lose over 100 lbs, not just for sake of joining the Marine Corps, but for my own personal health and well being as well! Thank you so much.
01-31-08, 02:28 PM #147Originally Posted by CamK
Good luck and make those goals but be sensible about it. The weight did not appear overnight and will not disappear overnight. It takes time...
03-04-08, 08:33 PM #148
I'm currently doing football conditoning at my High School for next season (We'll condition/practice for the rest of this school year, all summer, and then through the season.)
We do weight lifting, agility and running. Now, I'm back at 245lbs, but I feel like im getting in better shape, and my form looks better, and I've gotten compliments from people saying I look like I've lost some weight, but the weight is still there, is this due to fat being turned to muscle? I've been told Muscle weighs more than fat, but my primary goal of playing football is to get under 200lbs, but it seems like I'm just keeping weight? I've been eating better, and I'm usually eating at around 1,300 and 1500 calories, which I know isnt alot, but the weight isnt wanting to move, any suggestions?
03-04-08, 10:11 PM #149
CamK, I just finished running in your shoes.
I was a high school football player for four years, just finished my fourth season. You sound like a lineman (your picture shows otherwise), which I was as well. I played defensive end, starting at 190 lb.
I learned that football workouts are totally different that what I expect at boot camp. Football is putting it all out every down, with rest in between. At boot camp, I'm expecting, is more stamina than explosion (football). You may be 'well conditioned' to football standards, being able to play both ways, every down, on a Friday night, but boot camp is going to require you to put out 100% all day.
I would advise you to join wrestling and track. That's what I did/am doing. I did wrestling to get conditioned; be able to run several miles without an issue. Track will train you how to run, and all that good stuff.
Football --> wrestling --> track. It's a workout plan that can't fail. I started at 193 pounds, and now I'm at 157. I used to run one lap around the track, and I would be done. I can now run 3+ miles without an issue. I started at zero pull ups 3 months ago, now I'm at ten. I run the 1.5 mile in 10:20, and do 84 crunches. It's not much, but I have come a long way, and I'm still going.
You should be fine as long as you stay driven and participate in sports, as well as supplement it with your own workouts.
03-04-08, 10:37 PM #150
SEANstaah plan is a great idea. Wrestling and track is good for getting in shape, but you don't have to join a wrestling team or track team to get into shape. Keep your cardio up by running 2-3 miles every other day. Doesn't have to be timed, just a nice slow run did the trick for me. Now on off days, I would do sprints and that would help you get faster.
In Boot Camp, PT always was sprints for 880 yards or 50 yards sprints x5. Doesn't matter how strong you are in boot camp, if you don't want to suffer, have a good cardio going for you.
"Down, Up" over and over again takes it toll, especially screaming
They told us that screaming strengthens your lungs and heart, obviously it worked, being quarterdecked at first sucked, but by the end, your D.I. will get bored because he created this awesome PT machine, and then they find something more fun to do.
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