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Old 10-05-2008, 06:22 PM #1
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ok need to work on...

so heres the deelio
BODY/SHAPE SPECS
i have some flab on my stomach, not excessive i still look skinny even with a tight shirt on but still noticible

lots o fat on the upper back of my leg though im still good at running

minimal fat on upper arms and like some muscle, not much but some

FITNESS SPECS
in 2 minutes i can do maybe 12-14 pushups

in 1 minute i can do 30-35 situps

and my fastest time on the mile was 7:30, though average is probaly around 8:00

and i can do zero pullups

so anyway i consider myself sightly above average fit

what are some good ways to improve all that shiz cuzz if i want to have any chance in the military specifically the airforce, need to improve all of that

so besides just doing situps/pushups/running more often how else can i improve it?

i ride my bike often not that it helps much, ive biked about 5 miles through busy streets and up/down hills and that worked me pretty good but what about upper arm stregth?

ive been looking into weights but im a cheap *** and cant afford them (yes i am poor as hell right now)

some people suggested lifting heavy books, and doing wall pushups, but i want to hear from you guys so

what say you ST: fitness?
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:28 PM #2
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Stop thinking that some spots have more fat than others and start thinking some spots have less muscle than others.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:29 PM #3
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damn i never really thought about it like that, thanks
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:31 PM #4
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And you may not be fat, but it definitely sounds like you are about average shape. 12-14 pushups in two minutes is horrible, and 30-35 situps in a minute is pretty bad. If you want to get into shape, and look like your in shape get your diet in order and get on a good lifting program. www.t-nation.com and www.bodybuilding.com are sites with good information.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:35 PM #5
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k thanks, any recomended diets and how to stop being such a sweet tooth but still have some once in a while?

i mean everyday at school ill get a packet of cookies and i like to eat brown sugar and its ruining my health, my friend said to eat mints czz supposedly it makes everything else after you eat it taste like crap
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:37 PM #6
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:39 PM #7
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k thanks any other ideas?
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:40 PM #8
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Get some food for people with diabetes, it should be sugar free, but still sweet. Thats really not solving the problem of your lack of self-discipline though. You'll never get anywhere in lifting if you are unable to control yourself.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:40 PM #9
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whoa dude you need some muscle.. and endurance. Im 228 lbs and i will beat you in the mile, do way more pullups, and do 3 times as many pushups.

Im not tooting my own horn i need to get in better shape.

i wish you the best of luck man. just into the gym and im sure you will see some nice results.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:41 PM #10
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You just need to start reading some information sites really.

First thing you need to do is get your diet in check. Learn what to eat, what not to eat. Learn when to eat certain items during the day and when to avoid certain items.

Just knowing what to look for will make your diet fall into place.

As for pushups and what not. If you aren't going to the gym, just keep doing pushups daily and strive to keep increasing volume.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:43 PM #11
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Definitely have to train chest a bit more, along with legs and back. But your chest must be lacking for only 12-14 push-ups in two minutes. Can you do pull-ups? Or is your back fairly weak as well?

Start putting on muscle and your fat will start going away. If you really just want to get the fat off, cardio and good diet are key.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:45 PM #12
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im about 140lbs if it helps

but anyone know if that mint thing really works?
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:48 PM #13
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:48 PM #14
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im about 140lbs if it helps

but anyone know if that mint thing really works?
Willpower works better. If you don't want to be in better shape, we can't help you at all.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:53 PM #15
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try to eat a more balanced diet by incorporating fruits, vegetables, and lean meats throughout your day, if you don't already do. this should cut out those cookies and supposedly leave less room for your "sweet tooth" to choose your food. you have to really want to eat what your eating or else it won't work out, so try different veggies if your normally do not eat them, or try different fishes...you never know there may be one out there you haven't tried that could be one of your favorite foods. just showing up to the gym won't give you big results. anyone who doesn't workout can drop a few pounds in the first month at the gym, but you have to be dedicated to really get into shape. if you have or are getting a gym membership, trying setting something up with a personal trainer. he or she can really help you into getting a good workout routine that will probably be a lot better than half-assing it on the cardio equipment (not saying that you do). try to enjoy yourself and don't rely on the scale (especially if your lifting), use the mirror more as well as just realizing that you are feeling healthier overall. and just realize that your taking care of yourself and extending your life, try to see that your making achievements everytime you make a healthy decision, it will keep you going.

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Old 10-05-2008, 06:54 PM #16
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Im ashamed of all of you. Not one person sending him to the FAQ.
If we send him to the FAQ he'll get some information, but most likely continue to ask questions. HOWEVER, if we get him to t-nation or bodybuilding, he'll ask his questions there, thus decreasing the amount of clutter here.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:59 PM #17
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come to think of it i eat a good amount of healthy food heres a list

asparagus

potatoes

mushrooms

bananas

berries

mango (my favorite)

kiwi and pretty much all fruits in general i like
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:04 PM #18
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and nothing with any signifigant amount of protein at all. the building block of muscle my friend
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:07 PM #19
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ok thanks so whats high in protein?

oh forgot to ad i drink alot of kroger brand "fitness drinks"
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:10 PM #21
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