The answer is Yes, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the Nutrisystem guys because they can answer you better...
20 lbs in 3 weeks is pretty good. More importantly, I bet you feel more energetic as well as more comfortable due to your lessened mass. It's like blocking down field. Stay with your block - you never know when that runner might cut back and use your block to take it to the house...
4 day pause after a 20 lb loss? No worries, MrATC!! I know it's disconcerting, but no cause for any kind of alarm or reaction. If these variations in loss rate bugs you, consider only weighing 1/week..
You're good, man!.
ATC, What is your water intake on a daily basis!..
Great job, man! As I mentioned before, we both started on the same day (I'm at 21.8 lbs so far)..
You don't have to kill yourself with the cardio. I used to think that way too - I thought I had to run or jog or hit the elliptical - not true. All you really need to do is walk at around a 3.3-3.5 pace on an incline of anywhere between 1.0 and 5 (or so). Just find the FAT BURNING workout on any treadmill - it should walk (sorry) you through it..
Dude, please, if you're feeling faint or light-headed from the walking and your raised heart rate on the thing just STOP! You should start off slowly (maybe w/o an incline for the first week or two, then move up from there - Trust me on this one .... I learned that lesson the hard way. Never in my life did I think I would turn that shade of green..
It's much more effective at burning calories AND it's way easier on your knees (assuming you have the same problems with your knees from football/basketball/heavy squatting as I do..
Give it a try - We have TV's on our treadmills at the gym so it really makes the time go by. 45 minutes is around 500-600 calories burned (according to the treadmill data for guys our size..
Enjoy Week 4 -.
Just stick to your program. If you want to work out, that is fine, but not needed. You are a 300#er and will lose weight regardless. Just don't obsess on a 4 day hold...
I drink about 4-6 bottles of water a day (16.9 oz a bottle). I think I'm gonna try to up that though...
I had a great workout last night. I did what I did before when I went to the gym (about 5 or 6 months ago) and I was surprised at how easy I got through that workout without even being out of breath. I walked on the treadmill at 3.5 and a 6 incline for 20 mins then did 10 mins on the elliptical with an average of 5.9 and I felt great. Even though I have only lost 20 pounds I feel lighter on my feet and have much more energy as well as a better mood. Does anyone think it would be better to rotate days from strength training and cardio or to mix them both into my everyday workout?..
Hang in there and definitely up your water! 1- 1.5 gallons a day Minimum!..
I always did strength with cardio following. Seemed to be the consensus among trainers to get maxium benefit from the lifting. Depends on how long you can hang at the gym and how many days you go. You can tailer it to fit your needs..
I just drank water when I was thirsty. Every animal in the forest does that and lives fine...
Im going about 5-6 days a week. I have been alternating days as far as cardio and strength. I usually do about 45 minutes cardio and 30 minutes strength training on respective days. When you hit the gym Gordon what worked for you?..
I'm no expert on this stuff, but the tips from a trainer that really got me off the ground were.
- Work only 1 muscle group a day. Broke it into 4 muscle groups, so you're really only working those muscles 1/week..
- Do 3 consective sets of the same lift each time. Striving for 10 reps each time. For me, that meant lowering weights as I went..
This only takes about 20 minutes or so. After that, I'd hit the treadmill, stepper, or elliptical for 15-30 minutes. This was 4 workouts/week..
You will find, however, that a lot like dieting, everyone thinks they've got the "right" way to do it and will argue ad nauseum over the details and no one is really "wrong". Many ways to success with lifting. The key thing, IMO, is the 3 consective sets of the same lift..
This worked VERY well for me..
I like to mix things up, so last fall I stopped lifting and concentrated on trying to learn how to run again. It was not pretty. I lost muscle mass (intentional), dropped weight, but never did hit my running goals..
Started lifting again in January. Muscle growth has been dramatic..
I've changed up again recently. Joined Crossfit, which only meets Wed,Thur,Fri, so I'm doing 3 consecutive days of that and doubling up to 2 muscle groups at a time on Mon Tues with no cardio..
Variety is good! Don't get in a rut. Don't take anyone's advice (including mine) as the last word. Try it all!! It's all good!!.
Ok Gordon thanks alot. I take a little bit of what you guys do and incorporate it in my work outs. So far everything has worked but I know that after a while my body will get used to it and I will have to switch it up. I wanna get ripped like you Gordon so I can tell people welcome to the gun show lol..
Now THAT's funny! I don't consider myself ripped. I think I have too much either residual fat or skin for "ripped" - Poly is closer to that. He's got an amazing BF% and it shows. I can develop bulky muscles fairly easy, which looks cool, but I question "what are they good for" other than a vanity thing. Heck, I guess that's enough!.