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Health & Fitness

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Haltus Kain, Nov 19, 2014.


*Schwarzenegger voice* MUSCLES!

  1. 1. Fitness Enthusiast

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  5. 5. Couch Potato

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  1. BlackHawks

    BlackHawks Member

    3, Need to get that Nabu X and get into shape! I always mean to exercise and then... I just don't. I need Arnold to yell at me when I don't, how about that for motivation!
  2. valuemeal

    valuemeal New Member

    i like fitbit but i'm gearing towards this nabu x
  3. bytecarAshGrey099

    bytecarAshGrey099 New Member

    I'm also getting back to the gym after all those holiday treats and chocolates. I'll start myself with just a mix of circuit training and yoga classes. Getting it there step by step.
  4. Saarland

    Saarland New Member

    this is a great post!

    I would surely recommend my protein shake brand- Gold Standard (vanilla is great). It really is balanced well and you dont get bored of it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    Also more importantly I would like to add my SUPPORT to PROTEIN SHAKE use!! i as a a medical student have consulted many nutritionist and have done the research, IT IS SAFE and it can really help as a healthy way to gain and build.

    Wish you all luck!
    the key is to NEVER take a break, NEVER stop!
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  5. Saarland

    Saarland New Member

    totally agree!!

    let me just tell you that since i first heard about it in october i cant wait to get this device. yes there are a few bands that match the specifications, but really the price just knocks it home run!
  6. Aquifel

    Aquifel New Member

    I'm using a Vivofit right now, and i wouldn't recommend it, I'm hoping to get in on the Nabu whenever it comes out!
  7. Expliciate

    Expliciate New Member

    I'm a pretty skinny guy, so I'm starting to work out in hopes that I will gain some weight, I might start taking protein powder to help my body recover and grow, but I heard that it's not TOO good for you, if you take it too much... Is that true?
  8. Yay I'm part of the majority, I really enjoy long boarding and such but running has never really appealed to me. I'm hoping the Nabu X might help me fix that.
  9. Saarland

    Saarland New Member


    so as i said, it is TOTALLY safe! i honestly dont use TOO much but tht is simply because i dont want to finish it fast (saving money :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). But ideally one scoop per day is A-OK.

    also, i too was skinny when i first started working out, and i luckily did use protein shake, and i can promise you i wouldnt be able to get where i am if i hadnt.

    let me know if you have any questions/need advice..
  10. Saarland

    Saarland New Member

    im pretty sure it will...

    I got my ipone recently, and just loking at the steps on that make me always take the walking option whenever i can
  11. LOL looks 6...
  12. Nictrick

    Nictrick New Member

    I know a lot of people that use the protein shakes, but I've never felt that I wanted to use supplements. I don't care about getting huge, I just want to tone a little, and have good endurance.
  13. CrazyElwin

    CrazyElwin New Member

    I'm still just at the beginning stages...
    I have a friend my age that is lifter that competes and her mantra to me is: "slow & steady wins the race." It's a bitch to try and keep to that. I know what i did when i was younger, but it's an entire different animal at this age (47 this year). Age isn't an excuse, i never felt my age to begin with, who does? LOL.
    I've had some bad injuries in the past that left permanent damage in my back, neck and knee and do to those i let my weight (north of 300) get way out of control. Since July 5 last year, i got my butt in gear walking and managed over 220 miles (401K steps walked) by the end of the year. I was sidelined a bit with a torn tendon in one foot and a pinched sciatic.
    But i keep going. In the Fitness Center twice a week and have gotten used to parking further away when going shopping. A little Yoga from time to time, eating fresh over canned and frozen and paying attention to what and when i eat.
    Too many years of failure, i'm not stopping now. The time thing is a bitch for sure, frustrating as hell. Managing my bad pain levels with the good pain and staying focused is the worst.
    I know i have a long way to go, i want my strength back and have set a goal for myself of 1 million steps this year
  14. HaltusKain

    HaltusKain Well-Known Member

    Something to keep in mind:
    There's no such thing as a toxic substance; only a toxic dosage.

    Anything can be harmful if you take too much of it. Anything can be lethal if you take to much of it.

    There are confirmed cases of death from ingesting too much water.

    So yes, too much of a protein supplement will be harmful. First off, you'll only want to use it after a workout that really strained your muscles, so that it can be used to rebuild them. Any protein your body doesn't use for that will be converted to fat and stored, which for most of us is something to avoid. I prefer to take half dosages - label recommends 2 scoops, so I take one. That way I know my body is actually using all of it; and it makes a container last twice as long.

    I think you'd have to take a LOT -like triple doses- for it to become medically dangerous, but so long as you're not stupid with it, that shouldn't be a concern... again, you only benefit from a finite amount of the stuff before it just starts adding fat, so there's no reason to even try massive doses.

    Protein shakes won't make you huge. No legal supplement will. It's basically the same as eating a piece of meat; but being liquid, it's easier/faster to ingest and digest, it's easier/faster to prepare, and it's quite a bit cheaper than meat, gram-for-gram of protein. It will also sate your hunger when you might be tempted to eat junkfood... personally my desire for snack food has gone way down since I started using protein supplements... I don't recommend it as a meal replacement, but if you can time your workouts shortly before when you typically get the between-meal munchies, a protein shake afterward really hits the spot, and that bag of chips or candy isn't nearly as compelling. :blush:

    It will help your endurance and tone, but see the spiel above on half doses - adding fat will ofc kill your tone.

    The early steps are the hardest part, so I'd say it sounds like you've got this!

    Slow and steady is definitely great for fat loss. My high years ago was 225, and I got a job as a security officer, which was 100% foot patrol... 4, 10-hour shifts a week of almost nothing but walking... lost 30 lbs in 6 months doing that, with no other exercise or diet changes.

    Then I quit that job, cuz it was insanely boing. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: ...which, unfortunately, slow and steady exercises are as well, but at least there you can't get written up for using an MP3 player. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    Good luck!
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  15. CrazyElwin

    CrazyElwin New Member

    Weight loss for me is one of my goals, but its not on the top of the list. I have lost weight by changing diet, but now i'm really trying to balance that out more. Strength and Flexibility are at the top of my goals. Figured it was the smartest way for me to do this, if i put Weight Loss as #1, history screams that i would fail.
    My friends that lift have been awesome with me, they know what it was like to start and have totally been in my corner. I struggle daily, but i know if i get in a hurry, i could risk possible injury.
    I've come to grips that I'm not going to be who i used to be, I'm striving for more than that.
    One day at a time............
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  16. hitOPALHanPurple481

    hitOPALHanPurple481 New Member

    I'm probably right in the middle. I'm a pretty round guy but I stay in indoor soccer shape at the least. It's keeps me sane.
  17. leredz

    leredz New Member

    muscle pharm is one of the greatest brands for supplements i use it for pre work outs, protein, glutamin, and many more i recommend this brand
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  18. lnfinity

    lnfinity New Member

    Same here! I've recently been thinking about getting a fitness tracker and I first heard about the Fitbit. After learning more about the Nabu X, I'm now leaning towards getting that instead because of all the exciting features it offers.
  19. megaforce1020

    megaforce1020 New Member

    Water, exercise, sleep repeat! :D
  20. valuemeal

    valuemeal New Member

    that's called fasting bro... no chow? :)
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