Gym/Diet Query

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  1. D_quickpostreply

    D_quickpostreply New Member

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    Hoping the people with more knoweldge will give me a hand. Basically what i'm wanting to do is to change the fat stomach etc i have into muscle. I'm naturally quite broad shouldered so i'm not wanting to become bigger but just change the fat into muscle... whats the best things to do at the gym? (I can go about 4/5 times a week) and what to eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner (The only thing I don't like is eggs). Cheers guys!
     
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    Hi
    I have 17 years experience in training and dieting so I will try and help you. Firstly you cannot change fat into muscle, just like you cannot turn water into wine. They are two completely different substances. In order to get abdominal muscles one must reduce the fat levels surrounding the stomach. This leads me on to the next common myth – you cannot lose fat from a single point in your body. It does, however, reduce from all over the body. The next common myth is about abdominal exercises. Unfortunately you can do 1000 sit ups every day and not show a single abdominal muscle, for the reason that they will be hidden by excess fat.
    So how does one reduce fat levels? It is not an overnight task, but one that requires intelligent thought combined with determination. This is where we begin. Firstly, diet must be evaluated and altered. Too much carbohydrates convert into fat. So how much is too much? Many people can significantly reduce carbohydrates, but without going too far that it resembles the ‘Atkins Diet’. They simply just need to stop eating simple carbs such as: cakes, sweets, beer, crisps etc. These are not real food, but artificial food full of chemicals, preservatives and sugars. These simple sugars (carbs) are not filling but very desirable making people continually eat them. We are only human so gradually reduce these, but DO NOT cut them out straight away. This will lead you to quit dieting very rapidly.
    When you feel you have it under control, treat yourself to a “cheat day” eating these pleasurable foods once a week. No doubt after you see your results you will no longer wish to eat such food. Remember don’t get confused and stop eating crabs altogether: whole meal pasta, potatoes, vegetables etc are fantastic sources of carbs.
    Next is training. Running will do more for your abdominal muscles than sit-ups, well, in these initial stages. Running will burn your body’s fat supplies for energy. How do I ensure muscle is not also burnt for fuel? The body is an efficient machine and will burn the best fuel first, which is muscle. We can however trick it to protect the muscle and burn the fat. We do this by increasing our protein intake: eggs, fish, chicken, steak.
    Training sensibly: One does not need to run endlessly but more intelligently. Running a shorter distance and trying to beat your time each time is far more enjoyable than running for 3 hours. It will also prevent muscle break down. So I would suggest one day of running 3k trying to run faster every time and one day of sprints for distance or time. You can increase these days to suit your needs. Combine this with sit-ups, crunches etc the list is endless, so you are best using a search for that.

    Good luck
     
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    Look into Crossfit and the Paleolithic Diet. It's hard at first, but once you kick all of the addictive quick energy substances your body has been existing off of you will feel amazing and never want to look back.
     
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    another crossfitter / paleo guy here

    literally changed my life -- I've totally leaned up -- and never had more fun working out -- by getting into crossfit

    started eating paleo and lost 30 lbs in 5 months -- basically by cutting out processed food. I eat pretty much all i want as long as it is meat vegetables nuts seeds or fruits nothing else. I don't feel deprived in the least. Simple carbs dont look like food to me anymore. They make me peak and crash. Real food burns slow and even . . .

    The change in frame of mind has been even more intense and pleasurable (though less visible) than the cut up body

    If you dont know what this is about, check out crossfit.com, or for beginners you may have more comfort in the forum section of crossfitbrandx.com . . . look under WOD . . . CrossFit Brand X Forum| CrossFit WOD
     
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