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Board: Exercise & Fitness 07-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By Naxis
Re: just want to lose five pounds of fat a bit scared

If you're being healthful, you won't "age" yourself. I'm not sure who your examples are, but if you're eating properly and exercising moderately, you're helping keep yourself young. 5 lbs is hardly...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 07-04-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pare test help

What was your fitness level before the test? What kind of exercising are you doing? Do you use a heart rate monitor?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 06-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,931
Posted By Naxis
Re: Running VS Stairmaster??

Agreed. If you have enough control over the intensity, you can get just as good calorie burn from other exercises, but the "perceived exertion" may be different from exercise to exercise. Use a heart...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-27-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Naxis
Re: Anxieties with exercising in public

It really varies place to place depending on the schedules of the locals, but it's a great idea to try different times so that you find a schedule that you're most comfortable with. Hope that works...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-26-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Naxis
Re: Anxieties with exercising in public

Swimming is rather tough since there is so much resistance from the water and you're engaging so many muscles. It's a GREAT workout, but allow yourself to start slow. ANY swimming will give you...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-21-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By Naxis
Re: Weights & Cardio..

2 hours of cardio is too much if you want to build muscle. If you take up sprints instead of long duration a few times a week, your cardiovascular fitness will actually improve without risking muscle...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-21-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Naxis
Re: Newbie

You just need to incrementally build on what you did before. "How Long" something takes is a pretty individual process, so don't gauge your progress based on what someone tells you that you should be...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By Naxis
Re: What are some good exercise videos?

It was just a word of warning. :) It's not a cheap set and I'd hate for someone to get it thinking it would be a good starting point. It is a great program though.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-14-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By Naxis
Re: What are some good exercise videos?

P90X is not for beginners though. It's a really great program for someone with a decent level of fitness and exercise background, but if you're just starting, the workouts are too difficult and...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-12-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Naxis
Re: Help

Agreed. Trying to do both is really inefficient at best. It would be ideal for you to choose one goal (fat loss or muscle building) and dedicate 6-12 weeks to it and then pursue the other. The trick...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-12-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By Naxis
Re: What are some good exercise videos?

It really depends on what *you* like. Technically anything that gets you moving and keeps you interested will help get the weight off, but if you don't like the workout, you won't stick with it. You...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-09-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

yikes! fwiw, take doctors advice (or lack thereof) with a grain of salt. Most will give you meds, pat you on the rear and send you home because its easy and they have 50 more people to get to....
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,203
Posted By Naxis
Re: Treadmill walking! Nifty!

welcome aboard! :)
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-07-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,161
Posted By Naxis
Re: Should I do cardio before breakfast, or eat breakfast sooner?

Yeah, "cutting" is pretty specifically referring to fat loss, but tjlhb hit it on the head: women *almost never* get bulky from weight training. We simply lack the testosterone. As long as you're...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-04-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,161
Posted By Naxis
Re: Should I do cardio before breakfast, or eat breakfast sooner?

I agree with Chris. To lose weight, you will see faster results if you do cardio before breakfast. Your body is more inclined to tap into body fat for fuel in the absence of glucose (blood sugar)...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-30-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Naxis
Re: Food

Sounds like you already have a good idea where to start. You can't really look for "replacements" for starchy foods. You just need to find meals that exclude them (or just less). It really is just a...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Naxis
Re: Help me with my diet-exercise plan

Try calorie cycling. Based on your list there, you've been eating very low cal and your thyroid and overall metabolism slows to a crawl if you keep that up for a long time. If you have one or two...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-30-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,610
Posted By Naxis
Re: How Many Different Exercises for Shoulder Day

What does your split look like right now? Keep in mind that chest and back days also hit the deltoids, so going heavy and hard for another day might lead to overtraining. How many exercises you...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-24-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,469
Posted By Naxis
Re: Knee pain, shin pain

I agree about the shoes. If you can, go someplace like The Runners Roost where they can evaluate your step and stride. Make sure you have a comfortable pair of shoes - I like Saucony, but New...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-21-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By Naxis
Re: Boobie and mid section problems?! D:

Cardio is any activity that you do for "endurance" like running, biking, aerobics, that kind of thing.
You might consider resistance bands or s small set of weights if you're exercising at home....
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-20-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By Naxis
Re: Boobie and mid section problems?! D:

There's unfortunately little that you can do to make your breasts look bigger, but you can sort of sculpt your body through weight training and cardio to accentuate your strong points and...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By Naxis
Re: Help with the Gym!!!!!

The best place to start is to make a short term goal and keep it no matter what. If you really commit to say, two solid weeks of exercising and eating better, you can see that finish line. You can...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

You *can* get them at just about any health food type store (I actually don't know if GNC will have them; not technically a sports supp) <removed>
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-15-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

The anti-inflammatory should help. You might also look at supplementing with ginger for a longer term solution (if inflammation is the core issue). I've jacked a couple joints up and after the injury...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-15-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By Naxis
Re: how to reduce the hip size

please see: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=684361
Board: Diet & Nutrition 04-14-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,420
Posted By Naxis
Re: how protein is absorb in body

It is broken down into individual amino acids in digestion and used wherever the body needs them.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By Naxis
Re: what could be causing me to gain 2 pounds each month

Agreed. Has anything in your day to day life changed? What are you eating? Are you getting any exercise? How long have you been consistently gaining weight?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-13-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

If it doesn't hurt during the reps, thats a good sign. Might give it a couple more days and give it another go to see if it's improved at all. A sports med doctor might not be a bad idea though,...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,203
Posted By Naxis
Re: Treadmill walking! Nifty!

100% yes. Incline is the *best* way to increase intensity without additional impact. And it does a great job of it, too.
One more suggestion; depending on the kind of knee issues you have, you might...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,068
Posted By Naxis
Re: What can I drink while eating clean?

I cant say enough good stuff about Bengal Spice. It's carried me through many a craving. :)
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-02-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Naxis
Re: weight training and treadmill

If you combine that with clean, low cal diet, it should be plenty. Diet is just as important when it comes to toning and getting leaner, so make sure you have a plan there too. Just change up your...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Naxis
Re: getting out of breath and

I second the recommendation for a heart rate monitor. It will be the best tool you've ever used to keep yourself in a safe and effective heart rate range.
And when you say your arms hurt, what kind...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-02-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,068
Posted By Naxis
Re: What can I drink while eating clean?

Water and tea are my personal staples. If you're DYING for some flavor, you really should check out Bengal Spice tea from Celestial Seasonings. You won't believe there's no sugar, it's so good. Hot...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-01-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By Naxis
Re: Strength Exercises for Lower body necessary after treadmill ?

I agree 100% that it depends on your goals. For general fitness, then cardio might really be all you need. If you're trying to lose weight, improve strength, improve athleticism, or add muscle, then...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-31-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Naxis
Re: Cardio

Cardio doesn't really build calf muscle. It might tone it, but unless you are doing a lot of hills, it doesn't increase muscle. If you just want to avoid calf involvement, swimming, rowers, biking...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-31-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By Naxis
Re: The million dollar question about weight training...

While "targeting" is great, building functional strength is better. 98% of the time, free weights will trump machines. You engage more muscles in every movement in realistic ranges of motion as...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-31-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

Right on. When you're not laid up for two solid months because you wanted the workout more than you were willing to recover, you'll be glad you held off. Trust me. :) Sounds like you're most of the...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-30-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Naxis
Re: Question About Workout Sensations

Sounds like the signal of the endorphin rush, or "runner's high". Unless you feel dizzy or nauseous, take advantage of the rush and float on it while it's there. Before the rush, the effort seems...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-30-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,167
Posted By Naxis
Re: Quick, high protein food

Chicken, tuna, jerky, hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, protein shakes, and bars are all good. In a pinch, deli meat is *okay* but low quality as far as food goes.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

You should be able to work any muscles that don't aggravate the injury. Even in the short term, you can do dumbbell lifts with the uninjured side if you really want to. If it doesn't hurt, you should...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-21-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By Naxis
Re: to reduce my hip size

Cardio and clean diet will help slim you down and shrink the hips. Unfortunately for women, the body tends to really like to hold our fat there, so you may not see immediate results, but after a few...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,333
Posted By Naxis
Re: Pain in left arm/chest/shoulder from benching

It could be muscle or tendon. It's kind of hard to tell exactly what happened, but if you're feeling pain... STOP. If there's one piece of advice that could save you weeks, months, years of...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-18-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Naxis
Re: When is the best time to eat?

Well, when to eat will actually depend on what you're eating and what your goal is. And for all the "expert" recommendations on this point, it ends up being invariably personal based on how it works...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-18-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,382
Posted By Naxis
Re: how do i bulk up glutes and not legs

That's not altogether true. It sounds like you are already pretty muscular, so I can understand not wanting to build more, but the glutes almost *have* to work in conjunction with other muscles to...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By Naxis
Re: how do you measure body fat %?

For the sake of monitoring progress, electrical impedance scales and/or skin fold pinching will be easiest to do on a regular basis, and while the actual number may be less accurate, once you get a...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-17-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Naxis
Re: Suggestions on Rehabilitation

I don't know. Until you know what the cause is, I'd err on the the side of caution. "Powering through it" could very well make things worse. I suppose you could start very light, range of motion type...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-16-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Naxis
Re: Suggestions on Rehabilitation

How recently? If something has been strained, sprained or displaced exercise is absolutely not recommended. Rest and time are what heals injuries like that. Added stress will just exacerbate the...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Naxis
Re: Suggestions on Rehabilitation

You think something has been broken?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-11-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Naxis
Re: Legs fall asleep

That's usually due to pressure on nerves, either in the back, hips or knees. Is this recent or has this always happened?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,269
Posted By Naxis
Re: Gaining muscle vs. gaining strength

In the interim between high rep and low rep, some mid-range is advisable. If for nothing else, to gauge where to start for your low reps. I'd recommend starting with a weight that you can get three,...
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