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    Hello Everyone!

    Since Presales are over and the official wait for Coachella 2015 has started, its time! Its time for us to encourage/motivate/update. Let us discuss our goals/frustrations and any other thing regarding fitness and nutrition.

    In last years Fitchella I lost a total of 54lbs! I have fallen off the wagon since Coachella this year. I am ready give 100% and reach goals. Time to continue the rest of my healthy journey!

    This thread was extremely helpful to me last year, and I appreciate everyone's support.

    We have about 11 months till Coachella 2015 , LETS DO THIS THING.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    3 months to my wedding. 5 months to our cruise. 11 months until Coachella.

    Let's do this thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELIZA83TH View Post
    3 months to my wedding. 5 months to our cruise. 11 months until Coachella.

    Let's do this thing!
    Those are all great things to help motivate!
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    1.5 months until I dance in the Stampede parade, and my family comes. 10 lbs gone would be nice.
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    I just got back on track with eating and exercise last week. I had started backsliding after Coachella. Gotta get fit for dancing at festivals and going to the beach! My goal this summer is to not only get lean but also put on some muscle.
    Oh look it stopped snowing...

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    I'm up 6 pounds since weekend 1. Pissed at the jump in such a short time.
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    I'm up 6 pounds since weekend 1. Pissed at the jump in such a short time.
    the struggle has always been real old friend.
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    Papi Piratón!

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    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    eating doritos and pizza. I'll start watching what I eat next week. I don't feel too bad cause I'm still at 257 when I started out in January at 264.
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    Smooches. =)

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    you post that and then do ten pushups in excitement? All gung ho. If you really going to alter your appearance specifically for a concert then you need more help than weight loss.
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    No. I'm not altering for just a festival. It's a way of life that i've struggled with since forever. Its been hard to be consistent with dieting proper and exercise, but I did all last year. I'm being honest no boastful so ease up
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    Still in a state of physical perfection over here, sorry I will not be able to participate yet again this year.
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    unpronounceable user name...was talking to the OP as I dislike too much passion for exercise or body sculpting. I happen to know there are people who buy Costco sausages or pizza at 9am right when they open and eat them with their eyes closed making noises in delight, but they are just as bad as the ones who run twenty miles a day followed by Jillian Michaels fitness dvds on constant replay with a splash of yoga pictures in exotic places ("I'm balancing on a wall looking like a pretzel. Impressive eh? You know it.". *High Five*). Just try not to be too much of a pig and get some regular basic exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehorne View Post
    unpronounceable user name...was talking to the OP as I dislike too much passion for exercise or body sculpting. I happen to know there are people who buy Costco sausages or pizza at 9am right when they open and eat them with their eyes closed making noises in delight, but they are just as bad as the ones who run twenty miles a day followed by Jillian Michaels fitness dvds on constant replay with a splash of yoga pictures in exotic places ("I'm balancing on a wall looking like a pretzel. Impressive eh? You know it.". *High Five*). Just try not to be too much of a pig and get some regular basic exercise.
    YES! How did you know? I totally did 50 push-ups after this post, went for a 20 mile run and then hit up some bikram, looked in the mirror at my gainz for about 20 mins. And last but not least I took a selfie.

    I am very balanced in my health journey and I do not do this for a concert. This is just another timeline to help motivate people. By saying “off the wagon” I am not up to my own personal standards of where I want to be. That doesn’t mean I eat like crazy and sit on my ass, or go to the extreme and run for hours on end. Just means I haven’t been doing as much as I was before, and I would like to do more. But I do enjoy exercise and body sculpting and pushing limits and hitting personal fitness goals. I would be doing this with or without Coachella. You dislike too much passion for exercise or body sculpting..? cool story bro.
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    Still in a state of physical perfection over here, sorry I will not be able to participate yet again this year.
    You could start a penis enlargement group though.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Who says you shouldn't poke the bear?

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    im in this. ugh.
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    I've learned that slowly dying is great for weight loss. Down to 160-165, the weight I was on my first license back when I was 17, over half my life ago!

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    I'm in as well. I'm in my best friend's wedding the month after Coachella so I've got even more incentive. I 3 pounds on since Coachella because I stopped working out and starting eating pasta and cheese every day but I'm back on track.

    9/12: Shifted @ Mercer
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    Coachella is the annual end all for weight loss, then let myself go till New Years, then Chella 2016 revamping. Must talk about my flesh all the time for men love that the most. Shaving my chest right now.
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    Hey Ron, do you like your kids fit, or on the way to being fit?

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    Count me in! On Monday I am starting a 2 mile a day challenge for the next 8 weeks. Wish me luck!

    P.S. The Nike Training App is amazing
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    What's the challenge? Run 2 miles every day? Cover 2 miles any way you can?

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    You could start a penis enlargement group though.
    What part of "physical perfection" did you fail to grasp? My dick can bench more than most of the people in this thread.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/op...f=opinion&_r=0


    SundayReview | OPINION

    Fitness Crazed
    By DANIEL DUANE
    MAY 24, 2014


    SAN FRANCISCO — I’M no scientist, but I sure like reading about science. I’m always looking through newspapers for the latest research about saturated fat and whether it’s still bad for you, or if maybe sugar is poison.

    So when I found myself 40, fat and weak, I paid special attention to exercise science articles, in the hopes of getting strong. I found stories about cutting-edge studies that claimed you should do intense, brief workouts instead of long ones.

    I hired personal trainers certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine in a training methodology “founded on scientific, evidence-based research.” They taught me to avoid cave man barbell lifts like squats in favor of tricky new exercises on wobble boards and big inflatable balls to stimulate my body’s core.

    I learned about the science of muscle confusion — central to infomercial workouts like P90X, from beachbody.com. It’s a little hard to understand, but the idea seems to be that you change routines constantly, so that your muscles continue to adapt.

    I had fun doing these workouts. Sometimes, when I stood naked in front of the mirror, I thought I looked better. Mostly, though, I looked the same. I mentioned this to an excellent trainer named Callum Weeks, in San Francisco. Mr. Weeks suggested that I focus on one aspect of fitness for a while, maybe strength. So I poked around Amazon and found “Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training,” written by Mark Rippetoe, a gym owner in Wichita Falls, Tex.

    The program sounded like an unscientific joke. It called for exactly three workouts per week, built around five old-fashioned lifts: the squat, dead lift, power clean, bench press and standing press. But the black-and-white photographs were so poorly shot, and the people in them were so clearly not fitness models, that it seemed legit.

    The book came in the mail and then I went to the gym and, per Mr. Rippetoe’s instructions, did three sets of five reps in the squat, dead lift and standing press. Then I went home and drank milk. Two days later, I did three sets of five in the squat and the bench press. I repeated this basic pattern, alternating the dead lift with the power clean, for a year, adding a little more weight to the bar in every lift, during every session.

    Now for the astonishing part: It worked. I was able to lift a tiny bit more every single time, like magic — or, rather, like Milo of Croton, the ancient Greek wrestler who is said to have lifted a newborn calf and then lifted it every day thereafter, as it grew, until Milo carried a full-grown bull. In my own case, I eventually squatted 285 pounds, dead-lifted 335 and bench-pressed 235. Those numbers will not impress strength coaches — I weighed 215, after all — but they were a marvel to me.

    This raised a question: If all the latest cutting-edge scientific research says that outdated barbell movements have to be updated with core stability tricks and then integrated into super-short high-intensity muscle-confusion routines, how come none of that did much for me, while the same five lifts repeated for a year caused profound structural changes to my body?

    The answer, it turns out, is that there are no cutting-edge scientific studies.

    I don’t mean that exercise physiologists don’t conduct brilliant research. They do. I mean that they rarely research the practical questions you and I want answered, like which workout routine is best.

    “A lot of physiologists come into the discipline because they fundamentally like exercise,” Martin Gibala, an exercise physiologist at McMaster University in Ontario, told me. “But you learn very quickly that there’s not a lot of research money out there to fund applied studies.” On matters as simple as how many sets and reps best promote muscle growth, Mr. Gibala explained, “We can’t nail down the answer.”

    Even if the funding were there, Mr. Gibala says, “That’s not state-of-the-art research that you’re going to publish in the best journals and advance your career.” Instead, he says, physiologists study questions of basic science, “like the molecular signaling proteins that regulate skeletal muscle adaptation.”

    You know, those.

    Of course, Mr. Gibala and his peers are not the problem. The problem is that everybody in the fitness industry grabs onto this basic science — plus the occasional underfunded applied study with a handful of student subjects — and then twists the results to come up with something that sounds like a science-backed recommendation for whatever they’re selling. Most gym owners, for example, want you to walk in the door on Jan. 2 and think, Hey, this looks easy. I can do this. So they buy stationary cardio and strength machines that anybody can use without hurting themselves, often bearing brand names like Sci-Fit (Scientific Solutions for Fitness), which might more accurately be described as scientific solutions for liability management.

    As for personal trainers, I’ve known great ones. But the business model is akin to babysitting: There’s no percentage in teaching clients independence by showing them basic barbell lifts and telling them to add weight each time. Better to invent super-fun, high-intensity routines that entertain and bewilder clients, so they’ll never leave you. The science of muscle confusion, in other words, looks a lot like the marketing tradecraft of client confusion.

    THEN there’s the matter of our collective cravings. From cable news to the nation’s great newspapers, there is a tacit understanding that in fitness stories you and I want to hear variations on exactly one theme: that a just-published research paper in a scientific journal identifies a revolutionary new three-and-a-half minute workout routine guaranteed to give you the body of an underwear model. So powerful is this yearning — this burning ache to look good naked and have great sex and live forever — that even the best-intentioned of fitness journalists scour every little academic study for anything that might justify telling you that same sweet story, one more time.

    Steven Devor, an exercise physiologist at Ohio State University, says that people in his profession have become painfully aware of this problem. “A lot of my colleagues would rather poke themselves in the eye than talk to the media,” he says.

    The real harm, however, is caused when this fog of misinformation distracts from a parallel truth. Namely, that athletic coaches the world over conduct applied research all the time, and know precisely how to get people fit. If you train for a sport, you already know this, whether you realize it or not. Anybody who has trained for a marathon, for example, knows that regardless of what some TV fitness reporter says about some uncontrolled observational study with 11 elderly subjects somewhere in Finland, the web abounds with straightforward marathon-training plans that go like this: Every week for several months, take a few short runs midweek and a single long run on the weekend. Make sure the long run gets a little bit longer each time. Before you know it, you’ll be able to run 26.2 miles.

    Those plans works for the same reason Mr. Rippetoe’s protocol works: The human body is an adaptation machine. If you force it to do something a little harder than it has had to do recently, it will respond — afterward, while you rest — by changing enough to be able to do that new hard task more comfortably next time. This is known as the progressive overload principle. All athletic training involves manipulating that principle through small, steady increases in weight, speed, distance or whatever.

    So if your own exercise routine hasn’t brought the changes you’d like, and if you share my vulnerability to anything that sounds like science, remember: If you pay too much attention to stories about exercise research, you’ll stay bewildered; but if you trust the practical knowledge of established athletic cultures, and keep your eye on the progressive overload principle, you will reach a state of clarity.

    Daniel Duane is a contributing editor for Men’s Journal.
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    Cut up and bagged celery and carrots for the week. Drank 2 containers of banana, apples, spinach, and flax seeds yesterday. I'm going to try and loose 2 pounds by Tuesday. Not as focused on the number itself versus the feeling of being bloated.
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    For the first day walk 1 Mile.
    Second day RUN 1.5 miles
    Third day Crosstrain (examples: basketball, yoga, soccer, biking, etc.). 4th day Rest.
    5th Run 1 Mile
    6th Run 2 miles
    Then start the cycle over again. By the second week, increase the distance to walking 2 miles and running 3 miles.

    You may download the Nike Running app and start your own program. I'm doing the beginner since I'm not who runs often.

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    I started a weight routine again about a month ago, and I'm noticing results already. I've been doing circuit training that consists of 2 push exercises, 2 pull exercises, and 1 leg exercise. I do 3 sets of 12 reps each. I'm going to transition to free weights next week, largely out of necessity because I'll be out of town for work and where we're staying only has free weights. When I get back, it will be a mix of machines and free weights. If you're already doing cardio, resistance training really does make a world of difference. Here's what my average week looks like.

    Monday - Cardio (3 miles) and weights
    Tuesday - Cardio (1.5 miles) and sand volleyball (I play in a league). Sometimes I'll just skip cardio altogether on Tuesdays.
    Wednesday - Cardio (3 miles) and weights
    Thursday - Cardio (3 miles)
    Friday - Cardio (3 miles) and weights
    Saturday - Cardio (3 miles)
    Sunday - Cardio (3 miles) and weights

    I also try to mix in pick-up basketball whenever I have the chance. Most days, I'll at least shoot around by myself, and try to run around as much as possible while I'm doing that.

    I could stand to improve my diet, but I'm not eating like a complete asshole. After I get my free-weight routine locked in, improving my diet could be my next thing. I'm 6-0, 190 pounds and not in terrible shape. I'd just like to get more toned and be in good cardiovascular shape.

    Anyway, good luck to everyone.

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