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Health and Fitness Thread V1: 100% Adrenaline

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^^Prefer not to buy meat. May be chicken once a month. It's too much hassle to prepare and the taste is not to my liking because I don't usually use spices etc to add flavor.

Eating canned salmon or tuna 2-3 times a week. Beware of eating too much tuna as the mercury content is higher in it compared to salmon.
 

deepakkrishnan

Broken In
ohh ok .. I'm skeptical about sea food due to mercury and I don't get variety in fresh water fish where I live.. for me cooking fish is a pain ... chicken is something that I like cooking.. maybe some veggies
Why don't you try grilled chicken breast with salt and pepper and just a hint of honey .. easy to prepare .. u can use butter and tawa

I guess I'll have to plan out my routine and meal plan for at-least a month and see how it goes from there.. Luckily got a fixed schedule after 6-7 years, so would have to make the most of it
 
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^^Canned salmon or tuna is already prepared. just need to microwave for a minute. Fish is good as it contains omega 3. Salmon usually have less mercury. The smaller the fish, the lesser the mercury content. Sardines are best but I don't like the taste much. Still have few cans of sardines left in fridge.

Tried grilling chicken but the smoke fills up the room and it creates a mess to be cleaned up later.

Plan out meal and exercise at least 3-4 times a week with gap of 1 day for rest or as and when you feel like taking rest is necessary. Don't injure yourself by pushing yourself too much. You wouldn't want to take a long break for healing.
 

RBX

In the zone
high number push ups, squats are all good for burning fat, but they cant increase muscle volume much. weight training is the way to increase muscles.

however, weight training without proper meal & rest will do the opposite, ur body will break down.

u need to go slow, steady, multiple sets with no more than 10-15 reps each set, so that muscles can recover and rebuild.

I think squats are one of the best things you can do for muscle gain. When using weights, it is a full body exercise, and increases abdomen strength pretty well.
I never did any abdomen-only exercise, and had pretty toned abdomen back when I used to go to gym.
 

deepakkrishnan

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^^Canned salmon or tuna is already prepared. just need to microwave for a minute. Fish is good as it contains omega 3. Salmon usually have less mercury. The smaller the fish, the lesser the mercury content. Sardines are best but I don't like the taste much. Still have few cans of sardines left in fridge.

Tried grilling chicken but the smoke fills up the room and it creates a mess to be cleaned up later.

Plan out meal and exercise at least 3-4 times a week with gap of 1 day for rest or as and when you feel like taking rest is necessary. Don't injure yourself by pushing yourself too much. You wouldn't want to take a long break for healing.

How different is taking Omega 3 supplements than having fish .. Also how do you prepare canned fish ... just heat it and eat it or do you have a recipe
 
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How different is taking Omega 3 supplements than having fish .. Also how do you prepare canned fish ... just heat it and eat it or do you have a recipe

I guess there wont be much difference between taking omega 3 supplements and having fish just because you are looking for omega 3.

canned fish are usually available in various mixes. I prefer one with mayo. One can eat right out of box or can warm up a bit. I usually mash boiled potatoes then add some olive oil, mix mayo salmon, add balsamic vinegar and other seasonings to taste.

I would cook a whole meal but the time and effort save no time for other activities. Usually workout after office hour.
 

deepakkrishnan

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The meal does sound yum .. will have to try it out ..

I was planning to work out once I get up as i reach home by 1 AM.. so should I work out after or before breakfast ..
 
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The meal does sound yum .. will have to try it out ..

I was planning to work out once I get up as i reach home by 1 AM.. so should I work out after or before breakfast ..

It's better to have something 1-2 hours before working out for optimal performance. Not too heavy food though or you will feel like puking. Protein shake works well. I basically chug down mass gainer mixed in water before 1 hour.
 

icebags

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I think squats are one of the best things you can do for muscle gain. When using weights, it is a full body exercise, and increases abdomen strength pretty well.
I never did any abdomen-only exercise, and had pretty toned abdomen back when I used to go to gym.

u're right, to gain any noticeable muscle, u will have to do weight squats.

My work schedule is 3:00 pm - 00:30am on weekdays, w/weekend offs.

u have whole morning off, go enroll urself into a gym with certified instructor. and spend 1 hr in the morning (9-10am) burning calories. :)
 
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RBX

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u're right, to gain any noticeable muscle, u will have to do weight squats.

It's not about noticeable muscles, it allows overall development that helps performing other exercises much better. It builds lower back pretty well, which in turn allows lifting heavier weights with barbell curls.
 

icebags

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It's not about noticeable muscles, it allows overall development that helps performing other exercises much better. It builds lower back pretty well, which in turn allows lifting heavier weights with barbell curls.

if that were true to 100%, i would hav had pretty strong build, cause my dad used to make me do squats 100+ times every now and then in my childhood. squats sure makes ur muscles strong, but if ur weight is not naturally on the heavier side, u wont gain as much as u could get doing it holding 20-30 kgs on shoulder.

Planning my meals is the main issue. 'coz I don't want to drain whatever energy I have and then unable to replenish it.

unless u drain what u already have, way wont be made for new things to come in

-icebags, 2014
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RBX

In the zone
if that were true to 100%, i would hav had pretty strong build, cause my dad used to make me do squats 100+ times every now and then in my childhood. squats sure makes ur muscles strong, but if ur weight is not naturally on the heavier side, u wont gain as much as u could get doing it holding 20-30 kgs on shoulder.

I'm talking only about the case when using weights. If you have proper form, you can see gains pretty quickly. I paid a lot of attention on my form, and soon I was able to lift 95 Kgs (that's max the bars of my ***tty gym could hold).
 

icebags

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95 kgs a lott, i only lifted like 30-40 kgs for a couple of months, any my waist got bigger, all my pants went tight lol. was a nice way to quickly build up backside, legs and waist.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Recently I bought 2kgs dumbbells, thought would lift them daily and gain some biceps but 2kg is too light. In shop I thought may be hard to do 3 sets of 15 but its easy.
Now just planne to hold 2kg in each hand and do squats. I want to gain biceps but also a good thighs and calves, cause I am an athlete.
Right now I am 23 and weight is only 59kgs. [MENTION=20614]Faun[/MENTION] : you stay alone you book your own food you go to job you workout !!!!!!!!!
Your fan.
 
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[MENTION=20614]Faun[/MENTION] : you stay alone you book your own food you go to job you workout !!!!!!!!!
Your fan.
Just try simple recipes to prepare food myself at home. Don't get time for preparing like a chef.

Workout at home. Improvise whatever is at hand. Have 50 KG barbell and dumbbell set with variable weights. Have addidas push-up bars
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Two things that I miss out on are Parallel bar dips and pull ups. I am not sure if I can do more than 2-3 pull ups now. Many months ago, used to do 13-15 reps. Cannot install pull up bar in the rented flat.

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u're right, to gain any noticeable muscle, u will have to do weight squats.

Bigger weights, bigger muscles. Reps 6-8.

More reps, more toned muscles. Basically increasing the endurance.
 
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