Gym plan for weight loss

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by thejoyofanonymity, 7 April 2014 Social URL.

  1. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    Hey everyone

    So I'm looking for a bit of advice...I've just joined a gym and been going regularly for a week now and actually enjoying it (to my own astonishment). I've been researching quite a lot online and have found various different mantras of advice for weight loss workouts at the gym. Should I do more cardio that weight machines or vice versa as there's seems to be no definitive answer. I just want to make sure I'm doing the best fat burning workout I can do to optimise my time there.

    Any advice would be great :) ta in advance!

    Clare
     
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  3. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    The best fat burning exercises are the one that work multiple muscles at the same time, Cardio is brilliant for losing weight, but if you want to tone up as well you'll need to be doing some form of weight training - even if it's just squats. If you're focused on numbers I'd recommend more Cardio than anything else but a mix is always best for your body.

    For example, if you're doing squats, do curls or lifts with them, you burn way more calories that way but also it's quicker than doing muscles separately (which if like me you're idea of a good time is avoiding exercise and stuffing your face with copious amounts of toast and butter!) which means you do the same amount of good but you get out the gym quicker!
    X
     
  4. lauuuu10

    lauuuu10 Member

    Start Weight:
    16st11.9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0.3lb
    Lost(%):
    1st13.9lb(11.83%)
    I agree with above. :)

    Whenever I have a workout, I try to do 30 minutes cardio with 15 or 20 minutes weights (this is at home though as I can't afford a gym right now).
     
  5. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    Yeah, that all sounds like a great plan. I've been using the weight machines as well as doing some cardio when I go but doing squats etc sounds like a good plan. I definitely just want to be making the most out of the time I'm there so I can lie on my sofa afterwards and not feel the guilt - haha :)
     
  6. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    Oh I feel the guilt even if I've done loads! Definitely mix it up a bit and keep it fun! It's odd how much you start to enjoy it :)
     
  7. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    That's the bit I'm finding really weird. I only joined the gym last week (Tuesday I think) and I've already been 4 times since then and I'm missing not having been today...I decided to have a booze free April and I think that's really helped me to get into the fitness mode :) also decided to worry less about weight loss and concentrate on body fat % :)
     
  8. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    I normally give myself weekends off and am always surprised at how lazy I feel, despite the fact I didn't do ANY exercise before and never felt lazy! :p
     
  9. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    That's a good wee idea to give yourself the weekends off...I work shifts so I'm still trying to figure out the best days and times to go but weekends off sounds great :D
     
  10. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    It's mainly convenience more than anything else, I've got 2 doggies who go to doggy day care whilst me and OH work, and he finishes later than me so picks them up and I get about an hour on my own to do exercise, otherwise I get jumped over when I do anything! I tried doing sit ups once at a weekend and got a fairly big collie sitting on my chest!
     
  11. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    Haha :D! Situps are hard enough as they are, never mind with a dog climbing all over you! :)
     
  12. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    I think he thinks I've died every time I lay on the floor! "I will lick your face to check if you're alive and sit on you to protect you from predators!" Bless him...heavy little sh** :p
     
  13. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    Aww bless...that's so sweet :D but yeah, heavy dog on chest not so great - haha
     
  14. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    So I'm totally perplexed. I've been going regularly (4 times this week) to the gym, not drinking alcohol since the start of the month and making careful food choices and my body fat% has gone up?! What am I doing wrong?
     
  15. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    That doesn't make a lick of sense, how are you measuring?
    X
     
  16. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    I have a set of scales at home which measure body fat % - my waist measurement is apparently down by 1.5" though so it just isn't making any sense to me. I'm so confused...
     
  17. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World/Clean Eating
    I'd be inclined not to trust that and if you're concerned go get it checked at the gym, doesn't sound right to me!
    X
     
  18. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Intermittent Fasting / Healthy Eating
    They have one of the big measurement machines in my local Boots I think...I might go there, or try next week when I'm back at the gym and see what it says. Good thinking :) x
     

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