The Future of Hooroo.



  • No, all we are doing right now is Cardio type activitoes with ropes and balls and boxes and boxing. I'm that far behind currently.

    Dont think of it as being 'far behind' mate. He's just got you doing stuff that suits your goals. You will burn a lot more calories doing that sort of stuff and therefore drop weight faster.
     
    As I said in Nick's log, nutrition is the real maker or breaker. But dont look at it as a "diet". It's an eating plan - a new way to eat which may only involve a few refinements from what you are eating now.



  • Good on ya Hooroo, I am another PT advocate, helps you break the back of the weight challenge, perfects technique and allows you to progress faster.
     
    I would recommend that you use a heart rate monitor and try and work in your target Zone 60%-100% of Maximum Heart Rate. You can calculate your Max HR = 206.3-(0.711 x age). The longer you can function at the higher heart rate (80%-100%) the faster you will burn fat. Then it is just the diet you need to sort out, which is my Achilles heel.
     
    I use Myfitness Pal to track diet and exercise and "MyZone" and this forum to track my progress. MyZone is the system my gym uses, so not sure if it works for others?



  • I am not a PT advocate, my experience with them has not been great - and then I went and lost my puku on my own (with the help of this subforum, but I'm an advocate of what works best for the individual. So good luck Hooroo. 
     
    But I'll second JK, nutrition is the key, I decided to go crazy and eat whatever I wanted over the Xmas/New Year break and paid the price by putting on between 3-5kg (my scales are not 100% accurate). Even though I'm still at least 15kg lighter than when I started dropping the weight last year it is still bloody annoying. Too much sugar was the problem as my main meals etc generally stayed the same - and I just ate more lollies/chocolate and drunk some beer.



  • Ha ha! JK! As I was reading your post about watching what I eat, I was scoffing a chicken wing freshly fried from our freinds at the BakeHouse cafe Putaruru! 🙂
     
    Yeah PT is a cost and my gym ones are the same. $50/hour or $30/Half hour.  I need it though so not looking at cost..
     
    Thanks DK.So max heart rate is 178 based on your calc which I can get to quite easily at this stage.
     
    I'm not worried about food properly at the moment as I don't want to focus on too much at one time. In saying that for dinner, I have a salad with  Lettuce,Olives sliced, Cocktail onions sliced, sliced Jalpenos, Tomatoes, Capers and Avo with some smoked chicken or ham. That is healthy enough.  Then Fri to Sun just enjoy cooking what I want or go out for meals.
     
    Lunches are only OK in terms of health. Today being Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.  Breakhast is a two egg omellete with a tablspon of Parmesan.... but I will eliminate Parmesan if need be.  Quick and easy in Mocrowave for speed.



  • I'm an advocate of what works best for the individual.

    This is pretty important to note. We are all different and respond differently to different exercise styles and food types. Might take a bit of time to find what works for you but over time you will work it out.



  • This is pretty important to note. We are all different and respond differently to different exercise styles and food types. Might take a bit of time to find what works for you but over time you will work it out.

    agreed, you've got to find an approach that suits you - my big mantra for this year is discipline trumps motivation. I have ups and downs where I'll be really good on my kai and training then other times I'm lazy and a cookie monster. Getting that balance right is really important.



  • The old Diet Day off kicks the shit out of that. Saturdays are party days for the stomach - just fucking hammer it.
     
    Because after a few Sundays waking up with sugar withdrawal and constipation, you realise just how bad it is 🙂



  • I'm starting to dislike boxes all of a sudden.
     
    Also I am eliminating "This seems easy enough" from my vocab while with PT



  • Also I am eliminating "This seems easy enough" from my vocab while with PT

    Numpty. Weren't you in the military? Didn't you learn that early on?



  • Short memory or should I say vacant memory as it all came flooding back quick smart.
     
    Best to say nothing and just do 🙂
     
    I was push a box with weights on it round the gym and was so knackered I could see someone was waiting for me to go past and I said, 'you go mate' and he just looked and said, 'nah man, you're doing awesome, keep going' It was quite nice to see the appreciated effort as I was gone.



  • Thanks DK.So max heart rate is 178 based on your calc which I can get to quite easily at this stage.

    I'm utterly convinced that the maximal heart rate calculators are wrong. Example: mountain biking New Years eve; avg 97% for 58 mins and max of 103%
     
    Same route last weekend; avg 98% for 55 mins and max 104% - but 0.8km/h faster 🙂



  • I'm utterly convinced that the maximal heart rate calculators are wrong. Example: mountain biking New Years eve; avg 97% for 58 mins and max of 103%
     
    Same route last weekend; avg 98% for 55 mins and max 104% - but 0.8km/h faster 🙂

    You are right the Max HR calc is not accurate. What I have been advised if you are regularly exceeding your calculated Max HR, then adjust your Max HR so your highest rate achieved becomes your 100% mark. For the system I use, the Myzone HR monitor automatically makes the adjustment. For me I am only reaching 97%, so it is reasonably accurate.



  • That seems a sensible idea.



  • The HB thing: I regularly used to hit 220-230+ when doing hard hill repeats-and could keep it going for 30-60 minutes. I'm early 40s. 150 steps, the HB is the highest on the last 30 steps, then turn and run down, each repeat 1:40-2 minutes total. HB would be down on 100-120 in a minute or two of rest.
    So, the formula of 220 minus age is not applicable for me.



  • One month in and my fitness has improved remarkably.
     
    Had a weigh in to day and have put on 3.1kg's Ha ha!!
     
    Trainer was gobsmacked as he has been so impressed with my progress. True-love was surprised too as she has noticed that I had lost weight around the face and tumm not so big.
     
    I must have had next to no muscle ...... 🙂
     
    The last thing each session is on the rower when I am knackered and can now do two 1 minute sprints keeping it Under 1:50 the whole way.  Nearly got to 300 metres in a minute but not quite.
     
    Absolutely takes anything I have left, out of me.
     
    Loving it.
     
    Doing measurements on Monday as Trainer was too confused 🙂



  • Top stuff mate!



  • Really noticed the difference in Golf, JK.
     
    Saw your comment on dotgolf and that is easily my best round at Whangamata. No coincidence it is timed with my training



  • I was actually gonna comment that on my previous post but was in a rush for a meeting.
     
    I reckon it makes a huge difference with the golf eh.



  • Massive.
     
    We have a back tee on a par 5 measuring 560m and I was just out the back of the green for 2 on Saturday. I have never made the green off the normal and closer tee before, so it has made a huge difference



  • Had a wee set back last week witha gall bladder infection that also inflamed the liver so I was energy less from Saturday through to Wednesday.
     
    BAck in full swing.
     
    Will weigh myself this friday as it will be two weeks with no booze and freasonable eating.  I lost 5kg while crook but that is artificial weight loss.
     
    I can row 1000m in 3:42 now. When I started I could barely do 500m in under 2mins.
     
    Can rock along 500m at around 1:45 and with a push can do 100m in my 500 under 1:40split so am definitely getting fitter.
     
    Heaps more birdies and birdie opportunities with golf too.