Man boobies and Beer guts - advice needed



  • After letting myself go to seed for the last 15 years or so, I've decided to get back in shape. This brings me to the important question.

    [b]Whats the easiest way to  get rid of man boobies and beer guts?[/b]

    Firstly let met say that I refuse to go to a gym in Sydney and mince about with all the f*cken Eastern Suburbs pretty boys, however I'm not afraid of good ol exercise (weights, crunches etc etc).

    So learned readers give me your tips (and no I can't afford lipo)



  • First of all - this should be in the Rugby Nuts & Bolts section, which incidentally has some great tips in a particular thread already.

    Second - I'm attempting the same thing as you and have basically come to the conclusion over the years that you can't "spot reduce". That is get rid of a particular part of your body that you don't like. Its all or nothing really. Men tend to put fat on around the back and lower torso, which is why you will see old blokes with big guts but stick legs.

    Currently I'm cycling every second night - 20km or so until I build myself up to higher levels. The New Westlink M7 is right outside my door and has 40km of cycleway so I don't get bored. Cut out the shit food naturally, and eat less at night instead of big meals (substituting salad for other side dishes works a treat in these cases). And stop drinking sugar-based soft drinks! A bloke I know lost 10kg just by giving up his cans of fizzy for a month.



  • [quote name='Nick the Aussie']
    First of all - this should be in the Rugby Nuts & Bolts section, which incidentally has some great tips in a particular thread already.
    [/quote]

    Mods, please feel free to move this as above.

    Thanks Nick.

    I must admit that I don't actually drink *fizzy drinks, but I guess I'll have to stop drinking 2 bottles of red a night.

    *Linux & Mountain Dew - LOL



  • Yeah... might want to cut that down to 1 glass a night

    Pushups and crunches too - getting the strength exercises assists fitness quite significantly.



  • no sugar (it metabolises fat)
    no alcohol (see above) or: the lower the alcohol content the better
    30+ mins aerobic (starting to sweat) mod--heavy exercise at least 3 times a night (cycling is great: just be careful of potential back or testicular issues). Circuit training is also great (don't need a gym for that, some parks have good set ups for it)
    avoid coffee (or if you must have it, no milk and sugar) drink 1-2 litres water a day
    choose the right sort of carbs
    walk everywhere at speed and try not to drive so much.
    lots of sleep (less sleep is related to increased bodyweight)
    avoid bulky foods at night
    steam or microwave or grill food, eat raw veges and avoid frying
    eat after exercise rather than before (the higher metabolic rate burns off the food quicker)
    spend as much time topless or naked in the presence of beautiful women as possible

    now, if I could just follow my own advice..



  • [quote name='Crusader Corey']
    After letting myself go to seed for the last 15 years or so, I've decided to get back in shape. This brings me to the important question.

    [b]Whats the easiest way to  get rid of man boobies and beer guts?[/b]

    Firstly let met say that I refuse to go to a gym in Sydney and mince about with all the f*cken Eastern Suburbs pretty boys, however I'm not afraid of good ol exercise (weights, crunches etc etc).

    So learned readers give me your tips (and no I can't afford lipo)
    [/quote]

    Unfortunately Corey, the plastic surgery is the only easy way. Everything else takes a bit of work. Sorry for the useless advice but otherwise see BDJ's post.....espeically the last sentence.  😁



  • [quote name='BrainDeadJnr']
    30+ mins aerobic (starting to sweat) mod--heavy exercise [b]at least 3 times a night [/b](cycling is great: just be careful of potential back or testicular issues). [/quote]

    Cripes man! He wants to lose his tits, not run a marathon!

    But yes the back pain associated with cycling can suck :nta Just got to make sure you do it right. One big mistake I made was a 20km ride followed by a set of pushups after I'd cooled down 😕



  • [quote name='BrainDeadJnr']
    no sugar (it metabolises fat)
    no alcohol (see above) or: the lower the alcohol content the better
    30+ mins aerobic (starting to sweat) mod--heavy exercise at least 3 times a night (cycling is great: just be careful of potential back or testicular issues). Circuit training is also great (don't need a gym for that, some parks have good set ups for it)
    avoid coffee (or if you must have it, no milk and sugar) drink 1-2 litres water a day
    choose the right sort of carbs
    walk everywhere at speed and try not to drive so much.
    lots of sleep (less sleep is related to increased bodyweight)
    avoid bulky foods at night
    steam or microwave or grill food, eat raw veges and avoid frying
    eat after exercise rather than before (the higher metabolic rate burns off the food quicker)
    spend as much time topless or naked in the presence of beautiful women as possible

    now, if I could just follow my own advice..
    [/quote]

    I would agree to most of that.

    I would say drink 4 litres of water a day, the more water you drink the less your body needs retain, thus losing the water weight.

    Food to eat before bed: Cottage cheese and Natural Peanut butter.

    Eat before AND after exercise. Especially when doing weights, if you are going to do cardio in the morning you may do it on an empty stomach.

    Not too sure about the more sleep. If I was bulking I would sleep at least 10 hours a day, maybe have a few nanna naps as well, but If I was trying to lose weight the standard 7-8 hours should suffice.

    And I assume you mean 3 times a week not 3 times a night.

    Try to do weights as well as running.



  • oops  I meant 3 times a week.
    Oh and apparently the beast with two backs is rated as good aerobic exercise.

    Yeah, getting just the right bike height set up is crucial to avoid back pain, but it is the alarmist connections between cycling and testicular cancer and ED that sounded a little worryuing [url="http://www.usrf.org/news/bikeriding.html"]http://www.usrf.org/news/bikeriding.html[/url]

    Yeah weights with warmup and warmdown and flexes are recommended. Anything that uses your large muscles, glutes etc esp say squats, are recommended.



  • 1 hour cardio 6 mornings a week.

    1 hour weights 3-4 times a week

    Eat every 3 hours.



  • [quote name='Irish Richard']
    1 hour cardio 6 mornings a week.

    1 hour weights 3-4 times a week

    Eat every 3 hours.
    [/quote]

    Fark, I'm tired just reading that.



  • [quote]1 hour cardio 6 mornings a week.

    1 hour weights 3-4 times a week

    Eat every 3 hours.
    [/quote]

    Cardio in the morning attacks the fat.

    Weights in the evening allows you to eat a decent meal (lots of protein) before-hand. Gives you the energy to lift, but you aren't using the same muscles as a cross-trainer / bike in the morning.

    So you can work out twice a day without muscle fatigue. 2 days on, 1 day off for weights.

    Get into a routine and it's farking great. Gives you bags of energy all day. Better sleep as well.

    Switch off the TV / playstation for a month and work out instead. Good investment in your body.



  • A find a couple of pizza's a week, beer whenever you can and a concentrated effort on the "congealed" group of foods

    ....ohhhhh..... you want to get rid of them



  • And don't forget! 5 different types of veg/fruit every day.

    Either that or a little Heroin and/or Crack Cocaine addiction. That'd take care of you love handles in no time.



  • [quote name='PdP']
    Either that or a little Heroin and/or Crack Cocaine addiction. That'd take care of you love handles in no time.
    [/quote]

    And your bank balance!

    Oirish - where the fuck do you find time to take an hour's cardio in the morning?



  • [quote name='PdP']
    And don't forget! 5 different types of veg/fruit every day.
    [/quote]

    Maybe for a healthy lifestyle but not for losing weight.



  • [quote name='Irish Richard']
    Cardio in the morning attacks the fat.

    Weights in the evening allows you to eat a decent meal (lots of protein) before-hand. Gives you the energy to lift, but you aren't using the same muscles as a cross-trainer / bike in the morning.

    So you can work out twice a day without muscle fatigue. 2 days on, 1 day off for weights.

    Get into a routine and it's farking great. Gives you bags of energy all day. Better sleep as well.

    Switch off the TV / playstation for a month and work out instead. Good investment in your body.
    [/quote]

    Sounds pretty good except the day you work out your legs probably take a break the next day probably dont want to be running or cycling.



  • [quote name='Nick the Aussie']
    And your bank balance!

    Oirish - where the fuck do you find time to take an hour's cardio in the morning?
    [/quote]Get up before 9am NtA  😁



  • [quote name='Nick the Aussie']
    Oirish - where the fuck do you find time to take an hour's cardio in the morning?
    [/quote]

    Gym opens at 7am. I'm out of the gym at 8.15 and in the orofice by 8.45.

    Bar - correct. I do squats and leg presses on a Friday night and take Saturday off from cardio.



  • [quote name='PdP']
    Either that or a little Heroin and/or Crack Cocaine addiction. That'd take care of you love handles in no time.
    [/quote]

    Thats true - Iggy Pop, Pete Doherty, David Bowie - not a man boob anywhere.

    Buy a heart rate monitor, BEST. THING. EVER.

    Stops you wasting time - none of the heart rate doodahs on any gym equipment are acurate.


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