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  1. Mortal_wombat is offline

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    Tapout XT mma workout vs Rushfit - and beating hunger cravings

    Im 5'7 and I weigh about 230lbs. Recently after a 6 year hiatus, I've returned to the world of martial arts by taking up escrima. Where I train they also offer an mma class so I decided to join in. The warm up which consisted of jogging, jumping jacks, running towards cones in a zig zag pattern and some stretching which completely winded me. Hitting the focus pads, the bag work, annihilated me. What I want is to get my cardiovascular endurance up because it's pathetic and would one day like to compete. I also need to lose a lot weight.
    On YouTube I stumbled upon 2 workouts that look interesting

    Tapout XT



    Rushfit


    Anyone have any experience with these particular workouts? Im looking for pros/cons and if you have something better to suggest. Im on a budget So I would prefer something I can do at home.

    The second thing I would like to talk about is diet. I know what to eat, what not to eat and how much. My problem is that I am unable to control the urge to eat. If there is food within reach I will eat until there is none left. I've tried to control my portions but I get withdrawal symptoms. Anyone have any advice on how to control these cravings?
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    I saw Tapout XT's facebook page. They had a thread asking people what their "tapout name" was. Mine was "A Boot Stamping On A Human Face...Forever".


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    I do not strongly recommend Tapout XT. When I worked at Job Corps for a fitness group we alternated between Insanity and Tapout and just found it wasn't as good of a workout, and really the only negatives I've seen regarding rushfit is that GSP is a corny ************.

    Obviously doing something is better than nothing, but the dvds are expensive. I would check in your school to see if anyone wants to get a cardio group going, and just refer to youtube for exercise/calisthenics ideas. Or you could get a couple of people to share the cost and get the dvds yourselves to split the cost. Really all you're lacking is structure, if you have the motivation.

    Food psychology is a tough thing. You might be successful by trying to actively find a replacement activity that takes the place of your snacking, or it might come down to keeping only healthy snacks in your home.
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    Just find an MP3 of the Bas Rutten work outs. They are pretty ridiculously good.

    As far a diet goes: can't help you there, I am trying to put ON weight.
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    A style of diet I've recently been having success with is having a small breakfast, usually yoghurt and some fruit, some nuts and fruit during the day, and one big high protein meal about 3-4pm. This does a couple of things- having a plan is quite helpful, it's like the difference between just going to the gym and randomly pushing weights, and keeping a weight routine going. A high protein diet also helps you feel more full. My schedule on a regular day might look like this-
    Early am- coffee, yoghurt and grapes
    Kickboxing bag work
    Banana
    Midday- weights
    Afternoon- big dinner. So usually salad, mix of Vegas, tomato, and a lot of steak/fish/chicken
    Evening- kickboxing
    Through the day I'll have lots of water and Brazil nuts and grapes.

    I've used this diet myself and on clients with a good amount of success. Simple, enough energy to get through workouts, pretty low on **** like bread and pasta (every now and then I'll have some spaghetti. And the beer. **** me I'm Irish so whatever)

    As far as fitness goes for now I would recommend you just worry about going to as many classes as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    I've used this diet myself and on clients with a good amount of success.
    Thanks for the advice alex and everyone else, when you say that you used it on clients does this mean that you're a nutritionist or maybe a personal trainer?
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    personal trainer. i dont do a lot of nutrition stuff with my clients, if they have serious problems ill refer them on, but theres always basic **** you can do to clean it up

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