Thread: Lifting for weight loss
7/22/2007 5:59pm, #31Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
7/22/2007 6:40pm, #32
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Just wanted to mention that renegade rows are a great exercise because they recruit basically your entire body to stabilize. Along with your basic big lifts, it's stuff like renegade rows that you want to look at when you're lifting for weight loss, because they will lift your BMR and have you huffing and puffing a half hour after your workout.
Along the same lines, one of my favorite KB/DB exercises is the renegade manmaker. Basically, you start out holding your bells with relaxed arms at waist level, drop into a burpee with the bells acting like parallettes, do a pushup, renegade-row each arm, then clean and press the bells. That's one rep. I've never seen an out-of-shape person do 50 of these in five minutes.
7/23/2007 10:27am, #33
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Well, FWIW, I'm basically doing Repulsive's circuit, except modified to use the Free Motion machines. I would have preferred the dumbells but they are in a small area and folks sort of camp out on those benches like it is their social hour. So the machines are going to work better for doing the circuits without breaks, and getting in and out fast.
The only problem is it takes a little longer than I'd planned for. For warmup, I do a circuit at about 50% weight. And then I stretch at the end.
The circuit-cardio-circuit part only takes about 35 minutes.
So, if i keep the circuit-cardio-circuit part, what should I do for warmup and cool down/stretch to get me in and out quickly?
7/23/2007 11:55am, #34
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Mate, machines suck. They take away so much from the core and synergist muscles for any given exercise. Kick them assholes off the benches.
7/23/2007 1:14pm, #35Originally Posted by spirez
Originally Posted by Chameleon
7/23/2007 1:15pm, #36
Something else to consider, though you've gotten some good advice already...
Though the general formula for leaning out with lifting is low weight - high rep, I've found that you can also lose body fat by lifting heavy. You may not burn quite as many calories in a workout, but muscle burns more calories at rest than fat. If you spend some time lifting heavy and pack on some muscle mass you may end up burning more calories overall.
Mostly, though, you will lose weight through changing your diet.
7/23/2007 1:24pm, #37Originally Posted by Matt W.
7/23/2007 1:28pm, #38
The truth is that lifting weights can burn astonishing amounts of calories, but you've got to already be in excellent shape to be able to work at that type of pace and intensity.
Everyone here wants to skip to idealized versions of lifting schemes, but no one seems to pay any attention to the needs that beginners have for skill development and injury prevention.
7/23/2007 1:34pm, #39I do believe that is the general forumla for people who want to lose weight but got their advice from Jane Fonda.
7/23/2007 1:51pm, #40Originally Posted by Matt W.