Why can’t teens take Pre-workout supplements?
Im a teenager and I do 5 weight training sessions an hour each session, 2 football trainings, 1 football game, at least half an hour of cardio a day every week. Just sometimes when I hit the gym I dont have the energy or motivation to push out all the sets. Pre-workouts are suppose to help but teens aren’t supposed to use them, why?
Ramesh Klinkert answers:
Actually they can and they do. Teens are the most credulous and naive buyers of products because they’re old enough to have money and too young to have the experience to know when they’re being ripped off. And, all supplements for building muscle and burning fat are just scams no one needs. Before you turn to a chemical to give you want you can’t provide for yourself with guts and determination, check out Olympic gymnasts.
No supplements here.
Train like an Olympian –> http://www.nd.edu/~ndsmcgym/assets/images/stronggymnast.jpg
Eat like an Olympian –> http://www.livestrong.com/article/329993-what-do-gymnasts-need-to-eat/
No supplmeents there.
You think you train hard? Try making the Olympics.
If you just can’t cut it without a boost, take a caffeine pill. That’s the only active ingredient in preworkout supplements that has any real effect…by law. Supplements makers just put a tiny bit of that other junk in their pre-supps to make the label look good and to make you think there’s magic in the bottle.
Read my answer about supplements here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV
Read my answer about supplement scamming here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aii1OzUVjBo7o550CXhmvVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111014151252AAak0J4
Read my other answer about supplement scamming –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120608093502AANzafZ
Watch this video –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE0qAd-8d2Y
Good luck and good health!!
Dose anyone have any success stories?
I am in the process of losing weight after being pregnant, and having a c-section. I actually gained most of my weight before I got pregnant. I had a hard time getting pregnant. I had PCOS, and some hormone problems that made me pack on the pounds, on top of taking meds to help with those problems, the meds I had to take caused weight gain. During my pregnancy I only gained about 35 pounds, which my doctor told me was the healthy amount to gain. Before all these problems came up I was used to being very thin. I always felt like I was very pretty, and I had a lot of confidence. I still think I’m pretty; I just want to lose weight. Also after I get my weight off I will be buying a completely new wardrobe, and makeup. So that gives me something to really look forward to, and makes me want to get it off that much more. I would love to hear some of your weight lose success stories, or makeover succes stories. Or if you have any kind of tips what so ever.
Ramesh Klinkert answers:
Wish I had a personal success story, but I included a link where you can read the results of others. Far as I can tell, motivation and consistency, combined with a natural diet/exercise approach to losing weight, is all that works in the long run. I like Denise Austin because she’s very positive, upbeat, and realistic. I’ve had several friends that tried Weight Watchers, South Beach and Atkins, none of which were successful. I think that’s because they’re not realistic long-term solutions. Who’s going to avoid pasta, rice, potatoes and bread forever? Or count points every day for the rest of their lives? I have read that some of the most successful people at losing weight have a strong accountability/support factor, such as an online fitness group bulletin board/chat room. This helps avoid slacking off, if it’s a good group that really gets involved with each other. Same goes with a fitness class at a local gym – if you can keep it up. Of course, with a new baby demanding a lot of time and attention, a workout video and online support group are more viable options than going to a gym a few times weekly. Anyway, find what works for you, and never give up!
A few extra tips:
Always add extra steps to your trips out – park far from the store entrance, take the stairs with baby in a sling/carrier – check out stroller exercises you can do, join a local mom/baby fitness club or swim class, etc. And you’re right – a new wardrobe and make-up are wonderful motivators. Maybe wrap some of the items in something nice and write on each one what goal you need to achieve to “earn” it. For instance, “Avoid sweets for a week” or “Lose 3 inches around the waist”. Best of luck, and congratulations on your new arrival!
need help with fitness plan?
Ok, see the thing is that im 15 and way overweight. I am planning to use the summer as an effective way to lose weight and to help establish a fitness routine. Im already cutting out different types of foods and soda and trying to stay inbetween 1500 – 2000 calories a day. I just need help with what exercizes to do and where i can buy a cheap but accurate scale. I really need your help.
Ramesh Klinkert answers:
I highly recommend that you find something fun, perhaps something that you can do with a friend, to keep you motivated. Joining a gym can really help, but it depends on your budget of course. If you can, try group classes.
Dancing is a fun workout, yoga and Pilates will help you become more conscious about treating your body correctly, boot camp style classes will give you fast results (but can be kinda painful), and martial arts sculpt all over and give you new skills.
It’s okay, however, to start small – walking, then jogging, then running, for example. Try out at-home workout routines, or do them at the park.
Here is a link to a website that might help. They will give you routines, diet advice and extra motivation (like playlists) FOR FREE (unlike the site the guy above me reccomended): http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/weight-loss/you-can-do-it/the-4-week-all-over-makeover/
The site’s really worth a visit, as you can make up your own video workouts and stuff, and there’s message boards and you can talk to other people and stay motivated. (You have to register, but all they ask for is e-mail, no cash involved at all).
Hope I helped, and good luck!
What’s your reason for working out?
alright, everyone knows that the key to working out, be it for bodybuilding, some sport, or personal reasons, is motivation and everyone successfull has a story for why they work out.
i work out cause as a little kid i was made fun of for being so weak, now i’m one of the strongest guys at my high school and it would’ve been impossible without the motivation of all that hate built up as a kid.
what’s your story?
and i’ll be picking a best answer for most motivational reason
woah intense logan, congrats on your gains
Ramesh Klinkert answers:
I was always the fat kid, the kid everyone picked last to be on their team in gym class.. The kid who had no friends, the one with the crazy mom and the possesive father who abused him.. I could go on, lol but I wanted to stand up for myself, to all the kids who continually called me different names, bullied me for my weight, teased me everyday and slapped me because they knew I was too self-concious to do a thing about it..
I started working out with a friend of mine who played baseball.. We basically ran everyday, I kind of walked/jogged..
My friend was kind of weak, and skinny and he wish he had my size, I wish I had his metabolism.. We were two whole different people but we helped eachother..
I knew I was strong, and if I got into a fight I could mess their shyt up..
He knew he was pretty fast, and was in really good shape, he just wanted to get stronger..
We both went on no-sugar diets, and we walked the treadmill everyday for 30 mins, then played basketball for an hour on Mon, Wed, Fri..
We worked out for an hour and did HIIT on Tues, Thurs, Sat, and we took a break on sundays..
In about a month, I noticed I could actually jog for about 3-4 minutes without getting tired, and a lot of kids at school asked me if I was losing weight which I thought was funny, then I did something I haven;t done in a long time.. I looked at myself in the mirror, and hell yeah i was about 10lbs lighter when I checked the scale..
My buddy on the other hand wasn’t.. I felt bad for him, I was doing good and him, not-so-much.. So i spent the next week, in my free time, browsing diff articles about weight gain and gaining muscle.. Stubled across diff protein shakes, that’s when I started taking the shakes, and tweaked my diet.. Ruled out fastfood and most other bad stuff for me.. I see about 50lbs loss that year, played football at linebacker.. Got my bench from 135 to 275 in 2 years, weighin in at about 195..
I watched a lot of action films, like bloodsport, brucelee movies.. Studied diff martial arts and ufc films.. Did pushups everyday, situps everyday.. Kept a journal of my workouts, and diet.. Make workouts in studyhall a lot, tweaked them.. Scheduled when i would have time for a candybar every few weeks.. In the long run it paid off.. I couldn’t even do a pushup, now I can crank out 80 non-stop.. Never dreamed of a pullup, even after i got a few pushups.. Can do 30 nonstop, and 5-6 1 handed pullups.. Rented a bunch of workout videos w/ my buddy, did some taebo, learned some diff judo flips from a cousin.. Me and nathan joined the wrestling team together on a dare, ended up goin 16-3-1.. He was 10-1 he got injured in the middle of the season.. I learned a whole lot from my weight loss journey.. It’s not really just a diet, a workout plan.. .. I changed how I felt about myself and how others feel about me.. Because I care for me, now other people can too..
My buddy got about 20lbs in the next 4-5 months.. That was 3 years ago, he used to weight 135 as a freshmen, now he’s a meaty 198-200.. I feel like a totally different person, like I mean something in this world.. I kno how ya feel. Stick with it brother
i’m attempting to lose 80 pounds in a short amount of time?
if i walk 3.0-3.5 mph on my treadmill for an hour each week day, and eat less than i normally would, could i reach my goal in 6 to 8 months?
female, 17, 5’1, 191Ibs
goal around 105
by eating less than i normally would i also mean eating more clean
(fruits, veggies, and water rather than processed stuff)
Ramesh Klinkert answers:
You’re going to need to eat the same amount you do now, but instead do all healthy food. If you eat less, you will not have enough energy to do the workouts you need to do to lose that amount of weight. Trust me, been there. Not eating enough food can make you lethargic and decrease energy. Energy is needed to burn calories! I lost 20 pounds in about 7-8 months. I know that’s not how much you want to lose, but I just decided to take it slow. I’m in college and super busy, but I still tried to go to the gym 2-3 times a week and doing things throughout the day that helped keep up my weight loss.
You’re going to need to do more than walk on a treadmill.
What I did: I started by doing cardio. I tried zumba one day and liked it. I consider it a cardio workout. You burn calories. However, this is not enough. I suggest find something you like to do. If you have a gym membership, check out the different classes they have. Try the ones you think are interesting! That way, you find out what you like best.
In the beginning, I did a mix of both cardio and toning. I attended boot camp classes, sculpting classes, etc. First, I concentrated mostly on cardio though. I wanted to burn off everything first. Now that I lost 20 pounds, I’m still doing a mix of both cardio and toning, but I’m focusing more on toning now.
If you don’t have a gym membership, that’s totally fine. You can still do a lot of this stuff at home. If you have a set of weights and/or a mat, you can perform exercises at home. Youtube has great workout videos. Just search some up. You can even find some that require no equipment.
Try to work out AT LEAST 40 min-1 hour a day.
This is not all you are going to have to do. By making simple lifestyle changes, you can also add to your weight loss.
Things I did:
- Stop drinking soda, completely. Opt for water instead. Water helps flush out your system.
-If you have the choice of either walking or driving, walk. I live about 5 blocks away from campus and walk to school and back. It really has helped.
-Skip out on fast food, trust me after a while, you grow immune to it
- Opt for healthy choices on everything
- Try not to consume large amounts of pasta/rice. I completely took rice out from my diet and instead supplemented with a side of steamed veggies, etc
-Don’t deprive yourself completely of things you love. I still have white bread, cookies, etc. But I make sure you to keep it all in proportion, I also workout to lose any extra calories.
-Get a workout buddy. It’s so much more fun and motivates you even more!
- Keep yourself active throughout the day. Small changes can lead to a big difference. If you have the option of taking the stairs, do so! Walk to school. Walk the dog. Randomly start dancing if you want to, haha. Anything will help!
Basically, the equation is active lifestyle + healthy eating = weight loss.
Also remember: motivation is key. Keep yourself motivated!
How can I lose weight??!!!?
I’m in college and I don’t know if I have gained any weight but….I really want to lose 10 pounds. How should I do it, I barely have time for the gym (maybe 2-3 times a week) but I walk to all of my classes on a hilly campus. I am already thin but I really want skinnier legs, a smaller stomach, smaller arms, and a skinnier face. What do I need to do and how soon can I see results?
Ramesh Klinkert answers:
1 Dietary Balance and reading labels: watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.Do the math. Eat less and eat at least five meals a day. Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body’s metabolic rate.
2 Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationary. Find the one that works best for you. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like and won’t stick with it for long.
3 Photos and Joining online support group : Take before and after photos. There’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends (new or old) is typically a smart move. They know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures – share them. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find one that fits you.
4 Water you waiting for If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. Most of your body happens to be water, by the way. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.
5 Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity. That’s the secret to making “exercise time” fly or situate yourself in front of a television or video games involving exercises.
6 Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important (if only for mental alertness for the following day). If you feel tired, that’s likely your body’s way of saying: “Shut your eyes, stupid!”
7 Be confident, motivated and disciplined. You need to believe in yourself! You need to always encourage yourself to achieve the goals that you have set. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. If you fail to achieve your target for the week, find out why is it so. After evaluating, look ahead to next week Be consistent and disciplined, and have self motivation. To lose weight effectively, you need to stick to your weight loss plan religiously so as to see results. When you have the thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.
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