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Offline badboy9311

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Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:45:15 AM »
I want to ask for some help on what are some good exercise for my gf to lose weight
from what i'm reading sprinting sounds pretty good + lifting heavy weights
but I'm thinking about the danger of both of them since her knee has some problem lately (something like muscle or similar sorta thing around her knee is pulling/ too tight and causing the pain..not quite sure)

plus heavy weights she'd need a trainer so we wouldn't be doing that in short term (booo..)

just wonder, what would be an ideal program for her..?

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 10:09:43 AM »
If she has bad knees, running is the WORST thing she can do.  Biking is better but, lifting weights is the bast all around.  If you don't have a gym membership or weights around the house, improvise.  Buy some plastic jugs and fill them with water.  They come in various shapes and sizes so you can really mix and match.  Plus it is a very cheap way to get started.  Maybe not very sexy but it works.


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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 12:35:05 PM »
Proper nutrition
Bodyweight strength training
Hill sprints
Yoga

A combo of those should get her in great shape.

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 06:51:07 AM »
how much would bad knees affect her squating/ lifting...etc..
assuming she do it in the correct posture..


alrite now that was a bit of a bad question i know though..since she didn't actually x-ray it..
i hope i can bring her to a private doctor and really check what's wrong..

And..I really wonder about this
But how can i make her slim and not musclar...
i know from theoretical point of view she can never be as buff..cuz it's hard to get musclar anyways..!
but..is it true that woman can never be hving man's physique unless they take steroids?
(because of testosterone level..?)

Lastly,

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 07:49:44 AM »
She's not going to wake up overnight and be jacked...  she'll be fine.


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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 12:18:00 PM »
how much would bad knees affect her squating/ lifting...etc..
assuming she do it in the correct posture..
It depends on what is wrong with her knees.
Teach her how to do a goblet squat before anything else.
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/goblet_squats_101
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds-ZF59X6bw

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And..I really wonder about this
But how can i make her slim and not musclar...
What you're asking is how can I make her skinnyfat? That's not healthy. EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE STRONG, LEAN AND MUSCULAR

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i know from theoretical point of view she can never be as buff..cuz it's hard to get musclar anyways..!
but..is it true that woman can never be hving man's physique unless they take steroids?
(because of testosterone level..?)
Women bodybuilders take far more drugs than men do. Many don't even go off cycle. Even the super hottie fitness women take drugs.

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 06:17:17 AM »
and remember diet is a better way to get fat loss than exerciser.

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 03:55:35 PM »
I had bad knees for many many years. Had them since my 20's. Three things helped:
I quit dairy - I was expecting to have to quit nightshades too but the pain is gone in all my joints except spine
1 did some band work to strengthen the muscles etc that support my knees (and I walk everywhere)
I keep to the WOE overwhelmingly most of the time

I now do squats without pain or problem.

If her knees are bad I strongly suggest a physio or other to show her some band exercises to strengthen them before she stresses her knees further and if she is overweight then the weight needs to go - losing weight is terribly good for knees

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 12:36:16 PM »
I want to ask for some help on what are some good exercise for my gf to lose weight
from what i'm reading sprinting sounds pretty good + lifting heavy weights

In combination with paleo, anaerobic exercise will help, yes.  If she just eats more wheat and rice, not so much.

As for "bulky", that's a matter of personal taste.  Here's a female olympic weightlifter:

http://pageslap.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/marilou_dozois-prevost1.jpg

Powerlifters get larger arm muscles.  The woman in pink in this picture is about as "bulky" as it gets without drugs (the other two take drugs):

http://www.132poundsofpower.com/arnold%20033.jpg

If your girlfriend really prefers to stay slender, some of the more active forms of dancing might help, though the knee might be an issue.

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Re: Looking for something my gf can do to lose weight
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 06:45:22 AM »
my wife gets pumped watching bodyrock.tv

She's got some good quick workouts to follow as well.