Day 63- Have We Just Been Doing It Wrong?

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sumo
Did you ever wonder how sumo wrestlers got so big? Averaging well over 300 and some as much as 500 pounds and more? You would think that they consume massive amounts of food, all day long to maintain that much weight on their frames.

Most sumo schools have their athletes working out as much as 6 or 7 hours a day for years to achieve greatness in an endeavor that can be over in mere seconds. What is their secret? One meal a day. Right before bedtime. They train their starvation response to store everything that they eat as fat, everytime they eat. Want to lose fat? Don’t do that. Eat early in the morning, eat little meals all day long, don’t let the starvation response get started, no starches(carbs) within 6 hours of sleeping.

Could part of the secret of weightloss be when you eat? Apparently it is part of the secret of weight gain. Could it be that simple? Probably not but it does paint a great big red target on what not to do, don’t you think?

my workout-
cycling 21.35 mi. 2200 cal. 12.6 MET hr.

Day 62-

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Marathon

When you measure the amount of work that you do when exercising the value most often cited is heart rate. The amount of blood that your body pumps through the circulatory system as a response to stresses. If we buy into the fat turns into CO2 theory, then wouldn’t it be more accurate to chart respiration instead of heart rate, since respiration is directly correlated to CO2 transpiration?

Here are some numbers: Mr. J. Blow, our model model, has a resting respiration rate of 12 times a minute and in that minute exhales .6 grams of CO2, or .05 grams per breath. Any activity that increases his respiration should have a corresponding increase in CO2 emission. Lets say that Joe goes for a long run in the morning, say an hour, and during his run sustains a ventilation rate of 30 breaths per minute. 18 extra breaths a minute for 60 minutes times .05 grams comes to 54 grams of CO2. For the body to turn 1.1 kg. of fat into energy you would have to inhale 2.9 kg. of O2, producing 2.8 kg. of CO2 and 1.1 kg. of water. Using this math, our model’s little jog burned up 18.6 grams of body fat, evidence of why consistence and dedication is so important to staying healthy. This is in addition to the roughly 300 grams of fat the body uses each day to maintain base metabolism, interesting to say the least.

Day 60/61- Where Does The Fat Go?

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breath
When you take in water it can leave the body in several different ways, fat however, does not. Through a complex uptake process, fat is converted into triglycerides and other substances and is stored in the body until needed to be used as energy and it is finally broken down into water and carbon dioxide. Fat leaves to body through the lungs when we breathe. Strange but true.

my food- cheat day 3000 cal.
my workout- 2 hours mowing 1407 cal.

Day 59-

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run

What to do when you get stuck is something that haunts everyone. When motivation is not working, when diet is not working, when working out is not working out, what do you do?

I have maintained a diet log and a fitness log for two months straight, not missing a single day. I have lost a little over 2 pounds this month, should I be disappointed in the size of this loss? I don’t think so. I am still conflicted about strength vs. cardio, not sure which way to go.

my food-
4 eggs(320 cal.)P28F21.2C1.6
1 can tomatoes and chilies(50 cal.)P2.5F0C10
1 tsp. coconut oil(40 cal.)P0F5C0
total=410 cal. P 30.5 F 26.2 C 11.6

dinner
1495 cal.
total=1895 cal.

Day 58- You Get What You Pay For

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impossible
Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is. The model used in this photograph does not work out 4 minutes a day, she more than likely puts in at least an hour just in spin class or running to keep her bodyfat down. Add weight training/resistance training, HIIT, gymnastics/bodyweight and there is a significant investment in time involved in looking that fit. No one looks like a fitness model by accident, it can’t happen.

I look at the time I spend just to look not-fat, and I have to respect people that can do this. There is a secret, hard work. No way around it, it takes what it takes and if I don’t want to put in the work I will not get the results.

my food-
total=2700 cal.

Day 56- Back In The Saddle

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cycling

It sure felt good to put some miles on the bike yesterday, hopefully I can get out again today and do some more.  Redid the workout that caused all of the pain last week and so far, no ill effects other than the usual slight fatigue.  Progress.

my food-
breakfast burrito(600 cal.)

16 oz. chicken breast(596 cal.)
1 can chili beans(385 cal.)
total=981 cal.

16 oz. 2% milk(244 cal.)
1 scoop whey protein(130 cal.)
total=374 cal.
daily total=1955 cal.

my workout-
12 mile bike ride(1280 cal.)7.5 MET hrs.

6 supersets
benchpress@95 30-10-10-10-10-5
pull-ups(scaled)10-10-10-10-10-10
2 supersets
inclined bench@95 10-10+4
barbell rows@95 10-10