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    Default How to get in better shape?

    Alright I generally avoid questions like this, after all who likes to admit their shortcomings, but after overhaul training tonight I realise that I need to get in better shape. Now I am not talking about Tofu and Soy kind of better shape, but rather stamina and strength. By the end of training I was tired-- when I say tired I mean, get this.. umm.. stuff... off me because I am starting to feel overexerted. Admittedly it was my fault for taking an axe off the truck for this training(they never told us what we were doing, I figured if I grabbed the plaster hook we'd be knocking doors down!), but never the less...

    Now I have access to a gym, or rather will in the next month or so, so I want to make use of that. I am a big guy, 6-2" 210lb but not all blubber, I guess my metabolism is still good! Admittedly I don't eat ubėr healthy, nor do I do a ton of exercise-- I walk probably a couple miles a day getting around campus, but hardly brisk exercise!

    Can anyone help provide me a good plan of action for building both stamina and strength?
    I don't really have a ton of time to spend at the gym, and I am stuck with cafeteria food and take-away for most of the week, so I am looking for a routine that I can get away with for maybe a couple hours twice or so a week.

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    Find a personal trainer or someone in the gym that can help you routinely

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    I am too poor for a personal trainer! Especially at university they want an astronomical fee!

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    More than likely there is someone at the gym that will work with you

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    Default Basic PT at the Gym

    When it comes to physical fitness it is good to focus endurance (aerobic) and fast movements (anaerobic). If you are new to PT then it is also a good idea to start slow. The four areas the IAFF wellness-fitness iniatiative focuses on are: Cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Here is a link for a preparation for the CPAT which many departments use in their hiring process. It contains a lot of exercises that are good to build a PT program around.

    http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/?LinkSe...4BF872E67CB568

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    Crossfit. You can follow the workouts posted for free on the crossfit dot com website. All the workouts are scale able and most are suppose to be done with speed and intensity in mind while still focusing on form. If you don't know how to do a certain movement in the workout you can you use youtube and get instructed on proper form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipys View Post
    Crossfit. You can follow the workouts posted for free on the crossfit dot com website. All the workouts are scale able and most are suppose to be done with speed and intensity in mind while still focusing on form. If you don't know how to do a certain movement in the workout you can you use youtube and get instructed on proper form.
    Crossfit, never heard of it, Ill have to look into it, thanks!

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    Eat less and exercise more - an easy start on your diet is small steps. Start out by cutting out anything fried and go from there.
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    simplefit.org puts out a plan you can do with only a pull up bar and your body weight.

    Google "high intensity interval training" and get some of that in your life. 2-3 times per week keeps me in pretty decent shape and I'm 41 yrs old.

    Also, you can't out-exercise and overcome a bad diet. Eat fuel for your body, not junk.

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