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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 31 May 2011, 20:58
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On another note, the Crossfit close to me had a two week free trial and is giving me a student rate of $129 a month.

That's awesome. Have you attended any sessions yet? If so, did you like it?

I was able to finish 2 sets of 12 squats at 220 lbs today, so I'm definitely going to try 300 for my 1-rep-max next Tuesday. With all of the upper body sessions I've missed, my legs aren't going to fit on my body anymore. I'm going to have the legs of a horse with the upper body of an infant :?

I picture my future physique to be something like this... Image
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 14:01
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socalmike wrote:
On another note, the Crossfit close to me had a two week free trial and is giving me a student rate of $129 a month.

That's awesome. Have you attended any sessions yet? If so, did you like it?

I was able to finish 2 sets of 12 squats at 220 lbs today, so I'm definitely going to try 300 for my 1-rep-max next Tuesday. With all of the upper body sessions I've missed, my legs aren't going to fit on my body anymore. I'm going to have the legs of a horse with the upper body of an infant :?

I picture my future physique to be something like this... Image



I do like the sessions. It's a lot more intense because you are always doing new things and exercising areas that are weaknesses. For me, it's upper body. In High School, I was just like your picture and in some ways I still am, but not to that extreme extent.

Also, if you've quit work and have time to go to the mid-day sessions you can usually expect a session between 1-4 people compared to the after work evening sessions of 10-20 on a busy day. For morning sessions, it's like having a personal trainer since he/she pays more attention to you and your form. The cost per hour is a lot better under that scenario.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2011, 21:02
I started interval training today, in addition to my usual routine. I'm looking forward to the results, but my routine progresses in difficulty pretty fast.

If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to upload the training routine I'm using. The intervals take about 10-20 minutes total and they can be done before or after your other workout.

Benefits include: speed, endurance, leg strengthening, explosiveness, fat loss, and supreme toughness.

Edit: Also, I hit my 300 lb. squat milestone last Tuesday (yay!).
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2011, 13:49
Interval training lasted 1 day for me. The training isn't compatible with my extreme leg workouts, so I'll have to try it again some other time.

Anyone want to chime in and share their awesome progress? This is way more fun than studying for the GMAT or applying to b-school.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2011, 14:18
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Interval training lasted 1 day for me. The training isn't compatible with my extreme leg workouts, so I'll have to try it again some other time.

Anyone want to chime in and share their awesome progress? This is way more fun than studying for the GMAT or applying to b-school.


I just used a groupon for Muay Thai boxing classes. I've been getting awesome variety in good cardio!
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 13:37
Pff I think I have GMAT-Insomnia.. I just can't sleep without all the formulas and everything going through my head.. I seriously have nightmares about scoring low etc. etc... I think I should work out too.. Try to get my brains to calm down..!! :'( Anybody else suffering from GMAt insomnia?
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 17:03
Now that I'm done with the GMAT I've been able to get fitness back into my schedule.

Went climbing outside yesterday, led a 5.8, nothing crazy but good to be on the sharp end of the rope again.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 19:43
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Now that I'm done with the GMAT I've been able to get fitness back into my schedule.

Went climbing outside yesterday, led a 5.8, nothing crazy but good to be on the sharp end of the rope again.

Welcome back!
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2011, 09:38
I usually just go out and play ball for a few hours and then lift for 30 min and call it a day :)
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2011, 12:24
I went for a long walk today and I feel so much better. I really think its important when dealing with GMAT stress to indeed work out! Good tips guys!
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 09:36
I had my first fasted weight training session today at 6AM. My energy levels throughout the workout were the same as usual, but I felt much more energetic on the drive to work (probably from jack3d pre-workout). I'm still feeling hungry in the mornings, but I love being able to feast between 11am - 7pm.

I'm using Scitvation Xtend (BCAA's) post-workout to prevent muscle breakdown while I'm waiting for lunch.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 06:32
The Leangains Intermittent Fasting protocol is delivering great results so far. I'm cheating a little bit by supplementing with VPX Meltdown (fat burner), but I've lost about 5 lbs. so far with a visible reduction in bodyfat. It's depressing to see my overall size shrink as I burn off the fat that pads my muscle, but definition is improving nicely. If this protocol works as planned, I'll cycle between 10-15% bodyfat throughout the year with an 8 week bulk/4 week cut and a net of .5 lb. new muscle mass per week.

If anyone's interested, Lyle McDonald is another great resource for exercise science and optimal nutrition: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com.

In other exciting news, my bodybugg arrived in the mail yesterday. It tracks my calorie expenditure through the day, so I can dial in my food intake more perfectly to match my goals (-500 cals for cut, +500 cals for bulk). I was able to get a great deal on this new toy, and I'm a sucker for cool gadgets (tried a Zeo to track my sleep last year).

Today is my first full day wearing the bodybugg, so I'll post the results tomorrow.

How's everyone else doing?
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 08:55
Just found this thread... Sorry to mix business with pleasure, but do any current MBA students know about good schools for health and fitness management as a career? I have some ideas but would really like to hear others.

Av, I'm interested to hear what you think of IF. I've been carb cycling for a while but I'm thinking of trying something new.

Strongman contest tomorrow, wish me luck! :)
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2011, 09:57
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Just found this thread... Sorry to mix business with pleasure, but do any current MBA students know about good schools for health and fitness management as a career? I have some ideas but would really like to hear others.

Av, I'm interested to hear what you think of IF. I've been carb cycling for a while but I'm thinking of trying something new.

Strongman contest tomorrow, wish me luck! :)

Welcome to the GC Health & Fitness Group! How did the Strongman contest go?

If you're looking to pair your MBA experience with a career in health and fitness, I'd imagine that you'll find the most opportunities at schools with big sports programs (Michigan, Duke, etc.). I don't know of any MBA's in the supplement industry, but Derek Charlebois, R&D at Scivation, studied Exercise Science at Michigan.

My workout partner and I have been using the Leangains IF protocol with VPX Meltdown and fasted training for a little over one week. So far, we've both lost about 4-5 lbs of total bodyweight with no loss in strength (I suspect VPX Meltdown is shedding some water weight). I usually fast between 14 and 18 hours, depending on my hunger each day. IF definitely takes some getting used to, but it gets a lot easier once your recalibrate your brain to adjust to smaller feeding windows. I know of guys that bulk on IF, but it's definitely a challenge to fit a caloric surplus into such a small feeding window.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2011, 10:12
I've collected two full days of bodybugg data, so here at the results!

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Friday - Additional Details
  • Fasted weight training from 5:40am to 6:40am - as you can see, there is very little post-exercise calorie burn.
  • Ate lunch around 11am - slight uptick in calorie expenditure visible.
  • Played 18 holes of golf (with a golf cart) from 2:40pm to 7:30pm - even riding in a golf cart, golfing in 90+ degree heat burns a lot of calories.
  • Ate dinner around 9pm - slight uptick in calorie expenditure visible.


Image

Saturday- Additional Details
  • No weight training today.
  • Slept late to recover from a long week and woke up at 10am - calorie expenditure of 3-4 cals/min probably due to thermogenic effect of VPX Meltdown.
  • Ate breakfast around 11:30am - slight uptick in calorie expenditure visible.
  • Stained wooden boards from 12PM to 6PM - surprisingly high calorie expenditure for standing and painting for 6 hours.
  • Ate dinner around 7PM - slight uptick in calorie expenditure visible.


I'm very happy with the results so far. As I suspected, I've been undereating for the past couple weeks (around 2000 calories/day). I haven't recorded a lazy day yet, but I suspect it's around 2500-2800 calories. As I monitor my results, I'll continue to plan my meals for a 500 calorie deficit each day.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 19:28
I hope my 2nd post isn't too early to start posting in this thread. But anyways me and my wife are training for half ironmans triathlons (each of us is doing a separate race) but then we are both going to do the same full ironman race the same year. We will be racing Ironman Florida 2012 (1st weekend of November historically. I'm doing online coaching since I will deployed for probably 2/3rds of my training. I start in 2 weeks and can't wait! Triathlons are how we met and we are both trying to get back into them post undergrad life.
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 19:42
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I hope my 2nd post isn't too early to start posting in this thread. But anyways me and my wife are training for half ironmans triathlons (each of us is doing a separate race) but then we are both going to do the same full ironman race the same year. We will be racing Ironman Florida 2012 (1st weekend of November historically. I'm doing online coaching since I will deployed for probably 2/3rds of my training. I start in 2 weeks and can't wait! Triathlons are how we met and we are both trying to get back into them post undergrad life.

Welcome to the group! Keep us updated on your training regimen.

I'll be starting Hypertrophy-specific training (HST) at the end of August. I can't wait to start bulking again!
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 19:35
I am a night person. It kills me to get up early. I try to make my workout routine simple and easy to stick to. I want to get back to size 0 before my first interview. Here's my weekly fitness schedule:
swimming 1 hr * 3
Kickboxing + Dancing 1.5hrs * 2
Walking 1 hr * 2
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 00:29
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Found this in Today's WSJ - interesting idea.
I may finally break down and start working out (i really need to)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 93492.html
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Re: GMAT Club's Health & Fitness Thread [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 09:21
bb wrote:
Found this in Today's WSJ - interesting idea.
I may finally break down and start working out (i really need to)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 93492.html

I'd have to agree with Mr. Morris about #16. 30 minutes of burpees would be miserable.
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