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Gender: Male
Height: 176cm
Weight: 67.1kg
Body Fat: 18.8%
Visceral Fat: 4%
BMI: 21.7
Waist: 32"

I've just about maintained my weight over the last few months. Whilst the scales say I weigh the same, I certainly don't feel as strong as I used to.
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What are you going to be doing at the gym?

Just running on the treadmill or other stuff as well?
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What are you going to be doing at the gym?

Just running on the treadmill or other stuff as well?
I never stick to a routine. Some days I'll run 5km and that will be it. Other days I'll do 10 mins on the treadmill, 10 mins on the cross-trainer, 10 mins on the bike, 10 mins on the stair climber, 10 mins on the rowing machine...etc. I don't do enough weights though! :o:

B: cinnamon tea
L: tuna pasta salad
D: oven roasted chicken breast with salad
S: apple, banana, handful of almonds

I'm hitting the gym tomorrow.
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(Original post by i'm no superman)
Gender: Male
Height: 176cm
Weight: 67.1kg
Body Fat: 18.8%
Visceral Fat: 4%
BMI: 21.7
Waist: 32"

I've just about maintained my weight over the last few months. Whilst the scales say I weigh the same, I certainly don't feel as strong as I used to.

Over the summer, I was running four times a week at the very least. I cut out all refined and unhealthy carbs and maintained a healthy diet. I lost **** loads of weight as a result. Now I barely manage to run once a week, which is terrible! The only thing I've maintained is drinking water. My diet is awful. I want to blame medicine. 9-5, fives days a week. 646347363 lectures a day and a 6000 word SSC to write. Who can blame me for craving a nice luxury hot chocolate with melted marshmallows on top from M&S...everyday? :coma: :p:

Well the SSC is almost finished and I'm doing my best to get ahead with my lectures. My semester 3 exams are in February so here's to hoping they don't interfere with my mission to fitness. (I'm sure you all know how it gets with exams!) My new year's resolution is to make time to go to the gym at least once a week - regardless of how screwed I am with work, exams and life. I think I can do it - I will do it! I'm making a change from tomorrow onwards and this thread will hopefully capture the transition of change I plan to make.
Personally, you'll do better on a weightlifting routine with some cardio thrown in. You're very light as it is, you'll look better with some muscle on you rather than stripping away what you do have.

How did you measure that body fat %?
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Personally, you'll do better on a weightlifting routine with some cardio thrown in. You're very light as it is, you'll look better with some muscle on you rather than stripping away what you do have.

How did you measure that body fat %?
Thanks for the advice. I'm not too confident using free weights, which partly explains why I have struggled to keep a weightlifting routine.

I measured that body fat percentage using these. Perhaps not the most accurate of ways but I feel it's good enough for measuring changes in my body composition. Anyway, I just got back from the gym and burned ~500kcals:
- 1 mile on the treadmill at 7 mph [08:30]
- 15 mins on the bike
- 10 mins on the treadclimber
- 15 mins on the stairmaster
- a few chest presses, abdominal crunches and lateral pulldowns using the fixed weight machines

29/12/10
Weight: 66.7kg
Body Fat: 17.3%
Visceral Fat: 4%
BMI: 21.5
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Gym progress:
- 1 mile on the treadmill at 7.2 mph [08:32] (slower time despite running at a higher speed...?)
- 20 mins on the bike
- 5 mins on the treadclimber (max treadles)
- some (albeit lame) squats and more chest presses, lateral pulldowns
About 400kcals burned today.

30/12/10
Weight: 65.6kg
Body Fat: 17.5%
Visceral Fat: 3%
BMI: 21.2
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Not point point in weighing and BMI'ing etc. yourself every day. You won't see any change, and its affected by various things such as water retention, time, if youve had a meal, if you've had a dump..

You're best seeing change if you do it weekly first thing when you wake up. E.g. every monday morning on an empty stomach.
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