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Hzuiel

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In Topic: Official Rules for Living Legends VII

30 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

Would aerial recon be allowed, or otherwise, other aerial photography? I've found a remote control airplane for sale that has a camera in it that can record. At the very least I'd like to video a portion of the final battle from the air, but i could also envision it being used to scout. Just want to clarify before i waste any money buying it.

In Topic: Underweight after Weight Loss?

13 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

My diet is really good now I think. I have a greek yogurt every morning =D. I just had to recently add a few healthy calories.

My issue is that my mom grew up fat and has eaten shit throughout her entire life and she is going insane on me every single day for being "too skinny" when in fact my physique is similar to any other fit person in my high school. I am not so skinny that I have a six pack.... But then again I'm almost there =P. My mom will be like "will you please eat this pizza or piece of cake for me? You're way too skinny!"

I guess she just got me worried a lot.. She wants me to go to the doc to get a blood test to make sure everything is okay, which I think is just stupid.


Anyway!

I have been working out 5 days a week for a month now and I run on the treadmill after each workout until I feel like I'm going to puke Posted Image. I have a question: Is creatine a good idea for working out? I have heard both positive and negative things about it. I've heard that once you stop using it, you are fucked. Is that true?


Creatine is a chemical that muscle cells use for energy, especially strenuous activity. It can give you the extra umph you need to push your workouts. I've had energy drinks with creatine in them, and other supplements, and i always feel like I get a more normal energy from it, compared to for instance caffine(which makes me feel spazzy or frenetic). B vitamins taken with a pre-workout meal can also help you with keeping energy levels up for a workout. All in all, you don't really need creatine, but it can't hurt, you, and no, dropping off of it does not result in some rapid muscle loss like when you stop taking steroids. It has a side effect of making you retain more water, so you lose that water weight when you stop taking it, but not muscle.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatine http://men.webmd.com/creatine

In Topic: Help! I need to get in shape!

10 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Foods that are generally healthy and good for you....

Meats: Chicken, turkey, tuna, egg whites(can be found in powder form for shakes and other recipes.) All relatively low in fat and high in protein. Tuna has omega fatty acids as well.

Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pecans. All have omega fatty acids, and some have antioxidants. Eat in moderation as most have quite a bit of fats.

Tea: Green tea and other herbal teas have antioxidants and are generally good for you.

Grains: rice, oats, and wheat are good hearty grains, and when eaten in more natural forms have a good deal of dietary fiber. They contain little fat, moderate amounts of protein, and high amounts of carbohydrates. I tend to prefer long grain brown rice.

Vegetables: almost any. Even ones that contain fat like avocados have other health benefits, as long as they are eaten in moderation. Carrots, broccoli, fresh spinnach, tomatoes(technically a fruit) and others are very good and combine well with other meals. Celery is often cited as a diet foot, and though it has benefits such as high soluble fiber, it is low in nutritional value compared to many vegetables, so don't eat pounds of it trying to lose weight.

Fruit: almost any. Some are higher than others in carbs, but most provide low calorie snacks with plenty of vitamins. Some have antioxidants like blueberries. Blueberry, strawberry, mango, banana, pineapple, all very good for you.

Beans: Almost all beens are high in protein and carbs, and low in fat or fat free. Lentils are cheap as dirt and somewhere around 10g protein 70 calories per serving. Beans are also a high fiber item which is good for you.

Dairy: Greek yogurt. It's high in protein, relatively low in overall calories, fat, etc. Whey protein powder can be good but i tend to prefer eggwhite protein powder. There are also powders available based on bean and grain proteins. I've just read that egg whites have a better spread of amino acids and other nutrients.

As far as exercise goes, cardio is king. The more you work your heart, the stronger it will be, and the easier all high intensity activities will be. Stretching and things like yoga or pilates will give you the core strength and flexibility you need. Weight lifting can be good, but I would favor lower weights, higher reps, and a greater variety of exercises. You'll see a lot of weight lifters only hit 6 or 7 stations in a given day, do as much weight as they can, in few reps and sets. That is for bulking up and not the kind of training you need for paintball.


Eat as often as you can, in smaller portions. That keeps your metabolism up and keeps you fueled to exercise. As an example, for breakfast instead of box cereal i'd have a banana and a half cup of 2% or 0% greek yogurt with a tablespoon of some natural fruit preserves and maybe a packet of stevia or splenda(if you can stand that stuff), and a slice of whole wheat toast with a low calorie butter spread. Keep in mind "whole wheat" can mean very different things. I've always eaten really hearty bread that you can tell isn't heavily processed, since i was a kid. At lunch i'd cut a slide of cheese and replace mayo with mustard. If you're not a big mustard fan i'd try coarse ground mustard instead of plain yellow, and they also have some flavor mustards that are spicy, or have garlic, and different things. Most are low or 0 calorie. i'd replace the goldfish with a carrot, and stalk of celery and a handful of grape tomatoes. You could dip them in bit of fat free dressing if that helps. They've come a long way in making fat free dressing edible. I have no idea what an arnold palmers is. Is that a drink? Try brewing green tea with a light amount of honey, and then add some stevia or splenda to taste. Replace the apple sauce with an actual apple, preferrably a small tart apple, not a big red delicious. Dinner is probably fine. Turkey and chicken with a serving of brown rice, a serving of beans, and as much steamed vegetables as you can cram in yourself.

Work your way up to 30-45 minutes of running every day. Look up a stretching routine and do that morning and evening, every day. do a pilates dvd and something like zumba or taebo every other day, because it engages lower body muscles that are not used when running in a straight line. Hit the gym 3 times a week if you have access to one and do like i said, low weight with high reps and sets, on as many machines as you have time to hit. If you really wan to to step your game up, do short interval, high intensity training like line sprints, because that's what you do often in paintball, sprint as fast as you can possibly move, from one bunker to another, or off break. If you can, get a heart rate monitor and wear it while you run. As you get more comfortable with running for 30-45 minutes, start pushing yourself to get your heart rate up to around 150-160 bpm for the bulk of that time. It's usually good to build up, so you might spend the first 5 minutes taking it slow, next 5 minutes going a bit faster, and then start pushing it. Be sure to stretch before running or lifting as well. The pilates should stretch you enough before whatever your followup workout is.

As far as progression I'd recommend making your base the daily running, and start with that, and only that. If you have to start out walking, that's fine. Work your way up to 30-45 minutes of running gradually, and once you have that as a daily routine that you never miss, then go for the every other day routine. Then the weight lifting, until you have a complete physical fitness routine. Don't forget the twice daily stretching, and stretching before running.

In Topic: Underweight after Weight Loss?

10 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I forgot dairy. Greek yogurt is good. Regular greek yogurt is already low in fat, but you can get the zero fat and it tastes pretty much the same. It's very high in protein, has probiotics like most yogurt that help with digestion, and obviously has calcium and vitamin d like most dairy products. I usually blend it into fruit smoothies, or eat it with a tablespoon of natural fruit jam(no sugar added) stirred in. I tend to favor egg white protein powder over whey, but whey protein powder is also good. There are also protein powders based on bean, wheat, rice, and other grain proteins. I've heard the egg whites have a better selection of amino acids, and it's mostly tasteless so it doesn't dramatically change the flavor of a recipe.

In Topic: Underweight after Weight Loss?

09 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Pursue fitness and health, not specific weight. That is just plain dumb. If you eat healthily and balanced, as well as exercising appropriately, your body will reach whatever physique/weight/bodyfat% that your genes feel most comfortable with.

Foods that are generally healthy and good for you....

Meats: Chicken, turkey, tuna, egg whites(can be found in powder form for shakes and other recipes.) All relatively low in fat and high in protein. Tuna has omega fatty acids as well.

Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pecans. All have omega fatty acids, and some have antioxidants. Eat in moderation as most have quite a bit of fats.

Tea: Green tea and other herbal teas have antioxidants and are generally good for you.

Grains: rice, oats, and wheat are good hearty grains, and when eaten in more natural forms have a good deal of dietary fiber. They contain little fat, moderate amounts of protein, and high amounts of carbohydrates. I tend to prefer long grain brown rice.

Vegetables: almost any. Even ones that contain fat like avocados have other health benefits, as long as they are eaten in moderation. Carrots, broccoli, fresh spinnach, tomatoes(technically a fruit) and others are very good and combine well with other meals. Celery is often cited as a diet foot, and though it has benefits such as high soluble fiber, it is low in nutritional value compared to many vegetables, so don't eat pounds of it trying to lose weight.

Fruit: almost any. Some are higher than others in carbs, but most provide low calorie snacks with plenty of vitamins. Some have antioxidants like blueberries.

Beans: Almost all beens are high in protein and carbs, and low in fat or fat free. Lentils are cheap as dirt and somewhere around 10g protein 70 calories per serving. Beans are also a high fiber item which is good for you.

Eat a good amount of healthy food, broken up into as many meals as you can spread out through the day. The more often you eat, the more comfortable your body is with letting the fat reserves go. The human body is built for survival, so it responds to what you do to it. If you starve it, it cuts down energy expenditure and holds onto fat cells for dear life. So you have less energy to work out and go about your life, and you don't lose fat as quickly, because your body pushes the fat to the last option. If you aren't exercising, the body will actually sacrifice muscle tissue in favor of keeping it's fat stores, because muscles are high energy items. If you use the muscles on a daily basis though, your body knows it needs them to help you survive. So eating right and exercising. They always say the simplest answer is probably the right one.....