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2012-07-29 08:08:02 PM
I'll warm-up by eating a candy bar (it's called an "energy bar", and it's for workouts! It must be healthy!), do a mild workout for 45 minutes (I worked out for almost an hour, and never broke a sweat- I must be in great shape!), and then go home and recharge with a large meal (I worked out hard, I deserve a nice big dinner as a reward- I'll get another day's worth of calories while I enjoy it!).

And I'll be in great shape in no time!
 
2012-07-29 08:27:00 PM
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NOW you tell me.
 
2012-07-29 08:37:07 PM
So, don't exercise and then you won't want to eat that big after workout meal.

The pounds will melt off.

Wait, no they won't.

Eat smart, exercise smart. You have to do both.

/these articles make me want to punch someone
 
2012-07-29 08:39:44 PM
FTFA: You grab an energy bar, bust a gut for 45 minutes

45 minutes? I consider 5 seconds a big load.
 
2012-07-29 08:45:05 PM

nvmac: So, don't exercise and then you won't want to eat that big after workout meal.

The pounds will melt off.

Wait, no they won't.

Eat smart, exercise smart. You have to do both.

/these articles make me want to punch someone


Don't worry, someone will come in give us some fitness/health/food advice/complaint/thread/derp that directly contracts the first law of thermodynamics any post now.
 
2012-07-29 09:02:51 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Don't worry, someone will come in give us some fitness/health/food advice/complaint/thread/derp that directly contracts the first law of thermodynamics any post now.


My workout increases the total energy of the universe.
 
2012-07-29 09:09:21 PM
I love how the article waits until the second to last line to deliver the most important part of the story:

'You won't shed much if your diet is poor,' Collins says. 'Exercise needs to be part of a lifestyle overhaul if it is to work.'

Thanks, Sherlock. Nothing done at the gym is making anybody fat, it's the overeating part, and that was the problem before they ever went to the gym. Way to trip over your own dick, article writer.
 
2012-07-29 09:25:08 PM

St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Don't worry, someone will come in give us some fitness/health/food advice/complaint/thread/derp that directly contracts the first law of thermodynamics any post now.

My workout increases the total energy of the universe.


The only way this could be better is if you were a patent clerk.

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2012-07-29 09:26:26 PM
Only somewhat related, but it's amazing how many people really seem to dislike XKCD. How pointless.
 
2012-07-29 09:51:40 PM

nvmac: Eat smart, exercise smart. You have to do both.

/these articles make me want to punch someone

 
2012-07-29 10:06:15 PM
And in other news ... fat people continue to excel at getting fatter.
 
2012-07-29 10:10:37 PM
www.marcilall.com
 
2012-07-29 10:10:38 PM

SmackLT: I love how the article waits until the second to last line to deliver the most important part of the story:

'You won't shed much if your diet is poor,' Collins says. 'Exercise needs to be part of a lifestyle overhaul if it is to work.'

Thanks, Sherlock. Nothing done at the gym is making anybody fat, it's the overeating part, and that was the problem before they ever went to the gym. Way to trip over your own dick, article writer.


It's true, but the article has a good point. If you're not used to eating well, it's very easy to over-compensate. If you're changing your lifestyle to become more fit (as it should be a lifestyle change and not just a quick fix) then take a week or two at least to get used to eating healthy, see some initial results, and then start working out. Small steps; if you change your lifestyle all at once you will likely fail

/speaking of which... lifestyle change resumes tomorrow. Weddings are epic calorie binges
 
2012-07-29 10:12:32 PM
Misleading title. Going to the gym doesn't make you fat, it's the overeating you do after it (which cancels all the work you did in the first place). Just go to the gym and eat less amount of food than you used to and you'll be fine.

Never understood why weightloss articles are always focused on cardio. You need to do cardio AND weights. Building muscle is the greatest way to burn calories you can do. You can even burn them in your sleep when you have muscle. Plus if you lose all that weight, you won't have the loose skin from getting rid of a lot of mass and not replacing it with something else.
 
2012-07-29 10:13:10 PM
Quit smoking.
That'll make you a fattie in no time.
 
2012-07-29 10:13:41 PM
I don't want to bulk up. I just want to get toned.
 
zez
2012-07-29 10:14:50 PM
I never understood the people chugging energy drinks and snacks while at the gym for an hour. You're not going to starve, your body can handle going that long without food!

I go on fairly fast (16-18mph) 2 hour or so bike rides on an empty stomach and drink nothing but water while out. Your body doesn't really need that many calories to work.
 
2012-07-29 10:15:22 PM
Excercising doesn't increase apetite. In fact it suppresses it, albeit temporarily (as the Daily Fail article notes, in spite of the headlines). People just eat more after working out because they think they can get away with it.
 
2012-07-29 10:15:57 PM
I tend to stay around the same weight. if I excersize more, i'll just tone up more.

/Still heavy.Walk everywhere.

Oh well.
 
2012-07-29 10:16:25 PM
I was down in Factoria today to return a couple things at Nordstrom Rack and I passed by the GNC.

Now, no offense if you are the guy I'm talking about. I know there are a lot of fatties here on Fark, so I don't want anyone to have any hard feelings.

The guy working at GNC was a total fattie. Not in the stocky, overweight manner that a lot of gym rats are. This dude was just a pile of blubber. It looked like he was carrying an inflated truck tire innertube in his pants. I saw him walking back from the restroom. The restroom had to be closed and cleaned afterwards. His fupa was bulging out around his thighs. His khakis looked like it was filled with balloons.

You'd think GNC would try to hire people in better shape.

Again, sorry if that was you.
 
2012-07-29 10:17:20 PM
The gym is a dull torture chamber full of dreadful music and unbearable twats, why the hell would I want to set foot in there in the first place?
 
2012-07-29 10:19:05 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Building muscle is the greatest way to burn calories you can do.


There is an idea that women shouldn't do weight training because women with muscles automatically look like roided out body-builders and are hideous man-beasts. Which is why you see so many workouts that use a little dinky 5lb hand-weight and talk about building "tone". It's all a myth, of course- unless you go on some sort of crash diet, women are naturally going to keep more fat around their muscles and will continue to look feminine. Also, those "toning" workouts are utterly useless and will not do a single thing for you.
 
2012-07-29 10:19:20 PM
BTW, I recommend to eat sardines instead of power bars before a workout.

Sardines are:
1. natural
2. relatively unprocessed
3. high in protein
4. high in omega-3 fatty acids
5. cheap
 
2012-07-29 10:21:49 PM

Gothnet: The gym is a dull torture chamber full of dreadful music and unbearable twats, why the hell would I want to set foot in there in the first place?


That's another issue. For most people, most of the time, a home workout is both easier to establish as a routine and more effective than using gym equipment that you aren't familiar with. A few free-weights and an exercise mat are enough to do a wide variety of exercises that'll kick your ass far faster than churning out three miles on the elliptical ever will.

Gyms, of course, will vehemently disagree. If you don't sign up for their program, you aren't going to have access to their collection of hamster balls, and there's no way you'll get into any kind of shape if you do that.
 
2012-07-29 10:22:51 PM
On the other hand, this will help you look slim:

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And what goes well with it?

market-ticker.org

/oblig
 
2012-07-29 10:22:58 PM
The author is right on point about sports drinks. As a non-athlete the only time I ever have a sports drink is when I've been doing manual labor outside in the middle of summer for several hours. The people I see always drinking them tend to be big fat fatties. Water, it's healthy, drink it.
 
2012-07-29 10:26:22 PM
As someone who's recently lost 25 lbs through exercise and cutting back, I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-07-29 10:26:31 PM

newmilpan: The author is right on point about sports drinks. As a non-athlete the only time I ever have a sports drink is when I've been doing manual labor outside in the middle of summer for several hours. The people I see always drinking them tend to be big fat fatties. Water, it's healthy, drink it.


Too much pure water can be fatal. Sports drinks have electrolytes which prevent this.
 
2012-07-29 10:27:00 PM

Gothnet: The gym is a dull torture chamber full of dreadful music and unbearable twats, why the hell would I want to set foot in there in the first place?


That was the perfect synergy of handle and comment. I read it in Richmond's voice.

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2012-07-29 10:31:16 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: nvmac: So, don't exercise and then you won't want to eat that big after workout meal.

The pounds will melt off.

Wait, no they won't.

Eat smart, exercise smart. You have to do both.

/these articles make me want to punch someone

Don't worry, someone will come in give us some fitness/health/food advice/complaint/thread/derp that directly contracts the first law of thermodynamics any post now.


Homer will explain it with this
 
2012-07-29 10:32:10 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Too much pure water can be fatal.


Not in any normal situation, no it's not. Yes, if you've sweat out too much of your own salts, having too much water will lower your electrolyte balance to the point where your nerves cease to conduct electricity and you die. This is true.

Unless you're doing multiple hours of heavy physical activity, outdoors, in 90º+ weather, you probably don't need to worry about it. For your basic workout, even an intense workout, water and a healthy meal later that day is probably plenty.
 
2012-07-29 10:32:30 PM

Barry McCokiner: As someone who's recently lost 25 lbs through exercise and cutting back, I'm getting a kick...


You too?

/and grats!
 
2012-07-29 10:36:28 PM
All these farking sugars and hfcs are CRACK! It can be a bloody DT inducing nightmare to exclude them from one's diet. But IF you can break the cycle, the cravings and then the lbs fall off.

I'm not taking personal responsibility out of the equation, but the reason America is so goddamned fat is largely due to the increasing input of sugar/hfcs into foods.

Just walk into the meat, poultry and fresh produce section of the grocery store and AVOID every other farking aisle.

Order water at the restaurant and save a few years of your life plus save $2 for every overpriced soda.

Sugar = Posion
 
2012-07-29 10:41:28 PM

apachevoyeur: Just walk into the meat, poultry and fresh produce section of the grocery store and AVOID every other farking aisle.


What about the cold beer aisle??
 
2012-07-29 10:42:48 PM
Want to lose weight?

Ride the snake!
 
2012-07-29 10:43:07 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: apachevoyeur: Just walk into the meat, poultry and fresh produce section of the grocery store and AVOID every other farking aisle.

What about the cold beer aisle??


Oh yeah... well I usually just go to Specs liquor store.

Technically booze and beer is a poison too, but until weed is legal I'm not quitting it.
 
2012-07-29 10:45:10 PM
It doesn't exactly contradict the first law of thermodynamics, but I recently came across a study that found that some foods (dark chocolate, if I recall correctly) are found to require about as many calories to metabolize as they contain. Further studies are required, of course, but this sort of thingfinding may explain a few things.
 
2012-07-29 10:45:26 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: newmilpan: The author is right on point about sports drinks. As a non-athlete the only time I ever have a sports drink is when I've been doing manual labor outside in the middle of summer for several hours. The people I see always drinking them tend to be big fat fatties. Water, it's healthy, drink it.

Too much pure water can be fatal. Sports drinks have electrolytes which prevent this.


That's true in theory but it's virtually impossible to die from it. Electrolytes are good things when you're sweating a lot in the heat. People working outside and long distance runners, for example. Others don't need to worry about it. Salt is an electrolyte. We all get tons of it every single day.
 
2012-07-29 10:45:53 PM
I'd post a witty comment but I have to go to Wendy's to get a triple Baconator in about 26 minutes.

/I sound in shape
//round is a shape......right?
 
2012-07-29 10:46:44 PM

general tso: Barry McCokiner: As someone who's recently lost 25 lbs through exercise and cutting back, I'm getting a kick...

You too?

/and grats!


Thanks but I still have 10-15 to go. The last ones are the hardest
 
2012-07-29 10:47:22 PM

Krieghund: Gothnet: The gym is a dull torture chamber full of dreadful music and unbearable twats, why the hell would I want to set foot in there in the first place?

That was the perfect synergy of handle and comment. I read it in Richmond's voice.


Awesome :)


t3knomanser: That's another issue. For most people, most of the time, a home workout is both easier to establish as a routine and more effective than using gym equipment that you aren't familiar with. A few free-weights and an exercise mat are enough to do a wide variety of exercises that'll kick your ass far faster than churning out three miles on the elliptical ever will.


Well, I cycle-commute between 40 and 100 miles a week, depending on how lazy I'm feeling. Of course I also over-eat, so I'm still tubby.
 
2012-07-29 10:48:58 PM

Jument: AverageAmericanGuy: newmilpan: The author is right on point about sports drinks. As a non-athlete the only time I ever have a sports drink is when I've been doing manual labor outside in the middle of summer for several hours. The people I see always drinking them tend to be big fat fatties. Water, it's healthy, drink it.

Too much pure water can be fatal. Sports drinks have electrolytes which prevent this.

That's true in theory but it's virtually impossible to die from it. Electrolytes are good things when you're sweating a lot in the heat. People working outside and long distance runners, for example. Others don't need to worry about it. Salt is an electrolyte. We all get tons of it every single day.


Woman Dies After Water Drinking Contest

Girl Drinks Fatal Amount of Water

Man dies of water overdose after drinking 17 pints in eight hours to soothe sore gums

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1032795/Man-dies-water-overdos e-drinking-17-pints-hours-soothe-sore-gums.html#ixzz224QAVkdy


Now, maybe you're all doctors, but I'd be hesitant to suggest the safety of a drink proven to be so deadly.
 
2012-07-29 10:52:12 PM

Barry McCokiner: As someone who's recently lost 25 lbs through exercise and cutting back, I'm getting a kick...


Good on you. The hard part is keeping it off

/Lost ~60 lbs about 6 years ago (when I was 18)
//Gained ~35 of it back in the next 5 years 11 months (although to be fair I grew about 1.5 inches in height)
///Lost 10-15 lbs of that 35 since early June, hoping to lose another 10-15
////Slashy slashy
 
2012-07-29 10:59:21 PM
Well guess it's ok to watch 9 hours of TV and shovel a cheesecake into my face then.
 
2012-07-29 11:00:04 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Jument: AverageAmericanGuy: newmilpan: The author is right on point about sports drinks. As a non-athlete the only time I ever have a sports drink is when I've been doing manual labor outside in the middle of summer for several hours. The people I see always drinking them tend to be big fat fatties. Water, it's healthy, drink it.

Too much pure water can be fatal. Sports drinks have electrolytes which prevent this.

That's true in theory but it's virtually impossible to die from it. Electrolytes are good things when you're sweating a lot in the heat. People working outside and long distance runners, for example. Others don't need to worry about it. Salt is an electrolyte. We all get tons of it every single day.

Woman Dies After Water Drinking Contest

Girl Drinks Fatal Amount of Water

Man dies of water overdose after drinking 17 pints in eight hours to soothe sore gums

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1032795/Man-dies-water-overdos e-drinking-17-pints-hours-soothe-sore-gums.html#ixzz224QAVkdy

Now, maybe you're all doctors, but I'd be hesitant to suggest the safety of a drink proven to be so deadly.


Three deaths, in each case when people were all doing really extreme, stupid shiat.

I hate to tell you this but you can be killed by something called "lightning". Do you also advocate living in a Faraday cage?
 
2012-07-29 11:04:14 PM
I see this all the time, people who never workout, work out once and reward themselves........Living in denial.
 
2012-07-29 11:06:57 PM

zez: I never understood the people chugging energy drinks and snacks while at the gym for an hour. You're not going to starve, your body can handle going that long without food!

I go on fairly fast (16-18mph) 2 hour or so bike rides on an empty stomach and drink nothing but water while out. Your body doesn't really need that many calories to work.


And in fact there's no need to load up on those energy drinks before, during or after going to the gym. Water is good enough to rehydrate at the level of even tough gym work. Marathon runners and similar extreme endurance athletes need to replenish more than just water, the average farker doesn't. All you're adding to your body with those drinks and bars is more and more sugar for your body to work overtime on processing.
 
2012-07-29 11:07:00 PM
Yeah, I'll trust a Daily Fail article written by a "Peta Bee."
 
2012-07-29 11:08:30 PM
Come off it, Jument. It's common medical knowledge that drinking too much water can be fatal. Would you need every incidence ever recorded to be convinced?
 
2012-07-29 11:08:37 PM
On the other end, there are times I don't think I eat enough to properly fuel my body after exercise. What's the balance?
 
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