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  1. That’s kind... they’re not really on the same level of crazy as some of the other stuff on this site.
  2. Couple of thoughts: - MFP isn’t very accurate unless you’ve actually measured the food yourself and created your own entries. You’re better off capturing it in a spreadsheet and then replicating meals that you know the exact numbers for. - The MFP theory of aggregating your total calories with your ‘earned’ calories is nice in theory but it doesn’t work in practice. There is a method of using your estimated level of exercise as a weighting factor in what your total daily needs should be, but that’s about fixing the daily amount - not saying ‘OK but I did a 100km on bike today so I need to eat loads more’. - If you’re unsure what macros (ie. protein / carb / fat) are making up the calories then that could be a big part of the issue. Particularly if you’re only doing cardio. If you’re interested I’m happy to share what worked for me - but it has been all about gym work and macros. I’m pretty sure my total swim/ride/run across the last 2 years is <10km.
  3. Late entry because I saw Ayto was competing
  4. That’s sad to hear, Roxii. Yurtie was a measured and quality poster when Trannies was at its most feral; seems a very good guy.
  5. I think all you haters missed the critical point in the article: The fitness competitor, who has her own training program, Success guaranteed when you have your own training program.
  6. My new career is paying quite well, yes. Surprised how many guys are into it. I suspect if it was just a choice between the two, you'd be right. But the core driver for me is counting macros, with a very high protein / low carb / low fat approach, rather than LCHF. And with building strength as a key objective, ie. body recomposition rather than losing weight per se. So that in the end, I've put on a fair bit of muscle while dropping that weight. The IF has definitely been a key component, but I think that's primarily because it helps me control my eating - ie. it's a lot harder to blow your daily plan if you only have two main meals to think about. And subjectively, I've found that not eating breakfast works really well for me on a bunch of levels, which probably reinforces that there's something in it.
  7. Do you mean time restricted as in specifically the Dr Panda circadian rythym bit, or intermittent fasting in general? I’ve had very good results from an overall change which included deleting breakfast - which gives you ~16-17 hours fast per day (depending when you eat dinner). But I’d put that as kind of ancillary - the core difference for me was switching off cardio onto gym and eating better. Went from what I thought was a reasonably healthy weight at 76.5, to a not-quite-happy-yet weight at 68.5. Whereas my lowest race weight ever was 74.5 for a HIM.
  8. Correct. Also from an evolutionary perspective, in cave times you basically had a fight or flee response, so that for example if a lion attacked your tribe you could run away, or stand your ground and like bench press the yellow f&cker right out of there. Which didn’t have the same success rate on a lion-by-lion basis, but overall meant more chance of passing on your genes, because your existing kids wouldn’t get eaten while you were running off into the jungle, but also because the chicks who were coupled up with the running-off types would get the picture real fast. Same thing happens today - lot of unhappy thin guys around.
  9. I'm big on weights. When I was a superstar triathlete I used to train and race a lot, but had man boobies. Now I work out all the time and never do any cardio and am ripped. I would encourage people not to believe all the lies around cardio.
  10. Change sport. Unless you really have a genuine life-long boner for Triathlon, it does has a very poor ROI for just being fit and healthy.
  11. Mank

    Winterfish 2018

    My legacy is complete
  12. Feel for you mate. It’s not a situation you deserve.
  13. Maybe the kid is sick of not getting much attention? Do they actually spend any time doing anything except exercising and sleeping I wonder.
  14. Why are they doing it? I assume I missed something fundamental in the back thread? Edit - nm, found it on the blog.
  15. Mank

    Transitions Run Visor

    Cranky I'm looking for one of the stubby coolers and a bike top. Is there an option to pay in bitcoin?
  16. What about if they threw in an entry to an Ironman with a truncated swim leg?
  17. Pretty much started at 77.0, still at 77.0. Ran a fair bit, ate a fair bit, rode a little bit. Feel pretty good, didn't achieve any weight loss but. Shrug.
  18. New shape is a contender against new improved BBQ Shapes as most horrific snack development of the past decade. FMD.
  19. Can we talk BMI just briefly... it's on the spreadsheet after all. According to BMI charts, the 'normal' range ends just shy of 25. I'm short (171cm) and a bit pudgy (started at 77kg). But I'm also quite solid for my height, eg. fairly thick quads, decent shoulders. Definitely not ripped at this time. This generated a BL starting BMI of 26.33, which I agree, seems overweight. But the reference points I have for potential weight loss are: 2011 - Half Ironman at Shepp, was in good shape, bottomed out at 74kg. Would've generated a BMI of 25.3, or... overweight. 1998 - Returned from ~10 weeks backpacking including a decent bout of giardia, have photos of me where you can see my ribs protruding from both front and back angle. Weighed in at 58.5kg, or a BMI of 20.0 Apparently this is only in the low range of normal, so perhaps I didn't go hard enough? All told, to actually be *underweight* on a BMI, I'd need to tip the scales at 53.5kg. That's a full 5kg under my backpacking-hiking-undernourished-bug-infested 1998 effort. That's beyond nonsensical, to the point where I'm wondering if I must be getting the maths wrong?
  20. 3kg of raw muscle no doubt! I'm working off the same scales, but curiously I lost 500g overnight. Literally, shower, towel off, scales - 77.0 - sleep, shave, shower, towel off, 76.5. My stubble can't have weighed half a kilo, and I didn't sh:t in the bed... weird.
  21. What's the big deal? I like the eggs they make at the supermarket.
  22. Geez you must wake up hungry to fit all that in! What does a typical day menu look like overall?
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