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Old 09-20-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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What is the best and worst shape you have ever been.

I need some motivation from my previous thread and was thinking what your guys fitness past and future is.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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What is the best and worst shape you have ever been.

I need some motivation from my previous thread and was thinking what your guys fitness past and future is.
Check my thread that I started last year and brought back recently called 'The Best Shape Of Your Life' it should help you out.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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What is the best and worst shape you have ever been.

I need some motivation from my previous thread and was thinking what your guys fitness past and future is.
Go here and start posting again instead of this new thread:

The best shape of your life.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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Go here and start posting again instead of this new thread:

The best shape of your life.
Either that, or maybe give your thread a title that does not sound like nearly a duplicate of an existing thread. Something specifically to the effect that you're seeking info on how people who have been in bad shape turned things around.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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I've never been in terrible shape but for sure (the worst was 10 years ago working at a computer 10 hours a day)... right now I am in the best shape of my life... six pack, strong muscles and joints, most flexible I've ever been, and my heart health is excellent. I credit three major life changes for across the board improvements:

1) Yoga 6-7 days a week. <---- This has had the most impact on my life.

2) Swimming laps 2-4 times per week (when swimming is unavailable I will jog)

3) Eating right - I went vegetarian just a few months ago (and before that mostly vegetarian with some fish), cut out processed food, Gluten, HFCS, Caffeine, and Milk.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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Worst shape was 6 years ago. I hit a weight high of 200 pounds (5'5" female). I found out my weight when I was being weighed before gall bladder surgery.

After a few years of watching what I eat, and exercising a little bit more, I've plateau=ed now at around 145 pounds. I'm happy I've maintained this weight for about 2 years now. But I need to get into better shape and exercise more than I have been doing.

My best shape was without a doubt when I was in university. I lived in a small university town, that was really hilly. I had no car and walked everywhere. All over town, and didn't think twice about it. I was in such amazing shape!

Walking is really underrated as a fitness regimen. If you do enough of it, you'll get into decent shape pretty quickly.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Best probably when I was about 35 (19 years ago). I was approached to be a fitness model and I remember once walking down a beach and one of two guys (gay) playing catch with a football started looking at me and the football thrown by his partner just smacked hard him right in the face as he was seemingly transfixed by me- right out of a bad sitcom lol. I was tall, very lean with super broad shoulders and nice abs and along with lifting was a regular rough water, long distance swimmer in the ocean so had a nice balanced body shape.

Worst, probably now about 20-25lbs over weight (but not obese, 6-2 205) but I think my body still has a lot of muscle memory if I just get my act together and start lifting and, now, much more core work, just daily crunches, leg lifts and push/pull ups chair dips makes a lot of difference. Usually it just take about four months to start looking good if I stick with it.

Probably not drinking as much great local craft beer would help too.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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over 50 now

worst shape...probly 5 years ago,,,,eating and eating more...sweets and a lot of breads/carbs

best shape....20 yrs,,,and i'll say now for my age..

reasons why

1. cut out carbs...no sweets no breads no pasta...lost weight quickly

2. lift/workouts in basement,,,,only 20 minutes at a time.. every 2-3 days I can bench over 325 ... and curl 120 lbs a few times

3. diet... protein protein protein eat mostly meats......and fruits,,,i don't like veggies but will have some occasionally and nuts/almonds im a butcher so I know what lean meats are ...
I love meats always have ..... my dr. who is near a vegan is jealous of my bloodwork,,,, im on no medications he's on 3 ..and younger than I ...he told me to keep doing what im doing,,,my cholesterol is great


I know many dump all over meats,,,but it has worked for me,,,,

high protein and low carb,,,, and I do treat myself to an ice cream blizzard every sunday at a dairy queen

im at the weight I want to be at,,,feel great and get lots of compliments...


I ate so many watermelons this spring/ summer,,,,,they will fill you up,,mostly water... and whipped cream and blueberries ..low fat whipped cream,,,satisfies the sweet tooth craving
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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Best shape age 6-19. Daily sports/physical exercises.

Worst shape about a year ago when I had to gain 14 lbs for a surgery and coworkers asked me if I am preggos.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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Worst shape: after my 3rd kid was born. With the other two I bounced back right away with minimal effort, but after the third it was a struggle

Best shape: a toss-up between now, and field hockey season when I was in school
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