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      06-02-2012, 04:33 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by borabora View Post
I think that 1500 calories / day is the starvation diet . a 180 lbs man burns 2000 calories a day without effort...
Having done it myself last year to lose 30lbs, I'd disagree on the grounds that 2000 calories or more wasn't aggressive enough to keep one's metabolism revved.

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Originally Posted by ragingpanda View Post
I haven't been able to do cardio in the morning for the past 2 days as it has been raining alot lately in Florida
You don't have to go outside and run for cardio. While I run a couple of miles for one session, the other is a pyramid/circuit of calisthenics. I do 15 dumbbell squats, then 15 push-ups, then 15 sit-ups, then move to 14 reps, then 13, on down to 1, without stopping. Gets your heart pumping, takes about 20-30 minutes. Be very aware of your breathing - this will have a lot of muscle groups demanding oxygen and with poor breathing control/pacing you'll get winded and poop out. You might need to start with 10 and work up to 15 or more.