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    Quote Originally Posted by postandspread View Post
    Nice link. Now, how in hell does Cheapo get powerful-looking abs like his? Can't just be weight loss. So, is it from pull-ups?
    Those three great exercises Cheapo does all work the core (so why bother adding anything else in?).

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    I hate to see this thread die because I have a lot of interest in body weight training. Do you really think this is all Cheapo does, did to get to this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt85gt View Post
    I hate to see this thread die because I have a lot of interest in body weight training. Do you really think this is all Cheapo does, did to get to this point?
    I'll play along.

    If he hadn't been doing this exercises in circuits, I'd have a hard time believing that they carved out his gut like that. However, I've found that circuit training, road work, any exercises done when the heart rate is up sculpts the body in a way it wouldn't normally.

    It can also be partially genetic.
    Years ago when I was in my working out hay days, I took shaolion kung fu with Shi Yan Ming. That guy would work us. I was lean as could be, and far stronger than I looked, but I didn't get a muscular stomach like Cheapo has there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussieluke View Post
    The difference between Hollywood actors and chumps like us though is that they have a practically infinite amount of money and free time on their hands, no 9-5 job, nutritionists and people to cook and prepare meals for them etc etc plus a multi-million dollar incentive to get in whatever shape they're told to.

    Sure when filming starts they probably have early morning and long days etc, but they aren't sat at a desk all day, and they'll still have their precisely balanced meal waiting for them when shooting stops...
    I've always thought this argument was a lot of crap. It doesn't take "a practically infinite amount of money" or a lot of free time or meals designed by a nutritionist to get in great shape. In fact, I'd say those are only minimally helpful. It's really just a matter of a bit of knowledge, which they have a trainer provide but you have DD provide. And will, which is where 99% of fitness plans go south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyHighway View Post
    I've always thought this argument was a lot of crap. It doesn't take "a practically infinite amount of money" or a lot of free time or meals designed by a nutritionist to get in great shape. In fact, I'd say those are only minimally helpful. It's really just a matter of a bit of knowledge, which they have a trainer provide but you have DD provide. And will, which is where 99% of fitness plans go south.
    Sure you can get in shape without these things - I know, I am doing it. But I also know it would be a LOT easier if I didn't have to get up early to train before I sit in an office all day, then go home and cook, clean etc etc and try and get some relaxation before I try to get somewhere close to 8 hours sleep. And of course if I had access to all the training equipment I wanted, plenty of supplements etc, some spare time to go for a nice walk too perhaps, or a swim in my own pool...

    And finally if the only goal was to LOOK better, as opposed to being stronger, healthier, fitter etc etc as well, and someone was going to pay me several million dollars to do so (plus reading some lines off a script), AND a trainer to tell me how to do it and pat me on the back... and don't forget massages, hot tubs...

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    I agree. I found it easier to stay in shape when I was younger because I had more free time. I'm still making time for it but it's exhausting some weeks.

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    I basically agree with Com. Gunny Highway. Attitude is king. But going on recent posts about sleep, there may be something to it. I leave for work at 5.30am, and get home not much before 7.30pm. I am lucky enough to have time in that interval for my workouts, but even so 7 hours sleep per night is just about the maximum I can manage. It would be interesting to see the difference if I could manage 9 hours, say.

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    I leave for work around 7:15 am and usually get home around 8:15 pm. I also go to Sambo/Boxing 2-3 times a week now. I'm friggin exhausted. I sleep late on saturdays and sundays to make up for the 6 hrs a night I get all week.
    If I were a trust fund kid or rich movie star, obviously, things would be different....

    I'd be missing sleep because of the debauchery.

    In all seriousness, it would be easier to get the right sleep, hours to work out and mental focus. I find my mental acuity is way down when I have the time to work out during the week as I have to wait for weeknights. I'm not by nature and early riser so just getting up for work is tough enough.

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