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    Anyone seen good results without lifting?

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    So im doing this for a month see how I get on

    I am a postman and walk for around 4 hours six days a week, also do a couple of 10 mile bike rides a week.

    Also doing 20 pushups a day.

    I was on p90x but failed at that found it to hard

    If I survive this first month eating primal I will get a kettle ball and pull up bar.

    Just wondered how many of you guys have seen good results with limited exercise?

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    I lost around 10kg while just walking and paddling. My goal was improved health, not weightloss, but hte loss was welcome. Over three years ago and weight has stayed off without additional exercise.

    People underestimate the health aspect. We have many homeostatic mechanisms that control weight. Weight gain is a sign that those mechanisms have been compromised. Losing the weight requires fixing the mechanisms. Heavy exercise isn't required for that and may be counterproductive if causing undue stress. The heavy exercise will help you look better naked if your body is ready for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by peril View Post
    I lost around 10kg while just walking and paddling. My goal was improved health, not weightloss, but hte loss was welcome. Over three years ago and weight has stayed off without additional exercise.

    People underestimate the health aspect. We have many homeostatic mechanisms that control weight. Weight gain is a sign that those mechanisms have been compromised. Losing the weight requires fixing the mechanisms. Heavy exercise isn't required for that and may be counterproductive if causing undue stress. The heavy exercise will help you look better naked if your body is ready for it
    yes I dont wanna overdo it as I have time constraints

    but I do want to look good naked :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusp View Post
    yes I dont wanna overdo it as I have time constraints

    but I do want to look good naked :-)
    Eventually then you will want to do some strength exercises. Commit yourself to getting the pullup bar regardless of what else happens. What you need is to be able to take a few minutes to do exercise when you have a few minutes, something you can only do if you are set up to do it at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Eventually then you will want to do some strength exercises. Commit yourself to getting the pullup bar regardless of what else happens. What you need is to be able to take a few minutes to do exercise when you have a few minutes, something you can only do if you are set up to do it at home.
    Yes I believe that doing pullups and pushups here and there will be great, I had a pullup bar was soooo hard to do unasissted pullups.

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    If you search youtube for "how to do a pullup" you will find lots of help for getting started.

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    Yes, all my weightloss with very very little lifting and cardio. I am really trying to discipline myself to do it to get stronger etc. but I am pretty on and off with it.
    Starting Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, goal weight in November 2012.
    Now 95lbs and holding.
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    Hey Marcus~
    Check out the free PB Fitness pdf here:

    Primal Blueprint Fitness | Mark's Daily Apple

    It's a great, progressive bodyweight workout that you can do at home. I've found it works really well for overall fitness.

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    I lost mine with walking my dogs daily, yoga, and a long weekend hike a couple times a month. I'm just now doing the Primal Blueprint Essential Movements 3 times a week also to help tone up.

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    You can lose weight without lifting weights, but if you want to build muscle you need to lift. In other words, you'll shrink on a diet but still be a little flabby. Lifting takes away the flab and makes your thinner self look better.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3

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