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Jun 11th, 2016 02:19 PM
cozy411
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Lord Choc Ice View Post
I am so losing this war . I need to start eating like a bird. Like, one piece of toast and a cup of tea in the morning to last me until like dinner-time.

I have decided to get rid of my 'cheating day' anyway though, 'cause it's not working for me anymore in terms of containing it to just the one day .
Make it a cheat meal instead. You still do your exercise and eat right most of the day until your cheat meal. Of course this is assuming that wasn't already your intention
Jun 11th, 2016 03:59 AM
Lord Choc Ice
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

I am so losing this war . I need to start eating like a bird. Like, one piece of toast and a cup of tea in the morning to last me until like dinner-time.

I have decided to get rid of my 'cheating day' anyway though, 'cause it's not working for me anymore in terms of containing it to just the one day .
Jun 10th, 2016 04:34 PM
Punky
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

I just can't find any sport that I truly like

I don't do sport Bc u need to lose weight, I think I look great
I wanna do it for healthy reasons
Jun 10th, 2016 01:51 PM
Wally.
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Sam L View Post
Thanks I have become quite disciplined actually in terms of food but this schedule I only started recently.

I got killed in tennis by the most recent TF member I've met this year, I'm sure you're going to kill me as well if we ever play.
I'm actually very rusty. I haven't played tennis in a couple years. But it's like riding a bike.
Jun 10th, 2016 01:50 PM
Sam L
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by King Wally. View Post
Wow Sam. Your discipline is staggering!

Can you come play tennis and go skating with me?
Thanks I have become quite disciplined actually in terms of food but this schedule I only started recently.

I got killed in tennis by the most recent TF member I've met this year, I'm sure you're going to kill me as well if we ever play.
Jun 10th, 2016 01:33 PM
Wally.
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

Wow Sam. Your discipline is staggering!

Can you come play tennis and go skating with me?
Jun 10th, 2016 01:32 PM
Super Dave
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Punky View Post
I got up full of ideas and energy, i said i will come back from work I will do

10 minutes on the Bicycle
10 minutes of running
50 pushups
50 sit-ups

What I did in the end:
I ate three slices of cake
Welcome to The Super Dave Plan
Jun 10th, 2016 01:20 PM
Sam L
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Punky View Post
I got up full of ideas and energy, i said i will come back from work I will do

10 minutes on the Bicycle
10 minutes of running
50 pushups
50 sit-ups

What I did in the end:
I ate three slices of cake
Mess.

What I did the last week:

Monday: 5k run
Tuesday: 5k run
Wednesday: 1.5 hrs Ballet
Thursday: 2 hrs Tennis
Today: 1 hr weights/cardio
Tomorrow: Ice Skating
Sunday: Rest day

I'm exhausted but I love it. You really have to control what you eat though. Ballet has really helped me. I care a lot about how I look in my tights. Do I want to enjoy potato chips or do I want to look good in tights at my next class?
May 9th, 2016 07:36 PM
Punky
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

I got up full of ideas and energy, i said i will come back from work I will do

10 minutes on the Bicycle
10 minutes of running
50 pushups
50 sit-ups

What I did in the end:
I ate three slices of cake
Jan 16th, 2016 12:42 PM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by pancake View Post
Yeah, I mean if I was like, super fit, I guess I could run all day long and rally with the experienced players. But I found out that some people thought badminton is like, super easy because the court is so small. I even met a guy who told me he didn't consider badminton a sport activity .
Yeah some people here think it's a camping activity. They should see a real match, so fast you can barely follow it.

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You have not heard of Li Ning? I know it's not super famous (the founder, Li Ning, was actually a retired gymnast) but they sponsor Pliskova and Cilic , and I think some Chinese players use their rackets too. But good rackets really do make a difference (kind of being captain obvious here, though ), but the first time I used one with a 23lbs tension I almost felt like it absorbed all of my power .
Really not. I've looked up their emblem but don't recognize it. I'm not in the habit of checking players' sponsors. I only know Feliciano Lopez is sponsored by Joma because it reminds me of Johma salad.
Jan 15th, 2016 02:10 PM
pancake
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Owl-on-speed View Post
Ah okay, now I get what you mean with footwork. Making the passes from the centre and back again without thinking or difficulty. Yes that's the technique you get from lots of training and practice. I miss that too. It can be compensated a bit by being fast but in the end you'll be sweaty and gasping while your opponent barely moved.

Hehe, they were in place but no they didn't. I also have lots of success with a sudden high forehand smash from the right corner cross to the line. If it's sharp enough they are totally reaching and too late.
Yes, if I get a shuttle high and deep on my backhand it's so hard to do anything with it. But I found an effective solution when playing doubles. With my shoulders in a weird angle I push the shuttle with my forehand in the middle of the opponents court as a dropshot and it surprises them a lot and because of the powerlessness it falls really short behind the net.
My backhand drops at the net are surprisingly good and I also defend really good against smashes with my backhand. And if I get it not too high I can hit it Federer-style deep enough to avoid being smashed off. Aaah, amateurism gives so much creativity.

Never heard of it but if it's Asian it must be good.
Hmm, it's not televised or famous but there are good players at the top (many Asian-Dutch) and many amateurs are playing but internationally we get murdered by the Asians and even the Danish. Our talents are also moving to Germany because the competition is bigger and they have more chances to get good and make a living. Attention wise it's quite marginal. Our hall does have an international youth tournament.
Yeah, I mean if I was like, super fit, I guess I could run all day long and rally with the experienced players. But I found out that some people thought badminton is like, super easy because the court is so small. I even met a guy who told me he didn't consider badminton a sport activity .

I think I know what you mean by your dropshot. Yeah I did it too, I even try to slice .

You have not heard of Li Ning? I know it's not super famous (the founder, Li Ning, was actually a retired gymnast) but they sponsor Pliskova and Cilic , and I think some Chinese players use their rackets too. But good rackets really do make a difference (kind of being captain obvious here, though ), but the first time I used one with a 23lbs tension I almost felt like it absorbed all of my power .
Jan 15th, 2016 11:24 AM
Tim.
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

Badminton is my favourite sport, so much fun, I'm playing it since over 20 years now..

But you need to be fit for it, otherwise you are dead after five minutes..
Jan 14th, 2016 02:14 PM
Silent Bird
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

I used to play competitive badminton as a teen. Haven't picked up the racket for three years now.
Jan 14th, 2016 12:49 PM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by pancake View Post
I think I am pretty quick around the court , it's just that without the footwork, it's really difficult to rally against those advanced players - they are so good at moving around and moving people around.

Your opponent probably wound't expect such a shot . I don't really know how to play a proper dropshot so I do one as if I was playing tennis . I don't know how to generate power with my backhand either so I lob all the time .

I am using Li Ning . Is badminton huge in your country?
Ah okay, now I get what you mean with footwork. Making the passes from the centre and back again without thinking or difficulty. Yes that's the technique you get from lots of training and practice. I miss that too. It can be compensated a bit by being fast but in the end you'll be sweaty and gasping while your opponent barely moved.

Hehe, they were in place but no they didn't. I also have lots of success with a sudden high forehand smash from the right corner cross to the line. If it's sharp enough they are totally reaching and too late.
Yes, if I get a shuttle high and deep on my backhand it's so hard to do anything with it. But I found an effective solution when playing doubles. With my shoulders in a weird angle I push the shuttle with my forehand in the middle of the opponents court as a dropshot and it surprises them a lot and because of the powerlessness it falls really short behind the net.
My backhand drops at the net are surprisingly good and I also defend really good against smashes with my backhand. And if I get it not too high I can hit it Federer-style deep enough to avoid being smashed off. Aaah, amateurism gives so much creativity.

Never heard of it but if it's Asian it must be good.
Hmm, it's not televised or famous but there are good players at the top (many Asian-Dutch) and many amateurs are playing but internationally we get murdered by the Asians and even the Danish. Our talents are also moving to Germany because the competition is bigger and they have more chances to get good and make a living. Attention wise it's quite marginal. Our hall does have an international youth tournament.
Jan 14th, 2016 12:13 PM
pancake
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Owl-on-speed View Post
So you're a Davenport, as long as the shuttle is near you, you can control the game?
Haha, when I hit my backhand I always think about Federer. I really think it has strengthened that stroke because of it. Actually I twice made a gorgeous point by hitting a flat backhand cross, which is not exactly a normal (or even advisable) stroke in badminton. It felt so good.

Hmm, I don't think so. I choose them by weight and how good they feel in hand. I currently use a Yonex ArcSaber, which is pretty basic.
I think I am pretty quick around the court , it's just that without the footwork, it's really difficult to rally against those advanced players - they are so good at moving around and moving people around.

Your opponent probably wound't expect such a shot . I don't really know how to play a proper dropshot so I do one as if I was playing tennis . I don't know how to generate power with my backhand either so I lob all the time .

I am using Li Ning . Is badminton huge in your country?

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Beside badminton, muay thai is also a fun sport too.
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