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    How To Preserve Muscle in P2 without working out

    This is easy, gentle and P2 friendly.

    Every day, get two 32 oz reusable jugs of water. Hey, look at that, you just satisfied the minimum amount you should be drinking! You can put some lemon edges in them it you want. Makes them pretty, tasty and offers up a touch of vitamin C.

    Lift those 2 full bottles 25 to 100 times above your head, when you start to feel a burn, that becomes the start of the "Last 5". The last five lifts, stand with legs slightly apart and start to squat, as slowly as you can. Then hold until you feel a slight burn. You will need to listen to your body about how many to complete and how long to hold the squat. Stop if you feel dizzy, or like you are going to pass out. Do every other day or less.
    Sleeveless in Seattle
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    Another fun one:

    Pick up a toddler, 24 to 40 lbs, preferably one you really enjoy. Lift them high into the air and tell them how much grammy loves him (you can skip or modify that part). Bring him down to the ground and commence tickling. Then teach him how to waddle like a duck and hop like a kangaroo. Repeat 15 to 20 times.


    Take toddler down very long driveway (or any path or field). In a sing-songy Frère Jacques voice, repeat this poem, while acting out said words:
    March-ing, March-ing
    March-ing, March-ing
    Hop, Hop, Hop
    Hop, Hop, Hop
    Running, Running, Running
    Running, Running, Running
    Then We Stop
    Hop, then Stop.

    Do for 12 minutes or so.
    Sleeveless in Seattle
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    Exclamation Home workouts

    There is so much you can do around the house for exercise. Using your own body as weight!

    Step away from the counter and put your hands on the counter and do push ups. (biceps & chest)
    Step up and down on bottom step with same leg 15x then switch leg, then go all the way up and down! (cardio, legs, butt)
    Sit on floor and put arms behind you on floor, lift yourself up and down (triceps)
    Sit on floor in front of last step put arms behind you, lift up and down w/o your butt touching floor (a little more advanced)
    Sit at edge of chair put arms behind you, slide butt off chair and lift up and down. (even more advanced)
    Stand sideways at counter and do leg lifts then switch.
    While brushing teeth or curling hair do leg lifts.
    Face the wall and take a step back and do pushes.
    Lay on your side and do leg lifts in front and side of body. Bend knee 900 and lift then kick out. Try that 50x

    I'm sure you can think of other things too. Look at your house as a gym and figure it out!!
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    From Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle:

    The Get Ripped Cheat Sheet: 10 Steps To Ultimate Leanness
    1. Accurately calculate your calorie needs, use a conservative deficit and track your caloric intake
    Some people lose weight without ever counting calories. But let’s call a spade a spade – that approach is called guessing. Ripped people are meticulous about calculating and tracking calories. With serious goals, especially ones with deadlines, there is no time to waste with guesswork and ballpark estimations.
    I recommend the Katch McArdle or Harris Benedict calorie equations to find your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and daily caloric maintenance level. These can be found in Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle and are widely available online. FYI: Most men have a maintenance level around 2700 to 2900 and most women maintain at 2000-2100 per day but this can vary widely so crunch your own numbers.
    Set your starting calories at a conservative deficit – only 15-20% below maintenance or a deficit to drop about a pound a week. When you’re already lean and aiming to be ripped, your risk of muscle loss is higher than an overweight person with a high body fat percentage. A small deficit and slow weight loss will help preserve lean tissue, as does a high protein intake.
    Reference male: 190 lbs = 2300 calories ; Female: 140 lbs = 1600 calories
    English BMR Formula
    Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years )
    Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )
    Harris Benedict Formula
    To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:
    • If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
    • If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
    • If you are moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
    • If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
    • If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9
    Total Calorie Needs Example: If you are sedentary, multiply your BMR (1745) by 1.2 = 2094. This is the total number of calories you need in order to maintain your current weight.
    2. Set your protein level... high
    At the simplest level, a diet to get ripped is a high protein diet. You may be expecting to hear the tried and true 1 gram per pound rule. That covers you in almost every scenario. But to get ripped like a bodybuilder or fitness model, go higher. People can debate the necessity of this on weight loss forums until they're blue in the face, but here’s a fact: bodybuilders and physique athletes use very high protein intakes on pre contest cutting diets. Typically it’s 1.25 to 1.5 grams per pound of bodyweight. Some go even higher.
    Reference male: 190 lbs = 237 to 285 grams ; Reference female: 140 lbs = 175 to 210 grams
    When calculating meal plans with macronutrient ratios this is usually at least 40% of total calories and often as high as 50% of total calories. This is much higher than a normal nutrition plan for long term maintenance, but remember, this is a serious contest-level diet to get ripped – not yer grandma’s meal plan!
    3. Choose the best lean sources of complete protein
    Since a diet to get ripped is a high protein diet and a hypo-caloric diet, you must become familiar with the staple proteins in the bodybuilding and physique athlete repertoire. Although you’re not limited to these proteins and plant based protein counts too, these are the complete proteins most frequently used by the most ripped people in the world:
    Chicken breast, turkey breast, fish, shellfish, lean red meat (example: top round), lean game meats (examples: venison, bison, ostrich, etc), egg whites and whole eggs. Many bodybuilders go with the leanest proteins possible (egg whites, chicken breast and white fish), in order to control calories. However fatty fish provides valuable omega 3 fatty acids and whole eggs have valuable nutrients. If you do not include food sources of healthy fats, fish oil is a supplement worth adding.
    There’s no reason to exclude milk, cheese, cottage cheese and other dairy products, but traditionally, physique athletes avoid or minimize them prior to competition (dairy based protein powders such as whey or casein or both are very popular on diets to get ripped and a good tasting protein shake is often a welcome relief after eating so much lean meat).
    4. Load up on green vegetables and other fibrous carbs
    Once you’ve chosen your protein for each meal, then add a fibrous carb or vegetable to your meal. Physique athletes sort carbohydrates into different categories than traditional nutritionists. Two of the primary categories are starchy and fibrous carbs.
    Fibrous carbs include non-starchy vegetables, green vegetables and salad vegetables. Popular examples: broccoli, asparagus, green beans, spinach, cauliflower, red/green peppers, onions, mushrooms, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and other leafy greens.
    It’s almost impossible to gain fat eating green veggies and other fibrous carbs because the caloric density is too low. A diet that consists primarily of lean protein and fibrous carbs is the foundation of all serious fat loss diets. Read that again and remember it – because lean protein + fibrous carbs is the world’s most no-brainer diet to get ripped.
    5. Use natural starchy carbs wisely in small to moderate amounts
    A fat loss diet for a hard-training physique athlete is a low to moderate carb diet, but not a zero carb or extreme low carb diet. If you only eat fish, lean meat, eggs and fibrous carbs, you automatically have a very low carb diet. That’s highly effective but highly restrictive.
    To keep your metabolism and training energy at peak levels, (and keep yourself from going insane), it’s better to learn how to use small to moderate amounts of starchy carbs (fruit too) rather than eliminate them all.
    Staple starchy carbs include: oatmeal (unsweetened old fashioned rolled or steel cut), brown rice, sweet potatoes, yams, and white potatoes. Some physique athletes also like beans, lentils, black eye peas and other legumes. Add starchy carbs to your first meal (breakfast) and to your pre-and post workout meals. Always save some of your carbs for the post workout meal.
    Reference male: 190 lbs = 150 - 190 grams of carbs ; Female: 140 lbs = 100 - 140 grams of carbs
    6. Use the carb cycling method: Refeed every 4 to 7 days
    Once every 4 to 7 days, spike your carbs all the way up to maintenance level calories or even slightly above. If you’re just starting your cutting diet, once a week is sufficient. If you’ve been dieting a long time and you’re already very lean, take the high carb refed day every 4th day. Carb cycling is optional, but the leaner you are, the more helpful the technique will be. NO! I’m not talking about leptin. I said no science!
    7. Eat 4-6 protein-containing meals per day
    In the last several years, there’s been some interesting debate on the optimal meal frequency for fat loss and necessity of following a bodybuilding diet at 5-6 meals per day versus a traditional meal plan at 3 meals per day. No doubt, one can lose weight on any number of daily meals, provided the caloric deficit is there and daily macro needs are met. But the fact remains: virtually all bodybuilders and physique athletes prefer smaller more frequent meals, each containing protein, and they report ideal results with this approach. This has not changed in all the years I’ve been bodybuilding. Keep in mind that meal frequency can be customized like all other diet variables. Lower activity people, women and smaller men may be fine with fewer (4-5) feedings per day, while most male athletes, esp. larger men fare better with more meals (5-6 recommended).
    8. Eat mostly the same thing every day
    This may be counter-intuitive because traditional nutrition advice almost always recommends “eating a wide variety of foods.” Why? Because limiting your variety can produce excesses of certain nutrients or macronutrients while leaving you short on others. Eating the same foods every day may also cause boredom and boredom causes some people to fall off the wagon.
    But with that said, here’s another interesting factoid about diets for getting ripped:
    Most physique athletes eat more or less the same thing every day. Why? That makes it incredibly easy to prep the food, follow the diet and to troubleshoot plateaus. Diets that are random or inconsistent are nearly impossible to troubleshoot because no baseline is ever established. Also, when presented with a wide variety of food choices, most people eat more (stay away from the buffet!) A somewhat repetitive (aka bland and boring) diet is not a necessity, but it can make calorie control significantly easier.
    9. Work off a written meal plan
    Do not wing it, guess or estimate anything. Create a meal plan on paper including the food name, serving size or weight, calories, protein, carbs and fat. You can and probably will need to tweak the meal plan over time (see #10), and when you do, make the changes on your written plan and print it out. This is your eating goal for the day. By the way, if you work off a written meal plan, you don’t have to count calories every day – you simply have to weigh and measure your food and follow the meal plan – you already did the counting on paper.
    10. Get into a “cybernetic feedback loop” system
    I’ve seen people nail all 9 of the first 10 steps and still fall short of getting all the way to a ripped body purely because they screwed up this last step: they failed to pay attention to results, measure results and properly tweak and adjust along the way. They thought the diet they started with would keep working forever.
    Every meal plan and training program you create is only a starting point. You must follow it, measure the results every week and then adjust your approach according to your results. This is a feedback loop system, also known as a cybernetic system. Just like a guidance system in a missile or torpedo auto-corrects its course, you must do the same thing to zero-in on “target ripped.”
    Your body can adapt to calorie restriction. The leaner you get, the more your body adapts. Energy balance in your body is dynamic. The amount of calories you need may change over time. You may need to eat less three months from now to keep losing fat at the same rate you are today.
    Your body adapts to workout programs as well and they become progressively less effective. If you want to keep the progress coming you must have high levels of sensory acuity (pay attention!), measure your results at frequent intervals (weight, body fat, measurements, appearance; measure everything you want to improve), apply progressive overload and change tactics when necessary.
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