Will Skimble work for me?

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Sep 18, 2013 12:41pm
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I am sorta new to skimble and I wanted to post to make sure i get the most from this app. I have had a rough time loosing my gut several years in a row and I could not afford to pay for cross fit so please please comment so I am on the right path. Im sure everyone can also use the info too.

Me: young Male- Weight 165 lbs- Muscles are hidden under fat - I have bad eating habbits with restaurant takeout- Drink alcohol and not a big sweets eater- GOAL is to loose all belly fat and tone up everything.

Current Belief:

1. Eating high protein foods will reduce fat. No Fried foods whatsoever and more salads. Chips are my favorite food so I will only eat tortilla chips as my only vice.

2. Drinking about 60oz of water per day

3. Eating Diet of 1500 calories per day or around that

4. Not depriving myself of special event food but never eat fried food

5. Fat Free foods help and also sugar free drinks

6. Eat Less Dairy foods because can slow metabolism

Workout Pattern:

6. Do workouts that are high intensity circuit based

7. Completed workouts: Military Meyhem circuit 20min, Lose It! 27min, Peck Blaster 19min, The Roaring twenties 20min, Muscle Memory 35min

8. Will Workouts above work for me with a 10-15 minute warm up on cardio machine to be able to loose 1-2 lbs of fat per week. Do I need longer workouts? Do I need more Gym based workouts with weights? Do I need more cardio?

9. Currently I have trouble finishing some of the listed workouts but I am getting better on them quickly. Should I be doing other workouts, if so please list. Should I buy some workouts that are through Skimble? - VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE COMMENT

10. Four Workouts per week with current plan.

11. To see better results on short term plan do Hard workouts but I may burn out.

I would like to workout for a full year without burning myself out and maintaining a decently healthy eating habbit without feeling deprived of not eating foods I like from time to time. According to the Crossfit guys i met with, they informed me that when you do crossfit you can almost eat anything because your body burns so many calories. I cant afford that and I also do not want to burn myself out completley and fall off the horse with crossfit. I have gone extreame before where it worked well for me running 5 days a week and eating 1000 calories, within a month I was in shape but I fell off the horse real quick. I hope people will comment and help me so I can finally get my fitness under control and get rid of my gut!


Mark- Surfer592

1061 Posts
Sep 18, 2013 11:44pm
via Android

Pff its too long to comment on all. But specially your food department lacks alot of knowledge. Food with high proteins dont burn fat. Having a calorie deflict over a period of time will. I think you should be alot higher in calories. But those calories have to come from the correct sources. I think weighttraining (atleast increased resistance training) give better results than pure cardio focussed. Purely because lots of cardio and eating less calories than you need. Will make you lose muscles pretty fast next to whatever fat loss.

Oh yeah alot of crossfit guys talk bullshit dont take them too seriously.

19 Sep
Thank you. This makes sense and I feel like definitely some of crossfit is bull


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