Recent Posts by Natasha F.

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Jul 28, 2013 8:40am
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Workouts and Programs / No gym workout plan

There are tonnes of workouts on here that are great and use no equipment! That's the beauty of skimble! Choose the area you want to work on and have a look at the available workouts!

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Jul 28, 2013 8:37am
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Diet & Nutrition / High Protein Food?

Meats and fish have high protein content as do eggs, cottage cheese, greek yoghurt and protein powders for shakes. Make sure you have some carbohydrates post training sessions too as well as through out the day! Bananas are good convenient sources of carbs. Just try to stay away from simple carbs like white potatoes, rice, pasta although it's not that important but complex carbs like sweet potatoes are much better for you.

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Jul 28, 2013 8:33am
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Body Building / Protein?

I would say it depends on your goals and the physical activity you do.  I followed a macronutrient diet for a time and had to consume a specific amount of protein fat and carbs each day for fat loss.

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59 Posts
Jul 20, 2013 1:01pm
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Welcome Wagon / Facebook, Instagram, Twitter???

I'd love to follow more skimblers fitness accounts on instagram. More support, motivation and encouragement!

Instagram: tashy_flores

20 Jul
do u got twitter?
26 Jul
No. Just instagram
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59 Posts
Jun 13, 2013 5:40pm
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Ask the Pros / Whey when?

I have one in the morning with breakfast or mid morning drink. I have one during the day or after I workout as that time varies and one before bed with milk as it absorbs into your body slowly.

It does help with recovery post workout and as I'm cutting, lots of protein is an essential part of my contolled diet. It takes the body twice as much energy to digest protein than fat or carbs too; meaning that you will burn more calories.

14 Jun
Been taking the whey about two weeks now. Starting to gain a little weight while I lost half inch in my waist. So guess its working.
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59 Posts
May 26, 2013 7:41pm
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Weight Loss / What is a reasonable amount of weight you could lose in 3 months?

1-2lbs a week is a realistic expectation. It depends on how big you are in the beginning.

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May 19, 2013 1:04pm
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Workouts and Programs / I'm new here!!

Welcome. Hope you reach your goals!

19 May
thank you :)
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59 Posts
May 19, 2013 1:04pm
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Motivation & Support / Plateau!

What are you stuck with???

I felt like that at 2months then switched things up and am really happy with my progress now!

I now do strength training and eat a calorie controlled macro nutrient diet (not as complicated as it sounds) and I am consistently losing fat and sculpting my body to its full potential.

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59 Posts
May 18, 2013 6:04am
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Motivation & Support / Sucks that muscle weighs more than fat :(

Muscle does not weigh more than fat. That's silly. 1lb of muscle is the same as 1lb of fat but fat will look bigger than muscle as muscle is denser.

Hope that makes you feel better.

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May 17, 2013 12:19pm
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Diet & Nutrition / Protein shakes

There are a few threads about this topic of protein shakes. Search and read those as we all have different opinions and uses for them. Do lots of research.

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59 Posts
May 16, 2013 5:46am
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Welcome Wagon / Bigger calfs

Lift heavy weights!

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59 Posts
May 16, 2013 5:44am
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Body Building / Legs are important too

Legs are the largest muscle group so get them moving as it will benefit the rest of your body! If you do a split routine don't miss leg day!

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59 Posts
May 10, 2013 8:12am
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Welcome Wagon / Does Skimble really work???

I would go pro if I were you. You can do so much more workouts,  create your own and do a series of workouts that would be your own programme x

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May 9, 2013 6:36am
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Welcome Wagon / Does Skimble really work???

For the newbies. Stick to getting fit and being active! It's really worked for so many of us!

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59 Posts
May 5, 2013 7:31pm
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Motivation & Support / Kik usernames and Instagrams?

Follow me on twitter. Progress, health, fitness and foods.

Tashy_flores

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59 Posts
Apr 30, 2013 6:48am
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Women's Locker Room / Anyone know exercises that trim the waist

Mason twists are great for sculpting your obliques, giving you an improved waistline :-)

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Apr 3, 2013 11:46pm
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Hodge-Podge / Gum membership or home gym??

I prefer the gym as I have nowhere for gym equipment at home right now, all the equipment I need is at the gym along with experienced staff who help me when I need it. No distractions, just the odd strange look with me being the only girl in the free weights room!

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59 Posts
Apr 3, 2013 7:03am
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Welcome Wagon / Recipes for athletes

White fish is like cod and pollock is a great source of protein. There's no carbs or fat there and you can season and bake with whatever you like.  Eaten with some veggies and mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potato is a great meal with very little fat!

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Apr 2, 2013 6:53pm
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Women's Locker Room / Protein shakes?

I drink whey protein shakes. I'm trying hard to eat my macros but a shake is a great way to consume around 25g of the protein I need quickly. I usually have one mixed with water or with yoghurt and blueberries at breakfast and again before my workout. If I have one late on the evening I have it with milk as the protein absorbs throughout your nights sleep.

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59 Posts
Apr 1, 2013 3:10pm
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01 Apr
I have looked at your routine. Its a good routine but personally i would change it some. I woudnt benchpress on A and B. You are also doing barbel rows on both days. I would add chinn ups to B instead of the barbel row. But you have to try and see what feels good. With some slight modification these routines can get you a long way!
02 Apr
Thanks for your feedback! I entered it skightly wrong on skimble butbhave corrected it now I think. Once I get used to the lifts then I will add some more and maybe do some supersets too. Id love to do some chin ups, I know I'm not ready for those yet! What do you think?
03 Apr
I dont think you should really add much more since these workouts are alrdy though. If you want to change something you should switch excersises (who target the same muscles). And go with what feels good! Specially in a fullbody workout you dont want to go allout like you would in a split routine. If you add too much your body and muscles dont get enough time te recover. Supersets are not needed. This routine focusses on power and strenght to get you on a higher level. So just work the low reps on max weights.
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Apr 1, 2013 12:12pm
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Body Building / FullBody training

Hi. Is this like Ice Cream fitness novice? I've been given a modified version that I've uploaded. Just started the new routine today. About to create the workout B too.

I don't feel too fatigued at the moment. I did feel that my arms were fatigued by the time I got to the arms curls though but I pushed through and reduced my weight a little to maintain form.

Ice Cream Fitness 5x5 Workout A

Would be great to get some feedback on full body workouts compared to other workouts. I think this will accelerate my performance and results but let's see!

01 Apr
It is based on the rippletoe routine. And its a kind of starting strenght routine. So some lower reps and good weight. Its kind of what i like doing when i switch it up and go for some power.
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59 Posts
Mar 25, 2013 4:08pm
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Welcome Wagon / What do you do if you forgot to follow your workout schedule

No you don't need to work out twice a day. Just make sure that what you do counts!

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Mar 25, 2013 8:04am
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Weight Loss / Ranting

Weight training 3-4 times a week has made a big difference for me. I don't look at the scales now either.

Try measuring yourself then do it again in a month. Working your legs especially is beneficial as they are your largest muscle group and ignite burning energy all over your body and long after you've finish.

Cardio work stops burning calories the moment you stop moving although its great for your cardiovascular system and if its something you enjoy but not necessary for fat loss. Plus you are probably burning muscle and fat hence weight loss as you are not working to train you muscles.

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Mar 16, 2013 4:54pm
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Stress & Relaxation / Stress Relievers

Meditation to clear the mind and put things in perspective should help. I find it useful. Especially beneficial if you do it regularly/everyday

Essential Daily Meditation

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59 Posts
Mar 12, 2013 12:21pm
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Help / Any workouts for calves pleaase?

Standing calf lifts, add some weight- dumbbells. Or sitting calf lifts.