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  • in reply to: Whos stabilized at 98.6? #14665
    rohan1413
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    I’m kinda in a weird spot; I’m not really refeeding or anything. I wakeup anywhere from the low 96s to the high 97s depending on whether I ate/slept enough the day before, but after I have my morning shower I am always above 98 degrees unless I miss a meal or chug liquids. Trouble is I still have the low metabolism signs. Anyone else deal with this?

    I’m also fairly young (21) if that means anything

    in reply to: Conditioning Work You're Doing #8680
    rohan1413
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    Haha nice. That sounds pretty tough!

    I’m still in the recovery phase of eating after a bad bout of paleo/low calories, so right now maybe once or twice a week I’ll jump on the treadmill for an interval workout.

    5mins – warmup at 7km/h
    2mins – work period, 9.5km/h
    2mins – rest period, 3km/h
    2mins – work period, 9.5km/h
    2mins – rest period, 3km/h
    2mins – work period, 9.5km/h

    total is 15 minutes. I keep increasing the speed of the work periods each week by like 0.1, I started at 9.

    I’m also thinking about starting boxing or kickboxing just so that I don’t have to do any cardio that isn’t “fun.” Running is so boring.

    in reply to: Body Image and Self Esteem #8677
    rohan1413
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    Yeah I definitely think that men have body image issues as well. Luckily when I was very young I realized that girls like different type of bodies – a girl I dated in high school liked the long lean swimmer type look, another friend of mine liked the big Arnold type jacked guy stereotype as well. Then again I’ve also had girls tell me that they like the NFL wide receiver look – big, but not too big.

    I remember reading on wikipedia that the body type that men on average think is perfect is much more muscular than the one women on average prefer – something about male dominance over their peers being involved in this.

    I think guys have a much bigger issue with their height. It’s more “OK” to be a fat guy than it is to be a short guy (as a 5ft8-5ft9 guy when I was 15-16 it really bothered me. I’m 20 now, and it hasn’t bothered me at all for years). In a weird sort of way it seems like it’s more OK to be a short girl than it is a fat girl.

    Right now as soon as I become fat proof (it’s taking tons of time as I forget to get my calories some days, so I’ve steadily been gaining weight) I’m going to start boxing or kickboxing and lifting weights. In the long run I think for a 5ft9 20 year old male being at a lean 160 would be healthy. Pick function over aesthetics, and the aesthetics will come (so long as you aren’t doing anything metabolically damaging).

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