Fat friend calls me up last night and says he noticed how I changed my body and that he wants to get in shape. I of course took him threw the ABCs of diet, rest, weighttraining, and cardio. Spent 30 minutes with the guy. He just e-mails me this morning and says weights aren't for him as in order to lose weight he needs soemthing more demanding than weighttraining -- "something like tennis as weighttraining is too slow and doesn't require much energy." This is a direct quote form his message.
ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!! I will get his fat ass in the gym this weekend and when we are done with deadlifts he will frikin puke. He's about to learn just how demandning weighttraining can be. Hehehe.
Supersets. Tennis as weight training! thats some good stuff.
After warmups he will do 5x5 deads and 5 x 20 squats. Then we'll do dips and chins. Then the next day I'll call him up to see if he feels like a friendly game of tennis. The muthurphucher will be so sore he won't be able to walk to the toilet to take a wiz, let alone serve the ball or run for a volley. LOL!
Last edited by growthrep; 07-27-2007 at 07:47 AM.
Hmm you could also assume naivety on his part and just guide him gently into it... but i'm sure a little set of deadlifts or squats would be maybe enough to get him into the swing of things :P
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You'll always get those who waste your time, whilst you sit and attempt to teach them, usually ending in a lost and far away expression that reads "but that sound like hard work"... I don't bother anymore.
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wow, let us know how it goes, this could be interesting
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Put him through the gauntlet.
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Tell him you'd love to help him out, but due to recent scientific findings, you're concerned his fat ass is contagious.
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Well my friend turned out to be a wuss. He wouldn't even try deadlifts (said they looked "dangerous") and couldn't do more than 3 consecutive squats with a 70 pound barbell (said they were "horrible for the spine") so no 20 rep breathing squats either. He did 6 sets of light dumbell curls and called it a day. He says he has decided to start a walking program to get fit. He had a large bag of doritos while I drank my post workout protein shake as he "earned it."
Folks, we are a rare breed.
I have friends that do the same thing... ask for help and what they can do... I explain in detail about diet and exercise, and they in turn eat well for about 3 days and give up on exercise after one day. I refuse to really do it anymore, females are the worst at this in my opinion. When anyone asks me anymore I just refer them to this website and say read up on diet and training, it's a waste of my time to explain it.
*on the shelf*
I'm following your lead on this from now on. Pisses me off.
This is why I don't help people.
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Ran into my fat friend yesterday. Just to set this up, when I started cutting I was 245 or so and now I'm 208. He asks me again how I'm leaning down so "easily." I told him once again that there was nothing easy about it -- it's simple but it is definitely NOT easy, I told him. I explained daily caloric needs, cutting cals, weight training and my cardio program. He looked puzzled and said "I've been losing weight by working on my roof. What you said is too complicated. I just believe in hard work."
The dude has certainly not lost any weight. He's bigger than ever. LOL! I'm sure when I reach 190 and he runs into me he will once again ask how I did it. Some people just are too dman lazy to learn.
My question is this: Are you honestly SURPRISED to hear this kind of ignorance coming from the uninitiated?
No. I am just a bit pissed at him as he has the info to make a much needed change in his life and won't. I'm also a bit amused. In sort of a sick way I find it motivating to be a better athlete.
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