I asked a more general question about footwear about a month ago. I'm using a minimalist running shoe with neoprene ankle braces for support. My problem is that the tread on the shoes is too aggressive, it is starting to tear up my mat. I like the shoes Cody uses during some of his workouts; thin sole, very small drop, smooth tread, but give traction to do Down Dog position. High top style is a plus, but I can use the ankle wraps. Thanks for any brand, model, names or even links.
I did a Google search. The best way is with devices such as calipers or weighing yourself in water (fat floats so your weight in water is muscle and bone). There are some formulas to calculate based on BMI (I don't like BMI, it's just based on your height and weight, no other measurements). I did find this:
That may be the easiest for the lay-person to get an idea.
This Website give you a visual representation of what each body fat range looks like for men and women:
I have the same question out there. I tried going barefoot, was able to do the floor and upper body exercises, but could not run in place or do jacks effectively.
I started out using a name brand running shoe, but switched to (believe it or not) a rafting or water sandal, with a closed toe. I noticed that some of demonstrators use a wrestling shoe, which would provide ankle support.
The new fuel (Fuel-6) was released earlier this week. I just got my first tub (of vanilla) , tastes good, flour consistency (my previous protein was more granular). My only concern is that it's a 20 day supply, would have preferred a 30 so I can order the same time each month.
There is a post by Justin recommending Cardio Sculpt after True Beginner. I did Core (had trouble with the Animal Core workout, due to my weight). Then I tried Total Cardio, It was too tough for me.
Now I am doing Cardio Sculpt. It is going well. Some of the workouts I like a lot, some not so much; I do use the Discovery link to find similar workouts from instructors I enjoy without changing the program. (JR has a number of workouts that are not in programs, if you like his workouts).
I haven't had any additional or hidden charges and I've switched Programs. Done additional workouts (using the Discover link) on my days off from work.
I've been using the PlantFusion protein mix ($31 with Amazon Prime), but I think I may try this next month.
I am not a nutritionist, nor do I have any formal training, I may need to be corrected. When I tried the Zone Diet about 10 years ago, I did some research; what I learned is that your brain needs carbs, protein actually blocks the brains ability to use carbs. So a medium to extreme affect of overloading on protein would be light-headedness. I actually induced this feeling by eating 2 cans of tuna in a 30 min period, but was able to counter it by having some juice.
I think of it this way: carbs are your immediate fuel for your body to run (basic biological functions), fat is your stored energy for you to draw upon in times of food shortage (not very common in the US), protein is the fuel to BUILD and repair your body.
I counted 10 flow workouts (9 in the Yoga program and 1 in the DB15 program) , 4 stretching/recovery Yoga workouts, 2 clinics (handstand and meditation), the pregnancy/new parent series, the Supreme Stretch workout with Judy includes Yoga poses.
The flows in the Yoga program get difficult fast, they are a nice challenge, but they could be the most difficult workouts on the entire site.
I have been doing the same thing; I alternate between the Mobility 15 and the Supreme Stretch in the morning before doing my scheduled workout. I tried the Full Mobility, I'm just too heavy to support my body on my arms for the sit-throughs.
I've been a member for 3 months. It's been great! I follow a program and add in Yoga, mobility and core exercises as I see fit. The weight tracking is very simple but nice, I just remember to weigh myself and log it every Monday morning (I started on a Monday).
I am working on the nutrition, the Ignite prep is very strict.
I found PlantFusion plant protein powder on Amazon.com for about $30 for a 2 pound canister/30 servings (Prime membership price). I got the unflavored version and it works well in my shake.
I have begun counting calories since I started working out 5 weeks ago. No matter how hard I try to reduce my caloric intake (trying to get down to 1500-1800 a day) my "hunger reflex" (just feeling famished) kicks in.
I have been eating a decent variety of vegetables throughout the day, whole grain cereal w/ milk for breakfast, usually a turkey or roast beef sandwich for lunch, and a burger, chicken, or soup for dinner with some vegetables.
I started 5 weeks ago (end of March 2014), I figure I'm about 40-50 pounds overweight. I did the True Beginner (TB) Program first; it made me realize just how much I was in denial. I did not loose any weight with TB (I maintained the same diet and work schedule as before), but my legs got stronger and my lower back stopped hurting.
Now I am completing the Core Program to strengthen my back. Next I am considering Total Cardio or possibly check out IntelliBurn, focusing on actually losing weight.
The only thing that makes me nervous about the TBT program is the only body weight exercises I can do are crunches/sit-ups and planks, I can't even do 20 regular push-ups with proper form. I do want to do the TBT, DBK and Yoga programs...eventually. Don't let my apprehension of TBT prevent you from trying it. Hope my thought help.