Interested to hear... Trying to get back into shape again. Also anybody use supplements? Any recommendations/brand for building muscle
After reading about the wonders of the versaclimber. Found a used one for sale over the weekend... i couldnt last more than 5 min on it =T
Really depends on what your definition of "in shape" is? As a general rule stay clear of anything that promises a quick fix. Chances are you'll get bored after a couple of weeks.
Vitamins/supplements (unless you're deficient in one thing or another) are for the most part a waste of time and money. You should be able to get everything you need from real, unprocessed whole foods.
Exercise and/or diet should be a lifestyle choice and never forced though. Small changes to your diet over time is the best way to go if you're looking to create a habit, try cutting out foods with added sugar for a start. you'd be surprised how many every day foods you think are "healthy" have a tonne of added crap.
As you exercise, find something you enjoy (run, hike, mountain biking, basketball, lifting) whatever floats your boat, and build a routine around that. Exercise should never feel like a chore.
For me personally, a hate training alone, so I work out in a group setting. I combine functional lifting with HIIT, and animal flow which is a form of fluid body weight movements. I also hike and canoe paddle when I can.
I suck at diets. I enjoy eating out, so I just try to eat as much real food as possible. I avoid processed stuff, though I do have a sweet tooth, so I try and eat my fix from food that is naturally sweet, and I love dark chocolate i'm talking 85% cacao... the good stuff!