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5'9" 200 lbs now. Have weight trained off and on since high school. I have stayed with heavy weight training for the last 3 yrs and my wife says I'm too bulky. I currently flat bench 405 raw with a 33 inch waist. It is going to kill me but I plan on losing around 20-25 lbs. It has taken me a long time to reach the 400 ib mark. I need to lose the weight by April 12(vacation).Does anyone have any dieting ideas for me that don't destroy my power numbers? It's a complete ego thing I know but have put in a lot of time and anguish to reach them.
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If there is one thing I could tell college/HS aged kids is to sustain an active lifestyle. It is so much harder to pick it back up after 15 years of inertia and horrid diet habits.
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Happy New Year brah
I haven't maxed yet. Too old, not important to me....I just lift heavy until I fatigue. You are correct about it being addicting - I enjoy everything about it. That is my hour to escape and blast ridiculously loud metal music on my Ipod.
I just want to say thanks to Shane for the thread, like this one, that he started 2-3 months ago. It got me thinking, so I've changed my eating habits and dropped about 25 lbs since then. Really, all I've done is try to eliminate as many carbs as I can, without 'making up' for them with more fat and protein. No excercise, other than the walking that goes with my job, although I'm going to try to work in the adjustable dumbbells as part of my 'New Year's resolution'.
Tons of good programs there. Great site. Dorian Yates Blood and Guts is one I steal some stuff from...he never did flat BP. Just incline/decline and a lot of people swear off flat BP when they get a little older because of stress on your shoulders. I have never had a problem. Could be a technique thing - you see a lot of terrible technique in the gym.
If I could BP 405, I wouldn't care what I weighed. Or what people thought of me (g)
Awesome man...really is amazing what a few diet changes will accomplish. You can shed some pounds just cutting out the empty calorie drinks and (in my case) bread. Once you implement an exercise program the weight will fall off.
Shane - at your rec in a recent thread I read Bigger Leaner Stronger. Good stuff. Finished it in 2 days. Definitely helped me get back in gear. i am doing a similar workout as you (lower reps, 4 sets, higher intensity, etc focusing on one muscle group per day.) in 3 weeks ive seen a major difference.
Trying to get down to 210. Around 226 now. Started at 232. Shooting to reach my goal by March 1. Supplementing with CLA, fish oil and daily multivitamin. May go back on thermogenics at some point too to help kickstart metabolism.
67% body fat? That's a typo right Shane? I would have trouble believing you only have 85lbs of lean body mass unless you are 4ft tall.
Exaggerated a little but I was a fat ass. Still got too much belly fat.
It's an awesome workout, and the author will write you back and answer any question you have via e-mail or twitter. He is really a good dude.
I got down to about 170 during the summer of '11 due to things going on in my life. Never really ate much and the pounds came off, but in a bad way. I'm 6'1 so the 170 didn't look great on me. I'm now up to 210-220 due to my bad eating habits. I'd like to get to about 195-198 or 200-202 if it looks good.
Upon your Twitter suggestion Shane, I bought that book Bigger/Leaner/Stronger. Currently reading it and getting some good information. His meal plan looks like something I'm going to go with. Also, going to start hitting the weight room here at my apartment complex.
I'm wanting to hit my goal of 200 by the time it warms up outside, so mid-late April. Once I reach that, I'll set a new goal involving power numbers.
I gotcha. Well keep up the good work.
It's a real simple book and plan. I am not into supersets or anything really complicated. It is based around compound lifts, i.e. all the exercises our HS football coaches made us do if you are an old fart like me.
One more thing - I have experimented with supplements and am currently taking the following -
- Athletic Greens (which are too pricey for me so I am going to Controlled Labs Orange Triad multivitamin which has gotten good reviews) with lunch.
- Pre-Workout is current 1MR but Muscle Pharm Assault worked well too.
- Muscle Pharm Amino intraworkout to hydrate and for shot of amino acids.
- Optimum Nutrition Hydrowhey post-workout.
- Muscle Pharm Combat Powder (vanilla is excellent with almond milk) or Trutein (blend of casein, egg, whey) before bed.
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