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My goal for 2014 is to keep losing weight off my fat ass :)

 

Currently, 5'11" and weighing 187, with eventual goal of weighing 168 lbs.

My training schedule is running 4-5 miles around campus three times a week with strength training beginning in Jan twice a week.

While I dont consider the bench prench to be THE measure of strength, I would like to up mine from a currently weak 160 (what can I say, academics are patsies) to 230 lbs by next summer.

 

My diet is nothing special but I do try to avoid McD's, Burger King, KFC, etc.... The only place I usually indulge myself is at Subway.

I take no special powders or supplements.

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Good stuff hating hats, so whays your current body fat%?

So ideally you want to lose the lbs whilst having lean muscle and being strong.

Do you deadlift or squat?

How often do you eat?

 

Personally i feel u need to strength train at least 3 times per week to advance and make progress especially if you want to bench 230lbs.

 

A good split would be

 

Chest/tri's

Back/bi's

Legs/shoulders

 

Or push pull split

 

Chest/back

Shoulders/bi's/tri's

Legs

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I have a long way to go but I have lost 37 lbs this year but still want to lose another 35 to 40.  I was working out daily on a treadmill, situps and boflex (not regularly on the bowfex).  I count calories and have cut out most of the stuff that's not good for me like pizza, sweeets and fast food.  Now that I have had my fist session I am unable to work out so I'm kinda bummed.  Looking forward to getting back on a regular exercise schedule once my smp is complete.  I think your ideas are great Haircules.  Anytime you can help others improve their quality of life its a positive thing.  Wish you the best on your ventures.

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I hope be competing again in March/April. :)

 

Hieght: 183 cm (6')

Weight: 98 kg off season (216 lb), 94 kg on (207 lb)

% BF: 9-10% on season, 12-13% off.

Wow that sounds impressive sounds like your very experienced with them stats, you must be a tank!

Id love to do a show but i need to work on my abs and calfs they let me down the most.

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I have a long way to go but I have lost 37 lbs this year but still want to lose another 35 to 40. I was working out daily on a treadmill, situps and boflex (not regularly on the bowfex). I count calories and have cut out most of the stuff that's not good for me like pizza, sweeets and fast food. Now that I have had my fist session I am unable to work out so I'm kinda bummed. Looking forward to getting back on a regular exercise schedule once my smp is complete. I think your ideas are great Haircules. Anytime you can help others improve their quality of life its a positive thing. Wish you the best on your ventures.

Awesome buddy your doing well, i would recommend mike dolce's book for you for great recipes, meals and he has a awesome treadmill workout, he helps regular people get shredded quickly and ufc athletes cut weight healthily for fights

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I actually can't recommend the book "convict conditioning" enough for toning, building muscle and amazing strength all through the art of body weight exercises!!

 

I have been doing this for 3 months now and have seem some really good results and even better have had no training injuries whatsoever and feel stronger than I ever have been!!

 

Even if body weight training isn't you thing it's still a fascinating read even for the pro's out there!!

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I actually can't recommend the book "convict conditioning" enough for toning, building muscle and amazing strength all through the art of body weight exercises!!

I have been doing this for 3 months now and have seem some really good results and even better have had no training injuries whatsoever and feel stronger than I ever have been!!

Even if body weight training isn't you thing it's still a fascinating read even for the pro's out there!!

Ive heard of that book might have to take a peak, bodyweight exercise are tremendous especially for building great stability and core.

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Wow that sounds impressive sounds like your very experienced with them stats, you must be a tank!

Id love to do a show but i need to work on my abs and calfs they let me down the most.

Thanks dude. :-)

 

The other side is eating the f*ckin* whole year (but the summer) rice and chicken. Chicken and rice. lol

 

My mates call me "the chinese". No kidding.

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I have a long way to go but I have lost 37 lbs this year but still want to lose another 35 to 40. I was working out daily on a treadmill, situps and boflex (not regularly on the bowfex). I count calories and have cut out most of the stuff that's not good for me like pizza, sweeets and fast food. Now that I have had my fist session I am unable to work out so I'm kinda bummed. Looking forward to getting back on a regular exercise schedule once my smp is complete. I think your ideas are great Haircules. Anytime you can help others improve their quality of life its a positive thing. Wish you the best on your ventures.

Wow. Awesome change dude! Would recommend you to lift some weights as well. It will help loosing a little bit more of weight and adding "shape" to your body.

 

May be useful.

http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/

http://www.myprotein.com/home.dept

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Wow. Awesome change dude! Would recommend you to lift some weights as well. It will help loosing a little bit more of weight and adding "shape" to your body.

 

May be useful.

http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/

http://www.myprotein.com/home.dept

Yeh i agree 100% full body workouts burn calories alot faster and also youll get the benefit of toning

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First off, thanks for starting this thread Haircules.  My fitness program is quite different than most men that I know but it works for me, so I'm happy with it.  I completed Tony Horton's 13 week P90X program back in 2012.  I was very pleased with the results.  One of the most surprising discoveries though was how much I enjoyed the yoga video in the DVD series.  When I graduated from the program, I joined a yoga studio and that's been my fitness activity of choice for over a year now.  I practice mostly power yoga and hot yoga, which are two of the more intense styles of popular yoga here in the states.  I'm on my mat about 4 - 5 times a week these days. 

 

I expressed concerns in my first diary entry about the amount of sweating that I do in hot yoga.  In hot yoga, you practice in a studio that's been heated to around 100 degrees.  I sweat profusely in those hour and half sessions.  I'm hoping after my SMP cures that I'll be able to resume that style of yoga at some point but I do have some concerns about premature fading.  I'd be interested in knowing if there is anyone in this forum that's sweats heavily during their workouts and if they think the sweating has affected their SMP in any way. 

 

My first two sessions are scheduled in February in Houston so I have some time to work through this before I get into the chair for my procedures.  It's probably at the top of my list of concerns right now since I had worked through most of my other concerns by reading the enormous amount of information in this forum.  Any advice that anyone can give on this topic would be really appreciated.

 

Here are my stats, which some lifters might find as a joke, but here goes ;).  I'm 5.5 ft tall and 120 lbs.  I can lift my own weight in certain poses, my upper body strength is sufficient to do some pretty impressive arm balances, and my flexibility and balance postures continue to surprise me sometimes.  I know, I know like I said, not your typical gym stats but just thought I'd share mine for grins.

 

DallasYogi

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First off, thanks for starting this thread Haircules. My fitness program is quite different than most men that I know but it works for me, so I'm happy with it. I completed Tony Horton's 13 week P90X program back in 2012. I was very pleased with the results. One of the most surprising discoveries though was how much I enjoyed the yoga video in the DVD series. When I graduated from the program, I joined a yoga studio and that's been my fitness activity of choice for over a year now. I practice mostly power yoga and hot yoga, which are two of the more intense styles of popular yoga here in the states. I'm on my mat about 4 - 5 times a week these days.

 

I expressed concerns in my first diary entry about the amount of sweating that I do in hot yoga. In hot yoga, you practice in a studio that's been heated to around 100 degrees. I sweat profusely in those hour and half sessions. I'm hoping after my SMP cures that I'll be able to resume that style of yoga at some point but I do have some concerns about premature fading. I'd be interested in knowing if there is anyone in this forum that's sweats heavily during their workouts and if they think the sweating has affected their SMP in any way.

 

My first two sessions are scheduled in February in Houston so I have some time to work through this before I get into the chair for my procedures. It's probably at the top of my list of concerns right now since I had worked through most of my other concerns by reading the enormous amount of information in this forum. Any advice that anyone can give on this topic would be really appreciated.

 

Here are my stats, which some lifters might find as a joke, but here goes ;). I'm 5.5 ft tall and 120 lbs. I can lift my own weight in certain poses, my upper body strength is sufficient to do some pretty impressive arm balances, and my flexibility and balance postures continue to surprise me sometimes. I know, I know like I said, not your typical gym stats but just thought I'd share mine for grins.

 

DallasYogi

Awesome dallas, i want to do yoga and put the whole "im too masculin to do it" mentality behind me, i wana gain more mobility and flexibilty also clear mind etc might have to try it next year!

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Yes, I've maintained most of the muscle tone that I gained during P90X.  I'd agree though that I've lost some size from not lifting but for a small guy like me, it's probably not noticeable to anyone but me.  My core strength has improved tremendously though.  I think that's where you would probably see the most benefit.  I think everyone benefits from the mental and spiritual aspects of it...not spiritual in the religious sense of the word, just making a stronger connection with yourself from within.  Also, I can see where learning to control your breathing would help you in the gym as well.

 

I encourage you to push those reservations aside, just as you've done with SMP, and give it a try.  You might be surprised just how much it will help you in all aspects of your fitness.

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Yes, I've maintained most of the muscle tone that I gained during P90X. I'd agree though that I've lost some size from not lifting but for a small guy like me, it's probably not noticeable to anyone but me. My core strength has improved tremendously though. I think that's where you would probably see the most benefit. I think everyone benefits from the mental and spiritual aspects of it...not spiritual in the religious sense of the word, just making a stronger connection with yourself from within. Also, I can see where learning to control your breathing would help you in the gym as well.

 

I encourage you to push those reservations aside, just as you've done with SMP, and give it a try. You might be surprised just how much it will help you in all aspects of your fitness.

Yeah the core aspect of it interests me and also help to me relax as i can be quite anxious and self Conscious some days

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Stats:

Body weight in season - 205

Body fat - 4 to 5 %

Height - 5 11

 

Body weight off season (now) - 220 - 230

Body fat - 9 - 12 %

 

I also am a personal trainer and run a gym. Getting the procedure done dec 20! Looking forward to it. I can't wait to stop using concealer and just be liberated.

 

As for health and fitness - it's an absolute must especially w a shaved head in my opinion. I work out usually 4 days a week, twice on Mondays ( chest bi later in day, forearms abs earlier in day. I am also a vegetarian (85 %) getting the vast amount of my carbs fats protein from vegan/vegetarian plant based sources. As a bodybuilder this is unusual and never thought id go this route but the switch was great. Put more muscle on faster, cut fat faster, and had an increased amount of energy while drinking half the amount of coffee. Now my body is much more alkalized and healthier and I look even Bette (humbly).

 

Great thread Hercules - seriously - too many people don't know or care for the benefits of physical exercise and the need for overall health.

 

Happy lifting and God bless all!

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