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BroncoBuff
07-02-2009, 05:11 PM
I don't see a need if you know your carb intake is fully restricted <20 ... It'd be like a totally celibate woman buying a pregnancy test.

Think about the psychology of it .... if you're complying with the program, what's the point in checking? Strips are for people who cheat and fudge and wanna see if it's hurting them.

Anybody ...?

Nobody ... ?

Okay, cool.

But I thought there would've been some comment on that ::)

BroncoBuff
07-02-2009, 05:16 PM
I've lost 10-12 this month, not bad I suppose ... though I'm hoping for some delayed reaction losses.

As I mentioned, there was alotta after-the-fact losses the first time I did Atkins ... and while it doesn't seem likely, is there any chance that switching back to a "normal" diet has some short-term accelerating affect on lypolisis/ketosis? I know that sounds like wishful thinking, but most of my losses came AFTER I stopped the diet, by about a 4-1 ratio actually ::)

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 06:02 PM
Anybody ...?

Nobody ... ?

Okay, cool.

But I thought there would've been some comment on that ::)

No, you're right. It's almost as silly as needing a breathalyzer to check if you're drunk.

Sorry, I was just doing some sweet inflatable lobster jumps in the pool out back. Have awesome pics of it.

TheReverend
07-02-2009, 06:07 PM
I've lost 10-12 this month, not bad I suppose ... though I'm hoping for some delayed reaction losses.

As I mentioned, there was alotta after-the-fact losses the first time I did Atkins ... and while it doesn't seem likely, is there any chance that switching back to a "normal" diet has some short-term accelerating affect on lypolisis/ketosis? I know that sounds like wishful thinking, but most of my losses came AFTER I stopped the diet, by about a 4-1 ratio actually ::)

Sheerly for fat loss. You will lose some muscle doing this, but it's nothing you can't gain back quickly. Most of strength is a muscle memory neural connection thing anyways:

Take your weight, multiply by 12. This is now your target caloric intake.
Eat six light, high protein meals a day. Use whey protein shakes as meal replacements. This will keep your metabolism high.
Before breakfast in the morning, walk (WALK, not run) for 45 minutes.
Do intense full body weight workouts 3 times a week.
The carbs you DO take in should be complex or fibruous and 80% should be consumed for breakfast or post work out.
Drink a lot of water.
2 cups of veggies a day.
Caffeine, green tea extract, and ephedra pills can boost your metabolism an extra 3% if necessary as well.

TheReverend
07-03-2009, 08:13 PM
No, you're right. It's almost as silly as needing a breathalyzer to check if you're drunk.

Sorry, I was just doing some sweet inflatable lobster jumps in the pool out back. Have awesome pics of it.

Aforementioned lobster jump:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/MeLobsterCrop.jpg

BroncoBuff
07-03-2009, 10:18 PM
Aforementioned lobster jump:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/MeLobsterCrop.jpg

LOL ... you look a little like Josh McD in your avatar there ...

TheReverend
07-03-2009, 10:29 PM
LOL ... you look a little like Josh McD in your avatar there ...

<------Is not amused.

Taco John
07-04-2009, 12:43 AM
I'm too lazy to search for it. Clayton, hook me up with a link to that velocity diet. I'm thinking about rocking that in August to see what I can see...

Florida_Bronco
07-04-2009, 12:52 AM
That's it, I can't stands it no mo ....

Been on Atkins since June 2. Drank moderately maybe 6-8 days, cheated on the food part just one day, some watermelon and a hotdog bun.

I'm gonna give in to this craving and go get some Vanilla wafers ... RIGHT NOW!

I've lost 10-12 this month, not bad I suppose ... though I'm hoping for some delayed reaction losses.

As I mentioned, there was alotta after-the-fact losses the first time I did Atkins ... and while it doesn't seem likely, is there any chance that switching back to a "normal" diet has some short-term accelerating affect on lypolisis/ketosis? I know that sounds like wishful thinking, but most of my losses came AFTER I stopped the diet, by about a 4-1 ratio actually ::)

I keep tellin ya man, read that PDF I sent you. After two 12 days you can have carbs on the weekend which helps to replenish your glycogen levels, and cutting back on the protein during that time is said to help your body absorb and use it better come Monday.

Seriously, I love this low carb diet. I get all the weight loss (and then some) of the Atkins, but during the weekends I can hit the carbs and satisfy my cravings.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-04-2009, 10:59 AM
I'm too lazy to search for it. Clayton, hook me up with a link to that velocity diet. I'm thinking about rocking that in August to see what I can see...

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_program/sports_body_training_diet_velocity/velocity_diet_Program_30?vdietNavTop

OCBronco
07-05-2009, 06:15 PM
For the past 7 months, I've really gotten into training with Kettlebells, and I've found really good results with it. Curious if anyone else has tried them.

I created this post about it in a different thread: http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2464436&postcount=27

Taco John
07-05-2009, 11:32 PM
http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_program/sports_body_training_diet_velocity/velocity_diet_Program_30?vdietNavTop


Thanks. What did you lose in 30 days on this thing?

Taco John
07-05-2009, 11:46 PM
I have kettle bells, but I haven't gotten serious about using them yet. I also have a sledge hammer with a sweatshirt tied around the head of it. Once I get to my goal weight, I'm going to start getting serious about using them regularly. One focus at a time though - and right now, that's the diet.

OCBronco
07-06-2009, 11:33 AM
I have kettle bells, but I haven't gotten serious about using them yet. I also have a sledge hammer with a sweatshirt tied around the head of it. Once I get to my goal weight, I'm going to start getting serious about using them regularly. One focus at a time though - and right now, that's the diet.

Right on about trying one thing at a time. I guess in my case I was trying the kettlebells first, see how far I can get with that, then move try changing my diet slowly. I don't take dieting lightly at all.

As for the KBs, I've almost worked my way through the Dragon Door ETK program... just a couple weeks away from completing it. I'll probably start V02 max training with the KB in a couple weeks.

If you want to try something really crazy sometime, try the workouts with an 1-1/2 Manilla rope in the Ropes Gone Wild program. Here's the website: http://www.artofstrength.com/ropes/ I've never seen anything get my heart rate up this quickly.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-06-2009, 12:08 PM
Thanks. What did you lose in 30 days on this thing?

20 pounds

BroncoBuff
07-06-2009, 01:30 PM
20 pounds

20 in 30 ... really?

You have to punch in that data and it spits out a plan of some kind? It tries to sell you products I see, but apparently the diet plan is real, and works notwithstanding their products?

BroncoBuff
07-06-2009, 01:30 PM
And while I'm in here ... wtf are kettle bells?

OCBronco
07-06-2009, 04:20 PM
And while I'm in here ... wtf are kettle bells?

I put some links up in my earlier post.

But, for the short version, imagine a cannonball with a thick handle welded on (here's a picture: http://www.christiansfitnessfactory.com/index.php/vmchk/Kettle-bells/Cap-16-kg-/-35-lb-Kettlebell ).

The weight is then used for hybrid olympic ballistic lifts: clean, snatch, etc. Unlike other types of weight training, the key here is to do as much work as possible in the shortest amount of time. You keep track of the total volume of the workout (example: 100 snatches in 5 minutes at 53 lbs... 5300 lbs total volume), and you avoid training to failure. It's great for cardiovascular training, as well as general strength training.

Here's a vid with a couple of the basic moves and a short workout: http://www.liftkettlebells.com/Videos/Video-Player/VideoId/75/Simple-6-Minute-Kettlebell-Workout.aspx

TheReverend
07-08-2009, 01:00 AM
LOVE this guy.

Lot for people to learn in this thread:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=116620871

Taco John
07-09-2009, 01:13 AM
Hmmm... I'm sitting at about 200 right now, and I want to get down to 180. I'm trying to decide if I should shed the fat all the way down to 180, or start on a kettle bell routine and build muscle for two months and then try to cut down to 180. My instincts tell me to shed the fat first, and then bulk up, and then cut back down. I have a feeling that I'd get more dramatic results this way. I'm not interested in doing it fast. I don't care about speed. The only thing I care about is getting to an end result that I can be a little more than proud of.

Florida_Bronco
07-09-2009, 06:09 AM
Hmmm... I'm sitting at about 200 right now, and I want to get down to 180. I'm trying to decide if I should shed the fat all the way down to 180, or start on a kettle bell routine and build muscle for two months and then try to cut down to 180. My instincts tell me to shed the fat first, and then bulk up, and then cut back down. I have a feeling that I'd get more dramatic results this way. I'm not interested in doing it fast. I don't care about speed. The only thing I care about is getting to an end result that I can be a little more than proud of.

I think the consensus is to bulk up to around 15% above your target weight then shred back down, so I'd say you've got the right idea.

BroncoBuff
07-09-2009, 08:02 AM
I think the consensus is to bulk up to around 15% above your target weight then shred back down, so I'd say you've got the right idea.

"Shred back down" ... sounds cool.

Florida_Bronco
07-09-2009, 01:21 PM
"Shred back down" ... sounds cool.

It is, when you get to that stage. Sadly, I am not at that stage yet. I still got a ways to go.

TheReverend
07-09-2009, 01:24 PM
It is, when you get to that stage. Sadly, I am not at that stage yet. I still got a ways to go.

Just my opinion, but a good part of that reason is not eating carbs...

I can't imagine a bulk without carbs. I'm not even sure I could add any strength or size without them.

Florida_Bronco
07-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Just my opinion, but a good part of that reason is not eating carbs... I'm still in the weight loss phase, dropping about 5-7lbs a week which is actually above average compared to the people I know who went on this before me.

I can't imagine a bulk without carbs. I'm not even sure I could add any strength or size without them. Even on this diet, you do have to increase the carbs some during those phases.

TheReverend
07-09-2009, 08:30 PM
I'm still in the weight loss phase, dropping about 5-7lbs a week which is actually above average compared to the people I know who went on this before me.

Even on this diet, you do have to increase the carbs some during those phases.

Are you obese?

Florida_Bronco
07-09-2009, 09:22 PM
Are you obese?

I'm 6 foot even, and was 285 when I started the diet.

TheReverend
07-09-2009, 09:29 PM
I'm 6 foot even, and was 285 when I started the diet.

"Yes" works.. :)

How far along are you now?

TheReverend
07-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Awesome read on cardio and which types are most effective. Making me rethink a few things. Following written by Layne Norton not me:

Cardio
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/i2.gif

Perhaps the most dreaded word in a bodybuilder's vocabulary is "cardio." Unfortunately, cardio is a necessary evil of pre contest prep for most people. Few are able to achieve contest bodyfat levels through diet alone (i.e. ectomorphs with extremely fast metabolisms (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?page=Metabolism)).
In men, cardio increases lipolysis in visceral fat (surrounding organs), especially in the stubborn abdominal area. In women, cardio increases lipolysis in the stubborn subcutaneous buttocks and thigh area in women. This is due to innervation and blood flow, which aerobic activity influences much more than diet alone <SUP>17</SUP>.
Cardiovascular exercise has several myths surrounding it. The largest myth being that one should perform low intensity cardio in a fasted state. The logic being that if one is in a fasted state, their glycogen levels will be low and will force their body to burn fat. Unfortunately, this idea is misguided.
While performing cardio in a fasted state may indeed increase the amount of calories that are burned from fat stores, it will also increase amino acid oxidation. Cardiovascular exercise while in a fasted state is a great way to increase cortisol release. Cortisol will liberate amino acids to produce glucose (glucose cannot be synthesized from fats) and can lead to muscle loss.
Additionally, I find it ironic that many people take such great care to time their meals so that they do not go for more than 2-3 hours without eating in order to prevent muscle loss. However, they purposefully induce this state and then perform work on top of this!
Research has shown that the type of substrate used during cardiovascular work makes little overall difference on fat loss. This is most likely due to the fact if one relies mostly upon fat stores during cardio (i.e. low intensity cardio), the body will burn predominantly glucose at other times of the day. Likewise, if one mainly utilizes glucose for energy during cardio (i.e. high intensity cardio) the body will customarily rely on fat at other times of the day in order to spare muscle glycogen.
Training in and of itself causes the body to preferentially spare muscle glycogen and burn fat. It makes sense that one should strive to do their cardio on their 'off days' from lifting (as to not further hinder their recovery), and plan their carbohydrate intake similar to their lifting regime.
Cardiovascular work will increase nutrient partitioning towards muscle tissue and away from fat tissue. One should take advantage of this by consuming the bulk of their carbohydrate intake around this time. The benefits are that these nutrients induce fat storage, but will rather be stored in muscle tissue.
Why would you want to deny your muscles nutrients at the most crucial time of the day, but then provide them during rest? It does not make sense. Treat your cardiovascular work like your lifting.
Another question that often arises regarding cardio is the argument "Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity" cardio. Many people automatically assume that low-intensity cardio is better; citing that high-intensity cardio primarily utilizes glucose (anaerobic metabolism), while low-intensity cardio primarily burns fat (aerobic metabolism).
Once again, the substrate used during cardiovascular work is not as important as the caloric deficit created by the cardiovascular work. In actuality, high-intensity cardiovascular work is superior to low-intensity cardio for several reasons
High intensity cardio has a much stronger effect on GLUT-4 translocation in muscle cells due to the increased force of muscle contraction. This means that high-intensity cardio creates a much stronger nutrient partitioning effect towards muscle tissue than low-intensity cardio. Low periods of low-intensity exercise tend to "overtrain (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?page=Overtraining)" the fast-twitch muscle fibers and convert the intermediate muscle fibers to slow-twitch fibers. This is not a desirable effect as the fast twitch muscle fibers are those that have the greatest chance to hypertrophy. If your body has less fast twitch fibers, then you will experience less hypertrophy from training.

The body's hormonal response to high intensity cardio is similar to the body's hormonal response to resistance training (i.e. increased insulin sensitivity, gh release, Igf-1 release, etc) without placing the same strain on the nervous system as resistance training.
High-intensity cardio causes the body to preferentially store more carbohydrates and burn more fat.
High-intensity cardiovascular exercise increases oxygen expenditure and forces the body to adapt by becoming more efficient at oxygen transport (increase in VO2 max). More efficient oxygen transport to the muscles will increase fat oxidation as fat oxidation is dependant upon the presence of oxygen.
High-intensity cardio seems to be more muscle sparing. Several studies have shown that high-intensity interval training (aka HIT (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?page=HITPrograms)) burns less calories when compared to continuous lower intensity cardio. However, the skinfold losses were greater with the HIT group than in the continuous intensity group. This means not only did the HIT group lose more fat, they also spared more muscle tissue by burning less overall calories .
At this point I am going to refer you to several articles that I think are some of the best I've seen regarding cardiovascular work. I urge you to read them as they will re-emphasize what I have already stated, as well as help you gain a further understanding of how cardiovascular work effects your metabolism.

http://www.dolfzine.com/page483.htm (http://www.dolfzine.com/page483.htm)
(if you only read one article READ THIS ONE!)
http://www.dolfzine.com/page484.htm (http://www.dolfzine.com/page484.htm)
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/satter2.htm (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/satter2.htm)
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/satter3.htm (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/satter3.htm)I also implore you to read this thread (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99420) from the bodybuilding.com message boards (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/index.php?) as it may help you better understand the subject and or answer any questions you might have. In conclusion, I suggest performing HIT cardiovascular work on their off days only. One should treat this cardio session like a weight session and eat accordingly (as outlined in the diet section). If you must perform cardio on your lifting days then do it on the day you train your weakest body part and divide up your carbohydrate intake in view that you leave enough carbohydrates for both pre/post lifting and cardio.

Florida_Bronco
07-09-2009, 10:17 PM
"Yes" works.. :)

How far along are you now?

I was down to 258 about 3 weeks ago, then I started taking creatine and my weight shot back up to 270 and down again to 265 last week. I was sticking to the diet like I had been before, so my only explanation for that is that the creatine was giving me a bunch of water weight. I knew that would happen, but I wasn't expecting 12 lbs worth of water weight.

I weigh myself once a week (usually Friday or Saturday) first thing in the morning after hitting the bathroom. I'll let you know what my current weight is after that.

TheReverend
07-09-2009, 10:24 PM
I was down to 258 about 3 weeks ago, then I started taking creatine and my weight shot back up to 270 and down again to 265 last week. I was sticking to the diet like I had been before, so my only explanation for that is that the creatine was giving me a bunch of water weight. I knew that would happen, but I wasn't expecting 12 lbs worth of water weight.

I weigh myself once a week (usually Friday or Saturday) first thing in the morning after hitting the bathroom. I'll let you know what my current weight is after that.

Take a caffeine pill. It's works as a diurectic to keep your water weight lower and will give your metabolism a MILD boost. Emphasis on MILD.

This is all just my opinion, but I view keto as a smoke and mirrors trick. Are you sure it's right for you?

Florida_Bronco
07-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Take a caffeine pill. It's works as a diurectic to keep your water weight lower and will give your metabolism a MILD boost. Emphasis on MILD. Thanks, I'll try that.

This is all just my opinion, but I view keto as a smoke and mirrors trick. Are you sure it's right for you? Yeah, I do. The weight is coming off easy, I have more energy than I did before and I'm having no problems increasing the weights when I'm lifting.

I'm extremely happy with how this diet is going for me.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-10-2009, 02:43 AM
Hey Rev, what do you think of this? I'm tempted to severely reduce my cardio because its a pain in the ass.

How to lose fat for Noobs
<hr style="color: rgb(217, 217, 217); background-color: rgb(217, 217, 217);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> I originally posted this in the nutrition forum, but it probably belongs here. You only have to follow three simple rules:

- Workout 3 times a week with weights.
- Eat 1g protein / lb lean body mass.
- Reduce calories to lose 1-2 lbs / week.

Success is 100% guaranteed. There's really not much more to it.

TheReverend
07-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Hey Rev, what do you think of this? I'm tempted to severely reduce my cardio because its a pain in the ass.

How to lose fat for Noobs
<hr style="color: rgb(217, 217, 217); background-color: rgb(217, 217, 217);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> I originally posted this in the nutrition forum, but it probably belongs here. You only have to follow three simple rules:

- Workout 3 times a week with weights.
- Eat 1g protein / lb lean body mass.
- Reduce calories to lose 1-2 lbs / week.

Success is 100% guaranteed. There's really not much more to it.

I know that thread :)

That's actually PERFECT advice. The problem is, most people who don't already have good control over their weight usually don't have the best grasp on what their base metabolic rates, best types of food, disciplined eating habits, etc are.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-10-2009, 03:20 PM
The guy's diet is incredible. He basically has one pig-out meal a day, a little healthy oil and a 100g whey protein shake. And he's ripped as ****.

I love it.

Taco John
07-10-2009, 08:23 PM
The guy's diet is incredible. He basically has one pig-out meal a day, a little healthy oil and a 100g whey protein shake. And he's ripped as ****.

I love it.



That's actually similar to what I've been doing, except that I'm not working out right now. I'm just trying to shed fat. I'm doing it all in long term stages so that I can stay focused and motivated.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-10-2009, 08:27 PM
Personally, I'd start lifting if I were you, Taco. It's all about body composition. You can build muscle and lose fat at the same time. It's not gonna come off nearly as fast if you're not lifting.

Find 3 hrs a week and just do it.

Taco John
07-10-2009, 08:30 PM
The guy's diet is incredible. He basically has one pig-out meal a day, a little healthy oil and a 100g whey protein shake. And he's ripped as ****.

I love it.




He looks freakish to me...

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/photo/data/500/medium/wl_side_left_20090703_contest_final.jpg

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/img/user_images/growable/2009/07/04/18099922/profilepic/1B9cE3gk1QkuMpyNvyw1Ek5vsN04nd735.jpeg

I don't think humans look very good without a certain amount of fat on them. I understand that he's probably in competitions and stuff, but anorexic with muscles is definitely not the look I'm going for. I'm looking more in the neighborhood of healthy normal guy.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-10-2009, 08:37 PM
I guarantee you women don't think he looks freakish.

Also, I would guess those photos were taken right after he did a "dry" cut, where all the water got flushed out of his system. He probably doesn't look like that all the time.

TheReverend
07-10-2009, 10:23 PM
I guarantee you women don't think he looks freakish.

Also, I would guess those photos were taken right after he did a "dry" cut, where all the water got flushed out of his system. He probably doesn't look like that all the time.

He probably looks pretty close all the time. Probably more ripped if he does competitions pre-competition. That's also flexed vs relaxed, and posing and angles make a dramatic difference too. Regardless, he's done good.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-11-2009, 01:15 AM
I consumed 205g of protein today. GO ME!

Taco John
07-11-2009, 08:31 PM
I guarantee you women don't think he looks freakish.

Also, I would guess those photos were taken right after he did a "dry" cut, where all the water got flushed out of his system. He probably doesn't look like that all the time.


Maybe some don't think he looks freakish. My wife does. The "Anorexic with muscles" crack actually originated from her.

Plus, I'm not all that interested in what women think. My tail chasing days are behind me.

TheReverend
07-16-2009, 06:34 PM
My three weeks in AZ really screwed me. Eating cheat meals every day and trying to make up for it with starvation really screwed the pace of my cut. I leave for my cruise in 1.5 days now and I'm way off target.

Also, on cruise I'm expecting to gain a good 3-4% BF, so I'm gonna have to recut when I get home. Probably through the end of August. Then, I can't WAIT to eat constantly all winter long.

Posting end result pics soon, even though they both disappoint and depress me.

TheReverend
07-16-2009, 06:37 PM
Ignore the retarded faces I'm making in these pictures.

Relaxed front:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/Front.jpg

A little tensed:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/UpperBody.jpg

Flexed:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/UpperBody2.jpg

TheReverend
07-16-2009, 06:37 PM
Blurry side shot:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/Side.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
07-16-2009, 11:49 PM
fatty

BroncoBuff
07-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Ignore the retarded faces I'm making in these pictures.

Relaxed front:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/Front.jpg

A little tensed:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/UpperBody.jpg

Flexed:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/UpperBody2.jpg

Wow Rev that is really impressive

Remember that Bears poster, BearsMan18? We talked about this, he had similar results.

TheReverend
07-17-2009, 10:22 AM
Wow Rev that is really impressive

Remember that Bears poster, BearsMan18? We talked about this, he had similar results.

I'm not pleased but it'll have to do.

BearMan18? I heard that was you. Glad to hear you're getting results then.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-22-2009, 06:52 AM
This is real good. I was shocked to learn that my maintenance is 2600/2700 calories. I could pig the **** out at that level.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

missingswife
07-28-2009, 11:10 AM
Wow this thread kinda turned into just you guys huh.. I have been off here for awhile!

Rev looking good!

Taco i think that guy is on the edge of to much for my taste. I dont care for it when i can see the veins popping out! You do have to do some cardio if u are trying to shed fat.. but the more muscle u have the more fat u will burn... Do weights that arent as heavy as the body builders... Toned turns us women on.. yes even the wives!

mr007
07-28-2009, 02:21 PM
Rev where's your midsection fat loss man?!!! Time to start eating better =).

mr007
07-28-2009, 02:23 PM
My three weeks in AZ really screwed me. Eating cheat meals every day and trying to make up for it with starvation really screwed the pace of my cut. I leave for my cruise in 1.5 days now and I'm way off target.

Also, on cruise I'm expecting to gain a good 3-4% BF, so I'm gonna have to recut when I get home. Probably through the end of August. Then, I can't WAIT to eat constantly all winter long.

Posting end result pics soon, even though they both disappoint and depress me.

Man I'm disappointed!! Eat all winter long?? That's the best time to get cut because it's not as enticing to go out and get wasted since there aren't as many people out. Just my 2 cents though!

Bob's your Information Minister
07-28-2009, 08:02 PM
Just a note...if you go to Chili's and order the Triple Play, make sure you don't eat anything else that day. 2330 surprising calories! YIKES!

TheReverend
07-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Rev where's your midsection fat loss man?!!! Time to start eating better =).

LOL so this is what you were talking about off-line, midget? :welcome:

Man I'm disappointed!! Eat all winter long?? That's the best time to get cut because it's not as enticing to go out and get wasted since there aren't as many people out. Just my 2 cents though!

There's a big difference between summer in Philly and summer in San Diego, believe it or not...

mr007
07-29-2009, 01:22 PM
LOL so this is what you were talking about off-line, midget? :welcome:



Haha gotta resort to short jokes to combat my awesomeness.

TheReverend
07-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Haha gotta resort to short jokes to combat my awesomeness.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3425/2z85gmv.gifhttp://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/AssNinjaLoLo/e3%20lolo/George_Takei_LOLs.gif
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/AssNinjaLoLo/e3%20lolo/George_Takei_LOLs.gifhttp://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3425/2z85gmv.gif

Bob's your Information Minister
07-29-2009, 05:42 PM
Chicks really don't go for short guys.

TheReverend
07-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Hey Mike,

Bob just knocked your ability to pull girls.

I just wanted to highlight that...

mr007
07-30-2009, 09:47 AM
Well coming from the source....... don't think I even need to reply to that one.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-30-2009, 09:56 AM
Well coming from the source....... don't think I even need to reply to that one.

Chicks dig me, dude. This one is sucking my dick today:

http://i28.tinypic.com/2lbf5dt.jpg

TheReverend
07-30-2009, 11:03 AM
Chicks dig me, dude. This one is sucking my dick today:

http://i28.tinypic.com/2lbf5dt.jpg

The old peanut butter trick, Clayton? Maybe you can use the dog to try and get to the girl.

TheDave
07-30-2009, 01:39 PM
You sure that's a chick? Kinda looks like the guy from American Idol.

http://nvrhpnd.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/adam-lambert-next-american-idol-large-msg-123567097836.jpg

mr007
09-08-2009, 11:33 AM
Ok, so I'm taking from now until Halloween off from drinking and going to get in ridiculous shape in that time.

I estimate my current body fat to be around 8%. By Halloween I will be at 6% at pretty much the same weight as I'll lose a couple pounds of fat that I'll be gaining in muscle.

Might post some before after pics here later.

TheReverend
09-08-2009, 11:52 AM
Ok, so I'm taking from now until Halloween off from drinking and going to get in ridiculous shape in that time.

I estimate my current body fat to be around 8%. By Halloween I will be at 6% at pretty much the same weight as I'll lose a couple pounds of fat that I'll be gaining in muscle.

Might post some before after pics here later.

You can't quit drinking when football season starts......

mr007
09-24-2009, 02:14 PM
So I'm on day 18 of no drinking:

I took about 1.5 weeks off from lifting because my body really needed the rest. Just started back up yesterday and will go *more* crazy than usual until the end of October.

I am also not eating any meat, which is going to be an interesting challenge as I've never done anything like this in my life.

So far, I've lost 4 lbs, I'm guessing because I haven't lifted in 1.5 weeks and haven't been eating all that much during that time.

Before and after to be posted at the end of Oct.

12th man
10-12-2009, 08:27 AM
quick question for those people that have done or currently doing that P90X. I just borrowed the dvd set from a friend and just got done doing the first routine. Now, do I do that dvd for the rest of the week, or do I pop in a new one every day?

Harvitz81
10-12-2009, 01:22 PM
quick question for those people that have done or currently doing that P90X. I just borrowed the dvd set from a friend and just got done doing the first routine. Now, do I do that dvd for the rest of the week, or do I pop in a new one every day?

Depends on which program you want to do - Classics, Lean, or Doubles. I would recommend Classics. You definitely do a different DVD each day, and if you want results - you have to stick with it.

More importantly, your diet has to be in check. Go to a calorie calculator website and compute your daily caloric intake needed for maintenance. If you are doing p90x to lose weight, then you should drop that number 500-750 calories a day to lose 1-1.5 lbs a week. Also, make sure your daily protein intake is 1-1.5g/lb of body-weight. This helps preserve muscle, and protein also makes you feel fuller than eating an equivalent amount of calories in say carbs, so it is easier to keep to a diet.

here is a website that contains the workout programs for p90x. Choose one and stick with it:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9765540/P90X-Calendar

I did p90x for 120 days with great results. I'm 6'1" and was 205-210 when I started and after finishing I was down around 185 and ~12% bodyfat. I now just lift weights as I wanted to get bigger and after the program I actually bulked up over the last 8-9 months to 225. Been cutting the past 2 months and am back down to 205, but am at 12% bodyfat again. So hopefully I've put on at least 15-20 lbs of muscle. I'm dropping until I'm sub 8% bodyfat. Then I'll continue to bulk/cut until I reach my goal of being 205 lbs at 6% bodyfat. I figure I have a good 2 years left of hard work.

Beings as when I started 1.5 years ago on this quest and was at 275 lbs at easily 35+ % bodyfat, I have learned that with proper diet and dedication that anything is possible. I've also learned that working out is only roughly 10% of the battle. I would say that proper diet is 40% and dedication to diet and working out/lifting is the other 50%.

Good luck and update us with how things go!

Taco John
10-26-2009, 06:43 PM
Question:

My wife just joined the LA Fitness around the way, and has asked me to find her a workout routine on the Internet that will at least get her going for the next 30 days. Anyone know where I might find a good routine for her?

theAPAOps5
10-26-2009, 06:59 PM
Question:

My wife just joined the LA Fitness around the way, and has asked me to find her a workout routine on the Internet that will at least get her going for the next 30 days. Anyone know where I might find a good routine for her?

www.bodybuilding.com has a workout database. You can plug in the workout dates, goals, and other info and it will find workouts for you.:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/workoutdatabase.htm

Its not a site just for meat heads either. It has some great info for everyone.

TheReverend
10-26-2009, 08:01 PM
www.bodybuilding.com has a workout database. You can plug in the workout dates, goals, and other info and it will find workouts for you.:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/workoutdatabase.htm

Its not a site just for meat heads either. It has some great info for everyone.

Yup.

I'd refer her to the female section. She can register and talk to women with similar goals, or ones who have been there, done that, and can offer advice on both workout and nutrition.

But whatever you do... keep her away from the misc.

Florida_Bronco
10-26-2009, 08:19 PM
www.bodybuilding.com has a workout database. You can plug in the workout dates, goals, and other info and it will find workouts for you.:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/workoutdatabase.htm

Its not a site just for meat heads either. It has some great info for everyone.

I'm pretty leery of BodyBuilding.com. For every knowledgeable person there, you have 100 morons who don't have the slightest clue what they're talking about. The site itself is great, but I find the forums pretty spotty.

My de-facto weight lifting mentor sent me over to IntenseMuscle.com and I find it to be a much more knowledgeable forum. They don't have any qualms about giving idiots the boot over there.

Harvitz81
11-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Does anyone have any opinions on if cardio is necessary to get to sub 10% bodyfat. I've been lifting regularly and have my diet in check, but I can't seem to break the 12-13% bodyfat level (also, my weight has been pretty constant for 3-4 weeks). I'm thinking of cutting my calories more, but I've also starting doing 15-20 minutes of cardio after lifting.

Anyone have any tips?? I'm ultimately shooting to be in the 6-8% bf range. I probably need to cut my calories more and continue doing the cardio. Any tips are appreciated.

elsid13
11-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Does anyone have any opinions on if cardio is necessary to get to sub 10% bodyfat. I've been lifting regularly and have my diet in check, but I can't seem to break the 12-13% bodyfat level (also, my weight has been pretty constant for 3-4 weeks). I'm thinking of cutting my calories more, but I've also starting doing 15-20 minutes of cardio after lifting.

Anyone have any tips?? I'm ultimately shooting to be in the 6-8% bf range. I probably need to cut my calories more and continue doing the cardio. Any tips are appreciated.

Cardio is going to help, and is important any physical routine. But instead of running 2 to 3 miles, think about interval training, running sprints and hills. Studies have shown that better then 20 to 30 minute of jogging.

oubronco
11-17-2009, 08:59 AM
Anyone have a good routine for dropping 10-15 lbs Doc said it's necessary

mr007
11-17-2009, 12:22 PM
Anyone have a good routine for dropping 10-15 lbs Doc said it's necessary

Yeah, it's called be disciplined.

Get away from refined sugars - Ice cream, candy, etc. You should only really be getting sugar from fruit and the minimal amounts found in milk/dairy/etc.

Don't eat enriched flours or pastas. Go all whole wheat for every bread or pasta carb, this means the first ingredient on the pasta or bread should be whole wheat or stone ground whole wheat flour. Spelt grains are really good too, but you typically only get those at health conscious grocers.

Get rid of red meat. Only eat lean meats and fish (99% fat free turkey meat, chicken breast, and salmon/tuna/etc).

Workout and run 3 times a week.

You'll lose 10 lbs in no time.

oubronco
11-17-2009, 01:20 PM
Yeah, it's called be disciplined.

Get away from refined sugars - Ice cream, candy, etc. You should only really be getting sugar from fruit and the minimal amounts found in milk/dairy/etc.

Don't eat enriched flours or pastas. Go all whole wheat for every bread or pasta carb, this means the first ingredient on the pasta or bread should be whole wheat or stone ground whole wheat flour. Spelt grains are really good too, but you typically only get those at health conscious grocers.

Get rid of red meat. Only eat lean meats and fish (99% fat free turkey meat, chicken breast, and salmon/tuna/etc).

Workout and run 3 times a week.

You'll lose 10 lbs in no time.


I've been working out every other night on weight machine but not heavy lifting and I started walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes a day and I am up to 30 minutes now

as for eating we eat alot of grilled food your typical meats and chicken I've given up salt and eat fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, grapes) and I currently don't eat lunch going instead with a protein drink

Is any of this going to work or should I reassess my gameplan and my lower back has been hurting since the treadmill

Thanks

mr007
11-29-2009, 10:25 AM
I've been working out every other night on weight machine but not heavy lifting and I started walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes a day and I am up to 30 minutes now

as for eating we eat alot of grilled food your typical meats and chicken I've given up salt and eat fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, grapes) and I currently don't eat lunch going instead with a protein drink

Is any of this going to work or should I reassess my gameplan and my lower back has been hurting since the treadmill

Thanks

Sorry for the late response OU.

Yeah it will definitely work, but it also depends on what you're grilling...

You need to stay away from red meat and grill with 99% fat free turkey meat if you're into burgers etc (you can mix the turkey meat with spices like pepper, garlic, cumin, a little egg, etc to make them taste better). Also use whole wheat buns and stay away from chips. Stay away from pretty much everything with the exception of chicken, fish, and lean turkey meat. If you make a salad, use dressings that are fat free.

Do you use whole milk or fat free milk with your protein drink? I would suggest mixing in blueberries, some organic peanut butter (don't worry about the high fat content, it's good for you), and a banana in your drink.

Lastly, yes it will all work. The key, as I stated previously, is discipline. The biggest problem with the perception of America is that everything should be a quick fix. The hard fact is that it's not. You may not see much weight loss to begin with, you may be drinking more water that contributes to extra water weight and you may be adding some muscle mass which will make it seem like you like nothing is happening as far as your weight is concerned.

This is why things like BMI bear absolutely no meaning in today's society. If you continue along this path, your body will be changing internally, no doubt about it - regardless of what the scale says.

Be patient and keep it up, before you know it you will be feeling 100x better and out of nowhere the pounds will start dropping. Don't try to go for some retarded miracle drug from the inept pharmaceutical and "health" industry.

oubronco
11-29-2009, 01:21 PM
Sorry for the late response OU.

Yeah it will definitely work, but it also depends on what you're grilling...

You need to stay away from red meat and grill with 99% fat free turkey meat if you're into burgers etc (you can mix the turkey meat with spices like pepper, garlic, cumin, a little egg, etc to make them taste better). Also use whole wheat buns and stay away from chips. Stay away from pretty much everything with the exception of chicken, fish, and lean turkey meat. If you make a salad, use dressings that are fat free.

Do you use whole milk or fat free milk with your protein drink? I would suggest mixing in blueberries, some organic peanut butter (don't worry about the high fat content, it's good for you), and a banana in your drink.

Lastly, yes it will all work. The key, as I stated previously, is discipline. The biggest problem with the perception of America is that everything should be a quick fix. The hard fact is that it's not. You may not see much weight loss to begin with, you may be drinking more water that contributes to extra water weight and you may be adding some muscle mass which will make it seem like you like nothing is happening as far as your weight is concerned.

This is why things like BMI bear absolutely no meaning in today's society. If you continue along this path, your body will be changing internally, no doubt about it - regardless of what the scale says.

Be patient and keep it up, before you know it you will be feeling 100x better and out of nowhere the pounds will start dropping. Don't try to go for some retarded miracle drug from the inept pharmaceutical and "health" industry.

well starting off giving up ribeyes is just been the hardest thing so far!!

we eat alot of chicken, and lean everything and use the fat free dressings

as for the Drink i'm drinking I use 2% milk and 52g whey protein I hadn't thought about adding anything too it, thanks

I'm not too much into adding muscle mass at this point as losing the 10-15 lbs the doc wants off and I've been drinking the hell out of water

the dr mentioned a book called the GI diet have you tried this

and thanks very much for the info

mr007
11-29-2009, 06:18 PM
well starting off giving up ribeyes is just been the hardest thing so far!!

we eat alot of chicken, and lean everything and use the fat free dressings

as for the Drink i'm drinking I use 2% milk and 52g whey protein I hadn't thought about adding anything too it, thanks

I'm not too much into adding muscle mass at this point as losing the 10-15 lbs the doc wants off and I've been drinking the hell out of water

the dr mentioned a book called the GI diet have you tried this

and thanks very much for the info

I have not tried the GI diet and this is the first time I've heard of it. My diet has come from the past 10 years of learning nutrition on my own and figuring out what works best for my body. It can be used as a template for pretty much anybody.

I briefly looked at the GI diet and it looks ok to me. The key is to keep your healthy eating habits and knowing what healthy eating habits are for 6 days out of the week. As long as you follow that, it's really easy to maintain a lean healthy body.

Finger Roll
11-29-2009, 09:27 PM
also get your heart broken by a woman helps you to lose weight. 3 years ago I went from 190 to 150 in a few months.:D

Jason in LA
11-29-2009, 11:36 PM
also get your heart broken by a woman helps you to lose weight. 3 years ago I went from 190 to 150 in a few months.:D

That is so true. It happened to me once and I went from about 185 to 165 in a very short period of time. Like, less than a month. I read this article that said when men are heart broken they will always lose weight. It gave the scientific reasons (which I do not remember). When it happened to me I was working out and eating right so the weight came off quick. I remember losing 7 lbs in one week and I kind of freaked out about it. Damn hoes. ;D

Hogan11
11-30-2009, 01:01 AM
Weight loss? Hell, it's time to put on your winter coats, it's football season!! Ha!

Beantown Bronco
11-30-2009, 08:18 AM
Weight loss? Hell, it's time to put on your winter coats, it's football season!! Ha!

I really don't think back hair weighs that much.

Hogan11
12-04-2009, 08:02 AM
i really don't think back hair weighs that much.

:rofl:

elsid13
12-04-2009, 08:07 AM
Yeah, it's called be disciplined.

Get away from refined sugars - Ice cream, candy, etc. You should only really be getting sugar from fruit and the minimal amounts found in milk/dairy/etc.

Don't eat enriched flours or pastas. Go all whole wheat for every bread or pasta carb, this means the first ingredient on the pasta or bread should be whole wheat or stone ground whole wheat flour. Spelt grains are really good too, but you typically only get those at health conscious grocers.

Get rid of red meat. Only eat lean meats and fish (99% fat free turkey meat, chicken breast, and salmon/tuna/etc).

Workout and run 3 times a week.

You'll lose 10 lbs in no time.

You really need to read the label when comes to "whole wheat" products. Manufacturers will sub in stuff that actually makes them worse for you then some of bad flours.

Taco John
01-04-2010, 08:21 PM
Back on the wagon. I have to recover my momentum before my busy/holiday season hit. Not bad though. This year I put on 13 lbs. during it. It's been much worse in the past. I'll lose 10 of that in a month, and head into the spring headed strong towards my goal weight just in time to start training for the Seattle to Portland bicycle classic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_to_Portland_Bicycle_Classic)!

shakenbake
01-05-2010, 04:51 AM
I just finished P90x about a week ago and feel like I got good results.

I started at 227 pounds and ended at 190 pounds.

Still a ways to go, but I think a few more months I will reach my goal of 180.

I have some results pictures I can post when I get to my home computer

worm
01-05-2010, 11:53 AM
Back on the wagon. I have to recover my momentum before my busy/holiday season hit. Not bad though. This year I put on 13 lbs. during it. It's been much worse in the past. I'll lose 10 of that in a month, and head into the spring headed strong towards my goal weight just in time to start training for the Seattle to Portland bicycle classic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_to_Portland_Bicycle_Classic)!

Have you done this event before TJ? I have heard about it...it was on my 'to-do' list.

I am also planning on bagging Mt Olympus this year. Was dayhiking the Hoh River Trail this weekend and laying groundwork for the bigger summit trip in late summer.

Taco John
01-05-2010, 12:03 PM
No, I haven't done Seattle to Portland. Hell, I haven't ridden a bike in a decade. But it's been calling me for some time, and this particular ride is serving as inspiration. I don't know if I could pull off two century rides in two days. That's a LOT of pumping. But if I don't do it this year, I'll at least be training to pull the entire thing off next year. One way or another, though, I will do this.

Dagmar
01-05-2010, 12:05 PM
I'm getting a Wii and Wii fit to add some variety. I have about 12 pouns to go to my ideal BMI.

worm
01-05-2010, 12:10 PM
No, I haven't done Seattle to Portland. Hell, I haven't ridden a bike in a decade. But it's been calling me for some time, and this particular ride is serving as inspiration. I don't know if I could pull off two century rides in two days. That's a LOT of pumping. But if I don't do it this year, I'll at least be training to pull the entire thing off next year. One way or another, though, I will do this.

I think you should swing for the fences and do the 200 in one day. :strong:

I am more of a mountain biker than road biker...but this event has intrigued me. I think they got something like 10,000 people to do this last year.

dbfan4life
01-27-2010, 05:14 PM
I just finished P90x about a week ago and feel like I got good results.

I started at 227 pounds and ended at 190 pounds.

Still a ways to go, but I think a few more months I will reach my goal of 180.

I have some results pictures I can post when I get to my home computer

My wife and I just got ours delivered to us this week. Any advice to survive the first week or so?

Harvitz81
01-27-2010, 07:52 PM
My wife and I just got ours delivered to us this week. Any advice to survive the first week or so?

Just listen to Tony. You probably won't be able to do the entire workout, but just stick with it. p90x is responsible for getting me back in shape and after I finished it got me back in the weight room. After finishing the program I was stronger than I had ever been when I went back to lifting weights and my motivation level is still going strong (finished p90x about a year ago). With that motivation that I got doing p90x, my results in the weight room are at a level that I honestly thought I would never see.

Taco John
03-03-2010, 12:09 PM
Holy cow P90X is kicking my ASS!

elsid13
03-03-2010, 04:46 PM
Holy cow P90X is kicking my ASS!

P90X is good but the The Insanity Workout is truly crazy.

elsid13
03-03-2010, 04:49 PM
My wife and I just got ours delivered to us this week. Any advice to survive the first week or so?

Keep trying even when it extremely hard, and you need to follow the diet to get the best results. Of all the workouts, I found the Yoga X to be the hardest and one that I really love to hate.

NYBronco
03-10-2010, 04:56 PM
P90X... how's it working out for all of you trying it?

I am considering it and would like some feedback. I worked out regularly until about 16 months ago and would like to shed the 10 pounds I have gained since I stopped.

I don't want to give those high priced gyms anymore of my money so what kind of equipment do I need to get results?

Florida_Bronco
03-10-2010, 05:08 PM
P90X... how's it working out for all of you trying it?

I am considering it and would like some feedback. I worked out regularly until about 16 months ago and would like to shed the 10 pounds I have gained since I stopped.

I don't want to give those high priced gyms anymore of my money so what kind of equipment do I need to get results?

P90X is ok, but there are much better DC style training systems out there.

azbroncfan
03-15-2010, 11:33 PM
That is so true. It happened to me once and I went from about 185 to 165 in a very short period of time. Like, less than a month. I read this article that said when men are heart broken they will always lose weight. It gave the scientific reasons (which I do not remember). When it happened to me I was working out and eating right so the weight came off quick. I remember losing 7 lbs in one week and I kind of freaked out about it. Damn hoes. ;D

Probably because it kicks a guy in the arse to get his butt back in shape to get another woman.

Jason in LA
03-16-2010, 04:21 PM
Probably because it kicks a guy in the arse to get his butt back in shape to get another woman.

It's not so much that, because I was working out before everything went down. From the article that I read, I really don't remember the science behind it, is that it happens to all men after a bad break up. I was already working out, the pounds just came off at a much faster rate. At an alarming rate. I've never had weight loss like that.

BMF Bronco
03-24-2010, 02:21 PM
hello all!

worm
03-24-2010, 02:29 PM
WB Bro! Hope all is well for you in Montucky.

BMF Bronco
03-24-2010, 02:32 PM
definitely! Life is good once again!

Florida_Bronco
03-24-2010, 02:41 PM
Holy ****! How ya been my friend?

Sassy
03-24-2010, 10:55 PM
www.zimfit.com

This is my friend's new website.
He is a personal trainer and owns a fitness studio in Culver City, CA...
The app for the iphone looks good!
Although, it's not done downloading on my ipod touch yet! LOL!
Check it out!

loborugger
04-05-2010, 06:48 PM
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFitJournal_ConnellyInsulinBodyWeight.wmv

Interesting video, esp the energy minus energy equals mass part.

Lomax
04-06-2010, 03:16 AM
I once had a co-worker ask me what my secret was to dropping 30 pounds (down to 162 or so, my normal weight) in a matter of about 6 months. I told her "well, I run 3 times a week and I substituted all of the crappy food for healthy stuff". She wasn't really stoked about my answer.

I used the glycemic index. A great way to eat that doesn't involve eating only a few types of foods or eating tiny portions. Low GI foods are good. High GI is bad. Pastas, long grain rice, whole grain bread, fruits are all good for you. So why use a diet system where you have to eat a carrot and a carton of apple sauce for lunch, or a crappy frozen entree for dinner?

Not a quick fix, but if you're exercising to get healthy (not just to lose weight) and want to try changing up the diet, give it a try!

www.glycemicindex.com (http://www.glycemicindex.com)

BMF Bronco
04-30-2010, 12:23 PM
The before pic...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/before.jpg

The "after" Pic, dropped 60 pounds...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/002.jpg

BMF Bronco
04-30-2010, 12:28 PM
Another Before Pic....

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/before2.jpg

and after....

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/dork.jpg

TheReverend
04-30-2010, 01:45 PM
Nicely done BMF! Setting a great example for your daughter too

BMF Bronco
04-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Thanks brother, and holy ****, do I feel a TON better. At lunch today I ran 4.5 miles in 34 minutes. I never thought I would weigh the same as I did when I got out of basic, 17 years ago!

oubronco
04-30-2010, 06:13 PM
Thanks brother, and holy ****, do I feel a TON better. At lunch today I ran 4.5 miles in 34 minutes. I never thought I would weigh the same as I did when I got out of basic, 17 years ago!

Awesome dude! exactly how did you do it

BMF Bronco
05-02-2010, 09:51 PM
Awesome dude! exactly how did you do it

well, let's just say I had a lot of extra time on my hands, so I had the choice of either sitting around, feeling sorry for myself and getting fatter, or I could use this time wisely and make the most of it. So I began small, run ten laps, walk ten laps, up to 100, then I would increase it more and more each week. Now I can run like a mufugga, not to mention ride to work (34 miles round trip) twice a week and lift all the time. But the most important thing I did was managed what I ate. I cut out virtually ALL carbs and starches, ate high protein and ate 6 small meals a day, to get the metabolism going, and it hasn't stopped yet! I am currently at 180 (179.6 on Friday) and loving it! the cool part is that I can bench, shoulder press, and curl all the same amounts I was lifting when i weighed 240.

Florida_Bronco
05-02-2010, 10:07 PM
well, let's just say I had a lot of extra time on my hands, so I had the choice of either sitting around, feeling sorry for myself and getting fatter, or I could use this time wisely and make the most of it. So I began small, run ten laps, walk ten laps, up to 100, then I would increase it more and more each week. Now I can run like a mufugga, not to mention ride to work (34 miles round trip) twice a week and lift all the time. But the most important thing I did was managed what I ate. I cut out virtually ALL carbs and starches, ate high protein and ate 6 small meals a day, to get the metabolism going, and it hasn't stopped yet! I am currently at 180 (179.6 on Friday) and loving it! the cool part is that I can bench, shoulder press, and curl all the same amounts I was lifting when i weighed 240.

Excellent!

Bob's your Information Minister
05-03-2010, 12:09 AM
Anyone getting into fasting?

BMF Bronco
05-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Damn I hate the BMI calculator, I am still technically "overweight", at 5'11" and 180 pounds my BMI is at 25.1. Son of a bitch! Oh well, I am happy where I am. Running a half marathon on the 6th of June then a triathlon on the 27th of July. This being in shape **** is pretty cool!

loborugger
05-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Anyone getting into fasting?

I have been fasting once a week for the last 2 months. I am not doing it for weight lose. Which is good cuz I cant say its helped with that a ton. Usually at the end of a 24 hour period I am ready to eat any and everything that crosses my path.

Circle Orange
05-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Damn I hate the BMI calculator, I am still technically "overweight", at 5'11" and 180 pounds my BMI is at 25.1. Son of a b****! Oh well, I am happy where I am. Running a half marathon on the 6th of June then a triathlon on the 27th of July. This being in shape **** is pretty cool!

don't get too caught up in those numbers! The 'experts' are constantly changing what they claim is fitness anyway. If you're wholesome and sound, that's just fine.

Of course, eating foods you can't stand works also! Like squash salad, liver custard, and fried cabbage chips. For dessert, cookie codfish cakes!http://scosoft.com/s/n/42105a0b.gif Works like a charm.

Doggcow
05-05-2010, 09:05 PM
I want to get in on this!

I started at 185 a week ago, down to 178 today.

On the awesome TJ plan!

BMF Bronco
05-12-2010, 03:29 PM
Here's a before and after view of me...

Before...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/before2-1.jpg

after...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/mejason.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
05-12-2010, 07:58 PM
You wanna lose that last 10 pounds, try alternate-day fasting, BMF.

Congrats on a great job. You look really good.

BMF Bronco
05-13-2010, 10:22 AM
I am not looking to lose anymore weight, I am between 180-185 currently and want to stay there, I am just trying to burn off the last bit of fat I have around my gut area. Problem with losing weight is my gut now looks like a pregnant woman's after she has the kid, all loose and flabby, but I am working on tightening that up too.

Requiem
05-13-2010, 01:21 PM
I'm not sure where I am at. I haven't been able to really do what I want with my kidney disease relapse. I know that at some point this year, I was as low as 170-175 pounds, and then over the past months with the relapse setting on, I got back up really high and put on weight. I know the treatment has made me lose most of that, but the steroid doses will make me gain weight over time. Once I get home on Saturday after graduation, I'm gonna get back to the doctor, do the whole check-up thing and try and make a plan. Getting healthy from this disease is priority over the weight though, but I feel pretty good now.

Dagmar
05-13-2010, 01:53 PM
I'm not sure where I am at. I haven't been able to really do what I want with my kidney disease relapse. I know that at some point this year, I was as low as 170-175 pounds, and then over the past months with the relapse setting on, I got back up really high and put on weight. I know the treatment has made me lose most of that, but the steroid doses will make me gain weight over time. Once I get home on Saturday after graduation, I'm gonna get back to the doctor, do the whole check-up thing and try and make a plan. Getting healthy from this disease is priority over the weight though, but I feel pretty good now.

I was given steroids last year for an allergic reaction, a month of being in a complete fog when I had the biggest appetite know to man. Seriously. Steroids suck...

Requiem
05-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Yeah, they do. Today I've already ate a **** ton.

Two sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin's, yakisoba and sushi for lunch, along with a Kit-Kat and some chips right now. Hungry as balls.

Two weeks of treatment and I've probably ate out $100+. It sucks, but I'm gonna pace myself when I'm back home. I can starve.

BMF Bronco
05-17-2010, 01:59 PM
Alright, don't know where else to post it, but this has to do with my weight loss. I ran the Race for the Cure this past weekend and posted a personal best 21.52 in the 5k.

Sassy
05-17-2010, 05:08 PM
Great job, Jeff!!!

I gotta get back on track...everything I lost...I gained on the Pitt trip! LOL!...Dang, I like food too much.

TheReverend
05-19-2010, 04:16 PM
Soooooooooooooooo...

There's a research drug that's generally used on animals, but it has a miracle-esque fat loss effect on humans. The FDA would never approve it because it jacks your heart rate and blood pressure way up, so if a human WERE to take this, they'd need to have a good BP rating and in good shape anyways.

So since this is illegal for human consumption, I naturally "didn't take it". But my "lab rat" had incredible results. "He" experienced these side effects: shakes, super elevated heart rate, cramps, sensitive skin, but combined with a solid diet and workout routine, the results were unbelievable.

If anyone is considering ordering this research drug (Clenbuterol) for use on their "lab rats", please PM me first for proper dosing information, etc.

Smiling Assassin27
05-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Soooooooooooooooo...

There's a research drug that's generally used on animals, but it has a miracle-esque fat loss effect on humans. The FDA would never approve it because it jacks your heart rate and blood pressure way up, so if a human WERE to take this, they'd need to have a good BP rating and in good shape anyways.

So since this is illegal for human consumption, I naturally "didn't take it". But my "lab rat" had incredible results. "He" experienced these side effects: shakes, super elevated heart rate, cramps, sensitive skin, but combined with a solid diet and workout routine, the results were unbelievable.

If anyone is considering ordering this research drug (Clenbuterol) for use on their "lab rats", please PM me first for proper dosing information, etc.

I was on the light rail, and I heard of a unique way to use said research drug--in liquid form--topically in a mix with a topical fat loss catalyst called Eviscerate, that would make your lab rat shed subcutaneous fat without the side effects (depending on the dosage of clen) because it's not systemic, but transdermal. If your lab rat can handle the burn (intensity, from what said rat reported, is related to the amount applied), the results would be remarkable.

http://anabolicminds.com/forum/weight-loss/130440-clenviscerate-god-fat.html

BMF Bronco
05-27-2010, 10:22 AM
Running this beast in August!

http://www.warriordash.com/register2010_rockies.php

Cant friggin wait!

oubronco
05-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Jump high over that last one, damn the thought of slipping

BMF Bronco
05-28-2010, 11:28 AM
No ****, eh?! I am jacked!

TheReverend
05-28-2010, 12:17 PM
I was on the light rail, and I heard of a unique way to use said research drug--in liquid form--topically in a mix with a topical fat loss catalyst called Eviscerate, that would make your lab rat shed subcutaneous fat without the side effects (depending on the dosage of clen) because it's not systemic, but transdermal. If your lab rat can handle the burn (intensity, from what said rat reported, is related to the amount applied), the results would be remarkable.

http://anabolicminds.com/forum/weight-loss/130440-clenviscerate-god-fat.html

I absolutely LOVE RPN, but I don't trust that for a second.

oubronco
05-28-2010, 01:01 PM
No ****, eh?! I am jacked!

Well let r rip tater chip ;D

Smiling Assassin27
05-28-2010, 02:12 PM
I absolutely LOVE RPN, but I don't trust that for a second.

My rat's seen excellent results and no clen sides, though I'm sure it'd go systemic if you used too much. Using it in measured, conservative doses seems to produce noticeable results.

BMF Bronco
07-06-2010, 01:35 PM
Ran a personal best in the 10k this weekend of 45.26, placed third in my age group and 9th overall (out of 75), not to mention, received my first medal in a running event, EVER!

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/offej/medal.jpg

oubronco
07-08-2010, 12:39 PM
Kickass BMF!! Congrats

BMF Bronco
08-04-2010, 03:03 PM
So stepping on the scale this morning, I officially hit 80 total pounds lost over my little endeavor (about 18 months)...

Jan 2009 - 256 lbs
Feb 2009 - 246 lbs
May 2009 - 215 lbs
Sept 2009 - 198 lbs
Mar 2010 - 194 lbs
This morning - 176 lbs

Smiling Assassin27
08-05-2010, 08:36 AM
So stepping on the scale this morning, I officially hit 80 total pounds lost over my little endeavor (about 18 months)...

Jan 2009 - 256 lbs
Feb 2009 - 246 lbs
May 2009 - 215 lbs
Sept 2009 - 198 lbs
Mar 2010 - 194 lbs
This morning - 176 lbs

Dude, that's phenomenal. Good work. :strong:

oubronco
08-05-2010, 01:34 PM
So stepping on the scale this morning, I officially hit 80 total pounds lost over my little endeavor (about 18 months)...

Jan 2009 - 256 lbs
Feb 2009 - 246 lbs
May 2009 - 215 lbs
Sept 2009 - 198 lbs
Mar 2010 - 194 lbs
This morning - 176 lbs

Awesome dude you are my hero

BMF Bronco
08-05-2010, 02:10 PM
HAHAHA Thanks bro, been a long road but was very necessary!

oubronco
08-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Exactly what are you doing I could stand to lose a few more pounds? Especially around the mid section

Baba Booey
08-26-2010, 08:00 PM
Bumping this thread for two reasons, maners:

A. I'm done with college and could afford to lose some weight that I've gained over the years from doing one too many beer can curls.

and B. Summer fun is mostly over so I figure now is the time to start getting inside in the gym rather than enjoying the nice weather.

I'm 5'9"-5'10" and have a good amount of muscle mass from weightlifting over the past few years and remaining fairly active playing club hockey. I can bench my own weight and keep up with serious lifters, etc.

I'm looking to lose 30-40 pounds (hell, maybe even more) of mid-section by next summer. This would leave me looking nice and cut and whatnot. Size 36 waist as of now.

Any tips? Reading through this thread I see some outstanding weight loss stories.

I eat right, for the most part. I eat mostly chicken, salads, etc and my diet should get even better now that I won't be wasted at college three nights a week or more.

I have a stationary bike in my house, so I plan on riding that. Any core exercises besides pushups and the standard ab workouts?

Thanks in advance guys and gals.

BMF Bronco
08-26-2010, 10:51 PM
Stop eating right for the most part and eat right period. A huge deal of weight loss is due to diet. I pretty much cut carbs out completely for about 6 months and dropped about 30 pounds, but that was running every other day and on the opposite days lifting weights and body weight exercises, push ups, pull ups, etc. Eat small meals often, keep your caloric intake below 2000 per day and stay consistent. For core exercises, try yoga. And finally, get on a program, write your **** down and keep track of it. And definitely get a body fit test done. I have lost right at 80 pounds over the past 18 months or so. I weighed 256 at my heaviest and now weigh 172.

my two cents..

BroncoBuff
08-26-2010, 11:21 PM
HAHAHA Thanks bro, been a long road but was very necessary!

Where you been the last few weeks? It's time for the Amigos/Musketeers 5-year anniversary!


I'm back on Atkins, August 20 ... Ugghh.

Wrote this on FB:


How do you make an expensive, lusciously marbled Ribeye beefsteak UN-appealing? By going back on the Atkins Diet for the fifth time in three years. Just picked up 10 steaks, 3 pounds ground beef, a bunch of chicken, turkey, tuna, mayo, cheese and eggs. UGH! The Atkins Diet definitely works, works like magic in fact. But EEEEW, steak again?!

BMF Bronco
08-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Where you been the last few weeks? It's time for the Amigos/Musketeers 5-year anniversary!


I'm back on Atkins, August 20 ... Ugghh.

Wrote this on FB:


How do you make an expensive, lusciously marbled Ribeye beefsteak UN-appealing? By going back on the Atkins Diet for the fifth time in three years. Just picked up 10 steaks, 3 pounds ground beef, a bunch of chicken, turkey, tuna, mayo, cheese and eggs. UGH! The Atkins Diet definitely works, works like magic in fact. But EEEEW, steak again?!

I saw that actually, I posted somewhere that holy crap it has been 5 years. But technically, I was on the DPO site with a lot of these chaps before. Well good luck on the diet!

Bob's your Information Minister
05-16-2011, 10:50 PM
****ing love going to McDonald's after a big lift day.

Endorphins and test levels just ****ing through the roof after moving endless amounts of weight. I walk in with that kind of hood swagger where I know I'm better than every disgusting pig **** in the joint. Usually I'm rocking a beater with a cut-out tee over it, with one headphone in just blaring some Three Days Grace like I got a ****ing white trash trailer park party going in my head.

I can't help but smile when I see all the little people slowly lower their apple turnovers to take a peek at a ****ing boss like me. The confusion on their face is always so priceless as they see my perfect physique and they stare down at their disgusting food and think about their miserable existence. One disgusting cavepig with some screaming rugrats actually began to weep uncontrollably in regret after she spent a few minutes admiring the cock line stretching down my bball shorts like I was smuggling a fire hydrant. Sorry lady, I'm just in here to get a burger.

When it's my turn to order I take my time even if I know what I'm ordering just to let all the sad ****s know the king is here and it's your time to wait. I'll usually lean up on the counter and my tri's just pop like a ****ing lightning storm and all the gremlins behind the fryer all scramble to get a look (I always let them too out of pity). Once I'm ready I tell the fat pimply-faced high school bitch who buys all her clothes at Hot Topic the following, "Okay, get this, and don't **** it up. One quarter pounder with cheese, one big mac, large fries, yogurt parfait, chocolate milkshake, and a water cup." She nervously scrambles to type my **** in as beads of sweat drip from her dirty visor down her oily face and I hand her a napkin and tell her she's making everyone sick.

Once I get my food I make it a point to eat it in the center of the dining area like a ****ing medieval king in his kingdom. The entire meal is met with blank stares where people hang their head low wondering why their meal adds 10 pounds to their ass and mine adds 10 to my bench.

TheReverend
05-17-2011, 08:27 AM
****ing love going to McDonald's after a big lift day.

Endorphins and test levels just ****ing through the roof after moving endless amounts of weight. I walk in with that kind of hood swagger where I know I'm better than every disgusting pig **** in the joint. Usually I'm rocking a beater with a cut-out tee over it, with one headphone in just blaring some Three Days Grace like I got a ****ing white trash trailer park party going in my head.

I can't help but smile when I see all the little people slowly lower their apple turnovers to take a peek at a ****ing boss like me. The confusion on their face is always so priceless as they see my perfect physique and they stare down at their disgusting food and think about their miserable existence. One disgusting cavepig with some screaming rugrats actually began to weep uncontrollably in regret after she spent a few minutes admiring the cock line stretching down my bball shorts like I was smuggling a fire hydrant. Sorry lady, I'm just in here to get a burger.

When it's my turn to order I take my time even if I know what I'm ordering just to let all the sad ****s know the king is here and it's your time to wait. I'll usually lean up on the counter and my tri's just pop like a ****ing lightning storm and all the gremlins behind the fryer all scramble to get a look (I always let them too out of pity). Once I'm ready I tell the fat pimply-faced high school b**** who buys all her clothes at Hot Topic the following, "Okay, get this, and don't **** it up. One quarter pounder with cheese, one big mac, large fries, yogurt parfait, chocolate milkshake, and a water cup." She nervously scrambles to type my **** in as beads of sweat drip from her dirty visor down her oily face and I hand her a napkin and tell her she's making everyone sick.

Once I get my food I make it a point to eat it in the center of the dining area like a ****ing medieval king in his kingdom. The entire meal is met with blank stares where people hang their head low wondering why their meal adds 10 pounds to their ass and mine adds 10 to my bench.

http://cache.ohinternet.com/images/6/6e/Copy-Pasta.jpg

...and not even a good one.

alkemical
05-17-2011, 08:31 AM
I cut out "****" from my "diet": Very little GMO, no HFCS, etc etc....

I can pretty much eat whatever i want, and lose weight. I also think when you get your "mind" right, you will reach the weight you need to be at.

oubronco
05-17-2011, 10:11 AM
****ing love going to McDonald's after a big lift day.

Endorphins and test levels just ****ing through the roof after moving endless amounts of weight. I walk in with that kind of hood swagger where I know I'm better than every disgusting pig **** in the joint. Usually I'm rocking a beater with a cut-out tee over it, with one headphone in just blaring some Three Days Grace like I got a ****ing white trash trailer park party going in my head.

I can't help but smile when I see all the little people slowly lower their apple turnovers to take a peek at a ****ing boss like me. The confusion on their face is always so priceless as they see my perfect physique and they stare down at their disgusting food and think about their miserable existence. One disgusting cavepig with some screaming rugrats actually began to weep uncontrollably in regret after she spent a few minutes admiring the cock line stretching down my bball shorts like I was smuggling a fire hydrant. Sorry lady, I'm just in here to get a burger.

When it's my turn to order I take my time even if I know what I'm ordering just to let all the sad ****s know the king is here and it's your time to wait. I'll usually lean up on the counter and my tri's just pop like a ****ing lightning storm and all the gremlins behind the fryer all scramble to get a look (I always let them too out of pity). Once I'm ready I tell the fat pimply-faced high school b**** who buys all her clothes at Hot Topic the following, "Okay, get this, and don't **** it up. One quarter pounder with cheese, one big mac, large fries, yogurt parfait, chocolate milkshake, and a water cup." She nervously scrambles to type my **** in as beads of sweat drip from her dirty visor down her oily face and I hand her a napkin and tell her she's making everyone sick.

Once I get my food I make it a point to eat it in the center of the dining area like a ****ing medieval king in his kingdom. The entire meal is met with blank stares where people hang their head low wondering why their meal adds 10 pounds to their ass and mine adds 10 to my bench.

Then you woke up and knocked the dog off you

Requiem
05-23-2011, 12:50 AM
Being on Prednisone the past few years has caused me to lose my water weight, but gain it back. I went to the nephrologist in early May and was at 188 pounds, but I'm proud to say after lowering my dosage, eating better and exercising when I can, I'm down another 8 pounds. I'm fitting into clothes I haven't in several years and am stoked!

atomicbloke
05-31-2011, 06:48 PM
Does anyone have experience with Jenny Craig, and other weight loss programs? Do they work or are a waste of money?

My problem is I am very "illiterate" in terms of nutritional knowledge, exercises, etc. My weight has ballooned to 185 pounds now, whereas I used to weigh 135 when I finished college a decade ago.

I have a sedentary job, work 100-115 hour weeks on average for the last several years, and I have to travel constantly, and I have been using that as an excuse to pig out on junk food, and obviously have no time for regular gym activities. I might sometimes go on a diet of fruits and veggies, but that makes me hungry by mid-day and can't sustain it for long.

Any ideas from those here who succeeded losing weight?

Bob's your Information Minister
06-01-2011, 06:33 AM
Of course they work. But they're for ignorant/weak people who can't educate themselves/control themselves.

Losing weight is not hard. Just control your diet and get in a little exercise. Eat whole healthy foods (eggs, chicken, lean beef, oatmeal, whole grains and vegetables) and don't overeat. Cut out junk food, soda alcohol and sweets.

And cut carbs. Bread and potatoes are the enemies of weight loss.

DemonEagles
06-01-2011, 08:37 AM
I am a calorie Nazi. I keep track of Calories and the fact that I keep track helps me not eat another serving of some foods, or stay away from bagels (320 Cals!?!?!) Egg Whites, chicken, little or no bread when eating meat, Seeds, lots of water, and sleep. I get to eat plenty just have to make small sacrifices and put effort into my Diet Log.

Smiling Assassin27
12-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Nutra planet usually throws a pretty good New Years sale. If you are looking for basic supplements or designer stuff (legal only and no research chems), their selection's pretty good. Anyway, look out for it on 12/31 at midnight in case anybody needs to stock up for 2012 or whatever.

http://www.nutraplanet.com/

oubronco
01-16-2012, 11:17 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/400255_10150586381454515_536894514_10761416_171594 5274_n.jpg

Goobzilla
01-23-2012, 11:18 AM
Down 17 lbs since the start of the year, diet changes and exercise. I've got a long way to go but I know I can get there. I joined up with some friends to run the Rugged Maniac 5K on May 19th. I went and saw my doc today and they took my BP at 122/80 that's better than it's been in years. The first milestone is 50# which I hope to hit this summer

http://www.ruggedmaniac.com/

Taco John
02-22-2012, 08:19 AM
Down 17 lbs since the start of the year, diet changes and exercise. I've got a long way to go but I know I can get there. I joined up with some friends to run the Rugged Maniac 5K on May 19th. I went and saw my doc today and they took my BP at 122/80 that's better than it's been in years. The first milestone is 50# which I hope to hit this summer

http://www.ruggedmaniac.com/

Awesome! Great job joining a run like that. I've found that registering for events makes it easier to get motivated to train because there is a deadline. What I would caution, though, is to schedule an even harder one down the calendar. It's very easy to hit that event, and then when it's done rest and lose your gains. But nice work! Keep us posted on the run!

TheReverend
03-01-2012, 11:53 AM
So Im 8.5 weeks into a 12 week $100k transformation contest after a serious winter "dirty bulk".

In a little over 8 weeks I've lost over 30 lbs, 8 inches on my waist and retained just about all my strength.

I have about 3.5 weeks left to go and my goal is to drop another 10 lbs so I not have cut up abs, but way over the top stomach veins even haha.

If I succeed and win/place in it, I'll post up some transformation pics because it's already an absurd difference in just 8 weeks, let alone with another 3.5 to fine tune.

oubronco
03-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Care to tell us how you did it?

TheReverend
03-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Care to tell us how you did it?

Clearly magic.

Definitely not hard work and eating right...

Requiem
03-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Cocaine has become Rev's new friend.

TheReverend
03-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Cocaine has become Rev's new friend.

Now THAT would be funny.

3 weeks left in this contest. Gonna push out another 10 lbs and dig as deep as I can. Will spend April eating nothing but pizza and chinese food. **** yeah.

Requiem
03-05-2012, 07:43 PM
What weight did you start this at? What are you at now?

When does the Orange Mane Weight Loss Challenge begin?

Who would be the contestants?

I'll shed more weight than a fat bitch no doubt.

TheReverend
03-05-2012, 08:11 PM
What weight did you start this at?

Too much.

What are you at now?

Too little.

I actually have an insanely detailed log of this entire thing that I'll link to when I finish in 3 weeks.

TheReverend
03-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Finished with 50.4 lbs lost, 10" off my waist and a drop of approx 20% bodyfat.

In twelve weeks.

Ended the contest wishing I'd had cut 3 lbs or so more off, but can't really be frustrated with those results.

Requiem
03-26-2012, 02:13 PM
Show us your sexy body.

TheReverend
03-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Show us your sexy body.

Final comparison pics are here:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141054611&p=853817913&viewfull=1#post853817913

^ Lighting really sucks in those pics :/ So bright it washed out a lot of definition... Even this relaxed photo after the gym looks better

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/IMG-20120322-01374.jpg

And because this part might be what's helpful to people, here's the full thread detailing just about everything I did in the twelve weeks (workouts, diet, etc) starts here:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141054611

Jason in LA
03-28-2012, 09:40 AM
Final comparison pics are here:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141054611&p=853817913&viewfull=1#post853817913

^ Lighting really sucks in those pics :/ So bright it washed out a lot of definition... Even this relaxed photo after the gym looks better

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/IMG-20120322-01374.jpg

And because this part might be what's helpful to people, here's the full thread detailing just about everything I did in the twelve weeks (workouts, diet, etc) starts here:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141054611

Those are great results! Good job.

BMF Bronco
03-28-2012, 02:55 PM
Final comparison pics are here:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141054611&p=853817913&viewfull=1#post853817913

^ Lighting really sucks in those pics :/ So bright it washed out a lot of definition... Even this relaxed photo after the gym looks better

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/IMG-20120322-01374.jpg

And because this part might be what's helpful to people, here's the full thread detailing just about everything I did in the twelve weeks (workouts, diet, etc) starts here:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141054611

So you and I talked at the beginning of my little weight loss endeavor a few months back. Thought I would give you the results thus far. I started at 209 and as of this morning I was 184, so 25 pounds of fat burned off, increased my 225 reps from 6 to 10, been working my legs like crazy and recently ran a 10k race at 43.01 (6.57/mm). Problem is, I have the flub around my gut and love handles still. These effers just wont go away!

TheReverend
03-28-2012, 02:57 PM
So you and I talked at the beginning of my little weight loss endeavor a few months back. Thought I would give you the results thus far. I started at 209 and as of this morning I was 184, so 25 pounds of fat burned off, increased my 225 reps from 6 to 10, been working my legs like crazy and recently ran a 10k race at 43.01 (6.57/mm). Problem is, I have the flub around my gut and love handles still. These effers just wont go away!

Nice! Keep pluggin away and they'll go away for sure.

I know I plan on looking way better this summer than I do in those pics. Was a really effective shedding of my "football season" pads and my winter coat though Ha!

BMF Bronco
03-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Nice! Keep pluggin away and they'll go away for sure.

I know I plan on looking way better this summer than I do in those pics. Was a really effective shedding of my "football season" pads and my winter coat though Ha!

I hear ya. I am on the last two workouts of my set plan I have been working and am thinking about tryinig out CrossFit for a spell. I did my first session yesterday and had pretty good results and was able to run a 3 miler later in the day, although the soreness is now setting in, just in time for leg day... YAY!

TheReverend
03-28-2012, 03:06 PM
I hear ya. I am on the last two workouts of my set plan I have been working and am thinking about tryinig out CrossFit for a spell. I did my first session yesterday and had pretty good results and was able to run a 3 miler later in the day, although the soreness is now setting in, just in time for leg day... YAY!

I'm 100% bought in to Intermittent Fasting (leangains.com for more info).

If Martin Berkhan told me to drink my own piss, I would.

BMF Bronco
03-28-2012, 03:07 PM
hahaha, well I may try the fasting, but the whole piss thing, not pulling a Diego Sanchez here!

TheReverend
03-28-2012, 03:11 PM
hahaha, well I may try the fasting, but the whole piss thing, not pulling a Diego Sanchez here!

I'm just sayin this guy is like a wizard. Totally trust any suggestions from him at this point.

oubronco
03-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Love the motivation Rev

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp2k25ScCg1qgc9j3o1_500.jpg

Smiling Assassin27
04-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Anybody that uses this stuff, FYI. I've got an unopened jar of Jacked for sale. ;)

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BuckinKaeding
04-29-2012, 08:21 PM
I don't come here often and I just saw this thread.

On Jan 1 of this year I was 295. Today I am 240.

Strict Keto diet is the main factor.

My highest was about 330 and I got down to 270 in April of last year, then I quit, and went up to 295 by Jan 1.

Goobzilla
05-09-2012, 09:13 PM
54 lbs. down since January, Rugged Maniac in 10 days, Devil Dash in September.

Requiem
05-12-2012, 06:00 PM
May 7th -- 36 waist -- 205 pounds.
May 12th -- 32/33 waist -- less than 175 pounds. BOOM. STUNNA.

TheReverend
05-12-2012, 06:41 PM
May 7th -- 36 waist -- 205 pounds.
May 12th -- 32/33 waist -- less than 175 pounds. BOOM. STUNNA.

**** dude, you okay?

Requiem
05-13-2012, 01:19 PM
**** dude, you okay?

Had a relapse with my MCD/Nephrotic Syndrome (kidney stuff) and it shuts down my ability to filter waste and fluids. Basically, I had 30 pounds of crap built up in my I coudn't get rid of, but now I'm on treatment for a month and within the past week -- they are back functioning so I'm normal.

Five years ago I wondered what went wrong with me. I had always been in good shape and never over 175 pounds (around 5'10 - 5/11) -- and I had ballooned with exercising every day.

Now I got my beach bod back again, but you can imagine putting on 30-35 pounds in a few weeks -- it gave me crappy stretch marks like nuts. Looks like I got raped by a tiger or a girl dug her nails all into my sides and top of my stomach. They are fading quick though.

Low carbs, low sodium. Eating fruits, veggies and fish and chicken as most of my main meal. Water all the time. I'm going to keep morphing into something awesome. For the frist time in a long time I like taking off my shirt and looking in the mirror. Gotta get some pecs tho.

Jason in LA
02-15-2013, 10:48 AM
I got a 12 lb. medicine ball a couple months ago and started working out at the park. The workouts are pretty tough. I do four sets for both the upper and lower body workouts. I have my son doing it, because he can't always get in the weight room at school because of his schedule. He's in the lower body video.

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spdirty
02-15-2013, 10:52 AM
My wife is on this Body by Vi kick right now. Not only has she gotten into the product, but the MLM scam that goes with it. Wanted me to go on here and spam it for her.

**** weight loss. I do what I want!

Requiem
02-15-2013, 02:09 PM
~ 175 right now. Goal by end of June is 165. :)

Archer81
02-19-2013, 02:25 PM
March 1 starting a workout/diet routine. This thread actually helped alot.

Thanks guys.

:Broncos:

Jason in LA
08-03-2013, 06:55 PM
I've been learning advanced calisthenics over the past few weeks. Mostly upper body training, and it is extremely tough. My upper body is seriously sore afterwards. I've had three training sessions, but still haven't gotten the muscle up on my own. I can do it with a large rubber band, the ones that are used for assisted pull-ups. The goal is to do stuff like in the video.

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