Join date: Mar 2006
Location: District of Columbia, USA
Military covering the gyno surgery? You don't look to have a very bad case.
You do have some friggin wings tho. That will be sweet to see those things!
Carb cycling/reduction does WONDERS for us bigger guys. I cut my diet to pretty much no more than 100gr protein a day right now and over the past 2 mo I have dropped quite a bit of weight. Down from 275ish to 250ish. If you read that book I sent you, Shelby recommends at least 80gr of carbs/day for normal healthy brain function.
First month done, same calories, more strength and easier digestion.
Measurement at the biggest of my belly, not waist. 43' to 40' both taken after workout so fully bloated. Weight is relatively the same.
Now, added fasted morning walk(since I started doing it, I have more appetite and energy day round, don't know why tough). ~30minutes will increase intensity not duration over the next weeks. Will reduce ~175-200 calories daily every week. To reach minus 700 calories at the end of the month. I will also reduce carb-up days from 2 to 1 day a week since I feel really top shape without carbs.
I have taken pics, but since I suck at posing and finding a good table/TV at the right height for a good pic is hard lol ... I will most likely, when starting to really lean down, ask someone at gym to take a video while I do the typical poses so we should see overall progress.
235+lbs to 215~217lbs Looks like the change from carbs to fats didn't do that much to me(and for sure a slow calories drop). I honestly tough I would lean out faster. I still have 3 more months to lean out and look like i lift for one day ...
Strength tough is going to the roof, witch isn't bad but my appearance is still poop.
Waist width is reducing at a really slower rate than my belly, still I am really chubby.
Crappy Back double bi + showing my waist and my now 1 inch bigger legs even tough they are still chicken legs.
Well I won't reduce the kcals anymore (I am now siting at around 2700/day) but I will increase my training volume and my cardio intensity instead of time.
If anyone as any kind of advice to help, please do post.
Has your progress stalled? If not, be careful about changing anything. You've lost fat and added muscle, which is fantastic.
Not that I have any experience with this myself, but what you did clearly worked. So don't change too much. I was kind of surprised when ashylarryku hopped on a GVT variation, since what he did before that worked very well.
Join date: Jan 2008
Location: Missouri, USA
Thank you dday, but honestly do you see any difference between my 3 months old pics and the now ?
3 more pictures for more critique,
Sloppy "Lat" Spread,
Crap Single front Bi
Sorry I missed this. Yes I do. In the first picture you posted on the last page you had a bit of a muffin top even with your arms raised then on the second picture on this page it appears to be gone and you have a better taper. Maybe just the angle but to me you look leaner.
Join date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina, USA
You've definitely made visible progress man, good work. At this point, if you're still getting stronger while staying at about the same weight (recomp), I say just keep doing what you're doing as long as it keeps working man.