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bdiddy5522
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2011
Location: South Dakota, USA
Posts: 212

Hey everyone. This is a progress picture marking exactly one year of progress. December 2010 to December 2011. I have worked my ass off in the gym, and have successfully completed the V-Diet, had great success with the Anaconda 2 protocol, and used Indigo 3G. Also, a pretty strict Paleo diet.

It should also be noted that in the "before" pic, I had already dropped about 50 lbs. My total weight loss is 110 lbs. The last few months my weight has stayed pretty much the same but I have added some definition and muscle.

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The Mighty Stu
Level 5

Join date: Oct 2002
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 9481

Hell of an accomplishment. Hoping you can keep adding muscle and keep making yourself proud!

S

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wimp
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Join date: Dec 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 13

What are your 1RMs now like?

Or 5RM, don't care.

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bdiddy5522
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2011
Location: South Dakota, USA
Posts: 212

wimp wrote:
What are your 1RMs now like?

Or 5RM, don't care.


You may find this strange, but I have not spent a single minute in a traditional gym doing traditional lifts. My wife owns a boot camp style gym, so that is the type of training I have been doing. I do mostly body weight exercises, kettle bell lifts, prowler pushes, tire drags, sledge hammer swings, pull ups, etc.

I did however just do 100 unassisted pullups last week during a 40 minute workout. That is probably the best indicator I can give you.

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bloodsporte
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Join date: Oct 2011
Location:
Posts: 1

oh very good

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BigRedMachine87
Level 3

Join date: Nov 2010
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 338

Start adding some squats and bench to your work out and you'll really be doing good by next December. Good job.

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bdiddy5522
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2011
Location: South Dakota, USA
Posts: 212

Thanks Bigred. My workouts are a little different than the traditional gym type workouts. I do 100% boot camp style workouts, which means I do not do any traditional lifts. I do a ton of squats now with different variations, but they are all done with a kettle bell. As for bench press, haven't done it in the last few years. I do a ton of push ups/banded push ups and pull ups.

I know some people do not agree with my method, but my goal is to become athletic. And I feel total body workouts with minimal equipment is working for me.

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Colin Wilson
Level 2

Join date: Feb 2003
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 2192

Congrats! Definitely see your hard work paying off!

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Spidermanon
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Join date: Jan 2012
Location:
Posts: 14

Strong results. All I can suggest is step away from the crossfit and get in the gym throwing tin round brah. I guarantee you will see results 10x what you've already experienced.

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bdiddy5522
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2011
Location: South Dakota, USA
Posts: 212

Thanks Spider. Although what I do is not Crossfit, I suppose it is similar. Where I go (my wife owns the gym) there is much more emphasis on form and doing things properly. Nothing is time, etc. But I see your point. I have thought about throwing in some traditional lifting on my off days. Right now I am working out three days/week.

Again, I appreciate your words. I will keep everyone posted.

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bdiddy5522
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2011
Location: South Dakota, USA
Posts: 212

Just took this a little over a week ago. Shows exactly one year of progress. What this doesn't show is that I had already lost 45 lbs. before this "before" picture was taken through diet alone. I wish I had taken a picture when I first started at 291 lbs. Oh well, the images in my mind are enough to keep me going!

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