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2009/07/29 16:23:57 (permalink)
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My Story!

Hi,

Ok i will start from the beginning...

Im 31, and at my biggest was 23st 6lb (328lb) and after 4 months have got down to 18st 13lb (265lb), so a 63lb loss!

I have always been stocky, naturally strong and had naturally muscley shoulders. I did do weightlifting briefly in my younger years but didnt have the discipline then due to cars, clubbing etc

Im on track diet wise, and my target is 16st (224lb) but i want to start bodybuilding.

I know you have to eat more protein and more calories to gain muscle, but eating more calories will stop my weightloss!

How is the best way of doing this?

I am currently doing no exercise and on a daily limit of 1600calories.

Am i right in thinking that if i did weightlifting mon,wed,fri and sat and cardio mon to fri i could up the calories to say 2000 a day as im burning off more.

Any other tips/ideas?

Cheers

Matt
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    Gymguy
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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/29 18:40:39 (permalink)
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    WOW! Great job on fat loss!!! Congrats!
    Cut down to the weight you want to be at only then start training for bodybuilding and eating more.
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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/29 20:40:53 (permalink)
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply and compliment.

    So its better to get all my fat off first then do weights?

    Say i get down to 16 stone by xmas , how many calories would i need to eat more than 1600 to ensure it goes on as muscle and not fat again?
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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/29 21:06:02 (permalink)
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    Start doing weights now.

    Weight training is fantastic for fat loss.
    Cardio only will result in fat and muscle loss.

    How tall are you? 
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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/29 21:33:29 (permalink)
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    Yes lose the fat first with training. Lift weights. They will help.

    Than after you are at your wanted weight start eating 500 cals per day more than your BMR is. Your BMR is the minimal amount of food you need eat to maintain your weight. It's calculated in this way (by me, others do it differently):

    Multiply your weight in pounds by 18. That's it! 1 Kilogram has 2,2 pounds .  Then add those 500 cals and this will be Clean Bulking which minimizes fat gains..

    Cheers
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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/29 21:52:46 (permalink)
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    octatonic

    Start doing weights now.

    Weight training is fantastic for fat loss.
    Cardio only will result in fat and muscle loss.

    How tall are you? 


    Hi,

    Im 5ft8"

    I was thinking of doing it over 4 days.

    Mon: Chest, Triceps
    Wed: Back, Biceps
    Fri: Quads, Calves
    Sat: Shoulders

    Any good?

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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/29 22:04:10 (permalink)
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    cloudhunter

    octatonic

    Start doing weights now.

    Weight training is fantastic for fat loss.
    Cardio only will result in fat and muscle loss.

    How tall are you? 


    Hi,

    Im 5ft8"

    I was thinking of doing it over 4 days.

    Mon: Chest, Triceps
    Wed: Back, Biceps
    Fri: Quads, Calves
    Sat: Shoulders

    Any good?


    You are my height! :)

    Shoulders don't deserve a separate day, if you want 4 day split than do:

    Chest
    Back
    Arms (biceps and triceps, shoulders)
    Legs

    Most of the exercises should be compound movements.

    BTW, I'd personally prefer to do not split training but total body training 3 times a week, an example is Starting Strength routine or stronglifts.com routine.
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    Re:My Story! 2009/07/30 09:49:47 (permalink)
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    Gymguy

    You are my height! :)

    Shoulders don't deserve a separate day, if you want 4 day split than do:

    Chest
    Back
    Arms (biceps and triceps, shoulders)
    Legs

    Most of the exercises should be compound movements.

    BTW, I'd personally prefer to do not split training but total body training 3 times a week, an example is Starting Strength routine or stronglifts.com routine.



    +1 on everything esp the full body workout 3 times a week, at least for the first 6-8 weeks.
    On 3 non-weights days do 30-45mins of cardio. One day rest.

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