Topped out at 250, dieted my way to 168 lbs skinny-fat, lifted back up to a lean'ish 200, then got sloppy and bulked back up to 230 and flabby.
Currently cutting, but lazily. The point is, I'm no longer concerned with the number on the scale. I'm watching the reflection in the mirror and paying attention to my 3 lift total. Trying not to lose much strength as I slowly reduce bodyfat. I still weigh-in regularly as just one of many metrics of how my nutritional juggling is working out.
Time is an issue for me (work a lot of overtime and have a wife, house, and 2 girls that need my time). I found the StrongLifts 5x5 program to be very nice, compact, and rewarding, and finished a 12 week cycle of that in early March '12, and I followed an intermittent Fasting program for my diet. Focusing still on heavy compounds. Have done Wendler, SS, and Smolov, and GZCL method all with varying degrees of success. One cycle of Brandon Lilly's Cube Method put 20 lbs on my total, but it's not much good on a cut, so I'm trying out some autoregulated daily lifting (Bulgarian'ish) right now.
Using http://www.1percentedge.com/ifcalc/ to run my caloric needs, which break down to taking just over my body weight in protein, and splitting the rest of my calories 50/50 between fats and carbs on rest days, lower fat/higher carb on lift days.
My biggest dietary challenge is financial.
Stop saying "tone"
Fitocracy username: Huffdogg
Why I want to get in shape
Vanity, mostly, but it doesn't hurt at work for me to be able to climb around on the structures we build with less effort. I want my tattoos to have a nice canvas for display, and to be healthy and strong for both work and play. I aspire to compete in powerlifting occasionally. 3 lift total right around 1100 now, shooting for 1200 raw by the end of next year.
- My wife looking at me in new and interesting ways ;)
- Looking good naked
- 200 lbs Press, 300 BP, 400 Squat, 500 DL at 200 lbs.
- Having a good looking canvas for my tats
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Sat 12/21/13 12:31pm No exercise sheds pounds. Calorie deficits shed pounds. Lifting heavy helps ensure that most of those pounds are fat.
Sat 12/21/13 12:30pm No. Eating at a caloric deficit while doing high intensity (heavy) weight training will help you to lose fat and retain most of your exi...