My journey so far, 6'4 300lb fatass to 257lbs with some muscle

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  1. kelali

    kelali OT Supporter

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    Hola guys, long time lurker, finally decided to make a post. This might be a bit long :)

    I'm mostly doing this because I literally have two friends who are into fitness but neither of them have been at it for too long. I realized that making this part of my life more social will ultimately help me stick with it more in the end, so I decided to post up here.

    I literally had no physical activity after my freshman year of high school, but before that, I was always active in school sports. I'm 25 now, and joined Gold's 2.5 years ago. I originally joined because I decided I had enough with being out of shape - but I knew nothing about physical fitness, or nutrition, so it's been a long road since then.

    I remember my first week - I couldn't even get up 135lbs on bench for more than a few reps, and doing bicep curls, I couldn't feel anything firm in my arms. I was in a sad state physically. I loooove to eat, from my family upbringing, so it's always been very hard for me to diet. I never got too serious about training and diet until last summer, but I was still making steady progress. I saw a lot of progress when I nailed gym + diet. The past 6 months my scale weight hasn't really changed much but bodyfat has dropped a lot.

    Another cool thing is that every day during the week I see Mark Dugdale at the gym, sometimes doing the same lift as me. Probably the coolest part was his workout partner telling me how good i'm looking and that I'm getting big a couple months ago.

    I hit 335lbs on bench recently, which I never thought I would do. I always set small goals so I could maintain progress without being too hard on myself. I've found that my genetics for muscle building are pretty good when I try and nail nutrition. My biceps measure 18" now. I'm half swedish and half a-rab.

    Lifting is an addiction now, and I can't imagine quitting. I sit at a desk all day so it's a necessity. It makes me feel so much better about life, I find it very therapeutic. I don't care about being a bodybuilder, more about being in shape and being strong. I'm glad I was able to turn my life around. I'm also glad I as able to gain muscle and lose fat this whole time.

    Goal is to keep dropping fat. I'm still carrying around some love handles and a spare tire and some thigh fat that needs to go. Even now though, I am getting checked out by tons of ladies on the street.

    Fat pics are from my cousins bachelor party, so uhhhh... anyways I joined golds a few weeks after that. I don't have any other good fat pics. Check out my thunder thighs and pear shape.

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    If any of you fatties have any questions about anything in particular, I'll be happy to answer since I started exactly where you were.

    Cheers,

    Khalid
     
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    Elfling New Member

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    Dude- you've made some awesome progress. Be proud!

    Oh and I'd hit it :cuddle:
     
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    much improved, sir
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Nice work man! You still have the baby face though haha
     
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    I'll always have the baby round face, I think.
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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    :cool: nice job bro! keep at it.
     
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    blogs.offtopic.com/kelali :mamoru:

    but really - congrats and keep it up
     
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    kelali OT Supporter

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    I hope you's a muscular guy.

    nohomo
     
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    Awesome progress dude!
     
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    Training beside Dugdale has got to be crazy motivation
     
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    kelali OT Supporter

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    It's pretty cool. I've seen Phil Heath there a couple times as well.
     
  13. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :bowdown: Good work, man!
     
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    atta boy
     
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    you have a log?
     
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    Awesome job there! Huge improvement.
     
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    Nice front double bi. Awesome improvement.
     
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    :bowdown: look great bro
     
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    Great work broskie!
     
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    Great progress man
     
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    good shit, keep it up
     
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    yeah man that front double bi looks pretty good. great work man
     
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    Thanks guys!

    No log - believe me when I say my diet and training was a clusterfuck for the first year because I really didn't have a good routine or good diet.

    The best advice I can give the noobs is to lift hard. Set small goals for yourself and try and add weight, no matter how little, every 2-3 weeks. I do 3-4 lifts per body part, 4 days total lifting so I can hit everything.

    Since I suck at dieting for any length of time, fat loss was slower for me, but at the same time I was able to add mass.

    I'd do a month of clean diet with 1-2 cheats a week and drop 7lbs and then maintain that weight for a couple months and repeat.

    It depends on how fast you want to see progress in fat loss, but for me to stay sane, I had to do it in stages. It's a lot harder when you're alone in your friend group trying to get in shape while everyone else is eating like shit and drinking lots of beer.

    It's also hard to take many years of bad eating habits and general laziness and completely change over night. Most people don't make it long and fall back into their old ways. If you need baby steps, take them, just focus on maintaining even a little bit of progress in your diet and lifting.
     
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    I have those same plaid shorts
     
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