Need some advice

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  1. jfall

    jfall Active Member

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    Ok, so I've always had a fairly big frame but I let myself get fat a few years back. I was up to about 240lbs at my highest. I spent about 6 months dieting and doing 100% cardio and managed to drop down to the 187-190lb level.

    I'm just wondering where I should go from here. I've lost quite a bit of fat and muscle mass. I don't want to be super skinny or really bulky either. I'm trying to go for a more athletic "cut" look. I still do have fat to lose, mostly in the stomach/upper chest area.

    Within the last month I started to ween off cardio and and focus more on lifting. I'm doing probably 50% cardio and 50% lifting at present. Started to eat about 500-1,000 more calories per day as opposed to what I was eating when dieting. I'm probably in the 2-2.5k calorie/day range.

    Not currently taking any supplements, other than a multi-vitamin.

    What should I focus on at this point to obtain the look I am after? Should I continue to focus on cardio and drop another 10-15 lbs then start lifting? Or should I focus more on lifting (high reps, low weight) and get my cardio/definition that way?

    5'8 @ 240
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    5'8 @ 187lbs
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    meervincent New Member

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    eat and lift. you should be able to move into the lifting a fair amount more

    and gj on losing the wieght
     
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    That's what I figured. I guess I'm just worried that if I start eating more I'll start to gain back the weight I worked so hard to lose
     
  4. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    As activity rises, amount of (clean/whole) food taken in without gaining fat rises.

    Principle is true, stick to it.
     
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