Progress Update, Some Questions?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    You guys have been awesome.. Here comes the disertation..

    Yesterday marked the 3 month mark of my lifestyle change. I started 12/26/05 at 236lbs, size 40 waist..

    As of yesterday, I'm at 204.5lbs, size 36 waist (getting baggy :hs: ).. I'm very pleased and I see changes in my body nearly weekly. It's fantastic and my self-esteem and value of self is just through the roof.

    I've got diet down well, I believe (tuna, oatmeal, chicken, broc ftw). Right now my routine is strictly strict diet and cardio. 30-45 minutes of high resistance cardio 5 days a week (averaging 450-550 cal per workout, according to machines). I also do crunches, little bit of running when I'm bored with elliptical or bike.. and enjoying some calf raises and reverse calf raises (my cafes and thighs are shaping NICELY, thanks to the elliptical).

    I still want to lose another 20lbs.. My overall goal is to be well defined, cut, and hard bodied (low BF%, 15?) etc while being in good enough shape to participate in some great activities (kiteboarding!).. I had planned on losing all the weight via cardio and cutting, then start with a weight training regimine and clean bulk after reaching target weight.

    I can't seem to lose these love handles though. It's the only spot that the fat really remains. I know if I lose the 20lbs I really want to lose, they'll be gone.

    So my major question is: Should I continue with the cardio routine I've been on and just be patient, or should I go ahead and start exploring the weights instead? What do you guys think? When is the right time to switch from cutting?
     
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    you should do both weights and cadio
     
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    youll lose more fat lifting weights and look a fuckload better. if i had to choose between cardio and lifting for fatloss id definatly choose lifting
     
  5. DatacomGuy

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    Good point. I've noticed my lower half of body looks great (but definitely not nearly big enough). Barely any fat anywhere.. thighs and calves look great, even ankles and feet are different.

    Upper body kinda sucks. Little bit of definition is there as I have great genetics and I remain active.. but no where near potential.
     
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    lift weights matey, keep up the cardio too.

    Great work so far!!!
     
  8. :ugh::rofl:
     
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    what I think jonno means is that it'll benefit his body composition more to lift weights.
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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  12. rebs

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    hes right.
     
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    houseofdon Simplify Moderator

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    Start lifting, you'll love it!
     
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    You have the diet down so that's great! Add resistance training to the menu and keep up the cardio work ftw!

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    much congratulations to ya bro, your progress for 3 mos is freaking AWESOME! :bigok: :h5:
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Thank you sir!

    Thanks for all the positive feedback. I'm working on 'designing' a workout. I'll be posting in next few days.
     
  16. I don't agree whatsoever. Cardiovascular exercise is more beneficial for fat loss than weight training is. This is of course assuming you are only doing one or the other. My 8 years of training, 4 years of personal training, and 2 1/2 years of competitive bodybuilder training tell me so. But you fat out of shape tards believe what you want :rofl:
     
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    you need to get in the gym.. where in tampa are you?
     
  18. rebs

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    So what you're saying is, your ignorance will hinder the progress of your clients.

    yeah, thats about avg for a pt.
     
  19. That is totally dependant on the person. He stated that he lost around 30 lbs. already with cardio alone. That happened in THREE MONTHS. Some people don't see that kind of progress in a year. Don't change what works.

    DatacomGuy, i'd definitely start a weight training regimen, but don't drop the cardio. If anything, drop it down to four days a week, instead. You will not see nearly as much progress as far as fat loss goes, solely relying on weight training. Good job so far, keep it up and post progress pics

    :bowdown:
     
  20. once again, :rofl: ask my clients.

    now, where did YOU get your information from?
     
  21. pure

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    i've only been lifting for 3 months and i've lost 20 pounds, going from 195-175, without any cardio at all :hsughno:

    edit: and form a 34-->32 inch waist.
     
  22. phish

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    what's your height?
     
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    you're e-cool now :ugh2:
     
  24. Jeg1983

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    pics?
     
  25. pure

    pure New Member

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    5'9" right now i'm a skinny guy with a small spare tire around my waist as opposed to a chubby guy with a medium spare tire around my waist.
     
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