OK… I’ve come to a difficult realization, I’m fat and I’m having a hard time doing something about it.
I’ve trained for years, but it’s been on and off (more off) over the last 5 years or so. I’ve always geared my training towards strength over appearance (I have competed in power-lifting and a few amateur strongmen competitions) and I’m still pretty strong, although my endurance is crap.
For example, I trained legs for the first time in 3 months last week and had no problem squatting 315 for 3 sets of 4 -6 reps, but I was completely gassed by the time I hit my third exercise. I trained chest for the first time in a month and did 3 sets of incline DB with 120’s for 8 , but I was almost completely fried afterward (my subsequent bench sets were ridiculously light).
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that those weights are tremendous (I can still pull over 500 off the floor… which is the closest I can get to an impressive lift these days), but considering I’m at about 30% body fat and training once or twice a week (if I’m lucky), they aren’t terrible. I think what I need help with is finding some sort of structure for a weight loss program.
Has anyone had success losing weight with any of the programs on here? I’m looking for any ideas, anything you guys could point me to re: cardio, nutrition or different training techniques (especially anything with a flexibility focus). I’m not a beginner, but since I let myself get into terrible shape, I kind of feel like I should label myself a beginner and go from there… thanks in advance, any help would be appreciated.