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please bear with me as i am new and this post is quite long as i need help.

Hi friends,

this is my 1st post. I am trying ever so hard to trim up.

these are my goals:-

today is 9 Nov, by 11 dec i want to have:-

waist shrink from 34 inch to 31/30 inch

weight drop from 74.3KG to 70kg

I am 1.69meteres tall and 26.5 years old

I used to be fit but after 10 days of not eating due to gastroenteritis my bench which was 65kg * 10reps is now a rather embarrassing figure. lets not even talk abt how much my legs have become twigs.

also for some reason i put on a lot of fat on my waist very rapidly after those 10days were over when i started eating normally again.

that was about 1 month ago.

3 weeks ago i started working out again, each muscle group once a week. no cardio.

2 weeks ago i started pushing myself more and lifting heavier.
1 week ago i decided to do cardio 3 times a week.

this is my current split.

monday wed chest/shoulders

tues back

thurs back

fri legs

cardio on mon,wed, fri 30min of running on empty tummy 1st thing in morning.

weights in afternoon on days i do cardio.

i am embaressed to say i am actually very weak strength wise

as an example. my dumbbell bench is now 17.5kgs per arm times 6 reps. thats after about 3 working sets of 15kgs per arm of 6-8 reps.

i have to use dumbbells cos 1 of my arms are longer than the other by quite a bit and using a barbell causes uneven pec growth in the past though i still use it to measure my 1 rep max.

my one rep max for the dumbbells is 22kg per arm times one rep.

i can do about 3 chin ups now.

i have reduced my caloric intake to about 1200- 1500kcal dep on the day.

3 square meals with 3 shakes of Optimum nutrition whey mixed with plain water.

i am avoiding dairy and i have a moderate cheat meal on weekends.

weekends i take a rest but do an hour of some kinda yoga where they turn the heat up.

on days i dont work, i eat about 1100kcal.

i have lost fat on my shoulders, chest and upper tummy, but the waist looks very disgusting, like some kinda lump hanging off some toned muscle.

ok, i have been lazy, only working abs once a week which i shld change.

am i doing anything wrong? anyway to improve?

during cardio i make my heart rate between 130-140.

i started this albuterol thing last evening before my back work.

i took 4mg in a pill called Volmax. felt nothing. kept taking my temperature. always the same 36.6 /36.7 degress celcius.

i took my temp again this morning on waking, 35.9 degress celcious.

this morning i took another volmax 4mg albuterol and wait an hr then hit the cardio. i felt nothing so i had a double shot black espresso before i started as well.

heart rate came up faster but no side effects and body temp is normal or slightly lower than normal. ie 36.3 to 36.6 degress celcius.

Is there something wrong with me? does this albuterol thing work for anyone? how often shld i take it?

I swear by it. I used it during my cut and it produced great results (along with excellent cardio and diet, albuterol was just icing on the cake). Your dose is too low, you should be taking 12-16mg daily, split into 3-4 doses. Like any other drug, it takes 4-5 half-lives to reach peak levels.

I didn’t read your whole post, just the part about the albuterol. Don’t make it a substitute for good diet, as that will ultimately determine your fat loss. Think of it rather as a complement. Work hard and you will see results.

Once you start getting jittery, you know it’s doing its job.

JoeyD20 give you the good reply.
Mine was less nice.
You should start working on your strenght level (65kg 10RM is not a good results…) I don’t know how are you (fat wise) but you “look” skinny…

Heavy compound movemente aimed to strenght increase will help you dropping fat…

Hey Achtung

I hope this doesn’t sound mean, but there’s quite a bit in your post to suggest that you are very new to this game.

For instance, you’ve mentioned you want to weigh less, without talking much about your bodyfat composition goals (other than waist measurement).

It sounds like you’d benefit from eating MORE rather than less. And with your strength levels, you’d benefit more from big, compound exercises rather than body-part splits. I strongly recommend checking out Christian Thibaudeau’s articles on training for newbies and nutrition for newbies. They’re a good starting point and will help you change things up better than just upping your schedule drugs. After that, keep reading authors who specialise in the areas you’re interested in - it sounds like you’re in this for aesthetic reasons (and there’s nothing wrong with that!), so find some authors who will help you with that.

Good luck!

[quote]cadav wrote:
JoeyD20 give you the good reply.
Mine was less nice.
You should start working on your strenght level (65kg 10RM is not a good results…) I don’t know how are you (fat wise) but you “look” skinny…

Heavy compound movemente aimed to strenght increase will help you dropping fat…[/quote]

I understand what you mean by that but i was only 65kg before i got sick. so i figured benching my own weight 10 times was ok. furthermore, because my left arm is shorter than my right, too much weight on the bar really hurts my left shoulder which is why i use dumbbells almost exclusively.

about 2 years ago i was able to bench 75*10 but my shoulder was so messed up i couldnt move it for months. dr said i was carrying too much weight for uneven arms.

i also realise strength needs time to rebuild. increasing the weight too soon and my joints and ligaments wldnt have caught up to adapt and i can get injured. which is why my immediate goal is just fat loss.

i have been focusing on compounds. the ones i have been doing wld be:-

dumb bell bench,flat, incline and decline.

standing clean and press

deadlifts

squats

bent over rows.

i use 2 days for chest cause one day is flat bench. i am too weak to give my 100% for incline and decline the same day. i wld be using lighter weights which wld be somewhat a waste of time i guess.

Thanks alot for ur honesty, i do appreciate ur advice and its ok if you tell me off cos thats how i’ll learn.

[quote]Jonny G wrote:
Hey Achtung

I hope this doesn’t sound mean, but there’s quite a bit in your post to suggest that you are very new to this game.

For instance, you’ve mentioned you want to weigh less, without talking much about your bodyfat composition goals (other than waist measurement).

It sounds like you’d benefit from eating MORE rather than less. And with your strength levels, you’d benefit more from big, compound exercises rather than body-part splits. I strongly recommend checking out Christian Thibaudeau’s articles on training for newbies and nutrition for newbies. They’re a good starting point and will help you change things up better than just upping your schedule drugs. After that, keep reading authors who specialise in the areas you’re interested in - it sounds like you’re in this for aesthetic reasons (and there’s nothing wrong with that!), so find some authors who will help you with that.

Good luck![/quote]

Thanks for your reply i will definitely start reading those articles.

i am doing compound movements but i guess unlike normal people i do the so -called body split because i cannot do more than one big movement a day. recovery for me is slow because i have a genetic blood disorder which results in my red cells actually having a shorter lifespan than others. the same disorder also makes me anaemic and reduces the amount of oxygen my blood carries, making me very tired much faster than normal people.

so anyone out there who complains they have poor genes…man, dont complain too much, at least you dont have my problems!

weight training has actually helped a lot but i have to be very careful when it comes to what others might consider a “normal” workout. i might only be able to do half that workload. pushing myself further has caused me to blackout in the past. i got a good telling off from my dad for being irresponsible. my friend who used to spot me kept saying, one more, you can do it, and i was so motivated i thot hell yeah. next thing u know, the poor guy thot i had died.

so even though is a body split, maybe i wld like elaborate

monday chest- flat bench shoulder- standing clean and press
tues back - bent over row, deadlift, pull up
wed chest - incline, decline press, shoulder- arnold press
thurs -back seated row, pull- down
fri- squat, lunges

so is this a lousy work split?

please be honest.

i dont have the means of measuring body fat. i guess if i was 65kg and now i am 74.3, assuming 12% fat before (i was toned not fat, but not cut, that wld make me 23-24% fat now.

i am only in it for aesthetic reasons for the moment til i can look half decent. i got real depressed after i took a good hard look at myself and asked myself:“how on earth did this happen?” i wld work on my strength but thats a long term goal. i cant aim to improve that within a month esp on a reduced calorie diet.

i have made today a re-fuel day, eating a decent abt of carbs to replenish the glycogen. i had found yesterday’s squats to be very tough surviving on only 40g of carbs a day.

[quote]achtung2600 wrote:

I understand what you mean by that but i was only 65kg before i got sick. so i figured benching my own weight 10 times was ok. furthermore, because my left arm is shorter than my right, too much weight on the bar really hurts my left shoulder which is why i use dumbbells almost exclusively.
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Ok i understand your point. What I mean is that proper training and eating must be “on” before thinking to play with gear.

It is not only a strength “problem”. You are “light weight”. Before thinking to use “stuff” you should gain more mass.

If you train for “mass” it’s not bad to do only 1 workout a week. It’s the base of intensity training… Training however is a complex set of concept and there are no “fixed” points. You have to learn, try and find your way.

[quote]
Thanks alot for ur honesty, i do appreciate ur advice and its ok if you tell me off cos thats how i’ll learn. [/quote]

happy to be useful pal.