Hello all, I'm new to the Forums as this is my very first post. I'm no stranger to T-Nation though. I'm 38 years old and I've tried everything from Strongman to Power lifting, to Bodybuilding, and the list goes on I assure you. The issue is no matter what diet I try meaning 1500 calories a day to 3000 per day I cannot get lean at all. I have recently added a second workout to my day. Its been three weeks and no changes what so ever. I mean a little more definition in the shoulders but nothing else.Yes I realize it takes time.
I can eat 6 small meals or three regular sized(traditional) meals. Ive tried Intermittent Fasting, Carb Backloading, Keto, Paleo and Zone. Im starting to think my body is stuck in a twilight zone lol. I drink close to one gallon of water every single day. I sleep between 6-9 hours per night. The only supplement I take is NO Explode for my morning workouts(5am). Im sure my age is not helping but I put in a great deal of time in the gym. one and a half hours in the morning and one and a half in the evening.
Before anyone says thats too much I have tried training once a day for years. Ive tried every other day, and once I trained every other week. Nothing changes except for some aching joints. lol.....Body fat will not change. I can get skinny fat like no other but lean is just not happening.
I spent most of my time training legs and neglecting my upper body. My legs are not even all that impressive but compared to my upper body its allot different. I work behind a desk also and Im sure thats hindering me but it pays the bills..
Anyone else been through that and if so what did you do
Im 5' 7" @ 193 first thing in the morning.
just guessing Im probably sitting at 20-25 or higher bodyfat.
Id rather not post any images as I just don't like to do that. You can trust I look like the typical powerlifter that tried leaning out and failed at both the powerlifting and the leaning out.
Im not looking to step on stage just to have visible abs and lean overall look.
Oh as far as cardio goes I do 20 minutes in the morning of some type of cardio machine. I make sure to get my heart rate up to fat burning level according to the charts on the machines for my age.
I sit in the sauna 10 minutes in the morning and the evening. I have put in so much time only to receive little to no results and Im just looking for a different direction before I throw in the towel and take up professional hopschotching.
Forgot to add that I also tried p90X adn T25...... too much jumping hahaha
Now I defer to the professionals and thanks in adavance