Of late I have been pondering the realities of being obesely skinny. Before you go off on that let me tell you what I mean by this, I feel that I am in need of significantly more muscle mass (skinny) yet I am carrying around way too much body fat (obese).
I have set a target goal for myself of 190lbs 10-12%BF, no really specific time limit, I don’t mind taking it slowly and working towards this over a few months.
A friend suggested that I try to do a body recomp. Here are my challenges, I LOVE to eat (the only diet I have ever done was massive eating…) and I HATE cardio While I realize that I will have to do at least a little of both I was wondering if there was anything I could do to help me achieve my goals with still enjoying eating and minimizing cardio.
I have been training for a few years but I have been plagued by consistency problems. Even so I feel that I have made reasonably good progress. When I started lifting 8 or 9 years ago I weighed 125-130lbs. Currently I am:
CONDITION AND LIFESTYLE:
I should also mention that I have bad knees, and some lower back pain, (that were aggrivated by a car accident a few years ago), I work though these most of the time, however things like running are just too much for my knees to handle so any cardio that I do do is usually bicycle or rowing machine.
Currently I do alot of sitting at work, I try to walk around as much as possible, but the majority of my time is spent sitting in meetings or infront of a computer. I don’t play any sports or really do a whole lot of extra activity outside of the gym, except for some chores (house maintenance, yard work etc).
Due to scheduling constraints I have been reduced to a 2 day workout week In these two days I do a split routine, workouts usually take a long time going from 2-2.5 hours.
I’ve never tried to max out on anything but here are some of my current lifts:
Squats: 365lbs x 2
Front Squats: 225lbs x4
Bench: 185lbs x 5
Deads: 305lbs x 5
Chins: BWx 2
Yes I realized I need ALOT of work on arms and chest. My bench and chins are abysmal
I logged my food intake for about 2 months and my daily averages came out to be the following:
Fat: 83g 26%
Carbs: 338g 44%
Protein: 213g 30%
I just came off a 2 bottle cycle of Alapha Male about 2 weeks ago. I have also tried HOT-ROX Extreme with reasonable good results (considering no cardio). I have another bottle of HOT-ROX for when I start the body recomp.
I don’t know how realistic my goals are but I was wondering if anyone else has faced a similar situation and maybe had some advice for me.
Thanks in advance!