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Critique My Routine


#1

Hey,

I've been lifting for a long time, but not consistently. My goals are standard, lose fat and gain muscle. I'm pretty fat from drinking - 5'8" 215lbs. I've got about 40lbs to lose. My max Bench Press is 280 and my max Deadlift 420.

I also wanted a program that is fun, would get me in the habit of lifting often, and one that I could do with the equipment I have at home. Here's what I came up with...

M- Deadlift 4X5 / Bench Press 4X5
T- Sandbag Carry (150lbs) for distance (10min) / Side Bends 2x8-15
W- Front Squat 4x3 / Chin 4x5 / Dip 4x5
TH- Keg Carry (180lbs) for distance (10 min) / Situps 2x8-15
F- Back Squat 4x5 / Overhead Press 4x5
Sat- Penlay Row 4x3 / Farmer Walk (125lbs)
Sun- Rest

I know diet makes up most of the fat loss, so I'm just planning to eat clean: meat, fruits and veggies. A lot of meat, and keep carbs under 100 grams. No booze.

Basically, just eat clean and lift heavy. I figure I can drop 20 pounds of fat in 2-3 months with this plan, and then switch it up to something a little more refined, if need be. What do you think?


#2

I assume that my proposed routine is so perfect that others are stunned into silence.


#3

You could do Wii fit and lose weight if your diet is under control.

What is your diet plan. Eat clean covers a lot of ground. How about you spell out your eating plan.


#4

Fair enough - but I'm trying not to get too complicated with my diet. I want something I can stick to for a long time. I am aiming to eat 1-2 pounds of meat a day, as many veggies as I want (stir fried mainly, with a lot of oil - lots of good fats), and some fruit of occasion. Like I said, the only "rules" I have for my diet is to keep carbs under 100 grams, no alcohol, and no sugars/refined grains. Basically paleo, with a lot of good fats. Clean.

I figure if you eat paleo style and lift heavy weights often, you'll get about as big, strong and ripped as most people want. I guess I think people over complicate things.