I decided to continue my fat loss journal and thought a fresh start in this forum to be a good way.
Here’s the first part: http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=2066239&pageNo=3
It’s been sad, I’ve made many mistakes I shouldn’t have made given my training age and experience, but I guess: all brawn, no brain
Those mistakes set me back but I learned a few things. Still: idiocy hurts.
I ended up losing about 14 inches in a very short ammount of time (low cals, lots of varied training and yohimbine-hcl) but had a rebound since after I had to lay off training for a few weeks; the rebound wasn’t dramatic and was mostly attributed to using complex carbs (oatmeal) for breakfast and two small refeeds.
I’ve refined my exercise selection, training schedule and decided to lay off using yohimbine-hcl because I don’t like any kind of drug circulating in my system.
More details (stats, photos) to follow over the course of the weekend.
Now it’s cardio time. Thanks to my mate Joe Joseph who’s been very helpful with his PM’ed advice I’m now abstaining from doing my cardio on an empty stomach and use a tiny serving of whey instead. There. I can atone.
And so that you can hold be accountable, I’m showing you a few photos showing me in different shapes over the years so that you have something to check my progress against. I’ve always been big for a natural guy, but shreddedness has eluded me so far.
This is the buffest I ever got while staying relatively ‘lean’ (no visible abs): http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4599/buffla4.jpg
That’s slightly leaner, but with smaller arms since I had to stop training them due to some injuries: http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8637/leangc9.jpg
After wrist surgery and a few weeks in a cast:
Five months post surgery, back into business (I did too much too soon and ended up pretty fucked - permanently; that’s what you get for going about bodyweight-ish on barbell curls):
'nuff said. Give me hell and let’s get it done.