I’m 21 years old and just decided to quit throwing the hammer for my track team. If you don’t know what the hammer is, see Dan John’s website. My training consisted of a TON of throwing, which created a pretty bad muscle imbalance for my whole body. Combine that with an eye injury when I was young, and you have quite an interesting symmetry issue.
My lifting consisted of mostly cleans, with some snatches and squat variations thrown in; upper body training is frowned upon as a hammer thrower. Tragic, I know. So while my legs are nothing special, they are MUCH farther along than my upper body (how many 21 year olds can say that? haha).
So I was a chubby 210lbs in the winter, and I really began watching what I ate, reading T-Nation and using Biotest products and I’m at 188lbs right now, but so much leaner. Flameout is my best friend and I’m confident that it has been a huge part of losing a great deal of belly fat.
For now I am just doing really basic workouts to let my body have a chance to heal up from the hard years of throwing and balance out. I’ll start posting my workouts and some of my diet to keep track of everything, and if it entertains a couple of you T-Nation folks out there, great!