Hello everyone I've recently joined the site and I'm very pleased with the info found in here. Basically I'm looking to any experienced lifters, bodybuilders that can assess and guide me a little about how I look. This is a summary of my story.
I started lifting regularly and seriously about a year ago, two years ago I was 290 lbs at 5' 8" and 22 years old bf% unknown, and I classify myself as an endo. Currently I am 158lbs at 5' 8" 24 years old. The first year of my diet was very inconsistent and I lacked good knowledge about dieting and exercise and I just crashed diet with very low calorie diets (around 1200-1400 range) I didn't know anything about consuming more protein or lowering carbs and much less knew anything about nutrient cycling or insulin sensitivity.
A year ago as I said I started going to the gym 4-6 times a week I started a "cutting" diet, meaning more protein and less carbs, worked for a bit but then I read I needed to eat more to bulk a little so I did that last summer between July-October something like that (can't remember well). So I gain around 7 lbs (from 159 to 166) in 8 weeks but I got a little paranoid because I was gaining a little around the waist. My diet by then was around 2800 cals with most of the cals coming from carbs (around 300g) and protein (240g) and minimal fat (45-50g) that was my bulk then.
Around Christmas 2010 and still doing it am cutting using the destroying fat routine from Christian Thibadeau and macrocycling and carb cycling. Am using more carbs during the day and routine, and less by noon and night (high days up to 220g and low days around 100-110g). Still doing around 250g of protein and depending if it's a low or high day, I up or cut down fats (between 35g and 50g).
So in conclusion, during these 2 years t has been a great ride to lose all the weight that was affecting my health greatly, when I started researching bodybuilding I knew I wanted to commit to it 100% as a hobby, cause well I'm a pharmacy doctorate student, but luckily I've found the time to dedicate 100%. Unfortunately during this massive weight loss I acquire what I think is some loose skin, so please if you can help me assess that, thanks. Also, during this current cutting diet I haven't had any cheating days. In the past I did have a one each week.
My current supplements:
Dicana (feeling that it works...I think)
Super Cissus (knee joint hurting a little)
Casein (during the night)
Sometimes I use 1/2- 1 scoop of Up your Mass for flavor during breakfast/preworkout
During a big carb meal I take some Slin Sane
My measurements: the only one I know is arms which is 15" I'll try to get the other ones if you request it.
My nutrition in a nutshell:
Carbs for breakfast: usually oatmeal and/or Fiber One cereal with whey and 1/2 scoop of weight gainer ( I do this for flavor, and I use weight gainers with minimal carbs and sugar and fat)
Prewo: Hemo rage
Post: 2 scoops of whey with bcaa and glutamine
Lunch: Carbs like beans and whole grain, sometimes rice. with chiken breast or turkey hamburguers.
Mid-Snack: Turkey hamburguer or chicken breast with some fish oil and green beans or broccoli.
Dinner: Again more chicken with vegetables and some fish oil
Night: Casein and 1oz of nuts or almonds.
My workout routine currently is in the article by CT: War room Strategies for Fat loss
i took away the alactic workout though, but added another cardio session,when I can since sometimes I only do weights due to my busy student schedule.
I'm hoping to continue to cut until Feb 21 and I'll start another carb cyling diet but with more emphasis on muscle mass, increasing cals up to 3000, cycling with 2300 and 2500 in days with low activity (currently between 1800-2250). I'm thinking about doing the 5 x 5 workout for 6 weeks and then cahnge to a higher volume routine like OVT or GVT.
Also, please try to help me estimate my bf% (sorry for any misspellings, english is not my first language)
Please I hope my post is fine by the rules. I'll keep posting my pics,above is the first from june 2010 so you can see my progression.