I don’t know my current stats to be honest, I was just sent home from USMC world. I’ve basically been deconditioning for the past ten weeks of “training”.
Literally got back to the world two days ago. Stood on a scale yesterday, weight was 180, but the diet they had us on was crap, my legs are bigger (non of my pants fit around the upper legs), but even with all the running around with gear, and being underfed, I didn’t experience a “cutting” phase, probably because the food they serve is crap, a very simple carb heavy diet (for example, breakfast might be a scoop of fake egg, white rice, two slices of white bread, a waffle with syrup, and a muffin).
I also used to be pretty chubby (240 pounds @ the same hight). My arms are very lean and vascular, as is my face, it really is spot weight, but I know there’s really no way to target that.
Before I left I was doing:
Deadlift: 360 x 12
Bench: 200 x 15
Barcurl: 100 x 10
Those are the best that I have for numbers, the training I was doing was combining those lifts, very slow and controlled, with high-intensity sprinting/climbing w/pack in between sets. Also, lots of lifts like “Man-makers” and that sort of thing. I never attempted to do a one rep max, or high-speed, momentum heavy lift just to see how much I could do. Everything was 4 seconds up, 4-6 seconds down. I need to remeasure, but my Arms were about 14 3/4". More recently, all I could tell you about is how many pullups, ammo can lifts and how quick a fireman’s carry I can do…
Diet: (when I was in control of it, and now what I’m returning to) is mostly protein: whey, chicken, eggs, some beef, some pork, limited dairy, peanut butter. Lots of greens: spinach, kale. And fruit. Basically zilch on cereal grains and processed sugars. After basically living off that for the past couple months, it’s going to take a little will power to kick it back out of the diet.
But I’m ready to go full forward with whatever the next step is here. I can’t tell if I should do a real “cutting phase” and really try and knock that belly off before trying to gain muscle, or if doing something like HOT-ROX with an low-carb 4000kc diet (about what I was eating before) would be appropriate.