I just recently turned 35. So, I am an "at least slightly Over 35 Lifter." Hopefully, that qualifies me to post here on this forum. Anyways...a little background; I once had an endocrinology professor who used to be something of an athlete in his youth. During a lecture on some sort of lipogenic hormone (most likely insulin,) he stated (while rubbing his Buddha belly) that after the age of 35, he found it impossible to keep "the weight off."
So, now that I've turned 35, I've decided to conduct an experiment on myself utilizing my knowledge of nutrition and its effects on hormones to see how low I can get my body fat percentage in the span of four weeks.
Be forewarned, I do not train for aesthetic purposes. I am not planning on entering any bodybuilding competitions or prancing about downtown in a thong. I am doing this solely to test some theories and satisfy my innate curiosity. That being said...I will be posting pictures of my progress, but I am not looking for critiques of my physique.
So, you can tell me that I need to "bring up my infraspinatus" or how my "pubococcygeus muscle rocks," but I don't particularly care (or, at the very least, I don't plan to have my ego bolstered or bruised by the random comments of anonymous strangers.)
Well, that's a fair bit for you to read at this point. Later, I' ll be discussing what I'm doing as far as training, diet, and supplements. If you've managed to wade through all of my ramblings, then I thank you for your time. Either way, here are some low quality, "before" pictures that I took with my camera phone (someone borrowed my "real" camera without asking me; future posts should have higher quality photography.)