5 10/ 203/ 25% body-fat (BIO Impedance)
Goal: 10% body-fat.
I practiced martial arts for most of my youth (10-19yrs old) (Before MMA was cool). I have no prior serious lifting experience. Im now 35 and, after battling epilepsy for ten years and finally having it under control, went from 270 lb’s to 212lbs in 2 years of killing myself with cardio. I was still around 30% body fat and ran into you guys last year. ( yeah, lucky you!).
I decided to drop carbs and go Keto for the remaining 30% ( admit being a little big scared of fats and oils at first). I did the three day Fat Fast ( 1000 calories, mostly fats) and it killed me… but I stuck with it and have since begun adding more food.
This is my first week on Ketosis and I feel good ( but a little constipated). My diet as of today:
A daily average (split over six meals) of:1600 calories
Mostly the good stuff. Bacon, eggs, meats, cheeses, spinach and veggies, and 2 scoops of GROW! before going to bed.
I am doing Rippetoe's Starting Strength in order to minimize wasting my puny muscles (dont laugh, I have a lot of work ahead of me!).
This week so far:
Workout A: Squat- 3x5 165 lbs (going all the way into the hole sucks ass!)
Bench 3x5 155 lbs
Deadlift 1x5 195lbs
Squat 3x5 170lbs
Push Press 3x5 185lbs (don’t know why but it is what it is)
power clean 3x5 95lbs (I’m still learning this lift)
Do you guys think I need to eat more meat? Are my calories too low for my goals? My weight is 203 as of 5 minutes ago (I don't weight myself every day but since im going to write this I might give you my weight as of right now., I'm surprised.) I want to reach 10% in order to have control over my body. I want a clean slate to work with. I find I'm enjoying lifting heavy stuff and want to get stronger and stronger.