For the last 6 months, essentially what I’ve done is lift using Waterbury’s TBT routine, plus (some may be familiar with this) done a spinning class called RPM two times a week. They last about an hour.
I recall reading that these spinning classes were a bad idea. I forget why. Might want to do some research on that, and let me know. Heh.
And I swear on all that is holy and sacred, I stay at 185 no matter what I’ve done for the last 6 months. I’ve ate realistically about 4 or 5 times, but I’ve learned a few things.
I didn’t eat nearly enough (I bet I was around 1500 calories a day, and after reading some of Chris Thibaudeau’s stuff I should be around 2300 calories if I want to lose fat.
So you’ve started eating more? Awesome! What sort of foods are you eating and when? I’m swear I live off of cottage cheese, tuna, chicken, salmon & oatmeal. I personally eat 5 meals a day, with a 6th meal on training in the form of a post workout drink.
In terms of positives, I will say this - I have gained considerable strength. I can now bench 225, 205 if I want to do 3x8. I am squatting 225, though if I do full range of motion that number is less. I learned that an alternating grip allows me to deadlift a lot more.
You’ve got some decent strength. Work on that squat, though. Do the full range of motion all the time; it will help your deadlift that way and you’ll also acquire more muscle mass in your lower body.
Feels good to bench two plates, doesn’t it?
Don’t neglect your back, either.
But jesus h. christ on rubber crutches if I’ll ever lose an inch off my belly.
Am I that uncommon?
No. For males, the last place to lose fat is the stomach. For females, it’s the ass/hip area.
I’ve undertaken the destroying fat routine by CT as my program, as well as worked out allllll the meal planning/nutrition stuff to eat 6 meals with 45g of protein spread across as well as cycling my carbs on heavy lifting days. The program calls for some steady state cardio as well as some sprinting.
By the way, those circuits in that program kicked the shit outta me.
I guess what I want to know, and I will post a picture this evening…
Am I on the right track?
From the little you’ve said, yes. You’re aware that diet is important, and that eating too little is bad. You squat and deadlift. Those are good things.
How far into the destroying fat program are you?