Hi Gents, first post here but I have been coming to these forums and this site for a good 5 yrs now. Now before someone tells me to use the search button, I can assure you that I have done so and found some useful info which I’ll add into this post. I’m 33 yrs old, 6 feet tall, 195 and very active (weight training, hockey, martial arts).
I have (and have always had) excess chest fat in the lower chest. I incline pressed for years with little change. I am actually noticing that the way my chest is built, I can see upper pec development, it is just that I have a rather broad chest and shoulders with a lot of the muscle concentrated in the lower half. It is rock hard when i flex it and I can barely pinch anything. However when relaxed, there is just that bit of shape there that bugs the $hit out of me.
program - I circuit train with relatively heavy weight: squat, chins, presses, clean and press, dips,barbell hacksquats etc. I get fast intense workouts that drive my heart rate up. Also use elastics for concentration work. (rear delts etc…)
supplements- Having read that this might be a sign of zinc deficiency, I am starting ZMA. Cruciferous vegetables I understand help the blocking of bad estrogens so I am back on to veggie greens (8 servings of cruciferous veggies in a scoop). Multi vitamin - check.
Diet- Trying to cut the starchy carbs. Eat more brown rice over potatoes(lower GI), avocado, olive oil, greens with meals. I eat a lot of pork and chicken as i am not as much a beef guy. I do admit that I eat pasta once or twice a week (lunch or dinner) and eat a good sized meal at folk’s place once a week but generally speaking i find i eat reasonable portions and am rarely stuffed. I currently do not take any protein shakes.
My bodyfat (though on an electric scale and likely not very accurate) was 20%. I’m thinking now that I might try to cut this to 15% and see if anything changes.Maybe cut the carbs after 5 pm too. Am I on the right track here? I need carbs for energy as most of my sports are in the evenings.I don’t need to be an adonis but would be great to get rid of this. Suggestions welcome. Thanks!