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My Dilema


#1

I'm currently in Iraq with minimal gym equipment. I came over here a hefty 181 with an unknown BMI but I bet it was high. I', down to 168 with about a 14BMI. I'm looking to get down to 6% BMI but i like the way i feel
around 170 so I'd like to be 170 at 6%. I'd still be overweight by army standards but I'd have that hard dense look I'm looking for.

My current workout split is Mon-chest/tri
Tue-abs/cardio
Wed-legs
Thurs-cardio
Fri-back and bi

I havent really calculated food wise all the numbers, but I'ss post them next. I am also taking No Xplode and a few other products. BSN products are all we have here so its also something new. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!


#2

I think you mean bodyfat percentage vice BMI.


#3

You do realize BMI does not mean body fate percentage and having a 6 BMI would quite likely mean you were dead or about to die or had been decomposing for awhile or your legs got blown off by a roadside b omb.


#4

yea ur right im meaning body fat percentage. right now i lift pretty heavy ..thats the only way i know how to train. people tell me that i should lift lighter if im losin weight but wouldnt weight just come off anyway as long as im eating right and working out consistently.


#5

In truth, I'm a complete newbie, however, if I understand properly:

  • muscle will burn more calories than fat, so if you're lifting heavy and putting on some muscle

  • you'll lose more weight than if you just use lighter weights

  • I don't know what kind of cardio you're doing (steady state, intervals, etc), but you'll find some great info on that here as well (ie what's better for fat loss)

  • nutrition is absolutely key - so you really need to know those numbers

I'm sure someone who's been around a while can give you far better and more in-depth answers.....

Good Luck!


#6

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/third_world_workouts

3rd World Workout...for those without equipment.

Find a PT instructor...


#7

you might try posting in the War Room where fellow service men/women post - of course you need to be invited first, so pm one of the members

if anybody knows what you're going through it would be that group


#8

thank ya well right now its only 935 here in good ol iraq so i just got done eatin later on tonite when i have time ill put up what my numbers are nutrition wise for a typical day. today was chest and tri day so i started out with flat dumbells and started our with
45 for 10
65 for 8
75 for 4

than i did some inclined bench presses these i normally go lighter on my shoulder tends to pop and i lose the weight .

135-10
155-8
175-6

than i finished off with 3 sets of iso later presses which were

185-10
205-8
215-6

i then did some tri's which i started out with reverse curls . than supersetted some skull crushers with tri pressdowns. i couldnt really get the weights i just counted the number of plates the numbers were rubbed off. but thats my typical monday


#9

My total daily food intake is

1316 cal
104 pro
48 fat

Right now I'm currently at 167 so whatever I'm doing seems to be working