I am very new to this forum and am new (again) to weight lifting. Although I have been very athletic during various phases of my life…I am now officially obese. I have read a lot of the articles and blogs on this site (I especially enjoy reading Shugart’s Hammer), and after a few weeks of research (read procrastination at work) I am ready to ask the T-Nation masses to asses this program that I have decided on.
First some stats:
Body Fat %: Freakishly large
I have learned that I work best with simplicity and consistency and I have been following this diet for the past two weeks:
B-fast: 2 cups shredded wheat & 1 cup ff milk or 4 eggs, apple, 1tbs natty pb
Snack 1: 1 piece of fruit w/1 tbs natty pb
Lunch: 6-8oz lean meat (usually chicken breast) w/a heaping portion of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
Snack 2: PBJ - ww bread, 4tbs natty pb, 1/2 tbs no suger added natural jam
Pre workout: Whey mixed with ff milk
Post workout: Whey
Dinner: 6-8oz lean meat (usually top round or sirloin) w/a heaping portion of veggies
Snack/Desert: Cottage cheese (1-2 cups) & natty pb (1 tbs)
I am following the Home Grown Muscle program from MensHealth.com. My current routine consists of three 3x12 supersets 3 times per week:
bench/dead-lift/bar bell pullover
cuban press/calf raise/crunch
90sec rest between superset - BTW my heart feels like it will burst from my chest after my 3rd or 4th superset.
My goal is to drop body fat and keep as much muscle as possible. Once I have some reasonable definition (I was fairly defined at 160lbs 10 years ago) I then want to focus on increasing muscle.
If you have made it this far in my post…I would like some opinions/advice/comments about what I am doing. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: I had my metabolism tested a couple months ago and it turns out my BMR is a freakish 2400/24hrs. I have been trying to keep my diet around 2000 - 2400 calories.