2 months ago i decided at 6’3, 425 lbs I needed a big change. After 20 years out of HS and not lifting, a friend showed me the 5/3/1 and stronglifts 5x5 and said to try those. I have been eating clean and sticking with the 5x5 and am seeing some results in the way my clothes fit more loosely. I was just looking for any advice from experienced people or anyone else that was way overweight and was able to drop a lot of it by eating right and working out/lifting.
Any supplements or anything suggested? I appreciate any honest advice and thank you in advance[/quote]
Jimmy - first, congrats on making a change. This is a huge step.
The guy above who commented made some GREAT points. You write you want any “advice from experienced people or anyone else that was way overweight and was able to drop a lot of it by eating right and working out/lifting” - while I don’t have the same experience, we both know consistent work with solid principles (this is in all areas) will make the biggest difference.
I only hope that you don’t expect the world right away - this is a process of developing a new attitude, new habits and for many, a new life. My best advice is to set numerous performance goals (squat X, walk X miles/week, etc) and let those guide you. There is a beginning and end to all of them; and then you move on to others. Performance based training also forces you to develop a mental strength that can be, if applied properly, change you as a person.
You may not agree with this style of training and that is OK - it’s ok for others to have a separate opinion. But this is a 5/3/1 forum and performance based training/challenges is part of the program: and it goes farther than the walls of a weight room/conditioning.
Commit and make the change. Your life can change today if you embrace strength, performance and physical challenges.