Greetz to all! As the title states, I’m new to the T-Nation but I’ve been lurking here for a while trying to absorb as much knowledge as I can on my own. I finally decided it was time to step out of the shadows, introduce myself and become even more active in trying to build a better me.
For someone relatively new to this, the sheer volume of information available is somewhat overwhelming so I would like to put myself at the mercy of the Nation and possibly gleen information that would be more specific to me.
A little about me:
Height: 6’ 7"
Bodyfat: in the 20% range ALL in my abdomen and love handles
Diet: TDawg Diet 2.0
Workout: Dawg School - what better place to start than the beginning?
Looking at me with my shirt on you would never be able to tell that my BF% is at or above 20%, I look very lean (not lanky), have broad shoulders and good proportion for my height. Once the shirt comes off, all my BF problems lie in my stomach and love handles. My chest isn’t squared off like I want it but everything else seems like it has good potential to get big, (somewhat) naturally musclular bi’s, tri’s, quads and calves. My goal is obviously to rid myself of the spare tire but beyond that I would like to see definition. After I accomplish that I’d like to move on with bulking up but I’m so dissatisfied with my present appearence that I don’t want to concentrate on anything else. I have worked out on and off since getting my first home gym two years ago, no more than 4-5 months at a time without “falling off the wagon” and my diet has always been shit. At 6’7", I’m sure you can imagine my dream of packing on some LBM and becoming a human “solar eclipse”. Which brings me to my first problem, it seems that no matter how hard I worked during my brief periods of motivation, I’ve never seen any gains at all which sapped my motivation and eventually led to me stopping my workouts for about a month at a time. I could be in denial but I’ve always attributed that to my height.
Secondly, regardless of cardio, bullshit fat burners, and half-ass attempts at clean diets, I’ve never been able to shake this spare tire that I have which has also done a number on my motivation.
Moving on… I have been browsing the T-Forums, reading articles and trying to do alot of homework and have committed myself to dropping the excuses and getting on the right track to obtain my goals. I have decided to start all over from scratch and as I mentioned before, I’m 2 weeks into the beginners workout program (Dawg School article) and TDawg Diet 2.0. I have just begun my food log and just purchased some body fat calipers and a food scale to help me nail down the details. The only supplement I’m taking right now is GNC Mega Whey. I don’t have any “before” pics to post at the moment and would probably be too embarrassed to do so even if I did, but If you looked at Christian Thibadeaux’s (apologies for any misspelling) before pics in “Evolution of the Beast”, stretch him out to 6’7" and put another 2-4 inches of love handles on him, that’s pretty close to my present body shape.
Anyways, I’m finally posting here because I’m very impressed with the knowledge of the people on this site, the awesome personal transformations, the lack of bullshit and because I figured if I threw myself out in front of everyone it would help me stay focused and motivated. I’m very open to any suggestions regarding supplements, training, cardio and diet that might apply to someone that is much taller than the average T-Man if such a thing even exists. Thanks to everyone for the information that’s been made available to me on this site and thanks in advance for any advice.