Hey everyone, new to the site and looking for advice of people that have been into this for awhile.
First off I’m in the army. When I left for basic training I was 6’8, 260 lbs and 24 years old. When I left basic I was 225 lbs, and I mantained this for a good 6 months (i ranged between 225-235). I injured my back and knees and now 4 months laterfind myself in physical therapy (it took them that long to figure the problem. During the four months I was out of my mind and ate like a idiot, pushing myself back up to 255 lbs.
Now I’m trying to lose all the fat that I gained back (and maybe more, wouldn’t mind being in better shape). when I was measured I was around 20% bf i believe (18 1/2 in neck and 40 in around the abdominals). I can do a bunch of push ups, but besides that I kept away from the freeweights, prefering more the machines. I want to work more so I’ve taken up the freeweights but my upper body is horribly weak (I can barely do 3 sets of 150 lbs on the bench press).
Right now I do Cardio 5-7 days a week (I need this for the requirements put on me by the army) for about 30 mins a day. And I normally work out every other day, mostly 3x a week. RIght now I have to eat at the military dining facility, which is not as healthy as you may think.
So I’ve droped all fried foods from the menu more or less Trying to eat more lean meats (when the have it avaliable), and sticks to the fruits and veggies (usually ransack the salad bar). I will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there normally, with small meals in between to help heighten my metabolism.
I need to know what I could do to make this plan better. I saw the V-Diet but I could not afford that kind of thing to save my life. Could any supplements help speed the fat loss, cause when that is done I can actualy try and bulk up a bit. Any kind of advice you guys can give would be appreciated!