Not new to lifting and training, but new to the whole serious training with supplements world. Here’s a quick version of my story:
Played football in HS (92-96). started out as a chubby, weak, freshmen, sat the bench my freshman year, got some training, eating (The thing that our coaches believed in was carb loading and I got hooked on these huge Italian meals of pasta & bread), strength advice from a great coach, started all three years after on varsity at defensive end.
I was 6’0" 215-220 not sure of my body composition. I used speed training and something that we called the “Nebraska” bench workout (would love to find a copy of this for my bench btw) to go from 115 FR year to 425 right after last game as SR.
Then I graduated…
Got a job, got lazy, got drunk, ate crap, went to college, got drunker, ate worse, etc, etc, etc. Last Oct 31 I was 6’0" 279, complete out of shape fat ass. Got dicked over by a chick and a scare when my mom was diagnosed diabetic and the doc said I was next.
I realized I was to blame for my health problems. Best friend lost 60 pounds and kept it off using Atkins alone. I started Nov 1, 2005. Took trial and error but was down to 249 in May on diet alone. Discovered my buddys apt complex has an incredible weight room and we both decided to get serious starting in June.
Using Atkins, 1-1.5 hrs of cardio and 3 days a week lifting I am 226 a year later.
I am stuck though, I am making gains in the weight room but not dropping pounds or more importantly inches anymore. I would like to get down to 200. My frame is pretty big, the smallest my waist could be according to the doc is 38" My back is pretty big too.
I eat 5-6 times a day but can only comfortably eat around 1500-1600 calories (45% Protein/ 58% Fat/ 3% carb). Screen shot is my menu from yesterday. I use MRP,a Multi V and 3-4 1000mg flax tablets a day. Any suggestions??