I’ve been working out consistently for about 7 months now.
About my athletic?? background:
-Football(soccer) and basketball between the ages of 10-16(started smoking after that)
-Lifting a month or two a year(for the past 10 years)
I’m 26 years old and my height is 1.81cm(about 5’10-11) and in May I weighed 100kg(220lbs) with 29.4% body fat. Three months later in August I weighed 85kg(187lbs) with 18.8% body fat. Now I currently weigh 80.5kg(177lbs) don’t know the body fat but I’m sure it’s lower.
My program is nowhere professionally supervised but it’s quite efficient. 4-6 days a week. Mon-Thurs: Chest/Biceps Tue-Fri: Back/Triceps Wed-Sat:Shoulders. I do about 100-150 sit ups everyday before the workout. I attend Tae-Bo(rhythmic jumpin’ around kicking and punching air type of thing)classes 2-3 times a week.
My diet is quite similar to my work out program but again it’s efficient and I suppose it has a scientific side to it. Basically I’ve been eating less and well. The only scientific side of it is the carbohydrate-protein separation. According to a research by a nobel award winning Russian scientist it’s healthier to separate carbs and proteins in your meals. Meaning, don’t eat pasta/rice/potatoes/bread…etc with meat/eggs…etc Veggies are the neutral group and can be eaten with both groups.
Wish I had an article about his research but I’ll write what I remember about the details. Ä°f I remember correctly, this dude placed a camera in a dog’s stomach and observed how it digests… When he fed it with carbs it took about 3-4 hours to digest. later when he fed it protein, it took more or less the same to digest but when he fed it carbs and proteins together the digestion time doubled. When I first heard about this, I was a bit sceptical thinking that it’s another one of those ‘‘new trend’’ diets. Until I heard a professional soccer players interview(Emre Belozoglu-Inter) who was playing for INTER FC(one of the great clubs in European Football).
He said that they apply the same diet to the players(at the time including Ronaldo, Vieri, Cannavaro…etc). That kind of had me convinced cause INTER is a billion dollar team and I’m sure they know something.
Anyhow, Since September I’ve been taking fish oil and I added CLA to it a month ago. I also take a 1500mb tube of Multipower L-carnitine(liquid) before Tae-bo.
September: Fish oil (one softgel a day)
October: Fish oil (2 softgels a day)
November: Fish oil and CLA(800mg) (3 softgels of each)
I’m working hard to drop to 78kg(171lbs) and after that I wanna gain muscle and have the best body possible. I don’t want to enter competitions but I wanna look my best. (6 pack abs…etc)
I’ve been advised to take Whey protein but some told me to take Amino Acids instead. By the way, I’ve lost weight but I still have some extra skin smiling around my waist. I’m sure that it’ll disappear in time with hard work but should I continue to use fish oil and CLA or any other fat-burner?
Should I take protein or Amino Acids? or some other supplement?
How long do I have to be on supplements?
Is there such thing as a supplement-free natural work-out?
I think I gotta post another topic about my program. I still use the ‘‘3/12 with 20sec breaks between reps’’ that I learned in a Jersey neighborhood gym 8 years ago… I’ve been doing that ever since and wherever I’ve been to.
Thanks a million in advance, I’d really appreciate it if I can get your opinion on my work-out program, diet and especially the supplements.
I don’t have before pic but I’ll post whatever I can find without a shirt to give u an idea of what I’ve done with my body along with new ones(I’ll take some photos ASAP)