Are you really questioning his numbers? 410 for 3 at that bodyweight is alright, not even in the “good” range I’d say. Definitely not worth questioning.[/quote]
Wow, the T-Nation wolves are really going in on me :D. I only do 390 lbs for 3, 410 is what I think my 1RM is. You are, however, correct; while that number shows good progress for me personally, there’s still a long way to go.
EDIT: so you did the 6 Weeks to Superhero program and got bigger, stronger AND leaner but you’re bored of it? Whaaaat? [/quote]
Yep :). It’s been great, but I’d like to mix things up a little and do something else for a month or two. I want to train my back, give my shoulders and elbows a bit of a break from all the pushing, and train for +/- an hour each session.
You might want to actually test some 1RMS, it’s useful. And also, there’s no good reason to post a body fat percentage. They’re useless, and incorrect most of the time. Pictures work better. I agree with X about what he said, although based on your picture in your profile of your back, you’re probably just fatter than 12.
As a reference point, I’m nearly 2 inches taller than you, 10 pounds lighter, And 70 pounds stronger on a tested, paused at the bottom bench press (my squat and deadlift are similar to yours). And I’d say I’m around 11 percent bodyfat.
The reason I mention all that is because dieting down from say 18 percent body fat to 12 percent is different from going from about 12 to 8. At 12, I can see veins in my shoulders and upper chest. You can’t see abs. Losing fat would be way easier for you than me. I would need cardio, you probably could just diet. But since you didn’t say a damn thing about your diet, how is anyone supposed to help you? If we don’t know what you’re doing now, how can we tell you what to change?
[quote]Professor X wrote:
If you are a true 12% and can’t see any abs at all[/quote]
I should’ve been more clear about this. Sorry if I was misleading; I can see some abs. When I flex, I see the vertical line and the top 4 abs. But in a relaxed state, I can’t see much. The rest of me looks fairly lean, but I want to see all my abs and look “cut” in a relaxed state.
Picture in my profile is old; I hadn’t even realized it was still up there!
My diet is OK, I think; I eat lots of eggs, meat, fish, dairy and fruit/veg. I eat very little junk food, wheat, and sugary food. I need some carbs in me so I can go to sleep, but otherwise I’m happy with myself.
I actually think I’m going in the right direction; I’m getting leaner and stronger which is exactly what I want. In fact, I’ve been making better progress in the past 7-8 months of training properly again than ever before. There are no huge problems or plateaus. All I want to do is try a different program for a little while.
And that’s where the problem lies - I don’t know which ones to look at. Someone said, “train for hypertrophy while eating for fat loss” … Well, that never worked for me. I really like the training style of the Superhero Program, because doing the big movements at low reps twice a week (bench press, squat, deadlift, military press) worked. All I want is some variety!