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Hello Everyone,
Haven't posted in a long time, but wanted to update. I am now down over 35 lbs, and still seeing some real progress. I have more to go, but recently had some killer gym sessions and for the first time was able to deadlift 175! I have the callouses to prove it! LOL! Can't believe I just said that! I'm loving my stronger body, and hope by next summer to be where I need to be. Hope you are all well, and I will try to update more often. emoticon
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Haven't posted in a long time, but wanted to update. I am now down over 35 lbs, and still seeing some real progress. I have more to go, but recently had some killer gym sessions and for the first time was able to deadlift 175! I have the callouses to prove it! LOL! Can't believe I just said that! I'm loving my stronger body, and hope by next summer to be where I need to be. Hope you are all well, and I will try to update more often. emoticon




Congrats Selina, that's great news! I'm really happy for you! emoticon Glad you're getting the results you're wanting.


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Excellent results, clearly you're motivated and working hard. Keep it up andyou'll get where you want to be.

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if someone else isn't really playing on the same field or by the same rules we do... then maybe we don't have to feel so bad about ourselves. I suppose this would characterize the Superman fan more than, say, the Batman fan.(Fingeroth 32)
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He offers some useful advice, combined with some Aussie humor.

A relative of mine who has been very successful with this after over 2 yrs of 2 hour workouts
says his workout is now 90% diet and 10% working out. In other words, abs would be invisible without the correct diet and supplements...

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I agree Dave. Your nutrition plan is going to be the most important factor when you're trying to lose weight or stay fit. You can work out every day, but if you're not eating correctly you aren't going to see the results you want.


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I agree Dave. Your nutrition plan is going to be the most important factor when you're trying to lose weight or stay fit. You can work out every day, but if you're not eating correctly you aren't going to see the results you want.



Thank you kindly Sample Name for you comments.
Yes, you are correct once again. :up

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I agree Dave. Your nutrition plan is going to be the most important factor when you're trying to lose weight or stay fit. You can work out every day, but if you're not eating correctly you aren't going to see the results you want.



I think it depends on what you call fit and healthy. If you're looking for extreme results, like fat % les than 10%, then definitely, your diet becomes the most important. But for general health and a decent level of fitness, stick with whole foods for the most part and enjoy yourself and you'll continue to make good gains.

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I agree Dave. Your nutrition plan is going to be the most important factor when you're trying to lose weight or stay fit. You can work out every day, but if you're not eating correctly you aren't going to see the results you want.



I think it depends on what you call fit and healthy. If you're looking for extreme results, like fat % les than 10%, then definitely, your diet becomes the most important. But for general health and a decent level of fitness, stick with whole foods for the most part and enjoy yourself and you'll continue to make good gains.

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True words & I appreciate your comment.

The person I'm referring to 'wants it all', so they paid for 2 boxing bootcamp sessions which include a lot of emphasis on the abs and running a lot daily. After all, you need the ab protection for boxing. You learn how to kick and punch at a higher level which I've heard is very satisfying.



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I agree Dave. Your nutrition plan is going to be the most important factor when you're trying to lose weight or stay fit. You can work out every day, but if you're not eating correctly you aren't going to see the results you want.



Exactly! Happy weekend to you and yours! :up

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Yea most men could have abs just by losing enough weight. Dieting isn't that hard if you are trying to put on muscle. Eat enough so you are gaining about 4 pounds or so every month. A lot of guys will do weight training for a long time and not get much results simply because they aren't eating enough. You can't gain weight, that is muscle, if you aren't eating in a caloric surplus.

That said for me, I don't care much about abs. You can't see em most of the time anyways haha.

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I'm not too sure about the bootcamp model, I prefer consistent, long-term work. That said, if it works for him and he picked up some techniques and other knowledge, then brilliant.

As a 20+ year martial artist, I concur that knowing how to punch and kick correctly is very satisfying. It also gives you more options for cardio.

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I'm with SgtTom on the abs thing, if I get them as a side-effect, great. But I train for performance. If I'm strong and fast with good endurance, seeing my abs is not going to make my rugby any better.

That, and I really like beer and food.


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This morning I squatted over [sign in to see URL] my bodyweight. I know it's not that big a deal, and I'm sure there are people on here lifting a lot more than that, especially if they're concentrating on Maximal Strength. But it was one of my goals and one of my milestones. It felt great to get it, especially since I have not been prioritising max strength this last while as rugby season has just started back and I'm concentrating on power endurance (Hill Sprints and fast runs of different durations).

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UPDATE:

Just completed a 12 week periodization strength program that focuses on 3 core lifts (bench, squat, and power clean).

1 Rep Max Results are as follows:
Body Weight: 192 lbs to 202 lbs
Bench Press: 295 lbs to 335 lbs
Squat: 400 lbs to 425 lbs
Power Clean: 255 lbs to 275 lbs

I am restarting the program again, but using new weights based on percentages of my previous max lifts.

New Goals:
Body Weight: Same
Bench Press: 350 lbs
Squat: 455 lbs
Power Clean: 300 lbs.

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Good work mate, and nice attainable goals for the next 12 weeks.

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Thanks bro. I'm going as Supes for Halloween and my local comic con this year, so trying to bulk up to fit the part. This is the first time I will have worn a tight fitting lycra-style costume, so I want to play the part well. I felt good about my previous goals, and met them all but the squar. I hope to meet these new goals in 3 months.

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Being big helps with the lycra, but you don't wanna be carrying any spare flesh either.

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I wish I could still sport my Batman year 1... *sigh* Lycra/spandex is unforgiving.

My health and weight have yoyo'd ever since I got back from the war in 2010. I'm hopefully on the right track to get back into my pre-deployment weight.

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Being big helps with the lycra, but you don't wanna be carrying any spare flesh either.

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For some people that is a problem, and I don't mean to come off as an arrogant prick (it always seems like I come off that way when I say this), but "spare flesh" as you put it has never been a problem for me. I am very lean, even at 205 lbs. I struggle to keep weight on more then I do losing it, and if I quit working out altogether I would be 180 lbs soaking wet. Last check of body fat % I was at 4.5 %.

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Thanks bro. I'm going as Supes for Halloween and my local comic con this year, so trying to bulk up to fit the part. This is the first time I will have worn a tight fitting lycra-style costume, so I want to play the part well. I felt good about my previous goals, and met them all but the squar. I hope to meet these new goals in 3 months.




Take :pics Your 12 weeks goals sound great!

I have been a little off with my workouts as of late. Been having some issues with my jobs and hours have increased. Trying to find the balance again and hope to get back on track come November.


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For some people that is a problem, and I don't mean to come off as an arrogant prick (it always seems like I come off that way when I say this), but "spare flesh" as you put it has never been a problem for me. I am very lean, even at 205 lbs. I struggle to keep weight on more then I do losing it, and if I quit working out altogether I would be 180 lbs soaking wet. Last check of body fat % I was at 4.5 %.



You don't seem like a prick or arrogant, just telling the truth.

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For some people that is a problem, and I don't mean to come off as an arrogant prick (it always seems like I come off that way when I say this), but "spare flesh" as you put it has never been a problem for me. I am very lean, even at 205 lbs. I struggle to keep weight on more then I do losing it, and if I quit working out altogether I would be 180 lbs soaking wet. Last check of body fat % I was at 4.5 %.



You don't seem like a prick or arrogant, just telling the truth.

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Thanks bro. I'm going as Supes for Halloween and my local comic con this year, so trying to bulk up to fit the part. This is the first time I will have worn a tight fitting lycra-style costume, so I want to play the part well. I felt good about my previous goals, and met them all but the squar. I hope to meet these new goals in 3 months.




Take :pics Your 12 weeks goals sound great!





Here are pics in the costume after the first 12 week cycle. This is at 6'2'' and 203 lbs. I will take more and post in the Costume Forum after Halloween. I feel like the lycra hides a lot of the detail & work I put in because the shadows don't shine like they should, but I feel comfortable in the costume despite its form fittedness (new word I just made). Pretty excited for Halloween.

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 :dropjaw Wow! You could be supes! Looks fantastic!
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Lookin' good bro', great suit too. some nice definition in the arms and shoulders even through the suit.

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Awesome thread! I think its a very important idea to have this on here, not only to look closer to cosplaying our favorite hero, but to feel great too.
number 1. is getting motivated and having the time these days to do it.
I went through a rough patch last summer with marriage and from all my anger and depression from it, I decided to direct all my emotions into exorcizing every day. so there was my motivation. I don't really have the time to go to the gym(but hopefully soon) so I just lock myself in my room and crank some music.
2. I needed to figure out what kinds of workouts that will need to do and get some equipment to help me accomplish this.

heres a list of a good start, and each week, try to push yourself more.
1. 20/30 pushups
2. 40/50 sit ups
3. 20 squats
4. 20 punches (each fist)
5. 20 kicks (each leg)
make sure for diet, drink lots of water and, eat the right foods, lots of protein.
when I started I wieghed 215, now Im down 196. plus my arms are now lean and have some defined muscle. my stomach fat has been burning away and starting to see some bumps lol. Not to mention I have great energy and getting more confidence, and the chicks love it so theres more motivation for ya if you are a single batman!LOL
  
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