Before/After: Stroking my own Ego

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    Sep 29, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    First photo, August 18
    Second photo, (today), September 28

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    Inspiration: Asked to audition for an underwear fashion show, auditioning, and not getting a call-back.

    Execution: 2400 calorie diet (50% carbs, 27% protein, 23% fat), typical exercise. More strength training. Used workouts from both the strong and lean, and muscle-buidling workouts on here.

    Patrick
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    Sep 29, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    Congratulations.
  • Regina_Guy

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    Sep 29, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    You did that in one month??????
  • iErik

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    Sep 29, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    Congrats on your hard work. (:
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    Good job peeling it off. Hope you can keep at it.

    The remarkable thing is how much it altered your face. Your good bone structure is revealed.
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    Awesome work man!
    Keep it up!
  • KinesiologyMa...

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    Sep 29, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Awesome! Good job man! I need to get new progress pics
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:28 AM GMT
    Regina_Guy saidYou did that in one month??????

    Well. I think the first photo happens to be just terribly unflattering. The change in weight is only about 12 lbs, which is a little faster than I would've like to have lost it (ACSM recommends no more than 2lbs a week lost).

    I took a critical look at the particular quantities of nutrients I was getting. I felt like I had protein for days in my diet, but turned out I was on average only getting about 5% of my calories from protein. So I've added a lot of protein, and taken out a lot of fat. It works.

    As a vegetarian, I was remiss to think I naturally got enough. Maybe if I were sedentary.

    Patrick
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    Sep 30, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    Great job man!!!!!
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    Sep 30, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    awesome !

    as a vegetarian, what did you mostly increase your protein intake with ?
    dairy, eggs , shakes , nuts , rice and beans ?
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    Sep 30, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    I wouldn't mind stroking your ego.
    Oops did I just type that out loud? icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 30, 2010 6:27 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI wouldn't mind stroking your ego.
    Oops did I just type that out loud? icon_twisted.gif

    Mutual.

    @ xassanntex, I have increased it with whey protein and soy meat-free products. I think it has made a huge difference.

    Patrick
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    Oct 01, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    In the second image your look undernourished and nearly anorexic. Clearly, you need to be eating more. Keep your protein up, and bring up you complex carbs some. You DO NOT want to lose any more lean muscle than you already have and you need to get your calories up so that you don't hurt yourself.

    You're near the bottom end of your normal body weight for a SEDENTARY person your height. Athletes will weigh more.

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    Don't forget your resistance training. Eat. Don't train your body how to be a fat storing machine.
  • MisterT

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    Oct 01, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    Good job losing the fat. However; I agree with Chucky, you need to push some mass back on, you almost look gaunt. Eat enough of the right nutrition and get some resistance training in too. If you put on probably 30 lbs of lean mass you'd look great.
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    Oct 01, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidIn the second image your look undernourished and nearly anorexic.


    Bollox. Chuckles is back to his dysmorphic rambling again.

    Anorexic male (terribly sad story)

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    Lean muscular male

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    Chuckles´ ideal body type

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  • gsh1964

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    Oct 01, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
    Congrats on the progress and your hard work.

    But I hate to say it, but I don't think your quite ready for an underwear runway yet.... not being hateful... just being honest.

    I myself included are not meant to be underwear models... Hang in there, keep up the good work, if you want to do modeling, great, just find a different venue to work in.
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    Oct 01, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    gsh1964 saidCongrats on the progress and your hard work.

    But I hate to say it, but I don't think your quite ready for an underwear runway yet.... not being hateful... just being honest.

    I myself included are not meant to be underwear models... Hang in there, keep up the good work, if you want to do modeling, great, just find a different venue to work in.


    But look: he´s really young and the change he´s made in his body so quickly is amazing... I wouldn´t put anything past him.... yes a few more lb of muscle would be good... but it looks like he´s got a body that changes fast. Also people HE´S A TRIATHLETE and high level cyclist... they are lean. That is what the training does to you. If you are a gym bunny then you have a different look.

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    Oct 02, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    gsh1964 saidCongrats on the progress and your hard work.

    But I hate to say it, but I don't think your quite ready for an underwear runway yet.... not being hateful... just being honest.

    I myself included are not meant to be underwear models... Hang in there, keep up the good work, if you want to do modeling, great, just find a different venue to work in.
    Most cyclists don't wear underwear anyway.
    And runway modeling sucks (to me).
    I much prefer physique, art, or life modeling. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    You need to inflate that chest and arms and reduce your waist size.