I'm so beat guys.

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    Feb 23, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    I spent so much energy losing weight. I lost 140lbs. Now I feel almost defeated as I'm trying to build muscle. I wish I'd done weight lifting as I was losing weight. but it's never too late I suppose. With the weight loss came a lot of excess skin, I've already had a tummy tuck, and I need some other things done, but I know what I really need is muscle. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Feb 23, 2013 7:04 AM GMT
    how are you losing weight??? cardio?
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    Feb 23, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    @ the OP - Maybe you could join a gym and have a personal trainer but together a beginner's weight lifting routine for you. You want to make sure you have the form down right as you start out.

    Congrats on the weight loss and good luck!
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    Feb 23, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm beat, too, Daddy-o!

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    lol
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    Feb 23, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm beat, too, Daddy-o!

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    LOL! You're adorable! icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 23, 2013 2:12 PM GMT
    Sashaman said@ the OP - Maybe you could join a gym and have a personal trainer but together a beginner's weight lifting routine for you. You want to make sure you have the form down right as you start out.

    Congrats on the weight loss and good luck!


    I've been going to the gym, and been seriously thinking about getting a trainer.
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    Feb 23, 2013 2:14 PM GMT
    140lbs? WOW! That is quite an achievement in itself of which you should be enormously proud of yourself. Now you simply have to redirect that same commitment and determination and focus on the next step. I recommend consulting with one of the recommended trainers at your gym --- even if it is for only one session to give you some basics to then apply on your own in a workout regiment. Good luck!
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    Feb 23, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said140lbs? WOW! That is quite an achievement in itself of which you should be enormously proud of yourself. Now you simply have to redirect that same commitment and determination and focus on the next step. I recommend consulting with one of the recommended trainers at your gym --- even if it is for only one session to give you some basics to then apply on your own in a workout regiment. Good luck!


    thank you. sometimes it feels amazing, and sometimes it feels like a bittersweet victory.
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    Feb 23, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Do CrossFit. You'll gain muscle for sure.

    PS Never think that losing that much bodyweight wasn't worth it because you don't have the muscle you want. The health problems you have avoided by eliminating that extra body fat are more serious than you can imagine. That's a victory you'll always have...but might not be able to appreciate until you're older.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Feb 23, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    When you feel defeated, remember that you lost 140lbs. Thats an amazing accomplishment.
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    Feb 23, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    Congrats on losing all at weight!! The mucle will come. TYake a look at te workout programs offered here on RJ, or as other suggested, as a trainer who knows what he's talking about.
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    Feb 23, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    Congrats!! icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 06, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 06, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    very impressive. it's crazy to even mention defeat. you'll be just fine. focus that same determination on gaining muscle now. Anxious to see your pics in a year.
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    ItalianTeddyBear saidI spent so much energy losing weight. I lost 140lbs. Now I feel almost defeated as I'm trying to build muscle. I wish I'd done weight lifting as I was losing weight. but it's never too late I suppose. With the weight loss came a lot of excess skin, I've already had a tummy tuck, and I need some other things done, but I know what I really need is muscle. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


    Great job man! But what I'd give to go back and time and have a 26 year old metabolism! Keep at it. This is work that lasts a lifetime, not just a few years.
  • Kalbi

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    Mar 17, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    #1 congrats on your weight loss. I know this is hard to accept as I still can't accept it. I know what it feels like to be overweight when everyone else around you is skinny. Please focus on the fact that you were able to do it and didn't need to be on a show like "The Biggest Loser". That shows incredible determination.

    #2 I'm not sure what your body looks like, but are you sure it's all skin and not flab left over? I went from 285 to 180 without really weight lifting, and if I showed you a picture at that point, it looked like I had loose skin floating around my mid-section. When I started p90x and added muscle while dropping more body fat, that flap on my mid-section tightened up. If you message me, I will show you want I mean.

    #3 I recommend P90X if you're not used to weight lifting. I jumped right into it and it changed my life. I learned to lift and focus on muscle groups. I started by purchasing a set of resistant bands from Amazon ($30) and used that for my first round with great results. I completely recommend just going through the weight lifting videos for a couple of weeks to get used to the regimen.

    I would do this in the beginning:
    Chest/Back - Mon
    Ab Ripper X - Tue
    Plyometrics - Wed
    Shoulder/Biceps/Triceps - Thur
    Ab Ripper X - Fri
    Kenpo X - Sat
    Legs/Back - Sun

    Once I got used to doing this, I started following the program 100%. Once you get more fit, you'll be able to do your own crazy Ab Ripper XXX in between sets.

    Let me know if you have any questions and good luck! Congrats once again and I know you can do this since you've already lost 140 lbs icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 20, 2013 12:44 PM GMT
    Find a trainer who works with bodybuilding and obesity. I was in the same boat as you bud.

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    I lost 120 lbs and gained another 50 in muscle. You can do it, though the road ahead may be difficult.

    But I recommend bodybuilding. For guys who used to be seriously overweight, their bodies trend Endomorph, and bodybuilding is a natural fit (you put on fat easily, but you'll also put on muscle much faster than other people).

    And if you've had a tummy tuck already, wait til you've gained some serious muscle before considering other procedures. My 2 cents.

    If you want to contact me about your situation feel free. Turning obesity into muscle is the backbone of my training.
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    ^^^^

    Larkin is HAWWWT! Listen to him. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 21, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    I so beat off guys.