Apr 22, 2013 2:10 PM GMT
I've tried messaging some of you with no reply, so hopefully you could help on the public forum. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Kalbi saidSince no one has replied yet, I'm going to take a stab at this.
I originally dropped from 240 down to 180 (starting weight is 285) by just dieting (Jenny Craig helped at first). At 180, I realized I wanted to start going to the gym, so I jumped straight into P90X. I did 2 cycles of P90X and my body stayed at 180, but my body fat percentage kept dropping.
I think if you don't have a lot of muscle to begin with, it's possible to gain muscle while losing fat. After that, I just kept lifting harder and now I'm down to 170 lbs. My lean mass is up by 3 lbs from when I was 180 lbs.
Hopefully that helps! Just start lifting, continue what you're eating now and you should be building muscle.
The standard bulk/cut cycle could work too. You eat 500 above maintenance calories to gain mass (with lifting), and eat 500 below maintenance to cut fat (while still lifting). I'm trying this cutting method now.
TheQuest saidIf you find Larkin, he is likely the best person to answer this question.
They don't come on here much anymore.
MadeinMich saidI've tried messaging some of you with no reply, so hopefully you could help on the public forum. Thanks in advance for any advice.
mickeytopogigio saidEat leaner, with nearly no simple carbohydrates. Add a protein supplement between meals. Your body needs the fuel for energy and the protein for repair/building. But it knows exactly where to hide that bag of chips...
You'll keep the fat off if you're working out consistently and intensely.