View Full Version : And so it begins!

06-16-2006, 08:07 AM
Hi All,

I've been soaking up the information for the last 2 weeks now and i think i'm just about ready to put it to good use!

Firstly what a great site, there's such a large amount of knowledge on here and after reading it easy to see where i've been going wrong! (just about everywhere)

A bit of background, 22 years old, 5,7 inches and about 190lbs.

I did weights pretty religously (completely the wrong way) until i was about 16. I gave it up for a life of beer and women but now i'm determined to get back into shape.

I'm posting a few pics to remind me of where i'm starting from. At a guess at the moment i'm around 35% + bf. Proabably nearer 40 TBH.

At the moment i'm trying to work out my maintenance calories. Its pretty hard for me because i've led such a random life style up till now, basically eating sh*t and drinking constantly for the last 6 years.

On the good side I know I can lose weight easily and my body is pretty responsive to hard work.

Any hints, tips areas to concentrate on or just general feedback is greatly appreciated.

ok i think thats about it!

Let the monster cut begin!!

PS. Please don't laugh at my pics.





I hope the links work!

06-16-2006, 08:16 AM
PS. I'm starting off with baby got back routine mixed in with a bit of cardio.

It was a toss up between BGB and WBB1 but BGB seemed a bit more full on!

On the off days I'm going to be doing some cardio work,

Day 1. 45mins run
Day 2. 45mins run
Day 3. Sprint interval training, probably 2mins sprint 2mins walk x 10.

I know to alot of you this may seem to much cardio but really need to lose alot of body fat. I'm hoping i can still make some newbie gains even when cutting.

06-16-2006, 08:16 AM
Dude.. no one's going to laugh...
You actually have a pretty good structure... and there is no way you are 35 or 40% BF... you are less then 30% easily.

The recommendation around here is pretty standard...
Lift Heavy, Eat Right, Rest Enough...
Squats, DLs, Good Mornings, Pullups, BP, etc...

Good luck on your goals.. your commitment will take you to new levels..
Welcome aboard...

06-16-2006, 05:30 PM
dude your not 35% silly! lower then 30! you seems to be pretty large already man just workout hard and do the cardio, looking foward to the progress! good luck.

06-16-2006, 06:07 PM
Cutting is all about the diet and the heavy lifting. Don't kid yourself about the cardio - it'll help contribute to the caloric deficit, but you don't actually need to do any to cut - I started my cut the beginning of May; I'm down almost 8 lbs and I haven't even STARTED with the cardio yet.

www.fitday.com (http://www.fitday.com)

Track your cals, read the cutting link in my sig, drop me a line if you need some help.

Good luck, and good for you for starting this. I'll look at your pix from home later.

06-17-2006, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, especially you built! I've read so much stuff that you've contributed to this forum!

I know the cardio won't particularly help me with the weight loss as long as i'm keeping good checks on my diet, i just feel its something i need to do to get fitter overall. My health must have suffered so much over the last few years i'm sure my heart will enjoy the workout.

Don't worry i'll still be eating like a horse, just all the right stuff instead of crap. I'll also be making sure the weight doesn't come off to fast as i don't want to lose any muscle i may have left!!

i'll keep you updated along the way!

Many thanks for the support.