Im an ex-athlete so I have always been in shape. Up until my senior year of college last year I was 6"4 205-210 and muscular. Now after I graduated I have been working to save up to go to grad school next year and havent touched a bball for almost a year and it has killed my body. Now I'm 6"4 228-230. How do I go about losing it, I never had to try to be in good shape before.
Do I just start going back to what I used to do..play lots of bball and lift a little or do I have to diet as well. And if I need to diet how do you think it would take to get back to my playing weight. I'm moving to California mid July and I want to be in shape by then.
Lift heavy and get lotsa protein. Aim for around 2500 calories a day. Try that for 2 weeks. Adjust calories accordingly if you're not losing any weight. Protein is important, so you keep most of your muscle while losing mostly body fat.
Some people get the idea that you need to do cardio to lose weight, or if you're lifting it should be low weight and high reps. Bull****. Lift heavy. And don't drink soda.
If you're dedicated, you should be able to get down to around 205 by July.
Also, Suns > Lakers
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edit: didnt see that Suns>Lakers part. Dont let the last 2 years fool you. We are back and ready for a dynasty
Last edited by Lakers24; 04-13-2008 at 07:10 PM.
NO JUICES...juices are just as bad as pop. You should stay away from the fried foods too.
Heres a basic idea of what to eat.
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Bench:230lbs Deadlift:455lbs Squat:350lbs
Switched to http://www.beyondlowcarb.net/index.php for my bodybuilding needs
Step 1: clean up your diet.
Step 2: Become more active throughout your daily life (biking instead of driving, etc).
Step 3: Solid weight routine (can be found at this site).
If I followed 1 and 2 I'd be pretty ripped.
Thx for the advice its working like a charm. I'm already down to 222. This losing weight thing is a piece of cake.
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