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    New guy here...advice appreciated!

    Hey all,

    I have been lurking on the forum for a while, but finally decided to register/post. I am 27yrs old, 6'4" 248lbs. Like most, I'm looking to trim down on the fat and put muscle on as well. I have lifted on and off over the past couple of years, but a hand, then a shoulder/elbow injury made me get off track. Late in 2005, I was following the MAX OT program, and had success with adding muscle and getting a lot stronger. Since I've been out of commission for about 9 months, my diet was horrible, and now I'm looking to cut as quickly as possible.

    I just started back in the gym this week, and am debating between starting back up on the MAX OT routine, or following something more like the 'body for life' routine suggests. (reps: 12-10-6-8-12-12) for the large muscle groups.

    I am trying to keep a clean diet, balancing my protein/carbs, and keeping below 2,000 calories per day. I know this isn't ideal for building a lot of muscle, but I need to get rid of the fat as quick as I can.

    I am also doing 20mins of high intensity cardio after lifting.

    Any advice would be appreciated!!

    Below are some pics. Sorry for the quality of pic. I had to use the webcam since my digitial is broken, and I couldn't get a good leg picture.
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    anyone? Is there any other useful info I could provide?

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    start a decent clean cut, cut the fat off and then do a slow bulk watch your diet! check out the diet/nutrition forum!

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    yep lose the fat. Then go on a slow bulk. clean foods chubby!
    I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. I wallow in a thick depression. My body shuts down my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badvtx1 View Post
    I am also doing 20mins of high intensity cardio after lifting.
    Try and separate your cardio from your lifting as much as you can. What kind of HIIT do you do?
    You have some good mass on you cut weight slowly and drink lots of water.
    Last edited by CiteCollegiale; 04-21-2007 at 06:36 PM.

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    Thanks for the info. As for my current diet, I try to balance protein/carbs with every meal.

    Breakfast
    2 egg whites
    1 whole egg
    1 slice wheat toast
    1 tsp peanut butter

    snack

    1/2 serving almonds

    lunch

    turkey sandwich w/ whole grain oat nut bread
    fat free yogurt
    lays baked chips (sometimes)

    snack

    1/2 serving almonds

    dinner

    chicken breast or center cut pork loin or 93% lean ground burger
    veggies and/or brown rice

    sometimes I will also use a wheat tortilla and 2% cheese to make a chicken quesadilla or pork quesadilla.

    Current supplements
    vp2 whey protein before & after working out
    micronized creatine

    As for my HIIT routine, it's typically 20mins of high intensity cardio on an elliptical. usually burn close to 400 calories according to the machine.

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    Your diet seems clean maybe switch the toast for some oatmeal and the yogurt for 2 bananas. Also add a bit of beans with your rice for dinner.
    I've done HIIT training with sprints and I don't think an eliptical would work too well. If you want something low impact switch to biking or swimming. Go all out for 10 seconds then take it easy for 1minute. Don't forget to stretch and warm up/cool down before and after.
    Also it doesn't seem like you eat alot for someone who's 250lbs. I wouldn't reduce calories if I were you just focus on getting stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiteCollegiale View Post
    Also it doesn't seem like you eat alot for someone who's 250lbs. I wouldn't reduce calories if I were you just focus on getting stronger.
    Yeah, I have been trying to keep the calories low and have a pretty decent caloric deficit. I want to shed as much fat as possible since summer is coming. After I got rid of some fat, I had planned on bumping up the calories and focusing on getting bigger/stronger.

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