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« on: April 08, 2017, 03:22:03 PM »

Hello,

First and foremost, thanks for your time. I'm new here to the forum. I'm a twenty one year old male, currently active duty Army infantry/11 Bravo. I've been stationed in Colorado for the past three and a half years and am moving to Georgia for my next assignment in a couple days. I'm happy to be here, and happy to be able to talk with more people who are fitness oriented and people I can share my advice with and get advice from as well.

As for advice goes, I'm looking mostly for diet advice, as I feel that's been a major issue of mine. Even when I eat very clean and do well, I don't seem to cut much body fat. I get to around 10%, and I stay there forever. I can't seem to go below that. I can add muscle mass, but I stay the same in terms of body fat. I'm currently 196lbs at 6'0. I'm not currently taking steroids, although I have in the past - yet had the same problem with body fat. I really want to get into the best shape possible, as I do have aspirations of competing. This can be difficult at times, due to field training and having to work 24 hour shifts at times, but I really love bodybuilding, and I want to compete. It's something I am truly passionate about. I hope you guys/gals don't mind helping out with any knowledge you may have. Thank you, my friends.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 08:48:50 AM »

if you are not losing bodyfat you are eating too many calories, its as simple as that
Eat 2000 cals a day for two months and report back
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 08:51:45 AM »

if you are not losing bodyfat you are eating too many calories, its as simple as that
Eat 2000 cals a day for two months and report back

I've done that quite a few times for quite awhile. Same with trying 1,500 calories daily, and 1,800. Believe it or not, I've tried more than one method in my life before asking for advice. Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 09:42:31 AM »

I've done that quite a few times for quite awhile. Same with trying 1,500 calories daily, and 1,800. Believe it or not, I've tried more than one method in my life before asking for advice. Thanks.
then you cant count calories properly or are simply cheating on your diet...

You cant beat science mate.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 09:45:07 AM »

Counting calories is pretty easy, actually. And, no, I didn't cheat on it. I'm not trying to beat science, I'm telling you what I did - and I'm pretty certain you weren't there to be able to tell me I didn't do it. Again, I wouldn't have asked for help if I hadn't already tried multiple different avenues - counting calories being the easiest possible thing you can do.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 10:26:17 AM »

Counting calories is pretty easy, actually. And, no, I didn't cheat on it. I'm not trying to beat science, I'm telling you what I did - and I'm pretty certain you weren't there to be able to tell me I didn't do it. Again, I wouldn't have asked for help if I hadn't already tried multiple different avenues - counting calories being the easiest possible thing you can do.

How long did you sustain 1500/day?  That's pretty low for me and I'm 6'1"

Also, how much cardio did you do alongside that?  And did you make sure the cardio was in the right heart rate zone?
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2017, 10:37:09 AM »

I maintained that for around two months time. As for cardio, I was significantly more into running at the time, so I would usually hit hill sprints, heavy sled pushes, or a few miles at a fast pace daily. I tried to keep my heart rate close to or at 170BPM to increase cardiovascular endurance at a good speed - a critical component for the APFT and generally morning PT. I cut weight, a good amount being body fat. I dropped to 7%, which was fantastic. But, my strength went down drastically, and deadlifting 315 was nearly impossible for me. Same with squatting above 250 or benching over 180. Generally, my performance went down drastically in all aspects except for running. That's the issue I run into mainly - I either eat too little, and lose what I've worked to get, or I eat apparently too much to lose fat, but can still gain muscle. I always get locked at around 195 and stay there.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2017, 10:37:31 AM »

Counting calories is pretty easy, actually. And, no, I didn't cheat on it. I'm not trying to beat science, I'm telling you what I did - and I'm pretty certain you weren't there to be able to tell me I didn't do it. Again, I wouldn't have asked for help if I hadn't already tried multiple different avenues - counting calories being the easiest possible thing you can do.

OK, I cant help you then, maybe you need to pay a personal trainer $500 a month to take the piss out of you for a few months blowing smoke up your ass and telling you not to mix protein and carbs and to eat only avocados and beef dripping.

do what you like.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 10:40:33 AM »

OK, I cant help you then, maybe you need to pay a personal trainer $500 a month to take the piss out of you for a few months blowing smoke up your ass and telling you not to mix protein and carbs and to eat only avocados and beef dripping.

do what you like.

You're not really helping me in the first place. You're telling me what I've done, despite me telling you exactly what happened. You were not there, nor have you ever met me. Seems silly to be so sure "I know you did this". All you, personally, have accomplished thus far is being a smart ass and providing the most generic advice in the planet like "Count calories". Obviously, mate. I'm not eating pizza, burgers and mass gainer all day because protein is all that matters. You're literally only talking down to me, which isn't what I'd classify as helping.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2017, 09:26:51 PM »

You're not really helping me in the first place. You're telling me what I've done, despite me telling you exactly what happened. You were not there, nor have you ever met me. Seems silly to be so sure "I know you did this". All you, personally, have accomplished thus far is being a smart ass and providing the most generic advice in the planet like "Count calories". Obviously, mate. I'm not eating pizza, burgers and mass gainer all day because protein is all that matters. You're literally only talking down to me, which isn't what I'd classify as helping.

its because thats all you need to do, if you tried it and it didnt work then you either cant count or you didnt follow it.

I dont know what it is about this that you cant grasp.
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2017, 10:55:49 PM »

Okay, if you're so sure you were counting properly, do this:

For three weeks, eat four plain, unseasoned, baked chicken breasts a day

With each of those chicken breasts have fout teaspoons olive oil.

Report back on day 22.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2017, 10:56:58 PM »

If you're going to extend that past three weeks run a TRT dose of test
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 11:51:32 AM »

You're not really helping me in the first place. You're telling me what I've done, despite me telling you exactly what happened. You were not there, nor have you ever met me. Seems silly to be so sure "I know you did this". All you, personally, have accomplished thus far is being a smart ass and providing the most generic advice in the planet like "Count calories". Obviously, mate. I'm not eating pizza, burgers and mass gainer all day because protein is all that matters. You're literally only talking down to me, which isn't what I'd classify as helping.

As an American, do you call people "mate" a lot, mate?
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 11:53:37 AM »

Okay, if you're so sure you were counting properly, do this:

For three weeks, eat four plain, unseasoned, baked chicken breasts a day

With each of those chicken breasts have fout teaspoons olive oil.

Report back on day 22.

Exactly - if you're worried about being hungry, cut them in half and eat 8 times a day - every 90 mins to 2 hrs - followed by gallons of water/zero calorie whatever to fill out your stomach. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 11:56:09 AM »

Hello,

First and foremost, thanks for your time. I'm new here to the forum. I'm a twenty one year old male, currently active duty Army infantry/11 Bravo. I've been stationed in Colorado for the past three and a half years and am moving to Georgia for my next assignment in a couple days. I'm happy to be here, and happy to be able to talk with more people who are fitness oriented and people I can share my advice with and get advice from as well.

As for advice goes, I'm looking mostly for diet advice, as I feel that's been a major issue of mine. Even when I eat very clean and do well, I don't seem to cut much body fat. I get to around 10%, and I stay there forever. I can't seem to go below that. I can add muscle mass, but I stay the same in terms of body fat. I'm currently 196lbs at 6'0. I'm not currently taking steroids, although I have in the past - yet had the same problem with body fat. I really want to get into the best shape possible, as I do have aspirations of competing. This can be difficult at times, due to field training and having to work 24 hour shifts at times, but I really love bodybuilding, and I want to compete. It's something I am truly passionate about. I hope you guys/gals don't mind helping out with any knowledge you may have. Thank you, my friends.

Also, do American soldiers refer to duty periods as 'shifts' nowadays?  Huh  Times truly have changed, that term sounds so British.....
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 06:18:24 AM »

I maintained that for around two months time. As for cardio, I was significantly more into running at the time, so I would usually hit hill sprints, heavy sled pushes, or a few miles at a fast pace daily. I tried to keep my heart rate close to or at 170BPM to increase cardiovascular endurance at a good speed - a critical component for the APFT and generally morning PT. I cut weight, a good amount being body fat. I dropped to 7%, which was fantastic. But, my strength went down drastically, and deadlifting 315 was nearly impossible for me. Same with squatting above 250 or benching over 180. Generally, my performance went down drastically in all aspects except for running. That's the issue I run into mainly - I either eat too little, and lose what I've worked to get, or I eat apparently too much to lose fat, but can still gain muscle. I always get locked at around 195 and stay there.

That's normal, you're not going to have your powerliting numbers at 7%. The body wants to be heavier, conflicting goals.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 06:02:45 AM »

hard to believe that now days with all the info available people still have no clue about some things. or else they are just throwing out bs advice just because. this guy sounds like he really needs some positive advice. just cuz something worked for you doesnt mean it will for him. yes your body adapts to everything you throw at it eventually. im 53 years old. been lifting since i was 12. im 5ft 9 234 lbs. 12 percent bodyfat at the present time. not a guess its accurate with skin fold measurments. anyways the only true way to know about calories and weight reduction sounds simple. eat less then you burn. right? wrong! that can actually cause muscle wasting. not good. so heres what you need to do. stop training for a week. eat about 3000 calories a day for that same week. doesnt matter where they come from. now on monday ( cuz everyone knows you have to start on a monday. lol ) take your temperature before you get out of bed. it should be between 97.8 and 98.2 ( doctors will say 97.2 and 98.2 )  soo now if its in range then you are eating enough to maintain normal thyroid function. then drop 300 calories  from your diet and check for the next 3 days. if its still in range then drop another 300 calories and recheck in 3 days. do this until your temperature does go below 97.8. then look back and see what calorie level you were at to maintain normal thyroid function. so thats how many calories your body needs to be normal. now start your workouts again( weight training no cardio its a waste of time and muscle) so now you just created a calorie defecite with the weight training BUT your body doesnt know it cuz your nkeeping it within range. now after a few weeks it will catch up so thats when you include the eac stack 3 times a day. its really just that simple. your calories can come from good carbs fats and proteins. most people will get a quicker result if its mostly fats and proteins with a re feed once a week. always include a refeed every week no matter what system you use. so there you go.
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 12:34:02 PM »



Everyone is wasting their breath here.  He didn't log  in again after 9 April, so all of our love was wasted.... Cry Cry
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2017, 11:18:39 AM »

hard to believe that now days with all the info available people still have no clue about some things. or else they are just throwing out bs advice just because. this guy sounds like he really needs some positive advice. just cuz something worked for you doesnt mean it will for him. yes your body adapts to everything you throw at it eventually. im 53 years old. been lifting since i was 12. im 5ft 9 234 lbs. 12 percent bodyfat at the present time. not a guess its accurate with skin fold measurments. anyways the only true way to know about calories and weight reduction sounds simple. eat less then you burn. right? wrong! that can actually cause muscle wasting. not good. so heres what you need to do. stop training for a week. eat about 3000 calories a day for that same week. doesnt matter where they come from. now on monday ( cuz everyone knows you have to start on a monday. lol ) take your temperature before you get out of bed. it should be between 97.8 and 98.2 ( doctors will say 97.2 and 98.2 )  soo now if its in range then you are eating enough to maintain normal thyroid function. then drop 300 calories  from your diet and check for the next 3 days. if its still in range then drop another 300 calories and recheck in 3 days. do this until your temperature does go below 97.8. then look back and see what calorie level you were at to maintain normal thyroid function. so thats how many calories your body needs to be normal. now start your workouts again( weight training no cardio its a waste of time and muscle) so now you just created a calorie defecite with the weight training BUT your body doesnt know it cuz your nkeeping it within range. now after a few weeks it will catch up so thats when you include the eac stack 3 times a day. its really just that simple. your calories can come from good carbs fats and proteins. most people will get a quicker result if its mostly fats and proteins with a re feed once a week. always include a refeed every week no matter what system you use. so there you go.
pics or no 234 at 12%
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2017, 03:27:13 PM »

no reason to post pics. this post isnt about me . plus posting pics for what? so some gay guy on here can use them to masturbate to? or some other guys use them to send to others to pretend thats its him? if this site was really what its supposed to be, a bodybuilding site for bodybuilders , that would be different. but its not. to many people on here are jerks. now if i started a post about me and wanted peoples honest opinion then yes i would post a pic and take my chances. but as of now i wont. and no im not a fake. i just dont see the need just cuz someone wants to see me. hell  idont even wear tank tops. im not a show off guy. im comfortable with my build. ive even been accused of having calf implants!! lol. ive worked hard for my build. it gets harder the older i get. the body doesnt respond at 50 like it did at 40 and 40 doesnt respond like 30 and so on.
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2017, 11:54:03 PM »

  Bye then don't slam the door on the way out
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