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Old 12-17-2006, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dropping all the weight

I just dropped from 230 to 209 using hydroxycut hardcore. Now im kinda stuck, not dropping much weight at all. I still have plenty of weight to burn off. Whats the best way to get the last 15-20 pounds gone?

Also, is it possible to drop fat weight while building muscle? Or should i stick to one or the other for a while?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Through all of my bodybuiding experience its hard to do both unless you have a very fast metabolism. Bulk for a while then cut weight is my philosophy. Good luck
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Also, is it possible to drop fat weight while building muscle? Or should i stick to one or the other for a while?
Muscle burns fat. Keep up the cardio and don't ignore the weights. Muscle takes a lot of calories so they won't be stored as fat. The more muscle you have the higher your metabolism can be.

Just a small tip: When you do cardio, do intervals. For example, if you run, run at a comfortable pace for 2 minutes, then run your fastest and hardest for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Then just keep repeating this sequence. The key is explosive change of heart rate, its gonna help you burn fat a lot faster.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hey i appreciate your help guys. Another question: I see all these workout plans and meal guides and stuff all over the internet and in every health magazine. I have followed a few but with little to no results. I always get the initial pump, but then im back to nowhere the next day. I hear you cant work out the same muscle everyday because you need some recovery time. But i remember in high school the football guys would work out every muscle every day because the coaches had them doing it, and they were all huge, just like the coaches. so im lost as to how i should work out.
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah...for years I heard, do not work out the same muscle two days in a row. Give the muscle time to repair. But recently I read something that said, its okay to work out the same muscle everyday, ignore the whole recovery rule. If you think about it, it does make sense though. Think about big construction workers for example, picking up heavy pieces everyday and they get huge (I know my friend did). Those guys do not take no "recovery days," except for weekends maybe.

I personally still give my body recovery days because I try my best to avoid injury. I never want to over-train and then get hurt. If you do decide to workout a muscle everyday make sure you get A LOT of protein or else you're not giving your muscle the best chance to repair quickly.
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I personally still give my body recovery days because I try my best to avoid injury. I never want to over-train and then get hurt. If you do decide to workout a muscle everyday make sure you get A LOT of protein or else you're not giving your muscle the best chance to repair quickly.[/quote]

You hit the nail on the head there. When you work out you intend to cause as much stress to your muscles as possible. You could do that every day to the same muscles if you wanted to, but injuries would come faster than you think. Plus gains come much slower if you don't give your muscles time to rebuild.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So how much is A LOT of protein? How many grams per pound should i be taking in? Right now im drinking about 2 shakes a day of Dymatize Elite whey protein, they are 23grams a scoop and im doing 2 scoops shake. Also, im drinking 1 drink a day of Dymatize Epand w/ nitrix oxide. and im currently on my second cyle of hydroxycut hardcore.

heres the daily:

=wake up and eat a big breakfast at 8:30, then pop in 2
hydroxycut

=eat a light lunch at 11:00

=Whey protine shake w/2 scoops early afternoon

=few hours later take a 2scoop creatine w/nitrix drink and 3 hydroxycut then head to the gym.

=drink one last protein shake w/2 scoops right after the gym

=around 10-11pm have one last light snack

So does that sound like a promising setup or am i going a little bit overboard on the supplements? I work alot on the weekends mounting tires so thats some decent cardio and i dont work out on weekends so those are my rest days.
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general rule of thumb is 1 gram per pound of bodyweight
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