Glad to have you, Echotech!
Great stories and what a great challenge this seems to be shaping out to be!Show contentNow, I would like to join, but my prob.; if you can call it that; is somewhat different. You see, I'm thinking that at 1.80/103 - 106 I'm getting too small.Let me explain: I've always seen and treated my body as tool for the job. The job in broad sense has been the number one activity I've been engaged with. When running was my sport it was important to keep body weight around 68 - 72 kilos, a good weight for strength driven runner in 200 - 800 meters. When I turned into powerlifting 125+ was and is the only class for guys of length, really. With my basic structure the muscle and bulk needed to make that weight took years and years of hard work. And I made it barely (well, honestly, I made 115 - 120) whilst keeping some kind of muscle/fat ratio going. Now, getting older (55 coming up next) in the past 8 months or so I've come to terms that I won't be making total PR's anymore. That with IPSC and Timbersports have meant that I've been slacking. I've been missing meals, having lazy workouts etc. After all, 3xl shirts still fit tight in back and I can bench 145 - 150 on any given day and twice on Sunday, right? Well, wrong! Did a bit testing today, could bench 135 without stop. Not good, not good at all. Also took a look, a real look on how the shirt I was putting on after shower fitted. Stretching to the limit around chest and shoulders? Hmm, you wish! To sum this ramble up: yes, I've dropped weight, by trousers and belts are loose at the waist and frankly my speed in an IPSC stage has increased. But I feel that I'm losing upper body muscle and strength fast, and at my age that is not a good thing. Once it is gone, it is almost impossible to get it back, - without chemistry that is - and as the eternal blue eyed optimist I don't belong to the everything but the kitchen sink school of thought. So, should you accept me into this challenge my goal for December; or the coming 3 weeks at least would be to run a modified Westside Circa-max cycle, get some numbers up, eat and train like a power athlete, whilst also maintaining IPSC and Timbersport basis and have fun while doing it!
I think you can join and add to the motivation pool.
Thank you! I'm turning on my Lope Delk mode today and going into full gear come Tuesday
I was hoping this was going to be a more long term thread with people posting their weight/loss once a week for as long as was needed to reach their goal.With any additional information about whatever they had been doing.
This is a great idea and I wish you all the best of luck in losing some weight and feeling healthier !
That's what it will be for December.
It’s going to take a lot longer than December to lose my excess timber.I will join in if a weekly report is acceptable as I believe weighing yourself everyday is not recommended when trying the lose weight.
Do you have any tips regarding weight and rep range for gaining muscle mass? I only have access to dumbbells and a mat and when I trained regularly I went to the gym so I'm not useed to more minimalist training.
This is a brilliant idea for challenge, been eyeing it for a few days. Just a quick question, I could do this while attending the EDC in DEC right?I have been doing some restrictive diet on limiting my carbs intake, but the weight loss is going slower than I would like. It's time to turn it up a few notches.
Usually you can only get a badge for one challenge at a time but I think we could make an exception for this one since it it is a non tool challenge.
Respect to you all , It is not easy but each and eveyone of you CAN do it. Thank you for sharing such personal stories. Lots of curage to begin this process. I'll be following you all along this journey sending enourmous energy to each of you.
Respect to you all , It is not easy but each and everyone of you CAN do it. Thank you for sharing such personal stories. Lots of courage to begin this process. I'll be following you all along this journey sending enormous energy to each of you.