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    You're looking great man, you must feel awesome.

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    Lookin good man
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjoe View Post
    You sir are a smart man! I remember that post well! Good call.
    Nope, not so restless except at night (trouble falling asleep sometimes, no stress either).
    I dropped PB from 32 g to 24 g
    whole eggs from 6 to 4
    and nuts from 60 g to 45 g

    Perhaps I will put them back to those original values starting tomorrow and going through next week and see how it affects me.

    My training partner is maintaining strength a bit better than me right now and I KNOW his fats are higher.

    As far as Daves post, I definately store fat easier.
    Ah yes I have a mind like a steel trap..just sometimes it closes a bit early lol.
    Going back to those origional fat values seems like a significant increase. I'm interested to see what that also does with the minor muscle loss issue.
    It's just not the same not seeing you lift 3x's body weight.
    I can imagine that if this does increase your strenght, that you will drop fat even faster because of the workload put on the muscle.
    Good stuff.

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    Cra-Z - Thank you and yeah, I feel pretty good. I haven't learned my body 100% yet as some mornings I feel fat, smooth and like I never trained a day in my life. Then at night, I feel full, vascular and as lean as a guy with 15% bf can feel.

    crou - Thanks bro! Just pluggin' away.

    Toddbz - It is a bit of a jump but maybe that'll be good? If not it's only a week and a half, and I'm not straying from the diet (coming out of ketosis) so if things do not look better, I should be able to pull back pretty easily. Just have to make sure I keep up with the cardio and all should be good.
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    I agree. Keep pluggin away man. It's working. Great job! Not only in the transformation, but you are learning so much about yourself. All that is easily translated to others.

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    K, Big arm day this morning. Little depressing training to "maintain" and know your not growing. Part of the game I suppose. Then this afternoon I did an unexpected 60 minutes on my stationary bike. Man, that dragged but felt good when I was done.

    Cheat night tonight and I'm trying a new place with the wife and some other friends. Italian place but not real sure what I'm gettin' yet. Always look forward to my weigh in on Sat nights cause that means I can average the week and see what's goin' on. I KNOW I'm down in weight as I hit 194.6 and 194.8 this week! We'll see what happens....
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    This weeks averages: 196.3 @ 15.6%

    What it means:
    weight.......down......1.0lbs
    BF%..........down......0.3%
    Fat...........down......0.75lbs
    Muscle......down......0.29lbs
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    6% down 6 more to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam McVey View Post
    6% down 6 more to go!
    Yeah Buddy (in my squeaky Ronnie voice)
    6 er maybe 7
    Damn it's gonna take a long time. Looking back over my records I'm averaging about .5% every week. That means another 12-14 weeks!! Holy SH*T!!
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    Haha, I have a pretty good Ronnie voice too. :P

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    So I hit the tredmill this afternoon with my Polar chest strap to check out my HR. Normally I just do about 60 minutes 3mph maybe 3.2 with no incline. If I go shorter (like 45 minutes) I may go 3mph with 3-4% incline. So just for giggles I wanted to see hwere I was at.
    I did 60 minutes with the speed set at 3.2 mph and (in the begining) I had the incline up to 7%! As my Hr climbed a bit I ended up bringing it back down to 5% but still at 3.2 mph. All this trial and error was to find some numbers that would keep me under 130 (per Dave). I would say (due to todays findings) most of my cardio was done under 100bpm.
    So apparently I need to be at about 3.2mph and 5% incline from now on. Perhaps this will speed things up a bit (hopefully not the small loss of muscle I keep seeing!)
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    I doubt that raising your heart rate to 130 will burn more muscle than what you're experiencing now. You'll still be way under that range. It's good that you're using a 'real' heart rate monitor. The ones on the cardio machines embelish IMO. Don't over facinate to get exactly to 130 all the time. 125-130 is a good range that will allow you to even catch your breath from time to time. Or grab a brink of water. You should see some interesting side effects by raising your bpm. Definitely will result in carry over in metabolism. Parhaps do your cardio sessions this week for 45 minutes so you don't adapt to quickly. Your body will think it's done 60 minutes while you sleep. As you get 'fitter' you may need to increase the speed to maintain that heart rate.

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    Good call on the 45 minutes all though I already did my 60 this am. Perhaps 45 the rest of the week. Now that I know about where I'm at, I don't even use the strap. I just set the tred at 3.2 mph and 5% incline. We'll see how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjoe View Post
    Good call on the 45 minutes all though I already did my 60 this am. Perhaps 45 the rest of the week. Now that I know about where I'm at, I don't even use the strap. I just set the tred at 3.2 mph and 5% incline. We'll see how it goes.
    You may want to use the strap 1-2 times a week (since you're doing cardio everyday) to keep your heart rate in check. You'll find that as you get 'used' to a particular cardio exercise your heart rate will drop way down. Plus using it (you already own one) is kind of a mental thing to help the dulldrum of a treadmill etc. Also with the monitor you can...dare I say...go outside. You may find that walking outside you tend to go much slower to get that heart rate, since you don't have the constant motion of the treadmill to aid you. Works different muscles also.
    Leg night for me! Yea! Thanks for the tips.

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    Trouble is I hate wearing that damn thing! I will check in about 2 weeks or so. The worst that would happen is my body adapts and then my HR isn't as high as it may be now. That is OK as long as I don't go TOO high. If it drops a bit, I'm good.

    Did legs today already. Some highlights:
    Squats (close stance, real low) Top set 405 x 5
    Lying leg curl, 10 with the stack and 2 sets of 6 with an extra 25 pinned on
    RDLs top set 405 x 8 and finally
    45 sled (close stance feet low on platform (more quad) 6 a side x 12

    Pretty good day overall.
    Toddbz - Good luck wit dem wheels bro!!
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    hey man, sorry i haven't been on your ass, but it doesn't look like you need it! you doing great and your last pictures show that you're getting lean!!! keep focused and you'll get there sooner then you think!!

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    how are you checking your bf% and are you checking your stats now? going back and reading your stats from the beginning and now you and i are very close in size! you kill me in strength but we started our diets at the same weight and bf% and we are dead even now!! you really are keeping me going and i can understand how you feel about getting weaker on lifts, but lean mass is holding up. it has to do with carbs and all the cardio! how much cardio are you doing now?

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