Ex football player, trying to lean up! Diet & Exercise questions.
who did you play for? how about some pics?
can you pick your walk up to a jog, or are you still only good for 20 powerful heavy bone crushing steps at speed?
I am around a few bucs players each week, and they are just dang huge. One is retired for years, and he has arms like my legs, and I've got some serious legs for my body.
Let's see whatcha got, and ............ SWEAT DAILY!
an easy one goal- Ironman 09.
Your wrong. You need to be training just has hard and even harder in the weight room.
Even without pics, i am quite confident you have lots of muscle mass under your frame. All you need is a slight calorie deficit + heavy weight lifting + regular scheduled cardio and patience and you will turn into a shredded beast.
Read around the stickies in the weight lifting + nutrition section and then come back with some more specific questions.
Figure out your maintenance calories, etc.
This is me just before my senior season at The University of Arizona (on the right).
And me in my junior season at The University of Arizona in our game vs. USC.
Read my above post. You definetly have muscle mass under there, you want to keep weight training and keep the weights heavy to retain all muscle possible while losing fat.
As for the diet, calculate your BMR and subtract 500 from that, and thats how many calories you could be eating to lose 1lb or more a week. stay away from processed foods, junk food, soda, and since your a football player..and from that picture i'd say you guys are heavy party drinkers LOL, so better minimize the alcohol.
Just keep your diet clean. Whole foods. Eggs, meat, veggies, fruits, whole wheat breads.
Check out the nutritional stickies for more information on foods and crap.
I just did the BMR thing and subtracted 20% as it suggested... came up with about 3500 calories daily. Also checked out LV's shopping list. Definitely cleared some things up for me. At what point during my weight loss should I re-evaluate my BMR?
Once weight loss stops, you can try taking off another 200or so, and/or increasing the exercise. But that shouldn't be for a while.
Originally Posted by ahawes
Wow man, University of Arizona. D1 football college. Good job
How much did you bench/squat/40 yard dash in your prime?
My best 40 was a 4.9 as a soph. in college. Best bench was 425. My best squat was in the 550 range.
How has the diet been going?
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