go Jason- you can do it!
go Jason- you can do it!
Discipline and advice from experienced trainers who have achieved this physique is probably your best bet.
I somehow doubt that the $$$ is going to help hugely, maybe a bit, but it's down to how much you want it.
Or you can achieve the 1 ab look like me, a tubby belly
For a gymnast though, it may not be so bad.
The toughest and craziest workout I have read about though was what Kurt Angle did to prepare for the 1996 olympics freestyle wrestling competition where he won 2 gold medals with a broken freakin' neck!
I don't remember the specifics of the workout, but I remember being in complete shock while reading it.
Anyway, I found the lean and cut physique that I'm a total fan of that blows them all away...
Do a quick Google search on...WWE wrestler John Morrison. He even has some workout tips that he gives out posted on Youtube. I must warn you though, he kind of stays in his WWE bad guy character while he's talking through his workouts. This John Morrison guy is lean and cut better than anybody I have ever seen before! I mean does this guy even have any body fat on him at all?!
Last edited by Jason Salamone; Oct. 17/09 at 05:32 PM.
I say focus on exercise and eating natural foods, see what happens.
Well i guess my opinion differs from alot of people here, but that bottom guy looks horrible, again just my opinion. Everyone likes what they like. I dont ever want to look like that!
I wanted to share with you all my updated workout routine.
My eating is immaculate...I'm doing Paleo.
I'm 36. Weigh 180 lbs. Body Fat percentage is 18%. I'm 5'9" tall.
My goal is to be at least 20 pounds leaner by March 7th 2010.
Here's my routine...
15 min warm-up on elliptical
Then Weights (Hypertrophy):
Sat- Arms (Biceps, Triceps)
After each muscle group, I then hit the Treadmill (no incline) for 21 mins of HIIT and 5 min cool down:
2 mins steady pace, then 1 min sprint, then repeat until 21 mins is complete, which gives me 7 cycles of HIIT.
(I'm not ready for 1 minute slow and 1 min fast yet, but working my way there)
(Then I go back in the PM)
I hit the treadmill for 35 mins followed by a 5 min cooldown.
I set it at an extremely steep incline and do a steady pace.
Every 4 minutes I jack up the pace just a little bit from 3.5 rpms to 4.0 rpms for 1 min, and then back to 3.5 rpms :
So the speed between minutes 1-4, 5-9, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 34-35 are at 3.5 rpms.
And the speed between minutes 4-5, 9-10, 14-15, 19-20, 24-25, 29-30, and 34-35 are at speed 4.0 rpms.
Then of course followed by a 5 min cooldown.
Then I do a static stretch routine that stretches just about every muscle in my lower body and legs...
usually takes me 15 mins.
On Sundays, I do 1 hour of moderate cardio routine (same as what I do in the PM during the rest of the week). Again, finished of by my static stretch routine.
***I started this on the Monday before Christmas, and I already lost 3-4 pounds and noticed my stomach starting to gradually tighten up already.
So what do you all think?
Last edited by Jason Salamone; Dec. 29/09 at 04:59 PM.
Ok, wtf...I'm frustrated. At this point my BFP stayed the same at 18%, but my weight went back up 4 lbs!
I'm really really frustrated! My eating habits are top-notch/immaculate too...I have been very disciplined and consistent. WTF?!?!
Anybody have any thoughts or ideas?
I don't want to gain muscle if it means that I'm not going to lose fat at a much better rate.
I don't want to deplete muscle mass, but I don't want to get bulky, just miore lean, cut, and shredded
Happy New Year to all by the way!
Last edited by Jason Salamone; Jan. 03/10 at 05:49 PM.
Jason, stop putting so much emphasis on weight and start looking at other biometrics. Measure your arms, chest (expanded and un-expanded), waist (around the belly button), thighs and, preferably, start measuring your body fat with calipers. You may very well have lost fat. Do your pants feel looser?
Report back in another month.
You know I talk to so many people that are Exercise Physiologists, Personal Trainers, Crossfit Trainer, Body Builders, etc...all very experience, credible, and successful in their fields. One will tell me HIIT is the best cardio to do for fat burn, while the next will tell me that steady pace but longer duration cardio is the best for fat burn. (Keep in mind and assume that my diet and weight training are all in place). So as far as the best cardio to do for fat burn seems to be a big mystery still, so I figured I do both...HIIT right after my weight training in the AM, and steady pace longer duration cardio later on in the PM.
What are all your thoughts on this???