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Question for Former Fatties

Now that the first major plateau has hit and newb losses have ended, what can I expect.

I started in late november @ 6’1" around 230lbs (fat, no muscle). With diet, cardio and lifting I am now 194, but results are coming much more slowly. In fact I barely see them.

My goal was that within 1 year I wanted to be free of ‘jiggle.’ I wanted to be able to look in the mirror and see tight skin everywhere. My arms/back/shoulders/chest are pretty solid, and my legs have thinned out (went from 38 to 34 or even 32 waist), but I still have a flabby belly and love handles, some thigh fat and a bit of a fatty butt. I have no idea how I will meet my goal in just over 4 months time.
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Pics from WA State Open v 2nd place

Took 2nd in men’s middle weight open class. Pretty happy with it although I really wanted a win… next year I guess. Here are some pics, most are from the night show I wish the photographer from Muscular Development posted more from pre-judging but he must have liked my routine.



More pics on the MD website under the WA state championship

far right my girlfriend took 3rd in womens open tall
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Bulking up…read the stickys but…

I’ve been working out consistently everyday at work for the last 2 months and have definitely been seeing results. However, I think I need to do more to increase muscle mass. Would creatine help with that? I currently dont take it now but I have significantly increased my protein intake.

Regarding protein, what is a good protein supplement (Optimum?) and a good place to buy it? None of the sites in the sticky seemed to have it. Also, how important is creatine? Does that have any effect on bulking aside from the fact that it enhances muscle performance?
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Nutrition EDU

There was so much information that I now have to split into multiple post

The same questions come back over and over again so I wanted to make an EDU about it. Feel free to add a comment or PM me if there are mistakes or stuff to add. I might add links to some resources or to my sources, just ask for it and I’ll look it up and add it. If there are terms you don’t understand, use Google and Wikipedia, this crazy website for geeks () THEN ask questions.

A huge influence on your progress will be your nutrition. Training is usually the one thing people talk about but nutrition is almost always overlooked. People know how many miles per gallon their car does, but now how much cals they have to eat to maintain their weight. Some people can get amazing results in spite of what they’re doing (eating, training, etc). We shouldn’t try to do what they do. Genetics doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about it, it means that you’ll have to work harder to get it. Part of being what you want to be is doing stuff you don’t really want to do.

It’s also not necessary to get some food every 2-3 hours. As long as you’re getting at least 3-4 “feedings” (both meals and snacks) everyday, it’s fine. Continue reading Nutrition EDU