chadlius88

Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Apr 16) 183.1 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: Burn fat and gain Lean muscle mass
performance: gaining 1.4 lb a week

Hey everyone, My name is Chad

I'm a 27 year old Marine Engineer living in central New England.

I have struggled with being overweight since the age of 8, and have been up and down from Obese to just overweight my whole life, I was so young the last time that I was thin that I don't even remember what it feels like.

On July 15 2013 my brother in law who is a bodybuilder randomly called me and asked if I would like to go to the gym with him, I agreed.


Since that day I have been borderline obsessed with bodybuilding, I haven't skipped a day at the gym yet, and I do not plan to.


I am all about passing the knowlege that I have gained onto others, so if you have any questions about my lifestyle please don't hesitate to ask!

FatSecret member since: 31 Jul 13

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KETO MISTAKES: EAT MORE FAT to LOSE WEIGHT. The TRUTH about a KETOGENIC DIET for FAT LOSS
jimmiepop wrote:
chadlius88 wrote:
Cory Gregory is kind of a freak of nature anyways. I'm not really sure if all of his screws are in the right places sometimes. Successful dude though, and super strong.


Yep. Good ol West Virginia boy. That's exactly who my buddy was following. Cory "borrowed" the SED idea from this guy Matthew Perryman, who literally wrote the book a few years back. Great stuff. (If you want it, hit me up and I will send the pdf.) That led me to this guy John Broz, in Vegas, who is producing all these world class lifters. Those f##kers squat to a max; 12 times per week. I ended up running a sort of combo program that I designed myself, but the centerpiece was squatting to a heavy single "training max" every day. Loved it. Totally unsustainable for me.


Those guys are also eating an ungodly amount of food. The majority of my strength has come from training with the Westside Barbell conjugate method. I had a lot of fun with it.
posted 21 Apr 2016, 14:15
KETO MISTAKES: EAT MORE FAT to LOSE WEIGHT. The TRUTH about a KETOGENIC DIET for FAT LOSS
philmck wrote:
chadlius88 wrote:
Cutting is a bodybuilding/powerlifting term for losing fat while sparing as much muscle mass as possible. I took the question mark as you asking what the word was referring to.

If I ate LCHF @ 1200 calories or less per day for any extended period of time I'd lose a good portion of the muscle mass that I've worked for over the last 3 years.


I don't know how much LBM I've lost since I started my diet back in June, I've never really been concerned about adding muscle bulk. That might change, I don't know, my priority has been to drop the weight and drop clothes sizes.


which you've done an excellent job at. I'd never deny your success.
posted 21 Apr 2016, 14:13
KETO MISTAKES: EAT MORE FAT to LOSE WEIGHT. The TRUTH about a KETOGENIC DIET for FAT LOSS
jimmiepop wrote:
chadlius88 wrote:

If I want to cut faster I just up the intensity of my workouts and add morning fasted cardio. No need to change the diet. Creating the same deficit as you I suppose. But at least I'm not trying to stay satiated on 1200 cals. Eek.


Brother, I assure you that there is no such thing as "satiated" on 1200 for me. Not suggesting this is a happy experience. I hear you on the fasted cardio and agree. I typically save that, along with any other special measures, for the home stretch. It takes a f##kton of cardio for me to make up for 600K/day. And I hate it. Also agree on the workout intensity. Most hardcore I attempted on that was when I got succored by my 26 yo gym buddy into running that Squat Every Day program. Ran it for 30+ days on a dare and never dropped fat faster, but I pretty much gave up everything else. Totally unfit for human consumption and falling asleep at my desk...


Cory Gregory is kind of a freak of nature anyways. I'm not really sure if all of his screws are in the right places sometimes. Successful dude though, and super strong.
posted 21 Apr 2016, 14:02
KETO MISTAKES: EAT MORE FAT to LOSE WEIGHT. The TRUTH about a KETOGENIC DIET for FAT LOSS
philmck wrote:
I'm never hungry, I have to remind myself to eat on IF days. Cutting? I lost fourteen pounds in the last 18 days, but I'm not bothering to record it because my next weigh-in isn't till June.


Cutting is a bodybuilding/powerlifting term for losing fat while sparing as much muscle mass as possible. I took the question mark as you asking what the word was referring to.

If I ate LCHF @ 1200 calories or less per day for any extended period of time I'd lose a good portion of the muscle mass that I've worked for over the last 3 years.
posted 21 Apr 2016, 13:26
KETO MISTAKES: EAT MORE FAT to LOSE WEIGHT. The TRUTH about a KETOGENIC DIET for FAT LOSS
jimmiepop wrote:
chadlius88 wrote:


1200 cals? whew! that's hardcore!!! I never go below 1800 calories.....ever. Laughing


Maybe; but I am not the only one. Faster is better (for me). The most important thing I learned on my last cut was that I can tolerate MUCH bigger deficits than anyone recommends. And frankly, I think we all can. Candidates survive brutal conditions in Ranger School with no sleep on <1000K/day for weeks. The former CO in Iraq ate once a day, at night, after a 5 mile run. The more I looked, the more I noticed top performers in highly demanding, often physical roles making a practice of undereating and/or extreme dietary discipline. I even found a study with a fat guy who ate NOTHING for a year in a lab environment. Water, vitamins, etc. Dropped from massive to normal weight. Didn't "destroy his metabolism" or any of that horses##t. Even the HCG diet ladies, who are as far from the Rangers as one can imagine, get down to 600/day.

If you can get your mind right, you can cut very fast. I had 50# in fat to drop. No interest in spending a year on it, as everyone recommends. Took me 6 months-ish, even with numerous mistakes and multiple, uh, unplanned "refeeds." It's definitely possible to go faster than that. I found a guy dropping about 3.5# fat/week to whom I benchmarked. Pacing at .3/day right now, after blowing diet twice in last 21 days. Squatting 5 X 245# top set (vs. 8 X 265 PR), so taking some losses, but still fending the curl bros off the squat rack...


If I want to cut faster I just up the intensity of my workouts and add morning fasted cardio. No need to change the diet. Creating the same deficit as you I suppose. But at least I'm not trying to stay satiated on 1200 cals. Eek.
posted 21 Apr 2016, 13:00
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29 April 2016

I decided to post my strength training philosophy in the "Gym Rats Cutting and Bulking!" group forum. Anyone in the group that's interested should go ...

28 April 2016

Day 18 of my re-composition phase. Higher calorie day today due to activity. 35 minutes on the elliptical before sunrise this morning and a deadlift ...

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