Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jan 15) 174.6 lb
Goal Weight:170.0 lb
following: Burn fat and gain Lean muscle mass
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Hey everyone, My name is Chad

I'm a 26 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.

My brother in law has taught me clean eating, nutrition, and macromanipulation to aid me in my journey and it has worked well.

Though I will never be satisfied with my fitness level, I have decided on a goal weight of 170 lbs, and a deadline of 6 months to accomplish it. Once 6 months have passed I will be posting progress photos for the world to see. - COMPLETE 12/29/2013

01/31/2014 - New goal of 180 lbs by March 17, 2014 (lean muscle mass gains) 3-17-14 Made it to 179 lbs.

3-17-14 - New goal of 165 lbs. while retaining any muscle gains from my bulk.

6-20-14 - Back in bulking status, plan on bulking for another 12 weeks, no weight goal.

8-24-14 - Bulk has been cut short by 1 week, but I hit 182 lbs. Starting a 6 week transformation challenge today, will post results after my final weigh-in. Most Likely I will stay the course until I hit my original goals.

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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  Lose 15+ by Dec 31st
status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 13
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Before and After, anyone?
I did it during my last bulk, and now I'm cutting on a 2300 cal diet, vice 1800 last time. This proves 2 things, 1: I gained muscle in my last bulk, and 2: improved my metabolism.
posted 23 Jan 2015, 12:47
Before and After, anyone?
Gaining muscle without gaining weight=impossible. Gaining muscle while gaining minimum fat=very possible. If you've spent a significant amount of time eating 1200 cals per day, the best thing to do is add 100-200 cals per week, expect a sudden rise in weight because you will retain water, glycogen, etc. continue doing this (while weight training and doing SOME cardio) until you start to see a steady .5 lb. to 1 lb. gain per week. then stop adding calories and continue with that caloric intake until you are satisfied with muscle gains. You WILL gain small amounts of fat back during the muscle building process, its impossible not to, but you can minimize it. Another thing that can help with this is to drop carbs off and replace them with good fats on days that you aren't lifting. There is no such thing as a one size fits all diet, so you will have to figure out what works best for you.
posted 23 Jan 2015, 10:48
What is Breakdown Calories?!
Elliecook, Why would you eat a bag of potato chips to top off your calorie requirement when you could fry up some sweet potato slices in a little bit of olive oil?

Why would you have a McDonalds cheeseburger to get those last few hundred calories that you need when you could have an almond butter sandwich on natural oatmeal bread from the local bakery?

Why have a can of soda when you can have some pineapple slices and a glass of water?
posted 09 Jan 2015, 08:45
What is Breakdown Calories?!
ebivr, Have you looked at my weight history? I bodybuild, and I gain 10-20 lbs on purpose on 3-4 month cycles in order to gain muscle, and I do NOT eat any junk food while doing this. The 'Key' To weight gain is to eat more calories than you burn. Doing this with healthy whole foods doesn't mean "eating 500 calories of lettuce" It means I say again, eating more calories than you burn. Following what celebrities do to gain or lose weight is not a good idea at all. They are willing to destroy their bodies in order to make money.
posted 09 Jan 2015, 07:15
weight training
I appreciate the education Corifeo. Thanks.
posted 08 Jan 2015, 13:40
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30 January 2015

Last Night's Workout: Legs Wide Stance Squat: 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 reps Narrow Stance Squat: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 reps Superset Hack Squat: 30, 25, 20, ...

29 January 2015

Last Night's Workout: Back/Abs Chin-Up: 20, 15, 10, 10, 5 reps Underhand Cable Pulldowns: 5, 10, 10, 15, 20 reps Superset Leverage Iso Row: 20, ...

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