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    Worlds Strongest Man

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    this is awesome, i thought my 1 arm 70lb push press was good... can't imagine how much this guy eats each day.

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    That guy is a machine, amazing!

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    Zydrunas Savickas is a strong man, Ive watched him closely over the last through years win various competitions, etc

    This is better though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AuIURhCoAA
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    American-born Brian Shaw is also very good. There are many good Strongmen out there.

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    The guy is really awesome. I think he wont need jack stand whenever his tires become flat.

    Btw I think the background music is from the pirates of the Caribbean right?

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    I just he was going to ... (tyres)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchiesame View Post
    The guy is really awesome. I think he wont need jack stand whenever his tires become flat.

    Btw I think the background music is from the pirates of the Caribbean right?
    Yeah I think so, I'm not sure!
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    Incredible strength that's for sure. Now let's see how much "endurance" he has to do things over and over lol.
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    I very nearly got into Strongman, as a sport, but I went to a few events, and all the competitors were, well, all fat. Seemed the fatter they were, the stronger they were. Sure they were strong as oxes, but they were carrying a LOT of fat on them too, which isn't healthy or long term sustainable.

    These guys are eating around 7,000 calories a day, during the peak of their training, and they need that to build the level of muscle they need, but it also results in a lot of fat, which looked horrible, especially when they took their shirts off and they had man boobs flying all over the place.

    I did like the under 100kg weigh in Strongman events, as you had to be still strong, but also not carrying much body fat, as you needed the most muscle possible, and still get under the 100kg weigh in. The guys I saw compete in the under 100kg category, were ripped and super healthy.
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    I always liked Mark Henry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_He...lifting_career

    Not the #1 strongest, but up there.

    And he's got a lot of fat hanging on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    I always liked Mark Henry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_He...lifting_career

    Not the #1 strongest, but up there.

    And he's got a lot of fat hanging on him.
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    Thats incredible strength. I think men of these types are using some special diets. Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjohnsonfs View Post
    Thats incredible strength. I think men of these types are using some special diets. Correct?
    There are two locals where I live that are into the extreme heavy lifting but not as much as this. Ones diet is just chicken and potatos all day every day 4000 calories and eating 6 or so times a day. The other drinks a whey protein drink pre-workout and after workout with some other additives. Chicken and pasta for dinner and lunch along with salad and lowfat yogurt. Night time is high fiber cereal and fruit juice.

    I have been working out more and just eat what I normally do which is junk pretty much but replacing soda with water and chips with salad. I tried a workout specific diet and got sick of it so fast and didn't see the point in it unless you were specifically going to make a career out of it, which obviously these people do.

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    Holy heavens.. This dude has got the power of grizzly bear. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    . . . I have been working out more and just eat what I normally do which is junk pretty much but replacing soda with water and chips with salad.
    Just doing those things, your body will thank you.

    I've recently dropped 20kgs of fat. It took me 3mths of careful eating (with the help of a dietician), and 2 to 3 cardio sessions per day (swimming, walking and biking), with a heart rate monitor to keep the workouts in certain zones (for the walking and swimming), for maximum burning of fat for energy.

    When you get the eating right, drink heaps of water, and do the right kind of cardio at the right heart rate, the excess fat comes off pretty quick. I went from 26% body fat down to 10.5% body fat, dropping 20kgs of fat and adding 1.4kgs of lean muscle, and the blood pressure dropped from the high 140s down to the low 120s, which was the main thing.
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    I love this post.Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    Just doing those things, your body will thank you.

    I've recently dropped 20kgs of fat. It took me 3mths of careful eating (with the help of a dietician), and 2 to 3 cardio sessions per day (swimming, walking and biking), with a heart rate monitor to keep the workouts in certain zones (for the walking and swimming), for maximum burning of fat for energy.

    When you get the eating right, drink heaps of water, and do the right kind of cardio at the right heart rate, the excess fat comes off pretty quick. I went from 26% body fat down to 10.5% body fat, dropping 20kgs of fat and adding 1.4kgs of lean muscle, and the blood pressure dropped from the high 140s down to the low 120s, which was the main thing.
    I'm at 118kgs right now which is pretty big. Been getting in better shape in terms of stamina and energy levels in general though. I have always been one to be able to out pace others my size easily but I doubt that will last more than a few years before it finally gets to me physically. Family has a history of heart attacks so it's time to get my butt in gear.

    Congratulations on the weight loss. This thread is making me get a health check.

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    Me too bro. But I'm 108 Kg presently. Further I'm 6'1 Feet height. Just started my diet programme. Hope will see the results. Btw if possible please anyone tell me some diet tips

    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    I'm at 118kgs right now which is pretty big. Been getting in better shape in terms of stamina and energy levels in general though. I have always been one to be able to out pace others my size easily but I doubt that will last more than a few years before it finally gets to me physically. Family has a history of heart attacks so it's time to get my butt in gear.

    Congratulations on the weight loss. This thread is making me get a health check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchiesame View Post
    Me too bro. But I'm 108 Kg presently. Further I'm 6'1 Feet height. Just started my diet programme. Hope will see the results. Btw if possible please anyone tell me some diet tips
    The only thing I have really done so far for dieting is the salad and water, even if I'm not thirsty I have 4-5 bottles a day vs the 1 bottle a day. Then I found a light salad dressing that I liked along with some iceberg lettuce and ate a plate of that before dinner. Most of the calories taken in from it are mainly the dressing and if you using something light or strong, you don't need much. I get maybe an extra 30 calories on my plate from dressing if it's heavy and I eat half as much for dinner as I used to.

    Going to be making my own hardtack again too http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Hardtack people seem to hate the stuff but I have a taste for it no matter how simple it is to make (I usually just do 2 cups flour to 1 or less cups of water and just bake it ) Feels heavy in my stomach and while it's not exactly healthy it still beats me buying a bag of chips and eating the whole thing. Of course I make sure I'm eating right but I am slowly substituting crappy foods with low calorie stuff. Along with cut up apples with a 1 tsp of cinnamon and a shallow filling of water and microwave it till it turns to mush. I eat anything I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjohnsonfs View Post
    Thats incredible strength. I think men of these types are using some special diets. Correct?
    High amounts of proteins, low fat and just enough carbos to run such a machine... And at least 400mgs of testosterone and/or other steroids etc.
    My brother was in professional BB and powerlifting and I am working on it right now too. Anybody who did it knows that human body is not designed to be so strong. Unfortunately it's absolutely impossible to get to such level without using illegal supplements. So the key of the diet is... AS injections or pills(rarely because they mostly damage the liver a lot)

    Congrats to those who successfully works on losing weight. Bodybuilders have pretty good techniques to do it fast. They have to get lean before the competitions because while they develop the mass, they gain lots of fat. Work-out big muscle groups and run for 20-40 minutes 3-4 days a week and everything unneeded will disappear within few months while lean muscles will still be there
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriyK View Post
    Unfortunately it's absolutely impossible to get to such level without using illegal supplements. So the key of the diet is... AS injections or pills(rarely because they mostly damage the liver a lot)
    Depends what you want to do size and strengh are 2 different things...

    The excerises most of these people show off with is using the big muscle groups try getting them curling a dumbell with some serious weight...

    Theirs a lad in my local gym who can dead lift alot however him attempting to dumbell curl 12kg for 12 reps 3 sets basicly ends his training session with me 12kg is nothing...
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    Interesting watch, could you imagine even being half the strength of him

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    Have read somewhere..."If you were build like a bull then you will not need to take steroids. Though I think even the bulls have to take them because being the strongest man isn't easy thing. They are using massive weighs all day. Also your height will matter." Of course, he ate thousands of calories daily to be there, like we eat linux commands

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    Quote Originally Posted by dareORdie View Post
    Have read somewhere..."If you were build like a bull then you will not need to take steroids. Though I think even the bulls have to take them because being the strongest man isn't easy thing. They are using massive weighs all day. Also your height will matter." Of course, he ate thousands of calories daily to be there, like we eat linux commands

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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    Depends what you want to do size and strengh are 2 different things...

    The excerises most of these people show off with is using the big muscle groups try getting them curling a dumbell with some serious weight...

    Theirs a lad in my local gym who can dead lift alot however him attempting to dumbell curl 12kg for 12 reps 3 sets basicly ends his training session with me 12kg is nothing...
    That's mostly true about the small group excercises... Even though 12kg is unbelievable. Normally they do the same set of exercises as all the people plus pay some attention to their specific ones. High reps for them is a problem because of the size. So they do a lot of low reps or static* things.

    Static ones - my favorites. I read a book about one of the strongest people ever who was using those and who basically invented this type of training. He is Russian, but actually was living in US for many years after WW2. He was 5'5" and 166lb at maximum. Being so small the guy lifted a horse
    http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competit.../zassintro.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriyK View Post
    He was 5'5" and 166lb at maximum. Being so small the guy lifted a horse
    http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competit.../zassintro.htm
    It says he use to let boxers punch him in the stomach, Maybe you should watch this

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_%...ll%22_Richards

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    I pick things up and put them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchiesame View Post
    . . . Btw if possible please anyone tell me some diet tips
    Hmmm, here's some things that helped me -

    1. Count calories and create a caloric deficit.

    The average bloke's body will need around 2000 calaries a day just to function, even if they were lying on a couch watching TV all day, so if you eat less than that, your body will be forced to source energy from fat to make up for the deficit and this will shrink your fat cells and cause you to lose weight.

    You don't need to do any cardio to lose fat, and some dieticians suggest no cardio for some of their clients, as cardio just makes you hungry, with the body having to source energy, and some folks can't resist the hunger that results after cardio sessions, so they end up binge eating.

    I shredded 20kgs of fat from 26% body fat down to 10.5% body fat in around 3mths by working on a 3000 calorie per day deficit, after food and cardio workouts were taken into account. I tracked my food intake and cardio on an iPad app called MyNetDiary.

    I had 2 cardio sessions per day, with a 60 minute treadmill walk in the morning @ 120bpm and a 60 minute bike ride at night @ 100bpm. I was also eating around 1100 calories per day, giving me an approximate caloric deficit of around 3000 cals per day, when your DRI (Daily Recommended Intake of calories) and cardio sessions are taken into account, and that would be close on 250g of fat loss per day, give or take.

    For the first mth, I stumbled about a bit, with the fat dropping, but it wasn't until I got that MyNetDiary iPad app, and could plan out my food and cardio sessions, and see some hard numbers at the end of each day, that it all came together for me, and from then on the fat fell off fast. I dropped around 12kgs in the last mth alone, as I was on a 12 week program with this dietician I was seeing once a week, and she was tracking my results and whatnot.

    2. Drink lots of water, and no sugar drinks etc.

    This is obvious and has so many health benefits, too numerous to mention. Just replacing sugar drinks with water will be a huge positive for your body.

    3. Replace coffee with Green tea.

    Don't ask me how, but green tea is really good for you and can help in fat loss.

    3. Have a high fibre breakfast.

    I generally have around 23g of fibre in my breakfast, and this is great for keeping me feeling full, and helps the digestive system out to no end. For breakfast I'd have a shake in lite milk with 30g of psyillium husk added, 1 piece of rye toast and a green tea. I also have 250ml of water and 6 x 1500mg fish oil tablets. That breakfast gives me a good chunk of carbs, protein and fibre and easily gets me through my morning workout (swimming, walking or a bike session) up to lunch.

    4. Plan your meals -

    My meals are all planned out at least a week in advance, on my iPad app, MyNetDiary. My lunch and dinners looks like 150g of veges, 1 slice of rye bread and 100g of organic (no hormones etc) red meat. Sometimes I alternate organic chicken breasts in there instead of the red meat. That's the plate divided up into 3 with veges, meat and bread, so there's a good balance there. I also drink 250ml of water before each meal too. My snacks are yogurt mixed in with LSA and strawberries ontop, or an apple.

    5. Move your body -

    Your body loves movement, and a simple thing as a 30 minute gentle paced walk before breakfast, will do wonders for your body.

    So that's pretty much how I shred 20kgs of fat pretty quick. Hope that helps others, as it's such a fantastic feeling to go out in public wearing your new shirt that's an "L" or "M" (depending on the shirt maker) instead of "XXXL", tucked into your nice tight blue jeans, and show off a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchiesame View Post
    Me too bro. But I'm 108 Kg presently. Further I'm 6'1 Feet height. Just started my diet programme. Hope will see the results. Btw if possible please anyone tell me some diet tips
    Bob gave good advice above. Just wanted to say you can go to your doctor and he can tell your daily caloric usage based on factors of age, weight, sex, bmi, activity level, etc. Once you know the the number of calories your body uses every day you just want to take eat less calories than your needs. It really is that simple. Look for foods that are high in nutritional value, low in calories and fill you up. Eat multiple times a day and eat slowly to prevent overeating. My advice (not professional) is to reduce your caloric intake below your daily value to a set percentage you are comfortable with, then use exercise as a bonus to further increase your caloric differential.. not an excuse to eat more. And as said above, simple things like drinking water instead of sugar drinks will likely shave a few hundred calories off your daily diet at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaJae View Post
    . . . Once you know the the number of calories your body uses every day you just want to take eat less calories than your needs. It really is that simple.
    Yep, you don't need to add cardio in there, but if you want to push things along a bit faster, the cardio will do that.
    Look for foods that are high in nutritional value, low in calories and fill you up.
    Veges are good for that. My 155g of sliced veges had 40 calories, and they're filling. If I'm feeling a little hungrier than usual, I'll have 2 or 3 packets of those veges, and they really fill me up, with a low calorie intake, so you get a lot of bang for your buck there.
    Eat multiple times a day and eat slowly to prevent overeating. My advice (not professional) is to reduce your caloric intake below your daily value to a set percentage you are comfortable with, then use exercise as a bonus to further increase your caloric differential.. not an excuse to eat more. And as said above, simple things like drinking water instead of sugar drinks will likely shave a few hundred calories off your daily diet at least.
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    wow.. Interesting video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    I very nearly got into Strongman, as a sport, but I went to a few events, and all the competitors were, well, all fat. Seemed the fatter they were, the stronger they were. Sure they were strong as oxes, but they were carrying a LOT of fat on them too, which isn't healthy or long term sustainable.

    These guys are eating around 7,000 calories a day, during the peak of their training, and they need that to build the level of muscle they need, but it also results in a lot of fat, which looked horrible, especially when they took their shirts off and they had man boobs flying all over the place.

    I did like the under 100kg weigh in Strongman events, as you had to be still strong, but also not carrying much body fat, as you needed the most muscle possible, and still get under the 100kg weigh in. The guys I saw compete in the under 100kg category, were ripped and super healthy.
    I was just about to say this.

    Every day of the week I'd take ripped, healthy, and able to run a mile over fat, flabby and barely able to run 10 yards. I couldn't really care less about being able to lift my car to change a tyre. At least by being ripped and healthy I'll be able to get back up off the floor after changing that tyre.

    So c'mon Bob. I've followed your progress on Facebook and naturally I'm impressed. We've spoke a lot in this thread about losing fat if you're overweight, but I'm interested in your advice for something slightly different.

    Right now, I'm under-weight if you were to go off BMI (which we all know sucks, but it's a handy 'base' to start with). I'm about 75kg, which for my height at 6ft 2" isn't ideal.

    Naturally I'm relatively thin, but with that said I also have more body fat that I'd like. I'm trying to build muscle and tone up (or lose body fat). So while I'm in the gym twice a day and eating well, I'm not quite sure I'm doing what I should be doing to lose that body fat, even if I am putting on muscle mass (I've put on about 2kg of muscle in the last two weeks after being in the gym twice a day).

    My food intake is generally something like this:

    Early morning weights workout with a little cardio
    Followed straight away by a protein shake
    1 hour later at work I have a high fibre breakfast
    1.5 hours later a snack (low fat yoghurt, fruit, or high protein low fat nuts)
    1.5 hours later lunch (chicken and pasta)
    1.5 hours later a snack (fruit)
    2 hours later dinner (chicken, pasta, lean red meats etc)
    Gym session (weights)
    Protein shake
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    This guy got some muscle !
    I wonder what do they eat ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alons View Post
    This guy got some muscle !
    I wonder what do they eat ?
    they eat as much as they can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Harrop View Post
    . . . Naturally I'm relatively thin, but with that said I also have more body fat that I'd like.
    What's your body fat percentage?
    I'm trying to build muscle and tone up (or lose body fat). So while I'm in the gym twice a day and eating well, I'm not quite sure I'm doing what I should be doing to lose that body fat, even if I am putting on muscle mass (I've put on about 2kg of muscle in the last two weeks after being in the gym twice a day).
    Twice a day at the gym doing weights sounds a bit extreme. Remember to give your mussles a day rest inbetween sessions, so they can repair properly, and thus build more muscle layers.

    So first thing you need is a hard number on what your body fat % is. If it's around 9 to 10%, which I suspect it already is, you might not be able to get much lower than that, as your body needs fat, to keep yourself warm and around your organs and for some energy storage.

    From what I know of you you're very healthy and very fit, so why do you want to "build muscle" with 2 weights sessions at the gym per day? If you were wanting to get into body building, then yeah, that's the way to go, but just for normal health and happiness, it doesn't seem the right path.

    Don't get me wrong, lean muscle is great on a bloke, especially as we age as the more muscle we have, the higher our base metabolism is and the more manly we feel with increased testosterone, or something like that. But you can achieve that with 3 good weights sessions per week, say Monday, Wednesday and Friday, giving your body to recover and repair muscle between sessions. Then if you add some cardio (for fitness mainly not so much fat loss) on the other days, that's a pretty solid workout schedule.

    A trainer at the gym once told me, Cardio is for fitness, weights is for adding muscle and eating is for losing fat. I think I understand all that now, although you can use all 3 to lose fat.
    My food intake is generally something like this:

    Early morning weights workout with a little cardio
    Followed straight away by a protein shake
    1 hour later at work I have a high fibre breakfast
    1.5 hours later a snack (low fat yoghurt, fruit, or high protein low fat nuts)
    1.5 hours later lunch (chicken and pasta)
    1.5 hours later a snack (fruit)
    2 hours later dinner (chicken, pasta, lean red meats etc)
    Gym session (weights)
    Protein shake
    Like I said, 2 weights sessions at the gym a day is great if you're getting into serious body building, but might be a bit over the top for you. Think about cutting the gym sessions back to one per day, alternating from weights to cardio, for 5 days.

    I personally haven't done any weight training for the last 2mths or so. It's all been swimming, walking, biking, and running, until the Doc said that was no good for my right knee.

    My slight problem right now is that I'm still in a caloric deficit, eating around 1200 cals a day and doing around 1200 cals of 2 sessions of cardio per day. I swim in the mornings for an hour and do an hour on the bike at home. It's a habit I created over the last 3mths, that's getting hard to break, now I have reached my 10% body fat goal and need to reset the course, as being one of fitness and not fat loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    Warning: non professional "advice" ahead.

    What's your body fat percentage?

    Twice a day at the gym doing weights sounds a bit extreme. Remember to give your mussles a day rest inbetween sessions, so they can repair properly, and thus build more muscle layers.

    So first thing you need is a hard number on what your body fat % is. If it's around 9 to 10%, which I suspect it already is, you might not be able to get much lower than that, as your body needs fat, to keep yourself warm and around your organs and for some energy storage.

    From what I know of you you're very healthy and very fit, so why do you want to "build muscle" with 2 weights sessions at the gym per day? If you were wanting to get into body building, then yeah, that's the way to go, but just for normal health and happiness, it doesn't seem the right path.

    Don't get me wrong, lean muscle is great on a bloke, especially as we age as the more muscle we have, the higher our base metabolism is and the more manly we feel with increased testosterone, or something like that. But you can achieve that with 3 good weights sessions per week, say Monday, Wednesday and Friday, giving your body to recover and repair muscle between sessions. Then if you add some cardio (for fitness mainly not so much fat loss) on the other days, that's a pretty solid workout schedule.

    A trainer at the gym once told me, Cardio is for fitness, weights is for adding muscle and eating is for losing fat. I think I understand all that now, although you can use all 3 to lose fat.

    Like I said, 2 weights sessions at the gym a day is great if you're getting into serious body building, but might be a bit over the top for you. Think about cutting the gym sessions back to one per day, alternating from weights to cardio, for 5 days.

    I personally haven't done any weight training for the last 2mths or so. It's all been swimming, walking, biking, and running, until the Doc said that was no good for my right knee.

    My slight problem right now is that I'm still in a caloric deficit, eating around 1200 cals a day and doing around 1200 cals of 2 sessions of cardio per day. I swim in the mornings for an hour and do an hour on the bike at home. It's a habit I created over the last 3mths, that's getting hard to break, now I have reached my 10% body fat goal and need to reset the course, as being one of fitness and not fat loss.
    wow.. how big are you? 1200 calories a day is not much... i workout 6x a week "intensely" and i eat 2600+ each day on a caloric deficit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandingPower View Post
    wow.. how big are you? 1200 calories a day is not much... i workout 6x a week "intensely" and i eat 2600+ each day on a caloric deficit.
    I'm 100 kgs total weight, 90kgs FFM (fat free mass) so that's around 10% body fat and 68% fluid.

    I'm still eating 1100 to 1200 cals a day, and doing 2 x 1 hr cardio sessions per day (swimming in the morning and biking in the evening), resulting in an approximate caloric deficit of 3000 cals, given my DRI of cals to maintain my current weight is around 2800.
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