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Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Discussion in 'Introductions & Advice For Beginners' started by allnighterman, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. allnighterman

    allnighterman Member

    Jul 9, 2014
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    Hi! I'm a 26 year old man. I'm 5'10 and 225lbs. I have been obese for about 3 years and only started doing something about it when I joined a gym this February. Since then I've grown much stronger and dropped roughly 25lbs from my 250lb peak. Before college, I was a varsity swimmer and linebacker, and I continued to lift in college, but I stress ate like crazy and cancelled my gym membership when I landed my first job.

    Fast forward to today... I have been following StrongLifts 5x5 since early March, and started counting calories and macros - eating at a caloric deficit - about 2 months ago.

    Before I injured my knee trying out Push Press a few weeks ago, my 1RMs for the powerlifting disciplines were the following:

    Squat: 385lbs
    Bench Press: 265lbs
    Deadlift: 405lbs

    Currently I'm stuck doing an all upper body routine and doing HIIT on the ellyptical until I can see a doctor. The knee hurts even trying bodyweight squats. I'm still eating at a deficit, and just maintaining my strength as much as I can. Weighing less than 220lbs (so close) is my current goal and then the push to 200 begins. I've still got a decent amount of gut to kill.

    I'll go into more depth when I make a journal.

  2. M@

    M@ Monster Maker 2017
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    Jan 17, 2006
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    Maybe, but with those numbers you've got serious muscle under that gut. :tucool:
  3. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    Mar 18, 2010
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    Welcome to the forums.

    Those are some pretty large numbers on the lifts

    Depending on your body fat % 225 at 5 10 might not be obese. Do you know your bf %?
  4. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

    Apr 29, 2005
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    Welcome. As has previously been written, that's a lot of iron to be moving.

    Hope your knee becomes a non issue really soon.

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