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Hello all, I have ventured back into the world of fitness lol. I am 21 years old and have been an athlete all through high school. Once college started I gained some weight and got lazy. I have always been a big boy but back in the beginning of February I was the biggest I have ever been at 248lbs and only 5'10. I promosed myself I would never reach the 250 mark.

In mid February I switched jobs and made myself a goal to loose weight. I wanted to be down to 225 by June. Working 77hrs a week at the Nuke plant, I did not have any time to work out of any kind. By the time the outage was over in mid april I was down to 235 just by eating less and staying active alone. I deff. felt better then I did when I started.

I got a membership to the local gym once I was laid off and now weigh 229#..I am pretty proud of myself however I have reached a point where I need to increase my benchpress and bulk up a little but still drop some weight. I have now increased my goal to 220lbs by mid June. I start the police academy in July...and would really like to get my bench up. I went out and bought Whey protein shakes, but after doing some research I'm beginning to wonder if I should take them due to the fact Iw ant to loose weight.

A few questions I have:

1) Is there any way I can effectivly increase my strength and bulk up but still achieve my goal, or am I kidding myself and just making things offset eachother?

2) Is taking protein shakes a good idea for my situation? how often should I take them? I have been taking one serving after I work out.

3) My weekness is food..I have been trying to eat more veggies and fruit however I do like to eat a lot of meat. I Am big on grilling venison, chicken breasts and pork chops....is this a good thing or am I doing something wrong here? My friend has a 3 day diet from the American Heart foundation. I thoguht about this route, but was concearned about the energy I would have to lift.

4)Finally, is 220lbs too far off of a goal to achieve by mid june? or should I stick to the original 225?

Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. Any tips on lifting, eating, etc.. would be great! Thanx in advance

Ryan
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I think it is possible to loose weght and gain muscle at the same time for newbies. Almost impossible to sustain for the drug free. Take advantage of it while you can.

Grilling lean meats is ideal. The venison is perfect.

Look, lift 3x weekly concentrating on heavy compound movements. Stuff like bench, squat, deadlift, ets.. Walk for 30 to 60 minutes, jog 30 minutes or do HIIT for 20 minutes 3x weekly.

Eat lean protein and fiber. Eat small meals 5 or 6 times throughout the day. Make sure you eat breakfast.

Is that 3 day diet really from the AHF or is it an Urban Legend?

Yeas, i think it is appropriate to loose 2 to 3 pounds weekly. So I think your goal of 220 in mid June is good.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

Jack
 
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