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  • Originally posted by WeldingHank View Post


    I lurk, A LOT. I don't post much, but figured I'd at least put this up.

    I am not close to my target, but inching closer every day. On the left (august,2010), I was roughly 430lbs with type 2 diabetes (in that pic, I didn't know it yet). I didn't really start on the primal blueprint untill January 1st of this year. Before that I was mostly CW and lost some weight though hard fought (lost 40lbs in 2011 on CW, Lost 70+ This year alone) On the right(May 12, 2012), I am a 308lb Level 1 certified Krav Maga practicioner and no longer a diabetic. I currently weigh in at 295lbs. Just thought I would share.
    Nicely done Hank. When did you start Krav Maga?

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    • Originally posted by Tee View Post
      Nicely done Hank. When did you start Krav Maga?
      November of last year. Took my level 1 test may 12th, 3 hours of testing for this level of all the stuff I learned over the previous months, I've never done ANYTHING like it in my whole life. In Middle/highschool I played baseball and basketball and none of it compares.

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      • Hank, that's crazy dude! Nice F'n work!!!!!!

        Clay, no doubt.... Hope I didn't come off like one of those "don't ever do that" internet know it alls. You echo the point I was trying (poorly) to make, that it's very much subjective to your personal goals and the one thing that's really key is a routine that you'll actually stick with. Do all the isolation/split routines you want, but for me if I dread going to the gym even on just a couple of days I'll eventually bail on it altogether anyway. I found my sweetspot.
        Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
        Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
        Starting Energy: "bleh...."
        Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
        Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.

        "Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."

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        • My Pics

          Ok, my quick story. The best shape of my life was when I was 19 and fresh out of boot camp. I joined the National Guard while in college, and boot camp shredded me down to about 175. Stayed about there through college, then after school I began work as a project engineer for a construction company. For those of you who don't know, working in construction meant 3 shitty meals a day (fast food, break truck, restaurants, etc).

          I slowly went up to about 225 on my 6'-0" frame. Needless to say I was fat. I have some shirtless photos from then, but I think they're on my broken laptop. The pictures below is me at probably 210. Still a fatty.
          Pictures From Camera 257.jpgPictures From Camera 266.jpg


          Anyhoo, I've been working my way down. The 2 photos below are this morning at 182.0 lbs. Just keep on grokking everyone! I had to look around to find the old boardshorts. Needless to say these babies don't fit anymore. Actually yesterday I went through all the old clothes I was keeping for when I lost weight. You know how that goes. I haven't lost weight in 6 years.
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          • Originally posted by WeldingHank View Post


            I lurk, A LOT. I don't post much, but figured I'd at least put this up.

            I am not close to my target, but inching closer every day. On the left (august,2010), I was roughly 430lbs with type 2 diabetes (in that pic, I didn't know it yet). I didn't really start on the primal blueprint untill January 1st of this year. Before that I was mostly CW and lost some weight though hard fought (lost 40lbs in 2011 on CW, Lost 70+ This year alone) On the right(May 12, 2012), I am a 308lb Level 1 certified Krav Maga practicioner and no longer a diabetic. I currently weigh in at 295lbs. Just thought I would share.
            Wow, wow, WOW. You are doing GREAT, Hank!
            SW: 243
            CW: 177
            Goal: Health

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            • Hank!! WOW! You must be very tall, because I've never seen 295 lbs look so good on a guy. You've basically lost a ME off your back - you must feel light as a feather...

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              • Originally posted by marthat View Post
                Hank!! WOW! You must be very tall, because I've never seen 295 lbs look so good on a guy. You've basically lost a ME off your back - you must feel light as a feather...
                6' 2"

                Weighed in this morning, 290!

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                • Thought I would post my latest progress pics up there. Been experimenting with IF, and settled on no breakfast or lunch on non-weight training days. Lift BBS style once per week fasted and BCAAs if working out in morning, or evenings will eat first then workout. I ride bike or walk about 15 miles per week. I felt fat last night when I snapped these pics, so I figured it was time to put them next to my starting (or close to starting) pics to really compare.

                  progress_6-20-12.jpg
                  SW on 10/1/11: 380lbs.
                  CW 12/13/12: 315lbs. (Was under 300#, added some muscle :-) )
                  GW: 10% B.F. 250lbs. - 275lbs. (6' 4" tall)

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                  • Congrats, Hank!! So impressive!
                    I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                    SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                    CW:166.4 lbs.
                    GW: 143 lbs.

                    Just keep going.

                    New goal:

                    Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                    • It's the big happy smile on your face that speaks volumes, as well as your obvious weightloss, Hank.
                      F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                      • Nice job, Motorhead! IF was a huge help for me to get my weight loss rolling too.
                        I wish I liked to eat liver.

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                        • Amazing progress in these last few pics!

                          gatorades - you really lost that belly!! You look amazing!

                          motorhead - really awesome progress. You look great!

                          Hank - unbelievable work. You are such a cutie!!
                          Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                          http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                          • Originally posted by BONZ View Post
                            It's evolved slightly over the last few months, but basically 5x5(or 10) bench press, 5x5(or 10) squats, and supersetting pullups-to-chinups-to-dips. Don't let that last one get away with sounding complicated, it just do pullups palms out to failure, transition directly to chinups palms in to failure, then directly into dips to failure and that's one set. I'll do that 3 or 5 times depending on how I'm feeling. I do this routine 3 days a week, total time in the gyms is max 45 minutes. No ab workouts, no regular cardio. If I'd ever thought I could get these results from so little (relative) effort I'd have been working out and eating this way the whole time, but that pretty much sums it up for all of us I imagine...

                            Many thanks for the compliment! I always think "yeah, I'm doing pretty good..." and then I pop back in this thread and see some real accomplishments.... you guys keep me going forward on those days I'd rather be lazy.
                            When you do your set of pullups, chinups and dips. Hoe long do you rest before repeating?
                            well then

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                            • Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
                              When you do your set of pullups, chinups and dips. Hoe long do you rest before repeating?
                              I don't time myself, more play it by feel, but I'd say never more than 60 seconds. If I go five sets, I normally won't clear more than (this would be on a good day, normal days I might not even make it to 5 sets) 4 reps palms out, 2 more palms in, and 15 or fewer dips on the last set. By then my arms are normally jello.
                              Last edited by BONZ; 06-24-2012, 02:16 AM.
                              Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
                              Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
                              Starting Energy: "bleh...."
                              Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
                              Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.

                              "Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."

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                              • Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
                                When you do your set of pullups, chinups and dips. Hoe long do you rest before repeating?
                                Actually, I keep really short rest times through the whole workout. One of the guys at work will usually jump in and follow me through my routine, as soon as he's done with a set I'm usually right back under the weight.
                                Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
                                Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
                                Starting Energy: "bleh...."
                                Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
                                Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.

                                "Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."

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