First, subbed! This is a really cool log and I’m excited for you and your journey.Unpopular opinion and I’m not trying to discourage you, but I feel like going from your past to the new cardiovascular endeavors could have some ill effects. The stress you have placed on your system in the past and current training might have some unknown negatives. While I agree that your past training/lifestyle wasn’t sustainable, endurance training is very stressful(past beneficial hormesis). These might be chronically elevated stress hormones, training the beat to beat variability out of your heart, and increased joint degradation.
Healthy diet+moderate strength training+lifestyle modifications are superior to long term cardio endeavors.
Being thin isn’t the only correlation for health but if you really do it cause you enjoy that’s cool. I just think there are better ways to obtain health if that is your goal.
Yes, I had all of that done a few weeks in as my Dr thought I was nuts. I was surprised to learn that walking around as a 340 pound powerlifter for 20 years didnt damage my heart. Everything checked out great. 3 months ago I was able to come off of BP meds. Now resting HR is in the 40s and BP is like 100 over 60 with no meds. I started this journey in july at 340 pounds..solid. Benching in the high 5s...with all other numbers very solid as well. At 45, I took it about as far as I could, so I switched gears. Now Im about 240 and my running times are continuing to improve..as they should because Im still slower than a snail going up a down escalator..lol. Im not looking to win any Triathlons, I just want to finish a few and see how it goes. But thanks for the support!First, subbed! This is a really cool log and I’m excited for you and your journey.
I do think you should consider Thor70s post some as you begin to explore triathlon. I was a triathlete in the late 90 yo mid 2000s, worked up to several 70.3s. Right about that time, the community just started realizing the damage that all of that excessive cardio could do to your heart. Lots of “pros” started retiring as they were warned by doctors that the inflammation was testing their bodies, and their hearts up. In fact, it’s been proven that your heart basically looks like it had a heart attack after a Ironman distance race.
So I’m all for this, just ease into it and give your body time to adjust. And I would highly recommend a full cardio scan (EKG, blood work, ct scan, and a calcium score test). If things look off, address then before you keep slapping on the miles.
Also, good for you for starting TRT now... too many endurance athletes burn out because they don’t recover enough and end up with low T.
Congratulations on completing a marathon !! Quite an accomplishment !! Now please send me the Winny I will dispose of it for you!Ran my first marathon distance. Took me all day. 5.3 hours...lol. Have been on 125 test cyp ew. The cyp keeps my weight at 240...dropping down to low 230s after a run. Going to add weights in Jan. Do not want to blow up..wich is super easy for me to do. So Im going to have to be super careful with cals. Also...I have a ton of winny that Im currently not using. Thoughts ideas? I think I have over 1000 50mg tabs.
Yeah, I used to have a bunch of pharm cytomel..t3..50mcg tabs do to being hypo. Maybe Ill go back to the endo doc. I think 230 is probably as light as Im going to get...I think with carb restriction I can get there with no drugs though.Gw. For endurance. I would save the var if you are going for weight loss . Gh frag is also good for weight loss and hex. Hex only works for about 2 weeks but it works well.
If you really want to kick start it run t3 at 25 mcg 2x a day . I am taking that and even when my diet isn't right I still lose weight . Just make sure you run test with t3. I ran hex over thanks giving cheated on my diet and lost 8 pounds .
Well starting jan Im back in the gym. However, keeping my body weight down is going to be an issue. Ill see how it goes. Its like if i even think about lifting i start gaining weight. I know for a fact, i could be 340 again in 4 months if I wanted to. It is so easy for me to blow up...but I dont want to. Im going to keep cals and carbs low, continue to run, lift on my previous training schedule, and shoot for a very toned 240..which is what I weigh now.I remember that guy
Don’t worry about it swimfan, with all your fat loss recently of course you have probably lost some muscle and can’t lift as much, but you are going to look shredded when it is all said and done! It takes a lot more focus on additional factors beyond weight lifting such as working on diet and cardio too to achieve a shredded physique as opposed to a more muscular, but chubbier bulker one. Anyone can achieve the latter physique, but the former in my opinion is more prized and takes much more work and effort. You are on your way good to looking shredded! Keep up the good work with lifting also incorporated into your program alongside cardio and diet for a balanced healthy approach.Today was the 1st day back on the weights...lol..dont even know what to say. I was embarrassed fellas. So very very very far away from what I used to be. The only cool thing is that progress should be very fast and results should come quickly..that will keep me motivated.
Yes..thank you. Honestly, getting to 340 was pretty damn hard..staying there was even harder. Eating, cooking, and training was like all I did. I lived in a complete box for many years...super focused on my power lifting goals. Going to be weird having the goal be whats in the mirror instead of whats on the bar..lolDon’t worry about it swimfan, with all your fat loss recently of course you have probably lost some muscle and can’t lift as much, but you are going to look shredded when it is all said and done! It takes a lot more focus on additional factors beyond weight lifting such as working on diet and cardio too to achieve a shredded physique as opposed to a more muscular, but chubbier bulker one. Anyone can achieve the latter physique, but the former in my opinion is more prized and takes much more work and effort. You are on your way good to looking shredded! Keep up the good work with lifting also incorporated into your program alongside cardio and diet for a balanced healthy approach.
I havent eaten for taste in years...lol. Just a cheap source of carbs. Hell..I do all my grocery shopping at Aldi..they just had chicken beast on sale for 1.29 lb. I bought 57 lbs..lol. Cooking 8lbs as I write this. Going to meal prep before I go volunteer downtown.If you like toast, try out Dave's Killer Bread or Begals !!
Are you running an AI with the test? If so might want to decrease the dosage and see if that helps your joints.Weight up to 253. Doing about a pound a day. Eating clean, almost no carbs maybe 100 grams just so I can train. Yesterday did 6 miles and trained back and tris, ate like a champ..8 meals..eggs, chicken, pork, rice, more eggs, cheese, more chicken, hamburger patties..probably a pound. Still weak as hell. Running 500 E every 3 days 50 winny ED. Joints a little dry..not too bad though..most in my hands and fingers. Also jumped on Lisinapril 40 mg a day and hydrochlorithizide 50 mg a day just to be safe. Watching BP daily..thanks DC.
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