I'm not sure if my body type would be considered mesomorph or endomorph. I've always been athletic and I've always found it fairly easy to gain muscle. The problem is I've never been able to get my body fat low enough to see the hard work I put in at the gym. I've been reading a lot of information in these forums and have gotten tons of information passed on from other athletes. Based on everything I've learned it seems that the key to success is in the DIET.
Many of the guides I've seen are for skinny guys trying to put on muscle mass. While I appreciate it is very difficult for some guys to put on muscle, I think for me and many other guys with excess fat, we face a different set of challenges. Its hard for us to get the lean look we want because we have so much damn extra fat! I put in hard work at the gym and I can't even see it because of the fat!
Are there any guys who have had success getting rid of their excess fat? Was diet really the key for you? What are some of the foods you added or removed from your diet that made you most successful? And finally, how long did it take you?
It seems as though its taking me forever. I've been at it for a while now and sadly I'm losing some motivation.
I'm 5'11. 238 pounds with embarrassingly high body fat. I do have a fair amount of muscle. My ultimate goal is 180 Lbs. and ~8% body fat. Is that realistic? I really appreciate your feedback guys. I'll post some pics below for visual reference.
Thread: Mesomorph or Endomorph?