Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Registered User DTSalvation's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Age: 27
    Stats: 6'0", 245 lbs
    Posts: 158
    BodyPoints: 3096
    Rep Power: 8
    DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit DTSalvation's BodySpace
    DTSalvation is offline

    The "basics" to get a low body fat percentage?

    Honestly, this sounds bad, but I don't care much about muscle. I bulk too easy, and really want to invest on just working hard and getting a low body fat percentage. I do weight lift--I know muscle burns calories. I do mostly cardio, and have a bit of loose skin that I'm confident it will shrink with time..

    I've stopped taking premorning protein powder. I feel as though it's there mostly to protect muscle. And I've been doing cardio on an empty stomach, which I feel has been really productive..

    Should I be eating a small casein meal before bed? Cottage Cheese and natty peanut butter? Or will I burn more fat/muscle sleeping if I choose not to?

    Again, burning muscle isn't a huge deal for me.. I honestly want to look good.. Toned, not huge. Just low body fat, ripped... Any thoughts? And foods to stick with (just the usual clean foods?). Thanks in advance guys.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User DTSalvation's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Age: 27
    Stats: 6'0", 245 lbs
    Posts: 158
    BodyPoints: 3096
    Rep Power: 8
    DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit DTSalvation's BodySpace
    DTSalvation is offline
    Case in point (forgot to mention):

    I do 3 sets of 15-25 reps.

    For post-lift/post hiit (i lift for 20, do hiit immediately after for 15-25), I drink whey protein. I read in Men's Health that simple carbs are not necessary if you're goal is strictly to lose weight.

    Also, will creatine help me at all? I know it (supposingly) gives a creatine-bloat, but will it help protect muscle a bit (if necessary)? Just a bunch of questions and advice needed I guess.. :-)
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User adm793's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
    Age: 35
    Stats: 6'0", 187 lbs
    Posts: 390
    BodyPoints: 9937
    Rep Power: 34
    adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) adm793 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit adm793's BodySpace
    adm793 is offline
    just throwing this out there, if you don't care about losing muscle, good luck on lowering your BF %. BF% is a ratio of muscle to fat, lower fat and maintain muscle BF% goes down, Build Muscle and maintain fat and BF% goes down, lower fat and muscle and BF% stays the same. I know you will probably never loose fat and muscle at the same ratio but why hender yourself by not caring about the current muscle you have.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User pologod05's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Stats: 6'4", 181 lbs
    Posts: 1,549
    BodyPoints: 8547
    Rep Power: 21
    pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) pologod05 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit pologod05's BodySpace
    pologod05 is offline
    saying you dont care about muscle on a forum like this will get you very little support.

    if you dont care about muscle, im gonna guess you dont care about a lot of other things that are important to your body, so just go ahead and try to burn the fat off. and i do mean that literally.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User DTSalvation's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Age: 27
    Stats: 6'0", 245 lbs
    Posts: 158
    BodyPoints: 3096
    Rep Power: 8
    DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit DTSalvation's BodySpace
    DTSalvation is offline
    Originally Posted by pologod05 View Post
    saying you dont care about muscle on a forum like this will get you very little support.

    if you dont care about muscle, im gonna guess you dont care about a lot of other things that are important to your body, so just go ahead and try to burn the fat off. and i do mean that literally.
    Hey, thanks for the advice.

    I'm sorry. I've been big for most of my life. And now that I've lost the 110 lbs. I've lost, I'd like to get more lean. And I just feel like I'm bulking too much, and I'd like to shed some of it. I'm sorry if that makes you angry. Or upsets you.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User jasons123's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 30
    Stats: 5'9", 167 lbs
    Posts: 30
    BodyPoints: 1419
    Rep Power: 0
    jasons123 has a spectacular aura about. (+250) jasons123 has a spectacular aura about. (+250) jasons123 has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit jasons123's BodySpace
    jasons123 is offline
    Originally Posted by DTSalvation View Post
    Hey, thanks for the advice.

    I'm sorry. I've been big for most of my life. And now that I've lost the 110 lbs. I've lost, I'd like to get more lean. And I just feel like I'm bulking too much, and I'd like to shed some of it. I'm sorry if that makes you angry. Or upsets you.
    first of all the more muscle mass you have the easier it is to burn fat. Having muscle speeds up your metabolism, they kind of work hand in hand. Keep lifting eat clean and do your cardio. No need to complicate things. If you dont lift and eat right and go nutz with the cardio you'll end up weighing less with near the same body fat. Also you say you have loose skin, why not fill that in with some lean mass.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User DTSalvation's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Age: 27
    Stats: 6'0", 245 lbs
    Posts: 158
    BodyPoints: 3096
    Rep Power: 8
    DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500) DTSalvation is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit DTSalvation's BodySpace
    DTSalvation is offline
    Originally Posted by jasons123 View Post
    first of all the more muscle mass you have the easier it is to burn fat. Having muscle speeds up your metabolism, they kind of work hand in hand. Keep lifting eat clean and do your cardio. No need to complicate things. If you dont lift and eat right and go nutz with the cardio you'll end up weighing less with near the same body fat. Also you say you have loose skin, why not fill that in with some lean mass.
    Thanks for the help.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout