nowine4me wrote: »
@sijomial good points. Why wait til Spring? Because I’m literally hanging on by my fingernails to maintain as it is. If spring comes and goes and I’m still near todays’s weight, that alone will be a huge win!
Dvdgzz wrote: »
Recomp over 3.5 months. I got down to 180 pounds from 195 pounds in March by doing excessie cardio(running 8-12 miles per day and lifting. I was happy with my progress but now realize the high amount of cardio was detrimental to my body composition goals. I was training for a Tough Mudder which is why I was running so much. Anyway, now that I quit running and am lifting more which includes a leg day now(I didn't want sore legs when running), I have had even better progress in even less time.
August 7th 2018-180 pounds
November 25th-187.6 pounds
I'm still a work in progress and plan to keep recomping until I am lean enough for a bulk or maybe I will keep recomping throughout the summer.
I know since the weight went up some would call this a lean bulk but I was definitely in a deficit and I have muscle memory working in my favor so adding muscle while losing fat was very doable. All of the running stopped me from gaining my leg muscle back so I think a good amount of weight came from the leg mass increasing. I also added size to my upper body.
Glad I found this thread! Thanks to the OP!
stdyh4nd wrote: »
Quick update on 3 month resuslts. Probably would have done better if I scanned pre Thanksgiving but this is more accurate to life. Enjoy:
Lost 4.5 lbs of fat
Gained 5.1 lbs of muscle
Reduced bf by 3% from 19.9 to 16.9
Total weight gain of .7 lbs I imagine due to fluids I drank in the morning
Shoulders, clavicle, arms very noticeable. Lost a lot of fat in my legs, hips and glute.
Pretty stoked so far. Again this is 3 months of training 3x a week with no supplements - just food. Intermittent fasting and carb cycling.
AdrianSee1975 wrote: »
I’ve been recomping for about 12 months now. Bodyweight has stayed within a tight range the whole time.
16 months ago I had an Inbody scan and was 8.5% body fat.
I probably got up to about 10% 12 months ago though.
Only started tracking calories 6 months ago and that’s when the magic happened.
I’ve noticed myself gradually getting leaner and very slowly dropping weight.
Just got scanned again tonight.
Total bodyweight is down 4lbs, but muscle mass is up almost 1lbs.
The most surprising figure is that my body fat is now down to just 5.4% from 8.5%.
I’m 43 years old now and do regular weight training and sprinting.
Dvdgzz wrote: »
May 1st 2018 193 pounds
Sept 14 2018 180.6 pounds
Jan 31st 2019 184.2 pounds
Pretty happy with the changes. Averaging 3500 calories now. Average of 176 protein grams per day.
bling_7 wrote: »
Well done! I am curious how many days a week are you lifting? How many cardio days if any? What are your macros and calorie intake? I am just getting started on my recomp journey so appreciate the feedback. Very encouraging!
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