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Dad bod to not so dad bod!!

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  • ChoosinghealthylifeChoosinghealthylife Member Posts: 204 Member Member Posts: 204 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    Lots of advice on here. I don’t think it’s all accurate. You shouldn’t eat whatever you want. Nutrition is more of a science than what people think.

    And when you eat (timing) can be important as well. You should definitely know what kind of body type you have. There’s only three.

    If your into building muscle, you’ll need to ensure you’re getting adequate protein daily. But balance each meal with appropriate amount of carbs based on your activity levels. Use fats to fill in the gap, but I don’t know anyone who’s serious about gaining a for physique eating more than 20% of their diet in fats.

    some things never change..
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    lets clarify...

    You can eat what you like provided that you are hitting your macros and micros
    Timing is not really that big of a thing; however, there is some evidence that having largest meal post workout can be beneficial.
    Fat does not make you fat, and there is nothing wrong with a macro split with 30% fats...

    Preach
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
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    Anyone watch this? Just started watching it and I’m hooked!
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Today’s workout
    Deadlift x3
    Bench x3
    Row x3
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Today’s workout
    Squat x3
    Shoulder press x4
    Chin up x3
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Member, Premium Posts: 261,065 Member Member, Premium Posts: 261,065 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    That was my plan. Get rid of the bad bod! I’m now actually having a complete week off 😊

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    Wow.. holy transformation 😲

    Well done..
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    That was my plan. Get rid of the bad bod! I’m now actually having a complete week off 😊

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    Great transformation 👍
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Today’s workout
    Bench x2
    Shoulder press x2
    Row x2
    Squat x2
    Close grip bench x2
  • KayakerJoeKayakerJoe Member Posts: 76 Member Member Posts: 76 Member

    Why x2?
    Today’s workout
    Bench x2
    Shoulder press x2
    Row x2
    Squat x2
    Close grip bench x2

  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    Why x2?
    Today’s workout
    Bench x2
    Shoulder press x2
    Row x2
    Squat x2
    Close grip bench x2

    What would you suggest?
  • KayakerJoeKayakerJoe Member Posts: 76 Member Member Posts: 76 Member
    X3 at least.

    Or 5x5 is good and go heavy
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    X3 at least.

    Or 5x5 is good and go heavy

    Will do x3 sets next workout and add sets from there
  • CMB44512CMB44512 Member Posts: 70 Member Member Posts: 70 Member
    I'm a dad. I don't seem to have dad bod. Does that make my body a faux pa?

    That is hysterical !
  • CMB44512CMB44512 Member Posts: 70 Member Member Posts: 70 Member
    Yea, agreed, keep on the weights. Muscle burns fat dude.
    Best of luck
  • davew0000davew0000 Member Posts: 99 Member Member Posts: 99 Member

    Will do x3 sets next workout and add sets from there

    To throw in a counter view... not that I particularly disagree with KayakerJoe...

    Resistance training is subject to the laws of diminishing returns and (to make up some numbers that are from memory roughly in the ballpark), 1x sets will get you 70% of the gains of 3x sets, and 2x about 90%.

    Here’s a link that includes research references.
    https://www.painscience.com/articles/strength-training-frequency.php

    3x will get better results, but not likely 3x better or faster results.
  • wiigelecwiigelec Member Posts: 483 Member Member Posts: 483 Member
    If your training is trending you towards your goals it is probably enough. If it is not trending you towards your goals it might be time to reevaluate.
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Today’s workout
    Deadlift x3
    Bench x3
    Row x3
    Curl x3
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Today’s workout
    Overhead press x3
    Pull up x3
    Squat x3
    Short workout due to night shift
  • Scotty2HotPieScotty2HotPie Member Posts: 139 Member Member Posts: 139 Member
    Well done!!
  • matthewblandmatthewbland Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Update. Starting a slight calorie deficit today and going to start going for a jog/run twice per week. Not done any cardio in ages so will be a struggle! I’ve read before that running can affect muscle growth any truth in this?
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