okay where to begin…
From September 2014 to now, January 24th, 2015, I’ve lost 35lbs. The only real things I changed were, walking more at work, the odd workout here and there ( that replaced martial arts training and a whole day of playing paintball ), eating better, and taking Indigo 3G. I wholly believe in I3G now and as I’ve said before, I will be using this for as long as Biotest makes it, hopefully the rest of my life.
In December I hit about 30lbs of weight loss with just the above mentioned. The new year started and I started working out consistently 3 times a week, now three weeks in. And I’ve lost almost 5 or 6 more pounds, but started to slow down, as I think mineral retention started coming into effect. I used to lift like a bodybuilder, lots of volume. But that is still amazing and yes, I’m just convinced it’s mostly due to indigo 3G, it’s really the only new thing I’ve introduced to my body and program/way of life.
The first week back sucked, I was super weak but I am slowly making good progress. This has lead me thinking about a long term goal, mainly an ideal body weight at my height, it being 5,10. Now the Internet says I should not weigh more than 173lbs… 173lbs… I feel like I would have to sacrifice a lot of hard earned muscle, and maybe even performance, to make that an everyday body weight year round.
I googled Rich Froning after hearing someone talk about him, ( I believe an author from Tnation ), and it’s true, Rich is 5’10 and 195lbs and just looks like a ufc fighter ( amazing ). Is that a healthy body weight to maintain for as long as one can?
I guess what I’m trying to say and ask at the same time is, I want to find the optimal everything ( strength, general health, weight, performance, etc. ), at my height and age, for as long as humanly possible. I do not have big bones, I have an okay amount of muscle mass, but I am overweight ( by a lot ), and I just turned 38. My chosen sports are:
Hitting the gym
Playing or should I say just trying to keep up with my one year old daughter
And keeping th wife happy
And if I stay on my current path, I think I’ll eventually fine tune everything, coupled with consistency, and reach some physical milestones that will pay dividends for my future. I will admit, if enough wel informed minds here told me that being 5’10 and 190lbs at 10 to 12% BF, or better, is healthy, even for long term, I would love to hear that. Please sound off and let me hear your thoughts.
I recently purchased Micro PA to give me a boost in adding muscle and losing BF, to at least get me to where I was strength wise, two years ago. Just adding that info. If I left any important info out, that would help, let me know. Thanks in advance!