I just took my “before” photos and measurements and will be starting my V-Diet as soon as FedEx shows up with my stuff in the next day or two.
A little of my background. I’m 30 years old, have been training and lifting weights since I was 12, former military and law enforcement, and now work as a conductor for the railroad. I’ve competed in strongman at the state level and have a deep and lasting love for lifting iron.
Unfortunately, I’ve allowed myself to only focus on gaining “size” and strength without any thought of my my health and waistline. 19 Inch arms are great but not when they are joined by a 42 inch gut. So after getting winded doing a set of heavy BB curls the other day I finally decided it was time to make a change and do the Velocity diet.
I went to T-Nation and clicked on the V-Diet link and there was nothing there. Lucky for me I chose to do the V-Diet the day before 3.0 came out. I think it looks better, more simplified, and more effective then ever!
So here are my “Before” measurements
Height: 5’ 10 1/2
Weight: 240.2 lbs
Bodyfat: 29.7% (Taken on Electronic scale)
Neck: 18 1/4
Upper Chest: 48
Lower Chest: 45 1/4
Waist (Navel): 42
Waist at largest: 42 1/2 (39 1/4 Sucked in)
Hips at Largest: 44
Upper Arm (Both): 18 Relaxed / 19 Flexed
Upper Leg (Both): 27 1/2
Lower Leg (left): 18 1/4
Lower Leg (right): 18
Ankle (Both): 10 3/4
I’ve got to admit that I was a little shocked when I took these. I wear a 36 pant size and couldn’t believe that my gut was over 42 inches!! Funny how many lies I’ve told myself and yet the tape measure doesn’t lie.
But that wasn’t anything compared to seeing myself in pictures. I was hesitant about posting these online till the “after” ones had been taken but where’s the pressure in that? So here we go…