Finally putting my training log up here. Signed up for an account, but never really came to the site, or commented. Just hovered a few times.
I would really appreciate any and all feedback, comments, or questions you guys have.
First a brief bio:
I've been an active kid all my life, and started martial arts when I was 13 as a way of losing some weight. I noticed that I was more interested in the conditioning aspect rather than learning how to punch and kick. I found myself on the net researching how I can lose weight, become faster, stronger, more agile, and better conditioned. By the time I recieved my black belt, people had started coming to me for training advice. I was the fastest, strongest kid in my dojo, but, I was fat.
My struggle with my weight has to do with a poor diet growing up. Here is basically wat my mom fed me as a kid:
Breakfast: 2 bowls sugary cereal
Lunch: 1/2 a pie of famous pizza (yeah, you read right)
Snack: Run after Ice Cream truck!
Snack 2: Fried food that mom mad
Dinner: Veggies (finally something healthy). Basically indian food
Desert: Ice cream
I also drank 3 cups of chocolate milk everyday.
My diet hadn't really changed much over the years. I supplemented my activity with fast food, bread, and carbonated beverages.
Long story short, I decided to start a website called Shah Training (not trying to promote, just part of the story), because I knew I had some knowledge and had developed my own training methods. I wanted to help and train people and loved doing it. I'd been training my friends for a long time and wanted to reach out to others in need.
Guess wat! I was fat. 25% bodyfat, 170lbs, 5'5". May 2007, I decided enough was enough. I cleaned up my diet. No more junk food, soda, or starbucks coffee, coupled with running and high-intensity weight training. 3 months later, a new training philosophy was born along with 15 lbs of fat lost. By the end of that summer, I was 17% bodyfat, and 157lbs.
Since then, I've noticed my gut shrink even further, and my arms starting get ripped up. I basically look like a normal guy who works out with clothes on. But I stil feel as though if i really want to train people, I need to go all the way.
The problem is this: lower back fat.
I eat clean, and I train intensely, but i just can't seem to get rid of this area.
Any suggestions would be great. I'll post my diet and training on a daily basis.
Here's is what I look like now: