Weight and Resistance Training - Think I could reach my goal in four weeks??

10-15-2008, 11:13 AM
Well, I finally did it, as my name states, I wanted to be a size seven again for years, and now I am indeed a size seven:)
for a month now, I re-commited my self to weight training. I am eating healthy High protein meals, and have gained about 3lbs, which shouldn't worry me, as I plainly know, I had lost a great deal of muscle as I was losing the fat.
I am gaining muscle and I am greatful, but I am eager to see my tummy flat again, and the "extra" around my hips totally gone. Heres my numbers:
I was about 160-165, and lost to 127, I am currently 131 and would like to be 125 with a low body fat percentage.
My work out is
bi's and back
chest and tris
traps and shoulders
cardio and abs daily
four exercises for each, four sets, starting with 15 reps, and decreasing to failure on the fourth set which is usually around 8 reps.

I don't think its too much to expect this weight to drop of in the next few weeks... any comments, suggestions, or points of veiw??

10-15-2008, 11:31 AM
1) What's the rush?
2) What body fat percentage are you shooting for? How are you measuring it?

Goals are nice, but some things we can control and some things we can't. You can control your behaviors, food, and exercise. But you can't control whether you drop 6 pounds of fat in 4 weeks. What is your body fat % now?

10-15-2008, 12:21 PM
I'm probably like 25% I'd like to be around 20% ish, I'm measuring by the mirror, and how my pants fit.
I'm goal driven, I like to feel like I am working toward something. If I don't accomplish it by four weeks, its not a big deal, but I like to feel like its attainable during the process :D

10-15-2008, 01:42 PM
I think until you know exactly what the lean body mass is on you currently, it's really hard (and pointless) to pick a weight on the scale number. It could be that with your current lbm and 20% fat that you would be over 131 so to get to 125 you would have to actually lose more muscle. Do you know what I mean? That's why goal numbers are so unrealistic unless you've recently been calipered or have a high-end reliable scale that can estimate it for you. If you can get your lbm somehow, then you can figure out what number that is 80% of (leaving 20% for fat) and that would be an accurate goal number for you.

I'm all about doing the math! ;)