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Old 06-18-2008, 03:27 PM
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First off, let me say that I've been reading this forum pretty much all day for a few weeks now and I think it's top notch.

Anyway, I just recently started following the 13 Weeks to Hardcore Fat Burning Workout/Diet because I was supposed to go to Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood this summer. But when I went to ship they said that I was too fat. I'm 6'3" and was 255 lbs. When they taped me they said that I had 31% body fat. If any of you are familiar with the Army's taping method, it is only a waiste and neck measurement; which from my understanding isn't very accurate.

Anyway, I just finished week 1 of the diet/workout and have already lost 5 pounds. I'm not sure of my body fat now, because I don't have a method of calculating it.

I'll be posting updates about my progress in the workout and weightloss often.

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Old 06-18-2008, 03:52 PM
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Hey there, Adam

Welcome to ABC! Glad to have you here.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:19 AM
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yeah welcome bro!

yeah i am goin into the marines later... i weigh over 210 about 5'10". On paper im overweight, but not when i take off my shirt lol ( not being consceted im just being realistic im not a jerk promise).

Yeah the tests they use are stupid. totally agree.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:34 AM
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Nice to see you bro. If you're planning on Army you should definitely concentrate on endurance exercises to get fit with,along with a lot of cardio.
Pushups, pull ups, Dips, and any compound movements, but go for total volume rather than high weights.
I say this, because that's what your tested on while you're in. For instance I can Bench 100lbs more now than I could while I was in, but can probably do less pushups in 2 minutes. Mostly due to the fact that I weight 25'ish pounds more.
That being said, the tape measure the Army uses does suck. Good luck, and God Bless!
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