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Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:45 pm
by NightFaLL
As a former fat kid who also had loose skin/had to fill out, the thing I would recommend the most is consistency in weight training.

To give you some examples on how I transitioned over 3 years of weight training as a natural (I did take a $h1t ton of stimulants/pre-workouts, only thing that kept me going sometimes.).

Me at 315+ lbs:
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Me after cutting down to 220ish with only a couple months of weight training under my belt:

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Recent pictures of me:

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I post these just as kind of a motivator for you - that while it may seem like it takes awhile, and the changes will be subtle over time, if you consistently weight train (and train like you mean it) you will see a huge improvement in the long run.

Also, when you're in the gym - do whatever you have to, to stay motivated - if you have to look at yourself in the mirror because seeing the changes that have happened motivates you - then do it, fv(k anyone who thinks you're conceited, they have no idea where you came from and the work you had to put in to get there.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:16 am
by KPj
Nightfall - Great post and amazing progress!

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:51 am
by robertscott
holy $h1t Nightfall, you're a tank

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:30 pm
by NightFaLL
haha appreciate it - I do my best, I was about 205lbs in that last pic at 5'9". I'm cutting for the summer and would like to be about 210lbs when i finish at that body fat level.

I don't know how people diet down for bodybuilding shows - I don't have the willpower to resist food that long haha.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:28 am
by robertscott
you're making great progress man, very inspirational.

I'm thinking hopefully by this time next year I'll have reached my lifetime goal of a ripped 200lbs

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:07 am
by Ironman
I just wonder how you lost 100lbs without having much loose skin.... My skin is considerably worse.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:16 am
by Oscar_Actuary
you got better looking , too.

Oh come on, you were all thinking it.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:46 am
by stuward
Ironman wrote:I just wonder how you lost 100lbs without having much loose skin.... My skin is considerably worse.
He was probably younger than you when he did it and therefore better elasticity. There could be nutritional differences as well, and therefore healthier collagen.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:41 am
by Wouter
Why did you crop out the girl in that last picture?

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:48 pm
by Jungledoc
Wouter wrote:Why did you crop out the girl in that last picture?
So guys like you wouldn't oggle her!

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:44 pm
by NightFaLL
Wouter wrote:Why did you crop out the girl in that last picture?
Not my place to post another person's picture on the internet. :)

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:46 pm
by NightFaLL
stuward wrote:
Ironman wrote:I just wonder how you lost 100lbs without having much loose skin.... My skin is considerably worse.
He was probably younger than you when he did it and therefore better elasticity. There could be nutritional differences as well, and therefore healthier collagen.
This is my guess, it's gotten better over time. I like to think I've put on considerably more muscle since I started as well.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 am
by robertscott
anyone else think Nightfall looks a totally different ethnicity in the more recent photos?

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:19 pm
by NightFaLL
robertscott wrote:anyone else think Nightfall looks a totally different ethnicity in the more recent photos?
I'd blame it on my tan.

Also, once you start getting in to lower body fat percentages, you really start to lose a lot of fat on your face - makes your jaw line/cheek bones sharper i feel like.

Re: Filling out - any advice?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:45 am
by Wouter
NightFaLL wrote:
Wouter wrote:Why did you crop out the girl in that last picture?
Not my place to post another person's picture on the internet. :)
Nice answer, +1 internet coolness gained.
I was wondering, does the loose skin 'tighten up' over time?
And what if a person looses a lot of weight, but over a long time, has he got less problems with loose skin?