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Weight/Losing Upper Body Weight
« on: August 03, 2011, 10:09:55 am »
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Dear Lance and ADarq,
I was recently weighed in at 6'3.75 and 188 lbs. I know I have a relatively low bodyfat because my abs show a lot, but I also work them a lot. I'm currently training for speed and my vert (see journal) but I still have the feeling that at 16 I'm carrying around some babyfat/extra weight. I was wondering what I could do about losing some of this, including diet specifics and extra work, without compromising my recovery from weight and explosive training. What do you think of the upper body ergometer? Will that put on weight in my upper body. Right now I'm discouraged about the size of my arms. They're nearly as big as my calves and I do not like big arms. Is there anything I can do about that?

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Re: Weight/Losing Upper Body Weight
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 02:17:34 pm »
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Dear Lance and ADarq,
I was recently weighed in at 6'3.75 and 188 lbs. I know I have a relatively low bodyfat because my abs show a lot, but I also work them a lot. I'm currently training for speed and my vert (see journal) but I still have the feeling that at 16 I'm carrying around some babyfat/extra weight. I was wondering what I could do about losing some of this, including diet specifics and extra work, without compromising my recovery from weight and explosive training.

  Losing a little bodyfat if you need to is not hard, just make sure to keep PROTEIN high, adjust fat and carbs so that youre steadily losing a little bodyfat at a steady pace, but not sacrificing strength or power on the track and in the weight room. 


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What do you think of the upper body ergometer? Will that put on weight in my upper body. Right now I'm discouraged about the size of my arms. They're nearly as big as my calves and I do not like big arms. Is there anything I can do about that?

  The ergometer is fine, there is really nothing special about it but if youre going to use it do it in explosive intervals like tabatas. 20 on 10 sec off, for 8 rds, etc.  Tempo running is GREAT for track athletes, especially sprinters, just dont over do it and keep the intensity where its supposed to be.  Dont worry about the size of your arms/calves right now man, just keep a strong emphasis on the exercises that are most beneficial to your event and the rest will take care of itself.
Relax.