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  1. Hey Rainmaker, Your consistency and determination is admirable. Keep it up, it will take you far. I really think your issues are with your diet. I think you are getting far too much sugar. Sugar is the culprit that leads to the body storing fat, it also causes insulin spikes which just make us hungry and crave more sugar. Look at some of the articles on the main site that discuss Paleo-ish diets. They are great for fat loss while maintaining muscle mass and are very satisfying leading to reduced calories by default. My suggestions, get that sugar out of your
  2. Hey Nerds! I would like some suggestions for how to drop that last bit of body fat to get me from about 16-17% to 12-13% Background: Male, 5'-11'' (182cm), 162lbs. (73.5kg), 31 years old. I've been lifting weights 3-4 days a week for about a 1 1/2 years now with some very good results. I went from 185lbs (84kg) and 19% body fat to my current weight while clearly adding muscle (from a visual perspective.) Currently I fast from 9pm to 10am most days and eat about 80% paleo (I still eat some cheese, butter, and cream and have the occasional tortilla). I also skip bre
  3. The Rangers seem very appealing to my ADD fitness interests. I am getting Married in 30 days so I probably will keep it simple with the Rebels for the coming challenge. Something like not eating like a garbage dump because I'm on a honeymoon and maintaining some level of training. I'll start working on some goals and get ready for the upcoming challenge! Thanks for the tips!!
  4. I find that when I lower my grains to almost zero I can definitely feel a bit edgy, but this also translates into more energy. One thing that helped me fight the irritability was to up my fat intake while not eating grains. I do this with olive oil, butter (I know its not Paleo), Avocado, and Eggs, lots of eggs. Sometimes Bacon.
  5. Rebels, Taking the time to introduce myself. Resident IT nerd and lover of all things computer and gadget. My fitness journey began in January 2016. I finished up my degree at the age of 29 and when everything was said and done I noticed that my schedule of waking up, eating, going to work and sitting, eating, sitting some more, going straight to class, eating, sitting all night till 1030 and doing it again the next day had left me with an extra 20lbs and I was not happy with my appearance. So naturally, being a Nerd, I starting searching the internet and in the mi
  6. Yep, I think you're right. I don't think I'm bringing the weights down far enough. Seems like I just got ahead of myself. I'll back the weight down and press from my ear and progress from there. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't always have someone at the gym to say "Hey, you're not doing it right."
  7. Correct, I'm on an inclined bench. I am already sitting when I bring the dumbbells up. I hammer curl them up and then pivot my elbow out so the dumbbells are in line with my shoulder, my elbows by my side. It is at this point that I cannot press them up over my head. I will try standing and getting them into position to see if that helps.
  8. Hello Nerds! Novice weightlifter here. I have a question about what is failing me on my inclined dumbbell press. I think one of the most frustrating things about beginning weight lifting is the inadequacies of certain muscles get in the way of my stronger muscles. I know this takes time, but some knowledge will help too. That is why I'm here. Simply put, I cannot get the dumbbell's over my head into starting position prior to the first rep. I am using 50Lbs. dumbbells. Once over my head (with assistance) I can press the dumbbells for 6 reps. What muscles are failing he
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