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I need to get rid of them and other pertruding parts of my body. Ideally I want a six pack, but it's still early days. Little steps towards a big goal!

Height: 6ft
Weight: 80kg

This is just a little log for me to keep track whilst I lose the blubber. If you want to follow and/or comment, go ahead! I appreciate feedback good or bad!

With regards to the pictures, the boxers are a slightly too small around the waist, so as to highlight the problem area!
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What's your height and weight? I recommend heavy compound lifts and HIIT
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Hmm probably the closest bodyshape I've seen to mine on this forum so I'd love to hear what you're doing and how well you get on
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What's your height and weight? I recommend heavy compound lifts and HIIT
6ft, 80kg.

On a calorie restricted diet? It would certainly work, though I don't know if my body will like it particularly much.

It might be ok for body builders looking to cut down a few lbs for a comp because it's their job - it's what they do. I on the other hand actually have to do stuff and go to college lol
There's nothing more annoying than not being able to go for a run because of DOMS from an intense weight session. In my experience, DOMS can last about 5 days and it really can mess up your progress!

Have you done this yourself?
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You'll stop getting DOMS after a few weeks.
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If DoMs is that bad then just get some heat rub on it, take a painkiller and go out and work past it
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6ft, 80kg.

On a calorie restricted diet? It would certainly work, though I don't know if my body will like it particularly much.

It might be ok for body builders looking to cut down a few lbs for a comp because it's their job - it's what they do. I on the other hand actually have to do stuff and go to college lol
There's nothing more annoying than not being able to go for a run because of DOMS from an intense weight session. In my experience, DOMS can last about 5 days and it really can mess up your progress!

Have you done this yourself?
Yes I do. But I mainly focus on HIIT rather then heavy weightlifting because I don't really want to get huge. But when I was bulking, I focussed on heavy weightlifting with sets of five reps. DOMS should go after a few workouts. It shouldn't stop you from HIIT or whatever.

I don't think you would need to restrict your calories, you might need more, especially with HIIT. Post your diet
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Yes I do. But I mainly focus on HIIT rather then heavy weightlifting because I don't really want to get huge. But when I was bulking, I focussed on heavy weightlifting with sets of five reps. DOMS should go after a few workouts. It shouldn't stop you from HIIT or whatever.

I don't think you would need to restrict your calories, you might need more, especially with HIIT. Post your diet
It's simple really.

50g muesli in the morning (with semi-skimmed milk)

Half a tin of beans on a slice of whole-meal toast (with nuts and seeds in it) and a bit of cheese

Chicken with vegetables or salad for dinner. One night a week I have a chilli con carne without rice

Lots of water throughout the day. That is my diet whilst I'm at home on the holidays. Lunch will be different at college.
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That diet will help you lose the love handles. If you want some more muscle you will have to eat more and lose the fat later. If you just want a 6-pack then I assume you could just do cardio and ab exercises, with your current diet. It might look a little odd with no muscle elsewhere. Good luck Blutarsky Man-Spider
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That diet will help you lose the love handles. If you want some more muscle you will have to eat more and lose the fat later. If you just want a 6-pack then I assume you could just do cardio and ab exercises, with your current diet. It might look a little odd with no muscle elsewhere. Good luck Blutarsky Man-Spider
Lol

My bad :p:

I just want to lose fat at the moment. If I start eating more, I won't fit into my trousers anymore lol. They're already starting to get a little tighter! I want to get rid of the love handles, then put the weight back on but instead of it being all fat, some of it will be muscle.

I suppose from then on, it's lather, rinse, repeat. I hope it's that simple anyway
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First weight session today:

Squats 3x5 - 67.5kg
Bench Press 3x8 - 47.5kg
Barbell Rows 3x8 - 47.5kg
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First weight session today:

Squats 3x5 - 67.5kg
Bench Press 3x8 - 47.5kg
Barbell Rows 3x8 - 47.5kg
Not bad at all if that's your first session and you aren't used to weight training.
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First HIIT session... ever.

Did 1min 90% followed by 2mins 40% x6 - could do no more.

I don't know if it's worth lowering the intensity of the intense part so I have the energy to fit more 'reps' (if you like) in.

Diet:

Breakfast:

Bowl of meusli

Lunch:

Grilled chicken with salad and an apple

Dinner:

Grilled chicken with vegetables and yoghurt pot of baked beans

Don't know how many calories this comes to - all I know is that my breakfast is close to 500 itself (I probably should start controlling how much I have, but it's sooo nice).
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1 minute is quite a long time to be doing high intensity. Cut it to 30 seconds or less, keep the intensity up.
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