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My fat loss in the last 5 months and taking it to the next level!
 
 
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10-02-2019, 05:02 AM
 
Hi all

In the last 5.5 months I have been concentrating on fat loss. I have mainly worked out with bodyweight exercises and Kenpo (Martial arts). Bodyweight training has been limited due to having to take 5-6 weeks off because of burnout (doctors orders), so mainly did walking in that time with 1 Kenpo workout! - which was hard for me as I'm used to working out lots!!). So basically with very limited training I had to concentrate on my diet.
No idea on how much weight I have lost as I don't weigh myself any more. It's not a very accurate way of measuring things, so I ditched the scales.
Here are my results:

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- Before anyone questions the lack of tattoo (I've had this on facebook lol) The left pic was taken using my phone on timer, the right pic is taken in a mirror..

I am currently injured (bruised ribs and pulled my shoulder) after a weekend of Kenpo seminars - but once I have got through those injuries I will be able to get back to it and I want to take my Physique to the next level - increase muscle mass and try to keep as lean as I can (I still have a long way to go).

While my ribs/shoulder heal I will be concentrating on Legs and Abs training as I can do that without straining my injuries.

I'm hoping Johns book will be out soon so I can get started!

Looking forward to gaining some muscle and back on the journey

- Kenpopaul
 
 
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10-02-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Nice job kenpopaul!

What you're doing is definitely working for you.
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10-02-2019, 08:01 AM
 
Thanks Rob

I actually didn't realise how far I'd come until I looked at the older picture yesterday morning and did a comparison collage pic.. Still a bit more fat to lose and then will start on the muscle building phase.
Enjoying the process so that makes it easier.

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10-02-2019, 08:30 AM
 
You’re very welcome.

Ironically, while I’ve been back into a good routine lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of backing off the intensity in order to expedite fat loss myself.

I really like my current routine, as it gives me the workout “feel”.

But, I see your progress as a “sign” that I might be onto something there. So, I may need to really discipline myself to reach my desired goal.

Thank you for posting the pics.

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10-02-2019, 02:50 PM
 
Hello Kenpopaul,

You're obviously doing a lot of things right. As relates to the nutrition issue, I signed off on "The Nutritional Edge" and it is with the design team as I write this.


As relate to 'the Living Strength Isometric Power Belt Course' I had revised it several times due to feedback that I had received. That was a huge mistake and it's one that I will never make with another course that I write. The truth is...I don't need anyone else to give me feedback. If what I am presenting is based on my own best first-hand knowledge I SHOULD NOT ask anyone how they feel about it but deliver only whT I personally believe in.

Example: I find it interesting that in some of the feedback that I have received that there are those that really hate the idea of the 3-Stage Isometric Contraction for the purpose of gaining muscle mass. What it comes down to is that many people want to believe they can accomplish their goals with just one super intense contraction at each angle...and perhaps they can...but...I can't and have not until I started performing the 3-Stage Isometric Contraction. For me personally, it was the thing that unlocked the muscle-sculpting potential of Isometrics. Prior to that, all I ever felt was that Isometrics were the ultimate method for increasing muscle definition and density but not for an appreciable increase in size. The 3-stage changed that for me.

So in the text, I'm giving options for accomplishing different goals. As relates specifically to sculpting muscle and gaining size there is one thing that I am certain of that applies universally and that is that it is an absolute must to infuse the muscles with highly oxygenated blood no matter what method is used. When I was a kid they called it 'flushing' the muscles with blood and it was later changed to getting a "pump". Of course, it's the same concept no matter what you call it and that is to feel the skin surrounding any given muscle group tighten as a result of blood being infused into the muscle. Without achieving a pump you will not achieve an appreciable increase in muscle size.


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10-02-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Paul,


You've done a hell of a job and whatever you're doing it's working. Keep at it bro and keep making the journey exciting and working in your favor. It doesn't seem you have all that far to go so keep taking the wins even down to the smallest fraction of weight loss. Very happy about your accomplishment.
 
 
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10-02-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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Hello Kenpopaul,

You're obviously doing a lot of things right. As relates to the nutrition issue, I signed off on "The Nutritional Edge" and it is with the design team as I write this.


As relate to 'the Living Strength Isometric Power Belt Course' I had revised it several times due to feedback that I had received. That was a huge mistake and it's one that I will never make with another course that I write. The truth is...I don't need anyone else to give me feedback. If what I am presenting is based on my own best first-hand knowledge I SHOULD NOT ask anyone how they feel about it but deliver only whT I personally believe in.

Example: I find it interesting that in some of the feedback that I have received that there are those that really hate the idea of the 3-Stage Isometric Contraction for the purpose of gaining muscle mass. What it comes down to is that many people want to believe they can accomplish their goals with just one super intense contraction at each angle...and perhaps they can...but...I can't and have not until I started performing the 3-Stage Isometric Contraction. For me personally, it was the thing that unlocked the muscle-sculpting potential of Isometrics. Prior to that, all I ever felt was that Isometrics were the ultimate method for increasing muscle definition and density but not for an appreciable increase in size. The 3-stage changed that for me.

So in the text, I'm giving options for accomplishing different goals. As relates specifically to sculpting muscle and gaining size there is one thing that I am certain of that applies universally and that is that it is an absolute must to infuse the muscles with highly oxygenated blood no matter what method is used. When I was a kid they called it 'flushing' the muscles with blood and it was later changed to getting a "pump". Of course, it's the same concept no matter what you call it and that is to feel the skin surrounding any given muscle group tighten as a result of blood being infused into the muscle. Without achieving a pump you will not achieve an appreciable increase in muscle size.


---John Peterson



John,

I'm sorry but what does this post have to do with Paul's accomplishment? You hardly acknowledged him at all and went straight to something completely off topic and talking about something we've already known and read. At least give the man a few more props that he deserves without the need to go into your posts about the belt and the nutrition book.
 
 
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Hey Benny,


You're right. I wasn't with it.

The truth is, I was looking at Kenpopaul's photos and really amazed at the difference but I was trying to figure out his point about the tattoo (nice work by the way).

As far as props, what can I say? It's an amazing difference, not only has the man lost a great deal of girth but he also looks younger in the right-hand picture (right hand as I look at it) than he did in the left-hand photo. The kind of results he shows in the right-hand photo reminds me a great deal of those obtained by a friend of mine by the name of Ric Friberg.

Ric, told me that ihe wasn't able to lose the fat covering his abdominals that he wanted to lose until he embraced Intermittent Fasting. He literally told me that for a while he had been doing 500 sit-ups and 500 leg Raises each day but did not develop his abdominals the way he had wanted. It was only when he turned to I.F. that he was able to get the kind of results in fat loss that he wanted to achieve. He also told me that every other dieting strategy left him feeling constantly hungry. In his case he ultimately settled on just a one hour feeding window between 6 and 7 PM during which time he consumes his food. His results have been as startling as the photos of Kenpopaul. And I hope everyone realizes that I mean that in the most positive sense. Still, I must admit that I too was thrown by the photos and thinking that right hand photos must have been shot before the photo on the left with the tattoo. Bottom line; I admit I was confused by what I was seeing. I didn't mean to slight anyone.

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10-03-2019, 02:59 AM
 
Hey all,

Thanks for the comments. i almost didn't post the pics as I don't always like loads of attention etc, but the main rason for posting was to show people that what John has been saying about nutrition being 85-90% of the equation is so true! In the last 5 months I have hardly done any training. Usually I do 3-4 days a week bodyweight plus Iso's thrown in as well as my martial arts training, but I haven't been able to do that for the past 6 months. If I had of done I think the results would have been outstanding!

I didn't do Intermittent Fasting this time. I have done it before in the past a number of times, but never found that it makes a difference (for me) with fat loss as it just makes me super hungry and I end up binging on foods I wouldn't normally eat. For a lot of people they swear by it and it makes all the difference for them, but it just turns me into the cookie monster lol.

As for the Tattoo confusion, here's another pic with the tattoo in:

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10-03-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Hello Kenpopaul,

What you have accomplished is really amazing because you even have the outline of a prominent six pack in place. Your pectorals are also well shaped. The truth is that you could have stated that you were training two hours a day to achieve the results you have achieved between the two photos and everyone would believe you. Seriously, you're an example for one and all.

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