A key part of my mission is to obtain the ideal body. After doing a bunch of research I've set my targets on these three metrics which are my current best guess as to what the ideal body would be to me:
- Weight - 195 pounds (Currently 6' and 190 pounds)
- Body fat percentage - 11% (Currently 28.5%)
- Resting heart rate - 55 BPM (Currently 74 BPM)
(would love feedback on these targets)
I've been searching for a strategy that will get me to my ideal body the most efficient and fastest way. Keto and Stronglifts have been the foundation of my progress so far (I started out at 240 pounds and just the bar). I lift 3x per week and try to increase the weight every time. I am getting to the point where I am just incrementing by 2.5 pounds each session and at the last of each sets my form is about 70-80% of what it should be and I almost fail the last rep. It is easier to lift heavy when I cheat and eat carbs, but my usual day is keto at 1,200 to 2,000 calories. Last testosterone check was ~500 (six months ago when I was 30 pounds fatter) but checking again in January (I am 34).
Do I need to be incorporating cardio into my regimen at this point or should I keep on cranking with Stronglifts? Any tips on things you guys have done to see bursts of progress? I understand this is a marathon and not a race, I just want to be as efficient as possible with my time.
Current lifts for reference:
- Squat: 205
- Overhead press: 100
- Deadlift: 240
- Bench: 145
- Row: 135
Thank you my brothers, I have already seen such an improvement in my life from taking my body and health seriously and I feel like I am still just at the beginning of the journey.