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Old 03-23-2007, 03:58 AM
thorco_ thorco_ is offline
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Default Weight loss vs. water retention

Hi all, I am 36 yrs old and am 6'1" 265lbs. I have always been heavy but active in the sense that I stay busy with walks, riding my bike, golf, playing with the kids, etc. I have recently (~ 1 month ago) started getting into a serious lifting regimine where I lift 4 days a week and do HIIT training 2 days a week and do low impact cardio (~ 1 hour walks) 3 to 4 times a week. I also started taking CEE post workout and am wondering what else might be of benefit to aid in the weight loss area while adding muscle. Here's what a normal day looks like:
7:00 a.m. 3/4 C oatmeal, handful of nuts and 1 scoop protein
9:30 a.m. 1.5 scoops protein powder
12:30 p.m. lean protein (chicken breast) and sometimes a veg
3:00 p.m. workout
3:45 p.m. CEE and post workout protein
6:30 p.m. lean protein, veg and alot of H20
9:00 p.m. 1 scoop of protein powder

As far as the weights I'm doing something like this:
Monday
chest/bicepts

Tues
Back/Tricepts

Wed
legs/abs

Thurs
shoulders/traps

Friday
nothing

I have read posts telling about the water retention effects of the creatine and am wondering if that might be offsetting any fat loss that might be occurring and what people with more experience would recommend to acheiving this goal. I feel that over time I will start to see real results but want to make sure I'm not wasting time while I could be doing something else to improve them.
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