Weight Loss Success Stories - Rick McArdle Lost 27 Pounds
First Name: Rick
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Fitness Model & Construction
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 27 pounds!
Starting Weight: 205 pounds
Current Weight: 178 pounds
Rick's Weight Loss Story!
I have been around athletics and fitness since I was 17. A year
ago, I changed my eating habits for the worst and was not into my
disciplined training. So I went through a fruit cleansing for 20
days with protein shakes 2 times a day. I lost 20 pounds! It was
mostly from around my abs and obliques. I have my 8 pack back, vascularity,
symmetry, bulk with a lot of muscle tone and a lot of energy!
I'm looking for a new agent to represent me for fitness modeling.
Check out my fitness
model's page! At 52, I get a lot of compliments everywhere.
Genetics, muscle memory and diet with a disciplined workout routine
is so key! I'm 52 and I'm feeling and looking great! I hope I can
get picked up in the fitness industry. I have a lot of years of
experience plus knowledge. I want and hope to help others who are
part of the "baby boomer" generation.
Rick's Weight Loss Questions & Answers!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I hit 205 pounds and saw a picture of myself. Prior to this
increase I never went over 180 pounds!
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to be an example for the older generation also. After
23 years, I re-entered the modeling world.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
The all important diet. At first, I used fruit cleansing. It
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Time. For me with my high metabolism and muscle memory it really
didn't take that long. I am grateful!
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Again, within 20 days. Really!
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
Before gaining up to 205 pounds, I have maintained my current
weight for many years and now it has been almost a year. I'm not
turning back. I want to continue my success in modeling and fitness!
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
I am more positive and energetic! I'm getting some work modeling
and producing in my other business. I help other older (40 and
over) men and women to get their hopes up for seeing results.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit has definitely added to my 30+ years around fitness.
They have great updates on their site especially for me with my
ab work and diet. ShapeFit.com has given me an edge to especially
keep my defined chest and abs.
Rick's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Water! Hydrate to feel full.
Weight loss tip #2:
Small and balanced meals.
Weight loss tip #3:
Cardio! Walk, bike and run.
Weight loss tip #4:
Low caloric intake.
Weight loss tip #5:
Proper weight training is another way to expend energy and burn
Rick's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
whey isolate protein shake to counter catabolic state in the morning.
Two eggs with whole grain toast. Break fast is the most important
meal of the day.
Fruit, chicken sandwich, salad.
Steak, fish or chicken, salad, veggies, protein shake.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit, hard boiled egg whites, shake, water (throughout day),
salad, protein bars, raw veggies (broccoli, cauliflower with dressing).
Rick's Weight Loss Workouts!
6 days on and 1 day off:
Arms: biceps and triceps
Squats: glutes, quads, groin, flexors
Obliques & abs
Chest (dumbbells): decline, incline, flat bench, cables
Stretch before and after (in wet sauna) along with AB work. Walk
and run on indoor track or I use the stationary bike or stairmaster.
Cardio outside includes cycling and walking (over 20 minutes for
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