Weight Loss Stories – Rick McArdle Lost 27 Pounds in 20 Days

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Name: Rick
Age: 52
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Fitness Model & Construction
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Height: 6’0″
Waist: 32″
Starting Weight: 205 pounds
Current Weight: 178 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 27 pounds!success-stories-new-layout-rick-m

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 Interview!

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 works!

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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?
Twenty days!

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
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.

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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 fat.

Rick’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
rick-m-weight-loss-3Banana, whey isolate protein shake to counter catabolic state in the morning. Two eggs with whole grain toast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Lunch:
Fruit, chicken sandwich, salad.

Dinner:
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!

Weight Training:
6 days on and 1 day off:

  • Arms: biceps and triceps
  • Squats: glutes, quads, groin, flexors
  • Trapezius: shrugs
  • Deltoids: shoulder press
  • Back: deadlifts, bent over rows
  • Calves: leg press
  • Obliques & abs: lots of different exercises
  • Hamstrings: Romanian deadlifts
  • Chest (dumbbells): decline, incline, flat bench, cables

Cardiovascular:
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 aerobic work).

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