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Vinnie Tortorich answers listener questions from George Ramler concerning getting lean and fitness in general on today’s Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.
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HOW GEORGE FOUND VINNIE
- George doesn’t completely remember, however he is a big audiobook listener
- He then found the podcast
- George refers many people to both the book and the diet
- He’s a former football player (D3) but he wants to get lean like Vinnie which is part of the reason he follows Vinnie so seriously
HOW CAN A GUY LIKE GEORGE LEAN OUT BUT ALSO STAY BIG?
- George was a tightend, 6’4″, 225 lbs
- He now weighs 245 and is in pretty good shape but wants to get lean
- He wants to lose 15 lbs
- In football, it was all about being big to stay safe
- “Fear of smallness” after stopping playing football
- Ex Football players have to accept that they will lose a little size (not muscle size, muscles can look bigger)
- There are many guys who aren’t in shape but are very strong, built
- One must consider: Fit to do what?
- Vinnie feels that George will still be as strong even if he were to lose 30 lbs
IF ONE IS CARRYING A BIG BODY AROUND, IS IT HARDER TO STAY HEALTHY LONG TERM?
- It depends on one’s BMI, not on one’s sheer size
- You can still live a long, successful life
COULD VINNIE EVER DO A MUSCLE UP?
- A muscle up is where one does a pull up, pulls oneself over the bar, and dips
- Vinnie could do this in college even when he weighed 230 lbs
- Vinnie was in the gymnasium all the time as a physical education major so Vinnie could even do an Iron Cross
IF ONE WANTS TO LEAN OUT, DOES ONE NEED TO BE INCREDIBLY STRICT WITH THE DIET?
- You do not need to be in ketosis
- If you are eating veggies, some fruit, and meat, your body will pack on lean muscles
- This will improve one’s workout
- You have to completely commit to this diet to achieve goals such as George’s
An NSNG meet up where Vinnie goes to his fans may be on the horizon…