01-03-2004, 02:01 AM #1
Cutting soon. Need a little advice.
I tried a cutting diet once and it failed due to the face of temptation, but that was a while ago. This time I am more motivated and want it more. I want to lose about 2-4 lbs a week with the least amount of muscle possible.
Let me make sure I got this straight. I want to eat around 5 or 6 small meals a day? Which one is better? Should I do 30 min or cardio in the morning, evening, or both? Should my pre workout meal contain slow digesting carbs for energy? Should carbs be in my post cycle meal?
I'm 244 lbs, 6'4", 18%bf. I want to get down to a lean 9% or 10% by end of may or early july. I think that this goal can be reached, right? If not help me to make it more reasonable.
01-03-2004, 02:39 AM #2Originally Posted by Xavier_4446
01-03-2004, 04:07 AM #3Originally Posted by Xavier_4446
As for getting to 9 or 10% body fat, its possible, but it will take a lot of work and dilligence. Aso a lot will depend on how much muscle you are starting with and some genetics.
For me, I am pretty lean at 12%, and I can go below that, I have learned, but its very painful to maintain that. With hard work I can maintain 12% without restricting calories.
Last edited by beenie; 01-03-2004 at 04:13 AM.
01-03-2004, 07:42 AM #4
Unless your competing, I would tell you to shoot for 1-2 lbs of weight loss a week. Anymore, your taking the risk of losing valuable muscle. Remember the hardest part when it comes to cutting is not loosing any muscle. Of course the best way to avoid that is with proper diet and aas. So don't rush the weightloss unless your getting ready for a show and its a must. Hope this helps,
01-03-2004, 11:29 AM #5Originally Posted by usualsuspect
01-03-2004, 01:23 PM #6
"Watching your weight" is not a good way to gauge your progess when your goal is to get ripped. For example, take any 200lb guy with 20% bodyfat and have him lose 30lbs in 2 months. Yes, he will look better than his former self but his body shape won't change. Now take that same 200lb guy and have him lose 8-10lbs in 2 months but this time with a 6-8% drop in his bf. Of course he's going to look like a whole different person, right?
When cutting losing losing weight should not be the goal but rather changing body composition around and drop bodyfat. So when I said 1-2 lbs a week should be enough, I was taking into consideration a reduction of bodyfat. Bodyfat reduction and what you see in the mirror tell the full story on a successful cutting program.
01-03-2004, 02:40 PM #7
lol still waiting on swole cats advice
01-03-2004, 03:40 PM #8
AM I NOT GOOD@!#!@#!# I AM THE DANCING BANANAN MAN AKA
and no i dont even take my self seriously..
01-03-2004, 03:53 PM #9Originally Posted by Xavier_4446
01-03-2004, 08:17 PM #10
General rule of thumb is 1-2 lbs a week tops, anything else is loosing muscle. I also agree i wouldnt rely on the scale to see of you are loosing, if you have a good diet and doing weights and cardio you may only loose 10 lbs but drop 5-6% bodyfat. however its alot easier to loose then to try and loose and gain LBM.
01-03-2004, 09:55 PM #11AR Hall of Fame
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Very well put, very very well.........
01-04-2004, 12:55 AM #12Originally Posted by ElliotNess
Your an attention whore bro. LOL
01-04-2004, 12:59 AM #13Originally Posted by usualsuspect
No pun intented bro, and yes I found your information to be very useful. Sometimes you can just get a lot of different views on some different subjects. Just wanted to see if your's and swole's were the exact same (which they were) or different. That's all man.
01-05-2004, 11:19 AM #14Originally Posted by SwoleCat
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