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    Before and after pics

    My goal, for my first phase, was to drop to 245 and retain as much muscle as possible in 3 months. I was 284 when I started, and now 240. I don't think I lost very much muscle. I am starting to get concerned with getting loose skin, so I'm slowing down my fat loss. I will alternate between clean bulking and cutting over the next 4-6 months, hopefully loosing fat at a rate I don't get loose skin. Before and after pics-img_1145.jpg

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    Great job horse! Keepafter it awesome progress!

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    Thanks man. The first picture is actually one month in, I didn't think about taking a pic when I started. So there's only two months between the two pics. However, I still weighed the same as I did when I started in the first pic, but I had lost a couple inches in my waist
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    Great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Thanks man. The first picture is actually one month in, I didn't think about taking a pic when I started. So there's only two months between the two pics. However, I still weighed the same as I did when I started in the first pic, but I had lost a couple inches in my waist
    Recomp's a bitch. I cant do it without losing muscle my diet is too variable to my work.Really good work though!

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    Nice job Guitarzan. Put some 11s on that Tele, that will burn some cals

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    Whew, 11's would be tough! I use to play 10's back in the band days, but I play 9's now that I don't play as much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post
    Recomp's a bitch. I cant do it without losing muscle my diet is too variable to my work.Really good work though!
    Tren probably had something to do with not losing muscle....
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Whew, 11's would be tough! I use to play 10's back in the band days, but I play 9's now that I don't play as much
    Right on. I was mostly just joking. Some guys get some HUGE tone with small wires (Rev G). I run 9s on my LP, cuz it's more of a singing instrument, but switched to 11s on my strats in 2001 after bud turned me on to how low you can get the action with them. That's great you play a Tele, some amazing players use those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Whew, 11's would be tough! I use to play 10's back in the band days, but I play 9's now that I don't play as much
    Right on. I was mostly just joking. Some guys get some HUGE tone with small wires (Rev G). I run 9s on my LP, cuz it's more of a singing instrument, but switched to 11s on my strats in 2001 after bud turned me on to how low you can get the action with them. That's great you play a Tele, some amazing players use those.

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    I love lp's, and tele's. I'm currently building a tele that has a gibson scale! Before and after pics-img_0826.jpg

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    How tall are you tarzan? You got the right build for this shit. Wish I was your build, you are one of those cats that just needs to cut and you will look like a God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    I love lp's, and tele's. I'm currently building a tele that has a gibson scale! Click image for larger version. 

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    Right on, that's gonna be nice. 3 PUs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post
    How tall are you tarzan? You got the right build for this shit. Wish I was your build, you are one of those cats that just needs to cut and you will look like a God.
    6'2
    Thanks man

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    Uno post
    Last edited by guitarzan; 09-15-2017 at 07:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Desert Bill View Post
    Right on, that's gonna be nice. 3 PUs?
    Yep, all Duncan's
    Humbucker middle, strat middle and tele bridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Yep, all Duncan's
    Humbucker middle, strat middle and tele bridge
    Right on, I love Seymour's stuff. Have the '59 hum. in a strat, bridge, w/ tap switch.

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    Heck with it, starting heavy cardio Monday. Bout to drop some fat, lose skin or not. Got to stop worrying bout losing a little muscle. Planning a bulk cycle in a few months
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Heck with it, starting heavy cardio Monday. Bout to drop some fat, lose skin or not. Got to stop worrying bout losing a little muscle. Planning a bulk cycle in a few months
    Fuck yeah all or nothin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post
    Fuck yeah all or nothin!
    If your not doing absurd amounts of cardio on a seriously restricted diet, you won't lose much muscle.
    “If you can't explain it to a second grader, you probably don't understand it yourself.” Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    If your not doing absurd amounts of cardio on a seriously restricted diet, you won't lose much muscle.
    Define absurd amount.
    Going to work at 215 and coming home at 200 more than one day in a week cause me muscle loss as well as fat.
    One bad week at work is something I will spend 14 days on cycle recovering from strengthwise.
    Other than that, running a few miles ain't gonna cause any muscles loss if my diet is right.

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    I'm planning around 30 mins a day, 4-5 days a week. I pretty much haven't been doing any. I will keep my protein high, and figure out where my ft and carbs need to be. I'm thinking 50/30/20-p/c/f
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    I'm planning around 30 mins a day, 4-5 days a week. I pretty much haven't been doing any. I will keep my protein high, and figure out where my ft and carbs need to be. I'm thinking 50/30/20-p/c/f
    That should be fine.
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    Well hell, hurt my back couple weeks ago (not at gym), turns out it's a herniated disk. It's a little better, but heavy cardio is out, and heavy lifting too. I have managed to somewhat stay on diet, and started back lifting light last week. Guess I'll take it week by week, but definitely think my goal of reaching 18% or less bf by spring is still reachable, while maintaining muscle. I was around 35% in January, and around 22% now
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Well hell, hurt my back couple weeks ago (not at gym), turns out it's a herniated disk. It's a little better, but heavy cardio is out, and heavy lifting too. I have managed to somewhat stay on diet, and started back lifting light last week. Guess I'll take it week by week, but definitely think my goal of reaching 18% or less bf by spring is still reachable, while maintaining muscle. I was around 35% in January, and around 22% now
    Sorry to hear that man. Go to a good chiropractor or accupuncturist and go there once a week.
    I know a big guy in directional boring that attributes accupuncture to curing his back after 20 chiropractors couldn't.

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    Been going to chiropractor, definitely helping. I daubt our little shit town, or the ones around us have acupuncture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Been going to chiropractor, definitely helping. I daubt our little shit town, or the ones around us have acupuncture!
    A lot of DC’s practice acupuncture as well. One of my docs at the clinic did, I had him work on my knee from time to time.
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    Are you on cycle guitar?

    You are one of them guys who has the genetics definitely.

    Flexed bi's are monsterous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Are you on cycle guitar?

    You are one of them guys who has the genetics definitely.

    Flexed bi's are monsterous
    100% agreed!

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    Thanks couch, I was ending a cycle when I took that last pic

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    This was last week. Only got a little over a week of cardio in before I hurt my back. Really sucks, I was making some good progress. Gonna keep hitting the weights, doing what I can without putting stress on my back. Squats, dead lifts, heavy shrugs, definitely out the question

    Before and after pics-img_1222.jpg

    For some reason pic looks stretched when you click on it
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    Before and after pics-img_1293.jpg

    Back into my old xl shirts.....kinda lol
    Still fighting herniated disk, very limited to what I can do in the gym. Hopefully it'll heal soon, may need to up the deca ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
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    Back into my old xl shirts.....kinda lol
    Still fighting herniated disk, very limited to what I can do in the gym. Hopefully it'll heal soon, may need to up the deca ...
    I hope your disc gets took care of. Your arms are looking great

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    Thanks man. Bout to hit the ol disk with some anadrol and dbol , that ought to whip her in to shape!
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    Incredible progress, OP! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager1 View Post
    Incredible progress, OP! Congrats!
    Thanks man. Down to 238 now, probably a little muscle loss since my workouts are limited due to the bad back.

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    Another updated pic. Been staying around 240 for last couple months, didn't wanna get loose skin. I think I've trimmed up a little more anyway. This is me now, and the same pic I posted when I started

    Before and after pics-img_1570.jpg
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    Way to go.
    Excited for your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc6667 View Post
    Way to go.
    Excited for your progress.
    Thanks, I'm down to 214 now

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