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I would really like to get shredded, however that goal conflicts with a goal I'm currently pursuing, which is to bench 500 pounds. From Jan 2017 to Jan 2018  I lost 70 pounds of fat and put on 20 pounds of muscle. Since then I've put on about 20 more pounds, which is mostly muscle as my lift numbers have gone up since then (Bench has gone up about 70 pounds with that added 20 pounds of weight). However it has increased my bodyfat as well, which I knew would happen and accept it as part of the price I have to pay to reach my bench goal. I've got to up my bench about 25 more pounds before I reach that goal, and then I'll be all about shredding & getting as fit as possible for the rest of my life.

Best of luck to the rest of you in your goals!

4/27/19 4:28 PM
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jbc -

Ok, here’s a question then.

I’m a few years older than Stray.  6’ and about 205 at probably 18-20%bf.  My grappling competitive weight was 185.  Eat fairly well throughout the week, but tend to eat more than I should on weekends and work travel (drinks plus snacks).

Being older, I know that diet counts more than exercise for losing fat, so the three part question is what kind of caloric deficit do you suggest for ‘sustainable’ fat loss, do you rely on protein supplementation at all, and do you increase the cardio:strength ratio when cutting?

Ideally, I’d be sub 15% body fat by summer.

I’ll get at this later tonight when I have a little time. 

4/27/19 5:47 PM
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Starting my summer cut cycle next weekend. 500mg a week

4/27/19 6:10 PM
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cuzzi - 

Starting my summer cut cycle next weekend. 500mg a week


Of what?

4/27/19 6:36 PM
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USMC Blackhearts - 

I would really like to get shredded, however that goal conflicts with a goal I'm currently pursuing, which is to bench 500 pounds. From Jan 2017 to Jan 2018  I lost 70 pounds of fat and put on 20 pounds of muscle. Since then I've put on about 20 more pounds, which is mostly muscle as my lift numbers have gone up since then (Bench has gone up about 70 pounds with that added 20 pounds of weight). However it has increased my bodyfat as well, which I knew would happen and accept it as part of the price I have to pay to reach my bench goal. I've got to up my bench about 25 more pounds before I reach that goal, and then I'll be all about shredding & getting as fit as possible for the rest of my life.

Best of luck to the rest of you in your goals!


Pics of your midriff.
4/27/19 6:39 PM
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USMC Blackhearts -
cuzzi - 

Starting my summer cut cycle next weekend. 500mg a week


Of what?

Test cyp

 

4/27/19 10:29 PM
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Canooke - 
USMC Blackhearts - 

I would really like to get shredded, however that goal conflicts with a goal I'm currently pursuing, which is to bench 500 pounds. From Jan 2017 to Jan 2018  I lost 70 pounds of fat and put on 20 pounds of muscle. Since then I've put on about 20 more pounds, which is mostly muscle as my lift numbers have gone up since then (Bench has gone up about 70 pounds with that added 20 pounds of weight). However it has increased my bodyfat as well, which I knew would happen and accept it as part of the price I have to pay to reach my bench goal. I've got to up my bench about 25 more pounds before I reach that goal, and then I'll be all about shredding & getting as fit as possible for the rest of my life.

Best of luck to the rest of you in your goals!


Pics of your midriff.

I am currently 20 pounds heavier than the "after" pic below.  But it's pretty similar.

4/27/19 10:31 PM
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cuzzi - 
USMC Blackhearts -
cuzzi - 

Starting my summer cut cycle next weekend. 500mg a week


Of what?

Test cyp

 


That's a pretty small dose.  I'm on 1500mg a week.

4/27/19 10:38 PM
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ufc98newb -
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It’s time! LETS DO THIS!!!

nef! my man. this is exactly what I am talking about brotha!

My man! My brother!

Noob89 knows!!

4/27/19 10:40 PM
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USMC Blackhearts -
cuzzi - 
USMC Blackhearts -
cuzzi - 

Starting my summer cut cycle next weekend. 500mg a week


Of what?

Test cyp

 


That's a pretty small dose.  I'm on 1500mg a week.

500mg a week is a good dose of testosterone and will put anybody into super physiological levels.

You're on a massive amount of testosterone and will probably end up with cardiac issues.

50-10mg a week is a small dose.

 

 

4/27/19 10:40 PM
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USMC Blackhearts -
cuzzi - 
USMC Blackhearts -
cuzzi - 

Starting my summer cut cycle next weekend. 500mg a week


Of what?

Test cyp

 


That's a pretty small dose.  I'm on 1500mg a week.

You’re on a gram and a half a week of Test? That’s way beyond the very high end of any hardcore bodybuilders cycle. 

The average TRT dose is 100-200mg/week. Check your numbers because I remember following your thread and your protocol didn’t jump out at me like that.  

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NEFARIOUS -
ufc98newb -
NEFARIOUS -


It’s time! LETS DO THIS!!!

nef! my man. this is exactly what I am talking about brotha!

My man! My brother!

Noob89 knows!!

Get your steroids out of here ya nuggets. 

4/27/19 10:43 PM
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Straydog24 - 
Canooke -


Love me for how I am, but support me with where I want to go. Thanks fellas.

Almost there brother. Any further improvements from here will be much more noticeable. 


Thanks man. The diet is locked in. I'll post another pic in this thread in a few weeks.

Share your diet with me please. I'm sure that I'll never get where I want to be for having been so fat and weak early in life, but I know locking in a sharper diet would help.

4/27/19 10:54 PM
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jbc -

Ok, here’s a question then.

I’m a few years older than Stray.  6’ and about 205 at probably 18-20%bf.  My grappling competitive weight was 185.  Eat fairly well throughout the week, but tend to eat more than I should on weekends and work travel (drinks plus snacks).

Being older, I know that diet counts more than exercise for losing fat, so the three part question is what kind of caloric deficit do you suggest for ‘sustainable’ fat loss, do you rely on protein supplementation at all, and do you increase the cardio:strength ratio when cutting?

Ideally, I’d be sub 15% body fat by summer.

The easiest way to set your goalposts is to use the Myfitnesspal app. It will calculate your caloric intake based on your fitness goals. It’s by far the easiest tool I’ve used to make sure I hit my daily calorie goals. 

I usually shoot for 2200-2300 calories if I want to start losing weight at a pound per week. Surprisingly my macro breakdown is almost 1/3 protein, 1/3 carbs and 1/3 fat. All fats are from healthy sources. I have 1 scoop of protein in the morning with all greens and that’s about it. I typically do 20-25 minutes of cardio to hit my numbers. 

As I progress through my diet I start to adjust to slightly higher protein as I dial down the carbs and fats. 

This is basically the old Body for Life approach but it’s worked for me for over 20 years. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what diet you use as long as you’re burning more calories than you’re ingesting. 

Calories in < Calories out

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About to turn 41 this summer, been slacking on going to the gym the last 5-6 months, so I know my cardio is shit now, but definitely trying to get shredded over summer.
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About to turn 41 this summer, been slacking on going to the gym the last 5-6 months, so I know my cardio is shit now, but definitely trying to get shredded over summer.

You’re close brother. Height and weight?

4/27/19 11:18 PM
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jlondo -


About to turn 41 this summer, been slacking on going to the gym the last 5-6 months, so I know my cardio is shit now, but definitely trying to get shredded over summer.

You’re close brother. Height and weight?

6' & 177lbs

4/27/19 11:26 PM
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I’m shooting for 200 lbs by the end of the first week of August. I weighed in at 214.6 lbs today but will do an official weigh in on the morning of the 1st. 

 

4/27/19 11:27 PM
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I used to have an 8 pack so getting a6 pack is really easy. I havea usual 6 pack in general but for beach season just a few extra workouts really accentuates the lines. Looking good at the beach has a lot to do with what u eat the day beforehand too imo.

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I used to have an 8 pack so getting a6 pack is really easy. I havea usual 6 pack in general but for beach season just a few extra workouts really accentuates the lines. Looking good at the beach has a lot to do with what u eat the day beforehand too imo.

Not sure if joking. 

4/27/19 11:30 PM
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Meh... i guess I’m in

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Love me for how I am, but support me with where I want to go. Thanks fellas.

Looks like you lost a few pounds from the pic you posted in the abs thread. I have a similar appearance but have a little more fat around my hips and lower stomach.

4/27/19 11:44 PM
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JiuJitsuHeyZeus -

I used to have an 8 pack so getting a6 pack is really easy. I havea usual 6 pack in general but for beach season just a few extra workouts really accentuates the lines. Looking good at the beach has a lot to do with what u eat the day beforehand too imo.

Not sure if joking. 

Lol I'm not. Veggies actually bloat you. 

4/27/19 11:49 PM
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ufc98newb -

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I too am NOT a nugget!