View Full Version : How long did you cut to lose gut??

motor head
07-13-2008, 09:07 PM
Curious how long it took those that had a little stomach fat that you could just barely see some muscle through to cut a 6 pack out.

07-13-2008, 10:26 PM
it really depends how much fat you have and how well you diet. most people will underestimate their bf, and it will take longer than they expect to see abs. my guess would be if you're already pretty lean (12-15%) it would take anywhere between 1-3 months before you can start seeing abs

motor head
07-31-2008, 08:30 PM
how long did it take anyone here? just for a general idea. I know its different for everyone.

08-01-2008, 08:46 AM
1 month to 3 years. Like motoko said, depends on where you are. If I had to guess I would be about 2 months of hard cutting from abs, and about 4-5 months of casual cutting.

08-01-2008, 08:55 AM
7 months of casually cutting, 1 month in the middle of that I ate way too much during my sports season but still lost weight.

Nice rhyme by the way. :)

08-01-2008, 09:28 AM
depends on how fast I want to cut down

08-01-2008, 09:43 AM
I've been cutting since february.. started at over 20%, I'm approx 11-13% now..

Still got 5% to go.. ugh

motor head
08-01-2008, 11:21 AM
i have no idea on %. im guessing theres no easy way to figure it out.

08-01-2008, 12:45 PM
Calipers, or guess by looking in the mirror. You should be able to tell approximately where you are based on looks.

08-01-2008, 02:26 PM
Any method is fine as long as the variables are the same every time. It's just a way to track progress, the only way to truly evaluate your current condition is to ask yourself "Do I look the way I want?". If not, then just use the method your using to see if you are getting to where you want to be.

motor head
08-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Calipers, or guess by looking in the mirror. You should be able to tell approximately where you are based on looks.

in relation to what? some sort of chart? Im not fat, I have a gut... im only 155-160 at 5' 7" , Im bulking and i plan to cut when I reach 180-200 depending on how fast the weight comes.

08-03-2008, 10:02 PM
i was 2 days, coz im naturally lean, see for someone who is naturally big, might not even be able to coz even if they do diet they still might not be able to get that low, without intense cardio, and still might take a while.....but sorta funny how all the people who say " size " over "cut" r the people who cant be cut...