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fpr
04-07-2011, 09:04 PM
Time for me to cut, I'd like to try and have abs for once in my life but have no clue how to start. Anyone know if "The New Abs Diet" is a good book on dieting for weight lifters?
Think I'm about 20% BF now, probably need to get down to 195-200lbs for nice abs

http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30087&d=1302231801
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30088&d=1302231813
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30089&d=1302231823
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30090&d=1302231830
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30091&d=1302231883

fpr
04-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Here's a few older pics for comparison, just for the heck of it

http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25327&d=1198118915
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25334&d=1198119136

KIBBLES N BITS
04-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Looking pretty damn good at 240. Thick for sure.

For dieting I'd look into carb cycling. There's a few good e-books up on the elitefts website that would get you started. The lean-gain principles and the simple guide to low-carb diets by Shelby Starnes are considered excellent by many. I can't say I have heard of the book you mentioned though.

GazzyG
04-08-2011, 12:50 AM
Big arms! Even when you were skinnier! Gonna look really impressive when you cut down.

fpr
08-24-2012, 11:45 PM
I bulked up, heaviest I got was 247#, cut to 200# -- very lean, looked almost sick --

bulked up, currently at 209.8# as of 8/25/2012.

goal is to be as strong and lean as possible.

PICS were taken today @ 209.8#, height 5'11'' ... oh yeah, and I have no clue how to pose, not that I really care.

http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30688&d=1345873511
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30687&d=1345873490
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30686&d=1345873466
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30685&d=1345873457
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30684&d=1345873422
http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30689&d=1345873836

fpr
08-24-2012, 11:50 PM
see above post

cphafner
08-25-2012, 07:41 AM
Look great! That's a hell of a transformation. Hard to believe you are 30lbs lighter in that last set.

fpr
08-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Thanks man. I wanted to cut to 185, but my body didnt agree with it. I floated around 200 for at least a good 4-6 months but was feeling weak and lethargic. Feeling pretty good at 210. Goal is to slowly bulk to 225ish and see how I feel there.

Buccos1
08-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Great work and huge turnaround!

Bruiser
08-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Don't get stuck on numbers man, the mirror don't lie! If you try to cut to a weight, you're bound to lose muscle. Looking great bro! Keep up the good work.

Kong
08-28-2012, 05:25 AM
Awesome progress! Good going. How did you cut? Basic calorie deficit or did you go with low-carb or something?

FearFactory
08-28-2012, 07:28 AM
Don't get stuck on numbers man, the mirror don't lie! If you try to cut to a weight, you're bound to lose muscle. Looking great bro! Keep up the good work.

I like this quote.

fpr
08-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Crossfit + paleo diet

fpr
08-29-2012, 02:52 PM
Just for the sake of curiosity, at 200lbs I was probably around 8% BF, and I had everyone comment that I had really wierdly shaped abs. Basically it looks like I have 4 big, oddly shaped blocks and a big canyon running vertically down my abs. Are my abs not developed enough for that nice, compact 6 pack look, not even sure if I can get a sick pack? Perhaps I just wasn't lean enough yet?

Big Dan
08-29-2012, 05:45 PM
Losing the hair will help with the whole "canyon" thing.

f=ma
08-30-2012, 03:52 AM
Just for the sake of curiosity, at 200lbs I was probably around 8% BF, and I had everyone comment that I had really wierdly shaped abs. Basically it looks like I have 4 big, oddly shaped blocks and a big canyon running vertically down my abs. Are my abs not developed enough for that nice, compact 6 pack look, not even sure if I can get a sick pack? Perhaps I just wasn't lean enough yet?

ab shape cant really be helped, but your abdomen was not 8%. closer to 11-12%. at lower bf levels, i would reason that the canyon would be more pronounced. diet down and lets find out...

i agree with dan though. the hair isnt helping in those shots. its adding depth in an already low lighting situation. hard to say for sure

fpr
08-30-2012, 12:40 PM
I agree that in the most recent photos I posted I wasn't around 8%. I was pretty close to it when I was hovering around 200lbs though, and was eating a very low carb diet. It was just a question out of curiosity, imo, abs are overrated.