View Full Version : I'm about to begin a cut after new year's. I need some help

Mic Soloist
12-29-2003, 09:01 PM
I am 5'11 170 and probably between 12-15% BF. I've been bulking pretty clean(besides the last couple weeks for holidays) and I've went from 152 up to 170.

I've gained some size but I've also gained some fat. I was gonna bulk to 180 but since I've been eating so liberally lately I'd like to prove to myself I can cut back and lose some BF.

So my question is to the intelligent guys in here.....

What is a good number of calories to start my cut at based on my size and weight?? Also, how much cardio should I start doing to begin with? I know I wanna try to lose about 1 pound per week, so how should I approach this. This is my first real cut. I'd like to cut to about 8-9% and then start another small bulk followed by another cut before swimming weather. :cool:

So please give me some direction. It's time to start using Fitday seriously again. Thanks in advance.


Saint Patrick
12-29-2003, 10:05 PM
500 posts, 1 year on the board, and you're still a newbie :p

ok start at BW x 13 for cals and do cardio like twice a week.

Increase Cardio or reduce cals from there if you're not losing any weight after a couple weeks. Oh, and good call w/ the fitday. it def. helps on a cut.

12-30-2003, 12:19 PM
what i do is just start lowering calories (200-300 per week) until I'm losing 1-1.5 lbs per week, keep protein at 1g per lb of bodyweight or slightly higher, 25-305 of the cals from fats and fill the rest with carbs