View Full Version : When to start cutting for summer?

12-21-2004, 11:21 PM
So like the title says, when do you start cutting for summer, and how much bf do ya'll usually try to shed before hittin the beach?? As for me, I'm sittin somewhere around 17-18%, and would like to get to down to somewhere around 10-12%, but as of now I'm bulking. What I'm having a hard time doing is deciding when I should start my cut for summertime...Any suggestions??

12-21-2004, 11:56 PM
depends on how long it takes for you to shed your fat, and how much fat you got to shed.

12-23-2004, 03:27 PM
wouldn't it just be a matter of making some assumptions and calculating, for example:

at 168lbs, w/17%bf your fat weight is 28.6, your lean is 139.4

losing 10lbs of fat (and assuming no muscle gain or loss), you would weight:
158, your fat would weigh 18.6, and your BF would be 11.8.

So if you lose 1.5 lb / week, you could get there in 7 weeks.


12-23-2004, 03:37 PM
Why not cut now then if you have time to do a mini bulk?

12-23-2004, 03:46 PM
how about never cutting, so you wont have to worry about it!

12-23-2004, 03:53 PM
or do that. Much easier;)

12-23-2004, 08:58 PM
I'm with Adam. Last time I waited too long and ended up not getting as cut as I wanted for summer. I'm starting my diet Jan. 3rd. I'll diet down to ~9%, then depending on how much time I have left, I may do a mini-bulk and cut again to get just a little bit sharper.