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Beast
03-28-2005, 12:36 PM
Ok, I'm officially in the 170s now... Note that the lighting in the locker room was perfect for photos. I still need to lose maybe around 10 more pounds to look ripped in any light. I'm having to lose a lot more than I originally thought!

getfit
03-28-2005, 12:38 PM
beast you look awesome as i said before in the other pics you posted up! :)

rookiebldr
03-28-2005, 12:44 PM
HOLY ****! That's an awesome picture. Your cut has done great and you've keep a ton of mass. Chest, shoulders and arms are looking huge. Abs are coming in nicely. Very impressive.

Coke
03-28-2005, 12:45 PM
Looking damn good already...you are going for that extremely ripped look, lol - nice work Beast!

Hockey66
03-28-2005, 01:03 PM
Wow man, lookin' really good! 10 more lbs. and you'll be shredded!

Bohizzle
03-28-2005, 01:13 PM
fan****ingtastic! real good progress, keep it up, u obviously have been cutting right.

Andrew

BCC
03-28-2005, 01:13 PM
Originally I thought this was Rookie's thread titled "Me high in the 70s". My mistake.

Looking very good there. You're getting nice and lean and still holding good size. Very well done.

Shark
03-28-2005, 01:13 PM
For a second I thought this was an Antek thread! Nice work beast.

BigMatt
03-28-2005, 02:23 PM
Holy **** bro you look awsome.
As i say Lean is the way to go.
What weight did you start cutting?

ryuage
03-28-2005, 03:27 PM
looking good beast, what kind of diet/training were you utilizing during your cut?

latinomasfino
03-28-2005, 03:51 PM
damn man swole yo all u need is to get a tan and shave off that happy trail LOL and ull be str8 thast y u say u dont look shredded in all lights its ur skin color once u tan it will pop out more

Beast
03-28-2005, 04:26 PM
gf: Thanks again for the kind words.

Jeff: Thanks a lot, foo.

Cocoa: Hehe yep, exactly... although it's a pain in the ass to get that way!

Hockey: Thanks, that's what I'm hoping for.

Bo: I don't know about cutting right, but thanks. ;)

Chase: haha, maybe he has that thread on another board...

Chris: I wish I were as ripped as him!

Matt: Thanks. The highest I was was 215, although there was probably 10 or 15 pounds of water weight in me at that time.

Ryu: Diet and training has evolved since the beginning of the cut. Here is what I am currently at for diet:
Bfast: A cup of oatmeal
Lunch: A chicken breast and a spinach salad with vinegar.
Dinner: Same as lunch.
I usually have a cheat day every other week where I eat a bunch of candy bars to keep my sanity. :angel:
And for training:
Monday: Chest/Biceps
Tuesday: Back/Abs
Wednesday: Shoulders/Triceps
Thursday: Off
Friday: Repeat
Cardio is done for around an hour per day, 7 days per week. On off days, 2 hours of cardio is done along with some ab work.

latinos: Took me a while to decipher your post, but thanks, lol. :thumbup:

Silverback
03-28-2005, 04:30 PM
looking incredible mike!

your diet looks so simple, is that what you have followed throughout this cut? a halfway i thought you looked awsome, but how its getting razor sharp. What are you aiming for short term and long term? also what about measurements? just to put things in perspective?

B-R :)

sublime99
03-28-2005, 05:03 PM
Looking good man, can you post some more pics?

rookiebldr
03-28-2005, 05:43 PM
Originally I thought this was Rookie's thread titled "Me high in the 70s". My mistake.

Looking very good there. You're getting nice and lean and still holding good size. Very well done.

I WISH! I am in the high 170's but I don't look that good. :(

bill
03-28-2005, 05:43 PM
Beast, I was worried when you said 170 as I knew you where 210+ before, but excellent work.

Dirt
03-28-2005, 06:06 PM
Originally I thought this was Rookie's thread titled "Me high in the 70s". My mistake.


lol. I was just about to post that exact same thing (minus the Rookie comment).

BTW looking solid Beast. How tall are you?

Hercule
03-28-2005, 06:13 PM
Dang bro. Your cut is going great bro. I'm also in the high 170's right now, w/ probly 2% higher BF:(. Keep up the great work man.

Beast
03-28-2005, 06:23 PM
Ronnie: Actually, at the beginning of my cut I simply just ate less than I was used to eating. That worked really well. However, it gets really hard to keep losing fat once you get down to lower levels, so I've had to do this crazy diet to keep losing the weight. Short term is just to have defined abs in any light, lol. Long term is probably to maintain that. :) I haven't taken measurements in ages, but my arms are probably only around 15.5" or so. My waist is small enough to fit in size 30 pants. My chest is probably around 42".

sublime: Thanks, I actually took more but the camera made them all blurry. This pic was the least blurriest of them. I'll take more in the future.

Jeff: I think you misread the comment... we were talking about you in the psychedelic 1970's. ;)

Bill: Yep, I've lost a ****load... like I said, more than I thought I would have to lose.

Dirt: I'm exactly 5'9".

Herc: Thanks, good luck on your cut, dude.

Gabrielle
03-28-2005, 06:56 PM
you have a great physique. Definitely on your way to ripped

Teufelhund
03-28-2005, 07:00 PM
damn Beast! You're looking really great man. wow - didn't expect that at all for some reason... *jealous*

JustinASU
03-28-2005, 07:29 PM
Holy **** bro, amazing progress. Is there a reason you want to get into comp shape?

HahnB
03-28-2005, 07:30 PM
Looking awesome, arms look bigger than 15.5

no regrets
03-28-2005, 08:08 PM
looking real good bro. I don't know how you survive on only 3 meals a day. I would be starving!

chris mason
03-28-2005, 08:22 PM
You look GREAT!

cphafner
03-28-2005, 08:29 PM
looking great breast. Really looking much leaner!

lilmase1153
03-29-2005, 07:32 AM
as everyone has already said you look great man.. keep it up..

Herc
03-29-2005, 08:09 AM
Great work!

I hope I have similar results once I start to cut in June.

:thumbup:

Walking Beast
03-29-2005, 09:03 AM
Looking great brother!! Very good progress. Look alot larger then your measurements. KEEP KILLING THAT ****!!

Beast
03-29-2005, 10:34 AM
Gabe: Thanks!

THund: haha, thanks a lot, man.

Justin: I really just want to look good... it's also a personal goal of mine since I've never been able to successfully stick to a cutting program.

Hahn: Thanks, I'm not sure if they really are that size or not.

no regrets: Haha trust me, it's not a walk in the park. However, by around the 3rd week of this type of restricted diet, your stomach gets smaller and used to the low amount of food, so it gets easier.

chris: Thanks, boss.

cp: Thanks a lot!

mase: I appreciate it.

Herc: Thanks, good luck on your upcoming cut. Enjoy the good food now while you can, hehe.

Beast #2: Thanks a lot. I will continue to KILL THAT ****!

rookiebldr
03-29-2005, 12:21 PM
Jeff: I think you misread the comment... we were talking about you in the psychedelic 1970's. ;)


ROFL Yeah, I just noticed that. My brain is still fried from the '70s. ;)

Guido
03-29-2005, 02:38 PM
Beast - You are a frickin' greek statue. They should put you on a pedestal in a museum so people could gape at you in awe.

Beast
03-29-2005, 10:29 PM
Guido: lol, not even close, man... I went to Rome a few weeks ago and the sculptures they made were ripped!

Stackattack
03-30-2005, 01:46 AM
You've done a awesome job man. You look great.

Beast
03-30-2005, 04:56 PM
Thanks, Stack.

[[[----]]]
03-30-2005, 05:01 PM
Lookin great beast! By the way, how much did you way before you started cutting?

[[[----]]]
03-30-2005, 05:01 PM
Weigh*

Beast
03-30-2005, 09:23 PM
[[[----]]]: Thanks. I was around 215 when I started cutting, with anywhere from 10-15 pounds of that being water weight.

galileo
03-31-2005, 05:48 AM
You look great man, I'm very impressed! Your diet appears to be far more insane than anything I'm doing; based on what you posted, I counted under 800 calories for the day with only around 100g of protein! It doesn't matter, I suppose - it is working for you!

Congratulations so far and good luck as you move towards completing your goals!

Beast
03-31-2005, 04:34 PM
Thanks, gal. Yeah, the diet is sick, but it's the only way I can still lose weight. Even then, it's going slowly.

The whole "1g of protein per pound of bodyweight" is way overrated, at least for me.