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pastdoubt
12-09-2001, 09:05 PM
Okay, I'm 17, 5'10 and 200lbs. I'm currently 24 - 25% BF. that's around 150 - 152lbs lean mass. I'd like to get to around 10 - 12% bodyfat within the next few months (at least by summer). Do you think this is possible? About how many calories per day should I be getting, and about how much protein, carbs, and fat should I be aiming for?

BTW, I train 4 times per week, hitting each bodypart once, currently no cardio.

codei
12-09-2001, 09:38 PM
im 20, 5'10 and was 196 and now im about 173 and that happened over the course of 4 or 5 months with minimal cardio so yes i think your goal is possible. i would probably start some form of cardio though. i read in a different forum that if youre chunky you should lose the fat first because muscle growth isnt as great when fat is high.

pastdoubt
12-10-2001, 04:43 PM
Hmmmm...

Maki Riddington
12-10-2001, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by pastdoubt
Okay, I'm 17, 5'10 and 200lbs. I'm currently 24 - 25% BF. that's around 150 - 152lbs lean mass. I'd like to get to around 10 - 12% bodyfat within the next few months (at least by summer). Do you think this is possible? About how many calories per day should I be getting, and about how much protein, carbs, and fat should I be aiming for?

BTW, I train 4 times per week, hitting each bodypart once, currently no cardio.

*** Yes it is possible.
How many calories are you taking in now?
There are a variety of ways you can do it.
You have to find a way that will allow you to stay focused so that you can get your bf down.

I would also start adding in one day of cardio (20 mins hard)

pastdoubt
12-10-2001, 07:11 PM
Right now I'd say it varies between 1800 and 2500 calories, I'm really not sure? I guess I could add it up.

Maki Riddington
12-10-2001, 07:45 PM
It will pay to be acurate, so add it up and post the totals.:)

gopro
12-11-2001, 06:26 AM
In general, I find that a high protein, low carb, medium fat approach works best for fat loss/muscle maintenance. Combined with 4-5 days a week of cardio preferably performed on an empty stomach, a good weight training program and proper supplementation, yes, you can reach your goal.