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Advisable? I thought I have several lbs I'd like to drop and with all of this activity and work I'm doing, why not use that to my advantage? What are some suggestions on how I'd go about doing this? Here are some I've already thought of:
Visit the thread what a bb eats once daily
Make a list of protein rich foods i.e. tuna to get all during the cut
Structure eating times
07-02-2005, 08:53 PM
Are you sure you need advice? It already seems like you know what you're doing. Make sure you don't lose too much strength or also find out about what your coach wants cuz I know coaches don't get too happy when a lineman's cutting and they want him to stay big or vice versa for DBs, RBs, and WRs. Otherwise I think you won't have much of a problem with your task.
I do know how to do it, but I was seeing if anybody has a specific reason NOT to do it that I was missing. Coach probably won't mind if I (either d back or center) cuts some fat off this summer.
07-02-2005, 09:38 PM
wouldn't it be more beneficial to put on weight/mucles during off season for the next? Again, i'm not a big football guy so i dont know. Maybe you can clean up your diet and do a clean bulk.
Well, I was thinking that I really wanna cut again before next winter and this would be my chance since I refuse to cut during football season. I want to be able to go full blast.
I could do a clean bulk, but again I want the cut more. You do present interesting points though.
07-02-2005, 09:47 PM
I've always thought that during the season an avarage footballer would gain little size, probably loose/cut some mass near the end and than would have to gain it back up.
See that's the thing, I don't know what a footballer would do because this is my first year.
07-02-2005, 10:23 PM
Well it really matters... Last season I was 225 lbs. but it was mostly fat covering me. So I was a lot slower than I am now. Now I'm 195 lbs. and I have more speed and I can block a lot longer on offense/Drive through the line harder on defense. If I were you I'd wait to lose weight until after the season.. Or lose weight very slowly. I don't know because I don't know if you're more so on the fatter side or muscular side. Just do what fits you best.
I think I'm more muscular than fat. I think I'll do a slow cut then from what people are saying.
07-02-2005, 11:14 PM
How tall are you and what do you weigh? Are you slow? I guess, I'm not really understanding why you want to LOSE weight as opposed to just working on gaining muscle...
07-03-2005, 12:32 AM
Nick..I think you'd really benefit from getting down to 25%, or even a bit less. I understand you have to keep some pounds on for position, but I bet you could pick up a great deal of speed by knocking off 7% or so.
07-03-2005, 01:12 AM
If you don't mind me asking... what level of football are you in?
Pat: I'm already at 20%, I said I WAS at 30%, sorry for the misunderstanding.
fatrb38: It'll be my first year and I'll be a senior.
07-03-2005, 10:52 AM
what method have you used to check your BF %?
My football coach has a machine where you type your age, bw, height, athletic level, gender and such in. I think it's better than avg. accurate
07-03-2005, 11:06 AM
I donno man, I dont want to offend you or tell you the machine is inaccurate but, machines are not accurate, i would pick up a set of calipers from bodybuilding.com for 13 bucks, they are great. Super accurate and easy to use.
That's probably what I'll do. But a few weeks from now probably. I've been thinking of it. My coach is a pretty smart guy and he says if you haven't eaten or drank anything for a couple of hours it's pretty accurate. I guess we'll see when I get some calipers, eh?
07-03-2005, 11:10 AM
sounds like a plan
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