View Full Version : A cut from above

05-29-2006, 09:30 AM
Stats and Numbers:
Weight: 193-195
Bodyfat estimate: 15-18%
Dead: Been untested for quite some time but 315 for reps
Time lifting: 3 years
History: I've been bulking up since dec. of 2005 until now. I've gained some quality muscle mass as well as some fat. I'm still a natty.

Cutting plans:
My calorie intake will be 2350. I was thinking doing 40% protein 40% carb 20% fat. Making protein intake be 235g a day. Carbs will be 235g as well. fat being 53g.

Cutting goals:
I don't need or desire a six pack I just want to get into the range of 10-12% bodyfat. With no strength or muscle loss.

I need to know what you people think. I am very open to suggestions as this is my first cut. PLEASE and thank you!

EDIT: Also I only have 6-8 weeks to cut then its bulking time. Which basically mean I would like to get as lean as possible given the set timeframe.

05-29-2006, 09:50 AM
i think personally you will struggle to drop from between 15-18 down to 10-12 in just 6-8 weeks without loosing any strength. however you do have very good genetics and are strong as hell for your age. if you 15% it could be possibly if you 18% i dnt think so. also those fats seem awfully low. i myself have tried at the start cutting with fats around the 50g mark believe me having them higher really helps control my apetite. i woul;d definaly substitute some of those carbs for fats. get them over 80g a day.

05-29-2006, 10:04 AM
Understood and taken into plan: Hows this?

40% protein 30% carbs 30%fat ?

Making Carbs stand at 176g a day
Making Fat stand at 79g a day
Making protein stand at 235g a day.

Also to add my routine will look like this: Should I throw in a rest day between legs and shoulders?

Chest and bis
Legs and calves
shoulders and tris
back and traps

05-29-2006, 10:22 AM
yeh i would throw in a rest day between legs and shoulders definatly. will you be doing any cardio. i wouldnt do any for the first couple of weeks if at all. see how your weight loss is at those cals first i think you may loose enough weight just like that. Is their a reason why you are just wanting to cut down for 6-8 weeks. is it just for the sake and a test to see how you find it as its your first cut. seems like a sensible approach actually

05-29-2006, 10:36 AM
Accually there is a reason. But that reason would be frowned upon. So I'll just leave it at that. It is partically just a test cut to see how I can do.

05-29-2006, 10:47 AM
sounds like a good idea. ill be keeping an eye out on your journal to see how your progress goes mate good luck?

05-29-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks alot man. My pain and hell starts tommorow. I figure starting with a nice 6-8 week cut will give me a taste of what it is like to cut for a competition. Which I plan on doing early next year.

05-29-2006, 04:05 PM
Goodluck with the cut man i need to have me a cut myself soon, theres this girl and i really want her :) Make sure to post your results cause im definately going to interested on how it goes cause im concidering a no bs cut of atleast 7 percent bodyfat and i want to see how it goes for you. If your diet goes well i might just ask for some advice

05-30-2006, 09:39 AM
good luck with your cut, gutz. you may strength may suffer a bit if you're trying to lose that much bf in such a short amount of time. shouldn't be too bad, though.