View Full Version : on a cut, dont know if im happy with results so far

Mr. D
08-30-2006, 09:40 PM
I started on June 22, i weighed 177 lbs at that point.

I currently weigh around 171-172, depending on which scale i get on.

Currently im eating 2100 cals, with 207g pro,75g fat, and the rest from carbs, which seems to vary depending on fiber content using fitday.

My split is as such.
Day 1: Back/Triceps
Rack pulls 5x5
Pullups 3x3
tbar row/bent over row: 3x8
tricep pull down/pulloever superset: 3 x 15
And if im not totally exhausted, ill do 2x 15 lat pull downs.

Day 2: HIIT
Day 3: Legs
Squat 5 x5
Leg Press 3 x 8
Good Mornings 3 x 15
Day 4: Chest/Biceps
Bench Press 5x5
Incline Dumbell Press 3 x8
Dumbell Fly 3 x 15
Preacher curl 3 x 15

Day 5:Shoulder
Arnie press 5 x5
Clean and Press 3 x 4
Side Raise/Front Raise superset 3 x15
Calf Raises 3 x 15

On off days, i drop cals down to 1900 cals and keep fats the same and protein down to about 200.

Ive been following this diet/split for about 4-5 weeks now.

Any suggestions?

08-31-2006, 12:02 AM
What were your maintenace cals?

One of two things is going on,

1. You've crashed your metabolism by cutting too many cals at once. (don't thing this is it)

2. Your eating too much.

Your cals do seem really low anyway. Are you confident in your calorie counting?

08-31-2006, 01:15 AM

08-31-2006, 07:04 AM
You are still eatting to much. Also we need to know how much carbohydrates you are consumeing. We also need to know where your protein, fats, and carbs are comming from.

Mr. D
08-31-2006, 08:12 AM
this is according to fitday. since im a vegetarian who doesnt eat eggs either my protein comes from whey protein shakes,cottage cheese,cheese,skim milk, fat free yogurt,nuts.

According to fitday, yesteday I ate 2062 cals.
206g pro, 157g cho (35g fiber), 76g fat.

The day before i ate 2083 cals.
207g pro, 167g cho (34g fiber), 76g fat.

What do yo suggest drop another 100 cals off?

Mr. D
08-31-2006, 08:15 AM
Fats are coming from walnuts, almonds, natty pb, flaxseed oil, olive oil, avocados, low fat cheese.

Carbs: Oatmeal, strawberries, vegetables, and whatever carbs my protein/fat sources have.

08-31-2006, 08:49 AM
So you have been on a cut for about 4 weeks and have lost about 5 pounds... I don't see a problem here, do you?

If we take this to its natural conclusion, you are eating around ~625 calories under maintenance each day. Seems like success to me...

08-31-2006, 09:28 AM
I don't see a problem here either. You are doing great. Probably gained some muscle early on.

Mr. D
08-31-2006, 10:19 AM
well i started about june 22...i think my cals were too high then, so starting august 7, i started the 2100/1900 split.but my weight has stayed around the same since then.my pants are a lil looser, ill give you that.

so continue with this 2100/1900 split?

08-31-2006, 10:21 AM
It says he started June 22, thats two months of cutting. IMO, 5lbs isn't that much in two months. In in his first post it sounded like he wasn't happy with his results.

OP: Instead of dropping the cals more I would add another HIIT day. That way your still eating the same you can just up your activity.

08-31-2006, 10:35 AM
have you been testing bodyfat? without bodyfat, weight loses a lot of meaning since you have no clue if you're shedding fat, burning muscle, building muscle, gaining fat, or any combination of the above.

Mr. D
08-31-2006, 11:06 AM
though from june 22 to august 7, i think my cals were too high for a cut...it was on average of 2400 cals a day.

i was already thinking of adding another day of HIIT.

08-31-2006, 01:23 PM
Oh ok, so you started out eating 2400 cals. Dropped ~5lbs in that month and half. So it sounds you already adjusted to lower cals. I would still add that extra day of HIIT and see how that helps your results.