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the doc
03-16-2007, 09:25 PM
well i am about halfway through this cut and I am starting to finally see some results... i think.

what do you guys think?

Maki Riddington
03-16-2007, 09:49 PM
Wow Doc. I can see a big difference. In the first one you look pudgy. The second one you look hard and cut!

Grea job.

the doc
03-16-2007, 10:09 PM
oops meant to put this in member pics

maki thanks! i should have renamed the first attachment... img1_back_fat_ass

Still have work to do on the abs though :(

Chris Rodgers
03-16-2007, 10:18 PM
Big improvement doc! Good work. How much more weight are you looking to lose?

03-16-2007, 10:23 PM
definaly some good progress keep up the good work

03-16-2007, 10:38 PM
damn good work...if this is half way...the finnished product will look great im sure:)

03-16-2007, 10:40 PM
Nice work doc! Keep going - can't wait to see you shredded!

03-16-2007, 10:41 PM
There is definitely progress. Keep up the good work man. How long have you been cutting?

the doc
03-17-2007, 08:15 AM
everyone, thank you that is good to hear. When you see yourself everyday its hard to notice the changes w/o thinking my own desire to cut clouds my opinion and judgement

Chris - thanks dude I think I need to dump about another 10-15 lbs of fat to rip up the abs

8.8 - thanks I will keep working on it!

fancypants - thank you! It might be a little past half way in terms of fat loss, but I think the last stretch may take longer than I anticipated

built - if and when I get there we will have to trade shredded pics...lol!

deisel - I made some slight diet adjustments after thanksgiving but since mid-december I have been carefully tracking everything.

03-17-2007, 12:32 PM
wow, what are you doing exactly to cut?

the doc
03-17-2007, 02:56 PM
wow, what are you doing exactly to cut?
heavy weight, moderate volume workouts.
cardio 4-5x/week (nordik track, stationary bike, lots of walking) both HIIT and endurance type

accurately tracking cals with fitday (2400-2600 on workout days; 2000-2200 on non workout days)
high protein 180-200g/day; low carbs (goal of less than 30g/day but typically in the 30-60g/day range)
high fat
when the fatloss stagnates then i throw in 1-2 very high carb days >500g typically every 10-14 days

1-2 thermocin/day - 4wks on, 1-2 wks off

03-17-2007, 03:17 PM
Great improvement! You even got rid of the farmer's tan. ;)

The 1 or 2 carbo load days worked for me, as well.

03-17-2007, 03:51 PM
Looking great doc :)

the doc
03-18-2007, 12:07 AM
beast - thanks! I got rid of the farmers tan by just going for the pasty white look; also, i was stuck at the same weight/appearance for almost two weeks. after the bloat of the carbo days went away I was able to bust through that plateau

getfit - thank you!

03-18-2007, 11:16 AM
Wow Doc. I can see a big difference. In the first one you look pudgy. The second one you look hard and cut!

Grea job.

I agree 100%. Nice work..keep at it.

03-18-2007, 04:14 PM
There's definately a huge difference between those pictures. Nice work, and nice lats!

03-18-2007, 08:04 PM
Yeah that's a pretty amazing change. Great job

03-18-2007, 08:43 PM
Excellent work! Did you lose much strength if at all?

03-19-2007, 05:21 AM
Lookin' good man, comin' along.

03-19-2007, 07:10 AM
Lookin' good doc. I see a big improvement!

03-19-2007, 09:49 AM
That's a NOTICEABLE improvement. Keep up the great work.

the doc
03-19-2007, 10:26 AM
Cirino83, bjohnso, KingJustin, cra-z, mik, and McIrish- Thank you very much! I have worked damn hard on my back and lats, and they seem to have responded well. Now If I could just get some bicep growth :cry:

cantstop- Strength loss has been almost nonexistant to this point. In fact I have been making progress in some lifts, especially on leg work. Now I would point out that I am in late stages of rehab for an ACL reconstruction, and this would explain how I am still making squat gains. Even that being said, my working sets are 15% greater weight than my max squat working weight at my heaviest/highest BF. I think it just further illustrates how careful monitoring and control of diet and protein intake can have such a huge impact on your progression. We really harp on the diet as the key cornerstone to progression, and my personal experience has only strengthened this idea as I have personally seen the results

03-19-2007, 10:46 AM
Hey bro nice shoulders!!!

03-19-2007, 04:44 PM
Very impressive progress!

the doc
03-20-2007, 07:23 AM
thanks drwost and hulkinout!

Man I will be happy when this is done. Never again will i carry as much bf as in that 1st pic.

03-20-2007, 09:09 AM
much leaner, looking great man

03-20-2007, 09:33 AM
Very nice improvement. You look a lot leaner but still solid in the "after" pic. Great job!

03-20-2007, 02:15 PM
Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Gives me relief for my cut.