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    Quote Originally Posted by KIBBLES N BITS View Post
    I went through the same thing, the first 4-6 weeks of my 16 week cut were great. I was hitting PR's felt strong, was losing ~2 pounds a week. Then it seemed like wham right after the 8 week my strength completely tanked. I think you should keep it slow and steady, 1 pound a week really is enough imo if you're really concerned about strength.

    However, I was doing fasted AM cardio 7 days a week as well....another note, strength loss could be a loss of leverage as opposed to lost muscle mass.

    When my weight loss stagnated, Shelby cut me back from 2 high days a week to 1 high day, replacing the 2nd with a medium day. That started my fat loss right up again. Might be worth a shot.
    Yes that's true about the leverages. Right now it seems my loss has stagnated...I might make an adjustment and just put my high days on leg days. Right now I am running 2 high days per week but some weeks I have two upper body sessions and only 1 leg. If I just do it on leg days, some weeks will only have one high carb day. Maybe that will do the trick.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    I have been dieting for 19 weeks now and im still setting squat PR's. My bench stalled pretty much, but i feel its due to the leverage loss because of a smaller stomach. Strength isnt going up as fast as on a bulk, but it does seem to increase. I havent made any calorie adjustments over the 19 week period, only included a once a week carb refeed and switched some meals from P+C to P+F. Im taking it slow and loosing at around 1lbs a week.

    A significant loss in strength isnt acceptable for me really and because i am not doing a show or something of that kind, i am taking my time.



    Keep up the work Mike. Losses on the scale are not as important as progress mirror/picture wise. Stay patient and make adjustments after you have been stagnant for several weeks.
    Thanks dude...19 weeks of dieting, wow. that is dedication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Well I found a pic of a guy who represents exactly what I want to achieve....

    Not sure if hes natty or not, but 6'5" 225 pounds at 8% body fat.



    If I could look like that, I would be satisfied.
    Didn't that guy used to post on here? I don't think he was natty.
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    Still dieting guys...

    Morning weight was 226.8. That is a 7 pound drop since I started cycling and an almost 20 pound drop since I started dieting over 2 months ago. I wish I had pics of the 245...they must have been bad.

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    Keep it up dude! 20 lbs is great progress. How much do you expect you still have to loose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    Keep it up dude! 20 lbs is great progress. How much do you expect you still have to loose?
    Well, I am at the awkward stage....

    Never dieted before, but read somewhere that you go through a couple awkward stages until you finally look good. Right now I am at the halfway point it seems...obvious fat loss, but still the muscles aren't popping...so I just look kind of skinny fat...muscles aren't really standing out yet. Once the diet is complete, apparently I will actually look bigger than when I started.

    Will prob take some progression pics tonight to compare to the initial pics. I am blessed with the ability to lose weight/fat fairly easily with zero cardio, I also seem to gain weight pretty easily when I want to. I still consider myself an ecto though .

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    I am seeing a gigantic difference from the first shots now, especially in my back!




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    Still going strong here....haven't changed a thing in the diet, but did add one extra workout a week...

    Weight is down to 223.5. Progress pics tomorrow probably.
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    keep it up. nice work...
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    Ok guys, updated pics. Slightly flexed, not really trying to pull a muscle or something LOL. I am a BAD poser, never worked on it and the wife had to go somewhere, so these are a bit rushed but here they are. Pretty significant difference I think from the starting pics. I think if I was better at posing, it would be a bigger difference.

    Bodyweight this morning was 221...down from 235 since the end of April....down a total 23 pounds since the end of March when I dropped dirty foods (245 then). Lifts are still gaining week to week, albeit at a slower pace (except for deads/squats, which are increasing at a faster rate believe it or not).



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    Looking a hell of a lot leaner around that midsection now! Great progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Looking a hell of a lot leaner around that midsection now! Great progress.
    Thank you sir . That Shelby Starnes book was well worth the 15 bucks.

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    Good progress so far. You look great for being so tall. Would never guess 6' 5" by looking at your pics, which is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Good progress so far. You look great for being so tall. Would never guess 6' 5" by looking at your pics, which is a good thing.
    I am lucky in that I am all legs, so I can still have a normal looking upper body (minus the long arms). At the end of the cut, ill take some full length shots so you can see how absurdly leg biased I am.

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    You are definitely getting there man. Great job with your carb cycling and weight loss. I would recommend tanning and what is your goal in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle View Post
    You are definitely getting there man. Great job with your carb cycling and weight loss. I would recommend tanning and what is your goal in the end?
    Thanks..

    Ultimate goal is 245 at 10% at one point in my life. I am not really sure what the goal with this cut is, I just wanted to get rid of my protruding stomach and see more definition in my arms/abs.

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