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    Transformation

    I am looking to cut some weight to get down to ~145. I currently fluctuate between 153-157 and I am 5'6". I started lifting 5 days a week last June and 1 day a week I do high intensity interval cardio for 30-40 minutes. Before I started, I was up to 167, so I have lost quite a bit and I am seeing progress and becoming more tone. However, I still have some slight body fat around the waist and back(love handles) that I think I could spare to lose. I don't have a 6 pack and I think if I got down to 145, this would start to appear. I know I will be sacrificing some muscle by doing this, but I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a workout routine and/or nutrition plan that will get me down to that weight. My overall goal when I started lifting intensely last summer was to gain muscle and strength. Well, I have done that and now I want to take it a step further and become a bit more tone/ripped and get that 6 pack I've never had. If there is any additional information you may need, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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    I'll be perfectly honest and blunt with you. You don't have enough muscle to be cutting weight. Personally I would get to at least 185-200 before a cut. I'm 5'7 235 ... and I don't think I'm very big at all.
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    I'm not looking to be a bodybuilder. I am looking to tone up and look more ripped than I am. I'm not looking to put on mass.

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    Well I mean... if your not trying to look "big" then go for the cut. You need to drop your daily calories by a few hundred and do more cardio. 1 day a week isn't going to cut it. I would do at least 3.
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    Misread your post. You sound kinda small to wanna cut man, but a balanced diet is how you cut. Without the right diet, you'll never look cut.
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    If you aren't packing some muscle, you'll just end up looking skinny when you get "cut" (kind of dislike that word).
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    How about lean?
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    I should proof read my posts, that one sounded terrible when I reread it just now. 5'6 is only 3 inches shorter than me so I can't imagine him having much muscle. I'm 155 lbs with 5% body fat and I am extremely thin.
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    Do whatever you want and don't listen to what people have to say if your goal is to lose fat. I don't understand why people aren't just answering the damn question.

    Workout routine: any 3-4 day routine with compound mouvements.

    Diet: any diet with a deficit, high protein, adequate fats/carbs and about 80-90% unrefined foods (eat some veggies).

    Cardio: when you stop losing weight, 3 days a week, then up to 7 days. If you don't need cardio, don't do it if you don't want to.

    Adequate sleep.

    That's it, simple and you'll get to your goals quickly. Go for about 1lbs of weight loss a week. It's not super scientific but it's really simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-R-M View Post
    Do whatever you want and don't listen to what people have to say if your goal is to lose fat. I don't understand why people aren't just answering the damn question.
    Because we are WannaBeBig, not WannaBeSkinny. We assume when guys come here for advice that they at least want to look like they lift weights. Otherwise, there are a billion different diet forums out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Because we are WannaBeBig, not WannaBeSkinny. We assume when guys come here for advice that they at least want to look like they lift weights. Otherwise, there are a billion different diet forums out there.
    But there is literature on our site that addresses these issues as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    But there is literature on our site that addresses these issues as well.
    That wasn't my point and I am well aware of what type of literature is on the site.
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    Good advice, BallsWideDeep.
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