Time for me to cut, I'd like to try and have abs for once in my life but have no clue how to start. Anyone know if "The New Abs Diet" is a good book on dieting for weight lifters?
Think I'm about 20% BF now, probably need to get down to 195-200lbs for nice abs
Last edited by fpr; 04-07-2011 at 10:08 PM.
Here's a few older pics for comparison, just for the heck of it
Last edited by fpr; 04-07-2011 at 10:16 PM.
Looking pretty damn good at 240. Thick for sure.
For dieting I'd look into carb cycling. There's a few good e-books up on the elitefts website that would get you started. The lean-gain principles and the simple guide to low-carb diets by Shelby Starnes are considered excellent by many. I can't say I have heard of the book you mentioned though.
Big arms! Even when you were skinnier! Gonna look really impressive when you cut down.
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Look great! That's a hell of a transformation. Hard to believe you are 30lbs lighter in that last set.
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Thanks man. I wanted to cut to 185, but my body didnt agree with it. I floated around 200 for at least a good 4-6 months but was feeling weak and lethargic. Feeling pretty good at 210. Goal is to slowly bulk to 225ish and see how I feel there.
Great work and huge turnaround!
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Don't get stuck on numbers man, the mirror don't lie! If you try to cut to a weight, you're bound to lose muscle. Looking great bro! Keep up the good work.
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Awesome progress! Good going. How did you cut? Basic calorie deficit or did you go with low-carb or something?
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Just for the sake of curiosity, at 200lbs I was probably around 8% BF, and I had everyone comment that I had really wierdly shaped abs. Basically it looks like I have 4 big, oddly shaped blocks and a big canyon running vertically down my abs. Are my abs not developed enough for that nice, compact 6 pack look, not even sure if I can get a sick pack? Perhaps I just wasn't lean enough yet?
Losing the hair will help with the whole "canyon" thing.
i agree with dan though. the hair isnt helping in those shots. its adding depth in an already low lighting situation. hard to say for sure
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I agree that in the most recent photos I posted I wasn't around 8%. I was pretty close to it when I was hovering around 200lbs though, and was eating a very low carb diet. It was just a question out of curiosity, imo, abs are overrated.