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    Skinny fat guy trying to cut for summer

    Well I was 173lb 6'0" 3 months ago and now am 167lb. I haven't lost much fat, still have 1-2 inches around the gut with some love handles. Goal is to be able to get rid of this belly fat completely.

    My routine is 3 day split with compound exercises:
    Chest/shoulders: bench, dips, overhead press, flys, tricep push down
    Back/bi's/abs: lats, rows, standing raise, sit-ups/leg raises
    Legs: leg press (can't do squats or DL due to back injury) leg curls, leg ext, calfs
    Cardio: HIIT for 15-17 min on bike 2-3/wk

    My diet I log every day, average is:

    Calories 2700
    Fat 108g
    Carb 174g
    Protein 218g

    I have lost more muscle than I wanted and not enough fat,
    My lifts have suffered but I kept the weight the same meaning less reps, usually 5-8.
    I maintain at 3000 Calories and decided to start by dropping to 2700.
    I bulk at 3200. I don't understand what I did wrong? Or if I'm on the right track?
    I have stopped losing weight but am afraid to drop calories more due to losing so much muscle already despite lifting 3-4/week with intensity. Please help.

    Also please no criticisms about me needing to bulk more etc etc right now my goal is get lean without losing too much muscle.
    Last edited by nzk; 03-15-2013 at 02:46 PM.

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