Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: To cut or not to cut?

  1. #1
    Ex-Mod Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Yale
    Posts
    3,747

    To cut or not to cut?

    I don't know whether to cut or not. I'd really like to, as my bodyfat is higher than it has been for years. (18-22%?) However, at 5'7 and 117pounds, I suppose I could try to build up some muscle first so when I cut I dont wind up with too low of bodyweight. sorry if this question annoys anyone, but the bf% is *really* bugging me on a daily basis, especially my newfound need to buy need clothes. What to do?

    a. drop cals below maintenance, cut the bf% then lean bulk
    b. add 250 cals over maintenance, train hard, eat clean
    c. keep cals at maintenance, train, eat clean, see what happens (gain muscle and lose bf% at same time? maybe? if im really lucky? )
    Last edited by Jane; 12-17-2001 at 08:45 PM.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

  2. #2
    Player Hater PowerManDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    7,850
    Ok, let me give you some advice:

    At 5'7 and 117 lbs, DO NOT cut.

    Without seeing a pic I couldn't judge your BF %, but considering your height/weight and history, I seriously doubt its very high. 18 to 20% is considered normal for a female.

    In your situation, I'd try to keep the cals at or slightly above maintenance, and focus on your training. Heavy weights and progression should be the goal.

    I've stayed +/- 2 lbs of my weight, but there's no doubt from looking at me that I've leaned out some. Its not that hard to do it. Go with b or c.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

    Budiak: That girl I maced
    Budiak: macked
    Budiak: heh maced
    Budiak: I wish

    ShmrckPmp5: a good thing people can't fire guns through the computer...your ass would have been shot years ago

    Y2A 47: youre smooth as hell
    Y2A 47: thats why you get outta tickets, and into panties

    galileo: you're a fucking beast and I hate you
    galileo: hate

    assgrabbers are never subtile, they will grabb ass whereever they go,public or not, I know the type, because I am one. - Rock

  3. #3
    Way below radar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Somewhere between cognitive dissonance and the egocentric dilemma
    Posts
    4,375
    Jane, my vote is to just keep focusing on the lifting and eating well (option c). If you're 5'7" and 117 pounds, you can afford to pack on some more muscle before you have to worry about cutting. 18-20% body fat is low for a woman, fitness/bb competitors nonwithstanding.

    As far as new clothes go, beware the female clothing/size trap. Both Savannah and I can attest to the fact that women's clothes are not made for buff chicks, esp jeans and pants. I think both of us have made joking comments about girls' jeans not having a prayer of going over our quads. It's all a matter of your frame of reference and who/what you're comparing yourself to.

    Best of luck

    I could give all to Time except - except
    What I myself have held. But why declare
    The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

    --Robert Frost

  4. #4
    is no more. Orange357's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,931
    My vote is for dont cut your B/F is already low..b/c should do you good
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

  5. #5
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756
    Originally posted by Orange357
    My vote is for dont cut your B/F is already low..b/c should do you good
    Wow.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Avatar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    1,758
    Originally posted by Orange357
    My vote is for dont cut your B/F is already low..b/c should do you good
    was that dirty? I thought it was but was hard to get past the grammer.. hehe well anyways..

    5'7 @ 117 is SKINNY. don't cut babe.

    but if you want an honest more accurate opinion, I think we all need a full nekkid bodyshot.
    Last edited by Avatar; 12-17-2001 at 10:23 PM.
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

  7. #7
    Player Hater PowerManDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    7,850
    tuttut
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

    Budiak: That girl I maced
    Budiak: macked
    Budiak: heh maced
    Budiak: I wish

    ShmrckPmp5: a good thing people can't fire guns through the computer...your ass would have been shot years ago

    Y2A 47: youre smooth as hell
    Y2A 47: thats why you get outta tickets, and into panties

    galileo: you're a fucking beast and I hate you
    galileo: hate

    assgrabbers are never subtile, they will grabb ass whereever they go,public or not, I know the type, because I am one. - Rock

  8. #8
    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    23,191
    how many different ways do you need to be told she's underage avatar?

    jane.....you are nowhere ready to be cutting yet. mut on some more muscle mass. i honestly don't think your at 18 yet. are you saying that because something kicked in? if so, perhaps your body is more sensitive.....
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


    Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

  9. #9
    bone crusher
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    0
    Hit those weights!!!
    eat that steak!

    PUsh yourself hard in the gymn!!!!!

  10. #10
    Baby Seal Clubber ElPietro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    12,778
    Yeah just up the intensity if you want...if you feel soft where you need to cut maybe you just need to lift a bit more...I'm not going to tell you not to cut because it's your body and if you think that's what it will take to make you look better than go ahead...but it may not be necessary...
    Deadlifts are like women, they'll hurt you everytime, but they'll also make you a man. - Me

    Friends don't let friends do dumbell kickbacks. - Me

    ElP is the smartest man in the world. - Gyno Rhino

    A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. -- Dan Quayle

    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

    Current FFFA Enforcer

  11. #11
    is no more. Orange357's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,931
    Bunch of dirty minded peopletuttut
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •