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    Cutting to 130 lbs (currently 19 years old, 5'9, 165 lbs, NOT lean at all).

    So what do you think?

    I started lifting a couple of months ago. I am not lean at all. I have to use the assist for chins and dips. Unassisted, I can only do one chin and one dip at a time. For my weight, I have very little muscle mass. I am thinking of cutting really low and then doing a nice, slow, long bulk. Sort of a fresh start.

    So, is this a reasonable route to take?
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    Losing weight to do more chinups will only make your ego larger id say.

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    Well, what is your body fat %?

    Can you see ANY abs? Posting some pics up might help.

    To be honest, you will be a complete STICK at 5'9 and 130lbs. I should know.. I used to be in that position, and it awful.

    I know what you mean about wanting a fresh start but if I were you, I would eat at maintenance and lift hard, trying to build some muscle and strength first. If you're just starting out, you should see reasonable strength and muscle increases (although not as much as if you were on all-out bulk.)

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    damn man, 5'9 130 is s-k-i-n-n-y. You would lose muscle with that fat when you cut. I would do what David suggests - eat at maintenance (or maybe a little less) and lift hard. If you really want to cut fat, eat less calories and increase your cardio exercises. Run...swim...play some ball...
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    Yeah man I'm 2 inches SHORTER than you and I'm 135 lbs. I look like a twig.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

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    Eat healthier, lift heavy, and the rest will take care of itself. You DON'T want to cut down to 130 because it will only make it that much more difficult to put on muscle and get stronger. Even if you stay at the weight you are now and gain plenty of muscle you will look thinner even though you won't be lighter.
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    So you are telling me you are 30% bf?

    Losing 35 lbs of FAT means at LEAST 35/165 = 21.2% of your current bodyweight is fat. Assuming you are cutting to around 10%, that would mean you are currently 30% fat. I think you need to sit down and do the math. Getting a proper bf% measure would help you too.

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    It all depends on your goals. What is your goal for strenght/appearence? I started my work out quest the same way you suggest. I looked in the mirror and knew I was out of shape at 5'11 191. I started running on a regular basis to loss some weight and to get into better shape. At 5'11 I dropped down to 165. I looked in the mirror and determined that although I was much thinner I had no muscle definition. I was still not where I wanted to be. That was when I started getting more serious about lifting weights. Bottom line determine your goals and start working towards those. You may or may not be happy at 130 but my recommendation would be to concentrate on cleaning up your diet and start lifting. Mix in some cardio and give it some time.

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    Don't cut. Guido's advice is the best you will get.
    Eat right, lift hard, and think about cutting when you weigh 200 pounds.
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    :withstupi build a base of muscle first
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    Dude don't cut down to 130pds...i used to be 5'11 and 148 pounds...it sucked...i had a gut too

    Get in the gym...do big compound lifts...some of the fat will come off if you lift hard and will be replaced with muscle...

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    Okay, thanks for the info.

    I will re-evaluate.
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    i would bulk first if i were you....then cut.....that way when you cut you'll have muscle to show rather than skin and bones

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMeat_Headx
    build a base of muscle first
    i must say this is the best way to go. i know you want to get a fresh start right away but if you eat at maintenance and start turning some fat into muscle you will be at a much better position when you start to cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad-w
    i must say this is the best way to go. i know you want to get a fresh start right away but if you eat at maintenance and start turning some fat into muscle you will be at a much better position when you start to cut.
    you can't turn fat into muscle champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt04
    you can't turn fat into muscle champ.
    Nope, but you can lose fat and gain muscle (if your diet is good enough).

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