First time poster. Ive lurked this website for a long time and finally decided to become a member. I lifted all 4 yrs of high school for football. Got pretty strong, power cleaned 300 lbs at 175 lbs.(very lean im 5’11) Quit for 2 years. Have lifted for the past year, made it to 215 from a soft 190. Beat all my h.s. PR’s. Got some good pec-delt stretch marks. I’m estimating that I was 15% bf. I herniated 2 disks in my neck two months ago, couldnt lift.
Lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks. Mostly muscle im guessing. Been back at it for two weeks. Im eating 250 P 80 F and 50 C a day. I lift everyday but tues and thurs. Treadmill 30 min 5 x week. Neways i look and feel(bout how i look) like crap. My muscles seem deflated, i went from benching 275x5 to 275x1. Long-term I want to be 205 at 8%.(supp to be my genetic potential). Im trying to get down to 10% and hold it for the summer and then re-bulk in the fall. Ive never cut before. I want to get it over with asap. Id rather be small and weak than fat and weak.
Currently im 196 lbs. Ive read so many different takes on cutting. Can some of you natural veterans give me some pointers on how to get down to 180-5 as fast as humanly possible w/o losing a lot of muscle. spring break is 3 weeks away