Hey I'm new to T-Nation although I've been reading and being a fan of the site since I started lifting. I have been lifting for about a year, always going heavy and hard as possible. I have a six day split where I split chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs (hams and quads). I recently decided to cut and am I interested in some of the expertise of the members of this forum.
I am 5'6 go to college and weight in about 182 lbs started at 145 lbs. I am usually at the gym for about an hour and half everyday, always trying to increase the weight after each set. I don't really plan to change my style of lifting, I just try to go as hard as possible. Please don't be hesitant to ask for any extra information you may need to critique my lifting or diet. I am aiming for about 1800-1900 calories daily. I am currently taking lipo-6, flaxseed oil, optimum nutrition casein and whey protein, Flameout, micronized creatine and scivation extend.
When I first wake up: 2 Flameout pills, and lipo-6
-Oatmeal 1/2 cup of whole grain oats, 1 serving of natural peanut butter, serving of cinnamon, 1 serving of natural honey, and 1 scoop of whey protein.
Pre-Workout Meal (1-2pm)
-2 servings of baked shrimp w/ celery and broccoli
Lifting Shake & while lifting my Sciviation watermelon flavored XTEND
-2 scoops of whey protein, 1 serving of honey, and 1tbs of cinnamon
2 pills of lipo-6
Post-Workout Meal (5pm)
-2 fillets of talapia and broccoli and celery
Meal #4 (8pm)
3 whole eggs with green onions and mushrooms
Meal #5 (11pm)
2 scoops of casein protein before sleep
-Before going to bed I take flaxseed oil, 2 pills of Flameout
I calculated the calories about 1850 calories with about 210g of protein. Wondering if anyone has any diet recommendations as well as little tips or experiences you had with lifting while cutting. The only vegetables I will be eating will be made up of celery, broccoli, green onions, and mushrooms. Trying to get to about 10% body fat but have no idea how far I am. I am pretty short and most of my weight accumulated around my lower stomach as well as my love handles. As well as people's take on cardio, I hear slow cardio after lifting is beneficial because I am really trying to preserve as much muscle mass as possible during this cut as well as safe as much as my strength gains. Thanks in advance looking forward to hear your recommendations.