Hi all, just want to ask, I have been cutting since August and have made a lot of progress in terms of losing fat.
I had bulked for 23 months straight before that and ended up making a lot of dieting mistakes, using the gym as an excuse to eat ‘dirty’ and overeat. I was not watching my diet closely enough and even though I was gaining a good amount of strength, aesthetically I looked terrible. I was powerlifting and doing some hypertrophy work but I was planning my diet badly. I ended up looking like this:
Today I am around 18-20% bf I think and I want to get to 10% bf. I weigh 167 pounds. My pictures (please mind my seasonal eczema):
After my cut I would never want it above 15% again, ever.
With my calculations I should be 10% bodyfat at 152 pounds after my cut. I am 167 pound at the moment, so that will be around 15 weeks of cutting. I anticipate that I may be 145-150 pounds before I get to 10%bf in a worst case scenario.
Assuming I am at 150 pounds at 10% bf, I will need 15 pound of lean body mass to get to my physique goal. I want to stay as close to 10% bf as possible. I am happy to get up to 15% bf in a bulk. If I aim for 0.5 pounds of gains per week, that would put me at 2 pounds a month. So to add 15 pounds of lean mass with very minimal fat gains, it will take around 6 months and a few weeks.
My long term goal is to get to 8-10% bf at 165-170 pounds,sort of like the physiques on the left and right:
Would this be an ok plan? Or would you take a different approach to reach my goal. I know I have fucked up badly and at 23 months of lifting I should have done better, I have always had diet discipline problems.