By that I mean give me input that would help improve it, anything will be taken into consideration.
I HAVE NEVER CUT BEFORE in my life. I’ve been doing random ‘research’ (basically reading random articles during class) and have come up with ideas that I THINK will work.
For the past 4 months, (since June) I have been bulking. Brought myself up from 158 to 180, but abs are starting to disappear so I believe it’s time to get shredded at least for a bit…
4 day split; Chest/Bis (or tris, alternate), Legs, Shoulders, and Deadlifts/Back and tris (or bis).
(if you need to know the details of specifics please tell me)
For bulking I did about 3 sets of 5-6 reps for every major lift (bench, military press, squat, deadlift…)
but am now considering switching it to 10-12 reps and resting about 45-60 secs as opposed to my usual 2-ish minutes. -Would this help the ‘cutting’ process?-
-I’m a believer of ‘cardio, not even once’… would I need to do it if I wanna have a successful cut?-
During my bulking period I aimed at a ballpark caloric intake of 3500-4000 (I know, wide) per day, didn’t count macros too much just focused on eating healthy, vegetables, eggs, chicken, steak… so on.
I have been hearing of IF (intermittent fasting) and how it’s great for cutting… so far I know:
- 8 hour window is all you have to reach your macros, rest of time you’re only allowed to drink water/black coffee.
- first meal should be 2nd biggest, post workout meal should be biggest.
- 8 hour window is based on when your workout is.
It would be cool if anyone added to this as clearly I have limited knowledge on how to follow this, although I know what the benefits are.
For someone my age,size,weight to maintain my weight I would need to take 2700 calories (is what some random site I just googled told me), So I would assume if I ate about 2500 per day it would suffice. I will basically be eating everything I ate during my bulk, but in smaller quantities and no mass-gainer.
What supplements should I take on a cut? At this point I’m looking at just taking Whey protein and caffeine.
(inb4 glutamine/olive oil, jk)
I plan on hitting 185 before I slowly cut down to 175.
I am 19 years old and 5’11-6’0.
Thank you to whoever takes time to read this, I appreciate it.