Just got through reading Ellington Darden’s ‘The New High Intensity Training’ and had to draw issue with his somewhat defeatist attitude toward cutting. Darden rightfully makes a big issue of the influence of genetics on individual body fat levels. However, according to Darden, the majority of trainees - and this includes you - will be unable to reach extremely low levels of body fat.
I’d be the last person to discount the DNA factor, but I’m yet to meet someone incapable of obtaining a decent six-pack. This is likely to come across as bitchy but maybe training a bit longer and revising the high carb diet might produce better results.
If anyone has leaned out using Darden’s methods I’d love to hear from you.