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EWest Log


I've been steadily gaining strength and size for the past two years, so I thought it would be a nice change of pace to try a cut and see what the new size looks like once it's revealed. Starting this log to track my progress with the cut and / or strength gains. I took a couple of pics as a starting point to use for reference, will post them up later. Here's the info:

Weight: 180-185
Body Fat: 12-14%, not sure really


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Morning Cardio: 45 minutes incline walking
Afternoon Cardio: 45 minutes incline walking


Unless you have abnormally fat legs, you're nowhere near 12-14%. I'd say closer to 8 tops.


It was the lighting. Those pictures made me look a lot leaner than I really am, not sure why. I highly doubt I'm less than 10% because my abs are normally a bit blurry. Neverless, I'll probably do a body fat estimate sometime this weekend and weigh myself so I have some measurements to use as a baseline for progress during the cut.


Squat: 330 x 5, 330 x 5, 330 x 1
Bench Press: 250 x 5, 250 x 4, 250 x 3
Weighted Chins: +55 x 6, +25 x 7, bodyweight x 10

Not sure why I failed so hard on the third set of squats, got stuck on the 2nd rep which was very disappointing. I am definitely feeling the impact of a lowered calorie diet on my strength. Maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me.


Morning Cardio: 45 minutes walking outside
Afternoon Cardio: 45 minutes incline walking


Strong and impressive pics. And some heavy ass lifting.
What are your goals? Do you play any sport? Pic of wheels?

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Thanks man! I need to get a pic of the wheels, maybe take some this weekend.

No sports at the moment. Growing up I was a competitive swimmer for nine years, and I was a competitive fencer for 7 years. A couple years back I competed in some endurance sports, which resulted in me being a 150 lb scrawny fuck. At the moment I am just trying to get strong and shredded (yeah, typical, I know). I have been kicking the idea of competing in a powerlifting competition, but I'd like to get my totals up a bit more first.


Deadlift: 360 x 5, 315 x 5
Overhead Press: 160 3 x 5


Morning Cardio: 45 minutes incline walking


My goals are similar to yours and I would like to lift heavy numbers like you do.
Have you ever considered doing something more exciting for your cardio. Walking on a treadmill is as boring as you can get. Would you consider taking part in some amateur fencing duals twice a week? Atleast its more competitive and interesting.
Do you do much mobility work? What supplements are you on?



I've thought about picking fencing back up. That would be a lot more exciting than walking! However, it's a time commitment. At the moment I'm pretty busy, so it's hard for me to put things on a schedule, where I can walk whenever I can fit it in.

Not doing any mobility work, but I have in the past to help with squat and deadlift technique. Supplements:

-EC Stack
-Whey + Creatine
-Jack3d + BCAA (when training fasted)
-Fish Oil


Progress Pics






Shitty workout. Failed on everything. Not even worth recording.
Weighed in at 178.4 lbs


Had some fun in the gym today. Did some arm work and calves.

Barbell Rows 3 x 8
Dumbbell Rows 3 x 8
Barbell Curls 3 x 10
Dumbbell Curls 3 x 15

Close Grip Bench Press 3 x 8
Dips 3 x 10
Triceps Cable Push-Down 3 x 16

Donkey Press (calves) - 75 reps (as little rest as possible)
Standing Calf Raise 3 x 12


Nice work bro.
I was wondering what your diet is like? Can you provide me with details of what you would eat in a typical day?